So, you’ve stumbled onto my humble little blog. Perhaps you are a Millenial wondering why most of your friends aren’t fully employed. Or wondering why ObamaKare is being shoved down your throat. Or why your generation is on the hook for a national debt that stands at $17 $18 Trillion and counting. Maybe you are scratching your head wondering why your President thinks Global Warming the weather is more worrisome than Islamic Terror. And perhaps you’ve started to become aware there might be something the corrupt and biased lame stream media isn’t telling you. The answer, to these and other existential questions, is ... the Left - specifically, the modern American Progressive. Think of this site as a portal to a richer understanding of this answer, a portal purposely designed with a consciously cock-eyed bent to keep it entertaining. Because the First Amendment is forever and the Internet never forgets. (Plus you better figure out FICA isn't the name of a Swedish bikini model, before she eats your entire paycheck.)

How to use the portal? You could dive into my archive*. I was most active here 2010-2012, but that matters not. How many times do I need to demonstrate the central point? To wit, the political / ideological Left is a menace to the constitutional republic and must be resisted lest the American experiment in liberty devolve into socialist dystopia. If it's the more pointed hand-to-hand combat of the comment board that whets your appetite, click the 'My Disqus Comments' widget. I continue to visit that world from time to time as a light diversion. Or you could browse through my blog roll. It's a very representative collection of center-right blogs, though hardly exhaustive. I can't do the political / ideology thing 24x7, and you probably can't either. Leave that to the hysterical, talking point chanting, mob agitating, race baiting, election stealing, gaia worshiping, straw man torching, Islamic Terrorist appeasing, organized Left (aka OFA, MSNBC, UAW, SEIU, Think Progress, Media Matters, most of legacy media, the politically correct faculty lounge, anybody who belonged to Journolist, anybody connected to Occupy Wall Street, anything funded by George Soros or Tom Steyer, their paid Internet trolls, and the rest of the usual Team Leftie suspects).

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

English-To-English Translation

Fox News reported in its Grapevine segment last evening that Progressive hero and duly elected member of Congress Dennis Kucinich disclaimed giving embarrassingly panderiferous praise to the Syrian thugocrat and dictator Bashar Assad – by claiming the English language publication of his English words was mistranslated!

My immediate reaction … so what? He’s a Leftie, just be glad he didn’t bow to the foreign dictator. But after a moment’s reflection, it gave me an idea for how to treat yesterday’s embarrassingly empty news conference performance by the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama. It was empty of useful ideas, empty of leadership, and empty of journalism – but positively bulging (gratuitous shot at RepWeiner) with comedic potential for this blog.

So, making reference to the transcript the Wall Street Journal had the nerve to post on the Intertubes for anyone to see … I give you the English-to-English translation of a number of statements uttered by the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama.


BHO: The struggles of middle-class families were a big problem long before the recession hit in 2007.
E2E: I think I can still get some mileage out of the ‘Blame Bush’ meme if I’m not as explicit with it.

BHO: Today, our administration is trying to take those steps, so we’re reviewing government regulations so that we can fix any rules in place that are an unnecessary burden on businesses.
E2E: Maybe we can draw attention to a meaningless faculty lounge seminar exercise concerning a few meaningless regs, and thereby divert attention from the fact ObamaCare and EPA regs are pounding business into the ground.

BHO: Right now, Congress could send me a bill that puts construction workers back on the job rebuilding roads and bridges …
E2E: I need the Republicans to make the huge mistake of becoming complicit in the Keynesian stimulus boondoggle, to muddy the waters for the 2012 elections.

BHO: And right now, we could give middle-class families the security of knowing that the tax cut I signed in December will be there for one more year.
E2E: In the debt ceiling negotiations, I will be holding middle class tax rates hostage to my sacred cow of raising taxes on the job producers of the nation.

BHO: But everyone also knows that we’ll need to do more to close the deficit.
E2E: Damn those TEA Partiers.

BHO: And, yes, we’re going to have to tackle spending in the tax code.
E2E: It’s the gub’ments money, and the gub’ment can’t afford for you to take those deductions anymore.

BHO: The tax cuts I’m proposing we get rid of are tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires; tax breaks for oil companies and hedge fund managers and corporate jet owners.
E2E: It’s the gub’ments money, and the gub’ment can’t afford for anyone to be prosperous anymore.

BHO: So the bottom line is this: Any agreement to reduce our deficit is going to require tough decisions and balanced solutions.
E2E: I need to take my third mulligan, because I tossed my first unserious budget when Paul Ryan published his ten year plan, and my second budget is just a ‘framework.’

BHO: Call me naïve, but my expectation is that leaders are going to lead.
E2E: My naïve plan is to demagogue Congressional leaders into doing the heavy lifting while I’m out on the links.

BHO: I, as Commander-in-Chief, have to have difficult conversations with the Pentagon saying, you know what, there’s fat here; we’re going to have to trim it out.
E2E: I, as Community-Agitator-In-Chief, wake up every day salivating at the prospect of gutting the Pentagon budget.

BHO: I don’t think that’s a sustainable position. [On GOP opposition to tax hikes]
E2E: Our internal polling shows we can still win the class warfare argument demagogically.

BHO: You can’t reduce the deficit to the levels that it needs to be reduced without having some revenue in the mix.
E2E: It’s all the gub’ments money.

BHO: [On War Powers Act] And this suddenly becomes the cause célèbre for some folks in Congress? Come on.
E2E: I need to diminish this issue with mockery, like Alinsky taught me, to protect my flank on Impeachment.

BHO: [On Gay marriage] And so I think the combination of what states are doing, what the courts are doing, the actions that we’re taking administratively, all are how the process should work.
E2E: I sure hope it’s never conclusively decided on a pure plebescite, because that’s never gone well for our side.

BHO: and it turns out that the President — I’ve discovered since I’ve been in this office — can’t dictate precisely how this process moves
E2E: Damn those TEA Partiers.

BHO: I think it’s important for us to look at rebuilding our transportation infrastructure in this country.
E2E: Never enough redistribution of other people’s money to unionized construction projects.

BHO: what I think defies common sense would be a notion that we would be shutting down a plant or laying off workers because labor and management can’t come to a sensible agreement. [On NLRB’s tyrannical action against Boeing relocation from a union state to a right to work state]
E2E: We can’t have capitalists freely hooking up with self-interested workers and not have union dues funneled to Democrat politicians.

BHO: [The entire reply to “Admiral McRaven’s testimony before Congress that he was concerned that there wasn’t a clear procedure to be followed if a terrorist were captured alive abroad.”]
E2E: There isn’t one.

BHO: Well, I didn’t use “victory” in my West Point speech, either
E2E: I didn’t sign up for this war time President thing.

BHO: Our work [in Afghanistan] is not done.
E2E: Damn it, I didn’t sign up for this war time President thing!

BHO: around two weeks, a little less than two weeks, we had transitioned where NATO had taken full control of the operation. So promise made, promise kept.
E2E: I’m ‘Leading From Behind’ … because, like I said, I didn’t sign up for this war time President thing!

BHO: He [Ghaddafi] needs to step down. He needs to go.
E2E: I can’t believe the pr*ck has hung on for so long … Damn it, I didn’t sign up for this war time President thing!

BHO: I’m not going to make news on that [personal view of same sex marriage] today.
E2E: Gay lobby still in the bag politically, no need to risk alienating other voters.

BHO: I think that it makes perfect sense for us to take a look at can we extend the payroll tax, for example, an additional year,
E2E: Payroll tax holiday for employees is a really good class warfare pander for me.

BHO: my attorney general has made clear that he certainly would not have ordered gun running to be able to pass through into Mexico
E2E: I’m confident the ‘Fast and Furious’ cover up is in good shape, so far.

BHO: With respect to E-verify, we need comprehensive immigration reform
E2E: I’ve promised the illegal immigration lobby ‘no deal without amnesty’

BHO: it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to comment on the investigation if I don’t — if it’s not yet completed.
E2E: Man, that whole ‘Beer Summit’ thing really sucked.  Don't want to do that again.

BHO: These are bills that Congress ran up.
E2E: I can’t really get away with ‘Blame Bush’ for stuff I signed into law. I don’t think so, anyway.

BHO: This is a matter of Congress going ahead and biting the bullet and making some tough decisions
E2E: I’ve got a full golf calendar and I’ll be ‘leading from behind.’

BHO: And so there’s no point in procrastinating
E2E: I’m gonna be really p*ssed off if I have to cancel a round of golf.

BHO: Well, just like a company like Alcoa, America has got to make some investments.
E2E: Never forget it’s all the gub’ments money.


Like shooting fish in a barrel.
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Friday, June 24, 2011


My post writing muse seems to have a case of the summer “blahs” – the lazy bastard. Not to mention I’ve noticed something since I started blogging - it’s hard to come up with a worthwhile column on a regular basis. That’s why so many hacks in the criminally biased MSM suck at it.

But it’s been a full week since my last masterpiece, so I have to come up with something. I guess I’ll fall back on a cache of chestnuts I’ve been keeping on the Intertubes, squirrel style, for the entire 18 month existence of this blog. Keen observers of the phenomenon known as LibertyAtStake are familiar with my habit of signing, with the url of this site, short comments on other writer’s posts. I do this for research purposes. The practice allows me to recall theses comments, and gives me the capacity review my meanderings around the Intertubes when collecting my thoughts for this or that post.

Plus the practice feeds into my self-appointed ‘mission from God’ … to rid the republic of BHO and the Progressive’s rancid governance … by occupying and holding as much Intertubes territory as one man with a day job and real life can possibly liberate in his “spare time.” You might call it my personal ‘surge’ strategy.

And not least … it’s fun for me. Opinion, sarcasm and snark comes to me as easily as exhaling carbon dioxide. You might say it’s my ‘God given talent.’

So, herewith is a short review of classic LAS comments , one per month of the blog’s existence, cherry picked with the greatest of ease courtesy of that magical mysterious Intertubes tool known as the search engine.


January 2010: LAS forewarns the Ruling Elites reading 'The Hill' to prepare for their upcoming 'Shellacking' in the elections of 2010.

February 2010: LAS drops in on the Breitbart TV site to give Valerie Jarrett a refresher on Alinsky 101.

March 2010: LAS channels the national treasure known as Dick Cheney to opine on the relative importance of reporting coming out of the Washington Post.  (By this time I had added a signature element to inform the FBI and DHS my intentions were entirely legal - [For a light hearted take on our present peril]). 

April 2010:  LAS offers a back-handed compliment to one of the criminally biased MSM's worst hacks of all, Rachel Maddow.

May 2010:  LAS votes "stupid" over "liar" to explain insane PC revision of history spewed by noted race baiter employed by PBS.

June 2010: LAS highlights the great problem plaquing the republic - legislators passing bills they don't read, don't understand, and can't predict the consequences for - because ... well, just because!

July 2010:  LAS reacts to faculty lounge wankers inexplicably (at least as it relates to reality) rating Obama ahead of Reagan.

August 2010: LAS opines on Barry's support for the Ground Zero Mosque.  (It was also about this time that I replaced [For a light hearted take on our present peril] with the far superior "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive.")

September 2010:  LAS explains what the new GOP verb 'to primary' is all about.

October 2010:  A rare detour over to the Sports page brings back memories of 'Caddyshack.'

November 2010:  In the month of 'Shellacking I,' LAS joins TCL in a thoughtful discussion on airline security.

December 2010:  LAS predicts economic downturn if states balance budgets.

January 2011:  LAS explains why all heterosexual males should be conservatives.

February 2011: LAS explains root cause of old line civil rights organization's irrelevance.

March 2011: LAS temporarily borrows a GEICO marketing slogan to disparage an entire culture.  (It was around this time I added the old school emoticon that completes the signature element actively in use.  It came about due to some unsolicited advice from a couple of Daily Caller commenters, which I blogged about on February 16, 2011).

April 2011: LAS explains why it's Keith and not Mick that makes the Stones the Stones.

May 2011: In reply to a reply to an embarrassingly stupid post by WaPo's Ezra Klein, LAS promotes a "one property owner, one vote" program.

June 2011:  From yesterday's Science and Technology page.

That's all, folks ....


"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our Black Guy is Smarter Than Their Black Guy

In the event of a Herman Cain vs. Barack Hussein Obama match up in the 2012 general election for President of the United States, I believe I have come up with a very effective bumper sticker sized campaign slogan.  Personally, I think it is a clever and pithy statement that the party of the Right evaluates people on the basis of their ideas and character, rather than their demographics.  This is why the intramural divisions on the Right are philosophy based - social conservative, libertarian, neo con, and so forth.  A stark distinction as measured against the class, gender, and race based constituency definitions the Left uses.

I have field tested the slogan on a few comment boards, and got positive feedback at the Daily Caller from a denizen of the Intertubes who uses the pseudonym Hollywood4Cain.

However, my genius has been misinterpreted by wider audiences before ... so before I open that Zazzle account anticipating hot cakes level sales, I'd like to poll my readership on how this slogan strikes them.

The 'Our Black Guy is Smarter Than Their Black Guy' Slogan Strikes You As (choose the one that most fits) ...

Update 11/05/11

LAS has noticed a pattern of visits to this post recently, from people using Internet search engines in search of Herman Cain bumper stickers. Why look any further. LAS has opened the store!
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Contemporary Politics and Newton's Three Laws (Part 16)

If any long time readers of this blog (you know who you are) thought I had abandoned the Newtonian thread … fear not. The post I classified as part 15 in the series (April 11, 2011) posited the republic, on that particular date, was calmly sailing through the eye of the storm toward more headwinds, toward a penultimate Newtonian collision (which will become forever known as “Shellacking II” when the votes are counted on November 6, 2012).

The leading edge of these headwinds has arrived. There has been a portentous flurry of news events in the past couple of weeks. These news events demonstrate to anyone paying attention (once again) that the American Progressive Left is amoral, illiterate on economic matters, illiterate in foreign relations, and lives solely to direct the micro details of other peoples’ lives.  And always with disastrous results - because it’s simply an impossible pursuit.

Most prominently, a prominent Demo-hack corruptly used government resources and time for – ahem! – ‘personal pursuits,’ and then doubly corruptly lied about it through his teeth (Lesson 1 from my May 28 post). This very same corrupt Demo-hack, possibly even with the approval of a sizable bloc of his morally challenged constituents, obviously with the support of the criminally biased MSM, and hardly a peep from the majority opposition party – shamelessly retains his seat in the republic’s national legislative body (Lessons 2, 3, and 4 from my May 28 post). Make no mistake, this shameless moral miscreant will have to dragged off of Capitol Hill kicking and screaming – because he is a Leftist, and therefore cannot imagine doing anything else with his (professional) life other than micromanaging the choices available to other people.

Simultaneously, and almost without notice due to the aforementioned shenanigans, there was a  flurry of terrible economic news. While the criminally biased MSM was caught off guard by the news, LibertyAtstake was not at all surprised – because as I explained in my May 11 post, your current administration is Stuck on Keynesian Stupid. They also seem to be running out of Keynesians over there, as the “economic team” seems to be reenacting ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ (Run away!) in the face of abject failure. I am undecided as to whether this is good or bad news for the republic, on balance.

Still less noticed, because it hasn’t come to a head yet, which is to say the mushroom cloud isn’t rising above Israel just yet, is the now near certainty Iran will acquire nuclear weapons. This easily predicted outcome is largely due to the incredibly naïve foreign policy doctrine followed by the administration of the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama. The wages of BHO’s naiveté vis-à-vis Iran will be one big smelly ‘inheritance’ for the next POTUS - that much is for sure.

And, finally, the bill Nanny Pelosi told us she needed to pass to find out what’s in it ... is coming to a head - for millions of Americans who are about to find out what's in it and experience the loss of their employer provided health insurance plans because ObamaCare made those plans far more expensive. [ begin heightened sarcasm alert ;) ] Gee, Leftist intervention making a market product far more expensive? No, that’s never happened before. [ end heightened sarcasm alert ;) ]


The good news is: LibertyAtStake The Predictor can now predict with virtually absolute certainty the republic will thankfully be rid of the Empty Suit Currently Occupying the Oval Office in January 2013. If you’ve been paying close attention, I’ve been using this blog space to work out for myself whether or not a sufficient percentage of politically clueless independents would be sufficiently awakened to the non-stop misery carousel that is Leftism to vote the Demo-Hacks, and their current champion (BHO), out of office in November 2012. With all hell breaking loose around them, and misery raining down upon them, the politically clueless independent bloc will at least be as sophisticated as Pavlov’s dog … this much we can be sure of. (See the election of Richard Nixon, even with the influential third party run of George Wallace, circa 1968, as the historical precedent)

The bad news is: there are two long, hot summers between now and the November 6, 2012 elections. And Leftists do not relinquish power willingly or easily.  LibertyAtStake The Predictor predicts a growth economy for his Just Another Unhinged Leftie (JAUL) Gallery over the next seventeen months or so. Try to enjoy the wild ride best as you can ... it’s better that way. Happy Friday.


I had a bunch of links teed up to accent various statements in this post.  Screw it - I'm going John Lennon and White Album on this one - that is, just throw everything out there.  Here's the links I collected this week in so-called 'preparation.'

Special mention to the Jersey Nut for solidifying my editorial thinking on this one ...
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: RepWeiner Was Set Up!

(AP) - Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting

Our cracker-jack investigative journalism team has acquired a copy of the Super Secret Double Secure Monthly Meeting Minutes of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (VRWC), which some knucklehead left on an unsecure file server with anonymous permissions enabled. This document will clear the heroic Progressive Congressman from New York with the unfortunately ironic screen name, RepWeiner. The VRWC meeting attendees used their Intertubes screen names, as is their usual practice.




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LibertyAtStake began the meeting by stating what the VRWC needed right now was a distraction from Obama's recovering economy. All present agreed entirely with this brilliant political analysis.

GayPatriot stated he had a picture of his willy in grey tighty-whiteys. After an awkward pause, MrBreitbart stated he thought we could use that.

MrBreitbart explained there was a Democrat Congressman from New York with the last name Weiner. MrBreitbart also explained this Congressman Weiner is an unfettered user of social media systems, often using the alias RepWeiner. Manna from Heaven.

After some group brainstorming, IowaHawk outlined a plan for simultaneously hacking the RepWeiner Twitter account, RepWeiner yfrog account, and (the true genius) DougRoss said his second cousin worked as a developer at Twitter, and he could get him on it right away. AngryWhiteDude (AWD) grumbled something about despising amphibians, before explaining one of his shooting range buddies had venture capital riding inside yfrog - which could use the publicity. The problem was AWD had already lowered the "ban hammer" on this person on the AWD site. The group encouraged AWD to talk to his shooting buddy about making peace and incentivizing a developer at yfrog. LibertyAtStake looked up from what he called his "damn blackberry" long enough to say he knew a guy at that owed him a favor.

WilliamTeach stated he had a number of shirtless camera phone photos of himself, strictly for the research purposes, mind you - that could easily be photoshopped with RepWeiner's face. He was certain RepWeiner's face on his body was a good photoshop fit. No one asked for additional details.

MrBreitbart said, "Great, we will need to leak one photo a day." Group discussion made clear to all this was the best way to trap the quarry into being caught in a drawn out series of lies.

TheLonelyConservative asked "what if RepWeiner contacts the FBI?" LibertyAtStake said he would simply activate the guy at FBI who owes him a favor, in the event it was needed.

TheWarPlanner wondered out loud how we could be sure the criminally biased MSM wouldn't uncover our plot. The entire room erupted in laughter and moved on.

MrBreitbart observed what we needed to complete the plan was several young fetching females willing to lie in full accordance with the set up. LeftCoastRebel said he knew a conservative beach volleyball club with some spare time on its' hands.

MrBreitbart volunteered to be primary manager for daily plan execution.

Woodsterman woke up from his nap and vowed to forward the brilliant plan for immediate release with the next Newsbusters video.

(AP) - Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting

Update 6/8/11

Only one day since we have broken this blockbuster revelation, and the conspiracy theory is gaining momentum.  It won't be long before I'm stroking my Pulitzer ...

Update 6/9/11

The nefarious hacking plot now extends to several other esteemed members of Congress.  AngryWhiteDude's shooting range buddy's mole at yfrog appears to be very, very, very incentivized.  What's next?
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Friday, June 3, 2011

A Short Break

This blog will be quiet for at least the next two days … LAS will be spending the weekend in the woods and on the Shenandoah River. The Bob Schieffer Blog Roll will of course continue to be updated in real time, 24 x 7, thanks to the magic of the Intertubes, and Google’s enormous hosting cloud. Not that I expect Google to tweet the cloud diagram to anyone while I’m gone.

Until I return - I offer this paean to the intrepid Right Wing bloggers who will be manning their posts throughout the weekend …The Volunteers of America.

I trust these volunteers will riff relentlessly on the important economic news of the day.

We know the Empty Suit and All His Spinners will be spinning relentlessly.
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