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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Monday, December 31, 2012

The Suspense is Killing Me

Who will President Downgrade turn into at midnight?

President Robin Hood?

Or perhaps President Periscope (Dive! Dive! Dive!)?

Either way I think he's headed toward being recorded in history as President Double Dip, "the planet Jupiter [entering] the sign of Cancer in June of next year" notwithstanding.

Strap on your crash helmet, 2013, you're going to need it.

Update 8:05 pm

Watching Brett Baier right now. It's now technically official. We're diving off the cliff.

And Mr. Baier informs me there are no new spending cuts tonight. No spending cuts, no deal. It's the spending, stupid!

And, yeah, Barry's little pee pee dance at 1:30 pm today was shameful.


It's a deal! With the usual and typical lack of attentional to detail out of DC.
While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

That's because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012, that 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax was worth about $1,000 to a worker making $50,000 a year.
I can't wait until the next round of paychecks goes out to the clueless masses.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Goose For Every Gander

The present debate over 2nd Amendment rights has yielded much that is predictable - the Left obsessed with big gub'ment plans to confiscate the hardware from everyone, the Right struggling against media bias to include some discussion about the societal factors producing the monsters who misuse the hardware illegally - but this morning I ran across something that was actually interesting.


I remain convinced we are living at the dawning of a new golden age for the 1st Amendment, thanks to the Intertubes and social media - and this Canada Free Press post (hat tip: Lawryn's Lynx) supports my assertion with a vengeance.

Conservative new media is how grass roots citizens call bullsh*t on the corrupt and biased legacy liberal media. The corruptniks in the legacy newsrooms are plying their trade on borrowed time.
Bloggers Outing Gun Owner Outers at The Journal News

In a politically driven world that gets away with pretending that criminals and terrorists don’t exist but deceitfully brands innocent gun owners as criminals, thousands of New York citizens with handgun permits have had their names and addresses outed on an interactive map—still up—on The Journal News website,


It seems that as far as The Journal News’ is concerned, it’s A-OK to expose the names and addresses of citizens who have gun permits, but apparently not to expose the name and address of the paper’s publisher.

“After reading the Journal-News’ courageous exposure of the home addresses of gun owners, I strolled over to the comment section and replied to another reader’s inquiry as to the home address of the publisher by supplying that information (Janet Hanson, [redacted]). Checking just now, I see that the paper deleted my response. Well isn’t that brave of them,” Christopher Fountain posted to his site, For What It’s Worth, yesterday.


Corvette Forum posted the name of News Journal Editor and VP of News, Cyndee Royle, “also known as Lambert”.

They also list names, websites, twitter and Facebook accounts, and the telephone numbers of almost all who work at the newspaper, including Breaking News Reporter Lee Higgins; freelance journalist and cycling advocate David McKay Wilson; and food editor Liz Johnson, among others.

Looks like anonymity just walked off the job at The Journal News and won’t be coming back anytime soon.
And I might add (employing a pithy phrase I and classmates often employed as Citadel cadets) ... "they brought that sh*t upon themselves."


Regarding my position on the raging 2nd Amendment debate ... the most sensible thing we can do as a society is have a rational discussion about background checks. Perhaps the kind of background checks that might have something to say about a mother registering weapons in a household containing someone who is quite literally committable. Go ahead, close the gun show loophole. Hell, you should see the rectal exams some people in DC have to endure just to get a job. The background check has something to like for everyone - the Right gets law and order with guns, the Left gets a chance to prove gub'ment can run something efficiently. You know, like the border fence and TSA.

Which brings me to armed guards in schools. I can't help but notice the middle school and high school my kids attend already have an unobtrusive yet visible armed police presence. (#6 on the link.) And since I'm talking about Fairfax county VA - 2nd highest median income in the country - I think it's probably within the county's reach to extend the same coverage to the elementary level. If the politicians prioritize their existing tax riches, that is. You know what, I think their might be a template here for the federal gub'ment. Aren't they always telling us the next "stimulus" will hire a bazillion more cops?

Update 1:20 pm

Right Wing News has a good post dressing down the "smug elite media type" who sparked the name and address controversy. The RWN blogger correctly identifies the Left as the font of the republic's divisive mood, but doesn't seem to have the stomach for doing what's necessary to end it - returning fire in kind. Don't worry, Ms. McKinley, if we stay the course, it won't be long before we reach a nice polite state of mutual assured destruction. Remember, an armed society is a polite society.

Update 12/27/12

Redacted a detail or two from the Canada Free Press pull quote. Experiencing slight twinge of conscience this morning.

Update 12/28/12

The comments section on this Breitbart article is interesting to me. Grass roots conservatives seem now to be getting the memo on how to turn back the progressive hordes - fight fire with fire.

Update 12/31/12

As usual, the Left just doesn't know when to quit. There can be no accommodation with these people. I have therefore reconsidered my four day old twinge of conscience concerning rules of engagement.
Sooooo, the scarecrow wants to play fire?

Turnabout is fair play, No?

Here’s the gun grabbing psychos at NY Journal who are broadcasting addresses and maps showing law abiding gun owners. These are the vermin treating law abiding gun owners worse than sexual predators. I wonder if they care even a little bit that victims of domestic violence, rape, robberies and other law abiding citizens have been uprooted over their careless actions? Would these vermin care if a family were murdered because the criminals knew they didn’t have guns? Would they give a damn, or do “The ends justify the means” in their beady little eyes.

Reporter who penned the story: Dwight R. Worley, 23006 139 Ave Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 718-527-0832

Visual editor who made the interactive map: Robert F. Rodriguez (w) Stephanie Azzarone 420 Riverside Dr, Apt 7A New York, NY 10025-7748 212-222-4566


Cynthia R. Lambert (aka CynDee Royle), Executive Editor, The Journal News/ Address: 17 McBride Ave., White Plains, NY 10603 Phone: 914-948-9388, Email: Twitter: @croyle1


Caryn McBride, Rockland Editor of the Journal News. Work number: 845-578-2434, Email:, Home number: 914-954-3412 (Three addresses listed in Bronxville and Yonkers)


Janet Hasson, Publisher, The Journal News/ Address: 3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543. Phone: 914-694-5204, 248-594-2197, Email:


Gannett CEO, Gracia C. Martore, Address: 728 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066, Phone: 703-759-5954

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Just Because It's Christmas, The Kinks Are the Greatest Rock and Roll Band In History, and We Live In the Community-Agitator-In-Chief's Era of Class Envy and Structural Unemployment Hovering Around 8%

Father Christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys.
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys
Enjoy the egg nog, if you got it.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Four Things Left Wing Politicians Will Never Be Able to Outlaw

Fiscal Cliff, Hurricane Sandy, Newtown ... I, LibertyAtStake, now present the four things left wing politicians will never be able to eliminate; no matter how hard they try - whether it be by wishing it, legislating it, or regulating it.

1. Math

2. Weather

3. Evil

4. The Human Condition

“Because Less Gub'ment Means More Liberty”
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Monday, December 17, 2012

"No Parent Should Ever Have To Outlive Their Children"

Trust me when I tell you I yield to no one concerning a personal connection to the meaning of this quote. And that's all I'm going to say about that in this space.

This post concerns the automatic politicization of the tragic Newtown, Connecticut shooting by ... guess who ... the Left.


Obviously the civil society mourns the loss of innocents, and is saddened by the survivors' grief. The civil society did not need the current prop installed into the office created by Article 2 of the US Constitution to tell us to do that.

Predictably it took Team Leftie about two and a half seconds after the news broke to launch into a full-throated campaign to push their gun control agenda. It was a frenzied, hyperventilating, call to immediately repeal the entire 2nd Amendment by executive fiat. Remember, never let a crisis go to waste - and waste no time. It doesn't matter if the bodies are still warm.

Pay no attention to all of the statistics demonstrating an inverse correlation between 2nd Amendment rights and crime rates. (Hat Tip: Moonbattery) Avoid any discussion about parenting decisions allowing a severely disturbed kid to play first person shooter video games; much less bringing legally registered weapons into his easy reach. Leave honest examination of other contributing factors - like a parent's possibly unhinged reaction to Barry's sh*tty economy - to the foreign press. Under no circumstances shall anyone reflect on evil opportunistically insinuating itself into situations ripe for its nefarious work. Pay no heed to the simple discipline of doing your due diligence on simple facts. No, there is only a preset narrative to weave in the service of pushing a political agenda.

And, of course, Team Leftie has its current titular head ... Barack Hussein Obama ... whose designated role in exploiting this crisis is to do his best imitation of Jon Lovitz performing as the Master Thespian ("Acting!"), in order to collectively guilt us into shredding the Second Amendment.


We live under a demagogue with so little respect for the First Amendment that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula remains incarcerated in an American prison for the sharia crime of insulting the prophet Mohammed. This is no time to lose touch with Thomas Jefferson's sage words: "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

Yeah, I just went there.


Today's Rush Limbaugh show lead me to the UK Daily Mail and Powerline Blog links.

Updates 12/18/12

An armed society is a polite society. From Right Truth.

Also: An institutionalized lunatic is neither a danger to himself or others. Charles Krauthammer made this point on Brett Baier's panel last evening - that is, perhaps it has become too hard for mental health professionals to commit dangerously disturbed people. When you look at the profiles (profiles!) of recent mass murderers, and take into account the bumper sticker quality of our national debates, maybe the time has come for "Guns don't commit mass murders, lunatics do."

Update 12/19/12

The rarest of rare finds today ... a self-described liberal that understands statistics, even in the face of overheated anecdotal drama. There is yet hope for the republic's survival.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Demotivational Susan Rice

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No Rest For the Weary in the Community-Agitator-In-Chief's America

No sooner do I declare a slow down in the means of production for posts to this blog, and Team Leftie manages to do what it always does best - inflict chaos and mob violence upon the republic. No rest for the weary.

The former automobile production capital of the world - Michigan - has made itself the 24th "Right to Work" state in the union. Michigan is the former automobile production capital of the world because unionized automobile workers have demanded more benefits for less work year after year, parasitically driving their host companies into a permanent state of non-competitiveness.

By becoming a "Right to Work" state, Michigan has granted its citizens the right to gain employment without subjugating themselves to the constraints of unionized collective bargaining. In other words, Michigan's citizens now enjoy the liberty to negotiate their own deals. Also freedom from the mandatory blackmail that is union dues, which is the vehicle union bosses use to skim off their personal fortunes and feed the campaigns of union friendly politicians to complete the circle of corruption.

The union thug division of Team Leftie reacted in the predictable manner - the passion and violence of the mob, far surpassing anything the corrupt and biased liberal media was ever able to isolate for you at any TEA Party rally.

Check out the Guy Fawkes mask at 1:04 of this video ... Occupy, Unions, it's all Team Leftie, and its all the same program - give us free stuff or we'll destroy your stuff ...

Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder took one on the chin (go to @0:41)...

Then publicly issued the manly challenge (I'm betting on the fit young conservative and against the fat old thug in the cage.)

All just another day in the Community-Agitator-In-Chief's America.


My favorite pull quote from the linked Daily Caller article comes from one of Team Leftie's grass roots own:
Seventh-grade teacher Jack Johnson, of East Lansing, said the GOP’s goal was obvious: “You take away money from the unions and they can’t support the Democratic candidates, and the Republicans take over.”
Exactly, dummy. Now get back to work lowering our kids' test scores.

Update 2:10 pm

Corrupt and biased legacy liberal media doing its usual worst to prop up Team Leftie.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Why Bother?

The mission of this blog - chronicling at a macro level the ass clown kabuki that passes for national governance these days - stands at an obvious point of stasis.

The present main event, of course, is the game of political chicken over the fiscal cliff. There are really only three (3) possible outcomes.

1. The Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama caves on his only real condition - raising tax rates on the "rich" (also known as your employer, for most readers.) Likelihood is next to nil. As his "base" sees it, he's already caved at least twice on this, and the most recent election was a Leftist mandate to soak Peter to pay for more free stuff for Paul.

2. The Republicans cave on the Empty Suit's "soak the rich" demand, as I predicted would happen in my November 8 post, in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. This still remains the most probable outcome, because the Republicans are serious, if politically outmatched, people - and jumping off the cliff isn't in their DNA. (You better believe it's in the Empty Suit's DNA - Cloward and Piven much?)

3. We go over the cliff, as I recommended to the Republicans in my November 30 and December 3 posts, in order to draw a line in the sand for historical purposes. The economy is already f*cked anyway, owing to the Empty Suit's re-election, so let all the people who re-elected him feel the full effect of his Saul Alinsky inspired governance immediately. Let's just get the chaos started in order to get it over with.

I think we can be confident the decision will come on or about December 31st, so why waste any time in the mean time with the bloviators and pontificators sifting through the meaningless details?


So, in order to conserve energy for the remaining four years of governance under the Agitator-In-Chief, posting will be light here for December. Oh, there will surely be the annual retrospective - it's the process and I'm a process guy. But, aside from that, and rotating cartoons and photoshops through the header on my usual daily(ish) pace, I don't think there will be much activity.

Which is OK by me, because I have many end of year duties to the civil society staring me down. Like my 2012 business tax return. And not to mention the fact that my current client is involved in its annual Rube Goldberg inspired project close out cycle dance of a thousand headless chickens. Hey, it's DC, after all. Lately I find myself thinking a lot about maybe moving to North Dakota and getting me some of that private land oil boom.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Skunked Again!

For the third consecutive year, some guy named John Hawkins has failed to recognize the phenomenon known as LibertyAtStake. What's a genius to do to get noticed around here?

I did notice a fair amount of overlap between his "best" list and my blog roll. And many on his side of the Venn diagram are likely to appear on my roll when the 2013 expansion occurs.

So, I'm thinking this Hawkins character is educable. Perhaps all he needs is an impromptu visit from Uncle Guido, aka "Knuckles the Deal Maker."

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Shut The B*tch Down (Explaining The Method To The Madness)

The Republicans are destined to lose the political debate over the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling. This destiny is determined by two prime factors:

(1) Corrupt and biased liberal media acting as praetorian guard for the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama.

(2) Low information voting public easily misled by previously mentioned praetorian guard into believing the most ridiculous propaganda.

These two realities have been amply chronicled by this blog, and various others including all on my blog roll. Further belaboring what should be obvious to the most casual observer by now would just put my eyeballs at risk of falling out from too much rolling.

The Republicans need to accept this reality, and realize they are playing not to win today's political food fight. They are playing to history.

Here's how they can do it...

This side of the January 1 Cliff ...

(1)Continue to make a public show of negotiating in good faith on both spending and revenue. History will note the contrast with Democrat bad faith on spending and myopic obsession with raising rates to raise revenue. (Side note: My favorite proposal for showing seriousness on revenue without raising rates is an annual cap on deductions claimed - high enough to not touch middle income taxpayers, low enough to raise the ubiquitously discussed $800B number from high income earners. Plus it's simple enough a concept it might even be beyond the capacity of the Leftist propaganda machine to misrepresent to the clueless voting public as an evil Republican trick. Though I'm not sure I'd bet a nickel on it.)

(2)Do *Not* agree to any rate increases. History will note the Democrats held the entire negotiation hostage to their "my way or the highway" revenue condition - raise rates on top earners (aka job creators).

(3)Do *Not* agree to Democrat demands to grant new dictatorial powers to the Empty Suit, allowing him to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling. (Side note: If the GOP does fold on this condition, TEA Party 2013 will make TEA Party 2009 look like a walk in the park.)

Let the Empty Suit take us over the cliff. History will attach blame for the economic damage to him, and record the cliff dive was made necessary by his politics. The republic will survive the cliff dive because the Founders designed it to.

When the Debt Ceiling is reached ...

(1) Refuse to raise it.

(2) Pass legislation prioritizing debt service first, entitlements second, and all discretionary spending a distant dead last.

History will record the math showed debts and entitlements could be serviced with no threat of default, provided the Executive chose to spend in priority order. If the Empty Suit drives the nation into default by choosing other priorities, history will record the disastrous decision as his. The republic will survive a shut down of the federal government because the Founders designed it to.

If the American people were stupid enough to re-elect the radical Saul Alinksy community agitator to a second term, perhaps they are still smart enough to learn from the history auto-generated by his re-election. (Side Note: We're not even up to Inauguration Day yet. There's no telling what chaos this demagogue will inflict upon the republic in the next 1508 days. Strap on your crash helmets, folks - we have a lot of history to live through in the next 1508 days.)

Update 12/6/12

Give the toddler tyrant an inch, and he wants a mile. Or, more to the point, try to give him his trillion dollar new revenue check, and he won't even take it unless he gets a blank check on the matching tab - your grandchildren's.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Shut The B*tch Down, If That's What It Takes.

Team Leftie still refuses to negotiate in good faith on spending, and even demands Congress grants dictatorial powers to the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama over the looming debt ceiling decision.

Dive off the cliff. Why not? Team Leftie is prepared to do it if they don't get their way completely.

Then when Leviathan's spending addiction hits the legal debt limit (again!) in a few weeks, shut the b*tch down, and let's see who notices. The nation is now evenly divided between makers and takers - trust me, it's the takers who need Leviathan's teat to be an open faucet. (Or is the better analogy "running toilet"?)

It's time for the House of Representatives to do the job We The People elected them to do in 2010, and again in 2012. If Team Leftie won't negotiate on spending, and wants a dictatorship to mandate unlimited debt - shut the b*tch down!.

Update 12:10 pm

The Glittering Eye blog has one proposal with a "balanced approach." But, of course, the inevitable conclusion is nothing of the sort is achievable ... because in DC "all reason is fled." That's what you get when you re-elect a Saul Alinsky radical community agitator to "lead" the Executive branch.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Let's Just Strap On the Crash Helmet, Dive Off the Cliff, And Get It Over With (It's What Cloward and Piven Would Want)

As of this moment, I'm with the editors of the Daily Caller on this "Fiscal Cliff" lunacy. It is once again clear the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama has no intention of exercising any leadership over complex budget negotiations, nor does he have any interest in discussing the out-of-control-spending side of the equation. The only thing he wants to discuss is tax rate hikes that do practically nothing to offset the growth in spending, but will undoubtedly harm a slow growth economy showing signs it is poised to stop growing altogether. (The official four week average for new jobless claims hovers around the universally recognized tipping point of 400,000. The trend in this number has showed no improvement for over a year, as a matter of fact).

The Daily Caller makes a decent argument in support of taking the shock treatment of the Fiscal Cliff. The shock will be felt both politically and economically. But very differently in each case. The shock to the rotting, decrepit, political infrastructure could lead to a public awakening that might further lead to meaningful reform of the system. The shock to the naturally resilient free market - still free enough despite the best efforts of the Empty Suit's administration to socialize every aspect of it - will be profound, but not fatal.

The Caller's conclusion hits the nail on the head.
No matter what happens in Congress next month, regardless of what Obama tells audiences as he stumps for his plan around the country, the basic equation won’t change: Entities that spend more than they take in eventually go under. That is true for businesses, and ultimately it is true for governments, too, because math is immutable.
In the long run, math is worth running on. Republicans don’t have a lot of good choices right now (politically). They might as well try it.

Ever on the leading edge of monitoring Leftist subterfuge, however, I will add another reason to the mix. Everything the Empty Suit has done in office with regard to spending, budgets, fiscal policy, entitlements, and taxes has convinced me he has been governing from the Cloward and Piven playbook all along. Put simply, he means to burn the village called 'capitalsim' to the ground in order to save it (by his lights). Once capitalism is reduced to a smoldering cinder, he will rebuild the village in the shining image of socialism (again, by his lights.)

Remember the Great Debt Ceiling Debacle of 2011? Speaker Boehner was on the verge of closing a so-called "Grand Bargain" with his caucus, when the Empty Suit scuttled the deal at the eleventh hour with ridiculously absurd new revenue demands. Then he proposed this very sequestration / fiscal cliff mouse trap, and the hapless GOP establishment leadership fell into it. Who would do that, a President with the nation's interest in mind, or a Saul Alinsky radical operating from the Cloward-Piven playbook?

Who would create a "new normal" with his first federal budget - trillion to trillion and a half dollar annual deficit - then ensure the persistence of this "new normal" by failing to perform his legal duty to pass a budget three years running? A President with a sense of duty, or a Saul Alinsky radical operating from the Cloward-Piven playbook?

Who would agree in December 2009 - when the GDP growth number was higher than it is today - that raising taxes is not something you do in a soft economy, yet dig in his heels on tax rate increases now? A President with consistent economic theories, or a Saul Alinsky radical doing what is politically expedient to further the Cloward-Piven agenda?

By the way, I'm not the only one who sees this connection. It might be time to start asking "Stupid or Treasonous?" again. The case is building.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Benghazi Truthing, November 27

Susan Rice met privately today with the usual Senator suspects, in an apparent effort to grease her appointment as Secretary of State. She apparently failed to convince them she was anything but a useful idiot or bald-faced liar on the Sunday show circuit.

Hat Tip to Nice Deb's "hot of the presses" blogging.

Looks like Team Barry's false narrative needs a little work. "Poor pitiful underprivileged black female Stanford and Oxford grad tricked by evil white male fall guy James Clapper into innocent show of gross stupidity" isn't flying. Barry might yet get that duel with Lindsey Graham he told us he wants in the last press conference. Or first press conference in 8 months - they really should have learned by now not to let Barry out without the teleprompter. What's the over/under on the next press conference now? I'd say at least 6 months.

Update 11/28/12

Memo to White House SpokesModel Jay (Mr. Shipman) Carney: The question is "who altered the talking points?" and the question remains unanswered. "The Intel Community" is not a "who." We need a name. You've tried Clapper. You've tried "FBI". You've tried "CIA" - twice. The lies aren't flying.

Update #2 11/28/12

Well, Jay, my boy, if the President is interested in finding out what happened in Benghazi - why doesn't he just describe to us what his entire administration was watching in real time.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Election 2012 Post-Mortem (For Dummies)

This is the second and final election 2012 analysis piece I shall post here. It is the follow up to my November 13 post “Election 2012 Post-Mortem (Executive Summary)” – from which the key takeaway was:
3. Looks like I got the answer to my May 8 post, “How Stupid *is* My Republic?”

4. Demographics are destiny, and Team (R) needs to figure out how to reach the great mass of clueless, uninformed, vulnerable, and mathematically challenged in the emerging demographics – without pandering to them by offering more free stuff paid for by somebody else. That would mean merely joining Team (D) as part of the problem, like the Bush/Hastert 2000-2006 RINO coalition did.
In this follow-up I shall explain how to accomplish this in terms so simple even the perpetual losers in the country club dining room establishment GOP will be able to understand.


First of all - and proving once again there is a great Kinks song for every situation – the GOP needs to figure out how to “Give the People What They Want.”

Where’s Dave in this video? And did Ray place the gluttons in Dave’s usual position, Stage Left, as some sort of snarky commentary on Dave’s location at the time the video was shot? Never mind, back to the point …

I don’t mean demagogically pandering with endless offers of free stuff paid for by somebody else! Pay attention! It’s about the messaging, not the goods, dummies!


Let’s take a moment to break down who these people are, shall we?

Well, for one thing, they will vote for Obama even though they oppose his actual policies. Really. The question is … why so stupid, Iron man? Maybe Iron Man doesn’t know a damn thing about who’s policies are whose, and only looks at surface of things. D’ya think?

Howard Stern found people who think Paul Ryan is black, and Obama’s running mate, and don’t even know Bin Laden is dead. Really. Anyone this information impoverished should be detained for their own safety.

Voting rights are available to people who know nothing of American history and traditions. Possibly because they have been educated by a public school system that has devolved into a Leftist indoctrination mill.

Voting rights are extended to people who will believe the most ridiculous assertions, possibly because they get all of their information from the corrupt and biased Leftist lamestream media.


So, how do you get through to these people, GOP? If 2012 proves anything, you need their votes to win a national election. And the Left’s grip on Hollywood, academe, media, and the public school room may be declining – but not fast enough.

I’ll give you a two part answer … pay attention closely … I’ll make it so simple even you perpetual losers in the country club dining room establishment GOP will understand.

Policy and Talking About Policy

Give it too ‘em straight – like a double shot of moonshine. They need to taste it. It’s the only way to break through the fog of confusion the Left has been laboring so hard to create in their minds via decades of media and culture domination. Call a liar out as a liar – and stop asserting he’s a ‘nice guy’ – when he and his minions lie about your record and tax returns. You know what I’m talking about, Mittens.

Call a Saul Alinsky radical out as a Saul Alinsky radical – like Newt did in his South Carolina victory speech - and stop pretending he’s a center left Democrat for the sake of decorum. This is the lesson you failed to learn from your South Carolina primary defeat, Mittens.

Stop listening to Karl Rove and the rest of the old establishment putz cabal pimping themselves out as “consultants”, and start listening to emerging new establishment leaders like Bill Whittle.

This is not “Give the People What They (Think) They Want”. It’s “Give Them What They Need, Whether They Like It or Not.” The Left has methodically removed their capacity for critical thinking, and strong counter-programming is required to pull them back to God’s gift of Reason that was given to us by the Age of Enlightenment.

Packaging the Messenger

This is where “Give the People What They Want” comes into play tactically. The slice of the Leftist cow pie this clueless electorate has been fed, that is least consequential to the election sales cycle, is auto-bias around race, class, and gender. So, let’s just go with it, in a quietly laser focused way for a couple of election cycles. It’s not like we don’t have a strong bench of articulate conservative candidates who are not white, not male, or not both. Mia Love, Allen West, Susana Martinez, Tim Scott, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz … I could go on and on. Here in Northern Virginia we have an activist who goes by “Tito the Builder” and gives a conservative stump speech that yields to no one. Let’s tap into superficial appearances for a couple of cycles - as the means to smashing its necessity.

Which brings me to advice for the 2016 Presidential nominee, a favorite parlor game for conservatives these days …

Please, not another Bush! Another country club dining room white man would be a sure loser. If the GOP learned anything from the futile Mittens campaign, it has to be this. Yes, Jeb, we all know you’re the smart one in the family … but timing is everything in life. And the timing for a Bush family dynasty has passed. Play your cards right and I bet President-elect Rubio will give you the prime cabinet post of your choosing.

Update 11/26/12

I found this Thanksgiving trip report from David Horowitz to be instructive regarding who the Democrats think their constituents are, if only tangential to my main argument.

Update 11/27/12

Memo to GOP: If you get my point, you will immediately make Kelly Ayotte lead SpokesSenator in the good fight to hold the administration accountable for Benghazi. Senator Ayotte is perfectly articulate and committed to getting to the bottom of the scandal ... and the kids won't hear Charlie Brown's teacher when she speaks (like they have been conditioned to do with all old white males). Screw seniority. Do you want to win, or not?

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jack Wiley Dithers Exclusive: Lindsey Graham Not Gay - But He *is* Racist and Misoyginistic!

(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting 
“If You Can’t Scoop It, Make It Up.” 

After reading the Washington Post's dumbest editorial ever (and, believe me, that's a helluva an achievement), I considered writing a letter to the editor righteous comment board rant. The rant of course would have pointed out the blindingly obvious to the Post's logic challenged editorial board ... i.e it's entirely possible for a thinking human being to be opposed to the Susan Rice nomination on the grounds she showed herself to be either a useful idiot or bald-faced liar when she shamelessly peddled the Nakoula Basseley Nakoula video lie on five consecutive Sunday shows.

But, since WaPo's circulation is now restricted to a few thousand tipsy Georgetown socialites, plus the navel-gazing panty-waisted liberal DC press corps, I didn't waste my time.

Instead, I decided to have a little fun with it. I went to the National Press Club bar, where I am still credentialed (if universally regarded with suspicion), to drown my despondency at the state of today's corrupt and biased liberal lamestream media. About 30 minutes in, I put my little-known ventriloquist skills to work. I threw me voice to the west end of the room - "Republicans are racists!" I threw my voice to the east end of the room - "Republicans are misogynists!" Then recorded the predictable consequence.

I believe the liberal panty-waists claiming racism defeated those asserting misogyny ... but, then again, maybe it was a draw. Equal scores for idiocy.


Chuckling all the way, I made my way to the stately Capitol Hill townhouse owned by Francis Charles Hamilton, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (VRWC) board member, and purveyor of a well-stocked open bar, to spread news of my exploits.


To my great dismay, Hamilton burst my bubble by telling me he had knowledge the hard core right wing zealouts John McCain and Lindsey Graham were in fact misogynistic racists. McCain had once confided to Hamilton that he (McCain) repeatedly required the black American POWs to go to the back of the line for gruel, when he was ranking POW at the Hanoi Hilton. He also told me the VRWC board knew the source of the rumors Graham is gay - he buys large quantities of women's clothes off the rack not to wear them, but to limit women's choices in the marketplace. Insidiously clever misogyny at work.


Hamilton even produced a recent memo McCain and Graham, stalwart right wing extremists that they are, had circulated among the VRWC board members. I simply must share this memo with the Post's editors so they can finally have a shred of evidence supporting their otherwise ridiculous assertions.


FROM: John McCain and Lindsey Graham, US Senators
TO: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (VRWC) National Board
SUBJ: Susan Rice Nomination for Secretary of State
DATE: September 17, 2012

Gentlemen, thank God there are still no ladies on the board. This weekend we witnessed the spectacle of a potential nominee for Secretary of State claiming a poorly produced YouTube trailer for a low budget film practically no one on Planet Earth has ever seen was the root cause of four American deaths during an Islamist terror attack directed at the American Consulate and associated CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. This pathetically misinformed administration spokesperson is both black and female. She is the probable nominee to be the next nominee for Secretary of State. This nomination must be opposed due to her gender and race. I hope you will join us in this worthy cause, since we still can't seem to convince you general amnesty for illegal immigrants is a good idea.

Always Yours in Vast Right Wing Solidarity,

The Honorable John McCain, US Senator
The Honorable Lindsey Graham, US Senator

(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting 
“If You Can’t Scoop It, Make It Up.” 
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Benghazi Truthing, November 20

Not impressed with the Clapper head fake. But since he has offered up his own head - or, more to the point, since his dark masters at the White House, through their paid propaganda hacks at CBS, have offered up his head - drag him in for questioning and ask him where he got the video lie. If he claims it was original research, ask him how much time he usually spends on YouTube obsessing over videos with fewer than 200 views. Then require him to document the time wasted and dock him the equivalent pay.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Jack Wiley Dithers Exclusive: Twinkie Werkers To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting
“If You Can’t Scoop It, Make It Up.”

My crack investigative journalism team has discovered the First Lady of the United States intends to nominate the 18,000 Hostess employees who just lost their jobs for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following is the first draft of the citation.


FROM: Office of FLOTUS
TO: The Courageous Twinkie Werkers Collective
SUBJ: Nomination For Presidential Medal of Freedom

Werkers of the Twinkie Collective, we the Ones We Have Been Waiting For salute you for standing up to the evil capitalist vampires who were formerly your employers at the Hostess Corporation. By demanding more for less, you don't just have nothing now - you have struck a blow for werker solidarity the world over. At the same time, you have eliminated a source of delicious but nutritionally empty snacks, which have been a symbol of American excess and greed the world over. And Wonder Bread, please - do you have any idea how many cancer causing preservatives were in a single slice? Well, it's a lot I bet. Thus, your courageous action has struck a blow for both food safety and bending the health care cost curve.

To recognize your bravery and solidarity with the world's werkers, you have been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And don't worry about next month's bills either, we the Ones We Have Been Waiting For have your backs. Go to today to sign up for a minimum wage position chanting on street corners in support of re-electing Barack to his third term. Wait, there's more! Go to in the next 20 minutes and claim your coupon for free breakfast at IHOP.

IHOP Coupon Requirements
1. You must never speak of Benghazi again. And, no, Barack does not know who sent out Susan Rice to peddle the video lie!
2. To conform with Office of FLOTUS dietary standards, the coupon is capped at 200 IHOP calories.
3. To conform with Office of FLOTUS physical fitness standards, 30 jumping jacks in the IHOP parking lot is mandatory after coupon redemption.


(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting
“If You Can’t Scoop It, Make It Up.”

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Benghazi Truthing, November 16.

Petraeus no longer on board with the YouTube video lie.

The obvious answer to why he peddled the lie in the first place is he thought he could keep his job if he covered for his boss, the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama. Assigning the personal attribute of loyalty to the Saul Alinsky radical was a grossly foolish miscalculation on the part of the General. For a so-called CIA chief it is tantamount to incompetence. But now that he seems to have done the right thing, the republic should let him fade into obscurity.

The obvious next move for Congress is to subpoena Susan Rice and grill her on who was the cutout that doctored her talking points. We may very well find out her motivation was a quid pro quo deal for the State Department job. I don't think she'll be getting it now.

Update 3:55 pm

"A cancer on the presidency." Where's John Dean when we really need him?

Update 11/18/12

Well, if it wasn't Langley, wasn't the "White House", and wasn't the "State Department", who was it? Or maybe somebody is lying through his teeth. Yeah, that's probably it - I'm going with the Liar-In-Chief himself. Think carefully about who you want to throw under the bus this time, Barry. They will be questioned.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Election 2012 Post-Mortem (Executive Summary)

Or: What the hell happened?

How did the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama get re-elected? An incumbent with a record that piss poor gets four more years to inflict his incompetence and malfeasance on the republic? With all the power of the now bloated and imperial federal executive branch behind him? WTF?

For a week now, the soul searching has been deep and convulsive on the side of Team (R). Good, it will serve them well in 2014 and beyond. Team (D) – not so much. In typically insipid fashion, Team (D) merely gloats over a victory that will prove pyrrhic. This victory simply gives Team (D) more time to own the failure of their policies. The economy is now officially f*cked, general war now virtually certain in the Mideast, and if the Empty Suit wants to continue blaming his “predecessor” he will need to be carrying around a mirror everywhere.


So, what the hell happened, anyway?

The executive summary has three four major points of observation:

1. Team (R) far and away has the best policies for dealing with America's most existential threats to internal stability and liberty – runaway size and scope of government, and especially the unsustainable growth of entitlement programs backed by nothing but IOUs from a national Treasury already $16 trillion in debt.

2. However, Team (D) far and away is better at mobilizing the clueless, uninformed, vulnerable, and mathematically challenged to support their sole policy program – free stuff for you, paid for by somebody else.

3. Looks like I got the answer to my May 8 post, “How Stupid *is* My Republic?”

4. Demographics are destiny, and Team (R) needs to figure out how to reach the great mass of clueless, uninformed, vulnerable, and mathematically challenged in the emerging demographics – without pandering to them by offering more free stuff paid for by somebody else. That would mean merely joining Team (D) as part of the problem, like the Bush/Hastert 2000-2006 RINO coalition did.

Further analysis to come later … I still have a living to scratch out in what remains of Barry’s dysconomy. As far as the upcoming analysis is concerned, for the basic feel of it … find the 2002 movie “Gangs of New York” and go straight to the scene where Tammany Hall rounds up all the drunks and hobos to vote Democrat on election day.

Update 2:15 pm

This is what we're up against. A 4000 vote swing at 1 am when an "election official" unilaterally decides to recount previously counted votes. Who do you think "election official" Gertrude Walker was rooting for?

Update 8:05 pm

The pessimistic side of me suspects the next four years will feel like this.

Update 11/17/12

This just in on the Allen West screw job. I guess now we might find out who "election official" Gertrude Walker was rooting for. After the recount she can take the stand in her own defense if she wants.

Update 11/18/12

Chaos reigns as the Allen West screw job continues to unfold. Hint: Chaos is the first clue Democrats are up to something.

Update 11/20/12

Looks like "election official" Gertrude Walker gets the outcome she unilaterally decided to facilitate.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Benghazi Truthing, November 12.

This sounds plausible.

It makes some sense.  In the heat of the fight on the ground it would make sense prisoners are taken and held wherever possible.  In the heat of an election season, it makes sense the Empty Suit would cover up this truth to avoid his "base" getting its panties all up in a wod.

Update 10:40 am

Femme Fatale may be performing a service to national security by exposing the duplicity of the foreign policy of the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama. You go, girl!

I wanted to embed this video, but the poster disabled embedding by request. He must really like it a lot to keep it hidden under his mattress.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

If You Think the Economy Sucks Now …

… just wait until the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama exercises his “mandate” to force the “rich” to pay their “fair share” in higher taxes.

You see, folks, we are a mere 54 days away from total budgetary and economic implosion if the politicians you sent to DC this time around can't reach agreement on taxes before January 1st.  Lacking agreement, each and every one of you is set to pay higher taxes.  Not just Richie Rich.  Each and every one of you.  Oh, the corrupt and biased liberal media never told you that?  So Sorry.

But, of course, we all know it will be avoided because both sides of the "aisle" don't want the "blame" for raising your taxes (unless you are Richie Rich - the aisles are evenly split on that one.)   Negotiations have already begun in the nick of time.

The (R) side of the aisle wants to keep tax rates the same for everybody, and fix the incredibly broken tax code to raise revenue.  But that's a complicated argument.  It was too complicated to pitch to you in a ridiculously long and grueling campaign.  What chance do they have to successfully make the pitch to you in the next 54 days?  Answer: None. Zero. Nada.  And, beside, it's not only too complicated to sell to you in 54 days - it's too complicated for anyone to figure out in 54 days.

The (D) side of the aisle wants you to believe all will be well if only gub'ment just squeezes more out of Richie Rich.  They will win because you gave a "mandate" to the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama.  And because it's simple to sell and simple to implement.

You may then be surprised to find out soaking Richie Richie mathematically does next to zero, nada, nothing to put the slightest scratch into the national debt.  It's just how the math works, folks - like trying to soak up the Atlantic Ocean with a beach towel.

You may then be further surprised to find out soaking Richie Rich has a lot to do with putting a dagger through the heart of the slowest economic "recovery" since the Great Depression.  Especially if the negotiations yield a definition of "Richie Rich" that sweeps up a lot of small businesses, still temporarily the people who provide the most jobs in this country (that is, until the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama finishes making gub'ment the largest employer).  Small businesses will almost certainly be hammered by the end state of the negotiations, because it's too complicated to figure out how to avoid in the next 54 days.

Not to mention the economy crushing regulations in the name of a pseudo-scientific hoax, that will be released now that  the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama is free and clear.


So - under the heading of "be careful what you ask for, you might get it" - I address the remainder of my comments to those of you who voted for the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama, making reference to the exit poll statistics provided by the Common Cents Blog.

If you are among the 55% of women who voted Obama, perhaps because you bought the totally manufactured "War on Women" bullshit narrative (talk about "shovel ready"), don't look over here for sympathy when it gets even harder to put food on your table.

If you are among the 60% of under 30's who voted Obama, and you have big career dreams - good luck with that.  If you you are in this demographic and have recently graduated college or soon will - get in line, kid.

If you are unemployed and any race whatsoever - looking for work ain't gonna get any easier.  Better look into that Food Stamp thing.  You illegals should look into the meaning of "self-deportation" - the number of families that can afford your help will be declining.

If you are earning under 50 grand annually, and were hoping for some of that good old American "upward mobility" - it will become more scarce.

If you are in the majority of Jews and Catholics who voted Obama - don't look over here for explanations when you find out trotting out Sandra Fluke as the symbol of ObamaCare mandated birth control even for religious institutions wasn't about "women" - it was about asserting the supremacy of the state over the church.  (Yes, I know, not "economic" - but it needs to be said in support of the First Amendment)

If you are among the 75% of voters who went for Obama because you said your top priority was "health care" - spare me your puzzlement when health care becomes even more expensive and less accessible.

All I can say is thank God for the 22nd Amendment.  At least the republic will only be dragged through two terms of this Keynesian, statist, nonsense - unlike under FDR, the power mad progressive who inspired the Amendment.

Update 11/9/12

And so it begins ...

Update 11/12/12

And awaaaaay we go!

Update #2 11/12/12

A policy of racial quotas will have the predictable impact: societal mediocracy by policy idiocracy, and an overall downward pressure on economic growth. Look up "Community Reinvestment Act" and "housing bubble" on your Google machines, kiddies.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In a Democracy, The People Get the Government They Deserve (Part 2)

There will be plenty of time to do the forensics on how this happened.  Decades even.  But here is what happened.

The American people, often cited as valuing bi-partisan cooperation, re-elected the man universally recognized as the most polarizing President ever.

The American people, often characterized as naturally conservative fiscally, re-elected the man who promised to cut the deficit in half, yet increased it by more than 6 trillion dollars.

The American people, often characterized as naturally liberal socially, re-elected the man who delivered on his promise to subsidize Sandra Fluke's $9 a month contraceptive bill.  OK, maybe that part does make some sense.

The American people, often held up as an industrious folk, re-elected the man with the worst economic record since the Great Depression.  These so-called "industrious" people doubled down on the aptly lampooned Food Stamp President.

The American people, often described as possessing high standards for duty and responsibility, re-elected a President with a well documented record of irresponsibility that includes not even bothering to pass a federal budget three years running.

The American people, often portrayed as valuing truth and transparency, re-elected the President responsible for the Fast and Furious scandal, and who has been dodging and weaving for sixty days about just what the hell happened in Benghazi to cause the first death of an American Ambassador since 1979.

The American people, often lionized as benevolent, voted in a majority for the candidate that asked for their vote for "revenge" over the candidate that asked for their vote "for love of country."

It has never been more true than today ... In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve.

Update 12:40 pm

Small correction in detail to the original post.  Candidate Empty Suit promised to cut the deficit in half.  President Empty Suit increased the debt by six trillion.  He accomplished this with trillion dollar to trillion dollar and a half deficits each year in office.  Maybe my kids will read this and think of me when they are paying the bill.

Update 11/8/2012

Yep, why not try running an unapologetic and articulate conservative next time?  For the first time since Reagan.  Memo to Establishment GOP: even the country club dining room should be able to see RINOs can't beat the small minded race / gender / class warfare the Democrats have honed down to a filthy edge.  You take care of the country club dining room and the grass roots conservative TEA Party patriots will cover everything else.  Deal?

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Closing Arguments

A perfectly pithy end to the last four years of political madness inflicted upon the republic by the Left.

"You didn't build that" and Barry's Mob of Maladjusted Malcontents is here to take "revenge" on you for it. "Hope and Change" was "Envy and Lawlessnes" all along. Some of us already knew that.

Update 11/6/2012

Votin' Day!

Conservative cartoonist Eric Allie neatly captures the Alinskyite bait and switch that was perpetrated on the republic in 2008. Today is the day of the correction.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dream Team Mittens

I think I've mentioned here R. Emmett Tyrell is probably my favorite all time conservative writer. Mr. Tyrell and I have long been in agreement the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama will be remembered as a "bad one term President." The founder of the American Spectator took the opportunity this week to say so again.

This morning I opened up my Google machine to find a certain Mr. Michael Barone now agrees with us. It looks like Mr. Barone finally read the memo I sent him on May 13, and re-sent on August 18.


Look kiddies, BHO's campaign has been a dead letter for some time. The corrupt and biased lamestream media has kept alive the fiction of a close race with flawed polling methodologies that have over sampled registered democrats, under sampled independents, and discounted the effect of voter enthusiasm. Plus you can always take a few percentages points off the Empty Suit's grade, in the translation between the answer to a pollster's phone call and a vote that really matters, due to the effect of white guilt. The immutable facts are everybody knows Barry's dysconomy sucks, the Benghazi cover-up puts Barry's failed foreign policy into sharp relief, and tens of millions of people watching the televised debates without the psychedelic distortion of lamestream media filters saw Mittens hand Barry his ass in open debate.


Therefore, I, LibertyAtStake, will move "forward" to planning the much needed transition to adult leadership in the executive branch of our federal government. Here is your Dream Team Mittens for the upcoming administration.

Stipulation #1: No "czars." A "czar" is a dead Russian despot, and has no place in our constitutional system.

State: Newt Gingrich in the top slot, and John Bolton #2. Now, I know Bolton is the top choice for most conservatives, but hear me out here. The Foggy Bottom that denied security to the Benghazi consulate needs some serious hands-on 24x7 adult leadership. Bolton is just the smart guy we need to keep at headquarters kicking bureau-weenie ass for the next four years, unencumbered by traveling figure-head duties. Newt is just the scary-looking figurehead we need travelling the world giving scary speeches to reverse the last four years of failed Apology Tour diplomacy.

Defense: Current Representative, and retired Lt. Colonel Allen West. He's just the man to lead the Pentagon's good old boys club of standard issue politically correct four star bureaucrats into a renewed age of American global leadership.

Justice: Mark levin. His orders will be to institute a department wide constitutional law competency test, and fire the high percentage of career department lawyers that will surely fail it.

CIA: Some career spook you and I never heard of, hopefully the one that has been inside Mohammed Morsi's head for a living recently.

Education: Michelle Rhee. Her orders will be to break the public teachers unions, while some intern in the background drafts the legislation to eliminate the failed department altogether.

Energy: Leave vacant as a symbolic political statement while some intern in the background drafts the legislation to eliminate the failed department altogether.

Interior: Sarah Palin. Drill, baby, drill!

Treasury: Larry Kudlow. Grow, baby, grow!

Commerce: The most inspirational business executive I, LAS, have ever had the privilege of being in the same room with - Herman Cain.

Labor: Li'l Richie Trumka - as a sop to bi-partisanship. Never return his phone calls and cut his budget in half off the top. Fire him the first time he says something controversial in public.

Agriculture: John McCain, as a lifetime achievement award, and because he's on record as against ethanol subsidies. Who the hell came up with the brilliant idea to transform a perfectly good food product into a lousy fuel product, anyway?

HHS: Somebody with both congressional and medical credentials, to rip out the regulatory roots of ObamaCare that have already been planted - repeal notwithstanding. Senators Tom Coburn and Rand Paul come to mind, but we'll need their votes in the Senate. When I plugged "physicians in congress" into my Google machine, this is the initial pool that came up. (First task for Mittens is to assign an intern to scratch off the Senate members, leaving only the House members to choose from.)
Signers include: U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), John Barrasso, M.D. (R-WY), John Boozman (R-AR), O.D., Rand Paul (R-KY), M.D., House Representatives Phil Gingrey M.D. (GA-11), Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-4), Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-1), Diane Black (TN-6), Renee Ellmers (NC-2), John Fleming, M.D. (LA-4), Charles Boustany, M.D. (LA-7), Dan Benishek, M.D. (MI-1), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-8), and Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1).
HUD: Donald Trump. He knows how to build neighborhoods.

Transportation: Damned if I know. Maybe there's a NASCAR driver getting ready to retire who has conservative principles.

Veterans Affairs: Somebody willing to take the job that is personally connected to the Fort Hood "workplace violence" incident.

DHS: This agency should have never been cobbled together in the first place. Offer it to Rudy Giuliani to manage the break up. As for the constituent parts ...

FEMA: Giuliani. We already know he can walk and chew gum at the same time.

INS: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

ICE: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

TSA: Ask the Israelis for a recommendation, with orders to transform airport security to the Israeli "profiling" model ASAP.

Now get out there and vote like your republic depends on it.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

On Fairness

The Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama likes to use the word "fair" a lot. He stipulates it is "fair" to ask the rich to pay more taxes when the top 5% already pay way more than half the total taxes in our already extremely progressive income tax scale. He and his fellow travelling Leftist ideologues like to argue it is "fair" to forgive all manner of legally entered debt for millions of people you and I never met - and force me, you, and more importantly, our children, to pay for it with out-of-control gub'ment deficit spending.

It makes me want to directly quote the great character Inigo Montoya from the great movie 'The Princess Bride' ...


Actually, if the word means what most people think it means - a predictablly just outcome regardless of circumstance - it means something that is simply unattainable in this world, at least on a regular basis. We live in an unpredictable, unlevel, and therefore fundamentally "unfair" world. Justice is another matter. We can put official systems of due process in place that are designed to achieve "justice" - meaning measured punishment and/or reward. But, still, these systems and these measurements will always be necessarily imperfect in this imperfect world. Because they are man-made.

The problem with the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama, and other Leftist ideologues, is they falsely believe mankind can construct systems guaranteeing "justice" and "fairness" for all, in this world. This is a unicorn fantasy, to put it mildly. And the harder they chase this fantasy, the more they fail to reach it, the more determined they become to manufacture it at any cost ... which inevitably leads to a "fair" distribution of "lowest common denominator" misery for all. Witness every experience of governance under the theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Chapter 1: The state confiscates everything; Chapter 2: Nobody is left rich, but somehow everybody (but the Politburo) remains poor; Chapter 3: Unbroken misery and death for all until the Politburo is finally forced out of power. The only difference is degree in each case. They've refined it down now to crushing debt for our children, which is a lot different than Pol Pot's killing fields to be sure, but still way off the mark as far as being indisputably "fair."


I, LibertyAtStake, have therefore done mankind the favor of reducing the definition of "fair" to a simple scientific formula that actually works in this world.

FAIR = ((stuff you don't control) times (stuff you do control)) divided by (the perceptions of others).

Final grade is subjective for each individual ... and if there is a grade giver, he or she is not native to this world.


An example to illustrate. Tyrone and Damian are both born to the same crack addicted welfare queen. Tyrone joins the Crypts at 15 and is dead by 18. Damian keeps his head down, graduates high school, joins the Army, and eventually dies with an urban townhouse that he owns outright to bequeath his two children. On the same day Scottie F*ck-Up and Willard Do-Right are both born to the same captain of industry. Scottie F*ck-Up lives large and blows through the inheritance right before he dies at the ripe old age of 80, leaving nothing for nobody. Willard Do-Right lives a straight life, invests wisely, becomes even richer, and leaves behind a charitable foundation that stands for decades after his death.

Were the circumstances of birth "fair"? Of course not. What could you or I do about it? Nothing. Is it "fair" to you or me that Scottie F*ck Up blew through a huge inheritance? Of course not. How would any man-made gub'ment "fairly" confiscate his riches for better purposes without preventing Willard Do-Right's foundation from being born? It simply couldn't.


All of which is why I think the wisest person ever placed into this world may have been the old mountain woman met by Inman, the lead male character in "Cold Mountain." The old woman nursed Inman the Confederate deserter back to health with hard-earned organic knowledge, and a philosophy that could be labeled stoicism, which could be boiled down to the philosophy of "it is what it is." This old woman captures the philosophy perfectly, in the movie, when she manages to lovingly slit the throat of a baby goat for meat while telling the animal it did it's job well in this world.

Still doin' the best I can with what God gave me to work with.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Empty Suit Looks "Forward" To Life After the White House

(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting
“If You Can’t Scoop It, Make It Up.”

My spy in the White House dry cleaning division discovered a dog eared and crumbled piece of paper. This historic and unprecedented list was written in the President's hand and transparently documented his post-election agenda. After I took possession of it, and transcribed it to what you see below, it mysteriously disappeared from my desk. I strongly suspect, but am unable to prove, my wife used it as tinder in the fireplace. Just like that, my Pulitzer up in smoke. Looks like the next "family meeting" is going to be a doozy. In the meantime, you can enjoy what we learned from the Empty Suit's empty suit about his future.

Things I could do after losing the election:

(1) Run for old Senate seat. Come back, baby! note: Ask Axelrod which one he has the dirt to open up.

(2) Run for UN Secretary General. Movin' on up! note: big speech on conversion to religion of peace.

(3) Pro golf caddy.

(4) Ghost write Bill Ayers' memoirs.

(5) Host a show on Current TV. Anything Olbermann can do I can do better.

(6) Apply for job as ObamaCare IRS agent.

(7) Represent Michael Mann in his National Review lawsuit.

(8) Stump for Michelle. Anything Bubba can do I can do better. note: Ask Jarrett what Michelle wants to run for.

(9) Run for Supreme Court. Seems like a lot of work.

(10) DNC Chairman No way - DWS doing too good a job.

(11) Sell Nobel Peace Prize to the Pawn Stars. I gotta meet that Chumlee guy.

(12) Dedicate myself to finding out what happened in Benghazi and with Fast and Furious.

(AP) – Jack Wiley Dithers Reporting
“If You Can’t Scoop It, Make It Up.”

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

There Ought To Be a Law

Democrats love passing laws to solve problems real, imagined, and caused by the last law they passed.

Here's how it goes. People can't afford health care insurance.  So, pass a law mandating they purchase the thing they can't afford under penalty of a fine.  You get the idea.

Except when it comes to reasonable measures to ensure the sanctity of the "one person one vote" franchise.  Here's why, kiddies.

That's the "Field Director" for the Democrat campaign in the 8th District of Virginia - my district. His name is Patrick Moran. He's the son of the boozy corruptnik running for a 12th term sitting in this congressional seat - Jim Moran. Jim Moran's brother is Brian Moran, now chairman of the Virginia Democrat Party. This is as institutionally Democrat as it gets, folks. Stealing elections is in their blood ... from before Papa Joe Kennedy and Richard Daley rigged Cook County to tip the national election for JFK, all the way through ACORN and the rest we occasionally see rising to the surface to this day. No thanks to the corrupt and biased lame stream media of course. The republic is blessed to have Project Veritas operating at this critical point in history.

Virginia requires me to show a photo Id at the ABC store. But anything with my name and address - perhaps a thousand pieces of paper I've thrown in the trash - will do to steal my vote. I think I'll have my driver's license with me on November 6th - in case I want to buy some booze on the way to the polls.

Update 10/26/2012

When the local cops go after the local family syndicate, it's worth noting.

And if a photo id can be found inside the Empty Suit, you know anybody can acquire one.

In a tangentially related note, I dropped by Chris Plante's WMAL promotion, Politics and a Pint, yesterday. I can report the patriotic spirit, and the expectation of a Mittens win, was very high among the assembled right wing nuts. This observation correlated with the look on Wolf Blitzer's face I saw, watching his CNN show from the bar. Poor Wolf looked liked a kid who had just discovered his bike had been stolen, as he performed his assigned duties covering the Benghazi cover-up and election prospects.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Foreign Policy in a Word (Big Debate Edition)

So, we got us a big foreign policy debate Monday night.  What is foreign policy about, anyway?

In a word – leadership.


The word is definitely not “experience” – at least as it applies to the usual pool of presidential candidates.  If it were about “experience,” Crazy Uncle Joe Biden would have parlayed all those years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, all that time being spectacularly wrong about almost every issue coming before the committee,  into a completed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the government of Iraq.  But he couldn’t get the agreement done, and the first (barely) functioning Arab democracy in human history is more vulnerable for it. 

Ronald Reagan was roundly deprecated by DC liberal elitists for lacking foreign policy “experience” when he came into office – and all he did was win the Cold War.  RR won the Cold War by exercising leadership.  He realized the Soviet Union / Warsaw Pact / Iron Curtain was in fact a paper tiger.  He held to this vision, proving even his own CIA bureaucracy dead wrong about the Red Russian economy’s capacity to support an arms build-up, and goes down in history as the leader who said “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”  The wall came down under the competent, but far less inspiring, stewardship of his successor, Bush 41.

That’s what leadership is about in a nutshell – vision and the will power to consistently do the work,  and make the decisions, necessary to further that vision, day in and day out.  Provided the vision is solid, and the strategies and tactics employed in its service effective, the leader can accomplish great things.  If the leader leads, that is … which, by the way, is always done from the front, never from behind.


Let’s review the foreign policy record of the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama with regard to “leadership”, shall we?
He definitely had a vision.  He made this vision perfectly clear to all the world with his big Cairo speech of 2009, and the subsequent Apology Tour, with all of the strange bowing to foreign monarchs.  He was going to be the trans-national, post-American, therapeutic President who would make the whole world sing ‘kumbaya’ after he admitted to all of America’s past imperialistic sins.  It was a vision alright.  “Naïve” hardly begins to describe it.   

Immediately after inviting the mullahs in Tehran to grasp his extended open hand, something called the “Green Movement”   erupted in Tehran.  This was a genuine opportunity to effect regime change from within and avoid the world we now stand on the precipice of living in: mullahs with nukes.   However, the Empty Suit was convinced he must kowtow to the mullahs to get them to play nice, and therefore failed to lift a finger to assist the Green Movement, which was then subsequently crushed.  From there we have witnessed American hikers held hostage with no discernible cost to the mullahs, one feckless round after another of ineffective UN sanctions, including the issuance of waivers to 20 or so countries, all now clearly leading to the ultimate policy failure -  a radical Islamist nation state deeply embedded in worldwide terrorist networks and possessing nuclear weapons.

Apparently learning completely the wrong lesson, or applying the right lesson to an entirely inappropriate context, or something – the Empty Suit later acted to effect regime change in Egypt.  That was the Egypt that was a reliable ally and critical peace partner with Israel under Hosne Mubarak.  That Egypt is no more.  Egypt is now run by the Muslim Brotherhood, under the “presidency” of the radical Islamist Mohammed Morsi.   Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel is for all intents and purposes null and void.  Fortunately for Israel, I guess, Morsi’s greatest concern temporarily seems to be the United States releasing the “Blind Sheik” – that is, the Egyptian man responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.   For awhile the news was thick with rumors this administration was willing to deal for his release.

The Empty Suit was on a roll in the Middle East when the so-called “Arab Spring” reached Libya.  His UN Ambassador Susan Rice convinced him to bomb the snot out of the Libyan Army in support of a gang of mixed nut Islamists no one could quite categorize.  Leading this naïve policy called “Responsibility to Protect” from behind, the Empty Suit created a vacuum of governance that has been filled by who the hell knows what.  Whatever it is, it has resulted in the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, and a cover-up from this White House.


The Middle East is on a rocket sled speeding toward war thanks to the Empty Suit’s foreign policy.  But the Empty Suit has found time to make us weaker and more vulnerable in other parts of the world as well.  In relation to Vladimir Putin’s Russia – aka USSR v2 – he has bargained away European missile defenses for not so much as the promise of a blown kiss.  Even with that, thanks to an open microphone, we know he’s prepared to be even more ‘flexible’ with the Russian dictator after the election.  Whatever the hell that means.  Afghanistan looks to be, at best, headed toward exactly the same place Bush 43 left it after the implementation of the Empty Suit’s brilliant half-ass surge with date certain withdrawal strategy. 

The Empty Suit began this campaign peddling the assassination of Osama Bin Laden as the sum total of his foreign policy record.  As if the guy who has been hiding in a cave for ten years (or was it living under the witness protection program offered by a two-faced “ally”?) was still really running the operation for Mohammed’s Murder Monkey Cult From Hell in 2011.  When all hell broke loose on September 11, 2012 the Empty Suit tried to protect this lie with another lie – that radical Islamist riots all over the globe were independent spontaneous reactions to a movie for which practically no one had even seen the YouTube trailer.  While running with this lie, the so-called "leader of the free world" brought all the power of his Justice Department down on the hapless film maker.  In other words, he showed the world he favored sharia law over the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

On that same day, in Benghazi, Libya - a catastrophic failure of State Department security resulted in the death of an Ambassador, two Navy Seals, and Information Management Officer Sean Smith.  The Empty Suit’s administration has dissembled, waffled, and contradicted itself about what happened there for going on six weeks now.  In other words, they are engaged in a cover-up.  And that means there’s something they don’t want us to know. 



Look, folks, it’s called the Executive Branch for a reason.  The job is about making executive decisions and leading.  There is nothing – nothing – in the past experience of the Empty Suit that prepared him for this job.  He is first and foremost a creature of the faculty lounge – a universe of endless discussion and boundless relativism.  A person could spend years in the US Senate without learning a single thing about leadership – see Crazy Uncle Joe Biden for the proof – much less the cup of coffee the Empty Suit had up there.  The closest thing to “executive” experience the Empty Suit had prior to his ascendancy was something called “community organizing.”  As far as I can tell, this mostly consists of riling up mobs of maladjusted malcontents as an intimidation tactic designed to coerce wealth from other people.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand has a resume chock full of executive leadership credentials.  Whether its rescuing bankrupt companies at Bain capital, rescuing the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic games, or running a state as Governor, he’s already exercised the skills he’ll need as President: develop policy, and manage its implementation.

Memo to the Mittens campaign – the word is Leadership.  And that’s your foreign policy debate advice.


Update 10/22/12

LAS has a few more questions related to foreign policy "leadership" for the Empty Suit.

Why is the Fort Hood Jihadi attack still classified as 'workplace violence'?  Is it to save a few bucks at the Veterans Administration by denying combat injury benefits to the victims?

Do you regret sending Bibi Netanyahu home hungry on March 23, 2010?

If you get credit for Seal Team Six killing Bin Laden, who gets credit for tipping off the Taliban concerning which helicopter they were riding in?

Did the Queen of England tell you whether or not she liked your speeches?

Is kosher an option for meals at Gitmo?

Post Debate Analysis

The Empty Suit had talking points diarrhea.  Mittens looked all leadershippy and commander-in-chiefly.  Scheiffer mostly minded his P’s and Q’s.  Game over.  Get ready to say “President Romney.”

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