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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Sunday, July 29, 2012

“The Business of America is Business"

I can tell I would have enjoyed the company of the 30th President of the United States – Calvin Coolidge - if only because Cool Cal was universally recognized as a man of few words.

For example, there is this story I heard on evil AM band talk radio, related to me long ago by radio man (and former congressman and actor) Fred “Gopher” Grandy. Coolidge was at a formal dinner. Some random grande dame of Washington society walked up to him and said she had bet her husband she could get him to say more than two words. Coolidge responded with “you lose.” True story? Who knows? But who can doubt the word of a man with a resume that includes not only writing legislation, but also acting as a man wearing booty shorts and mixing drinks for clueless grande dames on a television show featuring a cruise ship? And, besides, imagine the possibilities if Cool Cal was our President in the Twitter age. The White House tweets would not only be far better, but actually from the man’s own hand, no doubt.

Yes, I can see Cool Cal would have been a good cell mate for me. It would have been … well, mostly quiet. And when he did open his mouth, I could have been certain it was worth paying attention too. In other words, it would be the total opposite experience of being around the standard issue 24x7 grievance politics ranting you get from the average progressive lib. (LAS to progressives: “Yes, yes, I get it. Everybody who disagrees with you is an evil racist. I’m still not going on your march to scream at the Koch brothers’ second cousin twice removed, and I’m definitely not giving you money to save the snail darter – whatever the hell that is. Isn’t that what we have the EPA for anyway? What’s their G-D budget – 2 gazillion? Shut up already! And why are you following me into the bathroom still yammering about contraceptives?“)


But I digress. The reason Cool Cal came to mind for LAS was a quote often attributed to him – “the business of America is business.” It came to me while I was contemplating how to treat the Empty Suit Known as Barack Hussein Obama stepping on his crank with the “you didn’t build that” gaffe.

For you see, despite the extraordinary spectacle of a sitting US President pleading the old “out of context” dodge, Obama’s small business smear betrays the core of his Leftist ideology – i.e. “the business of America is to feed the insatiable maw of the big government nanny state.”

Barack Hussein Obama sincerely believes, as all do on the political Left, that prosperity is created from the top-down, by big government experts making monolithic decisions from a centralized command and control apparatus.

The competing view, which carries the label “conservative” in modern times, and which was held by Cool Cal, places far more trust in you, the individual. In this view, prosperity is something that is generated from the bottom-up in a system of free enterprise that grants the freedom to everyone to make rational decisions in his or her own best interests, in accordance with his or her dreams. The government exists solely to soften the edges of the competitive results, to provide a safety net for those who choose poorly or experience the random hand of bad luck.

In this choice election of 2012, I ask you … does anyone really believe there are any truly existentially jagged edges in the modern American economy? An American economy where the so-called “poor” multitudes are said to be experiencing an epidemic of “obesity”? Please. It should be obvious to the most casual observer the government has become so large and overbearing it is well beyond merely providing safety nets … it is well into the Orwellian territory of smothering individual initiative and opportunity.


But, I digress (again). For a slightly deeper dive into the theory and underpinnings of the two competing ideologies; you can read my May 11, 2011 post Stuck On Keynesian Stupid. Much like Cool Cal, I don’t like to repeat myself.

However, in that post from nearly fifteen months ago, I did start a little Excel charting database comparing the economic growth results for conservative icon Ronald Reagan versus today’s progressive champion, Mr. Obama. So, allow me to repeat myself.

If this were an MMA fight, it would be Barry tapping out at 0:30 of the second round. But it’s not an MMA fight. It’s an election. Or, as my personal favorite founding father – Alexander Hamilton – is credited with saying: “A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.” So, which America do you want?

For you see, the dismal 1.5% growth is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the most recent quarter isn’t just bad news for Obama’s re-election campaign. It is the inevitable result of his Leftist policies. These policies are precisely why there are more Americans than ever on Food Stamps. Not due to anyone’s “compassion,” but due, rather, to the government leviathan’s need for a client base. Period. End of sentence.


Oh, by the way, it seems Cool Cal has been misquoted. (Gee, imagine that). This historian clarifies:
The real statement comes from a speech by Calvin Coolidge called "The Press Under a Free Government" which was given before the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington, D.C. on January 17, 1925. The quote is really: "After all, the chief business of the American people is business." However, Coolidge goes on to say that, "Of course the accumulation of wealth cannot be justified as the chief end of existence."

His last paragraph in the speech shows what he really believes motivate Americans: "We make no concealment of the fact that we want wealth, but there are many other things that we want very much more. We want peace and honor, and that charity which is so strong an element of all civilization. The chief ideal of the American people is idealism. I cannot repeat too often that America is a nation of idealists. That is the only motive to which they ever give any strong and lasting reaction."
Now, that’s “compassionate conservatism.” If only we could find a candidate to articulate it. Mittens? Over to you.
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Newton's Three Laws (Part 26)

(Epic Blogger Fail Edition)

In my June 24 post "Weekly Status Report" I stated:
Part 26 of the “Newton’s Three Law’s” series will explain further. LAS has been collecting links to collate into Part 26. It’s not hard. All I have to do is browse my way down my blog roll and the myriad of epic failures attributable to the Progressive in the White House jump out at me ...
Well, I meant it with all good intentions. Really. It is high time, however, to declare this endeavor Overcome By Events (OBE)- and to loudly declare "PUNT!"

Instead of a proper Newtonian styled essay, I'll just drop the accumulated links into the now largely ignored and long unpromoted Assigned Reading List page, and declare victory. For the historical record.


Also for the historical record, I should go ahead and publish a couple of now OBE contributions from the staff cartoonist.

The first was at my suggestion early in the evolution of the epic blogger fail. I had a vague idea of weaving in imagery of trains colliding. So, I asked the staff cartoonist to give me Thomas the Tank Engine with the face of the Failure-In-Chief replacing Thomas' ...

There is great potential here for a fully rounded Obama the Tank Engine and Friends feature. We could have a Bill Ayers train, a Tony Rezko train, Jeremiah Wright train, Van Jones train, Saul Alinsky train, and so on.

The second OBE contribution from the staff cartoonist is more impressive to me, only because it sprung directly from his own imagination. The only input he needed from me was an answer to his proactive question "who was that guy that just signed Obama's bill?" He shortly thereafter came forth with this excellent rendition of Pelosi holding a gun to John Roberts while BHO makes sure he accepts the offer he can't refuse.

A very sophisticated demonstration of an intuitive understanding of exactly what's broken with the constitutional system, I must say. Well done, son.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Demotivational "Good Morning America"

As anyone who might be reading this post obviously already knows, a lunatic in Colorado committed a heinous act of mass murder at a movie screening. The murderous act of lunacy occurred in the wee hours as Thursday was transitioning into the subsequent Friday.

As the two hacks pictured were preparing for the Friday morning "Good Morning America" show - what maybe four hours later or so? - the cracker-jack investigative journalists at ABC News had performed a heroic text search on the Google machine. This heroic action yielded the existence of the shooter's name on a local TEA Party web site. Ah-hah!

Of course, as the reader may also already know, the linkage was factually blown up that same morning. The hacks were forced to apologize for their pathetic incompetence, and these hacks have endured a fire storm of deserved criticism. Most of that criticism seems to have diagnosed incompetence, unconscious bias, or a combination of both.


Newsflash: the correct diagnosis is intentional bias.

These propagandists are active agents for the political Left. Period. End of sentence. They salivate at the chance to create story lines and narratives assisting the cause of their politics. Even when doing so not only gives the perception of foolish incompetence, but also gives off the putrid stench of incredibly bad taste. Trying to make political hay out of murder victims ... really? While the bodies are still warm? Before the criminal's apartment has been searched - because it's booby trapped, just waiting there to create more senseless mayhem? Yes - because there is an ideological agenda to further, and furthering the ideological agenda is first, second, and third for each and every dedicated Leftist.

The contemporaneous post, and related comment thread, on Paco Enterprises captures what I mean from another angle.
Oh, he could just taste it, yes, indeedy! The kudos of his fellow talking airheads, the biggest scoop of the year - who knows, maybe even an Emmy Award for investigative journalism. James Holmes was the name of the mass murderer at the cinema complex in Aurora, Colorado, and, by golly, there was a James Holmes listed on a local Tea Party web site! ABC News' Brian Ross, ace reporter, had scored!
It is human nature to seek the approval of one's peers, and this is a peer group trapped inside a case of 'Group Think' dementia of the highest order. In other words, they are *useless* in relation to their supposed function of informing the public.


Brian Ross has therefore been added to the board of the Schieffer Blog Roll, on my right sidebar, as the ABC representative ...

The original honoree - representing CBS - was Bob Schieffer, for failing to ask Eric "My People" Holder, of the Department of Just Us, about dropping the New Black Panther voter intimidation case. When this issue was page one news. At the time, Schieffer settled on the "incompetence" defense, saying he wasn't prepared because he had just come back from vacation.

It's your yob, man! Either prepare to perform it or delegate the performance of it! The problem is ... I kinda think he already knows that. Schieffer plead down to "incompetence" to cover for lickspittle bootlicking, IMHO.

Andrea Mitchell joined the board when she presented a selectively edited video of NBC's political enemy Mitt Romney, to put him in a negative light ... carrying on the tradition NBC established by selectively editing audio of their political straw man (pinnata?) George Zimmerman.

As far as I know, Ms. Mitchell has not plead down to "incompetence" by way of explanation. Nor has she clarified she presents works of parody, which leaves only one remaining possible explanation for someone feigning objectivity. She's a complete fraud, out to destroy the leading contender to her messiah's throne.


Now go put 'Journolist' into the Google machine. I'm tired of explaining the obvious here.


Update 7/24/12 These useless hacks apparently can't even accurately transcribe a telephone interview anymore.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012


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

That married caterer I caught wangling his dangle in the adult theater a few years ago finally paid off. What was I doing there, you might ask? You might. Let’s move on.

Anyway, I carefully maintained my relationship leverage with the guy because I really like can use him, all the way up to his appointment as official caterer to Obama’s Camp David compound recently. This week it was Bingo!


Dempsey: … and that’s why the Syrian rebels need our immediate help.

Petraeus: We can’t emphasize this enough, sir. As Syria goes, so goes Egypt, and the entire Middle East. Tehran awaits your next move, sir.

Obama: Look, the sandwiches are here. All you scary military industrial complex guys get outtahere. I’m already five minutes late for the campaign team.

[sounds of chairs moving, muffled voices, people leaving and entering]

Obama: What do we have here? Hamburgers in various wrappers … Wendy’s, Checkers, Burger King, Five Guys, White Tower, Roy Roger’s … what happened to McDonald’s?

Unidentified: Mrs. Obama intercepted the cart, sir.

Obama: OK, dig in everybody. Great grub! Man, I’m excited. David, you have the latest polls as usual, right?! I can’t wait to see what they say about the Bain attacks. I gotta be a shoe in now!

Plouffe: David, you got the that?

Axelrod: Ummm, I thought you had it?

Obama: Come on guys give it to me. I’m stoked, dudes! This Bacon Chee is awesome.

Axelrod: Uhhhh …. Ummmm, ahem … sir, your favorability has dropped 9 points.

Obama: What! Which poll! Fox? Rasmussen? Dismiss those right wing nuts. What does CBS and the Times say?

Plouffe: (barely audible) Sir, it is the CBS / Times poll.

[Insert Hitler bunker parody video here]

Obama: Everybody leave except for Biden and Holder.

[sounds of chairs moving, muffled voices, people leaving and entering]

Obama: This is all your fault! Everybody loves me! Always have, always will. I can shit in the punch bowl and get a standing ovation. Believe me, I’ve done it. Literally. All I ask from you is a few class warfare stump speeches. A couple of interviews with journos on the payroll. And what do I get? I have to do gay marriage BEFORE the election! Now I got black preachers calling me around the clock to tear me a new one. You know how many bible clinging peaceniks I lost with that one?

Biden: I think they were already gone over Gitmo.

Obama: Shut up! Now I’m stuck with you. I can’t dump you for Hillary. I’d never be able to leave her outta my sight. She wants this chair so bad she even stayed married to Clinton to get it. And besides, Michelle’s big ass is enough around here. Two would be ridiculous. What am I gonna talk about now? The friggin’ economy? Damnit, what have you got to say for yourself?

Biden: Big effin’ deal?

Obama: {sigh} Jesus, I’m screwed. And you – dude, you really screwed up Fast and Furious something fierce. What - did you outsource it to Biden or something? I was supposed to be giving a speech announcing the rescission of the 2nd Amendment by now. Instead that sonofabitch Issa is sticking a microscope up my ass all because you couldn’t come up with a decent cover story! [fist pounding table] [coughing, hacking] Hey, what the hell is this in my burger? Looks like some kind of microphone or something.

Holder: I didn’t put that there.

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

Update 7/3/12

If there is an "official" Hitler Parody site, I guess this is it. Enjoy.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

One Trick Crony

The crucible of challenge and conflict has a way of reducing things to their basics. When “the chips are down” people instinctively reach for their “go to” reactions, tactics, and attitudes. It is just so for ideologies.

Barack Hussein Obama – the most ideologically rigid President in living memory – proved it this week with his desperate campaign message of the week (only approximately 16 weeks more to go, thankfully). He is in the electoral battle of his political life, and this week he trotted out the tired old “soak the rich” Progressive pitch.

American Progressivism is first and foremost the ideology of robbing Peter to pay Paul. Progressives require demons to demonize, in order to mobilize their constituents into virtual mobs (and sometimes even physical mobs on the street – see OWS) willing to engage in extortion in order to claw wealth and power away from their fellow citizens (assuming the mob consists of citizens, that is - sometimes the documentation is not so obvious).


The running rhetorical gun battle I had with my house troll Ema Nymton, on the comment thread to my April 25 post (“We’re All Mittens Men Now”) is instructive.

Click the two images to embiggen. Note: the Peter and Paul roles are reversed, but that kinda makes my point, doesn't it?

As Ema stipulates, the Progressive has a very regressive view of wealth. To them, it’s all something stuffed inside somebody else’s mattress, and it can only be acquired by breaking into the bedrooms of those who possess it, whatever ‘it’ is, and slicing open their mattresses.

What a bunch of barbarians. ‘It’ is what you do and create. You just need to find out how to barter ‘it.’

Btw - Somehow, I don’t think Ema is this dedicated Progressive’s real name. Maybe I should hold her name up to a mirror, or something, I don’t know.


When Progressive policies inevitably produce no economic growth, and the Progressive politician has no record of economic growth on which to run, the Progressive instinctively seeks to stay in power by collecting the votes of the mob of Pauls - by bribing them with Peter’s confiscated wealth. Trust me, Peter knows how to protect his wealth. After all, he acquired it in the first place. Any effort to confiscate it through coercion is wasted. Memo to all you Pauls – Peter is perfectly happy to pay you to do something useful. Learn how to do that, and the possibility of you becoming Peter yourself, or your children becoming Peter, is as real as the Progressive lie is false.


Astute readers of this blog have surely noticed it has been 17 days since I last clicked on “publish” button. 17 whole days. Wow.

Well, I am beginning to feel like I’m coming through to the other side of that little personal issue I alluded to in my June 24 post. Also, the two professional rescues I described in the same post are settling into a reasonably predictable state of managed chaos. Making me feel right at home.

So, all fifty or so (Fifty you I don’t say!) of my loyal daily readership can rest easy now. There will be more ‘high brow snark’ (I just thought of that) coming from this space.

“Because the only good Progressive is a failed Progressive.” That's why.

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