Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Bubba Effect

Oh my, that Glenn Beck can sure stir the pot. Last Friday he devoted his hour long show to some worst case scenarios for America. I believe just about every word he spoke and those of his expert guests. My favorite subject had to be the "Bubba Effect." Loosely translated, this means that when the government becomes too restrictive and starts cracking down on individual freedoms, like minded people will naturally congregate together. Along the way they will stockpile food and ammunition and make provisions for the safety of their families and the group. History shows this to be true. I have heard of the ammo shortages and the coming taxation of it, so I set out today to check for myself. Yep, all true. There is not much out there in the way of lead. 111 Gun Shop had some, but not much of the most popular calibers. Walmart? Forget about it. Their selection looked like it had been picked over by Knob Creek gang. Where to turn? You should probably get with some friends and split a brick from an online resource, and do it like yesterday.

Now intellectuals don't like talking about such things, heck they don't even like saying "Bubba." But, the reality of the situation is not good. As the unemployment rate climbs, so goes the crime rate. It is not the scare tactic hysteria that the left would have you believe. It is happening. I bet those libs will be pounding on Bubba's door when the SHTF. Stay tuned.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Today's Porkulus Fact

The total of the recently signed Porkulus package, conservatively estimated at $800 billion, is more than the entire federal budget of the U.S. for 1982.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Almost There

I read today that in 2010, the federal government aided by the mother of all bailouts, will spend 40% of the nation's GDP. I predict that by the end of President Obama's first term, we will reach the Europeans 47% and socialism will be the new American Dream. Yes, Timmy, you to can grow up and give half your earnings to the black hole of government. I hear another 20,000 moved out of California last month. Gotta love it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

How They Voted...

It passed, now check out how our Reps voted on the Porkapalooza Bill.

Baron Hill....Yes

John Yarmuth...Yes

Dick Lugar...No

Evan Bayh...Yes

Mitch McConnell...No

Jim Bunning...No

No surprises. Let the stimulating begin.

Friday, February 13, 2009

What Are They Hiding?

The libs promised 48 hours of read time on the spendulus bill before a vote was to take place. That in itself is not enough time as the final package grew like the fat sow it is to over 1,000 pages. The package was finally put online last night at 11 pm and a vote is to take place this morning. My math is not the best, but that does not seem like 2 days to me. On top of that, the porkapalooza bill was not published in keyword text, instead it was converted to pdf files so that the average Joe could not search for it. Now Obama was quoted as saying this bill contained no pork and no projects aimed at special interests. He has claimed that his administration would be transparent. It all begs the question, what are they trying to hide? What is about to be rammed down out throats? Transparency, openness? When pigs fly...and the only pork in D.C. is in the back pages of socialists spending bill.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the Band Played On

We have all heard the stories of the unsinkable Titanic and how the band continued to play as the vessel capsized. James Quinn has an interesting take on the current financial state of our nation and actually backs it up with facts and numbers...hmmm. My favorite quote follows:

The U.S. National Debt was $930 billion in 1980, or 33 percent of GDP. Today it is $10.7 trillion, or 76 percent of GDP. The National Debt has grown by 1,150 percent in 28 years. With the planned fiscal stimulus (taxing future generations), the National Debt will reach 100 percent of GDP during the Obama administration. When Argentina’s economy collapsed in 1998, their National Debt as a percentage of GDP was 65 percent. The Great Deniers say we are not Argentina. They say we are safe because the U.S. dollar is the reserve currency of the world. This is like jumping off a 20 story building and as you pass the 10th floor someone yells out the window asking how you are doing. You answer, "Good, so far".

Yep, good so far. Just keep playing my tune fellas. Here is the link to the entire article. http://www.speroforum.com/a/17985/Economic-Collapse-the-Japanese-solution

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

David Buskill Out as Clark Chairman

Just emailed: David Buskill will not seek re-election as chairman of the Clark County Republicans at the upcoming March 7th meeting. Mr. Buskill has accepted a job with new State Superintendent Tony Bennett in Indy.

Anyone want to throw some names out there for chairman?

For Israel, It Must be Netanyahu

The election is over in Israel, but no candidate can begin to govern. The results are not final and even when they are a leader will have a tough time ascending to power. The returns show Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni with a narrow lead over former leader and hard liner Benjamin Netanyahu. Both are hawks and believe in the right of their country to exist without giving land or other incentives to the thugs of the region. Livni's Kadima party pulled in 28 seats in the parliament side of the election and Netanyahu's Likud party tallied 27. Neither haul is sufficient to form a clear government. The difference in their influence can be found by looking closely at the demographics of the election. Livni took the more metropolitan region of Tel Aviv while Netanyahu won in Jerusalem. This tells me that the citizens know which candidate will protect the most important component to them, the City of Peace. Netanyahu has vowed to put an end to Hamas as we know it and I believe he would give it his best shot. He does have experience in this area. The main point and the one that will tell the story for generations to come is Iran and its nuclear capabilities. All candidates stated in the campaign that a nuclear Iran is not an option for Israel and all vowed to not let it come about. To me, that is a given. What I look for is a dirty bomb or suitcase nuke that Iran hands over to the militant groups like Hamas. That can be done in virtual secret and cause major damage to Israel. Netanyahu will chase these terrorists away from the border. He will pull out every move to keep his country safe. He will not wait for permission from Obama and I am sure Obama would not give it.

Netanyahu has the edge in piecing together a government that can get things done. He will likely pull in the third largest party and form a hard line, hard right government leaving Livni in the opposition. Another option is to form a more centrist government along with Livni. I pray for the first option.

The next few days will set the stage for the next few decades in the Middle East. Israel remains the lone strong democracy and I feel that Benjamin Netanyahu is the man to protect it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

You Can Run, but You Can't Hide

Ok, I know I have been on a sort of doomsday, big brother kick lately, but this stuff is getting scary. CBS News is reporting that our favorite search engine and map company Google has developed yet another way to invade the privacy of unsuspecting Americans. The program is called "Latitude" and will be available starting today. The premise is a mobile phone based GPS tracking system that allows you to see where your friends are at any given moment, or for the government to track your every move. Google insists that this is for users that give each other permission and is not intended for nefarious deeds. You should know that if Google is rolling this out, the government already has the capability. So, now not only can they see where you are all the time, they can use it for such things as letting prisoners out of of jail early with the explanation that they can track them; they can find missing persons more easily; they can use it in the fight against terrorism. This is very real folks. It uses cell tower triangulation to pin point your whereabouts. The next step will be to equip every vehicle and every person with this technology. Stop a bank robber's car on the spot, yes sir. Send you a speeding ticket in the mail, no doubt. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Question of the Day...

Why does the U.S. always use the term "provocative" when the bad guys around the world flex a little? Today's headline was something like - North Korea to test rocket. Our response? "That would be provocative." The Bush administration did this weekly and now the Obama White House has picked up on it. Iran completes nuke...provocative. Hamas smuggles weapons in tunnels...provocative. Muslims deny holocaust...provocative. Why don't we just talk right down to earth in a language that everyone can easily understand. Iran, we will not allow you to develop your warhead. North Korea, we will not allow you to pick on your neighbors. Muslims, the vast majority of terrorism in the world today sprouts from your teachings and ideology. You know why we don't say it? It would be too provocative.

Obama 1 for 3 on Tax Cheats as Daschle Withdraws

Tom Daschle has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Health and Human Services post after facing tough scrutiny over his unpaid taxes. Performance Czar pick, whatever the hell that is, Nancy Killefer has withdrawn for the same reason. So, we have Obama's Treasury pick getting in and these two bozos getting left out. Wasn't it Meatloaf that said One out of Three Aint bad? Never mind. Add to the mix some shady contracts by Governor Bill Richardson and this administration is looking like a whole lot of change. Wink, nod. Maybe the Chosen One will pick Peter Singer for the Health and Human Services post. He may endorse infanticide and beastiality, but he has paid all his taxes.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Do You Know Where To Go During the Next Disaster? The Government Does.

I have heard rumors of this bill from my circle of friends and prayed it wasn't true. I have heard stories from law enforcement officers not so far away about the plans and I didn't want to believe them. Here is the link to the article: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87757

H.R. 645 is the short name for this absurd, over reaching piece of garbage cleverly disguised as a bill to help the citizens during an emergency. Upon further digging, we find just how broad the reach could be.

From WND "According to the text of the proposed bill, the purpose of the National Emergency Centers is "to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster."
Three additional purposes are specified in the text of the proposed legislation:
*To provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of federal, state and local first responders;
*To provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response and recovery efforts of government, private, not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations;
*To meet other appropriate needs, as defined by the secretary of homeland security.

The last point is the rub. Other appropriate needs? Defined by the HS secretary, which ultimately leaves it up to President Obama...? Or we going to be forced to go to these places when the snow comes down or the wind blows? What constitutes an emergency? I think big brother is big enough already. I am calling my representatives and asking them not to support the furthering of the Nanny State.