Monday, January 31, 2011

The Obamas' Food Hypocrisy

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" (George Orwell's Animal Farm).


See this photo essay at The Malcontent.

Snowed In! (Bumped Toward The Top By AOW)

(originally posted on 01/28/2011)


Mr and Mrs AOW, are snowed in at the present time. Ice has pulled down the power lines and they are without power, Internet and land line telephone. They do not expect power to be restored until Tuesday.

Warren

Correction: Mr & Mrs AOW have electricity, just not Internet or telephone service. Sorry for the confusion.

Warren

Note from AOW on 01/30/2011: I am accessing the web at the public library today, but only briefly: the library limits me to 30 minutes of access if others are waiting in line to use the computers. A few posts may auto-publish below this notice. I'm still not officially back or able to access the web at my whim. Furthermore, more bad weather is scheduled to move into the D.C. area, so restoration of my Internet access and landline may be delayed. **sigh**

Friday, January 28, 2011

25 Years Ago Today

On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after launch.

President Ronald Reagan's eloquent address to our nation:

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Hat tip to Bob Mack for bringing to my attention this essay by Ann Coulter, who commented as follows on Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address:

Obama said, "We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook."

And then the government outlawed Edison's great invention, made the Wright brothers' air travel insufferable, filed anti-trust charges against Microsoft and made cars too expensive to drive by prohibiting oil exploration, and right now -- at this very minute -- is desperately trying to regulate the Internet.


Bob also posted a link to this post over at Gateway Pundit: "US Communist Leader Urges Unification With Democratic Party."

A personal note below the fold:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Which Tax Breaks? Which Loopholes?

From Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address:
The bipartisan Fiscal Commission I created last year made this crystal clear. I don’t agree with all their proposals, but they made important progress. And their conclusion is that the only way to tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it – in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes.
Underlying assumption: We in the government ALLOW you, the taxpayer who should have a right to the fruits of his labors, to keep a portion of the money you worked for.

This assumption is contrary to the philosophy of our Founders and the intent of our Constitution.

Additionally, see this from the Associated Press: "FACT CHECK: Obama and his imbalanced ledger."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Obama Invokes Ronald Reagan

Desperation just before the State of the Union Address? More revisionist history? Typical Leftist hypocrisy? In the final paragraph, Obama states:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

On My Last Nerve

Obama's public-speaking skills, that is: "goin'" and "guhnna build stuff and invent stuff" (hat tip to Randy's Roundtable):

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Even Celebrity Status Doesn't Break Through The Whitewash Of Islam

Not even when the victim of an Islamic-honor attack is Harry Potter's classmate.

From Jihad Watch, citing the Telegraph:

Proofread, Please!

As a teacher of composition, I am always urging my students to proofread their work.

The White House could learn a lesson in that regard (hat tip to Cube):


Big Journalism comments:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ron Reagan, Jr.

Ron Reagan's recently published book My Father At 100: A Memoir suggests that President Ronald Reagan was afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease while still in office — as early as three years into his first term as President.

What the mainstream media are omitting from their mention of the book is the following, indicating that (1) no conspiracy existed to cover up the President's alleged incapacity to govern and (2) President Reagan likely would have voluntarily left office if he had believed that his thinking processes were compromised by dementia:
"I've seen no evidence that my father (or anyone else) was aware of his medical condition while he was in office. Had the diagnosis been made in, say 1987, would he have stepped down? I believe he would have...
Read more of the book review in U.S News HERE. In my view, the portion about Ronald Reagan's having brain surgery revealing signs of Alzheimer's in 1989 does not contribute to Ron Reagan's credibility.

Also, please read Michael Reagan's response to his half-brother's book HERE. Not unexpectedly, Michael Reagan, whose book The New Reagan Revolution is due for release on February 6, is speaking out against Ron Reagan and his book.

As far as I can tell right now from the few available excerpts of Ron Reagan's book, the mainstream media are selecting statements out of context from that book so as to denigrate the memory and the accomplishments of President Ronald Reagan. Therefore, I have reserved a library copy of My Father At 100: A Memoir and will read the book for myself. Although I don't like Ron Reagan, Jr., I know of no way to judge what he has written other than to read his book and check his statements against the available facts from other sources. I've also reserved a copy of Michael Reagan's The New Reagan Revolution.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Iced In!

(image below from the Internet)

I won't be venturing out until a bit of a thaw arrives later today. No way can I get down that wheelchair ramp and to the car without falling!

Meanwhile, may the power stay on.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Update On Mr. AOW

(For any readers who may not know, Mr. AOW had a devastating brain hemorrhage on September 15, 2009, and has been struggling to recover since that date, with me as his caregiver. Previous updates are HERE and HERE, the latter at my former site)

Although Mr. AOW can manage several steps with his quad cane and AFO brace, getting around remains the biggest issue interfering with his enjoyment of life. He cannot effectively use a walker because his left arm and left hand have not shown significant improvement and remain functionally useless.

We obtained this scooter for next to nothing when a former client's elderly father passed away unexpectedly. We are so grateful that my former client thought of us when he was disposing of this father's possessions.

Mr. AOW does need to learn some specialized driving skills for this scooter, however.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Memorial Service As Political Pep Rally

Since when are souvenir shirts with a political theme distributed at a memorial service? The picture and a little bit of research tell the tale.

From the Canada Free Press (hat tip to Cube):

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Damage Done

The blame game sparked by the murderous shooting spree on the part of Jared Lee Loughner is starting to fade at the same time that confirmed information about Loughner reaches the mainstream media.

Even more interesting to me, some of this confirmed information appears on the front page of print editions as shown in the following excerpt from the Thursday, January 13, 2011 edition of the Washington Post:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lessons To Draw From Jared Lee Loughner (Video Update)

From Investor's Business Daily (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):


More truth that the mainstream media and other leftist loons will choose to ignore, no doubt.

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Video update (hat tip to Mike's America):


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This Way Lies Madness



The Left's grasping of opportunism is mind-boggling (first example below the fold) and disgusting (second example below the fold).

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sarah Palin's Crosshairs (With Addendum)

I don't care what Jane Fonda has said, i.e., that Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and the Tea Party Movement are to blame for yesterday's shootings in Tucson.

That map of crosshairs is going to be problematic now as Americans have gut reactions to Jared Loughner's murderous shooting spree in Tucson — never mind Palin's actual intentions with the map and never mind that, as far as we know at this point, Loughner was not a member of the Tea Party Movement.

Last spring, Congresswoman Giffords expressed concern about that map of crosshairs targeting certain Democrats for defeat in November 2010. The video of the congresswoman's comments is eerie now:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The China Bubble

Ghost towns in China? Apparently so. Note this photo of Zhengzhou New District. The photo shows huge and numerous public buildings that have never been used (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):


From Dinocrat.com, via THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Grammar Error As Legal Loophole

The Virginia state statute regarding stopping for a school bus loading and offloading passengers reads as follows (in part):

"A person is guilty of reckless driving who fails to stop, when approaching from any direction, any school bus which is stopped on any highway, private, road, or school driveway...

Do you see the error? Video and link to the article are in the continuation of this post.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Original Rosie The Riveter


[above image from the Chicago Tribune]

One of the many who left us in 2010, Geraldine Doyle didn't profit financially from her fame although she did sign Rosie posters as long as she was able to do so.

From MSNBC: