Sunday, July 31, 2011

What Politicians Mean By "Austerity"

With a hat tip to Randy's Roundtable:

As Woodsterman pointed out in the comment thread at Randy's site:
Have you ever seen one of them [a politician] miss a paycheck?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

White House Spams Twitter Followers

Backfired! The White House finally stopped, with these parting words:

What Is Ramadan?

Ramadan 2011 began on or around August 1 and will end on or about August 29. Muslims, ever contentious about nearly every matter, even disagree among themselves as to when Ramadan should begin.

What does Ramadan really celebrate, particularly Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan? If one understands the history of Islam and, especially, that of Ramadan, one will come to understand that such a commemoration, including iftar dinners at the White House, should be unacceptable to all those who oppose Islamic supremacism.

Ramadan involves more than prayers, fasting, and the giving of alms — all of which are part of the month long observance but which are also the outward signs of another message. By literal definition, of course, Ramadan commemorates Allah's "revealing" the Qur'an to Muhammad. But history clearly indicates that the "revelations" from Allah to Muhammad began around 610, some fourteen years earlier than 624.

Those earlier passages, sometimes referred to as the Meccan verses, are the oft-quoted peaceful verses in the Koran. Contrary to what one might expect, however, the last day of Ramadan does not celebrate the actual date of the earliest peaceful "revelations" of Allah to Muhammad but rather the Battle of Badr, the first significant military victory by the forces of Muhammad.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Nancy Pelosi — Still Unhinged

More unhinged than ever?
“...We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.” [source]
Pelosi needs to exchange her witch's wardrobe for a straitjacket.

She has bats in the belfry, perhaps courtesy of Botox:



Pelosi is not the only unhinged politician these days.

Good thing that it's not a full moon! Can't take much more of this political insanity.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tied Up In Knots — Never A Good Condition

(Apologies in advance for the length of this post. Now you know why I haven't been making blog rounds!)

When something like the deeds of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik transpire, it is best not to respond in a knee-jerk fashion.

Yes, I did have such a reaction myself on the day following the atrocities committed in Norway and before enough facts about the man came to light.

Some background:

Update On Cameo

(If you must have politics, please keep scrolling)

In early June, I wrote about the health problem that was plaguing Cameo, our beloved Siamese-Russian Blue mix. The ultrasound of her bladder indicated a mass, at first thought to be a tumor but later turning out to be bladder stones (urolithiasis).

What weeks of ago Cameo and I went through! Agony for me because Cameo kept urinating outside the litter box, and agony for her because she would pass a stone on occasion. Stoic girl that Cameo is, she didn't cry out, but she did pass blood along with passing the stones.

Beyond the pain, Cameo also suffered from sleep deprivation, I'm sure. At one point, she was making trips to the litter pan every five minutes, sometimes trying to catch a few winks by sleeping next to the litter pan. For weeks upon weeks, Mr. AOW and I gently shouted to her around the clock, "Hurry, hurry, hurry! Put your butt down!"

No way could Cameo get enough rest!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Musical Interlude

A few days ago (What an eerie coincidence!), I queued up the following music and video for a musical interlude August 7. I'm posting it today as we pray for Norway in the wake of the mass murders committed there yesterday.

Music by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg:

Friday, July 22, 2011

And The Logical Conclusion Is?

(Hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)


Read "The world's biggest problem? Too many people," an op-ed from the Los Angeles Times on July 21, 2011.

What conclusions do you draw from that essay?

Below the fold, a video for your consideration.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weekend Humor

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Spotted at The Pagan Temple, the video below the fold is guaranteed to bring you stress relief:

The Astounding Hypocrisy of Barack Obama (With Addendum)

Hat tip to Mike's America for the following video of Obama's remarks to the House GOP Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 29, 2010:


Mike comments:
Since then, Republicans won big in the November 2010 election and came back to Congress with multiple plans to address the budget, debt and entitlements. The response from Obama and the Democrats has been to demagogue GOP plans using every scare tactic in the book, like pushing Grandma off the cliff, and even some new ones (like Obama's veiled threat to withhold Social Security checks).
These kinds of inconsistencies in Obama's past and present statements need to be brought to the fore.

Must-read addendum below the fold:

Friday, July 15, 2011

How To Call Obama's Bluff?

source for graphic

From Reliapundit of THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS, reminding us of how far it is to November 2012:
QUESTION FOR THE GOP: IS NOW THE BEST TIME TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE ECONOMY?

I WAS JUST WONDERING:

IF A CRASH IS COMING BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT YEAR...

AND IF, AS MANY ECONOMIST FEEL, IT'S INEVITABLE AND NOTHING CAN BE DONE TO STOP IT,

THEN MAYBE - JUST MAYBE - A COMPROMISE IS IN ORDER, AND MAKES POLITICAL SENSE,

SO OBAMA AND HIS COMRADES CAN'T SAY "I TOLD YOU SO" AND RUN AGAINST YOU IN 2012?

I MEAN, RIGHT NOW OBAMA OWNS THE ECONOMY.

AND IT'S TANKING.

AND CHINA'S BUBBLE MIGHT BURST.

AND THE EURO MIGHT COLLAPSE.

AND IF THEY DO, THEN THE STOCK MARKETS WOULD CRASH -

UNEMPLOYMENT WOULD HIT 11-15%

AND THE DOW AND GOLD MIGHT BOTH HIT 6000!

SO, WHY TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE ECONOMY NOW BY FORCING OBAMA TO ACCEPT EVERYTHING WE THINK IS GOOD AND RIGHT AND BASED ON SOUND PRINCIPLE?

MAYBE IT MAKES POLITICAL SENSE TO MAKE A GOOD COMPROMISE, AND RUN FOR FURTHER CHANGE IN 2012?

MAYBE TEA PARTIERS SHOULD ACCEPT A GOOD DECENT TURN TO THE RIGHT, AND NOT EXPECT [A] TOTAL 180 CHANGE RIGHT AWAY?
After all, Obama's ideas for righting our economy haven't worked so far.

Your thoughts on Reliapundit's strategy?

FEATURED QUESTION: Michele Bachmann

(This post stuck here for several days. Please scroll down for other posts)


Recently Chuck Thinks Right pointed out that GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann signed The Marriage Vow, which includes the following statement:
"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President..."
The passage, which was on the front page of The Marriage Vow, has since been removed. Read the details HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Nixon Was Forced Out For Less


Understand this: Project Gunrunner began in 2005. Operation Fast and Furious, deliberately allowing known smugglers to purchase firearms, began in 2009.

The present botched program, sometimes referred to as "Fast and Furious" or "The Gunwalker Scandal," does, however, involve governmental attempts at cover-up and hindrance of investigation.

Remember, it was the cover-up and the hindrance of the Watergate investigation that brought down the Nixon administration — not the break-in itself.

A simplification of the present scandal from the sidebar of Sipsey Street Irregulars:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Hat tip to Fleece Me:



How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.


Source below the fold.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Video: Revolution In The Air

More evidence that socialist activists are on the move in 21st Century America, even as patriots were celebrating Independence Day (hat tip to Conservative Hideout 2.0):

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Video: The Rights Of Man

About the video below the fold (hat tip to Adrienne's Corner):
An attempt to explain the genius of the United States of America and what we have to do to get back to the fundamental principles of protecting individual rights.

This video shows the attack the Obama administration is pursuing against our "inalienable" rights. Be sure to watch to the very end.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day 2011



Happy birthday, America!



Thanks to RP Free Speech for bringing the following video to my attention — an important reminder of how our freedom has been secured:


If you're of a mind to do some erudite reading for Independence Day, go HERE to read this essay by Frederick William Dane (pdf, hat tip to Right Truth). Pay special attention to pages 29 - 33. Excerpt below the fold:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Power Perverted Into Tyranny

As we approach Independence Day, the following from Thomas Jefferson bears consideration (hat tip to Karen). Click directly on the image to enlarge it:


Commenters are encouraged to relate their views as to how governmental power is morphing into tyranny, particularly via regulation — for the greater good, of course. My example below the fold.

Friday, July 1, 2011

GOP: I Give You Fair Warning

GOP, you had better get your act together and be assertive in the campaign for the White House in 2012.


Otherwise, Obama is going to get re-elected.


I base my assertion on an essay I read yesterday in the Washington Post: