Friday, August 31, 2012

Quote Of The Day

As stated by Silverfiddle of Western Hero:


Watching the Left convulse into the galloping heebeegeebies over the goings on at the GOP convention is way more entertaining than watching the convention itself.

Silverfiddle's entire post is HERE.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

MSNBC: Racist Or Agenda Driven? Both? (With Video Addenda)

(Two posts today. Don't miss Sam's post below!)

As you may have heard, MSNBC curtailed their Tuesday, August 28, 2012 coverage of the 2012 Republicn National Convention in a particular way:

Our favorite bumper stickers

Black holes: Where God divided by zero.

All those who believe in psychokinetics, raise my hand.

Early bird gets the worm; second mouse gets the cheese.

My psychic girlfriend left me before we met.

If you’re so smart, what's the speed of dark?

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Everyone has a photographic memory; its just that some don’t have any film.

Shin is a device for locating furniture in the dark.

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

24 hours in a day... 24 beers in a case... coincidence?

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

Why do psychics have to ask for your name?

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

Success always occurs in private; failure in full view.

The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach.

Two wrongs are only the beginning.

You never really learn to swear until you learn to golf.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Change is inevitable... except from vending machines.

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back.

Half the people you know are below average.

42.7 percent of all statistics is pure BS.

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

Barack Who?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Huh?

(Two posts today.  Please scroll down)

The school system in Grand Island, Nebraska, has since backed down after the outcry.  But that the school system even made such a request is absurd!

With a hat tip to Pastorius of Infidel Bloggers Alliance:


The story is below the fold.

The Unvarnished Truth

Overnight company arrived yesterday, so today's post of two graphics will have to suffice:


Monday, August 27, 2012

Scooter Adventures

(Click directly on the image to enlarge it)

The trip to the movies yesterday went well as far as the scooter issues were concerned.

It poured rain, however!

At one point after the movie, we were outside and decided to head back inside because of lowering skies! Well, we didn't make it before the sky opened up.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Neil Armstrong And Islam

(Two posts today.  Please scroll down)

From Jihad Watch:

Going To The Movies Today!


Now that I know how to assemble and disassemble Mr. AOW's scooter, I'm going to load that scooter into the trunk of the Crown Vic and head to the movie theater to see this film at a local cinema with a morning showing:

Friday, August 24, 2012

Does Dana Milbank Have A Point?

Note: This post may dismay some of my Christian friends. So be it. The topic is matter about which I've been concerned for a long time and one which may well reap a terrible harvest in November 2012.

Check out this August 21, 2012 opinion piece in the Washington Post (copied and pasted in full because the WaPo has tightened up on access without a subscription):
Signs of divine intervention for Republicans?

Has God forsaken the Republican Party?

Well, sit in judgment of what’s happened in the past few days:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Goodbye, Dusti

Dusti, named Cinderella by the rescue group who found her in a litter of kittens in an alley in D.C., turned 15 years old on May 5. The photo, which I call "Dusti Greets the December sunrise," was taken when she was quite young.

Today, the vet found a tumor in Dusti's left kidney.  This mass (not present two weeks ago), in combination with my beloved Dusti's recent dramatic weight loss (over 2.5 pounds since March to the point of emaciation) and a decline in general health over this summer, are almost always indicative cancer. 

She is the first pet that we've ever lost to cancer.

Recommended Reading

See The Most Divisive Election in American History by Daniel Greenfield of Sultan Knisch.

Please read the excerpt below the fold:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Is It Time To Return To Reaganomics?

(Hat tip to Western Hero for the above graphic)

Those on the Left become apoplectic whenever anyone lauds Reaganomics. Wikipedia is as good a place as any to start if one doesn't recognize what Reaganomics entailed. The Library of Economics and Liberty also has information, information that is condensed and more reader-friendly.

In any case, consider the Daily Caller video below the fold (with thanks to Mustang for emailing me the link).

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Joe Biden's Brain: Confabulating Joe

(Originally posted here at Always On Watch on October 25, 2011, and am reposting the following in light of Biden's recent gaffes, the gift that keeps on giving, and Obama's recent decision to keep Biden on the November 2012 ticket)

As I've said before, Joe Biden has brain issues, including two brain surgeries for aneurysms in 1988. Just a few months ago, he welcomed Representative Gabrielle Giffords to the Cracked Head Club upon her return to Congress.

Simply put, Joe Biden confabulates. Psychiatric definition of the term:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Rape Jihad In Colorado Springs?

(hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

AP photo and text:

Five men from Iraq that have been arrested for investigation of rape-related charges are seen in undated photos provided by the Colorado Springs Police Department. The are, from the left; Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori, Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed, Yasir Jabbar Jasim, Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, and Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon. The men were arrested after a woman was seriously injured after trying to break up a fight in Colorado Springs. Police say the attack in Colorado Springs was reported Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Authorities said the woman suffered serious internal injuries and was taken to a hospital. Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hassin Ramadon are accused of sexual assault and being an accessory. Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori, and Yasir Jabbar Jasim are accused of being accessories.
From the Miami Herald, dated August 15, 2012:

United Breaks Guitars

By Sam Huntington

Musician Dave Carroll recently had difficulty with United Airlines. United apparently damaged his treasured Taylor guitar ($3500) during a flight. Dave spent over 9 months trying to get United to pay for damages to his custom guitar caused by baggage handlers. During his final exchange with the United Customer Relations Manager, he stated that he was left with no choice other than to create a music video for YouTube exposing their lack of cooperation. The Manager responded, “Good luck with that one, pal.”

So Dave posted his video on YouTube. The video has since received over 12 million hits. United Airlines contacted Dave and attempted settlement in exchange for pulling the video. Dave's response, naturally, was, “Good luck with that one, pal.”

Taylor Guitars sent Dave 2 new custom guitars in appreciation for the product recognition from the video that has led to a sharp increase in orders.

Now enjoy Dave Carroll's creation.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Disney Sued By Hijab-Wearing Muslima

(Two posts today. Please scroll down)

With a hat tip to Tammy Swofford for the story below.


More HERE at Reuters. Note the following:
...Among the [dress code] restrictions, the policy prohibits visible tattoos and fingernails that exceed a quarter of an inch, the lawsuit said.

Boudlal said she was given the choice of working in a back area, away from customers, or wearing a fedora-style hat on top of her head scarf. When Boudlal refused, she was fired...
Read Tammy Swofford's commentary HERE. Excerpt and my brief commentary below the fold.

The Food Police

For whatever reason, Michelle Obama's comment to Gabby Douglas rubbed me the wrong way even if the comment was made in a joking way (from Newsbusters):

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paul Ryan Video: Hiding Spending Doesn't Reduce Spending

In my view, Paul Ryan is an excellent pick for as the 2012 GOP candidate for the Vice Presidency.

The video below was uploaded to YouTube in February 2010 and is worth your time:


Partial summary below the fold (emphases mine):

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Weekend Break From Politics

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

For all you golfers out there, here is a commercial from the 1960's (hat tip to I Love Dino Martin):


I Love Dino Martin also has some related still photos.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Romney in Jerusalem

by Sam Huntington

According to Professor Barry Rubin, Director of Global Research in International Affairs, Mitt Romney’s recent visit to Israel was an unqualified success. Rubin argues that it wasn’t so much what Romney said, as it was the level of his sincerity while saying it.

Did Romney say anything remarkably disparate from Barack Obama’s speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)? Well, no … but Dr. Rubin urges us to consider two important caveats: first, no one in Israel trusts Mr. Obama, no matter what he says. Second, an unspoken rule of etiquette restrains Mr. Romney from engaging in partisan politics beyond America’s coastline. Generally, we do not air our dirty laundry in public —unless you are President Obama addressing the European Union in 2009.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Video: Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood in North America

With thanks to Mike, who emailed me the link to the video below:

Pushed Too Far

(If you must have politics, keep scrolling)

Last Wednesday, I went another round with Verizon.

I am a patient person with a long fuse.  Verizon Wireless, however, burned that fuse down all the way and kept on burning the fuse until I exploded.  The particulars are below the fold.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Quote Of The Day

From Brooke on the post just below this one here at Always On Watch:

I think I might have a concussion from my head hitting the desk.

So, repeating the president's own words is racist?

About Criticizing Obama

Saw this over at Breitbart, citing New York Magazine, and burst into the laugh of the lunatic:
Mitt Romney’s plan of blatantly lying about President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech is clearly drawing blood. But what makes the attack work so well is not so much the lie itself but the broader subtext of it....

The key thing is that Obama is angry, and he’s talking not in his normal voice but in a “black dialect.” This [meaning, criticizing Obama's you-didn't-build-that remark] strikes at the core of Obama’s entire political identity: a soft-spoken, reasonable African-American with a Kansas accent. From the moment he stepped onto the national stage, Obama’s deepest political fear was being seen as a “traditional” black politician, one who was demanding redistribution from white America on behalf of his fellow African-Americans....
I can't take much more of this excrement.

In my view, we are not far away from this: "You MUST be a racist if you don't vote for Barack Hussein Obama."

(Hat tip to Bloviating Zeppelin for the graphic in this post)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Feel-Good Sunday Post

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

HERE at Mr. AOW's web site.

This outing, a landmark one for us, was a last minute decision after his 2:00 A.M. return from the American Legion post, so I posted something for Mr. AOW today.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Weekend Political Humor

In part, a re-post from last year, because I HATE to let a good graphic languish in my archives:

August 4 is also known as Lizzie Borden Day. Quite the eerie coincidence as Obama has been swinging an ax at our economy from his first day in office (Thanks, Stogie for making the graphic below at my suggestion!):

Friday, August 3, 2012

Homeschooler Gabrielle Douglas Wins Olympic Gold In Women's Gymnastics

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Video footage below the fold.

This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch. The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is Mike's America.

Mike's bio sketch is HERE

Excerpt from the bio sketch: Mike has experience in politics and government at every level from the Court House to the White House where he worked for President Reagan.

Listen to the August 3, 2012 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Answer Is ...

Free Enterprise

by Sam Huntington

In keeping with AOW’s policy of posting periodic up-beat posts … even when NOAA tells us the sky is falling, here’s some good news.

o Producing 21% of the world’s manufactured goods, the United States remains the world’s leader in manufacturing. About one in six US jobs within the private sector comes from US manufacturing, about 17 million workers. China comes in second at 15.4%...

o International firms remain interested in building industrial plants in the United States. BMW and Airbus are both opening new facilities in right-to-work states; this means that unions cannot force workers to join unions. It also means that with less money going to corrupt union officials, the less opportunity unions have for corruption and un-American activities.

o US based multi-national corporations employ twenty-two million Americans, which is more than they employ in China, Mexico, and all other nations combined.

o Foreign owned multinational corporations employ 5.8 million Americans. This means that large numbers of jobs are not going overseas —no matter what the left will tell you.

o In-sourced jobs are those brought to the United States by foreign-based companies. These account for nearly five percent of private-sector employment. These companies purchase more than $1.8 trillion in goods and services from local suppliers and small businesses in areas where they operate.

But we still have above 8% unemployment; our country needs to do more. Amazingly, after creating the so-called jobs council, Mr. Obama hasn’t attended one of those meetings for over 8 months, but this does make perfect sense: one cannot campaign for reelection and serve as president at the same time. Nevertheless, there are some things the federal government can do to create a healthy environment supporting free enterprise. I know —this isn’t exactly what Obama promised in 2008 … but stay with us for a few minutes.

Where will we find the world’s most robust economy? According to the Index of Economic Freedom, it is Hong Kong. Its economy is increasing 7% annually. This is good, especially when compared to the United States whose 2012 second quarter growth rate was a dismal 1.5%.

Why is there such a large disparity between Hong Kong and the United States? We’re glad you asked. Hong Kong has a corporate tax rate of 16.5% —compared to 35% in the United States. Hong Kong has a regulatory environment supporting business efficiency; here in America, government regulation is strangling the free-enterprise system. Don’t be angry; Obama did tell us that is what he intended to do. The American government spends more than it produces in revenues. Even as onerous as our tax rate is, the problem isn’t taxes. It is spending, and it is increasing our debt. In 2011, foreign investment in US treasury bonds came to $400 billion. Much of the money raised went to hiring government employees, which leaves us scratching our heads. Government employees detract from, rather than add to the US economy.

If our readers enjoy the sharp spiral into an economic abyss, then we think what you should do is run to your voting precinct in early November and vote to reelect Barack Obama. He does, after all, have a peculiar genius for ruining … er, running a country. Plan B involves moving to Hong Kong where the word “stimulus” originates from free enterprise, and not from the pocketbooks of hardworking taxpayers.