Friday, December 27, 2013

Best News Bloopers of 2013

America is Overthrown, Abandon the System

H/T:  NCRenegade

Who's too Weak to Live With Freedom?

This is for the PC crowd.

H/T:  Maggie's Farm

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Christmas Carol Starring Alastair Sim on FXM

The FXM channel has scheduled a marathon running of, in my opinion, the best version of A Christmas Carol.  The one I'm referring to stars Alastair Sim.  I haven't seen this movie in years, and am happy a cable channel has decided to show it.


A Federal Government Holiday Reminder

H/T:  Muskegon Pundit

Have a Milquetoast Christmas

It's an Obamacare Life

Source:  Weasel Zippers

Monday, December 23, 2013

Thunderstruck Bagpiper

H/T:  Muskegon Pundit

Kids Lip Sync Christmas Song

H/T:  Ray

Pajama Boys True Nature


Obamacares Death Panel


Who Checks and Balances the Federal Judiciary?

When Barack Obama promised to fundamentally change the United States, he wasn’t kidding.  We are currently living the nightmare that is Obamacare, and he has strategically placed activist judges in key districts.  A U.S. District Court judge in Utah, appointed by the Anointed One, made an asinine ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.  Here is an excerpt from

( - Judge Robert J. Shelby, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the U.S. District Court in Utah last year, issued an opinion on Friday declaring that a right to same-sex marriage is "deeply rooted in the nation’s history and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty."

Shelby was confirmed to the federal bench by a voice vote of the Senate on Sept. 21, 2012. There was no debate over his nomination, and no senator objected to his confirmation.
He has now issued an opinion that could fundamentally alter American law and culture.
“The State’s second argument is that the Plaintiffs are really seeking a new right, not access to an existing right,” Shelby wrote in an opinion issued on the afternoon of the Friday before Christmas.
Shelby ruled in this opinion that the state constitutional amendment that 66 percent of Utah voters approved in 2004 restricting marriage in that state to the union of a man and a woman violated the U.S. Constitution.

Homosexual marriage is deeply rooted in the nation’s history?  What history books has this guy been reading?  Wow!

Of course, the vehicle that all activist judges use to circumvent the legislative process and the Constitution is the 14th Amendment.  The federal judiciary has completely bastardized the 14th.  They have used it as a weapon to impose their will upon the citizens of this country.  Four out of the five clauses in this post-Civil War amendment was designed to punish and disenfranchise Southerners.  The equal protection clause was meant to ensure ex-slaves and their progeny were granted equal protection under individual state laws.  But of course, through the decades, this punitive amendment has been shaped by unelected and unaccountable judges to mean anything they want.
 The Anti-Federalist was right when it came to the judiciary.  They predicted that this branch of government would become the most destructive of the three.  The pseudonymous writer, Brutus, predicted the following:
 Perhaps nothing could have been better conceived to facilitate the abolition of the state governments than the constitution of the judicial. They will be able to extend the limits of the general government gradually, and by insensible degrees, and to accomodate themselves to the temper of the people. Their decisions on the meaning of the constitution will commonly take place in cases which arise between individuals, with which the public will not be generally acquainted; one adjudication will form a precedent to the next, and this to a following one. These cases will immediately affect individuals only; so that a series of determinations will probably take place before even the people will be informed of them. In the mean time all the art and address of those who wish for the change will be employed to make converts to their opinion. The people will be told, that their state officers, and state legislatures are a burden and expence without affording any solid advantage, for that all the laws passed by them, might be equally well made by the general legislature. If to those who will be interested in the change, be added, those who will be under their influence, and such who will submit to almost any change of government, which they can be persuaded to believe will ease them of taxes, it is easy to see, the party who will favor the abolition of the state governments would be far from being inconsiderable. — In this situation, the general legislature, might pass one law after another, extending the general and abridging the state jurisdictions, and to sanction their proceedings would have a course of decisions of the judicial to whom the constitution has committed the power of explaining the constitution. — If the states remonstrated, the constitutional mode of deciding upon the validity of the law, is with the supreme court, and neither people, nor state legislatures, nor the general legislature can remove them or reverse their decrees.

Had the construction of the constitution been left with the legislature, they would have explained it at their peril; if they exceed their powers, or sought to find, in the spirit of the constitution, more than was expressed in the letter, the people from whom they derived their power could remove them, and do themselves right; and indeed I can see no other remedy that the people can have against their rulers for encroachments of this nature. A constitution is a compact of a people with their rulers; if the rulers break the compact, the people have a right and ought to remove them and do themselves justice; but in order to enable them to do this with the greater facility, those whom the people chuse at stated periods, should have the power in the last resort to determine the sense of the compact; if they determine contrary to the understanding of the people, an appeal will lie to the people at the period when the rulers are to be elected, and they will have it in their power to remedy the evil; but when this power is lodged in the hands of men independent of the people, and of their representatives, and who are not, constitutionally, accountable for their opinions, no way is left to controul them but with a high hand and an outstretched arm.

I ask, who checks and balances the federal judiciary.  As stated by Brutus: No one.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Progressives Conspire to Co-Opt Jesus Christ

The suspension of Duck Dynasty’s patriarch, Phil Robertson, is another salvo against traditional America and Christian orthodoxy.  For decades, progressives have bastardized our founding, the first amendment, laws and language as means to secularize the country.  Devout Christians are to be shamed and shunned.  And if that doesn’t work, the progressives will co-opt the religion itself.

There is a movement to redefine Christianity.  Those who live questionable lifestyles want nothing more than to be accepted by traditional America.  They need to manufacture a doctrine that is permissive and tolerant.  And the best way to accomplish this is by remaking Jesus Christ.  Here is an excerpt from a report entitled:  Redefining Christ and Christianity:

This questioning for the most radical progressives has resulted in a complete re-orientation of the traditional Christian discourse (Hall, 2011). The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the Son of God for the salvation of mankind would be a key doctrine to the vast majority of Christians. Yet progressive Christianity seeks to rid itself of any kind of soteriology and the related concepts of the Original Sin, guilt, judgement and inherent worthlessness of humans. They see these ideas as extremely negative, destructive and oppressive in the sense that they lead people to needlessly despise themselves sometimes leading to self-flagellation; one leader even felt that the promotion of such an ideology was the worst injustice committed by Christianity. Not content with the rejection of Christian soteriology, progressive leaders also seek to jettison traditional Christian eschatology; progressive leaders reject the view of heaven and hell as existing separately from and beyond this life. If they believe in such concepts it is in a very abstract way, more as states of mind which can be achieved in this life by anybody (see Sanguin, 2011; Plumer, 2011b; Lawton, 2011) so that ‘heaven’ can be found in this world by a variety of methods (see the section below on progressive spirituality).

Progressive theology goes even further in its rejection of orthodox Christian doctrine to the redefinition of both God and Jesus. In the same way that they cease to view heaven and hell as existing outside the universe, many progressives reject any theistic model of God preferring to see him as part of the universe thereby allowing us to touch the divine in this life. God is no longer the big man in the sky who controls the world, makes demands of us and can be petitioned. Prayer is now seen more as a therapeutic activity, a way finding the inner strength to solve our problems for ourselves. That God is the universe or the universe is part of God means that each of us is also in some small way sacred or even divine; we are all sons (or daughters) of God, which reinforces the emphasis on the inherent worth of human beings. The actual word ‘God’ has become an issue for progressives because of its theistic connotations and so there is no agreed label for this new concept which may reflect a wider confusion over what ‘God’ actually is to post-theistic Christians.

This movement is slowing making its way into mainstream America.  The militant LGBT community is their foot soldiers.  Political correctness is their weapon of choice.  And Duck Dynasty is just one of many casualties.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Duck Dynasty Gets More Support Than Obamacare

America Hates "Pajama Boy"

H/T:  I Own the World

Obamacare Ad Promotes Vice and Ignorance

If you thought the federal government has a vested interest in the populace submersing itself in vice and ignorance, the above video just confirmed your suspicions.  And the taxpayers paid for this filth. 

Samuel Adams, the father of the American Revolution, stated the following:

Is it not High Time for the People of this Country explicitly to declare, whether they will be Freemen or Slaves?  It is an important Question which ought to be decided.  It concerns us more than any Thing in this Life.  The Salvation of our Souls is interested in the Event:  For wherever Tyranny is establish’d, Immorality of every Kind comes in like a Torrent.  It is in the interest of Tyrants to reduce the people to Ignorance and Vice.  For they cannot subsist separately; and therefore they rise and fall together.  For this Reason, it is always observable, that those who are combined to destroy the People’s Liberties, practice every Art to poison their Morals.  How greatly then does it concern us, at all Events, to put a Stop to the Progress of Tyranny.

And that is the truth.

The End of the Beginning

Please Be Careful This Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my family & friends about drinking and driving.  As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" or out with friends.

Well, three days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails, followed by some rather nice red wine.  Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be over the limit.  That's when I did something that I've never done before ...  I took a cab home! 

 Sure enough on the way home there was a police road block, but since it was a cab they waved it past.  I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real relief and surprise because I had never driven a cab before. I don't even know where I got it and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it!!!

H/T:  Ray via email

MSNBC: Pajama Boy an Insufferable Man-Child

You know it's bad when MSNBC criticizes an Obamacare ad.

Homeland Security Caught Smuggling Illegal Aliens into America

I have said on many occasions that agents in the Obama administration have contempt for Americans and the idea of citizenship.  These people are deeply embedded and are actively working to subvert our immigration laws.  Here is a story in the Washington Times reaffirming those suspicions:

A federal judge in Texas late last week accused the Obama administration of aiding drug cartels, saying that instead of enforcing immigration laws, agents knowingly helped smuggle an illegal immigrant girl into the U.S. to live with her mother, also an illegal immigrant, in Virginia.

In a 10-page order, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the case was the fourth such case he’s seen over the last month, and in each instance Customs and Border Protection agents have helped to locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents

The judge said in each case, the taxpayers footed the bill for flights — including flights to multiple locations in different parts of the U.S. that it took to find one of the children’s parents.

“The DHS is rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws. More troubling, the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children,” the judge said, adding that some of the children have been made to swim the Rio Grande River or traverse remote areas as part of the smuggling.

And there is nothing we can do about it.

The 12 Days of Federal Government Spending

H/T:  Weasel Zippers

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Federal Government's 2013 Wastrel Christmas Present

Income Inequality: Is the Governments War on Poverty to Blame

Progressives Are Trying to Redefine Christianity

I started watching Duck Dynasty a couple of months ago.  Fans of the show know the Robertson family is devoutly Christian.  It should have been no surprise that the patriarch would publicly speak out against homosexuality and other forms of aberrant behavior.  So, one must ask why would a cable network like A&E produce and air a show that is antagonistic to the LGBT community that they proudly support.  Eventually, there was going to be a conflict.   Phil Robertson discussed his problems with the network in the following video:

Anyone who pays attention knows that Christianity is under attack and has been for decades.  What is even more disturbing is the attempt to redefine Christianity itself.  F.A. Hayek wrote about the insidious actions of progressives redefining the language.  He warned that they would succeed in bastardizing the word liberal, and they have.  Now, they are trying to redefine Christianity. 

Notice that the homosexual activist in the above video stated that his view of Christianity is only about tolerance; that the teachings of Jesus Christ are just about treating your neighbor as you want to be treated.  We are beginning to witness an implication that morality and vice are just an abstraction that has no credence.  Their new version of the Christian religion must embrace homosexuality or be banned from the public square.  What we are witnessing is the beginning of the redefinition of Christianity. 

The Media Has to Answer for Benghazi

H/T:  Ray

Obama's Vision of Manhood in America

So, this is what passes for manhood in Obama's America.  I haven't wore a one piece pajama since I was five years old.  And I don't believe I've ever held a coffee cup like that either.

Oh, and let's not forget Mr. Silence of the Lambs.

And we wonder why no one fears or respects this country any more.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Like Your Senator Ad

They need to run an ad like this in North Carolina.  Can anyone say Senator Kay Hagan?

Medicaid Expansion Leads to Single-Payer System

A legion of commentators has speculated on the true intent of Obamacare.  Many believe the end game is a single-payer system.  That is why states like North Carolina are being browbeaten by the Obama administration, progressive organizations and media outlets into expanding Medicaid.  The John Locke Foundation has postulated the following:  

While the current Obamacare debate has focused on the fate of the insurance exchanges, the bill was always primarily about expanding Medicaid. Most of the people forecast to obtain coverage under Obamacare were to do so as new Medicaid recipients, not enrollees of private plans. 

Moreover, the flaws in the insurance exchanges reflect not an accident but instead a heartfelt belief by the law’s framers that true health insurance — a financial product to protect households against unforeseen major medical expenses — needs to go away. They were willing to use federal power to attempt to turn private insurers into regulated utilities. But most of them assumed the effort would fail in the long run, leaving no alternative but to expand Medicare and Medicaid into a de facto single-payer system. 

In that one prediction, at least, the framers of Obamacare are likely to be correct. If current trends continue, a combination of adverse selection and moral hazard will render the private exchange plans unsustainable without massive and unpopular government bailouts. If taxpayers are going to be forced to plow more money into the financing system of health care, the argument will go, why not just cut out the middleman and fund the expansion of Medicare (by lowering the eligibility age) and Medicaid (by raising the income-eligibility cap)?

Hospital executives and other providers may not fully appreciate where this is going — although some may have concluded that they might as well be in on it rather than have no seat at the table. For Obamacare’s most-passionate advocates, however, there is simply no doubt about their ultimate goal. If you agree with that goal, so be it. If you don’t agree with that goal, you need to recognize that browbeating North Carolina and other states into expanding Medicaid is intended to hasten its realization.

The Democrats have never been forthright with their intent.  They have lied to the American people time after time.  Any reasonable person should conclude that a single-payer system is the endgame, and they will implement it by any means necessary. 

A Conservative Christmas Wish

H/T:  I Own the World


Barbara Walters Bemoans the Messiah's Failures

Barbara WaWa just reaffirmed what we have been saying since the beginning of the Anointed Ones administration.  The media and all of Obama's followers thought him the messiah.

A Charlotte Observer Wastrel Christmas

Every year, the Charlotte Observer publishes Christmas cartoons depicting the GOP and republican politicians as Scrooge, the Grinch, or some other loathsome seasonal characterization.  It never fails.  The two above are just the beginning of this holiday season.

 I would like to ascribe a cartoon that more accurately portrays the editorial board and their cartoonist. 

Have a Merry Christmas all you wastrels at the Charlotte Observer.  And without a doubt, the word “Christmas” is offense to the Marxist that infest that libtard paper.

The Washington D.C. Menace

The assault on liberty, property, prosperity and conscience from a centralized government is a very real threat.  The premise of a limited government as defined in our Constitution has been trash canned.  The States have been turned into vassalages and citizenship is mocked and spurned.

Washington D.C. has become a menace.  Unelected bureaucrats are running roughshod over our rights, while federal judges affirm their power grab.  All three branches of government have colluded to enslave the American people.  The next step is President Obama exercising dictatorial powers by issuing executive orders.   We have progressive politicians demanding he do so, especially when it comes to granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

But the president has found other ways to circumvent the legislative process.  He is appointing activist in the federal bureaucracies to spearhead his progressive agenda.  One such example is his stacking Homeland Security with open borders attorneys that will openly work against immigration laws.  What we have is a rot from within. And this is only one example.

There is hope.  The American people are beginning to wake up.  A recent Gallop Poll has shown that 72% of those participating believe the federal government is a threat.  Once we recognize the problem, we can begin to address it.  And one of the ways to defang this monster is to abolish their army of bureaucrats.  We must repeal the law that unleashed this unholy authoritarian hell.  We must repeal the Administrative Procedures Act of 1946.