Monday, April 30, 2012

He is the champion fundraiser of all time!

This surely cannot qualify as news: Obama has already held more reelection fundraisers than all five presidents COMBINED who preceded him in office! He has held 124. Do you know how many Reagan held in 1984? Zero! Read the rest of the numbers here:

You've got them outnumbered. Time for freedom in China!

I'm confused. This man, who has been blind since childhood, was being held "extra-legally" in his own house since October, 2010. He is a well known human rights activist who was opposed to abortions in China. Now he is under U.S. protection, according to the usually unreliable people at NBC News. Why? Obama is going to protect someone who is against abortion? I don't think so! I am sure Hillary will give him back to the Chinese when she goes to China this week. Oh, wait a minute. I get it; he's a lawyer! Even though he has exposed China's program of forced abortions and sterilizations, he is a lawyer, Hillary says! We need as many lawyers in the world as possible! Don't mess with lawyers!

No, that's not it? It's not that there is something wrong with abortion; it's that the Chinese people have no CHOICE! As long as people are free to CHOOSE abortion, then it is okay.

What does this tell you about communism? They are freaking out over a blind man escaping their custody! Supposedly, the people who helped him escape and travel to the U.S. Embassy are now being "detained." They can't even contain a blind man from seeking freedom. C'mon Chinese people, this is your time to toss the Commies out on their ears.

Check out the pollution as these Chinese go to work this morning. Must not be using green energy.
Update: Hillary's State Department gave him back already! That was fast!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Do you live in harmony with other people?

Can you improve your character, and make yourself more likeable without identifying your bad habits and replacing them with good ones? This blogger says no, you cannot. "Conversation is an exchange, like an exchange of gifts. It is not a dramatic performance."
Read more here:

Has the "vain and empty dream" slipped away?

That's a lot of new babies!

While surfing over at American Digest I found these two graphs that show birthrates in China and India. Both result in 200 babies every five minutes, though India's is even higher that China's rate.

No fire escapes

Gerard Vanderleun has written a beautiful post on abortion.
"If I knew them, would I miss them, would I mourn them? The question is absurd. With abortion, you never get to know what you are missing. That's part of the deal.
And that, leaving aside all our abstract notions and the tidy ideas about consciousness and otherness, is the private hell everyone involved in an abortion enters. Its not a hell you're in and then walk out of, but a hell you carry with you forever. There are no fire escapes."
Read the whole thing here:

The HISCA chart for Slanted Race-Baiting News Coverage

The Peoples Cube has prepared a helpful chart to aid the media in deciding how to slant the news when a Hispanic is the subject: Gerard Vanderleun calls it a HISCA chart here:

Do you feed your dog banana peanut barker frozen yogurt?

Vincent Carroll weighs in on the controversy around Mitt Romney and his dog. He points out that times have really changed, and I think he is right. Not only do people coddle their dogs and cats to unprecedented degrees now-a-days, but you would not believe how much money people spend on feeding birds. I grew up thinking birds were wild and could find their own food. Well, anyway, here is the link to Carroll's piece:

Illegal, but they suffer in silence. Where are the feminists?

Reports of over 100,000 cases of female genital mutilation in Britain are exposed in this article in the Daily Mail. The cult of multiculturalism. Jihad against girls.
"It is believed to be proof of a girl's 'purity' for when she marries, but victims often suffer in silence and are rarely given anaesthetic."


This smiley-face would-be-bomber was captured by the F.B.I. in Chicago, after he plotted to blow people up at Wrigley Field by leaving a back pack that he thought contained an explosive device in a trash bin. His name is Sami Samir Hassoun. The device had been provided to him by undercover F.B.I. operatives.,0,4247807.story
Via Atlas Shrugs


Pamela Geller shows us where the opposition to fracking is really coming from: Putin! She links to an article by Jack Wheeler of To the Point News, and then minces no words about Obama being Putin's "pathetic puppy:"

Always look on the bright side of life

Jeffro at The Poor Farm links to a video showing an EPA bureaucrat duplicating Roman tactics (crucifixions) to scare industries into compliance.
Jeffro has a video of his own (Monty Python) and a cartoon by Chip Bok here:

He said no.

This story from China makes me very uncomfortable. Go here to find out why:

How would you react?

If you saw this sign at the beginning of the belt leading to your cashier, how would you react? The sign was put up by the store manager of a grocery store in Rochester, New York after a Muslim cashier complained that she was uncomfortable ringing up these products.

Let's help her fulfill this fantasy!

"It is hard to sneak around and do what you want," Michelle Obama said today. "I have done it a couple of times. But you know one fantasy I have, and the Secret Service they keep looking at me because they think I might actually do it, is to walk right out the front door and just keep walking."

Bach for Cello

I dedicate this post to my son Greg, who loves his viola and also loves to spin around on the floor, as seen at the end of this video.

Where there is a real war on women (You won't hear about it from the feminists)

"One can only hope that during this hectic election season, the editors and producers pushing the phony war on women in America come to their senses and do some reporting on the very real war on women in Turkey, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and the countries affected by the Arab Spring."

“Families of disgraced girls are choosing between sacrificing a son to a life in prison by designating him to kill his sister or forcing their daughters to kill themselves,” said Yilmaz Akinci, who works for a rural development group in the region. “Rather than losing two children, most opt for the latter option.”

Read more here:
Update: More on Turkey here (They average one honor killing per day):

A pathway

Want an inspiring story? Read Lindsay H. Jones' piece in today's Denver Post about the Denver Broncos first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Derek Wolfe is a guy who didn't sell himself short:


Newt Gingrich is being pilloried because he ran for president despite not being financially prepared. But, he had ideas. One of his ideas is that America should not abandon the space race. Romney and Santorum both ridiculed him in Florida when he presented those ideas, which were mainly based on encouraging private funding. However, here is one blogger who says Gingrich was right:

Grope and Change

Mark Steyn has some questions about the men who protect our president. I think he has covered all the angles:

One accomplishment

Smitty at The Other McCain makes the point that since it is his ONLY accomplishment, Obama should keep reminding us about his administration's successful capture of Osama Bin Laden. By doing so, according to Smitty's theory, it will bring into stark contrast the absence of any other accomplishment of the Obama administration.

Questions about politics

Can anyone explain to me why such an overwhelming percentage of African Americans vote Democrat? The Republican Party was founded on ending slavery. Remember Abraham Lincoln? In my lifetime Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to Arkansas to escort nine African American students to and from school every day. Each time civil rights legislation was presented, the percentage of Republicans who voted for it was always greater than the percentage of Democrats. More schools were desegregated during the presidency of Richard Nixon than in any other presidential term in history.

Do Republicans have to learn how to play to the mob? How to pretend to be extending their hand out to the little guy while taking campaign cash from the crony capitalists and union thugs? How to use Saul Alinsky tactics to pit Americans against each other on the basis of which victim groups can deliver the most votes in November?

Easier said than done!

This is a big weekend for people who enjoy professional sports. It started with the NFL draft. Here in Colorado, thanks to second-year Broncos executive John Elway, we already got our superstar quarterback, a future Hall of Famer and brother of this year's Super Bowl champion quarterback Eli Manning. Elway and his draft team did not add any more sure-fire superstars, but hopefully they brought in the kind of guys who will "leave it all on the field."

Today begins the NBA playoffs for the Denver Nuggets. They have the dubious honor of playing a best-of-seven series against the championship-tested L.A. Lakers. The Nuggets do not have any superstars. The Lakers have Kobe Bryant, who may be the best player in professional basketball, and who has a history of raising his game to new levels in the playoffs. As if that were not enough, they also have Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The Nuggets, however, sometimes really play the game like it should be played, with unselfish hustle at both ends of the court. The problem is that they get careless at times with dangerous passes that don't hit their mark.

Kobe Bryant has already set the bar higher for his teammates by sitting out the last game of the regular season to rest up for the playoffs. He did this despite the fact that he had an opportunity to win the league's scoring title. Instead, Kevin Durant of the Okalhoma City Thunder won it for the third year in a row. Bryant's teammates will surely get his message: it is a team game, and it's all about winning in the playoffs.

The Lakers are always contenders for the NBA championship. They know how to do this. However, until game seven, they will be without some guy named World Peace, who is another experienced, very physical player. The reason he is out until the seventh game is that he has a long history of taking his physicality a bit too far, and is being punished for that by the league. So, my advice to the Nuggets is to win it in six or less games, which will be a lot easier said than done!

 Update: Game one is not even close: Lakers 103 Nuggets 88.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"If he isn't going to act presidential, he should not be President!"

Here is a link to a story that gives us some idea how nasty the Obama people are getting. They are trying to intimidate Romney donors. Read the whole thing here:

Friday, April 27, 2012

The University of Colorado is a busy place!

The University of Colorado has been in the news for three weeks running. First there was the fizzled out protest to legalize pot, then Obama came to tout his plan to ease student loan paybacks, now this bear falls out of a tree after being tranquilized near a residence hall.


Who knew? Ann Coulter's book Demonic is a history book! In it she makes the case that liberals like mobs. She goes into great detail about the French Revolution, which she compares unfavorably to the American Revolution. She writes about the despicable Weathermen terrorists Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn, early advisors to Barack Obama. She criticizes Martin Luther King for being willing to sacrifice young people to Democrat Bull Connor's dogs to keep King's non-violent movement going, even though civil rights had already been achieved through legislation supported by Republicans and opposed by Democrats.

Ann Coulter was an early and steadfast supporter of Mitt Romney. Wouldn't it be fun to see him reward her by appointing her to head the Justice Department or be the White House Press Secretary?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The next ethanol disaster

Ethanol has had disastrous effects on our economy. So what is being planned by Obama and his crony capitalists who benefit from the ten percent blend of ethanol? They are planning to increase the blend to 15%! Here is what one blogger has to say about that:
"Ethanol collects water, which can cause engine stalls. It corrodes plastic, rubber and soft metal parts. Pre-2001 car engines, parts and systems may not be able to handle E15, which could also increase emissions and adversely affect engine, fuel pump and sensor durability. Older cars and motorcycles mistakenly (or for price or convenience) fueled with E15 could conk out on congested highways or in the middle of nowhere; boat engines could die miles from land or in the face of a thunderstorm; and snowmobiles could sputter to a stop in a frigid wilderness.

Homeowners and yard care professionals have voiced concerns that E15’s corrosive qualities could damage their gasoline-powered equipment. Because it burns hotter than gasoline, high ethanol gasoline engines could burn users or cause lawnmowers, chainsaws, trimmers, blowers and other outdoor power equipment to start inadvertently or catch fire, they worry. 

As several trade associations have noted in a lawsuit, the Clean Air Act says EPA may grant a waiver for a new fuel additive or fuel blend only if it has demonstrated that the new fuel will not damage the emissions control devices of “any” engine in the existing inventory.

E15 has not yet met this requirement. EPA should not have moved forward on E15 and should not have ignored studies that indicate serious potential problems with this high-ethanol fuel blend.
Largely because of corn-based ethanol, U.S. corn prices shot up from an annual average of $1.96 per bushel in 2005 to $6.01 in 2011. This year we will make ethanol from 5 billion bushels of corn grown on an area the size of Iowa. E15 fuels will worsen the problem, especially if corn crops fall below expectations. 

Ethanol mandates mean more revenues and profits for corn growers and ethanol makers. However, skyrocketing corn prices mean beef, pork, poultry, egg, and fish producers pay more for corn-based feed; grocery manufacturers pay more for corn, meat, fish and corn syrup; and families see prices soar for almost everything on their dinner table.

Top Ten Positive Climate Changes

Recently there was something called Earth Day. Here is a blog that believes many positive developments are taking place on Earth. His top ten:
10) The growing season across the Northern Hemisphere is expanding;
9) Precipitation has increased across the mid-to-high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere (where most of the world’s crops are grown);
8 ) Higher CO2 levels are leading to more productive plants, including crops such as corn, wheat, and rice …
7) … and contributing to an increasing global output of food products;
6) The combination of the above is leading to a true “greening” of the environment;
5) Global tropical cyclone activity has been declining over the past 20 years and is now near its 40-yr low;
4) The rate of sea level rise has slowed during the past decade;
3) The rate of global temperature rise has remained moderate and likely below the central value of climate model projections for the past 30 years;
2) Evidence continues to mount against high climate sensitivity values.
And, the NUMBER 1 positive climate development for Earth Day 2012,
1) Together, these beneficial trends, along with enhancement of our energy and other technologies, has the net result of increasing public health and welfare. For example across the globe, the life expectancy at birth is the longest it has ever been, and continues to climb upwards.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

He has slipped a bit in the polls

CBS and the New York Times have done a new poll that reveals that John Edwards is not as popular as he used to be. What would we do without the obsolete media?

GSA Recruiting Center

President Obama was in Boulder, Colorado yesterday. Someone put this hot tub out on the street as a means to recruit new employees for his General Services Administration. The GSA, you will remember, was in the news a while back for partying a bit excessively in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A modern day John the Baptist

T.L. Davis wonders how long it will be "before we find ourselves the safest of all people, those restrained from themselves, locked away in a padded room and fed sterile food and filtered water."
Read more here:

Alabama man in critical condition after beating

Justice for Trayvon?

Never one to miss out on a good thing!

Double standard

Ted Nugent gets a visit from the Secret Service, after expressing himself on what would happen if Obama gets reelected. Zo does a good job pointing out the hypocritical differences when the extremists on the left express themselves about Republican Presidents and Vice Presidents.

Click on these graphs so you will not be among the ignorant


How to avoid sexual harassment lawsuits

New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady is featured in this Saturday Night Live parody of sexual harassment.

Relax with this NASA video

 This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song "Walking in the Air," by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays.


Obama eats dog!

And, there is this:
"Much has been made of Romney's carriage of his dog in a cage strapped to his car roof. Much more has been made of Obama's confession in one or the other of his ghost-written roman à clefs that he had partaken of dog meat as a youngster. And the latter has been far more amusing than the former.

This is a singular problem with Obama and his crew. As craven thugs, they don't even bother to perform the most elemental of diligences before shooting gangsta-sideways at the passing vehicle we know as the Republican candidacy. Back in the day the fat, besodden liberal drunkards of Ye Olde Presse loved to call Nixon's administration The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. Well, at least they weren't shooting themselves in the foot every other day. Twice a day, now that it's a leap year.

Obama's posse, and the molls of the press that linger in the back seat, always rimjobbable, are so freaking stupid they cannot see the ricochets. Romney abuses dogs? Obama EATS THEM! Really, has no one on the President's campaign committeee even read his beloved reminescences?

Everything about this administration has been an abject failure. Especially the failure of the Undead Media to hold this peckerwood's feet to the fire. They don't get it: a few trips to the woodshed would have given this fellow something to think about. They might of had a contenda. Instead of a failure. Which is what he is, and will forever be. They didn't discipline their boy, thus he misbehaves. I'm not the first person to opine that the press has done this self-absorbed prick no favor by covering for him."
There is much more here:

That would grab your attention!

Read more here:

Listening in

ESPN is reporting that the New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis, who is already suspended for eight games next season, wiretapped opposing teams offensive and defensive coaches' audio communications during games in three NFL seasons.
Read more here:

Not a good place to be a comedian

Who knew? Egypt has comedians! One is going to jail, and he will soon be joined by another, who posted these pictures of Mickey and Minnie in Muslim attire.

Get the word out!

Read more here:

Not honest enough to hurt your case!


Perpetuating the cycle of human misery

What is your parenting style? Permissive? Overly protective? Somewhere in between? Doesn't matter. This study shows that every style of parenting results in profoundly unhappy adults. "Despite great variance in parenting styles across populations, the end product is always the same: a profoundly flawed and joyless human being." The study did find, however, that adults often achieve temporary happiness when they have children of their own to perpetuate the cycle of human misery.,26452/

Do I have to be hypnotized to get to the right?

This doctor has found that it is possible to activate the right brain through hypnosis, linking it with higher consciousness and simultaneously neutralizing the left brain. He is convinced that the main thing isn’t the synchronicity between the halves of the brain, but the connection between the right half and one’s "higher consciousness."

How the light gets in

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
–Leonard Cohen, from “Anthem”

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Did you show your i.d. today when you bought your booze? Your cough medicine? Your cigarettes??

Of all the absurdities being pushed by the Democrat mobs, protecting voter fraud must surely be at the top of the list. Vincent Carroll writes today about Voter ID and its Hysterical Critics:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

It is so simple, yet seemingly so rare: show your employees that you appreciate them!

All because he felt unappreciated, a lawyer in Mexico who handled bribes for a major American corporation, has blown the whistle. This will result in bad publicity for the corporation, protracted trials resulting from criminal charges, and likely prison terms for top executives. The New York Times has done an in-depth investigation here:

Friday, April 20, 2012

"They" won!

Every year on 4/20 there is a marijuana smoke-in on the campus of The University of Colorado in Boulder. Last year there were 10,000 smokers participating. This year campus officials stationed police at every entrance to the campus, requiring student i.d. from every person walking on the campus. Not only that, but they also applied a particularly odorous fish fertilizer on the area where past smoke-ins had taken place. As a result, this year the crowd numbered only "several hundred," according to a Boulder Camera story. Nevertheless, many defiantly lit up at 4:20 p.m.

President Obama is scheduled to speak on the campus next Tuesday. I hope this November i.d.s will be required to vote in the election he is campaigning for, but don't expect that to happen in liberal Boulder, and certainly not in Denver, where the ACORN types (by whatever name they are now calling themselves) flourish.
Here is the link to the Boulder Camera story, which includes a video of the goings-on:

The Onion also weighed in on the story, with one fictitious observer noting "This is what's wrong with today's college students. In my day, we burned down the dean's home and he learned not to mess with our drugs.",27993/"They won

"May the odds ever be with you!"

Yes, my three youngest talked me into seeing Hunger Games with them today. Since we live 35 miles from the nearest theater, I decided to engage them in a discussion of the film on the way home. Ten-year-old Greg, who sees things very literally, vehemently objected when I said I thought there was a lot of satire in the film.  The people in the Capital were thoroughly entertained by the powerful people's idea of fun: sacrificing talented young people. My favorite character was the t.v. interviewer played by Stanley Tucci. He was deliciously trite and shallow, and his hair alone should get him an Academy Award nomination. Other than upsetting Greg because I laughed at inappropriate times during the movie, it was a fun time and a good movie. I only had to put my hands over Sarah's eyes about ten times.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What the feminist movement needed: someone with balls!

The Onion usually makes fun of traditional American values; thus, it usually attacks positions held dear by conservatives. Nevertheless, I never fail to pick up a copy when I am walking by a news stand in downtown Denver, because I like to laugh, and I love satire.

Yesterday I picked one up when I was downtown shooting pool and going to an NBA game with my sons.  I found this headline on the front page: Man Finally Put In Charge of Struggling Feminist Movement. The article made fun of both men and women, thus qualifying in my mind as a good piece of satire.  A fictional man named Peter "Buck" McGowan brought his "ambition, experience, and no-nonsense attitude to his new role as the nation's top feminist."

"All the feminist movement needed to do was bring on someone who had the balls to do something about this glass ceiling business," said McGowan. After following McGowan to the golf course and other scenes where he wheels and deals, the article concludes with some speculation about McGowan's future. "McGowan has vehemently denied rumors that he will leave the feminist movement to head up the struggle for gay rights." "The wife would kill me if I took on any more hours. I'm sure those fellows know how that goes."

Personally, I prefer the humor of my conservative blogging buddies, but I will still read The Onion. My favorite article in this week's The Onion was the advice column. A woman advises her male friend that he should not get serious about her, because it would ruin their "friendship," in which she asks him to do things, and he does them. Here are the last two paragraphs:

"Anyway, you would totally hate me as your girlfriend. I'd be all needy and dramatic and slowly growing to love you. If I was your girlfriend, I would never be able to tell you all about the other asshole guys I date and pretend I don't see how much it crushes you. Let's never lose that. That's what makes us us."

"Don't worry, you're so funny and smart and amazing, any girl but me would be lucky to date you. You'll find someone, I know it. And when you do, I'll be right by your side to suddenly become all flirty and affectionate with you in front of her, until she grows jealous and won't believe it when you say we're just friends. But when she dumps you, that's just what we'll be. Best friends. Friends forever." 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It may not be a good idea to text while walking

How the U.S. labor market is becoming like Europe's

The coming "Taxmageddon"

James Pethokoukis writes: "If you combine all the other tax increases from 1980-1993, they add up to 3.3% of GDP, according to the brilliant budget team at Strategas Research. The coming “taxmageddon” of 2013 surpasses all those tax hikes combined! How could the Obama White House even toy with the idea, which it has, of letting them happen?"
 Click on the graph to see it better.