Your Marxist Moron of the Day David Cook

H/T The Other McCain

Who is David Cook you might ask. He is another fool embracing Marxism, despite its utter failure to result in anything positive in its’ pathetic history.

It’s right there on the list. Just before food and clothing. Right after the section on people being able to vote and participate in government.

“Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.”

It’s Article 23 on the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The 30-article document was written after the horrors of World War II (one of its primary authors was Eleanor Roosevelt) and expresses an exalted vision of what’s possible for humans here on earth.

It lists the fundamental rights we should have — any and all of us — simply by virtue of being alive.

Some things you have to earn: a ski trip to the Alps, a second home, a third set of golf clubs. Yet other things are as attached to us as our own skin. Just by being born, we have the right to worship freely or own property or have a family.

We have the right to be free from unwarranted arrest or torture or slavery.

And the right to form a union.

Yep, there you go, unions are now a natural right, what do you want to bet Cook also would list health care as a”right”. We can see, from his past columns, he hates true natural rights, like self-defense Reading over his columns, I do not think Cook is a bad guy, some of his stuff I agree with but he is misguided on what “rights” really are, but what else can we expect from a guy with a degree in Peace and Justice Studies?

 

Kevin Sorbo is one actor not fooled by Obama

WOW! Sorbo lets it be known how he feels on his Facebook page

America has had some great presidents, many mediocre ones and a few bad ones. But we’ve never had one like Barack Obama. He’s the first who thinks the job is beneath him. He’s the first who turns political give-and-take into a crisis by refusing to negotiate with Congress. He’s the first who thinks the way to more power is to inflict pain on ordinary people. The move to barricade the World War II memorial reveals the mentality of a tin-pot dictator. The limited government shutdown did not need to affect the memorial because it is open 24 hours, without gates and often without guards. But to turn public opinion in his favor, Obama’s goons trucked in barricades to keep out World War II vets and other visitors. By one estimate, the barricades and workers cost $100,000. The same punish-the-people attitude led to shutdowns of other parks and historic sites that get no federal funding. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” a Park Service ranger told The Washington Times. The ranger cited the order to close the parking lot at George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon so visitors couldn’t use it. The cheap trick captured the contrast between a revered president and the current one. I’ve been saying for a while that there is no bottom to Obama. He’s not just ruthless. He’s without scruples and honor. Now the shutdown has ended, it will bring only a temporary respite from the crisis atmosphere in Washington. When it comes to his countrymen, Obama always chooses conflict over cooperation. Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter can rest easy. We have a new worst president.

By George Will…..

 

Obama playing games with government shut down

The Lonely Conservative has it right

Petty President Obama and his administration are shutting down anything and everything they can think of to make the government slimdown as visible and painful as possible to the public.

Americans who are traveling overseas and want to visit the cemeteries at Normandy will be turned away. They really have it in for WWII veterans.

But that’s not all. A Philadelphia tavern the founding fathers used to frequent, that is owned by the federal government but operated by a private contractor, has been ordered to close its doors. It stayed open during the last shutdown, and had to cancel hundreds of reservations. Why shut down an operation that makes money?

They even tried to close down Mt. Vernon, which is privately owned and has been for 150 years! They put barricades up in the parking lots and at the area where tour buses turn around.

The Philadelphia tavern isn’t the only place that stayed open during the last shutdown. Many memorials and monuments stayed open to the public back then. It appears that closing these attractions may be costing more than it would have to keep them open.

It is not clear how much taxpayer money the Obama administration is paying to ensure that government sites and services remain shuttered to taxpayers. Popular Washington spots such as the World War II memorial are now guarded by more security personnel than they are during normal operations, while federal employees have been dispatched to put up barricades on capital bike paths and other public grounds that are not usually patrolled at all.

Obama’s team has also been caught deliberately punishing World War II veterans trying to visit their own memorial, with one administration official telling a veteran’s supporter, “It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?”

The American people are currently paying for eight mounted cops to keep people out of the World War II memorial. (Read More)

What do we expect? We expect a president that doesn’t act like a spoiled child not getting his way. But that’s what we get with this one. He’s a petty and vindictive little man.

It is all about blaming Republicans, and reaping political gains, and nothing more. Petty indeed!

 

Arrest made in Spokane beating death of WW2 vet

CNN has it

A juvenile has been arrested by Spokane police in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran this week, police said Friday.

The male suspect has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder.

The man — Delbert Belton — was brutally beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, Washington, where he loved to go play pool.

The motive? Police don’t have one. The teens appeared to have picked him at random, authorities say.

A retired aluminum company worker who served in the Pacific, Belton, friends say, took a bullet in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa. He survived that attack.

This attack may or may not be racially motivated. It is a heinous crime that no on deserves, no matter the race of the victim. But the double standard here is that if the races were reversed, CNN would likely be playing that angle up. MSNBS would be holding a Race Baiting marathon, and President Obama would likely be saying that Delbert Benton looked like his Grandfather. I wish no news organization would use ANY crime to further an agenda. But, if they are going to talk about race in violent crime, then dammit be consistent! The fact is, and I will be called a RAAAAACIST for noting this, Black men are 14 times more likely to commit such crimes as White men

The article is a by an African-American professor and mostly it restates the obvious. It’s just that the obvious isn’t much talked about.

So, it’s just fake to pretend that the association of young black men with violence comes out of thin air. Young black men murder 14 times more than young white men. If the kinds of things I just mentioned were regularly done by whites, it’d be trumpeted as justification for being scared to death of them.

It’s not that black communities are in complete denial about these statistics — Stop the Violence events are a staple of high-crime areas. But let’s face it: black America isn’t nearly as indignant about black boys killing one another or whites as about the occasional white cop killing one black boy, even though the former wreaks much more havoc in black communities. There is no coordinated nationwide movement equivalent to the one Martin galvanized. There are no thoughtful films “exploring” black-on-black crime the way Fruitvale Station treats the death of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was killed by transit police in Oakland, Calif.

And recent example illustrates how many blacks feel about who is murdering whom. Two weeks ago, an NYPD cop killed 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse. Douse was in the process of shooting other people, and had been charged with shooting someone else in May — and yet his aunt compared him to Martin. In her mind, the main sin was the white cop’s.

Granted, it seems a lot easier to do something about the Zimmermans than the black thugs. Protest profiling and police departments institute new programs. But black thugs aren’t moved by protests, so it can seem like we’re just stuck with them.

But who’s to say what would happen if black America exerted even half of the emotional fervor and brainpower it does over cases like Martin’s to thinking about how to keep black boys from going wrong? Annette John-Hall had some wise words on this last year. What kind of self-image do we have to assume we can only change others, but not ourselves?

Again, the Left cars nothing about Blacks killing Blacks, they care about their agenda of racial division. To be fair the Left tries to divide Americans across ever possible line, not just race, but the racial division is front and center now.

In another story the media refuses to link to race, even though one of the killers had tweeted hatred for Whites and  about committing violence against Whites, the Left has been playing the blame the gun card while ignoring the gang ties

As an Oklahoma town comes to grips with the apparent senseless killing of an Australian baseball player on their streets, one man is offering a possible motive.

“I don’t think it was for fun. I don’t think it was at random,” James Johnson, whose call to police ended with the apprehension of three teens who are accused of killing Christopher Lane, told Australia-based Fairfax Media.

“I think it was a (gang) initiation,” he said.

When Johnson called police, he didn’t know about the killing of Lane, he told Fairfax Media, which owns the Sydney Morning Herald.

All he knew was that he got a call from his own son, who said the three teens — James Edwards Jr., Chancey Luna and Michael Jones — had threatened him because he refused to join a gang.

Suspect tweeted: ‘time to start taken life’s’

Johnson was working on his truck across the street, and as his son told him about the threat, he says, he saw the three teens arrive in front of the house in the town of Duncan.

He called police and told them about the threat and the boys at his house.

Police arrested the three and named them suspects in the killing of Lane, which had happened hours earlier.

Edwards’ sister said Thursday that he did hang around some older men who were thought to be in a gang, but she said she didn’t know about her brother actually being in a gang.

Again, the Left wants to focus on race, race, race rather than talking about the growing menace of gangs. Why? Because they care only about one thing, their agenda!

I will note that CNN is reporting all of these stories, so they deserve credit for at least reporting them even though they might report differently if the victims were a different color.

Remember When Deficits Mattered to Liberals?

And, by Liberals I of course include the media. When George W. Bush was president, deficits mattered, and to be fair there was too much spending under W, but since Obama assumed his throne, I mean was elected President, Liberals have a fever. A fever which only can be cured by more spending apparently. Deficits? Find a Liberal that takes them seriously, no matter how massive those deficits are

Via CNS News:

The Congressional Budget Office last week released updated historical budget data for the federal government, reporting a deficit of $1.087 trillion in fiscal 2012.

2012 marked the fourth straight year—and the only four years in the history of the nation–when the federal government’s deficit topped $1 trillion.

Last year’s $1.087 trillion deficit was even greater in inflation-adjusted dollars than the peak World War II deficit of fiscal 1943—which was $54.554 billion in 1943 dollars and $723.8714 billion in 2012 dollars, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics online inflation calculator.

 

 

David Frum writes, readers get headches!

To be fair, a bad column can happen to any writer, but, with Frum, it is habitual

In Josh Marshall’s post on being a “non-gun person,” he tells a story about visiting gun-owning family friends as a young boy and unintentionally pointing a real gun at a little girl.

But this kind of mishap does not happen only to non-gun people.

My wife’s family are gun people. I mean, real guns. Her grandfather was decorated for gallantry at Vimy Ridge and went on to found the Canadian armored corps. Her father served in World War II and Korea, and then worked for years as a foreign correspondent covering wars from Congo to Vietnam. He was a dozen feet away when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald – and was filmed by another news reporter running toward the sound of gunfire.

Frum then goes on to describe an incident in his family where a gun was used irresponsibly, sort of like Frum uses his writing software irresponsibly, and someone almost got shot. OK to be fair, my family has always had guns, so did just about everyone I grew up with. Number of accidents? ZERO! Well except for my Uncle Earl who went a little nutty after drinking bourbon and reading too many David Frum columns. Damn if he did not shoot his computer! So, my Aunt Karen made a firm rule, no more reading more than one inane column from the Frumster a week. Because really now, does anyone NEED to read David Frum? Exit question. Is it me, or does Frum write like a Liberal pretending to be a Republican so he can gain approval from Beltway Liberals?

Wisdom never fades

Milton Friedman educates a young hippy on liberty vs equality H/T American Perspective

Two things I noticed. First the hippy was respectful, so maybe the Left has devolved over the years? Maybe they are more hostile now? Second, Friedman summed up, in just a few words, why “equality” as the Left defines it, is nothing but a shortcut to totalitarianism

 

Obama the anti-military president?

The question begs to be asked doesn’t it? In fact, I am ashamed to say that there really is no question anymore, like they say, actions speak louder than words.

You have to give President Obama credit. It takes serious gall to tell the American military to its face that you are putting it on the road to second-class status.

That’s exactly what our commander-in-chief did at the Pentagon yesterday, as he announced nearly half a trillion dollars in new spending cuts, after already chopping $480 billion during his first three years in office. He also set out plans for drastic reductions in our force size and continuing weapons programs, including the F-35 fighter — our last best hope for maintaining American dominance in the skies.

Obama’s been trying to reassure Americans all this won’t endanger our national security or our strategic interests. Everyone in or out of uniform who’s free to speak knows better — and that with a full-scale war still underway we are standing on the brink of our weakest military posture since Jimmy Carter, and our smallest forces since before World War II.

No one could be so foolish as to believe that these cuts will not harm our national security, no one. No one could ever argue seriously that this will not cost our world standing, nor could anyone make the case that we no longer need to be able to fight two wars at the same time.

Part of Obama’s rationale is his declared belief that America no longer needs to have a military big enough to fight two wars at once — even though that’s been our historical experience more often than not (think the European and the Pacific theaters in World War II, Vietnam and the Cold War with Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan).

More important, President Obama doesn’t understand that our military’s role isn’t just fighting wars. It’s providing a strong strategic presence that will influence events in our favor — and away from that of adversaries and rivals. Even he admits these drastic cuts can only come through shrinking that presence world-wide, which means deep cuts in our forces in Europe and the Middle East, while expecting a shrinking navy (which could wind up with barely 230 ships by 2020) and air force to keep our interests safe in the Pacific region — where China is surging.

Go read the rest, if you can stand to. Frankly, I came away so angry and disgusted that I could barely read it all myself.

Not content with repeatedly kicking American businesses in the nuts, no longer content with using the EPA as a weapon against our domestic energy development, Obama has now decided to gut our military.

Common sense, and history tell us that this will come to no good, no good at all. But, once more a committed Leftist administration somehow sees weakening our national defense as a good thing for humanity. And, to be blunt, I cannot think of a more committed Leftist than Obama. Certainly we have never had a president as committed to Leftist ideals as Obama have we? FDR? Carter? Wilson? Maybe, but Obama will take a back seat to none.

And again, the desperate need to re-take the Senate, and the White House this November is so clearly illustrated.

There is over the top rhetoric, then there is this guy

Only Chris “Crazy Legs” Matthews could come up with this much absolute inanity!

Suddenly one day we’ll find ourselves like Greece or Ireland or Portugal, one of those countries at the periphery of the strong economies — Germany, China, India. Suddenly we’ll be one of those countries that the strong world looks at with disdain, looks down on really. We’ll become objects of pity, pity not for what was done to us like on 9/11, but for the pathetic sight of what we’ve done to ourselves.

Yes, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, it’ll be a greater horror for our country than the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Great Depression, and 9/11.

Even worse, we might become the MSNBC of the International Community. Now THAT would be truly sad.

Rick Perry for president? I would not mind that at all

Perry Event 2/1/2010

Image via Wikipedia

And I am not alone

POH Diaries

Not only is Rick Perry the longest serving Governor of one of our most conservative states, he’s been at the forefront of states rights battles since the Obama Administration began to flex it’s tyrannical muscles. Thanks in great part to Governor Perry, more people now know about the Tenth Amendment than did before the Obamacare battle over the last couple years.

You can’t argue with the numbers. Despite being a border state that has it’s problems with illegal immigration, Texas is consistently ranked as one of the best business climate states in the union. Perry has also been the architect of job growth policies that have led Texas to create more jobs in the last four years than the other 49 states combined. This would be a huge advantage were he to enter the 2012 Presidential race; especially with the country facing an unemployment rate consistently around 9%.

Perry is also all about reducing unnecessary spending. From rickperry.org:

There have been only two state budgets since World War II that cut general revenue spending in Texas, and Gov. Perry signed them both. Gov. Perry has line-item vetoed more than $3 billion in unnecessary spending from state budgets, more than all other Texas governors combined.

On the social side, Perry has been a huge proponent of pro-life and pro-family values groups. Perry was instrumental in the passage of a one man, one woman marriage amendment to the state’s constitution in 2005. He just recently signed into law a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultra-sound, which proponents feel will reduce the number of abortions.

Randys Roundtable where Randy throws out a VP,pick too

And pick DeMint as your VP..

I would not mind that ticket at all.

Bluegrass Pundit notes that if 2012 is all about the economy then Perry has a HUGE chip to play

If Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to run for the GOP 2012 nomntion, he has one great statistic. 38% of all new jobs have been created in Texas

(Washington Examiner) — If Texas Gov. Rick Perry is “seriously considering running for president,” as my Examiner colleague Phil Klein reported, he has a ready-made campaign issue that could be his ace in the hole.

“Since the recovery began, 38 percent of all the jobs created in American have been created in the State of Texas,” Dallas Federal Reserve president Richard Fisher told CNBC’s “The Squawk Reserve” Tuesday.

“My district has more employment now than before the crisis began,” Fisher added.
Imagine a one-theme presidential campaign based on the simple fact that while President Obama was out there destroying American jobs by the millions, Perry was busy creating them in Texas.
Fisher cited the lack of a state income tax, and Texas’ business-friendly regulatory environment for its economic success, which has catapulted the Lone Star State to the top exporter in the U.S., surpassing California.  But “the most important thing that’s happened to us is tort reform,” he said.

Billy Bob is on board

Well, there are some undeniable facts. Rick Perry presides over one of the largest economies in the world. At $1.1 trillion dollars in GDP the Texas economy is larger than all but 13 COUNTRIES. Even the country of mexico has a smaller GDP than Texas.
Rick Perry has been Governor of Texas since December 21st, 2000, giving him 11 years of executive level leadership. Prior to that he was Lt. Governor. He has also been the Commissioner of Agriculture and member of the Texas House of Representatives.
He is a Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force as a C130 pilot.
He is a Conservative. He appears to have strong values and principles.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association.
If you add all of these things together, Rick Perry is far more qualified than any other current Republican candidate. He has proven and measurable experience.
If he runs, I’ll vote for him. For as much as I like Herman Cain, the qualifications of Rick Perry are unquestionable and make him the best candidate from the current crop.

Ah yes, Stalingrad WAS wonderful

Hand it to Stacy McCain, he is right most of the time. Take his position on Nazis and Communists killing each other for instance.

Earlier this afternoon, I remarked on Twitter how wonderful the Battle of Stalingrad was. Nazis killing Commies and Commies killing Nazis — killing each other by the thousands, day after day, week after week, for months on end.

It was a win-win, and the only sad thing is that the battle ended before every last one of those totalitarian bastards got killed.

Yep! Cannot argue there