I cannot begin to believe that South Carolina would send a serial adulterer and liar to Congress as a Republican. We must do all we can in the next 2 weeks to support Curtis Bostic in the runoff for this safe Republican seat. Mr. Bostic is a Marine veteran of Desert Storm, the father of 5 home-schooled children, and his campaign site is StopSpending.com
The Other McCain has a full rundown, but let’s show the GOP Establishment that the Tea Party is still strong. Contribute what you can – I did.
Top 10 Books
- I Shall Wear Midnight – Terry Pratchett
- Bloodlands – Timothy Snyder
- Decision Points – George W. Bush
- The Big Short – Michael Lewis
- Changes – Dresden Files Book 12 – Jim Butcher
- American Assassin – Vince Flynn
- Merchant Kings – Stephen Bown
- One Second After – William Forstchen
Most overhyped book of 2010 – Freedom by Jonathan Franzen – by a wide, wide, wide margin
Top 10 TV Shows You Aren’t Watching But Should
- The Good Guys – Fox
- Pawn Stars – History Channel
- Top Gear – BBC America
- Burn Notice – USA Network
- American Pickers – History Channel
- Human Target – Fox
- The Defenders – CBS
- Castle – ABC
- Psych – USA Network
- In Plain Sight – USA Network
Only TV comedy at which you might actually laugh – The Big Bang Theory
Most Disgusting TV Reflection on the Decline of American Civilization – Cougar Town
Top 10 Movies
- zippety doo-dah – there’s nothing we even want to buy the dvd of
Top 10 Signs of the Apocylypse
- There is more outrage over Michael Vick and dogs than the millions of babies killed every year in this country
- I know about Snooki and The Situation and I’ve never, ever, ever watched a second of Jersey Shore
- People still are spouting off about how smart The Least Experienced Man to Ever Be Elected President is
- Corruptocrat Charlie Rangel gets a standing O from the Democrats after being Censured
- John Edwards has the gall to show up at Elizabeth Edward’s funeral
- Keith Olbercrazy is still considered to be a “newsman”
- The Denver Broncos
- “We can’t just rely on the parents”, Michelle Obama
- North Korea is not a glow-in-the-dark example of American “moderation”
Least Surprising News of 2010 – California faces multi-billion dollar budget hole
Most Surprising News of 2010 – 63 seat wipeout is just ho-hum for a week or so and then back to “Democrats in Charge”
The People Cube has the answer for all the Obamabots dithering over the sudden and complete policy changes currently being pronounced by the One True Messiah:
But it turns out that Obama’s sudden rightward shift has an easy and rational explanation: he has an evil twin who often poses as Good Obama and spouts disturbingly non-progressive views. The absolute resemblance of the Obama twins makes it almost impossible to distinguish between the two, although it has been reported that Evil Obama wears a goatee.
Separated from his evil twin at birth, Good Obama happily grew up among the friendly and altruistic Marxists, while Evil Obama had the misfortune of being raised by distant cousin Lynne Cheney and her conniving husband Dick. This explains Evil Obama’s bitterness that is causing him to cling to his Bible, guns, and victory in Iraq.
Let’s see – The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom thinks this:
Gordon Brown wants to see petrol-driven cars off the roads within 12 years as evidence that Britain can break its addiction to oil.
The Prime Minister, hailing a climate change agreement by world leaders at the G8 summit in Japan yesterday, insisted all new vehicles could be powered by electric or hybrid engines by 2020.
The driving force to achieve that goal, he suggested, would be fuel costs and road taxes.
So in 12 years the Brits will essentially be back where they were in the Middle Ages – the aristocrats and politicans will be driving their hybrids and electro-cars while the peasants walk or ride donkeys or some such. Isn’t it interesting that he thinks that high fuel costs and raising the taxes on any road use is a really GOOD thing and that the peasants should be happy?
But when your “environment minister” (what a crock – jobs for the boyos?) says this?
A Cabinet minister welcomed spiralling petrol prices last night as an incentive for drivers to make fewer car journeys.
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said the high cost of oil helps force people off the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
He also launched a robust defence of road tax rises for more than 9million cars – insisting it was right that they should also apply to second-hand vehicles.
Or what about this lunacy?
Police made the astonishing admission yesterday that they have given up even trying to catch thousands of burglars.
Just days after the Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine insisted that the public don’t want to see many house-breakers jailed, officers have been told not to bother investigating many offences.
That means there must be clear evidence pointing towards a suspect such as DNA traces, fingerprints or a possible identity, which makes an arrest likely.
In other cases, unless there are “special factors” – such as an elderly victim or if it is a repeat attack – no effort will be made to track down the criminal.
It means a huge number of cases of robbery, violent crime, car crime, sex offences – all of which saw rises in the latest crime figures – as well as burglary, will be left to gather dust.
OK – the curtain has rung down on Britain as a place where good, normal people live. Those of you there who want to live in a place where your politicians think that making the cost of living unbearable while simultaneously refusing to protect you deserve what you get. Everybody else – we need people who want to work hard.
And there are a few people left in Britain who realize this too:
While Gordon Brown prattles about wind turbines, and plays silly games for the cameras with electric cars, Britain within a few years is facing the near certainty of a massive shortfall in our electricity supplies.
By 2015, thanks to the obsolescence of our nuclear power plants and the forced closure of nine of our major coal and oil-fired power stations under EU anti-pollution rules, we are due to lose 40 per cent of our current generating capacity – and Mr Brown hasn’t the slightest practical idea of how to fill the gap.
Forget the nonsense about a 50 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050. Our Government has already committed Britain to go even further, by imposing a statutory cut of 60 per cent through its Climate Change Bill.
But long before that, unless those who rule us come down out of cloud cuckoo land very fast, our lights will go out, our computers will shut down, our economy will judder to a halt and we shall face a national catastrophe. We may well be meeting that 60 per cent target sooner than we think – but not for reasons that reflect well on our politicians, of any party.
There’s a little rough language, but Jackie and Dunlap have a great one here:
And a great riff on Gas Prices too:
From P. J. O’Rourke – not that anyone will actually listen:
1. Go out and make a bunch of money!
Here we are living in the world’s most prosperous country, surrounded by all the comforts, conveniences and security that money can provide. Yet no American political, intellectual or cultural leader ever says to young people, “Go out and make a bunch of money.”
2. Don’t be an idealist!
Idealists are also bullies. The idealist says, “I care more about the redwood trees than you do. I care so much I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. It broke up my marriage. And because I care more than you do, I’m a better person. And because I’m the better person, I have the right to boss you around.”
3. Get politically uninvolved!
All politics stink. Even democracy stinks. Imagine if our clothes were selected by the majority of shoppers, which would be teenage girls. I’d be standing here with my bellybutton exposed. Imagine deciding the dinner menu by family secret ballot. I’ve got three kids and three dogs in my family. We’d be eating Froot Loops and rotten meat.
4. Forget about fairness!
Life sends the message, “I’d better not be poor. I’d better get rich. I’d better make more money than other people.” Meanwhile, politics sends us the message, “Some people make more money than others. Some are rich while others are poor. We’d better close that ‘income disparity gap.’ It’s not fair!”
5. Be a religious extremist!
The Bible is very clear about one thing: Using politics to create fairness is a sin. Observe the Tenth Commandment. The first nine commandments concern theological principles and social law: Thou shalt not make graven images, steal, kill, et cetera. Fair enough. But then there’s the tenth: “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.”
Here are God’s basic rules about how we should live, a brief list of sacred obligations and solemn moral precepts. And, right at the end of it we read, “Don’t envy your buddy because he has an ox or a donkey.” Why did that make the top 10? Why would God, with just 10 things to tell Moses, include jealousy about livestock?
Well, think about how important this commandment is to a community, to a nation, to a democracy. If you want a mule, if you want a pot roast, if you want a cleaning lady, don’t whine about what the people across the street have. Get rich and get your own.
6. Don’t listen to your elders!
After all, if the old person standing up here actually knew anything worth telling, he’d be charging you for it.