June 11, 2010

How do you say "tea" in Farsi?

Interesting, reading this article about the protestors in Iran in the Wash Post* reminds me a lot of the tea party movement, except for the murder of activists. Our gov't is just sending union thugs to beat us up, not kill us.

Like Ali, other Iranians interviewed expressed deep-rooted dissatisfaction that appeared to go far beyond discontent over last year's election results. Harsh complaints are routinely heard on public transportation, at family parties and in workplaces. Many middle-class Iranians, especially those in the capital, seem to feel as if the state is doing everything it can to antagonize them. 

Let me rewrite that for American audiences.
Like Veeshir, other tea partiers interviews expressed deep-rooted dissatisfaction that appeared to go far beyond discontent over last year's election results. Harsh complaints are routinely heard on public transportation, at family parties and in workplaces. Many middle-class Americans, especially those not in the capitol, seem to feel as if the state is doing everything it can to antagonize them.

Intellesting.

*I hate linking the Wash Post, I saw them screw the GOP with their macacca bullshit and try to torpedo McDonnell (current gov) with constant harping on some thesis he wrote in college like 20-some years ago.
Fucking lying, partisan sacks of shit.

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June 07, 2010

What's the opposite of the end of civilization?

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia (my adoptive state Yay!) introduced a resolution to the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the United Colonies and renaming them the United States.
This would lead to the Declaration of Independence (written by another Virginian).

Goooooooo us!
In case you haven't seen it, the movie 1776, even though a musical, about this is fan-farging-tastic. And I say that as someone who thinks musicals are best with the sound down.
Ron Holgate, Broadway actor, who portrayed Richard Henry Lee did so spectacular.....Lee!
H/T Veeshir's stepfather

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May 19, 2010

A Message To The Defeatists After The PA-12 Election

Look, I am not pleased that a Democrat won the PA12 race, but what really is pissing me off is the defeatism coming from our side after last night. Well, fuck defeatism. Fuck it so hard, it looks like a Kotex factory test lab.

Any fucking defeatists want to say the House is unwinnable? Then fuck you and go cry into your fucking fuckloserish fuckbags, you fucking fistfucked by failure fuckhymens of menarche! I have no fucking patience for those who fucking want to give up because a Democrat won in a fucking district that has been voting for Democrats since my Grandfather was blowing loads into frauleins all across the old country. Yeah, it sucks. But you know what you fucking do? You get the fuck back up, and you get the fuck back out there and fight another day, or go the fuck home and tell your cats how you tried.

No, I don't want defeatists. I fucking want people with me who will fucking tell the other side to get the fuck out of the fucking way, or get skullfucked so hard by conservatism and the freemarket that the load it blows into their brains upon le petit mort will introduce more sense into their heads than the shit socialism has told them was awesome. I fucking want people willing to fucking fight, eat bacon, and fuck fear so hard up its rectum (NTTAWWT) with the fucksaw of triumph that it will grow a new head, call it success, and cut off the one that is the loser.

So fuck you, defeatists. Fuck your loser ways. Fuck it so hard, that even afterward, bacon won't make me feel better.

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May 12, 2010

Guns for Burqas!

FrnakJ has a post about France banning the burqa.

He doesn't like the idea of banning things but the burqa is a very oppressive garment by its very existence. It proclaims that the person inside is property of one person. The man who is the only unrelated male who can see her face.

It gave me an idea: Guns for Burqas!

That way, the ones who like to wear burqas can wear them, the rest can defend themselves against the bastards who want to stuff them into one.

I call that win/win.
And it's totally Constitutional, the right to bear arms to bare arms is right there in the 2nd amendment to the interstate commerce clause.

h/t Veeshir

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May 08, 2010

Presented without comment or context

Presently this country is facing a skills crisis because many of those skilled tradesmen & women who were the centurions of industry when this country was really great, are aging and retired or on the brink of it. When that institutional memory is lost we will not get it back because we have an education establishment that no longer values technical skills and has abandoned an entire generation of young people. As Dr. Ken Ryan at Alexandria Technical College has said, “We have duped ourselves into believing we can build a sustainable economy without the durable manufacturing activities that characterize those nations threatening to eclipse us.” So very true. I have been thinking and saying that, though not so succinctly, for years.

Nor[is] industry without fault in this evolving debacle. in their never ending pursuit of short term profit for stock holders skilled employees have been devalued and made a commodity.


source

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May 03, 2010

Quotes from Rules for Radicals

Hawkins has a good list of them, definitely worth studying and using.

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April 25, 2010

The Cult of Personality

If George W. Bush (or any Republican elected official, for that matter) had even attempted this, what do you want to bet there would be screams from the MSM about it being a HITLER YOUTH!!!!!!-style organization?

We're holding Camp OFA training sessions across the country, to make sure that OFA supporters like you have the skills you'll need to make it happen.
Do the graduates get, say, uniforms? Or, at least, armbands?

Oh, daaaaaaamn! Suddenly Godwin, right?

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April 09, 2010

By George I think he's got it.

Kevin O'Brien, who apparently deals plains and works at a Cleveland newspaper, gets it.
This is the first article I've seen about tea parties and tea partiers that actually informs people about them, as much as such a diffuse movement can be explained.
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Democratic officeholders should be afraid.

Republican officeholders, too.

For many a year now, officeholders of both major parties have worked hard to earn the distrust of ordinary Americans. It appears that they finally have succeeded.

If only ordinary Americans hadn't been so inattentive. If only ordinary Americans hadn't been so trusting. If only ordinary Americans hadn't been so damnably nice, the country would be in a better position to manage its finances today.

That's exactly correct, Americans have a deal with our politicians, we don't pay too much attention and they don't screw us too badly.

They've broken that compact and we're pissed off.

Read the whole thing, it's not that long but it's good. And he deserves the clicks, a real journalist who doesn't show contempt for the hoi polloi is a rare thing.

I have to admit, I wish I was at all interested in Cleveland because I keep seeing good articles in this paper but I really don't feel like weeding my way through Cleveland issues to get to the national stuff I am interested in. 

Forgot to H/T Boortz

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March 28, 2010

Constitutionelle

I hate to steal another one of this guy's graphics, so swallow your drink and then make with the clicky.
Constitutionelle toilet paper:
Get that special "Member of Congress" feeling.

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March 23, 2010

Don't get mad, give money

Sarah PAC sent me a begging letter wanting money for fighting healthcare.

I'm on her mailing list because I sent money when she stepped down to help pay her legal fees for fighting the BS "ethics" complaints our fine, tolerant, totally into Democracy, leftist friends kept filing.

I'm not going to send her money, but I am going to send money to the opponents of the congress-critters she identified as being Dems in a district she won in 2008.
They are
Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1), Harry E. Mitchell (AZ-5), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ- , John Salazar (CO-3), Betsy Markey (CO-4). Allen Boyd (FL-2), Suzanne M. Kosmas (FL-24), Baron P. Hill (IN-9), Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL), Charlie Wilson (OH-6), John Boccieri (OH-16), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), Christopher Carney (PA-10), John M. Spratt, Jr. (SC-5), Tom Perriello (VA-5), Alan B. Mollohan (WV-1), and Nick J. Rahall II (WV-3).

And then I'll send my receipt to them to let them know why their opponent is getting money from someone in Virginia.
As soon as Nevada is settled, Reid's opponent will be getting a bunch from me too, with my receipt being forwarded to Reid of course.

My vote and donation to the GOP candidate here are most likely useless, I'm in that scourge of Democracy, a "safe" district.
Even worse, it's Jim Moran's safe district.

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March 22, 2010

Fine. I have to have insurance? Try this on for size.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, I have an announcement to make.

I want the government to supply me with all of my rights.  See, I have this theory that if the government has decided that we must be insured, since we all have a right to health care, that it's neglecting other rights that are actually guaranteed to us by a little piece of paper that no one's ever heard of called the Constitution.

As such, I propose the following new law.  This will guarantee that everyone is taking full advantage of their rights.

more...

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March 17, 2010

A gentle reminder to our Congresscritters

With all the talk of how the Democrats are going to rape us up the ass with no lube, a rusted chainsaw dipped in the clap, and nary an after-rape cuddle or thank you card to show for it, I'm happy seeing anybody saying anything about it.  Regardless of what the House and the Senate think, no does mean no, and yelling "surprise" does not make it surprise sex - it makes you an asshole who yelled "surprise" at a bitch before you raped her.

There are quite a few states (and the majority of the American population) saying fuck this loudly and clearly by sponsoring or passing legislation that would require the state to sue the feds for forcing insurance on citizens.  Today, we can congratulate Idaho for being the first to sign it into law.  Now, I know that this is totally frivolous, doubtlessly a waste of time, and impossible to win - since federal law supercedes state law.

But, damnit, someone's got to make it loud and fucking clear that we don't want this reform.  We don't want you to deem it so (who the fuck deems shit to be so in a democracy? isn't that what kings and queens say before the angry mob at their castle gates drop the guillotine?); we don't want you to force it through with the nuclear option, we want you to think about what's really, honestly, genuinely going to help America.  And Americans.

But, no.  You've hung your fucking hat on this one, and you are standing by the Titanic while it sinks.  You called it unsinkable - and if you have to tie the fucking thing to a million blimps to airlift it out of the motherfucking ocean, you're going to do it.

Fuck you.  Fuck you, your fucking agenda, your fucking arrogance, and fuck your fucking delusions of grandeur.  Fuck you for being cowards who can't accept that you have failed, and, instead of being man enough to say, "Well, we failed; let's focus on what Americans want!" deciding to force something that no one wants on us. 

In November, when I vote against every fucker who dared to support health care in any way, shape, or form, I will be saying fuck you under my breath.  And loving every damn minute of it.

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March 06, 2010

Vote for the Homo!

Updated
I live in Northern VA, my Representative is Jim Moran (Hates-Veeshir, VA).
I used to live in Maurice Hinchey's district, the 4th craziest congress-critter, Moran is probably 3rd craziest. (no plans on moving to either Ohio or Texas so 1 and 2 are unlikely).

But this year, in keeping with this homo-friendly site, I get to vote for a homo!
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Matthew lives in Arlington with his partner Josh and two dogs.

And the best part? He's not just "better than Moran"(a very, very, very, low bar), his "issues" pages give me a chubby.
Except for "transportation", it is generally thought that better roads will help NoVa's traffic.
My solution involves shooting rockets at every third vehicle.
That's the only way.
 But everything else involves limited gov't and more freedom for me.

Gooooooo Homo!
h/t Volokh via the Puppy Blender.
As the PB says, check out the homo love from the nice, tolerant lefties in the comments.

Update
I meant to say, I'm mostly happy someone is contesting this race. His conservatism and lefty-head-popping-homoness are just the icing on the sundae.
I usually just write in Meryl Yourish because there's nobody running against Moran and Meryl campaigned to be written in for some other position right around when I moved here so it was her or Fred Flintstone and I had visions of nobody voting for Moran in protest and Meryl winning 1-0.

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March 03, 2010

Eco-wackos in control, poor, me hardest hit.

This is what pisses me off the most about "greenhouse reduction" legislation, it has nothing to do with making stuff cleaner,
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To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving must simply increase,

It usually has to do with making energy use more expensive so I'll use less so my standard of living will decrease and the gov't gets another tax to take my money.
Of course, the rich and political won't have to worry about it because the first can afford it while the second just take my money to pay for it.

This particular one probably won't happen, but look at every "greenhouse gas reduction" plan, they always involve making energy more expensive.
Which facet screws the little man and gives gov't more of my money while giving eco-wackos a chance for smug self-satisfaction.
That's lose, lose, lose to me.

Blame Tom at Just One Minute for pissing you off, I know I do.
I always shoot the messenger, that'll learn him to keep his mouth shut next time.

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Mormen

Goooooo Utah!
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Long frustrated by Washington's control over much of their state, Utah legislators are proposing a novel way to deal with federal land -- seize it and develop it.

Can I get a few "ha"s for my Bwa?
For the first time, I might get to see Kelo cited and laugh, laugh, laugh without the concomitant feeling of despair that usually goes with The Funniest End of Civilization Ever.

Via Say Uncle who you should be reading so I wouldn't have to steal his stuff so much.

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March 01, 2010

After reading this, I think I may be starting a blog war ...

I think it's an interesting thing that so many people see tattoos and piercings on a young person and immediately assume liberal.  I think to some of my friends from my especially punk rock days, and I smile to myself a little, since probably seven in ten of those friends "grew up" to be conservatives.  After all, the punk movement is about anarchy - about damn the man and fuck the government and all that shit, so it's only a natural evolution for those people to gravitate to the small government conservative movement.

Where people like that (and in that, I include myself) get ostracized from the conservative movement are the socially conservative issues, if you will.  Gay marraige, religion, maybe abortion. 

I consider myself a conservative because I believe in small government, fewer entitlements, market-based initiatives, free enterprise and markets, legal immigration, and gun rights.  I may have missed a few, but when it really comes down to it, that's what separates me from your average liberal. 

But conservatism doesn't always welcome a social liberal into their ranks.  I haven't always been accepted by a lot of the conservatives I know, because I don't care who you fuck, or what you believe in, or whether you smoke pot.  And, because of those kinds of issues, my support on gun rights, my support of the free market, my support of small government has often been swept to the side.

I found this piece on one of the "founders" of the Tea Party movement, and I thought it was interesting that the immediate spin of the article is that she isn't "your average conservative".  Why?  Well, she has a piercing.  In her nose.  She's an actress!  So, when her voice wasn't being heard, she did what she thought was right, and held a protest against the stimulus bill.

Keli Carender has a pierced nose, performs improv on weekends and lives here in a neighborhood with more Mexican grocers than coffeehouses. You might mistake her for the kind of young person whose vote powered President Obama to the White House. You probably would not think of her as a Tea Party type.

But leaders of the Tea Party movement credit her with being the first.

A year ago, frustrated that every time she called her senators to urge them to vote against the $787 billion stimulus bill their mailboxes were full, and tired of wearing out the ear of her Obama-voting fiancé, Ms. Carender decided to hold a protest against what she called the “porkulus.”

There's been a lot of talk on how the Tea Party could cost us Republican seats by throwing up candidates against a RINO.  And it's an absolute truth.  But maybe, just maybe, that's not the Tea Party's fault.  Maybe it's the fault of the Republicans for failing to see, as Ronald Reagan said, that someone who agrees with you 80% of the time should be considered a good friend.  If we can't work out these differences within our own party, then that's what's giving the Tea Party this strength and momentum.

I'll vote for a RINO over a democrat, because I know what happens when you vote 3rd party.  But can you blame other people for choosing to use their vote to make a statement?  Can you blame another party for capitalizing on the weaknesses within our own party?

I think I may be starting a blog war.  GO!

 

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Itshay

Bastids. I hate Virginia GFWs
So lately the Virginia legislature, with their fine, new, GOP, gun-friendly, governor, has been trying to pass some gun-friendly laws.
Like the one where you can't buy more than one handgun a month unless you have a concealed carry permit.
So the Gun Fearing Wussies need to stop that. Only the fine gov't is allowed to have guns and they can't have gun laws relaxed, they must always be strengthened.

Courts of Justice Committee Chairman Henry Marsh on Monday announced the creation of a subcommittee to handle bills concerning guns and other issues. The subcommittee is stacked with four anti-gun Democrats and one Republican.

So nothing gun related and likely to pass will not leave this fine oubliett... err... committee.
On the one hand, that's really pissing me off.
On the other hand, this might mean an extra impetus for an electoral bloodbath of gun grabbers.
On the first hand (all balled up), this pisses me off. I really want this little ploy to fail.
Why are they afraid of a vote? Because they'd lose it.
I hate Virginia Nazis.

Forgot the h/t:
H/T Some guy I know. You wouldn't know him.

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February 27, 2010

My Healthcare Message To The Left

As the Democrats seem bound and determined, electoral bloodbath be damned, to ram Obamacare through, I decided to offer one last message to them:



Yes, fuck you lefties. Fuck you for what you are trying to do to my family and my country. And may you never run into me if the shitty care you intend to impose upon us leads to ill events happening to the people I know and love.

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February 22, 2010

Leave those kids alone

I hope these people aren't anywhere where the mad mullahs can get to them.

Via the Jawas who think it should be seen widely.

Any musician who thinks he's brave for standing up to fascist W should watch this and be ashamed.

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February 16, 2010

Everybody Knows.....

Ace links to Rubio's fundraising "bomb" or something.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying don't give him money, but....

Ace quotes something from the link
While Marco enjoys a 14 point lead today, this race will certainly tighten up as Gov. Crist has a commanding cash advantage ($9 million raised to Rubio's to $3.4 million). That's why Marco's trip to California is so important to helping him raise the funds necessary to turn his lead into a victory.

It's the Holy Grail to politicos* that money=votes.

I don't know if that is a valid assumption anymore.
It used to be the only time anybody heard about a politician was when he was in a commercial. Most people didn't watch debates or really pay attention to politics until the weekend before the election.

Now?
Teh Peepul are angry so they're looking for information, it doesn't have to look for them.
There is suddenly a bad form of publicity in politics not involving dead hookers or live boys.


*No, not the lying blog that's hilariously trying to claim the name, the original use of the word.

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