Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Nice Doggie

A new link, folks. The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler. If you want 'biting' wit (sorry - couldn't resist) and commentary, check it out.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The outing of Barack Obama

Confederate Yankee has a well written, well sourced, post about Obama and his associates - just in case you're still undecided on whom to vote for this November.

I, for one, have absolutely no doubt whatsoever who I will be voting for.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Autumn Angst: Dems fret about Obama

As reported here, [p]olls showing John McCain tied or even ahead of Barack Obama are stirring angst and second-guessing among some of the Democratic Party's most experienced operatives, who worry that Obama squandered opportunities over the summer and may still be underestimating his challenges this fall.

"It's more than an increased anxiety," said Doug Schoen, who worked as one of
Bill Clinton's lead pollsters during his 1996 reelection and has worked for both Democrats and independents in recent years. "It's a palpable frustration. Deep-seated unease in the sense that the message has gotten away from them."

The Dems are positively reeling from the announcement of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as Sen. John McCains' running mate, as evidenced by all the vile vitriol being spewed by both the Obama campaign and their surrogates in the MSM and the likes of the DailyKos and DU (and no, I'm not linking to those garbage sites. If you want to go there, look 'em up

The Dem "strategists" continue to make mistake after misstep in their arrogance, and can't figure out why they keep losing. Well, keep up the arrogance and the vicious easily debunkable ad hominem attacks, and we'll give you another four years to play the "what if?" game after John McCain and Sarah Palin take the Presidency and Vice Presidency.

H/T Purple Avenger over at
Ace of Spades HQ

Never Forget

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001. I am reposting what I wrote one year ago today - updated to reflect the current year, as I still feel the same way as I did then.

Today, September 11, 2008 marks the seventh anniversary of the attack, not only on our nation, but on our very way of life by “people” bound and determined to enslave not only us, but the entire world.

These “people” want to return us to the time where they controlled vast swaths of the world, imposing their will, and their so-called “Religion of Peace”, through the sword. This is something that we cannot, must not, allow to happen. If a modern, free society, is to survive, we must fight these “people” at every turn, and never surrender. For if we surrender, we shall die.

Yet, there are those in our society who think that these “people” can be appeased, and that, if appeased, they will stop the violence that they inflict upon the world. This is a fallacy, born of a “head in the sand” wishful thinking.

Neville Chamberlain found that out in 1939, when he attempted to appease one of the vilest monsters that has ever walked this earth, Adolph Hitler, when he proclaimed upon his return to London, “Peace in our time!”. Because of Chamberlain’s ill-fated attempt at appeasing Hitler, countless millions were soon subjugated under the jack boots of the Nazi regime, resulting in the deaths of countless millions more, as the world convulsed in total war.

Just as Adolph Hitler wanted the power to dominate the world, imposing his will, so these “people” want to dominate the world, so they may impose their will upon everyone. Whether you realize it or not, the truth of the matter is that we are once again embroiled in a world war, one that we must win, whatever the cost, if our society, our very way of life is to survive.

On this seventh anniversary, take a moment to reflect on what is at stake, for much is at stake. Do not take the freedoms that we enjoy for granted, for if we lose this war, we will lose those freedoms, which is the ultimate goal of those “people”.

I would rather stand and fight as a free man, and risk the possibility of death, rather than surrender and guarantee my death as a slave.

Never forget.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What if we legalized all drugs?

Yet another attempt to try to "put lipstick on a pig" (sorry - I couldn't resist) by postulating that the American economy would receive a boost through the legalization of all drugs, through decreased crime (unlikely), higher tax revenues from taxes placed on the now legal drugs (potentially), and - get this - increased worker productivity. Excuse me, but that's an outright fallacy.

Based on my own personal experience, when you're stoned you tend not to want to do anything but continue the high until you pass out. You don't want to study if you're in school, and you certainly don't want to work if you have a job - trust me on this kids. Increased productivity does not result from using drugs!

The only "increased productivity" I can foresee would be in farming, as farmers, ever conscious of which crops will garner them the most profit, would turn from growing food crops to growing pot, poppies for heroin, and coca plants for cocaine. But then again, that might not even pan out if farm workers turned to sampling their own crops, but that's not where I want to go here right now. My question is, if farmers abandoned even more food crops than they already have to grow corn for ethanol resulting in higher grain prices and more hunger worldwide, what do you suppose would happen to world food supplies? Human nature being what it is, eventually there wouldn't be any world food supplies - only drug supplies.

The thing that really gets me about these efforts to paint a rosy picture about legalizing drugs is that those who promote this idea claim that "... It's harmless anyway." However, that remains unproved. Not only is it unproved, it's an outright lie. Marijuana has a far higher tar and other carcinogen content than tobacco, for one thing, and although tobacco use isn't a good thing, it doesn't impair your ability to drive or operate machinery like marijuana does. Oh, and don't even try to convince me that heroin, cocaine and meth are "harmless", ok?

Could this happen?

How likely is it that street drugs would be legalized?

The possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized in 12 states, meaning offenders might get fined but won't be jailed or given a criminal record. Nonetheless, full legalization of marijuana is hardly likely. In a 2002 CNN/Time Magazine poll, 59% of respondents opposed legalizing marijuana, and 34% favored it. Although attitudes are getting more liberal, marijuana is not legal anywhere in the world.

As for other street drugs, don't even ask. The question of legalization is no more than an interesting academic exercise. [Emphasis mine]

Nevertheless, an "interesting academic exercise" used by some to try to get all drugs legalized. This would be one of the biggest disasters to ever befall not only America, but the entire world, should we decide to fully open this Pandora's box.