Friday, September 23, 2011

What do progressives 'think' about Palin?

More evidence pours in every day that progressives are bitter, foul-mouthed, angry, low-class, basement-dwelling attack dogs.

Want proof? If you can stand it, watch as this 47 year-old, drunk homosexual insults Bristol Palin and her slightly more famous mother, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin (warning - this contains extremely graphic language):

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

City demands a fee for home Bible study

Despite the clear language of our First Amendment, religious liberty is under increasing attack in the United States. Our Founders realized an important omission, and ratified what became known as the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791. The first of those ten amendments reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (emphasis added)

A San Juan Capistrano, California, couple has been ordered to stop holding a Bible study in their home on the grounds that they are violating a city ordinance. Overly-nosey city officials claim the home Bible study is a "church" and that it cannot be considered a private gathering:

Homeowners Chuck and Stephanie Fromm have already been fined for holding what city officials called "a regular gathering of more than three people." These clueless bureaucrats claim homeowners need their permission to hold a Bible study in their home. The Capistrano Dispatch explains:

According to city records, a code-enforcement officer gave the Fromms a verbal warning about the meetings in May. Citations were issued in May and June, according to city records. San Juan Capistrano City Attorney Omar Sandoval said the city had not yet been served with a copy of the legal action, so he could not comment.

The Fromms' citations say they violated section 9-3.301 of the Capistrano Municipal Code, which prohibits "religious, fraternal or non-profit" organizations in residential neighborhoods without a conditional-use permit. The footnote on the section says it "Includes churches, temples, synagogues, monasteries, religious retreats, and other places of religious worship and other fraternal and community service organizations."
This seems to be all about extorting money from city residents, because a "conditional use permit" costs money, and residents must pay the city to get one. The Fromms reportedly face additional fines of $500 per meeting for any further “religious gatherings” in their home.

Clearly, local ordinances that have the effect of prohibiting the free exercise of religious expression in such a private manner stand in stark opposition to our Constitution, and must be changed.

Los Angeles CBS affiliate Channel 2 has the story here. The Capistrano Dispatch story is here.

Caption contest!

President Barack Hussein Obama, ever the obnoxious, inexperienced oaf, is pictured here with actual world leaders. He is waving, as though he is completely oblivious to anyone else posing for the photo. The original image is posted here.

So let's have a little fun. What would your caption be for this photo? Leave your comments below.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'I don't know what I'm recording...'

Two computer newbies demonstrate how to use a web cam. Or maybe we should say how not to use a web cam:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Team Obama embraces Hitler Youth tactics

What kind of government encourage citizens to "report" things - spoken comments, writings, activities that may be in opposition to the ruler? That's a time-tested tool commonly used by dictators and oppressive, evil regimes. So in 2011, who creates a gigantic database full of tweets and blog posts, purely because they don't like the content? Communist China? Cuba? Putin's Russia? No, think again.

During Adolf Hitler's rule in WWII-era Germany, members of the Hitler Youth were encouraged to report any "unpatriotic" comments or activity they saw or heard from others, including their own parents.

Barack Hussein Obama's not-so-brilliant re-election effort is being led by people who embrace these National Socialist tactics: If someone says or publishes anything critical of the President, we are encouraged to "report them." Organizing for America, AKA Obama for America, has just debuted a web site that encourages and facilitates one citizen snooping on another. is a portal into pure facism.

Sound a little Orwellian? It certainly isn't American. These people clearly believe they should have total control over what you do, say, and think.

It wasn't long ago when Obama's minions were encouraging Americans to report "fishy" ideas, speech, and activity directly to a White House email account, It disappeared almost as soon as it became general public knowledge that Obama was attempting to collect such information. We hope this cynical, free-speech-squelching, idiotic idea dies a quick death, too.

But it tells you a lot about who these people are, doesn't it? Every moment that Obama and his liberty-hating crew are in power increases the danger to our Republic.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Obama marks September 11 with a speech

President Barack Hussein Obama marked the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks with a speech at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

In it, he quoted the Bible several times. But since Obama is the most radically pro-abortion President in US history, it's difficult to believe that he thinks highly of the Bible as a whole. I addition, he listened to "Black Liberation Theology" messages at his church in Chicago for 20 years, which have precious little to do with Christian scriptures, and everything to do with Marxism.

His message, delivered 10 years after al Qaeda flew hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and into a Pennsylvania field, gives no hint of America's resolve to eradicate jihad Islam. Could that be because Obama himself holds no such commitment?

The White House provided the full text of Obama's remarks:
     The Bible tells us, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
     Ten years ago, America confronted one of our darkest nights. Mighty towers crumbled. Black smoke billowed up from the Pentagon. Airplane wreckage smoldered on a Pennsylvania field.  Friends and neighbors, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters—they were taken from us with heartbreaking swiftness and cruelty. On September 12, 2001, we awoke to a world in which evil was closer at hand, and uncertainty clouded our future.
    In the decade since, much has changed for Americans. We've known war and recession, passionate debates and political divides. We can never get back the lives we lost on that day, or the Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars that followed.
     Yet today, it is worth remembering what has not changed. Our character as a nation has not changed. Our faith—in God and each other—that has not changed. Our belief in America, born of a timeless ideal that men and women should govern themselves; that all people are created equal, and deserve the same freedom to determine their own destiny—that belief, through test and trials, has only been strengthened.
     These past 10 years have shown that America does not give in to fear. The rescue workers who rushed to the scene; the firefighters who charged up the stairs; the passengers who stormed the cockpit—these patriots defined the very nature of courage. Over the years we have also seen a more quiet form of heroism—in the ladder company that lost so many men and still suits up to save lives every day; the businesses that have rebuilt; the burn victim who has bounced back; the families that press on.
     Last spring, I received a letter from a woman named Suzanne Swaine. She had lost her husband and brother in the Twin Towers, and said that she had been robbed of "so many would-be proud moments where a father watches their child graduate, or tend goal in a lacrosse game, or succeed academically." But two of her daughters are in college, the other doing well in high school. "It has been 10 years of raising these girls on my own," Suzanne wrote. "I could not be prouder of their strength and resilience." That spirit typifies the American family. And the hopeful future for those girls is the ultimate rebuke to the hateful killers who took the life of their father.
     These past ten years have shown America's resolve to defend its citizens, and our way of life. Diplomats serve in far-off posts, and intelligence professionals work tirelessly without recognition. Two million Americans have gone to war since 9/11. They have demonstrated that those who do us harm cannot hide from the reach of justice, anywhere in the world. America has been defended not by conscripts, but by citizens who choose to serve—young people who signed up straight out of school; guardsmen and reservists; workers and businesspeople; immigrants and fourth-generation soldiers. They are men and women who left behind lives of comfort for two, three, four or five tours of duty. Too many will never come home. Those that do carry dark memories from distant places, and the legacy of fallen friends.
     The sacrifices of these men and women, and of our military families, remind us that the wages of war are great; that while their service to our nation is full of glory, war itself is never glorious. Our troops have been to lands unknown to many Americans a decade ago—to Kandahar and Kabul, to Mosul and Basra. But our strength is not measured in our ability to stay in these places; it comes from our commitment to leave those lands to free people and sovereign states, and our desire to move from a decade of war to a future of peace.
     These 10 years have shown that we hold fast to our freedoms. Yes, we are more vigilant against those who threaten us, and there are inconveniences that come with our common defense. Debates—about war and peace, about security and civil liberties—have often been fierce. But it is precisely the rigor of these debates, and our ability to resolve them in a way that honors our values, that is a measure of our strength. Meanwhile, our open markets still provide innovators with the chance to create, our citizens are still free to speak their minds, and our souls are still enriched in our churches and temples, our synagogues and mosques.
     These past 10 years underscore the bonds between all Americans. We have not succumbed to suspicion and mistrust. After 9/11, President Bush made clear what we reaffirm today: The United States will never wage war against Islam or any religion. Immigrants come here from all parts of the globe. In the biggest cities and the smallest towns, in our schools and workplaces, you still see people of every conceivable race, religion and ethnicity—all of them pledging allegiance to one flag, all of them reaching for the same American dream—e pluribus unum, out of many, we are one.
     These past 10 years tell a story of resilience. The Pentagon is repaired, and filled with patriots working in common purpose. Shanksville is the scene of friendships forged between residents of that town, and families who lost loved ones there. New York remains a vibrant capital of the arts and industry, fashion and commerce. Where the World Trade Center once stood, the sun glistens off a new tower that reaches toward the sky. Our people still work in skyscrapers. Our stadiums are filled with fans, and our parks full of children playing ball. Our airports hum with travel, and our buses and subways take millions where they need to go. Families sit down to Sunday dinner, and students prepare for school. This land pulses with the optimism of those who set out for distant shores, and the courage of those who died for human freedom.
     Decades from now, Americans will visit the memorials to those who were lost on 9/11. They will run their fingers over the places where the names of those we loved are carved into marble and stone, and wonder at the lives they led. Standing before the white headstones in Arlington, and in peaceful cemeteries and small-town squares in every corner of our country, they will pay respects to those lost in Afghanistan and Iraq. They will see the names of the fallen on bridges and statues, at gardens and schools.
     And they will know that nothing can break the will of a truly United States of America. They will remember that we have overcome slavery and Civil War; bread lines and fascism; recession and riots; Communism and, yes, terrorism. They will be reminded that we are not perfect, but our democracy is durable, and that democracy—reflecting, as it does, the imperfections of man—also gives us the opportunity to perfect our union. That is what we honor on days of national commemoration—those aspects of the American experience that are enduring, and the determination to move forward as one people.
     More than monuments, that will be the legacy of 9/11—a legacy of firefighters who walked into fire and soldiers who signed up to serve; of workers who raised new towers, citizens who faced down fear, and children who realized the dreams of their parents. It will be said of us that we kept that faith; that we took a painful blow, and emerged stronger.
     "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
     With a just God as our guide, let us honor those who have been lost, let us rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our nation, and let us look to the future with hearts full of hope. May God bless the memory of those we lost, and may God bless the United States of America.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shorter Obama: 'Pass my non-existent bill. Now."

President Barack Hussein Obama cajoled Congress into assembling for a joint session on September 8, and then subjected them to a campaign lecture.

Desperate to have Americans think he can something about the stagnant US economy, Obama and his minions pretended that he worked on an actual plan to create jobs during his swanky Martha's Vineyard vacation. But sane people know that government doesn't create any jobs - it just spends money. Money that Obama eagerly borrows from communist China.

During his stump speech, he pointed his finger repeatedly at members of Congress, and insisted that they pass his "jobs bill" immediately:

Only trouble is, no such jobs bill exists.

Ever the lazy community organizer, Obama did the same thing with ObamaCare and the recent so-called debt ceiling crisis, berating Congress to pass legislation, but leaving them with the bothersome task of writing it. An important clarification: Congressional staffers, lobbyists, and convicted felons actually authored the ObamaCare language, and Congressional Democrats passed the bill without ever bothering to read it.

Like everything else Obama has done as President, his non-existent "jobs bill" idea is another spread-the-wealth-around, big-government spending scheme. And like everything else Obama has done, it should be soundly rejected.

How aware are you?

Take this brief awareness test:

How did you do? Although the video clip aims to educate the motoring public about sharing the road with two-wheeled vehicles, there may be a bigger lesson here.

Washington politicians are adept at distraction. Let's commit to watch their other hands, and keep them honest. Well, that might be impossible. But let's at least agree to expose what their other hands are doing. Because it's too often deceptive, corrupt, and anti-liberty.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Obama's talking points translated into plain English

Desperate to remain in power despite plummeting poll numbers and a weak economy, President Obama has decided to take swift, bold action. That's correct: He will give yet another speech.

The Obama Regime issued their talking points in advance of the speech, which will be cut short to avoid offending Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints fans. The talking points, and a plain English translation:

According to Obama and his job-destroying, violence-inciting minions, The so-called "American Jobs Act":
  • is based on bi-partisan ideas (This means someone who isn't a socialist or Marxist thought this might be a good idea.)
  • is fully paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share (This gives us an excuse to raise taxes.)
  • will have an impact on job and economic growth NOW — just as soon as Congress acts. (The President has no responsibility whatsoever for actual results.)
  • Every day, people in this country are working hard to meet their responsibilities. The question now is whether Washington will meet theirs. (Leftists, including the Obama Crew, believe it is the responsibility of the Federal government to create jobs.)
  • The time for obstruction and gridlock is over. Congress needs to put country ahead of politics. (Anyone who opposes President Obama's disastrous policies, or simply demands that the Federal government be limited by the U.S. Constitution, is an obstructionist.)
  • The American people know that the economic crisis and the deep recession weren’t created overnight and won’t be solved overnight. The economic security of the American middle class has been under attack for decades. (Democrats have held political power in Washington for most of the last 60 years. Their progressive policies have nearly bankrupted the country. The problem cannot be addressed, much less solved, until Democrats no longer hold political power.)
  • That’s why President Obama believes we need to do more than just recover from this economic crisis. (This statement, of course, tips the President's hand as to his real agenda. The economic woes of America will be solved only when the American people give Obama more control - of everything.)
  • The President is rebuilding the economy the American way — based on balance, fairness and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized. (The President is destroying the economy, in the Chicago way.)
  • It’s an American economy that’s built to last and creates the jobs of the future, by forcing Washington to live within its means so we can invest in small business entrepreneurs, education, and making things the world buys, not outsourcing, loopholes and reckless financial deals that put middle class security at risk. (If only the Federal government could confiscate more of your money, President Obama would really be able to spread the wealth around better than he's been able to so far.)
Hack politician talking points - regardless of the source - are nothing more than a disgustingly-transparent attempt at spin. Americans are sick and tired of sound-bite speak.

As for us, we'll be watching the game, not the President's latest campaign speech.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Has Orwell's 1984 technology finally arrived?

Maybe George Orwell had it all correct in 1984. He just got the year wrong:

Is "Big Brother" technology really heading toward Orwell's creepy prediction? CBN News offers this report on the especially erie term "body chipping":

A Future of Body Chipping?
Some government programs and cities are making this RFID “chipping” mandatory. And it’s now becoming more acceptable to use biometrics and RFIDs on people.
Supporters say this chipping could help track lost or kidnapped children, or Alzheimer's patients who wander off. But they can also be used to control a person’s actions.
One Florida school is requiring students to have their biometrics checked before they get food from the cafeteria. And a Miami university hospital has embedded microchips to track whether medical workers are washing their hands.
This chipping may seem strange now, but Ostrolenk suggested it'll become commonplace as it spreads.
“So the next generation arises and says, 'Well, that's kind of normal. Of course you need a device to keep track of you to make sure you don't get kidnapped or lost or into trouble,’” he said.
How about you? Are you willing to have an RFID chip implanted under your skin when someone tells you it's for your own good?