Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
In 1980, Abraham Karem, an engineer who had emigrated from Israel, retreated into his three-car garage in Hacienda Heights outside Los Angeles and, to the bemusement of his tolerant wife, began to build an aircraft.This is what happens when Americans have disposable income and free time. We play with tools and materials. We think outside the box. We build a different box and think outside that one. We produce things that make life better or safer. Americans are innovators and inventors. Socialist engineering and marxist thinking destroys that edge.
The work eventually spilled into the guest room, and when Karem finished more than a year later, he wheeled into his driveway an odd, cigar-shaped craft that was destined to change the way the United States wages war.
The Albatross, as it was called, was transported to the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, where it demonstrated the ability to stay aloft safely for up to 56 hours — a very, very long time in what was then the crash-prone world of drones.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
And I've figured out why......
Seen on the TV guide menu while surfing the channels:
The Rosie Show
Tribute to Jane Fonda
Uh......um...Oprah? Get a clue. If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
Labels: leftist idiots
Although it’s being deployed in several states like Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and others, there are still many who have never heard of the Colorado Model. What’s worse, despite all the Left’s bemoaning of the “vast right wing conspiracy,” Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, or whatever enemy they can dream up, there is still nothing like the Colorado Model on the Right.
In sum, the Colorado Model is one of the Left’s most effective stratagems that was “built” to turn “red states” into “blue states” over a very short period of time (with the exception, perhaps, of the 2010 election cycle). When combined with the tactics of Saul Alinsky and his disciples, the Colorado Model is akin to a Soviet platoon armed with AK-47s mowing down a militia armed with slingshots.
Any law that makes non-whites have to do what us white folks have always done is a racist law and targets minorities. Having said that, confiscating the vehicle just because you don't have a valid driver's license seems a tad harsh.
No insurance, illegal tags, poor mechanical (i.e unsafe) condition or illegal activity involving the vehicle, yes; but for not having a valid license?? Even Virginia doesn't do that. They will have it removed at your expense, but you get to keep it, unless you were doing something really stupid with it or in it.
Bless him for noticing, but most soldiers and Marines I speak with are willing to wait until we leave Afghanistan before holding a parade.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The American Spectator does a nice job of deconstructing this ridiculous piece from a progressive blogger over at the Progressive Christian Alliance. The gist of the piece is this: Jesus was an illegal immigrant baby, thus if you are against illegal immigration, you are against Jesus and the entire story of the nativity is one big political story.Here is what I was taught and learned over the course of time: Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem to pay taxes along with everyone else. That's how it was done back then. Joseph was a self-employed (my assumption) carpenter. Thats why Jesus is often portrayed as a carpenter. Mary was pregnant and there were no rooms available because of the influx of other citizens also paying their taxes. They were not homeless, indigent or illegitimate.
Trust me, God does not have a sense of humor regarding this event. It was planned and executed for one reason. Let the progressives tell it any way they want. They'll be corrected in due time.
The battle for conservatives isn’t the general (have you seen Obama’s approval ratings?), it’s the primary. The first and best blow that The One can deliver to the GOP is by nudging the establishment to nominate a candidate that cancels out his own faults. Nominate a guy who drafted the blueprint for nationalized health care and you remove health care ammunition from your stores in the general. Nominate a guy weak on immigration and you remove that weapon from your arsenal. There isn’t a bogeyman against which the DNC can pit Obama; aside from congress–whose own approval rating is tanking so it’s useless–their second best choice is to make unnoticeable the difference between Obama and the GOP nominee
VA GOP Changed Ballot Access Rules "Last Month"
Notice it DOES NOT say Virginia State Board of Elections. It says Virginia GOP.
IOW, RPV. That would be the Republican Party of Virginia.
The party elites made sure the upstarts wouldn't make it on the ballot for the primary, only the RINO and the wacko, with his nutjob truther supporters. (That would be Paul, in case you need a refresher) Some choice, huh?
The party elites have shut-out candidates for Senate as well. Jamie Radtke is a candidate for the Republican Senate nomination. I think she would make a great Senator. She was shut-out of the Seante debate earlier this month. The VAGOP was responsible. They could have insisted that all viable candidates be included in the debate. Instead, they folded and let the AP decide who was going to run. Bunch of _ussies.
NOTE:If you pay attention, you will notice that this blog is titled United CONSERVATIVES of Virginia, NOT United Republicans, or United Libertarians. We hold people accountable for their actions.
So we know how he feels about Jews. Wonder if he feels the same about Americans?
While President Obama Arrives in Hawaii Amidst Security and Fanfare, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Slips Quietly into Big Island Resort
At 10K a night, she needed to sneak in. 10,000 dollars a night; for a hotel. Must be nice to be able to just jet off to tropical climes anytime you want. The Princess of Pineapples is checking her crops, I'm sure. You know how touchy those pineapples can be if you don't visit them occasionally. Wonder if she took any of those OWS folks with her. Seems like the decent thing to do, given her support of the trodden-down and walked-upon patriots who gave up everything to come to New York and protest the dirtyevilrich capitalistpig robber-barons. Oh wait, Princess Pineapple IS a dirtyevilrich capitalist-pig robber-baron. Only a dirtyevilrich capitalist-pig robber baron could afford a $10K a night hotel room in paradise.
I'm still wating for the un-politician, i.e. Herman Cain, to come riding up and save us all.
Americans Deserve the Best: Top Ten Republican Candidates for President in a Brokered Convention
Romney doesn’t seem to get it: the 2012 election is about the size and cost of government.
We already have a “smart” president with ambitious plans who thinks he knows better. That hasn’t worked for our economy, and has damaged trust in our democracy.
Romney says “America doesn’t need a manager,” but his plans reflect what the Journal euphemistically calls “positive technocratic thinking.”
Though Romney may be more “sober” than his rival Newt Gingrich (or, less charitably, more timid than the former Speaker), he evidently shares with Gingrich an enthusiasm for what the federal government could do, if only he were put in control.
Given that Ron Paul’s radical foreign policy is a non-starter, and that several other candidates–however well-meaning–could not manage the mundane task of qualifying for the Virginia ballot, or withstand the media scrutiny of a long campaign, Republicans are feeling new doubts about the current field.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Welcome to the world little one. Your life will be filled with love and devotion, I garontee.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Since Romney Is Willing to Consider a VAT, Should Libertarians and Conservatives Be Willing to Consider Him?
He has never been a consideration for me, so its really moot; but I know some of you out there like him.
So is the RPV endorsing a VAT? You know what a VAT would do to the American economy? You have any idea how destructive that system is to the free market and small businesses?
#Occupycalypse Now, Part II: What If OWS Comes to Ruling Power?
As unlikely as it is for OWS to gain power, what would it mean for our nation, and our society, if they did? Michael Bane provided a frank answer. Bane has several decades of experience in the coverage and study of riots and social cavitations worldwide as a journalist. He is also the host of “Best Defense Survival” on the Outdoor Channel.
Bane discussed Occupy’s anarchist collaboration: “If anyone succeeds in bringing down the United States government or creating a social dislocation that breaks this fragile, amazing machine the Founders created, what comes after is not pleasant. What comes is what was before the Dream of America… That was simply survival of the most vicious.”
Bane continues, “What the toy anarchists in the Occupy movement don’t understand is that the best organized people in the country are the criminal enterprises. They’re very good at it. MS-13? Biker gangs? Mexican cartels? These guys are good at anarchy… because they are without conscience or any sense of moderation… That is what anarchy looks like. Anarchy looks like someone’s head on a bed.”
The communist and socialist elements within the Occupy movement believe the elimination of our current system, or at least the collapse of it, will bring about a favorable revolution. What the Occupiers fail to understand is the historical, if not psychological, context behind a revolution. These movements are regularly co-opted by more insidious ideologies. Those who instigated the French Revolution ultimately found their way to the guillotines just as many of the antagonists who toppled the Russian Empire found their way into the gulags of Soviet Russia
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Gingrich, for all his big talk about defeating Obama, couldn't manage to get on the ballot.
Perry, for all his big talk about executive ability, could not get on the ballot.
Virginians will be limited to a choice between Rock and Hard Place for our primary.
A primary for the REPUBLICAN candidate which is open to any liberal democrat wanting to, yet again, screw with the numbers.
So, here we go. Behind door number one is Mitt Romney. Behind door number 2 is Ron Paul.
I, for one, will NOT be voting for either one.
The GOP is snatching defeat, once more, from the jaws of victory and living up to its nickname AGAIN.
And some people wonder why I call the Republican Party...the STUPID party.
Merry Christmas from all of us here at United Conservatives. May you have a safe and wonderful Christmas.
God Bless our troops downrange and all over the world.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sic Semper Tyrannis
I wish good luck to the North Koreans.
Labels: North Korea
A companion piece to the one below. When I see reports like this, my faith in this country's future is restored.
Twenty-year-old Christine Rousselle of Maine recently wrote a column about her experiences with welfare recipients while working as a Walmart cashier (see earlier story). While she says she saw many people using the welfare system as it was intended, she was "really upset" by those who abused the privilege and did things incorrectly
With a record 46 million Americans now receiving food stamps and rampant abuse resulting in what the Wall Street Journal calls a “food stamp crime wave,” Nation reporter Lizzie Ratner believes that “deep racism” is “at the heart of conservative food stamp critiques”:
Sunday, December 18, 2011
And there was no Free Manning outside the courthouse. You just can't rely on people anymore.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
So…..do they suck WORSE than Obama?
All of the candidates are politicians. ALL of them think that government has answers….YES, even Ron Paul. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE IN POLITICS.
Romney is a front runner because he’s electable….except when he’s not. He’s conservative….except when he’s not. He’s a businessman….except when he’s not. He’s been running for office since the Last election. Desire for public office like this raises the hackles of many Americans. He’s a liberal Republican. Either we vote for him or Obama is elected and runs the nation into the ground like a meteor hitting the earth.
Gingrich is a front runner because he’s fighting back. He’s not electable….except he seems to have A LOT of support in many states. Is he a conservative? Depends on how you define conservative and to whom you compare it to……like the 1994 Democrats. Does he think government has the answers? Yep. If elected….he will use government power to enact “conservative” ideas, by HIS definition. This isn’t a secret and was, until recently, a point of attraction to many Republicans. Is he an insider? Yep. Is he a former philanderer? Yep. All of his scandals are common knowledge. Is that a point in favor or against his nomination? No one knows. Either we vote for him or Obama is elected and runs the nation into the ground like a meteor hitting the earth.
Perry is a front runner…or was. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to do well in the format that was chosen for this primary Charlie Foxtrot. His ideas, when presented, are huge applause lines. He’s consistent on message about downsizing the federal government. He’s pro-defense, pro-border enforcement, has executive experience, and has a record of improving business climates. According to some, he too, has grown government and his former “Democratness” is a liability, as his immigration stance. Either we vote for him or Obama is elected and runs the nation into the ground like a meteor hitting the earth.
Paul…..what can you say about Paul that hasn’t been said, refuted, argued about, refuted again, and repeated. His message about limited government is music to the Tea Party. His foreign policy, when more closely examined, is horrible. And his belief that America is the cause of all of our problems, his white washing of the fact that SOME governments across the world ARE evil…..is just the deal killer. Except he’s still better than another four years of Obama. Either we vote for him or Obama is elected and runs the nation into the ground like a meteor hitting the earth.
Bachmann should be the front runner. Face it…she would be historical….the first woman president. Of course we all know that’s only valid for liberal women. She’s the ideal of the Tea Party, seeking smaller government with libertarian overtones. She’s pro-defense and pro-border defense. She’s socially conservative. So…what’s holding her back? In my experience, something about her personality on TV grates on me. I’m sure that she is a wonderful person, but her TV personality seems shrill. And tactically, I think she’s weak. She continually emphasizes attacks on small points of her opponents, as “gotcha moments.” People are tired of “gotcha.” Either we vote for him or Obama ….you get the idea.
Huntsman should never have entered the race. What made him think that he could gain any traction?
Santorum has tried. Tried mightily to gain traction. And failed. If he gets any delegates, I’ll applaud. His conservative bonafides seem valid. But he does not connect with the voters.
So, since having a perfect candidate is completely ludicrous….do we stay home? Would McCain really have been worse that Obama? I don’t know. But is Obama BETTER THAN ANY OF THE ABOVE?
Some libertarians think so. Some are planning on voting for him as the lesser of two evils. They are hoping that a GOP dominated Congress will gridlock a President Obama that would not be checked by the need to get reelected. Or that Obama will get the blame for the upcoming disaster. Really? When has the GOP EVER stood up to the Democrat media and political machine? But I repeat myself. And Obama and the Democrats aren’t getting the blame NOW! The GOP ALWAYS gets the blame.
So, who of the above, if you plan to vote for a Republican candidate, will be able to withstand the liberal press and Obama?
Picture a President Obama without the need to get reelected and an establishment GOP in Congress. You didn’t think that the GOP is going to give the Tea Party any authority yet, did you?
Because it seems that we’ve already decided that our candidate will beat Obama. And we’re terrified what the assorted candidates might do. Or that we might get the blame if things go south. Have you thought that we might deserve the blame if we don’t even try and stay home?
Remember that old saying….”Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” First we have to beat Obama and its NOT going to be easy.
So go pick a freaking candidate. Don’t stay home. And then vote for the nominee.
You go to war with the army that you have. And this IS war.
Edit: cross posted and put on the Front Page at RedState!
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I wonder if we could do this with Congresscritters? Just walk in to their office, grab 'em by the sruff and scrotum and throw 'em out the door.
and he can be Mark Anthony to Queen DFC Wassamatterman Schultz's Cleopatra on the barge, floating down De Nile. Both of these mentally deficient asshats think if they keep saying something long enough, it will be true.
Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech this week declaring that vote fraud is “uncommon.” He also said in an interview to The Washington Post, “You constantly hear about voter fraud … but you don’t see huge amounts of vote fraud out there.” Eric Holder, along with others on the left, is worried that the truth will get out. Vote fraud denial is a project of the radical left to associate voter ID and other electoral reforms with racism of the past like Jim Crow, poll taxes, the KKK. Even comparisons to torturing and killing children have been made.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a
law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP,
all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took
only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it.
That was in 1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or
less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a
minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of
those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have
the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2. Congress (present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as allAmericans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should
serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person sends to a minimum of twenty people, then it will only
take three days for most people (in U.S.A. ) to receive the message. It
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS ………If you agree with the above, pass it
on. If not, just delete. You are one of my 20+..
Schocked right down to your core.
What's the real unemployment rate......not the one that measures partial employment, etc, but the real actual rate of people not employed or looking for work
Yep. How's that stimulus package working out?
h/t Shots Across the Bow
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I support the free market system and freedom of speech, because frankly, one can't exist without the other. I applaud Lowe's for listening to the majority of their customers who think the minimalization of Islamic beliefs through media is simply a back-door to the acceptance of Islam as a legitimate religion, when we all know it's a cult of terrror and cannot exist in its pure form in a democratic republic like America.
Lowes has always gotten my business. They will continue to get it.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The current occupy wall street movement is the best illustration to date of what barack hussein obama's America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Pig Candy popularizer. (Yes, I invented a word to describe a librarian.)
Successful 2nd Amendment Rights activist.
Every woman in my life now either has or is considering a gun for self-defense. Many of them have gone on to get their CCW, including my mom.
She has decided that it's time and so, has departed quietly. Her work here is done. She is not returning, according to an email. The Breda Fallacy has ended.
Thank you, Breda, for all of the free ice cream. Your posts will be missed by all of us. Good luck with your future endeavors. You did good work. Congratulations.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Let Mr. Cain bust Bambi's chops for the lousy job he's done as President. Let the successful businessman mop the floor with the academic elitist. Cain will have Bambi walking down the road kicking cans and talking to himself by the time its over.
Write-in time. Screw politcs. This is about the future of America. You can choose Occupy Wall Street with the freeloaders and greedy slobs or Occupy Your Street with responsibilities and a paycheck. Time to choose.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Herman Cain caused the testicles of the men and women in left-wing politics and media (and some conservatives) to shrink and bladders to lose control. A successful conservative black American who has never held elected office cannot be allowed to demonstrate the outcomes attainable when one works hard and plays by the rules.
So to the enemedia, the VLWM, the LSM, enjoy your victory today. But just remember to be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.
On November 30, CNN’s T. J. Holmes gave us a great example of how the Old Media is soft peddling the law-breaking going on at the Occupy events in order to make these events seem far less dangerous and illicit than they are. Like many in the Old Media, Holmes seems desperate to give lawbreaking Occupiers as much cover as possible — a benefit they never offered the tea partiers.Because the TEA Party rallies NEVER NEEDED THE COVER.
In fairness, I must admit to having knowledge of, but not direct involvement with, an arrest that was made in DC on 12 September 2009 during the first TEA Party Rally. An attendee was enjoying dinner at a DC resturant and made the mistake of re-arranging a picture of Dear Leader which was encroaching on her space. The resturant manager, one of those indispensable individuals we here refer to as "an officious little prick" filed a complaint with DC Metro citing property damage.
Now we have our own gang of "officious little pricks" right here in River City RVA ready to give lawbreakers carte blanche at Kanahwa Plaza while threatening our Richmond TEA Party with an audit of their business taxes. Double-standard? There's no double-standard here, move along, nothing to see.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
I'm still not ready to believe a word of the accuser's story,
and Mr Cain needs to account for every minute this woman claims he spent with her.
As Paul R Hollrah said in the comments section:
Paul R. Hollrah // Nov 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm
Nor is his name Herman Clinton.
I suppose it is Neal Boortz’s, Sean Hannity’s, and Rush Limbaugh’s newness to the conservative cause that makes them ignorant of the full significance of the effort to destroy Herman Cain. They seem not to understand that the one thing liberals and Democrats cannot have is for young blacks to see what can happen to a black child who goes to school, studies, and works hard.
If they did, and if blacks then voted for Republicans and Democrats in roughly the same percentages as the rest of the population, the balance of power in the US Senate today would be 59 Republicans, 39 Democrats, and 2 Independents. I have studied every Senate race in the 2006, 2008, and 2010 Senate campaigns and that’s what the study shows.
Given what is at stake, the stories about Herman cannot be believed unless there is positive proof. Democrats will do literally anything… including murder… to see to it that he does not succeed.