Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Could Schools Ban Cell Phones?

If you haven’t seen the video below, you have most likely been living in a cave. But I am sure, dear reader, that you are aware. But I am not posting this as news, but as a reminder.

Plus, how long do you think it will be before schools ban cell phones in the classroom? The incident above could very well been considered a watershed event, exposing leftist and socialist teachers for what they really are. Now, before I get a bunch of comments from teachers, please note that I do know there are many teachers out there that able to maintain their neutrality and get the bias from the classroom, or have conservative values.

I know that the kind of recording that took place in North Carolina last month could embolden others to do the same thing. And while I think we may be coming close to crossing a line, keeping teachers in line who believe the classroom is for leftist manipulation is a good idea. The possibility of being recorded by a student might go a long way towards these kinds of teachers from spending too much time praising the “Dear Leader”.

But, you and I know that the teachers unions have immense power and will do everything possible to keep these records from happening. How long will it be before a school district bans the phone from the classroom? Has it already happened? How long before it more than just an isolated district here and there?

Conservative Blogger Jailed

Last Friday I posted this little article about some of the harassment being experienced by conservative bloggers from a convicted domestic terrorist. It was mostly just links to several stories by these bloggers. The blogger that is pretty much front and center of this whole fiasco is a certain fellow (and his family) from Maryland. Well, it seems that this individual has been taken into custody and placed in jail.

Absolute miscarriage of justice if you ask me. This is a freedom of speech issue and the Maryland judge has probably violated his 1st Amendment rights.

Not only has the individual and his wife have lost their jobs through what are mostly likely lies and deceit, but he will now have a record.

Probably the scariest thing about all of this is the possibility that other could also be jailed just for speaking their minds on certain subject matters. If you are any sort of student of history, does any of this give you a moment of pause? While our current sitting President probably had nothing to do with the judge's ruling, the current atmosphere of tramping down opposing views by both the White House (Attack Twitter, since deleted) and the lame stream media's absolute silence on this issue probably gave the judge the impression that his ruling would go unnoticed.

There are times when liberty dies a sudden and voilent death (Think Germany mid 1930's) and other times it dies slowly due to a thousand little cuts (think America now).

Saturday, May 26, 2012


All I can say is: WAAAAAAAAAAA.

You lie in the world you create.

Chris "The Thrill" Matthews created this world as one of the leftist media’s greatest Obama fans.

In the video he tries to answer an interview question regarding the “thrill” episode back before the 2008 election (coronation?) of President Barack Obama. He spends an inordinate amount of time trying (and failing) to put “the thrill” into context. Matthews should have been a politician. Just like the rest of them he is incapable of just a simple "yes" or "no" answer, which was requested by the host.

Watch the original below. Oh, and please note the slobbering by Keith “I keep getting fired because I’m an Idiot” Olbermann at the beginning of the clip.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Blogburst (Harassment Issue)

Over the past few weeks and story has been developing in the blogging world that I thought you might be interested in reading about. If you are like me and spend time reading many different blogs, you are probably already aware of this story. If you don’t spend much time on line, this story is something you really need to see to believe.

It seems that a convicted felon has been harassing bloggers who dare blog the truth about his past and current activities. This guy has a history of violence, being convicted of a string of bombings back in the early 1980s, one where a man was so severely injured that he later took his own life. In the present, there are some questions whether his non-profit organization is completely on the up-and-up. Details about all of this are within the links provided.

I am not going to rehash it all right here. Since my blogging has had to take a backseat to making a living I haven’t been part of what is going on. And even if I had been able to blog, I’m not so sure that I would have taken on this story.

The level of harassment experienced by these bloggers is some to behold and should shake your sense of freedom to its core.

But rather that spend much time on it, I am going to provide you with some links that I think you might find interesting.

Over at Patterico’s Pontifications, the writer describes a harrowing event that nearly got him killed. If you think that is hyperbole then I don’t think I can explain it to you any better than Pat can.

Another blogger and his family were forced to abandon their home after an associate of the convicted felon called the workplace of the blogger’s wife.

Probably the most detailed accounting of harassment committed against a blogger is here at this link. Due to the nature of the harassment and the people who are doing it, the employer of said blogger, and his wife, were fired from their jobs. The employer was fearful that the harasser would do something at the job site.

As always, Michelle Malkin has a great rundown and plenty-o-links to go around.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Many have called President Obama the “Apologizer In-Chief” and for very good reason.

Who can forget this image of the president bowing to the Saudi King?

Or when he bowed to the Japanese Emperor?

Or how about how about when he apologized to Muslims during a speech in Egypt early in his presidency?

So, could anyone image him, or anyone in his administration, saying anything like these folks below?

In the early 1960’s Charles DeGaulle, President of France, told JFK’s Secretary of State Dean Rusk that he wanted all US military presence gone from France after France pulled out of NATO.

Rusk responded, “Does that include those who are buried here?”

Not a big fan of Colin Powell since he voted for Obama after flirting with a run at the presidency as a Republican a few years back. I have wanted to ask him if he voted for Obama because of his policy positions or for another reason. I mean, why would a long time Republican suddenly decided that a Socialist-Democrat had all the answers?

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ‘empire building’ by George Bush.

Powell answered by saying, “Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return.”

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking parts, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, “Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?”

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: “Our carrier have three hospitals that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day; they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day; and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and their flight decks. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?”

This one is my personal favorite:

A US Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the US, English, Australian, and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but French Admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, “Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?”

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, “Maybe it’s because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t have to speak German.”

This next one isn’t exactly the same as above but I wanted to include it anyway. Anytime anyone tweaks the noses of the French I gotta love it.

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman, arrived in Paris by plane. At French customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in has carry on.

“You have been to France before, monsieur?” the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”

The American said, “The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible…Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France,” snorted the snotty French customs official.

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, “Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchman to show a passport to.”

Memorial Day is fast approaching. For many out there, this is the start of summer. But for a rapidly dwindling generation, it is time to remember those who did not come back from Europe or the Pacific Theater. I want you to remember not only those who we left behind more than 65 years ago but those that did come home. There aren’t very many of them left and if you have a chance to say thank you, please take a moment out of your day. You’ll be glad you did, trust me on this.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Take Care Where You Park

Something a little different for you folks to read today.

As many of you know I am now driving a truck for a living. It is not exactly what I want to do with my life, but I have to put bread on the table and for the time being this what I am going to do.

So in addition to blogging my thoughts on politics and whatnot, I will also include some of my thoughts about being on the road and upload a few pictures when I can.

Some of the thoughts I will have might rub some of my readers the wrong way because I am going to complain about some of the things that I witness out there on the road. When you read this I want you to remember something. I will probably put more miles on the road in one week then you will in a couple of month. Think about this, on an average day, I will do about 500 miles. That is an average week for many of you.

The other day I was waiting on my turn to get a load of bagged seed loaded into my trailer. It was beautiful day in Eastern Washington. The sun was out with a light breeze. The location was in an obvious industrial area with many small manufacturers and similar businesses up and down the several streets. At one point this car pulled up and stopped on the side of the street and stayed there for about 30 minutes.

No big deal, right?

Actually it was a big deal.

The person had decided to park right in a location that was used by truckers to gain some space for getting their rigs in and out of a loading dock.

Here is something for you to remember: If you are in an industrial area, and this includes businesses that serve the agricultural community, take care where you park. If you see an area along the sides of the streets and roads that look heavily worn and compacted keep in mind that this was mostly likely caused be trucks repeatedly crossing over that area as they enter and exit the local businesses.

Some will claim ignorance of how all this operates and that is fine. But in the case of the person I saw parking in situation described above, I know full well they were aware of where they were at because one of the employees of the seed business came out and got their lunch from the driver. In the time this person was parked there, one truck tried to exit the dock. They were able to get the rig out, but not after backing up twice just to make the corner. And the driver of the car did nothing to help, didn’t even offer to move.

If you don’t see other cars parked in these worn areas, take heed. The space is well worn for a reason. Please notice where the cars are parked and make every effort to park there. Those spots are so designated for a reason.

Occupiers Hit Seattle

Well gang, today was May 1st, the day that all communists and socialists celebrate for reason that are sort of unclear to me.

Because the Occupy “Something” movement is rife with communists and socialists supposedly fighting for the 99% they decided that a day celebrated in the old Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact nations, North Korea, and others who have a decidedly leftist bent in their philosophy that May 1st was a great day to kick off the 2012 Occupy movement.

As could be expected, the leftist colony that is Seattle and King County, suffered through their idiocy on this fine May day.

Windows at several Wells Fargo branch were forced to shut down due to shattered windows.

Nike Downtown also suffered a similar fate.

The protesters also set a small fire in front of the US Court of Appeals and also nailed it with paintballs. Interestingly, this court house is probably one of the more friendly venues for leftist/progressives as this court has a decidedly liberal lean.

A Porche Ceyenne was spray painted with anarchist symbols.

One thing that really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me why would these people do these kinds of things in a city that is renowned for their liberal and progressive leanings? The Seattle area has over a million people, a goodly portion of those folks would gladly proclaim their support for any and all causes liberal. Yet here the Occupy folks are going downtown, destroying property that more than likely belongs to people who, if they don’t outright support them, then at least have sympathies for the Occupiers.

If the Tea Party had demonstrated in the same fashion, do you think the 2010 midterm elections would have gone the same route? Not a chance. We tend to shed people who are extremists; we minimize them as quickly as we can. Take the knuckleheads who make up the white power group. They support many of the causes we do. They want smaller government, they don’t want their gun rights taken, they want traditional families. But they are too far out there for anyone who is mainstream conservative to even given them the time of day. Because of the way we have distanced ourselves from these kinds of people, they have really ceased to be anything more than a bad curiosity. Yet many of the folks who had damage done to their property and so forth will say nothing to push these people further into the reaches of nothingness.

I would also like to point out that Seattle has two main newspapers: The Seattle Times and the Seattle PI. The PI is left leaning while the Times tends to be more middle of the road. Guess which newspaper sent out updates via e-mail notices to their subscribers.
I really like this post over at Doug Ross’s site.

He basically takes the word “Totalitarianism” and breaks it down piece by piece to show you how Obama and his administration are functioning. I wonder if people knew this was the “change” that was referred to during his campaign if he would have won the election.

I have had this queasy feeling for quite some time about how Obama does things. Doug really does a good job of putting it together for you.