26 October 2009

Halloween Masks

Has anyone been able to find an Obama Halloween mask? They always have masks of other presidents but I haven't been able to find Obama. I haven't checked any of the big stores yet that specialize in that sort of thing this time of year. Maybe they will have 'em.

25 October 2009

I am a part time ninja

Sorry I have been posting so infrequently lately. I am a part time ninja now and this new job has me keeping pretty busy.

23 October 2009

I Admit It! I Am A Republican Donor

I am officially a Republican donor now. I got one of those policy surveys in the mail that are actually just letters from the RNC begging for money. I usually throw them away, but today I filled out the survey and I sent them some money. I sent the RNC $1,000.

On a completely unrelated topic, the other day I was playing Homer Simpson Operation with my kids. It is just like the classic game Operation, but Homer is the patient and he says D'oh. So anyway, there is money in the game with a picture of Homer Simpson on it of course.

Yeah the $1,000 I sent to the RNC was in the form of two $500 Homer dollar bills. I wrote a note on the back of one of them. It read: "You better hold on to this, it will be worth more than the U.S. dollar soon!" I really hope they appreciate my sense of humor. At least I put a stamp on the envelope so they won't have to pay for the postage.

16 October 2009

Are We All Fascists Now?

Great post from Hawaiian Libertarian:

Government Regulation + Industry = Cartel


A revolution is underway in America right now. Chairman Obama and his assortment of Marxist thugs and pseudo-intellectuals that he has appointed as Czars or advisors are rapidly implementing their plans. Everything they have done up to this point is straight out of all the old communist playbooks. These people have followed every tenet of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. These radicals emulate mass murderers like Chairman Mao, Castro, and Che' Guevara. They openly express admiration for dictators like Hugo Chavez. While Obama has thus far remained aloof from the philosophical unity between the members of his administration and the Marxist thugs and tyrants of the last 100 years, it is very concerning that such dangerous and anti-American sycophants are surrounding the president and controlling the levers of power in Washington. They have formulated a coalition of corrupt union and political allies from across the spectrum to facilitate a complete takeover. The intention and systematic destruction of our financial and economic systems is nearing a tipping point. Soon there will be no going back. I do not think 2010 or 2012 will come soon enough to prevent the collapse and eventual takeover of America by Marxist radicals. We have to stop them now and the first battle is healthcare. The proposed healthcare program is a ruse. It has little or nothing to do with reforming our healthcare system. It is all being done behind our backs. There is no single draft of the healthcare bill; instead it is a patchwork of various bills from different committees in both houses of Congress being pieced together in closed door meetings of high ranking Congressional scumbags. This "hellthcare" bill is in reality a measure towards the eventual enslavement of the people of the United States of America. The taxes, regulations, and new government bureaucracy the bills call for will thrust government control into the private lives of every American and destroy the capitalist system upon which America was founded and her greatness was achieved. Don't count on the republicans to stop the democrats and defeat the ever expanding statist regime. They might slow things down a bit, but the end result is essentially the same. BOTH political parties must be defeated. I am calling for an Independent counter-revolution. Just as the TEA Parties, townhall meetings, and 9-12 rallies across the country showed a surging pulse for anti-statism, I believe it is time the rest of America woke up and took this country back from a political elite bent on control and power and the growth of government. These political elitists are forming an oligarchy and will try to destroy our Republic. They are waiting for an emergency. There will be a national emergency that they will use to supplant the Constitution and impose irreversible control over every aspect of the people's lives. It could be a terrorist attack, some kind of widespread domestic violence, or further economic collapse. The latter is the most likely as most indicators point to a "double dip" depression coming in the next few years which will probably take a decade to recover from. Let me be clear, I DO NOT advocate violence. The counter-revolution must be peaceful or we will only play into the hands of the statists. We must, as Beck has said, model ourselves after Gandhi and MLK. Peaceful resistance will prevail over the thuggish community organizer tactics used by the left. They will strike violently first. They already have shown their tendency towards violence, as demonstrated by the SEIU thugs who assaulted a townhall protestor earlier this year. They may even create the violence that they will then use as their excuse to implement their plans. Don't be surprised if the news shows some crazy person, who they will claim is a 'right-winger', committing some act of violence. Also don't be surprised if the guy ends up being affiliated with the unions or ACORN or some other arm of the Marxist revolution currently underway. Prepare yourself and family for the worst and pray for the best. All of this can be avoided. The Marxists and Statists have already overplayed their hand in a few ways, and they have underestimated the will and intelligence of the American people. The people are waking up and making their voices heard. The people will stop this and they will do it peacefully. The economic turmoil might even be avoided if we are able to stop now and reverse course. There are so many variables and any unknown circumstance that I have failed to consider may very well end the revolutionaries' power grab without a shot being fired. I hope that I am wrong about the nightmare that is unfolding and I hope that it can be prevented. For now it is best to be vigilant and active in opposing anything that the politicians try to do in the next couple of years. Suspect everything the political parties tell us. Do not trust them. A healthy skepticism of government must once again be bred into the American fabric. We have lost our sense of responsibility over the years and we fell asleep guarding our liberty. We are waking up now, but I fear we are too late.

15 October 2009

Top 5 Quotes From This Year's Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Reposted from Gateway Pundit

1. Obama on his political opponents:  "They Bring a Knife...We Bring a Gun"

2. Obama to his supporters: "Get in Their Faces!"

3. Obama on ACORN mobs: "I don't want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I'm angry!"

4. Obama to his mercenary army: "Hit Back Twice As Hard"

5. Obama on the killer Iranian regime murdering their own people in the street: "The Iranians are having a robust debate."

08 October 2009

Troop Morale Declining

From Gateway Pundit A report shows US troops in Afghanistan are losing heart. Morale has declined dramatically since Obama has been president,

I can vouch for authenticity here. Not one of my military friends, comrades, or co-workers have faith or confidence in Obama. He has not earned our respect. Obama is blatantly hostile towards the military and surrounds himself with thugs who hate us. Left-wingers have always hated the US military and they make our job harder. The leftists get people like me killed. Unfortunately the same leftists who hate us and undermine our efforts are running the democrat party and the country.

I know people in the military that will not reenlist if Obama is reelected. There are people I know that have already gotten out for that same reason. They don't trust Obama or his leftwing allies. Neither do I. There was a big deal made over an article that Human Events published where the author considered the possibility of a military coup in this country should Obama go too far. No one wants that to happen, but it is not crazy to consider the possibilities. It is highly unlikely and it would be a dangerous situation, but in science nothing is ever impossible and we delude ourselves to think that the unthinkable will never occur. You only need look back a few years to see how wrong we have been in the past. The unthinkable has happened before and will happen again. People that fear Obama is taking us to a totalitarian end are villified, but they are in fact simply following events to their logical conclusions. Read history. This path has been laid out before. We are naive to think we are immune from history. That is why the military is wary of Obama and his policies. We pay attention to history and to the principles of freedom. Obama is blantantly defying those principles

05 October 2009

Quote of the Day

"I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of Tyranny over the mind of man"

~ Thomas Jefferson

Obama Snubs Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama has met with every US President since 1991. This year Obama, under Chinese pressure, is snubbing the respected leader of Tibet. Gateway Pundit has the story. 

This has been a troubling theme for Obama. Every time he has a chance to stand up for freedom, he sides with the dictator. He basically ignored the Iranian people when they protested in the streets against the election fraud, he has sided with leftist thugs Chavez and Castro by supporting Hondurian wannabe dictator Zelaya, and he abandoned our allies in Poland and the Czech Republic so that he can cozy up to Putin. Obama has been wrong on every foreign policy issue he has thus far encountered. When Iran tries to nuke Israel or China invades Tawain we are in serious trouble. This guy is either stupidly naive or inherently evil. It is one or the other. The President of the United States is supposed to be the leader of the free world. Obama seems to prefer being the leader of third world leftist hellholes. All of the world's dictators are salivating at the thought of Obama. They either love him, as Momar and Hugo do, or they are drooling at the opportunity to exploit his weakness, as Makmood "Imadinnerjacket" (or whatever the Iranian dictator's name is) probably is. In either case it spells certain danger for freedom loving nations and for America in particular.

03 October 2009

Obama's Lemmings

"I have always said that individually people can be smart and reasonable. Put those same people into a crowd, political party, or government, however, and you will get a dumb and overzealous beast. For some reason the herding instincts take over and people just follow the leader, even if they are leading them over a cliff."

-William James Epler

I made this statement a very long time ago and I am amazed at just how true it has become. Obama and his followers are willing to destroy this country in order to achieve their political goals. The modern Democrat Party is absolutely insane, or at least its leaders and/or puppet masters are. The Republican Party is basically irrelevant and completely devoid of philosophical leadership. God help us we are stuck between choosing a quick bloody death on a fiery rocket ship (the democrats) or decapitation on a slow motion train wreck (the republicans). If there are any reasonable democrats left WAKE UP! We need you! If there are any reasonable politicians, democrat or republican, that will put the country and the people before power and party then stand up and lead! The independents need to wake up and lead this country and stop ceding power to the 20% on each fringe of the political spectrum. Political parties and special interest groups, like unions and big corporations, need to be rooted out of the system and eliminated from the halls of power in this country. The people need to be in charge again. I am sick of the two parties, Two Card Monty bullshit. It's time to fire all the corrupt bastards and end the political games and career politicians' leeching of the system. Obama embodies all of the things I hated about Bush, and lacks the one thing that I admired Bush for. At least Bush was willing to stand up for America's interests and was willing to tell the rest of the world to (paraphrase) "go fuck themselves". When it comes to foreign policy, Obama is a naive pushover with all of the skill, maturity, and experience of a soiled diaper. I just hope we can get a new Congress in 2010 to slow the march to obsolescence and ruin before it is too late. Then, hopefully in 2012, someone skillful enough to undo the damage will become president. I don’t care what political party wins, I just want people to solve problems and stop playing games. The republicans failed when they were in charge, and now the democrats are failing miserably. We need leaders like Jefferson, Franklin, or Washington, or more recently Reagan and JFK. Hell, I’d even settle for a Bill Clinton at this point. Even he wasn’t willing to destroy the country and he was smart enough to move to the middle out of self-preservation. He was still a disaster on the foreign policy and national security front, but today self-preservation would dictate he make better decisions. People can be reasonable and smart as individuals. Right now special interest groups and politicians are running the country and there is a whole lot of “group think” going on. As Kierkegaard says “the crowd is untruth” and right now the crowd is marching us off of a cliff. 

02 October 2009

Quote of the Day

"He who wishes to fight must first count the cost. When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength. Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain. Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor dampened, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue... In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns."

-Sun Tzu

Meanwhile in Afghanistan we sit and wait. The president should read The Art of War.

01 October 2009

What Am I Reading?

I want to address a brief conversation that occurred Monday in class. I was asked “what book are you reading?” I was actually reading three books at once for a while there, but the only one I have yet to completely finish is the 5000 Year Leap by Cleo Skousen. It is the kind of book you can put down for a while and go right back to. That is because it is essentially a history book. It is the Principles of Freedom 101, and it contains historical data and insight into the minds of the Founding Fathers that has been sadly omitted from the crappy history textbooks most schools use these days. It is certainly more accurate and complete than anything I read as a student. I was then asked what else Skousen had written and I wasn’t sure but I thought I saw he had co-written The Real George Washington or The Real Ben Franklin. Turns out I was a little off on my memory there, but he did write a history book called The Making of America. Then the questioner replied “but aren’t those Conservative books?” How does one answer that? I didn’t realize that there was a certain kind of book for a certain group and it was a mutually exclusive relationship. How does a history book qualify as Conservative or otherwise? When I was asked this I simply replied “I don’t know about that…” I had neither the time nor interest in explaining such things to someone who already has decided to see the world through a filter. For some reason, though this has bugged me. I have had instructors in the past that tried to punish me academically for my point of view. I argued with my government teacher and won. I lost points on sociology papers for not conforming to the instructor’s world view. I do not back down from my convictions. I certainly reserve the right to pick my battles, however. The college atmosphere is supposed to embrace diversity, but I have observed a lot of bias and suppression of diversity of thought in my college career up to this point. So yes, I suppose some would qualify these books as Conservative in nature, but they are also liberal. Classical Liberalism believed in individuality, free markets, and limited government intrusion into the lives of the people. Conservatism is Classical Liberalism. Most people do not understand the lexicon, let alone the philosophical ideals behind the political movements that dominate our country. I cannot be corralled into a category. It is not that damn simple and I do not play the stupid partisan games anymore.