Tuesday, October 15, 2013


"...street thugs, hoods, communists, agitators, grifters and idiots..." hilariously!

Losing Hope

This video shows police trying to rip a flag out of the hands of a protestor in D.C.

It's stuff like this that is making me lose hope that if the order ever came for the police and military to turn on the citizenry that it wouldn't be carried out.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Open It Up

From the Washington Examiner:

Even though isolated barricades with "closed" signs remained on the National Mall on Tuesday, the setup for the immigration reform rally said otherwise. 
A giant stage with lights and an "Immigration Reform Now" banner was set up in the center of the mall, along with three large portable screens. 
On one side of the mall, more than 100 porta potties were set up for protesters who will attend the rally today. 
As several groups of musicians performed sound checks, a lone National Park Service employee arrived to survey the scene, but referred me to the Park Service communications office and left when I asked her why she was called into work today. 
As the Washington Examiner reported Monday, rally organizers said that they would be allowed by the NPS to carry out their protest under their First Amendment rights.

I say let them protest. Since when do you need permission from the government to protest the government?

That said, I think that the barring of public places - especially national parks and open-air monuments - during the government "shutdown" is government stupidity beyond belief and typical of the kind of thinking that creates wasteful government spending in the first place.

If it doesn't usually cost any money to run something - and now suddenly barring access to that thing DOES cost money - how is that doing anyone any good?

From Freedom to Chains

God bless Paul Harvey.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thoughts on the Government Shutdown

I had some windshield time yesterday, which meant plenty of time to listen to the radio and all the moaning about the government shutting down.  Here are some thoughts I had as I was driving:

If the morons in Congress wouldn't rely on continuing resolutions to fund our country to begin with we wouldn't be in this mess it all. If they would just passed a yearly budget as it is constitutionally mandated then none of this would be happening.

Running the country by brinkmanship is what brought us to this point.

We need to remember that it is not right for the national parks to be open.

Wait. So you need to tell me that 40% of government employees are nonessential to the running of government? That just sounds wasteful to me, especially since Congress (Nancy Pelosi, in particular) tells us that "the cupboard  is bare" and that there are no more cuts that can be made.

The Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare is actually a tax. So basically this government shutdown is the House of Representatives trying to give the American public tax cut. And the president and the senate are resisting such a tax cut.

Harry Reid saying that "Obamacare is the law of the land" and that the Republicans should just accept that and give up the fight is completely hypocritical. And since when can laws not be amended, stricken down or defunded?