Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Dodgers Are Serious This Year



It appears that the Los Angeles Dodgers are really serious about getting to the big dance, The World Series, this year http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080731&content_id=3230634&vkey=news_la&fext=.jsp&c_id=la&partnerId=rss_la with the biggest in-season trade in Los Angeles Dodger history.

My beloved Bums landed Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez in a three-way trade that included the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates get from the Dodgers third baseman Andy LaRoche, and top pitching prospect Bryan Morris. The Red Sox get Jason Bay from the Pirates.

The best part of the deal is that the Red Sox, so desperate to unload the unhappy Ramirez, will pay the remainder of his $7,000,000 annual salary. And, because Ramirez is a free agent at the end of the season, he may very well be a short-timer in a Dodger uniform.

So, in not costing the Dodgers but two prospects, they have one of the best hitters in the game today. Ramirez is still playing well at 36 years old. Ramirez has 20 homers and 68 RBI's and a .299 batting average.

This trade along with the acquisition of third baseman Casey Blake from the Cleveland Indians shows that Dodger GM Ned Coletti is serious about bringing it home this year, the twentieth anniversary of the last World's Championship in Los Angeles. Not to be outdone, the Anaheim Angels* were not to be outdone in acquiring Mark Texiera from the Atlanta Braves.

These two teams, the Dodgers and the Angels are serious and looking at a possibility of finally bringing a Freeway Series to the people of Southern California.

Now, that would be one for the books!

*The Angels are NEVER, EVER to be referred to as the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" on this blog. They will be referred to as the Anaheim Angels!

Chuckle Of The Day

You have got to love this one!
It is in response to the "suggestion" from the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, Sen. Messiah Barack that if we just made sure our car tires are properly inflated, sort of like the rationale for his candidacy, and make sure to get those oil changes, we would so improve our gas mileage. And, thus there would be no need for that nasty offshore oil drilling. Or worse, exploration of ANWR.
It really is amazing that on the basis of a speech at the 2004 Democrat National Convention, a couple of pedestrian books, and being thoroughly against the war in the Iraq theatre in the War Against Islamofacist Terror, this is the Democrat nominee for president.
I write this a lot, but it bears a rewrite.
Sen. Hillary Clinton must be smacking her head up against a wall on a daily basis screaming, "I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT I LOST TO THIS GUY!"
Now, may I write this.
I feel your pain!
Oh well, 95 more days until we can, mercifully, put an end to this presidential death march.

HT: Rush Limbaugh @ www.rushlimbaugh.com

VOTE NOW!

There are roughly about 10 hours for you to help the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain pick his vice-presidential candidate.
Go over to the sidebar and leave your vote at "Help John McCain Pick His VP"
Only two votes?! I know that more of you have some thoughts on the subject.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another Why McCain Should Pick Romney Story

Yes, I know, another reason why presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain should pick Mitt Romney for vice-president http://www.realclearpolitics.com/horseraceblog/2008/08/mccain_should_pick_romney_and.html story, but I want to point you into a very important thread of the story:

However McCain has an asset that Hillary simply lacked. He can outsource the attacks, handing the duties over to the veep pick. McCain can go back to being the maverick straight-talker while the vice-presidential nominee can go after Obama.
This is why McCain should select Mitt Romney as his veep.
Anybody who followed the primaries closely noted that Romney was a frequent critic of his fellow Republicans. His campaign put him on the attack early and often. I thought this was a bad strategy, and I noted it at the time. That being said, Romney executed this bad strategy very well. He reminded me of a cross between Al Smith and Spiro Agnew. Chris Cilizza recently referred to him as the "smiling assassin." For what they were, his primary attacks were very good.
Picking Romney means putting the McCain campaign's attacks in his mouth. That should make them much more effective. Never in his political career has Obama encountered an opponent who can land a blow as well as Romney. Furthermore, picking Romney will help retain McCain's reputation. If McCain does not have to attack Obama, he can return to being the maverick straight talker.
In other words, a McCain-Romney ticket might be able to do what McCain has so far failed utterly to do. McCain can emphasize how he is an acceptable Republican. Romney can emphasize how Obama is needlessly risky.


A point that I have mentioned many times on this blog. It was Mr. Romney who was willing to be very aggressive with fellow Republicans. Mr. Romney was not afraid to go for the throat.
And, we know that Sen. "F--- You" McCain looked awful when he counter-attacked Mr. Romney, especially at the Republican debate at the Reagan Library in March.
I love the line about the smiling assassin. It is something more than anything else Sen. "F--- You" McCain needs desperately.
Read the whole article. It makes some compelling arguments for and against a Romney nod for vice-president. But, the writer ends up urging Sen. "F--- You" McCain to ask Mitt Romney to be the choice for vice-president. As do I.

HT: Ed Morrisey @ www.hotair.com

Mr. Goodwrench Obama Has A Solution For Better Gas Milage-And So There Does Not Need To Be New Oil Drilling

Whew! What a title! But, as you will read, the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, Sen. Messiah Barack has offered a solution to help the American people combat high gas prices.

There's things that you can do individually though to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated. Simple thing. But we could save all the oil they are talking about getting off drilling if everybody was just inflating their tires. And getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much.

That is right. The Mr. Goodwrench solution so that a) we make sure our tires are properly inflated. b) and do not forget the 3,000 mile oil change along with that tire inflation.
It is absolutely disturbing that this man, Sen. Messiah Barack, says such ridiculous things and no one calls him on it.
What Sen. Messiah Barack is saying is that one of the reasons there is a spike in oil prices is, once again, we are stupid. If we just took better care of our cars, we would not be spending so much for gas. Ridiculous.
It is not a tire inflation problem, Sen. Messiah Barack.
It is a problem that we have heard for almost as long as I have been alive, 44 years on God's green earth. The problem is that the United States is not energy independent. We import more of our oil, made into gasoline for our cars, trucks, airplanes than we produce. We have not built a new oil refinery in more than two decades. That's decades! We have not built a new nuclear power plant in more than three decades. Again, that's decades!
So, because we import a great deal of our oil from rather unstable parts of the world, whenever there is tension, there will be a spike in the price of a barrel of crude oil.
It is not just speculators. It is looking into the future and seeing trends. If there is any serious possibility that Israel will militarily stop the maniacal Shia Islamofacist regime in Iran from developing nuclear weapons, that will create huge problems. And that will directly affect the United States in almost any way imaginable. Economically, politically and possibly socially.
The solution that the Republicans have offered is very comprehensive.
Allow for offshore oil drilling. Open up exploration in ANWR. Continue to look for viable alternatives, such as biofuels. Allow for 45 new nuclear power plants. Developing wind power, solar power. It is something for everyone, sort of a smorgasbord of aspects with one goal in mind. Making the United States energy independent once and for all.
But, no, the Democrats do not want that nasty oil drilling off shore. Nor in ANWR. No new nuclear power plants. But, they do want to develop wind and solar power. As long as it does not affect the view of many a liberal elite.
And, today, Sen. Messiah Barack said we just need to get more air in our tires and get those tuneups.
Question for The Anointed One. Will you be donning your Mr. Goodwrench uniform and making sure that our tires are properly inflated? Are you going to do that oil change? Na, I didn't think so!

HT: Hugh Hewitt @ www.hughhewitt.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Note To Fellow Evangelicals-Get Used To Mitt Romney!

Again, we have a story in the Washington Times about some evangelicals ranting that they will not vote for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain if he asks former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to be his vice-presidential choice.
I recently wrote of this phenomenon http://rightviewfromtheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2008/07/do-some-evangelicals-really-want-sen.html and ask the question again. Do evangelicals really want Sen. Messiah Barack to be the president of the United States?
There seems to be no other reason that these evangelicals have saved their gun powder for Mitt Romney. Somehow, some must really think that Mr. Romney would use a governmental position to spread the Gospel of Joe Smith. Yet, the bluer-than-blue people of Massachusetts seemed to not fear his Mormonism. He won the governor's race with 51% of the vote. And, as I have noted before, there was no significant spike in new Mormons during Mr. Romney's turn in office.
Matt Lewis at Townhall.com http://www.townhall.com/blog/g/ca9503d0-1ffc-4686-932a-56a99d3c852d gives a little background and, correctly, points out that this is an old story that was big in April of this year. I am with Mr. Lewis. I suspect that it is the last gasp of the Rev. Mike Huckabee supporters to force him on the ticket with Sen. "F--- You" McCain.
It ain't gonna happen! If Sen. "F--- You" McCain wants to hand the election to Sen. Messiah Barack, then put the Rev. Mike on as number two. It will be 1964 all over again, carrying only the solid south.
And, here is something to note. Mr. Romney will do more to pursue to aims of evangelical Christians as vice-president than Sen. "F--- You" McCain will do as president. And, I have no problem with that. In faith, we do not agree. In politics, we are in strong agreement.
So, once again my fellow evangelicals, please put away the theology and understand that there is no evangelical in the race. Certainly not Sen. "F--- You" McCain, lapsed Episcopalian and worshiping in a Baptist church in Phoenix. Not the Christian charlatan, Sen. Messiah Barack. And, if the rumor mill is even close and Sen. Messiah Barack picks Virginia governor Tim Kaine for his number two, a modernist Roman Catholic. So, we can only influence if we are politically friendly with those who will promote common interests.
Buck up, and back Mitt Romney for vice-president.

A-OK In Right View Land

Just to let you know, yes there was an earthquake today here in Right View Land, but all is OK.
It seemed to be a long one and being in a second floor office does not help. But, other than a few frayed nerves and a frightened dog, we are all right. And the chances of this being a foreshock to a greater quake lessens with each passing minute.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Prayers For Robert Novak

This report is not good news as columnist and Fox News Channel analyst Robert Novak has been admitted and is recieving treatment for a brain tumor.
Here is to a speedy recovery. Please pray for Robert Novak and his family.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Is This Election A Parallel To 1948?

A column in the latest Weekly Standard by Philip Terzian makes a strong case that this election, in 2008, is a lot like the election of 1948 between incumbent Democrat President, Harry S Truman and Republican New York state governor Thomas Dewey.
Only, the roles were reversed.
It was President Truman, the Democrat, being raked over the coals and destined to lose the election. Governor Dewey, the Republican, was the media darling then. And, we all know the outcome of that election.
While there are a lot of parallels, one aspect to note is the inexperience of Sen. Messiah Barack, the Democrat presumptive presidential nominee.
Sen. Messiah Barack had been a two-term Illinois state senator. He bullied his way into that seat. Sen. Messiah Barack also thought that he could bully his way to congress, taking on a popular Democrat incumbent. And, he lost to congressman Bobby Rush. Then, he bullied his way to the Democrat nomination to the United States senate in 2004, and that was not enough. Through his DDBMSM patrons, the Chicago Tribune, they sued to get the divorce records of the Republican senate nominee, Jack Ryan, made public. And they were embarrassing enough for Mr. Ryan to quit the race. Desperate Illinois Republicans got firebrand Allan Keyes to fill Mr. Ryan's spot and it almost would have been better to run the dog catcher.
While Sen. Messiah Barack has climbed the political ladder, he has no legislative accomplishments to speak of. On the recent World Tour, a desperate Sen. Messiah Barack tried to say that there was important legislation that he led through a senate committee he chaired. He not only did not chair the committee, but is not even a member.
At least Gov. Dewey had a record as a crime-busting New York City prosecutor in the 1930s and a three-term New York state governor.
Then President Truman was a United States senator before he was tapped to be President Franklin Roosevelt's running mate in 1944. And, as president he had to make what has been considered the most difficult decision a sitting president had to make. Dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, hastening the end of World War II.
Again, what has Sen. Messiah Barack accomplished in politics? As a "community organizer"? As a lawyer?
Nothing.
The lack of experience is an issue that the McCain team needs to emphasise again and again. And, like 1948, another issue that may very well fall into Sen. John "F--- You" McCain's lap is the "do-nothing" congress. It was that issue that eventually won the election for President Truman.
An interesting read. And maybe a hopeful sign for Sen. "F--- You" McCain?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More From The Political Correctness Front-British Edition

It appears that another town council in Britain was about to cave into perceived political correctness before coming back to their senses http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1037384/Council-refuses-charity-event-wounded-British-soldiers--case-offends-ethnic-minorities.html.
The rationale for denying Richard Chamberlain, not the actor but a resident of Portsmouth, England, a 500 pound sterling grant so he can raise cash for a charity is that it would possibly offend minorities who had been injured or affected by violence in war.
So, let me get this straight. A grant to help a British citizen raise money for a charity, Help For Heroes, that aids wounded British soldiers is turned down because of a possibility that it may "offend" minorities who may have been wounded or affected by violence in war?
Once again, I scream, UNF---INGBELIEVABLE!
Eventually, the town council caved and gave Mr. Chamberlain the grant.
Here is what is pathetic about where once Great Britain has descended to the hell of political correctness.
The fact that a British citizen has to beg the government for money to raise money for a group that helps wounded British soldiers who are fighting against Islamofacism is what is wrong. The British people should be handing as much cash as possible to make sure that their brave soldiers are cared for properly. No one should have to go hat in hand to the government to get a grant to raise money for these groups.
Yet, the Portsmouth town council in a fit of clear hatred for the armed forces that allows these buffoons to make such mindnumbing decisions, the first reaction is to worry about those who may have been victims of war.
Here is a clue. Maybe they should have sought out these "victims" if in fact it is better to fight a war in the Islamofacist heartland rather than the streets of Britain.
Thank Almighty God that the town council caved to real correctness and gave the grant. And hopefully, Mr. Chamberlain and Help For Heroes will raise tons of cash to help the brave British soldiers.
And, if you are so inclined to offer some assistance log on to http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/.
I am certain that they would appreciate any help that we on the other side of the Pond can offer.
And one last thought.
Do not think that this can not happen here. We are seeing it in many small, subtle ways.

HT: Betsy Newmark @ www.betsyspage.blogspot.com

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Gospel Of Messiah Barack

Oh, this is just so good! http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/gerard_baker/article4392846.ece I mean, this Gerard Baker should win a Pulitzer Prize for this column.
It is amazing how he weaves the whole story of the real Saviour, Jesus Christ, in with the story of the current secular messiah, Sen. Messiah Barack.
Read and enjoy!

HT: RightWingSparkle @ www.rightwingsparkle.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sen. Messiah Forgets About American Troops

I promise, this will be the last posting on Sen. Messiah Barack for at least a few hours!
That out of the way, the most disturbing aspect of Sen. Messiah Barack's triumphal entry into the Victory Column in Berlin was the fact that the man who wants to be commander-in-chief had no time to visit American soldiers in Southwest Germany according to Der Spiegel. Here is direct from the Der Spiegel blog:

++ Visit to US Military Bases Cancelled ++
1:42 p.m.: SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday. "Barack Obama will not be coming to us," a spokesperson for the US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. "I don't know why." Shortly before the same spokeswoman had announced a planned visit by Obama.


But, according to Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/24/competing-optics-cheering-germans-or-american-military/, it goes downhill and it appears that there are serious cracks in the moat that surrounds The Anointed One.
Mr. Morrissey quotes this from Jake Tapper at ABC news:

Obama noted that in a break from his whirlwind schedule, “we’ve got some down time tonight. What are you guys gonna do in Berlin? Huh? Huh? You guys got any big. plans? …I’ve never been to Berlin, so…I would love to tour around a little bit.”

So let me get this straight. The Messiah that wants to be the commander-in-chief can find time to tour Berlin. But a trip to see soldiers of the United States, the nation that is going to decide whether or not he will be the COC, does not fit into the schedule?
Well, silly me, I did not realize that this was a campaign trip after all. According to Mr. Morrissey, this is a statement from Team Messiah:

“During his trip as part of the CODEL to Afghanistan and Iraq, Senator Obama visited the combat support hospital in the Green Zone in Baghdad and had a number of other visits with the troops. For the second part of his trip, the senator wanted to visit the men and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to express his gratitude for their service and sacrifice. The senator decided out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign.”

OK, then explain this that was said by Sen. Messiah Barack in the second paragraph of the infamous speech :

"Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for president. . ."

I think that we are now seeing that this is the gang that could not shoot straight. A simple side trip on the way to France for even a short time would have given Sen. Messiah some credibility on this otherwise disastrous trip. But, no, it is more important for Mr. WorldlyMan to see Berlin, a city that he had never been to.
The soldiers do remember these things and, they vote too Sen. Messiah Barack.

HT: Hot Air & Drudge Report

Memo To Sen. Messiah Barack: Religious Shrines Are Not Campaign Props

Before Sen. Messiah Barack left Israel today on his way to his followers in Germany, The Anointed One made a customary stop at the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.
Too bad that his youtful (no, I spelled it that way intentionally!) followers turned it into a cheap campaign prop.
Somehow, this was not on Sen. Messiah Barack's annouced schedule. Yet, there they were. Some youts lined up and dutifully hanging a banner and holding a sign. This was no accident. The Sen. Messiah Barack campaign staff does not have accidents or spur-of-the-moment events like this. These youts knew in advance and were waiting for The Anointed One.
What these youts did was akin to a group following a candidate for office at the Vatican or in Mecca and desecrating holy sites with political propaganda.
I know that these are Jewish youts, but in the Holy Bible, there is the story of Jesus turning over the tables of the money lenders in the temple. I guess that the writers, nor Jesus himself, thought that a politician would stoop to have to have his minions thrown over as well.
Be it for me to advise the Sen. Messiah Barack crew, but I will.
No more props at religious sites, OK? It is not cool. It is not hip. It is a desecration.
But I forgot.
The Christian Messiah Barack spent 20 years in the "church" of the "Rev." Jeremiah Wright. Were I am certain there was a little religion in the political sermon of the morning.
Hopefully we will not see this again from the Sen. Messiah Barack campaign staff.
Leave religious sites religious and do what you went there to do. No more campaign props at the holy sites.

HT: According To Nikki @ www.nikkirichards.blogspot.com

Dissecting The German Obamagasm

Today, before throngs of mostly youthful Germans, the international messiah himself, Sen. Messiah Barack, strode to the stage, almost like the real saviour, Jesus Christ, did in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Except the political messiah did not ride to the Victory Column in Berlin on a donkey. It would have been appropriate judging by the lame speech that he gave to the German people.
It was a terrible thing to start off with a lie, but Sen. Messiah Barack told a whopper in the second paragraph of the speech:

I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen - a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.

NOT AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT?! So, when I make my next trip to Germany, may I meet with Chancellor (Angela) Merkel and then give a speech at the Victory Column? And will I have a throng prostrating over me? I don't think so. Here is a hint Oh Great Anointed One. Do not start off such a speech lying through your teeth next time.
And, the second part of that paragraph did not help either when he proclaimed to be a citizen of the world.
Now, think about the message that it sends home to the American people, you know, the ones that Sen. Messiah Barack is trying to win the votes of. It says that the United States is not all that much different from the rest of the world. Yet we are so different that people from all over the world would risk their lives to come here. The opportunities that we afford to many starting with freedom is powerful. And it is what make the United States the Shinning City On The Hill that a former president, Ronald Reagan, spoke eloquently about.
Then The Anointed One gave a 20th century history lesson about Berlin. I am glad that he boned up on that history. For the most part, it was accurate. Not like his knowledge of American history. You know, like the "bomb" that fell on Pearl Harbor.
But, leave it to Sen. Messiah Barack to some how tie in the War Against Islamofacist Terror with, I can not believe that I am writing this, globaloney warming. Here are two short paragraphs, in order:

The terrorists of September 11th plotted in Hamburg and trained in Kandahar and Karachi before killing thousands from all over the globe on American soil.
As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.


I can not believe it! This man somehow equates the mass murder of 3,000 Americans in the name of radical Islam with an unproven theory at best.
The odd thing about his comment on the 9/11 attacks was that he mentioned the plot began in another German city, Hamburg. That was odd. Was that said to make the German people feel bad, or reminding them that they were somehow complicit in the event? I do not know. I guess it is because I just do not get these nuances from The Anointed One.
And I suppose that it was good to use moral equivalence in comparing the cars in Boston and the factories in Beijing. Too bad he did mention anything about India.
But I ask the question. What in the name of Almighty God does globaloney warming have to do with the terror attacks of 9/11? Maybe we will get an answer if a reporter actually asks The Anointed One about that. Do not hold your breath for that intrepid reporter.
Somehow, Sen. Messiah Barack does not get the irony of this that he said:

Poorly secured nuclear material in the former Soviet Union, or secrets from a scientist in Pakistan could help build a bomb that detonates in Paris. The poppies in Afghanistan become the heroin in Berlin. The poverty and violence in Somalia breeds the terror of tomorrow. The genocide in Darfur shames the conscience of us all.

Other than the reference to Russia, former Soviet Union, what do you get out of the rest of that? Well, all the acts from the scientist from Pakistan to the genocide in Darfur is the direct result of radical Islam. But, those who rail about Darfur never seem to get the connection. Just as they did not get the connection for 30 years as black, Christian Sudanese were fighting a civil war with Arab, Islamics. Or the situation in Somalia. It is not just the poverty and violence. It is that radical Islam took hold there. It was only due to an invasion by Christian Ethiopia that there is a fight against these radical Islamics.
The rest of the speech was rather forgettable. Except to chide Germany for not sending more troops to help the United States in Afghanistan. It really would not matter if they sent in the whole German armed forces. When they are not allowed to engage in fighting, they are nothing more than sitting ducks. And, I would remind the junior Solon from Illinois that it was the United States that was attacked on 9/11, not Germany. Their help in any way is appreciated, but we have to carry the brunt of the mission there.
Of course the young Germans, who long ago seemingly gave up on God and the Christian religion, cheered for the man that they believe will be the secular messiah. The political saviour of the world.
However, I would like to remind the Germans and all others that this is an election for president of the United States, not the United Nations. It will be Americans, for the most part, that will vote in November. No matter how many "non-political" rallies he holds abroad.
I think that this speech as actually diminished Sen. Messiah Barack and showed the world that he will be a very lightweight leader of the United States should he be elected, God forbid.
Maybe he can run for German chancellor in a few years when his senate gig is up. They seem to really like him and his platitudes there.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Los Angeles Continues Its Descent To Idiocy

It appears that there will really be a food police in South Los Angeles if a Los Angeles city councilwoman has her way http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fastfood23-2008jul23,0,6631786.story and there is a moratorium on building new fast-food eateries.
Councilwoman Jan Perry, a busy-body if there ever was one, laments the fact that in her city council district has the highest concentration of fast-food eateries. So what?
Well, according to busy-body Perry, it is because of the eateries that people are becoming obese and getting diabetes. No, there is no accountability of the people who patronize the fast-food eateries. It is not their fault after all. It is the eeeevvviiiiilllll chains like McDonalds, Carl's Jr., Burger King, et al.
Here is what the proposed measure, which has only passed a committee at this point, would define as a fast-food eatery:

defines a fast-food restaurant as "any establishment which dispenses food for consumption on or off the premises, and which has the following characteristics: a limited menu, items prepared in advance or prepared or heated quickly, no table orders and food served in disposable wrapping or containers."

Well, me thinks that busy-body Perry has not been to places like Applebee's, Chillis' or Outback steak house. These are sit-down restaurants. But, they also have take-out orders. I would assume that they are packaged in disposable wrapping or containers. Also, I would like the definition of a limited menu. Here in California, there is a popular hamburger chain called In-n-Out burgers. Now, they are a bare-bones type operation. The visible menu is pretty standard. But, there are "off-menu" requests. How would that fall under busy-body Perry's measure?
The real issue that busy-body Perry has is the fact that there are not more "sit-down" restaurants or supermarkets in her city council district.
One of the reason's is that it is a primarily low-income, high crime and high gang area of Los Angeles. Supermarkets and "sit-down" restaurants are not going to invest in an area that does not have the ability to protect their investment. It is sad to say that, but true. And, because busy-body Perry does not want to address the real problems I just wrote, it is so much easier to blame the high diabetes rate and obesity on Mickey-D's.
And, at least one member of the city council, Jose Huizar, asked about the fact that McDonalds menu has expanded and improved in terms of offering healthier eating alternatives.
Here is something for busy-body Perry to consider. Since you are, rightfully, concerned about the health of the people in your district, why do you not consider an education program so that people are aware of what is good and what is bad? I think it would make sense. It would make people responsible for their eating habits. And, in such an area it would be something that is a nessecity.
No, in typical socialist fashion, busy-body Perry would rather make fast-food eateries a villain, not recognizing that they are taking the risk of being in bad neighborhoods where supermarkets and "sit-down" restaurants will not invest in.
Hopefully, the full Los Angeles city council will vote this down into the trash can. It is an encroachment on free enterprise and the freedom of people to decide what to eat and where to eat. But, I am not hopeful for it is a council with 13 Democrats and only two Republicans.
It is sad that Councilwoman Jan Perry chooses not to address the big picture. Only slamming businesses.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Do Some Evangelicals Really Want Sen. Messiah Barack To Be The Next President?

Long title, but to the point. I have been reading many sites over the last 48 hours as it appears that Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain is zeroing in on the second spot on the ticket. And some, particularly those who claim to be evangelical Christians are stirring up the "We hate Mormon" pot by a lot of pointless criticism of former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney.
Since almost all political animals and analysts are saying that Mr. Romney is on Sen. "F--- You" McCain's short list, why do these people keep bashing Mr. Romney and his religion?
Is is that they really would rather see a Christian charlatan, Sen. Messiah Barack, as the next president?
I am afraid some of these people cannot see the forest through the trees.
I am here to help guide my friends in the evangelical community to not just supporting Sen "F--- You" McCain but, hopefully, the Vice-Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
Firstly, we are not electing the theologian-in-chief. We are electing a president. He will be the leader of the United States for the next four years.
Now, that out of the way, let me remind those who seem to think that the end of the Republic is on the horizon if Mr. Romney is anywhere near the White House.
Mr. Romney is with us on the social issues that are near and dear to our hearts. Unfortunately, we did not get to see the full throat of that until the swan song at this year's CPAC conference in Washington. And yes, Mr. Romney was not always with us on these issues. But, and this is the key to Christian faith, it is about changing hearts and minds. In the case of abortion, stem-cell research, same-sex marriage, the basic degenerating of the culture, Mr. Romney will be a strong, conservative advocate as Vice-President.
A second point is that many of these evangelicals were supporters of the former Arkansas governor, the Rev. Mike Huckabee. And we saw the good that he did at winning the Republican presidential nomination. Talk about a divisive candidate. The Rev. Mike reminded Christians that he was one of us. Constantly. And, that made many a Christian feel good. Outside of the social issues, the Rev. Mike is exactly what conservative activist Richard Vigurie called him, a Christian Socialist. And, the leading Republican apologist for the former Sen. Messiah Barack pastor, the "Rev" Jeremiah Wright. And, on the critical issue of the day, the defeat of Islamofacist terrorists and their patrons, the Rev. Mike made Sen. Messiah Barack look like an expert. A failed candidacy.
Third, and very importantly, this assault on Mr. Romney fuels the left's hatred of committed, conservative, evangelical Christians. You look intolerant. You are judging Mr. Romney because he belongs to a church, a version of Christianity that is different, and not seeing the big picture. An ally and friend, not an enemy. It makes you look defensive. Being a committed Christian is not about being defensive. It is about always being on offense. If there is opportunity, a committed Christian needs to take advantage of it. Hey, if you think that Mr. Romney being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is wrong, engage as a brother to another brother. Do not judge in such un-Christian ways.
This election is too important to have theological disputes and phony issues clog people's thought process. We see that Sen. Messiah Barack is on the world tour. He is trying for one photo op after the other. Yet, we have way too many people not wanting Sen. "F--- You" McCain to pick the right candidate for Vice-President. That would be Mitt Romney.
So, my question is this, fellow Christians and evangelicals.
Do you want four years of Sen. Messiah Barack, a man who claims to be a committed Christian yet belonged to a church for 20 years that preached racism and hate, as president of the United States? If you do not vote for Sen. "F--- You" McCain because he asks Mitt Romney to be his Vice-Presidential candidate, that is exactly what will happen. As a Christian and evangelical, I can not let that happen.

Monday, July 21, 2008

So, The DDBMSM Are Not Biased? RIGHT!

The old Gray Lady, the paragon of American print journalism, The New York Times, has decided that one presidential candidate, the Democrat Sen. Messiah Barack, can grace their op-ed page with drivel on the Iraq theatre in the War Against Islamofacist Terror. But, the Republican, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain, can not.
And why is that?
Well, according to the Times op-ed editor, David Shipley, it would have been nice if Sen. "F--- You" McCain would have wrote a piece that "mirrored" Sen. Messiah Barack's epic tome. And, the gutsy editor let the McCain campaign know that their response to Sen. Messiah Barack would not be published by e-mail.
Oh, did I forget to write that Mr. Shipley was a former Clinton administration speechwriter from 1995 to 1997? Silly me, I mean we should trust this guy as one who likes to have all points of view on the op-ed pages in the Paper of Record, as it loves to tout itself.
Well, the record here is lousy.
It is not up to Mr. Shipley how Sen. "F--- You" McCain is to respond to Sen. Messiah Barack. It is what Sen. "F--- You" McCain wants to say. It would not exactly be the McCain position to suddenly "mirror" the position of all-great Anointed One. Because it is not. And, it is a response to what Sen. Messiah Barack wrote.
So, while the Times may practice censorship, Right View From The Left Coast does not. Here is what Sen. "F--- You" McCain wrote, in its entirety:

In January 2007, when General David Petraeus took command in Iraq, he called the situation “hard” but not “hopeless.” Today, 18 months later, violence has fallen by up to 80% to the lowest levels in four years, and Sunni and Shiite terrorists are reeling from a string of defeats. The situation now is full of hope, but considerable hard work remains to consolidate our fragile gains.Progress has been due primarily to an increase in the number of troops and a change in their strategy. I was an early advocate of the surge at a time when it had few supporters in Washington. Senator Barack Obama was an equally vocal opponent. "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,” he said on January 10, 2007. “In fact, I think it will do the reverse." Now Senator Obama has been forced to acknowledge that “our troops have performed brilliantly in lowering the level of violence.” But he still denies that any political progress has resulted.Perhaps he is unaware that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has recently certified that, as one news article put it, “Iraq has met all but three of 18 original benchmarks set by Congress last year to measure security, political and economic progress.” Even more heartening has been progress that’s not measured by the benchmarks. More than 90,000 Iraqis, many of them Sunnis who once fought against the government, have signed up as Sons of Iraq to fight against the terrorists. Nor do they measure Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s new-found willingness to crack down on Shiite extremists in Basra and Sadr City—actions that have done much to dispel suspicions of sectarianism.The success of the surge has not changed Senator Obama’s determination to pull out all of our combat troops. All that has changed is his rationale. In a New York Times op-ed and a speech this week, he offered his “plan for Iraq” in advance of his first “fact finding” trip to that country in more than three years. It consisted of the same old proposal to pull all of our troops out within 16 months. In 2007 he wanted to withdraw because he thought the war was lost. If we had taken his advice, it would have been. Now he wants to withdraw because he thinks Iraqis no longer need our assistance.To make this point, he mangles the evidence. He makes it sound as if Prime Minister Maliki has endorsed the Obama timetable, when all he has said is that he would like a plan for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops at some unspecified point in the future. Senator Obama is also misleading on the Iraqi military's readiness. The Iraqi Army will be equipped and trained by the middle of next year, but this does not, as Senator Obama suggests, mean that they will then be ready to secure their country without a good deal of help. The Iraqi Air Force, for one, still lags behind, and no modern army can operate without air cover. The Iraqis are also still learning how to conduct planning, logistics, command and control, communications, and other complicated functions needed to support frontline troops. No one favors a permanent U.S. presence, as Senator Obama charges. A partial withdrawal has already occurred with the departure of five “surge” brigades, and more withdrawals can take place as the security situation improves. As we draw down in Iraq, we can beef up our presence on other battlefields, such as Afghanistan, without fear of leaving a failed state behind. I have said that I expect to welcome home most of our troops from Iraq by the end of my first term in office, in 2013.But I have also said that any draw-downs must be based on a realistic assessment of conditions on the ground, not on an artificial timetable crafted for domestic political reasons. This is the crux of my disagreement with Senator Obama.Senator Obama has said that he would consult our commanders on the ground and Iraqi leaders, but he did no such thing before releasing his “plan for Iraq.” Perhaps that’s because he doesn’t want to hear what they have to say. During the course of eight visits to Iraq, I have heard many times from our troops what Major General Jeffrey Hammond, commander of coalition forces in Baghdad, recently said: that leaving based on a timetable would be “very dangerous.” The danger is that extremists supported by Al Qaeda and Iran could stage a comeback, as they have in the past when we’ve had too few troops in Iraq. Senator Obama seems to have learned nothing from recent history. I find it ironic that he is emulating the worst mistake of the Bush administration by waving the “Mission Accomplished” banner prematurely. I am also dismayed that he never talks about winning the war—only of ending it. But if we don’t win the war, our enemies will. A triumph for the terrorists would be a disaster for us. That is something I will not allow to happen as president. Instead I will continue implementing a proven counterinsurgency strategy not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan with the goal of creating stable, secure, self-sustaining democratic allies.

This is really going to be seen by even a partisan to be nothing less than censorship of the worst order. Time for the Times to run this as is and let its readers decide.

HT: Drudge Report www.drudgereport.com

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dems Solution To High Gas Prices? Hint: Watch Your Wallet!

God Bless the Democrat party. Only a liberal Democrat can actually argue what these people will argue.
You see, only the Democrat mind thinks this way. So, here is some Democrat logic, front and center.
As gasoline prices have risen to stratospheric heights never paid by the average American driver, the Democrat congressional leadership has argued that we can not "drill our way" out of the high gas prices and that now is the time to look at other energy sources. The presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, Sen. Messiah Barack, is not all that upset about the high price of gas. Only that the rise happened faster than he would have liked to see.
Well, the brain trust of the Democrat party has found a solution they like. RAISE THE GAS TAX by another ten cents http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,386643,00.html!
Now, understand this. The reason that there is not enough money for the Highway Trust Fund is because of the current price of gas, people are driving less, thereby not buying as much gasoline and depriving the federal government of more money, ostensibly, for highway issues.
D'OH!
So, once the tax were to be put into effect, and passed on to the consumer, do these brain surgeons think that the average American is going to say, "Why the gas tax was raised so that people may keep their jobs. I think I will drive more and fill up that tank more!" Not on your life!
One aspect of this attempt to once again take more money from Americans is this. The Highway Trust Fund is used for state and local governments. Why? Why should the federal government fund any road repair and or maintenance on state and local highways and streets? It is when local government gives up its power and lets Washington take it away that this happens. It is not exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind.
In the Fox News Channel story, note that the average federal and local tax to gasoline is 47c per gallon. In Europe, in some areas it is close to $10 a gallon and half or more of that price is in taxes. They need to get cash from somewhere to pay for socialism in Western Europe. Here is a thought. If we took that 47c average tax off the price of a gallon of gasoline, in much of the United States, gasoline would be well under $4 a gallon.
Here is a solution. The current federal gasoline tax is 18.4c a gallon. Cut that in half. Make it 9.2c a gallon. And that the money can only be used on federal highways. That would be United States highways and interstate highways. Let the states pick up the rest of the federal tax and if they want to add more to fund the state and local road maintenance, the states should do it. That way, the people would know who is paying for what. And, if it is at the state and local level, they will be better able to determine where the money should go.
Interestingly it is a group known as the Transportation Construction Coalition, which are made up of industry companies and labor unions, that is pushing for a gasoline tax hike. They do not want the possibility of 485,000 jobs at risk. Oh, and it is an election year. So, who would get blamed if suddenly there was a spike in unemployment because there is not enough money for road work? Can't be the Republicans, they do not run congress. Oh, yes, the Democrats. Maybe they won't gain all those seats in the House and Senate if unemployment spikes and the Republicans can successfully pin it on the Democrats.
Bottom line. The solution to high gas prices is not to raise the federal gas tax. It is to begin offshore oil drilling. Exploration in the ANWR. Continuing to seek other energy sources. Having a multiple offensive rather than a one way or the other.
To coin a phrase, we can not tax our way out of the high gas prices. God Bless the Democrats!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Now, For Some REAL Obama Fun!



Now, here is a great website to have some fun with http://www.wecanbelievein.com/index.php.

Note, this is no where to be found on any official Sen. Messiah Barack propaganda. But it should.

In light of the fact that the Anointed One seems to lack any sense of humor, especially when an magazine, The New Yorker, in his corner, has a clearly satirical drawing of said Anointed and Mrs. Messiah Barack, I wonder how long before this site somehow disappears?

At least one thing about our guy, Sen. "F--- You" McCain. He will take a joke and even give one right back. See, Sen. Messiah Barack has no experience in the joke department either!

Enjoy the site!

HT: Matt Lewis @ www.townhall.blogs.com

Thursday, July 17, 2008

President Bush Speaking At Tony Snow's Funeral

Today, President Bush spoke at the funeral for the former White House Press Secretary, Tony Snow http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/07/20080717-1.html and this is President Bush at his best. Being the comforter-in-chief.

The following was directed at Mr. Snow's children:





For Robbie, Kendall, and Kristi, you are in our thoughts and prayers, as well. We thank you for sharing your dad with us. He talked about you all the time. He wanted nothing more than your happiness and success. You know, I used to call Tony on the weekends to get his advice. And invariably, I found him with you on the soccer field, or at a swim meet, or helping with your homework. He loved you a lot. Today I hope you know that we loved him a lot, too.



Since the funeral was private, this is only third hand information, but according to people who were there it was a very touching moment for Mr. Snow's wife, Jill and the children.
Again, this is when President Bush shows his humanity. No politics. No lighting, making sure everything is correct or anything that does not show George W. Bush speaking to people who are grieving. And giving comfort and a sense that all that Mr. Snow was about to people who may have not known him all that well.
This is the kind of moment that I am proud that George W. Bush is the president of the United States.
Whether it is Sen. Messiah Barack or Sen. John "F--- You" McCain in the Oval Office this time next year, I hope that we will see their humanity the way that we have seen in President Bush.

Can Business Fail In The United States?

I can not add any more http://kudlow.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjJhYWEzZjNiNzQwZmQ0NjcwZGNmMWUyZGNhOWUwOWM= to the posting by National Review's Larry Kudlow.
But, I will say that this is the byproduct of liberal-socialist education policies of the past 50 years that promote a "feel good" mentality that makes me most important. I am not a failure. I must participate in sports even if I can not play. My feelings are most important.
Business can not fail in the United States because that blows up one of the pilars of modern liberalism.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Why Is The Print DDBMSM In So Much Trouble?

Today, some news courtesy of the Drudge Report:

FLASH: USA TODAY ad sales fell 27% in June...

AJC cutting staff by 200...

President and Publisher to Leave NEWSWEEK...

WSJ SHAVES 50 FROM PAYROLL...

OREGONIAN closing 3 metro bureaus...

This is very grim for the Dinosaur, Drive-By Mainstream Media-newspaper edition.
The question is why?
Can not blame the Internet. Newspapers have always survived bad economic times. Maybe, maybe it is. . .hmm, content?! Maybe, bias? Maybe, no serious competition?
The truth is that if one looks at the top ten newspapers in the United States, most are in cities where it is the only game in town. Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Portland, Oregon, and for that matter Portland, Maine. The list goes on and on.
With no competition and getting in bed with, by and large, very left-wing big-city Democrats, these media titans are being shown for the pygmies that they really are.
Take the closest big city fishwrap in my neck of the woods, the Left Angeles Times.
The Times is bleeding at an alarming rate. Sure, when they announced last week that they were cutting the size of the newspaper 15% they blamed a stagnant economy. They have not taken a real self-analysis of itself and who they target.
So, I will do it for them.
Much of what passes for news at The Times is news "analysis" which really is the reporters and editors biases on parade. Why, just today was an "article" that Americans may be losing faith in the free market http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-losingfaith16-2008jul16,0,1516735.story. Really? Based on what? Read the article. See if there is not a bias in the reportage.
If The Times actually stuck to journalism 101, reporting the facts in as unbiased as humanly possible, they probably would be able to cut more than 15% of the total size of the newspaper.
Take the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and the Portland, Oregon, Oregonian. These are newspapers in two fair to say left-of-center cities. But, they also would want to appeal to larger audiences outside of Minneapolis and Portland.
But, no, they can not go without a huge bias in both newspaper's sports sections.
Ever read a line score? You know, the score by innings or periods, halfs or quarters? In most newspapers in the United States, the team nickname is right above the stats of the game. Like this:
Indians 5-Braves 3
What is wrong with that? Well, several years ago, the sports editors of both the Star-Tribune and Oregonian decided, since those are Indian/Native American names, that is a no-no. It might be offensive. The fact that in poll after poll of Indian/Native Americans, this is not an issue, clearly to a couple of sports editors, it is such a travesty, they now run the line scores as this:
Cleveland 5-Atlanta 3
There is no other way to drive away sports fans, what used to be a huge proportion of newspaper readers, than to put politics on the sports page. Now, with sports-talk radio, ESPN cable television, and the Internet, these paragons of virtue now are way down a sports fan's source of information.
Since I really believe in newspapers, I am here to offer some advice and assistance to get these newspapers back on track and maybe even make some money.
Firstly, remember, there is more than a base readership. Realize that there are people who want to read your publication, but do not find it relevant. Realize that there are conservatives, Republicans, hard-core sports fans, church-going folk and that they are part of the community as well. Do not be so tribal to think that because it is the Los Angeles Times, all you cover is Los Angeles. Yet, sell your newspaper in Riverside County. Have to give those folks a reason to drop a couple of quarters in the slot at the news rack or even subscribe.
Secondly, balance out the op-ed pages.
Several ways to do that.
Publish who is on the newspaper editorial board. If the board votes how an editorial is written, reflecting the newspaper's view, publish the vote. Also, have the writer sign his or her name to the editorial. The Weekly Standard conservative newsweekly magazine has done that from day one.
Also, since in most major markets, since you are the only newspaper in town, balance off the opinion pages. Make sure there are equal number of conservative, liberals and even middle-of-the-roaders.
Third, make many enemies on all sides. People will believe that any newspaper is trying to be, dare I write, fair and balanced, when it goes after people on all sides and organizations and political entities in investigative reporting. Make the reporting relevant. Now, all that we are seeing are articles that claim domestic abuse is on the rise due to a faltering economy. Please!
Lastly, stop being so invested in a Sen. Messiah Barack victory that you will not write and or print and critical articles on Sen. Messiah Barack. Why in this past Friday's Left Angeles Times was a beautiful hit piece on Sen. John "F--- You" McCain's failed first marriage. Where is an article that is critical of Sen. Messiah Barack in a DDBMSM newspaper? I am still looking for it as well.
At least pretend that there is still another newspaper in any one-paper city.
These are just some suggestions. The newspaper industry did not get here overnight and it will take a long time to recover. I just offer some seemingly common-sense approaches that may get some newspapers back. Some may not survive. But, I will be always here, ready, willing and able to help get once great newspapers back. A strong democracy must have a strong, free press. Not one that is lazy and protective.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Words That I Would Like To Hear From Sen. John McCain

Today, the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain gave a speech to La Raza http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/07/mccains_speech_to_la_raza.html and, much to my surprise, there was a lot of lip-locking and pandering.
But, what was missing were some words that Sen. "F--- You" McCain should have said, but did not.
So, beyond the lip-locking and pandering, I would like to help Sen. "F--- You" McCain and in turn, maybe help with some fence-sitting conservatives that he will need to win the presidency in November.

"My friends, you know that I have worked tirelessly for the cause of "comprehensive immigration reform", at the potential cost of the nomination of my party to be the candidate for president.
One thing that I have learned in this debate that I was wrong on border security. I admit, I was wrong and will, as part of the "comprehensive immigration reform" pursue a policy of a real fence along the Southern border of the United States. And, increasing the budget and numbers of Border Patrol agents.
One thing that has come to my attention is the fact that there are two Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Campeon, that are languishing in prison for upholding the law of the United States and stopping a drug-running illegal alien from bringing a substantive amount of marijuana into this country.
I believe that the United States attorney that prosecuted the case, Johnny Sutton, was wrong to give immunity to the suspect, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila. As it turned out, Aldrete-Davila continued to be a drug-runner, knowing that the United States government would not arrest him.
Upon my taking the oath of office of President of the United States, I will remove Mr. Sutton as the United States attorney in that region.
The second and third act that I will do is commute the ill-obtained sentences of Messrs. Ramos and Campeon to time served. And then I will grant both men a full, fair and free pardon with the apologies of the people of the United States.
There can not be any "comprehensive immigration reform" without the rule being enforced. We will not prosecute those who are doing their job in protecting the borders of the United States of America.
My friends, you know that I have been a very long-time advocate of "comprehensive immigration reform". Some of you may find what I have just said I will do to be not right. It is not right that we ask these brave men and women to do a job, securing our borders, with their hands tied behind their back. That every move they make will be questioned by people who want more than just "comprehensive immigration reform" and have their own agendas.
I want us to work together, but you on the "comprehensive immigration reform" side must meet at least halfway.
That is what I have learned that I may have not done, and now I am at that position."

Now, what a way that would go to assure many of us who have serious misgivings about what "comprehensive immigration reform" will do. And, it would show a real separation from the Bush administration.
Sen. "F--- You" McCain can not out pander the Democrat presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. Messiah Barack. Sen. Messiah Barack did that all well on his own before the same group on Sunday http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/07/obamas_remarks_to_la_raza.html.
So, maybe someone will get this through to Sen. "F--- You" McCain that this is one way to assure us conservatives and to lessen the opposition to the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill that we know will come up if he or Sen. Messiah Barack become president.
Someday soon, we will hear the above words and rejoice. By Jove, me thinks McCain gets it!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fred Phelps And The Hard Left Are Made For Each Other

It is sad times indeed in which a so-called reverend will take a band of minions and protest at the funeral for former White House press secretary, Tony Snow http://msunderestimated.com/2008/07/13/westboro-baptist-church-to-picket-tony-snows-funeral/. But, it is just as sad that many people are so disturbed that they write the most vicious, hate filled comments and it is allowed, with no filtering, on the Left Angeles Times website http://patterico.com/2008/07/12/la-times-commenters-joyously-revel-in-tony-snows-death/.
Fred Phelps, the "pastor" of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is the cretin who protests at the funeral of soldiers who have died in the War Against Islamofacist Terror. Why? Because are defending a nation that these inbreds do not think is worth defending. Because it is a nation that is allowing homosexuality to run rampant. Now, it is Tony Snow's turn. Because he worked for President Bush, you know, the defender of all things gay and lesbian! That is because these so-called Christians have berated grieving families by protesting at their family member's funeral. So, congress passed a bill and President Bush signd that made protesters have to be away from the view of families at military funerals. And, "pastor" Phelps thinks this is persecution. "Pastor" Phelps has no idea about persecution. He should be waking up every morning and thanking Almighty God that he is in the United States and not in some place like Iraq or Afghanistan.
But, "pastor" Phelps is in wonderful company with some equally demented people on the left who are happy that Mr. Snow has died.
Many a writer to the Left Angeles Times website got to have their digs in on Mr. Snow. Here is a short sample:

I hope he suffered at the end. Just a terrible person.
Posted by: Melainie Samson July 12, 2008 at 10:20


I hope the rest of these criminals die too. Good riddance to a person who contributed to making this world a worse place.
Posted by: Max July 12, 2008 at 05:58 AM


There is special place in hell for Mr. Snow. As a co-conspirator of the Bush administration, I have no special sympathy for him. I only wish his suffering were more prolonged.
Posted by: Efrain Rojas July 12, 2008 at 09:05 AM


Welcome, Mr. Snow. I believe your roommate, Mr. Helms, has already arrived.
Posted by: Hell’s Receptionist July 12, 2008 at 12:59 PM



All you right wingers would be saying much worse things if the same had happened to Ted Kennedy or Obama - you are nothing but trash and liars just like Snow job was. good riddance to bad rubbish
Posted by: Alan July 12, 2008 at 04:52 PM


Now, these are some of the tame ones. I really think that "Hell's Receptionist" got in a twofer-you know, slam both Mr. Snow and the late former Sen. Jesse Helms, in a short sentence.
And Alan, I think that you are very delusional. You really think that serious conservatives would relish in what is happening to Sen. Kennedy? Or if something like this happened to Sen. Messiah Barack? Maybe fringe people like your self would be happy. But, serious people are not happy when anyone meets their maker.
What is so pathetic is that one man, "pastor" Phelps, claims to be just doing the Lord's work. Exposing the charlatans. The people who have such hate for Mr. Snow are not in any way doing the Lord's work. They are both showing an intense hatred that is bordering mental instability.
As noted in the link to the Whackboro Baptist Church, there is a group called the Patriot Guard Riders http://patriotguard.org that makes sure people like "pastor" Phelps and the anti-war crowd show respect to those who have served this Great Land and made the ultimate sacrifice. They are needed at Tony Snow's funeral and anyone else that these two types of degenerates want to raise a ruckus.
Fred and the anti-war fringe. What a lovely pair.

HT: Hotair.com, Patterico.com

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tony Snow, 1955-2008

Today at 2am at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, D. C., former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow lost his fight with colon cancer http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,381250,00.html.
Mr. Snow was 53 years old.
As with the death of NBC veteran Tim Russert in June, many of the same attributes can be said about Mr. Snow. A regular guy. One who really liked other people. He would take more time than necessary to speak with people. The list can go on.
Mr. Snow started on the Fox News Channel hosting Fox News Sunday, joining the Sunday insider gab-fests, Face The Nation, Meet The Press and This Week. He all but helped start the number one cable news network in 1996 and left in 2003. Mr. Snow hosted a radio show for a time and then became the press secretary in the current Bush administration. Mr. Snow replaced the now Judas, Scott McCllean. Mr. Snow stayed on for 17 months, left government to go back in the private sector and ended up signing with CNN to do political commentary earlier this year http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/12/obit.snow/index.html.
What I admired about Mr. Snow is that he was willing to take a lot of flack from most of conservative talk radio during the ill-fated "comprehensive immigration reform" bill-scam. Yet, Mr. Snow went on almost any show that would have him as he defended the Bush administration position on the bill-scam. Many times, the talks were heated with many hosts and Mr. Snow, but they never ended with anger from the host or Mr. Snow.
And, I link this because it shows what a couple of other bloggers thought of Mr. Snow http://rightwingsparkle.blogspot.com/2008/07/tony-snow-rip.html
http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/12/rip-tony-snow/.
May you rest in peace, Tony.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Dr. Phil Gramm Is Right-We Are A Nation Of Whiners!

While this blog relishes in the multiple people, even whole churches, that Sen. Messiah Barack has thrown under his bus, it is with regret that Sen. John "F--- You" McCain threw Dr. Phil Gramm under his "Straight Poop Express" for speaking the truth.
In an interview with The Washington Times published yesterday, Dr. Gramm said the following:

"You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession," he said, noting that growth has held up at about 1 percent despite all the publicity over losing jobs to India, China, illegal immigration, housing and credit problems and record oil prices. "We may have a recession; we haven't had one yet."
"We have sort of become a nation of whiners," he said. "You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline" despite a major export boom that is the primary reason that growth continues in the economy, he said.
"We've never been more dominant; we've never had more natural advantages than we have today," he said. "We have benefited greatly" from the globalization of the economy in the last 30 years.


Oh, but the Dinosaur, Drive-By Mainstream Media had a field day with this. What they did is, selectively, take the part where Dr. Gramm, a former economics professor, congressman and senator, said that we, the United States, have become a nation of whiners and ran with it as if Dr. Gramm indicted the whole of the United States.
What Dr. Gramm was talking about was the doom and gloom, perpetuated on the left, about the decline of the United States as a economic power. Dr. Gramm was not talking about the American people just being whiners.
But, lets say that he meant just that. Is Dr. Gramm wrong? Not on your life.
The fact is that the DDBMSM easily finds many a person, rightfully, griping about the cost of gas. But, many of these same people were probably in line from midnight til Apple stores opened up to be the first to drop a couple of hundred dollars for an updated Iphone. Many of these people are enamored to the latest and newest craze, which costs money. Do the same people think about where money comes from? No, most do not because they got sucked into multiple credit cards. And if they were not sucked into the credit cards, they are homeowners that let some lenders sign them up for loans that they knew would never be paid. Most of these people did not take the time to read the fine print. But, it is not their fault. It is the credit card company for enticing me with their faux low-interest for nine months and then, POW! right in the kisser, a new very high interest rate. And, I had to sign that loan I could never pay back. The lender made me do it.
Although, Dr. Gramm did not say it at all, the DDBMSM has made the whiner comment a story all into itself. Thus, casual news watchers like Mrs. rightviewfromtheleftcoast think such a comment is horrible.
But, it is truth.
And, if Sen. "F--- You" McCain took the time to read the comment in full and in context, he would have to agree with Dr. Gramm.
But, Sen. "F--- You" McCain does not want his media "friends" who travel the Straight Poop Express to paint him as insensitive.
Insensitive about what? The truth?
Yes, there are some in the political, union and some in business are whiners. These are the ones who would think that the federal government may have to bail out General Motors, who just can not seem to sell a car to save their lives. Why? No one put a gun to their heads to cave in every time the United Auto Workers union struck. Now, these are some of the highest paid workers in the United States. And, they keep putting out a product a lot of Americans do not want to buy. These are the whiners that Dr. Gramm was talking about.
Sen. Messiah Barack made a funny reference that the United States already has one Dr. Phil. As in "Dr" Phil McGraw, the "psychologist" forced upon the American people by Oprah. And, Sen. Messiah Barack said we do not need another one, as in Dr. Phil Gramm.
But, we do, and Sen. "F--- You" McCain should not have thrown him under the Straight Poop Express. Sen. "F--- You" McCain should not distance himself but bring Dr. Gramm back and let him explain, so that even a mediocre DDBMSMer can understand.
The whiners are not the American people. It is those that want to see America's best days behind her and speak gloom and doom. The American people are the backbone of the economy. And, Dr. Gramm was not talking down to them at all. Too bad that is not what the DDBMSM wants you to know.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Very Interesting Statistic

As a stats nut (hey, one of the reasons I love baseball), I found this from the Weekly Standard blog to be very interesting:

2) From Gallup.com, “July Leader Lost in 6 of Last 9 Competitive U.S. Elections” by Lydia Saad
Take a gander at the graph:








So good news for McCain? Not exactly. As any stats-freak could tell you, a sample size of nine isn’t very big. Indeed, speaking purely statistically, it’s pretty much worthless. But it’s not bad news for McCain, and that in itself is something of a cause for celebration.
Yes, I know the graph is not large enough to read, but here are some nuggets:

1992 July 6-8 Bush 35%-28% Clinton -7% +5.5%

1988 July 8-10 Dukakis 47%-41% Bush -6% + 8%

1980 July 11-14 Reagan 37%-34% Reagan +3% +10%

1976 July 16-19 Carter 69%-29% Carter +29% +2%


It does go further back, but you will have to go to the the actual link http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/general/required_reading/ to read the rest.

What do I get out of this?

If things were as bad as the DDBMSM make it out to be in the United States, then Sen. Messiah Barack should have a Jimmy Carter-like lead. Proving that things are not all that bad. In 1980, when the economy was a real mess and the United States was dragged around the international arena, Jimmy Carter was still in striking distance of Ronald Reagan. George H. W. Bush was down by worse numbers than Sen. McCain is now and still managed a win. And of course the are the the last two elections.

People have not even come close to making up their minds. All that is happening now will be the narrative come after Labor Day, when people begin to look at the election in earnest. If the numbers hold or improve for Sen. John "F--- You" McCain, he should win. Sen. Messiah Barack is beginning to have a lot of his sheen get whacked around. And, while many defend him, he is running the risk of really alienating the blue collar Democrats into the arms of Sen. "F--- You" McCain.

Look the stats over and maybe you come to a different conclusion. I think this means that not only is John "F--- You" McCain in this but does have a chance to win.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

This Might Make You Feel Not So Bad About The Price Of Gas

This article in the Left Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-worldgas10-2008jul10,0,2489191.story shows that the United States is not the only victim of the high price of gas.
As usual, Europe has the highest prices such as $9.85c a gallon in Oslo, Norway. The lowest price in Europe seems to be Berlin coming in at a cool $8.68c a gallon.
And where is the lowest prices? Caracas, Venezuela at .12c a gallon. Mexico City has an average of $2.62c a gallon.
The difference between, say, Europe and the United States is that there are areas if the United States that can be drilled for oil. There is only Scandinavia in Europe. And, since they do not seem to mind the taxes that are part of that gallon of petrol, well they continue to pay inflated prices that are not market driven. The United States is more or less paying based on market forces.
It would be something to show to those in congress and those running for president where the price may head to if something is not done and fast.

Will Governor Benedict Arnold Cave?

A sneak peak at what the Democrats want to do to close a huge budget deficit here in the not-so Golden State http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-taxes9-2008jul09,0,4832605.story leaves one question.
When will Gov. Benedict Arnold cave and agree to the massive tax hikes?
It does not help when the governor's spokesman, Aaron McClear had this to say:

"But, as he has said, it is important that everything be on the table (referring to Gov. Benedict Arnold). "

Really? Everything? Then I say, we better hide our wallets!
There is no doubt that Gov. Benedict Arnold will cave and raise taxes. After all, he is not running for election in 2010 as he will be termed out of office. On almost every issue, Gov. Benedict Arnold has been a Democrat enabler.
On same-sex marriage, he danced the fence but the real feelings about it came even before the California state supreme court divined a "right" to same-sex marriage. He told the Log Cabin Republicans that he would oppose Proposition 8, which would recognize traditional marriage. It would not take away any of the domestic partner laws that apply to same-sex partnerships.
When the court made its ruling, Gov. Benedict Arnold said that the state would accommodate right away. Not exactly a Mitt Romney on that subject.
Then there is globaloney warming. Gov. Benedict Arnold puts Al Gore and Sen. John "F--- You" McCain to shame in his never-ending quest to stop something that no one really knows is man-made or not.
On issue after issue, Gov. Benedict Arnold has been no more than a caretaker governor. Gray Davis with a personality.
The budget issue is finally a moment that Gov. Benedict Arnold could make a difference. But, he will not. He wants a deal. For it is more important for him to show that he was "post-partisan"-read, caving in to the Democrats.
Gov. Benedict Arnold could call for budget reform. But he will not.
I am afraid that the compromise will end up being what kind of taxes will be raised and how high. The Democrats have layed down where, how high and on who. All the legislative Republicans can do is just say no. And wait to, once again, be let down by the leading state Republican, Gov. Benedict Arnold.
California will eventually have to deal with the structural budget problems. It would be better to do that now instead of later. But, that will just get in the way of the tax hike.
It is only a matter of time before, once again, Gov. Benedict Arnold folds like a cheap lawn chair. And the people and what is left of business in California will be left holding the bag.