Saturday, June 13, 2009

Quotes of the Day: June 13, 2009

I found these on C4P, posted by RINO-hunter and Chappy:

Palin Facts:

1. Sarah Palin does not go "hunting". "Hunting" implies the possibility of failure. Sarah Palin goes killing.

2. There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Sarah Palin allowed to live.

3. Sarah Palin once fought fire with fire, and fire was admitted to the hospital with third degree burns.

4. Sarah Palin drank Daniel Plainview's milkshake. (There Will Be Blood reference)

5. Alaskan wolfpacks give Sarah first dibs on their kills.

6. Global Warming doesn't kill polar bears. Sarah Palin does - usually with her bare hands.

7. Alaska is the 49th state solely because they knew even before she was born that Sarah Palin would never finish last.

8. Sarah Palin fishes salmon by convincing them it's in their interest to jump into the boat.

9. When a liberal goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Sarah Palin.

10. Sarah Palin can kill two stones with one bird.

11. Sarah Palin does not sleep. She waits.

12. Sarah Palin can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.

13. Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is an annex of Alaska.

14. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Sarah Palin is worth 1 billion words.

15. Sarah Palin ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.

16. If at first you don't succeed, you're not Sarah Palin.

and finally...

17. Chuck Norris voted for Sarah Palin out of pure respect.

Now that's what Letterman's Top Ten should look like.

Pathetic Old David Letterman

(Mama Grizzly's not laughing)

Days after David Letterman's lowlife comments about Palin and her daughter Willow (although Letterman insists the remarks were not aimed at anyone underage) the feud between Palin and Letterman is still boiling.

Letterman tried to explain his cracks away, but he obviously remains unrepentant. The man hates Sarah Palin, thinks she's an idiot, etc.... and yet the pervert also thinks she's hot and makes sexual jokes about her and her teenage daughters.

The guy is a creep, pure and simple, not to mention a hypocrite.

All he had to do was get on the air and say, "Look, our job here is to write jokes that will make people laugh, and sometimes we go over the line. We did that last night, and we apologize." Then he could have moved on and that would have been it; apology accepted.

Instead he continues to be a pervert hiding behind the excuse that he is a "comedian." Hey, Letterman, we're not laughing.

What upsets me even more than his lowlife carcass is the audience that did laugh at the jokes.

I'm not against all Palin jokes, I happen to think that most of what Tina Fey did was hillarious (inaccurate, but hillarious). I can laugh at myself, and so can Palin. But Letterman despises Sarah. Despite his weak explanations, for him it's not just comedy; it's personal.

I'm not sure what will come out of all this. I expect we'll see Letterman continue to be brazen unless he gets pressure from his bosses (which he very well may since many are calling for his advertisers to go elsewhere). We'll probably see people start to line up and defend him, as well as Sarah Palin.

There's a greater issue at work here than whether or not Letterman is a washed-up hack (for the record, he is). The real issue is this: how long is the American public going to tolerate the venom spewed against conservative women, not to mention their children?

This type of thing from Letterman is nothing new. Palin got the same kind of attacks from all over the media during and after the campaign, and so did Bristol. But when you try to call the media on it, they use the old lines about her being a public figure and they're "just comedians." They've got this game mastered, man.

And now they're saying that it's all Palin's fault.

We've all heard the excuses:

"Well, she dragged her kids into this..."
"She's the one who's irresponsible, running for VP when her daughter was pregnant..."
And now the latest:
"Well, Sarah sexualized her candidacy by winking during the VP debate."

Oh, so, in your pathetic little mind she (and somehow her teenage daughters) deserved it all, is that it? She took her 14 year-old to a Yankee game, so she deserves whatever she gets.

That's like the rapist saying, "Well, she shouldn't have been wearing that outfit."

Obama, Palin, and Israel

(Sarah Palin celebrates Hanukkah, 2008)

President Obama seems to think that we can make the bad guys like us by becoming bad guys ourselves.

I have nothing against the people in the Middle East; I don't think you'd find many Americans who do. I hope that someday they'll be able to lead free and prosperous lives, but the fact remains that many of their current leaders will never allow it to be that way.

President Obama needs to get something through his head: the Muslim world hates America because America is an ally of Israel, and the Muslim world by and large hates Israel. Period.

To countries like Iran, Israel is the Little Satan, and (because we're Israel's allies, at least for now) America is the Great Satan. We could make Iran love us overnight if we stab our friends in the back and join Iran in condemning Israel, or if we just send the signal that we won't stand in their way if they want to attack Israel.

Here's the gist: we could give up the fight and stop standing up for Israel because we're tired and in so doing become an enabler to their demise, or we could do the right thing no matter how hard or how unpopular it is and stick by our allies through thick and thin. That is our choice as a nation.

Are we going to be honorable, or comfortable?

If we choose the latter, it won't last long. Evil will spread like the plague, and we won't be able to stop it.

The hard truth is that there is evil in this world. Liberals don't want to believe that.

For the liberal, it's always the victim's fault. Iran hates Israel, therefore Israel must have done something to deserve it. (It's kind of like this whole David Letterman thing - "Palin's teenage daughters are slammed and attacked, therefore it's Palin's fault." Ya gotta love the backwards logic. "Don't punish the rapist, kill the innocent baby....")

President Obama never seems to want to pick a side. He can never say, "This is where I stand." He vascillates all over the issues. He wants to make everybody happy, including Iran. (Tell me again, why do we care if a nuke-happy anti-semite dictator likes us? I don't want someone like that to like us.)

Well, guess what? Every single decision you make is going to tick off somebody. So stand up, be a man, and just do the right and honorable thing. If our enemies hate us for it, so be it.

After all this craziness it was so refreshing for me to see this statement the other day:

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the shooting victims at the National Holocaust Museum. The museum itself remembers and honors the lives lost in one of the world's most horrific genocides.

"To have an act of intolerance further spread hatred at this place of reflection, further adds to the grief. My heart goes out to all those impacted, especially the brave guards who acted so selflessly to prevent further injury.

"May God Bless the Jewish community."

- Governor Sarah Palin

Finally, someone who's not afraid to stand up for our allies.

For more on Palin's stance on Israel, check out this article.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Picture of the Day: June 11, 2009

Working mama

Quote of the Day: June 11, 2009

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
- Patrick Henry

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stupid @#$!@!*&^%

I'm not actually swearing, that's just my mood.

Okay, I don't know why this is bugging me, I should probably just let it go...

Hey, war consists of a bunch of little battles; we do what we can.

That Dennis creep who claimed that Palin plagiarized from Newt Gingrich has reposted his video (without my brilliant comments) with a new title and has banned me. (Which I expected, but his retitling is hillarious.)

Now, instead of plagiarism, he says that Palin "lifted" from Gingrich.

Could somebody please go give this clown what for on my behalf?

Rip him up one side, and down the other.

(On a sidenote, what is up with You Tube? Why is it that when you type "Palin," it brings up all the bad videos? There haven't been any new ones on the first page up until today, and the one there now is a stupid Young Turks vid. Is there an agenda at work?.....)

Quote of the Day: June 10, 2009

"When the history of modern conservatism is written, William F. Buckley could well be defined as its brain, Rush Limbaugh its mouthpiece and Ronald Reagan its muscle.
Sarah Palin is surely its heart."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Plunder, Government Charity, and the Unlawful Redistribution of Wealth

If you have never read Frederic Bastiat's The Law, then you are missing a key piece of literature fundamental to the proper understanding of government. It's not very long, and it's fairly easy to read. You can find it online here.

A few key points from The Law and other works:

1. It is fundamentally wrong for the government to take what rightfully belongs to a citizen.

Now, I'm not saying that we should pay no taxes, but we should be able to consent to those taxes through the law as going toward something that we are willing to pay for. This is one of the reasons we have different levels of government. State and local issues should remain within local control, so that the citizens can choose the direction of their taxes and spending.

Anything else is what Bastiat referred to as "lawful plunder":

"Each of us has a natural right—from God—to defend his person, his liberty,and his property....

"It is evident, then, that the proper purpose of law is to use the power of its collective force to stop this fatal tendency to plunder instead of to work. All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder....[but...]

"The law is used by the legislator to destroy in varying degrees among the rest of the people, their personal independence by slavery, their liberty by oppression, and their property by plunder. This is done for the benefit of the person who makes the law, and in proportion to the power that he holds....

"Plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law."

And just a sidenote, we all have equal right to our life, liberty, and property. That includes the rich. The government should not discriminate against people based on how much money they do or do not make.

2. We must follow the Constitution.

The Constitution is the contract between We the People of the United States and our elected officials. We agree to be governed based on these terms. This principle goes back to John Locke and his ideas of limited government based on a social contract.

John Locke's Two Treatise's of Government was one of the works most quoted by our founding fathers, and his ideas are found in the Declaration of Independence:
"To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it."
The Constitution is the will of the people solidified; defy it, and you do not have a democratic republic, you have tyranny.

This is one of the reasons I almost blew a gasket over the courts in California even considering throwing out Proposition 8.

I don't care what the issue is; I don't care if it's gay marriage or whether or not you can wear t-shirts on Sunday, if the courts can get rid of one part of a state Constitution, then they can get rid of any part, and nothing is safe. Overturning Proposition 8 would have overturned the rule of the people in California. Period.

Was slavery bad? You betcha. The U.S. Constitution allowed for it, was that bad? You betcha. But simply ignoring or burning the Constitution (like some of the more extreme abolitionists advocated) was the wrong way to go. We fought a war and lost more American citizens killing each other than in all the other wars America has ever fought combined, but we kept our system of law, and did not revert to tyranny. And in the end, we the people, amended our Constitution.

What does this have to do with plunder and socialism? Well, quite simply, our contract with the government (The Constutition of the United States) does not include a provision for government welfare and charity. Our elected officials have violated their contract.

Davy Crockett, while he was in the U.S. Congress, learned a powerful lesson from a farmer about the Constitutionality of government charity:

"We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money....

"The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man....while you are contributing to relieve one, you are drawing it from thousands who are even worse off than he....

"As the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the will very easily perceive, what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other....

"Congress has no right to give charity. Individual members may give as much of their own money as they please, but they have no right to touch a dollar of the public money for that purpose."

The entire story can be found here. It's a must read.

One of the things that first attracted me to the policies of Sarah Palin was a telephone interview I heard her give to a paper in Pittsburgh where she talked about how she is guided by her state Constitution. She said that it dictated to her how she was to govern. Sarah Palin understands her place as a servant of the people, not a master. The interview is here. I don't remember which part she said the above quote in, but the whole interview is great, so check it out!

Sarah Palin has also made many other statements indicating her respect for the rule of the people. Her stance on local control of the energy codes, including her desire for local control in her own state from the local communities to her state office is one. Another was given as recently as Monday night.

In her interview with Hannity, she indicated her respect for the separation of powers as far as the potential override of her veto was concerned. This is a woman who actually does her job; she actually works to uphold the oath of office that she took to protect and defend her state Constitution (the will of the people).

Mmmm, feel that? It's a breath of fresh air!

Why is this all important? Because the Obama administration is ignoring and circumventing the Constitution completely and is on the fast track to making slaves out of the citizens of the United States.

Think about it; what do you call a person who works and labors, and the fruits of their labor are taken without consent by someone who did no work, and those fruits are then used for whatever that person wishes, with no input from the worker?

A slave.

The only reason the people of the United States are not rising up right now and protesting en masse across this nation, is because our chains are velvet-lined. They are couched in the crocodile tears of liberal heart-tugging: "Hundreds of millions are without health insurance, blah, blah, blah... give up your freedoms so the government can kiss all the boo-boo's and make them better."

To be honest, I am glad that John McCain lost.

I don't think he would have been much better. Yes, Sarah Palin would have slowed him down, but I think you would have seen a firefight between her values and his.

Also, our education system in this country is horrible, and many Americans were confused over the policies of the Bush administration. I am glad that people are now seeing the policies of the far left progressives being put into place. Maybe their eyes will be opened now, and we will start coming to our senses.

Many Americans are starting to speak up, but it hasn't yet become painful enough for the average person to care.

It will.

When it does, I only hope and pray that there is enough character and American spirit left in this country to again declare our independence, throw the tea in the harbor, and start a big war.

We will not change our government for "light and transient causes." We are law-abiding citizens, and are "disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable. " But "when a long train of abuses and usurpations...evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. "

- the Declaration of Independence.

I close with the words of the Father of the American Revolution:

"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."

- Samuel Adams

Sarah on John Ziegler's Show

In case you didn't know, Governor Palin was on John Ziegler's new radio show today.
Audio here.

The GOP Greets it's Star

(comic found here)

CNN reports on Palin's appearance at the GOP dinner:
"A late attempt to have her speak at the dinner fell through when organizers feared she might upstage Gingrich, the onetime House speaker...."

Of course she would upstage him. Was there ever any doubt?

"When Palin and her husband, Todd, sauntered across the stage with Gingrich and his wife, Callista, shortly before the program commenced, their appearance was met with cheers from the audience of 2,000 party loyalists....

"During a break in the program for dinner, Republicans clustered around the former vice presidential nominee's table near the front of the ballroom, eager to meet the governor and pose for pictures...."

(GOP scratches head) "Now let's see, who could we get to lead the party. Hmmmmm....."

(comic here)

"No, wait....Don't tell me....."

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Good Day

Well, I don't know about you, but for me, this has been a good day.

While Obama runs our free market economy into the ground, the Barracuda is fighting back:

1. A weekend in New York (to slam Obama a little closer to his own turf)

2. An interview with Sean Hannity (to rub in it his face a little more, and to remind America that there's an awesome alternative out there). Video here (thank you, Shane).

3. An appearance at GOP dinner (to remind those Republicans who's boss). Video here.

4. And Newt Gingrich came out and slammed that stupid plagiarism charge:

“I’m thrilled if Sarah Palin used a Newt Gingrich idea from an op-ed, or speech, or column or whatever,” Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler told POLITICO. “[Gingrich’s] response to people repeating his ideas has always been good.”

Nice. Very nice.

No, She Did not Plagiarize.

I can't believe I have to even post this.

If anybody went on You Tube and found Sarah's speech introducing Michael Reagan with a title about her plagiarizing Newt Gingrich....

1. She states clearly that she is quoting from Gingrich's article.

2. The guy who posted that video is a man who has Palin Derangement Syndrome. He hangs out with the people who have been filing ethics complaints against Palin for things like wearing a coat (she must be thrown in jail!), so I wouldn't take a word he says seriously. All those ethics complaints have been thrown out so far. About 14 at this point.

3. If you have time, please click on the video and tell him exactly what you think of scum like him. People who smear the Governor like this get away with it because the general public doesn't know any better. We do. Go, go, go! Let's set 'em straight. (at least put a thumbs up or thumbs down accordingly on the comments) The link is here.

Palin's lawyer has already put out a statement about this. The link to his statments is here.

It's time to start fighting back.

No more gratuitous slams.

We're not gonna take it anymore!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Video Available!

Here is a link to the video of Sarah Palin introducing Michael Reagan in Alaska last Wednesday.

Check it out!

The Cannonization of George Tiller - UPDATED: Video Added

For the first time in years, America is more pro-life than it is pro-choice:

"Additionally, a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center recorded an eight percentage-point decline since last August in those saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases, from 54% to 46%. The percentage saying abortion should be legal in only a few or no cases increased from 41% to 44% over the same period.
Since last August.....hmmm...let's see, wasn't August when Sarah Palin burst onto the scene?

The pro-life issue is part of the reason the liberal establishment went absolutely ballistic on Sarah Palin. She is the antithesis of everything they have been trying to push for the last 40 years.

And surprise, surprise, she's been successful! People have started changing their minds, or seeing the life issue in a new light since America met Sarah Palin.

Rush Limbaugh hit the nail on the head early on.

To summarize, the lefties are desperate, for the first time in years they're losing, and then....

George Tiller was shot while ushering in his church on Sunday.

A chance to turn America pro-choice again!

We may now watch as George Tiller is turned into a martyr, a male Mother Theresa, and a virtual saint by the media in order to counteract the recent pro-life surge.

I wouldn't be surprised if they built a monument.

Sarah Palin issued a couple great statements that I'm sure helped mitigate the media somewhat, and this weekend she shot another one across the left's bow:

Shortly before noon, Palin's party was led to the National Women's Hall of Fame by Executive Director Christine Moulton....

At one point, Palin said she shared with Susan B. Anthony a desire for the protection of women. "For me, that includes our youngest sisters, girls in the womb," she said.

Hard to argue with that, though I'm sure they'll think of something.

In the meantime, let's bask in the glow of at least one blogger who has seen the light:

"I'm a 27 year old female who was always pro-choice but didn't believe that to be an important voting platform. I have to admit that I was never as political as I am now and can honestly say the only reason I ever got involved was due to Sarah Palin.

"Never before had I been exposed to a pro-life female on the national stage, which made an incredible impact on me.The minute that Sarah walked out onto the stage for the RNC speech in September I found myself leaping out of my seat and clapping at least five different times.

"There was something so captivating, authentic and genuine about this woman and how different she appeared when compared to the rest of the political elite. Right off the bat I felt like I could trust her and she epitomized what was missing in D.C.

"As I listened to her speeches and even attended another rally in Pennsylvania, I also felt my heart change and my stance on life. Because of how she was able to communicate what it actually means and because I could feel how powerful her words were due to the meaning they held for her, I couldn't help but change my mind.

"I now understand that the choice to end a life, if it were to happen to me, would be a completely selfish and heartless act due to an irresponsible decision I made. There is absolutely no reason that an innocent child should have to suffer because of a mistake I made.

Sarah Palin has changed this one young lady's mind and there is nobody else on the political scene that I admire more."
(Crabby Con: May 15: 7.34pm)

What is it they say? "If just one life is changed...."

I mean, how could you not change? You would have to be made of metal to watch this and not be moved: