Thursday, June 26, 2008
The United States Supreme Court made the historical decision today that the right to bear arms belongs to the individual American. When the founders of this nation wrote ---"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed"--- the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision said, (what I have said along with many others), that the comma in the 2nd amendment between "a free state" and "the right of the people" literally meant that this right was granted to the individual in addition to a "well regulated militia" to provide the security of a free state. This is one of the most monumental decisions ever made by today's Supreme Court that recognizes the individual right to possess a gun. Gun owners can thank George W. Bush (in part) for appointing two conservative justices that certainly made the difference in this decision.
The New York Times today has posted a story regarding "party unity", while missing to point out the typical practices that Democrats are accustomed to-----over-spending:
Democrats in Delicate Talks to Unify Party
By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JEFF ZELENY
Published: June 26, 2008
WASHINGTON — With the help of one of Washington’s best-connected lawyers, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are negotiating a thicket of complicated issues, like how to repay Mrs. Clinton’s campaign debt and her role at the Democratic convention. The talks come as they try to leave behind their intense rivalry and work out a plan to cooperate this fall.
Mr. Obama’s aides said that while he was prepared to help her pay off the debt, there was only so far he would go, given his campaign’s own desire to raise record sums for the general election. In addition to the $12 million that Mrs. Clinton owes to outside suppliers, she pumped more than $10 million of her own money into her campaign. LINK
So, to sum up the Democratic Party's dilemma: Hillary Clinton purchased services and goods on credit at the end of her campaign run. In addition, Clinton loaned and spent 12 million of her own money leaving her 22 million in debt while attempting to defeat Obama. Does this practice of over-spending sound familiar among Democrats? Does the 800 billion in unfunded entitlements that Obama has promised to American voters ring any bells? In a period where the average wage earner is struggling to make ends meet, do they intend to embrace a party that goes beyond their budgets with reckless spending practices? How does Mr. Obama justify asking his supporters to pay off Mrs. Clinton's debts while others live within their means? This is the typical mentality of the Democratic Party--------spend now, and tax your way out of the debt on the backs of the American worker. Like the weatherman says, "there will be no change".
Fresno State shocks Georgia for first CWS championship
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Fresno State was smashing in its final performance as college baseball's team of destiny, winning a championship that would have been impossible to predict.
With Steve Detwiler providing all the offense Justin Wilson needed, the Bulldogs captured their first national championship in a men's sport with a 6-1 victory over Georgia in Game 3 of the College World Series finals Wednesday night. LINK
Monday, June 23, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Carlin, the dean of counterculture comedians whose biting insights on life and language were immortalized in his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV" routine, died of heart failure Sunday. He was 71. LINK
I saw George Carlin in the early seventies at the HSU field house when his acts were still in infancy. He did his "seven words you can't say on TV" routine and the crowd roared with laughter. His classic style of humor has been often imitated but never to the perfection Carlin possessed. Rest in Peace you "hippy-dippy weatherman."
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
News Flash ! Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for president, opposes lifting the ban on offshore drilling and says that allowing exploration now wouldn't affect gasoline prices for at least five years.
So much for the future of "hope and change". Can we ask Senator Obama if in any way his political motives are getting in the way of his mental capacity to understand the will of the people? Does the economic hardship all Americans are experiencing permit Mr. Obama to wait until January to have an enlightenment and change this failed policy? Are Obama's advisors committed to staying this course to maintain any portion of his left-wing electorate?
This is a moment in our history that not only the President, but both house's of the legislature should not only release the moratorium, but also make it a directive to demand that oil construction contractors begin setting up to drill in three months. They should also demand that at least five locations would begin breaking ground within six months.
Adding to the legislation that contractors break ground on another five locations for nuclear power plants would also relieve the electric power grid that is currently running at maximum levels.
All of these directives should be implemented immediately along with another 20 billion in alternative energy development----and scrap the corn based ethanol program that is draining our precious resources in the food chain.
With our current Democratic controlled House and Senate we have seen the price at the pumps double in two short years and yet they are maintaining their status quo that is restricting this nation from moving forward. It should be demanded that every legislator that votes to prohibit this process will be doing so at their own peril, and every moron that says "we can't drill our way out of this predicament", (which includes Mr. Bill O'Reilly who is clueless on a free-market capitalism ideology) has underestimated the power of a determined nation. If our government would implement the same incentive-based construction plans that preformed the re-construction of the Northridge Quake hiways, all of these projects could go on line in three to five years. This would prove to the "detractors" that YES, WE CAN DRILL OUR WAY OUT OF THIS.
It's time for our leadership to step up to the task at hand. Demand that they move forward with these plans or be prepared to be removed from their "responsibilities" of representing the electorate that put them there. LEAD, FOLLOW, OR JUST GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY!
Update: Check out the price of gas since our dear friends on the left have taken office:
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The New York Times today attempted to tap Barack Obama's top VP vetter as a "challenge": LINK TO STORY
"The resignation of James A. Johnson highlights the challenge Barack Obama faces in living up to his goal of not surrounding himself with people with ties to special interests."
Also in the article, the Times pointed out Obama's never-ending "search" for experience:
"Mr. Johnson’s departure deprives Mr. Obama of decades of experience and access to Washington’s power elite. Mr. Johnson has been a fixture in Washington political and legal circles for three decades, and he led the vice-presidential search team for Senator John Kerry, the Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2004"
Then, the authors "forget" / "misplace" a John McCain quote:
"His resignation highlights the difficulties for Mr. Obama’s campaign in trying to live up to his promises to remain independent of the Washington establishment and the special interests that populate it.
Mr. McCain and national Republican officials, who had seized on the questions being raised about Mr. Johnson, gloated over his departure on Wednesday.
"The American people have reason to question the judgment of a candidate who has shown he will only make the right call when under pressure from the news media," Tucker Bounds, a McCain spokesman, said in a statement."
I have yet to find in this article where Mr. McCain's statement is recorded or quoted. Did the authors of the story imply that Mr. McCain "GLOATED" in abstencia ???
Finally, the Times conveniently leaves out the definition of "high-profile advisers":
"Although Mr. Obama’s campaign is known for its stability and cohesiveness, Mr. Johnson is at least the second high-profile adviser to step down in the wake of controversy. In March, Samantha Power, a close friend and foreign policy adviser, resigned after referring to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as "a monster."
I guess Jeremiah Wright was never considered a "high-profile advisor"??? Silly me, Mr. Wright never "stepped down"------- or did he?
Friday, June 06, 2008
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has a post up marking the 64th anniversary of D-Day
The moment America became the leader of the Free World
Sixty-four years ago today, Allied forces swept onto the beaches of Normandy to liberate France and put an end to Nazi domination of Europe. The D-Day assault comprised American, Canadian, and British forces, but the Americans led, and for the most part the Americans bled, especially on Omaha. This position of leadership and sacrifice heralded the emergence of America as the primary Western power, but on that day, no one could say for sure that we would succeed:......... Link
Update: Scott at Flopping Aces has a "flashback" post on those who died to provide liberty.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Jun 3 01:33 PM US/EasternBy DAVID ESPO and STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.
Campaigning on an insistent call for change, Obama outlasted former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in a historic race that sparked record turnout in primary after primary, yet exposed deep racial divisions within the party.
The AP tally was based on public commitments from delegates as well as more than a dozen private commitments. It also included a minimum number of delegates Obama was guaranteed even if he lost the final two primaries in South Dakota and Montana later in the day......LINK VIA FOX NEWS
Let the real vetting process begin...............