Thursday, December 30, 2010

Global Whating?

'Bout the way we feel down Tennessee way - coldest December in over 100 years.  We're having a brief warm spell right now,but scheduled to drop back into the ice box in a couple of days.  At least we got a white Christmas out of it!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Night Before Christmas (Soldier's Version)

Santa Boot Camp

Hat tip BT:

Merry Christmas, Ya'll!

The good folks at our Nashville International Airport threw down some Christmas cheer yesterday- a little Christmas sing-and-dance-along, Nashville style!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christianity and Democracy

Great analysis from Bill Whittle:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Crowder in Cancun

Funnyman Steven Crowder takes on the Global Conference in Cancun and exposes the hypocrisy:

The latter part of the video is deadly serious.  The actions that the green idiots have taken are hurting the poor in the developing world, not helping.

An Acceptable "Season" Carol

Having just come from my child's Christmas Pageant (they still allow those in parochial schools!), this seemed apropos:

Whose Money Is It?

Paul Ryan is a rising star - he truly understands economics and has a gift of communicating the basic concepts, that are ungraspable by simplibs, to the people. Here's a short riff on taxation:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Corporate Taxation

Sick and tired of being told how little U.S. companies pay in taxes?  Yeah, me too.  Wonder why they spend millions with accountants and tax attorneys to avoid paying taxes?  Here's a chart from a recent report issued by KPMG that tells that tale (you can access the full report here):

Guess what happens when you have rates this high?  Oh never mind, if you are reading this blog, you already know.  Save this chart to throw in the face of a simplib...they hate "facts," it's like holy water on vampires.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


No it's not quite that simple, but when you have a vaunted "Commission" present a report that doesn't touch the single largest expansion of bennies and redistribution from the government (lean in, I'll whisper it to ya - "Obamacare") and we are supposed to take it seriously?  The good news is that they didn't recommend some kind of value-added sales tax to bridge the gap.

We are going to have to behave like adults to tackle this problem.  Obama has begrudgingly admitted that cutting taxes stimulates the economy - duh - let's cut all the taxes we can, especially corporate ones and then zero in on the spending.  We need to develop a priority list that can be submitted to the American people.  Would you rather keep bad guys away from our shores or get free drugs?  If your answer has to do with killing bad guys, we still have to drill down on how we can do that most efficiently.  We are running out of time:

The depressing fact is that the longer we perpetuate the illusion of endless entitlements, the greater the risk we will end up seeing this:

Or this:

...oh wait, that's California - I guess it has already begun.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Still More from the Religion of Peace

This is a little dated, but I just stumbled upon it.  It's a well organized group of fanatics screaming at the Pope in London during Benedict's last visit this past September.  It's very difficult to watch all ten minutes of them spewing their hatred, but the highlight is about 8 or so minutes in when the Popemobile goes by and they scream "Burn, burn, burn in hell."  This is what all of Western Europe is dealing with - a militant, ugly, bigoted lot.  As I have said often on these pages, if we don't wake up in this country, we will be dealing with the same thing.  Watch this and ask yourself if the Ground Zero mosque makes ANY sense.

Ban Di-hydrogen Monoxide!

This nasty stuff is everywhere!

Pretty good assessment of the whole enviro-whacko movement - "they're joiners, not thinkers."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Somewhere A Father Is Crying

You work hard raising your take him to the football games, you teach him to be a gentleman.  You sit through the hours of wrestling meets watching him get work with him on his homework.  You hope he can get into a "good" school and really make something of his life.  The college acceptance letters come and you find out it's going to be Napa Valley College!  Yay!

You fill up the U-Haul trailer and help him move into his dorm room at NVC and after three years of college (with 5 more ahead, no doubt) he sends you a link to his latest video so you can catch up on what he's doing - other than majoring in Feminist Studies:

You cry.

You can't understand why he wants to wear make-up like a panda.  He's forgotten that there is a "Senate" and a "House," not two of each.  Why can't his classmates spell "ILLEGAL?"  Does Napa Valley College's hunger management program teach that three slices of pizza is starving?

You cry.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Kudos to Senator Kyl for not allowing the media to manipulate the message:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Europeans Awakening

Take a look at this speech from an Austrian MP:

The Germans are already awakening to the threat of "multi-kulti."  Meanwhile, we tolerate being strip-searched in this country so we don't offend anyone's sensibilities on diversity.  Pogo was right.

Hat tip BT.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Required Rumbler Reading

From pimply adolescence to Grandma pat-downs, we once again cover the waterfront with this week's installment.

1. The Age of Adolescence - VDH strikes again with his simple, straightforward logic.  Skewered in this episode are "artistic expression,"  aka "cowardice" and "bailouts" aka "overspent."  Even sailors know when to stop.

2. Farewell California, Texas Rising - demographer Joel Kotkin sees the results of the past election as the end of the California era.  While their suicide will continue, the second largest state shows the rest how to grow an economy.

3. And if this doesn't work...then what?  - Bill Bonner over at The Daily Reckoning reflects on the Fed's $9 trillion piggy bank for the world.

4. Herr Spengler just might have been right - Mort Zuckerman...not a regular on these pages...comments on the risk of a double-dip and dusts off one of my college history texts - Spengler's "The Decline of the West."  Was he right after all?

5. It won't make us any safer - John Wohlstetter over at NR Online goes over the facts on x-ray scatters and intimate pat downs.  Enough already!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Common Sense on Its Death Bed

First watch Laura Richardson (D) CA go through a torturous decision process to allow a Republican member to speak on the House floor - who is giving her orders in this?

Now watch more insanity from your Government Goon Agency, err, TSA:

The mainstream press is making a big deal about how "angry" Americans are.  If you aren't angry after watching these, hold a mirror under your nose to see if it fogs.