Sunday, February 27, 2011

Misguided Youth

Here's your product of America's public school indoctrination on display:

Scary part?  Note where she says she is a "public sector employee."  That means either Wisconsin taxes or our taxes are paying for her to stand out there and preach her lunacy.  But seriously folks, can we get a grip?  What is happening in Madison is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what happened in Cairo.  In Cairo, they protested because they don't have enough of anything.  This whole Arab revolt was touched off in Tunisia by a guy that set himself on fire because he didn't have any bread.  These rabble rousers in Madison are skipping work (that taxpayers fund!) to protest the slightest reduction in their bennies!

Dare I say they are being "INSENSITIVE" - the left's favorite epithet to hurl at conservatives?  To put yourself on the same level as a starving peasant when your average salary is over $50K a year and coupled with your benefit package you are clearing over $100K?? 

Final point - if you ever had any doubts about how far to the radical left the Democrat party has come, this display in Madison clinches it. They are aligned with the ultra-radical fringe whose naivete is only matched by their ignorance...and right now,  that's who is running the Executive Branch.  The battle in Madison is about the fifty odd year money laundering scheme that the Democrats have had courtesy of public sector unions...they see that font being shut off and it scares the hell out of them.  It also brings their ideological siamese twins like the pair in this video out on display.

Stay strong, Scott Walker!

Rumble on!

Friday, February 25, 2011

It is NOT About The Children

This is the lead counsel of the National Education Association - the same bunch raising hell in Madison.  Great sound bite: "It's because we have POWER!"

Truly can watch even more, if you can stand it, by clicking here.

This madness has to end - bring on school choice, charter schools, and strip these megalomaniacs of their power.  Lord knows the results couldn't be any worse.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Allen West - Not Mincing Words

This is how you handle the political correctness that is killing our country.  European leaders are fighting back, finally an American willing to tell the truth.  How about some "political DIRECTness" to counter the lunacy of political correctness?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Obama IS the Leader!

Damn straight Obama is the leader!  Take a look:

Source: Investors Business Daily

Hands down, our President is demonstrating leadership skills that put him at the head of the pack.

There, I have said kind words about Obama.  He is way ahead of all his recent predecessors.  He had done a LOT better than George W. Bush!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hate Speech

Klavan nails it here nicely:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Invisible Hand

...and if you saw the ad, the Dad who starts the car from the kitchen would be labeled "Free market capitalism."

Hat tip Patriot Post

Monday, February 7, 2011

Treaty, Schmeaty

Santa Anna surrenders to Sam Houston
Some years ago, your humble scribbler was visiting Rumbleclan south of the border in the lovely town of Monterrey, Mexico.  Fueled with taquitos and tequila, I was engaged in an interesting dialogue with a prominent local authority who had an interesting perspective on treaties.  Upon discovering that I hailed from the Lone Star State, he remarked that I was actually a Mexican.  He further explained that in the view of many Mexicans, Santa Anna's surrender after the Battle of San Jacinto and disposition of Mexican claims to the Republic of Texas was invalid.  "He did it under duress," he said, "it's simply not valid and it's only a matter of time before we reclaim it."  Well, the Santa Anna did, at least honor the terms of the surrender - withdrew his forces from Texas and eventually a treaty was signed at Velasco that memorialized all the terms.   Treaties are made between governments via their representatives, not between individuals.

Now, my Mexican friend said what he did with the fuel of mojitos and tongue planted firmly in his cheek, but it is with some concern that I read the following exchange between Der Spiegel and Msr. Mohammed "I can't find nuclear fuels in Iran" ElBaradei:

SPIEGEL: Are you now saying that a government that included participation by the Muslim Brotherhood would continue on with Mubarak's policies toward Israel?
ElBaradei: No. Something the Israelis also need to grasp is that it's impossible to make peace with a single man. At the moment, they have a peace treaty with Mubarak, but not one with the Egyptian people. The Israelis should understand that it is in their long-term interest to have a democratic Egypt as a neighbor, and that it is prudent to acknowledge the legitimate interests of the Palestinians and to grant them their own state."

That kind of thinking is extraordinarily dangerous and will give no comfort to the Israelis at all.  ElB goes on in the interview to talk about how the Muslim Brotherhood is not aligned with Al Quida, has sworn off violence etc. etc. - the usual talking points of CAIR.  This mindset is reflective of the entire problem in dealing with the Muslim world.  

Sadat and Begin
I grew up in the Diplomatic Corps when the black passport was your life insurance policy.  International law has been completely upended ever since the seizing of the American Embassy in Iran...the last time we had a real popular uprising in the Middle East.  Now, the black passport makes you a target, and Embassies and Consulates are considered leverage points for terror.  If we are negotiating with people who disregard international standards of diplomacy, how do you get to a "deal." Treaties no longer are meaningful, only thuggery and force work.  ElBaradei's point that the peace treaty is just with Mubarak is historically inaccurate - it was originally signed by Sadat (who was murdered by the Muslim Brotherhood!) and is symptomatic of this mindset that all standards are fluid.  

Mexico under Santa Anna followed Western practices of diplomacy: agreements were made, ratified and honored.  When you are dealing with the Middle East...not so much.  Egypt has honored the treaty with Israel for 30 years and it has been helpful to both countries.  Signaling that it is invalid is irresponsible.  Let's pray for peaceful and slow transition in Egypt that allows for the development of alternative parties that are a little less cavalier with international law than ElBaradei and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Obama Swapped British Nuke Secrets to Get a Deal?

In the "I pray to God this isn't true" category, the London Telegraph is reporting that Obama and the boys used our ALLIES, the British as bargaining chips to beg for a treaty out of the Russians.  The source, the source of most real news these days, is the Wikileaks bunch.  Their primary nuclear platform is the Trident platform that we provide to them and according to the report, Obama's team agreed to give the Soviets...err, Russians information on all the Tridents we have provided to our British friends.

If this turns out to be true, put Obama's name right up next to Benedict Arnold in the American Annals of Treachery.  If this is true, the Senate should move immediately to rescind the "new START Treaty," and open an investigation ASAP.

We've huffed and chortled about a lot of the doings of this administration, but betraying a long-standing faithful ally for the sake of a photo-op goes well beyond the pale.  This is just plain dangerous and could well be an impeachable offense.  Who the hell is more likely to target us - the British or the Russians?

Oh sure you're grinning ear to ear, Medvedev.

Love on the Left

How's that hopey change civility working out for you?

Can you imagine if the left got videos like this from a Tea Party rally?  They just fantasize that this is how the right behaves;  they need to look in a mirror.