Saturday, August 31, 2013

"This isn't a matter of right and left, it's a matter of right and wrong."

You said, it, Joe Dan.

If I were just a little meaner, my world would be a nicer place.

I am just too darn nice.

I am nice to friends who borrow expensive tools and never return them, I am nice to the asshole at the ATM apparently attempting to refinance his house, I am nice to the child in the movie theater during a screening of ARGO, squirming and talking loudly because the adult movie was way over his head and he didn't care one little whit about any of it. (Parents...hel-loooooo?)

I am too nice.

And when one is too nice, other people have no boundaries, no clearly defined lines in the dirt, no rules of engagement. So they do whatever the hell they feel like.

And it's not going to be wasting time being considerate of me.

I have taken nice to a level where people feel no obligation whatsoever to give a tiny little shit about me. They simply expect me to "be nice."

The unavoidable and depressingly real result of being too nice is that other people feel that it is perfectly within their right to take advantage of you and if you say anything, if you expect them to be more responsible or more considerate, YOU are the bad guy because society values your "niceness" and your "tolerance" more than it values their consideration or maturity. And they know that.

And when it gets to the point where even the most dull-witted realize that they are stepping all over you, they pull out the "I've been so busy" card. Well, that wipes the slate clean, doesn't it? You've been busy.  I certainly have no right to expect you to live up to your promises and obligations, what with you being so busy and all. Then when I have to make time in my day, day after day, to do what you won't, my life's "busyness" is not an issue. Somehow, my time isn't as valuable as yours.

Can you tell I'm not happy?

I am currently in a spot where, without giving any details and certainly without naming names, I have stepped up, ponied up, put up, and shut up until I'm FED UP.  But I'm nice. Too nice. So I do not speak up. So I am getting used up. And I'm afraid I might blow up. But for now, I'll just drink up.

But I do think my situation is analogous to our society today. We are all expected to put up with much that we don't approve of, much we don't agree with, much that we believe is damaging and harmful, but if we speak out, if we speak up, we are called names and denigrated as horrible people. And those holding all the cards, those making the accusations of racism or homophobia or xenophobia or whatever, are the ones doing whatever the hell they want and expecting the nice people who have been cowed into silence to just keeping putting up with whatever they dish out.

I'm crawling into The Drinking Closet now. If you want to join me, then YOU have to be nice. I'm all "niced" out.

Idaho...making all the other states irrelevant.

So there!


The best of the best. If you're from Idaho, these will make perfect sense.

  • Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
  • Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
  • Vacation means going to Boise.
  • You carry jumper cables in your car.
  • You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  • You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to town I wanna go with."
  • You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  • You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction.
  • You know several people who have hit a deer.
  • You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
  • You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
  • You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.
  • You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
  • Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
  • You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  • You've never met a celebrity.
  • You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.
  • A rodeo is more popular than a rock concert.
  • Democrats are like salmon, they are on the endangered species list.
  • Every other vehicle is a 4x4.
  • In March your vehicle is 43% mud.
  • In the spring every tenth car you pass is a tractor.
  • Maps and gloves are kept in your vehicle's "jocky box."
  • When the sun goes down you start looking for your coat.
  • Yellow light means "follow the car in front of you no matter what."
  • You can fish, golf, and go skiing all in the same day if you try hard enough.
  • You can see the stars at night.
  • You got a set of snow tires for Valentines Day.
  • You leave your keys in the car and the next morning it's still there.
  • You slept through the night unawakened by a siren.
  • You talk about a combine and people don't wonder what you are putting together.
  • You wave to someone on the freeway because you recognize the truck.
  • During a storm you check the cattle before you check the kids.
  • You can tell the difference between a horse and a cow from a distance. 

Planning dinner.

No Secrets.

The Downside to Drinking Red Wine for Longevity.


And no, I have no idea what that word means either. Actually, even after watching the video a number of times, I have no idea what any of it means. There's a Weird Al Yankovich morphing into Harpo Marx who has found his voice, Cher with a cameo for a split second, then Deborah Harry takes over...and the whole thing is pounding with a silly rock beat that drives home the unassailable truth that rock and roll is a British/American invention and everyone else should just leave it the hell alone!

Trust me. You just have to watch it.


Sex and the Single Kindergartener

Beloved Dear Leader has proclaimed that children as young as four now need to learn all about the birds and the bees. "It's the right thing to do," he has assured us.

Chicago public schools will start sex education in kindergarten

The dismally low graduation rate for students who attend Chicago Public Schools is barely over 60 percent – substantially lower than the national rate of roughly 75 percent. Nevertheless, citizens of the Second City will surely take heart, because the Chicago Board of Education just passed a new policy that requires sex education to begin in kindergarten.
Why not? If they are already bored by Dick and Jane, let's get them interested in Dick dicking Jane. That'll keep'em in school.
The new policy, which was passed on Wednesday, according to ABC News, is part of a broader makeover of the school district’s sexual health program,

Sometime within the next two years, students in every grade, including kindergarten, will be required to spend a certain amount of time on the birds and the bees.

Mandated sex-ed for Chicago kindergartners will include instruction about male and female anatomy and reproduction. It’s not clear exactly how much detail five- and six-year-olds will be taught concerning the more sophisticated uses of their genitals.
This seems perfectly in line with Obamacare. Now that healthcare is run by the government -- and government is always a monopoly -- we don't want little Johnny and Susie playing doctor anymore.

Besides, Obama and Kevin Jennings and all the rest of the perverts are waaaaaaay behind on this one. South Park has already had fun with this.


Proper Condom Use

And who can forget the Reverse Cowgirl?

As Billy Graham is reported to have quipped, "If God doesn't punish America, He owes Sodom and Gomorrah a HUGE apology." 

H/T: The Daily Caller

Why there shouldn't be any Italian Muslims.

Eating out the middle.

Interesting statistic: The Democratic Party is now made up of two principle factions: the poorest among us...and the richest.


This, of course, leads to the deductive conclusion that the Republican party is increasingly made up primarily from the middle...'cause what's left?

Anywho...what do the poorest and the richest have in common when supporting Democratic policies?


Neither group CARES about higher taxes.

The poorest don't pay them...they only receive the benefits of government largess. Remember, 50% of the people in this country do not pay income tax presently. If it costs you nothing to support more free you gonna vote?

The richest can afford another 5% or whatever. Think an increase in taxes will affect Bill Gates? Not bloody likely.

But the middle class? The small business owner trying to keep afloat with ever increasing taxes on a small margin of profit? The guy trying to maintain payroll for the men and women he knows personally...probably has over for dinner...who goes to their kids' school plays...? Another 5% or 8% can mean the difference between keeping your staff and laying them off. Between staying afloat and going under.

We are constantly asked by our politicians to judge with righteous indignation the relatively few large corporations as greedy and opportunistic, and some undoubtedly are...but remember, more than 68% (in good times) and an astonishing 80% (historically in bad times) of the people in this country get their jobs from SMALL BUSINESSES...NOT these evil big bad corporations. And the kicker is that all the while these corporations are paraded before us as the destroyers of America, it is THEY who have the power through lobbyists and political contributions to help shape the policies that are touted as bringing them under control! Not small business. So while we get whipped into a frenzy and demand that "something be done" about a few corporations which are actually in on the game, sleeping with politicians for political and economic favor, it is the middle class and the small business owner that inevitably get squeezed and squeezed.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Chris, you ignorant slut.

The video in which Chris Matthews whores himself to Obama. This is priceless. Nauseating, but priceless.

As for all of us conservatives racially hating on Dear Leader? Well, haters gonna hate.

51 Ways to Leave Your Lover

51. Have her executed for making a sex tape.


Kim Jong-un's Ex-Girlfriend 'Shot by Firing Squad'

Kim Jong-un's ex-girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad on Aug. 20, reports said Wednesday.

Sources in China said singer Hyon Song-wol as well as Mun Kyong-jin, head of the Unhasu Orchestra, were arrested on Aug. 17 for violating North Korean laws against pornography and were executed in public three days later.

The victims of the atrocity were members of the Unhasu Orchestra as well as singers, musicians and dancers with the Wangjaesan Light Music Band.

They were accused of videotaping themselves having sex and selling the videos. The tapes have apparently gone on sale in China as well.

A source said some allegedly had Bibles in their possession, and all were treated as political dissidents.
What are the odds that she was set up? 
Kim met Hyon about a decade ago, before either of them was married. But he was later ordered to break off the relationship by his father Kim Jong-il and she married a soldier. Since then there have been rumors that the two were having an affair.

Kim's wife Ri Sol-ju was also a member of the Unhasu Orchestra before she married him. Whether she had any hand in the executions is unclear. The Unhasu Orchestra and Wangjaesan Light Music Band have apparently been disbanded due to the latest scandal.

"They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on," the source said.

The source added that all of the families of the executed appear to have been sent to prison camps under North Korea's barbaric principle of guilt by association.
Well, that is certainly an effective way to silence any witnesses who might protest that you just had your girlfriend shot to keep things cozy at home. Kill her and eleven others, and force their families to watch, then ship them off to prison camps. Nice and tidy. President Peace Prize probably really envies little Kimmy now. Unfortunately Our Beloved Leader is "constrained by a system the Founders put in place." It would have been so much more convenient to be able to arrest, try and execute the survivors of Benghazi for, say, desertion or some other trumped up charge, instead of having to monitor them day and night, poly-graph them every month, and ship them around the country in witness protection programs so Congress can't find them and force them to testify.

And don't even get me started on the Seal Team Six being shot out of the air after the  Bin Laden raid. THAT little operation was probably a logistical nightmare. Think of the headaches, the planning, the risk. Who knew if the damned Afghans could get the job done? If only Dear Leader could just have had them all shot.

It's not easy being president. It would be so much easier being king. Or emperor. But he's not and that's a problem, or so he says.

Common Coarseness of Common Core

In our enlightened age of collectivist wisdom, "common" has come to mean something wonderful, utopian, almost mystical -- something shared by all in the brotherhood of true equality -- instead of something base, crass, coarse and vulgar, which is mostly what I remember it meaning as a child.

There was a time when no one wanted to be "common".  Of course this aversion did not hold true when you added the word "sense" to it. "Sense" turned the vulgarity of "common" into the plain-spoken wisdom of the average man, a trait valued in America. But this is often the case with language. There are nuances.

Nuances can be important. As conservatives, though, we are rarely, if ever, fully aware of them. We aren't able to grasp the subtleties, the refined elegance so often conveyed in the nuance. This makes us want to smash things. Or read comic books where heroes in costumes smash things.

So it isn't surprising at all that there has been an uproar by stupid conservatives over the discovery that one of the books listed among the Common Core exemplar texts for 11th grade is Toni Morrison's, "The Bluest Eye." (WARNING!!!! Link contains graphic sexual content -- but also a VERY good article.) We, of course, missed the nuances.

If you read "The Bluest Eye" you might think it is about dysfunctional families and individuals who express their self-hatred, lack of morals, and purposeless lives through anger, fighting, alcoholism, sexual deviancy, incest, child molestation, rape, pedophilia and predation. But you would be wrong. You would have missed the nuances. It is about racism. It is about how racism shapes everything in a black person's world so that they are hapless victims utterly destroyed by whitey. Even the most degenerate of behaviors are only the result of this emotional destruction.

You see, everything that the characters do to each other in this novel stems from the fact that they are black in a white world. They are all victims. Society is the culprit, the rapist, the abuser, not them. White society, to be precise. So the reader is encouraged through Ms. Morrison's direction to see themselves as the rapist, the abuser, the pedophile, to sympathize.
Obviously the reason behind some parents calls for removing the book are the graphic depictions of incest, rape and pedophilia. And not just that, the book actually lets the reader see the depictions from the perpetrators point of view.
In fact, the author of the book, Morrison, says that she wanted the reader to feel as though they are a “co-conspirator” with the rapist. She took pains to make sure she never portrayed the actions as wrong in order to show how everyone has their own problems. She even goes as far as to describe the pedophilia, rape and incest “friendly,” “innocent,” and “tender.” It’s no wonder that this book is in the top 10 list of most contested books in the country.
The fact that she often chose to describe these acts from the point of view of the perpetrator in order to make him sympathetic to the reader is nuance. As a bona fide knuckle-dragging conservative, I would suggest that whether it is nuance or not, it is also dangerous, confusing, potentially psychologically damaging to a 16 or 17 year old, and actually outrageously demeaning to the black characters in the novel.

The American Academy of Pediatrics studies and develops policies pertaining to youth from birth through age 21, and specifically lists books as part of the mass media environment examined by their institution. The AAP states that exposure to violence in media has a significant risk on the health of children and adolescents and can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares and fear of being harmed. It is also associated with teen pregnancy and promiscuity. The AAP has also called on schools specifically to do more in the way of preventing young people from being exposed to and negatively impacted by harmful media.
Children are simply not mature enough to process the violent, incestuous sex scenes in the book. And yes, high school kids are still considered children! They are minors. They are not adults, and they are not in college. We need to use some common sense when choosing texts to be studied in the classroom. Children’s developing brains do not need to be assaulted with this notion of sexual violence. Educators are supposed to protect children from violence. The American Academy of Pediatrics studies and develops policies pertaining to youth from birth through age 21, and specifically lists books as part of the mass media environment examined by their institution. The AAP states that exposure to violence in media has a significant risk on the health of children and adolescents and can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares and fear of being harmed. It is also associated with teen pregnancy and promiscuity. The AAP has also called on schools specifically to do more in the way of preventing young people from being exposed to and negatively impacted by harmful media.

So there is nuance, and then there is flat out, unadulterated, undeniable pornography and violence. I am not going to copy the excerpts from this novel. If you want to read them, and the rest of Ms. France's exceptional article about this book, go here. It is sexual content so graphic, so repulsive that reading it only entices the reader to experience the basest of human urgings. Explicit descriptions of sexual behavior so depraved that virtually all societies in history have forbidden such acts. But in today's enlightened world, incest, rape and pedophilia are simply nuances, artful constructs to convey the tortured yet sympathetic depravity of the helpless black person caught in a white world.

If I were a black person, I would be furious -- FURIOUS! at such a depiction. To suggest that being black is so monstrous a burden that one is helpless to prevent the fall into the most disgusting, degrading, and damaging of behaviors is to reduce black people almost to the level of animals. It is to suggest that simply because of their blackness they are incapable of loving themselves enough to have values, morals and principles that guide their behavior in constructive and healthy ways. This is outrageous -- and it is horribly demeaning.

Remember, the flip side to playing the eternal victim is that one must remain the eternal child. In "The Bluest Eye" author, Toni Morrison, tries to convince us that being black in a white world absolves one from everything by reducing the black person to a state of perpetual childhood, so that even the adults are drawn sympathetically as they prey on their own children.

And it's all whiteys' fault.

H/T: PolitiChicks

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Godwin's Law Comes Home

The concept of Godwin's Law, which is the use of a Hitler reference to win an argument, has parallels within our own country. But here the winning reference is McCarthy.

This tactic -- accusing someone of "McCarthyism" -- has been used for so long by liberals that it is taken for granted that it immediately wins the argument. So when Hugh Hewitt pressed his guest, Karen Finney, on her use of the accusation and her knowledge of history, she became infuriated. And she hung up on him.

Well, take that!

Hugh Hewitt was amused.

This is the face of politics in America in the glorious age of liberal ascendency. The left is angry and they are open about it. They are taking power and they are furious at anyone who questions them. The name-calling, whether it is directed at dog whistle racism or Tea Party terrorism or senatorial McCarthyism is reaching a level of flailing hysteria that more closely resembles a passionate yet ill-informed adolescent than a rational adult.

It cannot be without some measure of amazement and consternation that we watch both our country's liberal media personalities and federal officials make such egregious errors in logic. We hear Chris Matthews state that calling President Obama by his last name is indicative of racism because it is disrespectful. This is not, however, to imply that referring to Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, or Truman by last name was ever disrespectful. We learn from Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group who obtained a copy of the Department of Defense training manual, that the United States government now regards the men who created the United States government as extremists:
As noted, an ideology is a set of political beliefs about the nature of people and society. People who are committed to an ideology seek not only to persuade but to recruit others to their belief. In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples. (Emphasis mine.)
The training manual continues: 
“Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publicly espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” (Emphasis mine.)
I find it ironic that Karen Finney is warning of dire and potentially violent consequences should Senator Cruz continue his opposition to Obamacare on a show called "Disrupt", while Tea Partiers who stand for civil disobedience and change through the political process are called terrorists.

And I find it downright chilling that our own government considers the founding principles and values of this country to be extremist.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Texas is my new favorite state. And not solely because Rachel is back home and taking Target by storm or daily hitting the drive through and emptying the taco bins at Taco Bell. No. Because of this headline:

Texas Rodeo to Feature Obama Clown

This is superb. This is stupendous.  This is Lone Star Mega-watt Brilliance.  This is Texas.

A Texas rodeo isn’t shying away from controversy — instead, they are doing the opposite and promoting an appearance of a rodeo clown wearing a mask of President Obama this weekend.

“You’ve heard about the controversy surrounding the Obama clown in Missouri,” read an announcement from the Mesquite Rodeo, according to the Dallas Observer.

“This weekend, an Obama clown is a special guest star as the Mesquie Rodeo puts on the grand finale to its 2013 season with non-stop action you will only find in the aptly named ‘Rodeo Capital of Texas,’” the announcement added.

As TheBlaze previously reported, an appearance of an Obama rodeo clown at a Missouri rodeo made national news in August, ultimately resulting in the rodeo clown being fired and banned for life from the fair.

The only appropriate response by free citizens to a priggishly hypersensitive president like Obama is to put him in his place. And it ain't on a pedestal, that's for damn sure.

One of the most effective weapons a citizenry has to maintain a proper relationship between the concentration of power in the hands of our elected officials and the diffusion of power amongst the people is ridicule and satire. Mockery. Without it our president might believe he is some kind of god. Above the people. Privileged in a way that does not require humility or gratitude, but only serves to prove his distinct superiority.

And that would be bad.

So we mock. And we laugh. And we criticize. And we make fun.

Of course this makes us racists.

Oh well.

Oh f*&king well.

And that's what Texas is saying to our Most Beloved President Peace Prize.

"Oh f*&king well, padre."

And they are also making Missouri look like a bunch of damn cowards and kiss-asses. Good. They are.

The only real weapons the left ever has are accusations and contempt. They silence through shame and the threat of ostracism. For good people who truly do have good intentions, this is highly effective. It has served to advance the agenda of the left virtually without opposition for decades.

It's time for push back. And we need to shove so hard that they land in the dirt.

Texas just did that and I love her for it.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Private Idaho

Anyone who is lucky enough to have ever lived in Idaho feels that it speaks to them in a unique and private way. Everyone I have ever met from Idaho feels so connected to the spiritual qualities of the place that even mentioning it always brings a secret smile to their faces.

We all of us know that secret smile.

Idaho isn't just rugged, forbidding, immense. It is also deep, quiet, and soulful.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday morning....

Because Friday night....

Oooooh...not really. THIS really....

 Honestly, who ARE these people?

Only in America.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Phony Scandal

The Benghazi Affair is unraveling despite the strong arm tactics of a fascist Secretary of State and a President who maintains that it is all a phony scandal drummed up by people who just don't like him. 

Well, I just don't like him. Partly Mostly because of the constant whiff of scandal and deceit that surrounds him.

But, really, what difference, at this point, does it make?

From CNN, of all places:

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.

Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.
"Great lengths" include lie detector tests every MONTH. And threats against them and their families.

One of those pesky "leaks" is Diplomatic Security Agent David Ubben, who waited on a rooftop for 20 hours for evacuation while President Peace Prize was partying in Vegas with Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Again. Niiiiiiiice.

If you are an embarrassment to this administration,
expect to be expendable.

H/T: Ace of Spades HQ