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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/5/2014 9:24:59 PM | Feedback (19)
From Ace "You will always be able to find a "good reason" to exert control other people if you set about on looking for one."
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2014 2:34:34 PM | Feedback (0)
Easy. Just pick any random topic and give them a few minutes. They’ll merge their pet topics into anything. Take the discussion on Gibson’s new guitar line made from the wood that was illegally confiscated. (The comments are Disqus which means they’re not in any particularly understandable order, so I can’t point you to any link in particular, but you’ll see the guy). Doesn’t matter that the post is about guitars, it’s about a company using the same wood as every other guitar manufacturer in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/2/2014 11:24:32 AM | Feedback (7)
This brouhaha over Moochelle giving the TOTUS a stare of death is so overblown it's ridiculous and it’s embarrassing to watch righties trip over themselves to make something of it. Photographs remove the context of time. A face frozen in mid-blink gives an expression that isn’t intended. And motion itself can create some seriously crazy images. Take Beyoncé’s famously funny picture It makes for a funny meme, but it’s not indicative of what she was actually doing at that precise moment in time....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2013 10:45:52 AM | Feedback (10)
But I get the nagging sensation this administration (not just Obama, but an entire network of ‘progressives’ that have been setting this particular moment up for decades) is hell bent on provoking a minor civil war. Not necessarily shooting, but a bunch of pissed off patriots who finally decide to take back their country, be it via vocal outrage or a march deemed “dangerous to the security of the United States”. The GOP is not going to win this shutdown. They can’t. They are technically in the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2013 9:58:20 AM | Feedback (19)
I may not be able to blog. Surprisingly, the traffic getting into work this morning wasn’t bad as I expected. The piles of bodies mostly were on the side of the road, and the roving gangs handing out incandescent light bulbs to school children* were, for the most part, off the main parts of the highway. Since the laws no longer applied, the fully automatic Ma Duce I got to mount to my GTI came in handy when clearing out intersections full of the elderly, rioting over the price gouging of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/1/2013 10:53:34 AM | Feedback (7)
Insty informs us that Popular Science has decided to shut off comments because people had the audacity to question science A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of climate change, is mistakenly up for grabs again. This is written by someone who supposedly worships at the alter of science, whose very doctrine revolves around questioning what is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2013 9:13:02 AM | Feedback (7)
Not too long ago at dinner, my eldest asked me how much longer Obama was going to be in office. When I said three years, she sighed in disgust and said something to the effect of “We have to wait that long? I hope we can put someone else in office who respects freedom and liberties next.” And that made me step back a bit out of worry. I’m glad my girls are learning about liberty and freedom. I’m happy that they seem to understand the value of leaving others alone so that they can live their...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/16/2013 9:07:34 AM | Feedback (15)
This article at Ace of Spades is a must read. Cities are not forever. 
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/7/2013 9:26:48 AM | Feedback (3)
One thing I noticed online is that on the 4th of July, people seem to remember a bit about freedom. From the places where fireworks are outlawed and people openly flaunt their disobedience, to remembrance of those who died for our freedoms, to the seemingly sudden onset of anti-authority found in many Facebook posts and Tweets. And, like the fireworks that light the sky up at night, it’s gone in a flash. We need 365 July 4ths in a row, in my opinion.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/8/2013 8:02:49 AM | Feedback (4)
I’m a firm believer that corporations never pay taxes anyway and that any new taxes are simply passed onto their customers in the form of higher prices. However, I realized something mid-3rd-cup of coffee – This isn’t exactly true, and for the worse. You see, taxes can be raised on companies who will then delay the felt effects by their consumers. They can take a tax hike hit for a while until things get thin, then raise their prices. This delay serves to disassociate a politician’s tax hike...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2013 9:34:35 AM | Feedback (12)
None of what’s going on with the Obama administration, from Benghazi, to the spying on the media, to the IRS scandal comes as a surprise to those of us who have been paying attention. Just saying.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2013 10:26:33 AM | Feedback (6)
There is a corollary to Godwin’s Law I am coining  that I think this is going to ruffle the feathers of some of those with the really nice Wookie suits, but I think it’s important because I’ve seen this argument deployed many a time and I think it’s faulty. Here we go - As an online discussion over taxes grows longer, the probability of a libertarian leaning person comparing it to slavery reaches 1. Now before you grab your bow-caster and a box of Kashyyyk’s finest ammo (apparently,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/2/2013 9:17:59 AM | Feedback (45)
Wait… This isn’t the Onion? Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to "transactional sex" for survival. … More broadly, the resolution says climate change will hurt "marginalized" women, such as refugees, sexual minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with HIV. It also cites Hurricane Katrina as evidence of how climate change can affect women, noting that the storm displaced...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/29/2013 2:31:55 PM | Feedback (11)
Gun owner? Those records belong in the public’s eye! Terrorist scumbag’s welfare records? PRIVACY IS PARAMOUNT! On unemployment compensation, labor department spokesman Kevin Franck refused to say whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev ever collected, saying it was “confidential and not a matter of public record.” Emphasis mine. I’m sorry, but if you’re taking MY money, you better be damned well aware I have every right to see how your scraggly ass is using it. In this instance, it’s an embarrassment to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/25/2013 10:10:14 AM | Feedback (0)
It’s more like “so perturbed I can’t managed to use proper punctuation, capitalization, or sentence structure” mail You have a message from pat sticke shame on you. 90% of American want gun control the only way MY United States is going to move forward is to vote all republicans out of office. Republicans are NOT doing what is best for United States, but doing anything and everything against Pres. Obama. He was elected bY the people FOR the people. maybe you don't understand the ways of my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2013 6:59:27 AM | Feedback (12)
To protect my family from this. Seriously. Watch this video, but keep anything sharp or shooty away because I’m lucky I was at work when I saw it, otherwise I’d have punched the monitor while screaming. Very little can get me riled up like this, but that’s a direct threat to my children. Claiming that they do not ‘belong’ to me or my wife comes with the implicit understanding that you can just come and pick them up at your leisure. My children are not property, but they are mine to raise as I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2013 3:44:56 PM | Feedback (12)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/5/2013 10:40:04 AM | Feedback (3)
Because this phrase, uttered by the execrable Bloomberg should send chills up and down it “I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.” Let me emphasize a few key words here “I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.” Notice Blowhard doesn’t say “I do think there are certain times our freedoms should be infringed”. No, he thinks he should infringe on your freedom. His freedoms? Leave those alone. Again, here’s a key illustration that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2013 10:42:27 AM | Feedback (7)
Even Feinstein & Horwitz aren’t concerned about it And let’s remember what the sponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein, said on January 27th of this year:“There will be a package put together. If assault weapons is left out of the package…I’ve been assured by the majority leader I will be able to do it as an amendment on the floor, which is the way I did it in 1993. So, that doesn’t particularly bother me.” And it shouldn’t bother us either. It’s a flat out...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/21/2013 11:08:16 AM | Feedback (5)
Feinstein’s AWB bill dying isn’t a big deal. It was a pawn in a much bigger game of chess. Don’t get distracted by it, thinking we’ve scored even a minor victory. It was and always had been planned to be nothing more than a threat they knew they couldn’t pass but used to hide the other items on their agenda. Universal background checks Full On Registration is still not only on the table, but has squishy RINOs champing at the bit to be ‘bipartisan’ over it. The fight hasn’t even begun.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/20/2013 9:01:02 AM | Feedback (4)
Progressives believe that people are too stupid to make the right decisions for themselves and that elected leaders should be the ones to do it. Yet, those same people have to make a decision on their elected leaders. So, doesn't that say that the people elected were done so by people too stupid to know what's best for them and that those elected are probably the worst people to be put into the decision making process? When you get elected / hired as a bureaucrat, does it instantly modify your...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/12/2013 1:23:19 PM | Feedback (11)
We seem to be eating them. I agree with Barron. By lumping all gun companies into “With us or against us” based on their sales to LEO’s, we’re doing the exact same ‘Zero Tolerance’ thing we bitch about schools doing. Not every company has that luxury. Not every company can even entertain the idea if they’re publicly held (when you’re not protected by the Progressives, laws are applied harshly). But the one that has been a thorn in my side are the attacks on Alan Gottlieb. For fuck’s sake folks,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2013 9:08:51 AM | Feedback (17)
Because to think that someone would actually believe this, especially at that kind of level, is plain scary Extreme resistance to governmental taxation and authority is derived, according to Freud’s theory of anal characterology, from premature and harshly coercive toilet training, in which a child is forced unfairly and against its will to surrender the products of his eliminations (which represent money, among other things, in the unconscious) to parental authority. Tell me – what’s the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/19/2013 11:26:52 AM | Feedback (8)
Except when they are. In this case, the USDA imposed on the Hornes a “marketing order” demanding that they turn over 47% of their crop without compensation. The order—a much-criticized New Deal relic—forces raisin “handlers” to reserve a certain percentage of their crop “for the account” of the government-backed Raisin Administrative Committee, enabling the government to control the supply and price of raisins on the market. The RAC then either sells the raisins or simply gives them away to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2013 11:56:00 AM | Feedback (7)
The good – Miguel over at Gun Free Zone got a response from Florida State Senator René Garcia regarding the push for gun control. Chalk that one up to another good guy in the fight. For the bad and the ugly, US Representative Kathy Castor Thank you for sharing your views on current legislation concerning firearm regulations within the country. I appreciate you taking the time out to share your views with me. The recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the terrifying Aurora, Colorado movie...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2013 8:37:39 AM | Feedback (8)
I got this quote in the mail from Gunlaws.com this morning "The Brady bill will make the streets of America so safe that our nation's police will not even need to carry guns anymore." William Jefferson Clinton, on TV, while signing the Brady bill in 1993,quoted in Sheriff Richard Mack's book, The Magic of Gun Control. The problem is that politicians know this isn’t true, but they continue to sell it anyway. They promise a unicorn in every household and even though anyone with an IQ just north...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/31/2013 8:43:01 AM | Feedback (3)
A good friend of mine wrote her congressman regarding the push for gun control. His response is exactly what I want to see from our politicians Dear Mrs. [******], There has been a lot of talk about gun control and the Second Amendment following the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. First and foremost, no words can describe the unspeakable tragedy that occurred in Connecticut.  With the loss of so many innocent lives, especially the young children, my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/29/2013 12:38:52 PM | Feedback (5)
We fought a pretty good war to rid ourselves of a king. I seem to recall though that even after the war against England, some people simply wanted a different king. Luckily, liberty minded heads prevailed and we gave ourselves a constitutionally limited republic of federated states and put the power of people’s lives into their own hands. At some point, the office of President started turning into Elected King. I’m OK with a single person having veto power over bills submitted to him, this...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/23/2013 10:18:48 AM | Feedback (10)
I’ve written my congresscritters and misrepresentatives about the sudden push for gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting. I received my first response from Congressman Dennis Ross Dear Mr. Allen: Thank you for contacting my office.  I appreciate that you took the time to express your views on this important matter and am happy to respond. The senseless violence which occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School has no place in our society and certainly has no place in our classrooms. ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/13/2013 7:11:28 PM | Feedback (3)
I won’t lie to you – at 3AM last night, my daughter woke me up because she was cold. I grabbed her an extra blanket, tucked her back in, and then tried to get back to sleep. I couldn’t. We are in for the fight of our lives in the near future. There is an emotional wave right now that our opponents are using to push for gun control laws (none of which have ever stopped a single shooting) and emotion is a powerful, powerful tool. If we, as law abiding gun owners, do not contact our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/19/2012 10:51:19 AM | Feedback (12)
I gave it 5%. I was only off by 1281.6% I have no faith that the people ‘in charge’ were elected. I’m not even sure Obama is legitimately our President. We’re done as a country when the electoral system is this broke. We laugh at the sham elections in foreign countries when the Dictator gets 99% of the vote, but when in Philly, Obama gets 100% of the votes with nary a single vote cast for Romney, we accept that as reality. When a politician loses an election and magically a box of ballots was...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/19/2012 8:59:51 AM | Feedback (17)
You know how sometimes, if your car starts to go out of control, the best thing to do is take your hands off the wheel to let it correct itself ever so slightly before trying to regain control? I almost feel like that now in regards to politics. Let the moochers run wild. Soon, the teat will dry up (alas, taking much of my hard earned labor with it) and the resulting ‘correction’ will be… interesting to say the least. I’m not sure we’re going to be able to gain control of the situation while...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/15/2012 11:11:52 AM | Feedback (7)
Meaning, the world is still turning. If you’re reading this, then it means you’re not on the wrong side of the dirt (unless of course, this is being read to you via a Ouija board, in which case, disregard the rest of the post). Guess what? Life just got worse for those who value freedom and liberty. We are going to now see an administration unchained from any sort of restraint in their desire to reshape American into a 2nd World Socialist Country. There will be a new AWB planned, and it will...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/8/2012 10:22:39 AM | Feedback (10)
But I told you so. Not sure where to go from here. I remember 2008 and thinking how we had to strengthen things from the ground up and 2010 indicated we were moving in that direction, but it looks like with no gain in the Senate and another 4 years of this guy in office, we’re going to have a King more than anything resembling a democracy or a republic. The GOP will not learn. They didn’t learn with McCain, they went with Romney. They will simply move further left because they’ll claim that’s...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2012 6:26:29 AM | Feedback (23)
But I did stand in line in the pouring rain, sans umbrella to vote. The only excuse you possibly can have for not voting is that you are ignorant of the issues or the politician’s views. If that is the case, feel free to let others carry your burden. Otherwise, get out there. Now. Update As per Say Uncle’s comment, I have to walk back my statement a bit. There are reasons not to vote. I can’t imagine 100% since the local elections truly affect you more than the national ones do but I can’t say...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2012 9:20:13 AM | Feedback (6)
Because there is no other way they can win. You know, for people who claim to ‘care about people’, they sure as hell don’t want your voice heard. They see nothing wrong with breaking the law, drowning out your legitimate voice, because they think so little of you. They will rig the polls. They will vote as many times as they can. They know most people do not want what they are selling and they will lie, steal, and cheat to ensure nobody else’s votes matter. I still have no faith that our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2012 7:35:28 PM | Feedback (10)
The Margin of Cheat is huge.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2012 1:48:24 PM | Feedback (1)
Let’s say I was having a problem managing my life. I needed security for my house. I needed some lifestyle management to keep my costs down as well as help with balancing my finances. I also needed something to assist me with medical decisions, dietary requirements, and the education of my children. Like millions of other Americans, I decided to go buy a chimpanzee to take care of all of it for me. Now the first chimp I had was excellent at security. His poo flinging skills were, bar none, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2012 10:37:26 AM | Feedback (12)
Four more years. Easily. The more I read about Mitt Romney, the more I don’t hate him with burning passion. In fact, the man seems genuine as indicated from the myriad of stories you can read about how he, with no concept of reward or coverage, would consistently go out of his way to help others. The problem I have is that his belief that we should help the less fortunate (something I agree with) scares me into thinking now that he’ll have his grubby little paws on the lever of power, he’ll do...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2012 1:33:28 PM | Feedback (28)
Got an email from the office (remember, I’m a contractor working remotely) Hello, As an extension of our asset management project, we are now gathering information about client laptops that have been assigned to personnel. You have been identified as an employee who may have been assigned a {Company} laptop. If you have a {Company} computer assigned to you, please email me the laptop type, serial number and asset barcode number. If you do not have a {Company} laptop, please confirm via return...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2012 12:42:50 PM | Feedback (4)
Sadly, as much as I pay attention to both local and national politics, there are many local items I have no clue about come voting time. Mostly that revolves around justices. I have no idea if I should let Judge Killemall Dead continue to sit on the bench or not. I barely have time to look at who’s running for state senate and their stances, there’s no way I can pour through case decisions. So, what to do? Just leave them blank? Assume since I’ve not heard their names before that they’ve not...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2012 10:28:21 AM | Feedback (10)
Interesting. Ayn Rand was no fan of Libertarians. I mean, really not a fan. Hat tip to Say Uncle who is now regretting that Dagny Taggart tattoo.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/22/2012 9:46:28 AM | Feedback (6)
Goes to Ms. Breda commenting to Ann Althouse who complains that a joke site from the DNC poking fun at Romney is deceiving and dishonest because it might fool stupid people into voting for Obama. breda said...           I don't see why they think it's good for them to be fake and deceptiveWell, you fell for it in 2008, didn't you, Ann? That had to hurt. Look, I enjoy reading Althouse from time to time, but she got snookered. She sang the praises of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2012 7:00:15 PM | Feedback (8)
Interestingly, I did not watch the debates last night (my wife, however did). There was nothing Biden or Ryan was going to say in 90 minutes that would surprise me or change my views on the politician or their cohorts. Instead, I spent my time on Twitter watching all three sides go at it. On the rightish side, everyone was pretty much in alignment that Biden was being condescending, smirky, and just plain annoying. Lots of mention of how the CNN dials went flat when Biden spoke and spiked when...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2012 9:07:54 AM | Feedback (3)
I’ve written an application to help you determine who won the debate last night. Who do you support more, Biden or Ryan? CONGRATULATIONS! Your guy won!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2012 7:22:51 AM | Feedback (3)
It must be snowing in Hell since I find myself agreeing with Louis Farrakhan “You ain’t manufacturing no guns, but you got some,” the minister said in a sermonic speech dubbed, “Stop the Killing.” “Your people are being herded into a life-style — that is going to jail.” It’s an artificial culture thing. The ‘thug life’, glorified through rap music and held as some sort of community standard is a big part of the problem. A lack of a stable family home, where gang life becomes a surrogate, is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/27/2012 8:33:02 AM | Feedback (7)
Bitter, bitter fruit. It’s a dark laugh that I got out of this one. You see, we’ve gone so far off the deep end of allowing other people to attach their intent to our speech that we are now self-censoring what we say because we fear that someone else can ‘take offense’ at our words even though they know we intended none. Hence, the pious progressive cannot use the word ‘black’ in front of someone with dark skin because even though everyone understands they’re talking about how they want their...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/24/2012 8:37:17 AM | Feedback (7)
Just something I’ve noticed with all the recent Obama propaganda / stickers / posters – They’ve moved away from a bold red, white, and blue and have gone towards a washed out salmon & sky instead. Then again, Romney’s plan is patriotic dentifrice…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/20/2012 11:18:14 AM | Feedback (2)
Hat Tip to JayG for the idea.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/12/2012 9:26:27 AM | Feedback (6)
If not,  you might want to think about it real quick. If Jug ears loses, and there’s a good chance of that happening so long as the GOP doesn’t do what it does best, which is snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, there could be some violence inherent in the system. Most of these tweets are just ignorant people who believe boasting on the Interweb Tubes gives them street cred. I’d assume the vast majority of them couldn’t muster more than harsh language. But the few who are capable of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/7/2012 9:41:33 AM | Feedback (16)
But this was cheating. And what he really said was probably funnier anyway.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/6/2012 3:31:23 PM | Feedback (0)
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the deaf 3 year old named Hunter who is being forced to change the sign for his name because pointing fingers is the exact same as having a gun. I cannot express my anger over this. You may not know this about me but I used to be an interpreter for the hearing impaired. Back in the 90’s, I knew sign language well enough that it often surprised deaf people when they found out I was ‘hearing’. I worked with deaf children who were neglected by their parents...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2012 8:50:28 AM | Feedback (15)
There’s a small software company that I drive by every day. I’ve always wondered what they were like since I’ve known their name but never dealt with them. I’m always keeping an eye open on my industry because things tend to go pear shaped fast. Yesterday, they had put up “Small business owners who support Obama” signs. Shan’t be ever applying there.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2012 8:37:26 AM | Feedback (3)
I’ll vote for anyone in any party if they espouse ideas of liberty and freedom and follow through. I don’t give a crap which letter is after their name because I’m more concerned with how they’ll vote vs. what their party is like. Usually the perfidy of Republicans tends to affect me less than that of the Democrats and since there’s zero chance of getting a politician that you agree with 100% on, I have a tendency to vote more R than D (and yes, I’ve voted for plenty of Democrats. Shocker, I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2012 8:45:52 AM | Feedback (4)
So some politician said some crazy ass thing that made for a wonderful sound-bite to beat him to death with. Everyone agrees what was said was stupid, calls for his head on a platter have been made, and now the entire election hinges on this guy being written off as a loss and thus Obamacare will stand because the GOP won’t have the majority. And you want to pin this on Akin? Look Sally, when the Tampa Bay Rays lose a game 9 to 10, it’s not Carlos Pena’s fault when he strikes out at the bottom...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/21/2012 7:35:51 PM | Feedback (15)
Instapundit links to the latest cover of Newsweek, saying it’s time for Obama to go. Is this a sea-change? Well, considering Newsweek’s circulation, it’s more of a kiddie-pool level event, but I suspect it might be a catalyst in the media where going against the Anointed One is no longer verboten, but I’m not getting too excited about it yet. Why? Remember, the people who voted for Obama and are now unhappy with him haven’t realized that the policies they’ve been pushing are abject failures....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2012 10:40:52 AM | Feedback (14)
I had a big post written with lots of data trying to make a point before I realized *MY* point was wrong and the whole post was incorrect and unsalvageable. I was trying to make the case on how futile voting one’s conscious was in the presidential and that you’re getting A Shit Sandwich or a Turd Milkshake regardless, might as well vote for the least repulsive of the group and that throwing away your vote might just give you the one you really didn’t want. But the numbers don’t show that. In...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2012 9:55:02 AM | Feedback (47)
I make no qualms about it – I’m still not convinced that I should vote for Romney. Even with the addition of the uber-conservative, fiscal whiz-kid (NOT!) Ryan, the R2 ticket just doesn’t fill me with good feelings. Neither Romney nor Ryan want to turn back the behemoth, they simply want to slow it down, just a bit, so we can all get used to the state’s permanent role as our Daddy. Don’t get me wrong, Obama is a trainwreck and a nightmare for liberty in ways Romney could only dream of, and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2012 8:44:43 AM | Feedback (20)
But being that it is Silly Season, there were a bajillion “Vote For Me” signs on our trip from TN back to Flatland (who knew you had to elect the coroner?). Interesting thing – not a single sign did I see that was a Democrat. Oh, they may have been, but they didn’t advertise it. Republicans and conservatives, on the other hand, splashed it as large as they could and still leave enough room to read their names. Just thought that was interesting.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/29/2012 8:39:06 AM | Feedback (2)
Looking at my referrals, I seem to have a link in from a scrapbooking site, where there’s a heated conversation about Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” remark. Pages, and pages of. Heated. Scrapbooking. Just… Wow.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/19/2012 2:12:04 PM | Feedback (5)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/18/2012 10:13:38 PM | Feedback (8)
Team America, dressed in their fanciest Chinese made uniforms, will soon be competing to bring home medals for practically every person in the US. I don’t think they’ve worked out the logistics yet of how to appropriately separate the combined metal into over 300,000,000 pieces, but I assure you each and every one of you deserve the Gold, Silver, and Bronze, just as much as the Olympians themselves. If you’ve been a successful athlete, you didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2012 6:57:30 PM | Feedback (16)
I’ve got great news! Even though the effects of Obamacare won’t be felt for another year or so, you can hop on the morally-righteous bandwagon today! You don’t have to wait for the tax man to take your money, you can just pull out the old credit card, waltz down to the local hospital / homeless shelter / battered women’s center and say “I would like to assuage my guilt and make a large donation.” If you’re like me and deal in cash, many of these places will gladly take that as well. If you’re...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2012 8:37:56 AM | Feedback (5)
From Jeff Bishop via Shall Not Be Questioned Falwell v. Hustler Magazine, the case widely misrepresented as “People vs. Larry Flynt,” was decided 8-0 on First Amendment grounds in favor of a corporation. Citizens United and today’s American Traditions Partnership decision were both decided 5-4, with all four liberals arguing in dissent that legal persons (corporations, LLCs, etc.) aren’t really “people” and therefore, any natural person with the audacity to form one should check his own...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/25/2012 12:56:50 PM | Feedback (6)
Obama helps his buddy out by telling Holder that he can claim Executive Privilege so he doesn’t have to release Fast & Furious documents. Which opens up this can of worms “The assertion of executive privilege raises monumental questions. How can the President assert executive privilege if there was no White House involvement? How can the President exert executive privilege over documents he's supposedly never seen?” I hate the concept of President Romney. I can rest assured though,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2012 11:25:47 AM | Feedback (4)
I’ve not kept up to date on the details, but it would appear that some leftists, devoid of arguments, logic, reason or humanity (i.e. a normal day for them) decided that since they cannot beat their opponents in a battle of wits, they’d just try to kill them with a tactic known as SWATting. Somehow the leftists spoof a person’s home number, call 911, and make some sort of threat like they just killed their family or something, prompting a SWAT team response to the target’s house. Make no...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/11/2012 9:27:02 AM | Feedback (22)
Ambulance Driver posts about a gentleman who threatened to commit suicide on his watch. As is his duty, he hauls Mr. Gonnaenditall to the hospital for evaluation. This apparently makes him a jackbooted thug of the Nazi socialist state. Seems some Libertarians who don’t quite understand that the zipper in the back means it’s just a suit and not their real fur got said fur in a knot because AD did his job. And by fur-in-knots, I mean shit this from the infamous TJIC How does this differ from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/17/2012 7:00:00 AM | Feedback (21)
So, Obama in now “The First Gay President” much as Bill Clinton was the “First Black President”. The left is enamored with redefining language so that you cannot speak and have your intent remain. We’ve been losing this battle for years and it’s something I’ve touched on repeatedly, but that’s not really the point of this post. Read some of the comments here at Althouse’s joint. There are those who truly believe that Obama, by virtue of being forced into protecting his gay cash cow donation...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2012 10:25:20 AM | Feedback (5)
Wife got her Wookie-suit on last night something fierce. The local library system has decided to pull all the copies of 50 Shades of Grey due to complaints and moral turpitude issues or whatnot, and while it wasn’t a book she wanted to read, she had an issue with what appeared to be censorship. It was good to see her Wookie-dander get all riled up even if it was just a bit misplaced. The library doesn’t carry every book under the sun. They make decisions to not carry books all the time, this...
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Uncle is sitting this one out. He’s right in that Romney isn’t going to save the country. Sadly we’ve taken the King Shaped Hole in our heads and filled them with Presidents instead, believing that ONE PERSON can calm the waters and force the tide to recede. It’s easy to fix what’s broke! You just take 30 minutes out of one day every few years, walk into a little cube, and tick of a checkmark next to the next king’s name and let him take care of the ills. And if he can’t get the job, you can...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2012 10:19:51 AM | Feedback (15)
So, you’re wanting to write a letter to your misrepresentative regarding gun rights? There’s a trick or two you should know about speaking weasel before you set pen to paper or pixel to email as it were. Remember, politicians are in their positions because they’ve learned the art of saying exactly what you want to hear without telling you a thing. This is part of the reason I could never run for office, I’m too blunt in how I speak and I don’t really care to couch my words in a way that hides...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2012 9:54:14 AM | Feedback (10)
Governor Rick Scott, who only got my vote because his opponent was dead set on treating the Florida Economy like a cheap lawn dart, has decided that nothing would be better for his reelection chances than to appoint a task force of anti-gun ninnies to comb over every firearm law in Florida. This does not bode well for the sunshine state. The Zimmerman / Martin circus is being used as a backdrop for many, many anti-gun groups to get their nose under the tent. This isn’t just bad for...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2012 8:45:31 AM | Feedback (19)
Because if they were, every play would be a Hail Mary. Seriously, why try to run the ball a few times to get a first down when you can just aim for the end zone?
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A hilarious quote of the day over at Kevin Baker’s place Given how the GOP field has been winnowed, this has really just been a race to determine the form Gozer the Traveler takes. So this just means the giant Sloar is off the table and means is we’re looking between the moving Torb and the Staypuff Marshmellow man. -- Jack If you don’t get the reference… I’m not sure we can remain friends. Sorry. For those of you who do get the reference, that joke has actually changed my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2012 10:46:57 AM | Feedback (24)
It’s probably just Cherenkov radiation from his oh-so-transparent pandering. Look Mittens, you are no friend to gun owners nor are you a friend to liberty.  Should you ascend to the throne this November, it will be done without my vote. On many issues you are better than your counterpart, but on most others, there is scant difference minus the fact that with an R besides your name, your assaults on freedom are more likely to pass by the Republicans in Congress. I whole heartedly believe...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2012 12:10:29 PM | Feedback (17)
Put him in a room with another Libertarian. Instead of actually doing politics, they’ll just argue with each other who is more pure.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/5/2012 10:11:48 AM | Feedback (8)
When you’ve granted the waiting staff carte blanche to dip their jimmies in your minestrone*. A rather left-leaning friend on mine on Facebook was complaining about "A proposed new law in Arizona would give employers the power to request that women being prescribed birth control pills provide proof that they're using it for non-sexual reasons. And because Arizona's an at-will employment state, that means that bosses critical of their female employees' sex lives could fire them as a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/15/2012 10:02:44 AM | Feedback (7)
Even after winning a million dollars, this gal thinks the state should continue to pay for her food Amanda Clayton hit it big playing the Michigan Lottery. Like many winners, she used her $1 million prize to buy a new house. But the Lincoln Park, Michigan, resident continued to receive money in another form -- $200 a month in state food assistance, according to CNN Detroit affiliate WDIV. Was this a “Oh, I didn’t even think to call to cancel” moment? Nope "I thought that they..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/8/2012 1:46:06 PM | Feedback (16)
There truly is magic in the world. It is possible to cast a spell over Libertarians using two magic words – Ron Paul. Simply saying those two words causes people to drop all concept of logic and reason and force them, against their will, to engage in a litany about how Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who respects the 2nd amendment / is not for sale / has never voted incorrectly / is so perfect that his sweat can cure the blind / blah blah blah. It must be powerful magic too because you can...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2012 9:27:42 AM | Feedback (17)
Some women bitch when there are laws made regarding abortion. Then they bitch because other people won’t pay for items needed because they can’t keep their legs shut. Basically, they want you to keep the government out of their uterus unless it’s laws pertaining to its upkeep, then dammit you need to pay for it!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/2/2012 9:06:49 AM | Feedback (15)
Obama and crew are actively pushing inflation and the devaluation of the American Dollar, believes that gas needs to be at European level costs to push alternative energy and thus is unconcerned about gas prices, is targeting political rivals with IRS audits in an open act of thuggery, and has generally run the country in a manner indistinguishable from someone attempting to destroy the economy and the best the GOP can muster is Romney and Santorum? I mean, Newt is actually attractive compared...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/29/2012 9:17:56 AM | Feedback (13)
I am not an anarchist. I do not believe that humans can coexist without some basic, agreed upon framework. Sure, if every last person was a Anarcho-Capitalist who each shared the exact same philosophy, then it would work, but that goes for Communism, Socialism, and any sort of ism. The problem is that there will be differences that need some sort of framework to settle and thus if you call that ‘mutually agreed upon rules’ or ‘government’, it is just that. The problem is that governments,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/21/2012 8:45:57 AM | Feedback (7)
Sadly, the state disagrees. But I like his “I approve this message” message nonetheless.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2012 12:57:13 PM | Feedback (0)
Looks like the idea is catching on! STATE lawmakers are poised to advance a bill that could financially punish cities that require the timely reporting of lost or stolen firearms. House Bill 1523’s sponsors say it’s an issue of governance: Municipalities cannot adopt ordinances that supersede state laws. If that passes, watch those ordinances start dropping like IQ’s at the Brady Campaign HQ.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/9/2012 8:33:25 AM | Feedback (4)
When the fire is one of freedom, you want it to spread. NRA is alerting members on two bills proceeding in Pennsylvania. One is a bill to give some teeth to our preemption provision, HB1523, sponsored by Daryl Metcalfe. This bill does not go nearly as far as the Florida law, but at least puts the municipality on the hook for legal fees and damages. HB45 was an amazing piece of work. Illegal gun laws dropped off the books on their own accord and even Miami folded like a cheap lawn chair...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/24/2012 9:06:58 AM | Feedback (0)
Holding your breath until your blog / website / Facebook profile goes black ain’t gonna get the job done folks. CALL your misrepresentatives. Don’t email, don’t just assuming clicking an “I agree with this petition” button is enough, call their office. Voice your displeasure, but do it in a calm, reasonable voice. Don’t threaten, don’t be passive aggressive. Let them know (if you truly believe it) that if they do not vote against these craptacular bills that they will not be receiving your...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/18/2012 11:25:27 AM | Feedback (12)
From spike in #gunblogger_conspiracy <spike> Michelle Obama Jokes: 'I Kind Of Like' Being Called Your Excellency'... <spike> I like calling her "former first lady"
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/4/2012 12:15:49 PM | Feedback (6)
It never has been A former Philadelphia school district superintendent who collected a $905,000 contract buyout from the city has reportedly filed for unemployment benefits. … Her weekly salary was $6,669 and her annual salary $346,000, according to records obtained by the station. All these teachers who bitch and moan that we’re wanting to cut the waste from the school system are willfully blind to their bosses’ stealing their lunches right under their collective noses. This chart...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/30/2011 12:30:12 PM | Feedback (13)
Bob Owens Meanwhile in the Tweetosphere, AP reporter Steve Peoples tweeted that “Cain defended his foreign policy stumbles. Says knowing every detail isn’t important: “We need a leader, not a reader”. I can forgive a lot of things in a candidate. Being too lazy to do the basic homework for the job is not one of them. To which I commented- Yeah, I too was one who thought Cain a refreshing voice in the beginning. I’ve put no stock in the allegations against him, nor did I really give.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/18/2011 8:08:32 AM | Feedback (14)
The great thing about blogs is that you can really get a good sense of what’s going on in the world by reading things from people who are closer to the action. This can be political happenings, military, or even hobbyists discussing the latest trends. Here on this blog, when I’m not just filling up the page with inane chatter, I of course discuss our right to keep an bear arms. However, I have really had my eyes opened to the political sausage machine by being part of Florida Carry. While we.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/16/2011 9:07:14 AM | Feedback (4)
So, I’ve heard that homeless people and ‘professional moochers’ have invaded and started eating all your organic tofu and goat cheese salads. That’s gotta be rough, but I have a solution for you that will help hammer home the point you people have been trying to make. Since you have all the food necessary to feed the people, we can consider it a place where you store goods… I dunno, call it a ‘food bank’ or something. We know that because you have only a limited amount of food, you need to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2011 1:36:53 PM | Feedback (7)
Stealing this picture from Random Nuclear Strikes     You see, it’s stupid {word redacted to keep this blog XXX rated or less} like this who are the problem. She’s too morally inept to do what’s right on her own and instead demands the government pull out their guns and point them at your head so that her conscience can be assuaged. Sorry, {another word that probably shouldn’t be spoken of, even in the presences of sailors}, but you don’t get out of your pity party by demanding...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2011 2:46:02 PM | Feedback (12)
Ron Paul is not the only man who can save America. Electing Sarah Palin is not going to fix the economy. A second Obama term is not going to provide adequate healthcare for every man woman and child. Putting Ralph Nader in office would provide countless hours of entertainment, but it wouldn’t do squat for the environment. The congressman you think is the most evil thing this side of Satan? He’s not going to do much more than pad his pockets the same way the senator you think is the cat’s meow...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/31/2011 9:32:21 AM | Feedback (46)
Buying votes by forcing banks to forgive student loans is the most transparent thing he’s done yet. Granted, for all their hue and cry, these protestors tend to vote very infrequently. The most vocal leftists I’ve ever known personally rarely, if ever, voted. So this might not be the best use of money. Granted, it’s not his anyway so there’s little reason to not try!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/27/2011 10:17:40 AM | Feedback (7)
What do you do when you can’t manage your money correctly? Buckle down and trim the fat? Oh hells no! You simply assert that you have the right to someone else’s money “We are entitled to more money from the only industry in the county – Jack Daniel’s distillery,” said Charles Rogers, a 75-year-old retiree and self-described “concerned citizen” of Moore County – home to Lynchburg and Jack Daniel’s. Read that first sentence again. Some addlebrained septuagenarian thinks that simply because...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/25/2011 9:15:53 AM | Feedback (14)
You will do things you know are illegal This is why Florida Carry pushed HB45. The instant lawmakers, politicians, and bureaucrats realized that they were going to be personally held responsible for violating state preemption laws, they dropped their illegal actions like hot potatoes. In Michigan, cops know that what they are doing is a violation of civil rights, but they don’t care because nothing will happen to them. It’s time the citizens of this country demand that everyone be held to the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/24/2011 9:53:09 AM | Feedback (2)
One thing I’d like to mention regarding this whole Occupy Someplace thing is that many of the people protesting have a perfectly legitimate gripe – namely crony capitalism is destroying large swaths of the economy. Yes, the Occupy Wall Street Camp-In Theater is full of the worst sort of leftists who are salivating at the opportunity to attempt to turn America into the next Collectivist Paradise, and while I agree that the “Occupy XYZ” brand is damaged goods, I’d hate to see liberty minded...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/18/2011 11:29:45 AM | Feedback (7)
Certain cash transactions banned in LA House Bill 195 of the 2011 Regular Session (Act 389) broadly defines a secondhand dealer to include   “… Anyone, other than a non-profit entity, who buys, sells, trades in or otherwise acquires or disposes of junk or used or secondhand property more frequently than once per month from any other person, other than a non-profit entity, shall be deemed as being in the business of a secondhand dealer. ” The law then states that “A secondhand...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/17/2011 9:49:32 AM | Feedback (10)
Miguel over at Gun Free Zone has a twitter conversation with one of the Occupy Wall Street goons. What said goon tells him is nothing short than chilling -@anarcosocialist You guys want to tax “the rich” 90% of what they make. So what happens when “the rich” stop generating revenue? -@GunFreeZone the vast majority will fall in line the others will be forced to keep working. its very simple -@anarcosocialist what do you mean they can’t? How are you gonna force them if they don’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2011 8:49:24 AM | Feedback (31)
Stupid Republicans and their need to push their morality on everyone. What? It was Democrats who did this? Never mind then. Go back to Occupying Wall Street!
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/13/2011 1:40:08 PM | Feedback (8)
Kevin has a look at a message from one of the top 1% the Occupy Anyplace But Employment crowd that they refuse to acknowledge
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In Australia
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/4/2011 4:25:26 PM | Feedback (4)
And the hammer drops House Republicans are going to call for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is sending a letter to President Obama arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself and will request a probe by a special counsel. Will the GOP roll with this? Hard to tell. I’ve...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/4/2011 1:18:06 PM | Feedback (5)
And they pull your Monday Night Football intro In an interview Monday morning on Fox News' ''Fox & Friends,'' Williams, unprompted, said of Obama's outing on the links with House Speaker John Boehner: ''It'd be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.'' … ''While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to 'Monday Night Football,''' the network said in a statement. ''We are...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/4/2011 12:10:03 PM | Feedback (5)
Over at Joe’s, Ubu52 makes a comment about the Libertarian desire for small government Isn't the smallest form of government a dictatorship? Is that really what Libertarians crave? The problem here is that, like most people who disdain personal freedom, the concept of ‘small’ is confused with size rather than scope. To a Libertarian or someone like me with a Wookie-suit bent, it doesn’t matter if it’s one person demanding you live your life a particular way or a thousand, it’s the fact...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/30/2011 9:37:18 AM | Feedback (10)
On one side, we have the Democrats that argue we should all pay for abortions. On the other side, we’ve got presidential contenders arguing about Gardisil shots. It’s like the whole decision is based on which side of the cervix you’re more concerned about.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/15/2011 6:30:45 PM | Feedback (9)
From Kevin Baker (who I just knew wasn’t going to be able to stay away from blogging too long) The British state lectures, hectors and micro-manages the law-abiding. When it comes to defending them, it is, all too often,&#160; AWOL. -- Andrew Stuttaford This is one of those things that really stick in my craw. All too often we’re told over and over that we need to let the government do X, Y, and Z because only the government can. Unfortunately, when abdicating your responsibility to the...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2011 10:17:42 AM | Feedback (5)
The US Government isn’t too big to fail. It’s too big to succeed. Discuss.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/29/2011 11:29:17 AM | Feedback (7)
From a comment in this post, talking about Palin I am in Palin’s camp now. The media is terrified of her because I think in their heart of hearts they know she can unleash an era of Conservative effectiveness that will turn America around. Emphasis mine. We’re screwed if all anyone is waiting for is a single “leader” to come and make everything roses &amp; chocolates again. Do you want to see the country return to its founding principles? You want to see the government adhere.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/11/2011 9:29:55 PM | Feedback (22)
Saw a truck with two bumper stickers. Shit Happens and Obama 2012.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/10/2011 8:21:27 AM | Feedback (3)
Look, I get that Weiner’s wiener is news because it shows an elected official being a complete douchebag, but let’s put this into perspective. In just a few short months, it will be illegal to sell 100W incandescent light bulbs, it’s still legal for blue-gloved high school dropouts to cop a feel of your 8 year old daughter’s crotch in the name of ‘safety’, your options for health care are being dwindled down to “None” or “Gov’t mandated care that isn’t much better than None”, and each person’s...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/8/2011 2:54:14 PM | Feedback (8)
I bet his victory speech would be all about how awesome he was for being president and giving the green light.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/6/2011 3:04:07 PM | Feedback (7)
Jeff Goldstein I am not fit to be “ruled.” And if there’s anything left of America, there are millions more out there just like me. I, too, am not fit to be ruled. Sadly, I live amongst people who are not fit to live their own lives and, due to projection, assume that I am not trustworthy enough to manage my own life. Gun ownership is simply a microcosm of what Jeff is speaking of. Because some people are afraid of the self reliance that comes along with gun ownership, they must...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/3/2011 1:14:11 PM | Feedback (5)
So, the blogosphere is all atwitter about Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) sending some college age girl a snapshot of his turgid junk in his undies. This episode illustrates something I’ve said over and over, but it bears repeating – we elect utter $#&*ing idiots who have no business being in control of anything more than a your order at McDonalds and even then, require intense supervision. This goes out to “progressives” and righties alike; the State should not be given power to fuel...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/30/2011 7:33:56 PM | Feedback (4)
I never was a Birther. I’ve always said Obama was a natural born citizen. My most popular post ever was poking fun at the birthers in the same way we poked fun at the TANG issue that people built their lives on trying to crush Bush. I was under the assumption that something on his certificate was hinky, like his father or mother weren’t who they said he were or that a birth certificate proved he wasn’t really the product of an immaculate conception. I couldn’t really imagine what it would be,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2011 10:34:33 AM | Feedback (25)
Bill Quick alerts us to an insider’s look at how our government views people like me These federal trainers describe the dangers of “extremists” and “militia groups” roaming the community and hiding in plain sight, ready to attack. Officers are instructed how to recognize these domestic terrorists by their behavior, views and common characteristics. State data bases are kept to track suspected domestic terrorists and officers are instructed on reporting procedures to state and federal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2011 8:30:32 AM | Feedback (18)
Like alan, I believe we’re headed for a major collapse. Just like alan, I also don’t believe it will be TEOTWAWKI. Not by far. Just yesterday, someone posted a picture of London after being bombed during WWII. This isn’t the same picture, but it carries the same message Even after a bombing run that level the vast majority of a major city, Londoners still got up and got to the business of rebuilding. No, it wasn’t pleasant, and yes many people died, but even after something as devastating...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/24/2011 11:38:16 AM | Feedback (21)
In the time it takes to read this post title aloud, you could have earned that amount of money if you were Raleigh, North Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WBTV) – North Carolina transportation officials say they’ve reached an agreement that will allow them to obtain $461 million in federal grants to improve train service. … Officials say the new service would cut travel time from Charlotte to Raleigh to less than three hours, even with seven stops along the way. However, the ride will only...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/23/2011 7:43:59 PM | Feedback (9)
Remember when the Bush Haters Brigade screamed bloody murder that we had a $160,000,000,000 annual deficit? Why aren’t the same people screaming 17.475 times louder? Granted, the right didn’t seem to mind too much that we were running deficits since there was a war to fund. February alone has a $230,000,000,000 deficit. That’s like $776 dollars for every man, woman, and child in the US. For one month. Scary times, folks.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2011 3:10:55 PM | Feedback (2)
And sometimes, some jerk comes along to try to taketh it away A Senate Bill has been introduced. NRA is not calling for action yet, just noting it. What’s interesting to me is that one of the sponsors of SB176 is Republican Stu Greenleaf, who is the committee chair for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Greenleaf lost his NRA endorsement after helping to sabotage Castle Doctrine with anti-gun amendments in the last session. I’m guessing his leadership position on this anti-gun bill means we...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/14/2011 8:02:33 PM | Feedback (0)
Egypt has it for their Internet At 22:34 UTC (00:34am local time), Renesys observed the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet’s global routing table. Approximately 3,500 individual BGP routes were withdrawn, leaving no valid paths by which the rest of the world could continue to exchange Internet traffic with Egypt’s service providers. Virtually all of Egypt’s Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide. This is why there should be...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/28/2011 10:50:57 AM | Feedback (6)
The oldest wanted to go see the Hall of Presidents. They really pay attention to detail when they design their robots. Obama’s teleprompter looked realistic as hell. (Shameless stolen from http://voidwhereprohibited.typepad.com in #gunblogger_conspiracy)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/19/2011 2:13:34 PM | Feedback (8)
I saw somewhere that somebody of the left-leaning persuasion was aghast that in modern times people could believe in such nonsense. You would think that with all the evidence at one’s disposal, the belief that somehow the stars determine the events of your life would be impossible to buy into to. Yet we still have newspapers prints columns on it every day and the shifting of the Zodiac calendar is considered newsworthy. Funny, I feel the same thing about those (both left and right) who...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/17/2011 11:19:11 AM | Feedback (2)
Jumpin’ Jimminy, did someone screw up and pump stupid-juice into the water supply? I don’t think I have ever seen a bigger display of hypocrisy than the hundreds of people saying “We know for absolute certain that the crazed whacko who did the shooting in Tucson  is not affiliated with any party but the Right / Tea Party / Palin / Limbaugh is totally responsible”. W.T.F.?????? How deluded do you have to be to say “I know, without a doubt that this glass in front of me contains nary a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2011 12:28:24 PM | Feedback (6)
Penn Jillette, from his Twitter account Fuck Civility. Hyperbole, passion, and metaphor are beautiful parts of rhetoric. Marketplace of ideas can not be toned down for the insane. But that’s exactly what our political ‘masters’ are planning – Limits on free speech to the point of anything they deem might make an insane person do something insane will find you in the pokey. How nice it will be to be able to arrest your opponents rather than have to debate them. Right or left, this should...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2011 8:55:48 AM | Feedback (0)
From the news story in my last post, I was presented with this on the side bar Why do I hear Howard Dean’s scream every time I look at that picture?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/6/2011 1:36:59 PM | Feedback (7)
Sends in his goons to punish the little boy who pointed it out SACRAMENTO, CA - An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security. … The YouTube videos, posted Nov. 28, show what the pilot calls the irony of flight crews being forced to go through TSA screening while ground crew who service the aircraft are able to access secure areas simply by...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/23/2010 10:47:45 AM | Feedback (7)
You know what, Michelle Obama? Why don’t you take your child nutrition pabulum and shove it up your ass (which, by the way clearly shows you and ‘healthy eating’ aren’t exactly on speaking terms)? I am perfectly capable of looking after myself as well as my family. I don’t need you or your thunder-thighs telling me how to feed my kids. And I definitely don’t need you or your husband extracting my hard earned money out at gunpoint to ensure some other fat slob doesn’t send little Johnny to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/14/2010 10:22:07 AM | Feedback (14)
Why it was so horrible that Bush wanted trained FBI agents who were required to get warrants first to listen in to phone conversations of suspected terrorists*, but it’s perfectly reasonable for some high school dropout to fondle a 3 year old girl’s privates? Hell, I’m missing Bush simply because if he were in office, the leftists would be screaming for this shit to stop toute de suite and I’d be there right along with them. As it is, even feminists are champing at the bit (that was for you,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2010 3:28:10 PM | Feedback (7)
One of my major gripes with progressives is their blind faith that politicians and / or our “elites” not only have our best interests at heart, but that by their nature somehow they are possessed of such keen intellect that they can craft laws regarding topics which they have no current knowledge. This happens quite often in my chosen line of work. Developers assume that since they know how to program a computer, they can write any sort of program. This is not always the case. While I could...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/4/2010 9:49:57 AM | Feedback (5)
Dear Democrats, When the switchboards were overloaded with people telling you not to pass the stimulus bill, you ignored them. When the voice of the people cried out against Obamacare, you once again turned a deaf ear to those you considered too stupid to know what was good for them. I have one thing to ask. CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? Sincerely, Me P.S. When you hand off the keys to your office to the Republican taking over, would you kindly inform them that the same fate awaits them in 2012.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2010 7:28:29 AM | Feedback (5)
Yeah, well stomping your opposition into the curb is being ‘that guy’. Now, there’s plenty fishy about the story as it is, but as it stands, physically assaulting your opponents is not the way to get your message across. Rumors are that one of the stompers is an Open Carry Activist. I’m not a collectivist, so his actions do not pertain to me, but alas it’s easier to use a broad brush than have to do the hard work of distinguishing between the actions of an individual and the goals of whatever...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2010 3:44:49 PM | Feedback (5)
Can you honestly believe that the Democrats sent out an ad like this? Click to embiggenate Now, from my understanding, it’s a poly to get this guy a bit more exposure to try to siphon votes away from the Republican by confusing some people, but it’s galling that the Democrats actually believe the following phrases are bad Supports deep, across-the-board spending cuts that will affect every government program Believes the government’s powers are limited to those...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2010 9:56:08 AM | Feedback (7)
People who prefer freedom outnumber those who prefer slavery. And while the leftists tend to have the strongest affinity for 'saving the planet, they sure as hell don't mind leaving trash everywhere.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/4/2010 8:48:15 AM | Feedback (4)
"You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage." Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad We cage animals in the zoo because we know how to provide for them better if only we can control the extent of their wanderings. As long as they exist within the confines of their little artificial worlds, we provide them with a 'better life'. And a cage is exactly what the progressive mind wishes to build for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/30/2010 10:57:42 AM | Feedback (11)
From Mike Pence Even the simplest among us knows that this is not so. Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than quicksilver, and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through mesh. Therefore, those who are entrusted with it must educate themselves in self-restraint. A republic — if you can keep it — is about limitation, and for good reason, because we are mortal and our actions are imperfect. I think this is what sets my thinking apart from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/22/2010 12:56:06 PM | Feedback (5)
&#160; As a side note, I am displeased that the change will come in the form of Republicans who are just as statist as the Democrats, but at least we will have a little bit of gridlock. Also, for those with thin skin, the 'logo' is indicating that the current crop of Democrat politicians' jobs are targeted, this is not a physical threat to Democrats. It's crazy I even have to write that.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/16/2010 8:42:42 AM | Feedback (5)
This country needs more Chris Christie.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/9/2010 9:38:10 AM | Feedback (5)
But any politician who will celebrate a victory by dipping his testicles into a cup of pudding totally would get my vote.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/1/2010 12:35:40 PM | Feedback (3)
That left a mark, for sure!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2010 9:51:32 PM | Feedback (2)
You could pretty much give this same speech today. I can't tell if I should be depressed or hopeful.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/16/2010 12:07:41 PM | Feedback (1)
Would you go hog wild if you were only saving 7% on specific items? Because that's exactly what's happening here where I live. This weekend is a 'tax free' weekend on clothing, shoes, and school supplies and the mall was jam packed. Imagine how much of a boost to the economy you could do if you started cutting taxes nation wide. Being that government jobs seem to be paying so well while the rest of us suffer, I'm not easily swayed by the notion that cutting taxes will somehow harm us more than...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2010 8:04:31 PM | Feedback (14)
A fantastic parable on why central planning can never work Hat Tip RobertaX
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2010 8:24:40 AM | Feedback (2)
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Still think Obamacare will work? &nbsp; Rep. Kevin Brady - “This portrays only about one-third of the complexity of the final bill. It’s actually worse than this.” Hat Tip Cold Fury
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/28/2010 12:33:40 PM | Feedback (7)
And there's no better fountain of it than there. Hat tip Daily Pundit
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/23/2010 8:39:19 AM | Feedback (2)
The right of the Congressperson to know the identity of someone asking them a question shall not be infringed Anyone else have a copy that has that in there? Because Democrat Congressman Bob Etheridge from NC thinks he has it in his. Honestly, the rage I feel watching this video makes commentary difficult to do without breaking some sort of Interstate Threatening Charges. Had this been me, the second he'd have grabbed my wrist, he'd have found his elbow bent 90° in the wrong direction....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/14/2010 11:42:36 AM | Feedback (8)
UPDATE – As more details come in, this does not seem to be as insidious as previously thought. The couple were NOT wearing Palin pins and therefore not targeted for that reason. Unlike the Legacy Media, I am ok with putting up corrections even when they illustrate my biases and that I was wrong. Original Post Below Let's play guess the affiliation Allee Bautsch, chief campaign fundraiser for XXXX, and her boyfriend Joe Brown, were savagely beaten Friday night in New Orleans after leaving.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2010 1:23:51 PM | Feedback (7)
Looks like my plan to ensure I owe taxes at the end of the year was a good move Individuals who don’t purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. After acknowledging the recently passed health-care bill limits the agency’s options for enforcing the individual mandate, Shulman told reporters that the most likely way to penalize individuals that don’t comply is by reducing or confiscating their tax refunds. Civil disobedience is required...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2010 10:20:03 AM | Feedback (6)
We're in a car. The people we let drive the car aren't too keen on keeping the car on the road as they're busy milling in the back of the car, handing out whisky and hors d'oeuvres. I'm sitting in the back, telling everyone that hey, we're going to crash if we don't get someone to drive the car correctly and I'm being shouted at to shut up because the song on the radio is SOOOOOO good. Enough people in the United States now desire services more than they value freedom that simply 'switching...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2010 3:48:04 PM | Feedback (7)
It has always been about control. At least Rep. Dingle (D- Москва) is happy to admit this for us Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/24/2010 12:26:25 PM | Feedback (7)
The end was passed a long time ago. This is simply the epilogue.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/21/2010 9:05:25 PM | Feedback (9)
Which is what getting my "Hey! We're sending you a census form in the mail next week" letter today was like. That, and this lovely portion Here's a thought for you, how about you don't take my money to begin with so that there's no need for communities to have to somehow beg for my money from the federal f'in government?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/9/2010 4:30:31 PM | Feedback (15)
John Bergstrom (who I hate because he can draw well) you're all familiar with the broken clock that is right twice a day. ron paul is like a strange broken clock that is right 23 hours a day. then you get to some foreign policy midnight, and  in stead of chiming, it barks and smears itself with poo. That's my issue with RP – I agree with the vast majority of his views, but then he goes off on near-truther level 9/11 stuff, speaks in isolationist foreign policy terms, and ruins the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2010 8:23:22 AM | Feedback (13)
The good news is the GOP is looking at picking up even more seats as the Democrats abandon ship. The bad new is the GOP is looking at picking up even more seats as the Democrats abandon ship.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2010 9:41:27 AM | Feedback (2)
Apparently Obama was supposed to give a conference condemning Sarah Palin's use of &quot;Crib Notes&quot; but was unable to attend when it was discovered that the teleprompter was not working properly.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/9/2010 4:02:27 PM | Feedback (6)
Over at Ace of Spades, I see this lovely gem from the White House In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan -- Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responds to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies by saying "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda." Donning my tinfoil beanie, I go and read this The director of national...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/9/2010 1:03:19 PM | Feedback (6)
I've always considered XKCD to be apolitical. The alt text to this comic though appears to be a jab at the Teleprompter Jesus. Maybe it's just my politics coloring my judgment though. Update – After reading it again, it's my political preferences coloring what I see. Knowing the author, he's more concerned about the failures of the process than Obama getting a shiny medal.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/8/2010 9:05:16 AM | Feedback (3)
As a celebration. Now, don't get me wrong. I don't consider Scott Brown the ultimate champion of liberty. He's not. As Bill Quick describes him It wouldn’t be possible in Massachusetts, for instance. Mitt Romney couldn’t have beaten Marsha Coakley. Sarah Palin could not have. Certainly Mike Huckabee couldn’t have. And Ron Paul would have been laughed out of the state. Scott Brown, a moderate, Rockefeller-style Republican, was the only sort of candidate who stood a chance, and so, because...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/20/2010 9:06:34 AM | Feedback (3)
Montieth Does anyone find it odd that the FTC has regulations and laws that are apparently structured to control how bloggers advertise a product they review and how those reviews have specific rules on disclosure ? And yet it's legal for a campaign to pay people to stand around with campaign signs as if they were actual supporters and NOT disclose such??
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/19/2010 12:26:56 PM | Feedback (1)
GO SCOTT GO!!! That is all.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/19/2010 9:04:27 AM | Feedback (1)
Seriously, guys. Bush has been out of office for nearly a year and even before then, the Democrats were in charge of Congress. It's time to put this away for good.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/19/2010 8:31:02 AM | Feedback (5)
Is that it might be construed that I think the Republican candidate would be any better.   Depressing as hell to think about, isn't it?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/8/2010 1:25:56 PM | Feedback (3)
I think you're an idiot. I DARE you to try to imprison me for saying so you statist piece of crap. For those of you not in the know, Alan Grayson, a soon to be single term shit stain congress weasel, has threatened a blogger who runs Alan Grayson is Nuts with 5 years in prison for her website. Think about it folks. He has made a direct threat to silence someone who dares to go against him, violating the very basis of the First Amendment. He does so by trying to claim fraud and constantly...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2009 9:06:54 AM | Feedback (5)
Yesterday at lunch, the restaurant happened to have CNN on the boob-tube. I couldn't hear it, it was across the room and probably muted, but from the splashy graphics I could tell it was all about the dire warnings of how people are dying in the streets by the droves because of a lack of medical care. "UNEMPLOYED AND UNINSURED!!!!", "BREAKING NEWS – OVER 20,000,000,000,000 AMERICANS NOW WITHOUT INSURANCE!!", "LACK OF HEALTH INSURANCE TO BLAME FOR GLOBAL WARMING!",...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/4/2009 8:28:21 AM | Feedback (5)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2009 1:11:02 PM | Feedback (20)
Noel over at Cold Fury brings us this LOL moment I’m even beginning to think that yelling at Obama for failing to protect America is like yelling at a six-year old for failing to make a dentist appointment, open a 401k and install vinyl siding on the house.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2009 3:09:37 PM | Feedback (3)
The O-lympics Track and field events will include Bail Jumping, Legal Hurdles, Blame Throwing and the always popular Graftathalon. And the *snerk* factor just keeps getting better.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/30/2009 10:07:26 AM | Feedback (4)
Say Uncle's got a link to a Republican senator's Chief of Staff claiming that watching straight porn will turn you gay. I'm not exactly thrilled with the Democrats, and I'm more than happy to boot them out. But for Pete's sake, you gotta give me something to replace them with. Just because a Republican is slightly less prone to violate rights (oh… they DO so love to violate them though, don't get me wrong), doesn't mean they're the answer to what ails you. As I said over at Uncle's – It's a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/22/2009 10:58:25 AM | Feedback (5)
Maybe it's about time to put this thing away for good.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/16/2009 8:04:27 PM | Feedback (41)
Just got a health-care related email from Bill Nelson. The following line informs me the man is not qualified to clean up dog poop, much less write bills that affect millions of Americans The bill will hold insurers' feet to the fire by requiring them to cover everyone and preventing them from dropping individuals who get sick. Additionally, it will contain several measures aimed at reducing overall medical and prescription drug costs and eliminating waste and fraud in the system. Bolded..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/15/2009 9:29:37 AM | Feedback (25)
Just when I think there's no hope of America getting back to its roots, millions of people march on DC to protest. I don't care if NBC or CNN or any of the lame-stream media report it as &quot;tens of thousands&quot; because their lowball estimate doesn't change the fact that more people marched on DC than showed up at Obama's inauguration. This isn't astroturf, no matter how hard the left wants to spin it. When you can show me pictures of the buses that brought these people in, all wearing...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2009 8:56:12 AM | Feedback (13)
A while back, I wrote an article entitled Tyranny in Red Tights. Quite proud of that post as it was very down to earth, given my normal style of writing. In it I basically said I bring this up because when most Americans think of a tyrannical government, they think of the "Devil in red tights, holding a pitchfork." They see Hitler with swarms of jackbooted army men with armbands, hands held in the air in salute, or 1984 where every person is part of the secret police and Big...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/11/2009 9:37:39 AM | Feedback (12)
But they ain't hating as strong as they think I was trying to find some information on what Sarah put up about Obama's lie fest speech last night. People were talking about her Facebook page, so I searched. Seems the Million strong against Sarah Palin is a little weak in the knees. I just found out, no surprise really, that Sarah never said "I can see Russia from my house." What she said was GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/10/2009 2:51:45 PM | Feedback (15)
Poetry. Pure and simple. I have a feeling 2010 is going to be one hell of a year for many politicians. Hat tip Ace of Spades
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/5/2009 9:14:38 PM | Feedback (9)
I have no problem with the President of the United States speaking to school aged children. I have no fear that a 20 minute spiel is going to undo the hard work I've been aiming for with my children in an attempt to get them to understand what it means to be a free citizen and comprehend the blessings of liberty. I don't even think 20 minutes out of their day is going to be detrimental to their learning process, any more than a fire drill is. What creeps me right the f#^& out is the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/3/2009 9:38:18 AM | Feedback (21)
Ted "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy has kicked the bucket. Being the foe of freedom he was, you won't see me shed a tear over it. Call me cruel, call me shallow, call me whatever, I don't care. The man came from a family that thinks of themselves as some sort of aristocrats and did more to harm liberty in this country than he did to promote it. Unfortunately, it's going to be weeks of wall to wall coverage of someone who was nothing more than a public servant, but he'll be treated like a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/26/2009 7:22:17 AM | Feedback (16)
That the lefties are getting their collective panties in a wad over this is just fascinating If you could convert hypocrisy to electricity, even at an 80% loss, you could run Al Gore's house for days off of it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2009 11:04:36 AM | Feedback (12)
If You're Reading This, You're Probably a Federal Criminal: Radley Balko has an interesting post discussing the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law. As he points out, the problem is not just that federal criminal law has expanded to cover many areas that are better left to state or local governments. It is that the scope of federal criminal law is so broad that the feds could probably find a crime to pin on almost any American adult. Emphasis mine. Let me bring up a quote from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/27/2009 7:38:19 PM | Feedback (1)
It's been my goal from the get go. Mr "The health care bill isn't about me" all of a sudden says "YOU'RE GOING TO DESTROY MY PRESIDENCY". Perfect. Just what I wanted. I WANT the socialist to fail. I want his policies to be discarded into the dustbin of shitty history. I do this because I want what's best for America and nebulous "hope and change" isn't it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/22/2009 12:51:36 PM | Feedback (9)
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Kevin at The Smallest Minority posts this beautiful letter. I am copying it here so it gets published as far and as wide as possible I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/18/2009 8:09:32 AM | Feedback (15)
Sailorcurt has a letter from a friend to the Governator Dear Governor Schwarznegger: When I read that you plan to shut police and fire stations and release tens of thousands of criminals onto the streets to balance the state's budget, I realized that you may be out of touch with how middle class folks manage when their expenses exceed their income. To mitigate the effects of this recession which has hit my family hard, we have reduced or eliminated all non-essential items from our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/28/2009 10:31:54 AM | Feedback (2)
Remind me again what the hell the term 'liberal' is supposed to mean? Frustrated liberals are asking why a Democratic-controlled Congress and White House can't manage to close the Guantanamo prison or keep new gun-rights laws from passing. Preventing rights apparently is the new liberal way.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2009 1:26:46 PM | Feedback (11)
Got this from Erick Erickson from Red State via Not one penny to the National Republican Senatorial Committee group on Facebook Yesterday, I ambled over to John Cornyn’s page on Facebook and wrote on his wall. I told him, very politely, that I was disappointed in the NRSC endorsement of Crist. At a time when Senator Cornyn says we can capitalize on the anxiety people have about spending and deficits, it undermines his goal by endorsing a man who supports the spending and deficits...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2009 7:31:43 AM | Feedback (3)
The letter to send to any Republican misrepresentative who dares asks you for a dime.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2009 1:21:20 PM | Feedback (1)
I made it to the Tampa Tea Party yesterday, and it was a nice event. By the time I got there at 4:40, the place was already packed (and it didn't officially start until 5). The crowd was upbeat and intense, but in a good way. I started snapping pictures as fast as I could. I personally would estimate the crowd at anywhere between 600 and 800. Without a birds' eye view, though it is just a guess. .
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/16/2009 8:58:45 AM | Feedback (2)
Last night my wife asked me exactly why I was going to the Tea Party today. It was a good question because it forced me to verbalize my intent. I believe our Government is too large. Hardly a single thing in our lives isn't taxed, regulated, licensed, or inspected by the ever expanding Federal government. I am not anti-government. Anarchists can prattle on all they want about how we'll self organize, yadda yadda yadda, but if there's one core belief of mine, it's that overwhelming force wins...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/15/2009 2:23:58 PM | Feedback (6)
Glenn has a bumper sticker that is really starting to look like a good idea. At this point, I'm tempted to simply vote for anyone who is not an incumbent, regardless of their party affiliation or positions. We need to hit the 'reset' button on our misrepresentatives and I'd prefer to do it at the ballot box than any other way. It's easily observable that Washington D.C. is broken. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but if memory serves me correctly, something above 80% of our...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2009 10:30:23 AM | Feedback (7)
Let us know how you REALLY feel, Liberty Girl!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2009 10:51:26 AM | Feedback (0)
Interestingly, over the past few days I have sold quite a few Maximize You Freedom / Minimize Your Government bumper stickers from Zazzle. Granted it's only a handful, it is interesting that all of a sudden, there's interest in smaller government paraphernalia.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/3/2009 3:41:03 PM | Feedback (8)
So, I'm thinking about attending the Tea Party in Tampa on April 15th. Being that I'm the kind of guy who has a job and responsibilities, I don't generally show up for protests and instead tend to do my protestations at the ballot box. Unfortunately, limited choices have muddled that idea as of late. Because of this, I am not an avid paper mache and poster artist. Because most of my principles do not neatly fit on a bumpersticker, it's kind of difficult for me to think of how I can make my...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 10:16:24 AM | Feedback (4)
Ok, so Barack &quot;Satellite Dishes for Ears&quot; Obama and the Pie Thief visits England and from what I hear they committed a few faux pas. Michelle touched the queen or something and Jug-ears gave her majesty an iPod with pictures and videos. Holy crap, if you read the right-o-sphere, you'd think Michelle held down the queen while Obama dry humped her before stabbing her in the neck. People, please. The Coke Snorter In Chief (well, that used to be a problem, but I guess not any more) is...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2009 8:02:51 AM | Feedback (7)
Obama to require the Steelers to redistribute their Super Bowl Trophies The Super Bowl XLIII Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, the only team to win six titles, will soon be loosing half of those trophies. After a meeting between NFL Commissioner Rodger Gadel and President Barack Obama, Obama decided to redistribute half of their Steeler Super Bowl victories and trophies to less fortunate teams in the league. Read the whole thing. While it's a humorous take, it's not funny when you consider...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2009 8:18:21 AM | Feedback (2)
The word on the street was that Obama sent a letter to the French President Chirac rather than Sarkozy. Turns out, that's not the case. Luckily for Obama, the press isn't going to run with this non-story. Bush wasn't given the same courtesy (see turkey, plastic). Now, Jug-ears has made enough goofs to make W. look suave in comparison, but his biggest gaffes aren't his Teleprompter-Free verbal miscues or Best-Buy DVD sets from the wrong region, but his administration itself. While stuff like...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2009 10:38:03 AM | Feedback (3)
I just figured out how to take our country back without bloodshed or political maneuvering. Simply hack President Jugears' teleprompter. Ol' Ears can't talk without it, we could make him say whatever we want! Hey, it worked on Charles Barkley
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/17/2009 11:06:47 AM | Feedback (7)
But I didn't speak out, because I like 'em shaggy The painful Brazilian wax and its intimate derivatives are in danger of being stripped from salon and spa menus if a recent proposal to ban genital waxing is passed by the state's Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling. ...New Jersey statutes allow waxing of the face, neck, arms, legs and abdomen, but officials say that genital waxing has always been illegal, although not spelled out. Ah, the joys of having the government control every...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/16/2009 9:15:45 AM | Feedback (7)
Want to see what a trillion dollars would actually look like? And to think they're throwing that term around like it's pocket change… Hat tip Cap'n Bob
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/6/2009 8:01:46 AM | Feedback (1)
Gee, I didn't see this coming 'Octomom' spawns bills limiting embryo implants ATLANTA — Lawmakers in two states, outraged by California's "Octomom," are seeking to limit the number of embryos that may be implanted by fertility clinics. Lawmakers are not doctors working with patients' individual needs. They are not close enough to the 'problem' to devise a solution. See this post for more examples of this phenomenon. No, instead, some petty tyrant got a stick up their ass and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/4/2009 7:48:38 PM | Feedback (12)
No shit. Dr. Sharon Poczatek, who runs her own dental practice in Boulder, Colo., said that she too is trying to figure out ways to get out of paying the taxes proposed in Obama’s plan. “I’ve put thought into how to get under $250,000,” said Poczatek. “It would mean working fewer days which means having fewer employees, seeing fewer patients and taking time off.” “Generally it means being less productive,” she said. Obama is auguring the economy in like Bush could have only dreamed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/2/2009 7:25:38 PM | Feedback (5)
So, for the past week I've barely been able to read any blogs, much less post on my own. However, it does appear that Obama's AG – Eric Holder – blew their collective, gun grabbing load. Response has been less than stellar for Obama's gaffe machine in overdrive administration. Even Nancy Wrinkles Pelosi ran away from it faster than Obama could run away from Rev. Wright at a press conference. This administration is literally tripping over itself to push every last, wet dream, legislation that..
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/1/2009 12:37:41 PM | Feedback (1)
The Mrs. and I were planning on redoing our bathroom. That would have meant purchasing tile, grout, paint, cabinets, sinks (we've got two), new shower fixtures, lighting, wires, switches covers, new doors, and then the labor to get the job done (I'd do it, but I'm not skilled enough with scissors, much less a trowel). The more President Big-Ears talks, the more I'm considering just socking that money away someplace less likely to get taken over by the government. Instead of helping the economy...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2009 10:57:44 AM | Feedback (9)
Because I hear it irritates him. If it wasn't so serious, I'd almost say Barack Do Your Ears Hang Low Obama's complete inability to run the office he's been elected to is starting to get entertaining. While I can't put in a timeframe, I'm willing to make a small bet that at some point, he actually loses his shit during an interview. Of course, I'm not exactly willing to put money on it since I have a feeling O will be working hard to make sure the hardest questions asked of him revolve around...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/6/2009 3:01:55 PM | Feedback (11)
Mike nails it a trillion dollar crap sandwich so obviously doomed to failure you’d need a PHD in political science not to see it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2009 1:44:00 PM | Feedback (1)
I'm cool with Obama's first few steps in office to actually limit the power of the presidency. If he continues to go down that path, I'd not only change my mind about him but could see myself voting for him come 2012. However, I don't see it happening. I think he's more interested in removing things that Bush did. Being the Anti-Bush means more to people. In my opinion, it won't be long before he starts pushing Universal Health Care and tax increases on the productive, both of which require...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/22/2009 5:28:19 PM | Feedback (3)
I was proud to be an American when being proud wasn't cool. Still am, come to think about it. Apparently, there's a lot of new Americans today who weren't Americans before the inauguration. So, now do I get to voice dissent and show my patriotism or is that passé? It's hard for me. I mean, I'm tragically unhip as it is even though I just picked up an iPhone. I thought maybe that would help. Apparently not much.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/20/2009 6:25:33 PM | Feedback (4)
I don't think Obama is the antichrist. I don't think he is an evil man insofar as he knows right from wrong and wishes to do wrong. I think the man wants power because he thinks he knows what's best for everyone. The end result, however, is not something I wish to see. I don't wish Obama luck or good will or any such platitudes because I don't want to see what he wants for us to come true. I fear what he thinks is best for us because it removes my say so in the matters that pertain to my life....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/20/2009 12:47:13 PM | Feedback (3)
Because that's some loud silence Look, I'm not going to defend the NRA and say they're perfect. In fact, there's a ton of stuff I disagree with them on, but they're huge as far as an organization is concerned and the more people you have the more diluted your aims are going to be to meet the needs and desires of your constituents. I do believe that overall, the NRA is a positive force. Sure, they've done plenty of boneheaded things but the funny thing is that many of the times, they've done so...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/12/2009 9:48:13 AM | Feedback (5)
The sweet, sweet, sweet sound of some hippy chick happily fellating the regulatory meat stick right up to the point where she realizes it's going in her hair Poor Tiffany. She thinks that people should be required to live the lifestyle she finds "the best" (by agreeing that things should be regulated by the government) and when the law of unintended consequences comes whacking her against her wallet, she all of a sudden is not so sure it's a good idea. The irony of the situation is that I'm...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2009 1:16:30 PM | Feedback (15)
If I were a politician and heard about the massive, unheard of increase in gun sales, I'd take that as a clear cut sign that touching the gun issue was a great way to get some practice on Monster.com looking for a new job. However, it's not like anyone ever accused politicians of being bright. Seems like we're hearing a lot of noise about every possible chance at restricting gun rights in any shape, form, or fashion from renewing the AWB to ammunition encoding. A lot of it is just that, noise,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/6/2009 11:24:38 AM | Feedback (2)
Jim Shepherd at The Shooting Wire Despite the new administration's insistence that jobs and the economy will be the top priority beginning January 20, insiders say payback to the NRA and other pro-Second Amendment groups is high on the agenda. Democratic advisors say the Republican party is "disorganized, disheartened, and dissolving" and it's a good time for the incoming administration to take them on in a core issue - the assault weapons ban is one of three topics they're evaluating. Last...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/5/2009 11:49:39 AM | Feedback (3)
Mel 'Who Needs Immigration Laws' Martinez isn't going to be running in 2010 Martinez was somewhat vague about the reasons but said it was not because of the expected difficulty of a re-election battle. He said he has never wanted a lifelong career as an elected official and simply wants to go back to private life. Bullshit. Martinez is a failure. I mean, he'd have made a great Democrat, but he's more RINO than anything. Bigger government, more illegal immigration, etc. Now, I have doubts about...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/2/2008 12:09:58 PM | Feedback (3)
This article is outstanding Imagine there's an elderly widow down the street from you. She has neither the strength to mow her lawn nor enough money to hire someone to do it. Here's my question to you that I'm almost afraid for the answer: Would you support a government mandate that forces one of your neighbors to mow the lady's lawn each week? If he failed to follow the government orders, would you approve of some kind of punishment ranging from house arrest and fines to imprisonment? I'm...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 12:59:52 PM | Feedback (4)
Over at Tam's, discussing Obama as "The Light Bringer" The light he brings will remind us of CFLs: Really bright, expensive, and hard to read by. Oh, and toxic when broken.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 10:01:55 AM | Feedback (0)
Come time, I think I might give old Charlie the boot. I have no need for this: Crist, Palin Differ On Path For GOP ... That success, Crist said over and over, came from a new kind of Republicanism he's fighting to put into practice in Florida, and that he says the party should practice nationally. Virtually every time he spoke, Crist threw in the word "inclusiveness." Unlike other attendees, he didn't look for chances to trash Democrats, or blame the party's problems on the press. "In my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2008 1:36:12 PM | Feedback (13)
For 8 years, the rabid left has been calling Bush a coke-head for his past usage and that it affected his ability to perform as CiC. Obama has apparently snorted a little happy powder from time to time in his past as well and I wonder how important that is now to the same people? Watch closely as I don't hold my breath. Personal view? Couldn't care less about either. A person could have mainlined Ty-D-Bol to induce hallucinations of Merle Haggard and Barry White singing covers of Metallica for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/13/2008 9:34:44 AM | Feedback (3)
For a few days, I started thinking this Obama thing might turn out better than I had expected. I watched as the term "President-Elect" became almost holy in nature as his minions (and even himself) started talking about all the miracles he was going to do within minutes of taking the office. I also started watching many people seem to realize he wasn't going to be able to deliver on all his promises. There was talk of "lowering expectations" from the Obama camp, and that put me a little more at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2008 8:52:56 AM | Feedback (32)
Gays will vote in the Democrats that will more than happily throw them under the bus. Sucks to have your rights trampled, doesn't it? Maybe if you concentrated on not allowing the government so much power and teaching your fellow man and woman to respect those old fashioned notions of personal property and liberty then you wouldn't have to worry so much about the mind set that makes people think they can simply vote away your rights and the government complying. Personally, while I didn't vote...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2008 1:06:34 PM | Feedback (7)
So, my blog mama discusses the impending implosion of the far-right and how they're already turning into the far-left they so despise Hey, right wingers? You have become the people you hate. You have become everything you screamed at people for being in 2004. You are running around claiming that Obama cheated, lied and bought his way to the White House. Looking around the blogosphere and its comments I see the words slimy, corrupt, devil, Antichrist, communist, evil, Stalin, Lenin, Hitler....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2008 9:20:54 AM | Feedback (2)
This should scare you shitless Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, President-Elect Obama's choice for chief of staff in his incoming administration, is co-author of a book, The Plan, that calls for, among other things, compulsory service for all Americans ages 18 to 25. The following excerpt is from pages 61-62 of the 2006 book: It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2008 12:52:33 PM | Feedback (12)
Liberty cannot survive in anarchy. Government is a necessary evil but one we've grown too accustomed to expanding to fill our needs. The cost of government is more than taxes, it is the very freedoms you enjoy. We must be willing to sacrifice a little to ensure we gain the most. In fact, it's a capitalistic transaction. However, there comes a point where too much government does nothing for your security and well being and in fact becomes harmful. We are well past that point already. It's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 11:58:14 AM | Feedback (1)
Obama is president elect. Congratulations to him on that. While I'm sure there was plenty of voter fraud, I don't think it was enough to swing the election. Obama's nebulous message of hope and change resonated in the American psyche and they voiced their desires at the polls. Obama will be the next President of the United States. Let us not fall into the nutroots' mode of declaring him "Not my president" or "Don't Blame Me I Voted McCain". Seriously, McCain wouldn't have been much of an...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 7:55:49 AM | Feedback (9)
Now do you get it? You will not win by moving left. Sorry, the Democrats and progressives have a monopoly on that segment and you're not going to win them over. Those who support liberty and freedom are not going to be excited about supporting you if you espouse the same garbage your competitor is. Yes, it is unfortunate that a large swath of Americans are wooed by the thought of government mandated fairness and wealth redistribution. However, I truly believe an even larger swath would be move...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 7:44:00 AM | Feedback (7)
But he's registered to vote (and just guess his party!) "Bob Smith does not exist at this address," Taylor said. Bob Smith is a character Taylor made up to get rid of sales calls. "The salesman would say who do we need to talk to and we'll say, well, Bob Smith." Apartment No. 2 doesn't exist, either. "There's somebody out there registering phony people who's going to commit voter fraud," Taylor said. ... Like MacManus, Taylor is concerned enough voter fraud could sway the election in Florida....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 3:59:34 PM | Feedback (1)
Shouldn't all elected positions in the government be 'part time'? Especially local? I mean, how else better to have representatives who, you know, represent you than the very people who have to eke out a living just like you do under the same conditions?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 3:27:07 PM | Feedback (11)
The puppy-blender speaks On the other hand, if the federal government were properly limited to its constitutional powers, there would be much less to fear, and elections would be less stressful for all concerned. Just a thought. That's not "just a thought" but in my mind the very core of what the founding fathers envisioned. When you self govern, the people in those spots are just representatives, not leaders or rulers. I'd prefer it if we were arguing over who is more like "Mr. and Mrs....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 9:21:31 AM | Feedback (4)
Last night, taking the munchkins out for trick-or-treating, McCain signs outnumbered Obama 30 to 1. This neighborhood, and even the general area I live in, is strongly Republican. Hope and Change you really can believe in.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2008 10:33:14 PM | Feedback (1)
If this is true, then McCain is going to take Florida. I hope it's not true and that he still takes Florida, but I only get one vote on it so I can't really pull it off myself. Amendment 2 is an anti-gay proposal (although the commercials against it never mention gays, only hetero-companions) meant to define marriage and one man and one woman only. I believe marriage is a spiritual thing but if two (or more...yeesh) people want to shack up, that's none of anyone else's business and the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/31/2008 1:45:34 PM | Feedback (3)
McCain ain't no saint, and in fact is only a socialist-lite, but this is ridiculous.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/28/2008 4:40:29 PM | Feedback (0)
But this is pretty much every reason I won't vote for Obama in a single place. It's missing my pet issue of gun control to boot. I'd like to see refutations of this, though, to see how much of it is colored by the authors' political perspective. This line, though, is funny In fact, if Obama wins on November 4th—and serves one full term in the Oval Office—the Presidency of the United States would be the longest consecutively held full-time job he has ever held without seeking another.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/21/2008 2:02:47 PM | Feedback (2)
Tgirsch, frequent poster over at Say Uncle's place has lost a friend of his to cancer. What makes this story even more sad is that his friend was a commenter at his site, Lean Left. From the day he first showed up here, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with frequent commenter Ted. I have no idea how he found this blog, but it seemed like he came here with the sole purpose of disagreeing with pretty much everything I wrote (or so it seemed to me). In the beginning, we would get into huge,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/20/2008 7:31:32 PM | Feedback (0)
McCain buys ad-space in some video games. Of course, he's a little behind the times.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/20/2008 12:29:06 PM | Feedback (2)
Florida sucks. This November we have not 1, but 6 Constitutional Amendments to vote on. Lucky us, there was originally 9 to ponder over, but we've managed to whittle it down a few. Only one actually removes power from the state government but is worded in such a way that even I had misread it and was planning on ticking off No. We've got deleting provisions that allow the Legislature to regulate private property of illegal aliens, preventing gays from being as miserable as heterosexuals, wind...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/20/2008 11:24:43 AM | Feedback (5)
Can you believe that Fumbletongue himself has lowered the price of oil so much recently? I never considered it his ability, but when oil was expensive, the lefties were screaming about how it was his fault so now I assume they're going to be giving him credit, right? Stupid people. Thinking the POTUS is actually an office with magical powers.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2008 8:11:04 PM | Feedback (3)
Is this really what the left has become? So much for freedom of speech. When I disagree with others on gun issues, I do so by laying out the facts, not by digging in my opponent's past trying to find anything to smear them with. But apparently, stand up to Barack Bend Over and Spread Your Legs While I Spread Your Wealth Obama and you'll have every last bit of dirty laundry aired from liens to signed confessions from ex-girlfriends that you were a cheap tipper on dates. Instead of laying out...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2008 2:06:05 PM | Feedback (4)
The AFL-CIO has mailed 80,000 flyers to try to paint over Obama's horrific record on Second Amendment support by showing a tough guy who supposedly likes his guns and thinks Obama is the cat's meow. Personally, I'm not sure this mailer is going to have the intended effect, but that's just me
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/15/2008 7:30:54 AM | Feedback (2)
This quote by Barack Haaaaaaands Across the Water Obama is disgusting "It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too." ... I think that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody. Socialist. Pure, unadulterated wealth redistribution. First off, you fucksicle, success comes to those who take the risks. Hard work is generally involved, but not always. I'm successful because I busted...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2008 7:27:31 PM | Feedback (8)
I may have given J.D. a little bit of a hard time in my previous post, but now that I've read a little more of him, I think he's a kindred spirit The real outrage isn't that a few percentage points are shifted one way or another in these regular popularity contests, it's that the contests have come to matter so damned much. Red and blue tribal loyalists shriek about each other's perfidy because they have conspired to intrude the state into virtually every area of human life. Having created a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2008 7:15:11 AM | Feedback (0)
J.D. Tuccille writes a post entitled President Obama won't take your guns (even if he wants to) which follows a pretty standard fallacy - mainly that Barack Häagen-Dazs Obama isn't actually going to walk into your house and take your guns, so really - no harm no foul The inevitable rise of President-for-Life Barack Obama will soon unleash his Stalinist hordes to ransack the gun cabinets of the nation and ravish Red America's newly disarmed womenfolk (and menfolk too, I guess, since Obama gets...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/13/2008 7:11:48 PM | Feedback (3)
Endorses McCain/Palin Not sure their perfect record is going to stay in tact here. I can understand why though, it's probably the same reason I support McCain. Not because I want to, but the other option is so God awful that I'm not left with much of a choice.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/9/2008 9:33:28 AM | Feedback (3)
That I realize I did well by not watching the debates last night. Reaction from the 'sphere seems to be nothing new was learned, that McCain failed miserably to go on the offense, and that basically it's going to be President Obama come early next year. Again, I wouldn't care if people wouldn't put such stock in the presidency, but they do. If only the GOP hadn't chosen such a shitty candidate, I might feel compelled to help sell him, but it's hard to push someone when his biggest redeeming...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/8/2008 8:25:19 AM | Feedback (5)
If an Obama win wasn't a big deal. I mean, he's just the president. If you're not too familiar with everything that the president is responsible for, here's Article II of the the US Constitution Article II Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows: Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2008 8:15:01 AM | Feedback (3)
At the local rally (which I wish I'd have been able to attend) The speech quickly turned fierce, as Palin repeated her criticism of Democratic candidate Barack Obama for his Chicago ties to Bill Ayers. Ayers was a founder of the violent Weather Underground group during the Vietnam War era and now is an education professor who has advised Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Palin referred to a New York Times article that called Ayers as a domestic terrorist. "His own top advisor said they were, quote,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/6/2008 11:28:39 AM | Feedback (0)
The NRA is opening up their front against Obama and his insistence that he's pro-gun Fairfax, VA-Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) expanded its advertising campaign with the release of additional commercials further detailing Sen. Barack Obama’s long anti-gun record in battleground states across the country. The NRA-PVF commercials began airing Monday in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota and Michigan. You can view the commercials here at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/6/2008 11:15:44 AM | Feedback (0)
He's threatening broadcasters that want to show this video with taking away their licensing Barack Fuck the Constitution and the Bill of Rights Obama - Unfit to lead
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/26/2008 10:00:51 AM | Feedback (8)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/26/2008 9:15:03 AM | Feedback (0)
Senate blocks rollback of DC gun regulations Seems like the standard line is "DC should be able to make its own laws", which would be fine and dandy if said laws weren't unconstitutional. But theirs are and a Supreme Court ruling nailed that one home. So, it's up to Congress to reel them in. Wouldn't want to decrease the amount of power the government has, now would we/
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2008 1:58:05 PM | Feedback (2)
Because this is directly from Barack Don't Call Me Shirley Obama's web site Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2008 9:27:56 AM | Feedback (1)
Who am I? I am under 45 years old,I love the outdoors,I hunt,I am a Republican reformer,I have taken on the Republican Party establishment,I have many children,I have a spot on the national ticket as vice president with less than two years in the governor’s office.   Did you guess? Highlight for the answer I am Teddy Roosevelt in 1900 Hat tip Larry Correia
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/22/2008 6:11:47 PM | Feedback (5)
But of course, he's not talking about Palin 10. You can put perfume and a fancy dress on a whore, but it's still $25 to get your rocks off9. You know what you won't get with an Obama administration? Two words - Moose Knuckles8. It's the difference between a sneaky midget and a former Mayor of Wasilla in a race - you know, one is a cunning runt7. You can be the winner of the Eukanuba Championship and still be a bitch.6. Arranging a pot luck dinner for your redneck friends doesn't equate to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/9/2008 8:53:52 PM | Feedback (18)
Because this is EXACTLY what would be going through my mind See more funny videos at Funny or Die
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/5/2008 9:42:59 AM | Feedback (6)
The answer isn't as simple as you might think. Many factors are in play, apparently. Because if you're a one term senator (and nothing else) and have pretty hair and a D after your name, it's not that important. Michael's point in spot on. The Democrats didn't seem to mind when fluffy pony boy was running for the #2 position. I don't remember there being a ton of arguments from the Lenin left-side of the isle back in 2004. Hell, I'm willing to bet a lot of the same people crying that Palin...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/3/2008 9:41:40 PM | Feedback (2)
So, I was reading around some other (as Tam calls 'em) Lenin-Red Spectrum blogs and their frothy, two minute hate sessions regarding Palin as McCain's choice. One of the common threads seem to be about how the entire campaign is losing the wheels and that Palin will be "leaving to take care of her son" soon enough. Are these people insane AND stupid, or just insane? To think Sarah Palin would up and leave because her daughter is pregnant and that she fired the police chief for a long string of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/2/2008 7:32:44 PM | Feedback (11)
Real criticism of Palin from actual things she's done that don't involve her reproductive plumbing, her sick child, or the fact that she was mayor of a small town Palin supported and signed into law a $1.5 billion tax increase on oil companies in the form of higher severance taxes. One rule of thumb is that higher taxes cause less investment. Sure enough, State Tax Notes reported (January 7): “After ACES was passed, ConocoPhillips, Alaska’s most active oil exploration company and one of the top...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/2/2008 12:42:30 PM | Feedback (2)
I have nothing but respect for Mrs. Palin. When this is one of the first things she does as Governor Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to sell her predecessor’s lavish private jet on the Web auction site eBay, grounding a plane that became a lightning rod of criticism for former Gov. Frank Murkowski. Palin said in a statement the purchase of the corporate-style jet was impractical and unwise. Her news release, issued late on Tuesday, was accompanied by a photograph of the plane and a person...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2008 8:41:39 PM | Feedback (4)
But it appears that a specific Alaskan governor has been picked up by the McCain Straight Talk Express airplane. I don't understand why this hasn't been the #1 thought out of the gate. Palin would totally DEFLATE the Obama campaign. Conservatives would show up in droves to vote for her (McCain would be an afterthought). Hospitals would be overflowing with Progressives who tie themselves in a knot trying to figure out how they can slam a woman without being a misogynist although it's a guarantee...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2008 9:30:41 AM | Feedback (4)
You know, there didn't seem to be too much support for Barack Ha-Cha-Cha Obama at Blackwater. Oddly, those who are tasked with protecting the US, those who wish to learn how to protect themselves, and those who help service those in training don't seem to impressed by Barry. Not that anyone I talked to seemed to be overly enthusiastic about Col. Tigh either, but where they were cool on McCain, they were downright hostile with Obama. When Biden was added into the mix, everyone just laughed. I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2008 8:07:28 PM | Feedback (3)
Ready to get spitting mad? The elderly Ted increases my blood pressure a few points with this article. Seems like some petty tyrant has issued a curfew due to crime. Said tyrant doesn't think anyone has any reason to be outside at whatever time he feels they shouldn't. “Now if somebody wants to sue us, they have an option to sue, but I’m fairly certain that a judge will see it the way the way the citizens see it here,” Mayor James Valley said. “The citizens deserve peace, that some...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/14/2008 8:52:24 AM | Feedback (8)
Anytime someone talks about Obama, make sure you give them the sign
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2008 9:07:40 PM | Feedback (6)
Seems they had a hand in keeping Barack Let He Who is Without Sin Cast the First Vote Obama safe on his last little "I'm going to be the President of the World" tour Sen. Barack Obama has not been a fan of private police like Blackwater in war zones, and some news outlets even reported that they were spurned for his trip last week to Afghanistan and Iraq. But Whispers confirms that Blackwater did handle the Democratic presidential candidate's security in Afghanistan and helped out in Iraq....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/27/2008 9:04:18 PM | Feedback (0)
If this is true, you'll be able to watch what little support I have not so much evaporate as sublimate. You know what? McCain is the right's Kerry. Kerry was a shitty little politician not worthy of election to head crap bagger at the local zoo, much less POTUS, but for the left, at least he wasn't BUSH!!!!! It was the only thing they had positive to say about him. That's the only thing I can say about McCain - he's not Obama. McCain is bad on freedom of speech? Hey, he's not Obama! Not...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/22/2008 4:18:11 PM | Feedback (0)
I happened to see the cover of Newsweek while buying groceries yesterday, and the current cover struck me as odd. It was all about Obama's faith. I seem to remember when George W. Bush's faith was ever brought up, it was as if he were some crazy fundamentalist with aspirations of creating a theocracy. Now, apparently, it's back to being a good thing. Is there anything that Barack I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Obama cannot heal?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/19/2008 1:25:53 PM | Feedback (0)
Instead of getting the police to arrest those who try to shine it As you know, this afternoon at 3pm Central time, we're scheduled to hold our Hot Air Tour event in Nashville, during we we hope to launch a hot-air balloon and float over Al Gore's house in an attempt to expose the high cost of global warming alarmism A couple of days ago, a Gore spokeswoman ominously warned that they'd be working to block our event: ... Sure enough, just a few hours before our event was scheduled to kick off,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2008 2:55:22 PM | Feedback (2)
This election year, for me, will be one of the most difficult choices I make in my voting history. Let me explain why. First off, I want Barack Barack Bo Barrack Fee Fi Fo Ferrick Obama nowhere near the white house. Not because he's black, but because the only experience he has is of the Chicago Political Machine type as well as his near-socialist agenda of universal health care, raising taxes, etc. The problem is that in order to keep Barack Zippidy-Doo-Dah Obama away from the oval office I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/20/2008 1:10:00 PM | Feedback (14)
From XRLQ “Then again, maybe the law of supply and demand is just another one of those failed policies of the past that the new kind of politician audaciously hopes to change.”
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2008 3:38:18 PM | Feedback (0)
Heh
Insty has a funny picture. The lefties I've spoken with all agree Barack Two All Beef Patties Special Sauce Lettuce Cheese Pickles Onion on a Sesame Seed Bun Obama is horrible on gun rights (which, is kinda ok with them since guns are icky and all) but that he won't bother with banning them since he'll be too busy hoping and changing his way into Universal Welfare Healthcare. So you see, yeah, he's anti-gun but us gun nuts don't have to worry about it because the Messiah has to change water...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/12/2008 10:02:13 AM | Feedback (2)
Barack The Real Slim Shady Obama is here in Tampa to speak of Hope and Change. People have actually bugged out of work to go see the Messiah preach about how fat, over cooled, and clingy they are and they'll just cheer him on like he shits caviar and pisses Dom Pérignon at the precise serving temperature. They're not electing a politician, they're electing the fifth Beatle.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/21/2008 12:50:24 PM | Feedback (2)
At work, I'm pretty much in the wilderness when it comes to politics. Most everyone around me is a flaming liberal / progressive and me being the small government, well armed kind of guy is an anathema to them. Over the past few weeks, I've gotten quite an earful on the upcoming elections and it pains me to say even the Democrats don't appear to be happy with their choices. Many of them are talking about voting McCain since Hillary! and Barrack Whatchootalkinaboutwillis Obama do not represent...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2008 8:45:56 AM | Feedback (2)
Try all 45 flavors at Baskin Robins Watch Snow White and the 9 Dwarves with his kids Divide by Zero Push for legislation declaring Pi to be 2.75 Run the quarter mile in 1,230 feet. Hope Change Bowl a 38 And the number one thing Obama plans on doing on the campaign trail Visit the last state, Alaska and Hawaii
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/12/2008 11:55:20 AM | Feedback (5)
Bill Quick depresses me with this article. It depresses me because I feel about the same. I used to say I'd rather see Hillary in office over Obama, McCain over Hillary, and Brain Eating Aliens abduct us all rather than any of them. Now, I'm not so sure. I trust McCain's judgement on 70% of things. However, I think Bill is right in that a McCain win will put us back further than what a Democrat could do in 4 years (I think it'd be a single term, really). But then again, I think McCain would...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/6/2008 3:15:43 PM | Feedback (1)
We're rolling out a new product so I had to come in at 0 Dark Thirty. Now I'm sitting here listening to two liberals argue over Hillary and Barrack Less Filling Obama and that doctored video. It's funny to hear liberals argue over this stuff. They're ripping out each other's throats. Now it's about Wright. The Obama supporter is saying he was taken out of context, the Hillary guy is saying it's accurate. But, being liberals they're both trying to assuage each others feelings and not be too...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/3/2008 8:27:30 AM | Feedback (1)
Don't even try to touch Breda's pie
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2008 9:10:09 PM | Feedback (0)
I won't pull the lever for McCain. But I'll be damned if the weight of Obama's socialist clap trap doesn't cause my finger to punch the button by McCain's name involuntarily. Between him and his piece of shit for a wife and her "We're taking your pie", McCain is at least tolerable.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2008 8:35:58 PM | Feedback (4)
Touch my pie. I dare you you socialist piece of shit. "The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more." The truth is you and your lackluster husband are nothing more than socialist swine who think that "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" is a nifty slogan. Tell you what, since you haven't been an "American" very long,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2008 8:16:46 PM | Feedback (5)
Hat Tip Q&O
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/27/2008 9:19:21 AM | Feedback (2)
Clayton is running against the Republican incumbent. I wish him all the luck in the world. I've thought about it myself, but the public life just isn't for me. At least in the military, you knew the enemy and they openly tried to kill you. With politics, it's a little harder to discern who's after you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2008 8:41:30 AM | Feedback (2)
That was the word used by a coworker to describe Exxon's profits for last year. *Big Sigh* It's amazing how other people's profits are obscene yet people will readily accept a new, higher paying job, or a raise without blinking twice. I asked this guy if he accepted his raise (as paltry as ours was this year) and he said "That's different". Different how? Each person looks out for his own self. Charity begins when you're needs have been met and you realize that it is in your best interest to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 11:33:46 AM | Feedback (8)
Joe has an interesting post regarding some points on the new totalitarianism that's always just on the horizon. A friend sent me this link to a video (about 45 minutes long). The synopsis is: Naomi Wolf on It not only can happen here, it is happening here. Mussolini created the blueprint (with inspiration from Lenin), Hitler elaborated on it, Stalin studied Hitler...Here's how it works (notice how many Bush & Co. is using now.):1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy2. Create...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/15/2008 1:52:45 PM | Feedback (8)
Apparently Texas Obamania involves psychotic mass murderers as something to be proud of. Now, I can't pin this directly on Obama, but just like everyone wanted to paint Ron Paul as a racist for the people that supported him, I have a sneaky feeling the same won't go for Barack.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/11/2008 8:55:50 PM | Feedback (1)
No one left to vote for... Too tired of voting against. I'd prefer to see McCain in office over Obillary any day, but he's going to have to do it without my vote. I'll probably just write in Fred! for no real reason except to say I voted.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2008 3:07:52 PM | Feedback (4)
Damn. Damn, damn, damn, damn. Well, it wasn't unexpected. Still disappointing. Ok, Ron Paul now has my full support.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/22/2008 2:44:03 PM | Feedback (6)
Hard to tell the political direction of this (I made this myself as an illustration) It could mean We've rolled over on Iraq, now we're going to roll over on Iran The war machine is rolling on to the next country We're done with Iraq and Iran is next Couldn't tell myself. It was the only sticker on the vehicle so there was nothing else that I could gauge the intent from. Oddly, I get about all three feelings mixed but lean more towards option A - We're going to sit by and do nothing.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/22/2008 1:08:12 PM | Feedback (4)
(Cross posted at The Line Is Here) Oh, this is just classic State Del. Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying replicas of human genitalia on vehicles, calling it a safety issue because it could distract other drivers. Oh really? A safety issue, eh? I'm assuming Mr. Spruill has reams of documentation showing vehicular accident reports with the main cause as "Driver was hypnotized by pair of large, dangly, hot pink testicles and ended up running off the road." Right? Or maybe...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/16/2008 9:34:23 AM | Feedback (2)
I just overheard one of the uber-lefties here at work talk about how he was trying to change his affiliation so he could vote Huckabee in the primaries. Think about it. He thinks it's more important to get someone in who they can defeat than to allow the people who truly are looking to select a candidate that matches their views to get their voices heard. He has to set up a strawman that can be demolished in order to validate his own views. And when the Huckster loses (and I would not vote for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/15/2008 9:09:24 AM | Feedback (10)
Tom Coburn does something I can respect The spurt of last-minute activity often makes the final weeks of a legislative session among the most productive. The time crunch, however, also can give a single lawmaker an opportunity to run out the clock on legislation by using procedural maneuvers. Coburn, 59, said he may do just that as lawmakers try to rush bills, sometimes without reading them, because there is a lot of pressure to pass them and go home. ... Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2007 1:36:42 PM | Feedback (3)
I've said this before, but I'm going to say it again because it bears repeating. Thanks to Greg, my blood pressure has permanently gone up by quite a few points. Greg lent me his copy of Florida Firearms Law, Use & Ownership by Jon H. Gutmacher and I've almost finished it, but I've learned that if you want good law made, never leave it to the legislature. I am a programmer. I understand how to push buttons on a keyboard that will tell the computer to do what I want it to do. It is a major...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/19/2007 7:54:17 AM | Feedback (3)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/14/2007 9:19:31 PM | Feedback (5)
Because it seems that even our enemies have a say in our elections. 8 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were registered to vote Let that sink in for a moment. The very people who wish to destroy our country and way of life are allowed to vote for people who they think will do the worst possible job. The background here is the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as "Motor Voter," that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1993. It required all states to offer voter registration to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2007 12:43:10 PM | Feedback (5)
I like what he says, how he says it, and I get the feeling he speaks a little more from the heart than any of the other politicians running for the top job (excluding Ron Paul, who I truly believe he believes in every word that comes from his mouth). Ron Paul may be THE ONLY LIVING CREATURE THAT CAN SAVE MANKIND but right now, Fred Thompson is the only living being who would get my vote*. David E. Petzal - The Gun Nut: So now the UN wants to disarm civilians? Where was the UN when the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/29/2007 7:14:27 PM | Feedback (9)
I disagree with Ron Paul's stance on foreign policy and his belief that we "caused" 9/11 because of our policies but practically everything else about the guy I like. However, he has a snowball's chance in Miami at taking the office even if he were the only one running. I'm not saying he's incompetent, but most people fear the responsibility that freedom requires you take upon yourself. They'd rather Uncle Sam come by and take care of everything for them, so a candidate that espouses...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/15/2007 10:59:40 AM | Feedback (2)
Want a gun? Sign away all your privacy New gun buyers must sign waivers releasing their mental health records to state police under a new regulation that took effect quietly on August 1. It's a response to the killings at Virginia Tech in April. Yes, I have a major issue with this. Legally I am allowed to own firearms. I have never been committed or suffered through anything that would make me a danger to society by owning a gun. But my history of panic attacks would be all the excuse some...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/18/2007 10:05:12 AM | Feedback (3)
Or is talking to Ron Paul supporters like getting a chain letter? Dear Friend, I am sending you this letter to let you know about Ron Paul and how he is the only man who can save America, and now, he is the only one who can save your life. I know it may sound crazy, but if you don't vote for Ron Paul, the government will track you down and fly a plane into your place of work. It's true! Post this on at least 5 blogs in the next hour and I guarantee you'll have 50,000 Ron Paul supporters show...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/14/2007 3:25:07 PM | Feedback (5)
Sent an email to my mother last night. I mentioned how happy and relieved I was that the immigration amnesty bill was shot down. Her response? Oh - if the amnesty bill had been voted in - I was going to move to Mexico - then cross the border and come in as an illegal alien - would get a LOT more benefits than I do now - like free groceries, medical care, banking account without a social security number, and if I went to college - could go as an in-state student, no matter what state I chose.  ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/29/2007 7:14:58 AM | Feedback (1)
Tree Hugging Sister tells Mel "I Love Amnesty" Martinez to stuff it in the best possible way imaginable. I need to write a few emails myself this weekend to these pricks. I will inform them that not only will I not be voting for anyone who supports this shit, but that I will actively support and donate to their opposition, regardless of party.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/15/2007 1:29:02 PM | Feedback (1)
When even raunchy & crude T-shirt manufacturers are making fun of you. I'm sure T-Shirt Hell isn't exactly a bastion for conservative thought, either. I highly recommend that if you don't get offended too easily you peruse through their wares. And, even if you're like me and don't get offended easily, I guarantee you you'll still get offended.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/14/2007 7:55:16 AM | Feedback (3)
“Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan,” Thompson said. “We have a plan until the next election.” and this little gem He told the crowd last night that, when asked why he left the Senate, he responds: “After eight years in Washington, I long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood. That’s no joke, my friends.” Fred hasn't announced yet, but he wins, hands down against anyone else the RINOs can pull out of their nanny-state asses. Gulliani, McCain, Romney - all POS's I wouldn't bother showing up to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/25/2007 10:33:06 AM | Feedback (4)
Nick Anderson is a pretty big liberal cartoonist. Half of the time, his cartoons are just too lefty for me. The other half of the time, he's a riot. Today, he whacks one out of the park.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/28/2007 8:24:03 PM | Feedback (0)
This is a riot. Senator Carolyn McCarthy wants to ban guns with barrel shrouds. The problem is, the stupid twit doesn't even know what a shroud is. In her little incompetent world, I assume she'd outlaw these things too. I mean seriously, we can't have protective covers to keep from burning our hands now, can we Carolyn?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2007 12:36:10 PM | Feedback (0)
Gah. An unnamed, opinion piece in the St. Petersburg Times get's my blood boiling. But what do you expect from a leftist rag like that? Onto the fisk NRA power play stomps on safety Ahh yes, the whole "The NRA = All Gun Owners" lie. I own several death-toys firearms and am not an NRA member. Strike one. Who says the Florida Legislature doesn't look out for the working stiff? A bill (SB 2356) that so far is breezing through the Senate would stop employers from banning guns in their parking...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2007 2:13:37 PM | Feedback (3)
From Shooting the Messenger on seeing the movie 300 Now comes the hard work. Teaching them what Molon Labe means. Rearing a new generation that would rather die than bend knee to a despot. Were I any good at photoshopping, you know, like Reuters and the AP do to make phony pictures look real, I'd feature Pelosi on a throne ala Xerc, sitting cross legged and demanding we give up our arms or die. Ok, how's this?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/11/2007 9:20:07 PM | Feedback (1)
So, a while back I wrote to my state representatives regarding what I considered to be a burdensome wait in receiving my Carrying Concealed Weapons permit. I wrote a fairly long letter addressing the issues and informing them that I'd like to discuss the situation. One of the politicians was Rhonda Storms (R). A few days after I sent the email, I received this Mr. Allen, Thank you for contacting Senator Storms regarding this matter.  By copy of this e-mail, I am asking Mr. Dave McInnes...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2007 10:37:48 AM | Feedback (1)
Since I honestly believe that the 2nd Amendment protects all the others, any politician who does not respect the Right to Keep and Bear Arms by default does not support the rest of the constitution. John explains in detail why Rudy is not fit to hold the office of President. A choice quote: The Second Amendment isn’t about guns or hunting anymore than the First Amendment is about typewriters Hat Tip Alphecca
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2007 8:34:08 AM | Feedback (8)
Make no bones about it, she is a dyed-in-the-wool socialist The other day the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits, and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy ... technologies that will begin to actually move us toward the direction of independence. I had a rant on this rather old news, but it was so laced with profanity that my readers may have thought Amanda Marcotte had...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/13/2007 12:59:01 PM | Feedback (1)
I was going to do this when I got home. Wuzzadem beat me to the punch.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/8/2007 3:32:37 PM | Feedback (0)
Two things, both from David C over at War On Guns. First, this little doozy from the NY slimes U.S. Set to Begin a Vast Expansion of DNA Sampling The Justice Department is completing rules to allow the collection of DNA from most people arrested or detained by federal authorities, a vast expansion of DNA gathering that will include hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, by far the largest group affected. The new forensic DNA sampling was authorized by Congress in a little-noticed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2007 7:00:34 PM | Feedback (3)
When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. — GARY LLOYD For my friends on both sides of the political isle.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2007 1:36:19 PM | Feedback (0)
I predict my RSS aggregator will lose 30% of its feeds as some of the right-leaning sites I read will devolve into Kos-like lunacy over their loss of power. Instead of keeping their focus on getting the Republicans to constantly think in terms or W.W.R.D? (what would Regan do?) they'll revert to the good old Clinton days and do nothing more than scandal-monger and blame-laying. And for my left leaning friends, here's a free bumpersticker
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/8/2006 1:26:52 PM | Feedback (4)
I don't know what type of political points you plan on scoring by putting blackface on Anthony Hopkins. If you're not careful, he'll eat your kidneys with a side of fava beans...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/30/2006 3:58:58 PM | Feedback (0)
President Bush said that if illegal immigrants want citizenship they’d have to do three things: pay taxes, hold meaningful jobs, and learn English. Bush doesn’t meet those qualifications. PJ O’Rourke
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2006 3:00:06 PM | Feedback (0)
So, NK popped a nuke? Let's assume for a minute that it was an actual nuclear device (there is some doubt, but not much), now what? First, the Republicans will point out how Clinton sold them the technology failing to point out how their current president failed to correct that mistake. At the same time, Democrats will point to Bush as failing to stop them failing to point out it was their president who gave them the technology. Both sides will argue ad nauseam about how it's the other's fault....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/10/2006 12:52:51 PM | Feedback (8)
Senators get paid an annual salary of $165,200. That's chump change for most of them. No wonder they're out of touch with mainstream America. I'm all for someone making as much money as they can. I'm a die hard capitalist and believe that capitalism, while not perfect, makes the most sense. Capitalism takes a human fault (greed) and turns it into a positive force. So, I bear no grudge against these people having their money. I do, however, think they are not competent enough in reality to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/3/2006 8:21:10 AM | Feedback (0)
And gets it good. I read Anderson and disagree with 80% of his cartoons. But when he’s right, he’s right.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2006 7:15:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I’ve been perusing Congress.org to find information on the candidates I will get the joy of pulling the lever for. Do you know who is running and what they stand for? Do you even know what districts you are in? Here’s a quick tip for all politicians – if you don’t have a website where (a) all your policies are outlined in clear, easy to read format and (b) your email address or contact page is available, you will not get my vote. Period. If you can’t manage a website you sure as hell can’t...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/8/2006 1:34:00 PM | Feedback (0)
And this comment by Looker over at Q nails why the Republicans suck worse The current version of a Republican Administration IS borrowing lots and lots of money. In fact, almost everyone here has derided them for it, and acknowledged that if this were Hollywood, we’d be giving the Oscar to the Republicans for their recent stellar performance as Democrats. Can’t we get a viable third party? One that respects our civil liberties, won’t tax us to death (and then tax the grave site), won’t make...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/6/2006 9:13:00 AM | Feedback (2)
Cheney: Hey Ted, wanna go hunting? Kennedy: Only if I can drive.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/14/2006 12:33:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Looking through my email, I see that Jeff from Protein Wisdom asked some of us to help spread the word of one of his posts, Identity Politics, Free Speech, and the Future of worldwide Liberalism, 2: a follow-up. This is a subject near and dear to his heart and wants discussion, from both sides of the aisle, so the more people he can garner, the better. I have no idea how my 7 readers will affect his hit count, but a man’s gotta try to help his brethren out. My view? I agree with...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2006 10:50:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I’m rather surprised Scott Adams is talking politics because the second you open your mouth about ‘em, you alienate half of your audience. Coming from a guy who writes cartoons, you’d think he’d avoid controversy to keep from scaring off readers, but damn, he just doesn’t seem to care. Check out this gem – I’ve also been called out on the fact that I have not mocked liberals with the same frequency as I have mocked people who happen to be...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/19/2006 8:39:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Seems like a bunch of Democrats have their panties in a wad about last night’s Cut & Run vote and are calling it a ‘stunt’ by the GOP. Someone said they were Shocked! Shocked I tell you! that anyone would make something this important into a political event. WTF? They’re politicians. The weather is a political event. It’s like saying you’re surprised an accountant would stoop to using math to do your taxes. I hate politicians. I really do....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/19/2005 10:36:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Sen Kennedy: Now Tommy, what's 7+12? Tommy: Uhh.... 17? Sen Kennedy: LIAR!!!!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/15/2005 11:14:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Sharp as a Marble Laboratories issues recall on Limited Edition Official Hugh Hewitt GOP Cheerleader Doll! Several models of the Hugh Hewitt ‘Go Miers Go’ cheerleading dolls are being recalled due to a defective voice chip. Affected models no longer chant the proper “Miers Miers, She’s our pick!” phrase and instead scream at their owners for not supporting the president’s choice. It has also come to our attention that Mier’s withdrawal from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/28/2005 7:50:00 PM | Feedback (3)
Amongst conservatives, nonetheless!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/25/2005 2:48:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Florida town plans to use eminent domain RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Officials of a poor, predominantly black Florida town plan to relocate about 6,000 residents to make room for a billion-dollar yachting and housing complex. The coastal community of Rivera Beach in Palm Beach County may use eminent domain, if necessary, to claim 400 acres of land for the project, The Washington Times reported Monday. "This is a community that's in dire need of jobs, which has a median income of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/4/2005 9:16:00 AM | Feedback (21)
So now pledging allegiance to your country is unconstitutional? OK, so I pulled a few words there to sensationalize the issue, a tactic I decry all the time. But the reason I do is going to piss off a lot of my right leaning, Christian friends. Kids reciting the pledge are mindless drones. They have no idea what they’re saying, no idea the sheer importance of what they say and what it means if they betray that sentiment. In many ways, it’s the same concept as why I have a hard...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/14/2005 3:32:00 PM | Feedback (6)
So, I found a story about the dangers of toxins in breast milk and a commenter replied with this link Rocket fuel in breast milk (lettuce, and drinking water too) First, I just want to clarify something. While I’m appreciative of the link, it’s very misleading. It’s not rocket fuel, but a chemical that happens to be used in rocket fuel. You can’t grab a lactating woman, squeeze her breast, and power the space shuttle with the results. However, that aside, I read...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2005 3:22:00 PM | Feedback (4)
My congressman is Adam Putnam. I pay close attention to his actions, and regularly check on his voting records. I do most of this proactively by signing up for email alerts and the such. I have regularly emailed him on various occasions, recently over the Kelo decision. And I always get a reply. You can see the form letter base, but it’s usually customized to my particular request. Regardless if Mr. Putnam himself is reading them all, at least I know my concerns are making their way up...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/1/2005 1:31:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Because I really wanted Judge Judy up there. Or Wapner, but I’m not sure he’s got much left in him.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/10/2005 9:04:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Wow. I get into work today, start up a new Visual Studio project, and while my POS computer takes 30 minutes to set up a new web application, I decide to peruse my RSS reader. After 30 seconds of political vitriol, I’ve had enough. Bring on the Cat Blogging!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2005 10:25:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I usually don’t get to read too much in the blogosphere over the weekends. I have to spend some time with the family. This weekend was no exception as the Mrs. had a Woman’s Retreat to go to and I had daughter duty. Had fun taking her to the zoo and she was even pleasant when we had to go do a little shopping. Mondays, I have to be very, very selective of what I read from over the weekend. This is why catchy titles and well written first paragraphs are so important for me. I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/16/2005 1:11:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Another exiting day here at Sharp as a Marble as we have an exclusive guest blogger, Emperor Palpatine from the planet Naboo. SaaM: Thank you Emperor for blogging here today. I apologize for the mix up earlier this morning. I didn't realize it would be so difficult to find a taxi at that hour Palpatine: You will pay the price for your lack of vision. SaaM: Errrr...Ok. Well, then I guess I'll let you begin. Palpatine: Good. I can feel your anger. Much like that of my new apprentice, a recent...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/26/2005 9:29:00 AM | Feedback (4)
Face it, the only difference is who’s in power.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/25/2005 9:08:00 AM | Feedback (7)
And all I got was $53.30 a barrel and $2.20 at the pump! Where’s the cheap oil we’re supposed to get? I mean, what good is warring for oil if the prices go up? It’s almost like the war wasn’t really for oil but that can’t be true!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/8/2005 3:08:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Over at Q&O, there is a post that got me thinking of something that happened the other day. This matters because Social Security and Medicare are pay-as-you-go programs. Current taxpayers pay current benefits. Future taxpayers – mainly future workers – will pay future benefits. Even if adopted, President Bush's personal accounts for Social Security would hardly alter that.Consequently, baby boomers' children and grandchildren face massive tax increases. Social Security and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2005 1:07:00 PM | Feedback (1)
A while back I penned an article I titled “Theocrazy”. During the election season, lefties were running around with their hair on fire claiming W was pushing this country into a bona fide theocracy. I responded with my article. Some excerpts. Which leads me to my main point. Which denomination shall W base the theocracy on? Baptist Methodist? Presbyterian? Seventh Day Adventist? The Holy Church of the Cross? Branch Davidians? You see, the same problem I had finding a church...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/5/2005 11:32:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. So my knowledge on stem cells is based on what I can (a) read and (b) understand of what I read. Keep that in mind. Anyway, while I understood that stem cells had vast potential to change medicine, I found the method used to gain them was repulsive. Using harvested fetuses is, in my opinion, immoral. I always thought that there would be a better solution and that abortion culled stem cells weren’t the only way to solve the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/29/2005 1:34:00 PM | Feedback (2)
I've been battling with something for a while now. I really, really, really want to remove the R from my voter's registration card. I'm not a Republican, at least not in the sense of how the  GOP sees themselves. To me, the only difference between Democrats and Republicans these days are basically defense issues. Neither party stands for smaller government, neither respects your right of liberty. The Republicans want to create laws that restrict which orifice your purple helmeted love...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/24/2005 8:54:00 AM | Feedback (10)
I'm from the South. Born and raised in Georgia in the suburbs of Atlanta, I cultivated a southern accent throughout my upbringing. While I've managed to completely drop the accent, I still say y'all, call every soft-drink a Coke, and when I'm getting ready to do something, I'm 'fixing to'. So it's not uncommon when I mispronounce a word or two.Something that had been a wee bit confusing to me is to see people write 'Faux News' when referring to that obvious mouth piece of the White House and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2005 7:59:00 AM | Feedback (8)
(this memo was sent to me from FairTax.org)Mar 3, 9:41 AM (ET)By JEANNINE AVERSAWASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Thursday embraced the notion of overhauling the nation's tax system and said that some form of a consumption tax - such as a national sales tax - could spur greater economic growth.The Fed chief made his comments in prepared remarks to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. Revamping the complex tax code is an important goal of President...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/3/2005 1:38:00 PM | Feedback (3)
I'm seriously thinking about cutting out 80% of my political blogroll. To be honest, I've grown weary of the idiocy that masks as politics these days (from both sides). And those blogs with comments either turn into echo chambers or vitriol-pits, neither of which further my knowledge of current events.Some bloggers seem to be on a kind of high right now. Blogs are doing a fantastic job of 'watching the watchers' so to speak when it comes to the MSM, but I'm getting this feeling that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/21/2005 1:40:00 PM | Feedback (5)
So there's this whole brouhaha about some Whitehouse staffer being 'reportedly' seen at a gay bar and that's supposed to be big news? That's what it takes to become a top-level reporter? Kick ass, because I know someone else who, as a conservative type person also went to a gay bar on a regular occasion and I'm about to out him!!!Ladies and Gentlemen (and you too Nathan), I, Robb Allen, CEO and Editor of Sharp as a Marble used to frequent a gay bar in Tampa many years ago. I admit it freely.I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/15/2005 11:09:00 AM | Feedback (16)
Politics is a major talking point in the blogosphere. There are plenty of threads about everything from taxes to outlawing zebras within city limits. Very often I enjoy the conversations, even the heated ones, because I learn a lot from them.It is easy to dismiss me as a Republican, but it would not be fair. To be honest, I'm not sure where I fall into the political spectrum and am seriously considering turning independent as I don't believe the Republicans do much besides whatever it...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/13/2005 2:01:00 PM | Feedback (5)
Michele shows off her bumperstickers. I'm showing off mine.Now if I could only get her to show off her headlights....Update:
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/10/2005 11:43:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Let's pretend for a second that the blogosphere was around on November 9, 1989. I wonder how lefty bloggers like Kos and Oliver "Thank You Mr. Soros, May I Have Another?" Willis would have viewed the tearing down of the Berlin Wall?Kos: The tearing down of the wall is simply, in my estimation, an exercise in pretty pictures.O-Dub:  You know, I really wish Germany were having an honest, safe, real unification. But that isn't happening, and that's a shame.I don't understand what makes...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/4/2005 9:41:00 AM | Feedback (1)
President Bush was slapped with a $10,000 fine for pretending to pull down his trousers and moon the audience in an impromptu "victory dance" at the end of the inauguration today. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) penalized Bush for unsportsmanlike conduct in a letter released by the GOP. "Your actions were based on poor judgment, did not reflect well on you or the GOP, and were insulting to many," DeLay wrote. "They have resulted in widespread criticism and needlessly detracted from...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/20/2005 1:29:00 PM | Feedback (2)
As soon as I see the following words in a blog title today, I shall skip it:CBS, Rathergate, Memogate, Mapes, Thornburgh-Boccardi, and Nursing Home Wet T-Shirt Contest Photos.None of that do I wish to bother myself with any more. I've had my fill, thank you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2005 8:24:00 AM | Feedback (0)
First, Bush didn't donate enough. Then he didn't donate quickly enough. Now, it's only half of what is supposed to be spent on his inauguration.Fine.But I don't want to hear another lefty bitch until they condemn Kerry for not donating every single last cent of the $15,000,000 he kept for himself from the election. Until then, piss off.We now return you to your regul.... wait, never mind. I used that the other day. Sorry. You can continue to piss off.Also Rolling With It™:Wizbang
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/30/2004 2:13:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Cahill: Kerry Camp Underestimated AdsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The campaign manager for Sen. John Kerry's failed presidential bid said Wednesday she regrets underestimating the impact of advertisements that featured John Kerry. Mary Beth Cahill, who spoke at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government with Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager, said the Massachusetts senator's campaign initially thought there would be "no reach" to the ads where John Kerry took a particular stand on any...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/17/2004 4:01:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Andrew Sullivan: IT'S OVER: President Bush is narrowly re-elected. It was a wild day with the biggest black eyes for exit pollsters. I wanted Kerry to win. I believed he'd be more able to unite the country at home, more fiscally conservative, more socially inclusive, and better able to rally the world in a more focused war on terror. I still do. But a slim majority of Americans disagreed. And I'm a big believer in the deep wisdom of the American people. They voted in huge numbers, and they made...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2004 7:50:00 AM | Feedback (2)
CNN shows 76% reporting and 52% for Bush with Miami-Dade already weighed in (70%).Slowly but surely, that little knot in my stomach is loosening up.UPDATE:94% now reporting, same percentages for Bush / Kerry. We are Bush's bitches over here, just tell the rest of the world and get it over with.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2004 9:57:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Holy crap people, it's 2:23 PM EST and I've already heard that it's already a tie, that Kerry has taken Florida by a point, that Bush has +.02% points over some thing or next.Krikey folks, give it a rest. Until the final count comes in tonight, we won't know. Period.However, I still stand by my prediction that Kerry pulls it out of his ass. Then we'll watch the right devolve as the left has done.Have I mention, W win or not, I'm switching my affiliation to Independent?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2004 2:26:00 PM | Feedback (0)
This morning, when my ABB Boss came in, he stated that luckily he had cancelled out my vote. I simply smiled and said "That's the beauty of the system."However, I just found out that 2 of the highly vocal Democrats downstairs have no intention of voting today! So before I leave, I think I might stick my head in his office and saySorry you tried to cancel my vote. [Person A] and [Person B] aren't voting, so I'm still ahead by 2.But would Miss Manners approve?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2004 1:42:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Tampa, Fl -  Early exit polls for the Sharp as a Marble household show Bush leading Kerry by a whopping 100% margin (with 50% of the family reporting). Reached for comment, the Kerry campaign complained "That's because the SaaM council won't allow the dog, cat, or the 2 year old to vote. It's a travesty."When asked, Robb Allen, author of the popular web blog Sharp as a Marble said "The dog  and two year old are definitely Bush supporters. I'm not sure about the cat,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2004 12:29:00 PM | Feedback (2)
Well, it's 6:26 AM and I'm off to the polls. They open at 7:00 so I'll do my waiting early!I'm taking both my Big Boy camera (Nikon D2H) and my tiny Nikon 4300 in case there's anything interesting to take pictures of, though I doubt things are going to be as bad as the MSM wants you to believe.I'll post anything interesting later.My prediction? I'm voting 'W' but I have a bad feeling I'll be saying President Kerry come January. But, that's democracy for you and unlike the fruitloops on the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2004 6:33:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Political Bohemian Rhapsody. Not Quite "This Land" but still quite a hoot.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/28/2004 1:48:00 PM | Feedback (0)
This post has been rescinded. While directing my anger at a stupid comment, I failed to pay the proper respect to the men who died whom the post was supposed to honor.I appologize to anyone if I have offended them.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2004 4:11:00 PM | Feedback (3)
I am beginning to think Karl Rove is having an affair with Teresa Heinz KerryShe said her husband, as president, would be able to approach the families of slain soldiers and say, "'I did everything I could to prevent this, I'm sorry.' " Everything short of actually voting against the war, but that's a minor detail I guess. "Diplomacy is not about, `I'm telling you.' Diplomacy is about, `what do you think?'" Heinz Kerry said. "If you cannot have respect for the other side, you cannot have...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2004 4:03:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Lookie here. The Economics Nobel Prize winner thinks taxes should be cut a lot more. I wonder how my boss would spin this? I'm betting that he'd say that Prescott is saying not enough taxes were cut for the poor and yet still somehow twist the logic that the current tax cuts are killing the economy yet more wouldn't. Or something.I am having a very, very, very hard time not printing this out and prancing around his office singing "Nyah nyah na nyah naaaaah".
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2004 1:10:00 PM | Feedback (1)
I strongly support the Fair Tax Initiative. I reeeeeally support it. But one thing that really gets my goat is when people call it a 'regressive' tax because they think it affects the poor. Granted, any flat taxation is technically 'regressive', the system under which HR 25 is designed is anything but.It is totally voluntary. If you don't want to pay tax, don't buy anything.Those who can afford to buy more things pay more taxes. Those who can't pay less.There is a provision in HR25 that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2004 10:12:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I didn't get to see the debate last night. My company had a 'company picnic' which, to put nicely, sucked. I for one had one too many Mike's Hard Lemonades so by the time I got home around 7:30, I wasn't feeling spiffy and ended up going to bed early.So, how can I give a recap on something I've yet to see? I can't really, but I can comment on people's reactions.Neither candidate 'won'. It's not like there was a point system where either one could grab a ball and cross a line to be considered a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/9/2004 9:04:00 AM | Feedback (2)
I mean, where else does he think would it come from?Maybe this was what he was looking for?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2004 10:35:00 AM | Feedback (2)
Just an update on my 'Outed Republican' situation at work.First off, my boss isn't an asshole. Let's clear one thing up real quick because I think a lot of people, judging by their comments here and abroad, automatically assume people who suffer B.D.S. automatically are complete wastes of oxygen, and that's not the case.I actually like my boss. I like most of the people I work with. Sans politics, they're mostly good people whom I'd have no problem with going out for a beer after work or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2004 8:13:00 AM | Feedback (0)
An email from my boss (one of many):Challenger says more than 724-thousand job cuts have been announced so far this year.At the same time, employers revealed only 16-thousand new job openings, according to the Challenger report. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6183320/ Let's hear the spin on this one :} Then, when I counter with a few articles that I've read to the contrary, it's all about how I'm ignoring the facts. I can't win. Granted my boss is actually cool about it, we both get...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/5/2004 1:12:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Well, it's always been kind of understood that I'm somewhat of a conservative, but after the debates last night, it's now out in the open at work that I am voting Bush. My boss, my boss' boss, and most of the people around me (minus 2 or so) are diehard Democrats bordering on the Church of Michael Moore members. The hostility is now open.Luckily, I just had a 45 minute, heated, but rather good conversation with the director since he's the major Bush hater. Claims Bush is running the economy...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/1/2004 1:26:00 PM | Feedback (10)
Welcome to the Sharp As A Marble coverage of the Presidential Debates 2004. This will be the first of three debates. The first debate will revolve around Foreign Policy, the second will revolve around quantum physics and rodeo terms, the third has yet to be decided.A brief description of the stage. There are 2 lecterns on the stage, both having a set of lights on top borrowed from the Jeopardy set. When the lights blink, you're out of time. If they blink too long, a trap door will open up and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/30/2004 8:38:00 PM | Feedback (12)
Now, there will be many, many people who will live blog Bush vs. Kerry vs. Kerry, but how many of them will do it with the same style as Sharp as as Marble, eh?In my first attempt at live blogging, it plan on inserting biting commentary, in depth analysis of the answers, and pose tough questions to.... oh who the hell am I kidding? I'm gonna sit here with a laptop, some Chee-To's and rip each candidate a new one with dripping sarcasm.So, from Sharp as a Marble Studios comes Presidential Debacle...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/30/2004 1:47:00 PM | Feedback (3)
Claims Kerry dilutes trademark "two face" lookYeehaw Junction, Fl. - Associated Marble Press has learned that Janus, the Roman god with two faces whose name gives us January, has filed a lawsuit against presidential candidate John Forbes Kerry. The lawsuit claims that Kerry's positions on Iraq, taxes, ownership of Chinese assault rifles, and war voting record have caused consumer brand confusion."Janus is deeply upset at his recent numbers," said M. Hermes, spokesperson for the gods....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/28/2004 10:31:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Clerk: Would you like some coffee sir?Kerry: When I was in Viet Nam, we didn't get coffee. We had to kill the Viet Cong and take theirs, and most of the time it was cold because in Viet Nam, they didn't drink it hot. When I got back to the States, and this may or may not have been during Christmas, I dropped a cup of java on my lap and it was seared - seared I tell you - into my thighs. I don't want any of that, and I believe this is correct, foam. Now Bush wants to give tax breaks to rich...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/24/2004 12:48:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Just got my daily memo from Karl. See, even though I think Bush is a buffoon, that his position on the AWB was a travesty, feel that any money spent on the NEA is a waste (and I'm an artist), hate the fact that the government keeps growing under his command, and the irritating habit he has of not bitch slapping John Kerry daily, I seem to be included in the To-Do memo that everyone else in the VRWC gets. Here's today's note:-----Original Message-----From: Karl Rove (rover@vwrc.org)Sent:...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/23/2004 9:02:00 AM | Feedback (2)
PoliticsHumorNews
*** MUST GIVE CREDIT CARD NUMBER TO SHARP AS A MARBLE ***Tampa, FL. - The White House today refused to answer questions about a popular photo released by the Bush campaign regarding Bush and his TANG service. "Bush absolutely fulfilled his commitment to TANG", White House spokesman Scott McClelland said during a press conference today. "The photos are accurate and we have no reason to question their authenticity."However, within hours of the photos release, various web logs, or "Internet...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/20/2004 9:23:00 PM | Feedback (11)
All of this talk about huge leads for Bush I fear will only make people relax about this election. Here's a statistic from Congress.org that shows a poll that looks great for Bush, until you see what it really boils down to.Out of everyone signed up at the site, here is the percent of votes for Bush, Kerry, and OtherLooks good, huh? 54.3% for Bush. Not really a landslide, but it'd be enough to shut up those lefties that claim it was too close and was stolen right? Except for the fact that...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/18/2004 11:31:00 AM | Feedback (13)
A coach walks into the locker room at half time, beet red and furious. He proceeds to shout at the team."What do you think you are doing out there? We are not blocking, we are not protecting the quarterback, and we sure as hell aren't running the plays right! I haven't seen anyone following their route the entire game. Is this the best you can do? Is this all you've got?"A player timidly raises his hand in the back. "Coach, we're up 31 to 6, aren't we?"The coach scowls and says "It's thinking...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/17/2004 12:16:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Why is it that Dan Rather gets bogus information that he should have been pretty sure was forged yet goes ahead with the story, the MSM and left feel he should get the benefit of the doubt but when George Bush got intelligence from around the world that all agreed Saddam had WMD's, somehow he's a liar?Rather = MistakenBush = LiarHmmm...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/14/2004 11:01:00 AM | Feedback (6)
Look, I've said it before in other's comments but let me try to make the point here in my own space.It is perfectly OK to admit that the memos that CBS produced are forgeries. I know those of you on the left want them to be true because they would be damning evidence against Bush, but it's time to wake up and smell reality. If you absolutely must place your point of view on a non-letterhead, questionable memo from someone's personal file that appears to only have been able to be typed on a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2004 9:39:00 AM | Feedback (4)
This post has been rescinded - My analysis was proven to be incorrect by Dale at Q and O, therefore I concede error. The memo does indeed kern looking at the letters f and j.Besides, here's someone who knows a hell of a lot more about doing proper research than I.Final thoughts? Hoax.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/10/2004 9:38:00 PM | Feedback (10)
Sorry Jarvis, you are completely wrong here. Totally. 100%. A little background on this. I email Jeff asking him his views on how the blogosphere (or, as I'm calling it "Citizen's Band Media") has uncovered a major hoax perpetrated by Dan Rather and CBS. As a media critic, Jeff has always talked about the wonders of Citizen Media and how effective it can be. I asked him about his feelings on this and then I see a half-assed dismissal of the findings.To paraphrase:First, yes, CBS did quote and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/10/2004 12:06:00 PM | Feedback (3)
We all know about the Bush TANG forgeries, but it appears the Boston Globe is a wee bit behind the times.From their front page of today's paper. (click for full size)This, folks, is why I don't believe anything coming from the mainstream news anymore. Hell, I call Sears to make sure they're actually having a sale because seeing it in the paper makes it suspect.Hat Tip: Dean's World
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/10/2004 8:33:00 AM | Feedback (0)
First, Teresa "Lovey" Heinz Kerry says that anyone who disagrees with her husband, John "Thurston" Kerry's healthcare plan is an idiot, now you've got Ran Dather on CBS's 60 Seconds obviously perpetrating a hoax using forged documents about Bush's TANG service.What makes this so much more damning than the fine folks over at Powerline seem to be missing is something that Paul at WizBang points out:...we need to focus on the fact the Democrats forged documents to try to steal the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/9/2004 10:06:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Heinz Kerry: Opponents of health care plan are 'idiots'Associated PressLANCASTER, Pa. - Teresa Heinz Kerry said Wednesday that "only an idiot" would fail to support her husband's health care plan."Of course, there are idiots," Heinz Kerry, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, told the (Lancaster) Intelligencer Journal for Thursday's editions.Kerry's proposal includes health care subsidies for children, the unemployed, small companies and more; and government assistance to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/9/2004 2:40:00 PM | Feedback (2)
So, if I make the wrong choice come November, it could cost me dearly? That's what I'm being told!I agree with all the people out there who are claiming that this is a travesty of political terrorism. I mean, the gall of telling me that voting for the other guy is going to be detrimental to my family and my way of life.I watched in horror yesterday as an ad rolled by telling me that by voting for Bush, who has caused hundreds of thousands of American jobs, that I will tank the economy and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/9/2004 12:45:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Back in 1994, I decided to derail my goal of being a game programmer and start focusing on this little quirky thing called the Internet (hell, I was on AOL back then). I went and picked up as many books as I could find which wasn't that much back then as compared to now.And I studied.And I studied.And studied some more (in between classes I was taking).I landed a job as a graphic artist for a news publication. I eventually took over most of the webmaster responsibilities. When I quit, they...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/8/2004 10:50:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I realize most of my 3 or 4 readers already read The Puppy Blender but this was too important to pass up.It seems like the Swifties are the darlings of the Right because they slam Kerry's service, but it seems this tactic is backfiring. Watch this ad and see why the 527's need to be stopped.{And not that he needs it, but here's Glenn's frickin' trackback}
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/31/2004 11:44:00 AM | Feedback (3)
10. Tivo the entire Facts of Life series and count the number of times Natalie sneaks off stage for a twinkie break (double checking for accuracy!)9. Take a ball peen hammer to my incisors and upper bicuspids8. Prank phone call Jeff G. repeatedly. Ask him if "everything's kosher", cackle loudly, then hang up.7. Rewrite the entire Patriot Act in ig-pay atin-lay.6.  Volunteer for Mall Security duty. Show up in full fatigues and ask when do I get to pepper spray some...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2004 1:50:00 PM | Feedback (4)
Just heard a few seconds agoMy motto is "Vote for the Other Guy" no matter who he is (discussing Bush)John Kerry will receive the fewest votes ever of any politician this coming November 2nd. Even if he wins, the votes he gets will simply be people who hate Bush and want him out rather than Kerry in.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2004 11:04:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Being very busy this weekend, I didn't get a chance to read a lot of posts. 357 of them as of this morning. I marked them as all read since, by my estimate 40% of them were about Kerry / Viet Nam anyway and I'm sick of that story already.Another healthy 20% was about the RNC which I was sick of 3 months ago. To me, the conventions are a dog and pony show to the faithful. I think that if either party has grand plans for the country they should be available year round, not at the last...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/30/2004 10:10:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Holy mother of pearl! I can't read a single blog where people aren't complaining about some device that Kerry may have worn incorrectly or how his purple heart was only for a scratch or that boat 93 wasn't really facing north but north by northwest. Give it up already.I agree the Swifties have a bone to pick, fine. Let them do so. But blogging incessantly about it isn't going to help. There are other issues out there that need addressing and neither side is doing it.I do not care for Kerry, as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/28/2004 9:06:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I mean, George Bush's idea of improving the economy is for everyone to buy more houses or cars. How's that "helping"?I had to bite my tongue to the point of getting up and dropping by someone else's cube. They're still in there bitching about poll numbers and how they're skewed because Bush is rigging the numbers to make himself look better.The funniest thing? When they talk of Kerry the only positive thing they can say about him is that he's not Bush.Sigh....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2004 1:27:00 PM | Feedback (3)
I use Congres.org for keeping up to date on my local politicians as well as candidates vying for positions. They have a system where people who register with them can 'Pledge Your Vote' and then see the results.I value this poll over others because I would assume that people who visit this site are better educated (although not any less partisan) and, like my bumpersticker theory, are probably set in their voting ways. I also assume that someone who goes through that much trouble to partake in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2004 12:29:00 PM | Feedback (2)
As soon as I see the words Kerry and anything pertaining to Viet Nam or Swift in either the headline or description of a blog in my RSS reader, I automatically skip it.Hell, I've had enough. The fever in the blogosphere reminds me of the coverage of the Iraq war - a bunch of people talking to fill time in between bomb footage. Ocasionally you get to see something interesting, but other than that it's a lot of the same.I think the SBVFT campaign is brutal and far from over. I think...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/23/2004 2:25:00 PM | Feedback (8)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2004 12:52:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Seems like some people are bent out of shape about Bush's 7 minutes after being told about the first plane hitting the WTC.If Bush had hopped up, tore off his jacket to reveal his superman costume, taken off and flew around the earth backwards so fast he reversed time and stopped all the planes without a single life lost, the moonbats would be up in arms about messing with the space time continuum.*(from a comment I left over at Balloon Juice)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 8:13:00 PM | Feedback (0)
And loses big. I don't want another repeat of this. I want the Iraqis to have victory ripped from them at the last moment and leave them with a bitter defeat.Why?Because I want the world to take notice. I want the world to see the looks on their faces and remember them - for the next game.Because if they lose, they will be back again. Had the US not gone to Iraq, many of the men you would see walking off the field would be horrified. Not at losing the game, but at what probably awaited them...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2004 9:24:00 AM | Feedback (53)
There's a lot of hoopla going around now that Bush / the GOP is going to push for the abolishment of the IRS probably by a flat tax system or consumption tax. I am 100%, if not 110% for fair taxation in the form of a National Sales Tax. I don't care if the IRS stays put or not, I just want the bastards to keep their noses out of my personal finances as it's none of their business.Now, I am by far no economic genius. My checkbook is a mystery to me! So I've tried to learn what I can about a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/2/2004 11:33:00 AM | Feedback (0)
     Yeah, that seems about right...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/27/2004 3:06:00 PM | Feedback (0)
I've been slack in my Bumpersticker reporting. What generally happens is that I see a sticker when I'm about 3/4 of the way home and realize my sample won't be accurate if I hadn't been paying attention the whole time. Well, yesterday was the oddest day so far. Check out these numbers Bush: -1Kerry: -1 The only thing I saw was a “Re-defeat Bush” and a “Viet Nam Veterans against Kerry” sticker. Hell, maybe Nader has a chance!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2004 8:52:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Recently, there's been an uproar over the recent release of Jack and Jeri (of Star Trek fame) Ryan's divorce papers against both parties' consent. It was said that the divorce papers had information that would be useful to voters as they try to determine who to vote for. John Kerry, a Viet Nam veteran, is trying to ensure that the records of his divorce from his first wife, Julia Thorne, are not released under similar circumstances. Well, my crack team of investigative reporters has...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/30/2004 12:50:00 PM | Feedback (21)
So, Gore has decided to call me a Digital Brown Shirt because I'm a blogger who looks for the truth, eh? Well, fine then! Here's an icon for all my fellow bloggers. Display it proudly on your site! Claim the title of Digital Brown Shirt! For those who don't want to wade through the registration, here's a snippet from Gore. The Administration works closely with a network of “rapid response” digital Brown Shirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/25/2004 11:16:00 AM | Feedback (38)
Don't like it at all. I feel dirty for watching it. First major complaint is that Michael Moore, while being very popular on the left, is not a representative of the Democrat Party. The ad might as well have shown a video clip of the man on the street saying “Bushitler lied”. Second, the MoveOn ads aren't official Democrat videos. Again, the were not produced or distributed by the DNC, and while I agree they are vile,, they distract the viewer from any real issues that Bush...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/25/2004 11:11:00 AM | Feedback (0)
I'm sucking on an atomic fire ball right now to get this awful taste out of my mouth after reading this drivel on the normally readable (albeit it sometimes over my head) Volokh. This is what “progressives” are so fond of? I want to look at the following so called rights  that Cass Sunstein, a guest blogger, distills from FDR. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;Excuse me? As a company owner, I have the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/24/2004 2:49:00 PM | Feedback (5)
Check out the soon to be latest craze - Hobbling!
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/21/2004 6:49:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Bill Quick nails exactly what I feel is wrong with our political system these days
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/16/2004 9:31:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Scott Ott get's inside coverage of Bush's actual speech regarding Clinton.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/15/2004 10:18:00 AM | Feedback (0)
President Fumbletongue Saw that for the first time today in comments over at Asymmetrical Information where someone compared W. speaking ability to Reagan's. How apropos!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/7/2004 3:53:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Can we not tap into this man's constant changing state and pull off some energy?
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/3/2004 10:47:00 AM | Feedback (0)

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