Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Borrowing some words of wisdom on Conservatism vs Liberalism

Today I’m borrowing some words of wisdom that I’ve come across that I think many of ya’ll can understand....

I found this brilliant piece of wisdom over at, along with a couple of bad-ass illustrations that I plundered (thanks, guys!)

John Hawkins: Explaining Liberal Thinking In A Single Column.
Liberals love to think of themselves as intellectual and nuanced, but liberalism is incredibly simplistic. It’s nothing more than “childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.” Very seldom does any issue that doesn’t involve pandering to their supporters boil down at its core level to more than feeling “nice” or “mean” to liberals. This makes liberals ill equipped to deal with complex issues.

Since liberals tend to support or oppose policies based on how those policies make them feel about themselves, they do very little intellectual examination of whether the policies they advocate work or not. That’s because it doesn’t matter to them whether the policy is effective or not; it matters whether advocating the policy makes them feel “good” or “bad,” “compassionate” or “stingy,” “nice” or “mean.”

* Why are so many liberals hostile to religion? Because religion sets rules and tells people that if they break those rules, they’re sinning! That keeps people from doing things that make them feel good and telling people that they’re sinning makes them feel bad.

* Why are so many liberals hostile to the troops? Because the troops tend to be conservative (evil) and because they’re out killing people and breaking things (which would make most liberals feel like bad people).

* Why are so many liberals unpatriotic? It makes liberals feel morally superior to rant about what’s wrong with their own country. Plus, as an added bonus, people from other nations agree with them and that makes them feel good as well.

* Why do so many liberals have so much confidence in the government? With liberals, it’s not about whether something works or not, it’s about how it makes them feel.
So, they can look at the IRS, post office, airport security, FEMA, and ICE and then say, “These are the same people we want handling our health care” — because it’s about making themselves feel good that they got people insured, not about getting the best system of health care for everyone.

* Why do so many liberals have so much confidence in the UN? See the previous answer and apply it on a global scale. The UN may be corrupt, anti-American, and utterly incompetent, but it makes liberals feel good to think that they’re sending money to the poor in some godforsaken country (sure, it’s not their money and almost all the money may be wasted or stolen, but it’s the thought that counts).

* Why are liberals so hostile to successful people who don’t happen to be celebrities, trial lawyers, or big donors to the Democratic Party? Again, this is another great opportunity for them to feel morally superior. They can feel like good people because they want to give money to the poor — granted, not their money, but rich people’s money. The rich have so much and the poor have so little, so why shouldn’t liberals take it from them and then pat themselves on the back for their compassion?

Once you understand the basics of how liberals think, you can understand everything that they do. Granted, there will be a few exceptions, but if the vast herd of liberals is doing something that doesn’t seem to fit the template, it’s either because there’s money or sex involved, they’re doing what they have to do to win politically, they’re taking that position because they refuse to be on the same side as conservatives, or there’s something going on you don’t know about and it’s not really an exception.

And over at Voyska PVO’s blog (, he had a great piece sent to him by a friend that goes hand in hand with this:

The Difference

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a liberal
doesn't like guns, then no one should have one.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat. If a liberal
is, he wants to ban all meat products for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to
defeat his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and
still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys his life. If a
liberal is homosexual, he loudly demands legislated respect.

If black or Hispanic men are conservative, they see himselves as
independently successful. Their liberal counterparts see themselves as
victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his
situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches
channels. Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A
non-believing liberal wants all churches to be silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about
shopping for it, or he may choose a job that provides it. A liberal
demands that his neighbors pay for his health care.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Beware the Toilet Paper Czar

In one ear I have Jason Bateman telling me not to flush my toilet. In the other ear I have Sheryl Crow telling me to swab my O-ring with but a single square of sandpaper.

They can have my plush toilet paper when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

The Enviro-Nazis are at it again, this time attacking Quilted Northern Ultra-Plush, allegedly the first 3-ply super-plush poo paper. The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old.

Toilet paper is far from being the biggest threat to the world's forests: together with facial tissue, it accounts for 5 percent of the U.S. forest-products industry, according to industry figures. Paper and cardboard packaging makes up 26 percent of the industry, although more than half is made from recycled products. Newspapers account for 3 percent.

But environmentalists say 5 percent is still too much. My guess is they wipe their asses with hemp and then smoke it. That, or just use their left hands like it’s the Fourth or Fifth World. Their compromise is using recycled paper and say that it’s a dire sin and crime against the Earth Mother to use an old growth tree in such an undignified manner.

The reason for this war lies in toilet-paper engineering. Each sheet is a web of wood fibers, and fibers from old trees are longer, which produces a smoother and suppler web. Fibers made from recycled paper, like from magazines, newspapers or computer printouts, are shorter. The web is often rougher. So, when toilet paper is made for the public loo market, the scary bathrooms in Wal-Mart, restaurants, offices and schools, manufacturers use recycled fiber about 75 percent of the time. Plus, they buy the cheapest paper imaginable because they’re sorta forced to provide the restrooms. Thusly they aren’t making money from your bung, and they buy whatever sandpapery, waxy, wood-pulpy, non-absorbent, flimsy, half-ply garbage they can.

But for the "at home" market, the paper customers buy for themselves, 5 percent at most is fully recycled. The rest is mostly or totally "virgin" fiber, taken from newly cut trees, according to the market analysis firm RISI Inc. I myself don’t go for the fluffiest, plushest around as it’s linty and too flimsy for my manly arse.

Y’know, by making everyone use cheap paper, you tend to use more of it. When they outlaw toilet paper, only outlaws will have toilet paper…and clean asses. Maybe Greenpeace and the other Enviro-Nazis will be happier if we go back to the 1800’s and use corn cobs to scrape ourselves? I demand a Toilet Paper Czar!!!! The Left will probably let us keep our good papers if only they can tax us per square.

Sure, I'll use one square at a time if I can use THAT roll...

Another American soldier was laid to rest, after 147 years.

Antietam National Battlefield National Park Service rangers carry a coffin containing the remains of an unknown Civil War soldier found on the Antietam National Battlefield during a ceremony Sept. 15, 2009.
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jameel S. Moses

I hate it when I miss bringing you a good story in a timely manner. This story slipped right past me, and I just happened along it while skimming the stuff at the Department of Defense’s website, and an article by Air Force Senior Airman Jameel S. Moses.

After 147 years, another fallen American soldier finally gets his proper burial and honors. Rest in peace, my unknown brother.

SHARPSBURG, Md. (Sept. 17, 2009) -- The remains of a Union Civil War Soldier found at the Antietam National Battlefield here will be buried today in his home state of New York on the 147th anniversary of the battle, the Civil War's bloodiest day.

The remains of the Soldier, believed to be between 17 and 19 years old when he was killed, were transferred Sept. 15 from the Antietam National Cemetery Lodge to the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y. He will be buried with full military honors.

"It is right and fitting that today's citizen-Soldiers from New York state bring home this unknown New York volunteer of the Civil War," Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, the New York adjutant general, said. "The Soldier's Creed reminds all American Soldiers that we never leave a fallen comrade behind. This is a way for Soldiers of today to care for a fallen comrade from our past."

The New York National Guard accepted the transfer of the Soldier's remains from the Maryland National Guard, which also conducted the honors ceremony at Antietam.

The remains were escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders Association for the 330-mile trip to the New York State Military Museum, where they lie in repose today with a military honor guard.

"The majority of the men who came here and were killed, did not have the opportunity to go back home," said J.W. Howard, superintendent of the Antietam National Battlefield and Antietam National Cemetery. "In our national cemetery, there are over 1,500 unknown graves and you do not know who these young men were, and yet you knew they came here and made this sacrifice. The idea of being able to send him home was something the entire staff stood behind. It was the right thing to do."

The Soldier's remains were discovered by a hiker from Oklahoma who was walking along the battlefield last October.

The hiker was walking on a trail running through the Miller cornfield, where the bloodiest fighting of the 12-hour battle occurred, Howard said. A pile of dirt that a groundhog had dug caught his eye. After a closer look, the hiker realized what he had stumbled upon.

The remains included more than 400 bone fragments from 24 different bones, seven coat buttons, two New York state cuff buttons from the left sleeve, six trouser buttons, a leather strap and a belt buckle. They were placed into a box made by a carpenter at Antietam from a walnut tree cut down on the battlefield.

The uniform items will be buried along with the Soldier.

"We consider this to be a part of his uniform he was wearing when he died," Howard said. "They should be buried with him."

Bagpipers escorted and piped in the casket to the somber tune, “Going Home”. It was fitting, since one of the regiments present at the Battle of Antietam was the 79th New York, famous for being the only American unit to ever wear Scottish kilts as their standard uniform. While the soldier’s true unit will likely never be known, it’s safe to say that he wasn’t from the 79th, as they fought closer to the town of Sharpsburg and this soldier’s remains were found in an area of the battlefield known as Miller's Cornfield, where the heaviest of the fighting occurred. There were sixteen different New York regiments at Antietam.

Nearly 23,000 casualties were suffered in a single day at Antietam, Union and Confederate both, Americans all. The Union suffered approximately 2.100 killed and 9,550 wounded, and the Confederates had 1,550 killed and 7,750 wounded. Another 1,770 from both sides were either captured or listed as missing. In general terms, casualties of Civil War battles included 20% dead and 80% wounded. Of the soldiers who were wounded, about one out of seven died from his wounds. Over 2/3 of the 622,000 men who gave their lives in the Civil War died from disease, not from battle.

The soldier was buried in a traditional 1860s pine casket, replete with U.S. Colors representing the 34 stars of the flag as a Union Soldier would have received in 1862. Now, for all time, he will rest at Section 7, Site 124 of the cemetery, given a special place of honor separate from the long rows of granite headstones marking more than 8,000 other graves at the Saratoga National Cemetery. "The majority of the men who came here and were killed did not have the opportunity to go back home," said John Howard, Superintendent of the Antietam National Battlefield and Antietam National Cemetery. "In our National Cemetery there are over 1,500 unknown graves and you do not know who these young men were, and yet you knew they came here and made this sacrifice. The idea of being able to send him home was something the entire staff stood behind. It was the right thing to do."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

News Release: Zazi gets Presidential Medal of Freedom and Citizenship

Exclusive Lightning Man World Propaganda Network News Flash!!!

Najibullah Zazi, the Afghan-born terror suspect who was being held illegally by white racist right-wingers and the victim of libelous accusations by Republican scum, has been released by Attorney General (Reichsfuher-SS) Eric Holder. In a brief statement, Holder said that ,”Angry racist mobs have planted evidence of wrong-doing against the Zazi family and other peace-lovng Muslims.”

Furthermore the Secretary of Homeland Security (Reichsfuhrer-DHS), Janet Napolitano, has conferred upon Mr. Zazi and his entire wrongly-accused family full and complete American citizenship.

Speaker of the House (Anführer des Amerikanischen Representantenhaus) Nancy Pelosi, almost cracked her Botox with a huge smile. “Today is a banner day for true American patriots like Najibullah Zazi and his family. Besides, that beard is sexy.”

And in a controversial move to end the day, President Barack Hussein Obama has conferred upon Najibullah Zazzi the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that a civilian can receive and similar to the military’s Medal of Honor.

“In these troubling times, it’s refreshing to see a young man of moral substance and fiber come here from a war-torn country with a vision and a plan of action. He’s got a job, and thus pays taxes. He’s traveled around this great nation and seen our great cities like Denver and New York City, and been inspired to do great things. So in addition to awarding Mister Zazzi with this medal, I am also appointing him the President’s Special Adviser for Guantanamo Closure and Muslim Reparations and Relocation, or as the Right will label him, my Gitmo Czar. His responsibilities will include advising me on Gitmo security, payment of bailouts to freed peace-loving Muslims, and setting up relocated former prisoners from Gitmo to subsidized government housing in San Francisco.”

Of course, Joe Biden offered to make it all better by having Zazi over to the White House for a beer since it worked before...

The New Obama Youth Song! (Obama Loves Me)

What with all the Fuhrer Furor over the NJ schoolkids singing their odes to The Obamessiah, I felt that mayhaps a new Obama Youth Anthem was in order.

Obama loves me, this I know.
Rahm Emanuel tells me so.

Do away with tax relief
As he dines on Wagyu beef
Fly for pizza on Air Force One
Or Mecca’s Vineyard or some fun.

We must be strong in our fight
To vanquish our foes on the Right.
Back room deals have all been made.
Corporate bailouts, cap and trade.

Under a bus we shall push
Blame it all on Dubya Bush
Single payer health reform
Socialism is the norm.

Obama loves me, this I know.
Rahm Emanuel tells me so.

Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer
Speaker P., the Chief Botoxer
Strongest women in the land
Don’t you dare to call them “ma’am”

While our soldiers fight and bleed
“The war is lost”, says Harry Reid
Unemployed ‘cause there’s no jobs
You’re just angry racist mobs.

Please don’t spend your welfare check
On those who advertise on Glenn Beck
He’s a hater filled with scorn
For the heroes at ACORN.

Obama loves me, this I know.
Rahm Emanuel tells me so.

No black paint jobs on your cars
And no oversight on the Czars
Democrats have got your back
They’re “user fees”; it’s not a tax.

You’ll no longer be bereft
If you lean towards the Left
Hope and Change and all that’s good.
Serve Obama, yes you should.

All good children must obey
In Obama’s name we pray.

©2009 Lightning Man

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Obama Loves Me, yes I know.

What’s that funny aftertaste in the back of your mouth? It’s the vile flavor of wanton bullshittery at its most insidious.

Nary a fortnight after our Dear Leader B. Hussein Obama began his indoctrination program of addressing our children in their schools, pre-empting the learning process to fill their wee brains with his Hopey-Changey brainwashing routine, the Obama Youth are singing their anthems about their Fuhrer.

In a scene reminiscent of a Hitler Youth rally or Soviet Young Pioneers convocation, the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ has been found to be indoctrinating impressionable young students by having them sing odes to Obama rife with pro-Obama drivel, slogans, and praise for The Dear Leader.

Understandably, the furor and uproar is huge. This is bullshittery of the greatest magnitude. Look at this crappage for yourself. Here’s the text of the two songs the kids have been taught, one of which seems to have been ripped off from a Christian spiritual.

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand to make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must be fair today; equal work means equal pay.
Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama
He said that we must take a stand to make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama
He said red, yellow, black or white; all are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama
Yes! Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say "hooray!"
Hooray, Mr. President! You're number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!
Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country's economy number one again!
Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!
So continue ---- Mr. President we know you'll do the trick
So here's a hearty hip-hooray ----
Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip hooray! Hip, hip hooray!

I think I may puke.

Kinda reminds you a bit of the Hitler Youth Hymn:

Fuhrer, my Fuhrer, given me by God. Protect and preserve my life for long. You saved
Germany in time of need. Be with me for a long time, do not leave me Fuhrer, my faith,my light. Hail to my Fuhrer!

And lest we forget the actual Hitler Youth anthem, The Fahnenlied (Banner Song), written by Hitler Youth Leader Baldur von Schirach, which ends with the final refrain:

Unsere Fahne flattert uns voran (Our banner flutters before us)
Unsere Fahne ist die neue Zeit (Our banner represents the new era)
Und die Fahne führt uns in die Ewigkeit! (And our banner leads us to eternity!)
Ja, die Fahne ist mehr als der Tod. (Yes, our banner means more to us than death.)

Ya’ll don’t find this shit to be just the weensiest bit creepy? This on top of yet another of Obama’s Czars, this one the Safe Schools Czar (wtf?), being found out to be less than savory. This guy (one Kevin Jennings) is the Director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools wrote a book in which he rambles on about spending his weekends in high school drunk and stoned, watching the lights of planes coming & going in Honolulu.

I’m thinking it’s a bit hypocritical for Mister No Drugs In School to be an old-skool stoner. Then again, this is the Obama Bizarro World, where illegal aliens are true patriots, any screwball can be a Czar, private industry has been nationalized, shady organizations are teaching citizens how to cheat on taxes and set up whorehouses, and if you disagree with the Dear Leader, you’re a racist mobster.

Take back our country, America!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just a quick hit...

It's been a helluva week. We went to a new schedule at work that inconveniences everyone except the dude who runs the transport section, most especially us poor two bastards who pick the orders for ice cream, but I digress.....I just haven't had any time to write this week, as I now have to be in at 4AM on Tues/Weds/Thurs and I live over an hour from work.....Anyways, I thought ya'll would get a kick outta my latest picture creation....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

If it's not Scottish, it's crap!

"A man in a kilt is a man and a half"--General Sir Colin Campbell

Yesterday the missus and I attended the 38th annual Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering, something we’ve done every year since we first met. But I always get the question of “What’s a Scottish Games?”… so I guess I should answer it.

Each year there are hundreds of Games/Highland Gatherings around the country, in every state of the Union. Many of the largest events are right here in the South, due to having such decent weather and from having such large populations of people with Celtic heritage. Think of it as a big party for folks of Scottish ancestry, but bringing in Irish & English folks as well. The Irish have their St. Patrick’s Day, and in Charleston, the Scots have their big to-do six months later.

The Games in Charleston are held every year the third weekend in September, which almost always puts it halfway to Saint Paddy’s, and are held over at the gorgeous & historic Boone Hall Plantation. There’s bagpipe bands, tents galore for each Scots Clan in attendance (a Clan is a family group), piping & drumming competitions, Highland dancing competitions, Celtic musicians, border collie demonstrations, educational displays about Scots history, and lots of vendors with Celtic regalia, clothing, leather goods, iron work, jewelry, foods, and even bagpipe supplies.

There’s a few thousand men in kilts roaming the grounds, including me. Don’t have a kilt? You can order one from folks right there. There’s usually two or three vendors there who do made-to-order kilts, generally delivered in about 8 weeks. (I’m hoping to get a new one next spring!)

But the Games…what about the Games? Usually “Games” refers to the whole event, but actually the Games themselves are competitions in the events known as Scottish Heavy Athletics. Picture insanely burly men in kilts performing feats of strength such as the Weight For Height (a 56-pound iron weight tossed with one hand over a raised bar) the Sheaf Toss (using a pitch fork to heave a 20-pound hay bale over a raised bar twice the height of the WfH), the Hammer Throw (16 or 20-pounds), Putting the Stone (like the Olympic shot put), and the one most everyone associates with Scottish Games, the caber toss….

The Caber Toss is what most folks refer to as “throwing the telephone pole”. Athletes will fling a slightly tapered pole, on average 18 feet long and about 110 pounds. The athlete will hoist the caber, so that the bottom of the pole is about level with his elbows, cup the smaller, tapered end of the pole in his palms, and balance its weight against the shoulder. After a running start the athlete will push upward and out, away from the shoulders. The intention is to flip the pole, with the larger end of the caber hitting the ground, so that the pole lands in a straight line perpendicular to the shoulders, being scored like a clock. A 12 o’clock is a perfect score.

Tossing the caber, photo from Chuck at

The Games take on a special meaning for my wife and I, as that’s where we got married in 2005. Seriously. It was a great way to have a Scots-themed wedding, and at historic Boone Hall Plantation (not a cheap place to rent for weddings whatsoever), surrounded by friends and family and thousands of happy festive people in kilts with bagpipes aplenty. We started dating on St. Patrick's Day in 2003, so we actually do an anniversary every six months. Also, my wife was a huge fan of Patrick Swayze; his miniseries “North and South” was partially filmed there, and the opening scenes were filmed a mere few feet from where we took our vows. Of course, she had to have her wee moment of silence for him Saturday.

We got married right in front of the mansion at Boone Hall. Good enough for Orry Main, good enough for us. And yeah, that's us 4 years ago, in our wedding gear.

So yesterday I got to wear my kilt, see some old friends, hear the pipes, eat some haggis, celebrate my anniversary, and bought some new t-shirts. Even the weather held out; there’d been a 50% chance of rain, and it was sunny and upper 80’s all day. All in all, it was a great time. I'll probably write more about it during the week.

Looking for a Games near you? Go to or for a listing.

Me at the Games in 2007

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Please stand by.....

I’m actually a little battle-weary and fried from writing so much about politics as of late. I never intended for this blog site to become a political soapbox or battleground to defend American core values, but sometimes the war comes to you instead of you going to the war. Not all heed the call when they hear it, and some of us are inextricably drawn to the fray in what they feel is their sworn and solemn duty. But soldiers need a little R&R on occasion to keep their heads in the game.

That’s why I’m not gonna write about politics tonight, or Obama or socialism or healthcare.

I’ve taken a couple days of to recharge. Thursday was my wedding anniversary, and today me and Mrs. Steve are headed to the annual Charleston Scottish Games.

I’ll bring ya’ll a full report later tonight!

If it’s nae Scottish, it’s CRAP!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NAACP to Rebuke Obama for Racism in Kanye-gate Scandal!

We here at Global Domination Through Applied Inactivity bring you this exclusive report via our home offices at the Lightning Man World Propaganda Network…


Earlier today in a press release the head of the NAACP issued a strong rebuke against President Barack Obama for his hateful and obviously racist remarks against embattled rapper/artist/media Jesus/African American role model/peace loving man of God/savior of mankind Kanye West.

Obama’s scandalous attack on the character and personage of the great Kanye by calling West “a jackass” is pure racism at its worst, as in this day and age any criticism of a person of color by anyone possessing even the tiniest amount of Caucasian genetic code is a racially-motivated Hate Crime.

An NAACP spokeman was heard to have said, “Now we see Barack for the racist whitey he keeps hidden under his blackishness. We feared this day would come when he'd revert to crackerism. He has 50% white DNA, and that inner White Debbil has reared its bedsheet-hooded head to call Brother Kanye a jackass. That is akin to calling Brother Kanye a mule, a white man’s beast of burden, a direct corollary to slavery, and thus a racist attack on a man of color in Racist Amerikkka. We call for a boycott of everything in America until we remove Obama from office and place a peace-loving man like Reverend Jeremiah Wright in the former White House, henceforth to be known as Equality House.”

In his own defense, President Obama invited Kanye over for a beer.

Kanye West could not be reached for comment, as he was busy interrupting a white third-grade girl in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin who was accepting a spelling award in class, claiming that he deserved the award more than she did and that Beyonce spells better than her anyways.

Stay tuned to the Lightning Man World Propaganda Network for updates and breaking news…

The HalfWhite Debbil?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free Joe Wilson!!!

Y'know how you can tell that there was nothing racist about Joe Wilson telling the truth when he said Obama lied? Because neither Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton have opened up their mouths to utter even the slightest peep. Normally they're the first to scream racism in order to get their faces on TV, and even those two media whores are nowhere to be found on this.

However, I just saw Hank Johnson (D-GA)on my TV news looking like a deer in headlights, talking in a slow monotone, saying that because of the Joe Wilson affair we'll have people donning white hoods and white uniforms and riding through the countryside intimidating people. And even Jimmy Carter had a rare moment of lucidity and spoke out, calling Wilson's comment both "dastardly" and "an act based on racism". Hey, Jimbo, why don't you stick with watching those nice young men build houses for the needy instead of trying to be relevant, okay? Last I checked, telling the truth about a liar wasn't racist or dastardly, but letting 53 American hostages sit in an Iranian prison as hostages for 444 days hardly qualifies you to be counted as a great leader.

Meanwhile, the House voted to give Joe a rebuke today for refusing to apologize and grovel. In doing so, the House stated their disapproval of Joe telling the truth, ranking right up their with slaps on the wrist, strongly-worded letters, and stern warnings for the mall police. Meanwhile, more Congressional time was wasted on a non-issue instead of fixing the economy.

And furthermore, we're still waiting for an apology from Nancy Pelosi for lying about her knowledge of waterboarding and for attacking the CIA. We're waiting for an apology from Charlie Rangel for being a tax cheat, from John Murtha, Jim Moran, and Peter Visclosky for campaign fund fraud, from Allan Mollohan, Michael McMahon and John Conyers for ethics violations, and from Edolphus Towns for obstruction of justice?

Where's the apology from Harry Reed for undermining troop morale (dare I say TREASON?) for saying the war was lost and the surge had failed? Where's the apology from Barbara Boxer for being an obnoxious bitch to a decorated war hero? Where's the apology from Joe Biden for being a semi-literate assclown?

But back to Sharpton and Jackson...I'm curious to see if they come to the defense of the white kid who got a beat down from black kids on a school bus, clearly a racially-motivated hate crime. You know damned well that if a bunch of white kids beat up a black kid, there'd be riots in the streets, so they better come help this kid.

Send an email to the good reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson; demanding a hate crimes investigation into this attack upon a student while riding his school bus in Belleville, Illinois.

[Sharpton] –
[Jackson] –

Sunday, September 13, 2009

An open letter to Maureen Dowd

Hi, Maureen.

I just finished reading your opinion piece in the New York Times online.
I don’t make it a habit to read The Times, but I was told of your piece by a friend.

I just wanted to cordially invite you down here to South Carolina so you can enjoy some of our fine Southern hospitality. After all, the Queen City of Charleston, only 45 miles from my door, is always touted worldwide as being a friendly and polite city. In fact, it was voted the most polite city in America for at least ten years in a row by USA Today. Come sample our great weather, our fine cuisine, our charming antebellum homes, our beaches, and our warm smiles.

And then, get your ass out of here and go home, and please, screw off. I mean that in the nicest way possible.

See? I didn’t even use the F-word, like I so dearly wanted to.

Is it any wonder people here don’t like Yankees? I’ve lived here for almost 9 years now and finally consider it home, and started calling my neighbors “my fellow Carolinians” instead of just “these people here”, and the locals consider me one of them now too. Madam, I was born in Washington, DC, like yourself, and most recently lived in Maine before coming to South Carolina. I have lived amongst the Yankee-est of Yankees for a goodly portion of my 40 years.

Even the White House is distancing itself from your trash. Race-baiting might get you readership amongst the Liberals in New York and Chicago and Los Angeles and San Francisco and Washington and Mecca’s Vineyard, but down here, and in the hearts of true American patriots, it gets you a fine view of our middle fingers.

You see, true American patriots, whether we be Southerners, Northerners, Midwesterners, etc aren’t calling out the Obama administration because we’re racists. Sweetheart, we’re way above such chicanery. We’re simply refusing to accept the socialization and bankrupting of America.

In nine short months, Obama and his minions have unraveled a nation that took 233 years to form. They’ve nationalized the auto industry. They’ve nationalized the banking industry. They’ve nationalized the mortgage industry. They’ve bankrupted children who won’t be born yet for a hundred years paying the trillions in bailouts and pork and graft. They’re trying to nationalize health care. They think illegal aliens are heroes. They play the race card all too often. They free terrorists from Gitmo to kill again and want to empty it completely. They continue to suck Saudi Arabia’s teat for oil rather than let us drill our own. They keep sniveling about Global Warming when it’s been proven to be a tax scam. They hide behind their Hollywood mansion gates and say the government was behind 9-11. They funnel billions to ACORN so that they can stuff ballot boxes, commit large-scale voter-registration fraud, and help people defraud the IRS and other government agencies.

And, by God, we have had enough.

The mainstream Liberal media is content to say that the crowds who gathered yesterday to protest this regime numbered barely in the tens of thousands. You make it sound like it was a small gaggle of crackpots and kooks and nothing to report about, when even the British media is reporting the crowd in DC alone to be near 2 million. Add to that peaceful 2 million the thousands upon thousands at rallies in cities across this great nation, and you don’t have an angry mob, you have a movement.

A movement to take back our country from the people you pander to.

Perhaps you owe the good people of South Carolina, and of every other state in this glorious Union, an apology yourself? We’re waiting…

Mojo Steve
The Lightning Man
Sub-rural South by God Carolina.

Saluting our newest Americans

SGT Maria Ceron, US Army, takes the oath of citizenship on Thursday.

It’s not a very well-known fact, but the United States allows certain individuals who are American residents but not American citizens to enlist in the various branches of the armed services. They serve, they fight, they sometimes die for a country that isn’t quite theirs, and I find that admirable and amazing. And just because they serve and fight, that doesn’t automatically confer upon them US citizenship, but does make them automatically eligible now since 2002. I had two uncles who served in Vietnam as Canadian citizens in the US Army, and both have since passed away from natural causes. Both were given full military funerals by the Army, and both were still Canadian citizens when they died. They never went ahead and got their citizenship for some personal reason or other. My mother was finally naturalized in 1995; I helped her study for her citizenship test.

The following is an article from the Defense Department’s own website that I wanted to share with you, by John J. Kruzel, of the American Forces Press Service, and the photos are courtesy of PO1 Molly Burgess, US Navy.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2009 – Marine Sgt. Tikonblah Dargbeh is like the tens of thousands of other troops who have served in Iraq as a U.S. military member, save for one major distinction: until today, Dargbeh was not American.

But his national status changed when Dargbeh, a native of Liberia, and 30 other foreign-born U.S. military members officially became American citizens today at a naturalization ceremony at the Pentagon.

“Represented here are immigrants from 20 different nations, on five continents,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the crowd gathered in the building’s center courtyard. “It is one of the true glories of our country that, when it comes to being an American, you don’t have to be a descendant of the founders or the colonists who came over on the Mayflower.”

Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 50,000 men and women have become citizens while wearing the uniform of the U.S. military, said Gates, adding that more than a hundred of these newly-naturalized citizens have died in action.

Gates called it fitting that in accordance with a 2002 executive order, immigrants who serve on active duty become immediately eligible for U.S. citizenship, which often represents an expedited path for foreign-born servicemembers to become Americans.

“This nation that welcomes you with warmth and with pride is very much in your debt, because you have shown your love for this country in the most honorable way possible,” he said. “So on behalf of the Department of Defense, I thank you for defending the people of the United States – your people – and the ‘self-evident truths’ which they hold so dear.”

Gates’ fellow cabinet member Janet Napolitano, the secretary of Homeland Security, led the group in reciting the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.

In various accents of English, the immigrants repeated each clause of the oath. Together, they renounced “fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty,” vowed to support and defend the U.S. Constitution and the nation’s laws, promised to serve at the will of the nation, and pledged they were assuming their duties “without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.”

The servicemembers represent the 20 countries of Bangladesh, China, Ecuador,
Ghana, Haiti, India, Iran, Jamaica, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal,
Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the
United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

None better illustrates the idea of sacrifice on behalf of the United States than Dargbeh. The Liberian native, whose father instilled in him the belief that America represented greater opportunity to excel, enlisted in the Marines and twice deployed to Iraq.

During his tour in Karmah, Iraq, in 2007, Dargbeh and his Marine unit prepared for a nearby mission. Dargbeh, a machine gunner, sat in the back of a 7-ton Mac armored vehicle, clutching his weapon.

Moments later, the vehicle was rear-ended by a car packed with explosives.

“We were going to go do a raid at another village. I was trying to put my weapon from ‘safety’ to ‘semi-automatic’ and that’s the last thing I remember,” Dargbeh said. “The next thing I know, I was at a medical facility.”

As a result, Dargbeh received a Purple Heart for suffering injuries at the hands of an enemy on behalf of the United States – a country that wasn’t even his own at the time. When asked if he feels his military service has helped him earn his U.S. citizenship, he replied, “I think so, yes.”

“I understand what it means to give selfless service [to the U.S.],” he said.

After the ceremony, Dargbeh’s exuberant family showered the Marine with praise and posed next to him in photographs.

“I’m overjoyed,” said the Marine’s mother, Marta. “As a little kid, he had always loved the military, so this is a dream come true for him to be able to get into the Marines and here he is a U.S. citizen. It’s a really big occasion for us. We are very proud of him.”

Another servicemember whose dream of becoming an American came after deployment with the U.S. military was Army Sgt. Maria Ceron.

In addition to defending a nation that she couldn’t yet call her own, Ceron, who served as a nurse in the Combat Support Hospital in Mosul, received two Army Commendation Medals.

“It’s a very happy day,” she said of today’s ceremony. “I’ve been trying to get my citizenship for three years and finally it’s come today and it’s so great it’s here. I’m just very excited about it.”

I’m sometimes exceptionally critical and rather harsh towards illegal immigrants on this site. I have no problem whatsoever with folks who come here legally, and contribute to society. I’m exceedingly proud of these 31 service members, for coming here the right way, and for serving our country honorably. Welcome, my brothers and sisters. We’re fellow veterans, and fellow Americans, and I salute you.

SGT Tikonblah Dargbeh, USMC, with his fiancee and mom.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Throwing a few bricks through a few windows

Let me preface this post by stating that it will be chock full of four-letter words, most of them beginning with the sixth letter of the alphabet. I’m not just angry, but verily seething with acrimonious rage at what this country is becoming and how the very fabric of our society has unraveled.

I swore that I would not post anything mean-spirited on 9-11, so as not to tarnish the solemnity of the day of remembrance(not day of service to the gubmint). However, I am starting this at about 1AM on the 12th, so everyone and everything is fair game again. I ground my molars to dust today waiting to get at the keyboard after listening to the news for the past couple days. This post is probably gonna be a LONG one.

I am exceptionally angry. I love this nation. I have defended this nation. And I will not give this nation away.

Where to even start? How about by saying that Jim Clyburn can go fuck himself, and take the NAACP and Lonnie Randolph with him? I’ll follow that up with a swift kick in the balls to Bobby Harrell.

If I lived just a few miles farther southwest, Joe Wilson would be my representative to Congress. Lamentably, I am allegedly represented by Jim Clyburn, currently the House Majority Whip and one of Obama’s chief bootlickers.

Not happy with Wilson’s apology to President Obama after for having shouted "You lie!" at Obama during a speech the other night, Clyburn wants to humiliate Wilson for having the audacity to truthfully proclaim Obama’s true colors. Clyburn says Wilson should go to the floor of the House and give a public apology there.

"That's a cowardly way to do it," Clyburn said of the written statement. "He ought to man up and go down to the well of the House and say, I acted with a lack of decorum the last evening, and I apologize to the President of the United States, and I apologize to my colleagues in both bodies, and I apologize to the people of South Carolina for having done so… I don't think there's ever been this kind of venom or insult directed at the chief executive of the United States of America when he's standing in a joint session," Clyburn said.

Oh, bullshit, Clyburn. Screw decorum. You’re just pissed that someone had the balls to call Obama out as a liar on national TV in the middle of his mental masturbation session. This country is falling apart with an economy that’s in the shitter, we have American troops coming home in bags from some piss-ant Third World dung heap whose chief exports are heroin poppies and terrorists, you stupid bastards on Capitol Hill are bankrupting children who won’t be born for a hundred fucking years yet, you’ve turned us into a neo-Socialist joke by nationalizing the auto industry, the banking industry, the housing industry, and now healthcare, and all you can worry about is fucking decorum and Roger’s Rules of Fucking Order because someone didn’t kiss the President’s ass? Listening to the tapes of it, with all you morons going “Oooooooohhh” after Joe said it, you sounded like a bunch of damned third-graders after someone sneezed “Bullshit!” into their hand during the principal’s assembly in the cafeteria.

Eat me.

Was it the wrong place to lose control? Probably. Should he have held his tongue? In retrospect, looks like it. But he was immediately Judased by his own Republican “leadership” and forced to immediately apologize to The Holy Dear Leader, and The Annointed One graciously accepted the apology. That should have been the end of it, but you want to break it off in Wilson’s ass for calling out your boy.

Have you ever watched BBC coverage of British Parliament, Jim? The British are supposed to be the pinnacled zenith of decorum, the gold standard everyone strives for, and yet in their House of Lords they actually hiss at each other, and in the House of Commons they stop just short of fisticuffs over differing views. Captain Teleprompter wouldn’t last five minutes in London. They’d eat him like bangers & mash.

And then there’s the NAACP. Fuck you, too, for turning everything into a racial issue and for playing the race card and the victim card any time someone says “boo” to a black man anymore. The head of the SC chapter of the NAACP, Lonnie Randolph, is calling for action, because interrupting Obama’s healthcare shitfest is racist. Randolph says health care is a civil rights issue, something the NAACP fights to protect.

That's right, Lonnie. Play that race card to the fullest...

Wilson's outburst also serves to continue the tone of town hall meetings on health care that in many cases have been more like brawls, Randolph said, which turns attention away from this human rights issue. Civil rights? Where in the United States Constitution did Thomas Jefferson say we had the right to free healthcare at taxpayer expense? Where in the Constitution does it say we have to provide a single solitary iota of anything to illegal immigrants who should by all rights be deported instead of being shot as invaders?

Anyone who disagrees with Obama is a racist. Poor Joe Wilson, he publicly disagreed with your Lord and Master, and he’s white, and a southerner, so he must obviously be a racist, right? Joe Wilson said “You lie”, not “You lie, you (insert racial epithet here)”. Stop playing the race card and stop playing the victim. You’ll get a lot farther.

So now they’re saying Wilson better apologize or the House will punish him….with a strongly worded rebuke. Woopty shit. That and five bucks gets you a cup of coffee.

By the way, why was it okay for the Democrats to boo President Bush during the 2005 State of the Union address? Was that racist? Of course not; Dubya was white, and therefore it’s okay to bash him and call him everything from a war-mongering babykiller to a borderline mongoloid.

And now that I’m riled up and throwing stones, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives Bobby Harrell can kiss my ass too, after he quits kissing the ass of Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer.

Harrell and his posse are baying at the moon, pissing and moaning for the resignation of Governor Mark Sanford. Sure, I gave Sanford a huge ration of shit on this blog when the news of his affair first broke, but after I vented my disappointment, I’m back in Mark’s corner for not wanting to meekly step aside for political expediency. We have all these SC Republicans calling fir Sanford’s ouster, claiming that,” The issues we have facing our state and the work that needs to be accomplished is too important for us to spend this next year bogged down with the distractions Gov. Sanford’s actions have created.”

Huh? What kind of bullshittery is this? Are you people that easily distracted? Do you have adult-onset ADD? Take a couple of Ritalin, shut the hell up, and get your asses back to work solving our double-digit unemployment problem.

Almost half the people I know, and I am NOT exaggerating, have been out of work at one time or another during the past 12 months because of this shitty economy, and all you care about is your own political asses.

What do I mean? I mean that Mark Sanford is a lame duck. His term as Governor is up about 12 months after the Legislature reconvenes in January. You people are off work till after Christmas and still getting paid, no? Well, there’s a hell of a lot of my fellow Carolinians who aren’t getting paid and who really want to go back to work. But see, most of you guys ARE up for re-election soon, and you’re shit-scared that being associated with letting Mark Sanford stay in office will hurt you come election time. You want to distance yourself from him and the supposed taint of being supportive of a guy you were all supporting two months ago. Yeah, he cheated on his wife, and that’s a very bad thing, but that’s a private matter now between the man & his wife.

The reason it’s a distracting bog-down is because you people won’t shut the fuck up about it. It could have quietly been his own private disaster after the initial public furor calmed, which was about 2 weeks later, but when sharks smell blood in the water they swarm and now there’s a feeding frenzy.

And if you Democrats out there want to keep bashing Sanford over his adultery, ya’ll best step back & check yo’self before you wreck yo’self. Last I saw, there’s been a line of Democrats cheating on wives even longer. Need I pull names out of a hat? John Edwards. John Kennedy. Bobby Kennedy. Teddy Kennedy. Gary Condit. Elliot Spitzer. David Patterson. Henry Hyde. Jesse Jackson. Gary Hart. Even FDR had a chippy on the side. And that most famous of adulterers, Bill Clinton.

I’m not saying that no Republicans have ever cheated on their spouses either (Gingrich, Livingston, Watts, etc and I’m pretty sure even Dwight Eisenhower had a mistress.). Even Thomas Jefferson couldn’t keep it in his breeches. Corrupted sexual morals abound in politics but Dems seem to have it down to something between art and science.

For once, I really gotta agree with a Democrat though. Years ago, the scariest looking human alive, James Carville, coined the immortal phrase “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Look, America, we gotta get our shit together. It is the economy, stupid. We’re so distracted by who’s banging who, and distracted by health care (only a small portion of our economy) that we’re missing the big picture. The picture of our entire economy being in the shitter while people in Washington do their damndest to distract the rest of the nation while they rapidly take over the private sector and nationalize it. In 9 months,like I aid above, the government has bankrupted children who won’t be born yet for a hundred years, taken over the banking industry, taken over the auto industry, started firing private citizens, started hiring czars to circumvent vetting and oversight, taken over the mortgage and housing industry, tried and failed to steal the Census, and now wants to start a citizens army to fight off the revolts I predict are coming.

America, I beseech thee: TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY.