I Couldn’t Bear to Watch

I saw perhaps five minutes of today’s health care summit.  There numerous dramatis personae involved whose voices, and ignorance, cause me to gnash my teeth and bang my head against the nearest wall.     The names Obama, Rangel, Biden, Reid, McCain, Pelosi, Waxman and Dingell come to mind immediately.

The only thing necessary to complete today’s opera buffa would be the scolding school master, Obama, sending wayward opponents to sit in the corner with their dunce caps on their heads while he lectured on his very own righteous opinion.  What a joke!  This guy (Obama) is speeding towards total irrelevancy as an American President. 

Even the normally clueless Jimmy Carter (Carter slams magazine takedown) wants to maintain his distance from the man destined to take his place on the absolutely worse American Presidents.  Look at the bright side, Jimmy, you will move up a notch.  

The health care summit is an “evil” trap

Another Webtale

The webtale below found its way to my e-mail inbox this morning.  It is a heartwarming story (almost true story) for those of us who believe in the Constitution and our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Please listen to Vermont on gun ownership

A really great analysis of the webtale below by Frank Sousa, dated February 20, 2010, 2:05PM

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. “James Madison” 

Vermont’s Answer to Gun Control 

Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont’s own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.

Maslack recently proposed a bill to register “non-gun-owners” and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun.

Maslack read the “militia” phrase of the Second Amendment as not only the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as a clear mandate to do so. He believes that universal gun ownership was advocated by the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a “monopoly of force” by the government as well as criminals. Vermont’s constitution states explicitly that “the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State” and those persons who are “conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms” shall be required to “pay such equivalent.

Clearly, says Maslack, Vermonters have a constitutional obligation to arm themselves, so that they are capable of responding to “any situation that may arise.”

Under the bill, adults who choose not to own a firearm would be required to register their name, address, Social Security Number, and driver’s license number with the state. “There is a legitimate government interest in knowing who is not prepared to defend the state should they be asked to do so,” Maslack says

Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership along with the least restrictive laws of any state.  It’s currently the only state that allows a citizen to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. This combination of plenty of guns and few laws regulating them has resulted in a crime rate that is the third lowest in the nation.

“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

This makes sense! There is no reason why gun owners should have to pay taxes to support police protection for people not wanting to own guns. Let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way.

My comments:  The pseudo intellectual progressive liberals believe that they know better than the Constitution.  They certainly do not know how deeply rooted in our collective DNA is the militia and bearing of arms.  Sousa’s article refers vaguely to Nordic militia.  He was very close.

The Assize of 1181 required all English Freemen to maintain appropriate arms.  Going even further back in time the Anglo Saxon’s required Freemen to maintain their arms for service in the fyrd, the Anglo Saxon militia.  The Danelaw also required Freemen to keep themselves armed for service.

The Northumbrians (Danelaw region), in 1065, chased Earl Tostig out because they accused him of rapacity, tyranny, and cruelty of his behavior.  When Earl Harold tried to negotiate the return of his brother, Earl Tostig, the Northumbrians refused.  They informed Earl Harold, “We were born free men and were brought up in freedom; a proud chief to us unbearable—for we have learned from our ancestors to live free or die.”  Earl Harold, pressured by the king, relented and installed Earl Morcar in Northumbria.

You know “live free or die” had to come from somewhere.  Now you know where.  It is the heritage of our Nordic ancestors of one thousand years ago.

Rules of Engagement – Afghanistan

A TV interview this afternoon about rigorous rules of engagement in Afghanistan caught my attention.  My first conclusion was that the mothers of dead warriors can rest assured that their loved one died a perfect gentleman.

The important thing is the feeling of the Afghans.  We show our respect of their feelings with our strict rules of engagement.  One specific example is that our troops cannot fire on suspected combatants unless they see weapons.  Do you think this works because Afghanistan has strict concealed weapon carry laws?

I was wondering who the person shoveling the horse hockey off the truck, P. J. Crowley, was.  He did say that he knew what the soldiers were experiencing since he had also served.  Whew there’s a relief, he knows, been there, done that.

I wanted to find out what warrior P.J. Crowley had done in service to his country.  You know what fox holes, where, etc.  I was also interested what his position was in DoD.  I was shocked to find out that Crowley was in the Department of State.  Shades of Colin Powell and his Iraq military policy bullying.  The final crushing blow was finding out that P.J. Crowley’s service was as an Air Force Colonel.  I’m thinking the good Colonel never actually occupied a fox hole with a soldier in combat.  I am not sure what Crowley understands about getting shot at and restrictive rules of engagement.

When our heroes die a gentleman’s death they can rest in peace becausse they did not upset the sensibilities of anyone.

Global Warming, Freezing, Moon Drift, the Sky is Falling and Other Important Stuff

I recently watched a science program about how the moon and earth are drifting apart.  Apparently disaster will ensue when space between the earth and moon widens.  I tuned in while the show was already in progress so I was becoming increasingly horrified until it was revealed that it would be over a million years before actual disaster happened.

A million years?!  Whew, we are dodging the bullet on that one.  It was all very informative science stuff.  When the program concluded there was a warning that some of the effects of possible future events had been enhanced for dramatic effect.  That little blurb has helped me understand Algore and global warming.

First we have to understand  that Algore is a pseudo intellectual progressive liberal demoracist.  So we know that means he has an ego maniacal, we are the world and fount of all knowledge mentality.  What if sometime in the past he was sitting around watching a late night science show about the possibility  of global warming.  What if there were no program ending caution about enhanced effects for drama?  A movement is born.

I think a caution statement should be mandatory for all science programs that have been enhanced for dramatic effect.  It can be titled the mandatory Algore drama warning.  Perhaps that will prevent us from being annoyed by old drama queens, mindless twits, Chicken Littles, and other assorted pseudo intellectuals with their bad science alarums.