Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shot While Attempting Escape?

At this point the news of how is a bit garbled, but what is not in doubt, Muammar Gadhafi is dead. The story varies from NATO shooting up his escape convoy, shot while trying to escape, shot resisting arrest to executed by a rebel with a 9MM. I am glad that Libya will be spared the cost and hassle of a trial. We have seen how trying these dictators is rarely good for the country. Hopefully the fighting will start to wind down and Libya can close this chapter of their history. I congratulate the Interim Government on this victory and wish you luck as you transition to a stable and permanent form of government. Just be mindful of the mistakes of the past so that you do not repeat them. Adios fucker.  Enjoy your stay in Club Hell, you can check out, but you can never leave.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

I thought that since today is the anniversary celebration of the day we declared our independence from England, it would be appropriate to post a copy of the Declaration. The Declaration of Independence is one of the greatest statements of human freedom, self determination, and one of three documents our nation was founded on. No politics today, just a celebration of our nation.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Independence Day Weekend

Everyone have a safe and happy Independence Day weekend.

While we are grilling our burgers, water-skiing, etc., please keep in mind what the Fourth of July is really about. Again be safe and have fun.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Joke of the Week

Tip O' the Hat to the Patriot Action Network for the videos used in this week's "Joke of the Week" post.  When the truth of the subject matter penetrates the humor it is couched in, that sometimes it is best to laugh to keep from crying. I particularly love the last one featuring the great Ronaldus Magnus.  The Great One's quip is more true today than ever before. 


Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to all. Again, as you go about your Memorial Day activities, spare a thought for those who gave everything for our freedom, and those who continue to do so at home and abroad.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Needed Change in EPA Motives - A Guest Article

Instead of ripping off borrowing this weeks Global Warming post, I have a Guest Article. This weekend Ryan H. emailed me and asked if he could post a guest article here. I do not know Ryan, but I like his style, and his post saved me from having to search for a post about green tyranny. I will not postulate why Ryan does not have a blog of his own, but I am not above capitalizing on helping a fellow writer. I am sure Ryan would like feedback, so please leave all suggestions in the comments, and I will make sure Ryan gets it. So without further adieu..........

Alright, a little more adieu:

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Republican Party representatives on a committee for energy have put the EPA under fire this week, questioning them on future power regulations. This is yet another assault by the Republican Party who has revealed the EPA as a megalomaniacal organization that is out dated in the current year.

The regulations placed on the power sector are being brought to light as the next primary issue for debate, and have previously attacked the EPA budget, restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, and the Clean Air Act. What’s the relation of all three? Stagnant revenue and employment growth largely related to those relying on power plants and factories.

Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma has been a proprietor of EPA criticisms on their restrictions and the impacts they have caused. Inhofe said "I think everyone is aware of the huge cost to the American taxpayer on these huge bills that the Democrats are trying to push through, but they're not as aware of the cost of over-regulation. These regulations are the EPA, having to do with industrial boilers, having to do with ozone requirements, the endangerment finding. They would lose hundreds of thousands of jobs, and the cost is just tremendous. We cannot be globally competitive as long as we have over-regulation in America." Inhofe definitely does make a strong argument, pointing out the amount of regulations and problems the EPA have imposed on business leaders.”

Even the federal budget agreement was yet another failure by the EPA in recent months. The EPA had their budget slashed by 16% in the agreement, although not to any of the larger programs in question. The agency has spent a large part of 2010 and 2011 defending some seemingly useless regulations. The fight they have engaged to keep taxes up on costly regulations and restrictions has averted a lot of the attention from programs that directly affect health in the United States like asbestos removal and water contamination, preventing illnesses like leukemia, and mesothelioma, a deadly cancer directly related to asbestos exposure. Reallocation of resources towards these programs instead of restrictions with financial interests in mind would greatly help the EPA return to its original purpose.

Granted, support of the Clean Air Act and attempting to reduce the chances of global warming is one thing, but the continual support of stifling greenhouse gas emissions seems to be more motivated by money than with improving the health of Americans. These restrictions allow the EPA to enforce cap and trade taxes on the industries leaders, forcing them to pay out colossal amounts of money while the regulations themselves have a very minute impact on actual health issues.

As the EPA seems bent on keeping the course in regards to costly regulations, they have frequently discussed the “sensibility” of these rules. It can be expected for the [R]epublicans to continue to restrict the agency and it can be assumed that even more cuts are to follow in the coming years.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Joke of the Week

A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started." Her neighbor asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"

The little silver haired lady says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."

Her neighbor decides to go over and help with the puzzle.

She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.

He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,

"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster."

He takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then," he said with a deep sigh...........

"Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box."