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calendar   Thursday - August 12, 2010

More of … More News that isn’t … or … The flowers that grow in the winter, tra-la

Drew keeps feeding me with stuff .... Not looking for a debate on the subject. Just an observation is all.

Here it is August 12 and I’m dressing warmly in spite of promises of a Bar-B-Q summer.  Or was that last year?  I have actually run the heat a few times.
Hey .. I like it cool and even downright cold doesn’t bother me.  I hate humidity, didn’t much care for picnics even as a kid, and so no complaint from me if I have to wear flannel PJs to bed at night in August.

Now then, I don’t know much about flowers coz aside from helping the wife water the darn things, I do not plant them.  But I do like taking photos of them on occasion.  As I say, no expert on flowers but I know the name of this one.

It’s called an Amaryllis.  I may be corrected by those who know more, but this is a winter flower.  At least around here, it is a Christmas flower.  When they stop blooming you let em die off and do not cut the leaves. They are supposed to die off naturally.  But this one suddenly started sprouting a couple of days ago.

So then, here we are with a Christmas flower on August 12, 2010.

Global Warming. Uh huh. Right.



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/12/2010 at 07:24 PM   
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Sadder, but no wiser




Political observer Rod Pennington says Obama’s numbers are significantly lower if the approval rating from black Americans is removed.

“What the poll fails to mention is the near universal support the President still enjoys among African-Americans which represent 14% of the population. If this support is subtracted from Mr. Obama, then he is somewhere in the range of 30% approval and 70% disapproval with all non-Blacks,”

Allow me to pause for a moment or two to chortle a well deserved “told ya so!” as I resist the urge to add spikes to the heavy end of my cluebat.

The Obsolescence of Barack Obama

His fall from political grace has been as swift as his rise a handful of years ago. He had been hot political property in 2006 and, of course, in 2008. But now he will campaign for his party’s 2010 candidates from afar, holding fund raisers but not hitting the campaign trail in most of the contested races. Those mass rallies of Obama frenzy are surely of the past.


The country has had its fill with a scapegoating that knows no end from a president who had vowed to break with recriminations and partisanship. The magic of 2008 can’t be recreated, and good riddance to it.

blah blah blah, but it’s a decent read. Too bad it’s in the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, where right-wing views are frequently found. When stories like this headline the New York Times, or take the lead on MSNBC, then I’ll believe that the great leftist masses have got the message. Until then, keep on fighting. Everything this rat bastard does is wrong, every single one of his policies is against the nation’s best interest on purpose, and every little flair-up in the press is most probably smoke and mirrors to distract you from paying attention to another dirty deal going down in the background.

NOvember can’t come soon enough.

And that “economic recovery”? Horse apples. Every day we get closer and closer to real long term depression. Business is going nowhere.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2010 at 01:37 PM   
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Down Under Freeze Out

More News That Isn’t

Southern hemisphere experiencing worst winter in just about forever. Hey, why isn’t that headline news?

Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil are all experiencing some of the coldest weather in many years. That’s right, Brazil! According to the report,

On July 14th, in the afternoon hours, temperatures in the hills of Rio Grande do Sul state in Southern Brazil were lower than in Marambio, the main polar base of Argentina in Antarctica.

In Paraguay, thousands of cattle perished from the extreme cold. In some provinces of normally-balmy northern Argentina, snow has been seen for the first time since 1921.


Southern Brazil was also very affected by the cold air eruption from the Southern Pole. Last week the temperature dropped to -7.8C in the city of Urupema, Santa Catarina. In Rio Grande do Sul, in the hills of the state, temperature felt to -4.9C in the city of Cambara. In the state of Parana, the low was -6C. Only the nights were freezing, but the afternoons were very cold. In some days, temperature failed to reach 5C in many towns, the first time in a decade. Flurries observed in towns of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parana and sleet was also reported in Western Santa Catarina.

The most striking scenes came from the top of Morro da Igreja, a 1800 meters elevation in the state of Santa Catarina. The area recorded snow and freezing rain. As anyone can imagine, freezing rain is extremely rare in Southern Brazil. The event was witnessed and photographed by weather observers from MetSul Marcelo Albieri and Caio Souza.

Maybe the most notable fact took place in North South America. The cold reached Amazon and temperatures felt to as low as 7C in towns in the Amazon Forest in the states of Acre and Rondonia. Temperature even felt in Roraima, where the state capital Boa Vista record 20C (normal lows are 25C) and the wind were blowing from the South.

Boa Vista is located at 2 degrees North of latitude, so the influence of the Antarctic cold blast crossed the Equator line and reached towns in the Northern Hemisphere. It would be the same of a cold snap from the Arctic crossing the entire North America continent, the Caribbean and reaching North Brazil in cities at 2 degrees South of latitude as Santarem, a bizarre situation.

Australia is in a similar boat as well, with record setting lows in Perth, Adelaide, etc., and even New Zealand is freezing.

An extreme cold snap has broken temperature records and produced what are likely to be the country’s coldest nights this year.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said the past few days had seen some of the lowest temperatures on record.

Air temperatures in Taumarunui, in the central North Island, dipped to -6.8C this week, the coldest since records began in 1947.

Te Kuiti and Turangi had their coldest July nights on record, and in the South Island, Blenheim experienced its second-coldest July temperature yesterday morning.

Queenstown, at -7.2C, had its third coldest night in 139 years of records.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2010 at 12:56 PM   
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Anchor This

2 in 25 children born in US have illegals as parents

No shit. Epidemic growth rates. 2nd generation invasion. Call it what you want, we have way too many illegal aliens here, and they are very busy building families.

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of polling organization Pew Research Center, finds that, of the 4.3 million babies born in 2008, roughly 340,000 were born to undocumented aliens. This is double the percentage of illegal immigrants in the U.S., owing in part to the fact that the illegal immigrant population is largely comprised of men and women at birthing age.

In addition, high birthrates among undocumented aliens give that population a similar share of children in the U.S. The study finds that children born to illegal immigrants account for 7 percent of the total population of people under the age of 18, or 5.1 million children. Four million, or 79 percent, of those children were born in the United States, making them U.S. citizens.

This analysis comes amid calls from some GOP members to consider ending birthright citizenship, the right enshrined in the 14th Amendment, that persons born in the United States are citizens of the country and the state in which they reside. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” this week that terminating the practice is an idea “worth considering.”

Ending or revising the guarantee of birthright citizenship, Boehner said, may eliminate a major motivation for many immigrants to cross the border unlawfully. “There is a problem. To provide an incentive for illegal immigrants to come here so that their children can be U.S. citizens does, in fact, draw more people to our country,” Boehner said. “I do think that it’s time for us to secure our borders and enforce the law and allow this conversation about the 14th Amendment to continue.”

Critics of the idea claim that the guarantee their children will be U.S. citizens is not great enough of an incentive for parents to immigrate illegally, since they would have to wait 21 years for their children to be old enough to sponsor their parents for citizenship. Additionally, such a change would require a Constitutional amendment, which two-thirds of Congress would have to approve before state legislatures consider the measure, and three-quarters of those must agree to the provision for it to become part of the Constitution. A bill that calls for such a change-the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009-has been stalled in the House since April 2009.

Meanwhile, nearly half of respondents in a new poll support a Constitutional amendment ending automatic birthright citizenship. In a CNN/Opinion Research poll released today, 49% of respondents said they would favor a Constitutional amendment to limit a guarantee of citizenship to children whose parents are citizens.

If our political masters are afraid to kick them out, and are afraid to deny citizenship to the ones born here, then at least seal the damn borders and put an immigration moratorium in place. We have too many people here already. How about NO immigration from anywhere for the next 10 to 20 years? No exceptions, no asylum, no H1-B, no nothing. If we need some specialist, train a citizen. There is no job, no skill, that some American can not do or learn. Instead of paying insane executive compensation and fat fat dividends, companies should be proud of how many people they employ.

Hell, I’m all for sealing the borders period. No NAFTA, CAFTA, or endless imports of poison laden crap from China. Make it here, buy it here, or go without. And that’s the only real way to get the country working again. We have to have manufacturing. We have to Buy American. And yes, making all or nearly all our stuff here is going to cause some pollution and is going to cost somewhat more. But we can not be a nation of managers running offshore companies. We need jobs for the masses, and that means factory work. That doesn’t mean sweatshops, that doesn’t mean unions, and that doesn’t mean $75/hr for guys who use an air wrench to turn a couple of bolts. I’m talking “living wages” for honest labor, and rebuilding the bonds of trust between companies and their employees. And that’s the one and only way we will become a strong nation again.

Oh look, another week, another “unexpected” rise in unemployment claims. Who the hell do these people think they are fooling at this point? For 20 months now, every single week it’s been “unexpected”. Same goes for the low numbers for mortgages, new housing starts, durable goods purchases, and consumer confidence numbers. It’s all “unexpected”. By whom? Total BS. A garden slug could figure out that the government’s policies are killing business and stifling growth. No kidding. Every day more and more people cross the line from accepting “unexpected” to believing in “deliberate”. And that’s the “Change” we’re getting.

But hey, let’s have another “stimulus” to bail out Maxine Waters’ failed BS bank and whatever other nonsense businesses the Chicago Thugs have their hands in. Let’s have another round of those $1000-down, no-credit-check mortgages. Because they worked so well the first time, right?

It’s not an accident. It’s done on purpose. You don’t have to connect the dots when so many exist that they’re edge to edge. The lines are already there.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2010 at 12:06 PM   
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It’s Come Down To This

Coal Transport


I-90 will be closed tomorrow across South Dakota.

They are hauling a 200 ton lump of coal so they can add Obama to Mount Rushmore ... they couldn’t find a 200 ton piece of shit.

h/t to Aleta


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/12/2010 at 11:40 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 11, 2010

EU taxation without representation: but has Britain got what it takes to fight?

Just to show ya how fragile sovereignty can become, an article I skipped over yesterday in both our papers, is a plan in Brussels to have the EU impose taxes on countries and of special interest here quite naturally, Britain. 
Under the EU budget commy-sar (italic mine of course), he is going to lobby the capitals of Europe to be given the power to levy it’s own taxes.  Like this place isn’t expensive enough already, or doesn’t have enough red tape now.

The EU already has it’s own courts, currency, laws, and it’s expected a foreign policy.
Whatever …. if the other member countries go along with it, it’s their business.
But I surely do hope that should this newest sovereignty nullifying act become law here, the Brits will refuse to go along and tell Brussels to shove it.

EU taxation without representation: but has Britain got what it takes to fight?

This could be yet another moment of national British humiliation. Brussels has made its move in the dead days of August, of course, in the hope it would pass unnoticed.

But some of us have noticed. And the British had better take notice. The European Commission has decided to fire up the powers of taxation given to the EU by the Lisbon Treaty. Thanks to David Cameron’s refusal to fight the transfer of sovereignty the treaty makes, the British people can now be subject to taxation direct from Brussels, with the Commons—indeed, with the Chancellor—having no control over over the tax at all.

Today Janusz Lewandowski, the commissioner in charge of the EU’s £116bn budget, announced he intends to press for a new EU tax. The euro-elite want to be able to get their hands on your money without having to ask your Government even for a perfunctory agreement. All this talk about belt-tightening around Europe is making the euro-elite edgy: they have their luxurious pay and pensions and travel allowances, and all their empire-building to protect, after all.

Britain and every other member state is going through terrible budget turmoil, with spending cuts and citizens furious about increases in taxation—yet now Brussels is getting ready to activate Art 311 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (part of the Lisbon bundle—the euro-elite don’t want to make it easy for you to find it).

It says, ‘The Union shall provide itself with the means necessary to attain its objectives and carry through its policies.’

The ‘means.’ That means money. Your money. Taken away by an unelected single party government (the commission) enabled by politicians over whom the British voters have no political control (the council). The British will have to pay the tax these people demand, but can never vote them out. The commission wants to start with a tax on all bank transactions, or perhaps air travel. It doesn’t really matter which. Their point now is to establish the power of Brussels to tax the populations of the countries of the EU without any control by national parliaments. Once that power is in place, the taxes can be ratcheted up.

There you have it, people forced to pay taxes by people they did not vote into office, and whom they cannot vote out of office, and over whom they have no control. 
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, a lot a determined men on board a tea ship in Boston Harbour, a lot of other brave men at a green in Lexington, and plenty other men with much to lose, all decided long ago they would not tolerate such a thing. They could not tolerate taxation without representation.

Question: will the British tolerate it? Or will they let themselves be humiliated in a way that even the small ragtag population of 13 British colonies would not allow in 1776?



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/11/2010 at 10:52 AM   
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Smart Lady

I hope she makes millions.

Eva Mendes Sex Tape from Eva Mendes


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/11/2010 at 02:18 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - August 10, 2010


Drew posted this yesterday .... 

I am wiped out. Spent another day up on a ladder in the sweltering summer heat.

This NJ summer swelter is just wearing me down. Hot and hazy with high humidity and not a breath of air movement day after day after day.

We’re on water restrictions,

And I just couldn’t resist doing this today.





Meanwhile, back here in soggy southern England ...  Been raining on and off all day.  At the moment, it’s a very steady but gentle rain. Almost looks as tho it’s floating down as opposed to falling.  Last few days chilly here.  Even wearing flannel top PJs at one point. When it all clears tho ... it will get humid.  That’s when I miss the desert most.


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/10/2010 at 10:52 AM   
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calendar   Monday - August 09, 2010

Damn Global Warming

I am wiped out. Spent another day up on a ladder in the sweltering summer heat. Sure, I’m getting loads of fluids - I think I drank a bit more than a gallon today - and I’m avoiding getting sunburned, but damn. This NJ summer swelter is just wearing me down. Hot and hazy with high humidity and not a breath of air movement day after day after day. Rain? Nah. It’s in the forecast, but not much of it actually gets here. We’re on water restrictions, and it could be worse. An hour to the north of us and they’ve hardly had any rain all summer long.

But man. I’m going up the ladder with 3 rags. One for the squeegee, one for the window trim, one for my head. And I come down the ladder 15 minutes later with 2 of them saturated. I’m dreaming of fall. Cool days, dry winds, weak sun, rainy nights on the edge of cold. Yeah baby. I can’t wait.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/09/2010 at 11:07 PM   
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A view of America thru the eyes of an ass**** and spoken thru the same orifice.

I don’t know why, how we handle things in our country (USA), should be the business or concern of flippin foreigners. 

Cardinal ka-ka Keith O’(Ofal) (pardonem all) Brien , the highest ranking Catholic in Britain, does not like how the USA runs itself and especially doesn’t like the death penalty.  The article does not say whether or not the most rev. card. likes little boys, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. 

The cardinal is especially upset this time, and I mean he’s really on a roll, over American anger with regard to the release of the Lockerbie bomber last year.
This would be that murderous bastard who brought down Pan Am, the airline and the victims, and killed a number of ppl on the ground. Cardinal Ofal says America has a vengeful attitude towards the killer.

Some of you may have followed the story and know that he was given three months to live due to cancer, and the Scottish govt. allowed him freedom to die in his home country as a compassionate gesture.  Cardinal O’ Fal believes that was a nice thing to do, never mind that all those dead folks lost their future and received no compassion then, or apparently now. And the bomber is still alive btw.  So Americans are pissed off and rightly so I believe. Most especially pissed of course are the families. 

The holy man (the holes are in his head) says ...

“revenge is not a path we should take”.

“In Scotland over many years we have cultivated through our justice system what I hope can be described as a ‘culture of compassion’.

Sure.  And you can be certain the bad guys know that and will use it every chance they get. And why shouldn’t they?

Here’s more from Cardinal O’fal Brien.

“It is in these moments of grief and despair that we must show the world that the standards of the murderer and his disdain for human life are not our standards.

Up yours goofball.  The would be bombers and killers of this world will not be impressed, and there is no reason including “humanity” that certain life forms should be thought to be human and deserving of anything. Including life. Ppl who blow up planes or attempt to do so, forfeit any of the religious mumbo-jumbo spewed by the likes of Cardinal Ofal.

Here’s some more wisdom from the shit eating wonder of the western world.

The state of Ohio now takes the lives of so many prisoners that its “execution team” has to be given time off after each one to recuperate.

Some states operate a “virtual conveyor belt” of executions.

1,221 people have been executed in the US since 1976, putting “the world’s leading democracy” in the “invidious company” of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and China.

The article that set me off is HERE


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 08/09/2010 at 10:05 AM   
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ICE meltdown

No time to post. Must get up early to work.

Looks like the men and women at ICE want to do their jobs ... but the bosses are stopping them. Hey, they’re union members, so they took a vote. 100% unanimous: no confidence in their leaders.

Via Pal2Pal et al.

Senior ICE leadership dedicates more time to campaigning for immigration reforms aimed at large scale amnesty legislation, than advising the American public and Federal lawmakers on the severity of the illegal immigration problem, and the need for more manpower and resources within ICE ERO to address it. ICE ERO is currently overwhelmed by the massive criminal alien problem in the U.S. resulting in the large-scale release of criminals back into local communities.

Are they for real? Or is this just some CYA armor to keep the villager’s pitchforks at bay?

Not that any of this is news to anyone here at BMEWS

The real motivation for the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration statute was the only one not mentioned in the department’s brief: The Obama administration has no intention of enforcing the immigration laws against the majority of illegal aliens already in the country.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/09/2010 at 01:10 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - August 08, 2010

The First Thing You Know

Wow, what a prescient statement of liberalism from a Lerner and Loewe musical.

Oh, yeah. Drew, I think you were thinking of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. That movie spawned the TV show ‘Here Come The Brides’ starring Bobby Sherman and David Soul.

In the comments I mentioned having to suffer hearing Clint Eastwood sing. I forgot that Lee Marvin also has a couple of songs. If they can sing, so can I. Now, how do I get paid to sing?....


Found my favorite Clint Eastwood solo.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/08/2010 at 04:29 AM   
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Cooking for Men

I was single until I was 30. Which means I had to cook for myself. Worse, while growing up, Mom was a lousy cook. Oh, she had a dish or two, but I later found that she’d gotten them off of a can of green beans. Haute cuisine was Salisbury steaks and Minute Rice. Or Hamburger Helper. I started trying to cook while in the Cub Scouts in self-defense. By the time I was a Webelo and had earned the Arrow of Light, I was a better cook on an open fire than Mom was at home.

I believe it was my cooking that ultimately won my now-wife over. Once while we were dating, she was sick at home, with a couple of teen-aged boys. I brought over a big pot of my Chicken Cider Stew. That not only fed all three, but my stew isn’t so different from basic chicken soup, which we all know is good for what ails you.

Anyway, cooking is a hobby of mine. I just have to share this recipe I found last year at (formerly

Rice With Garlic and Pasta

1 cup jasmine rice
1/2 cup orzo pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/4 cups chicken broth

(I’m not sure why it specifies salt. I’ve occasionally salted the dish after cooking, but you don’t need it, unless it’s to help the water boil.)

1. in a medium sauce pan brown the pasta in the oil until golden brown.
2. add chicken broth bring to a boil.
3. add rice and garlic.
4. cover and cook over low heat 20 minutes.
5. remove from heat and let rest for ten minutes.
6. stir and enjoy.

Source: Rice with Garlic and Pasta

Orzo pasta is a rice-shaped pasta. I buy it a my local Meijer’s store. A Meijer’s-brand box runs about $1. Since I usually double the recipe, I can get three pots from one box.

Jasmine rice is a short-grain aromatic rice from Thailand. I highly recommend washing it before cooking. Just rinse it off 4 or 5 times to remove the excess gluten (and possible talc that Thailand sometimes uses to keep it from clumping). I find 4 or 5 rinses is enough; the rice will still be ‘sticky’ without being a soggy mass.

I’ve been experimenting with this recipe for over a year now. I double the garlic (personal preference, we love garlic). Served hot I recommend some Parmesan cheese. Fresh-grated if you keep such on hand, but the usual pre-grated stuff works also, I just find more is needed for the same taste.

Served cold, I like a few dashes of Balsamic vinegar on it. I pack it cold w/Balsamic vinegar for my lunches at work.

Hope you’ll try it. Let me know what you think. And let the chef know at the link above.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/08/2010 at 02:33 AM   
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Was George Bush an Idiot??

Probably I’ve just not seen this before. Guess it’s been making the email rounds. A friend of mine emailed this to me a couple of days ago. Thought I’d post it for fun and controversy.

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a TelePrompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, would you have said that he is clueless.

If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas, would you have thought he was a self-important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro” in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 15 months—so you’ll have two years and nine months to come up with an answer.

You know, I think I’m going to print this list out and carry it with me. Anytime I run into an Obama partisan I’m going to go through these questions with him/her/it.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/08/2010 at 01:23 AM   
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Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.


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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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