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By David Vance On February 8th, 2012 at 10:30 pm


My thanks to my twitter pal Welsh Toy!

Wanna Hear a Good Joke?

By Patty On February 8th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

No. I’m not talking about the Los Angeles Unified School District and that admirable public employee union, the  Los Angeles Teacher’s Union.

Nor I’m not talking about  the Obama Administration’s highly successful Fast and Furious gun-running-to -Mexican -gangs program.

I’m talking about an actual joke told by President Ronald Reagan. Punchline at 1:11. Wait for it.

HT: From Uncle Les at Wizbang



Pure Opinion

By Patrick Van Roy On February 8th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

we’re down 16 Trillion and it’s the two minute warning NOT halftime, this Commercial was offensive. Of course it was written by two guys that were part of the Obama ad people from his first election, but that’s irrelevant. What was insidious about this ad was the mixture of truths with bullshit.

A great piece of propaganda, Superbly filmed, an amazing direction of effects. From coming out of the tunnel/shadow an Icon like Eastwood growling like a beast in the dark  about Americas Greatness emerging into the light aged but burning with true American grit, it’s pure apple pie.

The background message however, is a piece of communist cancer, a vile bane that should be cast from the fabric of the American cloth. Detroit and the Auto Industry bale out was the malformed child of shear poison spewed onto the fabric of our national existence. It was the first officially sanctioned step into communism, by over half our government officials done openly. They stepped away from freedom and liberty.

and we are reviled by their very existence amongst us, but they have always been here, evil always lurks. You see the majority, the ones you never hear from, you know the ones that that flipped two thirds of elected offices in 2010 from left to right.

In their view, the auto industry, the banks, the insurers, the whatevers… If you run your business and it fails, well screw you, you failed. That is how it works. That is always how it was supposed to work.  It is the fundamental rhythm of our culture. You try, and you fail, you learn from what you did wrong and the parts that grow out of a companies death are always stronger, healthier. The parts that don’t come back to life, like unfunded benefits, and economic formulas that ignore the fundamental law of supply and demand either die or they continue to spread the cancer that rots a society from within.

The price of Liberty is the acceptance that you are also free to fail, as well as succeed. You are owed nothing, there are no titles, no grants, no protected class or group. Yet those are the banes of the poisonous  bile spewed by marx and passed onto and into the fiber made of fantasy not hardwork. You know the fiber of academia. Those who know better than the rest of us.

The financial situation we see taking place in every western nation is the direct result of holding onto beliefs that have been sown in fields of irradiated death and destruction, poverty has ever been the result of “to each according to his needs”.

To each according to his own individual achievements is the primal law, by ones own hand shall thy know glory or defeat. It is no others responsibility to carry you, but your own. and we will be damned if were going to sit back and watch passively as you try to “redefine america”

That’s why the left will lose.

UPDATE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6vQo8p92iPk#!

We might actually dump the thugs

By Patrick Van Roy On February 8th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

When the TSA was started 2 things were agreed upon by both the airlines and the government. That the TSA would never be Unionized and after 4 years Airlines, and Airports could opt out of the program.

Well of course the government spit on that agreement as they do with all government agreements, and the ThugsStandingAround were Unionized, and as the 4th year came up the Democrats in control of the House, The Senate, and the Presidency made it ILLEGAL for anyone to opt out.

Well a Bill this week will revers this fascist Brownshirt Bolshevik power grab, and the opt out is back in. Of course the Democrats are whining, but it has nothing of course due to them losing a huge Govt Union. No the Head of TSA has this to say:

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said his agency would prepare for a substantial number of U.S. airports converting to private screeners, even if he doesn’t think the move will save money.

Yeah they’re worried about saving the Taxpayer some money…LOL and Sheila Wackjob Lee said

according to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, handing off such duties to private companies could result in another 9/11 attack.

“My comment: we are looking forward to returning to 9/11,” Jackson Lee said at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing.


By David Vance On February 8th, 2012 at 9:24 am

Mitt Romney is such an inspirational figure. He has inspired the GOP voters in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado to vote for Rick Santorum, who has apparently won ALL three States! In Minnesota, Santorum won 45% of the vote, Paul came second and Romney a dismal third. Naturally the pundits who assured us that Romney would win all three have been confounded, which is quite nice. Despite the desire from the Beltway to ensure the coronation of Mitt — there seems to be a disturbance in the force.  You do have wonder about Romney – he seems to be destined to be a very pleasant loser. That is NOT what America needs.

Thus Spoke Santorum?

By Mahons On February 8th, 2012 at 2:02 am

There are three races tonight, Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota.  If Romney is going to be stopped, then it would have to be Santorum tonight.  Not that he would clean up on delegates, but he could point out that he can contest Romney or at least run with him if he sweeps.  Newt and Paul are finished, so the rightwingers, if they want a firewall, have to go with Santorum.  We shall see.

Just How Stupid are You?

By Patrick Van Roy On February 7th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

The fundamental drive and reason behind a space program has always been Nuclear Weapons Delivery.  Satellites, and Moon Landings have always just been a bi-product of the pursuit to be able to place a warhead anywhere on the planet shot from anywhere on the planet. We have benefited greatly from the bi-products of the space program, more than any other venture.

Yet the underlying venture and truth is the ability to deliver that War Head. So when people on here scoff that they are not vulnerable to an Iranian attack, I ask, Just how stupid are you?

Iran launches observation satellite
Posted: 03 February 2012 1437 hrs

TEHRAN: Iran on Friday launched an observation satellite into orbit above Earth, its third since 2009, the official IRNA news agency reported.

“The Navid satellite was launched successfully…. It will be placed into an orbit (at an altitude) between 250 and 370 kilometres,” IRNA quoted the head of Iran’s Space Organisation, Hamid Fazeli, as saying.

The 50-kilogram (110-pound) satellite is meant to stay in orbit for 18 months, sending back images to Iran as it completes a revolution of Earth every 90 minutes. It was unveiled two years ago and its launch had long been expected.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad led the launch ceremony, media said.

“It’s the beginning of an immense labour… which holds the promise of friendship for all mankind,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.

It was the third domestically made satellite Iran has put above the planet using its Safir rockets. The other two observation platforms, launched in February 2009 and July 2011, stayed in orbit for two to three months.

Iran’s space programme deeply unsettles Western nations, which fear it could be used to develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The Navid satellite launch comes as Iran is marking the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic revolution — and as tensions are heating up over Iran’s nuclear programme.

There is increasing speculation that Israel is considering air strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities — an action that could possibly spark a broader conflict drawing in the United States.

Great Athletes Are Made?

By Phantom On February 7th, 2012 at 2:20 am

What makes a great athlete? Not just a very good one, but one for the ages?

Ability, sure. It will always get you in the door. But loads of talented players don’t last too long.

Intelligence? Curiousity? Thinking ahead? Yes, yes, and yes.

Desire? Pride? Yes and yes.

And these all take you to the same place. The place of preparation and hard work. No matter what you’re working at.

I’ve always had the highest respect for the now retired football player Jerry Rice, who had a long period of sustained greatness with the San Francisco 49ers.

Ages ago, I heard of his sprints up a two and half mile ” hill ” in the San Francisco Bay area. A routine so brutal that other pro athletes often tried it, only to collapse in exhaustion, as Rice raced to the top.

Thanks to these workouts ( and equally tough routines in the gym ), Rice stayed at the top for a really long time in the most savage of sports, despite not being as fast as some of his teammates.

I was recently surprised, and delighted, to hear that, seven years after retirement, Jerry Rice is still charging up that hill.

Nobody here is gonna be a world class athlete. But you have your ” hill “, something that would bring you closer to your personal greatness, even if it was something only you and yours knew about it, if you’d only do it. Well?


By David Vance On February 6th, 2012 at 9:57 am

Wonder what you make of this story?

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has been urged to apologise after using a term linked to officials in Nazi Germany to describe a BBC adviser.

The SNP leadercriticised the corporation after his planned appearance on a sport show ahead of yesterday’s Six Nations Scotland-England rugby clash was cancelled on political grounds. Mr Salmond suggested BBC journalists were “in thrall to Downing Street” and likened it to “tin-pot dictatorships”.

He also compared one of the corporation’s advisers to a Gauleiter, the term given to provincial governors in Germany under Hitler. It also means someone in authority who behaves in an overbearing manner.

I suggest there is a certain shall we say irony in Salmond using this term given the overbearing boorish and bully boy attitude of the SNP. As this instance illustrates, when the tin-pot SNP do not get what they want, out comes the venom. The BBC deserve an apology from Salmond.

I have to declare that I also use the term “Gauleiter” but only when describing Greek PM Papademos and Italian PM Mario – both imposed on these Nations through the will of Angela Merkel. In that context, I think it fits perfectly.

Last of the Weekend

By Patrick Van Roy On February 6th, 2012 at 1:05 am