Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sam Bradford . . . a good sport

The Rams QB donned a Mizzou jersey today, paying off a bet with his formal rival, Mizzou alum Danario Alexander following Oklahoma's loss to the Tigers on Saturday.  (Link to story here.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Nation's Village Idiot . . . a.k.a. Joe Biden

According to the Vice President, "every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive."

Every single great idea since 1800 . . . every single great idea for 210 years . . .

Does he really believe that Henry Ford's assembly line came about because of Washington's vision instead of his own capitalistic ingenuity?

Bill Gates wrote BASIC because of a government stimulus program?

The Frisbee?  Rock and Roll?  Fantasy football?

And this guy is next-in-line for the presidency.

But there's something deeper to learn from the Village Idiot's latest random thought . . . this is the way many, many, powerful Democrats think . . . we can't (and don't) live without government intervention, without the government taking care of us, without our "betters," the ruling class in Washington, running our lives for us.

Individuality is at stake.  The time is here to remove Democrats from power as soon as elections allow.

NATO making a deal with the devil?

Word today that the United States and NATO have apparently agreed to "cooperate" with Russia and seem to be accepting Russia's permanent occupation of the South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions of the sovereign nation of Georgia, which the Bear invaded two years ago.  In exchange, Soviet-er-Russian helicopters will, once again be fighting in Afghanistan.  (Anybody remember Rambo III?)

Have we made a deal with the devil?

Monday, October 25, 2010

"Clear Frontrunner"

After months of campaigning, Roy Blunt remains "the clear frontrunner" in Missouri's race for the U.S. Senate.  In fact, according to the latest poll from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV, Blunt's lead is extending.  (Link to P.D. story here.)

Only eight days to go until the biggest, most-important mid-term election in the nation's history.  Let's hope November 2, 2010, is the day America pulls back from the brink of Euro-style Socialism.

Keep the pressure on Roy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Catching up . . .

I clipped a couple of articles from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week and didn't find the time to write about them.  Thinking that I would have time, I didn't bother to note the date that the article appeared either so I apologize for no links.  But each article bothered me.

The first article was headlined "Stimulus payment sent to the dead, imprisoned."  According to the Associated Press story, $18,000,000.00 in "stimulus" payments were sent by the federal government to 72,000 dead people last year.  72,000!  See, you don't need to worry about Washington bureaucrats running the entire American healthcare system.  They're efficient and on-the-ball!

The second article (also from the AP) contained the positive-spin headline "TARP repayments help cut deficit slightly."  Yet the year's budget deficit remains, get this, "a little under $1.3 trillion [YES, TRILLION - WITH A "T"]."  But here's the kicker . . . "that means the government borrowed 37 cents out of every dollar it spent."  Who is going to pay that back?  Obama?  Pelosi?  Or you, me, and our kids and grandkids?

Why can't Sergey Brin, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates just get along?

Or, more directly, why can't Google's "Blogger," my Apple computers at home, and the PC world just get along?  What do I mean, well, 3 of my last 4 posts were rather dependent on embedded videos.  Without those videos, they just don't make much sense.  And, much to my surprise, the videos aren't viewable if you've got a PC.  They're there and working fine on my Macbook and iMac.  So, from now on, I'm going to try to provide a link to the videos that I post.  If you can't view it on my site, follow the links.

Sorry for any confusion to the blogosphere.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Why is Roy Blunt smiling?

Because according to the latest poll (this one from CNN and Time Magazine) he's beating Robin Carnahan by 13 points.

Does anybody know what happened to $162 million of our money???

The federal government doesn't.  "Recipients of 352 federal [so-called] stimulus contracts, grants and loans have failed to report how they spent the money, the status of their projects or how many jobs were funded, according to the Office of Management and Budget."  Those 352 payouts are totaled $162,000,000.00 of our money.  Poof!  Gone!

And the Democrats want more stimulus.  Vote them all out in November.  Every one you can.

(Link to story here.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Where's my Stimulus?

Equal time for the Carnahans

Chuckles from 24th State .

Fox News Poll Shows Blunt by 8

Despite Robin Carnahan's efforts (if standing in a cow pen and propping up cardboard cutouts of her opponent, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi can be considered "efforts"), Roy Blunt has a commanding 8 point lead in the latest poll from Fox News.

That's the headline.  And it is great news.  But there is even better news in the poll results.  Missouri is breaking conservative!

58% of Missourians disapprove of Obama's performance as president (and 53% believe that Carnahan agrees with Obama too often).

A whopping 40% are "angry" about "the way the federal government is working."  Another 29% are "dissatisfied."

58% (again) want Obamacare repealed (while only 35% want to keep it in place).

And 51% of Missourians "support the Tea Party movement."

If this is what big media considers a "battleground" state, it is going to be a great November.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Rupert Murdoch and the Oxymoron

Today, Rupert Murdoch testified on Capitol Hill in favor of immigration "reform."  (Link to story here.)  

He was right in stating his belief that "All Americans should have a vital interest in fixing our broken immigration system so we can continue to compete in the 21st Century global economy."

He was right to support "complete and proper closure of all our borders to future illegal immigrants."

But he lost me when he called for amnesty under the popular euphemism - "a path to citizenship" - to be given to "responsible, law-abiding immigrants who are in the U.S. today without proper authority."

Anybody else spot the problem in that statement?  Anybody who didn't?

"Immigrants who are in the U.S. today without proper authority" are, by definition, NOT "law-abiding."

Real reform of the immigration system is necessary, yesterday.  But since we can't turn back the clock, let's start by sealing the borders now and sending home as many of those law-breaking immigrants who are in the U.S. today without proper authority as possible.