Saturday, March 7, 2015

Klavan & Whittle's Formula For World Peace

...once again, Andrew Klavan & Bill Whittle hit it out of the park, this time opining about their formula for world peace, the basic principle being that while it is preferable to talk, debate and use diplomacy to deal with the world's problems, sometimes you have to be willing to fight and the sooner we understand that, the better off we are as a society...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Compared To Dan Savage, Ben Carson's A Class Act...

Last night, in one of my random thoughts, I made the observation that while Dr. Ben Carson is a fine and outstanding neurosurgeon - a pediatric neurosurgeon if I remember correctly - he was also a bit of a douche in regards to certain remarks he made in the media concerning whether homosexuality is a choice or not.

Now, we all have the right to our opinions and I'll defend the opinions of most everyone in this great and grand country...but, it doesn't mean that I won't turn around and call out those on the Deluded Left who also make dumb-ass remarks. Case in point: progressive scion - and hate-filled vulgarist - Dan Savage, who, when he heard Dr. Carson's remarks, tweeted this gem of a response:
Dear @RealBenCarson, Being gay is a choice? Prove it: Choose it yourself. Suck my dick. (Dan Savage, 4 March 2015)
Now, I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the political toolshed, but if a conservative had made that remark of Savage's in reverse, it would all over the chattering classes in a nanosecond; to pretend otherwise is to wear blinders to the realities of the world we live in. For what it is worth, I may not care much for Dr. Carson's political views at times, but I would much rather live in a world with the Ben Carson's of the world than in one with the Dan Savage's of the world.

H/T to Gay Patriot

Founder's Quote, 6 March 2015

[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. - Samuel Adams, essay in The Public Advertiser — 1749

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Random Thoughts, 5 March 2015

-Random Thought #1: As much as I admire Dr. Ben Carson for the work he's done over the years in the field of neurosurgery, after reading his recent remarks on whether being gay is a choice - news flash to the troglodytes: it ain't - I've come to the conclusion that he's a total douchebag...

-Random Thought #2: There will be a 20th season of Major League Soccer as both the league and the MLS Players' Union have come to terms over a new collective bargaining, if they'd just have promotion-and-relegation, I'd be happy, but I'll take a 20th season over it anyday...

-Random Thought #3: After the seemingly topsy-turvy patch of weather we've had in Western NC over the past few weeks, I'll gladly take a mid-summer stretch of weather any day of the week...

Founder's Quote, 5 March 2015

If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper — 1802

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Seared Music: Jethro Tull - "Thick As A Brick"

...I so want to say something here, but I'm gonna' hold my tongue on this one.... *whistles innocently*

Liberals' Attack Young Black Giuliani Supporter

...just as there is such a thing as a gay conservative, there is too such a thing as a black conservative....just ask this cat:

...which is why its' frankly outrageous to see the Left bring out the long knives against this kid for speaking his mind; frankly, we need more people like Mr. Pearson for two reasons: (1)it reminds us that diversity of thought is a good thing and (2)that the more black individuals being to think this way, the more it scares the Deluded Left...and that is a good thing, period.

MLS & MLS Players Union Agree To New CBA, 2015 Season To Start On Time

If you're a fan of 'the Beautiful Game" like I am, this is damn good news:
MLS and the MLS Players Union have agreed to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement to ensure the 2015 season will start on time, according to several sources familiar with the negotiations.
The two sides spent the three days trying to reach common ground in Washington, D.C. to avoid the first work stoppage in league history. They eventually closed the remaining gaps and reached an accord early Wednesday evening. The decision ensures MLS players will take the field as schedule for the start of the league's 20th season on Friday night in Carson, Calif. (Fox Sports)
So, all together now....

Founder's Quote, 4 March 2015

A penny saved is twopence clear. - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack — 1737

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Seared Music: Red Rider - "Lunatic Fringe"

*reads song title* ....if this isn't a good description of those 57 members of the Anti-Semite Party who boycotted Netanyahu's speech to Congress today, what is?

Israeli PM Netanyahu's Speech To Congress On Iran Nuclear Deal

...if Benjamin Netanyahu isn't this generation's Winston Churchill, who is?
Oh, and to the 57 or so Democrats' who decided to boycott today's should no longer be referred to as members of the Democrat Party but as members of the Anti-Semite Party because that is precisely how you acted today, especially KY Rep. John Yarmuth, who went so far as to say, "He can go home"...

Talk about setting a new low....its' a good thing the 57 members of the Democrat Anti-Semite Party weren't around in 1941 following Pearl Harbor; we might all be speaking German...or worse. Shame on you, Mr. Yarmuth....shame!

Founder's Quote, 3 March 2015

[W]hereas, to preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them; nor does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into actual service on every occasion. The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against it. - Federal Farmer, Antifederalist Letter, No.18 — 1787

Monday, March 2, 2015

Seared Music: Ghostland Observatory - "Midnight Voyage" to hear these cats in concert several years ago and let me tell you, they're a damn good band...period, full stop. 

No Books For You! Government Tries To Shut Free Libraries Down

Quoting: The concept of Little Free Libraries is simple-- take a book, leave a book. Any book; no need for regulation. But Government wants to take them over!

This doesn't surprise me: not only does the state want to control what you say and what you do in most places, they now seemingly want to control what you read....when did the free expression of ideas become a threat to the existence of the state?

Pseudo-Historian David Barton Claims AIDS Is A Punishment From God For Homosexuality & That Never Will Be A Cure

For what its' worth, I wholeheartedly agree with HBHM's Alvin McEwen:
Maybe it's just me but I tend to think that if God has decided that there will never be a vaccine for AIDS, He would inform the scientists steadily working on it instead of religious right fake historian David Barton who is infamous for his lies, distortions, and tone deafness to basic facts..
I've said it before and I'll say it again: it will be a good day when these charlatans who masquerade as "leaders" within the Christian faith (and FWIW, Rick Warren and others similar are included in this) are shoved aside so that an honest, thorough discussion of the faith without all the lamentations and gnashings' of teeth from the poor, poor persecuted crowd here in the U.S.

...Mr. Barton: with all due respect, sir...shut up!

H/T to Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters

Founder's Quote, 2 March 2015

We are firmly convinced, and we act on that conviction, that with nations as with individuals our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties, and history bears witness to the fact that a just nation is trusted on its word when recourse is had to armaments and wars to bridle others. - Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address — 1805