Saturday, February 13, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead At 79

One of America's leading conservative voices is now one with the Ages...
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, the San Antonio Express-News reported on Saturday afternoon. He was 79. Scalia passed away in his sleep while on a hunting trip in Marfa, Texas. Foul play is not suspected. (Townhall)
Here's a good bit of background on Scalia's legacy in terms of the numerous court cases that he heard over the course of his time on the High Court, but it would be very safe to assume that the already contentious 2016 presidential campaign has just taken a major turn with Justice Scalia's passing.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Seared Music: Mott The Hoople - "All The Young Dudes"

.....can't think of anything to say other than that this is a good song to wrap up the week with....

1944 vs. 2015

(Reddit r/Conservative: 1944 vs. 2015)

....and remember, folks: those kids at the bottom might be running the country someday...

The Modern Democrat Party In A Nutshell...

Granted, I'm not a fan of Robert Stacy McCain per se', but damn if he doesn't describe the modern-day Democrat Party to a tee here:
The Democrat Party is the world’s most successful hate group. It attracts poor people who hate rich people, black people who hate white people, gay people who hate straight people, feminists who hate men, environmentalists who hate the internal combustion engine, and a lot of bratty college kids who hate their parents. However, the real secret of the party’s success is that it attracts the support of journalists who hate Republicans, and who therefore work tirelessly to convince the rest of us that we should vote for Democrats. (The Other McCain via. Gay Patriot)
Yeah, that 'bout describes the Democrat Party nowadays...

H/T to Gay Patriot

Founder's Quote, 12 Feb. 2016

It is a just observation that the people commonly intend the Public Good. This often applies to their very errors. But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend they always reason right about the means of promoting it. - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 71 — 1788

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Seared Music: Rossington Collins Band - "Don't Misunderstand Me"

....been going through the music library, trying to find some good classic music to post....here's one song in particular....enjoy!  :)

Political Thought, 11 Feb. 2016

As I read this article over at Gay Patriot, I can't help but agree with them in that the Democrat Primary race is one weird-ass race; I mean, you've got an avowed Marxist who's funded by the trust-fund wealthy on one side while on the other you have a Wall-Street funded witch - and I use that term loosely, folks - whose likely broken a crap-ton of intelligence classification rules...

....and Democrats think either one of these two should be the next President of the United States? Repeat after me....WTF?!?

Founder's Quote, 11 Feb. 2016

It is evident from the state of the country, from the habits of the people, from the experience we have had on the point itself, that it is impracticable to raise any very considerable sums by direct taxation. - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 12 — 1787

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Seared Music: Harold Faltemeyer - "Axel F" (from Beverly Hills Cop)

....if there's a short list of great things that come out of the Motor City, one of them has to be the fictional character of Axel Foley...

Bernie & Al...


...wonder if anyone's told Senator Sanders that the Rev. Al is a perennial tax scofflaw?

Founder's Quote, 10 Feb. 2016

It is much to be wished that slavery may be abolished. The honour of the States, as well as justice and humanity, in my opinion, loudly call upon them to emancipate these unhappy people. To contend for our own liberty, and to deny that blessing to others, involves an inconsistency not to be excused. - John Jay, letter to R. Lushington — 1786

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Canned...


*scratches head in thought* ...you know, this could apply to a lot of politicians besides Rubio...

Founder's Quote, 9 Feb. 2016

The principle of the Constitution is that of a separation of legislative, Executive and Judiciary functions, except in cases specified. If this principle be not expressed in direct terms, it is clearly the spirit of the Constitution, and it ought to be so commented and acted on by every friend of free government. - Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison — 1797

Monday, February 8, 2016

Seared Music: Starbuck - "Moonlight (Feels Right)"

...how many more weeks is it until spring, folks?

Free Cheese...

Founder's Quote, 8 Feb. 2016

Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state. - George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention — 1788

Could Jeb Still Have A Shot At The GOP Nomination?

.....and all this time I thought his campaign had the air of a Walking Dead extra....
“With his few remaining breaths as a candidate, however, Bush may have a path out from his debacle, an actual shot at the nomination. For months, he tried and failed to crush Sen. Marco Rubio. But he wielded the hatchet like a man who would rather be sailing. What he needed was a wingman. Last night, Gov. Chris Christie, with his bully’s instinct for weakness, baited the golden boy into choking—thereby, relieving Bush of all the throbbing pressure to stage a miraculous New Hampshire comeback.”
“Nobody — not the media, not the GOP establishment — can now consider Rubio a fait accompli. Republicans can see the fear in Rubio’s eyes, and it has panicked them, confirming all their nagging anxieties. There was a reason that the party has resisted its urge to fully rally around the perfect paper candidate.”
“As Republicans scrounge for their center-right tribune, they will find themselves coming full circle. Christie has no cash and no organization beyond New Hampshire. Kasich is out-of-synch with his party; his moderation won’t play outside a few suburban pockets. Which only leaves one.” (Slate via. Political Wire)
Long story short: all campaign, Jeb Bush has been trying to knock out his former Florida apprentice, Marco Rubio, with little success....this weekend's debate saw him finally get some solid shots at the Cuban courtesy of fellow governor Chris Christie, who proved two things: (1)that Marco Rubio still needs a lot of work if he's to become the "Establishment" choice for the nomination and (2)that we shouldn't count out either Jeb Bush or Chris Christie as the "Governor" choice w/in the GOP...the problem with #2, however, is that neither Jeb or Christie have much in the way of staying power, so what they're trying to look, it would appear, is basically bleed Rubio to death, making him appear as weak as possible.