Thursday, March 19, 2009

Article I, Section 9, clause 3...

No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

For those unclear on the term, a Bill of Attainder is,

BILL OF ATTAINDER - An act of the legislature by which one or more persons are declared to be attainted, and their property confiscated.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Elections have consequences. This is the consequence of electing the dishonorable junior senator from Illinois to be the President.

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.

Got that? If you're in the military and get hurt on duty, Obama wants your private insurance to cover the cost of making you whole (or as close to whole as possible) again. This is why the Democrats must loose Congress in 2010, and this piece of slime needs to be chucked out on his ear come 2012.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The charm offensive continues...

...and it continues to make the Somme look like Desert Storm in comparison. Seriously, how do you blow a translation like this?

And they say Bush was terrible at diplomacy?

I don't recall Bush ever showing such an utter lack of class to the leader of one of our closest allies. With all due respect to Baldilocks, I have to go with my mother-in-law's theory that the guy is just tacky. (Not that the two theories are mutually exclusive...)

Monday, January 26, 2009

What I'm reading

I just finished Von Neumann's War by Ringo & Taylor. A pretty good read. Doc Taylor wrote the book on defending against an alien invasion. (No, seriously...) It suffers a little bit from Doc Taylor's patented "Hey y'all, hold my beer and watch this!" approach to engineering, but that may just be my personal tastes on the subject.

Added bonus: the book turned me on to a group called The Cruxshadows. Here is the song mentioned in "Von Neumann's War". Citidel

Republicans for tax cheats

Ten for the unemployment line the next time they face a primary. These are the RINOs for voted to put noted tax cheat Tim Geithner as the head of the Treasury Department.

Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Ensign (R-NV)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Only 649 days until the midterm elections

Now is the time to get organized and to get active. If we wait until the primaries, then it will be too late: The RINOs that the party hacks love to run will have too much of a lead to be beaten. Now is the time to do your research and find worthy conservative candidates to support. Now is the time to start volunteering with the local & state party organizations. We can't have a grass-roots revolt is there's no grass-roots out there.

As a helpful reminder, I've put a countdown clock down at the bottom of the blog.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Reeds Of Runnymede

The Reeds of Runnymede
Magna Charta, June 15, 1215

At Runnymede, At Runnymede,
What say the reeds at Runnymede?
The lissom reeds that give and take,
That bend so far, but never break,
They keep the sleepy Thames awake
With tales of John at Runnymede.

At Runnymede, at Runnymede,
Oh, hear the reeds at Runnymede:--
"You mustn't sell, delay, deny,
A freeman's right or liberty.
It makes the stubborn Englishry,
We saw 'em roused at Runnymede!

"When through our ranks the Barons came,
With little thought of praise or blame,
But resolute to pay a game,
They lumbered up to Runnymede;
And there they launched in solid time
The first attack on Right Divine--
The curt, uncompromising 'Sign!'
That settled John at Runnymede.

"At Runnymede, at Runnymede,
Your rights were won at Runnymede!
No freeman shall be fined or bound,
Or dispossessed or freehold ground,
Except by lawful judgment found
And passed upon him by his peers.
Forget not, after all these years,
The Charter Signed at Runnymede."

And still when Mob or Monarch lays
Too rude hand on English ways,
The whisper wakes, the shudder plays,
Across the reeds at Runnymede.
And Tames, that knows the moods of kings,
And crowds and priests and suchlike things,
Rolls deep and dreadful as he brings
Their warning down from Runnymede!

Rudyard Kipling

(Set to music by Leslie Fish and available here on the album "Serious Steel")