8:30pm August 25th East Coast Updates and Whatnot – Hurricane Drama.
Hurricane Mania began to hit Florida this past Sunday and is now at fever pitch up and down the East Coast. I can in no way duplicate the drama here that you find on the Weather Channel right now, but I sure have had to take a serious look at this storm as it has approached. As all of you are painfully aware of by now, I have predicted that a major Hurricane will hit or pass close by me here in Northeast Florida this year, and having already seen many of my somewhat over the top predictions for 2011 come true to a frightening degree, I have to take a hard look at events such as this to determine what degree of accuracy my instincts, input and reasoning provide.
We know who Ann Barnhardt is. She pokes the lions with her sticks. She burns the Koran on You tube and other things. This is what she looks like:
Today she has posted on her site her beliefs about the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That’s the one that gave women the right to vote in elections. Surprisingly she says it was a mistake.
You think giving women the right to vote was a bad thing?”
Quoth I in retort,
“Oh, HELL yes.”
Up until women’s suffrage, a man was the head of his marriage and his household, and his vote represented not just himself but his entire family, including his wife and his children. When men voted, they were conscious of the fact that they were voting not just for themselves and their own personal interests, but they were also charged with the responsibility of discerning and making the ultimate decision about what was in the best interests of their entire family. Wow. Isn’t that nuts? Men being . . . responsible?
As soon as the 19th amendment was passed, men were effectively castrated, and in many, many cases disenfranchised by their wives. No longer was the man the head of the household. No longer was he responsible for his wife. Now the wife was a “co-husband” at best, or a flat-out adversary at worst. The notion of a man making the final decision about what was best for his wife and family per his God-given vocation as husband and father was now over. Now all he was good for was bringing home the bacon – but even that wouldn’t last.
Women are made with a healthy, innate desire to be provided for and protected. I know this because I am a woman, despite the pair of enormous brass balls I have to carry around. Those are merely an anomaly. Please ignore them, and no, you may not touch them. I just polished them last night. Back to the point, women want someone or someTHING to take care of them. For this reason, women tend to lean socialist, and are generally in favor of the expansion of government when the government promises to “provide” for them.”
Ann says her position on women voting is reason enough that she could never be elected to public office. There may be some truth to that. I just wonder how much of her bluster is because she enjoys her new-found notoriety.
…and I started taking pictures. What do you think of this one?
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So would I support Rick Perry for president? Hell, yes! As the last nail that hasn’t been hammered down in this country, I agree with Rick that there are already too damn many laws, taxes, regulations, panels, committees, and bureaucrats. While Obama is busy putting the hyphen between “anal” and “retentive” Rick will be rolling up his sleeves and getting to work.
A still, small voice within keeps telling me that Rick Perry’s best day may yet be ahead of him, and so too, hopefully, will be America’s.”
Jon Stainbrook, chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party, said there is “high-level interest in the national Republican Party” in a potential Wurzelbacher candidacy.
“We are encouraging Joe to run,” Mr. Stainbrook said. “He hasn’t made any official decision yet.”
Chris Maloney, spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, said a candidate like Mr. Wurzelbacher would have strong fund-raising capabilities thanks to national recognition he received during the 2008 presidential campaign, but added such star power would have to be weighed against the advantages of experience that someone like a state legislator could bring to the race.
Mr. Wurzelbacher wouldn’t confirm or deny a congressional run. “I think it’s a very interesting idea,” he said Tuesday. “That’s as much as I can say.”
Samuel 'Joe The Plumber' Wurzelbacher
Mr. Wurzelbacher has been a frequently requested public speaker. More recently, he said he’s been heavily involved with a veterans organization called Alaska’s Healing Hearts, which provides outdoor programs such as hunting and fishing for wounded soldiers.
On August 11, Peter D’Attilio was merely handing out 2-inch-wide pro-life bookmark flyers at a local fair in Franklin, Massachusetts when he was arrested, handcuffed, and beaten by police while his hands were cuffed behind his back.
The police then accused him of conspiring to plant bombs at the event, telling him that pro-life people “are known for that kind of thing.” They ransacked his truck with “bomb-sniffing dogs” while he was being held in a cell at the police station. He was charged with resisting arrest and disturbing the peace and now faces 2½ years in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines. He strongly denies all of the charges
He has also been told that as a result of the incident he has been put on a “terrorist watch list.”
Joe Biden explains in an amazing 68 word sentence.
“And so language, the ability not only to master the ability to put your ideas into words succinctly on a platform to communicate ideas to your own people, it is even more impressive when you have the capacity to do that and communicate your ideas, especially as future business and political and moral leaders of the world in the language of the people to whom you are speaking.”
Some people have a way with words and some people… um… not.. have.. way. I guess. I dunno.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported tourists arriving to a Gibson Guitar factory in downtown Memphis this morning to find the doors locked and agents inside.
No arrests have been made, he said.
Chavez said the raid stems from a Texas case, but declined to offer more details.
“We can’t get into specifics right now,” Chavez said. “This is an ongoing investigation.”
Gibson officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
The missus and I toured this factory when we were in Memphis in May. It was fascinating. I know nothing about guitars but do enjoy woodworking and this was the ultimate precision woodworking shop. That, it seems, is what Fish and Wildlife is so interested in. The best bet is that they are raiding the plant because they suspect they are using protected wood that is a no-no for guitars.
So here we go. Yep, one raid in one city isn’t that big of a deal but the aggregation of the tens of thousands of rules that result in these types of raids is a giant anchor around the neck an economy that is barely treading water. This is no small part of the reason the American economy is floundering.
Maybe Gibson will decide that, rather than employing American craftsmen in Memphis it would be easier to employ the Chinese in China. This sort of shit plays a role in that decision.
It’s been what, almost 8 months since Gabrielle Giffords’ horrific morning at the Safeway? She’s made remarkable progress and the fact that she’s alive at all borders on miraculous. That said…
Ok, I know this is going to seem crass, impolite, or just plain mean to some folks but the question does need to be asked and I may as well be the one flayed for posting it so publicly. Trust me, we aren’t going to hell for pointing out the obvious quandry:
We live on an amazing planet. No doubt about it. Everywhere you look, you can witness life. From the depths of the oceans, to the desolate deserts, there are signs of life. Environmentalists are always claiming that man is natures worst enemy, responsible for the extinction and endangerment of thousands of species. Well, this could be partly true that man can play a large part in the demise of certain life , but I won’t go into that here and now. However, just when the environmentalists convince you that man will eliminate all species on earth, most likely from AGW, we find a new discovery of a new species, never seen by human eyes, and new studies coming out such as this one.
A new study estimates that Earth has almost 8.8 million species, but we’ve only discovered about a quarter of them. And some of the yet-to-be-seen ones could be in our own backyards, scientists say.
So far, only 1.9 million species have been found. Recent discoveries have been small and weird: a psychedelic frog fish, a lizard the size of a dime and even a blind hairy mini-lobster at the bottom of the ocean.
This is fantastic news! Perhaps one day we will find that elusive Sasquatch or Nessie after all. I’m not surprised one iota that there are new species just waiting to be discovered. In fact, we have been discovering new species all along without even knowing it. Here are some of the new species we’ve just recently discovered. More below the fold…
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson and Sidewinder perform a cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Sidewinder is part of the 571st Air Force Band, 131st Bomb Wing, Air National Guard. They are deployed as the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Band.
The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up the national debt from 5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.
If you noticed we were down for a couple of hours this afternoon, it was because the web host for the Revo – Godaddy – shut the site down after receiving a copyright violation notice. The owner of the copyright on a photo of a plastic egg with jelly beans located on this post had the site blocked.
I had to swear my life away under threats of penalties of perjury (and delete the image of course) in order to get the site back up. I think this is the end of it.
We need to have a discussion about what, if anything, we should do about this threat. For the record, I support the right of the copyright owner to exercise her rights regarding her work. It would have been nice if Godaddy would have notified me and given me the chance to take the photo down before suspending service, however.
So, should I disable the thousands of images in the archives? I think not, but this sort of thing is a bit troubling.
Multiply people with this mentality by several million and it’s not hard to understand why this Country finds itself in its current economic situation. MILLIONS of people spend absolutely as much free taxpayer provided money as they can get away with spending simply because they CAN get away with it. Michelle Obama has provided a stunning example that every Ghetto Queen tries to emulate but she didn’t get there on her own. This is something she has learned from others. It’s all part of “getting over on the man”.
Notice that you have not and will not find a story like this in the U.S. Mainstream Media.
While the President enjoys his vacation, I tried to talk some sense into his party’s leadership. As you can see in the video, I gave them tough love & tough talk about the importance of the free market – we need to put the liberal donkey days behind us.”
Texas GOP Congressional Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients To Donkeys In New Ad
Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams is running for Congress on a staunchly anti-Obama, anti-government platform. He recently came out with a new video ad called “The Donkey Whisperer” that’s raising a lot of eyebrows for conflating Democrats with welfare recipients and comparing them to donkeys.”
This morning the US Mint has suspended sales of all remaining numismatic gold coin offerings. The move comes as the market price of gold has jump another $35 to nearly $1,890 per ounce. Prior to the suspension, products were priced based on an average gold price in the $1,750 to $1,799.99 range.”
Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinois’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate.
I guarantee you that somewhere in Illinois, policy makers have seen these figures and are talking about raising taxes in order to create jobs. I guarantee it.
An old standby in science fiction of the Lost in Space/Star Trek/Twilight Zone genre is to give a robot contradictory facts. This universally causes the computer brains of robots to go into some kind of an self destructive GOTO 10 loop until their robot heads explode.
The nation’s second-largest Indian tribe formally booted from membership thousands of descendants of black slaves who were brought to Oklahoma more than 170 years ago by Native American owners.
The Cherokee nation voted after the Civil War to admit the slave descendants to the tribe.
But on Monday, the Cherokee nation Supreme Court ruled that a 2007 tribal decision to kick the so-called “Freedmen” out of the tribe was proper.
The controversy stems from a footnote in the brutal history of U.S. treatment of Native Americans. When many Indians were forced to move to what later became Oklahoma from the eastern U.S. in 1838, some who had owned plantations in the South brought along their slaves.
Some 4,000 Indians died during the forced march, which became known as the “Trail of Tears.”
“Victim on victim victimization in which a victim victimizes a victim! ERROR! ERROR! Does not compute!”