America’s Debt

There has been a lot of political rhetoric thrown about during the recent debates on raising the debt ceiling. Finally I have found a politician that speaks to me on federal debt:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies . . . Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

Americans deserve better indeed. The thoughtful politician who uttered those words?

Barack H. Obama on March 20, 2006 as he prepared to vote against raising the debt ceiling at the request of the Bush administration.


In Defense of Pork

No, I’m not talking about the stimulus, or spendulus, or porkulus or whatever you want to call the omnibus earmark bill that will impoverish my offspring for generations to come. I’m talking about the meat.

I was at the office the other day. At lunch I went down to the cafeteria to nosh on the fine food stylings of the Sodexho crew.

I ended up at the grill as I usually do chatting with my favorite cuñado. I ordered a cheeseburger and he asked me what sounded like a simple question….”Bacon señor?”

I thought for a moment. Bacon? Why hell yes! I’ll take some bacon. He nodded and started adding a couple of crisp sweet slices of heaven’s own meat to my burger. But  I was still contemplating the deeper meaning of his question, Bacon señor?

What did he really mean? Was he simply asking in the culinary sense or was this a call to arms? A challenge for all who love bacon to take a stand. Show our true bacon striped colors? Tell the world that hell yes, damn the consequences and what everyone else thinks I’ll have some bacon?

I decided he was probably just asking about the burger since his next question was “fries?” My answer was the same as always, “curly por favor” but having gone through the mental cogitation decided I would make my stand for bacon.

And so dear readers, here is my question, my challenge, my call to arms (and shanks):

Bacon señor?

A Fresh New Scent For A Fresh New Year

I took Esposa’s MegaSUV to the car wash a few weeks back and was perusing the automotive accessory type stuff while I waited. The usual fare. Compass on a Suction Cup. Various types of space saving, automotive convenience  products and the usual assortment of air fresheners from the vaunted Ozium in a handy glove box size to the traditional pine scented hang on the rearview tree type. One thing I hadn’t noticed is that they now have the traditional pine tree in green, but also a veritable designers pallette of other scents as well. There was the berry scent on a purple pine tree. The cherry scent on a red pine tree. Each with a picture of their respective fruits just in case you weren’t hip to the color code or able to read the print prominently displayed at the bottom of each. I was puzzled by the sky blue tree adorned with parting clouds and a rainbow. Looking closer at the freshener though the mystery was solved.

Smells like a cross between unicorn farts and Skittles
Smells like a blend of unicorn farts and Skittles

I think I’m gonna buy one of those when my stimulus check comes in.

Imam Auditioning for Role as Obama’s New Spiritual Mentor

In the vacuum left by the departure of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright from the Obamassiah campaign, you know the vacuum that literally sucked the wind out of the anointed one’s sails, there have been several entrants into the race (you like what I did there?). Pretenders such as Rev. James Meeks and Donnie (Pray the Gay Away) McClurkin have both entered the fray. (H/T Gabe at the AoSHQ)

Now meet Imam Abdul Makim, who made his play today to be the new Hater in Chief. Whilst justifying the hypothetical murder and rape of non-practitioners of the Religion of Peace ™, including their wives and daughters, Imam Abdul spake thusly:

“Because non-Muslims are never innocent, they are guilty of denying Allah and his prophet,” the Imam says, according to the report. “If you don’t believe me, here is the legal authority, the top Muslim lawyer of Britain.”

And of course said counselor steadfastly agreed with the Imam that practitioners of the One True Faith ™ are by definition innocent.

Sounds like a perfect fit.

But here’s my question. If non-practitioners of the Greatest Religion On The Earth. Evar! ™ are so unclean, how can a jihadi who would never let the tastebud nirvana that is bacon cross his lips, stick his private bits into (what to them) is the moral equivalent of apes and pigs?

Quite a paradox this Religion of All Things Wonderful Under Allah’s Golden Sun (except bacon) ™.

The Audacity of Obamaness

Reading the Saturday morning newbloginess through the Ace filter this afternoon and found a great post on the absolutely absurd assertion by the Obamaredeemer that he’s never heard many of Jeremiah Wright’s, his pastor, friend, mentor, and spiritual yoda, more extreme America hating, race baiting, paranoid conspiracy filled diatribes. Clearly bunk. Ace proves it.

About halfway through the post there’s a link to another great nugget of a post from Doug Ross @ Journal which juxtaposes Wright quotes with those of the Obamassiah. Very well done. But what jumped off the screen at me was this picture:

080315-obama-patriotism.jpg It’s clear from the actions of 3 out of 4 individuals in this shot what is going on. Obviously the national anthem is playing.

Um….excuse me senator but WTF?

Maybe they didn’t teach this at the madrassa you attended but when the national anthem’s playing it is traditional to place your right hand over the place where your heart would be if you weren’t an alien spaceform planted by intergalactic rogues bent on taking over our planet and wiping out the human race so that they could steal our carbon dioxide to cool the dilithium crystals that run their spaceships.

I started out not liking you. This picture ratchets that dislike up by a factor of thousands.