Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day

Remember Bunker Hill and Yorktown; Vicksburg, Shilo and Gettysburg; Ypres, Belleau Wood and Dieppe. Do not forget Iwo Jima or The Bulge or the Chosen Reservoir or Khe Sanh. Remember Fallujah, it was only yesterday. Honor those who have preserved your freedom by reflecting on their service.

If we do not remember those who gave their lives to preserve our way of life, we are likely to lose that way of life by the worst possible means - the mistake of thinking things had to be the way they are and not some other way.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- John McCrae, May 1915

Friday, May 25, 2012

Blog about #brettkimberlin day

News about #brettkimberlin
Brett Kimberlin, AKA "The Speedway Bomber," is a convicted serial bomber who served only 17 years of a 50 year sentence. He was convicted of perjury while still a teenager. Since his release he has been quite active in support of "Progressive" causes. He has also been busy with lawsuits against bloggers who mention his felonious past. That's why today is his day.

Rather than repeat information given elsewhere, I'm providing some links to help him lower his profile to the depths it deserves: Here, here, here, here and here.

There is much more, but those will give you some feeling for the man.

Update: 5:25PM. These links are well worth a visit: How to kill the First Amendment and Free speech blogburst.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Funding the Speedway Bomber

Conservative Blogs Learn Of Brett Kimberlin ...and more about the Tides Foundation, Barbra Streisand and Teresa Heinz Kerry, supporters all.

Follow the links at the link above. It makes Bill Ayers look like an angel. This story should be more widely known. If Kimberlin had tea party connections, you can bet it already would be.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Petition Check

In March, the #Wisconsin Government Accountability Board certified 900,939 signatures on a petition to recall Governor Scott Walker. Apparently, they found 4,001 duplicate names, and struck 26,109 incomplete signatures. They discovered only 5 fake names.

Whether the latter number strains your credulity depends on whether your name is Eric Holder, I suppose. I find it unlikely that there weren't more bogus names. After all, there were as many University of Wisconsin doctors violating professional ethics in order to write fake "illness" excuses for Madison protestors a very short time ago.

Yesterday, Wisconsin held a primary to select candidates for the recall election. In total, 670,278 people voted in the Democrat primary. This means nearly a quarter million (230,661) of those who signed the recall petition didn't vote for a Democrat. There are many conclusions that might be drawn.

1. The names weren't fake, they just weren't living people.
2. The 230,000 voted for Scott Walker. Though he was effectively unopposed, he garnered 626,538 votes.
3. Social pressure to sign the petitions was high, and many people signed a petition they did not believe in.
4. The 230,000 didn't vote. They were turned off by overreaching Union tactics.

Evidence supporting number 3 is that the recall petition was heavily, nearly exclusively, Big Union driven. They managed to get a large number of signatures, but 25% came from people who didn't care about the result of the primary they helped initiate.

Evidence supporting number 4 is that the preferred Big Union candidate needed a huge turnout to win, which she didn't get, even though unions spent heavily on negative ads against her opponent - now the Democrat candidate for governor. Among other things, the unions said he was just like Scott Walker. We can only hope.

If we accept numbers 3 and 4 above as explanatory, we get a good demonstration of why unions want to eliminate the secret ballot from union organizing activities. This is known popularly as "Card Check." Card Check proposes to dramatically change union certification rules. Under existing law, workers are allowed to vote for or against unionization in a federally supervised secret ballot election. Under Card Check, proposed by Orwellian inclined Democrats as the "Employee Free Choice Act," if more than 50% of workers at a facility sign a card, the government must certify the union. A secret ballot election would be prohibited, whether workers want one or not.

By forcing workers to sign a card in public — instead of vote in private — Card Check is a recipe for intimidation and coercion.

What people do in private is different from what they do when a union rep is breathing down their neck.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

War on women

#MarissaAlexander I've never really understood why armed self-defense isn't taught at domestic violence shelters.
A Florida woman faces prison after firing a warning shot to scare off an abusive husband.
Perhaps something other than a warning shot would have been more appropriate. After all, the serial abuser of women says he would have tried to take the gun away if his sons hadn't been there.

He's likely lying. I don't think he was worried about setting a bad example for his sons by beating a woman in front of them. He was worried about getting shot.

The 8% solution

Who are these people?! We need to get them some help.

This is only comprehensible if 8% of the population were Congresscritters and their relatives and friends. And, I guess, lobbyists, corporatist whores, OWS apparatchiks, the entire staff at MSNBC, Keith Olberman, officers of Teachers Unions and the motley assortment of 5th columnists with which we are always afflicted. Hmmm, maybe 8% isn't ridiculous.