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Why are we doing this again???

September 21st, 2009 | 7 Comments | Posted in Abortion, Cry FREEDOM!, ramblings

My brain likes to take things and mash them together and come out with observations. For example, Take the ACORN tapes, My friend Michael’s shooting post, Strangers post on the 91 year old man who stopped an intruder, The NEA whoring for Obama, and the whole government insurance thing and swirl it around in my head for a bit and this is what happens.

Why does the government give money in the form of grants to any organization at all? We have ACORN that received cash, the NEA, Planned Parenthood, and a ton of others. I mean, look at this list! There’s federal domestic assistance, federal campaign participation, food distribution, faith based and community initiatives, and the list goes on and on and on.

I’m not against any of these organizations with the exception of ACORN and Planned Parenthood (which I will get to shortly) but this idea that the federal government should be collecting taxes from us and then handing it out on programs that they have decided are worthy of them is disturbing. What kind of Constitutional authority exists for this?? Yes, I’m going back to that old saw that all of us right wing extremists use any time we don’t want the government doing something – I’m referencing the LAW.

Now, I don’t want to hear an answer like “Well, Congress voted on it…” Because that is saying that Congress voted to expand their Constitutional authority when the Constitution clearly says that to amend the Constitution, which is what they are doing by voting themselves new powers, has to go through the gyrations laid out in Article V

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate

So, to give themselves more power they have to pass an amendment to the Constitution and I haven’t seen one that says “Congress shall collect, in the form of taxes, money to give to none government entities to perform services that are outside of the scope of Federal authority.”

Now this is not to say that these institutions that are receiving grants don’t do good works, I’m sure many of them do, but when you consider that the amounts of money thrown around are pretty large you are bound to have quite a bit of graft and corruption come into play. Let’s face it, you have a non-profit that you want to get some money for so you go to your senator and say “Gee, Mr. Senator would you help me get some money?” What do you think the most likely response from your Senator will be?

A – Sure, if you help me get re-elected

B – Sure, if you give a donation to my campaign fund

C – Sure, because I am just a wonderful guy that way

D – A and B but the press release will say C

Why do we have this? All it can do is help propagate a culture of corruption (apologies to Michelle Malkin) that will thrive on even more kickback and power grabbing. Shouldn’t these organizations that want my money give ME a good reason for my cash instead of just getting Congress to just pull it, unwillingly, from my pocket and handing it out for favors?

What if I am not in favor of the particular cause that the grant receiver is supporting? I personally don’t believe that abortion is the right answer for an unwanted pregnancy. I think it cheapens life, allows promiscuity without consequence and promotes the idea that children, and life, is as disposable as a used condom. I’ve had friends say “Well they hand out condoms too so people won’t get pregnant.” Once again, NOT MY PROBLEM! See, being able to rut like an animal and jump from one bed to another is not a RIGHT and not something that we, as a society, should be supporting.

How many unwed mothers are out there today because they got pregnant and the father bailed on them? Now, you’re probably saying “See, if she had an abortion she wouldn’t be in that position.” and I say that if she and the father had kept their pants on she wouldn’t be in that position either. Is it a hard line? Yes, it is. Because for too long all I have heard from the left on this subject is “Well, it’s a woman’s choice…” Great, just don’t use MY money to support that choice. If someone else wants to give their money to Planned Parenthood, fine but leave me the fuck out of it.

Oh, but wait… I can’t be left out of it because the government is giving my money to them so they can perform about 800,000 abortions each year and I can have no say over that. I’m not calling for a ban on abortion, it’s too late to put the genie back in the bottle anyway, but I am saying that I should not be forced by my government to give money to a group that I am diametrically opposed to.

So let’s turn this around for a moment and look at it through a different lens, if you will.

I, being wealthy and connected to a bunch of other wealth philanthropists, decided that I am going to create a new non-profit organization that we will call “Arms Across America”. The stated mission of A3 is to provide “Affordable and practical home protection as well as counseling and training on how to protect your family for law abiding citizens of the United States.”

Sounds OK so far, right? So part of that would be to help families get affordable security alarms, door locks and also to teach them about community watch programs, train them on how to be alert for potential assailants and how to avoid those situations. Kind of like how Planned Parenthood provides education in reproduction and gives out condoms – we’re doing preventative stuff with alarms and education. Now, we are also going to offer, for law abiding citizens, training in concealed carry, financial assistance for the needy in getting a firearm and legal assistance for their right to self defense. Kind of like how Planned Parenthood offers “solutions” for “unintended pregnancies” we would offer solutions for unwanted home invasions that were not stopped by the alarm systems (the condom of home protection).

Do you think the liberals would want their tax dollars to go to something like this? Would they be for an organization that is dedicated to training, arming and protecting the citizens of this country? Or would they hit the roof over the fact that their tax dollars were being handed out, in the form of government grants, to an organization that represents one of the things they hate most, and demand that no federal money be given to an organization that would promote gun ownership and actually help people acquire and train in the use of a firearm?

I’m thinking they would hit the roof.

So, if they would be so opposed to their money going to something that I would actually support, why then should MY money go to something that I don’t support but they do? The best thing would be to shut the whole damn thing down. We the people are smart enough to give our money to organizations that we want to support and we can do that on our own. In fact we could do a lot more of it if the government would stop ripping us off and saying that they are doing it to help us.

If they really want to help, the first thing they would do is quit giving our money away.

**UPDATE**

Yet another reason to stop giving my money out to special interest groups.  AARP getting kickbacks

Suzanne Somers should shut her pie hole

September 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in People are Stupid

In the category of “Celebrities Who Should STFU” our next award goes to Suzanne Somers who had this to say about the passing of Patrick Swayze:

“They took this beautiful man and they basically put poison in him,” she reportedly said. “Why couldn’t they have built him up nutritionally and gotten rid of the toxins in his body? I hate to be this controversial. I’m a singer-dancer-comedienne. But we have an epidemic going on, and I have to say it.”

The man has JUST passed away and she comes out with her hippy-dippy BS.  Why can’t people like her just shut the fuck up and let his family and friends mourn in peace?  NO, she has to use it to push her own bullshit viewpoints on medicine.

Are you a doctor Suzanne?  No, your not.  According to your own statement you are a ‘singer-dancer-comedienne’ – all of which are debatable – but not a doctor.  So while I know nothing about your case I will say this – you know nothing about his either and I am sure that his doctors did everything that they could to not only cure him but give him a healthy life.  Sometime you can win those fights and sometimes you can’t but to insinuate that his doctors killed him goes beyond the pale and shows how ignorant you truly are.

What is it with celebrities that make them think “Oh, I have to share my wisdom with the world, they NEED me!”  No, we really don’t.  What we need you to do is shut your pie hole and go away.

Rest in peace Mr. Swayze

Please tell me this is a joke

September 12th, 2009 | 11 Comments | Posted in Movies, ramblings

Another “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie… WTF???

Depp will reprise his role as Capt. Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” slated for summer of 2011. It’s the fourth in a series.

Dressed as Sparrow, Depp staggered around the stage and embraced Walt Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook, who announced the news to about 5,000 fans on hand for the D23 Expo, Disney’s answer to Comic-Con.

Yeah, just what the world needs, another crappy movie, because ‘At World’s End” wasn’t bad enough for them

I know I’ve said this before, but is there NO originality left in Hollyweird?  Are they so afraid of taking a chance on something new that instead all we get is retread after retread.  And then, when they DO try something new they either take the original story and screw it up so bad you can’t recognize it from the book that they took it from, or the do something so left wing artsy that the only people that go to see it are the Hollyweird people themselves.

And to add insult to injury, Depp will be in a Lone Ranger movie…. as Tonto.

In his presentation of upcoming Disney films, Cook also announced that Depp would play Tonto in an upcoming big-screen adaptation of “The Lone Ranger.”

Yea, cause I bet there was NO WAY you could find a Native American who could act, right?  I remember laughing over the fact that Hollywood had Chuck Connors play Geronimo, the bluest eyed Geronimo you will ever see, and how Hollywood is all about rights and equality but they are so concerned with equal rights that they once again can’t find an Native American to play a Native American.

Why is that somehow OK to do this but it’s not OK when Robert Downey Jr put on blackface to play a character in “Tropic Thunder”? It must be a ‘black thing’ or something that I’m just not smart enough to understand.  In any event, a big “thank you” to Disney for proving that, even without Eisner, they are still going to shovel crap to us and call it a feast.

Rememberance

September 11th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in History, Libtards

As I write this I remember where I was when our world changed eight years ago. Like my friend Jennifer I’m still angry.  I’m angry enough that I want a government that shares my anger rather than boot licking the bastards that cheered while our citizens died.

I find it strange though.  Only eight years have passed since that horrible day and out here in San Francisco people are like “Oh, yeah, that’s right 9/11…”

How can you forget something like this?  How is it that on THIS DAY of all days you don’t remember what happened in a history you were part of?  Did the attacks mean nothing to the people out here?  Did they sit around thinking to themselves “Well, we’re peaceful, man, and like they should know that”

No, I don’t understand how this day can come around and the people I see aren’t filled with rage remembering what happened.  They shrug and move on with what they were doing.

I spent seven years of my life defending this country and risking my life so that I could come home and watch people react with total disinterest when remembering the most destructive attack on US soil in modern history.  The left coast makes me sick.

Never forget, never forgive, never surrender.

**UPDATE**

Obama shows his strong resolve this day by painting a living room.  Can we end the joke now and put the adults back in charge? It’s gone on long enough.

Joe Wilson’s the MAN!

September 9th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Cry FREEDOM!

While the Democrats and the Liberal left love to run around accusing Bush of lying, the Republicans of lying and basically anyone on the right who draws a breath of being a liar, they will never say it to the enemies face.  Instead they will go onto friendly news programs where the host will fawn over them, get tingles up their legs and essentially do everything except give them a bj on national television.

Joe Wilson though did what every other Conservative in the room was thinking, he called Obama out on the bullshit and said it to his face – OBAMA IS A LIAR!  And thank God for Joe Wilson having the balls to do that.   Of course John McCain immediately afterwords jumped to Obama’s defense and said that Wilson should apologize,  but I expect no less from that RINO.

The best part of it all is the look on San Fran Nan’s face.  Total shock that ANYONE would dare to attack TEH ONE!

I do believe the times they are a changin’.

Marketing FAIL

September 8th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in ramblings

Probably not the best marketing idea to have a ice cream called Fudge Tracks next to the toilet paper

aisle-sign1 fudge-tracks

toilet-paper

Who want’s ICE CREAM!!!!

yeah… maybe not…