“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bubba & Wonderboy Sanitize KKK Member Senator Robert Byrd

Glenn Beck has spent a fair amount of time on several of his programs this week excoriating Wonderboy and Bubba Clinton for their whitewashing of Robert Byrd's KKK background.

Byrd, who mercifully died recently, finally ending a disgraceful and overly-long Senate career, was very active in the KKK and in anti-black initiatives throughout his young and middle-aged adult life.

He didn't simply participate in the Klan, he started a chapter! He even had one of those silly titles, like Grand Octopus or something.

As Beck pointed out, contrary to Bubba's claims, Byrd was not some youth committing a youthful indiscretion by joining the KKK. No, he was in his late 20s and already in federal office.

Later, in his late 40s, Byrd voted to filibuster the Civil Rights Act.

Beck reached his zenith on this issue, though, when he compared NY Times headlines, written by the same person, on the occasions of two old Senate codgers' deaths.

For Republican Strom Thurmond, the headline noted that he 'opposed integration,' while Byrd was called a 'pillar of the Senate.'

Stooping even lower, Wonderboy, of at least partial black heritage, simply glossed over Byrd's smarmy background and KKK activism.

By the way, Thurmond, while pro-segregation and anti-integration during the 1950s, never joined the KKK.

Beck also contrasted the rough treatment former GOP Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott received simply for giving Thurmond accolades on his birthday, and positively noting that, if Thurmond's slower approach to integration had been tried, there probably would have been far less strife in America.

For this, Lott was railroaded from his leadership position and, in time, the Senate.

Now, I happen to think Lott is a bona fide idiot and fool. But what's fair, is fair. If Lott never joined the KKK and never obstructed integration personally, why did he suffer punishment at the hands of the liberal media and Democratic Senators, while Bobby Byrd, West Virginia's Senatorial crustacean, had the stench of his KKK activism miraculously eliminated, and his overall record and actions on civil rights totally expunged.

We're in Wonderland now, for sure. And it's not good for the truth.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Frisco Nan on Economics, Job Creation & Unemployment Insurance

You cannot make this stuff up.

Over the recent July 4th holiday weekend, I was nauseated to see a video clip of Frisco Nan explaining why and how extended unemployment insurance benefits "are the best way" to create jobs.

According to economics Nobel Laureate Nan, giving the idle your tax dollars, after a rinsing and haircut by the federal government's sticky fingers, to the unemployed allows them to spend, spend, spend!

All that spending will, of course, create new jobs!

Yep....untold millions of jobs. That's why it's "the best way" to create new jobs.

Not cutting payroll taxes for everyone. Or extending the Bush tax cuts. Or lowering income tax rates across the board.

Those old, unworkable ideas would give people their own money back to spend or invest. Maybe start a new business.

No fun there for Nan and her Progressive friends, is there?

Nope. Instead, it's much much better for billions of your tax dollars, either taxed now, or in the future, to pay for borrowed money, to be sprinkled onto people who aren't working. See, they are better positioned to spend your money than you are!


Good. Now you understand Frisco Nan's school of economics.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Michael Steele's Outburst

Here's a YouTube video in which, if you turn up the volume, you can hear the passage in which GOP Committee Chairman Michael Steele contended that Wonderboy should have learned from history and never pushed the Afghanistan war.

Honestly, I wonder what the hell Steele was thinking.

Doesn't he realize that George W. Bush put us into Afghanistan, and for good reason? That this may have been our First Rookie's attempt to show he could think about military issues, but never made any real sense in terms of prioritizing one country over another?

I had high hopes for Steele initially. But with each passing month or so, he seems to pull another rock. If I thought another person could capable replace him at this late date, prior to the November elections, I'd say they should.

As it is, though, replacing Steele at this juncture would give Democrats a red herring issue with which to divert attention from their awful performance.

I say leave the idiot in until year's end, then get a new broom to sweep the GOP organization clean for 2012.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Has The NRA Gone Crazy?

The news out of Washington and Arizona today was that the NRA is expected to endorse Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his bid for re-election.

If you want to understand why ordinary voters have become so sceptical of most, if not all, government and special interest groups, this is a good example.

Evidently, the NRA has decided that supporting Reid will give it a pass on potential gun control legislation, should Reid win.

It's not enough that the NRA has already sold out on the Democrats' bill to squash political free speech by accepting an exemption in exchange for silence on the legislation.

Now, the NRA is apparently prostituting itself by backing a brainless liberal in exchange for narrow protection of its own interests.

This is why 'special' interests are so slippery and suspect.

Reid is one very bad Senator. The NRA has typically been out for its own narrow interest. Now that the two are apparently about to share a bed, look out for a big sellout by the NRA, for probably no real gain in the end.

When's the last time Democrats held up their end of a bargain with business or other special interests, other than the UAW and other labor unions?