Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Well, it turns out that I may be in luck because; it looks like prospective Republican Senatorial Candidate is selling snake oil.
He wants, reportedly, the State of
So how will he do this when he / if he becomes Senator? If you thought perhaps he’ll introduce legislation to transfer some
So how would Miller begin transferring federal lands to the state of
One way would be to build a strong coalition at the congressional level that could move the country toward a "constitutional model," as Miller puts it, in which the power of the state overrides the power of the federal government in almost all situations.
But this may happen on its own, too, Miller said.
He believes the federal government is headed toward bankruptcy if spending isn't brought under control. If the federal government runs out of money to maintain lands, it would have no choice but to relinquish control and ownership to the states, Miller said.
"If you look at, for example, Greece, where you had people killed on the streets and riots throughout -- if you don't think that's going to be the same sort of thing that happens in this country, think again," Miller said.
"My hope is it's a pragmatic change that occurs through leadership. But again, we must be prepared as leaders to confront what happens when this nation fiscally goes bankrupt."
News Flash to Miller. We tried this already with the Articles of Confederation. It didn’t work.
Example: Say the Constitution Model has been adopted as some parts of the
This has left Alaska with no other option if it is to get its oil to market than to become annexed by Canada, North Korea, the Peoples Republic China or risk the threat of piracy on the High Seas, as a new breed of entrepreneurs have learned that hijacking oil tankers bound for Asia is very profitable. As a result, Alaskan President Miller decides that it can do business with the surviving west coast Government, the former US States of Washington and Oregon, which have combined to form the new Soviet Socialist Republics of Pacifica.
The State of
Thanks to the wisdom of the State Republican Party which pushed through a State Militia law five years earlier, order initially reigns supreme in Idaho under the authority of a Quasi-Theocratic Strong Man and Former Tea Party official. Able to impose Martial Law by persuading Idahoans that Alexander Hamilton's (one of the Founding Fathers) belief that " its people comply with the declaration of Martial Law and orderly form Militias to seal its borders from an unlikely UN invasion from the north and a far more likely invasion from Californian refugees from the south.
At the same time as
The Soviet of Pacifica does not of adopt the bimetallism or he gold standard, the Soviet of Pacifica adopts a worthless paper money currency backed by the production of its proletariat, in particular the Software Laborer and by the output of its peasants living on its communal farms on the eastern frontier. Life Pacifica is usually good for these troubled times. Nullifying laws against price fixing in the information technology sector helped along with the expanding market for anti-virus protection from viruses produced by Pacifica's software proletariat have meant there has been plenty of income for the State to distribute. All and all with an abundance of crops produced in the communal farms of the frontier there is enough to eat and with an abundance of hydropower, Pacifica finds itself immune from the rolling blackouts that plague much of the rest of the Sovereign Confederated States.
In need a partner to conduct its Oil exports and no longer willing to risk the long Piracy ridden voyage to Asia without the US Navy's protection, a deal is struck between
Before oil start tankers begin to arrive in Pacifica, President Joe Miller sees signs of the “Constitutional Model” starting to unravel……..
An Idaho Tea Partier Rallying in Support of Martial Law in the Potato Protectorate of Idaho.
Check back later for more episodes of the Miller Chronicles.
The Crazification Factor is a natural law of the Internets. It holds that 27% of any given population is stark raving mad.
John: Hey, Bush is now at 37% approval. I feel much less like Kevin McCarthy screaming in traffic. But I wonder what his base is—
John: ... you said that immmediately, and with some authority.
Tyrone: Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of
voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That’s crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population. Illinois
More Confirmation of the Crazification Factor at Play:
Sarah Palin may be on a hot streak with her congressional endorsements, but this ought to take some of the wind out of her sails: 59 percent of Americans think Sarah Palin is not fit to be president of the
, according to a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. Meanwhile, 26 percent say they think she would be an effective commander-in-chief. United States
I think that this poll is close enough to the 27% threshold for our purposes to demonstrate the Crazification factor in action. That Side Show Sarah Palin pulls in 26% of voters that think she’d be an effective commander in chief is truly stark raving mad.
The fact of the matter is that Sarah couldn't effectively manage a Walmart in Wasilla much less perform as Commander in Chief. There is no other explanation for this poll other than the Crazification Factor, plain and simple.
Definitely Stark. Raving. mad.
Unholy Teabaggery in Historical Context - it has always been with us.
Here is a chapter from the annuals of Teabaggery circa 1834 involving a Convent, a Catholic Religious facility for women, located within sight of the hallowed ground of
Stories about the convent had been swirling around the community during 1833. These stories depicted the practices and protocols at the convent as being un-American. By 1834 rumors included a story of a woman being held against her will at the convent. As the summer of 1834 wound down a Mob gathered to loot and burn the facility to the ground:
The Men of Charlestown had recently celebrated the Boston Tea Party of 1775, and many of them concluded that it was time for another patriotic mob to take the law into their own hands. Fears of the incompatibility of Roman Catholicism with liberty rooted in Anglo-American tradition since the days of Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada, live on in the 1830’s despite, ironically, the British Parliament enacting Catholic Emancipation in 1829.
Got to love it. The mob forms after a “Tea Party” celebration to target a minority foreign religion.
As the mob assembled in front of the Covent, the Mother Superior trying to protect her charges warned the mob that 20,000 armed Irish laborers were on the march to protect the Covent. At this pretext about 50 masked assailants entered the Covenant, looted it and burned it to the ground. But they had reasons other than intolerance and fear, didn’t they? They weren’t bigots who were intolerant of another religion, right? Damn right! They were defending Hallowed Ground!
In their own eyes, the conspirators acted as Americans rather than Protestants, protecting their country and its mission against alien subversive influence. As their most prominent apologist declared, the Patriots of 1775:“thought not within sight of
Bunker Hillwhere the blood of heroes flowed, a convent would be established, and their Granddaughters become inmates.”
Twelve men would be indicted with one convicted but not before a wave of anti-catholic propaganda clothed in language of the American Revolution hit the community. One handbill read:
Sons of Freedom! Can you Live in a
Free country, and bear the yoke of the
Priesthood, veiled in the habit of a
Substitute “the Yoke of the Priesthood” for “Sharia Law” and you got yourself a sign for the Tea Party Demonstration. And “
The way the rhetoric of yesteryear matches with today is almost uncanny. Teabaggery feared Catholicism in the 1800s. That much is plain. Today, Teabaggery fears Islam and acts accordingly. The arson attack against the Murfreesboro Islamic Center two days ago fits past patterns. And because it fits past patterns, political leaders who fan the flames of fear and intolerance are of an unfit character for political office.
The moral of this story is clear. Fear, Democracy and the Rights of the Minority can be a toxic cocktail. And, of course, we see that unholy Teabaggery has always been with us. The more things change, they more they stay the same.
EDITORIAL NOTE: The irony here, may be, that the Battle of Bunker Hill actually occurred on nearby
Shots were fired near the planned Islamic Center in
"It was nothing like a hunting rifle," said Sbenaty, an MTSU engineering professor and member of the Islamic Center's planning committee.
Female members of the center's congregation were on site and easily recognizable because of their wardrobe. He wasn't sure if the shots were being fired at the Muslim group, but in the aftermath of the weekend arson incident, he said they felt it necessary to report.
"We hope for the best, obviously, but this isn't hunting land. There's plenty of houses around here," he said. "To say we're nervous is a huge understatement. It's terrorism."
Several deputies responded to the scene Sunday afternoon, but they could not be reached for comment as they investigated at the site.
Middle Tennesseans for Religious Freedom are scheduling a candlelight vigil tonight at 7 at the
in response to Saturday’s fire to demonstrate for a community free of violence, arson and other intimidation, said spokeswoman Claire Rogers. County Courthouse
The sheriff's office, the FBI and ATF are investigating [the arson], but it is unknown which agency will serve as the lead.
Keith Moses, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's
office, said charred portions of the truck were collected as evidence Sunday, but it is too soon to tell what type of accelerant was used. Nashville
ATF Special Agent Eric Kehn of the
office said it could take a few days or weeks to determine what was used to set the fire. Nashville
Sbenaty said the congregation was "shocked, saddened" and "really hurt" by Saturday's incident. Recent events, including vandalism to a sign at the site, have been hard to explain to the children.
"The children are traumatized," he said, noting they don't understand why people would try to keep them from worshiping freely.
"We're trying to give the children the message of don't hate anybody, love everybody," he said.
Someone should just man up and state that the GOP Primary is over and the need to use the Islamic Center to divide the electorate to gin up votes is over. It is time for the rabble to lay down their arms, return to their homes, follow the laws of the land and be good Americans again.
Unfortunately, there are no grownups left within the GOP to call this campaign of hate off.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Federal officials are investigating a fire that started overnight at the site of a new Islamic center in a Nashville suburb.
Ben Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department confirmed to CBS Affiliate WTVF that the fire, which burned construction equipment at the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, is being ruled as arson.
Special Agent Andy Anderson of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told CBS News that the fire destroyed one piece of construction equipment and damaged three others. Gas was poured over the equipment to start the fire, Anderson said.
The ATF, FBI and Rutherford County Sheriff's Office are conducting a joint investigation into the fire, Anderson said.
Digging had begun at the site, which was planned as a place of worship for the approximately 250 Muslim families in the Murfreesboro area, but no structure had been built yet, according to Saleh Sbenaty, a member of the planning committee and a professor of engineering technology at Middle Tennessee State University.
"This is a shock," said Sbenaty. "We've had small act of vandals. But this is going to be a crime and whoever did it, they should be punished to the full extent of the law."
The center had operated for years out of a small business suite. Planning members said the new building, which was being constructed next to a church, would help accommodate the area's growing Muslim community.
"We unfortunately did not experience hostilities for the 30 years we've been here and have only seen the hostility since approval of the site plan for the new center," said Sbenaty.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
"In 1963, King understood that his dream of equal rights for black Americans would never happen without intervention from the federal government, a concept that's such an anathema to the Tea Partiers, the Beck-sponsored 9/12 movement and the other right-wing radicals who'll occupy the Mall this Saturday.Famously, King lashed out at the Alabama governor -- George Wallace -- who had "his lips dripping with the words of 'interposition' and 'nullification' " -- a reference to claims by Wallace and other segregationists that states' rights trumped the power of Washington to promote integration. Yet these two maligned principles are exactly what the Tea Party wants their red-state governors to do to block health care reform and other major federal initiatives of the first black president. This contradiction is lost on the Tea Partiers..."
We here at the Tea Party Express have enjoyed the opportunity to work with hundreds of thousands of supporters such as yourself to help take our country back. We've helped defeat sellout Democrats like Bart Stupak and Arlen Specter. And we've helped ensure victories for great candidates like Sharron Angle in Nevada, Mike Lee in Utah, Marco Rubio in Florida - and now, hopefully, Joe Miller in Alaska.
Today we are announcing another candidate that we are going to help propel to victory. Her name is Christine O'Donnell and she is running for U.S. Senate in Delaware. This is the seat previously held by none other than Vice President Joe Biden. You've probably seen Christine O'Donnell on TV where she's been invited to appear as an analyst and commentator on Fox News Channel among other outlets.
And perhaps most importantly, she is running against Congressman Mike Castle who is one of the most vile RINO's you will meet (Republican In Name Only). Congressman Castle has repeatedly attacked the tea party movement and conservatives, and he has proudly boasted about his liberal voting record while in Congress.
Friday, August 27, 2010
If you've had a hard time keeping up with events related to the exposure of the global warming hoax over the past year, tune in to tonight's special edition of Hannity on Fox News at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern). The show is devoted in its entirety to the rise and, we hope, the fall of the hoax. It should make for a valuable contribution to an issue that, unfortunately, remains of political relevance.
The brief promo for the show asks: "Controlling your carbon footprint has become a global fad, but is it all just a con job? And how much green is it costing you?" The show explores the roots of the global warming hysteria, the bogus science used to support it, and how politicians and big business have turned it all into a multibillion dollar industry.
I think I’ll pass. If it takes a blow hard like Hannity to blow the lid off a Global Conspiracy then there is more than a fair to middling chance that there ain't no Global Global Warming Conspiracy.
It is not like all of these wingers are stupid. Looking to Hannity for wisdom is counterproductive for sure. It is just that they deliberately choose ignorance or have become so cocooned in the wingnutopian counter-culture that ignorance is inescapable. Getting your new from Foxnews or from the afternoon hate speech coming from the AM radio can’t help, either.
Here are some questions for the Right Wing Blogger Named Scott:
If Anthropogenic Global Warming is a Hoax being perpetrated by 97% of the worlds active Climate Scientists and Thousands and Thousands of other Researchers what is the motivation that causes these people perpetrate the HOAX. How do they benefit and what is their motive?
Do they all have secret Monday morning meeting when they all get together to plan out the coming week’s effort to further spread the hoax? I mean you have to make sure that Research X in Finland isn't publishing information that contradicts Researcher Y in Alabama. How do they do this?
Just how are they pulling this elaborate conspiracy off so that only Right Wingers are the only ones not fooled? Surely some Wingnut Welfare Patron can bribe one of these people to spill the beans so the rest of us could discover the true nature of the Hoax.
How do all these scientists benefit and what keeps them bound to secrecy Right Wing Blogger named Scott? I want to know. I know that you can point to the work done by the ex-tobacco industry scientists, but that ain't gonna fly.
Seriously, some folks ain’t born stupid. Its just that they end up that way due to lifestyle choices they made along the way. Its sad really. There is still time for this right wing blogger named Scott to go straight. But it ain't looking good.
….during the Obama Administration is still up for grabs. After Russian president Medvedev offered to meet with Anti-Obama Political dissidents a year ago, I really thought at least one of them would have sought asylum by now. With all the imaginary Anti-Obama Dissident camps and the imaginary Gestapo-like Security force loyal to Obama, who could blame them?
I initially thought it’d be Andy McCarthy who could write Anti-Islamic Propaganda at will to serve the
Then I thought it would be Neal Boortz after I learned a couple months ago that
However now I am going with Erik Erickson of RedState Blog after seeing this post. This post settles it. The poor sum bitch is clinical.
Here is my list from a year ago of right wingers most likely to seek asylum in the fmr
Union Bosses are MEAN, Bloggers are MEAN, the LameStream Media is MEAN, Katie Couric is REALLY MEAN and just about everyone else is MEAN to Poor Sarah
The Latest Meanery directed at poor, poor Sarah:
Quite frankly, America works because lots of people contribute lots of ideas—that's good—even when some of them are just plain wrong. But people need to come to the table in good faith. That's not Sarah Palin. She'll go down in history like McCarthy. Palinism will become an ugly word.
Richard Trumka President, AFL-CIO saying Mean Things about Sarah
Oh When, Oh When will the meanery ever end?
“Put yourself in my shoes,” said Michael Brown. “You’ve just come out of a meeting where you’ve just told your boss that nothing’s working, I can’t make stuff happen, state and local government aren’t doing what they need to do, the federal government isn’t doing what it needs to do, things are bad. And he comes out and tells me I’m doing a heck of a job?”
On the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Brownie is in
Turns out, accordingly to Brownie that he wasn’t the only one that didn’t do a heckuva job back then. I'll buy that, not the book, but the claim that Brownie's boss was asleep at the switch.
Roger Ebert Counts down 10 Things he knows about the Vile Chicanery surrounding the proposed Islamic Community Center in NYC.
6. Somewhere on the Right is an anonymous genius at creating memes. Sarah Palin floats a suspicious number of them: Death Panels, Ground Zero Mosque, 9/11 Mosque, Terror Babies. Her tweets are mine fields of coded words; for her, "patriot" is defined as, "those who agree with me." When she says "Americans," it is not inclusive. These two must have been carefully composed in advance to be tweeted within 60 seconds of each other:
By using the evocative word "shackles" she associates Dr. Laura's use of the N-word with the suffering of slaves. By implying Dr. Laura was silenced by "Constitutional obstructionists," she employs the methodology of the Big Lie, defined in Mein Kampf as an untruth so colossal that "no one would believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." She uses the trigger word "reload" to evoke her support of Second Amendment activists while attacking "activists" for evoking the First.
Of course this passage is funny, especially the reference to the pre-WW2 book by a future fascist dictator. And you know that this kinda mean, mean bloggy stuff finds it way to Wingnut Central in Wasilla.
However, I think Ebert misses a larger point.
Side Show Sarah is part of the Conservative Counter Culturalists known as Wingnutopians. Sarah can spout this kinda stuff with ease because she is fully integrated into and lives within this Counter Culture. Ebert is miunderstimating Sarah's ability to lay on the winguttery hardcore, which Sarah can do by just being Sarah.
Obviously, Sarah has Neoconservative handlers writing her talking points about foriegn policy. That is all too obvious. However Sarah says this type of nonsense because she has fully accepted the ideology of Free Market Fundamentalism with its corollary tenents of Bullets, Bibles, Banjos and Bayonets.
Ebert is just not familiar enough with this culture to know the distinction.
[h/t] E.D. Kain
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Oh Sarah, why did you say this, just 6 Weeks before the BP Oil Spill Disaster:
should jump start energy projects. I said it during the campaign and I'll say it now, we need an all of the above approach to energy policy. That means proven conventional resource development and support for nuclear power. And I was thankful that the president at least mentioned nuclear power in his State of the Washington Union.
But, again, we need more than words. We need a plan to turn that goal into a reality and that way we can pave the way for projects that will create jobs, those are real job creators and deliver carbon free energy. And while we're at it, let's expedite the regulatory and permitting and legal processes for on and offshore drilling.
Let’s give the BP’s of the world more slack in an already dangerously under regulated industry?
Oh Sarah, you didn’t say that, did you?. Sigh. Bless her heart , anyway. She meant well at least.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Word of the Day:
[bawn\ jōh-vee\ is-lahm]
(1) term describing school of thought which holds that that there that there is a thriving peaceful, moderate Islam to which the vast majority of Muslims adheres. (2) expression of sarcasm by far right wingnuts meant to show the opposite is correct, i.e, a thriving, peaceful, moderate Islam is not likely to exist.
Used in Wingnutspeak:
Damn that Joe Lieberman! He thinks there is an enormous difference in the Islam practiced by the majority of Muslims and the terrorist political ideology that exploited this religion seeking to provoke a clash of civilizations. This belief is nothing more than hopeful wishful thinking. The hope that there is a thriving peaceful, moderate Islam to which the vast majority of Muslims adheres, is nothing more than Bon Jovi Islam i.e., we're halfway there and livin’ on a prayer. Damn that Joe Lieberman for his belief in Bon Jovi Islam! G a w d d a m m i t ! ! !
[h/t] Andy McCarthy, the craziest MoFo at The Corner
Not Andy McCarthy, Probably.
Andy McCarthy’s Greatest Post ever is found here if one is interested in hardcore wingnuttery.
It is so shrillarious that the kind editors of The National Review deleted it clean from the wingnut-O-sphere, but not before I got a hold of it. You can almost picture the poor fellow pounding away at his keyboard in a red rage with his blood pressure spiking and ranting aloud to nobody in particular as you read it.
"I, and obviously many others, have been 'shackled' too by people who play games with false accusations, threats, frivolous lawsuits, misreporting, etc., in an effort to silence those with whom they disagree.
Sarah Palin in defense of the use of N-word by radio talk show host “Dr. Laura”
This is complete horseshit, of course.
I, for one, have not been trying to silence poor Sarah and I disagree with her about everything. She should speak out more on the issues of the day right from her heart, in my opinion. As a matter of fact I have repeatedly urged her to start her own talk show. I think there is real demand for another Jerry Springer style show from her fans.
And I hear there is an opening for a radio talk show now that Dr. Laura has resigned as host of her radio program. Sarah is just the one for this job, I believe. What a great forum to talk about her feelings, about practical parenting advice, about shooting wolves from helicopters and to air her many grievances against the LameStream Media and mean, mean bloggers.
This is a perfect opportunity. We are counting on you, Sarah, don't let us down.
Just like a chip off the old Block, Benji Quayle dominated GOP primary for AZ-3 last night.
Little Ben racked up a lofty 22% of the vote amid a crowded field as enough voters undoubtedly decided that pornography was an acceptable Family Value, unlike lame 1990s sitcoms which are definitely not. The choices people make.
Little Ben has vowed to destroy Washington, D.C., if elected, leaving me to wonder if this isn’t a perfect opportunity for Al Qaeda and Little Ben to team up. I mean, if both have vowed to Destroy to seat of government in
Maybe I shouldn’t give him any ideas.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
True conservatives are people of the heart who use the weapons of the mind to defend the things of the heart.
Prejudice is prejudgment. And if prejudgment is rooted in the history and traditions of a people, and what life has taught us, it is a shield that protects. Only a fool would reject the inherited wisdom of his kind because it fails to comport with the ideology of the moment.
“Prejudice,” wrote Burke, “is of ready application in the emergency; it previously engages the mind in a steady course of wisdom and virtue, and does not leave the man hesitating in the moment of decision, skeptical, puzzled and unresolved.” [em-mine]
~ Pat Buchanan explaining why it is OK to oppose construction of a Community Center in the abandoned Burlington Coat Factory building
This pretty much is Sarah Palin’s motto which can be paraphrased as: I know what I feel is right – don’t ask me why.
And so it goes with Pat who can not look a man in the face without seeing his Tribe first and the content of his character last. The problem with Pat’s justification of Man’s Prejudice above the Rule of Law is that