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June 25, 2011

Individual Liberty and Responsibility to Others….Or, Nanny?

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?


July 31, 2009

Obamanation’s Wonderful Glow (A Lantern’s Light…A Moth to the Flame)

The Watchtower is a Lonely Place~Zipline

The Watchtower is a Lonely Place~Zipline

“This is why all Obama supporters label all Obama opponents “racists.” In their limited imagination, they can’t fathom someone actually opposing his Marxist anti-American pro-Terrorist belief system and policies. In their minds, only “racists” would oppose a blatant Marxist rushing to destroy the most powerful nation on earth.”

Not sure which scares me more Obama et al or his followers…the unquestioning panhandlers, the faithful attendees to the born again roadshows…the townhall drivel….the msm orgasmic delight…it is sickening to me that so many readily accept the plan. They are not they want the supposed Euro model and relish the community’s embrace of uniformity and earnest purpose. Toward what I say? This is frightening to me. This is not random execution but rather calculated beyond our tolerances were we to know. Someone please investigate this and report it…someone with a sense of history explain the dangers here.   

April 4, 2009

Holly Madison and Criss Angel Quits?

Holly M Loose

Holly M Loose

I don’t generally follow the day to day activites of Holly M. I, however, was not aware that she had already severed ties with Vegas playpal, Criss Angel.  I had to check up on the beautiful Ms. Madison after looking at the two obnoxious twits, Margaret and Helen. Holly refreshes the senses after enhaling the sulfur fumes of M & H. Yuck!!

Anyway, the sexy vixen is not wearing the high necked attire of GND, where she made a string of pearls look very inviting. Well, I need to pay more attention to Holly and Bridget…seems like a lot of work. I should let the pro’s do that on a daily basis…they are better at it.

March 24, 2009

Conservative Wasteland (Mark Levin…Watering the Roots?)

A Reminder of the Basics

A Reminder of the Basics

It has become so bleak and disoriented these past 9 months..maybe longer. Nothing adds up anymore in the Republican Party. RINO’s, Neo’s, Libertarians, Fiscal Cons, Crunchy Cons, Social Cons. I don’t resonate with any one group and that for me is a problem. I want a foundation that is based upon more than war, religion and the wealthy. So, of late, I have heard Levin out stomping for his book, and without knowing much more about the guy, at least his comments about individualism, anti-collectivism and statism do resonate with me like water to the dry garden. 


So, his book maybe worth a good read.  I know he has to promote the book but beyond that, I am so done with O’Reilly, Hannity, and more in tune with the Libertarian Beck (at least he is entertaining and thought provoking). Savage is too much even if I do concur with his long stated premise of ‘borders, language, culture’. Someone needs to better explain the factions of the Right and make the process of sorting this out more thoughtful for those, like me, that have not the time to read Burke or Hamilton or Freidman.

I know this, none of them in the forefront of the Republican Party create a spark in me…even Sarah seems burdened down with too much baggage and her folksy political sound bites have worn thin. So, Levin may be all manner of this or that…but, his remarks have been unique, philosophical and beyond the repetitive talking points the other talking heads seem too lazy to at least put their own brand on…The Right accuses the Left of promoting talking points…the Right does this also, or they are guilty of zero imagination on at least spinning common themes into a newer, fresher tone. Frankly, all politics is getting pathetic.      

Something has to be offered up in rebuttal to the msm propaganda mantra…or seriously, did we just lose our country to a dipshit that uttered the sum total of Hope and Change while cheek to cheek with Ayers, Mansour, Khalidi?  


March 12, 2009

Maggie’s Farm (Required Conservative Reading)

liberty-dollarIn these times when I would sooner call for a public hanging of Madof or ???…it is refreshing to read cutting and irreverent writings…much like Ace of Spades, these guys are totally enjoyable and momentarily make me lay down my gun, step away  from the barricade and smile…I need to smile. I am so damn pissed off right now, so I enjoy these guys…found them through my fly fishing blog…and they are great…   (in case you fly fish or tie)

February 4, 2009

Aaron’s Ease at Giving up on ‘Rugged Individualism’ (Neo-Marxism is the call)


Aaron wrote to me to take me to task about a previous post. I found his basic premise too instructive to not share. It says it all…there is not a bit of doubt in my mind that Aaron knows and approves of the Neo-Marxist underbelly to Obama and his entourage.

Aaron wrote:

I find it very compelling that you blame Democratic mayors for the problems that were created by the Regan Administration. It has become increasingly difficult for Federal Money to make it to the cities, due to the shift of grant forms. No longer is the government writing the blank checks that helped cities prosper after the Great Depression. I find it appalling that you believe that people want to depend on the government. But when you think about this idea it is not so bad. In Germany the socialist principles make it easy for families to put their children through college, afford health care, and have a decent retirement package. To me that’s not such a bad thing. Besides is the government here not supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people. Rethink your stance on Rugged Individualism.

I do not believe there is a better example of the casual acceptance of socialism without regard to the consequences. Yes, we have seen capitalism has its consequences but capitalism has not, even in its most selfish mode, enslaved and caused the death of tens of millions of followers. Yes, Euro’s seem quite contrite and satisfied with their Nanny State…but they are bankrupt and frankly declining in power, weatlth, productivity, freedom, and most importantly individualism.    

January 23, 2009

Socialism (Incrementally, In Chunks, While We Doze)

liberty1You know while we wait for the waters to crest; while we watch but thankful it is not our back yard; while we look askance at Euro’s failure at socialist policies and immigration and are thankful it is not us; a new awareness of the powers before and now of  Executive Orders; incrementally the changes occur and look how much has already happened as we march toward secularism and a nanny state. We have slowly become numb to labels and guilt and hesitant to call bullshit on bad policy. It is before us and here we sit, the supporters of a liberal RINO and a sabotaged VP candidate and all we can do is point a feeble finger at the msm and already we forget all the links that so obviously pointed to where this man got his theoretical wings.

    The rumors have been rampant since the beginning of the 2008 election cycle, Barack Obama is a Socialist.  Denials have also been as rampant and the sequestering of Barack’s past became the full time employ of the media and their democratic cohorts.  But no matter how much window dressing and firewalls are added to the Obama presidency, it is still clear that Obama harbors socialist tendencies.  This is evidenced by his friends, business partners, political associations and most recently, by his cabinet appointments.  The latest of which was the most glaring example of obviousness no whitewash could possibly hide.

January 22, 2009

One Truth to Remember; One Piece to Tuck Away for the Future


The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin’s Communism. The very word “Nazi” is a German abbreviation for “National Socialist” (Nationalsozialist) and the full name of Hitler’s political party (translated) was “The National Socialist German Workers’ Party” (In German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei).


I posted re Dick Morris’ piece a few days ago. I have sense re-read it. I listened to Limbaugh read it today…I went and again read it…it needs to be read and digested and saved…it is the decree of destruction for our liberty. It, the suggested change, will lead to violence, if not civil war. It is quite sobering to read:


The Obama Presidency: Here Comes Socialism

By Dick Morris

2009-2010 will rank with 1913-14, 1933-36, 1964-65 and 1981-82 as years that will permanently change our government, politics and lives. Just as the stars were aligned for Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson and Reagan, they are aligned for Obama. Simply put, we enter his administration as free-enterprise, market-dominated, laissez-faire America. We will shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden — a socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy, determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services to many more people at much higher taxes.

Obama will accomplish his agenda of “reform” under the rubric of “recovery.” Using the electoral mandate bestowed on a Democratic Congress by restless voters and the economic power given his administration by terrified Americans, he will change our country fundamentally in the name of lifting the depression. His stimulus packages won’t do much to shorten the downturn — although they will make it less painful — but they will do a great deal to change our nation.

 In implementing his agenda, Barack Obama will emulate the example of Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Not the liberal mythology of the New Deal, but the actuality of what it accomplished.) When FDR took office, he was enormously successful in averting a total collapse of the banking system and the economy. But his New Deal measures only succeeded in lowering the unemployment rate from 23 percent in 1933, when he took office, to 13 percent in the summer of 1937. It never went lower. And his policies of over-regulation generated such business uncertainty that they triggered a second-term recession. Unemployment in 1938 rose to 17 percent and, in 1940, on the verge of the war-driven recovery, stood at 15 percent. (These data and the real story of Hoover’s and Roosevelt’s missteps, uncolored by ideology, are available in The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes, copyright 2007.)

But in the name of a largely unsuccessful effort to end the Depression, Roosevelt passed crucial and permanent reforms that have dominated our lives ever since, including Social Security, the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission, unionization under the Wagner Act, the federal minimum wage and a host of other fundamental changes.

Obama’s record will be similar, although less wise and more destructive. He will begin by passing every program for which liberals have lusted for decades, from alternative-energy sources to school renovations, infrastructure repairs and technology enhancements. These are all good programs, but they normally would be stretched out for years. But freed of any constraint on the deficit — indeed, empowered by a mandate to raise it as high as possible — Obama will do them all rather quickly.

But it is not his spending that will transform our political system, it is his tax and welfare policies. In the name of short-term stimulus, he will give every American family (who makes less than $200,000) a welfare check of $1,000 euphemistically called a refundable tax credit. And he will so sharply cut taxes on the middle class and the poor that the number of Americans who pay no federal income tax will rise from the current one-third of all households to more than half. In the process, he will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes, but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks from the government. The dependency on the dole, formerly limited in pre-Clinton days to 14 million women and children on Aid to Families with Dependent Children, will now grow to a clear majority of the American population.

Will he raise taxes? Why should he? With a congressional mandate to run the deficit up as high as need be, there is no reason to raise taxes now and risk aggravating the depression. Instead, Obama will follow the opposite of the Reagan strategy. Reagan cut taxes and increased the deficit so that liberals could not increase spending. Obama will raise spending and increase the deficit so that conservatives cannot cut taxes. And, when the economy is restored, he will raise taxes with impunity, since the only people who will have to pay them would be rich Republicans.

In the name of stabilizing the banking system, Obama will nationalize it. Using Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to write generous checks to needy financial institutions, his administration will demand preferred stock in exchange. Preferred stock gets dividends before common stockholders do. With the massive debt these companies will owe to the government, they will only be able to afford dividends for preferred stockholders — the government, not private investors. So who will buy common stock? And the government will demand that its bills be paid before any profits that might materialize are reinvested in the financial institution, so how will the value of the stocks ever grow? Devoid of private investors, these institutions will fall ever more under government control.

Obama will begin the process by limiting executive compensation. Then he will urge restructuring and lowering of home mortgages in danger of default (as the feds have already done with Citibank).

Then will come guidance on the loans to make and government instructions on the types of enterprises to favor. God grant that some Blagojevich type is not in charge of the program, using his power to line his pockets. The United States will find itself with an economic system comparable to that of Japan, where the all-powerful bureaucracy at MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) manages the economy, often making mistakes like giving mainframe computers priority over the development of laptops.

But it is the healthcare system that will experience the most dramatic and traumatic of changes. The current debate between erecting a Medicare-like governmental single payer or channeling coverage through private insurance misses the essential point. Without a lot more doctors, nurses, clinics, equipment and hospital beds, health resources will be strained to the breaking point. The people and equipment that now serve 250 million Americans and largely neglect all but the emergency needs of the other 50 million will now have to serve everyone. And, as government imposes ever more Draconian price controls and income limits on doctors, the supply of practitioners and equipment will decline as the demand escalates. Price increases will be out of the question, so the government will impose healthcare rationing, denying the older and sicker among us the care they need and even barring them from paying for it themselves. (Rationing based on income and price will be seen as immoral.)

And Obama will move to change permanently the partisan balance in America. He will move quickly to legalize all those who have been in America for five years, albeit illegally, and to smooth their paths to citizenship and voting. He will weaken border controls in an attempt to hike the Latino vote as high as he can in order to make red states like Texas into blue states like California. By the time he is finished, Latinos and African-Americans will cast a combined 30 percent of the vote. If they go by top-heavy margins for the Democrats, as they did in 2008, it will assure Democratic domination (until they move up the economic ladder and become good Republicans).

And he will enact the check-off card system for determining labor union representation, repealing the secret ballot in union elections. The result will be to raise the proportion of the labor force in unions up to the high teens from the current level of about 12 percent.

Finally, he will use the expansive powers of the Federal Communications Commission to impose “local” control and ownership of radio stations and to impose the “fairness doctrine” on talk radio. The effect will be to drive talk radio to the Internet, fundamentally change its economics, and retard its growth for years hence.

But none of these changes will cure the depression. It will end when the private sector works through the high debt levels that triggered the collapse in the first place. And, then, the large stimulus package deficits will likely lead to rapid inflation, probably necessitating a second recession to cure it.

So Obama’s name will be mud by 2012 and probably by 2010 as well. And the Republican Party will make big gains and regain much of its lost power.

But it will be too late to reverse the socialism of much of the economy, the demographic change in the electorate, the rationing of healthcare by the government, the surge of unionization and the crippling of talk radio.

December 3, 2008

Short Shorts, It was not all Republicans. Remember the Regressive Party and Clinton, too

I will even stipulate that the recession was caused by evil hedge fund managers, greedy bankers and unscrupulous mortgage originators and dealers—who were totally unregulated and in cahoots with the Republican Party.

Whoa! Short Shorts. Please don’t lay all this or most of this on Republicans. I huge chunk of this is Clinton’s re housing mess. At least lay a sizeable chunk of this to Regressives and Clinton and resistance to regulation. I appreciate you defending free markets, which use to be Conservatism as a whole, before the Neo’s botched it…

November 26, 2008

lesbian libertarian (the message gets lost as my mind wanders)

Filed under: Libertarian,Liberty,The Culture,The Media — SwittersB @ 11:08 AM
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There is a whole lot of meaningful messages at ‘Just a Girl in Short Shorts’ but I must admit the multitude of frigging hot babes and visual stimuli make the case that beautiful women are a potential distraction to understanding principles of Liberty. How Becky is able to concentrate and set forth meaningful concepts amidst all the amazing stimulation is presently beyond me. It is akin to attempting to find the soy burger at an El Gaucho Steak House…

But, I must prevail in sorting out the political-cultural issues of import. I am sure I am not alone as teased men and women sort through the distractions.