Wednesday, December 26, 2012



(Picture from Drudge Report this afternoon)


Christmas has come and gone, and I hope everyone has a wonderful and joyous one.  Our house was blessed with family and friends, lots of laughter and love – can’t get much better. 

I’ve been thinking about the coming year and trying to be optimistic, but it’s taking all my energy to even come close.  I’ve finally resigned myself to another four years of Obama’s destruction.  I think if I hear the words ‘fiscal cliff’ one more time my head will explode.  I think that’s where we are headed, and no matter what happens, Obama will blame the Republicans. 

I have a two-fold plan I would offer Boehner and the house.  Whatever Obama wants, we should bring it to a vote in the House – and ALL REPUBLICANS should  ‘ABSTAIN’.  Let the Democrats pass the bill alone so the consequences will occur without a single Republican vote.  The Dems would OWN IT finally.  It’s not much but it won’t enrage the base like caving to Obama would, and it COULD help us hold the House in 2014.  Lordy – if the Dems take back the House in two years, we will see Democrats Gone Wild!

The other part of my plan would be…. since Obama has said publically if he doesn’t get what he wants from the House, he will use his inaugural speech AND his state of the Union speech to blame the Republicans… BRING IT!  And the minute he starts in with the blame game they should en masse GET UP AND WALK OUT!  That would be the headline the next day – NOT the context of the speech – and the BSM (bull shit media) would be forced to cover the walkout.  It wouldn’t do much but make a statement, but it would bring the base to their feet cheering.  (At least THIS member of the base would have something to cheer about!)

That will get me through January 20th.

My long term advice to the Republicans:  It’s time to take the Democrat ‘machine’ seriously and to take a few pages from their playbook.  First – they will do anything to win…. But mainly they identify their most dangerous opponents and take ‘em out!  Look what they did to George Allen in Virginia, over a stupid ass word (macaca).  They have already started on Marco Rubio, because they see him as the biggest threat in 2016.  It’s time to start destroying the DEMOCRATS!  There is plenty of horsekrap to hang around Hillary’s neck – START NOW!  Same for Michelle Obama, because I seriously think SHE may run in ’16.  Yeah – makes you wanna puke – right?  We need to identify the up and coming Dems and take them OUT!  Romney held back and by the time he seriously got in the game, Obama’s team had identified him as a murdering (killed the lady with cancer) rich white guy who hated dogs and didn’t care about the middle class (because of HIS stupid comment in a private setting about the ‘47% being lost to him already).  The Dems say stupid shit all the time – WE HAVE TO PASS THE BILL TO SEE WHAT’S IN IT comes immediately to mind – I had no idea how completely true THAT one was.

Just a few rambling thoughts for the coming year.  We should pray DAILY for the health of the SCOTUS judges, especially Scalia. The high court is a disaster waiting to happen if Obama gets four MORE appointments.  We should also pray that the Republicans in the House and Senate grow a set…. women, too.  It would also be nice if they would remember why they are there!

Friday, December 21, 2012


I'm a Lee Child fan - have been since the first of his books I read.  I love his recurring character - Jack Reacher.  A new movie entitled 'Jack Reacher' is set for release today.  Tom Cruise is playing the title character.

This is possibly the worse casting decision EVER to come out of Hollywood.

Reacher is a 6'-5" tall solid hunk of muscle, a former hard core MP.  Tom Cruise is an over-the-hill character actor, 5'-7" tall - I can't wait to see him head-butt an a bad guy!  The entire rest of the cast must be midgets - or they had to shoot this movie from a gopher hole or a high rise platform to make Cruise look like a serious hunk.  Lee Child has written series of Reacher books (he's been my favorite author for a long time), and I'm sure Cruise is hoping this movie will turn him into the next James Bond (without the cars and accessories, as Reacher only travels with a toothbrush).  On the other hand......

My Jack Reacher............ John Cena... ALL    DAY    LONG! (6'-1" with a bod)

vs. Tom Cruise - 5'-7" with wrinkles!



An Asheville chapter of the Tea Party is offering North Carolina residents a chance to win a rifle similar to that which was reportedly used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.  The Asheville Tea Party posted the raffle for a DPMS Panther Oracle AR-15 to its website Monday.  The raffle, which includes two 30-round clips and a carrying case,  is only available to residents of North Carolina and winners must be able to pass all required background checks.  According to a spokesman for the ATP, this raffle was planned prior to the shootings in Newtown, CT.

President Obama is actively supporting the reinstatement of the 1994 assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. 

Why is it – when there is a tragedy involving guns, such as the Newtown massacre, the left rushes to take the guns away from the people who didn’t commit the crime?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


AP:  The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya will explain their findings to Congress on Wednesday.

The two most senior members of the Accountability Review Board  - retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering and a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen - are set to testify behind closed doors before the House and Senate foreign affairs committees on the classified findings of their harshly critical report.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was to have appeared at Thursday's hearing but canceled after fainting and sustaining a concussion last week while recovering from a stomach virus that dehydrated her. Clinton is under doctors' orders to rest.

Geez – I’d faint, too!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


My local newspaper, the Raleigh News & Observer, started a series on Sunday about what might be called unintended consequences of Obamacare.  Look around your town - has the sign on the outside of your doctor's office changed in the last two years?  Is he/she now affiliated with a local or regional hospital?  Here in the triangle area there is a huge competition between Duke Medical Center and UNC Chapel Hill Memorial hospital to suck up a variety of small practices and bring them under the big umbrella of the university's medical system.  Even the mammoth REX Hospital in Raleigh is now listed as part of UNC Health Care.

This is more evident in the rural areas.  For instance, my parents live in a town with a population well under 2,000.  There are three doctors there - two are practically dead but haven't fallen over - the other one is a young family man who moved there from Montana (geezus he must have been LOST).  The three practices all take Medicare/Medicaid and between them and the little 44-bed hospital that's been there forever, medical care for the townspeople has been very available and very reasonably priced.  Last spring, the signs on the hospital and the doctors' offices changed to include the word 'VIDANT'.  All four medical facilities are now part of the greater East Carolina University Medical system, the largest medical facility east of I-95.  Why?  My mom asked her doctor.  His one-word answer:  MONEY.  

  • “Prices are increasing, often for no other reason than the sign on the door changed,” said [a] spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group representing the insurance industry.
  • Here’s why: Medicare and private insurers pay more for outpatient care – which includes an allowed facility fee for hospital infrastructure – than for the same procedure in a doctor’s office, which cannot charge a facility fee. A hospital can increase revenue by acquiring a practice and changing the billing to outpatient. Or the hospital can simply convert its doctors’ offices to hospital facilities.
Do the math.  By being part of a 'hospital' system, which can charge more for procedures in addition to the facility fee, costs to the patient have more than doubled.  This will cause a necessary rise in private AND government insurance costs.  I mean - who is the government going to pass these increases along to?  Look for your Medicare premiums to skyrocket.  Look for your private insurance premiums to ..... skyrocket.  Mom's doctor also told her he got his insurance payments WEEKS faster being part of VIDANT than he did as a private practice. You can't blame the doctors - it's about survival.

What if...... the federal government had never gotten into the health care business.

Here's the link to the first article [which, BTW was on page A1 of the Sunday paper ABOVE THE FOLD] in this series:

Saturday, December 15, 2012


A veteran Democratic lawmaker believes the nation will go along with stronger gun control laws if President Obama “exploits” the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and nudges Congress to action.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who represents portions of New York City, said he was encouraged by Mr. Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon that the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 young children, requires “meaningful action” by Congress, but hopes those words turn into concrete legislation.

Mr. Nadler was asked whether the Newtown tragedy could be the turning point in many Democrats’ longstanding struggle to enact stronger gun laws.

“I think we will be there if the president exploits it, and otherwise we’ll go on to the next” incident, Mr. Nadler said.



Friday, December 14, 2012


Dozens dead........... mostly children..... there is not justification...... no excuse.... no REASON for such tragedy.  Guns didn't do this........ an insane man did this... I will never understand - I DON'T WANT TO UNDERSTAND... I want it to go away!!!!!!! I want it NOT to have happened.

God bless the little children...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


This article was in the Raleigh N&O this past Monday, and it’s one that will make you smile.

Late last summer, UNC Hospitals ear, nose and throat nurse Katie Sams was talking by phone to her husband, Alex, a U.S. Army reservist serving at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan, and noticed that he had nasal congestion.

“He said they’d had a lot of sandstorms, and he was having trouble breathing because so much had gotten into his nose and sinuses,” she said.

The next day, she emailed Dr. Brent Senior, an ENT surgeon she works with, asking whether he thought the sales rep for the sinus rinse kits they used at the hospital might have a few extras they could send to the soldiers in Alex’s unit.

Dr. Senior was going to be seeing the CEO of a California company that made the kits (NeilMED) a few days later and mentioned what his nurse had asked about.  Next thing you know, Katie and her boss are the middle ‘men’ in a $2 million dollar program for NeilMED to donate as many as 100,000 sinus wash kits and 100,000 bottles of a nasal-moisturizing gel spray to troops in dusty Afghanistan, Iraq and other duty stations overseas.

Read more – it’s a very heart-warming story:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I've been listening to Rush today, he said something that makes 100% sense - politically, economically and fiscally:  ALL REPUBLICANS SHOULD VOTE 'PRESENT' ON OBAMA'S TAX INCREASE.  FORCE THE DEMOCRATS TO RAISE TAXES ON THEIR OWN!  

Think of it.  If Boehner caves, the base will abandon ship and stay home in 2014 and the Democrats will retake the House.  That would be a disaster.

But a vote of 'present' is NOT a yes vote.  The Democrats will all vote FOR the increases. LET THE ASSHATS OWN IT!

Write Rep. Boehner and tell him not to cave - to vote 'PRESENT!  Look at all the years it worked for Obama!

Here's where to send Boehner an email, if you don't live in his district:


Sorry - the devil made me so this!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Just a word to those liberals out there gnashing their teeth to raise taxes on the job creators in this country.  Corporations do NOT pay taxes – they are NOT people.  People pay taxes.  And when taxes are raised on these ‘people’ they are ALWAYS passed on to the consumer.  That would be your average Walmart shopper or automobile driver or grocery shopper. 

California just voted to raise THEIR OWN taxes on the high earners.  Now who do you think voted for that one?  The high earners?  Seriously? 

Rich folks got there one of two ways:  they inherited wealth (the Kennedy clan) or they EARNED it (Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sam Walton).  BTW - wealth isn’t taxed – only earnings.  The Kennedy’s probably pay less tax than Joe the Plumber.  When the government raises taxes on the job creators (Gates, Jobs, Walton) they have two choices:  pass that increase down the supply chain, which raises consumer prices – or – reduce their operating expenses (i.e. close stores, reduce labor costs).  The SMALL businesses don’t have the wiggle room of the large corporations.  The Pizzeria owner will opt not to hire new workers.  Why should he grow his business, increase his income, move into a higher tax bracket, and pay more money to the government.  Why would the mom and pop who have been in the HVAC business for years hire more technicians so they can meet the consumer demands, and cross the magic threshold where they are required to provide Obamacare?  They will opt not to grow.

Circle back to California.  There is an article by Ben Feldman suggesting that Jobs are NOT leaving California.

“the evidence indicates that most of the jobs lost in recent years did not move outside the state as much as they simply vanished during an unusually tough downturn in the business cycle.”

Ben – why is there a downturn in the business cycle?  Could it BE government regulation and higher taxes?  The headline on Breitbart two days ago reads:

 California State Controller John Chiang has announced that total state revenue for the month of November 2012 fell $806.8 million, or 10.8%, below budget.

Democrats thought they could hammer “the rich” by convincing voters to pass Proposition 30 to create the highest state income tax in the nation. But it now appears that high income earners have already “voted with their feet” by moving themselves and their businesses out of state, resulting in over $1 billion shortfall in corporate and income taxes last month and the beginning of a new financial crisis.  

We have a president, who has never held a private sector job, let alone run a business, and who has apparently never taken Economics 101, hell bent and determined to turn the entire country into California.  There are ‘pretend’ negotiations going on in Washington to avoid a fiscal catastrophe on January 1. President Obama is so involved and focused on these negotiations that he’s leaving for a $1BILLION dollar Christmas vacation in Hawaii (Dec. 17 – Jan. 6, 21 days worth). 

I hope YOU enjoy your Christmas vacation, too.  Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.

Friday, December 7, 2012


Could this be more appropriate?


The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

 It was ratified on February 3, 1913.

The following October, the Revenue Act of 1913 was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson.  The Act also provided for the reinstitution of a federal income tax… But less than 1% of the population paid FEDERAL income taxes.

The incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a one percent federal tax.  Further, the measure provided a progressive tax structure, meaning that high income earners were required to pay at higher rates.

It would require only a few years for the federal income tax to become the chief source of income for the government…

Source:  Wikipedia

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I happened to be in the car this morning listening to Glenn Beck when a man called in to talk about the hypocrisy of Obama taking a $4 MILLION dollar vacation - three weeks in Hawaii this Christmas.  The man said he and his wife both worked but they were classified as poor.  They had 2 kids living at home and got NO government assistance.  Said he didn't WANT any.

Their oldest child was married and living in Atlanta and had had this man's FIRST GRANDCHILD on Thanksgiving Day.  He said he and his wife had to make a very hard decision when the child was born:  Spend $400 to drive to Atlanta to see this baby.... or forgo the trip because they needed the $400 to pay their bills.  He wasn't complaining that he couldn't go see the new grandbaby.  He was angry that he was paying taxes for the king and queen to travel literally like royalty.  I had to pull into a parking lot because I was crying so hard I couldn't see to drive.

This is America.... MY America.  If I had been able to get the man's address I would have sent him the money.  Happily, Beck is sending him the $400.  I weep at the pride in that new grandfather's voice - pride that he was not on the dole.  What has happened to our national pride?