POINT: Shameless Plugs For Myself Department: If you have a minute, you might like to visit my work at Gun Values Board, particularly my two most recent articles. The first, titled Politics Distasteful? Worse May Be On The Way relates to American’s very real concerns about government that does not respect the law and the role of the Second Amendment in resisting such a government. The second, titled It’s A Brave New World Out There, is about my recent experience renewing my concealed carry license and the reasons why women are, more and more, buying and learning to employ firearms.
Perhaps worth your time?
POINT: Is This Cool Or What Department: Visionary aerospace designer Burt Rutan and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen have announced plans to build an orbital launch system based on the system that sent the first commercial astronauts into space. NASA no longer has the ability to lift men or any real cargo into space (it’s busy making Muslims feel good about the scientific accomplishments of medieval ancestors), so private enterprise is taking over. If anyone can do it, it’s Rutan. Read the entire article.
POINT: Imagine You’re The US Navy… Further imagine that you’re facing the possibility of massive budget cuts. Imagine that one of your largest expenses is the fuel necessary to propel your ships and aircraft. Imagine that your personnel are not idiots—and they most assuredly are not. You have the option of buying fuel from your normal sources at about $4.00 per gallon, or of buying green, oh-so-environmentally-sensitive biofuel for $16.00 a gallon. What do you do?
If you’re the Navy under the Obama administration, you buy biofuel at four times the price of your usual fuel. And of course, there are a variety of corrupt Obama Administration crony connections. Take your blood pressure meds before you read this one via Hot Air.
POINT: Department Of Unintended, Outrageously On The Point Irony: Don’t you just love this quote from Mr. Obama via Tina Korbe at Hot Air:
‘It doesn’t really matter who the nominee is going to be,’ Obama tells 60 Minutes in an interview to air tonight.
‘The core philosophy that they’re expressing is the same,’ Obama says of the Republican candidates, ‘and the contrast in visions between where I want to take the country and where they say they want to take the country is going to be stark.’
‘And the American people are going to have a good choice,’ Obama says. ‘And it’s going to be a good debate.’
No Kidding. Does he have any idea he’s over his head and upside down in the irony swamp? Discuss.
Only 54%? They must have polled only Democrats, liberals, anarchists, Marxists, Socialists and Progressives.
POINT: Louis Renault Awards, Presidential Mendacity Division: From the transcript of Mr. Obama’s recent 60 Minutes Interview with Steve Croft. Mr. Obama is responding to a question about what he has accomplished:
Well, we’re not done yet. I’ve got five more years of stuff to do. But not only saving this country from a great depression. Not only saving the auto industry. But putting in place a system in which we’re gonna start lowering health care costs and you’re never gonna go bankrupt because you get sick or somebody in your family gets sick. Making sure that we have reformed the financial system, so we never again have taxpayer-funded bailouts, and the system is more stable and secure. Making sure that we’ve got millions of kids out here who are able to go to college because we’ve expanded student loans and made college more affordable. Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Decimating al Qaeda, including Bin Laden being taken off the field. Restoring America’s respect around the world.
That any President of the United States could be so delusional, or so willing to blatantly lie, leaves me shocked, shocked!
I hesitate to do this point by point—it’s almost like dunking basketballs while sitting next to the basket atop a twelve foot stepladder, but someone has to do it:
Mr. Obama’s policies have plunged us into a severe recession and kept us there. It’s like saying: “the shark ate your body to the neck, but it’s a good thing I saved you!”
ObamaCare is dramatically raising healthcare costs already, and it doesn’t go into full effect until 2014. Even elements of the Federal Government have been forced—reluctantly to admit this. But who you gonna believe, Barack Obama or your own lyin’ eyes and ears?
The financial system remains a disaster, Dodd/Frank is a major cause; Fannie and Freddie are running berserk, and the Obama Administration is throwing hundreds of billions into crony companies that go belly up before the checks can be cashed. This is stability and security?
The federal takeover of the entire student loan industry under ObamaCare (didn’t know about that one, did you?) has actually increased tuition rates, making college more expensive, and Mr. Obama’s bizarre “send everyone to college whether they want or need to go” initiative is saddling people with unwanted and unnecessary debt their degrees in lesbian Hindu literature studies will never pay off.
Any damage to terrorists is nothing more than a continuation of Bush policies, and is the minimum any American president should do considering they are in a declared war with us. The same applies to Bin Laden, particularly when one realizes that Mr. Obama actually dithered for a day before deciding to do the mission, which actually delayed it two days due to weather and operational factors. But that’s leading from behind for you.
Could he actually believe that the world respects us more now? Is it possible he is that deluded? I’m shocked, shocked!
POINT: Don’t You Just Love Strong Women? I certainly do. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy a visit to The Frisky where “13 Of The Toughest Women Ever On Film” are arrayed for your viewing and reminiscing pleasure. I can’t say I agree with all of their choices. Michelle Yeoh is certainly one of my all time favorites. Try this video to see what I mean.
POINT: “Oh Goodie” Department: Chinese President Hu Jintao has told China’s Central Military Commission that its Navy should prepare for military combat. As readers likely know, China has been engaged for years in a massive military buildup. But hey, we’ll just lead from behind. Particularly if Mr. Obama gets four more years, what could go wrong? You don’t suppose we ought to take these people at their word, do you? Discuss.
POINT: Alternative Energy Follies: Regular readers know that Greenie claims to embrace alternative energy sources are less than honest. They routinely block nuclear, wind, even solar projects. My pal Rob at PACNW Righty has an interesting post on just that topic.
POINT: Hollywood Types Behaving Badly Department: One of my favorite blogs is Bookroom Room, and Bookworm has a fine post up about the recent shabby treatment of Pearl Harbor veterans by a Hollywood production crew in Hawaii. I know: this is shock worthy of a Louis Renault Award, but by all means visit the post. You’ll see why I’m fond of her and you’ll have another good blog to add to your daily reading list.
POINT: Haven’t Had Your Weekly “Awwww” Quotient? By all means, get away for human insanity by visiting Zoo Borns. The baby rhino is particularly cute.
Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow I’ll return to my Scott case updates, which will be completely up to date sometime next week. After that, I’ll begin and complete transfer of the Jose Guerena case archives. When they’re up to date, I’ll post new updates in those cases; there is much to report.