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What’s more fun than watching a propagandist who still can’t help being tethered to certain portions of reality duking it out with a tool of Rhode Island sized proportions who is completely unfettered by anything remotely resembling reality?  I’ll have to get back to you on that.

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With the finger-pointing, blame, conscientiousness, and general bad demeanor afoot in politics today, it is easy to forget that what it all boils down to is a simple question:  What is the role of government?

This is an easy question to ask, but sadly, the answer proves far more complicated for many people than it should be.

Conservatives know the answer.  The Constitution limits federal power to certain activities, and leaves the rest to the states, period.

Leftists, notsomuch.  Some are well-meaning dunces, always feeling other’s pain, but simply not cognizant of the fact that some people bring it on themselves, and rather than teaching a person to fish, they believe that it is not only necessary to cook every meal to order, but that we either deliver, or prepare a sumptuous place for these people to eat an extravagant meal in.  And cost is no object.

Some are more cynical.  They know it violates the principles the country was founded on, and exceeds their authority, but they continue to play the guilt angle and do everything they can to foster a sense of entitlement in the subjects of their kindness.  And they do it for power.  They cloak it in whatever they think will work.  They use concern for the unfortunate to foster more and bigger welfare, despite no net reduction in the percentage of the population living in poverty.  They use their concern for us to decide what we can and can’t do, and what we can and can’t eat, and the fact that they gain a little more control over our individual lives is simply “incidental”…except for the fact that they feel entitled to that intrusive power, and get very upset when it is suggested that they shouldn’t have it.  They want to “save the planet”, and nothing is a good reason to stop them.  Not bad science.  Not modern-day indulgences that benefit the high priests of the Modern Day Church of Gaia.  Not the economy that such measures would destroy.  Not the people who would die in their efforts to save the Earth.  The goal is all important.  A dubious result introduced as a foregone conclusion for the faithful, and limitless power for the elite perched at the top of the pecking order.

Across the nation, the debate rages between these factions.  Does government do too much already, or is it not enough?  The answer is simple.  Look to the Constitution.  If you can’t justify it by the Constitution, then government should not be doing it.  End of story.

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You heard me. They messed with the family. I want them destroyed.

Seems the boys at Hillbuzz were targeted by the growing loon portion of [Anti]Democratic Party.

They really crossed a line this time, though.  They are no longer just attacking the entity that is “HillBuzz”, but those at the Daily Kos, DemocraticUnderground, Moveon.org and other George Soros, DNC-backed troll mills have ratcheted up their attacks to the personal level.  Unlike Michelle Malkin, Erik Erikson over at Red State, or even people like Nikke Finke at DeadlineHollywood or Harry Knowles at AintItCoolNews, we’ve maintained this site anonymously because we wanted to have personal lives apart from writing original content on the Internets.  99% of you have respected this convention, and have allowed us to just be the “HillBuzz boys”, or other variations on whatever you call us.  That’s allowed us to be both Batman and Bruce Wayne, which means we can still have jobs, go out and have fun, and enjoy life while spending half our time each day working our hearts out for our love of country in service of whatever we can do to defeat Liberals and stop socialism from taking over this nation.

But, the Kossacks and Moveon.organisms have decided to attack us on the personal, not just the site, level.  They are using some of our real names, urging their members to do us personal and physical harm in our real lives, and calling us racists over and over again in the hopes of making us unemployable in the future — because they’ve libeled us by calling us RAAACISTS! on that personal level.

And, you know what, this tactic does have an immediate psychological and financial impact.  This weekend, after these attacks from the Kossacks and Moveon.organism began, we lost two freelance jobs because the nonprofits we were working with felt they can’t be associated with people who are being called racists, since these nonprofits work in the black community and here in Chicago there is a neverending turf war on the Southside, where anything is game when it comes to business or politics.  People who’ve worked with us in the past decided their own jobs would be in jeopardy if they had us on upcoming projects, because if the black community was riled up against these organizations for having people called RAAACISTS! on the team, then their own jobs would be lost.  The way it works is this:  if you have a job in the black community, there is always someone out there who wants that job instead of you, and that person will look for any sort of hook to yank you from that job so they can take it. This RAAACIST garbage is always a favorite hook.

And it is the chief weapon of the Left against just about everyone.

They’ve been using this for decades now.

They use it to scare people into silence.  They force people to drop what they are doing and spend hours defending themselves, trying to prove they’re not what they were accused of.  They demoralize you with the RAAACIST rants, and try to ruin your lives with them.  They cost you work, take food off your table, and threaten your personal safety and well being.

Read the whole thing.  Its long, but they get it.  And they have been marked as a threat for getting it and saying so.

I only have one answer to this.  Anyone who has ever been bullied like this knows what it is.  Bloody their noses.  In full view of everyone.  The socialist wannabes in government are whiny little bitches who have the belief that only they can save the world, and that it is their right and duty to do so.  With your money, and with your freedoms, and if you can’t see that, then you are just stupid.  And of course you shouldn’t be troubled in the slightest by the fact that because of their roles in this grand scheme, they will be made wealthy, powerful, and above all insulated from these “necessary sacrifices” that they will demand of you.  They are, after all, our betters, and if you are too stupid to see the wisdom in their ways, then you aren’t intellectually capable of understanding that all it will gain for them at an enormous cost to you is simply another burden they must endure as they save the world.

I hear the train coming, and their jalopy is stalled on the tracks.  All we have to do is make sure they can’t open the doors until it is too late.

H/t to Eddiebear @ DPUD.

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I can certainly see that there should be no scrutiny whatsoever of that exemplary program making us all safe, the TSA.  Afterall, I feel much better knowing that they have had an 8 year old Cub Scout on their terror watchlist pretty much from the time he was born.

Michael Winston Hicks’s mother initially sensed trouble when he was a baby and she could not get a seat for him on their flight to Florida at an airport kiosk; airline officials explained that his name “was on the list,” she recalled.

The first time he was patted down, at Newark Liberty International Airport, Mikey was 2. He cried.

After years of long delays and waits for supervisors at every airport ticket counter, this year’s vacation to the Bahamas badly shook up the family. Mikey was frisked on the way there, then more aggressively on the way home.

“Up your arms, down your arms, up your crotch — someone is patting your 8-year-old down like he’s a criminal,” Mrs. Hicks recounted. “A terrorist can blow his underwear up and they don’t catch him. But my 8-year-old can’t walk through security without being frisked.”

But the best part about this government “success” story?  They continue to lie about it.

The Transportation Security Administration, under scrutiny after last month’s bombing attempt, has on its Web site a “mythbuster” that tries to reassure the public.

Myth: The No-Fly list includes an 8-year-old boy.

Buster: No 8-year-old is on a T.S.A. watch list.

“Meet Mikey Hicks,” said Najlah Feanny Hicks, introducing her 8-year-old son, a New Jersey Cub Scout and frequent traveler who has seldom boarded a plane without a hassle because he shares the name of a suspicious person. “It’s not a myth.”

I don’t know.  I still don’t feel safer with the Keystone Kops on the case, even if they are majoring in Kwality with a capital “K”.  Maybe they should add some Brownie Scouts and a few ladies of the Red Hat Society to their list of those singled out for special scrutiny.  Can’t ever be too careful, you know.

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The latest Harry Reid debacle has me pondering a few things, and some of them have been nagging at me for a while.   

Harry just can’t seem to keep his feet out of his mouth, and sooner or later, this needs to become a problem for the Democrats.  You see, the leaders of the party in the House and Senate are elected by their fellow representatives and senators.  Among their duties are speaking for the party, being its face, and representing its values to the public.  And nowhere in recent years have the pitfalls of being a public face shown more than when the topic of race is involved.    

Not too many years ago, a Republican Senate Leader, Trent Lott, toasted Senator Strom Thurmond at a birthday party “I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”    

When this statement became public, it was immediately taken as an endorsement of the segregation that Senator Thurmond fought so hard to preserve against federal encroachment in southern states.  In other words, Lott was a racist!  At least, that was the conclusion of so many Democrats, who admonish others for jumping to conclusions when they feel they “are taken out of context.”  Yet this simplistic conclusion was soon enshrined as the only possible conclusion.  Not being omniscient, I don’t know what is in Lott’s heart, or that if he meant the comment as a racist conclusion.  However, I do know that the Dixiecrat Party, which Thurmond represented in his bid for the Presidency was firm in its support for state’s rights.  You liberals reading this might have heard of the concept.  The idea that some functions are specifically set aside for the federal government, and those not delegated to it or prohibited by the states are reserved to the states, or the people.  I know I have read about that extensively somewhere.  Give me a minute, I’m sure it will come to me.  Yet, once condemned by his Democratic counterparts in the Senate, the sin was deemed unpardonable, and atonement had to be made.  Lott gave in to pressure to resign from his leadership position, and then later from the Senate.   

Compare this to the latest instance of Harry’s mouth being a problem.   

In 2008 he said he thought that Barack Obama could win the presidency because he was “light-skinned” and did not use a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”   

Let that sink in for a moment.  Trent Lott made a favorable remark in favor of the candidacy of a man whose agenda included segregation, as a component of states making their own decisions about matters, and it was immediately interpreted as an unforgivable manifestation of a racist mindset, but Harry Reid makes an overtly racist analysis of a specific person, the man who is now the President, but yet with apologies made to the right people, his party wants to consider the matter closed and move on.  There seems to be no serious consideration on the part of the Democratic Party about how this continued sanction of this man and his “leadership” reflects upon them.  Poor Harry has inserted his foot in his mouth so often that he has to brush his teeth with Tinactin, but no matter how inappropriate, whiney, or racist the remark, the Dems still want him as a standard bearer.  When the evil Booooosh was still in office, they might have better luck with spinning this and not having the real scrutiny turned where is should be directed, but in the wake of the Tea Party movement and under the gaze of an already enraged public, to simply act as if this foolish statement, one of a long line of foolish and revealing statements is forgiven because he immediately apologized to the President (which is correct) and black leaders (which is questionable) is tone-deaf at best, and politically dangerous at worst.  Pretending that this is not indicative of a larger problem with Harry Reid, and in the wake of continuing Democratic support, a much larger problem with the party itself, is as revealing as it is wrong.   

None of this comes as a surprise to many conservatives.  The Democratic double-standard has been a feature and not a bug of partisan politics for at least forty years now.  The part that is galling is that in the age of America’s First “Post-Racial” President, our noses keep getting rubbed in it by the very same people who have declared it to be true.  From Eric Holder’s scold that we are a nation of cowards who refuse to have an honest conversation about race, or the President himself who in the same breath recognizes that he did not have all the facts regarding an encounter between a black professor of his and the Cambridge Police, but concludes nonetheless that the Police acted stupidly.    

Memo to the President who supposedly came to heal the holes in our souls and his Attorney General seeking an honest discussion about race:  Looking to the actions and statements of those in your own party would be an excellent start.  When someone is your leader, and they can’t seem to stop themselves from committing gaffe after gaffe, and tops it off with undeniably racist statements, it reflects badly on you, too.  Especially when you keep wagging your crooked fingers at us about what you perceive to be racist behavior by us.

My final thoughts on this are probably more provocative, but again, as long as I have been admonished about not being willing to have an honest conversation about race, you’re going to get one from me.  Who are these “black leaders” that people not of color keep having to make amends to when they have been declared of some sort of racial transgression?   Who elected them?  Do we all get to choose?  And if not, how is that equality?  How did Harry know who to call?  Do they publish a directory?  I realize that this may sound somewhat ridiculous, and I might be making too much light of what should be serious questions, but I think it is long past time to have an honest conversation about race on this particular subject.  Who are these individuals to accept an apology for racist remarks about one person?  And if it were about more than one person, the question remains the same.  I don’t remember taking part in any decision to elect white leaders to accept apologies from members of other ethnic and racial groups who make racist remarks about white people.  Oh yeah, that never happens anyway.  The apologies, I mean.  And maybe that’s how it should be.    

There certainly is enough trouble with people we elect continually trying to take more and more power from us that is not theirs to take without us voluntarily giving up even more of it to select people so they can accept (and with the passage of time, begin to demand) apologies from members of other races and ethnicities for things that are clearly racist and those that we choose to take as racist, because this is where such people draw their power.  And of course once, empowered, these people will do whatever it takes to retain this power.  The sad but inevitable result is that an honest conversation about race becomes impossible, because power is dependent upon finding something to be offended about.  At some point, it simply becomes impossible to have any discussion about race, because in an environment where more people consider what they say, and re-examine their beliefs, there will be less to criticize, which means that the criticism of the remaining, more neutral remarks increases, until any mention of race at all will be racist.  And the party of identity politics, the Democratic Party, knows this.  Eric Holder, who is many things, but is not stupid, knows this.  And yet we still hear it, but only when it applies to the rest of us.  The last I looked, the Dems were the majority in the House and the Senate, and held the White House.  Maybe its time for them to stop talking and start leading.  By example.

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He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

Once again, we’re at that time of year when everyone examines the year that was with their clever lists, and wry observations.  being neither clever or wry, I’ll simply point out where we weren’t a year ago, before the Dawn of the Age of the HopeyChangeyness (now with Skittles-crapping unicorns.)

A year ago, the government wasn’t the owner of two previously privately held auto companies, the largest insurer in the nation, or a large mortgage bank.

A year ago, our President wasn’t buddy-buddy with Chavez or Castro.

A year ago, we didn’t have a tax-cheat as Treasury Secretary.

A year ago, we didn’t have an Executive Order authorizing the immigration and placement of thousands of Palestinians in the U.S.

A year ago, U.S. taxpayers weren’t funding and facilitating abortions in other countries.

A year ago, five percent fewer federal employees made over $100,000.00 a year.  It must be nice to get a raise in the worst recession in my memory…especially when you already have the job security of a federal employee.

A year ago, we had a President who wasn’t on record as thinking that the Constitution is “fundamentally flawed”.

A year ago, we had a President who did not bow deeply to the Saudi King and the Japanese Emperor.

A year ago, we had a President who did not avoid the Senate’s advise and consent role by appointing czars in places where they had never been before.

A year ago, we had a President who did not go out of his way to insult average Americans by casting aspersions on their values and the values of their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

A year ago, we did not have a Supreme Court Justice who completely and utterly disqualified themselves before appointment with repeated statements calling their integrity and impartiality into question.

A year ago, we did not have government officials threatening private investors who were trying to protect their legal rights in bankruptcy.

A year ago, we did not have a presidentially appointed self-admitted Communist in government.

A year ago, a government official would not have dreamt of quoting Mao in public as a favorite philosopher.

A year ago, our elected representatives would not have dared to ask constituents for ID before answering their questions, or used union goons and police to silence and remove constituents from public meetings.

A year ago, the conventional wisdom would have laughed at the notion that we need hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus spending that stimulates nothing in order to turn the rising tide of unemployment.

A year ago, the government did not deign to set compensation levels for employees of privately held companies.

A year ago, the idea of government health care for all was the punchline of a Hillary Clinton joke.

A year ago, we didn’t have a President who has informed a whole sector of the energy industry that he wants to put them out of business.

A year ago, the EPA was not threatening to regulate carbon dioxide emissions if Congress doesn’t.

A year ago, INTERPOL could not operate on American soil without regard to the American Constitution and American due process.

A year ago, we didn’t have an attorney general who believed it was appropriate or necessary to try foreign terrorists in Article III courts.

A year ago, we had a President and administration that recognized that we were already in a war on terrorism, because the terrorists had already declared war on us.

A year ago, a statement to the nation about a terrorist act committed against Americans by the President was a duty, and not an annoyance.

A year ago, carbon dioxide was good because it helps plants grow, and not a pollutant requiring taxes by Congress that will be paid by energy consumers.

A year ago, in was understood that the government cannot force me to buy a government-approved health care plan with the threat of exorbitant fines and/or jail time.

A year ago, it wasn’t the priority of one political party to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to a group of community activists that have engaged in voter fraud and other criminal enterprises…time and again.

A year ago, the government didn’t fire watchdogs who caught influential friends of the government with their sticky fingers in the government till.

A year ago, we had a President and Leader of the Free World who didn’t sit on his hands and “bear witness” to the brutal repression and murder of people resisting a totalitarian regime that is determined to destabilize the region it is in.

A year ago, we had a President who did not support a leader attempting a coup by vilifying the people who lawfully prevented it.

A year ago, we did not face a government that grows fat and belligerent on our tax dollar, while constantly threatening to take more of our money and freedom from us.

A year ago, we didn’t have a President that accused our soldiers of perpetrating war crimes for political gain, or declared police guilty of acting stupidly while admitting in the same breath that he didn’t have all the facts.

A year ago, dissent was the highest form of patriotism; now it’s racist!

Crossposted at The Hostages.

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This clown shoe is a jackass.  If he wants to make a mark on Washington, I’d like to let him pick a spot, and I’ll gladly slam his head against it until the mark is made.

We resist it because Congress doesn’t have the authority and because we can’t afford it.  I know that this bothers them, but it is what it is.

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This video demonstrates why we need to fight handing any more power to the powder blue helmeted kleptocrats and liars in Turtle Bay.   Their quest for power is more important than the dignity of truth.

If the good professor cannot answer simple questions and instead has the temerity to attack the questioner, then I have no use for him.  The credibility of science is straining under the weight of bogus data, conspiracies to make the proof fit a preordained outcome, and the aspirations of the conspirators to become the Lords of the New Order they are seeking to impose.

H/t to Eddiebear, who has some choice words for the good professor and his freinds.

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Nice to see that our Homeland Security Secretary has continued her tradition of successful threat identification.

The U.S. Homeland Security secretary says she is working to prevent a possible wave of anti-Muslim sentiment after the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas.

Janet Napolitano says her agency is working with groups across the United States to try to deflect any backlash against American Muslims following Thursday’s rampage by Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim who reportedly expressed growing dismay over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Heaven forefend we might actually look at the people who have been at war with us for almost 40 years as a threat.  What else are they going to do, kill more innocents and the unarmed?

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