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Saturday, August 29, 2009

For You Civil War History Buffs

You'll find this to be really cool:
Confederate flag database available online
Associated Press

Richmond, Va. (AP) -- The Museum of the Confederacy's entire collection of 685 flags is available for the first time in a searchable database.

The non-profit Richmond museum says the collection can be found on the flag page of the museum's Web site at http://www.moc.org.

Each entry includes a flag's identification, history and measurements. Color photos are available for most of the flags. [link]

Fascinating stuff. Check it out.

* Note: Go to "Collections & Library," then "The Collections," then "Flags."

I'm Stunned

A man wanting to protest government takeover of our health care system at Jim Moran's town hall meeting this week was told by a police officer he couldn't hold up a sign out in the parking lot.

Why?

Because it had a "picture" on it.

When the protester persisted, he was told he would be charged with ... trespassing ... if he held it up again. At a public meeting. In the United States of America.

The most eye-opening part of the exchange between the police officer and the American citizen:

Citizen: "This used to be America."

Cop: "Well it ain't no mo', okay?"

It's all on video.

The sign the protester was carrying that included the "picture" that the police officer banned, in case you're interested, is here:

There'll be none of that. Not no mo'. So says the law.

Hat tip to Baldilocks.
Sihn courtesy of Jeffhead.com.

Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick ...

It's only a matter of time:
Tax Pledge Is a Target As Deficits, Debt Grow
By Lori Montgomery, Washington Post Staff Writer

During last year's campaign, President Obama vowed to enact a bold agenda without raising taxes for the middle class, a pledge budget experts viewed with skepticism. Since then, a severe recession, massive deficits and a national debt that is swelling toward a 50-year high have only made his promise harder to keep.

The Obama administration has insisted that the pledge will stand. But the president's top economic advisers have refused to rule out broad-based tax increases to close the yawning gap between federal revenue and government spending and are warning of tough choices ahead. [link]
You know that money you've been putting away for the kids' college education? Obama will soon want to talk to you about it.

It's as inevitable as the sunrise.

To think, you were warned too.

4% Of All Israelis Are Certifiably Insane

A poll: 4% of Israeli Jews: Obama pro-Israel

George Bush Was What Again?

Let's see if the leftists in this country go apoplectic over this (like they did this):
Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
by Declan McCullagh, CNET News

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

When Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced the original bill in April, they claimed it was vital to protect national cybersecurity. "We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs--from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records," Rockefeller said. [link]
Well, that makes absolutely no sense. (Ironically, the news that the effort is coming from Rockefeller and Snowe makes perfect sense). What exactly are they trying to "protect" when their government blocks access to the internet for the tens of millions of Americans who use it each day?

Is this the liberal alternative to George Bush's effort to spy on communications between foreign nationals and people living in this country? Rather than seek out potential offenders, they want to simply stop everyone from communicating at some "critical" point in time?

Have a Plan B, there, fellas?

Not a Confidence Builder

Obama and his ilk tell us that the reason we oppose his health care initiative is because we are unfamiliar with it and make no attempt to actually obtain and grasp its details.

In other words, we're dolts who need to be led around.

Well, it might help their cause if their standard-bearer in the crusade to reform health care knew something, anything, about it himself.

Case in point: Obama tells us that it's a myth that illegal aliens will receive care under his plan.

But the Congressional Research Office, having done its review of HR 3200 (the bill that passed the House), says otherwise:

Under H.R. 3200, a ‘Health Insurance Exchange’ would begin operation in 2013 and would offer private plans alongside a public option…H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchange.” [source]

Myth, Mr. President? How about you READ THE BILL before you shoot off your mouth.

A True Believer

A Unitarian minister from Pennsylvania is so convinced that the planet is warming, she is taking her RV up the East Coast to try to pass on the message: The threat is real and humans are causing it.

In the New York Times this morning: "A Sometimes Lonely Trek for Global Warming Awareness."

Her mission? To raise awareness about the carbon footprint that we're all leaving on this fragile Earth of ours.

Her mode of transportation? A tricked-out 1982 Chevy Class B motor home.

Gas mileage? 8 mpg.

Her journey? 1,100 miles.

1,000 miles divided by 8 miles per gallon? 138 gallons of fuel.

Expended for her to spread the word that WE are causing global warming.

For the love of God.