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Thursday, May 06, 2010

'Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job'

America Is a Better Place Today

One of the many liberals in Washington who have inflicted so much damage on this once-great country of ours is retiring.

Bon voyage.  Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out:
Primary Mood Swings
Wall Street Journal

Voters continue to send a message of deep unhappiness with Washington and government, as shown in Tuesday's primaries and, by implication, in the decision yesterday by ancient liberal mariner David Obey not to run for re-election.

First elected in 1969, the 71-year-old Mr. Obey is one of the House barons who have steered the Democratic Congress to its current level of public esteem. As Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, he turned the stimulus into a 40-year spending wish list that focused on transfer payments like Medicaid and food stamps and created few new jobs. [link]
Obey is gittin' out while the gittin's good.  The fiscal house of cards we call the United States Treasury is about to collapse.  And few are more responsible for the impending debacle than that liberal Democrat from Wisconsin.

Expect Congress to name a boat after him.  That seems to be how the members thereof deal with gross negligence and fiscal malfeasance these days.

Whatever.

Obey's retiring.  There is a God.

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"... the 71-year-old Mr. Obey is one of the House barons who have steered the Democratic Congress to its current level of public esteem."  Great line.

So Typical Of These Snakes

A Pakistani-born terrorist succeeds in attacking New York City.  Again.

And what does the liberal mayor of that pitiable metropolis do in response?

He goes after the 2nd Amendment.  Again.

For the love of God:
Mayor Bloomberg Asks Congress to Close 'Terror Gap' in Gun Laws
By Avery Fellow, Courthouse News Service

Washington (CN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pleaded with Congress on Wednesday to close the "terror gap" in gun laws that allows people on the no-fly and terrorist watch list to buy firearms and explosives. "This is not about the Second Amendment," Bloomberg told conservative lawmakers who raised concerns about gun rights. "Our founding fathers did not write the Second Amendment to empower people who wanted to terrorize a free state, [sic] they wrote it to protect people who could defend 'the security of a free state.'" [link]
Unbelievable.

In fact, Mr. Bloomberg, the founders wrote the 2nd Amendment into the Constitution so that some power-mad and misguided politician whose first inclination no matter the tragedy is to disarm the people so that he and his minions could act with impunity - and abject impotency - would be forever prevented from doing so.

That "no-fly" watch list is notorious for including the names of law-abiding citizens who have never broken any laws and are too often confused with other individuals (the government makes mistakes - breaking news). You will leave them alone.

More importantly, how about you do what the people of New York pay you to do and protect them from being slaughtered, rather than spend so much time in front of the cameras babbling about who the terrorists might be - but aren't - and promoting your discredited left-wing agenda that includes a call - always - for the disarming of the American people?

Those people sent a lot of money to New York so that officials there could prevent another terror attack.

You and they failed.

Again.

And, in response, you want to go after the 2nd Amendment?  You want to attack us?

How about an apology instead?

And a resignation letter?

You want to stop terrorism?  Go after the terrorists.  And leave us the hell alone.

Request denied.

Isn't Newsweek on Its Last Legs?

I wonder why.


I'm not sure who the genius was who came up with the business model that called for this once-proud publication to move toward a new demographic that called for it to compete for those far-left readers that are loyal to The Nation - all 820 of them - but it's working out great, isn't it?

Newsweek is going under.

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to ...

I Always Wondered ...

For those who thought they knew everything:
Hellmann's Mayonnaise - A Bit Of History:

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England.

In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.

But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.

The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss.

Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as ...

... Sinko De Mayo.
Now we know.

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The Age In Which We Live

So how do you light up a room when all you have to work with are those new environmentally friendly curlicue light bulbs that provide lousy illumination?

You'll at least get decent light. 

And a fire hazard that local authorities would have a fit about.

Oh, well ...