Monday, July 20, 2009

Observed in NYC Subways


Obviously productive male entered subway to travel uptown from questionable neighborhood in which he was pursuing his gainfully employed responsibilities.

Self-evident subsidized housing tax parasite was struggling on steps of subway with a baby stroller. Productive's hands being occupied with the tools of his trade, he waited patiently for Ms. Toohey's flailing to cease. Ms. Toohey scrunched to one side to allow Productive to pass.

When he did, another public housing tax parasite began inciting hatred at his "ungentlemanly" conduct. The level of anger and vitriol was inappropriate to anything except Iran's recent murders of people demanding to have their votes properly counted. Presumably his own travel and work requiremetns are meaningless in teh face of some member of the victim culture who requires yet something else they cannot pay for.

Apparently, Mr. Productive is expected to not only provide involuntarily conscripted tax revenue for the support of lower life forms, but to provide direct action in their moment-to-moment assistance as well.

Between food stamps, subsidized housing, state funded day care, and now everywhere-you-go babysitting and handholding, there is no aspect of her life that Ms. Toohey does not expect someone else to provide for her at the expropriation of Cuffy Meigs' gun.

There is truly and literally no limit to the entitlement mindset.

Friday, May 8, 2009


“Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose”

The thing that struck me was the greenery. Everywhere I looked, there was lush, verdant foliage. Tall Grass. Thick bushes. Trees. Leaves. Vines. And the water. Water was everywhere. Pools of it along the roadside. Every so often a glimpse of the bay between all the greenery.

It was all a bit claustrophobic to a young man fresh out of the plains of West Texas. Where I lived, you could see a car coming down dead-straight highways for 10-15 minutes before you passed them. The road between Levelland and Lubbock, TX (25 miles) has only 2 or 3 slight bends. And everywhere you look, you can see for at least 5 miles without obstruction. The land is dry and flat, the brush spars, the trees all planted – and not too many of them at all.

The West Texas skies are vast and the sunsets spectacular – especially after a dust storm. Any time the wind kicks up above 10-15 mph, so does the arid ground. The sky turns brown. The sand gets into everything – even through the vents in your car. And nothing tastes quite like oilfield dirt after it blows into your mouth and nose! There would be no dust storms here, though.

“Here” was Rhode Island – a place whose name I had heard but had never seen. Until I left the airport in Providence, that is, in the shuttle in which I was now embarked, and immediately saw strange types of houses and buildings (there is, after all, very little in common between plains architecture and that of New England), the greenery, the water, and the humidity. So began the trek to Newport.

And what, some would ask, was a West Texas farm boy doing in Newport? Newport had been, for 100 years, the playground of New York’s ultra-rich – the summer dwelling place of the arch-capitalists with names like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and Lodge. Before that it was a sailing center and a whaling village. The houses remain. The quaint fishing village façade remains. The cool sea breezes remain. Only the barons and sea captains are gone. Some would call them robber barons, but not me. I was, however, like a narwhal ashore in this place.

I had made a few trips to the shore, but of course, the beach at San Diego or Corpus Christi did not prepare me at all for the sight of Narraganset Bay. I had never seen water so blue or sky so clear. Every curve we went around seemed to expose a different aspect of the bay. Gulls were everywhere. Then we heaved around a corner, paid the bridge toll, and crossed over to Jamestown, a small village completely ensconced on an island between the mainland and Newport. It is, as you might figure, an upper-class community, with New-England shingle homes overhanging rocky, bluff shores. Everything is swathed in the greenery I have mentioned. The water is deep at this point of the bay, and very dark blue. I have seen few things so beautiful. Then, over the bridge! And into Newport – more of the same, only even more so. And a new revelation around every corner.

I had just been graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. A grand old southern school, with one of the prettiest campuses I have ever seen outside New England – the buildings are predominantly Spanish in style due to the rich Spanish heritage in Texas, and a leading university in its own right. I had been a member of the Naval ROTC unit (in fact, a plank owner), and was now off to initial officer training in Newport. I would have had to add a year to my degree plan to be commissioned through the ROTC, so off to Newport I went to do my summer training and get commissioned as an Ensign.

Unfortunately, I was about as sophisticated as an old feed sack, it turns out, and even though I thought I was going to be something special because of this little adventure, I soon found out otherwise. An Ensign may be a naval officer, but he is still a bucket head – as I was to find out.

Military basic training is not fun. In fact, it is probably not even possible to make it fun. And there I stood, carrying a small bag and a change of clothes (not many, though – I would not need them). With hay in my teeth and manure on my boots – figuratively – I stood on the naval base at Newport, which contains the Naval War College. Admirals and Captains come through here – ship commanders and air wing commanders and lawyers and doctors and executive officers.

“Where do I go?”

“Wah’ ah yah ea fo’?”

I beg your pardon? It probably came across more like “Huh?”

He repeated – I think – “Whea ya wanna go?”

I think I was actually answering the question when I told him I was headed for the Officer Candidate School (OCS).

“Gotta cah?”

Again – “Huh?”

“Do. You. Have. A. Cah.?”

“A car? Is that what you mean?”


Oh, OK. Now we were on familiar territory. “No – I came on the shuttle”.

“Fine,” came the reply. “Steady as she goes until you come to the bulwark. Turn to starboard and steam past the BOQ. When you get to NEX, hard to port. Dead ahead past the grinder until you get to Mitchell Hall. Report to the OOD. He will assign your company and your berth.”

Or words to that effect.

“Pardon me, but BOQ? NEX? Grinder? OOD?” Again my remarkable wit and perspicaciousness – “Huh?”

After a few minutes, we sorted it out and I began the walk.

Later I was to learn that, in New England, one does not park their car, but rather they “paaaahk the caaaah”. File it away. We will have to translate things up here. Great.

Shortly I arrived at my berth. The first stateroom in Alfa Company. No one else was there. I, of course, had shown up early in the afternoon – I love to be early – and the conventional wisdom is to show up at the end of the day. Less time to sit staring at the wall while waiting for something to happen. I did not know this, and so I put on a stunning display of ignorance by showing up so early.

Naval OCS indoctrinees (INDOCS) are administered and trained by upperclassmen, similar to the academy systems. And so, it being a Sunday, most of the upperclassmen were out on liberty. The one who had been stuck with the watch greeted me warmly outside my stateroom door.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE SO EARLY SLIMY INDOC?” he bellowed at the top of his lungs. And here I learned how one is actually supposed to execute naval orders – literally. If they say report prior to 0800 Monday, then you report at 0759 on Monday. Not at 1345 on Sunday.

Note: I have always been nothing if not quick on the uptake.

“I have orders to OCS, sir” I whispered. Well, actually I spoke, but it was like a whisper by comparison. This, I learned was called a command voice in the Navy. Being naturally soft-spoken, it took me a while to develop one. But some of the sailors from my first ship can testify at the final court martial that develop one I did.


The hallways were cinder block and tile. Everything echoed. Everything was so clean as to make a hospital look frowzy and disheveled. What was I doing here? This had been described as a gentleman’s school by a recruiter. And now I knew how much to trust a recruiter.

I entered the room and stowed my gear. I sat down on my desk chair. I looked out the window. I could find nothing in the stateroom that could possibly be referred to as a SORM. I heard gulls outside my window. They were everywhere. I heard the sea buoy bell in the distance.

Approximately 1 hour passed. Suddenly, he appeared in my hatch (doorway to the unitiated).


Here I made my second sterling impression. “Uh,…sir? What is a SORM?”

He slammed a book down on my desk – it had been there all along. It was entitled Standard Organization and Regulations Manual – US Navy.


He left.

In another half-hour or so, Berth 2 was filled with my roommate for the duration. In came the INDOC, looking confused. In came the upperclassman, bellowing. Down sat the other INDOC. Out went the upperclassman.

We introduced ourselves. And I was asked: “What’s a SORM?” So – I showed him.

And here I developed the Commander’s first two dicta of Naval leadership:

1. The leader, the one out front, the first to arrive - has no one to help him, he must develop his own reserves of self-reliance and ingenuity;
2. Experience and leadership is often defined simply by the fact that one has been dragged through the bilge water only slightly ahead of the rest of les miserables.

We were both later selected to be company officers by the rest of the company.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


In keeping with the spirit of “CHANGE” pervading the electorate, we feel at the Commander’s place that it is time to retire the Klinton-era “President” title (in quotes) which referred to a man duly elected president but without a shred of the dignity, judgment, sobriety, and integrity necessary to acquit the position well.

The question is thus posed of what to call the newly elected Mr. Obama, since he does not fit the same mold as Slick Willie. He may well have the sobriety and dignity for the job, although we seriously doubt the judgment and integrity. Nonetheless, we now need a new title.

To be President, one must be – according to the US Constitution – a natural born citizen. Since Mr. Obama is obviously not, and therefore cannot be, we cannot use the traditional title.

As always, when in need of creative input, one turns to La Contessa, who excels. And one is duly rewarded!

La Contessa suggests the term “Electee”. Huzzah! Perfect! Henceforth, until and unless Mr. Obama presents evidence of his claim to natural-born citizenship, he shall be known as the Electee. And since only a President can be Commander-in-Chief, his military capacity shall be known as “Manager-in-Chief”.

Now the only remaining question is how he can swear to uphold every provision of a document he refuses to follow, but that is a question for another day.


Now India has had its own 9/11. We note in the coverage that, at the last count, 10 people were responsible for the mess.

Can someone explain to me how 10 people are able to tyrannize hundreds, killing almost 200 and injuring another 200, without incurring a mass uprising? Even the police or SWAT or commandos or whatever they are called were refusing to shoot the perpetrators. Perhaps the advice given in India is the same as here – do not resist! Give them what they want! Except that what they seem to want these days is your death…

How in the world a large crowd of people can be manhandled by a very small group is stunning. I guess it is a sign of the times.


Nov 25 2008 09:04:22 ETA leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts.

Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse."

When asked when the U.S. economy would collapse, Panarin said: "It is already collapsing. Due to the financial crisis, three of the largest and oldest five banks on Wall Street have already ceased to exist, and two are barely surviving. Their losses are the biggest in history. Now what we will see is a change in the regulatory system on a global financial scale: America will no longer be the world's financial regulator."

Asked why he expected the U.S. to break up into separate parts, he said: "A whole range of reasons. Firstly, the financial problems in the U.S. will get worse. Millions of citizens there have lost their savings. Prices and unemployment are on the rise. General Motors and Ford are on the verge of collapse, and this means that whole cities will be left without work. Governors are already insistently demanding money from the federal center. Dissatisfaction is growing, and at the moment it is only being held back by the elections and the hope that Obama can work miracles. But by spring, it will be clear that there are no miracles."

He also cited the "vulnerable political setup", "lack of unified national laws", and "divisions among the elite, which have become clear in these crisis conditions."

He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts - the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong.

Service Corps

Due to conservative outcry, Obama’s plan for compulsory national youth service has been altered to include a “goal” for all youth to participate.

"Liberals don't care what you volunteer for, as long as it is compulsory."National Review

Gadsden Flag

Based on election results, we feel it is appropriate to fly the Gadsden flag until such time as a conservative administration returns. Thankfully, La Contessa allows us such displays.


Zogby Poll

· 512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
· 97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
· 57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
· 81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
· 82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
· 88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
· 56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet.....

· Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
· Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
· And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
· Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
· Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Dictatorship 101

A dictator is an authoritarian ruler (e.g. absolutist or autocratic) who assumes sole and absolute power.

In modern usage, the term "dictator" is generally used to describe a leader who holds and/or abuses an extraordinary amount of personal power, especially the power to make laws without effective restraint by a legislative assembly. Dictatorships are often characterized by some of the following traits:

1. suspension of elections
2. Suspension of civil liberties;
3. proclamation of a state of emergency;
4. rule by decree;
5. repression of political opponents without abiding by rule of law procedures; these include single-party state, and cult of personality
6. Indoctrination of children
7. Seizure of private assets and capital
8. Redistribution of assets according to a political formula

Modern dictators have usually come to power in times of emergency. Frequently dictators have seized power by coup d'état as Benito Mussolini did in Italy at the culmination of his March on Rome. But some dictators, most notably Adolf Hitler in Germany, achieved office as head of government by legal means. However, once he was elected in office, Hitler imposed additional extraordinary powers. Stalin was one of the leaders sharing power in the Soviet Union after Lenin's death until he prevailed in a power struggle and created a dictatorship.

With respect to the list above, let us see how Obama scores:

1. Not yet, but a move is afoot to institute universal voter registration at the federal level. I expect him to jump on this opportunity.
2. He has attempted to use DOJ to silence opposition during the campaign and criminally prosecute donors to conservative causes
3. He continually refers to the economic emergency as justification for unconstitutional ideas
4. He is doing this in a fledgling state on the site – and has decreed an office of the president elect when no such office exists
5. See 2 above, campaigning in Germany, infomercials
6. Mandatory national service plan (since revised based on deafening public opposition)
7. 401(k) plan and radically increased taxation
8. Notions of fairness and bailouts proposed by democrats

This is why I am concerned.


The furor over Barack Obama's birth certificate has become a focus of intense speculation - yet the lawsuit has been dismissed and no explanation can be found. Barack Hussein Obama makes a weirdly pre-announced trip to Hawaii because his typically white racist grandmother is sick. Whiel there, he is seen getting into a van while “walking around the neighborhood”.

Suddenly, The Governor of Hawaii seals the birth records. The governor's office officially declined a request made in writing by WND in Hawaii to obtain a copy of the hospital-generated original birth certificate of Barack Obama. WND was told the official reason for denial of access to Obama's birth certificate would Section 338-18 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, a provision claimed to be designed to prevent identity theft. Still, the source told WND confidentially the motivation for withholding the original birth certificate was political, and refused to disclose whether there was any information on the original birth certificate that would prove politically embarrassing to Obama.

The source also refused to answer WND's question whether the original document on file with the Department of Health was a hospital-generated birth certificate or a registration of birth that may have been filed subsequent to the birth. The anonymous source made clear the Hawaii Department of Health would immediately release Obama's original birth certificate, provided Obama requested the document be released, but the Department of Heath has received no such request from the senator or from anyone acting officially on his behalf.In a startling development, Obama's Kenyan grandmother has reportedly alleged she witnessed Obama's birth at the Coast Provincial Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya.In Kenya, WND was told by government authorities that all documents concerning Obama were under seal until after the U.S. presidential election on November 4.Hmmmmm.

In april, 2009, investigators obtained college transcripts showing that Obama received college financial aid for foreign students.

Double Hmmmmmm.


I’ll tell you a little story: a young populist figured out a way to game the democratic process of a nation. Using empty slogans, intimidation and fraud, he managed to get himself elected and, moreover, managed to get himself elected with sufficient votes to take over power altogether. All very democratic, all very much within what the system, not having planned for the possibility that somebody like him and his followers would show up, allowed.

His message to the people who got him elected? Hope for a better future for themselves and a profound Change of the way things were done in the capital. Nobody ever stopped him because, after all, it was the Will of the People™ and, even though some rules were bent in the process, overall it was just, you know, free and democratic.

Once elected, once given the imprimatur of having achieved power through democratic means, Adolf abolished those means because he wasn’t about to allow somebody else to unseat him in the same fashion.

12 years later, millions were dead and a continent lay in ruins.

All because nobody dared question his rise to power. He was, after all, democratically elected. In a landslide.


Best moment of last night’s debate:

Senator McCain called Senator Obama “Senator Government”

I fell over, I was laughing so hard. Wish I had thought of it…

White Wash

With typical government subtlety, ATF continues to try to whitewash Waco and stifle speech on the subject. The article can be founf here:

The release includes audio of an ATF agent calling the local police to sic then on someone who still believes the ATF should be held accountable for their murderous raid on MT Carmel.

Additionally, the Commander reviewed some video of Joe Biden speaking on Waco during the Congressional hearings regarding the raid. His attempt to cover the government’s tracks, declaring that the congregation there committed mass suicide and that “The government didn’t do this – they did!” forms enough reason to vote against his and Obama’s ticket.

No one attempting to whitewash the incident should be allowed within a mile of the White House.

Dear Leader

Even though he waxes Maoist in his rhetoric lately concerning the bailout – he wants, after all, to eradicate the free-market philosophy (and how pray tell, does one do so? Burn books? Persecute believers? Jail proponents? Sounds like…. Mao!) What it is, exactly, that he has actually done to be qualified, besides hang out with known terrorists, slum lords, racists and liars, to earn his vaunted “presidential credentials”.

1. Occidental College records — Not released
2. Columbia College records — Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper — ‘not available’
4. Harvard College records — Not released
5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
6. Medical records — Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule — ‘not available’
8. Law practice client list — Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate — Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
11. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
13.Your Record of baptism — Not released or ‘not available’
14. Your Illinois State Senate records — ‘not available’

Tell me again why he thinks ANYONE should vote for him?

Lies and Liars

"When two opposing sides of an argument are presented, one by an honest man and the other by a liar, the liar usually wins, simply because he is not inhibited by the truth."

The Guru