Daily Archives: November 21, 2013

This could bite them in the butt

November 21, 2013: The Democrat-majority United States Senate struck down a rule that had been in place for 225 YEARS … because at the moment, it benefits them. Previously, the rule mandated that when the President nominates people to positions requiring Senate approval, those people had to gain a minimum of 60 votes in favor of the nomination before they could take office.

Back in 2005, when Bush and the then-Republican-majority in the Senate tried to can this 60+ rule in favor of a simple 51 vote majority, Democrats (including Barack Obama and Harry Reid) screamed it was the political equivalent of a nuclear assault. But that was then and this is now, so they nuked away and Obama’s appointees will all sail on to their federal judicial benches or presidential cabinet positions.

This video is really worth the time. WATCH Biden, Clinton and Schumer rant about how power-grabby Republicans are and how when they get back into power, they won’t even think about doing anything so heinous is really rich, considering how they JUST DID EXACTLY THAT.

The shoe is on the other foot [4:55]

The Senate has currently 55 Democrat vs. 45 Republican, with a Democrat tie breaker. So yeah … they’ve got the power right now. And they’ve shown how little regard they have for the right-wing voters of this nation. They’ve consistently refused to allow bills the Republican-majority House has passed to come to the Senate floor for a vote. And now they’ve done this.

The problem is that rule changes that benefit one party can easily benefit the other down the road. I remember this happening with Massachusetts where state Democrats changed a rule to get their guy appointed to a vacating seat in Congress, but then later on, the changed rule put a Republican into a vacating seat.

Next November, 35 Senate seats will be on the ballot: 21 are currently held by Democrats; 14 are currently held by Republicans. It looks to me like Democrats have a lot more to lose with this rule change than Republicans do.


H/t Pistol Pete

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Is bullying consistent with Humanism?

The American Humanist Association (AHA) should drop the “Humanist” and just call themselves what they really are: Godless Bullies With Lawyers

According to the dictionary, Humanism is “concerned with the interests, needs, and welfare of humans.” So why are they threatening small schools with law suits for filling boxes with toys, candy and hygiene items to send to disadvantaged children around the world for Christmas?

Some critics have tried to compare AHA to Ebenezer Scrooge – but that’s really unfair. Even Scrooge had a heart.

One of the threatened schools shut down their Operation Christmas Child project, but the students and parents at SkyView decided to stand up to the AHA bullies by moving their operation to a public sidewalk.

And they used their public venue to send a message back to the American Humanist Association, a message that said Operation Christmas Child is not about politics.

It’s about making sure poor children have toys on Christmas day.

2013_11 SkyView kids defy AHA



H/t Pistol Pete

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Gimme some of that red stuff

This is a creepily brilliant political painting. I’ve included references below for those that need them. Beyond that, I think this just speaks for itself … LOUDLY.


Genesis 25:29-34 – Once, when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. He said to Jacob, “Let me gulp down some of that red stuff; I am famished.” That is why he was called Edom. But Jacob replied, “First sell me your right as firstborn.” “Look,” said Esau, “I am on the point of dying. What good is the right as firstborn to me?” But Jacob said, “Swear to me first!” So he sold Jacob his right as firstborn under oath. Jacob then gave him some bread and the lentil stew; and Esau ate, drank, got up, and went his way. So Esau treated his right as firstborn with disdain.

Dixie Cups

The “Marxie” cup of red stuff is a brilliant, multi-layered image. I don’t know if the artist intended to include the Dixie Cups trio and their most famous hit, Goin’ to the Chapel, in the cup reference, but it fits so beautifully, given the utopian nature of the song lyrics, Marxism and Jonestown combined with Obama’s fascination with glam black celebs and the Obama-As-Messiah mythos.

There is a brief history of Jonestown and “drink the kool-aid” by Mental Floss @ http://mentalfloss.com/article/13015/jonestown-massacre-terrifying-origin-drinking-kool-aid. Reading it, one new Jonestown thought jumped out for me, which was .. how come this over-crowded and malnourished community that was so poor in basic necessities somehow had enough cyanide, diazepam, promethazine, and chloral hydrate to dose more than 900 people?

“Those who …” quotation is by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Santayana

Chris Christie and Laura Ingraham

The “Common Ground,” so called, is the oldest public cemetery in Newport. It was laid out about 1665. It contains many of the quaint headstones of common slate. Here may be seen the graves of many of the early governors of the colony, that of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the graves of our early merchants and clerical worthies. Many stones are dedicated the memory of old sea captains. Within this cemetery is “God’s Little Acre”, which is the Colonial African Burial Ground. It is considered a separate cemetery.

Dunno if it means anything or what. If anyone has any better thoughts, let me know.

H/t Pistol Pete

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Posted by Pistol Pete

First,let me thank my buddy Chrissy for the WalMart thread. I left a joke reply about beating a 75 year old woman with my shoe over the last power cart. However,something that DID happen yesterday…a black man about my age stopped me in the grocery section. He had a few canned goods and a Bible with him and said as how he was living in his car,supporting 3 kids and had no money for food. After I politely refused he asked if I wanted him to pray for something. I should have asked him to pray for himself. I was a little uncomfortable turning him down,but at the checkout I heard he was all over the store asking for money. Management was looking for him because store policy forbids panhandlers. I have nothing against helping those less fortunate than we are,but I have a youtube of John Stossel to post today where he shows how lucrative begging can be.


(loved the post yesterday…DW cracked up)


[CtH: Note to self: print the following in very large font on cardstock and post prominently above monitor … I WILL NOT EAT OR DRINK WHILE READING PETE’S POSTS!!! … I wonder if I can get a sinus infection from snorking yogurt.]


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

[CtH: Wow, somebody did an absolutely BRILLIANT job of screen grabbing for that. Stealing for Facebook. TYPP! (Thank You, Pistol Pete!)]


[CtH google translated: “The Law Is What I Say It Is”]

Howzabout a fish fry?This is a rare long-nosed chimaera,only the second ever caught. It was snagged in 3,000 feet of water off the northern coast of Canada. It’s almost as ugly as Henry Waxman. The noses are of similar dimensions.


[CtH: Nope, not Waxman I’m thinking. It’s in the family Rhinochimaeridae, so definitely one of John McCain’s BFFs. Note: First dorsal spine contains a mildly poisonous venom. So yeah … butt ugly, can make you sick if you get too close. RINO!]



[CtH: Creepily brilliant toon. Hope you don’t mind me reposting with references, Pete.]





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ObamaCare: We’re not happy until you’re not happy

Obamacare It's really for the best

Tweeters rebrand Obamacare @ Twitchy … snarking good one-liners!

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Sebelius and Clinton

Just want to give y’all a heads up here … if you’re surfing for interesting tidbits, I suggest you surf my blogs in the format that shows comments. I often find little things here and there that are interesting enough to offer a link, but not worth posting as a separate blog, so I stick them into comments someplace they seem kinda sorta related.  For example, I just posted a string of fun poll stats I found at Facebook and links to some good snark at Twitchy in “Bring Out Your Dead!” Also, some of our visitors add some great extras, especially the erudite itooktheredpill. If you don’t skim the comments, you miss a lot.


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