Name:Harrison Location:United States

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Sunday, September 28, 2008


We were just readin' how Bar-ack! is up 50 to 42 in the Gallup Poll. Hopefully it's just a lotta' people lyin', but in case they're actually serious (and seriously derainged) we decided to post somethin' that showed up in our email a while ago. A bit of editin' was necessary, considerin' how some things have changed, but the message is still the same…

Welcome to Toastmasters, June 13, 2033. Today Rick Campbell, one of our senior members at age 87, is here to reminisce a bit and give us a history lesson. [H]e is going to give us a personal look back at the conditions which led up to [a] fateful year, in a speech titled:

"2010 Was Not A Good Year To Be President"

After Obama's narrow win…the country was positively giddy. A Democrat House, Senate, and President. At last an end to gridlock in Washington. Camelot!

When Congress convened in January, 2009, the 44th President of the United States did something unique in history: he made good on his campaign promises. Certainly most Americans never really thought he was serious during the campaign. But whether because of inexperience, idealism, or simply incompetence, he followed through. In Obama's first One Hundred Days, the Congress passed his initiatives, and he signed them into law as he said he would.

He repealed the Bush tax cuts, and increased capital gains taxes.

He enacted a windfall profits tax, and instituted price controls on gasoline and diesel fuel.

He passed universal health care, which added an additional 10 percent tax increase on all working Americans. He signed the Immigrant Amnesty bill which created 12 million new citizens instantly, each with entitlements.

He closed the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and summarily released all the detainees. He repealed the Patriot Act, and cut funding for espionage, and eliminated all terrorist listening and wiretaps.

Most important, he began the complete and immediate withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq. He ignored the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who wanted to retain bases in Kuwait and Qatar. Instead, he went with the recommendation of Secretary of Defense Dennis Kucinich, and ordered all troops back to U.S. soil.

Viola! In One Hundred Days, by May of 2009, it was all done, and the vision was complete. He did exactly what he said he would do.

And so it was in the summer of 2009 that things began to unravel for Obama.

Of course, the economy needed a tax cut, not an increase, and unemployment quickly rose to 12 percent. Even attorneys and economists were put in the bread lines. Hard times.

Price controls on gasoline immediately led to shortages and gas lines.

The global cooling trend we have seen for the past 25 years first became obvious in 2009, exposing the CO2 global warming fraud. People were justifiably angry.

Federal deficits increased massively because thousands of baby boomers, facing job loss and much higher taxes, simply gave up and took social security.

Although the superb U.S. health care system was thrown into disarray, the bright spot was the creation of the Federal Department of Health care, and the immediate hiring of 250,000 administrators, inspectors and auditors, the only job growth in any economic sector in 2009.

By February 2010, the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq was complete. It was a very expensive undertaking.

And then in March, the gradual Shiite insurgencies from Iran turned into a true Iraqi civil war. In May, Iranian tanks crossed the border and quickly took Baghdad. although the exact number is not known, at least 230,000 Sunni Iraqis died as we stood by.

Iran also quickly moved into undefended Kuwait.

President Obama did exactly what he said he would. He sent Secretary of State Maria Cantwell to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Ahmadinejad. After two weeks of high level talks, the United States agreed to allow Iran to retain Iraq and Kuwait to create stability in the middle east, with the understanding that Israel would not be disturbed. Cantwell returned to Washington, and explained the agreement in her famous speech, in which she proudly noted that the Obama administration had finally achieved "peace in our time" in the Middle East.

So there was some surprise at the rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on August 14th. President Obama said, "This is not the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad I knew." The Obama administration decided it would be de-stabilizing to take sides in the conflict, and approximately 29,000 Israeli civilians died during the summer and fall. American Jews were appalled at the inaction. Yes, in 2010 most American Jews were Democrats, but because of 2010, they are solid Republicans today.

As awkward as it was, everything might have turned out all right for the Obama administration going into the fall mid-term elections of 2010, if it hadn't been for the dirty bomb in the Port of Long Beach. The administration had cut funding for the inspection of containers, because they felt it showed a "lack of trust" in the international trading community.

It wasn't really a very big bomb, and thank goodness, not a real nuclear device, but nonetheless it contaminated some expensive real estate—Newport Beach , Palos Verdes Estates—and ultimately caused the death of 14,000 Americans. People were especially annoyed that Disneyland had to be closed for decontamination.

And so, in the midterm elections, Republicans regained control of both the House and Senate, and the rest is history.

The impeachment proceedings against President Obama for "failure to protect and defend" were swift and nearly unanimous. Vice President Biden resigned. Newly-elected Speaker of the House, J.C. Watts, became the 45th President of the United States.

Republicans finished the war on Islamic fundamentalists, largely by aiming ICBM's at Mecca and Medina.

No Democrat has been elected President since.

Republicans have held both Houses of Congress.

History of Western Civilization and Economics are now taught in all public schools, and in English only.

Marriage is defined as one man and one woman.

And there are border fences, north and south.

We old codgers remember the ancient Confucian curse: "May you live in interesting times."

Well, 2010 was an interesting year, but it was not a good year to be President.

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posted by Harrison at 10:34 PM


Friday, September 26, 2008

Republicans = Vermin Hunters

It's all in the family.

Considerin' how the enviro-wackers have gone after Sarah Palin, it's interestin' to discover how she came by her beliefs.

Chuck and Sally Heath [parents of Sarah Palin] have been part-time U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife specialists for the past 15 years, traveling throughout Alaska trapping or killing animals. They've eradicated rat infestations, shooed geese from runways and killed foxes that were keeping threatened Canada geese from nesting.

In January 2002, they went to New York City for a two-week assignment that fit their specialty. Their job was to make sure birds and rats did not disturb the debris from the collapsed World Trade Center towers that was being searched by forensic teams for human remains in Staten Island's Fresh Kills landfill.

They used snap-traps to catch mice and rats and pyrotechnics to scare off the gulls. If the birds persisted, the couple shot them as a last resort, Chuck Heath [said]. They were two of 69 wildlife biologists, technicians and specialists from 23 states who participated in the program, which cost more than $335,000, according to the Agriculture Department.

Let's see how long it takes for the enviro-wackers to start a new round of yellin' 'bout the Heaths actually killin' foxes to protect the geese or shootin' gulls to help forensic teams find victims of 911.

Dug up at Don Surber's blog.

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posted by Harrison at 11:20 PM


Monday, September 22, 2008

It's a Seal, It's a Plane, It's…

a gold coin?

130 years ago another politician coined the perfect description of Barack Obama:

"A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of
his own verbosity and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at
all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself."

Benjamin Disraeli, from a Speech at Riding School, London, July 27, 1878.

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posted by Harrison at 11:51 PM


Friday, September 19, 2008

Awwwww Friday

Dug up at Neatorama

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posted by Harrison at 1:32 PM


Thursday, September 18, 2008

The New Pedigree Is…

UPDATE: I just get finished writin' 'bout how the agenda is to outlaw "purebred" dogs and I discover the Nanny State has already fired the first shot


Already riding a surge of unprecedented popularity, dogs of mixed or unknown heritage are getting another boost. Whether short-legged, spotted, curly-haired, barrel-chested, pointy-eared or snub-nosed — or a combination of all of them — multi-breed mongrels will be welcomed and extolled at a new registry and Web community launching this week at muttigrees.org.

Now I'm not a snob—canines are canines—but I think those guys have forgotten there's some good reasons for gettin' a purebred from a reliable breeder.

First, ya' can meet the dam of the pup as well as the littermates. It's important to see how they all interact. A lot of those shelter dogs have serious psychologial issues from a bad upbringin' that you'll won't discover until it's too late. Then it's right back to the shelter—mutigree and all.

Second, ya' can see who the grandsire and granddam are and if they're winners. Maybe ya' think all that says is they're handsome, but ya' can't make it in the dog show biz world without havin' the right temperment to get along with lots 'n lots 'n lots of strange dogs in small spaces and large arenas. Unhealthy, bad-tempered canines need not apply.

Third, some breeds are almost hypo-allergenic—they shed so little people with allergies to canines can own them. That shelter pup might look like a poodle or a schaunzer but end up bein' more of somethin' else entirely.

The American Mutt-i-grees Club—created by the Pet Savers Foundation, the developmental arm of the massive North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, N.Y.—will give voice to the estimated 25 million owners of mixed-breed dogs, send mutt certificates to their pets and ultimately elevate the mixed-breed choice in the public consciousness, says J. John Stevenson, president of NSALA and managing director of the foundation.

Give 'em a voice and maybe they'll give ya' money, right?

The fact is that purebreds that enter shelters nationwide (25% to 30% of the intake numbers at most facilities) are generally adopted far faster than the mixed breeds. And it is believed that the vast majority of approximately 3 million dogs euthanized in shelters every year are mixed breeds. They are either the result of random encounters between neighborhood dogs, or the overflow from breeders and puppy mill operations that have begun creating litters of specific mixes called hybrids, such as the union of beagles and pugs (known as puggles) or Labradors and poodles (known as Labradoodles).

And creatin' a special "registry" for Mutts is gonna' help stop people deliberately breedin'…mutts?

There are already some join-up opportunities for owners of mixed-breed dogs, including registration operations that issue paperwork for hybrids not recognized by the American Kennel Club, and organizations that exist primarily to put on competitive events for mixed-breed dogs.

Dirty little secret 'bout "purebred" canines—we all started out as "mutts" at some point in our development. It takes a good long time to get accepted by the AKC and that's only after provin' ya' have consistent standards, which is why people like buyin' a responsibly-bred, pedigree canine. We Aussies are so "new" AHM and my dad actually met the daughter of the man credited with developin' our specific breed. ('Course she was pretty old.) And the AKC didn't recognize us until the 1960s.

Mutt-i-grees will "occupy a very different space" from the existing registries and clubs, says Stevenson. "We want to become somewhat the AARP of mixed-breed dogs.

I can't say I'm particularly crazy 'bout the direction AARP has been headin' politically (even tho' we're all eligible to join) so that's not much of a sellin' point for me.

Just as AARP advocates issues relevant to seniors by aggregating a tremendous number of members, we, too, want to channel the voice of 25 million mixed-breed owners, to raise awareness and promote regulation to diminish the stronghold of puppy mills and irresponsible breeders."

A-ha! "…[C]hannel the voice…to…promote regulation[s]…" Just what we need—more regulations 'cause the average human is too dumb to be responsible for their own behavior. They're also too dumb to train their canine companions in proper etiquette or teach their human brats that, if ya' slap the dog around, he might return the favor—with teeth.

But I'm guessin' their real agenda is to outlaw breedin' "purebred" dogs entirely. They'll start by makin' it un-PC to own one, then gradually make it so tough to breed 'em they'll go the way of nuclear power. 'Course when the country is swamped with genetic misfits whose vet bills are breakin' the family budget, they'll start screamin' for taxpayer-paid universal health care for pets, and, ultimately, new regulations to create "proper standards."

The proliferation of dog clubs, registries and communities is indicative of "the evolution in the way we view dogs in our society," says Stephen Zawistowski of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "There was a time when owning a dog was a thing you did by yourself. Now dogs are part of the social fabric of people's lives." Being able to connect with others of like mind "is part of the belonging-ness of dog ownerships, another way of sharing the love," he says.

This guy must be the Dr. Phil of the animal world 'cause I haven't seen so much pablum since gettin' weaned. Get a clue, buster. If ya' really were in touchy-feely communion with dog owners, ya'd know we DO NOT want a bunch of silly-ass regulations tellin' us what to do every minute of the day. And frankly, if I ever actually meet the person who coined the phrase "…the belonging-ness of dog ownership…" I'll whizz on his wing-tips.

Mutt-i-grees program organizers expect 250,000 people to sign up on the website in the next 12 months. The free membership includes access to health tips, blogs, expert advice and cross-discussion among members; the $25 and $100 memberships provide merchandise discounts and special offers.

Hmmmm…. Free membership…along with years of spam—er—promotional emails—pushin' that merchandise and special offers.

True dog people already know their best pal is special. S'far as I'm concerned, ya' can use that "Mutt-I-Gree" to line your litter pan.

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posted by Harrison at 12:17 AM


The Best Little Hacker in Tennessee…

…is a Demo-cat. Not only that, he's the son of a State Representative. What was that sayin' 'bout raisin' up your children in the way they should go?

Well, this one was sure tryin' to be the good son.

The hacker said that he read all of the e-mails in the Palin account and found "nothing incriminating, nothing that would derail her campaign as I had hoped."

'Course the MSM isn't interested. Wha'd'ya' think would be happenin' if the kid's father was a Republican?

Dug up at Instapundit.

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posted by Harrison at 12:17 AM


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Never Let 'Em Smell Ya' Sweat

While the good ole' USA keeps fightin' for freedom, Europe is wastin' more money on useless pseudo-scientific studies. This one is especially silly since they could've saved their money and just asked the French. Or Bar-ack!'s campaign.

A new study proves that mammals can communicate danger to each other through smell, and reveals exactly how they do it. Scientists at the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, found that when mice are placed in an environment where there is a beaker of water containing alarm pheromones emitted by other mice, they immediately sniff out the danger and move away from the beaker.

Could be why Bar-ack!'s losin' ground in the polls. He's startin' to smell like an old fish. Oh…wait…

The mice’s keen reaction has been attributed to the 300 to 500 cells found at the entrance of their noses, called the Grueneberg ganglion. This ganglion is present also in human beings, according to the scientist Hans Grueneberg who discovered it in 1973. The Swiss authors of the new study, led by Julien Brechbühl, speculate that "one can imagine that humans have a similar method" of communicating danger to each other.

Yes, those cute little "gang-lions" are as good an explanation as any for the herd-induced panic in the Demo-cat litterpan. And the fear stench just keeps spreadin' out from the Center of the Universe.

In another experiment, scientists removed a Grueneberg ganglion from a mouse to see how it reacted without this ganglion. The mouse was found to be able to detect other smells, such as a hidden biscuit, but it failed to react to a warning or alarm pheromone.

Which explains why so many fools actually believe what Bar-ack!'s hackin' up.

The detection of these alert signals spark "specific behaviours" – such as fleeing from danger or predators, said co-author Marie-Christine Broillet. Other species are known to deploy a similar system.

Generally known as votin' Republican.

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posted by Harrison at 11:23 PM


Monday, September 15, 2008

The Lying King

There's a reason I call Demo-cats fe-lyings, ya' know.

Dug up at Instapundit

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posted by Harrison at 11:25 AM


Friday, September 12, 2008

Just Ask the Dog

Last week I sniffed out a story 'bout how a certain Karen Dawn (who financially supports Bar-ack!) was encouragin' readers of her "non-partisan" email newletter to go to the Defenders of Wildlife website to find Sarah Palin's "real" attitude toward animals.

Based on the rest of her "newsletter," I figure Demo-cat Enviro-wackers will soon be mountin' a huge campaign to demonize Sarah Palin and swing the pet-owner vote.

Today Jonathan Adler at NRO's the Corner is linkin' to a new ad by the Enviro-wackers at Defenders of Wildlife.

The Defenders ad makes it seem like they're just against this type [aerial] of hunting, when in reality they'd like to end wolf hunting altogether. Defenders helped bankroll a ballot initiative that would have effectively banned aerial hunting of wolves, but Alaska voters rejected it at the polls.

The nose knows.

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posted by Harrison at 11:04 PM


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sarah Palin's Lipstick

Be afraid, Barry. Be very afraid.

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A powerful rechargeable stun gun with safety cord now in the size and shape of an ordinary lipstick. It does not get any better than this.

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posted by Harrison at 12:15 AM


Monday, September 08, 2008

Desperate Demo-cats Drivin' for Voters

Note the interestin' word choice in this article.

Clairton, Pa. Five days a week, Linda Graham trolls tattered neighborhoods of this once thriving steel city outside Pittsburgh for unregistered voters she can sign up as Democrats — one of thousands of unknown volunteers whose work outside the limelight has already altered the basic arithmetic of the November election.

"…trolls tattered neighborhoods…" Sounds like a stalker to me. 'Course the writer makes it sound like Clairton was a "…thriving steel city…" right up 'til this past spring. Not quite. Considerin' my great-grand dam and a whole bunch of my extended family used to live near there (and got out ASAP) we all know the steel industry in Pittsuburgh started declinin' sometime back durin' the Carter administration.

And just to underscore how bad things are gettin' in the trenches, now the Demo-cats are tryin' to register…cats.

Dipped Jewitt has the purrfect opportunity to make sure the interests of pets are represented in the upcoming election. She recently was given the chance to vote via mailed registration materials sent by the USAction Education Fund, which describes itself as a national nonprofit, nonpartisan group that has organized voter-registration drives since 2004. But there's one problem - Dipped Jewitt is a cat.

Not unexpectedly, —USAction Education Fund is a Demo-cat front. Among their "partners" is Michigan Citizen Education Fund (Detroit, MI) – a whole litter of "community organizers" like Linda Teeter who is touted has havin' "… 25 years of experience in political and community organizing" and "…is trained in the Midwest Academy’s philosophy on organizing…"

Not surprisingly, all the "partners" seem to have sprung from one foul spring—the Midwest Academy of Chicago, IL Accordin' to their website

Midwest Academy is a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice.

More community organizers! The Chairman of the Board is one Heather Booth, who is a real piece of work.

Over the years, Booth has contributed money to the campaigns of numerous political candidates -- all Democrats. Notable recipients of her donations include Barack Obama, Al Franken, Tom Harkin, Jesse Jackson, Kweisi Mfume, Hilliary Clinton, John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Al Gore,… Heather Booth also joined with activists in 1999 to revive the defunct Citizen Action as USAction. [Emphasis mine]

Her husband is Paul Booth, a foundin' member of SDS—Students for a Democratic Society which spawned the Weather Underground and Bill Ayres who we can blame for spawnin' Bar-ack!'s political career in his livin' room.

'Course all that organizin' has probably gone down the tubes after Bar-ack! called Pennsylvania's favorite college team the Nitley Lions.

Whew! That's one full litter pan.

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posted by Harrison at 12:07 AM


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Follow the Money

I was just readin' an article/post that claims to "reveal" Sarah Palin's attitude toward animals. The writer is one Karen Dawn who sends out a regular email newletter. She starts out "…I need to stress that DawnWatch is entirely non partisan. If you've read Thanking the Monkey you know of my commitment to non partisan animal activism."

That would be more believable if a quick Google search didn't reveal Ms. Dawn donated $2,300 to the Obama campaign and $0 to the McCain ticket.

She continues:

Indeed, Obama's record on animal issues is better than most. I have spoken to him personally and found a keen awareness of and interest in the connection between the livestock industry and global warming.

I have no doubt Bar-ack! knows plenty 'bout cow gas.

And as a senator, long before he was in the presidential race, he posed for photos for an anti puppy mill book.

Seems Bar-ack! does a whole lotta' of posin' and posturin' but not much actual producin', 'less ya' count the aforementioned cow gas.

Based on the rest of her "newsletter," I figure Demo-cat Enviro-wackers will soon be mountin' a huge campaign to demonize Sarah Palin and swing the pet-owner vote.

Sarah Palin has so far shown a level of hostility to animal interests that is well outside the norm. Her presence on the ticket therefore gives us the chance to let it be known that such a stance matters, and that to most people, both Democrat and Republican, it is a negative.

You can learn the details of her stances on various websites. The Defenders of Wildlife site may be the most comprehensive. It tells us, "As Governor, Sarah Palin has championed aerial hunting of wolves and bears" and it includes distressing video of aerial wolf shootings. About whales it tells us, "Governor Palin opposes the listing of the Cook Inlet beluga whales, citing the listing as a threat to oil and gas development, despite their genetic uniqueness and the fact that their numbers have decreased from 1,300 in the 1980s to about 350 today. And it reminds us that Palin opposes listing the Polar Bear as endangered:

Ah ha! Defenders of Wildlife is a name I recognize, havin' checked them out before. Anyone remember the spotted owl flap and the destruction of the loggin' industry?

These people are all about controllin', not carin'. They want wolves runnin' amok then turn around and tell ya' never to let your canine (or fe-lyin') have a littler. Some of 'em aren't ever sure 'bout lettin' ya' have an animal companion at all.

So who are these "Defenders of Wildlife?" Well, Rodger Schlickeisen is President. I found his bio on Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Michigan) government website which sorta' says it all. He's real hard-core, havin' not only served in the Carter White House, but was "…CEO of Craver, Mathews, Smith and Company, a leading consultant on organizational development, membership building and fund-raising for progressive advocacy organizations. [Emphasis mine.]

Victor M. Sher, the Chairman, is from San Francisco, is part of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, and donated $2,300 to the Obama campaign.

Terry C. Pelster, Vice Chairman from New York, donated $4,600 to the 2008 Democrat Presidental election.

Richard Kopcho, Treasurer, is from California and while he isn't on record as makin' big donations, his wife has been donatin' thousands to the Demo-cats since 2004.

Adelaide P. Gomer, Secretary, is the real big fish. 'Course she's from New York so what can ya' expect? A short list of her donations from February '07 to May '08 include: MoveOn - $5,000; ActBlue - $5,600; Obama - $5,700; and the Democratic Congress Campaign Committee - $1,500

All very non-partisan, right?

Sure—pull my other three legs, Ms. Dawn.

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posted by Harrison at 12:13 AM


Thursday, September 04, 2008

GOP Convention Update

Sarah Palin officially nominated as Vice President. Oh, yeah...and John McCain for President.

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posted by Harrison at 12:18 AM


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

'We don't need electricity. We have Islam.'

Just in case y'all have forgotten why we're fightin'…

Operation Eagle Summit

It was one of the most daring, dangerous and spectacular operations of the war in Afghanistan. Some 5,000 troops—3,000 of them British—fought for six days through the heart of Taliban-controlled territory on a mission of utmost humanitarian importance.

By the end of the operation, 250 Taliban fighters had been killed yet only one British soldier was injured. Such was the success of the project to restore a hydroelectric dam, [that will provide power to 1.8 million Afghans], that the commander of British forces in Afghanistan has called it the 'end of the beginning' of the campaign against the Taliban.

Seven 30-ton sections of the turbine were sent by 200 vehicles in a 6 mile convoy. They traveled at an average speed of 1 mph and produced a 20 mile long dust cloud.

[Along the way] Afghan troops used VHF radios to harangue the Taliban across no-man's land. When one of the Afghans asked why the Taliban wouldn't let the turbine through, the insurgent replied: 'We don't need electricity. We have Islam.'

Somebody tell those fools their Wayback Machine is stuck.

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posted by Harrison at 3:07 PM