Monday, November 28, 2011


This looks like a lot of fun!

Well it's Cyber Monday, and I'm actually NOT shopping! Will wonders never cease?

Will the US return to the gold standard? or will it go to more of fiat money, only done by the IMF and UN? That was some of the discussion on Freedom Watch on Fox Business over the weekend. And is gold in a bubble, much as the housing was and too.. or is it just in reaction to the ever-expanding printing of money?

The Fed is unconstitutional, as congress is the one authorized to coin money , under Section 8 of the Constitution

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

Notice the word "coin"...not "print". Paper money was not considered. Lincoln did paper money during the civil war, and would not allow people to redeem their paper money for gold. FDR did even worse, outlawing the owning of gold - totally unconstitutional, both of them.

and yet progressives look up to FDR.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


While browsing the Washington Times this morning, I came across this nugget of joy:

Five armed Mexicans, with AK-47s, were 12 miles north of the US/MX border, hunting for Border Patrol Agents. First off, this represents an armed intrusion of our country, and no one says a peep about the porous border where this is happening, yet it continues. The Federal government's responsibility lies here:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

That is from Section 8, Powers of Congress. It appears that the morons up in DC are falling down on the job, and when the individual states make laws to take up where the Feds should be doing the job, they get *sued* by DOJ.

Back to the first part of this these Mexicans representing an armed incursion into another sovereign nation, went & had a firefight with the Border Patrol agents. At least two of them had their rifles at the ready position, and patrolling the area, where they encountered four Border Patrol agents - who identified themselves as such in Spanish, and opened fire on them, killing one - Brian A. Terry, who had been a Marine. I'll give you three guesses what the Border Patrol fired at the armed men...and it will shock you - BEANBAGS! Yep. We're arming our Border Patrol with beanbags.

After shooting beanbags, and Terry was dying, they *amazingly enough* thought to switch to bullets, shooting one of the men in the abdomen and the leg. (only one? I'd shoot, and keep shooting until all were down, but the other 4 ran away).

The guy indicted for the murder of the BP Agent, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, was originally just charged with illegal entry - but then that was thrown out, and 2nd degree murder charges were preferred.

The Washington Times has this interesting bit:

The indictment also noted that Osorio-Arellanes had been convicted in Phoenix in 2006 of felony aggravated assault, had been detained twice in 2010 as an illegal immigrant, and had been returned to Mexico repeatedly.

The case has been sealed, including the judge's reason for sealing the case.

Oh, by the way, remember the Fast & Furious fiasco? Two of the AK-47s found at the scene were from that operation.

Eric Holder should be held liable for any and all deaths involving guns in that 'operation'.

By the way, if you use Kaboom cleanser, that stuff that sprays blue & turns white - wear protective eyewear that totally seals off your eyes. It will mess up your eyes, just being in proximity to the spray. This is found out from experience yesterday. I now have a blister on my eyeball :| and it feels really funny. And I wasn't even that close to the stuff, but spraying the tub and surround, evidently some of it gets around in the air, and will attack your eyes.

The Muppets comes out at the theaters today, we're heading to see a movie later!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ron Paul Candidate Profile

the only reasonable choice among the R's running, is Ron Paul, aka Dr. No, He Who Must Not Be Named, The Fringe Candidate Who Polls Above 30 Percent

Here are some good parts of it:

Spending/size of government/entitlement reform: Would return the U.S. dollar to a gold standard, effectively ending the central bank’s ability to manipulate the currency. Would also eliminate the central bank. Gary Johnson and Paul are the only Republican candidates giving serious consideration to cuts in military spending. Recognizes Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as not merely economically ruinous but morally defective.

Personal freedom: Opposes abortion, but would leave regulation of it to the states. Recognizes the Second Amendment as a necessary check on tyranny as well as an expression of the right of self-defense. Opposes regulation of internet commerce and communications and has voted against bills aimed at banning online gaming, taxing internet commerce, policing sex offenders online, and requiring ISPs to answer to content bureaucrats (i.e. “net neutrality”). Paul’s position on most wedge issues is that they should be left to the states. Paul’s 2005 “We the People” bill would have prohibited federal courts from hearing cases on abortion, same-sex unions, sexual practices, and establishment of religion.

Immigration: Consistently supports stronger border enforcement. Argues that illegal immigrants strain public services more than they contribute to the economy, and advocates ending all public services to illegal immigrants and an amendment to end birthright citizenship. Would prohibit public money for hospitalization of undocumented immigrants but does not oppose letting charities take over these payments. His immigration position is rooted in the principle that a welfare state cannot coexist with open borders.

Education: Supports ending all federal support for and oversight of education. For this reason, he opposes school vouchers, which would place private schools under federal oversight. He does support education tax credits.

Campaign site:

If he doesn't get the nomination for Rs this year, I'm sticking with the Libertarian Party, as the Republicans are only a step or two behind the Democrats in big government nanny state.

yet another idea!

While reading over at archives, I came across this nugget of joy in the comments on Public Healthy & the tyranny of the Common Good, from sarcasmic:

How many of those who are currently part of Red US are in fact dependent upon government plunder?

When it comes to a choice between standing up for principle and no longer receiving a wealth transfer (veterans pension check, government paycheck, Social Security check, Medicare benefit, unemployment check, Food Stamps, Subsidized Loan, paycheck from government contractor, agricultural subsidy, the list goes on), will they really stand up for principle?

Or will they be right there in the streets demanding what is "theirs"?

It reminds me of a sign that I had seen, I don't quite remember where online, but a senior with a sign saying "keep your government hands off my medicare". Um, really? Where does the "magickal money" come from? I'll let you figure that one out on your own.

I agree with Ron Paul - those on SS *right now* would still get their checks - those not on it yet, guess what, you get a lesser percentage say 5 years out from that magical age, and those 10 years out get even less. Those 20 years out, guess what - start saving and investing for your retirement.

I've started reading more of Ludwig von Mises' book on economics. I'm finding that I really enjoy learning about economics.

Here is your WHAT of the day:

Hurts just looking at that guys Xray.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas is on its way

I can't believe, the Christmas stuff has already taken over stores for the past month almost, and its' not even Thanksgiving. Next thing you know they'll be setting up displays around the 4th of July for Christmas!

How many of you love Christmas carols? I sure do - I grew up with records that my parents had - Bing, Perry, Hawaiian War chant (ok so i used to be able to sing that word for word) plus others. My parents listened to quite a few diverse types of music, ranging from big band to polka.

Here is one of my favorite songs, The Twelve Days of Christmas, only "as sung by Red Green"

Our church Thanksgiving dinner is coming up on the 20th of this month, and I am considering looking for a Turducken to bring, along with a regular roasted turkey.
A turducken is a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. the only bones left in a turducken, are the leg bones sticking out of the legs - so it *looks* like a regular turkey, but surprise! when you slice into it. Also in the recipe I have (out of a Paul Prudhomme cookbook) there are three types of stuffings/dressings in it- one inside the chicken, one between chicken & duck, and another between duck and turkey. I've seen them in the freezer up at Prasek's in Hillje (they are even online, and sell gift boxes - I highly recommend them for any of their food) and they are not too highly priced. If you can, get the box of stuffed chicken breasts - We love them. Haven't tried the ones with cornbread dressing in them, but the ones with regular bread stuffing in them are tops!

I was browsing Armistice Day, and came across a World War I site. Quite interesting! Here is the link >> If you click on the left side "propaganda" you can view posters from various countries (select the country on the right side). I am browsing the US posters - to get to the next poster, click on the poster, and the next one will pop up. the US has 4 pages of posters. Some interesting ones there.

In Flanders Fields
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spiders.. interesting

I was listening to the Michael Berry show last week, and he was talking about a video...I *had* to watch it when I got home, and this is the vid:

On another note, Obama is doing by executive order what will not pass through congress/senate. Talk about being a usurper.