Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April fools?

Tomorrow is virus day in my profession. All the hidden undiscovered virus/worm bombs tend to go off on April 1. I just count on something strange happening in the network.

We went from the Bush frying pan to the Obama fire, and all the anti-Bush countdown clocks have just made way for the anti-Obama countdown clocks. I'm adding one to my blog right now.

Meanwhile, here's a video that I think gets it right. We've been moving to the left, but now we're moving to the left much faster. It's time to reassert the Constitution and get back to the proper levels of government.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Militia Indicators.

I had no idea I had anything in common with militia members. There's a document recently distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center called "The Modern Militia Movement" which lists the indicators of militia involvement for the awareness of Missouri law enforcement. I match the description on about 10% of the items. The other 90% includes some hillbilly extremist nuttiness. Some of the points of view listed are exactly the things I learned in civics class in junior high school. Also listed are a series of conspiracy theories, most of which are easily discredited, and others which are difficult to discredit. Some of the indicators include bumper stickers, one of which I had on my Jeep for probably six months. Two of the political candidates and one of the political movements, I fully supported in the previous election and beyond. One, I voted for in the primaries, and one I voted for in the general election. Do I have even a remote urge to join a militia? No. I just found it interesting that I couldn't completely dodge all the indicators of belonging to a militia movement. I just hope I don't get "profiled" by police.

And to completely change the subject, in Florida they're taping magnets to the heads of crocodiles to keep them from finding their way home after they're relocated. The theory is that crocs can sense magnetic north. I wonder if this is working?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

AIG Bonuses Protected by Obama's Own Law.

I found this news item to be the most ironic thing I've seen all day.

It was discovered that Obama granted AIG a free legal pass to give high bonuses because of the following stipulation in Obama’s stimulus bill he personally orchestrated and signed into law:

From page H1412 of the Final Stimulus Bill, “SEC. 111. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE:

“(iii) The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009, as such valid employment contracts are determined by the Secretary or the designee of the Secretary.”

This amendment provides an exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009, which exempts the very AIG bonuses Obama is condemning every single chance he gets. The amendment is in the final version and is law.

All of Obama's complaining about how these AIG bonuses need to be looked at and prevented in the future ring hollow now.

"This is a corporation that finds itself in financial distress due to recklessness and greed," Obama told a group of small business owners.

"I mean, how do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?"

And now for the second most ironic thing I saw today:

Wildlife thrives at Chernobyl

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Translate servre error

I got a good laugh out of this one, so I thought I'd share. Sometimes technology is not the answer.

The Progressive Quiz

I took the Progressive Quiz and got 107/400, which makes me "very conservative". How about you? I'd love to see your comments. -CH

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

(Inter)national Defense Budget

One thing that is striking about the U.S. national budget is the amount that we spend on defense. Not our own defense, but the defense of some pretty rich countries who simply would rather freeload. Why is it that while our country is going beyond broke, but into multiple trillions of dollars into debt, are we still defending other sovereign nations which are capable and financially able to defend themselves? Like Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’lvoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, just to name them all. Let's sell them the gear and come on home. If they object, offer them a spot as the 51st state. They can pay a piece of our Federal taxes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obama, not qualified since birth!,

Interesting comments followed my posting of the video where Dr. Alan Keyes was critical of Barack Obama, refusing to even call him the President because he has paid to suppress his birth certificate in the state of Hawaii, probably because he was born in Kenya to a mother who was too young to transmit U.S. citizenship. If it comes to light that this is true, the Democrats face an immense embarrassment. Obama would be deposed. The document posted on Obama's website purporting to be his birth certificate only certifies that Hawaii has the original and that it is real. For some reason the original long form with the doctor's signature, footprint, and place of birth has been suppressed. I agree with Keyes that many in the military probably need to ensure that their Commander in Chief is bona fide before taking any orders from him.

Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. Natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between “December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986. Presidential office requires a natural-born citizen if the child was not born to two U.S. Citizen parents, which of course is what exempts John McCain though he was born in the Panama Canal. US Law very clearly stipulates: “…If only one parent was a U.S. Citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.” Barack Obama’s father was not a U.S. Citizen and Obama’s mother was only 18 when Obama was born, which means though she had been a U.S. Citizen for 10 years, (or citizen perhaps because of Hawaii being a territory) the mother fails the test for being so for at least 5 years **prior to** Barack Obama’s birth, but *after* age 16. It doesn’t matter *after* . In essence, she was not old enough to qualify her son for automatic U.S. Citizenship. At most, there were only 2 years elapsed since his mother turned 16 at the time of Barack Obama’s birth when she was 18 in Hawaii. His mother would have needed to have been 16+5= 21 years old, at the time of Barack Obama’s birth for him to have been a natural-born citizen. As aforementioned, she was a young college student at the time and was not. Barack Obama was already 3 years old at that time his mother would have needed to have waited to have him as the only U.S. Citizen parent. Obama instead should have been naturalized, but even then, that would still disqualify him from holding the office

*** Naturalized citizens are ineligible to hold the office of President. *** Though Barack Obama was sent back to Hawaii at age 10, all the other info does not matter because his mother is the one who needed to have been a U.S. Citizen for 10 years prior to his birth on August 4, 1961, with 5 of those years being after age 16. Further, Obama may have had to have remained in the country for some time to protect any citizenship he would have had, rather than living in Indonesia.

According to FindLaw.com, which is cited by Geraghty, the requirements that were in force from Dec. 24, 1952 to Nov. 13, 1986, encompassing the time of Obama's birth, state, "If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least 10 years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16."

And from another source:

There are two types of certificates. The one that has been “released” wouldn’t even get you into Little League in this country, let alone be sufficient proof of “natural born” citizenship. However, even if he had been born here, when he went to Indonesia, they did not allow dual citizenship and he would have had to relinquish his U.S. citizenship–-which, according to documents in evidence, his family did–-on his behalf. He used an Indonesian passport to go to Pakistan in the early 80’s and has never been “naturalized” since returning to the U.S. His Kenyan grandmother is videotaped stating she was in the delivery room when O was born in Kenya.

Okay, I'm taking this with a grain of salt, but I haven't seen his original birth certificate either.

The other interesting comment was that Obama's fiercest critics are black conservatives.

Here's one implying that Obama has more in common with Hitler than Rush Limbaugh does, and that Rush Limbaugh's message is reflective of Malcolm X's message. Wow!

And Al Sonja Schmidt made a few clever jokes at a recent Spendulus protest in Santa Monica.

For the full Santa Monica tea party protest article, click here.

And one last fiscally conservative gem: