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Apparently it really hasn’t been a good day to be a SCOTUS nominee.  Unless you happen to be the rest of the country NOT sitting in front of the Senate confirmation panel.  Take for instance this tidbit.  Seems that the current SCOTUS wanna-be (like so many of the glow-bull warmining scientists) decided that the results of a partial-birth abortion ban study didn’t fit her (or the Progressive) agenda….so she just rewrote it to fit her needs.  National Review has the details here.  Or you can go here for another verison from the Houston Chronicle.

And then for Strike 2, we see here from Politico that Kagan believes that the government knows better than even each on of us when it comes to the food we put in our bodies.  The hell they do!!  When the government can’t get Fannie, Freddie, the Post Office, Amtrac, et al fiscally sound do you REALLY expect me to listen when they say that I can’t have my dead Angus slabs???????

One more strike and she’s gone.

ThatIsAll™

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While it took damn long enough to happen, happen it did.  Today the Supreme Court confirmed the right each of us already knew and have known for 234 years, as Americans we DAMN SURE can own firearms for our self-defense.  WND has the best coverage I found here.

In the 2008 Heller case, the court ruled that the 2nd Amendment’s right to be armed was an individual right, but that case pertained only to the District of Columbia. With today’s decision in the case brought by Otis McDonald of Chicago, the high court applied that definition to all the states as well.

“The right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.

Well I’ll be.

The problem I see in this is that the SCOTUS HAD to even take up this case in the first place.  Clearly the progressives on BOTH sides of the ticket have derailed the Constitution enough that it takes a case like this to put the Second Amendment back where it belongs.  It’s appalling what these self-righteous power whores and their willing accomplices in the lap-dog media and the “heavies” pulling enforcement via union thuggery have done to this country.  They need to be thrown out the door.

I for one am glad that the SCOTUS did the right thing.  This will hopefully keep us all from going “Da, comrad” anytime soon.

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Doug Powers over at Michelle’s site is reporting that Robert “KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK” Byrd is dead at the age of 92.

I refer back to what my dear, sainted mother (God rest her soul) always said to me about “if you can’t say anything nice”, etc.

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(Should be a hat tip here, but I don’t quite know upon whom I should bestow it, so…)

Probably gonna get a WITY™ from HDD on this one – but, what the hell, I prob’ly deserve it.

Denizens, for lo these last two years or so, you guys know I’ve been an ardent supporter of Sarah Palin.  Even when she started saying and doing things that raised the proverbial SpatulaEyebrow, I was in her corner, and would have supported her in any political venture she chose to undertake.  (And maybe the fact that she’s a hawtie with a nice rack had something to do with that.  Bite Sue me.)

That all came to a screeching halt the other day.  And here’s why.

Whodathunkit: The Thrilla from Wasilla, Mrs. USA, the grizzliest mama of them all is A-OK with folks getting stoned in the privacy of their own homes. “If somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm,” former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said recently on FOX News, the fuzz should just leave them be.

Sorry, Sarah.  Any hint that marijuana’s “okay” for any  purpose whatsoever is a Red Flag™ in Your Obdt. Svt’s™ book.

MERLIN:  What about medicinal marijuana, m’liege?

VENOMOUS:  Want my take on that?  Go here.  Foamy is bang-on, right-on-the-nose right.  People who scream for “medicinal marijuana” don’t give two shits about the medicinal part of it – they just wanna get high.

Awright, where was I…?

Oh, yeah.  Here’s the other money quote:

Palin said during her appearance that law enforcement resources are wasted on the war against fun. “Perhaps there are other things that our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society that are appropriate for law enforcement to do and not concentrate on such a, relatively speaking, minimal problem that we have in the country.”

Der Sarahcuda, lemme tell you a story:

There was a mayoral candidate some time ago who campaigned on the platform of cleaning up his city.  The townspeople there had grown increasingly weary of their city’s horrific image to the rest of the world, so this was music to their ears.  They elected him, based on that campaign platform.

The newly-elected mayor got to work immediately.  First thing he did was to get the city council to agree to pass an ordinance prohibiting cracked/broken windows in the storefronts.  It was mandated that the streets of his town were going to look like people cared for them.  The windows got fixed.

Next, he ordered a crackdown on all crime in the city.  From jaywalking on up – if you were caught thumbing your nose at this town’s laws, you were going to be held accountable.

Yeah, people screamed about it.  Bitched loud & long about living in a “police state”, among other things.  But you could soon tell the difference.  The town cleaned up its act, and is no longer widely regarded as a cesspool.

The town was, of course, New York City.  The mayor’s name – assuming you haven’t guessed by now, Sarah – was Rudolph Giuliani.  He brought the city back, put the shine back on the Big Apple.

And he did it by not overlooking the seemingly trivial.  He paid attention to detail.  He addressed even the smallest things that needed addressing.

He adopted a “zero tolerance” policy for his city, because he knew – as you need to learn, Sarah – that when people see you tolerate something, the voices in the back of their heads begin to ask what else  you’re willing to overlook.  And they begin to push the envelope, until – well, have you looked at southern Arizona lately?  B. HUSSEIN!!!!!  Obambi’s given about 3,500 acres back to Felipe “Don Juan al Pendejo” Calderón and his drug-cartel jackals, in part because once upon a time, Sarah, some high muckety-much thought as you did and decided that aw shucks, pot ain’t that bad, what’s the harm in overlooking the fact that we made it illegal?

So adiós, Sarah.  You’ve lost my vote, and I will no longer support you for any political office.  There are too many other pols who don’t  want to slap the people who voted against pot in their collective face to promote you over them.

Enjoy your next toak, buttercup.  Hope you think it was worth it.

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(Hat tip Doug Powers, writing for Michelle.)

Joey “BiteMe” Biden, aka Captain Gaffetastic, was at it again.

Here is video of Vice-President Joe Biden at Kopp’s Frozen Custard in the Milwaukee area, where he was appearing with Democrat Sen. Russ Feingold. The two were eating custard there, and when Biden approached the manager with some money and asked, “What do I owe you,” the manager just responded, “Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even.” Biden later jokingly called the manager a “smart-ass,” telling him, “Why don’t you say something nice?”

Biden was clearly not expecting that! Great response!

Hell, that was  nice.  My  response would started out, “Listen up, you son-of-a-crack-whore-bitch…”

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For some of you using Internet Exploder, this place looks decidedly weird RightAboutNow™.

Fret not.  I’m pondering the issue EvenAsWeSpeak™.

UPDATE:  Figured it out.

Remember where I say at the bottom that the page looks best in IE when you have your display set in 1024×768 1280×1024?

Guess I wasn’t kidding, was I?

Didn’t realize it the other day, but I must have been looking at it in something other than 1280×1024.  Hence, everything shifted over to the left.

Sorta like Charlie Crist.

So, never mind.  Page stays as is, and if it looks funny to you – well, switch to Firefox.  Better browser anyway, and the page looks good in it, no matter what your machine’s resolution.

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The headaches are gone and I can see again.  (New glasses, hooray!)

Time to start spreading more hate & discontent. 

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Well, if I’m to believe the reports, Stanley McChrystal is out as the top commander in Afghanistan.

Which is appropriate, quite honestly.  Fact of the matter is, even though McChrystal is bang-on right about Bambi, the UCMJ, per Blackfive, clearly prohibits what McChrystal did, which is criticize the limp, flaccid, impotent Commander-in-Chief.

I do believe that McChrystal clearly knows what he was doing.  You can’t say what he said to a media outlet – even if it is  Rolling Stone – and not expect that the White House won’t see it.

But maybe that was Mac’s plan all along.  Either he’s so desperate for the welfare of his men that he had to find some way to get Bambi’s attention – or maybe he’s finally had enough of the Ayatollah’s dithering, dillying & dallying and just wants out.  (Yes, he could have just resigned, but this makes more of an impact, I think.)

Whatever the motivation, the action speaks to Jugears McHopenchange’s sheer inability to effectively command his forces.  The war in Afghanistan under Bambi’s oversight has turned decidedly negative.

Hussein Pasha’s surge, unlike Bush’s in Iraq, has all but failed in Afghanistan.  Bambi is not very respected, either among his troops or amongst America’s allies.  He has done nothing overseas except apologize, seemingly, for America’s mere existence to those people America rightly considers either her enemies or folks not to be trusted.

Small wonder, therefore, that most of the rest of the world believes Ear Leader to be in over his head.  Even smaller wonder that morale amongst the troops in Afghanistan appears to be at a low point.

Moral has gone down the toilet. The troops are pissed about the ROE’s, they don’t like our pussy President, and they know we are just spinning our wheels.

Indeed.  I shudder to think of the endgame under this scenario.

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We take time out from my being on the disabled list to ask this quextion (a little Rush lingo, there):

As I write this (8:08 am, Central Daylight Time), it is 53 degrees in Seattle, WA.  The high there today will be 65 degrees.

The high today at Realm Headquarters™ is forecast to be 101.

The question:  WHAT THE EVER LOVIN’ HELL AM I DOING HERE?!?!?!

Groan.

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Started class three this week. This course is on preaching the Faith. After preaching every Sunday for the past two years plus, I am finally going to learn how to do it correctly! :)

As I have stated before, this is a distance ed program, and for this course, the prof has rented himself a cabin on a lake in northern Minnesota! He will spend his days trying to outsmart norther pike, or whatever fish they have up there, and reading sermons by 10 students every week. Must be tough.

Professor Havela, if you see this, I wish you a pleasant Summer!

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Denizens, I’m gonna take a couple days off.  Had a migraine-type headache for a few days and the local medicine man in these parts is gonna have me hopped up on some nice (legal) shit for the next few.

Stay tuned.

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Fellow blogger & Denizen Alan K. Henderson reports that PayPal caved and all but begged Pam to reconsider & come back.

Pam thought about for 0.68 seconds.  (For an android, that is nearly an eternity. (grin))

Then said, “Nah.”

Nicely done, Pam.  Good riddance to PayPal.

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(With an appropriate hat tip to Mort Walker, of course.)

Damned straight.

Next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance, don’t do it like you did in school – by rote, etc. – e.g. “I pledge allegiance…to the flag…oftheUnitedStatesOfAmerica…”

No, say it like you bloody well mean it:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands.

One nation under God.  Indivisible.  With liberty and justice for all.

That’s  how it should be said.  Don’t forget it, either.

Happy Flag Day, Denizens.

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(Hat tip to Supreme General Rayegun – dinner’s on me next time you’re up here, buddy!)

Final score from Disch-Falk Field in Austin, TX, in the NCAA Super Regional for the right to go to Omaha for the College World Series:

T-sip U Shortdicks 1…

Texas Christian Horned Frogs…4

TAKE THAT AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR BURNT ORANGE PUSSY ASSES, T-SIPPERS!!!!!1!!ONE!!1!!!!!ELEVENTYDOZENMILLION!!1!!

GO FROGS!!!!!

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