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then commences to whine about our supposed human rights violations, which, if there are any at all, are the direct result of progressive/socialist policies.

How UN-American.

If we are to take this one step further we could liken Obama’s lawsuit against Arizona and the subsequent report to the UN as a drug pusher who whines to his addicted flock about not being able to stop selling them dope, all the while enjoying the lavish perks of the income.

As Peter Wehner says in his article “How Obama Sees America”

It is also evidence of a particular cast of mind, one that is eager to undermine America’s moral standing in the world. That has been a consistent effort by the current administration. We have seen if from the president, who seems to take special delight in denigrating our country before the rest of the world, and those such as Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner, who went out of his way to assure us that in discussions with China about human rights, the Arizona law against illegal immigration was brought up “up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.”

If the apologist in chief were to enforce the laws on the books we would have far less of a problem to deal with. But we know that’s not about to happen.

As The Heritage Foundation points out, the Universal Periodic Review is nothing more than a ham-handed praise fest for all of the human rights abusers to pat themselves on the back, and by joining the farcical circle-jerk, Obama has given the United States her first day in the barrel.   ~ Umm, well, I was paraphrasing a bit there.

Again, how UN-American of you, Obummer.

UPDATE: Linked at TCOTS. Thanks General!

Why is it that I’m always late to the video party?

Roland sends in another winner.

If you need clarification of the retard line, see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBEejvKGhl0

This week’s blog of note is No Sheeples Here!

There are few people in the world who possess the innate ability to juxtapose current events,  humor and biting commentary so adeptly in the photo-manipulation and artwork formats as Carol of No Sheeples Here! The Queen of Photoshop, Carol has amused most of us with her mad skillz at one time or another and has had yours truly slack-jawed with amazement on quite a few occasions.

Being the rabid patriot she is, Carol is also a preternatural master of political prose, possessing the ability to boil most any subject down to the root causes and strip away the chaff, showing us that she understands the subjects at hand at the visceral as well as contextual levels.

All that being said, the main reason I’m featuring her blog this week is, I just plain like her. Carol has been and continues to be one of the nicest people I’ve met on the net and one of the best humored. Although, judging from her artwork, which I must guess befits her demeanor, I wouldn’t want to tangle with The Queen.

Keep up the fine work, my friend, and I’ll keep stealing it. Deal?

Visit Carol’s site, No Sheeples Here often.

Also, check out her Photoshop repository, Mako Snark.

She also blogs at a few other great places. I would encourage you to explore her websites and find those as well. The bloggers she partners with are some of the best in the business, as I’m sure you will see.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks and place these sites prominently in your blogrolls. You won’t regret the additions.

The latest TBF poll is up on the sidebar. As usual, Right Klik has all the pertinent info:

The TBF poll in a nutshell: This is a poll designed to promote rising conservative stars. At the end of the week, the winner will be promoted by a network of over 80 conservative blogs and will receive a flurry of contributions from patriots across the country.
We’re working to fill a leadership vacuum that has resulted from the failures of the Washington-based Republican establishment.
Head on over to RK’s place, check out the worthy candidates and make your selection. Who deserves your hard earned cash this week?

Last Saturday, Iran was allowed to begin inserting fuel rods into their nuclear reactor without so much as a whimper from the international community. World leaders heaved a collective *sigh* and continued their golf games, vacations and parlor parties while the citizens of the world, the sane ones anyway, were forced yet again to wonder on the competence and/or contrivance of said “leaders.”

Ever wonder what would have happened if Kennedy hadn’t called Khrushchev’s bluff? We’re about to find out.

Just one day (1) uno, one singular day after the fueling announcement comes news of a new Iranian ambassador.

Really? What’s his name?

The Ambassador of Death.

Nice. Gotta hand it to those mullahs, they sure know how to name a weapon.

Hey, I’ve got a better idea. How about something more appropriate? (Warning: tell the children to leave the room.)

How about we call it the “Dildo of Doom?” It would go along with the douche-nozzle who’s running the country over there. Sorry to be so graphic. I’ll revise the name to shall we say, “Marital Aid of Mass Destruction?” Nah, just doesn’t have the same ring of truth.

OK, one more: “Suppository of Subjugation.”

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.

It is also interesting to note that Wired.com is questioning the Ambassador’s size, wondering aloud if Iran is claiming it’s ambassador to be more “endowed” than it really is.

“Is that a WMD in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

Each day that passes without taking out Iran’s threat of nuclear armaments is another day closer to World War Three. I’m hoping against hope that a special forces or some other clandestine outfit is making plans to sabotage their facilities.

There is a glimmer of hope though. An unattributed editorial in the Washington Times reports that

… There are unconfirmed reports that Reza Baruni, the mastermind of Iran’s drone program, was assassinated earlier this month when his heavily guarded villa in southern Iran was bombed. On the same day, three unarmed drone aircraft reportedly crashed into the containment dome of the Bushehr reactor…

Still, I’d like to see more than unattributed reports claiming unconfirmed actions of unarmed aircraft causing unknown results.

It’s all a bit… unsettling.

H/T No Sheeples Here! for finding the Iranian bomb video.

Previously: Should Israel Bomb Iran?

This week, a tribute to simplicity and class. The ladies hold this secret weapon in a secluded place us guys know nothing about and they use it sparingly. If you get hit with one, you may as well surrender immediately. All is lost. Not that losing in this case is such a bad thing.

The weapon in question? The Little Black Dress.

Cameron Diaz

While searching for LBD pictures, I found evidence of an upcoming fashion trend. I’ve heard of getting poured into a pair of jeans, but the following put a new twist on things indeed.

For more info on Rule 5, see The Other McCain’s always incredible Sunday Rule 5 roundups.

Carol has it at No Sheeples Here.

Livestreaming The Restoring Honor Rally

The streaming started at 10:00 e.s.t. and runs 3 hrs.

UPDATE: Carol’s got a few thoughts on the rally and a link to the replay.

When the Bob Etheridge story broke, I was pleased to learn that Bob had a viable opponent, Renee Ellmers. And as read more about Ellmers, I discovered that she isn’t just viable, she’s actually a formidable conservative candidate. As a Registered Nurse who works as Clinical Director of a Wound Care Center, Ellmers is keenly interested in taking a serious and proactive stand against the democrats’ health control legislation.
Now that the benevolent Democratic tyrants in Washington have appointed themselves to be our health care “deciders,” it’s good to see so many conservative health care professionals running for Congress. These are people who have demanding careers, but they’ve decided they can no longer stay on the political sidelines.
Both the top two candidates in this week’s photo-finish TBF poll are health care providers who are determined to dismantle ObamaCare and replace it with real health care reform. Unfortunately, however, conservatives like Renee Ellmers and Dan Benishek can’t always rely on the GOP establishment for the support they need. Recent events have reminded us that conservative reform is a threat to the GOP establishment.
That’s why we must unite at the grassroots level to defeat statism. We have to invest our own resources in order to restore our freedom. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. Get involved now by giving money directly to a candidate who deserves your help. Including today, there are only 10 Fridays between now and the November elections. Conservatives all over the country urgently need our help. This Friday, please make a generous donation to Renee Ellmers.
Donate here.
I just made my donation… now it’s your turn!

Don’t forget to make a note of Ten Buck Fridays in the donation form.

What a party!

Is everyone ok? Looks like there’s a few who didn’t drive home. I see some who slept on the couch and floor and as I look outside, someone TP’d the house. I’d better get out there and clean it up before the city hands me a fine for the improvements.

Most of you probably don’t remember what you did towards the end of that shindig, but it’s OK, I don’t either  so, your secrets are safe in my scrambled memory banks. Kind-of like Vegas, what happens at the ‘bot stays at the ‘bot.

Thanks to everyone who showed up and once again to my friend, Chris Muir of DayByDay Cartoon for the most outstanding day of hits the site has ever seen.  EH – VAH!

Today, I see iOwnTheWorld has picked up the banner once again and wished us a happy happy. Thanks again to you too. Y’all keep passing out the snark with that laser sighted machine gun.

Now I’ve got to peel some of these stragglers of the floors and brew some coffee. That should wake up the crew.

Honestly though, I had started on a post for today but in the midst of everything else, life took over and I got sidetracked.

You can always check out the Timeline and send me some of Obama’s “accomplishments” to be included in the next update. Or there’s always the Prime page with more than enough to keep even the most ADHD among us occupied for a while.

Hang in there and, hey! Look! Over there, a Blogroll! Shiny Shiny!

Happy Blog Day to ‘Bot…

Happy Blog Day to ‘Bot…

Happy Blog Day you drun-ken auto-ma-ton…

Happy Blog Day to ‘Bot.

*hic*

Thank you, thank you. You shouldn’t have. Really.

“Speech! Speech!”

Well, if you insist.

Blogspot

There once was a somewhat shy *cough* never outspoken *hack* designer/drummer *blech* who could no longer withhold his views from the world, or at least the few people outside his circle of friends who might listen to those opinions. He felt compelled to begin an online journal to hopefully spare some of his close friends from the verbal outrage at what was happening in America. Once started on that journal, it soon became a journey, to where no-one knows, but for now has been a source of developing friendships and personal edification that he will never forget or regret.

I, being he, have met some fine patriotic people online in the blogging community and have come in contact through their writings with many more whom I probably will never have the opportunity to meet. That is no fault of any one, it’s just an observance that the number of conservative bloggers is growing. This is a good thing. I love it.

Unlike Stacy McCain, of The Other McCain, I have no aspirations of taking over the entire blogosphere, though I certainly don’t hold it against him that he wishes to do so. More power to you Stacy. I simply want to add my voice to the many who are crying out that our government has been transformed from its original purpose and was/is being further transformed in an exponentially quicker pace into the monster our Founders warned us against. That fight still remains. To what end is a matter on which I pray daily. Can I get an Amen?

I’m happy you have all accepted my quirky, jerky, rambling attempts at humor and hopefully motivational or educational essays and rants. You really know how to make an abby-normal guy feel welcome. As Carol of No Sheeples Here likes to say, I’m proud to be standing guard over liberty with all of you.

Thinking on how to commemorate the first anniversary of my online life, I thought I might trace back and find a few highlights to share with you. A sort of naked baby pictures type of thing, except without the baby, or the naked.

OK, some will be babes, and some will be nearly naked.

Looking at the stat counter at the old site, I see the most popular post was a video found at iOwnTheWorld that is still the funniest takeoff of Babes in Toyland I’ve ever seen. iOwnTheWorld also gave the Robot a huge present on Christmas Day by linking their entire graphic to the Robot. I know they didn’t have to do that and was nearly glued to the site meter Christmas Day watching the hits come in. What a freaking nerd I am. 🙂

Thank You, iOwnTheWorld.

Speaking of babes, coming in a close second was a post titled Christina Hendricks vs Adriana Lima vs Megan Fox, which, now that I’ve linked it again here, all you babe watchers will hit it some more and possibly bump it past the other post. Sex does sell. I’ve learned this fact from Stacy McCain’s post on How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year. Yes, folks, Rule 5 is alive and well at Mind-Numbed Robot, and is sitting on the porch, drinking a beer, watching the babes go by thankyouverymuch.

The third most popular post from the other site was a quickie from an email which happened to include some more hotness. It was picked up by The Dailey Gator and Bob Belvedere and was entitled License For Your House Included in Cap and Tax!

If I had to pick, the one post from the old site that gave me the most satisfaction was Reclaiming the American Spirit which was picked up and quoted from again by Bob, along with dozens of other bloggers who were shouting against the tyranny taking place in the form of Health Care Reform. I remember the pride I felt being included in the company of those proud patriots, knowing in my heart the love of freedom we all feel and the anger and desperation we all had at that very moment. I know we still do, but this is a happy day, right? RIGHT!?

The fourth most popular post from the old site was a few nice ladies holding flags. What could be so menacing? I felt like it was linked by damn near the entire blogiverse, including The Troglopundit, Obi’s Sister, The Daley Gator, The Other McCain, Fishersville Mike and American Power.

Almost everywhere that is, except Instapundit, as Lance noted in one of the more backhandedly selfish comments I’ve seen at the Robot:

Could somebody get this guy an Instalance, please? I could use the instaseconds.

Ha! That Troglopundit. What a card. Always hitching a ride on someone else’s train. But who am I to judge? It seems to be working for him. Maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to buy my favorite unfrozen caveman a beer.

Dot Com…

The Robot moved to the new digs on April 26 this year. Four months ago. The old site had 9,400 unique visits according to Sitemeter at the time. I have no idea if that’s good, bad or what in the big scheme of things. Since the move the traffic has tripled and I have no doubt that it’s due to the help from my friends at The Resistance: Steve, Matt, Mike, Doug, Chris and the ever campaigning Russ. Not to mention my fellow Gulf Coast neighbors Jeffrey and Red. Thank you guys for the links and encouragement.

The top four posts on the new site so far are:

  1. Daisy Fuentes Pictures Day– for obvious reasons.
  2. Rule 5 Saturday – Julia Stiles – see above.
  3. Someone Said This Was Funny– someone on Stumbleupon loves this pic. Someone else on Stumbleupon hates this pic. I tell you what, Bub, I hate it too, but not because its defaming your favorite President.
  4. Dennis Prager Q & A At University of Denver– a great lesson. The great lesson? Certainly one of them.

My personal favorite posts from the past four months were the Robo-Love Experiments #1, #2 & #3. Of the 3 I like the third the best. They were a lot of fun and a challenge at the same time, even if, as Belvedere says, I need help with my naming conventions.

I’m over a thousand words now in what was going to be a quick “thank you for your support” post, and I’m sure I missed a bunch of folks who need a good thanking, including the frequent commenters like  Bunni, Opie and Georges.

If I missed you, please feel free to cajole your spouse, significant other or some bum on the street to give you a solid thanking for me, right smack on the backside, where you’ll remember it.

Thanks again for visiting the Robot. It’s been a memorable first year. I’m proud to be among you who will stand up and say No More!

Tomorrow it’s back to the trenches for me. In the mean time, show some Robo-Love and BUY A FREAKIN’ T-SHIRT!

Or, as Stacy and Smitty like to say, HIT THE TIP JAR!

Cheers! ~ ‘Bot

UPDATE:

Thanks to Chris Muir for the mighty DayByDay mention. You Rawk!


UPDATE II:

I’ve added Chris’s strip featuring the ‘bot and while I’m here I wanted to mention a few other bloggers who have helped your humble host maintain his sanity while we watch with horror and still struggle against the Dem-olition of our country.

And So it Goes in Shreveport

Bride of Rove

Doug Ross @ Journal

Eye of Polyphemus

Kristin’s Mishmash

Left Coast Resistance

Legalize The Constitution

Liberalguy

Libertarian Buddha

Little Miss Attila

Maggie’s Notebook

Potluck

Proof Positive

Pundit & Pundette

Reaganite Republican

Republican Redefined

Signal 94

Si Vis Pacem

teresamerica

The Lights of Albuquerque

The Observer

The War Planner

They Say / We Say

Villainous Company

Washington Rebel

Woman Honor Thyself

Woodsterman

YankeePhil

Oh, and look what Bob gave me, gee, just what I always wanted. Kari Byron portraying Freddie Kruger.

Thanks Bob. I’ll cherish her as long as I live, which may not be long. This is like owning a toy that can’t be toyed with. Something tells me your female offspring are to be feared, my friend.

That contraption on her hand says she’ll do the popping of these balloons, don’t you know.

The symbolism here is too deep for my circuitry. I feel a few transistors going into overload.

Must. Stop. Staring. At. Kari.

OK, enough update. My boss is coming. Shhhh. Kari, watch out with those pointy things already! Shh!

Right. On.

Oh, and Stogie is spot-on as well.

There are just a few blogs on my daily reading list. I know there probably should be more but, when battling the cacophony of every day life, I don’t always have time to spend searching through the blogroll for the most worthy items. The question in that case becomes, where to find a source for insight and reasoned wisdom gleaned from a variety of sources, or commentary in their own essays that speak truth to modern times?

The site that has emerged as one of my daily go-to sources is The Camp of the Saints.

One finds a plethora of potent pontification, a vast area of knowledge, and a keen insight into the human psyche in the writings of  TCOTS’ general proprietor, Robert “Bob” Belvedere. A man who continually exhibits exquisite taste in the finer things of life and of western civilization. I often find sharp and unwavering points of view to which I wholeheartedly agree when I visit The Camp of the Saints.

An example:

I think I speak for a lot of people when I state: I do not fear Islam.  I despise it, disdain it, scorn it, because of almost everything it preaches.  It is anti-freedom, anti-liberty.  The name itself means ‘submission’ and it demands the subjugation of all, allowing for no dissent.

What was the question? Need you ask? I think not. No gray area there and dead spot-on, I must say.

Bob has a love of American principles that is unsurpassed, which is represented by his fierce desire for a strict interpretation of the constitution as written, not some living, breathing, floating target of ideals that change with the installation of some new judge or election of a political figure with their own particular axe to grind or social experiment to install.

Bob has also been a gracious, good humored commenter and sometimes mentor to your humble Robot over the short life of this blog and for that I am most grateful.

A more genial host you will not find than General Belvedere, unless of course your name is Pelosi, Reid, Obama or their ilk.

Be sure to add The Camp of the Saints to your bookmarks and blogrolls. Visit often, and be sure to tell Bob a drunken automaton blindfolded you, spun you around, and led you to his super secret lair. You can thank me later.

America needs more patriots like General Robert “Bob” Belvedere.

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