But let’s think about this for a moment.
The libertarian in me says we need less intrusion, not more, but I understand the premise: people on the government dole should be held to the same standard as their benefactors.
We tax payersÂ are the 53% so by default we are their (the people on welfare and or food stamps) employers. It’s a shame their job description is so undemanding, really. It’s actually non-existent if you think about it, aside from a set-up appointment and a few phone calls the monetary benefits far out-way the miniscule effort/reward ratio. And really, who can resist government cheese? Certainly not the entire class of people the left has trained to suckle the government teat over the last 50 years. So, I’m in agreement, in principle.
But as long as we’re tossing around ideas…
Let’s require drug tests for Congress and all public employees
by randomly chosen, non-union labs,
or no tests at all.
except by the requirements of their employer and even then they should be performance driven.
The point is, Congress should be subject to every condition and requirement for employment they legislate upon the people they supposedly serve. That goes for public employees as well.
That’s not asking too much, is it?
From The Troglopundit:
As a Tea Partier, I fully support the right of black Americans to defend themselves against racist lynch mobs.
More background from The Blaze:
As a fellow TEA Partier, I stand with Trog, even if the news of those lynch mobs roaming the streets has been a tad slow to hit the news outlets. I wonder where the lynchings the Representative refers to are taking place? Oh wait, has he been to Mexico lately? Or perhaps it was the middle east. Easy enough to confuse one with the other, except for the fact that, y’know, there are no TEA Parties in those countries.
Perhaps there should be.
Been a while since I had time to take a snapshot of the olde blog-o-sphere so, here goes…
Soldiers’ Angels Valour IT is still on. Check out Howling at the Moon for an update. Then donate to the Marine Team, you Jackwagons!!
Hat Tip to FleeceMe who has his own killer roundup.
No One of Any Import garnered another Instalanche with one of her recent posts. If one could actually turn green with envy, my muffler looking moniker would be lime with it. Congratulations, Linda. Well deserved praise indeed.
M friend and fellow Texan, GatorDoug has a few bullet points of comparison between the principles of Marxism and the policies affecting Americans today:
Yes, Communism still stalks us. Never forget that.
Pundit and Pundette:
Full Metal Patriot:
White House staffers got raises nearly three times the national average. And (surprise!) Obama lied about it.
Political Clown Parade:
The Busted Nut calls it like he sees it:
Don’t hold back, Jake. Tell us how you really feel.
That MrG Guy:
Bride of Rove:
Liberty at Stake:
The Conservative Lady:
The (somewhat less) Lonely Conservative:
From Verum Serum, we learn:
Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum want to BAN ALL PRON! Well, not-so-much.
Gorges’ Grouse contemplates:
What Would the Founders Think:
From What Bubba Knows:
Also found at WBK:
The War Planner:
Motor City Times:
Woman Honor Thyself:
Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum <– Charging Admission?
The Conservative Pup:
Left Coast Rebel:
(Where do I sign up?)
The Classic Liberal:
Eye of Polyphemus:
And last, but not least, Go wish Red a Happy Birthday!
Have a great weekend folks, what’s left of it.
The Troglopundit must be stopped!
First, he throws some lighter fluid on the already flimsy kindling that is the “when did bin Laden die” conspiracy.
(BTW, I like deathers too, but sharkers might work as well.)
Now he’s attempting to put to rest every conspiracy in the book!
JFK, The Truthers, The Moon Landing, Obama’s BC (You know where I stand on that one.) and now bin Laden, all in one fell swoop!
Hey, hold on there a minute, Bucko. Leave some meat for the rest of us wolves to chew on, would ya? If you disprove all of them, then we won’t be able to milk these things for more traffic until the Danica Patrick sex tape is released.
What? There is no Danica Patrick sex tape? Heh, that’s just what they told you.
As for bin Laden, everyone knows it was Smitty, in the hide, with the sniper rifle.
Oh, and here’s an FYI: According to just about everyone on Twitter, the first rule of Seal Team Six is, there is no Seal Team Six.
Got it? Good.
Stay suspicious, my friends.
I haven’t featured a blog lately because well, I’ve been lazy. There, I said it. I was also having a little battle in my tin-clad head about how much the previous posts extolling the virtues of some of my favorite bloggers were beginning to seem cookie-cutter in their formulated ummm… formulation.
I’ve gotten over that.
Now, I think I’ve found some inspiration by way ofÂ Wisconsin Representative, Paul Ryan through a bit of commentary onÂ Ryan’s recent budget proposal and the firestorm of conservative bloggers squawking about how it doesn’t go far enough.
No sh*t, Sherlock.
But the road to fiscal solvency begins with a single step – Confucius said that – and Rep. Ryan should be applauded, not berated, for proposing that first tiny step. (Never mind the fact that it won’t pass. Obama has to sign it, don’t you know?) At least he’s getting the issue out front and center to show the insolvency that is our government’s financial mess and it’s bloated entitlement programs.
Lance has taken the Ryan budget argument to a logical conclusion. Here’s a large excerpt:
Itâ€™s an incredible thing to consider: a budget plan that cuts $6.8 trillion in spending over the next 10 years; that cuts deficits by $4.4 trllion over the same time frame; that actually reduces spending, but still isnâ€™t completely balanced.
A plan thatâ€™s going to be ravaged for its cruelty and hatred, for its sheer indifference toward human suffering, for its blatant choosing of corporate profits over hardworking families. [‘bot – never mind the sheer demagoguery.]
Itâ€™s Hitlerâ€™s next coming, except without the love and personal warmth.
This should tell us two things:
- This is how far gone we are. For a plan this bold to still not solve the problem means the problem has become so big you can see it from space.
- Whatever the final budget bill is, it wonâ€™t be anywhere near as good as this.
Thatâ€™s the nature of adversarial politics. Sure, I think we should just take Ryanâ€™s plan and pass it. You think Iâ€™m being incredibly stupid: budgeting is easy, after all! Just figure out how much money you have, and spend it. Donâ€™t spend more than you have!
But. No matter what you do â€“ no matter how reasonable, thoughtful, necessary your plan is â€“ somebodyâ€™s going to hate it. Whether out of ideology or good old-fashioned American political opportunism, somebody (or, more likely, a large group of somebodies) is going to spend a great deal of effort casting you as a monster for even thinking about it.
Speaking of Ryan’s proposals, when is the last time a politician uttered words like those that weren’t just platitudes and hokum? Not since Reagan if I recall, and Kennedy before him, but I was a mere notion of a circuit board then.
So, aside from the one article, why the feature?
For the instinctive wit, logic and brevity of presentation. And having been at it since 2004 or before, longevity. Don’t dismiss the gig at Right Wing News or the Million Hits Club either. I could also point you to the snarkish commentary, his uncanny ability to make a humorous and relevant motivational poster out of every situation, or the unbelievable fact that a neanderthal can operate a keyboard or computer at all.
Hell, with a bit of coaxing and a small fee, I could go so far to say it would be good to see him elected to some sort of political service.
V. P. for instance.
How about a Ryan – Burri ticket? He would certainly be better than Joe Effing Biden.
Barring that, how about Dog Catcher? Joe Effing isn’t even qualified for that one. Besides, I hear cavemen are really good at that hunter-gatherer thing, especially with a light saber.
So there. You may as well give up all hope for winning the second round too ’cause, you know, I cheat.
But when I cheat, we all win.
And to garner blog hits.
Speaking of blog hits, The Trogolator, his-own-self, passed the million-hit milestone this weekend.
…for the rest of us.
Here’s a collection of WTF articles I’m running across as I Bar-B-Que in preparation for the Stupor Bowl tomorrow.
Not WTF but WOW! – Video: The skin gun
We now interrupt this WTF link fest to wish a happy blogiversary to our much beloved friend Amuzing Bunni!
Happy Blog Day, babe! Be sure to hop on over to Bunni’s place and wish her a happy happy.
Back to the WTF, but speaking of bunnies,
Year of the Snow Bunnies? <— Rule 5 greatness from the Wysoki
Obama calls out Mubarack over ignoring the people’s wishes.
Hello pot? This is kettle… (Was that raaaaacist?)
and, nothing says WTF like hearing this from The Trog… Danica Patrick is dead toÂ me.
A robot weeps.
Now for some creepy WTF – Facebook Exchange With Alex Knepper
and, not necessarily WTF, unless you think the left is actually for American values, even then it’s more OMG!
The quote is actually from David Horowitz, but Professor Douglas has some video and the link to Mr. Horowitz’s article.
Stepping once more out of the WTF department, Carol has something to wash your mind out with:
That’s all for now, gotta see what’s happening at the Barbie Que.
I’ll probably update this post later so, we’ll see ya when I get back! If these ladies let me, that is.
Sunday UPDATE 1:30 pm:
Sliced and ready.
UPDATE: Funny stuff going on in the comments here. It seems I’ve been labeled a Robo-tease.
Har-dee har har.
Well, in my defense I was having some trouble getting the whole ‘prostate + hooters’ thing reconciled in my head, then it occurred to me that there was no need for confusion… or is there?
Click the pic for a better view.
Found here, if anyone is interested.
As penance for ignoring the blog for over a week and as a reward for reaching the halfway mark on the tedious project I’m working on, the robot presents for your viewing pleasure the lovely and talented Cheryl Cole Tweedy.
Now quit looking at me like that.