Archive for November 2010

Once upon a childhood, it would have never occurred to me that a few ne’er-do-wells from the counter culture of the Sixties and Seventies might come of age and into positions of power. Nor did it cross my then incubatory mind that those protesters become-leaders could, in good conscience, exercise ever more control over the people they claimed to have been protesting for. I see now they weren’t “for” anything, always “against” and now that they hold the reins of power, the new boss is sadly, worse than the old boss. What’s so puzzling is perhaps the tactic. They are still protesting. Only now it is we the people they protest against and from our very own ivory towers no less!

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! You have been corrupted by the power of the tower! Let down your golden locks so that I may grasp your train to yank you down from your smugly throne!

One struggles to describe the depths of hypocrisy and down-right evil these professed elites use against the very people who unwittingly or unwillingly fund their thievery in the name of an unachievable equality: The Equality of Result. It is an easy sale to make vs. the Equality of Opportunity granted in our Constitution because so many people love to hear that they are owed something from you or I for a long ago grievance they themselves never suffered. By using such lies they leech the life’s blood of industry, squelch the motivation to succeed, and rob the people of  self reliance.

Yes, here we are again, at a point in time which through over taxation and a long train of abuses, people in our government attempt to dis-inspire our minds, disintegrate our communities, disenfranchise our unions, misappropriate our monies, and dissect our humanity as a specimen in a lab experiment or TSA line. Our lives have become just another paper statistic. Their failings another reason touted as to why we need to be led by those who know more. Our dreams are merely stepping stones for their rise to power, and our achievements are quickly seized upon to be made theirs. We after all, knew nothing before their arrival and so can do nothing of merit without their benevolent hand.

I find it simultaneously interesting and disconcerting, at the same time. (heh)

Interesting to observe the chess play, watching and listening as sophistry passes for enlightenment, I’ve seen enlightenment and you have to look no further than the Constitution and the associated writings of a few truly wise men that lived just over a couple hundred years ago. So sad that the supposed scholars use their knowledge of the thing to destroy it rather than repair what needs fixing, which, in my opinion would be a thorough de-lousing.

Disconcerting that while they claim to be for the common man, they invariably show themselves to be liars and demagogs, favoring only the oligarchy and aristocracy that an out of control government exhibits instead of putting their faith in the tried and proven abilities and hard working character of the American people, or any truly free people for that matter.

Beware those who promise happiness as a right in the guise of hope. Happiness can never be guaranteed.

Beware those who decline to honor your sacrifice but who also demand it.

Beware those who profess fairness while denying respect. From them you will receive neither.

Reflecting on this situation, and drinking a few beers, has inspired me to take a couple of icons from that Aquarian Age and create a couple of new designs intended to poke an irony stick in the eye of those former beatniks who bought the communist/socialist/corporatist lie and walked this country and the world ever closer to Armageddon. Notice that I’m not pointing out a particular party. I’m pointing at the Progressive Movement in particular. Both parties are rife with those liberty devouring termites.

At any rate, here are the new designs for the Robo-Shirt line. By offering these for sale I am willingly committing an act of American Capitalism and I thumb my nose in the face of an anti-business government.

I also realize my timing in regards to the Christmas shopping season isn’t as, um, timely as it should be to get these printed and offered for the season. Which is to say, I hope to have them ready for Christmas but I can’t say for sure. Hey, the muse just hit me, one can’t time such a thing.

I’m in the process of selecting the manufacturer, so in the mean time, feel free to comment on and offer suggestions as to what you would like in the way of size and type. I’m thinking of offering some tees tailored to the ladies this time also. As before, the shirt will be black. I simply don’t have the funds to offer other colors at this time. Besides, these need a black shirt.

As to meaning of the designs themselves, if some further, individual explanation is required, here you go:

The “Peace thru strength” is self explanatory, or should be. It is not meant to tout the fact that our ancestors used the nuke, but to lament the fact that they felt forced to. I would have done the same, considering what I know of the circumstances, then I would have been forced to live with the consequences, as we all still do.

The “Have a nice day” is meant as a warning to those who would buy what a charlatan wishes to sell, only to find out too late the road leads to damnation. That, and I like the juxtaposition. I found it humorous and at the same time, alarming.

Hope you like them or at least find them thought provoking. ~’bot

Since Christina Aguilera debuted into the film world this week with the release of Burlesque, we here at the robot take pleasure in honoring the talented lady with some wallpapers ala The Other McCain’s Rule 5.

As usual, these all embiggen with the clickin’.

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A couple of tunes from The Band. A bit obscure maybe, but you don’t come here to find the same old same old, do you?
Rockin’ Chair:

Acadian Driftwood:

Posting has been light of late here at the robot. A trend that is likely to continue until my batteries recharge. However, I do have a bit of time this morning to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving from the bottom of my mechanical heart.

Here is a small list of Thanksgiving posts from the blogroll.

Happy Thanksgiving 2010 – Pat

The Story of the First Thanksgiving – Matt

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! – Jim Hoft

Nine Key States for 2012 – Stacy McCain

Hanging one way or the other – C.G. Hill

Giving Thanks for American Ingenuity – Michelle Malkin

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours – Obi’s Sister

Facepalm! Facebook now has a trademark on the word “face” – Chris Wysocki

Happy Thanksgiving – Adrienne

Bunni’s Thanksgiving Joy & Fun, VIDEOS Galore!

Bunkering Down in the Bluest of Blue States – Donald Douglas

Confused about Net Neutrality – Opus #6

Ronald Reagan Thanksgiving Address – Reaganite

*VIDEO* A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Darcprynce

Happy Thanksgiving – John Carey

America’s Enemy: Raw Executive Power + Congress – Mike Todd

A Little Hump Day Rule 5: Zahra Norbo – Bob Belvedere

Happy Thanksgiving! – Teresamerica

Huckabee Challenges Obama to Put “Some Skin in the Game” with TSA Screening – T. Christopher

A Charlie Brown Segregated Thanksgiving – Jamie Jeffords

White House and Department of State royally PUNKED… Negotiator for Taliban said to be Impostor – Ran

Happy Thanksgiving 2010 – KingShamus

Dennis Miller on Jay Leno Show: “Nancy Pelosi Is Bat Shit Crazy”; Photoshop – Stogie

Happy Thanksgiving! – RightKlik

The Pilgrims and the Shining City on the Hill – Bread Upon the Waters

Happy Thanksgiving! – Pamibe

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~William Shakespeare

Happy Thanksgiving Pinup! – William Teach

The President Gets Tough – Randy of the roundtable

Steyn stuff – Pundette (Who else?)

Happy Thanksgiving! – Proof (Nice legs!)

Senate Bill S510 – Food safety or food control – L. D. Jackson

Oklahoma Earthquake Luther Oklahoma – Maggie Thornton

Happy Thanksgiving! – Lonely Conservative

Stone Temple Pilots: Unplugged – Steve of the Motor City

Happy Thanksgiving – Left Coast Rebel

Happy Thanksgiving! – Joy

Don’t forget about TSA theft rings – Lilac

White House in Talks With Elusive Taliban Leader – Iowahawk

NorKs still a nuisance – Innomatus

Weekend watchdog – Mike of Fishersville

Obama Admin props up electric cars – YankeePhil

Happy Thanksgiving! – The missing link

Only a domestic extremist would opt-out – 5etester

Happy “Googlely” Thanksgiving – Woodsterman

TSA Pat Downs – Angel

Lies, BS and politics – TL Davis

HAPPY THANKSGIVING – Trestin Meacham

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Classic Illustrated… Arlo Guthrie’s Incomparable “Alice’s Restaurant” (video) – Vicki McClure Davidson

He Means To Rule – Joan of Argghh!

Happy Thanksgiving – Christopher

On the Federal salaries rant going around … – Bride

I guess I’ll have an extra slice of turkey – KurtP

Anatomy of a Failing Presidency – HTLIT
I’m thankful for many things in life. To be in the company of fine folk such as yourselves, I count as a blessing. I raise a glass to all you patriotic friends and acquaintances. God bless us, everyone. And please God, Bless America.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

First, your attention please. A lawful gun owner is under attack and about to be wrongly imprisoned for seven years for lawfully transporting guns, unloaded and in his trunk with no ammunition in the vicinity. How can this happen in America?

The Article:

Brian Aitken’s Mistake – A New Jersey man gets seven years for being a responsible gun owner.

Won’t you sign the petition to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in  support of Brian Aitken?

Thanks to Red for bringing this to our attention.

And please share this story with every freaking person in America.

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Next, two more blood boiling moments:

From The Daley Gator – Unfreakingbelievable

And Obi?s Sister – Whhhaaaaaaaaat?

Finally, newly added to the Prime page is this center-punched commentary and motivational manifesto from Mister Pterodactyl.

My take? When you start beat boxing your own political pet peeve or single issue voter scenario, re-read this post. You are going to read it for the first time now, aren’t you? Yes. You should. Then bookmark it. Better yet, print it out and tape it to your refrigerator. Then e-mail it to your friends. You could also have it tattooed to your inner eye lids. OK, maybe a bit much. Maybe.

Hat Tip the Troglopundit,

from where I followed this Mister Pterodactyl link.

Now, why was Mister Pterodactyl missing from the Robotic Blogroll?

I blame the leeches.

Omission happily, humbly corrected.

ps, If you haven’t done so, please be sure to stop by and wish Bob a speedy recovery from whatever bad mojo has been oppressed upon him.

In the robo-mail-box:

Hey Texans, Now is the time we all “Tex Up!” We just voted a majority of conservative Texans to the House of Representatives, but it seems the Old RINO and Liberal Speaker of the House, Joe Straus is clinging to his power over Texas tighter than a bug on a bucking bronc!

Time to Oust Straus and let the clowns soothe his busted butt! The man is shameless in what he will do and say to keep his power over all conservative Texans. I guess he’s learned from ex-Speaker of the US House Nancy Pelosi, because he has just appointed 11 RINO Republicans to Committee Chairs in return for their vote for him to remain Speaker. These RINO Republicans should her from all of us!

Dennis Bonnen – 979-848-1770
Dan Branch – 214-745-5444
Bryon Cook – 512-463-0730
Rob Eissler – 281-681-9655
Charlie Geren – 817-738-8333
Harvey Hilderbran – 512-463-0536
Chuck Hopson – 903-541-2250
Todd Hunter – 361-694-3121
Jim Keffer – 800-586-4515
Lois Kolkhorst- 979-251-7888
John Otto – 936-258-8135
Larry Phillips- 903-870-0070
Jim Pitts – 972-938-9392
Todd Smith – 817-283-3131
John Smithee – 806-372-3327
Burt Solomons- 972-394-3904
Vicki Truit – 817-488-4098
John Zerwas – 281-533-9042

We all need to Contact our Texas House Representative and make sure they hear from us that Joe Must GO! We want a Conservative House Speaker so we can pass Voter ID, Border Violence killing Texas citizens; Preserving the right to life for the most defenseless Texans; Looking at fair alternatives to the Real Estate Taxes and other conservative issues that will not be brought before the Texas Legislature under Joe Straus.

Call your Representative by going to the link below
http://americansforprosperity.org/files/82ndSession_HouseMembers_1.pdf

The link above contains all NEW members of the 82nd Texas House of Representatives

No, I’m not talking about Obama or Pelosi.

Some email humor:

The first is purported to be from Jeff Foxworthy but I think he could have done most of them better.

I’ve revised it slightly as an instructional tool for the TSA.

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If you refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor…

You may be an Islamic Terrorist.

If you own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can’t afford shoes..

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If you have more wives than teeth…

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If you wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon unclean…

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If you think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide…

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If you can’t think of anyone you haven’t declared Jihad against…

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If you consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing…

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If you were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs…

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If you have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four…

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

If your cousin is president of the United States …

You may be a Islamic Terrorist.

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Blonde Joke:

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expensive double-panel energy efficient kind, and today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them. He was complaining that the work had been completed a whole year ago and I still hadn’t paid for them.
Hellloooo …just because I’m blonde doesn’t mean that I am automatically stupid.

So, I told him just what his fast talking sales guy had told me last year, that in ONE YEAR these windows would pay for themselves!

Helllooooo? It’s been a year! I told him. There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally just hung up.

He never called back. I bet he felt like an idiot.

The Troglopundit has posted a video of what he deems “The most adorable spider I’ve ever seen” which reminds me of a video I posted on the other blog. Thanks to Lance for reminding me of this. Although now that I watch it again, some of these spiders might be less than “adorable.” Some might even be classified as “dangerous” or may be from Chicago.

See for yourself:

It’s time for a break from the political realm.

Time to step back for a moment and remember that beauty, and reason for wonderment abound.  It’s all around us. Take for example, this lovely lady, Veronika Zemanova. The good Lord has blessed this young lass with beauty and talents galore. It is our duty to admire his handiwork.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

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I posted a link yesterday urging people to call their Senators to support an amendment to the new FDA expansion being crammed through the lame duck congress at the moment. Whilst I’m waxing wishful, how’s about instead of modifying that POS legislation, we urge them to scrap it completely. I think we’ve seen what the current power hungry mongrels infesting the House and Senate are capable of. I don’t think I want any more of the like, thank you very much. No.

I know. Fat chance.

HT/ ToM

On the same lame subject, this morning’s Heritage Foundation Morning Bell cites some disturbing numbers which, combined with the recent Wall Street legislation, ObamaCare, QE2, Bailouts and reckless spending by the Democraps amount to nothing more than a Cloward/Piven-Alinski-Obama Trifecta of assault on our way of life.

So just how big an expansion of government does Dingell, Pelosi, and Reid want to inflict on the American people to combat a non-existent food safety crisis? Well, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the legislation would require 50,000 domestic and foreign inspections in 2015, compared to just 7,400 in 2009. That is a sevenfold increase in government inspections. And the government would be reaching into a lot of new places as well. The act requires that all food “facilities”—including those home-based businesses that make jam, bread, and cheese for local markets—would be required to undertake periodic hazard analyses and produce “risk-based preventive controls.”

‘bot – Personally, I really would like to see these guys sit on their hands and do nothing for the remainder of their terms.

In another take on the same subject Shrink Wrapped says: The FDA Will Kill Us All

H/T Doug Ross

Bill Zwerger, posting at The Lonely Conservative has more on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, otherwise known as the bend over and grab your ankles one more time please. This won’t hurt a bit. We’re just combating another manufactured crisis here. No need to worry yourself at all. POS Legislation # Umpteen Hundred of of 2010.

The Daley Gator has more: Big Brother finds newest threat to mankind

Received these pictures today from an alert reader.

1890 Grave-site in the Attica, Kansas Cemetery

Mr. Grigsby knew them all too well.

UPDATE: The CL reminds us of a post from a year and a half ago.

It’s easy to brush stuff like this off, especially with so much going on these days, but please don’t. This is serious.

Freedom really is, the single most important issue of our time.

It’s insane what’s going on in America today. Scary. Find your inner-Jefferson folks, it’s liberty or tyranny. The choice is yours.

UPDATE II: The Other McCain lists the other items on the Democrat agenda for the Lame Duck session. Anyone remember the attention they paid to us as we demanded their ear on health care reform? Yea. More of the same. “Ram it through!” is the rally cry of the Lame.

Have you been over to visit the Reaganite Republican lately? Well, if you haven’t, you have some catching up to do. RR’s been fired up of late and has a couple of must read articles worthy of your time.

Monday he sounded the Horn of Helm Hammerhand to rouse the napping TEA Partiers to vigilance in a post titled:

Devious Lame-Duck Dems: This is Why Companies Don’t Allow Fired Employees to Stay Another Month to Pilfer and Sabotage

As legislators return to the Hill today, don’t let the reported “slow start” to the congressional lame duck session lull you into complacency… rather expect the worst and keep your guard up for a sharp left-hook at anytime over the coming weeks.

Please do read the whole thing as it lays out all sorts of nastiness they are planning for what just might be the lamest session of congress evah.

Earlier, RR asked this pertinent question:

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: WHY is Marco Rubio Backing John Cornyn for NRSC Chair…?

That’s right… the same John Cornyn that tried -and failed- to screw-over Rubio in Florida by putting-in the fix for Sunkist Crist is now running unopposed... and Marco Rubio reportedly supporting his bid to remain NRSC Chairman!

The unfortunate conclusion of which was also covered vigorously at The Other McCain.

Lately, RR piqued my interest with articles discussing backwoods inventive auto repair and international arms and drug smuggling.

In other news, over at American Power, Prof. Douglas points us to another illegal immigrant doing a job an American citizen just won’t do: Fresno State Student Body President.

He also reports that Nancy got the job.

And now for something completely different. A pseudo-man, a myth and an obsession with Sarah Palin’s Uterus. Good times.

Speaking of Sarah Palin and obsessions, Tina Fey Awarded First Douche Nozzle Prize.

One more thing.

Tell your Senators to pass the Tester-Hagan Amendment and the Manager’s Amendment to protect family farmers! – Do it now.

Have a nice evening.

*Standing O*

This is what standing up for what you believe in looks like.

Fortunately the school officials came to their senses after calls from all over the world including Afghanistan.

Yea. You read that right. It took calls from Afghanistan(!) amongst other places to reverse this lunacy.

Witness what happens when American Patriots learn you were removed of your First Amendment rights.

God bless all of you who participated in that show of support.

HT Conservative Thinker

UPDATE: Frugal Cafe has more.

UPDATE II: Thanks Proof for the proofreading.

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