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Everyone’s stopped picking on the fat kids

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Conservative Corner | Posted on 26-11-2008

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In the past week, there has been talk about childhood obesity and fast food. The remedy, it appears is in banning fast food ads.

My initial reaction to this is: What the H-E-double golf putters is wrong with this country?

Are there too many fat kids in this country? Sure. Are there too many fat adults? Yep. Is it the fault of McDonald’s and Burger King? Absolutely not. Creepy as the king in the commercials is, he doesn’t stare into the camera and pull some sort of mind warp on everyone looking. Neither does Mayor McCheese threaten to Rodney King everyone that doesn’t run straight to the Golden Arches.

There are two reasons why people are overweight in this country. The first is biological, either genetic or physiological issues. The second issue, the hardest to handle, is pure laziness. Parents and children alike are lethargic. They sit on their duffs, shoving handsful of potato chips and chocolate bars down their throats and then they look for someone to blame for their size 54 waists.

Like it or not, we live in a consumer world. Cutting ads for Mickey D’s and BK may or may not reduce childhood obesity. It will certainly hurt the fast food industry. As that happens, franchises will shut down, undereducated adults and teens will lose their jobs, and many people supplying these businesses will feel the pressure to scale back on costs and jobs.

This is typical of contemporary American thought. Everything is someone else’s fault. You’re kid is fat? It couldn’t possibly be due to your negligence–blame McDonald’s. You shot and killed someone? It’s not your fault–blame the gun manufacturer. Addicted to crack cocaine? It’s not your fault for smoking it–blame society, which pushed you into it.

Here’s a novel idea. Rather than banning fast food commercials, how about jailing parents who let their 2-year-olds get above 90 pounds? Or maybe we can just have mandatory exercise classes for all Americans starting at 7 a.m. Eastern/4 a.m. Pacific. Everyone can wear their little gray jumpsuit with a red star over their breast and Chairman MaObama or the Director of National Health and Wellness can lead us all through a series of sit ups, push ups, and stretches before we go on our five-mile run. If that doesn’t work, we can ban X-box, PlayStation, television, computers, potato chips, chocolate, sofas, chairs, and beds. If that still doesn’t work, we can simply send anyone more than 10% overweight to the desert to sweat it off while cracking rocks down to pebbles for use in some government pork project. Of course, since pork is fat, we’ll have to rename it “government fish.”

Hypocrisy of Homosexuals

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Conservative Corner | Posted on 20-11-2008

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Everyone in the political arena has a little hypocrisy, I admit that. For example, I believe prayer before football games at a high school is a state issue, not a federal one. By the same token, I believe freedom of speech is universal–even though the First Amendment truly only applies to Congress. That being said, I hasten to add that most “special interest” groups tend to have a lot more hypocrisy than their non-special interest counterparts.

One of the worst groups for their hypocrisy is the homosexual caucus. On the one hand, homosexuals demand they be treated like everyone else. While on the other hand, they demand special treatment.

I began thinking about this article a couple of days ago with all the fuss about Prop 8. Today, Michelle Malkin has a piece that coincides and offers a good launching point for my thoughts.

It appears eHarmony, the Christian dating site, has been forced by homosexuals to provide gay relationships. Michelle hits the nail on the head when she says:

[eHarmony's] great “sin” was not providing a specialized service that litigious gay people demanded they provide. This case is akin to a meat-eater suing a vegetarian restaurant for not offering him a ribeye or a female patient suing a vasectomy doctor for not providing her hysterectomy services.

Surrendering to the EU

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Economy | Posted on 20-11-2008

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The other day I wrote about a global currency.

Yesterday, Dick Morris, made a similar statement. In his article, he said:

The results of the G-20 economic summit amount to nothing less than the seamless integration of the United States into the European economy.

 In one month of legislation and one diplomatic meeting, the United States has unilaterally abdicated all the gains for the concept of free markets won by the Reagan administration and surrendered, in total, to the Western European model of socialism, stagnation, and excessive government regulation. 

Sovereignty is out the window. Without a vote, we are suddenly members of the European Union. Given the dismal record of those nations at creating jobs and sustaining growth, merging with the Europeans is like a partnership with death.

Morris hammers Bush for this ridiculous decision–and rightfully so. As he puts it, Obama won’t have to govern from the left because Bush “has done all the heavy lifting for him.”

What is it with politicians and power? Somehow it seems to fog their glasses and make them do stupid things. I can’t speak for other Americans, but as for me, I would rather die a free man in a depression than a pauper under a socialist dictatorship.

It’s Official – Al Qaeda Is Racist

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Obama | Posted on 19-11-2008

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When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised us change. He spoke of surrendering in Iraq. Okay, he spoke of withdrawing troops. To do so before the job is finished is giving up, a colloquialism for surrender. During this time, many on the left told us the reason Al Qaeda hated us was because of our brash nature as Americans and because of George Bush’s cowboy mentality.

So, now that GW is a lame duck and President-elect Barack H. Obama is here to save the day, how does Al Qaeda feel? Apparently a little snarky and racist. At least that’s how the spin will go most likely.

According to Breitbart.com, Bin Laden’s number 2 man, Al-Zawahiri just called Barack Obama a “house negro.”

CAIRO,Egypt (AP) – Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri insulted Barack Obama in the terror group’s first reaction to his election, calling him a demeaning racial term implying that the president-elect is a black American who does the bidding of whites. The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites Wednesday, that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.

Al-Zawahri also called Obama—along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice—”house negroes.”

Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri uses the term “abeed al-beit,” which literally translates as “house slaves.” But al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that included the translation as “house negroes.”

I would have loved to be the fly in the room that saw Obama’s reaction to that. For the man who promised the whole world loved him, it must have come as quite a shock to discover that Al Qaeda apparently has no more respect for him than they did for George Bush or Bill Clinton.

Get Ready For It! It’s Coming!

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Economy | Posted on 18-11-2008

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Forget about the Amero–that standardize dollar to be shared by the US, Mexico, and Canada. Why shoot for the smallest duck flying over the pond when you can easily get the largest one ever?

As the blog Consent of the Governed puts it, when the G20 met the other day:

European Union President, and French Leader Nicholas Sarkozy, is seeking stability in global currencies – perhaps hinting at one global currency.

But it isn’t just that one blogger making the claim. According to PRLog:

Single Global Currency Assn. Urges G20 To Initiate Research And Planning For Single Global Currency. . . . This call for research and planning echoes the work done in Europe in the 1980′s and 1990′s to plan for the euro.  Bonpasse is confident that when a serious examination of the costs and benefits is done, the world will embrace the goal of a Single Global Currency, to be managed by a Global Central Bank within a Global Monetary Union.

While discussing the current global meltdown, the Financial Post speculated:

The other option would be to move toward a global currency or, as a stopgap, currency blocs centered around the greenback, the euro and perhaps the yuan or, if Japan had its way, the yen.

However, the other of that snippet, opined with an air of regret that a global currency probably would not happen.

Clearly, I have my doubts. I believe this idea will pick up steam and before we know it, president-elect Obama, acting as President Obama will surrender our economic sovereignty to some international body.

What is the President-Elect Hiding?

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Obama | Posted on 18-11-2008

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It is amazing the turns and twists politics take. In the 2004 election, “the people” demanded to see George Bush’s college transcripts. They demanded the right to know what kind of president he would make. There were all sorts of allegations about his college grades and IQ being lower than John Kerry’s.

But where are “the people” now? It should no longer matter. Barack Obama is the president-elect. We should be allowed to see how well the messaiah of the masses did in class. Unfortunately, Obama has had his college transcripts sealed to prevent people from knowing anything about his college days.

The question is: why? Did Mr. Obama do so poorly that he is afraid people will see him as some ingorant Jim Jones type messaiah? Or did he just happen to fail some important classes like Constitutional History 101? Perhaps he is afraid we will find that instead of taking those traditionally tough courses, he opted to follow the football players to Basket Weaving 201 and Swimming 300.

Maybe there’s even more to it. Maybe there’s information in his transcripts about how he managed to get into some prestigious schools. While I’m not sure I believe it, many are questioning his U.S. citizenship. Some people claim he was born in Kenya others claim he was born in Hawaii, but was adopted in Indonesia, thereby losing his citizenship. Former presidential candidate and former senate candidate, Alan Keyes, has wondered this as well, bringing a lawsuit demanding Barack Obama prove his citizenship. Now, I don’t want to get into that, but wouldn’t it be something if Mr. Obama put on his college applications that he was not an American?

There are many causes out there. Perhaps someone with some money should offer $100,000 to the person who leaks Obama’s college transcripts. Lord knows the democrats loved all the leaks in the Bush administration. I wonder how they would feel about that leak.

Is Obama Clinton in Disguise or Just a Mindless Copycat?

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Obama | Posted on 14-11-2008

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It has been said that Bill Clinton was America’s first black president. Now we have another first black president, the slightly darker, Barack Hussein Obama. But is Barack Obama a person different from President Clinton or is he the same man with a different name and  a tan?

Mr. Obama campaigned on change. He has a website dedicated to it. But how much change does he have in store for us?

Mr. Obama chose John Podesta as his “transition chief.” For those too young to remember or care, John Podesta was the Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton from 1998 until George Bush’s inauguration, but he held other positions within the Clinton Administration prior to that. As the Center for American Progress, of which Podesta is CEO, put it, “Podesta is known for his straight talk, acerbic wit, and fierce defense of the Clinton Administration.” In straight talk terms, “fierce defense” means “partisanship.”

Helping Podesta,

Server Crash & Change

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Generic Shopping | Posted on 13-11-2008

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I retooled this blog and started everything again on November 5th, after the election. Everything was going well for six days. Then the server stopped working. It’s my own fault this time (it’s happened with this host before). I didn’t back anything up yet and so I have lost some articles. Some people had linked to them. if your link was lost, I’m sorry. I salvaged what I could.

Personally, I think the Obamanites and their goons found this place and decided to do a job on me. You know we can’t have anyone trying to hold the messaiah accountable for what he promised.

Okay, I’m kidding. I do not think the Obamanites came and stole my data. Just a mixture of bad timing and planning on my part.

Old dogs, old tricks, old hat

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Democrats, Obama | Posted on 11-11-2008

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Every election, it seems like it’s the same old thing. Democrats pull out all the stops. They pull every trick out of their thick, ancient book and begin playing them one after another. In 2004, five democrats slashed the tires of 25 vans the GOP was going to use in order to “get out the vote.” One of the accused was the son of a democratic Congresswoman. Was that voter intimidation? Nah, just a harmless, misguided prank.

This election cycle, we saw democrats abusing their power and resources in order to attack Joe Wurzelbacher, commonly referred to as Joe the Plumber. Helen Jones-Kelley, a director at Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services, ordered underlings to investigate everything possible about Joe, hoping to turn up dirt because he asked her candidate a question. Let me rephrase that. She did it because the answer her candidate gave made him look bad. Naturally, Joe was at fault for Obama’s answer.

As Michelle Malkin put it, a “whistleblower came forward . . . and said she was ordered to rummage through Joe The Plumber’s records.”

Who hasn’t seen the video of the Black Panthers as

they stood at the voting poll, one wielding a billy club? Why were they there? Security. At least that was the answer the man with the club gave. Who would challenge him on that? He had a club for Pete’s sake.

And then there were republican poll watchers who were tossed out of the polls–also in Philadelphia. According to Townhall.com, republicans were kicked out of at least a half-dozen election sites. With tactics like this, it’s no wonder Philadelphia typically records a 4-1 vote for democrats over republicans.

In Ohio, we also had ACORN submitting over 600,000 voter registrations. Over 200,000 were caught as fakes. What is rarely mentioned when discussing this is the fact that while ACORN was registering Mickey Mouse to vote, early registration was also taking place. So, it is possible some of the remaining 400,000 registrations submitted by ACORN also allowed people to vote early and often. There were also stories of ACORN people picking up homeless people in Michigan, registering them, and getting them to vote for Obama.

And in Florida, we had some “teachers” taking students to the polls to vote. Why? As history has demonstrated, young voters tend to vote liberal by an overwhelming majority. Since the same holds true for older teachers, it does not take much speculation to understand why these liberal propagandists wanted to carry their youngsters to the polls. It meant guaranteed votes for the Obamanites’ candidates from a youth that might otherwise be too stupid and lazy to go to the polls on their own accord.

What’s sad about all of this is the fact that democrats think it’s okay. Stuffing ballot boxes, intimidating voters, and guaranteeing no one is around to watch if they do something a little underhanded is perfectly okay, as long as their guy wins. I wonder, though, what would be said if these tricks were employed by the republicans and McCain won.

My guess is, we’d still be in court and listening to them demand a re-vote.

Obama causes a spike in gun sales

Posted by Brutus | Posted in Democrats, Obama, second amendment | Posted on 11-11-2008

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Over the past couple of months, it has been estimated there is at least a 10% spike in the sale of handguns and “assault” weapons. Why? Obamaphobia. Many people are afraid Mr. Obama will destroy Second Amendment rights shortly after his inauguration. The sad part is, these fears are not unfounded.

Obama’s website change.gov used to say:  

As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn’t have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.  

 Of course, that was before he decided to take his agenda down from his website.

Like so much else of Obama’s rhetoric, this is in some respects simply “feel-good” talk. It does, however, set the stage for the destruction of our Second Amendment rights, which are inalienable.

The Tiahrt Amendment forbids the BATFE from divulging private information about gunsales to local law enforcement (as far as the democrats and Obama are concerned, this is all the amendment says), except in cases of bona fide crime and prosecution. That last clause is the part they neglect to tell Americans. The Amendment will pass information when the owning jurisdiction requests information on a genuine gun-related crime. They will not, however, disclose information on gun ownership to a mayor who might want to know if his ex-wife bought a gun.

As the NRA-ILA website points out:

Traced guns aren’t always “crime guns”; firearms may be traced for reasons unrelated to any armed crime. The BATFE trace request form lists “crime codes” for traffic offenses and election law violations, among many others.

The site further states the Fraternal Order of Police and the BATFE oppose repealing the amendment, because it will actually jeopardize the lives of undercover cops and agents.

As for the 1994 “Assault Weapon Ban” (AWB), it was one of the biggest legislative frauds perpetrated on the American people. The sole purpose of the AWB was to hide scary looking guns. It did not, however, ban things like fully automatic weapons (machine guns). That piece of legislation was passed sixty years earlier in 1934. Even after the expiration of the AWB in 2004, fully automatic weapons continue to be illegal for the majority of Americans.

Instead, the AWB took into consideration the cosmetics of a weapon and decided to ban based upon that.

In the 1994 legislation, an “Assault Weapon” was defined as:

Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:

·         Folding stock

·         Conspicuous pistol grip

·         Bayonet mount

·         Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one

·         Grenade launcher (more precisely, a muzzle device which enables the launching or firing of rifle grenades)

Semi-automatic pistols with detachable magazines and two or more of the following:

·         Magazine that attaches outside the pistol grip

·         Threaded barrel to attach barrel extender, flash suppressor, handgrip, or silencer

·         Barrel shroud that can be used as a hand-hold

·         Unloaded weight of 50 oz (1.4 kg) or more

·         A semi-automatic version of an automatic firearm

Semi-automatic shotguns with two or more of the following:

·         Folding or telescoping stock

·         Pistol grip

·         Fixed capacity of more than 5 rounds

·         Detachable magazine

          

Think about this for a minute. Just because a rifle has a bayonet lug and a folding stock, it is an “Assault Weapon.” However, remove the bayonet lug and it is no longer an assault weapon. The rifle still fires the same bullets. Still has the same accuracy. Still fires just as rapidly. The only difference is, it no longer looks scary. When passing the legislation, even proponents admitted weapons like these were very rarely used in crimes.

As we can see, the idea behind both of these pieces of legislation Obama wants passed is ridiculous…or is it?

Barack Obama concedes gun ownership is a right and at the same time, says the states and local governments should be able to strip that right from you. On April 16, 2008, Obama stated:

As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it.

Hmm. I wonder if he feels the same way about something like voting. Imagine he said, “Just because people have a right to vote doesn’t mean the state and local governments can’t take that right from them.” It is preposterous!

 

In 1996, Barack Obama filled out a card regarding his positions on certain issues. One of those was gun control. Here is the question and the answers:

 

35. Do you support state legislation to:
a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes.
b. ban assault weapons? Yes.
c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.

 Campaign staffers later said Obama had someone else fill out the card and they misrepresented his positions. I must say it is reassuring to know we will soon have a Commander-in-Chief who delegates his responsibilities to people who do not know where he stands on the issues. Just wait until Mr. Obama delegates the nuke codes to Ahmadinejad.

 

So, Mr. Obama has already stated he favors gun bans. By repealing the Tiahrt Amendment, he and his goons will have access to personal information on law abiding citizens who purchased guns. That should make it very easy for them to confiscate most weapons. By skipping houses where no guns are present, Mr. Obama can save a lot of time disarming Americans and stripping them of their inalienable rights.

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