Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Obama Temptation

Mark Levine has a great article over at the National Review that touches on something that has been bothering me for some time now: the creepy cult-like aura that surrounds the Obama campaign.
Whether it's the blogosphere, the MSM, the grocery store, the numerous Obama campaigner's who've come knocking on my door over the past few weeks, or some of my colleagues at the office- I've noticed that many Obama supporters display a disturbing fervor that closely resembles religious zealotry. And, like religious zealots everywhere, any attempt to inject reason, rationality, skepticism, or verifiable facts into any discussion that involves their One True Chosen One invariably results in a blatant display of cognitive dissonance. But, as Mr. Levine is far more articulate than I am, I digress.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

2A today for the USA: The Truth about the Second Amendment

At this point in time, it looks like socialist I-can-save-you-from-having-to-think-for-yourself Wonderboy Barrack Obama and his scumbag freedom-hating sidekick Jackass Joe "Drug Warrior" Biden are likely to be the next Dynamic Duo to wipe their sorry asses with what little remains of the US Constitution. With that in mind, this little ditty from JFPO becomes more relevant than ever before:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jack-booted thugs steal the life savings of elderly couple

More fallout from the War On Drugs:

"It is not at all uncommon for the war on drugs to target the very last people among us who ought to be treated as criminals:
For example, the 90-year-old couple, Lester ("Smitty") and Mary Smith--who were raided at their Philo home last week (9.24.08) with law enforcement seizing their life savings and all their plants in the process--are qualified patients with doctors' approvals and did nothing wrong."

~ Full story here ~

Friday, October 10, 2008

Obama & Biden: Socialist Nanny Staters LLC

I was outnumbered by the brain-dead sheeple of these once-great United States....... and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

House Socialists plan second 'economic stimulus' package

Because , well, you know, the first one was such a freaking success.

Here's the deal:
House douchebag Nanci Pelosi wants to steal yet another 150 billion+ dollars of our hard-earned cash and toss it down the black hole of government.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Keep your powder dry, folks. Change is a-comin'......... and it aint gonna be pretty.

Up in smoke: failures of Bush administration drug policies

The Bush Administration’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has had what can only be described as an unhealthy obsession with marijuana for years now. ONDCP has spent millions in tax dollars on anti-marijuana ads, for example, that have been remarkable only in how utterly ineffective they are. Now, a review of government drug data by George Mason University senior fellow Jon Gettman shows just how big this failure on the part of the Bush administration is. Should we honestly expect anything less from them at this point?

{ Full story here }

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Red State Update Talks Town Hall On CNN American Morning

Estimated drug overdose deaths averted by North America's first medically supervised safer injection facility



Illicit drug overdose remains a leading cause of premature mortality in urban settings worldwide. We sought to estimate the number of deaths potentially averted by the implementation of a medically supervised safer injection facility (SIF) in Vancouver, Canada.

Methodology/Principal Findings

The number of potentially averted deaths was calculated using an estimate of the local ratio of non-fatal to fatal overdoses. Inputs were derived from counts of overdose deaths by the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency and non-fatal overdose rates from published estimates. Potentially-fatal overdoses were defined as events within the SIF that required the provision of naloxone, a 911 call or an ambulance. Point estimates and 95% Confidence Intervals (95% CI) were calculated using a Monte Carlo simulation. Between March 1, 2004 and July 1, 2008 there were 1004 overdose events in the SIF of which 453 events matched our definition of potentially fatal. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 there were 32, 37 and 38 drug-induced deaths in the SIF's neighbourhood. Owing to the wide range of non-fatal overdose rates reported in the literature (between 5% and 30% per year) we performed sensitivity analyses using non-fatal overdose rates of 50, 200 and 300 per 1,000 person years. Using these model inputs, the number of averted deaths were, respectively: 50.9 (95% CI: 23.6–78.1); 12.6 (95% CI: 9.6–15.7); 8.4 (95% CI: 6.5–10.4) during the study period, equal to 1.9 to 11.7 averted deaths per annum.


Based on a conservative estimate of the local ratio of non-fatal to fatal overdoses, the potentially fatal overdoses in the SIF during the study period could have resulted in between 8 and 51 deaths had they occurred outside the facility, or from 6% to 37% of the total overdose mortality burden in the neighborhood during the study period. These data should inform the ongoing debates over the future of the pilot project.


Full article here: (HTML) (PDF)

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Do-Something Congress - Ron Paul is right once again.

The Do-Something Congress
by Ron Paul

It has not been a good week for the Republic. It took quite a bit of trampling of the Constitution, but the bailout bill passed, as I suspected it would.

The bailout failed the first time it was brought to the House. Undaunted, the Senate pressed on by attaching the bailout as an amendment to another House passed bill that was pending in the Senate. The new bailout version had new taxes, so according to the Constitution it should not have originated in the Senate.

The rallying cry heard all over the Hill the past two weeks was that Congress must act. Our economy is facing a meltdown. Would this bill fix it? Nobody could really explain how it would. In fact, few demonstrated any real understanding of credit markets, of derivatives, of credit default swaps or mortgage-backed securities. If they did, they would have known better than to vote for this bill. All they knew was that this administration was saying some frightening things, and asking for a lot of money. And when has Congress ever been able to come up with a better solution to a problem than to throw more of your money at it? So that is what Congress did, enacting a financial PATRIOT Act in the process.

In its embarrassment at being called a "Do-Nothing Congress" the 110th Congress took decisive action and did SOMETHING. No matter that it was the wrong thing. In fact, it wasn't until the Senate had a chance to load it up with even MORE spending, when it was finally inflationary and horrible enough, at $850 billion instead of a mere $700 billion, that it passed – and with a comfortable margin, in spite of constituent calls still coming in overwhelmingly against it. 57 members switched their vote!

The market went down anyway. Our nation is now just that much more in the hole. You will pay your part of this mess through inflation, and very likely hyperinflation.

Sometimes doing nothing is much better than thrashing about aimlessly. When one is caught in quicksand, for example, or when one doesn't understand economics and finds oneself in the position Congress was in for the past two weeks, with decades of irresponsible monetary policy coming to a head. Why should we trust the same people who said just a few months ago that the economy was perfectly sound? The same people who just knew there were weapons of mass destruction? The same people that crammed the PATRIOT Act down our throats? Why not consult the people who had the foresight and understanding to see this coming? They would have recommended such logical actions as repealing the Community Reinvestment Act, which forces banks to make bad loans, or allowing the market to set interest rates instead of the Federal Reserve system. How about abolishing the Federal Reserve altogether? There are many things that could have been done, but don’t expect Congress take a course of action that comes from a place of understanding and competence when they could just spend money.

This bailout will be the legacy of the 110th "Do-Something" Congress, along with record low approval ratings. Here's hoping the 111th Congress will be a "Do the Right Thing" Congress, and will focus on repealing and abolishing what is wrong with government instead of reinforcing it.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Music Break: Alice Cooper- Along Came A Spider

War On Drugs: Brainwashed? Mission Accomplished.

Jeebus, talk about being utterly clueless and grossly ignorant of reality.
Check put this op-ed in the UConn Daily Campus:

"Criminalization Best Deterrent Against D

by Megan Lynch.
This imbecile has obviously swallowed the entire Drug War propaganda scam hook, line, and sinker.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The scumbags in the senate passed the so-called 'bailout' scheme tonight

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

The fucktards have screwed us again.

This is the list of those few senators who actually give a shit:
Allard (R)
Barasso (R)
Brownback (R)
Bunning (R)
Cantwell (D)
Cochran (R)
Crapo (R)
DeMint (R)
Dole (R)
Dorgan (D)
Enzi (R)
Feingold (D)
Inhofe (R)
Johnson (D)
Landrieu (D)
Nelson (FL) (D)
Roberts (R)
Sanders (I)
Sessions (R)
Shelby (R)
Stabenow (D)
Tester (D)
Vitter (R)
Wicker (R)
Wyden (D)

These folks truly deserve your congratulations (and your votes) for daring to Do The Right Thing.

As for the remainder of the senate: they can kiss my hairy ass.