Monday, April 26, 2010

Am I forgetting anyone...?

President Obama gave a speech attempting to rally some of the folks who helped elect him to get their butts back to the polls for the 2010 midterms.

In the money quote, he urges:

“young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again.”

While Drudge is headlining this as “OBAMA PLAYS RACE CARD”, that's not the first thing that came to my mind...

I see no mention of the homosexual community. Not a peep about teh gayz. Odd, when you consider the support they showed Obama and Co. in the 2008 elections, no?

No. He screwed them. They know it, and clearly he knows it.

Wonder how many of them who voted for him will do the smart thing and vote against his cronies in November? Here's hoping the answer is "All of them."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Just got another email from Jeremy Bird

______ --

On Sunday, April 25th, we're holding a 2010 Camp OFA Training in Pittsburgh, and I hope you can join.

If you've ever wondered what the most effective ways are to talk to voters, how you can organize events to make the biggest difference in your community, or you just want to learn more about taking on a bigger role in fighting for change -- then Camp OFA is for you.

We'll give you all the skills you'll need to be a more effective organizer -- and then we'll discuss how we'll put those skills into action this year: fighting for allies of the President in the midterm elections this fall, enacting real Wall Street reform, pushing forward a clean-energy economy, and much more.

Please RSVP to attend the Camp OFA training session in Pittsburgh. Here are the details:

blah... blah... blah...

Now, is it overreacting to call this creepy? Seriously, I would have objected to the phrase "fighting for allies of the President" no matter who was in the White House. That's not how it's supposed to work. The executive and legislative branches are equal and separate for good reasons, and the folks we elect to Congress are supposed to be our allies.

This administration and its legions seem more cult-like every day.

I may just go. Know your enemy, and all that...

(Note to self: Pass on the refreshments - don't drink the kool-aid.)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Shut Up And Let Me Talk!

This may be the first campaign ad that ever made me laugh out loud.

Keith Rothfus has produced a commercial for his race against Mary Beth Buchanan. Check it out:

Come May, let's tell Mary Beth Buchanan "Shut up and let US talk!"

And please... consider giving to his campaign. Here's the official site.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Help Keith Rothfus defeat Mary Beth Buchanan... then Jason Altmire

Well, whaddaya know?

I slack off on blogging for a few weeks (burnout - did ya miss me?) and something fantastic happens! Maybe if I take off a couple of months, aliens will abduct most of the current administration or something! OK, that's too good to hope for. But this is pretty freaking cool, all the same.

I've posted before about Mary Beth Buchanan, the former US Attorney who'd like to be my next CongressCritter. Can I be blunt here? (Well, I'm gonna anyway...) I don't like Mary Beth Buchanan. Actually, that's an understatement along the lines of "Pelosi's had a little Botox". The fact is, Buchanan makes my skin crawl. My current Congressman is Jason Altmire (D), and while I'm not the guy's biggest fan, he's preferable to Buchanan in my opinion. But what I'd truly like to see is Buchanan's primary opponent, Keith Rothfus, take the Republican primary and then the PA04 seat in November.

This morning, I see this lovely item on PoliticsPA... In their "Up and Down" post, MBB is going down:

Mary Beth Buchanan. Can she be called the GOP favorite in the 4th Congressional District anymore? The former U.S. attorney, touted by some Republicans as Jason Altmire’s worst nightmare, has had a terrible start to her campaign, capped off by Thursday’s abysmal first quarter fundraising numbers. She was even outraised by little-known Allegheny County attorney Keith Rothfus, who supporters say has outworked his high-profile opponent. After entering the race with baggage attached, don’t be surprised if some Republicans begin viewing Rothfus as a better challenger to Altmire’s seat.

Wonderful news. Buchanan and her GOP cronies have been spouting off about her name recognition before she even officially entered the race. Well, sure she's got name recognition. She's widely known, and widely hated. (Duh. Jeffrey Dahmer has some pretty awesome name recognition. Would you vote for him?)

In addition, Buchanan's campaign manager had to resign recently. Seems he was caught up in the kind of dirty work that Buchanan tried to pin on Cyril Wecht - only seems her campaign manager might actually be guilty. Heh.

...So I'm pretty happy. But I'd be happier yet if I knew this woman was out of the running. If she's able to pick up the fundraising pace, the GOP will continue trying to push her into office. And let me repeat - if Buchanan wins the Republican primary, I'm voting for Altmire.

Now, I realize my little blog here is a fleck in the blogosphere. I don't have the readership or the network to push anything like a Scott Brown moneybomb for Mr. Rothfus, or I'd do it. But I'd like folks outside of PA04 to realize that if Mary Beth Buchanan wins her primary, I'll hardly be the only conservative (hyphenated libertarian or otherwise) who'll vote for Altmire. He is fairly moderate, and has on occasion bucked the Obama administration. We can live with him, if ya get my drift.

So I'm asking... Can you help? Will you help? Do you want a conservative retaking of Congress badly enough to help support a little known, but truly conservative, candidate in this hotly contested district? From PA2010, in Mr. Rothfus's own words (emphasis mine):

"There is no doubt in my mind that voters in this district want real change. They are tired of the Washington establishment, and they want a Congressman who understands business, not another government insider. In every corner of this district, I have talked to men and women who want to have a citizen-legislator representing them and standing up for their values in Washington. With their help, I am confident that we can not only win the Republican primary on May 18 but prevail in November."

THIS is what we need in November. Please, help me help him. Here's the link to the official Keith Rothfus campaign site, if you'd be kind enough to throw a little support his way.

Mary Beth Buchanan can't win this election. She won't win this election. It's going to be Rothfus or Altmire, simple as that. Let's replace the "Blue Dog" with a true conservative, and start changing things back.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Senator Bob Corker - Defeatist Asshole

From the Nashville Business Journal, via HotAir:

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) appears to have given up on repealing ObamaCare before we even get to the midterm elections.
“The fact is that’s not going to happen, OK?” Corker told dozens of people at Vanderbilt University.

Coward. Defeatist asshole.

I mean that. I hope Corker's voters repeal him. And if they have any guts, they will.
Still, Corker made clear his opposition to the legislation and spoke in favor of continued, incremental legislative reform in future years to correct problems he foresees.

Continued, incremental legislative reform? Are you kidding me? For gawd's sake, can't you at least pretend you'll try?! Whining that you'll need 67 votes to kill Obama's veto doesn't cut any shit with me. START voting to repeal it in 2010, and build momentum enough to kill it for good in 2012 when we vote out Obama, if that's what it takes!

Fair warning, those who would have MY vote -- Don't dare try to tell me I have to roll over and accept this monstrosity! You better at least have the stones to stand up for America and make the effort!

I hope my fellow Americans are smarter - and ballsier - than this "politician". I'm DONE with compromise, and I'm DONE with weasel DC zombies who talk out both sides of their mouths. I'll vote third party if that's the only way I can get a candidate with some guts (something I've never done) and we should all do the same! Send a message to the Republicans that if they won't stand up for us, we'll find someone else who will.

I couldn't care less anymore what effect a third-party vote will have on the Republican candidates. Near as I can tell, precious few of them could care less about doing the right thing by us -- and fighting this to the bitter end.

The Beef Jerky Got Me

Oh. My. Gawd.

I think I just threw up a little.

From The Palm Beach Post comes the story of Jabba The Hut 38 year old George Jolicoeur, who plead no contest to charges of felony petty theft.

Jolicoeur, who tips the scales at SIX HUNDRED POUNDS (thank gawd he's not in Guam, eh?), was charged for scamming stores for free food...

Scamming stores for free food? This... this... beady-eyed blob could live off his own neck fat for a month before needing to ingest a single calorie! Anyway... after purchasing food, he would complain to stores that something was wrong with it in order to get his money back. He admitting pulling this scam for at least half a dozen milkshakes and once for $50 worth of beef jerky. When arrested, he said:
"The beef jerky got me."

Looks like you got that backward there, pal. To make the story more ludicrous (as though that were possible...), it's reported that Jolicoeur was:

...too big and too sick to come to court Wednesday, so he stayed in his nursing home, and his attorney pleaded no contest on his behalf.

Ugh. He's not the only one who's sick. I just lost my appetite.

And I used to like beef jerky. Sigh...

Capsize Guam? How About California?

Heh. I saw this today at HotAir...

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Ga) is concerned that too many Marines might make the island of Guam tip over and capsize. Or something.

Now, I could easily make fun of Congressman Johnson for this. Soooo easily.

But what if he's right?

No. No. Stop laughing. Forget everything you think you know about the laws of physics, geology, basic common sense... Just consider the possibility, and stay with me a sec.

What if... what if... every conservative in America were to head west. Waaaay west. Maybe if enough of us flocked to the California shoreline, we could tip America to the left - I mean WEST! - long enough to totally submerge the coast and beyond.

Do you see where I'm going with this?

If enough of us did go, and if Johnson is correct, we could conceivably SINK BERKELEY!

Go west, young (and old, what the hell?!) conservatives! Grab a lifejacket, a canoe, tow your fishing boat or your cabin cruiser... whatever you can think of that will keep you afloat to vote! We can tip this country back to the right by tipping it to the left first!

I'm just sayin'...