You can't be too cynical No matter how cynical you are, you're
not nearly cynical enough!
Isaiah 5:20 -- Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. (Woe to us, folks,
for we have a nation have done that!)
Looking for the San Antonio Tea Party? Just hit that link. This is no longer The San Antonio Tea Party's home (it was once, and then it wasn't,
and then once again it was, and now once again it's not). This is now just the blog of little old me. Robin Juhl,
proprietor (Webmaster@TheyThinkYouAreStupid.com). That's ALL. I'm no longer on the board of SATP and have no say in the policy thereof. But God
According to one witness, Bradley charged toward Prosser, shaking her clenched fist in his face.
Another source says they were “literally nose to nose.” Prosser then put his hands up to push her away. As one
source pointed out, if a man wants to push a woman who is facing him, he wouldn’t push her in the chest (unless he
wants to face an entirely different criminal charge). Consequently, Prosser put his hands on Bradley’s shoulders to
push her away, and in doing so, made contact with her neck.
At that moment, another justice approached
Bradley from behind and pulled her away from Prosser, saying, “Stop it, Ann, this isn’t like you.” Bradley
then shouted, “I was choked!” Another justice present replied, “You were not choked.” In a statement
following the incident, Bradley maintained Prosser “put his hands around my neck in anger in a chokehold.”
Monday night, Bradley called Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs to talk to him about the incident. On the morning of Wednesday,
June 15, Tubbs joined the justices in a closed-door meeting, where he discussed “issues relating to workplace violence.”
During the meeting, Chief Justice Abrahamson actually reenacted the incident on Chief Tubbs...
During her demonstration, Abrahamson emphasized that Prosser had exerted “pressure” on Bradley’s throat.
“There was no pressure,” interrupted the justice who had initially broken up the incident
between Bradley and Prosser. “That’s only because you broke us apart,” shot back Bradley. This exchange
led several meeting attendees to believe Bradley was making up the charge, as they took her rejoinder as an admission that
there was no pressure applied to her neck.
I like Dr. Reynolds' little comment lines. He notes the crony capitalism of the GM bailout and how 20,000 non-union
workers have lost their pensions due to Obama-admin interference (in this post) and then comments:
Meanwhile, reader Ed Stephens emails, “It really is like something out of Atlas Shrugged.” For some people, it’s a cautionary tale. For others, it’s a how-to manual . . . .
We are living Ayn Rand's novel. Oh, the details are different, but the attitudes are there.
AN ANTONIO - Local activist organizations, including the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Education Foundation, are organizing
a protest march on the city's West Side on the 4th of July. \ "A lot of people are mobilizing," said
Jaime Martinez, the organizations local founder.
"We are doing this because we love these people," added
Gabriel Velasquez with Inner City Advocates.
The march is in protest of Senate Bill 9. The bill would permit,
but not necessarily require, law enforcement to ask a person about their citizenship or immigration status.
The protest march will take place on July 4th on 1327 Guadalupe Street at 11:00 am. Organizers are
also planning a statewide boycott, asking people not to purchase anything on the July 4th holiday.
America? Tired of gate-crashing illegals getting the kid-glove treatment? Put off your purchases on July 2nd &
3rd, and clean out the store on July 4th.
There is a reason that the power to "declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal," etc., was reserved to
Congress and not the President. European kings had this funny little habit of suddenly marching their soldiers off to
war on any prertext that would gain them some small increment of land or power.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing
her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress.
Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar
year, according to a financial disclosure report released Wednesday. She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and
about $8.2 milion in liabilities.
For 2009, Pelosi reported a minimum net worth of $21.7 million.
The rich not only need to be taced more, THEY ARE EVIL! Gee, in some cases that might actually be true.... But not this
one. Oh, no. There is no way that corruption and taking advantage of her position had anything to do with that.
Got a letter from Gary Clemente, asking about Rick Perry:
I'm active with the Central Valley Tea
Party here in Fresno, CA which services much of Fresno, Visalia, Tulare and Madera areas. I moved from Rowlett, TX in
2003. I wanted to hear from the grassroots regarding the talk of Rick Perry running for POTUS. Outside of Texas,
you hear that he's conservative, but is that the real case in Texas? What about his desire to allow foreign contractors
to build that international highway from Mexico to Canada? What about that business with the mandatory vaccine for high
school aged girls?
Just wanted to get a perspective on Perry from ground zero, just as I did from the New
Jersey Tea Party folks who told me that Chris Christie is not very conservative at all.
As to my background,
let all those who know me know that the hard left had better watch out for me. My father was a Special Agent with the
FBI and during the 50s he conducted security background checks for those that were applying for sensitive government
positions. This was in order to detect whether they were cohorts of the Communist Party USA and Socialist Workers Party.
My father is 88 and he will testify that those very same individuals he gave the boot to back then are in the deepest
reaches of our government, and not surprisingly, the White House.
Thanks for answering my concerns about Rick
OK, I'll bite. My reply:
On most issues, Gov Perry is an old-style
traditional conservative. You've already put your fingers on the big concerns: foreign-owned toll roads and that vaccine
He is no libertarian, that's for sure. The proposal to mandate girls be forced to take that unproven, inadequately-tested
vaccine shows this.
The idea of a Mexico-to-Canada road doesn't bother me. But Gov Perry views toll roads as the
way to "get traffic moving" (his words to some of us at our July 4, 2009 rally). That he's willing to use eminent
domain to grab the land and then give a sweet-heart deal to a foreign company is just awful. See Texans United for Reform and Freedom (TURF) for everything toll road; Terri Hall does yeoman's work!
In the end, Gov Perry, warts and all, would make a much,
much better president than the Marxist knot-head currently "serving" in that office. Is he my first choice? No.
Would I actively support him as the nominee? Hell Yes!
Like everyone else but me and you, he's a mixed bag. You
and I are perfect on every issue, right? Well, I am anyway.... <grin>
Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in
shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq
by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time.
month, the Pentagon and the Iraqi government are finally closing the books on the program that handled all those Benjamins.
But despite years of audits and investigations, U.S. Defense officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion in
cash — enough to run the Los Angeles Unified School District or the Chicago Public Schools for a year, among many other things.
For the first time, federal auditors are suggesting that some or all of
the cash may have been stolen, not just mislaid in an accounting error. Stuart Bowen, special inspector general for Iraq
reconstruction, an office created by Congress, said the missing $6.6 billion may be "the largest theft of funds in
Just what the F%#$! do you expect when you try to "Nation Build"
inside a kleptocracy? Duh!
Screw this "stick around and rebuild our enemy" crap. Next time we're
attacked (and there will always be a next time), just smash the buggers and leave. Let them choose their leadership
more wisely next time.
Baldilocks makes some interesting points in Sarah Palin Pwns The Media--Again (KingShamus). She's one of many comparing the media's colonoscopy of Palin with thier lack of interest in Obama's background.
Here's where I think Baldilocks stands out:
Chances are that the media has found every possible trouble
spot Sarah Palin might have in her background. Barring something completely out of the blue, there are no scandals lurking
in Palin's history. If there was, you can be sure the MSM would've reported it by now.
You can argue against
Palin on stylistic grounds. You might think her snowbillyisms and folksy demeanor won't translate into a winning formula
in a national election. You can even question some of her policy emphases.
The one big advantage Sarah Palin has
over everyone else in the 2012 presidential field is that there will be no surprises. Every rock has been turned over.
If she runs for the White House, you can be sure the media will keep digging into her past. You can also be sure that Palin
will beat them more often than not. In a race that is certainly going to be a media-driven death march against whoever
the GOP nominates, being a proven MSM slayer is no small thing.
By the way, if you're not familiar
with Baldilocks you should be. Spend some time on her page.
Windmills Are Chopping Up California's Golden Eagles
Heard of this, yeah that's one thing, but to ACTUALLY SEE IT is another (via Moonbattery):
Windmills kill birds. Big, beautiful Golden Eagles. This bird
was very lucky; there was somebody there to rescue it. How many birds whacked by this array get rescued?
(image from WebEcoist.com)
Until I saw that video, I still supported windmills. No longer. They cost
too much, both in dollars and in wildlife. They LOSE money (See the report at Watts Up With That). Plus, they are a net negative on the "saving the planet" front.
Within the parameters of
this “Hypocrisy Defense”…Which do you think the general public prefers: An ideology that
at least tries to champion a moral code, but whose adherents sometimes fail to live up to it; or an ideology that by its
own definition is inherently immoral and whose adherents don’t even have a moral code to violate?
liberals are taking a HUGE gamble that a majority of Americans will throw in their lot with the party of immorality. But
I have the feeling they’ve lost that bet — not just in Weinergate, but at a deep structural level in society
for a long time to come.
Zombie is right, but only if word gets out. Spread the word!
Inheritance not only hands people valuable income in return for something we don't really want to further
reward--being born lucky--but also, in doing so, it entrenches the least attractive feature of our economy: the fact that
people who are born to affluent parents are much more likely to themselves be affluent than children born to the less well-heeled.
Lack of economic mobility is generally regarded as a bad thing that we should combat.
Yet so many of
our institutions, from the geographic organization of our schools, to the financial distribution of our inheritances, reinforce
it. Some of those things are not going away (we should not, and will not, order affluent people to move into poor school
districts, or shut down research universities for conferring unfair advantages on the mostly affluent students who have
the ability to gain admission). But what are the social benefits that inheritance conveys to offset its drawbacks?
I think they have to be pretty large to justify letting dead people order us to perpetuate the economic status quo.
So I can make a moral case for a 100% estate tax. Which is, in some sense, what Kevin Drum is doing when
he advocates "letting the dead pay for Medicare". He would make Medicare a senior creditor on estates; the government would get first crack at all the assets
until the bill for all the Medicare services consumed has been repaid, or the estate runs out of money.
most cases, the government would take everything. And it's a superficially attractive policy--the idea that you're
entitled to free health care from the government, and to leave your children a tidy inheritance, seems faintly ludicrous
to me, for all that many Americans embrace it.
She then discusses various arguments against it, but
It's quite possible that a 100% estate tax--or some near equivalent such as Kevin proposes--would
be entirely fine. But I'm not sure I understand all the roles that inheritance is playing in our economy, and
our lives--which means that I'm fairly sure I don't know what the effects will be. So I'm hesitant to impose
such a tax, even though on principle I think it's a fine idea.
This should scare you. The "business
and economics editor" for a major magazine doesn't really get private property. It's OK to take the bread
from your childrens' mouths. Your family is not allowed to improve themselves--each generation must start on their
Of course, we know where this leads--If it's OK to take it at your death, it's also OK to take it
before your death. It's not really yours. It'll end up in the hands of The State, and that's OK by
We used to be a Free People. Putzes like these two don't even get what they're missing. God
help us all.
We have been having fun at Anthony Weiner's expense like just about everyone else. Fun is, of course,
valuable in itself. But Glenn Reynolds reminds us that mockery serves a deeper purpose:
I think there's
an important point in the comic value: The people who think they're smart enough, and morally superior enough, to run
everyone else's lives are risible. They're not smart enough to run their own lives competently, and they're
actually, overall, morally inferior....
The first commenter, Mike, makes this
The problem with conservatives is that they haven't mocked enough... and
that's why so many independents and conservatives are looking for a confrontational presidential candidate this time.
The "Republican Gentleman" stuff hasn't worked so well.
Indeed! So, let's begin
again, shall we? (Giggle....)