The Migration of Newt, Back to the Left

Newt has officially lost me. I was starting to warm to the idea of supporting him. He has had so many strong debate performances; one couldn’t help but to want to jump on board.

For the longest time I called Newt a convenient Conservative, meaning he spoke as a conservative when it was popular & convenient to do so. Whenever he started to get pushback, he was able to eruditely move back toward the mushy middle.

He has fooled me for the last time. I have had enough. I will not support Newt. If he becomes the nominee, of course I will vote for him, holding my nose, once again. I would vote for Spongebob Squarepants rather than Obama.

During last night’s debate Gingrich morphed into a George Bush, compassionate conservative clone. His answer to an illegal immigration question jolted me out of my mesmerized state. I guess I should thank him for snapping me back to reality.

He argued the children of illegal immigrants should not be ripped away from their families. He said that he did not believe Americans wanted to take people who have lived in the country for 25 years and expel them over a crime committed long ago.

He exclaimed that we would have a hard time explaining the uprooting of an entrenched illegal that has been here for 25 years, working, paying taxes, with a family & children in school. He added that he doesn’t see how the republicans, who claim to be the party of the family, could destroy families that have been here for a quarter of a century?

I wouldn’t have a hard time explaining it. It’s quite easy. Here it is.
Mr. or Ms. Illegal; You’ve broken the law for 25 years. Now you’ll finally be punished. It will be your choice to break up your family because of it. Here’s a solution; Take your family with you.

For illegal aliens to live & work in this country, there are only 2 possible scenarios, both unlawful (3, if you count MS 13). You are either committing tax evasion by working here illegally or committing identity theft (fraud) by using someone else’s Social Security number to pay said taxes. Pick your poison.

John Adams said, “ We are a nation of laws, not of men”. Obey the law or change the law. Don’t just ignore the law.

I also don’t wish to hear that Ronald Reagan did it.

Sorry, but it's a fact. I don't like it either.

He screwed up. He believed the lies that were told to him by the democrats about sealing the border, which of course, never happened. Shame on him for believing the dems. He made a mistake.

A few more questions: What if they have been here for less than 25 years? 25 seems like a rather arbitrary number.
What if, after all this time, they still can’t speak English?
When citizens get sentenced to prison, don’t they get ripped from their families? What if the illegal has no family?

In a 2007 Meet the Press interview, Mitt Romney said that illegals should be able to sign up for residency & a path to citizenship. Newt didn’t go that far. He was very careful not to mention anything about citizenship, just someway to make them legal.

This is pulled directly from Newts New Hampshire Campaign emailing, The Daily Newt: “Newt does not believe we have a binary choice between forcibly deporting 11 million people or letting them all stay. Newt recognizes that in some cases where people have lived in the United States for 20-25 years, have had children here, have joined churches and civic groups, and have OTHERWISE lived law-abiding lives, we are unlikely to forcibly deport them but find a way to make an exception for such families, and regularize their status without providing citizenship.”

It continues, “One idea for how to handle such humanitarian exceptions proposed by Gingrich is to empower local communities with the authority to allow those with long-established roots in the neighborhood a legal residency status, but not citizenship. Newt believes local communities are at a better vantage point to determine if those there illegally should stay or go. Under this system, kind of like Selective Service System boards, we will send home those without 20-25 years of residency here and family and community ties.”

Who will be the arbiter of that policy? Arbiter, “Mr. Illegal, have you been here for at least 20 years?” Mr. Illegal, Oh Sí!” Arbiter, “Ok, you may stay”.

Yes, and once they somehow become legal or “regularized”; of course it will end there. No one will ever push it to the next logical conclusion, citizenship. Right.

Mr. Speaker; Madame Pelosi is waiting for you to join her on the couch again.

Joke of the Day

This one is so bad, it’s funny!

One night a man was walking home and heard a thumping noise behind him. Looking around, he saw a coffin following him, upright. He got nervous and began walking a little bit faster.

The coffin continued, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump”. He began running and the coffin kept up and began opening and closing, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap”. Terrified, he ran to his front door, and went inside, slamming the door and locking it.

The coffin continued, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump – CRASH” it came right through the door, He ran up the stairs, and right behind him, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap.”

He rushed into the bathroom and slammed the door, but the coffin broke through the door – “thumpety thump, thumpety thump crash”.

Terrified, the man grabbed the first thing he saw, a bottle of Robitussin syrup and threw it ……………the coffin stopped!

I’m a Cracker

Remember this guy from a few short years ago. He’s King Samir Shabazz. In this video he goes off on a racist rant about hating & killing the crackers, their babies & such.

He is also the same New Black Panther party leader that the Obama administration refused to prosecute for intimidating voters in Pennsylvania during the last presidential elections.

This guy is a loon. He is just plain evil. Normal people don’t act this way, nor think this way. I hadn’t given this any further thought since first seeing it, until last night.

I was on my way to a friend’s house to watch the Patriots game. I stopped at a 7-11 to get some beer & chips.
Standing in front of the cooler, as I opened the door to retrieve the beer, I hear a voice from directly behind me. I grabbed my beer & turn around to see a thin black kid, no more than 20 or so.

He exclaims, “Move your ass, Cracker”. My first notion was to just put him down, physically. I fought that urge & just said, “Really, Cracker? Get a clue”, laughed & walked to the counter. I paid for the items & drove away.

Again, I didn’t really give it much thought; never even told my friends. This evening, hanging out with my son I started to ponder. What if were him? He’s an innocent child.

I’m perfectly capable & have been trained to defend myself, but what if I were to have my son run into the store & pick something up for me as I’ve want to do from time to time (not beer). How would he react? I venture to say, a little differently.

People like that kid or this Shabazz character try to intimidate others to bend to their will. Somewhere along the line they were both taught this racist garbage, that all white people are the enemy.

In retrospect, it’s too late for the King, but I feel sorry for the kid. With that attitude instilled in him, he stands no chance at success of any kind. Nothing good can come from such blind hatred.

So, go ahead & hate me for my views if you like, not my skin color. Sounds funny come from a Cracker.

It’s up to the Super Committee

Aren't they Super!


The Congressional “Super Committee” is a sham, for a few reasons. First, it allows Congress to once again abdicate its responsibility to manage the federal budget. As usual, Congresses reputation for being spineless remains intact by either kicking the can down the road or appointing a “Blue Ribbon” panel to take the heat.

Second, despite all the bluster & machinations, there will be NO spending cuts! It’s all show.

Every year we are treated to the same theatrics. The false urgency of republicans, the whining of democrats & every year we spend more money.

I must admit I got caught up in the theatre, that the defense budget (or any department) would be cut & actually started to buy into the draconian defense cuts argument.

I wasn’t thinking; that is until I listened to Rush Limbaugh today. He reminded me of something I already knew but simply forgot to account for: Baseline Budgeting.

I wrote a short article explaining it a while ago. It went as follows:

Base Line Budgeting
Posted on August 1, 2011

Here’s a quick scenario. This guy has a job (what’s that?). He works hard & is noticed by the boss. The boss comes to him & says he deserves a raise & he’ll make it happen within a few weeks. He is told the raise is expected to be 5%. That night he rushes home to tell his wife (or husband in some states) the good news. She says that 5% will sure come in handy.

A few weeks pass & sure enough, he gets that raise. The boss, however, says he could only afford 3%. The guy is still thankful that he received a raise at all.

He goes home & shows his wife his paycheck. The wife had already calculated & adjusted their budget for the increase. She takes one look at the check & exclaims, ” You got a 2% cut in your pay?”

That is base line budgeting & is how our government calculates the budget every year. All departments get automatic increases. If they don’t increase by as much as originally intended, it’s a cut (usually draconian).

So when you hear that they in Washington are going to cut the budget, you best believe it’s a lie. If you spend more than last year, you haven’t cut your budget.

Simply put, the CBO provides scoring of legislation, usually by estimating economic impact over a ten-year period. Now that we’ve revealed the joke, here’s the punch line.

Total federal spending amounts to $3.73 trillion for FY 2011. If both Houses of the Congress were to vote to just freeze spending for FY 2012 at FY 2011 levels, the CBO would have to score that legislation as a $9 trillion budget cut over ten years!

We wouldn’t actually spend one dime less in FY 2012 than we did in FY2011, but because of the baseline budget rules, CBO would have no choice but to report a $9 trillion cut to federal spending over that following ten-year period.

Joke du Jour

A guy is sitting at a bar in a skyscraper restaurant high above the city. He’s slamming tequila left and right.

He grabs one, drinks it, goes over to a window and jumps out. The guy who was sitting next to him couldn’t believe that the guy had just done that.

He was more surprised when, ten minutes later, the same guy, unscathed, comes walking back into the bar and sits back down next to him. The astonished guy asks “How did you do that? I just saw you jump out that window and we’re hundreds of feet above the GROUND!!!”. The jumper responds by slurring, “Well, I don’t get it either.”

“I slam a shot of tequila and when I jump out the window, the tequila makes me slow down right before I hit the ground. Watch.” He takes a shot, slams it down, goes to the window and jumps out.

The other guy runs to the window and watches as the guy falls until right before the ground, slows down and lands softly on his feet. A few minutes later, the guy walks back into the bar.

The other guy has to try it too, so he orders a shot of tequila. He drinks it, goes to the window and jumps. As he reaches the bottom, he doesn’t slow down at all….SPLAT!!!!!!

The first guy orders another shot of tequila and the bartender says to him, “You know, you’re really an jerk when you’re drunk, Superman.”

Occupy Updates

Acting as an Occupier

Anne Hathaway, one of the highest paid actresses in Hollyrock was recently seen at an Occupy Union Square Rally hanging out with the 99% (the commoners). Anne is reportedly worth about 58 million dollars. That could pay for a few of the protestors’ student loans. I wonder if she offered?

Hathaway & Shulman


The way she was dressed, it appeared that Ms. Hathaway didn’t want to be recognized. Wonder why? Her boyfriend, Adam Shulman, joined her at the march. He is also an actor & a graduate of Brown University. Maybe he wants the evil 1% to pay his student loan?

How much does one have to be worth to be the evil 1%? Just asking.

The protestors she was with eventually tried to retake Zuccotti Park where hundreds of protestors & police were injured. It can’t be confirmed that she was there at that time.

Gimme Shelter

OWS (Occupy Wallstreet) leaders, you know, the 99%, have decided the great outdoors just isn’t for them. I can’t say I blame them. It’s getting a little chilly in New York. I wouldn’t want to sleep outside either.

They must be bunking with their people & have found warmth in a church basement or homeless shelter. You know, solidarity & all that.

Well, it turns out that’s not quite happening. A couple of the hypocrites, I mean leaders, have decided to scrap the not so great outdoors & check into the $700.00 per night ‘W Hotel’ in downtown New York City.

The Hotel boasts the promise that guests can “Unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko”.

Well isn’t that nice, being that Gordon Gekko, of course, is the poster child of the unwashed masses. Why wouldn’t they want to unleash him, as it were?

One the lucky winners of life’s lottery is Peter Dutro. Peter is part of the OWS finance board that looks after the donations for the movement amounting to about a half a million dollars to date. Dutro is quoted as saying, “It takes a society to build wealth” and that the OWS movement is all about economic equality.

Really Pete? Is that who paid for your swanky room; society? Maybe you took it from the fund? I’m guessing probably not, but isn’t that what any good liberal would do, demand someone else pay? By the way, he lives only a short taxi ride away in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

As an aside, anyone with a neck tatoo is ok in my book.

The other gent is Brad Spitzer. No relation to Eliot Spitzer. At least he has that going for him. He is an associate at financial-services giant Deloitte, which netted $29 billion in revenue last year.

Hold it, Financial Services? You mean a big bank? Maybe he’s really a spy or a double agent working with OWS to infiltrate the inner sanctum of evil & not just getting wealthy on the backs of the common folk.

Spitzer said: “I’m staying here for work. I do finance, but I support it still”. He added: “Tents are not for me”.

Brad invites protesters to join him in luxury at the Hotel to party like the 1%.

Both have been seen at the protests.

I guess this isn’t hypocritical. I don’t begrudge anyone who wants to spend that kind of money on a room as long as it’s their own. I don’t care if someone wants to protest or march for whatever cause, provided it’s peaceful.

Just don’t preach that it takes a village & we all need to be equal as your entering your swanky hotel.