Overnite Pete: Gun control follies

In true Marx-Alinsky style, the Lefties and Obamanistas are not letting a crisis go to waste. Confiscating America’s guns has long been on the Kleptocrat playbook, as it was in the playbooks of Nazi Germany, Commie Russia, Commie China, Commie Cuba, Commie Nicaragua, Commie Venzuela… [anybody seeing a pattern here....?]. The mass murder by a psychotic loser of 20 elementary school children and 6 adults in Connecticut was a vile crime and a huge tragedy. But the Dem response to it is ridiculous, deliberately fever-pitched, and deliberately calculated and dishonest.

We’d all love to make such despicable crimes impossible. Love to. But Democrat responses of (a) confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens, (b) publish names and addresses of gun owners, (c)blame Republicans for a “gun culture” that instigated this mass murder is (depending on which Democrat) moronic or supremely, cynically tyrannical. When the NRA leader had a public appearance at which he stated (a) it ain’t the NRA’s fault, and much to the contrary NRA promotes responsible gun practices, and (b) why don’t you put armed security people in public schools (which by the way 30% of all schools already do that). The Commie Left went completely nuts over that.

Which is what you get from the Commies when you (a) stand up to their bullying, and (b) suggest a solution that is elegant in its simplicity and effectiveness. Typical.
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Overnite Pete: Texas = stupid magnet

EPU – filling in for Big Kitty…

Just great. We have the best state anywhere. Texas would, if it were in this world alone, be a top-ten economy and top-five military power. Business-friendly, mild winters, cattle, oil, farmland, and most importantly, a personality — friendly, but can whip your ass no matter what weapon you are holding, outshoot you, out-spit you, and everything we have or do is bigger than what your state has or does.

The flip side: all these outside people make a toilet bowl of their own state (NY, NJ, MI, CA, CO) with liberal-commie policies. Then they move to the Greatest State Ever, and start spoiling it by voting Democrat. Stupid, stupid, stupid. And one thing I hate is people that make their problems my problem.

On other fronts, the Boehner fold is as inevitable as the sun rising in the East. House Repubs will manage somehow to both sell out, and get blamed for the economy tanking because of the Democrat insistence on raising taxes on employers (in what universe is that not perfectly obvious). Samo, samo.

Michigan Repubs, like Wisconsin Repubs, are what we call MANLY MEN. The contrast between them and Boehner’s House Hussies is night and day. So when you scoff about secession talk, you should perhaps think that over just a bit more.

On MI anti-RTW union mobs, and thoroughly evil Democrats

The left-side activities going on this week by union thugs, by Democrat legislators, by the left-dominated news media, and of course by your president, not mine, the HCSIC, would be breath-taking in their scale of hate, of lawlessness, of intimidation, of pure anti-American spirit — except that actual Americans have come to expect this of them routinely.

Nothing new.
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Overnite Pete: sore loser? You better know it.

OK, it’s now a good month after that caca burger of a stolen election that now makes the end of free America unavoidable, and perhaps now I can speak of it without daisy-chained expletive-riddled sailor-speak.

Well, probably not, on the avoiding cursing thing. Well, just excuse the [s-bomb] out of me for not accepting this. There is no question whatsoever that had registering, voting, and counting been done according to law, more electoral votes would have gone to Romney than to the no-good [b-bomb] who now [s-bomb] in the White House.

But the election was stolen, it was obviously stolen. Folks dare not speak of it out loud, but it was done. And now you can kiss America goodbye. Sorry to be a grumpy cat, but there it is. There is no tomorrow, and there [d-bomb] sure will never be another free election in the United States. 2010 was the last one.

Democrats are, by definition, thieves. If you are one or voted for one in 2012, you are either supremely evil or supremely stupid. Maybe both. Either way, you ain’t a patriot, and you ain’t a countryman of mine.

Overnite Pete: Sandy fallout

So the big hurricane/norther/perfect storm hit Monday, and unlike last year’s storm of the century (Irene), this one packed a large wallop. But soon enough the wind and the tidal surge passed, and now we do have a mess on our hands. The NJ coast, Lower Manhattan, and Staten Island seem to have suffered terribly. Electricity out, plumbing and drinkable water out, gasoline out, tunnels and bridges in and out closed (or monitored by Bloomy for those trying to sneak out without at least 3 to a car).

There was at least a week’s notice that this was coming. I don’t begrudge that the infrastructure took a huge hit. I only partly begrudge ordinary people not planning a little better for food/water/gas shortages. And then that idiot barack strolled around the Jersey shore in his photo-op with FatBoy™ and actually said “if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes”, in association with something he called the “15 minute rule.”

Yeah, right.
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Anybody here too tired to fight 5 more days?

In some degree, we’ve been counting the days to this November the 6th for 4 years. Or perhaps for 24 years. Or perhaps since ObamaCare was passed, or since Porkulus was passed, or since the November 2010 thrashing we gave to the Visigoths. Maybe since Chief Justice Benedict Roberts stole a big one for the Bolshevik team.

Any way you count it, this Tuesday has been circled on the calendar for quite some time. It is the day that the forces of the Constitution are arrayed from one side of the valley to the other, against the forces of Statism. The valley is filled from wall to wall, and there is nobody on the battlefield who has not trained and worked tireless days, weeks, and months, all pointed to this day.

Every helmet and breastplate has been cleaned and polished to a shine, every dent hammered out. Every strap is on tight. Every weapon has been checked and rechecked, every blade honed down to a fine edge.

This is the day we have lived for.
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Overnite Pete: EJ Dionne is an idiot (again)

Yeah I know. I am violating the old adage: no need to point out the astoundingly obvious when the merely obvious will do. Yet, this I could not pass up. Just add this one to the Mount McKinley size pile of bull-hockey from the main-sleaze commie media in their prodigious effort to get the chief commie re-elected so he can continue his work of dismantling the country. You can’t blame commies for agitating and lying for the cause.

But I do find it disappointing that they are so stupid. Just once could we get an evil but brilliant adversary? Perhaps we could meet the Kleptocrats halfway: give us an adversary that can button his fly without a government-issued manual.
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Gutless Call: Far Worse Than We Thought

The stories, both official and unofficial, from sources inside and outside the administration, continue to evolve. The facts, even as we know them today, are incomplete and contradictory. But wind the clock back, if you will, to the first several days after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate that resulted in the murders of 4 American citizens, including Ambassador Stevens. From the very beginning there was the stench of incompetence at the top, of being lied to, and worst of all, of a creepy sense that there was no real concern for the lives lost, no righteous anger, and no sense of retribution.

In the immediate aftermath we heard the administration line that it was a spontaneous mob gone wild, and we knew instinctively that was too pat, and contradicted facts which were already becoming known. The whereabouts of the ambassador were unknown for several hours, and the battle was known to have gone on for hours at at least two sites. We watched Obama’s pitifully inadequate statement just before he jaunted off to Vegas for scheduled campaign activities.

We saw several embassies attacked in the following days, and the black Al Qaeda flag raised over at least two portions of sovereign American soil, while no saber-rattling proceeded from an administration that seemed bent on excusing the terrorists. We saw our UN Ambassador and our President peddle known lies to the UN, blaming an obscure video for inciting the Muslim mobs. We got word of a multi-million dollar ad that supposedly ran in Pakistan in which both the President and Secretary of state denounced the video.

Americans were bitterly angry at such cowtowing, lying, and blame-shifting. Obama’s poll numbers in the upcoming election immediately began to crumble.

Boy, weren’t those the good old days for the Obamanistas. It’s a ton worse now.
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Overnite Pete: final debate notes

Yeah, I’ve been gone awhile. Deal with it. And don’t hold back on the tuna.

OK now, Bambi says he’s kept faith with the troops. Which is, of course: why no in-theater troops can seem to get any absentee ballots; why the ROE keep getting our young patriots killed; why active-duty military would have missed paychecks in the early 2009 government shutdown since Resident Bambi marked troops as “non-essential government personnel”; all those Navy corpse-men; 104 rounds of golf, 1700 troops killed (h/t EPU); and I could go on awhile.

Yeah, you regular troop-hugging dandy you.
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The Next Freshman Class – With Your Shield, Or On It

The incoming bunch of House and Senate freshmen better have a whole new way of thinking. It’s not that the much-heralded Class of the 2010 Mandate didn’t do enough. It’s that they didn’t do anything.

Mandate for change
Never in the history of this Republic has a mid-term election brought such a smack-down to the ruling party as that in 2010. The 63-person swing in the House and 7-person swing in the Senate was both retribution (for Porkulus, for ObamaCare, for not even addressing the economy, for the Gulf drilling moratorium, and for the attempts on card check and Cap-and-Trade energy tax) and mandate (stop the spending, stop the regulatory bloom, stop the debt spike, and generally hold the line until we could get a new president and a two-house majority in 2012 and repeal BambiCare). From top to bottom, from governor down to dog catcher, Americans rejected the Democrat agenda in toto. Lock, stock, and two smoking barrels. Republicans had firm control of the House at 242-193, and near-parity in the Senate, 47-53.

Same old Vichy Republicans
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Not my president, 11 of 50: 104 golf rounds, 1700 casualties

The office requires that the president play many roles, wear many hats. He must be accessible to the public and to members of Congress; he must conduct affairs with foreign governments and foreign dignitaries; he may need to make public appearances and keep up certain traditions.

Wartime, or any time when American soldiers are in battle and experiencing many casualties, constrains a president’s behavior somewhat. His commander-in-chief role becomes more prominent. Some of the light-hearted presidential perquisites must be put aside. This is not difficult to understand.
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Not my president, 10 of 50: Muslim nation, not a Christian nation

Back in 2009, Obama made a couple of statements in a couple of venues that caused quite a stir. Democrats and media did their usual thing and spun it to their best advantage. But what Obama said was “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation” in the first statement, and “if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world”.

Spin that all you want to, but that’s what he said. That’s what the context shows too.

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Not my president, 9 of 50: the bow

Americans bow to no man, including their own president. Their president certainly bows to no man, no king, nobody, nohow. Never.

Hu Jintao, Premier of Communist China
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Kept Press and Keeping Tyranny

[this is the first of a three-parter]

The Founding Fathers were well aware of the importance of a free press and its role in keeping the terrors of tyranny at bay. It’s not exactly a rocket scientist concept; it has a rather “yeah no kidding, stupid” sense about it for many of us. But humor me as we state the obvious. With today’s higher education system crapping out legions of morons, and Democrats lurking under every rock, we can’t assume everybody gets it intuitively.

The first principle of the three we shall cover: A controlled press is essential in keeping tyranny in place

To keep your tyranny secure, keep the people uninformed. Use the news media to show that you are their ally, that life outside the walls is worse than on the inside, and have them constantly in fear of enemies and circumstances against which you are the only defense. A large and formidable enforcement arm of the law is the “muscle” side of this equation, but if the people are well-informed and able to communicate, no amount of subjugation will keep them down. You will eventually be overthrown.
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Not my president, part 8 of 50: Not ready for the 3am call

In the “Not My President” derby, horse number 8 of 50 is called “Not Ready For That 3 AM Call.”

President of the United States is a tough job. Nobody questions that. It demands the utmost even of a tough, capable, intelligent, and experienced person. Having a lesser, unprepared person in that seat is a disaster for America. That is one reason the job interview process is *usually* so thorough, the vetting process *usually* so rigorous. It is required during a sudden national emergency that the president act swiftly and effectively to secure the nation, minimize further damage, and put the nation on a footing to recover or respond.

In the immediate aftermath of terrorist attack on the American consulate and our ambassador in Libya on 9-11-2012, none of these things happened.

Hillary Clinton,during the Democrat primary race in 2008, questioned whether Obama would be able to lead during a national crisis, in which the president was woken up by a “3 am call.” Obama’s early actions illustrate that Hillary was right to bring that up.
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Wherefore the Vichy Republican Press?

I’ve always loved the two old-school words whence and wherefore. Whence doesn’t mean “when” (it means “from where”) and wherefore doesn’t mean “where” (it means “why). But I digress…..

We’ve all noticed in this campaign that many big players in the conservative press seem to have gone to great effort to do everything possible to undermine conservative goals – not exactly a surprise, and not exactly the first time (ahem do the 72,000 choruses of “John McCain, the electable candidate!” ring a bell?). During the primaries they undermined Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain, and promoted the moderate Mitt Romney. They got their wish. However, once Romney got the nomination, he became suddenly a much more aggressive candidate and effective communicator for conservative principles than anybody thought he would be. I know, I’m still stunned.
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Not My President, part 7 of 50: Libyan Ambassador murdered, Neville Chamberlain heads to Vegas

Really, barack?

Does America really, truly have a White House occupier who can’t even get himself worked up over a day that involved 2 American embassies breached, flags taken down, desecrated and replaced with a black Islamic flag, and culminating in the murder of our Ambassador to Libya by a mob? He’s delivered a couple of tepid statements decrying “senseless violence” and now is proceeding to Las Vegas for previously scheduled campaign events. What kind of unserious, golf-playing parlor dilettante does that?

Let’s put it this way. Not my president.
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Politico trying to make lemonade out of Empty Chair lemon

Too funny, and of course not a bit surprising:

Politico is well known as the Washington Post’s overt political arm where they can take all the political potshots at the right that are too blatant even for WaPo’s tainted Left election machine. Today they tried explain the runaway Empty Chair phenomenon, which I predict will become as much a part of the 2012 election lexicon as “you didn’t build that”.

Lead paragraph:

The right rallied on Labor Day to celebrate “National Empty Chair Day,” a show of solidarity with Clint Eastwood after his rambling address to an invisible President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last week.

So according to these clowns Tim Mak and Juana Summers, the Online Right is only doing this to give some cover for poor old doddering Clint Eastwood. Wouldn’t have anything to do with:
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Call the Waaaambulance! Rising sea levels not funny!

This just in! The mainstream and unbiased scholars at MSNBC/MSLSD are not amused. Republicans don’t believe in the Global Warming Hoax, and not only that, they seem to want to make fun of “Globers”.

The commies at MSLSD are fine with constantly lying about conservatives throwing granny over the cliff, about the violent and racist Tea Party people. They can mock conservatives’ dismay over the skyrocketing debt, and over the massive corruption and denial of freedoms under ObamaCare™, ObamaIRSDenyConservatives501c4Status™, ObamaEPAYouCantBuildThat™, ObamaBuyUnionsACouplaCarCompanies™, and ObamaCronyFakeGreenCompanies™.
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The Kept Media, hurricanes, and the wine in front of me

I’m just trying to keep straight what Pravda expects from presidents, presidential candidates, major party decision-makers, and major party chairmen when a hurricane hits, especially during a Republican convention. Should they cancel or delay conventions? Should they visit the disaster zone immediately to show their great concern? Should they wait awhile so as to not allow their presence (and attendant security measures) to interfere with rescue and recovery operations?

Judging by past behavior of the Kept Media, apparently …. yes! Or…….. no!

Actually it makes perfect sense if you let this scene from Princess Bride be your guide:
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