It seems like every time I turn on the news, the ACLU is stirring up trouble for good, honest American people.

Their latest antics could cost some Americans their lives.  They tracked down 55 CIA agents who interrogated terrorists, took their picture, and showed them to the terrorists.  Those agents will have marks on their backs for the rest of their lives.

The ACLU attacks our religious freedom.  They claim we’re racists if we don’t agree with them.  They do nothing but cause trouble for America and try to impose their extremist “values” on us.

I’ve had enough and I think it’s time for this country to put a stop to it.  I would like to start an organization to do just that.  If the ACLU was counter sued for all for all of their frivulous lawsuits, they would be so tied up defending themselves that they wouldn’t have much time left to sue good people.

If you know any lawyers (particularly retired ones with a little free time) who are as tired of the ACLU as I am, please have them email me at alainasegovia@hotmail.com.

…please pass the 1000+ page healthcare bill that no one in Congress has read.

The man is not yet cold in his grave, and the left are already touting the use of Kennedy’s name, as suggested by Sen Byrd, to further their agenda.

Liberal political action committee, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC has created a website to petition such a change, by saying the following:

“Ted Kennedy was a courageous champion for health care reform his entire life. In his honor, name the reform bill that passed Kennedy’s health committee ‘The Kennedy Bill’ — then pass it, and nothing less, through the Senate.”

Moveon.org hasn’t wasted any time:

let’s re-commit ourselves to achieving the thing that mattered most to him: Quality, affordable health care for every single American

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New ice cream flavor

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Filed Under Humor on Aug 28 

In honor of the 44th President of the United States , Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream has introduced a new flavor: “Barocky Road.” Barocky Road is a blend of half vanilla, half chocolate, and surrounded by nuts and flakes. The vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied as an ingredient. The nuts and flakes are all very bitter and hard to swallow.

The cost is $100.00 per scoop. When purchased it will be presented to you in a large beautiful cone, but then the ice cream is taken away and given to the person in line behind you. You are left with an empty wallet and no change, holding an empty cone with no hope of getting any ice cream.

Are you stimulated?

(compliments of an email received from my sister-in-law)

Over at National Review, Jim Geraghty has stated that “all statements made by Barack Obama have an expiration date. All of them”. He’s since started a cottage industry of cataloging each statement and its expiration date. I don’t know if he’s gotten to this one yet, but it’s a doozy.

I should first state for the record that I have always had a great respect for this nation’s shadow warriors. They are always at the tip of America’s spear – called upon to go places and engage in activities some people find reprehensible and most only wish they could do.

In April of this year, The One condescended to visit CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He availed himself of the opportunity to address the assembled masses and in his TelePrompTer’d speech are found the following paragraphs:

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Just wondering…

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Filed Under Races 2010 on Aug 28 

During the 2008 election, the mantra continually spoken over and over again by President Obama was the alleged “failed policies of the Bush administration”, whether accurate or not.

Here’s my question:

When do we start the mantra of the “failed socialist policies of the 20th century”, since that seems most appropriate to the current administration?

Seems like we have a lot more evidence, and certainty, of that reality.

“I don’t know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was indeed Chappaquiddick itself. And he would ask people, ‘have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?’ That is just the most amazing thing. It’s not that he didn’t feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things, too.”

-Ed Klein, former Newsweek editor

How comforting to Miss Kopechne’s family, I’m sure.

Lost in the Sauce is a new feature I’ve been bandying about in my brain in between wedding planning and finalizing my application to get into an MBA program the last couple of months. The idea: bring attention to a story that I think is more important than the level of press it is currently getting.

Today I found just the kind of story I had in mind, namely a bill championed by our old amigo, Rep. Ron “Money Bomb” Paul. The bill would mandate audits of the Federal Reserve. Now I know some conservatives blanch at any type of governmental oversight, but I think this bill makes sense. With the nearly incredulous amount of power the Fed has received under the Obama administration, I think anyone would agree that a little peeky-peek at the books by someone outside the power structure makes some good common sense.

Just as long as its not someone formerly employed by Enron, Worldcom, or any of the recently departed financial giants.

Excuse Me!?!

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Filed Under Races 2010 on Aug 27 

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On Monday, White House spokeman Bill Burton pointed to former President George W. Bush’s vacation habits to defends scattered criticism of Obama’s August schedule

“As I recall, the previous president [took] quite a bit of vacation himself, and I don’t think anyone bemoaned that,” Burton said.

What!?! You gotta be kiddin’ me. With a straight face, no less. Honestly, people…

Obama has called the Ted Kennedy the ‘greatest U.S. senator of our time’.

Wow. I’m shocked Obama doesn’t think Obama was the greatest U.S. senator of our time. All kidding aside, I had to read the headline twice.

Obama calls Kennedy ‘greatest U.S. senator of our time’
Posted: August 26th, 2009 08:07 AM ET

(CNN) – President Obama issued a statement Tuesday morning on the passing of Sen. Ted Kennedy:

For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts.

I valued his wise counsel in the Senate, where, regardless of the swirl of events, he always had time for a new colleague. I cherished his confidence and momentous support in my race for the Presidency. And even as he waged a valiant struggle with a mortal illness, I’ve profited as President from his encouragement and wisdom.

An important chapter in our history has come to an end. Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time.

While I’m sure most on PD were far from Ted Kennedy fans, it’s hard to ignore what he accomplished in his over 45 years in the United States Senate. A man once considered a “political lightweight” who was elected on the coattails of his brothers, Kennedy forged a historic career, highlighted with successes, occasionally checkered with scandal, and, of course, tinged with tragedy.

Disagree with his politics all you want, Kennedy was a consummate deal-maker, who could just as easily work with Republicans as with his own party when he saw a chance to make a difference. He wanted to make our nation a better place, and that’s all you can ask for out of someone, political beliefs aside.

Queue “Amazing Grace”.

It appears that the man that PD once declared as running the worst Presidential campaign in the history of ever has a better than 50/50 shot of running for governor of New York, according to a close political ally of the former NYC mayor and really bad GOP Presidential candidate, one Rudolph William Louis Giuliani.

“We’ve spoken on and off this year about it and my impression was always that he was not intent on running, but after our [recent] breakfast … I would say he’s definitely leaning toward it,” said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.).

I hope for Mr. 9/11’s sake that he fired every one remotely involved in his failed run for the Republican nomination in 2008.

On a side note, I want to thank Jason and the rest of the PD family for their best wishes on my nuptials and honeymoon. My lovely wife and I had an absolutely fantastic time and we appreciate all of your good tidings. It was much appreciated.

The Best Thing to Happen to Mitt Romney since Xtra Hold Hair Gel
Niko Karvounis
August 22, 2009 Niko Karvounis

Health care reform continues to be a controversial and heated issue, with a vocal minority of agitated–or, as the President oddly put it this week, “wee-weed” up–conservatives working hard to create an atmosphere of apocalyptic panic around the possibility of reform.

“They want to take over our life!” yell the voters who put up a stink at town halls discussing health care reform. Obama is “conducting an experiment” in big government at the expense of Americans, according to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. The Internet is awash with viral images of Barack Obama as a socialist Joker, and potential 2012 presidential contenders like Republican Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty are smugly declaring that “Obama is proposing things that are out of step with common sense, [and] out of step with the notion that the government isn’t going to run everything.”

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The robot bartender

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Filed Under Humor on Aug 24 

A guy goes into a bar and there is a robot bartender. The robot says, “What will you have?” The guy says “Martini.” The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “168.” The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says, “What will you have?” The guy says, “Martini”. Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “100.” The robot then starts to talk about NASCAR, Budweiser and John Deere tractors.

The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar.. The robot says, “What will you have?” The guy says, “Martini”, and the robot brings him another great martini. The robot then says, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “Uh, about 50.”

The robot leans in real close and says, “So… you people still happy you voted for Obama?”

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In the branches of my rather large family tree is found my brother the doctor. Yes, he’s a board certified med school graduate authorized to add the letters M.D. after his name. So when I have a medical dilemma I pick up my phone and dial his number. Usually he’s pretty cool about answering whatever question I might have – especially if it concerns my bride or our two kids.

He did sound rather tired once when I call him at two o’clock in the morning. I thanked him for his wise counsel and added “there were several times in our youth when I could have – by action or inaction – killed you. This kinda thing makes me glad I kept you around.”

All kidding aside, know my brother MD like I do, I trust him with my life. More importantly, I trust him with the lives of the Ravishing Mrs. Cordeiro and our family. Why? Because he’s earned it. I know he has the experience and wisdom earned from years of dealing with life and death decisions on a daily and sometimes hourly basis.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blogosphere Jury, I have no such trust when it comes to the President of the United States.
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Obamacare

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Filed Under Humor on Aug 22 

The phone rings and the lady of the house answers.

“Hello?”

“Mrs. Sanders, please.”

“Speaking.”

“Mrs. Sanders, this is Dr. Jones at the hospital laboratory. When your husband’s doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly, either way the results are not too good.”

“What do you mean?” Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.

“Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer’s and the other one tested positive for HIV. We can’t tell which is which.”

“That’s dreadful! Can you do the test again?” questioned Mrs. Sanders.

“Normally we can, but the new health care system will only pay for these expensive tests one time.”

”Well, what am I supposed to do now? ”

“The folks at Obama health care recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don’t sleep with him.”

Mistakes
(find other gems like this one at www.despair.com)

Our beloved president is off to vacation in Martha’s Vineyard for 2 weeks – just in time for Hurricane Bill (not Clinton) to pay a visit. I find that just a tad bit ironic, don’t you?

Let’s hope it is an uneventful stay. The last thing we need is for something to happen to the president or his family while there. My reasons are twofold. First, I truly wish the man and his family health and safety. I want him living out his (only) term in office without injury or illness. The second reason is more selfish. I don’t want attention diverted from the real issues, nor everyone to turn sympathetic on him if a minor calamity should befall. Let’s hope the leeches and snakes around him [Axelrod and Emmanuel] won’t gin up a litte “Wag the Dog” scenario to do just that and boost his numbers again.

So it got me thinking. Speaking in purely hypotheticals, what possible scenarios could raise the almighty (with a little ‘a’) president’s poll numbers? I decided to make a list of possibilities.

A few of these are slightly realistic, while some of the scenarios have about the same likelihood that the US soccer team will win the World Cup next June, the KC Royals will play the Washington Senators in the World Series, and the Detroit Lions will win at least 6 games this year. So we’re dealing almost strictly in the hypothetical, OK?
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I like to think of myself as one who posesses a rather robust vocabulary in two and a half languages. That said, yesterday The One introduced me to a technical term describing the overall angst felt by the general public when they realize just what’s contained in The One’s healthcare plan. Thus said The One:

There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!

I’ve lived in several different parts of the United States and am familiar with a wide variety of colloquialisms. Up until this morning, I was unaware that a person or persons could get themselves “all wee weed up”. I’ve spent more Augusts and Septembers in DC than The One, and I can tell you its not a phrase we use around here.

I’ll put this new Obama-mangling of English language and syntax up against anything W ever uttered.

I came across a very good op-ed from the Wall Street Journal, by John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods grocery stores. Mr. Mackey gives some very good, reasonable alternatives to Obmamcare and the ideas being spouted by the left. Some of which include:

  • Creation of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • Equalizing the tax code to give people who buy their own insurance the same tax benefits as those who get insurance from their employers
  • Allow insurance companies to engage in interstate commerce – that means business across state lines and that you could take your coverage with you wherever you live.
  • Remove mandates that insurance companies must follow, and allow them and their customers to decide on coverage.
  • And my personal favorite…tort reform.
  • Mackey also goes on to state, “Rather than increase government spending and control, we need to address the root causes of poor health. This begins with the realization that every American adult is responsible for his or her own health.

    Thank you for saying that Mr. Mackey, this statement speaks for itself.

    Note to the left: There are people offering good alternatives to your blatant power grab and quest to marginalize the best healthcare system in the world. Perhaps instead of hurling insults at people with legitimate concerns, it would behoove you to listen to people like John Mackey, who have ideas to share; ideas that will actually work and put Americans in charge of their own lives and healthcare choices instead of enslaving them to the government teat for generations.

    There is one basic reason that no one can agree about healthcare—the two “sides” are not arguing the same point.

    This issue is much like the abortion debate. One position argues that life begins at conception and aborting a child is therefore killing. The other position argues that a woman has the right to choose to do whatever she wants with her body. The first argument is about the rights of the child, hence pro-life. The second argument is about the rights of the woman, hence pro-choice. However, neither side is arguing the same argument. Everyone supports life and choice. No one is pro-death or pro-force.

    Our national healthcare debate has degenerated in the same way

    For the most part, I believe the general public (large companies and organization are another issue altogether) on both sides of the issue are speaking the truth and are to some degree right and to some degree wrong when they accuse those of the opposite persuasion of spreading false information. Largely their views have been formed by reading and listening to information from the sources they trust, particularly their preferred media outlets, friends, and co-workers because almost every American has a job other than that of federal lawmaker, and therefore does not necessarily have time to read and understand a 1,000-plus page document written in lawyer-speak.

    The healthcare bill (or bills, but it seems that HR 3200 is the primary version) probably does not literally say “there will be a panel deciding if person A receives treatment or dies”. There probably is no mention in the bill of care being “rationed” or of people with certain conditions being cut off from treatment entirely.

    So those who say these things just are not in the bill are being truthful.

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    Because I’m a terrible friend and have been crashing on a deadline for my March 2010 novel, I neglected to alert the troops that our third favorite PD Editor (after Fountain and Wright, of course) was married last Saturday.

    Kaiser is now on his honeymoon, no doubt wishing more than anything he could log on to check out the action at PD. So why not leave him a nice message in the comments section? You know at some point, when his bride isn’t looking, he’s going to sneak a peek…