Thursday, January 27, 2011

This post is not suitable for those lacking a sense of humor and an appreciation for the extremely politically incorrect humor that makes its way around the intarwebz. Please try not to be making with the drinking of anything when you open this. It's bad fer yer monitor. Just sayin...

Somewhat offensive image after the jump. You were warned...
Islamic extremists crossing our southern border
One Angry Christian
1-27-11


This oughta scare the beejeezus out of you:

A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News.
The book, "In Memory of Our Martyrs," was spotted Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent out of the Casa Grande substation who was patrolling a route known for smuggling illegal immigrants


It's ironic to me that conservatives have been screaming about border security for years only to be called racists. This situation is cratering the claims liberals have made for years that only racists want to secure the borders.

What's that you say? The one book isn't evidence enough? This maybe a coincidence? You need more proof? Oh well then read on further down in the article.

Statements from U.S. officials, including FBI director Robert Mueller, have raised serious concerns in recent years over "OTMs" -- or illegal immigrants other than Mexicans -- who have crossed the southwest border at alarming rates.
Mueller testified before the House Appropriations Committee in March 2005 that "there are individuals from countries with known Al Qaeda connections who are changing their Islamic surnames to Hispanic-sounding names and obtaining false Hispanic identities, learning to speak Spanish and pretending to be Hispanic."


Emphasis mine.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Banning the head phones while walking?
One Angry Christian
1-26-11


I found this story linked on hotair.com:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Lawmakers in at least two states are looking to pull the plug on texting pedestrians and iPod-obsessed runners, claiming their diverted attention borders on disaster.
After targeting drivers who paid more attention to their phone calls and text messages than the road, lawmakers in Arkansas and New York are now looking to crack down on pedestrians equally distracted by their own electronic gadgets.
Lawmakers in both states have proposed restrictions on using cell phones and music players such as iPods by people running and walking on the street or sidewalk. The apparent message: Distracted pedestrians are dangerous.


Firstly let me say I saw this two days ago when the article was first published and might I say ... Arkansas voters have responded heavily to the idiot who proposed this.

It's hard to understand how Representatives are finding the time to kick around such incredibly unimportant and voter opposed legislation when our states are in a serious bind budget wise.

Fair enough to say, Arkansas is doing pretty well thus far budget wise, but when Southern Arkansas is known around the state for having generational welfare families... I think maybe their time is better spent on bringing jobs to the areas that need them rather than telling me I can't wear my headset on my run.

How do these people get elected? Wow.

UPDATE: I simply must post this quote

From 40/29 news


Jeffress, a Democrat from Crossett, acknowledged that he was backing away from the idea partly because of backlash from opponents of the ban. Jeffress' proposal, which did not specify any penalty, would have allowed pedestrians to listen to music in one earphone.

"I've had about half a dozen positive hits on it and ten times that many against it. That's the thing," Jeffress said. "I think it's just time to let everybody know to quit e-mailing me."


Imagine what would happen if people paid more attention to local politics? :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tom Harkin Lady Gaga Fundraiser?
One Angry Christian
1-20-11


Tom Harkin fundraising at a Lady Gaga Concert. Really?

Great way to show you're in touch with America's needs where fiscal responsibility is concerned. I'm tempted to buy a ticket just to get to give him an ear full whilest enjoying the concert from the VIP section. That's a win win for me. :)
MTv FTL
One Angry Christian
1-20-11


Since MTv got away from airing mostly music videos and into tv shows and the like parents have complained and complained about the sexual content of their shows. I'm pretty sure there were complaints before then even.

MTv kept peddling it's sexually charged programming and videos in the name of artistic free expression. Where as I support that to a large degree, this story (if REMOTELY true) I can only react to with one simple statement while reflecting on the absolute arrogance the music industry has shown to the concerns of parents: Kharma's a bitch ain't it?

Granted the update says that it's possible that MTv is actually leaking this to draw attention and ratings. All I have to say to that is if this is true they're going to take a serious beating down the road. Bet me. Regardless, this is bad - very bad for MTv.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

HOUSE REPEALS THE HEALTHCARE MONSTER!
One Angry Christian
1-19-11


OH MY GAWD! I know this probably won't hit the senate and pass. Even if it does and the bill goes before Obama, he'll veto it. Probably. Likely? With him attempting to run toward the middle ... I hold out SOME hope that he may sign off on it with the notion of moving toward reform that's more moderate.

He's not stupid. His handling of the Tuscon incident shows that. He has one eye on his poll numbers and the other eye on re-election.

The fact that this made it through the house gives me chills. Man... this maybe the start of the end of the healthcare beast, and not a day too early.

I've got the Chris Matthew's tingle up my leg. Heh.
Righting the ship in a big way
One Angry Christian
1-19-11

There are a few conversations I've been having with conservatives that I chat with in person in my region and almost always it turns to what the next election cycle is going to look like. I sat down with my Dad last night and as it always does our conversation turned to politics. It's interesting to talk to so many locals here in Northwest Arkansas and hear what conservatives in such an "uneducated area" (uneducated in the eyes of most of the left coasts anyway) think.

We're all of roughly the same opinion: the next election is going to go red, but each person has a different opinion on why, how, and to what degree.

I think this next election is going to be a bloodbath for Democrats again. Why? Because they have not deviated from their policies, and Republicans are doubling down on the fiscal conservative initiative. Republicans aren't just doing that in policy but INTERNALLY. That bodes very well for the party.

A taste of what "establishment" Republicans are thinking via Karl Rove:

The RNC is not just broke: it’s deeply in debt and reportedly without enough money to make payroll when the balloting began last Friday. The RNC has seen a nearly $50 million swing from almost $25 million in the bank when Steele became chairman to more than $21 million in the red when he left. The GOP HQ is likely to see checks roll in this week from donors grateful Steele is out, but it’s hard to raise money to pay off debt.

Priebus has told GOP insiders he understands the RNC’s grave financial position and will work the problem from both ends. He’s already fired Steele’s picks to run the 2012 Tampa Republican Convention. They were hired and dispatched to Florida last summer, more than a year before is customary, and immediately began running up big housing bills and other expenses. Priebus has also begun an extensive outreach to the GOP’s fundraising pooh-bahs to explain there’s a new fiscal regime in place. No more bloated entourages, sweetheart deals, and lack of financial oversight.
Emphasis mine.

The point here is that Prebius isn't just talking about changing the way the RNC does business internally. He's grabbed the wheel and cut a sharp about face. I think this is just the first in several hard turns that the RNC is about to make.

With veterans like Karl Rove (whom most of us consider establishment) cheering him on this may turn into a massive team effort about face which will likely lead to a more financially powerful, better organized, more streamlined, extremely effective RNC. All of this is imo is a great sign for fiscal conservatives because it makes it obvious that the fiscal conservatism touted in the campaigns IS NOT just a slogan. It has become not only policy where legislation is concerned but an internal mechanism that will drive the RNC to fundamental change.

Karl goes on to say:
Restoring the RNC’s effectiveness requires time, discipline, leadership, and money. The new Republican national chairman has time and appears to have the needed discipline. Whether he gets the job done will depend on his leadership and fundraising
Where as I agree, I think the one thing he's leaving out here is the fact that the Tea Party whips will be at their establishement backs if this doesn't get done. If it continues to progress in the direction of fiscal disclipline you can expect Tea Partiers will be well stuffed under the tent of the GOP in full support of implimenting the GOP's new found fiscal discipline.

So far it appears to be a good cycle to be a conservative supporting the GOP. We'll see how it goes going forward.