June 20, 2009

Color me shocked

These aren't bad people.....they're just misunderstood.

The Real Civil War Analogy

Some people think that Obama is the new Lincoln. Others think he's the second term of Jimmy Carter. They're both wrong.

Barack Obama is serving the first term of George McClellan, Lincoln's do-nothing general who ran on the Democrat appeasement platform in 1864.

The similarities don't stop at their party: both were first-class politicians, both had persecution complexes, both blamed the previous administration for all their problems, both talked big but never particularly accomplished anything, and both sat on their hands when action is called for.

We don't specifically know whether McClellan would have intervened to save sailing ship manufacturers during the rise of steamboats, only to see them go bankrupt anyways. But he probably would have. Whether or not he would have also turned their management over to scurvy-ridden merchant seaman we can only guess.

And we can also only guess at whether or not McClellan would have pissed on his most ardent supporters and told them it's raining, but he did run as a pro-war candidate with an appeasement platform, on an appeasement ticket, with a peace advocate as a running mate. The will of his party, at least, seemed clear on this issue.

Whether those who wished to continue the war would have slavishly followed McClellan after he signed away half the US to the Confederate States of America is unknown, but I like to think they'd have shown a little more sand than the gays, Jews, businessmen, and peace advocates who Obama has so far spurned as he enforces the DOMA, demonizes Israel, socializes the economy, and continues Bush policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo.

The only real mystery is why Republican elites didn't flock to McClellan in 1864, pronouncing him a "man of great character" and "somebody we can do business with" despite obvious signs to the contrary.

They must have had some kind of commitment to principles or something back then.

How novel.

June 19, 2009

Josh Womack's crazy bat skills at Long Beach Armada 2009 Training Camp

Sign this dude up to entertain between innings.

Guess the number game


UPDATE: $160,000. The amount given to Barack (Censored) Obama by ABC employees in the Presidential election. That same group donated $5,000 to the election of John McCain.

Nope, no bias there, move along everyone, nothing to see here.



Using pork barrel spending to buy.....

A manure digester.

June 18, 2009

3 am

Name the Real Headline

Here's new contest (with no prize) for RDW fans. Three of these headlines are courtesy of The Onion and a parody. One is from an actual news source. You decide...

A.) STD outsourcing was ‘horrible public health’

B.) Obama Announces Plans To Run For McCain's Senate Seat In 2010

C.) New Homely Doll To Improve Self-Image Of Young Girls

D.) New Prescription Fish Tank Eliminates Need For Glasses While Looking At Fish

Top 10 movie quotes.

All rightie then... (that one doesn't count)

The Troglopundit put up a list of his top 10 move quotes.

His rules, only one quote per franchise and it has to be something you might quote in everyday conversation.

Some of his readers left their own lists in comments, feel free to do the same thing here or there.

Trog went 1 to 10, I'm going to go 10 to 1 just to be contrary. Can you name all of the movies these are from without googling?

10. You have to understand how things work.

9. You trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?!

8. No sheep is safe tonight.

7. Snakes, why’d it have to be snakes?

6. What’s behind me is not important.

5. Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three orange whips.

4. Mama Cass, deceased, ham sandwich.

3. Charlie don’t surf.

2. Didn’t we just leave this party?

1. I was born a poor black child.

Senator Kedzie on the budget...

Madison – “With an economy still on shaky ground, a record budget deficit, unemployment on the rise, and people and businesses considering moving out of state, the Senate Democrat Majority chose to worsen those problems by passing what is undoubtedly the worst budget in state history” said Senator Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn) following the adoption of the Senate version of the 2009-11 state budget, which narrowly passed the Senate, with no Senate Republican support.

Kedzie says the $62 billion boondoggle of a budget, with its $3.7 billion in tax and fee increases and detrimental non-fiscal policy changes, could not come at a worse time. While Democrats paint it as protecting the middle-class, Kedzie says it will harm Wisconsin residents regardless of their income level or lot in life.

“If you own a home, a car, a boat, a phone, or a business, you will pay more money to the government – that is not political spin, that is a fact,” Kedzie said. “All of this talk by the Democrats of protecting the middle-class is laughable, as both the tax increases and the many policy changes will harm the middle-class the most.”

The budget is projected to increase property taxes on a $165,000 home by $225 over the next two years, add a .75 cent monthly charge to all land line and cell phones, and completely do away with the capital gains tax exemption, which will harm fixed-income earners, small business owners, and investors. The elimination of the capital gains exclusion alone will be a $485 million tax increase on Wisconsin citizens over the next two years.

The Senate version of the budget also maintains a costly mandate for higher auto insurance coverage, which will either drive up insurance costs for motorists or force many of them to simply drop their insurance altogether. Senate Democrats added dozens of additional policy items, more pork-barrel spending projects, and increased taxes even more than what the Governor had proposed.

“The bottom line is income earners at all levels will be forced to shell out more money at a time when they’re struggling to keep what they have,” Kedzie said. “Unfortunately, the new Democrat Majority has spent too much time hiding behind closed doors, and not enough time standing behind the taxpayers and job creators of Wisconsin.”

The library board in West Bend has gone off the deep end.

Owen has the details.

June 17, 2009

Brewer Brooms


Good Luck Sam.

This comes to us from Sam Hagedorn, we wish him the very best.

Today I filed my papers to become a candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly - 12th District. This is the seat currently held by Rep. Fred Kessler.

I'm running on who I am - a conservative.

I think the state government should lower taxes. How? Well first by looking for duplicate services and eliminating them. Those who receive money should be held to the highest standards and if they don't meet those standards, they should stop getting the funds.

This budget and previous one's have been put together behind closed doors. Our legislators need to be held accountable, especially when deciding on how to administer money. No budget should be voted on until the citizens of the state have a say in it. We need a daylight budget process.I also believe that education is priority. The state should encourage the best in schools, no matter if it is a public, private, charter, choice, virtual school or home schooling. What matters is the education received.

In this economy and really at all times, jobs creation is important. Private industry provides the best avenue for job growth and entrepreneurship. The state should not stand in the way. Less government allows for more freedom to grow in all areas of life including the business climate.

I'll have more on my website within a couple of weeks.

Progressive = Anti-American

State Budget Discussion Quote of the Day courtesy of Representative Pedro Colon (D) in Milwaukee: (talking about giving drivers' licenses to illegal aliens):

"I'm not going to argue it's popular, but if you want to lead in a
progressive way, this is the right thing to do," Colon said.

Give Credit Where It's Due

Hat's off to Milwaukee's Senator Tim Carpenter (D) for his leading the way to remove two very controversial pro-illegal immigrant provisions from the state budget discussions. It took a great deal of courage to not only go against his caucus and his governor, but he knows what could be waiting for him on his front porch when he gets home. Tim and I served together in the State Senate, and he knows what happened to me when I didn't cave in to the pressure from these radical anti-border groups. He was one of the few dem's who expressed genuine dismay to me after it happened.
Tim's one of those guys who I think is one of the most sincere and genuine public servants. Sure, he's inflammatory at times, and has been known to throw temper tantrums, but when those things happen I know it's because he really believes in the issue. I can respect that--even when I disagree with him. It's a nice change from the regularly scheduled feined outrage and colorful disengenuous hyperbole that comes from the democrat caucus.
Tim Carpenter has stood with Americans today and should be applauded for doing so.

June 16, 2009

Dear ABC.

Dear ABC,

Because you have completely thrown away the concept of objectivity and are now only welcoming one side of opinion on the health care issue our house will no longer view your network.

I would advise those who value open debate and both sides of the issues to be heard on the public airwaves to join us in a boycott of ABC.

As if the budget wasn't bad enough.

Now the State Assembly Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform is working to take away the power of the electorate. Seeing as the state has so much money to give away they are trying to give your tax dollars to candidates running for the State Supreme Court.

Yep, public financing of political campaigns. This is not the check this box if you would like to support scam, this is the big enchilada...

These people really don't have any idea how their actions effect real people.

June 15, 2009


This is from the Politico.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday called the recent reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a “sham” and criticized President Barack Obama’s administration for not voicing strong opposition to the election’s result.

“The reaction of the Iranian people shows their discontent with this regime,” McCain said during an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

“It’s really a sham that they've pulled off and I hope that we will act,” he said.

Senator McCain, shut your mouth. If you have any proof that the Iranian elections are a "sham" bring it. If not, you are just spouting empty words. If this was a "sham", if there are issues with the election, this kind of hollow baseless rhetoric won't solve a thing.

You are no better than that blowhard John Murtha.

MRQ tax the rain.

I'll defer the MRQ's to The Troglopundit this week seeing as he did such a spiffy job with it. If you are not reading the Troglopundit, start. The Trogfather is quickly becoming the biggest hit whore in the cheddarsphere and I for one love him for it.

However, the divine Miss J must be recognized....

Today, I feel a little bit like our friend the Blobfish. Only a lot sexier. Jones

Now, onto the Twitter Random Quotes.

hip & happenin Sarandipity

Taxpayers 0, liberals 1 RepVos.

Extortion is legal Chris from Racine

Tongue on fire. Sarandipity

a doosy for sure. Amy

Tour de Donut Reardon

I wiill take stinky Pirates Pit Pirates

they want to tax the rain. Erick.

No good in a bed Yosamite

many climaxes Jimi

about squirrels and nuts. Egg

I'm fighting my inner 10 yo kevin

stupidity and lack of talent. Asian Badger

you suck at life. Chad


I'm not.