Archive for January, 2010

How Crazy Have We Become?

Posted: January 31, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

SCHOOL — 1960 vs. 2010

Scenario:
Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot
with shotgun in gun rack.

1960 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun,
goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2010 – School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1960 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands
and they end up buddies.

2010 – Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both are expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario:
Jeffrey won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.

1960 – Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal, returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2010 – Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability. (Only in America!)

Scenario:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad
grounds him and makes him work all summer to pay for it.

1960 – Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2010 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has affair with psychologist. And the government wonders why their “Nanny State” doesn’t work… duh!

Scenario:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1960 – Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.

2010 – Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario:
Pedro fails high school English.

1960 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college, grows up and gets elected to City Council and becomes a respected man in the community.

2010 – Pedro’s cause is taken up by a bunch of Liberal ninnies. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is “racist.” The ACLU files a class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro’s English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given a diploma anyway along with the rest of the kids that can’t read or write, but still ends up mowing lawns for a living because he STILL CAN’T SPEAK FRICKIN’ ENGLISH!!!

Scenario:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July,
puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1960 – Ants die.

2010- BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed
to fly again.

Scenario:
Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1960 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2010 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces
3 years in State Prison. Johnny under goes 5 years of therapy.

Have we all become a nation of suck-tits?

The Definition of Genius

Posted: January 29, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

A genius is a person, a body of work, or a singular achievement of surpassing excellence. More than just originality, creativity, or intelligence, genius is associated with achievement of insight which has transformational power. A work of genius fundamentally alters the expectations of its audience. The United States, its Constitution, her Founding Fathers, and many of her subsequent presidents fit into the category of “genius.” However… Barack Hussein Obama does not. No further commentary necessary.

Sicko doctors put tots on antipsychotics

Posted: January 29, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

By: William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

Toddlers given dangerous mood meds

What ever happened to keeping drugs AWAY from kids?

Now, pediatric pushers are shoving dangerous antipsychotic meds at an alarming rate on small children — even toddlers — for bogus diagnoses like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavior disorder.

You can see this outrage for yourself in the pages of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The chilling details: between 1999 and 2001, around one in 650 5-year-olds in the United States were being given these meds.

That’s way too much already. But that’s nothing — because by 2007, that number had doubled to one in 329.

And these powerful brain drugs — meds used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults — are also on the rise in toddlers between the ages of 2 and 4.

Some of these kids are autistic, and some docs — mistakenly — think these powerful meds can help with irritability in autistic kids. But too many other kids are already being saddled with that made-up ADHD label before they can even speak in sentences.

This should be criminal behavior — instead, it’s called “off-label.”

These meds aren’t approved for little kids in most cases — but docs are free to prescribe them whenever they want, for whatever they want. Makes it sounds like the docs are making decisions, but don’t kid yourself — if they’re prescribing antipsychotics to kids, it’s because they got the idea from their friendly Big Pharma sales rep.

They certainly can’t be doing it based on the evidence — because there isn’t any. We don’t even know all the side effects of these drugs on kids that little — and I hope we never do, because a clinical trial of antipsychotic drugs on two-year-olds is quite possibly the most immoral drug experiment I can think of.

I don’t care how moody, frustrating or energetic your 2- year-old is. They call it the “terrible twos” for a reason — they can be hard to take. They fuss, fidget and don’t pay attention — and guess what? They’re designed that way.

The answer isn’t a drug — it’s better parenting.

That’s not the only threat to our kids…keep reading for the latest garbage being shipped here from China.

China still trying to poison our kids

Want to protect your children? Don’t just keep them off the meds — keep the little tykes far, far away from anything with “Made in China” on the label.

I know — that’s pretty much everything. But the lead-toy scandal is about to have a sequel as the Chinese junk peddlers turn to a different heavy metal for their shoddy children’s jewelry items.

An Associated Press investigation finds that some toy jewelry is loaded with cadmium, a heavy metal that — like lead — has been linked to brain development problems. It’s also known to cause cancer.

Some of these charms are so packed with cadmium that they may as well be carved out of it. One set of charms sold in Wal-Mart stores contained between 84 and 86 percent cadmium. Other items tested were up to 91 percent cadmium.

In all, 12 of the 103 items tested by the AP contained at least 10 percent cadmium, including products with popular characters on them like a Disney princess and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

But the biggest outrage isn’t the fact that the Chinese are loading up boats with this junk and aiming them at our kids…it’s that this known toxin is a perfectly legal ingredient in children’s jewelry.

They could use 100 percent cadmium…and break no laws.

Thank your local congressmen — when they passed “tough” new laws after the lead scandal, they left a loophole big enough to sail a barge full of tainted toys through. The law restricts cadmium in painted toys…but it’s completely silent on children’s jewelry.

And the Chinese are taking full advantage of that.

Send ’em a message: Stop buying this garbage. From toys to food to drywall, keep Chinese-made junk out of your home.

Stores are already pulling some of these products from their shelves, but without standards and tests it’s impossible to tell which ones are safe and which ones aren’t.

And if they do pass new laws…rest assured, comrades: The Chinese junk lords will find some other cheap toxin to use instead.

Pointing out the bull in this China shop,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

Barack Obama LIES AGAIN!

Posted: January 28, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

RedState Morning Briefing

For January 28, 2010

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1. A Declaration of War

2. Barack Obama LIED!

3. ‘Just Statin’ the Facts’

4. Arguments I Never Expected: Hayworth Is No More Conservative than McCain

5. Tim Tebow Airs It Out

1. A Declaration of War

After reflection on Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, I am left with one overarching conclusion: while boring, preachy, dull, overly serious, then flipping to overly jocular tones while trying to balance pandering to the middle class with holding his base – Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was a declaration of war on the free market.

Barack Obama said, “Now, the true engine of job creation in this country will always be America’s businesses.”

But prior to that, he said, “Because of the steps we took, there are about two million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed. 200,000 work in construction and clean energy. 300,000 are teachers and other education workers. Tens of thousands are cops, firefighters, correctional officers, and first responders. And we are on track to add another one and a half million jobs to this total by the end of the year.”

Review the list. Every job listed is either a government job or a job so connected to government that it would not exist but for government. The clean energy industry? It would not exist, but for government subsidy. Construction? He is talking about roads and other infrastructure – jobs that will go away once the project is done and the whole way through is dependent on the government.

All of these are government jobs.

The President also said, “Talk to the small business in Phoenix that will triple its workforce because of the Recovery Act. Talk to the window manufacturer in Philadelphia who said he used to be skeptical about the Recovery Act, until he had to add two more work shifts just because of the business it created.”

But, what businesses are these? And who bought the windows? I bet it was related to the government in both cases.

That was just the beginning of his speech, wherein he also referred to the bank tax as a “fee,” which it is nothing of the sort. But his speech got much worse and when the independent voters consider the other points herein, Barack Obama will see his poll numbers fall even further.

The adults are clearly not in charge. (Click into the post for even more evidence of his declaration of war and ignorance of the free market)

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2. Barack Obama LIED!

Tonight, Barack Obama said, “To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.

“That’s what I came to Washington to do. That’s why – for the first time in history – my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that’s why we’ve excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.”

Maybe this explains why his national security policies are so weak. He put William Lynn in the Pentagon as Deputy Defense Secretary. Mr. Lynn was a lobbyist for Defense Contractor Ratheon. I guess the Deputy Defense Secretary is not a policy-making job.

But it is not just Lynn. . .

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3. ‘Just Statin’ the Facts’

What you did not know at home listening to Barack Obama’s speech tonight is that he inserted a few quips that were not in the prepared text. They were cocky and snide.

After an entire paragraph bashing the Bush administration with this (by the way, he blamed the Bush administration throughout his speech, refusing to accept ownership of any problem):

At the beginning of the last decade, America had a budget surplus of over $200 billion. By the time I took office, we had a one year deficit of over $1 trillion and projected deficits of $8 trillion over the next decade. Most of this was the result of not paying for two wars, two tax cuts, and an expensive prescription drug program. On top of that, the effects of the recession put a $3 trillion hole in our budget. That was before I walked in the door.

Obama added, “Just statin’ the facts.”

After saying, “I know that some in my own party will argue that we cannot address the deficit or freeze government spending when so many are still hurting. I agree, which is why this freeze will not take effect until next year, when the economy is stronger” he added, “That’s how budgeting works.”

There were others along the same lines. All preachy and aimed at both Democrats and Republicans. And, of course, he lied.

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4. Arguments I Never Expected: Hayworth Is No More Conservative than McCain

My friend Matt Lewis pens a piece today about the coming primary between John McCain and former Representative JD Hayworth. I suppose it’s a preview of how McCain plans to try to split Hayworth from his conservative base. But if this is the best that McCain can do, then he’s headed for trouble.

First off, full disclosure: I have liked JD Hayworth since my days on Capitol Hill, and I had the chance to work with him and his staff (a little) on taxes and other legislation. I like JD because he tells it like he sees it, and he embraces conservative values down to his core. I respect and admire John McCain, and I appreciate the great work he has done for conservative causes at times in his career. However, I know – and anyone who has watched McCain knows – that if he is re-elected, he will at some point in the next 6 years work against conservatives and with liberals on energy taxes, free speech restrictions, or God-knows what other liberal cause suddenly consumes him. I believe that given the choice of a genuine conservative, and a conservative-when-voters-demand-it, conservatives should back the former – JD Hayworth.

Matt does not try to argue that McCain is more conservative than Hayworth, but that Hayworth isn’t ‘a conservative hero.’ It’s worth noting that Hayworth’s lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union is 98% – compared to 81% for McCain. And if you look at McCain’s ratings from groups like the ACU and others, you’ll note that in between elections there are years when his ratings drop considerably – because McCain is a maverick who has often worked against conservatives during his years in the Senate.

There’s an allegation that Hayworth is a big spender. Really? His rating from Citizens Against Government Waste is 89% while John McCain’s is 88% – a wash. Despite his rhetoric, John McCain is not without major spending problems. Consider his response to the economic crisis.

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5. Tim Tebow Airs It Out

Most of America would look at this as a story that carries an important message. It is the kind of story that a president who ostensibly wants to reduce the number of abortions might capitalize on by inviting the Tebow and his parents to the State of the Union speech.

Instead, when Tim Tebow and his mother agreed to tell their story in an ad that’s a part of Focus on the Family’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Family” campaign, an ad that cost Focus on the Family about $3 million to have aired during the Super Bowl, the crap hit the fan.

To say that the abortion industry and their lobbying arm went crazy is an understatement.

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BREAKING NEWS: Obama Lies About Lobbyists

Posted: January 28, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

Last night, in his first State of the Union address, Barack Hussein Obama said, “To close that credibility gap we must take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly; and to give our people the government they deserve.”

He said it rather loudly, too. I guess he wanted to “sound” serious.

He goes on to say, “That’s what I came to Washington to do. That’s why – for the first time in history – my Administration posts our White House visitors online. And that’s why we’ve excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.”

Yeah, right! The second he said that, I knew he was lying big time, but nobody stood up and shouted “You lie!” because the RINOs had all be spanked by the RNC and told to behave.

Maybe this explains why his national security policies are so weak.

He put William Lynn in the Pentagon as Deputy Defense Secretary. Mr. Lynn was a lobbyist for Defense Contractor Ratheon. I guess the Deputy Defense Secretary is not a policy-making job.

But it is not just Lynn.

  • Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm [now confirmed].
  • Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
  • William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
  • William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
  • David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
  • Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
  • Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
  • Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
  • Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
  • Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
  • Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
  • Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.

This guy lies so much, he’s “full of it” as the kids would say.

Liberals On The Run, Keep Up The Pressure

Posted: January 25, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

Mac Warner for Congress

Dear Fellow Conservative,

Mac Warner for Congress Are you fed up with things in Washington? Tired of having your hard-earned dollars “redistributed” by people who have never met a payroll, created a job, or earned a living outside of government? My name is Mac Warner and I have had enough of it. That is why I’ve decided to do something I never dreamed I would do – run for Congress.

I’m running in the 1st Congressional District of West Virginia against a long-term Democrat incumbent who has voted with Nancy Pelosi 98% of the time. Our district is conservative; George Bush won it twice and John McCain won it overwhelmingly in 2008. Following the momentum from Massachusetts last night, this year is a great opportunity to knock out this democratic incumbent who represents everything bad about Washington – numerous newspapers report his involvement in scandal, corruption and extreme partisan politics – while I represent business sense, common sense, and a strong National Defense. Would you help me replace his vote against traditional values with my vote for traditional values?

I graduated from West Point, and spent 23 years serving our country in the United States Army. When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I retired from the Army and returned to Morgantown, WV to help run a small family business. As an owner of a small business, I learned firsthand the destructive nature of government over-regulation and excessive taxation. Ronald Reagan was right when he said, “Government is the problem.”

My motives and principles are simple – I want to uphold the Constitution and make sure the money you earn remains your money. The Federal Government is only entitled to the use of our tax dollars to do the things enumerated in the Constitution – such as provide for our Defense – and no more. Nowhere in the Constitution is there a mandate for Government provided healthcare, bailouts, cash for clunkers, Czars, Wall-Street bonuses, TARPs, Stimulus Packages, the takeover of General Motors, or the hundreds of other bureaucracies and taxing schemes that Washington politicians have created. We need to restore common sense, financial restraint, and personal responsibility to Government, and we need to do it now.

But I cannot succeed in my effort to help take our country back without your support. Won’t you join me today?

Let me focus on the two main reasons prompting me to run. Because of the irresponsibility of Washington politicians, our banking system went into crisis thus putting the economy in a tailspin. Like so many other Americans, I personally feel that crisis every day and I want to stand up and help our economy recover and put people back to work..

I filed to run, and my campaign has been well-received. I’m hearing a lot of voter frustration, and a desire to take this country back from Obama and his radical agenda. But, this campaign is not going to be easy: President Obama and the liberal special interests will provide hundreds of thousands of dollars to support my opponent, who is one of their strongest allies in Congress. So why do I think I can win over an incumbent? Because I am from outside the establishment and have never been corrupted by government, which is the problem! People are fed up with Obama’s moves to socialism, and want to return to basic American values of hard work, freedom, and limited government. With support of true conservatives and patriots like you, I can defeat one of ObamaÕs strongest allies in the House.

If you are concerned about jobs, government spending, and Congress’ continued disregard for hard-working Americans, then please help me today – it will make a difference. With your support, I will have the ability to fight for the interests of the American taxpayer, instead of the interests of Big Government. With your help, we will put someone in Congress who understands and comes from the real world.

Sincerely,

Mac Warner

Mac Warner

Liberals On The Run, Keep Up The Pressure

Posted: January 25, 2010 by thesundowner in Uncategorized

Mac Warner for Congress

Dear Fellow Conservative,

Mac Warner for Congress Are you fed up with things in Washington? Tired of having your hard-earned dollars “redistributed” by people who have never met a payroll, created a job, or earned a living outside of government? My name is Mac Warner and I have had enough of it. That is why I’ve decided to do something I never dreamed I would do – run for Congress.

I’m running in the 1st Congressional District of West Virginia against a long-term Democrat incumbent who has voted with Nancy Pelosi 98% of the time. Our district is conservative; George Bush won it twice and John McCain won it overwhelmingly in 2008. Following the momentum from Massachusetts last night, this year is a great opportunity to knock out this democratic incumbent who represents everything bad about Washington – numerous newspapers report his involvement in scandal, corruption and extreme partisan politics – while I represent business sense, common sense, and a strong National Defense. Would you help me replace his vote against traditional values with my vote for traditional values?

I graduated from West Point, and spent 23 years serving our country in the United States Army. When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I retired from the Army and returned to Morgantown, WV to help run a small family business. As an owner of a small business, I learned firsthand the destructive nature of government over-regulation and excessive taxation. Ronald Reagan was right when he said, “Government is the problem.”

My motives and principles are simple – I want to uphold the Constitution and make sure the money you earn remains your money. The Federal Government is only entitled to the use of our tax dollars to do the things enumerated in the Constitution – such as provide for our Defense – and no more. Nowhere in the Constitution is there a mandate for Government provided healthcare, bailouts, cash for clunkers, Czars, Wall-Street bonuses, TARPs, Stimulus Packages, the takeover of General Motors, or the hundreds of other bureaucracies and taxing schemes that Washington politicians have created. We need to restore common sense, financial restraint, and personal responsibility to Government, and we need to do it now.

But I cannot succeed in my effort to help take our country back without your support. Won’t you join me today?

Let me focus on the two main reasons prompting me to run. Because of the irresponsibility of Washington politicians, our banking system went into crisis thus putting the economy in a tailspin. Like so many other Americans, I personally feel that crisis every day and I want to stand up and help our economy recover and put people back to work..

I filed to run, and my campaign has been well-received. I’m hearing a lot of voter frustration, and a desire to take this country back from Obama and his radical agenda. But, this campaign is not going to be easy: President Obama and the liberal special interests will provide hundreds of thousands of dollars to support my opponent, who is one of their strongest allies in Congress. So why do I think I can win over an incumbent? Because I am from outside the establishment and have never been corrupted by government, which is the problem! People are fed up with Obama’s moves to socialism, and want to return to basic American values of hard work, freedom, and limited government. With support of true conservatives and patriots like you, I can defeat one of ObamaÕs strongest allies in the House.

If you are concerned about jobs, government spending, and Congress’ continued disregard for hard-working Americans, then please help me today – it will make a difference. With your support, I will have the ability to fight for the interests of the American taxpayer, instead of the interests of Big Government. With your help, we will put someone in Congress who understands and comes from the real world.

Sincerely,

Mac Warner

Mac Warner