Now I Know How Alice Felt In Wonderland

Well, Hillary Clinton finally “recovered” from her head trauma injury or whatever, and deigned to appear in Congress to testify on BenghaziGate. She put on quite the show, too, with much wailing and tears and shouting and gnashing of teeth and table pounding.

It reminded me of the old law school adage that goes: “When the fact are on your side, pound on the facts. When the law is on your side, pound on the law. When neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound on the table”.

Well, that she did. If we see her wearing an Ace bandage in upcoming pictures, we’ll all know why.

clintonAt one point in her histrionics, when asked about why she and others were busy blaming the slaughter on that silly video that no one had seen, she screamed: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Well… of course, THAT’S not the right question. The RIGHT question to ask is what difference it made at the time. At the time, Obama was trying to take the credit for killing bin Laden and solving all our problems in the Middle East with his dazzling diplomacy and military brilliance. The idea that BenghaziGate was due to al Quaida loyalists attacking our diplomatic mission would have destroyed that narrative, betrayed him as the incompetent fool he is, and endangered his chances at re-election. So we, the people, were lied to.

As to what difference it makes “at this point”: well, Nixon was undergoing impeachment proceedings NOT for the Watergate break-in… but for lying about it after the fact, Miss Self-Righteous Sanctimony. As was your own husband, Mr. Bill “I Never Had Sex With That Woman” Clinton, who was impeached NOT for “not having sex” with Monica Lewinsky, but for lying about it after the fact, and in fact committing perjury.

THAT’S why it matters “at this point”, Hillary, you nitwit.

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In other news…. In my last essay I published an email exchange between my congressman and me highlighting his – and the GOP’s – failure on the issue of the debt ceiling.

Weeellll… the hits just keep on a’coming.

This last week or so, the GOP in all its continuing idiocy seems to have decided to really gulp the socialist’s Kool-Aid and not only jump on the scamnesty for illegal aliens bandwagon (known as “comprehensive immigration reform”), but hitch up the horses, polish the woodwork, play all the instruments, and lead the parade.


With Schumer… What does that tell you?

They’ve trotted out their pet “minority” apologist to sit in the driver’s seat: Marco Rubio, in the role of Judas goat. Of course, you have John McAmnesty riding shotgun, with Lindsay Graham on trombone, the Chamber of Commerce hitting the piano and drums, all while the socialist cheering section sits on the sidelines laughing their butts off.

These knuckleheads claim that we have to bring the 11 million (surely a ridiculously low estimate) illegal aliens “out of the shadows”. The first thing that popped into my mind was: are we planning on bringing all the child molesters “out of the shadows”, too, by legalizing kiddie sex? If not, why not, if that’s your big rationalization?

ANYhoooo… supposedly, we’ll get a “secured border” first, after which the illegals will get a “pathway to citizenship”. Then they’ll all magically turn into Republicans, apparently.

Really! I’m not kidding! That’s REALLY what these idiots believe!

First of all, I’m old enough to remember 1986, and the Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty which Reagan signed into law, promising amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens in return for… drum roll, please … a secured border, tighter controls, and employer sanctions for hiring illegals! Whoa! Déjà vu all over again! The same thing we’re hearing NOW!!!

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Reagan later regretted signing that bill into law, knowing he’d been bamboozled, because the only thing we ever got out of it was the amnesty. Now here we are, 27 years later, with THREE TIMES as many illegal aliens as we had before Simpson-Mazzoli, having the same damned discussion with the same damned rationalizations, excuses, and empty promises.

This is an absolutely IDIOTIC idea. Why does immigration reform have to be “comprehensive” at all? Secure the damned border FIRST. And only THEN do we even start talking about anything else.

These moronic GOPers are like a bunch of lemmings, running right over the cliff with the Dumbocrats steering the way in committing national suicide, with the deluded and stupid idea that they’re somehow going to win over minority voters. That ain’t NEVER gonna happen while the leftists can keep playing the “race card”. It just ultimately creates an even larger pool of voters dependant on government handouts. And guess who THEY’RE gonna vote for. This is just expanding that “47%” demographic that Romney was pilloried for correctly pointing out.

thCA1VYQ35Stupid Republicans.

© Brian Baker 2013

69 comments on “Now I Know How Alice Felt In Wonderland

  1. Hardnox says:

    Good post Brian.

    First, that kabuki theater with the Hildabest would have been worthy if it actually proved something. It was nothing more than a high-five event for her 2016 run. Senators Paul and Johnson were the only two that asked any serious questions. The rest got out their knee-pads. Then the bitch went on Fox with Greta and blamed it on Bush for lack of funding. Good grief. We all know it was a gun running operation and ambassador Stevens got whacked for it.

    Stupid republicans? You bet! I think that Rubio is dangling a carrot to Zero and the dems which he knows they won’t take. That being verifiable border security. Rubio knows the dems will pretend to agree to it but will pull the funding just like twice before, and that is the crux of it.

    The problem with E-verify is that the penalties are insignificant. $200 I believe. Change that to $10,000 per occurrence for willfully hiring an illegal then the problem will go away by itself and the illegals will disappear through self-deportation which is what Gov. Perry advocated.

    Providing amnesty to illegals is simply wrong for a hundred reasons. There should be no reward for sneaking in and breaking the law. Period. If it is simply a work issue we have a guest worker program that is already in place. Use it.

    The left always make every issue “about the children” since it is the only way to push their bullshit agenda because any scrutiny based on facts simply doesn’t pass the smell test. We all know what this is about and that is millions more dim voters.

    Imagine if illegals were secretly future republicans. The dems would be hand digging a moat, stringing razor wire, and building a wall all by themselves.

    • BrianR says:

      Absolutely, Hardnox. Great comment.

      “Imagine if illegals were secretly future republicans. The dems would be hand digging a moat, stringing razor wire, and building a wall all by themselves.”

      Hahahaha! Too frikkin right!

      And check out this article:

      It CLEARLY spells out a lot of the problems with the whole issue of amnesty, under whatever name they want to use.

      • jevica says:


        Right on point, love it [esp. Shrilary].

        ” Rubio’s Amnesty: A Path to Oblivion for the GOP” Ann Coulter

        ” Rubio’s bill is nothing but amnesty. It isn’t even “amnesty thinly disguised as border enforcement.” This is a wolf in wolf’s clothing.

        Despite all the blather about how Rubio demands “Enforcement First!” the very first thing his proposal does is make illegal aliens legal. (Don’t call them “illegal aliens”!)”

        Remember what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, well that’s the PSP.

      • BrianR says:

        Thanks, Jev. I told you this was on your topic of the other day.

        Yep, I read Coulter’s piece at TH, and she’s right on target.

        Also agreed on the PSP’s being stuck on stupid a la Einstein.

    • jevica says:


      Never mind willfull hire they never know their illegal, if they’re hired fine them. Get rid of all these “safe havens” you want to harbor them then lose federal funding, but that will never happen with the Dems or the PSP

      • Hardnox says:

        I well understand the problem but nothing will go away without incentive. Right now there’s no incentive not to hire them even if there are 10 Juan Valdez’s with the same SS# working in the same company. $200 fine is chump change. Make it $10K per occurrence and cheap labor isn’t cheap anymore.

  2. thedrpete says:

    Gotta wonder whether the two subjects of this spew of steam, BrianR, will face off in 2016.

    • BrianR says:

      “Spew of steam”… LOL!

      Yeah, I guess it is. I knew when I wrote it that I was “steamed”. When I see Dems being Dems, I can kind of shrug my shoulders and make jokes about it. It’s in their nature. But when I see GOPers being stupid, it really does “steam” me up, because they claim to represent different values, and when THEY screw up it means the whole country’s screwed because there’s no one watching the store anymore.

      As to Hillary and Rubio facing off: if that election were held tomorrow, I’d vote for NOTA (None Of The Above).

  3. says:

    Rubio is stacking up as the disappointment of ’10.
    As long as the government plays nicey-nicey with the illegals we will have an illegal problem. Let’s face it. No punishment, no problem. Let’s commit a crime.
    There has to be strict consequences for illegally entering the country. At the same time comsequences for hiring illegals.
    Punish employers for hiring illegals and incarcerate illegals for more than slap on the wrist time and wtch the problem melt like a snowball on a July sidewalk.

    • BrianR says:

      Yep, Buck, I’m with you.

      This is 1986 all over again.

      We should institute the same laws Mexico has regarding illegal aliens. VERY strict, including prison time, etc.

      • jevica says:


        Remember when the president of Mexico was crying about how the illegals were treated here, Bush 43, was with him then. I have read some of the Mexico laws about illegals thats exactly what we should have here, then let Mexico complain.

        They really don’t want other “Latinos” coming through Mexico to here, it cuts into their action.

        Again great post.

      • BrianR says:

        Thanks again, Jev.

        The Mexican hypocrisy on this issue is simply astounding beyond belief.

  4. Nee says:

    Ah….Hitlary. Can you effing believe that the accountability is still undetermined and they are peddling more lies and bullshit? *Of* course you can!!! I post something weekly on my Facebook and I am called an angry conservative because I can’t get over it!! Andrew Breibart’s words never rang more true…The era of tolerance for all of the wrong things is killing our Country and the current clowns running the show are making it happen at break-neck speed!
    Chicago Politicians blaming algorbulshit warmning on the gun violence and murders?? Hilary saying “What does it matter??” Oh, but wait. And the NLRB dude who said Obama wasn’t wrong on usurping the Constitution and the XO’s he signed will be upheld???? Is that guy high?? (Probably).
    As for Rubio, I think the premise is good, he’s making people listen. The problem is that the dems don’t want what should have been done back in 1986 and they damn sure don’t give a rat’s ass to be changing now. Inasmuch as we all know the shit is hitting the fan, both sides worthless drivel means the same thing as “We know there’s a problem, but *we’re* not suffering, so, sorry pal, I’m getting mine. Never mind the future.”

    • BrianR says:

      Nee, good to see you. It’s been a while.

      Great stuff. And you know what? I guess I’m an “angry conservative”, too.

  5. Nee says:

    PS…every other country has more strict Immigration Policy than the US. We don’t enforce jack!!

    • BrianR says:

      Excactly. Any country that doesn’t enforce its border integrity is doomed. Why would we possibly be the only exception in history?

  6. Gunny G says:


    Great essay. I had to LMMFAO when Juan McShamnesty said that this will bring them out of the shadows and allow them to get the benefits they need! Hell, they’ve been clogging up ERs for 30 YEARS and sucking down welfare bennies since the 60’s!

    The GOP needs to go the way of the WHIGS ASAP!

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks, Gunny. I appreciate that.

      Yeah, McAmnesty. That guy’s got his head so far up his butt it actually goes full-circle back out his neck. WTF is he babbling about? Not only have they been clogging up and bankrupting hospitals and ERs, but the absolute LAST thing this country needs is more mooches sucking up free welfare and health bennies, including Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid when we’re already $16 TRILLION+ in the hole.

      The GOP definitely has outlived its usefulness, right around the time Reagan left office.

  7. says:

    Brian: Yeah. How about reciprocity laws?

    • BrianR says:

      You mean regarding immigration? Well, our immigration laws already are reflective of our relationship with the originating country. So I’m not really sure what you mean.

      But I have to tell you, Mexico’s laws regarding illegal aliens in their own country would set the scamnestists in this country on the rampage.

      First offense: some months in jail, then deportation and a ban on future immigration. Second offense is a felony, punishable by years in prison. Harsh monetary fines.

      Even legal immigrants have severe restrictions placed on them. Can’t own real estate; can’t participate in any political activity; no guaranteed path to citizenship. Violate any of the rules and you’re immediately deported.

  8. Nee says:

    The thing about Mexico is that as shitty a country it is, they don’t allow you in unless you have a viable incoime and health insurance!! What I don’t understand is why they want their people leaving as opposed to giving them incentive to stay there and be productuve. It seems that they just want the drug cartel to take over in many cities, the rest be damned. There was a report of a 12 person band being found in a well, all dead…why? It’s just unfathomable to me.

    • BrianR says:

      Well, the economic reality is two-fold for Mexico.

      1. They don’t have to take care of anybody that’s in our country. Don’t have to worry about feeding them, healthcare, nothing. As far as they’re concerned, it’s our problem.

      2. The money the illegals send back to Mexico is their #10 (I think) source of national income. Per Wikipedia:

      “Remittances, or contributions sent by Mexicans living abroad, mostly in the United States, to their families at home in Mexico, are a substantial and growing part of the Mexican economy; they comprised $18 billion in 2005.[39] In 2004, they became the tenth largest source of foreign income after oil, industrial exports, manufactured goods, electronics, heavy industry, automobiles, construction, food, and banking & financial services. Larger than tourism expenditures; and represented 2.1 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.”

      Frankly, I think that “$18 billion” is a very lowball figure. I’ve seen estimates as high as $50 billion.

      • jevica says:


        Are the ones who come here top flight people or ones who are on the bottom of the pile? BTW you are right about the $$$ sent back to the “homeland” it ads up to some big time dollars.

      • BrianR says:

        Yet ANOTHER good point about the illegal alien problem.

        Our legal immigration system is designed to allow in productive people who can better themselves and this country, and that’s completely right and proper.

        With the illegals, we get unskilled under-educated people who aren’t fit for more than merely menial labor. I mean, c’mon… How many dishwashers and gardeners do we really need?

  9. jevica says:


    “I agree with everybody who says that this country was built on immigration. I, however, believe in legal immigration. But more importantly than that, I believe in assimilation. I believe in the maintenance of a distinct, unique American culture.”

    Not this pile of crap they are trying to feed us now.

    • BrianR says:

      Ooooooh, yeah….

      Multi-culturalism, more properly known as “Balkanization”, has been known to be the death of more than one country and culture in history.

    • Nee says:

      Out on Yahoo, someone is doing a report on six illegal immigrants who, if I understand correctly, got legal status because of Reagan’s Amnesty. The one guy says he didn’t like the way he was treated. Well, shit!! He came here illegally, wanted to be here and got lucky. Now has sisters here, illegally and we’re supposed to put heart before head? No. Do the right thing and follow the effing laws to show you want to be here and learn English instead of secluding yourselves behind the spanish culture. Asians and Europeans have been doing it the right way for years so I just can’t buy it. They deplete our taxpayer funded systems and then have the gall to say we aren’t doing it right?? BS meter about to bust!!

  10. CW says:

    But Brian, Hillary took responsibility! Why must you bicker and argue now over who killed who?

    I agree with you 100% on the so-called immigration “reform,” and your analogy about legalizing pedophilia to bring child molesters out of the dark is spot on. Everyone acts as though there is some urgent need to make life easier for people who came here illegally.

    The goal of immigration policy (or reform, if we must use that abused term) should be to do what is beneficial to AMERICANS. If we need more workers, there’s no reason why we can’t adjust our immigration policies to accommodate that. But the fact is, the people who come here illegally are often NOT the people that would qualify under a sensible policy geared for the benefit of AMERICANS. They are typically unskilled, under-educated and requiring of tax-payer assistance in order to subsist.

    It shouldn’t take a genius to see that as we absorb more and more people from Mexico, we look more and more like that country and less and less like America. The fact that so many liberals are praising this “bi-partisanship” ought to be a big red flag to everyone. Liberals are instinctively inclined to poop in their own pen by embracing ideas that will ultimately destroy the nation. Must we do the same?

    • BrianR says:

      Talk about “spot on”, there you have it.

      BTW… yeah, I’m such a moron that I think “taking responsibility” means someone actually has to suffer some consequences for their actions. I forgot that we’re living in this new post-modern era in which saying meaningless words is all that matters. Silly me!

  11. jevica says:


    Now let’s see what Rubio does??

    “Chuck Schumer: I refuse to let border security become a barrier to citizenship for illegals”

    ” Is this endgame already for Rubio? He’s sworn up and down that unless Democrats agree to make border security the trigger for a path to citizenship — i.e. measurable security improvements first, before any path is created — he’ll walk away. Now here’s Schumer sounding an awful lot like he’s saying we can’t make border security the trigger for a path to citizenship.”

    “. . . Durbin rushes to the mic right after him and emphasizes that they want some sort of objective metric of security in the bill so that, if it’s met, the border can be declared officially “secure” and they can move on the citizenship phase.”

    Bend over and get ready.

    • BrianR says:


      Rubio’s such an idiot. That’s what he gets for trying to make deals with socialist zealots: a kick in the teeth. He’s even stupider if he expected anything different.

  12. clyde says:

    Great post and comments. This amnesty crap sounds a LOT like ,stop me if you’ve heard this, “tax increases now for spending cuts later”. And the PSP,Rubio,Rush,the whole bunch included, laps it up like a kitten at a saucer of cream. So glad I left them dunces. Can’t WAIT to get that call,asking for “my most generous donation”.

    • BrianR says:

      Yep, Clyde, this has been a great thread so far.

      I have been getting those calls. I always stop them when they start their spiel with: “Excuse me… I’m not a Republican”.

      Pause at the other end, then: “But… aren’t you a conservative?”

      Me: “Yes, I am, and that’s why I quit the GOP four years ago. I don’t know whay you guys keep calling me.”

      Them: “Well… I’ll have your name taken off the list, then.” (Which, I guess, never seems to happen, or they have a ton of lists)

      Me: “Thank you, and have a good day.”

      I’m still trying to figure out if there’s some way I can get that clown Fred Thompson to give me back the $200 I donated to his non-campaign campaign.

  13. Nee says:

    NO money to the GOP since 2006.

  14. Brian, I have some questions: There are 50+ million Americans who are unemployed. Where’s their path to employment? What do you tell them about this new attempt at amnesty just to get votes that won’t be coming to Republicans.

    And please tell me why enforcement of our laws is out of the question? Those here illegally know all they have to do is wait it out and some deal will be made that lets them a) stay and b) give them a path to citizenship. Huh! . . . .If I break the law, I go to jail.

    Maybe we just need to enforce the laws that already exist! Secure the border! Punish those who hire people who are here illegally! Shut down the Dept. of Immigration and start over! Then talk to me about changing the laws.

    You can bet the farm that whatever comes out of Washington will be complex and difficult to comprehend at first, but the pundits will defend it and criticize it before they know if it is good or bad.

    • BrianR says:

      Yep. Funnily enough, we still haven’t met all the requirements of the 1986 amnesty… yet here we are, talking about granting a humongous new amnesty. With, of course, a whole new round of “promises” that will undoubtedly be broken.

      Other than the amnesty part, natch.

  15. says:

    There are so many catch phrases that keep the regular folks in line while they are systematically stripped of their rights.
    One that comes to mind is, “Don’t take the law in your own hands.” Well, if the government refuses to enforce the law, maybe it has to be enforced by the people the law was designed to protect.
    Another whipping post is, “Racist”. Anything dealing with any aspect of two different races is considered “racist” by the left if your position is counter to their own.
    But. After the antics of people in high places such as
    Colin Powell, Presdent Obama and even Marco Rubio now it seems the ONLY people who aren’t “racist” are normal every day Larry Lunchbucket Americans. To quote many of the now evident truisms of my ancestors would brand me “racist” but in retrospect their observations are bearing out to be true.

    • BrianR says:

      Yeah, and the reason for that, of course, is if they can’t successfully debate you on the actual merits of their argument — which usually they can’t — then they have to try to discredit you on a personal level in order to invalidate you and your opinion.

      Politics of personal destruction.

  16. says:

    Politics of personal destruction. Been around at least since the snake gave Eve the apple.
    Or was it Adam?

  17. jevica says:


    Off topic but shows the hipocrisy of the feds [as usual].

    “Guess which giant special interest is really polluting Alaska?”

    ” BLM manages the abandoned wells, drilled under the government’s direction as part of an exploratory program between 1944 and 1981.

    The resolution also states that wood and metal debris and deteriorating buildings at the well sites “litter the landscape and detract from the natural beauty of the Arctic region.””

    Natural beauty of somewhere no one goes. Does the MSM report about this or is it the fault of Bush 43?

    “. . . in the eyes of the current administration, it’s far more important to place the blame on the private oil industry, jack up their taxes, and drive up the price of their products so you won’t mind paying extra for algae powered lights. I’ll give these folks credit for one thing… they’re nothing if not consistent.”

    • BrianR says:


      Oh, no, say it isn’t so!!!!

      Talking about hypocrisy, how about Mr. Climate Change Chicken Little, AlBore the Whale, selling his TV station to Al Jezeera, which is funded by Abu Dhabi or Qatar or another of those nasty oil-producing countries?

      Heeeey, you know how it is…. Money talks, ideology walks.

      Now we’ve established that AlBore’s a whore. We’ve even established his price.

      • jevica says:


        “The $100 million arm-twist: How Al Gore closed the deal with Al-Jazeera; Update: Time Warner drops Current/AJ; Update: “We are keeping an open mind””

        What a laugh, ” With ratings nearly non-existent, an ownership change may have given those distributors a reason to dump the channel — and scotch a $100 million payday for Gore. According to Brian Stelter in the New York Times, Gore hinted that refusing to grant Al-Jazeera the same access as Current TV would be evidence of bigotry”

        Yah lets have people that want to kill us have access to our homes. What fools they are.

        Money talks, B.S. [which Al is full of] walks.

      • BrianR says:



        Interestingly (and hypocritically) enough, AlBore lauds Al Jezeera — a mouthpiece for jihadis — as being a great station, and all over “climate change”, and calls Fox News “propagandists”.

        What a loon.

  18. jevica says:


    More Gore B.S..

    “Video: Stewart grills Gore on sale to oil emirs, too”

    “. . . the $100 million payday didn’t hurt, either. That’s the hypocrisy, along with the notion that the sale will somehow boost climate-change coverage. Al Jazeera bought Current TV for its access to cable and satellite subscribers in the US, in order to promote its own interests. Only in the world of high-level political hypocrisy can anyone argue that Qatar’s interests include the reduction or elimination of fossil fuel use.”

    This just vanishes into the world of MSM liberal interest.

    These people are really crazy.

    “Though the deal’s been widely criticized on the right, most of my progressive friends have a more tolerant attitude towards the transaction: “After what happened to him,” in the recount of 2000, one friend remarked, “I’d forgive him almost anything.”A politically active environmentalist, too, was taking the news in stride: “I don’t think the community is too upset,” he said. “My personal sense is he got a good deal.””

    As long as it’s your guy anything is ok. What complete hipocrisy.

    • BrianR says:

      Well… there you have it In the wonderful world of socialist hypocrisy. Nothing matters as long as the practitioner has the proper politics.

      Look at how all the feminist hysterics turned blind when it came to Billy Drop-Zipper Clinton and his treatment of women. Nary a peep.

  19. jevica says:


    Interesting facts.


    (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is

    (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians
    per year are
    (C) Accidental deaths per physician

    Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of
    Health and Human Services.


    Now think about this:

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.

    (Yes, that’s 80 million)

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths
    per year, all age groups,

    (C) The number of accidental deaths
    per gun owner

    Statistics courtesy of FBI


    So, statistically, doctors are approximately
    9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.


    Remember, ‘Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.’


    Almost everyone has at least one doctor.
    This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!


    Please alert your friends
    to this
    alarming threat.

    We must ban doctors
    before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!


    Out of concern for the public at large,
    We withheld the statistics on

    for fear the shock would cause
    people to panic and seek medical attention!

    This is from an email from someone I used to work with.

  20. jevica says:


    The height of hypocrisy,

    “DoJ to S&P: How dare you rate our mandated securities so highly, or something”

    ” The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against credit rater Standard & Poor’s yesterday almost five years after the collapse of the housing bubble nearly destroyed the financial sector. The DoJ blames S&P for giving mortgage-backed securities (MBS) unreasonably high ratings, which allegedly misled investors into believing them to be a safe bet.”

    What the f—- are they talking about? Are these fools serious?

    This is what did it, “This lawsuit is breathtaking in its hypocrisy. After all, S&P didn’t issue mortgage-backed securities and insist that the housing bubble could go on forever. The MBS blizzard came from the two GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Congress authorized them to securitize the paper they bought from lenders in order to encourage riskier loans to buyers who otherwise wouldn’t have qualified for home loans.”

    “This lawsuit is just an attempt to shift blame away from the real culprits: Congresses from 1998-2008.” How true it is.

    • BrianR says:

      Yeah, it’s just more of the SOP Commissar Oblame-O BS. The guy’s an absolutely despicable POS.

      The ONLY thing he’s ever taken credit for that actually happened was the killing of bin Laden, an operation he wasn’t even in the room for. No credit to the actual operators on the ground; Obozo was too busy trying to coat himself with their glory. He reminds me of a pig rolling in its own s**t.

      And, of course, he takes all kinds of credit for fictional accomplishments, like the supposedly “millions” of jobs he’s “created”, but which no one can actually point to or name.

      But when it comes to actually taking responsibility for anything else…. (((((( crickets chirping ))))))

  21. Right Detour says:

    Hey Brian:

    Here is a link to good piece by Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute on LA’s demographic changes and the challenge it poses to the future:

    Its lengthy but well worth the read

    • BrianR says:

      RD, that is an EXCELLENT article. Thanks for the link.

      I first moved here to Mexifornia in 1970 when I got back from Nam and was stationed at the Presidio in San Fran. In 1974 I moved down here to LA. Back in those days, this state was the fulfillment of the American Dream. I loved every minute of being here; it was like living the movies in real life.

      Over the years, this state has been transformed into an Third World cesspool in the urban areas, and the lunatic policies are destroying what remains outside the cities. And believe me, being a service brat and having spent most of my youth living overseas in the actual Third World, I know a pit when I see one.

  22. jevica says:


    The PSP at work “Republican Establishment Invites Its Own Extinction By Declaring War on the Resurgent Tea Party and Seeking Compromise with Democrats”

    “. . . there’s no perceived upside on the part of Republicans for standing in the way of Obama. The perception is that the people of this country love Obama. ‘

    “There’s this great concern in the Republican Party about the Tea Party and the fringe kooks and the pro-lifers and the anti-immigration people and the gun nuts, and the Republican Party is worried, ‘Oh, my God, what are we gonna do about the gun nuts, anti-amnesty types, the anti-immigration people? What are we gonna do about these hayseeds with firearms? What are we gonna do about it?’

    “One of the things that the Republicans obviously don’t do well is explain conservatism. One of the reasons for that is that many of them are embarrassed of it because of the forces arrayed against it inside the Beltway. I mean, conservatism is the epitome of uncool. Conservatism is the epitome of unhip, inside the Beltway and outside.”

    • BrianR says:

      You are now touching on exactly the topic of my next essay, which I started working on — as in ideating — today. Probably up in a couple days, as right now I’m dealing with Mom in the hospital, and tomorrow I’m watching my munchkin.

      • jevica says:


        Hope Mom gets better and nothing is serious. Watching our granddaughter is some of the best times we have.

      • BrianR says:

        Thanks, Jev.

        And I gotta agree. My times with the munchkin are the best parts of my week… every week!

  23. jevica says:


    They really don’t give a f–k do they? “Karl Rove’s Super PAC creating new group aimed at helping establishment candidates in GOP primaries”

    “We knew this was coming, no?” “Now here comes Rove’s group, American Crossroads, pledging untold millions towards electing the most allegedly “electable” candidate in Republican primaries. No more Akins — and maybe no more Marco Rubios, Rand Pauls, and Ted Cruzes too?”

    • BrianR says:

      Jev, I’ve always despised Rove, as I think I’ve made abundantly clear, right along with Kristol, Medved, and the rest of the neo-cons.

      This is exactly why, and absolutely personifies what I’ve considered the essential problem they represent.

      Thanks for that link. If you don’t mind, I’ll probably use it in my essay.

  24. jevica says:


    They want to work with others, reach across the aisle, but they can’t work with/or will not work with the tea party, or conservatives [real ones]. The PSP really want to be Dem lite don’t they?

    • BrianR says:

      The Establishment GOP is comprised of hacks with no guiding principles, and whose only goal is to be able to claim a “win”, even if the win doesn’t have any real meaning other than putting their fellow unprincipled hack in office.

  25. jevica says:


    More on immigration. How to spend OPM that we don’t have.

    “Pathway to citizenship could increase Obamacare cost up to $300 billion over a decade”

    “Any immigration package in which current illegal immigrants are made eligible for Obamacare — in the form of either exchanges or Medicaid — could increase costs to the federal government by between $120 billion to $200 billion in its first decade, according to internal calculations by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee that were obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.”

    “However, should the provision fall by the wayside, as some analysts believe it could, the staffers estimate the cost of Obamacare could increase between $210 billion to $300 billion over the next 10 years.”

  26. garnet92 says:

    You know, we’ve got a couple of major problems in this country that dwarf (can we still say “dwarf”?) many of the others that are more apparent.

    They are:

    1) The millions (maybe the majority?) of U.S. population that are inert. Not just uninformed, but apathetic and disinterested in what’s going on in the good ol’ US of A. They’re more apt to be watching Honey Boo Boo (gag) or worrying about which Monopoly token should be replaced, than who should be representing the people and properly conducting the business of this country. They bitch and moan when taxes dig into their paycheck, when prices for gas, heating oil, and electricity go up, or when the shyster they voted for gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar. But they continue to vote for Reid, Feinstein, Shumer, et al. Until (and unless) we can figure out a way to wake up another few million of them, we are doomed.

    2) Legislators for life. We need term limits. This goes hand in hand with #1. It’s obvious that we can’t depend on the inert voters of the country to discharge the “ruling class” (of both parties), at least term limits would force a vote between candidates other than those who have the name recognition and campaign funds to bury newcomers.

    Right now, Harry Reid is so powerful that he decides what bills are even considered by the Senate – much less voted on. Obama has his ways, executive orders, presidential directives, etc., but Harry Reid has a stranglehold on the SENATE, and thereby controls the passage of laws. He needs to go.

    Sorry, I get verbose and I could go on, and on, and on, etc.
    Looking forward to your next enlightening post!

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