Friday, February 27, 2009

My Contribution To Today's Tea Party

Since I have to work to pay taxes so the government can take my money to do what they think is best for me, I'm going to use my blog to spread the message of true conservatism in the best way I know how.


How to Explain Conservatism to Your Squishy Liberal Friends: Individualism 'R' Us

By P.J. O'Rourke

......."When government quits being something we use only in an emergency and becomes the principal source of aid and assistance in our society, then the size, expense and power of government are greatly increased. The decision that politicians are wiser, kinder and more honest than we are and that they, not we, should control the dispensation of eleemosynary goods and services is, in itself, a diminishment of the individual and proof that we're jerks."

Update: Instapundit has this picture from the Nashville Tea Party Protest, as well as pics from others across the country.

WAY TO GO NASHVILLE!!! Wish I could've been there...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Here's the last time Stevie Ray Vaughn played his tribute to Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile".

Alpine Valley Music Theater East Troy WI, August 26, 1990.

Yes, it's a bootleg, but listen about four minutes in and you will hear the sounds of a guitar player that knows he's playing on borrowed time....

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sweet Music...

For my buds Brad and Erin at Carma Performance Engineering in Nashville-

Once I win that lottery I'm bringing in one of these babies to play with....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy 200th Charles Darwin!

Last night my friend Fin and I were discussing the genius that was Charles Darwin, and how utterly amazing it is that he was able to visualize such an advanced theory as evolution and natural selection without the aid of modern technology. What's even better about this is that modern technology has been used to further solidify and validate the theory of evolution in ways that Darwin could only dream about.

First, a birthday salute video from some of Darwins greatest admirers-

And here is the excellent program by NOVA about the final nail in the coffin of "intelligent design" versus the establishment clause of our constitution, Kitzmiller Vs. Dover....

Happy Birthday Charles, and thanks!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Isn't that weird?

That our current president writes an editorial that is exclusively published by one particular newspaper?

Granted it's all hopeychangey and whatnot, but still......I'm half intrigued, because the president should be a guy that wants to duke it out intellectually across a major news media sounding board.

But I don't trust exclusivity to one sounding board. He shouldn't be afraid to defend those viewpoints on each major platform. And it troubles me that this doesn't seem to bother anyone.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Jay Pinkerton takes on Saddam

......this is the internet, right?

And I can just post whatever here on blogger in tribute to the author of said whatever, right?

Like limewire for internet humor right? Or something?'s an oldie but goodie....

"Husseins Big Day" by Jay Pinkerton

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

"a significant infringement on individual choice and liberty."

And this is happening in Boston, my hometown, the birthplace of the revolution against taxation without representation?

Technically the last day to sign up for insurance in compliance with that mandate was November 15, though as a practical measure Massachusetts residents actually had until January 1, 2008. Those without insurance as of that date will lose their personal exemption for the state income tax when they file this spring. In 2009, the penalty will increase to 50 percent of the cost of a standard insurance policy.

Such a mandate was, of course, a significant infringement on individual choice and liberty. As the Congressional Budget Office noted, the mandate was "unprecedented," and represented the first time that a state has required that an individual, simply because they live in a state and for no other reason, must purchase a specific government- designated product.

It was also a failure.

There was a moment during the presidential debates when Obama and McCain were asked if healthcare was a "right" as an American
whether they consider health care to be a commodity, a right, or something else.

Obama thought it was a right, McCain referred to it as a responsibility.

Your "rights" as an American are clearly detailed in the aptly named "Bill Of Rights". Those rights include things that government can take away such as; speech, guns, legal representation via due process, private property and rights solely vested in each state. And more specifically, the Bill of Rights guarantees what about these precious commodities the government CAN'T TAKE AWAY.

None of them include anything about what a Government should GIVE you. Our current president believes that healthcare is a right, and this is in direct contradiction of what our Bill of Rights clearly lays forward.

And he's the one with the Harvard Law degree.

I ask you, who is interpreting the constitution more accurately: one who agrees that healthcare is a responsibility or the one who thinks it is a right?

Gonna be a rough four years I imagine.