Monday, June 30, 2014

I Truly Do Detest Obama!

In a show of unbelievable hubris, Obama had this to say, courtesy of Breitbart News:
“America cannot wait forever for them to act. That’s why today I am beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” Obama said in the Rose Garden, with Vice President Joe Biden by his side. The President lamented that Republicans have “proven again and again that they're unwilling to stand up against the Tea Party.”
I'm sorry, but the Tea Party is the ONLY thing standing up for our founding principles and standing against our Marxist President. The sooner this bastard leaves office or is impeached, the better.

Sunday, June 29, 2014


I was referred to a new website last Friday. I've been playing around with it and have managed to get myself "un-matched" from a number of interesting women. I'm not very politically correct and tend to lay it on the line. We'll see what happens.


I've heard that there have been some security issues, so travel at your own risk!

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Desolation of Smaug, aka al-Qaeda

This is a revealing interview, conducted by no other than Mika Brzezinski, queen of MSNBC. I couldn't watch the whole thing, perhaps you can.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

This is a good video to recommend to young drivers in particular and anyone else who might think it's perfectly okay to text while driving.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thinking About Choices for 2016

As we focus on the mid-terms in 2014, I can't help but think about the NEXT election. After all, what do we accomplish in 2014 if we don't gain the Presidency in 2016?

I hark back to the 1980 election, when Ronald Reagan stomped Jimmy Carter. The electoral map is above.

Ronald Reagan had a tough task after his election. The economy was in disarray and our foreign policy was a complete joke. Reagan stood, principled and unbowing, with the belief that free enterprise and a strong military was essential to the health of the United States of America.

He was right. History, at least the history that we were taught, not the history that our kids are taught, showed that Ronald Reagan's first term changed the course of our economy and world history.

Don't take my word for granted. There were a lot of people voting in 1984 that thought the same thing. Take a look at the electoral map from 1984, when Ronald Reagan was challenged by Walter Modale.

Yep, Ronald Reagan did better in his re-election bid.

Now, let's take a look at Barack Obama.

The electorate was torn, wanting to rally behind the first black Presidential nominee.

Barack Obama won in a fairly decisive victory.

What about his re-election?

Damn. Looks pretty similar to 2008 to me, not the overwhelming mandate enjoyed by Ronald Reagan. Then again, Ronald Reagan didn't try to suppress the liberal vote through the IRS, but I digress.

We're now at a crossroads, so what do we do in 2016?

To me, I think we follow Ronald Reagan's lead. I can't think of anyone who would bring that refreshing spirit and conservative drive besides Sarah Palin.

Oh sure, she's been maligned and "tainted" by all the adverse publicity drummed up by the left, making her a "questionable" candidate for the GOP. But don't forget, the same can be said of Reagan, and look what he accomplished! The fall of the Soviet Union and a huge surge in our economy were the fruits of his Presidency.

Unless I get really excited about the emergence of someone new that's truly Reaganesque, I'm going with the most Reaganesque person that exists in America, Sarah Palin. I have a really hard time seeing anyone emerge to take that place.

What about you?

Have You Noticed a Change in Tone?

Truer words never spoken!

Have you notice the tone in the media? It seems to be shifting to a little right of hand-wringing, tempered with a little leftist bit of angst.

Is the mainstream media starting to catch on? Although I doubt it, recent events would suggest that the Obama administration is spinning out of control, unable to address ANY issue in an effective way.

Stay tuned. We may be watching the implosion of the Obama regime. What will they do next?

I suspect we're going to see a NEW initiative/narrative starting Monday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Choice for the Democrat's Presidential Nomination: Hillary Clinton

Dear Hillary,

Please run for your party's Presidential nomination. Lord knows, you might just win it! I can't think of anyone better to put up against a conservative Republican. Note that I said "conservative". I'm not talking about RINOs, I'm talking about conservatives. You know, Ted Cruz conservatives.

Oh, you think George W. Bush was a conservative? Au contraire! George Bush was no conservative. Compassionate conservatism is an oxymoron. Conservative doesn't need a qualifier. It stands alone as the predominate mindset of a majority of Americans. It is the essence of compassion, because it assures that everyone gets the same opportunity to succeed....or fail. It has contributed to the greatest economy the world has ever known, not to say the most freedom ever enjoyed by a population.

The problem is that you and your fellow Democrats have decided that failure should not be an option. I say that failure is the biggest motivator of success, because in this country, you can always pick yourself up and try again. Just do a Google search to find out how many successful people in this country failed before they achieved success. They are legion!

Yes, I formally endorse you as the preferred candidate of the Democratic Party for President of the United States. If the Republicans nominate a true conservative, the White House is ours. If not, well, you can preside over the break-up of the United States as we know it.

Thank God I live in Texas!

BTW, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana stand with Texas! Doubt me? Wait until the 2012 election results are in.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Who Will U.S. Special Forces Report To In Iraq?

I'm curious, based on two articles I just saw. Obama is planning on sending 275 U.S. Military personnel to Iraq "for the purpose of protecting US citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat". He conveyed his intentions in a letter to the U.S. Congress.

In a separate article, there's this from the AP: Iran's general in Iraq, militants seize key city:
In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military and Shiite militias gear up to fight the Sunni insurgents advancing across the country, officials said Monday.
My question is this: if John Kerry has already announced the United States' willingness to engage Iran on the defense of Iraq, how will that collaboration manifest itself? Hmmm?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Memorable Story

I met a friend for a drink tonight at our favorite sports bar. As we were sitting at the table, the waitress came over to ask if we would like another drink. My friend answered "surely!"

That reminded me of a time many years ago when I lived in Fort Wayne. We were having dinner at the Fort Wayne Country Club with then-Senator Dan Quayle. He was seated directly across the table from me. To his right sat my Stepfather, Orvas Beers, then GOP Chairman of Allen County and since deceased. To my left sat my brother.

When the waitress came up to Orvas and asked if he'd like a drink, he said "surely", as he was wont to do. I thought nothing of it. At the time, Senator Quayle was talking to numerous people that had come up to the table, seemingly not paying any attention to us.

The waitress went to him and said "Senator Quayle, would you like anything to drink?"  He responded by saying "Shirley, I would like to have....." Orvas, my brother and I immediately busted up laughing! Dan Quayle had no idea what we were laughing at.

I'll never forget it! Dan Quayle is not stupid, but that night he was clueless by half!

My Letter to John Boehner

Speaker Boehner,

I was extremely dismayed to see the IRS announce that they had "lost" 2 years' worth of Lois Lerner emails. I find this extremely implausible, given the back-up regimen employed by countless companies and governmental agencies across the country.

I implore you to form a select committee with specific investigative and prosecutorial skills to go after this den of vipers. The lawlessness of the Obama administration is unparalleled in United States history and it must be brought to account.

I know that impeachment is a dirty word in Washington, D.C. right now, but I believe it must be entertained if we are to honor our Constitution as the centerpiece of our governing system.

It's high time to take aggressive steps to reign in the criminal enterprise now occupying the Executive Branch.


Ernie Vogel

What Does the White House Have on John Boehner?

What kind of dirt does the White House have on John Boehner? This can be the only possible reason why the Speaker of the House of Representatives hasn't formed a select committee to investigate the IRS scandal. The scandal continues to expand in light of yesterday's news that the IRS has lost two years' worth of Lois Lerner emails. This is an absolute outrage!

Anyone with a true interest in getting to the truth and holding the Obama administration accountable for politicizing the IRS would have formed a select committee months ago. Instead, we're seeing vast swaths of evidence disappear in a poof of megabits and a flood of lies.

As I wrote about last night, this excuse of a hard drive failure causing the loss of emails is laughable on its face. It suggests an Obama predisposition to assume that we are all helpless idiots and would accept such an ridiculous excuse.

Now, because of Boehner's foot-dragging, we are apparently allowing a massive fraud to occur as a way to undermine the House investigation. Speaking of that, the House committee investigating the IRS has now proven itself to be completely impotent in its oversight responsibilities. Is there no one in Republican leadership willing to stand up to the lawlessness of the Obama administration?

We need a full-fledged, criminal investigation to begin immediately! Public hearings should be scheduled with every possible administration official testifying under oath. To hell with the notion that the House of Representatives only represent one-half of one-third of the U.S. Government, as John Boehner puts it.

Let's get this show on the road!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lost Emails My Ass!

This is amazing! The IRS is claiming that key emails from Lois Lerner to her co-conspirators in the Tea Party targeting scheme have been lost due to a hard drive failure. I call BULLSHIT!

There is absolutely no way those emails could be lost. Backups of data is a key feature of all computer systems these days, especially email. Email servers are backed up daily, weekly and monthly. Moreover, those backups are required to be taken offsite, in the case of a local disaster. This system didn't just evolve that way by happenstance, it was mandated by the federal government!

To suggest that a simple hard drive failure caused the loss of key emails is absurd on its face. If a corporation tried to use this excuse in an IRS or SEC investigation, the key executives would be put in jail.

It's time for John Boehner to get off his ass and form a Select Committee in the House of Representatives to investigate the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. This committee needs to secure all backups AND hard drives at the IRS to ensure that data is not lost in its investigation.

I can't convey the anger I feel. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Obama administration is truly a criminal enterprise and needs to be prosecuted under the RICO Act!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cantor Defeated, Now What?

The supposed heir to the throne of the House speakership has gone down to defeat in his Virginia primary race against David Brat, an under-funded candidate who used all his resources to pound Cantor over immigration.

This is a huge victory for the Tea Party and constitutional Americans across the country.

Cantor did little to hide his support of amnesty for illegal immigrants and the voters of Virginia rejected it!

Now, Cantor is dangerous. His love of amnesty could inspire him to cut deals that he would never dream of without the vote of his constituents. Keep your eyes on him America!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Invasion of Texas

That's right, Texas is being invaded by illegal immigrants. This is not a joke, although President Obama might think so. After all, it is Obama's reckless refusal to enforce our immigration laws that has given the "green light" to everyone in Central America.

If you don't live in Texas, which I do, you probably aren't aware of how serious the problem is. There's a reason I've linked to They're one of the few news sites that are actively covering the issue.

Recent estimates are that 1,000 illegal immigrant PER DAY are being apprehended in Texas alone.

Obama is on record as saying that Texas will become a "blue" state in the near future. Now we know how he intends to do it!

A cynical take has been to suggest we need to start shooting illegals on sight. While that is obviously an extreme and undesirable measure, it might be the only disincentive if Barack Obama continues to ignore the problem! Texas is certainly doing everything it can, but the resources to secure the border are supposed to be the responsibility of the federal government.

My sense is that Texas is going to have to step up to the plate. Republican leaders are certainly aware of the problem.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Coming up...The 4th of July!

It's coming up... the 4th of July! Are you ready? Do you have the fireworks in place and the band-aids ready (or tourniquets)? After all, the kiddies don't understand what an out-of-control firework can do.


I remember sparklers! They were/are awesome! Oh wait! Your kid got burned by a sparkler? I'm so sorry! Did you not teach them to stay away from the stove when the burners were on? No? Then you reap what you sow...idiocy!


Sadly, they don't make them anymore. These were the king of firecrackers! They could blow your hand off, but what the heck, they had a warning on them (see above) and made a LOT of noise! Also, if you packed them in mud and threw them in a pond, they'd sink and explode way underwater, knocking out fish, which would float to the top. A lazy way to fish, but tremendously funny.

Cherry Bombs?

These were really cool, but a notch below M-80's. They'd still split a metal fence post when you dropped one in with a baseball placed on top! They're now known more as a fancy drink.

Bottle Rockets?

Probably the most dangerous of fireworks (if you've been drinking)! After all, you could hold onto the stem, light it, and point it at your brother. When it ignited, all you had to do was let go. The rest was history. It might end up in his hair, on the ground, or in your mother's lap. It guaranteed being disciplined for recklessness!

Black Cats?

Now we're talking! These dudes were the most-versatile of all. You can use them for a wholebunch of things...

Shock! You know, throw a lit one behind your sister as she walks to the car to go to Church! That'll make her pray!

Wait! Your Dad might beat the crap out of you for doing that. On second thought, stay away from throwing Black Cats at your sister. It could be the end of you!

Okay, where were we? Oh yeah, Black Cats!

The most versatile firework every made! You think M-80's were awesome? Try tying 10 Black Cats together! You'll get every bit the effect. It won't be a sudden jolt, but it will get everyone's attention!

Now, if you doubt me, I can tell you a true story. I was probably 13 or so. My 8-year old brother and I were holding down the fort when my Mom went to the store. Yeah, Mom's did that back then, but I digress.

I had one last Black Cat. I wanted to throw it and have it explode in mid-air, but I needed help. I couldn't light it and heave it without help. Answer: my 8 year-old brother. Yeah! He could light it and I could heave it! Perfect plan! How hard is it to light a fuse?

Well, it's apparently harder than I thought. He didn't light it at the very end of the fuse. He lit it about a fraction of an inch from the firecracker. Try as I might, it never left my hand before it went off.

Ouch! I thought my hand had been hit with a hammer! True to form, I quickly decided to beat the crap out of him, but he was saved when my Mom pulled into the driveway as my brother ran off, fearing for his life.

Needless to say, no words were ever spoken. My Mom would have beat the crap out of me!

Lord knows I miss those days...

What Diversion Comes Next?

Conventional wisdom says that the Bowe Bergdahl thing was to divert attention away from the VA scandal, just as Obama was getting set to head to Europe. The Europe trip was key, because he wouldn't have to answer to anyone for awhile while he hobnobbed with the European elite.

What is the Obama team going to do to divert attention away from the Bowe Bergdahl thing?

Me thinks they have more crap up their sleeves!

[ Photo courtesy of Mad Magazine]

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl - Poster Boy for Idiots!

There's something seriously wrong about this image. Bowe, on the right, seems a bit out of water, posing in front of some Afghanistan wall carpet in military gear. His father, on the left, has adorned himself in the garb of the Taliban and, if reports are correct, learned to speak their language.

How is it that a parent shows support for their son by wearing the enemy's accoutrement? Wouldn't you want to be a proud parent of a United States soldier and wear something more in tune with the red, white and blue?

Just saying!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Socialism: The Human Scourge

1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. (in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.
Those of you who have been paying attention know what I'm talking about. Those of you who only occasionally pay attention, well, shame on you!

When Barack Obama said he wanted to "fundamentally change" the United States of America, he wasn't kidding. What exactly did you think he meant? More importantly, why did he want to "fundamentally change" the USA? The why is important. What you might have thought he meant by fundamental change is not what you might have thought.

No, fundamental change means departing from the United States Constitution. It means developing a massive federal government bureaucracy, one that controls everything you do and say! Do you think I'm exaggerating? SHAME ON YOU! You're not paying attention!

It's really unbelievable that I should have to list all the ways that Barack Obama is fundamentally changing our way of life. Now that he doesn't have to face re-election, he's working at hyper-speed to get it done.

Let me supply a brief list:

1. Obamacare - This should be the biggest example. Just wait and you'll see why.
2. Foreign Policy - Why does Obama bow and cowtow to terrorists?
3. Domestic Policy - Does the EPA really run the show?

Let's also look at the lawlessness of this President:

1. Benghazi - If you haven't been paying attention, SHAME ON YOU!
2. IRS - There's plenty of material here to keep you interested, if you are.
3. Negotiating with Terrorists - Isn't this something we said we'd never do? From NPR, of all places!

You know what, I'm not going to go on. If so much as ONE person learns something from the above and changes their opinion about our leftist President, I'll have done my job.

And no, disagreeing with Barack Obama and his leftist policies does NOT make you a racist, although our leftist media would certainly like to suggest it!

Get off your ass and quite watching MTV! You might learn something!