Monday, November 25, 2013

Much like the frog our water is boiling!

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I am reminded of a fable about a frog and a boiling pot of water.

I look around these days and can barely recognize the country we have become. According to our own President American exceptionalism is dead. We are inherently no better than the Greeks or the Iranians because after all everyone is special right?

How did we get here? Some people will look at the election and re-election of Obama and think that is where we went wrong. While that is true, his election was definitely a screw up of superb proportions it has been going on for a long time. His election was simply the left thinking they had slow walked us far enough that a giant leap wouldn't be fought very hard. Who knew they were right.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day and an Oath

Almost 14 years ago I took an oath, signed some papers to defend this country from tyranny and oppression. I took that oath knowing full well that it would affect my life in ways that I could not have imagined at the time. I realized the choice I made would cause me to move a few times, and the addition of a wife and kids has made this life trying at times to say the least. The time away and constant moves definitely makes this life difficult from time to time, but I did it for a reason.

I signed up because I believed in something. I believed in this country and our founding principals. I say this not to get thanks from people or anything of that nature. I actually feel odd when I get thanked by people. I accept the thank you gracefully, but it always feels a little weird inside. Although I have often wondered if those WWII and Vietnam vets feel odd inside when I thank them.

I bring this up for one reason. Politicians also take an oath to follow the constitution. This as most can see these days is obviously a formality for them, since few actually seem to believe in it. I am pretty sure they have their fingers crossed when they say the words.

When someone does attempt to actually abide by their oath and follow through on the promises made to their constituency to get elected they are labeled "wacko birds". Well Mr. McCain maybe you should take a step back and remember the oaths you have taken.

Now you hear it coming out that the GOP establishment is going to declare basically all out war against those elected members who had the audacity to actually try to hold faith to the constitution. McConnell and his friends on K street are determined to get rid of those who actually believe the Constitution is relevant and should be followed strictly.

People like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Justin Amash are in the sights of the GOP establishment. Their crime is to have the audacity to challenge leadership and force them into a fight they never had the spine to finish or even want to try. They were perfectly happy going along and claiming that the "next fight" would be the one. We all knew it was a lie and Cruz called them on it. He made them all look weak and silly. They hate him for it.

They have made McCain so delusional with anger that he believes people are begging him to run for President again. They are trycing to fund their way to getting Amash out because he had the gall to agree with Cruz. They refused to spend the money needed to win in VA because they hated Cuccinelli being all conservative and what not. They wanted to send a message to us bitter clingers who still believe the Constitution is the ultimate law of the land.

Face it they hate you and don't like peasants like you and me trying to make them do their job the way we, their bosses, want it done. They would rather you just not pay attention, listen to their lies every few years and re-elect them with impunity.

They hate the fact that we no longer sit back and take the abuse. They hate the fact that we challenge them on their words. They detest the idea that we force them to follow the Constitution, and by that actually mean that oath they took when they were elected.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Shocking! Obamacare increases higher in red states.

Stop me if you have heard this one before. The President is determined to punish those that go against him or slight him in any fashion, real or perceived. For him though, the ultimate slight is having the gall to not vote for him. I mean can you imagine the nuts on those people to disrespect the chose one by voting against him?  Well he will show us.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Principles and spines. Why the GOP establishment doesn't understand.

Word came out today that McConnell and the GOP establishment are hell bent on destroying a private Republican consulting firm because they had the audacity to work with the Senate Conservatives Fund. This really comes as no surprise. After all the SCF is determined to remove McConnell and his squishy friends from office.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Why Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are responsible for Obamacare roll out failure.

Follow me on this one. Yes, I fully supported them in their bid to defund or delay Obamacare. I truly believe that it is the most destructive force to ever be unleashed upon the American workforce and the economy as a whole.

But look at it this way. Contrary to what Obama and HHS want to admit, they knew that the webpage was going to fail, and fail spectacularly.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Just think soon they will control your healthcare too.

With the passage of Obamacare and the twisted pretzel shape that John Roberts had to get into to shove his head that far up his ass to rule it constitutional comes a glimmer of hope. Wait, no. That's not the right word. What I meant was another reason to fear for your personal freedom and wealth.

Imagine this you immigrate, legally I might add, from Iraq in 1970 in the pursuit of all that the American dream offers. You follow the rules become a citizen, open a small business, employ people in the community, work hard and become a productive member of society, unlike the moochers and fee loaders they want to legalize now. What does it get you? The IRS stealing 35,651.11of your hard earned money.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Charles Boustany.. Flag Waiver

I write this as being from LA originally I try to keep up with the goings on there. When one thinks about the type of Republican that should be coming from the State of Louisiana one thinks of the type of Senator that Ted Cruz is, or the type of Congressman Trey Gowdy is. Meaning they obviously have no interest in being someone's friend or following GOP "leadership" just to get along.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chuck Schumer says the Tea party is dead.. again

A breath of fresh advice and prognostication from the man more in tune with the Tea Party than possibly anyone in the country. Chuck Schumer has come out and saved us from ourselves. He has let us know that the Tea Party movement has peaked, and that the upcoming Republican caucus will be less terrorist like.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Backroom deals and the proof of a lack of spine

It was announced today that the complete surrender of the GOP is in the works. McConnell got with Reid and gave away the farm, while Boehner is making sure that the House passes the bill with Dem votes first to prevent a filibuster from Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. If you think this wasn't always the plan you've lost your mind.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Feed on the Hate, it's all we have left


Now that Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have officially capitulated we can go ahead and start focusing on the things that are important in life. Like how to get them both out of office now. We're looking at you Ohio.

To be honest Boehner hasn't completely tucked tail just yet, but let's be honest we all know it's coming.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Shocking Inusrance companies leaving Nebraska Exchanges

In a move that will surprise no one, well maybe the White House and Nancy Pelosi, but in my defense she is surprised at everything.
Nine companies have notified customers and the state of Nebraska that they will be leaving the individual market and in some cases the group market once the regulations come into play on Jan 1.

Senate GOP screws you again


According to the Hill the Senate Republicans want to offer a plan that would raise the debt limit, and fold completely by funding the Government for a year at Sequestration levels. Notice it says nothing about defunding Obamacare, only removing the medical device tax.

Polls that make GOP squirm

So the AP released a new poll that will tell people what we already know. Nobody in the country likes anybody in Washington. The bad thing is that shockingly in this poll the GOP came out looking like the biggest losers.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thanks for nothing Paul Ryan


In negotiations there is a saying "shoot for the stars and you might get the moon." Basically ask for everything you could dream about and you might be able to end up with close to what you really wanted. Republicans in Congress have never learned this lesson. They shoot for their nuts and typically end up shooting their own feet. Meaning they start out asking for less than they should dream about and end up with only looking spineless with a bloody foot.

We're Park Rangers and you're not allowed here!!

The National Park Service has entered its new role of totalitarian enforcement squad with vigor and enthusiasm not normally seen from government employees. After all that is where the phrase "good enough for government work" came from.

Of course I guess those people never got to live out the life of ardent ass-hat preventing seniors and tourists from seeing Old Faithful erupt

Monday, October 7, 2013

Captured AQ leader great news, but why do we know it?

I have read a few places this morning that we captured an AQ leader in Tripoli Libya. That news in and of itself is a great thing. We can interrogate him - turns out no Miranda issued yet - and hopefully get some real intelligence that can be used. That of course is a fallacy.

ATF trying to block book on Fast and Furious

The ATF knows that the Fast and Furious debacle would be enough to get people arrested in normal times. Of course as we all know now these are not normal times. With Barry throwing temper tantrums over the shut down to make the average Americans life miserable we can all see that life is a touch bit different these days.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Po Pimps in 4th grade?

Maybe you have seen this maybe you haven't but here ladies and gentlemen is just another example of Common Core making sure that our children are ready for the world. I mean once they get through school they have to be able to survive and that's where Common Core comes in. I mean how else can they explain teaching kids about a song called Po Pimp in fourth grade.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

No more money after 17 Oct.

In a move that seems oddly reminiscent of the play made during the debt limit fight last December when Treasury forced us to hit the debt limit earlier than expected, they now say that will happen Oct 17th. Forcing Congress to act within 2 weeks of the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Ok, so not really out of money, just not able to borrow any more, we will still have 30 billion or so on hand, plus whatever the government brings in for the month. Anyone else find it odd that right before the debt limit fight comes up news comes out about how we are broke and unable to borrow any more?

Yeah I don't find it odd either. I'm also pretty sure that it is nothing more than pressure applied to Boehner because they know he has no spine.

But I say screw it. Let's hit the debt limit. Let's make it so there is no more borrowing, once the initial screaming dies down we can get down to the problems at hand. The out of control spending. Once there is no money to spend on dumb things and pet projects, priorities get shuffled real quick.

Time to make D.C. learn some new priorities. So screw it, don't pass a debt limit deal. Give them nothing.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Your property is not your own.

I know what your thinking, the tin foil on your head is wrapped a bit too tight today. Loosen up a little bit, watch Cruz lay the smacketh down and have a drink. I assure you I will, but follow me here.

Two seventh grade students were suspended from school because they were playing with guns. Well Mr. Handbook you say, guns are not allowed in schools and should not be played with. True, except we are talking about air soft pellet pistols, and they were in their own yard.

Cruz quasi filibuster. But will it matter? UPDATED

I’m sitting here watching Ted Cruz give his speech on the Senate floor, and Mike Enzi just started asking his question about if there was a better way to have done this than to wait until the last minute. Well Mike yes, yes there was. That sir is not really the issue here, although it is a part of the problem.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Just like that government accountability died a little more.

So the D.C. Court of Appeals has decided that who the President of the United States meets with is well, none of your damn business. In a decision that contains a level asshatedness not seen since the Obamacare decision, the Appeals Court unanimously decided that the logs of who visits the Oval Office is beyond the reach of the FOIA.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Yes, defunding Obamacare is worth shutting down the Government

In fact I think anything that prevents Congress from passing any laws for a while might be something worth looking into. Hell I would be willing to pay them more to just go away. But since they wont take that deal I guess we are stuck with them. The least they could do is something worth a damn for once. To that extent thank you, Senator Lee.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

God Bless America! Enjoy your Independance Day!

  On this day 237 years ago, 56 men signed a document who, had things gone a touch different, would have been hanged for treason against the crown. These men were willing to pledge to each other their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, in the name of Divine Providence. All for the idea, the belief, that there was a better way. A way forward that prevented the tyranny against the people that they had seen grow so fertile in Europe.

  When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, it was at it's time the largest slap in the face that all monarchs had ever seen. The concept that no man was more important than any other, the concept that the crown was not, by any idea, a person chosen by God to lead was anathema to every belief held at the time. A concept of self reliance and self government of the people, by the people, and for the people would prove to grow into a world superpower while providing more individual freedom than had ever been seen before.

  Now we seem to be at a turning point in the ideals that our Founding Fathers fought so hard to promote and instill in our country. Daily we find out about new ways the government is eroding our very basic rights that were bestowed upon us by our Creator, and deem thus inalienable. We are quickly finding out that tyranny is a determined enemy and willing to bid it's time waiting for us to lose our focus.

  Constantly we are deprived of liberties and rights in the name of security, or for the greater good. This country was never designed for one man to suffer for another to succeed. Everyone has that equal opportunity to succeed, it is what you do with that opportunity that has made our country great. Our founding principals were never designed for the outcome to be equal, that relied on you and your personal initiative, how hard are you willing to work for it.

   And yet a mere 237 years later here we are, consistently being stripped of our rights. Are we willing to admit that we were willing to give up or freedom for the false sense of security? Will Benjamin Franklin prove right?  Will we falter and fail at this experiment that had never before seen on Earth and allow it to go into the history books as another failed form of government that will eventually devolve into tyranny? Or will we follow our rights and as the Declaration itself says:

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

  The ball, as they say, is in our court. We the People, have given the government it's power through our consent. Are we still willing to consent to our government that which it has decided it has the ability and power to inflict upon us? Or is it time to get excited and prove once again that we will not be subjects, we are THE PEOPLE, and the government answers TO US, not us to them.

  While you are enjoying your independence day with explosives, beer, and bar-b-q, remember why we celebrate today and the men who risked everything to provide us with a country that allows any man to prosper, if he so chooses.

Happy Independence Day from The Handbook.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gun control votes and who will throw the 2nd amendment away.

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state; and the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.   (2nd Amendment)

When those words were attached to the Bill of Rights the Founders had a  very specific purpose in mind. It is not a coincidence that it was added second only to the freedom of speech, religion, and ability to assemble peaceably and freely. They understood that without the 2nd Amendment there was really no reason to have the 1st.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Been away but we're back

For the three of you who read this I would like to apologize for the last month of not being here. I did a move from England back to the states and getting all of that done and getting back to a point where I had a chance to sit down and pay attention, much less write something was, well, a bit of a struggle you could say.

So while I was away Sequester went through, the world didn't end, but apparently White House tours did. Not sure how much that saved us but I'm certain that we are on our way to a balanced budget due to that and that alone.

The CR that went through the Senate funded Obamacare, we are 16 trillion in debt, and can't allow people to have a tour of the White House but we can fund a monstrosity that will take up 1/6 of the economy. Yeah that makes sense. To every Republican who voted to fund Obamacare through the CR should be primaried and removed from office. They say that elections have consequences, well to every person currently residing in some cushy government elected office, you should understand that each vote you cast has consequences. If we have to deal with the crap you vote for once you get elected then you are going to have to deal with us. It is that simple.

Before I went away for a while I was one of the people saying that we should allow for sequester to go through. Congrats Republicans you didn't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on that one. I know people say that sequester is going to hurt. I firmly believe that the only people that are going to feel the pain are the military. Which is kind of retarded but, such is life.

Now on to the budget fight. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Is Obama squirming over sequestration?

On Jan 1st Congress and Obama made a deal that push sequestration back to March 1st. In that Obama was able to get his tax increases that he wanted on the "wealthiest Americans", and apparently the GOP managed to screw up and paint him into a corner. That is the only thing that can explain why Obama is all of a sudden willing to do a short term extension of cuts to put off sequestration for a few more months.

The fact that something the GOP did actually might work, is well, shocking. Don't think I'm going all soft on them though. Like I said, I'm pretty sure this was something they lucked into.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jindal still has some fixin to do in LA

Every Tuesday at Fresh Market stores in LA, you are able to buy a gallon of milk for 2.99, this was a promotion that the store had been running for some time. Now, thanks to some unidentified complaint, the State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says that this is illegal and has to stop.

No seriously a State Commissioner told a store that it is against the law for them to put a particular product on sale because the Dairy Stabilization Board doesn't like it being the price that Fresh Market was selling the milk. Understand this, they were not affecting the price that the store itself was willing to buy the milk from the distributor, merely lowering the cost that they sold it to the consumer, also known as a sale. They LOST money on this deal. Willingly lost money on this deal.

Friday, January 25, 2013

English Socialism: Report on your Neighbor

As some of you know I am currently residing in England, however, thankfully not for much longer. Now that being said I was at McDonald's today and saw a sign that seriously bothered me for a few reasons.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Does the No budget No pay bill really make a difference?

I ask this in all seriousness. The House passing the bill is a good step I think, but where does it really get us? It allows Obama to continue his reckless spending until April at the earliest and only means that the Senate has to do the job that the Constitution requires them to do already. So again I ask does this really make a difference?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Debt Limit is the right fight, but is only the beginning.

I have been reading a lot of things today about how people out there are thinking that we should not have the fight on the debt limit because it is as they say "the wrong fight". People like Newt Gingrich think that we should wait and fight in March at the end of the CR and allow the debt limit to raise now and make the rest of the spending official in March with an actual budget. As if the Senate will actually pass one of those. HAHAHA

Monday, January 14, 2013

Did Treasury force us to hit the debt limit during fiscal cliff debate?

Earlier I spoke about how it seemed kind of odd that throughout the year the Treasury kept telling us that we would make it until Feb before the debt limit was reached. Then magically on Dec 31 we hit the debt ceiling. Turns out we hit it on that date because Timothy Geithner forced us to hit it on that date.

According to CNSNews it turns out that we borrowed $95.953 billion that we didn't even need. Why because that amount raised our debt from $16.298022 trillion to 16.393975 trillion with the debt limit being at $16.394 trillion.

Wal Mart caving to the gun nuts.

According to Liberty News, Wal Mart is suspending the ordering of any new ammunition until D.C. decides on what asinine new encroachments they want to put on our 2nd Amendment rights.

“As of right now WalMart is not going to be making any new orders of ammo because of the upcoming decision on the Second Amendment.  As of right now we are unsure of what new legislation might be coming, and because of this, we are suspending new orders."

Friday, January 11, 2013

Why Obama won re-election.

We have come a long way throughout the relatively short history of our country. We went from ruled colonies to one of the most powerful to the most powerful nation in under 200 years. That ladies and gentlemen is amazing.

But slowly along the way things started to happen. We started to relax our morals, we started to lose that self determination that allowed us to strive to such great heights so quickly.

Slowly but surely we started to look for reasons not to succeed rather that looking for ways to succeed. Everything started to become what someone else did to us to prevent us from succeeding, rather than what we caused to happen to ourselves. Basically we got lazy.

Did everyone? No just like all things some of us have retained that self responsibility and determination that made this country great. Then there are people like this that take that want of someone else to fix everything they screwed up because it is never their fault to a whole new level.

Watch this video. No seriously, I'll wait. Come back when your done.

Like that? Make you think? Wondering why I am putting a video like that up?

Seriously think about why this video proves exactly why Obama was re-elected. It's never your fault, or you didn't build that. It doesn't matter someone is always responsible for everything that has happened to you in your life, good or bad.

Look at the people who refuse to allow SS or Medicare to be cut. Not only is this a problem from a fiscal standpoint this is a serious problem from a personal responsibility stand point. People aren't even required to take responsibility for their own well being when they get older. Why should they take responsibility for anything they do now?

Oh and to answer the question/statement she makes at the end? You lady, who pumped out 15 kids is the one who is going to pay for them. Until we force that to happen in all cases we will continue to have people like this and Presidents like this one.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Can Conservatives win the coming debt limit and sequester fight?

I ask this in all seriousness. I know that if we had a "leadership" that was more concerned with reigning in spending and reducing the debt we could win. The problem is we don't have that kind of leadership. True, we do have some in Congress that feel this way and have the spine to make it work, but those unfortunately do not amount to numbers that we need.

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will capitulate and cave long before we ever get to point of actually making the Dems sweat. Reason is the other side already knows that the Republican "Leadership" is scared of the media narrative blaming them if things don't go the exact way that the Dems want it to. We all know that those spineless fools will never have the fortitude to actually force the cuts that are needed.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Blame the Media for current Gun Control fight. UPDATE

With the gun grabbing left in full swing, and even beginning to attract some of those that at one point or another we endorsed by the NRA, I believe that it is time to start talking about what gun control laws would actually prevent.

And for the record no I DO NOT mean mass shootings.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Joygasim: Boehner re-elected as Speaker

May we now get exactly what we voted for. A fool with no backbone and zero principals who is possibly the worst negotiator in the history of the republic.

I'm so glad only 9 Republicans in the house actually had the guts to try to remove this idiot from office. I'm sure this will work out wonderfully. Especially since Boehner now refuses to negotiate one on one with the President. Of course with him, that's probably a good thing.

We asked for it, Now we have it.

For the last month I have been screaming to the world and all three of you here that read this, that we needed to go over the cliff. Pass a bill in the house that was logical and made full of common sense, you know balancing the budget type stuff, and then send it to the Senate and walk away. Instead what happened is what always happens. The Republican "Leadership" caved and gave away everything and then some.

Oh and for those of you about to say it, DO NOT come to me and talk about changing a narrative for the debt ceiling debate. Even you can't possibly believe that Boehner (if still speaker) and McConnell are going to show any more backbone than what they did here.