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Archive for March, 2010

That the Dictator in Chief was going to “bring the troops home” (we see how that’s worked out), my friends from the “Civil Liberties” department tried to tell me that the D.I.C would be fantastic on these basic Constitutional Rights.

Well, what say you now…Obama Supports DNA Sampling Upon Arrest

“We have 18 states who are taking DNA upon arrest,” Walsh said. “It’s no different than fingerprinting or a booking photo. … Since those states have been doing it, it has cleared 200 people that are innocent from jail.”

“It’s the right thing to do,” Obama replied. “This is where the national registry becomes so important, because what you have is individual states — they may have a database, but if they’re not sharing it with the state next door, you’ve got a guy from Illinois driving over into Indiana, and they’re not talking to each other.

How can anyone who reads the 4th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution tell me this is a good idea? Seriously folks. It’s bad enough the Almighty (Praise be to it) Government issues a S.S. number at my birth, but to have my DNA is a whole lot scarier.

Take for instances, if you got a extortion/speeding ticket and forgot to pay it. A warrant is issued for your arrest. You find yourself pulled over and put in handcuffs.You’re going to tell me that some Government enforcer is going to “swab” me because I didn’t pay them on time? Yeah, that’s not going to fly.

I’m sure some Red State Chest Thumper’s will be just fine with this because of some nonsensical view that it’s for “National Security” and more than likely some Blue State Whack-a-do’s, but myself, an Individual, will fight tooth and nail this gross intervention into my privacy.

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“Ron, you are one of the most fun and laid back guys to be around, but when we bring up the Government you turn into a whole different person. Why is that?”  I always respond with “Because the Government (No distinction between Republican or Democrat in my eyes) is always trying to steal from me or regulate something in my life. From the size of my toilet, to the Anti-Smoking Nazi’s, to  people who believe it’s for the children, and of course the Food Nazi’s”

And speaking of the Food Nazi’s, it seems that a group of Pediatricians want to redesign the all American classic, the Hot Dog. For what reason you ask? Because, wait for it…It’s for the children

From the article..”We know what shape, sizes and consistencies pose the greatest risk for choking in children and whenever possible food manufacturers should design foods to avoid those characteristics, or redesign existing foods when possible, to change those characteristics to reduce the choking risk,” said Dr. Gary Smith, immediate-past chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention and lead author of the organization’s new policy statement on preventing choking.

Now, who doesn’t want children choking on hot dogs? This is why man created forks and knives to cut food that would not choke you to death. Do children die from choking on foods? Yes. And as parents they take ever precaution they can to prevent this. Parents, is the key word here.

And whose ear does this group of Pediatricians have? The Almighty F.D.A.

“The FDA is concerned about the deaths and serious injuries caused by choking,” said agency spokeswoman Rita Chappelle. “We will also continue to consult with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on assessing choking hazards associated with food and take action against food products that are ‘unfit for food’ on a case-by-case basis.

There you have it friends. Your Government wants (and will) to regulate the size of your hot dogs. So, my friends who ask me why I turn into a different person when it comes to speaking about the Government, this is why.

Who want’s to start the “Hot Dog Black Market” with me?

h/t Wendy McElroy

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Nope, I’m not kidding. It seems Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina wants to replace President Grant’s mug with Ronald Wilson Reagan’s. 

From the congressmen’s webpage..“Every generation needs its own heroes,” said Congressman McHenry.  “One decade into the 21st century, it’s time to honor the last great president of the 20th and give President Reagan a place beside Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy.

“President Reagan was a modern day statesman, whose presidency transformed our nation’s political and economic thinking,” McHenry continued.  “Through both his domestic and international policies he renewed America’s self confidence, defeated the Soviets and taught us that each generation must provide opportunity for the next.”

Listen my Republican friends, I get your admiration for President Reagan. I loved his rhetoric and he did give some tremendous speeches. But this idolatry is as insane as a school renaming itself after President Obama. This it the type of stuff we point to the Left on when they worship one of their idols. Hello “Obama Messiah”. 

With all of the nonsense the Government has/is creating, to bring this kind of bill up is moronic. I get the whole scoring political points from your base, but if you really want to honor Ronald Reagan, start acting and voting like his rhetoric

More from the best blog wrap up site Memeorandum  

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Over at the best magazines’ blog Daniel McCarthy asked’s if  John Hostettler’s antiwar streak  could resonate beyond the GOP base?  And my question to that is, is it even an issue anymore to the general public?

With the election of President Obama making the antiwar movement impotent on the left side, I don’t even think it’s on people’s mind anymore. Sure Republicans will chest beat themselves over who’s tougher on the “War on Terror” but President Obama has pretty much done the same thing George W. Bush did. But the antiwar left has gone all but silent. So I don’t think the issue will even be made during the campaign. Would be shocked if it was.

To me the “establishment” antiwar movement of the past 8-9 years was all about the Democrats winning. As we have seen with the election of Obama and a majority Democrat congress. Much like the Tea Party movement really is all about getting Republicans back in power. Nothing “antiwar” about these folks, much like there’s nothing “limited government” about the Tea Party folks.

As for John Hostettler, it will be nice to see someone with a real deal Limited Government record get into the Senate. Imagine that, Sen.Rand Paul and Sen.John Hostettler. Nice ring to that.

Make sure you read this piece on John Hostettler by James Antle III.

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