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Browsing Posts published in July, 2009

0bama is trying to use the bully pulpit to promote his takeover of our health care system.  Being a member of the PowerPoint generation, he has his eight-point presentation.  Let us take each point seriatim:

1. No Discrimination for Pre-Existing Conditions: Insurance companies will be prohibited from refusing you coverage because of your medical history.

First, we must acknowledge the locus of the problem.  When one moves from one employer’s group plan to another’s, one is not denied coverage for pre-existing conditions.  It is mainly a problem with people trying to get individual insurance.  The solution is not to force insurance companies to accept customers with pre-existing conditions.  That is akin to buying an auto insurance policy after one has been in an accident, and the insurance company is prohibited from refusing coverage and is required to pay for the repairs.  Just as with an auto accident, the policy in force when the diagnosis is made should be held responsible for treatment.

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Relatively non-confrontational this time.

However I did try to get the reporter to run this photo to illustrate the paragraph on politics but alas it did not make it into the online edition. Pity, since it is so flattering to both me and Bob.

Joe Budzinski introduces Bob McDonnell at town hall meeting in Sterling

The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has admitted he is incapable of understanding a bill for which he is sure to vote:

He has admitted his incompetence to be a Congressman and should resign immediately.

It appears that another officer, Sgt. Leon Lashley, is in on the alleged/imagined conspiracy against Gates.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A black police officer who was at Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s home when the black Harvard scholar was arrested says he fully supports how his white fellow officer handled the situation.

Could it be that the white cop, Sgt Crowley, is not a racist after all?  Nah.  Is is possible that acting like an ass towards a cop is something best reserved for mentally defective teenagers.  Not according to some.  “Being a jerk is not illegal,” they say.  This line of argument is a red herring.  Being a jerk is not illegal.  But!!! Acting out, like a jerk, and getting loud with the police can be illegal.  Elements of Disturbing the Peace:

It shall be unlawful for any person to:

1. Make, continue, maintain or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary, unreasonable or unusually loud noise or any noise in such manner as to annoy, offend, disturb, injure or endanger the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of any reasonable person of normal auditory sensitivity residing in the area.

2. Use, operate or permit the use or operation of any electronic device, radio receiving set, television, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of any reasonable person of normal auditory sensitivity inhabiting the area.

3. Congregate because of, participate in or be in any party or gathering of people from which sound emanates of a sufficient volume so as to disturb the peace, quiet or repose of any reasonable person of normal auditory sensitivity residing in any residential area. No person shall visit or remain within any residential dwelling unit wherein such party or gathering is taking place except persons who have gone there for the sole purpose of abating said disturbance. A police officer may order all persons present in any group or gathering from the dwelling unit to immediately disperse in lieu of being charged under this Section.

From section 1, disturbing the peace includes making a loud noise that is annoying, offensive,  or unreasonable.  Gates was yelling that Officer Crowley is a racist.  Gates was yelling ‘‘THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO BLACKMEN IN AMERICA.’  Gates was yelling at the police who were there to protect his property.  Gates was fitting the bill for section 1 above, and venting what is obviously a lot of pent up hatred towards Sgt. Crowlely, who is white.

The police were responding to a report that two black men with backpacks had broken into a home.  Officer Crowly followed SOP, for the sake of his safety and Gates’s safety.  Gates repaid Crowly by calling him a racist and insulting his mother.   Henry Louis Gates was disturbing the peace and acting like an insufferable ass.  His pal, President Obama, is still busy pulling his foot out of his mouth.  Sgt Crowle, after being phoned by Obama, says he still supports the President.

Maybe Gates should learn something about grace and forgiveness from Crowley instead of trying to teach Crowley a lesson or two about race in America.  Maybe the President could learn a thing or two about keeping his mouth shut until he has had time to learn something about the topic in question.

The Obamaists are trying there very best to attack Sarah Palin, aren’t they ?

The independent investigator who has accused Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of violating state ethics laws is a major donor to the Democratic Party as well as a partner in a law firm that represented Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Thomas Daniel was hired by the Alaska Personnel Board in late April to investigate several complaints against Palin, including one filed by an Alaska resident who claims the governor used her official position for personal gain by authorizing the creation of a trust to use as her legal defense fund.

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Independent investigator ? Right…

To influence American voting you have to address a variety of different levels, so to speak. You have to appeal to the readers as well as the watchers, and also to the vaguely clued in overhearers who really don’t know what the hell is going on but get a whiff here and there while they are waiting in line at Taco Bell. From a tiny bit of political experience I believe it is that third group that will put you over the top or sink you.

The readers and watchers are going to get their info from places like InstaPundit, Powerline, Other McCain, and Ace. These are serious blogs whose writers put in major time and effort.

The third group of American voters is exponentially larger and probably has never heard of any of those blogs. They get their information from driving down the road, listening to the radio, watching their monthly bills and paycheck stubs, and hearing what everyone else is talking about.

For the record, I am thinking NovaTownHall might well position itself as a “Group Three” oriented blog. Personally, I am pretty comfortable just floating the “Dipshit” concept and pushing it to the hilt. “The guy’s a dipshit so let’s go whole hog trumpeting that fact.” Slogans, graphics, blog titles and bumper stickers – I don’t see how we can go wrong and we might very well be able to achieve some good for our nation.

Others are way ahead of us

Sentiment toward President Obama is shifting fast if bumper stickers have anything to do with it:

How’s that hopey, changey thing working out for you?

Bankrupt America? Yes, we can!

He is not that smart and not that good a perpetual candidate, and definitely not ready for prime time. The dipshit thing has legs, people.

Henry Louis Gates is a professor of African American Studies.  Gates has many publications.  Gates teaches at Harvard.  Gates is obviously intelligent, but intelligence does not inoculate one from racism.  Racism is just another expression of the evil in mankind’s heart.   Intelligence is not a cure for evil.  Harvard has had racists on its faculty in the past.  So Gates is just another permutation.   It is wonderful to see that beneath the skin we really all are the same.

Below is page three of the arrest report, filed by Officer Carlo Figueroa.  The arresting Officer Sgt James Crowley was the man accused of racism.  Note that the arrestee, Prof. Henry Louis Gates acted like an ass, as racist will do when confronted by those they hate.


It appears from the report that Prof. Gates was in no mood to cooperate.  It appears that Prof. Gates was yelling at a peace officer.  This is typically referred to as ‘Asinine’ .  It appears the Sgt. Crowley was asking for the ‘gentleman’s information‘ — oh the humanity!

Since both Officers Crowley and Figueroa did not back off after Gates yelled ‘you don’t know who you are messing with’ — they are obviously are racist bumpkins.   How else could they not know who Henry Louis Gates is?  Why, he is a friend of Obama and the great zimzo.  Gates insisted that a cop doing his job is a racist for asking someone to show information.  A cop asking someone for proof that they are who they claim to be, and, that the house they just broke into is in fact theirs is not a sign of racism.  Screaming ‘THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO BLACKMEN IN AMERICA’ repeatedly for the sole reason of intimidating the white cop is a sign of racism.

Given the behavior described in the report it is clear that Gates was over the top.  He could not handle being questioned by a white cop, Sgt Crowley.  Or is it that Gates hates all cops.  This is a different form of bigotry, but maybe not so bad as racism, maybe we could put this incident in the best possible light.  That would be the charitable thing to do.

Since Obama, and the rest of the Democrat party is ready to think the worst possible, we as a nation should then use the same yardstick on the supporters of the Democrat party.  This police report leads one to the inescapable conclusion that is an infantile, self important jerk, who hates the police.  He couches his hatred in racist victimological jargon.  His reported refusal to cooperate, and his yelling of racist remarks fit the charge of disturbing the peace to a tee.


The saddest part of all this three ring circus in Cambridge is that the three ring circus on the Potomac got involved.  The President of the United States tarred an entire police force because his pal was insulted.  The insult of being questioned by a white cop unhinged Henry Louis Gates.  His friend Barak Hussein Obama came to his defense and called the cops stupid, ‘The police acted stupidly.’  Reminds me more of a pair of third graders than a Harvard Professor and the man we elected to lead us from the Oval Office.