Monday, April 27, 2009

Look who wants to govern California! Perhaps this state needs to split in half.
Big Hollywood Blog Archive Empty Suit, California Style

Sunday, April 26, 2009

"...In turn, this is why religion is always the enemy of the state (but not vice versa), and the real reason for the left's antipathy to it. The elimination of religion is always at the heart of the leftist project, whether we're talking about communists, fascists, or the ACLU. The antipathy is not accidental, but essential, for the religious person is intrinsically at odds with the goals of the state, which is an autopoeitic system that, left to its own devices, slowly gobbles up more and more liberty; this system "eats" freedom and dissipates wealth, as we see in Obama's unprecedented expansion of government. (Insert countless other historical/contemporary examples here ________.)

[And please do not caricature our position, as we strongly believe in the necessity of the state, specifically, the one envisaged by our Constitution.]

This conflict has to do with the fundamental dialectic between our individual-ism and social-ism. There is nothing wrong with the latter, as we cannot be an individual in the absence of the group. The problem with the left is that they replace the "interior we" with the "exterior us," which means that they replace spontaneous civil society with state coercion. This is how to best understand, say, the attempt to undermine marriage (the fundamental "we" of civilization), or destroy the Boy Scouts, or eliminate conservative radio, or reduce the deduction for charitable giving. The left wants you to always look first to the government for help (and information, which is the purpose of the moonstream media), not fellow human beings..."
Read it all:
One Cosmos: Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California .

White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally! Scientists stumped.

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.

Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Lichtenstein. No other country comes forward to help the beleaguered nation!

Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.

85-year $75.8 billion study: Diet and exercise is the key to weight loss.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Global cooling blamed for citrus crop failure for third consecutive year in Mexifornia and Floruba.

Abortion clinics now available in every High School in United States

Senate still blocking drilling in ANWR even though gas is selling for 4532 Pesos per liter and gas stations are only open on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.

Average height of NBA players is now nine feet, seven inches.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2030.

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent..

Floruba voters still having trouble with voting machines.

Now, send this to whomever you want and as many as you want, then, guess what...NOTHING will happen. No miracles, no money, absolutely nothing, except you might make someone smile or be very very scared.

I Love This Country!

It's The Government That Scares Me!

Monday, April 20, 2009

By Kyle-Anne Shiver
In all my years of watching news coverage in America, I don't believe I have ever witnessed more condescending, amateurish, purely politicized reporting than what just transpired among the liberal MSM covering America's Tax Day Tea Parties. The Tea Parties represented a very significant news event:
American Thinker: MSM's Tea Party Cognitive Dissonance

Sunday, April 19, 2009

YouTube - TVS

Here is a cool you tube video of my friend Thomas van Stein(see link on right under artists) painting .

YouTube - TVS

Saturday, April 18, 2009

In case you missed this toxic example of the distorted view of the projection
of a woman who considers herself reasonable and maligns anyone who has a
different view of things than she does pull the pathetic race card you are
fortunate indeed. When our tea party in Santa Barbara ,organized by a petite powerhouse of a woman named Heather Bryden in three weeks asked me for a bit of help for this grass roots event, I suggested that she get Lloyd Marcus who had written "The Tea Party Song" and before I knew it we had the honor of
having Lloyd stay with us. It was appalling last night to watch, in passing, this incoherent woman, Janeane Garofalo speak with the condescending disrespect for others that seems to be typical of today's moonbat left . Here is what she said on MSNBC:( IF AT ANY TIME YOU BECOME NAUSEATED SKIP DOWN TO LLOYD'S RESPONSE WHICH HE EMAILED TO ME)
JANEANE GAROFALO: "Thank you. You know, there's nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they're not quite certain what he's saying. It sounds right and then it doesn't make sense. Which, let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but
a bunch of teabagging rednecks. And there is no way around that. And you know, you can tell these type of right wingers anything and they'll believe it, except the truth. You tell them the truth and they become -- it's like showing Frankenstein's monster fire. They become confused, and angry and highly volatile. That guy, causing them feelings they don't know, because their limbic brain, we've discussed this before, the limbic brain inside a right-winger or Republican or conservative or your average white power activist, the limbic brain is much larger in their head space than in a reasonable person, and it's pushing against the frontal lobe. So their synapses are misfiring. .. And again, this is about racism. It could be any issue, any port in the storm. These guys hate that a black guy is in the White House. But they immigrant bash, they pretend taxes and tea bags, and like I said, most of them probably couldn't tell you thing one about taxation without
representation, the Boston tea party, the British imperialism, whatever the
history lesson has to be. But these people, all white for the most part,
unless there's some people with Stockholm syndrome there ..."


A Black Tells Garafalo Don't Speak for Him:
Ms Garafalo, HOW DARE YOU! Calling hard working, decent American taxpayers
'racist tea bagging rednecks' simply because they protest outrageous
government spending is evil. Your irresponsible divisive accusation fuels the > flames of racial hatred and could inspire violence against whites.
Your arrogance in saying that I suffer from “Stockholm Syndrome” because I am
a black man who loves his country and my fellow Americans is beyond measure.
I can not begin to express how offensive it is for me to hear narcissistic
superior liberals lecturing me on why I should view myself as a victim and
hate white America. You are sick, evil or both.
As a black man, I ask that you please confine your liberal insulting rhetoric
on my behalf to your elitist cocktail parties where you pat yourselves on the
back for the number of blacks on your guest list.
The American people are good. Obama was elected president, NOT King. We have a
right and duty to protest against policies we believe to be wrong for America.
Why? Because freedom isn't free!
Your despicable lies only embolden us patriots to stand tall, united, and
strong for America.

Lloyd Marcus, Songwriter & Vocalist of the “American Tea Party Anthem”.
President, NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative
People of Color)

The New Media Journal | The Left Is Making a Mistake in Ridiculing the Tea Parties by Frank Salvato

HT to my pal the Shark:
The New Media Journal | The Left Is Making a Mistake in Ridiculing the Tea Parties by Frank Salvato

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Federal agency warns of radicals on right - Washington Times

Federal agency warns of radicals on right - Washington Times
"The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One Cosmos

"...Once again, the counter-revolutionaries, led by an acolyte of the devil-worshipping Saul Alinsky, are back in the saddle. Remember, he was merely following in the footsteps of "the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment..., Lucifer." In this regard, let's just let one of his clowns again speak for himself:

"Satan has always been a more attractive character than God, because rebels are cool and God is such an asshole. Aside from suborning genocide, getting all bent out of shape if he's not worshiped sufficiently, and other assorted Biblical atrocities, just look at the people he has speak for him on Earth. Who wouldn't want to be on the opposite side from such people?"

You see? It's all self-evident. Satan is cool and attractive, God is an asshole, the Bible is a compendium of atrocities, and Godly people are demonic. I never engage in polemic, unless I'm just trying to be funny. But when I say that the worldview of the left is precisely upside down and inside out, I am again being quite literal and matter of fact..."

One Cosmos

Pajamas TV - Tea Party Coalition Show - 2 Days Until Tax Day - Video

Pajamas TV - Tea Party Coalition Show - 2 Days Until Tax Day - Video

Monday, April 13, 2009

Primordial Slack: Baby-Making

For Chloe and Sam:

Primordial Slack: Baby-Making
Here is Michael Patrick Leahey's interview with singer songwriter Lloyd Marcus who sang at the Santa Barbara Tea Party on April 4 and will be kicking off the Sacramento Tea Party on April 15.

Pajamas TV - Tea Party Coalition Show Lloyd Marcus Profile, Tea Party Poster Contests - Video

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Michael Patrick Leahy of Pajama's Media TV interviews the Lloyd Marcus who performed at our Santa Barbara Tea Party and shows some great footage of the protest.

Pajamas TV - Tea Party Coalition Show - Countdown to Tax Day - Video

Monday, April 06, 2009

YouTube - Op zoek naar Maria - Dans in het Centraal Station van Antwerpen

Now for a change of pace:

YouTube - Op zoek naar Maria - Dans in het Centraal Station van Antwerpen
Read it all!

"... We start from the belief that prosperity is indivisible; that growth, to be sustained, has to be shared; and that our global plan for recovery must have at its heart the needs and jobs of hard-working families, not just in developed countries but in emerging markets and the poorest countries of the world too; and must reflect the interests, not just of today’s population, but of future generations too. We believe that the only sure foundation for sustainable globalization and rising prosperity for all is an open world economy based on market principles, effective regulation, and strong global institutions..."

Parsing this new language:

1. “… a commitment to free market principles …” has been replaced by “… based on market principles …”. Note that the word “free” is nowhere in the document.
2. “… rule of law …” is nowhere in the document
3. “… private property …” is nowhere in the document
4. “… open trade and investment …” has been replaced by “… open world economy …” (This one is fine, I think.)
5. “… competitive markets …” and the word “competitive” are nowhere in the document
6. “… efficient, effectively regulated financial systems” has been replaced by “effective regulation, and strong global institutions.”
7. The over-regulation caution is gone."

Now go read what the failed socialist and communist countries want to do at: What happened to FREE markets in London?
"Grace Capitol Church in Concord is promoting its Easter service with posters of Jesus’ face above the work “HOPE.” The image of Jesus is made to look like the now iconic Obama image created by Shepard Fairey."
Concord Church Promotes “Hope” at Easter Time : Now! HampshireI wonder if that "community organizing" ACORN had anything to do with helping out these church going folks? Just sayin'... ACORN has 8 billion from the stimulus package of our money while they slashed 1.4 billion off missile defense
Change: $8B for ACORN while missile defense slashed $1.4B

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Here is an oldie, reworked goody posted today, Sunday April 5 by the Esteemed Doctor of the Raccoons, Gagdad Bob, who helps me daily to keep my head together at One Cosmos. Read it all if you are so inclined.

"...His Satanic Majesty would probably even request that we not call him "evil." Rather, he would turn the tables and say that humans are evil -- just like the ACLU, he would argue that every cop is a criminal and all the Sunnis saints. So please, have some sympathy for the ACLU, or they will be pleased to meet you in court and lay your solvency to waste. After all, our courts are governed by the Adversarial system, in that they are the one place where the Adversary can have the most influence. This is why it is so vital that the Adversary pack the Sssupreme Court in hisss image..."

One Cosmos
Independent minded Santa Barbarians turned out yesterday for a Tea Party in which Paul Revere, riding his prancing, proud horse, led a tax protest march from the courthouse to a rally that took place between the Federal bankruptcy court and a funeral parlor. The march started with over 1000 people spontaneously singing "God Bless America" and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
Singer songwriter Lloyd Marcus(see yesterday's link) warmed up the crowd with a call out to all those who had served in the military singing "Proud To Be An American". Then he sang his original "Tea Party Song" and the crowd went wild. Moderating for the rally was recovered liberal Tammy Bruce, writer and talk show warrior
who inspired independent thinkers, Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Libertarian of the urgent need to organize demanding fiscal responsibility from our elected politicians, and to support candidates who vote that way. Novelist, screenwriter Andrew Klavan, delightedly surprised that anybody would turn up but his friends, was very funny in his painfully accurate talk about the many links between big government and Hollywood zombie movies. Local state senators Tony Strickland and George Runner showed up along with the Mayor of Lompoc. There was no clean up necessary after this event. Not one plastic bottle or piece of paper remained after everyone had gone home. Imagine that.
Thanks to Julie to pointing out Glenn Reynold's mention of the event on Instapundit where he posted my pictures and great links to more.
Instapundit Blog Archive ANOTHER TEA PARTY PROTEST IN SANTA BARBARA: With cries of “Repeal, recall, revolt!” several h…

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Andrew Klavan responds to the hateful emails he got after busting Rush's attackers for actually not listening to the show. Read the comments to and pre order his new thriller "The Last Thing I Remember" at Amazon. He will be a speaker at the Tea Party in SB today.

Klavan On The Culture Honk! You’re Hateful
Tax Day party count nearing 2,000 U.S. cities

Friday, April 03, 2009

Check out Lloyd Marcus who will be at the Santa Barbara County Tea Party today, Sat. April 4. Dedicated slacker Gecko will be photographing as a citizen reporter for Pajamas Media. More later.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Victor Davis Hanson separating the wheat from the chaff:

"...If you believed that Main Street and Wall Street have little, if anything, to do with why publishers can afford to extend million-dollar book advances, or why the Ivy League has millions in scholarships for students, or why foundations, universities, and governments can afford to hire so many advisors, consultants, administrators, lawyers, and professors, then you would never really connect the conditions that promote good business with those that allow intellectuals, technocrats, and bureaucrats to thrive.

If you believed that those with capital have had an unfortunate head start, or have done dubious things that others less fortunate would not, then you would seek ways to forgive loans, to allow the indebted to start over with a clean slate, to ensure new borrowing with record-low interest rates, to lower or eliminate taxes on most people, and to expand in turn the financial help from the government — and not worry that stocks are down, dividends are nearly nonexistent, interest on deposits is at a record low, equity in real property has often disappeared, and accumulated capital is itself often diminished or insecure.

If you believed that the story of the United States is more a narrative of gender, race, and class oppression than of brave souls promoting liberty and trying to reify the promise of the Constitution, then you would have empathy for fellow victims of such endemic Western oppression. The cries from the heart we are hearing from Bolivia and Cuba, from Iran, Syria, and the West Bank, are not anti-American, much less illiberal: they are efforts to articulate the oppression that the people in those places have suffered at the hands of others..."
President Obama’s First 70 Days by Victor Davis Hanson on National Review Online

Future Present | The Return Of Scipio

HT to Julie via Vanderleun for this essay:

Future Present | The Return Of Scipio