Do You Have The Courage To Watch This Movie?

October 27, 2011

I’m going to guess that 90% will claim you do, but then do nothing. Sorry, folks, but that’s who we are, and I hope by challenging you, you will prove me wrong. Let me explain:

Take a look around you. Are you happy with where our society has gone?  Does it bother you to see the amount of violence our society seems to accept as “normal?” Are you uncomfortable seeing children grow up with virtually no concept of right and wrong?  Does it trouble you that young adults seem to make up their own rules as they go along, eschewing the accepted values of society?

It should worry you.

But what should worry you even more is the realization that we are now reaping what we have sown for several generations spawned from those wonderful days of “the sexual revolution” of the 60s. Since then, we have (as a society) sub-contracted the job of raising our children (and, therefore, instilling values) to day care centers, school systems, and the government who now feels it’s their right to establish goals for sex education for our young.

Be mad. But be mad at ourselves.  As a society, all too often we have abandoned our posts as parents. We’ve passed on the one opportunity we get as parents to teach our children. And we are guilty of letting our children be subjugated by a society that has few or no values to offer. The problem we have created is threatening our society, dragging it into a cesspool of neglect and, in many cases, indifference. We have reached a point where young, single mothers with few morals see their babies as a hindrance to their dating and partying.  And all too often, it’s the children who pay a tragic price. But the problem really stems from those who father the children, then simply move on. Therein lies the focus of a movie that may be the most important film you may never have heard of.

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Vetting the Candidates

October 20, 2011

Too many debates, too little substance. I’m with Dennis Miller on this: I think President Obama won Tuesday’s debate. This is a losing strategy for every single one of the Republican candidates.

So in the interest of eliciting more information from the candidates, which can only be helpful in determining who will be the Republican nominee, I humbly suggest that at the next debate, the following questions be asked:

GOV. ROMNEY: We all know about your woes with illegal aliens working for your yard service. Now please tell us if you have any relatives in this country illegally. And if so, are they on welfare or using other taxpayer-funded assistance?

MR. CAIN: Have you ever been at church and heard your long-time pastor say in a sermon, “God damn America”? And if so, did the congregation cheer when he said it?

MR. SANTORUM: Do you know exactly how many states there are in the United States?

REP. BACHMANN: Please explain why Americans celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day, and how they differ in their purposes. And as a follow-up question, do you have any American relatives who helped liberate Auschwitz?

SEN. PAUL: Do you know how to pronounce the word “corpsman” properly?

GOV. PERRY: If Obama were to bring a knife to a fight, based on his own advice, what would you bring?

GOV. ROMNEY: If you heard a bishop at your church state that the 9/11/01 attacks on this nation were America’s “chickens coming home to roost”, would you continue to attend that church?

MR. CAIN: Do you believe in Black Liberation Theology?

REP. BACHMANN: Are you friends with anyone who was a founding member of a domestic terrorist group?

SEN. PAUL: As a follow-up to Rep. Bachman’s question, if you were friends with a domestic terrorist, would you find it appropriate to launch your political career at his home? Would you consider him an appropriate ghost-writer for your autobiographies?

MR. SANTORUM: Are you personally associated with anyone who could reasonably be described as a “slumlord“? If so, would you enter into a questionable real estate deal with him?

MR. GINGRICH: Do you regret the global warming PSA you did with Nancy Pelosi in 2008?

While I don’t know who would win such a debate, I’m darned certain that it would not be President Obama.

Stoutcat


OccupyWallStreet vs. Bill Whittle

October 14, 2011

I know who my money’s on: Bill Whittle delivers yet another awesome Afterburner, taking to task the Wall Street Whiners.

Stoutcat


Guns and More Guns!

October 11, 2011

No, we’re not talking about Fast and Furious today. We’re talking about what a beautiful weekend it was, and how much fun it was to go to the bucolic and gorgeous Cape Cod Fish and Game club and do some shooting!

Some of you may remember reading my post about the process of getting a license in Massachusetts from last year. Since then, about the only thing I’ve done, gun-wise, was purchase a S&W kit gun, which is a nice little revolver; but after taking it to the range and trying it out, I found I didn’t really enjoy shooting it. What to do, what to do?

Off to the gun store again, to trade it in for a Walther P22 and a Henry Survival Rifle.

First off, CCF&G is a lovely club, embodying so much that is beautiful about life on Cape Cod. Set in a rural area, there’s a trap area, rifle range, pistol range, and soon-to-be-opened plinking range. Plus an outdoor archery trail, and indoor archery range, and an indoor pistol range still in process. Plus, there’s a pond to swim, kayak, or fish in. Best of all possible worlds, eh? Here’s a quick look at the area:

So spouse and I went over to the pistol range and tried out both the Walther and the Henry. After several hundred rounds (and boy, was that fun!) I must say that I am quite impressed with both. The P22 is a sweet little handful, and because I was using Mini-Mags, I saw nary a mis-fire.

The Henry… what can I say about a rifle that can be completely disassembled, fits into its own 16.5″ buttstock, and only weighs 2.5 pounds?

I can say that it’s a fantastic rifle! And surprisingly accurate, as well. This is the type of firearm you can toss into your backpack when going camping or hiking. Or put it into the “hurricane-tornado-flood” survival box in case of the need for evacuation. Or just take to the range and shoot!

So after my first real day at the range, I can say with certainty that I am hooked! Can’t wait for next weekend…

Stoutcat


Fast and Furious: A Primer

October 6, 2011

Not sure what Operation Fast & Furious is all about? You’re not alone, as most of the mainstream media still are not covering this travesty. But the Washington Post has done a stellar job of boiling it down to its essential pieces, complete with quotes from those involved. Kudos to Sari Horwitz and Laura Stanton for their great work:

This could be President Obama’s Watergate. Until the wheels really start coming off the wagon, however, perhaps he should party like it’s 1973…

Stoutcat


The Vision Will Live On

October 6, 2011

Well done, thou good and faithful servant. 

Steve Jobs
1955 – 2011


A Bold Prediction Regarding Eric Holder

October 4, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder will soon be tossed under the bus.

That’s my prediction based on the fact that Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to President Obama, requesting that Obama appoint a special prosecutor to investigate AG Holder for perjury in the Fast & Furious inquiry. Apparently Mr. Holder swore that he had only heard of the project “a few weeks” prior to his testimony before the House Committee:

“I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks,” Holder testified.

This is directly at odds with new memos that have been uncovered which state that Mr. Holder was briefed regularly about the program, beginning in July of 2010 at the latest. Hence, the request for a special prosecutor.

Of course, the President can refuse to appoint a prosecutor. And I believe he will do just that. Instead, he will request Holder’s resignation and give a press release, sternly worded about unwarranted witch-hunts, and more in sorrow than in anger that he must send his loyal consigliere packing, simply because he mis-remembered a date (or, as Holder’s minions are claiming, Holder simply misunderstood the question. Right.) Obama will do this, hoping that it’ll suffice to put Congress off the track of more investigations: “Geez, guys, I fired him! What more do you want?!”

Well, actually, we want the truth. All of it. Who knew what, when. Whose idea was it? Who approved it. Hundreds of people are dead because of this bone-headed project, and who knows how many more will die, all because several Cabinet departments colluded to send guns south across the border to arm Mexican drug cartels in an apparent attempt to bolster the number of illegal guns going to Mexico so that the President could pressure Congress to enact even more gun restriction laws.

If the Attorney General of the United States knew about the program, he’s guilty of perjury at the very least. And if he didn’t know, he’s not doing his job. Either way, I think Obama will throw him under the bus, if only to try to distract Reps. Smith and Issa from the trail.

People died — Mexicans and Americans – because of this program (and possibly others like it). We need to know who was behind it, and prosecute the guilty. I believe this includes Eric Holder.

I believe it also includes the President of the United States.

Stoutcat


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