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From the Trailer Park: The Hangover III

Hmmm, seems like this could be following the same pattern as the Austin Powers trilogy for me: love the first, hated the sequel, third one shows some promise. We shall see …

Thursday Open Thread

Budziszewski’s book is a good refresher on the concept of natural law in Western law and it’s importance.

Thomas Sowell’s A Conflict of Visions is one of the most important books written in the past 30 years and it explains the stalemate in our political culture perfectly.

The dad does not abide

Is it just me, or have kids gotten really lazy with their lying techniques?

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Remember the Alamo!

To The People of Texas and
All Americans In The World —
February 24, 1836

Fellow citizens & compatriots —
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man — The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken — I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls — I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & every thing dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch — The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country —


William Barret Travis
Lt. Col. Comdt.

The battle was lost on March 6, 1836… but the war was soon to be won.

Wednesday Open Thread/Happy Birthday, Daniel Crandall!

Simple and to the point.  Because I’ll never be able to duplicate the hilarity that was the Giggling Candles of ’11.

Have a wonderful day!

Disenfranchise this

Say it ain’t so, BarryO …

Droning On

The felon, and Attorney General, Eric Holder thinks that Obama can order drone strikes on U.S. soil without a trial.

President Barack Obama has the legal authority to unleash deadly force—such as drone strikes—against Americans on U.S. soil without first putting them on trial, Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in a letter released Tuesday.

But Holder, writing to Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, underlined that Obama “has no intention” of targeting his fellow citizens with unmanned aerial vehicles and would do so only if facing “an extraordinary circumstance.”

Paul had asked the Obama administration on Feb. 20 whether the president “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil and without trial.” On Tuesday, he denounced Holder’s response as “frightening” and “an affront to the Constitutional due process rights of all Americans.”

“The U.S. government has not carried out drone strikes in the United States and has no intention of doing so,” Holder assured Paul in the March 4, 2013 letter. The attorney general also underlined that “we reject the use of military force where well-established law enforcement authorities in this country provide the best means for incapacitating a terrorist threat.”

Holder added: “The question you have posed is therefore entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront.”

Probably somewhat overblown, but if this Administration says something publicly, then their true beliefs are usually worse or a lie and Holder’s not talking hypothetically.

Ding Dong

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has finally found out the Truth

He died Tuesday in Caracas at 4:25 local time after his prolonged illness.

From the start, Chavez billed himself as the heir of Simon Bolivar, who led much of South America to independence. He often spoke beneath a portrait of Bolivar and presented replicas of the liberator’s sword to allies. He built a soaring mausoleum in Caracas to house the remains of “El Libertador.”

Chavez also was inspired by his mentor Fidel Castro and took on the Cuban leader’s role as Washington’s chief antagonist in the Western Hemisphere after the ailing Castro turned over the presidency to his brother Raul in 2006. Like Castro, Chavez vilified U.S.-style capitalism while forming alliances throughout Latin America and with distant powers such as Russia, China and Iran.

Supporters eagerly raised Chavez to the pantheon of revolutionary legends ranging from Castro to Argentine-born rebel Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Chavez nurtured that cult of personality, and even as he stayed out of sight for long stretches fighting cancer, his out-sized image appeared on buildings and billboard throughout Venezuela. The airwaves boomed with his baritone mantra: “I am a nation.” Supporters carried posters and wore masks of his eyes, chanting, “I am Chavez.”

Frank Bajak can tongue-bathe Chavez’s corpse all he wants… I for one am not sorry to see him go. As a Christian I hope he found the Truth before he died, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be relieved he’s no longer here.

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