Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Your favorite Peasant wishes you, my wonderful readers,
a most Happy Halloween! Here's a dandy trick-or-treat
idea: scare the bejesus out of liberals by dressing up as
any of the following:

*Border patrol officers.
*John Wayne.
*Herman Cain (very current, as well as very scary to those
  on the left; a conservative black person! Double trouble!).
*An aborted unborn baby (very gory, very chilling, pierces
  the very core of many leftists; hard-core feminists in par-
*Phyllis Schlafly (the anti-Gloria Steinem).
*The Constitution.
*Ronald Reagan (the lefties' favorite boogeyman!).
*U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (a conservative hispanic person;
 as blood-curdling as a black conservative!).
*Rush Limbaugh (the left-wingers' "voice of terror"
  on the radio, scaring them with the truth!).
*Mark Levin (exorcises loony lefties from his phone
   line on his radio show with "Get off the phone, you
   big dummy!").

And, last but not least:

*A tax return form as it would look under the "Flat Tax"
  or "Fair Tax" --- in all its stark, cold, chilling simplicity
  and its (GASP!) soft, easy treatment of taxpayers, while
  ruthlessly, mercilessly cutting out dubious deductions
  and loopholes favoring special interests that have been
  favored for too long a long time in Washington D.C.

A veritable "dirty dozen" conservative halloween costumes
guaranteed to freeze the blood of a left-winger right to the
marrow! Enjoy!


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Tea Party vs. The Occupiers

You may have noticed that much of the media have been trying
to cast similarities between the Occupy Wall Street protesters
with their cohorts in several other American cities and the Tea
Party. The media monkeys are trying to make mischief by
portraying the Occupiers as a group of everyday citizens
voicing their frustrations with the banks, the Fed, and the
government, demanding a cleaning of these institutions of their
corruption; basically presenting the protesters as simply
mainstream people with common concerns that are on the minds
of many Americans. Never mind the rag-tag appearance of most
of the participants, or the fact that they camp out in parks
and aren't bathing, and are even openly relieving themselves
there, or that some of them are expressing bigoted sentiments
(i.e. blaming our economic troubles on "Jewish bankers" and
calling for them to be expelled from the country), while others
literally don't know what they are protesting and don't care;
they just came along because they heard that they could score
cheap and plentiful drugs, some willing sex partners, and a
place to crash, even if it's a tent in a park. These hippie-
like hoards have the explicit support of several labor unions,
some media figures (some MSNBC staffers have even offered
advice to the Occupy Wall Street bunch on how to be more
"media savvy" in presenting themselves and their positions!),
some Democrats in Congress, and even President Obama
publicly praised these ripe radicals.

Now, we in the Tea Party voice similar concerns, but the
same media people and the other aforementioned folk
call us "extremists", "terrorists", "racists", and "radicals";
some in their numbers call us even worse than this. So
let's do a comparison of the two movements to see how
much (or little) they have in common, shall we?

The Tea Party: Its members have a clearly outlined and
well-articulated description of its purpose and what it
stands for, calling for adherence to the Constitution
as the underpinning of the solutions to our economic
Occupy Wall Street: Its members have a mish-mash of
grievances against many sectors of our society with
little or no coherence nor cohesion.

TP: Its members either have businesses that they own or
jobs, or are in college preparing for careers doing same.
OWS: Its members are either unemployed, many by choice,
or are in college majoring in one of the "social sciences"
in hopes of careers supporting the service programs of the
federal government. Among the former are vagrants looking
for a place to spend a few nights and enjoy some free food,
free booze, and free drugs (some of them have admitted to
this when interviewed by reporters).

TP: The Tea Partiers are a cleanly-dressed group, looking
neat and tidy. Also, they bathe and use deodorant.
OWS: The Occupiers are, for the most part, clad in grungy
clothes that are either stained, ragged, or both. And while
occupying city parks, they have no place to bathe, nor do
they seem to care. Shades of the '60s.

TP: The Tea crowd has always exercised "quality control"
in their ranks; that is, they have excluded people with
racist viewpoints expressed on signs, shirts, and buttons,
as well as proponents of violent activity, especially toward
law enforcement personnel.
OWS: The Occupy Everything bunch have had incidents
ranging from theft of computers and cash to picking fights
with police; in Baltimore a young woman escaped being
raped by a male bunk mate in a tent at that particular event.
And in New York a woman said that "Jewish bankers"
were responsible for the financial crisis gripping the U.S.,
and that they should be run out of the country while being
interviewed at the Wall Street protest. Furthermore, the
OWS has been endorsed by the American Nazi Party
(it logically follows, doesn't it?) as well as the Communist
Party of the United States (CPUSA).

TP: The Tea Party wants to fix what is broken without
dismantling our system of government nor our capitalist
economy. Economic liberty and individual choice would
be preserved and strengthened.
OWS: The Occupiers want to get rid of both our system
of government and our market-based economy in favor
of an all-encompassing super-state which guarantees all
things to all people but freedom and a safeguard for the
rights of the individual. With their way of life we would
have "free" health care, housing, food, education, etc.,
but the true cost of it all would be the yoke of servitude
to the state, with absolute obedience in word and deed,
never mind the frightening economic cost through even
more confiscatory taxation.

Oh yes, "mainstream" media, the Tea Party and the
Occupy Wall Street movements look like twins separated
at birth! And temperatures here in Wisconsin hit the 80s
in the wintertime.


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Friday, October 21, 2011

Good Riddance to Gaddafi!

This just in:

Your scrutinizing Peasant checked several sources and reports
before posting this piece for you, my beloved readers, but it is
true and official: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is dead. The
recently deposed tyrant was killed by Libyan rebel forces and
his body was taken through the streets of the town of Sirte
where he was born, displayed to cheering throngs who then
cursed and spit upon the remains of the erstwhile kingpin of that
troubled country.

Gaddafi was involved in the planning of the Lockerbie bombing
in which a commercial airplane carrying passengers from the
United Kingdom and the United States were killed in flight over
that Scottish town 23 years ago. The more radical elements
of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) were given space in Libya
by Gaddafi for a training site for their new recruits, who then
returned to Ireland and went on indiscriminate killing sprees
there and in Great Britain, killing for the sake of killing. He also
hosted other terrorist groups that set up training camps for
these same nefarious purposes.

In recent years, Gaddaffi led Libya into the nuclear community
with the development of nuclear weaponry. Happily, he backed
down in the face of demands by the U.S. and allied countries,
but who's to say that Gaddafi would not rattle the nuclear saber
again at any time in the future?

No, it's a threat that the Middle East, and the world, no longer
has to worry about. The Libyan rebels have seen to that. May
their country finally have democracy and freedom at last. As
to Gaddafi, good riddance to evil rubbish. Libya, the Middle
East, and the world are all better off for Gaddafi at last having
made his exit.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Madness Goes On Tour

The scenario that played out in Madison, Wisconsin last winter
has gone on tour. Rag-tag leftists, college students, unemployed
people, and a bevy of malingering malcontents of various types
took to the streets in New York under the name "Occupy Wall
Street" to lambast banks, businesspeople, and the wealthy in
general, blaming them for the economic morass that our country
has fallen into. What is more, the movement has sprung up in
other cities across the country, including here in your faithful
Peasant's backyard, Milwaukee.

Among the complaints that these protesters put forth are
questions as to why there is no legislation pending that
would prevent banks from hiring lobbyists to get Congress
to pass legislation that would completely favor the banks(?!).
Some of the protesters demanded that they receive free
college educations, complete forgiveness of their loans ---
be it for college, cars, or whatever purpose --- as well
as free health care. In New York, the mob of misfits
pitched tents in a park. The city government, as announced
by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, wanted them to take down
their tents temporarily just so the city park maintenance
crew could clean the area. The gathered goofballs would
have none of it, claiming that it was a ploy to oust them and
make them mover along. These protesters have been
camping there in that park, and have been relieving themselves
on the grounds (and they weren't using port-a-johns either!)
so for sanitation's sake the grounds HAD to be cleaned.
when police tried to get the crowd to move one of the
mob slobs jumped on an officer and was promptly

Some of these individuals were interviewed by reporters
and various radio show hosts or reporters from same,
and they were most illuminating as to the mindset of those
gathered. One 20-something fellow stated, rather proudly,
that he had quit his job to attend the rally. A young woman
of about the same age said that she came with hopes of
obtaining some pot to enjoy. One woman claimed that
the banks are headed by "zionist" Jews and that these
Jewish bankers should be forced to leave the country.
Well, don't be shocked by that statement; the left-
wingers have grown increasingly anti-semitic in recent
years, mostly concerning Palestine. Just add this to
their other bigoted put-downs of people whom they
disagree with and disapprove of.

And to add to the circus-like atmosphere of it all,
the so-called mainstream media have been trying to
liken these uncivilized throngs to the Tea Party!
the media/propaganda bunch are trying to cloak
the "Occupy" zanies with the mantle of respecta-
bility. Of course their gambit will fail; the vast
majority of Americans will see (and smell) the
difference. But for now, this sideshow is part
of the great political morality play that is at
center stage in the everyday life of our great
country. We might as well sit back and take it
all in, because it is just more political theatre
to watch, and to make what we will of it.
Please pass the popcorn.


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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Barack Obama: Crony Capitalist

Apparently there is one form of capitalism that super-leftist
President Barack Obama likes; as a matter of fact he heartily
approves of it and has become a practitioner of it as well. Our
current president is a "crony capitalist".

"Crony Capitalism" is defined as giving the taxpayers' money
to one's political pals in exchange for getting some of that
money back at election time so one can fund one's campaign
for re-election. There has been an awful lot of that taking
place in these United States in recent years. It is the extension
of the old favor-swapping arrangement of "you scratch my
back and I'll scratch yours", taking it to staggering new lows.

Take Solyndra, a solar power company in California which
sought a loan from the Obama "green jobs" program. This
program was created to move our country toward a
supposedly cleaner industrial framework and enviornment,
leaving a smaller "carbon footprint" and all that enviro-
jazz, as well as to create lots of jobs for people who were
displaced from their erstwhile employment in The Great
Recession. The shortcuts to getting the loan approved
boggle the mind.

The White House leaned on the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) in August 2009, in Obama's first year
as president, to approve Solyndra's $530 million loan so
that Obama could enhance his enviornmental program.
Some OMB analysts protested that such pressure would
affect the due dilligence with which the loan was being
reviewed. Obama wanted to arrange the loan for Solyndra
in early 2009 despite many internal warnings that Solyndra
could be financially unstable, according to internal e-mails.

The e-mails reveal that the Department of Energy (DOE)
was told by the Treasury Department that its refinancing
arrangement in early 2011 for the loan might be improper
and should be cleared with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
On August 17, 2011 Mary Miller, Assistant Treasury
Secretary, stated in a memo to OMB Deputy Chief
Jeffrey Zients that six months earlier that the Treasury
requested in writing that the DOE seek the DOJ's
approval of any proposed restructuring, but "to their
knowledge that never happened."

Steven J. Spinner, an Obama fundraiser hired to help
oversee the administration's energy loan program
badgered DOE officials to hasten approval of the
Solyndra loan, even as his wife's law firm was
engaged to represent Solyndra (!) according to the
e-mails, which were sent less than two weeks after
Spinner received a 3-page ethics contract in which
he pledged to "not participate in any discussion re:
any application involving his wife's law firm,
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati."

Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, claimed
that as far as the White House knew, Spinner had no
input on the green loans portion of Obama's enviorn-
mental program. However, e-mails prove that Spinner
was in contact not only with Obama, but with Vice
President Biden and even Solyndra's Vice President
of Marketing!

By the by, Solyndra recently went bankrupt, leaving
over 1,000 employees without jobs. So much for Obama's
plans for "green jobs" to put people to work; will the
rest of his program produce similar results?

Your favorite Peasant wants to state for the record
that if a Republican administration behaved in this
manner the Democrats, the media, and so-called
public-interest groups would be demanding an
congressional investigation followed by a
veritable flogging of the accused. But since
this is a Democrat administration --- with
The Annointed One at the helm --- the Dems
and their pals ask "What's all the fuss?" Once
again, the liberal establishment double standard
goes into effect; since they are superior to the rest
of us, the Great Unwashed, the mindless masses,
the ignorant peasants, they get an automatic free pass
on whatever they want to do. You see, it's for our
own good, or so they expect us to believe. We
cannot question them and their motives; we must
acknowledge our place and bow low before them
in obedience and deference because they are so
much smarter, more moral, simply greater than we
simple folk.

Ah, the arrogance of power! This corrupt administration
bears out the admonition of Lord Acton, a British
statesman of long ago: "Power corrupts; absolute
power corrupts absolutely." It's time to take away
Obama's power. Regime change in 2012!


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Monday, October 10, 2011

Malcolm Wallop, R.I.P.

A few weeks ago, just before my break to make my move
to my beautiful new home a great public servant and a
fine patriot passed away; retired U.S. Senator Malcolm
Wallop (R-WY), who was a most principled conservative,
died after several years of frail health at the age of 78.

Senator Wallop was a key ally of then-President Ronald
Reagan on Capitol Hill, helping to pass the bill to create
and implement Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative
(mockingly named "Star Wars" by congressional Democrats)
which was pivotal in winning the Cold War with the
Soviet Union, which soon afterward collapsed from
within. To the chagrin of the Far Left, our country won
the long-standing cat-and-mouse game without firing
a single nuclear missle, thus leaving the left-wingers'
"nuclear freeze" movement a discredited laughingstock.
Wallop was also instrumental in rallying support in the
Senate for Reagan's tax cuts and capping the highest
marginal tax rate at 28%, knocking it down from the
obscenely confiscatory rate of 70%, thereby creating
one of the biggest employment booms in our nation's
history; more proof that it is the wealthy among us who
create jobs when they are allowed to keep more of their
earnings, which they invest in creating and growing
their businesses.

Malcolm Wallop was a conservative for all seasons,
for all causes, and for all purposes. Principled without
being rigid, steady without wavering, always marching
forward without first seeing which way the wind blew.
May the conservative politicians of today and in the years
to come follow this man's example. We Americans will
surely benefit from it. Well done, Senator!

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