Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ersatz Jefferson

Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.  Thomas Jefferson

Vladimir Obama

Next to Benjamin Franklin TJ is prolly the most quoted founding father; especially today when we're all looking for encouragement to throw this government away and feed the  tree of liberty with its red juices.  Except —  Thomas Jefferson never said that "...Government big enough ..." .  The  quotation is actually from an address by President Gerald Ford to the US Congress (12 August 1974).

Atheist activists quite often use spurious Jefferson quotes to advance their agenda.  The most notable being  the snippet " building a wall of separation between church and State." to justify attacks on religion.  The full quote comes from a letter he wrote to a Baptist group in Danbury, CT.
  • Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between church and State
Just the opposite of what the religious left portends.  Another quote they like is this:
  •  The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites.
Ahem. -- Quotation 'Not Found,' popularly alleged to have been in a letter to his nephew, Peter Carr. Our editor, Cliff Walker, checked "by hand" every letter to Peter Carr included in the Multomah County Library's reader copy of Jefferson's Works and found nothing along these lines in any such letter.

I don't expect everyone to have a PhD in Quotery like me, so let me recommend's Spurious Quotations, and extended references from Tom Jefferson Wiki Quote.  With Obama around, this is also a good reference.

¹ Wiki Quote

PeTA Blood Lust Surfaces

Eight Dirty Words

California tells online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from customers

The U.S. Supreme Court in 1992 ruled that states cannot tax businesses that aren't physically within their boundaries. Such taxes would regulate interstate commerce, which is a federal government prerogative.

We don't recognize laws passed by Republican judges”

Amazon and fire all California affiliates.

Eric Holder:  “I am bound by law and my oath of office to sue to stop this illegal decision by California!

Host That last one was just a LOL Eric Holder is an Obamunist dick..” 

AMAZON bails...

We need mo Mo, Mo. Not Less

What he should have said:
Be warned.  People who break into my house will be shot! Comprendo?
No excuses necessary. 

Homeland Secuity won't do its job; I will

Birthers Rule

Later, in an interview with The Daily Caller, Warren called Corsi an “execrable piece of shit.”

  They double down, and accuse the President of the United States of perpetrating a fraud on the world by having released a forged birth certificate. Not because this claim is in any way based on reality, but to hold their terribly gullible audience captive to their lies. This is despicable, and deserves only ridicule. That’s why we committed satire in the matter of the Corsi book.”

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Bad Request Error 400 Using Firefox WTF?

Bad Request
Error 400

This is what I get if I try to access Blogger using Firefox.  I can load my page, but can't comment, or even access without Error 400.  When I noticed a new comment on the chewing tobacco commercial I tried using IE and it worked.  WTF?  Can anyone else using Firefox comment to this post?  

UPDATE Right.  If you're blind and can read this.  BTW, now I'm unable to comment using IE.

I reported the prollem to Firefox and it's back working. Thanks, it must have been your prayers.

22%-? 47%-? Who are these people?

Who Are These People???
Rasmussen: 22% of the nation's voters Strongly & 47% Somewhat Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president.

Very Very Strange People

  Missile Defense Malpractice

National Security: As Iran tests its latest long-range missiles, a senator says a Pentagon study shows the White House's decision to let Moscow have a veto on missile defense has left us with systems that are "simply not credible."

When President Obama scrapped, at Russian insistence, President George W. Bush's plans for a European-based missile defense to protect America and Europe against the Iranian nuclear missile threat, he said it was because he had a better idea with better systems.

But portions of a forthcoming study by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board, disclosed during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee by Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., says the Obama plan, employing what's called a phased-adaptive approach, won't work.

"Phased-adaptive approach," government speak for "making it up as we go along while we kick the can down the road ... ." [Full IBD]

Twenty-two percent, okay.  I don't care what group you're talking about; there'll always be 20% who neede culling.  But forty-seven?  Who are these people,  and what can they possibly be seeing different from me?  Forty-seven % Somewhat Approve of what?   This is terrible.  It'll take us years to hunt them all down.

Paper Guns

Paper Covers Rock
If ur John Dillinger, off the rock

Paper Covers Rock

Beechnut Chaw