Saturday, July 02, 2011

Message for Soetoro

Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds

Those Bastards!
Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds

Farewell To Brains
EARLY one morning, 50 years ago today, while his wife, Mary, slept upstairs, Ernest Hemingway went into the vestibule of his Ketchum, Idaho, house, selected his favorite shotgun from the rack, inserted shells into its chambers and ended his life. There were many differing explanations at the time: that he had terminal cancer or money problems, that it was an accident, that he’d quarreled with Mary. None were true.


“The feds.”


“They tailed us all the way. Ask Duke.”

“Well ... there was a car back of us out of Hailey.”

“Why are F.B.I. agents pursuing you?” I asked.

“It’s the worst hell. The goddamnedest hell. They’ve bugged everything. That’s why we’re using Duke’s car. Mine’s bugged. Everything’s bugged. Can’t use the phone. Mail intercepted.”

We rode for miles in silence. As we turned into Ketchum, Ernest said quietly: “Duke, pull over. Cut your lights.” He peered across the street at a bank. Two men were working inside. “What is it?” I asked.

“Auditors. The F.B.I.’s got them going over my account.”


Decades later, in response to a Freedom of Information petition, the F.B.I. released its Hemingway file. It revealed that beginning in the 1940s J. Edgar Hoover had placed Ernest under surveillance because he was suspicious of Ernest’s activities in Cuba. Over the following years, agents filed reports on him and tapped his phones. The surveillance continued all through his confinement at St. Mary’s Hospital. It is likely that the phone outside his room was tapped after all. [...] -  Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds
But, Wait!

Hemingway revealed as failed KGB spy
Notes from Stalin-era intelligence archives show 'agent Argo' as a willing recruit in 1941

  It always interests me when I hear the ferocity with which Hollywood entertainers, academics, and the media oppose the label of “communist.”  Nevermind the fact that Hollywood was rampant with communists - it is no longer, according to the communists themselves. - Average Joe
cuzzin ricky

Feral Pigs. Ahem.

This should make some Peta types heads explode
—  mary

I'm seeing allegory, analogy, and metaphor, but no hyperbole  mary

This is in Austrailia.  We have the same problem here; also with the feral pigs.

Next Exit

Waiting for his stop

Waiting for the exit

Town Hall Poll

The Presidential Straw Poll

Town Hall Monthly Poll

Town Hall has been doing monthly GOP polls since around March.   Here are the results for the last three months.  Town Hall does not draw muckety–mucks like Jack Welch or George Soros, so this is likely a fair indicator of who conservatives have on their radar.  Take Mitt Romney, the candidate being pushed hardest down people's throats by the GOP and New York Times.  He's trending  ↓  ↓  ↓ with conservatives, who happen to vote in the primaries. Obama understands this, which may explain why he just (illegally) began funding ACORN again.  He needs a huge crossover of Democrats voting in Republican primaries in order to avoid having to face someone actually electable.  ACORN and Soros's excel at producing the right votes where they're need most.  Another battle of good versus evil coming up.  Maybe the last one. 

The End of an Error


Woman sworn in ...

The year is 2016 ...

The year is 2016 and the United States has just elected the first woman president, who happens to be from Wisconsin . A few days after the election the president-elect, whose name is Susan, calls her Father and says, 'So, Dad, I assume you will be coming to my inauguration?'

'I don't think so. It's an 18 hour drive."

'Don't worry about it Dad, I'll send Air Force One. And a limousine will pick you up at your door.'

Sworn in
'I don't know. Everybody will be so fancy. What would your mother wear?'

Oh Dad," replies Susan, 'I'll make sure she has a wonderful gown custom-made by the best designer in Washington ..'

'Honey,' Dad complains, 'you know I can't eat those rich foods you eat.' Do they serve tap beer ????

The President-to-be responds, 'Don't worry Dad. The entire affair will be handled by the best caterer in Washington , I'll ensure your meals are salt free. You and mom just have to be there.'
So Dad reluctantly agrees and on January 20, 2017, Susan is being sworn in as President of the United States . In the front row sits the new president's Dad and Mom. Dad noticing the senator sitting next to him leans over and whispers, 'You see that woman over there with her hand on the Bible, becoming President of the United States ..'
The Senator whispers back, 'You bet I do.'
Dad says proudly, "Her brother played football for the Green Bay Packers."


Judicial Tyranny

Rump Democrat Legislature Trumps Michigan Law
Independence Day My Ass - The Real George Washington
"It's a great victory. It means affirmative action is legal again in college admissions. It means that thousands of talented black, Latino and Native Americans can go to our public universities," George Washington (really) said.

Court strikes down Michigan ban on race in college admissions

The Second and Third Branch of Gummint

The three branches of government:  Executive, Judicial, and Judicial

The good news for cash strapped states is that their legislatures, having no more usefulness, can be disbanded and the buildings turned into revenue producing Starbucks.  Let's get this  tyranny up front and visible so everyone understands who's  running this show.

Happy Fourth on the Second!

Today if the 4th of July, so party on!
This day the Continental Congress declared the United Colonies Free and Independent States. -Pennsylvania Evening Post, July 2, 1776

Dolly Madison Does a Striptease

That's right, the Continental Congress declared our Independence on July 2, 1776, but since it was the Fourth of July weekend news didn't get out.  I'm guessing. So when did "Americans" really celebrate the Fourth of July?  Congress waited until July 8, when Philadelphia threw a big party, including a parade and the firing of guns.  [Factoid]

 Oddly enough, 12 years later on July 2, 1788, the Confederation Congress, meeting in New York, received word that New Hampshire had approved the Constitution (on June 21), thus becoming the ninth state necessary to enact.  Now you know two more things that Obama doesn't.  Three, if you count the Constitution.