It's now the eve of the 2008 election and I have heard nothing to make me feel optimistic.  The country will be making yet another turn to the socialist left - the only question is the speed at which it will happen.  I'm tired of hearing idiots "getting out the vote."  Pundits, activists and news anchors alike are urging people to vote.  But why?  The more people who vote, the less important your own vote becomes.  And just what is gained by recruiting disinterested (or worse, ignorant) people to vote?

And now we're hearing the call that no matter who wins, we should all "come together."  Gee, maybe we can all meet at your house.  I have no desire to come together with people who want to steal my money or my guns or my time.  I choose not to associate with people who are thieves and parasites so why would I want to "come together" with them?  And don't tell me to compromise.  Compromising with thieves means that when they come to steal your property, you agree to give them half instead of all of it.  And make no mistake, they'll be back tomorrow for more of their "fair share."  We have become a nation of parasites.  Sadly, the republic is lost.

Tonight on 60 Minutes they did a story about how Congress removed restrictions on risky financial transactions during the Clinton administration - sound, logical restrictions that were put in place after the depression.  That, along with the Democrats refusing to listen to the regulators who were raising red flags about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, helped bring about the current economic collapse.  So my question to you lefties is this: why would you possibly want these corrupt, ignorant and arrogant fools to control your health care?  

Seriously, just how stupid are you?

Pelosi:  "$700 billion. A staggering number, but only a part of the cost of the failed Bush economic policies to our country. Policies that were built on budget recklessness.  When President Bush took office, he inherited Pres. Clinton's surpluses - four years in a row, budget surpluses, on a trajectory of $5.6 trillion in surplus.  And with his reckless economic policies, within two years, he had turned it around.  And now eight years later, the foundation of that fiscal irresponsibility, combined with an "anything goes" economic policy, has taken us to where we are today."

The Constitution:  All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.  The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow money on the credit of the United States; To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes; To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States; To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures; To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States.  No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.

So just exactly who is to blame?

I just watched Bill Clinton being interviewed by David Letterman and it looks like Letterman hasn't gotten any smarter and Clinton is still Bubbalicious.  Talking about the recent economic woes, he said the problems were caused by people pulling their money out of the crashing stock market and putting it into the real estate market creating an unsustainable bubble there.  That's partially correct.  But true to form, he deflected any and all blame away from himself.  

First, he placed the crash of the tech sector a year later than it really happened, thus taking it out of his administration and putting it into Bush's.

Then somehow he failed to mention his amendment of the Community Reinvestment Act that "encouraged" lenders to lower their standards for financing a mortgage.  You probably remember how he and his cronies were accusing loan companies of "redlining" minorities.  Social engineering at its finest.

But don't worry.  We have the best and brightest working on the problem.  Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Frank, Dodd - you know, all the people who have been taking huge bribes (I'm sorry - contributions) from the very people they're supposed to be overseeing.  Be very afraid.  

I've been meaning to write some stuff about the DNC Convention.  Like Nancy Pelosi talking about fulfilling the vision of our founders and then listing an agenda that came straight from the Communist Manifesto.  Maybe she thinks the country was founded by Marx and Engels.  Or how about that movie about Ted Kennedy?  The opening shot was of water - I'll bet that went over well with the Kopechnes.

But today we learned that Jerry Reed has died at 71.  To us atheist guitar players, he was a god.  Most of us aspired to play like Reed and all of us fell way short.  The bullshit of politics has gone on forever and, unfortunately, probably always will, but a talent like Jerry Reed will never happen again.

Boniva says it can reverse bone loss in 9 out of 10 women.  Just what we need - women with thicker skulls.

Yo, John Edwards, you sleazy haircut.  If you're going to confess to something, don't lie when you do it.  You're not fooling anyone - all you're doing is making sure it stays in the media even longer.  You've always been a sleaze and you'll always be a sleaze.

The Third Circuit Court has overturned the fine that the FCC imposed on CBS after the "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl.  The court called the FCC ruling "arbitrary and capricious"  and said the FCC deviated from its long-standing rules of applying identical standards to words and images when reviewing complaints stemming from indecency.  

Sadly, they failed to address the real point:  The FCC has no authority to assess a fine of any kind.  If the FCC believes a crime or civil infraction has occurred, they should turn it over to the judicial branch so a fair trial can be held.  Remember all that trivial stuff about "a jury of your peers"?  

The vermin in Congress are at it again.  Now they want to lower the national speed limit (whatever that is) to 55 mph in spite of the fact they have no constitutional authority to do so.  On behalf of those of us who value our time more than we value a few dollars, leave us alone.  The market can handle this problem far more efficiently than a bunch of simians in Washington D.C.  Allow me to paraphrase Ayn Rand:  If you'd like to drive 55 mph, no one is going to stop you.

The FAA just announced they have a retrofit that will prevent a recurrence of the disaster that befell TWA 800.  Apparently this small device will keep the plane from being shot down by a government missile.  

Looks like Jesse Jackson has managed to come up with a new definition of nut job.

 It turns out that five members of the Supreme Court can actually understand English.  It's hard to understand the four dissenters but all I can add is that those four who don't believe you have the right to possess weapons are the same four who voted to allow communities to take away your other property in the Kelo v. New London decision.

I've heard a lot of mealy-mouthed liberal freaks whining about the militia clause so let me explain it to you.  There are two clauses:  the subordinate clause and the main clause, remember?  The amendment could read "Cheese being mighty tasty, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" and there would be virtually no change in meaning.  It's the main clause that carries all the weight.  And please note, the Framers considered the militia to be all of the people.

Many years ago, I read a different version of the Second Amendment that I'd like to share with all the socialist bed-wetters out there who just don't get it.  This is from J. Neil Schulman:

A well-schooled electorate being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed.  

Okay pinkos, be honest for once.  Reading the above, do you believe that only people currently enrolled in government schools have the right to keep and read books?  Or maybe only people who vote?  Honestly, there's nothing more disgusting than Marxists searching the Bill of Rights looking for loopholes.

Finally, those two evil men, George Bush and Dick Cheney fought for this decision to restore the Bill of Rights and return true power to the people.  They should both be commended for their actions.

Another religious loon with a messianic complex is predicting nuclear war for this Thursday (June 12).  So I guess I'll put off doing my laundry until Friday cuz there's no sense in doing useless work.  On the other hand, my mother always told me to wear clean underwear just in case the world comes to an end.  What to do?  

And speaking of loons with a messianic complex, Hillary is conceding the nomination to Barack Obama which means we owe him a debt of gratitude for keeping Hillary's lying, bloated ass out of the White House.  But gratitude is all he should get - the man certainly isn't qualified to be president.  Well, Cuba maybe.

Hillary Clinton continues to stay in the race despite the overwhelming odds against her.  It matters not to her that it would be for the good of the Democratic Party if she would step aside.  In other words, she's a collectivist when it comes to telling you that "we must stop thinking of the individual  and start thinking about what is best for society" and she's a freedom-loving individualist when it comes to herself.  Oh wait - I get it now.  It would be best for society if she were president.  

In the meantime, Barack Obama said "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states."  Oops.  As if this guy doesn't have enough problems trying to convince people that he really is loyal to this country (he wore a flag pin yesterday), now conspiracy theorists are happy to point out that there are 57 states of Islam.

Which brings up one question:  How did we get to the point where the greatest living American is the President of France?

Okay, who's dumber - Congress or the media?  This is from AP:  

Congress has decided that an election year with recession written all over it is not the time to be giving up those job-producing pork projects...  

Job-producing?  I'm reminded of the story of when Milton Friedman was invited to India to see how they were transforming their economy.  On being taken to the site of a huge ditch being dug by thousands of workers using shovels, Dr. Friedman asked why they didn't just bring in a hydraulic excavator to do the job in one day.  The Indian Finance Minister said, "You don't understand, Dr. Friedman.  This isn't a construction project - it's a jobs project."  Friedman replied, "Then why don't you give them spoons?"  

Milton Friedman has been dead for a year-and-a-half and he's still smarter than any bureaucrat alive.

Authoritarian do-gooder Eliot Spitzer has been caught consorting with a high-priced call girl.  Yet another hypocritical turd, hiding his own moral turpitude behind a facade of righteousness and good.  We have dozens of high-ranking Washington officials who are known to have used marijuana and/or cocaine and yet still prosecute the war on drugs.  We have government employees on the payrolls of the companies they're supposed to regulate, cops killing their wives, priests molesting young boys and teachers having sex with their students.  John LeCarre famously asked, "Who spies on the spies?" but I have long believed the question should be, "Who protects us from our protectors?"

Damn, I just hope it doesn't turn out that Larry Craig is gay.

So tonight on Mythbusters, they showed that of course a plane will take off from a treadmill.  Okay, I haven't actually seen the show but I know the result.  And, as I predicted elsewhere, the message boards are flaming them for all sorts of imagined faults with the experiment.  The excuses are as varied as they are vacuous.  This is not science to these people - it's religion, and no amount of evidence is going to sway them.  However, if you still don't understand the solution to the problem AND you have an open mind, click on Ask Mr. Brizzard.

Obviously alcoholism destroys both your sense of irony and your ability to use the subjunctive.  Today that bloated mealworm Ted Kennedy was grilling Attorney General Michael Mukasey and he asked, "Would waterboarding be torture if it was done to you?"  Well, if anyone is an expert on water torture, it would be uncle Ted.  He drives an innocent woman into the water, saves himself and then walks back to his party while she drowns.  This craven pig shouldn't be judging anyone.

And how nice that he endorsed Barack Obama.  I imagine that Hillary is sitting around her headquarters hoping Charles Manson will call.

Wow!  John Kerry just endorsed Barack Obama over John Edwards.  Since Kerry chose not to endorse the vapid haircut he tried to foist off on us as his vice president, it's obvious that John Kerry's judgment is so bad his endorsement is meaningless.