I Told You So!

Ref yesterday’s post…Lugar’s Toast! At the last count that I saw last night, he lost 4 to 6 to Mourdock. It couldn’t happen to a better RINO…unless Boehner loses his primary election, too.

A Tea Party Success.


On Monday, I wrote about MIssouri’s standing in the “Business-Friendly” poll.  Missouri was ranked 24th, dropping one position from last year. Kansas was ranked 23rd after rising two positions since last year. Why? Business flight from Missouri across the state line.  The cartoon below from Chuck Asay is appropriate.  Just replace Caterpillar with a former Missouri company.

Business Flight!


An American institution is about to fade away into history. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies, Hostess cupcakes, Snowballs and a number of snack cakes has sent notices to all of its 18,000 employees that may be laid off in two months. The reason for this notice is a failure to re-negotiate labor contracts with the Teamsters.  The company has contracts with two unions, the Teamsters and the Confectionary Workers.

Hostess’s future remains uncertain, largely dependent upon the outcome of negotiations with its two big unions over the fate of their labor agreements as well as upon its search for new capital. Investors are to submit second-round bids for the business this week, Hostess attorney Corinne Ball told the bankruptcy court last month.

Another question mark comes in the form of a threat by the Teamsters, Hostess’s biggest union, to strike if the company wins court approval to reject their labor contracts. The Teamsters members drive the trucks that deliver the company’s baked goods to store shelves. The union and Hostess’s chief executive agree that a Teamsters strike would shut down the company.

A ruling on whether Hostess can reject its labor agreements with the Teamsters hasn’t come down yet. However, a bankruptcy judge on Friday authorized the company to reject 35 such agreements with its second-largest union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. Both Hostess and BCTGM President Frank Hurt said the company won’t necessarily reject the agreements now but will instead continue trying to reach a consensus.

Together, the Teamsters and BCTGM represent 14,101 of Hostess’s 18,400 active workers. — Wall Street Journal.


In light of North Carlolinas vote yesterday to ban gay marriages, Obama, when asked his opinion, skated around the issue.  He spoke of support for…”visitation in hospitals…and the ability to bequeth assets to a gay partner, conditions that already exist, but declared marriage was not a civil right(!?) and not a federal issue.  In other words, he threw his gay constituency under the bus rather than risk the ire of potential voters…like those in North Carolina. It was a question Obama was not going to answer.

Don't bother me!

Use’m and then lose’m. It’s the democrat motto—and Obama’s, too.

Friday Follies for May 4, 2012

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The word came out today on the economy.  The “unemployment” rate dropped from 8.2% to 8.1%.  Or did it?  If you read the stats carefully, you’ll discover the rate dropped because there were fewer people drawing unemployment.  Most because they’d used the last of their unemployment and were ineligible for more.

If you read further, you’ll see that only 115,000 jobs were added this last month. When you put all this together, it means the economy is in a continuing down-spiral and the workforce continues to shrink.

What is Obama doing?  He’s making campaign tours at colleges around the country telling them he’ll reduce their student debt.  He is not telling them they’ll have a job waiting upon graduation.  The Heritage Foundation had this to say in today’s Morning Bell.

Lackluster employment results dominate today’s report. It’s been three years under the Obama policies, and 12.5 million Americans remain out of work. No demographic group except black workers saw an improvement in their unemployment rate, and 13 percent of black workers remain unemployed. What’s more, the labor force participation fell to the lowest level since 1981 at 63.6 percent. Americans are fleeing this economy when at this stage workers should be returning to the labor force. — The Morning Bell, May 4, 2012.

No the economy is not getting better.  The real question is whether the nation can survive until we boot Obama out of office.


There’s been a lot of discussion on Obama’s re-election motto, “Forward!”  Mostly because it’s reminiscent of all the communist mottoes going back to Marx and Engels.  The conservative press has had a lot to say about it.  

Also, some cartoonist.  Here’s one comment by Glenn McCoy.


And this one by Lisa Benson.

   Pharaoh's Slaves

You all have a great weekend!

Cartoons of the Week, Friday, Marchg 23, 2012

I had a full day yesterday doing errands and working on the computer of a church member.  Consequently, I overslept this morning.  I have more errands today and don’t have time to do my usual research for a daily post.  

So, I’ll punt.

It’s Cartoons of the Week time! If you understand the message below, you may not recognize the character.  This is for you who are old enough to remember the Dobie Gillis Show.

Yes, work.  Nothing in life, contrary to Obama, democrats and socialists, is free. Everything has a cost and sooner or later, the bills come due.  For America’s welfare state, that time is coming soon.


The left continues to attack Rush Limbaugh while ignoring the obscene statements from Bill Maher, Keith Olbmerman, Jon Stewart, Dave Letterman and a host of other liberals.  They have called conservative women much, much worse even to the extent of advocating rape of Sarah Palin’s daughter.  But have one conservative describe a liberal political activist by her proper name and the flood gates open.

The liberals are trying to get Limbaugh kicked off the air.  At the same time, they have accepted a million dollar donation from Bill Maher to Obama’s PAC and refuse to send it back.  Pure hypocrisy. It’s what we should expect from the left.

Michael Ramirez’ opinion on the matter is next.

You all have a great weekend, hear? The NRA Annual Meeting is less than a month away.

Thursday Thoughts

Darrell Issa tries to get documents from Holder’s DoJ.  After multiple delays, he receives paper so redacted as to be useless.  What remains that is readable is questionable.  After all, this administration is built on lies.  They manipulate data and when caught, deny the act.  All that makes this cartoon so appropriate.

The 2nd Amendment had a couple of winners recently.  First Maryland’s “May Issue” concealed carry statues were declared unconstitutional because they were capriciously granted to favorites.  This decision will undoubtedly be appealed but it puts another nail in the coffin of gun-control and makes the anti-2A forces retreat once again.

The second case was concealed carry on campus in Colorado.  The Colorado courts have declared unconstitutional the prohibition against student’s, who have all the proper state permits, from carrying on campus. No more gun-free zones in Colorado universities.  No more Virginia Tech-type shooting galleries.


We’re from the government and we’re here to help you!  Whether you can afford it or not.


And finally, Eric Holder blocked the use of photo-IDs for voting in Texas.  Yep, gotta protect democrat vote fraud in the Lone Star State.


As you can see, I had trouble finding a topic for today.  Cartoons are always a good fall-back and today, I had plenty to choose from.          

Cartoons of the Day

I’m pressed for time today. Here’s a couple of items to hold you over while I scurry around doing errands.
This one is from Glenn McCoy.

And this from Michael Ramirez.

Y’all have a great day!

Cartoon Cavalcade

Waaaay back in the 1950s when I was in grade school, Saturday morning was for kids. By that I mean cartoons and kid shows starting a 6am through noon. TV was black and white then and the old cartoons from the 30s and 40s were new to us. Cartoons like Krazy Kat, Mickey Mouse, Popeye and the Katzenjammer Kids.

We laughed when Krazy Kat threw a brick at the cop, Popeye and Bluto fighting, and all the stuff the Kids got into.  So did our parents.  Dad liked Popeye, Mom liked the Katzenjammer Kids.  We all liked them and no one thought we kids would throw bricks at people like Krazy Kat nor start fights like Popeye and Bluto.  We knew it was fiction—cartoons and not real life.

I guess that overall folks must have been smarter then…and knew their kids better too.  After all, we routinely took our .22 rifles to school in the Fall and went squirrel hunting on the way home in the afternoon.  No one thought we’d shoot each other or someone else.  Our parents taught us gun safety and how to handle our rifles safely.

It’s been nearly sixty years since that time.  I still like cartoons but my taste has changed a bit.  Here are a few that I found today that I think is more appropriate for our times.  Hmmm, on second thought, maybe metaphorically throwing bricks like Krazy Kat will come in fashion once again if the libs get out of control.

Glenn McCoy:

Chuck Asay:

Lisa Benson:

Here’s another view of Barney Frank’s departure by Michael Ramirez.


As I wrote yesterday, we’re expecting a crew at any time to begin tearing off the sides of our house and erecting new siding.  Consequently, I’m keeping my post short and simple. I may have to bail at any time.

Oh, did I say they’re repairing our windows too?  It’s gonna get a bit chilly in Casa Crucis. Time to emulate the cats and break out the fur coats.

Friday Follies for October 28, 2011.

I see that Chicago is considering legalizing marijuana.  I guess Hiz Honor da Mayor is trying to divert the Occupy Chicago idjits who are protesting at city hall.

All across the country, liberal mayors were supporting the “Occupy” mobs. Not anymore. The mayors’ support has disappeared and they’re moving the mobs out.  Even with the support of the unions and MoveOn.org, it isn’t enough to keep the mayors subservient. 

Isn’t it great with the liberals’ plans back-fire on them?


In an interview, Obama Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, was asked about Obama’s record as president. Included in Daley’s response was this tidbit.

  Daley says. “He doesn’t know why he’s as high as 44 percent.”
I’m not surprised at that response.  The real question is why he’s that high!

Here is an interesting column from The City Journal, a blog post by Myron Magnet.  It’s too long to print in its entirety. I urge you to follow the link for the complete article.  It’s informative and a good read.

On Tyranny and Liberty
Would the Founders approve of the nation we’ve made?
Myron Magnet
A U.S. Supreme Court justice recounted over cocktails a while ago his travails with his hometown zoning board. He wanted to build an addition onto his house, containing what the plans described as a home office, but he met truculent and lengthy resistance. This is a residential area, a zoning official blustered—no businesses allowed. The judge mildly explained that he would not be running a business from the new room; he would be using it as a study. Well, challenged the suspicious official, what business are you in? I work for the government, the justice replied. Okay, the official finally conceded—grudgingly, as if conferring an immense and special discretionary favor; we’ll let it go by this time. But, he snapped in conclusion, don’t ever expletive-deleted with us again.

Isn’t that sort of petty tyranny? I asked. 

Yes, the justice replied; there’s a lot of it going around. 

Tyranny isn’t a word you hear often, certainly not in conversations about the First World. But as American voters mull over the election campaign now under way, they’re more than usually inclined to ponder first principles and ask what kind of country the Founding Fathers envisioned. As voters’ frequent invocations of the Boston Tea Party recall, the Founding began with a negation, a statement of what the colonists didn’t want. They didn’t want tyranny: by which they meant, not a blood-dripping, rack-and-gridiron Inquisition, but merely taxation without representation—and they went to war against it. “The Parliament of Great Britain,” George Washington wrote a friend as he moved toward taking up arms several months after the Tea Party, “hath no more Right to put their hands into my Pocket without my consent, than I have to put my hands into your’s, for money.”


My wife has a breakfast bet with a friend on who will win the Series.  My wife, who grew up just outside St. Louis on the Illinois side, is for the Cards.  Her friend is for the Rangers.  They’ve been watching the games, texting each other with jibs and jabs.  

Last night, she watched the entire game.  I went off to the bedroom to read.  When I finally turned off the lights around 11PM I could still hear the beep, beep-beep, beep of her phone keyboard.

Now I don’t mind going to the park to watch a game. To me, watching the other people is as much fun as watching the antics on the field.  On TV?  Yaaawn.

This morning I awake to discover…there’s yet another game!!!

It’s gonna be a long weekend.