The Light Bulb

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dear GOP: You Get One More Chance

Borrowed, echoed, and slightly altered from Drew M at Ace of Spades.

Dear GOP,

This is your final chance. If you blow this, I'm out and you will need to be destroyed.

What is it? Repeal ObamneyCare on Day 1. Don't worry about replace, don't worry about anything else. We will do everything we have to do in order to drag your pathetic selves over the line this fall, including electing Mitt "I'm a Principle-Free, Flip-Flopping Rino" Romney.

In return this is what you will do:

Instead of adjourning for pictures and tea and cake to celebrate getting your worthless selves elected to 2 or 6 years on the government teet, you will immediately pass a one page bill that says, "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and whatever statute number has to be included) is hereby repealed."

That's it. Nothing more, and absolutely nothing less.

Since Congress meets before Inauguration Day, Downgrade will still be President. Simply hold the legislation at the desk so the 10 day pocket veto clock doesn't start. If other parliamentary maneuvers are needed, just do it.

Then as soon as Mitt takes the oath of office and before his speech—no one will care or remember—walk the bill up to him at the podium to sign.

If this does not happen, the GOP must be destroyed and a new party built to replace it. We've tried the carrot approach (votes, money, volunteers) to change your behavior. Now it's time to show you the stick.

No more "oh the other guys are worse" scare tactics. That might be true, but as you've proven time and time again it doesn't mean you are any good.

This is your one job. Do it or join the Whig Party in the dustbin of history.

With incredible seriousness,

Mr. Light Bulb

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Socialism is an inherently wicked idea

Excellent quote from Claire Berlinski's There is No Alternative, page 7.

What she managed to do, more effectively than any other politician in history - including Ronald Reagan - was to convey a very particular message about socialism. It was not only that socialism was an economically inefficient way to organize human societies. It was not only that communist regimes had in the twentieth century drenched the world in blood. It was that socialism itself - was morally corrupting. Socialism turned good citizens into bad ones; it turned strong nations into weak ones; it promoted vice and discouraged virtue; and even when it did not lead directly to the Gulags, it transformed formerly hardworking and self-reliant men and women into whining, weak and flabby loafers. Socialism was not a fine idea that had been misapplied; it was an inherently wicked idea."
Oh that the Brits and we Americans would recognize this screamingly obvious truth once again.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Monday, July 06, 2009

Sweet, Cornyn gets booed

Senator Cornyn gets booed at a Tea Party.

This man voted for the bailout and dares to talk about fiscal responsibility. How I wish I could have been there to hurl insults at him.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

You know it's bad when Pravda gives you advice about capitalism

Yes, that Pravda.

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
Then we are treated to "How to destroy capitalism in three easy steps."
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system...


Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses...


The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive.
And now, here's the advice, for any Russians left in the US.
The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.
Are you praying for the 2010 elections even now?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
— John Adams

Monday, May 04, 2009


The fearless and lovely Ann Couler puts this rapacious whore in her place.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's about time

Arlen Specter finally admits what the rest of us have known for a long, long time.

Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that will also push Democrats closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.

"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement could come later in the day or Wednesday.

Specter, 79 and in his fifth term, is one of a handful of Republican moderates remaining in Congress in a party now dominated by conservatives. Several officials said the White House as well as leaders in both parties had been involved in discussions leading to his move.

With Specter, Democrats would have 59 Senate seats. Al Franken is ahead in a marathon recount in Minnesota, and if he ultimately wins his race against Republican Norm Coleman, he would become the party's 60th vote. That is the number needed to overcome a filibuster.

Specter faced an extraordinarily difficult re-election challenge in his home state in 2010, having first to confront a challenge from his right in the Republican primary before pivoting to a general election campaign against a Democrat.
Why did it take him so long? Because he's never had a credible primary competitor. Quote of the day goes to RNC Chairman Michael Steele:
Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don't do it first.
From his lips to God's ears.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

For the record, waterboarding is NOT torture.

I continued to be amazed at all the drive-bys who think waterboarding is torture. Here's a perfect example:

Thanks to the brainiacs at the Power Line for the video, and I also thank Liz Cheney for standing up for America and the truth. And the truth is that waterboarding is not torture. As Ms. Cheney so logically put it, we (the United States) use waterboarding as a form of training. If we use it on our own people, it is not torture, by definition.

However, if you want to know what real torture is, read this article at Wizbang. Where's the Defeat-ocrat outrage at true torture?

Friday, April 17, 2009

39% Perry must have an election in his future...

...because he's starting to sound like a conservative.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!"

An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall -- one of three tea parties he was attending across the state -- that officials in Washington have abandoned the country's founding principles of limited government. He said the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation, spending and debt.

Perry repeated his running theme that Texas' economy is in relatively good shape compared with other states and with the "federal budget mess." Many in the crowd held signs deriding President Barack Obama and the $786 billion federal economic stimulus package.

Later, answering news reporters' questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.
This from the Governor who signed into Texas law the largest tax increase in Texas history. Rick, I'm still waiting for my $2,000.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The excreable Johnny Sutton has resigned

At last, a minute measure of goodness in this case.

The San Antonio federal prosecutor at the center of a politically charged case against two Border Patrol agents convicted of covering up their role in the shooting of a drug smuggler resigned Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton submitted his letter of resignation to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said Shana Jones, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western Judicial District of Texas.

Sutton’s resignation was voluntary, Jones said, and his future plans were not immediately disclosed. He was not available for comment.
Hey, Johnny. You can come mow my yard for $20.00. And if you pull the weeds, I'll throw in another $20.00.

Praise God this disgusting waste of oxygen no longer has the ability to ruin lives.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Audacious Polarizer

Hope and Change.

For all of his hopes about bipartisanship, Barack Obama has the most polarized early job approval ratings of any president in the past four decades. The 61-point partisan gap in opinions about Obama's job performance is the result of a combination of high Democratic ratings for the president -- 88% job approval among Democrats -- and relatively low approval ratings among Republicans (27%).
Isn't that interesting. Pursuing socialism makes you the darling of one party and not the other. Anybody see that coming? From ten miles away?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A rookie president, indeed

Here are the thoughts of our nation's most brilliant thinker, Dr. Thomas Sowell, concerning The Big Zero's lack of experience.

Someone once said that, for every rookie you have on your starting team in the National Football League, you will lose a game. Somewhere, at some time during the season, a rookie will make a mistake that will cost you a game.

We now have a rookie President of the United States and, in the dangerous world we live in, with terrorist nations going nuclear, just one rookie mistake can bring disaster down on this generation and generations yet to come.

Barack Obama is a rookie in a sense that few other Presidents in American history have ever been. It is not just that he has never been President before. He has never had any position of major executive responsibility in any kind of organization where he was personally responsible for the outcome.

Other first-term Presidents have been governors, generals, cabinet members or others in positions of personal responsibility. A few have been senators, like Barack Obama, but usually for longer than Obama, and had not spent half their few years in the senate running for President.

What is even worse than making mistakes is having sycophants telling you that you are doing fine when you are not. In addition to all the usual hangers-on and supplicants for government favors that every President has, Barack Obama has a media that will see no evil, hear no evil and certainly speak no evil.

They will cheer him on, no matter what he does, short of first-degree murder-- and they would make excuses for that. Even former Reagan speech writer Peggy Noonan has gushed over President Obama and even crusty Bill O'Reilly has been impressed by Obama's demeanor.

There is no sign that President Obama has impressed the Russians, the Iranians or the North Koreans, except by his rookie mistakes-- and that is a dangerous way to impress dangerous people.

What did his televised overture to the Iranians accomplish, except to reassure them that he was not going to do a damn thing to stop them from getting a nuclear bomb? It is a mistake that can go ringing down the corridors of history.

Future generations who live in the shadow of that nuclear threat may wonder what we were thinking about, putting our lives-- and theirs-- in the hands of a rookie because we liked his style and symbolism?

In the name of "change," Barack Obama is following policies so old that this generation has never heard of them-- certainly not in most of our educational institutions, where history has been replaced by "social studies" or other politically correct courses.

Seeking deals with our adversaries, behind the backs of our allies? France did that at Munich back in 1938. They threw Czechoslovakia to the wolves and, less than two years later, Hitler gobbled up France anyway.

This year, President Obama's attempt to make a backdoor deal with the Russians, behind the backs of the NATO countries, was not only rejected but made public by the Russians-- a sign of contempt and a warning to our allies not to put too much trust in the United States.

Barack Obama is following a long practice among those on the left of being hard on our allies and soft on our enemies. One of our few allies in the Middle East, the Shah of Iran, was a whipping boy for many in the American media, who vented their indignation at his regime-- which now, in retrospect, seems almost benign compared to the hate-filled fanatics and international terrorism sponsors who now rule that country.

However much Barack Obama has proclaimed his support for Israel, his first phone call as President of the United States was to Hamas, to whom he has given hundreds of millions of dollars, which can buy a lot of rockets to fire into Israel.

Our oldest and staunchest ally, Britain, has been downgraded by President Obama's visibly less impressive reception of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, compared to the way that previous Presidents over the past two generations have received British Prime Ministers. President Obama's sending the bust of Winston Churchill in the White House back to the British embassy at about the same time was either a rookie mistake or another snub.

We can lose some very big games with this rookie.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Change you can believe in: The Big Zero insults the disabled on his first talk show appearance.

Hope and Change.

President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled.

Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he's gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

He bowled a 129, the president said.

"That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically.

It's "like the Special Olympics or something," the president said.
Isn't that special? I bet he wishes he'd brought along his teleprompter.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Looks like the shine is wearing off the halo

Hope and Change.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 38% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. With just a few exceptions, that number has remained steady on a daily basis between 38% and 42% since Inauguration Day.

Thirty-two percent (32%) now Strongly Disapprove of the President’s performance, the highest level of disapproval measured to date. The rising negative is driven by Republicans, 56% of whom Strongly Disapprove of Obama’s performance. Since Inauguration Day, Republican opposition has doubled.

These figures give Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +6, his lowest rating to date (see trends). The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates also available on Twitter.
[emphasis mine]
And, for those who voted for The Big Zero, here it is in a picture.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Since they have TVs in England, might it be considered a regift?

Hope and Change.

He had put clearly great thought into giving the U.S. President lavish gifts to signify Britain's 'special relationship' with the U.S.

During his historic trip to Washington, Gordon Brown gave Barack Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet - once called HMS President.

The unique present delighted Mr Obama because oak from the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute, was carved to make a desk that already takes place in the Oval Office in the White House, after being presented by Britain to the US in 1880.

The Prime Minister went to the trouble of hunting down the perfect gift after becoming the first European leader invited to the White House by the new Commander In Chief.
So far, so good. And then comes the embarrassment.
So it would be perfectly understandable if Mr Brown felt a little underwhelmed at the official gift he received in return.

For despite being leader of the world's most bountiful nation, President Obama handed over nothing more thought-provoking than 25 classic American films on DVD.


Despite being a 'special collector's box set', any film buff could have picked up the movies from their local video store for just £250.
Can you believe that? The Big Zero bought the Prime Minister of our most trusted ally a boxed set of DVDs. He's the epitome of cluelessness.

I wonder if he'll brag about buying them from Amazon with his Blackberry.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Chief Tax Cheat to go after tax cheats. Seriously.

Because that's what Hope and Change is all about.

The pot has issued the kettle an ultimatum: tax dodgers beware.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who was forced to fork up $34,000 in unpaid back taxes, told the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that the Obama administration will be going after people who avoid and evade taxes.
As Bob Dole famously asked, "where is the outrage?"

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Another day, another Defeat-ocrat tax cheat

Hope and change.

Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk, who is President Obama's nominee to be the U.S. trade representative, failed to pay almost $10,000 in taxes during the past three years because of a series of mistakes, the Senate Finance Committee said yesterday.

Kirk's errors involved honoraria from speeches, on which he should have paid taxes; the cost of sports games, for which he deducted too much; and improper treatment of accounting fees on his income taxes. Kirk has agreed to file amended returns.
Can we just get every Defeat-ocrat nominated for a Big Zero cabinet post? That way we'll at least get have the budget deficit taken care of.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Compean and Ramos are free!!!

At long last.

Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have been released from federal prison after serving more than two years in solitary confinement for the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler.
But, for some strange reason, they're not completely free.
Ramos and Compean were unable to comment Tuesday as they are under a gag order until they are released from federal custody on March 20.

The pair will remain on "supervised release" for a period of up to three years, according to a statement from Ramos' lawyer, David Botsford. Botsford said it was appropriate to commute the pair's sentence in light of the "onerous" conditions they experienced while incarcerated.
Let's pray the Supreme Court takes up their case and reverses the travesty of their convictions.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

366 people were kidnapped in Phoenix, Arizona in 2008

Second in the world behind Mexico City.

More ransom kidnappings happen in Phoenix than in any other town in the United States, according to local and federal law-enforcement authorities. Most victims and suspects are connected to the drug-smuggling world, usually tracing back to the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, Phoenix police report.

Arizona has become the new drug gateway into the United States. Roughly half of all marijuana seized at the U.S.-Mexico border was found along Arizona's 370-mile-long stretch.

One result is a kidnapping epidemic. Nearly every other crime here is down. But police received 366 kidnap-for-ransom reports last year, 359 in 2007. Police estimate twice that number go unreported. [emphasis mine]
I'm so glad we have former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano as our new Homeland Security Secretary. Aren't you?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fiscal Reality Central

If you watched The Big Zero's press conference last night, you heard him say that there is virtual agreement from the economic community on the need for government spending. Yet another lie. Please visit the Cato Institute's Fiscal Reality Central and read their full-page ad listing hundreds of economists who disagree with The Big Zero.

Monday, February 09, 2009

He said it! The Big Zero LIED in front of the world!

Did you catch it? It was in response to the first question he took.

We are going through the worst economic crisis since The Great Depression.
LIE!!! And he did it so effortlessly. Can't wait to hear a reporter challenge him on it.

The Big Zero's address tonight

Dear Reader, during The Big Zero's prime time press conference this evening, if you hear The Big Zero use a phrase like this:

"...this is the worst economy since The Great Depression..."
make sure to scream "Liar!" at the television. This is most assuredly NOT the worst economy since The Great Depression. It is, however, the worst economy since The Carter Years.

Friday, February 06, 2009

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Hope and change.

President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible, a fresh call to a recalcitrant Congress to move quickly.
Poor guy. He's never been a leader before, so he wouldn't know this, but it helps to be optimistic instead of pessimistic when you're trying to get people on your side. That's O.K. This is a great time for on-the-job training. Right? He'll come around, I'm sure.