Below is a growing list of posts we consider important here at Off-the-cliff.com.
- We propose a plain-English Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
- To Our Liberal Friends and Members of Our Families
- An amazingly wonderful SNL video
- How Republicans should stand
- Calling on FoxNews – do the right thing
- stories about Obama’s newspuppies
- Finally – The other news media find a spine! – huge!
- You owe the American people an apology Mr. President
- Is there a RINO in the house (warning to Republicans)
- Roll call on evil (vote these abysmal representatives out in 2010!)
- The President and the War
- The President and the War, Part 2
- The President and the War, Part 3
More to come…
We used to believe that the IRS was the most evil organization in America. Not that the country doesn’t need tax money to run. But the excesses of the IRS far outweigh the benefits brought by its existence. We call for its eventual dissolution and a replacement with something much more in keeping with the United States Constitution – a revenue service that doesn’t inflict damage on the body politic.
But the IRS is a small bit player next to the Department of Homeland Security and its demon-spawn bastard child, the Transportation Safety Administration.
The problems began, of course, with its takeover by The Messiah Putz-in-Chief and his Main Clucker, Janet Napolitano. From an inability to continue calling our conflict with the evil segments of the Muslim world a “War on Terror,” to the political correctness enforced upon those who might have called attention to the bastard Hasasn at Fort Hood but didn’t because they feared being called “racist” (people thus died because of political correctness – a direct connection, which means that all who love PC have the blood of Fort Hood on their hands), to Napolitano coming out with a “white paper” of sorts that said that the real threat in America was by “right-wingers” (so it’s OK to tar some people with a broad brush, as long as it’s not some bastard child of the Left), to the TSA now having free reign to use high-energy scanners and gropers whenever they like, wherever they decide (in the name of safety, of course).
The time has come for every member of the TSA to be required to personally buy a surety bond of at least $100,000, which they will lose – and all proceeds going toward paying down the national debt – if they are discovered to be abusing their power resulting from their position in the TSA. I would say that the higher up the food chain in the TSA, the bigger the bond required. So someone like Pistole should be required to put up a $1,000,000 bond and Napolitano should have to put up a $5,000,000 bond, and the Messiah should have to put up a $10,000,000 bond.
These sick people deserve nothing but scorn and derision. It is so time for these pigs to dressed up with lipstick and forced to wear signs that say, “I’m stupider than a stump.” THAT at least would be truth in advertising.
We have been silent for a long time because there hasn’t really been anything of a game-changing nature for awhile. We have believed, at least since March, that SANE people would be voting Democrats out and Republicans/Conservatives in. And barring massive election fraud (difficult even for the most immoral of Democrats given the likely size and scale of the sweep), we believe this will be played out in an astonishing way come November.
We just wanted tonight to weigh in on the Ground Zero Mosque / Lunatic Pastor controversey.
There is an 800 pound gorilla in the room that few seem willing to talk about, which is this: the lie that most Muslims are peaceful, just like everyone else. IF THIS WERE TRUE, then there would be no need for people from The Messiah to the Pope to weigh in on the doings of a sad little preacher who wants to burn a few books as a protest to the GZM.
But it is our considered belief that most Muslims in the world are not peaceful. Like liberals, they are vile human beings, little better than dogs. They rage at the mere possibility of a preacher doing this burning of the Quran. And how do they rage? By desecrating other people’s precious objects, e.g., burning the American flag.
But even worse – even worse – is the absolute silence by the Muslim community in America with respect to the hot-heads around the world. We have not heard one voice – not one – from the Muslim community condemning other Muslims and telling them to knock it off. Worse, we heard the GZM imam say, we need to be careful of the “radical” Muslims.
This is madness. There should be no effort by non-Muslims at comity with Muslims until they start issuing fatwas against their own hot-heads and killers. When they start doing that, only then can they demand, with any kind of moral legitimacy, that the crazy preacher not burn their precious Quran. But will they do that?
We’re not holding our breath.
We break our silence because we found something actually interesting on which to comment. The investigation of Al Gore (note that we did not say AlGore this time) for sexual assault.
While we would love it intensely to see Al Gore locked in the slammer for a very long time due to his malfeasance with respect to the scientific method and his efforts to siphon money out of the economy to support his environmentally scandalous boondoggles, this time we find ourselves on his side. Galling as it is, our allegiance is to truth and fact; not to ideology and the preferences of a moment.
What we have in this case is a woman named Molly Hagerty claiming she was groped, etc. by the former Veep. Let us say at the outset that we don’t know what really happened there and then. We weren’t there. What we do know is that Ms. Hagerty hasn’t produced a scintilla of evidence that can be used in a court of law.
Now where have we seen this before? Where oh where have we seen it? Oh yeah – Anita Hill. The individual most responsible for political correctness degrading this country’s civility, enjoyability, and conviviality.
The similarities are striking. A woman, without a shred of evidence, makes claims against a famous/powerful man. He has to somehow prove he didn’t do it. While it is difficult to prove you DID do certain things, unless there is a record (e.g., receipts, video, etc.), to prove you did NOT do something? How do you get a receipt for something you did NOT do? How do you record that you really didn’t do something? You’d need a video that recorded everything you DID do, 24/7, because you’d never know which part of the time line an accusation about you would be made.
Fortunately for Al Gore, this was a criminal matter. Why fortunate? Because in a criminal matter, there are rules to be followed. There are rules of evidence that will generally be used in a court of law, and if these rules were not followed at the time the evidence was gathered, or if there is no evidence, an impartial judge will throw the case out. And the prosecutors, knowing this, won’t file unless they believe they have a case that can pass muster with a judge.
With Clarence Thomas, there were no rules of evidence. There was just Anita Hill’s claims along with a complicit “trier of fact” (the Congress of the time) and a complicit press that had it in for Thomas. They could follow whatever procedure they wanted, or no procedure at all – and that is, of course, what they did.
Because of Anita Hill, the template was set: accuse falsely a powerful man or woman and try accused in the court of public opinion. Hagerty’s mistake was that she chose someone who is LOVED by the left-wing media, so they held back on Gore. And she filed a criminal complaint.
Now – IF Al Gore truly did do the deeds he is accused of, we can only wish that Hagerty had evidence that would allow the government to throw Gore’s sorry behind into the slammer. For he truly does belong there as far as we’re concerned.
But due process matters more to us than having people we despise sent to the Big House.
Next time, Hagerty, get evidence that will stand up in court.
Well, it’s been more than a month again…
Not much has changed. As anyone with an ounce of sense knew, the Messiah hasn’t been able to command the oil from the Gulf well to stop. Some God the Messiah turned out to be. What’s that? He never claimed to be a God? Could have fooled us…
In our last post we said that the President acted Presidential – not scapegoating BP. We spoke to soon. True to form, the President wants to know who’s “ass to kick.” Way to get mad, Mr. President. Way to show you’ve got emotion. Like emotion is what matters here.
While we acknowledge that as an engineering problem, stopping the leak may be extremely difficult, we believe it remains an engineering problem – and not a political one; except in this: What would have happened if we didn’t have a ban on close-to-shore, shallow drilling? What if the oil companies didn’t have to put down shafts where they are neraly inaccessible?
We lay the location of the drilling platform at the feet of the environmentalist whack-jobs who wouldn’t know a scientific fact from their horoscope if their lives depended on it.
Mr. President… why don’t you step down, and let someone with a brain – perhaps Lady Gaga – take over. At least she’s a tad entertaining. What’ve you got? Nothing. Squat. Zilch.
Time for you to go, Mr. Prez.