John Boehner – He’s the Republican with a Pair

johnboehnerOn Friday evening the House of Representatives passed the massively overreaching Cap and Trade bill.  Again, as has been the custom over the last couple of months, this bill was voted on with very little debate – or actual reading of the bill.  I’m confused on how legislators can vote on something that they haven’t read.  If I did that in my job I would be fired – but I guess I should be a Representative to have this kind of “perk”. 

Fortunately my Representative, Jerry Costello (D) from Illinois, and 44 of his Democratic brethren voted no on the bill.   No thanks to the 8 Republicans that voted yes on the bill. 

John Boehner (R), Minority Leader from Ohio, really says it best in this clip.  This is government at it’s best.  How do they stay awake?

Hmmm…John Boehner 2012.  Hopefully he doesn’t have any skeleton’s in his closet.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

ABC Refuses CPR Issue Ad

ABC (All Barak Channel) aired the President’s infomercial on his health care plan for America.  No opposing views.  No debate.  All that is missing is Ron Popeil or Billy Mays hawking the latest revolutionary product. 

A group called the Conservatives for Patients Rights approached ABC about running an ad opposing the infomercial.  ABC flatly denied their request.  According to the CPR:

ABC turned down CPR’s initial request last week to run paid advertising during their hour-long special presenting the President’s health care plan from the White House, basing that decision on what they called a long-term policy disallowing issue or advocacy advertising on their network. In a follow-up letter on Monday, CPR asked ABC to reconsider pointing out the fact that ABC, has indeed, accepted issue ads on their network, including issue ads by AARP, the American Medical Association, and the Pickens Plan. ABC has yet to respond. The Senate HELP Committee moved a step forward on rationing our health care by voting down an amendment along party lines put forth by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) that would have prohibited the development of health care rationing methods. Senators Kyl and McConnell have introduced a bill that would prohibit the federal government from using “comparative effectiveness research” – a common tool used by socialized health-care systems to dictate treatment based on cost rather than effectiveness – to deny coverage of a health-care treatment.

Here is the ad in question.

All of you who rail at me that there is no bias in the media – what is this?  Walks like a duck, talks like a duck….

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Where in the World is Governor Mark Sanford? – UPDATE: Found in Argentina

mark_sanfordI’ll have to admit that I really wondered why this story garnered national attention.  South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford evidently took off to do some hiking on the Appalachian Trail without telling his family or anyone else.  While that seems strange, and that’s not what I would do in a similar situation, is this really a big deal?  Is the Iran thing getting boring already to all the typical news outlets?

To illustrate my point, here is my favorite ex-ESPN guy (who was actually good in that role – not so much in his current position) Keith Olbermann:

These moon bats are now comparing Gov. Sanford to a loon that needs to be put in the funny farm for observation and “medication time.”.  Is he quirky?  Probably, but is that a shock for a Politician?  Not in my book.

I think the real story here is that Gov. Sanford has been one of those guys mentioned as a possible candidate in 2012 on the GOP ticket.  Coincidence?  I think not.  It seems to this humble blogger that the DNC and their willing accomplices in the Main Stream Media will propagate these stories to tear down credibility.  May I suggest getting your message to a different network than MSNBC – nobody watches that bilge (except to repost on blogs to show folly).

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant



It seems that Mr. Sanford is like many politicians (Republican AND Democrat alike) that he can’t keep his pants on.  Evidently he had a long time affair with a women he met through email correspondence in Argentina.  Like the dude over at Right Commentarycommented on Twitter – What a moron.  Michelle Malkin wasn’t quite as magnanimous, but to the point.  I second the opinions. 

What is with these guys – do they really thing the MSM will give them a pass – especially a Republican governor.  It’s like blood in the water for those sharks. 

All I can say that at least this is not happening during the primary – or during the election cycle.  Just think if John Edwards happened to be the Democratic candidate last year.  Boy, that would have been a game changer.  Timing is good for Ensign and Sanford and the right side of the aisle. 

Of course, again, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

The US Economic Problems are Solved!

I just love the Onion. 

Problem solved.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Major Garrett Actually has a Pair

It seems that FNC’s White House Correspondent actually has a pair. 

Most reporters usually ask the POTUS softball questions, but not Major Garrett.

Good work Major, but I don’t think you’ll be called on again any time soon!

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Crazy Pete’s Embryonic Stem Cell Emporium

Again, you just have to love Steven Crowder.  He has a great way of presenting relevant topics in an easy to understand format.  This week it’s Embryonic Stem Cells!

Now I don’t consider myself an expert on stem cells – adult or embryonic – but I am pro-life (hey, there’s a shock!).  Sure there are embryos that will not be used in fertility clinics and we can argue the viability of destroying them or using them for science.  OK, let’s say that we could use these embryos that will be “discarded” anyway.  What happens after that supply runs out?  Where will the researchers get the specimens?  There could be a time where these are actually harvested from women much like a crop in the field.  Of course, this is pure speculation on my part or maybe the plot line of some sci-fi movie I caught late one night.

Contrary to popular belief, President Bush did not outlaw research on Embryonic stem cells, but he did outlaw the harvesting of new embryos for the purpose of research.  This seemed reasonable to me as a starting point.  What have the researchers gained from the availability of the Embryonic stem cells?  Maybe one of our readers can help me out with that one.  President Obama recently recinded this 2001 policy so it’s full steam ahead!

On the other hand, there have been many advances with the Adult Stem Cells.  The research is busting out all over and making incredible advances.  This begs the question…why are we spending so much valuable time and money on an unproven theory of the holy grail of embryonic stem cells when the adult stems cells present such promise?  I can’t answer that question, but I’m sure Planned Parenthood has some stake in the policy. 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Obamacare Coming to You!

I found this video on the Gateway Pundit site.  Mr. Obama has been very clear where he wants to take our healthcare system from employer based to a single payer (government).  Very scary to say the least.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

OBAMA Bumper Sticker

This was just too good to pass up.   My Dad sent me this and I just had to share. 

Now I wouldn’t put this on my vehicle, but I thought it was interesting.



Nuff Said.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Sarah Palin Schools Matt Lauer

As a side note, I really don’t think Letterman has been funny for some time.   It’s good that this is still getting press.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

I Guess I’m A Right Wing Hate Machine

Steve McConnell photo

Steve McConnell photo

I love liberal journalists.  I really do, honestly. 

Paul Krugman, a columnist for the New York Times, wrote a column on the Op-Ed page on June 11 called The Big Hate.  Sounds provocative, huh.  All I can say is at least this type of opinion was on the Op-Ed page and not on Page one where it usually ends up.  You are more than welcome to read the whole ugly article, but I’ll pick out the most interesting points, to me, and offer up my opinion.

Now, for the most part, the likes of Fox News and the R.N.C. haven’t directly incited violence, despite Bill O’Reilly’s declarations that “some” called Dr. Tiller “Tiller the Baby Killer,” that he had “blood on his hands,” and that he was a “guy operating a death mill.” But they have gone out of their way to provide a platform for conspiracy theories and apocalyptic rhetoric, just as they did the last time a Democrat held the White House. 

First off, George Tiller was a baby killer.  There really is no other way to express that fact.  He did have blood on his hands.  The guy that killed Dr. Tiller was a nut job.  Nothing that Bill O’Reilly said on his program was news to this guy or any other right thinking person.   Strike 1.

Exhibit A for the mainstreaming of right-wing extremism is Fox News’s new star, Glenn Beck. Here we have a network where, like it or not, millions of Americans get their news — and it gives daily airtime to a commentator who, among other things, warned viewers that the Federal Emergency Management Agency might be building concentration camps as part of the Obama administration’s “totalitarian” agenda (although he eventually conceded that nothing of the kind was happening).

 From what I have read and heard, this incident (FEMA) did not happen.  Shine on you crazy diamond.  Nuff said.  Strike 2.

And then there’s Rush Limbaugh. His rants today aren’t very different from his rants in 1993. But he occupies a different position in the scheme of things. Remember, during the Bush years Mr. Limbaugh became very much a political insider. Indeed, according to a recent Gallup survey, 10 percent of Republicans now consider him the “main person who speaks for the Republican Party today,” putting him in a three-way tie with Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich. So when Mr. Limbaugh peddles conspiracy theories — suggesting, for example, that fears over swine flu were being hyped “to get people to respond to government orders” — that’s a case of the conservative media establishment joining hands with the lunatic fringe.

The Swine Flu, sorry, Mexican Flu was hyped.  According to the CDC, 36,000 people DIE each year from the influenza related complications – you know, the type you are suppose to get a vaccine for each year.  As of the writing of this post approximately 45 people have died from the Mexican Flu.  Now, any fatalities are horrible, but how about a little perspective on the matter.  I’m just sayin’…..  Strike 3.

Yes, the worst terrorist attack in our history was perpetrated by a foreign conspiracy. But the second worst, the Oklahoma City bombing, was perpetrated by an all-American lunatic. Politicians and media organizations wind up such people at their, and our, peril.

That’s his big finish.  Kind of a fizzle, really.  These people don’t care what some commentator on the TV or radio says.  If McVeigh was really a lunatic then that kind of stuff wouldn’t matter anyway, but maybe I’m just blowing smoke up your backside.

At least Mr. Krugman is honest and upfront about his feelings.  It would be nice if more journalists were that transparent.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Those Crazy Republicans

Crowder and Zo are at it again. This time they tackle the Republican stereotype weaved by all those lazy people on the left.  You know, all those fair minded people like…Keith Olbermann…Rachel Maddow…Chris Matthews…etc…etc..etc. that nobody actually watches. 

After all we’re just all a bunch of red neck hicks in our pickup trucks chewing tobacco and having fun with farm animals. 


Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Top 10 List – Willow Palin Rape “Joke”

Palin LettermanI found this Top 10 list on the website for Big Hollywood.  I just had to repost this list  as it captures what many are thinking perfectly.

10. Listen, I didn’t know Willow Palin was 14. She was born in 1995. I thought she was still 13.

9. Why’s everyone so mad? I wasn’t making fun of Barack…?

8. I understand some offense was taken over my remarks last night. If that’s the case, I’d like to offer an apology to A-Rod. Tonight on the show, we have…

7. Careful buddy. You’re criticizing the guy who almost got the “Tonight Show.”

6. I’m a comedian and therefore not responsible for anything I say … ask Jon Stewart.

5. See, you all spoiled it. The plan tonight was to come out and tell a similar joke about Barack Obama’s daughters. But you can forget it now…

4. Everyone just needs to relax. Page, six, paragraph seven of the “Democrat Handbook” clearly states Republican children are fair game. Or is that the “Mainstream Media Handbook” … I get them confused.

3. It’s just been brought to my attention that during the campaign Barack Obama declared Sarah Palin’s children off limits. So, I would just like to say that this will never happen again and I hope the President will accept my apology. 

2. Would you believe I was hoping to be Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World”?

1. If what I said was so wrong, why haven’t feminists complained?

I have noticed that some people have indicated that this was distasteful, including Claire McCaskill (D) from Missouri.  I doubt Obama is on board this that thinking, so maybe ol Dave is swinging in the wind on this one.

Of course, that is just my opinion (and John Nolte).

Rob’s Rant

PETA Peeved About Tossing Dead Fish

pikeplaceAs Comedian Jim Gaffigan says, “I love animals, they taste delicious.”

I usually ignore the stories involving PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), but this one was just too good to ignore.  The Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle is world famous for their fish throwing.  Now, these fish are dead and ready to buy for a tasty meal.  PETA is not irritated that the fish were killed, (well, maybe a little irritated),  but they seem to be more peeved that the dead fish are tossed around as a show. 

They seem to have so much influence on the weak minded that they have convinced the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to not have a demonstration with actual fish .  Maybe they could use rubber fish.  Oh, can’t wait to see that.   Should make for a great video.

In a story from a Seattle TV station:

In a letter sent to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), PETA says fish are intelligent, sensitive animals. PETA writes: “You should know that people who care about animals are appalled that a veterinary organization, whose purpose is to represent the interests of those whose jobs involve protecting the well-being of animals, would promote an event in which animals are treated so disrespectfully and are handled as if they were toys.”

 OK, let me get this straight.  PETA is mad because the fish market (that’s a place where they sell fish for people to EAT) is tossing the dead fish around and that’s disrespectful.  Nothing about whether eating the fish are disrespectful, but maybe that is just implied by PETA being involved. 

Where I come from PETA means “People Eat Tasty Animals.”  I think I’ll go have a Fish sandwich and call it a night.  Could you pass the Tartar Sauce?


Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Letterman Shows His Love for Palin

I haven’t watched the David Letterman show for years.  I honestly don’t think he’s that funny and sometimes is downright mean.  Not really things I strive to watch before I go to bed.  He is like many liberals today that really show their bias regardless of what their audience really thinks.  It’s his show so I suppose he can talk about what he likes. 

Gov. Palin showed up on his Top 10 list and was called a slut and indicated that her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriquez during the Yankee game.  Nice.

Here is an audio response from Gov. Palin from the John Ziegler radio show.  All I can say is she is one of the classiest politicians out there. 

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

The Stimulus Bill is a Big Hit with the Unemployed!

Many of us shook our heads as Congress and the President signed the “Stimulus” bill into law.  It was obvious to myself and many other true Conservatives that this was a gateway to further economic problems.  Unfortunately, Washington politicians see the loss of votes or bad press instead of what is really good for the country. 

I shamlessly stole this video from a post on The Great Illuminator – one of the best sites out there in my opinion.

A penny for your thoughts?

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant