Going Galt?

I just heard (via local TV news) that Strattons, a wonderful 1950’s-style diner located in Ashland City, Tennessee is selling-out to Walgreeens. Now I can’t blame Walgreens for buying it – it’s a great location – nor can I really blame the owners for selling, since the news is they got a great deal.

Nope, I don’t really blame anyone. Except, I wonder . . . did the growing unfriendly attitude towards business by the current administration (Obamacare, higher taxes, more regulation, destroying the economy with “stimulus”, etc.) have something to do with their decision?

Only the owners know for sure, but I do know that if I owned a small business, I certainly would give those factors some heavy thought in making my decision to sell.  A decision they’ve evidently faced several times over the years, as this is not their first offer for what is, as I said, a prime business location.

Well, a lot of folks voted for hope and change in this past election.  Many of them living in this area, it being heavily Democrat.  And no doubt many of them Stratton’s customers.  I wonder if this is the change they hoped for?

On a personal note, I’m seriously thinking of opening my own small business in a few years.  I wonder how things will be then?

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I Am Abba, err, America

Found this over at Three Donia. It pretty much reflects the exact mood of most of the country these days and if you are more turned-on by hot brunettes that you are turned-off by campy 80’s synthesizer then I’m pretty sure you’re gonna like it.

As for me, I kind of like both as evidenced by my secret Abba fetish.

America is sending an SOS, that’s for sure.

So Much For That Post-Racial Society The Left Promised

They just can’t let go of it.

The angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school’s first black student, bravely tried to walk to class.

Those same jeering faces could be seen gathered around the Arkansas National Guard troopers who blocked nine black children from entering Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957.

“They moved closer and closer,” recalled Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine. “Somebody started yelling, ‘Lynch her! Lynch her!’ I tried to see a friendly face somewhere in the crowd — someone who maybe could help. I looked into the face of an old woman and it seemed a kind face, but when I looked at her again, she spat on me.”

Those were the faces I saw at a David Duke rally in Metairie, La., in 1991: sullen with resentment, wallowing in victimhood, then exploding with yells of excitement as the ex-Klansman and Republican gubernatorial candidate spewed vitriolic white-power rhetoric.

Anyone who believed that cries of racism would not be used by the left after Obama was elected was a fool. A foolishness that has been proven over and over again since the historic day the first black man was elected president of the United States of America.

Here’s my personal example.

The other day I had a relatively mild debate on a conservative friend’s Facebook post about Obamacare which in the course of six or so comments resulted in one of the commenters calling me a racist. The problem, of course, wasn’t that I had used any racist language or even referred to race in any way, shape, form or fashion.  I had not.  No, the problem was that I had used facts and logic to debate his claim that the use of the interstate highway system was the same as the individual mandate under Obamacare. Something any five year old would know was not true.

Well, he didn’t like that at all – me rationally debating and not getting angry and spewing words of hate – so he went to what he and his leftist friends know best and called for me to just admit being a racist. He then described how one of his friends from a city down South had used the “N”- word when referring to Obama before the election and said we all felt that way.

My response? I asked him why he had racist friends, because I did not. Unfortunately I never got an answer because my conservative FB friend defriended him and apologized to everyone for what he had said.

I was kind of disappointed really.

The point is we can expect a lot more of this in the coming months. Demonizing those who disagree with them is really the only tactic the left has now (really the only one they have ever had throughout history) and what with the majority of the American people  turning against them they will use every despicable trick in their big bag of despicable tricks to stifle free speech.

We just have to stand fast.  The accusations of racism and violence don’t carry the weight they once did. Because like Peter crying wolf, if you do it every single time people just stop caring.

The New Pro-Choice Bart Stupak

Just gave us Obamcare by selling his pro-life credentials to the devil for nothing more than a bullshit promise from Obama in the form of an executive order that is worthless in the face of, you know, an actual law. Here’s hoping the voters in his district boot his ass out so he can take a lobbying job with Planned Parenthood or something.

Stole the post from Ace, hope he doesn’t mind.

UPDATE:

Stupak paid off? Who knows, but what a coincidence.

Also, was he called a baby killer? Hey, if the shoe fits.

G*d Damn These Bastards If They Pass Obamacare

To hell. Seriously, I wish them places on the lowest level.  For ignoring the wishes of the vast majority of Americans. For destroying the Constitution. For bringing down the greatest nation on the face of the planet.

That includes you, Jim Cooper, my representative and slimy socialist bastard, if you vote for this bill.

No Shit

Tell us something we didn’t know.

“In a private meeting with House progressives, President Obama said that this bill is just a foundation for future reform, and could pave the way for a later push for the public option and even single-payer systems at the state-level.”

It’s also the foundation for a socialist America, which is what Barry wants since he is a fricken socialist.

Via The Corner.

Bloggerazzi Photopalooza!

You know what is so interesting, and telling, about these photos of the CPAC 2010: Bloggerazzi Photopalooza. Well, aside from the fact that the guys all have faces made for radio and the gals are all beautiful, what’s interesting is that you can’t find one angry person in the bunch. No scowling with rage pitch-fork and torch carrying protesters here. Leave that for the left who always look like Glenn Reynolds just blended their collective puppies.

Nope, everyone looks full of good cheer, enthusiasm, and maybe an adult beverage or two. In other words, the kind of folks other people want to hang with.

Might be one of the reasons why the Tea Parties are catching on, aside from that whole “quit stealing my money and forcing crap programs on me without my consent” thing.


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