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I won’t bore you with details. I am just not in a good way right now money-wise.

I’m not going to end up in the street, I am just not working and money is at an all time low. I do not have Google AdSense anymore, they yanked my account for an unknown reason.

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Oh, by the way; on Thursday, June 28′th — I will be 40 years old. 40 years old, no job, broke and living with my parents. You have any idea what that does to man? You could never even begin to imagine. :(

Also too, if you do not like or do not trust PayPal; I can give you my home address. It is out there, if you are good with Google. But, if not and you want to help out, without using PayPal, let me know.

Thanks for your loyal readership for the 8 years that I ran this blog.

-Patrick

Blogger “theblogprof” quits blogging

Always sad to see another blogger quit. I have to admit, I have thought about it.

He writes: (H/T Insty)

I love my career and what I do, my time with students, and the mental challenges I face every day in my field of study. I truly love my job in the same way that a teenager loves video games. It is literally fun for me, and I leave work every evening with more energy than when I entered earlier in the day. It appears to be a rare thing.

This blog started in resistance to the bailouts, overspending, the subversion of the US Constitution by the ruling class, and then the march of radical liberalism after the election of Obama. To that end, many of us bloggers expanded our spheres of influence through writing and made a small difference. And the tea party formed. And liberalism is being beat back. That will not end.

However, this blog must. I like blogging, but I love my day job.

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for reading, commenting and encouraging me to continue. Thank you all for your messages of support of my efforts, which will now be at the grass roots level only. I want to make it clear that in no way am I burned out (almost 3 years now I have kept a consistent pace). In fact, I am more energized than ever. I also do not blame my employer. Nor should anyone connect this action with them.

via theblogprof: The End.

I wish him the best.

To clear something up

I never thought in a million years that I would need to post something like this. But, if I must, I must.

As you all know, earlier this morning, I posted a entry basically letting the right know, that if they wanted to pursue an agenda of hate; to basically count me out.

Well, it appears the somebody somewhere is digging through my archives and is bringing up a posting, where I called the man, Scott Roeder, who killed Dr. George Tiller, the man who was performing partial-birth abortions; an American patriot. I will link to that old posting; but let me warn you. That posting contains EXTREMELY GRAPHIC PHOTOS of DEAD ABORTED BABIES, I ADVISE YOU, IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED, DON’T CLICK THE LINK! Otherwise, Click here to read it.

Anyhow, if they had actually read the stupid entry, they would have read this:

UPDATE: I feel the need to post this as a disclaimer. I do not encourage ANYONE to take this sort of drastic measure to stop abortion. Nor would I EVER do it myself. However, I do believe that someone like this who decides that they must take a stand, should be honored, not convicted.

I wrote that then, and I still feel that way. What Scott Roeder did was extreme, what Scott Roeder did was a crime and he is in prison for it. Looking at it now, perhaps I should have worded it differently. Scott Roeder is a criminal and he does belong in a prison cell. However, I believe among those who are pro-life, as I am; I believe the Scott Roeder should be seen as someone who took a extreme stand and took matters into his own hands. Now, do I believe that Pro-lifers should be committing murder? No, I don’t. The problem is, that when someone chooses to take this path, the very people that claim to be pro-life, condemn that person for taking a stand. I believe that this is hypocrisy.

The reason I say that, is this right here. Dr. George Tiller was, in fact, himself a murder. He knew exactly what he was doing and he employed every damned legal tactic to continue doing what he was doing; and he succeeded in getting a State judge to side with him.  There was also evidence that George Tiller was tricking women into aborting their babies for frivolous reasons as well. That, in my mind, makes Tiller a straight up cold blooded killer. Now do I advocate anyone killing George Tiller? No, I do not. No sane person would do that. But I do say this; unfortunately, we live in a society, where killers are protected and yes, even rewarded for their actions, all in the name of progress. We live in a society, where people who decide that killer is wrong and dare to take a extreme stand, are jailed and condemned. Again, all in the name of progress. It is a sad thing to see, but it is the reality that we live in today.

Now having said all the above, I will say this. Listen, I do not condone murder of any sort. But there are times, when a homicide of another human being is justified. George Tiller was a murderer and the law in Kansas was not keen on stopping him. So, a man by the name of Scott Roeder decided to take matters into his own hands; in the name of Pro-Life. The problem is, the pro-life crowd wants to condemn someone who decided to take a stand and pay for it with his own freedom, to protect the lives of the unborn…. and the very people that supposedly condemn the murder of the unborn, condemned Mr. Roeder. That is straight up hypocrisy in my book.

Now, if whomever is roaming through my archives wants to bring this posting up and then bring up the one, where I am ripping on the right for their stupidity and call me a hypocrite; fine, do it, I could honestly care less about that. Because I believe these are two totally different issues. I am not preaching hate, when I call George Tiller a murder, nor am I preaching hate, when I say his killer ought to be respected and honored and not condemned, that is my personal feelings, and I am not fudging facts, nor am I being a racist about it. I am expressing my personal opinion, which, the last time I checked is not a federal crime. At least not yet, the progressives have not outlawed freedom of speech. As much as they would like to, the damn communist bastards.

Bottom Line: I made a statement, of which, I could have worded a bit better. But, I stand by it 100%. If the liberal left wants to distort that and call me a hate-monger, feel free. But I still stand behind what I said. Because I believe that Abortion is murder, and I believe that the pro-life crowds needs to get abortion stopped at the STATE level and NOT the federal.

That’s my opinion and I welcome yours.

The most sane thing I have read about the DOJ Black Panther Case yet

It comes from none other than Rick Moran over at Right Wing NutHouse:

I don’t for a minute believe Holder and Obama are racists. I believe they are politically correct jackasses who sought to bestow a political gift on a favored constituency. For those – including Boehlert – who believe that this issue was small potatoes, perhaps they might explain the furious activity surrounding it from both the White House and the Department of Justice. This timeline of White House involvement and NAACP lobbying on behalf of the Panthers pretty much destroys the idea that there was a legitimate reason to drop the civil suit. It was politics, pure and simple. And having spent the 2008 campaign rightly railing against the politicization of the Bush justice department, Obama and Holder could hardly be expected to admit to doing the same.

This doesn’t excuse Limbaugh or Beck from making their jaw dropping claims about Obama sticking it to white people or that the president is trying to foment a race war. But are those comments ignorant, stupid, irrational, and paranoid? Or are they racist?

You simply can’t automatically identify political speech you disagree with as racist like Boehlert does in his ridiculously exaggerated screed. Of course it’s bonkers to believe that Obama wants a race war, or that he’s out for payback against whites for slavery. But why is that necessarily a racist comment? What makes it racist, specifically? If it were racist based on the fact that it’s nutty and dead wrong, that encompasses a lot of territory. And ascribing racist attitudes based solely on the fact that the president is black just doesn’t cut it unless you want to drastically demean and lower the bar for what constitutes racism in political speech. Using that formula, all opposition speech against the president should be dismissed as racist – an outcome no doubt devoutly wished for by Obama partisans but nonsense on its face.

Go read the rest… It is very good.

Kennedy McCain got married

Ladies and Gents,

I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nestares:

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nestares

Say what you want about Robert Stacy McCain; but my God does he have a Beautiful Daughter! :D

Congrats to the Bride and the Groom; and yes, to dear old Dad too! ;)

I guess that is another one that I will have to cross off my list. :P

A short note of thanks

To Doug over at American Power for the link love from His Blog and Right Wing News.

My warmest welcome to the readers of these blogs.

The story is this; Doug was not on BlogAds and I got him an invite to join it. Doug and I don’t agree on everything. But he is a decent person. So, as someone who’s gotten my share of breaks in the Conservative Blogosphere; I thought I would help him out.

So, to the readers of both of these fine Blogs. I simply will tell you this. I might not be the perfect image of what some of you might consider a “Perfect Conservative”; but I am definitely not what I was, politically, about ten or so years ago or even maybe back in 2006, when I first started into blogging. Also, I will say this; I am not a partisan blogger, I do not and will not ever, carry water for a political party. I will always speak the truth, as to what I feel about a subject.  I will tell you what I feel, even if it means that I may just chase some readers off. I would rather you know how I feel and you decide that this blog is not for you; than for me to hold back or even lie; just for the sake of your readership and you maybe clicking my ads. Being true to one’s self is more important than any sort of profit to be made on a blog.

Again, welcome to my little humble abode, read the comment rules, and please feel free to speak back to me. :D

To Doug I say: Merci, bedankt, tak, dankie, falënderim, hvala, and so on….

Erick Erickson is a hypocritical twit

Pot meet kettle….

Erick Erickson on Bob Inglis….:

Hogan mentioned Bob Bennett’s comments earlier. Bennett thought it beneath him and outside conservatism to think the constitution may limit him, a senator, from legislating.

Well, over in South Carolina, Daniel Foster points out another example, defeated Republican Bob Inglis.

Inglis, defeated in a Republican primary by tea party activists, has shared what he really thinks of conservatives — they are racist, bigotted, and easily led by villains like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.

The soon to be former congressman loathes the term “death panel” and thinks people who criticize Barack Obama are racists, just like those tea party activists who, on the day they were throwing Bob Inglis out of office, were putting in office an Indian lady and a black guy down in Charleston.

I guess they are blind racists. Somebody ask Bob Inglis to confirm.

Now just a few days ago, on Michael Steele:

I have heard Michael Steele’s comments regarding Afghanistan and the President.

I have read the RNC’s statement on the matter.

The RNC statement is indecipherable in the context of what Michael Steele actually said.

The war in Afghanistan is not a war of Barack Obama’s choosing. It is a war of Al Qaeda and the Taliban’s choosing. We responded.

Michael Steele must resign. He has lost all moral authority to lead the GOP.

That part I underlined, is the talking-point of the Wilsonian, Statist Republicans and Conservatives who believe in a perpetual war in Iraq and Afghanistan and any other damned where they think terrorists might be hiding. The truth is that nobody knows for sure, where Osama Bin Laden is even at anymore; further more, anyone who has tried to build a Nation in Afghanistan, has failed at it, but that means nothing to people like Liz Cheney and  Erick Erickson. People like these two want war — forever or as along as it is profitable to big businesses like the one’s that Dick Cheney and the Bush Family owns.

So, yeah, I am calling out Erick Erickson for his blatant hypocritical crap here.  How dare he call someone else a Statist? When he himself has made the same damned type of statements —- But just on a different subject.

Horrible News: UN says at least 220 dead in oil explosion in Congo

This is just damned awful:

SANGE, Congo – A tanker truck hauling fuel on a rural eastern Congo highway overturned, gushing oil and exploding in a massive fireball that killed at least 220 bystanders, including many who had been watching the World Cup in flimsy roadside shacks, officials and witnesses said Saturday.

Among the dead were 61 children and 36 women, the Red Cross said. Also killed were villagers who had descended on the truck to siphon fuel illegally from the wreckage, apparently unaware of the danger, the U.N. said.

U.N. peacekeepers rushed to evacuate more than 200 wounded from the scene by helicopter and ambulance, while Red Cross teams carried the charred bodies from the scene in body bags and buried them in two mass graves a few miles (kilometers) away.

The truck overturned as it was trying to pass a minibus late Friday near the village of Sange, around 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of Uvira, a town on the northern tip of Lake Tanganyika near the Burundi border, said Mana Lungwe, manager of the Congolese oil company that owns the truck. The vehicle began gushing oil, then burst into flames an hour later, he said.

Lungwe said the driver was injured in the accident and taken to a local clinic before the blast occurred. Sange is located between Uvira and the Congolese provincial capital, Bukavu, further to the north.

via Congo: UN says at least 220 dead in oil explosion – Yahoo! News.

This is just awful news; I would never make stupid jokes about it either. My thoughts and Prayer are with the victims; and yes, damn it they were victims of this most awful accident.

But yet, assholes like Steve Gilbert write idiotic tripe like this:

Because of their ‘addiction to oil.’

[...]

Is this really a time for levity?

[....]

Which sounds like the domicile of Mr. Obama’s brother.

[...]

Just wait until all of our cars run on safe electricity — and pixie dust.

Mocking people’s deaths, and mocking blacks in Congo! How farking quaint! HAW HAW HAW! :roll:

If this is what the Republicans mean by reaching more people; they’re screwed. Not only was this not funny, it is highly offensive and quite stupid. Freedom of Speech? Oh Sure, fine. The SAME damned freedom of speech that Steve Gilbert is given, is also given to me to slam dunk the farking bastard and say that he ought to be frog marched into the damn street and shot in the damned head for making jokes like that! So there, there’s MY first amendment right! Damned idiot.

The sick part is; this is ANN COULTER’s friend. She makes friends with idiots like this? Egad. :shock: :roll: Now I know I don’t want anything to do with that idiotic shrieking harpy.

No Wonder Ace hates Steve Gilbert with a passion

I cannot believe he would post stupid stuff like this….

What an asshole! :mad:

Background on Gilbert and Ace

I mean, that’s just straight up farking wrong. I’m sorry. But it is.

I am checking to see if sweetness and light is in my blogroll, if it is, it’s gone. Screw that idiot, he will get no more traffic from me.

Don’t mence words now…

Good Lord! :eek: :shock:

Not me, they don’t. Eat shit and die, “Blue Commie Texan.” Everything you toss at us, we toss back from here on in. Don’t like it? I hate it for ya, you fuckin’ punk. Cry me a river, why don’tcha.

via Cold Fury » Death becomes them.

Whew. Gott.a.mighty! Thought I was bad… ;)

(H/T to Right Wing News)

Hawkings Vs Frum Redux

Round two of the dust up…:

Actually, I, like most conservatives, do not advocate groupthink or demand people rigidly stick to the “company line.” We actually have a simpler request: We just want people who are billed as Republicans and conservatives to actually be on the same side we are. The editorial pages in the newspapers slant liberal. The columnists slant liberal. Even the news in the newspapers slants liberal. Hell, even the TV shows and movies slant liberal. So finally, after all that, you run across a “conservative” in the mainstream media giving an opinion and guess what? He’s been given a platform to speak because he agrees with the liberals. That’s what people like David Frum get paid to do, I’m sick of it, and I’m not doing anything else to reward people like him, including allowing them to get into the Blogads Conservative Hive.

via Right Wing News vs. David Frum, Little Green Footballs, Media Matters, & Excitable Andy! – Right Wing News (Conservative News and Views).

Programs get yer programs! You can’t tell a dumb ass from an idiot without a program…..

….Well, I am a capitalist…. :P :D :lol:

Fellow Michigan Blogger Needs Help

It seems a fellow Blogger from the Detroit Michigan area could use some help….:

I am so screwed friends. I’m so desperate for a job I applied yesterday to be a server in a ribs joint for 2 nights a week. The good news is it was a very short application. The bad news is before I left the woman who took it, asked for my birthday. She made it pretty clear that I’m too old for the job. That’s not even legal of course, but who’s going to sue over a two night job? I didn’t get the good bartending job either. I see the ad is out of the paper.

But that’s not the worst part. I got a letter from the bank. They cut off my credit card. I was depending on that to pay my bills this month. I won’t even be able to afford my medications now, much less buy food. Not that the food is so important. I don’t eat much anyway and I have enough in the cupboards to last a while. Besides I’m so upset I haven’t been to able to eat anyway. I can barely hold down the food. Not to mention the heat is making me sick. I haven’t turned on my AC because I was trying to keep the electric bill down. It averages from 85 to 90 in the apartment and it’s too hot to eat anything but pasta salad. It doesn’t help that I haven’t been able to sleep more than five hours for a week since I was already freaking about the job situation. I wake up in a panic. Sometimes I vomit. I lost five pounds this week.Via – The Impolitic: I am so really screwed

Now some people would want to know why I would even remotely even want to help someone from the other side of political fence. I will answer this:

  1. Politics is one thing and real life is another.
  2. I am in a similar situation myself. If it were not for my parents, I would be in the same spot.
  3. She’s a Lady; a liberal lady, but I digress….  and I am about a sucker for a damsel in distress.

….and for the most important reason:

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. — (Romans 12:20-21 KJV)

Further More….:

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. — (Matthew 5:43-45 KJV)

and…..:

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.(Luke 6:27-35 KJV)

That is the reason. As much as I have issues with the modern day Church world; and it’s Americanized version of Christianity. I have not forgotten, nor have I abandoned my Christian Faith. Therefore I implore every Christian and Conservative who reads this blog, to open their hearts and their wallets to help this lady out.

Click to head on over and make a donation via PayPal.

Sometimes, there are things that are much more important, than political jousting. This, is one of those times.

Why do Conservatives and Libertarians continue to bring up Senator Byrd’s involvement in the Klan?

This is getting to be quite old. The continuing defamation of a dead man.

The cheap shot against Byrd is that he was back in the day an Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan and writing letters as late as 1946 that “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.” I consider it a cheap shot because he did apologize for and disown his participation in the group. Better late than never, I suppose, even if it does make you wonder about all those politicians of his generation, even ones from the Deep South, who never felt a need to recruit for the KKK and never prattled on about “white niggers” like some back-country Norman Mailer. —Let’s Not Forget Sen. Byrd’s Negative Legacy – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine

Okay, so why did this reason writer even feel the need to even bring it up? Why? I’ll tell you why. To make a cheap political point; that is not entirely based in factual information. It just so happens that the Democratic Party fought hard in 1964 to get the civil rights bill passed. Yes, Byrd was one of the Southern Democrats who objected to that bill. It also happens to be a fact that Senator Barry Goldwater, a Libertarian Conservative, who also objected to it as well. As did many Conservatives as well.

It also just so happens that Byrd apologized time and time again for his involved in the Klan, From Wikipedia:

When running for the United States House of Representatives in 1952, he announced “After about a year, I became disinterested, quit paying my dues, and dropped my membership in the organization. During the nine years that have followed, I have never been interested in the Klan.” He said he had joined the Klan because he felt it offered excitement and was anti-communist.[10] However, in 1946 or 1947 he wrote a letter to a Grand Wizard stating, “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”[19]

In 1997, he told an interviewer he would encourage young people to become involved in politics, but to “Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don’t get that albatross around your neck. Once you’ve made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena.”[20] In his latest autobiography, Byrd explained that he was a member because he “was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision—a jejune and immature outlook—seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions.”[21] Byrd also said, in 2005,

I know now I was wrong.
Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times …
and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what
happened.

For me, that is more than enough of an explanation. Let us also remember that a revered voice on the Conservative/Republican side, Strom Thurmond was also a supporter of Segregation and also reportedly a bitter racist as well.  Besides all that; While I do not condone that actions of the Klan, especially the violence towards blacks. We need to be real about all this; “Celebrating Diversity” is a joke. Just ask this guy here.

I just stand amazed of the tactics of some of the Bloggers who call themselves “Conservative”; how they engage in the tactics of the liberal left of race-bating anyone who disagrees with their dogmatic position on race. Some of them seriously need to come down to reality and realize that their ideas on race are just flat wrong. I also find it amazing that they will attack White people who stood for their own race; but they will condemn a black man in the White House, all the while kissing up to the Zionist element in Jewish Conservative politics.

Some people need to just get real…. :roll:

Great moments in liberal media hypocrisy

CEO of BP goes yachting it is a federal crime:

VENICE, La. (AP) – Just when it seemed Gulf residents couldn’t get any more outraged about the massive oil spill fouling their coastline, word came Saturday that BP’s CEO was taking time off to attend a glitzy yacht race in England.

Tony Hayward’s latest public relations gaffe didn’t sit well with people in the U.S. who have seen their livelihoods ruined by the massive two-month oil spill.

“Man, that ain’t right. None of us can even go out fishing, and he’s at the yacht races,” said Bobby Pitre, 33, who runs a tattoo shop in Larose, La. “I wish we could get a day off from the oil, too.”

As social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook lit up with anger, BP spokespeople rushed to defend Hayward, who has drawn withering criticism as the public face of his company’s halting efforts to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Robert Wine, a BP spokesman at the company’s Houston headquarters, said it’s the first break Hayward has had since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers and setting off the undersea gusher.

“He’s spending a few hours with his family at a weekend,” Wine said Saturday. “I’m sure that everyone would understand that.”

Not Mike Strohmeyer, who owns the Lighthouse Lodge in Venice, on Louisiana’s southern tip, who said Hayward was “just numb.”

“I don’t think he has any feelings,” he said. “If I was in his position, I think I’d be in a more responsible place. I think he should be with someone out trying to plug the leak.

President Barack Obama goes golfing, which is, a Homosexual’s sport, in this writers opinion:

President Barack Obama hit the golf course Saturday with Vice President Joe Biden.

The White House pool report noted that Obama left at about 1 p.m. for the course at Andrews Air Force base, and his golfing parters included White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and David Katz, the energy efficiency campaign manager at the Department of Energy.

Obama left the course shortly before 6 p.m.

Nicholson and Katz, along with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, joined Obama for four hours of golf last weekend. The Republican National Committee released an ad soon afterward taking aim at Obama’s golfing during the ongoing BP oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

The temperatures in the Washington, D.C., area Saturday were similar to last weekend, in the low 90s and humid.

….and *crickets*

Well, except for Conservative Bloggers who want to hold this President to the same standard that the left held George W. Bush for the past eight years, and as someone who was not a fan of said person; I think that is a good thing.

Like I said before, Heckeva Job Berry!

Yeah, that’s right, I called Golfing a FAG BOY sport, for stupid sissies who are too damned stupid or too much of a girly man to do anything else; like a real sport, like football, basketball or baseball. So, you faggot golfers can SUCK IT! There, I said it, I feel better. :mad:

Others, who are on the job, unlike the dead-wood media: The Confluence, Don Surber, Reuters, BBC, Pajamas Media, Outside the Beltway, Liberty Pundits Blog, Cubachi, The Daily Caller, Flopping Aces, NewsBusters.org, USA Today, Patterico’s Pontifications, No Sheeples Here, Freedom’s Lighthouse, THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS, HotAirPundit, American Power and Nationals Journal

Petraeus briefly passes out during hearing

I really did not want to blog about this, because quite frankly, I do not consider it to be even news. But, eh, it’s content, I guess.

The Video, John McCain’s reaction is interesting:

The Story:

Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, briefly collapsed at a Senate Armed Services hearing on progress in Afghanistan.

Petraeus was about to answer a question when he went silent and passed out in front of the microphone. He quickly recovered, but the hearing went into recess and Petraeus was able to walk out under his own power.

He later returned to the hearing room and joked that he had felt “lightheaded” — but that the condition was not caused by questioning from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

“I just got dehydrated,” Petraeus said.

Despite Petraeus wanting to go ahead with the hearing, chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) postponed it until Wednesday.

via Petraeus briefly collapses at Senate hearing on Afghanistan – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

Of course, there is nothing funny about a guy falling out. But, he is okay. Just did not eat and was most likely overcome from the heat of the lights.

There was one funny headline, from the place that’s known for such stuff:

John McCain Nearly Bores David Patraeus To Death

HEH! Now, that was funny… :P

Not to be outdone, Michelle Malkin Snarks:

Gatorade and Power Bars, stat.

Ed Morrissey over at HotAir.com remarks:

John McCain’s reaction is telling.

Well, gee Ed, what did you want McCain to do? —- Hop across the damned table and rescue the man himself? Give the guy a break, he is older than my Dad! :roll:

On the other side of the political fence, at least in my eyes. Some nasty comments were observed. The Racist, Anti-Semitic, hatemonger bastard Lew Rockwell used the occasion to insult one of our Military’s finest leaders:

Did Petraeus fall asleep while talking to McCain at a phony hearing, or was it the weight of all the innocents he’s collaterally damaged on his conscience, or his killion “medals”? He claims he was water deprived, just like his prisoners in the camps. BTW, look for this man on a pale horse to run for president as a Republican.

You know, I am quite known for my controversial comments too. It is time I started doing that sort of a thing again here. Here is hoping the Lew Rockwell is found dead, face down in a pool of his own blood — from a Brain Aneurysm. America would be such a better place for it. Not to mention the Conservative/Libertarian world.

More leftest hate-mongering here. If only we could send them all off to camps to be reprogrammed.

Update on the PayPal Situation and Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller updates everyone on her little scrap with PayPal that lead many, including me to cancel our accounts:

And so today, about an hour ago, a very pleasant and rather deliberately clueless executive called me from paypal to say it was all a big misunderstanding and Atlas would be reinstated (and the subsequent restriction of SIOA and FDI removed also).

Not so fast, Leslie.

I asked her why I was singled out and who designated me as a hate speech site, and on what basis? Why was revolution muslim (which threatened to murder the producers of Comedy Central) and Imam Awlaki DVDs part of the paypal stable of vendors? She said she was “unaware of a hate speech designation and would inquire and call me back.”

And so she did.

She said Atlas was mistakenly designated when “in review.” I asked why was Atlas in review. Paypal has been on this website since 2005. She did not have an answer. I asked what recourse do smaller websites have? As this is my real concern. My soapbox is pretty big, but what about small blogs?

I told Leslie that reinstating me was not good enough. If a site is designated a “hate site,” who decides? Once designated, you have two choices — lose paypal, or change content. Unfair, mon frere. Leslie agreed. She said she was going to recommend a third choice so that one could contest the designation before a mandatory choice had to be made of either signing off of paypal or changing content.

Frankly, I find this weak. They should remove the designation altogether. If they are going to allow jihadis to raise dough using paypal, what’s the point of any hate speech designation?

Needless to say, I am not going back. I told her that, too. She wished I would reconsider. But, no. I am sticking with Gpal — the G stands for guns :)

via Paypal Called, Paypal Caved – Atlas Shrugs.

Some goes here, I am not going back to PayPal either, at least not for Blog Donations. I may, at a much later date, set up a PayPal address for non-blog related matters. But for Blog-Related Donations, I will be using GPal. Because I just do not need some liberal driving by here and reporting me to PayPal for hate speech. Pamela has more resources to fight such a charge, I do not.

Freedom of Speech is a priceless thing, and I realize that Companies like PayPal are not obligated to uphold freedom of speech laws. But we as Patriotic Americans also have the right to take our Business elsewhere, which I, Pam and a few others have done.

I will also make another note. I notice that other Bloggers who commented on this story; had much to say about it. But most of them are all still on PayPal. To you all, you are all nothing, but spineless cowards. Talk is one thing, actions are another, most of you sat praising Pamela Geller, all the while remaining on PayPal. You call that loyalty to America? Please. Actions speak louder the words, and you all said your peace during that little stand off. I am ashamed to call you my fellow Conservatives. I took action, I left E-Bay the minute that I become aware of this situation; I did at first want to keep out of it, then I realized, that it could have been me. Which is more that I can say for some of you. This will be remembered the next time one of you idiots gets yourself in some serious hot water with the other side of the political fence. I will just keep my little mouth shut too. Two can play that game people. Remember that.

Others: Israel Matzav and iOwnTheWorld.com

Farewell Paypal, until you fix this problem

I am a little late to the trough on this one. But I figured it did deserve a few lines of my support.

As some of you might know, PayPal has sent Pamela Geller a threat, that if she did not remove their badges from her blogs, that they would close her account. Well, that will never do. This flies into my libertarian radar; what I mean is this — Freedom of Speech is Freedom Speech is Freedom of Speech. I do not care if it is Pamela Geller, David Duke, or Fred Phelps of “God Hates Fags” fame. The point is that the first amendment applies to everyone, including Pamela Geller and her quest against those who wish to convert American into an Islamic Country. Which is, by the way, something that I personally happen to support.

So, having said that, Last night, I actually closed my PayPal account, that I have owned since the late 1990′s. At first, I thought of ignoring Pamela’s plight. I figured, “Eh, Sling Poo, attract flies…”. Then it dawned on me, I’ve slung my fair share of poo around myself and I have also paid a price for it. Now, do I think Pamela would return the favor? No, I don’t. But there is a Bible verse, you know, that thing that God actually wrote? Anyhow, A Bible verse that comes to mind, these are the actual Words of the Lord Jesus Christ, That would be God’s Son:

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. (Luke 6:31 – King James Version)

….and So, that is why I did it. Until PayPal backs down. I will not be doing business with them, at all. I now use Gpay for all donations here.

Sometimes have you have to stand, for what you feel is right. So, here I stand. :D

Others: YID With LID, AmSpecBlog, Outside the Beltway, Gates of Vienna, Pajamas MediaThe Jawa Report, Jihad Watch, Israel Matzav, The Other McCain, five feet of fury., Jay Currie and American Power