Archive | March, 2009

Quiet and Meaningless

Posted on 21 March 2009 by Ed Z

Quote of the day Via Hot
Air

“You take a look around
you, the genuinely successful people that you see who you want to
be did not check their individualism at the door when they started
their work. They didn’t check their self-interests at the door,
and they didn’t check their self-respect, and they didn’t turn
over the belief in themselves to somebody else. That’s all I’m
talking about and that’s under assault by this administration,
which wants to control and limit freedom, ’cause the only way
Obama can get the power he wants and the Democrats can get the
power they want is if you willingly turn it over to them, by
getting rid of your self-interest, your self-respect and holding
your best interests at heart. Your
best interests do not coincide with your government’s,
especially now.”

My liberal friends talked a lot about the Bush administrations
assault on our freedoms.  How 9/11 was used to take away our civil
liberties.  Where are they now?  Where is the outrage that this new
President somehow feels he has the right to take away an American’s right to
earn money.  He wants, the Democrats want, to make the government
the master of us all.  Where are the patriots who spoke truth to power just
a few years ago?  Silent.  Silent lambs being led to the slaughter.

This is the
way the world ends

Not with a
bang but a whimper.

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Change, the Obama Way: No Guns for Pilots

Posted on 20 March 2009 by Ed Z

In between appearing
on The Tonight Show
and filling
out his NCAA bracket
, President Obama is making
it easier for terrorists to kill us
.

After the September 11
attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if
they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed
pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of
aircraft and rammed them into buildings.

Now President Obama is
quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety
on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.

Since Mr. Obama’s election,
pilots have told us that the approval process for letting pilots
carry guns on planes slowed significantly. Last week the problem
went from bad to worse. Federal Flight Deck Officers – the pilots
who have been approved to carry guns – indicate that the approval
process has stalled out.

Pilots cannot openly speak
about the changing policies for fear of retaliation from the
Transportation Security Administration. Pilots who act in any way
that causes a “loss of confidence” in the armed pilot program
risk criminal prosecution as well as their removal from the
program. Despite these threats, pilots in the Federal Flight Deck
Officers program have raised real concerns in multiple interviews.

It makes no sense whatsoever to end this program, or to even stifle
it.  Is this Obama’s first attempt at catering to the anti-gun crowd? 
All at the sake of our safety. I hope you win your basketball pool, Barack.

As Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch put it, "Why
not?  What could happen?
"

 

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TOTUS

Posted on 19 March 2009 by Ed Z

Obama’s
use of
a teleprompter
has been widely
documented
.  Now, the
teleprompter speaks
.

I’ll be heading out to LA
for the Jay Leno appearance. This will be fun; I haven’t done
Hollywood since that Streisand fundraiser last summer. Back then,
it was just warmed over stump material that Alec Baldwin was
lip-synching along to, but tomorrow night the stakes are higher.
It’s all new material: we have a whole five million viewers and a
rabidly supportive studio audience to sway on the American
economy. Just be aware that when The Big Guy says, "Secretary
Geithner is doing a great job," it’s not a laugh line.

TOTUS… brilliant!

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NHL Trade Deadline

NHL Trade Deadline

Posted on 04 March 2009 by Ed Z

The NHL trade deadline is today, and while blockbuster trades aren’t as
common as they were pre-salary cap, there is still potential for some nice
deals.

Here are some of the bigger names that are popping up in the rumor mill with
some comments and the likelihood of being traded.


= Unlikely to be traded

 
= Likely to be traded

Forwards

 

Defensemen

Jay Bouwmeester -
It is going to take a package of players that will help the Panthers (who are in
the tick of a playoff race) now and in the future to get a deal done, but
Bouwmeester’s impeding UFA status makes a trade possible.

Derek Morris
- Look for Morris to be moved today.

Sean Pronger -
Anaheim has stated he is off the trade block but you never know what could
happen.

 

Forwards

Nik Antropov
- GM Brian Burke has stated this guy will go today.

Bill Guerin -
Sitting out since Saturday there seems to be a hitch in a pending trade.

Olli Jokinen
- Salary may be an issue but would be a nice fit for a playoff bound team.

Vincent Lecavalier -
I’d be shocked if he was traded.  His contract and status with the
franchise make it nearly impossible but Montreal has long been a rumored
destination.

Martin St. Louis -
The fan favorite could be on the move to a team that needs some scoring.

Keith Tkacuk -
Fits the mold of a deadline deal player but I think the Blues will hold on to
him.

 

Goalies

Scott Clemmensen -
Carried the team while HOF goalie Brodeur was injured but is now back in the
minors.  GM Lou Lamoriello said he’ll try to trade the pending FA goalie.

 

Check out the Trade Center page
on  TSN.ca for more updates
.

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