Archive for May, 2010

Ragging on Pabst Blue Ribbon

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Dennis Hopper passed away yesterday and on my Facebook page I mentioned drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) in his memory. Now a couple of people mentioned some unflattering things about PBR, not catching the reference to Hopper’s role as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet where he delivers a classic line.

I know PBR isn’t known as the greatest beer in the world, I prefer a good ale, especially an IPA. But if you been working out in the hot sun and want an ice cold beer to cool off with I’ll grab a PBR over my favorite IPA. There is the right brew for the right occasion and with the right occasion that could be a PBR. Besides trying to cool off, a tribute to Dennis Hopper is the right occasion for a PBR.

Liberals Used To Say Bush Was In Over His Head

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Funny how they don’t say that about President Obama, If you been following President Obama there should be no doubt in the unbiased mind that he is in way over his head.

Now this isn’t saying he is stupid, a common line liberals would toss at President Bush, but rather his lack of experience is exposed for the world to see. And trust me, the world sees it. One just has to look at the actions of many governments, both allies and enemies to see this.

Peggy Noonan has an article out called He Was Supposed to Be Competent. Give it a read. Many people, myself included would have said He Was Supposed to Be Competent? We would have been surprised if he had shown competence.

The Will of Congress?

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Much is being made of President’ Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Why would the President pick someone like this; no judicial background, has argued case very few case, most notably Citizens United v, Federal Election Commission, and really no paper trail allowing people to get an idea as to what type of justice she would be? The answer can be found in the Citizens United case.

President Obama has criticized the Supreme Court for their ruling in this case. He saw it as the Court overturning not only the will of the people (which is debatable in this case) but also the will of Congress. Pretty amazing statement if you think about it and if you have any knowledge as to how the three branches of government are suppose to function.

The Supreme Court should not be looking at the “will” of anyone, especially Congress, to decide if a law is constitutional or not. Their main job is to look at the law, look at the Constitution, and decide if the two mesh together. If they do, the law is considered to have passed constitutional muster. Otherwise the law is struck done as being unconstitutional. Little more complicated then this, but in a nutshell this is how things are suppose to work.

Obama in this case wants Justices that will kowtow to a Congress currently being ran by Democrats and an agenda being pushed by a liberal President. Much like Franklin Roosevelt wanted with his attempt to pack the court. The downside of this is that the Constitution, the document dictates how our form of government should function, becomes meaningless.

President Obama and people like him want the supreme power of deciding what laws are right or wrong to reside in the other branches of government with the Supreme Court rubber stamping their approval. This is why Obama wants Kagan on the Supreme Court, she’ll be exacting the type of Justice that ignores the Constitution and will decide cases on what she thinks is best, not what is right.