Said with the same invective that Jerry Seinfeld used when he saw...."Newman".
I was over a Proof's place looking for insight....He said;
I just don’t get it.
I truly don’t.
I haven’t stopped shaking my head since
10:15 yesterday morning when the rulings came down.
I hear ya brother. The whole post is informative. Go, read it.
What is most infuriating about all of this is that we
(by “we” I mean those of us who revere and respect the Constitution) had this
thing defeated. This thing was a dead duck. Justice Anthony Kennedy was with us all the way.
How often does that happen?
It turns my stomach
thinking about how close we were to killing this disaster.
We actually had Kennedy.
He was one of the four dissenting justices who correctly
asserted that the entire ObamaCare bill was unconstitutional.
Walk Out! The Congressional Black Caucus is channeling their inner Jesse Jackson in attempt to play the race card in the vote over the contemptible behavior of General Attorney Holder. Like the tactics used by that olde race baiter himself, the CBC is trying to caste the vote as one relating to race. Ineptitude be damn! Agents dead? Incompetent attorney?...nahhhh. He's black, that why they don't like him.
So here are my questions....
Why does the Congressional Black Caucus hate white ATF agents? Why are they not concerned when Mexican drug smugglers murder a white ATF agent? Is the CBC racist?
Yes, Obamacare......That stinking, bulging, over flowing, fly infested, sack of excrement that president Zero has lassoed his administration to will stand or uh, umm, explode with the ruling by the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Many have written wondering if the old Rumbear has a prognostication or sorts. Of course I do. Roberts will write the tome that is. Me thinks the mandate goes down. Ergo the funding arm will be cut from this bill. The rest of it? That's where its gets stinky. I do not for a minute think the Supremes' will be reviewing each entitlement. The conservatives will want to throw the whole mess out. The Wise Latina will demonstrate why she isn't. The little cherub, Kagan, will want to save the enchilada, despite her ongoing conflict of interest. Kennedy will flip waffles and want to save a portion.
The real question is kiddies....what will President Barracke Hoosane Kardashian do in response thereto? We saw a glimpse earlier this week when he demonstrated he flailed like a petulant 2 year old at a Court that DARED to questions his actions on border issues. What will he do when the Supreme s bitch slap him again? I think it will get ugly. Expect a myriad of executive orders and directives to be brought forth as President Kardashian attempts to save his signature piece of crap.
.......and then the House votes on contempt for the clown prince of general attorneys.
Thursday has all the indications of being a great day for America.
Yet, as Han Solo once said, "Don't get cocky....."
The Supreme Court has upheld the key component of SB 1070, the Arizona Immigration Law. It ruled that the provision requiring a check of immigration status for persons otherwise detained was valid. This was the centerpiece of the bill. A citizen lawfully stopped by a police officer will have his immigration status checked.
The Court threw out several lesser provisions. (In the world of negotiations, these were what are known as throw away issues.) Look for the Lamestream media to focus on what was tossed as opposed to what was upheld.
UPDATE: Sheesh! Several of youse naysyaers have written me...but, but, but, Rumbear they threw out portions! I read it in [enter MSM newspaper here] Okay, go here if you need to hear the news from a Tall Dog.
It is that person that inspired you to get off the fence and start writing. Mine was Rob Smith aka Acidman.....
A wild eyed southern boy blogging from Georgia. I first wrote about Rob Smith back here.
It was a year ago today that I learned of the passing of Rob Smith aka “Acidman”. I began reading his blog “Gut Rumbles”
three years prior. Rob was a great writer that was able to skewer his
points home with a flare that was all his own. Some say he was gruff
and crude. To me he was a diamond, in the rough. A “Tall Dog” indeed. I
posted a few comments on his blog and we exchanged an e-mail or
Six years and 3000 plus posts later...here I
am. Yeah, I still have his letters. I wonder how his son Quentin is
doing. His daughter keeps the site active. Stop by and let yourself be
offended....and look for the diamonds.
Now if you will excuse me I'm gonna listen to a little John Prine...."Souvenirs"
Memories, they can't be bought and
They can't be won in carnivals for free
It took me years, to get these souvenirs
And I don't know how they slipped away from me... "Souvenirs," by John Prine & Steve Goodman
Hard to think about my Dad and not smile about Uncle Bud. (He is 3rd from the right)My Uncle, the Socialist from Canada. Go figure.
*(The Photo? Germa's circa 1989....L to R, Lloyd, Iola, aka Mom, Evelyn, Bud, Bud's lady Carol, and Arlene. All have passed away)
Fond memories ...told me some good stories of my dad. Hell, I even let
him drive my Porsche ...once. I took him sailing when he visited Sandy Eggo. Another time he visited me in SF....we
had a spirited discussion on politics over a bottle of cheap rum in a
run down hotel on Lombard Street. As I recall, dinner in Chinatown
followed. Then again, maybe it was two bottles of rum and we skipped
As a former member of Parliament his cohorts had the opportunity to get
up and speak on his passing. What they said is below. The link I had
on this is no longer any good. So I will print it in it's entirety here.
The House met at 1332. Prayers. MEMBERS' STATEMENTS Hon Bob Rae (Premier): Mr Speaker, I wonder if I might have
unanimous consent to make a statement about the passing of a member of
the House. The Deputy Speaker: Is there unanimous consent? Agreed. 1350 BUD GERMA Hon Bob Rae (Premier): Yesterday, the Deputy Premier and I were away
from the House attending the funeral of Bud Germa, who was a member of
this place from 1971 to 1981. I'd like to take this opportunity to say a
few words about him. Bud Germa was born in the Sudbury basin. He joined the armed forces,
the RCAF, in the Second World War. He came back to Sudbury and worked
as an electrician for Inco. He then went into municipal politics. He was
elected to the federal Parliament in a by-election in 1967 and he was
elected to the provincial Legislature in 1971. He was defeated in the
election of 1981. Bud passed away over the weekend after a long struggle with cancer. I
would like to take this opportunity to say a few words about him beyond
the simple description of the chronology of his political career. I did not in fact serve with him, though I was the leader of the
party from 1982. Of course, I got to know him extremely well because he
remained politically active until the very end of his life. Those who
served with him -- and I know there are some members present who
remember him vividly from his time in the House. He was what I think one
could describe as a political original. He was someone of great
passion, verve, good humour and blunt speech. He was not someone who either minced his words or chose to phrase
them in particularly flowery ways. His eloquence stemmed entirely from
his experience and from his sense of the people he represented. He cared
deeply about the people of Sudbury and the Sudbury basin. He cared
deeply about the people he worked with and for. He cared passionately
about their health and their safety and their position in our society.
He cared very, very deeply about this province and about Canada. I said that Bud Germa was a man of great and good humour. It is not,
I think, possible for me to express in quite as pungent and direct a
way Bud's humour, certainly in the current political climate, but I
would say that Bud's commitment to being straightforward and his
commitment to service was not a grim or onerous task for him; it was one
that he took up with gusto and with a great deal of vigour and with a
great deal of joy. He was a tremendous partisan debater in this House at a time when
night sittings were a regular fact of life rather than a two-week
exception at the end of a session. He was known to everyone as a
tremendous participant in debates, particularly in the periods of the
minority governments between 1975 and 1981, when debates and votes were
constant and were very closely argued. I know that other members will want to say a few words. I had a
chance yesterday, together with the Minister of Finance, to raise a
glass at the Nickel City Hotel at about the time question period was due
to start yesterday as we were reflecting at the end of the funeral on
his commitment to ordinary people, on his sense of passion and
compassion for them and on the enormous joy that he took in public
service. All of us will miss him. I shall certainly miss him. To his family,
many of whom we were able to meet yesterday -- to all of them -- we wish
our very best and our sense that this is, of course, a sad event, but
it's also a moment in which we celebrate a remarkable life of service
for the people of the province. Mr James J. Bradley (St Catharines): I rise on behalf of the Liberal
caucus to express, as well, to the family and close friends of Bud
Germa our remorse and our sadness at his passing last weekend. It was just last week that I was chatting with some of the Sudbury
members about Bud Germa, asking about his health, because I know that,
particularly in recent weeks, he has had great difficulty in his battle
with cancer. It's interesting that, when I say "a battle with cancer," Bud Germa
was never a person who would give up. I was reading an article from the
Sudbury Star on February 23 of this year. One of the comments that Bud
made himself with his usual candour was the following: "The prognosis is
not terminal at this point. It's going to have to get me, because I'm
not going to give up." That probably exemplifies Bud Germa and what he
was all about. Bud Germa, to me, was always what I expected in a New Democrat. He
was perhaps a stereotypical New Democrat from northern Ontario, where I
was born a number of years ago in the city of Sudbury, and the causes he
fought for were causes that were dear to the people in that area,
particularly to workers who worked in difficult circumstances relating
to health and safety in the area. He was a very grass-roots individual.
He had little time for theory and academia. In fact, he once referred to
members of his own party who were more the people relying on theory --
and I can't remember the first part, but academic something heads, and I
can't remember what it was. But that was terminology he used on that
particular occasion. Bud Germa, as I say, was a fighter. He was a person who represented
his constituents well at the municipal level, in the federal Parliament
where he served for almost two years after winning a by-election and of
course in the Ontario Legislature, and even after he left the Ontario
Legislature he was still a force to be reckoned with in his community. Always the people who are closest to people like Bud Germa have
probably the most relevant things to say about them. One I was reading
was by Ron MacDonald, who is a staff representative with the United
Steelworkers of America. He had a couple of things to say about him
which I think really point out what Bud Germa was all about. He said, "Germa stood out from most politicians because what you saw
is what you got," and how true that was. He also said: "When he
believed in something he fought for it. You didn't have to agree with
his position, but you knew he didn't have a hidden agenda. He wasn't
slick or polished and there was nothing devious about him." That, I guess, says it best, perhaps better than anyone of us could,
and I thought it was most appropriate that subsequent to the funeral,
the report I had was that many of his friends proceeded to an
establishment in Sudbury which was well known to many people in the
area. I was too young, of course, to ever be involved with it, but I
know that many people in the Sudbury area have heard of the Nickel City
Hotel. Bud would have been delighted that, subsequent to celebrating his
life and paying tribute to him as he passed, the congregation then
moved to the Nickel City for the wake. Mr Norman W. Sterling (Carleton): Bud Germa came to this Legislature
in 1971. I came here in 1977 and had the experience of sitting on the
opposite side of the House in government while Bud Germa sat in these
benches in opposition. I can remember sort of the first blush of Bud
Germa. We used to sit late at night and I used to time my exit out of
here so I wasn't going home on the same street as Bud Germa was, because
I thought if there's one guy I don't want to meet on a dark Toronto
street it's Bud Germa. But I must say that over the ensuing three or four years I got to
know Bud Germa a little bit better, and as the previous speakers have
said, Bud did appear like a very tough guy on the outside and was very
direct. Conversations with him on political structure and theories would
be less than a sentence long and he would be very pointed. Because he was pointed he did appear rough on the exterior, but when
you got sitting down with him, I don't think anybody on any side of the
bench or any political party could doubt his integrity and his real
softness on the inner. He was really a Softee Toffee and probably
wouldn't like you saying that, but the truth of the matter is that he
was very generous in terms of his time, given particularly I believe to
people who really needed it in his area, and people who really needed
his help and came to him. He was probably the least selective of anybody
in terms of who he dealt with and how he dealt with the problem. 1400 I know his good friends like the member for Nickel Belt, Mr
Laughren, and Mr Martel, who spent many hours with him, both in this
place and in other establishments, enjoyed the number of stories that
Bud Germa had. Bud Germa had more stories about various aspects of
Ontario life than anybody I know of. He probably epitomized sort of the two extremes of politics. On the
one hand, if you got him into an argument in this place about an issue,
you couldn't get somebody who was more dogged, more determined, more
stubborn about that, but on the other hand, you probably couldn't find a
person in the Legislature at the time who was more good natured and
better humoured than Bud Germa. I think that when people who watch us on television from time to
time see us laugh at an inappropriate time, the odd time that happens to
us, because politics is a tough thing to live with when people are
talking about passionate issues on one hand and then an off comment
comes and we laugh at the inappropriate times, I think in some ways he
represented that kind of dichotomy that we find in politics here in the
province of Ontario. I think Bud Germa did, as he would say, a hell of a job for his
constituents in Sudbury. He was a guy who worked with his hands, who
came to this Legislature and continued to represent the people who did
work with their hands. I want to express our sympathies and our appreciation, as members of
the Progressive Conservative Party, for the contribution he made to
this Legislature, to Sudbury and to the people of Ontario when he served
them so well in this place. Our sympathies go to his family and his
friends. We will all miss Bud Germa for his contribution and his good
humour and his good nature that he brought so well to this place.
Zero, Our Hero, gave a 55 minute speech wherein he charted the path
FORWARD! for our country. Turns out it was a rehash of the tripe he has
been shoveling all along. Even the leftard political hacks are panning the speech. This video lays it out. (link here if you have a loading problem)
The wizard(s) of smart that wrote this speech should be fired. Can one be guilty of plagiarizing oneself?
It's Aloha Friday... ...no work till Monday!!! Doo de doo, de doo, de doo .... Just touched down....back in town after a successful bizness trip to the Bay Area. Got to see some olde friends to boot! Drove the little white car down 101 and spent the nite in Paso Robles on the way home. Good trip....better to be home. Chillaxin this weekend....SNO is home on break and Rumbear Manor is a beehive of activity Y'all
have a great weekend!
It's Aloha Friday... ...no work till Monday!!! Doo de doo, de doo, de doo .... Poe be camping, SNT has the ACT, Aunt Janet passing through, LA Kings Game 5 Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday....maybe a little range time. (shhh...don't tell anyone). Y'all
have a great weekend!
Apparently Charlie Sheen has had a change of, uh, heart,view, ...perspective. Yeah, perspective.
Rolling Stone has a new interview with the addled brained actor and...
favorite rock star from Mars, Charlie Sheen, is returning from
Hollywood exile this month with a brand-new sitcom, FX's "Anger Management."
And now that he's had a full year to process the public meltdown that
led to his "Two and a Half Men" firing, he's gained a little much-needed
perspective on the whole mess. "Clearly, a guy gets fired, his
relationships are in the toilet, he's off on some f---ing tour, there's
nothing 'winning' about any of that," Sheen admits in the new issue of Rolling Stone. "I was in total denial."
Gee, ya think? Fortunately, his sense of humor remains intact.
"....he's open about the fact that he's not exactly clean and sober these
days. "I don't see what's wrong with a few drinks. Mine's vodka.
Straight, because I've always said that ice is for injuries, ha ha."
Take a moment today and reflect on those that gave all so you could enjoy freedom in your lifetime.
One of the greatest speeches in my life was delivered on the 40th anniversary of D-Day by Ronaldus Magnus. It is commonly known as "The Boys of Pointe Du Hac" (Point Do Hoe) Click for text
behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were
thrust into the top of these cliffs. And before me are the men who put
These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the
men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a
continent. And these are the heroes who helped end a war. Gentlemen, I
look at you and I think of the words of Stephen Spender's poem. You are
men who in your "lives fought for life and left the vivid air signed
with your honor."
As previously posted, mischief was afoot last Thursday. Wife was due a new vehicle. Being a guy....I have no insight into style, color, accessories, etc, etc, etc. Last week Mrs. Bear took SNO back to UCI. The Mercedes dealer was nearby so......fast forward. Yeah, she found THE car. Been a little busy this week at the Law Offices of....as such, I ignored the wifely hints until Thursday. During a 10 minute break at litigation central and I made a call to Daniel DiConti at Fletcher Jones Motorcars. ("Jamboree at the 73 in Newport Beach")
Never met the man, however, he is now the world's greatest car salesman...in my book. Several phone calls later the deal went down....maybe 50 minutes in all. Easiest vehicle purchase in my life.
Vehicle was delivered to Rumbear Manor at 8:00 PM that night to a totally unsuspecting Mrs. Bear.