Go get ‘em, Ted

I’m behind the curve on this one. Been a busy boy lately, including trying to adjust Windows 8.1 to something I can work with without being assaulted by new buy-this, buy that b.s. with every click. But I can’t let this one pass us by:

“On the day the House Oversight Committee held Lois Lerner in contempt, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Congress should impeach Attorney General Eric Holder if he does not indict those like Lerner for their roles in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.”

They almost certainly won’t, and Holder won’t for sure. Holder’s as big a crook as Lerner and their boss Wormtongue. Why Holder’s been complaining of racism lately. That’s what the really bad ones always hide behind. But it’s good to see Ted holding their feet to the flames.

Via Mouth of the Brazos.

Change pols frequently, like your underwear

Richard Fernandez of PJMedia on why we need to worry when our presidents and their appointees all come from Harvard and other “elite” institutions. They are poster children for term limits. Too smart for our good.

“America was founded on the notion that most politicians can only be expected to be ornery, low-down, crooks. Nobody in those days was fool enough to believe they could be Light-workers, Messiahs and create a world without guns. Thus in the Founder’s view the only way to guard against rogues was to ensure that government remained as small as possible relative to its essential jobs; to change those in office frequently and often, like we change underwear.

“The Founders saw roguery as the byproduct of high office. And so they wrote a constitution — you know, the document more than a hundred years old that nobody smart reads any more — to keep the weeds down. For they knew better than our modern enlighteneds that any politician sufficiently powerful to disarm the people is sufficiently powerful to sell missiles bought from Russia to Muslim rebels in Mindanao.

“Unless one remembers this there is no defense against crooks in high places.”

Which is why we need term limits and, to my mind, no more two-term presidents.

Via Instapundit.

Cliven Bundy fights the corrupt feds

Why does Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy deserve our support? Asks PowerLine. As you might ask, as well. Here’s why:

“To begin with, his family has been ranching on the acres at issue since the late 19th century. They and other settlers were induced to come to Nevada in part by the federal government’s promise that they would be able to graze their cattle on adjacent government-owned land. For many years they did so, with no limitations or fees. The Bundy family was ranching in southern Nevada long before the [federal Bureau of Land Management] came into existence.”

We know what federal promises are worth. And the settlers soon found out. Federal fees were imposed and “environmental” regs proliferated and the BLM has been trying to drive Bundy and other Nevada ranchers out of business ever since:  “Formerly, there were dozens of ranches in the area where Bundy operates. Now, his ranch is the only one.”

These M-4 armed feds are supposed to be for us, the people. Instead, they’re for themselves. And, of course, their political masters like Democrat Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada who want Cliven Bundy prosecuted.

“The new head of the BLM is a former Reid staffer. Presumably he was placed in his current position on Reid’s recommendation. Harry Reid is known to be a corrupt politician, one who has gotten wealthy on a public employee’s salary, in part, at least, by benefiting from sweetheart real estate deals…If you need federal authority to conduct business in Nevada–which is overwhelmingly probable–do you need to pay a bribe to Harry Reid or a member of his family to get that permission?”

Do stars shine at night? Does the bear poop in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic?

UPDATE:  All of us supporters of Cliven Bundy are terrorists, says the thief Harry Reid.

The wages of drought

It’s a staple of some science fiction, the recycling of human urine on a spaceship to keep the crew supplied with drinking water.

Now Wichita Falls wants to go half-way: treating so-called gray-water, toilet flushes—but not the actual urine—for drinking water.

Drought is normal in Texas, but with recent population increases—all those victims of the Democrat economy looking for jobs—the wages of drought are getting serious.

UPDATE:  Lubbock and Big Spring are already building treatment plants to do the same thing.

Happy Passover – חג חרות שמח!

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Still my favorite. Moshe Transports, indeed. Note the sailboat at left.

UPDATE:  A Pesach joke from Lynn T., a commenter at Simply Jews: A man is about to enjoy his Pesach snack of matzoh on a park bench on which a blind man is seated. In the spirit of the holiday, he offers the blind man a piece. The blind man passes his fingers gently over the surface of the matzoh and asks “Who wrote this?” Heh.

Beating on a teakettle

Miriam compares her grandmother’s Yiddish to “No Blood for Oil” and yelling “Racism” at anyone who criticizes Obamalot (more now than ever before).

“This is what bubbe called ‘hocking a chinek,’ which I discovered after arduous research, means, beating on a teakettle…”

I’m not sure why, but beating on a teakettle makes me think we’re all good and truly doomed. I knew we were in trouble before, but this just makes it  a whole lot worse.

Via Miriam’s Ideas.

Windows 8.1 is a pain

It’s early to tell, and I’m still not quite finished transferring files from my old ‘puter via flash drive. But, so far, I think Windows 8.1 is a pain in the rear. Pity I had to leave XP. But it was necessary and I figured I might as well go all the way.

Like all big OS products, including “virtuous” Apple, 8.1 has all these arcane little programs running that it dares you to figure out how to alter or get rid of.

Such as the “tiles” on the “start” page, before the start, actually, and/or desktop pages. It’s cute, but it’s wired to stuff I don’t want, like Bing search and Bing news, i.e. Al Reuters, et al.

Still working on switching the tiles to Google and FoxNews. If I can’t, it’s bye-bye tiles. Finally got the email working. Thunderbird. 8.1 has an aversion to POP servers, though. Wants you to go on the cloud. Security, I suppose.

UPDATE: A week in and it’s still hassling me. Even Dell dropped the ball. I had to Google the new computer to figure out how to open the DVD drive. Geez Louise.