October 19, 2009

Flotsam and Jetsam

Iowa Hawkeyes Ream Wisconsin 20-10: The Hawkeyes are 7-0 overall, 3-0 in Big Ten play, and number one in the conferance. This week they are ranked No. 6 in the first BCS poll, seventh in the latest Associated Press and Harris polls and eighth by USA Today. Until they get beaten its time to put the "do they deserve this ranking" to rest. Up next Michigan State.
BCS Standings

Oakland Raiders: One upset does not a winner make. Still S...!

Decline is a Choice: A must read.
From Charles Krauthammer

The question of whether America is in decline cannot be answered yes or no. There is no yes or no. Both answers are wrong, because the assumption that somehow there exists some predetermined inevitable trajectory, the result of uncontrollable external forces, is wrong. Nothing is inevitable. Nothing is written. For America today, decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice.
UPDATE: Crass Newweek hyphenates Krauthammer's name. "Charles Kraut-hammer doesn't represent any swing voters."

From the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Department

READY TO REVOLT: Oath Keepers pledge to prevent dictatorship in United States
From The Las Vegas Review Journal

Launched in March by Las Vegan Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers bills itself as a nonpartisan group of current and retired law enforcement and military personnel who vow to fulfill their oaths to the Constitution.
Iowa Petition for Immediate Recall and Arrest of U. S. Senators Grassley and Harkin:
From In Perpetuum Rights

We, THE PEOPLE, the SOVEREIGN ELECTORS, FREEMEN, and INHABITANTS of the State of Iowa, in accordance with our Unalienable Rights forever protected by the Constitution of Iowa (1857), do so hereby COMMAND the immediate Recall of the two U.S. Senators of for the State of Iowa and thus THE PEOPLE, Tom Harkin and Charles Grassley... in violation of their Oath of Office to Protect and Defend the Rights of THE PEOPLE, as secured by the Constitution for the United States of America,...

Wouldn't it be better to just repeal the 17th Amendment?

Be Prepared: Wow, emergency rations at COSTCO and Self contained underground composite structures. Honey, can I have the credit card?

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