You Guys Know I Love You

I love to blog, but I also love time and I don't have hardly enough of the latter.

So, expect The American Kiser to be updated much less often than before. I know, it was never updated that often anyway.

But do not fret! I have really, really great news. I've been offered to blog at RFC Radio. The guys running RFC have been great friends of mine for a while. Duane Lester and Andrew Riley run not only RFCradio.com but the most wonderful blog I've ever seen (and actually got me to start blogging) All American Blogger. You should pay both sites a visit and comment on the articles I (and others, but mostly mine) post to RFC.

My first post there is here and filled with me at my snarkiest best: Palin Gets Her FOX News On.

I just may have another surprise for you guys on Thursday, too.
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Global Warming Causes Frozen Iguanas to Fall From Florida Trees

No, this is not satire. Florida is so cold right now that the non-native iguanas that have been introduced there freeze up into a hibernation state and fall from their treetop perches. Really. Here's a video:




I just know that when liberals hear this they'll exclaim, "climate instability isn't about the weather, it's about the long term climate!" But when do weather trends become climate? Something doesn't add up.


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MIchael Barone Gets It Right. The Public Sector Chokes the Private Sector

In his most recent opinion editorial, Michael Barone outlines just why 2009 was a great year to be working for the government.

It's a Wonderful Life Working for the Government:
It looks like a happy new year for you -- if you're a public employee.
That's the takeaway from a recent Rasmussen poll that shows that 46 percent of government employees say the economy is getting better, while just 31 percent say it's getting worse. In contrast, 32 percent of those with private-sector jobs say the economy is getting better, while 49 percent say it is getting worse.
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Private-sector employment peaked at 115.8 million in December 2007, when the recession officially began. It was down to 108.5 million last November. That's a 6 percent decline.

Public-sector employment peaked at 22.6 million in August 2008. It fell a bit in 2009, then rebounded back to 22.5 million in November. That's less than a 1 percent decline.

This is not an accident -- it is the result of deliberate public policy. About one-third of the $787 million stimulus package passed in February 2009 was directed at state and local governments, which have been facing declining revenues and are, mostly, required to balance their budgets.
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At some point -- and this already has occurred in much of Western Europe -- public-sector spending tends to choke off private-sector growth. America's current high unemployment levels have been commonplace in much of Western Europe for the last 25 years.

Read the whole thing.

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BREAKING: Obama Admits the System Failed




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From Hawaii, president Obama made further remarks regarding the attempted bombing of flight 253 by a Nigerian terrorist. When talking about the increased security measures, Obama said:
When our government has information on a known extremist and that information is not shared and acted on as it should have been a systemic failure has occurred, and I consider that unacceptable.”
Thank you. Now, fix it.
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Who Wants to See Ben Bernanke Get Grilled?

Senator Jim Bunning is eclectic in many ways. He was the only Senator who refused to vote  on health care "reform" on Christmas Eve morning and instead went home to family. Yet, he's also one of the toughest critics against Alan Greenspan and his successor Ben Bernanke. During Bernanke's confirmation hearing not too long ago, Bunning gave Bernanke a swift right hook:




Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) Bunning was essentially forced into retirement after the NRSC told him he wouldn't be able to win in 2010 and they refused to support him. Today we have KY Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Ron Paul's son Rand running as Republicans for his seat. On the Democratic side, Attorney General Jack Conway and Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo are running for the seat.

I still am not certain who I support.
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Churchill Quote: "... it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

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Winston Churchill is a personal hero of mine. His words always inspire and uplift me. I hope they can do the same for you.

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
— Winston Churchill

UPDATE: Just after posting this I realized Erick Erickson at RedState just used the same quote. So to avoid seeming like one of those dastardly copycat bloggers here's a link from me, because I'm gracious like that: It's That Time Again - RedState
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Merry Christmas - With A Declaration

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For those of you who have been under a rock for roughly 2000 years, today and tomorrow is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day respectively. A time of joy, love and hope for a multitude of reasons. With that in mind I give my best wishes to you, your family and your friends. It is a truly great world and nation we live in, despite all it's problems.

And speaking of  those very problems, this Christmas Eve morning at about a quarter 'til 8 the Senate passed a monstrosity of a health care "reform" bill that undermines the very cornerstone of the American Constitution and the American nation as well as the base that this great nation was placed upon: individual freedom, the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the natural laws of God and nature.

It is with this in mind that we must pledge amongst ourselves a new Declaration of Independence. We the People must break from "the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them."

From this point forward every patriot from sea to shining sea must again "for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

The war is not yet over, and perhaps not even the battle.
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