Author: Preston Taylor Holmes

Merry Christmas

For those of you hanging around here instead of spending valuable holiday time with family and friends, Merry Christmas from all both of us at Six Meat Buffet.

BMac has been bringing it while I tend to the real world and try to ignore politics altogether. Between Trump’s (admittedly entertaining) pandering to the lowest common denominator and Ryan’s final betrayal of what used to pass for an “opposition” party, one must ask the question, “why bother?”

My recommendation is to sit down with a quality whiskey, if you’re a believer, celebrate the birth of Christ, and start stockpiling food, fuel and ammo while you still can. And try and relax, it will all be over soon enough.

Merry Christmas!

Tyranny Throwback Thursday!


Image from our friends at The Peoples Cube

Well, it’s not really a throwback if you’re asshole-deep in it today! Let’s take a look, shall we?

First, COOTUS is using yet another Executive Order to backdoor gun control by banning ammunition.

“The Obama administration was unable to ban America’s most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it’s trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, the group’s policy and lobby shop. “The NRA and our tens of millions of supporters across the country will fight to stop President Obama’s latest attack on our Second Amendment freedoms.”

Whatever it takes for the children, right boss?

Next, COOTUS’ puppets at the FCC have pushed through the innocuously named “net-neutrality rules” so that the layabouts at the Fed now have something to do – namely destroy the free flow of digital content, pile on more and more taxes and regulations and determine what content is given priority. I’ll let you guess how all that will work out.

Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai, who delivered some of the most scathing criticism of the plan Thursday, warned the policy represents a “monumental shift” to “government control of the Internet.”

Further, he accused the FCC of bending to the will of Obama, who last fall came out in favor of such a sweeping regulatory plan.

Pai said the FCC was reversing course from past positions for one reason: “President Obama told us to do so.”

He warned of a litany of negative consequences, intended or not, from the net neutrality plan. He said it allows rate regulation — and, ultimately, rates will go up and broadband service will slow.

Pai said that while the plan defers a decision on applying a service fee to Internet bills — much like is applied to phone bills — that surely will change.

Then, we find out today that our little replacement commie for Holder at DOJ has an Obamaesque approach to transparency.

Federal prosecutors in New York’s Brooklyn-based Eastern District pursued cases against secret, unnamed “John Doe” defendants 58 times since Loretta Lynch became head prosecutor in May 2010. Two of the 58 are terrorism cases.

Eastern District prosecutors have also sought permission to close the courtroom to the public for 11 different Doe cases during the same period, and judges have granted permission in at least 10 of the cases, as recently as February 12.

Critics are concerned the practice may infringe the Constitution’s guarantee of a public trial.

“While pseudonyms may be appropriate in exceptional cases, the courts should always opt for more transparent methods of protecting sensitive information when available,” said Lee Rowland, staff attorney of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. “The disproportionate number of John Doe cases in the Eastern District is certainly a cause for concern; complete secrecy about the parties in a case should never be a default option.”

Speaking of transparency, I remember when 3 billion was a lot of money. But it’s none of our damn business what the Feds do with our tax dollars.

The U.S. Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., to explain $3 billion in payments that were made to health insurers even though Congress never authorized the spending through annual appropriations.

At issue are payments to insurers known as cost-sharing subsidies. These payments come about because President Obama’s healthcare law forces insurers to limit out-of-pocket costs for certain low income individuals by capping consumer expenses, such as deductibles and co-payments, in insurance policies. In exchange for capping these charges, insurers are supposed to receive compensation.

What’s tricky is that Congress never authorized any money to make such payments to insurers in its annual appropriations, but the Department of Health and Human Services, with the cooperation of the U.S. Treasury, made them anyway.

Last but certainly not least, COOTUS is threatening retribution against any ICE agents who dare to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.

“Not only are we going to have to win this legal fight.. but ultimately we’re still going to pass a law through Congress. The bottom line is I’m using all the legal power invested in me in order to solve this problem.”

“If somebody’s working for ICE … and they don’t follow the policy, there’s going to be consequences to it.”

This narcissistic bastard pledged six years ago that he was going to remake Amerikkka with our without the other allegedly co-equal branches of government and he’s making good on his promise. With cowards like McConnell, Boehner, Corker, Alexander, Graham and the rest of the GOP bending over and grabbing their ankles every time COOTUS says so, there’s not much hope for liberty going forward. This country does not even remotely resemble the one in which I was raised. I wish I could put my hat on backwards, watch the Oscars and suddenly become interested in the moronic celebrity worship that rules this culture, but, for some reason I still care. I need a drink.

Tennessee Escapes The Tyranny of Good Intentions

Insure Tennessee dies a natural death in the Tennessee state legislature.

Tennessee will not expand health benefits to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, with state senators rebuking Gov. Bill Haslam’s controversial health care proposal.

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted against passing Haslam’s Insure Tennessee. Only four of the 11 committee members voted in favor of the plan.

The vote comes minutes after House Speaker Beth Harwell said she doesn’t think there are enough votes in the House to pass the plan.

“I don’t think I have the support,” Harwell told reporters as she walked away from the House chamber Wednesday.

Sweet freedom. Now Governor Haslam can go back to working with Mayor Bloomberg on taking our guns away.

Evil Doesn’t Quite Cover It

The islamofascists have now burned a Jordanian pilot alive and shared the images for all to see.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A video released online Tuesday purportedly showed a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong drama over a possible prisoner exchange.

The military confirmed the death of Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, 26, who fell into the hands of the militants in December when his Jordanian F-16 crashed near Raqqa, Syria, the de facto capital of the group’s self-styled caliphate. He is the only pilot from the U.S.-led coalition to have been captured to date.

That’s ok, though. You keep talking about which Super Bowl commercial was your favorite.


image via Brad Thor

It’s not going to get any prettier.

2016 GOP Follies

The GOP clown show is fully on display.

First, we have that bloated tub-of-guts Chris Christie rolling around on the floor at a radio station in Philly. Governor, you were willing to take on the unions, but ever since you became COOTUS’ bottom boy, it’s clear that you need to move on and find another line of work.

Next, Lispy Graham is getting all hot-and-bothered and delusional, thinking that anybody gives two craps about him running for the nomination. Lispy, we don’t want you in the Senate, or anywhere else in public life. Just go home, put on a big sun hat, pour yourself a nice big glass of Country Time™ and drift away.

Our buddy Mitt decided to pull his hat back out of the race, thank goodness. You were too limp-wristed to knock off the worst president in the nation’s history in 2012, why does anyone on God’s precious green earth think you deserve to be brought out of mothballs? The fact that the establishment power players in the GOP find Jeb “more exciting” than you is an indictment of both them and you.

Speaking of Jeb, if he’s the best we’ve got, I’m going to bite down on a shotgun sandwich.

There is but one answer.


thanks to rdbrewer over at Ace’s place

Meaty Bites

Mmmmm meat

Hmmm, it’s been a while. I dunno. A couple of years maybe. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been paying attention. Kind of like Santa Claus in June. Sure, he may be hanging out on a beach in Fiji with some of his special lady “friends” but he’s still watching everything you do.

So COOTUS’ friends over in Iraq and Syria are beheading and torturing Christians at will. Mass executions, blowing up hotels, female genital mutilation, anti-freedom rallies, forced child homicide bombers, executing teenagers for watching soccer, throwing gays off roofs, and too many other beheadings, crucifixions and executions to count. All in a day’s work for the religion of peace.

Luckily, none of this has to do with islamofascism.

Meanwhile, back here at home, the left is still desperate to kill the unborn. So much so that they’ve invoked their two favorite things – accusing people of rape and pushing the sacrament of abortion – in one fantastic vomitous bleat:

“We require in various states to do trans-vaginal ultrasounds before abortion, which by every state law, the involuntary introduction of an object into a woman’s vagina is rape, so in certain states we are requiring physicians to rape their patients,” Herndl said to a group of around 50 people, including some of her students who were in attendance.

Yes, yes, we get it. Everything is rape. Fortunately hundreds of thousands showed up at the March for Life this past weekend and younger people are trending more pro-life, which has got to be grinding the gears of the infanticidal left. There is reason for hope. But don’t look to the cowards in the GOP to help out.

With the Super Bowl just a few days away, it’s fitting that someone would be butthurt about something. This time it’s a GoDaddy commercial.

Godaddy has already wimped out and pulled the ad, which I found pretty damn funny. People who think that this is tantamount to animal cruelty really need to get a grip. The ads that need to be pulled are the moronic domestic violence ads that the NFL has shoved down our throats all season long. Note to Fidel Goodell, most of us don’t beat our wives. Why don’t you cram your illiterate PSAs down your players’ throats and let the rest of us enjoy the violence on the field, as we have for so many decades.

Ok, back to my job as a typical heteronormative white male. There are people to oppress!

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Silence…

… for a resurrection of sorts. Happy new year all you fine people.

I’ve been meaning to get the Buffet moved to a new webhost for about a year now and since the bill was coming due on the old one, money talks.

Anyhoo, this site will be changing as I tweak the design, and I’ll be doing it right in front of your face because I’m reckless like that. I’m sure you’re distracted anyway, what with the new season of American Idol and everything else you’ve got going on. Brian and Cranky are still around and you’ll see a lot of Cranky in the Twitter sidebar to the right so you should be following him if you’re not already.

Stand by for more maddening madcap madness.

My Dinner With Zero

How you been? Good.

Last night we got to witness THE perfect contrast between the (admittedly tiny) freedom-loving wing of the GOP and the old guard of gutless country-club grifters.

On one hand, you had Paul, Lee and Cruz questioning whether or not it was wise to give the executive branch the freedom to assassinate its own citizens with drones. A simple question really. When your leaders are soulless idealogues, perhaps this type of power should be carefully considered before being handed out like popsicles at a 6-year-old’s pool party.

On the other, you had McShame, Lispy and our own beloved Corker breaking bread with the very same commie who has repeatedly pretended to play nice while turning around and stabbing them all in the back as soon as the cameras show up. If I were dumber, I would say that these Senators are simply naiive, but these jackals are in it for themselves as they’ve always been. I hope they kissed his ring as they entered.

Lawmakers emerged from the powwow describing it as a positive meeting and a friendly gathering that focused on the possibility of eventually reaching a deal on the budget and deficit reduction. But the meeting does not appear to have been any kind of a negotiating session – rather more of a way to build trust and relationships that have been absent for much of Obama’s term.

The meeting is part of Obama’s sudden new outreach to Republicans. He invited the senators to the dinner, and he has also asked House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) to have lunch with him at the White House today. The committee’s ranking member, Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, will also join them.

Emerging from the gathering, Sen. John McCain of Arizona gave reporters the thumbs up, as did Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who was close to Obama when the two served together in the Senate. No word on whether they were referencing the food or the meeting.

Our one-party political crime syndicate continues apace. Thank God for the few who are still willing to buck the system in the midst of a massive lost cause.

MOAR:

Just in case you’re not clear on the situation or have been living under a rock for 8 years, McShame and Lispy (as well as Lamar! and the rest of the crew) need to go. Yesterday. They are the cancer. Paul/Cruz/Lee are the chemo.

No Time For You, Israel, I’ve Got LetterMan

On 9/11/12, it’s entirely appropriate that our AntiSemite-In-Chief would take a dump on Israel. It’s in his Frank-Marshall-Davis-laden DNA.

The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month.

The White House National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor told Haaretz the two would not meet due to a scheduling conflict. “The President arrives in New York for the UN on Monday, September 24th and departs on Tuesday, September 25th. The Prime Minister doesn’t arrive in New York until later in the week. They’re simply not in the city at the same time.”

Vietor did, however, say that Netanyahu and Obama are “in frequent contact” and that the PM would meet with other senior officials, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Turns out he’s too busy playing grab-ass with a way-past-his-prime talkshow host instead.

At least it wasn’t something REALLY important, like, say… more golf?

Meanwhile the Arab Spring has sprung, with one American dead today as a result. These are COOTUS’ buddies, so what is America’s response? We’re so sorry to have offended you.

We are well and truly doomed. I guess we don’t need another 9/11 to be reminded of that. All we have to do is look at the jug-eared commie in the White House.

Football Friday

FLASHBACK/UPDATE:

I am re-posting this Football Friday Flashback from September of 2008. Our brother Nigel and I had a bet over the UCLA/UT game (one in which UCLA humiliated us on national television), after which, Nigel sent me a UCLA shirt to post on the blog. We found out this weekend that Nigel passed away after a battle with cancer and though we are heartbroken for his wife and boy, we know the example that he has set as a man of God means that he has been called home. Our prayers go out Nigel’s family.


Where all the people have went?

It was a mysterious week last week at Neyland Stadium. The family and I had a good time, but home-opener attendance had to be in the low 80K’s. Even in the dark days of 2005 I don’t remember seeing this many empty seats. I had a feeling something was up when we kept walking by scalpers offering “buy one, get one free”. Not a good sign for the UT A.D.

Unfortunately, after this week’s slaughter, scalpers will be paying you to take the tickets off their hands. Gaytors 44 Vols 21. Some folks are still convinced that Fulmer has one more rabbit to pull out of his hat, but I believe that the rabbit he’s going to pull out is going to have been dead for weeks and will be covered in maggots.

Last week I did pretty well, going 4/5, but was dead wrong on ND/Michigan. Didn’t see that coming.

Elsewhere…

  • LSU 22 Auburn 14Auburn looked a lot worse than I expected against Mississippi State. Expect an LSU victory. This will give Auburn something to be pissed off about next week when the Vols crest the hills of Opelika.
  • Sun Devils 27 Georgia 24Stafford is not the horse that Kelley Washington was. Overrated Bulldaggas go down in the desert. Or possibly not.
  • Alabama 28 Arkansas 17It’s the battle of the SEC teams with exactly the same uniforms. I can never tell who has the ball in this one so I’m not watching.
  • Ole Miss 19 Vandy 14Ole Miss still has the hottest – and dumbest – chicks in the SEC. Oh, and they’ll win this one.

When Jeff Fisher announced last week that we’ll be staying with Kerry Collins into the forseeable future, I thought it was the right move. Once VY spends a few weeks in therapy and learns that he’s not the center of the universe, we can move him back up to second string. The Titans’ defense is looking better than I expected – particularly up front – and even with Collins, I’m starting to smell playoffs.

Luckily, we have a week off this week – Titans 27 Texans 14.

I sucked out loud in last weeks pro picks – 2/5. Hopefully this week will be better.

  • Dallas 34 Packers 31That Cowboys/Eagles game Monday night was excellent. This one should be just as good.
  • Denver 24 ‘Aints 17I’m starting to think that Jay Cutler may indeed be the second coming of Elway. Or at least Craig Morton.
  • Nigel’s Chargers 29 Jets 14If the refs don’t interfere in this one and try to fix the game for Brett “Golden Boy” Favre, the Chargers should roll.
  • Eagles 31 Steelers 21The Steelers were underwhelming against the Browns last week and the Iggles actually looked pretty good. Steelers go down in the battle of Pennsyltucky.

UCLA BET UPDATE:

In fine Six Meat bet-losing tradition, I am making good on my promise to our brother Nigel. UCLA beat us down fair and square three weeks ago (and then lost to BYU 59-0, doesn’t that make us look even better) so it is my duty to don the UCLA colors. Thanks to Nigel for sending me the shirt.

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Sheriff Joe To The Rescue?

…but probably not in the way he would imagine. My good friend Leo called me a few weeks ago to tell me he had a disturbing dream about something awful happening at the GOP convention next week. He couldn’t remember details, just a vague recollection. Then, after hearing about Sheriff Joe’s spur-of-the-moment trip to Tampa during the convention, the wheels started turning in his head and he called me back to remind me about his dream and what it may mean in the context of the Sheriff’s trip. Turns out we’re not the only ones thinking this way.

That don’t add up for. Not even close. So I’m asking around some more. And I’m not the only one. Nothing is coming back. Finally get a call into the Old Man. Alert him to my concerns. Within 30 minutes he gets back to me. We got legit Intel from military source. Nothing concrete. Which got our source’s attention. That is a big red alert. This thing is being planned. Staged. Might be a handful of local law enforcement in on it. Apparently a related communication from DHS within the last 24 hrs. Union thugs. Got to be a Jarrett Gerard initiated plan. Something along those lines.

I’m giving you and your readers a heads up here. False flag. The real deal. They will try and control it but make it look uncontrolled. Dangerous. Make it reflect poorly on the Republicans and their supporters. A dangerous and desperate operation here. Even a dimwit like Biden has to know how dangerous.

So have everyone you can reach, all your readers, let them know. Obama operatives are attempting a set up here. Dimes to dollars that’s what is going down.

Overly conspiratorial? Sure. Beyond plausibility? No.

Leo and I bounced around some ideas of what they may have planned – some bad, some worse. I’ll let my more conspiratorial readers use their imagination.

The fact is, the trend is moving towards Romney/Ryan and the WH thugs are getting desperate. Desperate + Evil = Anything Goes.

I hope and pray that we’re crazy and next week passes without incident. I would much rather it turn out that way. There’s way too much about COOTUS and this thug administration that makes me a little too nervous to ever rest easy.

UPDATE: Looks like the clown prince isn’t going after all.

I Wish That Romney Would Quit Killing People

For those of you who may have missed COOTUS’ tearjerker “Romney killed my wife” ad, here it is. Get out a hanky, you’ll need it.

This works nicely with COOTUS’ gubmint healthcare plans as well as drives the point home that Rethuglicans want to kill people. Especially old people. Especially old, different-looking people. Because they’re bigots. And stuff.

The only problem with that ad is that (like everything else that comes out of the assmouth of the Obama team) it’s a lie.

COOTUS is lucky the American voting public is so damn stupid.

And, besides, we all know the real cause of cancer:



Take the Boot Off? Never.

The boot is what COOTUS and his Commie/Cronies brought to town in 2008. You wanted it, you got it.

With today’s dismal economic news, maybe some of the idiots in the general voting population may wake up. Maybe.

COOTUS tried his plan and it worked. Unfortunately his plan is to collapse the economy under the weight of crippling debt and the welfare state, bringing about a transformed, “new” America, as envisioned by his Commie mentors.

Prayers for Nigel

For those of you who do that kind of thing, please keep our brother Nigel in your prayers as he goes through some health issues. We know that he shall overcome, but every prayer counts.

Important Update
Nigel tells us that Toad Blogging might make him feel better. So without further ado, Stalky the Democratic Opposition Researching Frog.

Get well, Nigel!

Taking Somebody Else’s Medicine

By about 10:30 am yesterday morning, everyone and their brother knew that SCOTUS had upheld Commie Health Care. The only surprising part was that Kennedy was on the correct side of the case while President Junior’s boy Roberts flipped to the Obamessiah.

Why did Roberts flip? Was it because he’s such a principled custodian of the court?

Did he change his mind at the last minute because he’s wishy-washy like good ol’ Charlie Brown (you know you see the resemblance as well as I do).

Was it his Epilepsy medication? Have the seizures left him left? That would actually explain a good deal about what passes as leftist thought processes.

Did someone have something on him that he didn’t want out there?

Would we have been better off not single-handedly driving Harriet Miers over the cliff?

It matters not. What we have in Commie Health Care is the direct result of an electorate who is too fat, stupid, lazy and worthless to educate themselves on the criminals that they vote for and the principles that created a country that would allow them to become fat, stupid, lazy and worthless without consequence.

Will the GOP capitalize on this softball of an election? Running on the economy alone is a winner, but throw in Commie Health Care and the Obamessiah’s atrocious record and we should be able to elect a half-eaten bag of peanuts over this garbage can of a POTUS.

But we’re talking about the GOP. You know, the party that is so frightened of Nancy Pelosi that they wet themselves at the sound of her name. You know, the party that has a Speaker of the House that bursts into tears at the drop of a hat. You know, the party without a single set of nads between them.

If you came here for reassurance that our brave legislators will do the right thing and overturn this stool sample of a statute, you might want to stick to those GOP-cheerleader blogs. I’ve seen too much of the Alexanders, McCains, Boehers, Cantors, Browns, Snowes and Hatches to think that they have the stones to do anything resembling pulling their heads from their asses.

But we can always hope™.

Is There Hope?

With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s ass-kicking of the labor unions, I’m feeling a little bit giddy.

Public sector unions have reached their high water mark. Let the cleanup begin as the red ink recedes.

Despite a last-minute smear campaign accusing Scott Walker of fathering an illegitimate love child, the governor’s recall election victory sends a clear message that should resonate around the nation: The fiscal cancer devouring state budgets has a cure, and he has found it. The costly defeat for the entrenched union interests that tried to oust Walker in retribution for challenging their power was marked by President Obama’s refusal to lend his weight to the campaign for fear of being stained by defeat. We’ll see how well this strategy of opportunistic detachment serves in the fall as Obama reaches out to unions for support.

However, I’m so used to disappointment over the last decade or so, I can’t bring myself to truly enjoy it. If this rising red tide carries through November, however, all bets are off and there’s going to be a river of PBR-flavored puke rolling down my street and into the Tennessee river for a day or two.

UPDATE: Cranky here adding a little victory dance to PTH’s party.

What do you say when a governor is elected by a majority of voters, is put through the legitimate recall process and again wins the majority of votes in the recall?

Well, if you don’t get your way, you’d call it the “death of democracy”.

Sorry Chuckles, but the voters consider the loss of some of your collective bargaining rights and the goodies that come with enjoying a higher level of benefits than the average Wisconsinite worth the exchange for a government that can actually balance its checkbook and somehow see improvement in education.

Yes Preston, there is hope.

Your Teachers’ Union At Work

Well, you might as well watch this. When you’re puzzled as to how so many functionally illiterate drones are puked out of public schools across this country, just remember this Salisbury NC teacher.

What is perhaps even more disturbing is that this woman is a social studies teacher who is obviously ignorant of the subject she is assigned to teach. Further, if you listened to the video, it is clear that this teacher is the one that escalated the incident. She began yelling and berating the student that brought up an opposing viewpoint. Nothing he said about President Obama was even disrespectful. He made a counter-argument and she went ballistic and even made outrageous claims that would be laughable if they weren’t such an indictment of her stupidity and political bias…

These are the gems of the NEA – uninformed, uneducated teachers, unable to be purged from faculties across the country due to the power of the unions. Kudos to these kids for exposing what we already knew was going on in our halls of lower learning.