Marine Corp Veteran David William Hedrick destroys US Representative Brian Baird

A taste of bold justice. Finally. We need more calm powerful justice like this.

In case you haven’t heard about Brian Baird a Congressman from Washington State, he is the one who said those at townhalls expressing their concerns about ObamaCARE were exhibiting a “lynch mob mentality” and “close to Brownshirt tactics,” a reference to Nazi stormtroopers. David William Hedrick, a member of the silent majority, decided that he was not going to be silent anymore. So, he let U.S. Congressman Brian Baird have it. He was one questioner out of 38, that was called at random from an audience that started at 3,000 earlier in the evening. Not expecting to be called on, he quickly scratched what he wanted to say on a borrowed piece of paper and with a pen that he borrowed from someone else in the audience minutes before he spoke. So much for the planned talking points of the right wing conspiracy.” – source

Video Transcript:

BRIAN BAIRD: Yes, sir.

DAVID WILLIAM HEDRICK: My name is David, and I’m from Camas Washington.

BAIRD: Hi David.

HEDRICK: And uh, first of all I want to let everybody know since this is the thing tonight that I’m a marine corp vet. [applause]

BAIRD: Thank you David.

HEDRICK: And like you, I swore an oath to defend my constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. [applause] Now, I heard you say tonight about educating our children, indoctrinating our children, whatever you want to call it

BAIRD: I didn’t say indoctrinating.

HEDRICK: Stay away from my kids. [applause] I also heard you say that you’re gonna let us keep our health insurance. Well thank you! It’s not you’re right to decide whether or not I keep my current plan or not. That’s my decision. [applause] Now I’ve heard recently in the media that you and some other people on the national political stage call us brownshirts because we oppose…

BAIRD: No I did not. No I did not. What I said was, and I’ve apologized for it.

HEDRICK: Ok, well thanks for apologizing, but let, uh, I won’t speak to you then, I’ll speak to others. But I’ll remind you, a little history lesson, the Nazis were the national socialist party. They were leftist. They took over the finance. They took over the car industry. They took over healthcare in that country. If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a swastika, maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve on her own arm. [applause] Now what I want to know is, you’ve done a lot of things that violate your constitutional oath as you know. What I want to know is as a marine, as a disabled veteran that served this country, I have kept my oath. Do you ever intend to keep yours?

BAIRD: Yes I do.

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Traffic Waves

After receiving a speeding ticket and taking an on-line driver’s safety course, I found a link in that course that took me to trafficwaves.org. Absolutely amazing! It describes how a single driver can completely destroy a huge traffic jam by putting some space in front of him before entering the jam. It talks about the wave patterns in traffic and many other things. The author of the site has single-handedly broken up many traffic jams already with these simple techniques. It’s also interesting that virtues such as patience and generosity are through this experiment shown to increase efficiency in traffic flow. It also shows how the vices of impatience and greed can cause a backward travelling wave of jammed cars behind him that can last for hours and it decreases the efficiency of the highway – so the most aggressive person in the jam is causing and increasing the jam and is slowing himself down without knowing it. Check out the site – it’s quite interesting!

A skeptics guide to “An Inconvenient Truth”

Here’s a rebuttal paper to Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvient Truth” (AIT).  Read the rebuttal, forward the link to people, pass it on.  I have heard that Mr. Gore is planning on doing a sequel to his first Oscar-winning movie, so I figured now is a good time to get some information out.  See also this other article I wrote on Global Warming that also has links to two counter-documentaries against AIT, pointing out its flaws as well.

Below is a summary from the above linked paper of some of the problems in Mr. Gore’s movie/book.  The paper itself goes into great detail on these topics and others:

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The Content of Barack Obama’s Character

To quote Dr. Martin Luther King:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I heard that some people voted for (or against) Barack Obama simply because of his skin color. That’s obviously racist, shallow, and dangerous. Instead of looking at something as irrelevant as skin color, let’s take a look at the content of his character by looking at where he stands on issues. Please click on each link in the paragraphs below to get full articles about each topic. The text of each paragraph below is just a summary of the underlying information.

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Lights – LED, Fluorescent, Incandescent?

So, incandescent lights will be outlawed in the U.S. by 2014 and are energy inefficient. “They may warm the planet.”  Fine, whatever.

Fluorescent lights contain mercury. If a fluorescent light breaks, there are specific cleanup instructions that involve leaving the room for 15 minutes with the windows open and then you put contaminated materials in a sealed glass jar. If I have an infant, it is recommended that I consider cutting out the carpet in the breakage area and removing it. Ok.

LED lights are getting better and supposedly they are finding ways that will be ready for mass production in three years or so. Ok. Continue reading

David Crockett, Charity, and Congress

About the Author: Edward S. Ellis

This story appeared in The Life Of Colonel David Crockett, published by Porter & Coates in 1884. Now in the public domain.

I was one day in the lobby of the House of Representatives when a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support, rather, as I thought, because it afforded the speakers a fine opportunity for display than from the necessity of convincing anybody, for it seemed to me that everybody favored it. The Speaker was just about to put the question, when Crockett arose. Everybody expected, of course, that he was going to make one of his characteristic speeches in support of the bill. He commenced: Continue reading