Archive for December 2009

Death Panels


vodka : martini :: tofu : burger

Cults of Personality

I think Palin is a good candidate and agree with almost everything that she does, but I am not waiting two or three hours to see her wave at me.  I’m not waiting in line to get a book signed.  I’m sure as hell not paying for a ticket to do that.  I wouldn’t do it in nice weather, and I’m sure as hell not doing it in THIS weather.  The only thing I would go out of my way to see is a campaign speech.  Anything else, and I’m just staying home.

Cults of personality don’t have a particular political philosophy.  They don’t even have to be intentionally created or nurtured.  I think it is just something in human nature that wants to glom onto charismatic people.  Apparently, that gene recessed in me.

Vietnam All Over Again


Obama’s Fecklessness

I caught the tail end of Obama’s remarks as I got in the car from some Christmas shopping, and this infuriated me when I heard it:

Finally, we must draw on the strength of our values — for the challenges that we face may have changed, but the things that we believe in must not. That is why we must promote our values by living them at home — which is why I have prohibited torture and will close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom, and justice, and opportunity, and respect for the dignity of all peoples. That is who we are. That is the source — the moral source of America’s authority.

You miserable failure.  Where were you?  Where were you when Georgia was being invaded by the Evil Empire?  Where were you when the Iranian people were in the streets?  Where were you when the Iranian people were begging, “don’t leave us alone”?

You were busy hiding your eyes and pretending it wasn’t happening.  You were negotiating with Hezbolah through back channels.  You have no moral authority.  I pray that there is enough left of freedom in the world when your three more years are finally over for us to put back together.

Words.  All they wanted was a word of support.  You spend all your time in front of television cameras, and you couldn’t say one.  Single.  Word. In support of freedom in Georgia and Iran.

“Brought to you by the Democratic Party”

Michelle Malkin points out the latest Dem pitch.

It’s a reality “based” T-shirt.

The first item listed is “Women’s Suffrage Amendment.”  Let’s look at the vote: FOR: 36(R), 20(D)  AGAINST 8(R) 17(D).  Hmm.  Looks to me like “brought to you by the Republicans.”  Rural Electrification Act?  So little opposition that they didn’t even take a record vote.  The Federal Home Loan Program?  O RLY?  The one where “the credit program was a complete failure. While 41,000 homeowners applied for FHLB loans in the first two years after its enactment, the government agency administering the program approved just three applications.”?  That led to Freddie Mac and Fannie May and the second depression, which we are now living?  That one is all yours, baby.

The GI Bill?  Written by an RNC chairman.

The Civil Rights Act?  Are you fucking retarded?  Which one?  1866?  Radical Republicans.  1871?  Radical Republicans, to reign in the Democrat Ku Klux Klan.  1875?  Republicans.  1957?  Passed over an attempted filibuster by the Democrats.  1960?  Passed over an attempted filibuster by the Democrats, the longest one in history, in fact.  1964?  Opposed by Democrats, not Republicans.  1968?  The Dems finally come around and stop trying to filibuster the acts.  1991?  Five nays, way to beat down that vicious Republican racism, guys.  Civil Rights Act?  From the Dixiecrats?  Fuck you.

And these jackasses expect you to pay them to wear their lies around.  Orwell would be proud of the size of their memory hole.