Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What an Unfortunate Situation....

After what we've been through with the last general election and the ensuing years of President Obama, one would think we'd have a better slate of candidates. One would be wrong.

Maybe it's just me, but there's just no one out there that's even remotely exciting, and I've pretty much resigned myself to voting for whoever gets the nomination, which will likely be Romney. Yawn. Nominating Romney is like buying a new refrigerator. Yeah, it's a nice, new, and was badly needed, but it's a friggin refrigerator when you would have preferred a new flat screen TV! Alas, I just don't know who's the flat screen TV in this analogy.

Not one of these candidates inspires me, save Herman Cain, and, practically speaking, I just don't think he has a chance.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Occam's Razor

I've resisted thinking that Obama actually embraced anti-Americanism, preferring to just see him as a leftist neophyte. Sometimes, though, one has to wonder if the shortest distance between two points is actually the straight line that one has assiduously avoided.

Can this list of examples be products of incompetence, alone?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Question About Qadaffi's Death....

How will the administration spin this in order to take credit? Inquiring minds want to know.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The MLK Memorial

On the occasion of the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial today in DC, can we do two things?

1) Revive the ideal of a "color blind" society. We don't need more DIVERSITY, we need more UNITY - look up their definitions.

2) Judge our First Black President by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin. Electing Obama didn't diminish racism in the US, but the courage to hold him to a common standard just might.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Redefines Preposterous

Parody should sue reality for plagiarism.

In the midst of economic armageddon, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. proposes the government hire all of the 15 million unemployed, at $40,000/yr and bail out all of the states and municipalities. Even in the face of ruin, there is a profound lack of seriousness - we're a nation of children being "led" by elected Peter Pans admonishing us to "never grow up.". If that's not the recipe for unmitigated doom, I don't know what is.

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Transparancy" Shouldn't Extend Into Diplomacy

Goldberg's right. Maybe if our international opponents (enemies, that is) didn't know what the hell we we would do in every circumstance, they would be a bit more cautious before annoying us.

The Diminishing Returns of Reasonableness - Jonah Goldberg - National Review Online

The Usual Suspects

Poor Al, he seems to be craving attention.....

Al Gore backs Occupy Wall Street protests

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Bigotry of Obama's Supporters

What does it take for President Obama to be forced to accept the responsibilities of his position?

The U.S. didn't cleanse itself of it's racist past by electing Obama; it will only come when we hold him to the same standards that we would were he white. This business of giving him a pass that would be afforded no other president is just another form of racism. George W. Bush called it "the soft bigotry of low expectations" - that phrase describes what's happening with Obama perfectly.

The Honor of Thieves

A uplifting story that speaks to common decency:

Burglars Stumble Upon Man's Child Porn Stash, Turn Him In

That these kids weren't prosecuted for the burglary is the very definition of "the greater good". Kudos to the thieves, as well as the cops.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

iDirge: Steve Jobs Dead at 56

Too young. Too soon.

He was one Of a handful of individuals who literally shaped our modern world. Whether he was a "nice guy" or not is not particularly important; I think he was a decent man and a tough competitor who's mark is stamped on our daily lives. He was a true American original and irreplaceable in any number of ways. He was the Edison of our age, with a singular sense of "cool".

What's interesting is that he's always been the darling of the Left, though he was one of the most masterful capitalists of his time. He was the epitome of what many of these people despise the most.

Somewhere, he may well be having the last laugh at his most ardent disciples.


Monday, October 03, 2011

Why Hasn't Roseanne Been Shunned and Ostracized?

This isn't the first time she's spewed homicide-laced vitriol and I doubt if it will be the last:

“Part of my platform is, of course, the guilty must be punished and that we no longer let our children see their guilty leaders getting away with murder. Because it teaches children, you know, that they don’t have to have any morals as long as they have guns and are bullies and I don’t think that’s a good message,” Barr told Russia Today (RT).

“I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that is for the worst of the worst of the guilty.

“I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the reeducation camps and if that doesn’t help, then being beheaded,” Barr said with a straight face.
Society at large has allowed her to get away with this for so long that she now refers to these ideas as her "platform". As to her, eh, profession, it's a source of constant amazement that she continues to find work. It indicates that the entertainment industry is rewarding her for her increasingly outrageous and offensive statements, or they're having trouble finding unattractive, middle-aged comics of dubious talent.

Between her and Janeane Garofalo, one has to wonder what they've done to achieve their status; from what I've seen, they should be unemployable and homeless.