Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SOTU Part 6: I Can't Watch This Anymore...

"I do not accept 2nd place for the United States of America," says Obama.

Of course not. He wants us in last place. He wants us laid low. This man is practically shamless in his loathing of America!

I can't take this anymore...I'm turning off the TV.

SOTU Part 5: The Halfway-Home Point (Hopefully)

Jobs bill? Now Obama's talking about a "jobs bill."

Dude, the only thing that will help the economy now is for government to weaken itself. Anyone see that happening? I doubt it.

SOTU Part 4: Small Business

I don't get it...he's talking about small business. Is there a single policy that Obama has enacted that has benefited small business? Mathematically, you might be able to make the arguement, but not economically.

Economics is a behavioral science after all, true? And I've never seen American culture so bereft of enthusiasm as it is now.

SOTU Part 3: The Old Canard

Now, Obama is launching into a long-winded diatribe about how many jobs he's "saved." Dude, as many as 20+% of the adult population might be unemployed right now. I hope the people don't fall for any of this baloney.

Couldn't help but notice, as he mentions the stimulus bill, the Democrats are applauding; Republicans, not so much.

SOTU Part 2: "We hated the bank bailout..."

"I hated it, you hated it..."

Of course, Obama is lying through his teeth. And when he says "unemployment might be double what it is today," understand that it is double the official DOL numbers, which do not take into account those who are not drawing unemployment cause they gave up looking.

SOTU Part 1: First Impressions

Obama has started his speech by trying to reassure us, "I am one of you." I desperately wish I could delude myself into believing that, but he moves right into decrying "shouting, partisanship, and pettiness..."

What the American people hope for and deserve is less government and more freedom -- a direct contradiction of Obama's Cloward-Piven-Alinskyite values and principles; make no mistake, he is nothing if not principled, which is precisely why he is so dangerous.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Astroturfers 'R' Us

From the website of The Cleveland Plain Dealer:

In recent weeks, [Ellie] Light has published virtually identical “Letters to the Editor” in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen newspapers. Every letter claimed a different residence for Light that happened to be in the newspaper’s circulation area.

And at last count, Patterico and his intrepid commenters have documented letters from "Ellie Light" in at least 41 publications throughout 17 states.

If that woman is on the up-and-up, we have an example of an Obama supporter who has five times as many houses as John McCain! (Hat-tip to Patterico for inspiring that paraphrased snark)

All kidding aside, it's worth noting that my hometown newspaper, The Aberdeen American News, will not publish any letter to the editor unless it contains a mailing address and telephone number for verification purposes. It seems now that any newspaper of integrity should follow that rule at an absolute minimum.

Update: As of January 24, make that 47 newspapers in at least 23 different states. Patterico and the gang are tireless in sniffing this thing out. Good work, everyone!

Update: More delicious goodness from Patterico. The hits just keep on coming!

...the latest count for Ellie Light’s letter. It has appeared in at least 62 publications in 29 states and the District of Columbia; national publications and a Yahoo link; and 2 foreign publications

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What Did we Learn?

If you're a conservative, tonight's five-point shellacking of Martha Coakley by Scott Brown is a cause for renewed optimism and celebration. We (as I number myself among the conservative camp) have learned that the people are not, in fact, powerless.

Unfortunately, it seems to me that the liberals have learned very little.

From the Comments:

A historic move to the center from HA commenters! Congrats on embracing a RINO guys! I’m pleased to see you’ve finally taken David Frum’s advice and moved away from the destructive, extremist fringes of your ideology, towards a pragmatic center. A great night indeed.

crr6 on January 19, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Spoken like a truly clueless liberal. "Denial" isn't just a river in Egypt, is it?

The fact of Scott Brown's Republican affiliation and his vow to thwart Obamacare means that he has more of a mandate than Obama ever did. This is epic.

I believe that every right-thinking person in America knows that Scott Brown's election is not the end of our journey, but is the beginning.

An open message to Ben Nelson (D - Nebraska):

I hope you sleep well tonight, sir. It may be the last restful night of sleep you have between now and November.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm Not Sure Rusty "Gets It"

First of all, let me say that Rusty Humphries is a true American patriot. I was turned on to his show tonight by the indefatigable scribe of genius and genial musings, Doctor Zero, and there was not a thing I heard that I didn't like.

That being said, when I called his show and asked him what recourse we have when unconstitutional laws are shoved down our collective national throat, I found his answer wholly unsatisfying. I can't really come up with a direct quote, but I'll paraphrase thus:

Keep doing what you've doing; send Scott Brown money in Massachusetts, support your local candidates-of-choice, and exercise your right to petition the government for redress of grievance.

That's all jim-dandy, but with the Democratic lock on both houses of congress, a lot can happen legislatively in ten months. For a future congress under control of either party to undo the potential damage would be unprecedented in the history of our republic. To the contrary, although our forefathers fought for freedom on more than one occasion, succeeding generations seem less and less willing to fight to gain back the freedoms their parents ceded.

I believe that therein is the key to understanding the modern progressive-liberal mindset. They must be careful to cloak their principles in Orwellian-Alinskyite doublespeak, but they are undoubtedly principled individuals by any reasonable measure. They are united in loathing for our consitution because of the restrictions that it places on government. Obama has said as much. Obama is not comfortable with the idea of American Victory precisely because, although he can't come right out and say it, he is not comfortable with the idea of American power.

Say what you will about Barack Hussein Obama, but his actions clearly belie the notion that he has an eye to his re-election in 2012. Barack Obama understands that the principles he espouses will outlive any Democratic politicians' careers. We have made our voices heard, and we have made our will known. The men and women in power are ignoring us just as surely as they are ignoring the consitution on which our great republic was based.

It is no longer enough to petition for a redress of grievance from the government that abandoned us almost a century ago. As surely Barack Obama and his cohorts in Congress are finding sacrificial lambs to give over to the altar of progressivism, we must find men and women, if any remain, who are just as principled in standing on the correct side of history.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ignorance of a Different Kind

From the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, the headline thus: Fort Hood Intel Lapse Mirrors Detroit Case

Less than a month after major Nidal Hasan allegedly killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, the Pentagon's top intelligence officer sent the White House a report detailing an earlier failure to connect the dots. It reads like a dress rehearsal for the Detroit bomber case, reports CBS News chief national security correspondent David Martin.

Allegedly? Allegedly?! You mean to tell me there's any doubt in anyone's mind? And furthermore, connect-the-dots is a game I played with pencil-and-paper as a kid. I'm getting a little sick of hearing over and over again that's what the intel community should have done. I want grown-ups, dammit!

How is it that we had no attacks of any importance on American soil between 9/11 and Obama's inaguration? I ask you, dear readers, what is the only logical explanation for why things have gone to hell?

"I think it's a real problem that you didn't have in one place at one time all of the communications being evaluated," said CBS News security analyst Juan Zarate.

It wouldn't matter if you did, Mister Zarate. The people in charge are willfully ignoring the information they have at-hand. To come to any other conclusion requires a suspension-of-disbelief on the order of what was required for me to watch Scanners.

We are being led by people with no leadership abilities. The people in power would rather force us into government-run healthcare than ensure our safety and our most basic god-given right -- the right to life. Don't wait until after the 2010 elections to decide what you are going to do. By then, it may be too late.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Shine is Off

Yeah, it's the third day of the new year. I'm a little late to the proverbial party. Aside from my duties outside the aether of internet, I've spent the last several days pondering the different universes that certain segments of people I know seem to live in.

There is plainly a world where anthropogenic global warming is taking place. It's not the world I live in. There is obviously a world in which Barack H. Obama is qualified presidential material. It's not the world I live in. There is most certainly a world in which our Constitution is historically irrelevant, and no longer matters to the prosperous future of America. It's not the world I live in.

There were a lot of people upset with Obama from the day he won election. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your political persuasion), I think that with the poor handling of the flight 253 disaster, the shine is officially off.

If there was ever any doubt that President Obama actively loathes traditional American values, it's gone the way of American refusal to deal with terrorist hostage takers -- disappeared.

I've been accused of being "simple-minded" and lacking in "understanding of the complexities of politics." But that's the way the left looks at us, folks. It's true that some things aren't black-and-white, but I think most of the truly important things are. You don't have to be a genius to see that Obama's election was a turning point in American politics -- and probably for the worse.

Do you believe in liberty, or tyranny? Government, or the people? Barack Obama has made his choice clear. To coin a turn of phrase, either you are with us or you are against us. The lies have been exposed, ladies and gentlemen, and the shine is off. In 2010, it's time for the revolution to begin.