Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Firsts

So far, it doesn't look like things are going too well for the "first woman Speaker of the House", and "first black President". If one wants to hype these two firsts and claim that our nation has achieved some sort of permanent moral absolution for their ascendency, may I point out that it appears these two have lost control?

The President has lost control due to his executive decisions. I read a relative's Facebook posting today which began, "Obama is a nice guy, but...". Nice guy? Perhaps to those who determine niceness by a good handshake and a smile, but look at the deeds to see how nice one really is. Is it nice to turn a blind eye to slain protesters in Iran? Is it nice to revoke the visas of Honduras government officials who were only acting in defense of the constitution of their democratic nation? The President is not so nice, and I won't get into the domestic front where gauging good intentions becomes difficult.

Pelosi on the other hand has lost control emotionally. Today, she claims fright of the right, and believes assassinations and political turmoil is about to ensue. You declared war on the CIA and average Americans months ago Nancy. Is crying in front of the camera the new form of engagement? History didn't teach you that declaring war requires action? Declaring war is not the same as winning a war. It is not like claiming the front seat of a car by being the first to yell, "Shotgun".

So there you have it. We've got our first woman speaker and our first black president. Race and gender never meant anything to me, but it sure did to many of their supporters. And now we can all plainly see that race and gender are not relevant to success, temperment and leadership. Sonia Sotomayor would tell us otherwise; maybe she'll one day rule otherwise.

Monday, September 14, 2009


To all my imaginary readers, I apologize for my lack of posting lately. I have been somewhat busy at work and don't have the time to dedicate to much effort to posts lately. I should have a post on this past Saturday's Tea Party in Chicago, complete with photos of good signs I saw there.

I am hoping to start writing a deeper weekly column for this ever visited site, and hopefully keep the interest of all those out there who are afraid to comment on all the posts that they are reading. I know Kazoo is out there somewhere and Mr. Peabody, and all the scary imaginary friends from horror films everywhere. I hope I can help you become less scary, by influencing you to lessen your need for senseless violence. Get out from under the bed and smile on your brother for cryin' out loud.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Think I Must Be the Only One Afraid of RINOs

Maybe it won't matter in the long run. Maybe Olympia Snowe and friends won't pull together a health care compromise, once again becoming the most powerful Senators by means of bucking the rest of the party; but this story has been heralded atop my Yahoo e-mail page for the past 2 hours, and the "conservative" blogosphere is still busy gathering Van Jones quotes.

I don't know how many more "Gang of 14" groups the conservative media are going to remain asleep at the switch for, but I am getting tired of being a guy who has a full time job in something that has nothing to do with world events, yet professional bloggers at NRO and other places take hours to catch these things. In 3 weeks, we could see this newly minted "Bi-partisan 6" sitting around a table with Obama fresh off his congressional address, putting the nation on the fast train to the public option, and these "professionals" will be late to the party once again.

One of the main reasons I ever created this blog, is because I was getting so tired of reading the same thing on blog after blog. I even thought of creating a blog which critiques and rates other blogs. We have had the David Frum and Rod Dreher types wringing their hands about paranoid, racist grassroots conservatives and on the other side you have Michelle Malkin who informs me well, but really can't write more than 2 sentences per paragraph. Then you have Hot Air and Powerline, which are pretty much in between The Frum Hand Wring Brigade and Michelle's Border Patrol, but you never know when Powerline or Hot Air will disappoint next, due to their ability to "stick with it" resembling that of George Will's.

One thing I know for sure is that the RINOs are still a lingering problem for those who want to slow down and defeat the left's premises, ideas, and policies, and until we repetitively petition those people in Congress to get it together and fight as well, we ain't going nowhere. Also, it is time to focus on THE INDIVIDUAL seated in the Congress. When we focus on the overall numbers, such as congressional gains in the House and Senate, we count (R)s and (D)s and allow many imposters to sneak in. Mark Kirk (R) in Illinois is a prime example. Republicans in Illinois whined for a few minutes when Kirk threw his hat in the ring for U.S. Senate, but since then, all strategies to keep him from becoming the Republican nominee have been abandoned. This is due to simply settling for the (R) and forming rationalizations so that we can just relax and let it be. One must insist on putting the magnifying glass in front of the individual to see if he/she really does withstand our own scrutiny. If so, vote Yes, in not, vote No. Leave the party affiliation or chances of general election success out of it. Otherwise, you are left with a choice of the lesser of two evils once again, resulting in electing yet another cog in the political machine or a yet another unreliable RINO.

It will be years until I can again enjoy peace in the judgement of the "GOP" electorate, after John McCain entered the GOP primary with 2 dollars in his pocket, and with the help of his MSM base, New Hampshire, Charlie Crist, and the Fox News All-Stars Panel, became the GOP nominee before Mitt Romney had a chance to purchase his second jar of hair gel. The polls showed that McCain had the best numbers against Hillary in the general more than 8 months before election day, and the GOP flock voted in the Maverick, only to see youthful Barack holding the reigns of the Donkey by July. Conservative journalists like Tony Blankley warned against the possibility of a GOP brokered convention, and he and others trumpeted the need to pick the candidate ASAP. McCain had the nomination in the bag by February and commenced waxing his Model-T for 5 months while Hillary and Obama had the news all to themselves. Yep, people get paid to write these words of wisdom and manage these campaigns and we end up where we are today, and even though we are here, it appears that the GOP establishment is ramping up for an encore.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Krauthammer: Good, but Still Just Another Pundit.

Conservatives have held Charles Krauthammer in high esteem for a long time. Charles regularly offers great verbal and written summaries of what has already been done and said in the political world. Sometimes, his conclusions are not what you want to hear, and lately his outlook on what will happen next, has turned out wrong. For instance, when the health care town hall meetings were in their infancy, Krauthammer warned that they would have a negative effect on overall public opinion, and would be detrimental to the efforts of those who were protesting Obamacare. He later admitted that he was wrong. The fact that he made such an admission itself, sets him apart from the many self-righteous "conservative" pundits.

But like many of the most well-known MSM "conservative" pundits, he has a born in disdain for Sarah Palin. In a recent article he said that if we are having a discussion about healthcare, Sarah Palin should leave the room. He said this in reference to her "death panels" remark. Now that the term "death panel" is starting to seem more realistic, I doubt that Krauthammer will one day admit he is wrong about Palin. After all, if you're in the beltway media, disregarding all that is Palin, is required.

The National Review Online Corner, must believe that each oration from Dr. Krauthammer on the Fox News All-Star Panel is worth its own post each day. As such, they posted his stated advice for Obama when he addresses Congress next week. I don't think Axelrod could have thought up a better strategy. So nice of Charles to lend his high intelligence to the Obama propoganda machine:

Krauthammer's Take [NRO Staff]
From last night's Fox News

On Obama’s upcoming health-care address to a joint
session of Congress:
I think this speech has to be dramatic. It has to be a
reset. It has to be a restaging of this debate, because he has lost Act One. It
has got to be an opening curtain on Act Two, and it can't just be a repetition
of his old positions.

I think the way they are headed is to try to
say — have the president do a nod to the discontent and the anxiety that was
generated over the summer.

But then, I think if they are smart and
politically cynical — which I think they are — what they will try to do is say
that the reason the president could not be specific is because while
negotiations were going on with Republicans, specifically the “Gang of Six” in
the Senate, he wanted to not preclude any possible agreements or

But now that the Republicans have walked away — and I
suspect he will attack Senators Grassley and Enzi specifically — and say: Well,
now that the Republicans are going to be entirely obstructionists…now I will be
specific, and now this summer of discontent — in which I had to be either
evasive or ambiguous or at least open — is over. The Republicans have forced my
hand, and now I'm going to say x, y and z.

But he has to say x, y,
and z. He has to make a pronouncement on the public option, and he also has to
make a critical strategic decision. Is this about cutting costs, which will
destroy him in popular opinion, or does he ignore that now and make it all about
expansion of coverage and guaranteeing of coverage?

So there you have it. Take it away Mr. President.

Free pieces of advice from the Conservative side come again and again. The beltway observers seem to withdrawl their conscience from the debate and lend strategy to the political enemies. Krauthammer knows Obama's main goal is for the government to have complete control of healthcare, but even Krauthammer can not resist assisting with new material, as long as it is his material. Whoever picks up on it, doesn't matter. Well, Chuck, I predict your advice may partly be used to the detriment of those who protest Obamacare. Hopefully, as you were, I too will be wrong.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Swine Flu Bill

World Net Daily provides information on pending legislation in Massachusetts which will restrict liberty if indeed the Swine Flu rears its ugly head. There are other states heading in this direction as well. Are the quarantines really going to be necessary and how will they be carried out? Looks like the police will have authority to enter homes without a warrant and detain those sniffling and vomiting. Also, the road to forced vacinations is being paved by our thoughtful state legislators. I don't believe the current Swine Flu that is going around has shown any long term effects after recovery such as the effects of Polio, but the hysteria coming straight from the government is as on cue as ever.

Maybe the wiretapping that was so denounced during the Bush administration could be used to listen in on citizens describing their symptoms over the phone to Dr. Mom. Obama and Co. are just beginning to realize how much power wielding can be done from up there in the White House. Bush needed 2 towers to collapse and 3,000 people to die within hours to get a portion of the power Obama's Bureaucrats may seek to take when the common cold comes a callin' come winter. Quarantine's are already being practiced the first week of September in those liberal bastions; universities. Classes may be cancelled soon. Just cancel the whole school year, learn online, etc.

Isn't it so pleasant remaking America?