Thursday, July 31, 2008

Paint the White House Black

Here are the lyrics to the new "song" by Ludacris about Barry Obama. I've actually heard it and it sounds terrible, well, more terrible than the average rap song.

"I'm back on it like I just signed my record deal
yeah the best is here, the Bentley Coup paint is dripping wet, it got sex appeal
never should have hated
you never should've doubted him
with a slot in the president's iPod Obama shattered 'em
Said I handled his biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that b^$&%* is irrelevant
Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what?
if you said it then you meant it how you want it have a gut!
and all you other politicians trying to hate on my man,
watch us win a majority vote in every state on my man
you can't stop what's bout to happen, we bout to make history
the first black president is destined and it's meant to be
the threats ain't fazing us, the nooses or the jokes
so get off your ass, black people, it's time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified
McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and I throw em like candy wrap
cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant
and you the worst of all 43 presidents
get out and vote or the end will be near
the world is ready for change because Obama is here!
cause Obama is here
The world is ready for change because Obama is here!"

This completely dispels any fears I have about Barry.

Stay Classy Barry

Who keeps bringing up the issue of race in the campaign for president? Its not John McCain. Its Barrack Obama and his cronies. This "new kind of politician" is using a very traditional Democrat tactic. If you disagree or criticize them, you're a racist. Here's what Barry had to say in my home state:

"Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me. . . You know, he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name, you know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

So, if I happen to point out your anti American statements in Germany, or your association with Bill Ayers, or call you an imbecile for calling on Americans to inflate their tires instead of drilling for oil, it means that I'm hick, redneck, racist who's afraid of colored folk? You must think that sounds as stupid as I do Barry, considering what your spokesman said:

"What Barack Obama was talking about was that he didn't get here after spending decades in Washington. . . There is nothing more to this than the fact that he was describing that he was new to the political scene. He was referring to the fact that he didn't come into the race with the history of others. It is not about race."

Do you think we're all idiots? You must think very little of your supporters if you think they'll buy this. They will. They're idiots. "You're eloquent if you have a prepared speech! Yay! We'll believe anything you tell us! We'll eat it all up! We'll follow you into Poland, goose stepping the whole way, because you're a fine public speaker with a vague motto about some sort of change that we interpret to mean you're going to fix everything that's wrong with our lives!" The rest of us aren't trying to catch the short bus Barry. We comprehend the words coming out of your mouth no matter how you later try and spin it. How did this guy beat the Clinton machine? He just commits gaffe after gaffe.

The worst part, however, is that after he comes out and prematurely accuses McCain of calling him a "scary negro", he takes an underhanded cheap shot at McCain over his age and state of mind:

"That's a definition of madness, but that's what John McCain is offering. He's offering Bush economic policies and Karl Rove politics,"

Stay classy Barry.

Today Will Be A Good Day

Its days like this that I am reminded that there is a loving and gracious God who watches over the universe.

Via Drudge, Nancy Pelosi's book is 899 on Amazon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Crying Game

What do we want in a leader? Do we want someone who trips all over himself to apologize for slights that happened in the century before last? Do we not understand that this is why the West is decaying? Instead of moving civilization forward as it has for the past millenia, the Western world can do nothing but apologize for its prosperity, as if it was ill gotten. Enter Barry Obama. He's going to take the crying game to a whole new level. Yesterday at a minority press convention (is there a white press convention?) he said this:

"There's no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we've got some very sad and difficult things to account for. . . I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged."

Yes, instead of moving the country forward, lets wring our hands about Andrew Jackson's actions in the 19th century. Let's all feel just terrible about Jim Crow laws, and at the same time further LBJ era programs that have destroyed black families and black prosperity. Hey, at least whitey feels bad though. At least we've publicly dragged America's name through the mud, which is what this is really all about, isn't it Barry? America's this great, exceptional nation? The last, best hope of mankind? Not so fast my friend. We're awful, and have no right to tell Iran or North Korea how to run their countries. We'd better up our foreign aid to the 3rd world, because our white prosperity was built on their backs, (Even though America was a wilderness with no infrastructure before whitey found it and built it into a juggernaut.) and domestically, we're going to set things long past, right at last:

"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."

When white people see a good chunk of their paycheck go to a person of another race for crimes that the white guy didn't commit, and the non white guy wasn't personally victimized by, I'm sure it will completely eradicate racial tension forever in America. What a great idea Barry. We don't have enough white racists in this country to point to as oppressors. Let's create millions more by taking away their money and giving it to people of a different race who did nothing to earn it. You certainly are the post racial candidate. I'm sure KKK grand wizards across the country didn't just get a chubby reading this.

If you really want to help out people of color, Barry, dismantle the welfare state. That will do much more for black children than a one time payment that makes them hated by half the country.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No Time Left For You

Nancy Pelosi has no time to entertain Republican proposals to end the congressional ban on off shore drilling because she's "trying to save the planet". How arrogant can you get? If Republicans don't fall over each other to get to a camera, then we're pretty much doomed. If we don't take this and run with it, then we're too stupid to run the country anyway.

The Democrats weren't elected by the American people to "save the planet" by keeping oil supply low. If Mrs. Pelosi wants to make that case, I say be my guest. I'd love to hear a different Republican every day lambaste the Democrats over oil prices. This is our issue. Its their fault that we aren't exploiting domestic sources of oil. (Well, we can also blame George H. W. Bush, but then again we can blame him for a lot) There's a reason that Congressional approval is in the teens. If only Republicans would grow a set and go on the attack.

Pelosi is completely inept. She thinks she still represents San Francisco. I hope it isn't news to House Republicans that most Americans don't want to become San Francisco. I shudder to think of even setting foot in that God forsaken place.

Monday, July 28, 2008

How Did I Miss This?

Terrific Walter Williams column from July 16th that brings to light new Oklahoma State legislations that seeks to reign in the overbearing and unconstitutional power of the Federal government.

Professor Williams, as bluntly as ever, puts it this way:

"One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty. It settled the issue of secession, making it possible for the federal government to increasingly run roughshod over Ninth and 10th Amendment guarantees. A civil war, by the way, is a struggle where two or more parties try to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more wanted to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington wanted to take over London. Both wars are more properly described as wars of independence."

Wonderfully put. The slow erosion of our Constitution began with the War Between the States in 1861 and the States really no longer have any recourse to check the growing power of the Federal government. Professor Williams continues:

"Oklahomans are trying to recover some of their lost state sovereignty by House Joint Resolution 1089, introduced by State Rep. Charles Key.

"The resolution's language, in part, reads: "Whereas, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: 'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.'; and Whereas, the Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and whereas, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and Whereas, today, in 2008, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government. 'Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives and the Senate of the 2nd session of the 51st Oklahoma Legislature: that the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States. That this serve as Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.'"

The Federal Government was created to be an advocate of the States, to provide for the common defense of the States, to represent the States to other nations diplomatically, and to regulate interstate and foreign commerce. These are powers specifically granted to the Federal government in the Constitution. All other rights, whatever they may be, are reserved to the States and the people by the 10th Amendment, which the Supreme Court conveniently forgot about during and after the War Between the States. Professor Williams goes on to quote James Madison in Federalist Paper 45, and Thomas Jefferson:

"The powers delegated … to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. "The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people." Thomas Jefferson emphasized that the states are not "subordinate" to the national government, but rather the two are "coordinate departments of one simple and integral whole. "The one is the domestic, the other the foreign branch of the same government."

The States were never envisioned as the provincial administrative units under the authority of the Federal government that they have become today. This is the essence of conservatism, to get back to the original intent of the Constitution, which was drafted to protect the liberty of the States, and thereby the lives, liberty, and property of the citizens.

Why I Binge Drink

Obama is now leading McCain by 9 points according to Gallup. In a related story, I've lost my faith in humanity. I wonder if its those Berlin voters who've pushed him over the top?

Seperation of Church and State in California

I'm shocked to discover that there is anything conservative about California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lo and behold, however, he said this after he vetoed a Bill that would have required climate change be added to California schools' curriculum:

"I continue to believe that the state should refrain from being overly prescriptive in specific school curriculum, beyond establishing rigorous academic standards,"

Decentralization of power, in California? How scandalous. This coming from a State that seems to believe that it can mandate auto mileage standards for the rest of the country.

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I believe that "Global Warming" or "Climate Change" does deserve a place in school curriculum, the World Religions class.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Coronate Me, Bitch

From over at World Net Daily

"Sen. Barack Obama's campaign plastered the entrance to the Western Wall – the holiest site in Judaism – with official campaign posters,"

How arrogant can you get? Are all his advisers idiots? How could you possibly think its a good idea to put up campaign posters at the Holiest Jewish site when you're trying to reassure the Israelis that you're not an anti-Semite who's going to sell them out? And another thing, is every moment of this guy's life designed to be a photo op? A pre dawn visit to the Western Wall? A speech at Berlin's victory column? These aren't things that candidate's do, considering that Israeli's and Germans aren't allowed to vote in our election. That part of our Constitution hasn't "evolved" yet has it? What's the point of even having campaign posters in Hebrew? Is he going to start running adds in Tel Aviv? He's acting like he's already the President, the election is just a formality. Kind of sounds like the attitude a certain Senator from New York who lived in Arkansas and was born in Illinios had back in January. He just puts out a "coronate me bitch" vibe. Talk about hubris. If there is any such thing as karma in the universe, he will lose in a landslide.

Here's a great quote on his speech in Germany by McCain's spokesman:

"While Barack Obama took a premature victory lap today in the heart of Berlin, proclaiming himself a 'citizen of the world,' John McCain continued to make his case to the American citizens who will decide this election."

Yep, couldn't have said it better. I don't see how everyone, even Democrats, doesn't find this completely pretentious and silly. Barry may think he's a "citizen of the world", but I just double checked Article Two of the Constitution, and there's really no loop hole the courts can use to count the votes of non citizens in Berlin.

"Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress"

Which State is Berlin in? Someone needs to tell Barry that the old Electors of the Holy Roman Empire aren't the same ones mentioned in the Constitution. Barry or one of his advisers should probably try reading that document sometime. They'd be able to clear up misconceptions of who he is actually going to represent and when the election and inauguration take place.

Barry should also be warned that its probably illegal to accept foreign donations in a Presidential campaign before he hits up that 1000 Euro a plate luncheon in Prague. I'd hate to see him embarrass himself more than he already has

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What About Bob Barr?

This election scenario tool is probably going to get me fired. I can't stop playing with it. I can't imagine how excited I'd be if I actually liked one of the two candidates.

But Americans Are Fed Up With Conservatism, Right?

The quarterly earnings of the New York Times have dropped 82% since this time last year. In a related story, I laughed.

As Canada Goes, So Goes Massachusetts

Ezra Levant is the blogosphere's shock trooper. He takes most of the heat for us as we fight the good fight. (well actually, I'm lucky enough to live in America, where we understand that words don't hurt you unless someone is beating you with a billboard, hooray!) So help him out with a couple bucks for his legal defence (I'm feeling very pro Canada today) fund. Remember, no one cares about Canadian fascism until they invade Maine.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Barack Obama Will Completely Eradicate Child Suffering. . . Everywhere

Alright, so normally, I wouldn't comment on a politician's wife or family. I've never understood why they have to be there at the rally or whatever for the photo op. I'd just as soon not see Al and Tipper Gore make out after he receives the Democrat nomination. (Thanks Al, I didn't think you were gay before, but now that you seem to feel the need to prove it, I wonder) We're not voting for the couple, we're voting for the guy (in most cases). I don't care what Laura Bush does, or how crazy Nancy Reagan was, doesn't matter. I'm voting for the guy and I expect him to do his damn job without feeling he has to consult his wife. Now I understand that marriage is a partnership, and Presidents as far back as John Adams have run ideas and strategies by their wives, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, I just don't see the need to have to vet a candidate's spouse. Further more, I don't see the need to criticize spouses or family members. However, when said spouse delves into the political arena, said spouse is fair game. That's the way it was with Hillary Clinton, and that's the way it is with Michelle Obama.

Now that I have the "I don't usually do this, but I'm going to do it now" disclaimer out of the way, let's look at what Mrs. Obama had to say in Coloradao (courtesy of Rachel Lucas) last week.

"We have one candidate who essentially is telling us every day that the world as it is just fine. That what we've been doing for the last eight years is fine," Obama said. "Stay the course. Don't make too many changes.

"And then we have this other candidate -- Barack Obama -- who is saying every day that the world as it is not right. It's not good enough," she said. . .

"I wish we had time to be divided. I wish we had time to be upset. To be angry. To be disappointed. I wish we did," Obama said. "Because if we had time for that, then things wouldn't be so bad right now. Instead, we're in a place where another four or eight years of the world as it is will devastate the life of some child."

Who is buying this? Who is eating this up? Who? Does anyone really believe that if we don't elect Barry Obama right this second, then the sky will fall? Really Michelle? Is the moon going to come crashing down into the Earth if we have 4 more years of Liberal Republican control of the executive branch? Four or eight more years of the world as it is will devastate the life of some child? What does that even mean? Is that on Barry's website? Is it paragraph 16, sentence 4 of his campaign platform? "I, Barry Obama, will totally eradicate child suffering around the globe." Does anyone else who listens to Barry's speeches expect him one day to say "Be still and know that I am God"? I know I do. But back to Michelle, hopefully one day a reporter will discover that he has testicles and ask Michelle to elaborate on one of her insane comments. How about asking "which child Mrs. Obama?" Or "how can you make such a vague blanket statement and expect people to take you seriously?" Or "Michelle, why are you off your medication?"

This odd leftist world view that Michelle Obama personifies is just insulting. America is in decline, capitalism has failed, we're the cause of the planet's problems, we're killing children, we're too powerful, we need to understand why our enemies hate us and talk with them, we invented gravity because we hated Amelia Earhart, blah, blah, blah. I think maybe Michelle should sit back and reflect on how this country she says is broken is the country that has allowed her to make over 300 grand a year as an "executive director of community affairs" at a hospital. Then again, maybe this country is broken.

Monday, July 21, 2008

All the News That Fits to Our Ideological Agenda


Via Matt Drudge, the NYT has rejected an editorial by John McCain in response to an editorial Barry Obama wrote about his position on Iraq less than a week ago. I'm personally flabbergasted. I can't believe the Times would risk its reputation of objectivity and even handedness. If they keep this up they might become known as left wing advocates posing as journalists. People might even believe that the last Republican they endorsed for President was Dwight Eisenhower.

On the other hand, I was surprised that the Iraq war was still going on. I never see anything about it in the Times anymore. I wonder why they don't want to talk about it anymore unless they get an editorial by Barry Obama('s staff)? A curious thought to ponder. They couldn't write enough about it in 2005. Are there no more Jack Murtha quotes comparing our soldiers to the imaginary Mongols John Kerry spoke of while he was in the SDS? I'd better stop there, if we delve into that, its enough for two or three more posts. Ah, you wacky libs. You're like the gift that keeps giving, or maybe the guy who keeps kicking you in the junk and taking your wallet.

Back to the point, I'm sure its just a matter of time before the Times corrects this error and regains its impeccable journalistic integrity. Otherwise people are going to begin to think they're just a mouth piece for the Democrat Party and that the NYT's whole reason for existence is to push a liberal agenda, not to report "all the news that's fit to print". But that's just crazy, right?

Maybe Its Because He Used to Sell Coke?

Here's the difference between Venezuelan President (Uh, Dictator) Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Chavez claims to be "negotiating" for the release of 15 hostages from Marxist Commie assholes FARC , Uribe rescues them with a bunch of guys wearing Che Guevara shirts just to rub it in. Uribe deserves more press than he gets. Remember Columbia? That South American Country with the historical misfortune of being the perfect place to grow cocaine? The country under siege by drug cartels on one side and commie drug lords on the other? Yeah, Uribe tamed that country. He's rescuing hostages that people had given up for dead. He's killing FARC leaders at a 12th grade level. He's got Hugo Chavez mobilizing troops and running with his tail between his legs to Russia to buy arms.

Its a shame no one (in the press at least) seems to be paying attention. With all seriousness, I believe Uribe getting Columbia under control is the greatest feat of our young century so far. George Bush agrees and wants to reward this struggling country with a Free Trade Agreement. Enter Barry Obama who believes Free Trade is a tool of the devil. In addition to slighting our friendly (if fascistic) neighbors to the north, Barry wants to nix the Colombian agreement which is pending while it awaits congressional approval. If we abandon Colombia just as they get their country out of the mess we helped create (yeah, its our money that fuels Colombia's problems, coke head) it will be a tremendous stain on America's national honor. Barry (that nuanced liberal who has plenty of experience and would never commit a massive foreign policy faux pas just to appease some reactionaries in the AFL) doesn't seem to think so. He doesn't think we should help out the guy who's trying to cut off the coke supply to our kids and welfare recipients. Way to go Barry. You're certainly the new politician we've heard you are. You'd never take the typical, worn out democrat position and refuse to support an anti communist ally.

Barry Obama: Change we can believe in -- unless you're anti communist, then you can go f*** yourself.

Friday, July 18, 2008

VP Blues

Please John McCain, don't put Mike Huckabee on the ticket. I'm almost (almost) resigned to voting for you, most likely in a drunken stupor, but if you put the Huckster in the VP slot, I'm done. Adios muchacho, not a chance in hell that I'd vote for the liberal Republican dream ticket. It would be Ford and Rockefeller all over again, and had I been alive in 1975, that would have really pissed me off. I'm sure, however, that as usual McCain will take the path of "what will piss off conservatives the most" and choose the Huckster, or Lindsey Graham (whom I despise perhaps more than John McCain), or Joe Lieberman (whom I believe is a good man, but clearly a liberal).

In that line of thought however, I don't think I'd want Mitt Romney on the ticket either. Two reasons A: I don't want him tainted by the horror that's sure to be the McCain administration. I don't want to see Mitt or Bobby Jindal have to trot out before the camera and toe the administration line on what ever liberal crap McCain wants to do. It will kill me a little bit inside. B: I don't think I'm asshole enough (yet) to root for McCain's death for 4 years so Mitt can take over. I'm just not yet comfortable with wishing death on someone at this point in my life. Give me time. In a couple of years I'm sure I'll be so cynical and jaded (especially after a McCain administration) that I'll have no scruples with hoping a politician would die, but I'm just not ready yet.

I guess best case scenario, McCain chooses a well known conservative with no real political future to be ruined by his association with the administration. Maybe a Tom Delay type? I'd be happy with that. (McCain would NEVER do it however).

You know what? Screw it. Let's just get Mike Gravel and be done with it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

If Nancy Pelosi Blocks Off Shore Drilling, and No One Says Anything, Did it Ever Really Happen?

Nancy Pelosi has made it a point to stop bills that ease restrictions on drilling from reaching the floor for a vote. If Republicans had any brains/balls, they'd be hammering the Democrats on this, its a gift issue. With Congress' approval rating at 14%, now is the perfect time to explain to the American people who is keeping gas prices up by pandering to the environmental left. Alas, most of the elected GOP in congress lack brains/balls, and we never see any real leadership from the White House. Maybe John McCain will. . . wait, no. He doesn't want to openly advocate a position that will upset the New York Times.

Another Reason Not to Vote for John McCain

Al "Manbearpig" Gore is calling for a Kennedyesque national effort to "produce every kilowatt of electricity through wind, sun and other Earth-friendly energy sources within 10 years". I've already documented how fascistic I think this "Apollo Program" line of thought is, but there's another nugget in this article:

"The Nobel Prize-winning former vice president said fellow Democrat Barack Obama and Republican rival John McCain are "way ahead" of most politicians in the fight against global climate change."

Does Mr. McCain realize how aghast conservatives are when they hear a radical, anti capitalist, greeny like Al "Manbearpig" Gore say their presidential candidate is on the right track when it comes to global warming? Beyond the right, how about an average American who thinks the global warmists and environmentalists are wackjobs? What's he going to think? You don't have to be a conservative or a Republican to realize that Al Gore is bat shit crazy. Unfortunately, I'm sure McCain will be consistent and divine how conservatives want him to act and do the opposite. Expect to hear McCain refer to Gore as a "pioneer", or a "great American", or some such drivel in the coming days. Meanwhile, China chuckles to itself as it takes another shot of oil and grabs the reigns of history.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Et Tu, UK?

According to the Daily Mail, Shakespeare may be dropped from secondary school testing in Great Britain. Remember a vague time period that you may have read about in a history book when the British were proud of their country, culture, and history? Why is it now only those of us in the old colonies that seem to give a rat's ass about the downfall of the mother country? William Shakespeare should be mandatory reading for every child in the English speaking world, if not all of Western society. How the British could abandon one of the greatest gifts her Empire bequeathed upon the world is beyond the reaches of my cognitive thought process.

Well, I guess everyone grab rifle, let's go free the home islands. Someone call the Aussies, they'll probably be up for it.

Well La-De-Fricken-Da

The Chinese say they are preparing to "modify the weather" if need be for the opening ceremonies. Um, ok. I guess we should all learn Mandarin now and prepare to submit to our glorious new ChiCom masters since they appear to have a SPECTREesque weather machine that can destroy us all (and they blamed Bush for Katrina). On the bright side, the environmentalists can throw in the towel now that China can press a button and stop any "global warming" that's occurring. Everyone, back to your SUVs!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mark Steyn Redux

More shenanigans to report in Britain's slow motion suicide. Harry's Place blog is being sued for accurately quoting a muslim. Looks like Canada is exporting her values to the world after all. Support Harry's Place here

The Iraq War is Sooo 2005

Obama has scrubbed his website of all criticism of the Iraq "surge". That sound you heard was George Soros' head exploding.

Monday, July 14, 2008

At Least He Doesn't Look Up to Karl Marx

John McCain is making steady progress in his effort to completely alienate every conservative Republican voter. In an interview with the International Herald Tribune, McCain named Teddy Roosevelt as his "conservative model". The only problem is that Teddy Roosevelt isn't a conservative. In fact quite the opposite, he was a self described "progressive", i.e. a liberal. He was a foreign policy hawk to be sure, but progressives were much less dovish than modern day liberals.

Roosevelt crusaded against big business and was a zealous regulator. His "Square Deal" was the ancestor of the "New Deal" FDR would introduce 25 years later. The government took control of railroad shipping rates, which in part led to their downturn in later years as they faced competition from trucking and airplanes. Roosevelt took an active role in attacking major American corporations, pushing the courts to submit to the the wishes of the executive branch when it came to antitrust suits.

In 1912 Roosevelt formed the "Progressive Party" whose platform included heavy regulation of industry, required health care for industrial workers, regulation of campaign donations, and early forms of Medicare, unemployment programs, and social security. It advocated the Imperial German model of cooperation between the government and business. It called for government ownership of remaining coal and oil fields, and for a progressive income and inheritance tax. This is McCain's conservative model.

Does McCain actually admire him for the reasons I've listed? I know he agrees with at least some of what Roosevelt stood for (Damn Oil Companies! Patriotism over profits!), but more likely he's ignorant of most of Roosevelt's policies and proposals. He probably just knew Teddy was a conservationist and a hawk and thought to himself, "why that's me!" Still its disheartening to have the Republican candidate point to a big government liberal as his "conservative model". Its like pointing to Jenna Jameson as a model of chastity and virtue.

Friday, July 11, 2008

MSM: Nothing to See Here, Let's Talk About Health Care

Oh look, another example of how the Iraq war has completely shifted Mid East politics. Israeli warplanes are now practicing for an assault on Iran in Iraqi airspace. Israeli warplanes. Eight years ago, I couldn't fathom this happening anytime in my lifetime. Apparently, the sources in the Iraqi ministry say:

"the American bases in Iraq might serve as a platform for the IAF from which to attack Iran. If Israeli warplanes will take off from Iraq, they can reach Bushehr in five minutes - a "record time," the sources said."

But of course, the Iraq war hasn't made us any safer, right? Say whatever you want about the justification for the war (and believe me their were many justifications beyond WMDs), but you cannot deny the strategic position it puts us in vis-a-vis Iran. We have friendly countries on two Iranian borders with American bases and a heavy troop presence.

The huge thing though, is that the source that leaked this came from the Iraqi Defense Ministry, which means, A: They're aware of it, and B: They most likely are leaking it because they're unhappy the Iraqi government approved it. I could be wrong on this last point, but I think the Iraqi government would have to approve something as controversial as Israeli warplanes using its airspace for an attack on Iran.

But of course this doesn't vindicate G dubya, this war was for oil, Iraq is a quagmire, its just a diversion from the war on terror, etc. etc. Hey, MSM, I hope you choke on that crow, asshats.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Can You Detect His Upper West Side Accent?

Obama sticks his foot in his mouth again, here's the video at Right Wing News and here's the transcript courtesy of Rachel Lucas:

“I, I don’t understand, when people are going around worrying about, ‘we need to have English only.’ They, they wanna pass a law, ‘we want just, uh, we want English only.’ No, I agree that immigrants should learn English. I agree with that.

But. But. Understand this. Instead of worrying about whether, uh, immigrants can learn English. They’ll learn English. You need to make sure your child can speak Spanish! You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language.

“You know, it’s embarrassing, it’s embarrassing when, when, uh, when Europeans come over here. They all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe. All we can say is merci beaucoup. Right?”

Did it ever occur to Mr. Obama that there may be a reason a lot of people choose to learn English? Obama is so nuanced and intelligent, so he must have a firm grasp of history, correct? He must know that for, oh, say the past 500 years, English speaking Anglo-Saxon countries have dominated cultural, economic, and political thought? Why is English overwhelmingly used on the internet? Because America invented it. Why do so many people in foreign lands learn English? Because it makes their lives easier. They can trade with us. They can understand the new American or British pop hit. They can watch Star Wars without voices dubbed over. People learn English because it is practical for them to do so seeing as Britain and then America have been the driving force of history for so long.

Its not usually practical for Americans to learn a second language once they're out of school. I'd love to read the original text Voltaire wrote in French, or the Aeneid in Latin, but the time I'd have to put in makes the cost prohibitive. For someone who wants to enjoy American culture, or make money through international trade with the English speaking world, the costs may not be prohibitive. They may be a worthwhile investment.

I think Obama scolding soccer moms for not taking time out of their busy day to teach their kids Spanish is incredibly condescending. Calling them "embarrassing" reveals a conceited elite who doesn't think much of the ordinary Americans whose vote he seeks.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

John McCain Should Read This

Anything you need to know about economics, you can learn from Walter Williams. The man's brilliant. Read his defense of speculation. Do it. Do it right now. I will drive to your house and punch your dog, click on the link.

Thomas Sowell ain't too bad either.

I May Have To "Trip Acid And Vote 4 McCain"

Found a great blog via Ann Coulter: Get Drunk And Vote 4 McCain. Now that I think about it, that's the only way I can vote for him. Come November, I'm going to have to get hammered, I mean real hammered. I may have to go on a three to sixteen day bing. I don't want to remember voting for him or the hysterical crying that I'm sure will ensue once I really come to grips with what I have done. Hell, I don't think I'll want to remember his administration if he's elected. I'm not sure what the shelf life of my liver is anymore. I'm not sure I can handle a 4 year bender.

Every freedom loving American who thinks they can hold their nose enough to vote for McCain (I'm still not sure on this by the way) because Obama will probably cede Canada to Iran should get together and take some shots of Wild Turkey, or say, pure absinthe, and do the deed. We're going to need each other's support, its as close to a suicide pact as I hope I ever come. Back in college, some of my buddies and I got together to party and watch the 2004 returns, but those were returns, we were celebrating (this is back in the day when we thought if Bush can just get a second term, he and Carl "permanent majority" Rove will unleash their secret conservative master plan, which turned out to be amnesty and deficit spending). This time we'll have to get drunk in the morning or several days earlier so we can vote and then curl up in the fetal position and sob.

Its going to be tough, but we'll just have to "lay back and think of America", so to speak. We'll use Everclear to try and drown the shame.

Psychologists Identify "Climate Change Delusion"

Yeah, I identified "Climate Change Delusion" as soon as I realized Al "Manbearpig" Gore was the main proponent, but you shouldn't call it a delusion. Its not cool to ridicule people's religious beliefs.

Barbara Hall Has Never Met A Speech That Wasn't Too Free

Barbara Hall does a drive by assault on Free Speech. Crap, did I just stereotype Italians, or slow drivers packing heat? Wait, I live in America so I'm O.K. I'm sure she'll pen a response decrying my comments and lamenting the fact that she has no jurisdiction over me or the Vatican. . . or Thomas Jefferson. Sorry Barbara, but take it from a friend, I know Che Guevara is trendy, but the beret is just not your look. Don't sweat it though girlfriend, the brown shirt and the jack boots really accent your luger nicely.

A Broadcast Banned In British Columbia

Starting to get the shakes from Steyn withdrawal? I know I am. Well dry out no more, Mark will make a brief return from his sabbatical to guest host the Rush Limbaugh Show on Friday, July 11th. Tune in or you're not my friend anymore.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Of course we all know that babies can be horrid, horrid, racists, but surprising and unnecessary new research now shows that they can be pedophiles as well!! The National Children's Bureau has a stunning new study out that shines a chilling and semi rediculous light on baby pedophilia.

According to chronic overreacter Jane Lane (a serious name), babies "can show disturbing signs of pedophilia at a startlingly young age, often even before they are conceived." The NCB is now rushing new guidelines to nurseries across Britain in an effort to forestall baby sex crimes and justify their government grants. "I know its shocking," said Jane Lane, "but in our research we've found that babies often look at other babies and even smile at them, not to mention the fact that they spend a shocking amount of time naked."

Asked to comment, Yorkshire MP Thomas Sullivan was quoted as saying "Are you (censored) serious? Game over man, just take it all down. Burn it all, (censored) it. I'm not even going to pretend to care any more. Bloody (censored) rediculous."

Despite seeming government apathy, the NCB is pushing for far reaching powers to resolve this growing crisis. "We need a National Baby Sex Offender Registry," said plain dame Jane Lane, "we can't have these monsters crawling the streets."

Horrified mothers across Britain are already ratting out their infants. "He's been sucking on my nipple for months," said a hysterical London mother who wished to remain anonymous. "At first I thought it was just a phase, but now I fear its a symptom of something far more ominous. I'm not sure, but I think when I gave birth to him, he touched my vagina!"

Reached late last night, noted child psychologist Nigel Chamberlain remarked "is this a (censored) serious question?"

Monday, July 7, 2008

Trees? Screw Trees!

What's wrong with California, let me count the ways. . .

I can't imagine how conservative Californians put up with this crap. A global warming sticker on every new car? What's the point? To ostracize people who drive what they want and are willing to pay for it?

Now, I've got no problem with recycling, cleaning up our messes, and common sense. "Don't empty your septic tank into the stream." "Hey, don't throw away that can brother, recycle it." "Hey man, don't build your campfire at the base of that redwood." "Bro, you should stop strangling condors for fun," etc. etc. Blah, blah, blah. But you couldn't just peacefully try and persuade us through rational discussion. You had to become hysterical and begin imposing your beliefs on the rest of us. You know what? Fine.

I'm moving to California and I want the car that puts out the most pollution. If one is the worst rating, give me a zero. In fact I'm going to drive down the street towing a trailer full of burning tires, and you know what? You environmentalists drove me to it. I wouldn't provoke you if you hadn't messed with me, but now its on. I'm going to drive around in a tank that burns pure crude oil in the most inefficient manner possible. I don't care how much it costs. I'm going to drive down the road spraying aerosol cans out the window. I'm not going to brake for animals, in fact, I'm planning on dumping crude oil on any wild animal I can find. I'm not even going to turn my car off, I'm just going to let it idle all night while I sleep with all the lights on and the refrigerator door open. I want a carbon footprint bigger than Al Gore's. Trees? Screw trees. I'm cutting em down for no discernible reason. Does that make me a monster? Maybe, but remember you created me. I'm mad as hell and I'm not taking it anymore.

On second thought, nah. A transgender, antiwar protester from San Francisco would probably follow me home and strangle me with his/her fabulous new neckerchief.

Guy Fawkes, Where Art Thou?

Britain's death spiral seems to become more pronounced with each passing day. Now a British government sponsored organization has declared that kids who don't like foreign foods are displaying early signs of racism. . . . Seriously. . . . WTF?

I wonder if anyone could have imagined in 1908 when Britain sat astride the world with the greatest Empire the Earth had ever seen, that in a mere century they'd be calling their toddlers racists if they didn't like Thai? This is why I'm generally in favor of less rather than more government. Its usually run by idiot bureaucrats who not only have the gall to tell you how to raise your kids, they call them little racists who need to have that "white guilt" instilled in them extra early.

I don't understand how the entire population isn't up in arms at the daily outrages that come out of those islands. All of Western Civilization seems complacent to go silently into the trash heap of history.

Ich Bin Ein Conceited Collectivist

Obama may be planning to speak in Berlin. I can already hear the media: "JFK! JFK! He's just like JFK!" Except that he's not. JFK was tough on foreign policy, queasy about Civil Rights, and cut taxes. Sound much like Obama? It won't matter to the media.

There's this bizzar myth about who JFK was that liberals have used to turn him into this statist martyr who would have built the perfect socialist society if only he'd lived. Now they've attached this to Obama. JFK reborn, the messiah back from the grave. Obama for his part seems to be playing right along. I don't know if he's being pragmatic or just incredibly pretentious and arrogant, probably a combination of both.

JFK was certainly no conservative, but he's definitely not Obama. We all - Mr. Obama included - would do well to remember that.

Nag, Britannia!

Britain is now telling its citizens not to buy food in bulk and to be sure and clean their plates. Given all the talk you generally hear about "keeping the government out of the bedroom", I'm puzzled that I don't hear those same types going on about "keeping the government out of our kitchens". Its sad to see what was such a wonderful country that civilized a fourth of the world reduced not just to a nanny state, but to a nag as well.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I Think Baby Pandas Cause Global Warming

A new submission for the Warmlist.

Someday, in the next Dark Age, some monk in Scranton will be studying the fall of our Civilization, and he'll say to himself, "Those Assholes had flat screens and thought it was a problem?"

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Obama and the "F" Word

Jeffry Lord has penned the most succinct description of the Totalitarianism Obama represents that I have thus far read:

"To start there would be no more driving SUVs. No more Rush. For God's sake absolutely no driving your SUV while listening to Rush. No more eating whatever you want. Definitely no keeping your home as warm or as cool as you prefer. No capital gains cuts because they are unfair. Your guns will be banned. And if you have a different opinion on global warming? All those lofty supporters of rights for terrorists are going to strip every oil executive in America of theirs in a heartbeat, live and in living color.

Is anyone paying attention here? Today the targets are talk radio, oil, SUVs, or guns or debates on global warming and so on. But what about tomorrow and the day after that and the day and years after that? What freedoms will next be targeted with that deadliest trademark of an Obamalander -- moral superiority? What do we have when the sole purpose of the government as run by the chilling principles of Obamaland is to "use the political process" to remove freedoms large and small one by one by one?

Someone needs to speak it plainly.

The word is fascism."

Do I truly have to seriously contemplate voting for John McCain?

Workers of the World Unite to Save the Planet!

Great column by Bret Stephens in yesterday's Wall Street Journal that hits on a point I've been making here:

"The first (reason for an irrational belief in global warming) is as a vehicle of ideological convenience. Socialism may have failed as an economic theory, but global warming alarmism, with its dire warnings about the consequences of industry and consumerism, is equally a rebuke to capitalism. Take just about any other discredited leftist nostrum of yore – population control, higher taxes, a vast new regulatory regime, global economic redistribution, an enhanced role for the United Nations – and global warming provides a justification."

This is why I call them "Global Warmists". Its ideology, not science.

How Much Does Janeane Garofalo Make?

Rush is reportedly signed through 2016 for 400 million dollars

Its the small little things that piss liberals off that get me through the day.

War of the Warm World

Want to know how all the global warming pseudoscience is already hurting ordinary Americans?

I don't understand why insurance companies are being criticized, when you manufacture a fake crisis, people are going to react.