Friday, September 25, 2009

Back with a vengeance

My bad on neglecting the blog for so long. The last week or two have been crazy at work, and I feel like I haven't had a chance to catch up with blogging at home. So let's catch up. This is going to be long, but I'll try to make it worth it...

Of course you want to bailout newspapers. If I could use other people's money to support people who made propaganda for me and kissed my butt at every turn, I'd want to do it, too. Which reminds me, there was a solid two week period in high school where girls were always asking me to go to their basketball games, calling me, and baking me cookies and taking them to school to give to me. This brings to mind two questions: 1) What could I have gotten if I could have subsidized them with some other kid's lunch money? and 2) Why didn't I enjoy high school more?

Remember the good ol' days when Iraq was simply the wrong war, and we needed to pay more attention to Afghanistan? Apparently neither do liberals. I haven't quite been around for three decades, so my experience in American history is pretty limited, but here's what I've gathered so far about Democrats: 1) If a Democrat starts a war or "military operation," it was the right call, if a Republican does it, it's unnecessary at best. 2) They're not always against starting fights, but they're apparently against winning any of them.

Either the numbers are down because we're making that many of them citizens, or you know the economy's screwed when they quit coming. I could make a joke with either premise, I just don't know which one it is.

I'm starting to feel like the posters in the Post Office should start showing the person's position within ACORN, Congress, or the Obama Administration. Also, Reuters covered this story. You know how bad something has to be for Reuters to link anything to Bam? And then there's this. Surely this just a misunderstanding, I mean, it's not like there's a pattern of this sort of thing or anything. Cause if the first one's true, and the second one's true, then that means this could be true, and this just can't possibly be.

So, what you're saying is, Barry's mistaken? I just want to clarify that he's not a liar, he just doesn't know what the hell he's talking about? Is that about where we're at? (And now Google's reporting this stuff. Not a fun September for the ol' Bamster. No wonder he wants to bail out newspapers. Everyone else is slowly beginning to drop the piss bucket.)

I knew these guys were a pain in the butt, but this is getting ridiculous. My first response is to christen the Guano Loco online store with a shirt that says, "Keep the government out of our bung!" or "Our bodies, our bung, our business!". I think I'd be willing to make a concession to these guys: I'm willing to quit using toilet paper if they're willing to wash my butt for me. Seems like a fair trade. If that won't work, then I'll invite them to say hello to my little friend:

And that brings us to today. Muslim leaders have called over 50,000 observant Muslims to D.C. today for a day of Jummah (Friday congregational prayer). Their website declares "Our time has come!" And since government officials continually promote Islam while trying to sweep Christianity under the rug, and Barry continues to promote Islam (America's not a Christian nation, America's one of the world's biggest Muslim nations, etc, etc), it's easy to see how they get that idea. Personally, I'm all about freedom of religion, but after this happened in Texas and this more recently happened in Ohio, I'm not too keen on this idea. (Hat tip to Wallbuilders for getting the word out.)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

P.S. Your pants are on fire

Disclaimer: I'm not condoning Joe Wilson's fame making moment. I'm a believer in having decorum in such situations. I don't disagree with his assessment, it just wasn't the time or the place.

A better alternative would have been for Republicans to stand up silently and walk out. That would have been awesome. But alas.

I did not watch the speech last night. I have over 100 channels, at least 80 of which didn't feature the Obama Show (was this one a repeat?). I went for one of the other 80. I would've watched them auction Richard Simmons collectible plates on HSN before I watched that crap. But I digress.

Two observations after last night:
1. I'm continually amazed by the capacity for outrage and short memories everyone else seems to have. I have neither. I'm almost envious.

2. My favorite moment of the outburst were the expressions by Pelosi and ChiaBiden. Heck, with that much plastic, who knew Pelosi could show expressions? But the looks on their faces reminded me of a scene from Animal House.

"He can't say that about a president! Only we can say that about a president!"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Stay in school, or, the ol' switcheroo

I wanted to weigh in on Obama's speech to school kids today. I'm not sure I'll break any new ground here, but I've been stewing on this since I first heard about it so here we go:

I was with a lot of people: this thing reeked of indoctrination. I'm sure that the initial draft of the speech differed incredibly from what they put out after the crap hit the fan. There's a big difference from writing essays on how to help Obama and assignments on reading his biography, and getting a 15 minute stay in school message.

Of course the left is in a tizzy over conservative reaction to this. They'd never think of having a problem with a president addressing students.

A Baldwin hit the nail on the head. The final product's good, it's the curriculum with it that still bothers me.

A friend---well, an acquaintance, really---linked to this on his Facebook. Of course, the premise of his linking to this was to say that the brouhaha over this whole thing was unmerited and was because of prejudice. Before I get to link, a couple of lessons: 1) If the problem is we're prejudiced, what about what libs did to Bush 41 when he addressed students? I mean, they're all harmony and rainbows and are never mean to anybody on any basis, so how do you explain that one? 2) You're right, my problem isn't with indoctrinating students, my problem is I'm judging Obama on completely surface levels. You figured it out, congratulations. But on to the link.

Now, before dissecting this any, a note about Piper: he's a theologian, and a lot of Southern Baptists love him. You would think, then, that he's a conservative. I have no idea what his political leanings are. I'll warn you that if you start diving into his sermons or works that your head will explode, but that's another story for another time. I'm linking to this because I feel he's broken down the message well, not because I agree with what he's said about the whole ordeal.

Let's ignore the blatant hypocrisy in Obama saying any of this and just get right down to it: this is very conservative in nature. He's basically told students to work hard and be responsible, and that their background isn't an excuse for causing trouble, and that it's okay to fail as long as you keep working. He just told kids that they're responsible for their work and to work hard! Your background doesn't determine your circumstances!

Hello, lefties, quit being pissed at us and start railing on this guy for promoting garbage you don't believe in!