In Saturday’s RGJ, one of the contributing columnists wrote a piece so absurd, so hyperbolic, that there are only two possibilities: That the writer is mentally ill, or that he is a Republican impersonating a liberal in order to discredit the Left. For sheer comic value, it must be examined in detail.
Entries from January 2009
January 26th, 2009 · Comments Off
January 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment
On Friday, President Obama predictably re-opened the funding sluice to abortions overseas. Leaving aside the propriety of the federal government paying for abortions at all, much less people in foreign countries getting abortions, especially at a time when we don’t exactly have the extra ducats to throw around, Obama’s statement about the decision bothered me [...]
January 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments
Yeah – I’m talking to you, Guy Who Rammed His Car Into the Planned Parenthood Clinic. Good work. You just helped make sure your cause is stunted for about another decade. If you think the unborn are lives worth saving as I do, you just did your part to ensure a lot more of them [...]
January 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment
Maybe it’s just because I just finished reading the original, but this spoof on Homer’s Odyssey from Iowahawk (via Big Hollywood) is one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time. But Obamacles was only momentarily dissuaded from his task, for he knew the people of Demos longed to return to the White [...]
January 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off
On Deaf Ears investigates a shop dedicated to Obama paraphernalia. Welcome to Austin–People’s Republic Of. A city where Obama-mania has run so amok, there is an entire store devoted to selling Obama merchandise, open until Inauguration Day. Did you think it stopped with commemorative plates? By no means, my naïve friend. By no means. What [...]
January 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments
Instapundit posted a video of Jon Stewart making fun of Obama’s inagural address as sounding very Bushian. It’s quite funny, and I have to say I’m glad to see Stewart getting the jabs in early. I worry seriously about the Presidency becoming a worshiped personality cult, and a little cynical humor goes a long way [...]
January 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
First, The Good.
January 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments
Whoa – not in this country. First there are the unsettling Obama/dictator posters. Then came the media slobbering love fest. And now we have a video of a bunch of celebrities literally making public pledges to be Barack Obama’s “servant”. The Obama love-fest keeps getting creepier.
January 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment
No, it’s not a reelection cheer. It’s the countdown to certain DOOOOOOOM!!!!
January 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments
This morning in the Reno Gazette-Journal there was a front page story about a roundup the feral horses that roam the BLM land around Nevada. Some people call them wild, which I suppose the are in the same sense that the mangy cats who roam back alleys looking for sewer rats “roam wild and free.” [...]
January 17th, 2009 · Comments Off
The other day a friend of mine sent me an article from my home town paper in Rapid City, SD, reporting that my once top-notch high school debate program has atrophied and faces the very real possibility of being cut: It’s been a rough decade for the Stevens High School debate team. They’ve had seven [...]
January 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment
I’ve always said that people who think global warming is the existential threat its proponents claim it is should go all in. They should ban Christmas lights, street lights, impose blackout-like energy curfews, enforce limits on home sizes, etc. We could go back to WWII style gas ration cards, and ban unecessary road trips. People [...]
January 13th, 2009 · 17 Comments
Today Obama went to a dinner party at George Will’s house, along with conservative writers Bill Kristol and David Brooks. I have to give all involved a lot of credit, and how much would I have given to have been a fly on that wall! The one thing you can take to the bank, though, [...]
January 10th, 2009 · Comments Off
The Reno Gazette Journal had an article yesterday about a handful of hippies who continue to agitate for “peace.” By “peace” they mean for us to leave Iraq, Afghanistan, and rid ourselves of the military-industrial complex. Apparently they want to remind Harry Reid and Barack Obama that Obama’s election was a mandate for college-know-it-all hippidom, [...]
January 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Andrew Breitbart launched an awesome new blog today, a clearinghouse of Hollywood Conservatives blogging together in a site called “Big Hollywood.” In my mind, this is a critical step in the rebirth of real conservatism in America. I’m linking to it, and will check it often. One of the big differences between conservatives and libertarians, [...]
January 5th, 2009 · Comments Off
This guy was just trying to help all of his fellow ice fisherman get to their shacks. The fact that he had a shack on the same Minnesota lake had nothing to do with it. Personally, I think he should sue the oil companies for their role in global warming, without which the ice surely [...]
January 3rd, 2009 · 4 Comments
One week. That’s all the House of Representatives might have to read, discuss, debate, and vote on a bill that will spend an estimated three quarters of a trillion dollars. (And that’s before President Elect Obama has his input, which I somehow doubt will lower that number.) One week to vet the spending of $2,500 [...]
January 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off
While reading this article about how the Democrats want to pass a $1 Trillion “rescue” bill in less than a week, I noticed this little paragraph that grated on my brain like fingernails on a chalkboard: With an ongoing recount in Minnesota’s Senate race and the process for replacing Obama in the chamber still uncertain, [...]
January 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments
It’s easy. The fact Roland Burris accepted the nomination proves it.