August 26, 2009

Why I won't mourn

So Massachusetts Senator Edward M Kennedy passed-away last night at the age of 77, losing his long battle with brain cancer, and I gather that the polite thing to feel is grief and the polite thing to do is to mourn.

But I don't, and I won't.

Look, I'm not happy he's dead - so don't get that idea.  I'm sorry for his family's loss, and I hope they will find Peace with it.  I'm sorry when anyone dies; but as a Catholic (like, ahem, the late Senator) I know that death is an inevitable part of life and that it is a Beginning, rather than an End.

But the guy hasn't even been dead 24-hours yet and the cries of "SAINT TEDDY!!!!" are already starting to make me sick.
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August 18, 2009

Here's an entry for "Easiest Job EVAH!"

How about, writing the ad campaigns for the 2010 Republican challenger to US Representative Eric Massa (Commie-NY).

I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.


And it's on video, too!  Sheesh, where do I apply?

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August 14, 2009

Consumer spending is 70-percent of the economy.

And the consumer evidently thinks the economy sucks.

Ticker-Guy sums it up with one appropriate word: Awful.

So how's that "Green Shoots" based recovery working out for 'ya?

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August 13, 2009

More Economy FAIL!

Hey, remember last week?  All those reports about those rosy figures on unemployment and the economy?  And every O-bot, Democrat and member of the MSM (but I repeat myself, of course) screaming to the high heaven how "The Recession is Over" and the Teleprompter Messiah has saved us?

And all the folks at CNBC buying into the "Green Shoots" jive with even more vigor.

Yeah, good times, those.  Good... Times...

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week and retail sales disappointed in July. The latest government reports reinforced concerns about how quickly consumers will be able to contribute to a broad economic recovery.


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August 10, 2009

Dilemma of the day

Do I believe my own lying eyes and ears?  Or do I believe Boston Globe-Democrat lib-tard columnist Joan Vennochi?

Team Obama can spend August complaining about right-wing distortion of their healthcare agenda. Or, they can figure out how to tell their truth: Revamping healthcare is not an evil socialist plot to take away American rights. It’s a patriotic movement to guarantee them.

Socialism - it's the new Patriotism.

Oh, and their truth?  That's precious, Joan.  Simply precious.

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August 07, 2009

Don't worry, I've already reported myself to ratfink@whorehouse.gov

You know, I consider myself to be just about the farthest thing from a radical that exists.  My former, spectacularly undistinguished career wearing Our Nation's Uniform notwithstanding, I'm really a rather inherently non-violent person; an Opus Dei Catholic and all that, who has been known to almost wreck his car to avoid hitting a chipmunk in the road, and such.

And I'm pretty darn sure everyone who knows me personally would agree.

Yet after reading stuff like this, in the context of this and this, I find myself with visions of sharpening pitchforks, cleaning shotguns and mixing Molotov cocktails constantly dancing through my head lately.  And I'm finding that my long-stored Army field manuals are becoming a pretty good read - for the first time, in many cases.

And if that's the case, I can only wonder what's going through the minds of my fellow morons who may be a bit less - ahem - subtle in their preferred approach to solving political problems.

Methinks none of this will end well.  At all.

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August 06, 2009

So, how does Mr. Post-Partisan handle a little political opposition?

Why, by sending-in those famously restrained practitioners of reasoned debate - the Unions.

Ah, the spontaneity of it all.  Chicago deep-dish style, of course.

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Irony so delicious you can taste it.

The word you're looking for is, projection.

So just to sum up, Obama enlists the aid of a small group of liberal bloggers in the health care fight, and then those same bloggers write posts echoing White House and DNC talking points -- and in the very process of doing that, accuse their political opponents of astroturfing!


It would be hilarious if we weren't talking about the Cubanization of our health care system.

H/T

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August 05, 2009

The file labeled "I guess dissent is no longer patriotic" is getting kinda full

Brilliant strategy, this.

I guess the days of “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” are officially over now that The Won as won.

Hypocrisy - thy name is Democrat.

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August 03, 2009

But I'm sure they'll make it up in volume.

Sure they will.

The recession is starving the government of tax revenue, just as the president and Congress are piling a major expansion of health care and other programs on the nation's plate and struggling to find money to pay the tab.

The numbers could hardly be more stark: Tax receipts are on pace to drop 18 percent this year, the biggest single-year decline since the Great Depression, while the federal deficit balloons to a record $1.8 trillion.

Anyone think the deficit will be only $1.8T?  And do you really think the ChiComs will continue our credit-binge if the deficit breaks, say, the $2T mark?

Because I sure as shit don't.

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