It can be discouraging to look around at who's running the show these days and wonder "Where have all
the grown-ups gone?"
Take heart. There are still some people who are not drinking the Kool-aid. Here's where to find them. I would
suggest going down this list every day and printing off the most recent articles you haven't read to read over
Michelle Malkin is a feisty conservative bastion. You loved her book "Unhinged" and you can read her columns here. Ann Coulter
Ann posts her new column every Thursday, or you can browse her past columns. George Will
What can you say? It's George Will. Read it.
posts every Friday. Just a good, smart conservative columnist.
If you want someone who gets it just as right, but is easier to read, try
who just posts at random times.
Jonah Goldberg seldom
David Limbaugh carries on the family tradition.
If you have to read the news, I recommend
The Nose on Your Face, news so fake you'd swear it came from the Mainstream Media.
HT to Sid for the link.
Or there's always
The Onion. (For the benefit of you Obama Supporters,
it's a spoof.)
Or just follow the links above and to the right of this section (you can't have read all my archived articles
already). If you have read all my articles (you need to get out more) go to my
I'm Not Falling For It section.
Above all, try to stay calm. Eventually I may post something again.
The Litter-ature novel is here. I should probably update it one of these days . . .
Okay, so Apple fixed the really annoying video pause and Safari search glitches (that they introduced with the last upgrade).
But why do they have to break things that are working just fine?
The first thing I noticed is that they broke Siri. Most of the time the Raise to Speak function doesn't even work now.
And when it does work, it drops off the first two or three words that you say. I'm going to start saying
"Wake up, Siri . . . " then recording my message from now on.
I mean, I understand, that's an amazing technology and it's got to be incredibly complicated to get working right. But it was working before the "upgrade."
Then you're so happy that you can finally click on "search" again and have it search, that it takes awhile to notice that you can
no longer move the cursor or select words int he search window. Want to change the search terms? Backspace over everything you
have in there, even if the word you want to change is the first of seven words you typed in.
My opinion of upgrades remains intact.
Protecting their investment
Jonah Goldberg said it best: the media are protecting their investment. They made themselves look so ridiculous last election, they have to try to polish that road apple into the gold trophy they described. (Please look up "road apple" so I don't have to put bad words into my blog.)
It's like what I said about Chris Matthews and his ilk and their pathetic hero worship of the man. They have a lot hanging on him. You really have to feel sorry for their pathetic condition. Can you imagine hanging your hopes and your self-esteem on someone who's proven himself as inept as Obama?
And it is just for them. They are trying to sway an election, but it's not like anything they say or hide is going to make a dime's bit of difference.
Nothing that the man can do will change a single vote. If you're stupid enough to vote for someone as astonishingly incompetent as Barack Obama, that's an absolute. It's not a continuum or a step function, where you say "Okay, but if he gets one more ambassador killed . . ."
If you are voting for Barack Obama after four years of watching him screw the pooch, you don't give a --- that he's incompetent.
Chris Matthews is mentally ill. I feel bad bashing the man. He just needs some really expensive help.
Harry Reid is mentally ill, also. How come I don't care about bashing that worthless pile of crap?
Have we really entered this era in America? Harry Reid accuses Romney of not paying taxes, then says he has the burden to prove his innocence.
That had to be just a Phil Hendrie moment. It had to be just a testing to see at what point will you finally say We do not live in this kind of a country!"
I can play that game. I heard Harry Reid poisoned his mother-in-law and stole her jewelry to buy drugs! Throw him in prison until he can prove that he didn’t!
Thinkers, stinkers, and linkers.
They say there are three kinds of bloggers: Thinkers, stinkers, and linkers. I've been each of those at some point. Today I'm a linker. Too tired to do anything else.
The other day I printed off a stack of articles to read. That reminded me of why I don't do that anymore. All but one of them hit it out of the park.
I cheered when I read this. She nails it! " . . . , applying Democrat-themed meanings for the specific purpose of cowing Republicans into silence and submission."
She has the guts to tell the truth--that democrats use any criticism of Obama to cry racism, but they voted for him specifically because he's black. Exactly. Eggs-freaking-zactly! It's like I said, if the only reason I can dislike him is because he's black, that's the only reason you can like him. If our differing politics can't play one way, they can't the other.
Okay, I know I said I was playing linker, but I'm sorry, I'm going to go all thinker on you for a second. I know that's more boring.
This ties into the concept of trading on a truism to sell a counterfeit. Societal pressure is a valid way to regulate behavior. When guys start flirting with the line on Facebook you push them back from the plate with "Okay, now you're getting creepy." No one wants to be labeled creepy, so they back off (or they don't, and then you know). But as human beings we pass signals about what behavior is acceptable and what's not. We ostracize the creepy ones and others that are dangerous to our society.
We've done that with racism. You know that it's unacceptable and if you go there you'll pay the social price. That's how we get along. That's how society works.
That's why it's so heinous that democrats have abused that (and other concepts). They take the inviolable ones and reduce them to jokes. That's why it's so heinous--because it targets the most sacred concepts.
When you want to get out of work you use grandmother's death, 'cause that's too dramatic to question. But when she comes to take you to lunch next week . . .
It's the rape hoax. When you cry wolf/rape you damage the call--you weaken it and reduce it.
The point was that sending signals about behavior is a valid thing and a good thing, and that's why it's functionally useful for democrats to counterfeit and abuse it. I warned you it was going to be boring.
We chatted about this. You want to talk about blasphemy? It's Obama using the words "Freedom of Speech" to promote his tyranny. If that didn't disgust you, you need smelling salts. This is the man who's supporting a resolution to make criticizing Mohammed a crime.
Just read the article. Seriously, people, you don't realize how tenuous our situation is. It's time to wake up.
The White House lied about the Churchill bust and Krauthammer exposed them. So bizarre that they lie about things that are so easily proven. Just goes back to their attitude that they are God and can't be questioned.
The article contains links to all the relevant articles it refers to. Check them out, too.
My favorite line "If you're going to call someone a liar -- especially someone who is much smarter than you'll ever hope to be -- you'd better have the goods . . . Keep this episode in mind next time someone connected to the Obama operation stomps his or her feet and emphatically insists that something is "100 percent false." Their devotion to facts is lukewarm, to be kind."
This guy summed up my feelings with his first line: "Normally I don't give a rip about the "I know something you don't know about Obama" story . . ." But it turns out to be a pretty good read. Why is Obama being so anal about his college records? Especially while he screaming about his own voyeuristic tendencies regarding Romney's tax returns.
I came in on Part III,
where he talks about Obama's puzzling habit of bowing at the waist to foreign leaders and tries to sort that out. He
comes up with the same sort of explanation Dinesh D'Souza does. Then he echoes what I say--it doesn't matter where
Obama was born or who his parents are, being an American is something deeper than that.
" . . . so much of what he has done seems foreign to American ideals, traditions and interests. But birth tells us
nothing about loyalty . . . Those who have questioned whether Barack Obama is really a citizen of the United States
have missed the larger question: Whether he considers himself a citizen of the world.
Think about this remarkable statement by Obama during the 2008 campaign: "We can't drive our
SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just
expect that every other country is going to say, 'OK.'" . . . Are Americans supposed to let foreigners tell them how
to live their lives? . . . How has Obama gotten away with so many things that are foreign to American beliefs and
traditions? Partly it is because of a quiescent media, sharing many of his ideological views and/or focused on the
symbolism of his being 'the first black President.'
"The role of a confidence man is not to convince skeptics, but to help the gullible believe what they want to believe.
Most of what Barack Obama says sounds very persuasive if you don't know the facts -- and often sounds like sheer
nonsense if you do. But he is not trying to convince skeptics, nor worried about looking ridiculous to informed
people who won't vote for him anyway."
The title indicates what you're going to read here. It goes over the astonishing failure of the Obama
administration in regard to the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Stevens, then the coverup that
Obama and the media are engaged in.
Follow up on some of the links there. It gives fascinating insight into how the State Dept. and the Obama administration
view the American public.
You know the drill. Every Thursday morning you read Ann Coulter's column. In this particular one she exposes the way democrats have flipped history around to try to paint us as racists when they have always been and continue to be the party of racism.
It's particularly entertaining given the tiff Whoopi Goldberg got into with her. It really annoys Whoopi and her ilk when people have the temerity to use facts, instead of just buying the bombast the left is dishing out to sell their lies.
You know she's right (in every sense of the word) when the racists on the left are telling her to shut up. Well, you already knew it.
And Finally . . .
Is it my imagination, or does he look kinda' like Bill Cosby in that one?
Don't fall for it!
You are listening to the president's speech at the UN. You are horrified and disgusted.
He caused the death of our ambassador and the destruction of our embassy, and now he's blaming it on a video
that nobody saw. Then he has the gall to pretend to defend Free Speech, this after supporting a resolution to make
it a crime to criticize Mohammed. Oh, and isn't it quite a coincidence that the maker of the video was arrested?
True to form, he makes it all about himself. "I--the President, the Commander in Chief--I have to accept that
people say horrible, awful, ugly things about me every day." Can you believe it? Me!
You are disgusted and repulsed by the man.
All of a sudden you pause, "Omigosh! It's just like Bill Clinton said. I do feel an intense antipathy toward this guy."
You resolve right there and then to not say--nay, not even think bad things about Barack Obama.
Don't. You. Dare.
Don't you freaking dare. Don't you fall for their nefarious trap.
What? He gets to be evil but you're the bad guy for not liking that?
This is the same old thing. They want to silence you. They want to be as vile as humanly possible, but you are not
allowed to say anything about it. Anger, repulsion, and disgust is the appropriate response to the actions of Barack Obama.
This is a "man" who thinks that the proper response to having our embassies attacked is to sit cross legged like a
little girl and yuck it up with a bunch of gossipy bitches. This is a little putz who thinks he gets to talk like
George Washington, but act like Joseph Stalin.
Don't you dare quit holding his feet to the fire! Don't you freaking dare. If he is so offended by being called evil,
maybe he should consider not being evil.
You remember Julia Roberts in the film "Pretty Woman." She played a whore . . . wait, I think that's the proper term,
isn't it? I think that a woman who has sex with men she has no feelings for is called a whore, right? Yes, I'm quite
sure that's the word. Anyway, Julia Roberts played a whore in that movie.
At one point she told Richard Gere's character "You treated me like a whore!"
The audience was supposed to gasp and think how awful Richard Gere's character was.
Here's a suggestion: if you don't like being called a whore, maybe you should check out other professions. (Oh, but not law.)
That is the democrats. They bristle at being called whores, and try to silence anyone who dares call them that, but they
won't for a second consider not sleeping around.
You know the deal: the message that the muslims are trying to send is that if you criticize Islam, you die. This is a message
that the Obama administration is not repudiating.
In fact, he's supporting it. A real President would say "I don't care why you attacked our embassy. You did, and now we
are going to kill you." That's what happens when you attack the United States. We die for criticizing your religion?
Well, you die for attacking us. How's that, you prehistoric troglodytes?
That's what a real leader would say. Obama, on the other hands, is saying "Hey, we are disgusted by the video, too. I get it. I see you, man."
Oh, but I said he's supporting it. He is. Tacit approval is bad enough, but it goes well beyond that. You've heard about the global resolution
that the Obama administration supports to make it criminal to criticize Islam. Yep. If Obama has his way, Free Speech will be a crime.
You shouldn't be surprised. When Obama destroys America and you criticize him for it, then Bill Clinton (pardon my language) says you are
the hater, that's the exact same thing as cutting off people's heads to prevent other people from saying bad things about Mohammed.
The tactics are slightly different, but the strategy is exactly the same.
Phoning it in
So the Middle East is on fire. Netanyahu wants to meet with the President of the United States-- or the closest thing we have at the moment. But
Obama is too busy going on The View and David Letterman.
For some reason Americans don't think that's right.
So Juan Williams says "Come on, guys! We have telephones now, that's just as good as meeting in person."
He's sitting at a table with other members in a panel--sitting on a panel with other people--sitting in the same room talking to other people,
and trying to convince them that a phone call is just as good.
If I were in charge, the next week Krauthammer and the others would be sitting at the table, but Williams would be missing. You play the
clip of him saying that a phone call is just as good, then explain that he will be joining the panel via phone from now on.
If it's good enough for Netanyahu, why shouldn't it be good enough for Juan Williams?
it's amazing how stupid these people are willing to make themselves look to try to keep the President from looking as stupid as he is.
But . . . but . . . they didn't win . . .
By now you've seen the clip of the Green Bay/Seattle game. The Packers won the game, but the officials gave it to Seattle.
Kinda' reminds you of Al Franken, doesn't it?
Al Franken is the democrat who lost the election, but went to the Senate anyway.
That game was very timely--it's a great metaphor. You watched Green Bay catch the ball. But Seattle walked out with the win.
Romney and Obama are very close in the polls (I know, it sounds crazy that someone as incompetent as Obama could be polling close to anybody.
A sun-baked ground hog flattened in the middle of the highway could do a better job as President than this imbecile, but I've explained why he's
holding his own). If we are lucky we could get a few percent more votes than Obama does.
But if we win this race by two or three percent, we lose. The Democrats have that margin covered by vote fraud.
We have to win by about 5 or 6% to get that 1% margin of victory.
Just ask Norm Coleman.
In the land of the blind . . .
This is how crazy it is. You know the crowd is insane when Bill Clinton (pardon my language) is the most reasonable voice in the crowd.
Obama is saying "I know you're upset about the video, we are, too."
Clinton said . . . actually he said he was disgusted about the video, too. But he added:
. . . you can't react every time you're insulted . . . You cannot live in a shame-based world. You won't make it in the 21st century.
There's too much diversity. There's too much stuff goin' on the internet. You gotta be able to say, if you believe in Islam, that, 'I
believe in a god and a prophet strong enough to withstand the criticisms of petty, narrow-minded, mean-spirited people.'
The rich thing is, he's not smart enough to see the irony. Clinton's calling muslims out on committing violence to prevent criticism,
while he uses the same strategy but different tactics to deter any criticism of democrats.
I'm being censored!
I hop on my blog to check on something, and I notice that the latest post is two weeks ago. I figure someone's got to be deleting my posts. I couldn't be leaving the planet without my wisdomosity for weeks at a time, could I?
I know I'm a big shot now--the Despocratic National Committee is trying to silence me.
Paul Begala and I can't think of one single other explanation that makes any sense . . .
At sixty days before the election I figured I'd post sixty days' worth of sixty reasons to not vote for Barack Obama. Then I blew it off, but that was all right, 'cause 50 reasons was a better number. Now we have forty-something . . .
Even with sixty days, I recognized the futility. Why? You already get it. Anyone who doesn't is too stupid (or evil) to ever be convinced.
Nothing on that extensive and growing list of why we need someone from the grownups table makes the slightest difference. Not one single person who is planning to vote for Obama could possibly hear anything that would change his mind. Anyone planning to make that ridiculous move is basing it on something other than the man's character or ability to do the job. Barack Obama could be caught on live video covered in cocaine beating a hooker to death with a stack of pirated DVDs, and not one single Obama supporter would change his vote.
The other problem is that every day we get at least one new reason. The man has racked up over 1,343 reasons to not vote for him.
But, the organizer in you is saying "Sure, every day he adds another deed to the list, but they all fall under the same few categories."
You know, you're absolutely right!
All the stupid things he does that make you say "Seriously? Anyone is still going to vote for the man?" can all be grouped into
1) He's a childish twit, in way over his head.
The latest dealings in the Middle East have proved that to anyone who didn't . . . actually . . . I revert back to my earlier statement. If you didn't know he was an idiot before, the astonishing incompetence he's displayed with the situation in Syria hasn't taught you a thing.
In response to attacks on our embassy, he . . . apologizes? What a pantywaist beta male. But just what you'd expect from a man who bows to foreign leaders. Then he blames it on a stupid video. But the utter incompetence that got us there in the first place . . . starting with the very first move of his presidency--the Apology tour. Then he's been wrong on every single decision he's made over there. (see the Col. Klink story below)
Finally, right up to the events he just blew off the warnings (9/11? What's so special about a date on the calendar?).
Now he says he's certain it was an Al Quaeda attack, even though for the last two weeks he's been just as certain it was all over a video nobody's seen.
He's in so far over his head. The man is just a childish celebrity. In the middle of all of that he had time to meet with Beyonce and David Letterman, but not Benjamin Netanyahu.
Just beyond bewildering.
2) He's arrogant, narcissistic, and impossible to work with
You remember "I'm the president, you're not the president. I won, you lost. You can't speak. I'm the president." There is a plethora of books out there about his "leadership" style, which is to blow off all advice and refuse to work with anyone. And you remember "If you love me, you'll support this bill." How about giving the queen of England the gift every person would kill to have--an iPod loaded with his speeches?
Go ahead and assemble your own list of the top 1,000 things he's done to display his arrogance.
3) He has a fundamentally evil ideology.
He didn't think it was important to salute the flag. I figured that was a hit job, someone just snapped a picture before he got his hand over his heart. But watch the video. He spent the entire national anthem in a crotch clasp. Then . . . omigosh, my head is going to explode . . . then Axelrod explains it, "Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't." Seriously? Someone running for President of a nation figures showing respect to its symbols is optional?
First, he doesn't love America. Anyone who hasn't figured that one out raise your right front hoof. But how stupid do you have to be to not understand that the people you're trying to get to vote for you do?
Actually . . . getting into another topic . . . but the people who are bound and determined to vote for him don't care, and nothing he can possibly do will change their mind. So maybe he's not so stupid . . .
But he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism. I didn't say it, he did. He doesn't believe in capitalism. He can't fix the economy because he, first, doesn't understand economics (see point one--stupid) and, two, buys into a completely evil version of economics (evil) that specializes in destroying economies.
Seriously, my head is going to explode. That's another reason I can't post 50 days' worth of reasons not to vote for the moron.
He believes the role of NASA is to make Muslims feel good about themselves. Seriously, I thought that was one of those parody pieces "Obama wants to change the national anthem to something more pacific, like "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." You just can't make up fiction more bizarre than that man's reality.
He returned the Churchill bust. Makes no sense. Dinesh D'Souza has the best explanation for that bizarre move. What kind of American President can you be if you can't even figure out the good guys and the bad guys?
He hates Israel. If you knew nothing else about the man that would permanently disqualify him not matter what other brilliance he has (and he has none). There is no greater contrast than the spoiled child Barack Obama and the seasoned world leader Benjamin Netanyahu. And the way Obama has treated him . . .
I can't go on. Make up your own list.
There's a blurry line between all of these. Where does his childishness end and his arrogance begin? How about his arrogance and his evil ideology? I guess really you could coalesce it down to one . . . he's an arrogant child, in way over his head, with a fundamentally evil political philosophy.
No, I can't!
Did you catch the Univision interview? Wow.
In 2008 it was "Yes, we can!" As everyone is pointing out, do you notice how much he's saying "No, I can't" now?
The theme of his convention speech was that sure, okay, he was a miserable failure in his first term, but he can't fix a mess like he inherited. Not in just one term.
Uh . . . Reagan did it.
It really disgusts me to listen to the man. And by extension, I'm disgusted by anyone who could listen to him and say "He's exactly right!"
Go ahead, click on the link. It's a great article on Mormons' response to being bashed vs. muslims.
Count on it
You remember that episode of Hogan's Heroes where a bomb landed in the compound. Klink and Hogan went out to defuse it while everybody else hid in the barracks. Hogan got the cover open and took out his wire cutters. He asked Colonel Klink which wire to cut--the black one or the white one.
Klink hesitated, then said "The white one!"
Hogan cut the black wire and the bomb was defused.
After the commercial break they are wrapping up the episode in Klink's office. Klink asks "If you knew which wire it was, why did you ask me?"
Hogan says " I wasn't sure which was the right one, but I was certain you'd pick the wrong one."
When there's a decision to make on foreign policy, you can abso-freaking-lutely bet your posterior adipose tissue that he will make the wrong decision.
The populace is trying to overthrow the government of Iran? Leave 'em hanging. They're trying to overthrow the government of Lybia? Get rid of that government!
'Cause I know you clicked on the link above and read the article about how the media turned Obama's foreign policy screw-up into a Romney "gaffe."
Let's take a break
Better late than never . . .
Clint Eastwood's empty chair was pretty apt . . .
The tenuous testimony of a racist
Barack Obama doesn't have many supporters. No, he really doesn't. You don't often hear people say "He's only a man, but he's the best man for the job." They have to worship him; they speak of him in superlatives.
Why is that?
Racists like Chris Matthews and David Brooks have a lot riding on Obama. That's why they fight so hard to maintain a fantasy image of him.
My self-esteem doesn't hang on the color of the man I vote for. I'm not a racist, so my psyche can survive his being a waste of skin, even though he's a black man
Political leaders have supporters; and Barack Obama is not a political leader; he's a celebrity. He doesn't have supporters, he has adoring fans. No one says "I think Barack Obama is the man to lead this country."
They are more like "God prays to Barack Obama."
I once referred to Obama as a Halfrican. The person I was talking to said that was hateful. So I passed that test.
Obama is a halfrican. You say it's ugly to call him that. I say: He has absolutely nothing in common with the American black man.
Not in background or genealogy or culture or experience.
Obama stepped deep in it in the Middle East. He's completely lost. He is astonishingly inept at foreign policy. So when he got our
embassy destroyed and our ambassador killed, he blamed it on a video.
Then he had the guy who made it arrested. Welcome to Amerika.
This is how it works: Obama says you have free speech, as long as he approves of what you have to say.
I say bull puckey. Free Speech isn't intended to protect the popular viewpoints. Quite the opposite. That's what freedom is all about.
And that's what Obama doesn't understand (stupid) or intentionally manipulates (evil). You can't win a war when you aren't even allowed
to identify the enemy.
Okay, was that enough pre-ramble? 'Cause I'm fixing to talk about race. And it's forbidden . . . or verboten . . .
as the case may be.
What do you see?
This is a fact: Obama is President because he is black. Period.
We're racists because we recognize that. Here's the bizarre thing: We don't think of him as black.
When we see Obama, we see a socialist, a celebrity, a wet behind the ears spoiled child who is in way over his head. He's
incredibly unqualified to be President; that's what we see. But he got that job because enough idiots in America were so anxious
to crow about voting for a black man.
Democrats see him as black; we don't.
You know who else doesn't see Barack Obama as black?
Barack Obama sees himself as so superior to the "typical" (his word) black man. Those aren't people that he or Michelle would stoop
to associate with. He's got nothing in common with the working black man in American. He's a rich celebrity.
He's like OJ Simpson. The jury acquitted Simpson to poke The Man in the eye, never understanding that OJ was The Man. He wasn't one of
them. Not by any stretch.
So here's the deal: If liberals are going to bag on us for hating a black man, give us a black man and let's find out.
Oh, wait . . . Alan Keyes--who we supported in 1996--he is a black man. Who did they support in that contest?
Sorry, I had to wipe off my monitor where my head exploded. The democrats are so enlightened 'cause they voted for a "black"
man, but they don't want me to stray off the plantation and talk about it.
Did you see that?
In the middle of that last rant you should've had an image in your mind of me doing the Steve Martin back and forth incredulity shake.
Let's take another break
The judges would also accept "Better Late Than Never."
Interesting facts that Clinton left out of his convention speech
You can breathe a sigh of relief now. I struggled for an example of people abusing the system and wrecking it for everyone. I used peyote as an example; I talked about car dealers putting fake posts on feedback sites . . .
I've got the perfect manifestation of what I was talking about.
Public parks are for everyone to enjoy. They are open so you can come and go and walk around. They usually have curfews, but they don't have fences and gates to keep you out.
Well, they didn't used to.
That was before a bunch of reprobates took advantage of the fact that grown ups and non scum bags like their parks open.
Occupy organizers in other U.S. cities have also scattered to the winds in recent months. In Oakland, a metal fence surrounds the City Hall lawn that was the hub of protesters' infamous tear-gassed, riotous clashes with police. The encampment is gone, as are the thousands who ventured west to help repeatedly shut down one of the nation's largest ports.
So now they have ugly chain link fences around parks, like some third world country. Perfect example of having to change things because people are not responsible enough for freedom.
That was the perfect example of what I was talking about; having to make rules and take measures where they shouldn't be needed. Actually the thrift store that had to increase its prices to keep the resellers out was a really good example, too.
Here's the imperfect example.
Our stake had a fall event they called the "Stake Fair." I got tapped to come up with a booth. I set up a rubber band gun shooting gallery.
It was pretty informal. Everyone got a handful of rubber bands and when they got through the people waiting behind them got a turn.
Most of the kids were pretty good, but you can't design a system around most of the kids. If a hundred people pass your house in a day and only three of them are burglars, you still have to lock your doors.
One of the kids ran out of rubber bands, and he started tapping on the table with a finger like "Bartender . . . bartender! BARTENDER!!! Another one here!"
I felt like giving him a rubber band--right in the eye.
Another kid kept hogging the guns. I finally had to start physically taking it from him and giving it to other kids. But he kept coming back. The rope around the booth identified the limits--you stand on that side, we stand on this side--but it didn't physically stop a couple of kids from coming inside and helping themselves to guns and rubber bands.
So next year it's going to be more structured. Physical barriers, you get exactly ten rubber bands, then we open the rope to allow five and only five in at a time. And you get your hand stamped and don't get another turn unless no one else in line is without a stamped hand.
That's not a good example because more structured rules next year is actually a good thing. But you get the picture. I can't leave it informal and unstructured when there are people who will take advantage of that.
We chatted about the veiled flip-off, where you covertly slight someone so only they know they've been insulted.
You know that sometimes the covert flip-off happens accidentally, when a person is looking to be insulted. "Wow, I've got tons of work to do today." What are you saying with that 'tons' comment, that I'm fat?!
We chatted about the situation with Romney, where he doesn't even have to go to the bother, and the whack jobs think they've been affronted.
Well, the opposite of that is when you try to insult someone, and he's too clueless to know he's been flipped off.
That's what happened to Obama when Clinton kicked him in the nuts at the convention
Anybody see a dead horse around here?
Let's examine some links in our concepts encyclopedia. I know, it bores me, too. But we've gotta' do it.
What I'm talking about now ties into selling a counterfeit--trading on a true concept to sell a counterfeit of it.
I flapped my gums about how the "hater" concept is a variation of the covert flip-off. When you call someone on their wrongdoing, you become a "hater," and look worse than the guy who committed the offense. The person crying "hater!" is the person who covertly flips you off.
That, in turn, ties into immunity (you look bad if you call them on it, so it goes unchecked.) And it ties into the Clinton trick, which is a variation on immunity. The Clinton trick is that the crazier the thing you do is, the crazier the person looks that called you on it.
"Are you freaking insane? The President of the United States? Getting Lewinskies right in the Oval Office? You have lost all credibility, man."
You heard about the guy who goes to see a psychologist. The shrink shows the man an inkblot and the man says he sees a naked woman. In the second, the man sees breasts. In the third, he says he sees a woman's backside. In all of the inkblots, the man sees naked women.
The shrink tells him "You seem to have a preoccupation with sex." The man says, "Me? You're the one showing me the dirty pictures!"
Chris Matthews is a racist. He see racism wherever he looks. If you say "work," he sees racism. Welfare, Chicago, anger . . . you can't come up with a word that he can't make racist. Then he screams "You're the one with the naked pictures!"
I used to be miffed at the man. Then I found it entertaining. But here's the honest truth. Now I feel bad making fun of him. I honestly feel like making fun of him is like that bully at school who got off by tormenting the mentally handicapped kid.
Chris Matthews is mentally ill. The guy is not right, and it feels wrong to get entertainment out of that.
Sky Rocket brand gasoline
In your list of 1,000 reasons to not vote for The Amateur is the fact that he said he wants to bankrupt the conventiontial
energy sources. He said that the costs would necessarily "skyrocket" if he had his way.
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Is Way, Way Late Still Better than Never?
Is that horse still dead?
If you were to draw a chart of a lot of the concepts I'm messing with, like the ones that tie into the Covert Flip-off, you might find that these all have to be subsets of Truth vs. Counterfeit.
Truth is at the top of the chart. Then it branches out into Legitimate and Counterfeit, and Projection . . .
Lots of the tricks in my encyclopedia are just different ways to lie.
Done With that Part, Anyway
We still have a lot of work left to do today.
You know about democrats and their problem with projecting their flaws onto everyone else. The best way to know what evil a democrat is planning is to see what he's accusing you of.
So Obama and his little minions (like the despicable, heinous, reprehensible, disgusting filthy pile of human waste Harry Reid) are throwing everything they can at Romney trying to make something stick.
Then Obama (a member of the waste-of-skin club himself) says following the Republican convention "They're just throwing stuff out trying to make something stick."
In a speech to workers Joe Biden shouts "They think you are the problem!"
Oh? And then . . . oh, I'm waiting for you to say something --anything -- that supports that statement you just made.
Just makes *&%^ up out of thin air. Not once has Romney or any Republican ever said anything remotely like that or hinting that or that any sane person could construe as thinking that workers are the problem.
Wait! That's evidence that it's true! It's code!
Me thinks the lady . . .
Years ago, I took a group of cub scouts to a fire station. I thought they would have great fun looking at all
the shiny fire trucks. Instead, the head fireman guy ushered us into a classroom, set us all down, and talked for
about a half hour.
He told us about how he went to New York to help with the clean up after 9/11. After about 10 minutes of this,
any of the adult leaders who might have still been listening were busy trying to keep two dozen bored
eight-year-olds sitting still.
The thing he said that I most remember was when he wrapped it up. "But I'm not a hero, I'm not. Please,
don't think of me as a hero. I'm not a hero. I'm just a guy doing his duty."
There was someone in the room who thought the guy was a hero, but it wasn't any of the frustrated leaders or
fidgety Cub Scouts.
Thanks for clearing that up
Anyone who has spent more than three minutes on this blog knows that I have no patience for listening to
democrats spew their hate-filled lies. So you might be surprised to learn that I actually listened to quite a
bit of the Narcissist-in-Chief's speech last night
Here's the line that summed it up: "That last election wasn't about me--it wasn't."
Custer on Strategy
Wow. Hearing Barack Obama extol his foreign policy proficiency?
Wow. Just freaking wow.
Seriously. Barack Obama.
Holy crap . . .
New on Amazon
If Obama is dispensing advice on Foreign Policy, I'd hate to see what else might be lurking in the non-fiction section . . .
Rosie O'Donnell's Weight Loss Tips
Charlie Rangel's Comprehensive Guide to Tax Preparation
Respecting Womanhood, by Bill Clinton
Joe Biden's Secrets to Brilliant Public Speaking
Loving all Mankind, the Lost Memoirs of Adolf Hitler
Bulk Up Now, by Gandhi
Custer on Strategy
Hips by Hillary
The Perfect Hairdo, Donald Trump with Don King
Subtle Style, Dennis Rodman
Never Fail Navigation, by Amelia Earhart
Did Axelrod Quit?
I am heartened to know that we have a infiltrator in the Obama campaign. This undercover Republican is not
only brave and crafty, he has a sense of humor.
That clears up how a failed President like The Amateur can be standing in front of people he's trying to convince to
re-hire him for a job he absolutely sucks at, and proclaim "You don't go back to failed policies of the past!"
You just can't say it better than that.
Clinton Pokes Obama in the Eye
You know Clinton hates Obama. He spoke at the convention saying "Yeah, re-elect the guy, 'cause he's not one of
those stinky rotten poo-pooh caca liar liar pants on fire stupid dumb stinky yucky hater Republicans. But the
subtext was sticking a finger in Obama's eye.
"Since 1961, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24.
In those 52 years, our private economy produced 66 million private sector jobs. What's the jobs score?
Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42."
little statistical ploy
highlighted the fact that Obama had the worst job creation record of all the democrats (including the Worthless One, Jimmah
Anti-Semite Moron Carter), and Clinton accounted for half of the democrats' gains.
Republicans' Don't Respect Women
It's not about me!
Guardian America analyzed Obama's speech by counting the number of times key words were uttered.
"One statistic stands out: Obama referred to himself roughly half
as many times again (92) as he referred to his audience (65), while Bill Clinton on Wednesday night referred
to himself four times as often (16) as he did to his audience (4)."
Total words: 4,786
America and American: 52
Democrat or Democratic: 9
I, my, me, mine: 92
Biden says "My dad respected Barack Obama . . . uh . . . "
Dumbest man in the United States Senate.
Michelle Obama's speech was so enlightening (I post one entry per year that's worth reading--my lessons from
her speech was that one.
Read it.), I was anxious to be schooled at the feet of the Master, Bill Clinton.
Here's a synopsis of what I learned from his speech last night:
You can't cure stupid.
The burden of knowledge
In politics knowledge is often a liability. I'm talking about the Charlie Rangel Effect. "What? I was supposed to pay taxes on money that I earn? Who knew?"
To do anything else would be to admit that you're a scoundrel (still looking for that precise one-word term for an
evil person--'democrat' is already taken). Knowledge is the opposite of innocence. Read that again so I don't have to
implement the literary technique of putting it in a paragraph all by itself. Knowledge is the opposite of innocence.
Hillary had to say "Omigosh, I had no earthly idea that Bill would ever think about cheating on me. Wow! Holy cow, what
a revelation!" If you can plead ignorance, you avoid being evil. In the 'Evil or Stupid?' scenario politicians opt for
stupid almost every time.
This is because if you know about something, you are obliged to do something about it.
You remember the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It's the Tree of Knowledge-- knowledge is good, right? Why are Adam and Eve restricted from eating that fruit? Because knowledge entails the loss of innocence.
With knowledge comes responsibility, so people actively try to remain ignorant.
Barack Obama is wonderful, he's amazing, he's . . . he's . . . he's the only one smart enough to know a word grandiose enough to describe him.
"But doesn't it bother you that . . . ?"
La la la la lah la la la la la la lah la la la lah!
"I mean, did you hear what he said about . . . ?"
La la la la lah la la la can't hear you! La la la la la la la lah la la la la la la lah!
"What about . . . ?"
If you really believe Obama's bilge, you're stupid. Once you get the true information, you're no longer stupid. But now
you have a choice to make. If you continue to behave the way you did when you were ignorant, you now become evil.
That's why people consciously ignore the truth about Barack Obama. They don't want to be denied the fairy tale.
Bill Clinton is Evil
I know I lost you with that last rambling mess; I'm now talking to an empty chair. But the point of the last two posts is this:
Hah! You expected to find a concise sentence here explaining my point.
The point is that Bill Clinton knows that what he was saying was a lie. The people who listen to him may be evil or they
may be stupid. But Bill Clinton is definitely evil. He knows, he understands, he is not stupid. He is as evil as they come.
He listed the "facts" about how many years during the last so many years Republicans were in charge vs. democrats, and
how many private sector jobs were created under who. It was all a very accurate and factual. And it was a lie.
Whenever someone starts quoting you statistics, it's a good idea to cover the pocket you keep your wallet in.
His point was that right exactly when democrats are in the White House things are good. For every second that a
republican is in, things are bad.
Then, the very next sentence, he explained why. "It's because democrats understand that investment . . . "
Stop right there.
I don't know how it works with you, but when I want to invest I walk up to the teller "I want to invest $1000," and
hand over my money. The teller hands me back $1500 and says "Thank you, sir. Have a nice day."
The stupid idiots in the audience were cheering "Yeah! Take that, you stupid Republicans! In your face! There you have
They are complete freaking morons. Absolute mongoloid idiots. But Bill Clinton understands. He's not an idiot. He is Satan.
Then he went right into "Republicans are vile worthless wastes of skin. I despise them. If I could make every one of them
die right now I would do it! Besides, they're haters!" And his proof that we're haters? We hate Barack Obama. And why do we
hate Barack Obama? Pffft. It's so obvious! It's because he's black.
So ironic, because Clintons knows he's the one that we hated as much as The Amateur and for the exact same reasons.
He knows that. He's as aware of it as I am. He's not stupid, he's evil.
And yes, I'm proud to say, I hate evil people.
I get it, I understand. It's not necessarily a bad thing to fight to maintain your innocence. I'd go so far as to defend
believing in some fairy tales that you know are not true, but they really, really should be.
I like to think good of people. I like to believe that people in my neighborhood are good and decent people. I don't want
to hear the gossip. I don't want to know that a guy in my neighborhood approached a lady in my neighborhood and proposed a wife-swapping
deal. I don't want to know. I can't explain why, but I think I was a little better person before I knew that goes on.
But another neighbor has son who is a pervert. He was arrested for being a pervert. I think I need to know that. I think I need
to know that when he comes to the door on the pretense of borrowing a cup of sugar, I don't let my daughter answer. That's
I get it. You want to believe the fairy tale. America has progressed so far. We were this evil, horrible, oppressive nation
that the media told you about.
I'm sorry, I know, it was despicable that blacks had separate water fountains; that they were relegated to the back of the
bus and the other lunch counter. I didn't do that; no one I'm related to ever did that, but it was bad. It was horrible.
It was inexcusable.
I really do understand. It's remarkable that we have progressed from racial segregation to the point we choose a man to
lead our country whose ancestors--had they come from America--would not have been allowed to sit at the lunch counter with
southern whites. It's a great milestone--it's historic, and you want to be a part of it.
But that's not enough. That's not dramatic enough to be a fairy tale.
You want to believe he's the most intelligent man to ever enter politics
(but what about . . . ?) La la lalalala la la lah
and the most lyrical author ever to put pen to paper
(but didn't you read . . .?) La la lalalala la la lah
and the Messianic man who has the vision to heal the planet and turn the tides.
(But . . . oh, never mind).
You want to create a superhero who is the greatest balance of vision, personality, and skills that God has ever created. And
you--little ol' you--have been granted the opportunity to take part in this moment in history.
If he turns out to be all hype, it's not really that great of a moment, is it? So you don't want to hear any facts
that tarnish that image.
Wasn't Christ himself crucified? There's your proof! The very fact that men question his divinity is proof of it.
There is SO a tooth fairy
I don't have to explain this to you. You get it. And if you don't get it, you are beyond help, so I'm wasting my
time trying to tell you.
Barack Obama isn't the type of man we elect to run our country. Bill Clinton is the closest thing, and he only got
in because Perot split the vote. He only stayed in because he exploited the OKC bombing and tacked to center. We
do not elect radical leftists like Barack Obama.
Except . . .
Geraldine Ferraro nailed it.
If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.
Obama was elected by people who are very conscious of race who thought that flipping a lever in a voting booth would mask that.
Only you can't vote for a guy just because he's black. That's judging a man by the color of his skin and not the content
of his character.
So what do you do? You create a fairy tale. You create a man that doesn't exist, and you ignore or dismiss anything
that challenges that notion. And then you have to excoriate anyone who hints that you might be fantasizing.
You've seen it time and again--politicians playing stupid. "What? That bill takes away the portability of health
insurance?! I never knew--never had the slightest inkling of any idea of that when I voted for it! Omigosh, you
could knock me over with a feather."
The main exception is Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was a leader. He was a real leader. He held the vision; he delegated the
details. "I'm telling you the 'what;' I'm leaving it up to you to figure out the 'how.' "
So when he took credit for the Iran/Contra scandal he was actually pretending to be evil instead of ignorant. He didn't
know it was going on, but he didn't want people to think he wasn't in control of the details.
Okay, I'm done.
I'm really glad I listened to Michelle Obama's speech last night. Otherwise, how would I have found out these fun facts that she shared with us?
Barack Obama was born in a log cabin
The Guinness Book of World Records has verified that never have two people loved each other more than Michelle and Barack Obama
When they were first married, the Obamas were so poor they had to make food by hand from atomic particles extracted from bellybutton lint
The names of Obama's children were revealed to the Pope by God, then the Pope requested an audience with Obama to convey the message
Barack Obama's grandmother was the first person to walk on the moon, but no one acknowledged it because she was a woman
Ann Romney killed Michelle Obama's father
Barack Obama invented color television . . . oh, wait . . . am I allowed to say "color?"
Barack Obama's birth was the result of an immaculate conception between the unwed Stanley Ann Dunham and the United States government
No Sunglasses Allowed
I'll guarantee you they don't let you take sunglasses into the democrats' convention.
They can't risk you wearing your sunglasses when they fire up that giant Men in Black memory eraser strobe.
Okay, now you can listen to Michelle Obama talk about what an "extraordinary" President her worthless husband has been.
I'm going to have to start a rating system where worthwhile posts are titled in black and boring posts are
in gray. The last two posts were good. Read them. This next one should have its title in very, very light gray.
Gaming the System
I used to love to browse for used books at the local thrift store. You could pick up a paperback for 50-75
cents and a good hardbound used book for a couple of bucks.
Often I would see the same couple of guys coming through buying shopping carts full of books. They would
practically sweep armloads off the shelf into the carts. Just glance at it, drop it in the cart, grab another one. I recognized them from the used bookstores downtown.
If you wanted to read a book, and didn't want to pay twelve or fifteen dollars at the guy's used bookstore,
you had to beat him to the shelf.
There's nothing against the rules about buying cheap books by the cart full that you never intend to read.
But it seems to me like it's a violation of the spirit of the system. I'm not sure why—the thrift store got
the money it was asking for the books. But if I'm giving away books to the thrift store, I'm not doing it to give a reseller has a cheap source.
Because of those guys doing that, those same books now cost four to six dollars at that thrift store. They
had to change the prices to prevent something that wasn't against the rules; they had to fix something that
was never broken. You don't see those guys anymore, but you don't see me there much either.
That's the best example I can think of to illustrate the gaming of the system deal I was rambling about. You
know, where people selfishly use the system in a way that it wasn't designed for, like car dealerships posing
as customers to post fake reviews, then we have to change the system to make it unusable for everybody.
That's why freedom only works for responsible and trustworthy people.
Yes, Chris, I find that funny
But not this
Is there a problem, Officer?
A cop pulled over a vehicle for swerving madly all over the road. When he approached the car, he found a blonde
girl driving it. When he asked why she had been driving so recklessly, the distraught blonde explained that she
was frantically trying to dodge all the trees in her path.
The cop was puzzled until he looked inside the car. He pulled off the pine tree air freshener that was swaying from
the rear view mirror.
"Here's your problem, ma'am," he said. "Have a nice day."
Oh, wait . . . it wasn't a blonde. It was a democrat. And it wasn't a pine tree air freshener.
It was the racism that democrats carry around with them that blocks their view of the outside world.
Democrats are certifiably insane
That isn't the funniest blonde joke out there; it's too absurd to be really funny. But the joke is not nearly as ridiculous as
real life in a world with democrats. You cannot come up with fiction that's anywhere near as crazy as what those deranged
lunatics come up with.
Not one sane person on the planet heard
a bone thrown to
the birthers in the Neil Armstrong comment in Mitt Romney's speech. He was talking about Neil Armstrong, not Barack Obama.
What's that? Why yes, there are people on the planet other than Barack Obama. I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you.
Apparently that dog whistle is tuned to a frequency only raving
lunatics can hear.
I'm giving this way too much valuable blog space. Democrats are mentally ill—everyone knows that. All you need to do is say
"Democrats heard secret codes in Romney's speech," and everyone nods his head and says, 'yep, we always knew they were crazy.'
Then you get on with life. You don't waste time taking out your frustrations on a blog no one reads ('oo is crazy now, eh?).
The air freshener analogy is perfect. There's nothing in the road, but those people can't see outside of their own space. They are insane. They are insane and they are racist, and they never get tired of proving that.
Republicans are all white!
You could be forgiven for thinking all Republicans are white if you watch MSNBC (but you cannot be forgiven for watching MSNBC). They didn't bother to broadcast any of the many minority speakers at the Republican convention.
Look out! There's a pine tree!
Newt Gingrich Destroys Chris Matthews on "Racial Codes"
Can you get more mental than Chris Matthews? Absolutely stark raving mad.
I love how Gingrich says "I find your assumption so absurd it's hard to answer the question."
Do you find that funny?! Do you?! Do you?! Is that funny to you?!
Well, I know it's not sophisticated, high-brow liberal humor like stoning congressmen's families and hoping Rush Limbaugh dies of liver failure, but yeah, I thought it was funny.