31 January 2005

Sunday Night Wrap Up

Another Victory for the good guys, but there are still hearts and minds to convince

The elections took place in Iraq on Sunday and were a resounding success. Although there was some violence, there was not the wholesale carnage and dead burnt bodies that CNN / CBS / MSM et al. were hoping and praying for.

Congratulations to the people of Iraq; and best wishes for your continued success. Welcome to The Club.

I had the opportunity to hear from my “sounding board” of ultra leftists today regarding the Iraqi elections, and this was the quote of the day (as Dave Barry would say: “I’m not making this up”):

“Oh sure, the elections went well. Or at least it’s being reported by(Rupert) Murdock that it went well. [Note: we had been watching CNN the whole time] It was all rigged anyway, just like the sham election in this country back in November.”

“.....in this country.....” Do you know any conservative, any American who would phrase it just that way? No wonder the left fears an ownership society, they can’t even be connected to or accept ownership of our country.

Over the next several hours, we discussed the news of the day and I was informed that Dr. Rice was the “house-n*****” of the Bush Administration and that she wasn’t qualified to be a common secretary, let alone the Secretary of State, and that Alberto Gonzales was a futher-mucking wet-back (and that was the most complementary thing that was said about Gonzales) and GWB only nominated him because Mexican President Vincenti Fox told Bush to do so.

Later, the conversation then turned to affirmative action and feminism (to quote Rush: “So you’re a feminist? Isn’t that cute.”) and how Chimpy McHitler has set “women’s rights” (whatever the fcuk that is) back 400 years and how the glass ceiling was getting thicker and more opaque and how Halliburton has decreed that affirmative action was so over and should be eliminated and GWB is carrying out his orders to end affirmative action.

My Pavlovian response was to throw myself whole-heartedly into working out the intricate puzzle that was presented by the loading of the dishwasher and muttering under my breath. Yes, my precious, the appointments of Rice and Gonzales points to the fact that the current Administration recognizes ability and accomplishment as qualifications for top Cabinet positions without regard to any of the politically correct bull-siht that the previous Administration was burdened with.

And you wonder why I drink.

We have miles to go before we sleep. The level of delusion on the left is much deeper and widespread than you may believe. I’m starting to think that the flaming moonbat rantings that one finds on the Democratic Underground are actually what these people think.

Terrorist detainees killed in prison uprising

Crickets chirp, and the wind cries “Mary”

So some terrorist detainees got killed dead in a prison riot in Iraq.


Hey, did you see that Sammy Sosa is going to Baltimore? Wow. Switching leagues and all that. I thought he was “Mr.Cubs” for life. Now he’s guaranteed to not ever play in a World Series game.

How ‘bout that john kerry, huh? He’s some kind of statesman. I think he ran for some office recently, although I can’t imagine what he’d be qualified for.

So who do you like; the Patriots or the Eagles? I won’t be able to watch the game, I’ll be driving back to the job site that Sunday night, but I’ll tape it, just so I can see the commercials. That’s the best part, anyway. Don’t you just love capitalism?

Did you see the thingy about the tsunami victims who bonded after the disaster? It brings a tear, it does.

Man, with all the news out there, you gotta wonder about what passes for headlines these days.

Sammy Sosa in an Oriole’s uniform.....who’d have thunk it?

26 January 2005

Rolling Stone caves and F9/11 gets shut out

What is this world coming to?

So Rolling Stone has caved and is now going to run the Zondervan ad for their latest version of the bible. OK. Next? Some of the right-leaning bloggers and radio personalities are making a huge deal out of this. Whoop-De-Do. If RS just ran the ad without fanfare no one would have noticed. As it stands now, no one will remember this story next Tuesday.

As I opined previously, it’s all about the Constitutional assurance of Freedom of Association. Freedom of Association tempered by capitalism. RS was well within their rights to splash the ad, and their acquiescence is just the most expeditious way of getting the issue out of the headlines and avoid further negative publicity. What the hell, maybe RS will start to internalize this whole capitalism thingy. Maybe they’re finally listening to P.J.O’Rourke.

Poor michael moore. All the blood, sweat, and tears he poured into the making of F9/11, not to mention the treasure spent purchasing full page ads promoting his piece of shit film; just to be snubbed by the Hollywood machine. Maybe this defeat will drive him into seclusion, depriving the world of his genius, talent, and insight forever, just for spite.

Hey, I can dream, can’t I?

BTW, a personal note to Ted Kennedy: just STFU and go eat another bourbon soaked Oldsmobile. Just confirm Dr.Rice already. Repeat after me: “We Won. You Lost. Get Over It.” Now shut your pie-hole and stop impeding progress.

Sigh. I take a couple of days off and Teddy starts getting uppity. And don’t even get me started about hillary announcing her 2008 Presidential campaign.....miles to go before we sleep.

20 January 2005

Text of President Bush's Inaugural Address

Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush,
President Clinton, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens:
On this day, prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the
durable wisdom of our Constitution, and recall the deep commitments that
unite our country. I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the
consequential times in which we live, and determined to fulfill the oath
that I have sworn and you have witnessed.
At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but
by the history we have seen together. For a half century, America defended
our own freedom by standing watch on distant borders. After the shipwreck of
communism came years of relative quiet, years of repose, years of sabbatical
- and then there came a day of fire.
We have seen our vulnerability - and we have seen its deepest source. For as
long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny - prone
to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder - violence will gather, and
multiply in destructive power, and cross the most defended borders, and
raise a mortal threat. There is only one force of history that can break the
reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and
reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human
We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of
liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other
lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in
all the world.
America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one. From the day
of our Founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth
has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of
the Maker of Heaven and earth. Across the generations we have proclaimed the
imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no
one deserves to be a slave. Advancing these ideals is the mission that
created our Nation. It is the honorable achievement of our fathers. Now it
is the urgent requirement of our nation's security, and the calling of our
So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of
democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the
ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.
This is not primarily the task of arms, though we will defend ourselves and
our friends by force of arms when necessary. Freedom, by its nature, must be
chosen, and defended by citizens, and sustained by the rule of law and the
protection of minorities. And when the soul of a nation finally speaks, the
institutions that arise may reflect customs and traditions very different
from our own. America will not impose our own style of government on the
unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, attain
their own freedom, and make their own way.
The great objective of ending tyranny is the concentrated work of
generations. The difficulty of the task is no excuse for avoiding it.
America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed,
America's influence is considerable, and we will use it confidently in
freedom's cause.
My most solemn duty is to protect this nation and its people against further
attacks and emerging threats. Some have unwisely chosen to test America's
resolve, and have found it firm.
We will persistently clarify the choice before every ruler and every nation:
The moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom,
which is eternally right. America will not pretend that jailed dissidents
prefer their chains, or that women welcome humiliation and servitude, or
that any human being aspires to live at the mercy of bullies.
We will encourage reform in other governments by making clear that success
in our relations will require the decent treatment of their own people.
America's belief in human dignity will guide our policies, yet rights must
be more than the grudging concessions of dictators; they are secured by free
dissent and the participation of the governed. In the long run, there is no
justice without freedom, and there can be no human rights without human
Some, I know, have questioned the global appeal of liberty - though this
time in history, four decades defined by the swiftest advance of freedom
ever seen, is an odd time for doubt. Americans, of all people, should never
be surprised by the power of our ideals. Eventually, the call of freedom
comes to every mind and every soul. We do not accept the existence of
permanent tyranny because we do not accept the possibility of permanent
slavery. Liberty will come to those who love it.
Today, America speaks anew to the peoples of the world:
All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will
not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for
your liberty, we will stand with you.
Democratic reformers facing repression, prison, or exile can know: America
sees you for who you are: the future leaders of your free country.
The rulers of outlaw regimes can know that we still believe as Abraham
Lincoln did: "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for
themselves; and, under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it."
The leaders of governments with long habits of control need to know: To
serve your people you must learn to trust them. Start on this journey of
progress and justice, and America will walk at your side.
And all the allies of the United States can know: we honor your friendship,
we rely on your counsel, and we depend on your help. Division among free
nations is a primary goal of freedom's enemies. The concerted effort of free
nations to promote democracy is a prelude to our enemies' defeat.
Today, I also speak anew to my fellow citizens:
From all of you, I have asked patience in the hard task of securing America,
which you have granted in good measure. Our country has accepted obligations
that are difficult to fulfill, and would be dishonorable to abandon. Yet
because we have acted in the great liberating tradition of this nation, tens
of millions have achieved their freedom. And as hope kindles hope, millions
more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well - a fire in
the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who
fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the
darkest corners of our world.
A few Americans have accepted the hardest duties in this cause - in the
quiet work of intelligence and diplomacy ... the idealistic work of helping
raise up free governments ... the dangerous and necessary work of fighting
our enemies. Some have shown their devotion to our country in deaths that
honored their whole lives - and we will always honor their names and their
All Americans have witnessed this idealism, and some for the first time. I
ask our youngest citizens to believe the evidence of your eyes. You have
seen duty and allegiance in the determined faces of our soldiers. You have
seen that life is fragile, and evil is real, and courage triumphs. Make the
choice to serve in a cause larger than your wants, larger than yourself -
and in your days you will add not just to the wealth of our country, but to
its character.
America has need of idealism and courage, because we have essential work at
home - the unfinished work of American freedom. In a world moving toward
liberty, we are determined to show the meaning and promise of liberty.
In America's ideal of freedom, citizens find the dignity and security of
economic independence, instead of laboring on the edge of subsistence. This
is the broader definition of liberty that motivated the Homestead Act, the
Social Security Act, and the G.I. Bill of Rights. And now we will extend
this vision by reforming great institutions to serve the needs of our time.
To give every American a stake in the promise and future of our country, we
will bring the highest standards to our schools, and build an ownership
society. We will widen the ownership of homes and businesses, retirement
savings and health insurance - preparing our people for the challenges of
life in a free society. By making every citizen an agent of his or her own
destiny, we will give our fellow Americans greater freedom from want and
fear, and make our society more prosperous and just and equal.
In America's ideal of freedom, the public interest depends on private
character - on integrity, and tolerance toward others, and the rule of
conscience in our own lives. Self-government relies, in the end, on the
governing of the self. That edifice of character is built in families,
supported by communities with standards, and sustained in our national life
by the truths of Sinai, the Sermon on the Mount, the words of the Koran, and
the varied faiths of our people. Americans move forward in every generation
by reaffirming all that is good and true that came before - ideals of
justice and conduct that are the same yesterday, today, and forever.
In America's ideal of freedom, the exercise of rights is ennobled by
service, and mercy, and a heart for the weak. Liberty for all does not mean
independence from one another. Our nation relies on men and women who look
after a neighbor and surround the lost with love. Americans, at our best,
value the life we see in one another, and must always remember that even the
unwanted have worth. And our country must abandon all the habits of racism,
because we cannot carry the message of freedom and the baggage of bigotry at
the same time.
From the perspective of a single day, including this day of dedication, the
issues and questions before our country are many. From the viewpoint of
centuries, the questions that come to us are narrowed and few. Did our
generation advance the cause of freedom? And did our character bring credit
to that cause?
These questions that judge us also unite us, because Americans of every
party and background, Americans by choice and by birth, are bound to one
another in the cause of freedom. We have known divisions, which must be
healed to move forward in great purposes - and I will strive in good faith
to heal them. Yet those divisions do not define America. We felt the unity
and fellowship of our nation when freedom came under attack, and our
response came like a single hand over a single heart. And we can feel that
same unity and pride whenever America acts for good, and the victims of
disaster are given hope, and the unjust encounter justice, and the captives
are set free.
We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom.
Not because history runs on the wheels of inevitability; it is human choices
that move events. Not because we consider ourselves a chosen nation; God
moves and chooses as He wills. We have confidence because freedom is the
permanent hope of mankind, the hunger in dark places, the longing of the
soul. When our Founders declared a new order of the ages; when soldiers died
in wave upon wave for a union based on liberty; when citizens marched in
peaceful outrage under the banner "Freedom Now" - they were acting on an
ancient hope that is meant to be fulfilled. History has an ebb and flow of
justice, but history also has a visible direction, set by liberty and the
Author of Liberty.
When the Declaration of Independence was first read in public and the
Liberty Bell was sounded in celebration, a witness said, "It rang as if it
meant something." In our time it means something still. America, in this
young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the
inhabitants thereof. Renewed in our strength - tested, but not weary - we
are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom.
May God bless you, and may He watch over the United States of America

Rice vs. Boxer

You want to step outside, bitch?

I just heard, for the umpteenth time, the snarky exchange betwixt Babs Boxer and Dr.Rice.

Enough is enough. Let’s settle this once and for all.

I’m a man of meager means. Not quite paycheck to paycheck, but I can’t miss two in a row, if you know what I mean. However, I would pony up one thousand pay-per-view dollars, to see the alley fight between Babs and the esteemed Doctor.

All 14 seconds of it. Wouldn’t that just kick ass?

Be sure to tune in next week, for just $1,500 you can see our favorite Doctor reduce both john f’n kerry and joe biden to barely twitching pools of blood in the two-on-one steel-cage-death match of the Century.

And coming soon, much sooner than you think, be prepared to wager the cost of your very freedom on 4 November 2008 to watch “Condi vs. hillary: for all the marbles”.

18 January 2005

Fookin’ Wankers

This is not going to be pretty


So anyway I had the opportunity to surf around the blogosphere this evening and was educated, amused, annoyed, and downright pissed off. Then I get back to my small but tiny apartment and Hewitt is torturing my ears with Babs Boxer’s vapid questioning of the 44th President Secretary of State nominee Condi Rice.

Bejeezus, where to start.....

I just deleted four ranting pages of invective, not fit for a family blog such as this. I’m glad I got that out of my system; I feel much better now. If I may, I shall address some of the issues to which I have been exposed to this fine day:

Via Blogspot’s “Next Blog” feature, I stumbled upon some young wanker going off about how The Draft was just around the corner ‘cause enlistments were way down and defections were way up.

Excuse me? WTF?

If you look beyond the MSM’s spin on the issue; the Military has exceeded it’s recruitment goal for 2004, National Guard / Reserve enlistments met their projections; re-enlistments are way up; and the desertion rate is less than half of what it was prior to 11 September 2001. Four Right Wing Wackos have the details, go there, scroll down and learn.

Then there’s the Queen of the Wankers, Barbara Boxer, who is not intellectually qualified to rinse out Condi Rice’s jogging bra. I just can’t be civil in discussing the whole fiasco, let it be known that I am pissed.

[Update: Dr.Rice has received the endorsement of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee by a vote of 14-2. The two dissenting votes? Babs Boxer
(duh) and john f’n kerry (who?). Dr.Rice was ‘sposed to be confirmed on
Thursday, 20 January 2005 but Senate democrats managed to postpone the
confirmation vote until next week. I guess confirming Dr.Rice on the same day as
GWB’s re-inauguration would send them into fits of apoplexy. Whatever. We won.
They lost. ‘Nuff said.]

So Rolling Stone splashed an ad for Zondervan’s latest “version” of their bible. Like, how and why is this news? Did Zondervan really expect RS to print the ad? It seems a little common sense was lacking from Zondervan’s Advertising Department’s demographic brainstorming session. Maybe they were just looking for a headline.....

I haven’t read Rolling Stone in something like 20 years; ever since Jann Werner had Crockett and Tubbs’ side-arms “air-brushed” out of the magazine’s cover photo featuring then Miami Vice stars Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas; as part of his (Werner’s) anti-gun stance. I don’t begrudge Werner the right to do so; it’s his magazine and he can do with what he will. I also will do what I will; voting “with my feet” as it were, and not purchasing his magazine. I mean, other than P.J.O’Rourke, what would RS have to offer me?

That being said, and being horridly Constitutional, Rolling Stone has every right to splash the ad, just like the Boy Scouts have the right to splash gay troop leaders, and Target has the right to splash the Salvation Army, and Augusta National has the right to splash women as members. It’s called Freedom of Association. It’s, like, in the Constitution, dude. (And it’s really in the Constitution, in plain English, unlike other so-called “rights” that are extrapolated from the Document).

Sleep beckons, I must go.

17 January 2005

Katie Couric to Anchor CBS?

So CBS is thinking about hiring Katie Couric to replace Dan Rather in the anchor chair of the CBS Evening News. Is this their way of saying we don't give a rats ass about Red America? Apparently so. Replacing one rabid Democrat with another is sheer idiocy if CBS is trying to "clean up" their image of being a partisan news outlet. Or, maybe they're just going to admit a left-leaning bias and go with it, but I doubt it. They think that we"regular people" don't know what's going on and that Rathergate lives on the Conservative blog-o-sphere only. I can't wait to see how they report the super-majority the Republicans gain in the Senate in two years. Their analysis is sure to be humorously clue-less.

Bumper Stickers, Part the Last

Some people still don’t get it

So I’m driving home from work tonight, and I get behind some poor mis-guided soul who’s driving 52 mph on the freeway. Only half a mile from my exit, I had no room to pass safely so I fell in behind to ride it out.

Plastered across the back of her decade old Civic was a sad and disturbing collection of stickerage, there were at least twenty displayed. Most were recent, from the campaign / election season just past.

There were, of course, the requisite “Keep your laws off my body” and “A woman’s place is in her Union” stickers; and eight or ten stickers for state and local liberal political candidates. But the most prominently displayed were the Presidential campaign stickers:

· the standard “kerry / edwards” freebie
· “I support our troops therefore I’m voting Democratic”
· “Fire the Liar”
· “Outsource Bush”

You get the drift. Missing was the “Bush = Hitler” sticker, she probably put that one on her SUV.

Therefore I feel obligated to provide this Public Service Announcement

For those who need it, this Public Service Announcement™ is brought to you for the National Endowment for the Advocacy of Getting a Fookin’ Clue:

We won. You lost. It’s over. Move on. Get over it.

Learn to live as we did through the abysmal years of the clintons’ administration. Learn to ride shotgun. Your hands are no longer on the wheel and you are not navigating. You may bitch suggest that we’re on the wrong road and we’re driving too fast or too slow: expect to be ignored. The attention paid to you be inversely proportional to the louder and the more irrational you scream.

A listening ear will only acknowledge the cogent, respectfull, and rational voice.

You want back in? Find (and believe in and promote) a message that resonates with at least 51% of the population and run with it.

Personally, I don’t think the left is capable of playing the role of the “loyal opposition”. And I think that’s just fine.

Keep parading Harry Reid out in front of the cameras. Give Teddy Kennedy all the airtime he can eat. Somebody please pony up and sponsor Al Franken. I can’t wait for the next waste of film by the flatulent fcuktard from near flint michael moore. We should purchase billboards to promote Barbara Striesand’s blog. Let’s hope that Jon Stewart gets the anchor job at CBS. To quote billy jeff blythe clinton: “Oh baby, go baby, go”.

16 January 2005

Clinton Library numbers wrong?

oh, the horror

The highly touted Clinton Adult Video Store and Bait Shop has been claiming something on the order of 100,000 visitors since it opened a few months ago. It now appears that those numbers are slightly inflated. Maybe hillary’s accountant is responsible for the records. Appearantly, there have only been (less than) 42,000 paid admissions to view the exhibit devoted to billy jeff blythe clinton’s long lasting and world changing legacy: the 1.6 gallon per flush toilet.

Don’t get me started about the 1.6 gpf toilet. At casa de Heywood, it is referred to as the 4.8 gpf toilet, ‘cause if you have to flush it three times to get the job done.....but I digress

Imagine that: exaggerations and flat out lies coming from the clinton camp. What’s next, leftists bragging about the economy during the clinton administration? Moonbats howling about billy jeff finally bringing peace to the Middle East?


Fortunately, we don’t live in the past around here. The administration of billy jeff blythe clinton is long over and done with. We deal with the repercussions of her administration’s mis-steps and out-right wrongness, without undue harping on the issue.

13 January 2005

Boycott This, part the Second

I’ve got your boycott right here

Sigh. Some people just don’t get it. My esteemed Brother-in-Blog has posted, replete with linky goodness, on the whole “Not One Damn Dime” boycott movement that is making annoying squeaking noises on the fringes of proper society. They’re calling for their followers to ditch work, and not make any purchases (and if purchases absolutely must be made, to boycott companies who supported GWB’s re-election) on Thursday 20 January 2005, to “cripple the economy” in protest the re-inauguration of Our President.


So, on Inauguration Day, everyone should drive with their headlights on to show their support for GWB. That’ll show’em.

No, wait.....stuff that noise. We should funk with their mojo on a much grander scale.

You are (of course) familiar with Kim du Toit’sNational Ammo Day”, where, on or about the 19th of November, we all go out and buy as much ammunition as we can afford to demonstrate to les federales just how many supporters the Second Amendment there are out there in Silent America.

So anyway, here’s the deal: Inauguration Day, next Thursday, 20 January 2005, you should go to Wal-Mart / K-Mart / Target (three of the companies specifically named by the “Not One Damn Dime” crowd) and buy $100 worth of ammunition, alcohol, and tobacco. If you are so inclined, pick up some p0rn DVDs while you’re at it; and maybe some sweat-shop-labor-made apparel from the “Fashion” department. Make sure you tank up at any gas station who benefits from Halliburton’s services (in case you’re real dense, that would be all of them).

Here is my plan for next Thursday:

1. Get up, go to work
2. A minimum of 12 hours later, leave work and drive to the local Super Wal-Mart
3. Purchase the following items:
· Two cases of cheap beer: $24.00
· Three tins of Copenhagen: $12.00
· Two boxes of .357 ammo: $34.00
· Four boxes of poodle-shooter 9MM ammo: $30.00
· Total: $100.00

This pales in comparison to the purchases that I would have been forced to make upon the event of a john f’n kerry inauguration:

· Five one way tickets to Australia : $10,000.00

Sure, I would have had to “deep-six” the family’s collection of small arms for the duration of the lunacy, but what the hell, I can learn to use a sword.

Spread the word. Reprint at will; post in on the bulletin board, leave copies in the breakroom, link it out on your blog.

Oh, and drive with your headlights on next Thursday.

12 January 2005

Our Blog is Doomed

I have no idea what's going through my blog-partner's head, but I want to distance myself from his earlier post. I still think Michael Moore is a corpulent, mal-odorousness fcuktard with man-tits. That flatulent wanker smells like what he is, a bone-headed ashsole. I'll leave it at that as that asshat celebrates his victory. Peoples choice my ass.

Our Country is Doomed

A few nice words about michael moore (and some ad hominen smackage)

So it looks like michael moore (who until recently had arafat’s beard) has won the People’s Choice award for Best Film of 2004 for his documentary opinion piece blatant pandering campaign ad Fahrenheit 9/11. Yee haw! All the hard working spam-bots at the DU should be congratulated.

Personally, I am not qualified to address what passes for “Best Film” material; the last thing I saw in a theatre was Piglet’s Big Movie, so I’ll recuse myself from commenting on the merits of any award winning film.

However, I will say this about moore’s acceptance speech: he actually sounded cogent and rational. Listening to him (via Matt Drudge’s radio program), he was gracious in his win and did not politicize the moment (President Sheen did that for him).

Ever the opportunist, moore was generous and conciliatory in his remarks. He even mentioned G-d and prayer in his prepared acceptance speech (the horror: doesn’t he know that we have First Amendment Rights to be protected from such abusive faith-based speech?). I say “ever the opportunist” because if you connect the dots, it appears that moore is following hillary’s footsteps and trying to project a more centrist persona. He has recently bathed, shaved, and adorned a tie. Even the esteemed Bill Whittle has commented on moore’s transformation. [If you have a strong stomach, moore will be on AMC’s “Sunday Morning Shoot-Out” on 23 January 2005, check your local listings and all that crap.]

Please note that no animals were harmed in the creation of this post (notwithstanding the animals that were harvested for my lunch), and the following words or concepts were not mentioned or implied in this post about michael moore: flatulent; corpulent; mal-odorousness; man-tits; fcuktard; wanker; bone-head; ashsole; or asshat. Please don’t congratulate me for my restraint, it’s the least that I can do.

Personal Retirement Accounts

Please check out this commentary on the Congressional Black Caucus and Social Security Reform.

Boycott This

As Ann Coulter says, "Bush's victory is the gift that keeps giving". Dems are staging a boycott of all business and work related activities. Yes, they are telling their followers to stay home from work on Inauguration Day. This of course is designed to show the world how mad they are that they are not in control anymore, by attempting to self-inflict a wound on our economy. In keeping with time honored Democrat traditions, they will of course apply for a purple heart to help them heal their wounds. (If they get three can we send them to Canada or Europe?) Of course a boycott will not accomplish anything. Anyone not buying gas or food that day will have to purchase them the next and it will not even show up as a blip in the GDP. To make matters worse, they are attempting to bridge the divide between the right and the left by calling on those who absolutely must make purchases that day, to refrain from buying from right leaning companies. That's gonna help heal the country? They really do live in a vacuum.

I thought that liberals didn't have any spending power anyway. Isn't the Republican party the party of the rich? Doesn't the Democratic Party stand for the "regular people" of the U.S.? Apparently not. At least there are still some sane people left in the world.

Where is that list of right leaning companies anyway? I'd really like to know because I would like to tailor my spending habits as well. In my city, there are two small restaurants just a block away from each other. During the run-up to the election, one had a Kerry sticker on the door, and one had a Bush sticker on the door. I will not eat in one of those restaurants anymore (can you guess which one?)

Do companies really want the public to know their political bias? (Progressive Insurance comes to mind but I don't know of any others). I think that Hollywood and record companies live dangerously close to that edge. How can you create a product for mass consumption while insulting half of your potential audience? It works for them (for now) but I don't think it would work for mainstream companies. Even so, I'm calling for all people of the right mind to make their gas and food purchases on Inauguration Day. This of course will do nothing either but I think it will be fun. And if it helps balance out the medias attention to them, we will be able to boast yet another victory. I usually brown-bag my lunch but I will eat out that day and fill my fuel guzzling V8 full sized Chevy Van. I'm sure there is something we can all do. Like she said, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

09 January 2005

God and Country

I see Michael Newdow is at it again, this time trying to stop Bush from praying before and during his Innaugeration. Isn't this one of the pillars our Nation was founded on? "Freedom of Religion man" isn't that what the hippies of the 60's communes used to say. Newdow and his ilk are a threat to the way the Constitution is intepreted by future courts, and ultimately what is stands for. Simply put, he is subverting the finest document on the earth.

I think liberals are affraid of God, how else can you interpret their energy to take Him on. In my day to day debates with liberals, I truly try to keep God out of my arguments. It seems if you even mention the "J" word, end of discussion, you're a crazed religous zealout. Almost all conservative ideas can stand without the mention of God anyway, save for the debate over His presence at a Presidential Innaugeration. So if you can't drag Him into the fight otherwise, make it about Him. This of course will bring out the defenders of Him, (read Republicans), to be paraded before the MSM as the Religous freaks we are.

For the record, I don't even think God is a Republican! But don't worry, I'm sure He's not a Democrat. I'd also like to say I don't consider myself a very religous person. I'm a Catholic and proud, but I'm not very church going and I question my faith daily, but I never question being a Republican. I hope Bush can make some progress with the courts. Our children depend on it.

Saturday Nonsense, repleat with Linky Goodness

Random thoughts on a Saturday night

We watched the (actual) documentary "Super Size Me" this evening, and found it to be excellent. Very well done, considering their budget. If you haven't seen it, you should. Yes, it's rated R due to some (minor) course language and some (very) graphic medical / surgical images. Morgan Spurlock got screwed at the Oscars in my opinion. Super Size Me was the documentary of the year.

It would have been a nice juxtaposition to see Spurlock's address of the issue(s) of the current War on Terror / 11 September 2001 and michael moore do the whole "eating at McD's for a month" thing (moore's version of Super Size Me could have been called A Typical Month in My Life). Spurlock evidences himself as someone who will "walk the walk" before he "talks the talk".
Speaking of Linky Goodness, go yea therefore and check out WitNit: anyone who thinks that the aforementioned michael moore and Pat Robertson should be locked into a cell together and who can speak intelligently about The Constitution is OK in our book. As a long-standing abuser of proper English, I appreciate WitNit's command of the language. To quote William Safire, "I'll have two Whoppers Junior....."
Remember, the First Drafts of your term papers are due on Friday 14 January 2005. Late papers will not be accepted. thatisall

06 January 2005

Let the games begin

Hear me now and believe me later

So it looks like the Administration is going to take the bold step of fixing the hopelessly doomed Social Security system.


Long considered the “third rail” in American politics, Social Security has been on it’s death-bed for a decade. Something Has.To.Be.Done. and our President has the gravitas, not to mention the stones, to do it. One of the pundits that I read daily (my apologies for not being able to properly credit the source) pointed out recently that not even Ronald Wilson Reagan dared touch the issue of Social Security. Fortunately, we now have an Administration with the will and (hopefully) a cooperative Congress to address this issue. I sincerely hope they are successful.

Although keeping a weather eye on the MSM and the leftist bias there-of is one of my alleged Brother-in-Blog’s “hot buttons”; allow me to make a few observations (again, hear me now and believe me later):

As the debate heats up over the next few months, watch the MSM’s coverage of the stock markets. Any day the major markets lose 1% or more of their value, it will be Front.Page.News. Above the fold; lead story on the network news. I guarantee it. Any time the markets do not grow, it will be Big News, repleat with analysis ad nauseum of how The Elderly™ will be negatively impacted by such a Bad Economy.

On the days that the markets grow or break even (most days, if you follow the markets), there will be no prominent mention, if any mention at all, of the performance of the markets by the MSM.

The leftists and their cohorts in the MSM are going to fight Social Security reform repair tooth and nail because fixing Social Security will ultimately free the public from one aspect of it’s reliance on Big Government, and the left just cannot let that happen.

As I am writing this, a thought just came to me: The repair of Social Security will be the issue that finally fells the MSM as the public’s preferred source of news, because the MSM’s bias will be so readily and demonstrably evident. The increasing percentage of the population that reads blogs has recently been in the news, as the Social Security debate profligates that percentage will increase dramatically. Rather-gate or Memo-gate (or whatever you want to call it) was just the opening salvo in the grand battle betwixt the citizen journalists and the MSM. But I digress.....

As the debate on the Social Security issue and the Private Retirement Accounts invested in the stock markets moves to the fore of the public conscience, keep an eye on the coverage of the markets by the MSM. In the classic leftist idiom, bad news for the Country will be good news for the left and vice versa.

Just you watch.