Supply Side Politics 2.0
"Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment." - Ronald W. Reagan
30 June 2009
29 June 2009
pretty good for a Monday.....
so anyway, I took a break from the job search this afternoon and pinged a couple of my "daily reads". Hey, job-hunting is hard work, OK? You gotta take a break every now and then.
First off, Smitty over at The Other McCain has posted a round-up of TheFred's! recent commentaries. Note to Smitty: Hells yes! We want more of TheFred! I whole-heartedly agree with Smitty's assessment:
".....Voting for him in the Republican Primary was a real treat last year. Granted, he was out of the race, but what a refreshing thing, to vote one's conscience!....."Me too, Smitty. If you people had listened to us, last Fall it would have been TheFred / Palin ticket instead of the Maverick / Palin ticket. But I digress.....
And this, from Darleen Click over at Protein Wisdom:
"Any person, and I mean any person who advocates for “green” energy while rejecting nuclear is a fraud. A lying, misanthropic, baby-hating Luddite."Amen, Sister. More on the topic of "green energy" later.
As always, read the whole things.
Closing question: would Jesus wear a Rolex on his television show? Discuss.
thatisall. We'll have words soon.
25 June 2009
Supply Side Politics: Five Years On
Thank you for your support
so anyway, Supply Side Politics was launched five years ago; at 4:48 PM on 25JUN04.
My Brother-in-Blog Greg threw down the inaugural post, and we were officially "bloggers". Can you say résumé enhancement? A lot of things have changed since then (file it under "DUH"), Greg is no longer actively blogging; I've been "down-sized" three times since this blog's humble beginnings. Life takes no notice of the lives involved.
It's a different world, now.
I had planned on a grand "Five Year Anniversary" post, but real life has yet again intruded on my blogging time.
Again, thank you all for your support of this blog as it starts its' sixth year.
22 June 2009
the "clever title" muse is on vacation this week
so anyway, Dan Collins has set up his own shop over at Piece of Work In Progress. Good for you, Dan. You've been blog-rolled here at Supply Side Politics 2.0. Best of luck in your new venture.
Please do go over to Dan's new digs and say "Howdy".
Elsewhere, Cold Fury (actual) has observed a Tidal Shift:
Read the whole thing (it's a short piece).
We'll have words again soon.
13 June 2009
Today in History
a timely reminder
so anyway, 13JUN09 marks the 43rd anniversary of the SCOTUS decision on Miranda vs. Arizona. In 1966, the Supreme Court handed down the ruling that has become the boiler-plate that we all know and love. It originally sounded like this:
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense."Later, it was modified to this:
"You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Do you understand?I'll bet you two quarts of your favorite beer and all the WhiteCastles you can eat that the people responsible for the newer version of Miranda are the kind of people who think a statement like "the Right of the People to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed" needs further explanation.
Anything you do say may be used against you in a court of law. Do you understand?
You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future. Do you understand?
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish. Do you understand?
If you decide to answer questions now without an attorney present you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until you talk to an attorney. Do you understand?
Knowing and understanding your rights as I have explained them to you, are you willing to answer my questions without an attorney present?"
11 June 2009
Old School vs. New school
the smack-down edition
so anyway, I haven't yet made comment on the whole "Palin / Letterman" fiasco, and I'm not about to start now. I have other priorities, thank you very much.
That said, some of the ancillary fall-out from the debate has been quite amusing. One "Contessa Brewer" of MSLGBT fame "insists that it's no big deal to call a woman "slutty" because, she suddenly claims, she has also been called that, and yet survived the ordeal." As it turns out, the worst she has suffered was being called a "skank" by her former boss, Don Imus:
DON Imus didn’t like being called “a cantankerous old fool” by MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer on PAGE SIX. Brewer, a former news reader on Imus’ show, also said the I-man doesn’t know how to relate to “beautiful women.” “With that fat ass she’s got, she wouldn’t be one of ‘em,” Imus said on the air Friday. “That skank has to spend three hours with makeup in the morning … Who’s she kidding? . . . Plus, she’s dumber than dirt … Oh, my God, what a pig. But I was willing to cut her some slack and not say anything, you know, until - in fact, I didn’t say anything . . . That’s why they have those big double-doors there at MSNBC, you know, so they can get her fat ass in makeup.”That's the previously aforementioned "Old School" (emphasis, mine).
Then Ace provides the "New School" smack-down:
And also because Contessa Brewer is a cheap, sore-riddled nasty bit of gutterscrunge who'll rent you her mouth for the change in your pocket. A tawdry wallow-trollop oozing with syphilitic fester who raises her filthy skirts at the scent of crack-smoke. A disease-dripping pincushion, the media's vile mattress of last resort, a pathogen in garish vinyl high heels, a loose-toothed croup-breathed nightcrawler reeking of bathtub gin and the genetic stink of human desperation..........Why is it that when Imus calls this bit of fun-muscle, oozing with foul custard and slackened and sloppy from over-use, a "skank," it's "over the line" but when Letterman calls Sarah Palin a "slut" it's just a harmless bit of japing ?
Emphasis is again of my own doing.
"The genetic stink of human desperation" I can't wait to use that line in polite society.
more soon. thatisall.
07 June 2009
The jukebox in my head
is cranking out some classics
so anyway, do you ever wake up with a song in your head that you just can't get away from? Now, thanks to the inter-tube web-net thingie you can get that monkey off your back with just a few clicks.
Case in point:
It's been dogging me all weekend. I prefer the "studio" version of the song:
but the live version video is good. There's a long "backstory" on my history with The Lido Shuffle, but it's gotten late early again. Maybe some other time.
We'll have words soon