Archive for February 13th, 2010
Funny stuff, here. Senator Jay Rockafeller is saying what we on the Right/Correct/Right side have been saying since…what…2006/2007 when we first heard that Barack Obama was thinking about being President, and then campaigning?
Hindsight wasn’t the only thing that was 20/20 with Obama, Jay. When Obama started talking about giving 95% of Americans a tax cut, and the “not one dime” pledge during the debates, every time he spoke, I kept saying, “yeah right, dude”. When he told us all about how he wouldn’t sign any bill with earmarks, and then put the porkulus bill in play, a bill with over 9000 earmarks, well, I wasn’t sold on his faerie dust.
So, congrats to Jay, as he is just now starting to wake up from the liberal-induced coma that comes from the hyperbole. Hope the Kool-Aid hangover doesn’t last too, long, buddy.
I’ve been in a generally foul mood lately. Those that know me know I’ve not been a particularly fun person. And once in a while, I have to let out some rabidity. So, I’ve trolled through the news headlines to fine a list of things at which I can throw bricks.
1. According to Crazy Uncle Joe, Iraq is one of Barack Obama’s greatest achievements. You have got to be kidding me. The guy who campaigned on how much he was opposed to Iraq and everything about it, they guy who believed the surge would actually make Iraq worse, contrary to what happened, now deserves credit for it? I swear, every time Biden opens his pie hole, the complete opposite of common sense comes out, like it’s some sort of anti-language. And what was Obama thinking in making this dork our Vice-President, anyway. Most of the time, the Veep is supposed to not say anything – just do his job. Maybe, once in a while, give a speech at Columbia U. or something. I sorta wish Biden would do neither.
2. Conservatives have been telling people for years – when you give away free money, you essentially are fertilizing corruption. In Polk County, Florida, there was a plan in motion, which got kaboshed for now, to give disabled kids a free iPod Nano, courtesy of Uncle Sam and Presidents Bush and Obama. The idea was interesting on paper, but when the parents filed to get the nifty device, the parent would keep it for themselves, rather than giving it to their kid. Since it was a foregone that these kids wouldn’t have any idea that the Porkulus bill had a little somethin-somethin for them, well, no harm, no foul, and mom or dad get a new iPod player out of it. Like we didn’t see THAT one, eh? Nancy Woolcock, the assistant super at Polk County Schools thinks these kids deserve a free iPod, on our nickel. So where’s MY free iPod?
3. Once again, Obama is “playing the middle” regarding tax increases. I’m sure he realizes they are a completely bad idea in a recession, and he even campaigned on not raising taxes “not one penny”. But now, he’s “agnostic”about sticking it to the middle class to reign in the federal budget. Seems we’re closer now to seeing the middle class have to pay for the bloated spending of the government – their only crime was electing a collection of idiots who were effectively responsible for jacking up the bill.
4. I used to like Bill Nye, the Science Guy. He was hip, for being an egg-headed scientist. He helped make science cool for kids. However, today, he’s just another political hack liberal doofus. Turns out, Nye now believes that if a person denies climate change, that somehow, the person is ‘unpatriotic’. Lately, the ‘unpatriotic’ card has been thrown around a lot, saying that if one person doesn’t do this or that, that somehow, they don’t love their country enough. To me, it’s like that high-maintenance girlfriend that says, “if you don’t buy me that $2000 purse or take me to the Caribbean, even if it breaks your bank account, then you don’t love your me”. There is only one way to deal with a high maintenance girlfriend – kick her sorry rear to the curb and let her be someone else’s parasite. Same solution here.
Nye also said that it’s easier to sell the theory of anthropogenic global warming to younger generations since ‘older people’ have a harder time with the concept. Hey Bill Nye, I’ve got something for you – it’s called SCIENCE – maybe you’ve heard of it. Science doesn’t need to be ‘sold’, just told. We put it all on the table, not just the stuff we wanna hear, like that sideshow in Copenhagen a few months ago. Older people don’t have a problem with the concept; it’s the lack of real proof and discourse that they don’t like. Younger people can be more easily fooled by Al Gore’s carbon credit Snake Oil.
Silly rabbit. Tricks are for kids. (yeah, I meant to spell it that way)
5. Finally, more big brother stuff. Turns out that the Obama Administration is opting to track cell phones, citing the point that tracking cell phones does not violate the intents of the Fourth Amendment protections. I sorta think it does, given that the Fourth Amendment was intended to protect people in their persons, homes, papers, and effects. Since cellular phones have become a very personal device, it would seem very much so that they would be protected. In fact, in 2008, the Electronic Frontier Foundation successfully argued before the federal court in Western Pennsylvania that the Government would require a warrant before a cell company would be required to release tracking records. Of course, this amuses me because members within Obama Administration have gone through great lengths to express their displeasure with the Patriot Act, a number of provisions which have ventured dangerously close to the Fourth Amendment line.
I wonder if Big Sis Napolitano wants to use warrantless cell phone tracking to keep an eye on all of us conservatives, which, according to her, deserve to be on government watch lists.
Sigh – and just as I get this rabidity out, there are more things on which to comment. Onwards and upwards, eh?