Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Grounded in reason and fact

In an article titled "Perception vs. reality" Bill Sammon examines the appeal of one Osama, er, Barack Osama, er, Obama bin Laden, er Barack Obama (as Ted Kennedy likes to call him) and how his voting record is different than his rhetoric.

Obama writes in his book that “The arguments of liberals are more often grounded in reason and fact.” By liberals I assume he means the Collectivist hand ringers like his mom, but putting aside the semantics of what constitutes true liberalism vs. 20th century Progressive and Socialist ideology, I think Obama is wrong. As proof read another quote directly from Obama's book:

“I agree with George W. Bush when in his second inaugural address he proclaimed a universal desire to be free,” Obama wrote. “But there are few examples in history in which the freedom men and women crave is delivered through outside intervention.”

Barack must not have read about how the French helped the Colonies defeat the British in the American Revolutionary War, or how the North freed the black slaves from the Confederacy in the US Civil War, or how the US liberated France from German Imperialism in WWI and National Socialism in WWII, or of the MANY (not few) examples over the last 200 years when freedom was delivered, was forced upon tyrants against their will, through the outside intervention of just and good societies.

Or we might say that Obama believes that there is, in the heart of man, a universal desire to be free, but he's not willing to risk anything to help them realize it. If that's called being grounded in reason and fact you can have it - I'll take the apocalyptic daydreams of George Bush and his unreasonable desire to liberate people from "leaders" like Barack Osama

Sunday, January 28, 2007

81-0

There is no real way to insult many of the blackgaurds that "serve" our country in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body - Senators like Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer are beyond contempt. But even they must surly feel some twinge of shame when they undermine our troops and war effort with there idiotic nonbinding resolution declaring the troop increase in Iraq to be against "the national interest."

No one is worse on this than the sanctimonious hot-head and Freshman Senator Jimbo Webb from the Great State of Virginia to who's eternal shame he gave a speach after President Bush's State of the Union address that pleaded for the US to cut and run from Iraq.

"As I look at Iraq, I recall the words of former general and soon-to-be President Dwight Eisenhower during the dark days of the Korean War, which had fallen into a bloody stalemate. "When comes the end?" asked the general who had commanded our forces in Europe during World War II. And as soon as he became president, he brought the Korean War to an end."

In Answer to Ike's questions, "When comes the end?" I'd have to say, July 27 1953 when the United States, North Korea and China signed an armistice was not "the end" of that conflict. And if Jim Webb thinks that some kind of similar arrangement with Iran and Syria with regards to Iraq is OK, then I have to disagree. I don't want to kick the Iraq problem down the road so that my grandchildren have to deal with it.

Then, after all the huffing and puffing about how horrible President Bush's policy is and how bad the situation in Iraq is they vote Unanimously to confirms Army Lt. Gen. David Petraeus as the man to implement the plan. UNANIMOUSLY, UNANIMOUSLY, UNANIMOUSLY!!!!!!!

And then, when you don't think these fools can go any lower we have John Kerry who was strong armed by his party to make a pathetic speach on the Senate floor declaring that he won't run for President of the US in '08 (as if anyone cared except for Teresa) but then goes over to Davos and calls his own country an "international pariah." Outrageous, and even more so when you consider the fact that the "man" was almost the President of the United States.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Killer Queen

At the Golden Globes Awards last night Peter Morgan (the Screenwriter for "The Queen") spoke the truth regarding the death of Diana Spencer.

Picking up his award, Morgan delivered a brief but impassioned speech about the importance of public protest, talking about the days after Diana's death.

"What do we have to do to get our leaders to listen to us?" he asked.

"What do we have to do to get them to change tack?

"In 1997 2.2 million people went on the streets of London, sleeping rough, bringing the biggest city in Europe to a standstill, so that a stubborn 70-year-old lady would fly from Aberdeen to London.

"What are we going to have to do when it's really important?"

Saturday, January 13, 2007

So George, What's the Plan Now?


I'm not sure why I even bothered to tune into Bush's address the other night. I guess I was still holding onto some hope that reason may yet prevail with regard to US policy in Iraq. Nearly four years of critical miscalculations and what is the solution now? Send more troops? Jesus George! Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. What do we call that class? Insanity! That's right class, insanity. The leader of our country is insane! His Cabinet is insane. The Congress is insane. America is insane. The whole world has gone mad. Git yer gun Meeshaw and run for the hills! The terrorists are coming to town and they don't take kindly to the likes of you or your Christian God. What did Walter say in the Big Lebowski? "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass, Larry. This is what happens when you FUCK a STRANGER in the ASS!" We wanted it. We deserve it. We got it.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Never get in the mud with pigs

In the battle of boorishness it would seem that Rosie is no match for The Donald. I can't feel too sorry for her because she is a fool who is, as Trump points out in his letter, "very self destructive." I guess it took crossing a deranged megalomaniac to make that crystal clear.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

No More National Champions

I constantly hear calls for a playoff in college football. Proponents of the playoff claim that the BCS is not accurate, the current system is "broken", smaller programs like Boise State deserve a chance, blah, blah, blah...

There are a million reasons to have playoffs for the NCAA Football teams and all of them are dead wrong. There's no need for a playoff in college football, and this years college games prove it. Look at the final AP Poll released today and think about how wrong these rankings are. 1. Florida lost to Auburn! and not by a field goal - they got beat. Yes they played a good game against Ohio State, but it was a fluke. 9 times out of 10 Ohio State wins that game. 2. Ohio State LOST to Florida - you've got to be kidding me. How in the hell does that happen? And when you get your ass kicked that badly by a team that you should have rolled over should you really be ranked #2? 3. LSU lost TWICE in the regular season to Florida and Auburn. How can they be ranked HIGHER than the team (Auburn) that beat them and the National Champion? 4. USC LOST to UCLA - a team that is ranked #25 in the poll - so how can they be ranked in the Top 10? 5. Boise State is UNBEATEN and won the most exciting game of the year - they are clearly the #1 team in the country if there was such a thing as the #1 team - but there isn't.

What college football should do was detailed on this blog in January of 2005:

NCAA Football - There should be no ranking of College football teams - No such thing as a National Champion. No Sudden Death overtime in College Football. The Rose Bowl should always be Pac 10 champ vs. Big 10 champ. The Cotton Bowl should always be Big 12 champ vs. SEC champ. The Sugar Bowl should always be ACC champ vs. Big East Champ. There should be 3-5 other bowl games (Gator, Peach, etc.) the Orange Bowl should be abolished. There should be no corporate sponsorship of the Bowl Games. Half time shows should be restricted to marching bands. All Bowl games should be played on New Years Day.

Week 17 AP Top 25
1. Florida (64) 13-1 1,624
2. Ohio State 12-1 1,492
3. LSU 11-2 1,452
4. USC 11-2 1,389
5. Boise State (1) 13-0 1,383
6. Louisville 12-1 1,338
7. Wisconsin 12-1 1,288
8. Michigan 11-2 1,145
9. Auburn 11-2 1,112
10. West Virginia 11-2 1,035

Friday, January 05, 2007

Thanks America!

"Thanks to you, working moms in this country know there's a mom in the speaker's office who understands their challenges."

Nancy Pelosi

Nuclear Fallout