Saturday, January 15, 2011

11 things that should be 12 things

The 11 Most Ludicrous Free
Passes Given to The Obamas

One of the most infuriating events in the last few years for conservatives is surprisingly not the election of Barack Obama. What burns conservatives most of all is the refusal of the journalistic community to do its job where Obama is involved. Historically, the American press tends to be hard on a sitting president and the American people expect it. This keeps everybody honest. Never have we witnessed the media so willing to forgo its purpose for the advancement of one man. [Megyn Fox]
Boned Jello
11. The Most Ethical and Transparent Government In History
Obama promised to deliver the most transparent government the world has ever seen.

10. Lobbyists for me but not for thee…
When Obama was on the campaign trail he had a lot of tough words for evil lobbyists.

9. No interest in Obama’s history, plenty of interest in his “historical significance”
Short of repeating, verbatim, Obama’s two autobiographies (seriously, who writes two autobiographies before the age of 50) the Obama-loving media showed no interest in Obama’s history, Chicago connections, or experience.

Boned Jello
8. Occidental College, Columbia College and Harvard grades…still sealed
I can only guess that Obama was a terrible student with all the effort that has gone into sealing his educational records. The press had a field day skewing George W. Bush for getting Cs.

7. The President’s Security Blankie
President Obama, the man they said was the greatest speaker of all time has a curious quirk.

6. Michelle O No!
Many years ago there lived an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of grand new clothes that he spent all his money upon them, that he might be very fine.

Boned Jello
5. Verbal Gaffes
 I will never forget when Dan Quayle misspelled “potato” in a school classroom.

4. Excessive Vacations
The press went wild reporting on Bush’s many “vacations.”

3. Encouraging Racism
Far from becoming the Great Uniter between the races,

2. From a Tiny ACORN Grows a Giant Tree of Corruption
This might be the worst of the events linked to Obama that the networks ignored until the last possible minute

1. Dismal Response Time
From the very beginning, Obama has been an absent executive

Megyn Fox dances around the edges, but inexlicably ignores the biggest freepass of all.  You know what it is. Ahem.

Misguided Control Freak

Misguided Control Freak

Techno WTF


The Godfather's House

The Godfather's House

Go here to see Robert De Niro's audition for the part of Sonny (that went to James Caan), and deleted scenes.

Cuzzin Ricky

What happened to Global Warming

How Convenient for me

Why the GOP is so sorry-ass

Jeb to GOP: How to Appeal to Hispanics
Me to Jeb: Stop That Crap Now Dammit!

Everyone in the country by now knows about Teddy Roosevelt's Hyphenated American thing and go all blah-blahy over it;  but then keep doing it anyway. When you set out to appeal to ethnics, you give voice to the worst of them.  If Hispanics are here legally, have the courtesy to treat them the same as everyone else, without distinction.  If they're here illegally, do the lawful thing and expel them.  Sheesh.

Global Warming (Laugh) Hysteria

Global Warming:
Dire Prediction for the Year 3000

This is what I'm talking about.  The left will simply not let go of a project no matter how discredited it's become.  I remember Al Gore warning that "unless we act this year, and even that may be too late, we're doomed."  But the good news is, school districts, even whole countries have banned Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth from being shown to students.  The people behind selling AGW tried to change from Global Warming to Communities for Change - Whoops,  I mean Climate Change, without, it appears, much success. When either phrase is spoken today at any rate, this is what most people hear:

Am I right?  Anyway, it's Saturday, and with leisure time up the ying-yang, a good time to enjoy this Penn & Teller flashback. (NSFW Language)

You're welcome.

Two Californias

Regarding your STFU Berkeley musings in C&S today;
Example of Two Californias

Cuzzin Rick
Here are some general observations about what I saw (other than that the rural roads of California are fast turning into rubble, poorly maintained and reverting to what I remember seeing long ago in the rural South). First, remember that these areas are the ground zero, so to speak, of 20 years of illegal immigration. There has been a general depression in farming - to such an extent that the 20- to-100-acre tree and vine farmer, the erstwhile backbone of the old rural California, for all practical purposes has ceased to exist. [Victor Davis Hanson, Two Californias]

Don't Be a Dick

You know, in a rather disturbing
way, this makes a lot of sense.
Kim du Toit

My New Year's resolution for 2011 was a simple one: Don't Be a Dick.

This philosophy seemed to strike a chord with others, and with one thing leading to another, I have accidentally started a new religion.

The Holy Church of Don't Be a Dick.

Old Photochop I don't understand today
I see a conflict with my creed: "There are two types of people.  Them what know they're assholes, and them what don't.

Union Threats

 Unions order Feds to sue states
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday threatened to sue Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah over constitutional amendments guaranteeing workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections.

The agency's acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, said the amendments conflict with federal law, which gives employers the option of recognizing a union if a majority of workers sign cards that support unionizing. [Huh?]

''That's What's The Matter,'' Harper's Weekly, 1871

What am I missing here? 
  1. Four states pass law that guarantee workers the right to the secret ballot when voting to unionize their shop.
  2. Unions argue that workers should have the right to vote to unionize their shop.
Of course, this is really about the union thug "Card Check" law, that not even the 111th  Democrat super-majority controlled congress was able to pass, that would have outlawed the secret ballot in union organizing votes. If they couldn't get it passed with that bunch, what on earth makes them think the 112th congress, which is demanding that new law cite from whence constitutional authority is derived, will now pass?

The only thing I can think of is unions want this NLRB ruling so they can later cite it as "Even the NLRB ruled that Card Check was legal."  All of which summons this memory.

I'm 15 years old  and want an after school job at the local A&P.  My friend Gary stocks the frozen food cabinets there,  and regales me with stories about what what a great job it is.  He always has money too.

Me mum drives me to the A&P employment office on York Road (Baltimore), where I take and pass a test that confirms my ability to count to twenty without removing any shoes.  The lady takes my Social Security info, records that my preferred assignment is the local A&P, and everything is a go.  "We'll just need you to sign this," she says.  "What is it," I ask?

"It's authorization to have union dues deducted from your pay"
"I'll pass"
"You can't 'pass,' it's mandatory."
"Huh? I don't want to join a union."
"It's mandatory."
(I notice the big hairy wart on her chin) "What?"
"Union membership is mandatory."
"Says who?"
"Maryland is not a Right to Work state.  It's mandatory."
"I'm not joining any union."
"Then you won't be working for A&P (rips application in half).  I notice another hairy wart on her large crooked nose."

On the way home, mumsy, who witnessed the exchange, asked, "Where did all that come from?"  I didn't know specifically, but it conflicted with everything I had learned about being a United States citizen to that point in my life.  It still does.