Saturday, July 09, 2011

The Great Madness of 2004-10

If you read nothing else this weekend
The Great Madness of 2004-10
by Victor Davis Hanson

The Trailer
The First Symptoms of Hatred—2004 to 2008
aize your hands if you've had enough global warming
During the years of insanity, Al Gore won both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award for his propaganda film An Inconvenient Truth—before the disclosures of climate gate, new data on everything from the Himalayan glaciers to polar bear populations, realization that temperatures had not risen in the last 12 years, and the rather blatant and various money-making scheme of Gore, Inc. (more good stuff) .... In these years of insanity, I used to be asked on campus questions as lectures along the lines of “Bush’s polluting pals are ruining the planet when we know Al Gore’s cap and trade would save us. Now it’s too late!” Of course, in 2006 gasoline will relatively cheap, unemployment low, and there was growth in the economy. College students had the luxury of declaiming how George Bush had wiped out the polar bears as they waited for several good job offers. [...]

Stage Two of Worship, 2008-10
Then the mad hatred turned to the mad worship. Do we remember the great campaign of 2008? The madness now metamorphosized, as an obscure, heretofore unremarkable rookie senator became the Great Savior who would deliver us from Bush. Newsweek declared him a god; almost nightly we heard of leg tingles and speeches comparable to the Gettysburg Address. To doubt was racist, to really doubt was un-American. But now there was no shrieking, shrill Hillary Clinton to scream that such dissent was not really un-American.(She would soon charge that doubt about Libya was a sort of un-American support for Gaddafi.) [...]

Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis
White Liberal Guilt
What caused the American madness from 2004 to 2009? Fury arose over Iraq in part. In part, the profile of George Bush as Texan, Christian, strutting, twangy ‘dead or alive’ stereotype was an easy target. The long years of liberal wilderness, out of power, had turned into a shrillness. The expanding economy had made life good and gave one the leisure to listen to the unhinged like Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, or Michael Moore.

Obama was right out of upper-middle-class, liberal white guilt, central casting: charismatic, young, half-African, an exotic name, hard-left credentials  [...]

When I read high octane writing like this I find myself wondering to what end?  You know?  We're not the ones who need to read this stuff, and they don't know it exists.  You know?

Interesting anecdote

Sometimes this is true.  Ahem. Like now.

  This guy worked at Republic Steel for 10 years until its closing  in 1983.
  The  best line he says that he ever heard there was when this  young black kid was being reprimanded for the last  time.

  The  black youth said to the shop foreman, “you’re firing me  because I’m black!”

  The  boss said, “No, we hired you because you were black.    We’re  firing you because you’re useless!”
  I  hope that we will remember this in November  2012.

The democrat solution is .............

To know them is to know them
If I surveyed every person in the USA, including all blogging left-tards,  on what the likely democrat plan for fixing our state of fiscal, if not moral bankruptcy would be the overwhelming (78-80%) response would be exactly this.

Dem budget: $2 trillion in new tax hikes, 'sharp cuts at Pentagon'...

You say Manhattan, I say on the rocks

Young Lady in Manhattan

Lady in Manhattan

Rear View Mirror

Vanity Mirror?
Or, does she just want to see what's behind her?
(she is blond)

Vanity mirror

Another theory

Broken Roombas create jobs

Hey there is a slogan - Roomba - jobs created or saved!

Knowing she owned a ROOMBA,  I tipped Samurai AG Teresa from Virgina about the $19.95 Robo Mop, and inquired whether she still used it. Her response was a delight.

Broken Roombas create jobs
Nah - mine never really worked as well as I had hoped - not sure if it was a dud or if I just wasn't doing something right - then the battery completely died too and it is stuffed in a drawer.

I ended up just hiring women to come in once a week and clean :-)

Hey there is a slogan - Roomba - jobs created or saved!

Did you get my email about our awesome AG Cuccinelli (Cuccinelli: UVa policy can't bar concealed weapons) ?  LOVE that guy! (me too)


Candid camera

Time to contemplate ...

Kids with cell phones under the bed

... about kids who hide under the bed and are equipped with cell phone cams.  Okay, grown men too.  But sometimes for the greater good, wouldn't you say?

Lies about the debt ceiling

Enter stage left, Lord Smug and his many words

  In remarks in the White House Rose Garden, the president linked two of the most high profile issues facing his presidency - the weak economy and a massive budget deal to meet an Aug. 2 deadline to increase the debt limit.

"The sooner we get this done, the sooner that the markets know that the debt limit ceiling will have been raised and that we have a serious plan to deal with our debt and deficit, the sooner that we give our businesses the certainty that will need in order to make additional investments to grow and hire," Obama said. [Grim jobs report]
Queen Arrogance

I can guarantee that everybody in the room has been subjected to the "if we don't increase the debt ceiling the world will end" harangue.  Noel Sheppard  [Media's Debt Ceiling Hysteria Ignores How Bonds, Budgets and Taxes Work] does a yoemanlike job of putting the lie to it all.

If you believe every word uttered by hysterical news anchors and political commentators lately, you would think the world ends August 2nd if the debt ceiling isn't raised.

Not only isn't this true, it's another indication of the press's total ignorance about our nation's budget and/or their willingness to lie to the American people in order to get taxes raised.

Sadly he resorts to using graphs and charts, stuff no Liberal and few women understand, so let me sum-up.  What does the wise consumer do when circumstances make it impossible to make the house payment?  Pay the monthly interest, and you'll not be pestered by the bank.  The Obamunist argument is rubbish.
The Cuntess Pelosi

The liberal-left on its high horse

There are few things quite so emetic as the liberal-left on its high horse
Perhaps the least edifying aspect of the News of the World saga has been the sanctimonious fervour of the liberal-left wallowing in a stew of its own self-righteousness. We’ve had more than a whiff of this putrescent cant here at Telegraph blogs.

Two days ago my colleague David Hughes made the perfectly unexceptionable – and indeed true – point that the media campaign had been orchestrated to a frenzied pitch by the BBC and the Guardian, partly to have a go at David Cameron, partly to have a dig at their Murdoch nemesis. To read some of the comments below you’d think he’d called for the beatification of Uday Hussain.

The Telegraph's James Delingpole is here discussing the British liberal-left (actually, world liberal left) response to the the hacking cock-up that I scarcely know beans about because I could care less.  However, when it comes to sanctimonious religious outrage, not even whack Islamos can compete with the liberal-left.   What I see here then is a nice book-end template, with attribution of course,  that American bloggers can use to  frame our own weekly (daily) examples of twats-gone-wild..   You're welcome.
sanctimonious twats gone wild

  No one has a less deserving claim to the moral high ground than the liberal-left, for in the name of making our “society” kinder and fairer it is actually eroding our freedoms, stealing our livelihoods, stoking resentment and social division, destroying our economic future. Yet daily we go on letting these disingenuous bleeding heart scuzzballs get away with it. Why?