Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Where Romeny is Anointed ...

Making Sense of Republicans Attacking Capitalism
Romney gets annointed


RUSH: In starting this discussion, they're trying to explain this, dissect what's going on on the Republican side with the attacks on Romney and capitalism and so forth,
with language, by the way, that's used by the left.  I want to read to you some excerpts of a piece by Jay Nordlinger, who writes a column at National Review called Impromptus.  He says, "I was watching a clip of Romney tangling with an Occupy protester last week. Romney was defending corporate profits. I was astounded. I don’t think I had ever seen a candidate do this. When the subject comes up, you’re supposed to denounce corporate profits or say, 'Hey, nice weather we’re having, huh?'"

That gave me great pause.  I had to stop and think.  He's right, frustratingly so.  He's right.  No matter who it is, when the subject of profits comes up on our side, they usually duck it and run for the hills, which is maddening.  Where are our people taking the occasion to educate people who have been mal-informed, ill-informed, or lied to about capitalism from the first day they stepped into public school?  Profits are evil, they are so evil that even people on our side duck the discussion.  Jay Nordlinger is reminding himself here that he saw a clip of Romney arguing with an Occupy protester defending corporate profits.  How unusual is this?  He then goes on to point out that Phil Gramm, the former Senator from Texas, conservative and an economist by trade, "once explained to Bill Buckley why he never talked about free trade on the stump."

Now, listen to this.  This is fascinating to me.  Phil Gramm said, "Free trade benefits almost everybody ... [Full transcript]

Romney is already the nominee, now anointed.  Properly so in this context.  It's all too predictable though.  I'm weary of it.  Pay no attention. I'm a crazy bag lady,  yelling about stuff I found in my naval.  Say, how about them Crimson Tiders?  To bad it wasn't a California team they beat the snot out of.   

Racist Michelle

                                                                         STFU Michelle

Omama the Racist

When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley’s City Hall in the early 1990s, she was 'distressed' by how a small group of 'white Irish Catholic' families — the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans — 'locked up' power in Illinois.

"She particularly resented the way power in Illinois was locked up generation after generation by a small group of families, all white Irish Catholic — the Daleys in Chicago, the Hynes and Madigans statewide.

Obama White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, one of those hated white Irish Catholics, resigned the same weekend the book’s juiciest tidbits leaked out. [Full]

Daley, the wily old Pol, so cloistered in his liberalism that he had no idea the Obama's are rank racists.  For starters.

Bringing Home The Bacon ...

Tails of the Gun


The Egg ..

And the answer is ...

Lipstick on your collar

Lipstick on your collar

Advice to a Generic Candidate ..

                  Advice to a Generic Candidate
Fred to Change Course of History


Fred has a column which appeared yesterday. Pretty interesting, and is a cautionary piece on the issue of Iran … and attacking it. He mentions a friend of mine, David Isby.



To begin, I will ask the following questions of the candidates, and for that matter of Mr. Obama, and of the Secretary of Defense, a generic bureaucrat.

Can you explain: Convergence zones, base bleed, Kursk, range-gate pull-off, artillery at Dien Bien Phu, IR cross-over, Tet and queen sacrifice, Brahmos 2, CIWIS, supercruise, side-lobe penetration, seven-eighty-twice gear, super-cavitating torpedoes, phased arrays, pulse Doppler, the width of Hormuz versus the range of Iranian cruise missiles, DU, discarding sabot, frequency agility, Chobham armor, and pseudo-random PRF?

These, gentlemen, are the small talk of serious students of the military. Here I mean men like David Isby, author of such books as Weapons and Tactics of the Soviet Army for Jane's, which you likely have never heard of, or William S. Lind, probably the best military mind (though, or because, not a soldier), that I have encountered. If you are unfamiliar with them, and with the things listed above, you are unfamiliar with the military. Yet you campaign for possession of the trigger.

Perhaps a little humility, perish the thought, and a little self-examination might be in order. [continued]

Fred, as is his wont lately, gets a bit carried away at times.

"Note that in the foregoing list of wars [Iraq ... Afghanistan}, all were expected to end quickly.  "

No,  they were not. True, the media began calling Afghanistan a "quagmire," and waving the  surrender flag about two days into the mission to destroy al-Qaeda and the Taliban, but most people understood that this was a long term commitment; a war to the death with radical Islam.  Then came Obama.

By the by, skoonj finishes with this intruction —

"As to me, I think an attack is only OK if we use nukes. They are our Hallmark: When you care enough to send the very best. "

First Hunt

Hunting With Dad


First Goose Hunt With Dad

This unattributed picture of a young girl on her first goose hunt with dad (that's what I see) almost brought a tear to my eye.  I imagine Sid (smibsid)  has a passel of similar pictures of his girls. 

Wild Target

At The Cinema


When veteran hit man Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) finds himself unable to kill his latest target, Rose (Emily Blunt), he winds up with an unexpected sidekick, Tony (Rupert Grint), who thinks Victor is a detective in this action-packed comedy from Britain. Now, with Rose and Tony tagging along, Victor tries to deal with the dual forces of his overbearing mother (Eileen Atkins) and a very angry client (Rupert Everett) who wants Rose dead.
"Half now, Half later"


"I hate when they do that"
The brilliance of this move is that it walked the thinnest line possible, where one misstep would have sent it into full-blown Jerry Lewis slap-stick.  It never happened.  The film is instead a classic, droll,  British tour de force.  In an  opening scene (depicted above) hit man Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) retrieves a bag of money from a rented locker; payment for his latest job.  "Half now, Half later,  ... I hate when they do that,"  he intones"  In the next scene he's matter-of-factly Scotch taping currency halves together. I gave this film 5 stars for the joy it gave me.  Net Flix Instant

You Are Trash ..

Today's Lovely Metaphor
Liberal Democrats in Debate



Republicans are racist.  Republicans are liars.  Republicans are corrupt.  Republicans are owned by big business.  The Tea Party are radical terrorists. Republicans are anti-education.  Republicans are trash.