Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This is the sort of rhetoric that completely convinces.

I sometimes find myself wondering what life is like inside the leftist echo chamber. Then I come across things like this. Way ugly.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's not often that something makes me laugh out loud.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rube Goldberg builds a website.

Just click the second link, and wait. Love it!

Monday, January 21, 2008

The New York Times, following a standard left-wing trope, recently published an article claiming that soldiers deployed to Iraq were much more likely to be involved in violent crimes once they returned home.

Turns out the article was completely wrong. Vets are actually much less likely to be involved in crime.

Iowahawk, blog-God that he is, has published the perfect response.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

How to Write a Novel in Two Months

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Today I heard Newt Gingrich talk about reducing America's "carbon footprint".

This evening, I could have sworn I caught sight of the Devil ice-skating, out of the corner of my eye.

I think the Republican party has decided that the way to regain political power is to become center-left. You know, become Democrat.

Forget the fact that they lost power because they were complete venal bastards. In the New Republican Political Consensus (tm), the way to regain power is to become complete left-leaning venal bastards.

God! Politicians are soooooooooooooo stupid. They've got about enough brain to shoal. Like mackerel. Wait. I remember something. Oh yes. Like rotten mackerel in the moonlight, they both shine and stink.

Suicide bomber targets Hamas.


Monday, January 14, 2008

In watching the vote totals in New Hampshire I was struck by the fact that twice as many Democrats voted as Republicans.

What to make of this. Well, the Democrats definitely have a choice between something new and something old. The Republicans, well, they can chose one of: a cross-dressing gun grabber, a compassionate conservative with Jimmy Carter's foreign policy and tax instincts, a cranky old man with designs on the first amendment, a member of the Borg, an isolationist throwback, or a conservative who won't cooperate with the press. In other words, same old, same old. Why *would* a Republican bother to show?

The Democrats, for all that there's not an inch of idealogical air between them, are interesting. There's the Stalinist, the New Guy, and ... well, that's it, isn't it. Hillary's got that look you associate with insane Prussian generals from around WWII. That whole Junkers, grim Democrat thing. Obama, well, he's happy, happy, joy, joy.

The Republicans? Well, you might get a decent candidate out of the combined best attributes of any three of them. Individually, well, I think they're mostly losers.

Except for Fred Thompson. I still see the matchup being Hillary versus Thompson.

UPDATE: David Brooks is enjoying the Democrat internecine warfare:
The problem is that both the feminist movement Clinton rides and the civil rights rhetoric Obama uses were constructed at a time when the enemy was the reactionary white male establishment. Today, they are not facing the white male establishment. They are facing each other.

UPDATE (1/20/08): After listening to Fred's speech this past weekend, I think he's going to quite the race soon. Sod. So, that leaves a three-way race between Huckabee (religious faction), Romney (economic faction), and McCain (defense faction). Of the three, who would I trust to give Putin the hairy eyeball? McCain, obviously. On everything else, I wouldn't trust him out of sight.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Look out! Falling iguanas!

(Someone tell Algore to crank up the heat. His house ought to do the trick.)

Where can I get this T-shirt?

Will they learn the proper technique for decapitation?

Because, you know, strong language is only going to take you so far.

My letter to Hillary!, on the occasion of her having been heckled at a meeting in New Hampshire:
Tears, and then Grrl Power, all in the same day? You're slipping.

Everyone knows that your townhall meetings are as scripted as May Day at the Kremlin. We know that every word you speak comes outsourced from Castro's finest rants. Those hecklers were planted, so you could be seen to run your gamut of emotions, from A to B, all in one day.

Those of us who've watched you know what a power-crazed monomaniac you are, and we don't buy it.

Next time you script some hecklers, script some hounds you can release to see them off. It'd be more believable.

My letter to Hillary!, upon the occasion of her crocodile tears:
Can the crocodile tears. They're simply not believable. And besides, who couldn't see them coming, now that you're going down in New Hampshire?

There's too much slime attached to you. And your husband.

All you can do, every time you appear on TV, every time you trot him out, is remind us of just how good it felt to watch your utterly ungracious husband slump in his armchair as GWB took the oath of office.

You marriage is unbelievable. Your story of walks with your husband and the dog are unbelievable. Your stories about the billing records, Whitewater, cattle futures, all, all utterly unbelievable.

Beyond that, you come across as pure ego, pure apetite, directing yourself across the political lanscape like some tin-pot general, promising us presents you'll tax us to buy.

You're utterly sickening, as a human being and as a candidate. You and your husband have lounged across American politics way too long for any good you may have done. In the name of God, go.
To those who say that Hillary! cares about us, well, fleas care about dogs.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Andrew Olmsted is dead. God, it makes me so sad to read this.

Happy moment:
"When some people die, it's time to be sad. But when other people die, like really evil people, or the Irish, it's time to celebrate."

Jimmy Bender, "Greg the Bunny"
"Or the Irish". Heh.


Thursday, January 03, 2008

I've been glued to Fox News this evening. My thoughts:

- I'm sad and amazed Huckabee won on the Republican side. I can't see an inch of difference between him and Edwards. I'm pretty sure he's the candidate Hillary wants to run against, he's that utterly compromised. He really is a huckster. If he wasn't dealing with Hillary, he might have a chance to become President. As it is, he's going to connect with a buzz-saw when he runs into Hillary. What I really consider to be interesting is that the bloggers have him dead to rights on all of his scandalous behaviour, which has received no attention from a MSM that wants him to be the one that meets Hillary.

- I called Obama as a huge winner the day he declared, simply because of his charisma. I think Hillary will eat him alive, but I totally honor the fight he has made to date.

- Edwards is dead. His speech was pure Huey Long, and Long is, well, long dead.

- Hillary is about to release a plague of locusts. Non-traceable locusts. On Obama. Within the next six months, you'll see Obama's grandmother spit on his memory.

- Romney is dead. That he failed against a complete dud like Huckabee, oy!

- McCain is walking dead.

- Thompson has a chance to survive. He may well be the Republican nominee.

OK, on the basis of this, I call the election as Hillary versus Thompson. Hillary wins the Presidency. Within two years (2010), the Democrats lose the House and Senate because of popular objection to Hillary's Stalinist agenda.

Republicans take over, quickly become even more corrupt than they were in 2004, lose to Democrats in 2012, and the decline continues...

O tempora! O mores! Et cetera.

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