Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain picking Palin was genius in ways I cannot begin to count. I think this just has to confirm the Democrat belief that Republicans are Evil Geniuses (tm).

I predict McCain in a landslide this November, and Obama consigned to scrapheap of history.

Tell? Biden runs for US Senate (if he's up this year) seat while still running for US VP. You know, like Liebermann.

This election season is already one for the history books, and it will only get better. I say here my morning prayer: "Thank you God for making me an American."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

So there I was last night, reading a bit of Shakespeare, when I came across this bit from Macbeth:
...now does he feel his title
Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.
At that moment I exactly discerend the Obama strategy: He's a Sorelian Myth.

Here's the money quote from the Wikipedia article:
Sorel's belief in the need for a deliberately-conceived "myth" to sway crowds into concerted action was put into practice by mass fascist movements in the 1920s. The epistemic status of the idea of "myth" is of some importance, and is essentially that of a working hypothesis, with one fundamental peculiarity: it is an hypothesis which we do not judge by its closeness to a "Truth", but by the practical consequences which stem from it. Thus, whether a political myth is of some importance or not must be decided, in Sorel's view, on the basis of its capacity to mobilize human beings into political action; the only possible way for men to ascend to an ethical life filled by the character of the sublime and to achieve deliverance.
Think about it. Obama's written a couple of books, fathered a couple of children, and gotten himself elected to a single term in the US Senate. Those are his successes. Beyond that, he's almost a complete cypher. He ran a failed attempt at education reform in Chicago. He's left almost no paper trail. He's thrown his radical friends under the bus. Nancy Pelosi has dubbed him "The One." He made a trip to Germany, and he's got a Greek temple, but these are just scenery, part of building the myth.

He's nothing but motivational myth. Question is, what's he going to motivate us to do? So far, the future looks bleak: the one bit of governing he tried went down the tubes. He has demonstrated an aptitude for Chicago-style politics, but that's about it.

Personally, I think an Obama Presidency would be a disaster for the country.

Given that he's the most liberal Senator in the US Senate, and his VP is the third most liberal US Senator, well, I can see the leftward tilt from here. The only thing he might accomplish is to pack the Federal Judiciary with a bunch of left-wing wackos.

The Iranians would eat him alive. Actually, the Muslim world would eat him alive. They think, despite his protestations to the contrary, that he's a Muslim. Any Obama Presidency that didn't rain welfare on the Muslim world, starting on day one, would have them out on the streets burning him in effigy.

Legislatively, I can see the Republicans fighting a successful rearguard action against USS Jimmy Carter II. Not that that would be bad. What *would* be bad is the reaction of the nutroots and the legacy media. That combined Greek Chorus would demand the country bend to the will of The One, democracy be damned. Nothing good would come of that. Nihilism at best.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oh my! Cult of Personality on steroids.

I honestly believe Obama's most fervent supporters will turn out to be his worst enemies - in an "own goal" kind of way.

UPDATE: Barry Manilow?!?!?!!!!!

I hear that Obama's scheduled to hold a rally at NurembergInvesco Field, to match the one he held in Berlin.

I'm turned off by the messianic, mass-rally quality of this guy.

Given that Obama seems to think Bill "We didn't do enough" Ayers is an ordinary guy, one has to wonder just what would be "enough".

Filed under: "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"

And: "Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!"

Wow! No Bethlehem, no manger, for The Leader That God Has Blessed Us With At This Time. Why do I have an image of this pompous popinjaty showing in a toga, with wings glued to his ankles? This isn't a nomination, it's pagan idolatry.

Typical authoritarian behavior: Free speech for me, but not for thee.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Iowahawk nails it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Twenty best websites for downloading free e-books.

If you're a science fiction nut like me, yoo'll especially enjoy the Baen Free Library. God bless 'em.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Oh no he di'n't!

At this point, McCain could be caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy, and still win.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Global Warming! I mean Climate Change!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dear Senator Obama,

John McCain came home from war and married a rich hot blonde beer heiress.

What did you ever do?

Get over it.

P.S. Do you really want to bring up houses? If so, who is Tony Rezko?

To Russia With Snark.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I, for one, welcome our new dolphin overlords.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Well, I don't know what he'll *actually* do about Global Warming (tm), but he's ended an Ike Age.

Mmmmm.....meat cake.

An Obama/Biden ticket? This can't be serious. Talk about Light and Lighter.

Still, it would be fun to see a Jon Lovitz reprise, twenty years on.

Money quote:
I can't believe I'm losing to this guy!
Cue the tank.

The Onion nails the major issue for this election.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Despite the triumphalism of China's fascist regime, China is screwed.

The next time you hear someone say the Europeans hate us because of GWB, quote this.

The Brits hate us because the BBC gives them an utterly false impression of the US. The rest of Europe's left-leaning legacy media is no better.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The case for drilling in ANWR.

Picture, thousand words, etc.

Here's the leadoff paragraph:
The media constantly repeat the claim that it would take a decade to get the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) into oil production and about as long for offshore continental oil to start flowing. Most accounts promote the views of extreme environmentalists to make the issue appear so hopeless that we must instead "change our way of life" rather than tap into proven oil reserves. In July, CNN repeatedly reported that offshore drilling would take "seven to 10 years" to get into production. Yet Brazil's Petrobras expects its new finds in extraordinarily deep waters to already be producing 100,000 barrels per day in just two years. What is wrong with American oil companies that they would take so long?
Read the rest. Know that you're paying $4.00/gallon for gas because of the watermelon (green on the outside, red on the inside) left.

All your base are belong to us.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Offered without comment.

Except, maybe, that I'm now old enough to be seeing history repeat itself. Only, you know, not as farce.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

The sad thing is that things like this will continue, no matter who is elected President this year.

Honestly, it's going to come down to American citizens defending the border for themselves.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

It's not a piece of consumer electronics, it's the mark of a cult.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Notice anything about this?

Americans all, obviously, but look at all the Irish surnames.

And when they're not Irish, they're Scottish. And when they're not Scottish, they're English.

Found here.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

The cemeteries of the world are, unfortunately, full of indispensible men.

For those who missed it, the presumptive Democrat nominee for President has been campaigning to the world - in his normal messianic fashion. Naturally, a Brit has the perfect take.

And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed to end in disaster, the Child's very presence suddenly brought forth a great victory for the forces of the light.

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