Archive for March, 2009
Here’s my latest offering:
Far from decisively acting to close Guantanamo down, the Obama administration has dithered over the closing of the prison. Not hearing too much from the left about that. I guess they’re busy collecting signatures supporting the biggest deficit hike in history.
Why isn’t Guantanamo already closed? Seems simple enough….oh, wait.
Angie Harmon doesn’t like being labeled a racist because she disagrees with President Barack Obama:
“Here’s my problem with this, I’m just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it’s not because I’m a racist, it’s because I don’t like what he’s doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you’re called a racist,” Harmon told Tarts at Thursday’s Los Angeles launch of the new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse. “But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he’s doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I’m still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we’ve got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that’s the thing I really don’t appreciate. If I’m going to disagree with my President, that doesn’t make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn’t make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous.”
You might not be racist, Angie, but you’re most certainly a bad person. Only bad people disagree with the President.
I think it’s time to give credit where credit is due. The Left has succeeded in framing every issue morally. Leave your lights on Saturday night? You’re a bad person and don’t care about the environment. Believe that marriage is, by definition, between one man and one woman (a position so self-evidently obvious it’s been understood since the beginning of man)? You’re a bad, closed-minded person. Believe that people should pay their bills and that includes the government? You’re a bad, judgmental person.
The Left has done an excellent job of vilifying the normal and common sense. I don’t know how we get back to normal. You know, where hard-working, bill-paying, rationally conserving families are viewed as the normal and not framed as freaks.
The fact is, normal people are afraid to speak out. And when they do have the temerity to share their perspective, they’re labeled, as Angie Harmon notes, as racist or whatever fill-in-the-blank word it takes to get you to shut the hell up.
Embrace it: You’re a bad person.
14 Twitter Personality Types
I have multiple personality disorder.
On the same day I read (via Instapundit) that British boys are keeping themselves stupid so as not to get their dumb asses kicked by even dumber, and ostensibly bigger and stronger, bullies, I read that girls are checking out porn, giving boyfriends a show via webcam and sending naked pictures of themselves to the aforementioned willful idiots.
This is the future: hyper-sexualized ignoramuses. The worst part? They won’t know anything, but they’ll know how to creatively copulate and procreate.
Here’s an excerpt:
If animals are people and fish are kittens, then the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are genocidal tyrants. Once in PETA’s death clutch, few animals escape.
In Virginia, PETA takes the notion of killing with kindness literally: only seven animals found a home out of the 2,216 it cared for in 2008. Seven animals managed a reprieve; the rest were loved to death.
Please go read the whole thing.
UPDATED: Sign a petition to get PETA’s tax exempt status taken away.
This weekend, Sudhir Venkatesh editorializing in the New York Times wondered where the uprising is:
Before blogs and radio call-in shows, people joined forces and turned to the streets as their most effective means of expression; a unified, angry crowd was often sufficient to win concessions from employers and governments. And so most rebellions of the 20th century were over bread-and-butter issues like unsafe work conditions, wages and high prices for basic commodities. Even “race riots” were usually motivated by competition between ethnic groups over access to jobs and housing subsidies.
But some outbreaks of lawlessness were also indicators of strong, shared sentiments and were driven by a sense of higher purpose. For example, in 1919 Chicago, black soldiers returned home from World War I to find segregated ghettos, white-dominated unions and racist government practices. Many joined their neighbors who battled white youth and police officers in the streets. They had fought an enemy overseas; now it was their moral duty to fight injustice at home.
Ah, the good old days, when citizens indulged in the self-destructive impulse to burn their own communities to express rage at the machine.
Here’s the thing:
Things aren’t so bad. Yes, you read that right. Here’s my very unscientific reasons for why people aren’t rioting in the streets.
1. If a person has a job, he’s not putting himself in the position of losing it by skipping work to riot.
2. People are protesting, just not what the social justice types want to have protested. People aren’t desiring more bailouts, personally or otherwise. They want less. It’s called a Tea Party. April 15 will be eye-opening to these sociology professors. The producers are sick to death of being asked to bail out the non-producers.
This is not a recession from barely making it to starving. This is a recession from want to need. People are recalibrating meeting their needs. They want the government to do the same thing.