April 13, 2009
You've probably noticed I haven't been posting here. Well that's because ye olde blog is really broken this time. In fact, the only way you can read this post is if you check out my blog via an RSS feeder. The main blog page leads to nothing but an internal server error. And I have no idea what's wrong or how to fix it. I figure most people just think I've given up blogging. Hopefully, I'll be back one of these days, but till then, everyone take care!
March 6, 2009
I keep thinking I'll start blogging again, but there's a part of me that just can't seem to work up any enthusiasm for it. I look at what's happening to our country and how much of a disaster this new President is and really don't want to do one post after another full of doom and gloom. Granted, I never thought he was going to be a good president, but even so, just how bad has been shocking to me. I mean, the economy is in free fall and all they seem to have time for is waging a war with Rush! Where are their priorities? Do they want more Americans to suffer, for things to get worse? Hell, maybe they do. I'm cynical enough at this point to believe that.
Dark times ahead, that, if nothing else, is certain. Just don't know if I want to be here doing the blow by blow.
If I can think of something cheerful to post about, I'll get back to you.
January 5, 2009
It's been awhile. for those of you wondering, I'm all caught up in a move out of state, so RL stuff has been taking precedence. Hopefully, once I'm settled again, blogging will pick up around here.
October 20, 2008
There it is in dollars and cents -- what my taxes are this year, and what they'd be if the Bush tax cuts lapse. I'd be paying $2000 plus more a year!!
Here's the link.
If you put in for 2000 which was the year before the cuts came in, you can compare.
I guess I can look forward to my taxes skyrocketing if Obama gets in.
Steyn for the win -- as usual!
....Alas, as a result of this massive investment of journalistic resouces, no investigative reporter will be free to investigate ACORN voter-registration fraud or Obama’s ties to terrorist educator William Ayers until, oh, midway through his second term at least.
Under the headline “Is ‘Joe The Plumber’ A Plumber? That’s Debatable”, John Seewer of the Associated Press triumphantly revealed that Joe is not a “licensed” plumber. In fact, he doesn’t need to be licensed for the residential plumbing he does, but isn’t that just typical of Bush-McCain insane out-of-control deregulation? It wouldn’t surprise me to discover that most of these subprime homeowners got Joe in to plumb their subprime bathrooms. Next thing you know, the entire global economy goes down the toilet. Coincidence?
Joe is now the most notorious plumber in American politics since the Watergate plumbers. And they weren’t licensed, either. It turns out Joe doesn’t even make 250 grand, and it’s only the 250-thousand-a-year types who’ll be paying more (please, no tittering) under Good King Barack. Joe Biden — that’s Joe the Bluecollar Senator — said that he didn’t know any 250,000-dollars plumbers in his neighborhood, or even in the first-class club car on Amtrak he rides every night to demonstrate his bluecollar bonafides. On Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer emphasized this point, anxious to give the apostate plumber one last chance to go with the flow:
October 17, 2008
Do I need to be vetted too?
I am taken aback by this Joe the Plumber guy. Well, not him exactly. Poor guy had no idea he was going to be the Next American Celebrity, he just asked the guy who wants to be President a question.
Now people are digging into his life and reporters seem to be talking to him 24/7. The question has been raised about how well the McCain campaign vetted the man before he mentioned him in the debate.
Joe is just a guy on a rope line. Obama let him ask the question. If Obama is not pleased with how his answer to the question played out, how is that Joe's fault? Why does it matter if "Joe," as it's now being written, goes by his middle name? Lots of people go by their middle names. No, his life isn't perfect. He's not making what they say he said he's making. That's because he didn't say that's what he was making, he said he was looking at buying a business that made that.
But none of that matters because it's not in line with the way Obama wants to be seen. Not because of the question Joe asked but because of the answer Obama gave.
So essentially Obama, his staff, the media who can't get off these stories about Joe, and the lefty supporters who keep talking about everything that is wrong with Joe, are essentially telling us all that we are not worthy to talk to the people who want to be elected. Or maybe we are but they get to look at all our financial records and the list of websites we've looked at first.
But the big scoop is: Joe asked a really good question. And, in my humble opinion, Obama gave him an honest answer. That's the important bit.
Here's hoping Joe survives the election. He may be the best thing that's happened to it.
October 15, 2008
The Nightmare We Won't Get to Wakeup From
You have to pinch yourself – a Marxisant radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it’s considered impolite to say so.
The whole thing here.
October 14, 2008
More 'Change' From Obama
Let's pray to God that this sort of change isn't what Obama will bring to our country.
About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000.
The 2008 New Year Day atrocity in the Kenyan village Eldoret, about 185 miles northwest of Nairobi, had all the markings of the Rwanda genocide of a decade earlier.
The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30.
Who is Odinga? Why he's Barack's guy!
Initially, Mr. Odinga was not the favored opposition candidate to stand in the 2007 election against President Mwai Kibaki, who was seeking his second term. However, he received a tremendous boost when Sen. Barack Obama arrived in Kenya in August 2006 to campaign on his behalf. Mr. Obama denies that supporting Mr. Odinga was the intention of his trip, but his actions and local media reports tell otherwise.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama's six-day stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies. In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki. He lashed out against the Kenyan government shortly after meeting with the president on Aug. 25. "The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials," Mr. Obama announced.
"Kenyans are now yearning for change," he declared. The intent of Mr. Obama's remarks and actions was transparent to Kenyans - he was firmly behind Mr. Odinga.
Read the whole awful thing here.
October 13, 2008
'Get In Their Face'
"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors," Barack Obama told a crowd in Elko, Nev. "I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face." Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people's faces. They seem determined to shut people up.
October 6, 2008
'Traces of Nuts'
And this is a PUMA website!
Really excellent presentation of where the money's going.
September 28, 2008
Fascism Is Alive and Well
Will I still be able to make a blog post like this if Obama wins? Or will I be hauled in front of some sort of 'Truth Tribunal'? Think it can't happen? He's doing it in Missouri right now. If the thought of Obama becoming President didn't scare the crap out of you before, it should now. What more will it take? Piles of books burning in our town squares?
September 23, 2008
"But I Wanna!"
Obama has now said he won't rescind the tax cuts or raise taxes on the wealthy because it would be bad for our economy in these slow times. Today, he said the bailout will mean he can't implement the spending plans he has, at least not as quickly (hmm, maybe I'll think twice about that bailout now). We all know he's not really sure what he wants to do with Iran and he's thinking a bit about what to do with Russia. So, essentially, we have a man who is asking us to vote for him because he just really wants to be president.
Me too. I wanna be president. Vote for me!
What I don't get though is this: Obama seems like a pretty smart guy. How come he can show us that he knows high taxes are bad for the economy and yet persist in asking us to vote for him so he can raise them? How can he be smart enough to figure out that we're all trying to figure out how we can afford to bailout Wall Street, that he knows it's going to tap us out and we're all worried about that, but he's asking us to vote so he can spend all our money? He's a smart guy, why can't he see the contradictions in his premises?
Nothing To See Here
A must read about Obama's relationship with just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood."
...The Chicago Annenberg Challenge stands as Barack Obama’s most important executive experience to date. By its own account, CAC was a largely a failure. And a series of critical evaluations point to reasons for that failure, including a poor strategy, to which the foundation over-committed in 1995, and over-reliance on community organizers with insufficient education expertise. The failure of CAC thus raises entirely legitimate questions, both about Obama’s competence, his alliances with radical community organizers, and about Ayers’s continuing influence over CAC and its board, headed by Obama. Above all, by continuing to fund Ayers’s personal projects, and those of his political-educational allies, Obama was lending moral and material support to Ayers’s profoundly radical efforts. Ayers’s terrorist history aside, that makes the Ayers-Obama relationship a perfectly legitimate issue in this campaign.
You know, if the MSM would put just a 1/4 of the energy they put into the viscous attacks on Sarah Palin into actually reporting on Obama, it would be nice.
That Does It
You know how you think that you could be President or Vice President when you hear some of the crap that comes out of the actual candidate's mouths?
I think I just had one of those moments. This is from that interview Biden gave to Couric:
"When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed," Biden told Couric. "He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"
All you can do is smash your head against the desk till it stops hurting. My god, the man's a complete idiot! Between that and Obama thinking there are 57 states, I rest my case. I should be President!
I was sent this link via the Susan B. Anthony List.
September 22, 2008
Why Am I Not Surprised?
It appears that the internet smear campaign against Palin is being orchestrated by a Dem PR firm with ties to Obama's chief media strategist. What a classy guy Obama is, huh?
September 20, 2008
Old Tactics are Not New Politics.
This new Spanish Obama ad is very interesting to me. While I've heard arguments to the contrary, I think this will really hurt Obama.
Most people are used to "mean" political ads. There are general discussions over the nuances of some that are not exactly truthful because they miss this or that nuance. This ad, however, is one big ball of lies. Forget how badly it takes Limbaugh out of context, it paints McCain as something he clearly isn't. This isn't even an issue of people having to search back into piles of C-Span archives to find out what he really thinks. This was front page stuff. He almost lost the primary over this issue. Anyone who's most important issue is immigration knows where McCain stands. Defending McCain from this ad might inflame one or two people who are still angry about his position on this but most of those people have had months to come to terms with voting for him anyway.
Obama. on the other hand, has shown that he's willing to do anything to get his way. He's willing to completely lie. Not stretch the truth or re-state something in the terms he understands it, he's willing to completely lie. While not the only example of politics as usual from the man who came to power to heal the wounds of the country and stop partisan politics, that is lower than most of the politicians before him have chosen to go. Mostly because the people don't like to be lied to.
September 19, 2008
A baby survives an abortion -- Obama is quite content to let the baby die. God forbid he choose life. He's all abortion, all the time.
Probably one of the best articles I've read on just how much of an abortion extremist Obama is.
Such Nice People, Those Dems
If this is what it means to be a 'feminist' to the Democrats, I'll pass.
September 18, 2008
Sarah Palin rocks! Watching her on Sean Hannity's interview, and I have even more respect for her than before. How proud I am to be an American woman!
I want to thank Ith for the invitation to come and play, as well as the lovely welcome.
I hope that I may on occaision be absolutely brilliant but hopefully I'll at least be interesting and amusing.
I Iz Dum
But Ohbamma will saves me!
Trulee, Raychil splanes it all to us.
My friend Sea Rover from LJ will be blogging here now, so please welcome her! Maybe with two of us, the blog will be a tad more active. Maybe!
September 17, 2008
...Fortunately, many other women, those who don’t write blogs for the Times (or books about how much better it is to be a mother in France than in America, as Warner has), have no trouble understanding Palin’s enormous appeal. Palin inspires primarily because she lives her beliefs with strength, with enthusiasm, and with unswerving commitment to her values — the values her supporters share.
We all know it’s not Palin’s take on the issues, or even her lack of experience, that is driving many women in the media crazy (especially those speechwriter Chriss Winston calls “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Rants”). What is really frightening them is that the woman who finally might do it, break through that glass ceiling, might not have “Democrat” stamped on her uterus. She might not feel that American women, just because they are women and no matter what life hands them, are victims.
And as for how Sarah should handle the out-to-get-her media, Candace Beuhner has some good advice: “Can you believe Charlie Gibson?” she writes. “He reminded me of my four-and-a-half-year-old reprimanding my three-year-old. The whole superior air, followed by an elaborate instruction on the ‘right’ way of doing something, with the grand finale of, ‘Yes, well, that’s because I’m smarter than you.’ In our house, that whole tableau is usually followed by my three-year-old giving his big brother a big whomp on the head. I kept wanting her to say, ‘Come off it, Charlie. We all know who you’re voting for.’ I just wish she could have taken him caribou hunting.”
September 14, 2008
Says It All
From an Obamessiah supporter:
'I had become complacent," she said. "I thought the election was in the bag. Then, all of a sudden, we've got this big fight on our hands."
Didn't Darth Vader have something to say about overconfidence?
September 12, 2008
But first, if you aren't reading The Corner over at NRO, you're really missing out!
It isn't a surprise how Gibson and ABC treated Palin, after all they're all in the bag for Obama. But it would be nice if there was some semblance of fairness. I hope she's planning on doing a similar interview with someone like Brit Hume.
Charlie Gibson: "Senator Obama, you have referred in the past to 'my Muslim faith.' How strong is your Muslim faith?"
Barack Obama: "You know, I don't know if that was my exact quote."
Charlie Gibson: "Exact words."
Yeah, we'll never see that, but if they treated Obama the way they treat Palin, we would.
And second, compare what Gibson called a 'blizzard of words' to a similar question asked of Biden. You can find it here.
September 9, 2008
As If We Needed Another Reason To Vote For McCain!
Tough !@$#@! I say REJECT!
Mark Steyn's as always delicious take here.
Small Town Girl?
Her sudden elevation to the vice-presidential slot on the Republican ticket shocked no one more than her enemies in Alaska, who have broken out into a cold sweat at the thought of Palin in Washington, guiding the Justice Department's anti-corruption teams through the labyrinths of Alaska's old-boy network.
It is no surprise that many of the charges laid against her have come from Alaska, as her enemies become more and more desperate to bring her down. John McCain was familiar with this track record and it is no doubt the principal reason that he chose her.
Focusing on the exotic trappings of Alaskan culture may make Palin seem a quaint and inexplicable choice. But understanding the real background of her steady rise in politics suggests that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are underestimating her badly. In this, they join two former Alaskan governors, a large number of cronies, and a trail of enemies extending back over a decade
September 5, 2008
I remember Bill Whittle from back when I was first blogging, and now he's writing for National Review. And what he wrote is so exactly right. I think it may be the perfect article for me to point to when people just don't get it.
Just What I Was Saying
I've been talking a lot about the concept of 'Western Conservatism' with friends both online and in RL lately, and here's a reporter in the UK who has nailed it exactly:
Hailing from Arizona and Alaska, the Republican ticket has a chance to rekindle a western conservatism different from the old Yankee paternalist sort or the Bible Belt version. They like their guns out there (some still kill their own food) and they are pro-life and deeply pro-America, of course. But at a time of grave challenges, the themes of economic freedom and opportunity, the resistance to the idea that government holds all the answers, could resonate with voters.
Odd that a Brit journalist gets it when our own media just doesn't.
The whole thing here.
Palin Derangement Syndrome
In short, Sarah Palin is the emblem of what feminism was supposed to be all about: an unafraid, independent, audacious woman, who soared on her own merits without the aid of a patriarchal jumpstart, high-brow matrimonial tutelage and capital, and old-boy liaisons and networking.
What he said.
September 4, 2008
PUMAs for Palin
Fausta has the scoop.
I'm on YM with a friend, and we're both watching the McCain speech. I thought I'd share a snippet:
Me: I know his thing is 'reaching across the aisle' but GAH!!
A: Yeah. It would be nice if these sentiments were actually reciprocated.
Me: He who turns the other cheek to the Dems gets bitch slapped.
How often am I told that the Republican Party is the party of rich old white men? And yet, I'm a life long Republican -- not a man, not rich, and not old. Thought I am white, or as I prefer 'Anglo Celtic American', and I certainly would have no objection to being rich! But honestly? I don't know any rich old men - of any colour. Most of political social circle are women. I'm not even married, or a mother. Single, childless, California native. I guess I'm supposed to be a Dem, but I never drank that particular Kool-Aid. I think the constant assertion that this is a party of rich white men is just another way for the liberals to try and marginalize those of us who don't conform to their very limited viewpoint of who women and minorities should be. And I've never been a conformist!
The Next Morning
Between Rudy and Sarah, we were pretty fired up in our house last night! I said to Nin that we could be seeing the first female President standing there. What a moment! I'm in my forties, Nin is in her thirties, and neither of us have children, but both of us can relate to Sarah Palin. She's a genuine, what you see is what you get, real woman. I came out of last night with a feeling of hope and possibility. And guess what? Her mom, like my mum was right -- an American woman can walk through any door and be anything she wants to be.
Just stop for a moment and realize how blessed we are to be American women. How blessed we are to be Americans. It's a good morning.
Later: and since I'm lazy, two of my Cotillion 'Palinesque' blog sisters have roundup posts.
August 31, 2008
Palin & National Security
Interesting email posted at The Corner on Sarah Palin's NS responsibilities as governor of Alaska.
August 29, 2008
Before I went to bed last night, I said 'I hope I wake up and find that Sarah Palin is the pick. But that won't happen because McCain only ever does things that tick me off!' I think I scared the cats with my 'SQUEEEE!!!!' when I turned on the TV this morning.
Finally, a woman on the Republican ticket! And a woman I can relate to and enthusiastically support. Who would have thought? I teared up a bit when she was announced and as she began to speak. I wouldn't ever vote for a woman just because she's a woman, of course, but to be able to do so this election? Priceless.
August 28, 2008
Way To Go, Obama!
Lord knows, I do not like John McCain, and I was going to vote for him unhappily holding my nose. But Obama is an agent of change really for real! After his speech, I'm actually going to donate to McCain's campaign. Change! what a crock! He's just the same old same old Dem politician. The anger and the nasty tone totally turned me off. I bet he wasn't expecting that sort of change, huh?
Is there enough wine in the world to get through watching the Obamessiah's speech?
I told my coworker I'd see him tomorrow unless his acceptance speech brings on the Rapture [insert eye roll]