Monday, April 27, 2009

Bush was an idiot, but this guy is a genius, right?

I only post this for one simple reason. I spent 8 years watching liberals use stuff like this to make Bush look like a fool. Now they have their master orator in the White House, and the gaffes get swept under the rug.

The reality is, all presidents use teleprompters, and this can happen to anyone. Still, it's funny since we have all heard ad nauseum about the master oratory skills of the Great Obama.

This was from this morning:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

"Right Wing Extremist"

My Facebook profile lists my political position as "Right Wing Extremist". I change this from time to time, to state things like "Capitalist Pig", or "Vast Right Wing Conspirator", but most of the time, it reads "Right Wing Extremist".

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security issued a report advising caution against increasing "rightwing extremism". Is the Obama administration targeting me? Analysis of the report suggests that they are.

Their definition of a rightwing extremist includes "those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority". This clearly includes me, and frankly, most people I know who are supportive of the United States Constitution, including the 10th amendment. (The US Constitution specifically LIMITS the power of the Federal government.)

The report went on to casually equivocate those supportive of state or local authority with "groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups)".

The whole thing is politically motivated, and designed to classify conservatives as dangerous racists, anti-semites, militants, etc. I would expect something like this from the LA Times or the New York Times, or maybe from Keith Olberman, but not from the Department of Homeland Security. It's sickening.

Michelle Malkin has excellent detailed analysis, that I won't try to duplicate.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My first 40 years

I turned 40 on Friday. During my 40 years, we have seen the greatness of Ronald Reagan, the fall of the Soviet Union, the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall. We have also survived Watergate, all of the Clinton scandals, and the worst President in history, Jimmy Carter. Although Barack Obama seems intent on giving Carter a serious challenger, we can certainly survive the already disastrous Obama presidency, right? It seems to me the things Obama/Pelosi/Reid are intent on passing will be hard to ever "undo". Much worse than any Carter era disasters. Who knows? I always thought the best cure for liberal ideology was liberalism, but this is more than an "innoculation". If my first 40 years gave us Reaganism as a cure for Carter, will we see a new American hero in my next 40 years? I hope to see him/her in the next FOUR years!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bush's approval ratings overseas

I was in the waiting room of a doctor's office today, and picked up a Readers' Digest from November. They had some polling data saying W's approval ratings in Europe started declining soon after his first inauguration, when he "dismissed global warming". This strikes me as funny in two ways: 1) WHO CARES WHAT EUROPE THINKS! 2) This actually made my approval of Bush go UP.