Archive for October, 2008

What Hath They Wrought?

Mostly crap, misery, and destruction. METAPHOR sums up the hippy condition:

The Boomers were handed a Utopian ideal – practical, technocratic, rational, with silver wheels in the sky tended over by engineers and scientists – and they abandoned it for a Dionysian version based on wrecking and remaking the world they’d inherited. Their patron saint: Holy St. Caulfield, who identified the greatest sin in the human soul: being a phoney. Better to be an authentic bastard than someone who cannot successfully convince a teenager that some ideas have an importance that transcend the ability of the individual to manifest them 24/7.

Of course they got sour; if you believe a Utopia is possible if we just retinker human behavior to eliminate greed and dress codes and football and anything else that reminds us of Dad, be it the specific one or the unseen National Dad that rules the boardrooms and bedrooms and cloakrooms of DC, then the failure of this world makes it a dystopia, the worst of all possible worlds.

Bork as some interesting insights into the period in Slouching Towards Gomorrah.  But METAPHOR continues:

Some suggest that the great disenchantment began with the assassination of JFK, and I see the point. But it’s strange that it led to a loss of faith in us, given who shot the President. (Yes, I’m one of those lone-gunman wackos. I’m a freethinker! I refuse to accept concensus!) If Oswald had been a card-carrying Kluxer or a dead-ender Bircher or some sort of far-right-wing nutcase, I wonder if we would have accepted the Warren Commission and moved along. But no, he was a Communist. Well obviously there has to be more to it, then. Same with Sirhan Sirhan: his motivation will forever be a mystery, won’t it?

Once you start to believe in the dark shadowy forces, you’re done with the world. You’re done engaging it, you’re done enjoying it. There’s no point. It’s a sham, a shell, a shiny façade erected by the Jews / Bilderburgers / Trilateral Commission/ Council on Foreign Relations /  Project for a New American Century / Masons / Knights Templar / Illuminati / Federal Reserve / Rockefeller-Royal Family Nexus / Bush Crime Syndicate / League of Grim Intent, and all you can do is post on the internet and call talk radio to argue with the hosts who think we’re free people.

It’s nice to see hope abroad in the land again, but I wonder who will be to blame when human nature asserts itself and the manna shipments fall behind. Someone has to be blamed, after all. It’s not the task that’s a fool’s errand. It’s the fools who refuse to believe in the task.

This probably blows the boundaries on fair use, but METAPHOR frames this so well.


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Help, Help, He’s Being Repressed

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More Reading For Obama

Not that he’ll would understand….

Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, ‘This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.

– 1 Samuel Chapter 8

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Obama Should Read This

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of the laborer the bread he has earned. This is the sum of good government. …” – Thomas Jefferson

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GIven all the rest of the junk involved with the Obama campaign this is certainly within the realm of posibility.

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Futuristic Building

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What Do they Avenge?

<singing> Ironman, Ironman!  Does whatever an iron can…..

Something like that.  But hey, Mort is signing up for the Avenger’s movie.

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Nolan On Wrestling Pigs In Mud

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The Threat Of Watermelons

Green on the outside, Red on the inside.  Watch for one in a position of power near you.  Is there any clearer evidence of the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in trying to structure a system that keeps the government genie in the bottle?  You’ve come a long way, baby!  Next stop, dictatorship!

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The Criminals Need Your Help

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Is Your Child In A Public School?

Then you must read this.  Do not let your child become a victim of the system.

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How Widespread Are Similar Mindsets?

Interesting article by Marc MacYoung:

There is a critically important point to understand about violent people. They are trapped in a world that is all about them. By this we don’t just mean they are egomaniacal, they very narcissistic in their world view (up to and including Narcissistic Personality Disorder among other things). All the average person sees is the violence. What you don’t see is the intense self-loathing, chronic anger, warped perceptions, fear, paranoia, blaming behavior and other demons that drive these people. And the reason you don’t see this is because they are either deeply hidden beneath layers upon layers of self-rationalization or because, at ground zero, you’re too busy experiencing the blast to see it clearly.

Now knowing this, it should be easier to understand that to such a personality how one “looks” if even more important than life itself. By looks, we don’t just mean physical appearance. We are talking how one appears in the eyes of others. Others who are — at least in the violent person’s worldview — always waiting to prey upon the first sign of weakness. If that person displays weakness, in his mind, he’s next on the dinner plate. As such they are hyper-sensitive to insults and loss of ‘face.’ Truth is, this program is always running, whether there are witnesses or not. However, if there are witnesses, this program is given an octane boost. In certain lifestyle, a ‘man getting his props’ (proper respects) is more important than his life.

He has some good advice.

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Can Obama Do No Wrong?

In the eyes of his followers? Mr. Fu says followers, because he has not seen any clear indication that anything Obama could do would disqualify him in their eyes. Bill Clinton enjoyed this kind of assumed infallibility from the Left. It is even more apparent in Obama’s movement.

One difference of note, conservative, restorative, and generally right of center people tend to want to hold people accountable, no matter what their position. There were Republicans that wanted Nixon investigated. Republicans like Duke Cunningham were not endlessly propped up by those who in general would support them. No Leftists do not hold their own to any standard other than loyalty to The Party.

For example, the Patriot Act. Many rightists are / were concerned about this powers included in this, as were many Leftists. But if this had been proposed by Bill Clinton, and indeed, similar items were, there would be little opposition from the Left.

So what would it take for Obama to be held accountable by the Left, including the media. Certainly not his participation in torpedoing our economy. Or his outright lies.  There is a danger in this lack of accountability.  The Left will defend him up until the point that he starts cutting their throats, and maybe even beyond that.  This cult of personality serves no one, not even Obama.  Not that he, or the Left, will ever see that.

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Heads Should Roll

ACORN and non-partisanship, yeah, right.  Why are we funding Obama’s campaign with tax-payer dollars?

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Leftists At Their Heart

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
Jules Renard

Spread the wealth around, Obama, spread it around.

Some one has taken their crayons to Gary McCoy’s cartoon (this is how Mr. Fu received it):

Trick or treat

Gary McCoy: Trick or treat

And the undoctored version can be found here.

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Being “Present” Is Not Enough

A President needs to actually make decisions.  McCain and Palin have been there, Obama and Biden have not.

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Where Is Your Hat?

Get a hat, you Commie!  And not one of those Commie fur hat things either!  Those are reserved for the guards at Buckingham Palace.  Who knew that the lead guitarist from Fleetwood Mac had a damn palace anyway?

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Another Frank J. Election Suggestion

This is a good one.   Moose gun….

Though I miss the Fred Thompson facts.

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I Am Joe

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Obama Middle Class Dream

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