President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn’t have his ID. And the teller said you’ve got to prove who you are.
He said, “How should I do that?” She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn’t have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.
And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn’t have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet — hit it onto that target. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.
And she said to him, “Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?” And Obama said, “I don’t have a clue.”
And she said, “Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills.”
– A joke told by Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Iowa (Oct. 2014)
Posted in President Barack Obama | Tagged Andre Agassi, Barack Obama, clue, competent, iowa, joke, Mitt Romney, President Obama | 2 Comments »
“If the Republicans want to lose guys like me — and a whole bunch of still God-fearing Bible-believing people — go ahead and just abdicate on this issue (gay marriage), and why you’re at it, go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either. Because at that point, you lose me. I’m gone. I’ll become an independent. I’ll start finding people that have guts to stand. I’m tired of this.” – Mike Huckabee, former governor or Arkansas, Fox News Commentator, and possible candidate for President for 2016 (The governor was speaking on American Family Association’s radio show Oct. 2014)
I’ve been where I hope Governor Huckabee and I hope others are heading for well over a year now. I’ve abandoned the Republican Party. They will NEVER be part of the solution. Their game plan is simply being less of a problem than the Democrats. The Republican Party’s moto might as well be “We’ll take you to hell in a hand-basket too… we’ll just do it slower than the Democrats.
On social issues they have already abandoned us and on fiscal issues they are at best pansies or at worst hypocrites.
Case in point. The 2014 elections less than a month away. The Republicans think they have the Senate locked up; or at least the good chance of it… so what do they do before the election… Anyone, anyone (Ben Stein impersonation)? Nothing. They’re too afraid of the MSM (Main Stream Media) and their own stupidity. Granted both are real threats.
So what should they have done in your humble bloggers opinion? Take the easy layup; especially if that layup could possible achieve a goal these idiots haven’t been able to to even get close to in years; namely the dismantling of Obamacare.
The layup I am speaking of is…. Pass a simple, short, straight forward bill that basically reads “No bailouts for insurance companies. Period.” Of course most people would say “Huh? Of course those evil bastards shouldn’t get any government bailouts!” But that is exactly what it on the horizon, exactly what is the law of the land. It is the key part of Obamacare that paid off the insurance companies to go along. It is the corporate welfare, quid-pro-quo bullshit Obama and the Democrats pretend they are against, but practice all the time. It is exactly what was hidden in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and something the Main Stream Media has managed to keep hush hush.
Simply do the right thing. Do an easy thing. Something everybody and his dog would support. Remove the billions in bribes and pay-offs about to be sent to the co-conspirators in the Insurance Industry and they will abandon the Obamacare scheme. The whole mess will implode.
But what do the Republicans do? Anyone, anyone… they sit on their hands and grin stupid-ass grins with visions of power (the Senate) dancing in their heads.
Posted in Conservative, Ideology, Main Stream Media, Republican Party, Senate | Tagged abortion, do nothing, Fox News Commentator, gay marriage, GOP, Governor Huckabee, issues, main stream media, Mike Huckabee, obamacare, pansies, Republican, Republican Party, The Republican Party | 9 Comments »
Sorry, I’ve been away for awhile… Everyone who know me is aware that I take a bit of a holiday (vacation) this time of year. I’m back and will post soon. Enjoy the fall.
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I’ve really enjoyed Prickly City lately. It’s (conservative) political satire by Scott Stantis. Mr. Stantis has a way of abstractly representing modern society, and politics in an accurate, and funny way not seen since… Berkeley Breathed of Bloom Country.
Last week (9/15/14 –> 9/21/14) the strip addressed the rising of ISIS or more generally re-rising of “radical” Islam.
Here are the metaphors to help you out:
- Prickly City: 21st Century America
- Carmen: a young black conservative girl (the breaking of stereotypes is no coincidence)
- Winslow (as in Arizona): a liberal yellow coyote (Note: Carmen & Winslow are best friends both from “Prickly City”.)
- Senator Kevin (the Lost Bunny of the Apocalypse): a Senator from the great state Prickly City resides in who represents the political establishment (Republican and Democrat). He won his seat under the banner “Lefty Tea Party”, devised by Winslow. (Carmen and Winslow work as aids for Senator Kevin)
- The Desert Hamsters: “radical” Islam in all it’s iterations
I particularly like the Friday strip that depicts the gut reflex reaction of each as the Hamsters advance on their position. :) (As usual, you can click on a graphic to make it bigger and easier to read…. just sayin’.)
Posted in Culture, Humor, Islam, Middle East | Tagged abstraction, Berkeley Breathed, bloom County, cartoon, Comic, conservative, Hamster, ISAL, ISIS, Islam, political, political satire, Prickly City, radical, Scott Stantis | 3 Comments »
* Much of this post borrows heavily from an op-ed by Peter Baker in the NYT (see A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him)
President Obama will address the nation tonight (Wed 9/10/2014) to explain his plan (he has one now) to defeat Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria.
A couple of questions we should ask ourselves include:
- Will he refer to ISIS/ISIL as the “JV team” again?
- Will he describe Iraq as any of the following: “sovereign”, “stable”, “self-reliant”, or “representative”?
- Will he say that under his leadership that “the tide of war is receding”.
No, he probably won’t. But he has said these things before and these very words are the evidence of the biggest problem this nation faces today.
While is it obvious that Obama, and his administration, are not adverse to pushing absurdly obvious lies; even they don’t believe they could pull off spinning those statements today (though they took a stab at one recently). The world is on fire around them, and people are starting to notice (though about four or fives years too late).
Perhaps what we saw a few days ago was a trial balloon floated by the White House to see what they could get away with. White House mouthpiece, Josh Earnest, said that Obama’s reference to “JV team” was not specifically directed at ISIS/ISIL. Obama said the same thing on “Meet the Press”. Even the likes of the ultra-leftist Washington Post and New York Times admit this is an out-and-out lie. (Spinning Obama’s reference to Islamic State as a ‘JV’ team)
“To Mr. Obama’s critics, the disparity between the president’s previous statements and today’s reality reflects not simply poorly chosen words but a fundamentally misguided view of the world. Rather than clearly see the persistent dangers as the United States approaches the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, they said, Mr. Obama perpetually imagines a world as he wishes it were.” – Peter Baker, NYT
And we would be right. An article in the Weekly Standard a few weeks ago explained how Obama’s world-view evolved. Obama grew up and came of age during the end of the Cold War. He bought into the leftist idea of appeasement as the way to go when dealing with likes of Russia during the Cold War. Thus he was appalled by Reagan challenging our adversaries through strength. Decades later it is obvious that Reagan was right and Obama (and the whole left for that matter) wrong. But Obama still doesn’t realize that though he more than anyone (through is policies) have proven Reagan to be even more right than anyone imagined.
“I don’t think it is just loose talk, I think it’s actually revealing talk. Sometimes words are mistakes; they’re just poorly put. But sometimes they’re a manifestation of one’s deep belief in the world and that’s what you really get with President Obama.” – Peter H. Wehner, a former adviser to President George W. Bush now at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
His words are simply a reflection of the man. He has no clue as to the nature of the world, or the nature of the evil men now running amok (due largely to his policies). Worse still he has no idea (or even much interest) in how to deal with and stop such men.
I will say it again. We have a “JV” problem; but it not a JV terrorist organization, but rather the current JV president dealing with them. (My apologies to JV teams everywhere for the slight.) Barack Hussein Obama is and always has been in over his head; a JV player who thinks he is Michael Jordan; an incompetent boob. What few things he has accomplished have been to the detriment of the nation, socially, policy, and fiscally. And while accomplishing these things he has ignored or worse bungled the important issues affecting our very safety and eventual survival. (If we get through his presidency without another major 911 type attack on our home soil, I’ll be surprised.)
Right now Obama is pissed that these guys, these distractions, have interfered with his important work of “fundamentally changing” this unfair, overly influential, racist at heart, nation. While he has accomplished much (some would call it damage); it was but a fraction of what he had intended from the beginning (2008). 2010 stymied much of those plans; hopefully 2014 will put will end to them once and for all.
Posted in Ideology, Liberal / Progressive, Political, President Barack Obama | Tagged Barack Obama, boob, incompetent, ISIS/ISIL, Islam, junior varsity, JV, Lie, Michael Jordan, Propaganda, war, Weekly Standard, words, world-view | 2 Comments »
The restaurant, Sneakers Bistro put up a sign outside its business that read “Yield for Sneakers Bacon”; toward which a Muslim woman resident was quickly offended, calling it insensitive to those who don’t eat pork. Pause right here and think about that… would it ever occur to you to be offended that people eat something that you don’t?
In Texas (my home state and one of the last dwindling bastions of freedom and sanity), this would have immediately resulted the offended Muslim woman being told in so many words to take her business and offense elsewhere; at a minimum out of the state and preferably out of the country. We Texans would also feel it to be our obligation to give her directions to a much, much warmer climate (than even Texas) where her offense might be more openly received. The restaurant in question would double its business and bacon sales in the process.
That’s not what happened in this case; and here are some key words in the account given that may clue you in as to why… “Bistro”, “Winooski”, “Vermont”, “diverse”, “French”.
So the Muslim woman was offended; complained; did an internet thingy (Facebook & Yelp); got a bunch of local, open minded, inclusive, leftist on board that “sparked a massive backlash”; the diner (probably leftist) owners contacted the Muslim woman and apologized; they removed the sign; to which the city Mayor sang the praises of all involved. Yeaaaaa….
“We are here to serve people breakfast, not politics. We removed the sign that was located on public property as a gesture of respect for our diverse community.” — Owner of the Sneakers Bistro
“The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable. It’s a fascinating place with lots of opportunities for conversation. The city has to pay attention to a lot of factors while acting within what we can regulate. Winooski has always welcomed immigrants, including my ancestors who spoke only French (which would explain your propensity for surrender) in 1835 when they arrived here.” — Katherine Decarreau, Mayor of Winooski Vermont
Translation: We are all a bunch of leftist weenies. We kowtow to the Muslims in the name of political correctness and suffer under the delusion that they would spare us under an Islamic state as we share the enemies of Christians and conservatives.
I guess I can understand why one might yield to Muslim offense. Put a cross in a jar or piss and fascist Christian bastards are likely to be offended and complain, and worse demand that your art not be publically funded.
Put up a sign about bacon with no mention or thought to Islam and you might get your restaurant blown to hell or your head cut off (not necessarily in that order). The owners of the restaurant were lucky, in this case the offended Muslim was a “moderate”; meaning intolerant, irrational, but not completely homicidal (but that threat is always hanging in the air isn’t it).
Thus we have constant attacks on Christians who (for the most part) react in accordance to the teachings of their founder and savior (Love even your enemies), while Muslims likewise react according to their prophet (subjugate, enslave, or kill all who do not join your fascist little party).
Thus today in Vermont we get a glimpse of three things pointing to our imminent demise. 1) Our refusal to recognize Islam as tyranny and fascism disguised as religion 2) Our refusal to see “moderate” Muslims as inconsequential at best when it comes to that tyranny & 3) Leftist who think they can appease and coexists with such evil.
Attacking bacon is one thing; allowing it to stand? Who will end this campaign of terror?
Posted in Culture, Ideology, Liberal / Progressive | Tagged bacon, bistro, diverse, Facebook, French, Islam, left, Liberal, Muslim, politically correct, progressive, protest, Sign, Sneakers Bistro, Texas, Vermont, weenie, wimp, Winooski | 10 Comments »
“It’s a wonderful night. Frankly, I think I was on their [Democrats] side when I was in the other party [the GOP]. [A friend once said to me] ‘Charlie, you’ve been a Democrat your whole life, you just didn’t know it.’ Well, now I know it.” — Charlie Crist, Former RINO Governor of Florida on his nomination as the 2014 Democratic nominee for Florida Governor (August, 2014)
Some of us, Mr. Crist, knew it all along.
“As I’ve said all along, that’s the problem with these RINOs (Republican in Name Only). Deep down, when they search their conscience, their soul, the fabric of their being for answers to the important questions they discover there is nothing there.” – TexasLynn (June 10, 2010) from (I Despise Moderates
“Moderates” like Crist will do well in the Democratic Party. They should have been tossed aside years ago. I (and every other conservative tea partier) have been right about Charlie Crist from the beginning. I would like to think the establishment GOP is aware of this; but that would be too much to hope for.
12-16-2009: Tempest in a Tea Pot
01-14-2010: Shut Up #%^%& and Fix Me a Turkey Pot Pie! (Hello Jim Greer?)
04-28-2010: The Pachyderm and the Scorpion(s)
06-10-2010: I Despise Moderates
Posted in Ideology, Liberal / Progressive | Tagged Charlie Crist, Democrat, Florida, Governor, left, Liberal, nominee, progressive, Republican, RINO | 3 Comments »