Friday, July 31, 2009

Chris Dodd has Prostate Cancer...Conveniently.

First, let me begin by saying I'm not pleased by Senator Dodd's announcement of cancer. I'm not completely heartless, and I wouldn't wish cancer on anyone. Even an alleged crook. I will say this: it's highly inappropriate that Farrah Fawcett is taken from us by incurable cancer of the ass, while a man for whom such a fate would be entirely appropriate, is instead afflicted in way which -- thanks to modern medical technology that will disappear under Obamacare -- is little more than a nuisance.

Senator Dodd's announcement was rather convenient. He's about to be nailed to the wall over allegations of accepting sweetheart mortgage deals from the biggest loser in the mortgage crisis, and running Senatorial interference to help protect both his benefactor, and the the industry as a whole. The records released (thus far), the Senator's own behavior in trying to defend himself from the allegations, and the testimony of a witness, all would seem to indicate that the Senator is guilty as charged. That democrats on the Senate Ethics Committee have been dragging their feet on the investigation into Dodd's activities, speaks even louder of complicity in something possibly illegal. The attempt to garner some sympathy, in the hopes of mercy when the guillotine is hanging by a thread, Senator, is an obvious tactic.

I hope the Senator recovers from his cancer. But I also hope that no one believes that Dodd's illness is a fair excuse to drop the investigation into his potential crimes. I then hope he spends some time in jail, if required.

By the way; we're still waiting to see the documents, Senator.

Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing...

Here's one more thing for Henry Louis Gates to be shot for...errr...consider. Via HotAir.

Guess that staged kegger in the Rose Garden was supposed to fix everything, huh? These are the jackasses who now run this country; they believe that human nature can be overcome by silly symbolism, and they obviously believe that only white men are racists.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Toasting Someone Who Will Soon Be Toast...

Re: This whole Keg Party at the White House thingy. I'd like to make the following statements:

1. This Professor Gates guy is an asshole. He's made a living selling his own hatreds and whining brand of self-pity as 'serious' scholarship. He's almost like the English stage actors who 'make their name' playing Lear or Hamlet at the Old Vic, and then continuously live in that motif, unaware of where the part ends and the individual begins. Henry Louis Gates is a product of his industry; like any good salesman, he's always working the angles.

Which is why I believe (but can't prove, natch) that when the police arrived at his door, he couldn't do the right thing and co-operate with them. No, no, no. He instead fell into character as the aggrieved black man, and when the defecation hit the ventilation, decided it was too good an opportunity to continue to peddle his brand of venomous stupidity. He's unaware that his is living in the past, while still having the wherewithal to remember how his present depends on his trotting out his tired act yet one more time. It's what his public wants.

2. This Sergeant Crowley fella has missed an opportunity. Sure, it's really nice to invite yourself to the White House for beer and an audience, but you could have made it so much more with a little imagination. This will not be, as the President hopes, a teachable moment or experience or whatever buzz-phrase he's trotted out for it, it will be a First-Class Dog-and-Pony-Show, complete with Potemkin-like expressions of solidarity and contrition, all contrived.

I'm not about to tell Sgt. Crowley his business, but if it were me, I would have asked for the following;

a) A public apology from both President Obama (for sticking his nose in where it didn't belong, and for the insult to police officers everywhere) and Professor Gates (for being an uncooperative, unappreciative dipshit) before I set foot in Washington, D.C., and an assurance that the First Harridan...errr...First Lady, will have been safely airdropped anyplace three-days walk from Washington. Make certain that formerly-private citizen Lucia Whalen (the woman who made the original 911 call, and who is now being pilloried by your allies and fellow race-baiters for it), gets her own apologies, as well.

b) If you want your photo op, Mr. president, then I get to choose which media will be allowed inside to record the event, and then I choose the outlets I find the most trustworthy. I then get to approve whatever dispatch the White House Press Office decides to send out --before it sends it out. I also get to choose who is in the picture, excepting yourself, and Professor Gates.

c) I reserve the right to have my own cameraman record the event, so that I can call a press conference the day after to counter whatever administration-approved lies the Mainstream Media is ordered to tell afterwards.

Then I would happily toast every one's health, gladly.

Now, as to who will be 'toast' after this event.

Unfortunately, Henry Louis Gates will probably still be employed after this fiasco reaches it's crescendo. Parasites like this almost always survive even the worst results of their self-inflicted wounds. Just think about how many drunk drivers walk away from the SUV-wrapped-around-a-tree while all the passengers died or ended up cripples. This is, in a way, almost like a drunk-driving accident; Professor Gates acted irrationally, and put others at risk because he was selfish, arrogant and stupid. You don't agitate men who have guns and often-stressful jobs; that's often a recipe for disaster. The Professor is a very lucky man. He's lucky that the police officers that responded exercised restraint and acted professionally and responsibly. Otherwise, he might be laying on a slab in the morgue. He's been dinged, but the public will forget his name in very short order, and he will return to being Harvard's Number One Tenured Race Baiter.

Barack Obama will not be so fortunate.

I've told you before that the election of Barack Obama would lead to a certain phenomenon, where blacks would now assume that with one of their own at the top (and I wonder, how many of them would have ridiculed Obama as not being 'authentically black', or called him 'Oreo' for having a white mother -- before it seemed possible that he might actually win the election?), this gives them a license to do whatever the hell they please. I generalize; I don't expect all black folks to act with that lack of restraint, or leap to the illogical conclusion that they could, over would. There is, however, a certain subset of the black community that feels that not only is their right to act like retards, but that no one should call them on it. If you do, you get called 'racist'.

But I've come to the conclusion that Barack Obama has shot himself in the foot on this one. The man who advertised himself as someone capable of spanning the racial divide instead dove headlong into the chasm. He did something which resonates with certain blacks --back the Brother against The Man -- but that occurred simultaneously with something which resonates with far more people -- he acted, spoke,and passed judgement without having, by his own admission, the facts. The people who see that Barack Obama, the quick to judge, the uninformed, the one willing (some might say eager) to inject race into something he was ignorant of, speaks far louder about him to people with the same sense God gave to a guinea pig.

That's what's so troubling -- the willingness to make assumptions that can't be backed up by facts. It's already bit Obama on his posterior with regards to Unemployment, the so-called Stimulus, and now this 'Healthcare' monstrosity. It's almost as if he believes that whatever set of facts, or even whatever flight of imagination, he cooks up, makes it so. Professor Gates wasn't arrested because the police responded to a legitimate situation, and refused to co-operate, he must have been arrested because he was 'Racially Profiled'. The facts say otherwise, but in Obama's world, they don't matter. The only thing that matters is perception. That's what he's been selling the American Public his entire life, after all. I guess there's a little way-past-his-encore English stage actor in Obama, too.

The facade around Obama cracks daily, mostly because he's unable to communicate either the purposes or effects of his policies, but this incident took one of those cracks and widened and made it the Grand Canyon. Now we're talking about Reverend Wright again. And Michelle's "for the first time I'm proud of my country..." speech. And we're wondering if all that "Post-racial" nonsense was just that.

Barack Obama, if he hadn't already done so with his policies, has, with this action, ensured that he will be a one-term President. He could pass "Free Easter Eggs for Everyone" and "A Pot of Gold at the End of Every Rainbow" legislation, and none of it will matter now. President Obama has just ensured that the racial scabs which cover this country's wounds, will be continually picked at and torn off for the next three years. It's a process that might never end, even though part of his appeal was the hope (more false perception) that with his elevation to the White House, it might have.

I hope the President seriously considers that while he enjoys his Bud Light and generated-for-the-cameras-regular-guy-bonhomie.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Why Bureaucrats Should be Sterilized...

The day after tomorrow, I am to report to a government office for the purposes of re-establishing my identity so that I may be selected for a government job. Let me repeat that: re-establishing my identity.

You see, the government wants to make certain that I am who I claim to be. This despite the fact that when I took the test for this particular job, I was required to bring several pieces of identification (official documents), most of which the administrator on the scene at the time said wasn't necessary at the time. I was allowed to take the test (which was a total joke), and waited four months for the bureaucracy in question to contact me with the results of that test.

I passed. They wouldn't tell me my grade (they're 'not allowed' to give you the results of an exam that you took - I smell Affirmative Action), just that I had passed, and that someone would get back to me with additional details at some unspecified date.

Three months later, I'm contacted and told to report to a certain office for the purposes of re-establishing my identity. Not "come in, we have a job for you, and we'd like to discuss a few things". Not "congratulations, you're a member of the team". Not "we have an assignment for you". Just "bring all the stuff you brought before, which we told you we didn't care about."

Which leaves me with a bit of a problem.

Because some of the documents I brought with me that day had expiration dates (most official documents do). And they have passed. Now, that's my fault: I should have kept them up to date, granted. But now, I have to rush to re-establish or renew them, and alas, they are required now, as opposed to seven months ago when the agency in question said they were required, and which the admin then pooh-poohed.

This is where it really starts to get weird.

One of the documents I will need can only be obtained by presenting a valid (i.e. non-expired) piece of official identification. Which I no longer have. Another can only be replaced if I give the Federal Government two to four weeks to replace, and that's if I can prove who I am with a valid identification.

I am now in the unenviable position of having to obtain two pieces of legitimate documentation which require other legitimate (non-expired) documentation to even request. In other words, I have to depend upon the government to provide me with documents in order to get copies of the same documents (only valid copies), only the government says that the older-but-expired versions of those documents cannot be used for the purposes of obtaining new ones! And one of them might not even arrive for a month.

And this is for a government job.

Had someone done their job seven months ago, this would not have happened, notwithstanding my own oversight and stupidity.

Your government at work, not working, and creating more work for someone else.

And these people own GM, half the banks and want to run the health care system?

I'll let you know how this goes.