Friday, August 07, 2009

Burning Books in 2009...

An article from the City Journal, which tells the tale of what happens when Congress decides to ban books...for the children.

These people are either clueless or diabolical. Either way, there is something chilling in the idea that one of them was just smart enough to advance one agenda (suppression of speech) with another (toxic-free children's books).

The Enemies List...

This past week, the White House has asked that it's supporters report on their friends, neighbors and relatives who disagree with them on anything the Obama administration does. They especially wish to know about people who propagate "fishy" information on healthcare ("fishy" being defined as any fact, opinion, speculation, graph, e-mail, letter to the editor, diary entry and probably private conversation and pillow talk which would tend to cast aspersions upon Barack Obama and his policies). Those whom you might consider to be potential enemies of the State are to be reported to the White House directly at

We seem to be importing a lot of Germanic policies these days: Cash for Clunkers was a copy of a German policy, and now creating a network of informants is on the menu. Next week: Mandatory goose-stepping.

Anyways, it seems as if the Community Organizer in Chief doesn't like the democratic process unless he's running and profiting from it. And it also appears as if he has a very, very thin, post-racial skin when it comes to legitimate criticism. The Left in this country is getting a dose of it's own medicine at the Heathcare Town Hall meetings, and not just on that topic either, and finding it a most bitter pill to swallow. So, those who persist in running down The One and His Most Holy Programs will be reported to the Secret Police deep in the bowels of the White House. They must be watched...for our own good.

Paging Mr. Orwell...Paging Mr. George Orwell...

Not only is this an egregious violation of civil liberties -- remember them; George W. Bush and John Ashcroft supposedly destroyed those, creating the need for a The Savior in the first place? It's illegal; whatever happened to the First Amendment? (probably the same thing that's happened to the Second). It's immoral, but then again, spending more money than you can print and lying about it is too, and that doesn't seem to faze this White House, either. The up-side? The 'program' is, after all, entirely voluntary...for the good little Nazi who turns you in. Not for you, if you happen to be the one reported on. The Generation that destroyed a culture with protests (the Nancy Pelosis, Harry Reids John Kerrys, Barbara Boxers et. al.) now objects to protests directed against them.

Not noly do I want to protest openly in the public square, venting my spleen at anyone who will listen, I WANT TO BE ON THAT ENEMIES LIST.

Yes, I WAN'T to be on that list. I want to be attacked by the White House and MSNBC. I want my chance to tell Barack Obama to perform anatomically-impossible reproductive acts, and to tell Keith Olbermann that he should be the poster child for oral sex. I want to, metaphorically, kick Nancy Pelosi in her cast-iron testicles. I want the attention that being an enemy of the State brings, because only then does anyone take you seriously. I want to be the Political Milk-Carton Kid; the victim of the overreaching, overzealous, overbearing Federal Gestapo, especially the one that is as incompetently -run as this one is shaping up to be. So, here's a list of stuff that ought to get me on that list:

* Barack Obama is a big, dumb poopyhead!
* Obama is so lame, he had to get Bill Clinton to rescue American Hostages!
* Healthcare 'reform' is simply is scam to get insurance to people who can't afford it, and people who deserve it, by getting rid of those useless old folks!
* Barack Obama is a racist!
* Barack Obama couldn't find his own ass with both hands and a road map!
* Joe Biden is really the smart one!
* Bet you all wish Hillary won now, huh?

Someone out there, please, please, PLEASE report me! I would report myself, but that would be lame.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Big Brother is Watching You...

One more for the "What the fuck is happening in the UK?" File.

This, from the Daily Express.

Appropriately, the man who advocates this policy is named Ed Balls. He is also the Minster for Children (why do children need a Government Ministry? Since when did they start paying taxes?). Tell me he doesn't have some deep-seated issues to work out from his childhood. Perhaps it's what's led to this.

Some highlights and commentary:

"Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction. Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far..."

How about taking this approach with 2,000 convicted felons, drug-addicts or pedophiles? By the way, how many of those families have at least one 'honor killing" in their background int he last six months, or are only white, native-born Britons going to be watched?

"Ministers hope the move will reduce the number of youngsters who get drawn into crime because of their chaotic family lives, as portrayed in Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless. "

By this logic, George Bush wouldn't have gotten the Patriot Act if Jack Bauer hadn't had it first. Sure, all the really first-class countries dictate public policy based upon what they see on television...

"But Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: "This is all much too little, much too late."

I'll assume that "Shadow Minister" means "Conservative", and that somehow this poor person believes that putting people under active surveillance and sending goons 'round to check on them is "too little"? I think he/she has missed the point entirely. No wonder the Tories can't win elections.

"This Government has been in power for more than a decade during which time anti-social behaviour, family breakdown and problems like alcohol abuse and truancy have just got worse and worse."

And we're too stupid to notice the obvious correlation, being politicians, and all. That is the best advertisement for a Conservative government I've ever heard right there. Delivered from a Labourite's mouth, no less. If this does not become a standard article of Conservative party propaganda until the next election, someone should be fired...and then executed. I'll even help you: it's called YouTube.

"Mr Balls also said responsible parents who make sure their children behave in school will get new rights to complain about those who allow their children to disrupt lessons."

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up from the desk. Apparently, you haven't got the right to complain in England, especially on principle, when it concerns your children? But you may earn the right if you do what the government tells you to do? Is this guy for fuckin' real?

Don't be surprised if one of the nitwits on this side of the Atlantic recommends something similar, soon.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Conspiracy Theory is Simply History for Stupid People...

Re: All the recent hub-bub about Barack Obama's birth certificate: Stop already. You're giving some of us (republicans) headaches, and making the rest of us (republicans) look dumb, playing right into the hands of a certain section of the political left which actually believes we (republicans) are a bunch of Bible-thumping yahoos incapable of rational thought -- talk about pots calling kettles black? These are the people (leftists) who demand lock-step group-think, not us. We're better than that.

All conspiracy theories eventually bump up against the brick wall of reality. The more persistent manage to soldier on, and those who have an interest in advancing them will continue to smash their craniums against this metaphorical wall until they emerge battered and bloody and looking foolish, but they will remain unencumbered by shame. They will continue with their stupidity in the same way that an alcoholic will continue to drink long after he's destroyed his life; they simply can't help themselves. The smart people stop, step back, evaluate the situation, and then make rational decisions to stop drinking, or in this case, to stop espousing nonsense in place of valid argument.

Those who don't, or won't, stop such self-destructive behavior usually wind up killing themselves, literally in the sense of an alcoholic, or, in this case, figuratively, as a political movement. In both cases, the ones who get hurt the most are usually those who happen to simply be in the splash zone of the stupidity.

The simple fact is that conspiracy theories are usually provably false. Provided one can be objective, this premise doesn't even need a defense or demonstration.

The fact we're dealing with here, is that if Barack Obama is indeed some form of Manchurian Candidate, created so as to bring Socialism to American shores, it's a pretty incredible conspiracy; whoever set it in motion would have to a) select someone who hadn't even been born yet to be the point man (straw man) for the plot, b) purposely and secretly direct the man's life in such a way so as to put him in a position to see the plan through, c) be so incredibly prescient so as to correctly divine the political and social currents of American life, and then be able to use his selected tool at precisely the proper moment in history to have seen the plan to it's fruition.

So far as I know, the only being capable of doing that, even by the admission of most of the Birthers, is God. Therefor, one could make an argument that if there was a conspiracy, then the Almighty is the one who executed The Plan; otherwise, control of all the circumstances which brought President Hopenchanger to power are beyond the control of mere mortals, no matter how smart or insidious.

In any case, Barack Obama will be gone in a little over three years, barring some tremendous and as yet unseen events (which the Birthers will conveniently bundle into their Conspiracy Theory) and so it would seem to me that the best course of action is simply this:

Expend your energies into ensuring that something remains of American culture, and that freedoms survive the Obama Experiment after he's gone, Why waste your time and effort trying to prove something true that is so obviously false? If your excuse is that the very fact that there is some question (there really isn't) as to his citizenship in and of itself constitutes an Obama 'weakness', and that it should be pursued for it's own sake, then your own thought processes and motives are called into question. Particularly when you treat the people on your own side who disagree with you as if they were the enemy, too.

Update: Andrew McCarthy at National Review makes a compelling (and reasonable) case as to why this matters. Note, however, that it was already known that Obama was a liar to anyone capable of breathing without mechanical assistance, and we didn't need Andrew McCarthy to delve as deeply into the bullshit as he did to confirm it. Still, it's a fairly decent read.