Archive for 22, January 2009

Chew on this: The Return of the Chew

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 22, January 2009 by chockblock

Tasty links and a bailout for the gray lady:

  1. nuance: Execuitvie order drafted to close Guantanamo, but they are trying to find out where to put all those terrorists.
  2. Two from Patterico: Washing D.C. is a disaster Area and the comedy of errors over New York’s next senator.
  3. Wrong Bush: Classy Leftists Deface George Bush Monument. (Bush 41 the father that is)
  4. Chris Matthews wonders if Rush Limbaugh Hates his country. Funny Rush said the same thing to him during the Bush years.
  5. BBC news flash; Women may have “have cute baby instinct”in other BBC news, men have cute women instinct and the pope is Catholic.
  6. UN official busted for kidde pr0n. So that is where the oil-for-food dollars went.
  7. “We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished.” guess who said that. (h/t: Jawa)
  8. Also from JAWA: Obama inauguration sets new record for private jets
  9. Michelle Malkin, rips the GOP a new one over spending.
  10. Clinically depressed poodleviciously mauls Former French President Jacques Chirac. (via LGF)
  11. Even the Palestinians admit that the Gaza death toll was inflated. (also from LFG)
  12. Hope, change, arms shipments: Iranian ship carrying arms to Hamas stopped by the U.S. Navy. (h/t: JAWA)
  13. Taxes, the bane of the common man (unless you are being appointed to the post of treasury sec.)
  14. Troubled times: NYT gets a little bailout, but is it enough?

And now Holst’s Jupiter,

p.s.: Ace of Spades now has romance tips:

Scenario: She’s tired and can’t have sex because kids are awake in the house.

Strategy: “The Gulf of Tonkin Incident” –

This maneuver works best with multiple children. You either move something they were told not to touch or break some minor appliance. Call them all together and demand to know who did this. Of course, being innocent, they will all deny it. At that point, you blow up and scream “ALL OF YOU GO TO YOUR ROOM AND DON’T COME DOWN UNTIL ONE OF YOU ADMITS IT!!!! I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU!!!”

They’ll head upstairs in tears, and while Mommy is securing her own ball gag to the sounds of crying and accusations flying between your children, you can rest assured that you have at least ten minutes of uniterrupted scrogging to look forward to.

Dissent is still patriotic

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 22, January 2009 by chockblock

As our new president takes charge in his first 100 days, one cannont help but wonder if it is okay to criticize the new movement for change sweeping the land.
Is dissent still patriotic? by David Harsanyi :

Do all Americans truly have a yearning to fundamentally “remake” our nation? There must be a subversive minority out there that still believes the United States — even with its imperfections and sporadic recessions — is, in context, still a wildly prosperous and free country worth preserving.

To be fair, I’m uncertain what Obama is going to require of me during these next four to eight years. I do know, right off the bat, that if he passes his centerpiece trillion-dollar, ideologically driven government expansion (in the guise of a “stimulus” plan), he will be demanding my grandchildren work overtime to pay it off — and that’s after they’re done paying Bush’s tab.

Obama challenges Americans to have “a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves.” So if you find massive concentrated power in Washington a turn-on, you’ve found your higher purpose.

It’s not that those of us on the right hate the guy. He is my commander in chief. But the policies of the left seem to be a choice between spend our way out of problems or do the exact opposite of what the Republicans are doing.

My father worker for a defense contractor in the 1990’s, those lean years for defense. The problem he had with Clinton was not just that he was cutting defense, but his first 100 days seems to be more about being 180 degrees opposite from Bush (41), his predecessor, than being president.

For the past eight years we have had “dissent is patriotic” thrown at us. While George W. Bush was in office, the left screamed bloody murder when the right talked about morals. But how the worm does turn.

With President Obama, it is not right to question a call to service or his administration. While I cannot comment on the man himself, others are questioning the people that the left are trying to place in his cabinet.

So while I am willing to give our new president a chance, I will not give the left the next four years off. I will not be kind to those who hide behind “hope and change”, patriotism and a “call to service” now that we have a Democratic in the White House.

We never got a break in the past eight years. The media savaged us on the right and those of us in uniform. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, we are supposed to be silent while those in power get a free pass? I don’t think so.

Dissent is still patriotic. No one is above constructive criticism or above the law.
Despite what turbo Tax says.

Again David Harsanyi:

But surely, most of you have found meaning in something greater than yourselves long before some politician demanded it.

To require such fealty to power in the name of patriotism was once repugnant to the left. Now, with the right guy in charge, apparently it can once again be embraced.
Change, indeed.

H/T: Hot Air, Big Hollywood and Gate Way Pundit.