hello again…gays in military, dream act

•December 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

So inspiration strikes and I’m here to give it another go.  Not that there was a fellowship pining for my glorious return of course…the good news is I enjoy writing to myself.

“Dream Act” immigration bill blocked in Senate

Honestly, if I had a vote I don’t know what I’d do.  I know that may sound strange…”inspiration strikes!  blog time!  no opinion…”  I think I was mostly affected by the comments made by the parties involved:

First from the Commander-in-Chief:

It is disappointing that common sense did not prevail today

Just stop it.  The ‘if you don’t agree with me you’re just being an unreasonable human being or playing politics’ routine is equal parts tragically ironic and tiring.  Knock it off.  This is too important to get wrong.  I like that this plan requires ILLEGAL immigrants to truly invest themselves in something meaningful for two years in order to gain citizenship and I think that the prerequisites are strict but fair.  The requirement that an applicant must ‘display good moral character’ is fluff…but a clean criminal record is probably what they’re talking about here.  Unless of course Joe Biden has time to interview each applicant.

On the other side, from Republican Senator Jeff Sessions:

The American people are pleading with Congress to enforce our laws, but this bill is a law that at its fundamental core is a reward for illegal activity

Yeah I guess…but I’m getting the nagging feeling that eventually this dam is going to break and I think it may be a good idea to relieve some pressure.  This bill is doing everything it can to make sure these kids earn it and are the kind of citizens we want to be admitting.

In the end the requirements are reasonable, the precedent is acceptable, and at some point we’ve got to realize that crossing our arms, closing our eyes, shaking our heads, and repeating ‘No’ is 1) unrealistic and 2) part of the problem.  So much for neutrality…

Also, very quickly: Congress repeals ban against gays in military

Finally.

John McCain reaction:

This debate is not about the broader social issues that are being discussed in our society, but what is in the best interest of our military at a time of war

Knock it off, John.  This debate is about intolerance and stubborn opposition to change.

Why so SERIOUS??

•August 4, 2009 • 2 Comments

Libs in Cali pissed off because this poster is showing up on the streets:

From the article:

“Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.

Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.

‘Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,’ says Hutchinson, ‘it is mean-spirited and dangerous.’

‘We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama.'”

Oh, so something like this is news now?  Interesting…

Such short memories…

OK, so ‘stupid’ was the wrong word…

•July 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Like the Kool-Aid man backing out of the demolished court-room wall in Family Guy, Barack Obama is regretting ever letting his voice be heard on Professor Henry Louis Gates’ arrest.

Obama calls white policeman who arrested scholar

The President had this to say:

“I want to make clear that in my choice of words, I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge police department and Sgt. Crowley specifically. “

Ummmm…you said he “acted stupidly.”  I wasn’t an English major and I don’t have a dictionary handy, but I’m fairly confident that characterizing someone’s actions as ‘stupid’ qualifies as ‘maligning’ them…specifically.

He continues:

“And I could’ve calibrated those words differently.”

You…could have calibrated those words differently!?  How full of shit can one man get?

Not about religion? C’mon…it’s the Middle East.

•July 13, 2009 • 1 Comment

Wave of Iraq church bombings stretches into third day

Three months ago our President went to the Middle East and proclaimed that the United States is not at war with Islam.  Since then he’s also said, “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism — it is an important part of promoting peace.”

As it is with most ‘positions’ so rank of politically correct cowardice, none of what he says is blatantly incorrect.  Is our objective in this war to eliminate Islam from the globe?  No.  Are a large number of Muslims in the world on the right side of this fight?  Yes.  But Obama is also refusing to acknowledge Islam’s role as an antagonist and is refusing to look extreme Islam in the eye and call it enemy.  This is no less foolish than calling every Muslim a terrorist.

What say you today, Mr. President?  They’re systematically bombing Christian churches.  Abject political correctness never survives the truth.

“Ask the Messiah! HE’LL know what to do!”

•July 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Democrats Split on Stimulus as Job Losses Mount, Deficit Soars

This gem from IL Senator Dick Durbin:

“I’m not sure how you would do it,” said the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois. He said he would leave any decision on the need for a fiscal stimulus to “the president’s evaluation.”

Nothing says ‘re-elect me!’ quite like ‘The economy!?…I have no friggin clue.  Ask the President.’

Need money? Steal from the rich.

•July 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

U.S. House May Include Surtax on Wealthy in Health-Care Package

How many US legislators do you think would be in favor of an 80% tax on every dollar an individual made in excess of $200,000?  Hell, how many Americans in general would be in favor of it?  Probably more than you might think.  It’s a disturbing thought.

theNimrod on theHealth-beat

•June 30, 2009 • 1 Comment

Study suggests that a few extra pounds can add years to your life – So those ten extra pounds you couldn’t get rid of?  Yeah, keep ’em.  Smart Canadians said so.

Obama still smoking – This is not a Presidency and it’s not journalism.  It’s reality TV.

Scientists kill cancer cells with “trojan horse” – Do it.

Doctors warn against ‘swine flu parties’ – More people that should not be allowed to procreate.

Fat tax for ambulance rides – The real story here is by how much rates went up for heavy people.  If you’re over the prescribed weight, your base rate goes from $629 to $1172 and the per mile charge jumps from $11.09 to $16.  I understand why it costs more to haul the heavies, but is it really THAT much more in equipment and trouble?