Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Yeah, what's up with the prez-elect re-hiring virtually the entire Clinton administration? Is there nobody not part of Washington party politics who might be, oh I don't know... a CHANGE from business as usual?
This is not change I can believe in, this is another heaping helping of ho-hum, been-there-done-that Democratic Party nostalgia.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I voted yes on proposition 8. I was fully prepared to lose on election day. Had that happened I would have been disappointed and fumed about the state of things here in the State of Confusion, but that would have been the expressed will of the people.
I was prepared to win and see the constitutional amendment go immediately into endless litigation.
I was even prepared to win and watch as the State Supreme Court summarily tossed out the will of the people.
I was NOT prepared to listen to endless, "No fair!" whining from people who suddenly think democracy is not such a good idea. Oh, sorry, I meant to say democracy seems to be okay with them until they don't get their way. And while you're kidding yourself, let me point out that the people of California had already spoken on this issue. The "right" removed was bogus in the first place, something conferred by a few activist judges with an agenda, not the result of a truly legal (and I might add, DEMOCRATIC) process.
Neither was I prepared to endure the biased cheer leading from mainstream media, eschewing even a pretense of objectivity. You guys stink.
My personal favorite whine was; "hey, the vote was only 52 to 48%! that's barely a majority!"
Really? The Obama camp calls that split a mandate from the people.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times." --George Washington
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This won't affect the major news outlets because they fervently believe that stacking five liberals against one conservative IS fairness. The "Fairness" Doctrine is a blatant attempt to shut down talk radio which for the most part is conservative in content. There is a reason for that; conservative talk radio sells advertising because it draws a huge audience. Liberal talk radio does not because it does not. The highly touted Air America went belly up in just a few months.
So, what do political liberals do when confronted with speech they don't like? they try to shut it down. Free speech to political liberals means speech they agree with. Speech they don't agree with is ipso fatso; "hate speech."
The concept of free political speech is enshrined in our county's heritage. I have nothing but contempt for double-speak which blathers nobly about "freedom of the press" while trying to muzzle individuals' rights to free expression. It is nothing less than hypocrisy.
When I was in college--lo, these many long years past--my liberal professors were quite proud of the liberal tradition. Many times they announced with great pride, "I may disagree with you, but I will die for your right to disagree." That's a far cry from the crybabys in today's liberal camp.
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
George Orwell, Preface to Animal Farm
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
John McCain's concession speech was nothing but class and a fitting valediction for the man. I wish President Elect Obama a great presidency. I pray for his safety. Most of all I wish for an end to the tit-for-tat, You-dissed-my-guy-so-I'll-diss-yours-politics of the past sixteen years. Can we get on with our normal lives again?