Friday, November 21, 2008

BARACK TO THE FUTURE!


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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TYRANY OF THE MINORITY

So the "No On 8" folks are unhappy? Gee, why don't we call off this whole, pesky democracy thing?

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

SHOOTING OUR OWN WOUNDED

Carping critics and whining wimps is all I'm hearing from the Republicans this week. WE LOST, GET OVER IT. All the finger pointing and blame is only harming us. In fact, I'm declaring a moratorium on listening to all this back-stabbing. Here's a thought, nominate someone electable next time.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

WISDOM FROM "W" #1

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

THE UNFAIRNESS DOCTRINE

Democrats in congress are talking openly about reinstating the old, restrictive "Fairness" Doctrine. That is, broadcasters must balance opposing views in their programing. That in itself doesn't sound so bad but what it will do is nothing short of an infringement on free speech.

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

MY PARTY LOST, AMERICA WINS

I voted for John McCain today and he lost. I have to say I'm dissappointed. And yet, its a historic day for America. Barack Obama is this country's first black president. Just forty-five years after Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech on the Mall in Washington DC, that dream is seeing true fulfillment. To that I say amen. The people of my generation can stop bemoaning American racism. It no longer exists in any meaningful way. This election has nailed that coffin shut.

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?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

BELIEVE IT OR NUTS!


Is that Don the Baptist with the Dubbya? He's not a cardboard cut-out