Thursday, July 17, 2014

Come to the USA, there's lots of goodies waiting!

Ray Stevens sums it up in a song:

Come to the USA.
It will be your lucky day
‘Cause when you get in there’s lots of goodies waitin’
Like health care, welfare, free education,
Help with your voter registration
And drivers license and credit cards
And license plates for your old car.
Lots of jobs for you to do
And employers who’ll turn a blind eye, too.
Come to the USA!

Hat tip: Eagle Rising

Friday, July 04, 2014

July 4th, 2014

On this Fourth of July as our nation is imperiled by the narcissistic buffoon and would-be dictator, Barack Obama,

I am reminded of the words of Benjamin Franklin at the close of the Constitutional Convention: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin, Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy? A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Obamacare Victory Lap? You have to be kidding!

Burt Prelutsky, The Magical, Mythical, Seven Million:

We have heard Obama blathering for so long about seven million sign-ups to the Affordable Care Act being a sure sign of success that, like the audience at a magic show, we have fallen for the misdirection that is the secret of every magician’s sleight-of-hand.

To begin with, we are being asked to ignore the fact that millions who have signed up used to pay for their own health insurance before ObamaCare forced their policies to be ruled null and void. Next, we are asked to ignore the fact that a large percentage of those people being counted haven’t even made their first payment and, therefore, aren’t actually enrolled. And, finally, we are asked to overlook the fact that, initially, we were told that 40% of the new sign-ups had to be young and healthy — the so-called invincibles — the latest estimate is that the number is closer to 25%.

Still, even if we go along with their numbers, we are still left with a question that nobody connected to the current regime has answered. Namely: what’s the big frigging deal — to channel my inner Joe Biden — about seven million? When Obama, Pelosi and Reid, were shoving this humongous suppository up our collective tuchis, they insisted it was to insure the 40 million people who had no health insurance. So even if they have seven million signed up, and even if we don’t drive the point home that this law forced six million policies to be cancelled by the end of 2013, seven million only represents a mere 18% of those 40 million.

For such dismal results, it would take a moron like Obama to invalidate the patient-doctor relationship, cripple the nation’s economy, hurt small businesses and up-end a health care program that worked just fine for the overwhelming majority of Americans.

After they get through patting themselves on the back for taking away health insurance from six million people and making them sign up for this fustercluck, the Obama regime and their press sycophants can get back to not counting people who have given up searching for work as unemployed.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beer For My Horses - Toby Keith and Willie Nelson

Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street for all the people to see

We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
We’ve got too much corruption, too much crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ’em all to their maker and he’ll settle ’em down

Saturday, February 22, 2014

It was a nice country while it lasted

The Soul of a Curmudgeon by Fred Reed:

Ah, the guttering candle of civilization! How I love it. The dwindling flames warm the cockles of a curmudgeon’s heart (whatever precisely a cockle may be): the galloping rot, the stampede to enstupidation, the gathering night of the Fifth Century.
The signs are as clear as pigeon droppings on a martial statue. This, from UCLA, a daycare center in California which was formerly a university

     Racial tensions are inflamed at the University of California at Los Angeles following several incidents — most notably, one where a professor corrected the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in minority students’ assignments.
    The act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression,” according to the members of the student group “Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,” which launched a sit-in during a subsequent meeting of the class.

Wonderful! This is heady stuff. Graduate students “of color” (which never seems to include Chinese or Koreans, who can spell) can’t be expected to distinguish “its” from “it’s.” Fourth-grade English is just too hard for them, and they must be sheltered from the burden. Apparently they attend university to avoid being expected to learn anything.


Protecting minorities (which category never seems to include Jews, men, Mensans, or Anglo-Saxons) from the travails of learning would seem more racist than requiring it of them, but never mind. Keep ’em dumb, keep ’em mad. Especially, keep their tuition. Onward into the gloaming. Let the show go on.

The inevitable inevitably happens, and it is. (You saw it here first.) Someone famously said that democracy lasts until the unworthy learn that they can vote themselves the treasury. Yes. More generally, until they learn that they can vote themselves everything. Here is the backbone of American domestic policy, if that is the right word for floundering narcissism. The inadequate and barely lettered, by weight of numbers, can simply declare themselves the equals of their betters (or should I say “there betters”?). They don’t have to accomplish anything. They simply assert that they have done it, or that doing it is elitist and therefore reprehensible. 

There's much more by following the link, but I also suggest the link to the UCLA article to appreciate the full measure of the foolishness complete with the professor's nauseous self-criticism.

Found at American Digest.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Super Bowl may be a crowd pleaser, but it can't beat Shaolin Soccer

Hang on until the end where the goalie loses his clothes. No word on the cheerleaders, but they have the all important gay demographic covered.