Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer sees “the collapse of American liberalism” in sight, in no small part because of the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
“We have not just Obamacare unraveling, not just the Obama administration unraveling, not just the Democratic majority of the Senate [unraveling], but we could be looking at the collapse of American liberalism,” Krauthammer told Bill O’Reilly . .
. . and that’s when the Hawking singularity blurgh’ed across San Francisco, atomizing the entire – well, you know the rest. Now we’ve got ninety-nine channels of Creed on XM and Duck Dynasty in end-to-end syndication on the satellite dish. Because liberalism was only a loaner and, thank gawd, Herbert Hoover finally got his variable valve-timing fixed.
How did this happen? Near as I recall there was this website, and there were these bad insurance policies, but the government said ‘Wait – give those back.’ Then it all became one big blur. Now I couldn’t be more grateful to Mitt Romney for his infectious charm and sage advice. Join us, father. It’s bliiiisss…
Say, while we’re here, we might as well see what Roger’s cooking:
If I were Barack Obama, I would resign as president.
Yes. That too will happen. Say ‘hello’ to Sydney Omarr for me…
After insulting and ignoring ‘Mexicans’ throughout the 2012 election, and before, the GOP have themselves a pair of problems: defeat and Mexicans. Let’s start there. And let’s dismiss that ‘racism’ is a problem because problems are things that should go away.
We’ve seen Republicans make fledgling efforts. Some have tackled the offset by trying to be nice. This was under the assumption that the Mexicans were pissed about the heat coming from the right side. Which is a fine assumption. Marco Rubio demonstrates:
“What I think will honor our legacy as a nation, is if we can do something that respects the rule of law, but also treats these people in a humane and respectful way,” Rubio said.
If the deployment of “humane and respectful” doesn’t throw you, you haven’t been listening. This is a leap forward in discourse. It had previously been a habit to speak of Mexicans in terms like “criminals” and “parasites.” As it was with The Heritage Foundation who claimed they were lousy with stupidity:
The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations. The consequences are a lack of socioeconomic assimilation among low-IQ immigrant groups, more underclass behavior, less social trust, and an increase in the proportion of unskilled workers in the American labor market.
Jason Richwine lost his job with that. After it became a controversy, but still. Progress.
Or not. It seems with every creep forward one of the Daddies feels the need to step up and unburden his mind. Many Republicans are neither intellectually nor viscerally comfortable with being nice to Mexicans.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that President Obama would not be president if it weren’t for the 1986 amnesty bill that Ronald Reagan signed into law.
Recall that Obama has damaged America beyond hope.
He said conservative estimates show that, on average, each of these people brought in five others, leading to 15 million more people in the country, most of whom voted for Obama.
“[T]hey have to admit that Ronald Reagan’s signature on the ’86 amnesty act brought about Barack Obama’s election,” King concluded on the House floor.
“[I]t’s clear to anybody that can do any kind of statistical analysis that Barack Obama wouldn’t be President of the United States without Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty act.”
Here’s to the chance they swallow that. Then they’ll be forced to face the issue on King’s terms: Should the Democrats keep winning? Or should America become North Korea? Tough choices.
The way out involves accepting immigrants. Once Republicans try that, the Mexicans will listen to the pitch. Don’t bet it will happen soon.
• Empaths have the ability to scan another’s psyche for thoughts and feelings or for past, present, and future life occurrences. Many empaths are unaware of how this actually works, and have long accepted that they were sensitive to others.
Ann Althouse approaching. Must be prepared.
• An empath can sense the truth behind the cover and will act compassionately to help that person express him/herself, thus making them feel at ease and not so desperately alone.
The word “umbrella” appears exactly once in Obama’s “Dreams From My Father.” * Who is Althouse? * Contribute * Shop AMAZON *
I’m searching the text, because I’ve been thinking, this morning, about the fascination with Obama’s interaction with the Marine and the umbrella, and that set me looking into umbrellas as a famously Freudian symbol . .
See the ‘interaction’ between The Traitor, The Marine and The Folly Brolly:
Marine: (To himself) “Don’t touch my uniform, you New Guinea c*cks*cker.”
You get why Ann wanted to mind-meld with “Obama’s interaction with the Marine and the umbrella.” Why, if you crane your cerebellum’s neck you can juuust catch a Freudian glance at IT’S AN UMBRELLA YOU HOUSECAT. No gosh no. It’s not once Althouse and her emoticlysms engage. Can’t you see, Timmy? The rain is irony, the President a castaway, and the umbrella is a hollow stump tucked inside the basement wardrobe where a shimmering portal to an unseen world of well I was just thinking about it . .
. . Obama, in Africa, falls to the ground between the graves of his father and his grandfather and cries.
“. . A light rain began to fall, the drops tapping on the leaves above. I was about to light a cigarette when I felt a hand on my arm. I turned to find Bernard squatting beside me, trying to fit the two of us under a bent-up old umbrella.
‘They wanted me to see if you were okay,’ he said.”
. . beedle-oo beedle-oo beedle-oo . .
Flash forward, and he’s President. He is in the Rose Garden. It starts to rain. No man suddenly appears with an umbrella. He is getting wet and he is President — with plenty of airplanes and rifles and all of the world’s greatest military at hand — but he is still getting wet.
He has to order the Marine to shelter him. It isn’t Bernard squatting with a bent-up old umbrella. It’s a Marine in full-dress uniform, with a fine unbent umbrella, which is nevertheless not correct under the official — male, rigid — Marine Corps regulations. Where are the words of encouragement, the embraces, the strong, true love?
. . ?
Now, here is the whole world gathered around him. Was there ever anything more unlike the time when he was alone between 2 graves? And yet, back then, the moment a light rain began to fall, his brother was there, sent by others who loved to see if he was okay.
And here he is, the center of the whole world’s attention, and he had to call for the umbrella. He is not okay.
He is not okay. Miraculous. We should have expected this after a United Federation of Planets mission crashed on Betazed.
It’s been a little while since I checked in with our Christian friends at Run Away, America! Renew America. If you’re into Thorazine walkabouts, this would a great place to catch a dose of Jesus-flavored nutso.
A quick read of the site amazes. The inmates are still banging away at Obama’s birthplace? His religion? They’re attacking his sexuality? Yes, absolutely. There is nothing too unhinged to really draw out and linger upon, usually accompanied with the helpless flailing of arms and the hot eye-crapping of tears. The desperation is uni-omni and palpable. My God. Is there just no way out of Satan’s ass?
On any assumption of goodwill toward America and its institutions, Obama’s policies appear incoherent, disjointed, incompetent, and self-destructive. On the assumption of hostility toward America’s vital interests and its way of life, however, they resolve into the rational, coherent, and indeed directly linear pursuit of its destruction.
That’s Alan Keyes, he runs the place. That’s a sober opinion frankly. Lloyd Marcus:
. . Obama’s socialist/progressive monster is wrecking havoc making all of the Left’s cultural and societal dreams come true; the redefinition of marriage, government control of your children, suppression of Christianity, disarming the American people, open borders and amnesty for illegals, a majority of the population on government assistance and most devastating of all, government having total control of our behavior – deciding who lives and who dies via Obamacare.
Does your health insurance control your behavior? Do you know? Or do you think you know because . . ibid. Anyway, get ready for the Aetna Robocalypse 2014. Sher Zieve:
Taking on the tone of the surreal, recent “massacres” – many aspects of which strongly appear to have been staged by the ObamaGov and Marxist Hollywood for maximum effect toward assisting them in establishing a US police state – from Aurora, CO through Sandy Hook to the latest Boston Marathon bombings are continuing to develop into what appear to be “staged events” status.
You thought a massacre was an historic event, but it’s constantly changing – like the weather. You wake up and wonder who shot Gabby Giffords this morning. Maybe the winds will pick up and that 8 year-old boy will survive the bombing. Hope springs eternal. Laurie Roth on you know who:
He is truthfully, a Muslim, most likely Muslim Brotherhood in orientation, posing as a Christian only to manipulate votes. He masks himself as a Democrat, but is really by his endless associations, actions and big government over-reach a bold socialist-Communist.
There is bold evidence that he is gay or bi-sexual. Endless witnesses from Chicago clubs and news sources, even some who say they had sex with Obama, verified this lifestyle when Obama was a senator. He was part of the “down low” club for gay guys in Rev. Wright’s church. The gay community there called him “Bath House” Barry. He was a regular in gay clubs in Chicago, but media and politicians are supposed to pretend this ain’t so.
There is zero evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii or anyplace else in this country.
The bee’s knees, isn’t it? He’s a Coolie Commie Muslim fag. I dare say it’s the perfect post. There doesn’t seem to be a single thing missing.
Is there any doubt that this man is a precursor to the Antichrist? Not in my mind.
Oops, thanks Matt. Don’t forget Satan. And don’t forget to vote Santorum/Mephisto in 2016.
Somebody has to do something about the effortless manner in which Adam Lanza blew about 100 holes in 20 six year-olds in maybe 3 minutes. Somebody has to do something because half the country is threatening to shoot anything that moves and sneezes in the direction of their arsenals, which is to say Adam Lanza is aiming to do it again. Somebody with some power really needs to push the fools back because doing nothing is how Adam wins. And he always wins.
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks . .
There go a few of Obama’s suggested 23 executive orders for tackling chronic gun violence. (EOs are actions a president may take to direct federal agency policies and procedures.) There’s not a one here that will make any real dent in spree killing tomorrow. It will take all 23 of those and plenty of legislation to make that happen. But the idea that the Executive could take any action without a formal “Pretty Please?” directed at Rand Paul that he can then set fire to, crap on, stuff into a flaming grocery bag and chuck onto the White House roof is problematic. If Rand can’t single-handedly stop whatever a President legally undertakes well that is Damned Aristocratic:
Obama is telling agencies to file data! Gaspar, the guillotine. And have you ever heard the term “smacks of legislation”? It smacks of dipshit. This is what we expect from Rand Paul television, national Dipshit Theater. The bong-worshiping chronically baked teen has grown into a public prank in service to his half-baked intellect. And let’s not be so kind as to pretend he doesn’t always sound epically boiled (he always does).
There is no sensible cause that Rand won’t recognize as wildly unconstitutional. There is nothing the state should do as long as there is camera time for Rand to play Liberty The Self-Shpritzing Clown. If he ran his bike into a mailbox, Rand would try to de-fund the U.S. Postal Service. No kidding. Listen to the Senator take a Department of Energy executive to task over the rickety fixtures in his house:
“I think there should be self-examination from the administration on the idea that you favor a woman’s right to an abortion but you don’t favor a woman, or a man’s, right to choose what kind of light bulb, what kind of dishwasher . .”
In the middle of her response to Paul’s line of comments, [Kathleen] Hogan said, “My view is what you want —”
“Is to buy a toilet that works!” Paul interrupted.
Hogan replied: “I can help you find a toilet that works.”
“You don’t care about the consumer really,” Mr. Paul said. “Frankly, my toilets don’t work in my house, and I blame you.”
How did the same department that mines our uranium manage to throw a turnip into the politician’s bidet? Because The Government.
Tell me, did you expect a guy from the beautiful state of Kentucky to act horrified at the spreading blight of mountain top removal? Are you sure he’d thwart the razing of his own geography for a few loads of filthy hydrocarbon? Think again:
I think coal gets a bad name because I think a lot of the land apparently is quite desirable once it’s been flattened out. As I came over here from Harlan, you’ve got quite a few hills. I don’t think anybody’s going to be missing a hill or two here and there. And some people like having the flat land. Some of it apparently has become quite valuable when it’s become flattened.
Kentucky might wanna sit a spell with the Texas panhandle, the two of you will have a lot in common soon. Which is pretty cool to imagine knowing the way it will piss off Louis the Obama.
To be honest, there is no characteristic uniquely Rand’s that the other anti-America guerrillas don’t already stockpile in spades. I only thought it instructive to point out he’s a stupid douche. His War on the President will be the latest of his intellectual and initiative flameouts given there have been 13,600 executive orders (going back to Abraham Lincoln) and only two have been overturned. Good luck with that.
But pathetic as he is, he’s dangerous. In the name of freedom, Rand Paul will try to give Adam Lanza every opportunity to kill more children next time. It was the Rand Pauls of yesteryear that made it possible this time around.
The last time I read the august opinions of Dilbert toon artist Scott Adams, I understood him to be a hectoring misogynist given to self-admiration. He was pretty much a twin of your local Lamborghini-renting B-movie producer any time over the last fifty years. Here was his advice to Us Men with regards to women:
You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first.
So he is a powerful but charitable sort. He once donned a sockpuppet to tell the internet he had a “certified genius I.Q., and that’s hard to hide.” He got caught, so he was right. Maybe he is a douche. But what a shame it would be not to know the personal particulars of the wide-ranging leviathan, Scott Adams.
Yesterday, Three Panel Godzilla himself wrote a sort of Rube Goldberg contraption. Then he posted it on the internet. It’s an ethical/political hypothetical so byzantine you’d likely get halfway through then call the Coast Guard to get you out. Buddha help you should you try to tackle Scott’s quandry without being blessed with, say, Bobby Fischer’s eyes.
Here it is below. But know this. My blog is a standard model, meaning you’ll be on your own. You won’t find a dictionary or GPS or fire extinguisher anywhere within your grasp. So good luck.
The next question is for supporters of President Obama. Let’s say your political views map closely to the President’s positions. He’s your guy. But suppose you found out he once killed an American citizen in the United States to help his reelection. And assume, as with the CEO example, that the facts of the killing are undisputed and the President found a legal means to avoid prosecution. In that hypothetical case, would you still vote for President Obama? Or would you say it is a firing offense for a President to kill a citizen to advance his career?
Put him in jail. Darn I jumped the gun, sshhh.
I predict that every one of you favored firing the hypothetical CEO for killing a guy to get ahead. My second prediction is that every Republican reader of this blog favored firing President Obama in the hypothetical and imaginary case of him murdering a citizen to get elected. My third prediction is that supporters of President Obama will quibble with the hypothetical example, or my comparison to the CEO, or say President Obama is still a better option than Romney. In other words, for most supporters of President Obama, I don’t think there is such a thing as a “firing offense.”
Prediction 1: You’re wrong. There are lunatics that think a guy like that, especially if he’s gotten away with homicide, is awesome. He gets the keys to Goldman Sachs, and they want a thousand shares. Prediction 2: You’re right. But that has nothing to do with the crime. They’d shoot the President if he so much as walked into town without the Secret Service. Prediction 3: You’re wrong. I can’t explain this one to you because you’re too damn intelligent.
For the record, President Obama did not technically kill anyone to get elected. That was just a hypothetical example. But he is putting an American citizen in jail for 10 years to life for operating medical marijuana dispensaries in California where it is legal under state law. And I assume the President – who has a well-documented history of extensive marijuana use in his youth – is clamping down on California dispensaries for political reasons, i.e. to get reelected. What other reason could there be?
Maybe he’s trying to fire up his base: abolitionists and World War II veterans. The President’s oath to protect the Constitution could be relevant as well. Anyway, Scott the fretted cartoon Zeus decides he must vote for Mitt Romney, as he is the answer. By all means: Let’s us first welcome Mitt to the White House. And let’s us then watch his DEA crank up the Fourth Amendment violations. I don’t know, really, would a Republican do that? Ramrod your doors to search for your stash? Scott is Einstein of the Funnies.
Really, it was the last thing I expected to happen. But there he was.
Obama was mysterious, handsome, black, and would give us hope and change.
I don’t know. I’d have to start all over again with hmmm you say black? Oooh.
Barack Hussein Obama boldly seduced over half our country, dripping with sound bite lies and deception. He made love to our country. He had won, and Bush had lost.
Had gotten itself rout-ed, wink wink. WORTH IT. Ptew! Ptew!
Obama would change the United States of America into a submissive, vapor of herself, and force her to submit to Islam and Sharia Law. He would come after our 1st Amendment rights (he already has), the internet (in the works), our 2nd Amendment rights and guns (scheming through treaties and executive orders), control our banking records, and even how long we may live (through Obamacare — its death panels, lines, controls, fines, and tyranny).
The eternally disappointed Mark Steyn. He still doesn’t like the President.
. . most of all the future will belong to people who look back at the Obama era and marvel that there was a courageous far-sighted man willing to take on the tough task of slowing the rise of the oceans because the future will belong to people on viable land masses.
The non-viable land masses being cursed holograms. Damn you, laser clouds. Is climate change stupid or what? I mean, pffft. Right? Take that, science.
This futuristic shtick is a cheap’n’cheesy rhetorical device (I speak as the author of a book called “After America,” whose title is less futuristic than you might think) but it seems to play well with the impressionable Obammysoxers of the press corps.
Oh everybody is lame. Steyn has been doing this whiny schtick since the day he was born. And yet, look!
Zoiks. If there’s another human being as cheap’n’cheesy as Mark Steyn, I will be shocked. I will be like . . WHAAAA?
The modern American Egyptian saint. Hail or crucify? Let’s get him.
Obama to Condemn Christian Filmmaker Before United Nations
We don’t like the religious and we’re not so hot on movies either. We’re urbane. We are the space age people of doing buggery and drugs in shrinking spaces. Where are the priests? I’ve got some urbanization to do.
Not only are we seeing the White House and State Department call more attention to the Mohammed-mocking “Innocence of Muslims” than any terrorist network ever could’ve hoped for . .
The White House? This?
On September 17, about 500,000 Lebanese protested in Beirut at a rally where Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah made a rare public appearance, calling for sustained protests against the film, calling the protests the “start of a serious movement in defense of the prophet” . .
On September 18, a female suicide bomber drove a car filled with explosives into a mini-bus with foreign aviation workers in Afghanistan, killing at least nine people, reportedly including eight South Africans and a British woman and possibly also a number of Afghans.
The White House’s fault? They can barely run a presidential campaign. They can round up maybe 10,000 people, but only with months of planning. I don’t think so.
. . but the President’s indefensible scapegoating of the film and filmmaker to draw attention and blame away from U.S. security failures apparently knows no bounds . .
My God, between the media and the Obama White House, we are finally witnessing Orwell’s “1984″ blossom to life.
1984: The Breit Bartening. It opens with the Pope of one country. He films a documentary about the Prophet of another country. No one knows about anything ’til a great blogger —–> #WAR. The peasants are screamed into protests of submission. Or submissions of protest. The media rub their hands and broadcast it all. Everybody dies. It’s pretty much The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.
NC State Sen. David Rouzer on the congressional campaign trail. He makes a poor case for the Romney/Ryan ticket:
“When we get them in, you know what’s gonna happen? You are going to see a big change. You’re going to see number one that America is going to be respected again around the world. You’re going to see all this turmoil that’s taking place, you’re going to see them look up and say ‘Guess what? The American people have spoken and maybe we need to cut it out a little bit. Maybe we need to tone it down a little bit because now we have real men in the White House…’ That’s right, no girly men.”
David might want to tweak his message. The people have already figured this one out. Langer Research Associates polled over a thousand Americans, and . .
Obama would beat the crap out of Mittens. Yes, I realize that average Americans are not David’s macho-obsessed terrorists. The Muslims are the ones who ought to be cowering. But I doubt an argument like “We know Mitt’s a pussy but the Arabs don’t” will win people over.
Poor measly politician. Paltry little candidate. Pitiable Paul Ryan. He’s got the attention, he’s got the VP slot. He’s got the big intentions. He’s got the idealism to make Walter Mitty swoon. But he’s also got the kibosh. He is, in the end, not much more than a name. Paul Ryan. This is the truth. And this is everything that 13 years of his political swashbuckling have gotten us:
Ryan, who Mitt Romney has tapped as his running mate, passed a bill into law in July 2000 that renames a post office in his district. Thanks to Ryan, the post office on 1818 Milton Ave. in Janesville, Wis., is now known as “Les Aspin Post Office Building.”
The other time Ryan saw one of his bills become law was in December 2008, with legislation to change the way arrows (as in bows and arrows) are hit with an excise tax.
Two lousy bills. For cheaper arrows. And a ‘Les Aspin’ post office. What a laughable bonanza. Normally a politician would have to be deceased to be this good. In his four years in the Capitol, I’d say no-good useless amateur Senator Obama did a little better:
Obama cosponsored the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act. He introduced two initiatives that bore his name: Lugar–Obama, which expanded the Nunn–Lugar cooperative threat reduction concept to conventional weapons; and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which authorized the establishment of USAspending.gov, a web search engine on federal spending. On June 3, 2008, Senator Obama—along with Senators Tom Carper, Tom Coburn, and John McCain—introduced follow-up legislation: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008.
Oh my. Hard to believe Republicans want this Ryan do-nothing ‘a heartbeat away,’ as they say, from running the country. He’s a silly man. I suppose some politicians are ideologues, and some are dreamers. Some folks never do any better than talking big about big things they don’t take seriously.
Congressman Paul Ryan can grandstand about the debt all he wants, but at the end of the day, Ryan is a root cause of many of the financial issues our country faces today… From supporting two unfunded wars, to dumping millions of senior citizens into the Medicare Part D “donut hole” while tying the hands of the government to negotiate prescription drug prices, and from fighting for subsidies for Big Oil that his family personally benefits from, to supporting the unfunded Bush tax cuts for his wealthiest campaign contributors, Paul Ryan’s hypocrisy is astounding… Congressman Ryan had 10 years in Congress – almost all with a House Republican majority – to reduce the deficit, prior to President Obama’s election. He did nothing.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a congressman who’s spent more of your money than Paul Ryan. You’ll find nobody who’s as nasty to the poor and the elderly while being so kind to the rich. Hypocrisy is barely the word to describe Mr. Budget Hawk. Remember Ryan’s two-faced dealing with Obama’s stimulus? No one but nobody was more opposed to it:
–”That stimulus didn’t put more private-sector people to work.”
–”The point I’m trying to make is, the stimulus was a failure.”
–“I opposed the stimulus because it doesn’t work, it didn’t work. It brought us deeper into debt. It was about $1.1 trillion when you add the borrowing cost, it put us deeper in debt and further out of work.”
No, he’d never want any part of such an evil thing:
Two years ago, during an interview on WBZ’s NewsRadio he was asked by a caller if he “accepted any money” into his district. Ryan said he did not.
“I’m not one [of those] people who votes for something then writes to the government to ask them to send us money. I did not request any stimulus money,” the congressman answered.
But Paul’s a liar. He’s exactly one of those people. At least four times he lobbied administration officials to get his hands on that poisonous government cash:
“Dear Secretary Solis: I am writing to express my support for the Energy Center of Wisconsin’s grant application for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Energy Training Partnership Grants . . ”
“Dear Secretary Chu: I am writing to express my support for the Energy Center of Wisconsin and its partners’ grant application for the Recovery Act — Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnerships . . “
On and on. Remarkable. So there you have the guy, Paul Ryan. The dreamer. The hypocrite. The do-nothing. He’s close to being the ultimate politician, is he not? A big fat combination of useless and bullshit.