Yesterday I experienced serious computer problems. Damned thing shut down and would not start. Windows “automatic fixes” didn’t fix anything. I thought my buddy Mike, the computer maven, had it fixed, but now the thing shuts down and may or may not re-start, depending on its “mood.” Looks like more work needs to be done.
Point is, if I disappear, don’t take it personally. It is just a case of the Cyber Gods dropping a major turd in my punchbowl.
I am 22% White Trash.
I, my friend, have class. I am so not white trash. . I am more than likely Democrat, and my place is neat, and there is a good chance I may never drink wine from a box.
Of course, the part about “more than likely [a] Democrat” is troubling and deadass wrong.
Swiped it from Captain SQL
Over the years I have written about the Jersey Political Swamp until my fingers have damned near bled. Despite the festering pustule that is Jersey politics, nothing —nothing seems to change.
I give you the latest specimen of fetid political glop that has percolated to the surface.
Sure, he resigned (while pretending heâ€™s nuts), but nothing will change. The Democrat party could put Daffy Duck in his place and olâ€™ Daffy would be swept into office.
We may have 126 miles of sandy beaches, but we also have 126 miles of Stupid.
As I listened to Barack ______ Obamaâ€™s Berlin speech, I could not escape the thought that it sounded like something I had heard before. This morning, as I was doing the morning ground pound, it dawned on me.
When I was in seventh grade (a few years after Newton figured out the gravity thing), the local Optimist Club ran an oratorical contest (they still do), the theme of which was â€œOptimism: Ingredient for True Leadership.â€ Many students wrote speeches on that theme and delivered them before a panel of judges. Those of us who did not choose to enter the competition (I believe I had discovered rock and roll by that time) also got to listen to the speeches.
Thinking back, I have to say that it would have been close, but Barack _____ Obamaâ€™s Berlin speech just might have nosed out the speeches of those seventh graders for the win.
I have never bought into the baloney that we shouldn’t be in Iraq, because the “Real War,” the one worth fighting. is in Afghanistan. Of late, this has become an important part of Barack _________ Obama’s Dog and Pony Show. I came across ten questions that one would think a real reporter, rathen than a media cheerleader, would pose to Senator Obama. They are as follows:
1. Why does Senator Obama advocate a surge of troops in Afghanistan though he considers a surge of troops in Iraq to have been a mistake?
2. Why is a stable Afghanistan crucial to US interests while a stable Iraq is not?
3. How long does Senator Obama expect to keep troops in Afghanistan?
4. Why is an open-ended commitment in Afghanistan manageable while the same in Iraq is not?
5. How much does Senator Obama expect to spend rebuilding Afghanistan?
6. Why is rebuilding Afghanistan affordable while rebuilding Iraq is not?
7. Why does Senator Obama consider the ethno-sectarian issues in Iraq to be nearly intractable while in Afghanistan they are something we can overcome?
8. If leaving Iraq will make the Iraqi government behave more responsibly, how will an increased presence in Afghanistan affect the Afghan government?
9. Why does Senator Obama advocate a “surge in diplomacy” and multilateralism in Iraq while simultaneously advocating unilateral action in the Pakistani tribal areas?
10. How large of a “residual force” will be left in Iraq and for how long?
I won’t be holding my breath waiting for the questions, and if they are ever asked, I won’t be able to hold down solid food listening to the answers.
A commenter (Grow Fins) to this post at Hot Air stated:
ya know, the only people who are claiming Obama is a â€œmessiahâ€ or â€œChristâ€ are pundits on the right. Itâ€™s a lame joke. Change the record, why donâ€™tcha.
To which another commenter (TheBigOldDog) replied:
Christ? No, but maybe somebody else you know from history. Can you guess who?
* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences – Check
* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise – Check
* Creates his own new symbols of power – Check
* Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals – Check
* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light – Check
* Uses, â€œglorious leaderâ€ style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations – Check (see German campaign poster for example)
* Wants Secret Police force – Check
* Somebody powerful people think they can control – Check
* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents – Check
* Seeks to replace God with the State – Check
* People adopting his name as their own – Check
* Inspires adoration art – Check
* Appropriates symbols of past German glory – Check
* Never plans on giving up power – Check (Obama to be president for the next â€œeight to 10 yearsâ€)
* A narcissistic megalomaniac – Check
* Brazenly Takes credit for other peopleâ€™s accomplishments – Check
* Wants to builds â€œyouthâ€ movement through State service – Check
* Acts as if in power before he is – Check
Sehr interessant, nicht wahr?
Went into Manhattan today with several legal types. Lunch at Sardiâ€™s, a New York landmark, and afterwards we saw Mamma Mia. I had doubts about the show going in, as I am not an ABBA fan, and Iâ€™ve heard it said that no guy goes to see Mamma Mia unless he was dragged there by a woman.
Let me say that it is difficult to imagine someone not liking Mamma Mia. The performers had singing voices that could knock the rear wall down, the band was absolutely superb and there were plenty oâ€™ laughs as well.
If you find yourself in New York and looking to be very well entertained for a couple hours, I highly recommend the show.
PRS was there when Barack _______ Obama, freshman Senator and former community activist, delivered a speech to the troops in Iraq in which he spoke extensively about the redeployment of several combat brigades as part of his plan for withdrawing from Iraq. At the conclusion of his speech, he invited questions.
PFC: Sir, my name is Private First Class Edward Andrews, and I was wondering if you know which is larger â€“ a brigade or a battalion?
B_O: I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s the issue. The important issue facing this country is the need to end this war and take the fight to Afghanistan, where the real enemy is.
PFC: Sir, do you know which is larger â€“ a squad or a platoon?
B_O: Again, thatâ€™s not important. What is important is that we use the military effectively. Any more questions?
PFC: No, sir. Iâ€™ve heard enough.
It’s murderously hot in the Garden State today, with humidity that makes the air like soup. I will venture out to the deck when the sun gets a bit lower and cook some tequila lime chicken on Mr. Grill. No sense firing up the stove to do battle with the air conditioning.
Anyway, if you have a few minutes to kill, you might find this to be entertaining. I did.
Well, isnâ€™t this just precious?
It seems that some Obama supporters are making threats, including death threats, against those who supported Hillary and refuse to back Obama. Some of those threatened have indicated that they will *gasp* vote for McCain.
A blogger in the latter group is New Jerseyâ€™s Gigglechick. She is now offering â€œDeMcCratâ€ tee shirts. Good for her.
Note: This post is not a Hillary Lovefest, as I have often made my opinion of Senator Clinton very clear. Itâ€™s just that I believe that people who threaten other people because of political differences to be UnAmerican, UnCivilized, UnDemocratic and very, very UnProgressive.