Sunday, March 27, 2011

Obama Vs. Dubya Vs. Libya

How do we judge our leaders? Usually with a large degree of bias and hypocrisy. I'll admit that I'm less angry with President Obama and this third war than I am about President Bush and his first two. Both Bush and Obama have cut taxes, bailed out the banks and Wall Street, and overseen undeclared wars in the Middle East, but we're willing to assume our guy acted in good faith, while the other guy did not.
Since we're now even deeper into tragic-comedy, it seems appropriate that the best coverage of recent events comes from The Daily Show:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

You don't have to be crazy to work here, but...

It's odd how some fans of libertarianism and individual liberty believe that corporations should have the same rights as a person, but not be obligated to pay taxes on their profits or be subject to the same standards as an individual. If trans-national corporations were people, they'd all be locked away or awaiting trial.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Who would you rather have as a neighbor:

The Bakers, a white dysfunctional Christian family struggling with unemployment, addiction, violence and abuse, or...

The Bakrs, a functional black Islamic family that is fortunate enough to be free of many of the issues facing the Bakers?

I'd prefer the family that doesn't have members going in and out of prison and is less likely to smash their car into mine or even one of my children.

The same goes for my choice of president. I'd rather have a candidate who happens to be agnostic, a fundamentalist Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, or a Mormon as long as she possesses good judgment and will serve the common good. Maybe it's time to see who has hijacked the party of Lincoln and turned it into the grotesque and cynical caricature of itself. Then maybe we should check on whatever happened to the Democrats' spine.

Politics just got more interesting...

The Wall Street Journal's article on the Wisconsin bill to restrict union bargaining noted:
the National Republican Trust, a political-action committee, has created a one-minute ad that will begin airing across Wisconsin Thursday, said Scott Wheeler, executive director of the organization. The spot shows union protesters gathered in Madison, the capital, as a narrator says: "Our economy is suffering. Most of us are doing with less, and some are doing without. So why are government employees' unions demanding more?"Mr. Wheeler said the trust had bought 180 spots and that the ad would run on both network television and cable.
The last paragraph of the article mentions that the unions AREN'T asking for more:
Mr. Walker's budget bill seeks to address a projected $3.6 billion shortfall by asking public employees to pick up more than $300 million in their pension and health-care costs. The unions have agreed to the cuts but have refused to accept restrictions on their ability to bargain collectively. That sticking point has kept 14 Democrat senators from returning to Madison.
There's no doubt that a recall election is a sure thing now. I'd love to see Walker impeached. Of course, Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch isn't any better. She ended up apologising last year for her remarks that Wisconsin can'tjust be handing out money to anyone. This is a slippery slope. In addition to that, at what point are we going to OK marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table, or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Our first Islamic President?

With the new Congressional Witch Hunt scheduled to start soon, I thought it fitting to honor President Bush's tolerance towards Judaism and Christianity's sister religion.
We can also expect more political fireworks than usual this Fourth of July:
One Million is the organizer and presenter of the upcoming One Million Muslim March. The planned event is not to be an actual march, but rather a gathering of Muslims from across the US, at the Anacostia Park in Washington DC, July 4, 2011. The One Million Muslim March will be a gathering of Muslims from across sectarian, ideological, racial, ethnic,language and all other barriers. We will come together to re-establish the feelings of brother and sisterhood among Muslim Americans, and to begin the difficult process of post 9/11 healing.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


From the Huffington Post:

"Obamacare is bad law, bad policy, and it is bad for America's families," Romney declared. "And that's the reason why President Obama will be a one-term president."
..."One thing I would never do is to usurp the constitutional power of states with a one-size-fits-all federal takeover," Romney said, again earning applause. "The federal government isn't the answer for running health care any more than it's the answer for running Amtrak or the post office."(sic)

...Obama praised the efforts in Massachusetts during a meeting with governors at the White House, saying: "I agree with Mitt Romney, who recently said he's proud of what he accomplished on health care by giving states the power to determine their own health care solutions. He's right."

Apparently shredding the Constitution and creating Death Panels to kill Sarah Palin's baby and Rep. Charles Grassley's grandmother are best left up to governors and the individual states.