Saturday, November 9, 2013

Blast From The Past: Cool Meets Smart

Smart used to trump cool. That changed in the early part of the 21st Century, at least in America.

This video encapsulates the age old high school student council meeting wherein the valedictorian to be meekly points out to the cool kids, the disadvantages of their proposal to install outlets for electric hair dryers in the school showers. Don't you have a chemistry test to study for?

In high school the cool kids' plans would be thwarted by the principal. And no, you may not have extension cords. In hip hop America, we get Obamacare.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

The President Lied?

So what's new? In my lifetime, Barack Obama has been the only public figure to be granted a license to lie. He is by nature duplicitous and deceitful but he has been emboldened by a sympathetic, sometimes even cooperative press.

"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period." Blatant falsehood, yes. Surprising? No! Remember that Barack Obama's autobiography contained at least three dozen significant falsehoods. These were substantial whoppers that advanced a political narrative. Kenyans tortured by white men, Indonesians tortured by white people, "composite girlfriends", etc. One lie surpassed all others. His mother's death was not due to the action or inaction of evil insurance barons. Not even close. But Obama would pimp his own mother's suffering and death to advance a national health care initiative. Can't let a crisis go to waste.

The Benghazi cover-up was a series of lies that set a new standard for ridiculousness. The president only knew about the IRS abuse after Lois Lerner went public. Oh really? I was informed of this for almost two years ahead of the president by several sources. It was common knowledge. Liar!

There was the NSA and the NSA and the NSA and the president was not informed each time. There are entire websites that try nobly to track the administration's flood of falsehood. It's a full
time job. Meanwhile, we have talking heads who ask about the president's credibility with a straight face. Why start now?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Obamacare by Morning

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are not on my list of top entertainers but their Obamacare by Morning parody might change that.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Virginia Election: Don't Get Depressed Just Yet

We will be talking about this election for a long time to come. The big story: Cuccinelli loses to McAuliffe and a Libertarian candidate funded by an Obama bundler. Buried on Page 93: Virginia GOP wins super-majority.

I guess if you want to buy an office, you still can. Ask Michael Bloomberg about that. We have not seen the last of Ken Cuccinelli. He never wavered on his principles. Cuccinelli will be back before you know it and I wouldn't want to stand in his way.

Virginia Election

I have been holding off any post about the Virginia gubernatorial election pending the result so that I can say, "See. Told you so." 

I am rooting for Cuccinelli. With 30% of the votes counted, Cooch has 51.4%, McAuliffe 41.4% and Sarvis 7.1%. Of course Cooch does better in less populous areas and they count their votes before the cities count theirs. Sad but true, cheating has become a staple of the Democratic playbook and illegal aliens and dead people will probably add their votes later in the evening. I hope they do not tip the scales.

My comments about Republicans and conservatives welcoming libertarians into the tent seems to be misunderstood by my readers. It's the writer's fault if he cannot make his point. Sorry about that one.

There are so many angles to this race. The Dems once more will significantly outspend the GOP ($34M to $19M.) The Dems brought out all of their heavy hitters. The GOP establishment is hardly assisting Cuccinelli, prompting Rush Limbaugh to suggest that they are helping the Dems. The media have smeared Cuccinelli at every opportunity (why can't you be more like that nice Christie boy?) There is the Libertarian drain. Ron Paul supporting Cuccinelli as Gary Johnson supports Sarvis.

Regardless of outcome, this election will be talked about for a long time to come. The spinmeisters will have a field day with this one.