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    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Lack of posting...YOU get more Steyn. And, you get to keep your head (for now!)

    I haven't posted in a while. So sorry.

    Anyway, lots going on here.  I finally have blooms on my Irises.  They grew so big I need tomato stakes to hold them up.

    The rest of the garden is doing nicely, and my Grand Cherokee is repaired and now the hatch can be opened again! Meaning...more garden items can be brought home.

    Anyway, back to politics.

    Mark Steyn compares Bill Clinton's demonization of Tea Partiers to the treatment the "edgy and hip" Cartoon Network gave to the South Park episode lampooning (somewhat) Mohammed (you know, the guy the Islamofacscists all say we can't lampoon, or do much else negative about, without fear of losing, well, you know, our minds...via beheading).

    At any rate, Wild Bill took to the airwaves this week to remind everyone that those nasty granma's hanging out at those wild and crazy riots otherwise known as Tea Party rallies, are not only mind-numbed homophobic, seditious, racists, but also (dramatic drumroll)..... terrorists!  Of the Tim McVeigh variety.

    As Steyn points out, "they’ve got everything in common. They both want to reduce the size of government, the late Mr. McVeigh through the use of fertilizer bombs, the tea partiers through control of federal spending."

    At least the Democrats have their national security priorities in place.  As Steyn says, "Don’t worry about Iran’s nuclear program, but if you meet a tea-party supporter waving some placard about the national debt, try not to catch his eye and back away slowly without making any sudden movements, lest he put down his placard and light up his suicide belt."

    Turning his attention to the Comedy Central/South Park incident, Steyn takes us through the "courage" of the Left.  Read the whole thing, but, the courage of the Left boils down to this,

    "In the end, Comedy Central has incentivized Islamic violence and nothing much else. Nevertheless, we should be grateful to its jelly-spined executives for reminding us that the cardboard heroes of the American media are your go-to guys for standing up to entirely fictitious threats. But for real ones? Not so much."

    If the Left wasn't around for sad comic relief, we'd have to invent them.

    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Buh Bye, NASA

    President Obama has dashed the dreams of young boys and girls across the United States, killed good engineering and spacecraft operations jobs, turned manned spaceflight over to the Russians and Chinese, and, yes, broken another campaign promise.

    53 years after Sputnik and 41 after Apollo 11, seeing nothing really left for us to do, Obama decides to punt.

    As Neil Armstrong (and others) put it in a strongly-worded letter to Obama:
    "Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity.”
    Robert Costa, in National Review Online relates, Resign Yourself, NASA

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Dems to lose 100 House seats in 2010? Don't be surprised.

    I think I told someone this weekend I wouldn't be surprised to see Dems lose 80 seats in the House this year and 10 in the Senate. The President is hugely unpopular and the Democrat brand has been seriously tarnished by Obama and his socializing cretins, PelosiReid.

    Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics sees a massive loss ahead for Dems. And he explains why.

    You read and either cry or rejoice:

    How Bad Could 2010 Really Get For Democrats?

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    Bam in free fall

    Now that the American people are learning about Obamacare, they like it less and less.

    The latest polls have Obama's job approval at a Bush-like 43%.  Obamacare is 7% less popular than when it passed (from 48% to 41%).  Jobs are not coming back.  And, while the economy in general looks ok, the mountain of debt is starting even now to have implications for the country that will last for a long, long, time.

    Obama runs off to sign an arms control treaty with Russia that will do little as he announces a major change in US nuclear policy.  A foolish, amost child-like change that assumes other nations play by the same rules as us.  You would think a follower of the Alinsky method would understand this.

    Obama lowers himself to arguing with Sarah Palin.  Bart Stupak reads the tea leaves and decides to give the Dems a chance to keep his seat. 

    To make things worse, John Paul Stevens retires from the Supreme Court, giving Obama a chance to appoint an ultra-liberal to succeed him, while he still has a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.  This is not the national debate Obama wants to have as we head into the 2010 election season.  He does not want the debate to focus on his radical liberalism and creeping socialism, and a SC nominee who promises to use the power of the courts to force that on us, is not the debate Obama wants to have now.

    So, the winds are blowing the GOP's way right now.  Dick Morris is predicting the R's will take 40-50 seats and take back the House.  I think it's possible that the GOP could pick up 50-80 seats.  Morris also predicts a GOP retake of the Senate.  I think that, too, is possible.

    So, with the GOP in charge of Congress, Obama might just find his unpopular and unsound agenda stopped, ensuring his reelection in 2012.


    Saturday, April 3, 2010

    What would Tiger Woods do?

    The son of a white mother, and black father, filled out his census form, and chose "african american."

    He could have checked white, checked both black and white, or checked the last category on the form, “some other race,” which he would then have been asked to identify in writing.

    So, the New York Times has declared Obama officially black.

    Obama says "F-you" to our allies. Mark Steyn analyzes.

    You must read the great Mark Steyn on Obama and our allies.

    Poignant and funny.

    This country is up the proverbial sh*t creek with this guy at the helm.

    Sorry, Obamainiacs, but it is true.

    Economic Signs starting to look good...

    The Weekly Standard's Irwin Stelzer looks at this week's economic news, and he likes what he sees, at least for the short term.  There is no doubt that the mountain of debt and large tax increases we're piling up is going to cause inflation and a crowding out of investment dollars in the longer term, but, for now, signs are good for a continuation of the recovery we're in, and maybe even for people to get back to work.

    The housing industry has a way to go to recover, but, even there, there are som eencouraging signs.

    Keep your fingers crossed that the economy continues to improve, and maybe a big GOP win in November will return some fiscal sanity (maybe.  That will be the message, if the GOP can figure it out) and get our long-term house in order, and we can offer real health care reform that doesn't break the bank, and keep taxes relatively low, while paying off the stimulus and returning GM and Chrysler to investors.