Friday, January 23, 2009

RINOS Who Will Break Wind For FBPOTUS #44

POLITICO's list only has five but with more thought and deft stealing I can find more.
  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
  • Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
  • Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

FB-POTUS-CIC #44 Blows off Medal Honor Ball

According to This ain't Hell, FB-POTUS-CIC #44 decided that showing up at the Salute To Heroes Inaugural Ball was optional. The ball has been attended by an incoming POTUS since President Eisenhower.

The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.

Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Guess he had better things to do than hang around with Medal of Honor Heroes.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gun Salesman of the Year--The Outdoor Wire

The Outdoor Wire, the go to outdoor sports newsletter, has named POTUS Barrack Hussein Obama “Gun Salesman of the Year” in recognition of his stalwart efforts in creating a generation of nervous Nellies that only the purchase of American Fire power can provide essential peace of mind. Without POTUS Hussein the gun industry could also be begging for a piece of the TARP. No Worries, mite! For creating a tsumami wave of demand for Guns, Mr. POTUS, we salute YOU!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Black Death Pays a Call to Orcs Who Love Death

Orcs have had a visitor. Not one they welcomed lightly. He does not take no for an answer. Or prisoners, for that matter. A body by the side of the road has tipped off intelligence that the Orcs have the Black Death as the disease from the bubonic infection is now called. Life in caves with fleas as roommates has drawbacks. How will you know you have been kissed by the Black Death? Your body will have boils in the groin, neck and armpits. Your skin will be black in appearance because of subepidermal hemorrhages. You will have swelling in the lymph nodes. Other symptoms include fever, headaches, painful aching joints, nausea and vomiting and a general screw it all feeling. You have eight days to live. If you have a hearty constitution then your odds of surviving are 1 out 5. Bad luck. Some forty Orcs are thought to have surcumbed to the infection spread by fleas and living in filth and unsanitary living conditions. Harsh. Yes. Just as well. For Is it not written "they are unclean, and their abode is hell as the reward for what they used to earn."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kill or Capture Optional on Osama Says POTUS-Elect

POTUS Elect doesn't really care one way or the other whether or not Osama's scalp hangs on his tepee or in custody of the prison wardens. It is a matter of supreme indifference to his POTUS-Elect whether Osama rots in a cave or waits for his rights in a U.S. Prison.

Couric: How important do you think it is, Mr. President-elect, to apprehend Osama bin Laden?

Mr. Obama: I think that we have to so weaken his infrastructure that, whether he is technically alive or not, he is so pinned down that he cannot function. My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him. But if we have so tightened the noose that he's in a cave somewhere and can't even communicate with his operatives, then we will meet our goal of protecting America.

Wrong Again, Mr. Messiah. I want to see Osama bin Laden hang for the murder of 2,750 in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania. I want Justice for innocent of 9/11 who had their lives stolen from them to satisfy the manical ambitions of Osama Bin Laden. I am not interested in technically alive or not.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Be Seeing You" Patrick McGoohan, "The Prisoner" Dies age 80

Patrick McGoohan, AKA Number Six has died at the age of 80. In the '60's he created and starred in the TV series called the Prisoner. If you were in your 20's you never missed an episode or rerun. "I am not a number. I am a free man!" Be seeing you...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Compare and Contrast--Bloggers vs. Pamphleteers

George Orwell:"The pamphlet is a one man show. One has complete freedom of expression, including, if one chooses, the freedom to be scurrilous, abusive and seditious; or, on the other hand, to be more detailed, serious and "highbrow" than is ever possible in a newspaper or in most kinds of periodicals. At the same time, since the pamphlet is always short and unbound, it can be produced much more quickly than a book, and in principle, at any rate, can reach a bigger public. Above all, the pamphlet does not have follow any prescribed pattern. It can be in prose or in verse, it can consist largely of maps or statistics or quotations, it can take the form of a story, a fable, a letter, an essay, a dialogue, or a piece of "reportage". All that is required of it is that shall be topical, polemical and short. "
Intro in Orwell's British Pamphleteers

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Just Go Ape CaCa All Over Them Orcs

Dan Diker, a foreign policy wonk with the JCPA, writes that Israel may finally have solved the language barrier problem with the Orcs. " I spoke with a senior Arab diplomat last night. He told me that the Arab street is afraid that "the Jews have gone crazy."

Ahh. At last. A language Orcs understand. Communication. Wonderful. Peace.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year's Resolution: rededicate ourselves to the art of constitutionalism

Matt nails it in...

American Thinker

The Case for The American Cause

By Matt May
It is no exaggeration to conclude that the political landscape of the United States is one of chaos borne of ignorance and outright disdain for our nation's founding principles and values.

Over 60 million people voted for a sloganeering dilettante from the Daley machine about whom nary a critique could be levied without hysterical screams of racism and prejudice. The frightening cult of messianic personality surrounding him remains as his ignorant supporters cheer while the cesspool from whence he came is drained and dumped in the Potomac.

The principal perpetrators and abettors of the housing finance disaster not only got away clean, but had the temerity to accuse those who tried to prevent such a disaster of creating it as a confused citizenry stood idly by.

Open Senate seats in Illinois and New York are for sale or thought to be a birthright. In Minnesota, a two-bit clown has downloaded Gore2000 in an attempt to steal a seat in plain sight and nobody seems to care.

Larry Arnn, the heroic president of the indispensable Hillsdale College, argues persuasively in the December edition of Imprimis that our citizenry has lost touch with the art of constitutionalism. The rot of our public schools and the systematic excoriation of the "dead white men" who established this republic have indeed severed the mystic chords of memory that once bound Americans to those of the past. Reestablishing these ties will take work, but there is a book that can do just that: Russell Kirk's The American Cause. There is perhaps no book that so succinctly and accessibly explains and defines our roots and our purpose.

American ignorance of American principles is by no means novel. In fact, such circumstances surrounded Kirk's writing of the book to begin with. As Gleaves Whitney - who lightly edited and wrote the introduction to the most recent edition - points out, the book was written shortly after the dawn of the Cold War when it was especially essential that citizens understood the American cause, its differences and advantages over Communism, and why the cause must be defended. Kirk learned that American POWs in Korea were easy marks for Communist propagandists; those Communists reported that even American university graduates had little to no knowledge of their own history, political philosophy, and the function of federalism. Because Kirk correctly concluded that "Good natured ignorance is a luxury none of us can afford," he crafted this book, which was reissued in the wake of the outrage of September 11, 2001.

The American Cause is decidedly not a conservative primer or argument, nor is it jingoistic propaganda. Rather, it is a restatement and explanation of the set of principles upon which our nation was founded: Order, Justice, and Freedom. In clear language, Kirk discusses the necessity of principles in relation to the true nature of man (as opposed to what those selling utopia would have us believe). Kirk writes of ordered liberty, the true relationship between church and state, and free economics. Helpfully, Kirk offers answers to anti-American claims from abroad, which are tellingly similar now as when the book was first written, and warns of the dangers of armed ideology - again on the march in the world. Chillingly, Kirk writes "Thinking in slogans ends with thinking in bullets."

Kirk concludes "this little book" by declaring "That our elaborate civilization and our delicate civil social order may not fall victims to the revolutionary movements at home and abroad: this is the end to which American policy is directed. And if Americans have valor in them still, theirs will not be a losing cause."

Despite the maniacal efforts of the American establishment media, we have seen and heard about the valor of which Kirk speaks. We have seen it in the streets of Fallujah, the mountains of Afghanistan, and the skies above Shanksville. But this valor has gone missing among great swaths of the population, millions upon millions who do not understand or simply do not respect the limitations deliberately placed upon government that created the most successful example of self-government the world has yet seen. As Arnn writes, when citizens appreciate the principles in the founding documents and the ways in which they must underlie self-government, "the citizen becomes again an intelligent lover of it."

If we are to recall those principles and again respect, revere, and observe them, we must rededicate ourselves as students of our nation so that we may again become truly informed citizens. It may be fairly said that the essential document in helping us relearn and reclaim the American cause is The American Cause.

Snicker Feast.

NRO's Semper Callidus [Mark Hemingway]