1. We all know that the state governors coming to the Federal government for bailouts is simply a buck-passing process. They are looking at reduced revenues and instead of being straightforward and saying “We love government and are raising your taxes to pay for it”, they get to hide behind the cover of having the Feds print money and send it to them by the back door. They know this is a fraud, the feds know it is a fraud, I know its a fraud. What’s still shocking to me is that there apparently are a whole host of Americans who don’t understand that this isn’t something they can get for “free”. Perhaps is a failing of my imagination. But I would love for somebody who thinks that this is a good thing to attempt some explanation about how this isn’t just a honking pile of horse feces.
2. See this picture of the guns that the terrorists in India used to slaughter hundreds?
These are not the standard third-world AK-47’s which can be put together with tinfoil and toothpicks and still kill people. These are HK MP5s, and as Anatreptic notes:
This isn’t a black market gun. While people living in caves in Afghanistan can and do manufacture Kalashnikovs by hand, the MP5 is a sophisticated weapon requiring high tech metallurgy and other technologies for their production.
Pakistan Ordinance Factories manufactures these weapons under license from HK, and they are under the control of the Pakistani Ministry of Defense.
The implications of Pakistani involvement seem rather hard to miss. Of course the Pakistanis are calling it an attack by Jews. Again, my jaw drops but knowing third-world countries and the absolute media control they have it seems rather more possible that they can force-feed this kind of crap to their population.
3. Following along in the jaw-dropping stupidity we have the latest propaganda drop from the psychiatrists that 1 in 5 of the population between 19 and 25 is crazy. And that goes up to half if you include alcohol and drug abuse. What we really have is a whole generation that needed to have been smacked on their bottoms at age 5 and taught some manners. These completely self-involved dimwits have a lot of surprises ahead. Their grandparents (the baby boomers) are racking up huge debts and expect these little honkers to pony up the cash when they can no longer control their bowels. And any suggestion that the boomers will not get their social security will generate a firestorm that will make the protests about the Iraq war feel like a kindergarten nap session.
I keep seeing things like this from Rick Moran – a great thinker and writer who has called things straight many times – and I just wanted to comment:
But this fear of Obama has so unsettled many conservatives that any words spoken or written that don’t paint him as the devil incarnate, or damn his policies as the second coming of Karl Marx, or express the widespread view among many conservatives that he will trample the constitution, stifle all dissent, surrender to al-Qaeda, and impose socialism on us – gives the anti-intellectuals the idea that anyone who deviates from their “truths” is an Obama supporter and deserving of being cast into the outer darkness.
This is nuts.
Obama will not turn America into a Marxist state. There will be no gulags or prison camps where conservatives and Obama regime opponents will be rounded up and sent for re-education (even though there is a sizable subset of Obama supporters who would no doubt crave such treatment of righties).
Obama will not cancel future elections, initiate Soviet style restrictions on free speech (more on the Fairness Doctrine later which, btw, is hardly “a Soviet style restriction”), make us stand in line for toilet paper, or place his smiling visage on 10 story high office buildings in order to perpetrate a cult of personality (I think).
Obama will not “take away” your guns, close churches, shutter conservative newspapers, shut down Fox News, darken conservative blogs, or take any other actions that would smack of dictatorship or authoritarianism.
No actions that smack of dictatorship or authoritarianism? Its crazy not to take these people at their word. For example:
Fairness Doctrine – with a wave of your hand you would let the one area of conservative media that can be accessed? The Democrats in Congress have let out notice after notice after notice that they are coming for talk radio and nothing will stop them. There is a mention that big corporations are involved, but radio is peanuts for them, so you can simply believe they will be bought off by a Congress willing to shove yet another big pile of billions through the till. And then what? Encouraged by their shutdown wouldn’t they come for the internet? Obama is already talking about appointing a National Chief Technology Officer to his cabinet and then why not nationalize the broadband carriers and enforce them. All in the name of fairness?
Would such a thing happen all at once? Of course not. First they need to get the Supreme Court jiggered to ensure their outcome and the walking dead there are all liberals anyway – so it might take a while. But why not make sure you get that Rush Limbaugh guy shut up and take your chances with the courts? They keep saying they will. Why are you so reluctant to believe them.
Electoral College – For years now the “antiquated and outdated” electoral college has been railed against by liberals. They have passed laws in several states trying to get around that whole messy Constitutional Amendment requirement that should be followed if they really wish to change this fundamental part of our system – just having votes distributed based on the split of the popular vote. However, that is only within a state and until they can get all states it doesn’t help as much. Do you not think they would put on the pressure – and then ACORN can register lots of nice fake voters in the big cities and control every single election for the future.
Would Americans put up with it? They are in the third full generation of public education by the unions. Most of them don’t even really understand the Electoral College or the implications of giving the country away to those willing to cheat with its repeal – in theory or in fact. Is this a fighting issue for anybody? It would be pooh-poohed by the media as just a technical change to get rid of a nonsensical and undemocratic system set up by a bunch of rich white men hundreds of years ago who didn’t understand the needs of modern society.
The Democrats are actively working in every state to accomplish this by stealth. Shouldn’t we take them at their word? Or is that just nuts.
Voter Fraud – Today we see the beginning of a tidal wave of non-existent voters from ACORN and their allies. Would an Obama justice system investigate any fraud related to ACORN? They will jump right on any claim against Republicans, but if the whole voting system is stacked to such an extent that no matter how many real votes there are the Democrats come out as winners – wouldn’t that sort of be something to worry about?
Nuts? Its happening right in front of our eyes today.
So no, I don’t think I’ll have to stand in line for toliet paper or see churches closed (I might see them stripped of their tax-exempt status). I already see socialism being imposed on us with a Republican administration (nationalized banks, nationalized insurance companies, soon to be nationalized health care) and I oppose it. I see Democrats in Congress holding hearings on how they can steal all private pension money in the name of “safety” – as Argentina already is moving to do.
I don’t see Obama as a devil, or a Muslim, or much more than an empty suit who can read a teleprompter. I do see him as the lever to put in place so many things to thwart conservatives and bring forward dependance that we might eventually end up with 2, 3, maybe even 5 or so little balkanized Americas in 20 years though.