Category Archives: Politics

He So Pretty and Righteous

The pretty boy you see in the below YouTube clip is Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre. Pierre was a major political force in Canadian politics in the latter half of the twentieth century and his son, Justin, is hoping for the same place in history.  For any Americans reading this, substitute “Trudeau” with “Kennedy.”

I’m not going to comment on the politics of this 3 minute clip. What struck me most about it is the self-entitlement of a privileged politician. His liberal views MUST BE shared by ALL Canadians. BTW, who talks about himself in the third person?

Another thing that struck me about Justin’s press statement, it came across as a third-rate t.v. movie about a young, principled politician striving to change a corrupt government. Unfortunately the actor, chosen because the producers thought he reminded them of Christian Bale, is as third-rate as the script, strutting to the microphone, chewing the scenery in his overheated “earnestness.” I love the two female reporters flanking Justin; one looks like she’s falling asleep and the other turns her face away (from laughing?). I particularly love the very end when you hear a reporter yell, “Oh, come on!”

Oh, Well

That’s it. Sarah Palin isn’t running. I did feel disappointed but it’s her decision and I’ve never looked at her as a savior. Sarah Palin is just a politician; one that I’ve  liked ever since she hit the national stage.

But I will say this. If Mitt Romney becomes the GOP nominee, I will not send him a contribution. I will not put a campaign sign on my lawn. I will vote for Romney if it gets Obama out.

That’s it.

Don’t Forget The Joker

Everytime I read or hear about the debt ceiling , whether it’s about the Boehner plan or the Dem Senate veto thereof or any of the political shenanigans, I hear the Ace of Spades in my head.

So, go ahead. Click on the PLAY button. Crank it up. Bonus: The Young Ones!

If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man
You win some, lose some, it’s – all – the same to me
The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say
I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades
The Ace Of Spades

Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it’s all a game to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stakes or split,
The Ace Of Spades
The Ace Of Spades

You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools,
But that’s the way I like it baby,
I don’t wanna live forever,
And don’t forget the joker!

Pushing up the ante, I know you’ve got to see me,
Read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again,
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die,
The only thing you see, you know it’s gonna be,
The Ace Of Spades
The Ace Of Spades

15 Minutes of My Life…Gone

Since elevation to the Office of President, I have not watched an Obama speech live on air. Instead I watch clips on the internet so I can stop when my blood pressure reaches critical mass. Last night was the exception. Hubby wanted to know what the President was going to say, so we flipped from Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels on Bio to Fox News.

A live Presidential speech from the White House on…the debt ceiling. Let that sink in for a minute. Not about “slavery,” “civil rights,” or “economic justice.” (All topics mentioned in his speech.)

The debt ceiling. From a man without a plan.

It was a speech I heard him mutter numerous times but with the paragraphs moved around in a different order: Blame Bush. Balanced Compromise. Millionaires and Billionaires.

Or was it: Balanced Compromise? Millionaires and Billionaires? Blame Bush?

Yea, I can’t get those 15 minutes back.

 

Never In My Life…

…have I seen a major American political force dressed to kill. And believe me, at her documentary premiere, Ms. Palin was DRESSED TO KILL. Agree?

Credit: Politicons

Check out Politicons for more photos and Sarah goodness.

UPDATE:

This is a better pic. Here is a woman unafraid of her attractiveness. You’d think feminists would love her. Sadly, modern liberal feminism seems to boil down to victimization and abortion.

 

Credit: Politicons

 

When Does It End?

Victor Davis Hanson wrote a brilliant essay about contemporary American redistributive culture, The Metaphysics of Contemporary Theft. He starts off by relating two thefts on his farm and one in his neighborhood. None of the thefts were due to hunger or desperation but to, “Hey, this is an opportunity to make some extra cash.”

 The welfare state has eliminated material poverty and grown the entitlement mentality. This entitlement mentality is not confined to those within the welfare system but has also become part of the larger culture. There was a phrase in the essay that jumped out at me:

a culture of grievance and complaint, all embedded in a contempt for federal law

Hanson was discussing the mindset surrounding the issues of “open borders, unassimilated illegal immigrants, [and] ethnic and tribal chauvinism predicated on racial solidarity.” My husband, who is a federal law enforcement officer, contacts folks who have broken the rules where he works. The biggest complainers are those from the professional class, usually aging Baby Boomers, who do not think the rules apply to them. All this is part of a larger Me, Me, Me attitude fully embedded in American culture and, unfortunately, I don’t think it is going to end.

H/T about the VDH article: Small Dead Animals

 

It Reminds Me

Watching Rep. Anthony Weiner’s apology reminds me of this scene from Godfather II:

Rep. Weiner even looks like Fredo.