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Sunday, April 13. 2008
The reason Obama's words keep getting so much attention is because they reveal so much of what we already know about how the self-ordained elite think about regular folks.
Our blog pal Theo sent me this image re Obama as an impostor but, in fact, he is not. Obama gets in trouble whenever he says what he thinks - and either he or his wife do it all the time. They don't hide it.
Do they think we all live in Berkeley or Cambridge among the bien pensant brie-eaters? (Disclaimer: I am known to eat brie.) Hillary is too "smart" and too lacking in conscience to make these sorts of errors of honesty.
I think the story is that Obama's words have some legs because they expose the old story of the Left's condescension towards, and sense of superiority in relation to, regular folks. Rush has always contended that the Left refuses to run on their real beliefs, and I think that is true. Truth is, the hard working folks of America are doing fine as long as they live within their means. They have many concerns and interests beyond their bank accounts and whatever freebies they could be entitled to.
And Americans are not babies: they neither long for a government mommy nor do they take politicians' promises or pandering seriously. They are used to government taking their earnings and offering little in return. Mostly, they want the nanny government to leave them the heck alone. They are, in fact, thinking, responsible, hard-working adults. I know lots of "them," including myself.
As Mark Levin always says (approx.), "If things are as terrible and hopeless in America as Hillary and Obama say they are, then how come every ambitious and freedom-seeking person in the world wants to come here to pursue their dreams?"
Obama's political problem is that he is not enough of an impostor to fool the savvy American middle class.
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I have this pic buried away in my art gallery somewhere. I like captioning pics, and had a dandy one for this one, but I didn't use it because I figured hardly anyone would get it. I'll try it here, though:
"Sun Tzu was right!"
"Don't you fuck me, Brimley!"
"I'm not fucking anyone, Frank-
"I don't believe my fucking ears, Wilford, I don't believe my fucking-
"Now hold on a minute, this is my name and my reputat-
"We paid you! We paid you! We didn't pay for your heartfelt consideration! We paid for you!"
"Old Wisconsin has been good to me, yes, but, I don't know what else I can tell you-"
"You can tell me you're going to forget all this healthy living crap and do the commercial, the commercial we paid you to do, not imagine in your minds' fucking eye."
"You've been very difficult to work with, Frank"
"Don't you even, Brimley! We didn't take three months to draft a contract for you to flirt with us. You signed with us to work with us, not come into this office and complain about your indigestion and think that lets you slink out of your obligations to us."
"So, you want me to lie? You want me to -"
"Shut up! Just shut up, Brimley."
"Now, wait a minute, if you think I can be bullied into -
"Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! You either agree to the commercial, you give us 10 minutes of content and you get to not waste our time in court, after wasting my time this afternoon"
"Oh, well then fuck you!"
"No! Fuck you, Brimley! Fuck you from the bottom of my fucking hear-
"Oh for christ's sake, fuck Old Wisconsin and fuck whatever else you fucking do, badgering an old man like I was your little whore"
"Brimley, if you were my fucking whore, I would beat the living shit out of you, dump you in the projects, and wait for you to be found by housing inspectors a year later. Don't you ever think-"
"Oh, of all the god-forsaken things, you act like I'm ruining you, Frank. If Old Wisconsin sinks its because you've threatened partners and figuratively shat on any benefit of the doubt people have prior to working with you"
"Get out, Brimley. Get the fuck out and return the marketing merchandise. You don't leave this parking lot until its all here, right in front of my fucking desk.
"Don't! I will have you thrown in fucking jail! I will have your assets seized, garnished and repossessed, right down to your liberty mutual pig stickers you fat fucking nosferatu!"
"Liberty medical, you fucking nitwit!"
"Get out, Brimley! Get out before i dump confectioners sugar on your lap and make you comatose!"
"Well, I've never ever met someone so obnoxious, so...
"Don't care don't care don't care don't fucking care-
"...miserable, that he can't work with..oh, fuck, to hell with it! I'm leaving, alright. I'll leave and you can pry your merchandise from my dead hands"
"Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck me god dammit! Leave and fucking drop dead then! Get out! Get the fuck out!"
"Go choke on your own cock, Frank, you rotten little queer!"
"Haha, look at you-
Frank places his hands on his desk, stands up, and leans toward Wilford.
"Look at fucking you, Brimley. All fired up, risking your cardiac health on trying to piss me off, trying to see if you can leave here with some pride after fucking us all over."
"You don't scare me, Frank. I've seen, heard and beaten worse. And you're the last person who should talk about pride, threatening someone because of their honesty!"
"Weren't you leaving, Wilford?"
"Weren't you, oh hell, yes, I'm leaving, I'm leaving right fucking -
"Right fucking now!
"Charming, Wilford. Really! You should swear more often"
"And you should consider this bridge burned frank! Best of luck to you, really."
Wilford rose and put on his hat.
"Oh, and Frank, tell Michelle I say hello, will you?"
His eyes glassy as if just now he was prodded with an instrument of torture, Frank gazed into a spot on the wall, and jerkily yanked a desk drawer open. Seeing this, Wilford doddered towards the door, but not before Frank produced a .38 special revolver, and riddled Wilford with three bullets, causing him to topple into the hallway. Frank stood over the half of the prostrate and panting Wilford that laid in the conference room.
"Lesson for you, Brimley - don't fuck with me"
Wilford tried to suck in air, as if to fuel a shout, but not before Frank drove two remaining bullets into his already bloodied chest.
Cordite and sulfur in the air, Frank looked at the mess in front of him, the geysers of gore having dissipated into dribbles. Sighing to no one but himself, Frank turned away from Wilford.
Putting the gun to his temple, he pulled the trigger, toppling dead onto the floor beside his former business partner.
Now that we know what Obullsh*t thinks of us gun-totin rubes it's not too much of a stretch to figure out what he thinks of the military.
"If things are as terrible and hopeless in America as Hillary and Obama say they are, then how come every ambitious and freedom-seeking person in the world wants to come here to pursue their dreams?"
for the freebies and ease of getting them. once the financial collapse is complete they won't come anymore.
If it's that bad here it will be even worse where they are. They'll still come.
Besides, the quote spoke of 'ambitious and freedom-seeking'... not 'freebies and ease of getting them'.
Bears repeating; Levine is a rube.
Msr Mark's hyperbole every ambitious, freedom-seeking person in the world wants to come here (USA) is narcosis.
Every one of those people in the world?
Every is the trip wire that would be comical but it aint.
Down these parts the Mexicans and South Americans flooding the land are the poor unwashed who could give a flying mule about freedom.
I'll steer'm yall's way.
I'm with you. Generalizations lose every time. Switch the 'every' to many....
Lose both of them... ditch the plural. The sentiment still stands.
Editing Levine is a reflecx of me brain.
The schmuck is a great narcosis, zzzzz.
An implication derives that everyone not seeking to pursue their dreams in America has no ambition and dislikes freedom.
But blustering such inane hyperbole is how the ambitious rubes make the big bucks in America and vacation elsewhere.
oh lordy is me, god forbid we elect somebody who is i-intellergent. who knows things about, like, the l-law and c-c-constitution. speakin big w-words and such. why can't we have another onna the folks, like good ole god lovin' - things are black an' white - george w bush. somebody you's can have a beer with. somebody who didn't go to no iver league school. i want a president to be a schlep like me.