Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Accurate and Relevant Insight

"Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel  than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran ."
Attributed by e-mail contributor to 
columnist Burt Prelutsky

Marvin, the Male Maxine

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Root Casuse of the Government Problem

Behind the growing disenchantment with our dysfunctional government and the increasing popular disgust with the growth of its inherent corruption is its overreach -- its insatiable appetite for increasing its control of, and power  over everything and everybody. Professor Walter Williams provided a clear, measured, and rational analysis of the problem in this column, which he published last week.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Western Civilization, Finally Getting Really Tough!

In the UK these days, they’re really getting serious about recent terrorist threats, so they’ve now raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, security levels may be raised yet again, this time to “Irritated,” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the Blitz in 1940, when tea supplies all but ran out.  Terrorist organizations have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning was during the Great Fire of 1666.

Meanwhile, Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let's get the Bastards”.  Scots don't have any other levels, which is why they have been used on the front lines in the British Army for the last 300 years!

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide”. The only two higher levels in France are “Surrender” and “Collaborate.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white-flag factory, effectively paralyzing the nation’s entire military capability.

Italy has increased its alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.”  Only two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”

The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They have only one higher level: “Torpedo an American Cruise Ship.”

Belgians, meanwhile, show no fear, except that NATO may pull its headquarters out of Brussels!

Not to be outdone, the Spanish are excited to see their new fleet of submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully-designed subs all have glass bottoms, so the new Spanish Navy can get a really good view of the old Spanish Navy.

Americans, meanwhile, and are carrying pre-emptive strikes on all its allies, just in case!

New Zealand has raised its security level, from “baaa” to “BAAAA!”  Due to continuing defense cutbacks, New Zealand only has one more level of escalation, “Shit, I Sure Hope Australia Comes and Rescues Us”.

And Australia has raised its security level from “No Worries” to “She'll be Right, Mate” One more level remains: “I Think We'll Need to Cancel the Barbie this Weekend,”  So far, no situation has ever warranted issuance of this final escalation.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Let's All Claim the Power of Deeming

If the House of Reprehensibles has the power to enact legislation by deeming a bill to have passed without having voted on it, everyone of us should claim equal powers -- for example, I have sent in my census form without marking anything on it or responding to any of the questions it contains. I have submitted it with a note stating that "In accordance with the Slaughter Rule, I deem that as of April 1, 2010, I will have fully and accurately answered the questions contained herein." And I am considering sending a blank tax return to the IRS with a note stating that "In accordance with the Slaughter Rule, I deem that I have (i) fully and accurately completed the accompanying form, and (ii) paid in full the tax called for by it." Deeming is great and, if our overlords can use it, the rest of us should be able to do so as well.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Obama's Fantasyland

Unbelievable. You couldn't make this stuff up and have anyone believe it had it not been recorded live. Obama claims that if his proposed health industry overhaul becomes law insurance companies, instead of charging premiums to cover us, will pay to provide our medical needs and thus put more money in our pockets: 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Treason Lost In the Fog of Fuzzy Newspeak

Critical thinking about, and understanding of the state of the world and our society is dependent to a great extent on language and the ability to convey ideas clearly. Unfortunately, politically correct Newspeak is undermining our collective ability to recognize and act in response to what is transpiring.

If anyone doubts that our elite institutions have become not just unpatriotic but actual bastions of anti-Americanism, take a look at this Wall Street Journal report on what many of the nation's premier law firms (with the support of many of our major corporations) are harboring and fostering.  

Think too about what is taking place on the campuses of our leading colleges and universities. Recall how we and our government failed to call The New York Times or its editors and publisher to account when the newspaper published classified information helpful to the Jihadists seeking to destroy us. Even our military shies away from decisive actions to protect its own from murderous infiltrators it tolerates in the name of politically correct diversity.

Tolerance has its limits. Unless we regain the ability to recognize, and the will to respond with appropriate force to treason, our tolerance is going to bring the American dream to an early end.

Health Care In a Free Society

During the Chosen One's recently staged bipartisan summit charade on health care, he was flabbergasted and had to retreat into incoherence mutterings when he was unable to respond to the  rational opposition of Paul Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin.  Rep. Ryan's analysis is set forth in the February issue of the Hillsdale College monthly publication Imprimis, which you can view here. It is one of the very best, if not the absolute best contribution to the ongoing debate on the issue.