Hitler finds out Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts:
There’s a multiude of versions of this, I know, but this is really very funny.
Hitler finds out Scott Brown wins in Massachusetts:
There’s a multiude of versions of this, I know, but this is really very funny.
And it’s not difficult to understand; except, that is, for the media.
All would do well to read it (re: Benito).
An excerpt, but read the whole thing:
This will evidently come as a complete shock to nearly every member of the media elite, but not everyone in public life is a manipulative and cynical liar, and not every person who has a shot at being President must live their lives to pursue that end no matter the costs to the public good, their family and their personal sanity. The Sarah Palin I know is at least one person in that position who is sufficiently well-grounded and secure enough in themselves and their values to not succumb to this illness of hyper-ambition. She is more than capable of putting something else above her own selfish, short-term political self-interest. You would think that a just society might reward that kind of person and not crucify them, but it has been long since clear that we don’t live in that kind of place.
The bottom line is that Sarah Palin resigned simply because she was no longer allowed to do her job in a way that benefited her state and family. She saw that if she stayed on as Governor it would cost the state millions of dollars in wasted time and resources and doom it to gridlock. She knew that it would also continue to cost her family hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend against false and maliciously filed ethics complaints. And she had simply had enough of her children being fodder for inappropriate public attacks.
A note to conservative elites who mindlessly joined in the bogus narrative regarding Palin: Shut your pieholes. You’re part of the problem.
As for all the blathering by the lefties (who hate her guts anyway) about her quitting, I seem to recall another person who did the same exact thing, who actually now sits in the White House. So until you can get your sh*t straight, I’d suggest turning off your mouth and turning on your brain, if you, in fact, possess the grey matter in the first place.
Some more interesting stats, just to sate your appetite for all things Palin: Palin Damaged Among Anti-Palin Republicans (and Liberals)–and this is a surprise how?
I’m happy—no, ecstatic!—to report that the kitchen remodel is finished. We began in January, and yesterday, March 2nd, saw every last piece in its place. I’d like to thank my husband for doing most of the big work, and also Hart floors (aka, Dad) for the miraculous transformation of the wood flooring, along with the in-laws who graciously donated their food and muscles to help us eat and move heavy appliances.
Here are the “before” pictures. And the “afters”:
I think everyone, at some point, can recall an instance in their lives when they realize that the people in charge, whether they’re parents, teachers, coaches, politicians, or presidents—you know, the people who should “know better,” and possess “wisdom”, “ethics,” “honor,” and “integrity”—have let us down. It’s one of those moments when you realize that they’re simply human beings, too, and that they make mistakes, and this realization is a common thing. But sometimes it comes at you out of thin air and slaps you across the face, like when you find out your favorite high school teacher was having an affair, or you walked in on your bus driver perusing a Playboy. Or, even someting as innocent as beating your parent in Trivial Pursuit. In the last case, it’s bittersweet, but often scary, as it makes you realize that, technically, YOU could be the one in charge, whether that may mean teaching other people, raising kids, or being in charge of the country. It’s scary in the sense that the people you looked to in blind trust at one point in time are suddenly only as qualified as, well, YOU. (And sometimes LESS qualified.)
It’s the feeling I get when I realize that THESE (see below) are the people in charge of the House and Senate, for instance. And I think these illustrations will make my point far better than the above paragraph.
Kind of like realizing you’re skydiving without a parachute.
Update: How could I have left out Al Franken, aka Stuart Smalley? He’s good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like him. (Except that he steals elections, of course.)
Obama, at a campaign stop in Las Vegas said the following: Voters can end divisive politics “once and for all” if they elect him to the White House in three days. Me, cynically: Yeah, there won’t be any division because dissent will simply not be tolerated by an Obama regime. Remember what happened to Joe the Plumber for simply asking a question? That wasn’t even dissent. But what’s now known as the “Obama goon squad” went after him like some suspected terrorist.
Ah, yes, Obama the “unifier.” Please someone define divisive, because if Barack Obama isn’t it, then I must have the wrong definition. The most hard-left, liberal Senator we have ever been privileged to have on our Senate? Unifying?
Call me a cynic, but to me it appears that no mere politician—no matter if his or her name is followed by a D or an R—has what it takes to unite the chasm that separates the hard-core lefts and rights, because that chasm isn’t about something as “simple” as one might think. The US is in a full-on culture war. On the big issues, there’s no middle ground. One is either for abortion or against it, for example. One is either committed to upholding our country’s traditional values or one is not.
For myself, most things are pretty black or white. There are very few “grays” in my life. And I still can’t determine if that is a good or a bad thing. But, correct me if I’m wrong, I think more people are like this than not.
I’m so weary of this entire election that I’m conclusively in the “slap-happy” stage. The whole process is starting to take on an ethereal and unreal appearance, characterized by alternate giggling and weepiness on my part. I am, in short, fatigued.
I remain hopeful, however, and find myself feeling rather like the kid who stays up the latest at the slumber party, surrounded by empty Mountain Dew cans with the sudden giddy realization that everyone fell asleep before seeing the awesome and unexpected conclusion of the movie. Things are getting interesting.
I see a lot of the “silent majority” turning out to vote, and many of these people might be “bitter clingers,” hard-working, small business Joes who happen to like the rewards of capitalism, people horrified and revolted by Obama’s abortion-at-all-costs mentality, and immigrants who love and respect America for its opportunities and promise. I see a lot of people turning out to vote against the sort of “change” that a man with such a radical vision for America would bring.
I sincerely hope I’m right.
In the meantime, go cast a vote.
“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” —Milton Friedman
“Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.” —Ayn Rand
“Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.” —Ludwig von Mises
“How odd that all those boring lessons from our grandparents turn out to be true in the globalized, hip 21st century: Save your money. Don’t borrow what you can’t pay back. Look first at a man’s character, not his degrees. And if a promised return on an investment seems too good to be true, it probably is.” —Victor Davis Hanson
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: Yea: 205 Nay: 228
How did your representatives vote? http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll674.xml
40% of Democrats voted against the EESA, 2/3 of Republicans voted against the EESA
It was a fun and busy weekend around here, with a variety of visitors and events.
Friday night, we went to the high school football game, and Linus got to play with cousins Grace and Noah, as they (and their parents, of course), were staying in Elgin for the weekend. I was honored to serve as David’s cousin’s Confirmation sponsor on Saturday evening. This was followed by supper in a restaurant minus kids. This was a treat as well. Sunday, my entire family was together, as my brother, Jon, came for a visit from Milwaukee. David took the day “off”, and we were able to do a lot of front porch sittin’, and Jon had the chance to catch up with Linus and Eliza. It was a great day! He just left this morning. The only bad part was that Mollie couldn’t be here with us, but we’re looking forward to a Christmas visit!
So now I’m just trying to catch my breath, so to speak, and get back into the weekday routine. It definitely feels like a Monday today. Luckily for me, I unloaded a bunch more apples on my mom and Jon, so that lessens the guilt a little bit. Perhaps we’ll ride for a bit in the combine this afternoon, as it’s now rolling.
Another Monday has come and is already nearly gone. And I’m making the valiant attempt to make some dents in the to-do list on my counter, as always.
As I go about my tasks today, a few pesky thoughts keep running through my head.
1) What purpose, if any, does this blog serve?
2) What is the central role of the government in our country?
3) Why are some people so happy, and some people so angry?
I do believe that I’ll investigate the second two questions in subsequent posts. As for the first, I think I have been able to come to a satisfactory conclusion, which is quite selfish. I blog for me, for fun. It is a type of hobby. I don’t paint, craft, scrapbook, sew, embroider, or cook (not for fun, at least.) No, I don’t do those things, but I do enjoy writing and communicating with people. I can do it from the comfort of my laptop, while the kids are in bed or sleeping. And, though not identical to journaling, the computer nevertheless serves as a venue for my thoughts, and I love to hear back from others. It’s a way to keep in touch, as well as to bounce my ideas off of people and get their own in return.
That said, this blog makes no claims to objectivity. Therefore, anything I write will reflect my deepest beliefs and perceptions about the events both in my own personal life and the events that go on around the country and world. What is that perspective? It’s mainly a conservative and Catholic worldview. As such, I think that I should be up front about these things, to save people from the stress of reading a blog that then requires them half a bottle of Pepto-Bismol from which to recover.
So what am I saying here? There are any number of places to go on the internet for opinions. If your opinion differs that greatly from mine, perhaps your interests would be better served elsewhere. What? Is she saying not to read her blog? No! Absolutely not! I’m only saying this for purely unselfish reasons. To conserve vast reserves of Pepto-Bismol. Like I’ve said, what a boring place this world would be if we all thought alike.
So, thank you for putting up with me, and coming back for more. I am humbled.
No, I didn’t watch Obama’s speech last night. I was playing Bunco and having a few adult beverages. But I did read the transcript this morning. Smooth, oh so smooth. Obama supporters were probably in the throes of political ecstasy during it. It is said that Oprah cried her eyelashes off. That is all quite wonderful.
But you probably already know what I’m going to say already about the address. For those of you who might be reading me for the first time, it goes a little something…like this:
Everything he said sounds good. But there’s the problem of implementation and a little thing called “reality.” I fail to see how anyone on Planet Earth could possibly achieve what he sets forth to do, let alone someone with next to no experience. Furthermore, THE MEANS TO THE END are kind of important (to me, at least.) For example, if he wants to lessen unwanted pregnancies by promoting condoms to second graders and increasing abortion rights, I object. If he wants to improve health care by nationalizing it, I object. If he wants to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals by sacrificing our second amendment rights, I object. (Am I way off-base to suggest that no law will prevent a criminal from getting any sort of weapon he wants? Esp. when there already ARE laws against this?) The litany could go on indefinitely. Depend on it: If a liberal wants make improvements in any area, this means expensive government programs that will only add to the entitlement mentality that already plagues some sectors of our fine nation, and increase taxes along the way. Obama spewed forth the same socialist agenda of which we’re all weary. Nothing unifying.
Truthfully, I found his speech to be so utterly full of spin and half-truths, that I nearly threw up the waffle I had for breakfast. I suppose I can’t sugarcoat it any more than that. Sorry.
Breaking news: McCain has announced his VP pick: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Conservative, young, mother of five with more experience than Obama himself. McCain: Awesome pick. A true conservative. It looks like Republicans have room for women, Hillary supporters. More later…must work.