Friday, September 24, 2010

Hither and thither 9/24/10

Well, friends, here's what I've found time to serve up for you. Enjoy!
  • Wow! Did you hear about Sarah Palin talking to a whites-only group of GOP legislators, and calling their political opponents "the other side," speaking divisively, and whipping them to go out and proselytize their people? Of course you didn't. Never happened. But boy, if it had, you'd sure be bearing about it, wouldn't you? About how divisive she is, what a racist, what a negative, polarizing figure?
  • On the other hand, President Obama did meet with a blacks-only group of legislators, and he did exactly that. Think the MSM will be upset? Yeah, me neither.
  • Oopsie: speaking to another racist group, the president indicates... well, several things. One is that he's delusional about history in general, and about Nancy Pelosi in particular. But my focus is that President Obama evidently feels that the Preamble to the Declaration is too long... by three words. Guess which three?
  • Oh my: ba-dum bum:

  • Ever hear of paraprosdokians? It means a statement that starts out one way, but ends in an unforeseen way. Here is a pretty good list of them. Some of my favorites: "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience"; "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"; "I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure."
  • Though some have tried to paint it as strictly about money, turns out the Tea Party movement cares about life, too. Four RINOs bumped off in the nomination so far have been staunch pro-aborts, all replaced by staunch pro-lifers.
  • Mourning in America ad. Excellent concept — though I'm not in love with the punch line. I don't really want a government that cares more about me. I want one that protects my countries and my rights as defined in the Constitution, and then leaves me the Gehenna alone.
  • Those old enough to remember the brilliant Contract with America from the eighties, crafted and pursued by Newt Gingrich, will correctly connect it to the GOP's new Pledge to America. Hope they mean it. (More here: the Dems are trotting out the usual lies and irrelevancies, now that they have a target. Letting us keep our money and reining in exploding statism is always a bad thing, to the Dems. Are voters any smarter? We'll see.)
  • To counter the GOP agenda, the Dems quickly offered... well, nothing. Not even "thanks for the target." But I think we all know what the agenda is.
  • Meanwhile, turns out the 0-admin makes misleading (or meaningless) claims about "green" jobs they've created. Surprised? Oh, wait... you read this blog. Never mind.
  • Our Trogdor throws down on Steven Hawking, and it ain't pretty for the doc.
  • In the town of Delusionville, there is a corner with only one resident, who has that particular tract of land all to hisself.
  • Confused? Perhaps this will help:

  • March towards military draft update: no less than a lieutenant general gave a chilling preview into the future of a military re-crafted to force approval of individuals who embrace perverted sexual desires. Eat too much? Out. Pursue perverted sexual desires for members of your own sex? In! Just like skin-color! Folks who agree with God out loud will no longer be welcome. Picture the shape of that military.
  • I'm wondering whether my birthday-buddy Mike Riccardi had this for his annual celebratory meal. Looks good to me.
  • Canine spirituality of a sort, for our dog-lovers.  (Jango has at least learned which words mean "You can eat now.") It's true, you'll never see a cat doing this. Though our family did have a really terrific cat, who would always come for prayers.
  • Now, for a very special subset of my readers:


The Squirrel said...

Wait... What?... Is that a Wookie riding a squirrel?



Mike Westfall said...

I'm sure I've seen all those Facebook "likes", er... paraprodoskians somewhere before.

Barbara said...

RE: J.Carter: *sigh*

Besides the fact the whole The Elders thing is juuust a little bit creepy...

My parents live just up the road from Plains. Gorgeous country. Liberal as the day is long. The little Co-op Baptist Church where he teaches Sunday School has to post his teaching schedule and implies it as a tourist attraction (last I saw their website anyway, admittedly I haven't felt the need to return to it).

But I have to admit that as I drove my kids to attend a Family First Conference presented by Dr. Voddie Baucham in The Jimmy Carter Auditorium of Rylander Theater last March...well...I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy at least a little snicker at the irony.

Tom Chantry said...

9:51 AM. I was worried about your health. Ruined the morning back east.

David said...

Loved your comment on "Mourning in America." As much as I revere the memory of Ronald Reagan, his "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" line has always bugged me. In 2012, I want someone to ask, "Are you more, or less, free than you were four years ago?" It's the same question, of course, but from the right angle.

Moon said...

Heyyy where can I get those feet/shoes they're neat! :P i wonder if they come in other colors :P I could finally walk "barefoot" everywhere without actually getting my feet dirty.

That doggg is sooo cuteee praying like that! awww :D

About Obama--->the mere fact that people made such a fuss about the president's color just shows how much racism is very much alive....until the color of a person is of no significance racism will continue to i'm not surprised at all about him being with a group of black legislators...

trogdor said...

I also don't want the government to care more about me. I'd be perfectly happy if they barely acknowledged my existence. Since campaign season is in full swing, I keep hearing over and over about how each candidate promises to "create jobs". Yeah, that's exactly what I don't want. Somehow the idea of forcibly extracting money from the actual job creators, sending it through layers of bureaucracy, and returning a portion of it to fund ill-conceived projects the market has summarily rejected doesn't appeal to me. If you really want my vote, don't promise to create jobs, promise to get out of the way of those who do.

CGrim said...

Sometimes I wish the church had a Ronald Reagan. Then I remember: Charles Spurgeon.

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Herding Grasshoppers said...


If you really want my vote, don't promise to create jobs, promise to get out of the way of those who do.

You nailed it.


thanks for the smorgasbord on a less-than-pleasant morning.


Rachael Starke said...

Citizen Grim -

I just listened to Mark Dever's sermon that's making its way around the Interweb called "Jesus Paid Taxes." I'd say it puts him in the running. Amazing.

Those feet shoes are seriously disturbing.

The Iron Preacher poster is hyterical. You could riff off it for years. "Why, honorable chef, does your dish taste mostly of steamed turnips?"

Death or Glory Toad said...

That general deeply offended me. I didn't enlist with any intention of affirming or liking the LGBT agenda. I have a lot of really rotten words floating around my head about him.

Lord help me, I got positively furious after reading that.

Death or Glory Toad said...

Just another article, short, about the general and his ilk.

SolaMommy said...

Creepy, creepy feet shoes...

Paula Bolyard said...

"I wanted to run away that day. But you can't run away from your own feet.." (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - spray-on shoes)

Why, oh why, couldn't the TEA party keep the RINO out of my district? The GOP candidate from my district said in a forum:

"Life is important; jobs are more important right now. Life is always going to be an important part of jobs"

If I were a cussing girl...

I guess, in a sense, his formula might work - kill more babies = more jobs (eventually) for everyone else.

This is the guy Ohio Right to Life & The Family Research Council endorsed over a truly pro-life candidate. But hey, he's a millionaire and they endorse the most conservative candidate that can win, right?

Ron (aka RealityCheck) said...

So could somebody… anybody…, who likes Obama, please give me a logical explanation for him deleting those words in his speech? I’m all ears.

I love Trogdor’s response to Hawkins… the faith these people have is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately my brain started to hurt part way through and I felt like Brian Regan trying to prepare boxes for UPS:

As far as Jimmy Carter… I… ah… (shaking my head)… um… ah… (shaking my head more)… um… I don’t really know what to say… I mean… ah…(still shaking my head)…

I liked the grammar video a whole lot.

I would appreciate you getting this up on time next week Dan. When it’s not up I just walk around in circles next to the computer waiting and whining… very disturbing to the whole family. ;-)

Susan said...

1. That's some awesome cruise ship video you got there, Dan. Scary to be on, though, while the storm is going on.

2. Hmm, I think Rita is the only one who finds those human toe shoes cool so far. Must have something to do with her day job. Sorry, Rita, I'm with the others on this one. Those shoes look like the result from a sick human experiment in some horror movie. Blechhhhhh.... :x