25 October 2008

"Chicken or shit?"

Happy Friday, my cherished astute Readers.

I was reflecting about the election after imbibing a glass of Stags Leap Cabernet (2002) last night, and the wonderful thing about a fine wine is that it has so many different flavors. That range of sensory experience can run from black currant to cigar, or wet dog to strawberry. It's quite the thing. Some have a palette that is open to the "higher ranges" of flavor or bouquets and some just enjoy it for "the taste".

Well, depending upon how developed your electoral "palette" is - you're either a McCain fan or you'd be happy with a "hot, steamy plate of shit."

From Mark Steyn:

Yes, technically, this is still a two-party state, but one of the parties is like Elton John's post-Oscar bash and the other is a church social in Wasilla. As David Sedaris put it in The New Yorker:

"I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. 'Can I interest you in the chicken?' she asks. 'Or would you prefer the platter of s--t with bits of broken glass in it?'

"To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

Well, to be honest, I've never much cared for chicken.

McCain vs. Obama is not the choice many of us would have liked in an ideal world. But then it's not an "ideal world," and the belief that it can be made so is one of the things that separates those who think Obama will "heal the planet" and those of us who support McCain faute de mieux. I agree with Thomas Sowell that an Obama-Pelosi supermajority will mark what he calls "a point of no return."

It would not be, as some naysayers scoff, "Jimmy Carter's second term," but something far more transformative. The new president would front the fourth great wave of liberal annexation – the first being FDR's New Deal, the second LBJ's Great Society, and the third the incremental but remorseless cultural advance when Reagan conservatives began winning victories at the ballot box and liberals turned their attention to the other levers of the society, from grade school up. The terrorist educator William Ayers, Obama's patron in Chicago, is an exemplar of that most-recent model: 40 years ago, he was in favor of blowing up public buildings; then he figured out it was easier to get inside and undermine them from within.

All three liberal waves have transformed American expectations of the state. The spirit of the age is: Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it. Why can't the government sort out my health care? Why can't they pick up my mortgage?



Just something more for you to think about.

It comes down to a choice between form and substance. Obama is all form & no substance.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The end of the whiteman running this country are coming to a close. So stop your crying, put down that beer, and join the movement. Alas, the extreme amount of firearms owned by the general public will have to change. Too many guns means too much crime. A presidential order to suspend the sales of guns and munitions will be signed this spring. As you've seen the NRA is just another of those backwards hillbilly clubs waving American flags chanting, "USA, USA" like those trailer park trash at a wrestling match or monster truck pull.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The end of the whiteman running this country are coming to a close. So stop your crying, put down that beer, and join the movement. Alas, the extreme amount of firearms owned by the general public will have to change. Too many guns means too much crime. A presidential order to suspend the sales of guns and munitions will be signed this spring. As you've seen the NRA is just another of those backwards hillbilly clubs waving American flags chanting, "USA, USA" like those trailer park trash at a wrestling match or monster truck pull.

8:34 AM

The British tried this over two hundred years ago at Lexington and Concord.Careful for what you wish for.

Anonymous said...

The NRA has trained more police officers in basic firearms skills than anybody else.The NRA saves lives.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately 9:20 forgets that the men of today are not their father or grandfather's men. Most American's are as soft as baby sh*t. They cry about how heavy their gear is, or its too cold or rainy outside. Without their Ho Ho's and comfy couch today's men are pussies.

Anonymous said...

No, Rue-y there are more than two choices of the corrupt system. There are a total of seven candidate son the Illinois ballot.

They are, and position on ballot:

Barack Obama & Joe Biden DEM

John McCain & Sarah Palin REP

Cynthia McKinney & Rosa Clement GRN

Bob Barr & Wayne A. Root LIB

John Joseph Polachek & No Candidate NEW PARTY

Charles O. Baldwin & Darrell L. Castle CON

Ralph Nader & Matt Gonzalez IND

They range from the far right (Constitution Party) to the far left left (Green).

Polachek apparently is a pro-life, North Side cab driver who is a big supporter of the Canadian banking system. Whatever that means.

"leftisthebest"

Anonymous said...

Obama Not a US Citizen! Check It Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyspCRmJv7w

Anonymous said...

"Cynthia McKinney & Rosa Clement GRN"

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Yes, it could be worse, much worse. The biggest, race baiting fool Washington ever hosted.

Anonymous said...

Are all you arm-chair commando's scared? Gonna lose your guns, whimper, whimper. If a ban really went through most of you would surrender your guns and you know it. Stop watching all those hollywood movies. It's all make believe.....

Coldtype said...

"Police first became suspicious when Ashley Todd claimed that a large black man mugged her, raped her, carved a B in her face for Barack, and then ran off shouting, 'Now I'm going to apply for a subprime mortage which the federal government will force the bank to give me under the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act!'"
—Jonathan Schwarz

I just couldn't resist. You're very welcome.

Cpdcoppurr said...

nothing like a fabulous glass of wine to wash down the shit. God Help Us All.

I still believe in this great country. Remember you non believers. Our forefathers fought for liberty!!! The right defend ourselves. Do not be fooled by this smooth talking fool. Sometimes what you know is better then the fool you don't.

Enjoy your wine, i will enjoy mine as well. ~waves to you and yours~

be well and stay safe,

coppurr

Anonymous said...

In time the right of gun ownership will pass. Ever notice as we allow more savage races here the crime rises. Look at South and Central America? Savage killing there with their drug wars. Africa? another savage land.