Thursday, September 08, 2011

Rick Perry - The Smirk II

The left used to snarl about George Bush's "smirk." If Perry gets elected, they'll be longing for the good ole days. I don't particularly like Perry, although I have a lot of respect for George W. Bush. I've had a feeling of dread for the future since Perry jumped into this race. He strikes me as a right-wing demagogue in the same way that Obama is a left-wing demagogue.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Mugged by Mythology: Liberals believe the darnedest things. It's a good example of how the left's propaganda mills operate. If someone points out a problem, blame it on them.

Well, so conservatives believe their own myths sometimes. All you can do is learn critical thinking, watch out for fallacies and sophistries and keep trying to think things through for yourself. One of the big stories today was the bellicose rhetoric from James Hoffa, head of the Teamsters Union (Who knew they had an aristocracy?) attacking the Tea Party movement. They're running scared after losing in Wisconsin, but it seems like the only thing unions like this understand is bullying, intimidation and an irrational sense of being put upon. From what I've seen of their literature and their political practices, they no more represent the working man than any mobster does. They're true thugs, from their mode of speaking to their tactics for delivering elections for their preferred party. They don't believe representative government unless it represents them, and muscling people to get them in line is never far below the surface with them.

Unless others stand up against their greed and violence they'll just keep bleeding the country dry. Anyone who makes a deal with them has sold his soul and good luck getting it back.

Mitt Romney: My plan to turn around the U.S. economy
I'm introducing a plan consisting of 59 specific proposals — including 10 concrete actions I will take on my first day in office — to turn around America's economy. Each proposal is rooted in the conservative premise that government itself cannot create jobs. At best, government can provide a framework in which economic growth can occur. All too often, however, government gets in the way. The past three years of unparalleled government expansion have retaught that lesson all too well.
Are you taking notes? I know I was wondering if this would be on the midterm. Maybe that's why conservatives find Mitt uninspiring, he's cerebral, smart and the product of long experience in business, not demagoguery. This is a guy people have paid a lot of money for his skills in analysis and his recommendation in fixing dysfunctional organizations. What's wrong with electing him President? He's the Un-Obama!

I can't read Christopher Hitchens with the TV or radio on. His positions are so complex that I get lost in his aside. But here he clears away the underbrush. Al Qaeda is evil. Murder cults are evil. Blaming 9/11 on anyone else is stupid and assists evil.

Obama: 2012 candidate "the White House has run out of whatever ideas it ever had."