Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Someone should tell Jon Stewart to "shut the f_ck up about" Fox News' comments about Bill Mahr's obscene rants about Republican women. Since I never watch either of them, they don't bother me, but when you're as sensitive as the left has been to Rush Limbaugh, they should learn not to dish it out if they can't take it. It's a free country and what Limbaugh said was about Sandra Fluke was mild in comparison with the left's profanity toward conservatives. So, talk to the crotch, Jon. As a side matter, I find it alarming how many conservatives and religious commentators are subscribers to HBO and Showtime. If you want to get Bill Mahr's attention, quit paying for his show, dummies! It's not an excuse that you don't watch his show if you're subscribing to his network. He boasts that he has no sponsors to listen to. You are his sponsors!

It's about keeping Mitt Romney from winning. That's Newt Gingrich who has, in Charles Krauthammer's words, been in full Ahab mode since Mitt Romney denied him his cream of stepping into the White House after his initial surge in Iowa. (Can it only have been January?) He indignantly called Romney a shameless liar for the ads the super-PAC ran against him. Yet until his losses yesterday, he was continuing to tell us that he still thought he could win the nomination, and even now, he thinks that all the state primaries will be over in June without any candidate having 1144 delegates and then "we'll have a conversation about who would be the best candidate to represent us in the election." In other words, he thinks he can persuade the delegates to abandon their commitments and select him, the third place winner. There's an old joke that a neurotic is one who builds castles in the air while a pscyhotic moves in. To hear him talk, Newt sounds like the latter. And Santorum is still doing so. His own attacks on Romney become more vicious and personal as his hopes to overtake him in the delegate race grow more and more untenable. As if to double down on his bet, Santorum has now favored statehood for Puerto Rico if it adopts English as its official language. Maybe I'm reading that wrong, but it doesn't seem like it would help win delegates there.

California nears the brink. Tax revenues drop 22%. Can Greece be far away? How with other states react to the Federal government being asked to bail it out? It'll be couched in terms of saving teachers, cops and firefighters, but with public employees having taken advantage of their union contracts to pad their pensions, I doubt that will go over well. Still, the Democrats may connive a way.