January 21, 2012


I received this comment on a previous post and wanted to discuss this with the gentleman (or lady?) in a more prominent setting:
Blogger Arctic Patriot said...
An Obama '16 victory will be a net gain for freedom in the long term.

Romney's statism will (and has never) shown any objective, substantial, or measurable difference from Obama's. Problem is, a Romney victory will put the partially aroused American people back to their slumbering.

Four years of "Obama with a mandate" will galvanize the American people for real freedom more than anything. In 2016, we will have a galvanized liberty-craving electorate, and a fractious (not united, as now) democrat party.

The Dead Elephant party is offering no substantial alternative to the party of Obama.

Republican and Democrats are both sides of the same Statist coin.

You can call me all the names you like. I believe one way or the other, it doesn't matter, because Obama will most likely win this year.

Politicians are the symptom, not the problem.

AP
AP,

Sorry for the late response; I do not feel compelled to call you anything except a good person with an opinion that differs from my own.

Please recognize that I have a bad case of ODS and feel that if he is given another fours years -- irrespective of who controls Congress -- he will do far more damage to this country and this economy. I laid this out in the post to which you added your comment but I feel it important to reiterate some points -- not to be argumentative, but for you and others to consider.

Firstly, I think you mean re-electing Obama for 2012 - not 2016. I am not a tin-foil hat wearing member of the fraternity that believes he will suspend elections in 2016 and appoint himself Emperor Barack I of the U. S. S. of A. like his hero, the cancer-stricken tub of goo running Venezuela. (But get back to me in, say, 2015 and we'll see.)

That said, however, the prospect of giving Obama another four years is nonetheless frightening. He will not be fettered by re-election worries; his only concern -- because of his monumental ego -- will be to cement his legacy by indelibly imprinting his image on this country.

He will surely veto any bills to cross his desk that don't cleave to his ultra-liberal, socialist bent. How about attempts to repeal ObamaCare? Forget that; not gonna happen. And, once that monstrosity is in place and the benefits have kicked in, then it becomes an entitlement like Social Security and cannot be gouged out of our firmament. The prospect of a non-tax-paying underclass being permanently welded to the Democrat party might well ensure that the Spartan, conservative darling candidate you yearn for in 2016 will fade in the haze as the proles clamor for more and more from a permanent, socialist all-powerful, all-controlling, all-providing government.

Then there's the prospect of his stacking the SCOTUS with two ultra-liberal justices and that is something that will doom us for decades to come. If that happens and we are lucky, we might not see the light of day until this century has played out. (Of course, we shall be dust by then.)

No, Romney is not the reincarnation of Reagan but I do not believe he is nearly as bad as Obama and his crowd. I fully believe -- if he is the nominee --the key lies in whom Romney picks as a running mate. Someone like Rubio will be the heir to Romney's tenure and certainly lead us out into much brighter, sunnier days than the gloom of giving this idiot another four years to compound the damage he has done to this country. But I believe that he may very well turn out to be a lot better -- conservatively -- than people think.

By the way, and for your edification, I am not wed to Romney. I will work equally hard for any candidate winning the GOP nomination. But, as I said in the post you commented on:
But the deal breaker for me are those who stamp their feet, hold their breath, take their ball and go home or otherwise throw a tantrum by threatening to cast a protest vote for some no-chance libertarian or third-party candidate. Or even worse yet: voting for Obama in the hopes that their precious little conservative nirvana will eventuate in 2016.
I hope you are reasonable and see that there is NOBODY worse than Obama this November. Ain't worth another four years of this ass clown.

Anyway, thank you for visiting and commenting. I hope you will drop by again and express your opinion.

UPDATE: Odie thinks this guy is a commie and that I should have flushed him. For benefit of those who do not wish to venture to the comments on this post, I offered this response:
Rare opening here at work, Odie, so I'll respond. Dunno if the guy is a troll or not. I looked at this website and he seemed to be pretty much an ABRer. I took his comments at face value and merely enunciated my opinion of getting The Supreme Pantload out of office *then* go to work on the [considerable] damage he has done.

I still cleave to the electability of Romney by virtue of his appeal to moderates and disaffected Dems. And, in the end, we will have to work with those people in the general election and beyond.

I do believe that the country -- if we get Obama out -- will continue the revolution that started in NOvember 2010.

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Newt?


Saturday again after a busy week. It was to have been a morning at the Chino Hills High School Amateur Radio Swap Meet and today I was to have taken The War Planner III and my grandchildren, Sabrina and The War Planner IV. but, alas, a Pacific storm swept in and I don't feel like trudging around the swap and exposing the two kids to the cold and damp. If they got sick, my bride and my daughter in law would never let me hear the end of it.

Live to fight another day, as they say,

So I have time to jot a few words here before I embark on today's rain-sodden adventures.

I see where the big rage is Newt Gingrich's second comeback-- or is it third (I have lost count) -- as he is poised to trounce Mitt Romney in South Carolina. I don't know about you but I am actually wearying of all of these debates and the endless hype and breathless speculation by the news outlets over our political process.

The old adage is that there are two things best left unseen: the making of sausage and the making of laws (politics). It is as though, in this latter case, the politicians in our ruling class have taken their show ion the road. Their multi-state, mobile abbatoir on the road with the killing axes, flensing knives, offal, entrails, and blood spatters on full view for the great gawking proletariat. If I weren't such a person of sunny optimism, I would say that the MSM and the clods who control our destiny are bent on discouraging us from participation this Fall by dulling our interest now.

It would seem that -- for the moment -- this is working on me. I prefer to chase other things at the moment and let the drama play out or, in keeping with my earlier metaphor, the meat get packed.

Even my beloved Hot Air has descended into this maelstrom with its commenters dividing into several camps: the staunch ABR (Anyone But Romney) crowd, the Mittbots, the terminal Eeyores ("We should give up now, it's all hopeless, Obama will win!"), their brethren, the eternally cynical basement-dwelling cynics who basically take a great deal of delight in rebutting/refuting/pissing on every shred of happiness and hope posted, and the sarcastic, snarky (God, I hate that word) comedians.

While Ed Morrissey's analysis is usually spot on and his ability to dissect the bogus MSM polls to point out the howlers and blatant attempts to manipulate with their questionable statistical methods (oversampling Dems, etc.), the others -- Allahpundit, Jazz Shaw, etc. -- have devolved into spewers of disdain and cynicism. The fresh-faced, lovely Tina Korbe attempts some perkiness but, alas, she is too much of a dewy-eyed ingenue to do serious, hard-bitten commentary. She needs about 500 miles of hard road and a few cases of cheap Scotch to earn her grits, in my opinion.

But, as I said, the once-delightful comments have become a roiling mass of incoherence with very few intellectual bright spots.

That said, I stumbled on this remark that sums up my feelings on this rainy Saturday morning in Southern California. It's on the subject of Gingrich's sudden resurrection and rise in the South Carolina polls:
Well put. I strongly support Romney, and I don’t feel nervous or bad about the fact that Newt might win in South Carolina. This whole business about Newt getting attention for his punchy debate answers is just silly. It’s Newt Gingrich we’re talking about. The man is disliked so much by so many (including conservatives and independents) that it’s completely laughable that anyone would think he could win the nomination (let alone beat Obama, which would never happen).

We all know that this angry, pompous Newt routine is going to wear thin fast. This is not something that is going to sell well in many other states. Newt Gingrich will push his blunt answers too far, he’ll let it all go to his head (as he always does), and people will get a closer look at Newt and sour on him again.

Kind of a shame that things are having to get so ugly (and that an extended primary season might end up helping Obama), but I have no doubt that most voters are sane and will vote to nominate Romney, who is the candidate with the best chance, BY FAR, of beating Obama.

bluegill on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 AM
..sorry about the breach of etiquette in quoting the entirety of this long response. It's just that there's so many things I agree with -- especially the part about Newt winning SC.

One really, really good takeaway from all of this drama is that the common folk (read you, me, the HA crowd, and the real people of this country) have had the scales fall away from their eyes and have seen that a candidate can give some blow back to the anointed liberal moderators of these chicken-sh!t debates. Conversely, it might show those who stage the presidential debates in the Fall that their gotcha questions and hit-job journalism bomb-drops will incite us, the great unwashed, to favor the victim of their set-up.

Hell, they might take this lesson so to heart that they'll probably savage their beloved Pantload in an attempt to revive him in the public's eye.

It's all good, the HA Eeyore crowd notwithstanding.

..Maybe I can hit the swap if there's a break in the clouds.

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January 7, 2012

No work Saturday..

Hey, I am lazy but I worked hard all week and want to spend some time with my hobbies. I got an AR to finish (need a couple of punches from Brownells for the Bolt Catch assembly) and I want to retro-fit an LCD display on a K1EL K-42 code reader I built.

"Da-di-da-dit.."
So, I thought I'd let a comment from Hot Air serve fill in for me. Rational Though was commenting on an assertion made that Romney is using the electability meme; like McCain did in 2008. The point was that McCain failed and so will Romney. Well, here it is for your reading pleasure, emphasis added:
I don’t recall McCain’s electability getting the play last time around that Romney’s is this time. I’ve Google searched it, and yeah, it was definitely there, but I do not recall it being such a big issue. I recall that it was “McCain’s turn” and all of that. I never wanted McCain — I thought Rudy was much more electable — but no Republican was going to win in 2008. Period. That is just a fact. The “financial crisis” in late September, which Bush, McCain, and that corrupt POS Hank Paulson all jumped on with their hyperbolic doomsday scenarios ended the contest. No one was going to beat the Cult of Obama in the face of a “Republican financial crisis” that was “threatening the very existence of the nation.” McCain was an awful candidate running a hideous campaign in the most anti-Republican election of my lifetime, but he STILL got 47% of the vote. I could not believe it was that close. Could not believe it. This time around, the Cult of Obama has become the Disaster of Obama. This is going to be a different election. Beating an incumbent is always hard, but it hinges on intensity against the incumbent, not for his challenger, and the intensity to remove Obama is exceptionally high, far higher than the intensity in Obama’s base to re-elect him. The only thing that is likely to screw it up is if the GOP nominates a religious zealot or a candidate who routinely appears befuddled and incompetent.

Rational Thought on January 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM
*dusts off hands*

Man, was that easy! Now, where's my soldering iron?

UPDATE: I was chastised by my dear friend, Woodsterman, who accuses me of being a tool of the establishment GOP. Odie stopped short of sinking into that deplorable state of Eeyorehood wherein one declares that Romney as the nominee will bring on another Obama victory. Some even go so far as to say that this would invite a Pantload landslide.

I humbly disagree. Odie, I loves ya like a brother and know that our friendship will not be fractured by such disagreements. And I know that this is the primary season and we must all back those candidates we feel will be the best for whatever reasons. But for those out there who DO lapse into becoming Eeyores, I have this for you: these folks are nothing more than aspirants who would be auditioning for the Randy Quaid role in a remake of Major League II:


Do you not comprehend that Obama was swept into power by people with so-called Bush fatigue and the overspending of by the Rs in Congress? Obama was a cypher, a ghost, a zero running against an old, sclerotic candidate who did almost everything to sabotage his VP running mate and yet was leading until he spazzed out on the handling of the debt crisis. Obama was not vetted by the kneepad wearing, tongue bathing, bum osculating Lame Scream Media who gave him a pass on everything while dumping on Bush, McCain, and savaging Sarah Palin viciously.

Obama now has a record on single-handedly wrecking the economy, destroying relations with our allies abroad while smooching with every spittle-flecked despot on the face of the earth. He has blown two sure victories -- Iraq and Afghanistan -- out his pimple-covered hatchet ass and has weakened our military to the point where the post-Carter's levels would seem like a Reagan-esque buildup. He has paid off cronies, foisted off green jobs as largess to his backers, and otherwise handed the NLRB to big labor on a platter.

His record smells worse than a latrine outside one of those donkey bars in Tijuana, Mexico.

Don't even get me started on his so-called Justice Department. And I have not even mentioned the stimulus and ObamaCare.

So along comes a guy who ran the bluest state in the country as a relatively conservative Republican and seemingly did a good job of it. I'll spare you the litany; I am sure there are points we can debate. . But I am so far disposed to voting and supporting Romney because I believe that he has the tools to make a good president and that he has the best chance of banishing this socialist butt-wipe to the oblivion he belongs.

My number one goal is to see that Obama is defeated.

AS I said and to be fair, this is the primary season and each and every one of us should back the person we feel would make the best president. Santorum, Gingrich, Perry, Huntsman, Paul -- yes, even Ron Paul. If anyone of those are the nominee I will work my ass off to support them -- yes, even Ron Paul. I would expect the same from all of you who dislike what Obama is doing to our country. I suspect Odie feels the same way.

But the deal breaker for me are those who stamp their feet, hold their breath, take their ball and go home or otherwise throw a tantrum by threatening to cast a protest vote for some no-chance libertarian or third-party candidate. Or even worse yet: voting for Obama in the hopes that their precious little conservative nirvana will eventuate in 2016.

Flush out you head gear, new guy. There ain't gonna be a U. S. of A. in 2016 if Obama gets another four years. (Here he cues the litany of repeated vetoes of ObabaCare repeal bills and other (R) attempts to thwart him, or the ultra-liberal SCOTUS we'll end up with.)

..anyway, I made my point. Hope you understand.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

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January 6, 2012

I escaped; don't pay the ransom..

Well, the new year brings no sup[rises. Work continues to suffocate.

"May Allah shine his light on you, infidels.."

Here's a little ditty from 1LT "Sky" King, our USAF Auxiliary Squadron Deputy Commander.
Best Bar Joke, evah:

An Illegal Alien, a Muslim and a Communist go into a bar.

The bartender asks: "What can I get you, Mr. President?"
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January 1, 2012

Merry New Year!

At the inception of each year, I am always reminded of this little gem:


Hot Air chose The Pantload's lamentation "about being held to a higher standard for leadership on freedom than, er, communist China’s Hu Jintao." as their Obamateurism of the Year. Truly amazing effluvia from a man who, arguably, is not held to any standards whatsoever by his handmaidens in the sequined-knee-pad-wearing, tongue-batching mainstream press.

If he is ejected November next, one wonders -- for the sake of symmetry -- there will be an Office of the President Reject[ed]?

Also, Hot Air regular commenter Rovin remarks:
P.S. BACK UP YOUR FILES!

Call me paranoid, but I wouldn’t put it past them, (this current administration and/or the DOJ), to cause an internet meltdown/virus that will virtually destroy every piece of information gathered on our hard-drives. And, of course, this malicious tool will be blamed on some foreign entity by the liberal media, who mysteriously were not effected by the virus. ANYONE can now purchase a full terabyte backup hard-drive for $119.00, (and two TB’s for under $200) leaving your PC protected from a potential information disaster—a small price to pay to preserve the historic events, (and Mr. Morrissey’s OOTD’s), that this administration has undertaken to undermine the masses.

(Now back to my regularly scheduled Ketel-One Bloody Mary)

Rovin on January 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Which occasions my recommendation that you pay frequent visits to The Obama Fail Blog this year because we will be entering our final lap with this cretin and one does not wish to miss a minute of his flailing and lip-flapping.

..all the best; now go out and be prosperous and healthy.

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December 31, 2011

Speaking of ugly..

"Gimme your dough..!"

The First Moocher is at it again. She's lounging around her Hawaiian digs, vacationing on our 40,000,000 dimes (after taking an early flight over that cost us an extra million dimes because she could not wait for that hatchet-assed, metro-sexual Pantload POTUS to wrap things up in D.C.) and putting the arm on her husband's backers, asking them to dig down deep and come up with $3 to for their campaign.

From Kieth Koffler's White House Dossier blog:
Speaking from her paradisical $4 million Hawaii vacation, Mrs. Obama wants to know: Do any of President Obama’s supporters have $3 to spare for his reelection?

This is approximately like coming upon Warren Buffett on a street corner with a McDonald’s cup asking if he can have 15 cents. Michelle’s request was part of an email sent to the Obama 2012 list today.

Over the next 11 months we’ve got an organization to grow, voters to register, and people to get fired up.

I hope you’ll close out this year by donating $3 or more now to help make sure we’re ready for the next one...
Thank you so much, and happy new year,
Michelle


The obscene juxtaposition of the first lady on a $4 million vacation while asking what would have to be middle to low income earners for three bucks – who else would they be targeting with such an appeal? – is yet another example of lack of perspective the Obamas seem to be gaining while in power.

Mrs. Obama takes extravagant vacations to Spain and southern Africa. The president golfs obsessively and is currently dining at Honolulu’s ritziest restaurants. All while asking their fellow Americans to “sacrifice” during this time of not plenty.
And they blow $4 million – mostly taxpayers’ money – on a vacation, while wondering
if the small people can come up with $3. What about renting a beach house next year at the Jersey shore? I mean, if we’re all going to sacrifice.
Tell you what, Keith, if things play out well next year, Moon-Ass and her dipstick hubby will be spending their vacations wading in the shores of Lake Michigan or cavorting in the spray of open fire hydrants in the sweltering Summer streets of Chicago.

For the moment, however, while she's strolling along Makapu'u Beach, you can tell her for me to pound sand.

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The Tasteless Past..

Piqued by a tip from Ed Morrissey and James Lileks on their Saturday show, I came across a truly pedestrian set of pics that rivals Woodsterman's Walmatrian series. Hint: Google "Awkward Family Photographs". Here's a sample of the more tasteful.





..I can't go on. Talk amongst yourselves.

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Past is Prologue II: A look back at 2011..

Actually, this is from 2010, but it is worth remembering if only because I am sure this product will probably be in demand [yet again] after November 6th, 2012.


I wonder if they'll be offering the 2-for-1 offer if you just pay the additional shipping and handing?

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December 28, 2011

Past is Prologue

Dear Leader is gone but the true tragedy for the NorKs will be when they lose their other "Dear Leader". It'll be a time for them to crank up the tear ducts once more.


TANGENTIAL DRIVE BY ADDENDA: What do you call any given politician's policy of obsequiously fawning over illegal alien in order to get their vote?

HISPANDERING.

Someone in a thread over on Hot Air said he didn't like Rick Santorum because he felt like the Presidential candidate looked like a rat with dentures.

..I don't make 'em up, pally, I just read 'em.

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December 25, 2011

After Christmas back to work post..

Playing with my new toys. Go here for some interesting stuff. Will be back to write about it when the toys get old. Meantime, we got us some serious work to do next year.


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