August 29, 2010

Be careful of what you wish for..

One can almost hear the sack load's chop-licking as well as the knife-sharpening of his sycophantic  knee-pad media buddies over the upcoming fifth anniversary of Katrina. And I am sure that there will be a plethora of postings all over the MSM about how that terrible event was exacerbated but the hated Bush administration's efforts at rescue and restoration.

Bt they might want to take a little care before they seize on yet another Bash Bush jamboree as it just might result in some unfavorable blow-back in the form of Katrina-versus-Gulf-oil-spill comparisons.

"On his first non-vacation trip since his last vacation trip, President Obama flies down to the gulf region again today.

White House aides say the Democrat, sensitive to early spill criticism that his administration was slow to react to the country's worst-ever environmental disaster, will recommit the nation to help the battered region that's taken a lot of help in recent years.Republican president George W Bush consoles victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005

But wait. This trip is not about the oil spill that's become for Obama what Hurricane Katrina became at the time for George W. Bush, a federalized mess that many took as a sign of broader ineffectivness.

Now, however, there's an intriguing new poll out of several hundred Louisianans.

And they seem to have reached a somewhat unexpected verdict on the job performance of the successive presidents:

Public Policy Polling finds that today the most-impacted residents feel that the Republican President No. 43 displayed more leadership in his crisis than the Democratic President No. 44 has in his.

Despite all the controversy and subsequent political charges and recriminations, a clear majority (54%) now say they feel Bush handled the deadly hurricane's aftermath better than Obama did the oil spill (33%). More than 1,600 people died in one of the worst storms and subsequent flooding in U.S. history.

Bush's 21-point leadership approval spread has grown by six points during the last two months of the Obama administration.

As usual, Obama will give a speech during his New Orleans visit today. And another one Tuesday evening on Iraq."

Yessir, folks, it would seem that Bush is the best thing that ever happened to Obama.If it were not for blaming him for one thing or another, The Pantload would just be marking time in office by playing golf, taking vacations, flying to meet foreign dignitaries to apologize for America, and playing some more golf while on vacation.

On another note, I cancelled the hated Los Angeles Times many, many years ago (hell, I canceled the Orange County Register three years ago) and now take NO newspaper for the simple reason that I do not need to have Leftist Liberal and Big "L" Libertarian garbage shoveled at me for essentially the price of a decent bottle of single malt whiskey per month. No sir, I got better use for my time and loot.

But I heartily recommend The L. A. Times' "Top of the Ticket" for your perusal.It is a blog put together by Andrew Malcom (former Laura Bush press secretary) and comes up with some pretty good stuff. If only Andrew had more control over the Times' editorial policies, I might even give up the bottle of Glennfiddich and subscribe once again.

In fact, I am beginning to wonder what will happen to other rags should they ever shed the liberal mantra they continually bleat. Why, they might even make some money.



  1. The L A Times has been so awful for so long, I doubt any real reform. I too used to subscribe, over a decade ago.

  2. ..actually, Opie, I toyed with the idea of using decades to describe my hiatus from that rag, but it would age me.

    I am so-o-o-o looking forward to tonight when I return from yet another CAP exercise and can shower, relax, pour myself a libation and wander through your delightful coverage of the Glenn Beck extravaganza.

    I understand there's been yet another miscalculation of attendance by the nay-sayers, viz. 87,000 versus a sky-cam view of the entire Lincoln Memorial-to-Washington-Monument area being thronged by attendees.


  3. I have not subscribed to a newspaper in about 16 years.

  4. I haven't seen an LA Times in 30 years. Happiness was seeing LA in my rear view mirror.

  5. Supi, et al,

    It will gladden your heart to know that Mrs War Planner *borrows* the L.A.T. from a neighbor and puts it out on the patio so the War Planner's aging pet mixed-breed greyhound-and-God-knows-what-else, Alice, can crap on it to save from soiling the concrete.

    Of course, she (Mrs War Planner), is under strict orders to reserve Obama's, Pelosi's, Reid's, and any other prominent lefties' front page photos for sunny-side up display in anticipation of the bomb loads that Alice may drop..

    ..and she (Alice) is usually pretty accurate at those low-level air strikes, if you get my drift.

  6. We got the Tucson Citizen (the paper that was somewhat less leftist than the Arizona, Daily Star) for a short time after we moved here because my wife wanted the coupons. After a few months, it just wasn't worth it, so we canceled. It went out of business a while back, not surprisingly, and the Red Star seems to be desperate to find subscribers. Even in hippietown Tucson.