September 4, 2009 - August 28, 2009
Monday, July 14, 2008
What's Really Wrong
with the Left.
on all fours is the new superiority. And the snippet of Mozart's
Requiem, btw, is not for Mr. Snow. It's for you who cheered his death.
. It's tiresome and I don't want to write about it at all,
but it still has to be said. The lefthand 30 percent of the political
spectrum in this country is emotionally and spiritually retarded.
They're the ones who celebrated
the death of Tony Snow
in the Los
blog, they're the decision makers at the L.A.
Times who approved such barbaric comments for publication on that blog,
and they're the highly educated, meticulously responsible and objective
journalists who will ignore the implications of this kind of
disgraceful behavior by those who take loud credit for being the most
tolerant, civilized, progressive, humanitarian, and intelligent among
us. That adds up to a pretty sizeable percentage of the Obama idolaters
in our nation.
This isn't about presenting a brief for Tony Snow. I knew the man only
from his media appearances. That those who knew him personally regarded
him as a kind, decent, and generous man is all the evidence I need for
what I have to say, which has to do with the great liberal obsession
about the separation of church and state. When your politics becomes
your religion, your only
definition of what is good and bad in the world, the separation you
prize so ostentatiously is rendered meaningless. Unless you are
prepared -- as all who encounter this philosophical cul de sac should,
if they were honest -- to separate your own politics from all decisions of
government. You are required to recuse yourself from participating in
political policy decisions because of
your political (i.e., religious) beliefs. You can't be trusted to participate in a
rational process because your whole relation to that process is as
irrational as the declarations of the most rabid cult member you've
ever disdained in the sphere of religion.
That's why you so thoroughly misunderstand the Constitution and regard
it as obsolete. The founders saw a necessary tension between the ideal
of divine law and the inevitably imperfect adminstration of a human
legal system. They counted on the former to discipline, chastise
and reform the latter when it it inevitably went astray. A good example
of such a divergence would be the conflation of rationally discrepant
policy positions with a justification for wishing death and extreme
physical suffering on mere political opponents. The founders relied on
religion as a leavening influence, a transcendent mitigator of
political fanaticism. The absence of this mitigating influence in
sadistic lefties is proof that you are dangerous incompetents on all
constitutional questions. You are American citizens by birth, but you
are unworthy of the privileges carved out for you by wiser men.
There's another larger point to be made here. One that explains what
many have regarded as an insoluble mystery. Why you are so quick to
your own nation
fanatics of Islam who are quite open about their desire to enslave your
womenfolk, castrate and behead your gay mascots, and exterminate your
right to dis
anything divine forever. It's no mystery at all. You are two peas in a
pod. For you, politics is
religion. For muslims, religion is
The concept of any separation between church and state is as much an
oxymoron for you as it is for them. That's the savage incomprehension
you share which overwhelms what should be a world-splitting schism
You are the same. Which is to say you've arrived at the same
annihilating perspective by entirely different means. The muslims of
Jew-hating jihad are historical prisoners of undeveloped consciousness.
You are history's greatest historical cowards of consciousness, the
ones who fearfully fled the responsibilities of individual conscience
for an easy -- and false -- collective rationality that defies the
logic of human nature and experience. You have chosen an anti-human
evil and draped it in the hypocritical lies of rhetorical altruism.
is your prize. The reductio ad absurdem
hateful humanism. Enjoy yourselves. It really is the truest incarnation
of your philosophies.
But don't be surprised if the most of us fail to accompany you on your
glorious new mission.
. Even Mrs. CP was taken in by this one, which is damn hard
to do. Mr. CP is too damn dumb to believe what he hears, which is the
only reason he didn't fall for it: But here's the gist
Obama based his editorial
Iraq in large part on the assertion by Nouri al-Maliki [that he] wants
for American withdrawal.
Unfortunately, as the BBC notes,
didn’t actually say that — although the fault really does not lie with
Obama. In fact, the Maliki government doesn’t want date-certain
withdrawal dates, and may not want a withdrawal at all [emphasis added.]
My my my. Could there ever be anything more awful than accepting an
American victory in Iraq? Hard to imagine, isn't it? Including the fact
that the real proof of victory is political game-playing by a
democratic politician who is willing to be (almost) as ruthlessly
dishonest as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid , and Chuck Schumer just to get
re-elected? Sickening. Those middle-eastern scumbags. Unless it's the
proof that western democracy has taken firm root in the world's most
virulent political cesspool.
I don't know about you, but I tend to view slyly dishonest Iraqi
politicians somewhat less pejoratively than Americans like Reid and
Pelosi. And I feel sorry for Obama. Since his learning curve about
foreign affairs is still obviously incredibly steep.
Of course, now I'm going to hear about it from Mrs. CP. The good news
is that she -- unlike Reid and Pelosi -- is actually smart..
Saturday, July 12, 2008
A Belated Birthday Post:
Shame on the
I'm pretty much done with the GOP.
. I didn't vote for George W. Bush when he ran the first time.
I didn't buy the whole "compassionate conservative" thing. He was about
"drugs for seniors," something about public education reform I still
don't get, immigration awfulness, no nation-building, nonpartisanship,
and not much else. He was never
a conservative. In the early days of his administration, he even
delivered the Saturday radio address in Spanish. (Yeah. I've deleted a
picture of me sticking a finger down my throat and yakking at the
thought of a U.S. president addressing us in Spanish.) For the record,
I thought Al Gore was even worse, and nothing that's happened since
convinces me that Gore is anything but a gay narcissist with too much
money and time on his hands. Like you, I thought that sleeping with
Laura Bush would be more tiresome than erotic (I've changed my mind about that, too), but at least George
wasn't a closeted, lisping phony. It's just that I thought GWB was our
second post-Cold War doofus president, part of our collective
dog-shaking-after-a-bath routine of obliviously spraying the world
with our un-concern after 50 years of protecting their ass from a
fate worse than death. I just didn't care to participate.
I wasn't any smarter about the threat of al qaeda than Bill Clinton.
Neither were you. Of course
wanted us to smack bin Laden's ass after each and every terrorist act.
Especially after the attack on the U.S.S.
. But no more than you or anyone else did I suspect that
ignoring bin Laden would lead to 9/11. I'm being honest here. Can you
But 9/11 happened. And our doofus president stepped up. He wasn't
Lincoln or Truman, meaning that he didn't take office knowing he
was looking down the barrel of a huge gun aimed at his forehead. He was
a nice guy who thought he'd be fine putting in his time as another
do-nothing placeholder president, which is actually the best we can
ever hope for. He drew on his Texas simple-mindedness, which was an
amazing attainment of character given his
Andover-Yale-Harvard education, and spent the next six years kicking
ass all over the world. Go figure.
Intellectuals suffer from a syndrome called "paralysis through
analysis." Not GWB. He understood the schoolyard rules. Hurt one of
mine and I'll go anywhere and do anything to bring the fight to you.
That's what he did. He was the perfect president to deal with a
lamebrain enemy who thought we weren't tough enough to stand up against
a fanatical foe. That's why we went to Iraq. You struck at our heart
and now we'll take out your biggest bully. See if you can stop us. Try
to stop us, mother f____er.
WMDs? Irrelevant. Even if they really were there
It was actually kind of a miracle. That at the precise moment we needed
a schoolyard mentality, we had one. What the liberals and progressives
can never forgive Bush, or history itself, is that despite all the U.N.
backing and filling and diplomacy-as-usual, Bush went into Iraq and al
qaeda responded to the challenge. They sent everything they had at our
cowboy president. AND WE KICKED THEIR ASS
Into the middle of the next century.
Here's the plain truth for the downtrodden Republican Party. The much
bally-hooed "War on Terror," which was supposed to last for a
generation, has been won
less than seven years. There remains a much greater threat -- western
surrender to muslim fanaticism in cultural affairs -- but even there GWB
has set a precedent that Americans will be yearning for less than a
year after he leaves office. The nation that deep-down knows its
citizens have the right to bear arms is not
going to accept for long the
idea that people who want to kill us get to hire a dream team of
attorneys and vogue on bail all over Beverly Hills during their
consequence-free trial. They can shut down Guantanamo, but they can't
erase it from people's memories. When the shit hits the fan again, as
it probably will when every terrorist can be an O.J. Simpson, people
will know that there is an alternative.
All the current "legacy"
talk on the cable news channels is a joke. It's a Clinton leftover. The
MSM spent a year pondering Bill's legacy because he was the late
twentieth century version of Chester A. Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, and
Millard Fillmore. They were trying, unsuccessfully, to answer the
question, "Why have we spent so much time lionizing and defending a man
who did almost nothing during his eight years in office?"
of George W. Bush is already secure. It doesn't need a tidal wave of PR
spin. Sometime after he goes home -- whether Obama or McCain is elected
-- the American people will begin to miss him. Like Lincoln, he has
his "one thing" that will endear him to the ages. He did not go gentle
into that good night. He roared back at a world that thought the U.S.
was like France in 1940, a lamb ripe for the slaughter. And while his
enemies at home mocked and
derided him, even the Old World remade itself in his image. France,
Germany, Italy, and Canada all rejected anti-American governments in
"reactionaries" who remember how much the western "free" world owes to
the United States.
Al qaeda in Iraq is a dead
. Bin Laden, dead
, is an
irrelevancy on the world stage, reviled by even his closest allies.
Iran is so nervous about American "cowboy" foreign policy that it's
trying to conduct international negotiations via Photoshop.
But the Republican Party is embarrassed and ashamed of the president
who made all this happen:
Convention Planners Want Bush Out of the Picture
Give the president a first-night speech, and then get him out of town
before McCain arrives
Sen. John McCain's plans are gradually unfolding for the Republican
National Convention in September as he tries to walk a tightrope
between conflicting demands.
First is the question of how to give President Bush a forum as the
party's two-time nominee but at the same time keep McCain at a distance
from the unpopular incumbent. The answer, according to McCain aides,
will be to have Bush give a speech on the first night of the
convention—a Monday—and let him have the moment to himself. McCain
isn't scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the convention site,
until Tuesday at the earliest, after Bush leaves, which means that, at
this point, the two men won't be seen with each other that week.
Other tentative plans call for allowing McCain's major rivals for the
GOP nomination this year—Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, and
Fred Thompson—to speak at the convention. All have now endorsed McCain.
This would allow each to have a bit of the limelight and at the same
time show that the party is unified.
Who are these guys? No wonder the party faithful are pissed off. Our
dunderhead president turned out to be a great
president. And even I, who
didn't like the platform he was elected on in 2000, have to admit that
he did exactly what he said he would do. I didn't vote for him then. So
why all the buyer's remorse from those who did?
McCain can be as scornful of GWB as he likes. Obama can be as hateful
as he likes. But George W. Bush was more of a man
than either of them has yet
he can be. And don't ever ever
tell me he hasn't paid the highest possible price for the FDNY badge he
still carries in his pocket. Here's what we do to our wartime
presidents. In just four
years. In case you haven't figuured it out yet, the Republicans are a
shameful, disgusting disgrace.
No caption needed. 1860 to 1865.
Take a look up top. Now tell me that all the Bush haters know what he's
been through. When they do, I have a message for them. It begins with
'F' and ends with 'U.'
Happy Birthday, Mr. President. I really really
hope the whole country isn't
demanding your return in another 365 days. But I fear they might.
Oh. And McCain? Grow the hell up. Display your sense of "honor" by
acknowledging your debt to a president you'd be incredibly lucky to
equal in terms of courage and tenacity.