Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Typically self-involved teenager Breanna Mitchell tweeted this pic during a recent trip to Europe. And predictably the twitter-verse exploded with criticism and condemnation.
I don't see what the big deal is. She's what, 17? You're not allowed to smile, ever, if standing on concentration-camp grounds? This happened 75 years ago, not last week. What is she supposed to do, tweet a weeping selfie? Or a "frownie"? Or how about no selfie at all? It's 2014 people, get over yourselves.
Of course Breanna's reaction to the outrage directed at her embodies the delightful irreverence you'd expect from a teenage girl.
"Like apparently it's such a big deal that I smiled. Good Lord."
I'm with you Breanna.
Monday, July 21, 2014
In LA over the weekend, literally tens of people staged a protest against racial profiling and gun violence in honor of Saint Skittles (Trayvon Martin). The sign says, "Walking home is NO crime!". Correct, but stopping to repeatedly bash a guy's head on the sidewalk is.
No word on how many people got shot at the rally. Hilariously, at least for me.......people always get shot it seems at anti-gun violence demonstrations. What is up with that?
Somebody took a poll over in my home state of Georgia and reported that as much as 97% of the population of that state wanted the border closed by any means necessary. Now I'm not convinced you can get 97% of people to agree that the sky is blue, so let's just say a vast majority of Georgians want the southern border closed and no doubt that would translate into every other state as well.
That said, the democrat party, and maybe even the republican party, will never build a fence, snake-infested moat, mine field, whatever, because it's not in the political interests of democrats or the media to do so. Obama wants to dilute the existing voting citizenry with a new population of reliable democrat voters.....Hispanics. To these newly legalized immigrants, and voting rights will always be part of whatever amnesty deal is struck, the democrats will bestow all manner of welfare and government assistance to insure that they never stray from the democrat hacienda.
What we are seeing now is the fulfillment of the long-term scheme for the democrats to never lose another election. If that means depressing wages, they'll just use that as an excuse to raise the minimum wage again. If that means the introduction of diseases we had eradicated 30 years ago, then we have Obamacare to offer them. If that means unemployment skyrockets because of hundreds of thousands of people suddenly entering the workforce, then we have unemployment benefits to support them in their lifestyles. If that means the urban centers become war grounds between Mexican gangs and black gangs, democrat politicians don't care, they live in gated neighborhoods out in the 'burbs.
America is being railroaded by the democrat party led by Obama and we are too lazy or preoccupied with Twitter to gin up enough outrage to do anything about it.
It's starting to look like the democrats will have to choose among the detestable re-tread Hillary Clinton, the proud socialist and phony Indian Elizabeth Warren, and the deranged environmentalist Jerry Brown as their candidate for president in 2016.
Heh heh, what a slate of dingbats......but then I would have included on that list, an abysmally inexperienced community agitator, with a highly suspect background and utterly devoid of accomplishments, and look who the democrats and their media sycophants got elected.
You think the dumping of illegal aliens by the thousands on communities around the country doesn't have a cynical political calculation?
As of today, not a single bus load of illegals has been dumped into Arkansas or Louisiana, states that border Texas, states you'd think would be prime dumping grounds. But Sen. Mary Landreau (D) is vulnerable in Louisnana and Sen. Mark Pryor (D) is vulnerable in Arkansas. Obama, and by Obama I mean Valerie Jarret, is avoiding dumping illegals on states where democrat senators are vulnerable in 2014.
Hopefully this crass political scheme won't make a difference and the republicans will gain control the Senate regardless. I won't be holding my breath however, waiting for them to reverse anything that Obama's done regarding the alien invasion.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Rockford Files was my favorite TV drama program, pretty much of all time. I don't think I ever missed an episode in high school. And what TV detective drove a cooler car the Jim Rockford? One of my favorite parts of the show were the messages his nutty friends would leave on the machine that started every show.
I might have to get the discography and rewatch it.
45 years ago today, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon. Take a minute today and marvel at the ingenuity and determination required for a nation to invent manned flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903 and then put a man on the moon and bring him safely home, in only 66 years.
That rapid advance of technology would have been unimaginable if you had predicted it in 1903.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Remember in 2008, Peggy the Moocher practically got the vapors over Obama's election and her high expectations for not having to pay for her own upkeep? Well, like a lot of other Obama voters, she doesn't exactly swoon at the mention of his name any more.....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly started a gun-control group during her recovery, despite the fact that they both enjoyed recreational target and range shooting before she got shot. Kelly figured he could make more money being the aggrieved husband of a injured congresscritter wife than as an astronaut, so he's been dragging his addled wife around the country raising money to advance the liberal gun-control agenda by funding sympathetic electoral races.
Most of the $2.1Million they've raised this year has come from large donation by high-profile celebrities like Jeffery Katzenberg, the Soros family, and Harvey Weinstein. Regular Americans aren't swayed by their sob story.
You know who else isn't swayed by their sob story, democrats running for re-election in red states. They have told Mark Kelly to stay out of their state and keep his money. So who's a gadfly like Kelly going to give his money to? I guess to blue-state, gun-control democrats who can probably get elected without his help.
Surely this'll be the predictable end to Mark Kelly's use of his wife as a speech and fund-raising prop, since once your political usefulness wanes in DC, you don't have much of a future there.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Next to me this morning at a red light was a guy in his early twenties I'd guess, with his graduation tassel hanging from his mirror. Now surely no college graduate is that puerile so it must be his high school tassel, I brilliantly deduced.
And I thought, "Seriously?". Given the sorry state of general education in this country, I'm not sure HS graduation is worth celebrating as an achievement. In fact, I don't get HS graduation parties or these families who yell annoyingly as their kid struts across the stage to receive a diploma for barely accomplishing at 18 what kids in Sweden and Japan can do at 12.
If your development arrested at 18 and your fondest memory is rolling the principal's yard with toilet paper the day before graduation, don't advertise it. Take the tassel off the mirror and move on.