Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Entertaining Contradiction of Today

In which Sarah Palin is upbraided for her temerity in saying that Americans should be allowed to be responsible for their own health.
In the wacky world of Wasilla's finest, Palin tries to cast the effort to fight obesity as part of Michelle Obama's "different worldview."

Here is a portion of the transcript from "Take her anti-obesity thing that she is on. She is on this kick, right. What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat.

"And I know I'm going to be again criticized for bringing this up, but instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track."

Hmmm. "Let's Move" is Obama's "kick?" Maybe someone should kick Sarah Palin so she can understand how devastating obesity is to the future of the United States.

Of course, if you look at how fat Roland Martin is, it's pretty obvious that the government needs to do his thinking for him, since he clearly had no idea how bad obesity was for your health.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Entertaining Contradiction of the Day

From a usual source of amusement.
DN says:
November 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm

… wait… You blocked him from commenting and he comes here and lifts lines you write so that he can whine about it on his blog? That’s pathetic!

The hilarity comes from the fact that the blog where this comment was made is famous for lifting lines other people write so they can be whined about there.

Num Num Num

Supper was so good tonight, I had to share it with all of you as well.
4x4 with cheese plain and fries.

It's a secret menu thing.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The First Annual Christina Romer Award for Ideology over Economics

To a fitting target, for this statement:

That’s why tax cuts for the rich have a much smaller impact: the rich allocate a much smaller fraction of their income to buying goods and services.

Of course the rich devote a smaller fraction of their income. If you make $200k a year as opposed to a typical income of $50k, you have to spend roughly four times as much to be spending the same fraction of your income.

However, if a person making $200k spends $50k per year and a person making $50k spends $25k, the person making $50k is spending double the fraction of their income, but the person spending $200k is spending double the amount.

And the stimulative power of spending is all about the amount, which is why the richest five percent of the population account for nearly three times that percentage of the spending. Furthermore, since the rich have more to spend in the first place, they have not cut back nearly as much as the poor in terms of keeping the economy afloat. Meanwhile, there is also evidence that not only do the rich spend a much greater amount, but that they are just as prone to spend as the poor.

In short, Rob Tisinai's statement, while in keeping with the correctness of the Obama Party ideology that requires demonization of the rich (while ironically supporting and endorsing tax-dodging kajillionaires like John Kerry and Charles Rangel), does not make sense from an economic standpoint.

In other words, in classic Romer style.

Nothing Like Sacrificing Other Peoples' Money

The latest from the desperate Obama Party:
More than 40 of the nation's millionaires have joined Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength to ask President Obama to discontinue the tax breaks established for them during the Bush administration, as Salon reports.

"For the fiscal health of our nation and the well-being of our fellow citizens, we ask that you allow tax cuts on incomes over $1,000,000 to expire at the end of this year as scheduled," their website states. "We make this request as loyal citizens who now or in the past earned an income of $1,000,000 per year or more."

Of course, the thought of voluntarily paying more in taxes, which every one of them can do right now, never seems to cross the minds of these leftist doofuses.

I'll make "Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength" a deal; they agree to hand over every ounce of their money and assets over the magical $250k threshold to the government for five years, and then we'll think about it.

But since they can't even hold their own like Geithner, Rangel, and John Kerry responsible for tax evasion.....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Narcissist Fix of the Day

From Timothy Kincaid at Box Turtle Bulletin, we find that Bristol Palin's appearance on Dancing With The Stars is all about homophobia and hatred for gays.
And, should anyone wonder, those who support equality for gay people (or who question continued institutionalize discrimination based on race, gender roles, or other identifiers) are “elites” and “Hollywood types” and not “real.” In fact, contempt for “Hollywood” is one of the central themes of anti-gay activists and those who object to entertainment’s embrace of gay people and lack of enthusiasm for religious conservatism.

Or perhaps it has something to do with the fact that "Hollywood" openly endorses drugging and having sex with thirteen-year-olds, goes wild over socialist dictators, and openly muses about how wonderful it would be to just abolish democracy in this country.

Of course, Timothy Kincaid and the rest of Gay, Inc. don't care; after all, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Penn, and Woody Allen all support gay-sex marriage. That's what counts.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Completely Expected News of the Day

Turns out that the Harvey Milk LGBT Obama Party Club and the union puppet organization Pride at Work both support and endorse gays and lesbians who sexually harass others in the workplace.
But the real kicker came just the other day, when the city's Human Rights Commission concluded that Atos had repeatedly made flirtatious, sexually charged and inappropriate comments on the job - and had even pressured one male employee to "come out" against his will.

In short, the investigators said, Atos was "terminated for inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace."

So let's see; the Obama Party that endorses and supports this sort of behavior by gays and lesbians in the workplace is now demanding that our soldiers be forced to put up with it.

I think not.

An Open Letter to GOProud

Not bad, guys.

At least you've started the conversation; there is much to be said for that.

And you've made an excellent point; this election was not a mandate by any stretch of the imagination, nor should it be read to be more than what it was.

But the key to dealing with social issues is not to ignore them completely. Indeed, by making them off-limits, you infuriate those whose support you need and leave yourself open for the Obama Party to exploit them against you.

Realize that this election has done two useful things; it's put Republicans in control of the House, and it's driven the left even farther in the direction of shrieking madness.

So don't discard social issues; pick them up and use them. Dare I say it? Triangulate.

Take, for instance, abortion.

Regardless of how you feel about it, the simple fact is this: Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi rammed through a bill that not only requires you as a taxpayer to fund abortion, but for that money to be sent to organizations who are covering up statutory rape and refusing to notify parents -- and then donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to that same Obama, Reid, and Pelosi.

Call me crazy, but last I looked, older men getting fourteen-year-olds pregnant, blocking parental notification in the name of getting an abortion, and demanding Federal dollars from the very same people to who you're donating don't poll well with many people other than Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.

Use it.
Don't avoid it. Grab the abortion issue by the throat and paint the picture for Americans: Obama, Pelosi, and Reid demand that you fork over your hard-earned money to pay off their cronies who are pushing abortions on middle-schoolers and covering up for rapists.

Same with gay marriage. Put bluntly, regardless of how you feel about it, the core value of the American system, the Tea Party, and anyone outside the Beltway is this: We the People have the right to determine our own laws and what they say.

Not racist Latinas in black robes. Not lazy Attorneys General and Governors. We the People. And that means you're going to get votes like in Iowa. You're going to get Proposition 8. And you know what? Until you start focusing on changing minds instead of trying to ram things through courtrooms and disenfranchise voters, those will continue to happen.

The onus is not on people to not change their constitutions. The onus is on you to explain why there's no need for them to do it. So the answer is very simple; "The Tea Party and GOProud supports the right of Americans at the Federal and state levels to amend and update their own constitutions as they see fit."

And last, but not least, we come to DADT.

The math isn't there, guys. Bluntly put, even if the leaked results of the survey are correct, you're demanding that we piss off 30% of our current military to please a minority of 3%, two-thirds of which are irrevocably wedded to a party that calls our military uninvited and unwelcome intruders, demands that it be abolished, and funds the very people who are out to attack and kill those serving in it.

One percent versus thirty percent and divided by two wars is a major loser. I understand that this hurts; you can't understand why something that you feel is supported by the majority of the country should have to wait. But the choice now comes down to whether you are going to put what the gay community wants first, or whether you are going to put what's best for the military and our country first.

And doing the latter will go a long way towards easing any concerns about the former.

Especially if you make it clear what the so-called "repeal" is; Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid holding the whole of our military hostage so they can pander to their base that is still rationalizing its addiction to trying to kill our soldiers.

You've gotten this far. Take the next steps. Instead of avoiding social issues, grab them. Reframe them. Own them. And realize that you have a lot more in common with social conservatives than you don't.

Your friend,

North Dallas Thirty

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Did You Know....

that the plight of gays and lesbians in the United States who cannot marry their sexual partners is exactly the same as American citizens of Japanese descent in internment camps?

It's true! The gay and lesbian community says so!

Apparently this is a response to the fact that the gay and lesbian community's claim that Republicans are building actual concentration camps never seemed to come true. This must be some new sort of virtual victimization, where you can actually claim similar brutalization without having to go through the effort.

What's With That Tagline, Anyway

You mean this?

Yes.....yes....your anguish sustains me.

That would be a reference to Family Guy, Season 4, Episode 4, "Don't Make Me Over".
Stewie: Oh there there, let me dry those tears. [licks his fingers with Meg's tears on them] Oh, oh yes yes, your anguish sustains me.

For those of you who aren't fans, Meg, in a fit of teenage angst, whines how unpopular she is and how awful her life is, so Lois takes her to the mall and gets her a makeover. Her new looks go to her head, she turns into a spoiled brat, and she ends up being humiliated by being taped having sex with Jimmy Fallon for the opening sketch of "Saturday Night Live".

On a meta level, a perfect summary of the behavior of the gay and lesbian community that I skewer.

Which is an added bonus, because I just happened to like the quote.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Time for an Update

When you can't remember the last time you fixed your template, it's probably time to refresh it anyway.

Unfortunately, as quite often happens with remodeling, certain things had to be removed and reshuffled. Over the next few days, or when I get around to it, links will be restored, dirt will be vacuumed up, and general order restored.

Until then, thank you for your patience!