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Never Enough

In his book, “Liberal Fascism,” Jonah Goldberg explains that the primary mechanism utilized by progressives in restructuring society to their liking is to disassociate every step in the program from the preceding and following ones. “It’s just this one little brick,” they explain to the conservative who is opposed to the idea of the proposed wall. “Don’t be so paranoid … you didn’t mean to take it seriously when we said we intended to build an entire wall. What’s the matter with this one brick?”

Of course, the minute that the conservative foolishly accedes to progressive blandishments and allows the brick to be placed, the progressive immediately declares the pressing need to move on to the next brick in the wall. Climategate notwithstanding, Al Gore must feel that the present brick is being satisfactorily laid at Copenhagen, because he has already moved on to declaring the need to further handicap the global economy by reducing the carbon emissions 25 percent more than the climate agreement that will be announced next week.

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Vibrancy at Fort Hood

I don’t mind admitting that I mindlessly accepted the diversity propaganda when I was younger. Granted, this was before it became so frantic and overbearing that you couldn’t walk onto a college campus without three very earnest people sitting down to lecture you upon the extreme importance of diversity at all times and in all places.

As a white 100-meter sprinter in high school whose primary competition was with black sprinters from the nearby inner city schools, I was a firm believer in the idea that all cultures were created essentially equal. Since I had friendly relations with the brothers from North, South and Roosevelt against whom I ran, I couldn’t understand how anyone could deny the obvious truth that people are simply people regardless of their color, culture or creed. So, why should it be that you and I should get along so awfully?

Actually, this would be Stimulus #3

How quickly they forget the $168 billion Bush stimulus package, even as they begin work on a new one:

Confronted with big job losses and no sign the U.S. economy is ready to stand on its own, Democrats are working on a growing list of relief efforts, leaving for later how to pay for them, or whether even to bother. Proposals include extending and perhaps expanding a popular tax credit for first-time home buyers, and creating a new credit for companies that add jobs. Taken together, the proposals look a lot like another economic stimulus package, though congressional leaders don’t want to call it that.

Question: if the economy is already in a recovery that began in the summer of 2009, why is a third stimulus package required?

Ron Paul on The Daily Show

Once again, an excellent performance by Dr. Paul. It was almost flawless, as the only thing he missed was to point out, in answer to one of Stewart’s questions, that corporations are government entities created by governments. I just received my copy of End the Fed from his publisher and will be reviewing it soon.

Friedman addresses the wrong audience

But why let a chance to wax dramatic about the possibility of an assassination go by?

Sometimes I wonder whether George H.W. Bush, president “41,” will be remembered as our last “legitimate” president. The right impeached Bill Clinton and hounded him from Day 1 with the bogus Whitewater “scandal.” George W. Bush was elected under a cloud because of the Florida voting mess, and his critics on the left never let him forget it.

And Mr. Obama is now having his legitimacy attacked by a concerted campaign from the right fringe. They are using everything from smears that he is a closet “socialist” to calling him a “liar” in the middle of a joint session of Congress to fabricating doubts about his birth in America and whether he is even a citizen. And these attacks are not just coming from the fringe. Now they come from Lou Dobbs on CNN and from members of the House of Representatives.

Again, hack away at the man’s policies and even his character all you want. I know politics is a tough business. But if we destroy the legitimacy of another president to lead or to pull the country together for what most Americans want most right now — nation-building at home — we are in serious trouble. We can’t go 24 years without a legitimate president — not without being swamped by the problems that we will end up postponing because we can’t address them rationally.

The only questions about Obama’s legitimacy are those result of Obama hiding his records. Obama could end the questions about his legitimacy in about five minutes; if Friedman is genuinely worried about the issue, he should join Joseph Farah and Lou Dobbs in demanding the complete release of all records that are even remotely relevant to it.

The cold reality is that despite all their hand-wringing about potential dangers to Obama, there are few things the American Left would like better than to see him become a martyr to the cause. It’s already apparent that as president, Obama will be an ongoing series of political disasters for the Left for another three years and possibly seven. But as a martyr, he would be useful for generations.

Friedman’s disingenuousness is highlighted by Jonah Goldberg, who points out the irony of a fan of Chinese communist autocracy feigning concern about American liberal democracy.

Launch Party!

If this doesn’t establish Linux on the desktop, nothing will. The funniest thing is that two days after sending me the link to this video, Big Chilly was invited to a real Windows 7 launch party! Microsoft is really terrible at this sort of thing… everyone knows that a genuinely vibrant advertisement would have included a gay Asian and a fat, but funny Hispanic.

Kill him now, Chilliette. It would be kinder.

VPFL Week Three

67 Mounds View Meerkats (3-0)
43 Masonville Marauders (0-3)

60 Valders Valkyries (3-0)
39 Judean Front (2-1)

86 Alamo City Spartans (2-1)
48 Burns Redbeards (0-3)

55 Black Mouth Curs (2-1)
19 Greenfield Grizzlies (0-3)

88 Winston Reverends (1-2)
57 Bane Silvers (2-1)

Definitely a good week if you’re a Vikings or Meerkats fan. Also, in a nod to popular opinion, I’ve decided that the winner of the VP-AFL will claim a spot in the VPFL the following year.

Lesbian Dorito Night (3-0) – 94.35
Supernaut’s Jihad (0-3) – 83.90

Az Hammeroids (3-0) – 109.30
COS McRays (0-3) – 83.95

Masonville Marauders (3-0) – 91.35
The Thunder (1-2) – 89.70

Village Valkyries (3-0) – 94.35
Cranberry Bogs (1-2) – 81.65

Oakies (1-2) – 113.95
South Plains Storm (0-3) – 94.25