Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday Morning Coffee (Updated/Corrected)

I can't remember the last time I did one of these! Let's roll!

THE POLITICS OF MEANINGLESSNESS: In shaky times and confronted by a civilization-ending enemy called radical Islam, the fact that the choices we have for our next President are so pitiful is depressing as hell. They pretend to be tough on whatever, but are all various shades of pink to red.

The even more depressing aspect is how the candidates will be chosen by an ignorant majority based on identity politics, not sound policy grounds. Oh, some people pay attention to the issues and where the individual candidates stand, but they're outnumbered by herds of dolts who are voting based on sub-simplistic identity reasons. Hillary! is a woman; Obama is black; McCain is a "maverick"; Huckabee is Jesus-luvin'; blah-blah-woof-woof. If challenged, I wonder how many of these herd voters could even explain the policy reasons they're voting for?

Obama yammers on about "change", but what sort of change will he bring? Will he surrender the War on Terror because he remembers his childhood pals at the madrassas and they weren't so bad. Hey, if Dubya and Huck the Schmuck are willing to grant amnesty to invaders and transfer the wealth of citizens to them because that's the "Christian" - what every happened to "Thou shalt not steal"? - who's to say Obama's not a deep-sleeper, if you know what I mean. (See below for update.)

EDIT/CORRECTION: Whoops! There's a reason why I shouldn't post in the middle of the night. While I started this post on Friday morning, I got busy with work and left it sitting here in draft status for the rest of the day. This has happened before and usually those posts just never go up. With this one, I noticed before turning in to bed that it hadn't gone live and just published it without proofreading it to see if it made sense and was finished. (Post times are when the post was started, nto when it goes live.) It wasn't and contained a whopper of an error as it appeared above as our old friend the Anonymous Pussy broke his silence to comment:

Obama did not attend a madrassa. That story was debunked almost immediately by a multitude of sources after it was published in Insight. Isn't it ironic that you are a member of the ignorant majority that you claim to despise? Pitiful and laughable at the same time.
Ignoring the usual snide shot at the end, this is absolutely right and if I'd taken the time to finish the post I would properly put the "Obama = hidden Muslim traitor" stuff in context.

Yes, the story was debunked, but the problem is that it probably stuck with a bunch of people who never heard the corrections. I was going to say that just as people are voting for Obama on identity grounds, they may also be voting against him for wrong reasons. That he is naive, untested, feckless and a typical product of the corrupt Chicago Democratic political machine are good reasons to cast a leery eye at this media-hyped guy, but more people will use the madrassa connection, false as it is, to vote against him.

Unlike the Treason Media outlets that bury their corrections on the back pages after slandering people above the fold, the Blogosphere can correct their errors in-line with the articles themselves and I have done so. I was sloppy about my proofreading and as a result, gave the exact opposite impression than I meant to. Obama is a schnook, but not a secret member of Al Queda. He may not want to fight them and be sympathetic to their complaints, but he's not a card-carrying member any more his fellow fascist Democrats are.

I had a story the day before still in draft mode about Obama's church and their racist beliefs. I'll get that up later.

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, YOU'D BETTER QUIT: That seems to be the message the Treason Media and punditocracy has for Mitt Romney based on 2nd place finishes in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. America has 50 states, but if you don't win two small rural overwhelmingly white and politically self-absorbed ones - as Romney hasn't despite spending a fortune - then you may as well go home and die. The Treason Media isn't interested in a drawn-out campaign where the participants are tested, vetted and chosen by the public. They want the most-easily-beaten one to get the nom. They want someone so flawed and weak that as awful as the Dem option may be, the standard bearer of the Stupid Party wouldn't stand a chance. Impartial journalists, my arse!

THE FRIDAY FIVER: Not gonna even try to catch up the backlog. Be strong.

1. Where do you like to walk?

Egypt. (Think about it.)

2. What does your hair look like?

Like I should have a fan blowing in my face so that I look like a Bon Jovi video.

3. What are you jealous of?


4. What kind of promises do you make?

The ones I keep.

5. What makes you stare?

Boobs. (Duh.)

DIRK'S DISH DU JOUR: It's a shame that such a pretty homewrecker (with a machine gun leg!) has decided to botox and slice up her face like she was Mary Tyler Moore, so let's remember Rose McGowan as she was.

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