November 28, 2009

Youa Culpa

We need another category, Maybe I was Wrong about Obama.
We could just call it "Althouse/Noonan" because they're the prime practitioners of the art.
The latest from Peggy Noonan (via the puppy blender, but I have a point!)

Ms. Drew reports that while the president was in Asia last week, "a critical mass of influential people who once held big hopes for his presidency began to wonder whether they had misjudged the man." They once held "an unromantically high opinion of Obama," and were key to his rise, but now they are concluding that the president isn't "the person of integrity and even classiness they had thought."

It goes on to talk about how the people who matter are starting to figure out what we unhelpful types knew two years ago, Obama is a thin-skinned, neophyte, marxist, far-left, Chicago-machine politician who has no idea what the hell he's doing.
As Instapundit once said, he thought Obama was just running to run for whatever reason, not to win, and suddenly he was winning. He had no idea what the hell to do.

Too bad nobody who counted thought that before. Oh well, they're better than we are, they've put in the time, so we should just do what they tell us and hopefully they'll do better the next time.


Or not.

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November 07, 2009

Fuck You, Joseph Cao! Fuck You, Stupak Amendment Supporters! And Fuck You, Anybody who Supported Obamacare!

Fuck you, Joseph Cao. And fuck you too, supporters of the Stupak Amendment, that helped push Obamacare through the House tonight. Fuck you for what you did to every fucking American, including those not yet around. Fuck you with the molten hot hate of a person who fucking does not want to see this country slide down the fucking path of Euro Fucking Socialism. Fuck you up your fucking goatse loving goat fucking asses with the 1900 fucking page bill you didn't read but fucking passed. Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck you!

Enjoy the ends of your Congressional careers, fuckfaces. And to those who supported this travesty, I hope you suffer the most under the new system we will get. Enjoy it, because Karma is a bitch.

Sadly, we have to hope this fucking pile of assfistery dies in the Senate. How fucking sad is that?

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It's All About The Counting Now

For the most part, all that can be done about Obamacare now is to flood the phone lines and watch the results. But, it appears that even though the plan appears to be as well thought out as my plans to get my wife to spend a few minutes of "alone time" with me, Granny McBotox is having trouble snagging the necessary votes.

Lets see what deals are made, and who votes which way. If I didn't have shit to do today, I would actually kinda watch the TV.

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November 05, 2009

It means what they say it means.

I was commenting at Classical Values last week and I wrote something like
"I'm surprised that the Dems aren't using the 'promote the general welfare' part from the preamble to say whatever they do with health care is constitutional."

Eric provided links to people like Madison saying, "That's not an omnibus deal, it doesn't mean you can do whatever you want".

Well, looky here. Steny Hoyer, noted Constitutional Scholar and man who's better and smarter than we proles, says,
“Well, in promoting the general welfare the Constitution obviously gives broad authority to Congress to effect that end,” Hoyer said. “The end that we’re trying to effect is to make health care affordable, so I think clearly this is within our constitutional responsibility.”

I sent that story to Eric and he replied that it was at least a step to the good that they were actually attempting to consider the Constitution.

Me? I think it's the worst thing that could happen.

If they can make that stick, then they can do whatever the hell they claim is for the "common good".

If the Supreme Court can allow John McCain and Russ Feingold restrict political speech, then they'll allow just about anything.

We are so screwed.

I didn't put this in "Funniest End of Civilization Ever" because, while it's darn endy, it's not funny at all.

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November 04, 2009

They're not French

Uh-Oh. This is going to be interesting.
The EUnuchs say Italy has to remove crosses from classrooms.

That could be huge for a few reasons.
First, for Italians the Catholic Church is theirs. They own it, they're very casual about their religion, but that's because they've owned the Church for so long. Sure the last two popes weren't Italian, but before that they were Italian for a long time. The last non-Italian pope might have been during the Avignon Papacy (when there were two popes for a while), at least the last non-Italian pope was hundreds of years ago.
They're Catholic and that's that, at mass they'll bring lunch, climb over the pews to chat with friends and are generally very possessive about the Church.

Second, and possibly even more important than the first point, is that they're having problems with Muslim immigrants. They're new immigrants and aren't very assimilated and they're mostly still poor and are the beggars. The French and some other countries just stick their Muslims in ghettos and let them be poor and unassimilated, Italy hasn't gone that route. They're the country most like America in that respect (I think of them as our hillbillly cousins).

When I was there in the 80s, black Africans were a decent sized immigrant class, but they were assimilating and they worked hard. They weren't disliked, they were even liked as they were often the ones selling stuff on the streets the way you can buy stuff in Chinatown in NYC or something. Italians like buying stuff that "fell off the truck", it's in their psyche (the stuff in the Egypt museum in Turin "fell of the truck", Napoleon was transporting his plunder through Italy to France and it was in Turin when he fell so they kept it.)
Muslims aren't learning Italian and they aren't even trying to assimilate. I saw a number of newspaper articles when I was there talking about how Muslims had little loyalty to Italy. There were also stickers all over the place with "Muslim" with the red circle and slash (no Muslims in other words).

Third, Italians already aren't really happy about being part of EUnuchstan, they really don't like the Euro very much, or at least the ones I talked to in 2006 didn't. Pretty much everyone I talked to wanted the Lira back.

Italians are a weird people. They're not into conflict in general, they just want to eat, drink and be merry. But..... I don't think they're as beat down as so many of the other EUnuchstanian people appear to be so I have a feeling this will be huge.

The EUnuchs are telling them to change their whole culture and the Italians will see it as the EUnuchs sticking up for Muslims against them.

The backlash against the EU and Muslims could be huge.
The decision is being appealed, I predict that appeal will fail and I predict that Berlusconi will then tell the EU to go screw and that he'll be viciously attacked in the media (the part he doesn't own) and will become even more popular with the Italian people.
It'll be interesting to see what happens after that. I don't know if they'll revolt against the EU, but I bet a lot that they'll never let them take the crucifixes from their classrooms.
I have to admit, I agree. Italy was like that when the Muslims moved in, if they didn't like the Catholic Church they shouldn't have gone to Italy, they should go where they are willing to be dhimmis.

What the EU does after that will be interesting. They'll do economic stuff against Italy and then it gets interesting. Overreach can be an ugly thing.

Saw the link the same place as you, Hot Air headlines.

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November 03, 2009

Better than you

No, surprisingly enough, this is not a post about the GOP, it's about Illinois Nazis.... Democrats.
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Chicago aldermen with their noses out of joint Friday demanded to know why they are searched along with the masses at the city's central headquarters for administrative hearings.

"So where's the Nazi part Veeshir? Did you misread this one too?" you ask? (Stop asking so many questions, and it's Mr Veeshir to you)
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"It's not a matter of giving anybody any preference. But us that are aldermen -- we are the ones who set your budget. If we're the ones setting your budget maybe we'll take an adjustment" downward, if the policy is not rescinded, Austin warned.

It's not a matter of giving anybody preference, but give them preference or they'll cut your budget.
Unbelievabile.

(By the way, if you're going to be a snotty, superior jackace, use good grammar "But we that are...")

Of course the voters there will never elect Republicans or conservatives because they'll take away Chicagoan's rights or something.

Another Agitator link, if you guys would read him I wouldn't have to steal so much of his stuff.

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