Wednesday, July 30, 2008
You know, I think most rappers are just glorified thugs, and Ludacris is no different.
I think it's funny that Ludacris and others support Obama, like they have some connection to him because he's the same color. But the big difference is that Obama has succeeded in life because he's NOT like Ludacris or these other illiterates with microphones. He succeeded because he DIDN'T spend his life chasing shiny things and women who do the rump shake.
I find it hilarious, the portion of Obama's support from blacks, purely because he's black. Geraldine Ferraro had it right when she said he wouldn't be in the race if he was not black -- Obama could get on stage and talk in a made-up language, dressed in a Speedo, and there's still a huge bloc that would support him purely because he's the same color as they are, and another huge bloc that will support him because they've fallen victim to the "white guilt."
And I can't really blame them, if I was black I would be excited to vote for a black candidate because it's a historic thing.
The guilt thing, I don't get, because being white has never helped me in life -- in fact, the only time color has affected my life, it was in a negative way.
But at the same time, it's unnerving that Obama can basically ride a wave of support that has nothing to do with his policy, because I've heard people voice their support for him and they have NO idea what it is he stands for, or what he plans to do.
Just because Obama's black doesn't mean that suddenly the nation is going to shift to some magical way of moving -- taxpayers are still going to get robbed of their earnings, and anything Obama wants to do is still going to have to go through Congress, which means not a whole lot is going to change.
If anything, the big thing I see in an Obama victory is an end to the griping that America is a racist nation and that "blacks have no chance at success so why try" ... If Obama is elected, any time some ignorant thug says he steals and rapes because he has no choice will simply be told, "Hey, we have a black president, so your theories are full of crap. Now go get a job."
The bad thing is that if Obama doesn't win the election, you know it's going to be blamed on "racism" ... and it barely has anything to do with color -- even if the GOP had a black candidate, there would be liberals pushing blacks to say the GOP candidate isn't "really" black, like they do with Condi Rice and Colin Powell. Two amazing Americans, and they're criticized because they don't do "fist-bumps" or admit to having Ludacris on their iPod, I guess.
It all just makes me cringe. I'm in a tough spot because I definitely don't like Obama, and I don't like McCain, either. I think neither of them has ME in their plans as anything other than a source of funding.
But that's Congress' fault, too. I long for the day that we have actual "representatives" in Congress, people that know what it's like to lose 30% of your earnings to taxes and then not have enough money to pay bills. If I was earning $160G a year, I'd gladly give up 30% because I'd still have way more than I do now.
But I don't. I'm screwed no matter who gets elected.
We all are. Well, most of us. Some folks are going to be just fine, but it ain't you or me.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - What gets under Barack Obama's skin? Criticism of his wife, Michelle Obama.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, Obama said attacks on his wife are "infuriating." The likely Democratic presidential nominee blamed the conservative press for going after his wife as if she were the candidate.
"If they have a difference with me on policy, they should debate me. Not her," Obama told the magazine.
An Associated Press-Yahoo poll suggests Michelle Obama has higher favorable ratings than Cindy McCain, wife of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. However, Michelle Obama's unfavorable ratings are also higher.
Michelle Obama came under fire in February when she said she was proud of her country for the first time in her adult life. She later clarified her remark, saying she has always been proud of her country and was particularly proud to see so many people involved in the political process.
Obama said the attacks are ironic because his wife is "the most quintessentially American woman I know."
Michelle Obama, 44, has worked as a lawyer and hospital executive. The couple has two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7.
The Internet has been a double-edged sword for the Obama campaign. While it's allowed them to organize supporters and raise millions of dollars, Obama said it's also provided a vehicle for rumors and myths to spread quickly.
"It's very hard to catch up," he said.
Glamour's editor-in-chief also interviewed McCain. Full interviews with both candidates were scheduled to appear in the magazine's October issue.
I love this line, "The likely Democratic presidential nominee blamed the conservative press for going after his wife as if she were the candidate."
First, this is not an issue of the "conservative" press -- libs like Obama are so used to the Left controlling the media that anything approaching "objective" automatically is labeled "conservative." Second, if she is not the candidate and Obama does not want her to be criticized, then he should not be letting her make public statements. The Clintons tried to do the same thing with Chelsea -- "We're going to make her a public figure, but you're not allowed to question anything she says or does. Just shut up and listen like good sheep."
The more and more I watch and listen, the more exasperated I become with the Obama campaign. I really thought it would be a campaign about change, and hope, but it seems it's just more of the same left-wing crap: high taxes, government handouts, lame homeland security and a ban on any speech they don't agree with.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
(Disclaimer: This is a humorous video based on (a) a mockery of televangelism, (b) a demonstration of the mastery of 'timing' and (c) farts. If you are offended by any of these, please make sure to watch 'til the end, it only gets better.)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY : Be responsible for yourself!
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the sum mer away.
Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.
CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.
How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'
Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.
Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.
The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.
The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.
The ant has disappeared in the snow.
The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.
MORAL OF THE STORY : Be careful how you vote in 2008!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
A Brief for Whitey
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.
This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:
First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.
Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks -- with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?
Barack talks about new "ladders of opportunity" for blacks. Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for "deserving" white kids.
Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America's fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?
Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?
As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time? Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?
We have all heard from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.
I am tired of the excuses, tired of people passing the buck so that they don't have to actually make the same effort the rest of us have to make to succeed. I'm tired of poverty being used as an excuse for terrible behavior, when the two are not related -- school is free, libraries are free, parks are free. There is aid available for housing, food an higher education so that even the poorest person can have a chance to make a better life for themselves.
If you are black and someone denies you something you deserve because of the color of your skin, that is discrimination and it is against the law.
But, if you make choices that hurt your chances for a good future, then you are the only one to blame.
If you start having illegitimate children with various men before you're old enough to drive a car, you're going to have a crappy life, your children are going to have crappy lives and, chances are, your kids are going to make other people's lives crappy as well, either by dragging them down with them or by victimizing them.
If, rather than going to your new schools and taking part in all the extra activities created for you, you choose to start your criminal career before you even hit puberty, that's your choice.
If you live in public housing and use food stamps, but drive a Lexus with $1,000 rims and a $2,000 stereo, that's your choice.
I'm tired of getting it from both ends -- either "white America" is holding you down or it's not. You can't have all this aid available to you and still say you're being held back. You can't keep blaming me for your shortcomings while taking my money.
So, to Barack Obama, I say this: Yes, there is a race problem in America -- it's you, and other leftists like you, who enable bad behavior and then try to blame everyone but the people who are misbehaving.