Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Various And Sundry Items

If you have read this blog very long, you know about the features I called News In Brief (And The Usual Opinionated Commentary) and Recommended Reading. Well, I have decided to combine them into a new feature, as named above.

1) I thought Recommended Reading was too redundant and maybe in some ways, superfluous.. If I am linking to something it only stands to reason that I am recommending that you read it.

2) I thought The News In Brief title was too wordy. And since it was brought up by a certain person who shall remain nameless (Mustang) that I am a verbose bastard, I thought I'd make the effort to improve myself, and correct all deficiencies before I am inspected again. Soon.

(It's a good thing I am self-actualized or I would get a complex.)

Anyway, here is the first installment of the new feature that I will be writing -- when I:

1) am too tired to write something reasonably coherent

2) just want to half-ass it, because I am a dying cockroach.




Our hypocrite of the week is
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).

Last week I blogged on the rumor that Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) was supposed to be mulling over a possible U.S. Senate bid against him. But now it has been reported here that he will not be.

Even with this news, Bayh is in some trouble. He is even trying to back pedal on the healthcare bill.

I voted for him twice for governor and twice for Senator, but I am not supporting him this time. I wish Mr. Pence had run, as he would have beat Bayh handily. But there is another who could beat him. And even though he doesn't poll as well against Bayh as Pence, John Hostetler does well enough to give Bayh a good run. He's going to need to run a common sense campaign and it won't be easy. But it can be done.


State Of The Union: Erratic

Damage control and other forms of BS will be flowing today. The pundits will be speculating and then analyzing Obama's first State Of The Union Address, during the current 24-hour news cycle.

He has to do something. Because contrary to the propaganda artisans he has hired to promote his empty sales pitches, he is in trouble. After just one year, he went from 65% approval rating down to 47% in the highly esteemed Rasmussen Poll.

But don't worry, there's more coming down the pike that is purely designed to re-mesmerize the masses. It will be formed and fashioned to trick the people into thinking that he has changed.....without actually saying that he has changed....without actually having changed at all.

I know, it's hard to follow. But that's the way they like it so you will think you know what's what.

It's the same hook, just different bait.


Stone: Hitler Created By Western Bankers

Ollie thinks he's telling us something here. I have known this for many years, because they used to teach history accurately when I was in school. They also taught us that Castro and Che were not heroes, but cold-blooded killers.

In the same new film, Ollie also attempts to put Stalin in the proper context. If we are lucky, maybe he will tell us more about Mao in his next film? No?


And The Winner Is.......

Robert L. Gibbs, White House Press Secretary. The award is the Baghdad Bob Award, issued for superior accuracy of statements in a press conference and/or interview. He has had so many qualifying performances during the past. But here is the performance that clinched it for Mr. Gibbs:



Runner up was Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for her motherly reassurance that "the system worked" immediately after the attempted terrorist attack on a plane landing in Detroit, on Christmas Day.

12 comments:

Leslie said...

I just wanted to comment on Evan: He is now going to say whatever he has to in order to save his political backside, since he knows he is in trouble.

Now he wants to come out and say that the democrats have been overtaken? Like he hasn't been a part of that 'take over'? Sheesh.

Although, I am glad that Pence is staying in the House. I think his positioning there is more important than his entrance into the Senate. I think at this time Pence will do more good as a leader in the House. I wouldn't mind seeing him run in 2012 either. He is the closest, thus far, to the conservative base as I have seen in a candidate.

I heard something scary on the radio the other day: that the Republicans may actually put up Romney as the 2012 guy --it being 'his turn' and all. I'm so sick of this "It's my turn" jazz for the Presidency of this country.

Anyway, that is my two cents on your hodge podge post day. :)

Mary Ellen said...

Giblet is the gift that keeps on giving. So, what he's saying is that people who voted for Brown did so because they were in support of Obama? You can't make this shit up. LOL!

Z said...

"And since it was brought up by a certain person who shall remain nameless (Mustang)"
LA...I'm still laughing!

GREAT POST...Isn't that Gibbs thing hilarious? Mary Ellen's comment is good, too...man, I always hated giblets the food, now............:-)

Leslie....your opinons are never worth only two cents !
So...is Chris Wallace a LIb or NOT? If he IS, he's the fairest lib in the land!

Anonymous said...

First of all, only someone with severe psychological problems would write in his own blog, “It's a good thing I am self-actualized or I would get a complex.”

Secondly, no one who knows you thinks that you are self-actualized —not Eric, not Gunny, not Nancy, Barney, or Hillary. All of these people agree that you depend heavily on those 1-900 numbers to NFL football players and Hulk Hogan to find your true center. That said, the Tippecanoe Association has endorsed Evan Bayh and happens to think that Bobby Gibbs, who used to get his butt kicked in school, are fine but misunderstood folks.

So I guess you’ll soon be looking for your center outside of Indiana?

Mustang

LASunsett said...

//I think his positioning there is more important than his entrance into the Senate. I think at this time Pence will do more good as a leader in the House.//

I understand fully his reasoning for wanting to stay in the House right now, due to his rank and influence. I also know that if he is not willing to step up to the plate, someone that can beat Evan Bayh will need to before he gets more opportunities to stick it to the American people and Hoosiers.

LASunsett said...

//So, what he's saying is that people who voted for Brown did so because they were in support of Obama? You can't make this shit up.//

It's the SNL skit that writes itself. No fuss no muss, just add water. Makes its own sauce.

LASunsett said...

//"And since it was brought up by a certain person who shall remain nameless (Mustang)"
LA...I'm still laughing!
//

I know...I am too. I just kill me sometimes!! ;)

LASunsett said...

//First of all, only someone with severe psychological problems would write in his own blog, “It's a good thing I am self-actualized or I would get a complex.”//

Either that or someone who really is self-actualized.

//Secondly, no one who knows you thinks that you are self-actualized —not Eric, not Gunny, not Nancy, Barney, or Hillary.//

It's okay, Mustang. We all know these are characters you have created. We do not hold that against you and many of us are available to help, if you will only let us.

;)

Mary Ellen said...

Here's a new Obama telepromter picture that Greg may enjoy...

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NjUwNmUwMzBmNWQ0MmY1MWVkNzVmYmM1MDUwYzkyZWM=

no meeting is too small to bring TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) along.

Chuck said...

The Baghdad Bob comment nailed it. I had not made that connection but it is Gibbs to a T. "I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad" - 'The votes for Brown were from people that are angry with Bush', it's uncanny.

Anonymous said...

Mary Ellen, Ă˜bama’s arrogance is unsettling. What’s wrong with pulling up a chair and talking with the people who are there at his request?

Mustang

Anonymous said...

I think Hostetler will give Evie a good run for the money. Pence would do well to wait and run for Lugar's seat since he needs to retire. He has become quite the RINO in his old age.

HAM