Whose fault is it?

Posted in Culture, Economy, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2009 by thedoyle

According to President Obama and his blind-faith worshipers its all the Republican’s fault that he can’t get anything done and that the stimulus is a failure.

John Hinderaker at Powerline notes a section of Obama’s recent radio address where Obama is now trying to say that Healthcare is important for jobs. Actually it will kill more jobs if it passes but that’s not the point I am raising here. Instead look at Obama’s comment, “I will not accept partisan efforts to block reform at any cost.” There is no way the republicans CAN BLOCK ANYTHING, they are totally out of power, they cannot filibuster they cannot vote anything down. Obama is already trying to lay the groundwork for blaming any failure on a party who cannot stop him. Obama’s problem is other Democrats who have actually listened to the people and the people have told them, “no freakin’ way.” But Obama obviously can’t go around blaming his own party, that’s political suicide so he opts for outright lies, which is his standard play.

Over at Pirate’s Cove, William Teach has noted another liberal trying to blame Republicans for Obama’s failure. I stole his post title, I admit it. Teach correctly notes the difference between who owns what fault when Bush was in office and now and also correctly notes the odd rush to pass the stimulus and the lack of any result.

Finally, Saturday Night Live mocked Obama’s lack of any results in their opening skit last night but at least they didn’t blame Republicans. Its a sad day when SNL is more intellectually honest then our President or his followers.

Top 10 Reasons Letterman keeps going after Sarah Palin

Posted in Culture, Media with tags , , , , , , on October 3, 2009 by thedoyle

10.Can’t believe she doesn’t take advantage of her own employees.
9. Hoped that by mocking a woman no one would notice how much he seems to like any woman who comes along.
8. Was blackmailed by an evil CBS producer to do it.
7. Angry at her rejection to join his staff.
6. Was tired of only getting women who worked for him and hoped she’d see through the schoolboy insults that he really liked her.
5. Still broken after not getting The Tonight Show.
4. He’s a liberal-has-been-hack-comedian who can only get women who owe their jobs to him.
3. Jumped on the bandwagon with self-loathing after seeing the country mock an attractive woman next to an shriveled old man during the election because it hit too close to home.
2. Not a lot of time to write real jokes when you are bed hoping with everyone at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
1. Three words: Todd Palin Envy

So much for Civility

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2009 by thedoyle

Nothing like a little Liberal hypocrisy to start the day. Nancy Pelosi took to the microphones and complained about the rhetoric being used, I already pointed out her hypocrisy on this before but this new chapter is too good to pass up.

The other day I posted about the congressman, Alan Grayson from FL, who went went on a vitriolic attack and the complete lack of outrage from Liberals. Just as reminder the RNC put out a video showing everyone the truth behind the Left’s calls for civility.

Now Pelosi went to bat for her Democratic colleague, at a press conference not only did she dismiss the need for an apology, she also outright lied AND almost slipped and made the point that Joe Wilson should not have had to apologize.

It is important to note that Wilson DID apologize to the President directly, so Pelosi’s claim that everyone should have to apologize is a lie. It is also important to note that Republicans have given numerous plans to reform healthcare, so her claim they have no plan is lie number 2, although she got that lie from Obama himself. And then there is her slip of “there’s no more reason for Mr.Grayson to apologize than for…uh”…. uh what? Then for Mr. Wilson to apologize? Well if that’s the case will they take back their “distraction” of a rebuke? Somehow I doubt it.

Pelosi is a true waste of flesh much like the Left in general. I’ve said before I think the calls for civility are jokes but no matter what, Liberals are the biggest jokes of all.

Non-Political Post: Halloween Rocks

Posted in Culture with tags , , on October 1, 2009 by thedoyle

I do so love this month. Halloween is on a Saturday so that means its not just one day but a whole weekend here in NYC. I plan on taking advantage of that, I have many costumes to choose from and hopefully get to wear more than one.

Maybe I will wear my Caligula costume on Saturnday.

MORE CANDY…MORE WOMEN…MORE WINE!!!!!!!!!

Free Speech restrictions for the greater good.

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2009 by thedoyle

Always beware anything that the government does for the greater good especially when they trample on specific rights. The Cato Institute’s David Rittgers posts about the new Cyberbullying law proposed in Congress and Congress is holding hearings today on this subject.

If this law passes, I wonder if my whole blog will be illegal. I insult people on a daily basis. My facebook page could be a crime scene, here I am sardonic but at least somewhat restrained, there I let go with both barrels. Ah well let them come for me.

Warning: Language

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by thedoyle

I got the title from an old Far Side cartoon, but looking around I wasn’t able to find a copy and also probably not a good idea if I infringe on the copyright. But today’s topic is about language.

Until we evolve into a higher order and are able to communicate telepathically we are stuck with verbal and written communication. I am constantly amazed at the sloppy language used everyday by people. Even going through law school I was amazed at the sloppy language used by my fellow students. I don’t mean the occasional typo, spoonerism, sarcastic or hyperbolic remark or slip of the tongue, Freudian or otherwise. I mean sloppy word choice, such as “no one believes that”, a phrase like that is easy to disprove and the speaker or writer should know better. It is often easy to spot when a speaker (I will use speaker for both verbal and written from here on…too lazy to write speaker or writer every time) just threw up a word rather than carefully thought it out vs. one who may have misspoke, usually in the latter case the speaker will correct themselves. In normal conversations between friends it may not be as important to the participants in the discussion, friends will often overlook such sloppiness because they will understand the meaning the speaker was actually trying to convey.

However, worse than sloppiness is when language is purposefully distorted and used to attack. Recently the Washington Post and the Associated Press attacked James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, the journalists who exposed ACORN as the corrupt organization it really is. The Post falsely attributed a quote to O’Keefe making it appear that O’Keefe had a racial motivation. Scott Johnson of Powerline noticed it right away and demanded a response. Johnson followed up by pointing out that another blogger, John Rosenberg, had noticed a pattern by the Post author and also that Joel Mowbray had looked into the “drive-by mugging” of O’Keefe.

The Post did print a “correction” that’s actually a non-correction and Mr. Johnson notices the odd wording of the “correction”. Johnson links to a great article which blasts the Post for continuing to slime while pretending to correct.

I bring all of this up because the Post’s original article and its subsequent “correction” are an indicator of how the Left uses language to its advantage to slant any discussion their way and slime anyone who disagrees with them. The Left of course has no problem with this at all, which is why they go into fits about Sarah Palin using the phrase “death panels” on Facebook to describe panels that would have the authority to choose who may get life saving treatment but they don’t make a peep over a National Paper falsely putting racist words in the mouths of an opponent.

Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker has had enough. His article is entitled “Stop Allowing the Left to Set the Rules” and it s a great piece about how this sort of thing happens all the time and how especially now with all of the racism charges being thrown around by the left it must be combated. He also notes the cries for “civility” by the very same people who ignored or encouraged such incivility towards George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.

I have pointed out the hypocrisy of Liberals about this subject before. I could make every post every day on this blog about another example of it. Mr. Marcus is correct we need to be aware of the language used by the Left. It can’t be put down to pure sloppy thinking (although that is another problem the Left does have), most of the time it is well thought out to do the maximum amount of damage. By pointing out the Left’s tactics and hypocrisy and making sure our own language is direct we can defeat these nitwits.

That being said, I have no plans to stop being a sarcastic S.O.B.

Liberals take off the warrior masks and reveal hypocrite faces beneath

Posted in Politics, War with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by thedoyle

Rich Lowry of NRO points out New York Times hypocrite Frank Rich’s changing stance on Afghanistan here but Rich is not alone in his hypocrisy. All of the Democrats and their Liberal supporters share that particular vice. During the Presidential Campaign the Dems and especially “The One” made quite the stink about how George W. Bush had taken his eye off the “important fight” and wasted time in Iraq. I knew at the time they were full of it, that they were willing to say anything to bash Bush but make it seem as though they themselves were not simply just a bunch of arugula-eating-surrender-monkeys.

Now, predictably, they are ready to give up the fight…again. Sure they blame it on changing circumstances such as the election, but that’s simply a pretext thinner than the Gulf of Tonkin (also used by a Dem) to do what they wanted to do earlier; give up, apologize and bend over. That is what they seem best at.