Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr. 1925-2008


He was - The Man...

He never dropped the "Jr" out of respect for his father.

It is such a sad day for Conservatives. I have 28 of his books in Hardcover... Some I collected through a "search" vendor.

He was a master of the English language... I finally used a spiral notebook to write down the words that I didn't know... And afterwards I looked them up in my dictionary.

When "Conservative" was a "Bad name" he resurrected and recast its meaning.

He suffered from emphysema... He described his wife Patricia as an inveterate smoker... I wonder if he was a victim of second-hand smoke.

His novels... Like "Saving the Queen" were like finding gold. His collections of essays and editorials were a conservative's view and interpretation of American history.

I didn't know he was sick. I just feel bad... And terribly sad.

He was found in his Study... I'm sure he was writing... Furthering our cause.

I plan to "camp out" and get a copy of the next edition of his creation, his beloved "National Review"... I want to read the things they will say of him.

In my living room there hangs a picture of him underneath Ronald Reagan's official White House photograph.

He was a good Catholic.

God keep him.
Wasting My Money

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Four-legged athletes are joining their two-legged counterparts as part of a congressional probe into steroids in sports. Although most of the focus to date has been on baseball and other team sports, thoroughbred racing also is trying to enact a national ban on steroids, at least for the days leading up to races.

For the sake of national security - we must get these horses off steroids.

The Democrats' Nanny-State Politics is getting on my nerves. Where in the constitution does it give the federal government the right to regulate muscle mass and the acquisition thereof?

Monday, February 25, 2008

This Isn't Reassuring

Farrakhan hails Obama as 'hope of entire world'

CHICAGO - In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the "hope of the entire world" that the U.S. will change for the better.



File this under "what was he thinking"...

Along with this:

And this:

Let's hope it has the same effect.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Obama the Amateur


Obama should stick with his "message of hope" double-talk... And the rest of us will hope that global peace immediately breaks out if he is elected president.

Yes, our "rock star" candidate... Why not Mick Jagger? Mick has only two less years experience in the Federal Government... And Mick has that accent and can strut like a rooster. With the sophistication of the Obama voter... Mick may be the stronger candidate.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Favorite Voice

This is the result when a poet is graced with musical talent and a voice like the wind.

In this video, Joni Mitchell is 26 years old... A fresh young face, before it was lined by age, disappointment, and cynicism.

Early in my life, this lady helped define for me the gulf between pop stars and artists.

Environmentalism From My Childhood

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Intelligent Designers of Education

Dr Michael Easley of the Moody Bible Institute told a story this week on his radio program about a friend of his who left college with degrees in both biomedical engineering and medicine... And a 4.0 GPA in both. This man told Dr Easley that in the med school, most were evolutionary, Darwinian, origin of the species thinkers... But in biomedical engineering many were believers in Christ, and almost all were intelligent design proponents.

Why? I think it's because the med school guys looked at the "whole" human organism through a lens of preconception, and the biomedical engineers looked at the "nuts and bolts" and marvelled at the complexity and precision.

But wait a second. I thought the intelligent design promoters were all preachers and slack-jawed yokels with sloped foreheads, DNA peculiarities, and pig feces between their toes. You mean there are educated men with an opinion contrary to the Darwinists'?

In education, as in every other endeavor, those with the numbers and who shout the loudest will have their way. I think we know enough about the nature of man and his self-centered, narcissistic bent towards humanism, to conclude that ours will not be the celebrated persuasion on this side of the proverbial Jordan. Men will look to men - not to their Creator.

I'll argue it... I'll pray about it... But I'm resigned to the eventual outcome and will waste no time worrying about it.
Ron Herrell Defines Democrat Duplicity

Indiana Marriage Amendment Blocked

A Democrat Majority was voted into into the Indiana State House promising to give the Marriage Amendment an up or down vote. They lied.

An amendment to the Indiana Constitution must be passed by two consecutive legislative sessions to become law. It passed in the last session, but faces death as Democrat Leader, Pat Bauer - who promised he would not stand in the way of a vote - now stands in the way of the vote.

Ron Herrell, who represents the Kokomo area, campaigned on The Peter Heck Show, touting his Christian credentials and his support of the Amendment. Recently Heck challenged Herrell to "call out" Bauer and insist that he keep his word. Harrell responded in an email - in which he defended Bauer's decision.
Shown above: Herrell and Bauer... Dishonest men.

So this is the game, folks. Lie to get elected... Then stick up for each other.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Malott Interviews God!

Malott: I've never interviewed anyone before in my life... Talk about starting at the top!

G_d: And I'm thrilled beyond words to contribute to such a clever and influential blog.

M: ... ... ... You're making fun of me a little now, aren't you?

G: Maybe a little. Did you expect me to be nicer? You know, what's good for you isn't always nice.

M: Uh... I've made up a list of questions. First of all... Heaven: Mountain chalet or beachfront bungalow?

G: Heaven will be full of surprises. Remember, you'll be coming from a world that is sorely limited by three dimensions and time. You've noticed that I'm not wearing a wrist watch? Time is peculiar to this created universe.

M: OK ... ... ... Are you right-handed or left-handed?

G: Ambidextrous. The vastness of my created universe is mere symbolism, in a sense. You can lie in your hammock at night, look up into the heavens and sense the hidden reality... You can look up and see the mirror image of your eternal soul. I've even placed stars to light your way. If you knew me, your temporary world would seemingly lack substance when compared to my more concrete, eternal realities...

M: You mentioned surprises. Is this... like Christmas?

G: Surprises and revelations. You'll learn about the incredible power in a child's prayer, and how the simplest faith melts my heart... How all the grand plans, schemes, and devices of the religious are helpless without the movement of my Spirit. And most of all you'll finally comprehend the magnificence of my Sacrifice... My Sacrifice that singularly transformed the Church into... My beautiful bride.

M: Sounds way cool. But will we eat?

G: Yes ... ... ... You will. And you'll see how every prayer, every frightened and modest witness, every act of kindness, charity, done in my name - all blend together like the notes of a symphony, moving hearts and changing lives.

M: Mm Hmm ... ... ... Aardvarks! What happened?!

G: As an American believer, and among the rich of the world, you'll learn why it is easier for a camel to pass through a needle's eye - than it is for you to enter Heaven. So proud and independent... So much wasted time spent gazing into the faces of your idols... It begs the very limits of the patience!

M: Jesus!

G: Yes?

M: I mean... But we're not necessarily doomed, right?

G: Your sins pale next to the greatness and glory of my Sacrifice... which saves you.

M: And we'll learn all this... like... through telepathy...?

G: And you'll learn a great deal about yourself... What might have been had you been more focused on me than yourself.... Why your life is what it is.

M: Ah, my wonderful life... Why I'm alone and childless? I'm not complaining, but I think I would have loved being married.

G: You would have loved it too much. For instance, can you tell me one time when you were "in love" that you weren't transformed into a distracted, lustful, blithering buffoon?

M: ... ... ... Uh, I can edit this... Right?

G: And when did you ever love me that much? Just once I'd like to hear you tell me that I am enough for you... And really mean it. But then, you've spent your whole life searching for things to love more than me. You've wandered through life feeding upon every passing illusion... All the while starving - for me. You made me a distant caretaker... I wanted a love affair.

M: ... ... ... Riiiiight... Let's move on to politics. Can you tell me who will win the presidency this fall?

G: Yes, I can.

M: ... ... ... Can you... elaborate?

G: It will be the person I've picked to further my purposes and my plan.

M: Do you think of yourself as an American?

G: ... ... ... No... Your country serves its purpose, much as Rome did. Please understand, your country has moved to marginalize me... When in truth, your country's efforts have marginalized - your country. At some point you'll appreciate the cost of doing so.

M: Well there are those of us in the American Church who are really concerned about certain political issues...

G: Have you prayed about them?

M: Of course I've prayed!

G: (smiles)

M: Well I have prayed.

G: No, you've faithfully fretted and wrung your hands.

M: ... ... ... Well! Why should I pray when I can worry?! Ahhh ha ha ha ha ha!

G: Something else you'll never fully appreciate until you're in Heaven... The utter impertinence of worry. Its dissonance in my ear will startle you.

M: Hmm ... ... ... Well! ... I've take up enough of your time! You have a universe to run!

G: It's alright... You wouldn't believe how well I multi-task.

M: Oh! I'd believe it!

G: No... You wouldn't...

M: Yes... Well... Thank you so much for your time. I can't thank you enough! ... ... ... And you know, I ... ... ... ... Uh... ... ... You know...

G: Yes?

M: ... ... ... You really are enough for me... It's just that I... I...

G: I know...

Disclaimer: The above is fiction and is intended IN NO WAY - to add to - or take away - from scripture.
Bottled Water

I read an interesting post about bottled water and the environment over at Skyepuppy's Blog. I commented there... And since I seem to have precious little to say lately... I thought I'd post my comment here.

File it under medical advice to consider:

In Indiana, some... maybe most... wells are tainted with herbicide and other agricultural run-off. I figure the farmers think, "If 30 gallons per acre is good, 100 must be great!"

Anyway, there is a high cancer rate around here, and the first thing patients are told is, "stop drinking well water."

I have a well, so I buy gallon jugs of "mountain spring water" from Sam's club to make my coffee and tea. I even use it to cook water absorbing foods like spaghetti, and also when I'm boiling beef or chicken for soup.

I'm not a "nut" about it. At work I drink water from the tap as well as when I eat out.

Now there may be a guy in New Jersey filling up these gallon jugs from his kitchen tap... But we do what we can.

George and John Make Up

Emerging from a bar in downtown Washington, President Bush and Senator McCain announced their new found love for each other and pledged to "make nice" for the rest of the year.


Monday, February 18, 2008

New Career for Bush

George Bush has invested in a new business for his post-White House years.

The Bush Bra...

Now you've seen everything.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Obama Seizes Coveted Mulatto Vote

White Democrats will have nothing to do with African-American presidential candidates unless they are half white and sound like Edward R. Murrow. Same with Hillary Clinton. Democrats only vote to nominate women who are half female and half white man.

This is in stark contrast to the Republicans' past efforts to draft Condoleeza Rice who is all black and all woman.

But who does Halle Berry, Mariah Carey, Thandie Newton, Vin Diesel, Grant Hill, Mya, and Faith Evans support? To the man (or woman) these individuals support Barrack Saddam Obama.

What has caused this Mulattobamamania?

Unlike Latin America, where mulattos make up a significant percentage of the population: Dominican Republic (73%), Cuba (51%), Brazil (38%), Puerto Rico (27%), Colombia (14%), and Panama (14%)... In America they are what is called a very minor minority... Except of course in poor neighborhoods where young black males and ugly white women are amazingly prolific.

With such small numbers, pride in one of their own and the resulting Obamanation was predictable.

So this humble (and obviously fearless) blog salutes this proud minority and wishes them a Ting Tang Obamulatto Bing Bang of an election cycle.
Happy Sexually-Transmitted Disease Day

It is a little know fact that 32% of the yearly infections of STD's occurs on February 14th and the wee hours of February 15th.

I was the only employee at my place of business to have Valentine's Day off. Ironic?

To be sure.

So I went cruising the Super Market for single women. Whenever I saw a female with a bare ring-finger pushing a cart my way, I would smile... And she would immediately shudder and look away. (Perhaps it was the black polyester slacks and tennis shoes.) Then I would return to perusing the frozen dinner section, trying to look lonely and pathetic... Not a significant stretch for me. I finally gave up and took my Marie Callendar dinners to the checkout. The new one I'm trying this week is "Herb Chicken."

So for me... It looks like another Valentine's Day alone... And disease free.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Compromise

What would it take for me to vote for John McCain?

I still don't know what I will do in November. But there is but one way that McCain would get my vote. If the voice of the conservative movement, whose presence at this time resides primarily in talk radio and conservative blogs... If this voice would unite and scream in unison that we will vote for McCain one time... And one time only... And if this message went forth with the backing of every conservative pundit with a public forum to persuade America that McCain is at best - the lesser of two evils...

Then maybe I could vote for this little man.

I would need to see bumper stickers that said:

1) Elect him... Then Gut Him.

2) One Term John

3) Once John, But Never Again!

4) I'll hold my nose but once, Johnny!

5) McCain in '08, Someone We Respect in 2012

Then maybe I'd vote - knowing the ball would be in McCain's court. He could govern like the anti-conservative homunculus that he has personified over the last eight years, or he could work to secure our vote in '12 by living up to the many promises he has made during the nomination process.

If the voices of conservatism united to threaten this pretender with every caustic means at their disposal... To undercut him every time he swayed from his promises... To make him the ultimate anathema in U.S. presidential history... With the lowest approval ratings... The butt of every joke imagined by his less than loyal voters...

Then maybe. Maybe I'd vote for John-Boy.

That's what it would take.

We are probably doomed to a Clinton or Obama fiasco for four, or God forbid!... eight years... But if the conservative powers that be - unite to send a message... I might be persuaded to vote for the lesser of two evils... But it will have to be an "organized" capitulation... And threat....
The McCain Personna

Mona Charen writes about McCain for National review Online:

In 2000, he condemned the late Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as “agents of intolerance.” In 2004, when Sen. John Kerry was getting his comeuppance from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, vets whom he had known during the war and who couldn’t remain silent as the Democratic nominee distorted his war record, John McCain weighed in by calling them “dishonorable and dishonest.” When the Bush Administration was being vilified as a nest of Torquemadas for using waterboarding on three occasions, McCain came forward to condemn waterboarding as torture.

There is a strutting self-righteousness about McCain that goes hand-in-hand with a nitroglycerin temper. He flatters himself that his colleagues in the Senate dislike him because he stands up for principle, while they sell their souls for pork. Not exactly. He is disliked because on many, many occasions he has been disrespectful, belligerent, and vulgar to those who differ with him.

So conservatives don't like his liberal voting record... And, as soon as he secures the nomination and his "friends" in the mainstream media have their patsy candidate - and start unloading on him... The moderates and independents will fear his temperament.

While it's true that anything can happen... I fear that Republicans have picked a sure loser.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

To Embrace McCain

I think we are all catching our breath, trying to understand how this trainwreck happened. How did we end up with the one Republican candidate least likely to unite the party? Most of us simply don't know what we're going to do in November.
How did it happen?

I think it started with Fred Thompson's reluctance... And then his inability to shed the "lazy" monicer.

Of course, Mike Huckabee happened. Obviously, Chuck Norris had more influence on the Huckabee sophisticates than Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and the entire staff at The National Review... combined!

Who knew?

But you have to hand it to Huckabee... This squirrelly little guy from Arkansas, who never had a chance at the nomination... Who cleverly grabbed the Evangelicals and torpedoed perhaps the one Republican that could have united the party... Successfully defeating Romney because he didn't try to run the most liberal state in the nation as the reincarnation of Lester Maddox.

And Mitt... A little too stiff... A little too slow to attack the liberal record of McCain.

And just- who are - these McCain supporters? The irascible curmudgeon, liberal-rearend -kissing constituency?

Conservatives are left with no good options.

We rally to McCain and we become the Republican version of the Democrat Black voter... who toes the line and never realizes promises from our party. And McCain will lose, anyway.

But left will be a Party that knows it can count on us no matter who they nominate.

I think McCain will get the Huckabee voters... Their candidate has been slobbering all over McCain since the race began. But the Romney conservatives? They're the thinkers, the true conservatives... And we will be harder to convince.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Great Candidate...

With our current crop of poor choices and their promise of mediocrity and decline... It's nice to remember the man that revived a nation.

Huckabee... The Weasel's True Colors Shine Forth

Have you wondered why Huckabee always attacks Mitt Romney and not the frontrunner, John McCain?

Huckabee said this morning that he would run as McCain's vice president if asked.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE! I'm sure the poor innocents who were naive enough to believe that Huckabee was for Conservatives and conservative principles - will be too stupid or blind to see that Mike Huckabee - all along - has been just for Mike Huckabee.

And more good news for Obama or Hillary... James Dobson says he won't be voting for McCain.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

McCain Picks running Mate!

My sources have discovered that John McCain has picked Bob Dole to be his running mate in the presidential election. Evidently McCain first announced to his staff that Gerald Ford was his choice, but after being reminded that Ford is dead, reluctantly, and after much argument, switched to Dole.

Well, it doesn't really matter who he picks, now does it. After he wins the nomination, his "friends" in the mainstream media will immediately start referring to his age and his seemingly "unstable temperament"... Recalling the time he cursed his friends over the "Amnesty Bill"... etc.

I think it's time we all got used to the idea of a President Barrack Hussein Obama.

McCain's most ardent admirer - Mike Huckabee - who has been running for vice president since Iowa... Running interference for McCain... Slinging mud upon his only viable opponent, Mitt Romney... I suspect Mike will be summarily dismissed to sadly return to Arkansas where he will quell his pain by feeding mightily upon grits and possum.

McCain, lacking charisma and appeal, will shuffle into the debates... Looking like death warmed over... the monkey of his anti-conservative history securely ensconsed upon his back... Fumbling through his responses... All beautifully (yes, beautifully)contrasted with Obama's eloquence...

Well... It is SO OVER.

Here is my advice for conservatives in 2012: And realize, this is after the healthcare system is destroyed... The appointment of activist liberal judges has set the pro-life movement back at least two generations... Gay Marriage is a reality... Amnesty for illegals is law... And an encouraged Radical Islam is poised at our gates...

1) When the media says that our best candidate is "lazy"... Rally around that candidate.

2) When Bill Buckley's "National Review" picks its most conservative and viable candidate... Pay attention.

3) Look to conservative leaders like Michelle Malkin, Hugh Hewitt, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, and Rush Limbaugh... Before hitching your wagon to cute little populists from the south... Or frolicking with other fringe candidates that cannot win.

And some time before then, watch the movie - "The Natural" - and embrace the words of Roy Hobbs when he says, "Go pick me out a winner, Bobby."

Monday, February 04, 2008

John McCain vs. John McCain


I can't vote for this guy.

McCain's Temper

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), also a senior member of the Appropriations panel, told the Boston Globe recently. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

A former colleague says McCain's abrasive nature would, at minimum, make his relations with Republicans on Capitol Hill uneasy if he were to become president. McCain could find himself the victim of Republicans who will not go the extra mile for him on legislative issues because of past grievances.

"John was very rough in the sandbox," said former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who is outspoken in his opposition to McCain's candidacy. "Everybody has a McCain story. If you work in the Senate for a while, you have a McCain story. . . . He hasn't built up a lot of goodwill."

Last spring, McCain's confrontational side reappeared during a closed-door meeting of senators from both parties. After spending six weeks away from the Senate, he showed up for final negotiations on a fragile immigration bill, leading Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) to question where he had been. McCain responded by swearing at Cornyn loudly and repeatedly, according to witnesses.

Is John's a steady hand to have perched over the nuclear button? How many times will we hear that this fall?
Mike Suckabee

If the fix isn't in, I'd be surprised. Mike knows who to suck-up to on Super Tuesday... Who can get him that job in Washington... Maybe even Veep? Oh, and only a liberal or a very confused conservative would argue with the fact that McCain is a liberal.

On this Super Sunday, it's fitting I suppose that Mike Huckabee would be out there blocking and tackling for Team McCain. Appearing on this morning's Today show, the former Arkansas governor made a pro forma claim that he's still running for president and not the veep slot. But Huckabee certainly seemed to be acting as what Mark Steyn described in a recent Hugh Hewitt interview as McCain's "wing man."

See the video.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Trainwreck

In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, it’s John McCain at 33%, Mitt Romney at 29%, and Mike Huckabee at 21%. Ron Paul is supported by 6% of Likely Republican Primary Voters (see recent daily numbers). Romney leads by sixteen percentage points among conservatives while McCain has a two-to-one advantage among moderate Primary Voters.

That's McCain 33% and Conservatives 50%.

You're assuming a great deal if you think that when McCain gets the nomination... The Huckabee and Romney supporters will line up like loyal lads and automatically jump on John's bandwagon. After the antics he's pulled over the past 8 years... Don't wager your farm.

What we should be discussing is the fact that neither McCain nor Huckabee can put together a coalition of voters that has a chance to beat Clinton or Obama.

Huckabee would bring out most conservatives but would fail miserably with moderates and independents. Oddly, most Americans' "dream president" is not a wise-cracking former Baptist preacher from Arkansas with all the sophistication and personal gravitas of Jethro Bodine.

McCain can't win without an enthusiastic conservative base... Which will not materialize because conservatives despise McCain. They dislike liberal Democrats... But they despise McCain - and it's totally personal. He is the traitor in their midst.

Romney is the only one that could unite the Party... But with the moderates and independents going for McCain... and the anti-Mormon bigots mesmerized by Huckabee - That's not going to happen.

I think it's pretty much over. Maybe the smart thing for Republicans to do would be to pick the least offensive Democrat... And send her money.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008

The McCain Campaign's Morbidity

Granted, Ann Coulter has but one vote. But her words are indicative of McCain's "unelectability."

John can't get elected without the "enthusiastic" participation of Conservatives. And that isn't going to happen.

Conservatives Won't Rally

If the very liberal Rudy Giuliani had won the nomination, Conservatives would have been troubled. But I believe they would have rallied behind him, because he was the better choice... And they liked him... And they respected him.

Conservatives despise McCain. He is the ultimate "Republican In Name Only"... A man they held close... And who stabbed them in the back... Again... And again.

Whether it was immigration, taxes, campaign reform, embryonic research... McCain, as if vindictively "acting out" over being rejected by Conservatives in 2000, played more to the liberal press than to his party's base. As Mona Charren put it, "Every time the New York Times shows a little ankle, John goes weak at the knees."

John McCain is Bob Dole - without the conservatives' support - And that is a losing ticket.