Electile Dysfunction

Electile Dysfunction: “The inability to become aroused over any of the choices for president put forth by either party in the 2008 election year.” (The estimable Vanderleun.)

Why, suddenly after the Florida Primary, are people losing their minds? One state, no matter how shiny, does not a nomination make. What is NEXT Tuesday; chopped liver? It is the closest to a national primary that you can get. Maybe After Next Tuesday, we will have a better idea as to just how slim the pickings will really be.

What got me started was a co-worker dropping by for a chat – and asking who I was going to vote for. I said “None of the Above”. I’m just not sure. And talking politics at work, especially in academia, can be dangerous. The two of us are the lone conservatives for miles.

The Democratic side was handled in short order. Hillary. Egad. Ick. She and Bubba are co-dependant media whores. NO x 2. (Queue the cackle.) Obama. No substance. Little experience. Good speaker, sometimes, but JFK he ain’t. Early Muslim education (we’ll discuss that later). Edwards was never serious, he just wanted more camera time. The rest are all just dust in the wind.

We talked through the GOP options – since Fred is gone (sigh) – realizing it is basically a process of elimination to the less of all the evils. McCain. Good Lord, he already looks like a corpse. No tellin’ what 4 years in the White House would do to him. If he survived it at all. Closet liberal (“…reach across the aisle…”). Flip-flops a lot. Sneers a lot. Co-authored legislation with Feingold/Kennedy – well, there you go. Ixnay on the ottenray. Huckabee reminds me of a carnival barker. Or an shady evangelist who absconds with the offering in the dark of night. Paul – sorry, I’m not nuts, even though my kids say so. Giuliani. Well, maybe. We’re getting warmer. Besides the 9/11 aftermath, and reducing crime in NYC, he showed the intestinal fortitude when it really mattered. Some people/media dislike him intensely – he wears it like a badge of honor. And the NYT hates him – that’s an endorsement in my book. His character flaws (i.e., infidelity) don’t seem to glare as much as for some others. Since when have we elected presidents on their ability to keep their britches zipped up? Giuliani passes the gut check but now I hear rumors he’s thinking of dropping out he’s out as well. That leaves Romney. While I disagree with the tenets of his religion, I would fight to my last breath his right to believe whatever he wants. On the economy, he’s got some good (non-government) experience, but does he have what it will take to push the button for Lake Tehran? Or does he have the steely brinksmanship to make them think he will? It will come down to that, sooner than any of us want to admit. But still, he’s like bland white-bread. And there is just something about him that creeps me out.

My, my, has politics changed at all?

The real litmus test is which one, out of all these bozos, is worthy to lick this man’s boots?

I’ll just do what I always do, decide when I’m in the booth, staring at the screen.

UPDATE: Just read Mark Levin’s bit at The Corner. Any questions?

UPDATE II: Fausta had a great roundup yesterday on voting/politics/other distractions.

So THAT Explains Things

Obi’s Brother-in-Law, a.k.a. Hubby, sent an email that explains everything.

Many of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, just over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and cattle ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico . This is a well-known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and organizations.

However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of March 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Hillary Rodham
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Howard Dean
Nancy Pelosi
Dianne Feinstein
Charles E. Schumer
Barbara Boxer

I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me.

The Big Day

Well, the big day has arrived and the galaxy did not implode on itself.

Obi asks how does it feel to be 50? Well, I’m not sure yet. But I think this might be appropriate.

Here’s my sign

More blogging later…..

Sneaking a Meme Yields a History Lesson

The Anchoress is taking part in an interesting meme, the Page 123 Book Meme. It caught my eye, since it is a little different from the usual tell-us-ten-things-about-yourself-speed-dating type meme. So I thought I’d sneak it!

Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

The nearest book is Mark Steyn’s America Alone – almost done – I’m finishing it up at soccer practice(s).

Not 7:32 Paris time, which is when the nightly Citroen-torching begins in the ‘burbs, but 732 AD – as in one and third millennia ago. By then, the Muslims had advanced a thousand miles north of Gibraltar to control Spain and southern France up to the banks of the Loire. In October 732, the Moorish general Abd al-Rahman and his Muslim army were not exactly at the gates of Paris, but they were within two hundred miles, just south of the great Frankish shrine of St. Martin of Tours.

The book is full of jewels. How about when speaking of multiculturalism, Mr. Steyn says, “It’s a quintessential piece of progressive humbug.” He talks about General Napier’s “cultural cool”:

In a culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of “suttee”-the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands. General Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural: “You say that is your custom to burn widows. Very well. Ww also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And them we will follow ours.”

Yeah. Cool.

But I digress. Since I snuck the meme, I feel a little guilty tagging some bloggers with the hot goods, so if you want to play, go ahead!

None of the Above

How I wish that was an option on next week’s primary ballot. Tired of the smears, the back-stabbing, the negative ads? The postering, the flip-flopping, the outright lies? So am I. And it is a looooong time until November.

Basically, it will be a painful process of elimination, until the “lesser of the evils” is the last one standing next Tuesday. Even then, there is little hope that that candidate will be the standard bearer in the fall.

Who will stand up and say “The Appeasement Ends Here?”. Fausta notes the latest terror plot against Spain was thwarted. Despite Spain’s appeasement (remember the subway bombings that swayed their elections?), they are still targets. And so are we….

Or maybe the question should be “Which candidate will fight dhimmitude tooth and nail?” My, My, My. That should narrow it down a good bit.

Siggy has a wonderful post up on the oxymoron of Leftist Morality.

The center of conservative ideology revolves around morality and ideas. Behavior, responsibility and accountability are the foundations of society. Conservative ideology is clear: We exist not to replace or destroy our past, but rather to improve and build upon what has preceded us. That process improves not only society, but the individual as well.

The center of leftist (as opposed to classical liberal) ideology revolves around wealth- or rather, the redistribution of wealth. As far as leftists are concerned, responsibility and accountability are one way street. Government and the approved ideologues are responsible and to held accountable for the redistribution of wealth.

P.S. Be sure to read Fausta’s Latin American Carnival today – especially the ones about the food shortages. Brought on by Leftist regimes. Stock up now, because we’re not that far away ….

UPDATE: Hmmm, a possible solution?

Dang, That’s Funny

Via HotAir, I present Jerry O’Connell’s parody of that weird Tom Cruise Scientology video (here is the YouTube version)

(UPDATE: Well YouTube yanked the video, so here’s another version – hope it works.)

Dang, that is funny. He’s got the laugh down, too, doesn’t he? Kinda like the evil villain laugh, but after a hit or two of helium.

Ya know, I once had an idea for an invention … inspired by Tom Cruise, no less.

While we’re on the subject of vaporous science, I’d like to tout my next new invention idea. (Aside: I had the idea on Memorial Day, while I was trying to watch war movies about real American Heroes on AMC. Every dang commercial was for The Last Samurai – Tom’s Cruise’s greasy hair blowing in the wind, like a midget Fabian in a shabby Power Ranger suit.) It’s a TV remote you can program to blank out particularly offensive images. Like Tom Cruise.

Pay Attention – There will be a Quiz

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention in class, in this great state there will be a primary election two weeks from today.

Read the following assignment – Attn GOP: Meet the Woodshed by The Anchoress

Not only will there be a quiz, but the results of the quiz will be retested the following fall term. Never before have the answers of one test depended so much on the answers to a previous test.

The final test will result in 4 years out of your hide. Gird your loins.

Rats and The Gag Reflex

MLK Day, again, brings out the shriekers. The Dream of a color-blind world is lost in the “sorry national burlesque in which ovaries and melanin are all but exit poll determinants”. This year’s cause to cram down our throats is Open Borders.

Gag. Just gag.

With two weeks to go before Super Tuesday, the nauseating posturing continues. After a year of this crap, no wonder everyone is confused and both parties can’t get their acts together. Reminds me of a room full of toddlers who haven’t gotten their naps. Even the ESPN gasbags are getting into the act.

Speaking of gasbags, Fausta has an interesting link in her weekly festival of Latin America. There we find out that Chavez ADMITS to chewing coca daily. Before the National Assembly. On CAMERA.

”It is another symptom that [Chávez] has totally lost the concept of limits,” said Aníbal Romero, a political scientist with the Caracas Metropolitan University. “It shows Chávez is a man out of control.”

More seriously, Venezuelan and Bolivian analysts said Chávez’s comments amount to a dangerous endorsement of a substance controlled around the world, and perhaps even an illegal act by a very public head of state.

”If he is affirming that he consumes coca paste, he is admitting that he is consuming a substance that is illegal in Bolivia as well as Venezuela,” said Hernán Maldonado, a Bolivian analyst living in Miami. ”Plus, it’s an accusation that Evo Morales is a narco-trafficker” for sending him the paste.

And we just THOUGHT he was crazy. And sweaty.

More gaggable info from Fausta: The NYT continues it’s downward spiral by publishing a glowing testimonial to FGM, complete with pictures of the happy butchers set up in an elementary classroom.

Who exactly are the barbarians here? Those who genitally mutilate their daughters or those who deem the atrocity as something of a soft core “tradition” to be “enjoyed” at Sunday brunch? (Phyllis Chester)

All the same, the NYT has now slipped from moral equivalence, dhimmitude and political correctness into embracing child abuse and misogyny.

The author, Sara Corbett, is evidently known for other NYT less-than-factual articles. That pesky fact-checking thing again. Can’t waste any time on that, now, can we?

And people wonder why polls like this aren’t reported on by MSM. Why publicize your own obituary when it doesn’t fit into your agenda of taking over the world?

UPDATE: Neo is dishing on the NYT as well.

UPDATE II: Read Steve Boriss’ outstanding essay on racism at PJM.

…after the New Media has replaced the Old Media, we will look back and conclude that the economic inequality between blacks and whites really was largely caused by racism all along — the kind that the mainstream media induces.

For decades, they have been sending the message to the black community that they could not succeed on their own. When they stop getting that message, perhaps society will move closer to the colorblindness dreamed of by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday Furrrrrrballs

Yeah, I know. Still sick, but better. General ennui engulfs me.

More snow on the way. I can’t remember the last time it snowed twice in one year in Atlanta, much less twice in the same WEEK.

Fausta had a hilarious roundup the other day. Just don’t bid on that couch.

Pretty much anything Gerard says. Especially about Olbermann.

Lewinsky. That name will never be the same….

Who knew Der Fuhrer was a Cowboys fan? (SERIOUS content warning)

Okie hands out another award.

Washington is not the only place where the House of Representatives is clueless. Next thing you know, they’ll be changin’ the food in the commissary.

I wonder if new boobs come with extended warranties. You know, like TVs and dishwashers and cars and such.

And pure silliness, shamelessly ripped off from Siggy

Snow!

And lots of it! It has been snowing for about 2 hours now… the accumulation out here, west of Atlanta, is much greater than other areas.

So beautiful to watch. The hapless weather geeks on TV have been saying for the last 1 hour that it will turn to rain momentarily. But it hasn’t. Heh. As (now) college girl grandly announced one day upon coming home from kindergarten, “Mommy, the weather man only guesses!”

It only snows here in Atlanta about once every 3-4 years, so enjoy it!

Redstate 3.0

RedState is blegging this week for funds to upgrade their site. If you can, help out. RedState is a “one-stop-shopping” type of site for conservatives. If you’re looking for conservative news/views then RedState is the place to go! As Dymphna says…

I think it’s worth donating to, mainly because there are no George Soroses waiting in the wings to give the big bucks to conservative websites. Historically, it has been individual donations that keep the Right going, while the Left can be assured of the unions, Hollywood, Silicon Valley (including good ol’ Bill Gates).

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

The Al Qaeda-Toronto-GaTech Express

It has been almost two years since this GaTech student was arrested on terrorism charges. More info comes to light:

During a hearing yesterday involving a motion to throw out the recorded interviews Ahmed gave to investigators, FBI Agent Mark Richards admitted for the first time in any public venue, through his testimony, that AHMED & SADEQUEE ”met with several of the 17 people charged in a June 2006 Canadian terrorism sweep.”

Granted, you haven’t heard much about this in the MSM. Michelle Malkin picked right up on it, but she was on the ball when the initial story hit in 2006. Ahmed lied to agents in his first interviews. According to the AJC:

“There is nothing to be worried about,” Ahmed said during a March 15, 2006, interview. “We are just stupid, childish. You know we did, yeah, stupid mistake. We went and took a video, but in reality it means nothing. You look at the video. The quality is so stupid, you know. It had nothing of value whatsoever.”

Purposeful lying…misinformation…sound familiar?

So much is being done to protect this great nation, all unseen and unsupported by a Congress more worried about cuisine than real legislation. Too bad the candidates spend their time sniping, slumming, groveling, posing for the cameras… instead of standing up and outlining how they plan to STOP the greatest threat to American freedom since the birth of this nation. Yeah, I know he’s not pretty, but at least he has a damned clue about what he believes and he’s not afraid to stand up for it and he doesn’t change his tune based on the lastest poll or audience du jour.

UPDATE: Amen, Sister! More

Still Under the Weather

I hate colds. Especially “sleep around” colds, that hop from nose to nose, completely lacking in good judgment or moral fiber. Just any nose will do. And as soon as the good times are over, they hop to the next nose. And they have no conscience when it comes to the damage caused by a rebound. Or two-timing, either.

Too bad the cold won’t end up in a back alley in a body bag for Grissom to process. That would be fine with me. Revenge is sweet.

All Misty on Me

Awww, Freddie, I miss you.

Evening Excitement

With this on the way,

Yikes! Run for cover!

I thought I’d hop on the nets for a minute and crank something out before the power flakes out. Then I was immediately distracted by this quiz at The Anchoress & Fausta.

My quiz results

In-ter-resting….. Go take the quiz and let me know how you score!

UPDATE: The storm is taking it’s sweet time getting here, lots of lightening in the distance and puffs of wind – so I typed up some homework for boy child and now I’m watching Brief Encounter (highly recommended by Fausta). Right now, it’s their last day together…. so sad!!!

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