Sputnik? Really? Is that the best he could do? – UPDATED

While Obama has long been my personal incarnation of Charlie Brown’s teacher, this morning after everyone is saying the SOTU speech was a big stinker. The left, the right, the middle. Even the dog.

But Sputnik? Sputnik? Is that the best metaphor he can come up with? While he’s cut NASA to the bone? Weakened our defenses and national security? Tarnished our image on a global scale?

The USSR humiliated America with Sputnik. America righted that embarrassment quickly, turning the tables with the greatest technological advancements in modern times.

But wait, he may be onto something. Since Obama has done nothing but humiliate America during his term, then he’s the Sputnik. And America will leave him, his followers and his destructive policies in the dust.


Had the president submitted the text of his second State of the Union Address in the form of a college term paper, he would have been sent forthwith to the nearest academic dean. Once again, our public affairs are such that we have one standard for presidents and another for undergraduates.

That’s gonna leave a mark. RTWT, it’s downright delightful.

Althouse on Sociologists, Pedestals and Those Who Put Them There

Just read the whole thing. That’s ok, I’ll wait.

Now, this is a classic examine of leftist projectile brain-spew. The officers of this American Sociological Association declare that lofty debate is admirable, yyyyyeeeeessss, my precious, yyyyeesss, indeed, but should only be allowed between those “capable” of such lofty debate. Only those examined and stamped with approval by the very same band of merry socialists sociologists, who gleefully lick the wrinkled old toes of the self-proclaimed radical, Frances Fox Piven.

Ministry of Truth, meet your new inductees.

Ick. I need a bath.

(P.S. Stacy was bashing her back when Beck was just getting started at CNN. Poor fella, he never gets any respect.)

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