I think sometime ago I posted the Margaret Thatcher video in which she accuses British liberals of preferring everyone get poorer rather than letting the rich stay rich. She was on the mark. http://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2014/06/something-about-the-tone.html . The columnist in the Guardian wants us to help the poor by knocking down rich houses. Oh how special, he’s a college professor. It’s called “urban degeneration.” You might as well learn the term, you know how the left loves catchy chants, sound bites, quotas, committees and pithy-sounding phrases. In fact, that’s their specialty. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/21/creating-mixed-communities-bulldoze-belgravia-poverty
I would love to see that [bulldozing] happen.
Three years ago, “crazy” Glenn Beck made diagrams on his infamous low-tech chalkboard theorizing that the touted “Arab Spring” had little to do with democracy, save for a few naïve youngsters, and everything to do with overthrowing a Western-friendly dictator in order to establish the outlawed extremist Muslim Brotherhood as a first step toward a worldwide Caliphate. Though I’ve spent the last 2 weeks in medical institutions in a near news blackout, even I know ISIS is unabashedly pronouncing this is their goal, willing to use any means necessary to achieve it. Wonder how an ex-radio guy who’s supposed to be stupid as well as crazy got this right while our president, his 300+ advisors, his Smart Diplomacy team and our intellectual superiors in the MSM got all this so very, very wrong? The Smartest Woman Ever – Hillary Clinton – understood in 2008 that Barack Obama was way too inexperienced and naïve to serve as Commander-in-Chief of a powerful nation but she sold out for her political future so she’s no better than he is. BTW, I enjoy watching Buck Sexton as Beck’s security advisor on The Blaze. I trust him more than Lurch. Hey, hear that silly joke making the rounds?
So President Obama has decided to send a drone to Iraq? Yeh but what good can John Kerry do?
Military advisors long said that abruptly leaving Iraq w/o a SOFA [Status of Forces Agreement] would come back to bite us in the butt. Among other things, SOFA provides legal protection to our troops, that they are not legally responsible for their actions done while serving orders under the POTUS. You’ll notice that Obama is now sending several hundred Special Forces into Iraq without that protection. He’s not much on thinking ahead, is he? Well, apart from politics….
When Rush Limbaugh called feminists ‘feminazis” I was furious. It seemed so over the top plus I considered myself a feminist. I certainly no longer consider myself a feminist and the feminist movement is so over the top that I think he underestimated them. They’re just crazy on college campuses. I simply wouldn’t let a son of mine go to many colleges, at least those who believe if a female accuses a young man of rape/sexual assault then he is guilty and has no legal rights. If you follow the College Insurrection or Minding the Campus links on my blogroll, you know it’s just awful out there for young men. If a drunk woman has consensual sex with a drunk man, she can later change her mind because she’s not responsible but he is, even when other students have seen the woman agree or even pursue the man. Law professor Glenn Reynolds says feminists have become shrinking violets on campus, too delicate to be in coed colleges, much like Victorian parents felt about their poor girls.
Feminists and nanny state liberals are such bores. Here’s just one recent example, I could do a blog post everyday on feminist outrages of the day. http://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2014/06/the-crushing-patriarchy-sporting-edition.html Feminists don’t want you to watch the Olympics or baseball or the NCAA tournament or now… the World Cup. I’m beginning to think that feminists want all men to act like women, women like them. They already demand that all woman be like them, one kind of woman.
Speaking of Glenn Reynolds at http://www.pjmedia.com/instapundit, he’s long maintained that the ultimate goal of liberals and the Obama gang is censorship, where opposition to their agenda or methods are hushed, for example when Candy Crowley effectively silenced Mitt Romney and stopped his momentum by violating her role in the second debate. Reynolds also says current liberal are different from classical liberalism and view their partisan views as a religion. That’s certainly true of the global warming cult. Now one of the nation’s brightest and most articulate moderate conservative columnists has been dismissed from the liberal St Louis Post-Dispatch http://spectator.org/articles/59742/george-will-meets-clerisy-media Here’s what so offended the paper:
Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate. And academia’s progressivism has rendered it intellectually defenseless now that progressivism’s achievement, the regulatory state, has decided it is academia’s turn to be broken to government’s saddle.
Charleston, West Virginia Daily Mail columnist Don Surber, who is also linked on my Blogroll at http://www.donsurber.blogspot.com/ , says the mystifying and stupid war on the Koch Brothers is designed to inhibit other GOP donors. That’s surely true but I think it’s also designed to distract from the many, many millions poured into the American political scene by the radical socialist George Soros, who has long said the United States is the only real blocking point to a one-world socialist government and he wants to turn us from capitalism to socialism.
Finally, let’s give the last word to satirist P J O’Rourke, who presciently remarked when ObamaCare was passed, “If you think healthcare is expensive, just wait until it’s free.”
The latest debacle that states don’t know how they will pay for next year’s health exchanges – this year taxpayers paid for them with a subsidy from President ‘I love to spend YOUR money’ Obama of nearly $5 Billion – but there’s no subsidy planned for next year. The bills eventually come due.