Thoughts On A Sunday

For the first time in a while we've had a quiet weekend, even though Deb and BeezleBub had to work on Saturday and Deb had her final exam today for a class she's been taking over the past two-and-a-half months.

I did the domestic thing on Saturday, cleaning up the house, doing laundry, and then heading outside to cut brush out behind The Manse.


Chris Wallace points out that this White House, meaning the Obama administration, hasn't got a clue when it comes to the press and what it's supposed to do. What it's not supposed to be doing is cheerleading and carrying water for the president.

“These guys, everything is personal. I gotta tell you, everything,” Wallace said. “They are the biggest bunch of crybabies I have dealt with in my 30 years in Washington.”

Barack Obama is single-handedly destroying the concept of what it means to be “presidential.” He has cracked a joke at the expense of Special Olympians on late-night television; he has said a local police officer just doing his job “acted stupidly”; and he has mocked taxpayers wary of his policies as
“bed-wetters” and “folks waving tea bags around.”

Yeah, like that's the way to sway the American people over to your point of view, particularly those who do not see Obama as a messiah. But then again, Obama and his minions have been treating the American people as it they're too stupid to make decisions for themselves.

(H/T Instapundit)


If you don't like the message, then smear the messenger with 'creatively' edited video.


The Tea Party movement appears to be gaining even more adherents as witnessed by the latest Tea Party in Milwaukee.

Ten thousand Tea Party protesters showing up can't be considered small by anyone's measure, though I have no doubt those on the Left will try hard to make it seem that way.


If one replaced the word 'Afghanistan' with 'Vietnam' in this editorial it could one right out of the late 1960's. Do we really want to make the same mistake as we made in Vietnam, letting the media decide whether or not we should fight an intractable enemy?

Apparently the editor has forgotten the one big difference between Afghanistan and Vietnam: The Taliban were complicit with al Qaeda in the attacks on the US on September 11, 2001, providing them sanctuary and facilities for training terrorists. When they refused to surrender Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda leaders, we responded with force, and rightfully so. They provided aid to those committing acts of war against us. To abandon Afghanistan to the tender mercies of the Taliban would return that nation to the living hell it was the last time they ruled that nation and send the wrong message to both our allies and our enemies.


Now that they are in power, the Left is finding out the Right was correct when they lamented the decline of civility in the US.

Now, after decades of spewing vitriol at the right ("Bush is Hitler" was a common anti-war sign), the left and many in the mainstream media have discovered that civility is a virtue. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so terrified that violence is about to erupt, she had to choke back tears while asserting that the opposition should be held accountable for any incitement it might undertake.

No one on the left uttered the word "incitement" when actor Alec Baldwin said on national television that Republican Rep. Henry Hyde should be stoned to death. Only conservatives incite.

Ad hominem attacks are, apparently, perfectly civil if they come from the left.

Now that they are on the receiving end of such vitriol (though it appears to me the vitriol from the Right and the Center is nowhere near the level of that spewed by the Left over the previous eight years), they see it as uncivil. It's amazing how their perception changes when the shoe is on the other foot. On the other hand, many of the Tea Party protests have been far more civil than those taking place during the Bush years. They even clean up after themselves.


If there were ever an argument against ObamaCare, this is it.

Make sure to read the comments as they are far more telling than the post that generated them.

(H/T Maggie's Farm)


Never mind taxing the rich, the Democrats have plans to tax the poor and the middle class, in spades. Never mind the fact there's a recession on, the Dems need the revenue to pay for ObamaCare and all their other grandiose programs.

(H/T Viking Pundit)


Here's a great video compilation of the myriad signs at the 9/12 protests from the folks at COTErack.com.

These folks are going on the blogroll.

(H/T GraniteGrok)


The New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets, 16-9. Frankly, the Patriots fell apart in the second half. Neither offense or defense were working worth a darn. It's like they figured they could coast because they were ahead at the end of the first half.


The “old guy”, Mark Martin, won the first race of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

I like it when the old guys like me show the younger fella's how it's done.


Chris Wallace didn't get the opportunity to interview President Obama today, Fox News being persona non grata with the White House, but George Stephanopoulos must have channeled Wallace when he asked Obama a number of tough questions that caught the President off guard, leaving him “defensive and flummoxed.”

This is yet another indication the love affair the MSM has with the President is coming to an end. It also means Obama's in trouble.

With today's 5 interviews, Obama has now appeared in a total of 142, while at this point in their presidencies Clinton had appeared in 42 and Bush 40 interviews.


This is scary, and fitting:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reflects conservatives' growing confidence when he taunts Democrats, saying "I'll bet you never dreamed you'd look back at Jimmy Carter as the good old days."

As I said before, Obama's in trouble.


If reports are correct, President Obama has asked New York governor David Patterson not to run for election because he believes Patterson will have a negative effect on Democrat down-ticket candidates.

So now the Obamessiah is deciding which Democrats should and should not run for state and federal offices? Sounds like politics “the Chicago Way.” When does this crap end?


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where NASCAR won't be returning until next year, the weather is still summer-like...sort of, and where the locals are still boating.

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