Saturday, June 26, 2010
According to a recent Gallup Poll, 42% of Americans consider themselves to be "conservative" or "very conservative." The same poll shows that only 20% consider themselves "liberal" or "very liberal."
This sounds encouraging...and to a degree, it is. But the poll also shows 35% of Americans consider themselves to be "moderates," which in turn breaks down into two component groups: people who are too clueless about the news to have a meaningful opinion, and people who are closet liberals and don't want to admit it.
And seriously, who can blame them? Would you want to take responsibility for debt skyrocketing out of control, open borders, failure to contain oil spills, rising healthcare costs, the collapse of America's foreign policy, record joblessness, rising taxes and, worst of all, The View?
Of course, the only numbers that really matter are the ones we'll be seeing in November. And we can hardly wait...
Friday, June 25, 2010
Because we can go to Hell in a Handbasket even faster if we give the handbasket supersonic jet engines, a Massachusetts school system has decided to distribute free condoms to children as young as six years old...with parents unable to voice complaints or prevent the distribution.
Children - as young as kindergarten students - can request the condoms secretly, but will only receive them after a consultation with a school nurse who can make sure that the condoms will be used appropriately. Which presumably means that a six-year-old boy can only have consensual sex with a five-year-old girl (perhaps requiring a promise to give her a shiny nickel.)
As much as we'd like to have a devastatingly clever punchline to this story, it just isn't going to happen. Hope n' Change is literally, truly, physically ill about this.
And so we simply leave you with a photo of the children - the children, for God's sake - that the Massachusetts school system thinks should be having unrestricted sex whether their parents are against it or not.
Look at these kids' eyes, their faces, and their smiles. Think about their lives, their hopes, and their futures. And then ask yourself why a taxpayer-funded school system would deliberately be prepping them all to be rape victims.
To paraphrase Hillary Clinton and her ghostwriter, "It takes a village...to destroy families."
Thursday, June 24, 2010
To the surprise of no one and the delight of the Taliban, a petulant and frowny-faced Barack Obama fired our top military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, because the alleged president wasn't happy about remarks the General's staffers made about Washington while drinking with a reporter from Rolling Stone magazine.
The president insists that in a time of war, lack of respect can not and will not be tolerated - which is why he replaced McChrystal with Army General David Petraeus, who liberals in Washington respectfully called "General Betray-us" when he was leading war efforts in Iraq. And in fact, when Republicans offered up a resolution condemning the "General Betray-us" slur, both Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to support it.
And so, in these strange days of Hope n' Change, we now have a wartime president whose thinking and strategy are coming out of the pages of Rolling Stone. Which no doubt offers a certain nostalgia to a president who admits that he spent the years when he could have served in the military "rolling stoned."
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
In order to make Obamacare appear "deficit neutral," the Democrats chose not to fund the so-called "Doc Fix"...thereby putting into motion a 21% cut in payments to already underpaid doctors who provide medicare and medicaid services.
Despite their transparent cooking of the books, Obama and the dems are now demanding billions of dollars in new, unfunded debt to pay the doctors - claiming (accurately, if belatedly) that failure to do so "jeopardizes the health of elderly citizens."
A temporary funding measure is expected to pass...but in the interim, doctors will receive the new, lower payments and have to file additional reams of paperwork to eventually get the rest of what they're owed.
And more than ever before, they're saying "I'm mad as hell and I'm not taking it anymore."
New statistics show that record numbers of doctors are refusing to see medicare and medicaid patients. According to Lori Helm, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the doctors are saying "I can't afford to keep losing money."
So thanks to the Obama administration, tar balls aren't the only thing that are going to be collecting on beaches. There will also be a lot more retired doctors.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Despite his promise to spend "every waking moment fighting the oil spill by playing golf," Barack Obama is taking time off this evening to host a Whitehouse reception in honor of Gay Pride Month.
The formal affair, at which the president is expected to speak, is honoring gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transexuals, and presumably anyone else who rejects the notion that Tab A goes into Slot B.
Among the honored guests is a specially-invited 17 year old lesbian who sued her high school and forced them to cancel the senior prom for everyone when she was forbidden from cross-dressing and bringing a same-sex date. Despite the disappointment, she's now drying her tears with a $30,000 college scholarship which she received for taking a stand.
And on Sunday, Obama even found a way to inject Gay politicization into Father's Day, when he proclaimed the virtues (if not the actual mechanics) of a "two father family."
In all seriousness, which we try to avoid at Hope n' Change when we can, we're supportive of equal rights for homosexuals...and yes, some of our best friends are gay. We respect them and we respect their committed relationships.
But the president isn't recognizing or celebrating the spectrum of "committed relationships," or his guest list would include traditional male/female partners. As that's not the case, the Whitehouse event is clearly only an endorsement and celebration of sexuality...and non-traditional sexuality at that.
Which is why this use of the president's time, the people's Whitehouse, and no doubt a considerable amount of taxpayers' money feels like one more unnecessary cultural slap in our collective faces.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Those people who only get basic cable television instead of the 24-hour Ecuadorian News Network ("We Report, You Raise Llamas") are only now hearing about Hillary Clinton's revelation that Barack Obama has ordered the Justice Department to sue Arizona over the state's attempt to enforce the federal government's own immigration laws.
The timing is rather inconvenient for the Whitehouse and Justice Department, as apparently the decision to sue was made before finding an actual reason to sue, leaving a lot of official spokespeople scurrying for political cover.
The vaguely stated argument is that only the federal government can enforce federal law...even when they choose not to. And by attempting to enforce federal law, Arizona is usurping federal powers.
But wouldn't Arizona also be usurping federal powers if, like the feds themselves, they don't enforce immigration law?
And why, really, is Obama so desperate to keep the flood of illegal aliens coming into the United States? According to Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, the president admitted in a one-on-one meeting that he wants the borders to remain unsecured as a bargaining chip to force Republicans to vote for "comprehensive immigration reform"...presumably granting citizenship to tens of millions of "undocumented Democrats" from south of the border.
Put another way, the president is neglecting the constitutionally required duty of protecting our borders and actively sponsoring an invasion of the United States to consolidate his own political power.
Hopefully the next news bulletin we get from Ecuador will be that Barack Obama is on trial for treason.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
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As the old saying goes, "you can run, but you can't hide" - especially from the "once in a lifetime" solar storms that NASA is now predicting in the next few years.
Scientists believe that the sun is beginning a new round of heightened activity with the potential for strong solar flares which could knock out satellites, power grids, computers, personal electronics and more. Basically, anything with circuitry goes "pffft!"
The risk is, ironically, greatest to the most technologically advanced (and therefore technologically dependent) nations. Like, oh yeah, us.
Scientists are encouraging an all-out effort to "harden" our electrical systems (through additional shielding) while there's still time, but as yet the Whitehouse has not seemed overly interested in taking preventive measures.
After all, if the worst happens, the president can always take a tour of the devastation, then announce that he'll be "keeping his boot on the sun's throat."