Friday, November 18, 2011
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On Wednesday, the mainstream media was filled with stories about the "tens of thousands" of Occupy Wall Street protesters who were expected to clog the streets of New York, shut down the stock market, and basically give the Evil Rich the big spanking they so richly deserve.
And it's a good thing those stories were written, published, and telecast on Wednesday...because if the media had actually waited for the "Day of Action" to occur on Thursday, they would have had to report that it was a miserable, poorly attended, disorganized failure... just like everything else the Occupy idiots have attempted to date.
But as much as we'd like to criticize the half-witted protesters, we think the punishments they've self-administered pretty much fit their crimes: where they were once simply spoiled, bongo-whacking kids who didn't want to pay back their student loans, they are now spoiled, bongo-whacking kids who are infected with scabies, lice, tuberculosis, rickets, and STDs which don't even have names yet.
No, our real derision is reserved for the mainstream media who are the real "99%" behind this protest "movement" that was never a movement at all. The media which has whipped up false numbers, false stories, and false sympathies to promote their own political agenda (and that of pro-Occupy cheerleaders like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi) while failing to report on the mongrel horde's taste for rape, murder, drug use, public masturbation, destruction of property, and rampant anti-Semitism.
Simply put, the many reports predicting "tens of thousands" of protesters were never about covering an event...but hoping to create one. And that's a frightening thought.
Hopefully, now that many municipalities have undergone de-lousing and closed their various Obamavilles, the whole "Occupy" myth will evaporate for lack of camera-friendly images to serve as backdrops for the talking heads.
But it would be foolish for us to either forget or forgive those who have been promoting blatant anarchy and anti-Americanism. And more foolish still to think they won't try to up the ante dangerously before next election day.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Only a few short weeks ago, a wee-wee'd up Barack Obama called a joint session of congress, told them that he had a plan for creating jobs, and demanded loudly (and repeatedly) that they "pass it now!"
Which is why it's more than a little jaw-dropping that this same president has taken a look at a plan to create thousands of new high-paying jobs which wouldn't cost taxpayers a penny...and decided to "pass on it now."
The Keystone XL project would build a pipeline to bring oil to the United States from lovable, maple-syrup distilling, beaver-pelt wearing Canada instead of sending our oil money to the "Death to America" lunatics in the Middle East... thereby giving us more of that "energy independence" that Mr. Obama usually can't shut up about, while creating jobs out the wazoo.
But despite the president's usual dedication to "the fierce urgency of now," he's decided to postpone a decision on the pipeline until after the next election...for fear of losing the votes of environmentalists who are terrified of long pipes for reasons only their Freudian psychoanalysts can understand.
And he's softened the blow by implying that Americans really wouldn't be up to the job of building the pipeline anyway...recently referring to us as soft, lazy, and lacking in the will and imagination to tackle "big jobs."
Unfortunately, Canada can't afford to wait to sell their oil...and so they're preparing to sell it to China instead. Which will be disastrous for the environment that Mr. Obama claims to be so concerned about...and probably disastrous for the United States since China is devoting a lot of their energy use these days to building up their military.
But the job of the president is to make tough decisions, and Obama has decided that his re-election is far more important than jobs, energy, or national security.
And unsurprisingly, he didn't find it a tough decision at all.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Much has been made of Governor Rick Perry's "senior moment" during the most recent GOP debate...but it seems to Hope n' Change that Barack Obama has shown much bigger and more frequent manifestations of a bad memory.
Besides forgetting that the Muslim call to prayer was "one of the sweetest sounds on Earth" while running for president, Mr. Obama also forgot the contents of every sermon that Jeremiah Wright ever gave, forgot that Tony Rezko had contributed generously (and suspiciously) to the purchase of Mr. Obama's home, and even forgot that terrorist Bill Ayers was a longtime friend and political sponsor.
And since taking office, Mr. Obama's memory seems to have only gotten worse. For instance, he's apparently forgotten to close Guantanamo Bay, forgotten that he would never sign any bill which contained earmarks, forgotten that his door would never be open to lobbyists, and forgotten that our nation likes Israel and dislikes the idea of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Even more frightening, the president's memory problems actually seem to be infectious...and the more he speaks, the less people seem to remember about what was said in the past! For instance, no one seems to remember that the president said of Obamacare "if you like your current healthcare plan, you can keep it. Period. Case closed." Otherwise, some journalist would surely ask the president why 4.5 million previously insured people have lost their employer healthcare because of Obamacare's provisions.
Similarly, there seems to be a curious memory lapse associated with the fact that the president swore that Obamacare would bend the curve of insurance costs downwards...while the exact opposite is taking place. Here at Hope n' Change, our premiums just skyrocketed 12% while reducing the coverage given. Thanks, Barack, Harry, and Nancy!
For now, we don't think that Rick Perry's memory problems are particularly serious when compared to those examples cited above...and many, many more.
And the good news is that America's problem with Barack Obama's growing forgetfulness can be easily remedied.
All we need to do is remember to vote.