Friday, April 27, 2012

Knock Back a Cold One

The Barack Obama-approved revolution in Egypt is already producing exciting new changes thanks to the country's Islamist-dominated parliament. For instance, the minimum age for marriage is being lowered to 14, women will no longer have rights to education or employment, and husbands will now be legally able to have sex with their dead wives for up to six hours following death. After which, the cloud of flies just makes it too hard to see where everything goes.

And while we're taught not to be judgemental of other cultures, Hope n' Change has to admit that Islam isn't exactly covering itself with glory here. When we connect the dots between having sex with virgins in the afterlife, having sex with chickens and children in this life, and having sex with dead women, it seems the unifying idea is for Islamic men to have carnal knowledge with someone who can't critique their performance.

But before we waggle our fingers too hard at Egypt's necrophiliacs, it's only fair to point out that the situation in the United States is about to get even worse.

Specifically, Barack Obama plans to let the Bush-era Estate Tax cuts expire soon, allowing the government to vigorously defile the dead in ways that would make an Egyptian maggot gag.

This means that the current $5 million exemption and top tax bracket of 35% will change to a $1 million exemption, and a jaw-dropping top tax bracket of 55%. That's right, 55¢ of each dollar will be taken from families and be given to the government, even though every dollar had already been taxed to the legal limit during the owner's lifetime.

In real world terms, this means that if a business owner dies, his or her family will probably have to sell the business just to pay the government ghouls. Family farms won't be passed down to children. And more than half of everything that an individual earned in a lifetime will simply be taken by Washington...the better to fund lavish parties for the GSA, campaign trips for lying politicians, and all-expense paid luxury vacations for first ladies.

All considered, we think that Egyptian's "post mortem whoopee" law is more civilized than Obama's Estate Tax law.

Because as distasteful as it is to see death as an invitation to have sex with an individual, it's even worse when it's used as permission to screw entire families.

In other lands, the laws are not like ours. Or maybe they are.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Civil Writes Protest

When news came out that a third "Fast & Furious" gun had been used in the brutal killing of US Patrol Border Agent Brian Terry, and the gun had subsequently been hidden by the Justice Department to disguise their involvement, people wanted to know "where is Eric Holder" to give answers?

When the New Black Panthers recently put a price on the head of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting Trayvon Martin, law-abiding folks again asked "where is Eric Holder? Why isn't he
arresting those people?"

And only days ago, when a white man was
beaten nearly to death by a mob of blacks using chairs, pipes, and paint cans in the name of "justice for Trayvon," people again found themselves asking "where is Eric Holder?!" And now we know.

He was busy filing a
far more important legal action: in this case, suing the city of Jacksonville, Florida for requiring black firefighters to take the same written exams as every other firefighter in order to qualify for promotions.

The Justice Department argues that the tests have "disparate impact" on black firefighters because those firefighters get
significantly lower scores than white firefighters...and therefore, the results can only be explained by racism, and such testing needs to be stopped immediately. Based on this logic, we assume that Mr. Holder will also be filing suit against the SAT testing service, since Asians tend to score better than other ethnic groups...and therefore that test must be racist.

Unless, of course, it isn't - and instead reflects things like how hard someone has studied, the quality of their education, and - just possibly - their innate mental ability. And all three of those qualities should be legitimate concerns when weighing leadership positions within life-and-death professions like firefighting.

Hope n' Change finds it unacceptable that Mr. Holder would assert that in the 21st century, with one black man as president and another as Attorney General, African-Americans are simply incapable of competing scholastically with other ethnicities.

On the other hand, if he's
right it might explain why Holder previously pronounced Arizona's immigration law unconstitutional without ever having read it.

Maybe he thought he

Hey, if you were named Venkataratnam Narasimha Rattaiah,
you'd grow up to be a good speller too.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole

Barack Obama recently declared that he would "lead by example" in bringing civility back into political discourse...but apparently, he's as incapable of leading in that area as in any other.

Because David Axelrod, Obama's senior campaign strategist, just took to the airwaves to denounce Mitt Romney and other republicans of being "in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged the party to the right."

Clearly, such an ugly and incendiary remark would be considered uncivil if it couldn't be backed up with facts. Which is why Axelrod then trotted out the long list of mass murders, bombings, and public executions which the Tea Party Right is responsible for and...

Oh wait, no he didn't. Because he couldn't.

But he did say that conservatives are waging a "reign of terror" by not supporting Obama's "everybody in, all you can eat!" immigration policy (and Janet Napolitano's new "Unlawful Presence Waivers" which give illegals a free pass on deportation).

In other words, Axelrod threw out the libelous insult for no reason at all, other than to inject a little more poison into the national dialogue...and because he knows that the media will give him a free pass when he presents defense of our nation's jobs and borders as being as morally unacceptable as the 9/11 attacks.

Per today's cartoon, all of this puts Hope n' Change in mind of Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky," in which an epic - but somewhat vague - battle is described with impressive words which impart feeling but actually make no sense at all.

Which, sadly, will be indistinguishable from the rhetoric of Obama's reelection campaign.

But this time, when the vorpal swords go snicker snack, the real victims will be be truth and civility.