Friday, December 20, 2013
Tis the season for holiday classics and reflection on the world around us.
"It's a Wonderful Life" is one of our favorite movies. But you can't accept the premise of the film (that if we simply try our best to lead good lives, the world will be better for it than we might ever know) without also accepting that the Abortion Holocaust in this country (over 50 million since 1973) is likely depriving us of more good deeds, good people, and potential improvements to society than we can ever know.
Not that every fetus would necessarily grow up to be a George Bailey. But if you don't at least believe in the potential of a fetus - or a newborn - to become someone decent and of consequence, then you've hardened your heart to life itself.
But if you do believe in that potential, then you'll grieve the loss of so many lives. And mourn the millions of unborn who, unlike George Bailey, never got the chance to say "I want to live!"
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Forget about worrying that "you'll shoot your eye out" - it turns out that if you lie your ass off you're going to get stuck on a poll. Or so it would seem based on a new Washington Post/ABC poll which shows Barack Obama's approval rating at just 43%...the worst for any president in his 5th year since Nixon.
But Hope n' Change takes no particular pleasure in Barry's dismal approval numbers because we still can't figure out why they aren't lower. A lot lower.
Unless you're getting free money from the government (as so many are, by design), we can't think of any reason that anyone anywhere would approve of anything Obama is doing. Well, unless they're racists who refuse to judge a man by his words and deeds rather than his skin color. Or unless they're America-hating foreign powers building nuclear stockpiles.
Still, while the current lack-of-approval numbers aren't satisfactory, they may just be a start. Obamacare is already causing many of his former followers to turn against the president, and the real healthcare feces haven't even hit the fan yet (but will, on New Year's day).
After which, we triple dog dare any democrat to "run on Obamacare" in 2014.
TECHNICAL NOTE: On Thursday, Hope n' Change is switching Internet providers. Hopefully there won't be any disruption to Friday's post, but if there's a big bunch of nothing here on that day, don't worry about it. We'll be back ASAP.
Monday, December 16, 2013
It's getting harder and harder to comment on this administration using printable words. Happily, this video doesn't use words at all, but still captures the Democrats' "pass it to see what's in it" mentality while also making use of our nation's richest and most dependable supply of natural gas.
Blatant Holiday Sales Plugs: Don't forget that for the conservative on your Christmas list (or liberal on your enemies list) there are two giftable books (in print or dirt-cheap ebook form) available from Stilton Jarlsberg.
OBAMA SUTRA - An Illustrated Guide to 57 States of Ecstasy, considered by many to be the greatest politically-satirical sex manual ever written. Price reduced on the print edition through Christmas! And...
WHO CUT THE CHEESE? A non-political (but still topical) parody of the bestselling "Who Moved My Cheese?" which offers hope to the jobless masses in today's rotten job market. Well, it doesn't really offer any hope. But over the past few years, we've all grown used to that - right?