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I’m not complaining, but as long as you are making my hit counter go crazy, can you tell me who set this in motion and why?

Thanks ever so much,

Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere

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Dave Boze called my attention to this article on NRO’s The Corner.   And I got thinking that it seems to be the case for a few different examples of the genre.

Slasher flicks:  break society’s rules, and you die a horrible death.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  This is where I’m torn.  Kevin McCarthy’s performance in the original was a masterful performance in the Cold War allegory, but Donald Sutherland’s performance in the 1978 remake was chilling, as it made you fear creeping conformity.

But it seems to me that the best example is the modern-day zombie movie,  such as the recent remake of Dawn of the Dead.  People forced to take responsibility for themselves and work together reluctantly, as they arm themselves and shoot what used to be friends and neighbors who now will tear them apart in a murderous rage to obtain something they lack.  Head shots seem to work surprisingly well against these beings who are no longer using them for anything else.

How about you?  Any ideas?

 

 

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Of course, knowing that this is the dominant philosophy in the West Wing, thanks to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s unusual candor, when I read this morning that The Great Pretender and noted Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barrack Hussein Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, I had to wonder, what is the end game really is.

The excuse given in the article was:

Health authorities say more than 1,000 people in the United States, including almost 100 children, have died from the strain of flu known as H1N1, and 46 states have widespread flu activity.

While no one likes hearing about people dying, except Democratic lawmakers who push Unconstitutional Health Insurance Takeover plans, replete with bureaucratic panels who will decide if we are too old to receive the care our doctors prescribe, or if the care is simply too expensive, the fact is that this is not a startlingly high number for flu deaths. Spend a quick few minutes with a search engine, and you will find that in a typical year in the U.S., the numbers of deaths attributed to influenza number in the tens of thousands. The CDC categorizes these deaths with pneumonia, so it is hard to say what their total is, but other sources put the number between 30,000 and 66,000 deaths annually.

When taken in this context, it hardly seems to be an “emergency”. So what does declaring it an emergency get the Manchurian Presidunt?
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Again, from the article:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius now has authority to bypass federal rules when opening alternative care sites, such as offsite hospital centers at schools or community centers if hospitals seek permission.

Some hospitals have opened drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat swine flu patients. The idea is to keep infectious people out of regular emergency rooms and away from other sick patients.

Hospitals could modify patient rules — for example, requiring them to give less information during a hectic time — to quicken access to treatment, with government approval, under the declaration.

It also addresses a financial question for hospitals — reimbursement for treating people at sites not typically approved. For instance, federal rules do not allow hospitals to put up treatment tents more than 250 yards away from the doors; if the tents are 300 yards or more away, typically federal dollars won’t go to pay for treatment.

So far, so good…and then a clue:

The national emergency declaration was the second of two steps needed to give Sebelius extraordinary powers during a crisis.

On April 26, the administration declared swine flu a public health emergency, allowing the shipment of roughly 12 million doses of flu-fighting medications from a federal stockpile to states in case they eventually needed them. At the time, there were 20 confirmed cases in the U.S. of people recovering easily. There was no vaccine against swine flu, but the CDC had taken the initial step necessary for producing one.

So this got me thinking, “What other powers would the blood-money grubbing HHS Secretary have?”

I don’t know that I have satisfied myself as to the answer, but I did find a copy of the National Strategy on Pandemic Flu. It was appropriately vague. Then I found a presentation on the applicable federal law (pay attention to pages 56 to 76) Of more concern was the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, which is the model language drafted by the CDC for review and adoption by the individual states.

Of particular concern:

Under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, upon the declaration of a “public health emergency,” governors and public health officials would be empowered to:

1.Force individuals suspected of harboring an “infectious disease” to undergo medical examinations.
2.Track and share an individual’s personal health information, including genetic information.
3.Force persons to be vaccinated, treated, or quarantined for infectious diseases.
4.Mandate that all health care providers report all cases of persons who harbor any illness or health condition that may be caused by an epidemic or an infectious agent and might pose a “substantial risk” to a “significant number of people or cause a long-term disability.” (Note: Neither “substantial risk” nor “significant number” are defined in the draft.)
5.Force pharmacists to report any unusual or any increased prescription rates that may be caused by epidemic diseases.
6.Preempt existing state laws, rules and regulations, including those relating to privacy, medical licensure, and–this is key–property rights.
7.Control public and private property during a public health emergency, including pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, nursing homes, other health care facilities, and communications devices.
8.Mobilize all or any part of the “organized militia into service to the state to help enforce the state’s orders.”
9.Ration firearms, explosives, food, fuel and alcoholic beverages, among other commodities.
10.Impose fines and penalties to enforce their orders.

Now between extensive quarantine powers, and states that could have provisions 6-10 of the above list on their books, it is enough to say “Yeah. I can see how this certainly is a crisis that Komisar Emanuel and the rest of the O Crew just might want to take advantage of. You might never know when that awful Swine Flu might strike the red states…say right after passage of an illegal Health Insurance Takeover Bill, maybe?”

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Just sayin’, s’all. Maybe you’re still the trusting sort. I’m not anymore. When a snake pokes its snout into my life and says “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”, I watch it very closely, and start wondering if I can cut it’s head off before it bites me.

H/t to the loverly SoHoS for the second image of Dear Leader.
Cross-posted at Taxes, Stupidity, and Death.

Cross-posted at The Hostages.

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Reporter: I just want to know where, in your opinion, does the Constitution give specific authority for Congress to give an individual mandate for health insurance?

Leahy: What — we have plenty of authority.  Are you saying there is no authority?

Reporter: I’m asking –

Leahy: Why would you say there is no authority?  I mean, there’s no question there’s authority.  Nobody questions that.

Reporter: But where — I mean, which –

Leahy: Where do we have authority to set speed limits on an interstate highway?

Reporter: Well, the states do that.

Leahy: No, no, the federal government does that.

 

Now, I’ve never considered Leahy to be the Senate’s brightest light on hs best day, but this demonstrates that it never even occurred to him that there might be a limit on Congress’ authority to do what they are proposing.  Arrogant, presumptive foolishness.  Between the ones who know exactly what they are doing and why it is a problem, and the ones like Leahy who never even had a thought that this might exceed their authority, we are on a fast track to chaos in this country.

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…Representative Alan Grayson(D), of Florida’s 8th Congressional District.

Thanks for that well-reasoned and utterly logical appraisal, Alan.

Now why don’t you put on a blindfold and go play in traffic?

The Republicans and FOX News [Wait!  I thought that Dear Leader and the O Crew had declared that FOX isn't a news organization?  Uh oh.  I guess someone isn't getting invited to the next state dinner at the White House.] are not enemies of America, considering that both stand firm against the administration’s UnConstitutional health insurance takeover proposal.  Enemies of this country don’t support the Constitution and the “essential constraints” that the Founding Fathers built in to prevent the government from going all nanny on us and bringing us the CHANGE! of “economic and social justice” that you numbskulls seem determined to force down our throats.

The Republicans and FOX News are not the enemies of health care.  They are opposed to a massive government expansion that can only be brought about through prohibitive costs maintained by a confiscatory tax scheme, and that by its very nature will restrict individual liberties, and restrict freedom of choice in ways that the government simply has no authority to assert.

The Republicans and FOX News are not the enemies of education.  They simply realize that despite the fact that the federal government has over time usurped power over the field of education that rightly belongs to the states and their subject governments, there is no Constitutional authority for the federal government to continually interfere in education and foist a politically correct agenda onto the American Peoples’ children, nor is there any legal justification to supplant the parents’ rightful opinions for their own.

The Republicans and FOX News are not the enemies of peace, and unlike many Democrats who foolishly believe that dialogue and appeasement are successful cornerstones of foreign policy with brutal and determined regimes who seek to obliterate other nations and cultures, they recognize that the only peace that will ever be extended from the hands of such wretched hives of scum and villany will be the peace of the grave.  Looking this stark reality squarely in the eyes has allowed them a clarity and grim resolve to make the tough decisions to engage such threats directly before they become emboldened by indecision and an unwillingness to make hard choices in order to preserve the safety of our people and our allies.  That means accepting and exercising the moral authority to put the men and women of our armed forces in harm’s way, with the sure and terrible knowledge that some will be killed, or forever maimed in body or in spirit.  But in the age of an all volunteer military, it is also done with the knowledge that the men and women who are under orders have put themselves there willingly, and with the full knowledge of the potential outcomes. 

These brave people do this not because they have no other options, as Senator and noted idiot John F. Kerry has so condescendingly asserted.  They do this because they love their country and are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to help preserve it.  Republicans and FOX News, unlike the Democrats and their enablers and fellow travellers in the old media, can truly appreciate the depth of this committment and sacrifice, consequently, fight wars with the intent of winning them, so as not to sacrifice such courage and dedication in vain.  They do this without specious and whining claims about “messes left by their predecessors”, or taking weeks to make a decision so as to be in line with however the alpha sheep have caused the winds to blow that particular week.  In short, they believe in leadership, not self-aggrandizing speechifying into every open microphone about their troubles.

Alan, put simply, you are a detestable human being and a small man.  I don’t mean short, I mean that the man that you have become will never cast a long shadow, the likes of which have been the historical hallmarks of those who have walked the halls of Washington D.C., and upheld the values set forth in the Constitution, rather than constantly whipping up hatred and envy into a potent and unjustified sense of entitlement among those that your party has made dependent on government over the decades.  Enjoy your fifteen minutes Alan, because as times get tougher due to the fiscally irresponsible programs like the ones you so vigorously support, people will come to recognize that you are like a toddler finger painting with his own feces, and they will pass you by in search of serious leaders instead of self-serving partisan hacks.

 

H/T Nice Deb

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Old Lap Dog, Meet New Lap Dog...

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Two things caught my attention here as significant…

1.  The bubble-headed bleach blond who says “The White House did just e-mail saying that interaction with Jake Tapper was not heated…”

2.  And the idea that the White House will email MessNBC talking heads during the broadcast, but won’t dial that number to the phone in Glenn Beck’s TV studio to address his many “falsehoods” and “distortions”.

It is shocking that the MessNBC commentators will allow themselves to purposely be used as the mouthpiece for the O Crew and still consider themselves to be a “news organization”, rather than a television station that pushes a certain viewpoint, and even more shocking that Obama, a narcisist’s narcisist will not take advantage of the opportunity Mr. Beck has so graciously given to him and his administration. 

My conclusion:  Yes, Virginia, there really are bolsheviks in the West Wing bathrooms, and they are most likely wiping up the aftereffects of their frenzied excitement at having to opportunity to bring their revolution to our country through the tyranny of regulation, because the marketplace of ideas has left them without currency every single time.

I don’t question their patriotism.  They don’t have any.  And the minute that the great (in his own mind) Constitutional Scholar makes serious moves against the constraints on government’s ability to “give” us “social and economic justice” that the Founding Fathers built into the Constitution, it will be time to introduce the Fist-Bumper-In-Chief, his Inner Circle, and the various assorted hangers-on and lou-czars to the dustbin of history.

The way things are going, I’m starting to believe that “Never Again” will have special meaning to our posterity, as well.

H/T to Eddie Von Bear and Jammie Wearing Fool.

An appropriate earworm:

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Our society took yet another hard knock to the chin this week, although the way that the old media is choosing to report on it, you may not even realize it. I suppose that it could be chalked up to the ‘corsening of our national dialogue’, but seeing as how that phrase frequently tumbles from the lips of the Leftists as they are busy practicing the very same intolerance and hate that they so eagerly accuse others of, I’ll simply call it an unfortunate side effect of our declining morals in this country, an inevitable byproduct of the constant assault on Christianity and the decades-long struggle to push it from its place at the center of our national character by the cynical seeking power, and the perverse who wish to feel better about themselves and are willing to erase any and all notions of a higher authority over the actions of man.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was invited, then uninvited this week to participate in a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams football team, and that this bid was derailed not by unsavory information about Limbaugh, but by unsubstantiated accusations by the usual suspects on the left about “racist” comments he supposedly made.   The old media, never ones to refuse participation in good old fashioned character assassination, predictably acted like sharks to chum, and dutifully reported racist remarks that Limbaugh never made, and when called on it, simply shrugged their shoulders and acted as if it was still okay, “because he had said things in the past that were both hateful and racist”.  And that was that.  It was okay to smear the character of a man who’s only crime is saying things that the self-appointed cognoscenti don’t like to hear.  Because that crime is so heinous in the conform-and-think-only-approved-thoughts circles that currently control our culture, it was perfectly acceptable to serve the media created perception that a man is racist and hateful and summarily declare him guilty in the court of public opinion, truth be damned, and when you get caught not doing your job and actually sourcing what you report, you get a pass because you simply know that the victim is the kind of man you declared him to be, even if you cannot prove it.

So what does this have to do with a moral decline?  Well, in the days back when things like the Ten Commandments were still discussed in public fora, like schools, people tended to take things such as “bearing false witness” more seriously.  I’m sure its one of the reasons we have such concepts as perjury, slander, and libel in our law.  And yet, in an age when the President can say he did not have sex with the woman who gave him a hummer in the Oval Office, under oath, and argue about the meaning of “is”, while at the same time, a moral system that teaches that lying is wrong is under attack as “small minded and bigoted”, then it isn’t so hard to see that the concepts that replaced that system in the public lexicon, such as moral relativism and situtational ethics, have contributed significantly to a brave new world where it is ok to malign a man’s character, and bar him from realizing a dream, even if your own lives are messed up and have exhibited the kinds of severe flaws that you decry another for, because unlike the heretic who doesn’t share your vile brand of political opportunism, your sins have been washed clean by your adherence to the belief that all people are equal…unless they don’t believe the same things you do, in which case they are less than a person, and subject to characterizations that would make latter-day propagandists blush.

Of course, there is a downside to this that I haven’t heard too many people talking about yet.  In a country that was once unique for the concept that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, we now have people being targeted with falsehoods being attributed to them, because they do not adhere to the ‘approved beliefs’.  Let that sink in for a minute.  Not only are we seeing the ostracization of an entire class of people for their beliefs, the accusers are so afraid of the power, of the inherent truths in those beliefs, that it simply won’t do to debate those beliefs in a stand up fight.  Now we must be destroyed for our beliefs, and there is no easier way to accomplish this without the handicap of going into a battle of wits unarmed than for the poorly equipped to prevent the fight with vile and specious claims presented as fact.  The  accuser need not trouble themselves with proof.  An outrageous accusation of guilt of one of the new ‘thought crimes’ is more than enough to cause the intended damage.  It is up to the maligned to prove that they aren’t guilty of the offense, and if they can’t, then the accusation remains, to taint their character, and cause them grief throughout the rest of their lives. And the old media is only too happy to pile on.  It’s easy, and when they no longer interest themselves in doing their jobs, then the target is attacked on multiple fronts.

While the old media was busy painting Rush Limbaugh into a white hood and robes, in front of a flaming cross, the people who could have benefitted from his imput, his insight, and of course, his money, were cowed into foregoing their freedom of association in favor of distancing themselves out of fear that the unfounded and unproven accusations against him might taint them.  They empowered, and continue to empower the wrongdoers here.  Yes, I said wrongdoers. Yes, I know that is a moral judgment, and yes, I make it with the full knowledge and confession that I myself am far from perfect.  However, unlike the Wrong Reverend Jackson, I never fathered an illegitmate child, and I have never referred to anyone as a “Hymie“.  I have screwed many things up in my life, and have come to conservatism through a slow political evolution, but unlike the Wrong Reverend Sharptongue, I did not build a career as a race hustler on a fraud dependent on falsely accusing white men of raping a black woman.

So where does this bring us?  A very scary place.  The left is obsessed with race.  It infuses everything they do, and everyone they look at.  In their world, merit no longer has a place.  If they turn their finely tuned perception upon a profession, or career, and they don’t see a rainbow of faces staring back at them, then they are obviously witnessing racism, and their newfound objective of a ‘compelling interest in diversity’ means that they must fill that profession with faces like their own.  Qualifications be damned.  Interest be damned.  Merit be damned.  And in the absence of real moral authority in today’s society, these bigoted race hustlers consider themselves to be the moral authority.  That authority is bound only to one objective:  the advancement of their own race, not for the sake of improvement, but to feed a sense of entitlement that they have falsely spent decades feeding to their own constituencies while at the same time making these same people total dependent upon them, and whatever entitlements they could provide.  Such a cynical pursuit of power, gained largely by ethically and morally handicapping the very people that they purport to help has been not only corrosive to those constituencies, but to society as a whole.

None of this would have been possible without a concerted decision of the old media to enable and assist these cynical pursuits.  By passionate portrayal of these self-interested and opportunistic crusaders, rather than deep scrutiny of the effects and goals of the social justice that they continue to pay lip service to, they have accorded these charlatans more gravitas than they could have ever earned on their own.  But in order to permanently elevate these scoundrels, it was also necessary to attack the old order, to create a sense of guilt where none was necessary, and to repeat the lies about “white priviledge” and “the sins of America” while studiously avoiding any mention of the voluntary steps made by this nation to address such issues.  The result was inevitable:  a world where the ends justify their means, and anything goes. Lies and innuendo are perfectly okay.  Destruction of your opponent’s character is okay.  Accusations without ever presenting proof are okay.  This is the world we now live in, and if you think its ugly now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

 

 

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[Originally posted Oct. 11, 2009 at The Hostages, but it had words n' stuff instead of funny pictures, or a stupid video, so I thought I'd give it a go here.]

ObambiFlag Greetings, My Fellow Americans, It has almost been a year since I preyed upon the stupid and gullible, and the Democratic Party faithful (but I repeat myself), and used my race, and the unreasoning groundswell of support that I got from “my own people”, along with the white guilt felt by many boomers, who helped program it into their children, and leapfrogged into an office that I simply am not worthy to have, in charge of a country I completely despise, so that I could continue to campaign for the office of “World President”.

 In the interim, I, and my appointees have done much to make the previously unthinkable possible. Whether appointing a tax cheat to be the Secretary of the Treasury, or nominating czars who are self-professed communists, radicals, and internationalists, I have done much to create conditions that really will make it so you can never go back to your lives as they were, before my ascendancy to office. I’d like to say a special thank you at this time to the newspapers and all of the networks other than FOX. Really, I could not have accomplished so much without your assistance. Your empty fawning over me, your refusal to look in to the parts of my past that I refused to make public, the lack of scrutiny of my crazy friends and associates, and the zombie-like support for a candidate with such a tiny resume’. Truly, you looked past every single reason your once-finely honed journalistic instincts would see as a waiving red flag, and instead helped an entire nation of thumb-suckers pour all their hopes for change into the empty vessel that is me. I couldn’t have asked for better collaboration than what you have freely given, and it has been valuable beyond measure.

 It even made it worth it to me to let that crazy honkey Chris Matthews hump my leg at every opportunity. And the time will come again soon, as we march on the road of fundamentally changing this country, when I will need even more help from you. On that day, I will need your resources and unquestioning allegiance. It shouldn’t be too difficult for you, as so many of you whored out your journalistic integrity and independence a long time ago. Many of you may not even notice the switch to being state-run media, but since it will also come with the government’s financial support, it should be of no consequence to most of you, except those impertinent holdouts at FOX and those reality-challenged bloggers who keep spreading those falsehoods about me. And they will soon be inundated with the tide of democracy that the FCC will impose upon them all. They will acknowledge the newspeak truth, or the forces of our own new history will sweep them away, like they will sweep away all the vestiges of that failed system of capitalism, and the outdated notions of belief in old gods, and personal responsibility.

Make no mistake, I will do my best to damage every long-held belief that I cannot destroy; forging a new nation that where the only things you believe are worth having are those that I, your new god and savior, let you have through the government that is the instrument of my power and will be the touchstone of your complete and utter dependency. I have given you a Stimulus that has stimulated nothing but the purses of those interests friendly to me and hostile to this country, and still you praise me, and look to me with longing for the “Hope and Change”. How much more will you praise me when I give you environmental legislation that will necessarily make your utility bills skyrocket, and drive industry offshore, as it does nothing for the environment? How great will the chorus of your lemming like voices be when I give you health insurance reform that will cause thousands of doctors to quit, rationing care, and necessarily bankrupting this once-great nation to provide this newfound ‘right’ to the masses? Loud enough to sing me to ascension as the leader of the entire world, I think, for I am the Hope of Changing this country. I am the embodiment of the hope that America can be dragged away from its past, from its core beliefs, from everything that made it a leader and a force to be reckoned with, so that those who would shackle humanity to their own ambitions can do so, free of the fear of a nation that has three times stood as a bulwark against the designs of the immoral, the decayed, the craven, and the opportunistic, and given hope to those wretched masses cowering in the shadow of their jackboots, poised to come down and crush the unwilling underneath their boots. And I did it all with the willing assistance of a once-proud people. TRINIDAD-AMERICAS-SUMMIT-CHAVEZ-OBAMA I am a conundrum; I am the man who promises everything in exchange for all you have. I am a cypher; a man with no past, who used an empty catchphrase that allowed millions to project the worst of their lazy aspirations on to me, and believe them noble and good. I made it not only fashionable to covet what your neighbor has earned, I made it a political imperative, and the gateway through which you will gladly accept ideas that were once anathema to you. This is how I will be able to fix that imperfect document called the Constitution, and destroy the freedoms it has provided by making it an instrument of social justice, at least as much justice as we see fit to allow you to have. Thank you. It has been a long year, and one marked with setbacks that I did not expect and had trouble adjusting to. Many of you still possess the idea that this is your country, and that you get to decide what will eventually happen in it.

 Let me be clear: Your resistance has been noted. Your fellow citizens overwhelmingly supported the call to identify those among you with such arcane and ancient notions. Flag@whitehouse.gov has collected far more than a clandestine domestic surveillance ever could. In the coming months, we will do all in our power to limit the exercise of the Second Amendment, and we will continue with our de facto confiscation of radio stations. We will impose net neutrality rules, and will silence the opposition on the internet, and we will do it in a way that will leave the masses convinced that it was the right thing to do for the good of us all.

Take heart, America. One day, you will be able to look back to this time, and you will be able to see that this was the minute when you were freed from the burden of making your own choices. This was the moment when the government took away the sting of consequences for bad choices, thus redefining them to be simply acts in opposition to progress for progress’s sake. We stand at a bold precipice today. Government will no longer be restrained by notions of limitations on its rights, or the silly belief that it serves you. A new dawn is coming, and I will audaciously stand for this change that America has needed since its birth so long ago. With your continued help and support, I will take us there.

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Even for Teh Won’s administration, this week took a step up in surrealism that I find difficult to properly grasp.

The Most Ethical Congress EVAR! led by the world’s leading poster child for prevention of serial botox overdosing saw fit to pass its version of hate crimes legislation, which deliberately covers the pink swastika brigades.  It will be a signficant leap forward in their continuing assault on Christianity, and their resistance to the judgment against their lifestyle that in necessarily dictates.  This will, of course, lead to a consitutional showdown between an established freedom of religion vs. a newly created right to be whatever you want, completely free of the restraints of objective reason and logic that marked other Supreme Court ‘Right to Marry’ cases.  It might be interesting, if it weren’t for the fact that there are already too many sitting Justices on the Court who are not only willing, but seem to think it is their duty to look beyond the Constitution to not only interpret the law, but to make it up out of whole cloth. Now, I simply look at another case where there are at least four people who refuse to confine themselves to their actual duties, and as a result, we are always one vote away from EPIC FAIL! in important rulings such as the one this law will bring about if it passes both houses and goes to the desk of the Great Prevaricator for signature.

Meanwhile, Health Insurance Takeover Reform still continues to take shape, with many Democrats now speaking openly about actually owning the crap sandwich on their own, without ‘bipartisan support’, and actually providing a public option, which as any fool who has paid any attention to the goings on at all knows was the goal all along; bring socialist healthcare to the masses and watch the twin totems of Liberty and Freedom start to wither and sag under the crushing weight of a prohibitively expensive mediocrity, calculated to keep the peasants quarrelling among themselves for increasingly scarce resources rather than keeping their newly empowered ‘ruling class’ accountable.  And nary a serious query from any conservative member of Congress about the Constitutionality of this grandiose vision.

Another quarter heard from brought us John Boener claiming that the Dems had made significant amendments for portions of bills already voted on.  If true, it is a completely unacceptable state of affairs, at least for a people who wish to remain free.  Yet the silence from the old media, the former guardians of the republic, is so loud that it threatens to break all the windows.

And then, Friday morning, when I was already running late, I got in the car and heard Glenn Beck and Co. goofing on one skit after another, awarding him prize after prize.  Then he cut to Captain Awesome (thank you for that one, Rosetta the Daddy) giving a speech about his surprise at winning the Nobel Peace Prize.  I thought it was a brilliant edit job….until I changed the station at the commercial and learned that it was true:  The Naked Emperor had actually won the Nobel Peace Prize…11 days into his Presidency.

In this world, where people actively are choosing evil over good, feelings over logic, and double-standards over reason, too many see nothing wrong with this state of affairs.  They shrug their shoulders as if to say “So what?  Everything is great!”  My boss came in Friday morning, and said a woman came into the doctor’s office that morning, bubbling with excitement about this latest development.  She was practically beside herself at the thought that a man of no accomplishment won the prize, and no question could draw an explanation out of her.

And now this morning, I read that some of my fellow Hostages, Detainees, and Captives are being dropped as friends, or are dropping friends on Facebook because they have retained their faculties and refuse to worship at the altar of Barry the Blessed™.  I don’t like where this is starting to go, but the apparent inevitability of it is truly frightening.  With knowledge comes sorrow.  I’m starting to wish I could drink the Kool-Aid.  It would be much more fun to join the herd and believe that this was in everyone’s future:

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