Sunday, December 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oh how quickly things "Change"

When most people hear the title "politician," it automatically triggers the classification of "liar" in their heads. This year we elected someone who was out to "change" politics and Washington itself. President Obama laid out several of these tenants on his transitional website "change.gov."

On ethics reform, the President says the following (from: http://change.gov/agenda/ethics_agenda/):
End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people's trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public. By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won't be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute.
How very inspiring this sounds; it's almost intellectual sensuality.

But today, interesting news comes out: (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=30667)
Republicans have caught the Democrats in a midnight “stimulus” power play that seeks to cut Republican conferees out of the House-Senate negotiations to resolve a final version of the Obama “stimulus” package. Staff members from the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) met last night to put together the “stimulus” conference report. 

They intend to attempt to shove this $1.3 trillion spending bill through in the dead of the night without Republican input so floor action can take place in both chambers on Thursday.


What will "The Change we Need," "the one," "our hope for the future," do now? 

Unless our new President comes out against the actions of the party he leads; it would seem the "messiah" has no problem lying about ethics reform. How very ironic.

1 Peter 2:2-3

-@




Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fitting Prose

This seemed to be quite appropriate for our time...

"Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets."
-W. H. Auden, "Epitaph on a Tyrant"

-@

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Time has Come

Obama, has been elected and we have paid for his coronation.
His speech was post-historical, leaving nothing to be remembered.
Now we shall see what actually transpires.

Let us see how Mr. "Hope" desires to use his new power.
His honeymoon with me ended on "So Help Me God"
Gentlemen, the game is afoot.


[Also: You can see Rahm Immanuel is being as classy as could be reasonably expected on this "historic" occasion]

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Seriously SNL!?! Seriously!?!

If you haven't been watching the best show on television (The Office), you probably know nothing of the SNL Thursday half-hour "elections special."

Or should I say, half hour democrat commercial.

The first bit was "Pres. Bush" endorsing Sarah Palin and John McCain. Which was literally near verbatim one of Obama's latest YouTube spots. Bush: "When you see this face and all my policies think of John McCain."

The rest of the episode rested on an "economic adviser" screaming "fix it" (a repeat joke from last week), Andy Samburg vomiting on people, and comedicly drab "news updates;" all to fill time between McCain/Palin slams.

At the very beginning, I thought it would be interesting to see how many times the name of a democrat was used. Not just Obama or Biden, any democrat. The answer?

Not Once.

No jokes, no mention, no nothing.

It was absolutely pathetic. What happened to the election comedy genius that existed in past years? I still can recite the parody Al Gore "lock box" monologue. They creatively slammed everyone, Bush and Gore--and it was hilarious. They have completely bastardized any reputation built on the true comedians of SNL past. Who were mostly liberal, but still saw that nobody is above comedy and satire. Apparently these mediocre hacks, who call themselves comedians, are concerned more with 100% biased coverage, than with what they became famous for doing.

Being Funny.

Although, from looking at their non-political material, it seems even this small request escapes these "comedians."

-@

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Whew, it's been a crazy couple months

Hey everybody!

So much has happened in the past two months. VP selections, political conventions, 4 debates, crazy classes, tests/mid-terms, papers, et al. I won't attempt to give a blow by blow of the past months, but I have been doing well; working hard at school, diving into the political season (as much as I can), and thoroughly enjoying my current fall break.

On the political front (the only one that matters for the next couple weeks), things are getting heated. Let me just say, I love Joe the Plumber. He brought out of Obama what years of campaigning and 3 debates could not. One phrase, "we need to spread the wealth around to give the people below you a fair shake." Sounds great, unless you actually think about it. Fairness? It's the government's job to make things fair eh?

Let's look at it like this. I work my butt off to get a good grade in one of my several collegiate classes, sacrificing some television, socialization, and entertainment to attain my grade. However some of my classmates "were busy" playing video games, partying, sleeping, etc. which "prohibited" them from working as hard on the class. Mid-terms come by, I get an A, my "busy" (slacker) classmate gets a D. Now, getting a better grade will usually open more doors for opportunity than getting a poor grade. So, to give people below me a "fair shake" why don't we give some of my points to the other guy and give us both a C+. Wouldn't that be fair?

Screw fairness.

We all started at the same point, I worked harder, I got a better grade.

That's justice.

If I received only the mean grade from any of my classes I would never score higher than a C, why work hard? If a university did this to any of us, we would all be up in arms! I would see status messages, be tagged in notes, asked to join groups, and sign petitions, all to change the policy. However, this is the exact same argument Barack Obama and the democrat party has employed regarding economic policy.

Same logic, same reasoning, same outcome. No outcry.
It's Communism with a happy face and academic articulation.



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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Craziness of School

Hey Guys,

School is in full swing, and things are going great! I survived and grew greatly during our RA training and now classes are just starting to get down and dirty. This year I'm taking:

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Principles of Psychology
  • Modern Humanities
  • American History
  • Earth Science
  • Heath and Physical Education
Yeah, all Gen Eds. But I actually tend to enjoy them; there definitely is a saint out there who did a great job instilling that whole "loving learning" thing into me. :)

I'm hoping to get more time to blog over the weekend, perhaps make some comments about Obama's VP choice.
By the way, Michael Phelps is the man! He made the Olympics worth carving out time. The Chinese might have the corner on the "looking good while jumping in water" market, but once you get in the water, it's USA all the way!

-@