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Sunday, May 02, 2010

How Far They've Fallen

A self-absorbed sexual deviant gives instruction this morning to the Pope on how to deal with sexual deviancy within the Catholic Church.

For the love of God.

Washington Celebrates Itself

Hollywood, the mainstream press, and Washington politicians got together last night to commune.

Great fun had by all.

Meanwhile, out here in America ...

We Have No Intention Of Compromising Our Freedoms Away

"It is for these that we speak. We do not come as aggressors. Our war is not a war of conquest. We are fighting in the defense of our homes, our families, and posterity. We have petitioned, and our petitions have been scorned. We have entreated, and our entreaties have been disregarded. We have begged, and they have mocked when our calamity came.

"We beg no longer; we entreat no more; we petition no more. We defy them!"
-- from William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech, July 9, 1896 --

To agree with the president - to even half-agree - is to lose. 

And we've lost enough over the years.

We stand here.  We go no further. 

But not without their trying to foil our attempts:

At a Graduation, Obama Urges Openness and Defends Government
By Helene Cooper, New York Times

As a panoply of protesters shouted outside, many of them carrying signs decrying Mr. Obama as a “socialist,” the president told some 8,500 graduates — and 80,000 family members, professors and others in the audience in Michigan Stadium — that passions were overheated and that people on all sides of the political debate needed to find ways to listen to one another.

“Throwing around phrases like ‘socialist’ and ‘Soviet-style takeover,’ ‘fascist’ and ‘right-wing nut’ may grab headlines, but it also has the effect of comparing our government, or our political opponents, to authoritarian and even murderous regimes,” Mr. Obama said. Such rhetoric, he said, closes the door to political compromise. [link]
That's the point, genius.  We've compromised and compromised and we are where we are.

We compromise no more.

We defy you.

It's the dawn of a new day.  You'd do well to get used to it.

Making Themselves a Laughingstock

Mark Steyn on the police state we call Arizona:

... I saw a phalanx of police officers doing the full Robocop — black body armor, helmets, and visors — as they marched down the street. Goosestepping? No, it’s actually quite hard to goosestep in those steel-reinforced kneepads. So just regular marching. Naturally, I assumed they were Arizona state troopers performing a routine traffic stop. In fact, they were the police department of Quincy, Ill., facing down a group of genial tea-party grandmas in sun hats and American-flag T-shirts. They were acting at the behest of President Obama’s Secret Service, who rightly recognized a polite knot of citizens singing “God Bless America” as a clear and present danger to the republic.

If I were a member of the Quincy PD, I’d wear a full-face visor, too, because I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror. It’s a tough job making yourself a paramilitary laughingstock.

And yet the coastal frothers denouncing Arizona as the Third Reich or, at best, apartheid South Africa seem entirely relaxed about the ludicrous and embarrassing sight of peaceful protesters being menaced by camp stormtroopers from either a dinner-theater space-opera or uniforms night at Mayor Newsom’s reelection campaign.
"What Arizona Must Live With," National Review, May 1, 2010

What, You Believed Him?

Obama's Pledge Not To Raise Taxes: A Firm Commitment to Possibly Raising Taxes

We'll Make Them Understand Yet

The opposition seems so obtuse at times.  Either that or they just don't want to characterize our position the way it's intended. 

On immigration, let's try again:

Very few Americans ... are inherently opposed to immigration. For the most part, the controversy we face isn't about immigration at all. It's about the systematic failure of federal government to enforce the law or offer rational policy. There's a difference.

Very few Americans, on the other hand, are inherently opposed to immigration. For the most part, the controversy we face isn't about immigration at all. It's about the systematic failure of federal government to enforce the law or offer rational policy. There's a difference.
"Immigration Isn't the Problem," David Harsanyi, Denver Post, April 30, 2010

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And speaking of someone who doesn't get it, read Frank Rich's column in today's New York Times