Friday, January 29, 2010

Best commentary I've found on Obama's SOTU speech

Troy Senik is a speech writer who formerly wrote for G. W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Newt Gingrich. And his dissection of Obama's State of the Union Speech is so choice that I'm not going to excerpt any of it here, you have to read the whole thing. But I will say I especially loved the part about "the President’s attempt to transfer the totemic appeal of some working-class hero to himself by placing him or her in the House gallery."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No words wasted

One of the things I love about William Donohue from the Catholic League is that he is a master of using the fewest words possible to sum up his arguments. Take this concluding paragraph from his latest press release regarding the ridiculous Prop 8 trial:

Plato condemned sodomy. Jefferson thought it should be a felony. Neither was Catholic. And neither they, nor the Catholic Church, ever thought it was okay for gay bashers to act out their hatred. That this even needs to be said doesn’t speak well for where [attorney David] Boies wants to go.

I haven't been able to locate any transcript of Boies's full remarks online or I'd provide a link to them. I'm sure they contain enough insulating circumlocution to avoid setting off the bigotry meters of the thickheaded, but Donohue's is much sharper as is ours.

More Russian-themed Girlie Spam

Got this email:

Subject: Sweet Lord, call me on my cell!

Hey, why do not you write? You forgot about me?

"I am very unhappy without you, remember me?"

It's me, Olga from Russia, Moscow, remember? I'm waiting for you on his page on the Internet, and miss you terribly!

[click here]


Hey, doesn't the Arab President's ex-wife on 24 look like Natasha from Bullwinkle?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jonah's take on Obama speeches: "...a massive stimulus of personal pronouns"

Too good. Excerpt:

That is, if they’re really mad at him at all. Obama whines that Massachusetts voters are really blaming him for someone else’s mistakes. Guess who?

George Bush, of course.

“Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office. People are angry, and they’re frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs tried to shovel the same stuff Wednesday, saying that the “anger and the frustration” that swept Brown to victory on Tuesday swept Obama to power a year ago.

Except, wait a second. Obama was carried into office on the wings of the flying unicorns called “hope” and “change,” not “anger” and “frustration.” Besides, if voters are frustrated with the slow pace of reform, why did they just elect a guy promising to slow down Obama’s agenda?

I know a lot of people won't believe me when I say this, but I honestly wish that Obama wasn't so awful. But I truly do. If he were more calculating and triangulating like Clinton he would arguably cause more trouble for the conservative movement, but maybe that would be better for America. When I hear callers to talk shows complain that there aren't enough conservative leaders emerging or speaking out presently I always think the same thing: why should they attack an opponent who is busy pouring gasoline on himself and about to strike a match?

New favorite listening link for WHK 1420

Just checked out this new link for WHK 1420 the other day. Works great and loads very quickly, at least on my high speed.

I want the butterfly

HT Kathy Shaidle: Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue. This is the kind of stuff I live for.

"Barack Obama has yet to make a significant contribution to the Indonesian nation. We could say Obama only ate and shit in Menteng. He spent his subsequent days living as an American," the web page says.

"For the dignity of a sovereign nation, Barack Obama's monument in Menteng Park must be removed immediately."

As the kiddies would say, Obama is soooooo last year.