Obama Omits “God Bless the United States of America” at End of SOTU Speech
Promoted from the diaries President Obama ended the State of the Union address in a new way. He didn’t say, as tradition, “God bless you, and God bless these United States of America” He said, “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless this country we love.” A quick check on his prior SOTU speeches reveals he used the customary phrasing in past years: 2014: | Read More »
Obama declares Cargo Cult Economics is the way to go
If Ronald Reagan is remembered for “trickle down” economics, Barack Obama is going to be forever associated with cargo cult economics. Cargo cult economics is little more than government by the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. If middle class families have X, then we can give everyone X and that makes them middle class. This is how I described it in an earlier post: | Read More »
Forever Determined To Let Us Know He Won
One of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned in life came from one of the Deans of Students when I was in college. He would never sit at the head of the table in a meeting. Often he would sit off to the side. He said he was the Dean where ever he sat. Barack Obama, commentators on both sides of the aisle | Read More »
The Top Five Takeaways From The #SOTU
Tonight the President delivered his State of the Union remarks. It was a grandiose speech with lofty ideals, delivered with all of the considerable rhetorical charms at his disposal, sure to go down in history as a prime exemplar of “how it’s done.” Wait .. hang on. I’ve just been informed that I was watching March of the Penguins. My bad. As it turns out, | Read More »
A Short Recap of the #SOTU
The President showed up late. You shouldn’t take his consistent tardiness as a slight against you, after all, he is far too narcissistic to actually be thinking of you. President Obama then strolled along the aisle of the House, slowly making his way up to the lectern. He looked like he was tired, like Jordan or Favre after they retired the second time. But looks | Read More »
The GOP #SOTU response: Sen. Joni Ernst (R, Iowa).
Just started up: you can live-watch it here. Text here.
Michael Moore’s Peculiar Definition of Coward
A movie entitled American Sniper has greatly disturbed some swaths of the Progressive Hive Mind. So Michael Moore, the American hero, is here to teach the rest of us morons all about snipers. There are the bad ones. … My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse | Read More »
I Have Read the Speech. It Sucks.
The President who wanted to extricate the country from war will spend a significant portion of his speech talking about foreign policy and national security. He will do so because his own policies have caused disasters around the world. He will spend a lot of time on “middle class economics,” which means more taxes, more spending, and more government dependence. Gone are the days when | Read More »
State of the Union Open Thread.
Are you sure you want to do this? Look, I have to cover this – it’s part of the Life – but if you have something better to do with your time, go do it. You will be forgiven. On the other hand, Senator Joni Ernst will be giving the GOP response. That, I hope to enjoy watching. UPDATE: hey, the President is late – | Read More »
Fifty-Six Percent of Americans Think Obama Has Done Nothing To Improve The Economy
The headline that the Washington Post uses is “Obama is getting credit for the economy. But nobody’s celebrating just yet.” On their twitter feed, they highlight that 42% of Americans give the President credit for improving the economy. What their actual data says is that 56% of Americans think the President has either done nothing to improve the economy or made it worse. Big difference | Read More »
Grace is Hard
Over the long weekend, while I was ignoring the world of politics for the slopes of Winter Park, there was another dust up in the conservative blogosphere. Actually, that isn’t correct, I guess it would be more accurate to say that there was a dust up on twitter that spilled into the blogosphere. The dust up revolved around a story that is all too familiar | Read More »
President Borat to Announce Trolling Agenda Tonight
I am not going to watch the State of the Union Address tonight. My advice to you, if you want to live a happier and more well-informed life, is that you shouldn’t either. Whatever Barack Obama has to say tonight is completely irrelevant. None of it will become law. He has intentionally and irretrievably poisoned the well with the people who will run Congress over | Read More »
The State of The Union Is One Of Laughable Demotism*
E Pluribus Waah! So tonight we get treated to a State of The Union Address. What a joy! President Barack Obama has done such a wonderful job of keeping the promises he made in his previous ones! Well, he actually hasn’t kept any of us promises in his previous SOTU addresses so let’s not bet the house on anything he offers | Read More »
Michael Sam trolls Christians
After being cut from any number of professional football teams, Michael Sam, who as far was we can tell is famous for buggery and not making an NFL squad, decided to take up a new career path trolling Christians. He and his [whatever you what to call it] went to the Vatican where Michael Sam proposed that the two of them pretend like they are | Read More »