The Bad Side To Voting For Santa Claus

    So I take my smart-alecky little boy over to our town library. He likes anything in the Diary of The Wimpy Kid series. My boy checks a couple of them out. No sooner do we get in the car and he’s back there laughing at chapter one. This entry in the diary could be entitled Why Santa Claus is a Creep. It seems that the kid protagonist has just meditated upon Santa Claus and doesn’t much like the resulting Dark Enlightenment. It seems the guy sees him when he’s sleeping (no diving under the covers Commando), knows when he’s awake, knows if he’s been bad or good, so he’d better be good for goodness sake! To quote Cipher Reagan: “What a mind-job!”

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    The Categorical Imperative Should Be Applied to ObamaCare.

    Categorical Imperative
    Noun
    1. Ethics. the rule of Immanuel Kant that one must do only what one can will that all others should do under similar circumstances.
    2. the unconditional command of conscience.

    (HT: Dictionary.com)

    The United States Government stores a bunch of silly documents written maybe 230 years ago. I’m not sure why. The writing is well-nigh illegible and Ezra Klien assures us that people just don’t get documents written over 100 years ago. They should recycle the paper. The US Government certainly doesn’t believe all the silly things written in the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,…” Seriously?

    Bill S., a fellow Frontpage Writer at RS.com, offers us a flagrant example of just how much of a joke our current Presidential Administration considers the words from the Declaration that I cited above. Apparantly, if the government official in question works for a member of The United States Congress then implying that any of them are created equal will get you served with a Writ of YAFKM.* They certainly are not created equally when OPM bills them for their health plans. As you can read below, some people are created more equal and will be receiving a discount that the rest of us just aren’t getting.

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    Disability Insurance: A Hand Up, A Hand-out or A Human Warehousing Program?

    No reason to get excited.
    The Thief he kindly spoke.
    There are many here among us,
    Who feel that life is but a joke.

    – Bob Dylan, “All Along The Watchtower.”

    The old, off-color joke used to go like this: “What does the suburban American housewife do with her (expletive)-hole every morning?” “Send him to work.” Now it appears there is more money to be made in sending him to the welfare store instead. Compared to collecting disability, work in lower compensation postions is increasingly being viewed as a sucker’s game. A 2009 survey by the SSA found the following:

    Recipients of federal disability checks often admit that they are capable of working but cannot or will not find a job, that those closest to them tell them they should be working, and that working to get off the disability rolls is not among their goals. More baffling, most have never received significant medical treatment and not seen a doctor about their condition in the last year, even though medical problems are the official reason they don’t work. Those who acknowledge they’re on disability because they can’t find a job say they make little effort to find one, according to a Washington Examiner analysis of federal survey results.

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    Obama’s Economics – Equality At The Zero

    President Barack Obama was talking economy again the 24th of July. This is typically the topic he comes back to after every other topic he could discuss seems to be one about which he should zip his soup cooler. The bromides flew like Japanese Beetles during an infestation. He seems to have noticed the high level of inequality between the average American and the typical student at the Punahou Academy. He dusts off his old copy of Resnick and Wolff below.

    “This growing inequality isn’t just morally wrong; it’s bad economics,” he told his Galesburg, Illinois audience. “When middle-class families have less to spend, businesses have fewer customers. When wealth concentrates at the very top, it can inflate unstable bubbles that threaten the economy. When the rungs on the ladder of opportunity grow farther apart, it undermines the very essence of this country.”

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    Dirk Diggler For President

    A few months ago, I was reading RS.com and just had to unplug and take a nice walk in the woods. It was that or the barf bag. It seems we were endorsing a somewhat defective Congressional Candidate from South Carolina. A man who generally had Conservative views when he did his thinking with the head attached to his neck. That, of course, was the Infamous Mark Sanford. We were promised up and down that he had figured out the tricky difference between Appalachian Trail and Argentinean Tail. Yep, he’s back in the saddle and it’s time to assess how that’s been working out for us. With Mark all elected, every opportunistic Dem was crowing about the hypocrisy of the “Family Values Party.”

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    Organized Labor Gets Made To Obamacare

    The Presidential Administration of Barack H. Obama always looks out for the little guy. They strike him center of mass. They then back up the yuppified SUV and run him over several more times. You gotta’ get the job done right to succeed in DC these days.

    Now that was just plain cynical. It was also mean. So mean that three of sleaziest leaders of organized thuggerylabor agree with my assessment. At least they agree with it as applied to the American Affordable Care Act of 2009. Having finally figured out what the right has been telling them for years, these wise men wrote leading minions of Emperor Barack I a missive to plead for a writ of indulgence with respect to the terrible, unworkable, destructive legislation that we all affectionately refer to as Obamacare.

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    Zimmerman, Martin and The Failed American Melting Pot.

    I hope the Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman Fiasco has given The House of Representatives something to think about before they even consider bringing The Gang of Eight Bill to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote. We should stipulate as an obvious given that the American Melting Pot has recently failed at making our nation more peaceful and prosperous. Like the Late Roman Empire prior to its disaster at Adrianople in AD 378, we assimilate diverse cultures no better than The Emperor Gratian could assimilate the Goths.

    Unassimilated minorities in America typically hate the place. They frequently have valid and legitimate gravamen for their hatred. Anyone who looks at the rates at which African-Americans are aborted, shot, fail out of school and wind up either jobless or incarcerated couldn’t be entirely blamed for believing that most of the rest of America is attempting to eject them from our culture the way a white blood cell attacks a hostile bacteria. Absent any back-story, I really can’t blame them for hating my guts as a nameless, faceless White Man on a visceral level. Now quit being shocked. I only differ from the herd by being proudly uncultured enough to state the obvious and unpalatable truth.

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    The Egyptian Revolution Starts Devouring Its Children

    There’s nothing in the street
    Looks any different to me
    And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
    And the parting on the left
    Is now the parting on the right
    And the beards have all grown longer overnight

    (The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)

    This won’t be a Facebook Revolution. It will be more Falò delle vanit. The people of Egypt are not demanding Modernity. They are not demanding Cafe Americano at Starbucks. They are rejecting the ongoing erosion of their culture to the point of unleashing a Thermodorian Reaction against what Francis Fukayama refered to as The End of History. If Muhammad Morsi was The Neitzchean Last Man, the Egyptian people demand a do-over. Entropy trumps Darwin until absolute zero is reached.

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    Egypt, America and Revolutionary War

    “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” Mao Tse-Tung (HT: Goodreads.com) I do not care is how an honest human being describes a | Read More »

    Dude, Happy Saint Paddy’s Day!

    Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Political Cartoons)

    Dude, Happy Saint Paddy’s Day!

    Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Political Cartoons)

    Before You Vote This Week…

    An appeal to my reasonable conservative friends: If you are not reasonable and open-minded, don’t read any further. I’m not looking for “zots.” I’m looking for reasonable people who are serious about making the right choice. When I know I’ve chosen wisely, I feel at peace, without doubt in my mind, and start to get excited – like Chrissy Mathews, I get “that tingle.” How | Read More »

    Hey President Obama: Give Bill Maher his $1,000,000 donation back, now

    This is a message to President Barack Obama – that “charming” “nice guy” that “everybody likes”; that gosh darn regular fella of whom everyone seems prone to assume the best of intentions; that wonderful family man who chooses hypocrisy over public school for his two lovely daughters; that doting husband of an accomplished wife with highly-toned upper arms, a love for travel, and fashion sense | Read More »

    Congressional Wealth, Lies, and Infographics

    2011 may not have been the Year of the Infographic, but it was certainly a year that saw a significant increase in the proliferation of pint-sized but powerful visual aids, both on the web and in print. However, though infographics can convey a wealth of information in a compact, creative, and engaging format, the usual principle of caveat emptor applies. Yes, infographics can convey information | Read More »

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    As the Super Committee fails, America wins.

    Last week, the so called “Super Committee” created earlier this year by Democrats and cowardly Republicans afraid to hold firm on the spending cuts they promised on the campaign trail, fell short of doing its job as most casual observers knew would happen.  The Committee was tasked with finding one trillion dollars in cuts from the annual budget.  If the Committee failed, forced budget cuts | Read More »

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