That ridiculous ad

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Yesterday was the first time I’d heard of this “first time” political ad for Barack Obama. I was driving to work, and the jabbering blabbermouths on the radio were acting appalled at a political ad that aired recently. Apparently, some whining, vapid actress recorded this nasally, irritating diatribe about how your first time should be special, how the guy should care about you and use government force to give you free shit. I only wish I was kidding.

The SOCONS went into immediate panty-shitting mode, because the ad somehow made light of a young woman losing her virginity.

Others compared the ad to a similar one the Russians ran during their elections featuring a young woman talking to her doctor (a very hot doctor) about her first time… voting for Vladimir Putin. Personally, that would be enough to make me shun sex for a while… the mere mention of Putin and the intimation of sex… but to each his own.

I’m not particularly concerned that Democrats are ridiculing virginity, or that the ad is full of double entendre. It just doesn’t concern me that they are so lacking in fresh ideas and imagination that they had to swipe an ad from Putin’s campaign.

What does bother me is this whining twit encouraging young people to demand entitlements and free crap they haven’t earned. And she’s using her celebrity to influence young people to make demands, entitle themselves to other people’s earnings, and generally not give a crap about anyone but themselves.

This country is in trouble. Unemployment is through the roof. People are losing their livelihoods. Soldiers are dying overseas. And this dumb twat wants you to worry about where your next batch of birth control will come from?

On a little trip

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I’m off to Europe for a few days.

Be jealous. Be very jealous. 

Apple doesn’t fall far from the blighted tree, does it?

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Not when it comes to Congressman James P. Moran – Congresscritter from the 8th district of Virginia, our home.

While Moran is busy assaulting children, blaming them eeeevil Joooos for the war in Iraq, being rude to people who serve this country, trying to raise the gas tax, accusing his opponents as well as opponents of the current administration’s policies of racism, giving himself raises at taxpayer expense, receiving contributions from terrorists, demanding a mosque be built at Ground Zero – the site where Islamic fundamentalist swine tried to destroy us, and trying to illegally disqualify his Democratic competition…

…his baby boy occupies himself with supporting voter fraud, while Moran and his leftarded buddies claim there’s no need for voter ID laws.

That’s right. Patrick Moran has been caught by a citizen journalist giving advice about how to best defraud the system.

Yes, that would be Patrick Moran – Jim Moran’s son and daddy’s paid staffer – telling an undercover reporter, James O’Keefe (the same guy who nailed ACORN), how to best fake utility bills and allow 100 fraudulent voters to cast ballots for his daddy.

So far Moran has called junior’s actions an “error in judgment.”  Why should he say anything further? His corruption is well known around these parts.

Arlington County police have launched an investigation into the younger Moran’s activities, and the campaign has put out a statement calling this an “unfortunate situation.” Poor Paddy has resigned from the campaign, but that appears to be the extent of contrition by the Moran clan.

It’s high time for Moran to be retired! I encourage everyone to support, contribute, volunteer, and, if you live in the 8th, VOTE for Patrick Murray for Congress. There is NO justification for continuing to support Moran. Anyone who would consider doing so, please, do the rest of us a favor and refrain from voting.

Lars Christiansen On The Danish Experience With Socialism

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So, last Tuesday, I attended a very interesting lecture at the Heritage Foundation. It was given by a leading investment banker in Denmark, Lars Seier Christiansen. He is the founder of Saxo Bank. The bank still operates in Denmark, although Mr. Christiansen has since moved to Switzerland. More on that later. Yes, I know i should’ve posted this last week. I’m a blog slacker.

Morton Blackwell, one of the heroes of the fight at the Republican National Convention against Ben Ginsberg and the rest of Romney’s cronies, came out and gave a brief introduction of Lars, and told us that we were about to hear what socialism really does to a nation. He wasn’t kidding.

One of the first things Mr. Christiansen pointed out was that when you go so far as Denmark has down the path of socialism, it’s almost impossible to go back when so many become dependent on government handouts. Too many will be looking to get their ‘fair share’ of the loot, and will resist any real efforts to roll back the welfare state. He wryly obsetved that this was perhaps not the most friendly environment for an investment bank.

Next, he gave us a bit of background on his homeland of Denmark. It’s a monarchy, the oldest in Europe, with a standard Westminster-style parliament. If a party wins 2% or more, they are entitled to representation in the parliament. This creates a system where, much like many others of its type, minor parties can hold disproportionate power. There are eight parties that are represented in the parliament, so it is nearly always the case that a large coalition of parties is needed to build a majority. The worst news is that of these eight parties, only one could be described as right-wing in sense; the others express no interest in rolling back the welfare state at all.
Denmark had the highest taxes in the world, until recently being passed (barely) by Zimbabwe(!). The Danes also have the smallest private sector in the West, and one of the largest public sectors. Outstanding combination, no? As a consequence, even the most socialist politicians understand they need capitalists to generate revenue, but view them as very distasteful, sort of a regrettably necessary evil.
He also spoke about a very supervisory tone to Danish society. Hotlines where you can call and see if someone is cheating. Any payment above $1500 can’t be paid in cash. I am NOT making this up. Tax authorities wield exceedingly wide powers. For example, they can intern any kind of private property without court order,  and demand documents. This is not allowed to authorities imvestigating terrorism. Most Danes actually believe that anyone who is rich and successful cheated somehow. This is due in part to the makeup of the Danish parliament. It has almost no one with any appreciable amount of practical private sector experience. Many powerful goverment ministers are under 35, and very, very far left. Only 1.8 million of almost 6 million Danes are not dependent on the government. That’s staggering. And of course, everyone scraps for any entitlement they can get, due to the insane tax rates. Only 28,000 Danes make over a million krones ($150,000 or so). Massive envy and suspicion of these people.

Tax reform and government reform efforts are largely symbolic. “Tax reform” apparently means growing the PUBLIC sector. Six of the eight parties participated in this latest charade. The absolute furthest left party supports abolishing military and police and nationalizing the largest Danish companies, of which Maersk Shipping would be the most recognizable to Americans.

Politicians have walled themselves into having to promise more and more entitlements. Blue collar voters largely support “right” parties. This has all happened since 1960, when Denmark had a tax pressure lower than Switzerland, where Lars moved a few years ago, because of the insanely confiscatory and invasive Danish government. Since 1960, things have gone horribly wrong. No party has incentive to run on a small-government rollback platform,  so he doesn’t see how reforms will happen for a very,  very long time. They’re uncompetitive even with other socialist EU nations, due to high wages and lower productivity. Many young Danish people are leaving, and he figures they’re on the road to where Greece is now.

More fun facts: Property taxes average 3% of the full value of your home ANNUALLY. RIDICULOUS taxes across the board. Insane green taxes. Total tax pressure for upper middle class, he estimates at 80-85%. And he doesn’t see how it can be reformed, with everyone dependent on the government. He worries that we’re (the United States) headed in this direction. He emphasizes that it is NOT a system to emulate. He thinks it will collapse Europe-wide, bit by bit. Also, Euro politicians love the US going more socialist, so they can point it out when arguing against European pro-liberty advocates. He says we need to turn it around, before it’s too late. You can turn around freedom, but not democratic socialism. He believes it’s paramount to nurture free market values at home and in schools, and that may not be possible soon. He thinks European integration has been horrible due to mandates from Brussels, and erosion of national sovereignty, as evidenced by European politicians like van Rompuy.

So yeah, let’s not do that here. The man knows what he’s talking about.

A word on the third debate

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In a word – dull.

Lackluster.
Vapid.
Unfocused.
Catatonic.

OK, that was more than one word. But it’s tough to accurately capture last night’s snoozefest of a debate – if you can even call it that.

Romney looked tired. Obama looked like he was ready to bare his teeth and rip into Mittens’ tender neck. Nothing substantive was said.

Romney missed several opportunities to pound Obama on foreign policy, including the doozy about expecting the Muslim Brotherhood to abide by Egypt’s treaty with Israel.

Are you shittin’ me?

He did, however ding the President on the “I’ll have more flexibility after the election” comment to Medvedev.

Overall, it was anticlimactic. Obama trotted out the $5 trillion lie again, while Romney rambled something incoherently about nation building and installing a new leader in Syria, as if that’s somehow our responsibility.

The winner? No one.

The loser? America.

That is all.

Captain Legthrill Interprets the Constitution

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Chris Matthews is so busy licking this administration’s collective nutsack, he really has forgotten the basic definition of objectivity. That’s nothing new.

Tingles has now taken his love of all things Obama to a new level – a level that requires him to twist the Constitution into something resembling a stale, moldy pretzel. Apparently, according to Captain Legthrill, who’s always standing at reverent attention when his idol is speaking, it was somehow unconstitutional for Mitt Romney to interrupt the President during the last debate.

After a particularly contentious exchange about how many drilling permits this administration has revoked, Romney had the unmitigated gall *GASP* to tell the President not to interrupt him. “You’ll get your chance in a moment. I’m still speaking.”

Well, that sent Sir Throbsalot into a hissy fit!

After the clip ended, Matthews seemed appalled. “I don’t think [Romney] understands the Constitution of the United States,” Matthews said.  “He’s the president of the United States.  You don’t say, ‘You’ll get your chance.’”

OK. I’ll bite. Show me where the Constitution prohibits one from telling the President “You’ll get your chance.” Show me where the Constitution even implies such a thing!

Yeah… I won’t hold my breath.

 

Debate 2 Reax

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Thought: I HATE HATE HATE the townhall format. The undecided voters are morons. Their questions, for the most part, amounted to “what can the government do for me?” This translates to, “how much bigger can we grow the government?”

No thanks.

Hey, college student! There are no guarantees after college – even in a good economy. So work your ass off, get creative and get your resume out there. You’ll have a better chance than most.

Thought: The Second Amendment is not about hunting or shooting sports. As itchy and uncomfortable as it makes politicians, the Second Amendment is about the ability of the people to engage in armed resistance against tyranny.

We have every right to own those weapons. They are not and should not be restricted to Soldiers. That’s the way the Founders intended it.

The power of the sword, say the minority…, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. — Tench Coxe

Thought: the daft bint who asked about “assault weapons” had no idea what these weapons are.

Thought: Crimes with what the panty-wetters refer to as “assault rifles” constitute a TINY percentage of crimes committed with firearms. Minuscule.

Thought: the mere mention of terrorism in the Rose Garden after the Libya attack is not the same as admitting it was a terrorist attack. At no point on that speech did the President say the words “terrorist attack.” See for yourselves.

No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

Thought: The President claims to believe in self reliance, and yet wants the government to force equality.

Thought: FORCING employers to fund birth control or anything else to which they have a moral objection =/= freedom.

Thought: machine guns are NOT illegal to own. Do your bloody research.

My first question would have been: what specific programs do you plan to cut in order to reduce spending? Be specific. What are you planning to cut?

I was annoyed.

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