Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Quick Question...

What is the chapter and verse from the U.S. Constitution which empowers the U.S. Congress to investigate Steroid use in Major League Baseball?

(I can't find it...)

Sad But True...

(We are all adults here...)

This from The Onion...

Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

I think it sums it up pretty well...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Paradox Of Politically Correct Politics...

Have you been paying attention to the Primary Elections coverage?

Watching the debates?

Listening to the speeches?

Me neither.

No, I take that back... I watched the debates on Saturday night. (Most of them, anyway...)

McCain won New Hampshire (big deal...), and Hillary won the Democrat beauty contest there. (Because she cried.)

Before all of the other Republican Candidates pack it all up and go home, I hope someone will point out to them that New Hampshire has open Primaries, and a LOT of independent voters threw their support to McCain, but they are not Republicans.

John McCain is not the candidate for Conservative Republicans, and he will have a lot more trouble winning in states where he has to depend on the votes of Conservative Republicans.

Mrs. Bill Clinton has messed up and used the tears WAY too early. She can only go to that well for the reason she went there ONCE.

If she wants to use tears to get votes again, she will need a profound tragedy in her life in order to make it believable. (If I were Chelsea Clinton, I would vanish into thin air until after the election...)

From what I have been able to tell so far, all of the Republican candidates are trying to tell you that they are the second coming of Ronald Reagan without quite promising to do any of the things that Reagan did.

Out of the Republican feild, the candidate who is most like Reagan is Fred Thompson, but that is only because they were both actors and they both got a divorce.

All three of the Democrat candidates are promising to raise taxes on everyone but you, and use the revenue to put a chicken in every pot, a Band-aid on every boo-boo, and fulfill everyone's every little desire for a better life, all at taxpayer expense.

Oh, and to get us out the War in Iraq, for better or worse, sooner or later, even though that would make the United States the laughing stock of the entire World, and forever damage our ability to negotiate with any other country for anything.

It occurs to me that the Democrats have an especially difficult decision to make...

It goes beyond which candidate they prefer, which version of Stalinism and socialism they want to embrace, or which direction they want our troops to retreat in defeat from Iraq...

It's about how they, as individuals, want to be defined as people.

Are you a Democrat?

Then answer this question:

Are you a Racist, a Sexist, or BOTH?

Think about this very carefully, because these are YOUR labels, for decades now.

Which are you? With which label are you more comfortable?

If you are a Democrat, and prefer Hillary, then you must be prepared to explain why you have a problem electing a black man to the presidency.

If you prefer Obama, then why are you trying to suppress women? Why do you think that a woman is inferior to a man, and therefore unqualified and unfit to lead?

If you prefer Edwards, then you must hate women AND black people. How do you look at yourself in the mirror?

(If you support Kucinich, then you are a nut. Please surrender your voter card immediately, and seek professional help.)

Think about this very carefully, because whichever label you choose, you will wear it for the rest of your life.

Whether Obama, Clinton, or Edwards, it will not be Republicans who are keeping blacks/women/both down this time.

It will be YOU, Mr. Democrat.

I hope you are proud of your choice.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2008 - A Good Year already...

I thought of writing a post this morning listing various New Years Resolutions of mine, and asking readers to list some of theirs, but I haven't really made any New Years Resolutions.

I try to live my life so that I am the person that I want to be all the time, and if I feel that I need to change something, I change it, no matter what the date. (I may not always get it right, but I do always try.)

2008 is going to be a year of solutions, a year of changes, a year of improvements.

It's going to HAVE to be.

I cannot say that I was sorry to see 2007 go. As a matter of fact, It couldn't go fast enough for me.

Don't get me wrong, 2007 was a happy year, and a lot of really cool things happened for me and my family during the past year...

But it was a hard year. The hardest year that I personally have ever endured.

But it's gone now.

And 2008 is here.

And my eight-week-old baby son, a few minutes after midnight last night, laughed out loud for the very first time ever.

What better start can a year possibly have than that?