Barack Hussein Obama is in town today hitting up the local Democratic ATMs for the money he needs to keep his regime alive. It’s weird that a wealthy American, to the extent that a Democrat fits that description, would reward this Lying Marxist Bastard for the great harm he’s done to my country, but we are stuck with a system where party is favored over patriotism, just as General Washington warned. These rich degenerates are investing in their party as a means to obtaining personal power. But, in Obama’s case, this is even more particularly an emotional and moral issue. These effete starfuckers (and the lesser fluffers who infest my town) see their support of the President as a validation of their self-regard as open-minded and post-racial. But they are as intolerant and bigoted as any conservative or Republican or Christian they hate on. They may have the kinds of intelligence that great success in business requires, but they have no self-awareness for the racist and classist premises they act on. They believe of themselves what the media and academic and social elites have always told them they are: progressive, right, and just.
In 2008, I told anyone who would listen that there was no way that my country would be so stupid as to elect such a lying Marxist bastard President. But I was grievously wrong; we are that stupid. And we have paid a great penalty for it. I have little confidence that there are enough Americans left among the electorate to make the right decision this time. Incumbency in the hands of men and women without conscience is very hard to dislodge. But if we are true to ourselves and to the Last Great Hope of Earth, we must make some kind of effort at defeating this regime. Our country’s life depends on it.
What if the States (and let’s start occasionally capitalizing that term again if we really mean anything at all by Federalism) that are now caught up in challenging the Obamatons on the immigration question were to pass their own laws very simply making it illegal to violate Federal immigration law within their own jurisdictions?
After all, how could the Federal government sue a State for observing Federal law?
That’s what’s happening, anyway, because it is already illegal to be here —wait for it— illegally! Who knew?
You cannot bring down unemployment or fully institute Government Medicine or address Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security until you first “comprehensively” (isn’t that a favorite term of the amnesty lobby?) address immigration. There’s no getting around that.
Next topic of interest: asylum cities. Are municipalities to be condoned in their disregard for Federal immigration law while States are attacked by an idiotic President and Attorney General for essentially enforcing Federal immigration law?
I hope these miserable Democrats lose 60 seats in the House. They deserve it.
Hook ‘em, Uncle Walter.
The local paper is reporting that my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, has commissioned a mural by Shepard Fairey, the guy who created Obama’s now-famous “HOPE” icon.
I guess such a bullshit expenditure in tough times makes sense to someone.
Socialist Realism as an artform is unsubtle and just the sort of shit that totalitarian groupies can rally round, but it does have its appeal. For me, much of that appeal is derived from remembering that such charming propaganda ultimately failed. Whatever alien culture or government it once served did not survive —but now it has re-emerged to represent America’s first post-American President to the rest of the world.
I left my opinion where I found the story, but the wankers at the Statesman will probably flush it from the Intertubes, so here it is again:
Fairey’s HOPE poster is an example of Socialist Realism in the manner of Soviet tractor beefcake. Obamachrist himself recognized that two years ago when he embraced it as part of his brand. So right there should have been warning enough to you puny humans that the man is a straight-up cherry cordial.
At The Corner, Andy McCarthy links to this report in the New York Times on its recent interview with the President (emphases mine, per McCarthy):
During the interview, Mr. Obama also left open the option for American operatives to capture terrorism suspects abroad even without the cooperation of a country where they were found. “There could be situations — and I emphasize ‘could be’ because we haven’t made a determination yet — where, let’s say that we have a well-known Al Qaeda operative that doesn’t surface very often, appears in a third country with whom we don’t have an extradition relationship or would not be willing to prosecute, but we think is a very dangerous person,” he said.
“I think we still have to think about how do we deal with that kind of scenario,” he added. The president went on to say that “we don’t torture” and that “we ultimately provide anybody that we’re detaining an opportunity through habeas corpus to answer to charges.”
Aides later said Mr. Obama did not mean to suggest that everybody held by American forces would be granted habeas corpus or the right to challenge their detention. In a court filing last month, the Obama administration agreed with the Bush administration position that 600 prisoners in a cavernous prison on the American air base at Bagram in Afghanistan have no right to seek their release in court.
This is why the Left cannot be trusted with America’s security, military, and foreign policy: because they believe —apparently unconscious of the incoherency— that people living in other parts of the world who hate and wish to destroy us are entitled to American Constitutional protections. As though they were American citizens! I take this as evidence of the Left’s essential childishness. They are so softly and decadently accustomed to the civil rights and privileges of living in American Society that they simply assume these same things are to be found the world over. Thus, to them, America is no longer a unique geographical location or culture or civilization, but a transferrable notion. Bill Clinton used to say that America was an “idea,” too.
America will survive as a Republic, but only with fixed borders and some simple rules. This rush of the degenerate Left and its squeezings in the Democratic Congress to reduce America to a mere state amongst the many is something I intend to resist in my own life. I choose to remain a part of the last best hope of Earth and not get swept up in the disgusting carnival of a post-American Neo-Socialist order.
Oh, and long live Texas.
I think it’s possible that I was still smoking my last two or three cigarettes on 3 March 2007, but it is my plan to always remember this day of the year as Independence Day for both myself and my beloved native state of Texas.
I will never smoke tobacco again. I quit it cold turkey and it has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
Whoever you are who reads these words —whether I know you or like you or not— please stop smoking. Give youself your health back and save some money while you’re at it. Don’t pay these bastards for the privilege of poisoning you. And that includes Caesar.
Eric Holder suggests that changes are coming in the War on Drugs:
San Francisco — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sending strong signals that President Obama – who as a candidate said states should be allowed to make their own rules on medical marijuana – will end raids on pot dispensaries in California.
Asked at a Washington news conference Wednesday about Drug Enforcement Administration raids in California since Obama took office last month, Holder said the administration has changed its policy.
“What the president said during the campaign, you’ll be surprised to know, will be consistent with what we’ll be doing here in law enforcement,” he said. “What he said during the campaign is now American policy.”
“You’ll be surprised to know”? Why? Just because Obama was in favor of liberalizing the policy as a candidate, then allowed the raids to continue once in office, and now is reversing himself again?
There’s no doubt that the criminalization of marihuana in America makes for stupid and counterproductive policy and law. How much more effective would our border security be if the rationale for smuggling marihuana into our country were disincentivized? Only those drug dealers who were intent on moving coke and crank and other hardcore drugs into this country would find it worth the risk. And since their numbers are much smaller, our present interdictions would thereby become proportionately more effective.
I applaud the President and his race-baiting attorney general for this important first step towards full legalization, and I hope they are not bullied off their position by the drug war absolutists whose lack of common sense is destroying lives, wasting money, and undermining our border security.
I went to a prominent local museum this morning with a member of my family to see an exhibit on immigration through the Port of Galveston. There was also a movie afterwards that reminded me in part of the “Chevy Shows” they had at Six Flags back in the 1970s.
The exhibit space and objects were interesting, by and large, but the two young ladies who took us on our tour seemed bent on instructing us, through didactic observations and rhetorical questions, on all the ways America’s White Power Structure made it tough on immigrants. Well, that may be a simplification, but their whole theme was basically that immigration laws are bad and that America should be everybody’s chamber pot. I mean melting pot.
I like looking at pretty young ladies, but some may be better suited to the cosmetics counter at a department store for all their insights on the meaning of the immigrant experience.
My paternal grandfather’s father came to Texas from the militaristic culture of Germany in October 1885. The family first landed at New York City (a fact I did not know until just a year or so ago) and thence probably to Galveston. My great-grandfather’s mother actually gave birth at sea on probably the second leg of their journey to Texas, but the baby did not live long and was buried very soon thereafter in Washington County, Texas where a young uncle lived. My paternal grandfather’s mother came from what is now western Poland a few years later and found employment with the Petzolts. They were all poor dirt farmers who came by steerage and made a new home for themselves a world away from what they knew. We have no idea what wretched conditions these people endured, but we owe them everything.
My maternal grandfather himself escaped with his family from the threat of pogroms and the reality of second-class citizenship when they left Lithuania for Philadelphia (and thence to Pittsburgh) in the summer of 1901. I suspect that my Jewish ancestors, just as my German ones, were glad to be done with the instability of revolutionary Europe and czarist Russia and regarded America as a deliverance from evil. That’s something that needs to be emphasized in museum exhibits and tours on immigration history.
(As for my two grandmothers’ families, their European immigrant ancestors first began to appear in Massachusetts in the late 1620s (Grandma’s people) and in Virginia maybe a generation later (Grandmother’s people). Of course, Grandma was probably a sixteenth Cherokee, so her roots in America are pre-historic.)
For about an hour today at work, before I forgot to be, I was obsessed with a story I caught on one of the local news websites about a death row inmate in Houston who had pulled out and ingested his own —and only— eyeball. When I first saw it, I thought, “There’s no way I’m going to click on that link” and then I wandered off to do something else, possibly including my job.
Within a few minutes, though, I started to realize that there’s no way I couldn’t click on that link. Now, I don’t go in for gore or depravity much anymore because I am evolved —or at least certainly aspire to be. But there was something so self-annihilatory about that headline —hidden in a list of other vastly more mundane news— that I was compelled to just go ahead and read on.
Well, the entire backstory to this godforsaken bastard’s journey to death row is almost too incredible. He is a monster and he is damned. But even though you know there must be worse fates among men, the hurt that this one has caused to himself in the face of what atrocities he committed before against others is somehow the worst. Who could do such a thing from start to finish and not be better met with eternal nothingness? It is the least human thing one can conceive: to butcher others and then to mutilate the sight out of oneself in the isolation within the isolation of death row. With his own overgrown nails, I guess. It is the very pit of sociopathy and makes me want to see the sky again on fertile ground. And to breathe, innocent.
Now that my Longhorns have beaten the Buckeyes (in one of the worst-officiated games ever, BTW), I’d like to know how the Sooners could even think to lay an outright claim on the National Championship if our records are identical and the head-to-head match-up went our way.
If OU beats the Gators later this week, how can the stupid poll-minders not call it a Co-Championship?
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