Friday, November 12, 2004

 

The Wit and Wisdom of the Canadian Jack-Off

Now let's turn to the Canadian Jack-Off. I'm going to let him speak for himself. Just remember one thing. He's Canadian. He lives in Canada.

"MSNBC is reporting that Yassir Arafat is on his way to Hell."

"The only reason why Kerry didn't try and steal this election was that it became mathematically impossible for him to do so."

"So, George W. Bush won. And he’s done so by a solid margin. The Democrats’ attempted coup managed to last all of eight hours."

"My life’s goal is to see the Democratic Party virtually obliterated and left as a rump of people like Stephanie Herseth who both mostly agree with us anyways and are easy on the eyes.That’s the future of the Democratic Party: providing Republicans with a number of cute (but not that bright) comfort women."

"There’s no point in trying to reach out to them (Democrats) because they won’t be reached out to. We’ve got their teeth clutching the sidewalk and out boot above their head. Now’s the time to curb-stomp the bastards."

"Michael Moore and his ilk have been rejected by the people. Treason didn’t carry the day."

"Those who didn’t support Bush can go and perform a certain anatomically impossible act. They lost, now they can sit in the back of the bus."

"I’ve lost my patience with these people (Democrats). They can all burn in hell, so far as I’m concerned. We’ve won this election and I’m not in a mood to follow Lincoln’s admonition from his second inaugural, “with malice towards none, with charity for all.” So far as I’m concerned, everyone who didn’t support the President in this election can go and fuck themselves."

"I don’t want the President to be magnanimous in victory. They tried to destroy him and everything that he and those who support him stand for. Now I want to destroy them. I want revenge for their sins."

That's all from just two columns. After that, he wrote "I do not consider the present, undeniably poisoned, political environment to be a positive thing. Far from it: I consider it an utter catastrophe which has spread desolation across the land."

With that last statement of Adam's, I agree. Let's not visit angry young Adam anymore, okay? Did I mention that he's Canadian?


Wednesday, November 10, 2004

 

Ann Coulter Lies With Abandon (and probably large furry animals, too)

Over to the left there, you see a list of links to other blogs and websites. They're not necessarily there because I or Statler think the writers on them are worth reading. In fact, quite the opposite. I think each is deplorable, each in his or her own unique, though somewhat similar way. Let me start by talking about old Man Hands & an Adams Apple.

I want to state right off that I suspect that Ann Coulter is a bright woman. I suspect that if you get right down to it, she and I see eye to eye on many issues in this country. I also think, though, that she is lazy and full of shit. Some time ago she discovered that she can sell a lot of books and make a lot of money from speaking engagements by saying outlandish things about liberals and backing them up by just making shit up. This isn't news to anybody. Anybody with half a brain knows this already. What I do't get is why so many people with half or more of a brain just play along and act as if she is engaging in intelligent discourts. What she is doig benefits nobody but her and is actually damaging to the country because there are a lot of people out there who apparently have less than half a brain who actually believe the shit she's spreading.

As an experiment, let's mosey on over to her site and pick something out at random. In her November 10 entry, she refers to "Michael Barone's Congressional Almanac." Doesn't that sound like it would be a nice non-partisan reference guide? That's what I thought, anyway, and I have no doubt that's what she wanted me and other readers to think. She didn't provide a link to this Almanac, so I did a google search and could find no such critter. I did find The Almanac of American Politics, a decidedly partisan guide to Congress. As the blurb for the Almanac says, "The Almanac 2004 takes you inside the politics of every state and congressional district, how the Republican Congress and Administration will govern, the shifting coalitions on Capitol Hill, and the power brokers who drive the policy making process." Glancing through the website, it's clear to me that I probably share many of the views of Mr. Barone and that I can get a lot of useful information, albeit slightly slanted information, from this site. M. Coulter, however, although she surely knows the information is not unbiased, presents the site as a neutral source of empirical information. It's a small thing, I know, but it's a short entry on her site.

Al Franken is a whiny bitch and I can't stand to listen to him at all or read him for long (since I can't help but hear his voice when I read his writing), but he did a pretty good job in "Lies and the Lying Liars..." in exposing this kind of thing as it pertains to Ann Coulter. Here's the problem I have with Coulter. I think the Republicans have a better governing philosophy than the Democrats and if we present our views in an honest way the American people will vote for us again and again. We don't need people like Ann Coulter making stuff up and distorting the truth. She's not helping the party or the nation. She's just lining her own pockets. Although I'd rather not, I suspect I'll be back to visit her site again and provide you with more examples.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

 

Now That We're in Charge, Let's Take Some Responsibility

A couple of things Bush said during the debates really bugged me at the time. I don't remember what the subject was, but I think it had to do with the rising cost of something or other, and Bush's remark was along the lines of "gosh, I hope it wasn't this administration" that raised prices. The second had to do with the lapsed assault rifle ban, when Bush said that he wanted to extend the ban but couldn't control what Congress does.

There is no indication that Bush doesn't know what his administration is up to or that he doesn't approve of everything the Republican controlled Congress does. He's the President, the chief executive officer, so we expect him to take responsibility for what the people working for him do. It's been four years since he was a Washington outsider. He's the ultimate insider now; he's the fucking President. So quit shucking and jiving and act like it. It's your house. Proudly take responsibility for it. Same thing goes for the Republicans in Congress. You haven't vetoed a single bill, so you apparently approve of what goes on there. In fact, I suspect that you more than approve; I suspect that you're controlling the damn place. They're carrying out your bidding, and that's cool, but why be so coy about it? You're the boss, so act like it.

I've seen a lot of liberal whining for the last couple of years about how embarrassed they are that the rest of the world judges us by our President and they'll think badly of us because he's goofy looking or ignorant. I don't care about that. Bush doesn't look any goofier than Tony Blair or act any goofier than that Italian dude. My problem with Bush is that he keeps doing and saying these things to try to make it look likes he's not in charge. Come on man, you're the President. How many times do I have to tell you that? You're in charge. You're responsible for what goes on in your government. So step up and, right or wrong, take responsibility for it. It's not going to change anything except to demonstrate that you're a stand-up guy. Go ahead, admit you've made mistakes. Everybody does. It's not going to change anything. You'll still wake up tomorrow as the President, the most powerful man in the world.

 

Let's Act Like Victors, Okay?

Ah yes. Victory is so sweet. The Republican party and all the right thinking people in this country have just scored a resounding victory for President Bush and the Republican Party, securing the White House for the next four years and maintaining our grip on Congress for at least two more years. With the appointments we can make to the courts we can change the way our government and society operate. So I just have one request, and I'm kind of going to break from all the other people on our side who have been crowing about our victory. I'm not going to ask the losers, the Democrats, progressives, liberals, whatever they want to call themselves, to shut up and go away. I don't care what they do or say anymore, and neither should anybody else. They have spent four years tearing down our President and it hasn't made a damn bit of difference. Let them blather on in the darkness.

No, my request is to the Republicans and other conservatives. We won. Got it? We are not victims, we are winners. We control everything. So stop your goddamn whining about how put upon we are by the northeast elites and the Hollywood liberals. We are winners. Fucking act like it, okay?

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