Saturday, January 10, 2015

Just When You Think It Couldn’t Get Worse…

I was supposed to be on the road 2 days ago, on my way to my winter bunker in Utah. Butt this and that and I was delayed till Thursday, and then this that and the other thing pushed the departure to Friday. And then, well, SNOW! Heeding a heads up from my sister mirror across state that Friday departure might be sort of STUPID due to an encroaching snowpocolypse, I delayed one more day. Fortunately so, as here’s what I missed: a deadly 150 car pile up on westbound I-94 around 9:30 AM.

Amazing what a little snow, a lot of wind and sub-zero temperatures can do to a highway. Add zero visibility, a semi filled with fireworks, a Hazmat truck filled with, well, you know – hazmats, another 148 vehicles and you’ve got yourself a story.

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Hazmat truck filled with acid, ignites…setting semi filled with fireworks on fire as well:

fireworks truckOh yeah! Those are real fireworks!

Long story short, I’m heading out this morning, assuming that the state police are correct in their estimate that I-94 will reopen early Saturday morning. As such I’m unable to provide much in the line of Saturday morning commentary so you’re on your own. However, I PROMISE to be back tomorrow with all the inside dope on Lady M’s new “Let’s Move” Executive Director; and it’s a doozy!!

So while you ponder the oxymoronic wisdom of Big Guy’s proposal to provide a “free” community college education to everybody “willing to work for it,” I’ll pull on my mukluks and hit the road and begin my research on our newest Food Czar.

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Honestly, just when you think if can’t possibly get any worse, it does.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

He Has a Pen, But Does He Know How To Use It?

Perhaps when he’s done debuting his State of the Union address around the country, Big Guy will have time to issue a more thoughtful comment on the Charlie Hebdo situation. 

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Because freedom of speech is a linchpin of democracy, and the threat of it succumbing to political correctness might actually be more important to the future of America than free tuition. It would be nice if Big Guy would have said something like this, from Sarah Hoyt:

With your words, your mollycoddling, your excusing of abhorrent deeds, your covering them under the tattered blanket of victims of racism, you prevent a sick, murderous culture from changing. You keep human beings in subjection. And you encourage the murder of innocents for no greater crime than speaking their minds.

First, BO wants to make sure you know what HIS priorities for the country are. First, he wants you to know that HOPE and CHANGE now include more stuff: free community college tuition - so that everyone in America can finally get the equivalent of a high school diploma. No word from the White House on the cost associated with this, butt rest assured the education-hating Republicans will oppose it.

Butt wait! I’m not done yet! Big Guy also wants to use his pen to give you cheaper, subsidized mortgages! Because every American deserves to own their home!

bo here to help“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you!”

Because that worked out so well the last time we made it possible for people with bad credit to buy houses with only 3% down-payments. Can you say P-R-E-D-I-T-O-R-Y  L-O-A-N-S?  Or does that sort of thing result in a deep recession only when the education-hating Republicans hold the White House? Some people say this latest FHA scheme smells a lot like the old Mafia technique of driving people out of business in order to take it over themselves.

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So Big Guy’s either a genius or he’s insane. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. We know he’s got a pen, butt does he know how to use it?

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Depends on your point of view.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tigers Never Change Their Stripes

Terrorists Terrorize:

web-paris-8-apShattered Illusions

Weasels lie:

weasels in the house“Yeah, I love you back.”

Community organizers give speeches and take victory laps for other peoples victories:

635562513402159403--DSC6629“Nice Mustang, butt you didn’t build that.”

And yes, we are all “Charlies” now:

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Appeasement does not and will not appease any of them. Butt do not be afraid:

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Be prepared. When there are tigers in your neighborhood you are not safe. tread

P.S. An aside to Jean Carré: uh, no - France did NOT give birth to democracy.

john-kerry-APArggg! What was I thinking!?!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Global Warming Is Dead And Irony Is Alive!

I see the loyal Opposition re-elected their illustrious leaders yesterday; they are beginning to act more like Democrats every day. ‘Nuf said.

So as the next do-nothing Congress convenes Big Guy will travel to Detroit today to take another victory lap (this will make what, a thousand?) for the auto bailout. In an exclusive interview ahead of today’s speech BO warned that cheap gas can’t last:

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I don’t know about you, butt when Big Guy warns about the price of energy going up, I pay attention:

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

As the Detroit News reported, Big Guy will be at a Ford Plant today to give one of his historic, legacy-building Big Reads that will:

“highlight “the workers in the resurgent American automotive and manufacturing sector now that the auto rescue has been completed and the decision to save the auto industry and the over one million jobs that went with it.”

Oddly, Ford was the one auto company in Detroit that wasn’t part of the government bailout, so that’s a bit ironic. And in yet another twist of irony he’ll be visiting a Ford plant that makes hybrids and electric vehicles that is currently closed down due to lack of interest:

The Ford plant he visits Wednesday makes fuel-efficient and alternative fuel small cars. Its workforce is on temporary hiatus because those vehicles are not selling well. In fact, trucks and SUVs outsold traditional cars in the U.S. in 2014.

As Marathon Pundit put it: “You have to wonder what the goofs at the White House are thinking.”

Heh. As if the goofs around here think about anything that isn’t included in their daily talking points memo.

Oh, and in one last touch of irony: check out the weather forecast in Detroit today. Frigid temperatures with wind chills in the deep negatives, compliments of the global warming hoax that spawned Big Guy’s anti-carbon dioxide plan that included his cap-and-trade scheme as well as the car companies development of alternate-fuel vehicles.

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So good news Detroit! Global Warming is deadand irony is alive!

irony hair cutsIrony thy name is Obama

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Remembering How Futures Are Built

Mario Cuomo will be laid to rest today.

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Odd. The son of a legal Italian immigrant somehow managed on his own to get an education, grow rich and become governor of the nation’s largest state – and  pass his legacy on to his progeny  - butt he wants the government to do for the next generations what he and his family did for themselves?

I learned about our kind of democracy from my father. And I learned about our obligation to each other from him and from my mother. They asked only for a chance to work and to make the world better for their children…

And that they were able to build a family and live in dignity and see one of their children go from behind their little grocery store in South Jamaica on the other side of the tracks where he was born, to occupy the highest seat, in the greatest State, in the greatest nation, in the only world we would know, is an ineffably beautiful tribute to the democratic process. - Mario Cuomo, Keynote Address 1984 Democratic Convention

It also strikes me as odd that - in the midst of the greatest expansion of the 20th century - Mario Cuomo would choose his 1984 keynote Democratic National Convention speech to make an impassioned pitch to return to the policies that gave us the malaise of the Jimmy Carter years.

Butt alas, my mother taught me to not speak ill of the dead so I will not discuss how Mario delivered one of the  most divisive speeches in American political history. Nor will I mention that he pretty much wrote the template for the Progressive grievance platform in that speech by setting up the decades long schtruggle of the haves v. the have-nots, men v. women, young v. old, whites v. minorities, etc. ad infinitum.

Instead I’ll focus on areas in his famous speech where I think we can all agree:

1. The need to look past the rhetoric of politics and politicians:

In order to succeed, we must answer our opponent's polished and appealing rhetoric with a more telling reasonableness and rationality…

We must win this case on the merits. We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that sound good as with speeches that are good and sound; not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that will bring people to their senses.

2. The need for party unity:

Now, we will have no chance to do that if what comes out of this convention is a babel of arguing voices. If that's what's heard throughout the campaign, dissident sounds from all sides, we will have no chance to tell our message.

We need a platform we can all agree to so that we can sing out the truth for the nation to hear, in chorus, its logic so clear and commanding that no slick Madison Avenue commercial, no amount of geniality, no martial music will be able to muffle the sound of the truth.

3. A concern for the middle class, being squeezed to death by government:

And in between is the heart of our constituency -- the middle class, the people not rich enough to be worry-free, but not poor enough to be on welfare; the middle class -- those people who work for a living because they have to, not because some psychiatrist told them it was a convenient way to fill the interval between birth and eternity. White collar and blue collar. Young professionals. Men and women in small business desperate for the capital and contracts that they need to prove their worth.

4. A concern for our runaway deficit:

That its disastrous quality is not more fully understood by the American people I can only attribute to the President's amiability and the failure by some to separate the salesman from the product.

How large is it? The deficit is the largest in the history of the universe. It -- President Carter's last budget had a deficit less than one-third of this deficit. It is a deficit that, according to the President's own fiscal adviser, may grow to as much 300 billion dollars a year for "as far as the eye can see." And, ladies and gentlemen, it is a debt so large -- that is almost one-half of the money we collect from the personal income tax each year goes just to pay the interest. It is a mortgage on our children's future that can be paid only in pain and that could bring this nation to its knees. [ed. I wonder how he would feel about a deficit more than 10 times that amount?]

5. Concern for our foreign policy:

But always -- when this country has been at its best -- our purposes were clear. Now they're not. Now our allies are as confused as our enemies. Now we have no real commitment to our friends or to our ideals.

We give money to Latin American governments that murder nuns, and then we lie about it. We have been less than zealous in support of our only real friend -- it seems to me, in the Middle East -- the one democracy there, our flesh and blood ally, the state of Israel. Our -- Our policy -- Our foreign policy drifts with no real direction.

Hard to believe the country was foolish enough to reject Mario’s platform from that 1984 convention in what turned out to be a fairly unanimous Reagan landslide. Odder still that the country took the same bait when it was offered up again, in spades, in 2008 and 2012. By then America was apparently more interested in a shiny new thing than a shining city on a hill.

Butt in closing allow me to cite Mr. Cuomo’s own closing words as he identifies something else we should all agree on:

And I ask you now, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, for the good of all of us, for the love of this great nation, for the family of America, for the love of God: Please, make this nation remember how futures are built.

Thank you and God bless you.

R.I.P. Mario, I’m sure you meant well. I for one will always “remember how futures are built.” I’ll also remember you as the guy who, when given the ball to carry, somehow managed to score one for the other team. And in the process “win one for the Gipper.” So thanks for that.

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Perhaps your son can carry that tradition on too.

“For the last couple of years, President Obama keeps claiming that the recession was the worst economy since the Great Depression.  But this is not correct.  This is the worst “recovery” since the Great Depression.” - economist John Lott

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Monday, January 5, 2015

I, Feminist, 2015: Objectify Me.

Let me tell you, it isn’t easy being a fashion icon in this town. For example, nearly every trip requires two complete changes of clothes.

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Which is really expecting a lot from a committed feminist like Lady M who has many other issues on her mind.

Lest you think the lure of feminism has died down recently due to the constant drumbeat of racism and the glare of white privilege these past six years, think again sister. Misogyny is still a pressing issue of inequality burdening society and the new year provides the perfect time to catch up. Which is exactly what the Washington Post did with their article What leading feminists want to accomplish this year. In it, they managed to stir up some feminist rage which has been smoldering since it’s hay day during the 2012 “War on Women” meme.

Here are a few examples of the responses the WaPo got from “leading feminists” on what they hope to accomplish in 2015, some of which are inexplicable taken at face value, others which are simply incomprehensible. Butt bless their hearts, they’re still trying to be relevant.  

Janet Mock, MSNBC’s ‘So Popular’ host: “My hope is that feminist, racial justice, reproductive rights and LGBT movements build a coalition that centers on the lives of women who lead intersectional lives and too often fall in between the cracks of these narrow mission statements.”

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Lux Alptraum, BinderCon co-founder: “I’d love to see publications make a greater effort to include the voices of women, gender non-conforming.”

Goodness, I had to look “gender non-conforming” up to see what it meant. I really wish I hadn’t:

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Stein,  BinderCon co-founder: “I would like to see less digital dualism, which perpetuates the fallacy that online harassment isn’t “real” harassment when in fact so many women writers face threats just for doing their job -writing- on the Internet.”

I still don’t know what “digital dualism” is butt I’m pretty sure I’m okay with that.

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Mikki Kendall, HoodFeminism.com co-editor: “I want to see a mass realization that police brutality is a feminist issue and for mainstream feminist organizations to help change those policies.”

 

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Patrisse Cullors, created #BlackLivesMatter: “In 2015 I hope for a movement that is fighting for ALL black lives, and that allows for the stories of ALL black women to be in the forefront of our fight.”

That’s right, ALL black lives matter, butt some matter more than others.

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Alicia Garza,  National Domestic Workers Alliance Special Projects Director: “My 2015 resolution is to make sure that black women, especially black queer and trans women, are playing a strong leadership role in the growing movement for black lives and black liberation–because black women are the portals to the future, we can do a lot to shape a new economy and a new democracy for all of us.”

not to belabor the point, and never mind the “black queer and trans woman” part, butt in order for black women to become “portals to the future” don’t they need to – how can I put this delicately?  - actually let the future generation through that first “portal” in tact?

ppblmIn less cynical times this would be considered ironic.

Whew! Feminism has certainly blossomed from it’s roots! For example, in the early age of Betty Freidan Feminism who could have imagined that Beyoncé - Lady M’s “role model” – would one day be a flag bearer:

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And wearing this rather “objectifying” get-up no less:

Superstar Beyonce goes through some sexy costume changes as she returns to the stage on the first night of her 'Mrs Carter World Tour' at Kombank Arena in Belgade, Serbia“Variations of Beyonce’s body suit can be found in brothels, strip clubs and red light districts across the world – where sex is for sale and it happens to be dispensed through a woman’s body.” - An Open Letter to Michelle Obama: Beyoncé Is Not a Role Model

I’ve been around so long that objectification apparently doesn’t mean what objectification used to mean!

121106031939-millennials-friedan-story-topThe face of feminism, 1970

beyonce-performing-at-mtv-european-music-awardsThe “face” of feminism, 2014

“You’ve come a long way, baby!”

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Because Membership Has its Privileges

I cannot believe it: the Wons’ 16 day vacation is over and they’re on their way back to the Big White already. It seems like they just left. Butt if the Wons’ vacation is over, so is everyone else’s.

So you’re up to speed, let’s review how Big Guy spent his winter vacation. It’s really amazing how much Big Guy can squeeze into a mere 16 days: 9 rounds of golf (54 for the year, 214 since taking office, if anyone’s still keeping score. Of course no scores were released as they, like college grades, could prove to be embarrassing)

sealed_recordzsAnd because it’s none of your bees wax, that’s why

5 beach trips,1 snorkeling expedition (where the beaches, normally packed this time of year, were swept clean so as not to annoy and inconvenience all those on holiday by all the helicopters flying overhead and the dozens of Secret Service personnel milling around),

waving from the road at obamaBesides, you can wave at Dear Leader from the road as he drives by

1 hike into the mountains, 1 luau with friends, 12 hours at the gym *ahem* working out,

1 phone call to the bride and groom of a wedding relocated due to one of those golf outings (I’m sure the call more than made up for the inconvenience of relocating at the last minute)

phoneEverything is fine: BO still has his phone…and his putter

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1 shaved ice outing with Wee Won One,

fruity drinksUmmm – fruity!

1 two and a half hour dinner at Alan Wong’s upscale restaurant where money is no object as long as you have plenty of it, and 1 three hour 17 course meal at a really upscale and exclusive restaurant, the Vintage Cave of Waikiki, where the prix fixe menu starts at $295 per person – although that’s for the ordinary elite. For those privileged few for whom money is really no object, the per head price is much higher. And while membership in such an exclusive club can run you $500k, Big Guy received a complimentary lifelong “diplomatic” membership. Because, you know, membership does have its privileges:

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Although as a rule that’s not a concept we normally embrace: neither the “membership” part – which is frequently just a dog whistle for racist exclusion - or the “privileges” part – which is, well, you know…white)

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Although Big Guy is still a big fan of their jackets:

Screenshot Studio capture #2397Member of the Members Only ® Club since 1980

All in all a good vacation, in no small part because Big Guy pretty much followed his own good advice:

Obama also warned press pool members against imbibing certain drinks while in Hawaii. "Be careful about those fruity drinks," he said.

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"They might have a little kick."

So that’s it: Winter Holiday Vacation 2014-15 is a wrap and now it’s time to get back to doing our work to the American People.

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