Tag Archives: Absurdia

We Can No Longer Say “It Can’t Happen Here”

6 May


We knew on September 11, 2001 that we were not immune to attacks from the outside. And in a wave of unprecedented solidarity patriotism soared. Everywhere you looked the American flag was flying. How then, did we get to this?

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees
NBCBayArea.com

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

When did this country become this flippin’ stoopid?

Yes, I understand that Cinco de Mayo is important to Mexicans, but it’s not a national holiday in Mexico, and it is not Mexican Independence Day. For the majority of Americans who do celebrate (particularly the non-Mexican Americans) it’s about the beer.

Still I have no problem with recognizing it and celebrating it. But let’s be clear.

This is the United States of America. A country that I’m not afraid to say is the greatest country on earth. Are we always the best people? Maybe not. But our system of government (for the most part) and our freedoms (while we still have them) are far superior.

I don’t own an American Flag t-shirt, but I just might have to buy one. I do have an American Flag tie from some years back. But don’t you dare tell me I can’t wear the colors of my country proudly. That’ll be true for Cinco de Mayo, St. Patrick’s Day and Octoberfest.

Get used to it.

Now, as an aside, if the school had a dress code policy that prohibited certain types of t-shirts, shirts with political statements or otherwise, I’d be defending them.

But that’s not the case.

This is a case of political correctness corroding a principal’s brain. Fortunately, the school district overruled him.

What a sad lesson for the students who were told their patriotism was out of place.

Diversity is one thing.

Stupidity is quite another.

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Who the &^%$ buys a t-shirt like this?

18 Feb


I was out to dinner tonight with the wife and the 10-year-old.  The 20-year-old was off on his own pursuits. 

As we were leaving the restaurant (T.G.I.Friday’s) a couple was walking out of the bar at the same time. 

They looked to be in their 30s, but I couldn’t be sure because what caught my eye was the man’s t-shirt. 

In big bold letters it read:

“F*** the crackers, Polly wanna tattoo.”

Only the big word wasn’t censored.  It was right there in big block letters in all of its explosive consonant glory.

How quaint.

Look, I’m no prude.  I know the word.  It neither shocks nor offends me.  You can’t work in politics very long if it does.  And, truth be told, in almost 52 years, it’s probably exploded across my lips a time or two.

But what kind of degenerate wears it on a shirt?  In public?

What misfiring brain synapses makes someone look in the mirror and say “this is the fashion statement I want to make?”

And why are the fashion police never around when you really need them?

This just creeps me out

30 Sep

Obamaoist children sing for the Dear Leader.

I had exactly the same response that Ed Morrisey did over at HotAir. This is what I thought of:

Riley at Virginia Virtucon tells us that one of the “brains” behind this is NBC News head honcho Jeff Zucker. Riley pulled this from a link that no longer exists on the Obama website:

The likes of Jeff Zucker, Holly Schiffer, Peter Rosenfeld, Darin Moran, Jean Martin, Andy Blumenthal, and Nick Phoenix rearranged schedules to participate. Holly Schiffer was able to get three High Definition cameras (Panasonic HVX250’s), and an AVID editing facility. When Jeff Zucker went to pick up the camera package, Ted Schilowitz happened to be there and offered a RED camera set up on a Steadi Cam.

Fortunately, nothing ever disappears from the Internet. Google has it cached.

And, just in case, I have a screen shot.

So will Jon Stewart feature Louise Lucas next?

1 Aug

Democrats had a field day when Jon Stewart poked fun at Congressman Virgil Goode riding a Hummer in a July 4th Parade.  Goode’s campaign drove the vehicle in the parade plastered with Goode for Congress signs.

Okay. Bad. PR.  Move.

BUT AT LEAST HE DIDN’T DRIVE THE HUMMER TO A PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT GAS PRICES!!!

Lucas brings Hummer to news conference on gas
WAVY.com

NORFOLK, Va (WAVY.com)–It was supposed to be a news conference by supporters for Democratic Senator Barack Obama.

They wanted to blast Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain’s plan to give a brief ‘gas tax’ holiday.

When State Senator Louise Lucas showed up in a gas guzzling Hummer to blast McCain for his stand on the oil crisis, the story changed.

And just why shouldn't Hillary hear the Gospel in church?

21 May

Much has been made about Hillary Clinton attending church in Kentucky on Sunday and hearing a sermon about adultery.  But that, along with some other “facts” is either just a blatant lie or some seriously sloppy reporting.  We report, you decide.

Thing is, I and several other friends, happen to be aquainted with the Pastor where Hillary went to church on Sunday.  In true Democratic fashion, he’s been misrepresented and subject to hate emails since the news reports.

CBS News does get it right that the sermon was prepared before the Church was informed Hillary would be attending.  And by the way, the Church wasn’t asked.  They were just told she was coming. At which point the Pastor informed the campaign of the sermon subject and Scripture.  Yet the campaign chose to come anyway.

Eloise Harper of ABC News gets it wrong when she says, “The hour-long sermon focused on the sin of committing adultery -– as outlined in Mathew 5:27-32.”

The Scripture reference is correct, but Eloise needs a new watch.  The entire service was an hour long.  The sermon was…twelve minutes.

FOXNews gets it even more wrong:  Her presence was never formally recognized, but Clinton was an active participant — singing every song, reading along with every prayer, and smiling widely as an infant was baptized at the altar.

Fox is simply wrong, Clinton was acknowledged.

You would think that the press, many of whom sat with their laptops out during the service would be able to get the facts straight.  But facts don’t make big headlines.

I think more than a few of these journalists need some more time sitting on a hard wooden pew with Mama whacking them in the head every time they get out of line.

Then again, maybe Mama just whacked them too hard.

My recent letter from the RNC…

21 May

Okay, so that’s not a real letter from the RNC, but it almost could be.  I get at least three or four a week.

Joe over at NovaTownHall along with Greg at BVBL have a creative solution for dealing with all the junk mail:  Riddle Me This: Mail From The RNC.

You gotta love it.

Apparently the RNC thinks they’re going to win by 1) nominating the least liked candidate from a list of about 50 zillion, and 2) flooding our mailboxes with piece after piece of direct mail.

So all the GOP needs is the right pair of pumps?

17 May

I really want to be a good Republican and believe in what our party stands for (or used to), but our “leaders” are making it soooooooooooooo hard.

GOP Must “Accessorize” Says Strategist
CBS News

Republican National Committee Deputy Chairman Frank Donatelli: So, you know, it’s kind of like we’re a basic black dress. Sometimes it works. But sometimes you’ve gotta, you know, you’ve gotta have the accessories to go with it. And we need accessories this time.

Well, there’s our problem.  The country is going to hell in a handbasket and the RNC is getting the vapors over what to wear to the funeral.

I’ve got news for Mr. Donatelli.  You can put lipstick on a pig.

But it’s still a pig.

More on the Taxportation Plan

17 May

More on Tim Kaine’s Taxportation Plan of 2008

Governor’s Road Proposals Have Va. Democrats Feuding
The Washington Post

RICHMOND, May 14 — Virginia Democratic leaders are divided over how to raise money to build and fix roads, a rift that threatens to dash Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s hopes of enacting a statewide tax increase this year.
Kaine Should Try Alternate Route To Transportation Financing
Marc Fisher in The Washington Post

Six years ago, Northern Virginia voters weighed the pain of sitting in traffic against the bite that would result from a half-cent local sales tax increase to pay for transportation improvements. By a clear majority, they said, Thanks, but no thanks.

People are hurting, but Kaine, other Democrats want to up their taxes
Letter to the Editor in The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star

Congratulations, Virginians. We’ve now become a state where the prevailing policies are tax and spend, tax and spend.

Both the Warner and Kaine administrations have been “tax and spend.”

Kaine’s tax plan gets tepid backing from Democrats
PilotOnline.com

While Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has to fight Republican opposition to his plan to increase taxes and fees to pay for transportation projects, he also must sway Democratic legislators who have different ideas.

House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, said GOP legislators from the two populous regions will not defect and vote for a slate of new taxes, particularly during an economic recession.

“I don’t know how we’re going to get anything done. It looks to me like the governor is setting us up for a train wreck,” Griffith said.

Cline Opposes Kaine’s Transportation Proposal
RockbridgeWeekly.com

RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Ben Cline (R-24), today issued the following statement regarding Governor Kaine’s latest transportation funding proposal which would increase state taxes by over $1 billion annually.

“I am disappointed but not surprised by Governor Kaine’s latest proposal to raise taxes,” said Cline. “As a member of the House Finance Committee, I have listened to Governor Kaine ask time and time again for us to raise taxes on Virginia families. But when our economy is slowing and rising food and fuel costs are forcing families to tighten their belts, it is the wrong time to ask working Virginians to hand over even more of their hard-earned dollars to the government.”

Michelle Malkin: The stupid party strikes again

13 May

The stupid party strikes again: “The Change You Deserve”
by Michelle Malkin

Oh, dear Lord. The hapless Republican establishment has gone and made a public embarrassment of itself again. Can your hearts take much more of this?

In a memo to be sent to Republican members today, the leadership hints at a new slogan building on the change message that has already been shown to have political resonance with a public unhappy with the nation’s direction…“Through our “Change You Deserve” message and through our “American Families Agenda,” House Republicans will continue our efforts to speak directly to an American public looking for leaders who will offer real solutions for the challenges they confront every day,” said the memo prepared for lawmakers.

I’ve got a clue for you.  How ’bout BEING leaders who will offer real solutions for the every day challenges?

And Michelle is right.  Barack Obama has been endlessly chanting “Change, Change, Change” which is meaningless because he remains unable to define change from what, to what.

How many bazillions of dollars (that I can promise you I didn’t send) did the party spend coming up with that?

How about a list of things Republicans stand for?  How about a list of real solutions Republicans can offer for every day challenges?

Ooops, sorry.  Didn’t mean to embarrass you.

You’ve got that covered all by yourselves.

LESSON FOR TODAY: Politically Incorrect

13 May

Politically Incorrect

Protests planned for tavern that sells controversial T-shirts

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Controversy is brewing in Marietta where a local tavern owner is selling T-shirts that feature a cartoon chimp, “Curious George” peeling a banana, with the words “Obama in ‘08” written underneath. (photo AJC)

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LESSON FOR TOMMORROW:  Double Standard