Squaring the Culture




"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

10/16/2009 (9:10 am)

Life Under "D"

I was bemused this morning while scanning the Drudge Report at the number of headlines that remind us all what life is like when the Democrats rule the roost. It ain’t pretty.

U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects
Study finds $2.6 billion taken from guns and ammunition

Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

This reminds us of two important facts about Democrats: 1) They hate the military. They’ve expanded every aspect of American government so far except the Defense Department. Here, they’re using Defense as a piggy bank for pet projects. 2) You can’t pay attention to what they say, only to what they do. To listen to them, Afghanistan was the Right war, the Must-Win war, and they were the True Patriots who loved our soldiers. All lies. There exists no necessary relationship, in the minds of Democrats, between what they say and what they intend; they’ll say whatever they think you want to hear, then do whatever they feel like doing. They are liars.

Harry Reid Suggests Health Care to Cost $2 Trillion

Oops. I guess saving half a trillion reining in fraud and inefficiency in Medicare won’t pay for the national health care proposal after all, will it? (And, let’s face it, if they actually knew how to save that money by improving Medicare, they’d have done it already, wouldn’t they?) Seriously, what reason does any sane person have to believe the cost projections produced by Congressional Democrats, ever? When have they ever been anything but grossly wrong on the low side? Ever?

Elect Democrats, inflate the deficit. Works every time. Only, this time, it will demolish the currency, too. Not to mention turning our medical care system into Cuba’s. Wheee!

Deal may return Zelaya to power in Hondouras… Developing…

The one instance in the Western Hemisphere where a liberal republic executed its laws properly and defended themselves against a lawless neo-Marxist coup, and we backed the wrong side. Whatever they say, Democrats feel stronger sympathy toward World Socialism than they do toward American liberty. Seriously.

Foreclosures: ‘Worst three months of all time’
Despite signs of broader economic recovery, number of foreclosure filings hit a record high in the third quarter – a sign the plague is still spreading.

The President told us it was necessary, unavoidable, that we had to swell the deficit to unheard-of size in order to stimulate the economy and stop the wave of foreclosures. He told us it was so urgent that we had to pass it in the middle of the night, before anybody had even read the bill. And then, he told us that his recovery package was “… a major step in the fulfillment of his election promise of helping millions of Americans troubled by foreclosure.”

It didn’t work. Democrats’ economic plans never work — because they do not understand economics, and they think government spending is good for an economy. Even though Japan tried exactly this strategy in a similar situation in the 90s, and it did nothing. Even though the US tried this strategy in a similar situation in the 30s, and it did nothing. Even though the currency is on the brink of collapse. Government spending, to Democrats, is like bleeding to an 18th-century physician. The patient died the last 30 times, but it’s still the right thing to do. Real experience doesn’t count, we have to do what is consistent with Democratic theory because Democrats are the Smart Ones™.

Plus, this…

Obama says he’s looking at any way to create jobs

Didn’t he insist that he was the only candidate who knew how to do that? Why doesn’t the fact that he’s still using the same language a year later, all his attempts so far having failed, surprise me?

And just out of curiosity… has he considered getting the government the hell out of the economy’s way and letting free markets stimulate innovation, while looking at “any way to create jobs?” Why do I think that hasn’t come up?

How about this one:

Limbaugh dropped from group seeking to buy Rams…
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh blames others for dropping his Rams ownership bid

So Rush Limbaugh won’t get to buy into the St. Louis Rams after all. Big deal, right? Except, in order to accomplish this, Democrats politicized sports and assassinated the character of a private citizen, inventing racist quotes out of thin air in an irruption of vitriol and gibbering rage, like demons reacting to holy water, simply because they don’t like the man. Character assassination is just about the only thing Democrats do well. They do it well because they have lots of practice. Just ask Rush. And Clarence Thomas. And Sarah Palin. And George W. Bush. And Carrie Prejean. And Robert Bork. And Newt Gingrich. And Linda Tripp. And Katherine Harris. And the list goes on, and on, and on…

Meanwhile, Democrats caution us how mean-spirited conservatives are. Pardon me while I spit.

By the way, notice the subheading, which was written by Yahoo News. It’s a lovely little demonstration of how Democrats take responsibility for the filth they launch at others. Notice how it’s implied that somehow, it’s only Limbaugh’s deficient personal character that leads him to “blame others” for his being removed from the group buying the Rams. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the flood of lies produced by Democratic media hounds. No. It’s Limbaugh’s own fault, but he lacks the character to admit it. Find it in the dictionary under “projection.”

And then there’s this, the creepiest part of all:

LEAKED MEMO: ‘ORGANICALLY’ PRODUCE NETWORK TV TO PROMOTE GOVERNMENT ‘SERVICE’ AGENDA…

Wow. The entertainment and news industry in league with the White House. What happened to “the watchdog of liberty” and “speaking truth to power?” Suddenly, instead of a free, independent press, we have Brave New World, or 1984 and the Ministry of Truth. And we are not free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness; we have a moral obligation to serve Obama. This is how Democrats interpret the American experiment in government. Did you like “War is Peace?” How about “Liberty is Serving Obama?”

There’s more, but I’ve depressed myself enough. Even this last headline is not sufficient to lift my spirits:

Fox News Poll: 43 Percent Would Vote To Re-Elect President Obama
If the election were held today, 43 percent of American voters would back Barack Obama for president, according to a new Fox News poll.

It’s taken less than a year for voters to remember why they handed the government to Republicans ‘way back in 1994. Give Democrats control, and it’s like you’ve turned a valve on a fireplug leading from hell, and you’re pouring raw evil into the streets. Nothing good comes from it; they promise that everything will get better, and everything gets worse. But because they control, they get to direct what wealth hasn’t been sapped out of the system yet into the hands of their crony buddies, while they remove your liberties, smear their opponents, and turn the Land of the Free into a Socialist Worker’s Paradise.

Those numbers will continue to drop, but what of it? Will the wave of Republican, Libertarian, and Unaffiliated legislators that replace the Democrats in the coming elections have the courage to reverse this flood? Will they systematically list, then systematically repeal, every step of this full-tilt flight into Stalinism? Do they have the guts to do it while the wholly-owned subsidiary of World Socialism, the American Press, screeches in our ears how they’re making war on the poor and needy and re-instituting Hitler’s Third Reich?

We are SO screwed…

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20 Comments »

October 16, 2009 @ 10:44 am #

Of course 43% would still vote for Obama. Remember the Republican candidate?

John “The Democrat in Red” McCain.

October 16, 2009 @ 12:39 pm #

You missed this one:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/15/inside-the-ring-2059116/

October 16, 2009 @ 1:18 pm #

“It’s taken less than a year for voters to remember why they handed the government to Republicans ‘way back in 1994. Give Democrats control, and it’s like you’ve turned a valve on a fireplug leading from hell, and you’re pouring raw evil into the streets.”

Let me get this straight…you’re serious here, right? This isn’t some kind of “Stephen Colbert” moment…and I’m not on candid camera…

I’ll stop telling you to remove the R-colored glasses that taint your view on everything…because those aren’t glasses, you’ve had your damned EYES replaced!

Funny as hell.

October 16, 2009 @ 2:20 pm #

Here’s a very interesting tidbit:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/10/the_search_for_the_wikipedia_l.html

Funny how the same names just keep popping up.

October 16, 2009 @ 3:00 pm #

The stuff just keeps rolling in…

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/10/limbaugh_targeted_by_obama_off.html

October 17, 2009 @ 9:51 am #

Let me get this straight…you’re serious here, right? This isn’t some kind of “Stephen Colbert” moment…and I’m not on candid camera…

Jim, you’ve gone past “irritating,” and landed on “abusive.”

October 17, 2009 @ 10:04 am #

Come on Phil, you have to admit that this level of overstatement cannot be taken seriously…

October 17, 2009 @ 1:17 pm #

darkhorse No, actually, what can’t be taken seriously is someone who makes meaningless statements with absolutely no information to back them up.

Phil, on the other hand, provided actual information to back up what he wrote, and I for one, take him quite seriously. What he wrote was an understatement of the problems Democrats have caused, if anything.

October 17, 2009 @ 4:58 pm #

Stop it, John! You’re killing me!

The level of invective pronounced by Phil here is so over the top, SO exaggerated, that it begs to be ridiculed. I am sorry if you think taking sides with Phil against a reasonable moderate solves that problem.

October 17, 2009 @ 10:55 pm #

PS John -

Notice that I wasn’t refuting the carefully selected headlines that Phil produced. I only question what motive Phil could have for his “Fire Hydrant from Hell” simile. They appear to be politics as usual to me.

I think I know. And it has a whole lot to do with a fiery religious fervor to have his side win at any cost.

October 18, 2009 @ 7:22 am #

Well, darkhorse, Phil’s side is the American people. All of them, including his political opponents. That’s the difference between conservatives and liberals in the end. Conservatives want the country to do well, they want individuals empowered to enrich their own lives, including liberals. What do liberals want? They seem to want conservatives to die in a fire.

This country is being run by people who I wouldn’t hire to work under me in a small company. Most of them don’t understand basic economics or human behavior. They don’t seem to be able to grasp history either.

Is Phil guilty of hyperbole? Maybe, but if you believe that his conclusions are correct, as a lot of people do, then what is flowing into our streets if not evil? Is it not evil to destroy a republic that has been functioning for over 200 years, that has spanned the time from horseback travel to instantaneous global communication? The real problem is that the proof of that destruction will come too late, after the fact. It’s not enough to have the destructive effects of bad policy pointed out, with historic examples and sound reasoning. Apparently we’ll have to wait until the house burns down in order to see that it was on fire.

October 18, 2009 @ 10:20 am #

Oh don’t worry, Chris. At least you are willing to participate in the hyperbole also!

“Conservatives want the country to do well, they want individuals empowered to enrich their own lives, including liberals. What do liberals want? They seem to want conservatives to die in a fire.”

The humor continues.

October 18, 2009 @ 11:37 am #

>>And it has a whole lot to do with a fiery religious fervor to have his side win at any cost.>>

_his_ side? I thought you said you were a republican…shouldn’t that be “our” side? If not, what “side” do you think Phil is on?

October 18, 2009 @ 11:40 am #

Suek -

I am leaving me out of the equation, and speaking of the behavior in general of the hard conservatives.

October 18, 2009 @ 11:44 am #

And by the way, Chris and all,

Both sides have proponents who honestly believe their vision is the best for society. And both sides have proponents who are there because they would profit personally from that side winning.

And, incidentally, both sides have people who wish the other side would die in the underworld, and say things along those lines quite often.

The rhetoric here shows, I think, that there are plenty people here from the latter camp. And that’s fine! It just doesn’t show that your philosophy is better.

Phil does a decent job of arguing for his philosophy also, but it is a propaganda statement to say, “Phil’s side is the American people. All of them, including his political opponents. ”

The best parties on both sides believe that about themselves.

October 18, 2009 @ 2:50 pm #

>>The best parties on both sides believe that about themselves.>>

Some of them believe wrong…!

October 19, 2009 @ 9:03 am #

Me, then Suek:

“>>The best parties on both sides believe that about themselves.>>

Some of them believe wrong…!”

And let’s just leave that right where you left it, shall we? : )

October 20, 2009 @ 8:56 pm #

Yes, some of them do believe wrong. You would be one of them.

October 20, 2009 @ 9:03 pm #

Very tactful, Chris : )

Since the original statement was that the best parties on both sides of the spectrum believe they are best for the American People…

…What exactly do you believe I have said about myself that is wrong?

October 21, 2009 @ 11:00 am #

Well…what do you think of this?

http://spectator.org/archives/2009/10/20/fcc-church-conspiracy-to-silen/print

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