Archive for March, 2009

March 31, 2009

Do I Need A Vanity Plate?

by Smitty

It started at Politico. It picked up steam over at Hot Air. It culminated in a Fetus Hater of the Month ‘award’ for Nancy Keenan over at LaShawn Barber. All because Virginia Governor Kaine’s decision to allow “Choose Life” license license plates in Virginia is a “divisive political ideology”.
Never mind the First Amendment. Never mind that

Kaine defended the move by pointing out that Virginia has a “long-standing program” allowing customized license plates and said that if Planned Parenthood applied for a plate he would grant it.

Maybe life itself is a political ideology for Ms. Keenan.
I’ve never had any interest in a vanity plate. They seem so well named. As Ancient Commenter Solomon observed:

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all [is] vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?–Eccl 1:2-3

Thumbing the nose in a positive way at ideas as suck-tacular as Keenan’s, while small profit indeed, may be worth the price. What to put on a vanity plate? I’ve been thinking of “SEK E 1ST”. Ideas?

March 31, 2009

Another invitation I didn’t get

People are always throwing parties that I’m not invited to, like that intimate little pre-inaugural get-together with Obama at George Freaking Will’s place. And this Fox Nation thing.

See the pattern? I’m just sayin’ . . .

March 31, 2009

Harry Reid: Taxes are voluntary!

This sure takes a load off my mind:

From White Lily, a Nevada resident who says, “We’re going to pull a Daschle here in Nevada in 2010, and send Reid back to civilian life.” (Hat-tip: Carin at Is This Blog On?)

March 31, 2009

Ross Douthat update

Kathy Shaidle sent me an e-mail that said, “Don’t read this until after Lent.”

Smitty? Somebody? Please read the article and comment.

How long until Easter?

Update: by Smitty
Cynthia Yockey fills an important role, tying in her other Douthat reporting into an excellent roundup.
Thank you kindly!

March 31, 2009

Obama: Below the Mendoza Line

“Right now, the majority of the American public sees President Obama as a Jackie Robinson symbol of hope and change. But conservatives have seen his flaws. He can’t hit the curve ball. He can’t field his position. He’s a utility infielder, not an All-Star or Hall of Famer.”

March 31, 2009

Because insane is the new normal

“Melissa Clouthier’s post about teen girls imitating computer porn reminded me of a suggestion by my friend Tito Perdue: Instead of registering sex offenders, law enforcement could save taxpayers money by just making a list of the normal people. It would be a much shorter list.”

March 31, 2009

Right Wing Gonzo Located?

By Smitty

Stacy had been alluding to HST HST while wandering In Search of Right-Wing Gonzo. As SMTP would have it, one of those great pre-RSS pundits blew into the inbox today: Fred Reed. He holds forth on Mexico:

Latin America does not have a drug problem. It has a United States problem. The problem is that Americans want drugs. The US is a huge, voracious, insatiable market for drugs. Americans very much want their brain candy. They will pay whatever they need to pay to get it. All the world knows this.
Why, Mexicans wonder, is America’s drug habit Mexico’s problem? If Americans don’t want drugs, they can stop buying them. Nobody forces anyone to use the stuff.
Ah, the rub is that Washington doesn’t want Americans to have drugs. All right, say Mexicans, that is a problem between the American government and the American people. Let America solve it.
Why, Mexican’s ask—read this sentence carefully—should Mexico tear itself in pieces, lose thousands of dead annyally[sic], and turn into a war zone to solve a problem that America refuses to solve?

I’ve been a Fred Reed fan for a Really Long Time. I was too young for the Hunter S. Thompson thing, but Fred would be my entry into a Right Wing Gonzo competition, as nominating ToM would be too incestuous.

March 31, 2009

Alabama (Sweet) Tea Party April 15

Michelle Malkin has a Tax Day Tea Party update with news of the protests planned nationwide April 15, when I will be in Alabama for the big Birmingham/Shelby County event:

Veterans’ Park

4700 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL

Wednesday, April 15
5-7:30 PM

You can download a PDF flier here. Among those featured will be Birmingham talk-radio stars Matt Murphy of WAPI (1070 AM), Steve and Leah of WERC (960 AM) and Lee Davis of WXJC (850 AM/92.5 FM) who will be broadcasting live from the event. Also featured will be Tim James, a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial primary in 2010.

I’m looking forward to getting down to my old stomping grounds again. Although I grew up in Atlanta, my family’s from Alabama and I graduated from Jacksonville (Ala.) State University, so I’ve got lots of friends and family I hope to see during my trip.

Other Alabama Tea Party events are scheduled in Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Trussville, Tuscaloosa and Auburn. By the way, here’s a T-shirt I designed for the occasion, incorporating the state flag. Click on the image to buy one:

    • My wife’s suspicious I’m going down to Alabama to look up some of my old girlfriends, but I told her not to worry about that — it’s the new girlfriends she’s got to be worried about. (LOL. Just a joke, honey. Put down that butcher knife.) Now, cue the theme song:


      P.S.: Be sure to check out MELTDOWN, Professor Thomas Wood’s new bestseller about the financial crash and why Obamanomics won’t work.

      March 31, 2009

      Intro to Female Psychology, Lesson One

      “When a woman asks, ‘Does this skirt make me look fat?’ The answer is probably yes, which she knows deep down inside, but she isn’t willing to admit it. Knowing that no one is going to tell her that it does make her look fat, even if it does, she gets the false reassurance she desired so that she can wear the skirt without a second thought. By the way, it’s not the skirt that makes you look fat; it’s the fat that makes you look fat.”

      March 31, 2009

      Where this road is leading

      “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a reaction to Enron-style accounting scandals enacted in 2002 on a Senate vote of 99-0, has been one of the most costly and counterproductive regulations imposed on our economy, hindering innovation, slamming the door shut on initial public offerings (IPOs) in the stock market and driving many companies out of U.S. markets and off U.S. tax rolls. Yet because of political appearances and vested minority interests that benefit from the regulation at the expense of the general economy, no politician even talks about removing this drag on our economy – notwithstanding our current perilous condition. Cynics might call this tendency a death wish. President Eisenhower called it ‘creeping socialism.’ Nobel Prize winner Friedrich von Hayek called it The Road to Serfdom.

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      Stocks fell sharply as turmoil in the auto industry and depleted hope for financial and economic stability eroded much of the market’s March gains. . . . The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 254.16 points, or 3.3%, to 7522.02. GM shares shed 25%.”

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