Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Seen on the news this morning.  A poll.

After Bin Laden, President Obama should focus on
Gas Prices
Ok. So I guess the president has been "focused" on Bin Laden for 2.5 years and hasn't really been paying much attention to anything else, then. Little did we know.

And since the president can ONLY focus on ONE thing at a time... I guess we have to pick ONE.

I dunno, how about addressing the proper size and scope of the Federal Government as outlined in the Constitution, the massive overspending, and enforcing our current immigration laws?

Just for starters?


Whitehawk said...

Yea but Mr. Obama said he could do more than one thing at once as a president. Gave Mc Cain a little schoolin' on this if I remember right when Mc Cain wanted to postpone a debate to vote on an emergency bailout or something. So give him credit he has been workin' on shoving through healthcare, bilking the tax payers, suffocating our children's future in debt, "reforming" the financial system, closing Guantanamo Bay, endowing liberal institutions with unprecedented access to public funds AND tracking bin Laden.

I can hear Forrest saying, "It must be hard to be a president."

jeffmon said...

"I dunno, how about addressing the proper size and scope of the Federal Government as outlined in the Constitution..."

Step AWAY from the BONG!!!

Good one.

jeffmon said...

Ok, so that was a bit snippy.

"But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical, it didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted and the Warren Court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf and that hasn’t shifted."

It's pretty clear what Obama believes about the proper size and scope of the Federal Government. But you already knew that.

tim said...

I'd like our president to focus on playing golf, taking vacations, Tuesday night concerts at the WH, eating ice cream with illegal immigrants...the country has been fundamentally transformed enough.

philmon said...

No, not snippy. I got a good kick out of it.

And yes, given Jeffmon's Obama quote, I like Tim's idea best.

philmon said...

It is true -- there was all that talk of Bush not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time, and Obama was going to be Teh Answer to all that, what with his Harvard edu... oh, wait.

Severian said...

I have to admit, I'm starting to think some good might come out of the Ogabe administration. Outside of a hard core of people who can never be convinced that the media isn't biased in favor of the right (because their idea of "fair and balanced" coverage is Pravda, circa 1988), most Americans will, by the end of this debacle, hold mainstream newsitainment in the kind of contempt normally reserved for used car salesman and ambulance chasers.

Because, as the wording of this "poll" demonstrates, they just can't help themselves. They just have to tongue The Won's hole, no matter what He has done. Or hasn't done. If they could give him credit for the harmonious progression of the seasons the way the court eunuchs used to do for the Chinese Emperor, they'd do that.

They're disgusting and pathetic, and I think lots of people are realizing that.

philmon said...

The sad part is, this was on Fox News.

You know ... the one that's all "Rethuglican Propaganda".

Even they can't help themselves to this kind of focus.


Sadly, it's also the way the parties think. One issue at a time, instead of an overarching philosophical view which they apply to the individual issues as they come up.

Severian said...

It doesn't surprise me at all that it's a Fox poll -- those who whine loudest about "Faux News" have never watched a single second of their coverage.

Fox is "conservative" because Rupert Murdoch kinda leans that way (10%), and because Rupert Murdoch is a savvy businessman who understands the concept of product differentiation (90%). "Journalists," on the other hand, are almost all flaming nutjob liberals, because anyone can read off a teleprompter or write a baseball box score and so they have to feel like they're somehow Saving The World when they're reading cue cards or doing the dumbed-down Mad Libs that pass for news stories these days.

(So much, by the way, for liberals' vaunted "integrity;" shouldn't they be holding sit-ins or something rather than taking Rupert's filthy capitalist lucre?)

Sorry for going off on a rant here, but the "Faux News" thing just kills me. When you point out how grossly slanted the rest of the MSM is, liberals claim there's no such thing as media bias. When you point out that "Faux News" sure seems to be biased, and that therefore "media bias" must be real, they sneeringly come back with "that's not news, that's propaganda."

So once again they're so, so right. About everything. And then they keep on citing people like Paul Krugman as unimpeachable authorities. Gah! Again, this is why I'm really hoping that after four (or, God save us, eight) years of fawning tongue-baths of Pharaoh Obymandias, even the dumbasses will start to see how slimy and unreliable "the media" really is.

jeffmon said...

Severian, there's no question that it's a good thing Obama was elected. Nothing could have more clearly illustrated just how far away from the Constitution our Federal Government has strayed. Obama is sprinting away from it, but McCain would have limped in the same direction. It took the shock of Obama to make people realize what is going on.

So, painful as it is right now, it's probably for the best. I hope....

philmon said...

I think you're right, jeffmon.

Just hope we can keep the energy levels up for the election. I think it'll pick back up this fall and then next spring I expect to see Gadsden flags everywhere.

Meantime, I'm reading. A lot. Horizontal education will be key for a bottom up change in the way We the People view the proper role of government.

Echo stoppage requires knowledge. And echo stoppage is key to stopping and ultimately reversing the cancer of statism.

philmon said...

Speaking of going off on a rant, Severian ... :-)

Ever put any more thought into making it an organized habit of yours under your very own shingle?

It wa a good rant and echoes my own experience.

nightfly said...

Careful, Sev. philmon's suggestion led to my own Internet degeneracy, more than six years ago. =D

It's too bad that Obama can't focus like a laser on the NCAA brackets every month. I kinda remember March being light on the Marxism and government takeovers.

philmon said...

"... respect the seven-second delay we use." ;-)

Whitehawk said...

"They just have to tongue The Won's hole, no matter what He has done."

Sorry Severian,

I did a bit of research and I couldn't find a source for this. Is it original with you? May I quote you?


Severian said...

Have at it! I doubt it's original to me -- I think the "tongue a hole" bit is an old fraternity insult -- but feel free to use it.