[Originally published May 19, 2009]
"What it looks like is going to happen is that Libby and . . Rove are going to be executed . . . I don't know how I feel about it because I'm basically against the death penalty, but they are going to be executed.' — Al Franken (2007)
"Someone should call for the impeachment of [the Prez, so that] the world knows that the nation is not standing behind this President's choices, that the nation, a democracy, [sic] feels differently than the man who is leading as if it were a dictatorship . . " — Rosie O'Donnell (2007)
THE CRAZY HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: "Oldest human hair found in hyena dung." It sounds like that hyena had dinner with a human who should have won the world's first Darwin Award posthumously.
Speaking of dinners, I think our President missed his calling. The Correspondents' Dinner proved that he can make jokes with the best of them (though the best they could come up with was Wanda Sykes, who can barely speak the English language, who wishes liver failure on people who can).
The Prez followed up his big debut as a comedian with an appearance at Notre Dame. His theme was "common ground," although he wouldn't know common ground if he were plowing it.
But I'll say this: President Obama thinks he's a used car salesman now (in a way, he is), and this guy could sell global warming and bikinis to Eskimos. Which reminds me:
I was in Marquette, Michigan on the weekend for a meeting, and we had a speaker from Santa Barbara, California who had never been to the Upper Peninsula. Boy, did he get an education. We saw wind and we saw hail; we saw sleet, snow, and rain. There were still snow piles near Lake Superior. It's nearly two months after the first day of "spring" and the temperature this morning was in the 30s. We're still getting scattered frost under Global Warming, so I'd hate to see the U.P. without it (just kidding).
GETTING TO THE POINT, THOUGH:
"Finding common ground" between killing babies and raising them is like trying to find "common ground' between water and cyanide. Put a few drops of cyanide in water and you don't have "common ground"; you have a concoction of POISON. No matter what the tele-prompter has in mind, we get the impression that the President is talking another 50 million abortions, some of which will be paid for with our money ("conscience clause" or no conscience clause).
The first 50 million casualties were the result of a concatenation of events that began on college campi half a century ago, with professors railing against "religion, repression, and guilt." They found "common ground" with many of their horny students. The students protested the death penalty, war, and letting the fetus be born free.
Being lectured by those hippies now in the DNC is enough to make your head spin. Being lectured on "tolerance" by people like Pelosi is just 'too funny'! Howard Dean once said:
"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
I don't sense much "tolerance" there. I sense a bit of "hatred," "bigotry," and "anger." So the recent Correspondents' Dinner sounded more like amateur night at the local comedy club on St. Patty's Day. Liberals are so unaccustomed to having a good time. Jokes are usually against the law in their planet with the six moons, so they threw most of their barbs at George W. Bush. Don Rickles used to be a little "edgy," but at least he remembered who was being roasted and who wasn't, eh?
President Bush wasn't our best President (or the worst), and only time will tell us more about President Obama. His precious legacy will depend a lot more on his deeds than the words of his teleprompter. The concept of "working together" rings a bit hollow after 8 years of liberal "tolerance." Just a few examples more:
- "Shoot him with a .44 caliber Bulldog." - Spike Lee (on Charlton Heston)
- "We would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death . . [and] we would go to their homes and we'd kill their wives and children!" — Alec Baldwin
- "I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease." — Julianne Malveaux, columnist, on Clarence Thomas
- 'If there is retributive justice, [Sen. Helms] will get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it." — Nina Totenberg, NPR
- "What took God so long?" — Homosexual "activists' on Reagan's death© Curtis Dahlgren
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