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Democrats Celebrate Their New Age

January 21st, 2009 by Kevin

The scene on the White House lawn, as Democrats celebrate their rise to power.

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He Is Risen!

January 20th, 2009 by Kevin

From his throne on Mount Olympus, He has descended to Earth and risen to His throne in Hopenchange (previously known as Washinton DC).  Let us all rejoice in His presence!

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A Brand Of One

December 22nd, 2008 by Kevin

Peter Kirsanow has what should be a good observation

Rod Blagojevich, $1 trillion \”fiscal stimulus\”, Harry Reid, expiring tax cuts, Nancy Pelosi, socialized health care, Charlie Rangel, reinstitution of the oil drilling ban, Joe Biden, liberal judicial nominees, Al Franken (maybe), nuclear Iran, John Murtha, car czars, Dennis Kucinich, PC culture, Chris Dodd, entitlement explosion, Barney Frank, entitlement implosion, Barbara Boxer, card check, the Clintons, Russian adventurism.

If Republicans can\’t come back in 2010 they should be sued for political malpractice.

Sued for political malpractice, I agree, but I think we passed that point about 3 election cycles ago.

Fact is Republicans are either unable, or unwilling, to hold their people accountable. Both 2006 and 2008 should demonstrate that conservatives and libertarians have registered their disapproval by refusing to play ball anymore. Not just refused, many have taken their ball and gone home with it.

That should have been an obvious lesson from 2006, but it’s fairly clear that Republicans paid no attention. As a result many of those same malcontents refused to come out and play once again. As a result, 2008 looked pretty similar and the same lesson was pretty obvious. So far it appears as if Republicans are continuing not to pay attention.

By the time the results of 2010 comes around, who is still going to be around to sue them???

[Crossposted at True North]


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Recent Election Proves Runoff Voting Not A Good Idea

December 8th, 2008 by Kevin

Democrats have made a move for instant runoff voting to be used in MN. Basically you rank your choices, and if nobody gets a majority you start using the rankings until someone does.

There are lots of reasons to argue against this, but our recent US Senate recount adds and validates a damn good reason.  Clearly voters are barely capable of filing in a little bubble.  This is a skill children in early grade school have proven capable of mastering.  Plenty of examples of adults apparently unable to accomplish this have been well publicized by the media coverage of our recount.

Given that, what’s the likelihood that asking them to numerically and legibly rank candidates would go any better, if not be an outright travesty?  Even setting aside the confusion of having multiple votes for the same race, it just more chance for people to screw it up.

Not to mention that we were essentially spared the worst of a recount, such as what we saw in both Florida and Ohio in past elections.  Because of our clear cut laws on voting and voter intent and our electronic scan machines, we were spared much of the drama that usually accompanies these types of recounts elsewhere in the country.  Anyone out there still having nightmares of hanging chads??

Does anyone actually think adding at least one more (likely several) layers of complexity to our voting system is really a good idea?


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The Predictable Drama

November 21st, 2008 by Kevin

So the fairly well circulated rumor is that Obama will ask Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State.  A pretty predictable choice.  Obama will be President, but Hillary and Bill are still popular in Democratic circles.  Hillary has her own power base and her supporters delivered the election to Obama.  Because of this she holds power of her own far beyond her own seniority.

Obama is a new President.  He\’ll want a clean slate withou any distracting power struggles.  Plus he has an astronomically large ego, he can\’t stand someone else in his challenging his absolute authority.  So it\’s a rather obvious move for him to nominate her as Secretary of State, and make her his puppet.

Will she take the bait?? I\’d put it about even.  On one hand it increases her credentials and her experience for 2016.  On the other hand she\’s a puppet.

If she turns it down, look for Obama\’s cronies to renew their character assasination form the primaries.


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The Best 300 Movie Reference…Ever

November 6th, 2008 by Kevin

John Miller relates an email from a friend of his regarding the shrinking Coleman lead over Franken.

My friend Mike Long emails:

Let us hope these 300 are as strong as the 300 at Sparta.

This… is… MINNESOTAAAHHH!


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From The \”Nobody Could Have Predicted This\” Dept

November 6th, 2008 by Kevin

Well…..technically this is change…and there probably is a lot of hoping going on.

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Time For Change

November 6th, 2008 by Kevin

Ok so Obama has been elected President, so according to the behavior of virtually every lefty for the last eight years I am now entitled to:

  • Declare that he\’s not my president
  • Insist every single problem from Global Warming to foot fungus is the sole problem of Obama
  • Call Obama Hitler at every opportunity and even especially in situations that don\’t call for it
  • Argue intelligently how Obama was selected not elected
  • Bash my country and insist it\’s the worst thing to ever soil the planet
  • Insult voters and harp about whatever the black equivalent of \”Jesusland\” is.
  • Intentionally sabotage efforts on behalf of this country\’s wellbeing just so it can make Obama look bad
  • Act like a intemperate two year old with the longest temper tantrum in recorded history
  • Call any Obama supporter a facist
  • Violence, property damage and generally any irrational behavior that comes to mind
  • Insist Obama is a imbecilic moron while simultaneously declaring his actions the work of an evil mastermind
  • Photoshop pictures of Obama as a monkey (funny how it was okay when it was Bush, but now it\’s racist huh?)
  • Hang effigies of Obama (funny how it was okay when it was Bush, but now it\’s racist huh?)
  • Obsessively point out his lack of military service any time he so much as blinks in the direction of our military
  • Make death threats on a whim

Thanks but no thanks.  I don\’t see how acting like a petulant child for the next four years helps anyone and doesn\’t annoy the piss out of everyone.

Besides there are lots of silver linings here….

  • Conservatives don\’t have to pretend to support a RINO as president.  Let\’s face it, slamming my head into the wall every time Bush came up with something was causing my medical bills to get out of control.
  • Obama actually has to deliver on all his promises.  Which by last calculations, the lost continent of Hopenchange should be rising from the ocean sea bed by Christmas and the gumdrop trees should be in full bloom by spring.
  • Democrats finally have to discover that an agenda isn\’t just blaming Republicans.  Now that they control all branches, they are actually gonna have to do…..well, something….anything.  Or else look like the impotent asshats they are.
  • Voters have to occasionally be reminded what exactly Democrats do when given the reins of power.  It\’s been a generation since Carter….time to refresh the tree of knowledge.
  • Oh John McCain won\’t be President….yeah, I\’m still a little bitter about being called a racist because I believe in enforcing immigration law.
  • Talk show hosts, bloggers and conservative political pundits will have four straight years of an avalanche of topics to write/rant/talk/etc about.
  • By that same token Daily Kos and the other nutroots have nothing to talk about.  They have to defend those same brownshirts they called fascists until just recently.
  • The Republican party had three straight election cycles of getting it\’s RINO tendencies out of it\’s system, perhaps they\’re willing to return to their roots now??

It\’s all in how you look at it.

And if we learned one thing from the Carter administration, it\’s that this country is strong enough to withstand a bad President.

God Bless America


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Ok Back To Life…

November 5th, 2008 by Kevin

The election is over, it\’s time for you to get back to things that are important. And we\’re here to help with that…

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Election Night Special

November 4th, 2008 by Kevin

Face it, election coverage would be a lot more interesting this way….

Actually in retrospect, it kinda sounds this way already.


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