Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Narcissus was a self-deprecating introvert compared to this guy

Obama gives a speech in India in which he refers to himself 118 times (in 33 minutes).

He is the poster child for America’s political, economic and cultural decline. I hope we can pull out of this steep dive before we hit the ground.

How much does a mastodon skeleton cost?

One that still has some hunks of dried flesh and a few wisps of hair? ‘Cause I swear, if I lived in Seattle, and had the kind of jack that would cover the cost of such a carcass, I’d throw it in the garbage just to see how Seattle’s table-scraps police reacted.

Our own Confucius

I always enjoy reading Thomas Sowell – on any subject – and am particularly fond of his “random thoughts”. A taste:
President Obama may have gained something politically or ideologically by recognizing Cuba, but just what did the United States gain? Like so much that has been done by this administration, the diplomatic recognition of Cuba demonstrates how safe it is to be our enemy, while our policies toward Ukraine and Israel demonstrate how risky it is to be our ally.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shrewd move, Barry

We freed five senior terrorist commanders in return for Bowe Bergdahl, who is now being charged with desertion.

So, what’s the next thing on Obama’s foreign policy agenda? Halting all military action against ISIS in return for a bag of magic beans? Maybe trading some more terrorist chiefs for a hostage to be named later? How about the 2015 James Taylor Middle East Tour (featuring John Kerry and the Winter Soldiers as a warm-up band)? That ought to be good for a t-shirt, at least.

A bitter pill

Woe and damnation! It appears that the estimable Mr. Bingley will never be able to run for President of the United States.

What am I to do now with all of the money I have raised for the Fedora Party, which was to serve as the nationwide Bingley political machine? I suppose I could repurpose the funds to support the creation of a strategic wine reserve, or purchase a thousand acres of prime tobacco farmland located within the territory of our new friend to the south, Cuba (with the aim of converting it to rainforest, of course – er, except for a hundred acres or so that might conceivably be set aside for a small profit-making venture – strictly to cover the costs of establishing a viable rainforest, you understand – manufacturing a select line of high quality cigars. Paco Estupendos has a nice ring to it).

Perhaps I’d better check the funds balance before getting too far ahead of myself. Let’s see…one, two…four…four-fifty…five…five-and-a-quarter…Hmmm. Anybody want to split a Chick-Fil-A sandwich with me?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Drone on!

Haw! A drone crashes on the White House lawn; Ed Driscoll and Stephen Green do not let this crisis go to waste.

The Republican Party should be on suicide watch

Seriously. Because getting rid of the filibuster on SCOTUS nominees would be one of the most self-destructive things the GOP could do in an era of executive overreach, with an autocratic president just itching to stack the bench with radicals.

So when a future Supreme Court decides that the Second Amendment was never really intended to acknowledge a right to civilian ownership of firearms, we can justifiably refer to the implementing legislation as the Lamar Alexander Gun Confiscation Act.

Ok, America, you can now get back to the really important issues of the day, like whether the Pats used underinflated footballs in their victory over the Colts, and what size does Kim Kardashian’s caboose have to before it can finally file for statehood.