Archive for October, 2012

Halloween Horror

Posted in 2012 Election, Humor, Movies, Politics, Society on October 31st, 2012

Life supposedly mimics art and this can cause us to experience nightmares. What should have been just titillating Halloween horror can become a stark, terrifying reality.

Right now the Makers, the tax-paying, productive citizens of America are experiencing just such a horror. A plague of parasite-driven zombies are coming for them.

Parasitic - If you're productive, you are what they eat
Makers Beware! You Are What They Eat

Fortunately, I suppose, this parasite version of a zombie apocalypse isn’t one of the grass-roots varieties. There is a nest leader, a King of the Zombie as it were.

Obama The Zombie King
The Lord Of The Infected

Kill the King and the hive mind loses direction. At that point, the drones are close to harmless and can be obliterated piecemeal. Better even, the method for killing zombies has been long-established and, if one or more brave souls take proper action, the parasitic plague of zombies can be expunged.

Obama seen through a sniper's scope.
Head, Not Heart! Your Dope Is Wrong!

You’ve got to get it right though if you want to end the apocalypse. Headshots are the solution for zombies and politicians, not center of mass. They’ll just get up again otherwise.

Or…We could just vote Obama and as many Leftists out of office on November 6th, 2012. It’s a rather anticlimactic ending for the Obama zombie apocalypse but, I suppose, life doesn’t have to mirror art perfectly in every way. 😆

Related Reading:

The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny
The Society of the Sword Trilogy
Dead Haven: A Zombie Novel (Jack Zombie Book 1)
The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection
Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means

Obamaween Costumes

Posted in Humor, Politics on October 31st, 2012

Tonight is the night of Obama’s favorite holiday. The boy just loves getting dressed up and taking his children trick or treating. He does get a little petulant, though, about having to explain what their costumes are.


They’re Whatever I Say They Are, Racist!

I suppose one can’t blame him though. He spent a lot of time, if not so much skill, in dressing them up as something they aren’t and it’s just wrong of people not to accept that.

Related Reading:

The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less
Healing Through Humor: Fabulous Jokes From the Happy Hunters
Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
Big Little Lies
The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy (MIT Press)

Summing Up The Problem

Posted in 2012 Election, Politics on October 31st, 2012

Summing up the problem in America is actually quite simple. Just read the opening paragraph from this New Times article:

COLUMBUS, Ohio President Obama and Mitt Romney enter the closing week of the campaign in an exceedingly narrow race, according to the latest poll by The New York Times and CBS News, with more voters now viewing Mr. Romney as a stronger leader on the economy and Mr. Obama as a better guardian of the middle class.

The rest of the article is meritless. What is important is that it’s first paragraph distills one of America’s greatest problems down to a concise nugget. People can believe that Romney is the best choice as POTUS for our economy and still believe that reelecting Obama would be a better choice for the middle class.

The inherent schism and conflict in that thought process can only be explained in a couple of ways:

  • The middle class is utterly divorced from the economy at large and is nothing but an artificial construct maintained through government intervention or;
  • The economy is quintessentially combative in nature, with the middle class being pitted against the others in a war for limited and non-renewable resources

As neither of these conditions are true, the belief by some large percentage of the residents of America that one or the other of them is serious problem. It’s the sort of problem that is going to keep us repeating the same bad economic policies and class warfare that we’ve had to endure for the last four years.

Terminating Obama’s employment, while right and necessary for our country’s future, won’t guarantee even a short-term palliative treatment for the problem either. This is a fundamental problem that transcend party lines and socioeconomic strata.

The election of Romney, while a hoped for event, is quite likely to trigger a backlash against Obama’s redistributive policies that is as equally based on these misconceptions of the middle class. That’s not going to solve anything in the long run.

Summing up the problem is easy, though neither as easy nor as obvious as it should be, fixing it is going to bloody difficult.

Related Reading:

Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs
Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
The Elections of 2012
Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions: Research, Theory, and Practice
What Movies Teach about Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure, and Entitlement (Rhetoric, Race, and Religion)