Archive for May, 2014

Obama Vs. The States

Posted in Politics on May 30th, 2014

Obama, the boy who would be king, has always had a problem with authority that doesn’t stem from himself, his handlers and overseers, or his direct underlings in the Executive.

Ghetto King Obama

Nowhere is this more obvious than when he’s dealing with the several States and the governments demanding that he, to at least some extent, abide by the 10th Amendment.

Louisiana’s Governor, Bobby Jindal ran into this attitude recently.

“When we met with him as governors, I asked him, why don’t you give the states more influence on accrediting higher education, to bring more competition in the marketplace?” Jindal said.

“Here’s the insulting thing: In a room full of Democratic and Republican governors, basically, in so many words he said, ‘We can’t trust states. We can’t trust governors to protect their own people.'”

Of course, to be fair, this goes a bit beyond and outside of Obama’s authoritarian streak. It’s also a cultural disconnect. The question of giving the states more influence on accrediting higher education smacks of States’ Rights; Obama is – by his choice – a Black; and Blacks have been inculcated to believe that States’ Rights is just a code phrase for racism.

Really! Expecting Obama to behave differently or better would be culturally insensitive and would be ignoring the weight of over 150 years of Blacks being taught to be against the several states having any level of authority or autonomy. 😉

More True Than Funny

Posted in Society on May 30th, 2014

Gallardo says he is “deeply disturbed” that the thought of spending every Friday night streaming movies by himself in his apartment for the rest of his life does not sound all that bad to him.
I’m sad, really sad, but I’m also pretty comfortable with everything.

In their satirical article, “Man Terrified To Realize He Could Easily Go On Like ThisThe Onion is more true than funny. Indeed! This is high scorn and social commentary barely couched in sarcasm and irony.

FARMINGTON, NM—Despite being deeply dissatisfied with nearly every aspect of his life, local man Paul Gallardo told reporters Thursday that he was terrified to realize he could very easily continue to exist in such an unhappy state and probably would do so indefinitely.

Gallardo, a part-time file clerk who is unmarried and has few meaningful relationships of any kind, stated that although his personal and professional circumstances were an ongoing source of distress, he feared they would never be sufficiently unbearable to compel him to remedy his situation. According to Gallardo, after more than four decades of living with his painful but entirely manageable loneliness, he was unlikely to ever improve himself, a fact he said has filled him with dread.

“I’ve always been miserable, but I guess I haven’t been quite miserable enough to do anything about it,” said Gallardo, 44, who added that while his daily life is consistently unpleasant, he has never felt the need to abuse alcohol or drugs to numb his emotional anguish. “I still go to my awful job, still pay my rent, still eat a whole frozen pizza pretty much every night. I hate every minute of it, but it’s not making me panic or reassess my life or anything. I kind of wish it did, though.”

“And that’s what’s so scary,” continued Gallardo. “I’m sad, really sad, but I’m also pretty comfortable with everything. God, I hate to say it, but I could see myself doing this for years.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is why we can’t have nice things. Clothed in the velvet glove of sarcasm or not, the iron-fisted truth of the matter is that this sums up the lives and attitudes of the majority of people in the Civilized World, especially those within America’s borders.

We have, as a whole, degenerated into a society of drones, comfortable in our malaise and complacent in our misery. We don’t ever truly consider helping ourselves and our sole exercise in helping other has been reduced to #hashtagerry.

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, this is the way the world ends, not with a bang, not even with a whimper, but a soft sigh of ennui.

Frankly Ironic

Posted in Society on May 29th, 2014

On May 13th, 2014, Redditor unserplatz submitted an image macro titled “Feminist Frank about women in skimpy clothes” to the radical Feminist TrollXChromosomes subreddit, which urged men to treat women who dress “provocatively” with respect.

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The Original Feminist Frank

Feminist Frank was an instant hit with the Feministas and the next day Redditor donut_think_so posted an Imgur gallery of Feminist Frank image macros which gathered more than 2,600 upvotes and 130 comments in five days. In the next week, several “women’s interest” and Internet humor sites swooned over them and highlighted notable examples from the series.

And so an internet meme was born, even if it did fail to thrive.

Frankly Ironic

Pardon the pun – or don’t – but I find this meme frankly ironic. 😉 Oh not the irony of the stereotypical college “playa” fratboy they used. That was deliberate and well-done irony to make a point. No, I’m talking about the catchphrases that they chose to use.

Just about every one those phrases was misborn in the “Black Community.” Given the near 100% overlap between modern Feminists and Liberals and/or Progressives, I find it very ironic that they used sexist and misogynist slang from their most precious protected cultural group. It’s also a bit ironic that they paired them with such a White person’s image, given that they proclaim to hate cultural appropriation.

The First Lady’s Pissed

Posted in Food & Drink, Politics on May 28th, 2014

It seems that Moochelle Obama is getting really pissed off about the growing number of school districts that have rebelled against her War on Food. At her recent Roundtable on Nutrition she got quite irate.

Let me just ask: Why are we even having this conversation? Help me understand why, especially given the fact that the School Nutrition Association worked to pass the original changes in the nutrition standards. It is my understanding that this is the group that’s pushing to change the legislation.

If anyone can help me understand how we wound up here…

— Michelle Obama

This is not in the least shocking. The FLOTUS is “temperamental” and has never dealt well with being balked or questioned, especially by individuals or groups who she believes she can bully through her position as First Lady and her access to the Executive.

Moochelle Obama - Eat What I Tell You To Eat
Eat What I Tell You To Eat!

Of course, I’m sure Moochelle was quite shocked that her selected group of attendees, who were all fairly low on totem pole, had the temerity to question her judgement and the universal efficacy of her plan. It was, after all, no accident that the School Nutrition Association was not invited to send a representative. Moochelle doesn’t tolerate people who have the nerve to question her judgement.

Yeah, Yeah…Yawn

Posted in 2014 Election, Politics on May 28th, 2014

According to CNN’s John King the VA Scandal was the last straw for some Congressional Democrats. Supposedly, privately they’ve turned against Obama and are speaking harshly about him.

“More and more Democrats in key 2014 races are calling for the president to get a spine, they say, and fire his Veterans Affairs secretary. And what more and more Democrats are saying privately is scathing, calling the president and his team detached, flat footed, even incompetent.

“Maggie Haberman,” said King turning to a panelist, “that’s what strikes me, what democrats are saying privately in the wakes of the healthcare.gov problems, they see a president who doesn’t want to take command, doesn’t want to act fast. Raising the competence question. Some Democrats, who believe in government, [are saying] this White House doesn’t appear to have its hand on the lever.”

— John King
CNN, Inside Politics, May 25, 2014

My response is, “Yeah, yeah…Yawn.” The key phrasing in King’s report is, “Democrats in key 2014 races.” All this is is CNN dutifully “leaking” the campaign points of Democrat politicians facing tough re-election fights in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. The Dems want to distant themselves from the failure of Obama Regime and CNN is doing what they can to aid and abet them in doing so.

Face it, the only way a Democrat would ever care about the Military and Veterans is if they unionized.