Monday, January 19, 2009

Tired of Obamamania? Turn off the TV and curl up with a good book!

Are you as sick of the Barak-worship as I am? Do the kool-aide drinkers buying into the hype make you want to puke? Are you hoping Barry isn't as bad as you fear, but feel he might be even worse? It might be a good idea to try to somehow ignore the mainstream media and immerse yourself in the low-tech of the printed word on paper (No, I don't mean the Baltimore Sun).

Here's some titles that might suffice:

Guilty- Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America, by Anna Coulter
What can I say about Ann? She may be a bit out-there, but after what we've had to endure the last 8 years from the left, it's about time they get a taste of their own medicine. In this tome the sweet and demure Ms. Coulter talks about the big lie of liberals as victims, when in reality they are often the bullies.

Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, and Washington Lobbyists for Foreign Governments Are Scamming Us ... and What to Do About It
If the book is half as interesting (or long) as its title, author Dick Morris & Co. might get your blood pressure up like he did in the earlier work, "Outrage". That one I had to take in small, bite-sized morsels.

Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America by Mark R. Levin
It's not just elected officials who can heal, or hurt, this country. "The Great One", Mark Levin (not "The One"/Obama) shows us how the men in the robes can do damage as well. We can only hope for a long, healthy life for the remaining conservatives on the Supreme Court.

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37) by Bernard Goldberg
I guess if Coleman's legal challenges fail, Al could screw up even more and move his ranking up the ladder. That would not be a good thing.

The ACLU vs. America: Exposing the Agenda to Redefine Moral Values by Alan Sears & Craig Osten
Alan Sears is the president of the Alliance Defense Fund, a group that defends issues such as religois freedom, traditional marriage, and the pro-life movement.

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by Jonah Goldberg
History is important. As they say, if you don't learn from it you are doomed to repeat it. Since it looks like these wolves will be guarding the henhouse, it would do us good to learn what they are up to.

Never one to be accused of being Politically Correct, there are two more anti-PC books that look interesting. Both are further examinations of history. I am talking about The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades), by Robert Spencer, and then The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, by Thomas E. Woods Jr. It is important to learn about this falsely-named "religion of peace" that we may be forced to submit to (Never!!). Also, it is good to learn the American History we were not taught in school, since those who are re-writing it will certainly leave a lot out. If there is ever to be a re-building of the Country we once knew and loved, we have to know what to build back.

I'm sure there are lots more that could take our minds away from the Coronatio... uh... Inauguration going on in DC.

What will you be doing around Noon on the 20th? Watching history (as the most socialistic, un-vetted, warm body to ever take up residence at 1600 Pa.Ave. is ordained), or reading history (that we may hope for a change back to our conservative roots)?

Crossposted by Chester Peake on Maryland Chesapeake Blog


Chuck said...

It is so amazing that you conservatives FAIL to address the mess that "your" last president caused. Believe me, it is hard to be worse than W. It is because of W's policies that we are in this mess. Furthermore, the media and the world loves Obama because of the man, not the party. So, to all you haters, where were you when Bush messed up the economy? Remember, if Obama gets the country on track, YOU also benefit.

streiff said...

well "Chuck" that is just nonsense.

What mess did President Bush cause? 50 million additional humans no longer living under totalitarian regimes?

The causes of the current economic crisis have a greater home in the Congress which created the CRA, mandating banks loan to non-creditworthy persons, and Barney Franks buggering an executive in an agency he oversaw as committee chairman, and Chris Dodd taking a sweatheart mortgage from a company whose operations he oversaw, and a great deal of very non-political things like people creating investment instruments based on mathematical formulas and not assets.

Bush didn't "mess up the economy." In fact, he pulled us out of the dotcom bust which was created under Clinton.

Obama is not capable of getting the country on track because his policies, as articulated in the campaign, are designed to socialize wide swaths of the economy.

I plan on giving Obama a chance. Exactly the same chance you guys gave Bush in 2000 and every day since.

BTW, political opposition is an American tradition. It isn't "hate" to anyone but an asshat.

chuck said...

This Is Chuck again;

I se that both past administrations share some blame in our current fiasco, but none more than Bush.
Reality just hurts you Righties when you are put in a corner.

Also , I am in the silicon Valey; San Jose. The dot com crash was not the fault of ANY president, it was based on greed here. I do think that Clinton could have done more, but it did happen so fast near the end of his term.

I beg to differ that Obama cannot get the country on tracks; who was your alternative--another Republican?? America has righfully overthrown the Republican Party; They have had so many times to break free from Bush when he really was messing up, yet they went down with the ship. They do deserve every bit of defeat that they have in store. We need to work as Dems/Repubs together to work for the people, get things done. But, it appears the Republicans are still playing their same game, obstruct and blame; they seem to forgot what cause them many seats in 06 and 08. And you Righties always label someting as "socialism" when it comes to leveling the playing field for all Americans. Under Bush the rich had gotten much richer, via tax cuts that mainly benefitted them. Do the math---10% out of $50,000 is not much a reduction--BUT take someone who made 10,MILLION dollars--that is 1 Million dollars in savings.
The reason half of the nation did not give Bush respect is--because he had stolen the first election, and cheated the last one via Ohio.

For that, he never got my respect, unlike Obama who won by a LANDSLIDE, fair and square. Thatis respect.
Also, as an African American--this is extra sweet for me, but I would not elect any president just for his color.

streiff said...

Let's see, the dotcom bust, which started and ended on Clinton's watch was not his fault but the current situation with roots going back to the late 1970s is all Bush's fault. Nice logic.

We're not in a corner on this when dealing with the noncomatose.

You don't think the Dems obstructed Bush? Oh, well, he doesn't count does he.

We label as socialism anything that places government ownership over the means of production. If you earn $500K, it is YOUR money and the government has no business punishing you because you decided to stay in school, get an education, and work 70 hour weeks to succeed. And what do you think the high earner does with his/her money? Buys a house. A car. Travels. Invests. All of those things provide jobs-- or economic stimulus in the parlance of today. And it provides the stimulus rationally rather than creating bogus "green jobs" which rely on tax subsidies to exist.

I'm glad you got your guy. I doubt seriously that 4 years will find you in the same position.

I was perfectly willing to deal with you up until the end but I don't have time to deal with freakin idiots who spin lunatic stories that have been investigated and disproven time and again. Oh, you forgot to mention Diebold's connections to the Republican party.

chuck said...

Well, I am wondering , HOW could the Dems obstruct Bush when he had a Majority in both houses of Congress?

The Dems were blocked out of bipartison deals for the first 6 years of his terms. The Dems are at least trying to include the Repubs into the decision making, but due to the vast differences-(The Republicans in charge care too much about the big business' needs, rather than the common man) That is why the vast majorty of all Americans--Black/White -even some former Righties--went for Obama.

I, am a high wage earner, here in Silicon Valley; I do realize that High earners pay less taxes now, and it benefits us more than the middle class and the poor. This tax savings come at a COST to the government. The Bush Administration had offset the cut in tax revenue by cutting programs that help the poor; housing programs, child care, WIC, HUD programs, Section 8, etc.
For myself, and other high earners, it does not effect us. BUT I was not born into money, so I do know how it means to struggle for your money. You Republicans always ASSUME that the playing field for all is as level for them as it "seems" for you. Trust me, as a person of color, it surely is not. Even for me, as a Google employee, I still see some problems, but not at work; just in the society around me. You Righties assume that "If I can do it, so can they"
As I said before, the Dot Com crash was not the fault of ANY president; they could not have controlled this. It was mere greed gone out of control. I was not a victim of the bust, because I was hard at work at Google as an engineer, and still was counting the days until we had gone public.

It is because of my stock options that I excercised, that I am "comfortable"; I still am realistic: poor people suffer more from our tax cuts. I can afford to pay more taxes---I mean the original tax rate under Clinton.
I am not selfish like many righties.

streiff said...

more Martian logic, Chuck?

If the Dems couldn't obstruct Bush (hmmm Gang of 14? Sound familiar?) how can the Republicans obstruct Obama? Are we smarter than you guys? Or are you guys just dumb? Because I can't see any way Republicans can obstruct Obama given the size of our caucus.

I really hope you have a better understanding of engineering than you do of economics. Tax cuts don't cost the government anything because it isn't their money to begin with and because government 99/100 spends on areas which aren't really productive. Don't get me wrong. I like my airplanes and submarines and bombs but the government buys them because they aren't an efficient use of capital.

As to the other stuff. WIC hasn't been cut. You can look it up. Not even the critics of welfare reform argue that the welfare programs scrapped after 1995 were good ideas.

If we're going to talk on this, take the racialist chip off your shoulder. Your skin color does diddly squat to inform you about the efficacy of government spending or the plight of the poor. There are a helluva lot more whites living in poverty than minorities so unless you're willing to accept my views as representing most poor people I really don't want to hear about your melanin level. It doesn't matter to anyone but you.

As to society, having lived in downtown DC (9th and S, NW, look it up) for 12 years I'd agree. I experienced hard core racism by "people of color" (whatever that is) everyday I lived there. So I am in agreement with you on that point. But the point is really immaterial because those attitudes are not socially acceptable, outside DC anyway, and they are actionable under law. So if you're going to continue with a pity party, I'd just as soon not.

You say you aren't selfish. Absent your 1040 and a look at your charitable contributions and your dayplanner so we can see how much time you contribute to volunteer activities, we only have your word. Again, that is of interest to you but not so much to anyone else.

You have your guy. Fine. I'm happy for you. I offer no apologies for opposing the man. I think the policies he ran on are dangerous and wrong headed. I think he's an empty suit and I'm confident that I won't be alone in that view by this time next year.