Thursday, November 19, 2009

John Kerry's Daughter Arrested for a DUI - AKA Sen. Kerry is Such a Hypocrite

The title alone is bound to get me some hate tweets from the left. You should have seen some of the tweets they sent me when I wondered aloud whether Obama or Roe v. Wade was to blame for George Tiller's murder and when I made the argument that Obama was to blame for the shooting that occurred at the DC Holocaust Memorial. But I'll go ahead and say it anyway.

Alexandra Forbes Kerry, Sen. John Kerry's daughter, was arrested for a DUI last night and this makes John Kerry a hypocrite.





Wait. What? How is John Kerry shown to be a hypocrite when it was his daughter driving under the influence of alcohol? You're just not thinking like a liberal. What could be more hypocritical than a lawmaker's daughter breaking the law?

Before you claim that it's unfair to pin this on John Kerry, remember two words: Bristol Palin. The left claimed that Bristol's pregnancy illustrated hypocrisy on the part of Sarah Palin because Sarah is a proponent of abstinence education and, her unwed daughter got pregnant. If this was enough to earn Sarah Palin the label of "hypocrite," how is a law-maker's daughter becoming a law-breaker any different?

The definition of hypocrisy on the left is skewed anyway. The left has called Carrie Prejean a hypocrite since news leaked that she made a sex erotic tape in the past.



Dan Calabrese (via Hot Air) explains how hypocrisy works on the left using Prejean as an example:

"You and I think hypocrisy is when you say one thing and do another. Prejean upset the likes of Perez Hilton by saying that marriage is between a man and a woman. So what would make her a hypocrite? If she married another woman, of course. (Or if she, say, performed a wedding ceremony between the aforementioned Mr. Hilton and, er, maybe, Jon Gosselin.)

Then she would be a hypocrite as you and I define it. But that’s not the definition that applies here.

The definition that applies here works like this: She is a conservative and a Christian. Conservatives and Christians are judgmental prudes who a) claim to be perfect; and b) judge everyone else for not being perfect. So it doesn’t matter that she never denounced topless photos. It doesn’t matter that she never denounced “sex tapes.” Every prudish, judgmental belief that has ever been imagined by a critic of Christians and conservatives is hereby ascribed to Carrie Prejean. Anything she has ever done in contradiction of these imagined beliefs thereby proves her hypocrisy.

Conclusion: Gay marriage is awesome. And all because TMZ has a video of Carrie Prejean masturbating. It’s good to be alive."

So it doesn't matter what a person does or even if that person did something, you can still accuse them of hypocrisy as long as it is tangentially related to them either by family or through percieve ideological identification.

On both grounds, allow me to go on-record and accuse Senator John Kerry of being a hypocrite in light of his daughter's recent DUI.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Obama Bows AGAIN - Shanghai Edition

What's wrong with this guy? It's like he gets around other world leaders and can't wait to get a better look at their shoes.

This one comes at about the 1:00 mark.


Alternate theory: he's part drinking bird.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Errors

I am aware that some users are having difficulty loading the site correctly, but it appears to be limited only to Internet Explorer. I am working on the problem, but it may take some time to track down the issue.

I would suggest that you try Google Chrome or FireFox as an alternative to Internet Explorer, not only for my site, but because they are simply better browsers. Both of them load very quickly and have great features.

I will try to get this problem fixed as soon as I can. Thank you for being patient.

UPDATE: I think I fixed the problem. I have tested it on IE7 and it seems to be working now. It seems the floating "Follow Me" Twitter tab that used to be on the right hand side of the page was causing some error. If you still have problems, contact me via twitter at http://twitter.com/Advocate4Change and I'll keep looking into it.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Silly Government, You Can't be a Totalitarian Regime that Runs Everything Without Big Screens

There goes the one solace I felt with the coming totalitarian regime. In all the movies and books about totalitarianism you have these giant televisions showing the leader's speeches, but I always assumed they would show sports or something up there when the dear leader was finished giving his talks.








Now I see the big screens will be outlawed too.

California is expected to implement energy-conserving regulations any day now that manufacturers and retailers say will in effect ban the sale of big-screen TVs in the state. Other states are likely to follow the Golden State’s “green” initiative in the months ahead.

Suddenly the future looks decidedly more bleak now. Goodbye big screens of the future.

Thanks to George W. Bush Comes from Interesting Places These Days

Eleven months is all it took. Eleven months to see the world in context. Eleven months to see what impact one man can have on the course of a nation. After President Obama's response to the Ft. Hood terrorist attack last week, some are beginning to see that President George W. Bush, flawed though he may be, loves this nation.

Obama has shown little evidence that he does. The first indication of this last week came when Obama gave a shout-out to Joe Medicine Crow before addressing the serious attack on our country.



Times of tragedy crystallize the qualities of a leader. Unfortunately for us, Barack Obama is our leader, so we're pretty much hosed. Now even the Hillary-supporters are starting to see the light.

"We used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.

Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.

We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did, and would have set that right tone of leadership in the wake of that disaster. President Gore, President Perot, President Nader, you name it. ANYONE, we assumed, would have filled that role perfectly.

Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us."

HillBuzz's comments on Bush regarding 9/11 are well-founded, but he was the president, right? Didn't he have to step up and lead that day? Sure, but read on to see how they compare the current president with the previous president in their responses to the Ft. Hood attack.
"As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.

FOR HOURS.

The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them...

We hope someday to be able to thank George W. and Laura in person for all they’ve done, and continue to do. They didn’t have to head to Ft. Hood. That was not their responsibility.

The Obamas should have done that.

But didn’t.

Wouldn’t.

Thank goodness George W. is still on his watch, with wonderful Laura at his side."

The conclusion should be the response of the entire nation.

"We will never look at the Bushes, the Bush presidencies, or their legacies the same again…and someday when his presidential library is built, we will be so proud to visit there and tell anyone will listen about November 10th, 2009, the day we finally appreciated former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura.

Thank you for your service, Mr. President. We’re sorry we didn’t appreciate you while you were in office, but we thank Heaven we’ve wised up and can see the good you are out there doing, under the radar, today."

I have not quoted the whole post here, so please do HillBuzz the honor of reading the whole thing for yourself.

And as a solemn reminder, let's rcall what it was like to have a president who fought for an America that he loved. Note the lack of a teleprompter.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Remembering Reagan - Tear Down This Wall

Obama's video-speech today came with his booming God-like echo. However this is the speech that will echo throughout history.



Twenty years ago today, we still remember the day the wall fell and the man who was instrumental in making it happen.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chris Matthews Mocked on His Own Show: "You're Making my Leg Tingle"

How embarrassing. You have a guest on your show who goes out of his way to mock you for having what amounts to a high school crush on your favorite politician while you fancy yourself a journalist. Fortunately, since it didn't happen on Fox, almost nobody saw it.

For fun go back and watch how quickly Matthew's smirk disappears when the comment makes its way into his earpiece.



And, in case you missed it, here's the reference.



Steady.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

5 Takeaways from Tuesday's Election-night Party

Last night felt like a birthday party where people brought balloons and streamers from Virginia. Someone brought a cake from New Jersey. It was going great until someone from the 23rd district in New York showed up, but forgot the ice cream. All told, it was a good party. Ice cream would have been nice, but we still had a great night. Here are 5 takeaways from last night's elections. Think of them as party favors.


1. If You Had to Lose One Election, NY-23 Was The Best Choice
With Republicans winning the Virginia gubernatorial election handily and the New Jersey gubernatorial surprisingly, New York's 23rd district going to the Democrat is a minor loss by comparison. We get another shot at the seat next year, and even though the election of two Republican governors does not help the situation in congress at all, it does send a clear message to the country that a shift is happening. Just look at that lovely picture of Virginia. It went for Obama by 6 points last year, but they chose a Republican for governor this year who won by 17 points. Sa-wing!



Obama won New Jersey by a thrashing 14 points last year. This year, it seems, hopenchange has lost it's shine with the Republican Chris Christie winning by a fat 4 points. Get it? Cause he's fat.



 
2. Early Voting is a Bad Idea
In NY-23 Dede Scozzafava received 7,137 votes. Scozzafava... who dropped out of the race five days earlier... received seven thousand votes. Are people stupid and that uninformed? Yes, but that doesn't account for her numbers. These are probably all early votes and absentee ballots. While there's not much you can do to avoid absentee voting (you might be in the military or otherwise out of state), you don't have to vote early. It's not like off-year elections draw huge lines of people or something. I wonder how many of these voters would have gone with Hoffman, if they were given the chance to amend their ballot. He would need about 75% of them to compete with Owens, but given that Scozzafava was the Republican candidate, that might not be too far off.

In short, you never know what's going to happen in an election, so hold off voting early. What if the candidate you're backing admits to something horrific like a rape or something, You would probably give anything to change your vote. If you voted early, you can't do that. Or what if, say, your candidate drops out of the race at the final hour and a worse candidate wins by just a few votes over a third, more amicable choice. Wouldn't you like to change that vote? This is the lesson for voters from NY-23.

3. Pundits Don't Have a Clue (And Polls Suck)
Polls showed Hoffman up by slim margins in NY-23, and everyone knew New Jersey was going to be close, but would probably go Democrat. Conservative pundits were already speculating on how slim the democratic victory could be that would still allow the GOP to claim a shift in New Jersey. Don't trust the polls. Listen to, but don't follow blindly, the pundits. In the end, the voters will show you the only poll that matters.

4. 2010 Still Looks Like a Democratic Bloodbath
Powerful shifts for the GOP in two Obama states should have all congressional democrats up in 2010 shaking in their collectivist boots. Why? Didn't Democrats pick up a bunch of seats last year? Yes, but this time around there are two factors hurting them.

First, Obama won't be on the ballot. Or more importantly, people won't be breathlessly filling in the straight-ticket vote in order to vote Obama. 2010 will bring out a slightly more informed voter base and that's always bad for Democrats.

Second, people will see through liberal policies and know that they only lead yo debt and despair. $1.4 trillion in debt this year alone with next year only looking to become worse. When you remove pretty-boy Obama from pushing these policies (and instead have stretchy-face Pelosi), the thought of trillions of dollars in debt will hopefully be a powerful reason to vote for the GOP in 2010. 

5. The Power of Obama Failed the Democrats
Obama campaigned heavily on behalf of Corzine in New Jersey... and he lost. Obama campaigned for Deeds in Virginia... and he lost. Obama never showed up in NY-23, and the Democrat, Owens, won. Last night wasn't only a referendum against liberal policies, but, perhaps more importantly, it was a strong statement Obama's ability to drag Democrats across the finish line when his name isn't on the ballot. And that's a good thing.

So set your sights on 2010 and set the long-range goal of 2012. Each has its own challenges, but I think 2012 will prove to be a much harder campaign because if there's one thing Obama does well, it's campaign for office. In fact, that's all he ever does.  Enjoy the glow today, but don't let up. We still have work to do.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Don't Forget to Vote on Tuesday!

Tomorrow elections are happening all over the country for local, state, and national positions, so don't forget to vote. If you live in New York's 23rd district, New Jersey, or Virginia, the nation is looking to you to help determine the political landscape as we move into the 2010 election cycle, so get out there and vote!

This is our first chance to chip away at the Democrats' power through the strength of the voting booth. With Scozzofava out of the NY-23 race, Christie surging ahead in New Jersey, and McDonnell almost a shoo-in, tomorrow night could be the beginning of a second Republican Revolution!

Update: One astute reader pointed out that the correct spelling is "shoo-in" not "shoe-in." I have corrected it above and learned a valuable new spelling in the process!