Saturday, January 24, 2009

Diapers to Red State: Stat !!!

Graphic by Brendan Keefe.

The most underreported story of 2009 might be the calm, measured response to the promise of a new president from the wordsmiths at RedState :

1. Head Red Erick Erickson strikes a centrist, "can-do" pose, thoughtfully noting:

Obama's Dangerous Game Starts the Process Toward Our Deaths.

Barack Obama, with his orders to shut down Gitmo and bar enhanced interrogation techniques, is already headed toward Lady MacBeth syndrome (or should that be Pontius Pilate Syndrome). Within the next several years he is going to be repeated having to wash American blood off his hands because of his actions.

2. In "My Conservative Pledge," Aglanon waxes in his own wistful, Bobby Goldsboro-esque way:

For eight years I’ve seen hatred, loathing, anger, ignorance, violence, suppression, oppression, blacklisting and all together a bunch of meanies. I’ve seen Bush called a Nazi. I’ve BEEN called a Nazi. I’ve been told that I support blood for oil, that my beliefs are archaic and that I’m a racist. I’ve seen my God spit upon. My beliefs mocked. My heroes destroyed and my integrity impugned. I’ve seen my country’s soldiers used and spit out for political gain. I’ve seen marches and been told that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. I’ve been told that everything I stand for and believe in is murder, greed and fascism.

3. Unlike Erick and Aglanon, Adamsweb has picked himself up, dusted himself off and is pitching his new Ben Stein vehicle, Waiting to Exhume:

Now, if conservatives are smart, we’ll see more films that feature labor unions as the bad guys. Such an effort would produce a situation where people would think, “So you work for the mafia?” when they introduce themselves as a leader of a union.

4. "Bill" wonders why Sarah Palin is the only person who makes any sense anymore:

Sure a lot was dumped on her during the campaign and there were some mistakes made. Let’s not forget the ratings generated by her convention speech and debate performance. Let’s also not forget the massive crowds she drew everywhere she went. The American people fell in love with Sarah Palin once and they will do so again on her terms, not those of a septuagenarian liberal & media sycophant going through the motions of his last gasp for the presidency.

5. "Kowalski" is very concerned that like Al Gore, Barack Obama is fat:

Those 1.8 million visitors left one heck of a carbon footprint, and by golly, they’re all going to pay for it in the next four years!

6. "Pilgrim" reminds us that Barack Obama is an American only because he has some white relatives and that all black people are jerks:

President Obama is the first American President ever whose brothers, sister, aunts, uncles, and grandmother are not citizens of the United States. They are citizens of Kenya. Nobody reporting on the inauguration of President Obama bothers to point out this first based on nationality of blood relatives. Instead of nationality they focus on race, and they ignore a very important fact about race. They ignore how it was the American side of Barack’s parents who cared for him, raised and nurtured him, and gave him the opportunity to one day become President of the United States. These were white Americans who did the right thing. The African side of Barack’s parents abandoned him as a baby. This was a black African.

6. Mike "Defeat is" DeVine is not surprised that Tuesday's inauguration was uneventful and bland, given that Obama's election campaign was so boring he was barely elected by an insurmountable landslide:

The tepid response to Obama’s speech was the continuation of a trend that dates back to weeks and months before the election, interrupted only by the orgasmic reaction to his Election Night acceptance speech. This is the effect of a two year campaign filled with vacuous, meaningless hope and change rhetoric and human nature’s tendency to boredom with the same old, same old.


Anonymous said...

Doug, check your email from stressline.
Email or call me.


Anonymous said...

Great talking to you. I should have asked for your email. The email I sent was to the wrong Doug Watts in Maine. He was nice enough to answer.

My email is stressline at verizon dot net

I wanted to also let you know about the political columns I write at www.capitolhillbluecom though since you googled me you know almost as much about me as the NSA.

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Anonymous said...

Check this Historic tribal tombstone stolen from Lakeville Cemetary..

The Cemetery Commission recently reported to police that a circa-1872 foot stone with the engraved initials “T. N. S.” had been stolen from the Lakeville Town Forest near Betty’s Neck. It is the tombstone of Thomas Smith, a Mashpee Wampanoag tribe member related to Chief Tuspiquin (aka Tispaquin), who lived on Betty’s Neck.

Unknown whether this had anything to do with the campaign to disprove that the Mashpee Wampanoag had historic ancestral ties to this area.

Also, related article from The Gazette: "Ancient gravestones lead to burial mound discovery"

Hal Brown

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