If only the president were as eager to protect the border as he was to blockade Americans from their national parks and historic monuments during the budget standoff.
Colorado’s Senator Mark Udall: "I will vote with Obama on every damn issue."
"But if he shows up in town, I won't be there. That dude is radioactive!"
"Stupid Coloradans, please stupidly cast your stupid vote for me."
Note for those impaired by literalism: the quote marks are facetious but descriptively accurate.
I think I've heard of LeBron...sounds vaguely familiar. But I have no idea what "Cleveland" is.
Poignant and oddly funny moment at the graveside service for the father of my dear friend, Greg Golyansky. It was a Jewish/Russian service; a grandson’s sweet, brief eulogy was the only English in the ceremony. The Rabbi was straight out of Fiddler on the Roof and incanted monotone Greek…er, Russian.
The turnout wasn’t small, but there seemed a lack of strong or young-enough men to assemble six pall bearers. I asked Greg if that was covered, and he asked me to stay close to the hearse in case. At the last moment, a few more men drew close. I told Greg I would withdraw, especially since, judging by the kippa or yarmulke on every head, they were members of the Tribe.
As the procession moved from the road toward the grave, Greg leaned over and whispered: “Actually, half these guys are Muslim.”
“Really?” I asked, “like Bosnian Muslim?”
“No, Russian Muslim. Like from Uzbekistan.”
The thought of Russian Muslim immigrants wearing yarmulkes carrying their Russian Jewish immigrant neighbor to his rest in a casket adorned with a Star of David filled my heart with a smile.
“That makes me want to laugh,” I said.
“Me too,” Greg answered.
Then he bowed his head and kept walking.
I'm going to punch you. At will. My blows might be poorly aimed or weakly delivered. I'll usually miss your face or throat or gut. The damage I do you will be limited by my punching prowess.
And you--I expect you to be stoic and respond "proportionally." You are not justified in delivering sharp blows to my vital parts. You are not justified in responding with deadly weapons. You are not justified in doing whatever is required to cause me to stop punching you. Your response must satisfy the community standard of "proportionality."
The critics of Israel are moral or logical pygmies or both.
Mexico typically guards its southern border with a ruthlessness that would horrify US apologists for Mexican immigrants. But not now. Busloads of Central American immigrants are traveling through Mexico apparently unimpeded, straight through to the United States.
Why? What deals have been made? By whom? What the hell is going on?
"I don't do photo opps. I solve problems."
Such obvious rubbish. All he does is photo opps.
What he doesn't do is heavy lifting, responsibility, or accountability. And America has no real media to press the issue.
It's going to be a dangerous two more years.
I'd like to say America can rebound if we elect a president who believes in freedom instead of control. Problem is, we'll still have the permanent bureaucracy who believes they own us.
We cannot prosper until some combination of citizens, electeds, and media tame the regulators whose livelihood depends on shackling us.
Like to braid people's hair?
Like to give back rubs?
Like to give people rides?
Like to sell lemonade?
Better ask for permission and a government credential. It's only civilized. Or would you rather live in Somalia?
Me finding ways to offer help to you is a natural human right. The state intervening and insisting I have to be credentialed and allowed to offer help is statist horse manure.
America is living the conflict between the rebellion and the Empire. I'm stunned how many are desperate to bow to the Emperor.
"Another bad day. My boss wouldn't pay my mortgage for me. Bastard is blocking my access to indoor living."
Reposted from my FB friend Dennis Mess.
The Washington Post put out a reader Bleg to sift through Sarah Palin's gubernatorial emails.
The Washington Post is doing its unAmerican best to ignore the IRS email scandal.
Which emails are more important to America? But, which emails are more important to the liberal agenda?
If you don't get it, you are part of the problem.
The Left's rage against the Hobby Lobby decision is not because anyone believes women have lacked or will lack easy access to birth control;
It's not because they believe the next case will allow employers to monitor and approve or veto our private choices;
It's not because they believe we are on the muddy slope of no stopping toward theocracy;
It is because a private, for-profit institution resisted a Progressive social demand, and protected by our Constitutional government of checks and balances, refused to be bent to the Leftist will.
That's a dangerous precedent that threatens everything the Left aspires to and believes is within its grasp.