Saturday, June 9, 2007

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN PARIS SUCCUMED?

I was going to write about the Republican debate today, but got sidetracked by breaking news the whole world has been waiting for. I picked on the Democrats and their pitiful love fest with the CNN crew the other night, and even picked on the (carefully selected) audience and their reactions. In fairness, I will get to the Republicans and my thoughts about those geniuses…Just not today.

Now with that out of the way, here goes:

For the rest of our lives, we undoubtedly will remember what we were doing when we heard that Paris Hilton was being sent back to jail!

As I write this: In the background a talk show is airing on my television set where five people are literally shouting a so-called debate on the philosophical ramifications of the Paris Hilton saga.

I’m sure the Nation is a safer place tonight with Paris Hilton behind bars. I know what some of you are thinking….how can a heinous criminal like Ms. Hilton almost escape the long arm of the law and its crack L.A. justice system? This judicial network, after all, is the same one that saw justice through for the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. The same justice system that made sure O. J. Simpson was not wrongfully accused of murder (sic).

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a ball with this Paris Hilton stuff. Don’t care, never did, never will care about Paris. But damn, the pundits, most of whom purport to care very little about the story, are tripping all over themselves, and clearly don’t have enough air time to play the story ad nauseam.

Still, I have to confess, after being subjected to this bimbo’s clearly empty and messed up, dopy life (and the lives of her ilk), I finally get to see something worth seeing. It was the picture of her crying uncontrollably in the back of a Sheriff’s transport vehicle.

She’s 26 years old and this woman (girl?) could be taught about life by my 15 and 18 year old children. They could do a job raising her that would make “The Nanny” ask for lessons. My 30 year old daughter could teach Paris’s Mother how to be a respectable human being.

Best of all, this is the second time in a week that public outrage has actually appeared to have made a difference in the behavior of public officials. I am referring to this story and the defeat of the Immigration Bill in the Senate this week. Both victories for the American voice. Congratulations, America!

In yet more celebrity news, one of my favorite intellectuals, George Clooney, has voiced his support for B. Hussein Obama. His obvious deep and thorough insight, not to mention educated summation of the candidates, was revealed in his statements in support of Senator Obama. According to Time Magazine he said, “I like Barack Obama a lot. I’ve spent some time with him.” Then he divulged that he “actually had a conversation with him.” Then he said, “I’ll give you whatever support you need – including staying completely away from you.” That’s it. That says it all, I guess. You form your own conclusion!

Then Matt Damon chimed in. “I’m an Obama guy too…I haven’t ever met him or talked to him, but he’s the first person in a long time who I’ve been inspired by.” Makes you proud to be a fellow American, doesn’t it?

If it weren’t for the Hollywood crowd, there would be no easily accessible bar for measuring idiocy.

JD.

Comment from Anonymous:
I was walking in the house after work when I found out Paris was back in jail. lol
Anonymous

Monday, June 4, 2007

ONCE AGAIN, AMERICA LOSES THE DEBATE

If you missed the Democratic presidential love-fest…er, debate last night on CNN, I don’t blame you. It was like watching North Korean chefs interviewing for a stint as night watchman at the Humane Society. Scarrrrrryyy! What a pandering, childishly na├»ve looking, slobbering bunch of stooges. And they were speaking to a live, unwitting and clueless crowd, who were hanging onto every word and promise, without one challenge. I say that quite uncomfortably because it’s true. These are the words a liberal focus group, which attended the debate, used to sum up the candidate they liked: "Looks," "passion," "mannerisms," "energy," "voice," "makes people feel he’s confidant." How about that for a keen and substantive bunch of voters?

I’ll say this for the Dems, as I did for the GOP, there are so many of them it’s hard to refer to them as candidates. Contestant seems to be a more appropriate word.

Here’s how the night played out.

First question went to B. Hussein Obama. The moderator asked “In light of the fact we have not had a terrorist incident in this country since 9/11, and just yesterday the FBI arrested three men involved in a terror plot involving JFK Airport, could it be that the Bush Administration’s efforts to thwart terror could be a success?” Obama’s answer, without hesitation, was a resounding “NO”! I couldn’t comment on that any further and accomplish saying anything more than that answer did. Then this hypocrite Obama started telling me about the “moral dilemma” of executive pay.

Hillary, to her credit, answered that yes, we are safer today than we were then.

Then Edwards was stupid enough to say “This global war on terror ‘bumper sticker, political slogan,’ that’s all it is, that’s all it’s ever been…” And he wonders why he can’t hold on in the polls.

Bill Richardson said we need a President who will ask Americans to sacrifice. Doesn’t look like he’s sacrificing too much. Joe Biden said we need to eliminate about 6 billion dollars (his number) in subsidies to oil companies. And give it to ethanol companies, Joe? He also said we need to significantly raise auto gas mileage by mandating it. So much for free markets and affordable autos. Not to mention, I’m sure automakers around the world have never thought of that.

Kucinich said that the military is for peace, and that we should use them as a peacekeeping force only. If we’re not going to protect ourselves, Dennis, than why have a military? He then said he was going to “create millions of new jobs” by making (yes, making) people spend on alternative energy.

At one point the contestants were asked if, as President, they would veto all bills that contained earmarks (pork). Senator Dodd was asked first and I thought he was going to faint. He embarrassingly had to squirm as he lied and then as the topic sank in, I could see something phenomenal happening to the contestants. While the idea of pork was sinking into their collective brains, I swear I could see them getting fatter and fatter. Just thinking about pork was making them pool saliva all over the stage and Biden started to eat his chair. At one point, a prying camera angle revealed a shot of old Chris Dodd with one of Obama’s shoes sticking out of his mouth. It was gross. I laughed like hell!

I also thought last night that maybe Hillary was changing her name. Her answers kept beginning with “mihusbinbil…” I kept hearing her say mihusbinbil, whenever she was called on. What the hell is mihusbinbil, I wondered?! After about half an hour it dawned on me. My-husband-Bill. She wasn’t answering questions as to how she would handle things, she was answering them as to how she suspects Bill would handle things. Apparently she is already ceding the Presidency to husband Bill. So her answers would start, “Well, my husband, Bill would,” or “What my husband, Bill did.”

John Edwards said he’ll make college free for anyone who graduates from high school and works ten hours a week. And not one challenge from the room. Wow!

What a night from the “Okay, I’ll give you that too” bunch.

The one promise I’m absolutely sure they will keep, if one of them wins the office, is that they will raise taxes.

On another note:
We shouldn’t be surprised that the New York Times ran the terrorist plot story on page 37 Sunday. The front page was devoted to poor people in India making bricks. No shit!!!!

JD.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

I LOVE IRAN (and other CBS bumper stickers)

I watched a love fest tonight. Some could call it a sensitive moment. Seeing two people experiencing such soft passion with hardly any touching could make the hair stand up on the back of the necks of most liberals and even some conservative wimps. I think I’ve seen this interview on the Today Show. Or was it The View (pre-Rosie)? Or maybe Oprah. There was so much affection it bordered on soft porn. But, no, it was a “60 Minutes” episode featuring Mike Wallace interviewing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran.

Wallace made him come across as such a likeable, nice, regular kind of guy. Oh, how Mike wishes we could have a president like Mahmoud.

Sadly, Mahmoud looked much more media savvy than Wallace, the former looking relaxed and assured and the latter looking nervous and out of control, exhibiting horrible body language.

They laughed and giggled together like girls. Wallace was destroyed… out foxed, taken. Wallace was a pawn for Mahmoud’s propaganda machine. Mahmoud straight-up told Wallace what they were going to take about and when.

One of Mike’s idiotic softball questions was: “What do you think of George W. Bush?”

Ahmadinejad answered by reciting some statistics. He said one percent of the total population of the U.S. is in prison (although Bureau of Justice statistics say less than that), 20 percent are illiterate(U.S. Department of Education says 14 percent of adults are illiterate, though in Ahmadinejad’s part of the world there is an illiteracy rate of 19.8 percent for men and over 41 percent for women), 45 million without health insurance coverage. “That is very sad,” he said. His statistics went unchallenged by Wallace, a supposed journalist. No mention of, or questions by, Wallace about rights in Iran. Human rights abuses. Women stoned to death for immoral behavior. Death squads. Couples having their hands tied behind their back and thrown into pools to drown for holding hands in public. Nothing!

He was tougher earlier in the program with Vanessa Redgrave for her alleged anti-Semitism, than he was on Ahmadinejad, who says the holocaust was a fabrication and has repeatedly said that “Israel must be wiped off the face the map.” Wallace at times looked and sounded like he held contempt for Ms. Redgrave. Contempt most Americans would reserve for guys like the good president of Iran.

All and all it was a very pitiful (and embarrassing) moment in U.S. journalism.

JD.

CANDIDATES WILL RIGHT ALL WRONGS (and some that aren't)

Anyone following this ridiculously early presidential campaign has not even begun to hear how rosy and utopian life will be after the 2008 election. Especially if a Democrat wins!

Listening to Hillary, Obama and Edwards this past couple of days I’ve heard amazing things. Read on, you’re sure to agree all the following promises make this crew seem very attractive. Here are a few of the promises I’ve heard lately to fix things that are apparently broken or lacking. And beneath each item is what I think is a little more of what it means:


- “WE ARE GOING TO REVITALIZE THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY.”

JD - Free healthcare for anyone who doesn’t want to get a job and pay for it. Paid for by the people who want to work and take care of themselves and their families.

- “AVOID DISASTERS LIKE HURRICANE KATRINA, ETC.”

JD - Call off the hurricanes. If that doesn’t work, then pray the press don’t insight riots over the government not taking care of every citizen’s personal needs. Why should folks take care of themselves?

- “TWENTIETH CENTURY SCHOOLS. “

JD - Personally, I’d rather see twenty-first century schools. Let’s start by rewarding teachers who want to teach, administrators who have a mission, and reduce the number of boards of education.

- “CLEAN AND EFFICIENT ENERGY USE.”

JD - Steal your money and give it to corn producers for a very inefficient process of refining a very economically inefficient fuel. But it sounds good and it gets the candidates’ votes. Not to mention tons of money into their campaign coffers from anyone to do with corn.

- “MORE AND BETTER TRAINED POLICE.”

JD - Do nothing.

- “FIX THE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM. “

- JD - Do nothing. I don’t even know what this means. But I’ll bet, on the fly, not one of them could give me an intelligent answer with a straight face.

- “OVERHAUL THE DISASTER RESPONSE SYSTEM.”

JD - They’ll do nothing of the sort. FEMA and Co. is a big fat government cow that no one has the guts to touch other than to feed it.

- “GIVE US CLEAN BUILDINGS.”

JD - Neither they, I or you have any idea what they’re talking about here.

- “REIGN IN ‘BIG OIL’ PROFITS.”
JD - Raise taxes on oil, gas and refinery profits. Taxes that will get passed on to you so you can pay even more for gasoline and other end-products of crude oil…like anything made from plastic.

- “FREE PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION. “

JD - “Free” daycare. That’s what pre-school is. This is where the folks who don’t have kids in pre-school, or any other kind of school for that matter, pay for the parents who don’t want to pay for their own child care.

- “FIX IMMIGRATION.”

JD - Depends on which party the candidate belongs to. Republicans want the workers but they do not want them to be voting Americans, because this class tends to vote Democrat. On the other hand, the Democrats want the voters but don’t want the workers to be legal and competing for union jobs, which is a protected Democrat class. Hmmm!



Mayor Ray Nagin is still blaming President Bush for all the mismanagement of just about everything in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin has been widely criticized for his failures during and after this tragedy. Day before yesterday he stood there with a straight face and announced to a city who was amazingly ignorant enough to reelect him, how Bush was to blame. This guy has done nothing right regarding the hurricane and its aftermath and has blamed Bush and the federal government for everything that has gone wrong.

Oh, the entitlement mentality! The whole country buys into the victimization rather than the mess the people of New Orleans created of their own lives, it’s always someone else’s fault.

JD.