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Competence was never Barry’s strong point

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Some people are starting to notice that our Dear Leader isn’t really living up to their expectations of a mildly competent President.

Let’s get serious people! It has been plain from the beginning that his actual “leadership” experience was limited to a brief stint as a Cub Scout.

The American voters who bothered to go to the polls back in November 2008 elected a man who has never held a private sector job in his life!

He was very good at making promises during the campaign, but not so good at actually keeping them once elected.  Foreign leaders are also not taking Barry very seriously eitherCompetence was not what our Dear Leader ran on. It was pure charisma and hatred against his opponents, including fellow democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.   What we have gotten has been back room, corrupt Chicago style politics, not leadership, and if you have been paying attention, that shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Update: Roger Kimball makes the following observation:

But incompetence is only one aspect of Obama’s make up. There are two other attributes along with an under-appreciated, or at least under-commented on, character flaw that we must ponder in order to take the full measure of this post-modern American politician.

The other two attributes are 1) arrogance and 2) ideological animus.

Today is Towel Day!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”

RIP Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

Republicans win Obama’s hometown House seat

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Charles Djou won a special election in Hawaii, putting a Republican in Congress representing the district our Dear Leader lived in for many years.

Monday Book Pick: Alongside Night

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Alongside Night by J. Neil Schulman

This Libertarian novel from 1979 predicted the Obama presidency pretty damn accurately! So much so, the author plans on suing the United States for Copyright Infringement!

Round up post

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Democratic Party Values: Serial Liar Nominated For Senate In Connecticut

“No matter how much people on the left talk about compassion, they have no compassion for the taxpayers.” — Thomas Sowell

The Best Untold Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Tech pundits Leo LaporteJason Calacanis publicly leave Facebook.

“Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) is working hard….to make sure the Feds are watching your every move. Unless you are an illegal alien of course. What passes for Liberalism these days is a strange ideology – American citizens are to be treated as criminals to be kept under continuous government surveillance but if you are a foreigner who enters the country illegally, you should get special dispensations from police questioning. Or unless you are a foreign terrorist overseas or in communication with one. WTF?” — A Few Thoughts on Data Aggregation

Barack Obama does not care about white people.

Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposed $12.4 billon in cuts to California’s budget would reduce state spending to levels unseen since… 2008! — Vodkapundit

“Your Papers Please!” Part 2

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

As in Part 1, we are not talking about the Arizona law that has wide support among Arizonian citizens.

The group that is having their civil rights violated by authorities demanding to see their “identity papers” is the graduating class of a Kalamazoo, Michigan high school.

The evil, anti-civil rights group that is demanding that these kids prove their citizenship, the Obama White House.  That’s right, Barack Hussein Obama, current President of these here United States and head of the democrat party.

Our Dear Leader wants a photo op at an American high school, and plans on personally shaking the hand of every graduating senior.  Before these high school kids from a “fly over state” are going to be allowed near BHO, who BTW called the recent Arizona law “misguided” and ordered the Justice Department to investigate to see whether the law violates civil rights of illegal aliens, they will have to produce for the authorities:

  1. Their full name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Social Security Number
  4. Proof of Citizenship

The smell of the leftist hypocrisy is pretty thick on this Charlie Fox.

Friday B-Movie Pick: Zombieland

Friday, May 21st, 2010


Big time B-Movie! A horror/comedy/action film. Plenty of Zombies, shotguns and humor. Oh ya, plus the occasional young girl in a short skirt or tight jeans. Fire up the popcorn. Plus a major cameo by Bill Murry, playing himself!

Friday B-Movie Archive

Quick Election Update

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Arlen Specter, the Senator who switched from being a “liberal” Republican to a “Right of Center” democrat got his reward from the democrat voters in Pennsylvania. Just as he deserved, he lost the democrat primary.

Mean while, in Kentucky, Rand Paul rode the Tea Party wave to Victory in the Republican primary.

Friday B-Movie Pick: The Phantom

Friday, May 7th, 2010

The Phantom

Set the Wayback Machine to 1996 for this comic hero movie staring Billy Zane. Action and humor highlight this flick that also stars the Movie Buffy, Kristy Swanson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Friday B-Movie Archive

Quote of the Day

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Ludwig von Mises wrote in 1944:

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”

True then, and still true today.