Saturday, November 20, 2010

Linky Love, the "BOOT THEM ALL OUT" edition

Because it's either that, or....  well.......

Web Censorship bill sails through the Senate.

And the Government takeover of food production bill.  Yeah, I know that sounds a bit alarmist.  Read the friggin' bill.  It gives the government even more power over everyday citizens.  It's another step towards dictatorship.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Yeah, I do that a lot.

In the meantime, here's a song I've had buried in my brain, replaying itself over and over and over and over for the past week.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Power corrupts

Via Instapundit, this piece on what certain incoming congressmen should expect is full of ....  well, just WRONGness.

The effect this place has, especially [on] men who come to Washington who are away from their families and the behavior you see at night is the behavior you often saw from our friends in college. Especially unattractive members of the Congress who have not had women show attention to them maybe since college. They come here. Power is an aphrodisiac. Suddenly they have women who are interested in them. It’s a temptation some can’t withstand.”
As I'm reading this, I've got ten thousand thoughts all jumping out of my head.  Here's a few that I managed to grab before they flew away.

1 - This is about as negative a connotation on the female gender as you can really write, because the bottom line that comes bursting through is that women only care about power and money.  Yes, yes, I know that only a small percentage of women are out there chasing congressmen, but still, it reinforces the perception.

2 - THIS IS WHY ETHICS AND MORALS MATTER.  Well, it's one of the many reasons why.  There will be a ton of temptations thrown at new members of congress in every direction.  "Vote the way I want and your wife won't see these pictures, mkay?"  "Vote the way I want and these photos of you and your mistress won't show up during your re-election campaign, got it?"  A man who cheats on his wife probably can't be trusted in smaller matters.  You can call that harsh, but if he'll break his oath to his spouse, he'll break his oath to you and anyone else.

There's only two or three paragraphs in that article, and in my mind they manage to encompass a huge amount of wrongness about D.C.

So, did ya miss me?

And while I was away, Charlie Rangle was convicted of 11 ethics charges.  Yay!  Of course, he'll be sentenced by other members of Congress, which means that he'll get to keep his job and maybe get a slap on the wrist, when any other American not politically connected would be sitting in jail.


He should be expelled from Congress.  Period.  Of course, the longer he stays in, the longer we can talk about how such a corrupt worm is a proud member of the Democrat American Communist Party.  So there's still a silver lining to that particular cloud.

Anyways, I'm back, and I'm catching up on the news.  Oh, and the new TSA Guidelines?  What a load of crap.  What an absolute load of crap.  I can't wait until I have some TSA person grabbing my junk in a laughable "search".  And considering the sheer amount of flying I'll have to do?  Maybe I'll start taking the train.