Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Behold: A stupid person

Ed at Hotair brings us the heartwarming tale of a child who was born prematurely and had to leave the country to avoid death. A blogger reporting on the news has said one of the most unintentionally hilarious things I've heard in a while:

I won’t get into the relative merits of the American and Canadian health-care systems here. Suffice it to say that there obviously need to be more neo-natal intensive care unit beds up here. Thankfully — and this doesn’t mean that the American system is better (after all, at least the couple and their baby are guaranteed care up here, thanks to our public system, even if it’s not perfect) — there was an opening south of the border.
Really, a couple and child are guaranteed are up there? Precisely what care did you receive in Canada? If you didn't happen to live a few hours away from a country with some of the best healthcare on earth, your kid would be dead right now. You didn't receive any of this care that you were 'guaranteed' in Canada, you had to come to the good 'ole USA. I struggle to chose an appropriate analogy, so take your pick:

1. All Canada sold you was a guaranteed piece of shit. That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time.

Canada: I'm sorry, we have no neo-natal intensive care beds available at the moment.

Father: I don't understand, you guaranteed healthcare.

Canada: Yes, we do, unfortunately we ran out of beds.

Father: But the guarantee keeps the bed here. That's why you have the

Canada: I know why we have guarantees.

Father: I don't think you do. If you did, my son would have a bed. See, you know how to
make a guarantee, you just don't know how to *hold* the bed and
that's really the most important part of the guarantee, the holding. Anybody
can just make them.

Ok, so that second one didn't turn out so well. The point is: You don't have guaranteed care! If you did, you wouldn't have had to leave the country! I see that Canada's public education system is apparently no better than our own. (And I say this as a product of the Canadian public school system. That's right I went there for all of kindergarten, where they tried to teach me the despicable lie that the letter 'z' is pronounced 'zed'.)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Well, would you look at that

It seems that someone has read this blog, because not two days after I posted the Reagan video where does it show up? That's right Moonbattery. I would just like to say: Ok you motherfuckers, who is reading this blog and passing on what you read here without attribution!?

I know someone is. This is the most influential blog on the internet that no one knows exists. First I post the "this is where we fight!" clip and suddenly bloggers and politicos manage to find a spine. Then I post the Reagan video - which has been on YouTube forever, very unlikely that someone discovered it at the same time I did - and it shows up on a blog that I link too.

I'm not mad, I am happy to see my ideas getting pushed even if I don't get credit for them. But seriously, this can't be a coincidence. Not cool, man. Not cool.

Update: And look, someone else has viciously stolen from me.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What he said

As long as there has been Socialism there have been Statists and Socialists to promote its spread in America, from perennial loser Eugene V. Debs to the momentarily successful Barack Obama. The Statists have been pushing for Socialized medicine for well over half a century, and they are as close to getting it implemented as they ever have been. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

In order to prevent the catastrophic intrusion to our liberty that they desire, we must be vigilant. We must argue. We must show how Obama's "public option" is nothing of the sort. It is nothing but a blatant foot in the door in an attempt to open the flood gates to full blown socialized medicine. We can't let that happen. This is the most articulate, impassioned, and informed speech I have heard on the topic. Sadly, it is 48 years old:

Friday, June 12, 2009

Finally, they tackle the important issues

Have you ever been watching TV when the commercial comes on and the volume is so high that you have to cover your ears to avoid permanent hearing damage? Apparently you're not alone, as Congress has taken a break from impoverishing us and our posterity for a day to focus on something much more important: making sure that commercials aren't too loud.

"Every time the ads came on they blew me out of my seat," said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., who introduced the bill last June. "It really turns you off, makes you think, 'I'll be damned if I give them any of my money.' "
Apparently she is not aware that individuals can actually make the same choice, voting with their dollars to not buy from a company that causes ear damage with their loud commercials. No, she would rather induce the companies to have the correct volume with all the force of the US Congress. Frankly I was unaware that the congress had the power to regulate the volume at which privately held companies not engaging in interstate commerce broadcast the commercials that allow them to stay on the air. You learn something new every day.

I should make an impassioned plea to let the free market dictate how loud commercials should be. I should assail the ever expanding influence of the nanny state on the minutia of our lives. I should, but I wont, because any time they spend on silly shit like this is time they can't spend screwing us with universal healthcare, cap and trade, and whatever other idiocies the Moonbat Messiah has in store for us.

A rational and mature discussion of ideas

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I have decided to come out of the closet

In a manner of speaking. I will now become slightly less anonymous. I shall from this day forth be known as Jeff M. Which is my real name. At least 1/3 of it anyway. How many people with the name Jeff M could there be?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Of course

Arthur Kade has a Twitter account. And who is he following?: Barack Obama. Of course, it is part of the universal law of douchebag attraction.

Why are smart people so dumb?

I was thinking this, but I wasn't planning on writing it. However, the exponential increase in traffic has convinced me to do so.

How is it that me, a stupid kid, in college, not even studying poly-sci, was able to see through Obama's lies back in January of 2007; but highly paid, highly educated politicos such as David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, Kathlene Parker, the entire staff of The Economist, Colin Powell , Christopher Buckley, and well, the entire MSM, were not? (diagram that sentence)

Oh, and that reminds me

Boom. LGF, you're off the blogroll. Try not to take it too hard.

Why yes, yes I will

I will steal certain people's shtick without attribution, and then post a link to my own pathetic blog on the blog that I steal said said shtick from. And yes, my only readers are contributors to said blog.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I'm mad as hell and I won't take it anymore

Fuck this bullshit.

Fuck all of you 'conservatives' who are urging moderation in the Sotomayor confirmation fight. "She is going to be confirmed, there is no reason to get 'ugly'". Fuck. That. She is a racist. She is a judicial activist. She is downright dumb. If we do not fight this, what is there to fight? I don't give a shit what the odds are. I don't give a shit that you want to be liked by your liberal colleagues and friends. This is where we hold them. This is where we fight. This is were [the liberal agenda] dies!

God fucking damn it.

The further you dig into who this woman is, the worse she seems to be. Keep digging. You will find something horrible. We can defeat her. Twenty five days passed between the time that Souter announced his retirement and she was announced as Obama's pick. Given the Obama team's previous vetting ability, do you really believe for a second that was enough time for them to find out everything that could come out against her?

No battle is won before it is fought. Make them earn this.

Oh, and one more thing: