You Don’t Shoot

20 10 2014

Staten Island

I have sort of a rhetorical question:

Why are the national media and the good hipsters and trust fund brats of Park Slope way more upset over Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri than Eric Garner and Staten Island, New York?

You’ve never heard of Eric Garner?  Well, then, you better start with your favorite internet search engine.  You’ll find out that as far as police-black conflagrations, it’s way murkier and maybe way more the cops’ fault than what happened in handsupdontshoot country close to me.

You’ll find hints in this very blog post, not only in the actual text, but in the categories.





What They Really Wanted Was the Right Not to Leave You Alone

14 10 2014

Houston

You know, I’m just old enough to remember a time when all the LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH community wanted in political terms is to be left alone and their lifestyles tolerated.

There are no bigger despots at heart than the people who scream the loudest for freedom.

And also, remember that all those great family values “conservatives who don’t know they’re conservative yet” (Reagan’s own words) Hispanics and all those church going blacks supposedly opposed to fake marriage voted for her to be Mayor.

 





Abhorring the Vacuum

10 09 2014

Washington, D.C.

It’s finally dawning on the left wing Obama brown nosing cultists:

The good news is that Obama has a pen and a phone.

The bad news is that he won’t have a pen and a phone forever, eventually someone else will.

I think this essay is missing a few things.  Some of the crucial ways in which power has been accumulated around the Presidency in the Era of Hope and Change also include the fact that President Obama is just flat out ignoring the Federal courts in some cases, his executive branch regulatory agencies are on a regulation-issuing rampage, and that his official opposition is mostly hapless and ineffective and given to slap-happy dead end attempts to oppose him (the lawsuit that this essay mentions at the beginning will amount to nothing), and in the case of immigration, deliberately so because it mostly agrees with what he’s doing, the few immigration patriots in Congress notwithstanding.  When you get right down to it, I think the Republican establishment is perfectly happy with ObamaDontCare, because its prime beneficiary, the insurance industry, dumps a lot of money on Republican politicians and Republican-allied think tanks and PACs.

Otherwise, the historical trend is undeniable:  Power abhors a vacuum, and when it can, it almost always accumulates around some central singular force.  That axiom has been aided in recent American history by both the increasing trend of presumed Federal supremacy in most public policy, and an original flaw of the Constitution that invests all military and Federal law enforcement power in the executive branch.  That’s what Obama really means about this “pen and phone” business; it means that he has control of the world’s most powerful military and of Federal law enforcement, the chances of either being defeated for the foreseeable future are slim, so therefore he can do whatever the hell he wants.

Except I think the author of this essay doth protest too much when he worries about future “conservative” Presidents’ use of the pen and phone.  Sure, we might have Republican Presidents, in theory, but the Republican establishment is working day and night to make sure that no genuine conservative (quote-unquote) can win the Republican nomination for President.  That and as I write this, “genuine conservatives” are still worshiping at the altar of the Cult of the Constitution and the cult of one form or another of libertarian ideology, so all you’ll hear them talk about in their quixotic Presidential campaigns is how they want to “restore the Constitution,” as if it’s any more possible to restore a dead document than it is to bring a dead man back to live, notwithstanding that one example two thousand years ago.  The writers at Vox would have a lot of reason to worry if someone like your ever-lovin’ too snarky for his own good blogmeister was running for President in 2016, who would promise to use the pen and phone to benefit white people.  But nobody like me seems to want to do that.





Hidden Hand

16 08 2014

Austin, Texas

Taking a break from Ferguson for just a moment.

When IRSgate broke, I said here and anecdotal evidence has demonstrated that I was on solid ground in saying so, that RINOs and establishment Republicans were a hidden hand.  Because they and the Democrats have one thing in common:  Hatred for the Tea Party Movement.

There’s a hidden hand in this scummy indictment of Rickroller Perry:

B-U-S-H.

Who’s probably running for President in 2016?  Jeb Bush.

Who was Governor of Texas before the Rickroller?  George W. Bush.

Who is running for a statewide office this year in Texas?  George P. Bush, the eldest son of Jeb Bush.

I wouldn’t doubt at all that the Bushes still have enough steam in Texas politics to help Democrats engineer an attempted kneecapping of the Rickroller.  Cui Bono?  Or rather, who is the first and immediate beneficiary of the Rickroller’s Presidential campaign being rent asunder?

Jeb Bush.





Glad Not to Know You

21 07 2014

Washington, D.C.

It’s amazing, isn’t it?  Working for or around Lois Lerner makes one astronomically more likely to experience a hard drive crash, causing you to lose data that just so happens not to have been backed up.

I’m glad I don’t know Lois Lerner.





Because Pen and Phone

25 06 2014

Amurrika

I think Obama will lose this lawsuit.

Won’t matter, though.  He’ll ignore the courts.

Because, pen and phone.

I don’t even know if impeaching and removing him would do any good.  He’d just use the pen and phone to order the Federal men with guns not to remove him.

Turns out separating the executive and legislative powers and giving the executive branch all the law enforcement and military power was the big mistake of the 1787 Constitution.

If the pen and phone is here to stay, then political campaigns going forward should be entirely about Who-Whom, who gets to use the pen and phone on whose behalf.  No more right wing Ron Paul style abstract wonkery about saving a dying document.  Since the 1787 Constitution is dying, we better make sure we have a Vladimir Putin style figure, a patriotic populist nationalist white man, with his butt in that chair behind the Resolute Desk and his hands on the pen and phone on the day it officially dies.

And now that I said “Putin,” I know that lauraagudelo272, whose WordPress avatar has a head picture of Putin, will like this post.





Smoking President

21 05 2014

Washington, D.C.

Here’s your smoking gun:

young-obama-smoking

The smoking gun is the fact that Barack H. Obama II is President.

 








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