October 30, 2010

Will Obama release the facts about what happened to this ship?

Full Disclosure

I've taken a lot of hits here lately. So, for faithful GNN readers and the FOIA, I'm outing everyone in the boiler room - photos of Nick, DC, Sig. I'll even include myself in my old field jacket to show I have nothing to fear from exposure. The photos Nick and DC posted of themselves a few months ago, were fakes. The pictures were of a partnered, middle-aged couple of tin men from Missouri, siding salesmen on a free sales quota trip to Dana Point.

Goomba and DC even pressed Opie to participate in the deception. Contemptible. It was all for a few cheap laughs at our readers' expense. However, because of the odious Griswold v. Connecticut which gave us the right to privacy (and ultimately abortion on demand), you'll have to guess the identity. You know me already, and I think I look a little like Goomba and, now, Sig, who was chosen for GNN on looks alone. DC, though, is....different. There's a clue for DC, BTW.

"Dagnab it! I missed the ABBA retrospective on VH1!"

DC's Music Festival: Pre-Election Weekend is Upon Us

Friends, the vault still has so many hits in it. I was a little delinquent in getting 'em up last night.

Will have some more this weekend. For now, recall the uber-competence and confidence of the Obama Admin's handling of the BP oil spill. All was nearly lost, until Obama sat down with Matt Lauer and rapped this smash hit:

This is the man who calmed the oceans.

October 29, 2010

DC's Bonus Election Coverage: On the Art of Persuasion ...

I've been thinking over my prior post, in which I expressed what a lot of us conservatives are rightfully feeling these days -- anger. I seem to have struck a chord (especially since I am the liberal "RINO" around here). I jest, but long-time Goombaphiles understand.

Well, I am the same guy that wrote "I am pissed," but I want to encourage you to take a look at what we are experiencing from another angle -- that would be the angle of persuasion.

When we communicate what we are thinking about the issues of the day in these most conseqential times, let's remember that we have several audiences. First, we have the true believers and fellow travelers; these are the ones who are most fired up by "I am pissed" red meat. Others ... such as those inclined to agree with us but yet unmotivated, along with the great unwashed (unsure what they think, I know, it's hard to fathom sometimes but true) are unlikely to be persuaded by "red meat," much less anger.

The hard-core opposition, i.e., the Kossacks and such, are pretty much impervious to what we might say, other than to gauge the level of our commitment. I would say expressing anger is a neutral here.

For those who disagree but are open to what we have to say, I would say that this group would probably be turned off by our anger about as much as any group.

Krauthammer has yet to review my findings and approve, but this is what I think.

Bottom line: Anger is generally a poor technique of persuasion. It's a net negative. Think Hillary screeching "We have a right to disagree!!" Think Joy Behar. Okay, sorry about that. But you get the point.

Let's back up a minute. Obama and the Demos won the '08 election, so they get to govern (for a while). Jon Stewart's critique from the left notwithstanding, Obama has done a lot of what he said he would do. He's done arguably the most important thing done by or for the Left in 50 years -- Obamacare. For those listening during the campaign, it was quite clear that Obama would do just as he has done if he had the legislative support.

It seems to me the people to be mad at are the buffoons who bought the line (without any evidence whatsoever) that Obama was a mainstream liberal.

So, how do we persuade those who can be persuaded? My suggestion is that we keep making the case, in as interesting a fashion as possible, while mixing in good measure of levity ... and humility.

If our audience believes that we view ourselves as better than they are, well, we've lost already. Good people can be wrong, and bad people can be right. It's a good thing, for we are all "bad," if you will.

Most of all, I think persuasion requires a clear communication of the message and a strength of character to see the message delivered, in spite of distractions, static, and obstacles. Think Chris Christie. One of my great frustrations over the past few years has been the dearth of "teaching" in public life on what it means to be a conservative, and more fundamentally, an American. We who love this land are always on duty to communicate our vision. If we fail to do so, eventually no one will be left who understands.

Of course, all of this is no easy task, particularly when we are in a mortal struggle with ghoulish post-modernists for the very survival of the nation. But the stakes are too high to give up.

In the end, remember that Atticus Finch's strength of character -- more than his mere words -- is what proved his cause to be just.

I remember the Snow Job. This job is almost as evil.

( – The National Football League’s political action committee—Gridiron PAC—has weighed in on the hotly contested U.S. Senate election in Nevada that pits conservative Republican challenger Sharron Angle against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.

The PAC has given $10,000 to Reid—the maximum it can give in a single election cycle—and no money to Angle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by

PS: Wherever you are, Walt Coleman... F**k You,
you lying cheating dungheap of Democrat pussyhood!

Three More Days

I don't care what my analyst says. November 2nd can't come fast enough.

What would John Wayne have done?

I am pissed.

I heard Charles Krauthammer eschewing the "angry" label the other night, saying that instead he would rather paint the attitude of the electorate as "concerned." Charles, ever the erudite one, made the point that anger is irrational and the media will portray any political victory based upon it as flowing from an irrational impulse, sort of like those of our old buddy Howard Beale.

Although I understand Krauthammer's point, I disagree that anger is necessarily irrational. Is it irrational to burn with rage against some one who tries to destroy what you hold dear? What if they vilify what you hold dear? And attempt to destroy those who would protest against their misdeeds?

Now we have the smear -- actually the latest, but most vile, in a long line of smears -- against Christine O'Donnell. If you want to know how utterly craven the modern left is, try being a Christian woman or minority and also conservative. You are hated because you prove -- by your very existence -- the malfeasance and hypocrisy of the left. Meanwhile, the complicit, copy-cat, conformist media avert their eyes, or perhaps chortle along.

It is very difficult to get my mind around and express in the English language the ugliness of the back-stabbing, cowardly evil that uses women and minorities as chattel and then devours them when the deed is done.

Is it rational to be angry at this? Rather, I would ask, what is wrong with you if you feel no anger?

I am pissed at union zombies busing in union members and bird-dogging them in Nevada to make sure they toe the union line in this election. Everywhere you turn, we must keep an eye out for cheating by Democrats. It enrages me.

Simply seeing Harry Reid pisses me off (except for that picture of him praying. That makes me smile every single time.). And Nancy Pelosi.

And I am pissed at the spineless Republican establishment that failed to tar-and-feather Lisa Mruskinovich and Mike Castle for undermining Republicans' choices for the Senate ... and for failing to support Christine O'Donnell while she takes the fight to the now-clean-shaven Marxist. Dammit!

She is laying it on the line and getting savaged, and these people sit by and watch?!!

I don't have time to get into all that pisses me off about Obama. He shoots the finger at the American electorate, jamming through legislative power grabs that even Demos oppose. He advocates for every miscreant the world over with a grievance against America. He is a very small, insecure man in a big, big position. The juxtaposition causes me to squint so as to hurt my eyes. The veins in my temple begin to throb. I am so pissed.

Our pathetic president who campaigned as post-racial endlessly race-baits ... telling a black audience that Republicans need to "sit in back" and an hispanic audience that opponents of open borders are "enemies."

I wonder if Marco Rubio can be a friend. And where does Col. Allan West sit?

I am pissed.

I would say I am going to vote, but I already have. So, now I am getting others to vote.

You see, my anger is focused like a laser-beam. I am clear-eyed, stone-cold sober -- very rational -- and on the job until it's done.

It only begins next Tuesday.

Thanks to our Goomba-in-Chief

You will notice that St. Nick has changed and spruced up the place with new font and such. I like it. BTW, Nicholas does all this sort of stuff, and puts cool pics up when I forget to, which is pretty much always.

Just wanted to say I liked the look and had nothing to do with it ...

Now, back to bringing it home next week.

October 28, 2010

Bitchplosion In Berkeley

Crane Brinton, in his wonderful, but dense, book, Anatomy of Revolution, noted that one of the recurring historical signs of a revolutionary atmosphere, is what he called "the desertion of the intellectuals". That is, the intellectual class no longer accepts the legitimacy of the current regime; they withdraw from political life entirely, or support the regime's opposition, up to and including violent resistance to it. You might wonder if this is happening in this country. It isn't, chiefly because our intellectual class's affinity is for statism. They want to overthrow liberty as you and I understand it, and not The State.

For all of my adult life, a large class of self-described intellectuals has opposed any regime which isn't staffed by people like themselves, meaning Progressives, socialists, liberals or whatever euphemism for authoritarianism they use at the moment. This isn't exactly desertion, it's a temporary stroll outside the gates, but they race back inside to their seats when their bleating hearts are fluttering, and one of their own is at the controls. They never desert, they just take an excused absence and scrawl obscenities on the sidewalks.

One way to comprehend the power of their selective loyalties is to notice what happens when they lose, or expect to lose. My first experience with this confusion and rage happened in college, after JFK was murdered. Somehow, Jackie and Theodore White contrived to immediately mainline the ideological narcotic that Jack was killed by a right-wing cabal rather than a slow-witted, comm-symp, Cuba-loving loser like Oswald.

The academic orgy of mass lectures and memorial speeches devoted to Kennedy went on for weeks, with some teaching drones in the Soc Sci Dept appearing to lose their senses entirely. Clearly, something was going on other than a normal response to the lunatic murder of a charismatic, young, promising, bull-thrower like John Kennedy.

The thinkers had to blame someone else, someone they already held in contempt. When the thoughts and sympathies of the perp are disturbingly like some of their own, the thinkers adjust the facts. They did the same thing with RFK. Do you ever hear that Sirhan Sirhan was a nutjob Palestinian?

Anyway, to steal a sneer from Glen Reynolds, there is nothing verifiably elite [or intellectual] about the American elite [or intellectuals]. There is too much they don't know, and consider unworthy of knowing or even investigating. They're also nasty. This will pass, because reality proceeds in spite of the intellectuals' distortion of it. However, never underestimate or turn your back on these hyenas.

Some of them got together in a moonbat sweat-lodge (The Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements - seriously) at Berkeley. Read about it HERE. They're pooling their jellied intellects to comprehend the Tea Party Movement; to understand why the Right knows more about the clown Saul Alinsky than the Left, and even more yet - how to arrest Tea Partiers for being Tea Partiers. Mussolini would recognize them at once.

Captain Reid to First Mate Pelosi: Admiral Obama sent us out here. Everything will be fine.

Keep your hopes high, mate. The Admiral woudn't sacrifice us for his own career and agenda ...

Five days until the real wave hits D.C., people. Call, email, give last-minute money ... cajole, pray. You love your country. Act on it. Vote.

God bless America, today and always.

October 27, 2010

Please Feed The Lions

An alleged White House insider is starting to spill the beans about Obama's problems with corruption. And the cookie crumb trail leads straight to Chicago. Although the inside scoop is being released bean by bean, if it is true, it gives a tantalizing glimpse of the wheels falling of The Obama Bus after the elections.

The glorious thing is this: not if, but when the Republicans take over the House, Obama loses his cover. Pelosi won't be there to shield him; Obama will finally be exposed. It won't be pretty - it will be beautiful.

[...[ Enough people are sniffing in the same garbage pile anyways, including the Times. Though I suspect they are burying it at the moment, or trying to. They are still heavily invested in Obama, but that may change soon… Go back to Chicago. That is the key. There is other crap around the White House, other things that could trip them up, but Chicago is where the real heavy deal is that could bring the administration down.

[...] Remember Lewinski? If the Democrats had not lost Congress in 1994, there would have been no scandal – at least not to the extent that it became. But Democrats didn’t control Congress, and so the scandal was allowed – encouraged by those -expletive- Republicans to move ahead. Same thing with Watergate. Democrats in Congress allowed the scandal to grow and move ahead. That’s how it works. And now we have a Democrat President, realizing he is looking at a Republican Congress, and he is facing a real -expletive- storm.

[...] The word is out there – President Obama is in real trouble. They may not have the specifics, but the story of a big scandal coming is circulating now within the party – both parties. So why put your own political career on the line supporting a president who is facing such a fiasco? Simple – they won’t. And so you are seeing the separation happening. The party itself is starting to separate itself from the president. You ever watch those nature programs where the herd doesn’t hang out with the sick one? You got that poor sick antelope or whatever standing all by itself and when it tries to join back with the herd they run away from it? They’ll even attack it themselves if they have to. That’s what happens in politics. If you are in real trouble, the others separate from you. That is what is happening to the president right now.

What matters after the elections is whether or not the Republicans are hungry enough to go after the big game. It is more efficient to hunt as a team so Repubbies - stay together on this one. Antelope, zebra, wildebeest - it doesn't matter. Please feed the lions.

And pass me a rib if you don't mind...

Ronald Reagan has a few words to say about this election.

Coming to an Election Near You Next Week ...

The Incredible Hulk ...
Yes, it's true. Or, at least let's hope.
How much carnage will there be?
Friends, the indispensible Jay Cost is on the record predicting Republican gains of 60. That's pretty much carnage.
Really, though, it's carnage like where George C. Scott (as Patton) is touring the battlefield the morning after his troops had been routed by the Germans. You old-timers remember the scene.
But ... to get to Olberman's head is turning around Exorcist style ... we need to amp it, like Incredible Hulk carnage ... like post-Braveheart battle scene carnage.

Here is Jay Cost's yearning to break free and become the Hulk. Bear in mind: Jay is analyzing the Gallup generic ballot numbers and deciding which way his prediction will go. He is expecting numbers soon that may very well make his shirt start fitting like Goomba's college letter sweater he got for curling.
Keep your eye on Jay Cost. He is the smartest, most accurate political analyst in the country, period.
To get out in front of Cost, though, I am going to go on record and say it ... 80 seats ... under 60, I will be disappointed.

October 26, 2010

A New Democratic Twist On The Inheritance Tax

From north of Putinland (formerly the Union of Socialist Slave Republics), where the midnight snacking never ends, comes this compelling tale of consumate *erp* environmental recycling.

Russian bears treat graveyards as 'giant refrigerators'

A shortage of bears' traditional food near the Arctic Circle has forced the animals to eat human corpses, say locals.

I can see Vladimir Hestonovich running through the streets of Archangel yelling, "It's people! It's my uncle!"
Calm yourself silly man.
Of course it is.

Russian bears have grown so desperate after a scorching summer they have started digging up and eating corpses in municipal cemetries, alarmed officials said today. Bears' traditional food – mushrooms, berries and the odd frog – has disappeared, they added.
These must be democrat bears. First bring back the inheritance tax in 2011, increase the capital gains tax and then you'll truly have "shovel ready" projects for the middle class that Obama's minions have been looking for.

Mark heard Obama's demand to sit in the back of the Blunder Bus. Mark then responds.

Obama tells me to “sit in back.” I respond.

Obama, that great “uniter,” was as divisive as ever yesterday:
“We can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”
Oh. So I “gotta sit in back.”

Allow me to spell some things out to you, Mr. President.

1. You were elected to be President of all the United States. To tell a third or more of America that “they gotta sit in back” is unpresidential and inappropriate. For all his faults, your predecessor, whom you like to blame for your failures, had enough class not to say anything like that.

2. I have no intention of sitting in the back of your bus, sir. Moreover, I will not sit in your bus at all. I am doing all that is in my power to do my part to put up roadblocks to stop your bus before it leads us all off a cliff. And millions of Americans are voting to do likewise. We are not interested in sitting on your bus. It only takes left turns.

And as for those RINOs (
coughMurkowskicough) who will not do their part to stop you, I am doing my part to throw them under the bus.

3. You seem to have trouble understanding the concept of “shovel-ready.” (Or, to be more accurate, you used that term to
lie to the American people.) Will you understand when I tell you take your bus and SHOVE IT*?

With thanks to the Democrat nominee for Governor of Rhode Island.
A dramatic tip of the hat to Mark over at wannabe anglican. If you get a chance, stop over at his site and give him a hearty slap on the back.

We are making an impact, people. Check out this video.

Goomba Upheaval in the Office ...

October 25, 2010

Not everything is peachy in Texas, but most is ...

Most away from the football field, that is.

Okay, here in Longhornland ... it's time to get some perspective.

We've got a big election ahead, with a whole bunch of congressmen up for election with some vulnerable Dems going down, and a hot governor's race (well, sort of ... we don't elect Demos any more to statewide office). Rick Perry is up by about 9 points; he's got some warts and all, but Gov. Perry is pretty smart for an Aggie. And he's conservative. Rallied with Sarah Palin earlier this year to ward off Kay Bailey Hutchison in a primary challenge.

You know that a lot of the nation's jobs of late (what few there are are) have been created here in Texas. Perry takes credit, but really it's the overall climate here. There is too much oxygen and normalcy for Democrats to make it long. I say, let's make the nation more like Texas.

But we are not perfect. No, far from it. Indeed, the marquis college football team in the Republic of Texas is in disarray. It is tough to watch, but a team one year removed from the national championship game is 4-3, with home losses this season to both UCLA and Iowa State. The end is at hand. People are preparing to fling themselves from buildings.

To get an idea how we Texans keep life and football in perspective one week out from the biggest midterm ever, check out THIS POST that really sums up the dire situation.

Okay, go vote out every Democrat in every crevice, cave, and cranny in the nation to divert your attention from the ongoing tragedy in Austin.

Is this as creepy to you as it is to me?

And what's with this new world order "International" House of Pancakes? What ever happened to American food?

October 24, 2010

It Is Time!

It Is Time.

Time for a return to sanity.
Time to restore individual rights and dignity.
Time to prepare for our nation's biennial Constitutional Cathartic and purge Congress.
Time to destroy the lie that government can do better for us than we can do for ourselves.
Time to once and for all make it clear that we, the people, are not the servants of government.
Time to again burst the chains of slavery, slowly and carefully forged over decades so that even the most stolid finally sense them.

It is Time to vote.

Release the Electorate! There is no doubt in my mind that millions and millions of Americans are motivated like never before. I am almost atremble, I can't wait to make my voice heard in a way that cannot be silenced. I am convinced that the elites in the Democratic Party not only hate our country, they also hate us; plain, run-of-the-mill Americans. Don't tell me Obongo and his minions love this Country. They hate everything it stands for and everyone who adheres to American virtue.
One of my favorite writers is PJ O'Rourke; he thinks the same thing. This is his latest offering from the Weekly Standard that explains the hatred of the Dems.

They don’t just hate our Republican, conservative, libertarian, strict constructionist, family values guts. They hate everybody’s guts. And they hate everybody who has any. Democrats hate men, women, blacks, whites, Hispanics, gays, straights, the rich, the poor, and the middle class.

Democrats hate Democrats most of all. Witness the policies that Democrats have inflicted on their core constituencies, resulting in vile schools, lawless slums, economic stagnation, and social immobility. Democrats will do anything to make sure that Democratic voters stay helpless and hopeless enough to vote for Democrats.

It's a jolly good read and sure to help bring this electoral pot to a boil. No way in hell am I going to stand by while these commies turn my country into the Union of American Socialist States (U-ASS))!