"Once abolish God and the government becomes the God." -G.K. Chesterton

Monday, April 23, 2012

10 Things I Learned This Week: 4/23/2012

10. There's nothing the president can do about high gas prices, but he's the only one who can fix healthcare.
9.   Knowing whether cookies come from a local bakery or a store chain is a really BIG DEAL,  but naming the wrong islands geographically (by a good 4000 miles) in a presidential foreign policy speech isn't.
8.   That whole Lin-sanity thing was fun while it lasted, wasn't it?
7.   Earth Day barely got mentioned this year, although some lefties did celebrate by watching their Chevy Volts catch fire.
6.   Most hotel ice dispensers only have two settings: ice cube trickle of torture and disaster movie avalanche.
5.   I'm over The Killing on AMC. It's 42 minutes of suspenseful whispering and 3 minutes of heavy percussion music like something's about to happen. But it never does.
4.   Farmer's Insurance has the worst commercials on TV. It's not even close. And now they're pairing up with Marvel Comics? If that movie didn't blow, it does now.
3.   There are white Hispanics and non-white Hispanics. Does this also mean there are white blacks and non-white blacks? If so, President Obama is a white black as much as Zimmerman is a white Hispanic.
2.   Metta World Peace is about as peaceful as the Affordable Care Act is affordable. He should change his name to Metta World Least.
1.   "As The Eagle Flies" by Traffic is a vastly overlooked album. Dream Gerrard is one of Steve Winwood's greatest contributions to music. Go download it now.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Buffett Rule

Of course it's phony. Does anyone expect this president to really demand that the millionaires and billionaires who show up at $40,000 per plate dinners to stop funding his campaign, accept the idea of attaining less wealth, and fork over more taxes with no expectation of a return on their investment?

Don't be silly. It's the same reason Warren Buffett is fighting his tax bill while claiming he doesn't pay his fair share - optics to make Big Government grifters seem like do-good, generous grandparents. In fact, everything you need to know about the "Buffett Rule" has already been covered in last year's post, Brother Obama's Wealthy Traveling Salvation Show. Since the administration's class warfare strategy doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon, it's worth rereading.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Never Let a Eucharist Go to Waste

Didn't ballerina and former chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel say something to that effect? Regardless, the president's Easter Egg Roll Festivities at the White House this year contained a lot of him, and as far as that other Messiah, well not so much. Okay, so they wanted a secular Easter Egg Roll. I don't have a problem with that per se. But when you branch off into yoga gardens, well, I think Easter at the White House has officially jumped the shark.

The theme of this year's festivities was "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move," encouraging physical activity as part of Michelle Obama's war against obesity, which has literally led to an uptick in fat kids being bullied.

Eggs were decorated with images of Obama the Great, an idea he must have stolen from Kim Jong the Second. Oh, my bad. Not the eggs. The basketballs. Because who doesn't want to leave an Easter Egg hunt with a rubber souvenir of our new deity in tow? You can just imagine some eight year old growing up and hanging onto that basketball until one day he realizes, oh, that's what we went $5 trillion in the hole for. Rock me, Obamadeus!

This is what liberals do. Destroy traditional religious institutions that have proven their worth and replace them with false idols who have proven that they can only perform miracles with other people's money. And even then, they're left explaining failed stimulus bills, failed auto bailouts, failed economies, and mountains of debt.

Hat tip: The greatest coverage of this administration on the planet next to Mark Steyn, the excellent Pundit and Pundette.