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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Things First

Intrepidly confronting the massive economic meltdown primarily brought about by the cultural dismissal of the four conservative cardinal virtues of Prudence, Justice, Temperance, and Fortitude, President Obama remembered his strongest base of support (see "anonymous," top pic), rolled up his sleeves, and boldly got to work to do what must be done to get the greatest nation in the history of the world back up on its kneecapped feet.

First, the president enacted one of the largest tax-cuts in history...

No, wait, that was former President Bush.

First, new President Obama abandoned his empty campaign rhetoric and the assurrances that he believed that the word "marriage" was the exclusive domain of heterosexual husband and wife by calling for the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had ensured just that.

It helps the economy, you see, if these two were married:

Wasting no time ("You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," said White House Chief of Staff Rahm "The Finger" Emanuel), President Obama issued an executive edict on Thursday that reversed the Bush administration policy that banned the use of federal dollars by non-govermental organizations that deal with abortions abroad (known as The Mexico City Policy).

In a symbolic, ceremonious gesture of endorsement, the president signed the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the dubious Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling.

Aborting these things, see, help the economy (as Congresswoman Pelosi explains below):

The DOW was unresponsive to the reversal.

Undeterred, the empowered Democrats, who once bewailed deficits "as far as the eye can see," decided now that the sky's the limit (and it's Bush's fault, anyway), and made sure to include earmarks for hundreds of thousands of dollars in family planning equipment (like lots of condoms) for low-income families in the $825 billion government debt and welfare program (a.k.a. "the economic stimulus bill").

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explained that, essentially, the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tax-paid distribution of condoms will help the economy by inhibiting the birth of more Children to The People, thereby saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in child services and other welfare programs.

Remember, this here (rendered in a Walt Disneylike-style by the pied pipers of Liberalism to appeal to The Children): just as crucial an economic recovery device as this here is:

"Hahahaha! We finally won!"



Anonymous obamas dramas said...

Finally, the solution to anthropogenic global warming has been discovered!

Somebody pass a law mandating proper tire inflation, quick! We've got a planet to save!

4:26 PM  
Blogger John said...

Somebody get some straitjackets. They're friggin' nuts.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did the gay porn and aborted fetus pictures go?!!?

7:11 AM  
Blogger John said...

The shock value of the pics obliterates euphemisms--if not antonyms-- like "choice" and "Justice" that are used by the left in precisely the same way that lipstick is put on a pig in order to sell what is indecent to decent, mainstream America.

That is why the Pro "Choice"/Abortion Left--not the Pro-Life Right-- are the ones who cringe and become outraged when pictures of aborted fetuses are flashed at competing rallies when the former is trying to shout down the latter, because, when it comes to saying just what exactly the insane Left is proposing--and the new president permitting-- to be hoist onto mainsteam society and have normalized, a picture is worth a thousand euphemisms.

Nevertheless, they were too tasteless and made me feel like I was stooping to the level of the very ones who have demonstrated dearths of decorum and a plenitude of poor taste here.

Republicus will wrestle with the pigs and get muddy in the process, but tries to be mindful of not falling into a reverse-Animal Farm trap, i.e. not ending up crawling on all fours and snorting and sloshing around in their slop.

Republicus is aware that allowing the trolls to run ramrod and roughshod here turns off and/or scares away many who I fight for, and perhaps they, the trolls, downgrade this blog by their very presence, but--for the same sake of showing a picture that is worth a thousand words--I let them spew their venom for all to hear and come to their own conclusions.

I will avoid spewing accordingly (whether verbally or graphically).

And so the pictures were removed.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Panting for Christ said...

Hey, nice picture of Ted Haggard and Larry Craig there.

What toilet stall was that taken in?

As a bonus, I'd like to see Senator Vitter (R-SickFuck) in his soiled diapers.


12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is why the bloodthirsty, chickenhawk Right--not the responsible Left-- are the ones who cringe and become outraged when pictures of the coffins of dead soldiers are shown on the news as they have been throughout history because, when it comes to showing just what exactly the cowardly Right is actually doing to victimize young men who are past the fetal development stage, a picture is worth a thousand euphemisms.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, why don't you ask him to show us a fetus hanging on a coat hook, with the crippled, infected mother in the know, the way the sick right prefers to have them done.

12:54 PM  
Blogger the liberal samurai said...

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1:30 PM  
Blogger John said...



1:51 PM  
Blogger John said...

"That is why the bloodthirsty, chickenhawk Right--not the responsible Left-- are the ones who cringe and become outraged when pictures of the coffins of dead soldiers are shown on the news..."

No. They properly cringe and are outraged for the same reason I took down the lurid pictures: They're tasteless, offensive, and unnecessary.

2:10 PM  
Blogger John said...

Yes, the Right "victimizes" America's warrior class when war is called for.

And, of course, the argument should not be framed as Pro-Abortion vs. Pro-Life, nor even Pro-"Choice" vs. Pro-Life, but mire properly "Pro-Free Will" vs. "Pro-Back Alley Abortions With Coathooks."

This is why you're insane.

2:11 PM  
Blogger John said...

...but the point is, what the hell does any of that have to do with the "dire emergency" of having to "fix the economy NOW"?

First things first, as titled.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Lib Sam said...

I was gonna try to post a reasoned version of the left but thought better of it. Though there area few of us left...

Your animal farm analogy is very appropriate. I think I'll just keep lurking quietly...

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Lib Sam said...

But since I'm here... How do you feel about the 2 "stimulus" plans. I'm of the mindset that neither are needed. The economy will sort itself out, as it always has. I don't understand the Rights desire for massive tax cuts... It doesn't really help the unemployed as they pay no taxes. And I'm not too fond of more gov't spending on non-existant "Shovel-Ready" projects.

2:25 PM  
Blogger John said...

"I think I'll just keep lurking quietly..."

Enjoy the show, Sanjay. But please feel free to join in when they gang up on me and pile on.

btw, you don't sound like a Liberal Samurai anymore. More Libertarian.

Good to see you again.

"How do you feel about the 2'stimulus' plans."

That you put the word "stimulus" in quotatons is appropriate.

I agree with you that the economy will sort it's way through this, sooner or later, and, if allowed, it would be a more a "natural" economy than one structured--if not propped up--by arbitrary artificialities (like command and control by the federal government).

But in the meantime, entire populations suffer from and during the readjustment,--including families with children (real ones, not to be confused with The Children), and lower income people (not to be confused with the fictional "The People")----so, in an extraordinary catastrophic readjustment, like we're seeing now, some kind of government intervention into the private sector may be called for.

I don't know exactly what that intervention should be, or how large. Apparently, top economists disagree on that and/or don't know, either.

There are Libertarian/Free Market purists on the right end of the spectrum who want zero government involvement and, like you, want the free market economy to just sort itself out, lettinmg the chips fall where they may in the process, in a sort of Darwinian survival of the fittest attitude (entrepreneurship, it is figured, would find a way to see to the needs of those at the bottom and make a living--if not a profit--out of it in the process, in an ideal Libertarian world, presumably--and if Phelonius is reading this, he can feel free to correct me and elaborate).

On the left end of the spectrum are the socialists and communists (the former being communists-Lite who gravitate towards the black hole of communism and so, left alone over time, will turn communist).

They want as much government command and control as the populace can be suckered into handing over (as long as the government is run by leftists, of course, which is why they're quite happy with the Patriot Act now, as it can be used for precisely the same reasons they projectingly complained about when Bush and the Republicans were in power).

Of course, the reality has always been a hybrid of the extremes, sometimes operating left of center, and then, with a change in parties representing the respective ideologies, moving over to the other side along the scale.

With Wilson, FDR, and LBJ, the economic system tilted far to the left. Nixon and Ford brought it Left of center, Carter ran it back, and Reagan...well, Reagan undid them all and pulled the entire country--and much of the civilized world--well right of center.

Bush 41, Clinton, and 43--aside from the candies they would throw out to the respective ends of the spectrum-- got dragged into the center scrum and got kicked around like rugby balls.

The ball popped out with the crash and landed in the hands of Obama, and no one is quite sure which way he's going to run with it, or if he'll decide to keep the scrum going (and some philosophers would say that that's where the ball should always be, and in a constant state of tension).

He sprinted down to the right during the campaign, but now it seems they may have been headfakes as he dives into the center scrum again while managing to throw out a fistful of lollipops downfield to the left.

Few can say for sure which way the ball is going to move (although both extremes sound either angrily or excitedly certain that he's going to bolt left, and has already begun aggressively--but not quite obviously--moving in that direction).

With the *tabula rasa* that is our new president, we'll just have to wait and see.

From what I've seen or heard so far, however, I myself am a bit wary, even if pleased with self-evident, presidential qualities he possesses and demonstrated, because, although they're legitimate--e.g. charisma--they're also superficial and don't say much about the inner man, or the virtue of his personal, political ideology and vision.

Also, he's been caught in weasly, petty lies, which is a character quality that's not only non-presidential, but indicative of a shyster, as well (see Clinton).

"I don't understand the Rights desire for massive tax cuts... It doesn't really help the unemployed as they pay no taxes."

It helps the unemployed because the supply-side tax-cuts helps those who provide jobs provide jobs.

"And I'm not too fond of more gov't spending on non-existent 'Shovel-Ready' projects."

Agreed. It smells like the greatest boondoggle in history.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love to hear uneducated pinheads discuss economics.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Lib Sam said...

My social/fiscal liberalism is still firmly in tact. What I see happening is literally a fiscal 9/11 and the problem is that occurred in the middle of a huge election. So instead of a real bipartisan bill coming out in late November, both sides pushed out bills to please their respectives bases (Obama and the left pushed classic Liberalism - Massive Gov't projects with some taxcuts while the Right put out nothing but tax cuts). I see merit in neither processes. To get the economy moving again people have to start spending. Even if everyone was given a 5000 tax rebate I doubt anyone would spend it. We're all so freaked out that we'd actually save it. Strange as that sounds, I think Americans are actually saving again. What is needed is a motivation to spend that goes beyond a simple "Here's a check". A lot of customers for the MASSIVE company I work for are mid-small businesses and if they got a tax cut they wouldn't start hiring, they start padding their bottom lines to improve their credit ratings. Thats not a guess, thats almost a direct quote from customers.

Obviously I'm an Obama fan and think a lot of the criticism he gets is for superficial stuff. I dispute that he ran to right in the campaign as he was frequently painted as "The most Liberal senator." He did run to the center, which is pretty typical in a general. What makes Obamas run to the center look more like a run to the right was the fact that McCain ran to the right during the general as well.

Don't worry about the noise around here. The same thing happened at one of my blogs before I took it down. If your not being yelled at, your doing something wrong :)

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd agree with you if he was being yelled at...but, when he's obviously just being laughed at...

and your simple minded, fake lib "economics" is just about as funny.

11:44 PM  
Blogger John said...

Just ignore that one, Sanjay. It has Tourette's Syndrome (see the top and bottom pic; that's him).

btw, it's one of yours.

11:54 AM  

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