Friday, January 22, 2010

Things to Think About

In passing, a few things have occurred to me at random. For example, how come it’s so important for the Dems to have a super majority when the Repubs seem to do fine without it? Suddenly it came to me: you only need the sixty votes when a cash outlay is involved. If you want to give some one a meritorious citation or enable national parks to allow more bears you just vote, seeking a simple majority. It’s only when the words billion and trillion are there that you need the sixty.

Not that I’d dance on a grave or anything (yes, I would) but how much good news can one man take in one week? Air America has gone officially belly-up. Programming has come to a complete halt and the attorneys are now in charge. Chapter seven now rules the air waves and the spewers of hate are, like everyone else, looking for work. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of cretins. Oh, you didn’t realize they were gone? Never mind.

Even Hillbuzz who worked tirelessly for Hillary has come out in favor of bringing the Chicago hood down. The full scale socialist agenda has even become too much for them to swallow. Although they espouse plots and plans which are repugnant in some areas, we welcome them as allies in the greater cause, absolute rejection of Obamania. To fully understand their posture, click on the link and listen to life-long Democrats rant about the “one.” They write well and more important, they understand the problem. Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, the report from those who track the listeners on cable news came up with some predictable numbers. On Fox, Hannity, Greta, O’Reilly, Beck, Baier, and Shep posted a combined total of 28,461,000 viewers during the “Tuesday night massacre.” From CNN, MSNBC, and CNNHN combined, King, Cooper, Brown, Olberman, Maddow, Blitzer, Behar, and Matthews, managed only 9,788,000. One suspects that a large portion of those were, like your host, folks who dialed in listen to them whine and cry over their epic loss.

For the reason why the previous paragraph is important I recommend you view this video of Jon Stewart dressing down Keith Olberman for his over-the-top remarks. Come on Keith; don’t hang back; tell us what you really think. On my lame computer this thing had a balky load. Don’t give up—it’s funny!

Erroll Southers, Obama’s pick for TSA head, who was blocked by Sen. Jim DeMint some time ago, has withdrawn his availability for the critical job. Claiming hyper-partisanship as the reason, he endorsed union membership for the employees manning our airports in security roles. This would have led to necessary union approval for policy changes in our overall national protection from foreign terrorist threats. The bureaucracy has too many layers now to be effective and one more obstinate source would have been too much. The fact that he provided false information to the investigating committee didn’t help. All thanks to Senator Jim DeMint.

This week, the First Amendment to the Constitution received a real shot in the arm. Huge portions of the McCain-Feingold were invalidated on a 5-4 decision by the US Supreme Court. An enactment which did little to elevate my opinion of either of its sponsors, in my opinion, has finally been pared back to be consistent with the desires of the founders. The overlooked unfairness of the act was in the components which allowed large groups (unions, NGO’s, et al) a voice in elections but denied it to corporations who are the victims of the elected officials. Now those who would tax and regulate our greatest source of national opportunity into oblivion will be subjected to legitimate objection. Lifting the bans on finance will allow them to contribute in the fullest to defeat those who would run them into the ground. Terrific news!

If you have a low tolerance for good news, this was definitely not your week. It has been a long time since so much has taken place in such a short time to warm this old Ozarkian’s heart. I sense that the people, who seem to be asserting their voice, may gain the attention of the formerly blasé and selfish politicians and realize some benefit. All we are really looking for is restoration of the principals which formed and grew the country in the first place.

We haven’t changed that much at the grass roots level. There are just more of us with a somewhat more complicated life. For those who think that they are superior to their forefathers because of their Blackberry, TV, and fast car, let’s see you skin a possum for supper, walk to Kentucky, and avoid hostile indigenous neighbors. Let us see your ability to form the greatest nation the world has ever seen. For all you have learned you may come up short in real skills.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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