Archive for November, 2008

Posted in Defense of George W. Bush, General, politics, Press Bias on November 11, 2008 by johnmwilliams

Whew. Libs are just blinded with hatred for Bush, aren’t they? I’ve never seen such irrational hatred by Americans (at least not since the days of desegregation). I thought we’d moved past that, but I guess it’s OK if somebody disagrees with you politically.

Bush has been anything but hyperpartisan. His two biggest failures were trying to remain in the middle and win over Dems and deciding not to sink to the depths of his critics and defend himself. It made him (and the party) look weak.

History is not judged by polls and headlines. And if this latest election has taught us anything, it’s that the press has given up all pretense to being a profession anymore and has assumed the role of the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. That anyone could continue to believe the half-truths, insinuations, and outright fabrications about GWB the press has promulgated over the last 6 years after seeing their behavior in this election is beyond me. As soon as the fog of the MSM has lifted on this presidency, it will be judged as a successful presidency–certainly more substantial and historical than any since Reagan. And if liberals ever get their heads out of their hatefilled asshats and look at FACTS and not mythology ginned up by the far left and pushed by the MSM, they won’t look like such fools to their kids and grandkids when the real history emerges.

If anyone or anything has behaved dispicably over the last 7 years, it’s been the reporters/mainstream media who were supposed to be objective truth-tellers, and it’s they and their profession that will be villified by history.

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Libs have harped on Bush’s halting style and language…

Posted in Defense of George W. Bush, General, politics on November 10, 2008 by johnmwilliams
never giving any thought to the idea that Bush might be measuring his speech and making sure his message was clear and concise because he realized that diplomacy requires specificity and that words can be as important as any military maneuver.  So while we were assured for years that Bush had lied without any evidence of said lie, Bush never once, to my knowledge, ever had to retract or deny having said anything to anyone of import. Obama’s already had two such situations–first, with the “Don’t do anything with Bush. Deal with me,” fiasco in Iraq and now he apparently implied (if he didn’t outright commit) that he would continue the missile deployment in Poland in a conversation with the Polish President. But after the Polish President relayed the conversation, Obama’s reps rushed out and said that he hadn’t said any such thing.

This is a far more serious issue for America’s allies than anything Bush has done. Something as critical to a country’s defense as a missile shield being used as a political football is not only foolish, but dangerous as well. Libs have taken extreme liberties with the truth in American politics–not least of which was playing fast and loose with the facts in order to try to discredit Bush. And Obama’s played both ends against the middle througout his political career. But we start playing those kind of games with our allies–or even our enemies–and we’ll look back with nostalgia at our current standing in the world a couple of years from now.

Of course, if Obama follows through on his announced plans for the country, we’ll probably end up there anyway.  But it will be a much shorter trip if Obama continues to “bs” and “shoot the bull” with foreign leaders only to tell them that he really didn’t mean what he said.  “I was just joshin'” doesn’t cut it in diplomatic speak.

Cogitating on humor in the US…

Posted in General, politics on November 8, 2008 by johnmwilliams

I’ve been I thinking about how we’ve grown apart in this country, and I believe a big part of the problem we have in the US is that we have grown in different directions regarding humor–conservatives and liberals find different things funny. For instance, I find Monty Python funny. I find Dick VanDyke funny. I find WKRP funny. I find Raymond funny.

I don’t find Jon Stewart or Bill Maher funny. Their type of humor requires someone to play the fool. They never bother to examine their own values or find the humor in their own foibles. They never joke about human weakness–only someone else’s individual failings. They’re always sitting in the “God seat” proclaiming the idiocy or stupidity of someone else and pretending to be infallable. Seems a lot of people here enjoy that kind of humor–except when it’s aimed back at them.

Most liberals I know seem to be of this ilk. They pretend it’s “sophisticated” humor. But it’s really just snide, snarky insolence that mistakes smirking for laughter.  That’s not to say I don’t smirk from time to time.  I certainly do–especially when I see that kind of humor thrown back at liberals and watch their “sophisticated” demeanor melt like snow in rain.  So yeah, I like Ann Coulter and Dennis Miller and I smirk a lot when I listen to them.  But I find their slams largely based on ideological–not personal–differences.  Not so with liberals.

I guess one could make the observation that when one has no ideological grounding outside of abortion, tax and spend economic policy, and appeasement, then it’s best to stay out of the ideology arena and try to focus on the personal arena, n’est-ce pas?

Help! Logic fails me…

Posted in General, politics on November 8, 2008 by johnmwilliams

I love logic puzzles.  In fact, when my kids have nothing else to do, I usually print them up a couple to sharpen their reasoning and logic skills.  And, while I’m no attorney, I’ve drawn lots of legal documents for myself and my companies that have passed muster with some of the best attorneys in the state.  I am also a big believer in the Great Books and the foundation of logic and reason found in the pages of the great works of Wester Civilization.  So, while I won’t hold myself out as an expert in logic, I think I have a somewhat capable grasp of the concept, at least as capable as the vast majority of laymen, I hope.  However, one recent logic puzzle I’ve run across has me stumped and I hope someone from the left can enlighten me with some erudite and lucid argument that I’ve been unable to locate to this point.

The Problem:  I keep hearing that Obama wants American jobs to stay here.  I keep hearing that Obama wants to create more jobs.  I keep hearing that Obama wants better-paying jobs.  And I keep hearing that his recipe for accomplishing these objectives is higher taxes and more regulation of American companies.

Could someone please help?!?!

So, not only is Obama ignorant of military strategy…

Posted in General, politics on November 8, 2008 by johnmwilliams

So is every “military officer” or “expert on the region [Iraq]” he knows:

Signs of the times…or should I say the Times?

Posted in 2008 Election, General, politics on November 7, 2008 by johnmwilliams

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