Saturday, July 26, 2008
This just reinforces my long standing belief that parents (especially affluent ones) have become idiots. It started mostly with my generation, and has gradually become that much more serious an issue as parents have turned into slaves for their kids, thinking that they are doing them a big favor. The counterpoint to that is that the (ahem!) adults here are so insecure and self-indulgent that they are using this destructive behavior to do little more than make themselves feel better at the expense of their kids.
Friday, July 25, 2008
"I'm sitting in an airport where I'm forced to listen to CNN TV constantly, and the endless enthusiasm over Barack Obama is appalling. There's no pretense of journalistic neutrality. Barack Obama is getting a rockstar welcome... blah blah blah... ugh!"
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I guess we're not supposed to think about how Obama wanted and still wants to give up on the Iraq war. Surely, if he'd been there in 1948, he would have said the Berlin airlift is hopeless. He thought the surge was hopeless.
I won't excerpt the rest of the speech. You can read it, but I'll summarize: Come on, people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another, right now.
Those who protested some 40 years ago often still congratulate themselves that their loud zeal alone brought needed “change” to America in civil rights, the environment, women’s liberation, and world peace. Maybe. But critics counter that the larger culture that followed was the most self-absorbed in memory.
...By now, we’ve grown accustomed to elites railing about America’s pathologies from the comfort of their own privilege — along with the usual ’60s-style apologies that their own lives don’t need to match their rhetoric, and that we should just concentrate on their near-divine messages.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"It's a tribute to our society that even amid a terrible war we are capable of seeing the humanity of an enemy raised and trained to hate and kill us. Some of us are still waiting for that same presumption of humanity to be extended to the good men and women doing their imperfect best to keep us safe."
"If you doubt the media are in the tank for Obama, doubt no more. The refusal of the New York Times to print McCain's op-ed on Obama after an Obama piece was published has nothing to do with editorial judgment and everything to do with protecting the media's heartthrob."
GAS TAXES FOR THEE, but not for me. "The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention is using the city's gas pumps to fill up on fuel, avoiding state and federal highway taxes, officials said today. 'There's something there that just doesn't seem right to me because, in a sense, you're saying then that the officials who pass the laws are not willing to live by them, and that concerns me,' Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz said."
Plus, the free car washes: ""Why are we washing cars in the middle of a drought? . . . Where are the green police when we need them? Are they poking around restaurants to see that nobody fries food?"