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February 16, 2009

Reagan Vs Obama

A related piece by Michael Ledeen - We Are All Fascists Now

h/t Joe Molnar

Posted by Kate at February 16, 2009 12:51 PM
Comments

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2009/02/15/#005051

Posted by: xiat at February 16, 2009 2:15 PM

I posted there as well, but this is a cleaner one.

The State is at war with its own Citizens. They believe their an Entitled class, with the rest of us as just property like serfs. To stupid to think for ourselves. If that is not happening, be sure they will encourage it. Platonic in thinking with eugenics, or as it was known before the Nazis, social Darwinism. In a delusional mindset they believe there superior philosopher Kings by blood or achievement. The betters from the common herd.

Your money in there deranged judgment’s is actually owned by them . This group ranges from Academics, Union heads, Political dynasties, Bureaucrats, Planned Parenthood, right up to CEO's the world over.
Did people actually think the Aristocrats, Tyrants, or Totalitarians have just left planet Earth & have done nothing to regain absolute power since the American Revolution or WW2? Your an investment, not free men in the caverns of evil they call wits.
This will just accelerate the process.

I think the fact that there are more illiterate people in America or the Canada's today than back at the turn of the 19nth Century says it all. Considering the pennies they paid for education versus the billions now. The conjoining of the leftists & Islamists to institute HRC’s with Polity backed censorship. To insulate us from our rights in the name of multiculturalism & Political Correctness. Fascism is absolutely correct.

An excellent piece well stated for the times. Obama was their horse. I am beginning to think McCain was as well. His shock was palatable when he started to win. He did everything possible but quite after that. Even eviscerate Palin himself.

The intelligentsias reaction was proof positive of distain for ordinary people. Remember Joe the Plummer‘s social keel hauling by the latte crowd? The fix was in.
JMO

Posted by: Revnant Dream at February 16, 2009 2:50 PM

xiat - that is funny.

I really like Louis CK - and his observations on the Conan O'Brien show about stupid spoiled people - he is so right. Video gone on YouTube - but found it here:

http://barefootmeg.multiply.com/video/item/56

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 2:53 PM

Reagan was a true believer in liberty and the latest (hopefully not the last) great leader elected in the Western world. Also, He was well spoken, well dressed and recovered quickly from gunshot wounds. What more can someone want?

Posted by: Norm Matthew at February 16, 2009 3:12 PM

Norm - and had a sense of humour after being shot

When Nancy herself arrived a few minutes later, Reagan greeted her with the comment, "Honey, I forgot to duck." (He was quoting prizefighter Jack Dempsey, who had said the same thing to his own wife after losing the heavyweight championship to rival Gene Tunney in 1926.)

Reagan even found occasion to pay homage to W.C. Fields. When a nurse asked him how he was feeling, he responded, "All in all, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." (The original line, which Fields had proposed for his own epitaph, was: "On the whole, I would rather be in Philadelphia.")

And, of course:

Dr. Joseph Giordano, who headed the George Washington University Hospital trauma team that operated on Reagan, recollected the incident in a Los Angeles Times article just a few days after it happened. His version of events, corroborated by Reagan's personal physician, who was also in the room, was later recapped in Herbert L. Abrams' book, The President Has Been Shot, as follows:

3:24 p.m. Reagan was wheeled into the operating room. He had lost about 2,100 cc of blood, but his bleeding had slowed and he had received 4 1/2 replacement units. As he was moved from the stretcher to the operating table, he looked around and said, "Please tell me you're all Republicans." Giordano, a liberal Democrat, said, "We're all Republicans today."

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 3:31 PM

Just like Bush, Ray-gun embroiled his country in a conflict, then rode smiling off into the sunset, and left someone else to clean up the mess.

Poetic justice he ended up shitting his diapers in a Alzheimer's stupor.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 3:33 PM

The Highwayman:

"Poetic justice he ended up shitting his diapers in a Alzheimer's stupor."

There is nothing poetic about Alzheimer's, nor has it anything to do with justice. In time, you will face your own demise. I trust you will revel in it, as much as you revel in the demise of others.

So just because Reagan is a political foe is reason to wish them ill will. How very high minded of you Highwayman.

If you are auguring the building of a 'classless society', you have succeeded immeasurably. In addition to classless you have shown yourself to be tasteless.


Cheers

Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group "True North"

Posted by: Hans Rupprecht at February 16, 2009 3:44 PM

Wow. Symptoms of dementia were evident long before the amiable
dunce became President.

Posted by: philboyd at February 16, 2009 3:47 PM

Highwayman -

What an awful thing to say.

I'll wager that the list of your accomplishments is real short.

Posted by: peter o'keefe at February 16, 2009 3:50 PM

To: Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group "True North"

From The Highwayman...

Here's another class statement for you... bite me... sir.

(Saluting)

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 3:51 PM

There is nothing poetic about Alzheimer's, nor has it anything to do with justice

Here, here, Hans.
If there were justice, Reagan would have lived in his own feces with complete self awareness.

Posted by: philboyd at February 16, 2009 3:54 PM

"What an awful thing to say."

Well, Pete, he did some awful things in Central America, too.

I guess they don't count, right?

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 3:56 PM

"If there were justice, Reagan would have lived in his own feces with complete self awareness."

LOL!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 3:58 PM

Of course not. They're brown, and they're poor, and they don't speak 'merican.

Posted by: philboyd at February 16, 2009 4:01 PM

"From The Highwayman...

Here's another class statement for you... bite me... sir.

(Saluting)"


I'm afraid that 'biting you' may be long past it doing you any good. Although, ... our neighborhood coyote may enjoy the prospect.

Thanks for the invitation all the same.


Cheers

Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group "True North"

Posted by: Hans Rupprecht at February 16, 2009 4:02 PM

That's "Amuurrican" Phil... we're all for accuracy, here, at SDA.

LOL!

;-)

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:05 PM

Whatever you say, Santa-sir.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:07 PM

Not surprisingly the Reagan vitriol emerges from the nameless trolls that post to SDA.

The positive side of the Reagan/ Obama You Tube video is that countless Americans who visit SDA will indeed be reminded that Barack Obama is a Marxist and the USA is turning the corner to socialism under the Democrat's MSM anointed one.
Canada has had socialist state run "health care" for decades now, exactly what the USA will get under Obama's plan.

Rationing by bureaucrats as we Canadians call it.

And if you are old, well, be warned.......

Just saying . . . . . .

OT- Kathy Shaidle nailed Obama on Steve Paikin's "Agenda" last week just exactly right " Obama is a Marxist!"

Posted by: Joe Molnar at February 16, 2009 4:12 PM

I agree with Hans. Highwayman, your comment was malicious and stupid. Same with philboyd. Alzheimers is a disease; it is not poetic and has no attributive justice or political causality to it.

Now, with regard to fascism, I disagree with Ledeen that 'we are all fascists now'. Fascism isn't simply about state control which is also socialism. According to Mussolini, it rejects any notion of an economic causality to history and therefore, it isn't about the economy as much as it is a utopian homogeneic nationalism. The State is all-powerful. The State functions as a primitive deterministic essential Force.

BUT, I would consider that Obama has a fascist nature. I suggest this because of his mythic messianic complex, his focus on 'the leader's incarnation of destiny' (his focus on himself as a direct heir of Lincoln);his rejection of criticism and dissent; his insistence on 'bipartisanship' which is really a call for homogeneity not interactive dialogue; his intrusive state overule; his focus on 'crisis' and 'fear' and 'struggle' - these are all evidence of Obama as a fascist.

Posted by: ET at February 16, 2009 4:13 PM

I would like to bring things a little closer to home. We are having a frightening criminal gang problem. This morning a woman was shot to death in a "high end sports car" in Surrey a few blocks from my home. Apparently there was a child in the car with her.
To me the reaction of the standing Liberal Government is as frightening as the gang problem. They are going to: outlaw the wearing of body armor, outlaw armor plating in automobiles, and assail gun merchants who sell guns to the movie industry. I don't think anyone would be naive enough to believe that assaults on the homes and businesses of duck hunters will not come when the press demands victories.
Maybe this looks OK on the surface but does this target the real problem? It's the criminals stupid. There have been no arrests and would be no meaningful jail sentences if there were.
What if I want to wear body armor? What if I want to shove a garbage can lid inside my truck door?
What if I want to see a movie where real guns are used or go duck hunting without being assaulted by a Swat Team?
When the politicians panic why do they always "surround the wrong building". Or is there room for suspicion that a looming catastrophe was allowed to grow so that liberties could be denied in the name of saving us?

Posted by: Gunney99 at February 16, 2009 4:16 PM

The censors are out in force, once again.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:21 PM

"Not surprisingly the Reagan vitriol emerges from the nameless trolls that post to SDA."

Care to share your name and address, Joe?

And, I guess it's alright to slam someone when they're alive and can hear it, (like Obama) but when they're stiff and in the ground, it's sacrilege, huh?

Don't worry, sweetie, if Obama f***s up like the Gipper did, I'll be on it.

Fair enough?

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:24 PM

Pillboy and high way man, you two must have never paid a mortgage. Humanoids like yourselves never cease to provide examples for the raising of my children, these are the kind of people you want to stay away from, useless druggies who own nothing, I tell them, angry constantly tearing down what a conservative society has provided the ungrateful bastards. Yes losers, thanks for todays lesson, you putrid pathetic liberals never let us down.

Posted by: bartinsky at February 16, 2009 4:29 PM

ET - although the meltdown happened during the transition between presidencies, it would be interesting to speculate how things would "look different" now if that collapse would have happened a year ago while the campaign was still fresh - and Obama could have presented himself as the new economic and social saviour of the United States - again appealing to a fascistic "cult of personality".

Again, I think we're talking about very small "f" fascism - there are a few things missing - such as strong nationalism (I don't think he's much got that), or social darwinism (not much of that either) and I don't think he's much of an imperialist - although we'll see - interesting times for sure.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 4:29 PM

ET - I do give the guy a break on the "heir of Lincoln" thing - I think it's more a projection for affirmation rather than something he believes himself.

Again, I just think it's part of a continuing campaign "narrative arc". Cheers

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 4:31 PM

The censors are out in force, once again.
Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:21 PM

You're such a jackass -- you go and say vile things, commenters repudiate you, and then you cry and moan that you're being censored.

Last I checked your posts were still up -- that's not censorship, now is it? You're a typical hateful jerk on the left -- you equivocate with words and used charged rhetoric to make nonsensical points.

Reagan is a giant. You're nothing but a worm.

Posted by: Richard Romano at February 16, 2009 4:31 PM

Alzheimers is a disease; it is not poetic

No, ET, but there is such a thing as poetic justice.
Reagan supported and funded murder, torture and terrorism, and if anyone deserved to die in their own shit, he did.

Posted by: philboy at February 16, 2009 4:33 PM

And by the way, that was a fabulous juxtaposition of Reagan and Obama. Reason and freedom versus the tyranny of the Utopian Messiah.

Posted by: ET at February 16, 2009 4:35 PM

"Yada-yada-yada...you putrid pathetic liberals never let us down."

Well, Barty-boy, I've never done drugs, other than the ones prescribed by your friendly neighborhood Big Pharma, under the direction of one of their salesmen. (My GP, A.K.A. "Big Bill") And, I own EVERYTHING I have, lock, stock, and barrel, because I'm not into the debt thingie like all you fashionable types.

And, for the last effing time, I'm not Liberal. Sorry, I can't afford any political affiliation, right now, the system's too crooked for my tender sensibilities.

I'm glad you've come to terms with it, though. Good luck with that!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:37 PM

ET:

Honey... are you gettin' any?

;-)

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:40 PM

Alzheimers is a disease; it is not poetic

No, ET, but there is such a thing as poetic justice.
Reagan supported and funded murder, torture and terrorism, and if anyone deserved to die in their own shit, he did.
Posted by: philboy at February 16, 2009 4:33 PM

Another leftist worm. So a few weeks back when US air strikes killed 30+ in the tribal regions of Afghanistan, strikes authorized by Obama, does that make him a murderer now too?

You moral idiots never cease to amaze -- you complain the injustice murderers picked up off the battlefield face at Gitmo, murderers who routinely blow up innocents, but then heap all kinds of self-loathing moral condemnation on men like Reagan.

It's people like you that increase suffering in the world -- your values are pathetic and destructive.

Posted by: Richard Romano at February 16, 2009 4:40 PM

And let's not forget his cheefulness, his sunny-ness -- an essential quality for a great leader. Reagan was very much like Churchill in this regard.

Reagan made me feel good. I'll say it unabashedly: I loved the man.

AND, it's important to remember that the "amaiable dunce" characterization didn't, in the fulness of time, hold up, when people began to discover his writings on the subject of liberty. Remember all those bien pensants who wanted to get in on the parade with articles memorializing the man.

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at February 16, 2009 4:43 PM

"Reagan is a giant. You're nothing but a worm."

WELL! I NEVER!

*Covering mouth in horror*

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:43 PM

"Reagan is a giant. You're nothing but a worm."

WELL! I NEVER!

*Covering mouth in horror*
Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:43 PM

Hahaha, case closed! Just another low-life left-wing kook with no arguments, who knew!

Posted by: Richard Romano at February 16, 2009 4:45 PM

trolls, especially the really stupid, venal ones, are not worth feeding. They are but a waste of time and space and should not be fed scraps from the cornucopia on our table.


Starvation is the owner's requested cure for trolls.

All heed the owner's requests . . . .

Posted by: Fred at February 16, 2009 4:46 PM

"You moral idiots never cease to amaze --"

Glad you know where you stand, Ricky... saves me pointing it out to you.

Now, run along before you bust something in your head.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:47 PM

Very true Fred, you drive over speed bumps at IGA, you don't converse with them.

Posted by: multirec at February 16, 2009 4:49 PM

Guys: The last thread he took over got deleted. Don't feed the Troll.

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 16, 2009 4:49 PM

I am with Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, the USA is going down the road to 'SOCIALISM" exactly the way Pierre Trudeau took Canada decades ago.

62 % of Canadians are still leftists as observed in our last election.

And we will never recover as long as the power of big government bureaucrats and egotistical bullshit leftist orators ( abetted with slobbering MSM) remain in place.


Posted by: Joe Molnar at February 16, 2009 4:49 PM

Awww, Fred... you're ruining the party! They love it!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:50 PM

"You moral idiots never cease to amaze --"

Glad you know where you stand, Ricky... saves me pointing it out to you.

Now, run along before you bust something in your head

Keep talking HWYM -- you just prove our point that you have no arguments, just rhetoric and smear...that's your m.o. Now, you run along, you intellectual lightweight and moral coward.

Posted by: Richard Romano at February 16, 2009 4:50 PM

Strangely enough, the Obamamessiah himself has commented on Reagan's positive impact...haven't his disciples been paying attention?

They toasted Ron pretty good on SNL & assorted media outlets of the day, but in hindsight he has proved to be much more capable than they dreamed.

Posted by: Heavy at February 16, 2009 4:52 PM

"Guys: The last thread he took over got deleted. Don't feed the Troll."

Hey, Sambo! Nice to see ya!

By the way... did you know who's next on the list after the "Moozelums" are taken care of?

Three guesses... first two don't count!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:54 PM

"Guys: The last thread he took over got deleted. Don't feed the Troll."

Hey, Sambo! Nice to see ya!


Check out exhibit-A of hateful left-wing logic -- no rational arguments, pure smear and name-calling.

HWY-boy, you're no man.

Posted by: Richard Romano at February 16, 2009 4:58 PM

"62 % of Canadians are still leftists as observed in our last election."

*Covering mouth in horror, again*

Mein Gott! Time to break out the gas chambers, again!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 4:59 PM

Erik Larsen - I think that Obama IS appealing to a 'cult of personality' which is why he deliberately aligns himself, in what is really quite an arrogant act, with Lincoln. Such an alignment, such a conclusion, has to be left to others not to Obama.

If you listen to the video and Obama's speeches, there is most definitely a cult approach, where the individual essentially gives up all individual thought (listen particularly to Michele Obama's speech) to The Leader.

I consider Obama a pathological narcissist; that is, it's not a mild case of self-absorption but a malignant one that 'might' or 'will' lead him to exert more and more control against freedom in the USA.

Certainly the Democrats are socialist, in the elitist sense that they define themselves in government, academia, and various professions as The Ruler-Guardians - and the rest of the population as the impoverished, intellectually befuddled and requiring of Government Rule and Assistance.

Obama doesn't seem to have a political ideology; he doesn't 'think' through policies and programs. His focus is on Control. The ability to control what others think of him, and what they do. He finds the Democratic Party the most amenable to this agenda/psychological need. So, the Democratic Party and Obama are each feeding off each other. Not a constructive situation.

Posted by: ET at February 16, 2009 5:00 PM

"...no rational arguments, pure smear and name-calling."

Isn't that what SDA's about?

Oh... gee... I'm sorry. I misunderstood.

*Snicker*

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 5:02 PM

Here, I'll make ammends... I'll resurrect the Gipper, for ya!

Rrrrriiiise, oh Mighty Gipper...

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 5:11 PM

ET - I think I was unclear. I agree there is an element of cult of personality. I think that it's interesting to see pictures of people listening to him speak

My opinion, though, is that I don't think that he believes all the hype himself. I don't think he has a messianic or saviour complex - rather I think he's a politician who is in permanent campaign mode, and is happy to whip up the crowd in an evangelical manner.

And I agree - Michelle Obama's speech to which you refer was pretty bizarre. I don't think she's said much of substance since - I'm sure she was told shhhhhhhhhh.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 5:14 PM

Erik Larsen - yes, I agree with you that Obama doesn't believe the socialist doctrine that he preaches. He, himself, has NO policies or program.
And I agree, he doesn't have a saviour or messianic complex in itself; that is, he has no plan, no policies, no program that, via him, will 'save the country'.

His focus is on himself. Not policies. Not programs. Just himself and his ability to control people. That's his pathological narcissism.

The Democratic Party - that's where the policies and programs are based, where they are created and developed. Obama has no interest at all in such things.

The two are using each other. Quite successfully so far - unsuccessful for the American people and the USA, but, politically successful for the Democrats. The Democrats will now try to use The Salesman to control the census (and electoral college votes), silence opposition (heh, that Fairness doctrine) and insert more and more socialist rule over and against individual freedom.

Posted by: ET at February 16, 2009 5:24 PM

I would just leave the emotional cripples alone who find meaning in attention. No matter if its negative or positive. Its a vampiric impulse to feed on others reactions. By responding you become their food. Frankly I have more interest in scratching my behind.

Ronald Reagan will be known as a Great man. He screwed up in some things as well (Marines being blown up should have caused immediate & brutal retaliation. Not run & cover.) Being human its hard to see how he could not. For the most part though he freed a good portion of the World with the Pope & Thatcher. Its not his fault we have spit on his legacy of small government, with a monster created after.

The government now in existence , is fighting against its own people, as the one here.

Ronald Regan will go down as the last truly majority elected American President, of an now defunct Republic,twisting now into transition as a Imperial Bureaucracy run by Elitist autocrats. All managed by a personality cult figure.
JMO

Posted by: Revnant Dream at February 16, 2009 5:24 PM

ET: Why do you say he's a narcissist? I don't necessarily disagree, I'm just curious. The creepy Personality Cult is ugly, but has a momentum of it's own. What do you think of John Kerry, or Bill Clinton?

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 16, 2009 5:27 PM

"Frankly I have more interest in scratching my behind."

I'll bet you do that well, especially at work, Rev.

And don't be saying that the world is run by elitists, because that's a no-no around here.

Now... repeat after me...

The government doesn't lie.

Politicians are honest.

SDA is a place where intellectuals gather...

AAAGH! I just can't do it... I just can't do it!!!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 5:31 PM

Highwayman,

Thank you for your contribition to the education of all the readers that pass by this site. The video link is amazing.

Would you mind going out to the sandbox to play?
The grownups have some things they wish to discuss.

Posted by: mike at February 16, 2009 5:33 PM

I will go even further and be even more accommodating to him.

I don't think he's a "capital N" narcissist - although it would be pretty hard in the situation that he's in, being the subject of continued iconography.

I think he has a great gift for connecting with people, and of course public speaking, the latter polished through attending churches. I think his social activism, shall we call it that, is a little bit borne into the bone, and again polished through rising through various social organizations.

However, I do agree - he's got the tools to make it to the top - and has - but not necessarily the tools to do the job.

And that is the hard thing - to know you can get there, but avoid trying for it, because once you've got the job, doing it ain't easy.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 5:33 PM

You get almost as much of a contrast if you pit looooserboy McCain's speeches against Regan.

That's why he lost.

What's The One going to do to "stimulate" the economy? Raise taxes. What are DemocRats in California doing right now, today, to get out of the hole they dug with their own hands? Raising taxes. If they do it you should be able to pick up beach front property in Malibu pretty cheap. Great for a holiday, just don't try to work there.

What's Stephen Harper doing? Leaning more toward Regan than Obama. Not nearly far enough, but for small mercies let us give thanks.

To reiterate Kate's perfect comment, say what you want about Bush and Regan, when they won an election there wasn't a run on guns and ammunition.

Posted by: The Phantom at February 16, 2009 5:34 PM

"Thank you for your contribition to the education of all the readers that pass by this site."

No problem, Mikey. After all, someone has to show them the proper spelling for "contribution".

The sandbox is full of snow, Daddy... will you shovel it all out for Junior, like a good fascist warmongering Conservative cretin?

There's a good lad!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 5:41 PM

Phantom - well, CA is in a real bind. As I've mentioned before, this situation is quite different. It's not only that housing values have gone down, and the stock market faced a real problem - the American people are broke. So, sure, the Fed can print out a bunch of money - but what about states and counties? How do they keep on running? They are going to have to ticket the heck out of people for minor infractions, raise property taxes (even though house prices have fallen), etc etc etc etc - there are real problems there - and the other thing is that the US populace has no money to pay - most people are broke on a household level.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 5:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x59wNGHe6iI&feature=related

President Reagan - Government is the Problem


This little speech defined his core beliefs for government and is a constant thread throughout his tenure. Not only did he believe it, he lived it.

That is what made Reagan great, small ideas lived consistently.

Cheers

Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group "True North"

Posted by: Hans Rupprecht at February 16, 2009 5:50 PM

That's a good lad. Take the lead that is thrown to you. bbbbutttuttttttt - how's that for spelling.

I'm not a fascist. I'm not a warmonger. And I'm not a Conservative.

But cretin... maybe I am. But you are the trespasser that demonstrates - so well - all that you rail against.

Posted by: mike at February 16, 2009 5:51 PM

AND in reading somewhere last week in regards to this financial mess - wait until the commercial real estate markets takes the hit next year.
Like watching a the makings of a huge disaster unfold week after week now.
"Hope and change" indeed.

Posted by: ldd at February 16, 2009 5:58 PM

Phantom - I agree that many of McCain's speeches really felt flat - when he was trying to mock Obama, and said "O is going to do this or that", "this isn't change we can believe in" (wait for applause, assume pinched grin).

It was pretty bad. (And I have tons of respect for that man.)

I think he lost opportunities to come out as a superb speaker - like when that lady was awkwardly trying to say that O was a Muslim - he grabbed the mike and said, no, he's not, he's a good family man.

He lost a great opportunity.

He should have said "No ma'am, he said he wasn't. But that doesn't matter. We have a number of great Muslims in the United States, great citizens that are continuing to help to build our country", blah blah blah etc.

(The example of the training ground for US troops in California comes to mind - "fake villages" with ex-pat Iraqis set up to train troops on how to patrol cities and villages)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1624450/posts

I wonder if he's revisited that answer in his head a few times.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 6:04 PM

I find the comments from "The One" quite chilling. Having seen what a smarmy snake oil salesman called Blair did to Britain I fear the US is treading the same path. Mind you it took Labour eleven years to wreck Britain. With any luck Obama will be another half-wit one hit wonder like that moronic peanut farmer that Ronzer kicked into touch.

Posted by: LT at February 16, 2009 6:04 PM

black mamba - I say that Obama is a narcissist based on his behaviour and his speeches.

His focus is on himself; he's written two autobiographies and yet, he's only in his 40s, and he hasn't done anything! Yet he believes there is something unique about himself. His speeches constantly refer to himself.

His time in Senate was only to note that he was 'present'. No Motions, no policies, no programs. He went along with a certain 'crowd', the far left, whom he could use and who could use him.

Yet, he has this 'grandiose' sense of himself as special - one example is his linking himself to Lincoln. As well as his arrogance in asserting that HE can bring change, a utopian change, when 'the oceans will cease to rise' (my god, he actually said that)..

His inability to accept criticism, his hostility to criticism and to people who criticize him, as shown by his constant references to Hannity, to Limbaugh who critique him.

This behavioural trait can come to rule the person, and I suggest this is the case with Obama, where he will, more and more, attempt to control other people. IF they cannot be run by him, then, he will drop them completely.

And, his need for control shows in his constant call for bipartisanship, which is not about dialogue, collaboration, working together. Not at all. It's about the Republicans or anyone who might criticize him..stopping such behaviour and going along with what he wants.

Those are a few of the reason why I define him as having a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.


Posted by: ET at February 16, 2009 6:08 PM

Well, Mikey-boy, I'm going to do you a courtesy I really don't think any of you morons deserve, but I'll be straight for you for this time, and this time only, and we'll see how gracious YOU can be, in the face of all the peer pressure, here.

I'm not a Liberal, and I've mentioned that many times on this blog, but, you see, there is a certain mentality, here, that doesn't allow for any diverse opinion. You go with the flow, or else. That is SDA in a nutshell. In fact, it's that way with most of your partisan sites, Liberal included.

Honestly, I tried, once, to debate in a mature and democratic way, but the goons that run roughshod over this blog wouldn't have that, so when you encounter stupidity of such a magnitude, you respond in kind. You give the fools what they deserve.

There isn't any desire to know anything but what's established rhetoric, around here, so I thought I'd just use a little humor and satire to level the playing field a little. The small minds can't comprehend that, I know, but that's life.

Reagan, to me, did nothing that ANY president won't do for his hidden bosses, but that doesn't negate the fact that he did what he did, and many underlings took the fall for him, just like with the last president.

Of course, you won't agree with that, but it had to be said. The day's coming that I and my ilk will be muzzled, completely, and if you don't think that's true, you try and question the status quo in those times.

Enjoy your freedom while you have it, it isn't going to last. But, you can rest assured that whatever does happen, will happen in the interest of "national security."

Be proud, then, because you'll have had a part in enabling it.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 6:09 PM

Highway and Pill - The two of you have once again demonstrated the hate that lives in the heart of leftards. You are obviously overjoyed in the election of the Marxist Obama. Your savior is finally here to drag America's society down to the level of hateful folks like you. That what your politics are: All down to the lowest common denominator. You want everyone to wallow in pig slop with you.

To say that you have no class is to state the obvious. Also obvious is your inability to look past your ultra liberal ideology and see that RR was indeed a great President.

When I read comments like yours I know that I associate my ideology with folks far more intelligent than the crowd you run with. There just aren't enough words available to adequately describe my utter disgust and contempt for you.

Posted by: a different bob at February 16, 2009 6:09 PM

Re my comments on another thread about Malcolm Muggeridge and other 20th century Christian prophets, who would not be at all surprised by the rise of the Obamanation: I’ve just watched a video of Muggeridge, who realized, long before he was Christian, that GOVERNMENTS AND POWER—TOGETHER—are the enemy of the good and the people. He was well acquainted with both communism and fascism and stated, unequivocally, that he hated power and especially government power: the more there was, the more he hated it.

So why, now that most Westerners aren’t Christian, like Muggeridge wasn’t, do they get sucked in by the magic thinking of the left? Unlike today’s kids, Muggeridge received a fine education—at state schools. Our state educat. . . .—whoops, I mean propaganda machines—are teaching our children to trust and be swayed by empty rhetoric and schmaltzy feelings: ’like the fox talking nice to the Gingerbread Man. (We know what happened to him.)

I agree with ET altogether, that Obama’s a narcissist. I believe he knows full well that he’s fooling the people—the sinking realization of how many and for how long is just beginning to close in on him, I think. (In the wee small hours of the morning, I’ll bet he even admits to himself what an empty suit he is: he looks haunted.)

Reagan was far from perfect. But he was a real leader. Obama’s a hollow man and a phony: a very dangerous combination because he’s going to feel threatened—a lot. He’ll be right to feel that way. But, being the immature tyrant he is, the results are likely to be very ugly.

Posted by: lookout at February 16, 2009 6:15 PM

Obama is a marxist and from an early age. His father was. His father-figure mentor pedophile Frank Marshall Davis was a marxist. He's pointed out that when he went to the university he sought out all the marxist professors and "structural feminists", etc. All his language is marxist. Believe it: He's a marxist. Let's not engage in sophistry arguing about whether or not he really really "believes" in socialism.

Did the Soviet Communists really "believe" in the "brotherhood of man"; that the proletariat would really rule; that the state would wither and die (and therefore leave them powerless).
Of course not. Obama is a marxist and he believes in it in the key way: that in a unprecendeted crisis which sadly most people believe was the fault of the free market, marxism would be the route to power.

Do all those marxist profs "believe" in marxism? Do they "believe" that the people would be better off with socialism. Of course not. They believe in socialism out of a quest for power -- and envy for not doing as well as they believe they deserved to do.

Did George W Bush "believe" in free markets? I mean does a man who says "I set aside free market rules to save the free market" really believe in capitalism?

Does an NDP voter who owns businesses and apartment blocks, for example, "believe" in socialism.

Didn't free market enthusiast GWB -- to use Michell Malkin's phrase -- pre-socialize the US for Obama?

Posted by: Me No Dhimmi at February 16, 2009 6:17 PM

See, Mikey? Different Bob's comment about proves my point. They don't listen, nor do they wish to. They're only here to fight. They're low-brow idiots.

Any questions?

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 6:22 PM

Hans: "President Reagan - Government is the Problem".

Muggeridge's thesis too. Wasn't it Reagan who said, "If the government says, 'I'm here to help you', you're in BIG trouble."!!

Posted by: lookout at February 16, 2009 6:23 PM

And... Different Bob?

Kiss my ass!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 6:24 PM

I'd be inclined to entertain Highwayman's ideas if there were any attempt to be civil. There isn't, so I'm not.

Posted by: lookout at February 16, 2009 6:31 PM

lookout:

The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "Hi, I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
o Remarks to Future Farmers of America (1988-07-28)


Pride in our country, respect for our armed services, a healthy appreciation for the dangers beyond our borders, an insistence that there was no easy equivalence between East and West- in all this I had no quarrel with Reagan. And when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, I had to give the old man his due, even if I never gave him my vote.

* Barack Obama. Quoted in "The Audacity of Hope" - Page 289 - by Barack Obama


This puts Highwayman's nonsense into perspective, when even political opponents acknowledge that Reagan was a great president.

Cheers

Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group "True North"

Posted by: Hans Rupprecht at February 16, 2009 6:32 PM

Civility runs both ways, Lookout.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 6:34 PM

That is one interesting take on life that you emote. I doubt that there are enough visitors here to thank you enough for your one attempt at civility.

I have enjoyed freedom for many, many years.
Freedom is found in the strength to make mistakes and profit from them.
Freedom is not being bound by the rules of others.
Freedom is not for the weak of spirit, heart or thought.
Freedom is for those who take it. Not those who think they are entitled to it or can inherit the freedom bought in blood by their predecessors.

And you can whine about it all you like, as I don’t care if you are a Liberal, a Communist or someone that can’t look at the mirror without seeing perfection.

And as you don’t have any more answers than the republican presidents that you mentioned, the conspiracy theories and your anger do not contribute to the message you are trying to formulate. You are educating people as to what happens when emotions rule thought. Thank you for that.

Posted by: mike at February 16, 2009 6:38 PM

ET: You make good points. I've always found him extaordinarily cold and haughty, and if I were a shrink I'd probably point out that his childhood seems to have been unstable: No father, moving around from one family to another etc. But who knows - maybe he's just an arrogant, manipulative politician. I think Michelle's the one to keep an eye on.

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 16, 2009 6:39 PM

"This puts Highwayman's nonsense into perspective, when even political opponents acknowledge that Reagan was a great president."

Well, Gruppenfuhrer, there wasn't any shortage of detractors while he was alive. You seem proud of your title, although I'm ex-military, and I've never heard of it. But, being the general you say you are doesn't exactly engender any trust in me toward your martial view of things.

Everyone's a great person when they're dead. That's a sick habit society has for treating those that can't appreciate the homage, but they'll treat them like shit while they're alive...

A tad hypocritical... wouldn't you say... sir?

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 6:43 PM

Hans (I used to really enjoy reading your full title), at least I got the gist of Reagan's quote correct: his own way of saying it was much more punchy and fun!

God bless Ronald Reagan. Like you, MND, I loved him.(And, yes, God bless Obama too. But I'm afraid my enthusiasm for the latter blessing is less than it should be.)

Posted by: lookout at February 16, 2009 6:46 PM

me no dhimmi - I'm not convinced that Obama is a Marxist. My reason for this is because in order go be such, he'd have to believe in various theories, policies and programs and I don't get the sense that he has any interest whatsoever in those things. None. He's never focused on theory, history, economics, ..only on one thing.

I think he has one focus only, himself. He's a narcissist, focused on receiving accolades and on controlling people around him to ensure that he is treated in such a manner. I think he's found that this psychological need works when he's encased within the Democratic party. This party is indeed socialist, in both theory and policies and I'm sure there are a lot of Marxists in their ranks as well.

So, the two are networked. Obama acts as the Utopian Messiah, the Saviour, and the Democrats provide the money and the policies and programs.

Posted by: ET at February 16, 2009 6:46 PM

If the Americans had any integrity left , they would be chiseling Reagan's face into a South Dacota mountain at this moment.

Posted by: Woodporter at February 16, 2009 6:48 PM

I agree, ET. I think Obama's the front man--of a thuggish, Mafia-like cabal of grifters (who probably make the Liberals look like Shirley Temple).

Good Lord, deliver us.

Posted by: lookout at February 16, 2009 6:53 PM

"And as you don’t have any more answers than the republican presidents that you mentioned, the conspiracy theories and your anger do not contribute to the message you are trying to formulate. You are educating people as to what happens when emotions rule thought. Thank you for that."

Mikey... apply that rule of skepticism and apprehension to whatever your beloved status-quo preaches to you, and maybe you'll do alright.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 7:01 PM

Well Highwayman considering that your moniker is that of thief, one wouldn't want to appear hypocritical hurling about the title "Gruppenfuhrer".

Highwaymen often lay in wait on the main roads radiating from London. They usually chose lonely areas of heathland or woodland. Hounslow Heath was a favorite haunt: it was crossed by the roads to Bath and Exeter.[11] Bagshot Heath in Surrey was another dangerous place on the road to Exeter. One of the most notorious places in England was Shooter's Hill on the Great Dover Road. Finchley Common, on the Great North Road, was very nearly as bad.[12] Many other places could be mentioned.

Executions

The penalty for robbery with violence was hanging, and most notorious highwaymen ended on the gallows. The chief place of execution for London and Middlesex was Tyburn. Famous highwaymen who ended their lives there included Claude Du Vall, James MacLaine, and Sixteen-string Jack. Highwaymen who could go to the gallows laughing and joking, or at least showing no fear, are said to have been admired by many of the people who came to watch.[13]

But to humour you, you can have my full online title. Descended from the dreaded HUNS old chap, but never had any family members with the title you've alluded to.

But considering Obama recently got his budget passed without anyone reading it, to the tune of $787 Billion one could probably make the allegation that this is similar to highwaymen; as we've discussed in a previous thread.

Hailing Jesse, hailing Jesse, Jesse James!

In any case "Ronnie Ray Gun", as he is affectionately recalled, is credited with overcoming communism without firing a single shot.
H/T to Maggie Thatcher. RR will remain a great president whether he has Highwayman's approval or disagreement.

Keep laughing chum! I recommend "Bedtime with Bonzo." for your viewing pleasure.


Cheers


Hans-Christian Georg Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

Frankenstein Battalion
2nd Squadron: Ulanen-(Lancers) Regiment Großherzog Friedrich von Baden(Rheinisches) Nr.7(Saarbrucken)
Knecht Rupprecht Division
Hans Corps
1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group “True North"
Ober Kommando der "Land of Many Nations"

Posted by: Hans Rupprecht at February 16, 2009 7:11 PM

The biggest difference I see between the Obama and the Reagan is that Obama is reaching all the wrong answers based on all the wrong reasons. Reagan reached the right answers using all the wrong reasons. The best thing Reagan had going for him was Carter and Gorbachev.

Posted by: Joe at February 16, 2009 7:13 PM

Anyone baiting thingee owes Kate for bandwidth.

Posted by: Mamba the hall monitor at February 16, 2009 7:15 PM

This thread is about the man that beat the greatest threat to individual freedoms that modern man has known vs a "do nothing" mouthpiece.

You intervene rudely on people that you don't agree with and when spanked, you speculate?

I am not a skeptic. My statements were not apprehensive. AND.....

You don't know if I have a status quo or if I wish to hang on to it. You don't know whether or not I've done alright, am doing alright or will do alright. It seems that there is very little that you do know. Back to my first statement.

Posted by: mike at February 16, 2009 7:18 PM

mamba,

noted. donation on it's way.

Posted by: mike at February 16, 2009 7:20 PM

True enough, Gruppenfuhrer, highwaymen were often revered by the common folk, and they were often opposers of tyranny and grasping nobility. I chose my moniker carefully, knowing that I would be considered an outcast taking on the views and beliefs that I have. If I say so, myself, it takes guts to buck the system... most don't have the intestinal fortitude, which is why we have the world that we do.

"Ronnie" (don't be disrespectful, now!) can't take credit for anything, because he, like all the others, only followed orders. You know about following orders, right, General? Yes, even presidents have to hop to the tune of the "establishment", which many famous statesmen have referred to in hushed tones. You'd know that, of course, if you'd risen to any appreciable level in the command structure. I seriously doubt that you have, as you wouldn't be hanging at this particular blog, conversing with lil' ol insignificant me!

Nonetheless, you're definitely a product of your trade, and you'd be one of the last to convert to anything less than the martial attitude that you exude. Lord knows it took me long enough. When you're trained to react and not think, it's hard to transition to any paradigm not requiring a swift and retaliatory response.

I'd suggest you take in a few episodes of M*A*S*H*, where you might identify with Colonel Flagg, the ever-patriotic, yet slightly psychotic CID officer.

If you want me, I'll be over in the Swamp. Ask for Hawkeye.

;-)

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 7:33 PM

Owesy reminds me of the highschool class president always on top of the social scene.
He'll need tons of help to make it to 4yr/limping

Posted by: reg dunlop at February 16, 2009 7:43 PM

"You intervene rudely on people that you don't agree with and when spanked, you speculate?"

You... spank me?

HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

Don't flatter yourself, Mikey. You're not that good.

And, you haven't heard a word I've said.

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 7:45 PM

The thing you need to remember about Reagan is that he was the primary leader of the conservative movement before he became president. And after he was sworn in, he continued to be a conservative leader.

The only other major politician who has been a leader in the conservative movement that I can think of off the top of my head is Newt Gingrich. And probably most of you realize that in the US, the Speaker of the House is often about as powerful a position as the presidency.

Obama was basically elected on the basis of being a rock star with a fan club made up of mainstream journalists.

He went to Harvard, became a community activist, and then became a state senator with the help of a lot of juice from the Combine (the coalition of politicians, the church, and the Outfit that basically runs Chicago). When he ran for senator, he had no Republican opponent, and as a consequence the Republicans dragged in Allen Keyes from another state to run against him, with a predictable outcome.

So actually, the only thing Obama ever had going for him in lieu of experience and a track record was the ability to read good speeches and get the support of most of the MSM. It's a cult of personality.

You know, JFK Jr started George magazine. It basically treated politicians and show business personalities in the same way, as his perspective as someone who grew up around politicians made him understand they live the same dynamic. So Obama is just a rock star and that was enough.

For whatever it's worth, Obama is galvanizing the conservative movement in a very forceful way. In 2010 we will have Congressional elections, and our hope is to elect conservatives to put a major crimp in the Obama juggernaut.

This "stimulus" bill that just passed is the largest and most expensive piece of legislation in history. And the Democrats did not even give Congress time to read it. Republicans voted against it to a man. For Democrats to arrange for no Congressmen to read this legislation is just a form of totalitarianism.

Posted by: Greg in Dallas at February 16, 2009 7:47 PM

Well, I guess it's been as futile as ever, visiting this blog. Maybe I'll come back another day... maybe not. Kate will be pissed you rapped with me, but I don't have to care, where you do.

I'm a highwayman... I can go where I please.

Serfs can't.

Later... maybe!

Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 7:50 PM

Donation made. But all the time I was gone, I could hear the call of the common loon in the background. Thought it was my imagination. Only in Canada, eh!

Posted by: mike at February 16, 2009 8:36 PM

For those feeding the trolls...we are all big kids here. Once I see who has posted I scroll right past.
They aren't wasting my time, but Kate's bandwith is wasted.

Posted by: bluetech at February 16, 2009 8:37 PM

Meant to add: Joe, thanks for the great vid. It is a history lesson in itself.
America got duped. Their ears were tickled.
Can't say they weren't warned.

"What does he actually seek to accomplish after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?...(He will)...make government bigger, take more of your money and give you more orders from Washington and (to) reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world."
Gov. Sarah Palin, Sept. 3, 2008

Oh, wait:
bet they are still waiting for the water to be turned back.

Posted by: bluetech at February 16, 2009 8:45 PM

For whatever reason, Reagan was still the one holding the reins when the USSR became the former Soviet Union. America’s biggest threat of the day was marginalized.

Obama has yet to accomplish anything of note and while I can always choose to be optimistic, the words and actions of their chosen one give any thinking person great cause for concern.

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that he booked the weekend, given recent events?


Posted by: mike at February 16, 2009 9:03 PM

A good video.

Posted by: RW at February 16, 2009 9:14 PM

Revnant Dream at February 16, 2009 2:50 PM

We see in the rise of The Obamocrats, all Yale and Harvard educated, and very wealthy, working on behalf of the "people", while in fact holding them in great disdain, (fly-iover country and red-knecks) is exactly the Platonic form of government, where the philosopher kings know best for the masses.

There are only two forms of government, Platonic or Libertarian, which is, politically, Conservative, small-government.

Posted by: RW at February 16, 2009 9:24 PM

Don't feed the trolls.

Posted by: RW at February 16, 2009 9:29 PM

Excellent video. Reagan is a hero the Big O is a zero.
It's time to say once again, DO NOT feed the trolls.

Posted by: kelly at February 16, 2009 9:39 PM

ET at February 16, 2009 6:08 PM

I agree with you about his narcissism. You are spot on. But a control-freek? I will wait to be convinced of that; if what you say transpires, then yes.

However, I don't sense the man has enough depth for megalomania, just vanity.

Posted by: RW at February 16, 2009 9:40 PM

Black Mamba at February 16, 2009 6:39 PM

Yes, given my previous comments, she could well be the motive force of ambition behind the Ubermessiah. As I say, I don't think he has the depths and women are a lot more manipulative than men. (Ducks behind sofa .. OK I'll justify that remark if anyone complains).

Posted by: RW at February 16, 2009 9:47 PM

Pretty good video. Its been clear from day one that Obama is a marxist, so a juxtaposition with Reagan is redundant. But it sure shows the difference between a great President who will be long remembered and a president who is only a 4 year fill in until we can find someone to really do the job. God Bless Ronaldus Magnus we know he rests in peace.

Who is this little whelp Highwayman, and does he not have something better to do than post comments on here all day? Perhaps I could suggest finding employment. Its fulfilling and rewarding, try it!

Posted by: CanuckInMI at February 16, 2009 9:47 PM

Aside from selling arms to Iran to wage a secret war in Central America, creating the modern phenomeneon of homelessness in urban centres, and creating the largest deficit in the history of humankind (until Bush II did his handiwork), Reagan was one hell of a president.

Posted by: real at February 16, 2009 9:55 PM

For God's sake people, don't feed the trolls!

Excellent video, a perfect juxtaposition of the principled genius of Reagan, versus the vacuous rhetoric of the Obamessiah.

Posted by: Colin from Mission B.C. at February 16, 2009 10:12 PM

"The day's coming that I and my ilk will be muzzled, completely, and if you don't think that's true, you try and question the status quo in those times."
Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 6:09 PM

If you are muzzled, pal, it won't be due to the likes of the folks on SDA. See, we on the right are actually in favour of giving people like you free speech; after all, if you don't support free speech from those you loathe, then you don't support it at all. And besides, I think we'd agree that it's better to give you a public forum so people have opportunity to see you as you are; if you behave in the same manner publicly, doubtless your family, friends and acquaintences know just what type of person you are, and this gives folks on this blog a chance to lift the veil, as it were. Unfortunately for you, any useful bit of thinking you provide is lost in the ranting and boorishness of your postings, but the loss - I assure you - is not ours.

Also, as far as "censorship" goes, I'd say most of us here support your right to start your own blog and blather on about any topic you choose; however coming here and behaving rudely and making an ass of yourself doesn't guarantee you "free speech" on a private blog, so if you are banned, then blame it on your own boorish manners, start your own blog, and have at it.

mhb23re

Posted by: mhb at February 16, 2009 10:13 PM

Reagan hinted at it: let's nationalize the industry of Hollywood and see how all those spoiled rich liberal actors like being told by the government what roles they will lay, what movies, plays or television series they will "star" in. And while we're at it, let's make sure they all make the exact same wage. After all, we need to "share the wealth" don't we?

Posted by: A Dog Named Kyoto at February 16, 2009 10:20 PM

Highwayman - If you want me to kiss your ass you are gonna have to climb up one mighty high ladder in order for me to stoop down to your sorry ass, buddy. I don't think they make ladders quite that tall.

BTW - you must have graduated with a PHD in "quick whit and verbal retort (make that retard)" for that blog. Wow - mental giant if I ever saw one.

Posted by: a different bob at February 16, 2009 10:28 PM

By the way, in 1989, Sen. Harry Reid - yes, THAT Harry Reid, tried to introduce a Motion to repeat Amendment 22 of the US Constitution. That's the amendment that limits Presidents to only TWO TERMS.

Hmm. I wonder why he wanted to repeal this Rule? Reagan and the Bush were in power.

Posted by: ET at February 16, 2009 10:44 PM

ET - Reid, like Pelosi are mental midgets with the balance of power in Congress. God help us all! Never has America been saddled with so little for so long!

Posted by: a different bob at February 16, 2009 10:49 PM

a different bob - fer X sake - stop

Don't feed, OK?

Exchange e-mails and meet behind the bike racks if you want.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 10:55 PM

a different bob - Reid and Pelosi scare me. What world did they grow up in? I think we in Canada are better off, given our small c conservative nature, and our (seemingly) natural risk adverse nature.

It's like we've been watching the people south of the border roll great numbers on dice for a while, but have refused to participate.

Iceland said - OK - I'll do that - and double up - and all of a sudden they are insolvent.

Our banking system is sound. Our loans seem pretty reasonable.

But Reid and Pelosi - they scare me - a lot

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 10:59 PM

Posted by: bluetech at February 16, 2009 8:45 PM

"Meant to add: Joe, thanks for the great vid. It is a history lesson in itself. etc, etc."

Actually, bluetech I found it on "London Fog Blog" (great Libertarians) situated in London, Ontario.

Kate's SDA just gave the Reagan / Obama video a nice bump not only for our American viewers but especially our 'slobbering' over Obama Canadian MSM as well.




Thanks to Kate for bumping

Posted by: Joe Molnar at February 16, 2009 11:10 PM

Joe Molnar - I read a bit about how the Canadian public may not be able to see Obama on his trip. I know, I'm as disappointed as you are.a

I've gone through my 50th loaf of bread, trying to make a piece of toast that looks like Obama for eBay

Damn!

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 11:18 PM

RW 9:47 PM - I don't really think she's Lady MacBama, I just think she's loopy. Her undergraduate Princeton Senior thesis is horrible, and I don't really even mean the theme. She couldn't (can't?) write a grammatical sentence, or frame a coherent thought, or even figure out that she needed to pay a competent person to proof-read and redact. If I knew a twelve year-old writing at that level, I'd hire her a tutor. Princeton's a good school, right? My point is, she's been very lucky, so what is she so angry about, and why does she seem to want to make it everyone else's problem?
(I do, however, admire her for being a snappy dresser.)
Now Hillary's a lady I'd keep an eye on at a Scottish house-party.
BTW your sexism appalls me. I'm going to cry 'till you buy me something expensive.

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 16, 2009 11:20 PM

Black Mamba - I remember reading about Michelle Obama appearing at a ribbon cutting ceremony for her hospital, and there being a bit of a hubbub caused by a picketing minority group.

She went over, and assuaged things - and perhaps, that's why she received her large incremental raise after Obama became senator.

Or, maybe not.

As I've said previously, the Sopranos subplot involving Zellman and also the Reverend James Jr. I thought was fiction, not a documentary.

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 16, 2009 11:29 PM

Well, she's running the perfect machiavellian subterfuge as a paranoid dingbat. But Chicago politics - Fuhgedaboudit. (Seriously, I hear it's pretty corrupt.)

Posted by: Black Mamba at February 16, 2009 11:49 PM

Thank-you for this excellent video, Joe.

Like many of you above, I suspect this new administration, they are acting way too 'off the wall' to be anything but verry dangerous to Liberty loving Americans. Will the eventual outrage be met with reason and compassion or will the new outfit try force? I think they have underestimated the American people in a very big way.

The good part is that I doubt any Freedom loving American will fail to show up at the polls again to vote for the lesser of what they percieve(d) as two losers.

This will be messy but America is too strong to let fools take away the Freedom for which so many Americans have died to win and preserve.

Posted by: Jema54 at February 17, 2009 3:29 AM

Black Mamba -I was trying to make history with my "Obama toast" reference - but I think you trumped me with "Lady MacBama"

Damn!!

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 17, 2009 3:44 AM

Kudos for the video are due to "London Fog Blog"
where I found it posted.

Kate was being kind by crediting me.

Posted by: Joe Molnar at February 17, 2009 8:51 AM

It is not that mazing that posting this video has brought the lefties out screaming slogans.....he has most of the credit for destroying the "evil empire" "workers paradise" "dictatorship of the proletariot" and they view him as the anti-christ.
I am disturbed by O's similarity to another great orator....even his call for unity.....
"EIN VOLK, EIN REICH, EIN FUERHER"
nuf said........

Posted by: sasquatch at February 17, 2009 2:51 PM

reagan is more of a man dead than those who shit on him now.

Posted by: old white guy at February 17, 2009 5:35 PM

Well, I guess it's been as futile as ever, visiting this blog. Maybe I'll come back another day... maybe not. Kate will be pissed you rapped with me, but I don't have to care, where you do.

I'm a highwayman... I can go where I please.

Serfs can't.

Later... maybe!
Posted by: The Highwayman at February 16, 2009 7:50 PM


Back to the bottle huh? See you later, HWY-boy.

Posted by: Richard Romano at February 17, 2009 11:55 PM
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