Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Amuse a Liberal Today

Root Riven Siren is laughing aloud at the following tweet:

Coming across each Walker ad- it's like discovering vomit on a morning sidewalk. Repulsive discovery.

Who knew it was so easy to amuse a liberal? Coming across a Walker ad- it's like discovering a turd in your breakfast cereal. Ha ha ha. Or like finding maggots in your genital cyst. Ha ha ha, I am hilarious. Go ahead, lol with me. I know it, you know it, I am a laugh riot. Or finding a decomposing rat....

Try it yourself. Show me you are as funny as a liberal. Coming across a Walker ad - it's like.....

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Apologies to my readers for the lack of content recently, I have been crazy busy. That will taper off soon enough and I can get back to commenting on the passing scene. So Merry Christmas to all, Sean included. Who says conservatives aren't inclusive?

Monday, December 12, 2011

On Race, Talent, Christianity, etc...

People seem to either love or hate Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, I suspect because he is overtly Christian-y. But then again, Green Bay star Reggie White was also overtly Christian-y, and he was universally loved and respected as a player, though he harmed his image later with some ridiculous statements, if I recall correctly.

So my question is why the difference in treatment? Is it that White was regarded as a better player or is race somehow a factor? Any theories?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Local Lefty Echo Chamber

With Kay's Blue Racine switching to an invitation only format - me not invited - and RootRiverSiren screening and then not publishing a recent comment of mine, it seems the local left is committing to an ideological echo chamber style of blogging. For people so sure of the superiority of their ideas, this seems a bit strange. And for those of you who wonder why I put up with Sean Cranley, it is because, unlike much of the local left, I am actually up for debate and discussion and Sean sadly is my only current detractor.

So about that RootRiverSiren comment. RRS has been relentlessly focused on the recall-related misdeeds committed, allegedly, by Republicans. And she is upset that Democrat spokesman Graeme Zelinski has not denounced the perpetrators. I couldn't help but notice that the Zelinski photo had a picture of labor leader Samuel Gompers and the following quote: Reward your friends, punish your enemies. My comment was that Zelinski's sin was insufficient adherence to the Democrat ethos promoted in the photo.

Sadly, an opportunity was missed. The comment might have sparked a defense or explanation of the Gompers quote and the role or appropriateness of reward and punishment in politics. Instead, an inconvenient criticism was swatted away and its back to the one-sided demonization of Republicans. A sad state our local lefties are in. Too bad.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Tax Time?

A friend was recently asked the following question on a graduate school entrance exam: Would it be appropriate for a school to require parents to volunteer at their children's school?

My answer. First differentiate between private and public schools. The former should be free to create whatever innovative programs that might help the institutions mission and if parents don't like it they can send their children elsewhere. Regarding a public school, the oxymoronic notion of required volunteerism is truly horrifying insofar as the precedent it would set. Seeing as public schools are government institutions, the uncompensated work required would be a new type of tax, a time tax.

If this idea gained traction in the public schools, I suspect it would be only a matter of time before our Saturdays were spent assembling windmills and solar panels, for the good of society of course.

And there is another word for forced work without pay. I can't remember all the details but I thought our country had resolved that issue already.