July 23, 2008
Kevin Myers is a columnist in Ireland’s Independent newspaper, and seemingly is a brilliant fellow. I haven’t had time to read much of his stuff, but consider this pungent observation of the European Union:
‘Moreover, there is no “European” identity. We might share many cultural influences and traditions, but even language, proximity and similarity of culture do not confer a shared political identity, as the lowlands of Scotland and the north of England are in the melancholy process of discovering. Umbrellas like the EU are just that: no-one ever confuses the sheltered with the shelter, least of all the sheltered. And even then, just because you’re under the same shelter with someone doesn’t mean you want to have sex with them, or live together for the rest of your lives. Our ‘No’ vote is a people-sent opportunity for the governments of Europe to step back and consider our future. Do the Poles and the Spaniards and the Germans and the Swedes and the Irish have so much in common that they could genuinely have a single foreign policy and a single foreign minister that would fairly represent all their best interests?
True, Mr Myers. And to that, may I paraphrase this?
Do the Dakotans and the Carolinians and the New Yorkers and the Alaskans and the Texans have so much in common that they could genuinely have a single policy and a single government that would fairly represent all their best interests?
July 5, 2008
Buried in this NYT editorial about something inconsequential was this gem of Liberal thought: “…the anti-gun-control groups’ misreading of the Constitution as implying an individual right to bear arms.”
How the hell did we lose a war to these people? That’s so wrong as to be mind-boggling.
I hope that Vanderleun or Hawkins or somebody will show us how wrong it is – I’m too angry. If you can’t see why it’s wrong, then you deserve the chains you will surely wear.
July 5, 2008
Observe yon cartoon. Notice anything funny about it?
Besides the fact that it’s not funny… yes, McCain flew a jet and Obama isn’t qualified to fly an ultralight, or ultralights use less fuel, or the wishful thinking that McCain has a chance to win based on anything. The cartoon, on it’s face, is NOT funny.
But this IS funny. Look under the cockpit on the jet, where the victory stickers would normally go. Rather than little stars signifying victory over North Vietnamese aircraft, McCain’s plane has little American flags, symbolizing victory over AMERICAN aircraft. Heh… now, that’s funny, intentional or not.
One flag represents Campaign Finance Reform, one for Immigration Reform, one is for the Gang of Fourteen – on and on and on. John McCain may be qualified to be President, but the sonuvabitch doesn’t deserve to be President.
Original cartoon – Townhall.com – The Funnies