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Donald Trump Plays the Media Like the Fools They Are

Mainstream MediaIt’s truly amazing that we’ve come this far, hasn’t it? As I write this post in mid-September, Donald Trump — real-estate mogul, reality television superstar, Internet troll extraordinaire — actually has a fairly decent shot at winning this November’s election and becoming President of the United States.

It hasn’t been easy along the way. The candidate has often done all that he possibly can to wipe out his own chances of success with his quick temper and free-flowing mouth. And certainly the mainstream media and collective intelligentsia have done all that they possible can to defame and discount this historic run, alternating between referring to him as “pure evil,” telling tales of impending nuclear disaster, or playing it loose and fast with the facts behind what he says in general.

But, behind it all, they don’t realize one thing; every time they talk, every ounce of hyperbole directed his way, all it does is boost Trump’s chances. There is a giant undercurrent of loathing and hatred in this country for the media elites, and if they are ripping on someone with profound condescension, to that vast undercurrent of “deplorables“, they are reaffirming why Trump is different and worthy of their support.

Case in point, the “Birther” issue. With two terms and eight years completed, it’s a bit nonsensical that we are even wasting our time with the debate over whether or not current President Barack Hussein Obama was born in the United States and technically eligible for the office he holds. Also, mind you not that this entire conspiracy may have gotten it’s start back in the early days of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 run for president, or that Obama’s camp did the thing no favors by stalling for seeming years to address the issue convincingly and factually. No, because Donald Trump used to make mention of it years ago–as many of us did at the time–we have to dig deep into the Wayback Machine and use it as a hammer to bash him after the fact.

Take this tweet from the Associated Press, which I singled out back when it was sent:

I’m sure some copy writer or intern at the AP was very smugly satisfied with the language and construction of that tweet. From the “BREAKING” tag to the tone, it’s filled with elitist sarcasm and “of course it was obvious all along” undertones that are designed to make Trump appear to be a buffoon for being so behind the times.

But that’s not really how it played out on television, though. In reality, Trump used the opening of his new hotel in Washington, DC as an opportunity to appear, well, dare I say…presidential. He came out, definitively declared the issue over, stated the facts, and then closed with the brilliant line, “Hillary Clinton started it, I ended it.” BOOM. That is the line that will resonate with voters throughout the country when its all said and done. And by covering the issue with unbridled enthusiasm in anticipation of meltdown, instead the mainstream media provided a forum for Trump to have one of his best days ever. Like Butch said in Pulp Fiction, “this is how you are going to beat them; they keep underestimating you.”

Look, I’m only the most tepid of Donald Trump supporters personally. There’s a lot to be concerned about, from his fundamental knowledge of some issues to his lack of depth on others, a frightening combination of arrogance and willful ignorance. However, to borrow from another sage proverb, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” and if Trump is going to continue to make the media look like the biased, pseudo-intellectual fools that they are, I’m going to gleefully laugh and enjoy the ride with each and every incident.

If You Are a Racist Politician, You Just Might Be a Liberal

Obama, Reid, PelosiHey, can you do me a favor?  Can you remind me just which American political party is the one that’s always portrayed in the media and during debates as the one filled with horrible, filthy racists and elitests?  I don’t see any Republicans making the news lately for absolutely beyond-the-pale outrageous statements aimed towards President Barack Hussein Obama.

No, I’m not even talking about former KKK kleagle Robert Byrd.  Not this time, at least.

Let’s start with the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, he of the vow towards creating the “most ethical Congress in history.”  Apparently, he has some theories as to why and how Obama became the 44th POTUS.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered an apology on Saturday to President Barrack Obama after making off color race remarks.

Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, was quoted in a new book as having said that Obama did not have a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” and that he was popular because he is “light skinned”.

Not to be outdone, though, former Democrat President Bill Clinton — he of countless scandals, alleged corruption, and his own rhetorical stylings of being the “first black president” — apparently longs for the good old days of segregated country clubs or perhaps even the plantation lifestyle.

[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

A lot of the liberal mentality, as held by the masses that populate the coasts and other urban areas, is genuinely rooted in a (misdirected) means towards promoting equality and justice for all persons, of all faiths and colors.  Make no mistake, though: the ruling class that these liberals elect, though, share no such dream.  They know that they only way they can maintain power is to promote policies that actually incentivize poverty and welfare and inhibit increased distribution of prosperity.  Given that the unfortunate racial makeup of these downtrodden communities, one cannot help but wonder who the true racists are.

It’s Days Like Today That Make Me Grateful I Work in a Skyscraper

Bush on 9/11You may be surprised to hear it, but the biggest danger facing each and every one of us today isn’t the pressing near for healthcare reform, or a slow and shaky economy, or even those nasty, racist, evil conservative teabagger protesters that are so mean and uncooperative towards President Barack Hussein Obama.

Nope, it’s a bunch of Muslim fanatics based in Asia and Africa that want to kill us and end our very way of life.

We very fortunately narrowly avoided a Christmas Day Massacre thanks only to the ineptness of a would-be, now-phallus-less suicide bomber, despite all the best intentions of Homeland Security officials, passengers, and the like.  But don’t worry; Obama and his top representatives are “on” the case, don’t you know?  The mainstream media is doing all it can to tell us this is the case, notwithstanding the fact that the President might not have heard about the foiled attack until nearly three hours after it happened…and then managed to go back to the gym and golf course for a little rest and recreation.  Surely, there will be a movie about his paralysis to act called Fahrenheit 12/25 soon, right?

But don’t worry again, rather than starting to profile and screen passengers based on their potential risk (the bomber’s name was curiously Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, not Peter Smith) or more carefully focus on threats emerging from Yemen and the African contingent of Al Qaeda, the Transportation Security Administration is going to prevent us all from using laptops or drinking that last bottle of water during the final hour of international flights.

I, for one, feel so much safer now!

They’re Coming To Take You Away, Ha Ha

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evilThe Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

It’s one of those inalienable rights set forth that helped set America on the path towards being, for two hundred years, the single greatest force for freedom and privacy in human history.  Barring a justified cause — and appropriate legal documentation — there ain’t nobody that can come into your abode and take you away for thinking the wrong thought, expressing the wrong idea, or engaging in the wrong action (to the accuser).

While you were out Christmas caroling, debating the healthcare fiasco, or even catching up on your DVD watching, President Barack Hussein Obama quietly moved to undo the United States Constitution by granting the international police force INTERPOL unlimited rights to run amuck throughout our nation.

Last Thursday, December 17, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order “Amending Executive Order 12425.” It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new level of full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies and select other “International Organizations” as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.

By removing language from President Reagan’s 1983 Executive Order 12425, this international law enforcement body now operates — now operates — on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Got that?  The Right gets a bad rap for allegedly wanting to curtail liberties in the names of morality and safety in the public debate, but let’s be honest: it’s the Left that consistently has proven that, if you dare to question their brand of political thoughtspeak, it’s off to the gallows for you.

Now, I find it hard to believe that this Executive Order can stand as legal if challenged in court — not only is it unconstitutional, it seems to vaguely resemble an element of international treaty that would require a Congressional seal of approval as well.

That being said, is it really far fetched to wonder if, one day, the International Police Force of the New World Order might come, apprehend, and even execute you for daring to speak against it, or for not having the correct carbon footprint, or for serving in a prior war that it deems now worthy of prosecution for War Crimes?

The plans are already being formulated, my friends.

Vote or Die. Or Don’t. You’ll Probably Live and Not Much Will Change Either Way.

Fresh off the humiliating election of woefully over-matched President Barack Hussein Obama — accompanied by nearly filibuster-proof majorities for the Democrats in both houses of Congress — this year’s Election Day turns our focus to more local, personal roots, as several notable contests are underway in both the Empire and Garden states.  These campaigns, though, are not without their own national implications, especially for the Republican Party.

Upstate, with the withdrawal of Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava, a previously uninteresting House seat is now up for grabs between Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative Doug Hoffman.  I was clear last year in my contention that, when the fate of the free world was at stake, conservatives and similarly minded individuals needed to hold their collective noses and pull the lever for John McCain, given the alternative (and, indeed, looking at the sorry state of affairs in DC these days, I maintain this was the correct call).

This time, though, with a relatively insignificant seat up for grabs for merely 365 days, I think it’s safe to say that we are all gleeful to see the out-of-touch liberal pragmatists running the GOP get what was coming to them via a little right-wing revolution.  Based on The Other McCain’s profile and relentless on-the-ground coverage, it seems clear that Hoffman is a good guy and just the sort we need more of patrolling the hallowed halls of the US Capitol.

Meanwhile, what’s left of the woeful and inept New York GOP casts its fate with Napoleonic Mayor-for-Life Michael Bloomberg, in the hopes that Mike and his free-spending millions won’t jilt them at the altar yet again after safely securing the throes of office.  I’m sorry, but even with a potential train-wreck such as the incompetent and out-of-touch liberal alternative in Democrat Bill Thompson, I will not be casting my vote for Mayor Mike.  Whether I hold my nose and vote Democrat or merely abstain entirely will be a game-time decision.  But no lover of liberty and the will of the people can in clear conscience support a man who basically single-handedly overturned a public referendum and ended term limits so that he can gain an additional four years.  No doubt the Mayor and his overdeveloper friends will carry the day on Tuesday, but it will not be on my hands.

Rare is the day I embed and praise a Communication Workers of America video!

At least I have a worthy and decent City Council candidate in Dan Halloran at the most local of levels to support — a Conservative Republican with a chance to win even!

Meanwhile, across the Hudson River, the incumbent governor and noted expert vehicle driver Jon Corzine is in the battle of his life against the rotund but affable Chris Christie.  Yeah, he’s fat, but who cares?  He’s cool with it.  Question for Jersey residents: you have among the highest taxes and costs of living in the United States, and businesses and residents are fleeing the state faster than the Israelites beat a path out of Egypt.  Is more Big Government and Big Finance at the hands of the former Goldman Sachs’ CEO really the answer?

The Solution Is Simple: I Abstain

2009 World Series LogoThe imperfect end to an utterly putrid baseball season for fans of the New York Mets has reached its bittersweet crescendo: a fall un-classic pitting the hated Bronx Bombers against the cocky, arrogant, and despicable defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.  What is a man, so filled with contempt and loathing for both franchises, supposed to do?

The answer is perfectly obvious.  I am opting to take a page from President Barack Obama’s playbook.  When faced with a difficult choice and two less-than-perfect alternatives, I choose to vote “present.”

There are plenty of readily available alternatives.  NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles on Tuesday nights.  Endless Family Guy reruns on WTBS.  New York Islanders hockey games.  Stargate: Universe on Fridays.  Countless series on DVD that I am attempting to plow through (including Californication and Heroes).  Heck, I might even opt to catch up on some work, or even write more of my masters thesis, instead of suffering through the World Series.

I said infamously once that, were the Yankees to play Al Qaeda in an intramural exhibition with the fate of the world and sharia law for all on the line, I’d root for Al Qaeda.  I meant it, and if my alternative is instead watching and potentially emotionally engaging with a loser franchise from the opposite end of the New Jersey Turnpike, well, I’ll pass.

Have a great series, guys.  Wake me up when Spring Training starts.