Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Democrat Banzai Charge

Wikipedia defines "Banzai charge" as a term applied during World War II by the Allied forces to human wave attacks mounted by infantry forces of the Imperial Japanese Army. These attacks were usually launched as a suicide attack to avoid surrender and dishonor or as a final attempt at maximizing the odds of success in the face of usually numerically superior Allied forces.

It seems very fitting to characterize the last-ditch efforts to pass ObamaCare with reconciliation as a Banzai charge.

The Wall Street Journal today opined:
A string of electoral defeats and the great unpopularity of ObamaCare can't stop Democrats from their self-appointed rendezvous with liberal destiny—ramming a bill through Congress on a narrow partisan vote. What we are about to witness is an extraordinary abuse of traditional Senate rules to pass a bill merely because they think it's good for the rest of us, and because they fear their chance to build a European welfare state may never come again.

The vehicle is "reconciliation," a parliamentary process that fast-tracks budget measures and was created in 1974 as a deficit-reduction tool. Limited to 20 hours of debate, reconciliation bills need a mere 50 votes in the Senate, with the Vice President as tie-breaker, thus circumventing the filibuster. Both Democrats and Republicans have frequently used reconciliation on budget bills, so Democrats are now claiming that using it to pass ObamaCare is no big deal.
President Obama is expected to endorse reconciliation in remarks this morning.

And in doing so, Obama is asking volunteering Democrats in Congress to Banzai charge into the withering fire of voter discontent. If voters who elected Obama as the great unifier have become disillusioned by his failure to bring about the change he campaigned on, just wait until Democrats pass Obama's health care reforms.

We can only "hope" that voters will remember the damage wrought by liberal exteemism married to a complicit press and prevent a Democrat majority for generations to come.


Undocumented Journalist: Campbell Brown of CNN

In an effort to expose unqualified journalists working in the field without documentation, I will identify whether or not a so-called 'professional' journalist actually holds a degree in journalism or communications.

Why is this important?

Documented journalists have been taught in college to not only cover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of news, but they have also learned the reasons why the framers of the Constitution protected the press from the government in the First Amendment, and the role the press plays as the Fourth Estate by providing final checks and balances over the political process in the United States. Journalist malpractice can thus be exposed through training or lack thereof.

Simply put, it is not the job of the press to hold one political party more or less accountable than another. It is the job of the press to objectively report the truth.
Campbell Brown was born Alma Dale Campbell Brown on June 14, 1968 in Ferriday, Louisiana, the daughter of former Louisiana Democratic State Senator, Secretary of State, and Insurance Commissioner James H. "Jim" Brown Jr. She grew up in Natchez, Mississippi and attended Trinity Episcopal Day School. She was also a cheerleader. She was kicked out of the elite Madeira School for sneaking off campus to go to a party.

Brown graduated from Regis College in Denver with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Brown is an undocumented journalist because she does not hold a degree in journalism or communications.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

My country, left or lefter, the results of a Democrat poll

If Sarah Palin was at your feet dying of thirst and you had a cold 2-liter bottle of Diet Pepsi, what would you do?

Seventy-one percent said they would "probably let her lick the sweat off their balls."

Twelve percent said they would offer her a "nice turd" or a "couple of rocks."

What animal does Sarah Palin remind you of?

Forty-one percent asked, by way of clarification, if a maggot is an animal.

What would you do if Jesus was at your door?

Forty-one percent said they would keep him at bay with a bong pipe or a baseball bat until their local school board arrived.

Twenty percent said they would sell their house before the neighborhood got any worse.

Is there anything more exciting than watching people arguing in circles with straw men?

Seventy-six percent said no.

Twenty percent said, "Unprotected sex, but only with multiple members of the same sex."

What is the greatest scientific achievement in the history of humankind?

Twenty-four percent said, "man-made global warming."

Fifty-nine percent said, "trying to find clean clothes when our parents are on vacation."

Is it ever okay for men to touch the remote?

Twenty-two percent said, "Only to switch to MSNBC."

Twenty-six percent said, "Only to switch to Bravo."

Twenty-nine percent said, "Only to switch to Project Runway."

Do you trust any mainstream TV or print publications?

Eighty-one percent said, "Only MSNBC."

Nineteen percent said, "Bravo."

Is it ever okay to be against abortion?

Twenty-one percent said, "Yes, but only when the parents are crack heads and have an IQ of 75 or lower."

How God-damned is America?

Twenty-nine percent said, "Humongously."

Twenty-seven percent said, "Ginormously."

Twenty-six percent said, "Bodaciously."

Twelve percent simply hyperventilated.


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