Today’s Must Reads

Hey, it’s back to school time in the Nice Deb household, so I’ve been kinda swamped for the past week. Actually, I’ve been swamped all summer, which, of course has effected my blogging. Some days, it’s all I can do to get just one or two posts out there.

Starting next week: FREEEEEDOM!!!!

Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that I don’t love having the little dears at home. I do. But for every thing, (turn, turn, turn) there is a season…(turn, turn, turn)…and the season for more personal time for Nice Deb is coming soon.

As for today, I’m not sure if I’m going to have time for more than this here round-up.  There’s lots of good stuff out there, today, and I want you to see it all:

Let’s start with good ol’ Nile Gardiner at the UK Telegraph: The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

Everybody‘s writing about Obama’s fall from grace, lately. I love it:

The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. While the anti-establishment Tea Party movement has gained significant

‘ground and is now a rising and powerful political force to be reckoned with, many of the president’s own supporters as well as independents are rapidly losing faith in Barack Obama, with open warfare breaking out between ,mthe White House and the left-wing of the Democratic Party. While conservatism in America grows stronger by the day, the forces of liberalism are growing increasingly weaker and divided.

Did you catch the “summer of discontent” wording??? Oh yeah, where have you seen that before? Keep reading, it’s nothing you don’t already know, but it’s always fun to see the Brits piling on. After suffering through the nightmarish years of 2008-2010, as we watched this horrific combination of  Marxist/incompetent/shyster steamroll his way to electoral victory, and then truly awful legislative victories,  it is profoundly gratifying to see that most people have finally caught on, and they want to see the radical agenda of this modern day Elmer Gantry curtailed. As I’ve said many times before, it’s  like the average commenter at Daily Kos is running the country. That kind of *YUCK* is not going to fool the country for long.

More bad tidings for Dems: I bet they were hoping that the Joe Sestak/WH job bribe scandal was over, but, it ain’t over, thanks to Bill Clinton, who’s decided he’s no longer going to play the dupe for this failing administration:

Ed Morrissey: Clinton backing away from Sestak story? Update: Video added; Update: New video with Clinton

Hahaha. Watch for some intense word parsing in the coming days.

Gateway Pundit has been covering this bizarre story:

Disgusting. Lib Candidate Now Sending Supporters to Rand Paul Rallies to Act Like Racists (Video)


Figures. Fake Racist Plant at Rand Paul Rally Was Obama Campaign Worker

Was he seriously trying to fool people while wearing a tinfoil hat?

In case you missed it, Michelle Malkin was a target of some vulgar liberal female “comedians”.

When things don’t go their way, libs become increasingly deranged. Look for more of this in the not so distant future.

Move over Coffee Party…there’s a new kid in town: “F.*.c.k. Tea project,(Just more infantile moonbats with no pretense of civility this time). Pathetic.

More to come (possibly), later.

Great Post at AoSHQ: The “Neutral Story Line” and How The Media Uses It To Justify Its Perpetual Game of “Guess That Party!”

Ace explains how the media justifies its bias. Long, but worth reading in full.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t link to this: Miss Him Yet? Bush Welcomes Returning Heroes As Obama Fundraises

Hell yes, I miss him. So do a lot of people, which is why the Dems’ midterm  Blame Bush Strategy Won’t Work.

Graph-o-the-day at the GOP Conference Blog: GRAPH: Democrats’ Job Agenda Revealed

More charts and graphs from the GOP, here.

Don’t miss: The Daily Beast: Ground Zero Mosque Hurts Islam

The very idea of building a mosque there is a dangerous sign of Muslim demands on Western societies, says British authority Douglas Murray—and it shows that the U.S. must make a stand.

Oh, I almost forgot! I saw this late last night, and wanted to do a whole post about it, but I ran out of time.

This is good stuff:

American Digest: Syoung809132001: The Voice of the People

Neoneocon found this commenter’s cri du Coeur deep inside the Washington Post’s long stream of comments castigating the Journolist quislings it still keeps on the payroll. I’ve corrected the spelling and punctuation and added paragraphing for pacing. Otherwise I have changed “Syoung809132001” words not one whit.

These words are long, strong, worth reading and absorbing. This is Whitman’s “barbaric yawp sounded over the roofs of the world.” This is an American Citizen speaking, and it is the sound and sign of Democracy awakened. It is the voice of the people betrayed:

I urge the new Republicans who are now running to reach out to the unions. We are weary. We know we are a big part of the problem and we are ready to compromise and work together.

Hell, I used to buy all of the spin. I am guilty of doing too little research and just toeing the party line because I was too busy. I’ve got plenty of time now. I’ve got plenty of will now. To say I regret all of the above doesn’t do it justice.

However, as a penance for the error of my ways, I am willing to take any kind of pay cut, benefit cut, furlough, whatever just to be able to feed my family and not have to worry about the bills and the roof over our heads. I am willing to cut whatever corners are necessary, learn whatever new skill is required to just get people working again.

If I never have to hear the words GREEN JOBS from my governor’s mouth again I would fall on my knees in gratitude. Fancy ideas, cotton candy spun dreams do not materialize into real paying jobs.

Our entire state of Michigan was sacrificed to the green job pie in the sky promise. Michigan now resembles a third world country. Whatever it takes, with whatever party candidate who has a realistic, adult answer will get our union votes.

The rose colored glasses are gone, I am turning accusing eyes at my so called “advocates” and I am bringing a hell of a lot of people with me.

I am an adult. Speak to me as an adult. Do not whine and point a finger of blame at a minority party for your own failure. ADULTS admit when they have made a mistake.

It is becoming clear to me who the irresponsible children are who go on a crazy “who cares” spending spree, and then become irritated when the people aren’t appreciative of their irresponsibility. And it is apparent who the adults are who are standing up screaming: “NO! STOP! YOU IDIOTS!” We will soon see which side the majority of the electorate is on.

I only regret I have one vote to cast. It is a dog eat dog world out there and the Democrat party wrote their own obituary with their utter foolishness. I played a part in that foolishness. I regret it utterly, but thankfully a tragic and deep lesson has been learned. If nothing else, I am grateful to be awake, thinking on my own, and seeing the light for the first time. It is a miniscule silver lining to a very dark cloud.

There’s more. This Washington Post commenter has been busy. And he’s awesome.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, Buzzworthy, thanks!

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8 thoughts on “Today’s Must Reads

  1. Why do republicans sneer at anything green that attempts to be more gentle on our environment? I am also perplexed why educated people are also major targets of republican scorn.
    Can anyone help me to understand these viewpoints?

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  2. As I am a Conservative, I can’t really speak for Republicans, since sometimes we have the same interests and sometimes we don’t, but I can give you an educated Conservative’s answer to your questions.

    1. “Green” is frequently nothing of the sort, or the true costs often outweigh the benefits. Whether it is conservation methods like low-flush toilets that often require two flushes, thus using the same amount of water as the ones they replace by government mandate, or compact florescent bulbs that require hazmat team-like instructions to clean up after, or battery powered cars that have to be charged by coal fired electrical facilities, and require haz mat teams to clean up after accidents, I think that it is the fact that we trade environmental “burdens”, rather than eliminate them, and often at a far higher cost. I believe that if you want to pay that cost, then by all means, go ahead. However, it is difficult to justify imposing those costs on the rest of society to play along with the environmental slight-of-hand, either through direct regulation (no more incandescent light bulbs) or by ham-fisted peer pressure by enviroloons insisting that my preference for a V-8 powered sedan instead of the shoe masquerading as a car that is the Prius is tantamount to an enviromental crime against one of the two gods that they deem worthy of public worship, Gaia.

    If I wanted to pay too much for an ugly, underpowered car, or light my home with bulbs that do not offer the same spectrum of light, and do so in a flickering fashion that contribute to migraines, that is my right, but it is not my duty. Especially when the benefit is dubious for a planet that demonstrates remarkable resiliency. And to do so because I am caught up in the passionate belief that human beings actually influence world-wide changes in the climate to the degree that AljaGora’s First Church of Gaia and Second Shockra Release claims is hubris of a legendary sort.

    2. If the educated people you refer to are the academics who comprise the expertocracy that the current adminstration has so enthusiastically embraced, the answer is quite simple: They know so much that isn’t true. This dearth of knowledge doesn’t stop them; they have an opinion, frequently rooted in what they have learned at our centers of higher indoctrination, but no practical experience to teach them about the all-too-frequent gulf between their shiny theories, and the reality ruled by Murphy and his law. As they produce nothing, but others like them, in a process that pays lip service to teaching critical thinking, but often practices a brutal conformity that would make any totalitarian state proud, there really is no reason to hold many of them in high regard. While there appears to be a consensus among the expertocracy that Harvard and Yale exist for the purposes of training rulers for us, because we obviously can’t do it ourselves, the arrogant certainty with which this group presumes to rule has grown tiresome. Stimulous that doesn’t stimulate. Jobs saved or created. Claims to have the ability to heal our past, while being the most divisive government in my memory. We need more tax revenue so that government can create more jobs, and endless other inanities. The Emperor has no clothes, and academia long ago surrendered its integrity for authority. Americans, the ones in flyover country and between the coastal enclaves of those that know better as they conflate form with substance, will only be lectured to by the condescending clueless for so long. Robert Frost said it better than anyone since:

    The hand that knows his business won’t be told
    To do work better or faster—those two things.

    We don’t need more regulations. We don’t need the taxes we have now, let alone the ones that are coming. We don’t need the redistribution of what we earn, and we don’t need experts constantly telling us what’s best for us when they haven’t got a clue. We just need government to get the hell out of our way, and the rest will take care of itself.

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  3. I don’t know about most people – but the word “green” in context to the environment has negative connotations for me. I hear “green” and I think, “statism”, boondoggle”, “trendy bs”, “Al Gore”, “hoax”, “moonbats”, “Gaia”,”Van Jones”… etc.

    I don’t have a problem with “conservation”. I believe that being a good steward of the planet is a good thing, and I think most conservatives would agree. (Which is why the people attending conservative events [e.g. tea parties] leave little to no litter, as opposed to left-wing gatherings which typically look like a bomb went off when they’re finished – [Obama’s inauguration a prime example]).

    We just don’t believe in coercive Government programs to get us there.

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  4. I am also perplexed why educated people are also major targets of republican scorn.

    It is mis-educated people who are the targets of scorn.

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