Thursday, October 15, 2009

Decline is a Choice

Charles Krauthammer:
The corollary to unchosen European collapse was unchosen American ascendancy. We--whom Lincoln once called God's "almost chosen people"--did not save Europe twice in order to emerge from the ashes as the world's co-hegemon. We went in to defend ourselves and save civilization. Our dominance after World War II was not sought. Nor was the even more remarkable dominance after the Soviet collapse. We are the rarest of geopolitical phenomena: the accidental hegemon and, given our history of isolationism and lack of instinctive imperial ambition, the reluctant hegemon--and now, after a near-decade of strenuous post-9/11 exertion, more reluctant than ever.

There is nothing holding America back but those who think they are fixing our problems.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Dan Miller:
On March 3rd, 1943 an air raid siren sounded in London. The citizens of London knew they were at war with Germany and that a retaliation attack was possible. But with nothing but the sound of the siren, panic and mass hysteria was the result. 1500 people tried to get down the steps of the Bethnal Green train station tunnel for protection. One lady, carrying her small baby, tripped on the stairs and fell. Within a few seconds 300 people were crushed into the tiny stairwell. The chaos lasted less than 15 minutes, but 172 people were dead at the scene, with one more dying the next day.

No German bombs fell that day. The largest number killed by any single bomb in the entire war in England was 68. The crush at Bethnal Green was the largest loss of civilian life in the UK in World War II. But bombs didn’t kill those people – fear did.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel rhymes with cowbell

Well sort of. It at least gives me an excuse to post this picture:

(h/t Kyle Smith)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

MSM to the rescue

Good thing CNN is out there looking out for the truth.

Insert my favorite phrase lately: good grief!

You know big O is in trouble when his defenders can't handle a little jab from SNL. (I didn't think it was that funny to be honest).

What is it with the thin skin? Perhaps the truth hurts a bit?

Remember, George Bush was a fascist, and yet Will Ferrell had a great career (and is still alive!).

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Took a week off

Been a bit slack on the blogging. Busy week, and the world doesn't need another news aggregator.

We are almost to one hundred posts. So far it's been fun. But eventually we'll have to find a real direction for this blog other than just poking fun at the won.

But not yet!

Ignore the debates about whether the speeches Michelle and Barry gave to the IOC were any good (or harmful). I think that even if the IOC told them it was in the bag, one PRESBO decided to run to them he sealed Chicago's fate.

The IOC, despite the world's obvious love for Bammer, they had no choice but to use this as an opportunity to smack the U.S. down. How often do you get a chance to tell the leader of the free world NO? Too tempting.

Think Barry learned that lesson? I hope so.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Obamanable Snowman

Did Jimmy Carter just say that racism is an "Obama-nable" circumstance? (towards the end of the video clip; h/t HotAir)