Exploding Undies -First of all, I'm not particularly upset over it, because we were bound to have a breach and an attempt to attack us get through. It is inevitable. We are dealing with pieces of shit who take years, even decades, study us, and exploit our weaknesses, freedoms, and inability to pay fucking attention to anything not on American Idol. I'm glad, in fact, that there was a successful breach that was stopped by a combination of luck and individual initiative, because these kinds of things might be enough to get the Obama administration to keep up the fight (a concern we who do not worship the ground he walks on have had since he was elected). We have three years at a minimum. In fighting terrorists, NO AMERICAN wants Obama to fail.
Having said that, statements like Janet Napolitano's "The system worked," show rank stupidity. Speeches won't make us safer, only raghead Islamic terrorist bodies stacked up like cordwood will. My advice to the administration: Stop talking, fix the problems, BE QUIET ABOUT IT, and if nothing in our country blows up between now and November of 2012, you've done that part of the job well.
Rush(ed) to the Hospital - Not much to say here other than I'm glad I don't have to eulogize him (and subsequently start comment moderation). The fact that there was no obvious problem, though gives me concern that this was drug related. Hate to have to say that, but when an addict (especially a recovering one) suddenly has a heart issue with no cause, it makes the word "relapse" start floating in big-assed letters.
New Years Resolutions Suck - Let's begin by looking at my resolutions from last year's post:
First my personal ones"
1. Lose 20 pounds, as my blood pressure and health will be 100% better if I can drop my lazy bloat.
Still got the lazy bloat .
2. dedicate myself to more exercise, both physical and mental .
What's "exercise?" Yeah, I missed.
3. Get a date, as I am sorely lacking in companionship.
If you've read the other blog, you know this year has been all "Adventures in Spanking It."
So I'm not resolving shit there.
But then there's the blog resolutions:
1. I will be respectful to the office of President and to the man that will hold that office.
Done that for the most part, to the point that some on the right think I lick lib ass.
2. I will have no loyalty to the GOP, only to conservative principles.
Ditto. Especially when choosing asshats.
3. I will rededicate myself to coming up with and promoting good ideas rather than tearing down the stupid ideas coming out of Washington.
Ditto, ditto. While I did have to blast a lot of crap from the toilet on the Potomac, it usually led to something on the positive.
So consider those renewed for 2010.
And now, since I just love to gin up the shit:
(note: I really wanted to find someone in the administration to hammer for my first AOTW post, but when I have to close comments on posts due to their idiocy, it deserves a response.)
You know who you are, because many of you showed up in "defense" of Beth last week in the AOTY post (even though there was really nothing to defend), and successfully proved nothing more than your ability to post the same comment on multiple blogs, the total inability to read the post and/or comment on it, and the fact you're a bunch of bitter bastards who lack anything resembling a sense of humor (because the AOTW (and AOTY) award should make you laugh and think (I saw neither in your comments)). Mostly it was mindless automatons from the right (NOT CONSERVATIVES), although I think my left leaning bloggers were getting pissed off too.
Really, when you can't differentiate between joyous mockery (which is beyond politics), and actual attacks on a person for their political views, you've lost all perspective (and are indulging in glaring asshattery). Because all people are idiots and all people are asshats. But not constantly. The point of the aforementioned award is to highlight said glaring examples, and maybe make some people laugh, of course.
When you find a blog where you can all just gather and stroke each other off, I don't give a shit. It's when you go a-visiting other blogs with the cut and paste (either literal or in thought) that it begins to piss me off. Not that I mind seeing you giving shit to the other side (especially when they're liberals). But if you're going to represent conservatism, I expect better from you, because you should sound reasonable, sensible, intelligent, and NOT JUST FUCKING MINDLESSLY PISSED OFF!
We were bitching for the last few years over the unending stream of venom directed at George W, especially when it was completely stupid (the selected not elected and the anti-Bush truthers were particularly nauseous). Now, with the first year of the Obamanation in the can, there are too many on the right that sound just as retarded (the birthers, for example).
Beating back a big damned government, quasi-socialist agenda is going to be damned hard over the next year. It was hard enough when the GOP squandered all the opportunities to actually fix shit by just growing government and paying lip service to conservatism. That led to the mess we're in today. But becoming as irrational and embittered as the douches on the left (MoveOn.org and the Code Pinkos for example) is just as ineffective. Calling Obama a socialist over and over, while satisfying (and fairly accurate), doesn't address anything other than that fact you can call the POTUS names.
I'm going to spend my time examining the various policies pouring out of Washington, analyzing them, tearing them down when they are crap (most of the time), praising them when they actually make sense (rare, but possible), and then coming up with the right way to fix the problem. It's a lot harder, and more productive, to do that than to write retarded catch phrases about the "evils" of Obama. It takes actual thought, folks.
So if use your brains and you'll be an asshat less often. Or, judging by the comments I'm going to see below (because I know y'all well enough), maybe not.