July 29th, 2009

Politics

It's not over until WE say it's over!

Our best days are behind us? I don't think so. Part of the reason is, as in Europe, the "Silent Majority" that put Nixon, Reagan, and Bush the Younger into office is stirring again. They don't much like the way socialism has been radically expanded, and rather nakedly exposed as a "who-whom" transaction in which the politically favored Ins get to profit at the expense of the unconnected Outs. That may be the Chicago Way, but it's not the American Way, and come 2010 I think we're going to see a political counterrevolution that looks like 1994 all over again.

I hope the Stupid Party has learned its lessons. They could start proving they have by implementing market-driven medical reform, and decimating the Department of Health & Human Services appropriately. Better yet, they should abolish that department entirely and devolve its functions to the several states, but one step at a time.

Props to Instapundit, The Other McCain, and Instapundit again.
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Kid Rock, he say:
"It's gay. If one more person asks me if I have a Twitter, I'm going to tell them, 'Twitter this ****, mother****er,' " the shaggy-haired rocker tells Rolling Stone. "I don't have anything to say, and what I have to say is not that relevant. Anything that is relevant, I'm going to bottle it up and then squeeze it onto a record somewhere."


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Popular culture is eating itself again, Mom!

There are these shows on TV which a number of my friends insist that I have to watch because the writing is SO AWESOME and the acting is RILLY COOL. Usually when this happens, I back away slowly, brandishing my plush chibi-Cthulhu and mumbling under my breath, because I have a gut feeling that the show in question is a piece of crap. Well...it's happening again. And once again my instincts are proved sound.

For the record, there are a number of things wildly popular in fandom that I don't like. One of them is Douglas Adams. Another is the Muppet Show. It is for these reasons, among others, that therevdrnye has often condemned me as a backslider and a heathen. All I can say in my defense is "You damn right."

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