I’m so relieved the chance of me getting a j-o-b-s next summer seems a bit more realistic now that Joe the Plumber has done a little eye-opening for the nation. That is to say, if McCain gets elected, taxes won’t go up, businesses won’t go down, bosses will still be hiring.
And as always that bit of relief was provided by the Gaffemeister Joe Biden, whose experimental-level invented spelling gives us new reason to trust our own instincts against a guy whose knowledge of television history is apparently no better than Katie Couric’s. (Reminder: Couric is a televison anchor who doesn’t seem to know when the medium was invented.)
OK, let’s give credit where credit due. Biden at least tries to know when to keep his mouth shut.
I’ve been able to perk up thanks to Dr. Jim. Of course his job was made easier by the fact that I don’t have TV, but the advice to “get outta here” was well heeded. I fell asleep and when I came to there was no Joe anywhere. In fact, thinking back on it, I hadn’t heard about him for days. Was it because he is hidden away, or has the debate simply taken over the waves? Whatever the reason, he’s gone. And I sort of miss him.
Remember the days when Teresa Heinz Kerry used to say things like “shove it” and pass judgments about what constitutes a “real” job? Now we have Michelle Obama providing the entertainment as she reminds us how her husband will rescue us from our pathetic lives–although she, too, has been kept under wraps for a while. And the Obama campaign has been relying on the media toxicity Treacher references to do us in while we have nothing to diffuse it–no Teresa, no Joe, no Michelle. For awhile we had Alaskan weaponry that kept the infection at bay, but then it renewed its attack with every bit of determined-to-decimate power it had, and the one by one went inhabitants of the blogosphere and real life in some sort of Malthusian population control probably viewed by those on the left as providential. Not only were they ruthless, but also delighted.
Biden had been providing the standup to get us through those trying moments, but they may have realized he was the unwitting antidote because then suddenly he was gone. We were left flailing and sinking until someone finally said, “Get a grip.” And enter Joe the Plumber, who questioned the Dear Leader without flinching an eye; he may be the subject of folk songs currently being written, and things seem to be looking up. Ace seems to be making a nice recovery (while not getting giddy) and although I had my doubts about Allah, he appears to be trying.
Of course, the real answer will come 4 November and until then Joe’s cape design will be on hold since the left will be obliged to go through his trash, but I can safely say that even if the polls don’t read as I’d like them to, I have good reasons to believe they won’t result in the onset of buboes: 1) lies anyway; 2) PUMAs; and 3) that cold turkey bit was a godsend.
In the meantime, I’m hoping they’ll slip up and send the Gaffemeister out again, perhaps deluded by some idea they usually have that the debate for them was a smashing success and nationwide recognition of the racism inherent in every single word coming from our mouths (fingertips) only discredits us. Since they perceive ordinary Americans to be very stupid, they probably don’t believe that “95% of taxpayers” eventually starts to ring bells with these people, sort of in the same way as when an agency claims “100%” results. Even a five year old recognizes on some level that homogenous thought is not natural: a few days ago, while engaging in gross exaggeration I said something about “everybody” parading around in love with Obama; overhearing me my son replied, “Well, not everybody.”
Well, if McCain wins, I suppose we have liberal rage to look forward to–you know, Susan Sarandon-type attacks, more whinging about “stolen” states and of course there probably will always be those only too willing to disgrace themselves in public via their intellectual “wit.” (Think black shirts with neon green letters.) I wonder if Joe will be toddling along for the ride or still chasing after people with his idiotic, fomenting spit. Och well, no worries. It was medicinal while it was needed, but hopefully I can move on to missing his charm about as much as I miss what-I-probably-am-not-allowed-to-say-because-it-is-racist.
The multi-tasking bastard who is attempting in Alaska to dismantle the Constitution got me really worked up the other day. Well, in reality it wasn’t just him, but also my knowledge of the next day’s headlines screaming, “Palin abused power.”
I’m pretty new at this so I am not giving myself a lot of credit when I say I think the bloggers have made a huge difference in this campaign. Often we think of other countries when we talk about how hard it is to contain the Internet and getting the word out there: think Saudi blogger. (He has since been released.)
But now our very own MSM has tried and remains trying to disguise their cult-like adoration of all things Obama, despite the unimaginable damage he seems set to do to this country. It’s so unreal I often stop myself, thinking I am acting like a conspiracy theorist. But it’s all there, at first buried under the layers of cable, now coming out and being exposed more and more each day. I can only hope the citizens of this great nation, who stand on the shoulders of giants, I hope they have gotten the message in time.
While we wait–in my opinion it will be a nail-biting few weeks–we keep blogging and chatting and talking and praying and arguing, screaming at radios and shaking fists at televisions. In the midst of all that are some absolutely wonderful bloggers whose sense of humor is absolutely capital, humor that at times has helped me keep some perspective.
Over at Ace‘s page there’s an entry where a few people have been letting off some steam in a creative way: haiku. There’s at least one troller as well (and working pretty hard at it) but they’re taking it with humor. It’s perhaps the funniest entry I’ve seen ever, and my favorite post within it I think is this one:
If Obama wins
I will buy guns and hide them
Posted by: Scott
Don’t let the bastards get you down…VOTE on 4 November!
While I have been busy learning about the brain’s language map and all the things any six-month old knows about communication, the blogging world has gone on merrily without me and I’ve missed some of the best and funniest blog entries of All Time. Although I probably needed the break anyway–my brain is oversoaked with Ayers these last days, uffff–I was planning to read a few more entries before I fell on the floor. I couldn’t do any writing tonight.
And then I saw one entry that made my spine stiffen:
There has been a nasty rumor going on that during Palin’s tenure as mayor of Wassila, female rape victims were required to pay for their own rape kits. It was supposed to be another example on how Palin was really a man and hated women and wanted them all to stay home barefoot and pregnant.
Imagine my surprise when you find out that this is not true.
In reality, and had any journalist in the MSM outlets bothered to do their job instead of working for the Obama campaign 24/7, there was a state law forbidding charging victims of rape for their rape kits since 2000. As for where it all came from, the chief of Police( chief of police, not Palin) in Wasilla wanted to have the Insurance companies(Insurance companies, not the victims) to pay for them, with the intention of billing it ultimately to the rapists eventually. However, there isn’t a single piece of record that shows that a single victim’s insurance was ever billed for it. If this practice still seems creepy or exclusive to macho,
rough-and-tumble Alaska, well, it happens to be the practice in other
states, too, like North Carolina (until recently) and … Illinois.
And can you guess who co-sponsored that bill in Illinois?
Can you say Barack Obama?
Have a nice day!
I realise this is an old story, so far as the whole rape kit thingie goes. But the Illinois statute is news to me. My only consolation for the fact that an Egyptian blogger had the better sense than me to find this is that I know I’m not alone. (OK, cold comfort, but I haven’t seen this exactly sprung all over the blogs here either.) I wonder how many citizens of Illinois are aware of this?
To be honest, this is also an example of how numbers bandied about in debates sway people, regardless of how accurate they are or are not. For example, Joe “Come with me to Katie’s” Biden frequently pulls numbers from the air that only a few people know off the tops of their heads are outright fabrications. But how many average citizens will actually have the wherewithal not only to question the assertions–how would they reckon he is lying about McCain’s votes?–but to go look all these up? They are like statistics in a way: people have a feeling for them that is a combination of reverence and fear, and they think the ones who can spout the best must know the most.
So it is here: although rape is more common than reported, there still are people who are untouched by the experience and if they are not presented with the fact that Obama is more dirtied by the accusations than Sarah Palin ever could come close to being, they may always go on erroneously believing she is bad for women. And that is the real point, not that Sandmonkey failed in his reading of the Frontiersman article. At worst he may have failed to tell us that he knows what any (truthful) Alaskan will concede: that the practice in fact happened in other cities besides Wasilla. Not to mention other US cities.
If current Police Chief Long’s information is correct, then Mayor Palin didn’t know that rape victims were charged for rape kits, because none were.
and that person who commented in reply to Sandmonkey’s post never bothered to read this, even when it was provided to him by said Sandmonkey via direct link.
It’s more astroturfing to get the Internet dish out in the same way MSM and other goons have been up here in Alaska rifling through people’s trash in their desperate attempts to have some new and dirty scandal to spin on CNN to get their Oprah moment. If any of them had a shred of intellectual honesty they would stop yammering about Palin’s lipstick and start looking for the truth. Really, if this is this is all trained journalists can find on Palin and much of this can be caught by bloggers of all levels (including yours truly, a newcomer), then maybe I’m studying language awareness of the wrong group of people. The sandbox set are as forthright as you can get and the media have built the Tower of Babble.