Dave’s Strange and Unusual World

January 31, 2009

Family Values: The New Lessons

Filed under: Politics — dangrdave @ 2:18 pm

Here’s another great example of the media’s love for O’ (here).  This news article practically makes you think that the writer, Stacy Phillips, wished that she were either married to or birthed by the first couple.  The writer liberally and unabashedly heaps praises upon the first couple, as if they were the greatest couple that has ever walked the earth.  She talks about family values and the love for two daughters, but I’m sure that neither she, nor anyone else for that matter, bothered to write up such a flattering piece of prose for GW and family.  I’m sure that Bush loves his wife and two daughters and did everything possible to care for them and raise them to be all that they could be, but I’m sure the annals of history show no such gushing commentary as the media provides today.  The author of the article under current discussion goes on to indicate that the whole country should follow O’s example and raise their families just like he does.

First off, most American families aren’t going to be able to send their children to private schools.  And, O’ is going to make sure that Americans can’t get vouchers to send their children to the actual school of their own choosing.  Most Americans of modest means are forced, therefore, to leave their children in failing, unsafe public schools, where the Government’s brainwashing agenda of children is taking place.  Click here (ideas) and here (indoctrination) to see some of my previous thoughts on the public brainwashing of our children.  Many students consider it a good day if they make it home from school without having been shot by a disgruntled youth.  And, those that choose to home-school their children find themselves up against myriad obstacles by big government.   I’m sure that O’s children won’t have any of these considerations to deal with, so maybe I do want to emulate his parenting style.

Perhaps we should all follow O’s example and raise our families in racist congregations, having our souls shepherded by such giants of the faith as the Right Reverend Wright.  Surely, that’s the best parenting tip that can be gleaned from the new first family: sit my wife and children down in a congregation where the pastor vehemently preaches to us, week after week, that God hates America.  Then, perhaps we should teach our children the morals that come along with that kind of teaching, such as sitting through but later denying that we ever heard anything bad in church if it keeps us out of hot water with others.  Expediency such as this is a great lesson that we, as Americans, should embrace, so that neither we nor our families are ever forced to account for our poor choices and lack of good judgment.

Perhaps we should also lead our families by raising them to believe that it is okay to kill innocent babies.  I’m sure O’s recent acts (here and here) show his family values and his belief in the sanctity of human life to his wife and children.  Perhaps we should all raise our children with the double standard that their lives are important but the lives of others really aren’t important.  Maybe we should teach our children that life is really just a one-sided choice and a mother murdering her unborn baby is really just a right and/or privilege.  Of course, why teach responsibility if, again, our poor choices can be easily done away with by using the most expedient method possible; that just leaves less work on our part to teach our children about having to think before engaging in acts that lead to the creation of a unique, God-breathed human life.  And, then we can go on to teach them that convicted murders and terrorists don’t deserve to be punished or put to death for killing people, because we aren’t God and, therefore, we have no right to take someone else’s life.  Let us teach our children double standards, where wrong is right and right is wrong.

These are just some of the timeless values that Americans would be embracing if they were to follow Ms. Phillips’ advice.  So there it is, we, as Americans, need to think for ourselves about who we choose to emulate and why.  We need to base our family values on our morals and not upon the image that is portrayed by one groomed to be pleasing to the eye.   We need to lead our families in an honorable way that cannot be found by simply trying to be like the first family.  You can copy a wardrobe or a cool haircut if you want to, but raising a good family just might take a little more care and consideration than Ms. Phillips seems think is necessary.  And, in the words of Trint, the “obamagasm” continues: look for it wherever fine journalism exists!

The Leg-Rev: A Dog’s Life

Filed under: Knee-Slappingly Funny — dangrdave @ 2:29 am

Tonight, as I was walking my dog and watching him discriminatingly sniff at a turd as though he were a Frenchman sniffing a fine cheese or a sommelier sniffing a fine wine, I began thinking about life.  To be honest, I don’t know what I thought about life at that moment, but I thought about it none the less.  A little later, when my dog had a movement on the lawn of one of my neighbors, I watched as my dog did his ritualistic leg-rev.  You know the leg-rev: This is where the dog digs his claws into the ground and tosses up a bit of the earth behind him as a sort of exclamation point to the whole pooping process.  Perhaps the leg-rev is a way of the dog exclaiming his victory over the adversity of having to eat stale multi-colored bits of compacted Chinese sawdust, commonly known as dog food.  The leg-rev states to the world, “I won, I didn’t die…it passed through me, and I’m a survivor.”  In any case, I thought once again about life as I watched this dance of defiance and I wondered what the world would be like if dogs were in charge.  My only thought is that we would all have small mats of astro-turf bolted to the floor in front of our toilets and we would be required, in addition to washing our hands, to do a leg-rev before leaving the bathroom.

January 30, 2009

Stimulater Alligator

Filed under: Politics — dangrdave @ 8:29 pm

Well, it seems like a little common sense is prevailing on the hill today (here).  Apparently, there are a few smart people who realize that the actual point of a stimulus bill, besides mortgaging our children’s futures, should be to actually stimulate something.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not for dolling out money on a massive scale like this, but I do know that our elected officials are most times (sometimes they sleep, though this doesn’t stop them all) like Imelda Marcos in a shoe store and they just have to spend some money.  So, if we’re going to spend an amount of money that is really unfathomable to anyone other than Bill Gates, why don’t we actually put it to some sort of constructive use?

When only 12 cents out of every dollar is actually planned for something that may turn out to be useful, there is something wrong.  What business, other than the government, could stay in business by wasting 88 cents out of every dollar?  So, the story is that they are going to try and “fix” the stimulus package.  Well, to be honest, and a little cynical, I think that the fix that will be created will be something that only wastes somewhere in the neighborhood of 85 cents out of every dollar, thus saving us 3 cents of debt to China out of every dollar!  Won’t our grandchildren be pleased with our fiscal management!

You know, I’ve been called a conspiracy nut before (and I’m not sure that I’m not one), but I think this whole economic crisis was created by the liberals and Democrats so that they could turn our nation into a socialist haven.  I think that the liberal media created panic and mayhem by constantly and incessantly harping on the negative during the year leading up to the election.  Do I believe that there are some really bad things that have happened to the economy, ceteris paribus?  Yes, but they don’t compare with the panic caused by the media.

The media created a general sense of panic to usher Americans into the welcoming arms of Democrats, and America bought the whole thing hook-line-and-sinker.  The media told us that our economy was doomed and only O’ and his socialist agenda could undue the harm that was created by GW and his zany free-market capitalism (the same capitalism that caused America to become the greatest nation the world has ever seen).  So now, because the liberal media controls America’s access to information, we are but pawns being used to carry out an agenda.  What is the agenda?  “Stimulus.”

In the name of “stimulus” we are going to socialize our nation.  Before we know what is happening, a lot of laws are going to be passed and a lot of money is going to be spent to create a socialist infrastructure in our country, the likes of which we have never seen.  And, by the time some of us realize what has happened, it may be too late to do anything about it.

Friendly Conservatism

Filed under: Knee-Slappingly Funny — dangrdave @ 2:44 am

I just wanted to alert you, the ever inquisitive reader, about a new blog that a friend of mine created: The Sardonic Review.  I know you’ll enjoy the sarcastic wit and deep conservatism that my friend exhibits in his writing.

And, since I’m mentioning blogs that I follow, I wouldn’t want any of you (even though I really only have one reader) to forget about one of my favorites: Surely You’re Not Serious.  This is another great witty and insightfully conservative blog by another local-area friend.

Happy reading…

January 29, 2009

Mama Mia!

Filed under: Knee-Slappingly Funny — dangrdave @ 3:38 am

Apparently, it is no longer cool to complain about your calzone.  I know this because I read (here) where a fellow was pistol-whipped by a pizzeria owner for complaining about his calzone.  Apparently, the fellow wanted his calzone without sauce and without feta cheese.  The lesson here is: the next time you’re at a pizzeria just eat what you are given and quit complaining.  And, you thought the soup Nazi was bad…

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