Eat, Drink, & Be Merry For Tomorrow We Die

Back on Monday I had a fairly lengthy email exchange with a colleague.  In addition to a prediction of the race he wanted something a little more down the trough so to speak.  I told him that if Obama won it would be the beginning of the end of our beloved U.S of A.

I have a quote on my foundations page:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.  From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
— Attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler


It appears the American people have spoken: they want the free lunch; they believe we can eat the rich;  they demand their free phones and it really doesn’t matter who’s paying for it… as long as it’s not them.  They want a pot on every stove and a chicken in every pot.  They understand nothing of finance or economics other than to know that someone else should pay.  The government has trillions; they should get theirs’.  It’s a lot like Kramer explaining a write-off to Jerry on Seinfeld.  The American people don’t know where the money comes from and frankly don’t care.  The government has the money.  The government knows what it’s doing.  I’m voting for the guy who’s going to make sure that I get mine.

I spoke with a friend this afternoon who told me about Santa Claus.  I’m not a huge Rush fan but it is so dead on the money.

But first, let me tell you, small things beat big things yesterday. Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night. It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus.

Now, everybody is jumping on Romney’s chain today, getting in his chili. Look, he may have not been the most optimal candidate, but he’s a fine man. He would have been great for this country. Mitt Romney and his family would have been the essence of exactly what this country needs. But what was Romney’s recipe? Romney’s recipe was the old standby: American route to success, hard work. That gets sneered at. I’m sorry. In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins? And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America. In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren’t doing enough to help those who aren’t. And that resonated.

via Rush Limbaugh.

Is that not accurate?

We don’t want to work.  We want life to be easy.  We want to believe that rich people did not earn their money.  We want the government to take care of us, keep us safe.  We have a tax code that punishes saving and savers — people who save their money get their social security taxed at a higher rate than those who spend their money.  We go out of our way to accommodate irresponsibility at every turn; everyone deserves a second chance… or a third… or a fourth…

And so a great many celebrated last night.  Indeed!! Eat, drink, & be merry for tomorrow we die.  First you will kill the producers; the so called “rich” who take most of the financial risk in this country.  Then you will punish the banks, those who also make money by taking a financial risk.  As the economy fails the masses will demand safety and comfort from their government giving up more and more freedoms along the way.  We, our government, will force more taxes and restrictions on the dwindling number of producers — you cannot fire people, you cannot make more than $1,000,000 per year, etc.  It will never be enough.  More regulations, less freedom.  More demands by the populous; less to go around.

Congratulations America.  You’re witnessing the beginning of your end.

So by all means eat, drink, and be merry… for tomorrow we all shall die.

Sandra Fluke is a Plant

Ok ok, I realize someone’s going to criticize use of the term “plant.”  … Aaah, who cares:

“For six days, we have been telling you that the 30-year-old Georgetown law student has become a major player in the presidential election,” O’Reilly said during his show last Friday. “Last night, we reported that she is now being handled pro bono, for free, by [former Obama aide Anita Dunn’s] PR firm SKDKnickerbocker, which is good, because Sandra doesn’t have enough money to buy birth control pills, as we know.  But there is more to Sandra’s story than just contraception. Right now, she’s on spring break in California with her boyfriend, who is the son of Democratic stalwart William Mutterperl. He has made at least 56 donations to Democratic candidates or organizations. Nothing wrong with that — I’m just pointing it out.”

via Business Insider.

The Left will continue to do anything to makes sure this story does not go away.  But it may start getting tougher for them.

Word is leaking out that she’s not the innocent victim that she claims the media has (attempted to) made her out to be.  She’s a well educated, professionally handled, young woman with a well defined agenda.

Now I actually feel for her.  I hope she knows that she being used as a pawn by politicians who do not have her best interest in mind.  She’s playing a very (VERY) dangerous game.  If this thing goes south she may end up working at Revlon with Monica Lewinsky.

Limbaugh, Fluke, Maher, Romney, Obama + Allred

The insanity continues:

Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week. …

In a letter dated March 8, Allred, writing on behalf of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, requested that Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe probe whether the conservative radio personality had violated Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes by calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke the two derogatory words.


You see, the Left cannot bear to have this story fade away.  It’s critical to their efforts to lure women voters to Obama in November.  … At least, that’s what they think.

And lest we think this is not newsworthy, this is the #1 top viewed story at Politico over the last 12 hours.

— Back to the story:

[Allread cites] Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes. … The statue stipulates that anyone who “speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity” is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

So my questions is, would it be a violation of this statute to call Allred a media whore?

Limbaugh, Fluke, Maher… now + Romney

While slamming Mitt Romney for not standing up to the “strident voices” on his side, a top Obama advisor is planning to spend some quality time with one on his own, The Daily has learned.

David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior campaign strategist, is scheduled to appear on Bill Maher’s late-night talk show within the next few weeks, according to Kelley Carville, an HBO spokesman.

As the controversy over Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke continued, a former Obama White House official today joined Republicans in pointing out that Maher, who recently donated $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC, has a history of his misogynistic slurs.

Last year, he was rebuked by the National Organization for Women for calling Sarah Palin a “dumb tw*t.”

via The Daily.

Hello pot, meet kettle.

Limbaugh, Fluke, Maher, & the Media

Much has been written about the recent dust-up between Limbaugh & Fluke and the former’s inappropriate comments about the latter.  Today Rush spent some time on his show perhaps grandstanding, perhaps clearing the air about the status of his advertisers.

And judging from the reaction of my own brother, who sends me a note last night, “You really lost 28 sponsors?”  No, we have not lost 28 sponsors.  “Well, how can they say it?”  Because they lie and because they don’t understand how it works, and that’s what I want to try and explain.  In fact, folks, we have three brand-new sponsors that will be starting in the next two weeks.  Now, obviously, I’m not gonna tell you who they are today, but we’ve got three brand-new, full-fledged sponsors starting in the next two weeks.  …

Nobody is losing money here, including us, in all this. And that is key for you to understand. They are not canceling the business on our stations. They’re just saying they don’t want their spots to appear in my show. We don’t get any revenue from ’em anyway. The whole effort is to dispirit you. It’s to make you think the left is being successful in its campaign when it isn’t. In fact, the left is so fed up, they can’t see straight. They thought they had me. They thought I would be off the air by now. They can’t understand why I still am on the air. There is also another rumor going around that I am going to be suspended for a week. It is utter BS.

via: Rush Limbaugh.

It’s easy to dismiss Rush’s monologue as self-serving propaganda.  Consider this however, as I write this the 3rd most popular story at CBS News is “Will Limbaugh’s Show Outlast the Firestorm?”  Over at the Chicago Tribune Clarence Page wonders, “Could This be the End of Limbaugh?” So maybe, just maybe, Rush is exactly on point; the Left is trying to keep this issue alive in an effort to drive him off the airwaves.

Perhaps the greatest evidence to the contrary — that Rush may actually be in some real trouble here — is that none other than Bill Maher is coming to his defense.  Maher tweeted:

Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout

Maher’s tweet is covered at CBS News, the same outlet curious about the continued viability of Rush’s show.  Maher is naturally concerned that his mouth could get the rest of him in trouble.  After having called Sarah Palin several vile things, Maher might consider himself lucky that he’s not already been regulated to Mel Gibson type of treatment.  Self preservation might be driving Maher to come to Limbaugh’s defense.

What also is interesting is the way that the Left and the Right treat each other.

Limbaugh’s comments have ignited a firestorm of fury online, sparking “Stop Rush” websites, a “Boycott Rush” Twitter hashtag, an anti-Rush twitter handle and a petition signed by more than 400,000 people calling on advertisers to abandon the show.

via: ABC News.

When Bill Maher was calling Sarah Palin a C^#! did 400,000 people call for HBO to drop his show?

It appears that all freedom of speech may not be equal.