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Sunday, November 09, 2008

From the Gipper

From Ronald Reagan in 1975 at CPAC:
A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.

Hat tip to ScrappleFace for the quote.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Look at this....

The Dow Jones Industrial Average from Election Day to now:

So, where are the comparisons to Herbert Hoover? Oh, I forgot - we only make those statements when they're about a Republican politician.

I'm just holding on to my stocks for the long haul....which is looking longer every day.

Another hat tip to Flopping Aces.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Now they're asking??

From Dan Balz in the Washington Post:

At home, Obama must revive an economy experiencing some of the worst shocks in more than half a century. Abroad, he has pledged to end the war in Iraq and defeat al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. He ran on a platform to change the country and its politics. Now he must begin to spell out exactly how.
So let's get this straight....the Washington Post has no idea of what Obama is going to do.

Mike's America put it well over at Flopping Aces:

You mean the guy was campaigning for years and even the Washington Post doesn’t know what he would do once elected? All those debates. All those speeches. All those press conferences (oops! scratch that, he has held so very few) and we don’t know what Obama would do once he’s in office?

What were all those thousands of reporters doing when they weren’t busy investigating Sarah Palin’s children or Joe the Plumber? Don’t you think they could have asked Obama a question about the economy, Iraq or the Taliban?

Another example of the end of journalism by the traditional press.

Steyn on "being offended"

From Mark Steyn's column in the August issue of Imprimis:
I started keeping a file on pig controversies a couple of years ago, and you would be surprised at how routine they have become. Recently, for instance, a local government council prohibited its workers from having knickknacks on their desks representing Winnie the Pooh’s sidekick Piglet.

As Pastor Martin Niemoller might have said, "First they came for Piglet and I did not speak out because I was not a Disney character, and if I was, I’d be more of an Eeyore. Then they came for the Three Little Pigs and Babe, and by the time I realized the Western world had turned into a 24/7 Looney Tunes, it was too late, because there was no Porky Pig to stammer, ‘Th-th-th-that’s all folks!’, and bring the nightmare to an end."
All in order to keep Muslims in England from being "offended". Watch out,'s coming here soon.

Wednesday morning pick-me-up

Paul Mirengoff at Powerline had the silver lining of the morning:
One should never say "never" in politics. However, Barack Obama's victory almost certainly means that neither Hillary Clinton nor Al Gore will ever be president of the United States.
Small consolation.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Journalism RIP

In a self-congratulatory mode, the press will be sure to make the Obama victory the number one story of the year. Or more likely, the decade. But the biggest story is one that won't be found on the pages of the NY Times or the Washington Post. Or on 60 Minutes. No, the story is the death of journalism.

Victor Davis Hanson has it pegged. You need to read the whole piece, and shake your head muttering as it sinks in. You can find it HERE.

Thanks to Peg Kaplan at what if? for the heads up on the article.

Back to try to help save America

Well, the American people demonstrated that Will Rogers was correct when he wrote: “In America, anyone can grow up to be President: it’s a risk we all take.” They bought the image, and will come to know the reality soon enough.

It's enough to bring me back to blogging. We need sensible voices from "the wilderness" and hopefully, I'll provide one.

See you around.