Sunday, October 28, 2012

The regime abides . . .

The regime abides.

When Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, one of the Navy SEALS who died fighting in Benghazi, met with Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State assured him that, “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.” And they got him, officially on charges of violating parole, unofficially on charges of violently offending violent Muslims.

The woman whose policy had overthrown the Libyan government and then placed a barely defended consulate in the middle of a city of Jihadists, did not promise the grieving father that his son's killers would pay. She promised him that the man who offended his son's killers would pay. Not only would his son be the first casualty of that appeasement policy, but the Constitution that his son had sworn to support and defend would be the second casualty.

Read the whole thing. 

I remember being very, very troubled by Watergate.  This is worse.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Paper or plastic, revisited . . .

Once again, I enjoyed carrying a paper bag full of groceries through the rain, as the bag dissolved in my arms.  Once again I thought of our local Portland government masters who righteously decreed that plastic bags filled with groceries are hereby declared to be  unsustainable, unmoral, unattractive, unpatriotic, ungreen, unhygienic, and ungood and anti-social, and are therefore not to be tolerated in the land of Port.


There used to be a choice; the checkout people would say, "Paper or plastic?"

Progressive politicians just hate it when people can choose.

The other day, I was in a store when I heard, but did not see, a gentleman in the adjoining aisle loudly say, "Ah, Portland.  Land of the Lost!"  I don't have any idea what happened that made him speak those words, and I don't actually know what he meant by those words.

But I understand.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

French youth's declaration of war . . . .

This is an interesting event.  I'm not sure what to make of it, but then, I'm not of the same culture nor the same age.  By a bunch.

Nevertheless, I understand the frustration with the "hippie" values which have infected the political landscape.  They got that rejection of responsibility thing right, I think. 

Everything was "groovy" for the youth of the late 60's while the grownups were still in charge, even as the youth of the 60's aged into their forties and even fifties.  But now, when the youth of the 60's have become the grownups in charge - not so much. 

You still see self-congratulatory bumper stickers announcing, "War is not the Answer." 

Well, maybe not.  But the answer sure as hell isn't the "flower power," "love is all around,"  "if it feels good, do it,"  cheery optimism which rejected the values and life strategies which saved western civilization in the first half of the 20th century.

The message is that things aren't free just because you don't have to pay for them.  Somebody else is getting stuck with the bill.