Sleepy Saturday round-up (and Open Thread)

Victorian posy of pansiesI’m wondering how the gun-grabbing crowd is coping with the horrible news out of China: terrorists with knives killed 28 and injured 113. One can’t help wondering whether, if some of those hundreds of people trapped in the train station had possessed a legal gun, if the terror wouldn’t have stopped soon after it started.


Years ago, Dennis Prager said on his radio show that, when a couple both marry as Democrats, and then one becomes a Republican, it’s reasonable for the remaining Democrat to feel betrayed.  I agree with that, but would add an addendum:  What if, as Reagan said, the “converting” party did so, not because he left the Democrats, but because the Democrats left him?

This question isn’t far-fetched.  In a WaPo piece, Andrew Kohut, who founded the Pew Research Center, says that the Democrats have shifted way left.  If you’ve become a Republican, and your partner still gives his or her entire allegiance to the Democrats, your partner has shifted way left too.  The only reason no one has remarked upon this seismic political and ideological shift is that the people leading the shift are also the people controlling information, in politics, the media, and education.


The Three Monkeys Press (aka The New York Times, which, like all media outlets, has adopted a “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” policy during the Obama administration) has a video preparing Americans for possible outbreaks of Leftist politics at the Oscars by saying that the Oscars have a “long history” of political outbreaks.  What the Three Monkeys Press fails to acknowledge is that the politicization of the Oscars started when the Left became ascendant in Hollywood.  Before that, it was just an entertainment awards show.  Since then, every two-bit Leftist in Hollywood starts palpitating with excitement at the thought that, if he or she can get near the microphone, he (or she) can have a bully pulpit into American homes.


Since we’re talking about American debasement, let me round out this short round-up by pointing to the fact that, with Russia poised to invade Ukraine, Obama had more important things to do than attend a national security meeting.  While we’re watching the worst of the 1930s and the 1970s unfold before our eyes, Obama is happily re-living his behavior on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Will Americans ever wake up or have we slid so far down the infamous slippery slope that the Left can indeed fool all of the people all of the time?

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  • Texan99

    They’re not getting a bully pulpit into this household.
    About the post-marriage conversions:  my husband become a Republican some years after we married.  It didn’t bother me at all, and a few years later I joined him.  Now, when I get in touch with a friend from my youth, if they haven’t converted yet, I’m just disappointed to find they haven’t grown up in their politics.

  • lee

    Andrew Breitbart died two years ago today. (I still think he was likely murdered.) 

  • lee

    Regarding th link to Kohut:  the phrase “centrist Obama admininstration” had me snrting beverage out my nose. A heads up would’ve been nice. Of course, if someone who finds Obama “centrisy” tells us the Left is more Left, we shpuld probably: A) Beleive him; and B) Be afraid, be very afraid.

  • Ymarsakar

    One Australian martial artist on the net told me that they, and thus we, should prefer to be stabbed with a knife than shot with a gun, with the implication that it’s also okay to be raped by men than killed by men with guns.
    That pissed me off to no end, so I cut off contact with them. These are perfect slaves that think they are Free. They’d rather the government ban guns to take care of them, so they can be stabbed and most of them “live”. That ain’t living though, if you ask me.

  • Ymarsakar

    People, Book? Are they really fooling humans or are they fooling zombies and tools? How easy is it to fool your toaster into thinking the toast needs more burning?


    Here’s a bit of news that didn’t make a headline.
    We can’t even recall our ambassador, Michael McFaul – we currently don’t have one in Moscow!
    McFaul announced his resignation from his posting to Russia on February 4, 2014, effective after the Sochi Olympics.

  • Matt_SE

    The cognitive dissonance on the left is reaching critical levels. On the one hand, Obama is the lightbringer and must not be questioned.
    On the other hand, he is increasingly exposed as a national embarrassment. Internationally, he is even worse.
    Liberals love to think themselves “worldly.” As the esteem of the US (and her liberal citizens) declines, and as the number of deaths internationally increases due to Obama’s fecklessness, it can’t please the liberal rank-and-file.