No talk. Just pictures (with thanks to Caped Crusader and Sadie):
1. The Washington Post article about the Ferguson rioting contains this interesting passive voice statement:
My take: The rioting was a foregone conclusion, and that was true regardless of the grand jury’s decision. People would have hit the streets (hard) whether to celebrate or destroy.
Also a foregone conclusion was the fact that Obama did his latest riff on “stupid” police. This president is interested in fomenting, not calming, racial strife. He could have talked about the majesty of our process or about stability and peace and harmony . . . but he didn’t, and he never would have.
There are elements in America that crave anarchy and nihilism.
Kevin Williams wins this week’s prize for best devastatingly honest statements about Obama
Kevin Williams argues that, for all his talk of change, Obama is nothing more than a little man who has stepped into a big job and is now busy reshaping the morality of public policies to fit his smallness. In proving this point, Williams, who never deviates from his polite tone, rips Obama several new ones. I’m cherry-picking here, so you really need to read the whole thing:
Why is it a sad Saturday? Because I read an analysis of 2016 electoral prospects arguing that, while Republicans can definitely win Congress and state houses, the combination of huge Democrat-voting urban areas and the electoral college makes it impossible for Republicans to take the White House. I think that’s true. Unless voters in urban areas turn on the Democrats, what we’ll have as of 2015 — a Democrat president and slight-majority Congress — will be the status quo for a long time.
That makes me sad because it will mean that Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, both domestic and international, rather than being reversed and lost in history’s backwater, will last far into my, my children’s, and even my grandchildren’s future. It’s not good for America and it’s not good for our traditional friends abroad.
We watched Animal House last night. Are there any among you who haven’t seen it? It’s as anarchically funny as ever, although parts didn’t wear well, both because of my years (I’m not a college student anymore and my humor’s matured a little bit) and because of the years I’ve spent marinating in political correctness. Still, I laughed.
Indeed, when John Belushi gave his famous rousing-the-troops speech, I laughed extra hard, because it reminded me of conservatives struggling to figure out how to respond to Obama’s amnesty “executive order.” If you’re not offended by foul language, you might enjoy revisiting this scene:
I keep meaning to write something profound about what happened to our country yesterday, only to discover that other, much better writers and thinkers already got there before I did. I’ll just summarize by saying that Obama behaved illegally, unconstitutionally, and undemocratically. Having said that, of course, the really important question becomes: What next?
Let’s see if I can start this round-up by passing on some ideas.
I’ve been reading on Facebook what my Leftist friends, and their Leftist friends, have to say about Obama’s imperial pronouncement on amnesty. One comment struck me especially strongly, because I have no doubt that Obama already has something prepared on his desk. I’ve changed the wording slightly to protect the Facebook author’s privacy, but the substance is unchanged:
I found this in my inbox:
I’m not in love with it, but I think it’s a good, smart start: It uses Obama’s own words against him and suggests that he comes back to the Constitutional fold. As I said earlier, conservatives and Republicans have two years in which to educate Americans, or else the imperial presidency will be the new status quo.
(Is that whirring noise I hear the sound of George Washington spinning in his grave?)
I don’t know about you, but after watching the end of the world as we know it, televised live from Las Vegas, I could use a little opiate for the people — and what better opiate than a dog video?