Friday, August 29, 2008

Something About the Politics of Fear....

Jonah Goldberg had another great article today, this one on the rampant gloom and doom at the Democratic Convention. Here are some of my favorite clips:

To hear the Democrats at their convention this week, you would get the sense that a recession is merely a technical term for the worst human misery ever visited upon a once-great people. You'd think Americans were listening to the Democratic speeches as they huddled around their kitchen tables - if they hadn't already been used for firewood - deciding which of their children to pack off to the orphanage and how much tree bark they can afford to eat next week.

But while Americans don't like the direction the country is heading, and hate high gas prices, they're pretty satisfied with their lives. Some 94 percent of Americans polled by Harris Interactive this month said they were satisfied with the lives they lead. According to Gallup, only 9 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs and only 13 percent are dissatisfied with their job security. The unemployment rate is at a five-year high of 5.7 percent, but it wasn't long ago when that was considered close to full employment.

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, borrowing a line from Obama, complained that John McCain wants to give "$4 billion in tax breaks for big oil?"

No. McCain wants to lower the corporate tax rate to make us more competitive with our rivals. Yes, oil companies are included, but by this logic (as my colleague Ramesh Ponnuru notes), Obama's middle-class tax cut will be a tax break for hookers and serial killers.


Todays liberals have for some time now been parodies of themselves. Now we finally have a Hollywood parody of the parodies.

David Zucker, one of the guys who brought us Airplane and the Naked Gun series, has done a parody of our lefty friends. The movie is called "An American Carol" and in the spirit of "A Christmas Carol" follows Michael Moore (played by Chris Farley's younger brother) as he's visited by three angels (Kelsey Grammer, Trace Adkins, and ?)

This movie's definitely getting my money. Even if it stinks I'm going twice just to remind Hollywood that there's a whole market out there they've been neglecting for years.

Here's two previews:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Democrats Assaulting Fox News Team

I feel like a broken record, but once again every Democrat needs to ask themselves: "Why does this type of behavior only happen on our side of the political fence?".

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hardworking Democrats Pushing a 4-Day Work Week For Federal Bureaucrats

As if federal bureaucrats didn't already have it good enough with "Cadillac" benefit packages and jobs almost impossible to get fired from, now congressional Democrats are suggesting they work a four day work week.

The reason they cite? "Saving gas". Really, what can you say about something like this?

Here's the link. I'm more or less speechless by this point. How this party even still exists, much less finds supporters is baffling.