Archive for November 27, 2009

…to this I cite a comment left on my review:

Even your title indicates lack of understanding: “Normal.” What’s normal? Labeling the motives and stimuli of “liberals” and the “elite,” something you’re incapable of understanding? Rationalizing Sarah’s kids’ behavior, when you’d have slammed Obama if his kids approached the Palin kids’ behavior?

Commenting on PETA, as if that has anything to do with the book or Palin?

I’m not even convinced you read the screed. You could easily have written what you did whether you’d read it or not.

As to the screed’s sales, I’ve already commented here where those numbers are coming from. If you’re literate, look it up.

Apparently I haven’t read the book now, and “I’m rationalizing her kids behavior”. What is really amazing is this comes from a top 500 reviewer who apparently has earned respect at Amazon.

I had a funny thought and started to check the other 4 star reviews, he seems to be commenting on quite a few of them. I wonder why the need to go after people?

As I replied in the comments there, if it makes him happy then go for it, but it sounds like a case of Sullivan’s Syndrome to me. This goes to show it affects ordinary people (Look at his reviews, he seems at least as ordinary as I am) as well as pundits.

It brings to mind the School Superintendent in NH that was leading a group of about of a dozen vulgar screaming students outside the school where I saw her during the campaign. Long on angst and judgment but short on answers screaming at Palin, the bus and the thousands of average people in line waiting to see her.

For their own sake they’d better get over it, she could credibly run in any election from now till 2032 so this is going to be years and no politics is worth decades of worry and misery.

Although it is not online for some reason…

Posted: November 27, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…today’s Worcester Telegram had a cartoon making fun of the credibility of the global warming alarmists. They sit on a shrinking iceflow and the person with them says the problem is the sunlight (referring the to the e-mails).

If a newspaper owned by the New York Times is running cartoons like that in central Massachusetts then the jig is up, no matter what kind of silly stuff is running in Politico:

“In the climate change sense, it’s not that every other retail day isn’t bad. This just happens to be the worst day for the environment,

The worm is turning.

…but the Gladney charges took the cake.

And the Post Dispatch’s headline is laughable:

Six charged in town hall disturbance

Town Hall disturbance. Town hall DISTURBANCE!

Let me remind you a bit of what I wrote IN AUGUST!

Yesterday Black conservatives protested in front of the St. Louis office of the NAACP to protest their non response to the attacks on Ken Gladney back on the 6th.

Mind you this is a man who was beaten and called a Nigger by a white man, there is some raw film too and the news and film was spread on the net that very day. Nothing.

The delightful Dana Loesch of Dump Dede fame noting the time taken and the incorrect information says this:

If only we had access to a network wherein we could share information, do research, and confirm articles in our stories …

Where is Kenneth Gladney and Kelly Owens’ suds summit? Oh, right. The police have to be perceived as the antagonist for that to work and the victims admin supporters, apparently.

Let me be blunt: If I as a person who had attended a tea party, a person who would gladly support Sarah Palin for higher office and who publicly shows agreement with the president’s political foes had done the same as these SEIU men I would be in jail now, my picture would be all over the news an commentators all over MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NBC, BET, UNIVISION et/al would be having long discourses on how Tea Parties and Sarah Palin drive people to racism. My black friends would disown me and I would be the subject of public and private scorn. All the country would all know my name and curse it.

The fact that a whole season has passed before we have reached this point is a national disgrace, John Hinderaker and Glenn Reynolds puts it succinctly:

JOHN HINDERAKER WONDERS why SEIU thugs enjoy more freedom of action than Navy SEALS. Because the SEIU thugs are advancing the goals of people in power?

But I flatter myself that my long explanation is pretty good too:

to an organization like the NAACP it doesn’t matter. Barak Obama is the first black president of the United States and the first black president (no matter who he would have been) can’t be allowed to fail for fear that Americans will consider a black man unqualified for the highest office in the land. And if Ken Gladney needs to be beaten, called a Nigger and put in his place to help prevent that failure so be it.

The problem is that they are looking at President Obama and what drives him backwards. He’s not a Black man who happened to be part of the Chicago Machine. He is a Chicago Machine Pol who happens to be black and THAT makes all the difference.

The tactics he uses and the items he supports are driven by that machine background. His race doesn’t mean squat, that’s why the Gladney story isn’t all over the news. If what happened to Gladney advances his goals, like a good machine pol he’s all for it.

It’s all about protecting their meal ticket in chief

I’ve never been a Black Friday kind of guy…

Posted: November 27, 2009 by datechguy in local stuff, personal

…but with a machine on the blink and WalMart offering a laptop for under $200 (even if it was an E-Machine) I figured it was worth my time if I was up.

I woke up around 3 and went downstairs sometime near 4. Since WalMart opened at 5 I figured I’d hit there around 45 min early with an I-Pod in the ear and a book in the hand.

Much to my surprise when I got there the parking lot was already full and the store already open, apparently despite the flyer they decided to open an hour earlier. So by the time I walked in around 20 past 4 the lines in electronics were huge and the laptops were already gone. There was a 2nd WalMart about 20 min away but I finally decided against it. There were netbooks at a comparable price but that wasn’t what I was looking for.

So instead I am home and blogging if I was able to live without it a week ago I can certainly do so now and maybe I’ll catch a little more shuteye.