* On Obama’s bus tour, he told a crowd that, “I make no apologies for being reasonable.” That’s like how I make no apologies for being Latino. For one thing, being Latino is nothing anyone should apologize for. But, more importantly, I’m not Latino so the apology would make absolutely no sense. So, in that sense, I fully support Obama not apologizing for being reasonable.
* Here’s another gem from Obama from his bus ride:
“We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again, but over the last six months we’ve had a run of bad luck.”
So Obama was totally fixing the economy and we were about to rocket to prosperity, but then Obama accidentally ran over a leprechaun — which we all know gives you bad luck. I mean, we were about to have a true recovery, but then Obama hooked a swing on a golf course, went to chase down the ball, and accidentally stumbled into a mummy’s tomb and got cursed.
So, you know, bad luck. Other than that, Obama has been doing awesome.
* So what do you think of Obama’s bus tour to get to know America better? I fully expect at the end for him to remark, “Wow, I wasn’t really liking the people I was meeting, but these last few stops have been much more supportive and really more my type of people.” And then he finds out he spent the last week of his trip driving through Canada.
* For some reason, people got all upset when Rick Perry said that if Ben Bernanke were to print more money, it would be “almost treasonous.” He said “almost.” He didn’t say that, after due process, Bernanke should by hung by the neck until dead. He said that should almost happen. Come on; stop being a bunch of sissies.
* And polls already have Perry has the front runner, so you should expect attacks in full force on him. One thing the left is concentrating on is dismissing the jobs created in Texas since about 40% to 48% of jobs created during the recession were made in that state. I mean the absolutely last thing they want is this to be a race against a guy who knows how to spur job creation versus a flailing dunce who only knows how to flush our nation’s money down the toilet — objective comparison’s like that just aren’t going to work for Obama.
And you know it’s inevitable they’ll start saying George W. Bush was smarter and more reasonable than Rick Perry. Sure, the left was screaming “Hitler!” at Bush not that long ago, but pretty much 95% of that hatred was just partisan nonsense and not based on any coherent ideological objections, so that hate fades almost instantly when Bush is no longer a political threat. And if you think about it, George W. was born in New England and went to an Ivy League college — he’s the liberal’s kind of Texan. But Perry is fifth generation Texan and went to Texas A&M — he’s just a dumb hick.
* BTW, I don’t really like Perry. I fully expect him to be a RINO in hiding, but I keep finding myself having to defend him because of absolutely moronic arguments against him. I mean I expect that from liberals (“HE SED ‘BLACK CLOUD’!!1!!! HE IS TEH RACIST!!1!!1!”), but it really infuriates me to see it from so-called conservatives (“HE SUPPORTED GORE IN ’88!!1! HE IS TEH LIBRUL!!11!!!”). Twenty-three years ago, Perry was a Democrat. Fourteen years before Reagan became president, Reagan was a Democrat. Lots of conservatives used to be Democrats or liberals. It’s sort of the logical progression; you start out with the simpler liberal values and then later add on to them the more complex conservative values later in life. It means nothing to point out that someone was once a Democrat or a liberal unless you can also point to something he’s doing today that makes you think he still is one. Otherwise, you’re just making a silly child argument where you’re flailing around looking for something negative to grasp to not caring about the logic of it. I expect that from the left, but not from someone who claims to be a conservative. So go ahead and point out bad stuff about Perry now — like I hear he’s not so great on immigration — but don’t make moron child arguments. Leave that for the other side.
* Also, I do think it’s neat that Rick Perry has actually exercised his gun rights. Slate has a nice little article on advice for conceal carry while jogging. I also liked how the last two paragraphs are about why it’s a smart idea to carry while jogging. Lots of people think those who carry guns are paranoid, but it seems more like the people who don’t even think about carrying are willfully naive. I dream of one day where not having a gun on you is looked upon the same way as not wearing a seat belt.
* Wow; how many Perry items was that in a row? Now I’m already sick of him. Still some talk about Paul Ryan and Chris Christie getting in the race, though. If you want to president, now’s kind of the time with how vulnerable Obama is looking. I like Paul Ryan and his big ideas, but I’m always wary of a legislator becoming president. There really isn’t much accountability as a Representative or a Senator — you just have to vote ways people like — to really prove someone is a good leader. As for Chris Christie, he’s very fat. He may do lots of budget cuts, but he’ll probably waste all the savings on bacon. If he does run and someone asks him what president he would model himself after, I dare him to say “Taft”.
* Would you like to live on an oil rig run by Ron Paul? Of course, we all do. Anyway, I guess some libertarians are trying to come up with ways to make their own countries, and I support that. We need more country competition. If you want to live in a socialist country or a silly dictatorship, you have lots of choices. You want a free country, you only have America really. With no competition, America gets lazy. So some libertarian countries to compete with would be nice. And since we can’t have them on the moon like Heinlein envisioned, I guess an oil rig will do. So what will they do for industry? Oh yeah; drill for oil.