A few weeks back I happened to be watching “The View” ONLY because I had missed Bill O’Reilly skewer Joy Behar and ready her for BBQ. I missed the whole interview with O’Reilly but did see comments from Ms. Behar slice, dice and ginsu Sarah Palin’s clothing while cooing over how well dressed Michelle Obama always was.
My first thought at that moment was “you have got to be kidding” can’t the Obama team get Michelle a really GOOD designer? Of course after Michelle’s first comment and thoughts on how “not proud” of America she was … I could see the logic in keeping her out of focus a bit.
My second though was “thank GOD” Ms. Behar (no fashion diva herself) has no influence on “the fashion industry” in America today.
Then came the Obama acceptance speech with president elect Obama, his 2 beautiful daughters, and the first lady to be. I found myself exclaiming “WHERE DID SHE GET THAT DRESS?” Followed by “who soaked them for that and how much”? Followed by I could have whipped up better than that in my 9th grade sewing class.
As you can see I do a lot of talking to the TV when I am by myself.
The dust had no sooner began to settle when all of a sudden the remake of the Obama family began. He could walk on water and she was the next Jackie Kennedy of fashion. I am not sure about the water thing yet but I can not remember said first lady (yes I am old enough to remember the impeccable Jackie Kennedy) looking like she shopped at the nearest salvation army thrift store.
During the entire campaign I heard NOT one comment on the beautifully dressed Cindy McCain.
Where is the balanced FAIR news coverage today?
Oh I know! there is none.
Apparently the Republican side of the isle considers this kind of stuff trivia … I must admit so do I.
Then the other day an email hit my inbox from a friend. The irony of it all provided me with a more than hardy laugh for the day.
Normally that would have been the end of it but with the other side of the fence obsessing over “this kind of trivia” I felt it only fair to offer perspective from the opposing camp.
I am still wondering if this was an accident or some noted designers sad joke?
It as usual is up to you to decide.
One of the people on Joe the Plumber Forum (Shelly I think) posted this. I laughed so hard tears were running down my cheeks. I think I will set up a section for Funny Things. We all need to have a light hearted chuckle daily. Anyway I wrote Tom Adkins and asked him for permission and he granted it so I am grateful so you enjoy too.
WHITE GUILT IS DEAD
Free at last, free at last!
By Tom Adkins
Look at my fellow conservatives! There they go, glumly shuffling along, depressed by the election aftermath. Not me. I’m virtually euphoric.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not thrilled with America’s flirtation with neo-socialism. But there’s a massive silver lining in those magical clouds that lofted Barack Obama to the Presidency. For today, without a shred of intellectually legitimate opposition, I can loudly proclaim to America: The Era of White Guilt is over.
This seemingly impossible event occurred because the vast majority of white Americans didn’t give a fluff about skin color, and enthusiastically pulled the voting lever for a black man. Not just any black man. A very liberal black man who spent his early career race-hustling banks, praying in a racist church for 20 years, and actively worked with America-hating domestic terrorists. Wow! Some resume! Yet they made Barack Obama their leader. Therefore, as of November 4th, 2008, white guilt is dead.
For over a century, the millstone of white guilt hung around our necks, retribution for slave-owning predecessors. In the 60s, American liberals began yanking that millstone while sticking a fork in the eye of black Americans, exacerbating the racial divide to extort a socialist solution. But if a black man can become President, exactly what significant barrier is left? The election of Barack Obama absolutely destroys the entire validation of liberal white guilt. The dragon is hereby slain.
So today, I’m feeling a little “uppity,” if you will. From this day forward, my tolerance level for having my skin color hustled is now exactly ZERO. And it’s time to clean house. No more Reverend Wright’s “God Damn America,” Al Sharpton’s Church of Perpetual Victimization, or Jesse Jackson’s rainbow racism. Cornell West? You’re a fraud. Go home. All those “black studies” programs that taught kids to hate whitey? You must now thank Whitey. And I want that on the final.
Congressional Black Caucus? Irrelevant. Maxine Waters? Shut up. ACORN? Outlawed. Black Panthers? Go home and pet your kitty. Black separatists? Find another nation that offers better dreams. Go ahead. I’m waiting.
Gangsta rappers? Praise America. Begin with the Pledge of Allegiance. And please, no more ebonics. Speak English, and who knows where you might end up? Oh, yeah, pull up your pants. Your underwear is showing. You look stupid.
Black Fraternities? Seek diversity. Race Card? It’s now the joker. Miss Black America? Get in line with all the other lovely ladies. Reparations? Paid.
To those Eurosnots who forged entire careers hating America? I’m still waiting for the first black French President.
And let me offer an equal opportunity whupping. I’ve always despised lazy white people. Now, I can talk smack about lazy black people. You’re poor because you quit school, did drugs, had three kids with three different fathers, and refuse to work. So when you plop your Colt 45-swilling, Oprah watchin’ butt on the couch and complain “Da Man is keepin’ me down!!!” allow me to inform you: Da Man is now black. You have no excuses.
No more quotas. No more handouts. No more stealing my money because someone’s great-great-great-great grandparents suffered actual pain and misery at the hands of people I have no relation to, and personally revile.
It’s time to toss that massive, obsolete race-hustle machine upon the heap of the other stupid 60s ideas. Drag it over there, by wife swapping, next to dope-smoking. Plenty of room right between free love and cop-killing. Careful, don’t trip on streaking. There ya go, don’t be gentle. Just dump it. Wash your hands. It’s filthy.
In fact, Obama’s ascension created a gargantuan irony. How can you sell class envy and American unfairness when you and your black wife went to Ivy League schools, got high-paying jobs, became millionaires, bought a mansion, and got elected President? How unfair is that??? Now, Like a delicious O’Henry tale, Obama’s spread-the-wealth campaign rendered itself moot by it’s own victory! America is officially a meritocracy. Obama’s election has validated American conservatism!
So, listen carefully … “Wham!!!”
That’s the sound of my foot kicking the door shut on the era of white guilt. The rites have been muttered, the carcass lowered, dirt shoveled, and tombstone erected. White guilt is dead and buried.
However, despite my glee, there’s apparently one small, rabid bastion of American racism remaining. Black Americans voted 96% for Barack Obama. Hmmm. In a color-blind world, shouldn’t that be 50-50? Tonight, every black person should ask forgiveness for their apparent racism and prejudice towards white people. Maybe it’s time to start spreading that guilt around.
Tom Adkins is the founder of CommonConservative.com.
With permission, an edited version of this article appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sun Nov 9, 2008
Senate Democrats voted on whether Joe Lieberman should retain the chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee, a panel he largely created by drafting legislation for the Department of Homeland Security after the 9/11 attacks. They conducted that vote by secret ballot rather than publicly state their positions.
I find this a little ironic since they support the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800, S. 1041) which is legislation in the United States that aims to “amend the National Labor Relations Act.
In short it stops the “secret ballot” process for workers who might or might not want to join a union.
This is a nonpartisan very informative film and I felt it was well worth the 30 minutes of time to watch it. If you are at all in doubt about how serious this economic crisis actually is this is a must see.
The film is produced by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation:
Founded by the senior chairman of The Blackstone Group with a personal commitment of at least $1 billion, the Foundation is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America’s future, and to accelerating action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.
My goodness … this morning I open my mail to a letter inviting me to join RepublicanForAReason.com
I figured it was a good time to give the RNC a piece of my mind even though I probably do not have that much left in my old age to give away.
Here is the whole letter I sent their way. They cut it off at the bottom then lo and behold it did not show up at all.
So I can only assume either they are looking over each post first (another waste of donation money) or will dump it before it hits the viewing public. Or I suppose it could also be that everyone is trying to post at once and flooding the system. We will see but for now you can see what I had to say.
Dear Robert M. ‘Mike’ Duncan (RNC Chairman),
You wanted my opinion? Well here it is.
I have been a registered Republican from the time I was old enough to vote. Not a general election has passed without my taking the time to prep the issue and get to a poll to make my voice heard. Today I am 67.
For the last 3 general elections the choices for president were bad and worse.
This election selection was “THE WORST” in those 47 years.
I was so tired of the Washington antics on both sides I seriously thought about a write in of “the roadrunner”. When McCain emerged as our party choice I moved to the Obama side of the fence (at least he was new and fresh). Then Pailin entered the picture. What a spark she added to the ticket. It was clear from (the reaction) of the opposition they were stunned that Obama had met his rising star match.
NO ONE generates that much “opposition vitriol” without “stark fear” being the base cause. My guess was had Sarah Palin had an equal start (as President) to Barack Obama she would have beat him in a landslide.
After the election when the Sarah bashing erupted from McCain staff?
When McCain stood silent for a week?
That situation was the defining moment … it was the proverbial straw.
I AM DONE!
I will reregister as an independent.
It is time ALL of us who are “center of the road people” join together. We no longer are being governed by “we the people”.
This whole 2008 election process was a disgrace. There clearly was “voter impropriety” if not “blatant fraud”. There is anarchy in the streets over proposition 8 in CA. For the second time it could happen that the people’s vote is overturned by some renegade judges who somehow forget their place in the scheme of things.
I am tired to the teeth of OUR ELECTED officials lining their pockets with salary and benefits (for a stint) that are more than the average worker makes in a lifetime. While literally doing nothing for “the people” but sitting on their own thumbs.
We now sit on the brink of financial disaster caused by 2 parties that are totally worthless. Two parties that were trusted to watch out for “we the people”.
Honestly I must consider perhaps Al-qaeda could and would do a better job. At least the public knows where they stand. “We the people” are still reeling from the shock over the betrayal of our own government.
It is time “we the people” get off our dead duffs and become interested and connected to our own coalition that is vested in a “WE”.