Tom and Jerry: Defenders of All Things Right and Good

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

All Hail, Dear Leader

Update: The original video disappeared from YouTube. It surfaced again briefly in another location on YouTube, then disappeared again. A google search revealed that a website named had saved a copy, and added their own commentary to the beginning. -- Jerry

Hard to pick out which part of this video creeps me out the most:

Is it the part where the kiddies sing that Obama is going to spread happiness? I thought the government was supposed to protect the country's shores, provide infrastructure, and otherwise get the hell out of my way. Apparently, it now wants to provide happiness for each and every person. This is scary.

The fact that, despite the website's claim that "At the heart of the project were 22 children and their music" and that the kids and their music teacher did this on their own, Jeff Zucker (President of NBC Universal), Holly Schiffer, Peter Rosenfeld, Darin Moran, Jean Martin, Andy Blumenthal, and Nick Phoenix rearranged schedules to participate?

Where the kiddies sing about how Obama is going to bring 'unity'? Does an "or else" come along with it?

Where the kiddies promise that they, led by Obama, are going to "change it" and "rearrange it", 'it' being America? That Obama plans to rearrange America according to his vision is probably the first honest thing that's been said by his followers in weeks.

The part where the song ends, and after showing the beaming faces of the adults, the camera goes back to the kids, all of whom have an "I did that just the way you wanted me to, right?" look on their face?

Now that the Obama campaign has entered the "exploit children" phase of leading the US on the march toward socialism, I eagerly await their next strategy, "threaten animals":

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Breaking News

In response to the recent financial crisis, the U.S. Mint has created a new dollar bill.

In other news, the Air Force has announced that it will start an experimental program to have non-rated* officers fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), like the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper. Shortly thereafter, the Air Force released a new recruiting video (2mb wmv).

* non-rated: Air Force speak for someone who has not graduated from flight school.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Palin Moment

This is a neat human interest story about a family with a child who has Downs Syndrome.

(source: Rush Limbaugh's website of all places).

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Compassion of Socialized Medicine

Every person has a right to health care!* We need socialized medicine!** It's free!*** It's for everyone!****

* It is a basic human right that one may not be gratuitously denied health care. However, it is not a basic human right that anyone (doctor, hospital) must provide a service to anyone else free of charge.
** like a sharp blow to the skull
*** except for the monumental tax hike it would require
**** who survives

If any of the above sounds appealing to you, and you would like to see Britain's and Canada's socialized health care systems tried out in the US, allow me to pass on this little nugget of wisdom from Baroness Warnock, a former headmistress who went on to become Britain's leading moral philosopher and a veteran British government adviser, on the duty of elderly British citizens in mental decline:

...dementia sufferers should consider ending their lives through euthanasia because of the strain they put on their families and public services.

Lady Warnock said: "If you're demented, you're wasting people's lives – your family's lives – and you're wasting the resources of the National Health Service.

"Actually I've just written an article called 'A Duty to Die?' for a Norwegian periodical. I wrote it really suggesting that there's nothing wrong with feeling you ought to do so for the sake of others as well as yourself."

The 84-year-old added that she hoped people will soon be "licensed to put others down" if they are unable to look after themselves.

Ah yes, "the right to die", which in practice quickly morphs into "the duty to die" - to save resources for others, to prevent family burden (or in countries with socialized medicine, taxpayer burden), for the common good.

Legalized abortion and euthanasia not only end a life, they shape the culture to marginalize those who choose not to pursue them in difficult situations: witness the reaction of many "progressives" to Sarah Palin having 5 kids (one with Down Syndrome) and Bristol Palin's decision not to abort her unplanned pregnancy - it's been downright vicious. With legalized euthanasia, the same vitriol will eventually be directed toward the elderly and those afflicted with debilitating conditions who do not wish to be put to death.

A brave new world, indeed.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Vote Catholic


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Point - Counter Point

Enviro-wackos: "We weep for the trees!!!"

Scotch Elm: "Why? We don't give a [bleep] about you..."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Little Known Facts About Barack Obama

Since I alerted you, dear readers, to some little known facts about Sarah Palin, I thought that in the interest of fairness, I should offer some equally interesting little known facts about Barack Obama:

> Obama can calculate your guilt just by looking at the numbers in your checkbook.

> Obama's famous stare once converted 15 Islamic fundamentalists into secular progressives, all of whom are currently employed by Countrywide Home Loans.

> Our universe is held together by the force of Michelle Obama's benevolent willpower, but her patience is running thin.

> US Mail Service published Obama's resume on a new first class stamp.

> Obama can inflate a hot air balloon in one blow. He does it for the children.

> Any sentence containing the name "Obama" and ending in a question mark has been determined to be racist. The only exceptions are rhetorical sentences such as "Is there any way that Obama could be more perfect?"

> In Portland, Oregon, Obama fed a multitude of 75 thousand with five government subsidy forms and two rolls of red tape.

> When the people learn to vote themselves money from the public trough, Obama will appear.

> Obama once had a chance to save 10% on car insurance by switching to Geico, but he said "no" because that would mean a sellout to corporate interests.

> Obama cast the first, and only, stone.

Don't let it be said that I'm not bipartisan.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Little Known Facts About Sarah Palin

Beginning with John McCain's surprising pick of Sarah Palin for V.P. last Friday, a number of little known facts about Mrs. Palin have been surfacing all over the web, and have been gathered together on one site. Here are some of the more interesting ones:

> Sarah Palin will give birth to the man who will lead humanity’s war against the machines.

> Sarah Palin knows how old the Chinese gymnasts are.

> Sarah Palin’s son is going to Iraq after the Surge, because a Palin during the Surge would have been unfair.

> Sarah Palin’s presence in the lower 48 states means the Arctic ice cap can finally return.

> Sarah Palin is awarded first dibs on Alaskan wolfpack kills.

> Sarah Palin will send Biden a pre-debate cheat sheet. The sheet will have tips on defending against Kung Fu Death Grip.

> NFL teams may draft Sarah Palin, if they forfeit all their other players forever, to maintain league parity.

> If placed into Schroedinger’s experiment, both Sarah Palins remain alive.

> Sarah Palin would have just had an eagle drop the Ring into Mount Doom.

> Sarah Palin fishes salmon by convincing them it’s in their interest to jump into the boat.

> The Northern Lights are really just the reflection from Sarah Palin’s eyes.

> The diamonds in Sarah Palin’s earrings were crushed with her very hands.

> If Sarah Palin and Chuck Norris mated, they would spawn a whole new universe.

> When Sarah Palin was 5, she cooked a whole turkey in her EasyBake oven.

and finally....

> It’s not over until Sarah Palin says it’s over.

In light of her performance last night, I am prepared to believe at least half of these.....

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Palin Power

I have to give it up to Sarah Palin. She brought down the house at the RNC. Katie, my beautiful wife, was sold when Palin said she would be an advocate for special needs children. I loved how Palin humorously took the Obama platform apart. There will be plenty of blog and media coverage to give you the rundown of the speech.

I want to highlight one portion of Palin's remarks that struck me personally. She quoted Colonel Thomas Moe, who was a POW with John McCain. Col Moe was also my Professor of Aerospace Studies at Notre Dame. For you non-military types, he was the Air Force ROTC commander in charge of all of the cadets. Before I left for pilot training, he gave me a "remove before flight" streamer. He told me to remove my ego and my pride before stepping into the cockpit. He is an outstanding exemplar of professionalism and humility. His story of courage is truly inspiring. To learn more about Col Moe's, check out his autobiographical article in Notre Dame magazine. I still have a printed copy of the original issue. It is well worth the read.

God, Country, Notre Dame.

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Am I The Only One Who….

....can’t stand to listen to the music of either Justin Timberlake or Tim McGraw, but think that they’re both pretty good actors?

....will only wear Levi’s jeans?

....reacts to hearing a "Bahsten" accent in the same manner as I would hearing fingernails dragged across a chalkboard?

....has ever prayed for God to help Notre Dame win a football game, then felt guilty about praying for such a thing, and then brought it up in confession only to have the priest say "Don’t worry about it - I was too."?

....would happily pay $5 a gallon for gas if it meant that the US could tell Saudi Arabia to go to hell?

....doesn’t hate women’s basketball with a white-hot burning passion of a thousand suns (as does – it seems – every other male sports fan on the planet)?

....will wear Nike shoes, but refuses to buy any of their apparel?

....thinks that an interesting "reality" show would be to have Donald Trump, Diddy (or whatever he calls himself these days), Janice Dickenson, and Jim Rome live in a modest apartment for a year and call it World’s Biggest Megalomaniac?

....thinks that the Olympics should drop tennis, soccer, and any other sport that doesn’t consider an Olympic gold medal the pinnacle of achievement in that sport?

....wishes that the whole "athletic-shorts-below-the-knee" style would go away forever? (mid- to lower-thigh is long enough, thank you)

....thinks that, if my wife thinks "Rosemary Guadalupe" is a desirable name should we ever have a daughter, that it would be OK to name a son "Eusebius Polycrates"?

....thinks that, while I am a huge fan of John Wayne and director John Ford, The Searchers is not only not the Best Western Ever but not even one of Ford’s or Wayne’s Top 5?

....thinks that Raging Bull, far from deserving the awed reverence it receives in film aficionado circles, is a self-indulgent, practically unwatchable movie?

....every time upon leaving the bathroom, thinks to himself "It’s a good thing mirrors exist, otherwise I might forget how unbelievably handsome I truly am."?

....wonders, aside from being incredibly good-looking, how on earth my wife puts up with me, let alone why she married me in the first place?

....thinks that the following rationalization for opposing abstinence-only sex-ed:

It’s unrealistic to think that teenagers won’t be having sex. We need to show them how to use condoms.

is insulting to the intelligence of a) anyone who has ever had sex and b) anyone who hasn’t? First of all, I’m supposed to believe that said teenagers cannot possibly restrain themselves from having sex. Given that premise, which of the two scenarios below is more likely?

In the midst of passion, when the hormone train is chugging faster and faster, when those teenage impulses are racing as the young man gazes upon the naked flesh and forbidden pleasures of young nubile womanhood,

a) they're going to stop..........pull out a condom..........remove it from its wrapper..........patiently put it on the male....................then resume sexual activity


b) initiate and complete the sexual act, with both knowing that they’ve skipped the condom thing but are unable/unwilling/too caught up in the moment to break away from the passion until it’s too late.

Anyone who has ever had sex knows the answer to that question. Those that haven’t can probably guess.

Second of all, anyone in 21st century modern Western culture who does not know how to put on a condom is such an imbecilic, paste-eating moron that they should not be having sex in the first place. So, please, sex-ed enthusiasts, stop using "We need to show teenagers how to use condoms" as an excuse to encourage sexual activity among teenagers. You’re full of crap.

Feel free to add your own "Am I The Only One Who..." question in the comments.