Outside the Asylum
The government is basing a potential intervention into our lives, our refrigerators and even our wallets on a supremely flawed device — the BMI — and the subsequent presumption that Americans are a bunch of fat, lazy couch potatoes who require the government to watch their waistlines.
I often face questions about what some consider a borderline obsession with Attorney General Holder and Operation Fast and Furious. When I do, I respond thusly: The chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America is clearly attempting to obfuscate his involvement in a remarkably ill-conceived and implemented Department of Justice program which produced no results beyond a body count.
May 2, 2011 was a pretty good day. The U.S. military and intelligence community managed to nail down a solid location on al-Qaida mastermind and erectile dysfunction sufferer Osama bin Laden. U.S. Navy SEALs swooped down in a daring raid and punched bin Laden’s ticket to the underworld.
The White House Correspondents’ Association held its annual homage to itself over the weekend. Jokes were told, backs were slapped, legs were pulled. To be fair, both headliner Jimmy Kimmel and President Barack Obama delivered fairly good sets.
President Barack Obama has finally delivered on that Nobel Peace Prize he won a few years back. That’s right, you right-wing curmudgeons: Thanks to Obama, peace is at hand. In a Monday article in National Journal, a senior Obama flunky announced: “The war on terror is over.”
The defrocked high priest of liberal hatred has been left to wander the streets of Manhattan, staring blankly into the middle distance and muttering to himself about how life is so unfair when you’re the smartest man in the history of the species.
In 2006 when the price of a gallon of regular gasoline hovered just above $3, Nancy Pelosi and three of her colleagues railed against George W. Bush and Big Oil at an Exxon station near Capitol Hill. Where are the Democratic lawmakers now that the price of gas has skyrocketed?
With the revelation that poor George Zimmerman will be the target of a zealous (not to mention ambitious) Florida prosecutor, the sad saga of the Sanford shootout has cemented its position as the dominant news item of the moment. Behind this sordid soap opera lies a much larger subtext of liberal hypocrisy and racism.
Most people might not give a second thought to the recent decision by the Los Angeles City Council to ban non-reusable grocery bags. But the LA grocery bag ban is an excellent example of liberalism’s ultimate goal: total, pervasive and permanent control over the people.
I have never been much for writing indignant notes to my — or any — Congressman. Having spent the bulk of my professional career in and around the political class, I am well aware that most of them on both sides of the aisle can at least pretend to have concern for people, but few of them care about individuals.