Saturday, October 21, 2006

Refugees from a bad movie

That is what these people remind me of. Sister Toldjah finds a real gem over at Huffington's loony bin from Lynn Davis Lear:

Here are some questions: Are these guys simply narcissistic idiots Rove-ing around in some never-never land bubble or do they know something we don’t? Have they planned a grab bag nose punch of an October/November surprise? Or have Diebold, ES&S, and local state secretaries assured them that they will do “whatever it takes” to get a Republican Congress elected again? Or are they just planning to outspend us? Karl Rove recently told the Washington Times, “For most Americans, particularly the marginal voters who are going to determine the outcome of the election, it started a couple of weeks ago… Between now and the election we will spend $100 million in target House and Senate races in the next 21 days”. That is $30 million a week in 15 or 16 key races. Knowing this group, the answers must lie in a clever blitzkrieg [Note: Clever insertion of a Nazi reference, eh? It never fails. –ST] combo of all of the above.

When I asked Gore Vidal at dinner why the White House seemed so serene and at ease about the vote, he replied that, this time around, the Bush-Cheney henchmen could simply call on martial law. He glumly noted that we are so far down the road toward totalitarianism that, even if Democrats do win back the Congress, it would take at least two generations before the last six years of damage to the nation could be reversed. Gore frankly despaired that any amount of time could ever return the country to where and what it previously was. This prediction left me reaching for some Fernet Branca.

And her conversation with Gore Vidal has got me reaching for a gag bag. Continuing:

But whether it is hubris, loony tunes, or both, the White House’s freakish calm about the elections makes me as nervous as the hell we seem to be headed for. Therefore we should all be on alert. If for whatever reason we don’t win back Congress in November the only real answer will be to take to the streets.

Got that? It’s the same ol’ same ol’ we’ve come to expect from that far left, with the added threat of “taking to the streets” this time around if they lose.

Take it to the streets? Gore Vidal is going to take it to the streets? He might break a nail. What exactly are we going to recover from? The death camps? The concentration camps? The censorship? They live like royalty, do whatever they please and here they are whining about taking America back.

Back to what, where has it gone?

UPDATE: Great minds think alike. I did not read Blue Crabs until after I wrote my post. Really.


chuck said...

Back to when they could think they mattered. Life without hope or purpose is a terrible thing.

Makes me *really* want the Republicans to win. I want to see what these nutcases do then. And trust me, if they take to the streets it isn't going to help them in the country at large.

BTW, a nice Democratic lady came by this morning running for state representative. Made a point to tell me right at the start that she was profamily and all. I laughed, and said it's hard to run as a Democrat these days, isn't it. Told her I used to be a Democrat but left the party a few years ago. She assured me that many were switching to the Democrats this election. Ha, she needs a wider circle of acquaintance. Anyway, profamily turns out to means she gets to tell me what Utah families want: all the Democratic slogans, funded by the state. No specifics.

Now, I don't mind a little community planning to preserve farm and pasture in the lowlands, or maybe some easements here and there, but she had no definite proposals for where and what. This isn't going to fly, the only time I have seen these issues rouse the voters is when specific proposals and parcels of land were on the table. That gets everybody's attention. Generalities don't cut it. And it isn't like there aren't things to think about, the towns here are growing like crazy and merging together.

Anyway, seemed like a nice, liberal lady, involved in the community and raising goats in the south end of the valley. I didn't bother to tell her I thought the national party insane and didn't want to encourage them.

Unknown said...

What is the point in telling her? I know a lot of people like that, they just pretend their national leadership does not exist.

Gale was telling me that a farmer he has known all his life who lives on the Monroe/Greene county line was told that he could no longer water his cattle in the creek.

This is the just the kind of lame brained crap that drives rural voters insane. Do these people think that the wildlife out there is potty trained?

They just can not leave anyone the hell alone.

chuck said...

Speaking of rural, this lady lives in a town called Paradise, which is pretty much the end of the paved road, or used to be. Anyway, some kids played a joke once at a road crossing where one sign pointed East to Blacksmith Fork Canyon, another pointed West to Hyrum, and the third pointed down the road to Paradise. The kids added a fourth sign pointing into the ground and labeled Hell.

Heh, that was as good as the old sign on the highway announcing the Balling Motel. Pronounced *bailing*, I'll have you know. Family name. The sign made Playboy.

truepeers said...

Inspired by the words of Melanie Phillips, I think we should have a contest. People can send in entries on "Truly, this is where liberalism disappears up its own fundament."

Morgan said...

"...Gore frankly despaired that any amount of time could ever return the country to where and what it previously was. This prediction left me reaching for some Fernet Branca..."

Uh huh.

On a related topic, I wonder if there is any such thing as intentional self-parody, or does that concept implode?