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The Doorbell. Something to ponder.

From the powerline blog:

Cartoon of the day – Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez/Townhall.com

Quotes of the day – Mark Steyn, Mark Levin and Harry Reid

And definately read his entire blog, it’s excellent:

What do you need to write cowboy poetry? Words like “tunbleweed” and “chaps.” Also, torchees, spondees and dactyls. Pencil and paper. Total cost: 79 cents. Maybe you and a half dozen other cowboy poets like to book the back room at the local bar once a month for an evening of cowboy poetry and a few beers. Total cost: couple hundred dollars. Maybe folks get word and figure you should get a bigger room and invite the pubic and charge a three-dollar admission. Why does any of this require national subsidies managed by bureaucracy thousands of miles away?

Well because these days, what doesn’t? Once upon a time, the cowboy embodied the rugged individualism of the frontier. In Harry Reid’s world, he embodies dependency without end. To “preserve”  the “traditionn,” it is necessary to invert everything the tradition represents. From true grit to federally funded grit. Thus America, bouncing along in the Dead Wood Stage of history.

Whipcrack-away, whipcrack-away, whipcrack-away! Mark Steyn

There’s been whispered speculation, in Nevada and now outside, that Harry’s losing it in his old age. I think this is proof someone is on to something:

And this is good for laughs, even if like me, you’ve heard Mark on this already:

2 Ads you never saw and probably never will see on network tv

If these don’t give you pause to think – nothing will.

This new ad, which features a chilling look at one potential future scenario if America continues on its current destructive fiscal trajectory, is a 2010 homage to “The Deficit Trials,” a 1986 ad that was produced by W.R. Grace & Co.  For those who were able to view it, the ad caused a sensation; it was considered so controversial at the time that the networks refused to run it.

J. Peter Grace, CAGW’s co-founder and the chairman of President Ronald Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (the Grace Commission), was alarmed about what the debt would do to future generations.  The national debt was $2 trillion in 1986, when “The Deficit Trials” ad was denied broadcast time; today the debt stands at $14 trillion and is projected to reach 140 percent of GDP in two decades, the time in which the new CAGW ad is set. Citizens Against Government Waste

Those dillusional democrats are going to keep up the lie

Democrats are understandably — and largely justified in being — frustrated that they lost an election based on Republicans defending tax cuts for the wealthy that are only expiring because of a budget gimmick championed by George Bush — and based on criticism of their apparent lack of concern over the deficit, by a party that has shown no past or current seriousness about deficit reduction and the hard choices involved. Losing those political fights was as inexplicable as it was hard for the Democrats. Maybe that’s why Thursday seemed to have donkeys melting down all over the place.
How many stupid people believe this tripe? Well, it’s Time magazine so that means everyone who reads it.
These guys want to make us believe that they lost because the Republicans were “defending tax cuts for the wealthy” and because the Democrats showed an “apparent lack of concern over the deficit?” Here we go, trying to rewrite the truth and make us believe something entirely fictional. These must be their new talking points and we all know that if you tell a lie enough times, it becomes real.
“Losing those political fights was as inexplicable as it was hard for the Democrats.” See? They still don’t get it. They lost and there’s simply no sensible explanation for it, therefore The People were stupid, uninformed, misinformed and taken in by the Republicans.
They lost the election because they have gone berserk spending OUR money and putting us in debt for generations to come.
They lost the election because they have effectively taken away the American dream from millions of us and for millions in generations to come.
They lost the election because they refused to listen to the people when we told them we didn’t like what they were doing and wanted them to stop.
They lost the election because they rammed through crap without reading or knowing what they were voting on.
They lost the election because of back room deals and bribes to win the passage of bills that most of us didn’t want.
They lost the election because the Hope and Change we were promised was really socialism and people figured that out.
They lost the election because of their total disregard for the Constitution.
We can’t allow them to hijack this story. They know full well why they lost the election but they want to convince the American people that they lost because the Republicans were just that much slicker than they were.
They lost because in their zeal to take over an entire lackadaisical nation, The People woke up and pushed back. And God willing, we won’t stop.