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Obama and His Legacy

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With all the hubbub of his first 100 days, is Obama all what he is portended to be? Some hail the Chicago Magician as the best president we have ever had. Such talk ignores reality and more importantly the ability to judge history correctly. It is very difficult to judge history while in the midst of it. Lincoln is considered one of our best presidents, yet in his day, he was not as well liked as he is now. In fact, he may share more with W than some are willing to admit, but I am digressing here.

What we are hearing now is pure spin from the magic show and the truth is, even though he has relatively high approval ratings, people don’t believe what he is doing will work. The disconnect is caused by the honeymoon period that is being accorded to him.
This is nothing new, and under the right circumstances, it can be promulgated well into the future. Another political magician, FDR, was able to do that. By keeping a balance of despair and hope, he was able to manipulate the populace to keep him in power. Things were always bad enough that we had to keep him in the game, but he was always doing a good enough job that we had to reward him. The truth is, things really did not improve under FDR. In 1938, unemployment was still over 20% and the stock market was as low as ever. All his micromanagement did was create a larger more socialist government that restricted people’s rights and created bureaucracies that will eventually bankrupt the country. All for the purpose of maintaining him in power.
Obama is no different, and in fact wants to take us one or two steps beyond anything FDR could imagine. In fact he says he wants to “remake america“. The difference will be that this pied piper may be judged differently than his acolytes believe. The people of this country still favor a more libertarian approach, and any approbation he receives now may be short lived. The problem though is that when he is done “remaking america”, it may be too much and/or too late to reverse. Look at social security and medicare. It just gets worse. Socialism coopts people by persuading them that they are getting something for free, but when in fact, the people are enlisting themselves willingly into indentured servitude. Like the frog in the warm bath, it will be too late at some point.
What can we do? Stay true to principles, vote, get active in politics and support candidates that espouse libertarian and classical liberal philosophies. Obama will undo himself with his crusader mentality in regards to his socialist agenda. He can’t help himself. May be we can send this Magician back to Chicago in 3 and a half years.
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Written by James Lagnese

April 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Obama Would Never Watch This

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I don’t drink Budweiser (Sam Adams), but then again neither does BHO (he strikes as a Chardonnay drinker), but this is one commercial that either you get or you don’t get. He wouldn’t get it. I do, do you? Cool commercial.
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Written by James Lagnese

April 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Global Warming: I did it, I admit it

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Well, I guess I did it. according to some Bozos in Britain, overweight people add more to global warming…Never mind the fact it’s rubbish. I do however admit that I am more than 20 stone, although I am 6’5. I guess these guys don’t believe in free will and capitalism… Obviously not. This struggle has been going on for centuries. Free will and responsibility vs. Original sin and guilt. Religions do not work well without guilt. Just ask Pelagius and Augustine. Or Al Gore and me. Unfortunately, while Pelagius was right, he lost the argument, which put us in nearly 2000 years of guilt remorseless control. How will this religious struggle end? I hope better than that one.
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Written by James Lagnese

April 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Guess Who is the Totalitarian Socialist?

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Jackie Chan, action star and multi-millionaire (Whose bulk of money comes from capitalism) thinks that people need to be controlled. He questioned the need for freedom, which defacto praised China’s totalitarian regime. This isn’t the first time he tried to warm up to the commies: In 2004 he questioned the results of the presidential elections in Taiwan, drawing praise from China and Ire from Taiwan. Of course this is from a man who can’t keep it in his pants, and even has been accused of fathering children out of wedlock (and all but outrightly admits it). If you cannot trust someone in small matters, how can you trust them with large ones? May be Jackie should go back to China and become a compulsory organ donor. Anyone that makes excuses for countries such as China is an asshole in my book. Lick the boot Mr. Chan, lick the boot.
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Written by James Lagnese

April 19, 2009 at 6:54 pm

McDonalds Is Dangerous To Your Health

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And you thought the Double Quarter Pounder was bad?
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Written by James Lagnese

April 17, 2009 at 6:48 am

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The Hells Angels Open Chapter In Pakistan

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Sonny Barger must be proud. The Hells Angels have opened a chapter in Pakistan. They plan to move in on the Taliban opium producers to take over their production and distribution. They also plan on starting a prostitution ring they will run in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. When asked how one will be able to distinguish a prostitute from an average woman there, there leader, Abu “Wide Glide” Abdullah said that “the burkas will be 1″ shorter and the hood will have a mouth flap”.
The Outlaws and Pagans were asked if they have plans to recruit in Pakistan or Afghanistan. They declined comment. The El Forasteros said they were looking into it.
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Written by James Lagnese

April 17, 2009 at 5:50 am

Texas and Perry Do It Again

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Texas Governor Rick Perry turned it up a notch. All I have to say is God bless Texas and Perry. Listen here. I wonder if Janet Napolitano will pay him a visit? At this point I doubt it. She’s already pissed off a lot of people.
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Written by James Lagnese

April 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm