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For Your Listening Pleasure

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H/T RSM and Smitty.

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Written by James Lagnese

October 18, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Sunday Brunch With The Right Guy: The Inner Circle

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It’s Sunday and it’s brunch time with The Right Guy and his blog peeps, The Inner Circle.

This week was like no other. Coming out of post op, I thought someone was playing a joke on me when I first saw that MaObama won the Nobel Peace Prize. I was assured by Bug that I was not hallucinating, that indeed Obama had won it, and not only that, but nothing he has done, but for what he will do.

To that extent, I have used an image for this post that shows the next contest Obama must feel that he has to win. So far he’s gotten honoraria from universities, Nobel prizes, the presidency, and now he is going head to head with Jesus in a Messiah-Off Contest. Al Jazeera has the odds 3-2 in the Obamessiah’s favor, according to their spokesman.

Clay over at BBCW proposes that if you want to smell like a Nobel Prize winner, you have to go with BO.

Dr. Dave at Feed Your ADHD tells us Obama is a shoe in for the 2010 Miss Universe Title.

Nickie over at Goomba News tells us MaObama is 3rd in the Heisman voting.

Our most pro-second amendment buddy, the inestimable Dr. John R. Lott has decided to gloss over the Nobel celebrations to concentrate on why women like feminine men.

And my pal Sharky, over at Land Shark 5150 was even more incredulous than I was about the nobel, getting a case of agita.

Tim over at LCR is all over the linky love, FMJRA, and the Nobel Debacle, all in one post. Thanks for the link Tim, I appreciate it, you are a friend of The Right Guy.

Eric at LR was a little late to the party, with the LP reaction. Where is Eric’s outrage? With the moonshine tax, of course.

Then there is my buddy and fellow super hero against autism, B&G Fan at The Right Stuff, giving her unique and compelling opinion about the Nobama prize.

Right Klick is on the case, describing it as the 2nd biennial anti-bush award. How about anti-common sense award? Then again we should call it the mmm, mmm, mmm Obama award.

Last but not least, the Smitty and RSM team have been at it again with their prolific FMJRA and Linky love. While there was outrage at the contest results, The Right Guy was admonished for that post. God has spoken.

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Written by James Lagnese

October 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Sunday Brunch With The Right Guy: The Inner Circle

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The Knights Of The Right Roundtable



It’s Sunday, and it’s brunch time with The Right Guy and his fellow right knights of the right round table.

Lets start with Bungalow Bill also known as Clay Bowler. When he’s not commenting on the somethign to do with the Beatles, he always has a fair word to say something about our feckless leader and his minions. His latest commentary on the socio-sartorial escapades of Mobama leaves no stone unturned.
Not to be left out, the good Dr. Dave at Feed Your ADHD, had more cutting comments than even The Right Guy. Go Dr. Dave.
Missing from this weekend’s fashion fest was Nickie Goomba. Wherefore art thou Nickie, when we need you?
Over at Land Shark 5150, Land Shark was bubbling over with respect and admiration of the greatest civil right leader of the 19th century (may be extant in this country), the inestimable Frederick Douglass.
Tim over at LCR is also giving like shoutouts to his peeps, and is the inspiration for mine.
And what would any day be without the prolific and profound Libertarian Republican? Eric “The Dynamo” Dondero is currently defending liberty from every direction with his defense of Peter Schiff , who is taking hits not only from every side, but from the church, writing obvious exposés of why we voted for McCain, and reporting on the efforts to repeal the legal drinking age of 21.
The best slogan of the week goes to Smitty, the pseudo-ersatz Stacy McCain at The Other McCain. How can you beat the reaper is cheaper?

Coming round the bend of the table back to me, we have the erudite Dr. John R. Lott, whose vigilance in defending our second amendment rights is second to none, but this weekend, we find him investigating campaign finance reform and the corruption of ACORN.
Missing from this table is Bug, who seems to have lost heart in the blogging pursuits. Where are you Bug?
Lastly, we have William and Chuck cheering from the sidelines as always. Did I mention Black and Gold Fan?
Thank you for reading this blog and have a relaxing Sunday before reurning to the Fabric Covered Box at work.

Grassley’s Arrogance Rear’s It’s Ugly Head Again

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It’s not only Democrats that are giving Americans the middle finger. His Arrogance of Iowa is at it again. He says he will do what’s right no matter what his constituency says. In other words, he knows better than we do. May be John Batchelor should join Chuck for lunch and discuss the finer points of arrogance, or may be Steve Deace could give him a lesson what is truly right. Below is a video from The Other McCain. Steve King is a stand up guy and I hope he replaces Grassley or Harkin.
H/T The Other McCain

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African American Conservative Attacked By Union Thugs

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Where is Obama’s outrage against this violence? Oh yeah, the union thugs are at his beck and call. Kenneth Gladney speaks out against the thugs. Good for him and Dems beware.

H/T Founding Bloggers and Gateway Pundit.
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American Politics: Like a Chinese Menu Part I

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American politics reminds me of a Chinese menu: Pick one from column A and one from Column B. You are ordering the food from the same restaurant, it is all Chinese food, and the differences aren’t very much. Yet we pick and choose in both arenas as if we are choosing between Chicken Scarpariello and Egg Foo Yong or Steak Tatar and Sweet and Sour Tofu. The allegory here is that while we deceive ourselves into believing that we are making rational individual choices, in fact, we are just choosing a different side of the same coin.

Both sides use straw-men populist arguments to attract and divide the population into competing constituencies. All the while, politicians are players on the same team: Team Geppetto. It’s like Miller light: Great Taste or Less Filling? It’s the same crappy beer. So one side uses socio-economic issues to win some of our hearts: The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, universal healthcare, The shrinking middle class, environmental issues etc. The other side uses security and values issues: National security, family values, whatever that is, illegal immigration, and the war on terror.
While many of these issues are real to an extent, they really obscure the true problems: A society that has extended itself in credit to the point that it is both in individual and collective indentured servitude, a political system that no longer serves the citizens of this country, but only itself, and the willingness of the American people to give up their natural rights in order to secure themselves perceived guarantee of security. Let’s first take a look at the second one, a political system that no longer serves it’s citizenry, but promulgates its own existence.
As I asserted above, the political parties in this country are different sides of the same coin. We see the issues they use, but why do we fall for it? I think the reason comes down to power. Just like with sports teams, humans live vicariously through their teams and gain a sense of power through the teams victories. It’s the same thing with politics: Most people want to be on the winning team. This is not rationally based, but emotionally based. What drives them to pick a particular team involves many factors and that team will go to great lengths to understand what their brand represents and give that perception to their fan base.
Where this process falls down is that we only have two political parties and each one cannot encompass all possibilities, no matter how hard they try. What the snakes realize is that people will be pragmatic and accept choices that compromise their values. Again, it comes down to power in which people want to believe they will get a seat at the table. Like a woman who gives up her virtue in search of love and commitment, voters are often find themselves less than satisfied with the results. Still, they keep coming back, believing the same fairy tales.
The sad thing is that once a person sacrifices their values for the seat at the table, they will soon find that they can and will equivocate on anything. My question is, is it worth it? A process that is built on people compromising their core values, their principles, only serves the masters of the process, not themselves. They have become slaves to the wishes and desires of others. They have become nothing. Are we that poor in spirit and mind? If so, where did this failure come from?
I’d like to get into detail here in regards to the spiritual aspects, but I intended this article to be about our political choices. At this point, the failure is fait accompli. We have churches, caring parents, an education system and we still produce people that one, do not use critical thinking in or about the political process and two, are willing to do anything for that seat at the table or for something in return. Basically people want something for nothing, but only a fool is bribed with his or her own money. As our society creates higher abstraction layers of wants, in turn these things become perceived needs. An example of this is the credit crunch. We have been extended credit to the point that we do not only have everything we need, but in many instances, everything we want. We are the only country in the world where someone considered poor might have a house, and a car, both with air conditioning.
The idea of extending credit to pump the economy is nothing new. Even Alexander Hamilton promulgated this with the government. Banks had perfected this credit equilibrium to inflate the economy, driven by consumerism. As long as Uncle Sam helped when it could, it to would benefit with increased tax revenue, and a satiated populace like a sailor that has blown a months salary on hookers and booze in one night.
Now with the partial collapse, or what I call a correction, the mark is called. Reality has slapped some in the face and like the sailor with a hangover, they wonder where all their money went. Of course Team Geppetto has to do their part by promoting the perception all of us are hung over. So like the addicts that Americans are, we do not want to feel any pain. So we go to our dealer, our pimp, and ask if they can make the pain go away. Electing Obama was a classic example of this. Change and Hope is emotional nebulous bull shit. Always has been, always will be. He recognized that people were looking for the relief of their pain. Being the messianic master magician he is, he did his magic tricks and now he is president. Now Americans are willing to give up almost anything to not only get relief from their pain, but to get what they have not earned as well. Basically, that girl that gave up her virtue in search of love and commitment is now a prostitute hooked on heroin. She’ll do anything to boot up. She has no honor, pride, self-esteem, or moral compass. Talk about a lost soul.
Like the Chinese menu, everything that is political in this country comes from the same kitchen. Both the GOP and the Democrats want it and like it this way. While we are supposed to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, it is not so. These gangsters master is power, the power they get over us from us. so who is the fool here?
There are parties that offer alternatives, but they are perceived as losers with no chance of winning. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy, and what we are left with is column A and Column B. Take the libertarians and parties like that. Some great ideas, and great philosophies. The problem is, libertarians offer nothing for the addicts that is tangible. There is nothing to barter for quid pro quo, nothing for the fools to get in return, except more freedom of course. Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, the idea of freedom has become meaningless. People think they have enough freedom, as long as they can have a standard of living that kings didn’t have 75 or even 50 years ago. They also don’t care what unchosen obligation they impose, what unrewarded duty or an involuntary servitude is sustained upon themselves or others in the pursuit of this. It’s not a rational self-interest, but an irrational one, one that Team Geppetto understands and manipulates through it’s populist measures. Freedom doesn’t sell because it promises nothing without risk and responsibility. People would have to evolve from the addict’s puerile and selfish attitude to one of self-reliant adults.
And this is where we end up. Who has the power to control. It is a contest between being free, which means that we make our own decisions and are responsible for them versus a safety net where we don’t have to be responsible for our actions. If we give up this control in our lives, who benefits? Progressives like BHO will say that society benefits. altruism is the service to others without regard for oneself. If this is true, than slavery is the highest attainment. Who benefits? Those in power benefit, particularly those with a progressive view that humans are incapable of taking care of themselves, incapable of being responsible, incapable of managing their own affairs, and that the only answer that will solve all our problems is through the government. Does it sound familiar? Ever hear of Original Sin? In the christian context, salvation can only happen through a belief in Jesus Christ. With progressives the religion is the government, the savior now is BHO, and the Original Sin is man’s conflict between puerile attachment and self-reliance. What we are seeing here is the attempt to create another religion that will control people’s lives. Look at Islam and Sharia Law (throw in Dhimmi, Jizya and Pahlavi), or the Catholic church some centuries ago (and in some places not some centuries ago). They rule(d) people’s lives and made decisions about people’s everyday lives. So progressivism and socialism are just another belief system where an oligarchical power structure benefits at the expense of the rest of us. So where am I going with this? Why do we need this? Where should we go? That is in Part II which will follow. As usual:
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Obama’s Yentas

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Obama’s yenta’s gather to discuss what’s next. If these upper west-side haute couture elitists are his idea of brownshirts in waiting, all I have to say is huh? I can’t believe we lost to these idiots. Props to Robert Stacy McCain for the video link. 

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Written by James Lagnese

November 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm