Leany on Life -- February 2010

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Mental Defectives
You know that whenever you hear Obama say "Nobody disputes this," he's about to tell a whopper.

He's at it again. Again, he's claiming that the only way to solve our economic woes is to institute socialized medicine in this country.

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The John Galt Society

It can be discouraging to look around at who's running the show these days and wonder "Where have all the grown-ups gone?"

Take heart. There are still some people who are not drinking the Kool-aid. Here's where to find them.

Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is a feisty conservative bastion. You loved her book "Unhinged" and you can read her columns here.
Ann Coulter

Ann posts her new column every Thursday, or you can browse her past columns.
George Will
What can you say? It's George Will. Read it.
Charles Krauthammer posts every Friday. Just a good, smart conservative columnist.
If you want someone who gets it just as right, but is easier to read, try Thomas Sowell, who just posts at random times.
Jonah Goldbert seldom disappoints.
David Limbaugh carries on the family tradition.

Jewish World Review has all these guys plus lots more good stuff.

Or you can go to radio show sites like
 Laura Ingraham's or Glenn Beck's or Rush Limbaugh's..

If you'd like you can study The Constitution while you wait.

Then there's always World Net Daily, NewsMax.com, The Drudge Report, FreeRepublic.com, News Busters, or National Review Online.

For the Lighter Appetite

If you have to read the news, I recommend The Nose on Your Face, news so fake you'd swear it came from the Mainstream Media. HT to Sid for the link.
Or there's always The Onion. (For the benefit of you Obama Supporters, it's a spoof.)

Dave Barry's Column
Daryl Cagle's Index of Political Cartoons
About half of these cartoonists are liberal (Latin for wrong) but the art is usually good. (Fantastic, if you're used to the quality of art on this site.)

Or just follow the links above and to the right of this section (you can't have read all my archived articles already). If you have read all my articles (you need to get out more) go to my I'm Not Falling For It section.

Above all, try to stay calm. Eventually I may post something again.

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Mental Defectives

You know that whenever you hear Obama say "Nobody disputes this," he's about to tell a whopper.

He's at it again. Again, he's claiming that the only way to solve our economic woes is to institute socialized medicine in this country.

"Nobody disputes this. Medicare and Medicaid are the single biggest drivers of the federal deficit and the federal debt. By a huge margin." If we don't do something soon to rein in health care costs, Obama said, Medicare and Medicaid "will consume all of the federal budget."

These guys examine the statement and explain how stupid it is for Politifact, or whoever it is, to say that it's "mostly true." But you don't need any kind of analysis. You just need a brain.

Let me get this straight. Medicare and Medicaid have ruined the federal budget. So to fix it we have to extend that same thing to all health care?

People kept track of every time Bush said "uh" in a speech. But you tell me, which is more stupid: stumbling over a word now and again or trying to fix a broken tooth by smashing all the teeth in your head? Forget electing a black man—the bigger milestone is that we've elected a mentally retarded man as the leader of the nation.

Before you run post on your little liberal blogs about how horrible conservatives are, allow me to extend my apologies to the mentally handicapped community for grouping them with Obama. (Find me a better word than "retarded," and I'll use it.)

editor's note

I take full responsibility for that statement. Obama is a retard. But I wish I could say I thought of it all myself. I have to give credit to the person who probably planted the seed in my head. It's none other than the lovely and talented Miss Ann Coulter, who said "But as long as the nation is obsessed with historic milestones, is no one going to remark on what a great country it is where a mentally retarded woman can become speaker of the house?"

editor's note part deux

But here's the really disturbing part: someone is going to be freaking out more about the fact that I called Obama a retard than the fact that we have a complete idiot making policy for the country.

The Cone of Stupidity
This is what Obama's deceptions remind me of. Remember in Get Smart (the movie) when Max grabs the cone of silence device, steps away from the group, and starts hollering about it being the greatest day in his life? When he turns back to the group the scientist says "Uh, Max? You didn't push the button hard enough."

So everyone heard my little outburst?

"I'm afraid so."

Obama grabs the microphone. "Medicare and Medicaid are a disaster! The only way to fix the system is to model the entire health care system after those failed programs!

Uh, Mr. President, sir, the cone of stupidity is down for maintenance today.

"So, everyone saw through that malarkey?"

I'm afraid so.

Rushed Transcript
I know you count on me to provide you with the most up-to-date news and analysis of political events that affect your life. I'm sorry this is late; I've been busy and I've had to rush to complete and post this transcript of the health care summit/political sham that Obama set up to showboat and trap the Republicans. Since this is a rushed transcript, some of the words may not be exactly the ones that were used. But the transcript is an accurate depiction of what took place.
Obama: I've got you all here together to hear your ideas. I want this to be a bipartisan effort. I, I, I, me, me. Also me and mine. And let's not forget me. As I always say, I, I, I, me, me, me, I. I will now deign to listen to your ideas.
John McCain: Mr. President, I think . . .
Obama: Shut up.
John McCain: What? I was going to say . . .
Obama: Shut up, John. We are not campaigning any more. The election's over. You are not the president. I am the president. The campaign is over. The people don't want to hear what you have to say.
John McCain: If you'd just let me finish, Mr. President.
Obama. Shut up. STFU. Anybody else?


This video picks up after Obama tells McCain to shut up and McCain says "If you'd just let me finish, Mr. President. It is a perfect example of the liberal always accusing everyone of what he is doing. Obama is the absolute undisputed heavyweight champ of campaigning after you won the election. No one else even comes close.

What a miserable prick Obama is.

Why I hate democrats
Harry Reid (Dickwad-NV) has threatened to cram through socialized medicine with 51 votes. Those familiar with the incomprehensible rules of the senate know that's reconciliation or "the nuclear option" that democrats were so up-in-arms about a few years ago when they were blocking legitimate judicial appointments.

Here's the link to the excellent video compilation of the democrats denouncing the very thing they're guilty of. (I don't know how to embed video from Breitbart's site.)

As usual, we can count on Joe Biden for one of the most memorable quotes. He said that Republicans were in control then, but they wouldn't always be. Then he said. "I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don't make the kind of naked power grab you are doing."

I don't know everything there is to know about technology. But I do understand that when you say something into a recorder or video camera, we have the technology to play that back. This is an understanding the democrats lack.

I cannot figure out how the democrats don't understand that. Maybe I could get House MD in on this diagnosis.

"They have to be aware that they are being recorded . . . answers? Go. C'mon people, throw out ideas. Let's hear the possibilities."

Maybe they don’t know they're being recorded. Maybe the devices are hidden or maybe they really are too stupid to understand that we have that technology.

"Stupid idea. Of course they know. They intentionally position themselves to be recorded. Next."

Maybe they think that the tapes fade over time and can't be used after 90 days or something.

"Is that the best you can come up with? Come on, people! We have a nation that's dying here. We don't have time for ridiculous ideas. What's next?"

What if . . . oh, I don't know, never mind . . .

"C'mon, c'mon, don't be afraid to come up with suggestions just because I'm going to ridicule you in front of your peers."

Maybe it doesn’t matter. I mean, what if it's not the people being recorded who are stupid, but the people that are watching the recordings?

"Go on."

I'm just saying, could it be that the people who vote for democrats are so vested in the lie that no matter what democrats say it won't affect their support?

"So you're saying that these voters somehow don't care how stupid or dishonest the people they vote for are?"

Sorry. Like I said, it was a dumb idea.

"No, I like it. Start the patient on a Kool-Aid antidote right away."

This is a must see video—not because it's going to change your mind (college coed effect—it's either unnecessary or inadequate). It will strengthen your resolve that you're right no matter which side you're on.

It is a litmus video. If you can watch this and still support a democrat, you have Kool-aid poisoning. Seek help immediately.

Our Lady of the Screeching Rant
Particularly telling were Hillary's comments. You understand the purpose of the senate. It's not intended to be a representative body like the house. But the way she despises the idea of majority rule just came through loud and clear.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is nothing democratic about the democrat party.

Hillary, as you'll recall, is the one famously recorded saying "We have a right to disagree . . . with ANY administration!" It was intolerable when people disagreed with her worthless husband, and it's not permitted now to disagree with her worthless boss.

Despiccable human beings. Just reprehensible.

Quote of the Day
All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and your success is assured.

Kinda' ties in with the last post about Obama's arrogance.

Quote of Tomorrow
Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence.

You know how we're always trying to find something clever to call the Marxist-in-chief. Ann Coulter uses B. Hussein Obama, I heard one talk show host give him a gangsta name of PeeBo (president Barack Obama). But I've never seen one that really could grow legs.

Jonah Golderberg calls him BHO. The search continues, but to those of you who work with computers, it makes perfect sense. When you see "BHO" in your HiJackThis log, you scream.

A BHO is a 'browser help object' that is essentially a virus. Some are useful ones that you choose to install. But for the most part a BHO is something you don't want and didn't ask for that takes over your computer. The title "help" notwithstanding, it demands your attention with pop-ups, shuts down production, makes your system unusable, and annoys you to no end.


Who's dumb?
One day a liberal friend and I were headed out to lunch. Somehow or another I mentioned Sarah Palin and he got PMS. "Sarah Palin? She's so dumb . . . she's just . . ."

I said "Hold on, careful now. Before you say anything else remember, you're talking about the woman I love."

He laughed and the situation was defused. He didn’t say any more, but the question is out there. Sarah Palin is dumb, compared to whom?

Certainly not compared to John Kerry or Joe Biden. Katie Couric? Give me a break. Hillary Clinton? The woman who didn't know Bill Clinton was cheating on her?

How about Barack Obama? If you think he's intellectually gifted, you just haven't been paying attention.

You don’t have to go back to his 57 states or incoherent rambling about breathalyzers. Just recently he was reading from his TelePrompTer about a Navy "corpse" man who was helping out in Haiti. Okay, everybody misses a note reading the music now and then. But he did it twice. He didn't just slip up in the heat of battle. The man can't read.

I love this story because it's so petty. Those of us who understand what an idiot the man is find it hilarious. The Kool-Aid drinkers will be infuriated because it's such a inconsequential little thing. It will renew their conviction that he is the Messiah, because he's being attacked for such pavadas. I'm always anxious to help someone seal their own condemnation.

If . . . Then
You know the way this works. It's the direction of the logic. If all great people are attacked, that doesn't mean that all people who are attacked are great people.

'Joe' sent me an e-mail saying that "Pres. Monson is a people person, which means he’s a Democrat, at least at heart."

I responded "Is Harry Reid a people person?" You, being an enlightened Leany on Life reader, can see the subtle logical shift. His assertion was deductive, but since he's a democrat I figured he wouldn't catch the shift to induction.

Then, acting on the premise that if a little is good a lot is better, I sent him another e-mail.

People persons: James Carville, Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Maureen Down, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Michael Moore-on, Howard Dean, Barney Franks, Chris Dodd, Chuck Shumer, Al Gore . . .

Just like shooting fish in a barrel. Doesn't seem sporting, really . . .

Global Warming update
I know, I know. The fact that it's colder now than it's ever been is not proof against global warming.

The kids and I are talking about cognitive biases this week. Global Warming came up in the discussion. In fact, the list of cognitive biases reads like the democrat party platform.

The earth is warming.
The temperatures are colder than ever.
Ergo: we have to find out where all the heat (that we somehow know is there) is going."
These are old notes from 1/11/10. Tallahassee Florida temperature: 14°; Normal temperature for this time of year: 68°.

Of course enlightened scientists will tell you that colder temperatures doesn't mean no global warming. That's an oversimplification like "Getting hit with a baseball bat hurts" or "Drowning is caused by water." It takes an intellectual to understand the subtleties.

But the point of this post is the tricky logic the demorats use to tell a lie using a truth.

Is it not true that people die from high temperatures in the summertime? Isn't it!? Haven't you heard of elderly people dying when their air conditioners go out? That's true isn't it!? Answer me!

Well, yeah, that is an "indisputable fact," but . . .

Well, there you go.

But I guaran-damn-tee you that more people die from the cold, both freezing to death and in winter storm-related accidents, than from the heat. Many times more. The devil will tell a thousand truths to get you to believe one lie.

It's the same flawed logic they use to justify Jimmy Carter's lack of spine. Only 19 (or whatever the number is) members of the armed services died during his term. Yeah? But how many thousands of civilians have died because of his weinieness? Sure, it's a horrible tragedy when soldiers die in the defense of freedom. But it's a worse tragedy when thousands die because bad guys aren't confronted.

You get the point. Shift the average temperature up 1/2° and more people will die from heat-related causes. True, but many times more people will be saved from dying from cold-related causes. So if you're trying to save the lives of the people who die from the heat you are a monster, because you've killed all those other people.

So if global warming weren't a hoax, I'd be all for it. Bring it on. I'm sick of slogging through the snow to do chores.

Competition and other enemies of the democrats
Jonah Goldberg points out in this article that people who want to improve welcome competition.
Partisan attacks are the democratic equivalent of a market signal to those in power. Most businessmen hate competition, but the most successful businesses learn from what the market tells them. Competitors expose vulnerabilities in your product line and deficiencies in your sales pitch . . . In a democracy, the hope is that serious arguments will win out over frivolous ones. The only way for that to happen is to have the arguments.

Secure enough to . . .
Just cleaning up old notes here. This ties into "The woman doth protest too much, methinks" idea.

Who barks more, the little dog or the big dog that has nothing to prove? Little dogs have a Napoleon complex. They know you can kick them to Jupiter, so they have to bark to prove how tough they are.

It's kinda' like the tough guy who's not afraid to wear a pink tie. You might laugh at him, but not to his face.

So who is the racist? Me, or the racist Janeane Garofalo who casts a vote simply to prove she's not a racist. Take your time . . .

Filling in the details
I know, I know. I'm getting tired of the race thing, too. I hate it. It bores me, it pains me, racial issues are divisive and ugly. Beyond that they are non-productive. But as long as morons on the left keep calling us racists I'll keep the wound open. They aren't smart enough to realize how easy I am to control. The best way to keep me talking is to tell me to shut up. They will never clue in.

(Incidentally, you do realize that Obama has screwed it up for any black man who might want to run for president in our lifetime. If the voters were stupid enough to vote for a man just because he's black they certainly are too stupid to differentiate from a good politician who happens to be black and a bad politician who happened to be black.)

Okay, if you made it through those boring paragraphs, here's the point of this particular pointless post. I couldn't remember what Thirteen (that's the name of that hot doctor on House MD) said about the drunk guy who threatened the psychopathic patient.

You can read the whole episode here.

(After the whacked out drunk co-worker accused the patient of drugging him and then said they had had an affair.)

Thirteen: Why are we assuming he's lying and she's telling the truth?

Foreman: Because she's a successful, happily married consultant, and he's a crazy, drunk weirdo who we just tossed out of the hospital.

House: And she's hot.

Thirteen: Maybe she picked him because he's vulnerable . . .

Okay, so the wording wasn't as brilliant as I remembered it, but it certainly does get the message across. Pick a scenario that would mask the one you don't want revealed.
Why do people oppose Barack Obama? It has to be because he's black.

I don't know, doesn't that seem just a little bit too convenient?

Unclear on the concept of democracy
Obama recently told ABC's Diane Sawyer "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president."

Do I need to explain this? He's saying the same thing that the Axelrod character said in Swing Vote. "Do you know what it feels like to always be right and never get elected?" The idea behind democracy is that if you're acting contrary to "the voice of the people," you are not right (Mosiah 29:25-27).

Look, if you're a demorat you have to expect me to abuse you. How long are going to put up with Obama insulting you? He's saying "If you vote me out of office it's because you're too freaking stupid do understand the greatness of what I'm doing." Un-freaking-believable. Just when you think the man can sink no lower.

David Limbaugh talked about Obama's arrogance in thinking he's right and the people are wrong in this article called "Obama is 180 degrees out of phase with the American people."

He says that if he had spent more time explaining himself — not listening, but talking — to the American people instead of nobly grinding through the slog of public policy decisions, the people, thickheaded as they are, would "get it."

What if?
It occurred to me the other day . . . what if Obama is not delusional and really is the second-coming of the Messiah? I'd feel pretty silly then, wouldn't I?


Movie review
Electric mist.


The Line.


I guess having a stellar cast doesn't translate into having a good movie.

Movie Review
Avatar. Way cool. 3D is the only way to watch movies.

I especially loved the war machines. I probably still would have loved them just as much even if I weren't being spiteful about having environmentalism force fed to me.

The best article on this was by Jonah Goldberg, who says that if environmentalism is such a box office winner why did James Cameron waste so much money on amazing special effects?

It reminded me of a John Denver concert I went to where he did a song about how horrible war is. He had a video going in the background showing nuclear weapons going off. My date was practically in tears. I almost didn't notice 'cause I was so pumped at how amazing the military might of the United States is.

Maybe you think my date wasn't pissed . . .

Book Review
I just finished reading The Politician, by Andrew Young. Andrew Young is the John Edwards staffer who claimed to be the father of Edwards' illegitimate child in the dumbest of dumb cover-ups in the history of dumb cover-ups.

The book doesn't really have any surprises. It confirms what you knew about John Edwards the very first time you heard him speak. He is a phony, selfish, narcissistic, crooked liar and an idiot to boot. It is interesting what you learn about Elizabeth Edwards. Apparently, having cancer doesn't prevent you from being clinically insane.

But Andrew reveals something that he doesn't mean to. Andrew Young is Complete Freaking Idiot. I guess the abbreviation for that is "democrat."

I'm struggling to find a suitable metaphor for this. Maybe Michael Savage said it best. Liberalism is a mental disorder. "John Edwards made a calculated decision to use poverty, which he cares nothing about, to gain the presidency. He's a crook and a liar and a phony and has no scruples and ruined my life—but I stayed loyal to him because he's the best candidate for president America has ever had!"

Drinking the Kool-Aid sums it up. Those who are sober can see. The Kool-Aid drinkers are looking right at it and only seeing what their puppetmasters tell them they see. Young would be going along telling what a complete waste of skin Edwards is, then, out of nowhere, he'd start bashing Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. It's like the alcoholic who holds on as long as he can, then right in the middle of a polite conversation lunges for a drink.

Complete Freaking Moron.

Translation: Shut up
It was interesting, albeit extremely frustrating, to get a glimpse inside the insanity that is a democrat's mind. He talked about the debate between Cheney and Edwards, you remember, the one where Cheney made little Johnny start to cry. Young said that Edwards clearly won it, but the people and pundits had some kind of agenda they were pushing and said that Cheney may have come out slightly ahead.

He talked about how Elizabeth Edwards (did I mention that she's a complete whackjob?) called Hardball to ambush Ann Coulter for implying that her husband was a "faggot." Young figured that Elizabeth (the lunatic) put Coulter in her place.

That's not what I heard. I heard Ann Coulter kick the crap out of the wife of an empty suit running for President. Among other things Coulter pointed out the hypocrisy of charging $50,000 to give a speech about poverty.

But the point I want to make here is when Ann (she lets me call her Ann) said "I think we heard all we need to hear. The wife of a presidential candidate is asking me to stop speaking. No."

It's interesting how many different ways the demorats have figured out to say "you're not allowed to talk." Barack Obama said it last week. "We need to be civil in our dialog." Hey, what's wrong with that? Civility is good.

But this isn't the civility you learned about in your second grade vocabulary lesson. "Civility" to Barack Obama means blind submission, if not outright adoration, to him. He gets to decide whether what someone says is civil or not.

It reminds me of a narrative I read a few years ago about how religion came to be. This guy figured that the whole thing was invented by women to keep men in line. He described it something like this.

"I think I'm going to go boink Og's wife."
"Oh, sorry Honey, you can't boink another man's wife."
"What? Who said?"
"What? Well, uh . . . God did."
"Damn. Well, I guess I'll just have to kill Og first."
"Oooh, I've got some bad news for you on that one, too."
It's great when you get to make all the rules.

So the demorats start screaming "If you don't want socialized medicine you're cruel and ruthless. You're unpatriotic! You're . . . you're . . . you're . . . racist!"

You start to say "Oh, yeah? Well . . ."

Then you look over at Barack Obama. He's watching you with his arms folded across the chest, with one finger against his lips. He tilts his head slightly and wags his finger in a "nuh-uh" motion.

"Never mind."

Global Warming Update
Maybe you think that the unprecedented cold in Florida and the east coast undermines the global warming theories.

You need to read this alarming article that reports:

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot . . .

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone . . . Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.

Read it clear to the end. Clear down to part where it says that it was published in 1922

Quote of the Day
One hundred years from now, youngsters googling "Frank Leany Quotes" will find the following: "Laughter is a form of applause."

Remember how I was flapping my gums about getting feedback on what you say? You'll be sitting in a meeting with a complete dork. He's explaining something that everyone else in the room figured out 30 years ago and he's thinking "They all think I'm brilliant!" Everyone in the room is thinking "What a complete dork!" (Well, everyone but me. I'm thinking "What incredible inner strength that hot British chick on Supernatural has, to be able to pretend like she doesn't even know I exist . . . ")

People are generally able to hide what they're thinking. Very seldom will someone interrupt and say "Hold on. Race cars do so have rear brakes." They'll just let you think you educated them and then tell everyone else in the plant "Hey, guess what that imbecile Scott thinks. He thinks that race cars don't have rear brakes."

Laughter can be faked. But it's harder to fake than just a blank look. That's why I said that making someone laugh is so gratifying. You can delude yourself into interpreting a person's silence however you want. But laughter is immediate feedback. Laughter means "Congratulations on knowing that reference and making that connection. That was clever."

Laughter is a form of applause.

People Who Lie to You
I'd like to share with you a transcript of an incident that occurred at a scout camp at Maple Dell. We'll call one scout . . . oh, I don't know, we'll just call him John, you know, just to hang a handle on him.
Non-evil scout: Hey, are you through with the knife I loaned you?

John: I already gave it back to you.

Non-evil scout: No, you didn't.

John: Dude! Yes, I did.

Non-evil scout: No, you never.

John: Dude, you freaking liar! I gave it back, Dude. You're freaking lying, you freakin' liar!

John's dad: Give him back the knife.

John: (whining) Oooh-kay.

How stupid would you have to be to ever trust "John" again?

Answer: ask any democrat.

Captain Obama is now "changing his focus" to concentrate on the economy. Wait a minute! Is this the same Obama who told us that the only way to fix the economy was to implement socialized medicine? I'm quite sure he is.

Non-evil American: So, we gonna' fix this economy or what?

Obama: You bet! The only way to get the economy moving is to socialize health care.

Non-evil American: What? Socializing health care will hurt the economy.

Obama: Dude, you're freakin' lying, you freakin' liar!

Non-evil American: Explain to me how adding layers of bureaucracy is a good economic choice.

Obama: Dude, Medicaire is a broken. That's how socializing medicine will save the economy.

Non-evil American: So how is socializing medicine going to fix that?

Obama: We're going to model the new socialize medicine system after Medicaire. That's how we'll make it efficient.

Non-evil American: That makes no sense.

Obama: Nuh-uh, Dude! You're freakin' lying, you freakin' liar!

Massachusetts: Knock it off with the socialized medicine BS.

Obama: (whining) Oooh-kay.

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