Leany on Life -- November 2012

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What do you say?
Everyone knows what a bigmouth I am; you put a quarter in this jukebox and it won't stop playing. So I think everyone is waiting to hear my take on the election.

What is there to say?

I really thought Romney would win. For a moment there America really knew what Hope felt like. I honestly could not see how America could be so incredibly stupid or Axelrod so incredibly adept at cheating that the worst President in the history of America (not just "In recent memory" or "in our lifetime") could get re-elected. I really did not expect what happened.

You've heard lots and lots (and lots) of commentary on the aftermath of this, some of it very insightful. Here are a couple of things you've probably already read:

Jonah Goldberg—Against Despair

Ann Coulter—Don't Blame Romney

But some of the most insightful stuff—meaning the most analytical stuff—is just plain crap. It's good to listen to and think about and examine, and the people that are saying it are worlds smarter and more experienced that I am. But they are ignoring the fact that the rules have changed.

When you have someone as unhinged as Chris Matthews, and all the rest like him, who still have their jobs . . . the rules have changed, people.

I think Rush gets the credit for saying "It's pretty hard to beat Santa Claus in a nation of children."

Here's my small contribution to the discourse:

Of course you remember when I told you years ago about my daughter who wanted to play in the attic but I told her the insulation would make her sick. I let her come up there with me once to do some wiring and after we climbed out she said "Look! We're not sick!"

The damage that Carter did to this country wasn't fully visible until 9/11/2001. We are now seeing the damage that Clinton did and it will be years before we (those of us intelligent enough to read this blog—lots of the morons out there never will) see the true extent of the damage that having such a radical poser in the White House has done.

I'll never shake the image of the cheering crowds in Chicago, some of them climbing trees to have their exultation visible for the cameras. I was thinking "You morons have no clue that you are cheering the arrival of your executioner." It was as bizarre as if I were watching the Polish cheering the invading tanks rolling into their country.

It also had shades of watching wastes of skin in the Middle East cheer on September 11, 2001.

Seriously? " . . . the arrival of your executioner?" That sounds pretty radical.

It certainly does, if you think that he's not an executioner if he doesn’t remove your head in one fell swoop. It's like the insulation in your lungs from your attic. You think you're fine because you look around and, as The Amateur said after the health care atrocity passed

“So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling, some cracks opening up in the earth . . . Turned out it was a nice day. Birds were chirping, folks were strolling down the Mall . . . ”
You will die slowly of poison that tastes like candy, and you will be begging for more as you expire.

You've heard me say it before: Consequences are delayed so that only the intelligent get to benefit from the idea of action/consequence.

So, yeah, don't despair. We're going to survive. But don't be so stupid to think that just 'cause you didn't drop dead you should keep smoking that cigarette.

Meanwhile, over in an Alternate Universe

Continued below
(Best viewed with a mind not clouded by the Kool-Aid)

Today's Second Amendment Message

What to do until the Blog arrives

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. I would suggest going down this list every day and printing off the most recent articles you haven't read to read over lunch.

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 Goldberg 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 TownHall.com, NewsMax.com, The Drudge Report, FreeRepublic.com, World Net Daily, (which Medved calls World Nut Daily), News Busters, National Review Online, or The American Thinker.

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.)
Another Cagle Index
Townhall Political Cartoons
In case you want cartoons that are well-drawn and don't make your jugular burst.

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.

The Litter-ature novel is here. I update it regularly--every time Maite Schwartz tackles me and sticks her tongue in my ear.

Handy Resources New!

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Jordan's Eagle Project.

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Amazing Grace on the Sax

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What the hell kind of country is this where I can only hate a man if he's white?
        Hank Hill

On This Day in History

Oh, wait . . . that's from an alternate universe

And the blah-blah-blog continues . . .

Renewing the contract


Inheriting a real mess from his predecessor

Anyone Remember Watergate?
You remember, of course, the election of 1972, when there had been some news stories about some break-in in an office in the Watergate Hotel. Nixon won handily, then all hell broke loose.

Obviously this case is completely different. In 1972 the Press made it their mission to take down a President. This time it's their mission to protect their vested interest—they've made such fools of themselves fawning over this lying poser that they will continue to try to make him look like the Messiah, paradoxically, no matter how bad it makes them look.

Read this article called Lying from Behind on Libya.

I called the election wrong, let me try my hand again. You are going to find out some astonishingly appalling things about just how evil and incompetent Obama was in his handling of the Benghazi situation and the cover-up of it. But absolutely nothing will come of it. Nothing. It will not damage Obama in the least.

That's my prediction.

Your 15 minutes are up

I guess this one makes no sense now . . .

Romney at Bat
By Earnest Leany Thayer
It looked extremely rocky for the Rightville nine that day:
The score stood four to six with but an inning left to play;
And so, when Perry died at first, and Bachmann did the same,
A pallor wreathed the features of the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go, leaving there the rest
With the hope that springs eternal within the human breast;
For they thought if only Romney could get a whack, at that
They’d put up even money, with Romney at the bat.

But Rick preceded Romney, and likewise so did Newt,
And the former was question mark, the latter but a kook.
So on that stricken multitude a death-like silence sat,
For there seemed but little chance of Romney's getting to the bat.

But Newt let drive a single to the wonderment of all,
And the much-despised Santorum tore the cover off the ball.
And when the dust had settled, and they saw what had occurred,
There was Ricky safe on second with Newt a-hugging third!

Then from the gladdened multitude went up a joyous yell,
That bounded from the mountain-top, and echoed in the dell,
It struck upon the hillside, and rebounded on the flat;
For Romney, mighty Romney, was advancing to the bat.

There was ease in Romney's manner as he stepped into his place,
There was pride in Romney's bearing, and a smile on Romney's face;
And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt ’twas Romney at the bat.

Ten million eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt,
Five million tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt;
Then, while the lying poser ground the ball into his hip,
Defiance gleamed in Romney's eye; a sneer curled Romney's lip.

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
And Romney stood a-watching it in haughty grandeur there;
Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped:
“That ain’t my style,” said Romney. “Strike one,” Ms. Crowley said.

From the bleachers, black with people, arose a sullen roar,
Like the pounding of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore;
“Kill her! Kill the umpire!” shouted someone in the stand.
And it’s likely they’d have done it had not Romney raised his hand.

With a smile of Christian charity great Romney's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult; he bade the game go on;
He signaled to the poser, and again the spheroid flew,
But Romney still ignored it; and Bob Schieffer said , “Strike two.”

“Fraud!” cried the maddened thousands, and the echo answered, “Fraud!”
But one scornful look from Romney, and the audience was awed;
They saw his face grow stern and cold, they saw his muscles strain,
And they knew that Romney wouldn’t let that ball go by again.

The sneer is gone from Romney's lip, his teeth are clenched with hate;
He pounds with cruel violence his bat upon the plate;
And now the poser holds the ball, and now he lets it go,
And now the air is shattered by the force of Romney's blow.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
Bands are playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
Somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Rightville—Mitt Romney has struck out.

And why wouldn't I believe you?
Last night Obama said "And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties.”

Oh, yeah? In the words of George Bush "Fool me once, shame on . . . shame on . . . you. You fool me . . . you can't get fooled again."

And I approve this message
Romney's number one ad campaign man is a guy named Barack Hussein Obama.

The best Romney ad would start with a clip of Obama saying "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things." Then it would show clips of Obama talking about Big Bird and demonizing Romney

In the aftermath of Benghazi, Obama went to a fund-raiser in Vegas, went on The View and Letterman, hung out with Beyonce, and refused to meet with world leaders—including Netanyahu—and his own National Security team. The ad would depict that, then show Obama saying, as he did about Romney's actions during the Benghazi coverup "And that’s not how a commander in chief operates."

Then you'd show multiple clips of The Amateur spouting variations of his "You don't keep trying things that haven't worked; you don't go back to failed policies of the past."

Then you'd finish up with Obama saying "One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. I've got four years . . . If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."

Then Mitt Romney comes on and says "I am Mitt Romney and I approve this message."

It's classic liberal tactic, projecting their evil on everyone else. Remember when they had the audacity to say that getting our ambassador murdered then covering it up was only an issue because Romney was making it one?

That's because that's exactly what happened with the Valerie Plame story. There was nothing there, but the media were camped out on the lawn of every Republican office holder for months.

During the coverup of this scandal, that makes Watergate look like an overdue library book . . . crickets.

Here's another great example of the pot calling the kettle . . . uh . . . a Chris Matthews. Obama calls Romney a BSer? Now that's funny!

One of my favorites was when Barack Obama--community organizer, Barack Obama--said that Romney's background didn't equip him to handle the job of President. Just . . . wow.

Then there's always the democrats projecting their war on women onto Republicans.

Nothing is more certain. If a democrat is accusing you of something, he is guilty.

Small Man in a Big Job
I like this article about how in the world we got such a mediocre man in the Oval Office.

A sample:

Barack Obama is a small little man trying and failing to do a very big job. He has been one of the worst, if not the worst President in American history. Based solely on his performance, Barack Obama should be losing this election in a 50 state landslide. Yet, here we are going into the final week before the election and Mitt Romney is barely ahead in a nip and tuck race.

And finally
Read this article about how Benghazi is a symbol of Obama's leadership.

Tomorrow will be too late
Gotta' post these 'toons now. They'll mean nothing after the election.

That last one came from this page.

In the Really, Really Late Department
What the debates taught us, by Victor Davis Hanson.

See you after the election!

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