Archive for July 4, 2009

Happy 4th all

Posted: July 4, 2009 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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Off to out of town fireworks, our city’s were yesterday.

I can’t believe that there is so much posting today all over.

Palin using the LBJ strategy?

Posted: July 4, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Back in the late 30’s early 40 a young congressman named Lyndon Johnson used Texas oil money to get elected decided to expand it’s use to the entire democratic congressional campaign.

In bits and pieces he produced the funds that saved and/or elected many a democrat congressman. These people remembered who they owed their election to.

Over the next 15 months there are going to be many congressional candidates all over the country who will be looking for exposure and funds. Imagine if these candidates held A fund-raising dinner featuring the most famous former vice presidential candidate there has ever been. Picture the local/national media coverage, the large crowds and the money raised.

Let’s say that scenario is repeated in 100-150 districts all over the country coupled with short interviews with local media, unfiltered by the national press. Picture building an organizational base in each district from the crowds. Imagine the DNC having to spend money to play defense in all of those districts. Finally picture congressmen and woman from different states and their political allies farther down the ticket in your political debt by the start of 2011.

If Sarah Palin is picturing that then our democratic friends will have a lot of worrying to do.

The Pope right on the money

Posted: July 4, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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I gave a snipit of this in my last Sarah Palin post but this is a perfect message to liberal Catholics who think themselves special:

Benedict XVI continued: “Speaking against the Magisterium of the Church is presented as courageous. In reality, however, it does not take courage for this, since you can always be sure of audience applause.”

“Rather it takes courage to adhere to the faith of the Church, even if it contradicts the ‘scheme’ of the contemporary world,” said the Pope. “It is this non-conformism of the faith that Paul calls an ‘adult faith.'”

The Holy Father gave two examples of an ‘adult faith’. First, “to commit to the inviolability of human life from the very beginning, thus radically opposing the principle of violence, in defense of the most defenseless humans.” And second, “to recognize marriage between a man and a woman for life as a law of the Creator, restored again by Christ.”

For Paul, said Benedict XVI, “following the prevailing winds and currents of the day is childish.”

You want to be a real rebel? Follow Christ. (via American Papist)

…and it’s fun watching their heads explode, from the Huff post having to pull an article to the daily beast et/al.

Kausfiles is great, but as the oldest of the bloggers he would be woudn’t he?

The most fun part will be the networks forcing major media people who take this weekend off to come to work and have to cover the person they most love to hate. The Anchoress put it well yesterday:

Watching CNN & MSNBC: One gets the impression they really are dying of curiosity and desperately want to shout out, “WTF is going on here? WHO ARE WE GOING TO HATE NOW? How dare she take herself out of our sites?” 4:33PM

It also means a lot of husbands and wives of bloggers are going to be upset that their mates will be on the PC instead of on the grill, then again we bloggers might have been doing that anyway.

It will be speculation, speculation and more speculation.

I think this is going to force the media to cover every moves she makes for years, She is playing Eddie Kagle to the media’s Smiley Williams from Angel on my shoulder.

The democratic party will be going nuts too, what is her plan, what is her angle? What is the plot? It’s going to drive them all crazy and it will do the same for Mitt “Elect me because I have good posture” Romney too.

Those who say she is this and that can take a lesson from this line spoken on another subject by the Pope yesterday. I’d say it was written for Sarah Palin:

For Paul, said Benedict XVI, “following the prevailing winds and currents of the day is childish.”

Not following the prevailing winds of the day; that’s Palin all over.

Update: “Krytened” explained here.

Update 2: Via Hotair and the Radio Equalizer Rush agrees with the “it’s all speculation” business:

My own speculation is here.