Archive for October 16, 2009

She’s not just on facebook, Palin says Drill…

Posted: October 16, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…at NRO:

We rely on petroleum for much more than just powering our vehicles: It is essential in everything from jet fuel to petrochemicals, plastics to fertilizers, pesticides to pharmaceuticals. Ac­cord­ing to the Energy Information Ad­min­is­tra­tion, our total domestic petroleum consumption last year was 19.5 million barrels per day (bpd). Motor gasoline and diesel fuel accounted for less than 13 million bpd of that. Meanwhile, we produced only 4.95 million bpd of domestic crude. In other words, even if we ran all our vehicles on something else (which won’t happen anytime soon), we would still have to depend on imported oil. And we’ll continue that dependence until we develop our own oil resources to their fullest extent.

To pretend we can do without oil is to marry a fantasy. With the weak dollar the need to use our own resources is even more urgent. Not to mention the jobs it produces during a time of very high unemployment. She concludes thusly:

Alternative sources of energy are part of the answer, but only part. There’s no getting around the fact that we still need to “drill, baby, drill!” And if those in D.C. say otherwise, we need to tell them: “Yes, we can!”

Like the daily beast says, she’s not going anywhere.

A: There is something important about it?

Look as an old married man heading toward 50 I have plenty of admiration for particular parts of the female anatomy and Miss McCain is an attractive young woman but she simply has the misfortune to have been born in the age of digital camera and twitter so the small jokes and fun pictures that get shared are going to be well, everywhere.

Yeah I know she should know it would get out there but who cares? She was having fun, I’m still young enough to remember fun, I liked it. Fun was and is good. It’s a dumb fun picture, no drugs, no sex tape, no drunkenness. Lets all get a life here.

Yeah her politics are a bit off and the direction she thinks the republican party should go is off so what? We’ll address that topic when it is relevant it’s not here, cripes you’d think she was in a girls gone wild video.

Are guys going to look at the shot? YES! Are they going to “admire it” YES! Should she have realized this? Well DUH! Does that make her a slut? Nope!

Now if decide you are going to have a privileged attitude be prepared to be hit for it. That is Kosher and Robert Stacy has fun with it.

Whatever. Meghan McCain not a victim. She the heiress to a fortune and the daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator. She is also spoiled rotten and arrogant, lecturing the world at Tina Brown’s Daily Beast without any more qualification than her family name and an Ivy League diploma.

For someone like that to play the victim card — “Boo hoo hoo! people said mean things about me!” — is absurd, and reminds me of what I wrote at the Green Room today:

Nothing is quite so annoying as fake victimhood: Overprivileged people trying to elicit sympathy in the Oprah Age by claiming they are victimized by something that doesn’t actually harm them at all.

“Sticks and stones,” OK? Grow up.

In fact his is having a LOT of fun with it.

He will doubtless send her thank you notes for the hits he will get from the: Megan McCain boobs, Megan McCain tits, Megan McCain breasts, Megan McCain pics et/al google bombs that will produce a ton of hits for him. Will it match the Mika Brzenzinski bikini pics hits? Perish the thought!

I’m reminded of the line from Happy Days:

Fonz: I have one thing to say to you shortcake, If you put out an advertisement someone is going to answer that ad

Hey she’s a nice looking young girl who has a lot to learn about life, hopefully sooner or later she’s find the right guy and will settle down. If my sons were older I’d recommended them, but until then I have some bits of advice for her:

#1. Hey enjoy life, have fun. I remember fun, fun is good. Enjoy your youth responsibly.

#2 Remember count your blessings, particularly when you have a ton of them, instead of complaining about stuff and people. That makes you seem petty.

#3 If you are going to engage in the market of ideas you have to be prepared to defend them and take the hits. That’s part of the job description. If you can’t do so then find something else you want to do.

and finally

#4 My father always told me this and I’ll repeat it to you:

“Profanity is the attempt of a weak and feeble mind to express itself forcibly”

That should do it.

Profanity for the sake of profanity isn’t cool, particularly from a young lady. (Yes that opinion dates me, I don’t care).

Allahpundit’s opinion not withstanding we need Rush to play Conan instead of Captain America. John Hawkins is mostly right:

Conservatives are too forgiving. If you listened to the left you’d think that conservatives were violent, easily inflamed mobs of fiendish KKK/Nazi/Taliban hybrids. Meanwhile, no one seems to be the least bit scared of offending conservatives in any way, shape, or form.

The mainstream media treats conservatives like something they scraped off the bottom of their shoe. Hollywood stars who desperately need conservatives to watch their movies openly mock conservative values and Keith Olbermann can co-host Football Night In America, while Rush Limbaugh is being told he can’t even invest in the NFL. It’s doesn’t matter what people say about conservatives, the way we get treated tells you that we’re not commanding any respect.

So here’s a thought: Maybe conservatives should actually start raising a lot more hell about issues like this one. When Hollywood, the NFL, and the mainstream media conclude that conservatives aren’t suckers who will still hand them money even as they’re insulted, maybe the insults will stop.

Let me conclude by saying that Rush Limbaugh can take the heat. At the end of the day all this means is that he’s going to be able to spend huge sums of money on something other than a NFL team. Moreover, there’s nothing unusual about corporations steering clear of political controversy. That’s something that everyone in this profession just has to accept.

Yet and still, it’s the double standard here that grates. No matter what the situation may be, it always seems like there is one set of rules for conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and a much more lenient, convenient set of rules for liberals.

If conservatives do nothing else in the next few years — well, besides taking back Congress and defeating Barack Obama — we should insist on an end to that double standard.emphasis mine

oh we have to INSIST? oh that will put the fear of God in them.

Earth to conservatism as long as the cost of doing this stuff is only small apologies and off air twitters they will keep doing it.

As Glenn Reynolds has often said when you reward behavior you get more of it. Until there is a tangible cost to this stuff it will continue to happen. You don’t even have to always win, you just have to make them pay a cost they are unwilling to pay.

You know I’ve been hitting the sack early and I think the anti biotics are finally getting me over the hump so I’ve been missing some stuff.

So I didn’t catch this gem that Robert Stacy did:

Wow! Mao! Let a thousand YouTubes bloom

You know I’m going to have to start watching Beck regularly because of stuff like this:

If you told me that this was possible that someone would be saying this publicly and then hired by the White House as someone to speak for them. I wouldn’t have believed you.

The Swamp comments:

In Glenn Beck’s pursuit of every member of the Obama administration who ever hung a Che Guevera poster on his college dorm wall, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn has become a new target for…. Well, for criticizing FOX News.

I confess I never served in the army but as a general rule you don’t want people who lionize mass murders as your front person when attacking, then again I wouldn’t refuse to meet the Dali Lama either…

“It is only a minor compromise,” Mr. Havel said of the nonreception of the Tibetan leader. “But exactly with these minor compromises start the big and dangerous ones, the real problems.

But enough of the White House production of “Hell no Dali” lets get back to the topic at hand…

She now says it is a Joke to Jake Tapper maybe it’s just me but I don’t think she was speaking at a comedy club.

Hotair spotlights it and from it I take a telling quote:

Long a shunner of the spotlight…

…yeah I was a fan of someone who murdered 60 million people I might shun the spotlight too.

The Bottom line is this, if you are going to have an administration from this far left this are the people you are going to have, and to these guys this is NORMAL.

We always get the government we deserve and elections have consequences.

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