Mitt Romney is definitely being disposed of under the traditional bus. Conservative sage Thomas Sowell joins with his ‘Nice Losers’ that begins –
Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment— nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.
A flavor of America fighting a real war can be gleaned from these quality PR photos that were assembled by a Russian blogger. For those whose ‘back there’ includes the 1940s, these pictures take you there.
Finished reading Cloud Atlas by Mitchell. Excellent book; now look forward to seeing the movie with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, and Halle Berry. Even though Mitchell misses the mark on the impact of smart machines on the future of Man, the novel with its unusual structure does have an interesting take on our dystopic future. I don’t read many novels, but this one held me. (My next book in the reading stack is Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind.)
Interesting breakdown of how the counties votes last week. Them socialists sure pack themselves into small areas, and have a definite and transformative plan for doing that to the rest of us. (BTW, I agree that the colors should be changed to reflect the leanings of the Right and Left. Whoever the imbecile, who first designated the currently used wrong assignment, was innocent of both history and ideology.)
Nobel laureate Paul Krugman concludes that “Gods, guns and gays didn't swing voters into supporting corporate interests; instead, human dignity for women swung votes the other way.” And that’s how it all came down in his Welcome to the Real "Real America". It was oh so simple when the true Americans had their say last week.
In becoming acceptable to the nation's Hispanics, does the Republican party really need to embrace open borders and amnesty? Isn’t that already the political posture of all the leftwingers under the Democrat umbrella? Where then will be the political choice for maintaining America as a sovereign nation-state?
Tracking the number of informal petitions to secede that are submitted to the WH website will be of interest. Over 30 states now have groups collecting and submitting such Great Divide (q.v.) signatures. Glenn Beck advises that the feds will keep the names of the signatories and get ugly on them later. We shall see.
Exit question: After 2008 and 2012 will the blacks ever admit that they are racist minority, even unto their own worst interests?
[14nov12 update] President Obama met with the leftwing activists and unions yesterday, and today seeks to give the impression of 'equal time' to the capitalists. He is doing this by meeting in the WH with the heads of big corporations as I write. These are outfits that cannot exist without heavy cooperation, or is it collusion, or is it corruption with government. Meanwhile, the middle and small businesses are going to be trampled by Obama's tax increases. American manufacturers are already 20% behind global competitors in their costs. On top of this they will now see their tax and regulatory burdens increase. Instead of creating the millions of jobs needed in America, they will be busy seeking new and innovative ways to shed cost in order to survive. Socialism marches on while the sheeple watch in awe.
[15nov12 update] As often mentioned here, the world is looking at the United States with various levels of disbelief in how we are managing to inflict evermore egregious wounds on our dumbing population, wealth creation capacity, and body politic. In the 10nov12 London Telegraph columnist Janet Daley wrote –
The United States has now acquired an electorally powerful liberal bourgeoisie who are convinced, as their European counterparts have been for several generations, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, that public spending is inherently virtuous, that poverty can be cured by penalising wealth creation, and that government intervention can engineer social "fairness." But just when some of Europe's political class has begun to appreciate the dangers of this philosophy—that taken to its logical conclusion, it leads to economic stagnation and social division—America seems to have decided that it is the quintessence of enlightened sophistication.
[17nov12 update] We saw 'Assassins', the Stephen Sondheim musical, at the Off Center Theater in Grass Valley last night with friends. It was a marvellous if somewhat disquieting performance, and unfortunately the production closes today. Jo Ann summarized it artfully in an email to friends which follows -
Thinking about the play - certain actors, all the main ones, were absolutely terrific. JWBooth was smooth and cunning, the women played off each other very effectively, the guy with the stomach ache, the bottle maker & Emma Goldman, and Oswald were played well. Guiteau and Santa Claus were exceptional portraits. The little boy was great in his role.
The topic, troubled/mentally ill people doing the awful, was hard let alone entertaining. Sondheim's music was also hard. But the talented cast rose to those challenges. I'm glad I saw it. Next, I want a jolly good comedy or sweet Christmas carols.
We all are fortunate to live in a community with so much talent and culture pouring out of every pore.