Reps. Baca and Wolf need warning labels on their forehead.

Apparently, there is a "growing body of evidence" that video games make us violent, and so we need warning labels to stop the madness. There is also a growing body of evidence that dumb Congressmen are bringing about the death of our nation through crippling debt. Given such findings, I propose that Reps. Joe Baca and Frank Wolf walk around with huge warning labels that have been licked and stamped to their forehead.

The United States is 16 trillion dollars in debt. What’s that mean? If you guessed, “we need someone to tackle video game warning labels,” you move to the head of the class. Yes, that’s right, our brilliant Representatives, Joe Baca (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA), are on the case, spending vast amounts of time and resources on those pesky Italian plumbers who make kids want to just jump on turtles and smash mushrooms with reckless abandon.

Under the one-page Violence in Video Games Labeling Act, packaging for all video games except those rated “EC” for Early Childhood would be required to prominently display a message reading “WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior.” The proposed label would be required even if the video game in question is not violent.

After Ryan Dunn of “Jackass” fame died in a car accident I wrote a piece of satire in which liberal politicians came out in favor of gigantic warning labels for cars. Every few weeks people get to this blog who actually want such things to exist, and so it comes as no surprise to me that morons of a similar mold have worked their way into the halls of Congress. My only regret about writing the Car Warning Label piece was that I gave Republicans too much credit. And so, I will skewer Rep. Wolf to make amends:

“Just as we warn smokers of the health consequences of tobacco, we should warn parents—and children—about the growing scientific evidence demonstrating a relationship between violent video games and violent behavior,” co-sponsor Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) said. “As a parent and grandparent, I think it is important people know everything they can about the extremely violent nature of some of these games.”

Dear Congressman Wolf,

Great idea with the video game label bill. However, there is a growing body of evidence that elected officials in Washington, D.C. are creating the conditions for societal collapse and violence through unsustainable debt and partisan gridlock. I think it is important people know everything they can about these extremely dangerous politicians, and so I propose that all members of Congress have a label plastered to their forehead that reads: “WARNING: Exposure to my dumb policies will harm you and your family.”

No one has considered this for quite some time, but perhaps the best way to curb video game violence might be…to be a good parent. You know, like the kind who examines the toys they buy for their kids, limits the time spent on videos to a reasonable sitting, and takes time out of their schedule to teach antiquated ideas like “right” and “wrong.”

An amazing thing happened to me when I was a kid: I played all sorts of violent video games, and for some weird reason I grew up to be a law abiding citizen who would only resort to violence in self defense. Weird.

But hey, keep up the good fight Reps. Baca and Wolf. We all know that in the grand scheme of things that Ganondorf is a bigger threat to the nation than, say, unconstitutional health care mandates, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons technology, debt, eminent domain cases, job-killing red tape and unemployment perpetually hovering in the double-digits.

Note to Congressman Wolf: If the dollar bites the dust, video games will be the last thing your grandchildren have to worry about.

Medal of Honor Controversy? Not if Taliban Watermelons Explode.

Ask yourself this question: Does the new Medal of Honor game allow you to lock and load your M249 SAW and put 5.56mm rounds in Taliban Watermelons (i.e., heads)? If the answer is "yes", then move along to the pernicious politicians and Hollywood actors who hinder success in Afghanistan.

The most interesting aspect of the upcoming Medal of Honor game, in which your friendly neighborhood jiahdist (or jihadi sympathizer) can now enter into virtual battles with Americans before launching real attacks, isn’t that XBOX competitions are going to get very interesting in the coming months—it’s that there will undoubtedly be someone watching it all behind the scenes. If liberals thought the big bad Bush administration was interested in using the Patriot Act to determine how many times you checked out Green Eggs and Ham for your kids, one would think that they would be concerned that the Feds are going to be interested in online gamers who spend inordinate amounts of time as a virtual terrorist. If I’m sitting at home eating chips and salsa and the guy on the other end of the game is in serious “Allah Akbar” screaming mode, I hope Homeland security has a bead on him…

I’ve already covered how the Obama administration thinks the XBOX is a “distraction” (unless it’s promoting his campaign efforts), but I’d like to know what this story qualifies as. I very rarely play games online (I soured on the idea years ago after a slew of random pre-teens cursed me out in cracking falsetto voices during a game of Halo). However, I’d consider taking part again if the guys on the other side where the kind who threaten to kill the creators and fans of South Park. Perhaps my online Medal of Honor supremacy and smack-talking skills could then instigate the kind of response that would result in Youtube gold…

I feel incredibly bad for this Gold Star mom, but at the same time I think she’s expending time and resources on a company that should be low on the priority list:

“This game is going to be released in October, so families who are burying their children are going to be seeing this and playing this game,” (Karen Meredith).

One of the most honorable men I ever met, Sgt. Hector Leija, was shot by a sniper in Iraq a few years ago. The New York Times posted video and graphic details of his death before his family was ever notified. Hollywood celebrities routinely use their bully pulpits to undermine U.S. foreign policy efforts. Guys like Harry Reid outright surrender when the going gets tough. To me, those are much more pernicious actions that Gold Star Mothers should be addressing. If Medal of Honor’s game play actually portrays the troops as the honorable men and women they are, as well as their mission, there really isn’t any need to complain about specific gameplay options. If millions of Americans are exposed to a platform that accurately defines our enemy as the dregs of the modern world (while allowing a small percentage of sick individuals to actually enjoy the option to become them), conservatives should move on.

In a time and place where Captain America courts jihadi film clubs, we should be glad that the Medal of Honor games exist. Any video game company that allows me to put a few 5.56mm rounds into facsimiles of Taliban cavemen is ahead of the power curve in my book. Next.

Olivia Munn: Wonder Woman or Shameless Fame Hound?

Watch me take part in degrading hotdog eating exercises for teenage boys and lonely video game nerds, and then try to take me seriously when I enter the political fray. Oh, doesn't work.
Watch me take part in degrading hotdog eating exercises for teenage boys and lonely video game nerds, and then try to take me seriously when I enter the political fray. Oh, wait…it doesn’t work.

If you read my blog post on Wonder Woman’s new costume, and you’re a fan of Olivia Munn, you probably know that she would never be a fan of mine. Here’s what she has to say about the Wonder Woman hubbub:

“Isn’t the patriotism in your heart? Why do you have to wear it on your sleeve?” Munn asked rhetorically. “Like, can’t she just be that person? She still is. She’s Wonder Woman! She’s f**king saving the world! She’s not just saving America, she’s saving the f**king world! And she’s wearing a great outfit and she’s kicking ass. She doesn’t need to wear a f**king star to be a f**king patriot.”

Likewise, Oliva, you don’t have to take part in degrading hotdog eating spectacles  to show the world you have no shame and you’ll do anything to get yourself noticed. You can just “be that that person,” right? And you don’t need to engage in said hotdog eating embarrassments to make the blood race in teenage boys and overweight, lonely video game nerds — you can just be that person through your good looks and sassy attitude.

So yes, Olivia, I agree with you.

However, the point of my original post, which you also highlight quite nicely, is that some of us don’t want this particular hero to be Wonder World Community Consensus Woman. There’s a big difference between saving the world and conducting yourself as if you need the world’s approval before you did so.  Or that organizations that have Iran on their rotating human rights councils operate with the same moral authority as The United States.  The liberal writers at DC and Marvel actually have an agenda, even if most of them don’t realize it.  While I highly doubt most of the liberal scribes who annoy me within the comics industry are actually reading the research put out by The Heritage Foundation, Brookings, or Cato…they are trying to fundamentally change the characters I grew up with and love.  And other fans realize it as well.

Just as Lynda Carter is a liberal, so too is Olivia. Let’s take her stance on gay marriage, for instance:

“It’s ridiculous and I’m really upset that Obama, as a black man, and all the things that African Americans have gone through after being oppressed, has said ‘you’re less than’ and cannot stand up and say marriage is a union between two individuals who love each other,” Munn told Pop Tarts last week. “I just think everyone should be allowed the same rights – if they want to exercise them, they can and if they don’t, they don’t.”

I never knew that prep-school taught Barack Obama, growing up on the mean streets of Hawaii, was oppressed…but I’ll give you that one just for the heck of it, Ms. Munn. However, the reason why President Obama can’t say “marriage is a union between two individuals who love each other” is because that’s not the definition of marriage. Sorry. Words have meanings, and just because you don’t like a specific definition it doesn’t mean you get to change it. But what else would we expect from a moral relativist?

My point isn’t to divulge whether I care or not what Elton John does in his spare time (e.g., making out with other men or pointing out liberal hypocrisy over Arizona’s immigration law). In truth: I don’t.  I just wish there were more conservatives out there diving head first into the fight over popular culture.  Then they’d be able to intellectually tear talking heads like Olivia apart.  She opts to be G4 TV eye candy for years on end and then suddenly wants people to consider her political prowess?  Nice try.  Now go film the next installment of Attack of the Show, my friend, because you’re boring me.

Maniac Mansion: Barack Obama Edition

Growing up in the 80’s, Maniac Mansion was one of my favorite games.

Whether you hole yourself up with liberal academics, or hunchbacked hobbling lab assistants...the result is usually bad.

Unlike most other titles out at the time, it didn’t have a predetermined outcome. You hand picked your team from a number of different characters, each with their own unique skill set.  Players had to be strategic about who they chose on their team, because the outcome of the game altered depending on who came along for the mission.

The storyline went as follows:

  • A meteor falls to the earth behind the mansion of “Dr. Fred.”
  • Weird things happen in town.
  • A group of friends decide to investigate when their friend goes missing.

What does all of this have to do with Barack Obama?  Lately, he reminds me of Dr. Fred. Many Americans (particularly independent voters) don’t know what the heck is going on inside the White House, but they know that peculiar things are happening to the country.  Like Dr. Fred, some people think the President is evil, some people think he’s a genius, some wonder if his behavior is connected to weird meteors that fall from the sky (okay, well, maybe not that one), and others think there’s nothing wrong at all.  The rest have no clue what’s going on…but they’re determined to get to the bottom of it.

While you’ll never hear me call the President evil (read Natan Sharansky’s The Case for Democracy if you want to know why), I do think his policies are downright scary and destructive. Liberals treat the United States as their own special science experiment by throwing billions of taxpayer dollars into social engineering schemes thought up by the “equal outcome trumps equal opportunity” crowd.

Politicians who try to play God usually just do a great job of making life Hell for the rest of us.

Like the run-of-the-mill mad scientist that isn’t much interested in anyone’s opinion but his own, Barack Obama spent years holed up with like-minded liberal academics. The occasional input by hunchbacked, hobbling assistants generally only echos long held beliefs; they rarely offer dissent.  And, while it would be nice to believe that Barack Obama was the kind of guy who could create No.9, I’m more inclined to believe his policies will create the kind of post apocalyptic world the characters of the movie 9 inhabit.

“We had such potential,such promise…but we squandered our gifts,” (Allan Oppenheimer as “The Scientist”).

The next time you get the urge to vote for someone who’s narcissistic enough to think they can plan a 12 trillion dollar economy, dust off your favorite old NES games when the polls open and hope you don’t solve them until after they close.

I don't think Barack Obama is being controlled by evil tentacle space aliens, but he's making a strong case for game developers to pursue Maniac Mansion: Hopeandchange Edition

Obama: Xbox a “distraction” Unless I’m Featured in the Game.

I thought it was interesting that Barack Obama was criticizing the Xbox today:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t rank all that high on the truth meter. With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.

I wonder what all those video game designers and liberal decision makers within the industry think about that, since the Obama campaign had no problem taking part in a “distraction” and a “diversion” when that diversion was…HIM:

Ads for Democratic politician Barack Obama are appearing in an Electronic Arts high-speed racing game. This appears to be the first time that a presidential candidate has bought in-game advertising…The ads will appear in the Xbox 360 version of the game in 10 states, most of them hotly contested: Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Colorado, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wisconsin.

Barack Obama: Video games are a "distraction" unless that "distraction" is my face whizzing by on an electronic billboard.

Anyone who’s read this blog for some time knows that on many levels I agree with the President about the Xbox distraction conundrum. It’s just funny how he constantly talks out of both sides of his mouth without anyone in the mainstream media ever calling him out on it or insisting he clarify his position.  The result: We now know it’s possible to get elected on soaring vagueness with a little help from the media.

With that said I also must admit that I agree with Madison Conservative that the power of video games to shape our culture has yet to be realized by Conservatives:

In recent years, conservatives have been trying to wrest Hollywood from the dominating influence of liberals, with arguably little success. Perhaps we’re looking at the wrong industry. When a pro-American movie comes out, often critics can analyze the hell out of it until they come to some erroneous conclusion that it’s some sort of veiled anti-war message. Perhaps that’s why Roger Ebert hates video games with such a passion; it’s damned near impossible to claim that a game is intended to make you feel bad about all these terrorists you’re putting down before they can kill you and your friends. Exactly how bad are you going to feel at the end when you gun down the guy whose wish was to kill or enslave millions of your countrymen? Just imagine if the game ended with the villain running in terror after hearing over the radio that the UN just enacted more sanctions on his country.

After the success of films like Life Free or Die Hard and Rambo, and with a Red Dawn remake on the horizon in the theaters, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the public enjoys stories about our troops triumphing over our enemies. Current events are certainly demonstrating that they haven’t given up trying to defeat us, either. I think it’s time we focused our, ahem, efforts on the medium that young people are really latching on to.

Conservatives need to harness the power of new technology, invest in young minds, and stop ceding the culture to the Funny or Die liberalism of Will Ferrell and his Hollywood community friends. Liberalism offers up plenty of lampoon-heavy real estate if the right conservatives are given a chance to enter the market. Trust me.

Update: It looks like you now can trust hotair on this one too.

Charles Blow and the Elusive Tea Party Racist Bigfoot

It wasn’t too long ago that liberal columnist Charles Blow was hit with an intellectual Hadouken that left him an unconscious mess twitching in the the back alley of the New York Times. Well, he’s back. The Master Higgens of race-baiters is at it again:

“It has attracted hordes of the disaffected with differing interests, including some who’ve openly expressed their dark racial prejudices and others who polls suggest harbor more subtle and less visible biases. Opposition to President Obama triggers a political Pavlovian response among some of these people, and they want to ally themselves with others around a common enemy,”

This has all the makings of a really good murder mystery, Charles! What sort of

Charles Blow is in search of the elusive racist Tea Party Bigfoot with clout. They may have furry American flag markings on their leg, but trust him: They're bad news.

reader doesn’t want to investigate “some” and “others” who harbor “subtle” biases. Personally, when I’m dealing with race I like to deal with specific instances and specific people…but that’s just me.

For instance, I was watching Tim Burton socialist martian stunt double Al Sharpton define “social justice” to the kind of liberal audience that believes someone when they accuse innocent NYC cops of raping women and covering them in excrement:

“Someone was saying to me the other day, ‘Reverend Sharpton, We got an African American president, we achieved the dream of Dr. King,’ and I told them that was not Dr. King’s dream…the dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.”

Unlike the mysterious racist Tea Party people with any clout that Charles talks about, Reverend Sharpton is regularly cited as a “leader” of the black community. So, when he unabashedly comes out with Communist talking points to a rapt audience, I think it’s worth noting. We’ve got him on video. Case closed.

I’m not really convinced that the “racist” label will stick to the Tea Party movement, especially since the kind of people who read Charle’s column to affirm their worldview have oddly started online campaigns to say racist things and blame conservatives.If this is such a pressing problem, I would have thought that someone like Mr. Blow would have easily claimed Breitbart’s $10,000 prize, to be given to the first person to offer up proof of the elusive racist Tea Party Bigfoot. Unless I’m mistaken, he’s still out there….somewhere….with “others” doing those “subtle” things that Tea Party Bigfoot does. Perhaps the New York Times will find him in Utah? We already know that Marvel’s Captain Liberal America had some luck with that…

I really wish Charles would just give it up. It’s Saturday night and I have places to be, but if he keeps writing this nonsense I’ll have to go Omnislash on him. Did you shave your head Charles, or did all those poisonous thoughts cause your hair to fall out?

When taking on Charles Blow it's like I'm using Cloud's Omnislash on a Chocobo. I almost feel bad...

Charles Blow of the New York Times: KO’d Street Fighter Style.

According to Charles Blow of the New York Times, opposition to health care is the irrational result of listening to Rush Limbaugh and Fox news. Polls like this apparently have less to do with some of the empirical evidence used by Rush Limbaugh on a daily basis, and more to do with some sort of ignorance-magic that makes people impervious to Presidential ramblings:

The Apostles of Anger in their echo chamber of fallacies have branded him the enemy. This has now become an article of faith. Obama isn’t just the enemy of small government and national solvency. He’s the enemy of liberty.

Actually, Mr. Blow, The Heritage Foundation, The Wall Street Times, and liberal Democrats from Illinois like Phil Hare (him, albeit inadvertently) are highlighting quite nicely that American liberties are being eroded as we speak. The Wall Street Journal is spot on when it notes:

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and 13 other state AGs—including Louisiana Democrat Buddy Caldwell—claim this is an unprecedented exercise of state power. Never before has Congress required people to buy a private product to qualify as a law-abiding citizen…Democrats claim the mandate is justified under the Commerce Clause, because health care and health insurance are a form of interstate commerce…[but] all human activity arguably has some economic footprint. So if Congress can force Americans to buy a product, the question is what remains of the government of limited and enumerated powers, as provided in Article I. The only remaining restraint on federal power would be the Bill of Rights, though the Founders considered those 10 amendments to be an affirmation of the rights inherent in the rest of the Constitution, not the only restraint on government. If the insurance mandate stands, then why can’t Congress insist that Americans buy GM cars, or that obese Americans eat their vegetables or pay a fat tax penalty?

That’s a fact, Mr. Blow. So the next time you tell your readers that “Rush & Co…strum their fears and feed their anxiety,” perhaps you should take a step back and actually read The Constitution or The Federalist Papers instead of taking Nancy Are you serious? Pelosi’s word for it. Because she certainly isn’t.

Myself, any many other Americans out there are very familiar with the Rule of Law:

An individual mandate to enter into a contract with or buy a particular product from a private party, with tax penalties to enforce it, is unprecedented– not just in scope but in kind–and unconstitutional as a matter of first principles and under any reasonable reading of judicial precedents.

And finally, your assertion that everyone on the left “loves” the President? Think again. It appears the only person misleading people around here…is you.

And that, good sir, is what you call getting KO’d, Street Fighter style.

Ryu-Hadouken takes Charles Blow out like he was Chun-Li...because he basically is.

Greg Gutfeld: Bionic Commando Dismantles “Hip-Hop” Professor, Progressives Everywhere.

I suppose if Mark Steyn is Mega Man that would make Greg Gutfeld the conservative movement’s Bionic Commando. Once again, Gufeld delivers a punishing response to the “leading hip-hop intellectuals” (Yes, Mark Lamont Hill actually believes that) and liberal pundits trying to paint the Tea Party movement as some sort of pseudo-Scooby Doo villain, who pulls off a mask to reveal the racist, bigot, homophobe beneath.

It goes like this: for the media, anger is only okay if its targets meet their stereotypical, romanticized criteria. Meaning: the corporation, the conservative, the daddy who never loved them.

Here’s a list of people doing angry things the media is okay with:

-People calling Bush a Nazi
-Students and non students rioting on college campuses
-Animal rights freaks dousing rich folks with paint
-Actors wishing average folks would get rectal cancer
-Bureaucrats labeling military vets as potential violent right wing extremists
-Radical environmentalists advocating violence against loggers
-Pranksters throwing pies at conservative commentators (you know, somehow they never pie Michael Moore, which makes him sad; he likes pie)

But this health care bill anger is different from all that – not just because it’s right, but because it involves Obama. And being angry at Obama is like being mad at Santa Claus. How can you be mad at Santa, when he brings us so many gifts?

And so, this anger is scary! It’s a mark of incivility! It’s deadly!

For some reason I don’t recall Mark Lamont Hill, Professor Hip Hop with a minor in pre-Civil Rights scat battle reenactments, being concerned over liberal kiddies who “Funk the War” by smashing in the windows of military recruitment centers with cans of yellow paint, but perhaps that was just an innocent mistake. I would hate to think that intellectuals like Hill are okay with a little subversion and sabotage when it’s perpetrated by big-government misfits and malcontents (or the Beastie Boys).

Greg Gutfeld: Bionic Commando

In general I’m not too worried about this tactic working. Sure, Organizing for America can use it in a fundraising effort, but that’s about it. The old racism card doesn’t work anymore. Sorry. Conservatives are through playing games and have more important things on their mind, namely, ensuring that the United States we leave to our kids and grandkids still Kicks Ass.

American Exceptionalism is real. Conservatives aim to keep it that way. As Gutfeld notes:

We are angry not because we lost, but that we lost to losers. I’m not talking about Obama, or the Dems. They’re winners, sadly. I’m talking about progressivism. The reason why I’m angry, my friends are angry, and my imaginary unicorn Captain Sparkles is angry – is because the greatest, most winningest country in the history of the world, just embraced the loser’s doctrine.

For two hundred plus years we’ve kicked ass, and we’re now choosing the belief system of the idiots whose asses we’ve kicked.

Whether you’re of the segment of the population that’s known for quite some time that progressivism is a loser, or if you’ve just taken off your Mind-Forged Manacles, welcome. But as I said the other day: If this is your first night, you have to fight. Welcome to The Club.

Mark Steyn: Secret Agent or Conservative Mega Man Sent to Save Us All?

I don’t know if Mark Steyn is a secret agent or a conservative Mega Man created to save us all from an Obamacare Dystopia. Either way, he churns out great work with scary precision:

Mark Steyn: Created by Conservative Dr. Light to save us all from Liberal Dystopia?

“…Tax those big bad corporations a bit more? Medtronic has just announced that the new Obamacare taxes on its products could force it to lay off a thousand workers. What do those guys do? Well, they develop products such as the recently approved pacemaker that’s safe for MRI scans or the InterStim bladder-control device. So that’s a thousand fewer people who’ll be working on new stuff. Well, so what? The public won’t miss what they never knew they had. So again the effect is one of disincentivization — in this case, of innovation.”

Just as Europe, and most of the free world, has been able to entertain their Nanny State adventures for decades thanks to the blanket of security the United States provides, leeching off the innovation and inventions of our health care system has provided them the ability to throw a shroud over the scarcity of own their medical advancements. Oddly, liberal Democrats know this, and yet asked (until the vote this week) “If I can be like that, what would I do?”

Well, now we know. And why not? They’ll have more people dependent on them, which means more opportunities to promise bigger and better things with each election cycle. And when people get sick, they still get treated (even if that life-saving drug or procedure that would have been created under a more market-friendly system is never invented).

Having a kid anytime soon? Encourage them to be a nurse, because nations that don’t create cutting edge technology to deal with maladies that have been with us since time began (and those that have yet to rear their ugly microbial heads) always have a need for more nurses. President Obama, you sure have shown those evil insurance companies and pharmaceutical profit-monsters! Not only did you take away their profits, you may have doomed their kids (and your own) to a world where less benefits are reaped from the research and development spearheaded by private corporations. But hey, I’m sure the icepack and blanket industries are looking at their long term projections and giving the board of trustees a round of hi-fives.

That is, unless we act now. As I wrote in response to a commenter in another thread, whether they realize it or not, the current administration’s white-hot intransigence is forging a new kind of conservative. I hope the economy doesn’t melt down in the mean time, and if we had space-time continuum goggles I’m sure the future of America’s children would be warping under the pressure – but I think we’ll come out of this okay in the end.

I don’t see this health care outcome as a loss at all. It was an opening salvo in the fight for the future of the country. It was a BIG one, I’ll grant that, but the counter strike is coming. November will be here before you know it.

Conservatives to remake Will Smith classic: A Nightmare on Dingell’s Street.

Anyone who has read my blog since its inception knows how I feel about Robert Gibbs, a Press Secretary who perpetually seems to need water wings to prevent him from drowning.

It looks like President Obama threw Gibbs into the deep end with a pair of iron boots, (only, instead of Link, think of Gibbs as a hopelessly lost Goonie who would die long before ever making it to the ice cave)

The sad truth is, Robert Gibbs doesn’t want to tell all those “pro-life” Democrats that they compromised whatever principles they may have had for a couple bridges, perhaps a hospital, a pet project or

Get Ready for a Nightmare...on Dingell's Street

two–and that’s it.  Because once the madness starts, it’s tough to reverse course. And anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.

The problem with liberal moral relativists is that because they don’t have any principles to guide them, they become suckers for hucksters with a knack for language (e.g., The One). With the right language you can do anything you want while simultaneously appealing to disparate groups with opposing self-interests (e.g., Labor Unions and Environmentalists). The modern-day Democratic Party is a textbook case for this, which is why they place so much emphasis on delivery instead of adherence to any set of core values. It’s also why they love lawyers and judges who can twist words in weird ways or find penumbras formed by emanations (Don’t get it? Exactly. Just don’t expect to be a liberal Justice on the Supreme Court.) to get the public policy outcomes they could never achieve through (gasp!) the ballot box.

George W. Bush might not have been one for lexical wizardry, but he’s smart enough to know that “intact dilation and extraction” is the same thing as vacuuming out a baby’s brain and calling it a day, no matter how hard you try to “sterilize” the language. Likewise, any “pro-life” Democrat who was really pro-life would have seen the slight of hand going on, laughed, and walked away.

As it stands now, we have a lot of work to do to roll this disaster back. Note to Rep. John Dingell: “controlling” us isn’t going to be easy. I hope you’re ready for Nightmare on Dingell’s Street.