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…probably to Blogspot, but I haven’t yet decided. What I have positively decided is that wordpress.com is another of those “in-the-bag” institutions that will do whatever they can to get Barack Obama elected, including allowing select blogs to continue to exist despite that they violate the wordpress.com Terms of Service. Case in point–a website claiming to be run by the “true John McCain” (itself a violation of the TOS) uses inflammatory language including the terms “gay greek motherfucker” and “nigger” to portray John McCain as a racist and homophobe–ALSO clearly in violation of the wordpress.com Terms of Service. I PERSONALLY called this site to the attention of wordpress.com, and was initially informed that they were “watching” the site. When I objected that there was no reason to watch a site that clearly violated their TOS, they told me that the site was “clearly satire” and therefore it was okay for it to remain…?

Here are the wordpress.com TOS as they relate to the racially-tainted passages on the site in question:

2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

…the Content is not obscene, libelous or defamatory, hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party; (emphasis added by oldageandtreachery)

If that doesn’t make it perfectly clear that such words, expressions and activities are not permitted, nothing does. This is just ONE EXAMPLE of the clear violations that I pointed out, yet wordpress.com refuses to enforce their own TOS. The fact is there is absolutely no reason this website has been allowed to continue; wordpress.com is therefore, in my opinion, complicit in this slander and character assassination and any respectable blogger should find a new home–CERTAINLY any right-thinking blogger.

There are many alternatives to wordpress out there; all offer some or all of the features, and many offer even more. I encourage you, if you believe in decency and fairness, to remove your own blog from wordpress.com to a site more likely to actually care what goes on (and who actually will enforce the rules equally, fairly and CONSISTENTLY).

PS – I have not (and will not) identified the blog in question because I’m not going to give them any publicity whatsoever. It’s bad enough that wordpress allows this crap to go on–I’m not going to make it worse by pointing people to it.

By now you’ve seen and/or heard Barack and his “lipstick on a pig” and “fish wrapped in newspaper” comment at a rally today.  I’m trying to find a good copy of the video and when I do I’ll make sure it goes on this page.  In the meantime, I just want to talk to Barack, one on one, just us.  Its you and me, Barry.  I’m here for you.  DON’T JUMP!

I’m going to give you a little tough-love here, to start.  It’s gonna be a little bit rough, but some things just have to be pointed out to you.

You do NOT, under ANY circumstances, use comparisons to “pig” and the smell of fish when talking about a woman who is absolutely single-handedly kicking your ass–and you dont’ COMPOUND IT by attaching an obvioius reference to her famous “lipstick” line to your silly comments.   You have personally just killed your own campaign.

Now your people are going to say there was no intent to defame.  Your supporters are going to rush out and claim that it’s a “common phrase” and you meant no disrespect by it.  That will fly about as far as a paper airplane made out of a telephone book.  Firstly it’s a bold-faced lie, and you know it (you meant every word of the “joke”, whether your supporters say otherwise or not) but frankly your intent doesn’t matter.  What matters is you crossed a line that simply cannot be crossed.  It’s a stupid, stupid, STUPID mistake.  It would be a stupid mistake if you were UP in the polls and holding the women to your cause–but it’s a critically stupid mistake when you’ve lost your edge and women are flocking to the other side.  What, WHAT, were you thinking?  YOU WANT AMERICA TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE GOOD JUDGEMENT???  Boy, you sure showed that today, huh?

It matters not.  Your Presidential hopes are finished now, and probably forever.  I honestly cannot see any possibility you will have of ever being elected President after this.  Now that’s a good thing, mind you–but I’m trying to support you here, so you don’t go do something ELSE stupid, like jumping off a bridge or something.  You’ve dashed your hopes and dreams in one short turn of a phrase, but it will be okay.  It will.  You just have to believe.  You have to get yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on.

Oh, speaking of MoveOn, do you suppose they’re regretting the millions of dollars they’ve wasted on you now?  Just wondering…

Anyway, I want you to survive this (I honestly do).  You may not believe this, and I can’t believe I’m about to say it, but America is going to need you soon.  There are going to be a lot of rifts in the populace as a result of this election, and some of them could turn even uglier than they are now.  You, if you truly care about America, will have to step in and help heal some of these wounds.  You’ll need to quell some outbursts, together with President McCain.  You’ll have to make joint calls for civility and sanity in a potentially perilous time.  I want you to be up to the task.

Just don’t do anything else stupid, huh?  Better, in fact, if you step off the stage altogether.  Sit this one out.  You’re done now anyway and, frankly, I think you can use some rest.

 

Dear Sarah,

Ronald Reagan had a tactic that was very effective on a number of fronts, and was probably not very well known outside of the Beltway.  Simply, he spoke to the media HE wanted to speak with, on HIS schedule, when HE felt like it.  When he had something to say to the American people, he went to the American people.  There was precious little of this “interview” and other such garbage that you see today when Reagan was President.  He had surrogates who took to the daily airwaves, of course, but he never “stooped” to that.  When something important needed to be said, he said it to US, not through some news hack but by way of speech to the entire nation.

By holding the obviously-biased (even back then) media at bay, Ronald Reagan allowed Americans to determine what he said, and what he meant.  He didn’t leave it up to the press to dissect it and present their version of it.  More importantly, by dictating the terms of his interaction with the media he made sure both they and the American people knew who was “boss”.  There is no reason whatsoever that an American President (or VP, as far as I’m concerned) needs to grant interviews or answer questions except in the time, place and fashion they desire.  There is much the people of America need to know–and when the time comes for them to know it, he took to the airwaves to speak to them personally.

I strongly, STRONGLY recommend you do the same.  Forget all of these people calling you out right now.  Who cares that they claim you’re afraid, or unprepared, or whatever?  The fact is YOU RUN THE SHOW.  When you’re ready to talk to the press, call someone YOU trust and talk.  When you have something to say, call a press conference.  If anyone thinks MSNBC (or MSNBDNC, as I prefer to call them) won’t show up with their cameras and microphones, they’re just morons.  Once you’ve finished your press conference, WALK OFF THE STAGE without answering their questions.  It’s your show.  You run it, and you don’t owe these people anything.  You never did, and you especially don’t now.

The reason the press has gotten so outrageous in the last couple of decades is that politicians have allowed them to do so.  Obviously they serve a purpose, and should be used accordingly.  But that purpose is to GET THE NEWS OUT–not to create the news, or to spin it as they do.  It’s time you, and John McCain, put them in their place.  These people savaged you and your family before you even had a chance to step off the plane in Dayton.  Right now it’s time for McCain/Palin to tell them to shove it–they’ll get what you give them when you’re damned good and ready to give it to them.  If you have something to say, they’ll be the first to know.  Other than that, let them go make up some more stories.  You have too much work to do to be distracted by such petty, partisan garbage and it’s working in your favor anyway.  Let them continue making their outrageous claims.  They’re just helping to hand John and you the keys to the White House.

That said, please remember that the American people DO need to hear from you, and from John McCain.  Take your case to the court of public opinion whenever it suits you.  You’re a celebrity now and you’ve got a great “if you build it, they will come” situation working for you at the moment.  Tell us–THE AMERICAN PEOPLE–what you wish for us to know.  Answer the questions you feel need to be answered (but be careful of the traps they’ll set for you, and don’t bother giving weight to the drivel they’ll try to use to draw you out).  Speak to us in rallies, and call prime-time press conferences.  If they carry them live, great.  If they don’t, put them up IN THEIR ENTIRETY on the internet.  We’re not the brightest folks sometimes, but we’re a lot brighter than the media (or those campaign managers out there) believe we are.  Put your word out, and let us decide from there what to think and to believe.

Ronald Reagan did it regularly, and it worked for him.  He remains the greatest President of our lifetime and is remembered fondly even by those who opposed him in those days.  That’s because he was real to us, not a “spin-doctored” politician the way today’s “leaders” are.  Be who you are.  Do what you do.  Just don’t dance to the tune the Liberals are trying to play for you.  You don’t answer to them.

 

Regards,

oldageandtreachery

…but Hillary Clinton, in her DNC speech a few moments ago, absolutely just told her supporters in not-so-subtle terms to KEEP FIGHTING.  The whole Harriet Tubman “keep going” thing was not a message to the generic Democrat, or to the Obama crowd–that was an absolute, direct challenge to her supporters to keep fighting for her…against Obama!

There is no question her entire speech was about Hillary Clinton–not Obama.  There is no question that EVERYONE can see now who they SHOULD have nominated…Hillary Clinton, not Obama.  There’s no doubt she’s become a much better candidate, and her run was every bit as historic (if not moreso) than that of Baby Barry.  I promise you there will be a lot of Democrats who won’t sleep very well tonight unless they load themselves up with enough post-convention booze to knock them out, because Hillary knocked one out of the part tonight AND IT WASN’T FOR BARACK OBAMA!

I still can’t believe the pundits aren’t pointing all of this out though, especially that whole “keep going” thing.  Was nobody listening for the between-the-lines speechmaking???

 

Oh, this one is definitely going to piss some people off.  So be it–you know what?  The bozos who keep putting guys like this up for President piss ME off…and anyone who would vote for either of these clowns pisses me off…so here’s a little payback atcha, boyeeee!

My third bumper sticker (I’m going to need a bigger truck soon!)…

 

Obama bin Biden

Obama bin Biden

 

You know it’s funny–I’ve been blogging for years, yet I’ve never written a single word.  I guess it’s just because I have so damned much to say I don’t know how I can possibly keep up, and the idea of keeping these thoughts organized, even after they’re written, has seemed such a daunting endeavor that I’ve never been able to make myself follow through with the idea of sitting down and putting all of this stuff to virtual paper.

Add to that the fear I have of winding up on some government list somewhere, having my communications suddenly monitored for the rest of eternity (you’re a fool if you think that kind of stuff can’t happen) or just working myself into even more of a tizzy than I already occupy–hell, this thing could push me right over the edge into the realm of the conspiracy whackos and the like–and well, you can understand why I’ve never bothered.

Until now.

You see, I’ve just finally gotten PISSED enough that I have to put it out there for others to see.  I’m hoping this will work out to be some kind of cathartic experiment that will actually help draw me back from the edge rather than push me further off it, but I’m not holding out much expectation of that.  Perhaps the bully-pulpit aspect of this leap into the “blogosphere” will free me from my fear.  Perhaps I just won’t care anymore.

Whatever happens, one thing is for certain–you’re going to get a healthy dose of my thoughts and I’m not going to pull any punches or make any apologies for what I have to say.  The fact is that I’m simply RIGHT, and I don’t care who may or may not agree with me.  Frankly I don’t subscribe to the theory that people can agree to disagree and that’s that–I have found and firmly believe that this world contains far less gray than people have been brainwashed to believe.  The world really is a black-and-white monochrome more often than not.  When I express a thought it is what I believe to be the exactly right thought, so if you disagree with it I’m not just going to smile and say “let’s agree to disagree”.  What I’m going to say is that you’re a bloody moron and I don’t have time for you.

This approach will necessarily alienate a quantum of people.  Here’s a short list of the people I will most assuredly push away with this attitude–anyone who claims to be a Democrat, anyone who follows an organized religion of any kind, anyone who is now or has ever been employed by the government (unless they left because they couldn’t stomach the wrongness of it), anyone who belongs to a union, anyone who has lived in this country for more than six months and still doesn’t speak English, anyone who voluntarily listens to Rap, Hip-Hop, or Michael Savage, anyone who doesn’t agree that Moore (Michael) and Gore (Al) rhyme with “BORE”, “WHORE” and “POOR” for a reason, anyone who believes the South is “gonna rise agin”, anyone who lives or works in New York City, or the entire states of California, Massachusetts or Illinois…have I missed anyone?  Oh yeah, that was the SHORT LIST!  I still have DROVES of people to relegate to the Idiot board.

So here I am.  I’m still not entirely sure why, but I guess we’ll find that out as we go along.  I promise only three things–that I will speak my mind, that I won’t suffer fools for more than about ten seconds, and that I will try to keep this site updated as much as I can.  I’m a busy guy, but I’ll try.

We’re off to see the Wizard.