A break from politics–athletes with drugs!

In an oddly welcome break from the stomach-turning world of politics, we move to the stomach-turning world of pro sports, where we find NBA rookies Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur being kicked out of the NBA’s rookie camp because marijuana was found in their hotel room–according to the Kansas City Star[*1] .

Ah, sports!  Oasis for the politics-weary!

Let’s talk leadership, shall we?

Yep, those Democratic Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates sure can lead their followers, can’t they?

Obama[*1] :

“I have said before and I will repeat again: People’s families are off limits,” Obama said. “And people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. You know my mother had me when she was 18 and how a family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn’t be a topic of our politics.

Biden[*2] :

“The press has been asking me that question and I have not answered it for two reasons,” Biden said at a town hall meeting in Deerfield Beach, Fla. “Number one, first of all, I don’t know the governor. Everything I know about her, there’s no reason not to respect her and believe she’s qualified to be the vice president.

Emphasis mine.

A selection of what’s on the front page of Daily Kos (no link–why bother?):

Hurricane Palin Might Finish What Katrina Started
McCain:  What Will You Learn at Palin’s Feet
The Palin hypocrisy has made me an “angry” liberal
Governor Palin, You’re A Disgrace
What books did Palin want banned?

It’s even worse on other leftie web sites, such as the New York Times, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, etc., etc.

You know, I don’t give to political campaigns as a rule, but all of this crap is starting to edge me toward donating to McCain/Palin, in hopes that it will shut up these pinheads.

Bring it.

Columnist Fatima Ali[*1] , in the Philadelphia Daily News:

If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness – and hopelessness!

If you want to know why elements of this country are “a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness – and hopelessness” then go look in a mirror.

I for one have had enough of this gimme-gimme-gimme garbage.  Get off your ass and make something of yourself.  The only thing holding you back is you – – – well, that and your co-dependency enablers in the Democratic Party and in the mainstream media.  All you’re doing is demonstrating your utter lack of comprehension of economics and human behavior.

If you want a race and class war, Ms. Ali, bring it on.  if however you want you and “your people” to be prosperous and successful, adjust your attitude, pull your head out of your ass, and start building rather than sitting around all miserable and waiting for some Messiah to deliver you from your 40 decades in the wilderness.

I’m sitting out here in Missouri, Ms. Ali, minding my own damn business.  I couldn’t care less how much melanin a person’s skin has, or what shape their eyelids are.  If you’ve got a product I want, I’ll buy it, at a fair price.

So if you want my money, get off your butt and make something that I want to buy, instead of strutting around in the urban core talking trash, wearing bling, scribbling tags on anything you can find, and belittling those in your own community who actually are trying to make things better by starting businesses and getting educations.

If on the other hand you want a class- and race-based civil war–bring it.

Let me get this straight . . .

A seventeen year old girl gets pregnant by her boyfriend.

She goes to her conservative, pro-life parents and tells them.  They talk, and the girl decides not only to bring the child to term, but to go ahead and marry the father.

This, to some people, highlights the hypocrisy of the parent’s pro-life, abstinence-only views of the parents, one of which happens to be a nominee for Vice President.



So, by analogy, we shouldn’t go around telling kids to obey the speed limits and traffic laws, when we know that they’re going to go out and break them?