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(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Justice David Souter Retiring:

Justice David Souter. He's retiring. At the end of this term.

Next up to bat:

Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.

I'll refresh my past rants for those who decided to vote either against McCain or for a write-in candidate:

So now we have Mr Obama. And his replacements will be to the left of the Black Guerrila Family.

You thought no one could be worse than Carter or Bush Jr?

Then you were surprised?

Mr Obama will get to make two, three and perhaps even four selections for SCOTUS.

And as I've written time and again: how do you control this nation? You control SCOTUS and education.

The pigeons are coming home to roost, shit and all.



Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ, you KNOW I respect you, but if you go back to the *If you didn't vote for McCain* meme, I will NOT be able to support your position.

Not a threat, not in ANY way, but McCain is as big a RINO as it gets and he would have been NO guarantee of anything...

All the *what if* BS means NOTHING now, we deal with what we have, we rid this nation of Obama and Company AND the goddamned RINOs, McCain included...

Fri May 01, 02:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I still believe McCain wouldn't have been nominating persons in Obama's sphere. All I have to say is that this issue here, this is the biggest fear I had in any presidential candidate. Who would they appoint? I would submit to you that Obama could, at this very early messianic point in his term, even nominate Bill Ayers and he would likely be able to ram Ayers through -- for two reasons: the support of the Demorats and the media, and the incoherent and disorganized reaction by Republicans. The economy will recover, eventually. But once a SCOTUS jurist exists, they can do more than a lifetime of damage. All I'm saying is: THIS is MY biggest concern.


Fri May 01, 02:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

I agree with you, BZ. This is terrifying! Just even contemplating the idea of Ayers in the Supreme Court makes me feel sick to my stomach! McCain may have been miles away from what we really need, but he sure wouldn't be as bad as what we have now.

Fri May 01, 03:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ, I understand, my ONLY issue is the FACT that YOU blame anyone that didn't vote FOR McCain...

That is unacceptable to me, if that becomes the issue, I am out of it. The dangers of SCOTUS nominations was a fear for ALL of us but let's face facts, the *other* candidates didn't get enough votes combined to make ANY difference in the outcome, Obama won on the Hispanic and Black vote..

And here's one more thing to think about, the fucking RNC lost this election, NOT those that didn't support that travesty of a candidate they ran..

If you are inclined to blame someone for McCain's loss, blame the appropriate individuals, the assholes that were stupid enough to run his quite useless RINO ass in the 1st place...

Gayle said...
McCain may have been miles away from what we really need, but he sure wouldn't be as bad as what we have now.
I wouldn't take ANY bets on that...

Obama is a disaster, McCain would have been just as much of a disaster, only slightly more palatable...

Fri May 01, 03:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Fred, you and I will never quite see that one specific point precisely eye-to-eye and I appreciate that. But I'll go you one better: YES, the issue is obviously more overarching. The RNC somehow tracked down my cell and made a call to me two days ago. To let you know, it may show up on phones as the caller being "000000000" -- how apropos. In any event, I refused to donate. I said my money was best spent locally and, for me, that means Tom McClintock. Because the GOP shows me and you absolutely NOTHING at this point, nationally. The voice on the other end said, "Well, the media won't let us have our say" and to that I replied and write: BULLshit! There are MANY Conservative organs and venues: magazines, internet sites, radio, blogs, etc. There is NO coalition of united Conservatives standing up and speaking out, like those people who attended and advocated the TEA Parties. There is no UNITY and there is no COHESION.

As I said to that guy, I write here: when I begin to see some unity and some conformity of Conservative thought -- CONSISTENTLY and NOT just over Obama's budget -- then the RNC won't KNOW what to do with the flood of cash that will result.


Fri May 01, 03:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

I agree with your point. I loved McCain as a fellow Vietnam Vet. He certainly wasn't my first choice politically, but I did admire him as a man. Having said that, not voting for him is bringing about these types of consequences. I hope you all enjoy.

Fri May 01, 04:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Law and Order Teacher said...
not voting for him is bringing about these types of consequences. I hope you all enjoy.

Fri May 01, 04:57:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, as Ralph Kramden said to Trixie Norton, "If the shoe fits, take it off."

Fri May 01, 05:34:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Anonymous: or, "if the Foo shits, wear it."


Sat May 02, 05:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

The problem is: voters no longer voting.

Look at the two parties, such as they are. One is a leftist Progressivist party and the other is a centerist Progressivist party. I know there are conservatives in the Republican party, but they have not been standing up to their spendthrift Progressivist brethren. By doing that the entire party has walked out on small government conservatives. For all the years Republicans had the House and Senate and for the handful they had those and the Presidency, what do we have to show for it?

Bigger government.

More intrusive government.

More costly government.

More regulations and Nannystating laws passed by... Progressivists in both parties.

It would be great if the party actually held its elected officials to the platform... and just what was that beastie this time around? More on health care, jobs and such?

Would McCain have been better in the short run? Yes.

In the long run his aim was and is a larger Nannystate and Progressive ideals of a bigger government. Just look at the restrictions on speech in McCain-Feingold, or working with Lieberman on the smoke and mirrors of the 'gunshow loophole' canard. Those are not conservative venues: they are Progressivist ones. His platform this time around had a few bones thrown to conservatives, but the stuff he ran on was Progressive.

He adores Teddy Roosevelt.

TR demeaned conservatives and those that believed in States Rights... called them fetishists. He wanted a 'wider view' of power for the government. He wasn't a conservative. And he is John McCain's icon.

There is a problem here that conservatives need to understand: electing Progressivists is heading towards a large, overburdened, unitary state with no checks and balances. It doesn't matter if the Progressive in question has an R or a D by their name: their outlook is to give more to government and take more from you.

That is where this 'lesser of two evils' has gotten us. Progressives always win in that venue as they always claim 'the center' while what they actually represent is authoritarian government with a smiley face.

I voted for Palin: she has an outlook to stop corruption, confronted her own party, tossed out corrupt officials from her party and has carried through on her platform in Alaska. I've got some head nodding side-to-side on the green garbage, but that rot has spread deeply into both parties. But when it came to executive experience, out of the top two tickets she was *it*. Governors *win* because they have been executives. Two Progressive Senators with similar platforms? What a choice.

Conservatives either have to see that being a Republican and NOT talking about removing Progressives is a non-starter or leave the party en-bloc and start up a small government, low taxes and repealing laws and start repealing Amendments party, starting with the ability to tax disproportionately and direct election of Senators. Get those checks and balances back, and a tight choke chain on government.

And start talking to that 49% that don't vote.

That is where a new party can be done... if anyone dares to try it.

Sun May 03, 05:36:00 PM PDT  

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