Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Wisdom from the Silly Goose...

...who says,

When somebody offers, "A penny for your thoughts".

And you put in your "2 cents worth".

There is definitely an ego problem.

Another ripped off line from...

...Gagdad Bob.

Moral relativism is the absolute belief that no beliefs are absolute. Pornography is a type of expression that is protected by the first amendment, while religion, especially Christian religion, is a dangerous type of expression from which we are protected by the first amendment. Another definition of speech codes is that they are restrictions on language designed to protect liberals from the first amendment. Separation of church and state means state hostility to religious expression. Finally, separation of crotch and state was Bill Clinton's defense against charges that he had lied about having sex with an intern.

It's time for...

...breaking out the Christmas Caroles again. I broke this one out fron Linda at the GREAT PUMPKIN.

You know Dithers and Annie and Scottie and Ralphie,
Johnny and Kenny and Billie and Andy,
But do you recall, the most treasured Lib asset of all?

Bucky the Groupthink Voter
Had a very dull, stressed life,
He hardly even saw his wife.

All of his other neighbors,
Tried to get ahead each day,
They were tired and most indignant:
"Can't somebody else please pay?"

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Liberals came to say,
"Bucky and your friends so bright -
Won't you try some Lib Delight*?

Then all the Groupthinks loved them,
As they shouted out with glee:
"The Liberals are truly Santa,
They've cured our voter apathy!"

Thursday, November 24, 2005


The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

Abraham Lincoln - 1863

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Liberal Speak... a language unto itself. The Dr. Sanity blog refers to it as "Logopathology". He gets a tip of the Frog's Fedora for getting me to One Cosmos and an article entitled, Through the Liberal Looking Gloss, which includes but is not limited to...

When liberals accuse you of suppressing their freedom of speech, it means that you are criticizing them, or perhaps even censoring them. But when you censor conservatives or suppress their freedom of speech, it is called a speech code. Calling President Bush a liar is a courageous act of speaking truth to power, while criticizing the liberal stance on the war is questioning their patriotism.

Evil, of course, does not exist. George Bush, however, is evil. Speaking of things that don't exist, there is no such thing as the liberal media. However, the conservative media are any media that are not liberal.

I hate it when I'm giggling when I arrive at work. People stare. But, this article will make you a Hoppy Frog, just like me.


Well, Okay. Maybe you don't want web feet, but you will be hoppy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

"Kerrying" our troops... explained by John O'Niell. Or, how Waffles the Clown changes history for political advantage.

Are the politicians like Mr. Kerry who led the campaign to send our kids to war (when it was popular) now to withdraw support while they are locked in combat and apparently succeeding because the task is difficult or unpopular? Will Mainstream Media "Kerry" our troops by portraying Abu Ghraib or isolated cases of prisoner mistreatment as the rule to demoralize our troops and nation, while ignoring the beheadings and butchery of those peacefully praying in Mosques or shopping in a Bazaar?

From an article in the Powerline.

Mr.Vice President Cheney... agood person with whom to spend 18 minutes.

The flaws in the intelligence are plain enough in hindsight. But any suggestion that prewar information was distorted, hyped or fabricated by the leader of the nation is utterly false.

Senator John McCain put it best: "It is a lie to say that the president lied to the American people."

The entire speech from yesterday can be found at REAL POLITICS. It's a short read and well worth the time.


Sunday, November 20, 2005

I just discovered...

...Fred Reed. I will be visiting his site regularly. The way he writes, he should knot everbody's whitey-tighties about once every 3 months.

"For decades, the major media have had near-control of the news and the culture. If an event didn’t appear on the networks, it hadn’t happened. The paleos apparently do not realize that they have lost that control—that when they refuse to give play to a call for extermination, their refusal no longer kills the story. Kambon’s call for my children’s liquidation surged across the nation, copy after copy, including video clips.

Wake up, Rupert, baby. For the intelligent, the media are no longer primary. Few any longer regard them as other than advocacy lashups for certain groups. Why bother?

There is, I think, nothing the paleos can do to change this. They are irremediably ideologized, insular, and trapped by demographics into a bland editorial mass-market philosophy of one-size-fits-all. The web, far more agile, can provide focused sites about anything at any intellectual level.

The looming unknown in all of this is the circulation of the net, its influence, its clout. How important, really, is the web? How do you measure the ambit of ten thousand blogs, of thousands of personal websites like Fred On Everything, of outfits with no physical existence like and The answer I think is that you don’t, really. The ghostly statistics of forwards, caches, and reposts make it difficult to determine one’s own circulation, much less that of countless other sites. This makes it hard for CBS to estimate, and easy for it to underestimate, the tidal wave it faces. I’m glad that it is their problem and not mine."



Holidays are taken... very serious things here in the bog. Some of my favorite swamp critters (HEY! The Silly Goose and me are PEOPLE TOO, doncha know) were portrayed by the late Walt Kelly, (Pogo) whose work I grew up with. So, it may be early but in case you aren't near a computer or you are not in a position to get to one next weekend, let this be our Thanksgiving wish for you...

blow out yer
Peace and all good,

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