Saturday, August 08, 2009

Wake up Frank and Sam...Their Law's Broken...

This is where I came in.

Are they changing reels yet ?

Where are Frank Church and Sam Ervin ?

They broke all records for hurry-up legislating, back in 1974 collecting a consensus in Congress to pass statutes making it illegal for ANYONE in the Untied States Federal Government to send out a clarion call for a list of enemies, or to collect such a list...OR to expunge one once it is / was collected.

Now we have the ward rat hustlers in the White House and the Chief Magistrate also, using the White House Internet Site (paid for by taxpayers) to recruit sneaks, snitches and tale bearers to spy on and , probably, defame ordinary citizens availing themselves of the protection of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

I do not remember even Jimmy Carter or Lyndon Johnson doing this.

When Code Pinksters assailed George W, Bush with unfounded lies I do not believe his White House ever sought to take names and do dirt in return.

Even the Clintons' Craig Livingstone did not "recruit". Whatever computer files he had around were collected during political campaigns and NOT with taxpayer funds.

This may seem a smudge of smoke from a distant Native American's blanket signal right this moment .

But I have seen this show before. Put my slippers on. I'm outta here !

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Orwell & Jane; Mike & Charlie

“In a time of Universal Deceit, telling the truth is a Revolutionary Act.” runs a quote from George Orwell that I use in my email signature.

I was thinking about this...again...and I remembered another precis on the subject.

It’s a short story by W. Somerset Maugham titled “Jane”, about a rather plain lady who became the toast of the upper crust society salons as a superior wit and humorist. The story’s raconteur was baffled at this phenomenon, until the “secret” exploded on him:

She spoke the truth, always, and in matter-of-fact manner no matter what the subject being discussed, without artifice or subterfuge !

Voila !, she was absolutely unique in those circles.

This accounts for the indestructible and devastating effect of a select few commentators on the political scene these days. Two are especially noteworthy.

Michael Barone, a former Democrat pollster, researcher and author of the seminal political Encyclopedia of American Politics is rarely off base. He is so effectively honest and detailed in his analyses that he produces pain on the Left that is palpable.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer, whose years as a psychiatrist of note, published in the journals of that discipline long before he wrote speeches for a Democrat presidential candidate, is another truth teller of note. His epeé intellect is both disarming and unassailable.

Here is an exercise for you. I do it regularly, utilizing the Real Clear Politics website.

On days after a Barone or Krauthammer tour de force appears, survey the output of the bedwetters. Like frog carcases assaulted by galvanic current, they will jerk and snatch and twitch with paroxysms of defensive dudgeon.

This liars' drivel is often veiled, but it is always there. They are so very afraid someone will take Mr. Barone or the Good Doctor as “gospel”.

It is good that some of us do. And it is good for the corps politique bon nationale, also.

Strange indeed are the masks of confirmation.