Friday, March 19, 2010

One month

No, not the time since my last post(it's been longer as you can see) but the time since I was thrust into a new role in my life, that of a father. A month ago exactly, a little girl came into this world. There was some trouble along the way, but, as Shakespeare said, all is well that ends well. I am started to get used to my new lifestyle, one that has little to do with the old one. I already got rid of some old habits and am in the process of acquiring new ones which is the tougher part, really. What I found unusual is that I was not ovewhlmed with emotion right from the start, but my daughter has quickly started to grow on me and I feel I'm ready to take on my responsibilities as a dad, ones that will last for the rest of my life. I have no idea what will come out of it, I can only do my best.

As for blogging, when I find the time there will be something, I did not forget you.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Thou shall always practice affirmative action

The latest front page of the excreable "Vanity Fair" came under attack by progressivist hacks. Reason? I'll give you a couple of quotes:

While we'd like to think celeb bible Vanity Fair puts a great deal of thought and planning into its annual "New Hollywood" issue, this year the editors really limited their scope when it came to choosing the next big stars. (Or perhaps they overemphasized the "Fair"? ) Every woman on its new cover is extremely thin and very, very white. Unless Vanity Fair considers one redhead to be diversity, we feel the need to cry foul.
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Though it's true, Young Hollywood is predominantly Caucasian, we can think of a slew of non-white, non-rail thin actors who made a splash this year (Gabourey Sidibe from "Precious" anyone?). In the accompanying article, Vanity Fair writer Evgenia Peretz calls out the young cover stars by their best attributes: "downy-soft cheeks," "button nose," "patrician looks and celebrated pedigree," "dewy, wide-eyed loveliness," "Ivory-soap-girl features." Roles for black, Asian, and Latin actors are scarce in Hollywood, but surely Sidibe, Zoe Saldana of "Avatar" and "Star Trek," and Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" are having their moment. Vanity Fair may have been looking for the most promising batch of talent for their issue, but they should have been looking for a diverse group of women as well.


If uber-ultra progressive liberal rag like "Vanity Fair" can be berated for not practicing "diversity", anyone can. And for any reason whatsoever. So it's time people stop trying to satisfy progressive polit-commisars and begin ignoring their screeching altogether.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Epiphany

January 19th is the holiday of Epiphany according to the Julian Calendar which is still used by Serbian, Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches as well as the Coptic Church and the Jerusalem Patriarchy. After half a century of electing a drunk and a murderer, a year almost to the day after the election of the Anoited Prophet Of Hope and Change, the voters of Massachusetts(I got the spelling right, unlike some political candidates) had an epiphany of their own and decided to put a stop to the scheming of Obama and his cohorts.

So where did the latter blow it? Because there can be no doubt that they did blow it, big time(and that is a galactic understatement). A year ago they cruised on the wave of popular enthusiasm to one of the most convincing electoral victories ever recorded, promising a new era in every way and with the means to deliver it. It was actually then where seeds of this defeat began to be sown. Democrats started to believe their own hype and thought they could ram just about anything down the population's throat while facing only token opposition. After all, they had the White House, both houses of Congress by a wide margin and the mainstream media ready to cover for them. Republicans and their base was directionless and demoralized and the timing seemed to be perfect. In their victorious hubris Obama and his crew let it all slip out at once, the health care and welfare programs, the nationalization of industries, tax-hiking and other programmes that amassed new debt on the already debt-ridden US economy.

When resistance to such measures proved to be stiffer then at first thought, the Democrats' response was at best clumsy, at worst offensive. Their representatives went from petulant child-like complaints at being heckled and called names through dismissive labels about protesters as "people living in the past" right down to offensive fascist/nazi comparisons. The sycophant media was also quick to give their own contribution when they put the race card on the table. Not only did that not deterr the opponents of the Obama plan and in fact galvanized them even more, such behaviour from the establishment turned off fence-sitters and even some supporters. By summer it was clear that the road to Obama-world would be bumpy. All of a sudden it was the democrats who were disoriented by the unexpected turn of events.

The death of Ted Kennedy re-ignited the flame for a short while. Thanks to his political machinations Massachusetts introduced a bill that would require a special election should a US senator from that state die or retire instead of the customary governor's appointment. The bill was set up in order to prevent then-governor Mitt Romney, a Republican, from appointing someone from the GOP to the Senate but in the ironic turn of events only a higher power could engineer Democrats not only got hoisted up by their own petard but lost the crucial vote in the most liberal state of them all and the seat held by one of it's most iconic figures.

How could this have happened? While putting it all down to Martha Coakley and her inept(another gallactic undestatement) campaign seems a bit simplicistic at first, it is the truth, from a certain point of view at least. Martha Coakley and her campaign were in fact the embodyment of everything that makes leftist, post-modern liberalism and progressivism so evil: the arrogance, snobism, elitism, aloofness, disdain for the "average Joe", out-of-touchness with simple life and above all complete divorce from reality(and these are just the pick of the bunch). It was so transparent it hardly needed any comment or even campaign ads.

While the result itself is a shock, the shockwaves it sent around the country and the effects of those are predictable. Some Democrat lawmakers wasted no time in going into "every man for himself" mode. And who could blame them? If a democrat can lose ine Massachusetts, a democrat can lose anywhere! However, reports of the imminent political death of Obama and the Democrats are exaggerated and premature. Congressional elections are in November and Obama is not up for re-election until 2012. Plenty of time to regroup in both cases, we just saw what a difference a year makes in politics, let alone almost three. The road they are on now leads inevitably to perdition, though.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hypocritical and dumber

In a strange break from the health-care debate the major topic of discussion in American politics have become the alleged controversial statements of Senator Harry Reid on then-Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Without giving it much thought Republicans and conservatives jumped on the opportunity and ganged up on Reid demanding his resignation. Their reaction was as dumb as it was quick. Yes, if Reid was Republican we would already be seeing a lynch mob consisting of the usual race-card players, media pundits, democrat politicians(sorry for repeating myself) and other phony do-gooders lambasting the man with a barrage of various labels. Yes, anyone that would dare to defend Reid would get the same treatment, which is why nobody would eventually. Everything that points out the hypocrisy of modern-day liberalism is true. As usual, though, the Republicans can not see the wood from the tree.

By demanding that Senator Reid resigns over some remarks he made off-record they are effectively signing-on to the liberal-progressivist way of thinking and one of the tennets of their ideology: political correctness. Instead of combating this plague that is hampering the modern civilization, they are advancing it. Even if they succeed in their efforts to remove Reid it will be a meaningless tactical victory for the Republican party alone and a significant strategic loss for all those figthing for true freedom of expression regardless of political orientation. Making politically correct standards the only standards will inevitably drive civilization into an ever deeper mire.

The Stupid Party? Absolutely.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Christ is born!



And behold, a voice from heaven said,"This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." - Matthew, 3:17