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  • Sep 13 / 2011
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Barack “Who’s Sane?” Obama

The day after Obama’s speech last week, I got an email from a friend suggesting that I post a blog comment applying Einstein’s definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results — to Obama’s latest jobs proposal. The funny thing was, I’d just read a commentary in the Washington Times that morning that had made that very point. I then did a quick Google search and discovered that quite a few other viewers had had the same reaction. I didn’t watch the speech myself, but, as I told my friend, I think Obama is guilty of something a lot more serious than lunacy.


  • Sep 12 / 2011
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Your Weekly Politickle: FIFTH COLUMN

Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:

Our brave battle for self-preservation
Must address the domestic predation
Of those traitors and fools
— All those socialist tools —
Who are hoping to change our great nation.

From the archive:

“How things change from day to day,
What’s taboo becomes okay:
Though once arrested
For having molested,
I now work for TSA!”

When I travel by air now and then,
The security staff wave me in:
I don’t have to be scoped
Or publicly groped,
I just hand them a lewd 8×10.

Like a swaggering conquering hero,
Rauf is building a mosque at Ground Zero
— Where some 3000 bodies
Were interred by jihadis —
And Obama just fiddles like Nero.

There’s no need for a war on terror.
Just say no to the c’est-la-guerrer.
Everything will be ducky
As long as we’re lucky
And the terrorist makes an error.

“With security lapses reviewed
On Flight 253, we conclude:
Due to differing beliefs
About bombs in one’s briefs,
Every passenger now must fly nude.”

These new guidelines are certainly odd:
“We must never denounce the jihad;
We must never demean
The mujahideen,
As they force us to worship their god.”

“Western nations will suffer and bleed
Until all of their peoples concede
That the faith of our lord,
Although spread by the sword,
Is in essence a peace-loving creed.”

Nine-Eleven enlivened our actions
And completely dispersed our distractions:
For the briefest duration
We were truly one nation,
Then we quickly conformed to our factions.

If freedom can come to Romanians,
Albanians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians,
Why must others abide
While their freedom’s denied:
Brother Syrians, Saudis, Iranians?

The September 11th attack
Justifies our crusade in Iraq.
Go ahead, G.I. Joe:
Take the fight to the foe
And make sure that they never come back.

Multiculturalism assails
Common sense until it fails:
Screeners x-ray granny
And pat down the nanny,
But ignore young Arab males.

The September 11th attack
Put America back on track,
But the nags at NOW
Are having a cow
‘Cause the Macho Man is back!

Those Boomers bred on blame
Have recovered from their shame:
They fly the flag
And do not gag
On the Pledge they now proclaim.

Kissed my loved one at the door.
No idea what lay in store.
In the tower
Not an hour.
Now my loved one is no more.

Last week’s limerick:

“in are distrik we, de bestes
way mutch, betta den de restes
we mist, lotsa daze
but gots, strat A’s
cuz are teacha, fixt are testes”

  • Sep 10 / 2011
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Losing Faith in US

When he sets out to rebuke contemporary manners and mores, a cautious author may resort to subterfuge, attributing the objects of his censure to distant times and places, real or imagined. Thus did Swift in Gulliver’s Travels, Shakespeare in his tragedies, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis in their fantasies. In our own day, we see the technique employed — often transparently and with overt ideological content — in certain science- fiction chronicles, such as the Star Trek series. Even when clumsily employed, the technique remains effective, for the natural human tendency to respond hostilely to criticism is generally averted when that criticism appears to be directed at another. The unwitting target of correction may even endorse the complaint, confident that it does not apply to him. All of which reminds me of a story. . . . — F.R. Duplantier, July 15, 2001

When the terrorist attack occurred two months after I published the commentary linked above, it seemed instantly to invigorate Americans with a renewed appreciation for the blessings of liberty and to fortify the self-assurance necessary to sustain them. But it quickly dissipated and we soon faced again the sad, steady deterioration of a culture whose people have lost faith in it.

  • Sep 09 / 2011
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Forgetting 9-11?

John Howard sees “in the period following the September 11th devastation an opportunity, as well as a need, for people to rethink the purposes of their lives. . . .”

“National leaders are quoting the Bible and calling for prayer,” Gene Edward Veith reports. “Flags are coming out of the closet.” — Behind The Headlines, October 2001

How can we rekindle this?

  • Sep 05 / 2011
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Your Weekly Politickle: ONNA STOODINT

Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:

“in are distrik we, de bestes
way mutch, betta den de restes
we mist, lotsa daze
but gots, strat A’s
cuz are teacha, fixt are testes”

From the archive:

We’ve spent several billion so far,
And still we have failed in our chore.
Our schools are a mess,
But they could be the best
If we just spent a few billion more.

Show us where in the argumentation
For new “standards” in education
Is their rigorous quality
Or idle frivolity
Given any consideration.

“We ignore those impossible pests
And their parents’ complaints and requests:
As a matter of prudence,
We disregard students
And focus on feathering our nests.”

The teacher now has a new ploy
For the youngster who tends to annoy:
For fussin’ and fidgetin’,
Prescribe him some ritalin
And cure him of being a boy!

Musicians must master harmonics
Just as airmen absorb avionics,
But pedagogues flout
The need to “sound out”
And reject all instruction in phonics.

Johnny’s schooling has been all for naught
When he doesn’t know half that he ought.
If he barely can read,
But knows well how to breed,
Can you guess what Johnny’s been taught?

If you want to be part of the team,
You’ll have to agree with our theme:
Kids don’t really need
To learn how to read
As long as they have self-esteem.

Now our schools have security directors,
Electronic surveillance by sectors,
To keep kids safe and sound
As their scores plummet down
What we need are some mental detectors.

Last week’s limerick:

Evil Earthlings refuse to cut back!
Angry aliens launch an attack!
— NASA’s now using “science”
To foster compliance
With the goals of the globalist claque!

  • Sep 03 / 2011
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You May Be Eligible for a Tuition Refund!

If you have not read the great encyclical Divini Redemptoris of Pius XI, it is worth your time to do so. The Holy Father wrote to warn the world about the dangers of Communism, dangers that are the more dangerous because they are insidious. Of course, to some, even using the word “Communism” assigns your opinion to the dust bin. It is not fashionable to say. — The Timman

Does all this sound foreign to you? If it does, you’re an ignoramus. Communism was just the 19th and 20th Century version of Satan’s age-old swindle. If you don’t understand this, you need to get a refund from every school you ever attended.

  • Sep 02 / 2011
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Get Ready for Constitution Day!

Is your child’s school planning a special celebration of the U.S. Constitution? It should. Federal law requires every school that receives federal funds to provide an educational program about the U.S. Constitution during the week of September 17th. Every parent should call the school their child attends and ask if such a program is planned. If no such program is planned, then each parent should ask why, and offer to provide an educational video to help the school meet its obligation. — Henry Lamb, Freedom.org

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