I’ve always had a soft spot for the elderly particularly those of World War II age. One tends to not suspect them but remember crooks, scam artists and asses grow old just like everyone else. The passing of time doesn’t change what a person is.

This is apparently true for the angry left as they made it a point to chant against president Bush as he was introduced at the inaugural.

The election of President Obama is not going to magically change hateful angry people into gentlemen.

Althouse is not impressed.

It didn’t rate a page at Kos or Talkleft or Huffington. I’m so surprised.

Update: Chris Matthews is embarrassed, I didn’t know that was possible.

Ann Althouse is liveblogging the inaugural. Two entries stand out to me:

8:28: In the comments, Palladian is contrasting the media coverage of this inauguration and the last one. Sample comment: “Enjoy the lefties farting red, white and blue flowers while it lasts. As soon as the the correct candidate loses again, the flags will furl and the bile will flow once again in this Dark Empire.”

8:21: An experiment with biological/chemical weapon goes gruesomely awry for al Qaeda. Yes, laugh all you want and speculate about whether this will make al Qaeda fans think maybe God’s not on their side, but this is a glimpse of what they mean to do to us. George Bush did whatever he did to protect us from those devils, and some people fail to appreciate it when nothing happens. To make this properly part of this inauguration live-blog, do I need to add some message to Obama? I think the message is too obvious to need stating.

I remember Glenn Reynolds saying that the best part of the Democrats taking power is they will suddenly be willing to support the war on terror. Lets hope he is right.

We opined a couple of days ago about the hell and censorship and short sheeting of beds that the left suffered under the evil Bush-Hitler-Satan-Sauren et-al last week. You might remember this bit we quoted from the wall street journal:

As far as The Nation is concerned, just about every progressive bookstore, musician, theater troupe and mime is committed to fighting the stranglehold of censorship. Except, well, they don’t actually get censored

There was actually plenty of censorship going on during the Bush years, but not in America. I wrote about it often in the old HiWired blog before we went under. One example:

While the Net Neutrality debate continues in the USA, China shows the world how censorship is actually done:

On Monday authorities blocked the search engines of Sina.com and Sohu.com to try to upgrade their censorship capabilities, website staff said.

We all know how important upgrades are to a system.

She refused to specify what aspects of the search engine had been inspected. But on Tuesday Sina staff said the government was seeking to enhance the censorship capabilities to better preempt “unhealthy” content.

Yup; got to make sure those nasty words like Democracy and freedom are blocked properly…

…Back in the 80’s I had a co-worker whose family had been able to get out of the Soviet Union during the cold war. He had the gift of perspective that some lack.

Well we are still 15 hours away from the start of the Obama era and we are already seeing interesting stuff:

Exhibit A: Rap lyrics suddenly cleaned up can’t say boo to the CIA when it belongs to the one:

This politic bit of self-censorship is another, although I admit, I didn’t expect the agency that plays Snidely Whiplash in so many lefty fantasies to be absolved so soon. Then again, even by the standards of most Obama cultists, will.i.am’s always been unusually devout; if the avatar of Change asks you to suspend your criticism of the government in the interests of Hope, how do you tell him no

Not to worry commenter Scott explains all:

Has it occurred to anyone that will.i.am simply had the common sense to realize that under the circumstances, he needed to tone the song down? Or do people just assume he’s not that smart?

Posted By: Scott | January 19, 2009 at 04:59 PM

Right we all know how the left practiced decorum during the Bush years. Wasn’t there a disruption of a Rick Warren’s Martin Luther King Day Sermon just today?

Exhibit B Controversial items dropped from broadcasts and “speaker malfunctions“:

It turns out, Obama and his transition team didn’t want Robinson in the broadcast. His invocation was specifically referred to as part of the “pre-show” not included in the broadcast, which was again sold to HBO limiting the audience of it from the beginning.

That doesn’t even mention the fact that a large portion of the audience in attendance didn’t even hear the prayer because of a “speaker malfunction.” (From GetReligion.org contributer and Gannett reporter in Washington Mollie Ziegler: Friends who went down to the Lincoln Memorial reported that the microphone cut out just as Robinson began his prayer and only came back on as he said “Amen.”)

After all middle America that was fed pablum from the mainstream press is now paying attention. Can’t have them see his supporters saying the real stuff.

Exhibit C: Comedians can’t find anything funny about Obama:

Dan Gregor, the screenwriter, volunteered for the Obama campaign, working on phone banks with many comedians. “We felt, like, actual ownership of the political process in some way,” he said. “This felt like the right way to cap that off.”

That sounds awfully sincere. “It’s the death of comedy,” Mr. Gregor said. “We’ve entered the era of sincerity. That’s unfortunate because sincerity is pretty bland. But if it makes the world better, I’ll give up sarcasm.”

After all can’t bite the hand that they supported. Self censorship for political reasons. So much for the truth to power theory. After all they are too busy suddenly deciding that we are all Americans now and pledging to do all those good thing that they just couldn’t bring themselves to do with Bush in Office.

Andrew Breitbart answers them bluntly:

Remember this video: It is a instructive relic of the era of celebrity decadence and boutique anti-Republican activism under President Bush. It is a sickening display that they want fast and easy absolution for having comported themselves like ill-behaved children for eight difficult and war-torn years.

Good luck, President Obama. The rest of you can go to hell.

Exhibit D: The real thing officially announced by authorities:

Mason school officials said they are taking a proactive educational approach in advance of next week’s planned Inauguration Day activities.

“Inappropriate comments that may make other students, staff or families feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in school or on the bus will not be tolerated,” Superintendent Kevin Bright said in an e-mail sent to parents Monday, Jan. 12.

After all this is the one, not a conservative president or candidate. Was it only just 4 months ago that my son and I saw a school superintendent standing with students at a Palin appearance in NH as they screamed she was a bad mother because her daughter was unmarried and pregnant?

I suspect we will be seeing a lot of this stuff. And the media will entourage us conservatives to be quiet and go along.

Like Hell!

One of the things that I think is going to be quite a shock for the left in a couple of days is the lack of change in their lives with the departure of the US led by George W. Bush or as they would put it “hell“:

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime situation. The last eight years have been such hell.

Lets take a look at IMDB to see what kind of Hell the 44 year old Gloria Reuben has gone though since 2001: Continue reading “What now?”

I was looking at the Reclusive Leftist’s site and saw her shock at the cover of MS Magazine.

She was practically speechless, but other of her readers had more to say:

I have to say that if President-Elect is Ms. Magazine’s idea of what a feminist looks like, I would hate to see their vision of what an anti-feminist looks like.

Peacock and Lilies has the best and correct line:

UPDATE: Wholly shit, Batman! They are selling the poster separately, for, get this, $19.95! They’re calling it a feminist collector’s item.

Apparently this is what prostitution looks like.

She also examines the relevance of the image in comics and the fact that the image itself is an American icon. It is interesting reading.

She is exactly right. It is prostitution, you can’t go anywhere without seeing Obama Messiah stuff for sale. Ms. Magazine is just trying to cash in by jumping on the bandwagon.

As a practicing Roman Catholic Man who maintains Abortion an intrinsic evil (particularly when used selectively to prevent the birth of girls in the 3rd world and in India and China. ) I would not likely be considered anything remotely feminist by the blogs above.

However with them I thought the treatment of Hillary Clinton at best bordered on misogyny. The treatment of Palin was even worse. I was shocked to hear a 15 year old girl scream at me because Palin’s daughter was pregnant at a NH rally. Not feminism’s greatest moment. Media of all types have prostituted themselves to near cult status when it comes to the president elect. This is likely not going to change.

These blogs have every reason to be suspicious of the incoming administration and it wouldn’t surprise me to see those suspicions confirmed. I suspect they will not be the only ones on the left in that spot. We of the right aren’t expecting much so we will be less disappointed.

Update: I’ll wager that National Review and them are not on the same page too often either.

The saying goes you can indict an ham sandwich.

Apparently in Illinois that must not be true:

A federal judge on Monday gave prosecutors an additional three months to obtain a corruption indictment against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying the complexity of the case against him makes it “unreasonable” to expect the indictment sooner.

Via Don Surber, but in fairness Governor Blagojevich isn’t a ham sandwich, he is one of Illinois greatest governors.

The Firedog lake link brings up a point that will make things interesting.

With a large majority in the house, the presidency in hand and nearly 60 votes in the senate it will be very hard for the democratic party to not have responsibility for all that happens.

Even more importantly the angry left blogs will have a hard time blaming the GOP for failures, mistakes and agendas either enacted or ignored.

It will be fun to have them try to twist this without the usual venom.

Hotair’s quote of the day for Jan 6th illustrates this:

“There’s a left-wing tradition of being systematically opposed to the U.S. government, knee-jerk reactionary – most of our presidents have made it fairly easy to do,” said Jo Freeman, author of “At Berkeley in the Sixties,” a memoir of her student activism. “Those who view everything the U.S. does as automatically suspect already have a problem doing that with Obama.”…

I think they won’t be able to help themselves.

If you are not a person who follows Doctor Who you might not know that the four seasons of the revived series has one overriding theme. Rose Tyler, played by Billie Piper.

The doctor meeting, traveling with, slowly falling in love with, losing, tortured over her loss, being pursued by, re-united with, and shot dying in her arms, somehow surviving, and in the end both getting and losing her again at the same time.

So how ironic is it that Billie Piper’s series after Doctor Who was The Secret diary of a Call Girl and the newly chosen 11th doctor not only meet, bed each other (without payment) he uses his powers of deduction to solve a mystery.

They also appear together in a show called The Ruby in the smoke and actually flee from an explosion together.

Talk about typecasting!

Two notes:

#1 As the title might suggest any link to the Call girl series may have content that is not work safe or not proper for younger readers, follow at your own risk.

#2 As time permits I may add You Tube clips concerning the Doctor Who stuff so this post may change as the day goes on.