Since Nov 12, 2000
Tagline retirement home:
Tagline: Tagline.txt not found. Abort, Retry, Fail?
Thread: NBC's Senator Sterling: Bush a Bad President (NBC Hour-Long Commercial For Demmycrats)
Secret meaning: Everyone else had a tagline. I needed one too.
Tagline: Paranoia is when you realize that tin foil hats just focus the mind control beams.
Thread: The Is-There-A-Run-On-Duct-Tape-Yet? thread
Secret meaning: Response to general tin-foil-hat paranoia.
Tagline: France: The whore for Babylon
Thread: 'Hitler's Pope' tried to help Jews, say documents
Secret meaning: Pre-war French actions were annoying me.
Tagline: Donate to FR. End the fundraising quagmire against the Fedayeen Snuggles.
Thread: Our Anti-Laissez-Faire-Society
Secret meaning: A fundraising thread featured the Snuggle bear. I hate Satan's teddy bear.
Tagline: Paranoia is when you realize that tin foil hats just focus the mind control beams.
Secret meaning: got tired of the previous FR fundraising tagline
Tagline: Conservatives see 1984 as a warning. Liberals see it as an instruction manual.
Thread: Hillary Says Buying Books A Luxury For Most People
Secret meaning: I was comparing Hillary's loose relationship with facts with 1984.
Tagline: A flash mob of one.
Thread: Anarchy rules! Flash mobs are fast growing around the world.
Secret meaning: Flash mobs were hot. Now they're not. What is my excuse for my behavior now?
Tagline: Master of the single entendre
Thread: Who Says You Can't Buy Votes? (Taco Bell)
Secret meaning: crude comment involving Georgy Russel who was running for California Governor
Tagline: Fight Czarism in America!
Thread: BMI Sues Indianapolis Bar Over Karaoke
Secret meaning: Too many WOsD threads
Tagline: Current time travel velocity: 3600 seconds/hour
Thread: General Clark Wants To Focus U. S. Resources and On Unlocking The Secrets Of Time Travel
Secret meaning: If I wanted Art Bell to be president, I would vote for Art Bell
Tagline: Pining for the fjords
Thread: Tarantino clears it up -- 'Kill Bill' is great for kids
Secret meaning: Quoted from Salad Days by Python
Tagline: Global warming=fresh picked Ohio bananas. Yummy!
Thread: Climate Change In The Vineyards: The Taste Of Global Warming
Secret meaning: Who says that everything about global warming would be bad?
Tagline: The difference between drunken sailors and Congress is that the sailors spend their own money
Thread: G.O.P. Drops Plan to Use Luxury Liner for Convention
Secret meaning: Bipartisanship is when the Democrats and Republicans agree to raid my wallet.
Tagline: A little bloodletting and some boar's vomit, and he'll be fine!
Thread: Sharpton on 'SNL' thrusts equal time (FCC equal-time rule) into spotlight
Secret meaning: Sharpton's SNL got bumped for a Best of Steve Martin on my local station. The quote is from Theodoric of York.
Tagline: Plate Teutonics: The theory that Germans are moving the continents.
Thread: Print-on-demand lets anyone tell a story but where's the audience to read it?
Secret meaning: Weird pun on Tectonic vs. Teutonic. If you knew me personally, this is what you would have to endure.
Tagline:Dean's problem is that he's upset that someone stole his strawberries.
Thread: Companies Benefit When Employees Die
Secret meaning: Howard Dean goes nuts on national TV (actually it just seemed forced, like the script said "holler" and that's what came out).
Tagline:"No war for oil" wasn't a war protest. It was a transaction for Saddam's bribe money.
Thread:James Lileks: Every Laptop a Truth Squad
Secret meaning: French (and many other) officials are on the list of people Saddam bribed.
Tagline: A populist is someone who has to pawn his "Dogs playing poker", not mortgage his Renoirs.
Thread:The privileged act worried
Secret meaning: Kerry's playing on the poor and middle class vs. the rich? Puhleeeze.
Tagline: The idea of five Supreme Court justices appointed by President Kerry chills me to the bone.
Thread: Missing Russian [presidential candidate] May Have Been in Hiding
Secret meaning: I was commenting on whether it would be better to have the current situation or a Democrat President gridlocked by Congress
Tagline: Maybe we can convice China that RINO horns are good medicine. Start hunting them to extinction.
Thread: I-80 may become toll road
Secret meaning: Voinovich and DeWine dropped trou and crapped on the second amendment to vote for the AWB extenion.
Tagline:Sweetest sound on earth: the clink of a dental hygienist finally putting down the scraping tools
Thread: Fast-rising gas prices set records in 2 states
Secret meaning: Guess who just had a trip to the dentist.
Tagline: Bill Clinton is the Neville Chamberlain of the War on Terror.
Thread: America's Churchill (President Bush)
Secret meaning: The multiple bombings of Spain opened up a new front in the War on Terror. Bush will respond while Clinton would have ignored, appeased, or lobbed a couple of ineffective cruise missiles. (Also I'm finally getting over my dental visit.)
Tagline: Clinton, advised by Dick Clarke, did nothing. - Ann Coulter 4/1/04, How 9-11 Happened
Thread: How 9-11 Happened - Ann Coulter
Secret meaning: Ann tore apart Clinton and Clarke. Mmmmm, Ann!
Tagline: Teach a Democrat to fish and he will curse you for not just giving him the fish.
Thread:Police chief's gun proposal is reasonable
Secret meaning:The "Give a man a fish/teach a man to fish" saying needed an update for modern Democrats.
Tagline: If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Warm & sour lemonade because life didn't give ice & sugar.
Thread: Book- IMPERIAL HUBRIS by 'Anonymous' (Current Senior Official) To Claim America Losing WoT
Secret meaning: 2nd in a series of turning cliches on their heads. It goes well with my inner cynic.
Almost a tagline but I never got around to posting it: I think that deserves a repost including a suggestion of how the Senator might entertain himself.
Secret meaning: Charles Krautheimer 6/25/04 on Cheney's f-bombing Leaky Leahy.
Tagline: You can lead a liberal to the facts but you can't make him think.
Thread: Pregnant Driver Taking Off Shoes Strikes 3 Boys, Kills 1
Secret meaning: Next in the series of cliches turned upside down.
Tagline: This is Ohio. If you don't have a brewski in your hand you might as well be wearing a dress.
Thread: Digitizing The Voices Of The Past
Secret meaning: Ahhhnold called his opponents "girlie men".
Tagline: Sandy, is that a top secret document in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
Thread: What you have to believe to be Republican...
Secret meaning: Sandy Burglar's document theft is just too easy to pass up. The previous tagline may come back in the future.
Tagline: cong rec 27.3.86 jk speech doubleplusungood malreported cambodia rectify
Thread: JANUARY -- NOT CHRISTMAS -- KERRY IN CAMBODIA (More Flip-Flop Spin!)
Secret meaning: John Kerry's "revision" of his seared memory of Christmas in Cambodia story had a certain 1984 feel to it. Now the doubleplusungood reference to it in the Congressional Record will have to be rectified.
Tagline:If they couldn't stand up to ...Howard Dean..., how can we expect them to stand up to Al Queda?
Thread: DIM Email Action Alert (Here's What You Need to do....)
Secret meaning: Full quote: "If they couldn't stand up to the pressures that Howard Dean represented, how can we expect them to stand up to Al Queda?" from Cheney's spanking of Edwards.
Tagline:" This is the best election night in history." -- DNC Chief Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04
Thread: What a Bush win will mean for Europe
Secret meaning: Terry was right, just a little early.
Tagline: In a just world, Arafat would have died at the end of a rope.
Thread: HILLARYWATCH RADAR ALERT: She's Moving Center!
Secret meaning: Only say good things about the dead. It's good that Arafat finally is dead.
Tagline: Blackwell for Governor 2006: hated by the 'Rats, feared by the RINOs.)
Thread: Paint It Blackwell
Secret meaning: Nothing secret about it. Blackwell is the best choice for Ohio Governor (at least until he aims higher).
Tagline: Relying on government for your retirement is like playing Russian roulette with an semi auto pistol.
Thread: The Road to Serfdom (Link to the Readers' Digest Condensed Version in PDF!)
Secret meaning: Lots of talk recently about how to save Social Security. Not a lot of talk about why we shouldn't trust the Feds with any of our money.
Tagline: Republicans and Democrats no longer exist. There are only Fabian and revolutionary socialists.
Thread:Filibuster showdown averted (with RINO names)
Secret meaning: The party formerly known as the Republicans surrender again.
Tagline: Bork should have had Kennedy's USSC seat and Kelo v. New London would have gone the other way.
Thread: Will Court Curb Eminent Domain? (Feb 2005 Editorial!!!)
Secret meaning: The 5 brown shirts in black robes (Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer) just wiped their asses with the Constitution again. There are no property rights in the United Socialist States of America anymore.
Tagline:We need a strict constructionist - not someone who plays shadow puppet theatre with the Constitution
Thread: Chief Justice William Rehnquist just died!
Secret meaning: Conservatives take the Constitution as it is and make rulings pointing to specific clauses in it. Liberals can take the Constitution and make a dog, or a bird, or an unlimited right to abortion, or a duck with it.
Tagline: We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Instead we got a Bush crony. :-(.
Thread: Franck & Miers (Mark Levin's take on Harriet Miers)
Secret meaning: Why do we keep letting "Lucy" Bush set up the football for us to kick. If Senator Reid can support Harriet Miers, I can't. I wanted a Constitutional scholar; instead we get someone with a history as a corporate lawyer. I have my doubts that she will even take Justice O'Connor's strong stance on private property in the Kelo decision. I had been hoping Justices Stevens and Ginsburg would retire so Bush could appoint more Scalia/Thomas clones. Now I have no hope for Bush appointments - only fear of Hillary appointments.
Tagline: We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Maybe next time.
Thread: Miers is dead in the water
Secret meaning: My last tagline was a little too negative (but only a little). This one ends with a little bit of hope.
Tagline: We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Maybe
next this time.
Thread: Whom should Bush nominate now? --- Online Poll
Secret meaning: When I say Supreme Court I want you to shout Brown!
Tagline:We were promised someone in the Scalia/Thomas mold. Let's keep it going with future nominees.
Thread: Caption This (Photo of Alito's family in front of Clinton portrait)
Secret meaning: Alito! I love the sound of crying Democrats in the morning. It sounds like victory!
Tagline: In memory of Alvin Owen, Thsai-Shai Yang, Yen-I Yang and Yee Chen Lin:the victims of Tookie Williams
Thread: Nov. 30 John and Ken Show - 5pm TOOKIE MUST DIE HOUR
Secret meaning: Tookie Williams has lived 26 years more than his victims. That's 26 years too long.
Tagline: What is the most obscene gesture to a Democrat? An Iraqi voter showing him a stained finger.
Thread: New York, Once a Lure, Is Slowly Losing the Creative Set
Secret meaning: The Dems and their MSM lackeys are doing their best to ignore democracy in Iraq.
Tagline: Hey Fat Ted: Alito is the judge, Mojito is what you're drinking. Try to remember the difference.
Thread: The Crying Game (Leftists jump the shark)
Secret meaning: Crashman and his dog Splash just embarass themselves at the Alito confirmation hearing.
Tagline: During wartime, some whistles should not be blown. - Orson Scott Card
Thread: Orson Scott Card: Iraq -- Quit or Stay? [a very comprehensive review]
Secret meaning: A great quote smacking down those who worship whistleblowing (but at the same time want to hide the complete Barrett report from the public). Loose lips sink ships.
Tagline: In this year's White House play, Henry VI part II, VP Cheney got the role of Dick the Butcher.
Thread: TV comedians target Cheney hunting accident.
Secret meaning: The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. Bang! (oops, had IV instead of VI for a few posts).
Tagline: Next Olympics I want wide track bobsledding. Four sleds on the track at once - like Ben Hur on ice.
Thread: Not watching the Olympics? Too bad for you.
Secret meaning: Snowboard cross was much more fun than I expected. The winter olympic events I'm liking best are those that put competitors in contact with each other: Hockey, short track speed skating and snowboard cross. Now we need an event which would spice up bobsledding.
Tagline: The tree of liberty is getting awfully parched.
Thread: NJ Bill Would Prohibit Anonymous Posts on Forums...
Secret meaning: Politicians aren't even pretending to protect freedom anymore.
Tagline: If you have a leaking pipe, you shut off the water valve before deciding on amnesty for the puddles.
Thread: The Patent Inside
Secret meaning: We must not make the same mistake we did with the 1986 illegal alien amnesty law. Control the border first, then we can talk about what to do with the illegals here currently.
Tagline: Congress, since you only understand Spanish here is my proposal: ¡Amnistía, no! ¡Deportación, sí!
Thread: Frist Will Try Anew for Immigration Bil
Secret meaning: Spanish is apparently the only language our
overlords, er, uh, elected representatives understand
Tagline: Contrary to those who say that United 93 was released too soon, I fear it was shown far too late.
Thread: Minutemen say they've made a difference, but critics disagree
Secret meaning: I just got back from seeing United 93. I have never been with an audience so quiet during a movie. I only heard one person crying during the movie, but I am sure more were doing so quietly. I didn't - I just sat there enraged with the hair on my arms standing up.
Tagline: Never ask a Kennedy if he'll have another drink. It's nobody's business how much he's had already.
Thread: Family Kicked Out of Buffet Restaurant
Secret meaning: Had to cut down the Caddyshack quote to make it fit.
Tagline: Loose lips sink ships - and the New York Times really doesn't have a problem with sinking ships.
Thread: Germany Out of the World Cup
Secret meaning: Once again the NYT releases classified info. Do they actually think they will have more freedom of the press under the Sharia?
Tagline: "Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper" - Thomas Jefferson
Thread: Don't Read This Or you may be an Internet addict.
Secret meaning: Full quote "I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper." - Thomas Jefferson Letter to Nathaniel Macon January 12 1819. I guess Ye Olde Fauxtoshoppeing was easier in the early 1800s when an artist just had to create a new etching instead of trying to modify an old one.
Tagline: UN Security Council resolution 1701: I believe it is ceasefire for our time.
Thread: Bush: 'Iran Must Stop Support of Terror' [The Lebanon Fiasco Should Help The Cause...END SARC.]
Secret meaning: 1701 will go down in history with Chamberlain's peace in our time. At the best it will delay the war until later and result in more bloodshed. At the worst it will delay it until Israel either is beaten badly in the war or defeated.
Tagline: Dems - Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet few of you have heart enough to join them.
Thread: Bob Beckel Threatens Rumsfeld With Violence
Secret meaning: Paraphrase of Thomas Paine's statement on Tories from The Crisis.
And what is a Tory? Good God! What is he? I should not be afraid to go with a hundred Whigs against a thousand Tories, were they to attempt to get into arms. Every Tory is a coward; for servile, slavish, self-interested fear is the foundation of Toryism; and a man under such influence, though he may be cruel, never can be brave.
But, before the line of irrecoverable separation be drawn between us, let us reason the matter together: Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet not one in a thousand of you has heart enough to join him.
Tagline: I fear that we are the RINOs. The real Republican party is the big government Dem-lite party.
Thread: Top 10 RINOs (Republican In Name Only)
Secret meaning: Not all that secret. The Republican is the big spending, big government, anti-freedom party mark 2 - not quite as bad as the dems, but far, far from good.
Tagline: Do not remove this tagline under penalty of law.)
Thread: Single flat sales tax is fair, and it solves some problems
Secret meaning: Decided to kill off the RINO tagline before the election. I have to vote for one, you might have to also. (Yech! Election noseclip in position. Pressing DeWine Button.)
Tagline: Hey Kerry, What part of showing heels and ass is a winning strategy in Iraq?
Thread: Live Thread: Kerry to hold news conference at 2PM EST
Secret meaning: Kerry just digs his hole deeper.
Tagline: Baker's Iraq Surrender Group - warming up the last helicopter out of Baghdad.
Thread: FYI: Outgoing Santorum votes AGAINST Gates (SecDef Nomination) (mocks 'talking' with Iran)
Secret meaning: The War on Terrorism isn't another Vietnam. It took us a lot longer back then to cut, run and turn our allies over to the tender mercies of our enemies. We have met the French and they are us.
Tagline: Somoans: The (low) wage slaves in the Pelosi-Starkist complex.
Thread: StarKis(t)ing Nancy Pelosi [[Kathryn Jean Lopez.....]
Secret meaning: So Nancy, are the Somoans not good enough to pay the new minimum wage or is Starkist too good to pay it? What is the legislative history of this exemption.
Tagline: Parker v. DC, the best court decision of the year.
Thread: DC Circuit strikes down DC gun law
Secret meaning: The DC District Court has ruled that the second amendment actually means what it says with "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Judges Silberman and Griffith should be on the US Supreme Court.
Tagline: A base looking for a party.
Thread: Bush's Deal: Border Cash for Amnesty
Secret meaning: Well, the GOP has decided that it doesn't need its base. Fine! I'm open to a party which does need one.
Tagline: May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.
Thread: Goodbye from Eurotwit!
Secret meaning: During Eurotwit's unfortunate opus I expressed my hope that the Europeans would follow their great defenders in the battle against Islamic expansionism.
Tagline: Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.
Thread: Thompson's Latest Ad, Set at the Extremely Well-Read Diner
Secret meaning: The sovereignty of this nation rests in its people. If the politicians take it away, they must be removed like any other cancer. Hopefully the ballot box is sufficient.
Tagline: Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.
Thread: Is The Left Throwing Hillary Under The Bus?
Secret meaning: Schadenfreude isn't enough. I have to focus it just on the 'Rats.
Tagline: Pray for Rattendämmerung: the final mutually destructive battle between Obama and Hillary in Denver.
Thread: My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore
Secret meaning: Twilight of the 'Rats. If only the fight can continue bitterly for a few more months.
Tagline: the Clinton dream of being a two impeachment family goes right down the drain. - Letterman
Thread: The Obama Presidency in Review (Satire)
Secret meaning: full quote - "But you know, in the larger sense, Hillary Clinton ending her campaign is really kind of sad, because it means the Clinton dream of being a two impeachment family goes right down the drain." David Letterman 6/6/2008 So much for my dream of the Twilight of the 'Rats in Denver. One 'Rat hit nightfall too early.
Tagline: Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.
Thread: APNewsBreak: Companies get OK to annoy polar bears
Secret meaning: The Clinton joke wasn't all that good. Also, I thought of my new quote a while ago and I finally found a thread to use it. In case you wonder, no I don't think that whales should be hunted for oil - they should be farm raised.
Tagline: The break-in of Gov. Palin's email account is the equivalent of Watergate break-in.
Thread: Michelle Malkin: Sarah Palins private e-mail hacked, family photos raided
Secret meaning: No secret about it - those responsible should spend at least as much time in jail as people like G. Gordon Liddy.
Tagline: The $700B bail out is giving parachutes to bankers while we must keep our seat belts on and shut up.
Thread: Stupidity breeds contempt
Secret meaning: The tagline had to be cut down to fit. We're spending $700 billion to buy parachutes to allow the pilots of our financial plane a chance to jump to safety while we have to go down in the crash. We have had decades of financial irresponsibility of living on debt instead of production. Now is the time when the stupidity will be washed from the system. If the government "rescues" it, then the recovery will take as long as the Great Depression.
Tagline: Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs
Thread: Ethanol passes key transportation test
Secret meaning: What is there to explain? Obamaism = Marxism. Not as bloody (yet), but look at the way his supporters in government offices in various states, especially Missouri, have used their power to try to shut down any opposition to Obamaism.
Tagline: 11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?
Thread:Canadians To Americans: Don't Call Us Socialists!
Secret meaning: No secret, when you have the Republicans nationalizing the banking industry they can't very well argue that they are the capitalist party, merely the slower of the two socialists parties.
Tagline: On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?
Thread: Stopping the rockets a necessity
Secret meaning: The Israeli response to the Hamas terrorist rocket attacks of the past few years has one side clearly in the right and the other clearly in the wrong. As usual, the MSM, UN and 'Rat party will confuse evil and good.
Tagline: Obama: removing the speed limit on the Road to Serfdom
Thread: Cleveland Tea Party
Secret meaning: Obama brings Change for the worse. I Hope it ends soon.
Tagline: No free man bows to a foreign king.
Thread: Net Users Vent Frustration At Time Warner
Secret meaning: Obama's display of obsequiousness to the Saudi king was beyond disgusting. He represented all of us when he bowed to the Saudis. He might as well have pulled off his pants and bent over for King Abdullah.
Tagline: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.
Thread:Yankees, Giants, Dodgers Results; Standings (6/4/39)
Secret meaning: The current (and to some extent previous) administration's take over of industry is right out of Das Kapital.
Tagline: As a child Obama was rejected from Little League because of lack of a birth certificate.
Thread: Whites need not apply
Secret meaning: What a pitch at the All Star Game. Obama is a 57-foot pitcher in a 60-foot world. Even the press tried to cover for him.
Tagline: Obama's medical nationalization bill reads like Atlas Shrugged with doctors instead of railroads.
Thread: response from bill nelson on the current healthcare reform bill.....
Secret meaning: The page after page of government bureaucrats and boards in Obama's plan look like the nightmare world of Atlas Shrugged without the hope of a John Galt arising to pull the supports out from under it to collapse it and rebuild something new and better. Instead it will just collapse and crush us all.
Tagline: "I can run wild for six months
after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto
Thread:MSNBC Anchor: '"Socialist" Is Becoming the New N-word'(Barf-o-rama!)
Secret meaning: Modification of the quote attributed to Admiral Yamamoto. Hopefully Obama has hit the high water mark at six months after his inauguration and Obamacare is his Battle of Midway.
Tagline:Rio: Gold / Madrid: Silver / Tokyo: Bronze / Obama: Lead weight.)
Thread: Caption the Obama's going for the gold
Secret meaning: To quote the great philosopher Nelson Muntz on Obama losing the Olympics for Chicago: Ha Ha!
Tagline: Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.
Thread: CONTEST: "Awarding Obama the Nobel Peace Prize is like...."
Secret meaning: Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize? WTF?
Tagline: Any similarity between V and the Obama admin is just that of Obama and any other totalitarian regime
Thread:"V" Open Thread (It's hopey changey)
Secret meaning: So is V about Obama directly or indirectly? I fear that ABC will make the aliens more "Republican" when people start linking them to Obama.
Tagline: Obamalaise - the new mood for America.
Thread:AP to Americans : Stop being grouchy
Secret meaning: Well, I thought it was a new word until I googled it and found 800 pages already using it.
Tagline: Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.
Thread: Freezing weather strikes Europe
Secret meaning: Yet another cold snap when Al Gore goes to a global warming event. He has some supernatural power.
Tagline:Special SOTU tagline: YOU LIE!
Thread:LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010
Secret meaning: not much of a secret.
Tagline: (New Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!
Thread: Lighting of 2010 Winter Olympic Flame Suffers Cauldron Malfunction in Vancouver - Video 2/12/10
Secret meaning: Will someone please staple Costas's lips together.
Tagline: Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.
Thread: Tora Tora Tora
Secret meaning: Richard Henry Lee of Virginia described the original Intolerable Acts as "a most wicked System for destroying the liberty of America". Obamacare is many times worse.
Tagline: I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal"
Thread: Charge of Crony Capitalism Rebutted
Secret meaning: Once again I was momentarily fooled by John Semmens' satire.
Tagline:Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.
Thread: 2nd Amendment Rights Finally Considered a Right for Black Chicagoans Too!
Secret meaning: Gun control was implemented in the South to deny newly freed blacks the opportunity to protect themselves against the Klan and to keep them from voting for Republicans.
Tagline: Mid and upper classes revolt because of a hunger of the soul, which gov't action cannot easily sate.
Secret meaning: The full idea I came up with is "The poor will usually revolt because of a hunger of the belly, which government action can often appease or focus for its own goals. The middle and upper classes are more likely to revolt because of a hunger of the soul, which government action cannot so easily sate." I came up with this because of a thread where a reporter was complaining that the Tea Partiers were all "rich", to which I responded that most of the leaders of the American Revolution were lawyers, gentlemen farmers and businessmen who would have done quite well financially if they had not rebelled. They risked, and in some cases lost, everything for freedom.
Tagline: Grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! Oot piffoo blaboo...
Thread: N. Korea: Kim Jong-ils youngest son named general(so is his sister)
Secret meaning: From Bloom County http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/2010/03/29/ when Opus has some teleprompter problems, just like our current Dear Reader.
Tagline: (Dems' response to 11/2: Do not go gentle into that new day,Rage,rage against the coming of the dawn!
Thread: DUmmie FUnnies 11-01-10 (Some DUmmies Resigning Themselves to BIG Election Loss)
Secret meaning: A paraphrase of Dylan Thomas's poem Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night.
Tagline: All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat
Thread: Bank Analyst, Meredith Whitney sees 5,000 bank branches closing
Secret meaning: I just downloaded "Essays on Political Economy" from Amazon because it was free and had a copy of "The Law" in it. That quote came from the last line of "What is Money?" which is just full of quotable material. Expect more Bastiat quotes in the future.
Tagline: Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.
Thread: Nancy Pelosi says repealing health care law would do violence to deficit
Secret meaning: For the first time since 1947 there are no Kennedies in elected office in Washington. I'm sure they want to fix that "mistake", but for now we are free of that family of reprobates.
Tagline: Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.
Thread: Schumber directs Senate Democrats to paint GOP spending cuts as 'extreme'
Secret meaning: Chuck-you Schumer thought that he was secretly telling other Dem senators to repeat the word "extreme" when referring to Tea Partiers. I welcome that appellation. As Barry Goldwater said: "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"
Tagline: The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.
Thread: Obese man fights to get funding for gastric band surgery (UK - NHS)
Secret meaning: The Democrats demand of "shared" sacrifice reeks of a demand of human sacrifice with the highest income (not necessarily richest and certainly not old money Democrats) serving as the sacrifice. Don't worry, they'll get down to you pretty quickly.
Tagline: The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.
Thread: The tea party's terrorist tactics
Secret meaning: The Boehner plan of cutting a debt increase of $10 trillion increase in debt to a mere $9 trillion is pathetically weak. Start cutting from a zero baseline rather than assuming a 6-7% increase in government every year as a baseline.
Tagline: Due to the earthquake the president has officially implemented Rule 18-1
Thread: EARTHQUAKE JUST HIT DC AREA, MY HOUSE SHOOK LIKE xxx [Prelim 5.8 in VA]
Secret meaning: Rules of Golf
Rule 18: Ball Moved, Deflected or Stopped
18-1. By Outside Agency
If a ball at rest is moved by an outside agency, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced
Tagline: Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama
Thread: Pundits Push Myth of Tea Party-Republican Rivalry
Secret meaning: Just saw the Jefferson quote on a page tracking AttackWatch.com posts. It is an amazing contrast to Obama's hurried desparation.
Tagline: Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.
Thread:MSNBC Analyst: GOP Sees Herman Cain as a 'Black Man Who Knows His Place' (Racist barf alert)
Secret meaning: The Dems are not a bit happy about Herman Cain showing everyone how to follow the drinking gourd to freedom.
Tagline: You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?
Thread: 'We the People Loses Appeal With People Around the World
Secret meaning: The difference between the taxing and control of the Obama administration and slavery is only one of degree. Am I truly free if only half my life belongs to me?
Tagline: (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!
Thread: Ten Things to Hate About Olympics
Secret meaning: Will someone please staple Costas's lips together.
Tagline: Cardinal Dolan's DNC prayer is titled "Ritus exorcizandi obsessor a daemonio".
Thread: Cardinal Dolan - and Sister Simone Campbell - to bless the Democratic convention
Secret meaning: We're going to need more holy water for the DNC.
Tagline: "Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all
Thread:NO STADIUM 'WEATHER THREAT'
Secret meaning: The speaker at yesterday's Democratic National Convention told us that "Government is the only thing that we all belong to". That is a renunciation of Abraham Lincoln's reference to "government of the people, by the people and for the people" to be replaced with "a people of the government, by the government and under the government". I will not be a slave to the government! (Upon checking my recent taglines, 3 out of the last 5 refer to enslavement by the government in some way. I'm beginning to dig a rut which may eventually have to evolve into a trenchline.)
Tagline: Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.
Thread: Dems hope Biden can blunt Romney momentum post-debate (desperation) , but the idea originated on Hope Is the Thing With Feathers (Desperate Democrats Hide Behind Big Bird)
Secret meaning: I compared Big Bird to a cuckoo laying its eggs in other birds nests. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_parasite
Tagline: I'm tired of being beaten like a malcontent elf so Obama can pretend to be Santa.
Thread: Is the Christmas card dead?
Secret meaning: Ho! Ho! Ho! Why do the elves work in Santa's workshop? I've never seen how or if they're paid.
Tagline: Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.
Thread:The Game They Play: Since it's after midnight, we just voted to CUT taxes
Secret meaning: My disgust with the Republican Party increases every single day. Why do McConnell and Boehner pretend to be anything other than a fully owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party. Watching Congress is like watching pro wrestling when you know both "sides" go back to a single locker room and laugh at the rubes they fooled this week. At least the Democrats don't pretend to be anything other than socialists.
Other quotes that I may use in the future:
'If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.' - Mark Twain
Socialists cry Power to the people, and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really meanpower over people, power to the State. - Margaret Thatcher
Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." -- Thomas Mann
New from the author of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie": "If You Give a CEO a Billion Dollar Bailout"
And, we all know the underlying purpose of trying to circumvent the 2nd.
Never Forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldnt allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.
Obama: Chicago politics, Detroit economics.
"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt." - John Adams (looking for attribution)
Quote Coburn used from Thomas Jefferson: I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Actual quote from http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-foley?specfile=/texts/english/jefferson/foley/public/JefCycl.o2w&act=surround&offset=2976537&tag=2358.+ECONOMY,+Happiness+and.+--+&query=labors&id=JCE2358
f we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. --
Deer, skeet and burglars aren't dangers to "the security of a free state". Government is.
Picture in the on deck circle.
Great quotes from Adams and Madison. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2306481/posts#12
More great quotes from Madison: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2971421/posts, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2971789/posts#3
CSPI idiocy list: "Chinese food: the new yellow peril", "movie popcorn: kernels of death", "fried chicken: heart attack with a beak", "Food Porn: Mayonnaise Money Shot", "the Bugermeister Meisterburger toyless Sadness Meal".