Daiwa's Articles In Politics
May 18, 2014 by Daiwa
On Friday, the White House (President Obama) published a statement commemorating the 10th annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17th.

May 17th was also Armed Forces Day, a Federal Holiday established during the Truman administration to honor our military members for their patriotic service.  The White House statement commemorating Armed Forces Day and reminding us to honor...  oh, wait.
November 12, 2012 by Daiwa
If you get harassing blocked phone calls or anonymous emails, do you call the FBI?  And would they do anything but politely tell you to go pound sand?

To me, the strangest part of the Petraeus business is how the FBI got involved in the first place.  Supposedly, if the story is to be believed, a private citizen who claimed not to know what the anonymous hostile emails were about managed to persuade the FBI to go looking for the source.  Nothing I've read indicates she (Kell...
September 15, 2012 by Daiwa
I posted this in a reply elsewhere but I think it's worthy of its own thread.

Major face-palm moment. I’m still stunned by it. The only explanation is that the producer is insane.

NBC News, this evening’s newscast. Lester Holt presiding. A reporter conducts an interview of Libya’s President in which the President states unequivocally that the consulate attack was not a spontaneous uprising in response to a film or any other thing but rather a well-planned attack that ...
September 12, 2012 by Daiwa
I fume when I hear 9/11 being labeled a 'tragedy', often by well-intentioned people who should know better.

When people die in an earthquake, tornado, tsunami or hurricane, it's a tragedy.

9/11 was a barbaric, unspeakable, premeditated act of mass murder, conceived and carried out by the most depraved of all scum, unworthy of the word human.  It differed from Auschwitz only in its method and victims.

To label it a tragedy is to dishonor and trivialize those victims.

August 28, 2012 by Daiwa
Not that anyone here (or in the GOP) particularly cares, but the GOP lost one registered Republican today with the rules shenanigans at the convention.  I'll vote for Romney, but it's no longer a vote for him, rather a vote against Obama, and I'm re-registering as an Independent as soon as the local rules allow.  RINO jackwagons kicking the proverbial gift horse in the teeth.  Pure idiocy.  McCain must be so proud.
July 4, 2012 by Daiwa
But he may have won.
January 7, 2012 by Daiwa
Just something that ought to be read.  As one who can only take small, infrequent real-time doses of the hate, just to maintain a degree of immunity, I didn't catch any of this 'live'.
June 24, 2011 by Daiwa
What an elegant and devastating take-down of a piece by Time's Managing Editor.  Long, but I couldn't stop reading.  Just amazing.  I highly recommend it, especially to all my 'progressive' friends.
May 1, 2011 by Daiwa
I just happen to be watching Geraldo in the run-up to BO's surprise 'announcement' - the hyperventilating about what it might be about is just sickening.  Worse than Al Capone's Vault.  God save us.
April 29, 2011 by Daiwa
The signs showed up a couple of weeks ago along the main arterial street nearest my house (1/8 of a mile away).  We should shortly expect 'Road Work' brought to us by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The 'reinvestment':

Replacing perfectly good and undamaged 'ridged' handicapped corner access sidewalk ramps with new rust-colored ramps with nipples instead of ridges.

At least 10 guys and a cop were employed for 2 days at the intersection ne...
January 28, 2010 by Daiwa
Who can possibly dispute his utter contempt for the Constitution now?  What chutzpa and disrespect, with the members of SCOTUS sitting right in front of him.  I knew he had an ego, but this went so far beyond the pale I'm having trouble believing what my eyes saw and my ears heard.  And for the Dems to give him a standing O for it was breathtaking.

Absolutely disgusting.  Maybe not the last nail in the coffin, but close.
December 23, 2009 by Daiwa
The irony of CNN deriding her 'death panel' comment as 'Lie of the Year' during the same week that the Senate healthcare bill itself confirms the truth of her accusation is just too rich.

The IMAB will be real, unelected, unaccountable, unassailable - and forever untouchable if Reid has his way.  Not that you'd ever know from reading the NYT or watching NBC/ABC/CBS.  So confident in the merits of the idea are the Senate Dems that they are trying to immunize it against future repeal....
October 25, 2009 by Daiwa
H1N1 will largely have been here and gone by the time any meaningful number of people get vaccinated.

That fact has been met mostly with yawns, which I happen to think is the appropriate response, though now it's a Federal Emergency, after a fashion.

Wasn't always so.

Ah, the good old days.
October 19, 2009 by Daiwa
From a reply in a thread @ HotAir on the just-released Finance Committee Healthcare Reform Bill:

Liberalism is immoral.

Liberalism at its core is coercion and force. For all the moral preening the Left does about how much they care and how heartless we conservatives are the truth is quite the opposite. There is nothing kind about using the force of government to compel ostensibly free citizens to surrender significant portions of their labor and property (income) to the state to serve the ...
August 16, 2009 by Daiwa
Too well-done to not share.