sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

November 8, 2012

What’s The Matter with California?

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 11:07 am

Good afternoon the United States of Obamalots!  For the first time since the Great Depression the country has voted for more of a bad economy.  And while FDR got points for being tough on America’s enemies, BHO gets points for accelerating the decline of American influence in world affairs.  A great deal of damage has been done by reelection of this gaunt, tired man to the fabric of American life and the American image abroad that cannot be undone.  We get what we deserve.  Here is the soundtrack for the election aftermath:

I love the American idea.  Even though at this point it’s safe to say that a small majority of my countryman, like most men and women everywhere in all times, don’t want freedom, I am not giving up.  I am going to take pride in being a part of a freedom-loving minority, and we are still a very large minority in this country, which is something.  It’s not going to be easy, but reviving the ideas of the Founders is not impossible.

I am keeping my spirits high.  Cultural issues are the most important to tackle and ridicule is a powerful weapon.  So I am going to popularize the term “ladyparts” to describe, well, you know, a certain kind of Democratic voter.  As in Sandra Ladyparts Fluke or ladyparts got free tampons under Obamacare.  On related note, check out “Minority Got Obama Phone” video at Linda’s.  I continue being amazed by small time greed of Obamalots.

I’m also amazed by people like one of my neighbors, who lost his programming job early in Obama’s first term and has since been living off some odd gigs.  Judging by the sad state of his teeth, they don’t pay too well.  People make fun of Appalachians, but this man — wow!  The schmuck voted himself another four years of unemployment because we must-must-must feel guilty for black slavery in the South, even if our own ancestors had nothing to do with it. And because the rich people are evil and the legal status of a tiny number of cohabiting lesbians has to be resolved through an intervention of the Federal government.

Then there is a mom I know who firmly believes that Republicans are waging a war on women.  Her biggest dream is to be able to stay home with her son.  But while she was able to talk the father of the child into impregnating her some years ago, he refuses to support them.  Did I mention that she went through two failed IVF cycles in an attempt to give her son a sibling?  I think the father is relieved.  But hey, contraception (which nobody was going to ban, by the way) allows women to take control of their reproductive cycle.  Ruh-ruh!  Marx would had called it false consciousness.

And how about all these people who don’t think that a dead ambassador is a big deal, but complain about people being mean to them when they go abroad?  And they thought that electing a black President will take care of that.

I’m describing my neighbors here, white Bay Area professionals, but it’s clear that many more in US think the way they do.  For further clues regarding the direction of this country, look at California.

On the morning of the election I woke up to some doofus on the radio pontificating about the lack of big ideas, like the speed train or stem cell research.  What he said, the voters were worried about is whether or not we can we afford new measures.  You see, he didn’t want California to be constrained by small things, like other people’s money.  (And, of course, California wasn’t.  As my readers probably heard, we approved Prop 30, a grab bag of tax hikes to subsidize a state bureaucracy.)  I, for one, found “big ideas” on the ballot.  Among them was the failed Prop 37, food labeling.  I think I know where it’s all going — a ban on food and household products not considered “organic’ and “sustainable”.  And people think California is cool.

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5 Comments »

  1. “And how about all these people who don’t think that a dead ambassador is a big deal, but complain about people being mean to them when they go abroad? And they thought that electing a black President will take care of that.”
    And there you have it:; the basic reason for your average elitist’s understanding of foreign affairs.

    Comment by heathermc — November 8, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

  2. Well said, Missy. We do get the nation we deserve. Stinks that we have to suffer economically before people wise up. But when birth control and cell phones are enough to buy their vote, well. It’s gonna take a pretty harsh bite to wake those folks up.

    I’m glad you are of good cheer. Help me stay that way too.

    best
    Lin

    Comment by nooneofanyimport — November 8, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

  3. Is it too late to give California back to Mexico?

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — November 9, 2012 @ 2:17 am

  4. Good for you, Edge. Lovers of freedom never stop fighting for freedom. The great American experiment has been given a leathal injection of stupid. It will not recover. It won’t be easy but freedom lovers will find a way to enjoy much more freedom than people now think. Stay the course, my friend!

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — November 9, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

  5. Great song!

    “Then there is a mom I know who firmly believes that Republicans are waging a war on women. ”

    My aunt believes the same thing. When I have tried to talk to her she gets all Madcow on me and babbles like there’s no tomorrow.

    I think some people need to fill their lives with demons and, for them, it’s the GOP when they watch MSNBC.

    Comment by Harrison — November 9, 2012 @ 8:13 pm


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