Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Black Dog

I’m not going to write anything about the election. I woke up this morning and everything was just too depressing to contemplate.

Other people are covering it in depth; start at Gateway Pundit and move on from there.

The administration and the Republicans did a terrible job, but they’ve got an uphill battle, anyway, with the entire mainstream media in lockstep against them, and foursquare behind the Islamists. I can’t see any opportunities for change unless the 910 Group can somehow acquire a major media outlet. You working on that, guys?

The Iranians will now get their nukes, and then other Middle Eastern countries will race to get their own. All the corrupt and tyrannical regimes will want to have the bomb, and then it’s only a matter of time until the terrorists have one of their very own.

I think I’ll go back to bed. Wake me up for Armageddon.

19 comments:

Wally Ballou said...

To quote Freewheelin' Franklin, "Armageddon outta here".

Hope you're ready for the "Online Media Fairness and Decency Act of 2007" Re-education camp for all you hateful bloggers.


At least Chafee lost, so he didn't have a chance to defect.

El Jefe Maximo said...

I've had the Black Dog for weeks, seeing this coming...s'why I haven't been round so much.

Still...in a twisted way, I'm an optimist. Armageddon looks to be coming, yes. Not sure whose though. It's just that all the less lethal, less painful alternatives are being locked off.

James Higham said...

Allow me, a mere limey, just this once, to feel real proud. I picked Virginia and the last time I had it right over there was when I picked the homeruns in an Angels game when they were still in Anaheim.

Yorkshireminer said...

Don't worry Baron you are in good company Churchill used to use the same expression to describe his periods of depression, which is where I assume you gleaned the expression from. Its the manic part that is important.

Papa Ray said...

Here is two quotes that I think apply to the present mess we are all in.

"Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody." Franklin P Adams

"A whore's vote is just as good as a debutante's." Sam Rayburn

But I like my Dad's quote the best.

"Politicians forget too easy who the hell they are working for."

The Repubs forgot that, being in power so long, I guess they thought they were unaccountable to the people who elected them.

I bet they remember now.

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

Nate said...

Lighten up, fellas. We lost the House and probably the Senate too. That sucks.

But do you know what?! That doesn't change a damn thing. We still have a war to fight. We still have to fight appeasers within our own country and government. The appeasers have gained some strength.

Fundamentally, the situation is unchanged.

Sharpen your swords. Keep the powder dry. Be smarter than the bad guy. Get back to your principles of small government, reform, etc. Don't pander, and make no apologies.

Remember that to any stoic, despair is the cardinal sin. Stoicism is the warrior philosophy. In this fight, we who speak and we who fight are all warriors. Do not despair.

And if nothing else, attack.

"Retreat?! Hell...we're just attacking in a different direction!"
-LtGen Lewis "Chesty" Puller upon finding out that his division is surrounded by 6 Chinese divisions in North Korea.

Attack.

Dymphna said...

With Rummy's resignation, I am awaiting the impeachment proceedings against Bush and Cheney. This is going to be ugly before it's over.

And then we face the black hole of 2008. These are not "interesting" times, they are dark times, as dark as 1938.

Pastorius said...

The good news is the Islamonuts will only have enough nukes for a few US cities, meaning the best they can do is wake us the hell up.

eatyourbeans said...

If I knew how to post little pictures up in the right corner, I'd take that one that ran here yesterday: The beef eating Brit sitting and scowling with a f-u for all. On occasions like this, it's not a bad policy.

1938, Dympha? Well, next comes 1940 and we will be standing alone.

Freedom Fighter said...

Ah, dear friends..
Let's face it..this election was a repudiation of Bush's leadership.It's a pity so many innocent and good people fell in the carnage.

His presidency is effectively over.

What we will face over the next two years is an endless round of suppoenas, investigations, impeachment writs, backbiting and revenge..and the repudiation of even the few things Bush got right about the War on Jihad while our enemies get stronger:

J O S H U A P U N D I T: The March of Folly

The joke is that people voted for a change, and by and large voted for a large number of relatively moderate dems..but what they're not understanding is that control of the committees and the chairmanships will be in the hands of oldline 5th column Leftists, who understand parliamentery procedure and exactly how to manipulate the system for their agenda.

Never mind..for those of us who see clearly, this is a time to consolidate, to build, return to first principles and to gird ourselves for the struggle and the hard choices ahead.

We have a great deal of ground to make up, and much to do.

X said...

All this talk about Bush's presidency being over is so much poppycock. I'm reading a lot today. What I'm reading tells me that, historically, these particular midterms always show a very large swing to the opposition party, usually giving them both houses with a workable majority. In historical terms the democrats have barely made a dent this time around. They've done badly. The difference is that the MSM is creaming itself over any opportunity to claim that Bush is losing.

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Anonymous said...

On the one hand, it does look like

http://geobay.com/c956a3

On the other hand, the moral of this change in the Mandate of Heaven seems to be, "If you act for years like a bunch of bums, eventually people will come to believe that you are a bunch of bums and they will throw you out."

In the meantime, I recall Gandalf's observation about Tom Bombadil: "And now he is withdrawn into a little land, within the bounds that he has set, though none can see them, waiting perhaps for a change of days, and he will not step beyond them."

Is that who we are? Because if it is, I know a guy who can get tablecloths wholesale.

unaha-closp said...

The Iranians will now get their nukes, and then other Middle Eastern countries will race to get their own. All the corrupt and tyrannical regimes will want to have the bomb, and then it’s only a matter of time until the terrorists have one of their very own.

In the past 6 years Bush has identified Iran as approaching nuclear capability and talked fighting words, but done nothing. He has effectively handed the Iran problem over to the Euro 4 and the UN. How exactly does a Dem Congress change matters?

Papa Ray said...

So far, for at least the last four years, we have had a do nothing" congress. Hell, they work around a hundred days a year doing nothing or so close to it, you can't tell the difference.

Yes, they got a vote to build a short fence, but have not voted yet to get the money to do it.

I don't expect any more to be done in the next two years than what has been done. They will fight among themselves, work a a couple of days doing only that, then go home to their nice houses.

If I was Bush Jr. I would be pissed off not only because of the congress, the results of the votes but also because it looks like he might not get a damn thing done in the remaining two years.

Maybe..just maybe he will get pissed enough to do something about Iran, N. Korea and Iraq.

But, you know at my age, holding my breath till that happens could kill me.

Who ever said that we need to attack, was right. We need to be as vocal (and other things) or even moreso than them damn wingnut socialist, liberals have been for the last five years.

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

Baron Bodissey said...

unaha-closp --

You are right. While there was still a Republican Congress I was foolishly clinging to a thin shred of hope that somehow somebody will do something about the mullahs' nukes.

I was, of course, deluding myself.

Anonymous said...

They will now pass the amnesty for illegals bill, aka the 'Abolish America Now" bill. We are toast. 60-70-80 million poverty stricken non English speaking peasants flooding our country in just a couple of decades. We are dead.

I have been near suicidal all day. Not about Bush, I couldn't care less about him, but about the good House Republicans who very nearly derailed the amnesty bill and now have lost all.

Snouck said...

Adventuress:
"60-70-80 million poverty stricken non English speaking peasants flooding our country in just a couple of decades. We are dead. "

Snouck:
Dead? The fight has just begon! The other side is weak. We are just lacking in resolve. That resolve will come, once we feel the pain of repeated defeat.

And the same is true in Europe.

eLarson said...

I wonder if Bush is going to go for broke over the next two months, then.

Ah well... probably not. Playing kiss-kiss with Nancy Pelosi doesn't leave me much optimism for that.

Incidentally, one of the "high crimes and misdemeanors" being pushed for is "botching the response to Katrina".