Saturday, September 12, 2009

Right Wing Extremist

Went to a political rally today.

Held in Salem on the steps of the state capitol. Put on by a group of organizations. I didn't bring a camera or take notes so I can't accurately list their names. One was a 9/12 organization (a Glenn Beck movement), another was, another was Capital City Republican Women (?). Each had a spokesman to give a speech. Kevin Mannix spoke also, as well as Matt Wingard (Oregon State Rep, Wilsonville).

My best guess at crowd size would be around 1500. There were several rallies today including one at Vancouver for the Portland/Vancouver area. At one point I walked around looking for media. I saw a couple of photographers with professional looking cameras, but saw no recognizable news crews.

Looked around, listened, clapped, shouted, . . . bought a hat.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Doom and Futility

I think it might just be from the fact that nutcase liberal democrats control:
The Presidency,
The House,
The Senate,
The Governorship,
The State House,
The State Senate,
The County Board of Commissioners,
The City Board of Commissioners,
The Mayor-ship . . .

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Monseigneur

I've been reading "A Tale of Two Cities" by Dickens. When I came to chapter VII "Monseigneur in Town" where he describes the great French lord and his court and courtiers, I kept having images of Obama and our current federal government popping into my head. Don't know why . . .

In the chapter Dickens makes many points about the ruling class, but the one that I came away remembering was their disconnect with reality. The ruling class may always live in a different reality from the common citizens, but what gets me is how many liberal voters, sitting around Starbucks drinking frappy-lattes and discussing the woes of Africa, have followed them into their unreality.