Sunday, August 31, 2008

Your Beliefs Are Backwards

This is Don Fowler, former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina, joking that New Orleans will get hit by a hurricane again. [Hat Tip: Red State]

Getting hit by the first one was a tragedy - and proof George W. Bush didn't care, remember? Oh, the Democrats cared so much!

Now - to see how much they care? - South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson has released a statement:

"The outrageous behavior of two of the Obama campaign's highest profile supporters in the south is despicable, a cynical politization of life and death. I call on Barack Obama to immediately denounce Fowler and Spratt and demand sincere apologies from these members of the Democratic leadership."

Those two lames on a plane also "made fun of Sarah Palin for several minutes, Fowler calling her 'Dan Quayle' on steroids and Spratt creatively describing her as 'just terrible.' They both agreed that, 'Other than the simple fact that she's a female,' she has nothing to offer." We'll see.

Meanwhile, before all that, another Leftist saw God's hand at work, too, opining A-la Pat Robertson:

“I was just thinking, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in heaven.”

That was Michael Moore, to the Business & Media Institute, before his words got out and he was forced to backtrack.

I'm telling you, people: when it comes to Democrats and Republicans, you got it all wrong,...

UPDATE: Don Fowler says he didn't intend what he was recorded as saying - and TMR believes him. No such luck for Michael Moore.

TMR's Vision Of A New America

I love the smell of nougat in the morning,...

Hat Tip: The Butcher's Block

And The Politicians And Journalists Go Along

"When people substitute wish-fulfillment for critical thinking, fantasy for imagination, self-validation for disciplined inquiry, you get the sort of tissue-paper-thin spiritual expression that ornaments current best-seller lists, talk-show platitudes, and church mediocracy. 'Wouldn’t it be cool if?' modulates into, 'As we all know. . .' without argument or examination.”

-- A.K.M. Adam, Biblical scholar, theologian, author, priest, technologist and blogger, on the Mystic Bourgeoisie

Where Have I Heard That Word Before?

"I never intended to join a cult. Like most people, I assumed that cults involved Kool-Aid and Nikes and dangerous madmen who would teach you that suicide was the most direct path to God. Cults were things that happened far away, to other people. People who were nothing like me.

I suppose none of us likes to think of ourselves as cult material. But there is in fact a type, a kind of person who is more susceptible to the influences of groups who may not always be what they first appear. This was the kind of person I suddenly became, just before my thirtieth birthday.

You see, one of the things that makes you susceptible to these kinds of groups is change.”

-- Lena Phoenix, author and wife of Steve Sashen - a guy I'm hearing bad things about - from her book, The Heart of a Cult

The Only "Change" The Dems Need Is To End Their Fascination With The Beliefs Of The 70's

"It is entirely possible that in the long run historians will regard the entire New Left experience as not so much a political as a religious episode,...." [Underlined emphasis TMR's]

-- Tom Wolfe, who nailed the current Democratic Party's "spiritual" obsessions in his 1976 essay "The 'Me' Decade and the Third Great Awakening", for New York Magazine

Everyone should read Wolfe's essay - not just because it's a hysterical comedy of errors - but as a very informative "spiritual" romp through the worst American decade in the modern era, which was the moment of inspiration for the latest wave of NewAge believers, the current Democratic leadership's cultism, and even John Edwards's confession he was "narcissistic" (in love with himself) when he fell for the "enlightened" Rielle Hunter.

If, like me, you find the Left "out there," then it's all right here. Dive in - but be sure not to have eaten for, at least, an hour.

Hat Tip: Mystic Bourgeoisie - who wears a mighty big hat - and adds:

"If the final sentence above doesn't alarm you, you haven't been paying sufficient attention. For your penance, say six Hail Marys and six Our Fathers, commune with your Inner Light for five hours, sign up for A Course in Miracles at your local Unity Church (or New Thought church of your choice), watch seven episodes of Oprah co-teaching with Eckhart Tolle, register your kid in a Walden School -- then go back to the first post here and read through the entire Mystic B archives! If that last bit doesn't work, swear an oath of lifelong celibacy and stay out of the gene pool.”

I Ain't Into Wishin'

"If you have to make decisions, you have to do your homework. There is no magic unconscious.”

-- Ben Newell, a researcher at the University of New South Wales in Australia, on the latest study proving intuition is bogus, in TIME Magazine

Newell added, "It's overly bold to recommend that as a way of making decisions."

Saturday, August 30, 2008

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

"It's just business as usual. You may as well complain that the sky is blue.

The technologies of mind control are as old as `civilization' itself. The interesting thing is that even when the mechanism of the technology is no longer an occult secret of the socially elite but open for those as care to look, it still works perfectly.

You can fool some of the people some of the time and that's all it takes in any society."

-- Johnny Pate, a recent commenter from Edinburgh, England, and Johnny

Yea, I've considered that; thinking my intimacy and shock (from the death included) is what gets to me more than others.

But intellectualizing it doesn't make it any less creepy.

Nor does it mean we shouldn't talk about this stuff especially.

People are using it, and it's working: discuss.

I couldn't have confidently predicted back in January that John McCain will win in a landslide, despite what I think of as the NewAge's best efforts, without telegraphing A) I think I know my country pretty darn well and B) I think the fundamentals of America are sound. But damn it, if this era and election - what we're witnessing right now featuring Bill and Hillary and Al Gore and Oprah and Ken Wilber and Gavin Newsom with Nancy Pelosi just "trying to save the planet" with Scientology and est and "Head-On" and talk of one square of toilet paper apiece - if this isn't a perfect storm to note the results these other so-called metaphysical streams flowing through our political discourse present, then when and where is it?

Speaking of which:

Above is Fred Baron's son, Andrew (Fred's the guy who's bankrolling the secrecy around John Edwards's NewAge affair with Rielle Hunter.) Andrew (who reportedly has a big mouth - and something called Rocketboom) apparently doesn't think as much as I do of the investigative work of's Simon Scowl, so Baron wrote this about Scowl:

“I appreciate that we live in a world with checks and balances but it seems like the author of this blog is either on crack or working for Republican extremists."

Which prompted Scowl to reply:

"As if they’re mutually exclusive!"

And you know what? Suddenly I knew I had all the proof I needed I wasn't alone, tear up, bitches:

This is what passes for an Oprah Moment around here.

Even They Can't Stand Themselves

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Dems Are Defining Themselves

I was just watching T.V. and heard Bill Clinton's snake head, James Carville, damn John McCain's V.P. pick, Sarah Palin, as a creationist. Well, that's a subject I care a lot about, so I looked up her statements and also found this:

“To quote just the first part of her statements on creationism and ignore the second is misleading; because in the clarification she’s describing a position that doesn’t cause me (a staunch anti-creationist) any discomfort.”

-- Charles Johnson, who's been on this beat a long time, describing what would be dishonest political tactics, on Little Green Footballs

Now, look at what Google shows is already happening across the board - online and on T.V. - and decide for yourself if the Democrats aren't shading the facts. Playing "the politics of fear"? Willing to attack a woman - and a mother - "making history"? Is this "Change"?

Sure looks like it to me.

Don't Make Me Answer That

“Do Democratic presidential campaign committees think we are all stupid or do they suffer from some sort of group delusion?”

-- Clarice Feldman, asking the only question that matters - and which deserves an answer - during this election, for Pajama's Media

Yes: You Can Always Use Chanting, Trickery, And Rabidly Screaming The Word "Vagina"

“You get the distinct sense watching Ms. Palin, a self-professed feminist, that at 44 years old her views are still malleable, that her ideology is trumped by a momlike dedication to common sense, the sort of momlike common sense that strikes you as the antithesis of whatever the fuck has been motivating Dick Cheney all these years, and that it may be common sense to oppose abortion when you're moving up the political ladder in a tiny state dominated by dudes who barely get laid anyway.

But this is national now. What worries me about Sarah Palin is that Sarah Palins of this country, the non-ideological non-dogmatic no-nonsense swing-voting suburban soccer mom demo — have up until now had every reason to vote for Barack Obama.

They still do, of course. The key now will be getting Palin to say so herself somehow.”

-- "Moe", revealing the creepy and politically cynical outlook that keeps the Democrats in the losing column, for Jezebel

Whoa: Ex-Lax Chose A Real Woman!

Alaska's Governor, Sarah Palin, is a very pleasant surprise,...

But It Must Be Done (If It Can)

“Describe your biography, lay out your policy ideas, defend the Democratic party as a whole,....”

-- Jim Geraghty, pointing out that one thing on Barack Obama's convention speech "to do list" was very-much not like the others, on the National Review

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'd Rather Shoot Lawn Furniture

“We saw Stevie Wonder sing two songs! And, uh, Sheryl Crow sing like 7,000 songs which all sounded like shopping for lawn furniture on heroin.”

-- Ken Layne, nailing my thoughts on the one-square-of-toilet-paper-for-you and ex-Mrs. Armstrong's "talents" exactly, on Wonkette

Know What You Forgot

The speech sucked, too,...

Forget What You Know

"Some people seem to forget that John McCain, for all that he is an “old guy” and a bit boring, is also a known entity and a man who has long-been respected by many centrists, independents and even Democrats. It seems to me just a little sloppy to assume that Obama’s numbers should be “huge” against a man as substantial as McCain, or that people who have liked and respected McCain for years would suddenly push him aside and commence swooning over Obama, if they were not such racists.

Barack’s race is not at the forefront of my consciousness, and I think that’s true for many Americans, and yes, that’s something to be proud of - but I don’t know if other Americans, particularly those invested in identity politics (or addicted to the ease with which flinging a “racist” or “sexist” or other label can end a debate) will accept
even the possibility that this might be true."

-- The Anchoress, stating the case for whitey on her blog

BTW - listen to Barack's crazy callers, unleashed to stop this radio interview with Stanley Kurtz, trying to give reasons (or not) for their clueless attempts at censorship. Damning.

She's Not Gay - Just Very, Very, Confused

"Why do I have this relationship with France?" [Madonna] asked the 1,500-member audience.

"I'm always drawn to working with French people — and frenching French people! Vive la France!"

The mother of three — who turns 50 in August — famously smooched Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

After that kiss, her daughter Lourdes asked her Material Mom if she were gay.

"I am the mommy pop star and she is the baby pop star," Madonna recalled telling her in an interview with Out magazine. "I am kissing her to pass my energy on to her."

-- Alissa R, attempting to drive a finger down my throat, for US Magazine

Orgy? Like "Making A Spiritual Connection"?

“Dear Newbies,

You should be grateful that your sponsor has not attempted to help lead you on a spiritual journey whose final destination is an orgy.”
-- Prudence, giving advice to a couple who find their fellow Catholic parishioners too touchy, in

Western Cultism: Missing The Big Picture

The worst thing about my viewing the innards of NewAge beliefs is discovering it's inherent lethality. The fist in the velvet glove. How they'll say it's all about peace and love and whatever in public but between each other talk about "washing away" those they don't like - and working, always behind our backs, to do just that.

My ex-wife (whether she knows it or not) was sexually abused, my mother-in-law was killed, and now I'm divorced and lost. I know I'm not alone. And I see society as complicit. Rhonda Byrne's "secret" is ripping off people and running away with millions and the response is muted at best. Louise Hay openly says she doesn't give a damn about right or wrong and knows she's inflicting lying charlatans, like Sylvia Browne, on the public - with the backing of PBS which supports her crap and that of others like Scientology - and nobody says a word in disagreement. Montel Williams helps out too. Oprah Winfrey leads an army of wealthy NewAge liars, and she's protected by the same generation of journalists who decided the American public needed to know about every NewAge idiot in the world - except the one John Edwards was doing - and everyone from The New York Times to The Huffington Post to The Daily Kos to Wikipedia was in on keeping what Edwards was doing from us all. Why? And exactly who all is in on it?

If we know they don't have our best interests at heart (and we do) then why does anyone else play along? To the point where they can run Barack Obama for president, with the phenomena of the "Cult of Obama" acknowledged in his run, and everybody acts like it's all so normal to witness cults in American politics and nobody bothers to investigate it. Of course not: the last time anybody decided to seriously investigate the cults in our politics, 900 Americans got killed, and all the cult's supporting politicians stayed in power.

Madonna's promoting Kabbalah, and more, with her network of friends? Why? Tom Cruise and Scientology - "the world's most dangerous cult"? Oprah leads seminars, with a schizophrenic fruitcake, on "The Power of Now" and nobody's curious as to why we have this? Rielle Hunter has no feelings for a woman dying of cancer and nobody gives a damn what kind of beliefs produce such people? Suzanne Summers ghoulishly tries to talk Christina Applegate out of cancer treatment? Louise Hay, the "mother of NewAge," says people who die in mass deserved it? Many in the Democratic Party want to be a "citizen of the world" while standing in opposition to American interests, all the while rattling on about "I'm trying to save the planet," when they took an oath to look out for the United States - and they do it to the lightest questioning from reporters in my lifetime.

Who are these people and what are they really doing to us? Who are these "journalists" that would willingly avoid such a huge story? And the most important question is the one I'm going to keep asking of my fellow Americans until my black ass gets a straight and satisfying answer:

What's wrong with you people?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Secret: Attracted To Getting Byrned

“Rhonda actually insisted that we not have a contract – she said they limited people’s freedom, that they’re designed to guard against things going wrong, which is not the way of The Secret because it is focusing on the negative. That’s when I started to think, ‘This doesn’t feel right.’”
-- Drew Heriot, director of The Secret movie, on his lawsuit against it's creator, Rhonda Byrne, in The Australian

And this was rich (no pun intended):
"She said my company wouldn’t be working with her again and they’d be using another writer and director for the sequel. I said, ‘I can’t believe you are doing this. Are you saying there is no profit-share?’ She said, ‘Yes, but I can return the $10,000 you gave me.’"

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dead Donkey

"What does it say that our last two vice-presidential candidates are absolutely persona non-grata in their own party?”

-- Lou D’Allesandro, a New Hampshire delegate to the Democratic National Convention, in the New York Times