In “Republican Zombie Defense (.com),” a series of racial and social stereotypes commit horrifying acts of violence against brain dead “Republican zombies.”
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT:
In case you couldn’t watch the entire video, it follows the trial of four Republican zombie defenders. One, an overall-clad “good old boy” with a distinct southern accent takes an automatic weapon to his Republican opponent. He is followed by a ditzy blond cheerleader type who gleefully chainsaws her Republican zombie to death- again.
Later, a Hispanic gentleman with a cartoonish Latin American accent takes a baseball bat to the head of his Republican zombie (because Latin American’s are good at baseball- get it?). And finally, a caricature from a 1970s-era Blaxploitation film uses hedge clippers to take the appendages off a proponent of entitlement reform. “Aw hell no, bitch,” says the stereotype. ” Keep yo’ hands off my grandma’s social sec-ur-it-aww.”
She finally holds the disemboweled remains of her Republican foe up and repeats President Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan, “yes we can.”
Here are some of the ideas that government officials actually gave the green light to, using your tax dollars: French pastry classes for Iraqi women, A play about a townâ€™s dispute over â€œthe value of shade cast by a donkey….â€
A friend points me to a recent article on Foreign Policyâ€™s website written by a career State Department employee who spent a year in Iraq trying to â€œwin the hearts and mindsâ€ of the Iraqi people. Iâ€™ve pretty much become numb to stories about government failure, but this one left me with my forehead planted on my desk.
Here are some of the ideas that government officials actually gave the green light to, using your tax dollars:
French pastry classes for Iraqi women.
A play about a townâ€™s dispute over â€œthe value of shade cast by a donkey.â€
A road constructed to facilitate commerce was instead used by insurgents to carry out attacks.
A local artist was paid to paint a mural of â€œoiled, homoerotic Steve Reeves musclemenâ€ on the wall of a gym.
Bicycles were bought for impoverished children in a Baghdad neighborhood. However, the roads were too damaged and dangerous for the kids to ride their bikes, so the bike wheels ended up being used on wheelchairs for injured Iraqis.
The creation of a Baghdad Yellow Pages even though only 250 businesses with permanent landlines could be found.
I think it’s a good day when anyone learns something about human nature — no matter how late in the game.
America is divided between those who think her citizens are helpless and stupid, and those who don’t. People who need the direction and control of such bright lights as Nancy Pelosi and the folks who okayed the Solyndra and Fast and Furious fiascos, the apparatchniki of TSA , those who destroyed the housing market by jiggering the rules at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stand on one side of the gap. On the other side are those of us who believe we are smarter than the political and media elites and, in any event, think the daily decisions of millions of free people acting in what they believe is their own self interest yields more satisfying outcomes than we get from top down fiats by blinkered cubicle rats, credentialed morons and politicians responding to the wants of connected crony capitalists.
The contrast was in bold relief this week.
(a) Democrats Embrace Freedom From Want of Free Diapers Movement
In Connecticut, worried that those whose financial situation has become so perilous (ironically as a result of failed government programs and actions), Democrats are trying to add to the list of ever expanding but invisible to constitutionalists rights, the right to free diapers. Dan Malloy, governor of the Nutmeg State has decreed Diaper Need Awareness Day with no sign that he recognizes how ludicrous a decree this is. Connecticut Congresswoman DeLauro (who like Michelle Obama is a very fashion forward dresser) has introduced a Diaper Act, stating she thinks a program to provide free diapers to the poor will stimulate the economy. I think this all takes the notion of Change We Can Believe In and free loads a bit too far. I listened to the great Congressman Paul Ryan this week, and I don’t think he’ll go along with the Connecticut scheme. Just in case in case I’m right and the Act doesn’t get enough votes from those tight fisted Republicans in Congress, here’s some very neat ideas on how to launder diapers. Consider this my first big self-reliance tip of the week.