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Colorful Metaphors

The only time that liberals start talking about civility is when we have them on the run.

For those who are just emerging from hibernation, I’ll fill you in on current events: A nutjob with leftist tendencies named Jared Lee Loughner recently went on a shooting spree in Arizona. Google his name and that should tell any hibernators anything else they need to know.

Of course, the left wasted no time rushing to blame this tragedy on conservatives. They (and their RINO buddies) called for “civility” in political discourse. They said that using any metaphor or illustration derived from firearms, war, et cetera was now verboten. Of course, they continue to use such metaphors freely and with impunity.

Anyway, my response is escalation (military metaphor). I will not retreat (another military metaphor). Seriously, no reasonable person believes that commonly-used metaphors are responsible for violence. It’s just an attempt to browbeat (violent-sounding phrase) conservatives into sitting down, shutting up, and letting our statist betters control the dialog. Comparisons (similies, metaphors, analogies, et cetera) are highly useful in conveying information. Comparisons derive from familiar things. I use metaphors from sports, the military, firearms, music, art, entertainment, pop culture, science, history, and many other areas.

I will not allow the left to make me be quiet about my conservative beliefs.
I will not allow them to deprive me of useful metaphors, either.

Yes, my fellow trekkies, the title is a reference to Star Trek IV. (That’s the one with the whales, for you heathens.)

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Fence Test

Amone the many emails that get passed around, you will occasionally find one that is both funny and thought-provoking.

Fence Test

If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on………..

If a Conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a Liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a Conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat..
If a Liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a Conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a Conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A Liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a Conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a Conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A Liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)

If a Conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A Liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Conservative reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A Liberal will delete it because he’s “offended”.

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Of course donks have “principles”

This was too good not to repost.

This post is taken from Michellemalkin.com (all formatting by me).

On March 21st, 2010 at 5:44 pm, Regulus said:

Of course donks have “principles:”

1. I am a donk first, and an “American” second. When America becomes worthy of me, I might reconsider.

1a. “No” doesn’t really mean “no” when I am doing to you what I know is best for you.

2. The answer to every problem is more government.

2a. When the government creates problems, see 2 above.

3. The American People are a bottomless pool of money — that doesn’t belong to them, but to the government.

3a. As long as I have checks in my checkbook, I am entitled to write checks regardless of what the bank says about my account balance. Likewise, when I run the government printing presses it is impossible for me to “run out of money.”

3b. If you are more prosperous than me, it’s because you inherited it undeservedly from your parents who screwed over “the poor,” or because you screwed over “the poor” yourself. Either way, you must be punished by having your ill-gotten gains confiscated and re-distributed as I see fit.

4. No sacrifice is too great for me to call upon you to make.

5. Anything which increases the power of government in general, and that of the donkey party in particular, is an a priori good.

6. Honesty, decency and intellectual consistency, like taxes, are for “little people.”

7. When I use government to make racial minorities into permanent wards of the state, I am a good person. If you disagree, then you are a racist.

8. When I dissent, I’m a patriot. When you do, you’re un-American.

9. Rules are for fools when they interpose themselves between me and what I want, but they can be helpful as clubs to use on you.

10. When you understand what I want, then we’ll have a “mutual understanding.”

There’s lots more, but you get the idea.

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