March 31, 2009

Not Boring Just "Comfortably Numb"

disaster_movie01.jpgThe meme sensation that's shakin' the nation lately is... Obama is boring. Boring columnist Gail Collins teed this one off in - Everything Bad Is Good Again @

Barack Obama — Kinda boring. Did you see the news conference? Same thing over and over again. Not that we mind. In these troubled times, we like stability. Thank God we didn’t elect somebody who was all charisma and exciting speeches.
To paraphrase Tonto, "What do you mean 'we' white girl?" And boring isn't the right world, although as I noted weeks ago, "bummer" sort of fits. Like a lot of people of her ilk, Collins thinks she's bored when she is only "comfortably numb." She might as well face it, she's addicted to 0. And those addicted to 0, like those addicted to heroin, are often numbed down and want to stay that way.

When you mainline 0, as Collins and her fellow junkies have been doing for years

now, what you get is numbed down daily because the hits from the pusherman just keep coming out of DC faster than you can metabolize them. That's all part of the plan to get the Nation hooked on 0 via news overload. Lots of stimulus now, cooked down daily, and injected into the veins of the body politic. You pay later. You always pay later for what you can't feel today. Then you'll both pay and serve the 0:

You may be a construction worker working on a home,
You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome,
You might own guns and you might even own tanks,
You might be somebody's landlord, you might even own banks
But you're gonna have to serve somebody....

Stimulate autos. Stimulate banks. Make the 0-slaught so shocking and awing that the only thing that even wakes the nodded out 0-junkies is policy with the word 'trillion' attached. But if they start to actually rouse themselves from their pastoral stupor, pile on lots of legislation that nobody reads because nobody can read it. The new rule is that no bill less than a quadzillion pages gets taken to the floor.

Who among us can read this crapola? Who can even type it? There's got to be massively congressional capture buffers with multi-gigabites of blather just ready for the paste command. Edit Menu. Paste command. Whomp. Here's today's dose of outrage and pillage. There's more at the door. More coming tomorrow. It's coming faster than you can parse it, faster than you can process it, faster than you can even shred it. Meet the new laws. Same as the old laws. Signed, sealed, delivered, it's yours. No wonder nobody wants newspaper home delivery any more. It's too much work to pick it up on the doorstep and walk it through the house out to the recycle bin.

It's called "Flood-the-Zone" and it works. It works not because it is boring, but because it is as numbing as having a three-foot section of rebar nailed down the center of your spine twice a day. Think of the entire MSM as undergoing simultaneous sedation dentistry.

The whispered battle cry of the pushers of 0 might well be: "Numb up the nuts and git r done."

Posted by Vanderleun at March 31, 2009 8:57 AM
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For those addicted to O there is only one solution: Øbama™ in '12.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at March 31, 2009 10:53 AM

Right On Gagdad.
Just say No!

No Bailouts
No Stimulus
No Subsidies
No Earmarks
No Pork
No Deficits
No Tax Hikes
No Nationalizations
No Socialism
No Public Funding
No Bu11$#;+

Posted by: Fat Man at March 31, 2009 11:09 AM

Since we're speaking in Rock lyrics today:

"Please allow me to introduce myself..."

"And the nature...of my game..."

Posted by: RotgutSaloon at March 31, 2009 12:41 PM