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August 8, 2011

DIVE! DIVE! AHooooga! O: "No matter what some agency may say, we've always been and always will be a triple-A country."

"Typical Marxist endgame propaganda.
Namely that REALITY IS NOT REALITY. PERCEPTION IS REALITY. FEELING and SENTIMENT ARE REALITY. No matter what objective reality may show you, the only reality is what the state TELLS you it is. If we FEEL that we are still AAA, then we are still AAA and reality does not matter. THAT is when the DOW started to really tank." -- Ann Barnhardt

Posted by Vanderleun at August 8, 2011 5:27 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Just remember, everybody's a winner! Get in line for your trophy.

Posted by: Harry at August 8, 2011 5:34 PM

What Steyn and his book don't understand, and never will based on Steyn's persona-created-, is that while A.B. might be loud and obnoxious, she is American.

Without any questions whatsoever. Much like the character Hailee Steinfeld in the Coen's True Grit.

A.B. is why America is great, warts and all.

And why We shall survive Obama, and even race wars of anarchy started by thousands of kids in a country of 330 million. As the crackemcee says over at Althouse, "Put the matchbook down" when you can and talk about anything but race when you can.

I mean, really, consider what Buckley defeated with his ideas and how, and take heart. Sure, I give the man too much credit, but isn't that obscure and odd enough to warrant suspicion (which I hope will lead to a Buckly TV network of sorts....)

Posted by: noquiteunBuckley at August 8, 2011 6:20 PM

This does bring to mind Rush's old assertion that facts and results don't matter to the Left.

It is how you feel that matters.

Posted by: KTWO at August 8, 2011 6:21 PM

I have been waiting to use the term conflagration for a while, since I read this:

George Will provided this genealogy in 1980 shortly after Ronald Reagan's landslide presidential victory: "And before there was Ronald Reagan, there was Barry Goldwater, and before there was Barry Goldwater, there was National Review, and before there was National Review, there was Bill Buckley with a spark in his mind, and the spark in 1980 became a conflagration."

When I am asked how important Bill Buckley was to the conservative movement, I can think of only one reply: Would there be the earth without the sun?

Lee Edwards is distinguished fellow in conservative thought at The Heritage Foundation and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

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I have not felt the need to use the term conflagration yet. I am happy corrections are proceeding; I worry of only one thing: is it too early?

What lessons have been taught to whom?

Posted by: notquiteunBuckley at August 8, 2011 6:35 PM

BOHICA: bend over, here it comes again. Neil Boortz

OIIOHH: Obama is in over his head. Hugh Hewitt

"We've got to eat our peas." Barak Obama

"You can kiss my ass you Marxist mothafracker." Scott M

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Maybe an ideology that always leads to national decline and failure isn't the result of not knowing and clumsy implementation.

Posted by: Scott M at August 9, 2011 2:29 AM

The ship is not sinking, it is just changing course straight down.

That's how it is done, right?

Posted by: Mikey NTH at August 9, 2011 8:12 AM

Sounds a lot like promises of "Hope and Change" to me. S&P actually did Obama a "wag the dog" sort of favor here. Good cop/ bad cop - and Obama gets to play the good cop, I guess. No beer summit, this time. More like American Revolution II.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 9, 2011 8:18 AM

It's not like Marxism is the first iteration of statism we've seen. Throwing that out is like a tautological truth. It conveys no new information. Its also sort of a red herring. Statism has been thriving in the U.S.A. since Teddy Roosevelt at least. There is a degree of difference between the burning alive of women and children in Waco, Texas and the Soviet or Nazi or Chinese death camps but that's all. Here's an experiment. Get $10K cash in a paper clip and lay it on the dash of your car and then go speeding down the road and see how fast you lose your money to the "peace" officer under the asset forfeiture laws. Note also the incarceration rate of the U.S. and the number of SWAT raids, etc. Ann is sounding the alarm but its pretty late, isn't it? Aren't we already in the cattle cars headed for the slaughter? The complicity of the silent majority is writ large in the very emergence of the Tea Party. If citizens had been doing their duty there wouldn't be a need. And now with almost half of the population not paying any taxes at all we scratch our heads in wonder at the emerging phenomena of racially motivated flash mobs.

Posted by: John Hinds at August 9, 2011 8:46 AM

conflate (verb) to bring together; collect, merge fuse

Now, nobody is going to be able definately to establish what happens for every million dollars a state spends on a national service program. Too many questions have to be conflated to permit a responsible prediction.

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Posted by: notquiteunBuckley at August 9, 2011 4:55 PM

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