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Bob’s Musings: Ennui-A-Palooza

28 August 2012 @ 11:41

-The Interwebs are all a-buzz with speculation as to who will be the mystery speaker at Thursday night’s session of the Republican National Convention. The one name that is trending much more than all the others is Sarah Palin’s.

Jim Geraghty has the details here and comments [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum]:

The more you think about the idea, the more it makes sense – whatever controversy and intense reactions Sarah Palin may bring to whatever she does, if there is one thing we know she does exceptionally well, it is give convention speeches! This wouldn’t mean turning her into an official Romney surrogate or putting her in a Romney cabinet or anything like that – just giving one of the Republican figures most beloved by the grassroots – or at least a large and vocal segment of the grassroots – a chance to fire up the base and discuss why it is so important that everyone pull out all the stops for Romney.

And she has been urging just that in all of the recent interviews I’ve seen with her.

It would really be a morale-booster for those of us who believe the GOP and Conservative Establishments steam-rolled over us [they succeeded partially because we let allowed the bastards to].

-So many have commented on the passing of Neil Armstrong, with a good number of folks doing so quite eloquently. I well remember the night Neil and Buzz landed and the former took his first steps on the Moon. We watched it live, in the wee small hours of…, on a black and white television set, my parents, my brother, and me, all in our pajamas – and we marveled at the great American achievement unfurling before our eyes. The days leading up to this moment had been tense because we all knew just how dangerous this mission was. It was a feeling that would not leave until Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins splashed down in the ocean. The courage of these men was very inspiring, especially to an eight-year old boy who was trying to figure out how the world worked. I think the mission also resonated with so many because so much of the rest of our lives at that time was spent experiencing unsettling upheavals – what with the Leftist rioting and protests, the urban violence, and the tearing apart of The Culture by those who would see it destroyed. The Moon Mission was a confirmation that we were still a great country and a great people, despite the Leftist campaign to make us think and feel differently.

Over at The Other McCain, Smitty has published a fitting tribute and long-time commentator Beto_Ochoa has written a wonderful poem about Mr. Armstrong:


A lad who once did set his foot
upon the Lunar Dust
Who in the fullness of our time
the mysteries discussed

And slipped the surly bonds of Earth
To dance on silvered wings
Who pressed the limit of man’s path
Achieved amazing things

Into the footless halls night
Where few have ever trod
And now he’s even further flown
To touch the Face Of God

-Of course, it’s no surprise that Barack Hussein Obama attempted to insert himself into the story of Neil Armstrong’s slipping the surly bonds of earth – it’s who he is, it’s what he does, it’s what he feels in his felt inadequacy compelled to do. The Narcissist needs constant reinforcement of his false belief that he is, indeed, superior, like a junkie needs his regular fix.

As you probably have seen or heard, Obama Tweeted a short tribute to Mr. Armstrong along with a picture of himself staring at a crescent Moon and nearby star. It’s as if our Fearless Leader was saying: ‘Fear not, oh peasants, for I still dream of the stars and I, yes I, will lead you forward into a glorious future! Find comfort in me, my children, find hope!’

What a disgusting piece of shameless filth.

There is nothing he will not corrupt, nothing he will not soil, nothing he will not soak in his vile bile.

-Over at The Conservatory, Darrell comments on Obama’s raging and relentless Narcissism and provides us with a ‘corrected’ picture of the Moon Landing.

-It’s rather obvious that either a very major shake-up is needed in the Republican Leadership in the Congress or we conservatives must strike-out on our own and Whiggerize the GOP. This is so because it is quite clear that Boehner and McConnell, et. al. don’t understand [or care] just how serious this nation’s financial situation is. Further, they refuse to open their eyes to the fact that our Society has been thoroughly undermined by the Leftist Cancer.

There is a small – very small – possibility that the former option can be achieved, as this report from April [which I neglected to post about at the time] shows. There are enough House members to stage a coup and, if we get more people like us elected this Fall, there will be overwhelming numbers of people joining the ranks of House members who would be aware of the need for cleaning house in the House Leadership – enough to win a vote of ‘No Confidence’.

I think it’s a shot worth pursuing, as long as we also multi-task and plan for OPERATION: WHIG – which is still the most likely way we’ll have to go.

-With The West in what often seems unstoppable decline, it’s nice to know that, at least for now, there’s plenty of whiskey out there to ease one’s constantly worried mind. If you’re like me and you’ve intrigued with the idea of making your own brand of ‘The Water Of Life’, but you just know you don’t have the time available to commit right now, the DarcPrynce offers up a way to easily enjoy a taste [pun intended] of what it’s like to be a distiller: the Age Your Own Whiskey Kit by Woodinville Whiskey.

While WW provides the White Dog [the unaged, clear liquor – moonshine – stage of distillation] for their brand for your use, I plan on obtaining some Maker’s Mark White Dog.

-NASA has released the first high-resolution color images taken by Curiosity and The London Daily Mail has them. They’re fascinating and, along with the passing of Neil Armstrong, a reminder that part of our future lays out among the stars.

-An expert on vision, Kazunori Asad, has come up with an app that allows normal-sighted people to see the world the way color-blond people do. In the course of doing so, Mr Asad. a has put the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh through his device and the result is a different, perhaps more accurate, view of what the painter, who it is believed was color-blind, was trying to achieve. The London Daily Mail has the filtered and unfiltered versions here, along with a link to the app. The thing that struck me most was the softness of the strokes in the filtered versions – it makes Van Gogh’s work come across as less harsh.

-Live well, my friends…

  1. loopyloo305 permalink
    28 August 2012 @ 12:54 12:54

    I wish Sarah would speak, it seems as if the elites are trying to get rid of all conservaties!

  2. M. Thompson permalink
    28 August 2012 @ 20:13 20:13

    I looked as some pictures from the Apollo project. I looked at them, and wondered if this was what it was like hearing sagas of Greenland and Vinland 600 years ago. . .

    • 28 August 2012 @ 20:37 20:37

      I would suspect so.

      It was an amazing moment and to see it live was incredible.

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