Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Baltar Scenario.

Do you watch Battlestar Galactica?  For those who don't, let me get you up to speed.  The 12 Colonies of Cobal is under attack by the Cylons.  The Colonies are caught by surprise and suffer a defeat.  A small band of survivors flee in search of Planet Earth.  The Colonies attempt to return to normal as much as possible, including preserving their government.  During the 2nd season of the show the presidential election is coming up.  Opposing Laura Roslin is Gaius Baltar.  Gaius Baltar, as no one knows, assisted the Cylons in their sneak attack.

Here's the thing, Baltar is slick, good looking, charismatic and very popular.  There is one small problem, he is a complete d-bag.  Everyone on Galatica knows that a Baltar presidency would be a disaster.  He primary issue is selling the people of the fleet to stop running from the Cylons and settle on a barely habitable planet.

On the eve of the election president Roslin has the means to steal the election.  She is faced with the moral dilemma of whether she should violate the trust and steal the election; knowing it is the best thing for all the people or should she play by the rules and let the people step in front of the train they are intent on stepping in front of?

Well Barack Obama IS Gaius Baltar.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A scary thing happened on the way to the election.

Here's a joke. A presidential candidate, a news crew and a guy named Joe run into each other in the street. The news crew films as the candidates asks Joe if he has any questions. Joe asks a question the candidate isn't prepared for and the candidate admits that his plans are socialist in nature. Then everybody piles on Joe to ruin his life. The punchline? This is not a joke!

If you are not familiar with this story I'm sure you can google it.

Anyway, "Joe" called Barack out on his tax plan and will he be taxed more, etc. Predictably, Barack's answer was that if Joe bought that plumbing business, then sure he'd raise his taxes to "spread the wealth around." Sound familiar? How about if I phrase it like this: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

Also predicably, after he met with Joe he mocked and scoffed at him. "...a plumber is the guy he's fighting for..." referring to McCain. And, " many plumbers you know making a quarter of a million dollars..." This is all predicable on Obama's part. First, he scoffs at this mere plumber, as if to see what is peasant doing? Even more telling is the second statement. Barack Obama cannot fathom a plumber making $250,000 per year. That does not fit into Barack Obama's world view. Barack Obama, apparently, has a pre-conceived notion of what you should or should not earn based on your trade.

In other words you should not be free to earn your maximum potential, you have to fit into a category. A nurse can't make more than $70,000 per year. An insurance agent can't make more than $80,000 per year. But a "community organizer" can sure as hell make $4.5 million per year.

But now we get to the scary part. The really scary part. Since "Joe" has dared to stand up to Barack Obama the media, the Obama supporters and Obama himself have gone after this guy. Some in the media call it the spotlight. I call it magnifying glass/ant trick. The man is now being harrassed and impugned on a day by day basis. He is being punished for speaking out. The MSM stories on Joe have included the following:

  • His real first name isn't Joe!
  • He is not a licensed plumber (his employer is which allows him to work in Ohio, but don't expect to read it in the newspaper.)
  • He owes back taxes!
  • And he voted in the Republican primary! That bastard! (Because we know no "average Joe" votes Republican.)
The bottom line is Joe is a private citizen of the United States of America who is being punished for speaking out against a public official. And this guy is a one of the "middle class" that Barack says he cares so much for. There is a full blown attack on this guy, he is going to be silenced, slandered, his reputation will be ruined and he will be made to suffer for daring to stand up to the One. If an Obama presidency is anything like an Obama candidacy I fear for the Constitution, the country and all those who live here.