Friday, May 1, 2009

Vulture Droppings - 100 days

Vulture Droppings is a semi-regular feature of this blog. It's a kind of "Random Thoughts" post in which I try to quickly summarize a particularly large event or series of events. Think of it being sort of like what a vulture leaves behind after devouring a horse. You don't get the whole horse, just highly processed leftovers.

Big Media (the BM for short) is celebrating the 100 day anniversary of their Lord and Savior taking office as ruler of the United States of Amerika. Naturally, the BM'ers were all atwitter at the prospect of writing glowing stories about their icon. I had the audacious idea that I would personally sample and judge each story I could find from any of the BM's main organs of propaganda.

However, some minor health issues have kept me in a somewhat loopy state, so I'm going to shoot lower. I'm going to provide you with the links and let you decide for yourself whether the BM's reportage is (a) fair, (b) biased against the Emperor, or (c) journalistic felatio.

Regarding my health issues. I do NOT have the swine flu....but I have a great swine flu joke that, coincidentally, is in keeping with the theme of this post.

It was once said that there was as much chance that a black man would be elected president as there was of pigs flying. Well, here we are: a black man has been president for 100 days, and...SWINE FLU!!!!

Okay, here are the links I was able to accumulate opining on Obama's 100 days.

From Newsweek:
From The New York Times:
And, finally: What the media are saying (a compilation by

Something I find particularly amusing is the way the BM fawns all over Michelle Obama. A sampling from each of the BM heavyweights from the previous section yields these Michelle-themed stories:

Newsweek: None related to the first 100 days
NY Times

So...Vulture...what do YOU think. What is your evalution of King O?

What can I say? I disagree with his policies, his goals, and most of his methods. He has, however, scored points for calling off the Feds from countermanding the States' drug laws. He's scored points for undoing a lot of the Bush torture policies, although flashing previous classified photographs of alleged torture victims was pretty effing stupid.

Basically, he's raw and prone to asshat rookie mistakes. He's an accomplished Fascist, and, by "Fascist", I mean one who is a proponent of the economic system characterized by private-public ownership and control of the means of production as implemented by Mussolini and Franco, NOT, as the Left would use it, as a pejorative to smear those with whom you disagree. See "Motors, General" and "Banks, Most" as examples.

He's been dangerously, dangerously close to matching other aspects of Fascism; he's one to watch in terms of personal liberties.

Overall, his first 100 days grade is about a D. He could sink fast if given enough rope. He probably will.

Next question, Mr. Vulture: would we have been better off with John McCommie? Absolutely NOT! Imagine hothead McCommie trying to deal with the Somali pirates. Horrible! Or trying to work with a hostile Donkey congress to accomplish anything? Not. Happening.

No. As "D" grade as King O has been, he's STILL better than McCommie.

What will the next hundred days bring? Probably more crazy spending, more ridiculous attempts to take over industry, probably an attempt to implement the "Fairness" doctrine. In other words, more drama, more drama, more drama.

Just how I like it.