A big thanks to Elena for this gem. She says that David Frum was subsequently fired from his job at American Enterprise Institute for expressing this opinion. How many of us could have easily have said this:
From the FrumForum
David Forum March 21, 2010
Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.
It’s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster. Conservatives may cheer themselves that they’ll compensate for today’s expected vote with a big win in the November 2010 elections. But:
(1) It’s a good bet that conservatives are over-optimistic about November – by then the economy will have improved and the immediate goodies in the healthcare bill will be reaching key voting blocs.
(2) So what? Legislative majorities come and go. This healthcare bill is forever. A win in November is very poor compensation for this debacle now.
So far, I think a lot of conservatives will agree with me. Now comes the hard lesson:
A huge part of the blame for today’s disaster attaches to conservatives and Republicans ourselves. Read More
and it’s on our blogroll. Now why would I want to introduce people to another blog? Bill 4 Dog Catcher isn’t your average blog. It is honestly a conservative blog the way I remember conservatives used to be. The extremists haven’t hi-jacked Bill or his conservative values. Bill has a section( page) on his blog, If I were Dog Catcher.I would be hard pressed to find much to disagree with in the abstract. If I were a plagiarizer, I could go lift his words, and plant them here on a page as my own, quite comfortably. In reality, in talking with Bill, he and I aren’t too far apart either.
Soooo, has everyone calmed down from the latest Biden gaff? I listen to Joe now with my ears perked…waiting for him to put his foot in his mouth. I used to do the same thing with George Bush and Dan Quayle. The media has made too much out of mocking these three and they never let us down.
However on Monday when VP Biden blurted out that the new health care legislation was a BFD, I didn’t blink. I was waiting for a different type of gaff. I even heard it and it didn’t even make me blink. Or maybe I didn’t care. Maybe my own mouth has deteriorated to the point I don’t notice. I have a 4 year old granddaughter who slaps her thighs and roars with laughter, screaming WHAT THE HELL, when those hamsters drive their rat wheels down the street. I guess someone has reinforced negative behavior. And yes, at age 4, saying ‘what the hell’ IS potty mouth.
I have heard all sorts of moaning and groaning over bad Biden being in the East Room of the White House and dropping the F-Bomb. These same people I heard gasping over Biden’s potty mouth defended the other V-P, Cheney, for telling Senator Leahy to go ‘f-bomb himself on the floor of the Senate. I don’t really think one area is more sacred than the other. Either both need their respective mouths washed out with soap (Lifebouy was one of the soaps of choice) or we suck it up and move on, barely noticing.
When the term ‘douche bag’ is used with great regularity on TV on 10 PM shows, there really is no where to go but up. I am of the opinion that people can talk any way they want in their own homes. However, clean it up when they go out in public. That includes in bars, malls, schools, at other drivers on the road, and on TV.
So where have we come as a nation with our profanity? Did Biden just make BFD (and the fact that the acronym needs no explanation in the first place speaks volumes) a household word or perhaps he reflected the norm? Who sets the tone for our language being considered acceptable? ‘Our Mothers’ is not the right answer.
We have seen enough of Joe Biden at the open mic. For a change of pace, here is what brings out the potty tongue in my house these days:
Elena and I have agreed to print a guest post that will ultimately involve many of us here in Prince William County regarding the new elementary school proposal at Stonewall Middle. You will see this same post on bvbl.net. The ladies who present you with this information made arrangements with both Greg and me to disseminate this information to as many people as possible. Please let me know if you need to contact them for more information. The guest post does not necessarily represent the views of moonhowlings.net administration.
Guest post by Allison K. and Chris P.
While there have been no new developments built in the Westgate/Sudley area for 25 years, the PWC School Board is proposing that a new elementary school be built at Stonewall Middle School where the track and the bus lot stand today. For a link to the Planning Staff Report, visit http://www.pwcgov.org/planning/documents/PLN2010-00108.pdf
There are three elementary schools in Westgate and Sudley that are all less than a mile apart – Westgate, Sinclair, and Sudley. Westgate is two short blocks away from the proposed new elementary school, Sinclair is approximately four blocks away, and Sudley is approximately 6 blocks away.