You might be a Fredhead if…

IMAO: You Might Be a Fredhead If…

My favorites:

…you blame America last.

…you kinda like it when terrorists are made uncomfortable.

…you think that today’s serious foreign policy issues will take more than hillbilly charm and naiveté to handle.

…you suspect the Iran might actually be up to something.

…you prefer movies where American troops are the good guys.

…you think a Senate majority leader who constantly tells us how things are doomed while a war is still ongoing needs a good bitch-slapping.

…you think it’s great if a murderer finds God, but that doesn’t mean he should be let out of prison.

…you think America’s sovereignty is kinda important.

…you think anyone who talks about how the rich aren’t “paying their fair share” is a whiny little Communist.

…”great hair” is low on your list of presidential requirements.

…you think someone didn’t draw those border lines on a map just for fun.

…call you crazy, but you’d prefer a presidential candidate who actually shares your conservative views.

…you’d like Osama bin Laden’s next video to be him pleading, “Someone please help me!” before he’s pummeled on screen by the U.S. president.

…. You would prefer America to have a smokin hot first lady….

..or at the very least not have the first lady be a man.

…you think non-binding resolutions are for sissies.

…. you give reasoned responses to your preference in presidential candidate that does not include the words “cool” “Bill” or “Oprah”

….. you don’t wear sunscreen, comfortable in the knowledge that with Fred as your ally… the sun would never dare.

. . . you’d rather visit Chicago or Nashville than San Francisco.

. . . you think that the fact the Europeans do something is a good argument for doing something else.

. . . you’d rather have a burger or a sausage pizza than steamed tofu.

* You think that getting accurate news from the NYT is about as likely as getting it from the National Enquirer.

* You believe that socialized medicine might prove about as effective as public school.

* You feel genuine grief every 9/11.

* It didn’t take you eight years to realize that sweeping tax cuts actually boost the economy.

…you believe that Christmas celebrates Christ’s birthday, not a sale at Macy’s.

…you think low taxes and dead terrorists are kind of sexy.

… You can’t wait to see August 9 proclaimed as “National Punch a Hippie day”

… You are more interested in electing a President who wants to change America for the better, than electing a personality who wants to be President

And I finally broke down and got the shirt:

Long Live The Queen!

John J. Miller points out on The Corner:

Today, Queen Elizabeth II becomes England’s oldest monarch, passing Victoria. She is currently its fourth-longest-reigning monarch. To become tops in that category, she’ll have to remain queen to 2012, passing George III.

Every day that E2 is queen is a day that Prince Charles isn’t king. May she be the Energizer Bunny of royalty.

I think that’s a sentiment we can all echo.

Passing Debt on to the next generation

An argument you frequently hear against government deficit spending is that it’s not proper to pass our debt on to the next generation. As a general principle, this is certainly true. Unfortunately, those making this argument are often expressing disagreement with what the money is being spent on, rather than on the total amount of spending. As a contemporary example, witness the Democrats who argued so fervently against deficit spending when they were out of power, but are now quite eager to expand the deficit to cover their pet projects.

However, there are circumstances when deficit spending is not only proper, but necessary. For one example, think of a new government building. If that building will be used for the next 50 years, it’s completely appropriate to pay for that building over a 50 year span. Even though we’re passing that debt on to the next generation, the debt is attached to a building they will still be using. An even more extreme example is war debt. It was less than a year that the United Kingdom finished paying off its World War II debt. Had they not passed the burden of paying for World War II on to their children and grandchildren, those generations might not have their own nation to support. Those generations clearly enjoy the benefits of the debt their parents and grandparents ran up, so it’s not inappropriate for them to bear some of the responsibility for it.

As a final point, why are so many of those who are quick to argue that it’s wrong to pass a burden on to the next generation so eager to support the supposed right of a woman to make sure a member of that generation doesn’t exist? If it’s wrong to make the next generation bear our burdens through a financial debt, why is it acceptable to make them bear our financial or psychological burdens by paying with their lives through abortion? Speaking for myself, and most would no doubt agree, I’d rather be in debt than dead.

Quote of the Day

“Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own.”

— James Madison (Essay on Property, 29 March 1792)

Reference: Madison: Writings, Rakove, ed., Library of America (515)