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Getting back on the horse…

Posted: September 17, 2012 by cacoop in Uncategorized

Hey there… nobody.

I’ve been struggling for weeks on whether or not to spin this little blog o’mine back up.  After much deliberation, I decided that I had to break down and do it. (Largely due to incessant harping by my brother-in-law – whom I hope to enlist as a contributor moving forward.) Essentially it came down to the fact that I have a lot more to say than Twitter allows (at least in greater increments than 140 characters) and my Facebook “friends” desire to read about.  Sooooo… with much trepidation, I made the decision this morning to revive “Musings from the Disloyal Opposition.”

Having made the decision to start blogging again, my first step was to renew my domain.  Unfortunately, it turns out that a citizen of the great country of Japan has laid claim to www.disloyalopposition.com.  So, after cursing profusely, I settled on www.disloyalopp.com (which has been my twitter handle since the outset anyway.)  I’ll keep an eye out next spring and see if I can snag the old domain back.

In the meantime, I will strive to update frequently with my thoughts, rants, diatribes, etc.  With a little luck, I can coerce LAMayor and the above mentioned Brother-In-Law to chime in as well.

Welcome back.

We’re Still Here!

Posted: February 24, 2009 by lamayor in Uncategorized

We are two working guys with families and activities, and well, sometimes life gets in the way. But, I promise we’ll be back soon. So, until then, enjoy this spot on cartoon by Michael Ramirez. My thoughts exactly.

See you soon!

shovel-ready

Merry Christmas!

Posted: December 25, 2008 by lamayor in Uncategorized

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

by cacoop

Let’s hope the similarities end with the election night speech…

(emphasis mine)

Blago from 2002:

Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Illinois has voted for change.

Obama from 2008:

It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America. 

H/T Protein Wisdom

I know it sound's crazy, but it works... It's the Jedi Mind Trick...Remember that Eddie Murphy routine? Yeah, Mr. T... Just like that.

by cacoop

As we cite below, The Not-So-Distinguished Governor of the Puppet State of Illinois was hellbent on holding Obama’s barely used, Senate seat hostage in exchange for political and monetary remuneration.  More from the Smoking Gun (EXTREME LANGUAGE WARNING):

The politician, according to the affidavit sworn by FBI Agent Daniel Cain, “analogized his situation to that of a sports agentshopping a potential free agent to various teams.” During a wiretapped November 10 call, a frustrated and financially strapped Blagojevich referred to Obama as a “motherfucker” and said that he would not appoint an ally of the President-elect to the Senate vacancy if “I don’t get anything.” Referring to Obama, Blagojevich exclaimed, “Fuck him. For nothing? Fuck him.” In a November 11 conversation, Blagojevich remarked that he knew Obama wanted Valerie Jarrett, a longtime confidante, to succeed him, “but they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them.” 

(RED / BOLD – Ed.)

Who exactly is Blago the Expendable referring to when he says, “they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation“?  And more to the point, how could he infer that “they” were unwilling to play “you-tickle-my-balls-I-tickle yours” with him unless he had some sort of conversation with “them”?

Jake Tapper of ABC News, puts on his journalist hat for this one. 

Of course, President Teflon is denying having any conversations with Blago.

Asked what contact he’d had with the governor’s office about his replacement in the Senate, President-elect Obama today said “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.”

But it seems David Axelrod claimed differently back on November 23rd:

(Money shot at 1:18)

So even though the Office of the PEOTUS is conveniently claiming that Axel-Douche misspoke, there is no plausible deniability here.  This is not someone who can be dismissed as someone in the neighborhood that Obama sat on a board with.  Obama was a Senior Adviser to this psychopath…

If it smells like a rotting pile of dog crap, there is a really good chance that it is Eukanuba, High Fiber formula filtered through the digestive tract of Pit-Bull.

Hooray!

Posted: December 2, 2008 by cacoop in Dems, Healthcare, Media, Obama, Politics, Uncategorized

by cacoop

The LA Times’ reports, “Consensus emerging on universal healthcare”.

After decades of failed efforts to reshape the nation’s healthcare system, a consensus appears to be emerging in Washington about how to achieve the elusive goal of providing medical insurance to all Americans.

The answer, say leading groups of businesses, hospitals, doctors, labor unions and insurance companies — as well as senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill and members of the new Obama administration — is unprecedented government intervention to create a system of universal protection.

AWESOME!  Problem solved!  Thank God!  Great job. 

Whoops, hold on a second…

At the same time, those groups, which span the ideological and political spectrum, largely have agreed to preserve the employer-based system through which most Americans get their health insurance.

The idea of a federal, single-payer system patterned on those in Europe and Canada, long a dream of the political left, is now virtually off the table.

Rejected as well is the traditionally conservative concept, championed by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during the presidential campaign, of reforming healthcare mainly by giving incentives for more Americans to buy insurance on their own.

There also is a widespread understanding that any expansion of coverage must be accompanied by aggressive efforts to bring down costs and reward quality care. And key players in the healthcare debate increasingly back a massive investment of taxpayer money for healthcare reform despite the burgeoning budget deficits.
OK… I found it here.  From Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (Bizzaro-World Edition):
con•sen•sus
Function: noun
1. disharmony, lack of cooperation.  <when a group cannot agree on shit they have consensus>
2. mandate forced down from above by those with unchecked power.
All in favor say "Aye".  All opposed say "Aye".

All in favor say "Aye". All opposed say "Aye". Consensus achieved. Motion carries.

Once Again, Ladies and Gentlemen…

Posted: December 2, 2008 by cacoop in Blogs, Uncategorized

iowahawk

by cacoop

… the incomparable Iowahawk.

said Kasab. “The ironic thing is that just the other day, when we were ritually shaving our testicles for final martyrdom, a bunch of us were talking about how great and symbolic it would be if the American infidels would only elect an handsome, articulate young African-American infidel. That way we could just lay down the suicide belts and scimitars and suitcase nukes and finally get involved in the positive aspects of community activism, like raising awareness for breast cancer research.

Excuse me while I clean up the puddle of pee underneath my chair.

P.S.  Welcome Iowahawk fans!  Thanks for stopping in.  Please take a look around and let us know your thoughts.

-cacoop