Curtis Dahlgren
Why are the hyenas laughing (while babies are dying)?
By Curtis Dahlgren
May 19, 2009

"What it looks like is going to happen is that Libby and . . Rove are going to be executed . . . I don't know how I feel about it because I'm basically against the death penalty, but they are going to be executed.' — Al Franken (2007)

"Someone should call for the impeachment of [the Prez, so that] the world knows that the nation is not standing behind this President's choices, that the nation, a democracy, [sic] feels differently than the man who is leading as if it were a dictatorship . . " — Rosie O'Donnell (2007)

THE CRAZY HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: "Oldest human hair found in hyena dung." It sounds like that hyena had dinner with a human who should have won the world's first Darwin Award posthumously. No wonder the hyenas are laughing.

Speaking of dinners, I think our President missed his calling. The Correspondents' Dinner proved that he can make jokes with the best of them (though the best they could come up with was Wanda Sykes, who can barely speak the English language, who wishes liver failure on people who can).

The Prez followed up his big debut as a comedian with an appearance at Notre Dame. His theme was "common ground," although he wouldn't know common ground if he were plowing it.

But I'll say this: President Obama thinks he's a used car salesman now (in a way, he is), and this guy could sell global warming and bikinis to Eskimos. Which reminds me:

I was in Marquette, Michigan on the weekend for a meeting, and we had a speaker from Santa Barbara, California who had never been to the Upper Peninsula. Boy, did he get an education. We saw wind and we saw hail; we saw sleet, snow, and rain. There were still snow piles near Lake Superior. It's nearly two months after the first day of "spring" and the temperature this morning was in the 30s. We're still getting scattered frost under Global Warming, so I'd hate to see the U.P. without it (just kidding).


"Finding common ground" between killing babies and raising them is like trying to find "common ground' between water and cyanide. Put a few drops of cyanide in water and you don't have "common ground"; you have a concoction of POISON. No matter what the tele-prompter has in mind, we get the impression that the President is talking another 50 million abortions, some of which will be paid for with our money ("conscience clause" or no conscience clause).

The first 50 million casualties were the result of a concatenation of events that began on college campi half a century ago, with professors railing against "religion, repression, and guilt." They found "common ground" with many of their horny students. The students protested the death penalty, war, and letting the fetus be born free.

Being lectured by those hippies now in the DNC is enough to make your head spin. Being lectured on "tolerance" by people like Pelosi is just 'too funny'! Howard Dean once said:

"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."

I don't sense much "tolerance" there. I sense a bit of "hatred," "bigotry," and "anger." So the recent Correspondents' Dinner sounded more like amateur night at the local comedy club on St. Patty's Day. Liberals are so unaccustomed to having a good time. Jokes are usually against the law in their planet with the six moons, so they threw most of their barbs at George W. Bush. Don Rickles used to be a little "edgy," but at least he remembered who was being roasted and who wasn't, eh?

President Bush wasn't our best President (or the worst), and only time will tell us more about President Obama. His precious legacy will depend a lot more on his deeds than the words of his teleprompter. The concept of "working together" rings a bit hollow after 8 years of liberal "tolerance." Just a few examples more:

- "Shoot him with a .44 caliber Bulldog." - Spike Lee (on Charlton Heston)

- "We would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death . . [and] we would go to their homes and we'd kill their wives and children!" — Alec Baldwin

- "I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early like many black men do, of heart disease." — Julianne Malveaux, columnist

- 'If there is retributive justice, [Sen. Helms] will get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it." — Nina Totenberg, NPR

- "What took God so long?" — Homosexual "activists' on Reagan's death


"Who really IS the 'twentieth hijacker," Miss Sykes? I guess the answer to that question is still up in air. However, people who "justify" abortion-on-demand, based on the over-population problem, have a bigger problem than "over-population." People who "justify" embryo farming — based on finding cures for diabetes, etc. — have a much bigger problem than diabetes (deciding whether to put embryo farming under the USDA, the CDC, or Janet Pelosi-Reno-Napolitano).

I'm just a dumb farmer, but I suspect that people who take the "over-population" problem into their own blood-stained hands have a much, much bigger problem than hicks who "cling to religion."


Your "problem" isn't Rush Limbaugh, or others who know what the problem really is. You may still call yourself "the party of Lincoln," but he wouldn't recognize the GOP. Honest Abe once said that imitating your opponents would be 'in vain."

"What will satisfy them?" he asked, at the Cooper Institute. Lincoln said that nothing would except (essentially) rolling over and playing dead. I can't convince a single soul to read the Cooper Address, but I can almost quote it from memory. I wasn't there, but Abe said:

"Let us be diverted by none of these sophistical contrivances . . contrivances such as trying to find some 'middle ground' between the right and the wrong — vain as the search for a man who should be neither a dead man nor a living man."

: The word-for-the-day, boys and girls is "dissent" — the thing that seems to be Enemy #1 to the Obama Administration (a "dangerous" threat, in fact).

Can you say dissent, boys and girls? That word is related to the word "SENSE" and "senses." The Latin root verb "sentire" literally meant "to feel," and the noun 'sensus' meant "the faculty of perceiving," which produced words such as sensible and sensitive and "dissent."

Since the prefix "di" means "two," I suspect that DISSENT implies that there are two sides to every story, issue, and coin. President Obama gives lip-service to the concept of "two schools of thought," but in his vision, everything is shades-of-grey, and "who knows which side is right?"

His words speak of "fairness," but his actions speak louder than his words. In little more than 100 days, his Administration has even advised our local police to be on the "lookout" for dissenters with pro-life bumper stickers, or pro-Constitution bumper stickers. I "resent" that (resent being another one of those words related to dissent).

I wonder if he was ever "briefed" during his school years on the implications of the Constitution? If not, I think he ought to go Back to School like Rodney Dangerfield, and start "defending" the Constitution instead of attacking it and us.

The Chicago Way is "Do it our Way or the Highway," and "WHAT Constitution?" [just "play" at politics, in other words, the Truth be damned]!

The Abraham Lincoln he claims to imitate concluded the Cooper Institute address by saying "RIGHT MAKES MIGHT" [the capital letters were in his own hand]. And then he said:

"Let us dare to do our duty as we understand it, without fear of dungeons to ourselves."

For a review of the importance of dissent on abortion, go to: ("Abortion is killing us")

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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