American Idol 3/10/09

I didn’t post anything last week, but I think they picked the right people. I was sad to see Norman Gentle go. I think he would have livened up the season. But to be honest, there are so many good singers this year, there was no room. They even gave Anoop another chance and I like him. In a normal year he might have made it to the top 10. But I suspect he will be gone tomorrow. And one of the girl singers. A couple of them were good, but considering how great the singers are this year, good may not cut it.

I’m really impressed by this batch of talent. There are a lot of contenders. Thankfully they cut people like Tatiana who can sing really well but is a major flake and drama queen.

In an ordinary year, Norman would have made it this far, but this year is tight. Lots of talent and lots of variety of talent.

I also think they made some good changes this year, except I miss it when the group songs were classics. Now they do contemporary songs. Ah well.

This season actually looks promising. Nick is probably going to be in the top 3. Easy.

Obvious Statement of the Day

Newsweek asks a question that is no surprise to any free thinker.

Obama still has the approval of the people, but the establishment is beginning to mumble that the president may not have what it takes.

First of all, as I pointed out repeatably in the election, Obama has no record of doing anything significant except getting elected to a higher office before he finishes the job he was elected to do. He has done nothing of note in any political office he has held. He showed up late routinely for Senate meeting and barely showed up at all as senator. In addition to that, he is an ideologue who voted with his party 98% of the time. His associations were suspect. So why should anyone expect him to do a great job at one of the most critical tim4es in our economic history?

The alleged “smart people” were all for Obama. Yes, some of us know they aren’t that smart at all. Just a bunch of smug elitist clowns who should not be calling any shots and probably won’t be for much longer the way things are going in the media these days.

Obama is in way over his head. And he’s surrounded himself with other smug creeps who are also ill equipped to do anything in this time of crisis. Or ever in my opinion. To make matters worse, he has Biden as VP. And they made fun of Sarah Palin. Please!

This is the guy who fought against the surge and now says we’re losing in Afghanistan. Imagine if for some reason Obama is out of office all of a sudden and Biden takes over. Yikes!

We have a head of a treasury who couldn’t figure out Turbo-Tax.

Almost every other Obama appointee cheated on their taxes, but they want to raise everyone elses.

And let’s not forget the incredibly idiotic way his administration dealt with visiting British PM Gordon Brown. They treated one of our biggest allies as a joke, like last week’s episode of “Flight of the Conchords” where the White House isn’t even sure if New Zealand is a real country so they won’t let the prime minister see the president. Among the many slights to Brown, they wouldn’t host a state dinner for him (a tradition), he returned a bronze bust of Winston Churchill the Brits gave us a a symbol of their friendship after 9/11 and then, in an exchange of gifts. He gave Brown 12 DVDs. Basically 12 movies most peole already own if they have a movie collection. And they weren’t even in PAL format, so they couldn’t play on his DVD player!

How amateurish can you get? Either they’re complete fools or they’re so contemptuous they make Bush’s much vaunted tin ear for diplomacy look brilliant.

And look at Obama’s moves on fixing the economy. It’s basically a list of everything NOT to do when faced with an economic downturn. Raising taxes on the people who hire is going to limit job growth. Punishing energy companies means they will pass the costs on to consumers. Obama wouldn’t haves 2 minutes playing Sim City, yet 52% of America voted him president.

Obama may be the Democrats kryponite. It’s almost ironic he considers himself a green president. He may have the same effect on the Democrats that kryptonite does on Superman.

UPDATE: Worst president ever? After only six weeks in office, he may qualify. For example:

Mr. Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget blueprint, by his own admission, redefines the role of government in our economy and society. The budget more than doubles the national debt held by the public, adding more to the debt than all previous presidents — from George Washington to George W. Bush — combined. It reduces defense spending to a level not sustained since the dangerous days before World War II, while increasing nondefense spending (relative to GDP) to the highest level in U.S. history. And it would raise taxes to historically high levels (again, relative to GDP). And all of this before addressing the impending explosion in Social Security and Medicare costs.

He seems to be trying to make it impossible for the US to raise defense spending in the future, and trying to bankrupt us on social programs at the same time. This guy more than dangerous. Stupidity can’t even serve as an excuse here. There are people who work with him and are going along with it. The paranoids may have been right all along.


I’ve decided to make some of my out of print comics available for people to read for free online. The first series I want to do is Stalker. It was originally called Twister. I changed the title after I got the rights back. I hired a different artist to redraw the series. He only did the first issue because I did not end up publishing it. But the rest of the issues are done and I will be making those available shortly.

You can download the first issue from here. It’s in CBR format. To read the pages you will need to download this free reader software from here.


The material is copyright James Hudnall and made available under the creative commons license.

Who's to Blame?

Make a wild guess. Which party deserves most of the blame for the mortgage meltdown which lead to this economy.

The people on this list should be breaking rocks in Leavenworth. These are criminals stealing from the people. Their “bonuses” are nothing but theft.

And their enablers are co-conspirators.