Monday, January 21, 2008

The Man Who Would Be Warlord

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. Given my limited attention span with regard to the recent history of the burgeoning American fascist state, I find the current crop of Presidential candidates quite remarkable. Even after the recent dropouts, we still have:

  • John McCain, US Senator from Arizona, and war hero
  • Fred Thompson, recent US Senator from Tennessee and actor
  • Dr Ron Paul, US Congressman from Texas and physician
  • Mike Huckabee, recent Guber from Arkansas and fundamentalist minister
  • Rudy Giuliani, recent Mayor of New York City
  • Hillary Clinton, carpetbagger Senator from New York and former First Lady
  • Barack Obama, US Senator from Illinois and former State Legislator
  • John Edwards, US Senator from North Carolina and shyster attorney
  • Dennis Kucinich, US Congressman from Ohio
  • Mike Gravel, State Legislator from Alaska and former US Senator
A motley bunch, by all accounts. My reverse Darwinian Theory (devolution) seems to come into play here.

Despite a few minor quibbles and one major one (unless I fail to understand his ideas on foreign policy), I like Dr Paul as my fave since Roger McBride in 1976.

Cutting to the chase, I'm writing about the worst choice for the Republican Party--and possibly even the worst choice overall: Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani has, as his major (read only) claim to fame, the fact that he "cleaned up" New York City during his tenure as mayor. It truth, he did make Manhattan a more pleasant place to visit--and possibly even to reside, if you're a multimillionaire--by cleaning out a lot of the sleazier businesses in the downtown areas and making life really hard for unapproved individuals--unapproved individuals to be defined as homeless, hookers, street vendors and other black- and grey-market businesspeople.

Keeping the NYC Sullivan Law in place, he trained the police to shoot first, so there'll be no possibility of questions later, and made full use of NYC's built-in bureaucratic corruption to see that undesirables were zoned out of existence, and that NYC's thug unions run all non-union business operations out of town.

While Giuliani went through wife after wife and girlfriend after girlfriend (Hm....reminds me of a certain alcalde with whom I'm familiar, not to mention a certain recent President), a new NYC somehow emerged--one in which everything is visible only in 1950's black and white, and any disparaging word is answered by 50-odd shots by a couple of New York's finest. Mike Hammer, where are you when we need you?

Nobody paid much attention to the King of New York until the tragic and fateful Sept 11, 2001, when islamic savages destroyed the World Trade Center, and 3000-odd innocent lives along with it.

Giuliani was there. To his credit, he took control of an almost unprecedented situation, and the emergency actions of NYPD and NYFD showed that, when the need arises, they do what needs to be done, and do it well. I further have to give credit to Giuliani for having refused a large check from some Arab potentate, whose name I'll not take the trouble to look up, ostensibly to help pay for the rebuilding of the WTC.

While I have to offer kudos to Giuliani for his leadership in this crisis, I find it more than overbalanced by his refusal to allow New Yorkers their right to self defense by not repealing the Sullivan Law and any other local impediment to New Yorkers' Second Amendment rights. This failure is unforgivable, and is the reason why, should Giuliani become the GOP's nominee for President of the United States, he will not get my vote. He doesn't deserve it.

I could also add that he's promised to keep out troops embroiled in the war of altruism in Iraq for decades to come. While I don't disagree with the need to fight al queda and the other islamic savages who were involved with attacks 'pon the United States, Iraq fails to fit into that equation.

Pending Florida's Primary, Giuliani seems to be floundering. And that's a good thing! The last thing we need is a President that looks like an aging Butthead.


Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California


MK said...

Giuliani's number is coming up soon, make or break Florida right. Fred's out, who knows who'll be left.

Col. Hogan said...


Other than Ron Paul, Thompson was my (reluctant) choice. I'll still vote for Paul in the Primary, but I don't think he'll be the nominee. I'll wait until I see who the nominee will be.

steveintx said...

I'm wondering. Did the NYPD & the NYFD fo their fantastic jobs because of Giuliani, or in spite of Giuliani?

steveintx said...

I guess I need spellcheck, eh? Do their jobs...Do!

Col. Hogan said...

My guess is that they'd do their job well regardless of who is mayor. I really don't think Giuliani had much to do with it. He was too busy closing the smut shops.