Surfeited academics, discontented leftists and simpleminded college students were absolutely rapturous today at the sight of our acclaimed and esteemed leader Barack Hussein Obama as he spoke at North Carolina's flagship institute of higher education, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The President reassured the crowd of malcontents, eggheads and women's studies majors (in his much improved "black" accent) that jobs were waiting just around the corner, although the economic recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression which he inherited from the Republicans and George W. Bush was in no way the fault of the Democrats or more precisely himself. He warned the assemblage that they would almost assuredly be required to repay their government backed student loans, per the terms of their contracts, should the Republicans be allowed to "take over". He also reiterated that should the unthinkable happen, women would be debased, minorities would be subjugated and old people would be euthanized.
All in all a wonderful day at Carmichael Auditorium (capacity 10,000) and much more intimate than his last appearance at the Dean E. Smith Center (capacity 21,500) in 2008.
The Blog: A compendium of thoughts on politics, world affairs, economics, pop culture and social issues, from the center right perspective of me--Bryan McGrath--a University of Virginia graduate who spent a career in the world's greatest Navy keeping my mouth shut about politics and social issues (ok, publicly keeping it shut). Those days are over! I've also invited a few friends to join in, so pull up a chair and chime in where you will. Keep it clean, civil, concise and relevant.
The Fish: The fish is a "coat of arms" for the blog, symbolizing three formative influences in the life of the blog founder. The first is his experience at the University of Virginia--symbolized most importantly by the fish itself, or a caricature of a "Wahoo", the fish we have acquired as an informal nickname. Additionally there is the sword, the sword of a Cavalier. It is not wielded in a threatening manner, as this is a civil blog. But it is there, should it be needed. Thirdly, there is the influence of 21 years in the Navy--symbolized by the anchor on the Wahoo's fin (and again, the sword) . Finally, there is the bowler, tuxedo, and monocle, symbols of a refined, intellectual conservatism, or what I seek to encourage here.
The Policy: I take FULL responsibility ONLY for what I write. I do not take responsibility, nor will I be held responsible, for what my guest bloggers write or for what those who offer comments write. I will occasionally exercise my right to edit/delete both blog posts and comments if they do not meet my view of what clean, civil, concise and relevant mean.