Friday, February 29, 2008

By Choice


Time magazine has an article by Bob Geldof relating some time he spent with George Bush: Geldof and Bush: Diary From the Road

It concentrates mostly on Africa but has some interesting insights into President Bush and life as President of the United States. It's worth reading.

I pulled out the following paragraph because of a quote by the President - emphasized in bold.

Of course, it would be ridiculous to be the President of the U.S. and not change as a person or evolve in your understanding of the world. I suggest that his commitment to Africa has been revolutionary in its interest curve. "That's not true," he says. "In my second debate with Al Gore, I came out for debt cancellation and AIDS relief. I called AIDS a genocide. I felt and still do that it was unacceptable to stand by and let a generation be eradicated."


Of course he said that in relation to AIDS but what immediately came to my mind is that that is precisely what we have done with abortion in this country - and many other countries as well. We've let a generation, at least, be eradicated, not by disease or catastrophic accident, not even through ignorance, but by choice.

How sad.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rooting Out Imperialist Languages


Venezuela seeks to root out English

President Hugo Chavez's government is taking its battle against U.S. "imperialism" into Venezuelans' vocabulary, urging state phone company workers to eschew English-language business and tech terms that have crept into the local vernacular.

Good idea, best to keep to your original language, Spa... - wait a minute, Spanish is the language of "imperialist" Spain, you know, that country that sailed to Venezuela many years ago, took over the country - what was it called then? - and gave the people a new language. If you're going to be consistent you better root out Spanish, too.

Better go back to the language of the Carib, Arawak, and the Chibcha.

Dying to Save Lives


Guns save lives

"Government may promise to protect us from criminals, but it cannot deliver on that promise. This was neatly summed up in book title a few years ago: "Dial 911 and Die." If you are the target of a crime, only one other person besides the criminal is sure to be on the scene: you. There is no good substitute for self-responsibility."

"If someone gets into your house, which would you rather have, a handgun or a telephone? You can call the police if you want, and they'll get there, and they'll take a picture of your dead body. But they can't get there in time to save your life. The first line of defense is you."


How many innocent people have to die to protect the rights of a criminal?

Thou Shalt Not ...


Drive SUV's

Read about Fish and Chips

Use incandescent light bulbs

Insult police dogs

Read these books

Watch YouTube

Play with Legos

Play games at recess

Buy Lawn Darts

Be too skinny

Be too fat

Eat Trans Fats

Smoke

Fly while fat

Fly that flag

Use land mines

Buy anything red

Have a billboard

Waterboard

Drink Coca-Cola

Take Ephedra

Use asbestos

Take home a formula company gift bag

Spam

Use Cell Phones while driving

Use lead in paint

Upgrade to Vista

Watch cartoons

Use the letter X

Eat Haggis

Buy Assault Weapons

Warm yourself by the fire

Play violent video games

Advertise cheese

Say the N Word

Have weapons in space

Use MySpace in Apple stores

Drive a horse drawn carriage

Homeschool your kids

Boo at games

Film in public

Backup your DVD

Pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage

Get less than 35 mpg

Use plastic shopping bags

Be a Ron Paul supporter

Have guns on campus

Be, have, use filth

Have a plasma TV

Drink Red Elf

Have a gun in DC

Text message

Insults Muslims

Remove this picture

Ad infinitum

Monday, February 25, 2008

We Are Going Insane


Suicidal pets get anti-depressants

Pets at risk of self-harm are increasingly being prescribed anti-depressants because they cannot discuss problems in their lives with others, a leading veterinarian says.


Yes, we are.

Save the Canadians' Bacon


A Short Course in Brain Surgery

Now Here's Some Good News


"Ralph Nader said Sunday he will run for president as a third-party candidate."

"Obviously, it's not helpful to whomever our Democratic nominee is."

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Now That You Mention It ...


I haven't seen an Enzyte commercial in a while.

A federal court jury on Friday found the owner of a company that sells "male enhancement" tablets and other herbal supplements guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, bank fraud and money laundering.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Law of Unintended Consequences


Ethanol policy threatens to starve the world

Across the globe, people are discovering it's a new contributor to world hunger. Led by the United States, governments are paying companies billions to make ethanol from corn and other crops. The result: these crops are diverted from the food supply, creating artificial shortages and higher prices.

Even record harvests haven't suppressed food prices. Instead, prices are soaring to all-time highs.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Big Government Knows Best


Government Continues to Declare Living Tennessee Woman Dead

Because of an eight-year-old error that attached her Social Security number to a dead woman in Florida, the Nashville resident has had to prove over and over again that she is, in fact, alive, WSMV-TV reports.

The government has assured her that they have deleted her death record, but on Wednesday she was hit with the problem again. The IRS once again rejected her electronic tax return, WSMV-TV reports.

According to a government audit, Social Security had to resurrect more than 23,000 people from the dead in two years,

By the time they get it straightened out she will be dead. "I'm sorry, our records indicate she is still alive, we'll have to investigate you for insurance fraud."

You want the government in charge of healthcare? If you absolutely, positively must have it screwed up, give it to the government. This is just a fact of life.

Limited government, please, like our Founding Fathers intended.

What a "Skimmer" Looks Like


Bank ATMs Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers.

If you use ATM machines, you need to see those pictures. Be alert.

Can You Blame Them


US athletes plan to boycott Olympic food

"The standards for Olympic food safety are much more strict than international standards."

Change your international standards.

How NOT to Protect a Candidate


Police concerned about order to stop weapons screening at Obama rally

"Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena.

The order to put down the metal detectors and stop checking purses and laptop bags came as a surprise to several Dallas police officers who said they believed it was a lapse in security."

"... the order -- apparently made by the U.S. Secret Service -- was meant to speed up the long lines outside and fill the arena's vacant seats before Obama came on."

Wow, hopefully that's just really bad decision making and not a deliberate act. I know what people are going to think about it either way, and that makes it an even worse decision.

'But, he added, the turnout of more than 17,000 people seemed to be a "friendly crowd."'

Oh, yeah, we rest assured.

The secret service denies the security measures were relaxed.

Media Bias and Double Standards


Media double standard on candidates

Presidential candidate A is accused of having a risky homosexual dalliance with someone he picks up in a bar, scoring powdered cocaine for his partner and crack cocaine for himself in an incident that allegedly occurred about nine years ago. The named alleged partner makes his charges public, agrees to a polygraph and files a lawsuit reiterating the charges and accusing the candidate of harassment and intimidation. The candidate refuses to deny the allegations.

Presidential candidate B is accused by unnamed sources of having a romantic interest in a female lobbyist in the same year. There are no specific allegations of sexual or drug-related incidents. Both the candidate and the lobbyist adamantly deny any untoward activity between them took place.

Yet, for the Big Media, there is no story involving presidential candidate A, but a raging mega-story involving candidate B.

I've been a newsman for 30 years. This is what we call a double standard as big, wide and deep as the Grand Canyon, which happens to be in candidate B's home state.

Hello Kitty


Firearms that look like toys

Ugh! Why? Pink guns? That's not right.

Sharia Fiasco


Winston Churchill: Banned


The Institute of Education, a leading educational body, has warned teachers not to instill pride in students when speaking of great moments in British History


The Left Wing School Agenda and the Banning of Patriotism

"We're not teaching them -- we're basically washing their brains with liberal mish-mash."

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Students are the Victims


'Revolution' one of the R's taught in Tucson

Romero's program has raised some eyebrows. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, who had a devil of a time even learning about the program's curriculum, has seen the program's texts (at last). He concludes they are steeped in leftist ideology and race-based resentment.

But the real horrors of Romero's program are closer to home.

In the past several weeks, messages have filtered out from teachers and other TUSD employees (some directed to Horne; others who have contacted me, following two previous columns on this subject) about what an officially recognized resentment-based program does to a high school.

In a word, it creates fear.

Teachers and counselors are being called before their school principals and even the district school board and accused of being racists. And with a cadre of self-acknowledged "progressive" political activists in the ethnic-studies department on the hunt, the race transgressors are multiplying.

One school counselor, who wrote to Horne, described an entire counseling department being decried as a racist after one of Romero's activists saw an "innocuous notation" on a draft paper drawn up from a department brain-storming session.

The ethnic-studies teacher "grossly misinterpreted" the notation to have racist meaning, the counselor said. The teacher wrote a letter to the parents of his students "telling them the school's counselors are racist" and encouraged his students to sign the letter.

"I can tell you that the weeks that followed were difficult ones for the counselors," the TUSD school counselor wrote.

"There were many tears. Most of us lost sleep. All of us experienced heightened levels of anxiety. Through no fault of our own, we were being perceived differently by our students and their parents."

This is nothing less than child abuse and is no different than Palestinians raising their children to hate Jews. It's the same spirit of hatred, only this is being taught in public schools right here in the United States. How is this allowed to go on? Is this the revolution that Obama wants to bring to this country - division, fear, intolerance and hatred? They like the same Marxist leaders.

Now is the time to put an end to this. Americans need to turn off the TV for a while and pay attention to what is going on. If this little revolution isn't kicked out of our schools you can be sure it will spread. If we're not going to close government schools it sure is time to do some serious house cleaning. Stand up for what is right or lose your country.

Alarmist!


So what would it take to alarm you?

"Sharia in Britain? Taxpayer-subsidized polygamy in Toronto? Yawn. Nothing to see here. True, if you'd suggested such things on Sept. 10, 2001, most Britons and Canadians would have said you were nuts. But a few years on and it doesn't seem such a big deal, and nor will the next concession, and the one after that. It's hard to deliver a wake-up call for a civilization so determined to smother the alarm clock in the soft fluffy pillow of multiculturalism and sleep in for another 10 years. The folks who call my book "alarmist" accept that the Western world is growing more Muslim (Canada's Muslim population has doubled in the last 10 years), but they deny that this population trend has any significant societal consequences. Sharia mortgages? Sure. Polygamy? Whatever. Honour killings? Well, okay, but only a few. The assumption that you can hop on the Sharia Express and just ride a couple of stops is one almighty leap of faith. More to the point, who are you relying on to "hold the line"? Influential figures like the Archbishop of Canterbury? The bureaucrats at Ontario Social Services? The Western world is not run by fellows noted for their line-holding: look at what they're conceding now and then try to figure out what they'll be conceding in five years' time."

Mark Steyn

Fascism


Excellent interview with Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Gun Free" Zones


Frank at IMAO posts:

So why the "gun free" zones? I can see those making sense to someone if you only thought about it for one second.

"If we make this a gun free zone, we won't have to worry about violence!"

(one second passes)

"Oh... but criminals don't follow laws. All that will mean is honest citizens will be defenseless. D'oh! I'm so stupid!" (slaps forhead)


Why don't people get this?

There's a scene in the movie "The Jerk" when Navin is being chased by a madman with a gun and he ducks into the carnival grounds, even though the sign says, "Carnival Personnel Only," and the madman stops at the sign and yells, "You're not carnival personnel! Hey, he's not carnival personnel!"

Why is that funny if not because it's completely ridiculous to think a madman trying to shoot someone is going to be stopped by a sign.

Seduction


Joseph Farah talks about "The day socialism comes to America"

"Socialism is antithetical to human nature, yet it has great appeal to the human mind.

It's one of the great lies of all time – similar to the one told by the deceiver in the Garden of Eden. You can be like God! You can have it all right here on Earth. You can live in utopia, and you don't have to obey the laws of the universe to achieve it.

That's the essence of socialism. And it is finally seducing America as it has seduced much of the rest of the world over the last century."

Heart Attacks


This is interesting, and who knows, knowing to use ice may save a life - it can't hurt.

Delusions of Grandeur


From Taylor Marsh, who bills herself as "The Antidote to Right Wing Talk":

Obama's Unhinged Fans Reveal a Dangerous Zealotry

Very interesting, be sure to click the link and read the entire post.

"I don't think people understand what's going on behind the scenes in this primary race. I've been on the front lines for a very long time. That I had the nerve to question Barack Obama's lack of specificity was one thing. That it revealed itself when he ducked out of the very first Democratic primary forum, then showed up at the very first health care forum completely clueless about health care, gave me an inkling of the story line to come and that has been playing out for months. That I took up Hillary's charge later on was yet another. But it really is that I won't be led around without knowing where I'm being taken that so infuriates the Obamabots.

The supporters of Hillary Clinton can't come close to what's being spread by Obama crazed fans. Anyone saying they are is uninformed, ignorant or not closely enough involved to know what's actually happening. I am. You're wrong.

The rhetorical assaults are one thing, the threats another, though we're prepared for that as well. But what these people say about the zealotry behind the Obama campaign is not only alarming, but dangerous to our democracy. It is akin to emails I've received over the years from the anti-abortionist zealots on their own personal political war path. The insanely reactive, accept no compromise, unhinged religious fervor of a movement that was not only destructive to women, but to our politics. It is the same unbending group think that leads people off cliffs. That's what I'm getting from Obama fans. It's something that is unhealthy, even destructive to the Democratic party."


If that's not enough, here's an entire blog devoted to the question ...

Is Barack Obama the Messiah?

Wow.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Silver Spurs Rodeo


We took James to the Silver Spurs Rodeo Sunday. It was actually pretty good, he had a good time. I could see he was itching to fast-forward through some of it - he wanted to see the bull riding - but he was laughing and smiling through most of it. At one point they were throwing hats into the audience so James ran down to see if he could catch one. I didn't think he had a chance, so many people went down and he was standing behind an adult, but darn if he didn't catch one. A red Dodge Ram cap - made in China! Ergh! But he was so proud.

Falling for Obama


Obama Supporters Future Theme Song




Yes. Not picking on Obama here except that his followers seem to have it bad for him, but the same can be said for anyone. If you put your hope in a politician, you will be disappointed. Bank on it. You hope does not belong in the government.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Everything Is Made in China


Why do we keep buying Chinese stuff? Every time I pick something up to buy it's made in China. And we keep hearing more and more about tainted food, toys - you name it. Now they are sending us insidious computer viruses in their electronics.

Again I ask, why do we keep buying Chinese? I wish Walmart would go back to buying all American products - and everybody else, too. At least give me a choice, put them both on the shelf and let me choose. I'm done with Chinese products.

Not Another Obama Post?


Swooning supporters fainting for Obama

Please people, get a grip.

UFO?


Orlando Man Records Video Of UFO Over Tampa

They have a video posted on that page. I actually saw one of these years ago. Scared me half to death. Bright orange fire and a loud roaring sound - it's a falling star, a meteor. A very close one compared to most that you see. Very cool.

United Kingdom


They want you to get a license to smoke.

No one would be able to buy cigarettes without the permit, under the idea proposed by Health England.

Oh, and bottled water is immoral.

I think England is taking a long walk off a short pier.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Food for Thought


Old commies like new face

"So what's the takeaway? What does this mean to real Americans – the hundreds of millions of us who don't read the People's Weekly World?

It means Obama is more radical, more revolutionary, more socialist, more Communist in his worldview than even Hillary.

I know. I know. It would seem nearly an impossible challenge. But that's how this veteran Commie watcher sees it.

These guys don't make rash decisions. They don't jump on bandwagons. They make calculated and well-considered choices based on one thing – who comes closer to representing the highest ideals of the Communist Manifesto and Marxist-Leninism.

These are Stalinists, stuck in another era, unable to see the world as it really is because of their delusional pathology that leads them down the deadly, oppressive path of totalitarianism.

They looked hard into the faces of Hillary and Obama. They studied their records. They pored over their position papers. And they – the U.S. version of the Politburo – determined Barack Obama is their man."

The Roots of Liberalism


The Liberal Mind

Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

* creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
* satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
* augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
* rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.

"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Olympic Competition


Synchronized Goldfish Swimming

Cool.

Global Warming Strikes Again!


Veteran Loch Ness Monster Hunter Gives Up

Despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming.

The Wrong Thing for the Right Reason


Hearts of Darkness

But paternalism's centrally directed systems of subsidies failed to raise up submerged classes, and by the end of the twentieth century even many liberals, surveying the cultural wreckage left behind by the Great Society, had abandoned their faith in the welfare state.

Yet in one area, foreign aid, the paternalist spirit is far from dead. A new generation of economists and activists is calling for a "big push" in Africa to expand programs that in practice institutionalize poverty rather than end it. The Africrats' enthusiasm for the failed policies of the past threatens to turn a struggling continent into a permanent ghetto—and to block the progress of ideas that really can liberate Africa’s oppressed populations.


Barack Obama is among those who think handing out (other peoples) money is the answer.

Obama said. "It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter, and clean drinking water.


No. Not of American foreign policy. No. It must be a priority of all peoples of the world, who are able, to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter, and clean drinking water through private contributions and private charities - and not just by handing out food and money everywhere. Government = bureaucracy, inaction, waste and corruption. Look at the United Nations, look at FEMA.

I Want to be a Super Delegate!


Superdelegates get campaign cash

Many of the superdelegates who could well decide the Democratic presidential nominee have already been plied with campaign contributions by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a new study shows.

"While it would be unseemly for the candidates to hand out thousands of dollars to primary voters, or to the delegates pledged to represent the will of those voters, elected officials serving as superdelegates have received about $890,000 from Obama and Clinton in the form of campaign contributions over the last three years," the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reported today.


Words fail. When you look up corruption in the dictionary this should be in there, maybe not the first or second spot, but definitely there.

¿¡Revolución!?


I told myself I was going to lay off on the political posts for a while - then I see this:

Nicaraguan leader calls Obama's campaign 'revolutionary'

President Daniel Ortega, who led the 1979 revolution in Nicaragua, says Barack Obama's presidential bid is a "revolutionary" phenomenon in the United States.

"It's not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. ... but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change," the Sandinista leader said Wednesday night as he accepted an honorary doctorate from an engineering university.

Ortega led a Soviet-backed government that battled U.S.-supported Contra rebels before he lost power in a 1990 election. He returned to office last year via the ballot box.


America may need revolutionary change but it is only because it has grown so far from it's roots. America works best on the basis of its inception, taking it further in the socialist direction is precisely what will be its undoing. Unfortunately, socialism is easy and people like easy. It's a rough road that leads to freedom and glory.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

From Thomas Sowell


Who Is "Fascist"?

The Fascists were completely against individualism in general and especially against individualism in a free market economy. Their agenda included minimum wage laws, government restrictions on profit-making, progressive taxation of capital, and "rigidly secular" schools.

Unlike the Communists, the Fascists did not seek government ownership of the means of production. They just wanted the government to call the shots as to how businesses would be run.

They were for "industrial policy," long before liberals coined that phrase in the United States.

Buy the book:

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning

Those who put a high value on words may recoil at the title of Jonah Goldberg's new book, "Liberal Fascism." As a result, they may refuse to read it, which will be their loss -- and a major loss.

Those who value substance over words, however, will find in this book a wealth of challenging insights, backed up by thorough research and brilliant analysis.


From Ellis Washington


Detroit's demise is the triumph of liberalism

What is liberalism? Generally, it is the political philosophy that the Leviathan State has all the answers to the intractable problems that have plagued mankind – from war, famine, pestilence, taxes, poverty, health care to race/racism, employment, discrimination, housing, economics, crime, law, education and the environment. I, too, believe that government has some role in addressing these concerns, but liberalism contends that not only is government the answer, it is the only answer.

Yes, We Can!


Without the government.

My Sentiments Exactly


Confirmed: Obama is an unreconstructed liberal

I’m becoming bored with Obama. He’s a conventional liberal who happens to be a better salesman than the rest of them, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be any better in office than any other liberal. They all chip away at the free market while they weaken our standing in the world. They’re all infected with the same PC multi-culti claptrap and most of them never met a tax hike or government program that they didn’t like (except the military, which most of them hate and can’t wait to slash). Not interested.


Asking Obama supporters: Any specific accomplishments?



Any policy difference between Hillary & Obama?



Charisma is fine and necessary to win elections these days but if that's all you got you're just an empty shell. If you're a hardcore liberal then he's your man, no doubt. But, if not, think about why you're voting for him.

I'm not impressed with any of our choices and I honestly don't know where my vote will go in November - it may default to McCain, but I won't like it. Nope.

Smothers Brothers


Funny.





Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,


Women 'falling for Obama'

You can see it in their flushed-face smiles and hear it in their screams. They say the phenomenon is difficult to describe, but once they experience it they tell their friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and they come back for more if they can.

Only One Way to Find Out!


Deputy now suspended after dumping man from wheelchair

He says a deputy looked at him and didn’t believe he was a quadriplegic. She walked behind him, took the handles on the back of the hospital-grade wheel chair and dumped it forward.


Yes, there's video.

True Colors?


Likeness of murderer Che Guevera on a Cuban flag graces the wall of a Barack Obama campaign office.

It's not the only one.

Unbelievable. ¡Viva la Revolución!

Answering Atheism


Dinesh D'Souza gives a very interesting speech about atheism vs. Christianity. Definitely worth the 40 minutes.

No Pimpin'


College Junior Breakfasts With Chelsea Clinton

Not just any college junior, but a college junior who just happens to be a super delegate.

Rae got the one-on-one treatment from the former — and possibly future — first daughter because he is a Democratic National Committee member from Wisconsin and thus a "super delegate," one of the 796 free agents who can back any candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination.


I wonder how David Shuster feels about this. And how does a 21-year old who has never voted before get to be a super delegate?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Challenging the Masses


Bishop: Christians don't go to heaven

A bishop described as "one of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought" is now challenging the widely held belief that Christians go to heaven when they die.

Good. He should. And he's right about this.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus himself is quoted as saying, "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven." (John 3:13)

Don't believe what someone says, prove it for yourself. Prove all things, hold fast to the good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21) Read the Bible, become familiar with it, ask God to guide you to His truth and believe what you learn. That's the key. Believe. If you believe, you will do. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. (John 13:17)
Some good advice:

Let me quietly, earnestly, and solemnly warn my young friends especially that in the study of the Bible we need to disabuse our minds of all human interpretations, ever remembering that not what the Fathers thought, or the schoolmen taught, or the theologians held, is necessarily true: but what the Word itself declares. -- G. Campbell Morgan

And yes, it's true,

Wright says much of "traditional Christianity" has been influenced by pagan philosophies.

Steyn Just Gets It


The Gollygamist Is Out

It would be hard to believe you could come up with a Barack Obama campaign song thinner in content than a Barack Obama campaign speech, but Mr. Wonder has apparently accomplished it. So Laura and I had a laugh over Stevie’s two-word lyric and moved on to discussing McCain and Romney and policies on this and that, at which point I observed that, on reflection, that Stevie Wonder song is actually quite a useful way to look at the campaigns. When a guy starts running for president, a few of us tend to hear the lyrics — what’s he saying about the war, abortion, taxes. But a lot more people respond to the tune — how he’s saying it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Couple of Good Speeches


Some points to consider before voting. And some laughs a long the way.

Mark Steyn speaking at CPAC. Don't miss the question and answer session.

Ann Coulter's 2008 not-a-CPAC-CPAC speech

Friday, February 08, 2008

Walking in Darkness


Not content with the wasteful, gross inefficiencies in our government spending, Nancy Pelosi is now flushing our money directly down the toilet.

House Carbon Offsets Merit Scrutiny, Lawmakers Say

As part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "Green the Capitol" initiative, the House of Representatives bought $89,000 worth of carbon credits in November.

Carbon credits - the biggest scam since the oil for food program.

Creators of carbon credit scheme cashing in on it - Guess who? None other than Al Gore himself.

The two cherub like choirboys singing loudest in the Holier Than Thou Global Warming Cathedral are Maurice Strong and Al Gore.

This duo has done more than anyone else to advance the alarmism of man-made global warming.

With little media monitoring, both Strong and Gore are cashing in on the lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.

That About Sums It Up


Get a brain! Morans

Is Canada's Economy a Model for America?

This is very interesting and informative, and before you say it has no relevance to your life, think again. Good stuff here from Mark Steyn.

The second difference between our economies is that Canada’s is more protected. I was talking once to a guy from the Bay area who ran a gay bookstore, and he swore to me that he’d had it with President Bush and that he was going to move to Vancouver and reopen his bookstore there. I told him that would be illegal in Canada and he got very huffy and said indignantly, “What do you mean it’s illegal? It’s not illegal for a gay man to own a bookstore in Canada.” I said, “No, but it’s illegal for a foreigner to own a bookstore in Canada.” He could move to Canada, yes, but he’d have to get a government job handing out benefit checks. His face dropped, and I thought of pitching one of those soft-focus TV movie-of-the-week ideas to the Lifestyle Channel, telling the heartwarming story of a Berkeley gay couple who flee Bush’s regime to live their dream of running a gay bookstore in Vancouver, only to find that Canada has ways of discriminating against them that the homophobic fascists in the United States haven’t even begun to consider.

It's the Educational System, Stupid *


Thus ends Western Civilization

And FAILED, with a capital F, is the only way to grade our modern, top-down, command-and-control, politically correct, centralized government mis-education system.

Having failed children and parents for 20, 30, 40 years now, our very way of life is threatened as a result.

Please heed this warning: There is only one thing likely to fill the vacuum when it goes. It's called tyranny. You can call it other names – fascism, communism, socialism. They're all the same. They all mean people will be disempowered in favor of elites. After all, only the elites will be equipped intellectually to make the tough decisions.

That's the way it happens.

Stop That Train, I'm Leaving


Global Warming: Man-Made or Natural?

Human activities are not influencing the global climate in a perceptible way. Climate will continue to change, as it always has in the past, warming and cooling on different time scales and for different reasons, regardless of human action.

This is not to say that we don’t face a serious problem. But the problem is political. Because of the mistaken idea that governments can and must do something about climate, pressures are building that have the potential of distorting energy policies in a way that will severely damage national economies, decrease standards of living, and increase poverty. This misdirection of resources will adversely affect human health and welfare in industrialized nations, and even more in developing nations. Thus it could well lead to increased social tensions within nations and conflict between them.


Polar bears are not endangered!

As those who have been watching the "climate change" debate know, that term can mean anything. Proponents say climate change causes the ice caps to melt; causes massive hurricanes; causes milder hurricanes; causes massive rain fall; causes deserts; causes flooding; causes colder winters; causes milder winters; in short, climate change is an undefined theory that can mean anything its proponents find necessary to enforce their agenda. That is a very dangerous premise on which to try to function as a society.


The Democratic war on science

In a science free of politics, he noted, there should be no reason to scramble and nothing to clarify.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Police Officer Shoots 2nd Suicide Bomber


Incredible footage of the moment paramedics realized he was the second bomber

One of the comments on that page:
The 2nd bomber was heard saying "I'd rather be water boarded"

Heh.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Unreal!


Report: 1 in 4 Britons Think Winston Churchill Never Existed

Young Britons under 20 lack a basic historical education according to the survey results,


They are not alone. Never before have so many been so full of knowledge of so little importance. The internet age.

Kids aren't stupid, they just care about the wrong things, and the schools reinforce that.

This is a Real Headline


I didn't really want to post this but ... you're gonna laugh.

Crack found in man's buttocks

Police don't get paid enough, do they? If you use drugs, are you sure you know where it's been?

Life On Mars!


And they have a sense of humor

Here's another one.

Dhimmi Watch


Multiple wives will mean multiple benefits

Husbands with multiple wives have been given the go-ahead to claim extra welfare benefits

Even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, the decision by ministers means that polygamous marriages can now be recognised formally by the state, so long as the weddings took place in countries where the arrangement is legal.

The outcome will chiefly benefit Muslim men with more than one wife, as is permitted under Islamic law. Ministers estimate that up to a thousand polygamous partnerships exist in Britain, although they admit there is no exact record.


Unbelievable.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Vile


Women 'tricked into suicide blasts'

Two women suicide bombers who have killed nearly 80 people in Baghdad were Down's Syndrome victims exploited by al Qaida.


One of the most despicable, vile, repugnant acts a human being could possibly do. And they think they do God a favor? We are being entirely too easy on these guys.

John McCain's Press Conference


Pat Campbell posted a video of John McCain's first press conference as President. Pretty funny.

Fossil Fuel?


Discovery backs theory oil not 'fossil fuel'

I don't know enough to say yeah or nay on this but the whole oil comes from dinosaur thing never really did make sense to me. That's a whole lot of dead animals for each deposit. Did you ever stop to think how much oil and how many deposits there are? How much oil would come from each animal? You're talking massive quantities here. They say plants and plankton, not just dinosaurs, but still.

And if you buried an animal in your backyard, what would happen to it? It would be eaten by bugs and micro-organisms and decay to dust, the bones taking the longest decay. Did they ever demonstrate how oil comes from that or is it just theory?

The following is from the World Book Encyclopedia, 1961, Vol. 14, pages 297-300, quoted on this website.

Organic Theory. No one really knows how petroleum was formed. Most scientists believe the organic theory. It says that petroleum was formed through millions of years in great oceans that covered many parts of the earth during prehistoric times. Tiny plants and animals lived in shallow water and along the coasts of seas, just as they do today. As these plants and animals died, their remains settled on the muddy bottoms of the oceans. Here, even smaller forms of life called bacteria caused them to decay.

Fine sand and mud, called sediments, drifted down over the plant and animal matter. As these sediments piled up, their great weight pressed them into hard, compact beds, or layers, of sedimentary rock. During this process, bacteria, heat, pressure, and perhaps other natural forces changed the plant and animal remains into oil and natural gas.

Tiny drops of oil and bubbles of gas moved from the mud beds in which they were formed into other sedimentary rocks, usually sandstone or limestone. These porous rocks contain pores, or small openings, through which the oil moved.

Through millions of years, layers of less porous sedimentary rock formed above the rock beds. This rock sealed the oil and gas into underground pools. Later, many of the ancient seas drained away through movements of the earth’s crust, and dry land appeared above the petroleum deposits.


I don't know how reliable that is, just found it in a search, but it agrees with what I've heard before. So, I think the fact is, they don't know. Bottom line. It may not come from dinosaurs after all.

Probably Not Accidental


Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast

An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.


Three cables in three days. Not sure why though, maybe just to see what happens.