Wednesday, January 31, 2007
- AP story
Really? Heh. Biden is going to be a lot of fun, and he is going to spend a lot of time spinning his off-the-cuff remarks.
- Biden, referring to Obama
The other African-Americans were not clean?
“I don’t think John Edwards knows what the heck he is talking about."
I agree with Biden on this one.
- AP story
Some of us recall when Biden withdrew from the 1988 race amid accusations of plagiarism.
- Barack Hussein
“His record is liberal, and his rhetoric is moderate.”
- Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, referring to Obama
“How you come across is more important than how you vote. If voters perceive you as moderate, then your voting record isn’t terribly relevant. Perception is more important than reality.”
- Charlie Cook, editor of the Cook Political Report
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
I am inclined to lets the states handle it.
Yes, I know, you can make an effective argument that the state government in Wisconsin is totally inept. The answer to that problem is for the voters to elect better people, not to go running to the federal government for solutions.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
- David Limbaugh
My answer = She can fool a lot of uninformed voters. It is incumbent on the swiftboaters to make sure the voters are informed, because the leftmost media is not going to make any effort to inform the voters about any subject dealing with the Clantons.
Monday, January 29, 2007
- Newt Gingrich
Q: Will America and Israel survive?
My own answer: Probably not. Both will be betrayed by American liberals.
- AP story
"We are millions 'n' millions,
We're coming to get you
We're protected by unions
So don't let it upset you"
- Flakes by Frank Zappa
"... there's no risk
There's no call for any action at all
When you have unions on your side"
- A New Argentina from the Evita soundtrack
- Savielly Tartakower
"Help your pieces so that they can help you."
- Paul Morphy
"I see one move ahead. The best one."
- Jose Capablanca
"The older I grow, the more I value pawns."
- Paul Keres
"The pawn is the soul of chess."
... and how to avoid them!
218 Examples of Typical Blunders
The ten are:
1. Bad development
2. Neglecting the king
3. Misjudging threats
4. Ignoring pins
5. Premature aggression
8. Snatching pawns
9. Creating weaknesses
Definitely worth reading, and probably worth buying.
And they should ramrod through enabling legislation that allows local cities and counties to impose stiff penalties on individuals who despoil the environment. It's high time to put polar bears -- and all other living things, for that matter -- above corporate profits."
- Wayne Madsen
Many Americans may view this polar bear gambit as just another backdoor attempt by dedicated greens to restrict energy use in the United States.
They might well be right."
- H. Sterling Burnett
Even by Alaska's prodigious, myth-making standards, this is a remarkably snowy winter on the Last Frontier."
- AP story
- Rev. Jesse Jackson
"I think he (Obama) will get substantial support from blacks, but not all blacks. Some black voters are going to find him - what? Too white."
- David Bositis of the Joint Center for Political Studies
Sunday, January 28, 2007
"If the promise of pork and more programs is the way Republicans think they'll regain the majority, then they've got a problem."
- Jeb Bush
The 10-day Ashura mourning period culminates on Tuesday with processions and ceremonies at the city’s sacred shrine, the burial ground of Hussein. His death in 680 AD, during a battle in Karbala for leadership of the Islamic faith, was a key historical event in the ongoing sectarian rift between Sunnis and Shias in Iraq.
- Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma)
Not going to happen because Democrats are committed to making the U.S. a third-world country.
An investigation by The Sunday Times has indicated that the practice of artificially driving up prices — known as shill bidding — is widespread across the site."
- timesonline story
2. Prima Pils
3. Ommegang Abbey Ale
4. Boont Amber Ale
5. Sierra Nevada Porter
6. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
7. Tröegenator Double Bock
8. Samuel Adams Utopias
9. Alaskan Smoked Porter
10. Mirror Pond Pale Ale
My favorites seem to be absent from this list.
Where is the Bitter Woman from Hell IPA by Tyranena?
Saturday, January 27, 2007
- woodtv story
My guess is that there are quite a few houses just like this in Michigan.
- Hillary Clinton
This is Hillary Clinton pretending to be Margaret Thatcher?
Friday, January 26, 2007
- Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, on evidence that injuries to an area of the brain can instantly break a smoking habit.
Yeah, now if we could just find that area of the brain that would cure liberals of their mental disorder....
Thursday, January 25, 2007
- Ankle Biting Pundits
"This particular focus on this one word does not really address the issues, because we can't regulate people's thoughts," said the pastor, who is black. "A person has a constitutional right to be stupid. We can't make a law against people who may have feelings that we don't approve of."
- ABC News story
- bassist Michael Balzary, better known as Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commenting the new energy drinks known as "Liquid Experience" which feature the image of Jimi Hendrix
John Kerry was crying for himself and the dashing of those ambitions. What a pathetic display. As this sad man ended his national political career, he wallowed in self-pity because he wasn’t going to get what he wanted."
- Dean Barnett
John Kerry has always been and will always be a liberal.
His behavior typifies liberals.
- AP story
I wish I could have attended the MLK party.
I love fried chicken.
- ABC News story
Yeah, Nifong thinks he is the victim.
This ABC News story documents how Nifong has not learned anything from the Duke case. As unbelievable as it sounds, he would do it all over again knowing what he does now.
Nifong needs to be disciplined in a manner that sends a message that this kind of behavior is not going to be tolerated.
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution story
I fully expect liberals to rally to the defense of the suspect. They will probably sue the graveyard for infringing on his right to desecrate graves.
- Steven Malanga
Now it only remains for that individual to announce a Republican candidacy and persuade America that he is in the race until the end."
- Christopher G. Adamo
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
- Ann Coulter
- Sweetness & Light
Heh. Those pesky Persians just never give up.
This Mahdi is sort of like The Great White Buffalo?
- hotline blog
Heh. That remains to be seen.
"To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago. Furthermore, the Indonesian school Obama attended in Jakarta is a public school that is not and never has been a Madrassa. These malicious, irresponsible charges are precisely the kind of politics the American people have grown tired of, and that Senator Obama is trying to change by focusing on bringing people together to solve our common problems."
- Obama's staff
Another version of the Obama fights back story here.
- John Kerry
Yeah, but last time was not the right time either, and it did not stop him then, so what is different now?
There is another version of the story here.
Boston Globe story here, which suggests that Kerry's botched joke might have been the final nail in the coffin.
You want a ''perfect solution?'' Fine, here it is: Muslim cabbies should do their jobs. Period.
- Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
A science fiction novel of first contact between humans and an alien race on a planet called Caliban (named after Shakespeare's The Tempest).
The story alternates between the viewpoints of the humans and the aliens.
Each of the humans is tragically flawed. The story is a slow mover with frequent flashbacks to show how each member of the crew came to be so tragically flawed.
Borders on the noir, with themes of treason, betrayal, and attempted murder.
In some ways a cautionary tale regarding the perils of miscommunication.
There are so many better novels out there that I am reluctant to recommend it.
Illustrated by Adam Mock
This novel is the chronicles of Mordred Soulis, a mercenary in the employ of King Conrad during the Second Crusade.
The story begins in 1147 AD.
The author uses actual historical events as a basis for the story. For example, there is the disaster at Dorylaeum, where the incompetent Conrad gets almost his entire army wiped out.
Mordred is one of the few survivors of the debacle. For Mordred, it gets worse from there when he is bitten by an unnatural creature, and becomes a weird sort of half-vampire himself.
He then meets Templars who nurse him back to health and send him on his way to confront evil.
In this story, the Templars are the good guys, and elements of the Roman Catholic Church are the villains (sort of like real life?). The chief villain is an ancient evil pseudo-vampire named Vlad who was resurrected by Catholics in a misguided search for immortality.
Saladin has a cameo.
It is an entertaining story, but ends in mid-story after Mordred teams up with a werewolf from Scotland and an ancient vampire who lives beneath The Great Pyramid in Egypt.
I would very much like to read the second book in the series, but even though there are over a million volumes in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, the second book (Vol 2: The Ruthless) is not one of them.
The title is derived from a line of poetry by Dylan Thomas: "And death shall have no dominion." (quoted in the novel on page 186)
This novel is the second in a series, and I did not read the first one.
It is a hybrid hard-boiled detective/vampire horror story with Joe Pitt as the vampire PI.
In this setting, vampirism is caused by a virus. And Joe's girlfriend has HIV. And the plot involves a street drug consisting of infected blood. Mix all that with the blood drinking and blood spilling, blood is a prominent feature of the novel.
Very violent. Graphically violent. At one point, Joe bites the eyeball out of one of his opponents.
Interesting novel, worth reading once, but probably not more than that.
- Liz Cheney, former principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs
- Bargain Suppliers employee
"If you look at the polls, his opinion is reflected by a majority of Americans now."
- Othman Atta, Islamic Society of Milwaukee
"Military supporters bombard West Allis company with messages; fears for safety arise"
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"We're monitoring the situation, in case somebody decides to retaliate."
- West Allis Police Captain Tom Kukowski
My own comment = A liberal disrespects soldiers, and there is a backlash. To be expected.
- David Limbaugh
The only thing Biden & Co. are serious about is making the U.S. a third-world country.
- NY Times
Somewhat ironic that, after liberals told us that public financing was the answer to all our problems, it was a liberal that delivered the death blow.
- Michael Zemp, a glacier expert at the University of Zurich
"Scientists say the phenomenon has been occurring for more than a century, suggesting that manmade emissions of carbon dioxide are combining with purely natural factors, such as a shift in jet streams pumping warmer air into traditionally cooler northern climes."
- AP story
- NY Times story about politics in Dearborn, Michigan
“People look at an Arab now, and the first thing that pops into their head is terrorism. We want to change that. Arab-Americans have to become political figures to change that.
- Tarick Salmaci
Monday, January 22, 2007
- Gay Patriot story on Hillary Clinton
Yeah, the Clantons were always complaining about the "politics of personal destruction" which is somewhat ironic considering the Clantons were always the most frequent practitioners of the politics of personal destruction.
by Alan Skorski
Painstakingly researched book documents how Al Franken is a dishonest hypocrite.
But we all knew that, right?
Conservatives despise Franken because he is a dishonest hypocrite.
And liberals adore Franken because he is a dishonest hypocrite.
The people of Minnesota must have very low esteem to even consider this guy a credible candidate.
Movie based on the E.B. White novel.
Preachy, shamelessly manipulative.
A real tearjerker, not a dry eye in the house.
Most people were crying because Charlotte bit the big one.
A few of us were crying to think of all those sausages going to waste.
Democrats who don't hew to this agenda could find themselves facing well-funded primary opponents - an aggressive strategy to counter moderate and conservative blocs within the party."
- AP story
Saturday, January 20, 2007
- Sarah Baxter
Friday, January 19, 2007
by Robert Danielsson
Illustrated by Mats Andersson
Designed to explain the rules of chess to children.
Cartoon-like illustrations, very well done.
Pawns are "farmers," knights are "horses," and rooks are "towers."
by Simon Louvish
Biography of Mary Jane West, better known as Mae West.
Born 1893, died 1980.
Star of stage and screen, and a prolific writer of screenplays, movie scripts, and novels.
She was a fascinating person, and I am glad I read the book.
This is the question Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's camp is asking about Sen. Barack Obama."
- Insight story
But Allahpundit at HotAir is not buying it. Check his views here.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I am a huge supporter of the American military, but I cannot understand why they nurtured this loser for as long as they did.
- NY Sun story
Stuff like this makes me really skeptical of citing anonymous sources.
There is an accompanying news story about the ban here.
Out of more than 200 comments posted on the jsonline web site, the article quoted three.
One of the quotes was:
"Is the ban going to be enforced? My prediction is 'No,' and therefore the ban is meaningless," wrote one adult. "It is yet another case of blaming an inanimate object (in this case, the phone) for misbehavior."
Thank God they did not include my name.
- Washington Times story
Any talk of the decline of the Clantons is premature and exaggerated.
The Earps underestimated the Clantons. You know what they say about those who ignore history.
"This was not our mistake."
- Andrea Newman, Northwest Airlines senior vice-president for government relations
I guess that explains why Northwest Airlines grants special privileges to Muslims.
Debbie Schlussel covers the story here.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
- NBC-LA story
Global warming grinds slow, but it surely does grind.
- Ann Coulter, referring to the NY Times editorial oddities
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial attacking Rep. Kagen (D-WI)
Translation: Kagen is to politicians as the Journal Sentinel is to newspapers.
Also notice how the Journal Sentinel always waits until after the election to voice these kinds of remarks?
Before the election, Kagen was their fair-haired boy.
- USA Today story
This is an outstanding novel.
In some ways similar to Neuromancer by William Gibson and Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, but it is not a copycat of either of those fine novels.
A post-apocalyptic future of software hackers and nanotechnology.
Well worth reading, more than once.
A very good fantasy novel.
Lots of interesting characters.
Three of my favorite characters are Arya (the elf), Angela (the witch) and Solembum (the werecat).
The naysayers who criticized the novel for being excessively derivative are either speaking from jealousy or are themselves ignorant of the roots of all fantasy literature.
Well worth reading, more than once.
I have not yet read the next book in the series, but I am looking forward to it.
- NRO editorial
Maybe Barack Hussein is more similar to Jimmy Carter than to Abraham Lincoln?
And when I say near the bottom, I mean if he claws his way up a bit, he’ll be at the bottom.
- Jonah Goldberg, beating up on John Kerry
- jcarl4283, commenting on Obama
Does he mean campaigning with a dried-out carcass?
Or does he mean with his dad alive?
This would take some serious amount of necromancy, considering how long the guy has been dead.
Heh. Either way would be interesting.
- Debbie Schlussel
It pays to be Muslim, I guess.
- Thomas Jefferson
GraniteGrok covers the quote here.
The everyday bravery and consummate professionalism of the troops I embedded with has strengthened my faith in the U.S. military."
- Michelle Malkin
You are not going to hear this from the left-wing, terrorist-sympathizing media and anti-war bloggers.
- Xinhuanet story
The story did not mention if the Persians used a Russian-made missile.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
- Debbie Schlussel, complaining about the negative way that Americans are portrayed in the film Babel. She is not saying this about Americans, she is saying that this is how they are portrayed in the film.
My own comment = Accurately describes many American liberals.
- Financial Times story
I am in favor of innovation.
- AP story
People died, severe power outages, and all due to global warming?
- Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, announcing a commission to reduce the incarceration rate of African-American males
My prediction = The solution will involve Indian gaming. Doyle's proposed solutions to any problem always involve Indian gaming.
- AP story
- AP story
If this is correct (it is an AP story, so it might not be), this is incredibly stupid.
We can only hope that Iran will deliver the missiles to Islamic terrorists "defending themselves" against Russian attacks.
GraniteGrok covers the story here.
- Barack Hussein
In some ways, he is like The Great White Buffalo.
He is coming to save our asses! (with apologies to Ted Nugent)
- NY Times story
Yes, but liberals will continue to make dire predictions anyway.
I am always fascinated by how forecasters can barely predict the weather for a few days, but liberals can see the effects of global warming decades into the future with perfect clarity.
These are the same liberals who, a few short decades ago, predicted global cooling.
- CBC description of The Enemy at Home by Dinesh D'Souza
I agree with this, but it is a bizarre alliance. The only thing that liberals and Islamic radicals have in common is a hatred for America.
Sort of a Horace Greeley type of story.
"Late last year, Forbes magazine named Ms. Zhang the wealthiest woman in China. She may even be the richest self-made woman in the world..."
- NY TImes story
Monday, January 15, 2007
- Brian Dickerson
- Washington Times story
"There's no question about my support of the military."
- John Murtha
Sunday, January 14, 2007
- AP story
- Philip Klein
- blogger who is anti-war in Iraq, anti-war on terrorism, and anti-Bush
He claims to be a retired special forces officer, and maybe he is, but there is no way for me to independently confirm that.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
A lot of pundits picked the Ravens in this one.
And once again, the media inflated the importance of a black quarterback, in this case Steve McNair.
Head coaches and quarterbacks, regardless of race, get too much credit when a team wins and too much blame when a team loses.
Friday, January 12, 2007
- Science News article
Imagine that. Without any human activity, the Arctic was warmer than it is now. Did Al Gore mention that in his movie "An Implausible Truth?"
- Peggy Noonan
I think she fairly summarizes Democrats: not serious, superficial, and always willing to put partisan politics ahead of what is good for the country.
Two Contender alums, Walter "Two Guns" Wright and Cornelius "K9" Bundrage won their fights.
Wright TKOed undefeated Dan Wallace. Wallace had never fought outside Michigan. Wallace's lack of experience against quality competition really showed.
Bundrage won a split decision against Chris "The Mechanic" Smith in what I thought was a very close fight.
As always, I really enjoyed the analysis by Teddy Atlas.
"In 1966, I was a naval aviator in Vietnam. The blood chit was my introduction to the Hmong, who lived in the mountainous regions straddling Vietnam's borders with Cambodia and Laos. A blood chit was a square of silk with a message in many languages, including Hmong, that stated if the person carrying it was returned to the Americans or South Vietnamese, a reward would be paid in gold."
"We carried the chits in our survival gear. But we also knew that the Hmong were so loyal to Americans that reward or no reward they would protect any of us. The Hmong helped many downed aviators. When we left Vietnam in April 1975, we thanked them by abandoning them."
(from the July 2001 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
This is a spooky little ghost story about a man who tries to rescue a girl who could have been his daughter.
Tom Kelley is both aided and opposed by supernatural beings.
The deciding battle occurs in the Mechanic's Club in the subway tunnels far beneath Boston.
An odd story, and one well worth reading.
- Washington Post story published in the 1-10-07 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
I am amazed bordering on stupification by this prediction. I routinely go entire weeks without eating a single meal of fast food. How can anyone eat that much fast food?
- quoted by Debbie Schlussel from The Gitmo High Life by Robert Pollock
- Reuters story
Six senators propose limits on greenhouse gases. The six include McCain, Lieberman, and Obama. Note the political aspirations here. One might be inclined to accuse them of pandering.
Also note that melting glaciers and rising sea levels are part of a natural cycle that has occurred throughout earth's history, including numerous times when there were no significant human activities to affect the cycle (assuming that you believe the current interpretation of the fossil record, which is one of those "science facts" that seems to periodically change based on new evidence and analysis).
"I am shocked that a school district would come to this decision," the movie's co-producer, Laurie David, said in a prepared statement. "There is no opposing view to science, which is fact, and the facts are clear that global warming is here, now."
My own comments:
Not everyone is buying into "An Implausible Truth."
I wonder if Ms. Laurie David actually knows how science works.
- State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, referring to the attack on the American embassy in Greece
"I am shocked," said Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican and his party's chief deputy whip, noting that Mrs. Pelosi campaigned heavily on promises of honest government. "Now we find out that she is exempting hometown companies from minimum wage. This is exactly the hypocrisy and double talk that we have come to expect from the Democrats."
My own comment = Pelosi is a hypocrite, but we already knew that.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
"We're not going to baby sit a civil war," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told NBC's "Today" Show. He said the Democratic-controlled Congress would not undercut troops already in Iraq but would explore ways to restrict the president from expanding the mission.
- AP story
I'll bet corporations really appreciate his help with fiscal accountability given the history of Senate Democrats on that subject.
- Jerry Resler, editorial writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Heh. These liberals might be weak on the issues, but they are clever with words.
- Jim Brown, community columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
If there are a lot of them, is it fair to describe them as a fringe?
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
- Hugo Chavez
A lot of people would like to have Jesus on their side. Apparently, Hugo Chavez is one of them.
Why doesn't he swear by Mohammed? I am sure there is a perfectly good reason why he does not.
Infamous Ali quotes:
"War is against the teachings of the Holy Qur'an. I'm not trying to dodge the draft. We are not supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger. We don't take part in Christian wars or wars of any unbelievers."
"A black man should be killed if he's messing with a white woman." When asked if a black woman dated whites: "Then she dies. Kill her, too."
Australia has never suffered a major terrorist attack on home soil, although 92 Australians have been killed in bombings blamed on Islamic militants in neighboring Indonesia since 2002."
- Reuters news story
- Bavarian state premier Edmund Stoiber
"A handful of fanatics brandishes alleged religious laws to jeopardise our most basic freedoms. To which threats are now added the murmurings audible across Europe about the 'provocations' we must avoid in order not to antagonise these supposed foreign sensibilities. Times are getting tough in Europe. Now is not the moment for cowardice."
- French philosophers, including Bernard-Henri Levy, Alain Finkielkraut and Andre Glucksmann
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
"Hillel had planned to screen "Obsession" during Judaism Awareness Week in November. The school stepped in after receiving complaints from Muslim students that the film negatively portrayed Islam."
My own comment = Now if the film had been anti-Christian, no problem at all. If the film had been anti-American, no problem at all. But Borg administrators cannot deal with a film that negatively portrays Islam.
"The council has publicly declared that constructive political discourse is only acceptable when Islam is removed from the national conversation.”
- Muslim spokesperson
Translation: Moderate Muslims do not like it when someone defies Islamic bullying.
Up here, in the "Mile-Hi City", we just recovered from a Historic event--- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to tens of thousands.
George Bush did not come. FEMA did nothing. No one howled for the government. No one blamed the government. No one even uttered an expletive on TV.
Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit. Our Mayor did not blame Bush or anyone else. Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.
CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this Category 5 snowstorm as they did Katrina. No Larry King, No Bill O'Reilly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera. No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found.
Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards. No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House. No one looted. Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something. Nobody expected the government to do anything, either.
Nope, we just melted the snow for water. Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars. The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny.
Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snowbound families. Families took in the stranded people - total strangers. We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns. We put on extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die". We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.
Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.
Maybe SOME people (Like New Orleans and Wash. DC freeloaders) will get the message. The world does not owe you a living. The Government and Tax dollars are not your insurance company.
In the first bill being rushed through the 110th Congress, liberal House Democrats are attempting to surrender a key aspect of our homeland security to the United Nations.
H.R. 1, Mrs. Pelosi and her ultra-liberal pal’s first attempt to draft legislation to make America safe since 9/11, contains language that would subject our country's most effective counter proliferation initiative to limitations imposed by the UN Security Council.
The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is a four year-old program, created and led by the United States that allows America and our allies to interdict the transfer of banned weapons and technology. The program consists of 14 core partner countries and dozens of additional supporting nations, all of whom share a mutual interest in preventing the spread of WMD.
Incredibly, H.R. 1 would express the Sense of Congress that this program needs to be authorized by the UN. Talk about surrendering our national security to UN bureaucrats!
It should be obvious that the PSI functions precisely because the UN is not directly involved. Allowing the Security Council to govern the program would instantly jeopardize the intelligence, routes, and methods used by American and allied forces as they try and keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue regimes.
Even more ominously, the Democrat proposal would essentially hand over our efforts to stop nuclear proliferation to a global body that has counted among its membership in recent years both Pakistan and Syria. It is already a goal of the Bush Administration to broaden international participation in the PSI. It should not be a goal to expand that membership to the proliferators themselves.
If this effort is part of a broader agenda by Democrat leaders to globalize America's foreign policy and national security, it must stop now. This afternoon, Republicans will offer a motion to commit the bill H.R. 1 to committee with instructions to remove this language and ensure that America's homeland security efforts are not controlled by the United Nations.
Our national security depends on you calling your House Representative right now and urging him or her to vote YES on the Republican Motion to Commit on H.R. 1 to committee with instructions to remove this language that would jeopardize America.
J. William Lauderback
Executive Vice President
The American Conservative Union
Naked elite liberals as the nation's leaders?
This is a scary thought.
Picture the next John Kerry and the next Hillary Clinton running around naked.
That is a disturbing image.
This is another case where information technology matters. If the volume of files is too large to search manually, then search them electronically.
Do the files consist of hand-scribbled notes on coffee-stained napkins? Whatever happened to that promise of the paperless office?
Also, can we dispense with the liberal myth that illegal aliens are paragons of virtue that never commit crimes?
Those statements would be humorous if they were not so pathetic.
I would point out that the only people who can make liberals look ridiculous are the liberals themselves, and they do a masterful job of it.
Here is what John Hawkins at Right Wing News had to say about it:
"People always wonder why liberals do so many protests and conservatives don't bother. Well, let me tell you, you go try to convince a conservative to put tinfoil on his head, go down to the beach, and be part of a group of people spelling out something like, "Kennedy's Drunk," and he'll look at you like you need to be sent away to an asylum. On the other hand, liberals hear basically the same spiel and they think, "That's the greatest idea since Al Gore invented the lightbulb!" It's just one of the many fundamental differences between conservatives and liberals."
- AP story (since it is AP, it is probably not accurate)
Yeah, plus we need a race-card player in the mix. I am in favor of it. Lots of potential entertainment value.
"And remember that Saddam could have prevented the Iraq war altogether by taking the safe passage into exile offered by President Bush immediately prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion. Instead, he whizzed by every possible off-ramp en route to his meeting with his maker last week."- Rachel Marsden
- David Limbaugh
- Blue Origin website
Once again, we see private enterprise seeking to do what bloated, inefficient government programs fail to do (a similar government project was canceled after spending huge amounts of tax money).
Monday, January 08, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Of course, if Tony Romo had not fumbled the hold on the field goal attempt, Dallas might have won.
What do you suppose Romo was thinking about? Instead of concentrating on the ball, he was thinking about his golf game? Carrie Underwood?
Saturday, January 06, 2007
- letter to Michelle Malkin, posted on her blog, referring to Senator John Kerry
Now that is left-wing dedication. Maybe the guy watched "An Implausible Truth" too many times.
Drinking style: Don't ever tell Scorpios they've had enough, for they'll smirk at you and quietly but intentionally keep tippling till they're hog-whimpering drunk, out of 100-proof spite. Scorpios like to drink, and screw you if you have a problem with that. Most of them see the sauce as something to savor in itself, and not as a personality-altering tool - though if depressed, self-loathing Scorps seek total obliteration. But generally, they're fascinating drinking pals, brilliant conversationalists and dizzying flirts. They also remember everything -- especially what you did when you were blitzed. Only drink with a Scorpio who likes you.
Friday, January 05, 2007
I sure hope Yale geochemist Berner was misrepresented, because he would know that what they attributed to him was not true.
Assuming that the geologic record is what scientists think it is, there is no way that in 4.5 billion years of earth history there were only two such events.
Gun rights spokesmen are aware of these attempts to weaken our defenses. In fact, Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Tex.), a stalwart supporter of 2nd Amendment rights for many years, wrote last November wrote that, “Gun control may have faded as a political issue, but the mentality that Washington knows best—and that certain constitutional rights are anachronisms—is alive and well. Look for gun control advocates to bide their time and look for new ways to resurrect the issue in 2008 and beyond.”
- Nidal al-Mughrabi
- Debbie Schlussel
- Mac Johnson
Thursday, January 04, 2007
"But Hassan Mohamud, imam at Al-Taqwa Mosque of St. Paul and director of the Islamic Law Institute at the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, one of the largest Islamic organizations in the state, said asking Muslims to transport alcohol "is a violation of their faith. Muslims do not consume, carry, sell or buy alcohol, and Islam also considers the saliva of dogs to be unclean," he said."
- George Will
I agree with George Will on this one, let the markets decide. We routinely see employers paying more than the minimum wage. And why is that? Because they have to in order to get the employees they want.
Home to Muslim extremists.
"Proving the old adage wrong. The enemy of my enemy is not always my friend.
Sometimes, he's just our enemy. And, unfortunately, he's living on American soil with permanent citizenship. And a lot of easily-incited followers."- Debbie Schlussel
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
"This powder is the hottest of the hot! Behind the heat is a fruity flavor that makes these chiles a wonderful way to spark up a dish - but can be used sparingly. You might want to open a window before opening the packet."
When they say this is the hottest of the hot, they are not kidding.
Ouch. It was painful reading this.
Little Miss Attila did not even get an honorable mention. I guess that proves that she is not really on the right at all.
Addendum: The list is now 21. They added Michael Savage.
- Eason Jordan
The AP has credibility? With whom?
Liberals read the AP because they admire left-wing liars.
Conservatives read the AP to keep track of what the enemies of America are lying about.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Fun card game, sort of a Nascar meets Lovecraft.
To win, you need a fast car, a good pit crew, and a little human sacrifice does not hurt either.
The design is unbalanced for two-person play.
3+ players gives a more balanced game, because the other players will gang up on the leader.