Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What if?

Paleontologist Meave Leakey, a Genographic adviser, commented: "Who would have thought that as recently as 70,000 years ago, extremes of climate had reduced our population to such small numbers that we were on the very edge of extinction."

- AP/Star Tribune (link here)

Showing, once again, that climate change is nothing new.

Prisons filled with Muslims

This prison is majority Muslim -- as is virtually every house of incarceration in France. About 60 to 70 percent of all inmates in the country's prison system are Muslim, according to Muslim leaders, sociologists and researchers, though Muslims make up only about 12 percent of the country's population.

- Washington Post (link here)

Maybe the Muslims should stop their criminal behavior.

Al Franken

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, front-runner in the race to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, said on Tuesday that he has paid $70,000 in back taxes and penalties owed in 17 states, going back to 2003.

- Star Tribune (link here)

If he cannot even competently control his own finances, how is he going to handle the duties of a senator?

If he cannot manage one accountant, how is he going to manage a staff?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Democracy wins another one

Democracy was the big loser in the Supreme Court on Monday. The court upheld Indiana’s voter identification law, which solves a nearly nonexistent problem by putting major barriers between voters — particularly minorities — and the ballot box.

- New York Timed editorial (link here)

Yet another disingenuous rant while liberals desperately try to maintain their ability to win elections through voter fraud.

Prairie dog fishing

The Colorado Wildlife Commission will meet to discuss a complete ban on prairie dog hunting in the state of Colorado April 30-May 1. While radical anti-hunting/animal rights groups are targeting prairie dog hunting as cruel, it is a traditional sporting activity and necessary management tool, especially for ranching interests in the state.

- NRA-ILA (link here)

Would this also ban the popular new sport of prairie dog fishing?

Global warming hits Minnesota

Should flurries fall in the Twin Cities today as expected, it will mark the first time in nearly a century that there has been snow four consecutive days this late in the spring season.

- Star Tribune (link here)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Franken vs. The Little Guy

It has been said with some regularity that Republicans hate unions, but love individual workers. Conversely, Democrats love unions, they just hate actual workers. While one may disagree, at least as far as Democrats go, Al Franken is giving some truth to the statement.

- Erick Erickson (link here)

Yet another reason that liberals love Al Franken.


But blinded by an unfounded faith in the moral superiority of his insipid political beliefs, Jimmy Carter is chronically incapable of coming to grips with his own incompetence and moral confusion, or the damage they inflict on America. As a result, he has remained active since leaving office, which has only meant continuing harm to the country.

- Christopher G. Adamo (link here)


Going out like Carter

Yesterday, President Bush announced the nomination of U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III a/k/a "Abu Porno" to a Federal Judgeship in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

I've repeatedly detailed on this site how Murphy allowed Hezbollah financiers from the Hammoud and Chahine families to leave the country, then indicted them once they were conveniently out of reach. I've written about how Murphy has the worst record of prosecuting terrorists of any U.S. Attorney in the country. I told you how his tight friendship with Islamic terrorism financiers is so tight that, last month, he had to recuse himself and his entire office from the prosecution of Saddam spy Muthanna Al-Hanooti of HAMAS/Al-Qaeda charity, LIFE for Relief and Development, with whose officers Murphy is close.

- Debbie Schlussel (link here)

Pathetic. Bush came in like Reagan and is going out like Carter.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Trust, or lack thereof

Lost in the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign's aggressive attacks on Barack Obama in recent days is a deep and enduring problem that threatens to undercut any inroads Clinton has made in her struggle to overtake him in the Democratic presidential race: She has lost trust among voters, a majority of whom now view her as dishonest.

- Washington Post (link here)

Who are these people who, until recently, thought she was honest?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Women and their guns

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had an interesting article on women and guns.

This is a serious sniper rifle.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Osama Obama

Thanks to Mark for forwarding this picture to me.


But if you were to take an objective look at Obama, you could reasonably conclude that Obama transcends politics by making the typical politician appear more honest. With each passing day, a new lie springs forth from Obama’s mouth causing university professors and ivy league graduates to faint at the non-truth that affirms their world view.

- Erick Erickson, Human Events (link here)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Minnesota's Muslim public school

Charter schools are public schools and by law must not endorse or promote religion.

Evidence suggests, however, that TIZA is an Islamic school, funded by Minnesota taxpayers.

TIZA's operation as a public, taxpayer-funded school is troubling on several fronts. TIZA is skirting the law by operating what is essentially an Islamic school at taxpayer expense. The Department of Education has failed to provide the oversight necessary to catch these illegalities, and appears to lack the tools to do so. In addition, there's a double standard at work here -- if TIZA were a Christian school, it would likely be gone in a heartbeat.

- Katherine Kersten, Star Tribune (link here)

It comes as no surprise that Minnesota liberals favor Muslims over Christians.

The Return of Durga

Rural India is deeply superstitious, and the little girl is being hailed as a return of the Hindu goddess of valor, Durga, a fiery deity traditionally depicted with three eyes and many arms.

- AP/Denver Post (link here)