Friday, October 31, 2008

Norm Coleman

The Duluth News Tribune endorses U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman for re-election over his Democratic challenger, Al Franken.

- Duluth News Tribune (link here)

I am shocked.

The people in Duluth must be drinking bottled water.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

W's judges

And, as I tell most people who cite the Bush Justices, most important decisions never even get to the Supreme Court. They're decided at the Federal District Court and Appeals levels. Remember, the Supreme Court accepts very few cases for consideration.

That takes us to the very liberal, very objectionable District Court judges Bush has appointed. Some of them are virtually indistinguishable from likely Kerry appointees.

- Debbie Schlussel (link here)


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Colon Powell

As I've always noted, Colin Powell was a liberal and has been a fan of skin-color-based affirmative action, from which he's benefited his entire life. Skin color, in no short measure is why he became a General, why he got promoted to the top of America's military, why he was chosen for a key role in both Bush, father and son, administrations, and why he was given a coveted position on AOL's board, which made him an instant gazillionaire, once his son (also benefitting from Bush-based affirmative action) approved the deal as head of the FCC. It certainly wasn't his foreign policy, which was anti-Israel, pan-Arabist, and liberal, liberal, liberal. As I've always noted, as Secretary of State, Colin Powell was "Madeleine Albright Minus the Skirt" . . . and lipstick . . . and ugly brooches.

- Debbie Schlussel (link here)

Another bullseye from Debbie Schlussel.

Friday, October 17, 2008


A senior federal law enforcement official says the FBI is investigating whether federal money was misused when Democratic Congressman Tim Mahoney hired a mistress to work in his office.

- AP/ajc (link here)

If it were a Republican, it would be headline news for three weeks.

And since, according to liberals, Foley's misbehavior reflected on the entire Republican party, then why doesn't Mahoney's misbehavior reflect on the entire Democratic party?

Odd coincidence that Foley and Mahoney held the same seat.

Obama for President

Yet it is without ambivalence that we endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president. The choice is made easy in part by Mr. McCain's disappointing campaign, above all his irresponsible selection of a running mate who is not ready to be president.

- Washington Post (link here)

Here is a shock. A liberal paper endorses a liberal.

And since Palin has more executive experience than Obama, if she is not ready to be president, then neither is he.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe the Plumber

And there it was: the crucial distinction between those (Democrats) who believe that the wealth created by individuals should be compulsorily redistributed, even if that means limiting the possibilities of creating more of it, and those (Republicans) who feel that it would be better left to the small businesses which will use it to grow and proffer more employment. If that distinction were to permeate the consciousness of the US electorate with real force and clarity, McCain would win the election.

- Janet Daley, Telegraph (link here)

So, why does that distinction not permeate?

Monday, October 13, 2008

On the Politics of the Nobel prize

Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity.

- AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal (link here)

Proving once again that politics trumps science in the awarding of Nobel prizes.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Non-partisan joke

(Thanks to my brother Brian for sending me this one)

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'

'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.

'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'

'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the senator.

'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises... The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

'Now it's time to visit heaven.'

So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'

The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

'I don't understand,' stammers the senator. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?'

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted.'