Monday, October 12, 2009

Yes, it's Monday

I think I'll start with one of the posts on how Obama should accept the Nobel, this one on 'in the name of American soldiers and sailors', with this at the end:
...Obviously, it didn’t work because it wasn’t true, and the world beyond our shores could see that it wasn’t true because they could see the actual consequences of “American Exceptionalism” just by walking out their front doors.

Really? What do Norwegians see when they walk out their front door - street signs written in German?

Mark Steyn on the threat to free speech, with these words from Dennis Miller:
I think if Obama had the chance to put something like Canada's Human Rights Commissions down here, he'd do it tomorrow.
Unfortunately, I don't doubt it.

"So what are you going to do, vote Stupid Party?" The Evil Party has taken blacks for granted for decades, why should the homosexual activists think they'd be treated any better?

A thought on Afghanistan:
Kilcullen argues that either of these extreme options would be a mistake. "It would be the height of folly to commit to a large-scale escalation now," when the political climate in both Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan is so uncertain. We should use the extra 17,000 troops to stabilize the situation but delay the big decision about escalation until after Afghanistan's presidential election in August.

I am not sure why the uncertain climate of March has given way to a more favorable climate now, but (per CNN) Kilcullen has just come back from Afghanistan.

An Iowahawk take on Sullivan. Better if you've ever read Mike Hammer novels.

The Democrats are trying to pack the federal courts. And whining and moaning that anyone could doubt their intentions. Oh, we don't doubt them, Leaky, it's just that we know they're not what you're saying.

Publius notes that despite what the major media tried to push, it's not just the Evil Party the tea party people are mad at.

Damn. Talk about 'where Great Britain used to be'...
The legal system is fast becoming an instrument of oppression rather than a bulwark of civilisation. Such is the grip of Left-wing thinking on our so-called law enforcers that they are no longer willing to protect society from violence and thuggery.

Instead, they prefer to hound ordinary citizens over offences such as thought crimes or breaches of their myriad environmental regulations. Similarly, infringements of traffic rules are pursued with far more authoritarian zeal than is ever applied to burglary, assault, theft, drug abuse or vandalism. in this process of politicisation, common sense has disappeared and basic freedoms have been destroyed
Remember when islamist dirtbags were carrying signs and chanting about murder of anyone who 'slighted' islam? And the police threatened counter-protesters with arrest for 'hate crimes'?
Never has criminal law been wider in its scope or more useless in its central purpose of maintaining order. Under Labour more than 3,600 new offences have been created since 1997 at a rate of 320 a year, including such major crimes as holding an unlicensed concert in a church hall.
"Make everyone a criminal so we have leverage on them."
In Sunderland, for instance, residents have been threatened with fines of £1,000 for putting their rubbish out on the wrong day. Further south in the test valley in Hampshire, the local authority employs a team of 12 bin monitors, whose job is to compile a database of repeat environmental offenders, this in a political cli- mate where the policeand town halls continually bleat about “lack of resources” to deal with serious criminals.
Bloody awful.

I don't think I ever heard of this mess either, and I really wonder why? You'd think it would fit the progressive 'America sucks' agenda. Of course, it did get cleaned up, and things have improved- immensely- and having to note that would drive the progressives up the wall.

Saw this a few days ago, and Big Government reminded me of it today; note that for the Globular Warmering Believers, it's now "Yes, there are natural heating and cooling cycles(since they can't really deny it), BUT WE'RE STILL ALL GOING TO DIE IF WE DON'T STOP GLOBULL WARMENING NOW!!!"

Think Progress is pushing the 'Fox News isn't really a news company' crap, because
...Noting the inordinate amount of attention Fox devotes to stirring fake controversies like Bill Ayers and ACORN, Dunn explained:
The reality of it is that Fox News often operates as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party. And it’s not ideological. I mean, obviously there are many commentators who are conservative, liberal, centrist, and everybody understands that. What I think is fair to say about Fox is — and certainly the way we view it — is that it really is more of a wing of the Republican Party. [...]
Yeah, all that vote fraud and embezzlement ACORN & Co. involved in is a 'fake controversy'. So is the President getting advice from a domestic terrorist with links to one murder(that we know of) and who planned mass murder, that's 'fake', too...

The real racism here is that several layers of producers and editors at the Miami Herald thinks "Muslim" and "terrorist" are synonyms. The next time they want to look for people with racial/cultural biases, they'll have to go far.
Damn, and from a real news organization, too.

Oh yeah, we're just going to loooove socialized medicine.

It's been raining. Again. But at least the temp is a bit up. So things to do, see you later.

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