5/30/2008

Obama To Disarm The United States

Watch this video and tell me I shouldn't be worried.

McAuliffe Blast McClellen

"I never like it when someone works for someone and then comes out and writes a book trashing them," quoth the Maker. "I don't care if it is politics or life. If he was that upset about everything, he should have quit. Remember, Gerald Ford's press secretary quit when he disagreed with pardoning, Ford pardoning Nixon. If you don't agree, then get out. And I just, I find it abhorrent the way these people come out and write books about their boss. It made 'em money, it made 'em prestige, it gave them all this power, and then they turn around and slap 'em. I just, I gotta tell you, I just uh, I don't care who it is -- Democrat, Republican -- it's wrong."

He's right for once. If what's going on around you is so egregious then you need to get out, not hang around and gripe about it later for the highest bidder. Sadly, it's the name of the game these days.

Susan Sarandon To Leave Country If McCain Wins

Funny how some of McCain's critics do more to convince me to vote for him than he does.

5/28/2008

Vaclav Klaus Slams Climate Alarmism

It's rather depressing that these days all the good conservatives reside in Europe. Prime example: Vaclav Klaus, the strongest voice against Al Gore and the great Global Warming con. Plus, Juan Williams proves himself to be the Pauline Kael of environmentalism.

McClellan Slams Bush In Book

Frankly, I don't know why anyone is surprised by this. It's a right of passage for a former official in a Republican administration. You work for the president, you resign, you write a book slamming your president and the MSM treats you like a hero, plus you sell a lot of books thanks to the media attention. However, when it's a Democrat administration in the cross-hairs, it's a media blackout. How many interviews did Louis Freeh get?

5/24/2008

Hillary's Assassination Comment Has MSM In Tizzy

You'd think she was a Republican. Anywho, rather than hear from the usual suspects, let's look at Camille Paglia's take on Hillary and feminism.

For all her claims of media bias and ill treatment by her male fellow candidates, Hillary has got off absurdly softly in this campaign. No one - neither her rivals nor mainstream journalists — has had the guts to explore or even list the bursting catalogue of past Clinton scandals, in which Hillary was nearly always hip deep.

Charges of sexism have become Hillary's rote strategy for evading scrutiny. But by entangling the noble movement of modern feminism with her own knotty psychodrama, Hillary is reinforcing hoary stereotypes about women. Will every losing woman candidate now turn on the waterworks and claim to be maimed by male pride and prejudice?

The Lie That Is "Che"

You know the myth of Che Guevara as a champion of the poor has gone to far when even the New York Times has to call bullsh*t. (Hat tip: Hot Air)

There is a lot, however, that the audience will not learn from this big movie, which has some big problems as well as major virtues. In between the two periods covered in “Che,” Guevara was an important player in the Castro government, but his brutal role in turning a revolutionary movement into a dictatorship goes virtually unmentioned. This, along with Benicio Del Toro’s soulful and charismatic performance, allows Mr. Soderbergh to preserve the romantic notion of Guevara as a martyr and an iconic figure, an idealistic champion of the poor and oppressed. By now, though, this image seems at best naïve and incomplete, at worst sentimental and dishonest. More to the point, perhaps, it is not very interesting.


I wish someone would ask Soderbergh about this and see what he has to say.

5/23/2008

The Dark Side Of Feminism

An amazing and sad story from the daughter of writer Alice Walker (The Color Purple) about militant feminism.

Obama Blames Limbaugh For Anti-Hispanic Hate Crimes

Via the Palm Beach Post:

"A certain segment has basically been feeding a kind of xenophobia. There’s a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year," Obama said. "If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it's not surprising that would happen."



Nice. Expect return volleys from Dobbs and Rush.

Stark Lessons For Barack Obama

Power Line gives us a look at how Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy were in agreement in 1960 that a president should never negotiate with an enemy without "some reasonable certainty that you were going to have some success." (It's a reminder of what giants these two men were and how today, the political arena is full of nothing but children and charlatans.)

Despite this belief, President Kennedy entered in the most disastrous summit in our history when he met with Khrushchev in Vienna in 1961. The result: the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Wall.

Click on both links and read them in total. Excellent history lesson.

5/22/2008

Czech President Writes Book On Radical Environmentalism

My hero, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has written a book called Blue Planet in Green Shackles that blows the lid off of the environmental movement. He is releasing an English version of the book next Wednesday with a speech at the National Press Club.

In the book, Klaus writes: "The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy, and prosperity at the end of the 20th and at the beginning of the 21st century is no longer socialism. It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism."



Amen. There's nothing like Czech common sense.

A Sign Of Things To Come In Obama's America

Via Instapundit.

5/21/2008

Liars: Media Covers Up Reason For Obama's Large Oregon Crowd

Turns out the 70,000 that showed up a Barack Obama rally were also there for a free rock concert featuring popular northwestern band The Decemberists. (Though commies, they're a pretty good group). That's not to say Obama doesn't draw big crowds, he does, but the media made it seem like he and he alone was responsible for the turnout. He wasn't. But the media is in the tank for him, so no surprises here.

Senate Grills Oil Execs Again

More dog and pony shows that do nothing to increase the oil supply.

Lots Of Good News From Iraq

Paul Mirengoff opines the only thing that could stop the good news is an Obama presidency. He may be right.

5/20/2008

Ted Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor

Given the Senator's, shall we say, less than peak physical condition, you have to think the prognosis for recovery is pretty grim.

5/19/2008

Enslaving The Responsible To The Irresponsible

Shannon Love proves once again why she is one of the smartest bloggers on the Internet with this post on same-sex marriage:

With the contemporary culture of the invasive nanny state, we do not let people suffer the consequences of their own mistakes.

We can see this in the history of the sexual revolution. We were sold the idea that people had the right to make their own decisions about sexuality free from the involuntary restraints of law and culture. Yet, at the same time, it quickly become standard to regard dealing with the negative consequences of those choices as the responsibility of the rest of society.

People are free to have sex however and whenever they choose, but if they catch an STD, the state is expected to pay for their healthcare. If they get pregnant, the state is expected to pay for abortions or pre-natal care. If people choose not to form and maintain a traditional family, the state is responsible for picking up any economic short fall or dealing with the social pathologies of their children.

In an ideal free society we could let people make their own mistakes because social natural-selection would rapidly correct any errors. People who did stupid things would end up poor, marginalized, unemulated. Nothing cures stupidity like the freedom to fail.


Spot. On. RTWT.

Pundits Never Learn: Conservatism Can't Die

There's a big writeup in the New Yorker by George Packer called "The Fall of Conservatism." It's another in what will be a series of obituaries written about the Conservative movement with Republicans ready to take it on the chin in Congress in November and a Republican presidential candidate that has worked tirelessly to destroy his own party. It's a common practice to declare a movement dead during a rough patch. Conservatives were quick to declare socialism dead after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the Democrat Congress in 1994, but alas it's made a comeback from Putin to Pelosi.

Everything dies. People, historic buildings (see Las Vegas), ideas...but there certain philosophies or beliefs will always be with us. We give it different names in different eras, but it all comes down to freedom v. slavery. At the dawn of civilization, every man had a choice, would he be a king or a slave. They that became kings were those that were willing to risk their lives to be something other than just another man. They strove for recognition, ego. The slaves on the other hand were not willing to risk their lives for anything and capitulated to the yoke.

The major headline in world history: thousands of years ago, around 99% of the population were slaves. Today, only about a third of the population lives under tyranny. As years go by, this black and white develops shades of grey. We use different names for the two factions: royalists v. (classical) liberals, communists v. capitalists, (modern) liberals v. conservatives, postmodernists v. naturalists, and so on. Conservatism is not dead, it's merely on the ropes and can never totally be knocked out. It'll come back in a different form with different faces (Bobby Jindal?), just as Communism has made its comeback in different forms (the environmental movement). Liberty is hard, slavery is easy. This fact makes the birth and continued life of the United States of America all that more awe-inspiring.

McGovern In '08!

Heh!

5/18/2008

Obama Proposes More Liberty Rollbacks

To a huge crowd of tens of thousands, the Messiah spoke:

Pitching his message to Oregon's environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to "lead by example" on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.

We're in big trouble.

Expose Muslim Hatred, Get Investigated

Muslim extremists are now a protected class in Canada and Europe, and soon will be in the United States.

5/17/2008

Tom Harkin Belittles McCain's Military Service

The Senator from Iowa has always been a dolt, but his comments concerning John McCain's military service are downright contemptible.

U.N. To Investigate Racism In The United States

Really folks, wouldn't we be more surprised if they weren't?

It's yet another in a long line of anti-U.S. measures by the world body responsible for allowing the slaughter of countless Rwandans.

Ted Kennedy Rushed To Hospital

Had a seizure of some sort, could be a stroke, but doctors won't know until they run a series of test. Though I'm not a religious man, I am a man of some moral fiber, thus I'm fighting certain urges at this point. Anyone who knows me even casually will understand what I staying and I'll leave it at that.

Obama The Appeaser

Mark Steyn puts Obama in his place.

Don Surber: Too much of a wuss?

5/15/2008

California Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

The social conservatives finally have an election year fight they can sink their teeth into. Breaking hard.

Bush Gets It Right On Appeasement

They say "the truth hurts," and today we see a textbook example. President Bush made some comments from the Israeli Knesset today that have the Democrats up in arms. It's statements like this that show just why I voted for George W. Bush twice:

Speaking before the Knesset, Bush said that "some people" believe the United States "should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along."

"We have heard this foolish delusion before," Bush said. "As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is - "the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."


A-men. Absolutely 100% right. Naturally, the Democrats find this outrageous, Joe Biden even going so far as to call it "Bullshit" (sorry Mom). Even though Bush didn't mention Obama's name, the Democrats are calling this an attack on Obama, proving they know damn well that he is an appeaser.

MORE: Michelle Malkin: "Calm down, sweetie."

MORE: Ace has a nice photo.

MORE: Joe Lieberman says, "right on!":

"President Bush got it exactly right today when he warned about the threat of Iran and its terrorist proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah. It is imperative that we reject the flawed and naïve thinking that denies or dismisses the words of extremists and terrorists when they shout "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," and that holds that—if only we were to sit down and negotiate with these killers—they would cease to threaten us. It is critical to our national security that our commander-in-chief is able to distinguish between America’s friends and America’s enemies, and not confuse the two."

Indeed!

MORE: Here's the video...pure bliss.

5/13/2008

The Token Conservative At Colorado University

If you want to know what's happening on our college campuses (or if you will "campi") these days, this article on Colorado University is an excellent primer. The school, known for being very left-wing and employing the likes of Ward Churchill is thinking about endowing a chair that would be called "Professor of Conservative Thought and Policy." Not since Dian Fossey went to study the gorillas has scholars been so brave as to delve into the "oddity" that is conservatism. I think David Horowitz has it right:

While he approves of efforts to bolster a conservative presence on campus, Mr. Horowitz fears that setting up a token right-winger as The Conservative at Boulder will brand the person as a curiosity, like "an animal in the zoo." We "fully expect this person to be integrated into the fabric of life on campus," replies Todd Gleeson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.


Naturally, the students and faculty are up in arms over the idea and demanding the right to veto it. One student gives their views quite astutely (notice the wording):

Sophomore Marissa Malouff sees the campus as a sort of re-education camp. Sheltered rich kids from out-of-state might come for the snowboarding, but while they’re here they get dunked in a simmering pot of left-wing idealism. And that, in her view, is how it should be.

"They need to learn about social problems and poverty and the type of things liberal professors are likely to talk about," says Ms. Malouff, a Democrat.



There you have it, but the article waits until the very end to show us that the plan is itself a rouse.

In fact, Mr. Peterson said it’s not imperative that the new professor of conservative thought be an actual conservative.

"We hire lots of scholars of the French language," he says, "and they aren't necessarily French."

Thank you and good night!

The 57 State Flag Lapel Pin

Finally, an American Flag that Barack Obama can wear with pride!

Daily Kos Celebrates 60 Years Of Hating Israel

Okay, the Daily Kos has only been around a few years, but anti-Semitism has been around for many moons. There was once a day when those on the so-called "right wing" were the anti-Semites, but no longer. The Left has a near total monopoly on Jew hatred. It astonishes me that any Jew in America can vote for the Democrats (sans the self-hating Jews).

5/09/2008

The Catastrophic Costs Of "Going Green"

Criminal.

Myanmar Shows Why U.N. Is Useless

Al Gore was quick to blame mankind for the cyclone that killed tens of thousands in Myanmar, but the real man-made disaster is the country's government...if you can call it that. It's a military junta that keeps the people in poverty. If the U.N. was a worthy organization it would be amassing an army right now and preparing to invade the country and take the junta out. Why do we sit around and give legitimacy to a government that doesn't even try very hard to hide the fact that it's a totalitarian dictatorship that makes life miserable for its people? Sovereignty? Please. Any country that enslaves its people is not "sovereign."

Bill Clinton Fights With Voter In West Virginia

I really have to give Bill Clinton credit. Even though everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie, he knows how to handle hecklers. It pains me when I see other politicians get heckled and they just give a goofy smile and try to continue on like nothing is happening. Who advises them to do this? Bill Clinton at least shows some passion.

5/08/2008

Harvey Weinstein Pressures Pelosi

Classic. There's a story floating around that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, one of Hillary's biggest supporters for years, has told Nancy Pelosi to have a revote in Florida and Michigan or he'll cut off campaign money to Congressional Democrats. I sure hope this is true.

5/06/2008

Al Gore Sinks To New Low

Thousands of people are dead in Myanmar (or, if you will, Burma) and Al Gore can't wait to take the opportunity to say the cyclone was caused by Global Warming. This man is scum.

Operation Chaos Continues

Right now it looks like Hillary wins Indiana while Obama will win North Carolina, though there still could be a bit of the ol' Bradley Effect in the North Carolina exit polls...we'll see.

Regardless, it means the contest will continue, though from everything I'm seeing the media is doing its damnedest to make people believe that this is the end of Hillary. I wish I could enjoy the Hillary bashing, but the alternative is just as scary.

5/05/2008

Two For One With The Obamas

The Mighty Hitch delves into Michelle Obama's Princeton University Thesis where she praises Stokely Carmichael and his anti-American views. With the Obama's in the White House, will it be Bill and Hillary all over again? Sure looks like it.

Bill Ayers Steps On American Flag

Which he certainly has a right to do, but he's lost his right to be in my inner circle. How about you, Barack?

5/04/2008

The James Bond Jinx?

Apparently, the new James Bond film is getting a reputation not seen since "Poltergeist." So far, three people who have worked on the film have been involved in serious "mishaps," leading some to believe the film is cursed. Nonsense, but interesting nonetheless.

Obama And The Radical Chic

A victim of the Weather Underground talks about the relationship of William Ayers and Barack Obama. Personally, I'd like to hear from Tom Wolfe on this story.

A Sense Of Humor At The ACLU

I'm no fan of the ACLU, but this is pretty damned funny...and scary.

Howard Dean On Fox News Sunday

Pwned.

5/02/2008

Clinton Advisor Mickey Kantor Slams Indianans

What I find interesting about this is that it happened over 15 years ago, but only now has it come out. Imagine it, for 15 years you get a free pass from the MSM, then the media falls in love with a new messiah and all of the sudden we're supposed to pay attention to the bad things past and present.



MORE: There's some debate over whether Carville and Stephanopoulous are agreeing with Kantor or not. They remain silent and the body language to me suggest they would just like Kantor to shut up. I have no doubt, however, that they do agree with him. Voters are mere chattel to the Democrats. It raises a bigger point that I doubt McCain has the smarts to target: the Democrats, whether it be Obama's camp or Hillary's camp, have utter contempt for a majority of the American people. They talk of championing the little guy, but the fact of the matter is they hate the little guy. The little guy to them is a stupid, religious, gun-owning dupe whose only value to them is his vote. If I were an advisor to John McCain, I would hammer this message into the campaign so hard you'd see the welts for miles.

UPDATE: Hold the phone! The director of "The War Room" D.A. Pennebaker says the tape has been doctored. If true, should Obama "disown" the alleged culprit?

5/01/2008

One Last Trip

The man who invented LSD, Albert Hofmann, has died...at the age of 102. Don't know why, but I find that interesting.

How Bad Is Jeremiah Wright?

So bad, Spike Lee thinks he should shut up. While Spike Lee agrees with everything Wright says, he's smart enough to know when to shut up. Well, sometimes.

D.C. Madam Commits Suicide

Breaking hard. Conspiracy theorists on high alert.