Friday, August 31, 2007

Lookout for Taco Trucks

What the hell? The Bush administration can go ahead with a pilot program to allow as many as 100 Mexican trucking companies to freely haul their cargo anywhere within the U.S. for the next year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

That's 100 trucking companies, not 100 trucks.

J.B. Hunt, and a few other large-fleet American trucking companies, sell their old horsewhipped rigs at auction down in Mexico. And Mexican rigs do not have to pass U.S. standards for safety. The drivers, for the most part, do not speak or read English. They are not required to keep logs, nor are they limited in the number of hours they are allowed to drive in one day.

Literally, an accident waiting to happen. It is scheduled to begin on Thursday.

Bush is giving those who don't hate him another reason for doing so.

Warner Will Not Run

The self-styled "Old War Horse" is not seeking re-election in '08. Which is good, because his conduct of late would most likely lead to his defeat:

Weak on illegal alien immigration. Warner voted for the Senate "amnesty" bill, and voted again to resurrect it after it had died.

Weak on the War: Warner had a hare brained idea to withdraw (only partially!) troops (only a few!) from Iraq and Afghanistan. He likes to stick his finger in the wind.

Weak in responding to his constituents. Warner's office (I do not fantasize he actually reads my letters) has sent back only one response to several letters I have sent to him, on a range of various topics.

I can hear the trumpets of flatulence sounding a fanfare to honor his exit.

Weekend at Fidel's Part II

It comes as no surprise that Fidel Castro has endorsed Hitlery Clinton for President, with Barry Hussein Obama as her running mate.

Maybe she will take a "listening tour" of Cuba. While she is there, she could have an attractive young female intern "smuggle" some of their fine (yes, the commies can do one thing right) cigars back to the U.S. for Bill. He won't even need a humidor.

Jim Lindgren at The Volokh Conspiracy thinks that a Clinton-Richardson or Obama-Edwards pairing is more likely. Obama-Edwards could be interesting to watch as it self destructs, like Kerry-Edwards in '04. Hitlery Clinton could choose UBL as her running mate, but he would most likely decline, or honor-kill her himself after they won. It makes little difference. The Democrat Presidential Nomination is hers for the taking.

P.S. Fidel, your'e not fooling anyone. You'll be stone dead in a moment.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Amicus Curiae

If you are interested, here is the amicus brief filed by the Landmark Legal Foundation in support of Lewis Libby.

His case is a direct result of the typical tempest-in-a-teapot leftist mentality. I believe it is what they call a fresh meat sacrifice in D.C.

So what if he lied, intentionally or otherwise to a reporter. Clinton did it all the time, and about worse things than "outing" someone who was not "in" in the first place.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Local Weekly and Leftist Weenie

The free local cage-liner, C-Ville Weekly, has run another story about Mike Stark (and his leftie blog, "Calling All Wingnuts"), the "nutroots" guy who was "shown the door" by some involved in the Allen campaign last November.

It is the typical favorable treatment the paper invariably gives to leftists. Stark is portrayed as a good guy, just tryin' to change things for the better. He is a self-styled journalist who, in his words, likes to ask questions the regular media will not ask. It is good that someone is willing to challenge and engage political figures. And the regular media can be derelict in their duty to actually report the facts, choosing instead to manufacture a story to fit their own template.

Like the regular media, however, Stark has a double standard. He likes to challenge conservatives with questions like: “Why did you spit at your first wife, George?” and "Have you ever used the 'N-word'?"

If you are an avowed socialist, Stark is your best friend. John Edwards gets the pandering kid-glove treatment with an intimate discussion about the necessity for the creation of a new government agency to monitor corporations for the purpose of preventing fraudulence and embezzlement (S.E.C., anyone?).

His blog is dedicated to what Rush Limbaugh likes to term "seminar callers." Stark posts the results of his calls to right-wing radio shows, and gives his instructions for the reader to call the shows on his or her own. Sprinkled with tidbits like:

“Hmm, you’ve got a point there. You know what, you’re right, George Bush is an incompetent and dangerous megalomaniac.”

"I can’t think of a more powerful government than one headed by a president who thinks he can flout any law he wants and listen in on my personal phone conversations. Reagan didn’t do it, why is it OK for Bush?”

Don't let the truth get in the way, Mike.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Another 9/11?

Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky says to save America, we need another terroist attack like 9/11. He cites our unity of purpose for the short period after that infamous day, and the obvious comparison to Pearl Harbor.

I don't agree with his politics, and I don't like saying so, but he may be right.

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Just like the CBS debacle with the fake National Guard memo that was Dan Rather's undoing, The Beauchamp Diaries are a fake. They wanted so badly to publish something that makes the troops, the war, and President Bush look bad, that The New Republic willingly published lies and fabrications.

For shame.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hitler's Music

He liked music by Jews. How incongruent. Everyone knew he liked Wagner and the rest of the "pure arian" composers. But when Hitler's music collection turned up in a dead Soviet intelligence officer's attic, recordings by Schnabel and Huberman, both Jewish, were found among those by German composers and performers.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Majority Rule

House Democrats have apologized for stealing a vote away from Republicans. "Never once did we in the majority attempt to steal a vote," said Eric Cantor, R-VA, on Friday.

This is the party of the double standard, of the "Two Americas," of mob rule.

Republicans, in the minority, have to make do by using parliamentary procedure to their advantage. They did so in this vote, and the Socialist Democrat majority, unable to win with their superior numbers, closed the vote early. And then some Democrats were permitted to change their votes after the gavel struck. What the hell?

Shame, shame indeed.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

"Defeatism Defeated"

A concise article by Thomas Sowell at RealClearPolitics. Please link through and read, as it will take less than two minutes. Here's the general idea:

The point when it is safe to begin pulling out is the point when the Iraqi military and police forces are strong enough to continue the fight against the terrorists on their own.

That point depends on how much and how long the current progress continues, not on how much the Democrats or their media allies need an American defeat before the 2008 election.
Sowell cites a Brookings Institute report, authored by Michael E. O'Hanlon and Kenneth M. Pollack, which states that the surge is actually working. Surprise, surprise. What is most surprising, though, is the MSM's deafening silence about any positive events or progress being made in the war in Iraq.