Thursday, October 25, 2007

Let's See Some I.D.

An illustration of the arrogance of the leftist MSM can be read at Blackfive.

A reporter from Knight Ridder had a smartass remark for an American service member who asked to see the reporter's driver's license. He is lucky the man was a professional, or he would be a well ventilated ex-reporter.

Disrespect and arrogance will get your butt killed in a combat zone. My favorite part in this post at Blakfive is:


He has half as many pieces of ID as necessary, but this is somehow the fault of this ignorant yahoo [service member] "stuk in Irak". The condescension is nauseating, especially when he decides to be "pushy". Anybody wanna bet what the outcome would be if pushy had passed shovey and become ass-kicky?


Click to see the reporter's original blog post, preserved by LittleGreenFootballs.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Weekend At Fidel's, Part IV





In a recent essay titled "Bush, Hunger and Death," Fidel alleges that Bush "threatens humanity with World War III, this time using atomic weapons." The White House has dismissed his essay. From Newsday.com:



"Dictators say a lot of things, and most of them can be discounted, including that," said White House press secretary Dana Perino.


Perino said that Bush on Wednesday would urge other nations to join together in promoting democracy in Cuba.


"It is true that soon the decades-long debate about our policy towards Cuba will come to a time when we're going to have an opportunity here, when Castro is no longer leading Cuba, that the people there should be able to have a chance at freedom and democracy," she said. "That opportunity is coming."


Hey, Fidel, in case you have had a lapse of memory, you threatened the world (with help from the old USSR) back in the '60s, also with nuclear weapons.





That was one battle in the real World War III, the Cold War. World War IV is the war against islamic fascism. So, if George Bush is starting another world war, it should properly be called World War V.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

More Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell will be releasing a new indie film (yes, involving the undead) sometime in the near future. The "real" Bruce Campbell is kidnapped by some backwoods folks who think he is the "real" Ash. Somehow a Chinese demon has been terrorizing the small town, and they want "Ash" to rid them of said Chinese demon. Sounds like it could be fun (or absolutely awful - 'Man With the Screaming Brain'?)

Read the story here.
Found via Galley Slaves via Naked Villainy

Monday, October 22, 2007

Equal Opportunity?

Leslie Southwick is the latest nominee for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a white male from Mississippi. And that makes him bad, very bad, to the Democrats. He may well be a poor choice, as he is being championed by Senator Arlen Spectre, R-PA.

The nomination is opposed by a laundry list of leftist groups who are expressing their displeasure to the senate democrats. From Politico.com:

For Democrats, it’s their first judicial test as the majority party. No fewer than two dozen interest groups that represent core Democratic constituencies — labor, women, African-Americans, gays and lesbians — have asked the Senate to reject Southwick. And subtly, they remind Democrats of their power.


“President Bush continues his pattern of racial exclusion by submitting only white people for these appointments, and submitting those who have not shown a sufficient appreciation of the need for racial progress in Mississippi,” Carlton W. Reeves, president of the Magnolia Bar Association, which advocates on behalf of black lawyers and judges, wrote in a May letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).


The rub comes when Democrats are presented with confirming the nomination of a conservative person from a minority group, most notorious being Justice Clarence Thomas. In a leftist's mind, a conservative minority person is not a true representative of the minority group.

This opposition is another tempest in a teacup courtesy of the Socialist Democrat Party:
“Behind the scenes, race is everything here,” said Curt Levey, executive director of The Committee for Justice. “He is not being targeted because he has an outrageous record. They are really having to dig. If you can think of another reason why they are targeting Southwick, tell me.”

The court is not a place for social experiments. It is the place where the most qualified individual should get the job. And if the senate majority wants to vote down his nomination, that is what should be done. Forget the (illegal) filibuster.

Shit or get off the pot.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bull SCHIP

Where in the constitution is the SCHIP authorized? Never mind the expansion of the program to include "children" who are over the drinking age.

If this passes the way the Democrat Party wants it to (hell, even in a way that President Bush finds acceptable), it will be another brick in the wall of socialized medicine, and another cobblestone down the road to socialism.

Piss off a liberal: Buy your own health insurance policy.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Global Warming, Part VI: Return of the Goracle

Yahoo: Al Gore, UN panel share Nobel for Peace


How is this promoting peace? I would be very interested to hear how such caring for the plants and birds and rocks and things translates into promoting a brotherhood of men.


I got nothin'.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Snatching: see: Land


A five story building is under construction around an 86 year old woman's home.

She refused to sell to the developer. This is how eminent domain should work in this country, Kelo v. New London be damned (the Supremes really humped the statue of blind justice on that one).


I didn't get a 'harrumph' out of that guy!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Global Warming, Part V: Dingell: Berry?

Representative Jonh Dingell, D-MI, has recently proposed a tax on gasoline at $0.50 per gallon, and a tax on "carbon" at $50 per ton. The current federal tax is $0.42 per gallon.



The U.S. Secretary of Transportation stated in April that only 60% of the federal gas tax is used for highway and bridge construction. The remaining 40% is used in non-transportation projects. The U.S. consumed about 137 billion gallons of gasoline in 2006. Raising the tax to $0.92 per gallon will result in about $0.38 per gallon, or $52,060,000,000 using the 2006 figure, being withheld from highway and bridge construction use. Wasted, in other words.



Tax-and-spend liberalism. The leftists would have us believe that imposing a punitive tax would make the gasoline so expensive that people would be forced to drive less, thereby reducing our so-called "carbon footprint." A spokesman from Greenpeace, commenting on Dingell's proposed law, stated that "we need to use the tax code to solve climate change."



I found this scary, not because he supported using the tax code to punish people unnecessarily. I expect all liberals to make such statements. What concerned me was his use of the term "climate change" instead of "global warming." This gives the enviro-fascist hippies an escape pod from their doomed Global Warming Galactic Cruiser. Regardless of the truthfulness of their current claim, by calling their contrived man-made climatic catastrophe "climate change" they can continue to throw money down the toilet in the name of the environment.