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August 29, 2009

Unjustifiable Defense In Unjustifiable Homicide Case

Abortion is morally wrong. I believe that with my whole heart and soul -- and with my intellect, based upon the clear facts of human development. Indeed, I believe it to be, morally, murder -- especially late term abortions.

That said, i was repulsed by the murder of abortionist George Tiller earlier this year. Not only do I believe the killing of abortionists to be counterproductive for the pro-life cause, but I also find such actions to be every bit as indefensible, morally, as the abortions themselves.

Which is why I'm particularly offended by the planned defense of Tiller's killer.

The suspect in the killing of abortion provider George Tiller is in talks with a prominent attorney who represents anti-abortion protesters and has long advocated justifiable homicide as a legal defense in such cases.

Scott Roeder, 51, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges in the May 31 shooting death of Tiller in the foyer of his Wichita church. The Kansas City, Mo., man has refused to discuss his case, but he has told The Associated Press that Tiller's killing was justified to save "the lives of unborn children."

Roeder has court-appointed defense attorneys, but he apparently has now turned to Michael Hirsh, the lawyer who represented Paul Hill on appeal for killing a Florida abortion provider and his bodyguard in 1994. Hill was executed in 2003 after the Florida Supreme Court rejected Hirsh's argument that the judge should have allowed Hill to present to jurors his claim that the killings were justified to prevent abortions.

This move is shameful -- as is the defense.

While I suppose one could, in theory, make the case for justifiable homicide in the event that Tiller had been about to take the life of some poor child at his abortion mill (justifiable homicide requires imminent danger to oneself or another), that was not the case here, with Tiller having been killed away from his place of business on a day it was closed. And there is the little detail that the action of the victim in this case was legal, which would also mitigate against a not guilty verdict.

I therefore condemn any effort to make a case for justifiable homicide at Roeder's trial. I urge the judge to ban any effort to make such a defense. After all, what Scott Roeder did was commit cold-blooded murder. he should pay the appropriate price.





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Arlington National Cemetery Desecrated By Burial Of Traitor

Joe and Rose Kennedy had quite a brood of children. Most of them were outstanding individuals in their fields who acted in a manner that they saw as leading toward the betterment of America.

In particular, they had sons who gave great service to this nation -- Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., John F. Kennedy, And Robert F. Kennedy.

And one who engaged in treason against the United States of America.

Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

"On 9-10 May of this year," the May 14 memorandum explained, "Sen. Edward Kennedy's close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow." (Tunney was Kennedy's law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) "The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov."

Now what was the message that he asked his traitorous friend and former colleague to communicate to the leadership of America's Communist foes? That he, Senator Edward M. Kennedy -- a member of one of America's wealthiest families, former Democrat presidential candidate and sitting Democrat US Senator -- was willing to help deliver the 1984 American presidential election to Moscow's preferred candidate.

First he offered to visit Moscow. "The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA." Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. "A direct appeal ... to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. ... If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. ... The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side."

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time--and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

Kennedy's motives? "Like other rational people," the memorandum explained, "[Kennedy] is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations." But that high-minded concern represented only one of Kennedy's motives.

"Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988," the memorandum continued. "Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic Party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president."

Got that -- Kennedy was willing to betray his country to the leaders of a foreign country which was dedicated to destroying America by providing assistance in sculpting their message and access to American media. And he was doing it for his own political aggrandizement and advancement. The last and least of the Kennedy brothers was willing to sell out America to the Soviets in order to become President. -- an office that he believed was his birthright as a member of the Democrat's royal family.

This information has been public for nearly two decades. In life, Kennedy said not one word to deny the treason documented by the Soviet archives. Kennedy's friends in the media -- who he planned to use as (willing?) accomplices in his treasonous scheme -- have time and again refused to disseminate this information to the American people as a whole. Indeed, they have depicted the man who sought to sell-out America as a patriot, and the very model of a statesman.

In ancient Rome, such treasonous conduct was properly rewarded with execution, and the traitor's body was thrown into the Tiber with the rest of the city's garbage. And yet somehow, in America today, the body of such a betrayer has been laid to rest among the honored heroes of our nation -- at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a desecration of that sacred ground and an insult to the memories of all those heroes buried there.

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August 27, 2009

Lib Talker Smears Conservatives Over Kennedy Murders

One more bit of proof that the only thing it takes to be a liberal is ignorance -- and to be a liberal talk host, you just need to be unashamed about putting that ignorance on display to the world.

Take lib talker Mike Malloy.

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MALLOY (1:30): Good evening, truthseekers, Mike Malloy here, thanks for tuning inyou know as well as I know that the death of Senator Ted Kennedy is the death of a man, absolutely, and everything he was to the people in his extended family, but we also understand its the death of an era, one of the remaining, if not THE remaining lynchpin of liberalism in this country is gone.

Aand you know what the term lynchpin means. So with the death of Ted Kennedy last night, liberalism in this country has lost its champion; the person who, in the modern era, personified liberalism to a greater degree than anyone in Congress; I think that his death heralds the beginning of a very, very very dark period in this country.

I remember feeling that way in 1963 and in 1968-when his two brothers were murdered by the right wing in this country.

Let's see.

JFK was killed by a communist who had deserted the Marines, defected to Russia, and objected to the president's tough stance vis-a-vis Castro and Cuba.

RFK was killed by a Palestinian terrorist who objected to senator's steadfast support of Israel.

These certainly don't sound like any version of conservatism I'm familiar with.

On the other hand, it does sound like the ignorance of history -- or willful dissemination of falsehood -- that the Left has been known for and which Alinsky encouraged.





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Dem Congresscritter: We Are Cutting Your Medicare -- Deal With It You Old Farts

So, is Congresswoman Betsy Markey (D-CO) lying to the American people? Or is it Barack Obama and his surrogates who are lying?

Some people, including Medicare recipients, will have to give up some current benefits to truly reform the nations health-care system, Rep. Betsy Markey told a gathering of constituents in Fort Collins on Wednesday.

Markey has repeatedly said during the August congressional recess that Medicare spending needs to be reined in to help pay for reforming the broader health-care system.

Theres going to be some people who are going to have to give up some things, honestly, for all of this to work, Markey said at a Congress on Your Corner event at CSU. But we have to do this because were Americans.

When Republicans made exactly this claim, we were labeled as unAmerican liars out to scare seniors and destroy the country by attacking Dear Leader. I guess the truth is finally coming out.

H/T Hot Air





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Islam As A Religion Of Delusion And Lies

That is the only available interpretation of this pronouncement from a leading Terrorstinain sharia judge.

The Palestinian Authority's chief Islamic judge, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, said on Wednesday that there was no evidence to back up claims that Jews had ever lived in Jerusalem or that the Temple ever existed.

Tamimi claimed that Israeli archeologists had "admitted" that Jerusalem was never inhabited by Jews.

Tamimi's announcement came in response to statements made earlier this week by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who said that Jerusalem "is not a settlement," and that "the Jews built it 3,000 years ago."

"Netanyahu's claims are baseless and untrue," said Tamimi, the highest religious authority in the PA. "Jerusalem is an Arab and Islamic city and it always has been so."

Interestingly enough, there was no citation of a single Israeli archaeologist to back up that claim. And the reality is that there would be no such individual available to support Tamimi's assertion, because it flies in the face of the archaeological evidence, which shows precisely the contrary -- as does the written record of the Jews, Romans, Greeks, and other peoples that exists from the centuries prior to the founding of Muhammad's religious cult.

Jews and Christians are the people of The Book. It is quite obvious that Muslims are people of the Lie.





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Americans Don't Want ObamaCare -- Even if It Is Renamed For Kennedy

Over half of all Americans oppose the bill.

As August winds down, the good news for President Obama and congressional Democrats is that support for their proposed health care legislation has stopped falling. The bad news is that most voters oppose the plan.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey show that 43% of voters nationwide favor the plan working its way through Congress while 53% are opposed. Those figures are virtually identical to results from two weeks ago.

As has been true since the debate began, those opposed to the congressional overhaul feel more strongly about the legislation than supporters. Forty-three percent (43%) now Strongly Oppose the legislation while 23% Strongly Favor it. Those figures, too, are similar to results from earlier in August.

Which does, of course, raise the question: if these folks in Washington are our representatives, why are they intent on acting against the wishes of the citizens they represent? If they did that, they would do to this proposal what Ted Kennedy did to Mary Jo.





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About That Taliban Obama Let Go

Notice the one thing that is missing from this story?

Sitting cross-legged on the cushioned floor of a family friends house, Mohammed Jawad furrowed his brow and fidgeted nervously as he struggled to explain his extraordinary ordeal over the past seven years.

In December 2002, when he says he was only 12, he was arrested on suspicion of throwing a grenade into a Jeep carrying US special forces soldiers through Kabul, wounding two of them and an interpreter. He was taken first to an airbase north of Kabul, then to the US prison in Guantnamo Bay, where he remained until his release a few days ago after a ruling by a US judge that his confession had been obtained by force.

One of the youngest and most controversial prisoners in Guantnamo, Mr Jawad is now finally a free man after being flown back to Kabul on Monday and reunited with his family and friends.

But after seven years in custody six of them in Guantnamo he faces a long struggle to pick up the pieces of his lost childhood and teenage years, and to build a future for himself in a country still at war with the Taleban.

No where -- not in the excerpt or in the rest of the article -- is there a single denial of the reason he was picked up in the first place. There is no denial that he attempted to kill American soldiers. And frankly, I don't care if he was 12, 17, or 127 -- if you try to kill American soldiers in a combat zone, that should be the end of the discussion. You don't get a trial -- you stay locked up forever, assuming the troops don't kill you on the spot. After all, your ass is fair game if you engage in making war on the United States, as this scumbag clearly did.





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August 26, 2009

On Making ObamaCare Bill A Tribute To Teddy

Looks like the Democrats are trying to exploit Teddy Kennedy's death for political purposes before the corpse has even cooled.

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the only senator to have served longer than the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), mourned his friend Wednesday, saying his "heart and soul weeps."

Byrd said he hoped healthcare reform legislation in the Senate would be renamed in memoriam of Kennedy.

Other Democrats followed the lead of the Distinguished Kluxer from West Virginia.

You know, I agree with the sentiment. It would be appropriate to turn the bill into such a tribute.

I encourage Republicans to use the bill to appropriately memorialize Teddy Kennedy by doing to it what last and least of the Kennedy brothers did to Mary Jo.

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I'd started the day attempting to keep Kennedy's death appropriately apolitical -- but if Democrats want to turn it into an occasion to Wellstone, it is not unreasonable to take the gloves off.





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Olbermann Announces He Has Top Rated News Show

If, of course, one finds a way of somehow dispensing with the six with higher ratings than Jackass with Keith Olbermann gets.

And thats exactly what he does by dismissing anyone who watches those shows.

I hate to intrude with the facts but ours. . . the highest rated cable news program for all viewers not on Fixed News. And since Fixed News has since now migrated completely over to serving propaganda to tin foil hatters, conspiracy theorists, paranoids and racists it is not a news organization making this show the highest rated cable news program, period.

Got that? Just dismiss the competition that is whipping your ass and you magically transform yourself into the ratings winner.

What do the actual numbers say about Olbermann and his opponents?

  1. The O'Reilly Factor - 3,440,000 viewers
  2. Hannity - 2,937,000 viewers
  3. Glenn Beck - 2,810,000 viewers
  4. On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren - 2,450,000 viewers
  5. Special Report with Bret Baier - 2,066,000 viewers
  6. Fox Report w/Shep Smith - 1,860,000 viewers
  7. Countdown w/ K. Olbermann - 1,114,000 viewers
  8. Larry King Live - 1,063,000 viewers

So despite the fact that OReilly gets triple the viewers of Keith Olbermann in the same time slot, he doesnt count and neither do any of the other undeniably popular Fox shows.

Now who is a tin foil hat-wearing paranoid conspiracy theorist who is out of touch with reality, Keith? Might I suggest that it isnt the folks at Fox News or their viewers (and for the record, Im not one)?





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House Hypocrisy

Retention bonuses using taxpayer cash is evil, we were told earlier by the outraged voices of the House majority. Threats were made to impose 100% taxes on such bonuses in the private sector.

But apparently those bonuses arent so bad when they go to Congressional staffers.

A month after they voted to punish some corporate executives for taking hefty bonus payouts, members of the House of Representatives quietly gave their own staffers a new potential bonus by making even their top-earning aides eligible for taxpayer dollars to repay their student loans.

The change, which took effect in May, means House employees earning up to $168,411, or the top level, are now eligible for government-funded subsidies to help pay down their student loans.

Lets see we have employees of an inefficient, money-losing concern getting bonuses out of tax dollars. Seems to me that We the People need to voice our pleasure and put a stop to this.





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Sci Fi Schlock

I am undeniably a science fiction fan. And I love Star Trek, in all its various incarnations. But Ill be among the first to say that this is really pretty tacky, even by the admittedly low standards of much of sci fi fandom Star Trek cologne.

Firebox is now selling three scents designed specifically for Trekkies.

The first, called Tiberius after none other than James T. himself, is a casual yet commanding cologne spiked with freshness and sensuality. Citron zest, black pepper and cedar create refreshingly clear top notes, layered over a wooded, spicy scent. (No mention there of alien gore or spacecraft exhaust fumes).

For those who would admit to being a zero rather than a hero, there's a cologne called Red Shirt. Firebox says: this manly scent has been named after the apparel favoured by the bold but stupid saps/extras who, with grim inevitability, always met a grisly end during away missions. It promises top notes of green mandarin, bergamot and hints of lavender [and] base notes of leather and grey musk delivering a whiff of the sweet smell ofexpendability.

Finally, for the ladies, is the Ponn Farr perfume, which is named after the Vulcan mating cycle. Presumably it's designed to attract males of the human variety as well as those with pointy ears.

Set phasers to maximum, and fire at will, Mr. Worf.





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Liberty Shirt Market

Yeah, I'm political. And yeah, I like political shirts that reflect my views. But the reality is that there are not many stores out there that stock material that reflect a truly conservative view -- especially not now that we have entered into the Age of Obama. That's why I am glad to to take this opportunity to do a sponsored review of the products over at LibertyShirtMarket.com, which has marketed an entire line of conservative shirts and other products.

Frankly, I liked what I saw as soon as I entered the site. Not just the easy to use interface, consumer friendly layout, and low prices, but also the actual products offered. It isn't just "bash Obama" shirts (though there is certainly a selection of those) -- there are shirts that appeal back to the founders and their vision of our nation's government as limited by the Constitution. Indeed, my two favorite shirts hearken back to the founding generation of this country -- one which quotes Benjamin Franklin's adage that "He that lives upon HOPE will die Fasting", and another from Jefferson that reminds us that "A Government Big Enough To Give You Everything You Want, Is Big Enough To Take Everything You Have". But I'll be honest -- my favorite product is not a shirt at all -- it is the pocket-sized edition of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, which I believe every American patriot should own. I know I'll be placing my order soon.





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Ted Kennedy Dies

I'm not going to take this time to offer a critique of the man and his politics -- this is not the time to do so. Instead i will simply note the passing of one of the most influential political figures of my lifetime, Senator Edward Moore Kennedy -- the last of a group of four brothers that included a pair of war heroes, three US Senators, on attorney General, and a president of the United States.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, a son of one of the most storied families in American politics, a man who knew triumph and tragedy in near-equal measure and who will be remembered as one of the most effective lawmakers in the history of the Senate, died late Tuesday night. He was 77.

The death of Mr. Kennedy, who had been battling brain cancer, was announced Wednesday morning in a statement by the Kennedy family, which was already mourning the death of the Senators sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver two weeks earlier.

Edward M. Kennedy the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port, the statement said. Weve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever.

The family statement is why I will not offer a critique of the man's life and work at this moment. Instead, I will simply offer my condolences to his survivors, and prayers for the repose of his soul. The rest can come another time.

More at Michelle Malkin, Breaking: Senator Ted Kennedy Dead at 77 : The American Pundit, Ted Kennedy Dead at age 77 | Fire Andrea Mitchell!, GayPatriot In Memoriam, Edward Moore Kennedy, Leaning Straight Up RIP Ted Kennedy, So Long, Teddy Red Tory v.3.0, Ted Kennedy's Ghost Will Be Spotted Asking For ObamaCare | The Xtremist, Edward Kennedy Dead at 77 : Stop The ACLU, Ted Kennedy dead at age 77 The Western Experience

UPDATE: It is often said that the greatest speech of Kennedy's career came in defeat, at the 1980 Democrat convention. I give you the speech, best known as "The Dream Will Never Die", in four parts.





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Reloading Supplies

Back when I was in graduate school, I roomed with a fellow named Bill. He was a big-time outdoors fanatic, and could fish and hunt with the best of them. One of the things that always struck me as a non-hunter was that he would reload his spent shells rather than buying new each year. it was, he explained, a way of ensuring the quality of the shells he used and that they met his exacting specifications.

Bill recently called me on the phone, and in the course of the conversation he mentioned that he found a great site for for reloading supplies is at www.sinclairintl.com. He told me that the reloading equipment he bought there is among the best he had ever used, and that the website was really consumer friendly.

Bill, who operates his own online business, was also impressed with the ease of shopping and the user-friendliness of the interface that let him look at all the kits and items he was interested in buying, including deburring tools and other case preparation tools, as well as loading blocks, shell holders, presses and reloading dies. They seem to have a great customer service department, too, and offer a great value on shipping.





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August 25, 2009

Democrat Fraudster Indicted For Bank Fraud

Interestingly enough, the press didnt feel this merited inclusion in any of their earliest articles, until the blogosphere ferreted it out.

It seems that Hassam Nemazee, indicted today for massively defrauding Citibank, is a Democrat bigwig.

How big? Try this on for size.

Do you know what's not in the CNN article? Or this Reuters one? Or this AP one?

A crucial detail from Nemazee's bio:

National Finance Chair - Hillary Clinton for President, 2008

National Finance Chair - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)

New York Finance Chair - John Kerry for President 2002 -2004

He was also nominated by President Clinton to be U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.

We all know that this information would have been considered crucial and likely would have been included in the first paragraph or two if Nemazee had been involved in the Bush or McCain campaigns, or had been active in other important GOP organizations, or appointed to public office by a Republican.

Indeed, all articles would have been accompanied by pictures of the perp and his politician friends. Not in this case, though.

But then again, maybe that is because corruption is so common among the Democrats that it isnt newsworthy any more.





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Just Remember, Conservatives -- You Are The Violent Terrorists

Even though it is Democrats throwing the bombs.

A federal search warrant obtained by the Post-Dispatch connects a former Democratic campaign strategist to a Clayton bombing last year that seriously injured an attorney.

About two months after the October bombing, federal law enforcement officials searched the downtown loft of Milton H. "Skip" Ohlsen III, seeking "evidence related to the planning, execution, and/or cover-up of the bombing in Clayton, Missouri, on October 16, 2008." Ohlsen in recent weeks has been at the center of a swirling political scandal that is threatening the political careers of at least two Missouri Democratic legislators.

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Ohlsen was arrested on federal fraud and firearms charges on Dec. 18, 2008, in an unrelated case, according to federal court records.


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Ohlsen, 37, is the former Democratic operative involved in the federal investigation into the failed 2004 congressional campaign of Jeff Smith. Both Smith, now a state senator from St. Louis, and Steve Brown, a state representative from Clayton, have been involved in that federal inquiry, according to state government sources.

And by interesting coincidence, both Smith and Brown entered guilty pleas to corruption charges related to that 2004 campaign and resigned from office. It appears that the two men hired Ohlsen to illegally produce and distribute campaign literature in a manner that violated federal law, and then lied about it to federal investigators.

Dirty elections and acts of terrorism -- brought to you by your friends, the Democrats.





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HBO Gives Show To Dan Savage, Who Proposed Political Hate Crime

Could you imagine if someone suggested this as an appropriate way of dealing with Barack Hussein Obama?

But HBO is giving a show to loony lefty Dan Savage, who actually did make this comment about the Green candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania back in 2006.

Carl Romanelli should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there's nothing left but the rope.

And lest there be any confusion regarding Savage's murderous intent, he amplified the comment later in the interview.

If Carl Romanelli gets back on the ballot, someone should run him over with a truck.

So much for little things like democracy when it might not be advantageous to the Democrats.

But not content to encourage a return to the fine old Democrat tradition of lynching, he also proposed a Taliban-style treatment for those who dare to vote for his would-be victim.

Any progressive who votes for a Green anymore after Nader and now Romanelli is a fucking idiot and should be beaten with sticks.

This is somehow acceptable to HBO,but what do you think the chances are for an Ann Coulter show on the network -- or perhaps a show by that other well-known Savage -- despite the fact that their rhetoric doesn't go nearly so far over the line?

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Texas Dems Guilty of Disenfranchising Latinos

The party that supposedly loves minorities has been found responsible for keeping their voices from being adequately heard during the 2008 primary.

Latino advocates are claiming victory over a federal court ruling that could put the complicated Texas Two-step presidential delegate system in jeopardy.

The decision Tuesday by a three-judge federal court panel in San Antonio favored Latino voters who say their vote was diluted during last years intense Texas Democratic primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Democrats are only interested in minority voices when they are saying the right thing. The party knowingly adopted a system that would favor one candidate over another, knowing that the states burgeoning Latino population would be disproportionately impacted. Seems to me that the more things change with the Texas Democrats, the more they stay the same.





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Reminders That Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic

Showing greater sympathy for the Islamist enemy than for the US during time of war, we were told for the last several years, and you were simply engaged in the highest form of patriotism.

But disagree with Obamas budget-busting health care scheme and you are no patriot, comes the declaration from the same sources.

Take this claim from one congressman concerning Senator Chuck Grassleys comments on ObamaCare and its potential negative impact on senior citizens.

I mean, what Grassley said the other day was an act of treason. I'm sorry. It's not being called on.

Got that? If you are concerned that the proposed legislation might result in grandma being hurried off to the afterlife, you are a traitor to America. On the other hand, objecting to the defense of American safety and interests abroad is patriotic.

And then there is this from Screamin Howard Dean, who was so ardent in his defense of those who dissented from the policies of President George W. Bush.

This Republican partythis shrinking Republican partyis just determined to undermine President Obama. And unfortunately, you have to undermine the country in order to undermine the president.

Excuse me, but for eight years the Democrats made it a point of trying to ensure that President George W. Bush failed. Indeed, Howard Dean was one of the leaders of the effort to undermine President Bush. But back then, it was patriotic now that his guy is in the White House it is harmful to the nation to try to stop the president from accomplishing his goals.

So remember, Americans, the next time that some left-wing ideologue tells you that opposition to Obama is illegitimate and disloyal to America dissent is only patriotic when it is directed against a Republican administration.





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Gotta Love Those Great New Democrat Judges!

When Harris County voters rejected so many Republican judicial incumbents last November, they replaced them with some Democrats who were really the bottom of the barrel. Take this fine example of a judge, Kevin Fine of the 177th Criminal Court. Look at how the judge revictimized a rape victim in his courtroom during the sentencing phase of a trial, after the jury had already convicted the rapist.

The judge crossed the line, she said, during sentencing, which Escobar had opted to let Fine decide instead of a jury. Although the jury already had found Escobar guilty of aggravated sexual assault, Fine went on to challenge the victim's version of events, doubting her truthfulness on details from her vague time line to the method in which her clothing was removed. Near the end, Fine remarked that sending an innocent man to prison in the name of law and order is the greatest injustice this society can do.

What shocked the victim most was when the judge questioned whether she was really raped since he found it odd that was she was on top of Escobar during the assault. The judge required the victim to recount, in detail, her position during the rape and explain how Escobar, who maintained the sex was consensual, was able to force himself on her.

I dont know about you, but it sounds to me like Judge Kevin Fine was just looking to get his rocks off on hearing all the kinky details about the crime one more time. The former defense attorney also seems to have forgotten his role in the proceedings, acting like a second attorney for the defense indeed, asking questions that it is unlikely that any defense attorney would have been allowed to ask by any competent judge.

And interestingly enough, the Houston Chronicles Lisa Falkenberg tells us that the judge refused to comment on the case when she sought his input for her column, citing ethics rules despite the fact that he had previously publicly commented on the case for another local media outlet. So it seems to me that, in light of that, we see a judge who is not only boorish and brutal towards crime victims, but also possibly unethical as well. Congratulations, Harris County voters you sure picked a winner here!

UPDATE: Here's a thought -- perhaps Judge Fine has fallen off the wagon and back into the blow.





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Well, I Guess that Settles It

Cubas murderous dictator has declared Obamas opponents to be racists. I guess there is no point in arguing the point any more.

President Barack Obama is trying to make positive changes in the United States, but is being fought at every turn by right-wingers who hate him because he is black, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said on Tuesday. In an unusually conciliatory column in the state-run media, Castro said Obama had inherited many problems from his predecessor, George W. Bush, and was trying to resolve them. But the "powerful extreme right won't be happy with anything that diminishes their prerogatives in the slightest way."

When one of the last remaining old-line Commie dictators has spoken, I guess there really isnt any room for debate any more -- were just a bunch of angry right-wing racists. But I cant help but find it interesting that the Communist line on opposition to Obama is exactly the same as that of the Democrats. Sorta makes one wonder.





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Firearms And Firearm Products

I'm always amazed by how many websites are out there selling guns and gun parts. Absolutely astounding, to be honest. But how do you know which one is the best one in terms of their merchandise and their customer service?

Interestingly enough, I've recently heard a lot about one store offering gun parts that even includes access to technical video clips to educate consumers and retain customer loyalty. For example, they have one program on how to build an AR-15. They share clips with their customers on gun sights, product reviews on items like a competition three gun case, information about scope ring alignment and even how to use ear plugs correctly when shooting Want an example? . Here is one on their AR-15 Magazine. Expertise at a click of a button -- isn't it wonderful!

Plus, their prices are right, too. You can find high quality parts for your shotgun, rifle, pistol and outstanding books and videos on guns and shooting sports. Their sight is easy to use, and they offer you a guarntee of satisfaction
Best of all, Brownells is a company that is here to stay. They have been around for 70 years, and have no plans of disappearing like some fly-by-night companies. They even ship your purchases to you for the flat shipping rate of $11.50, so you are bound to save money there on any substantial purchase. So if you are inclined to use those Second Amendment rights, check them out.





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Just A Reminder On Honduras UPDATED: US Shows Contempt For Constitutional Government In Central America

That Central American nation is valiantly choosing fidelity to its constitution over capitulation to international pressure.

Honduras's supreme court has rejected a Costa Rica-brokered deal to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power and ordered his arrest if he returns.

The ruling also affirmed the legitimacy of the government of interim leader Roberto Micheletti.

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The court reminded Mr Zelaya that he faces several charges - including crimes against the government, treason, and abuse of power - and would be subject to trial if he re-entered the country.

It said Mr Micheletti's government had been installed as part of a lawful "constitutional succession".

Remember -- Zelaya violated the Honduran Constitution by illicitly seeking to extend his term in office. Under terms of that document, he automatically forfeited his office, and was removed from power pursuant to the directives of that nation's supreme court. It was no more a coup than would be the impeachment and removal of an American president. -- but left-leaning Latin American neighbors have tried to argue otherwise, and have deceived other members of the international community into accepting their argument. Cheers to Honduras for remaining strong in the face of this pressure.

UPDATE: The Obama Regime again weighs in on the side of the Latin Leftists and against the constitutional government of Honduras. I wonder -- will Obama be similarly contemptuous of the decisions of the US Supreme Court pursuant to our Constitution?





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Online Auction Deals

It really sounds too good to be true. Indeed, it seems to be beyond belief But believe it or not, you can find an auction site out there where you can start the bidding in various auctions for as low as a penny. But believe it or not, Rockybid.com has online auctions where registered members can enter a bid of as low as one penny on any item they are seeking to bu. The result? The site recently saw the auction of a Honda Insight Hybrid for $1.24! Incredible!

Of course, you do have to pay for the opportunity to bid. I normally don't like that, but when you can buy a nintendo wii for under a dollar, it might just be a value worth paying for.. And even if you lose an auction, you do earn points that you can use to bid on other items within 30 days.

So if, for example, you are interested in buying Gold Bullion coins and bars, RockyBid is a place where you can buy those precious commodities at a low price -- as much as 99% off the spot price, in fact.

It seems almost too good to be true -- but it might just be worth your time to check out..





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August 23, 2009

Breakdown Of The Editorial Process

Words mean things.

In fact, sometimes they can mean many different things.

Sometimes those meanings can vary across cultures of generations -- during a discussion of laws on illegal drugs some years ago, a student asked me if I had ever been "blowed". Due to our generational differences, I didn't realize that he was asking me if I had ever gotten high -- and he didn't realize that I heard him asking me an entirely different question.

Which leads me to this link that someone sent to me recently. Shouldn't someone on the editorial staff have caught the alternate meaning to the phrase used in this headline -- especially when paired with the accompanying picture?





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Current Watcher's Council Results

Here are the current results from the Watcher's Council.

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Belated Watcher's Council Results

It looks like I missed some results recently.

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August 20, 2009

John Conyers Points Out The Problem With Much Congressional Legislation

It is too long, too complicated, and passed too quickly for members of Congress to really know what they are voting on.

"I love these members that get up and say 'Read the bill.' What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you've read the bill."

Unfortunately, Conyers solution is to vote for the bill without reading it, and without even giving it a serious examination. It seems to have never crossed his mind that a bill that is too complex to be understood without two days and two lawyers to figure it out is probably too complex to be implemented in a coherent manner without delegating way too much discretion to unelected bureaucrats.

And while this statement came in the context of the health care debate, I think it is equally applicable to ANY piece of legislation. If it is too long and complex to be read and understood by members of Congress or the American people then it probably should be split up into more manageable pieces for the good of the nation.





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Obamas Failed War Policy Has Lost The American People

And this time it is his own supporters who have abandoned him.

A majority of Americans now see the war in Afghanistan as not worth fighting, and just a quarter say more U.S. troops should be sent to the country, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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Among all adults, 51 percent now say the war is not worth fighting, up six percentage points since last month and 10 since March. Less than half, 47 percent, say the war is worth its costs. Those strongly opposed (41 percent) outweigh strong proponents (31 percent).

Opposition to the Iraq war reached similar levels in the summer of 2004 and grew further through the 2006 midterm elections, becoming issue No. 1 in many congressional races that year.

This makes it even stranger that the anti-war Left has become so silent since the Obama Regime came to power. After all, they have an unpopular war that is not supported by the American people to protest. And the media, who once served as cheerleaders of the anti-war crowd, just want to see the few protesters who do have something to say on the matter go away.





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Fill My Seat Before My Body is Cold: Teddy Kennedy (D-What Dead Girl In What Car Under What Bridge?)

In 2004, Massachusetts Democrats decided that the people of Massachusetts didnt need two senators if one of their seats fell vacant a position heartily endorsed by the states senior senator, Teddy The Hutt. The reason? The election of John Kerry as president would have allowed a Republican (Mitt Romney) to fill the seat. Now, however, with death breathing down the neck of the last and least of the Kennedy brothers, the Senator from Chivas Regal insists that his vacant seat must be filled immediately for the good of the state and the nation because, after all, there is a Democrat occupying the Governors office in Massachusetts.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, in a poignant acknowledgment of his mortality at a critical time in the national health care debate, has privately asked the governor and legislative leaders to change the succession law to guarantee that Massachusetts will not lack a Senate vote when his seat becomes vacant.

In a personal, sometimes wistful letter sent Tuesday to Governor Deval L. Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, Kennedy asks that Patrick be given authority to appoint someone to the seat temporarily before voters choose a new senator in a special election.

If allowing the governor to fill a vacant seat was not that important five years ago, it certainly isnt that important now. And given that Kennedys illness has caused him to be MIA and Massachusetts without that second vote in the Senate for most of the period since his diagnosis, I fail to see how filling the seat becomes any sort of imperative once he is DOA. After all, the state will not have any less representation on the Senate floor than it does now.





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Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery

These days, people have many options available to make themselves fit the cultural standards of being physically fit and more beautiful. We all know about the easy availability of plastic surgery for the purpose of losing weight or adding beauty. Indeed, plastic surgery has become a regular occurrence, with large numbers of people opting for plastic surgery for getting rid of their physical flaws (at least as they see them to be). And while once plastic surgery was limited only to the wealthiest strata of society, the decreasing cost of getting things like a tummy tuck has made it much more accessible to a much broader range of income levels in our society.

Of course, plastic surgery has reaches the zenith of its potential when used to aid the people suffering from various physical defects and deformities due to birth defects, accidents or burns. And as medical professionals advance the field of plastic surgery, the techniques are becoming more beneficial for more people. For example, breast augmentation, which began for cosmetic purposes for women who had lost a breast as a result of accidents or medical treatment, has become big business with many women getting the procedure done to increase the size of their breasts. There are also breast reductions, which can be beneficial to women whose breast size has created difficulties with their vertebrae, as an example. Indeed, I know one woman who is considering such surgery for precisely that reason -- and I'm encouraging her to make sure that the surgery is done by the best available plastic surgeon. After all, she deserves the best to make sure that the procedure is done well and to her satisfaction.





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Oh, The Horror! CIA Contracted With Blackwater On Terrorist Elimination

This is just horrible! After all, just because al-Qaeda attacked us on 9/11 is no reason to kill its leaders and certainly not to use the eeeevvvviiiillll Blackwater to facilitate doing it.

The Central Intelligence Agency in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater USA as part of a secret program to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, according to current and former government officials.

It is hard, really, to tell which offends liberals more the fact that the US government was considering the decapitation of the organization that committed a major terrorist action on American soil, or that it might have considered free market options to get the matter done. Personally, Im just pissed off that this plan was not fully implemented, and that it therefore didnt result in the extermination of any of the targeted vermin.





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Start Thinking Christmas

Hey, folks, Christmas is coming sooner than you know. And let me remind you of one of those very important Christmas customs that you must not overlook -- the Christmas card. And let's be honest -- it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas cards. And if you are looking for anything personalized, it might not be a bad idea to begin looking now. Over at 123print.com, they have some really great cards to choose from -- cards tht you can personalize the way you want. And since we will be back in our home for the first time since Hurricane Ike, I know my wife and I will be looking for something special among the photo Christmas cards to mark the return of the holiday spirit to our household. So find something that makes you festive and begin your Christmas preparations early.





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August 19, 2009

Ed Schultz Supplies Ammo For Declaring ObamaCare Unconstitutional

After all, if this is simply an imposition of someone's religious values on the rest of us, how could it possibly be acceptable?

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Hey, Ed -- "keep your rosaries off my ovaries", "my body, my choice", and all those other left-wing chants that go along with attempts to insert government in health care based upon religion.

I sure hope the ACLU will now have the integrity to come forward and declare its opposition to ObamaCare as a violation of the liberal notion separation of Church and State.





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August 18, 2009

News Flash -- Neolithic Revolution Caused Onset of Global Warming!

Damn Stone Age man for starting the steady decline of the world towards extinction!

Ancient man may have started global warming through massive deforestation and burning that could have permanently altered the Earth's climate, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

The study, published in the scientific journal Quaternary Science Reviews and reported on the University of Virginia's Web site, says over thousands of years, farmers burned down so many forests on such a large scale that huge amounts of carbon dioxide were pumped into the atmosphere. That possibly caused the Earth to warm up and forever changed the climate.

Lead study author William Ruddiman is a professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and a climate scientist.

"It seems like a common-sense idea that there weren't enough people around 5, 6, 7,000 years ago to have any significant impact on climate. But if you allow for the fact that those people, person by person, had something like 10 times as much of an effect or cleared 10 times as much land as people do today on average, that bumps up the effect of those earlier farmers considerably, and it does make them a factor in contributing to the rise of greenhouse gasses," Ruddiman said.

And yet we are now told that if we don't act RIGHT NOW, it is the end of the world as we know it.

Strikes me that we are dealing with more junk science -- and I feel fine.





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About The Gun-Toters At Town Halls And Presidential Events

A lot of folks, right and left, are upset over this.

A man toting an assault rifle was among a dozen protesters carrying weapons while demonstrating outside President Obama's speech to veterans on Monday, but no laws were broken. It was the second instance in recent days in which weapons have been seen near presidential events.

Video from CNN affiliate KNXV shows the man standing with other protesters, with the rifle slung over his right shoulder, a handgun in a holster on his left hip and a bullet clip in his back pocket.

"I'm exercising my rights as an American in Arizona," the man, who refused to give his name, told KNXV.

Phoenix police said authorities monitored about a dozen people carrying weapons while peacefully demonstrating.

"It was a group interested in exercising the right to bear arms," police spokesman Sgt. Andy Hill said.

Arizona law has nothing in the books regulating assault rifles, and only requires permits for carrying concealed weapons. So despite the man's proximity to the president, there were no charges or arrests to be made. Hill said officers explained the law to some people who were upset about the presence of weapons at the protest.

The Left is apoplectic even accusing the folks with guns of being racists despite the fact that at least one was a black man. And on the right, Ive seen several argue that carrying a gun in the vicinity of the President is an implicit threat, and that those doing so ought to be jailed with high bail.
I beg to differ. The exercise of ones constitutional rights in the presidece of an officer elected under the Constitution is not and can never be a crime. We do not have royalty in this country, and any elected official who is uncomfortable with citizens exercising their rights in his/her presence is unfit for their office and should resign immediately or be removed by the people at the first available opportunity.

That is not to say that I consider carrying guns in such situations to necessarily be a good idea. It does look bad to show up at a presidential even with a gun, even when it is not illegal. But given the violence against opponents of the presidents health care plan that has occurred at town hall meetings violence implicitly encouraged by Barack Obama and Democrat leaders when they label those opponents as mobs and un-American and encourage their supporters to hit back twice as hard at those engaged in patriotic dissent then carrying a gun to a town hall meeting can be seen as a prudent action oriented towards protecting ones safety, life, and constitutional rights.

Oh, and by the way thanks to NewsBusters for supplying this little reminder of gun-brandishing by the body guards of local racist leader Quanell X at the 2000 Texas GOP convention where I was a delegate. These same upstanding citizens shoved an elderly WWII vet to the ground for daring to attempt to debate the head of the black supremacist group. And the response of Democrats and the media? Blame then-Gov. George W. Bush and the Texas GOP.





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Robert Novak: RIP

He wasnt pretty, and he wasnt always tactful. He was, however, one of a kind, and an American treasure.

And now Robert Novak has gone home to be with the God he loved.

There are few in public life for whom Ive had great affection without having ever met them. There are even fewer whose death has caused me to stop and weep. Indeed, I can think of only four who fall into that latter category Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp, Billy Graham and Pope John Paul II. To that list I now add Bob Novak, who was the best at what he did and who never held back when he knew he was right. We shall not see his like again.





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Lefties Love Obamas Wars

It appears that they werent really against the war in Iraq or the one in Afghanistan they were against George W. Bush. That is the only conclusion we can draw from the koven of KOSsacks at their annual gathering.

The news that emerged is that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have virtually fallen off the liberal radar screen. Kossacks (as fans of DailyKos like to call themselves) who were consumed by the Iraq war when George W. Bush was president are now, with Barack Obama in the White House, not so consumed, either with Iraq or with Obama's escalation of the conflict in Afghanistan. In fact, they barely seem to care.

As part of a straw poll done at the convention, the Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg presented participants with a list of policy priorities like health care and the environment. He asked people to list the two priorities they believed "progressive activists should be focusing their attention and efforts on the most." The winner, by far, was "passing comprehensive health care reform." In second place was enacting "green energy policies that address environmental concerns."

And what about "working to end our military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan"? It was way down the list, in eighth place.

Perhaps more tellingly, Greenberg asked activists to name the issue that "you, personally, spend the most time advancing currently." The winner, again, was health care reform. Next came "working to elect progressive candidates in the 2010 elections." Then came a bunch of other issues. At the very bottom -- last place, named by just one percent of participants -- came working to end U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Illegal war? Not now that it has been sprinkled with Unicorn Urine under Barry Hussein. Those poor dead Afghan and Iraqi civilians? Not all that important now.

And, of course, calling the President of the Uniterd States a Nazi is no longer patriotic.





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Liberals Making Racism Irrelevant

I made this argument recently on a liberal blog where I comment that the repeated charges of racism directed against anyone who dares dissent from Obamunism is stripping the charge of racism of any meaning or impact.

John Hawkins does an even better job of making the case than I did in this column.

Although racism certainly exists in this country, it has become blessedly rare and marginalized. Some of the best evidence you can find for that is Barack Obama's election as President. Only in a country as colorblind as America could a black man easily win the Presidency when 75% of the votes were cast by white Americans.

Despite that fact, the cries of racism have become ever louder and more omnipresent since Barack Obama has been elected. Perhaps none of us should be surprised by that fact. After all, the racial grievance industry in this country still has bills to pay, the people who use racism as an excuse to explain their failures still need a scapegoat, and Democrats now have a ready-made excuse for every problem: "The President is black and so the people who don't agree with him must be racists!"

This is creating a self-defeating cycle for the Left. The more Obama fails, the more the Left shouts racism -- but, the more the Left shouts racism, the less effective it is. We've now already gotten to the point where playing the race card is starting to backfire or perhaps worse yet from the perspective of the people who rely on it so heavily, it is producing no reaction at all.

Hawkins provides some great examples of the false claims of racism put forth by liberals.

But Ill take his argument a step farther. If the charge of racism continues to be hurled needlessly, then the day is rapidly coming when actual racism will be mainstreamed. By defining racism down, they will make actual racism appear less heinous than it actually is. Im not arguing that lynchings and cross-burnings will become publicly acceptable, but the garden variety acts of racism will. After all, if calling Obama a socialist is defined as the equivalent of calling him a racial slur, why not just drop the racial slur and be done with it because the slur now has no racial meaning.





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More Obama Idiocy

If off-shore drilling is so bad, why are we making this loan?

The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

Hold on. Obama and the Democrats have gone to great lengths to stop off-shore drilling in the US because of alleged environmental harms. But now the Obama administration is funding off-shore drilling in Third World countries? Is that economic imperialism? Environmental racism? Or just a desire to make the US even more dependent on foreign oil than it currently is, despite the fact that we have resources in this country that could render us energy independent for decades.





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Another Stupid Birther Argument.

I long ago debunked the claims that Obama is not a natural born US citizen. Ive yet to see a single logical argument that he is not that even begins to approach the bounds of credibility. But this one is even more stupid than usual.

If President Obama were indeed born in Hawaii, was it while the islands were a territory of the United States?

A new wrinkle in the dispute over his birth and whether he is eligible to be president under the U.S. Constitutions requirement that the president be a natural born citizen appeared today when Obamas official MySpace page declared his age is 52, thus placing his birth year at 1957 instead of 1961 as has been claimed.

That would mean he would have been born during the archipelagos time as a territory of the U.S., the islands status from about 1900 until statehood in 1959.

My guess someone working on the thing on his behalf typed in the year of their birth rather than that of the president. But lets assume for a moment that the claim is even vaguely true that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii in 1957. It would still be irrelevant, because under American law Obama still would be a natural born citizen.

And for those who want to argue to the contrary, I offer you four words.

Barry
Goldwater
Arizona
Territory

In other words, that argument was more-or-less dismissed 45 years ago when the GOP nominated the godfather of modern conservativism in 1964.

So while Ill argue from my perspective as a historian that Barack Obama ought to supply the original document so that future generations can fully access the historical record, Ill say again that supporters of the Birther conspiracy theories are simply making themselves look absurd.





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Making The Right Choice In Television Providers

One of the changes we made after moving back into our home after the hurricane is the decision to go with satellite tv. We checked out the whole DirecTV vs. Dish Network thing and decided to go with DirecTV as the better choice for us. I checked out a number of the many Satellite Television Sites in the process, and found the best value in a package and snapped it right up. You can find a lot of great information about your options at http://www.kaptainsatellite.com/compare_satellite_dish_tv.htm that will allow you to make the best choice in satellite television providers and packages for you and your family.





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And They Wonder Why Folks Make Aggie Jokes

Sweet Jesus!

It would appear that the collective IQ of Aggies and the residents of College Station doesnt quite rise to room temperature.

The College Station City Council on Monday night approved a resolution to clarify that George Bush Drive is named for the 41st president, George H.W. Bush.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M carries a street address of 1000 George Bush Drive West.

His son, George W. Bush, was the 43rd president and left office in January. The younger Bushs library is planned for Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Councilman John Crompton has said he was concerned that people might not know which ex-president is associated with the road.

Next on the city council agenda a resolution to clarify which college College Station is named for.





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Considering A Hosting Change?

Is your web hosting contract is up in a couple of months? Are you having issues with bandwidth or the speed of your website? What about the customer service? Or are you thinking about adding additional domains and concerned about the additional cost? All of those are good reasons to consider moving to a new host. You need to make sure that your web hosting service is actually the best one for you, with the best available combination of service and price.

It is just common sense to make sure that the company you work with really is the best web hosting company for you. I mean, an online store has different needs than a text-only blog, and a blogger with multiple domains has different needs than someone with only one domain name. You need to start looking at universe options available to you by checking out reviews of hosting companies. Learn what features different hosts offer, what their requirements and restrictions are, and how theyre rated by current and former customers. It is called comparison shopping, folks and it is what any good consumer should do.

WebHostingGeeks.com is a site that does most of the legwork for you. They have extensive web hosting reviews and list what they view as the top ten on their front page. Check them out to see how they can help you decide to stay with your present host or make a switch.





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August 06, 2009

Liberal Fascism -- You Decide

The Obama Regime has already called for the reporting of those who dare to oppose Barry Hussein's risky health care scheme. That tactic is certainly reminiscent of fascism, communism, and a host of other totalitarian "isms" over the last few centuries.

But now he and his minions have picked a symbol for the ObamaCare program. But it does seem awfully familiar to students of history.

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A coincidence? One does have to wonder.

Especially given this basic truth.

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August 05, 2009

Dem Senator Declares Participatory Democracy Illegitimate

Yep, Babs Box-Whore disses the opposition to ObamaCare because it is designed to "hurt the president" and "change Congress".

Now hold on just a minute, Babs. Dissent is now illegitimate? Organizing to undercut a president whose agenda we oppose is not permissible? Trying to "change Congress" is not acceptable under our system of government? They seem perfectly consistent with the Constitution to me -- indeed, you appear to have quite an aversion to Americans using their rights under that document for precisely those purposes.

Seems to me that you've developed quite a serious case of fascism there, Senator.





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My Request To Barry Hussein's Secret Police

Since the Obama Regime is compiling an enemies list of American patriots who oppose his health care and other proposals, I've sent the following to his brownshirts.

Please add me to your compiled enemies list. As a patriotic American, I am proud to be added to such a list compiled by a nascent dictator like Barack Obama as he seeks to quash legitimate dissent.

All I've done is exercise my rights under the First Amendment, but if Barry Hussein wants to compile a list of his opponents, I want to be on it -- indeed, I consider it to be a badge of honor to be included on any such compilation by an totalitarian regime. After all, I've found that this site is banned in several foreign countries -- perhaps one day my own president will seek to silence me, too.

Fortunately, my senator has sent the following to the White House in an attempt to stop this totalitarian tactic from being followed by the proto-fascist in the Oval Office.

Dear President Obama,

I write to express my concern about a new White House program to monitor American citizens' speech opposing your health care policies, and to seek your assurances that this program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America's tradition of free speech and public discourse.

Yesterday, in an official White House release entitled "Facts are Stubborn Things," the White House Director of New Media, Macon Phillips, asserted that there was "a lot of disinformation out there," and encouraged citizens to report "fishy" speech opposing your health care policies to the White House.  Phillips specifically targeted private, unpublished, even casual speech, writing that "rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation."  Phillips wrote "If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."

I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed "fishy" or otherwise inimical to the White House's political interests. 

By requesting that citizens send "fishy" emails to the White House, it is inevitable that the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens will be reported to the White House.  You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program.  As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights.
I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward emails critical of his policies to the White House.  I suspect that you would have been leading the charge in condemning such a program-and I would have been at your side denouncing such heavy-handed government action.

So I urge you to cease this program immediately.  At the very least, I request that you detail to Congress and the public the protocols that your White House is following to purge the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in "fishy" speech.  And I respectfully request an answer to the following:
  • How do you intend to use the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in "fishy" speech?
  • How do you intend to notify citizens who have been reported for "fishy" speech?
  • What action do you intend to take against citizens who have been reported for engaging in "fishy" speech?
  • Do your own past statements qualify as "disinformation"? For example, is it "disinformation" to note that in 2003 you said:"I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan"?
I look forward to your prompt response. 

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

United States Senator

Bravo, Senator Cornyn.

UPDATE: Looks like great minds think alike. It's Operation Go Flag Yourself! Great posts at Brutally Honest, Maggie's Farm, Bookworm Room, The Anchoress, Malkin





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August 04, 2009

Dissent Ain't Patriotic No More -- UPDATED

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I'm curious -- would Earl Ofari Hutchinson have made such a statement regarding the many hateful depictions of George W. Bush during his presidency? And if not, why does he make such a demand regarding the originators of this depiction of Barack Obama?

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.

Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.

"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery," says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous."

"We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama."

Now I'm somewhat perplexed. What makes this poster dangerous? And what makes it any more mean-spirited than what was done with pictures of Obama's predecessor? Where were Hutchison's demands for Bush critics to come forward and publicly tell why they used offensive depictions of President Bush? Or is this simply a case that Hutchison has decided that the sort of criticism he welcomed when it when it was against a president he opposed is no longer patriotic after his clown became the occupant of the Oval Office.

UPDATE: Somehow Hutchison was able to contain his outrage when a national publication published this image of Bush 43 as the Joker.

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He also never spoke out against these sort of things during the Bush years.

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I wonder if he will hypocritically criticize this image, too.

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