Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Duke Official Faces Pedophilia Charges

My only questions are: (1) whether this guy was at Duke during the railroad against Duke's lacrosse team; and (2) whether he signed on to the petition of faculty members against students later proved to be innocent.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson Murdered?

I've resisted commenting on Michael Jackson's death because, well, aside from the tragedy of a 50-year-old man dying an extremely premature death, I'm not a big fan and I really don't care. Sure, I feel bad for those who loved him, as I do for the loved ones of anyone who dies, but the reaction of some reminds us that the word "fan" is shorthand for "fanatic."

Now, however, as more questions are being raised about his death, I have become convinced that his death was murder, and that the perpetrators can be found among the Obamorons in the Democrat Party.

After all, word of Jackson's death supplanted news of Friday's vote in the House of Representatives for the largest tax increase in American history, and the most invasive effort ever to control the American economy.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Real Consequence Of Mark Sanford's Infidelity

The most immediately meaningful impact of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's admission of marital infidelity is that it displaces the media's attention from President Barry's ineptitude in addressing events in Iran.

It's a good excuse not to cover Barry's abject failure to support democratic values, even though I am of the firm belief that the actual winner of the Iranian presidential election is of little consequence on most major policies.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jobs Killed By President Barry

While it's nearly impossible to know whether Federal economic policies "save or create" any jobs, at least in the private sector, it's pretty easy to tell when they close a factory and kill jobs.

The people of Tampa thank you, President Barry and Congress, for your idiotic SCHIP taxes.

I guess these jobs will be tallied against those President Barry claims to have "created or saved."

Great Presidential Quotations In American Foreign Policy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inaugural Address(1961):
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
At the Brandenburg Gate (1963):
Ich bin ein Berliner.

Ronald Wilson Reagan, at the Brandenburg Gate (1987):
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., on the stolen Iranian presidential election:
Er, uh, ...c'mon, guys, you're making me look bad!

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Strategy

With news that President Barry's health care "reform" proposals are in deep political trouble, the true agenda of the far Left is made more and more apparent.

It is beyond reasonable or serious debate that the current state of American health care is the result of government intrusions on the free market. Medicare socialized half the system --- the elderly consume more than half of all health care, for obvious reasons --- with promises (from, among others, Hubert H. Humphrey) that it would never cost more than $10 billion per year. Wouldn't it be nice if it only cost twice that amount? Medicaid is part of the not-so-Great Society, the War on Poverty. When can we expect the "exit strategy" that Democrats demand for every other "war"? Federal mandates that hospital treat all who appear at emergency rooms --- even those who don't need emergency treatment --- has imposed incredible costs.

So, what does the far Left want now? Well, "single-payer" --- more properly called "socialized medicine" --- is currently a non-starter. So what will happen?

Depend upon President Barry and his minions to advance proposals which will further screw up medical care in America, attempting to provoke a clarion call for completely socializing American medical care.

These people are nothing if not Machiavellian.

What A Pity

As a gag, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sent a set of sculptured bull testicles to a Democrat state senator, who returned them with a terse note. The gift was in response to an earlier gag gift from the state senator to the Governator.

Apparently, the state senator has had his sense of humor surgically removed.

Along with --- like most Democrats --- the portion of the anatomy that the Governator's gift was intended to replace.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Coverage Of The Chrysler Proceedings

As usual, SCOTUSBlog is providing yeoman's service in covering today's filings in the United States Supreme Court regarding the Obama Administration's extra-legal and probably unconstitutional efforts to deny Chrysler bondholders their property rights in an effort to pay off Obama supporters (i.e., the UAW).

Whether the Supreme Court will actually take the cases is, of course, a mystery (only about one in a hundred petitions for a writ of certiorari are granted), but if the court does, SCOTUSBlog recognizes that it constitutes the potential for "the most significant Supreme Court ruling on the government’s power to deal with economic crisis since the Court struck down major parts of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. U.S. in 1935 and U.S. v. Butler in 1936."

Thursday, June 04, 2009


As usual, Ann Coulter gets it exactly right.

An excerpt, applying Liberal "logic":
I wouldn't kill an abortionist myself, but I wouldn't want to impose my moral values on others. No one is for shooting abortionists. But how will criminalizing men making difficult, often tragic, decisions be an effective means of achieving the goal of reducing the shootings of abortionists?

Following the moral precepts of liberals, I believe the correct position is: If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, then don't shoot one.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Quite An Authority

Back in the day, those of us who hold the so-called "mainstream" media in contempt would refer to our local journal as the "Pot. News." Of course, a little while back, that journal merged with the Manassas Journal-Messenger and became the News & Messenger, and this little bon mot fell into disuse.

Today, a reminder why it still fits: the editorial discussing the upcoming Democrat primaries identifies one of the gubernatorial candidates as "Jim Moran."

Now, I have little use for any Moran brother, but even I know that the one running for the Democrat nomination for Governor is the (relatively) good one, former Delegate Brian Moran.

And this is an editorial board which would presume to recommend candidates with endorsements?

Kinda tells you why you should ignore the so-called "mainstream" media.

UPDATE: Well, now they've corrected it. Without credit, of course.