Saturday, February 27, 2010

What Does This Prove?

Apparently, a new CNN poll shows that 56% of the American people believe that government is a threat to individual rights.

Some are expressing shock.

However, all that this proves is that perhaps 56% of the Americans polled have actually read and understood the Declaration of Independence.

Another failure of government education.

Monday, February 22, 2010

He Must Be Doing Something Right

It's been reported that my good friend Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13th) said that "disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy." Well that's not a direct quotation, but that was the gist of it.

Now, never mind that Marshall already has apologized for the impression that what he called his "poorly chosen words" may have left. And never mind the fact that he is
one of the Assembly’s most outspoken advocates on behalf of expanded treatment and support for children with autism and other disabilities. His approach to autism legislation has even antagonized members of his own GOP caucus.

Virginia's moonbatosphere is abuzz with feigned outrage. Even the occasionally-sensible Waldo Jaquith is attacking.

However, Bob Holsworth --- while acknowleding that "
It’s a made for national attention story" --- credits Marshall for quickly retracting his remarks.

Don't bet that the moonbat far Left will accept --- some won't even acknowledge --- Marshall's apology.

However, I've known and respected Bob Marshall for long enough to know that he's smart enough to ignore those attacking him now. After all, they're not really ticked off about this comment. The only "apology" that they want from Marshall is an apology for being a Conservative and a Republican.

I hope they hold their collective breath for that.

And after all, it's not like Delegate Marshall said that his daughters shouldn't be punished for premarital or promiscuous sex with a baby, or anything like that. We all know that those on the far Left would never forgive or forget a politician who made such an outrageous statement.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

And The Award Goes To ....

F. U. ... er, F.T. Rea, who becomes the first moonbat in the Virginia blogosphere to try to gain political advantage out of the pilot who rammed his plane into a Texas office building today. Well, at least the first one on Waldo's Political Blogroll.

Apparently, F.U. ... er, F.T. didn't bother to read Joe Stack's suicide note, in which he expresses views much more in line with the moonbat Left than with what F.U. ... er, F.T. calls "the anti-tax, anti-government right-wing fringe."

And some people call lawyers "ambulance chasers." Lawyers have nothing on the political ambulance chasers on the far Left.

A Question

How long before the moonbats (Keith Olbermann; Rachel Maddow; et al.) blame Conservatives and/or Tea Party activists for this?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Random Observation

Without any other comment, and from what I've seen, she's got NOTHING to be ashamed of.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

RIP, Captain Phil

Having litigated ten or so cases in Alaska over the better part of a decade and a half, I've made a lot of friends in "the Great Land," and have quite an interest in goings-on there. You'll even find a link to the Anchorage Daily News to the right on this blog.

So it's unsurprising that I found myself hooked on the Discovery Channel's wonderful show, The Deadliest Catch, and the drama of crab fishing on the Bering Sea.

Sadly, word has arrived today that one of the more compelling characters on the show, Captain Phil Harris, has died. Anyone who watches the show knows of his serious health issues in the past. He's clearly a passionate man: passionate for his profession; passionate for his family; passionate for raising well his sons. His story was one of the many which makes The Deadliest Catch some of the most compelling drama on television.

More so, because it's true.

I strongly suspect that his stardom allowed him to touch many more lives than he ever thought he would.

RIP, Captain Phil.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Snowpocalypse At The Youngs

We bought our house in late April 1994.

The driveway looked a lot better in April than it did in January of 1996, when we got over a foot-and-a-half of snow. Mrs. Young was three months pregnant with Jimmy, and couldn't shovel.

I purchased our snowblower the next November, and was quite glad to have it over the last three months.

As were my neighbors.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

In The WaPo?!?!?!

Today's WaPo has perhaps the most insightful article I've ever seen in the journal, one which speaks to the arrogance and condescension of the moonbat Left, peppered with unarguable examples. The core of it --- which reveals that far-Left attitudes are truly a product of Marxist analysis --- is this:
In this view, we should pay attention to conservative voters' underlying problems but disregard the policy demands they voice; these are illusory, devoid of reason or evidence. This form of liberal condescension implies that conservative masses are in the grip of false consciousness. When they express their views at town hall meetings or "tea party" gatherings, it might be politically prudent for liberals to hear them out, but there is no reason to actually listen.
Just goes to prove: even a blind squirrel sometimes finds an acorn. Gerard Alexander is the author. Truly worth a read.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Much has been written about Tim Tebow's participation in ad-buy during the Super Bowl by a pro-life group. Xrlq over at Damnum Absque Injuria gets it exactly right. The kicker is this:
if pregnant women are really such helpless, delicate flowers that one single, solitary ad urging them to choose Option A over Option B will compromise their ability to choose on their own, the obvious remedy would be for the pro-choicers to cough up a few mill of their own and run a competing ad urging women to abort. With the “choose life” ad focusingon one Heisman winner who clearly should not have been aborted (though this fact was anything but clear to doctors at the time), perhaps the “choose death” ad could focus on a somewhat less worthy Heisman winner, O.J. Simpson, or perhaps a more recent Heisman wannabe like Michael Vick.
Xrlq: exposing the fraud of pro-"choice." For of course, if you believe that there should be a "choice," then you have to presuppose that there are occasions where the "choice" should be exercised.