Friday, June 24, 2011

More Left-Wing Sexual Abuse In Northern Virginia

Well, that's how The Richmonder would report it, anyway.

"It" is the report in today's WaPo that Michael Gardner, former Chairman of the Falls Church City Democratic Committee, and husband of a current Falls Church City Council member, has been charged with sexually abusing three girls under the age of thirteen.

You see, it seems that "The Richmonder" has a penchant for smearing all Conservatives, Republicans, and "right-wingers" whenever an individual is alleged to have engaged in unlawful behavior.  Even if, when you read the story, it's the "Left-winger" who has also been cited for wrongdoing.

As for me, I'll indulge that quaint little notion of "innocent until proven guilty."  And eschew "The Richmonder's" guilt-by-association tactics.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Favorite Talk Show Host....

is Conan O'Brien.  I don't watch him.  I probably haven't seen a total of 30 minutes of any of his shows.  But here is why, from the Commencement Address that he delivered at Dartmouth College this year.  President George H.W. Bush (41st President of the United States), was seated behind him on the dais:

Before I begin, I must point out that behind me sits a highly admired president of the United States and a decorated war hero while I, a cable television talk show host, have been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom.  I pray I never witness a more damning example of what is wrong with America today.
I can't add to that.  The Weekly Standard (H/T) doesn't even try.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Late today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated rationality to the state of Wisconsin, and overturned a lower court decision striking down the Wisconsin legislature's recent move to limit the power of public employee unions.

The report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal is actually pretty fairly written, absent the inaccurate and ideologically-tinged characterizations of the special privileges granted to public-sector unions as "rights."

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

On Anthony Weiner

While the whole imbroglio over the exhibitionist and unfortunately-named Congressman from New York is entertaining, I strongly suspect that his actions are significantly less at variance with normal male behavior than his crypto-Socialism is at political deviance from the Constitution.

And while the former is embarrassing to him, and entertaining to the rest of us, it is the latter which should disqualify him from holding public office.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

The New Far-Left Meme

It's always entertaining when the far Left comes up with a new meme.  Mickey-Mouse (i.e., complete fantasy) entertaining, not any other kind.

In the last few days, Virginia's moonbatosphere has offered up a new one, apparently in recognition of the continued popularity --- and resurgent popularity --- of the works of Ayn Rand.

The meme goes something like this: the House GOP budget is "anti-Christian" because it reduces government handouts.  Apparently, some of these moonbats have taken their cue from the "Rev." Jim Wallis, whose faith seems more committed to Karl Marx and big government than to genuine Christian teaching.  Far-Left "religious" leaders speak, and Virginia's moonbats jump.  And jump.  And jump.

Now, never mind  the fact that the proposed budget actually does very little to restore the United States to constitutional government, and would actually do much to perpetuate unconstitutional government spending.  And never mind that these are the same people who scream "THEOCRAT!" at any Republican leader who seems even mildly influenced by any Conservative Christian leader.

Interesting in the extreme is the fact that some denizens of the moonbatosphere seem to have committed themselves expressly to theocracy.  Well, at least, their warped view of what a "Christian" society would look like.  They are, in short, "theocrats" themselves.

Well, at least what, in their warped minds, they have convinced themselves constitutes the core of Christian teaching.  That is bears any relation to anything recognizable as Christianity is wholly coincidental.

Don't remind them that Judeo-Christian teaching has rather unambiguous imperatives about deviant sexual behavior, and about what constitutes "marriage."  And don't ever remind them about what Catholic teaching says about abortion.

And --- for God's sake! --- don't point out to them that the Christian charitable imperative has nothing to do with government spending, that charity --- by hypothesis --- is an individual act, uncorrupted by government coercion.

Fortunately, worry not about about their psychological well-being (well, no more than usual) and the dangers of philosophical whiplash.  After all, they're not really interested in genuine Christian teaching, or a philosophically consistent position.

They're simply interesting in using some Christian teachings (or rather, their corruption of genuine Christian teaching) as a club with which to batter their political enemies.  For the One True Faith of the far Left has nothing to do with Christianity.

It is Big Government, pure and simple.