Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Terminator Terminated

From the Wall Street Journal, national coverage of the cringing, pathetic suckup that Arnold has become. Now he is the Enabler.

The conclusion states:

But the bond proposal suggests that Mr. Schwarzenegger has given up on even trying to put California's fiscal house in order--his core promise when he took office. Instead, he has flipped the script, deciding to buy off special-interest groups by throwing even more money at their pet causes.

But read the whole thing. I guess this is the only way we can elect a Republican.

Cavalry to the Rescue

Republicans divert resources from the state victory committees of eastern states to stave off lackluster campaigning by Rhode Island incumbant and notorious RINO, Lincoln Chaffee. This is where your contributions to the Republican National Committee go so be advised.

More here.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Observations from Ground Zero

Laffey-Chafee III

Fourth: Because this was on C-SPAN, I couldn't help but wondering what the average conservative Republicans across the land must have been thinking while watching the debate. Perhaps something like, "Those are what they call Republicans in Rhode Island?"

For numbers 1 through 3 see Anchor Rising.

Of course, in California, we must consider the likes of Arnold and Poizner when we search for Republicans.

Burning Question

Are Democrats more committed to destroying Wal-Mart than Islamic Fascism? That's the question on our minds. After all, you certainly hear a lot more about the dangers of Wal-Mart than you do about the dangers of al Qaeda.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Damage Continues

Hugh Hewitt is back just in time to nail the worst President in US history. It has been twenty-five years since we gave him the boot but his evil and incompetence seems eternal.

Carter lost Iran to the Islamist fanatics; engineered the deal that brought North Korea nukes, and now his judicial legacy is trying to blind us to the terrorists.

Hugh's advice

Don't run for your life in the fall. Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat (except Joe Lieberman) is a vote against victory.

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Chaffee vs, Laffey redux

If Lincoln Chafee has one thing going for him in his upcoming primary, it's fear--and don't think this perennial thorn in the GOP's side doesn't know it. In a recent debate against his more conservative primary challenger, he made the choice clear to voters: "Who can win in November?"

In a WSJ piece today an analysis of the issues and prospects for Chaffee in his primary bid for reelection. Kimberley Strassel thinks that RI republicans are struggling with voting for Chaffee and holding on to a Republican Senate seat or voting for Laffey and losing the election to a Democrat If her observations hold, we might just see RI Republicans jetison the RINO.

GOP voters, frustrated by Washington earmarking, scandal and obstructionism, may have decided their particular breed of Republicans just aren't worth the trouble.

That's the mood up here in Rhode Island, where I heard the phrase "We might as well have a Democrat" so many times I quit writing it down.

I hope she is right because with friends like Chaffee, we don't need enemies.

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Too Nice to Win?

John Podhoretz raises a question for western civilization.

Specifically, ... whether the West hasn't become too nice to protect its own interests and concludes,
"I think it's fair to say that we would rather our civilization die than that we commit such acts."

Read it all.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


A hudna is a strategic ceasefire that allows time for Islamic forces to regroup before re-launching their military offensive. The first Muslim leader to execute a hudna and define the paradigm was the prophet Mohammed.

I never heard the term before but it sure puts the middle east into perspective. Dean illucidates.

American Appeasement

Some call it dhimmitude.

So Stop Expecting me to be nice!

New research suggests just that older people with above-average intelligence tend to be disagreeable.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Brussells Journal under Siege

By the Belgian government.

The Brussells Journal is an invaluable source for news and opinion in Europe, particularly from a Christian and democratic perspective. Increasingly, the Belgian government has attacked the Journal and it's principals. Recently Belgium has attacked home-schooling
and now accuses the Brussells Journal of racism. I read BJ regularly and have never seen any racism but don't take my word for it. Ask Howard Kurtz.

Destroy Mass Transportation

Observations on how regulation destroys innovation and improvement.

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Cause and Effect

What happens when you let terrorists in? There goes the neighborhood.

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Chaffee - Laffey Debate

MSM Reports on the Chaffee vs Laffee debate for the Senate seat in Rhode Island. Anchor Rising has the summary and links.
Earlier Anchor Rising posts summarize questions and responses. Go to the main page and scroll down to see all of them.
Some surprises - Laffey doesn't like Rumsfeld.

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Deja Vu - All Over Again

For those of you who missed the 60's, you are seeing the same anti-war hysteria that drove the US to retreat with our tail between our legs. Don't be fooled again.

This means that if Democrats retake Congress, we will be back where we were in Vietnam circa 1975. Early that year the Congressional left blocked funds for our allies in the government of South Vietnam, weakening its defenses even as Hanoi massed for an attack. Within weeks, the North was on the march and the last American helicopters were leaving Saigon. The stakes are just as serious today in Iraq. The defeat in Vietnam could at least be contained elsewhere in Southeast Asia, although the Soviet Union was clearly emboldened to assert itself via proxies from Afghanistan to Central America.

Opinion Journal has a refresher course for non-baby boomers.

I Know You Were Worrying About This

It's Official! Pluto Is Still A Planet!
Just shows what happens when you start lowering your standards.
An international panel has unanimously recommended that Pluto retain its title as a planet, and it may be joined by other undersized objects that revolve around the sun.

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Efficiency is Important to the Chinese

Especially when they execute 10,000 to 15,000 per year. So those clever Chinese have developed an execution-mobile.

HT Cheatseeking Missiles

All new healthy beer made with Green Tea!

The latest green tea brew isn't something from a tea pot -- but a beer bottle. Wisconsin micro brewer BluCreek is coming out with a new beer called Zen. The idea is to give a brewski the supposed health benefits of green tea.

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Monday, August 07, 2006

Click it

If you have driven anywhere recently, you have been bombarded by messages on the oh so usefull freeway messageboards telling you to click it. or ticket. My son was the recipient of one of those tickets recently after he un-clicked his belt 1/2 block from our house and was chased to our driveway by a friendly CHP officer. You probably think that this is the result of the nanny state being solicitous about the well-being of its citizens.

Not hardly.

State and local law enforcement agencies have a huge financial incentive to dole out as many tickets as they possibly can -- in order to qualify for the federal grant boodle dangled before their noses like a savory pork chop in front of a hungry blue tick hound.

And what about the serious crimes that aren't persued while our law enforcement officers extort money from law-abiding citizens?

California alone went through $2.6 million this year to fund its May 15-June 4 "Click It or Ticket" dragnet. This in a state with a huge crime problem (real crime; you know, murders, rapes, assaults and that kind of stuff) and a teeter-tottering fiscal situation that, you'd think, would call for austerity and reordering of priorities to the essentials. Do "seat belt checkpoints" qualify? What about it, Ahhnoold?

All we need for complete chaos is for our law enforcement organizations to complete their conversion to cash cows.

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

The 2996 Project

Maybe you haven't heard about the 2996 Project. I hadn't until last week. It is a project to have one blogger post a tribute for each of the 9/11 victoms on 9/11. I just volunteered and received my asssignment.

They still need volunteers. I learned about the project here.
You can volunteer here. and spread the word.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Chaffee Can Offer Only One Thing to RI Republicans

From Anchor Rising, more background and this quote:

The continual pounding of the message that only Senator Chafee can beat Whitehouse leaves the impression that all Chafee has to offer is that he can hold the seat for the GOP. "Vote against Laffey, not for Chafee." I'm not sure if this pragmatic approach is appealing enough to the more ideologically minded GOP primary voter. And I'm not sure if it does much to help Sen. Chafee as far as laying groundwork should he win the primary and have to face Whitehouse. By leaning so heavy on the anti-Laffey tactic, he isn't giving many reasons for the General election voter to support him. It's a tough spot.

Maybe this suggests that Chaffee is in trouble. If he loses the primary, the seat will probably go Democrat. Given the damage Chaffee has done the Rpublican agenda, I would say a Dmeocrat win that takes out Chaffee is a win for Repbulicans.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Futurama on Global Warming

Our handsomest politicians have the answer.

No more free lunch in Las Vegas

It is now illegal to feed the homeless.
Council officials decided to curb the charity practice, with possible fines of $1,000 and six months imprisonment, after complaints from residents.

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Tax imposed to fund Spanish-American War in 1898 finally ends

The Spanish-American War has been over for more than 100 years, and now so is the tax imposed back in 1898 to help fund it. Now that this is finally accomplished, maybe we can finally look at social security.

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What's next for the nanny state gestapo?

Fast Food!

Cooking four normal sized hamburgers in a fast food joint emits the same amount of VOC's (volatile organic compounds) as driving a current model car for 1,000 miles.....In New Jersey, 16,000 restaurants release 2,226 tons of particulates, more than all of the heavy diesel vehicles in the state (1,329 tons).

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Australia's 1,600 foot 'Solar Tower' that can power a small city

Now all we need is a small city.

""The tower will be over there," Davey says, pointing to a spot a mile distant where a 1,600-foot structure will rise from the ocher-colored earth. Picture a 260-foot-diameter cylinder taller than the Sears Tower encircled by a two-mile-diameter transparent canopy at ground level."

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

NAACP and Tar Babies

“Anyone running for public office should remove from their vocabulary any language that is sensitive to any ethnic group. ‘Tar baby’ is one of those phrases,” Gordon told the Herald.

Bruce Gorden is President of the NAACP and he was deeply offended by Mitt Romney's reference to Tar Babies in connection with the catastrophic Big Dig in Boston. Well maybe not deeply offended but it was a good opportunity to attack a Republican.

Betsy wonders about his priorities.

Mendacious just doesn't cover it.

Main Entry: mendacious
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: dishonest
Synonyms: deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, equivocating, erroneous, fallacious, false, fibbing, fraudulent, insincere, knavish, lying, paltering, perfidious, perjured, prevaricating, shifty, spurious, untrue, untruthful, wrong
Antonyms: truthful
Source: Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus, First Edition (v 1.2.1)
Copyright © 2006 by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Words cannot do justice to this vile, hateful man. The self-righteous
doo-gooder that gave up Iran to islamofacsism before we ever knew what islamofascism was.

In the Washington Post, he argued that the the problem is that Israel keeps violating Un Resolutions.

The general parameters of a long-term, two-state agreement are well known. There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key U.N. resolutions, official American policy and the international "road map" for peace by occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians. Except for mutually agreeable negotiated modifications, Israel's official pre-1967 borders must be honored. As were all previous administrations since the founding of Israel, U.S. government leaders must be in the forefront of achieving this long-delayed goal.

My vocabulary is inadequate to describe this man. Help me out.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

German Farmer Outstanding in his Field

"I couldn't repair the roof if I only bred pigs," said Mr. Gärtner, a self-confident fellow with a spiel that is far more entrepreneurial than agricultural. "We have to compete worldwide these days. Pork from Brazil costs half as much as German pork. Our costs are simply too high."

So what does he do to make $600,000 per year? Find out here.

From Dig

Sean Lynch says,
Thank goodness I don't live in Germany. It's bad enough subsidizing all those rich Prius drivers here in California and watching them speed by me solo in the carpool lane. That is, when I’m not on my motorcycle.