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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What A Joke

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein has come up with a swell idea. She thinks we should pull all 11,000,000 illegal aliens - who break our laws every day they are in country - into the sheriff's office and ask them when they arrived. And they're to answer truthfully - or else:
Sen. Feinstein plan expands illegals pool
By Charles Hurt, The Washington Times


A Senate Democrat yesterday introduced a proposal to expand the pool of illegal aliens eligible for citizenship to include anyone who sneaked across the border before Jan. 1. (
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What will be said about the idiot that claims he or she came across the border on December 31?

This goes along with the Senate's other brilliant idea that illegals should be paid medicare and social security benefits.

These people are hopeless. It's time we considered putting an age limit on United States Senators.

Crazy Al's Bad Timing

Do you recall the occasion a few years ago when Al Gore scheduled a major policy speech in New York on the subject of global warming on what turned out to be one of the coldest days in a century? Poor Al's timing was ... off, shall we say?

Well, Crazy Al is making the rounds in Hollywood and other centers of progressive thought these days touting his new movie, "An Inconvenient Truth." It is purported to be a documentary about ... you guessed it.

Tough break for Al though. Scientists are finding it impossible to support his wild claims - or even those that aren't completely hysterical:
Don't Be Very Worried
The truth about "global warming" is much less dire than Al Gore wants you to think.
By Pete Du Pont, The Wall Street Journal

After the first Earth Day the New York Times predicted "intolerable deterioration and possible extinction" for the human race as the result of pollution. Harvard biologist George Wald predicted that unless we took immediate action "civilization will end within 15 to 30 years," and environmental doomsayer Paul Ehrlich predicted that four billion people--including 65 million American--would perish from famine in the 1980s.

So what is the reality about global warming and its impact on the world? A new study released this week by the National Center for Policy Analysis, "Climate Science: Climate Change and Its impacts" (
www.ncpa.org/pub/st/st285) looks at a wide variety of climate matters, from global warming and hurricanes to rain and drought, sea levels, arctic temperatures and solar radiation. It concludes that "the science does not support claims of drastic increases in global temperatures over the 21rst century, nor does it support claims of human influence on weather events and other secondary effects of climate change." (link)

Of course Crazy Al knows better. Damn the statistics; it's the passion that matters. The globe is warming. Just ask Barbra Streisand.

On Those Open-Minded Liberals

From one of our liberal east coast institutions of higher learning:
Rice's Appearance Draws Protests in Boston
By Katie Zezima, The New York Times


NEWTON, Mass., May 22 — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered the commencement address on Monday at Boston College to an audience that included dozens of students and professors who stood, turned their backs and held up signs to protest the war in Iraq.

Ms. Rice told students of what she believed to be the five responsibilities of educated people: find your passion, be committed to reason, reject false pride, be optimistic and reject prejudices. She acknowledged the protests, receiving applause after urging graduates to consider perspectives different from their own. (
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"... urging graduates to consider perspectives different from their own." That's funny. There ARE no perspectives other than their own. They're the enlightened, the open-minded. The leaders of tomorrow.