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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I Hope You Have a Day Job

I had quipped not long ago that the kids with keyboards who serve on the Jim Webb campaign as staffmembers over at Raising Kaine must be getting paid by the word since they were writing tomes each day that no sane person would take the time to actually read. As it turns out, if these numbers (you'll need to scroll down quite a ways) are accurate, my hypothesis doesn't hold. They're barely receiving minimum wage (which explains their zealotry on that subject).

Do you guys do windows?

Words Have Meaning

Mark Steyn on John Kerry:
Whatever he may or may not have intended (and "I was making a joke about how stupid Bush is but I'm the only condescending liberal in America too stupid to tell a Bush-is-stupid joke without blowing it" must rank as one of the all-time lame excuses), what he said fits what too many upscale Dems believe: that America's soldiers are only there because they're too poor and too ill-educated to know any better. That's what they mean when they say "we support our troops." They support them as victims, as children, as potential welfare recipients, but they don't support them as warriors and they don't support the mission.

So their "support" is objectively worthless.
Read the whole thing.

Run For Your Lives!

Horrific news coming out of Blacksburg! Virginia Tech campus under siege! Students fleeing university in panic! Provost: Women and children first! National Guard put on standby! The details:
Possible Measles Case at Virginia Tech
WSLS NewsChannel 10

Virginia Tech sent out an e-mail early Monday evening to students and staff about a potential case of measles being diagnosed on campus. (
" ... a potential case of measles." Which means it could just as easily be diaper rash. Or a hickey.

For the love of God.

Food For Thought

A point I wish I'd thought of first:

New York could become the first big city in the nation to ban the serving of artificial trans-fats in restaurants.

Trans-fats are bad for you. They hike unhealthy cholesterol in the blood. But the marketplace still works: Already many restaurant chains are eliminating them. They want you to know their eateries care about your arteries.

Yet that's not good enough for the Big Apple, where some evidently think it's actually any of their business to tell other people what they can and cannot eat.

It just goes to show you how times have changed in Gotham -- a place where, infamously, nobody paid any attention to the Central Park jogger when they heard her scream. Rough luck for her that she was being assaulted instead of eating a burger and an extra-large order of fries.

Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial, "Fatheads," November 7, 2006 (

That's harsh, man. I like it.

Another Reason To Vote This Morning

Let me get this straight. I can go to the polls this morning and vote against Bill Clinton one last time? Seems so:
Bill Clinton leads Webb rally
By Pamela Stallsmith and Peter Hardin, Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writers

ALEXANDRIA -- Former President Bill Clinton joined national and state Democratic leaders yesterday in a boisterous election eve rally to turn out the vote for Senate challenger Jim Webb. (
As my mama used to say: You can judge a person by the friends he keeps. Folks, it's judgement day ...

Quote Of The Day

It's unusual in American history for a conflict to be seen by a substantial part of the political class through the lens of an earlier war. Yet many Democrats view Iraq through the lens of Vietnam -- or their version of it. Now, as then, they want American withdrawal even if that means defeat. Yet Iraq is plainly not Vietnam. There were more than 20 times as many American deaths in Vietnam as there have been in Iraq. And withdrawal from Iraq would be vastly more dangerous than withdrawal from Vietnam turned out to be.

Premature withdrawal from Iraq would give terrorists more space and time to plan and prepare attacks on us beyond Iraq, and a visible defeat for the United States would exhilarate the followers of Osama bin Laden and other Islamofascist terrorists. It would leave unprotected the brave Iraqis who risked death to vote in three elections and held up their purple fingers in triumph.

Michael Barone, "Stuck in the 60's," The Washington Times, November 7, 2006 (

Quote Of The Day II

Last Friday we attended a dinner, sponsored by the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines' and Airmen's Club, for wounded veterans planning to participate in yesterday's New York City Marathon.

At our table was a young man who in 2003 lost a leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq. Talking to this guy was an inspiration: He evinced not the slightest bit of bitterness, and he went on at some length about the good work he and his buddies had done in Iraq, making clear that he still believes in the mission.

At the end of the evening, we thanked him for his sacrifice. He replied, "It was just a bad day at work."

If [Nevada Senate candidate] Jack Carter and John Kerry think America's servicemen are victims or losers, they should try actually spending some time with them. Just maybe they'd be as impressed as we were.

James Taranto, "Best of the Web Today," November 6, 2006 (link)

This Fits The Mindset

The editorial staff at the New York Times thinks you're a bunch of boobs, incapable of obtaining a simple photo ID - even if it's free and delivered to your doorstep - so that you can identify yourself when you vote. With that in mind, it's perfectly understandable that they would have a major problem with your ability to read and comprehend a ballot initiative:

The Politics of Frustration

Pity the poor voter who has to wade through a list of sometimes contradictory, sometimes misleading proposals, doing work that should be the responsibility of elected officials. (
My suggestion? Have someone read the proposals to the Times staffmembers when they show up at the polls and ask them to shake their heads up and down if the words are too difficult to comprehend.

Here's what's going on: These fiends have always been frightened of democracy, the ballot referendum being its purest form here in the USA. Nothing more.

Elitist New Yorkers.

My. What Big ... Eyes Yo Have.

Does this mean I can dress with the girls if I decide - for a day - to "change" my sex?
New York Plans to Make Gender Personal Choice
By Damieb Cave, The New York Times

Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery. (
In reading further, I find out that the city of compassion is being harshly discriminatory. For some reason, you have to have been born there in order to take advantage of this tantalizing new rule:
Under the rule being considered by the city’s Board of Health, which is likely to be adopted soon, people born in the city would be able to change ...
No justice, no peace! No justice, No peace!