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Monday, October 19, 2009

The Gore Effect

Darn the timing.  On the very day that I wake up to freezing temperatures here in Bland, on the day that I read this headline in the paper - "October bringing record cold" - on the same day that I read this headline - "A cold start to fall: over 4500 new snowfall, low temp, and lowest max temp records set in the USA this last week" - and this - "Mid-October Snow Shocks Tri-Staters" - and this - "Central Europe hit by heavy snow, high winds" - and this - "Early start to winter: 20% of USA is covered in snow already" ...

... the Roanoke Times wants us to be concerned about global warming.

It would be funny if it weren't funny.

Ya Gotta Love These People

Any bets on whether this sweetheart who writes for the Washington Post ever actually listens to a Rush Limbaugh program?
First Amendment Ignorance: Rush Limbaugh and Football 
By Susan Jacoby

Some conservatives have compared crybaby Rush’s situation to the blacklisting of communist, or fellow traveling, screenwriters in Hollywood during the McCarthy era. This is a false analogy, because the blacklist banned writers and entertainers from an entire industry not for what they had said but for their political associations and (presumed) ideas.

If Limbaugh were banned from the airwaves, I would be the first person to denounce that as a violation of the First Amendment. 

Limbaugh makes his millions by promoting divisiveness, hatred, and anti-rationalism of all types. That doesn’t mean he gets to own a sports franchise or a cereal company. If you were Wheaties, would you want Rush’s face on a product that you’re trying to sell to all of the Americans he has denigrated on his radio show? [link]
Earth to liberal babe: Limbaugh has been banned.  From NFL football.  Where's your denunciation?

More to my point, to those of you who actually listen to Rush's daily radio show, have you EVER heard him "promoting divisiveness, hatred, and anti-rationalism of all types"?

I find it to be hilarious - and rather illuminating - that the Washington Post chose to use the word "ignorance" in the title of this gem.  For ignorant is what Susan Jacoby is when it comes to Rush Limbaugh's attitudes and pronouncements.  Completely, utterly, and embarrassingly ignorant.

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I was curious about her use of the term "anti-rationalism."  Apparently it's not the first time Jacoby, an atheist,  has used it.  It's related in her mind to anti-intellectualism. 

It all becomes clear.

ObamaCare: Our Future

The Washington Post could be writing this about your government-administered health care delivery system in a few short years. Instead, it's just Washington D.C.'s health care delivery system, which is overseen by Obama's United States government:

It doesn't have to be this way if you're willing to stop it.

You Know You Have To Read It ...

... when the headline blares:


Even I had to look that one up.

So you know, John Bolton's article in the Los Angeles Times has to do with the fact that Obama's foreign policy has ground to a complete halt.  From Afghanistan to the Middle East to China. 

If only Hillary were there to ...

Oh.  Wait.  She is there.

Ethelred indeed.

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Note: As I learn more about this Ethelred, a ruler who was totally unprepared to govern and who made all the wrong decisions - when he made decisions - in the short time he was king of England, I may be borrowing the analogy.  Be forewarned.

When They Start Citing George Orwell ...

Here we thought Hillary would be the one to introduce "1984" style government to the U.S.

Instead ...

This Week’s White House Two-Minute Hate: insurance companies.

We inch ever closer.

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If you're not familiar with the term, "two-minute hate," go here.  Or, better yet, here.

I Wonder How The Proud Media Folks Feel About This

"Media folks" being kind.  "Whores" being more appropriate:
White House boasts: We 'control' news media
By Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily

Tel Aviv – President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," said Dunn.

"One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe videos was not just for our supporters, but also because it was a way for us to get our message out without having to actually talk to reporters," said Dunn, referring to Plouffe, who was Obama's chief campaign manager.

"We just put that out there and made them write what Plouffe had said as opposed to Plouffe doing an interview with a reporter. So it was very much we controlled it as opposed to the press controlled it," Dunn said. [link]
The odd thing is, journalists in this country - excepting those at Fox News - seem perfectly accepting of Obama's control of them.

Somehow I don't think this is what they were taught in school.

Great Stuff

Have you seen that NRA Political Victory Fund TV ad that supports the candidacy of Bob McDonnell for governor?  It's quite good.  And, more importantly, it's powerfully effective.

Want to gain the support of Virginians?  Let them think McDonnell is standing between them and some liberal northeast big-city mayor who wants to eliminate their God-given rights.

Marvelous work:

Says Tony Soprano wannabe: "But when Mayor Bloomberg got down here, your guy, Bob McDonnell, kicked him out of Virginia. That was very disrespectful. So now I'm here to make sure Mr. McDonnell doesn't get in New York's way again."

It don't get better than this.

They've Worshipped a False God

And how troubling to them that fact must be:
CO2 driven global warming is not supported by the data
By Girma J Orssengo, American Thinker

CO2 -- many seek to regulate it, legislate it, tax it, capture it, sequester it, cap it, trade it or otherwise control it. And they who do would have us risk nothing less than worldwide economic destruction based on the theory that not doing so will inevitably lead to catastrophic global warming. But one need only study the past two centuries of climate history to conclude that CO2 simply does not drive global warming. [link]
The opposition to that consensus groupthink gains momentum with each passing day.

Global warming theory is doomed.

Why They Hate Rush Limbaugh So

'Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth'
-- Bertrand Russell.

And fear him they do:
I’ll probably never be part of a consortium that purchases a football team, but I understand what it means to watch a dream bleed to death. My hopes and ambitions may be smaller than Rush Limbaugh’s, but they have exactly the same value to me. Whether those dreams are carved from pixels, paper, or platinum, they are equally priceless. It requires only a drop of the moral imagination utterly lacking in the people who slandered Limbaugh to guess what it feels like, when a man whose life revolves around words and ideas sees his dreams boiled away by words he didn’t speak, and ideas he has never held.

The events of the past week were about more than simply thwarting Limbaugh’s desire to buy into a football team. There was the naked greed of parasites like Al Sharpton, desperate to maintain his relevance in a world that has wisely stripped him of the power to destroy a man’s life with a phony rape allegation, or launch murderous riots. There was the blind personal hatred of Limbaugh, by people who long ago tired of watching him rewrite their plans for the part of America that refuses to submit to them. And, of course, this was the latest offensive in a bitter war against the ideas that Limbaugh has long served, as their most cheerful and effective defender. Limbaugh’s enemies in that war are angry because they’re frightened. They’re frightened because all of their estimates and projections said they should have been able to claim victory by now.

Only the most gullible dupes, and people who rely on CNN for “news”, seriously think Rush Limbaugh is a racist. The dishonesty and cynicism behind dimwitted assertions that he wanted to buy an NFL team to role-play the life of a plantation owner is breathtaking. His accusers don’t really think he harbors some elusive racist demon, which he suppresses just long enough to become friends with Walter Williams, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, and Tony Dungy. The people who read this crap should be at least as angry over the insult to their intelligence as Limbaugh is about the insult to his honor. This kind of weapons-grade stupidity is one of the things America can no longer afford.
"Defending the Invincible," October 18, 2009