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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Headline Of The Day

The Washington Post copy editor couldn't decide which descriptor was more important so he/she ran 'em both into the paper:

Unwieldy perhaps. Clumsy to be sure.

But he was a white supremacist. And he was the Holocaust museum shooter. So take that, you scum-sucking white supremacist Holocaust museum shooter!

Oh, and he died yesterday.  That was probably worth mentioning too.

A Word Is Born



We Enter a Socialist USA

There are many reasons why we here in this country can't boast of being in that socialist utopia yet.  The biggest being the fact that capitalism still thrives in a few important (if shrinking and under assault) segments of the marketplace.

But one clear and telling statistic emerges that lends itself to the argument that we are fast becomg a socialist nation.  Stephen Spruiell has the startling news that the number of government jobs in America has overtaken the number of "goods-producing jobs."*  A graph:

In the United States of America.  My God.

* Construction, manufacturing, mining and agriculture.
** Click on the image to enlarge it.
*** Chart courtesy of National Review.

You Could Have Bet Money On It

I knew, when I read the headline, where this "abortion super center" was going to be located.  In a poor minority neighborhood.

Sure enough:
Pro-Life Advocates Plan to Protest Opening of Largest Abortion Clinic in U.S.
By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer, CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 to oppose what is expected to be the largest abortion clinic in the country.

Planned Parenthood is renovating a former bank, turning it into a 78,000 square foot facility that will include a surgical wing equipped to provide late-term abortions.

“It’s an abortion super center,” Lou Engle, founder of the pro-life group The Call to Conscience, which is organizing the rally, told CNSNews.com.

Joining Engle at the “prayer march” will be Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, and Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Religious leaders expected to attend include Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church; Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; Star Parker, president of the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education; and Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Engle compared the fight for the rights of the unborn to another critical movement in America. “As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘It is time to subpoena the conscience of America,’” he said.

Engle said he believes the clinic was strategically located in a part of Houston that is surrounded by black and Hispanic neighborhoods. [link] [emphasis mine]
If you understand the history of Planned Parenthood, you're not surprised by the fact that the owner of the largest chain of slaughterhouses in the U.S. located this facility in the midst of what its founder termed "...human weeds," "reckless breeders," and "spawning... human beings who never should have been born."  It's where the targets of their eugenics effort thrive.  Poor people.  Black people.  Hispanics.  Human weeds.

The world should be outraged.  But the world doesn't give a damn.  It's only poor people.  Black people.  Hispanics.  Babies.  

Human weeds ...

Finally, Heads Roll

Well, one anyway.

One of the many striking things about the financial crisis that began in 2008 when the sub-prime debacle led to the mortgage markets collapse and a host of bank failures is that no one was ever punished for it. Nobody was held accountable.  This despite the fact that the bank/investment house meltdown sucked, by some estimates, $12,000,000,000,000 from the global economy.

Twelve trillion dollars.

Seems like more than a few executions were called for.  But then I'm an old-fashioned believer in punishing those who intentionally do us wrong.

And speaking of the man at the center of the controversy:
Sen. Chris Dodd won't seek reelection
By Alex Isenstadt & Josh Kraushaar, Politico

Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd said Wednesday that his poor political standing in Connecticut did not drive his decision to retire rather than seek reelection – but he acknowledged that it played a role in his thinking.

“Over the past 12 months, I have managed four major pieces of legislation through Congress; served as chair and acting chair of two ... [blah blah blah] [link]
Not mentioned is the fact that Dodd has enriched himself while on the public dole and should be in prison.

But maybe it's better to be magnanimous.  As long as this snake promises to get out of our lives forever, I say we let him depart.  With good riddance.  And a heaping helping of scorn.

Maybe heavily Democratic Connecticut will do better by us next time.

In our dreams, right?

Poor Al Gore

Apparently I'm late to this party.  This bit has been kicking around the blogosphere for a time but I just came upon it on Michelle Malkin's website.

I love Americans.  From the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
‘Frozen Gore’ sculpture returns in Fairbanks to fuel climate change debate
By Jeff Richardson

Fairbanks - In what might become an annual tradition, an ice sculpture of former Vice President Al Gore has taken its place in front of Thrifty Liquor along Airport Way.

The two-ton “Frozen Gore” sculpture isn’t exactly a tribute. It’s a tongue-in-cheek critique of Gore’s vocal belief in man-made climate change, complete with hot air pouring out of his mouth.

Local businessmen Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora contracted the piece from award-winning sculptor Steve Dean and say they’ll keep erecting one each winter until Gore accepts an invitation to discuss the global warming issue in Fairbanks.

“We do want to invite debate,” Compeau said. [link]

As far as that potential debate goes, it won't happen.  Gore thinks it is beneath him to stoop to talking to mere non-Nobel mortals.  Besides, the issue is settled, he desperately thinks.

He was, as well, unavailable for comment on this news item. He was off counting the millions he's earned by screaming at the top of his lungs that we - WE - need to devote more of ourselves to the fight that has earned him millions.

Which is not a bad schtick if you can get away with it.

Quote of the Day

From James Taranto (scroll down):
New York City's Health Department "spent $32,000 on 70,000 fliers that tell you how to shoot heroin, complete with detailed tips on prepping the dope and injecting it into your arm," the New York Post reports.

[T]he Associated Press reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg "defended the handbook because, he said, while no one should use hard drugs, the city has an obligation to diminish the risks for those who do."

So remember, when you shoot heroin, don't smoke cigarettes or eat foods containing trans fats.
Note: For those not aware, the liberal mayor of New York is on a jihad against smokers and fat people.  But apparently he believes in a kinder, gentler approach to hardcore addicts.