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Thursday, April 29, 2010

NY Times Undies In Bunch

Oh, the outrage:
The Candidate From Xenophobia
New York Times editorial

As primary elections approach across the land, the award for best bottom-feeding campaigner surely belongs to Tim James, an Alabama gubernatorial candidate who vows to put an end to that grave threat posed by driver’s license tests being conducted in any language but English. “This is Alabama. We speak English,” Mr. James warns in a make-my-day growl.

Alabama voters should be insulted. [link]
Alabama voters should be insulted?  Well, let's talk about New York voters.  Just down the street from the Ivory Tower we call the New York Times building, far, far away from that racist cesspool we call Alabama, we get this:
NY Senator: 'You Racist People In Here'
Sen. Kevin Parker Hurls Racism Accusations At Colleagues In Albany, Calls Republicans 'White Supremacists'
By Marcia Kramer, CBS

Albany (CBS) ― It looks like the circus and childish antics are rearing their ugly head once again in Albany.

It started as an angry blow-up, and then it escalated. A state senator with a history of anger management issues says his race-based rant was part of his fight against the "evil of white supremacy."

Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker is a well-documented hothead, and on Wednesday he took to the airwaves to unapologetically defend his latest shouting match.

"It's par for the course for what we have to do in Albany – fighting the forces of evil," Senator Parker said.

Parker shockingly identified the "enemies" he's fighting as other senators.

"These long-term, white supremacist, you know, Republican senators," he said. [link]
No word from the New York Times about whether this racist bigot shouted with "a make-my-day growl."

In fact, there was no word from the New York Times on the subject at all.  Bigotry, as we've all come to learn from these creeps, is a one-way street.

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If you want to view the video of Tim James's reasonable call - sans growl, ahem - for an English Only version of the driver's license exam (oh, the humanity!), go here:


How About We Decide

Former Republican and soon-to-be former Senator Arlen Specter:

Well, I probably shouldn’t say this, but I have thought from time to time that I might have helped the country more if I’d stayed a Republican.”

To most of us, you'd have done the country a whole lot more good if you'd stayed in diapers and never left the crib.

As an alternative, though, the Democratic Party will suffice.

Stay there.

Liberals Caricature Themselves

I know I keep bringing up that Roanoke Times editorial (see the laughably entitled "The Politics of Rage") in which the alarm bell was rung after a barbecue grill hose was found to be severed and the determination was made by the severed hose experts at the Times that it had been cut by a right-wing reactionary's razor blade knife, followed by the Times's severed-hose-implications psychologist's determination that the hose being severed was the act of  a sick Republican full of - and I quote - "anger and rage" ..."reaching feverish and dangerous levels."

This over a damaged barbecue grill in someone's backyard.

I place my reaction right up there with orgasm.  Almost.

And if that ain't good enough to warm the cockles of one's heart, get a load of this:


You may want to click on the image to enlarge it.  The photo shows police (in the bakground) - in full riot gear - protecting Barack Obama (who was giving a speech nearby) from two potential barbecue grill severers and/or Troyskyite subversives, otherwise known to the real world as ... grannies.

Jim Hoft has the story about these troubling ultraconservatives:
Team Obama Calls Out Swat Team on Tea Party Patriots!

The SWAT Team was called in today at the Quincy Tea Party Rally. Obama was speaking at the convention center this afternoon.

They didn’t want any violence from these threatening protesters.

They were singing “God Bless America” …A sure sign of violence.
See the government's measured response to this potentially dangerous threat to our way of life here:




The Republic teeters on the brink. What if Grandma had hauled out her knitting needles? The implications are the stuff that editorials are made of.

This after the sabotaged barbecue grill!  What next?   Boogers in Obama's gas tank?

Is it even safe to walk the streets anymore?

Comment of the Day

From a "John R" responding to a Roanoke Times piece:

"The only positive consequence of 'cash for clunkers' was it took 90% of the 'Obama in '08' bumper stickers off the road."

Good line.

Why The Environmentalists Lost The Debate

Because along the way they lost their freaking minds:


Just as valid:

Global Warming May Cure Cancer, Mental Illness

You can have your delusions. I can have mine.

Headline of the Day

Without one shot being fired or one gulag being established:


Of course, now they'll all flock to Virginia ...

Did You Ever Wonder How Richard Nixon Got Elected?

Think about it.  The most hated man in American history.  The most reprehensible, sinister, plotting, brooding, calculating, malefactor to have ever occupied the White House won 97% of the electoral vote in 1972.

And he wasn't very good looking either.

How could that have happened?

Three words, baby:

LAW AND ORDER

In response to the anti-war violence and the inner city riots that were sweeping through America's streets, Nixon promised to bring back the rule of law.  To control the mob.  To bring order out of chaos.

And he won two elections - 1968 and 1972 - the second by a landslide - on that basis alone (his pledge to get us out of Vietnam was a sideshow and received a mixed response from the electorate).

The message was that powerful.  Law and order.

Fast forward to 2010.  Illegal immigration.  Arizona's governor signs a law that the east coast liberal establishment has called draconian and a west coast Catholic bishop has deemed to be reminiscent of the Nazi era and ...
Poll Bounce for Arizona Governor After Signing Immigration Law
Rasmussen

Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed an immigration law that launched a national debate. It has also at least temporarily helped her own chances of remaining Arizona’s governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows that 56% now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor. Two weeks ago, just 40% offered their approval.

The new figure includes 22% who Strongly Approve of the governor’s performance. That’s up from five percent (5%) before Brewer signed the law that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant. [link]
Say what you will about  the methods being adopted by the state of Arizona (as I did) to end illegal immigration, the American people accept the fact that the overriding purpose of government is to protect the citizenry.  Maintain order.  First and foremost.  Anything beyond that we can talk about.  But law and order are the foundation upon which an ordered society can function.  Without it you get ... Chicago.

So the governor of Arizona signs into law a bill that the mainstream press has likened to the establishment of the concentration camp system, circa 1939, location Deutschland, and the governor's popularity leaps skyward!

If it worked for the most reprehensible, sinister, plotting, brooding, calculating, malefactor to have ever occupied the White House, who can argue with its power?

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* Yeah, I know.  There are a whole lot more minorities in this country today than there were in 1968.  But I'd argue that the black and Hispanic communities here in America, regardless what you read in the press and hear from the likes of Al Sharpton, by and large demand law and order in their communities as well.  To prove it.

Nor Will It Block His Nuking Israel

Expect Your Debt To Quadruple

Obama concerned about Greek debt, monitoring closely

When The Plan Continues To Fail ...

... try, try again.

You read the other day the news that the most gun-restrictive city in America is so lawless that political leaders there are now calling for National Guard troops to be brought in to control the streets?  You'd think the geniuses who run things there would connect the dots (there are only two, fellas) and decide that maybe disarming the law-abiding - and failing utterly to disarm those who have every intention of breaking the law - wasn't a smooth move.  That maybe reversing course and allowing people to protect themselves and their property might be a more viable solution to the growing problems there.

But you'd be wrong.

In Chicago, with arguably the least intelligent mayor in the United States running things, it's full speed ahead:
Daley: Send gun industry lawsuit to World Court
By Fran Spielman, City Hall Reporter, Chicago Sun Times

Six years after the state Supreme Court dismissed his $433 million lawsuit against the gun industry, Mayor Daley today called for a change of venue — to the World Court normally reserved for disputes between nations and crimes against humanity.

Wrapping up the sixth annual Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum, Daley convinced more than a dozen of his counterparts from around the world to approve a resolution urging "redress against the gun industry through the courts of the world" in The Hague.

"This is coming from international mayors. They're saying, 'We’re tired of your guns, America. ... We don't want those anymore because guns kill and injure people,' " Daley told a news conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [link]
He even talks like a fourth grader.  "We're tired of your guns.  We don't want those anymore."  How proud the people of Chicago must be.  Maybe someday he'll be tired of his criminal element too and decide to actually do something about them.  Maybe not.

Not to be outdone when it comes to showing off his adolescence, the mayor of the murder capital of America - Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter - threw this in in support:

"People are being killed every day in the United States of America with illegal weapons. I love the 2nd Ammendment [sic]. [But], I have a 1st Ammendment [sic] right not to be shot."

We have a 1st Amendment right not to be shot?

I'm searchin' ... I'm searchin' ...

Must be an amendment to the Liberal Mayor's Guide To Stopping Crime and Preparing the Perfect Soufflé.

How proud the people of Philadelphia ...

'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly'

Lying through her teeth.

Here's 70-year-old Nancy Pelosi in real life:


Here she is on the cover of the most recent issue of Capital File magazine:


"Pelosi’s camp said the picture has not been airbrushed."

 And Pelosi's camp said ObamaCare will not raise costs or force people to lose their coverage too.

Nancy Pelosi.  Keepin' it ... real.

* The title of this post, "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," I'm sure you're wondering, comes from the Irving Berlin Broadway musical, "Annie Get Your Gun," 1946.
** Hat tip to the Washington Examiner.

God. Guns. Guts.

Rick Perry for president:
Gov. Perry Shoots Coyote During Jog
News Channel 10

Austin, Texas – Pistol-packing Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog.

Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin.

Perry said he will carry his .380 Ruger — loaded with hollow-point bullets — when jogging on trails because he is afraid of snakes. He'd also seen coyotes in the undeveloped area.

When one came out of the brush toward his daughter's Labrador retriever, Perry charged.

"Don't attack my dog or you might get shot ... if you're a coyote," he said Tuesday. [link]
A note to Mr. Perry:  I would avoid using hollow-points in an automatic.  There is greater risk that they wouldn't feed properly from the clip and get jammed as they chamber.  Just personal experience.

But beyond that, I wanna have this guy's children!  Coyotes are one thing.  But the governor, in blowing the varmint away and telling about having done it, incurred the wrath of some far more lethal predators - the mainstream press and every PETA member on the planet.  And he doesn't care.

Too cool.   You just don't see that sort of thing ...