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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

And Red Apples Are More of a Crimson

Please.  Make these knuckleheads go away.

A Roanoke Times editorial this morning:

Well, it's not a fight. It's more of an armed conflict.

No. More of a struggle between combatants.

A battle?

A scrap?

A man-caused disaster, maybe.

Meanwhile those who plot to slaughter us all continue to bring jihad to America.

Doofus In Chief

In retreat in Afghanistan.  Traditional allies now our enemies.  Unemployment still twice what it was when he came into office.  And it's only getting worse for Mr. Wonderful:
Oil spill, failed bombing offer Obama a challenge of message, management
By Karen Tumulty, Washington Post

Barack Obama's presidency has not lacked for crises. But the two that have dominated this week -- a spreading environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and a failed car bombing that narrowly missed creating carnage in Times Square -- have produced a delicate challenge of management and message at a moment when the country's mistrust of government is running high.

For many Americans, this could go down as the scariest week of the Obama presidency. [link]
Well, the scariest week of the first weeks of his presidency anyway.  There are many, many, many more to go.

That should scare the Wheaties out of the bravest American.

Going After The Global Warming Perpetrators

Ken Cuccinelli is fast becoming my hero.

Whereas in the past America's eco-psychos could dream up preposterous doomsday theories that would result in mindless - and costly - federal legislation that served absolutely no real purpose (remember acid rain and chloroflourocarbons?), and result too in no punishment being meted out to those who brought about such idiocy, today they're no longer going to get away with it.  There's a new sheriff in town.

Sheriff Ken:
State attorney general demands ex-professor's files from University of Virginia
By Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post Staff Writer

Richmond -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is demanding that the University of Virginia turn over a broad range of documents from a former professor to determine whether he defrauded taxpayers as he sought grants for global warming research.

The civil investigative demand asks for all data and materials presented by former professor Michael Mann when he applied for five research grants from the university. It also gives the school until May 27 to produce all correspondence or e-mails between Mann and 39 other scientists since 1999.

The actions by Cuccinelli (R) -- who has sued the federal government over its regulation of greenhouse gases and has become a leading national voice in alleging that scientists have skewed data to show evidence the Earth is warming -- were cheered by those on the right, who have long targeted Mann as a leading proponent of the theory.

Mann, who works at Penn State, was one of the authors of the "hockey stick" graph, a study that used a variety of data, including tree rings, to chart climate change. His research showed a rapid recent increase in the Earth's temperature.

Mann's work has been repeatedly targeted by global warming skeptics, particularly after an e-mail from him referring to a statistical "trick" he used in his research surfaced in a series of leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. [link]
In unvarnished words,  Mann made shit up.  And made millions in research grants having done so.

And now Cuccinelli is going after him for it.


When you're done there, have you thought about a run for the White House, there, big guy?

When All The Guns Are Taken Away ...

... worry turns to rampant "knife crime."

Welcome to Great Britain, where crime has been eliminated crime remains a staggering problem now that guns have been banned and are all but eliminated from society.

Buried in a story about "American Idol's" Simon Cowell's views on British politics (see "Simon Cowell's Vision For a New Britain") is this eye opener:
Writing for The Sun, he signals that the country he deeply loves needs a new government to pull it out of crisis.

Cowell, 50, talks of the need to inspire young people and unlock talent, promote family values, stimulate business and reduce knife crime.

"Knife crime is out of control. Over 100 serious knife crimes are committed every single day in this country.

"And now I feel you are more likely to be convicted of speeding at 45 miles an hour than if you knifed somebody in the street. The problem is we have just got used to this.

"Part of the solution is zero tolerance to anyone carrying a knife, but also giving kids who have run out of hope the feeling that they are being listened to and they have a future." [link]
Got that?  The Brits have taken away all the guns so as to be able to eliminate "gun crime."  And now, because of their diligent efforts, they face "knife crime."

And when they take away all the knives, as the nitwits are sure to do, they'll be decrying "spoon crime."

And then "Number 2 lead pencil crime."

Followed by "paper clip crime."

At no time will they ever face the issue of criminal crime.

Somehow I think they deserve this punishment they are inflicting upon themselves.

* "Zero tolerance to anyone carrying a knife." Too funny.

Taking It Into The Gutter

I wonder what the reaction would be if someone were to call Barack Obama an "N" word.

Well, no I don't wonder.  I know.

So how are we to react when the man who was going to bring all Americans together refers to us as being the equivalent to a bunch of "N" words?  Are we to like and respect him more for it?

Strong Brew
By Jennifer Harper, Washington Times

The term "tea-bagger" is like uttering the "n" word, some say. Though he aspires to promote civility, evidence has surfaced that President Obama has added "tea-bagger" to his public lexicon, though it's considered a cheap and tawdry insult by "tea party" activists. Watchdogs at Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) barked when they saw the proof, tucked in a sneak peak of Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter's new book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," to be released May 18. Indeed, it appears the president joined certain partisan critics and the liberal media, and took the tea-bag plunge.

The offending passage that started the tea-bagger shuffle? Mr. Alter wrote, "Obama said that the unanimous House vote against the Recovery Act 'set the tenor for the whole year': 'That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.' " [link]
The office Abraham Lincoln once held.   And George Washington.  Jefferson.  Roosevelt.

It seems to have diminished in reputation in recent years.  I wonder why.

* Sorry.  This whole "N" word thing brings on tortured sentences.  But that's life in America, circa 2010.

Can The Gov't Do This?

Joe Lieberman thinks so.

I wonder how Newt Gingrich and his co-conspirators in Bill Clinton's impeachment plot feel about the idea that Hillary Clinton will soon get to decide whether they keep their American citizenship or not.


Get this:
Joe Lieberman bill would strip citizenship
By Kasie Hunt, Politico

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) thinks he’s found a work-around on the whole Miranda rights debate for U.S. citizens accused of terrorism: Strip their citizenship and ship them to Guantanamo.

Lieberman plans to introduce a bill that would amend a decades-old law aimed at yanking citizenship from U.S. citizens who fight for a foreign military.

“I’m now putting together legislation to amend that to [specify that] any individual American citizen who is found to be involved in a foreign terrorist organization, as defined by the Department of State, would be deprived of their citizenship rights,” Lieberman said Tuesday. [link]
Nowhere in this article do I find the words "due process."  Or "rights of the accused."  Or "equal protection."

I'd suggest that if you were a member of that "right-wing conspiracy" that Hillary made famous, and she gets to designate which groups are to be considered terrorist organizations, that you pack your bags now and run for your life.

Her State Department gets to decide who keeps his or her citizenship.  And there's nothing you can do about it.

Consider me opposed.

Why Cow Plop Gets More Respect Than Politicians Do

They're takin' the elevator to the top.  And we're simply their ticket to ride:
Self-serving pols help explain cynics
By James Hohmann and John F. Harris, Politico

The Washington think tank industry has launched a thousand blue-ribbon commissions and furrowed-brow panels to brood over the public’s loss of trust in government and its leaders. Why are people so cynical?

Last week, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist raised his hand with the answer.

It turns out that one big reason people assume that politicians are slippery opportunists whose words can’t be trusted is that many of them are slippery opportunists whose words can’t be trusted. [link]
I was a Republican before; I'm a Republican now; I'll be a Republican forev ... 

(I'm going to lose if I'm a Republican?)

Never mind.

Gov't Thrives During Economic Crisis

Somehow it just seems right that the government should feel the stress brought on by the longest-lasting recession in American history, just as we are.  Instead, those workers who ... toil for Uncle Sam are still livin' large.

Among the 20 counties listed in the Associated Press Economic Stress Index that are the least "stressed" by current economic conditions (all but one of which are rural counties in the Plains states) is none other Virginia's own Arlington County (at number 14).  Where everyone either works for the federal government or services those who work for the federal government.

Must be nice.

Oh, by the way, rumor has it that your taxes are going to be increased in order to keep the government afloat.  And to keep the citizens of Arlington in the lifestyle to which they've become accustomed.

As Joe Biden will tell you, it's the patriotic thing to do.  Wish the good people of Arlington, nearly all of whom are Democrats, well.