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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Harry Reid Moves for Radical Leftist's Confirmation Vote

An Exercise Only An Historian Could Love

Has there ever been a more precipitate plummet in a presidential nominee's chances for electoral success than that which Newt Gingrich has recently experienced?  I can think of only one instance.

Gary Hart.

Another disgraced man who would never be president.

Such the pity.  It's not as if ol' Newt didn't bring it on himself.

A verse from Shakespeare comes to mind:
Claudio:
"Done to death by slanderous tongue
Was the Hero that here lies."

Much Ado About Nothing (V, iii, 3-4) 
Alas, 'twas by his own slanderous tongue that doth Newt's death be done.  Alas and alack.

I Have One Response To This:

French outraged by U.S. treatment of [Accused French sexual predator].

Hold your outrage till we (give him his day in court and ...) wrap a noose around his flabby socialist neck and hang his sorry French ass from a cottonwood tree.

Your outrage will then be duly noted.

And filed appropriately.

Why China Is Winning

It's all about focus:


They can't read a lick. And they don't know a spreadsheet from a manure spreader.  But they know what their toilet paper is made of.

For the love of God.  It's no wonder we're failing.

Judaism Is Going To Hell?

Before I go any further, I should put my prejudices front and center.  I watched the game show "Jeopardy" last night and couldn't get past the fact that one of the contestants was a rabbi. 

A female rabbi.

What in God's name is the world coming to?  Truly humankind is going to hell.

A female rabbi?!

But, as I find out this morning, that's the least of the (Jewish) world's worries.
Judaism Got Hijacked
By Stella Paul, American Thinker

Forget all the caterwauling about radical Muslims hijacking a great religion. The real story of our time is the hijacking of Judaism, the five-thousand-year-old bedrock of the West, by a clique of far-left cranks intent on bringing down the twin towers of Judeo-Christian civilization.

These deadly dangerous malcontents would have you believe that Judaism is whatever Marxist codswallop they all agreed to twitter about today. Not so. Judaism is an eternal and unyielding moral code, enforced by a strict but loving God who demands justice. And at its beating heart lies Israel.

Don't believe the phony act of "more in sorrow than anger" that these "Jewish leaders" put on as they throw Israel to the wolves. The tiny Jewish State is an infuriating hindrance to their dreams of a Universalist utopia, in which they dance around maypoles with adoring throngs of free-range, organic, transgendered Muslims. Israel is the very opposite of Universalist; it's the specific land that God assigned to His chosen people, as told in the Torah. Unforgivably, embarrassingly, Israel is just so...Jewish.

And so these malicious nutjobs infiltrated the cockpit, grabbed the controls, and are now flying Judaism headlong into disaster. [link]
I'm reluctant to draw Adolf Hitler into this saga, but my guess is, if he were running things today in GroƟdeutschland, those Jewish "Universalist utopians" who can be found dancing around maypoles "with adoring throngs of free-range, organic, transgendered Muslims" would be in the front of the line at Dachau awaiting their turn to fry.  Probably with smiles on their faces.  Happy to be doing their part for the Family of Man.  And Woman.

I don't know.  Something about that just seems bizarre.

Me? Give me the traditional Jewish person - especially of the female variety - any day.

A Future Star In The Democratic Party

Lies?  Deceit?  Charges of racism?  A promising career is launched:
Why'd he lie? [UVa] Law student's false racial accusation riles
By Courteney Stuart, The Hook

Why did he do it?

That's a question only one person can answer, and that person-- Johnathan Perkins -- isn't talking. But it hasn't stopped people from wondering what motivated the close-to-graduating UVA third year law student to make up a story about police harassment and racial profiling.

"I was stunned," says M. Rick Turner, president of the local NAACP, "because why would this person put his career on the line?"

The account Perkins penned detailing the alleged event was published along with a sympathetic news story in the the student-run UVA Law Weekly April 22. At Perkins' request, UVA police launched a full-scale investigation, and high-ranking UVA professors decried the alleged incident in which Perkins claimed he'd been harassed by two officers, thrown up against their cruiser, and searched-- simply because he was a black man walking home on city streets.

"Whenever I attempted to turn to answer their questions, they forcibly turned me back around to face the car," wrote Perkins of what he called "a real-life anecdote illustrating the myth of equal protection under the law."

It wasn't true, as Perkins eventually admitted on May 5 after the investigation turned up numerous inconsistencies in his story, according to a UVA release. [link]

So the president of the local NAACP chapter thinks lying will put this ... law school student's ... career "on the line"?

Shoot, if I were a betting man I'd say he has a bright future. In Democratic Senator Mark Warner's office.

Remember his most famous lie? The one he told the people of Virginia just before he raised our taxes: "The fact is, I will not raise taxes."

For those with short memories:





Expect Mr. Warner to welcome Johnathan Perkins - a kindred spirit - into his bosom with loving arms.

May they enjoy one another's company.

A Lesson From Corporate Public Relations 101

Avoid the words "wrongful termination" and "dwarfs" (dwarves?) in newspaper accounts.

Oh, my:


This is not funny. I repeat, this is not funny.

Rick Perry To The Rescue?

"A fiery horse, a cloud of dust, and a hearty hi-ho, Silver!  The Lone Ranger ..."
Rick Perry Presidential Push Quietly Gains Steam
By Erin McPike and Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

As many grass-roots Republicans remain in search of a conservative candidate with the pizazz to go toe-to-toe against President Obama, a man from deep in the heart of Texas who was tea party before the tea party was cool appears to be giving the presidential race some thought.

Gov. Rick Perry has insisted on multiple occasions that he has no interest in the presidency, but RCP has learned that political associates have begun to nose around quietly on Perry's behalf.

A Texas pol who is close to Perry has been telling a few key strategists that the nation's longest-serving governor sees a vacuum and is waiting to be summoned into the race. This source believes that could happen by late summer. Without fellow Southerners Haley Barbour or Mike Huckabee in the race -- and with Newt Gingrich's early troubles raising further doubts about the current lineup -- there could be a glaring niche for Perry to fill. [link]

From everything I know about the man - which admittedly isn't detailed enough - he'd be a fine choice to lead this country out of the Obama morass.  And I think the Tea Partiers in this land would rally to him in droves.

Why he'd give up his successful gig down in Lone Ranger Land, though, is not clear.  Are we deserving?

Anyway, to hope, to dream.

The World's Full of Idiots

Of all the things a person with a promising future could sacrifice that future for - animal rights?

Good grief:


You're invited to read the whole thing.

In the article it's disclosed that the FBI has reason to believe that this champion of oppressed bunnies and earthworms is living in exile in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Where he's surely appreciated by local fawna.

To Mr. Animal Rights goes a message: America appreciates your living in Costa Rica as well.

Why Global Warming Is Losing

I mentioned the biggest reason the other day - the science being directed its way just isn't supporting the hypothesis.

But almost as important is this - the fools that the worshipers at the Global Warming altar trot out as spokespersons do their cause no favors.  Case in point - try to make sense of this Boston Globe columnist's remarks on that very subject:
Boston Globe's Pierce: 'Half the Country Sinks' While GOP Denies Global Warming
By Ken Shepherd, NewsBusters

"Today on the program, we'll ask whether Americans are losing the skills of true debate and with it a central pillar of this democracy," BBC's Jonny Dymond informed listeners of the May 15 "Americana" podcast.

Yet when it came to Dymond's guests, there was no dissent from the liberal line.

Take guest Charles Pierce, a Boston Globe columnist and author of "Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free."

During his segment, Pierce decried the state of debate in America over global warming lamenting that "it is impossible to accept the reality of global climate change and get nominated in the Republican Party."

"We're saying Mother Nature doesn't exist and by God we're going to be sitting here armored in our ignorance while half the country sinks," Pierce quipped, chalking up Mississippi River flooding to global warming. [link]
Who knows if that statement of 'fact" about the Republican nomination holds true.  But is it any less true - with the coin flipped - for the Democrats?  Can a person who chooses to believe that humans are not causing the planet's temperature to rise win that party's nomination?  I think not.

But that notion doesn't sink into that blockhead's thick skull.

Nor does this concept: The debate that Mr. Pierce thinks America should be having is being had.  And, conveniently, it's taken sides with Dems on the one and GOP'ers on the other (generally).  So let's have at it.

What gets this moron's goat, in reality, is the fact that there's a debate being held at all.  He would, in reality, rather that we all agreed with him and admitted that global warming is a real and present danger.

So he mocks.

In lieu of a sane strategy to deal with those of us who deny his whimsy.

This guy is typical of the Left in this country.  Long on boneheaded recriminations, short on logical, orderly, and consistent reasoning.

One last point. To quote him again - "We're going to be sitting here armored in our ignorance while half the country sinks."  With opponents like Mr. Pierce, we're sure to win the debate.