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Monday, June 25, 2012

Donna Quixote Draws Her Sword

An amusing challenge comes from the lips of the most intelligence-challenged member of America's Democratic Party, Maxine Waters:

"'After a good night sleep, I wake up the next day, and I say: Come on, Tea Party, let’s get it on.’

By "get it on," she ain't talking sex.  (Or is she...  Hard to tell sometimes ...)  She's challenging those of us who espouse the Tea Party ideal to enter with her into the arena of political debate and "get it on."

Maxine Waters.


Her words were apparently cheered by those Democrats in attendance at something called a "Unity Dinner."

Which makes them about as bright.

"Get it on."  No reporting on whether the California congresswoman could spell those words ...

Earth To Liberal Media

They never could understand why the really ... moderate ... Jon Huntsman was completely ignored in the Republican primaries and why he ultimately received a whopping two delegates to the upcoming Republican National Convention.

Here's why, geniuses:

Jon Huntsman Update: He Lands a Job at a Liberal Think Tank

I know.  I know.  The Brookings Institution isn't a liberal think tank.  It's a moderate think tank.  Made up of commies, collectivists, and other centrists.

In truth, Huntsman is where he ought to be.  And out of our hair.

Good riddance.

As Obama's Principle Achievement Is About To Be Aborted ...

... blame for ObamaCare's demise now starts to bubble to the surface - directed at the famed former Constitutional law instructor himself -  and it has a wonderful fragrance of WE TOLD YOU SO.

You were told long ago that the man who was going to make the rise of the oceans begin to slow and our planet begin to heal didn't have the first clue as to what he was talking about.

Turns out?  Obama - the Constitutional Law instructor - didn't know the first thing about Constitutional Law either.

See "Obama’s legal tactics seen as possibly hurting chances to save health-care law."

See "Perhaps if Obama had ever written any scholarly articles on the Commerce Clause, he’d have had a better understanding. But then, he never wrote any scholarly articles on anything."

As ObamaCare slowly sinks beneath the waves ...

Wikipedia Pulls a Liberal Stunt

There are few people in this country who would disagree with the proposition that Scientologists are - for the most part - nuts.

But even nuts have the right to speak in this country of ours.

So when Wikipedia opens its doors to the public, and allows anyone and everyone to fashion its content, but then singles out Scientologists for banishment, something, in my humble opinion, has gone off the rails.

See "Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology."

Reason?  Too often members of the "church" (founded by a man many consider to have been hopelessly nuts himself) make things up when they edit the "Church of Scientology" entry in its "free encyclopedia."

Henceforth the "church" and its principle adherents are prohibited from doing any more editing.

Oddly, the same Wikipedia continues to allow Democrats to edit the "Barack Obama" submission to its pages.

Making its steadfast policy on lies and deception seem highly capricious.

I would respectfully suggest that those who referee for Wikipedia reconsider their decision.  Don't start down that road.

Or, as an alternative, let me submit my list - a lengthy and ever growing list - of other people and organizations that should be banned for the same reason.

No, you really don't want to go there.  

This Is Why McDonnell Should Have Stayed Out ...

... of the roiling University of Virginia mess.

First, see where our Governor felt the need to insert himself in the controversy.  And see where I admonished him for it.

And look at what it is that's about to transpire.  The University of Virginia is about to be taken over by the inmates:

"The board of visitors is reconvening Tuesday ... If the board capitulates to this top-down ultimatum, it ought to disband, drop the pretense of outside supervision, and turn the whole place over to the faculty that really runs it."

One tends to forget - this being the exalted university that Thomas Jefferson built - that it is owned in large measure by We the People.  And not owned by any measure by a grossly self-absorbed and detached-from-the-outside-world faculty.

University spending is out of control.  The Board of Visitors - recognizing the fact that the now-deposed president Teresa Sullivan either didn't have the wherewithal or the inclination to stop it - canned her ass.  Her employment was properly and justly terminated.

An action that the school's employees cannot accept.

My suggestion?  Fire them too.  The country is now awash in unemployed (and equally self-absorbed)  academics.  Those at UVa can be replaced overnight.

Suggestions aside, I ask again: Is this a controversy that Governor Bob McDonnell really wants to stick his nose in?

Don't Ever Doubt Glenn Beck ...

... like the New York Times's David Brooks did. You'll end up looking like a fool.

Said Brooks last February about Beck and the "Arab Spring" uprising in Egypt:

"What are you raving about? It is not the taking over of the Muslim fundamentalists."

In Brook's New York Times yesterday:

"Named Egypt’s Winner, Islamist Makes History."

That's right.  The Muslim fundamentalists have taken over.

As Glenn Beck predicted.

A prediction that Brooks mocked.

See Glenn Beck rub Brooks's nose in it.

Our Commander In Chief

What does a Politician-In-Chief do when the CIA submits an analysis of his plan in 2009 for fighting the war in Afghanistan that flatly states that it won't work?

He pretends he never got it.

"'We didn't want it," the official said."

Good grief.

Food For Thought

Something that makes you go hmmmm:

The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers Party.

Barack Obama was a lawyer.
Michelle Obama was a lawyer.
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.
Bill Clinton is a lawyer.
John Edwards is a lawyer.
Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer.
Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.
Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
Harry Reid is a lawyer.
Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different.
President Bush is a businessman.
Vice President Cheney is a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
Tom Delay was an exterminator.
Dick Armey was an economist.
House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.
The former Senate Majority Leader Bill First is a heart surgeon.
Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer?  Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely, won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976. The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers.

The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers.
 Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who  heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich. The Lawyers Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America . And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers Party, grow. Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation. This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers. Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people.

Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side. Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation. When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become adverse parties of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit. We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers.

Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big. When House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing.

We cannot expect the Lawyers Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.

Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

The United States has 5% of the world’s population and 66% of the world’s lawyers!
Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high!

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