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Saturday, September 01, 2012

So Who's Going To Headline The Democratic Convention?

"[I]t’s nothing but no-names; exhausted party retreads a la Pelosi and Kerry; Charlie Crist and Linc Chafee for comic relief; and a few NARAL/Planned Parenthood types to remind America what’s really important with unemployment still stuck above eight percent. That’s what’s on tap this year from the Party of Youth and Fresh Ideas."

How Little They Understand About History

What a miserable schmuck.  He thinks our rights come from government:

See "Toure: Rights of Minorities Come From Government, Not Nature."

I'd invite this small person to study the history of this planet.  In those countries, centuries past, where government - be it in the form of feudal barons, royal monarchies, or communist nation states - decides which of God's rights are to be allowed to flourish, tyranny and subjugation reign.

In the way of enlightenment:

Thomas Jefferson: "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."

Walt Whitman: "There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance."

Barry Goldwater: "Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism."

Milos Forman: "Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom."

Ronald Reagan: "How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

George W. Bush: "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it."

Jerry Fuhrman: What government gives, government - in the blink of an eye - can take away.  We the People are all that stands in the way.

Quote of the Day

From James Taranto:

"Obama's journalistic supporters live in a bizarre alternate reality in which a politician's actual words mean nothing. When the president says something foolish and offensive, he didn't say that. Meanwhile every comment from a Republican can be translated, through a process of free association, to: 'We don't like black people.'"

Which leads to a point I've been pondering for the longest time: How is it we can attack them for that which they say and do but they have to start every attempt at refutation of the arguments we make by saying "What they really mean by that  is ...?  As if our words are in some foreign language and only they can translate.

And then there is that silly tactic they deploy that claims that we speak in "code."  And - fortunately for all humanity - they have obtained the code book.

So translate this: You people are idiots.

I know.  I'm a racist.

Let's Rub It In

They were so enraged by Paul Ryan's convention speech that they rushed to their keyboards and started banging out rebuttals.  In some cases declaring that his presentation was a pack of lies.

As it turns out?

His speech was not only brilliant, it was packed with the truth:

To the 'Fact-Checkers': This Is What Lies About Auto Plant Closings Look Like

Not that the truth has ever mattered much to those in the mainstream press who bring us the news desperately attempt to keep Obama's failed presidency from crumbling.