Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fingernails on the lefty blackboard, etc.

Did Obama really say “This is the greatest country on earth” in the first debate? Doesn’t he realize that there is not a sentence in the English language that is more offensive to a significant segment of his supporters?

Sure he does, but he also needs the sane vote.


Random environmental factoid: sea levels have been declining the last two years, reversing a previous rising trend.


As I noted in my last post, leftists are big on silencing dissent. Another example: Tigerhawk posted last month on a journalism professor who “proposes that there be legal or ethical standards that might be deployed to censor or sanction skepticism about anthropogenic global warming.”

To get an idea of the mindset, check out the passage he quotes from the original:

So, let’s ask: what would happen if denial of both a) human-caused climate change and b) the dangers of such rapid change, were to be censored? If the science is beyond reasonable doubt, and miscommunication and denial leads to damaging inaction, should it not be censored? Beyond reasonable doubt is all we need to put someone in prison, or in the US, put them to death.

Yes, some global warming advocates think that dissent from their advocated position should be censored, and that violators should be punished with imprisonment or worse.

As I said before, chilling.


I also had forgotten this attack on the press from the DNC in Denver last month (thanks to JH for the reminder):

“Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic Senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.”

No word on whether the police were wearing brown shirts.


The Wind Blow!!! My Flat Top Swang!!!

No idea what it means, but that’s what is printed on DeShawn Stevenson’s new wrist bands. Drew Gooden could not be reached for comment.


Nancy Pelosi’s bizarre and nonsensical speech that helped torpedo the bailout bill vote on Monday continues a trend that begs the question: is she the most ineffective legislative leader in US history? I can’t think of one, but I am only an amateur historian so I can speak definitively only on the last 3.5 decades or so.


I’m shocked, shocked to learn that European countries are opting out of carbon limits due to looming recession. Would they even have a looming recession if not for the carbon silliness?


Meanwhile 1984 is starting to seem less like a novel than an accurate vision of the British future:

Councils are recruiting 'citizen snoopers' to report litter louts, dog foulers and even people who fail to sort out their rubbish properly. The 'environment volunteers' will also be responsible for encouraging neighbours to cut down on waste. The move comes as local authorities dish out £100 fines to householders who leave out too much rubbish or fail to follow recycling rules.

It will fuel fears that Britain is lurching towards a Big Brother society, following the revelation this week that the Home Office is extending some police powers to council staff and private security guards. Critics said the latest scheme could easily be abused and encourage a culture of bin spies and curtain twitchers.

Matthew Elliott, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: 'Snooping on your neighbours to report recycling infringements sounds like something straight out of the East German Stasi's copybook.

But always remember, it’s the religious right who want to control your lives…yeah right.


This is one of the scarier tax proposals I’ve ever seen. Not only would I not live in California, I’m not even sure I’d feel safe visiting the kind of state that could seriously propose this kind of thing.


A look at what the heroic law enforcement personnel of Minnesota thwarted during the RNC, pretty scary stuff. As I can attest firsthand from counterprotesting, there is nobody more violent than a “peace” advocate.

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