Archive for August, 2007

Once again, Liberals just make shit up…

August 27, 2007

Or to put a bit more bluntly, they have to to LIE in order to promote their agenda.
Today’s example, former congresscritter from Colorado, uber-liberal democrat Pat Schroeder used results from a single poll to make the following statement,

“The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple of slogans: ‘No, don’t raise my taxes, no new taxes.’ It’s pretty hard to write a book saying, ‘No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes,’ on every page.”

SF Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders did actual real reporting and examined the poll the hard far left extremist Schroeder referenced. The results she found make the liberal democrat pat Schroeder either to have a severe reading comprehension problem, or is a flat out liar.

Maybe you shouldn’t pay any attention to me. According to Schroeder, as a conservative, I’ve got a bumper sticker for brains. Silly me, I looked into the poll – which liberals have hailed as proof of their intellectual superiority – and there’s not a lot there in “the whole picture.” The poll found that among people polled who read at least one book in the last year, liberals read nine books and conservatives read eight.

When I called Michael Gross, associate vice president of Ipsos public affairs, to find out more about the Ipsos poll, he told me the one-book difference “is within the margin of error, it’s not a statistically significant difference.”

Then again, because the poll did not ask people if they read newspapers or magazines, Gross noted, “I don’t think it says anything about people’s general level of information.”

Then there’s the quality issue. A person could read nine romance novels in a year and qualify as Aristotelian by Schroeder’s logic.

In her rush to brand the right as bunch of illiterates, Schroeder had the poor sense to go after an avid reader, Karl Rove, who has been winning a heated competition with President Bush as to which of the two can read the most books. Rove recently told Rush Limbaugh that he beat Bush last year. The Score: Rove, 110 books; Bush, 94.

Once again, it becomes clear that the far left extremists have to actively avoid the truth (i.e. they have to lie) in order to promote their agenda.

Coming into the light…

August 26, 2007

The photographers who photographed my oldest sons wedding has embraced the light and switched from Nikon to Canon.

They didn’t refer to the same way I did, but in their own words,

…we’ve had a taste of the forbidden fruit and it tastes goooooooood!

If you look at their gear list, they spent a lot of cash on Canon L series prime lenses. They just love that Canon “extra buttery bokeh” the prime lenses give.

It’s official…

August 25, 2007

…the hard far left liberal extremists have gone off the deep end, or depending on how you view the situation, reveled their true imperialistic nature.
Captain Ed has the details of the rants over at HuffPo.

The Huffington Post published a plea to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs today to arrest George Bush for “conduct unbecoming” — essentially, a military coup against the elected government of the United States. Martin Lewis claims that the military can arrest a President while not conducting a coup d’etat by focusing only on his role as Commander in Chief of the military:

General Pace – you have the power to fulfill your responsibility to protect the troops under your command. Indeed you have an obligation to do so.

You can relieve the President of his command.

Not of his Presidency. But of his military role as Commander-In-Chief. …

In addition to relieving him of his command as Commander-In-Chief, you also have authority to place the President under MILITARY arrest.

Lewis quotes extensively from the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but clearly his scholarship does not extend to the Constitution. The command of the armed forces follows from the president’s election to office, and cannot be separated from the office itself. Bush isn’t C-in-C because he got appointed to that position, but because the American electorate voted him into that role. In other words, the military cannot arrest the C-in-C but leave the President in power, and to argue otherwise is to demonstrate complete ignorance.

Secondly, the President does not serve at the pleasure of the Joint Chiefs — and indeed, the military is subservient to the civilian command structure. They do not have arrest authority over the President — nor over anyone else in the US other than military personnel, as the Posse Comitatus Act stipulates. Civilian oversight keeps the military from seizing power and is a long and vital tradition in this nation. It’s what keeps us from becoming a banana republic, run by military strongmen.

Lewis wants to turn America into just that kind of nation. His Bush-hatred runs so deep that he would willingly see the military take control over the federal government just to get rid of him. The Left likes to talk about supposed fascism among conservatives, but the Huffington Post is literally calling for a military coup to reverse an election, not only an un-Constitutional act but also the kind of authoritarian rule they supposedly despise.

Things like the Constitution don’t matter to the so-called “progressive” left. It is all about the raw, naked lust for power.

Cause & Effect

August 25, 2007

Reason Magazine reports:

Following the 1996 Dunblane school massacre, in which seventeen people were killed by a man armed with two 9mm pistols, Britain passed a law outlawing the ownership of most handguns, despite researchers finding “no link between high levels of gun crime and areas where there were still high levels of lawful gun possession.” It’s a law so severe that the Britain’s Olympic shooting team is forced to train abroad, lest one of its members try to shoot up a grammar school. So how effective has the law been? A doubling in gun-related crimes since the ban, naturally.

The results were quite predictable by anybody with a clue.
HT to Mr. Reynolds.

Ahwahnee Main Hall

August 24, 2007

A bit of photoblogging…
Ahwahnee Main Hall

Works for me…

August 24, 2007

Here is a sensible proposal for splitting California into five separate states.

Ok, she’s got guts…

August 24, 2007

By way of Anna’s Clue Tank is HRC telling a surrendernik loon flat out that “no options are off the table” for dealing with Iran armed with Nuclear Weapons.

I guess she figured out those wackjobs are Edwards or Kucinich supporters anyway.

She’s got a good point

August 24, 2007

Ala gets to the heart of the problem with socialized medicine:

Isn’t it amazing that the same people that lambaste every single thing the government does and blames events like 9/11, Katrina and anthrax on the government are the same ones calling for national healthcare. They scream about Walter Reed and then ask for the same care. The government can’t do anything right, why would you want them handling your healthcare? Welfare recipients get about 24 CENTS on the dollar. 76 CENTS per dollar on administrative costs?! And you want them managing your health?

Read the whole thing.

The Founding Fathers would not approve

August 24, 2007

Congress, the American Nobility, as Reason Magazine points out.

So I guess once you’re elected to Congress, you’re immune from drunk driving laws; you can stash the evidence that you’ve committed a crime in your office, because investigators aren’t allowed to search it; if you kill someone because you’ve got a lead foot and blew a stop sign, the taxpayers will cover your financial liability; and, we learn today, you can commit whatever Internet-related crimes you please, because the police aren’t allowed to search your computer.

Meanwhile, the same Congress that has immunized itself from much of the law is also responsible for the ever-expanding federal criminal code, which we can thank for our shamefully enormous and still-soaring prison population, which is by far and away the largest in the world.

You have lawmakers who feel they’re above the law. And who at the same time are criminalizing anything and everything they find tacky, repugnant, or immoral.

Forgive the lofty language, but you know what? This isn’t healthy for our republic.

Damn Skippy!

Another Opinion

August 23, 2007

From Larry Lurex:

Ironically Gene Simmons has had at least 72 virgins and he didn’t even have to martyr himself.