Archive for the ‘leftist hypocrisy’ Category

Why are liberals afraid to debate?

August 13, 2008

First you have Barak H. Obama going into hiding to avoid keeping his “promise” to debate Senator John McCain “anytime and anyplace.”

Next, you have Call me Ahab pointing out that leftist, anti-Civil Rights gun grabbers also fear any sort of open and honest debate. No surprise there.

You want to know the real reason why the pro-gun side is winning the battle for hearts and minds in the US – why over 70% of Americans believe that the 2nd Amendment confers and individual right to keep and bear arms, and why the Supreme Court upheld that?

A big part of it is that pro-gun people are willing to have open debate, right out there in the air. You can compare and contrast the fact that the Students for Concealed Carry’s first annual convention featured Paul Helmke. That’s righ, SCCC invited Helmke to be on one of their panels; admittedly he spent most of the time getting his ass handed to him by John Lott, but that’s okay. The fact that pro-gun people aren’t afraid of our positions and are more than willing to invite anti-gun activists to argue the issue on its merits speaks a lot about our movement.

Meanwhile, anti-gun people ban pro-gun activists from commenting, delete comments from their blogs, and generally avoid open debate like cockroaches avoid the light. I will give Paul Helmke props in that he was willing to attend that function, that was pretty out of character for an anti-gunner to do that.

The silence of the "Anti-War" left.

August 11, 2008

TigerHawk points out what those who pay attention already know.
The so called “anti-war” left is only against the American liberating the oppressed.

When their Russian heroes unilaterally invade a sovereign nation in a clear “blood for Oil” war, they are predictably silent.

Of course, the Russians have no meaningful justification under international law, far less than the imperfect case the United States and its coalition built to justify regime change in Iraq.

That caused me to wonder, where are the anti-war groups?

Well, as of this morning, you can find no mention of the war on A.N.S.W.E.R.’s home page. The group is addressing many other pressing matters, but apparently not the unremitting attack on Georgia. Code Pink? Nyet. Democracy Now!, which is a left-wing media group, has lots of news about American wars on its web page but nothing about Russia or Georgia. Nothing from the comrades at Peace Action. Stop the War Coalition? What war? You can search the home pages of left-wing groups until the cows come home and not find anything on the Russo-Georgia war.

C’mon guys, Human Rights Watch — to its credit — was all over this on Saturday with a boilerplate press release (although you would not know it from the scant press coverage it received, neither Israel nor the United States being involved). The least you can do is copy that one.

So far, at least, it is safe to conclude that these organizations are not so much anti-war as they are anti-American and anti-Israeli. It is useful to clear that up. And, by the way, if they decide to organize massive anti-war rallies against Russia and belatedly reveal themselves as intellectually honest, I will be the first to say so.

Obama and the First Amendment

August 4, 2008

It appears that Barak H. Obama and his campaign staff are not big fans of the Free Speech clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Barack Obama Campaign IP’s caught shutting down Anti-Obama Blogs

At least one of the attacks in the latest wave of blog shutdowns this past week came from IPs assigned to barackobama.com.

We have reported twice in the last two weeks about the attacks on anti-Obama websites. [“Google, Blogger, Obama: Obamanation Shut Down My Blog!”]] & [BabbaZee’s “Anti-Obama Blogs Shut Down by Google, Obamabots”]

Speculation on who was behind the attacks has ranged from “Obama supporters” to “it’s no one, just a glitch” “to “it’s a browser problem”. [Site Meter causing Internet Explorer failure ]. This latter is a completely different issue from the blogs that got shut down by Google/Blogger.

A few liberal blogs and Instapundit have said there is no connection between this latest wave of blog shutdowns and the Obama camp.

Speculation can now be set aside–at least, in one instance.

Sunday Morning Quotes

June 29, 2008

Five years ago we were told that increased refinery and oil pumping capability in the US would do no good because it would take five years for those to affect gas pump prices. Query: if we had greatly increased supply over the past five years, would not oil be at about $75/bbl, still high, but not headed to $200? And if we do nothing to increase supply now, where will oil go? … We are in a time of national emergency, but it does not affect the politicians, who continue business as usual.
Dr. Pournelle, HT to Mr. Reynolds

Nukes are out, coal is filthy, wind power destroys Ted Kennedy’s view, and solar leads to “environment fears.” Do they just want us all to freeze in the dark? Pretty much, I’d say …
Glenn Reynolds

Gun Control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins.
Sammy “The Bull” Gravano,VANITY FAIR 9/1999 page 165

No need to raise taxes…

May 30, 2008

…just get liberals to actually pay their taxes! Joining the ranks of liberal who callf for raising your taxes and don’t pay their own taxes, (such as democrat Senate candidate Al Franken) is uber-liberal far left extremist so-called “journalist” Keith “Bathtub Boy” Olbermann. Details at Olbermann Watch.

New York State has issued a tax warrant against Keith Olbermann for failure to pay taxes on his humbly named personal corporation, Olbermann Broadcasting Empire, Inc. Olbermann is listed in legal records as the President of Olbermann Broadcasting Empire, Inc.

A call to the Albany County Clerk’s Office in upstate New York confirmed that the warrant is still outstanding and that Olbermann has still failed to pay his back taxes. State records show that Olbermann’s company failed to pay $2,269.50 in state taxes. A judgement was entered against Olbermann last summer (Docket Date: 8/21/2007), just weeks before Olbermann closed on a a luxurious $4.2 mm condo at Trump Palace, at 200 East 69th Street.

The double standard pops up again.

May 20, 2008

Ace points out the DNC’s double standard in demanding the press only report the things they approve when Michelle Obama is on the campaign trail, while going after Cindy McCain.

Confederate Yankee sums it up nicely:

Michelle Obama is going to be making three campaign stops in Kentucky today, but even if she says something incredibly inflammatory or depressed, her husband requests, nay, demands that only the positive be aired.

Will it work? Who knows, but one thing is certain: if he doesn’t want us to talk about her, he can tell her to leave the campaign trail and go back to the Hundred Acre Wood.

Chicago. I meant Chicago.

The NY Times calls for the US to Invade!

May 14, 2008

Yup, the NY York Times joins the leftist hypocrites at Time Magazine in calling for the US to invade Burma, or whatever they are calling themselves these days.

Reality vs. "The International Community"

May 14, 2008

By way of Michael Graham comes the true words of Australian columnist Janet Albrechtsen:

“The need [of UN supporters] to paint Americans as a greedy, selfish, war-mongering superpower cannot be disturbed by facts. It matters not that, in the year before the tsunami, the US provided $2.4 billion in humanitarian relief: 40per cent of all the relief aid given to the world in 2003. Never mind that development and emergency relief rose from $10 billion during the last year of Bill Clinton’s administration to $24 billion under George W. Bush in 2003. Or that, according to a German study, Americans contribute to charities nearly seven times as much a head as Germans do. Or that, adjusted for population, American philanthropy is more than two-thirds more than British giving.

There is a teenaged immaturity about the rest of the world’s relationship with the US. Whenever a serious crisis erupts somewhere, our dependence on the US becomes obvious, and many hate the US because of it. That the hatred is irrational is beside the point.”

As one wit accurately put it, The “international community” can suck Elvis’ dead left nut.

Double Plus Good DuckSpeak at Time Magazine

May 12, 2008

Remember all the reasons the left gave on why the US shouldn’t have invaded Iraq?
It’s a sovereign nation, there is no threat to US security, give the UN a chance, etc., etc.

Well all that is forgotten at the left wing Time Magazine, where they have an article entitled “Is It Time to Invade Burma?”

“We’re in 2008, not 1908,” says Jan Egeland, the former U.N. emergency relief coordinator. “A lot is at stake here. If we let them get away with murder we may set a very dangerous precedent.”

That’s why it’s time to consider a more serious option: invading Burma.

Energy policy, or lack there of

April 30, 2008

Pilgrim notes the painfully obvious:

We sit on our hands while China begins drilling near Cuba. We don’t build any new refineries, making us very vulnerable if something happens to the ones we have. We can’t build any new nuclear plants because…..well, I suspect the conversation about all of the above would go something like this:

Right: Let’s drill for new oil and gas.

Left: Are you kidding? Not in ANWR. No sir, no way. Caribou. Florida? Nope. Reefs. Fish, that sort of thing. Out of the question. California? Not in our back yard, pal.

Right: Okay, how about nuclear energy…..

Left: (Unintelligible howls of indignation)

Right: Okay, offshore wind farms…..

Left: Birds. They kill birds. Plus they’re noisy and block the view. Can’t do that.

Right: Well, give me a suggestion? What do you think we should do?

Left: Blame Bush. Works for us. And find some answers for our energy needs while you’re at it.

By way of Mr. Reynolds is this insightful observation by Dr. Pournelle:

The easy way to make ethanol is to import sugar from Brazil and use that. Of course we don’t and won’t do that.

The easy way to bring oil prices down is to drill offshore and on the North Slope. Of course we don’t do that.

The easy way to bring electricity prices down (you can make fertilizer with electricity) is to build nuclear power plants, expensive but cheap compared to wars. Of course we won’t do that.

Note the common thread, democrats blocking any energy policy that would help America, including Cape Wind.