Thursday, March 31, 2005

Ward Churchill at Anarchist Bookfair, March 26, 2005 
Ward Churchill at Anarchist Bookfair, March 26, 2005

MUST SEE! From LGF, this link will take you to a great diorama of leftism. Enjoy!
Ward Churchill at Anarchist Bookfair, March 26, 2005 
Ward Churchill at Anarchist Bookfair, March 26, 2005

Little Green Footballs blog had a link to this diorama of leftism. This is, pure and simple, a MUST SEE. Words just can't add to the humor inherent within.
Yahoo! News - Berger to Plead Guilty to Taking Materials

Remember when a bunch of documents disappeared from the National Archives--documents that may have shown that Clinton did nothing to fight terrorism during his terms as President? Remember that Sandy Berger was at the center of the controversy? Remember that the Clinton apologists said that he just had the habit of stuffing documents in his clothes?

Well, well, well. It looks like Mr. Burglar will not be using the "shorts-stuffing" defense in court, despite the fact that it worked on the media.
The New York Times > International > International Special > Clerics Fighting a Gay Festival for Jerusalem

Some radical members of the gay community are showing their colors by planning a a 10-day WorldPride festival in Jerusalem this August. As expected, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian leaders are uniting in opposition to what they see as a desecration of the holy city. Since every one of these religions forbids homosexuality, and religion is central to the lives of most people in Jerusalem, it is difficult to see why the organizers would pick this, of all places, to hold their festival. Maybe this is the new "tolerance."

Maybe next year they'll pick Mecca.
Parents beg to be with Schiavo

Sleazeball Michael Schiavo, adding insult to injury, refused to let the parents of Terri Schiavo visit her during the final moments before she passed from this earth. I wonder if the CBS pre-written obituary will be changed to reflect "Michael's tough final decision."

This thing, my dear friends on the left, is the person you've turned into your hero. I hope you're proud of the new euthanasia posterboy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Welcome to America's Future

Watch this ad by the un-American, Soros-backed Campaign for America's Future. It rips on Tom DeLay (who must be doing something right) for various improprieties, winding up with a sucker punch by accusing him of interfering with "one family's personal tragedy." Although the ad is insulting and pathetic, the imagery showing a guy washing his hands in a dirty sink is pretty funny.

While watching this, I thought immediately of how effective this same type of ad would be against Hillary Clinton during the next election. The only issue would be length--they couldn't possibly fit in all of her corruption in a 60-second ad. I guess the RNC will just have to opt for the infomercial version.

Check this out. An early draft of CBS's obituary about Terri Schiavo was leaked into the internet. Just like the mainstream press coverage of the case, this tribute to Terri looks a lot more like something written by Michael Schiavo and the Democratic National Committee than something written by an objective journalist.
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The Nader Page | In the Public Interest

Although the mainstream media has tried to characterize Terri Schiavo's supporters as a bunch of Christian, right-wing, anti-abortion extremists, some far-left liberals have broken from the pack in support of decency and life. For example, Ralph Nader has come out in favor of giving Terri Schiavo a chance to live.

A very good article from the "Nader Page" is attached.
Mike S. Adams: Castration and tolerance at UNH

Still don't believe that the average state university is run by left-wing radicals? Just read this article. And while reading it, keep this thought in mind, "The taxpayers are subsidizing this...."

I'm still cringing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Jackie Chiles inspiration Johnnie Cochran is dead 
So much for the Chewbacca Defense.

What witty epitaphs might mark his passing?

"If you're not alive, you must have died!"
"If your heart is still, break out the will!"
"No thoughts in your head, you must be dead!"

I kid, I kid...
College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds (washingtonpost.com)

Diversity on college campuses is at an all-time low. We must do something about this problem. Every single day, college students are not receiving the well-rounded education that they deserve, with, like, exposure to different types of people and, like, ideas, and stuff.

So what can we do to improve a young person's exposure to "diversity"? How about hiring a non-communist professor, even a mainstream Democrat, in every sociology and ethnic studies department at every major university. Unfortunately, this may not go over so well, as evidenced by the response to Larry Summer's remarks at Harvard. It seems that the left just can't tolerate diversity of opinion, despite their harping on and on about so-called "diversity" and "multiculturalism" on the college campus.
FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Judge Forced Into Schiavo Spotlight

Judge George Greer, the state judge in the Terri Schiavo case who blocked all attempts to save the disabled woman's life, has been excommunicated from his Southern Baptist church due to his conduct in the case. In a letter, Pastor William Rice told Greer that he was no longer welcome as a parishoner, and added that he hopes Greer can "find a way to side with the angels and become an answer to the prayers of thousands."

It's too late now.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Jeff Jacoby: The wrong Rx

As if the Terri Schiavo ordeal weren't enough to prove that the left in this country has a penchant for death, this article, written by Jeff Jacoby, lays bare the promise of socialized medicine, comparing the experience of so-called "single payer" systems with the current for-profit system in the U.S.

Single payer healthcare is as much of a misnomer as its name suggests. Who is the single payer? It is the government, which is really about a 300 million payer system. Does it cover everyone? Yes, everyone will have to wait for the same unreasonably long periods in order to see a doctor, who will have to take on more patients to satisfy the government quotas mandating his caseload. In the end, all will have access to a healthcare system as efficient as the DMV and as comfortable as a public restroom.

If you like long waiting periods for life-threatening illnesses, and having lower cure rates for these illnesses, sign up for "single payer" insurance right now. If you don't feel like playing this type of Russian roulette, stop acting like a communist.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Device lets you out-Fox your TV

Sam Kimery, a citizen activist, has invented a handy new device that prevents TV watchers from accidentally tuning into Fox News, which he compares to "tabloids out of the grocery store." Because Fox has to potential to "reinforce certain retrograde notions," Kimery has invented the "Fox Blocker," which is a screw-in technological device that blocks Fox News from appearing on your television set.

Considering free speech concerns, Kimery explained that the point was "not to block the channel or block free speech but to raise awareness." Awareness of what? Retrograde notions? Tabloid journalism?

We can all be glad the device does not block such enlightened programing as Chris Matthews' Hardball, Anderson Cooper 360, or Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics. None of those shows are tabloid-like in the least, and they definitely do not reinforce retrograde notions. Fox could learn a lot from these programs.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

I was just thinking of a few things that should follow in the wake of Terri Schiavo's death:

1. Passage of state laws that ban all abortions. The "Federalist" Democrats should just love that one. After all, we just got done hearing that the federal courts have no place reviewing the life-and-death decisions of a state court. Even the ACLU agrees: Down with Roe v. Wade!

2. Passage of laws requiring starvation to replace lethal injection in all death penalty cases. In case you didn't know, being starved to death is now considered "euphoric" by the left. Why waste money on lethal injections, when a far more humane death is available--and free!

3. A huge increase in the sale of living wills and advanced directives containing starvation clauses. Armed with a copy of the New York Times under her arm, a new breed of citizen can add this moneysaving clause to her end-of-life document with complete comfort that a painless, euphoric end will follow when she is starved to death after being incapacitated.

4. Passing state laws requiring, where no living will exists, credible evidence that a person wanted to be unhooked from a feeding tube and starved to death in the event of incapacitation. Of course, the states could write in the "movie exception" to this rule, which would allow a sleazy ex-husband to say, seven years after the fact, that the incapacitated person was once watching a movie, and that the movie had an actor with tubes in him/her, and seeing this, the person then said, "I wouldn't want to live like that," thereby justifying starving that person to death following a brain injury.
US News Article | Reuters.com

Terri's parents have pretty much given up hope that the judicial tyranny running this country will relent and allow for a full review of her case. Instead of following the clear, authoritative mandate issued by Congress requiring them to fully review this case, the federal courts have decided to decide in knee-jerk, rapid-fire fashion, leaving Terri dead and her real family in a state of shock and anguish.

I hope they're proud of themselves and the jobs they're doing.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Some Misunderstandings About the Schiavo Case 
Thomas Sowell: Killing Terri Schiavo: Part II

This article is a good synopsis of the meaning of the judicial decrees issued throughout this case. Be forewarned that reading this article may undermine your belief in the judiciary as a protector of citizen rights.

Monday, March 21, 2005

On my last post, I told you all that I would be pursuing the peace protesters near my hotel. Unfortunately, the union rules must have prevented the protesters from working after 5:00 p.m., because they were nowhere to be found when I returned. Only the homeless were still there, waiting for the next protest. Sorry to disappoint.

On a lighter note, everyone around here is freaking out about the Terri Schiavo ordeal. Her hospice is only a few miles away from here, so people are probably more aware of her case than they otherwise might be. I talked to a few people who wanted her to die. Each time, the would preface their remarks with "If I were in her situation...."

In response, I calmly explained that the point of the whole (and absolutely correct) action of Congress and the President was to give her added due process rights, which allow a federal court to review her case for errors. They have the same thing for convicted felons, I added, and further opined that my own personal experience with the government and criminal law strongly supports a position in favor of further review. Would you trust the DMV not to screw up? If no, then let's make sure they don't kill someone without a full review of the facts, which are pretty suspicious to begin with.

I usually don't watch tv, but I have one in my hotel room, complete with CNN. To a person, the "reporters" are absolutely up in arms about this case, suggesting that the Republicans are only appeasing their base and not representing the American people, who prefer killing a disabled person because "If it were me...." they wouldn't want to live. Fine. Make a living will. That way it won't be you. But for the adults in the room, maybe we should be a little suspicious about the 7-years-late claims of Terri's husband, who didn't mention any of this at the time, received a large settlement with the expecation that she would live, demanded that nursing home staff stop treating her properly, and moved in with another woman, with whom he's fathered two out-of-wedlock children. Not too credible.

The main opposition to Terri living comes from a group of people who would protest in front of a prison to prevent a known rapist and killer from getting executed. These same people think that starving a disabled person to death is mercy. What garbage.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Driving toward my hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida, I came across what at first looked like a gay pride protest, as I saw a person carrying a rainbow flag. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the flag said "PEACE" on it, and I was immediately reminded that today is the dreaded day, March 19, 2005, when all the wacko protesters would be coming out in droves. I'm going to walk down there right now. Post to come....

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

No Confidence in Academic Freedom 
The New York Times > Education > Professors, in Close Vote, Censure Harvard Leader

Listen for five minutes to the left's harping on and on about Ward Churchill and his right to "say his piece" (at taxpayer expense, I might add), and compare that situation to this one, where the President of Harvard is being ripped to shreds by his own professors, and you will see a microcosm of the beliefs of the left.

If the left agrees with someone, they will circle the wagons to protect his/her "right" to espouse downright traitorous remarks in a publicly-funded classroom. Nevermind the fact that this person may lack the qualifications to even hold his position, having conned his way into the ivory tower by claiming a bloodline he isn't even connected to.

Now, if the left disagrees with someone, never mind the actual scientific bases for his/her statements, and the fact that those statements were made at a conference where the speakers were supposed to say something controversial, because the words "academic freedom" no longer apply. Statements like this fall into the "offensive" exception to free speech. This, I'm sure you'll agree, is a very worthy goal, as no one likes to be offended, especially at a university.

I wish all these Harvard professors could take a step back and see themselves for the morons they really are.
Michelle Malkin: Moonbats on parade 
Michelle Malkin: Moonbats on parade

This column pretty much sums it up. The loonytoons left will be out in force this weekend, protesting a war that we won, and left in its wake freer women, educational liberty, and maybe one day even free "choice". Oh the hypocrisy!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Ten Commandments: Oral Arguments 

Click the above link for a transcript of the oral arguments in Van Orden v. Perry, the Ten Commandments case. The petitioner's primary argument is that a non-Christain might be offended by the Ten Commandments, and therefore they should be taken down.

I agree with the premise that no one should have to hear or see anything that is offensive to them in a public place. I'm hoping that he plans to move on to public universities after this, and seek a prohibition on the liberal ten commandments:

1. Thou shalt have no other gods than celebrities and musicians.

2. Thou shalt revere the graven images of thy idols, and thou shalt observe these images in People magazine.

3. Thou shalt not take the names of thy idols in vain, unless, of course, those idols have become conservatives or have outlived their popularity.

4. Thou shalt not work on the Sabbath, nor any other day.

5. Thou shalt dishonor thy father and mother by constantly begging them for money whil criticizing them for working for blood-sucking corporations.

6. Thou shalt not support killing in war, no matter what the justification, but thou shall abort inconvenient pregnancies and euthanize inconvenient disabled people.

7. Thou shalt not marry one of the opposite sex, but marrying one of the same sex is encouraged.

8. Thou shalt not steal, unless through taxation.

9. Thou shalt not deceive others, unless there is an election, then thou shall sayeth whatever thy must to remain in power.

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's possessions, but thou shalt criticize them self-righteously for having these possessions, especially SUVs.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

SCOTUS in limerick 
There once was a case, went by Roper,
For the activist types, all they'd hoped fer;
The majority said
That the folks states make dead
Must all be aged eighteen or over.

But the Court's use of law that is foreign
Got Scalia so mad he was roarin':
"I've said it before,
Of its use I deplore!
Now Kennedy went and put more in!"

A consensus widespread the court found,
Though its basis some found quite unsound.
"For Amendment the Eighth,"
Kennedy sayeth,
"By stare decisis we're not bound."

For anyone who doesn't believe that Communism starts in the schools, read this lament from the North Korean government about a symposium held by South Korean conservatives (in South Korea, of course) on the subject of proposed revisions to the "pro-north, anti-U.S. content" that pervades high school history textbooks.

The screed includes this passage: "The scheme to make 'textbooks' obliterating the pride of the nation should be conveyed down through generations and praising U.S. imperialists and sycophantic traitors who have brought all misfortunes and disasters, is an unpardonable anti-national criminal act to perpetuate national division...."

Take this language, tone it down just a little, and enter in "Ronald Reagan" for "U.S. imperialists and sycophantic traitors" and you would get pretty close to what the reaction here by the NEA and your average liberal-dominated school board would be to a similar symposium held here.
Thomas Sowell: Believing the true believers 
Thomas Sowell: Believing the true believers

Check out this article by Thomas Sowell about liberal reasoning. In typical scathing style, Sowell points out the liberal tendency to only listen to the "right" opinions, espoused by the "right" people. Great comparison between the Alger Hiss scandal and today's university counterparts.
An Examination of the Liberal Mind 
Thomas Sowell: Believing the true believers

Thomas Sowell takes on liberal infantilism in this scathing look at the mindset of American leftism. The article criticizes campus ideologues, who are only interested in hearing the "right" opinions from the "right" people. Very funny insights and historical comparisons.

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