Friday, January 30, 2009

Liberal hypocrisy 101

Liberals are okay with allowing and encouraging things like this and this, and they turn a blind eye to this:

...but then they turn around and do things like this.

Imagine if conservatives fought for a got "bubble zones" restricting access and free speech outside of Marine recruiting offices. The left would have conniptions until the "bubble zones" were removed.

Like I said: liberal hypocrisy 101.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ice cream

Found this online. True or not, it "speaks truth to power."

From teacher in Brownsville :

We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream."

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Every one applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.

Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.

Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream and sixty percent of the people react like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other forty percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm not hoping Mr. Obama will fail

I'm fully expecting him to fail, especially judging from how his first days are going. His "economic stimulus" plan is a joke and is, in fact, just an undisguised spending bill of massive proportions and even more massive waste. (Exactly how will spending tons of money on "arts and culture" stimulate the economy?) His jobs creation plan is an even bigger joke. Oh, but he's closing Gitmo! Never mind that neither he nor anyone else in his administration has any idea what they are going to do with all those prisoners. They'll either ultimately not close Gitmo or will send all the prisoners back to the Middle East where they can join up with Al Qaeda and the Taliban and retake everything President Bush freed. Fan-flipping-tastic.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalban (1920-2009)

We have lost a great actor today, but Heaven has gained a giant of a Christian saint. That needs to be pointed out, as the liberal media will undoubtedly ignore his devout faith.

RIP, Mr. Montalban, and thank you.

Presidential inauguals: 2005 vs. 2009

That was then:

President Bush’s second inauguration will cost tens of millions of dollars — $40 million alone in private donations for the balls, parade and other invitation-only parties. With that kind of money, what could you buy?

■ 200 armored Humvees with the best armor for troops in Iraq.

■ Vaccinations and preventive health care for 22 million children in regions devastated by the tsunami.

■ A down payment on the nation’s deficit, which hit a record-breaking $412 billion last year....

The questions have come from Bush supporters and opponents: Do we need to spend this money on what seems so extravagant?

This is now:

Barack Obama's inauguration is set to cost more than £100m making it the most expensive swearing-in ceremony in US history.

The President-elect will take less than a minute to recite the oath of office in front of an estimated two million people in the US capital next week.

But by the time the final dance has been held at one of the many inaugural balls the costs for the day will be a staggering £110m.

The cost was revealed as Mr Obama scrambled to answer questions about the nomination of Treasury Secretary pick Timothy Geithner.

That's over $160 million in U.S. dollars - OVER FOUR TIMES the cost of President Bush's 2005 inaugural.

So where are the liberals who complained in 2005 now? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Global warming doomsayers doomsaying doomed

Perhaps you remember the global warming nuts last year claiming that the North Pole ice cap could melt entirely in 2008. Well, I'm not sorry to say that they were 100% wrong, as usual:

Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979

Rapid growth spurt leaves amount of ice at levels seen 29 years ago.

Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.

Ice levels had been tracking lower throughout much of 2008, but rapidly recovered in the last quarter. In fact, the rate of increase from September onward is the fastest rate of change on record, either upwards or downwards.

The data is being reported by the University of Illinois's Arctic Climate Research Center, and is derived from satellite observations of the Northern and Southern hemisphere polar regions.

Each year, millions of square kilometers of sea ice melt and refreeze. However, the mean ice anomaly -- defined as the seasonally-adjusted difference between the current value and the average from 1979-2000, varies much more slowly. That anomaly now stands at just under zero, a value identical to one recorded at the end of 1979, the year satellite record-keeping began.

Just add that to the lengthy list of failed predictions of doom from the global warming nuts.

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