Archive for February, 2008



21
Feb
08

Notwithstanding Reprehensible History, Germany Launches Fiscal Attack on Liechtenstein.

In a remarkable display of fiscal imperialism, the German government sent spies into Liechtenstein and bribed a bank employee to provide confidential records about German account holders. Unfortunately, this sleazy act of aggression was successful, leading to a series of high-profile raids by German authorities. This has created quite a kerfuffle in Europe, and it should come as no surprise that the bureaucrats at the OECD are using the controversy to push their anti-tax competition agenda. According to the Financial Times:

Pressure grew on Liechtenstein on Tuesday to ease its bank secrecy rules in the wake of a German tax ­scandal centered on the Alpine tax haven. …Angel Gurria, the secretary general of the OECD, said Liechtenstein’s secrecy rules were a “relic of a different time”. …Liechtenstein’s Crown Prince Alois on Tuesday accused Germany of mounting an “attack” on the principality. He condemned as “unacceptable” Berlin’s decision to allow its BND intelligence agency to pay more than EUR4m ($5.9m, £3.7m) for bank client data allegedly stolen by a former Liechtenstein bank employee. …Jeffrey Owens, the OECD’s chief tax havens expert, said the changes would only make a difference if ­Liechtenstein “were now ready to sign tax information exchange agreements with Germany and other countries”.

This story is troubling on many levels, particularly given Germany’s ugly history of oppression. In the 1930s, Germany had draconian laws to deter citizens from having money outside the country and – like today – it trampled on the sovereignty of its neighbors to get information (see here for more information). Indeed, snooping by the Nazis was the main reason that Switzerland substantially strengthened its privacy laws in the 1930s.

Today’s controversy is motivated by greed for tax revenue rather than anti-Semitism, but the issues are similar. To what extent do nations have the right to compel other jurisdictions to act as deputy enforcers? Most reasonable people understand that there are limits on cooperation between governments. European Union nations, for instance, refuse to cooperate in extradition cases where an American might face the death penalty. Likewise, most nations would never consider helping a totalitarian regime like Saudi Arabia or Iran if it tried to persecute escaped homosexuals.

The tax issue is a bit more challenging because it is easy to demagogue against wealthy people who utilize so-called tax havens (though even OECD officials get a bit squeamish when asked whether financial privacy laws should be totally abolished since even they recognize that billions of people live in nations that practice some form of religious, political, ethnic, racial, and/or sexual discrimination – not to mention all the people who live in nations that suffer from economic mismanagement, kidnapping, and/or monetary instability).

The head of the OECD considers privacy to be a “relic of a different time.” But why should there be a one-size-fits-all policy? Is there really no room in the world for nations that treat people with dignity and respect their privacy? If politicians from high-tax nations and bureaucracies such as the OECD get to decide, the answer is no. But hopefully Liechtenstein will stand firm against Germany’s vicious bullying. After all, so long as over-burdened taxpayers have safe havens, governments face pressure to improve their tax law. And even the Financial Times was forced to acknowledge, in a schizophrenic editorial that endorsed sending spies into low-tax jurisdictions, that bad tax policy bears part of the blame:

Germany’s problem with evasion is partly the fault of its tax system. Although the abolition of wealth tax has improved matters, marginal income and inheritance tax rates for high earners approach 50 per cent. Tough enforcement will never stop evasion if taxes are punitive.

20
Feb
08

Pop quiz, name an Obama accomplishment.

This is hilarious!  One simple question, one minute of squirming. 

The Question: Name one accomplishment of Senator Barack Obama.

The Answer:

Prediction: this is the last time you see this guy on TV representing the Obama campaign.

20
Feb
08

Congressman’s wife: Can’t we just put the fact that I pulled a gun on you behind us? Geez!

Love it or it will kill you!Monica Conyers, wife of Congressman John Conyers, is in some potentially hot water, though she thought she’d gotten out of it.

Mrs. Conyers sits on the Detroit Pension Board (just guessing here, but can you say political patronage?) and allegedly made some threats against fellow board members that included a gun and her brothers administering a beating.  But Mrs. Conyers can’t face disciplinary charges at work since a technicality had the board working without official rules governing their conduct (note to Liberals, this is what the world is like in a bureaucracy, it can’t do common sense things that arise unless there is a regulation that directly deals with it).

Needless to say, the board now wants rules governing their conduct, and the farmer wants the barn door shut now that the horses have escaped.

DeDan Milton, aide to embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, is looking to press charges against the wife of the Congressman, himself known for ethical difficulties.

Responding to questions on the potential charges, Mrs. Conyers said, “I thought this was over with.” 

After all, what’s a little felony assault amongst co-workers?

Detroit is one seriously screwed up place, and will continue to be that way as long as the residents there tolerate garbage and patronage like this from the people they elected to represent them.  Conyers wins easily every 2 years…His district errodes more and more every day…He is up again this year…Bet they’ve already booked the hall for the victory party.

20
Feb
08

Are you saying hope isn’t an accomplishment?

Senator Clinton is getting a little worried about her poll numbers and the actual election results, and after so many losses in a row, can you really blame her?  This primary was, after all, supposed to be a coronation, not a battle.  Well, at battle it is, and so the gloves are coming a little further off…

Senator Clinton had the audacity to ask what were Barack Obama’s accomplishments, which is a good question.  Aside from one bill with Senator Coburn, which is pretty much skirted by the new Democrat majority in the Congress, and giving his wife something to be proud of for once in her adult life, he hasn’t really done much.

Below is he video of her asking the question.  Notice how she quickly spins to typical left-wing talking points about how some people are a pay-check away from losing their homes with no mention of the fact that many of them purchased homes they couldn’t afford expecting to be able to turn around and sell them for a profit before the higher payments kicked in.  Ah, personal responsibility, where have you gone?

A question for Senator Clinton; You’ve been in the Senate for 7 years, what are your accomplishments? And don’t give us that “I led the fight for this or that” crap, every Member of Congress of votes for or against something claims to have led the fight for or against it, which translates into having voted for or against it and nothing more. So seriously, what have you done?

20
Feb
08

Bobby McFerrin would be most pleased.

 Don’t worry, be happy.

Americans are getting happier and feeling better about the future, though they still don’t like President Bush much and really seem to hate the Democrat controlled Congress. 

The latest poll of attitudes is out, and it includes this statistic: 54 percent of Americans think the country is headed toward recession.  Lovely. 

Interestingly enough, they didn’t ask people to define recession, probably because most couldn’t and are only answering this way because, for a while at least, every Democrat near a microphone was saying we were in one, though you would hope at least they would know what one was. 

Since the passage of the “stimulus” package, that talk as slowed or stopped because Democrats are now official part-owners of the economy they said needed to be fixed.

20
Feb
08

The audacity of hype.

The rejected title.Barack Obama continues to roll over Hillary Clinton in vote after vote, he’s destroying her everywhere except where it counts, in the delegate total.

According to ABC News, the gap between the two is only 79, Barack has 1355 and Hillary 1276.  The Democrats have such a screwed up “everybody” wins system of awarding delegate (think participation ribbons) that it’s nearly impossible for either to obtain the 2025 delegates needed to become the nominee outright without the superdelegates getting to pick the winner. 

You’d still be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows what Barack Obama stands for, aside from hope, but wanting things to more hope-ier and different isn’t really a platform. 

If empty platitudes and excited crowds were all that were needed to get elected, President Howard Dean would’ve imposed socialism by now…

19
Feb
08

Hillary to Chelsea: Get a real job!

You know, I don’t do real work either. I just spend other people’s money.  I like it…a lot!The corruption and hypocrisy of the Clintons never ceases to amaze…

As we told you a while ago, Chelsea Clinton is a hedge fund manager in New York City.  Nothing wrong with that, in our opinion, it’s a legal job.  But in Democratic circles it’s akin to being priest or working for a drug company (they pay no mind the good they do or the lives drug companies save, by the way).

So it should come as little surprise that Senator Clinton has attacked her daughter’s job again.  Never missing an opportunity to suck up to an audience, Senator Clinton said the following:

“I saw a sign over here – someone has a t-shirt on, tax hedge fund dealers, well in this economy we are going to have a fair tax system again.”

Then she went on to claim people making a lot of money weren’t paying their fair share of taxes, typical liberal babble.

The funny thing is, Chelsea was on the stage with her.

Maybe Chelsea doesn’t count as a hedge fund manager because she doesn’t seem to have been at work since her mother started sliding in the polls in early January…

Now THAT’S job security!

19
Feb
08

Backstabbing Coward

Harry Reid, liar

Not that it is any surprise, Harry Reid is not only a backstabber, but he is also a coward afraid of the popular will.  And to think, those are his better qualities.

Majority Leader Reid made an agreement with Dr. Coburn that would allow the Oklahoma Senator to offer five amendments to the energy lands bill. So Dr. Coburn took Reid up on the deal, and offered an amendment that would allow people to carry guns in National Parks, thus extending the Second Amendment to of all places, U.S. government managed property.

Reid, knowing that a gun issue would play well into Republican hands in an election year, did what many democrats would do. He stabbed Coburn in the back. He revoked their agreement and the bill is now effectively dead. Due to Reid’s selfishness and public betrayal, the tax payer will not benefit from their lawmakers (this might be a good thing, considering who is in charge). Nonetheless, it is a real tragedy when one cannot trust the leaders of his or her own country.

19
Feb
08

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

Senator Obama’s campaign has a new mascot.

 As we told you yesterday, Barack Obama has been accused of plagerism by the Clinton campaign.  While we didn’t find that example particularly egregious, it turns out that Barack Obama has “borrowed” language from before.  Can you spot the similarities here?

Obama quoted in USA Today in 2007: “I am not asking anyone to take a chance on me. I am asking you to take a chance on your own aspirations.”

Deval Patrick at the 2006 Massachusetts Democratic convention, “I am not asking anybody to take a chance on me. I am asking you to take a chance on your own aspirations.”

Spot the similarities, or was that a little too subtle?

19
Feb
08

More Google corruption.

Google doesn’t like it when the sun shines on them.

Google has an image problem, but it is completely earned.  While amassing hundreds of billions of dollars in net worth, they push a left-wing agenda.  They are actively seeking to regulate the Internet, supporting the so-called “Net Neutrality” push on the web, essentially fooling people into thinking they won’t be able to watch YouTube videos if the big, bad telecom companies have their way, (By the way, Google is worth more than all the telecom “giants” they claim to be at the mercy of) all the while seeking to ensure their bottom line stays large and the government stays out of their business.

Such is life with the Left, “Do on to others I say and leave me the hell alone!”

Well, now comes word of Google censorship, and no, we aren’t talking about their corrupt bargain with China to aid in the oppression of 1.6 billion people.  This time it’s the media, the very small but important media.

Matthew Lee runs the site Inner City Press and reports on the many, many corruptions at the United Nations.  Well, Google has partnered with the United Nations now, and mysteriously Mr. Lee’s stories have stopped showing up in  Google News searches.  Google actually sent him an email saying he would no longer come up because someone complained about his work, but wouldn’t say who.

Once the fecal mater hit fan, however, Google has backed off, or at least is in the process of backing off.  Seems blocking someone is easy and only takes an instant, unblocking them takes some time.  Funny how that works, isn’t it?

The moral of the story is this; Google wants the government to regulate the Internet away from the companies that built it through Net Neutrality, but they will use whatever standards they wish to manage the results of searches you make using their search engine.  Funny, huh?  Don’t think that’s what they’re doing?  Google a few famous names and see how often Wikipedia comes up in the first three entries found.  Google owns Wikipedia….

19
Feb
08

More praise for President Bush from the entertainment industry.

“You should totally surrender, Mr. President.  It’s the only way.”

Bob Geldof, often described as a musician (though can you name any of his music?) but more frequently noted as a humanitarian for his work fighting AIDS and poverty in Africa, has praised President George W. Bush for his work in fighting AIDS in Africa

Geldof said Bush “has done more than any other president so far” in the fight against AIDS in Africa.  Then he blasted the media coverage of Mr. Bush’s actions:

Mr. Geldof said that the president has failed “to articulate this to Americans” but said he is also “pissed off” at the press for their failure to report on this good news story.

“You guys didn’t pay attention,” Geldof said to a group of reporters from all the major newspapers.

This is not the first praise President Bush has received from the entertainment world, in 2003 Richard Gere praised the work Bush has done on fighting AIDS and blasted President Clinton, tell Senator Clinton: “I’m sorry, Sen. [Hillary] Clinton, but your husband did nothing about AIDS for eight years.”

This, naturally, didn’t sit well with the Former President who seems to look back upon his 8 years as President as some sort of Eden.  This is from the CNN story on topic:

When asked to respond to Gere’s statement last week that he did nothing to fight AIDS during his eight years in office, Clinton said, “I think that’s the silliest question I ever heard, and I don’t blame Richard Gere, because he’s an actor. He doesn’t know.”

Interesting how when an actor speaks out against Clinton, “he’s an actor.  He doesn’t know.” is said by the Clintons, but when millions of dollars come rolling in and public appearances are made with “actors,” the Clintons don’t frame that praise as coming from someone who doesn’t know. 

*In the above picture we see President Clinton meeting with famed foreign policy expert Barbara Streisand.

19
Feb
08

Castro steps down, nothing changes.

You have something on your face.The news today that Fidel Castro is not going to seek another term as President of Cuba is welcome news, but only in a small way.  Fidel is still alive and by not seeking another term it opens the way for his brother Raul to take over.  Why does that matter?  Because when Fidel does die, which doesn’t seem that far off, it will be a smoother transition to continue the dictatorship than it would be were there a power vacuum.

While the end of the Fidel reign is something to be celebrated, it will not signify the end of the Castro regime, and may usher in a worse time for many Cubans.  Just imagine always being second to your brother and then getting all the power.  Can you imagine all the enemies Raul has made over the years that Fidel wouldn’t let him do anything to?  Soon there won’t be Fidel to stand in his way. 

We hope we’re wrong, but it’s crazy to assume the best of the Castros.  Cuba won’t truly be free until all the Castros are gone. 

18
Feb
08

Well, as long as it’s not JUST because your husband in ahead…

If one thing comes out this campaign, let it not be this quote from Michelle Obama:

“What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback. And let me tell you something — for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I’ve seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues, and it’s made me proud.”

So THIS is the first time in her adult life she’s proud of her country?  What country is she from?  This country has a lot to be proud of over her adult life and if she doesn’t think so, well, what does her husband think?

18
Feb
08

Christopher Hitchens nails the media

What we are up against in the war on Islamo-fascism is rarely discussed in the media out of either fear of offending some Americans or simply fear.

Christopher Hitchens takes them to task in his column today.

What on earth is the point of a newspaper of record that decides that the record itself may be too much for us to bear?

Indeed. 

Read the whole thing.

18
Feb
08

Can I quote you on that?

Could I borrow a copy of your opening remarks?The one thing Barack Obama has been praised for more than anything this campaign season is his speeches, they’ve even caused “thrills” in the leg of Chris Matthews.  But the Clinton campaign smells a rat, or at least aJoe Biden, in those words.

Seems the words of Obama have nearly been spoken by someone else, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and they’ve been trying to get reporters to bite on the story all day.  Will it work?  Who knows?  Should it work?  If there are more examples of it, absolutely, but what they have right now isn’t much to go on.

Why is it important if a candidate uses the words of others?  It goes to character and the genuine thought process of the candidate.  They either believe the words they say or they don’t, they either feel them or they don’t.  Most importantly, especially in a candidate given so much credit for the power of their words, it lets us know if they’re honest or not.  Quoting someone is not a problem, nearly everything has already been said, but hiding it, lying about it and claiming other’s work as your own is simply unacceptable. 

Below you can see the video that started this, but don’t expect it to end there.  Judge for yourselves.  In our opinion, this does deserve deeper examination.

16
Feb
08

Steven Kazmierczak

If you want commentary on this sick bastard, a real, honest look at what might have helped prevent or minimize the damage he inflicted, look here.  The answer is the one answer unacceptable to liberals.

15
Feb
08

FISA and how liberals are putting the US in danger.

She’s blocking safety and scoring points.Imagine a game of telephone, 2 cans connected by a string.  You’re in your house, on both sides of your house are your enemies who would like nothing more than to see you dead.  The string that carries their conversation goes through your yard, they do not live in your house and, therefore, are not subject to the rules your parents set for you, nor are they entitled to the protections your parents offer to people in your house since they are not in your house, so you decide to listen to them talking by tapping into the string.  Not a problem, right?  They aren’t in your house, they aren’t residents of your house, just through a quirk of happenstance their string goes through your yard.  It’s almost like you planned it that way, it’s so fortuitous.

Liberals are your annoying sibling who tries to stop you every time you go to tap that line because they want your room, and the more trouble they can make for you the better their chances of getting your room.

The debate over the FISA bill, no matter what douchebags like Keith Olbermann try to tell you, is just that, listening to a phone conversation between two known terrorist associates, neither of whom are in the US or US citizens, without having to run to court, fill out paperwork that takes about 100 man hours, and get someone to sign off on it.

Through a quirk in technology, mostly that companies in this country invented it, the majority of cell phone calls in the world are routed through the US, no matter where they are made.  We know who our enemies are, we know their voices and phone numbers, all we have to do is tap into their string when they’re on the phone plotting to kill us.  But Democrats don’t want that, not that they want us to be blown up (though some seem to), they want political points scored by attempting to convince people that the government is listening to them on the phone, not a cave to cave call in Pakistan. 

This stupidity works with people who aren’t smart, which is why this is such a big issue for the Left.  They believe they and their moronic friend’s idle bar chatter about how the government sucks since they aren’t in control raises to the level of things the government worries about and they want to be left alone.  (If only they would apply this to other areas of their lives, like working and earning money, they’d be conservatives.)

Listen, Hippie, you aren’t important, the government doesn’t even know you exist, nor does it care.  The only way you’re going to have your phone calls to your X dealer tapped is if you fly over to Afghanistan and call him in a neighboring cave and he’s also a terrorist on the side.  Since you probably either don’t have a job or are severely under-employed, you aren’t going to be able to afford that flight, so don’t worry about it. 

People really have to realize the government is not all powerful, they pay out billions in fraudulent Medicare claims every year, for crying out loud, they don’t have the time nor the desire to track you.  They do, however, have the time and desire to track people in other countries who are plotting to kill us.  They just won’t have the ability to do so if the Democrats don’t stop putting political scare tactics and appeasing their “hate America” base before the best interests of the country.

15
Feb
08

Props to James Pickett!

James Pickett is a badass!James Pickett is 80 years old and:

He’s a WWII veteran, former firefighter and lifelong John Wayne devotee.

In short, even at 80, he is someone you just don’t mess with.

In short(er), he’s a bad ass!

Two goons tried to rob him at his home, cut him up pretty good in their attack, too, but James got the better of them; he shot one and they ran away.  Well, they ran about as far away as someone who’s been shot could run.

Brothers Holden and Paul Perry have been arrested and are in police custody, and Paul is in a lot of pain, charged with assault, burglary and robbery charges (why not attempted murder?  Throw the book at these jerks) and won’t see the light of day for a while, nor probably should they ever.

A neighbor describes Picket as a “hero.”  

Worried about retribution, friends are sticking close.

Deputies assure James Pickett they aren’t likely to get out of jail anytime soon but he isn’t worried.

“I think I’m a ten times better shot than and he is… But they best not come back,” he said.

We agree with his neighbor’s assessment. 

15
Feb
08

Remember when Hillary was the Democrat’s nominee?

Clinton should’ve made sure it was made of asbestos

Seems like a long time ago that Senator Hillary Clinton was the nominee for the Democrats, doesn’t it?  The inevitability train is derailing, if not completely off the tracks.Here are the latest poll numbers from Texas with Barack Obama leading 48-42.

Democrats TX
Clinton 42%
Obama 48%
Someone else 3%
Undecided 7%

Undecided, we hear, is going to drop out and endorse Someone else, giving them 10%. 

What do you think the Clinton campaign is offering John Edwards to get his endorsement?

15
Feb
08

When global warming strikes, tee times are ruined!

Al Gore monitors the weather from the Gore Cave!

 San Diego, hardly ski country, is in the midst of a snow storm.  Global warming purists will tell you this is the fault of “climate change,” since Pope Goreus the VI decreed it no longer be called global warming since events like this under cut their dogma. 

So “Climate Change” has struck in San Diego.  Al Gore is reportedly monitoring these events on his three large computer monitors and his television, though he’s wearing a sweater and has the thermostat turned down to 68 to save energy.

Remember back in the old days when snow storms that occurred in the northern hemisphere in February were the fault of real climate change: the seasons? 

15
Feb
08

News of the Weird, News of the World, News of…Whatever!

News of the Weird!In our never ending attempt to bring you the news from around the world that you may have missed, here is another bit of the written version of the famed last segment of our podcasts.

Story #1

We don’t generally like stereotypes, except when they’re against the French.  A British kid’s cartoon, Mr. Men, has a character that speaks with a French called Mr. Rude who is, well, rude and farts a lot.  Some French aren’t too happy about it.  We think they should get rid of the character, once the French stop being rude and farting.

Story #2

Talk about irony!  You know your city is in sad shape when your “Police Officer of the Year” is arrested extorting money.  Such is the case in Mexico City.

Story #3

To say things are different in Europe is an understatement, to say things are screwed up in Europe is also an understatement.  A women who was apparently the “prize” in an Internet auction of sex is now pregnant and has won a court battle to find the names of the 6 men she had sex with last year so she can find out which one is the father of her “Bonus Prize.”  We didn’t know hookerBay.com was such a popular site in Germany.

Story #4

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, the saying goes.  Well, Ireland isn’t Rome, that’s for sure, so they’ve got a different take: When in Ireland, make us do as you do back home.  A Member of Ireland’s Senate has introduced the idea of switching the side of the road they drive on (the left) to the other side because so many tourists have difficulty adapting to the switch, or so he says.  Now if we could just get the Scottish to admit haggis is gross we’d really be making some progress.

Story #5

We love Vegas as much as anyone, and what’s not to love?  No last call, cheap prime rib, the chance to strike it rich and every imaginable vice at your fingertips, even in a McDonald’s.  But is there really a need for a flying Vegas?  Don’t get us wrong, they’re free to try it, but of all the flights we’ve taken, never once have we thought, “Man, if only there were a way we could piss away more money to make this cramped seat even more expensive.”  Though it would make being stuck on the runway for  hours a little more bearable. 

15
Feb
08

Left-wing radio host’s child porn case goes public, Left-wing blogs remain silent.

Bernie Ward, arrested for child pornography, was the darling of the left-wing hate blogs.  When the story broke of his arrest, there were posts that defended him and fully bought into his “doing research for a book” defense.  Well, that day is done, and those posts are gone, thanks to this story.

A Google search for the name “Bernie Ward” still produces some results, though in news stories.  On Huffington Post you can still find some comments that talk about the “right-wing attacks” on their poor, sweet hero, but that’s about it.

On Daily Kos you’ll find even less.

No matter how they try to hide it, this disgusting pig is one of theirs, one they defended and held up as a hero.  Take a look at this story and see what he turned out to be.  Remember this next time they attack a conservative hypocrite who gets busted doing something they should get busted for.  It won’t stop the hate-mongers from trying to paint anyone who has ever met that person as being somehow personally responsible for the private actions of a sick person, but when they try that just remember the name Bernie Ward.

15
Feb
08

Are Obama and Clinton buying votes?

 Superdelegate can be bought.

While the public fight for the Democratic nomination continues, the private battle is the one where the money is, literally.

Superdelegates, the Democrat party officials, both elected and the elites, who get a vote in the nominating process for whomever they want, are getting quite a bit of cash from the two remaining candidates in the form of campaign contributions

While unseemly, it’s not illegal, though having light on this aspect of the Democratic party’s nominating process isn’t something that should make the candidates happy, especially Barack Obama.

Senator Clinton has donated money from her political action committee to 13  of the 109 superdelegates who have publicly announced for her, totalling $95,000.  A nice chunk of change, but nothing compared to Barack Obama.

“Obama’s political action committee has doled out more than $694,000 to superdelegates since 2005, the study found, and of the 81 who had announced their support for Obama, 34 had received donations totaling $228,000.”

The level of outrage thus far is muted from the media and voters, but this story is new.  If the final nominee is determined by a handful of elite elected Democrats who’ve received money from the candidate they support, the validity of the end result will always be in question.

The only way to avoid this possible showdown would be a united ticket, but at this point, with the blood this bad, that seems unlikely and would probably be viewed as disingenuous by the public.

Tough times for the Democrats.

15
Feb
08

No time for love, Dr. Jones.

Indiana Jones is back, in trailer form at least.  But the new movie is on the way.  Check it out. (Note, Paramount may force YouTube to remove this trailer, so watch it while you can.)

And, just because we like to take any opportunity to expose the joyless left for what they are, check out the anger and bitterness in the comment section here.  Some people have no joy in their lives.

15
Feb
08

Douchebag of the Week.

Douchebag of the Week!This week’s Douchebag of the Week isn’t an individual, it’s a group.  These people are more interested in scoring political points with their extremist supporters than they are in protecting the country and aiding those who have helped in that protection.  By now you know that this week’s winner is none other than the House Democrats.

They chose to vote to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers, former White House council in contempt instead of voting on the FISA bil.

While MorOn.org, er, MoveOn.org and the Kos crowd will be very happy with this blatant abuse of government (executive privaledge anyone?), the country can wait.

Congressman Lamar Smith put it best:

“On the eve of the expiration of critical intelligence legislation, the House Democratic Majority has chosen to put extreme partisanship ahead of our country’s safety.  Apparently, the Democratic majority cares more about the alleged steroid use of a few baseball players and the personnel decisions of the White House than they do about promoting national security.”

Congressman Smith is absolutely right.  But security can wait, right?

Speaker Pelosi, congratulations on your leadership skills.  And congratulations to the House Democrat Caucus, you are the Douchebags of the Week! 

14
Feb
08

This is a Code Pink protest?

In DC today, Code Pink, fresh from their loss in Berkeley, staged, or attempted to stage a protest today outside of an Army recruiting center.  We use the word attempted because there were only 7 of them and no one paid any attention to them as they screamed out “Stop, in the name of love” and encouraged people to “kiss, don’t enlist.” 

Judging by the reaction of the construction workers directly across the street, not generally known for their discriminatory taste in ogling women, the choice between kissing and enlisting the protesters, the Army had a very good day.

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PS: There are people in the background holding flags and countering these nuts.  They were respectful, which is much more than can be said about the Pink-os.

14
Feb
08

This may well be why Hillary is losing.

This video may well be why Hillary is bombing in the polls.  Sure, it’s not officially linked to the campaign, but good Lord!  IT IS AWFUL! 

We’ve never quite understood why Liberals are always claiming they want to “take America back!”  Back from what?  In the minds of Liberals are Republicans not Americans, too?  This song wants to “take back our democracy,” but doesn’t say from what or who (not to mention showing a complete lack of understanding of the fact that we’re a Republic, not a democracy).  So what is it?  There are always these left-wing hate conventions that are entitled “taking back” the country, or some such nonsense.  Why the hate?  Honestly, don’t understand it.

By the way, another reason this video is terrible, once you get past the music and lyrics, is the choreography of the dancers on stage.  They are reminiscent of Soy Bomb from the Grammys a few years ago.

Soy Bomb is probably a Democrat, too.
14
Feb
08

Putin’s Bizarre Threat

Where have you gone, Boris Yeltzin?  Oh yeah…

 Popular historian Barbara Tuchman wrote in The March of Folly about how governments often pursue policies contrary to their own interests. Russian President Vladimir Putin is virtually writing a new chapter to that book by repeating his bizarre threat to target Russian missiles at the Czech Republic and Poland if they go ahead with plans to base a U.S. missile defense system in their countries. Putin claims that this defensive shield threatens Russia. 

In threatening to target Poland and the Czech Republic with missiles, might Putin be giving those countries a reason to feel the need for a defensive shield against missiles?

14
Feb
08

Happy “Friendship” Day

Congrautions, you're a loser!Congratulations, you're a loser!Congratulations, you're a loser!Congratulations, you're a loser!Congratulations, you're a loser!

Michael Graham takes note of a growing trend to not let kids become aware of the fact that some people are simply more popular than others. 

It’s this Liberal logic that gave us sports without winners and participation ribbons.

Oh, and happy Valentine’s Day.

14
Feb
08

Stay Classy, Hanoi Jane

Jane Fonda is just as classy as she’s ever been.

…And Ted Turner let her get away…




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