Sunday, September 30, 2007

Axis of Idiocy

Three different Democrats, three idiotic ideas. In the past week, these are the stories that raised my blood pressure a little:

#1: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (a Democrat liberal enough to represent San Francisco) said that a border fence between the US and Mexico is "a terrible idea." She argues that some border towns would then have a wall running through them, dividing communities. Oh, and drug runners, criminals and terrorists (yes, many Mexicans are just looking for work, but a high percentage are not) would have a harder time getting into this country illegally.

#2: Pretend for a moment that Rush Limbaugh or George W. Bush said the following about African-American males: “We cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They’re all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two.” Is this not an incredibly racist, pessimistic, and idiotic comment? In fact, John Edwards made these comments. A big part of being a Democrat is convincing everyone that we live in a rotten country that needs comprehensive change - more taxes, more programs, more government control. Thus, things must always be going badly. If the country is getting better, Republican ideas of less government and lower taxes make more sense to the average person. National Review Online clears up some of the misconceptions that Edwards is perpetuating. African-American males 18-24 are four times as likely to be in college as in jail and there are more in college overall than behind bars. And is racism by whites the reason so many African-American males kill each other? I would argue that growing up in a single parent household (which our welfare system has helped promote) is largely to blame.

#3 Hillary Clinton announced a plan to give every newborn a $5,000 bond. When they finished high school they could use the money for college or to buy a house. This $5,000 bond program, which would cost $20 billion+ a year, would be financed by more taxes "on the rich." Usually the Democrats are a little more subtle about buying votes. The usual line is "vote for me, I'll raise these people's taxes and give the money to you using more social programs (socialized medicine, for example)." Now Nurse Ratched's plan is "vote for me and I'll take these fat cats' money and give it to you in CASH."

Thursday, September 27, 2007

But She's So Perky

In case CBS is still wondering why nobody watches Katie Couric (pictured after seeing her ratings), here's a clue. At the National Press Club yesterday she let this one slip (ht Moonbattery):
"The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying 'we' when referring to the United States and, even the 'shock and awe' of the initial stages, it was just too jubilant and just a little uncomfortable. "

I guess supporting, no wait, even identifying with your country in a time of war is too much to ask for of the mainstream media.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Face of Evil

Columbia University decided to give Iranian president (and perhaps the most dangerous man in the world) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a high profile platform to spread his vile idealogy. Caroline Glick notes in her column the hypocrisy of a university that bars the ROTC for it's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, but welcomes a terrorist dictator whose regime has a policy of executing homosexuals. Ahmadinejad has promised to wipe Israel off the map, which he believes will result in the second coming of the 12th Imam. Columbia believes it is fostering debate? I didn't know that the debate over genocide needed fostering.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Shrillary's Plan to Change America

In a recent speach, Hillary said, "I will bring my experience to the White House and begin to change our country starting on Day One." Steven Warshawsky writes in American Thinker about what she has in mind: socialized medicine and dramatic cutbacks in energy consumption. If she is successful, this would result in disaster for health care and our economy. In the '08 election, Hillary will make the case that America needs changing because it is not "fair" enough and the average American isn't capable of success, productivity and responsibility. The solution is more government control over our lives. Hopefully a Republican candidate can rise to the challenge, as Reagan did in the 80's, offering an optimistic vision for America, one centered around freedom instead of socialism.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Golf, Concerts, Little Blogging

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been busy. I went up to northern Michigan with some college buddies for our annual golf trip. 90 holes at Boyne and then my favorite course - Arcadia Bluffs. I played much better than last year, but not exactly good. I came back to a three day evaluation at the regional office. I finished just in time to see Wilco play a great show at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park. The lawn was packed, but we had some great seats in the reserved section. What a great venue!