Feb 23, 2007

Governor rebukes State climate skeptic

Ruth Ann Minner, the Governor of Delaware, has ordered the Delaware State Climatologist to stop using his title in public statements on climate change, citing a clash of views on global warming and confusion over the position's ties to the administration.

The Governor, a Democrat, does not like dissenting views.

Minner, who made the directive in a letter, described the move as a way to "clarify" the role of David R. Legates, a prominent skeptic of views that human activities are warming the planet and triggering climate shifts.

Squelch opposing views.

Lenin, Stalin and Malenkov would all be proud of the Governor of Delaware.



Why do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front counter?

Why do banks leave all their doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?

Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and our useless junk safely concealed in the garage?

Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and then insist on a diet coke?

Why do they sell hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight?

Why do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering?

Senator Clinton vows to end U.S. arrogance

Hillary Clinton (pictured) said:

When I'm president, I'm going to send a message to the world that America is back - we're not the arrogant power that we've been acting like for the last six years.

She was basking in the applause from a predominantly black audience gathered for her town-hall-style chat in the Liberty City section of Miami.

It is interesting that the most arrogant figure in political life arrogantly vows to end US arrogance in yet another arrogant outburst.

Hillary must confuse arrogance with ability -- the ability to protect the country in which we live.

Every Clinton I know is arrogance personified. Maybe Chelsea has humility. Is running?

Feb 22, 2007

Helen Thomas kicked out of front row seat

The article, at the link below, glorifying the lecherous Helen Thomas (pictured) was nauseating.

It almost sounded like a eulogy. Maybe it was intended to be. Maybe it should have been.

Her chair in the White House briefing room was always intellectually vacant whether she occupied it or not.

Her crude disrespectful verbiage will continue from a little further back in the room from now on. Wonder if she will need help carrying her big brown bag of papers to her new location?

Helen Thomas has always acted as if was her lot in life to provide hateful anti-conservative “news” articles to the masses.

The article, linked to below, refers to her as legendary. Notorious would be more accurate.

As one person once said. “Satan is praying that she either accepts Jesus or lives forever.”


Power Line weighs in on Democrats defeatism

Power Line has a posting titled: “The limits of defeatism.”

These poll results [at the link below] suggest that, apart from the irresponsibility of their position on the merits, the Democrats' defeatist approach to Iraq may not be a winning political strategy. In fact, the Dems' approach may be a dubious political strategy precisely because of its weakness on the merits.

The entire Power Line article is here. The poll results can be found here (provided by Outside the Beltway).

Feb 21, 2007

Woman gets 2 years in jail for McMissle incident

A Virginia woman was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to two years in jail for throwing a McDonald’s cup of ice water into the open window of another car on Interstate 95.

Jessica Hall, 25, of Jacksonville, N.C., was charged and convicted by a Stafford County jury of maliciously throwing a missile into an occupied vehicle, a felony in Virginia.

The driver of the plaintiff’s car said he was “maneuvering through the stalled traffic.” The accused said he “cut her off” more than once.

The accused then drove on the shoulder of the road and “chucked a big, supersized McDonald's cup at us through the window.”

Inside the victims car there was a sticky, icy mess on the occupants and the inside of the car.

The accused will pay with a felony on her record and two years in jail.


= = = = = UPDATE = = = = =

The McMissile thrower is spared jail time -- gets probation. She is still a convicted felon, however.

She has been in jail since Jan. 4. Presumably, she has now been released. She must remain on good behavior for five years and also must pay fines and court costs.


Activists say let non-citizens vote

Immigrant-rights activists are renewing their push to allow legal non-citizens to vote in New York City.

A bill that would grant permanent residents and other legal immigrants the right to vote in municipal elections has been stalled in the City Council since last year.

"More than 50,000 adult non-citizen taxpayers in those two districts are disenfranchised by citizenship voting laws," said Cheryl Wertz, of New Immigrant Community Empowerment, referring to today's special election for council seats in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

How can a non-citizen, who has never been given the right to vote, be disenfranchised?

How many countries in the free world would you be allowed to vote if you were not a citizen.

Allowing legal non-citizens to vote would be the first step to allowing illegal non-citizens to vote which is close to happening now in Southern California.


Feb 20, 2007

Gore rules out running for president in 2008

Al Gore, former vice-president and failed 2000 presidential candidate, announced that he will nor run for president in 2008 -- though he did not entirely rule out doing so further in the future.

He said: "I don't have plans to be a candidate again and though I haven't... completely ruled out any possibility of running at some point in the future I don't expect to and cannot perceive circumstances in which I would."


GOP blocks Democrat sponsored Iraq debate

The strong leadership of Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell showed again as a “non-binding resolution” vote was blocked.

It was a brazen attempt by Senate Democrats to rebuke President Bush over his deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops.

“A vote in support of the troops that is silent on the question of funds is an attempt to have it both ways," said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the GOP leader. "So we are asking for an honest and open debate."

Senator McConnell is a strong Republican Senator, unlike Bill Frist who often backed down from the Democrats when the Republicans had a majority in the Senate.


Feb 19, 2007

If Hillary wins Dems want Bill to fill her vacated Senate seat

An article in the Examiner gushes with praise for Bill Clinton saying he should be appointed to fill the vacated Senate seat if Hillary is elected president in 2008.

Among other things the writer says Bill Clinton “would excel in the Senate.”

He is also pretty darn good with cute female political interns. Hillary would need to insist he stay out of the Oval Office at all times.

The "Bill gushing" made me ill about halfway though the article and didn’t finish it. Picture above shows Bill and Monica.


Global warning: what scientific consensus?

Scientific consensus on global warming? Not so fast. Just because global warming has gone political and promoted by political liberals in this country, doesn’t really mean there is a true consensus. A consensus of the liberal scientists who are “following the leader” really isn’t that meaningful.

"Scientific consensus!" chants the mainstream media in America when it comes to global warming. Not so long ago, that would have been the end of the story for nearly everyone.

One of the pleasures of the Internet is coming across first-class publications - newspapers, magazines, and the like - that might never have been available to ordinary people in the pre-wired world. Newspapers like The Scotsman and the Sydney Morning Herald, far superior to their equivalents here in the U.S., open windows to other points of view and often contain information impossible to find in the domestic media.

More of this story here.

Feb 18, 2007

Running away

A doctor told his patient to get more exercise if he wanted to improve his sex life. The doctor said. “run ten miles every day”.

Two weeks later the man called his doctor. The doctor asked, “how is your love life since you have been running?”

The man said, “how do I know? I’m 140 miles from home!”

GIs’ lives ‘wasted’ was slip of tongue says Obama

Barack Obama (pictured) told a crowd in Iowa that the nation’s Iraq war dead were lives “wasted” then claimed it was a “slip of the tongue.”

In talking to the Des Moines Register newspaper later, he did some Kerry backpedaling by explaining … “what I meant to say was”…

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s decision to not enter the 2008 race was blamed in part on a bipartisan backlash from his remark that people who did poorly in school would end up “stuck in Iraq.” He later claimed his remark was misinterpreted and said he was sorry if anyone was offended.

What sunk the Kerry bid to run again for the presidency may not derail Barack Hussein Obama. Why? Obama is still the darling of the media and can do no wrong right now.

Kerry, on the other hand, broke their hearts in 2004 when he blew leads in the polls and managed to pull defeat from the jaws of victory in the last presidential election. The liberal media seemed to be looking for just such a gaff to keep on the front page long enough to bury Kerry’s plans to run again.

In the meanwhile, the misspeaking Obama can do no wrong even though critics say the speech was scripted and the
comment was intentional.