Monthly Archives: October 2010

State Sponsored Cheating

Here is how Democrats win elections:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A public university in North Carolina is smarting after someone at the school sent an e-mail to students and employees urging them to vote early and help the Democratic Party.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Wednesday the e-mail was sent from the student-affairs division to about 6,400 staffers and students at Winston-Salem State University.

Manipulating elections is only illegal if your not a Democrat.

Wherein The Leftist Fails to Understand the Tea Party

I’ve long thought that the vast majority of the Left either fails to understand the point of the Tea Party or, and perhaps this is most likely, they are simply to ignorant and unread to understand it.

From Pajamas Media via TJIC:

A couple of days ago, Sarah Palin, working to keep up enthusiasm among her supports, extolled them not to take anything for granted; “Don’t party like it’s 1773”!

Now, if I were an ignorant ass wanting to make fun of my mortal enemy, even I would, while reflexively laughing at everything she said would stop mid laugh and think:

Wait.  WTF.  1773?  Why would she say THAT date.  I mean, it would be funny if she said, “Don’t party like it’s 2000”, or “Don’t party like it’s 2010” or some other nonsense.   But 1773?

But no.  The ignorant Leftists simply LOVE to hate her and attacked out of hand:

“Shes so smart”

But check this out:

The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.

Par for the course Leftist.  Par for the course.

Race Relations: Unintended Consequences

Much progress has been made in race relations in the last generation.  And,, I suspect, more progress will YET be made as my children have children.

It’s the nature of human nature.  We adjust, albeit slowly, to injustice and build a more noble character.

But sometimes the simple and slow march of time isn’t satisfying enough.  We find that we must do more.  And do it now.

So, well, so we do.  And we sometimes find that what we get isn’t what we want.

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Luck and Skill

Like just about everything else, football is a game that combines intuition, skill and luck.  There are a lot of things that are repeatable and therefore predictable.  Equally, there are a lot of things that are just dumb luck.

Things that are predictable?

Offensive Passing Efficiency.

Things that are Dumb Luck?

Defensive Interceptions.

And one other very important thing that is often just dumb luck.

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Ya Get Some Right and Ya Get Some Wrong

It takes a lot of work and time and patience to get it right.  And even WITH all that investment in discipline, the most accomplished master is going to have a moment or two when he looks at his creation and….

Tosses it back.  Does it over.  Learns from his blemish.

Political movements are no different.

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One Minus One Does Not Equal Zero

Long long ago mothers used to tell their kids stories that would frighten them into behaving.  Monsters roamed the forests.  Trolls loomed under stone bridges.  Mostly it worked.

Then us kids invented the internet and we googled monsters, trolls and mothers.

Turns out it was all a lie.  A lie invented to trick us into acting a certain way.

Mothers may have learned that we don’t react in the same way.  Liberals haven’t.

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Wanna Know What Makes a Democrat Angry?

When a robbery victim has the gall to try and get their money back!

See, when you’ve made the leap that you can relieve people of their money because you know how to better spend it, it’s WRONG when those people try to get it back.

So, when those people actually DO get their money back, the best course of action is to demonize them.  And what better way to accomplish that than by releasing the hounds of war?

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We’re Goin’ to Mars!

A huge barrier to manned missions to Mars is the fuel to get us there.  And, from the astronaut’s point of view, to get us back again.

Seems we have a solution–Carbon Negative Rocket Fuel

Basically, burning CO2.

This should even make the greenies happy.

When Women Say They Support Women, They Mean They Support Democrats

The National Organization for Women.

Blessed organization.  Right?

I mean, from their own missions statement:

Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

Pretty good stuff.  For the record, NOW and I are in step on their stated issue pretty much 1 for 1.  I mean, who doesn’t wanna discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society?

Nobody.  Noble goals indeed.

So, given that this organization of women is looking to promote equality and justice in our society, who do you think they support for Governor of California?

1.  Meg Whitman.  Successful CEO.    Woman.

2.  Jerry Brown.  Unsuccessful politician.  Man.

Easy, right?

OAKLAND – In recognition of his consistent support for women’s equality and reproductive freedom, the PAC for the National Organization for Women’s California chapter today announced its strong support for Jerry Brown for Governor and condemned Republican candidate Meg Whitman’s treatment of women in the workplace and her failure to support a woman’s right to choose.



You have GOTTA be kidding me.

Given the choice between a vibrant,powerful and successful woman, NOW endorses the man.

Maybe it’s Whitman’s stance on abortion?  Let’s see:

“I am pro-choice. Personally, I don’t want to take the choice away from women and their doctors. The U.S. Supreme Court has fully established a woman’s right to choose. I do however support reducing the number of abortions in America and believe there are limits that can be put in place to achieve this objective. I believe for minors parental consent should be required.”

They lied!

But that’s not all Jerry Brown has done:

Brown left a voice mail for a Los Angeles police union representative in September. When his voice message ended, a private conversation ensued at Brown’s end, but the call didn’t disconnect at the union end of the line, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Brown, currently California’s attorney general, was talking about public safety pensions and the possibility of losing police endorsements to Whitman because he wouldn’t promise not to pinch them.

“Do we want to put an ad out? . . . That I have been warned if I crack down on pensions . . . that they’ll go to Whitman, and that’s where they’ll go, because they know Whitman will give ’em, will cut them a deal, but I won’t,” Brown can be heard saying.

Then someone — it’s not clear who — says, “What about saying she’s a whore?” Well, Brown says, “I’m going to use that. It proves you’ve cut a secret deal to protect pensions.”

Nice.  Whore.

Now, it’s IMPOSSIBLE for NOW to continue to support Brown.  Right?


“Meg Whitman could be described as ‘a political whore.’ Yes, that’s an accurate statement,” Bellasalma, President of California NOW,  said.

Amazing.  The female President of a National Women’s Organization calls the woman in the campaign a whore.

NOW has never been an organization that supports women.  NOW is a liberal, feminist partisan organization made up of women.  But I could have got that had I read THIS part of their Mission Statement:

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States.



Arctic Sea Ice

It’s been awhile since I posted on the extent of the Arctic Sea Ice.

Don’t forget, in 1970, speaking for Earth Day, the noted Kenneth Watt said this:

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

Arctic did not go ice free.  At all.  Or even come close.

After being the most expansive in the last 9 years during April it slid to the least expansive in 9 years during June.  Now, the ice has recovered and is hummin along at just about average.

And don’t forget this:

The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met with as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.
Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts, which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

That is an article from the Washington Post. November 1922.