Brazil Requires Literacy For a Seat In Their Congress. When Will Lancet Magazine Require The Same of Scientific Authors?
November 11th was a happy day in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was even happy for a guy named Tiririca who has just been elected to Brazil’s national legislature. The Brazilians have just one-upped California’s continued re-election of Barbara Boxer. Tiririca, “Grumpy” in Portuguese, is a professional circus clown – not one of the NCAA-like amateurs we elect up here in the states. Regrettably, the Brazilian | Read More »
A Farewell to (Philosopher) Kings
p> I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University. – William F. Buckley (HT: Brainyquote.com) Dr. David Evans says openly what the Gods of The Copybooks fear to say aloud. Namely that “The Western Climate Establishment is Cheating.” This doesn’t involve one or two rogues with | Read More »
Blood Simple Like The Natives
“This damned burg’s getting me. If I don’t get away soon I’ll be going blood-simple like the natives.” – The Continental OP Red Harvest Dashiell Hammett It was last September, two months before Nancy Pelosi was blessedly silenced as House Speaker. Senator Jim Webb met President Barack Obama. They ended up talking healthcare reform. Senator Webb felt concerned. President “This time they’ve got me” was | Read More »
Helicopter Ben and Why They All Seem To Hate Us.
“The international community has every reason to feel worried, so the U.S. side owes it a proper explanation for the move,” Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai from China (HT: My Way News) They seem to hate us because our Federal Reserve Chairman feels like detonating the US Dollar. Hyperbole aside, what Ben Bernanke has done has announced a program to add $600Bn of liquidity to | Read More »
The Tea Party’s Red Harvest
“Plans are all right sometimes … And sometimes just stirring things up is all right – if you’re tough enough to survive, and keep your eyes open so you’ll see what you want when it comes to the top.” – Dashiell Hammett from Red Harvest (HT: Spengler) Like the town nicknamed “Poisonville” in the Dashiell Hammett novel Red Harvest, corruption had become the official indoor | Read More »
One Day’s Clarity Amid A Life of Delusion.
It was the “Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear.” It was yet another effort to sway the election by John Stewart and Stephen Colbert who were, of course, “just kidding.” Yet they weren’t joking. They needed to restore sanity, but they had no need to worry about the fear. They were feeling it. The rally consisted of one large group of privileged white people who are mortally | Read More »
My Shortest RS Diary Evah!
Vote like only 1 vote in America matters tommorrow. YOURS!
Bill Clinton Is NOT Succeeding As Winston Wolfe
Just because you are a character doesn’t mean that you have character. -Winston Wolfe (HT: IMDB) So what do the Democrats want from Bill Clinton right about now? It’s a good question and the answer would depend upon which one you asked. A more pointed and accurate one would be what does Bill Clinton want for himself? Apparently, he wants to spend his Ex-Presidential years | Read More »
The Growling PUMAs Hunt The Red-Livered Obamacrat. (And Jacksonians KNOW a Thing or Two About Hunting…)
We will not forget those Obamacare votes. We will not forgive being called a racist because we don’t support this terrible man and his awful agenda. We will not be silenced. -Kevin Dujan (HT: HillBuzz.com) In 2008, a movement was born. In 2008 the GOP seemed like a dying man crawling his last 100 yards through the desert. In 2008, it appeared the Democratic Party | Read More »
The Path of The Righteous Man
The Minnesota Democratic Farm Labor Party (much less poetic a name than INGSOC), has just issued a mailer featuring a nice, happy picture of a Catholic Priest. The Priest wears a happy red, white and blue button. It reads “Ignore the Poor.” I’m not Catholic myself, but the insult bristles. When Christophobic bigotry on the Taliban Dan Level becomes a part of the daily discourse, | Read More »
The Wheels On The Bus Go Flying Off
“we can’t have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.” – Barack Obama, Part-Time president, Full-Time Ass. (HT: Pajamas Media ) Barack Obama has lost it. He no longer even pretends to care about most of the American People. His | Read More »
The Fox News “Lawn Jockey” and The Tolerant Left
Juan Williams’ firing did not happen in a vacuum. It happened in the context of him having been the official Fox News lawn jockey stooge for years. -Tolerant Liberal Doug J., Balloon Juice.com (HT: Legal Insurrection.com) Oh my God, save our Democracy. Black Man, Juan Williams, just lost his mind! At least that’s what NPR CEO, Vivian Schiller, had to say when asked why she | Read More »
The Land of The Less Free and The Home of The Flak Catchers – 9-11 Worked Like Hell
To dispel this long-standing doubt and simmering distrust toward Muslims in America, the greater population of peace-loving Muslims needs to give voice to a sustained public denunciation that expresses their outrage toward violent Muslim extremism. Unless and until that happens, it is very likely that there will continue to be confusion about the use of the phrase, “violent Muslim extremists.” -Poster Atrader (HT: Business Insider) | Read More »
Rand Paul Was Magnificently Right!
If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself. -Spanish Proverb (HT: The Quotations Page) There are occasions when a gentleman does not shake hands indiscriminately. There have to be some refusals, or the gesture no longer retains value or meaning. In his most recent debate with Jack Conway, GOP Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul exercised exceptional philosophical judgment by not according Jack Conway | Read More »
Texas Kicks Some (Redacted)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. – Rich Lowry (HT: RealClearPolitics) So what happens when a state government governs a state with as light of a touch as possible? What really happens when a place deregulates on a major scale? | Read More »
The GOP Should Be More Like China – (At Least In Dealing With Barackian Dualism)
“It’s totally wrong to blame the yuan for the Sino-U.S. trade imbalance,” he said, “The Chinese yuan shouldn’t be a scapegoat for the U.S.’ domestic economic problems.” – Yao Jian, Chinese Ministry of Commerce. (HT: telegraph.com) It was scant hours before the US government intended to bash China for its purportedly unfair trade practices. Unofficial Obama Administration Economic Spokesman, George Soros, was warning the Chinese | Read More »
Fraud, Feudalism and (Edited)-Up Foreclosures
Without Due Process Of Law we are nothing as a nation. We have descended into a feudal system where the only real law is that which someone enforces at the end of a rifled barrel. – Karl Denninger (HT: The Market Ticker) When I first heard talk about the possibility of a foreclosure moratorium, slammed down hard, 1 month before the 2010 midterm election, I | Read More »
Jerry Brown – NOW More Than Ever
A nation is never really beaten until it sells its women. – Spengler (HT: Asia Times Online) That didn’t take long. Like a battered woman, returning faithfully to a meth-addicted boyfriend, in a soiled “wife-beater” T-Shirt, NOW has pledged anew its fealty to the repugnant Jerry Brown. They endorsed him for Governor of California in his race against successful career woman Meg Whitman. “As Governor, | Read More »
A Few Rounding Errors Amongst Friends
What does cause tremendous health affects is unemployment. – Dr. James Enstrom (HT: Martinezgazette.com) The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been caught making environmental policy based on badly flawed and intentionally dishonest estimates of PM2.5 pollution admissions. How bad is bad? Try a 340% overestimation of diesel particulate pollution levels? No way? Way!!
Tea Party Vs. Oligarchical Collectivists – America’s New Two Party System
If you’re like me, and you utterly waste waaay too much of your life following politics, you’ve probably fantasized about what the perfect 3rd party could bring to America. At times, during the current election cycle, I thought I was watching that party evolve. The Tea Party seemed to have that awesome potential. But no, it wasn’t to be. The Tea Party just restored our | Read More »