Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Taliban Dan

A harsh ad. The first thing I thought was "I would like to see the context in which this was said. Dan Webster was talking to fathers at a church group. This is what he said:

Webster: So, write a journal. Second, find a verse. I have a verse for my wife, I have verses for my wife. Don’t pick the ones that say, ‘She should submit to me.’ That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones that you’re supposed to do. So instead, ‘love your wife, even as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for it’ as opposed to ‘wives submit to your own husbands.’ She can pray that, if she wants to, but don’t you pray it.

As Fact Check puts it:
The phrase "if she wants to," though, shows that Webster was not imposing his "radical fundamentalism" even on the people at the religious training conference.

I may or may not disagree with these religious teachings but as long as it's not imposed on non-believers there can be no problem with it.

Here is Grayson's response: He states that his ad did not take things out of context:

To be fair to Grayson he made some good points regarding Webster's positions and votes -- I would like to hear more about this without the Taliban hyperbole.

God Bless Allen West (FL-22

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Politico: Black GOP hopefuls could boost ranks – to one

The Republican Party has nominated 14 black House candidates this year, an unusually high number for a party that doesn’t currently have any black members in its congressional ranks. “There’s been a perception that the black community is a monolithic thinking, looking and voting community, and when people see the average black person, they assume that we all voted for Obama,” said Timothy Johnson, chairman of the conservative Frederick Douglass Foundation.

That headline isn't too snarky now is it? How about this headline:

Female Hispanic Republican Gubernatorial hopefuls could boost nation's ranks - to one.

(Susana Martinez for Governor of New Mexico)
or how about

Child of Sihk Immigrants could boost nation's ranks - to one.

(Nikki Haley is running for Governor of South Carolina)


Vietnamese GOP hopefuls could boost nation's ranks - to one.

(Van Tran is running for Congress in California)

Nice, objective headline guys.

Susana Martinez and Nikki Haley are Historic Firsts

Following up on the Nikki Haley post, Susana Martinez will most likely become the first Hispanic woman ever elected governor in the U.S. She already is the first Hispanic woman ever nominated for Governor by a major party. What do you think: "If Nikki Haley and Susana Martinez were Democrats do you think their "historic" races would have been promoted in the MSM?"

I'm not into the quotas and "firsts" but we need to get past race in this country and one of the best ways to do that is to break the perception that Republicans are racists. As long as that mentality exists Democratic opportunists can manipulate people and continue this myth by saying "see look how many Republicans there are -- this is a racist country."

Having Martinez, a woman with Mexican ancestry, elected as Governor of New Mexico, on the Republican line is a big deal; along with Nikki Haley, and Black Republican Representatives such as Allen West, Florida (a big favorite of mine), Bill Randall, North Carolina, and Ryan Frazier, Colorado, as elected officals will go a long way in changing the narrative.

Monday, September 27, 2010

United Nations - One World Order

I'm not into conspiracy theories, black helicopters and the like, but I do have a visceral dislike of centralized power. One the reasons I so like the intent behind the US Constitution is that our representatives are selected by geographical areas and that the government is more local: where the states are responsible for all local issues and the federal government is concerned primarily with foreign affairs and inter-state issues.

Needless to say we have gotten very far afield from this ideal, so when I once again read that UN officials desire further extra-national power I was again appalled that such an organization exists. Personnally I would reduce the UN to one task, and one task only: a place to mediate inter-state conflicts; civil wars and genocide. Nothin' more.

Joseph Deiss, a Swiss politician speaking at the UN, stated that it was time for the United Nations to "comprehensively fulfill its global governance role." Apparantly this is not considered news the MSM. Thankfully this appalling statement was countered by the Czech President Vaclav Klaus who said: [quoting from a Reuter's article]

The solution to dealing with the global economic crisis, Klaus told the U.N. General Assembly, did not lie in "creating new governmental and supranational agencies, or in aiming at global governance of the world economy."

"On the contrary, this is the time for international organizations, including the United Nations, to reduce their expenditures, make their administrations thinner, and leave the solutions to the governments of member states," he said.

Klaus said that was a "mistaken assumption" and it was impossible to prevent future crises through regulatory interventions and similar actions by governments.

That will only "destroy the markets and together with them the chances for economic growth and prosperity in both developed and developing countries," he said.

Bravo Mr. Klaus, especially the statement that it was impossible to prevent crises by regulatory interventions. I can't wait for the US Congress to drastically reduce US funding of the United Nations and for a President who starts to limit US involvement.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Questioning the Competency of the Main Stream Media

I was looking up information on Ryan Frazier, a Black Republican looking to knock off incumbent Rep. Earl Perlmutter in CO-7, and found an article written by Rick Klein.

Rick Klein is the Senior Washington Editor for ABC News' for "World News with Diane Sawyer." He appears on "World News Political Insights," contributes political stories to all ABC News broadcasts and platforms and wrote The Note (from 2007-2010), a daily political blog and tip sheet that The New Yorker magazine "the most influential morning tip sheet in Washington."

Reading his bio you would think that he would know what he was talking about; that he would, at least, get the basic facts of the article correct. In the article about Ryan Frazier the first few sentences show that he hasn't proofed his work, and that he is making assumptions rather than presenting researched facts.

House candidate Ryan Frazier – one of several black Republicans who are running for seats in Congress this year – said today that the GOP can win support in African-American communities if candidates begin by simply asking for votes.

“Show up. Engage. We know where to find folks,” Frazier, who is running against Rep. Earl Perlmutter, D-Colo., in a traditionally conservative seat in Colorado.

The first thing is that Ryan Frazier's opponent's name is ED Perlmutter, not EARL Perlmutter. OK, that's an uncaught typo. It happens. It's not major. What is a important is the following clause that Frazier and Perlmutter are running "in a traditionally conservative seat in Colorado."

Not so. This seat was drawn up by a judge and designed to be as Party neutral as possible. Redistricting issues were all over the papers a few years ago. In 2003, for instance, the Democratic members of the Texas state House publicly left and went to Oklahoma to protest the way Texas was being redistricted. Rick Klein, the political expert for ABC News should have known this.

Regarding CO-7, the district in question, a quick search in the NYTimes resulted in this:

Leveled Colorado District Creates an Election Lab
New York Times
Aug. 2, 2006 — The remarkable thing about Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District, where Republicans hold a seat that Democrats are desperate to win this year, is that the fix isn’t in.

Unlike the vast majority of House districts around the country, this one, encompassing a thriving collection of Denver suburbs, was not gerrymandered to guarantee victory to one party. Quite the opposite. It is a freak of modern political nature, purposefully drawn to be balanced between the parties and provide a genuine test of the ideals and abilities of the opposing candidates.

Here's another quote, this time from Real Clear Politics:

The Denver suburbs stretch out across miles of flatland east of the city. In 2002, a Democratic judge selected the Democrats’ map after the legislature deadlocked. This map placed the newly-created 7th District in the Denver inner suburbs, and drew it to slightly favor Democrats. But Republican Bob Beauprez nevertheless narrowly won the district over a flawed Democratic candidate. Republicans tried to redraw the lines when they took control of the legislature in 2002, but the state Supreme Court found the new lines unconstitutional.

CO-7 is not, by any stretch of the imagination "a traditionally conservative seat." The first election in this newly created Congressional District went to Republican Beauprez who won a squeaker (47-47). In 2004 Beauprez won again 55-43 and in 2006 and 2008 Democrat Ed Permutter won by ever expanding margins 55-42 and 63-37.

I leave you with this question? How accurate is what you read in the MSM? Why do independent bloggers catch the professionals in such blatant mistakes? Do amateur boxers have a chance in hell against quality professionals? Hell no? How about in baseball, or basketball?

Bill Randall (NC-13)

Growing up in New Orleans’ (LA) lower 9th ward taught him the important connection between government integrity, personal industriousness and the achievement of a better life. He believes that politicians that ignore and devastate their voters’ dreams do not deserve a place in our government - they fail one of our Republic and Founding Fathers’ main beliefs - putting the people’s rights and needs first.

Bill Randall knows first-hand about the devastating impact caused by government programs and politicians, who advance themselves with empty lies and false hopes. He saw how this frustrated and pushed people down, forced a reliance on government food stamp and family assistance programs, and did not improve quality of life, pride, morale and genuine jobs.

Rather than succumb to this negative environment, Bill Randall emerged with a keen appreciation for a loving family, sincerity, true promises, a free market economy, military service and ownership of decisions impacting life, family, career and advancement by personal initiatives.

Randall For Congress

I wonder, is the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP rooting for Bill Randall over Brad Miller,his white opponent? No, I didn't think so. I hate group-identity politics with a passion but I hate the hypocrisy and the slimy, bigoted practice of smearing opponents with the "R" word. Yeah it works, but it's pathetic and when it doesn't work anymore all the edifices built upon this sh*+ will come tumbling down.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Socialist Mindset

Anti-development forces are always raising their head: demanding “affordable housing” before allowing a new development to go through.

Oh, you may say: “this is not socialism.” That may be true, but how would you classify this mentality? How do you describe the mindset that holds up the production of something valuable – housing – in order to make certain that “all” can afford a particular item the moment it becomes available; that something shouldn’t be created for the “rich” without also being available for the poor. That’s the socialist ideal. We hear it in housing, we hear it in the healthcare debate, we hear it everywhere.

Is this mindset “socialism?” No, it can’t properly be classified as such, it is something different. It is one of those states of mind that both results from a philosophical position and creates it: there is a chicken and egg aspect to it.

By not defeating this state of mind we are allowing the revival of socialism under another name. The results, of course, would be the same regardless of the name.

It is this state of mind that hinders and hurts our economy, our schools, our society. I know that many are “trying to do the right thing,” but in trying to do good less units are built; more time is spent in bringing them to market; and in that individuals and “society” is being hurt. As the saying goes: “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Society – for those who think in such a manner -- is hurt because we need more housing, not less; we need more housing by transit hubs, not less; we need more construction jobs, more tax revenue (from the sale of the apartments and profit from renting) not less. In the name of giving low income people homes we’ve hurt everyone and disproportionately affected the low and working class.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Daugher of Sikh immigrants becomes Governor of South Carolina (I hope)

Why isn’t the media promoting Nikki Haley (nee Nimrata Nikki Randhawa)? Why aren’t we hearing that there is a series of historic firsts in this year’s election? The first female governor of South Carolina; the first governor, male or female person of color; the first governor whose family is from South Asia. Wouldn’t this be a tremendous story for the media: South Carolina goes from being the first state to secede from the Union to electing the daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants as Governor of their state.

Why, because it’s not consistent with the narrative that the media wants to promote.

Joe Biden Predicts Victory in November

At a fundraiser for Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Joe Biden declared: “I guarantee you we’re going to have a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate. I absolutely believe that.”

I understand cheerleading and having to put up a brave front in the face of defeat but when you "guarantee" something and it doesn't pan out you end up belittling yourself.

From Kennedy to Obama

The Democrats have gone from:

"we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
January 20, 1961.


“It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.”

President-Elect Barack Obama
November 4, 2008

Of course, it's the Republicans, the Libertarians, the Tea Party people and the sundry of other limited, constitutional government folks who are mean and divisive and repugnant trolls.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Loretta Sanchez: "Vietnamese and Republicans are trying to take away this seat"

The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take away this seat, this seat that we have done so much for our community take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who's very anti-immigrant and very anti-Latino.

We always hear that the Republicans are divisive and fear-mongering. What do you think the media response would have been if a sitting Republican Congressman had uttered the phrase the "Hispanics and Democrats are trying to take away this seat." I think the "divisive" spin would be on 24-7.

I wonder how long it will be before the MSM plays this clip again and again while calling Loretta Sanchez "divisive."

In case it matters Van Thai Tran was born in Saigon in 1964 and came to the US a week before the fall of Saigon. Yeah, he's anti-immigrant.

Jimmy Carter is Hope 1.0

I'm not much of a National Review fan but this is an excellent cover:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Obama: Mexicans were Here Long Before America was even an Idea!

In a speach to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus President Obama said:

"Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexicans, to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land,"

Once again we hav another foot-in-mouth statement by our Commander in Chief. Imagine the ridicule if George Bush or Sarah Palin had said something this inane.

The United States declared its independence in 1776 while Mexico
Mexico declared its independence on September 16, 1810. The US became a country in 1787. Mexico was recognized on September 27, 1821.

For a little bit of geeky fun: Was the United States, THE United States under the Articles of Confederation? No, I don't think so. But, in a comparison to Mexico as per the topic, we were recognized as independent in 1783. So when was the birth of the United States? When the US Constitution was finally ratified on September 17, 1787? Or with the first election? Or when the first members of Congress, the President and the Supreme Court justicies were elected, approved and in office? We recognize the date of ratification as it's a simpler, more appreciable date.

Regarding the statement and lack of attention made to Obama's misstatements I must say that some of them make you wonder. The "57 States" quote is forgiveable, anybody can misspeak, I certainly do, and you can see a tired campaigner -- who thinks in terms of campaigns -- make a mistake as he includes Guam, Puerto Rico, DC, etc... and conflates that with States. Fine.

It is surprising he didn't catch it and go "oops, I meant to say 50, I must be getting tired." However some of the other misstatements have to make you wonder such as "speaking Austrian" or that the "Muslims invented the compass." Ow! Imagine the ridicule if George Bush or Sarah Palin had said that. Even people who didn't know that the Chinese invented the compass long before Muhammad's great-grand daddy was born would be laughing at Bush and Palin for being so "stupid."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Mob, Excuse me, Our Legislature

I've always wondered how much of political donations was "access" and how much was a shakedown. After all most legislation only mildly affects most people and some dramatically affects a few. Politicians since long before the United States existed have used this to their advantage.

I think the Congress portrayed in The Distinguished Gentlemen [LINK TO AMAZON] is a lot closer to reality than most of us would like to admit.

Which is why I'm for LIMITED GOVERNMENT.

Anyway, here, for your reading pleasure is Eleanor Norton:

This is, uh, Eleanor Norton, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Uh, I noticed that you have given to uh, other colleagues on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I am a, um, Senior Member, a twenty year veteran and am Chair of the Sub-committee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. I’m handling the largest economic development project in the United States now, the Homeland Security Compound of three buildings being built on the uh, old St. Elizabeth’s hospital site in the District of Columbia along with uh, fifteen other, uh, sites here for, that are part of the stimulus .

I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don’t have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it’s been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it’s been essentially in your sector.

I am, I’m simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds. And, I think it must have been me who hasn’t, frankly, uh, done my homework to ask for a contribution earlier. So I’m trying to make up for it by asking for one now, when we particularly, uh, need, uh contributions, particularly those of us who have the seniority and chairmanships and are in a position to raise the funds.

I’m asking you to give to Citizens for Eleanor Holmes Norton, PO Box 70626, DC, 20024. I’ll send you a follow-up note with appreciation for having heard me out. Thanks again.

You can find the audio transcript in numerous outlets.

If the above doesn't sound like a shakedown to you, let me ask how comfortable would you feel if you received this message and your business could be adversely affected by Eleanor Holmes Norton?

Again, this is a clear example of why I am for small, limited government.

I'm Hoping For Change this November

Thank you Obama, hopefully you are bring true hope and change to this nation: the end of liberalism/progressivism as a dominant force in this country and the rise of individual liberty.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Who says football doesn't make you tough?

University of Iowa football player Josh Koeppel walks away with only a few bumps and bruises after a pickup truck hit his motorcycle, tossing him into the street. The accident was captured by a police dashboard camera. (Sept. 1)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Harry Reid, The Gift that Keeps on Giving

First he comes up with the "Dream" Bill, [cough] I mean amnesty bill then he says the following:

"I'm going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He's my pet. He's my favorite candidate," Reid said.

Christine O'Donnell may not win but Harry just made it a whole lot easier for her to. This should be made into an ad and played again, and again, and again.

After all the knucklehead things that Al Gore, Joe Biden and Harry Reid say why were so many people upset with George Bush's mangled syntax?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tragedy in the Park

A few days ago a child suffered an asthma attack. Her mother, frantic with worry as she was rushing to a near-by hospital started going up a one way street. A policeman stopped her, and over her frantic cries he forced her to wait there as he wrote a ticket. She rushed to the hospital but arrived too later, her child died.

What ought to be done? Some say to sue the city for millions. What for? So the parents get rich off their dead child? Is this the proper use of our tax dollars? But we need to punish the city some say. Do we, or do we need to punish the officer? Some will say that we ought to sue the city because officers aren’t sufficiently trained in CPR. Officers can’t be trained in every life saving technique but they do need to be vetted for correct temperament and to have good judgment. This officer showed neither. If the city is to be sued it is for not firing this particular officer. (All this is under the assumption that the story recounted by the parents and by others is true.) However I do think it is a good idea to require the city to expand the officer CPR training and have them take refresher courses every year.

Some argue that punishing the officer isn’t a good idea as the officer doesn’t have much money. And yet why should the city be sued? Certainly this is not the fault of the city, and there is no way that the city could ensure that such an action doesn’t happen again. The only way the city ought to be sued is if stopping and ticketing people on their way to the hospital was city policy.

I have a child, I cannot tell you how devastated and angry I would be if I was in those parents’ shoes. If I was the woman I would have cursed out the officer when he wanted to give me a ticket and driven to the hospital with the officer chasing me. Yes I would have been arrested but my child would be alive.

Emotion and sympathy aside, what should be done?
If the allegations are true, the police officer should have all his accrued benefits: pension, vacation, etc… taken away from him. Whether the funds go to the family or to a general fund is a detail to be determined later.

The standard objection is that “the union won’t allow it.” I’m not for union busting but this BS of unions not allowing their members to be punished for their actions has to end. There’s a lot of good about unions and lots of bad. There is no reason for us, the public, to suffer for the actions of this officer simply because “the union won’t allow it.”

I have heard that there are numerous similar cases around the country. If true, if there aren’t allowances made for emergencies then this is truly something that needs to be addressed. If true I do not believe that this comes from the officers in question but is policy from above.

Officer suspended in ‘asthma girl’ death
Officer’s Actions Questioned After Asthmatic Girl Dies

Friday, September 10, 2010

Turning Plastic Back to Oil

One of the key factors the left always forgets is technological change. This, if true, would be a game changer.

Typically made from petroleum, it is estimated that 7% of the world’s annual oil production is used to produce and manufacture plastic. That is more than the oil consumed by the entire African continent. ...

A Japanese company called Blest created a small, very safe and easy to use machine that can convert several types of plastic back into oil. ...

Blest’s conversion technology is very safe because it uses a temperature controlling electric heater rather than flame. The machines are able to process polyethylene, polystyrene and polypropylene (numbers 2-4) but not PET bottles (number 1). The result is a crude gas that can fuel things like generators or stoves and, when refined, can even be pumped into a car, a boat or motorbike. One kilogram of plastic produces almost one liter of oil. To convert that amount takes about 1 kilowatt of electricity, which is approximately ¥20 or 20 cents’ worth.

Excellent resource on plastic use:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

If true then I guess elephants do fly

Jeffrey Goldberg, a correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, was interviewing Fidel Castro and asked him 'if Cuba's economic system was still worth exporting to other countries, and Castro replied: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore"'.

Fidel: 'Cuban Model Doesn't Even Work For Us Anymore'

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Imagine the Outrage if Bush Was President

We have the Obama administration advocating the police having the power to track you by putting GPS devises on your car; by warrentless cellphone tracking; and for killing US citizens by Executive Branch fiat.

There's nothing but silence from the MSM. There would be a drumbeat of outrage if Bush, not Obama, was the President.

Thanks to CNET, SlashDot, Slate and other organizations for publishing this information. I'm not saying that the MSM doesn't cover this, only that there isn't a "public outcry" against Executive Branch infringement of basic individual liberties. Compared to the Patriot Act, which extended existing law (except for money transfers) this greatly expands the police power of the state.

Court allows warrantless cell location tracking

Police Can Put A GPS Device On Your Car Without Your Consent

Intelligence chief acknowledges U.S. may target Americans involved in terrorism

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So Jews vote Democratic because Republicans are Racist and Anti-Semetic?

Two professors, one from Stanford and the other from Columbia University released a study in which they "explored people's responses to the economic collapse and tried to determine how anti-Semitic sentiments might relate to the ongoing financial crisis."

They found that roughly one quarter of the US population thought that Jews were to blame for the current crisis (moderately, a lot, or a great deal) with 15% thinking that Jews were a "little" bit to blame with 60% thinking that no blame whatsoever ought to be ascribed to Jews.

Now, who but Hitlerite nuts would think that "the joos" were to blame? Well 32% of the Democrats did and 18% of Republicans.

In their article in the Boston Review the authors write:
Interestingly, Democrats were especially prone to blaming Jews: while 32 percent of Democrats accorded at least moderate blame, only 18.4 percent of Republicans did so (a statistically significant difference). This difference is somewhat surprising given the presumed higher degree of racial tolerance among liberals and the fact that Jews are a central part of the Democratic Party’s electoral coalition. Are Democrats simply more likely to “blame everything” thus casting doubt on whether the anti-Jewish attitudes are real? Not at all. We also asked how much “individuals who took out loans and mortgages they could not afford” were to blame on the same five-point scale. In this case, Democrats were less likely than Republicans to assign moderate or greater blame.

State of the Nation: Anti-Semitism and the economic crisis by Neil Malhotra and Yotam Margalit

May I suggest to the authors that they look into the rise of anti-semitism amoung the American Left over the past 30 years?

Unfortunately the internals of the poll were not revealed. I would love to see a break down (between Republican and Democrat, income level, etc...) of people who selected that the joos had "a lot" or "a great deal" to do with the current economic situation.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Another Ignorant, Snarky Piece Published by the NYTs

Well, who would have thought, another ignorant and snarky article published by the New York Times. I would have commented on the site but it looks as if the Times doesn’t like competing viewpoints in their comment section. They close their comment section so quickly that I feel they only want comments from those for whom the NYTs is the FIRST read of the day.

Sarah’s Amazing Race
Published: September 1, 2010

Almost no one expected her to lose — certainly not the Alaska Democratic Party, which had dumped its nomination on Scott McAdams, the affable mayor of Sitka, a town with 9,000 people and no road access.

Only a fool from the lower 48 would say something as silly as this. Sitka is not an insignificant town in Alaska, whether it has 9,000 people of not. As far as having no road access out of the town, well neither does Juneau, the capital of Alaska.

Whether Palin’s backing made any difference to the 28 percent of eligible voters who flocked to the polls is unknowable.

Ms. Collins needs to review the voting percentages nationwide. Twenty-eight percent of eligible voters in an off-year primary is excellent. I’m sure that Ms. Collins knows that but wants to illicit sneers and snorts from her readers.

In her spare time, the former governor of Alaska is making speeches at $75,000 a pop. To which she must be flown first class, as per her standard contract, or in a private plane that “MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger.”

Does anybody doubt that the Palins had a simple life in the years before Sarah Palin was selected by McCain? Is there anything wrong with being able to command $75,000 for a speech? Regarding the Lear 60 or larger: The question should be “how much more expensive is the Lear 60 option than flying first class?” Gail, how about if you get a research assistant to look into this. Is there any reason that she shouldn’t have this option? She doesn’t pretend to be little-miss-housekeeper or struggling; only that she is still a down-home gal. It’s been two years since she entered the national limelight. Twenty-years from now, as a multi-millionaire, I don’t think she could still properly call herself a “down-home gal" but if Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, both multi-millionaires now, can maintain a "down-home gal" sensibility decades later why sneer at Sarah Palin?

A new Vanity Fair profile by Michael Joseph Gross suggests that Palin does still cut costs by being an extremely bad tipper. The piece also resurrects the charge that she does not actually hunt, and claims that Todd had to scour the neighborhood to find some moose to put in that chili when a TV crew came to call.

This is really stupid. His outdoor cred cannot be better. Only a snarky ignoramus could think that a small-town Alaskan oil worker and champion snow-mobile racer is BSing about moose hunting. As for having to scour the neighborhood for moose I didn’t read the article but how about this scenario: that the reporter comes; talks the Palins; the conversation turns to moose chili; it not being moose season the Palin’s don’t have any moose; and wanting to make some moose chili for out-of-town guests they “scour the neighborhood to find some moose.” The sheer fact that they have to scour the neighborhood implies that when the Palins were interviewed moose season was long gone and everyone was out of moose meat. DUH.

I must say, another brilliant piece published in the Times. It's a shame that many, otherwise intelligent and educated people, will fall for this trash.

Passing HealthCare will save the Democratic Majority

So after all those promises by Obama, his staff and the pundits, that if Congress "just passed healthcare" everything would be alright in the November elections. We were all told that the reason that Clinton "lost" the House in 1994 was the fact that HillaryCare wasn't passed. That being so, it was necessary for Democratic congressmen to pass ObamaCare in order to remain a majority party. Well, the elections are coming up really quickly and we find that the Democrats who voted against ObamaCare are touting that in their ads and those that did vote for ObamaCare are very quiet.

I would like to know: how many Representatives and Senators who voted for ObamaCare are now trumpeting that fact to their constituents?


Ryan Frazier (CO-7) is tied!

Magellan Strategies has conducted a poll on CO-7 and shows that Republican Ryan Frazier is statistically tied with Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter. (He’s leading in the poll 40-39).

Among independents Frazier is leading 37-27 with 20% undecided. I wonder how many white Democratic Coloradans who call for “diversity” are going to vote for Ryan Frazier? In the end the call of diversity always falls to the clarion call of “government knows best.”

Colorado 7 Magellan Poll

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Trinidadian Immigrant Selected by Republicans to be the Lt. Governor

Jennifer Carroll, a Trinidadian immigrant was selected by Rick Scott, the Republican nominee for Governor of Florida, to be his running mate. She was a US Naval Officer for 20 years and was first elected as a Republican to the Florida State House in 2002.

Jennifer Carroll is in the red at the right.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Those Tricky Racist Republicans

Those Republithugs sure are tricky. First they nominate a child of Sikh immigrants to be Governor of South Carolina, then they nominate Black representatives to seats that they might actually win such as Tim Scott (SC-3) and Allen West (FL-22) now a West Indian immigrant has been selected by to be the Lt. Governor in Florida.