Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Not content to hit bottom, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid wants to get a shovel and dig
(Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday he is committed to passing both climate-change and immigration-reform legislation this year.
While the two efforts are widely seen as election-year long-shots, Reid, a Democrat, said, "I am committed to doing both this session of Congress.
"Others may have given up on immigration reform," Reid told reporters on Capitol Hill. "I haven't."
We've got some 15 million US citizens who are unemployed. Harry wants to give amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens and give them the right to work in the US. How brilliant!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Hank was a piece of work. No one could whine and wail like him.
Believe it or not, Williams was actually the direct precursor to Elvis. After Hank met his untimely death, Rock and Country went in two completely separate directions. I wonder what would have happened had he lived longer.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Not a thing. Read about it in a memo from congressman Scott Garrett to Valeried Jarrett
I was a bit perplexed by your comments during your interview on Fox News this morning when you highlighted the importance of addressing excessive risk taking in our financial sector but discounted reforming the two biggest risk takers in our economy -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Based on your remarks, it appears to me that you might not be fully informed of the facts surrounding these two entities, their government bailout and their continued excessive risk taking. With leverage ratios reaching more than 100 to 1, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s risk taking far outstripped anything that the private sector was doing. Given the importance of this issue, I wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with some facts on what many respected economists have called the “ground zero” of the financial crisis. Of course, you don’t have to take just my word on this.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I flinch whenever I hear that phrase. Read it recently in an Op-Ed about the UK government's response to the Icelandic volcano:
The decision to close the country’s airspace may be the correct one, though many in the aviation industry question the Meteorological Office’s computer modelling. The absence of internationally agreed criteria on what constitutes a safe level of ash for flying is also a serious problem. The UK operates a “zero tolerance” approach, more cautious than other countries with active volcanoes. While we may be well advised to adopt the precautionary principle, it needs to be based on sound science. Yet there is no scientific consensus [italics mine], there are no daily press conferences to keep the country informed, and no obvious contingency planning in case the situation stretches on for weeks. A crisis on this scale is a matter for Government.
Scientific research has been corrupted by government. If there is some government-sponsored research into the question of what to do about clouds of volcanic ash, the inevitable finding will be whatever those in power want it to be. For example, if leftist dogma mandates that volcanic eruptions are caused by crowd noise from football games, the 'scientists' hired by the government to research the matter wil find that is exactly the case. This will be the 'scientific consensus' of those few researchers who have access to, and control of, the research grants. This same group will 'referee' each other's papers in 'refereed journals'.
Patsy had the most beautiful, musical voice. Her sense of phrasing was immaculate.
I have often wondered if Patsy would have hit it big, had she been born 30 years later. It seems like all the female CW stars of recent times have to be supermodels as well. Patsy was attractive, but she didn't quite look like Shania.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Why haven't the left figured out a way to blame this on Bush yet?
PARIS – The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-eruptions Saturday that raise concerns about longer-term damage to world air travel and trade.
Facing days to come under the volcano's unpredictable, ashy plume, Europeans are looking at temporary airport layoffs and getting creative with flight patterns to try to weather this extraordinary event.
Modern Europe has never seen such a travel disruption. Air space across a swath from Britain to Ukraine was closed and set to stay that way until Sunday or Monday in some countries, affecting airports from New Zealand to San Francisco. Millions of passengers have had plans foiled or delayed.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Here is a typical example of what happens when you allow government spending to go unchecked
THE head of an Irish-American body, which has secured a controversial €20m investment from the government for a scholarship fund, admitted the group spent at least €900,000 on corporate entertainment over the past five years.
Trina Vargo, head of the US-Ireland Alliance, confirmed that about $200,000 (€147,700) has been spent every year on a pre-Oscar night party in Los Angeles.
Vargo, who earns $175,000 a year, also disclosed that €180,000 had been spent on a suite at the K Club for the Ryder Cup in 2006.
The estimated cost of corporate entertainment organised by the group – which is funded by the US and Irish governments and by private donation – for those events was €942,190.
This sort of thing happens at many state universities in the USA.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The PC thought police are responsible for the death of a good man in England:
A medical technician killed himself after being suspended from work after someone complained that he made a politically-incorrect joke about a black friend.
Roy Amor, 61, who was devastated at the prospect of losing his job making prosthetics, shot himself in the head outside his house.
He was facing a disciplinary investigation after suggesting to the black colleague that he ‘better hide’ when they noticed immigration officers outside their clinic.
It is understood that the man was a close friend of Mr Amor and was not offended. However, it was overheard by someone else who lodged a formal complaint.
And we're not far from the point where the left begin to herd people off to gas chambers for not agreeing with their agenda of hate.
Friday, April 09, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Mark Steyn laments the death of civil liberties in Canada:
Well, Ann Coulter is no longer in Canada, but 30 million Canadians are. So, for the sake of argument, let us take as read the frankly rather boring observation of the northern punditocracy that the whole brouhaha worked to her advantage, and consider instead whether the Canada on display during her 96-hour layover actually works to Canadians’ advantage. Which was the claim advanced by the eminent Canadian “feminist” Susan Cole appearing on U.S. TV to support the protesters’ shutdown of Miss Coulter’s Ottawa speech:
“We don’t have a First Amendment, we don’t have a religion of free speech,” she explained patiently. “Students sign off on all kinds of agreements as to how they’ll behave on campus, in order to respect diversity, equity, all of the values that Canadians really care about. Those are the things that drive our political culture. Not freedoms, not rugged individualism, not free speech. It’s different, and for us, it works.”
It is likely the USA is not far behind. We are already seeing how anti-freedom socialists like Henry Waxman are calling corporations to task for making adjustments to their financial statements for the impact of the 0bama administrations recently signed 'health care' bill.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Ever notice how, when Bush got into a dispute with a foreign leader, it was always the Texan's fault. Now when 0bama gets into a dispute (Sarkozy, Netanyahu, Karzai, etc) its always the foreigner's fault.
0bama is a total failure in foreign policy. He is cozying up to our enemies (Cuba, Iran) and insulting our allies (Israel, Afghanistan).