Archive for 21 Apr 2009

I saw this was scrawled on the Castle wall, which is where I stole borrowed it from.

17 QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A GOOD LIBERAL

1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are more of a threat than nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iran or Chinese and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical changes in the earth’s climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUVs.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being homosexual is natural.
7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can’t teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

9. You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but PETA activists do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

12. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

13. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln.

14. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

15. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge.

16. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag queens and transvestites should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

17. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right-wing conspiracy.

Today’s Reading List.

Again, not much time for analysis. I am up to my ass in alligators at work. Work comes first.

Teen craps pants after deputy surprises him (I changed the title a smidgen)

CENTERVILLE – A teenager suspected of car burglary was so surprised when he opened a car door to find a police officer sitting inside that he messed his pants, police said.

It happened about 1 a.m. Saturday as Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputy Chad Taylor was returning to his Centerville home from working a shift.

12 nations open naval warfare exercises off Fla.

By RON WORD

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. — Navies from the United States and 11 other countries on Monday launched two weeks of war exercises off Florida’s Atlantic coast that will include training in combating piracy and drug smuggling.

Movie Honors Holocaust Hero Robbed of Nobel Prize

By Marc Sheppard

Sunday night, CBS aired the Hallmark Channel presentation of The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, the amazing story of the Polish Roman Catholic nurse and social worker who smuggled thousands of Jewish children to safety from the Warsaw Ghetto.  If the name sounds familiar, it should — her failed 2007 nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize created quite a stir, particularly in light of who took the honor instead.

Today’s Math Question: When is $8 billion less than $100 million?

By Bobby Eberle

It’s time for a quick lesson on Obama’s version of “new math.” Everything might not be as it seems, but don’t worry, if Obama says it, it must be true right? Today’s lesson focuses on the fact that the budget-busting, deficit exploding, social-engineering, tax and spend Obama has now turned into a deficit hawk.

The Difference Between Them and Us

By Christopher Chantrill

As I walked through the tea party-goers in Seattle’s Westlake Park last on Wednesday, April 15, I couldn’t help noticing the difference between the people there assembled and the people you see on TV.

The Apology Obama Should Have Given

By Alan Aronoff

President Obama’s famous Apology Tour missed some of the critical aspects of American attitude and behavior throughout history for which we should express regret.

Those Who Secede

By Ed Kaitz

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s recent defense of the 10th Amendment has unleashed a flood of liberal outrage.  To our friends on the left, those who mention the word secession and federal government in the same breath are about as sophisticated as “beady-eyed stump jumpers” to quote from one of Mike Royko’s old columns.  In other words, only a knuckle-dragging right-wing extremist could find a way to oppose President Obama’s benevolent and compassionate autocracy.

Another day, another Obama flip-flop

By Michelle Malkin

More Obama backtracking that will not surprise you, via ABC News:

President Obama suggested today that it remained a possibility that the Justice Department might bring charges against officials of the Bush administration who devised harsh interrogation policies that some see as torture.

How’s the stimulus working out for Caterpillar?

By Michelle Malkin

You’ll remember President Obama’s aggressive lobbying for the porkulus package at a Caterpillar plant in February. Obama grandly promised that if the stimulus passed, Caterpillar would rehire laid-off workers – a claim that was refuted by Caterpillar’s CEO.

How’s it all working out for Caterpillar? Not so well:

Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest maker of bulldozers and excavators, posted its first quarterly net loss in 16 years and said full-year profit and sales will trail its previous forecast amid a global recession.