Saturday, July 17, 2004

Fighting the Left--the right way

(Via FOXNews)
Some people get to have all the fun.  Protest Warrior is hitting the Marching Leftist Morons where they live--and they can't do a thing about it.
Rats--there isn't a chapter near me.

Priorities in public education

This from the classifieds of our local paper:
JOHNSON COUNTY SCHOOLS.  Johnson County, where our Number "One" Priority is Classroom Teachers, is Moving Forward in hiring certified teachers for the 2004-2005 school year.
Leaving out issues of capitalization and the use of quotation marks, their number one priority is the teachers?  I understand valuing your employees, but I had this impression that the number one priority of a school was to educate the students. 
"Has something changed since I was in the public school system?" he asked, tongue-in-cheek.

"Liberal" = Bad? Well duh!

FOXNews has an excellent piece today, "When the Word 'Liberal' Attacks".
It seems the Socialist Democratic Party takes exception to the use of this word to describe their presumptive nominees:
"The problem that the Bush people have is they don't want this to be a referendum on George Bush and his four years as president, really," said Peter Fenn, president of Fenn Communications Group, a Democratic political media firm. "They want it to be a scare campaign focusing on Kerry and now Edwards. The only way they figure they'd win this race is to eviscerate the Democratic ticket."

Ah, no Peter. We want to eviscerate Kerry and Edwards, but I digress.
They are liberals, and there is simply no way around using the word to describe them.  As noted in the article, National Journal rated Kerry as the #1 and Edwards as the #4 liberals in the US Senate.  The record speaks for itself, and you can't run away from it no matter how much you'd like to.
If necessary, I can speak from personal experience.  I live in North Carolina, Edwards is one of my Senators, and he is both liberal and ineffective.  Credit where it's due, he is pretty.
Another nugget:
"Reporters sort of agree with Democrats that 'liberal' is a dirty word, so they get very defensive when the word 'liberal' is used," said Rich Noyes, research director for the Media Research Center. He added that four years ago, reporters were quick to point out Cheney's conservative record, while the major networks now seem "disinterested" in talking about Edwards' policy stance and ideology and more concerned with talking about his "cosmetics" and "political abilities" things that are essentially not that important for serving as vice president.

So I guess since reporters think the word "liberal" is a dirty word, they are ashamed of themselves, huh?  But again, I digress.
It's an open secret the press is dominated by liberals.  So of course, since they realize that most of us proles don't like liberals, they don't want to talk about Edwards' liberal record.  They may be liberals, but they aren't stupid.
Spew Alert
"I just think the charge is not sort of particularly telling," said Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. "All one has to do is listen to Kerry and Edwards, look at their proposals, read the platform and you'll see they made an extraordinary effort to repeat much of what Bill Clinton tried to do, which is to take his party more toward the center."
Hold the phone.  More gun control, Monicagate, bimbo eruptions, the biggest tax increase in history, foreign adventurism in the Balkans and Somalia, the only President in history to be impeached and he moved the party toward the center?!  F'ing SPARE ME!  You LIBERAL SO-AND-SO YOU!

LIBERAL, LIBERAL, LIBERAL, LIBERAL!!!  Defensive yet, you putz?

Thursday, July 15, 2004

One last thing for tonight

Read this.
Orson Scott Card has made his name by authoring books such as Ender's Game and the Alvin Maker series, but he's a keen thinker on a lot of subjects.  (Most really good authors are.)  I've met him several times (although I'm sure I don't stick out in his memory), and while I' don't always agree with him, his opinions are always worth reading.
He hits the nail on the head with High Bias.  The media isn't just liberal, they're fanatically liberal.  Which makes them even more dangerous, from my perspective.

The party of envy and hate

As we get closer to the political parties' conventions and the November elections, the shrill tone of the social left and their tame lapdogs, the "mainstream" media are really starting to get on my nerves.
NPR, which is usually just mostly annoying, is absolutely over the top.  ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN (spit) and MSNBC are trying very hard to catch up.  Most major newspapers are rah-rahing for Kerry and Edwards as hard as they can editorialize.  Left-symp websites like the Daily Kook, er, Kos are just beside themselves.
They can't believe that the Toxic Twins aren't winning in the polls by a landslide.  Why, that idiot Bush is not only still ahead, he's getting further ahead in many places.  (Don't believe me?  Read the actual poll results, not the headlines.)  Can't people understand he's evil?!
And there's their problem.  The Twins can't run on their records--if they try, they die.  They can't keep promising new programs--the tab is already $621 billion (or more, this is the Boston Globe after all) and rising.  They can't find anything good to talk about--it's all Iraq is a mess, the economy is a mess (as long as you don't read the financial stats, anyway), the country is augering into the ground.  They sound like Chicken Little.
Except when the hate for George Bush starts spewing out.  And that's what it does every time any of them talk for more than a few minutes.  The don't dislike the man, the don't disagree with him, they hate him.  Passionately.  If hate could kill, Bush would be a smoking cinder on the Oval Office carpet.
That's why I think Bush is going to win in November.  It may be a narrow win, but I think he'll win because the all-important undecided voters are starting to realize that the Democrats are the party of envy and hate.

More on ire

Well, it seems that the story of Ian Spiers, suspicious photographer of locks, (I blogged about it here) has been getting some play in the Seattle area media since I first saw it.
Photo student draws attention of authorities
We've seen the enemy, and he is us
I'm surprised that the national media hasn't picked it up, given that they could turn this to Bush-bashing so easily.  however, I've noticed over the past few years that it can take them 2 weeks to catch onto a story that is all over the Internet.  (Kind of makes you wonder why their sales and ratings are dropping, huh?)
I hope it does get some national play, though, so that this sort of nonsense gets into people's attention.  I'm all for defending my country, but the actions of law enforcement are getting more and more out of hand.  Only partially tongue-in-cheek, I wonder how long before the "no knock" warrants are used to go after "suspected terrorists"?  Or perhaps the suspicious get detained indefinitely without charges or trial.
Opps, we're already doing that, aren't we?

Houston, we have AC!

Actually, we've had it since Monday night, but with ball games, removing the window airconditioner that I was using to keep the house tolerable and assorted other obligations, I'm just now able to blog at all.
The service guy was victimized by a typo in the installation instructions--they reversed the hot and ground lugs on the wiring diagram, thereby creating a dead short.  He blew 3 transformers before wiring a fuse in line with the transformer to keep it from happening again.  So I benefit not only from the new and improved board (which is also fused) but the fuse for the transformer as well.
And I now know a lot more about how HVAC works.  Expensive education, but at least I got a bonus out of the deal.