Friday, July 30, 2004

And the Dems go home

Which some of the people in Boston are apparently quite happy to have happen. I saw a story on the NBC news about the various restaurants and such not getting the business they had hoped for, and actually losing business. One had a big banner that said something along the lines of "Hey Democrats, Thanks For Nothing! Go Bush!". I love it.

I also apologize for not posting more on the convention. The first couple of days, it seemed the loons were coming out of the woodwork. I really had to make some decisions on what I would comment on and what I would take a pass on. But it would seem that after the Johns showed up (Why couldn't the both be named Richard? Then I could have a lot more fun.) the party handlers corralled the worst of the offenders and got them out of public sight.

Of course, we do need to mention one thing in particular. No. not the Bush bashing--you should have expected that. It was the John Edwards speech and the "Help is on the way!" chants. This was a pricelessly funny moment as far as I'm concerned. Not matter what the problem, "Help is on the way!"
  • Can't pay for that Viagra prescription? "Help is on the way!"
  • Gasoline too expensive? As long as you don't drive an evil SUV, "Help is on the way!"
  • Can pay for college for the kids? "Help is on the way!"
  • Want to tell other people how to live their lives? "Help is on the way!"

And so on and so forth. People, let me tell you something. Even if the government controlled everything, they can't give everything to everyone. The Soviet Untion tried that--it doesn't work. Some people will be poor--it can't be helped. Some will be rich, but rich people don't cause poor people. Don't believe me? Fine, we're going to strip the 100 richest people in the US of all their money and give it to the "poor". Know what, you'll run out of money before your run out of the poor. Make it the richest 1000? 10,000? 1,000,000? You still run out of money before you run out of poor people. Poverty is like hurricanes--no matter what we do, it'll always be with us. You can't legislate (or tax and spend) poverty out of existence, any more than you can hurricanes.

I wonder if the Johns actually believe what they say, or is it all a sordid play to get power? I know what number my money is on.

All in all, the last 2 days were nearly content-free. If you were hoping to learn something about what these two men stand for, what they think, then you were surely disappointed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Need a reason not to vote for Kerry?

If you need a reason not to vote for Kerry, just look at the people he hangs out with:

Starting to see a pattern here?

Your past can haunt you...

It isn't getting much coverage from the Liberal-loving Left Wing mainstream media, but apparently a few years ago Teresa Heinz Kerry didn't like Democrats very much:

Teresa Heinz Kerry, years before becoming a Democrat, railed against the party's "putrid'' politics, said she didn't trust Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and angrily called the liberal lion a "perfect bastard.''

It gets better.  Enjoy.

Spaceman? More like Space Alien!

(via WorldNet Daily)

Does Kerry as spaceman equal Dukakis in tank?

It seems that some ace photog captured Kerry in full bunny-suit regalia during a trip to Cape Canaveral.  The late-night comedians got hold of it, the evil Republicans are emailing the picture to thousands of friends, and now the Alliance of Digital Brownshirts is blogging the daylights out of it.

Who cares if it equals the famous Dukakis tank photo?  It's way too funny.  Nearly as good as Kerry shooting skeet.

Bush and Kerry together?

Well, at least humorously.  I've seen this mentioned in a lot of places, but no blogs so far.

So here's George W. Bush and Ketchup Boy performing "This Land".

Your tax dollars at work

(via This Is True)

So a network administrator at a government agency sees blatant computer abuse, and as a part of his assigned duties installs software that will allow him to document the abuse.  Our hero gets the evidence and turns it over.  The computer abuser gets a reprimand, and our guy gets fired.

Yes, I said "fired".  Terminated.  Canned.  Let go. Shown the door.  Whatever euphemism you like.

Read the story of Vernon Blake, former employee of the Alabama Department of Transportation.  Mr. Blake, good man that he is, is fighting this.  He has a hearing in early August. I'll be keeping track of this issue.

You taxpayers in Alabama need to drive down to Montgomery and left your politicians and bureaucrats know what you think about such nonsense and the waste of your hard-earned (but easily taken) tax dollars.

Monday, July 26, 2004

I guess civility only extends so far

Heinz Kerry Tells Reporter to 'Shove It'

Let's see if she catches as much crap as Dick Cheney did.  But I won't be placing bets on it.

I wonder if it works on Democrats?

(via Worldnet Daily)

Skunk Gel Repels Drug Users, Prostitutes

Say What?

(via Worldnet Daily)

Iowa first lady slammed blacks, Easterners and Southerners as bad speakers

Lady, (and I use the term advisedly, but my momma taught me to be nice to strangers), at least I don't talk through my nose like ya'll  Midwesterners.

That said, I have to admit she does have a point, other that the typical Democrat point (the one they hide under their hats).  There are a lot of people in this country who can't speak (or write or read) a proper English sentence.  They're not all illegal aliens, either--many of them were born right here in the good ol' USA.  But due to a lack of education, a poor education (thanks to our vaunted educational system) or simply a failure on their own part, they don't have a proper command of the language.

However, our intrepid First Lady from Iowa apparently doesn't understand the difference between a regional accent and a lack of ability.  I'm from the South, and proud of it.  My accent is pronounced, and seems to be getting heavier as I age.  I can turn it off by act of will and early training as a debater.  But normally I don't--I like my accent, thanks.

Besides, it is a wonderful tool.  Fools from all over think that because I talk "funny", I must be "slow".  Heh.  They usually don't get to make that mistake twice.

Thank ya'll fo readin'.

I'm sorry--I'm WEAK!

I was hoping, I really was hoping, that I'd get through the entire Democrap National Love-In Convention without blogging about it.  After all, it the Looney Liberal Left in spittle-flinging full display.  Outside of Michael More (spit) who cares?

But I can't help myself.  The material is too good.  Let the festivities commence!

Sunday, July 25, 2004

What good can a handgun do against an Army?

(Pointed out on a Usenet Newsgroup.  Thanks, Gunner.)

What good can a handgun do against an Army?

I'm not sure what I think about this piece just yet.  I know I like it, but that's an emotional response.  I'm not sure what I think about it.

Two quotes stand out, though, in my mind:

"If every Jewish and anti-Nazi family in Germany had owned a Mauser rifle and twenty rounds of ammunition AND THE WILL TO USE IT (emphasis supplied, MV), Adolf Hitler would be a little-known footnote to the history of the Weimar Republic." - Aaron Zelman, JPFO


"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Winston Churchill

Ponder on those statements, then read the essay.