Saturday, September 19, 2009

Some good news

Mecklenburg District Attorney Peter Gilchrist said Friday he won't charge 76-year-old C.L. McClure in the shooting death of a 15-year-old who police said was part of a home invasion robbery at McClure's northeast Charlotte house.

Normally I'd raise hell over how long it took to reach this conclusion, but Mr. McClure's actions complicated this situation for law enforcement.  However, I do think that this is the correct decision, and I'll give DA Gilchrist points for that.

And yes, North Carolina is one of them

Fiddling with your iPhone behind the wheel can get you fined across much of the nation. But many states are more than happy to tweet you with up-to-the-minute directions on how to steer clear of a traffic jam.

 North Carolina bans texting behind the wheel

and

NC DOT--Stay informed with Twitter

Coming soon...NC Highway Patrol--writing your ass a ticket.  Along with Revenue Enhancement--a North Carolina Tradition.

This state is getting to be such a joke.  I wonder if Texas would grant me refugee status?

I know how to save North Carolina government $millions

Shut down the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Really.

You may remember the instance some months ago when "activists" shut down a speech by former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo, who was in town to speak out against tuition benefits for illegal aliens.  (Which, by the way, it looks like we're getting despite popular disapproval.)

Well, the smarmy little cowards activists are back, this time posting threatening and harassing posters around the campus, trying to put pressure on Youth for Western Civilization and their adviser Elliot Cramer.  Cramer, when informed of this by YWC chapter President Nikhil Patel, told Patel, with a cc: to UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, that he was unconcerned.  In the best tradition of the armed American, he noted that "I have a Colt .45, and I know how to use it. I used to be able to hit a quarter at 50 feet seven times out of ten."

Chancellor Thorpe, man of action, quickly took control of this situation, by banning the threatened/ harassed group.

Yes, you're reading that correctly.  He banned Youth for Western Civilization, apparently because their faculty advisory, who is legally entitled to do so under North Carolina law, was ready to defend himself against a threat to his person.

I used to live in Chapel Hill many years ago, and UNC-CH was a leftist hell-hole then, but the town was a nice place despite that.  I don't know what the town is like now, but apparently the university is a wholly owned subsidiary of UC-Bezerkley.

As an NC taxpayer, I am appalled at the things the money that is taken from me against my will is used to fund.  I'm also glad that Daughter is not involved in the UNC system.  Trust me when I tell you that Son will not be, either.

Should you care to address this issue with Mr. Thorpe directly, you can reach him at

Office of the Chancellor
103 South Building
Campus Box 9100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9100

chancellor@unc.edu
Phone: (919) 962-1365
Fax: (919) 962-1647

Be polite.  You wouldn't want him to spring into action against you, would you?  Oh, and tell him that I was nice, and didn't post his home address.

Friday, September 18, 2009

OMG!! Racists!!

Ye Old Furt has found racists!  Racists at a Tea Party!  Quick--Call Pelosi!  Call MSNBC!  Call the SEIU!  Call...uh, wait a second...this guy isn't white....

Never mind.

Weren't we talking about "revenue enhancement" earlier today?

Be careful what you put in that yard sale, Citizen.

For the children, of course.

A new resource

Here's a new resource in the fight against Big Government. Use it in fiscal health.

Pandering to the illegals again

Colleges may take illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants may be allowed back into the state's community colleges, but under restrictions likely to exclude all but a handful.

You may ask yourself "If the restrictions are so heavy that only a handful will be admitted, what's the problem?"

Well, Virginia, it's because this is "the camel's nose under the tent". Next, in a year or two, we'll hear about how "unfair" this policy is, and how we should be more sympathetic to the educational needs of these people, and how the rules ought to be "loosened". Pretty soon, illegal aliens will just be admitted the same way anyone else is, under the same conditions, and with full access to government programs for funding their education.

One step closer to the Democrat's dream of making them all citizens--because that's the only "fair" thing to do.

Here's an interesting revenue enhancement program

If you've been reading me for a while, you know that I view the various sorts of law enforcement "crackdowns" as nothing more than thinly disguised attempts to bring in more money to our government, rather than sincere attempts to protect the public. Usually, these actions revolve around the roads, with speeding crackdowns among the favorites.

I guess that motorists aren't generating enough revenue these days. Boaters beware.

Lake Norman patrol cracks down on dangling
It's illegal but common to ride on a boat's bow. Officials cite risk of falling off, being run over.


Make sure you read the comments--it seems that "We the People" are starting to wake up to this scam.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Big surprise

Those of us who distrust the current "leadership" provided the Democrat party have yet another reason to do so:

The Massachusetts House voted late Thursday to change state law to give Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick the power to appoint a temporary successor to the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy until a special election is held early next year.

The vote has drawn controversy because a 2004 change in the law stripped then Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of the power to appoint a successor if Democratic Sen. John Kerry would have won the presidency.

I wonder if there is anything they wouldn't do to keep their grasp on power. The next elections may be even more interesting than I was expecting.

"I Do Not Know Any Liberal Jews "

(Via TechnoYid)

This is an identity crisis that is most commonly seen among Jews, but far from alien to the rest of the West. Universalism has become the common form of moral rhetoric, the goal being to transcend parochial identities, to maximize diversity and teach the world to sing. "Don't the Pakistanis, Indonesians, Lebanese and Somalis have as much right to be in this country as we do," is the argument repeated from Sydney to London to Oslo. Substitute illegal aliens and you have the American version of it. The new 9/11 curriculum will ask students to decide whether America should defend itself, or embrace a "Global Buddy" system through soft power.

While the writer focuses on answering the question "Why are Jews liberal?", it's easy enough to generalize from his answer to answer the question "Why are there liberals?" I think the answer is the same.

Bailing out

President Zero has decided to bail out on two allies in what I believe is a blatant move for Russian "help" in another area, while calling it all "an adjustment".

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that it has made a "major adjustment" to plans for a missile defense system in eastern Europe, after a U.S. ally said the Obama administration is shelving the system altogether.

The proposed system was pitched as a way to fend off potential attacks from Iran but it became a major irritant in relations with Russia. President Obama faced the dilemma of either setting back the gradual progress toward repairing relations with Russia or disappointing two key NATO allies, the Czech Republic and Poland, that agreed to host components of the planned system.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell declined to give specifics about the new changes, but said: "This improvement to the system has nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with Iran."

Uh, yeah...right. Nothing at all to do with Russia. Move on, citizen--nothing to see here.

Welcome back to the Bad Old Days when Democrat Presidents always made it clear to our allies that the US was a fair weather friend at best.

Nice Change, Big O. Real nice.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Do you wonder what happened after Jericho, Season 2?

Yeah, I know. All of the "Nuts!" who loved the show want to know what happened after Jake and Hawkins made it to the Texas.

Well, now you can find out in comic book form.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Linda Rawles, RIP

Via Be A Survivor, I have word that JW Rawles wife Linda, always known on his blog as the "The Memsahib", has died after her long struggle with an unnamed illness.

As always, words at a time like this are wholly inadequate. James, please accept my prayers on behalf of you and your children. Be strong.

Can you feel it all coming apart?

(Via the Drudge Report)

The Big O has got to be losing sleep nights. The second black president of the US is losing his grip on the office of President of the United States. (Hey, talk to Toni Morrison--she's the one who declared Bill Clinton the first black president.)

From multiple cabinet nominees with income tax issues, he progressed to economic issues where is success has been less than satisfactory, unless you call running the federal deficit to unheard of heights "satisfactory performance". Changing the name of the War on Terror has not made it any easier to prosecute, and his policies in this area may have actually caused progress to reverse. Plunging headlong into health care "reform", he has found even members of his own party opposing his far-left agenda. Millions have taken to the streets in recent months to protest big spending, high taxes and increasing government interference in their lives. Questions of his very legitimacy to hold office still quietly dog him despite all attempts of a sycophantic media to portray the questioners as "wing nuts".

So here we have the demagogue, the Huey P. Long of our time, still bombastically telling us that his agenda for the country must be passed.

Dear President, can you feel your grip slipping? Do you hear that voice in your ear telling you that "Thou art mortal"?

2010 is coming, and with it the beginning of your time as "lame duck". None to soon for me.