Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $74,752
Woo hoo!! And now less than $14k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Articles Posted by .cnI redruM

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • President Obama’s New Foreign Assistance Program

    05/08/2009 6:11:50 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 390+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 8 May 2009 | .cnI redruM
    I imagine myself a cracker-jack vulture capitalist in need of a dandy new investment to beat MARR and make my money work for me – not vice versa. You couldn't put a gun to my head and make me invest it in the manufacture of wheeled conveyances at US plants. It’s nice when a major corporation full of professional money managers agrees with one of my simple hunches. It tickles my masculine ego. Regrettably, that major corporation with $15Bn to invest was General Motors. The $15Bn they’ve decided to invest in Brazil, S. Korea, Canada and Mexico came from US...
  • Canadians Should Feel Angry, Americans Should Feel Deeply Ashamed and Afraid.

    04/23/2009 5:12:30 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 28 replies · 1,309+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 23 April 2009 | .cnI redruM
    I find it tough having to disagree with my own country and admit that we’re in the wrong. With that stipulated; I’m going to hate the next four years of the Obama Amatueristration with a green and bilious passion. After Janet Napolitano’s recent outburst of paranoid, wrong and retrograde thinking, my nation owes the Canadian government and people at least as sincere an apology as those we’ve offered up to Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega for our continued apostate existence on the face of the planet. Barack Obama has hired a Secretary of Homeland Security that reflects both the ideology...
  • A Tragedy That Needs To Be Politicized

    04/21/2009 6:29:50 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 3 replies · 653+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 21 April 2009 | .cnI redruM
    Sometimes, despite the best of our intentions, the worst truly happens. Unacceptable and inexcusable evil strikes the innocent down dead. It does so for no reason, and it does so for nobody’s benefit. Evil, simply just is. Other times, the worst of consequences should and could have been prevented. Huntsville, Alabama teenagers Leigh Anna Jimmerson and Tad Mattle appear to have been stricken down by just such an act of unconscionable non-random malice. They were rear-ended by a drunken driver Friday night and killed. The drunken driver was obviously in our country illegally. I’ll repeat in a voice of outrage...
  • SETI and The Bishop of London

    02/14/2009 2:21:35 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 5 replies · 542+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | February 12th, 2009 | .cnI redruM
    The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) experiment ended up being far more successful as a marketing gimmick than as a science project. The intrepid researchers never found the little green men. Perhaps that's because they never aimed their high-dollar radio telescopes at The Church of England. The Right Rev Richard Chartres made the following comments that suggest his familiarity with how affairs are conducted on the third planet out from Sol is nodding at best. He addressed reporters covering the Church of England's General Synod on the financial crisis."Sometimes, people seem to be relieved to get off the treadmill and...
  • Every Ingsoc Needs Its Goldstein

    01/26/2009 7:14:33 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 610+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 26 January 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It seems our new President is no fan of Rush Limbaugh’s radio program. It keeps him from getting things done. According to the latest catechism from Saint Barack, you can’t listen to the guy and find room for agreement with others. I know how poor Barack feels. When I tune in from time-to-time, I find myself laughing too much. Rush prevents me from blogging as well at work. That Limbaugh guy has just got to go. As Barack laid into El Rushbo, the question that popped into my mind had to be “So What?” Who freaking cares whether Senator Jim...
  • The Attorney General of California Should Immediately Return to Earth on the Next Inbound Shuttle

    12/23/2008 4:54:39 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 545+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | Posted on December 23rd, 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It was an early scene from The Matrix, but even Keanu Reeves began to figure out things had just gotten really weird. He discusses said predicament with his wasted buddy, Choi. Neo:You ever have that feeling where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming? Choi: All the time. It's called mescaline, it's the only way to fly. Wikipedia describes Mescaline as a naturally occurring psychedelic alkaloid that is used to enhance transcendental practices. Apparently, serving as Attorney General, in The Great State of California, offers the office holder opportunities to experience transcendence; even without the pharmaceutical props. At...
  • What If They Gave A Cartel and Nobody Came?

    12/18/2008 5:27:59 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 634+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 18 December 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It’s official! OPEC will cut oil production by 2.2m Bbl/day in real terms. So far, this hasn’t re-inflated the price of oil. In fact, the current price on a Bbl of Light Sweet Crude has reached $40.06. Thus, despite a reduction in global production from the cartel controlling 40% of the world’s proven reserves, the price of oil fell 8%. This would remind Sherlock Holmes of the dog that wouldn’t bark. This drop in oil prices particularly baffles in the face of a collapse of value in the US dollar. Economist John Kemp offers his prognosis on the current health...
  • A Lying Bureaucrat is Often A Frightened One

    12/16/2008 6:22:55 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 475+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 16 Dec 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It doesn’t require a PhD in Male Bovine Scatology to detect the foul odor wafting from the following pronouncement by Professor William Ford.“This is really a great communications challenge,” said William Ford, a former Atlanta Fed chief who’s now at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. “It is going to take some educational effort to elaborate on how these policy options would work” because “people don’t know how to interpret what they are talking about.” When it comes to the policies employed thus far to combat our current economic downturn, people don’t have to interpret very much. The policies have...
  • Pelosinomics: Bankruptcy Is Not An Option

    12/03/2008 5:36:01 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 20 replies · 709+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 3 December 2008 | .cnI redruM
    On Wednesday, the Big Three American automakers converged upon Congress- with their Christmas List of unjust demands. These would be the terms by which they would continue to produce sub-par merchandise, employ large numbers of Democratic Party loyalists and manage a pension and health care system that no one in their right minds would want to take over as part of a bankruptcy receivership. The blackmail cost was originally $25Bn, but has now gone $9Bn higher. It will now require $34Bn in emergency funding for The United States of America to pretend it still maintains a viable domestic automotive industry....
  • Of Talleyrand and Jamie Gorelick

    11/12/2008 4:43:14 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 8 replies · 587+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 10 November 2008 | .cnI redruM
    People manage to survive in Washington, DC while adding nothing to the commonweal, and sometimes doing substantial damage. They have the dirt on their rivals, they know who’s butt to kiss or they just have a canny instinct that enables them to artfully duck at the right moment. I’m not sure which describes Jamie Gorelick, but like Arnold Schwarzenegger at the end of a Terminator Movie, it seems you can predict that she’ll be back. This time, perhaps, as President Barack Obama’s new Attorney General. In revolutionary France, Minister Talleyrand had a similar career to Jamie Gorelick. He worked for...
  • When We First Start Selling

    11/06/2008 5:49:50 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 6 Nov 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It was a while back in my chronological adulthood. I was under the delusion that I was cut out for professional sales. That delusion was a psychological adjustment to the fact that I had graduated from college amidst the 1991 recession, didn’t have credentials that would set the world afire, and couldn’t find much work outside the world of full commission sales. So I took that sack of lemons and tried to make some beverage. I took a job selling water filters on straight commission and convinced myself that I would dominate sales. I read Napoleon Hill, I read Zig...
  • Senator Obama's Calculus of Fiscal Deception

    10/25/2008 7:12:50 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 3 replies · 405+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 25 Oct 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Barack Obama has sworn up and down that he can pay for every dime of his new proposed Federal spending. Alan Reynolds, of The Wall Street Journal must be a closet racist. He asks the rather mean-spirited question How's Obama Going to Raise $4.3 Trillion? On one side of the balance sheet, Reynolds lists the potential credits against which the US Treasury will have to issue outlays. About one quarter of this the Democrats can easily comprehend. It is, after all, ALL BUSH'S FAULT. (Again, I lament the lack of html sarcasm tags.)The new president, whoever he is, will start...
  • Time For A Rudimentary History Lesson

    10/22/2008 5:31:46 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 469+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 22 Oct 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Ruth Marcus, Reporter for The Washington Post, is a fairly accurate barometer by which we can estimate how much our elite intelligentsia really understands the nation it condescends to and calls stupid. Cry the beloved country. Her latest reading shows us the presence of an intellectual low pressure system. Ramesh Ponnuru stands appropriately gobsmacked. Ruth Marcus writes, "McCain's angry denunciation of socialist wealth-spreading ignores the fact that the country has always had a progressive tax code." Not having vented her spleen enough through her slanders against John McCain’s campaign, Marcus then has to do violence to the history behind taxation...
  • So, What’s The Big Hang-up, Joe?

    10/20/2008 10:22:42 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 18 replies · 945+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 20 October 2008 | .cnI redruM
    A lot of people got really angry with a character named Joe the Plumber in recent days. He not only had the unmitigated gall to ask Barack Obama a question; he asked him a hard and rather loaded one. And that, according to the Martha Stewart Set, is not a good thing. So this low-brow, Chris Daughtry-looking plumber asks Barack Obama whether he wanted to raise his taxes or not. Silly Hillbilly – engaging in serious political debate is for the cool people. Presumably, arrogant, self-selecting, elitist creeps that the Joe The Plumbers-in-Training of the world badly want to stuff...
  • Deus Ex Machina

    10/16/2008 6:19:43 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 1 replies · 273+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 16 Oct 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Presidential Elections often change direction due to factors beyond the control of the competing campaigners. Often, unpredictable events occur, or something beneath the surface "just clicks." No one really plans these events, they just beset candidates for office. Like the infamous Dukakis Tank Ride, Barack Obama's Joe the Plumber Dialogue may have just given the GOP a gift from the gods. After that delightfully funny tank ride by Democratic Nominee, Michael Dukakis, the Democrats became a lot more careful in how they managed the stage during Presidential Elections. The tank ride was not a planned ambush by the 1988 Bush...
  • The Final Put Option

    10/15/2008 5:38:55 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 11 replies · 688+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 15 Oct 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Those of us who have read Ayn Rand can sometimes get too caught up in applying fiction to current reality. Yes, the state is overburdening, yes it will get larger and more obnoxious in the decade from 2010 to 2020. Finally, the man who would lead said state into a new era of statist dictates, doesn’t exactly surround himself with people who view America through a positive frame of reference. All of that stipulated up front, its enough to make paranoid people, well, more paranoid and more and more ready to Chuck the whole thing and light out for The...
  • Killing More Polar Bears with the WWF

    10/10/2008 2:40:25 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 2,040+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 10 OCT 08 | .cnI redruM
    The classicists argue as to whether Nero really fiddled while Rome burned. Yet the story is seen as apocryphal in the same way biblical parables and myths from Greek Mythology are often so viewed. That is because we all know people who have done just that sort of thing. It happens amongst us now – and on a grand and extravagant scale. Perhaps the most amusing recent examples of this sort of behavior come to us from both the business world and from our friends, the environmental movement. We begin with the detestable resort vacation taken by those corporate bums...
  • Threats From The Mouth of Sauron

    10/09/2008 2:43:23 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 12 replies · 631+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | Posted on October 9th, 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It seems James Carville and David Gergen just had to warn us before it became too late. They have to save America the same way Madame Royale had to save France. There would be “disturbances” if the “right” candidate didn’t win. David Gergen broached the topic with the customary subtlety of an advisor/hack from both Republican and Democratic administrations. "I think it's too early to declare victory, because Barack Obama is black," Gergen said Tuesday night. "And until we play out the issue of race in this country, I don't think we'll know and maybe (not until) late in the...
  • Staggering In Search of a Suitable Place to Die

    10/06/2008 5:08:50 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 21 replies · 981+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 6 Oct 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Americans are depressed about their current economic fortunes and in many cases their personal finances. In the case of some individuals who have invested/gambled more than they could afford to lose on real estate investments, the mordant pessimism may accurately reflect reality. However, those of us not familiar with the Fabius Maximus Blog, have not seen, felt or tasted the sense of doom that seems to permeate the air of Europe today like a dank, fetid humidity. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the UK Telegraph offers the following assessment of Europe’s economy. We face extreme danger. Unless there is immediate intervention on...
  • Environmental and Financial Activism: A Necessary Solution, a Luxury Good or a Harbinger of Tyranny?

    09/29/2008 5:05:31 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 3 replies · 240+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 29 Sep 2008 | .cnI redruM
    In less than one year since a German Environmental Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, referred to US President George W. Bush as a Neanderthal for not reducing US CO2 emissions more and sooner, the worm has now indeed turned. Gabriel opined in high dudgeon back in April of this year. In a statement called "Bush's Neanderthal speech," German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said: "His speech showed not leadership but losership. We are glad that there are also other voices in the United States." Sigmar is accurate that other voices exist. They may emit nonsense, but they do exist. Al Gore’s call for...
  • At Last, I Get It

    09/24/2008 6:33:04 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 25 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 24 September 2008 | .cnI redruM
    I’ll be the first to admit it. I’ll laugh at myself on this one so that you guys don’t have to. John McCain wasn’t sacrificing anything by suspending his campaign. He was calling “Vegas Harry’s” bluff. Senator Reid opined that he could read minds when he offered up the following bit of “truthiness” regarding Senator McCain’s position on the bailout. “I got some good news in the last hour or so … it appears that Sen. McCain is going to come out for this,” Reid announced. It seems Reid had described McCain’s actual position about as accurately as Senator Joseph...
  • The Laughter of Ken Lay’s Evil Poltergeist

    09/23/2008 5:01:17 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 142+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 19 Sept 2008 | .cnI redruM
    After six of the worst years that an American Corporate CEO had ever experienced, on 5 July 2006, Kenneth Lay died of a heart attack. After defrauding thousands of investors, including those employed by his own corporation, he doesn’t rank as a man that anyone will miss. He now lies dead, and his company may now be forever remembered as a laughing-stock of business ethics. However, given the recent behavior of the executive directors of Fannie Mae, I can’t help but thinking that Ken Lay’s poltergeist has to laugh at the hypocrisy as Washington’s progressives seek to get as far...
  • We Shouldn’t Hate Europeans, But They Might Just Bring It On Themselves

    09/23/2008 4:54:33 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 179+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 22 September 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Let any bad thing befall the United States of America and its people, and you pretty much count on a cheering section to emerge. Yes, Osama Bin Ladin, “Pooty-Poot” and Ahmadinejad all enjoy watching Americans dying in lakes of fire and blood. Also, and much more obnoxiously, so does much of Western Europe. Not that we haven’t ever given up blood and treasure to pull their sorry butts out of perdition. The latest gaggle of gloating goatees celebrates the hardships afflicting Wall Street during the recent failures of America’s investment industry. To observe European investment bankers watching Wall Street’s latest...
  • Huey “The Kingfish” Biden

    09/23/2008 4:49:05 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 3 replies · 127+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 19 September 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It seems that Senator Joe Biden wants to question other people’s patriotism. In order to manage this remarkable volte-face, The Good Senator has redefined the term in an interesting fashion. It seems paying income taxes is the highest form of patriotism. I always have abided by the law. Doing so is good citizenship and smart self-preservation. But is it patriotism? Not so much. This is particularly true in the case of taxation. However, Biden just can’t help flapping his gums and burning through the CO2 offsets. The man is a menace to the art of public speaking."We want to take...
  • Making Senator Kerry Look Principled and Downright Knightly By Comparison

    07/16/2008 1:09:28 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 5 replies · 169+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | .cnI redruM
    Kerry hadn’t lost the Election of 2004 yet, and he still looked close to victory in August of 2004. He was, however, engaged in an effort to distance himself from the Howard Dean Wing of his party. He had the following to say about his vote to authorize military action in Iraq. “Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it was the right authority for a president to have.” Speaking to reporters at the edge of the Grand Canyon, he added: “[Although] I would have done this very differently from the way President Bush has." –John F....
  • Why the Race is Tied

    07/16/2008 11:07:27 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 96+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 16, 2008 | By Dick Morris
    After almost six weeks of a constant Obama lead, generally in the five- to seven-point range, Scott Rasmussen's daily tracking poll records two consecutive days of a tie race (July 12-13) and a one-point Obama lead on July 14. What happened to the Democrat's lead? Part of the slippage is Obama's fault and part is McCain's gain. Obama has carried flip-flopping to new heights. In the space of a month and a half, this candidate -- who we don't really yet know very well -- reversed or sharply modified his positions on at least eight key issues:
  • What Made Jesse Reach For The Pinking Shears?

    07/10/2008 7:49:28 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 56 replies · 372+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 10 July 2008 | .cnI redruM
    When The Reverend knew the mike was live, he had the following to say about his friend, Senator Obama. "My support for Senator Obama's campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal," he said in his statement. "I cherish this redemptive and historical moment." The average American would have to be off testing missile systems on Kwajalein Island to not know what Jesse Jackson had to say when he thought the mike was dead. While this isn’t Jesse’s first bad experience with non-off-the record commentary, it was gratuitous and over-the top like a bad Stallone movie. Jesse Jackson has reasons that are...
  • Bow to The Jedi Knight; The Lightworker Stands Before You!

    07/01/2008 6:57:48 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 41 replies · 321+ views ^ | 1 July 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Vote for him, Greedy Konservative, you must. It amuses me to no end the extent that the Kucinich Left will comingle fantasy and the real world. It goes far beyond the problems that some conservatives, such as John Miller, have had with being Teenage half-Orcs. While Miller personifies geekdom in a way that makes my highest level Cavalier-Palidan have to go back to the armory and re-sharpen his Bastard Sword, he knows well that he is wasting time on a game. He comprehends that he is indulging a hobby. Unlike Star Wars Creator George Lucas, he seems to grok the...

    06/30/2008 9:44:08 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 41+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 28, 2008 | Ralph Peters
    THE facts about your security are being torn to shreds by activist liars. And they think that you're too stupid to know the difference. Let's lay out the worst current examples of media make-believe and election-year truth-trashing: Whopper No. 1: America is less safe today than it was on Sept. 10, 2001. ....
  • Fagan Plans to Rip ‘Em Apart

    06/26/2008 6:10:48 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 23 replies · 217+ views ^ | 26 June 2008 | .cnI redruM
    When William Shakespeare wrote his ironic verse about hanging the lawyers, he hadn’t met the likes of Rep. James Fagan (D-Mass). Had he heard what State Rep. Fagan had to say for himself regarding how he would defend people accused of raping children, The Bard would have considered hanging far too kind a way to end a malicious and hateful existence. Fagan rose to debate a bill that would have imposed long mandatory sentences on anyone convicted of raping children in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Fagan showed the world how Democrats are the party of compassion. He spoke out on...
  • Mac vs. PC. Is the Democratic candidate starting to symbolize change for change’s sake?

    06/25/2008 5:49:29 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 31 replies · 200+ views
    NRO ^ | June 25, 2008, 0:00 a.m. | By Jim Geraghty
    It’s extremely unlikely that Barack Obama and his campaign will get in legal trouble for featuring a revised version of the presidential seal. But like Michael Dukakis riding in a tank or John Kerry declaring that he voted for war funding before he voted against it, we may have just witnessed one of those unexpected moments that, in retrospect, comes to define one of the candidate’s unflattering traits. The decision to create the “Seal of Obamerica” seems like an almost deliberate response to Peggy Noonan’s column about the difference between “Old America” and “New America,” and how each party’s candidate...
  • Will Barak Obama’s VP Choice be Smarter Than the Average Bear?

    06/17/2008 7:03:48 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 23 replies · 92+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 17 June 2008 | .cnI redrum
    Let me be the first to defend the good name and honor of one Winnie the Pooh. He is indeed smarter than the average bear. According to my two-year old son, this is no empty slogan. So mighty is the wisdom of Pooh, it now even informs the philosophy of Barak Obama military advisor and former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig. The Honorable Mr. Danzig offered us the following observations about my little boy’s favorite story book character and stuffed animal model. Mr Danzig told the Centre for New American Security: “Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental...
  • Arguing Necessary Versus Sufficient On Abortion

    06/10/2008 6:27:33 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 108+ views (3.0) ^ | 10 June 2008 | .cnI redruM
    At one point in his career, Doug Kmiec may have been a worthy professor of law, whose instincts were based on sound judgment and impeccable logic. Then the poor man took a flyer on Barak Obama. Having read the logical contortions Kmiec finds himself forced into while justifying Barak Obama’s position on abortion, I find the man more qualified to win The World Twister Championship. He starts his latest effort by making us wonder why anyone, as a practicing Catholic, would care what the idiot behind the pulpit was saying during a sermon. "As a matter of Catholic teaching, who’s...
  • An Early Glimpse of Hope and Change

    06/09/2008 6:30:06 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 16 replies · 110+ views (3.0) ^ | 9 June 2008 | .cnI redruM
    The House of Representatives have just passed a budget that gives us our first good look at “Hope and Change.” According to The Las Vegas Journal Review, this budget advocates a base level of expenditure on government agencies greater than $1 Trillion. The LVJR offers a stark opinion on both the short-term and long-term impacts of this budget. By a vote of 214-210, the House on Thursday passed a budget blueprint that pushes total spending on government agencies above $1 trillion -- yes, that's a "t," folks -- for the first time in the nation's history.The budget includes a major...
  • Global Warming Is Bad. Make <i>Them</i> Pay To Fix It!

    06/05/2008 1:12:28 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 99+ views ^ | 5 June 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Not all environmentalists are evil. Some truly believe in what they do and genuinely feel that Anthropogenic Global Warming is one of the greatest threats to human existence to ever emerge. Once I get over my misgivings that this concern is colossally overblown by some and pathetically manipulated by others, I can see why the people at Climate Progress, are seething at their “Progressive” Senators. It seems that these individuals have figured out that someone actually has to pay for reductions in CO2 emissions. Given that this activity is far less enjoyable than insulting Republicans for not caring enough about...
  • These Things Are Not Coincidental

    05/28/2008 1:03:57 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 13 replies · 156+ views ^ | 28 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    When some organizers for the Primary Campaign of Barak Obama in Oregon dropped several rented Porta-Potties in the middle of a memorial for fallen police officers, they made a statement. They deny this to the hilt, but I am convinced just as vehemently that these Porta-Potties didn’t get put where they were put as a result of unfortunate random number generation. Barak Obama’s political movement discourages the deep and profound disrespect for decency, patriotism and all accepted social norms. If this Porta-Potty incident were to have happened to Democratic Congressman Skelton of Missouri, who has been on the House Armed...
  • Officers: Memorial Used As Porta-Potty Pit Stop At Obama Rally

    05/28/2008 11:54:47 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 56 replies · 371+ views
    Fox 12 Oregon (KPTV) ^ | POSTED: 7:12 am PDT May 28, 2008 | Not Given
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland police officers have asked for an apology after they said organizers of a Barack Obama rally set up Porta-Potties on a memorial honoring fallen officers. Earlier this month, 75,000 people gathered in Waterfront Park in downtown Portland to hear Obama speak at a pre-primary rally. Officer Thomas Brennan, a seven-year veteran with the Portland Police Bureau, said he was happy to help at the rally after being called in on his day off. "On short notice, a lot of people had to cancel trips. But they were glad to do it," Brennan said. "It was very...
  • How Virginia Will Be Affected by the Lieberman-Warner Global Climate Change Legislation

    05/28/2008 9:28:05 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 13 replies · 139+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 21, 2008 | by William W. Beach, Ben Lieberman, David Kreutzer, Ph.D. and Nick Loris
    Workers and families in the state of Virginia may be wondering how climate change legislation before Congress will affect their income, their jobs, and the cost of energy. Members of Congress are considering a number of bills designed to address climate change. Chief among them is S. 2191, America's Climate Security Act of 2007, introduced by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). 1 The Lieberman–Warner legislation promises extraordinary perils for the American economy, should it become law, all for very little change in global temperature…perhaps even smaller than the .07 of a degree Celsius drop in temperature that...
  • Green Fascism

    05/28/2008 6:47:55 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 42 replies · 88+ views
    RedState.Com ^ | 28 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    A scheme recently proposed by British MP Tim Yeo shows what would happen to individual freedom if the environmentalist agenda on CO2 ever got enacted into law. This bill establishes a state-run British Carbon Cartel via the mechanism described below.Every adult in the UK would be given an annual carbon dioxide allowance in kgs and a special carbon card. The scheme would cover road fuel, flights and energy bills. Every time someone paid for road fuel, flights or energy, their carbon account would be docked. A litre of petrol would use up 2.3kg in carbon, while every 1.3 miles of...
  • Fairness, idealism and other atrocities. Commencement advice you're unlikely to hear elsewhere.

    05/09/2008 5:15:45 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 9 replies · 151+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 4, 2008 | By P.J. O'Rourke
    Well, here you are at your college graduation. And I know what you're thinking: "Gimme the sheepskin and get me outta here!" But not so fast. First you have to listen to a commencement speech. Don't moan. I'm not going to "pass the wisdom of one generation down to the next." I'm a member of the 1960s generation. We didn't have any wisdom.
  • Steve Ybarra, Honest Democrat

    05/08/2008 6:10:59 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 177+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 8 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Democrat Steve Ybarra deserves condign promotion. Super Delegate isn’t a fitting title for him. He’s a Super-Duper Delegate. He’s the most honest Democrat currently riding dirty on DC and he’s a voice that Ho Chi Dean does not want you to hear broadcast nationwide. Steve Ybarra reveals the liberalism, compassion and equality of the so-called Democratic Party for what they really are: state-sponsored brigandage! When asked whether he supported Hillary or Barack for President, he gave an answer that revealed the true agenda of all liberal political leaders. “What’s in it for me?” Ybarra remains undecided. His conscious can’t seem...
  • Al Gore; Eater of the Dead

    05/07/2008 6:53:09 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 35 replies · 520+ views ^ | 7 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Al Gore has once again displayed the timing and class that enabled him to help elect George W. Bush President back in 2000. As the dead lie unburied and decaying in Myanmar, after a cyclone hit the country with the impact of Lucifer’s Hammer, the government worries more about its sovereignty than it does its people. Al Gore, like the Fiddling Emperor Nero, worries far more about his showmanship and his pet issue than he does the fact that at least 40,000 people lie dead in the wake of a cataclysmic natural disaster. Al Gore ironically released his latest counterfactual,...
  • You And What Army?

    05/06/2008 6:05:52 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 62 replies · 156+ views ^ | 6 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    "We’re going to go right at OPEC," she said. "They can no longer be a cartel, a monopoly that get together once every couple of months in some conference room in some plush place in the world, they decide how much oil they’re going to produce and what price they’re going to put it at," she told a crowd at a firehouse in Merrillville, IN. - Hillary Rodham Clinton (5 May 2008) From the palace of her delusional Shangri-La, Empress Clinton has decreed that OPEC can no longer exist as a cartel. It’s a good thing that the Sultan of...
  • The High-Pass Filter In The Texas Jailhouse

    05/05/2008 1:58:05 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 1 replies · 72+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 5 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Bureau seeks to identify Criminal Aliens for a very simple reason. They want to catch these malefactors and return them to their various and sundry spawning holes. Their portion of the DHS website describes their goals in the following flowery prose.The Criminal Alien Program (CAP) focuses on identifying criminal aliens who are incarcerated within federal, state and local facilities thereby ensuring that they are not released into the community by securing a final order of removal prior to the termination of their sentence. This doesn’t register in most US states. There are some illegal...
  • Physician, Heal Thyself

    05/05/2008 5:45:59 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 75+ views ^ | 5 May 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Back in the day I was learning afresh of this wondrous new thing called blogging. As a callow-headed newbie, I took a shot at what users of refer to as a vanity post. My target was the execrable Howard Brush Dean III, MD and my post was entitled “It’s The Condescension, Stupid.” This was written back in 2004. I felt concerned back then that Dr. Dean would be spending the next four years writing a prescription that would clobber America the way he and those of his repugnant ilk would like to see us clobbered. It was also right...

    04/30/2008 11:07:50 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 48+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 30, 2008 | Ralph Peters
    THE saddest aspect of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's tirades is neither his dishonest charges, nor his egocentric claim to speak for all black churches, nor even the harm he's done to the dreams of his best-known parishioner. The sorrow and the pity of it all is that the Chicago pastor, who's reveling in his 15 minutes of fame, is only one of many demagogues in all races and creeds who foster cults of victimization around the globe.
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like A Religious Leader Scorned.

    04/29/2008 7:28:06 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 13 replies · 105+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 29 April 2008 | .cnI redruM
    I personally believe Rev. Jeremiah Wright is mentally meta-stable on his good days. He recently went to The National Press Club and to a NAACP convention and forgot the Prozac prior to addressing either venue. The results were similar to what happened when Chief Bromden flew over the cuckoo’s nest. Mistakes do happen, but neither faux-pas was accidental. Jeremiah Wright was an angry man. Senator Barack Obama was his target. Barack may not have disowned Jeremiah Wright earlier this primary season, but he disrespected the man just enough to allow Jeremiah Wright’s perpetual resentment reactor to reach critical mass. Jeremiah...
  • Paging Dr. Agassiz

    04/28/2008 9:28:52 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 17 replies · 82+ views
    RedState.Com ^ | 28 April 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Jeremiah Wright will literally say anything. He doesn’t just commit gaffes in the boring, pedestrian fashion of a Senator running for President. He studies how to go over the top the way Michelangelo studied sculpture. His malapropisms, quite simply, are masterpiece works of art. This brings us to Dr. Wright’s forays into the hitherto fore defunct discipline of polygenism. This theory posits that different human races came from different ancestries and hence have different racial traits. This mistaken belief formed the gravamen of Dr. Louis Agassiz’s skepticism towards Charles Darwin. It also got cited, along with parts of the Bible,...
  • Monday Makes the Play

    04/28/2008 6:22:19 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 4 replies · 58+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 28 April 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It was April of 1976; Rick Monday hadn’t played his first inning yet as an LA Dodger. At the time, he was a Center Fielder for the visiting Chicago Cubs and was in town to do as much damage to the opposing team as possible. He wasn’t planning on being serenaded by the fans in sunny Southern California. However, two rowdy fans had brought a US flag to the ballpark, and were planning on celebrating the bicentennial in as obnoxious a manner as possible. Monday describes what happened next. When these two guys ran on the field, something wasn't right....
  • Who Is ‘They’? Inside the Obama mind.

    04/25/2008 5:58:56 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 27 replies · 97+ views
    NRO ^ | 25 April 2008 | By Victor Davis Hanson
    “They”? Who in the hell is “they”? — Lyle Gorch in The Wild Bunch Recently Barack Obama got into trouble by explaining to an affluent San Francisco audience why the cash-strapped, mostly white, working classes in Pennsylvania and the Midwest do not logically vote for his brand of economic populism, but instead cling to issues that sophisticates can see are extraneous to their economic plight. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations....