Monday, November 28, 2005

Hurricane Relief, Liberal boondoggle.

Recently, Steven Landsburg wrote an article for "Everyday Economics" in Slate Magazine. He noted that the Federal Government will spend approximately $200 billion on New Orleans disaster relief. Those affected total about 1 million people. Hmmm... Think about it. That's $200,000 per person. Let's see, for a family of four, that's $800,000.

What would you rather have?? Nearly a million dollars for your family to "start new" somewhere else (or rebuild in New Orleans) or a crappy mobile home for a couple of years and some cans of beans and bottled water?

Can anyone really argue that those affected by Katrina wouldn't be a lot better off if given the money to spend at their own discretion? If the residents want the levees rebuilt, they could then pool their own resources and still have more money left over to rebuild their lives. For those poor who had no homeowners insurance, it would give them the opportunity to own a nice home and go to school, start a company.... anything that would offer then a chance to better themselves, as compared to their existence in government/low rent housing and living off of food stamps.

But as is normal with Liberal "concern", it's not really finding the best solution that matters, it's the appearance of doing something, something that forces others to do what the Libs think is best for them. This is just another elitist ruling over those the elite deems incapable of making decisions on their own - and performing this "charitable" work with someone else's money of course.

The question needs to be asked: Are liberals better at finding problems, or creating them?

Interesting article, I recommend it highly: Read Me

Thursday, November 24, 2005

To Posterity

This was lifted from Powerline via The Remedy - everyone should read and give due consideration to these words. They continue to echo in the recesses of my mind.... :

At The Remedy, Matthew Peterson recalls the April 1777 letter from "a depressed John Adams" to his wife Abigail in which Adams concludes:

Is it not intollerable, that the opening Spring, which I should enjoy with my Wife and Children upon my little Farm, should pass away, and laugh at me, for labouring, Day after Day, and Month after Month, in a Conclave, Where neither Taste, nor Fancy, nor Reason, nor Passion, nor Appetite can be gratified?

Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and may God bless.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Libs Rejoice, Glam on the lam in Vietnam...

Gary Glitter, most known for his rock hit "Rock and Roll Part II", has been a living example of liberal virtue and a glowing example of the success of liberal justice.

He was 'kicked out' of Britain in 1999 for possession of more than 4000 (not a typo -4000!!!) images of kiddie porn, and amid some accusations of such activity. Kicked out, hmmmmmm... Doesn't that simply mean don't mess with kids in our neighborhood, go find some others elsewhere? Allow me to ask - isn't that the heart and soul of liberal justice - that the perp just needs understanding and rehab? Glitter apparently told the judge he needed another chance.

He just didn't say a chance at what. Glitter left England then traveled to Cuba then Cambodia where he was booted after an uproar by women's and children's groups and then he settled in Vietnam - where he claims he was teaching a 12 year old English. She along with a 15 year old, claim he had sex with them repeatedly. He was arrested trying to flee Vietnam.

Should the charge be true, and there is reason to believe it is (and if not, there are 1000's of child molesters roaming the streets after prior convictions looking for other victims) -- doesn't the judge who set him free, as well as the politicians that passed the sentencing law have to share the responsibility for the raping of the young girls? Didn't they in effect 'aid and abet' his activity by allowing it, by giving him other opportunities to do it again?

That is what the libs and Dims just don't understand. There are certain crimes that the perp should never get a second chance to commit again. Do something once (like murder or child molestation) and you should have forfeited the chance to ever, ever do it again. I saw one commentator state the penalty, if convicted in Vietnam, could be a firing squad.

Damnit, I hate to admit it - but we've got something to learn from Vietnam if true. Hell, I'll chip in to buy the bullet, and I know the spot on Glitter's anatomy where I hope where they aim it....

Congrats to Kerry and the Dims for electing Kerry...

I see he was elected Jury Foreman in a civil trial in Va the other day. How apropos. It is no secret, that people selected for juries are usually those without strong convictions or opinions and who are 'open minded' enough to be led.

Who else is so well suited to "lead" as the vaunted leader of the Dim party....

I personally can't think of anyone who has less convictions or who is intellectually more gifted to lead the vacuous of mind.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Happy Anniversary Yasser Arafat!!!!

One year in hell.

Many more to come...

Gawd, I love Michael Moore...

Stupid ass clown and a wuss....

Look below at the link for Moore's version of Semper Fi. Click on it. WHOOSH!! And like that - its GONE. The boy doesn't want to be held accountable for what he wrote. He's not man enough to apologize for it, so it's like it never happened.... Like that's a big shock for libs or the Dims.

With character like that aligned against us, how can we not win. Surely he doesn't have children, I hear it's impossible for a man to reproduce without balls.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Libs replacement for Kerry in the Senate....

Jimmy Massey, former Marine, comes with impeccable credentials. Here's Michael Moore's enthusiastic embrace of his courage in the telling of the evils of the American soldier: Moore's version of Semper Fi.

Here's the redoubtable "Veterans for Peace" swooning over one of their own: The TRUTH the Marines taught.

Here is the self proclaimed "America's Best Newsletter" doing what it does best: Moment of TRUTH.

He told his tale alongside Cindy "I'd kill my son before I'd let him become a Marine" Sheehan, and Florida Democrat Frank Gonzalez. Are you getting the picture? This "soldier" is recounting the horrors of serving as a US Marine, and exposing the evil that they wrought in Iraq and how he cheated to recruit for the Marines. He even has a book coming out "Kill, Kill, Kill" based on his experiences.

There is only one problem here - a problem common to most liberals and that is the facts are lacking. Great stories, moving stories, memorable stories, only they are just that - stories. That's right, the courageous boy wonder, so enthusiastically embraced by the Dims and the left, is an outright liar.

Each of his claims is either demonstrably false or exaggerated - according to his fellow Marines, Massey's own admissions, and the five journalists who were embedded with Massey's unit, including a reporter and photographer from the Post-Dispatch and reporters from The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal.

Kudos to Ron Harris, of the St. Louis Dispatch for following up on the story, something the libs never do if it's destructive to America. After all, it has to be true if America's at fault doesn't it? If it's not true, it should have been because we all know America is depraved and evil.

Here's a link to the whole article: OUTSTANDING . Some are suggesting that we drop Harris a note thanking him for his diligence and perserverance for the truth.

Funny thing is, the libs will defend this guy and still call him a hero. Just like Kerry....

Watch and see.

UPDATE: The Gateway Pundit picks up on this theme detailing some great commonalities between the two.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Liberal Progress....

The much admired France - again leading the way showing the benefits of progressive liberal ideas:

Intifada in France
Srdja Trifkovic

The northern industrial suburbs of Paris suffered the worst of eight consecutive nights of rioting on November 3-4. Disorder has now spread to dozens of provincial towns, including Dijon, the first city outside Ile-de-France (the metropolitan region) to be affected by unrest. Hundreds of cars, as well as schools, stores, and warehouses have been torched or ransacked. A disabled French woman, unable to escape from a bus set alight by the rioters in Sevran (Dept. Seine-Saint-Denis), was badly burned. Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy noted “a great coordination” among rioters, hinting that the unrest was far from spontaneous.

The rioters are mainly young, French-born North African males. Last week in the Parisian banlieu of Clichy-sous-Bois—a concrete and steel high-rise monstrosity that is now over 80 percent Muslim—they rose in anger when two teenagers were accidentally electrocuted while hiding from the police in a fenced-off area housing a high-voltage pylon. Shouting “Allahu akbar!” groups of youths armed with clubs and sticks went on a rampage forcing the regular police to retreat. When the riot police came in force to reclaim the area, the protests became focused on the demand that the French police get out of the “occupied territories.” The trouble would be ended, various Muslim “community leaders” claimed, if the French authorities accepted that there were de facto no-go areas within the country which should be self-administered. “All we demand is to be left alone,” said Mouloud Dahmani, one of the local “emirs” engaged in negotiations to persuade the French to withdraw the police and allow a committee of sheiks, mostly from the Muslim Brotherhood, to negotiate an end to the hostilities.

The demand is not new and it will be made with increasing frequency in the years to come. Many Muslims in France and elsewhere in Europe already consider themselves de facto autonomous, a community justifiably opposed to the broader society of infidels and centered on mosques and Islamic centers. The emergence of a huge diaspora of the faithful away from the heartland is seen by pious Muslims as an event archetypically linked to conquest. The demand for the predominantly Muslim areas to be granted communal self-rule will inevitably lead to the clamoring for the sharia law in a segregated Muslim France.

Assimilation is no longer a viable option in France, the country that used to pride itself on its ability to turn foreigners into Frenchmen. That was possible with the Italians, Spaniards, Poles and Russians becauyse they were culturally assimilable and because they came in tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands even (e.g., the non-French Pieds-Noirs), but not in the millions. The Muslims now account for ten percent of France’s population and for more than one-fifth of all newborns. They live in compact communities in which it is no longer possible to buy wine in a local store or to see Amelie in a cinema. Their leaders regard their faith and culture as superior to that of the host society. Those who have doubts wisely keep quiet.

Young Muslim men direct particular violence against Muslim women who try to follow French ways. Many French-born Arab girls in the ghettos resort to wearing hijab as the only protection against face-slashings and gang rapes. Not having one makes a girl fair game for both. (A knife slash across the cheek from the lip to the ear is common, and known as a “smile.”) Samira Bellil, a third-generation woman of Algerian origin, has written a book about the hell of the suburban ghettos. She was was gang raped by three people she knew, but could not say anything because her family would be dishonored. She recalls the case of a girl who was raped in a school: “Of course, everybody knew, but they’re so afraid of these young men that they prefer to close their eyes. That’s the price of peace in the ghettos.”

This reality is light years away from the desire of Gilles Kepel, President Jacques Chirac’s advisor on Islamic affairs, to create “an Andalusia” of multi-denominational tolerance in France. As French commentator Yves Charles Zarka, director of Cités, has warned, even that price cannot maintain the semblance of peace for long because the roots of “ideological Islamism” are deep and enduring among the young rioters. France is experiencing “a central phase of the more general and mutually conflicting encounter between the West and Islam, which only someone completely blind or of radical bad faith, or possibly of disconcerting naiveté, could fail to recognize.” Outside the ghettos the price of a wider societal “peace” is a complex web of lies and half-truths by which the elite class has sought to conceal the truth about what it has done to the French nation.

The real cause of the French intifada is the enormous growth, dysfunctionality, and arrogant self-confidence of the Muslim immigrant community within France, coupled with the cultural enfeeblement and demographic decline of the French nation. The mix is dangerous. Its result has been stated with haughty arrogance by Tariq Ramadan, professor of Islamic studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and a grandson of Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Ramadan proposes through his teachings and writings that Muslims in the West should conduct themselves not as hyphenated citizens seeking to live by “common values” but as though they were already living in a Muslim-majority society and were exempt on that account from having to make concessions to the faith of others. Muslims in non-Muslim countries should feel themselves entitled to live on their own terms—while, under the terms of Western liberal tolerance, society as a whole should feel obliged to respect that choice.

That “liberal tolerance” and the accompanying “societal obligation,” is the true enemy. “No other race subscribes to these moral principles… because they are weapons of self-annihilation.” They need to be understood for what they are, and discarded, if France is to survive.

The Rockford Institute