Archive for August, 2008

The Party That Cares Is The Party That Kills

Heh, good ol’ Kim:

So the “ethanol mandate” (pushed by Greens, and implemented by their lickspittle lackeys in Congress) is keeping our food prices high. (It’s also causing Pore Brown People to die because we can’t send them food anymore, but that’s of little consequence to the Greens, because they hate mankind anyway.)

“They hate mankind anyway.”  Two legs bad!

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Well, Bush Isn’t Really The One Trying To Spell America With A ‘K’

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Campus Idiots

And the college presidential offices they hold: 100 college presidents want to “debate” lowering the drinking age.  But:

There are other arguments for lowering the age. Maybe the most popular is that if you’re old enough to join the Army and die for your country, you’re old enough to buy a beer. But there is a good reason to avoid such blind consistency. Among the qualities that make 18-year-olds such good soldiers are their fearlessness and sense of immortality—traits that do not mix well with alcohol.

The article points out some statistics on the drop in teenage automotive fatalities due to drinking with increases in the drinking age.  If it saves just one child it is worth it, right?

It is not fair that 18 year olds can fight and die for their country and vote, but not drink?   Just chalk it up as another life lesson: life isn’t fair, get over it.

And this is interesting, they worry about binge drinking, but isn’t it just Darwinism in action?  They believe in Darwinism, right?  This is just a failure of under 21 year olds to adapt to their environment.

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Cyberattacks As Acts Of War?

This Wall Street Journal article asks some interesting questions.  If someone used explosives to knock some of your power stations off of the grid, to blow up pipelines for heating oil and natural gas to the northeast during winter, to shut down the phone systems in New York, Washington D.C., and Atlanta, these would likely be considered acts of war.  But if these things were done with a computer and without explosives it would not make them any less an act of war.

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Joe Helping On The Home Front

It probably was carrying the plague anyway:

G.I. Joe Helps On The Home Front

G.I. Joe Exterminates Al Qaeda Vermin, No Waterboarding Needed

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Occasionally It Needs To Be Said

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Not As Interesting

Ted Kaczynski’s cabin in the woods is no where near as interesting as the idea of Mr. Fu’s “The Cabin in the Woods.”

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Open To Debate

Ahab has an interesting point on the big support for the 2nd Amendment and firearms possession.  A commenter links to an oldie but a goodie on the relative merits of left versus right.  And Mr. Campfield comes up with yet another compelling reason to carry a firearm at all times.

For some reason I had not visited Instapundit in too long, but I found the origin of the above there.  I have probably missed much.  I missed the URL change too.

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That’s Bait And Switch!

The headline reads: “Waterboarding an attraction at amusement park

To Mr. Fu this means that they have a place where you can get waterboarded.  But it is just some animatronic protest against waterboarding.  Boring!

Where is the animatronic protest against Muslim terrorists showing the guys that jumped out of the World Trade Center, died in the fires, were crushed to death, died in the plane crashes, or had their throats cut?  Three thousand Americans get killed, our military is engaged in a shooting war with the enemy, and these yo-yos focus on three terrorists that had water dripped up their noses.

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They Need A Lawgiver Too

Apparently not all sheister lawyers follow the sheister lawyer law, “Sheister lawyer shall not betray sheister lawyer.”  And some of them are upset about it.  They were all so impressed with John Edwards:

“He’s hard-working and a good family man. He comes from a humble background, which means he understands the rights of individuals and wants justice for everybody.”

Justice for everybody, yep, except for the parents who wanted to sue their doctors, but their child died.  Or the people in rural areas who need OBs now but cannot get one because the sheister lawyers have driven the malpractice insurance rates through the roof.  Oh, and increased the caesarian section rate through the roof too without lowering the rate of cerebral palsy one bit.

“He’s a sincere person, and that resonates here. He comes from a working-class background and is in touch with regular everyday folks.”

As we know most sincere people cheat on their terminally ill spouses and then send the spouse out to defend them against Ann Coulter.  And everyone with a working class background who lives in a 28,000 square foot house really knows how to stay in touch with everyday folks.  Especially after a $400 dollar haircut and a trip to LA to see the woman you are not seeing anymore.

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Okay Mr. President, Please Fix This

With one stroke of a pen, President Bush can fix this problem.  Federal judge Lynn Winmill should be impeached now, something else Congress can do along with making a decent energy policy once they get back in session (President Bush can fix that too).  This is beyond taurus merda, there should be serious repercussions for the EPA pushing this and for a Federal judge even considering it after an initial hearing.

This article has been brought to you by the watchful eyes of Kim du Toit.

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When Bush Gets It Right

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Friday, Friday

And the hits keep coming.  Good day so far, cooled off, lowered humidity.   Lowered humidity is always a miracle in August in Alabama, especially in the Rocket City.

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Not Bonnie Tyler

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Sad Lack Of Faithful Atheists

Amid their many charitable organizations of hospitals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and pet rescue groups it is sad to think that there are not enough faithful atheists to come up with the scratch to purchase one simple bus advertisement.  Even the though the ad seemed to be geared for not so faithful atheists, “There’s probably no God.”  Probably no God?  Way to take a stand!

It did generate some funny, some sad, and some clever comments:

  • I think almost everyone who exclaims “Oh My God!” doesn’t have a god … oh no, of course, they do … it’s themselves …

    John Thomas
    on August 04, 2008
    at 02:14 PM
  • Isn’t the saddest part of being an atheist knowing that if you are right you’ll never be able to say “I told you so”

    Theo
    on August 04, 2008
    at 11:57 AM
  • “Agnostics are intellectual cowards.”

    ..which paraphrases Dawkins. But strictly speaking an atheist is someone who believes that God does not exist (OED:”To deny the gods/God” also see Enc. Brit.). Even Dawkins admits that this is unproven and unprovable, and which means that a genuine atheist’s belief is irrational.

    Indeed Dawkins says there is a vanishingly small chance of the existence of God which means he is effectively a quasi agnostic

    Strange that. It would seem that agnostics are intellectually sensible compared to atheists: and Dawkins is one of them.

    (Strictly an agnostic believes that it is impossible to prove the existence of God, which may be true, but see below why that is irrelevant.)

    The irony is that while atheists often define faith as “Belief without knowledge”, which fits their own position nicely, religions themselves define faith as an act of assent to God’s proof/revelation of Himself: in other words actual knowledge, and reasonable. And for the asking, so says Christ, if sincere/persevering :”God, if you exist, please reveal yourself”, not that any true atheist could say that prayer.

    Many atheists attempt to define themselves as “lacking belief”, which their strong anti-religious presumptions betray is not really true, and which is a quasi agnostic position in any case. Poor presumptuous mites. “To hell, to hell, it’s off to hell we go”…to misquote a film I saw once.

    Greg Lorriman
    on August 03, 2008
    at 06:33 PM
  • Dear Sir/Ma’am

    Atheists have a lot more faith than I have, believing that nothing/nobody made something out of nothing.

    I find it much easier to believe that Somebody made something out of nothing, when “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

    Barry Holroyd
    on August 03, 2008
    at 02:50 PM
  • Douglas Adams: “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

    Yes, but one might reasonably enquire as to who the gardener is.

    rjt
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:29 AM
  • Two goldfish in a bowl get talking….
    Gold Fish 1 says “Do you believe in God?”
    Gold Fish 2 replies: “Of course I do. Who do you think changes the water?”

    Peter Cracknell
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:28 AM
  • This week, I am mostly believing in Zeus. Put that on a bus, someone.

    Victor Houghton
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:26 AM
  • The scientific probability of the existence of a God is 50/50, that is if you listen to Hawkings and other scientist’s multi-universe theories.

    These guys are attempting to prove that there are an infinite number of universes because the constants of the universe have only fairly small margins in which any thing more than a random soup of hydrogen could exist, and the multiplied probabilities mean that the chance is so extremely small that either there are an infinite number of universes or else a God (of some sort). Without further data: 50/50.

    So that bus advert is in any case misleading.

    There is a similar problem with evolution in that the probability of the kick off requires astronomically more than 14 billion years even with such a large universe, indicating an intervention. If you don’t know: most Christians are not biblical literalists and can accept evolution. Only a small minority are the Creationists so beloved of Dawkins.

    Greg Lorriman
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:19 AM
  • Many people will spend money on something in which they believe: Only a small number would spend money in an idea that they are not sure that they want to believe in.

    “Support the signwriters stri..”

    Andy
    on August 03, 2008
    at 08:19 AM
  • As I always say “Thank God I’m an atheist.”

    Taylor vannie Kaap
    on August 02, 2008
    at 12:48 PM
  • “One man’s fish is another man’s poisson”

    Dai the Post
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:51 AM
  • Dawkins’ favourite quote:”Isnt it enough to see that a garden is beautiful….”
    A garden doesnt just happen.. any gardener knows that it takes hard work, dedication, and yes …..DESIGN to make a beautiful garden.
    Dawkins is “perishing” and his eyes are blinded by the ruler of this world.

    Elizabeth Elliot-Pyle
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:29 AM
  • I heard everyone needs something to worship I guess with the atheist its money

    Anthony Hill
    on August 02, 2008
    at 11:25 AM
  • I agree with the statement “There’s probably no God” since I cannot prove there is no god. That makes me an AGNOSTIC.

    Mr. Leslie Spaiser
    on August 02, 2008
    at 08:44 AM
  • Stop staring at this advert and keep your eyes on the road.

    K. Parsons
    on August 01, 2008
    at 07:18 PM

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Republicans With Spines!

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Obama’s Two Great Advantages

Obama has two great powerhouses working for his team: Greed and Envy.  These two guys are the only hope Obama has of winning the election, because sound ideas are not his strong point.  Sure, he wants to “change” things.  But he wants to “change” things in ways that have already been proven failures here and elsewhere.  At most it represents “change” like in the old joke from World War I:

“Goods news men!  Today we all get a change of underwear and socks.  Johnson, change with Smith, Jones, change with Franklin……”

Yes, Big Oil made something like $80 billion in profits in the last year.  And their profit margin was what?  Nine percent or so?  That is not a great investment considering what you can get out of a decent S&P indexed mutual fund.  And if you cannot understand the difference between a profit and a profit margin, and why it means that Big Oil is not unfairly profiting, then you either need to study more, or you are an idiot.  If you think that Big Oil is making too much money then invest in Big Oil stock.  Otherwise keep your greed to yourself.

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