Thursday, June 25, 2009

Like Democrats?

Hat tip to Lady Cincinnatus for this. Turn your speakers up and enjoy:

I might have to embed this in my sidebar. The movie this is from, BTW, is Ghost Breakers.

I don't know how I managed to miss that line, though. Then again I haven't seen that movie in eons. Oh well.

Monday, June 22, 2009

He's Barack Obama

Here's a fun video about Barack Obama, from JibJab.

~A Few Moments Later~
There's something messed up here. Let's try reposting this again. I don't like how the video is wider than the blog post screen. (The yellow section.)

... Well, I tried. It still goes off the screen. How annoying. Anyway, try and enjoy anyways, and I'm sorry about that.

EDIT 6-23-09

Upon discovery that the video did not work, I went out and found a different copy. Hopefully this one will work. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pass the Plastic Bags, Please

The spaz-tastic U.N. is back at it again:
Single-use plastic bags, a staple of American life, have got to go, the United Nations' top environmental official said Monday.

And if you look here, you'll see one good reason not to stop using plastic bags: Because the U.N. wants us too.
Although recycling bags is on the rise in the United States, an estimated 90 billion thin bags a year, most used to handle produce and groceries, go unrecycled. They were the second most common form of litter after cigarette butts at the 2008 International Coastal Cleanup Day sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, a marine environmental group.

"Single use plastic bags which choke marine life, should be banned or phased out rapidly everywhere. There is simply zero justification for manufacturing them anymore, anywhere," said Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environment Programme. His office advises U.N. member states on environmental policies.

Why are we taking advice from the U.N.? These are the idiots who proclaimed global pandemic and chaos when the swine flu (No, I will not call it H1N1) was in and 150 people outside Mexico were sick.
The ban is already being tested in China, where retailers giving out thin bags can be fined up to $1,464. According to one nationwide survey, 40 billion fewer plastic bags were given out in grocery stores after the law's enactment. In addition, Ireland managed to cut single-use plastic bag consumption 90 percent by levying a fee on each bag that consumers use.

In the United States, only San Francisco has completely banned plastic bags. Los Angeles will do so in 2010. Also, Washington, D.C.'s city council is set to vote on a five-cent-a-bag tax later this month. On first reading, the bill passed unanimously. Similar proposals have failed in New York and Philadelphia.

Keith Christman, senior director for the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council, responded that the term "single-use" is misleading because most people actually reuse plastic bags, "for example, to line their trash cans."

I'm very glad to see that the ban failed outside the liberal state. And yes, I do reuse plastic bags. You know those little trash cans most people have in their bathrooms? Those plastic grocery bags work very well as liners for them.
"A ban on plastic bags could also cause some unintended consequences," he said. In particular, the increased demand for paper bags would double greenhouse emissions and create "a dramatic increase in waste," Christman said.

I love how, if given enough space, environmentalism will strangle itself out.
Leading U.S. plastic bag manufacturers aim to increase the recycled content of plastic bags to 40 percent by 2015, he added. That would reduce plastic waste by 300 million pounds a year.

Taking care of the planet is not a bad thing, but environmentalism is, as it puts the planet before people on the planet.

Not to mention that the U.n. can't do anything right to save anyone's life. Now we can see the new load of crap these people expect us to stomach.

I'll take 100 plastic bags, please.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Spam in the Place Where You Are!

I've had a rough couple of days, and the political news and random thunderstorms going on around here haven't helped me. (It's also possible that staying up 'til eleven p.m. two nights in a row to work on my novel hasn't helped either. But the words seem to come easier during the night.)

When I'm done typing this, I might clean up the blogger tags so there aren't so many of them. Maybe. I doubt it. In the meantime, it's time for some fun.

Weird Al Yankovic - Spam

A parody of R.E.M.'s "Stand."

Well I thought it was funny.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Does Sonia Sotomayer Have Empathy for Terrorists?

Two things I want to discuss today, that racist witch Sonia Sototmayor and the Gitmo detainees.

First, we'll start with the Gitmo detainees. As a student of 9/11 I was hopping mad when I turned on the TV this morning and learned that Obummer had smuggled one into the country last night. Heaven help us, Obama is trying his absolute hardest to get us all killed. Expect to hear screaming in this corner of the blogosphere if they're freaking stupid enough to let this guy go:

U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

The department said Ahmed Ghailani arrived in the early morning hours Tuesday, to be held in U.S. law enforcement custody until his trial in federal court in lower Manhattan. Ghailani was expected to make his initial appearance in Manhattan federal court later Tuesday.

"With his appearance in federal court today, Ahmed Ghailani is being held accountable for his alleged role in the bombing of U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya and the murder of 224 people," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a press release. "The Justice Department has a long history of securely detaining and successfully prosecuting terror suspects through the criminal justice system, and we will bring that experience to bear in seeking justice in this case."

Ghailani's trial will be an important test case for the Obama administration's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo in seven months and bring some of the suspects to trial.

Two hundred twenty-four people. He murdered 224 people.

New York, you should be worried.

The government thinks everything will turn out alright. I don't. I'm innately suspicious of the man who said that:

...[F]ighting a war against fanatic barbarians "with one hand tied behind your back" is being on "the better side of history," even though innocent lives are put at risk.

That means Obama is going to risk your life to make sure everything meets his standards. History doesn't care, by the way. All it does is prove repetitively what blithering idiots liberals are. Back to the detainee:

He was categorized as a high-value detainee by U.S. authorities after he was captured in Pakistan in 2004 and was transferred to the detention center at the U.S. naval base in Cuba two years later.

Since his capture, Ghailani has denied knowing the TNT and oxygen tanks he delivered would be used to make a bomb. He also denied buying a vehicle used in one of the attacks, saying he could not drive.

Now, the Obama administration is trying to put him into the U.S. criminal justice system, despite claims by Republican critics that doing so would endanger American lives. Some lawmakers have opposed bringing any Guantanamo detainees to the U.S. for trial, even in heavily guarded settings.

Last month, President Barack Obama said that preventing Ghailani from coming to U.S. soil "would prevent his trial and conviction. And after over a decade, it is time to finally see that justice is served, and that is what we intend to do."

Justice is served, eh? I doubt it. But we'll see.

Now, onto Sonia Sotomayor. From New England Republican:

Here’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on the ability of female Latina and white male judges to reach decisions:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
So, the easiest way to determine if this is a racist comment is to flip the sides and see if it still flies:

“I would hope that a wise white male with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who hasn’t lived that life.”
Is there anybody out there that wants to make the case that the 2nd quote wouldn’t end the career of a white male judge? I didn’t think so. It looks like Barack Obama was listening to Jeremiah Wright when the later was spewing his racist rhetoric those 20 years.
This is what I wanted to bring up, that quote. That right there tells me this woman couldn't do a decent job to save her - or anyone else's, for that matter's - life.

This is woman is a racist. Technically, I guess she would be called a reverse racist, but I would hate to have to stand in front of this woman and ask for her help. Being as she's a Latina woman with all the richness of her [in]experience, I daresay that I, the "poor white woman", would be dissed as not having gone through the riches of experiences this racist is citing.

Here's what two other bloggers had to say about her:

From There's My Two Cents:
... [T]his woman is bringing a serious axe-grinding to the highest court in the land, and is planning to make decisions based on race and gender rather than the law... Personally, I think this is only one of the two worst aspects about her. The other is that she believes it is the job of judges to write law from the bench. Both are blatantly unconstitutional, and will spell major, major problems for Americans down the road.

Agreed. From American Thinker:
Not to belittle Judge Sotomayor's achievements,
What achievements? Princeton doesn't count as achievement, and neither does becoming a judge. Hundreds of people do both of those things, so neither of them makes Sotomayor special. (Incidentally, in a sane world, being Latina Hispanic whatever would not make her special either.)
... but the "richness of her experiences" seems to drop off past adolescence. Once she started Princeton (at age 18?), her experiences of successful student, attorney and judge might be rich, but how different from white males who also became judges?

Believe it or not, white males can have rich experiences. And some rich experiences are known to happen after childhood.

...I reveal these things not to get sympathy or anything like it, but because I am sick and tired of so many non-whites and females acting like white males know nothing of life but some kind of mythical white-bread experience. Here's a hint: nobody grew up with Leave It To Beaver or Ozzie and Harriet. Those were TV shows.

White males in real life tend not to go on Oprah, so you non-white females might not be familiar with us.

...The richness of our experiences is what we white guys call "life." I'm sure Princeton was rich, too.

Judge Sotomayor's statement does not bother me because it is racist. It bothers me because it reveals shallowness and a poverty of experience that has no place on the bench of the Supreme Court.
The racist is what bothers me, not the shallowness, though I will agree she is shallow. Another problem is her "empathy," which came up during a discussion I had with my father about her. The point made was, who should she empathize with? The plaintiff? The defendant?

You see the problem here? Empathy should not be on the table, and this woman should not have been selected by Obama because of her "empathy."

Then again, this is Obama's pick, so who am I kidding?

Thursday, June 4, 2009