Showing posts from April 18, 2010

If only there were a law

Report: Kal Penn mugged at gunpoint in D.C. - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
A gunman approached Penn and stole his wallet and other posessions around 1:30 a.m. in Northwest Washington, a D.C.

Maybe if D.C. had laws prohibiting carrying firearms this wouldn't have happened. I can't imagine why they wouldn't pass such a law.

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USA Swimming announces steps to protect athletes | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
USA Swimming is taking steps to protect its more than 300,000 members after being rocked by numerous allegations of sexual abuse by coaches.

I see. Let me take this to it's hyperbolic limit. Where are the stories of people who have given up swimming now that they see the corruption and abuse that went on for years while USA Swimming sat idly by...nay...knew about the problem and did nothing?

Where are the calls for criminal investigations? For Federal racketeering investigations? Threats of arrest to the head of USA Swimming? How has this violated trust not shaken America's faith love of aquatic activities? Where are the letters to the editor conflating the love of swimming with the tacit, if not active, endorsement of such abuse?

Won't someone think of the children?

If you believe this I have a bridge to sell you

The Associated Press: US APNewsAlert
Obama: No 'litmus' tests on abortion in choosing Supreme Court nominee.

Nah.  I'm sure plenty of people on his list are staunchly pro-life.  Am I really supposed to buy this stuff when he says it?  (FWIW I didn't believe W. when he tried the same crap)

Cardinal covers for criminals again

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony lambasted legislation passed Monday by Arizona lawmakers that would crack down on illegal immigrants, likening it to "German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques" that compelled people to turn each other in.

Will all due respect to the Cardinal.  We already know you don't like turning criminals over to the police.  We've seen it for decades.  You obfuscated, prevaricated and worse when you had monsters working for you and along side you.  You knew it and didn't turn them in to the police why would we think for a moment you'd bother with something to trivial as border hopping? 

Please spare me.  One more year until he retires.  I pray the Pope appoints somebody like Saltarelli.  California needs him.

Frankly, they deserve each other

White House chief of staff and native Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel made no bones about it: He wants to be the mayor of Chicago.

I can't decide whether that would be good or bad.  Based on nothing other than wild speculation, it seems that Obama's intransigence stems from Rahm.  Removing his proverbial Wormtongue would perhaps make Obama more open to compromise thus making him less radical and lessen the damage he's doing.  On the flip side, it would blunt the Tea Partiers a bit and if it douses their fire then we go back to business as usual.   Which is worse?  I'm not sure.

Your Must Read Of The Day

This story is a prime reason why you should be wary of government power.  Let's assume for a moment the article is true in it's entirety.  (I have no idea if it is or isn't but for arguments sake, let's give them the benefit of the doubt.)

Think for a moment what this means.  It means they destroyed this man not just by legal means but by extra-legal means (disclaimer: IANAL, just how it looks to me).  They teamed up with the press to find a boogeyman and he was it.  Full stop.  The pressure to close the case was too great and he was the only thing they had.  How many people lost their jobs or were reprimanded after this fiasco?  Zero. 

Liberals (in general) are wary of  very powerful law enforcement.  With good reason.  This case is a prime example many on the Right could learn from.  I would also caution that those on the left should be equally wary of other instruments of government becoming too powerful lest they steamroll another innocent person by bureaucratic ine…

That violence thing

Man threatens to kill Congresswoman

The caller stated: "Just wanna let you know I have 27 people that are going to make sure that this [expletive deleted] does not live to see her next term. Good-bye."

I'm absolutely positive that our local Progressives will jump right on this to condemn this guy.  I'm sure they'll also wildly conflate him with Hillary (he gave $250 to her campaign in 2008) and Democrats in general. 

Ha ha.  No.  I'm sure they'll dismiss him as a loon, a lone hanger-on and in no way representative of Democrats/Progressives or other people who like free stuff and big government. 

Quote of the day

I love this commercial and the actor is hilarious.  Wait for the end when he says:

"A man should smell like jet fighters...and punching."