Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Obama's Unthinkable Position On Babies Who Survive Abortions

I had heard rumblings about this, but hadn't read the facts until now.

Barack Obama is actually to the left of NARAL (National Abortion Rights Alliance) on an issue that should bother even the most hardened liberals.

While in the Illinois Senate Obama voted against and then killed a vote on a bill that would have made it a crime to leave a live baby to die OUTSIDE of the womb after being delivered.

The Induced Infant Liability Act was introduced to protect babies that survived late-term abortions and were born alive. Some doctors were actually just leaving them on the table to die over time.

Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies' being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Stanek told me her testimony "did not faze" Obama.

In the second hearing, Stanek said, "I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!"

"And those pictures didn't faze him [Obama] at all," she said.

If that doesn't animate some conservatives on the fence about being able to support a very moderate McCain then I don't know what will.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New McCain Ad

Now the whole idea of flip-flopping doesn't necessarily bother me as much as some people. Having been generally liberal as a teen and college student I necessarily flip-flopped on a whole host of issues in becoming a conservative. If John McCain cares to flip-flop on his destructive stance against drilling in ANWR then I'll cheer that awakening wholeheartedly.

The issue of Barack Obama breaking his pledge to take public financing however, is a different story. This is something he pledged on principle (that money corrupts politicians), a principle that is as important as any other in his message of bringing "change" to Washington.

By doing this Barack Obama showed the true believers what conservatives have seen all along: that he is simply another in a long line of dishonest politicians who will say whatever it takes to advance themselves and that he has no core principles.

This McCain ad hits Obama on this point and I'm pleasantly surprised. Perhaps they fired the guy who conceived his first "I'm John McCain and I hate war" ad and actually have some talented people ready to make this interesting. We can only hope.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Global Warming Hype Threatens A New Cost In Wisconsin

I came across this story on the Wisconsin Realtors Association website.

Our governor Jim Doyle, apparently batshit nuts, is considering the recommendation of his Climate Change Committee that any house being sold has to be completely upgraded to "green" appliances and fixtures before the transaction can be completed. This includes large ticket items like boilers/furnaces and central air units as well as refrigerators/freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc..

On an older house this could easily tack over $10,000 dollars onto the sale price.

Despite the lip service they pay to folks in lower income brackets the Democrats sure have no qualms about putting home ownership ever further out of their reach.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Just How Bad Are the Democrats On the Energy Issue?

Here's Jonah Goldberg's spot on summary of the Democrats schizophrenic energy position:

We need to be energy independent, but we can't use the energy sources we have. We need to switch to ethanol fast, but we can't import cheaper ethanol from Brazil. We must increase gas taxes to wean ourselves from fossil fuels, but when gas prices go up for any other reason, it's a crisis, even a crime. We're told we'll get nowhere drilling our way to independence or lower prices, as if windmills will do the job (stop laughing).

We shouldn't fight "wars for oil," but the self-imposed embargo on our own oil makes us even more dependent on the foreign oil we're allegedly going to war over. And, of course: We're told to reject the failed policies of the past, when the policies that have failed are the real old ones merely being sold as new.

Bush's Approval Rating More Than Double That of Democrat Led Congress

According to the latest Gallup Poll George Bush's approval rating is at a pathetic 13%, but the Democrat led Congress is at a near rock bottom 6%.

The Congress's 6% is the lowest ever approval rating for any U.S. institution.

If people are even more disgusted with the Democrat led Congress than they were the Republican Congress that led to the 2006 blowout then wouldn't it serve to reason that the Republicans would have an advantage in November? It would seem that way, but my guess is that a full 30-40% of those people polled would probably still tell you the Republicans controlled Congress.

How is that? I think that our civic knowledge being what it is that a good amount of people simply lump the president's administration in with congress. And with the news media certainly in no hurry to point out such distinctions, it's up to the Republican marketing team and their candidate to push the issue. So in other words nothing's gonna change.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Universal Healthcare. It's Really About the Children.

A woman in the UK was forced to give birth on the floor in a hospital hallway. Why? Because with universal healthcare there's only so much of everything to go around and on this particular day the beds of three local hospitals were all full.

This sort of reminds me of the scores of pregnant Canadian women shooed to the U.S. by unprepared Canadian hospitals.

Still want universal healthcare?

Monday, June 16, 2008

WI Democrats Vote To Expel Delegate Who Dared Disagree

Neil Boortz has said "Democracy is three wolves and one sheep voting on what's for dinner." This story in yesterday's Journal Sentinal highlights that reality.

Apparently one of the Wisconsin Democratic Party delegates to the national convention expressed her dissatisfaction with Barack Obama and announced her plan to vote for John McCain. Of course such insolance cannot be tolerated in the machine. So rather than letting this woman - whom it would appear payed her dues to reach her position - cast one lone and inconsequential vote against the orthodoxy, they voted unanimously to request the national party expel her from the convention.

Democrats don't like Fox News so their candidates boycott any Fox News debates.
Democrats don't like conservative radio exposing their failures so they start threatening the Fairness Doctrine again.
Barack Obama can't speak without his teleprompter so he ignores McCains suggestion of ten townhall meetings and agrees to one.
Now one lone delegate disagrees with them and they throw her out.

This is the party of open-mindedness and reconciliation?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

On The Bright Side...

Many of you may have seen this week's On the Bright Side as it's from NBC, but it was new to me and very fitting for this Father's Day weekend.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dem's Think Trashy Videos Will Help Them?

I had heard about this website/initiative before, but only happened across their website yesterday. The site is

Here's their mission statement: brings independent filmmakers together to create edgy online film and video content to support the Democratic Party, its issues and candidates.

Somebody should tell these guys there's been a group of folks making "film and video content to support the Democratic Party" for years. They're called Hollywood.

Anyways it says a lot about the Democratic Party if it's supporters think this video portrays them in a good light:

So a girl approaches and jumps into bed with a guy she's never met, finds out he's a Republican, says "Just like the last one" and runs away like a hysterical...okay like a liberal, bumps into a fellow Democrat on the street and he picks up her "I Only Sleep With Democrats" pin for her. Top of the world Mom! Go hyper-aggressive female promiscuity!

And if you didn't pay attention to the music in the background, the lyrics are rather fitting. Here's what I caught:

Patience is a virtue
But sex is so f*@$ing good
So let's stand here disrobing


Oh, and they're also selling "I only sleep with Democrats" t-shirts and have included some classy pictures to support their party, raise awareness, act out, etc..


Isn't that the dude from Napoleon Dynamite? Still rockin the tighties I see.

If this doesn't make you think "Hey, these guys really should be running the country." then I don't know what could.

Cheese With That Whine?

Liberals might do well to refuse further participation in any surveys where ideological persuasion is noted. It seems every time a study of attitudes or habits comes out it leaves lefties with egg on their faces.

A few years ago it was the study of charitable giving that showed 24 of the top 25 most charitable states were Red States. There's also been the ongoing General Social Survey where conservatives have reported being happier than liberals in every year since the survey started in the 70's. Very recently, after Barack Obama's comments in Pennsylvania about people "bitter" about their economic situation clinging to guns and religion, it was revealed that both gun owners and self-identifying religious folks were happier, just as educated, and wealthier than those who weren't.

Today on National Review Online Peter Schweizer added a number of other comparisons where liberals come out looking like a mighty sad lot.:

Many observers believe that Barack Obama secured the liberal base of the Democratic party because he was antiwar from the beginning. But I think it’s because he mastered the art of complaining and won over the Whine Caucus. Today the Democratic party is dominated by groups making claims of victim status — blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, unwed mothers, artists, pampered academics, environmental activists, the poor, the unemployed, animal rights activists, women, homosexuals. As Michael Crowley openly admits on Slate: “What does define and unify the [Democratic] party is a sense of victimhood.”

A wide body of research shows that modern liberals are much more likely to complain about things in their lives. Conservatives are more content with their lives. When asked “How satisfied are you with life these days? Sixty-six percent of conservatives said “very satisfied” compared with only 46 percent of liberals. Conservatives are more likely to say they love their jobs (53 percent vs. 41 percent) and even enjoy their hobbies more (63 percent vs. 51 percent). When asked by the Social Capital Survey whether they were satisfied with their income, liberals were more than three times as likely to say “not at all satisfied” — even when they earned the same as conservatives.

I think Michael Savage is guilty of going overboard a lot, but the premise of his book "Liberalism is A Mental Disorder" doesn't sound completely crazy after noting such consistent diaparities. While I wouldn't go so far as to call liberalism a mental disorder, I would call it a symptom of a seriously self-defeating mindset.

Schweizer goes on:

When it comes to something like housework, Democrats are much more likely to complain that the division of work in their home “is unfair to me” than Republicans. In fact, they are five times as likely to whine about it. Another study in The Journal of Applied Psychology found that feminist women do less housework than traditional women — but complain more about it.

On a more serious note, researchers writing in The American Journal of Psychiatry and The Journal of Marriage and Family found that liberals are more likely to attempt suicide than conservatives.

Liberals are also more likely to whine that they are unhappy in their marriages and declare that their health is “fair or poor” than conservatives. Even when you control for income, these gaps exist. Unless you are willing to believe that certain illnesses afflict only certain political groups, something else is at work here.

If only we had a balanced media we could sit back and watch red faced liberals try their hardest to explain this all away. Oh to dream...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Those Union-Busting Democrats

This is such a classic story. The Washington Post reveals that the Democrat led Senate voted to privatize their cafeteria service because the public, union run cafeteria has lost money for 37 out of 44 years it's been running. Dianne Feinstein called the food and service "noticeably subpar"

Even funnier is that the House turned their cafeteria over to a private company back in 1980 and has since received $1.2 million in commission as well as food and service that draws many from the Senate.

If only the RNC was savvy enough to use this stuff in commercials.

UPDATE: Jonah Goldberg has written a great article about this ironic turn as well as a few other notable government failures.

Obama Phenomenon Reinforces Liberal Stereotypes

If progressive minded people have tired of being branded hopelessly naive souls held hostage to their emotions then Obamamania certainly comes at a bad time.

300 million people in the United States and the Democrats choose one with next to no experience and a host of formidable skeletons in his closet. Why? Because he sounds good (though the unspoken offer to forever absolve one's white liberal guilt helps).

Here's a 15 second, simple, and straightforward commercial I'd love to hear from the inept marketing wing of the RNC:

At one time liberals thought Welfare sounded good.

They also thought public housing projects sounded good.

Many liberals still think New Age music sounds good.

And now they want Barack Obama to be the most powerful man in the world. Why? Because he sounds good.

Back here on Earth that's not going to cut it.

Don't vote Jackass this November.

Yesterday Mark Steyn had a great article that I'd suggest to everybody.

After quoting Obama's comment that people should remember this day as the day America began caring for it's sick Steyn noted that 47 people in the audience for Obama's speech were taken to the hospital for nausea, fainting, etc..

Not only does it highlight how pathetically hyper-emotional these people can be , but it raises a great point about "universal" healthcare. If Barack Obama works 47 people up into a frenzy of self-congratulation so intense they're hospitalized, should we as taxpayers have to foot the bill for that? Should genuinely sick people have to wait in line behind these space cadets while simultaneously chipping in for their care?

I would think the answer would be obvious, but then again it doesn't sound as good..

Self-Explanatory Video On Immigration Costs

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dem's Letting Men Into Women's Locker Rooms

I keep saying it, but it doesn't always sink in: You don't have to be a rabid, hardly housebroken liberal to advance radical liberal causes. If you vote for Democrats and aren't actively working to marginalize their whacked out base then the radicals will be making the policies. Why? Because they care more about it than you. Activists find their reason for living in their pet causes, hence they spend ridiculous amounts of time and money in lobbying efforts to scare spineless politicians into caving to them.

That's how we get a story like this one in Colorado where their Democratic governor just signed a bill mandating "equal access" to all public facilities, including bathrooms and locker rooms. This means ladies, that if you're at the bar with your girlfriends and some creepy guy won't stop hitting on you, forget about heading to the bathroom to get away from him, he might just come with. If that strikes you as ridiculous there's more than enough people ready to call you "insensitive", "non-inclusive", and even "intolerant".

There's no way the majority of Democratic legislators who passed this bill actually believe it's a good thing, they are just operationally sissified by the dictates of a liberal worldview that forbids passing any judgements exept those against anti-non-judgementalists.