Saturday, July 26, 2008

On the Bright Side....

This On the Bright Side... is the story of a terminally ill 8-year old who's last wish was to "marry" the girl he'd had a longtime crush on.

Here's the whole story. I promise you'll like it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Another Week In The Life of Hopelessly Liberal Britain

Last week's edition opened some eyes. Well it's another week and there's another boatload of liberalism run amok in Britain. This is what happens when nobody can stand up and say "NO" anymore, relativism is the fashion, and everything is tolerated except "intolerance".

Once again I have to ask: Is this really the direction you want to go?

This is July 15th -July 22nd's moonbattery:

Times of London

Two London police officers were beaten by a mob of roughly 30 people after aksing a girl to pick up her litter. The policemen were unarmed as so many British police are.

British unemployment rate is apparently huge. From the London Times: "The Goverment has set itself an ambitious target of raising the employment rate (of the working age population with jobs) from 75per cent to 80 per cent, while taking a million off incapacity benefit by 2015."

British law gives women a full year off of work with 90% pay. Not surprisingly this has led businesses to hire less women of childbearing age.

A new British government report finds there are more than 1,000 laws which allow police to forcibly enter a citizens home. The list includes "high hedges", and to checking the energy rating on appliances. 430 of these laws have been added since 1997 when the Labour Party (Britains version of the Democrats) took power.

The British Government is poised to propose a ban on happy hours at pubs.

Daily Mail

A man's car is stolen and the theives crash it into a police car. The man is made to pay for the damage to the police car.

Woman who killed baby by throwing it against the ground walks free as judge says 'I am satisfied you will live with the knowledge and guilt every day of your life ".

Customs official who lost the data of 25 million people is given nearly $5million government pension.

School plans to remove all unhealthy items from bag lunches brought from home.

2.5 million foreigners enter Britain each month. Government study finds only 600 visitors are checked against Interpol criminal records EACH YEAR! (Even France checks 7.4 million).

British government plans to record "every phone call, e-mail, text message, internet search and online purchase."

New government guidelines require British police to respond to emergencies within THREE HOURS and burglaries within THREE DAYS!!!

350 knife assaults occurring every day. This doesn't include those among kids 16 and under, which are frequent.

Thugs stab a Shetland pony named Blondie 40 times for fun.

British Government foots half the bill for 'torture porn film' featuring teen group sex called "Donkey Punch".

That ought to teach them. Labour Party says underage criminals can avoid court if they apologize to their victims.

Government reports that 658 govt. owned laptops have been stolen from the Defense Ministry alone in last four years.

Man finds knife 50 yards away from a murder scene and is told by police to throw it away because they are too busy.

Hopelessly wedded to unions, the number of government workdays lost to strikes has tripled to 84,000 EACH MONTH since Labour Party's Gordon Brown took over in March.

Unions now give the Labour Party 9 out of every 10 dollars it takes in. In return Union leaders have turned over a checklist of 130 demands of the Prime Minister.

Peking Duck is banned in Britain by EU regulations that deem the special ovens are not good for environment.

The full list of 1,000 plus statutes that allows the British government to enter a home or business.

All state schools set to teach Muslim traditions in citizenship class while state will employ a panel of Islamic scholars. Muslim students to take citizenship classes from Imams in local mosques.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Obama Removes American Flag From His Plane

First he refused to wear the customary American flag lapel. Next he scrapped the presidential seal and re-made it with his name. Then he just thought he'd give a speech in front of the old Berlin wall as if he was already a world leader. Now he's removed the American flag that once adorned the tail of his plane and replaced it with his trademark "O" symbol.

This man's ego is gynormous.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bravo To Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie

Anytime someone in Hollywood has the guts to question the lockstep liberal orthodoxy of the Left Coast its a cause for celebration.

So hats off to Robert Downey Jr. for saying this in an interview with the New York Times:

"I have a really interesting political point of view, and it's not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can't. I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics ever since."

Hats off as well to Angelina Jolie, who when asked in an Entertainment Weekly interview what it's like to work with a Republican (Clint Eastwood) replied:

"Actually, we don't disagree as much as you'd think. I think people assume I'm a Democrat. But I'm registered independent and I'm still undecided. So I'm looking at McCain as well as Obama."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Week In The Life Of Hopelessly Liberal Britain (There's Still Time For Us To Avoid This)

Barack Obama is "embarrassed" that we Americans aren't as multi-lingual as Europeans and no doubt most of our liberal friends could only dream of a more European style society here in the states. But while naive Americans romanticize about a European utopia, in reality the place is becoming a parody of itself.

I went through hundreds of stories in one newspaper (The Daily Mail) from one country (England) during one week (7/5-7/12) and came up with enough examples of absolutely insane liberal moonbats, ass-hats, and public policies to make anybody think twice before voting to move the U.S. in the direction of Europe.

Some of these stories are so ridiculous you wonder how Brits let their government get away with it. You must remember that you don't need a lot of radicals to cause havoc. All you need is a general liberal mindset that prizes "nonjudgementalism" as the highest virtue. Such a society is then powerless to make a stand even in the most common sense situation for fear of "judging" or being "insensitive".

Here's just a one week glimpse of where liberalism will ultimately get you
(Click any link for the whole story):

-A government funded agency is recommending children as young as three years old be reported for "racism". This includes saying "yuck" when eating unfamiliar ethnic foods.

-His house was pelted with rocks for two years. When he finally chased the punks British police arrested him instead of them.

-A prisoner warns that if he is released he will commit more sexual assaults. Britain lets him out anyway so he stabs and rapes a woman within a week.

-Days after the highest judge in the country called for Islamic Sharia law to be allowed in Britain, the former head of the Bar Council publicly agrees.

-A popular tourist spot is afraid to trim its bushes for fear of "discriminating" against gay men who like to have sex behind them.

-The founder of a children's charity blasts how unbelievably politically correct Britain has become.

-Punks vandalize a WWII Memorial, when a woman tackles one she is arrested and convicted of assault.

-Amid a crime wave of gypsy thieves, British police are told to celebrate gypsy culture in the name of "diversity".

-Britain has a TV show that depicts fundamentalist beheading nonbelieving infidels...except the fundamentalists are Christians.

-Popular British website charges roughly $190 for tips on how to fraudulently get govt. disability benefits.

- London's mayor dons a pink cowboy hat and leads the Gay Pride March. Non-discrimination is one thing, but celebration is another.

-Compulsory sex education to begin at age four in government schools.

-A cancer victim needs a judge to order the "universal" health system pay for her treatment (She didn't win the postcode lottery) Yes, they have a lottery system to decide who gets treatment and who doesn't.

-The British Government has begun giving public employees "performance bonuses". The bonuses are huge and even employees at miserably failing agencies got them.

-You have to wait years for a liver transplant in Britain, but that doesn't stop their National Health Service from selling healthy livers to Greece for cash.

-Brother of one of London's 7/7 bombers is given free trip back to Pakistan "to improve relations" between the countries.

-A businessman sees a thug smash a window. He grabs the thug and calls police. The thug punches him in the face. Police get there. Who gets arrested? This is Britain, the businessman of course.

-British police dogs will now have to wear plastic boots during searches to avoid offending Muslims.

-Multiple sclerosis patients also on the postcode (zip code) lottery system to decide who gets treatment.

-One in three British women report sleeping with TWO OR MORE guys during each vacation.

-Two students reprimanded for refusing to kneel down and pray to Allah during a public school class on religion.

-Britain strictly monitors what foods may be advertised during children's shows. Diet Soda and chicken nuggets are okay, but raisins, bran flakes, ketchup, and instant oatmeal are found too unhealthy. ???

-A man who built his own $1.2 million dream home is going to have to tear it down because it's 2ft too high for the neighborhood's liking.

-British judges are told they should stop jailing people for burglary because it is not a serious offense.

-Executives of the BBC, the British news channel run by the government, are given pay raises despite being caught up in a fakery scandal (Yes, when the news is run by the govt. that's called a conflict of interest)

-Forty percent of new teachers in Britain quit due to poor student behavior and endless bureacratic red tape.

-Such sticklers for regulations, some British hospitals are putting boots on ambulances that park too long. Then there is of course the ensuing ambulance shortages.

-The National Health Service has hired a coordinator whose only job is to help their employees find ways to get to the building. Yes, there is a bus stop in front of the building.

-Liberals need more people dependant on the government or they won't get elected. But people dependant on the government tend to be lazier than most and don't care about voting. So what to do? Free doughnuts and cash prizes from now on at the polls.

-"In 1996 - the year before Labour(Britain's version of the Democrats) came to power with tax and benefit policies based on the doctrine that all kinds of families are equally acceptable - 38.7 per cent of babies of British-born mothers were born outside marriage. By 2006, that had gone up to 49.4 per cent, some 266,000." Now it has topped 50% for the first time.

-British Government regulations require applications for air traffic controllers be offered in braille.

-And.....To show that this insanity is in fact the result of years of liberal subversion and not innate to British DNA, here's a story about the leader of the Tories (Britains version of the Republicans) and his call for sanity in the face of this nonsense.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Watch It All, It's Worth It

Details about the ridiculous lightbulbs the Democrat led Congress has now mandated, read straight from the EPA guidelines.

Minnesotans For Global Warming

These guys from a group called Minnesotans For Global Warming have put together a couple music videos mocking the global warming alarmists and even pointing out that climate change- whatever the cause- has both an upside and a downside.

The first video is set to "If I Had A Million Dollars" by Barenaked Ladies and the second is set to "Imagine" by John Lennon.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Obama Is Afraid To Claim American Exceptionalism: What His "You Need To Make Sure Your Child Can Speak Spanish" Gaffe Says About Him

Obama shows his true colors in this clip where he suggests Americans stop worrying about hispanics who can't speak English and start worrying about making sure their kids speak Spanish. This is the sort of accomodation at any cost that has made Europe a sissified shell of it's once proud self.

Though not shown in this clip he also mentions that it's "embarassing" when Europeans who speak multiple languages come here and so many of us only speak one.
Anybody else been "embarassed" by this? The only people embarassed by such things are those so hopelessly liberal that they'll do cartwheels to impress snotty European intellectuals.

Remember many European countries are the size of American states. If I had to speak a different language to order a drink in Chicago or get some tickets for a Cubs game then I'd be much more likely to have picked up that language. As it stands America is large enough and successful enough to set the pace and let others come over to our ways of doing things. Obama, like most liberals, is afraid to claim American exceptionalism. He wants to accomodate everybody and dares not risk any offense. It's typical but pathetic.

The reaction of the crowd is also telling of how far liberal sentiment has sunk. When he says he believes immigrants should learn English there is some faint applause. When he says we need to make sure our kids can speak Spanish there is a wave of applause that puts the first one to shame.

Blue collar Democrats, is this the kind of hope and change you can believe in? I didn't think so.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Trouble In Paradise

The New York Times editorial board ripped into Barack Obama yesterday and showed a level of naivete that previously had been reserved for Obama himself. They would do better to take the conservative approach to dealing with Obama's rhetoric: Don't believe a word he says.

A couple clips:

Now there seems to be a new Barack Obama on the hustings. First, he broke his promise to try to keep both major parties within public-financing limits for the general election. His team explained that, saying he had a grass-roots-based model and that while he was forgoing public money, he also was eschewing gold-plated fund-raisers. These days he’s on a high-roller hunt.

Even his own chief money collector, Penny Pritzker, suggests that the magic of $20 donations from the Web was less a matter of principle than of scheduling. “We have not been able to have much of the senator’s time during the primaries, so we have had to rely more on the Internet,” she explained as she and her team busily scheduled more than a dozen big-ticket events over the next few weeks at which the target price for quality time with the candidate is more than $30,000 per person.

We are not shocked when a candidate moves to the center for the general election. But Mr. Obama’s shifts are striking because he was the candidate who proposed to change the face of politics, the man of passionate convictions who did not play old political games.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Interesting Story Being Uncovered About Chicago Slums and the Obama Pals Who Built Them (With subsitdies he pushed for)

I'm short on time, but this story from the Ace of Spades paints a less than rosy picture of Obama as the heroic community advocate.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Obama Paid Women Less Than Men

When Barack Obama said from on high that some people cling to guns and religion in response to their lot in life it didn't take long before it was pointed out that gun owners were on the whole wealthier and happier than non-gun owners.

These things tend to happen when you're in the business of talking yet don't know what you're talking about.

So after hearing Barack Obama go on and on about "equal pay" and the "women earn 77 cents ..." myth this past week it only seemed right that something deliciously inconvenient would pop up.

Well here's what popped up. Turns out Obama paid his Senatorial staffers with bigotry in his heart. The average salary for male staffers was $6,000 more than the average for female staffers.

There's probably a perfectly good explanation for this discrepancy, but then again there is when private businesses do it as well.

I'd also like to take a second to point out just how expensive congress and their staffers are to taxpayers. If Obama has 33 men at an average of $55,962 and 31 women at an average of $48,729, that works out to $3,357,345 just in Obama's office alone. I imagine many of these folks also have govt. expense accounts and what not. Just what exactly does Obama need 64 staffers for anyways?