Monday, November 21, 2005

The Murtha Game

"Murtha's pullout call had sent the message that America was prepared to cut and run in the war on terror."


"When the smoke finally cleared in the House chamber Friday night, not even Rep. Murtha had voted to back his own call for immediate withdrawal."

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Guns + Good People = Less Crime

I asked my elderly Mom once whether she'd rather have good and bad people armed or just bad people armed. With a gentle "Edith Bunker" type wisdom she sadly replied, "I don't want any people to be armed".

Oh, if only we lived in a world where that could happen.

But, it can't happen folks. There is no way to keep criminals from getting guns. And, the only thing worse than criminals having guns is for criminals to be the only ones to have them.

After Florida passed Senate Bill 436, Florida tourists were warned of a new gun law as if Florida had become a country about to go to war.

Yet afterward, Florida's overall violent crime rate fell 33% more than the national rate did.
Murder fell 50% more than the national rate while rape fell 59% more, robbery fell 49% more, and aggravated assault fell 11% more than the national rates.

Jesse Jackson's "Returning New Orleanians” Talk Funny


“They’re trapped in those rescue camps,” Jackson explained his humanitarian campaign to the media. “They (the New Orleans refugees) should have the right to return and priority in jobs and housing.” And so he led over 200 of these “trapped New Orleanians” in a five-bus caravan that started in Chicago wound through St Louis, Memphis, Mobile and Jackson and finally pulled up to New Orleans on October 11th.

“Their accents don’t sound right for New Orleanians,” noted New Orleans natives Shantell and Woodrow Arnold after they boarded one of the Rainbow/Push buses in Jackson Ms. The buses landed amidst much fanfare and the local TV and radio stations were on hand to interview the multitude of returning “New Orleanians.”

But the accents didn’t sound right to the media people holding the mics either. They went from one returnee to the other, frantically seeking an actual New Orleanian. Turned out, exactly 14 of the 200 people were from New Orleans. And when the rest of the bus riders discovered the state of local conditions 75 per cent of them promptly boarded the buses and fled back to their homes in Memphis, Chicago, Mobile, etc. “It was hard to convince displaced residents to return home,” finally admitted Denise Dixon, national field organizer for the Rainbow/PUSH coalition.

But nary a peep issued from Reverend Jackson regarding the discrepancy......

Friday, November 11, 2005

High School Students Get Class Credit for Protest Rally Attendance.

The School provided transportation, students got class credit, and teacher sang a ditty that made a student want to bolt.


"The Los Angeles Unified School District took things a step further. The district helpfully agreed to provide buses — that's right, buses — as well as "adult supervision" to the nearly 800 high school students.....

.....Consider the L.A. Unified public school music teacher, who routinely calls Republicans "stupid." The school where he teaches, by the way,purports to follow a "code of conduct" that condemns discrimination based on race, sexual preference or religious beliefs. Yet the teacher, according to one of his students, constantly condemns Republicans as "crazy religious Christians." The music teacher excitedly told the class about a "song" someone e-mailed him. He decided to serenade his class by singing the ditty a cappella:

The Battle Hymn of the Republicans

Mine eyes have seen the bungling of that stumbling moron Bush;
He has blathered all the drivel that the neo-cons can push;
He has lost sight of all reason 'cause his head is up his t**h;
The Doofus marches on. [more]

One student in the class, a self-described "conservative Christian Republican," almost bolted from the room. The student, however, feared the teacher's reputation for vindictiveness that could result in fewer assigned solos, or, even worse, not getting an invitation for the class's out-of-town concerts.

According to the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, registered Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a 10-to-1 ratio in the faculty of 150 departments at 32 elite colleges and universities. At 13 of the schools, they found only one Republican. And four of the schools showed no registered Republican in the departments examined."

The next time you hear someone repeat that old statement about the more education a person has the more likely he or she is to be liberal, ...think why.