Friday, January 23, 2004


Illegal immigration to the USA does cost the good old U.S. taxpayer heaps but who cares about good law-abiding citizens? It is the "victim" classes who get the attention. Maybe it's about time that taxpayers were recognized as victims too.

If GWB is to lighten up on Mexican illegal immigrants, maybe Mexico should co-operate with the US on Mexican cross border criminals?

The BBC has been publicly attacked by one of its own flagship TV programmes -- “Panorama” -- over the long-running accusations of Leftist bias at the BBC.

Researchers are finding the panic about drink-spiking to be something of a fraud: "the [UK] Forensic Science Service last year investigated 450 allegations of drug rape, a far lower total in itself than the 900-plus claimed by the Roofie Foundation. Of these 450 cases, just 1 to 2 per cent yielded any positive drug identification" And in Australia and New Zealand, there were drugs present in NONE of the alleged cases. It seems to be a fancy excuse to blame just plain old drunkeness on someone else. Under Leftist influence, everything is someone else's fault these days.

There is a good fisking of some of the lies in Michael Moore's Stupid white men here

A comment on Right Nation that I agree with: “Conservativism usually is the product of seeing beyond the overt and obvious into the covert or inobvious, in comparison to much of liberalism, which is often the very product of the knee-jerk, superficial, disenfranchised, angry approach to life”

The consumer pays for bad law: "Though a smattering of doctors around the country charge for phone calls and other formerly free services to help cover administrative costs, the 'office user fee' appears to be the first example of a surcharge designed specifically to defray recent hikes in malpractice insurance."

Carnival of the Vanities is up again.

I mentioned Castro's cultivation of the Eastern Orthodox Church yesterday. Father Mike Walsh of the Maryknoll Society emailed me the following reasonable comment: "If Castro thought the Orthodox were any threat to his power, they wouldn't be there. If they are not a threat to tyranny, they are hypocrites. If Castro can use them for bragging rights, then they are as compromised in Cuba as they were in the Soviet Union."

I have just put up here an email from one of my scientist readers about how biased against new ideas or "rocking the boat" most scientists are. I know from experience how right he is. And it is largely that unwillingness to question the orthodoxy that keeps the "global warming" myth alive.

The anti-globalization World Social Forum has just wrapped up its big bash in Bombay, India. Indian blogger Varnam has some interesting notes about it here and here. He notes that the anti-Globos OBJECT to India's "Green Revolution" that saved India from its recurrent famines and converted India into a food exporting country! Real humanitarians! You don't have to see much of them to conclude that they are driven by anger and hatred rather than by reason or any real concern for others.

Brazilian blogger Luis Afonso advises me that the “reactionary” Brazilian political party I referred to yesterday is just a paler shade of Leftist rather than Rightist and that there ARE no major parties of the Right in Brazil. By Anglo-Saxon standards he is probably correct in that. No wonder Brazil is poor.


The Left have always wanted more spent on welfare and made "Fascism" a swear-word. President Bush deposed a brutal Fascist dictator and sponsored a big expansion of welfare. But instead of being admired by the Left, he is hated with a passion. What does that tell you about the Left? It tells you that they have no principles at all: That everything they have ever claimed to stand for is fake.

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