Sunday, October 31, 2004


Psychologist Tanya Dineen thinks that GWB has got more EQ (emotional intelligence -- ability to relate to other people emotionally) and Kohn Kerry has got more IQ. On the evidence I have seen, she is wrong. GWB has got more of both. It's silly to think that the two are very different anyhow. IQ helps you to solve ALL problems -- including how to relate to other people. That's what IQ is: General problem-solving ability -- and figuring out how to get on well with other people is one of the most important things to solve that there is. And it always amuses me when people say GWB is stumble-tongued and inarticulate. We had a guy like that as Premier of my home State of Queensland not too long ago. And how long did he stay in power? 20 years! He won election after election. He got up to 59% of the popular vote. For ordinary sensible people, genuineness trumps a slick tongue every time.

Steve Sailer's careful study of the IQ of both Bush and Kerry got so much publicity that it was even reported in the New York Times. Having ANY mention of IQ in the N.Y. Times has greatly miffed many Leftists. The very idea of IQ is a frontal assault on their "all men are equal" gospel. Note how this Leftist site treats the matter. There is not even a shred of discussion of the evidence Steve presented. It is all an ad hominem attack: Sailer is a bad man so what he says cannot be right. And the evidence for Sailer being a bad man? He is RIGHT WING! That proves it! Ad hominem attacks, of course, have no scholarly merit whatsoever and this particular one is particularly stupid. It completely closes off debate by inviting the obvious riposte: "I am going to believe nothing that YOU say because you are LEFT WING! But I guess that Leftists WANT to close of debate. Full consideration of the evidence on something is always dangerous for them.

I note that the same site is boycotting (or girlcotting) Paypal. Apparently Paypal has been acting high and mighty with Leftists too. The Bill Quick affair has soured conservative bloggers on Paypal so one wonders whether Paypal wants any business at all. It's all good news for Amazon's alternative service.

A scientist involved in embryonic stem cell research nails John Kerry's lies about the matter.

In case there are one or two readers of this blog who have not yet heard of the way legalized abortion is giving conservatives the victory of the cradle (more conservatives than Leftists being born), there is a useful summary of the matter here. The article plays safe by saying that it is only "socialization" that causes children to have similar politics to their parents but the fact of the matter is that genetics is an even bigger influence in that direction. Your politics are largely inborn -- probably because high ego-need (Leftism) is inborn.

Krauthammer has an excellent article about America's victory in Afghanistan -- that everyone seems conveniently to have forgotten when they predict the impossibility of converting Iraq to democracy. One quote: "John Kerry has managed to transform our Afghan venture into a failure -- a botched operation in which Bush let Osama bin Laden get away because he "outsourced" bin Laden's capture to "warlords" in the battle of Tora Bora..... "Outsourcing" is a demagogue's way of saying "using allies." (Isn't Kerry's Iraq solution to "outsource" the problem to the "allies" and the United Nations?)".

There is a good article here showing that the Left have been against the normal two-parent family at least as far back as Karl Marx -- without any evidence to support their criticism of it and without any real alternative to it. The evidence shows of course that children raised in two-parent families do significantly better in all sorts of ways than do children reared under other arrangements. So it again just boils down to Leftists hating normal people.

Front Page Magazine have a good "War Blog" covering current issues in the Presidential election.

GWB as a boon to culture? "He's the least culturally savvy US president of the modern era. And the least articulate. But somehow the 43rd leader of the world's only superpower has detonated a global explosion of creativity." [A leftist version of "culture", anyway]

There is a fun story here of how one of the "Nigerian" email scammers met his match. The "Nigerian" scam is an old one now but it just keeps rolling along.

Keith Burgess-Jackson has just put up some good thoughts about the blogosphere.

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH and SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here


That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftists is perfectly shown by the Kerry campaign. They have put up a man whose policies seem to be 99% the same as George Bush's even though they have previously disagreed violently with those policies. "Whatever it takes" is their rule.

Leftists are phonies. For most of them all that they want is to sound good. They don't care about doing good. That's why they do so much harm. They don't really care what the results of their policies are as long as they are seen as having good intentions

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