Sunday, January 16, 2005


Dear me! It seems that I am not alone in finding Jason Soon's thinking to be very dubious. Another Australian blogger notes Soon's sympathy for the Bolshevik revolution (which ousted post-Tsarist DEMOCRATS) with great contempt.

Michelle Malkin has a pretty well-substantiated story of another attempted aircraft hijacking like the 9/11 effort.

There are none so blind... Leftie bigshot Kuttner speaks: "There's a standard story about partisan gridlock: The American electorate is mostly middle of the road. The voters want the parties to work together and solve national problems. ... The voters have to be sick of partisan wrangling and worried about unsolved national ills. But everything else about this fable is wrong. For starters, one party has indeed been captured by extremists, but the other one has moved steadily toward the center. Republicans are in the hands of theocrats and fiscal radicals so keen on dismantling government that they don't care how high the deficit goes.... ". [The fruitcake must live in alternate reality. If he thinks Bush's record spending is "dismantling" government, he should be in a loony bin]

Dangerously decayed Left: "One of the few certainties of the 20th century was that the apostles of Marxist materialism and the adherents of Muslim theocracy were mortal enemies. In Afghanistan, they went to war. But that was the 20th century. In the new era, Communist red and Islamist green, joined by more than a dash of Nazi brown, have increasingly forged an anti-liberal alliance that sees Israel and the United States as its common enemies. They all believe, in different ways, that if only the United States and Israel could be destroyed, the world could return to the idyllic harmony that prevailed before Jewish capitalism polluted it. On both sides of the English Channel, left-wing intellectuals are creating new alliances to promote anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism in the guise of radical politics. This revived and virulent outbreak of an old disease, anti-Semitism, should alarm anyone concerned with the two regions of greatest importance to the United States today, Europe and the Middle East"

Technology lifesaver: "A Houston engineer was searching for a method to keep track of his 16-year-old daughter when she started driving. The technology he found while searching the Web not only helped him do that, it also may have saved her life... Teen Arrive Alive, a Florida-based company, offers packages that include bumper decals and phones equipped with global positioning systems to allow parents to monitor their teens' locations and driving habits.... One night when Wayne's daughter was late arriving home, he said, he found her location by tracking her phone. When he drove to the site, he said, he found his daughter in a confrontation with an older man she had previously dated without her parents' knowledge. "He had pulled her over and wouldn't let her go," Wayne said. "As soon as he saw me, he took off. If I hadn't driven up, I don't know what would have happened."

Good IQ needed even for football: "First round quarterback draft pick Eli Manning (Peyton Manning's brother) from Mississippi scored a 39 on the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT) during the 2004 annual NFL combine. He scored nearly ten points higher than most players on the 50-question timed test, but many people may wonder why it matters. Who cares what a football player scores on an intelligence test? Football team owners do, because they understand that good players need brains as well as brawn to be winners. "Selecting a new quarterback is like hiring a president for a company," says Michael Callans, President of Wonderlic Consulting. They need to lead, think on their feet, evaluate all of their options and understand the impact their actions will have on the outcome of the game. Wonderlic helps team owners make the best selections by identifying which players have the mental strength to lead their team to victory."

The undemocratic party: "Many of the American left's chief policy aims over the last 40 years -- including legalized abortion on demand, race-based admissions for state-run colleges, and driving God and prayer out of American public life -- were advanced not at the ballot box or in legislatures, but by unelected federal judges who enacted the liberal agenda by fiat from the bench. There was a simple reason for this: The American people had too much good sense to give the liberal agenda majority nationwide support. To win, liberals had to cheat the democratic system. To do that, they had to make sure the referees were on their side. It did not matter if a large majority of voters in a state backed a conservative initiative, or if a supermajority of the U.S. Congress enacted a conservative law. All the liberals needed to prevail was for one federal judge to take their side, and at least five members of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule for them if a conservative appeal made it that far."

No free speech about lawyers: "Two pensioners were arrested outside a New York court for telling jokes about lawyers. The men were telling jokes while queuing to get into the First District Court in Hempstead, reports Newsday. 'How do you tell when a lawyer is lying?' Harvey Kash, 69, said to Carl Lanzisera, 65. 'His lips are moving,' they said in unison. But a lawyer standing in front of them in the queue was not amused and had them arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. ... Dan Bagnuola, a spokesman for the Nassau courts, said the men were causing a stir and that their exercise of their First Amendment rights to free speech was impeding the rights of others at the court."

My latest posting on MarxWords shows that Engels did not believe that all races were equal. Guess who topped the pops! My latest posting on "A scripture blog" is a big one -- looking at John 20:28 "My Lord and my God"



That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftists is perfectly shown by the Kerry campaign. They put up a man whose policies seemed to be 99% the same as George Bush's even though the Left 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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