Wednesday, July 06, 2005


How to piss on the Fourth of July . From a well-known anti-American rag: "There is an unwelcome comfort with the inequitable distribution of freedom even in our own country. There is a poisonous tolerance for the idea that freedom encompasses only the right to say positive things about America and its mission in the world". [Yech! HT Keith Burgess Jackson. That the NYT editorialist can freely say such poisonous things disproves what he says!]

British TV has just broadcast an interview with GWB in which they were absolutely determined to wrong-foot him. They failed. He gave some excellent blunt answers, particularly at the beginning. Worth a read.

Americans already donate hugely: "Private American citizens donated almost 15 times more to the developing world than their European counterparts, research reveals this weekend ahead of the G8 summit. Private US donors also handed over far more aid than the federal government in Washington, revealing that America is much more generous to Africa and poor countries than is claimed by the Make Poverty History and Live 8 campaigns. Church collections, philanthropists and company-giving amounted to $22bn a year, according to a study by the Hudson Institute think-tank, easily more than the $16.3bn in overseas development sent by the US government".

The latest Doonesbury cartoon has inspired Iraq Now to make some pointed comments on attempted put-downs of bloggers by journalists and others. Since an awful lot of journalists are now bloggers as well, such attempts are pretty amusing anyway. And, as "Iraq Now" points out, bloggers are often a lot more expert than journalists. I for instance blog a lot on political psychology and I have more academic expertise in that subject than any journalist I have ever heard of.

La Shawn Barber reports: "I told him the liberal media propped up [Sharpton, Jackson etc.] because it's easier to get quotes and sound bites from so-called black leaders speaking for a group than it is to actually deal with blacks as individuals. In response, the caller said as a person of African descent, he appreciates what Jackson and Sharpton do. I interrupted him (rude, I know) and said as someone also of African descent, I did not, and I resented the white media's perception that they represent me and my interests. I asked: Are we sheep? Why don't other racial groups have leaders? Why only blacks? Are we children who can't think for ourselves and be responsible for our own lives? I don't think he answered me

EU stupidity: "Patients' lives are being put at risk because thousands of doctors working in the UK may not have sufficient English language skills, doctors warn. All medics from outside Europe are tested by the General Medical Council before being allowed to work, but those from within Europe are exempted. The British Medical Association is seeking legal opinion on whether the EU labour law ruling can be overturned".

The party of defeat: "Col. Charles Beckwith, founder of the Delta Force, tells a story about White House planning in April 1980 for the mission to rescue our 53 hostages in Tehran. Beckwith had visited the White House Situation Room to brief President Carter. In the meeting, according to one writer, "Charlie mentioned that his Delta shooters would 'take out' the hostage guards. "Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher looked over at Charlie, eyebrows raised. 'Take them out,' Colonel?" Beckwith replied: "Yes, Mister Deputy Secretary. We're going to double-tap 'em. Shoot 'em each in the head - twice." Christopher protested: "Couldn't you just shoot them in the shoulder or something?" And liberals wonder why conservatives consider them weak. ... Karl Rove was 100 percent accurate with his June 22 comments: "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9-11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9-11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Liberals are livid, mainly because, secretly, they know Rove has them nailed.... Democrats forbid America to fight. For 70 years, they refused to take communism seriously. Now, they refuse to take terrorism seriously."

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE and LEFTISTS AS ELITISTS. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftist movers and shakers is perfectly shown by the 2004 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.

Leftist ideologues 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 and can con "the masses" into giving them power.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist"

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