Thursday, September 23, 2010

Is it really a good idea to remind voters of your own horrific performance in office?

Hate crimes from the left against someone simply for holding a political opinion that isn't even out of the mainstream.

First it was dwarf tossing.

Is "hippie punching" next?

You'd think they've have done some market research. 83% of Independent Women would vote against you if you're wrong on health care, even you're with them on all the other issues.
And what must the candidate’s position on health-care reform be? For 83 percent of the respondents who said their vote would hang in the balance, the candidate must oppose Obamacare. So, according to the survey, if you support Obamacare, you’ve just lost 40 percent (83 percent of 48 percent) of the independent vote — before any other issue is even addressed.
It sounds like Obama has lead his party into a Punji Pit.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Now this makes me angry. GM should be forced into a bankruptcy sale. It's become a shell for political contributions to save the bloated unions who now call more of the shots than its management.

Somebody explain

Why something we don't want children doing is OK for adults? It's not because they only hurt themselves by drinking, smoking, and having promiscuous sex, because a lot of adults do hurt themselves by such behavior.

Why do presidents give Bob Woodward access at all? His books always contain stuff that hurts them.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DADT stalled in Senate The left will call it "obstructionism." I consider it overreach. I think that this tactic of bundling weak legislation with "must pass" bills ought to be outlawed. Maybe if these people had to stick to their knitting instead of playing partisan games to pass laws that don't really have majority support on their own, they'd have more respect among the people.

I still don't understand why this is such a big deal for gays. What would be different if they were allowed to be openly gay in the military, except for increased problems between them and their straight colleagues?

Any incumbent who runs a write-in campaign pretty much confirms that he/she is too in love with power to be trusted with it any further.

Obama's October Surprise


Thus spake the NYTimes:
Mrs. Obama is the most popular member of her husband’s administration. Having worked to build good will through nonideological causes like fighting obesity and assisting military families, aides say, she is ready to spend some of her political capital to advance President Obama’s agenda.
The most popular member of her husband's administration? Political capital?

True enlightenment on Climate Change:
Greens are a puny force by comparison to industrial lobby groups, the cowardice of governments and the natural human tendency to deny what we don't want to see. To compensate for our weakness, we indulged a fantasy of benign paternalistic power – acting, though the political mechanisms were inscrutable, in the wider interests of humankind. We allowed ourselves to believe that, with a little prompting and protest, somewhere, in a distant institutional sphere, compromised but decent people would take care of us. They won't. They weren't ever going to do so. So what do we do now?

I don't know. These failures have exposed not only familiar political problems, but deep-rooted human weakness. All I know is that we must stop dreaming about an institutional response that will never materialise and start facing a political reality we've sought to avoid. The conversation starts here.
Of course, he's wrong to believe that industries are willing to melt the ice caps and raise sea levels in order to keep making money, but at least he has come to realize that
benign paternalistic power is a fantasy. Nothing that seeks to deprive people of freedom is effective or benign. We have a lot of problems that have been demonstrated to harm society, such as drunk driving, drug abuse, pornography, sexual promiscuity, divorce, etc. that our laws have been unable to solve.

The "fantasy of benign paternalistic power" is at the core of all "progressive" thinking. The old truth is still true. Power, no matter how benign it sees itself, corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

It takes effort to think of nothing. Unless, like me, you suffer from depression. Then it's hard to think, period.

The Cautionary Principle Lives!

Obamacare inspires insurance companies to stop selling insurance.

Why nobody is buying what Obama is selling.