Saturday, April 12, 2008

Beer Tax?!

The time has come, it seems, for a suds version of the Boston Tea Party. (h/t)
California Assemblyman Jim Beall, Jr., D-San Jose, said Thursday he has proposed legislation that would increase the excise tax on beer that could generate $2 billion in the state.

"The fallout from alcohol consumption costs Californians nearly $36 billion a year in increased health costs, crime, lost productivity, and injuries from accidents and abuse," Beall said. "It’s time for the beer industry to help us with the staggering burden it has helped to create."
Note that Beall hasn't proposed increasing the taxes on wine which, of course, is a significant industry for California, particularly in the northern part of the state.

Friday, April 11, 2008

An Elitist Liberal Caricature Unto Himself

Obamessiah explains why small town folk in America are angry, crazy gun toters, Jesus freaks, racists, "homophobes," xenophobes or economic isolationists.

You go, Barry!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

How Do You Say "Asshat" in Canadian?

Dick Warman.

For some reason, there doesn't seem to be any sort of ACLJ-type organization in Canada. It certainly can use one with idiots like Dick running around.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hey There America!

The teleprompter must have been on the fritz.

Mr. Terrorist Enabler

Also known as possibly the worst President in the history of the United States.
Former President Jimmy Carter is reportedly preparing an unprecedented meeting with the leader of Hamas, an organization that the U.S. government considers one of the leading terrorist threats in the world.

The Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported Tuesday that Carter was planning a trip to Syria for mid-April, during which he would meet with Khaled Meshal, the exiled head of the Palestinian terror group Hamas, on April 18.


Some Carter critics called the latest reports typical of the ex-president.

“It’s about par for the course from President Carter, demonstrating a lack of judgment typical of what he does," said John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. "To go to Syria to visit Hamas at this point is just an ill-timed, ill-advised decision on his part."

“I’m not surprised that Carter would do this, as he has been supporting Palestinian extremism for many years,” said Steve Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a watchdog group.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Why I Really Don't Like Shaking Peoples' Hands

You just never know where someone's hand has been.

BTW, Jake Peavy denies he cheated, and that there was anything but dirt on his hand. I, a lifelong Dodgers fan, think Peavy is a lying bastard.

RIP Charlton Heston

He wasn't just a gun rights advocate, but was one of the very first Hollywood celebrities to publicly speak out against racism. Heston also participated in the 1963 civil rights march with Martin Luther King.

Not holding my breath that it'll happen, but I'd be interested to see how much class and restraint the left side of the blogosphere will exercise over the news of Mr. Heston's unfortunate passing.

Update (8:36 am): Well, that didn't take very long. You can always count on the unhinged at DU to come through.