Sunday, November 25, 2012

Atheism Makes You Stupid

Exhibit No. 895231:
An atheist group is accusing an Arkansas grade school of violating students’ constitutional rights by inviting them to a performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church.


"We're not saying anything bad about Charlie Brown," Anne Orsi, a Little Rock attorney and vice president of the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers, told KARK 4 News. "The problem is that it's got religious content and it's being performed in a religious venue and that doesn't just blur the line between church and state, it oversteps it entirely."

Forget about the fact that no student at the Arkansas school is required to go to the performance, the venue is an inanimate object, there is no "separation of church and state" in the Constitution, and that the so-called "religious content" Ms. Orsi is referring to in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is a factually accurate recitation of the origins/meaning of Christmas. Public school children must remain of the belief that Christmas is all about Santa Claus, i.e., the Democrat Party platform pre two-thirds delegate "approval" of this!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Business Shakedown Legacy

The one thing that Arnold Schwarzenegger has touted as a crowning achievement in his otherwise disastrous tenure as California's governor, which ended in 2010, is the enactment of "cap and trade" legislation. One of the features of this state law, which is set to take effect in 2013, is the auction sale of "carbon credits" by the state to businesses that may emit pollutants at levels that are in excess of what is legally permitted.

Unsurprisingly, it turns out that the entire premise for cap and trade legislation - anthropogenic global warming - is bullshit. Recently, the Science and Public Policy Institute in Virginia released a report which found that if the United States just stopped emitting carbon dioxide altogether, "the ultimate impact on projected global temperature rise would be a reduction, or a 'savings,' of approximately 0.08°C by the year 2050 and 0.17°C by the year 2100--amounts that are, for all intents and purposes, negligible."

So that carbon credit auction California had a few days ago pursuant to its impending cap and trade law? A pure scam. More significantly, though, businesses that couldn't afford to purchase any carbon credits are going to shut down, move out of the state or pass on whatever emissions fines they have to pay onto consumers.

Thanks for nothing, Arnold, you clusterf&*k of miserable fail.

Astro Turf Much?

How many of the protesters in this video are actual Wal-Mart employees, I can't say. Seeing as how most of them were specially bused in (probably by a labor union) and nobody would give a responsive answer to why they were there protesting, I'm willing to bet almost none.

h/t Gateway Pundit

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rush Limbaugh on Thanksgiving

Historically speaking, Thanksgiving was basically a celebratory rejection of what came to be known as socialism.
...Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives." That's not what it was. "Here is the part that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share." It was a commune. It was socialism. "All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well," not to the individuals who built them.

"Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives. He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage." They could do with it whatever they wanted. He essentially turned loose the free market on 'em. "Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism." And they found that it didn't work.


...So what did they try next? Free enterprise. "Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products. And what was the result? 'This had very good success,' wrote Bradford, 'for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.'" They had miraculous results. In no time they found they had more food than they could eat themselves. So they set up trading posts. They exchanged goods with the Indians. The profits allowed them to pay off the people that sponsored their trip in London. The success and the prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans, began what became known as the great Puritan migration.

And they shared their bounty with the Indians. Actually, they sold some of it to 'em. The true story of Thanksgiving is how socialism failed.

Read all of Rush's monologue here. And Happy Thanksgiving! Here's hoping we can restore it to being a celebration, rather a memorial, to free market capitalism.

The Liberal Stupid is Outta Control

This is a news report on the Thanksgiving-Eve protest organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) against LAX. The thing of it is, SEIU doesn't even represent LAX workers. Anyway, watch, laugh, and/or cry at what non-airport workers who were at the protest supporting SEIU say. Or are they "baaaaa"-ing?

Monday, April 09, 2012

John Campbell Is A Clusterf*ck Of Miserable Failure

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen some of the lamenting I've done in the past about nobody making a primary challenge to my congressman, John Campbell.

Since ascending to Congress from the California State Legislature in 2005, Campbell has built up a voting record that is decidedly at odds with the conservative reputation he'd like everyone to believe he possesses. In addition to voting for the Wall Street bailout (aka TARP), Campbell was the only congressional Republican against limiting the salaries and bonuses of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives. Campbell further voted for an increase on the limits of Fannie and Freddie home loans, helped Democrats in Congress beat back efforts to effectively repeal the anti-business Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and voted to overturn the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

John Campbell is also notoriously known to be an "absent congressman" who seems to only show up in the district whenever he makes a call-in appearance to the Hugh Hewitt radio show. I myself have never gotten a response from Campbell about the emails I sent to his office regarding the need to reform the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Given all of his shortcomings as a congressman, it's unsurprising that John Campbell failed to get endorsed by the Orange County Republican Party Central Committee this past February. From this news, I was delighted to learn that a primary challenge was being made to Campbell by a fellow named John Webb, a former Marine and police officer.

I'm not sure how realistic it is for John Webb to win in June, because even though the local GOP establishment isn't backing Campbell, I'm sure Campbell is getting a lot of money from the elected establishment in DC. Nevertheless, I'm voting for John Webb, and if you too live in the newly drawn 45th congressional district of California, I would encourage you to do so as well.

So A White Guy Walks Into A Polling Place Claiming To Be Eric Holder...

Unless you pay absolutely no attention to any news whatsoever, Eric Holder is the Attorney General of the United States. He is President Obama's appointed head of the U.S. Department of Justice, which is basically responsible for enforcing all Federal criminal and civil rights laws. And like President Barack Hussein Obama, Eric Holder is black.

No doubt at the direction/approval of Obama, the Dept. of Justice under Eric Holder recently struck down laws in the states of South Carolina and Texas which would have required voters to show a valid photo ID before they could receive a ballot. These sensible laws were blocked by the DOJ on the unsubstantiated rationale that they illegally deterred racial minorities, Hispanics in particular, from voting.

As the below video reveals, it seems Eric Holder also doesn't think requiring a valid photo ID does anything to prevent voter fraud from occurring. Indeed, Holder doesn't even seem to think there is a voter fraud problem. He is, of course, proven horribly horribly wrong:


Update: An unnamed DOJ official weakly dismisses as "manufactured" the voter fraud exposed in the above video. h/t

Monday, March 12, 2012

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Father Barron on The New Atheists

In Orange County, California, there is a stretch of the 55 freeway where you can regularly see a billboard sign that has been paid for by a group of self-identified atheists.  As you can see by the embedded image of Thomas Jefferson, these atheists just don't express their non-belief in any god, they are openly hostile toward religion; Christianity in particular.  How do I know this?  For one thing, Thomas Jefferson never said the words that these atheists attributed to him.      

Watch this short video of Fr. Robert Barron on the new atheists (h/t The American Catholic).  I especially like how he describes atheism as a drug that makes its adherents the very thing which they accuse people of religious faith of being: delusional.

Saturday, February 25, 2012