Thursday, March 29, 2007

Modern Liberalism defined

Evan Sayet talks about his move from the domain of modern liberalism (he used to be a writer for Bill Maher) to modern conservatism and the reasons behind his awakening.

The videos a bit long but it's definitely worth watching the whole thing.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Credit where credit is DU

My thoughts and prayers go out to Tony Snow and his family on news that it has been confirmed that his cancer has returned.

And for one of the first times I've seen (and thanks to HotAir for first bringing this to light), he's even receiving sympathy from the dedicated Left posters at the DU.

I'm beginning to wonder if this could be a first step in a return to a more civilized political climate in which the two major sides return to a time when it was understood that even though they may disagree on issues, that does not make the other side evil. It's only sad that it took the almost simultaneous announcements of this devastating disease hitting both a prominent Democratic and Republican family to start things moving in that direction.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

France's newest export

Islamic riots.

1 dead, five injured and hundreds of thousands in damages in a riot at a French run gas plant in Yemen after a French employee tossed a Koran onto floor.

You'd think that with all riots over the last year and the fact there are still upwards of 750 areas in their home country which the police refuse to enter that a Frenchman would be a little more careful in how he interacts with the Religion of Peace.

Take from this story what you will.

(h/t HotAir)

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

She's Back!

I give you the return of Stephanie:

Thanks again to the Ottawa Sun.

Previous: You are my Sunshine


Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday's PSA

Brought to you by HamNation:

Have to agree with Allah on this one; Best HamNation evuh!

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Bush Finally Shows Some Backbone

Trying to find a Youtube version but for now here's a link to the HotAir post with video of Bush's response to the Democratic spending Bill which passed in Congress earlier today.

If only he was as open and direct about his other problems with the Democrats instead of trying to be everyone's friend. He doesn't need to be outright confrontational, except where it is called for, but like this case where he clearly spells out his stance and what his problems with the oppositions proposals are.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Is the grass truly greener on the other side?

Here's a study that suggests that gas gurgling Hummers are actually more environmentally friendly than everyone's favorite battery operated wonderkins; the Toyota Prius.

Now to be fair, the study makes some assumption that drastically bias their calculations in favor of the Hummer (life expectancy being a big one) so it's probably not an accurate analysis of their true environmental impact, but it does raise some interesting points with regards to just how green are green technologies.

Ethanol and solar are both oil saving technologies which are very costly to produce, often doing more harm than good. The corn used for ethanol devastates the nutrient content of the soil while the chemicals used in producing solar panel are highly toxic. Wind power is relatively cheap but produces limited power and takes up much more space, as well as being a risk to the local wildlife.

While we probably all agree that no matter what your stance on the global warming debate reducing pollutants in the air is a good thing, how hard should we push for the adoption of the current batch of green tech as opposed to waiting until their are further developed?

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Time out for romance

A touching video that truly pulls at the heart strings.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Too Cute to Live

Talk about feeling rejected.

First you mother refuses to nurse you and then the very groups dedicated to your survival are calling for your head.

But this little bear cub appears to be a tough 'Knut' to crack.

I'm honestly stumped in trying to figure out just what instincts animal rights activists think Knut will be deficit in which will cause him drastic harm at the Berlin Zoo.


Friday, March 16, 2007

What Liberal Media?

Just a simple question to those 28% who still think there is a conservative bias to the media, please explain how the routine firing of 8 federal prosecutors becomes a newsworthy event which requires congressional hearings when:
  1. They are political appointees which serve solely at the discretion of the President.

  2. Several had negative performance ratings in or routinely ignored areas considered important by the new administration (voter fraud and illegal immigration for example).

  3. The previous administration fired all 93 prosecutors, a truly unprecedented move, with at least one on the verge of indicting a Democratic Congressman, with nary a peep from the MSM.
The double standards in play here are simply amazing to watch and I'm not the only one who thinks so.

It's as bad as NBC's use of Tim Russert in covering the Scooter Libby perjury trial when he was a star witness in the case who completely changed his own story between the time he was interviewed by the FBI and testified at the trial.

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Into the Heart of Darkness

Martin Himel does an excellent job on this in depth look at Concordia University's Student Union and it's involvement with radical Islam and anti-Israel hate groups.

That these people think of themselves as 'progressive' and 'liberal' just speaks volumes about how those terms have been hijacked by the far left.

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Some followup links:

The Middle East Forum: Islamism's Campus Club: The Muslim Students' Association
Daniel Pipes

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Monday, March 12, 2007

The Compassionate Left (again)

First there was Cheney explosion story and throngs of 'liberals' climbed all over each other to condemn the would be assassins; mostly for their bad aim.

Now we have a story about former President Bush collapsing from dehydration while golfing (why he was out in 94 degree weather is a story all unto itself) and once again their love knows no bounds. Out of 5 pages of comments the number of well wishers could be counted on one hand with fingers to spare, and they were mostly from conservative readers daring to show their heads on the increasingly ultra-leftwing Huffpo.

Now compare that to how news of Tim Johnson's medical condition was received by the right side of the blogosphere. While the topic did focus on the political ramifications no one wished the man or his family harm, in fact people even got angry about how quick the AP was in focusing on the political aspects instead of his illness. And on the Johnson front, it's nice to see that he's moved out of the hospital and into a recovery facility and is still able to work, although I'm sure his family and caretakers are limiting him as much as possible.

Or for a more direct comparison,look at reactions to Clinton's hospitalization for chest pains. Although the AP did try to create a story to make it look like Republicans did wish him ill.

It's just another example of how most left wingers let their emotions rule their actions, with no regard for common decency. When a liberal says he hates an opponent he generally really means he hates them. Their hate is a highly emotional response which suppresses all logical thought.

When a conservative says they hate their opponent they almost always mean they disagree with their ideology and probably think of them as hard headed. While they may not like the person and want to sit down and 'chat' they rarely wish them any real harm.

To Former President Bush and Senator Johnson, I wish you both a full recovery.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

"The Great Global Warming Swindle"

Check out Channel 4's breakthrough documentary, The Great Global Warming Swindle at Google Video.

I wonder if Gore will get another academy award for his appearance in this film.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

In His Own Words

Corp. Matt Sanchez, Marine Corps reservist, Columbia student, this years recipient of CPAC's Jeanne Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award for his advocacy on the part of veterans and the military on the Columbia campus and yes, former gay porn actor, speaks out about his past and present and what it means to him to be a conservative at

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Hijinx at the HuffPo

JonQuixote has a pretty good run down of the latest news about the 'Cheney should die' thread over at Huffington Post.

It's obvious from Arianna's reaction that she herself never reads her own blog. Wishing death to the President or Vice President is nothing new for most mainstream left blogs. In fact as Jon, and several other bloggers, point out one of Arianna's own bloggers has done so in an actual post, and not just in the comments section.

I'm just kind of surprised as to the reaction this has gotten from both the right and the left. Anyone the least bit familiar with left wing blogs like Kos or DU or for that matter Huffpo itself would recognize these type of dark thoughts as making up a sizable minority, if not the majority, of any discussion that centers around the current U.S. Administration. It would be like Noah floating around on the Ark and suddenly on day 12 of the flood looking up and being shocked at seeing a cloud.

But it is fun to read how every single negative comment ever written on any left wing blog is actually written by undercover right-wing spies meant to discredit 'the movement'. The proof of which is of course, the well known fact that Republicans are just that evil.

I also love the guy who on page 15 of the comments on Arianna's reply offers up that explanation because he's "surprised that no one has pointed what seems to be a clear possibility", well except for about 350 of the other 356 comments on the post, starting with comment #1.

I really hope he was being sarcastic. Sadly, I don't think those people in the thread demanding the return of the Fairness Doctrine were.

Update: (30 seconds later)
Thanks to Mary Katherine Ham for reminding me of this post that appeared on HuffPo just after the cleansing. Notice anything missing?

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My favourite DKOS thread of the week

You can feel the outrage that "Faux News" (I wonder if any of them have actually tried to pronounce their little play on words) will be hosting yet another Democratic Debate.

Of course giving the Democratic Primary debate a national televised audience on the most watched news channel in North America is all some part of Rupert Murdoch's evil plan to keep Republicans in the White House.

There is one shining beacon of hope in the darkness, but despite his best efforts 'Talex' is having one hell of a time trying to pierce the shield of righteous indignation most of the kossacks have erected around their brains.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Not that anyone asked me...

... but I'll go on the record, again, stating Ann Coulter does not represent me.

As I've said more than once, I may agree with many of her underlying arguments but she has a way of presenting her case that often does much more harm than good. Always looking to go that extra mile when a foot would do.

I find that anytime she's on TV at some point in the conversation she bound to say something to annoy the hell out of me.

And for those Ann-can-do-no-wrong defenders out there, I understand that what she says is often taken out of context but some things just shouldn't have been said in any context (unless the context happens to be that your last name is Murphy or Pryor and this is the 80's during a live stand-up show).

And for those not sure what this is all about just check out here. I'm sure you can find something that will offend you.

I have to say Jeff over at PW has the best response so far to the latest Coulter-Gate fiasco.

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Lets get this Party started!

An interesting concept.

I have to admit I've never heard of this party until the comment dropped off on my site last week but after looking at their website they have some good ideas. I can't say I agree with them all but in the very least having a party dedicated to electoral change should get the discussions going.

It's time the Canadian system gets an overhaul and the best way to start is probably on the provincial level. It should help iron things out and give people real world examples before making any sweeping changes to the National system.

If you happen to live in the Atlantic provinces you should check out their site.


Save Smith Falls

Smith falls is a small town on the outskirts of Ottawa with a population of about 9000 people. If Hersey follows through on their plans to shut down their plant and move it to Mexico that will mean at least 500 direct jobs lost and countless indirect ones. I'm sure Smith Falls will survive as a town, thanks to it's close proximity to Ottawa, but moving from a self sustaining town to a suburb of a much larger city can have a drastic change the character of a place.

Since the announcement testimonials have been flying in from around the globe from people who have enjoyed their tours of the facility. There was even a letter in the Sun from a native Pennsylvanian who say he never visits any of the local Hersey sites but makes the trip with his family to Smith Falls every year or two.

So if you'd like to send a little notice to Hersey about their moving locations please head over to the "Keep Hershey in Smith's Falls" petition and add your signature to the list.


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