Backwards America - Part 3

on Thursday, January 31, 2008

Whether or not you support the war in Iraq, this is completely unacceptable.

The anti-war leftists have reached a new low. Apparently everybody is entitled to free speech... except, of course, the people who died to earn it.

In a city measure that passed 8-1, Berkeley City has officially written the U.S. Marine Corps stating that they are "uninvited and unwelcome intruders" in the city. A member of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission was also quoted as saying, "I see the protest as taking a proud and courageous stand."

Actually, I see this as a most cowardly act of appeasement strapped to the end of a two-by-four and shamefully served upside the troops' head. Passing a measure calling troops "uninvited, unwelcome intruders" is disgraceful and any council members who supported the measure should be tried in court for violating the Constitution by infringing on the free speech of the United States military. This is disgusting.

And if that's not enough, in the same measure, the city actually encouraged the anti-war hippie group CodePink to fight the Marines by granting them their own free designated parking spot right in front of the Marine's recruiting office. Berkeley City then slapped nearby businesses in the face when it ignored their pleas to stop CodePink from disrupting business with their loud protests. Several business owners have complained that CodePink protestors drive away business and harass patrons during their protests. Berkeley boldly proclaimed it doesn't seem to care, though, as it granted CodePink a free sound permit which allows them protest as loud as they please while the military office tries to go about their day-to-day tasks.

In speaking of the military that selflessly protects his right of free speech, council member Max Anderson said, "If we can provide a space for ordinary people to protest this barbarity, we ought to do so." That's the only word Berkeley can use to describe the military: Barbarity

But they want you know that they still support the troops. Really.

At what point can we question the patriotism of these hippies? If you ask me, it's time we pull some of Berkeley's federal funding.

UPDATE: ...and it sounds like Senator Jim DeMint wants to do just that - pull Berkeley's federal funding:

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) released the following statement in response to the decision by the City Council of Berkeley, California to evict the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station from the city.

“This is a slap in the face to all brave service men and women and their families. The First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money. If the city can’t show respect for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley should not be receiving special taxpayer funded handouts. I am currently drafting legislation to ensure that American taxpayers aren’t forced to pay for this insult by rescinding all of the earmarks for Berkeley in the Omnibus Appropriations bill, and to transfer the funds to the Marine Corps.”

That's all fine and dandy, but I think DeMint needs to take it a step further and pull ALL of Berkeley's federal funding until they recant their vile troop-hating measure and publicly apologize.

More HisPandering

on Wednesday, January 30, 2008

If the folks in Washington are serious about controlling immigration and properly handling the illegal alien crisis, then why in the world are illegal aliens getting more free money from the government?!?! Remember those tax relief checks we'll all be getting soon? Well illegals are getting them too! (Cue Austin Powers voice) Remittances, baby, yeah!!

I got a better idea: Instead of giving tax money to illegals, why not use that money to finish building the darn fence!

I just don't understand what Washington's obsession is with pandering (rather, hispandering) to illegal aliens...

Tom Tancredo hits the nail right on the head: This is nothing more than a free giveaway to illegals, and is sure to do nothing more than increase illegal immigration.

It'll be interesting to see if anybody addresses this during the upcoming debates.

UPDATE: Wow, Washington actually listened, sort of... The House announced today that the bill has been modified to prevent illegals from getting tax benefits.

Ah, but look closely at the report. Potentially hundreds of thousands of illegals who use ITINs will still be getting checks. Super.

Al Gore Can't Make Up His Mind

on Monday, January 28, 2008

As I so eloquently and beautifully pointed out a couple months back, global warming fanatics were completely wrong when they preached in great error that global warming would cause hurricanes to increase.

Ah, but wait, now they're saying that global warming is going to make hurricanes decrease!!

Poor souls can't make up their mind...

And while you global warming zealots all read over that, the rest of us will be shoveling record snowfall off our driveways in record cold temperatures...

Exit question: If hurricanes are decreasing in number and strength, why is the liberal media touting that as bad information?.. After all, aren't hurricanes the cause of mass destruction and even death? I would think fewer hurricanes would be a good thing...

Hillary Clinton Sucks

on Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s demagoguery has reached a new high, and her campaign has now become the most sexist in American history. Hillary has abundantly played the gender card when it suits her purposes, but then when she’s called to the table on it, she cries (literally) and whines that “the boys are ganging up on her…” Pathetic. Check out the following recent examples of Hillary’s campaign for women president:

1) This is Hillary speaking at an “all-women” liberal arts college. She addressed the students claiming that a victory for her would be a victory for women everywhere. But wait a second, I’m a man. Does that mean a win for Hillary is a NON-victory for males everywhere? Are women the only gender to benefit from Hillary’s possible tenure in the White House? Is this even about being president anymore, Hillary?.. Or is this just some ultra-feminist 'women’s rights' stunt? One of the sexist students at the college was proudly quoted saying, "If you're a woman, you vote for Hillary because of what it means to women everywhere."

Oh, I see, so this election isn’t even about voting for the best qualified person to be the most powerful figure in the world during a time of war; it’s just about women’s rights, dude! Girl power!

Exit question: If this is supposed to be an all-girls college, then why are there a bunch of males in the picture above? Can you say “photo op”

2) Woo! Read this uber man-hating excerpt taken from an ornery female reporter at the HuffPo:

I am so tired of pink men bombing brown children and rationalizing it as fighting terrorism. I am so tired of pink men telling women (of all colors) what to do with their wombs--which connect with their brains--in case you forgot. I am so tired of pink men telling us we should stay in Iraq for generations. I am so tired of pink men buying bombs and cheating schools. I am so tired of pink men having wives who stand behind them and nod sagely on television. I am so tired of pink men expecting that someone--a brown, black, yellow or white woman--will trail behind them changing light bulbs, taking out garbage, washing laundry, keeping food in the house, taking care of kids of all ages, of parents of all ages. I am so tired of pink men whose wives double or triple the family income thinking they can spend it without doing a damn thing at home. I am so tired of pink men spouting nonsense on TV. I am so tired of pink men arguing, blathering, bloviating, predicting the future--usually wrongly--and telling women to shut up. I am so sick of hearing that another pink man has dropped his children out a window, off a bridge or killed his pregnant wife or killed his unpregnant wife because he was infatuated with another pregnant woman. I am so sick of pink men making war and talking about peace. I am so sick of pink men appointing their mediocre cronies to judgeships, to political advisors, to cushy jobs, to columns in the paper, to multimillion-dollar posts as CEOS or actors (while the actresses make less) or producers or writers or newsreaders or talk show bloviators or supposedly sage counselors at law. I am so tired of pink men. And by the way some brown men and tan men and wheaten men do these things too.
Holy crap! Get this woman some Ritalin and get her husband into a bomb shelter, stat! This is what the feminist Hillary campaign has created! Well, she’s right, I suppose. I mean women never commit any crimes at all. There are no female inmates in prison. Thousands of women don’t kill babies each year and call it ‘abortion’. And there never existed people like Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Attila the Hun, Joan of Arc, Margaret Thatcher, or the thousands of Sunni women who purposely raise their children up to be bombs. Sheesh. Look, I’m not some chauvinistic male, but there’s a point where this whole pro-women thing gets out of hand and offensive to the other side. Electing a female president wouldn’t change any of this.

3) As MM notes, this sexist video from Chelsea Clinton and America Ferrera is GUARANTEED to lower your IQ:

"My gosh, like, this is a woman running for president."

Like, totally!

4) In Vegas last week, Hillary went door to door in a poor illegal-immigrant-filled Hispanic neighborhood in an attempt to muster up some votes from the illegals. But, wait… they can’t vote, silly!

Here’s some humorous excerpts from an article concerning her visit to the neighborhood:

[One man] told Clinton how his wife, Elizabeth, a housekeeper on the Strip, was barely supporting the family single-handedly while he was unable to work for two months because of an operation. "We're sort of struggling," he said. "We're getting there, but you have to be strong to make it."
Then Hillary, who has a net worth of $35 million, just got up and left their home, offering no financial assistance to the ‘needy’ family. But she wants you to know that she really does care about the little people. Really.

Then she said this:

"I think we're slipping toward a recession," she said. "A couple of people that I met on the street, they work in construction. They tell me it's slowed down."
Stop the presses! A couple of construction workers said work has slowed down! That MUST mean we’re headed to a recession. After all, construction workers know more than anybody about the economy and global markets. This must be fact!

In broken English, one woman told Clinton how she wasn't making money as a broker anymore.
Well then maybe you should learn English! I personally find that I do business much better when I can speak the language of the people I’m doing business with…

A man shouted through an opening in the wall that his wife was illegal. "No woman is illegal," Clinton said, to cheers.
Once again with the woman pandering! Hillary, listen carefully, crossing the border without documentation IS illegal. And the fact that you don’t want to uphold that law casts serious doubts about your foreign policy. You're a lawyer and a politician for heaven's sake, isn't it your job to uphold the law? And another thing, weren’t you the one who said this to a previous audience:

"If they committed a crime…we have to deport them immediately, no questions asked, no legal process. You put them on a plane to wherever they came from."

Is this one a flip or a flop, I’ve lost track.

5) Speaking of Hispanic workers, Hill had a classic foot-in-mouth moment just a day or two ago. Speaking to an all-Hispanic crowd she said:

She told the crowd that she is going to need their help cleaning up the White House and suggested they bring their brooms and vacuum cleaners to help.
I always knew that Hillary was an idiot, but a racist who spews stereotypes?.. That's a new one.

6) And finally, economists have been buzzing about Clinton’s "solution" to the housing market slump. At the Nevada debate Hillary proclaimed:

I have a plan - a moratorium on foreclosures for 90 days [and] freezing interest rates for five years, which I think we should do immediately.
Does this girl even think before she speaks? Or was this just some stupid whim that entered her head on the spot? Have you every taken an economics class before, Hillary?

Stopping foreclosures for 90 days and freezing interest rates for 5 years would decimate the housing industry and have a devastating effect on the entire economy. Delaying foreclosures would cripple a major part of the banking industry (which is already in trouble) by severely slowing their revenue, and it would only prevent the inevitable – the people would simply lose their homes 90 days later anway. And freezing rates for 5 years would force banks to raise rates well above 8% on mortgages and other loans. Global pension and mutual fund investors would pull their capital from the housing market and place it elsewhere where it would be more profitable – a move which would further wound the banking industry. With a decreased ability to buy a house, home values would plummet. With negative equity, many homeowners would be forced into foreclosure – the opposite effect of what Hillary says would happen.

And this is the woman who wants to be your president.

PS - And if that’s not enough of Hillary for you, there’s more here, here, and here.

Sob Story of the Week

on Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Hillary hates being black-listed as the only woman in the campaign, but when it serves her purposes, she plays the gender card like it's going out of style.

Here's the latest in Hillary's pandering. Watch:

What... was that?! A woman who has been as callused as a stone, showing little or no emotion over the past 15 years - even when her husband was impeached for publicly having multiple affairs on her - is now, in a conveniently calculated moment, crying in a smoke-filled diner as a last ditch effort the night before the election that may very well destroy her political career.

It gets better. The night before on Access Hollywood, Hillary says this:

It's that difficult position that a woman candidate is in, because if you get too emotional, that undercuts you. A man can cry. We know that. Lots of our leaders have cried but, you know, a woman, that's a different kind of dynamic. You know, I may get a little passionate and carried away from the time, and maybe somebody says, "Well, you know, women shouldn't do that." Well, I disagree with that. It may take some getting used to because we haven't had a woman president, but, um, I'm confident that people are going to say, you know, "Wait a minute. I want a fighter in the White House."
Then she conveniently cries the following day after a stupid question planted by Jimmy Carter's ex-photographer.

And then, as if it was some sort of huge coincidence, thousands of voters admit today that they changed their votes for Hillary after they "felt her emotional energy, dude." If Romney or Rudy cried, liberals would all be breathing into a paper bag.

Apparently all you need to do to be President of the United States is cry in front of a bunch of old ladies.

The only thing that makes me want to cry in all this is the fact that voters are actually falling for this garbage.

PS - Oh yeah, the woman who asked Hillary's planted question didn't even vote for the ol' lady.