Wednesday, May 20, 2009

dreams of me and you
hot weather drink in blender
margaritaville
[Written on 5/5/08]

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Al Gore Rakes in the Green

Joseph D'Hippolito writes on the racket called "cap and trade" and the whole so-called "global warming crisis." It is pleasing to see his inclusion of information about Lord Christopher Monckton of whom we recently wrote on at this humble weblog.{1} As we see it, the more people know about people like Lord Monckton and those like him who fly in the face of the attempted snowjob on this matter, the better.

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{1} My Views on Lord Monckton (circa April 26, 2009)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Points to Ponder:

Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation. [Gouverneur Morris]

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Radio Host Savage Seeks Clinton's Help Over Ban

Here is a sample from the article before I comment:

Attorneys for the controversial San Francisco host of the syndicated "Savage Nation" radio show, say the ban is of a blatant human rights violation and formally asked Clinton on Thursday to demand that British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith "rescind the arbitrary and capricious decision" last week to "name and shame" 16 individuals, including Savage, who have been barred from entry into the country.

Smith made headlines - and raised eyebrows - when she included Savage on a list that also includes Islamic terrorists, Russian skinhead killers and neo-Nazis, saying that the individuals don't represent the United Kingdom's "values."

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Savage - whose show reaches an estimated 8 million to 10 million listeners on nearly 400 stations nationwide, according to industry sources - told The Chronicle in an exclusive interview Thursday that "I've been very harsh on Hillary and Bill (Clinton) over the years."

"But precisely for this reason, she should take my case. It would show that she can rise above partisan politics," he said, "because Jacqui Smith is in violation of the European Union's laws themselves."


The bottom line on this issue is simple: though Michael Savage and Hillary Clinton do not agree on very much issue-wise, that he has been lumped in on the list with people who are murderers, terrorists, Nazi's and the like is blatant and vicious libel.

It is one thing to disagree with someone on issues (even stridently at that) but it is another to tolerate the smearing of other people for their views. A person who would not stand to see this happen to someone they did not agree with if (i) that person was not advocating violence and (ii) if they have any semblance of character.

It is the hope of this writer that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognizes the principle of respect for freedom of speech in reality by standing by someone whose speech she would not agree with and not just in theory and for those for whom she agrees with. Again, right and wrong cannot depend on who agrees with you but instead on the objective nature of a position intrinsically if we are to believe in anything at all. This is something that a lot of people these days do not seem to realize but it is nonetheless a principle that once again requires being mentioned as well as defended by those who take concepts such as reason, logic, ethics, and principles seriously. I hope on this matter that Secretary of State Clinton does the right thing and stands for free speech and against defamation of character.

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Gingrich: Pelosi 'Lied,' 'Despicable,' 'Dishonest,' 'Vicious,' 'Trivial'

To follow up on the Pelosi matter which has been in the media in recent days, we have former Speaker Gingrich giving urrent Speaker Pelosi a much deserved reaming for either lying and/or being incompetent. The law of non-contradiction is in play folks so take your pick because based on the evidence{1} she is cannot escape being at least one or the other (if not both) at this point.

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{1} Certainly CIA Director Leon Panetta by all appearances as we noted recently has the goods on Pelosi and more than reasonable evidence that she is lying through her teeth about this.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Obama Breaks Major Campaign Promise as Military Commissions Resume, Says Amnesty International

Depending on who you ask (and when you asked them), there had been between seven{1}, eleven{2}, and eighteen{3} promises broken prior to this one already. Meanwhile the O-bots will continue to treat this guy like he can change water into wine and complain that Bush is the embodiment of evil.

The disturbing truth is, President Barack Obama has shown more of a wanton disregard for campaign promises than any president I have ever witnessed and at times with promises that he could very easily have kept at that!!!

Say what you will about someone like Cindy Sheehan{4} but at least when President Obama broke his promise to get all the troops out of Iraq in sixteen months{5}, she did not hesitate to call him a "war monger" much as she has his predecessor. At least she is showing consistency on this issue and not giving President Obama a pass where she would not give one to President Bush. Would that more of the O-bots have a concern for consistency but I digress.

Notes:

{1} Obama's Broken Promises (circa February 17, 2009)

{2} Obama Racks Up a List of Broken Promises (circa March 12, 2009)

{3} 100 Days, Almost As Many Expired Campaign Promises (circa April 29, 2009)

{4} And Lord knows I have from time to time in years past.

{5} A promise I might add that I am glad he has broken.

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