Friday, November 30, 2007

Start the Clock!

It's been about half an hour since this began. Has anyone on the Left blamed Rush Limbaugh yet?

ROCHESTER, N.H. - A man claiming to have a bomb walked into Hillary Rodham Clinton's storefront campaign office Friday and took at least two hostages, police and witnesses said.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

What's Goin' On?

Rarely does one sentence sum up our situation as much as this one does:

WASHINGTON - The Marines plan to buy fewer bomb-resistant vehicles than planned despite pressure from lawmakers who are determined to spend billions of dollars on the vehicles.

Nowhere in the story does it even hint that part of the reason is that IED attacks have plummeted, and that we may be seeing the beginning of the end of the Iraq campaign in the War against the Islamist death cult.

And, of course, the sickening part about pork-hungry politicians who are "determined" (!) to spend millions of dollars of our tax money on things that the Marines don't even want, just to keep the campaign contributions flowing in.

I don't know who's more disgusting, the press or the politicians.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Joys of a Complete Lack of Memory

Correct me if I'm wrong (although I know that I'm not), but wasn't it just a few years ago that liberals were all in a tither about banks not giving loans to "low-income" (just like "inner-city", "low-income" is Libspeak for "minority") borrowers?

The Libs, ignoring the reality of the situation as they always do, were up in arms because loan applications from minorities were being rejected more often than those from non-minority applicants (which, as usual, includes Asians, who are a minority in this country). It never occurred to these Leftist morons that the banks were rejecting applications based on income and credit status and not on race.

And so, under threat of legislation and penalty, lenders were forced to give home loans to people who really had no business buying a house, regardless of race.

And now the housing market has gone bad (or, more accurately, back to normal), interest rates have risen, equity has plummeted, and people with Adjustable Rate Mortgages are being foreclosed upon because they can't pay their mortgages. Why? Because many of them are...low income earners!

So who's fault is it that these people took out loans that they couldn't afford? Is it Jesse Jackson and the rest of the left-wing race-industry's fault for strong-arming banks into giving these people loans that they should never have taken out in the first place?

Don't be silly. Nothing is ever the result of bad decisions made by liberals. Their role in the whole matter has been thrown down the memory-hole, never to be seen again.

No, it's all the fault of "predatory lenders" who were "greedily" fooling stupid low-income people into buying houses that they couldn't afford. The borrowers weren't at fault. In the eyes of the Left, poor equals stupid and easily-fooled (they do, after all, vote for Democrats). They just didn't know what they were getting into. There were too many words on the papers that told them what would happen if they didn't pay the loan.

The Liberal/Democrat Party should really rename itself the Wile E. Coyote Party: they get a bright idea, implement it, and it backfires with disastrous results. And, like Wile E. Coyote, the damage is immediately forgotten and it's on to the next foolish idea - which will also blow up in their face and be forgotten. Ad infinitum.

The only difference is that Wile E. Coyote doesn't blame the ACME company for his bad decisions.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Only in the StarTribune

Just a little story that I noticed in the world's most Leftist newspaper.

Police: Bus stop attack was a hate crime

A woman attacked at a bus stop in St. Paul on Monday was the victim of a hate crime, police said.

Cut in the face with a knife, the woman was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul and treated for a laceration. Police said she was not seriously injured.

The suspect, who was arrested on suspicion of felony assault, approached the victim at a bus stop on the 800 block of Payne Avenue in St. Paul near York Avenue, police said.

He started yelling at her for no apparent reason, used racial slurs and told her to "get out of here," police said. Then he left the scene but came back with a knife and said,"I thought I told you to leave." He then attacked her with a knife, police said.

According to court documents, the suspect has an extensive record.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

First of all, let's note that the neighborhood is in what we would call a "bad part of town". And that's putting it mildly.

Isn't it odd that, other than mentioning "racial slurs", the story never mentions why it's being considered a hate crime? No mention of either person's race at all. Wouldn't any normal person think that that little piece of information might relate to the story?

If you know the StarTribune, it doesn't take much thought to realize exactly who the suspect is: a member of one of their favored minority classes of whom nothing derogatory shall ever be said. If the victim were a white male, I guarantee you that you'd know about it. Mostly because the story would cover half of the front page, rather than a tiny story on page 8 of the "B" section.

On the bright side, the police were allowed to label it a hate crime. That in itself is somewhat amazing when you consider the fact that St. Paul is just slightly to the right of Minneapolis, which is slightly to the Left of Moscow in the heyday of the Soviet Union

Nothing Shocking Here

Saudi court hands jail term, doubles lashes for victim of gang rape

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A Saudi court sentenced a 19-year-old woman victim of gang rape to six months in jail and 200 lashes — more than double than in her initial sentence for being in the car of a man who was not her relative, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Nothing shocking there.

And here's the link to the story on the National Organization for Women's website:

Oh, wait. There isn't one.

Nothing shocking there, either.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Logical End of the Democrats

They'll take it all...

Letter on "extra-hard assignments" for independent farmers from M. Ye. Boncharnikova, Central Black Earth Oblast, 1932

The rural commission gave us the extra-hard assignment of [delivering] 150 poods of grain: a hundred poods of winter wheat and fifty poods of spring-sown wheat. I wasn't able to fulfill such an assignment in view of the fact that there are three in my family and we have three plots of land. . . in all fifteen sazhens. I delivered fifteen poods of grain, and that's the most I can do. . . . My husband is an old man of sixty eight, unfit for work, and my boy is twelve, and I'm forty seven. The commission didn't take our circumstances into consideration. They took our horse with its harness, the new harness we purchased and the young horse, our seven sheep, twenty five poods of flour, two fur coats, two homespun coats, twelve arshins of ordinary cloth for leg wraps, one pair of felt leg wrappings, one curried hide, two pair of warm women's boots, one pair of leather men's boots, nine pieces of sun-bleached linen, four warm shawls, two sarafans, two mugs, four knives, two ropes, and so forth. When they came to take all these things, my husband wasn't home. I didn't want to let them take them. They hit me and tied me up, lay me face down and abused me. . . . They left me with nothing to my soul and they also took the seven solid boards that we had ready for our coffins, and one saddle and thirteen hens. I petition . . . to restore my house to me, that is, my hut, and return the property of mine indicated above.

- Stalinism as a Way of Life co-edited by Lewis Siegelbaum and Andrei Sokolov

If you want to see where the Democrat/Leftists are taking us, you need to read this book of letters and reports from Soviet archives. The Hell that these people went through, with the help of the useful idiots in this country, is astounding.