Friday, January 25, 2008

NY Times Endorses McCain in Republican Primary

Here is a link to a free story about the story. In the Republican primary, they endorse McCain, not because they particularly like any of the Republicans, but because they believe that he "is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe." Further, they loathe and despise Guiliani, stating that "The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power."

Does this influence my choices? Yes. It makes me even more certain that I will not vote for McCain in the primary. It is not surprising that he is the Republican that the liberal lunatic fringe likes the best. It is also going to make me take a closer look at Guiliani. I had pretty much decided that he was third on my list of current primary potentials. I am revising that upward. If the New York Times hates him so much, there are probably plenty of reasons for me to like him and vote for him.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Is Reuters Afraid of the Word "Terrorist"

Or perhaps it is "Islamofascist" that is disturbing it. In this article regarding an allegedly fraudulent trading scheme in France, Reuters suggests that part of the recent slide in European shares may have been related to the fraud. This phrase caught my eye:

The FTSEurofirst 300, a pan-European stock market benchmark, fell nearly 6 percent on that day, its biggest one-day fall since the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Now, maybe it's just me, but it seems that a word is missing between "of" and "September 11." To which attacks is Reuters referring? Could it be the attacks of unarmed British citizens by armed thugs who ignore their idiotic gun laws? Could it be one of the countless attacks by pitbulls? Maybe Reuters is thinking of some of the countless attacks on freedom by nanny-staters that obviously have a negative effect on capital formation. Or, could it be something else?

The word is "terrorist". Learn it. Use it. It's no wonder that every time I think of Reuters, I think of Roto-Rooter. Actually, Roto-Rooter is much higher on my list of noble enterprises than Reuters and I mean no disrespect to the fine folks at Roto-Rooter who may be upset that I have lumped them in with such an objectionable outfit.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thompson for VP?

Looks like someone else has figured out what I said almost six months ago:

If Fred decides to run for President (which he will), could it be that the end game is to be a vice presidential pick? Personally, I think he should be at the top of the ticket, but look at the other two front-runners, Guiliani and Romney. Forget McCain - he is finished. Both Guiliani and Romney are from the northeast and are barely conservatives. Fred is a decidely strong, southern conservative. He can provide the balance for any ticket. If either Guiliani or Romney are nominated, they will not pick the other as a Vice Presidential candidate due to their close geographic bases. They will need someone who can help them carry some states that they would not otherwise carry. Fred is the only obvious choice that fits the bill. Newt Gingrich might also fill the bill, but I don't think he has his eyes on the second chair.

I think the converse may also be true. If Fred gets the nomination, I think the area where "help" will be the most valuable will be the northeast. I think Guiliani is the obvious VP pick for Fred. Guilini is a liberal Republican and would give Fred his best chance of carrying NY. It would be too funny if Hillary could not carry her "home" state. I'm still laughing at those who whine about Al Gore in Florida. Tennessee beat Al Gore. Florida was just a side show.

Maybe I should keep score on that post.

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Fred Thompson Withdraws

Fred Thompson has withdrawn from the presidential race. This is a sad day for me and a sad day for America. None of the other candidates excite me in the Republican primary. Shall I even bother to hold my nose and vote in a primary? Of course, regardless of the nominee, I would much prefer the weakest Republican candidate to any of the Socialist Democrat candidates.


Friday, January 18, 2008


Fred Thompson fanny-whacks Mike Huckabee over Huckabee's idiotic remarks about the Constitution. By the way, why did Huckabee bring up the Confederate flag?

Another strong endorsement of Fred Thompson

David Limbaugh steps up today. It is time that conservatives stepped up as well. It is time to quit listening to the media and quit listening to polls, that is, unless you want a President Rodham.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Racial" or "Racist"?

Instapundit dubs this Rasmussen poll a "racial split". Reynolds certainly points out the money quote: "But, among white voters, Clinton leads 41% to 27%. Among African-American voters, Obama leads 66% to 16%." Liberal pundits who suffer from white guilt, such as Chris Matthews, love to attack whites by claiming that whites vote against black candidates on the basis of race. Undoubtedly, some whites do that. Matthews would most assuredly call them racists. But what do you call it when blacks vote for someone because of his race? You don't have to be a statistical genius to see the disparity among whites and blacks in choosing their candidate, apparently based on race. Blacks overwhelmingly support the black candidate, to a much greater degree than whites support the white candidate. This was the same issue I pointed out earlier with respect to Harold Ford, Jr. I suppose one could argue that blacks believe that the black candidate is more likely to support "black issues" whatever that is. Isn't that a racist, stereotypical assumption in and of itself? Is Hillary's record on issues affecting blacks any worse than it is on issues affecting other races?

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Eco-Warriors are the Biggest Polluters

Why doesn't this surprise me? Al Gore is a typical example of this environmental hypocrisy.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Fred Thompson Scores Big in South Carolina

By all accounts that I have found, Fred Thompson scored big in last night's South Carolina debate. Hang Right Politics has a nice roundup of reaction to Fred's debate performance. It is clear to me that Fred Thompson is the candidate that conservatives can get behind. We need to get moving on this before it is too late.

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Fred Thompson Endorsement

Human Events has endorsed Fred Thompson. I don't know much about them, but I think much of their analysis of the candidates is very good. As for me, I formally endorsed Fred with a donation. I've never done that for any candidate. I think he is America's best hope at this critical time in our history. He's trying to raise money to stay in the race. I encourage you to donate today. They are trying to raise $750,000 by midnight.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Another defensive gun use.

The media seldom (or never) gives high-profile coverage to defensive gun uses. Thus, we are left with sites like this to stay informed. Here is yet another example of a defensive gun use that will undoubtedly get little media attention. This one at least has a chance of some attention because of the manner in which the "alleged" burglar entered the home. Apparently, the homeowner caught Jacob D. Brehm in his utility room after he allegedly crawled in through a doggie door.

Word to the wise - breaking into homes in Sullivan County is a dangerous activity. This criminal got lucky because he did not get shot. The next criminal might not be so lucky.