Urbin Report

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Damn! That is going to leave a mark!

Jay Tea has a list of shameful democrat hypocrisy.
Some highlights:

1) Military service, and especially what one did or did not do during the Viet Nam war, is irrelevant when running for president. (1992, 1996)

2) What one did during the Viet Nam war is far more important than what one has done in the 30+ years since, when running for president. (2004)
7) A politician who allegedly says "nigger" in his college days is an irredeemable racist. (2004)

8) A former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who is still using the word "nigger" is not only an acceptable Senator, but should be considered a champion and lion of the Senate. (2001)

9) An arrest at the age of 30 for drunken driving brands someone an irredeemable alcoholic. (2000)

10) Driving a car into the water and leaving a woman to drown while trying to construct an alibi is an "unfortunate accident." (1969)

Now this is really scary...

Michelle Malkin has the scariest Vent yet!

A self-inflicted wound...

Senator John Kerry (democrat-Taxachusetts) gave himself a healthy dose of foot in mouth today.

Ace has more, and more, and more.

No apology though.

Ace nails it: "In related news, the ghost of Genghis Khan issued a press release that stated "Vengeance is best served cold, and against an emaciated Thurston Howell wannabe."

The best part is listening to the leftist extremists try to spin it.
He fucked up. Instead of coming out and admiting his mistake and moving on, Kerry is trying to lie his way out of it.
Here's a News Flash. John Kerry is no Bill Clinton.

Senator McCain is extremly pissed and is calling for Kerry to buck up and play straight.

Update:Mary Kathrine Ham points out that this was not the first time Kerry has slammed the troops.

Update 2: It's so obvious! John Kerry is a paid operative of Karl "Darth" Rove!

Setting the WayBack Machine...

...to eight years ago today, we find President William Jefferson Clinton signing the Iraq Liberation Act in law.
That legistation called for regime change in Baghdad.

Go read the whole thing, including Mr. Warner's on target commentary:

The Iraq Liberation Act authorized Clinton to spend up to $98 million arming and training Iraq opposition groups. When he left office in January 2001, Clinton had spent almost none of the money. (Can you hear Chris Wallace? “Do you think you did enough, sir?”)

No surprise here...

It's not just Chicago where the dead vote early and often.
According to the Poughkeepsie Journal:

...A new statewide database of registered voters contains as many as 77,000 dead people on its rolls, and as many as 2,600 of them have cast votes from the grave, according to a Poughkeepsie Journal computer-assisted analysis.

The Journal's analysis of New York's 3-month-old database is the first to determine the potential for errors and fraud in voting. It matched names, dates of birth and ZIP codes in the state's database of 11.7 million voter registration records against the same information in the Social Security Administration's "Death Master File." That database has 77 million records of deaths dating back to 1937.
- Democrats who cast votes after they died outnumbered Republicans by more than 4 to 1.

Emphasis added.

HT to Mike's America.

She knows her HRC...

"I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian." - First "Co-President" Lady Hillary R. Clinton, source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, page A-10, March 1, 1997

Another American First!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Right on schedule...

The far left extremists are caught in a Voter Fraud case, that of course won't make much of a splash on the DNC/MSM.

Kansas City officials say this is the most irresponsible and extensive voter registration abuse in Missouri in the twenty five years they have been on the job with the Kansas City Board of Elections.

That's saying a lot considering there were 16 convictions of election crimes since 2004 in the St. Louis area alone!
Already the Republican Party of Missouri has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against ACORN due to this video posted at PubDef blog in St. Louis. The video shows ACORN employees who claim that they were told by ACORN to solicit votes for Democratic Senatorial Candidate Claire McCaskill. The McCaskill Campaign claims it has nothing to do with ACORN or its registration drive.

There is more. Read the whole thing.

Half of citizens support stronger illegal immigration control...

A recent poll shows that 50% of those interviewed were "in favor of redoubling the police security in the [southern] border" and 51% wanted immigration from their neighbors to the south to diminish.

HT to Silent Running for this poll conducted in Mexico.

The poll showed "that only 5% of the Mexican population were in favor of a greater flow of immigrants of the countries of Central America."
"In addition, 50% of the interviewed Mexicans were in favor of an increase in the police force that patrol the South border of the country, with Guatemala, where every year a good number of undocumented emigrants enter Mexico. "

Remember that Mexico uses their military to enforce its southern border and has a record of abuse against illegal aliens.

Meanwhile, in the Socialist paradise of France...

Politics Central reports:

As America prepares for Halloween, France is girding for a wave of attacks from Muslim youths—a reprise of the deadly French riots of last year.

A leaked French intelligence report warns that during the first week of November, a school holiday (Nov. 1 or All Saint’s Day), Muslim riots could convulse the country.

On Monday, Le Figaro, the leading center-right newspaper in the country, quoted a confidential report written by the Renseignements Généraux (RG), the French equivalent of the FBI. The 17-page RG report, dated 11 October, states that the root causes of last year’s riots are still in place. The authorities are especially concerned with All Saints Day when “many urban youths are left to their own and have more time to cause unrest.”

Not that France has been a peace since last year’s riots. In the past few weeks alone, several policemen were ambushed by youths who seemed intent on killing them. In response, the French Interior Ministry asked the police to keep a low profile and not to show themselves in the Muslim suburbs in order to avoid tension.

Since appeasement alone is not a strategy. French authorities are keeping a force of some 50,000 riot police in permanent stand-by.
In the first six months of this year there were 50,000 acts of urban violence by Muslims. On average 15 police officers, fire fighters or other public officials are attacked per day and 100 cars are set alight per night.

Gangs of immigrant vandals operate in a paramilitary fashion. A spokesman for the French police officers union, himself a policeman, has that France is in the midst of a “civil war.”

Interestingly, no public official said the union was exaggerating.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Damn Good Star Trek!

I just watched the 4th season Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly."

Damn that was good. Scott Bakula did a great job as the Dark Jonathan Archer.
The rest of the cast were obviously having fun with the alternate view of their characters.
Jolene Blalock probably appreciated being able to wear her hair down as well.

More liberal astroturf

The hard extremists far left has real problems building actual, real grassroots movements.
So, they fake them.

More on Mexico

Austin Bay has a round up on the violence in Oaxaca, which includes this AP story:

Shop owners shuttered their businesses and demonstrators built up street barricades Saturday after President Vicente Fox ordered federal police to intervene in picturesque Oaxaca, torn by more than five months of protests and violence.

Fox, who leaves office Dec. 1, had refused repeated requests to use force in Oaxaca even as the city slid into chaos. But gun battles Friday that killed a U.S. journalist and at least two Mexicans apparently exhausted his patience.

Fox’s Interior Department issued an ominous statement late Saturday demanding protest leaders “immediately hand over streets, plazas, public buildings and private property” so that federal authorities can “guarantee public order and adherence to the law, as well as preserve respect for the population’s individual guarantees.”

This is just part of the problems that are causing Mexicans to flee to America.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Damn Skippy!

Leslie Bates' Thought for Day nails the truth:

A day without Socialism is like a day without starvation, slavery, and murder.

Coded racist ad messages explained...

Mary Kathrine Ham explains it all and how the usual suspects are crying foul for the usual reasons.

Even Congressman Ford (the target of one of the ads) says he can't see any racism in the ad.
He has other issues with it, but that isn't one of them.

The intolerance of the "liberal left"

Also titled: "Liberals against the First Amendement."

Friday, October 27, 2006

He has it backwards...

...but this is not a surprise. I am referring to the comments made by Mexican President Fox about a proposed wall to keep his citizens from fleeing the failed economy of his country to the Land of the Big PX (i.e. The United States of America).
President Fox claims that,

"It is an embarrassment for the United States. It is proof, perhaps, that the United States does not see immigration as a subject that corresponds to both countries."

The embarrassment is that Mexico can not support it's own population. The official Mexican government policy is to support the illegal invasion of its own citizens to America. Why such a bizarre policy? It's simple. The single largest source of income into Mexican economy is its citizens in other countries (mainly America) sending money to their families in Mexico. It is the American economic engine that is keeping the Mexican government afloat.

What is even more embarrassing is that Fox had the flat out gall to compare the American wall to the Berlin Wall.
Obviously history is not his strong point. The Berlin Wall was built by the East Germans to keep their own citizens from fleeing the failing Communist government for the Freedom of West Germany. The Americans are building a wall to force Mexico to deal with its own problems. The United States of America welcomes legal immigrants. The Mexican government needs to change its own policy of encouraging its citizens to illegally flee Mexico and look for solutions inside their own borders. Another solution would be to have the guts to come to the government of the United States of America, hat in hand, and admit the Mexico has a serious problems and needs help.

There are a few house rules you need to follow...

Just to make it clear, Uncle Sam has the House Rules.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

You can count on Bill...

Bubba Clinton is back on the prowl like the hound dog he is.
What did you expect, Hillary's in Georgetown, he's in New York. He's got his health back after the heart surgery and the natural instincts are taking over.

Billy Jeff should be careful, if HRC sees him as threating her bid for the White House, he just might get a first hand view of what the serious Clinton investigators call an "Arkancide."

The Holloween edition...

...of HamNation. MC delivers the goods once again.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Watching the Watchers

Morning Quote

"...let’s face it: nothing says "we value civil liberties" more than smoking bans, the surrender of private enterprise to a massive centrally-controlled government, municipal usurpation of private property to feed the common weal, and non-denominational holidays stripped of their celebratory cores and presented as simple, non-offensive husks, their blinking colored lights a reminder that even the most profoundly held beliefs can be reduced to low-wattage, community-approved superficiality" -- Jeff Goldstein on liberals.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Follow the Money!

Ed Driscoll points us to an interesting post by Tim Graham.

Cindy "Momma Moonbat" Sheehan was a paid operative of the John Kerry (democrat-Massachusetts) Presidental campaign in 2004.

"We have Federal Election Commission documents. I mean we went to an extensive research, we followed the money, that's how you always figure out what's going on...We found that John Kerry and Michael Moore personally recruited Gold Star family members just within days and sometimes even at the funerals of their sons to come and work for the campaign in order to undermine the candidacy of George W. Bush at the time. It was shocking and, and really offensive behavior and that's exactly what happened to Cindy Sheehan who we tracked down. She went on the payroll of John Kerry's campaign within days after her son's death as well as her daughter Carly. Ultimately, there was a split between the two because she felt that John Kerry wasn't radical enough and didn't have an anti-war agenda that matched hers."

"It was John Kerry's political campaign, John Kerry personally, along with Michael Moore, went to Cindy Sheehan just days and a couple of weeks after the death of her son and asked her to make a commercial for him.And they did the same thing, political operatives, they asked the other families."

Ed thinks its a safe bet that the DNC/MSM will ignore this important information.

The words of Mary Kathrine

No, she's not a Nun, but Mary Kathrine Ham does preach the truth:

We've got the GOTV covered, we've got the Dems on money, gas prices are falling, Dow's cracking 12,000, unemployment's low, and consumer confidence is high. Now that those things are true, however, the Dem mantra "It's the economy, stupid," suddenly isn't anymore.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

A very poor choice...

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a far hard left extremist liberal, wants to put Alcee Hastings on the House Intelligence Committee.
Let us review Mr. Hastings record. He is a former federal judge who was impeached by the House for bribery and convicted and removed from office by the Senate.

And the woman who wants to the be the Speaker of the House wants to give this person even more access to sensitive intelligence data.
Yet another reason not to trust democrats with National Security.


Where are we going to find two witnesses to the overt act?

Senator Ted Kennedy has committed an act of treason.

There’s a new book on Ronald Reagan making the rounds, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. Its author, Paul Kengor, unearthed a sensational document from the Soviet archives. That document is a memo regarding an offer made by Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts via former Senator John Tunney, both Democrats, to the General Secretary of the Communist Party, USSR, Yuri Andropov, in 1983. The offer was to help the Soviet leadership, military and civilian, conduct a PR campaign in the United States as President Ronald Reagan sought re-election. The goal of the PR campaign would be to cast President Reagan as a warmonger, the Soviets as willing to peacefully co-exist, and thereby turn the electorate away from Reagan. It was a plan to enlist Soviet help, and use the American press, in unseating an American president.

There is a reason I usually refer to the Democrats as the party of Treason.

I'd say "so what else is new" but on a certain level we could say that this is an old story.

Update at 1115 hrs CDT:

Ace of Spades HQ has more on Teddy the Traitor:

The KGB report said: "in Kennedy's opinion the opposition to Reagan remains weak. Speeches of the President's opponents are not well-coordinated and not effective enough, and Reagan has the chance to use successful counterpropaganda."

To appease the Soviets, Kennedy requested a meeting with Andropov for the purpose of "arming himself with the Soviet leader's explanations of arms control policy so he can use them later for more convincing speeches in the U.S."

Kennedy suggested that he could provide a venue to bring Soviet views to the major networks and into American living rooms by inviting ABC television network chairman of the board Elton Rule, Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters to Moscow.

Mary Jo Kopechne was not available for comment.


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Finally, a 9/11 Conspiracy Theory with some teeth to it!

That Seeker of Truth Farnsworth looks at the evidence and determines that 9/11 was an inside job and only one man could have pulled it off.

The strategy of 9/11 was conceived in part by a well-educated individual, a man from a family of privilege, wealth and influence, and whose father was a leading elected official for a number of years. Over time, this man has made his own connections throughout government, intelligence departments, and the military.

According to some, the brilliant architect of those attacks did so to obtain support for war, to acquire oil, to line his friends’ pockets, guarantee more power for himself, and to turn the United States into a police state.

The descriptions of the motivations are correct, but George W Bush is not responsible for 9/11. There is another man who has everything to gain from higher oil prices, and a failing American economy. There is another man who has the power, influence, and connections to pull off 9/11, and who can benefit by the chaos and doubt of the American public. He is motivated not only by greed and a long-term plan to renew his power, but by revenge.

For the answer to the question that has plagued millions, read the whole thing.
Read the horrors of The China Connection, gasp at the details of The Coverup, and be afraid at what that madman has planned.

HT to Screw Loose Change

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I also bow to his advanced evilness...

Leslie Bates points out that the Varmint over at Attack Cartoons is truly evil, and we mean that in a good way...
Here are the words of the Varmint,

one of the local basket case hippys was bragging about his new job at the Los Angeles Air-America station.I figured out that it was some sort of volunteer-intern-flunky position. But, still, a step up in the world for him.

I considered telling him about the bankruptcy. But, why crush his dreams? I told him that the company had a bright future. And advised that he should consider taking out a huge home loan based on the income he was sure to get, eventualy.

Monday, October 16, 2006

South Park vs. the Kooks roundup.

Wuzzadem has a good round up of the 9/11 Conspiracy nutjob reaction to the recent South Park episode that outs them as being mentally deficient.

Not that took much. Those nutjobs probably started down that slippery slope to idiocy by buying into the Big Lie that claims Michael Moore makes documentaries instead of deceit filled propaganda.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sunday Morning Geek Fix...

originally uploaded by bionrj.
For those who worship at the Altar of Spock

The correct headline

The Confederate Yankee nails it.

Congressional Page Sex Predator Dies

That's the headline he would have gotten had he been a Republican unashamed of having sex with a page just 17 years old.

He's talking about the former Massachusetts democrat congressman Gary Studds. Who, with the support of his party was re-elected a half dozen times after have been caught having sex with a 17 year old male page.

Jay Tea points out some key facts of the Studds Scandel.
* Had sexual relations with someone nominally his subordinate

* Went to great lengths to conceal the relations

* Denied the relationship right up until confronted with proof

* When unable to deny it any longer, fully acknowledged it had happened

* Was fiercely defended by his fellow party members

* Ended up even more popular than ever, even lionized for his courage

* Almost certainly broke the law, either during the relationship or in trying to conceal it

* Retired "honorably," and was still highly regarded years after leaving office

* Was a highly regarded Democrat

Toss in a black beret and a cigar, and you have the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal in a nutshell.

Update: Mike's America has a great Cartoon that sums it up nicely

A very good analysis...

...of the utter failure of Err America over at Wizbang:

We believe that the publicly-funded festival of upper-middle class leftism known as National Public Radio (a.k.a. National Palestinian Radio) had more than a little to do with the Air America belly flop. So, if our rabid left-wing pals, irate over Air America's manifest failure, want to point the finger of blame at anyone, perhaps they should tilt it in the direction of Uncle Sam. Or, at least, Garrison Keillor.

If you ask us, it's a very simple matter. "Progressive" radio will inevitably have a tough time winning fans thanks to the popularity of NPR in left-liberal circles. Apparently, there are only so many tote bags you can own, only so many soporific radio personalities you can stomach.

As a result, if our lefty friends want to make another go of it on the FM dial, we suggest they do the following: Turn NPR into a fair-minded, balanced radio network, instead of a tax-payer-funded bone to rich liberals. Why do we doubt that they'll trouble themselves to do that?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Air America goes Bankrupt

Not just morally bankrupt, which the lying, no talent fear mongers at Err America have been since day one, but financially bankrupt as well.
This hardly comes as a surprise to anybody who has been paying attention and hasn't drown on the Moonbat Kool-Aid TM.
This is after their Chicago station went off the air, because they couldn't pay their bills, and the New York station had to steal money from children and the Elderly to stay on the air.
They are currently $16 Million in the red and it looks like far left extermist liberal fat cats aren't going to bail them out this time.

Politically motivated Junk Science...

Cox & Forkum quote the Investor's Business Daily article, Body Cout Or October Surprise?

A study by a group led by Dr. Gilbert Burnham of the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to be published Thursday on the Web site of the Lancet, a British medical journal, will claim that about 600,000 Iraqis have died from violence in Iraq since Operation Iraqi Freedom began. ...

They used a methodology known as "cluster sampling," which can be valid if using real data and not anecdotal reporting. Most of the original Lancet clusters reported no deaths at all, with the journal admitting, "two-thirds of all violent deaths were reported in one cluster in the city of Fallujah." Fallujah? Hello?

Fallujah at the time just happened to be a major concentration of pro-Saddam and anti-American sentiment, the home base for the homicide bombers and terrorist "resistance" before the U.S. Army and Marines cleared out that nest of thugs.

"They're almost certainly way too high," Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies said of the new numbers, noting the results were released just before another U.S. election. "This is not analysis, this is politics."

The author of the Lancet report freely admits that its release was timed to affect the elections, "out of concern for the humanitarian issues."
Translation: Lancet editor Richard Horton appears at an "antiwar" rally railing against the "lying" "axis of Anglo-American imperialists" who have created a "mountain of violence and torture" preferring "global death" and the "killing of children instead of building hospitals," all of which has "shattered the human family." Yeah, no political agenda there.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

What is he hiding?

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid got a bit testy and hung up on an AP reporter when tough questions were asked.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.

In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.

The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations. He's never been charged with wrongdoing - except for a 1981 federal securities complaint that was settled out of court.
The complex dealings allowed Reid to transfer ownership, legal liability and some tax consequences to Brown's company without public knowledge, but still collect a seven-figure payoff nearly three years later.

Reid hung up the phone when questioned about the deal during an AP interview last week.
Kent Cooper, a former Federal Election Commission official who oversaw government disclosure reports for federal candidates for two decades, said Reid's failure to report the 2001 sale and his ties to Brown's company violated Senate rules.

"This is very, very clear," Cooper said. "Whether you make a profit or a loss you've got to put that transaction down so the public, voters, can see exactly what kind of money is moving to or from a member of Congress."

"It is especially disconcerting when you have a member of the leadership, of either party, not putting in the effort to make sure this is a complete and accurate report," said Cooper. "That says something to other members. It says something to the Ethics Committee."

Other parts of the deal - such as the informal handling of property taxes - raise questions about possible gifts or income reportable to Congress and the IRS, ethics experts said.

Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A pretty safe bet...

It is fairly certain that there are posts at the DU already blaming this on Karl "Darth " Rove.

However, since it has come out that the plane is registered to NY Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle, rabid Red Sox fans are a more likely source of suspects.

Update: I was right about the moonbats.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The must see video of the fall!

Mr. Zucker nails the truth of the matter.

HT to Drudge.

Update: In a typical left wing response to anything or anybody who disagrees with them, far left extremists have organized to have this video blocked from public viewing.

Wizbang has it for your viewing pleasure.

39 Years ago, Justice was Served.

Humberto Fontova writes about the well deserved execution of Che Guevara:

Thirty nine years ago last week, Ernesto "Che" Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. Historically speaking, justice has rarely been better served. If the saying, "what goes around comes around" ever fit, it's here. The number of men Che's "revolutionary tribunals" condemned to death in the identical manner range from 400 to 1,892. The number of defenseless men (and boys) Che personally murdered with his own pistol runs to the dozens. Imagine Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Son of Sam t-shirts on such as Johnny Depp and Prince Harry. Granted, these last three didn't match Che's murder tally.

"Executions?" Che Guevara exclaimed while addressing the hallowed halls of the UN General Assembly December 9, 1964. "Certainly, we execute! " he declared to the claps and cheers of that August body. "And we will continue executing (emphasis his) as long as it is necessary! This is a war to the DEATH against the Revolution's enemies!"

According to the Black Book of Communism those firing squad executions had reached around 10,000 by that time. Sloboban Milosevic, by the way, went on trial for allegedly ordering 8,000 executions. The charge against him by the same UN that deliriously applauded Che Guevara's proud proclamation was "genocide."

Read the whole thing.

They don't live in the same reality...

...as rational adults. Tim Blair has a round up of examples of extremist leftist liberal "logic"
Here are some examples:

I saw a lefty idiot at the bus stop today. He had a Mao t-shirt and a “Free Tibet” badge. He’s a living breathing oxymoron.

My favourite would have to be “Queers for Palestine”.

The University of Delaware now charges illegal immigrants lower tuition than legal foreign students. Even worse, our diocese hails this as a triumph of social justice!

and one of my favorites:
I remember flicking through channels and noticing a “Concert for Beslan” on SBS. It was hosted by Molly Meldrum (For those not in Australia - He’s an openly gay pop critic and reviewer/interviewer of musical celebs)

Molly was wearing a Che t-shirt. So in other words he idolised a guy who, as one of his first acts as head of the Cuban state secret police, built the Guanahacabibes forced labour camp. This was where he put enemies of the state - such as homosexuals (they’re now used for HIV and AIDS sufferers).

Che also introduced laws whereby anyone found guilty (or just accused) of “Crimes against revolutionary morals” could be sent to the camps. One way to violates the moral code was to listen to rock music.

HT to Leslie Bates

Monday, October 09, 2006

Dealing with INTJs

I've taken Myers-Briggs tests in the past and most of the time I come up as an INTJ.
So here are rules for dealing with INTJ I found. They are pretty much on spot accurate.

1. Be willing to back up your statements with facts - or at least some pretty sound reasoning.
2. Don't expect them to respect you or your viewpoints just because you say so. INTJ respect must be earned.
3. Be willing to concede when you are wrong. The average INTJ respects the truth over being "right". Withdraw your erroneous comment and admit your mistake and they will see you as a very reasonable person. Stick to erroneous comments and they will think you are an irrational idiot and treat everything you say as being questionable.
4. Try not to be repetitive. It annoys them.
5. Do not feed them a line of bull.
6. Expect debate. INTJs like to tear ideas apart and prove their worthiness. They will even argue a point they don't actually support for the sake of argument.
7. Do not mistake the strength of your conviction with the strength of your argument. INTJs do not need to believe in a position to argue it or argue it well. Therefore, it will take more than fervor to sway them.
8. Do not be surprised at sarcasm.
9. Remember that INTJs believe in workable solutions. They are extremely open-minded to possibilities, but they will quickly discard any idea that is unfeasible. INTJ open-mindedness means that they are willing to have a go at an idea by trying to pull it apart. This horrifies people who expect oohs and ahhs and reverence. The ultimate INTJ insult to an idea is to ignore it, because that means it's not even interesting enough to deconstruct.

This also means that they will not just accept any viewpoint that is presented to them. The bottom line is "Does it work?" - end discussion.
10. Do not expect INTJs to actually care about how you view them. They already know that they are arrogant bastards with a morbid sense of humor. Telling them the obvious accomplishes nothing.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

How'd That Work Out?

Mike of Mike's America asks that important question. Let's put it into context. North Korea, run by a musical obsessed madman, demands that the United States of America talk to him or he'll set off a nuclear bomb.

Mike points out that:

It seems everyone ignores the fact that we HAVE talked to the North Koreans, as recently as last October, as part of the six nation framework to deal with the problem.

...and just as important:
And of course the same people demanding talks that exclude allies like Japan and South Korea, and strategic competitors like China and Russia have been shouting the loudest that the U.S. should not act "unilaterally."

So...just did how all that talking work out in the past?
Under the watchful eye of Billy Jeff Clinton and Madeline Chamberlain, with an assist from Jimmy Carter, we got:
Last time we did the direct talk, talk, talk routine between the U.S. and North Korea, we ended up agreeing to provide the Stalinist regime food aid which freed up millions of dollars for North Korea's crazy dictator to spend on "other" needs.

We also provided BILLIONS of dollars to build two nuclear power plants, which we presumed would take away any desire for North Korea to develop it's own nuclear technology.

As soon as the $$$ started flowing, North Korea began cheating on the agreements.

Just how do they care about "the children"?

Well, House Minority leader, far left extremist democrat Nancy Pelosi has marched in parades with the North American Man Boy Love Association, or NAMBLA, an association promoting pedophilia.

HT to Mike.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

An Observation

If you have a bumper sticker on your car that says "Martin Sheen is my President", then you have no claim whatsoever to the term "reality based."

Friday, October 06, 2006

Air Enron is in the news again...

You remember the Air America scandal, the one where they stole money from poor inner city children.

It was all over the MSM news...oh...that's right. It wasn't. Must be that liberal media bias, but I'm told by liberals that it doesn't exist.

Well, Air Enron is back in the news considering the criminal mishandling of charity funds used to prop up Err America's flagship NYC station. The Radio Equalizer has the details.

After over a year of damning revelations regarding the fishy 2004 transfer of $875,000 in taxpayer funds from the former Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club to the liberal Air America Radio Network, the New York City Department of Investigation has announced the first two indictments in this case.

According to news reports tonight, two former club executives, Charles Rosen and Jeffrey Aulenbach, have been busted for allegedly misappropriating $1.2m in public funds, with the lion's share related to the Air America scam.
Charles Rosen, a former executive director at the Gloria Wise Comm- unity Center, and his former assistant director, Jeffrey Aulenbach, face charges of grand larceny and obstructing governmental administration. Rosen was also charged with forgery....

HT to Mr. Reynolds.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Just what will the UN be doing in South Lebanon?

Beside the obvious answer of providing protection to Hezbollah while it rearms...

It is becoming more and more obvious that Hezbollah has nothing to fear from the UN.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has assured the skeptical public that Turkish soldiers will be withdrawn immediately if asked to disarm Hezbollah fighters.

HT to Mr. Reynolds.

Still just sitting there

Last checked in April, it still hasn't moved!

Two sets of rules..

Mike of Mike's America nails it:

I don't know any Republican who condones or excuses the actions of ex-Congressman Foley. As soon as evidence of those abhorrent Instant Messages came to light, he was forced to resign.

It's a shame our friends on the other side of the aisle don't have a similar regard for standards of conduct and accountability.

After all, Congressman William Jefferson, (DEMOCRAT-Louisiana) was videotaped by the FBI accepting a $100,000 bribe, $90,000 of which was later found in his freezer. He's still a member of Congress. No "rush to judgment" there.
And while we are demanding the utomost accountability for House GOP leadership, is it not fair to ask the same for Democrat leadership who knew that Rep. Patrick Kennedy (DEMOCRAT-RI) had a problem and yet did nothing to stop it? Kennedy could have KILLED a child while driving under the influence. Where's accountability for that?

Dick Morris summed it up quite some time ago:
"If you're going to be a sexual predator, be a Democrat."

Go read the whole thing.

Update: democrat Harry Reid had double standard on corruption back in May.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The politics of personal destruction...

Mark Foley has done a real good job of destroying his career, but it seems he has had more than a little help from the masters of personal destruction and negative attack politics, liberal democrats.

Mr. Reynolds links to RadarOnline, which notes the blog that first published the "story" about Mark Foley, is a fake. A fake swollowed hook, line and sinker by ABC "so-called" News.
Even Wonkette spotted it for a fake!

Of course, the usual suspects over at KailyKos are probably in this up to their eyebrows.

Whoever promoted the story on DailyKos did so only 12 minutes after the fateful post went live at 11:06 a.m.

Yahoo News asks a very Important Question:
Scandal: Right after Mark Foley was revealed to have had inappropriate e-mail conversations with a 16-year-old page, he resigned and checked into rehab. Now, what did Democrats know, and when did they know it?

Yes, you read that right: the Democrats.

The article goes straight on to the heart of the matter:
Democrats have begun losing their once-significant lead in the polls, and a mere five weeks remain until the midterm elections. Is this scandal the Democrats' own "October Surprise," meant to throw the GOP into a tailspin shortly before the vote?

Recent polls show Democrats aren't doing very well on several key issues. What better way than a good, old-fashioned sex scandal to get people's minds off such things as the importance of winning the war in Iraq, our ongoing vulnerability to terrorist attack and the necessity of keeping the Bush economic boom going?
Despite this, the immediate take by Democrats and much of the mainstream media was that this was a classic example of Republican hypocrisy -- talking "morals" and "values" while all the time shielding a child predator. But it was nothing of the kind.

If anything, the episode reveals the Democrats' hypocrisy about their own behavior. The fact that Foley resigned virtually within minutes of being told that ABC News had copies of his salacious e-mails and text messages indicates he at least felt shame for his actions. Can the same be said for Democrats?

Sadly, it doesn't seem so. How else can you explain the following?

In 1983, then-Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds of Massachusetts was caught in a similar situation. In his case, Studds had sex with a male teenage page -- something Foley hasn't been charged with.

Did Studds express contrition? Resign? Quite the contrary. He rejected Congress' censure of him and continued to represent his district until his retirement in 1996.
We have a lot more questions about this whole affair. The timing of the revelations, as we noted, couldn't be more propitious for the Democrats. Turns out both the Democrats and several newspapers seem to have known about Foley's problem as far back as November, according to research by several enterprising blogs.

Why didn't they come forward then? Who dredged up these e-mails -- and why did they hold them until now? This reeks of political trickery.

We're glad Foley's gone. He betrayed Congress, his party and the trust of the 33 pages who serve in Congress, and their parents. He behaved immorally, and we won't be surprised at new revelations.

That said, if this scandal is the Democrats' answer to their problems at the polls, it's pretty pathetic. It shows a base contempt for the voters.

...a base contempt for the voters. Yup, that seems to sum up the far loopy hard left liberal mindset quite well.

Who is riding the donks?

Cox and Forkum quote Robert Tracinski, who sums it right up:

Like many on the right, I have been deeply unsatisfied with the Republican Congress. The Republicans, I thought, ought to lose enough seats in the November congressional elections that they feel they've been punished for runaway federal spending.

But as the election gets nearer and I think more about what is at stake, I have come to realize that the best outcome is for the Democrats to lose. The Democrats' failure to regain control of either house of Congress would be a good start. But an unambiguous and humiliating defeat--even a loss of Democratic seats in the House and Senate--would be much better.

The best thing we can do in this election is to crush the left--because the Democratic Party adds nothing of value to the American political debate. ...

In the American system, of course, we don't vote for parties but for individual candidates. So if your local congressional candidate has championed a particularly evil political agenda, is under indictment, or is named "Katherine Harris," then by all means vote for the other guy. But if your local House and Senate candidates are unexceptional--and too many of them are--then your vote is really about which party should have the power to appoint committee chairmen, hold hearings, issue subpoenas, and steer the nation's legislative debate. And the Democratic Party no longer has anything of value to offer. ...

[I]f you want to have a debate over how to fight and win the War on Terrorism, you'll have to have it within the right. The left contributes nothing but proposals for surrender, appeasement, and passivity. As far as the war is concerned, that "D" next to a candidate's name on the ballot stands for "defeat." ...

The more the left fades from the scene, the more the national political debate will be a debate within the right. The American system is not friendly to monolithic one-party rule. The moment one party begins to dominate, it tends to split apart along its internal fault lines. The more the Republicans dominate American politics, therefore, the more intensely they will debate among themselves ...

I can't guarantee that such a debate would produce the best result--I would like to see the emergence of a small-government, pro-immigration, pro-war, secular right--but I can guarantee that such a debate would be more interesting and much more productive than the debate we're having with the left right now.

Let us not forget how Iran supports Islamofacist terrorists a very direct manner.
A Shiite Muslim militia involved in the warfare between Sunni and Shiites in Iraq has received "millions of dollars" and an assortment of weaponry from Iran, a senior U.S. military official says. ...

The official said that high-grade military explosives and specialized timers are among the "boutique military equipment" moving from Iran into Iraq.

Some of the equipment is of the same type that Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shiite militia, used against Israeli forces in Lebanon during the summer, the official said.

The origin of the weapons was easy to discern because of Iranian markings on it, he said. Because Iran maintains tight control over armaments, he said, shipment of the weapons into Iraq had to involve "elements associated with the Iranian government."

Monday, October 02, 2006

The 9/11 Blue Dress

Mr. Reynolds nails it when he says "it does give the lie to the "blame Bush" theorists."

Let us call a shovel a shovel here. The "blame Bush" theorists are deranged moonbats who suffer from an extremely advanced case of BDS. They are out of touch with reality and in the War against Islamofacism are what Lenin called the "Useful idiots."

Sunday, October 01, 2006

He's in deep trouble...

Republican Congressman Mark Foley is deep trouble. With what is on the table, he is facing serious criminal charges.

Too bad he's a Republican. Members of his party will have little or no sympathy and call for a criminal investigation.

The ex-Donkey sums up the diffence between the parties:

And don't think for one minute that if this guy was a Democrat that Liberals everywhere wouldn't be wringing their hands over what a poor, tortured soul he is.

Seriously, dude. Smith and Wesson. One shot to the temple. Goom-bye!

I'm reminded of the case of democratic former congressman Mel Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds had a number of crimes that led to his removal from congress and into jail, including a five year prison term for having sex with a underage female campaign volunteer. Let's be honest here, he only got nailed for nailing the 16 year old girl because he was also had 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud & lies to the Federal Election Commission.

How did the democrats respond to this?

Democrat Mel Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree.

Former democrat presidental wannabe Jessie Jackson gave him a job on the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll.

The job the "Rev." Jackson gave the liberal democrat sexual predator? Youth counselor.

Don't forget that the "Rev." Jackson was paying his mistress hush and child support money (a 6 figure sum) out funds collected by his so-called "non-profit" organization.

Update: Let us remember the 1983 case of Massachusetts democrat congressman Gary Studds. He was caught actually having sex with a 17 year old male page.
He refused to apologize, stood firm that 17 was above the age of consent was was re-elected multiple times by the liberal majority in his district.
Democrats were in charge of both houses of congress then. The democrat controlled House Ethics Committee decided to simply reprimand Studds.