As I write, I have my papers on me — and not just because I’m in Arizona. I’m an immigrant, and it is a condition of my admission to this great land that I carry documentary proof of my residency status with me at all times and be prepared to produce it to law-enforcement officials, whether on a business trip to Tucson or taking a 20-minute stroll in the woods back at my pad in New Hampshire.
Who would impose such an outrageous Nazi fascist discriminatory law?
Er, well, that would be Franklin Roosevelt.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The real reason liberals accuse Tea Partiers of racism:
"Thus the traditional wish to kill the messenger who brings the bad news: the Tea Partiers. And the easiest way to kill them — the most obvious and hoariest of methods – is to accuse them of racism. Never mind that there is no evidence — or what little evidence proffered has been shown to be manufactured prevarication — liberals must continue the racism meme at all costs. There is no other. To engage the Tea Party Movement in a battle of ideas would be suicidal for them, because the basic economic tenet of American liberalism — an increase in government spending and consequent increased national debt is good for society — seems nonsensical to the vast majority of our citizens at this point in history. And for good reason."
Andrew C. McCarthy:
"Maybe that’s the Obama administration’s problem with Arizona’s new law: It is too short (16 pages), too clear, and too reflective of the popular will. Unlike the social scientists in Nancy Pelosi’s federal laboratory, state lawmakers didn’t need to pass the law first in order to find out what was in it. Essentially, it criminalizes (as a state misdemeanor) something that is already illegal (namely, being present in the United States in violation of federal law), and it directs law-enforcement officers to, yes, enforce the law. Democrats and their media echo-chamber regard this as radical; for most of us, it is what’s known as common sense."
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
What America is Michael Gerson living in?:
"That is simply a fact of life today. Many of the situations in which we are asked to produce ID are the result of laws passed by our representatives, Democrats and Republicans, that are, overall, good things. But they require Americans to produce their papers, in the form of a driver's license, quite frequently. If Americans responded with 'Go to hell' and 'See you in court' each time they were asked to produce their license, both hell and court would be very crowded."
Obama the Bully:
"Will someone please rein in our relentlessly hectoring President? Barrack Hussein Obama has taken his gift for inspirational oratory—one of the traits that got him elected—and turned it into something darker and more insidious."
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Another shocker - someone is awake on Capitol Hill!!:
"...they noticed that GM's 'loan repayment' is nothing but a sham and their ads are a fraudulent lie to the American people. But then again Politicians are pretty well versed in fraudulent ads."
Daniel W. Drezner:
"If Hawking is correct, then the sooner we run out of whatever might be valuable to aliens, the less interest we are to them. Of course, this does beg the question of which resources aliens would consider to be valuable. If aliens crave either sea water or bulls**t, then the human race as we know it is seriously screwed."
"Yet for Barack Obama, there is no issue – be it as insignificant as a localized grievance or as towering as nuclear war – that cannot be addressed with a pantomime summit. This is perfectly in keeping with a presidency characterized by imitation health-care reform, counterfeit “post-racialism,” and so on. It’s as if Obama is, in fact, invested with the power of his faux-presidential campaign seal and not the real thing."
Instead of creating intelligent policy, Obama seeks to solve problems by giving speeches and then holding events in celebration of his words
Not Too ‘Hip’ and ‘Edgy’ for Censorship:
"Because, notwithstanding their outrageous demonization by the media, they’re not terrorists. So, in the end, Comedy Central has incentivized Islamic violence and nothing much else. Nevertheless, we should be grateful to its jelly-spined executives for reminding us that the cardboard heroes of the American media are your go-to guys for standing up to entirely fictitious threats. But for real ones? Not so much."
Monday, April 26, 2010
Walter Russell Mead's Blog:
"When two people make their vows to one another in the presence of God, they speak and God answers. Reality changes as a new bond is born. Families change and relationships take form that will echo through many lives for years to come. That is what happened when my uncle and my new aunt made their vows; it works when two twenty-somethings in the dawn of adult lives commit themselves to each other without reserve.
Marriage makes families, including extended families, and it makes homes. We can argue about who should be able to marry, but we should not argue this: a good society is one that supports people, young and old, who want to take that wild and risky step and vow themselves to one another in the sight of God and all the world, for richer or poorer, better or worse, in sickness and in health, until they are parted by death."
It was hardly an accident that, in the midst of Washington’s partial nationalization of Detroit automakers, Swedish Enterprise Minister Maud Olofsson announced “The Swedish state is not prepared to own car factories.” With this week’s news that General Motors is “paying back” one set of Troubled Asset Relief Program loans from another pile of TARP money, we can see why Europeans have a lot to teach us about separation of industry and state.
Where Republicans look across the Atlantic and see soft socialists worth avoiding, Democrats see enlightened progressives worth emulating. And it does not matter how little reality conforms to either fantasy.
"The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing. His tone of voice sends us back to the worst place in college. We sit once more packed into the vast, dreary confines of a freshman survey course—“Rocks for Jocks,” “Nuts and Sluts,” “Darkness at Noon.” At the lectern is a twerp of a grad student—the prototypical A student—insecure, overbearing, full of himself and contempt for his students. All we want is an easy three credits to fulfill a curriculum requirement in science, social science, or fine arts. We’ve got a mimeographed copy of last year’s final with multiple choice answers already written on our wrists. The grad student could skip his classes, the way we intend to, but there the s.o.b. is, taking attendance. (How else to explain this year’s census?)"