Brilliant not so smart

It’s campaign season, and the dirty tricks are starting already at Wikipedia. See the Fox news story here.

“My campaign manager Morton Brilliant, who is responsible for all the work in my office, has offered me his resignation and I have accepted it,” Cox said in a statement.

Republicans should know better, and Cox did the right thing in fireing Brilliant. For another example of wiki-prop see Little Green footballs.

The Immigration debate is on

 

Here are Senator Bill Frist’s comments on Illegal Immigration in Podcast, and here are the written comments at the Volpac blog — you can see how the sentiment is running. A quote from Senator Bill Frist:

We are a nation of immigrants built upon the rule of law. And so many legal immigrants have played by the rules when coming to this country and making a life for themselves and their families. We should not break faith with those who played by the rules, so I will not support amnesty. We respect the rule of law and those who made it here the right way, and are trying to make it here the right way, rather than reward those who came here the wrong way.

Warning: the next link will load slow, thousands of comments from angry Republicans. 

While you are there, leave a comment — if you skim through the thousands there already you can see folks are mightily ticked off.

Libs and Loons

It seems that local issues have now come to the forefront — LA Mayor figures out how to do math: 294 Million Americans, 11 million Illegal Immigrants who can’t vote (except in democratically controlled precints… like California. ) hrmmm maybe he’ll go talk to those NFL guys in Dallas instead hanging out with his friends at the Illegal Immigrants marches Monday.

If you need to know why the illegals come here, here’s one view.

If you want to know the price of uncontrolled immigration down the road, check Sweden. In 20-30 years will we see demands for separate laws for La Raza? More on the Swedish situation from LGF.

And just so you leave with a couple of chuckles: We have the highest gas prices in quite a while, we are at war, we have a large scale public concern over illegal immigration, and what are your favorite new Dems focused on?

Moonbattery shows us one democrat focused on making it harder and more expensive to generate power. Ehhh liiiotttt – ET says “phone home.”

 and…

What gets a Democrat’s panties in a twist real quick? — Bad mouthing their staffer in front of Paul Newman…. See Weiner Whining at Karl Kruger.

Just to be fair and balanced, here’s a story about a nutty capitalist suing a blogger in Maine.

If you were incompetent enough not to test a phone number before you published at a State of Maine tourism site, wouldn’t you feel silly if it were a phone sex hotline? Would you then as an Ad PR agency working in electronic media be stupid enough to sue a blogger who reported it for 3 Million dollars ???? Share this around folks, MaineWebReport needs some help.

Will Spirit and Opportunity make it through the cold of winter?

While you are at the beach or enjoying a ball-game this summer, please keep Spirit and Opportunity in mind, and hope they make it through the winter. Story here.

The Last Bloody Century

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. – Yeats 

**WARNING: Contains graphic pictures of the results of ultimate evil. Do not continue if you are tender of heart or weak of spirit.

_135476_Pile_of_skulls_and_bones_from_Cambodia_killing_fields1.jpg The last century was the bloodiest in all of history   Wars took millions, and serial killers took the lives of many here in our country, but one evil philosophy outdoes them all.

The full tally of deaths in the 20th century by violence stands well above 200,000,000. About 35 million people were killed in wars, and 169 million souls were murdered, starved, tortured, beaten, crushed, gassed, marched, flogged, or worked to death by their own governments.

Continue reading “The Last Bloody Century”

When government fails, citizens rise

This is an election year, mid-term for many congressmen and senators — you can expect the rhetoric to steadily ratchet up between now and November, but with National issues there are only three that will carry through to November & potentially impact results. How will they play in the mid-terms?

Right now the three top national issues are gas prices, illegal immigrants, and the war.

The war I expect will take care of itself, while violence does continue, by November with a real government in place and the people of Iraq starting to turn on the jihadis, I don’t expect this to decide local elections except for the hard-core who are already committed. By a year from now we will begin seeing “Iraq — the Forgotten War” leads from the MSM.

By November, the gas prices will be forgotten, unless they stay high until then. If so, expect a major bloodbath among all Congressional incumbents.

Illegal Immigration is the one issue with definite staying power, and congress-critters had better tune in to the mood of their constituents and quickly, because it’s not about peace love and understanding anymore.

School-bus Nagin disallows trailer trash by his gated communities

Another episode in the FEMA trailer drama, School Bus Nagin finally allows some trailers in after a stern talk from Chertov.

In an excellent article, Von Mises institute explains better than I did last night why Congress is responsible for the gas shortage, and why they are the only ones who can fix it.

Meanwhile, 73 percent of adults in america now cruise the internet regularly. Farewell dotcom bust, farewell MSM — it won’t be long before most of america is screaming for bandwidth that isn’t there, and the “dark fiber” we have today will be lit brighter than a thousand suns.

Japan is faced with Defense cost sticker shock now that we are asking them to become more self-reliant.

China is building nuclear reactors at a pace of two per year.

Virginia Postrel points out some interesting demographics on church governance.

Oil burning you up?

There you are reading this, fuming mad about the forty bucks it took you to fill your tank on the way home… and looking for someone to blame.

Big oil is not to blame. The biggest oil company in America, Exxon, sells about 2-3% of the oil sold worldwide in any given year. Compared to the foreign state-run oil consortiums, Exxon is a pissant. Exxon is also not composed of a bunch of greedy fat-cats, all out to get you through some dark, price setting plot either. Continue reading “Oil burning you up?”

Body Armor Debate

This is from an email from my dad, a Viet Nam veteran who usually doesn’t vent about things unless they are important, so I thought I better share this one with all. Thanks again for the two tours Dad, I am proud to be your son.

From someone who’s been to the valley of the Jolly Green Giant

Military.com has been running an article on the testing of body armor for our troops in Iraq. The Military has stated that they will not pay death benefits on deaths of troops who have purchased their own armor. There are several things here that need to be addressed. Continue reading “Body Armor Debate”

Alas Babylon

This via Jerry Pournelle’s UK correspondent, Roland Dobbins.

In an act of at least partial contrition, an officer in charge of the US military occupation of Babylon in 2003 and 2004 has offered to make a formal apology for the destruction his troops wrought on the ancient site.

Colonel John Coleman, former chief of staff for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq, said yesterday that if the head of the Iraqi antiquities board wanted an apology, “if it makes him feel good, we can certainly give him one”.

 Full story in Belfast Telegraph here.