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Another leftist double standard: Requiring ID

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

First off, a story NewsBusters files under “Can’t Make It Up” with good reason.

Eugene Green, a democrat congresscritter from Texas has voted against defending the basic civil rights of American citizens by voting NO on requiring ID for federal elections.  This hasn’t stopped him from demanding that American Citizens in his own district present a photo ID in order to be admitted into his “Town Hall” Meetings.

Liberal democrat hypocrisy so thick you need an ax to make a dent in it.

Extra Bonus Example: Racist Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor had her fitness club membership canceled because she repeated refused to show her ID when entering the club.  She apparently felt that the staff should have been honored to have a “wise Latina woman” gracing their establishment and didn’t need to identify herself.

Stray SciFi observations

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

I admit it, I have watched all three seasons of Heros.  Not a great show, but not horrible either.  Good acting and engaging characters.  Plot holes you could drive a semi through, but hey you can’t have everything.

Ok, fair warning, I’m going to discuss plot points, so there be spoilers here.

First off, the writers must have figured out that time/space powers shared by Hiro & Peter were just too unstablisling and was giving them headaches in the writers meetings, so those had to go.

There was that little trick with a transfusion of Claire’s blood. That is how the Company brought back Noah from the dead.  I’m not talking about pining for the fiords type “mostly dead” either.  This was a “bullet entrance wound in eye, tunnel through the brain and blow out the back of the head” type dead.   If you have Claire, you don’t need to screw with Sylar’s brain after he just cut Nathan’s throat.   Ok, maybe they are going to pull some crazed crap like Noah never knew, or asked, how he was brought back to life, and Nathan’s body is on ice somewhere, ready to be reanimated through the magic of Claire’s blood after Sylar figures out that he is Sylar.  I expect Parkman to be rather pissed off if he finds out, unless he’s moved on from Daphne and is back on track with his ex-wife, who was cheating on him with his best friend.

Ok, I’ve got that out of my system.

Let’s move on.  The SciFi channel’s new show Warehouse 13.  Ya, I know know the idiots there changed the spelling, but that is their little episode of idioticy.

I like Warehouse 13, and ya, Steve Jackson Games did a GURPS book about it first, so go collect your geek cred somewhere else.  They admit they got the idea from the first Indiania Jones movie anyway.

The characters are fun, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it is more serious than the Librarian movies. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch all the episodes aired so far at