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Archive for November, 2010

The left’s violent war on science continues.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

According to the LA Times, a UCLA researcher isn’t letting death threats from anti-science leftist terrorists stop him from doing his work.

After the latest incident, in which he received a letter containing razor blades and threats that his throat would be cut, J. David Jentsch says he isn’t intimidated.

“We follow you on campus,” Jentsch recalled the note reading. “One day, when you’re walking by, we’ll come up behind you, and cut your throat.”

Activists claimed the razors were tainted with AIDS, though it hasn’t been confirmed by officials. University officials have said the latest threat, confirmed by UCLA on Tuesday, is under investigation by the FBI and UCLA police.

But the 38-year-old professor has been through this before. Last year, he woke up to an orange flash and a car alarm. He ran outside to find his car had been blown up.

Twice a month, animal rights activists in ski masks gather outside his home, chanting “murder.”

These leftist terrorists disregard for science and human life is very, very chilling.

Monday Book Pick: Out of the Dark

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Out of the Dark by David Weber

Weber takes a look at a near future Earth invaded by a ruthless alien species. Raw meat for Weber fans right up to the surprise ending. An ending which horked off some fans, but not me. I took at a hat tip to the late Fred Saberhagen.

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I got that one right…

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Back in September of 2009 I posted the following:

German voters decide to deal with their economic downturn by electing a right of center majority that plans to cut taxes in order to stimulate economic growth.
According to Bloomberg, voters rejected the plans of the “Social Democratic challenger to raise taxes on top earners.”
I’m betting that their plan will work better than our Dear Leader’s socialist fantasies.

Let’s take a look at how that actually turned out. According to the BBC:

“Germany’s economy minister Rainer Bruederle has given an upbeat assessment of his country’s recovery, including the assertion that full employment will soon be possible. He said that Germans were doing well and spending again, and that domestic consumption was strong. Data released this week showed German business confidence at a 20-year high.”

Mean while, here in the US with our Dear Leader and his democrat party running the Executive and Legislative branches of the federal government, we have had a shocking high employment rate, a lackluster recovery (and that is being generous) and continuous tax payer funded payouts to that have not been designed to spur growth, but to reward democrat supporters. We have real unemployment rate hovering around 15% and the democrat lame duck congress looking to extend unemployment benefits beyond 99 weeks.  If they had actually done anything to actually boost the private sector economy, that extension wouldn’t be necessary.

Friday B-Movie Pick: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Ok, not a B-Movie per say, but one of the finest Kung Fu flicks ever to come out of Hong Kong.

No wire work and no off camera trampolines.  Just some finest kind Gung Fu, including some great weapons scenes.

One of my favorites, three section staff vs. butterfly swords!

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SNL on the new Obama TSA patdowns

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

“Washington [D.C.] is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.”

— President John F. Kennedy

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

“Liberals” are so open minded and tolerant they think they know how everyone else should live their life.

And if you disagree, you’re a racist ignorant close minded bigot.

All you need to know about Obamacare…

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The New England Healthcare Institute – known as NEHI – is a nonprofit, independent health policy institute dedicated to transforming health care for the benefit of patients and their families.

The NEHI has one of the 111 Obamacare waivers issued by our Dear Leader‘s HHS Secretay Kathleen Sebelius!

They are probably better educated about the details of Obamacare than the democrats in Congress who voted for it, and they don’t want any part of it!

Quantitative Easing Explained

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Quick Round Up

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Kathleen McKinley has a list of the new Black and Hispanic Conservative members of Congress. Remember that all of these newly elected members of Congress were backed by their local Tea Party groups. You remember the Tea Party members, the ones that the lefties are constantly trying to tell you are “racist.”

If you are looking for actual racism, check the democrats’ Porkulus act.

You can also get your fill of hate, racism and threats of violence from the left.

Joe Scarborough: Top Senate Dems have told me privately that Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Using the “logic” that has dominated leftist thinking since the 2008 election cycle, this means that those democrats are “RACISTS!”

What is that so called “liberals” have against the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech?

Is it because they know that they can not compete in an open debate based on facts and reason?

Obama White House Rewrote Key Sections of Interior Department Report to Suggest Panel of Experts Endorsed Offshore Drilling Ban.