Sunday, May 10, 2009


A mishmash of important articles with no particular theme.

Welfare mom complains of being denied entry into Canada.

I LOL'd. Got news for you, lady. Canada is a foreign nation and they don't have to let anyone in. And yes, they can be arbitrary about it.

I watched John Stossell's 20/20 special friday. While I agreed with his conclusions in most of his segments, the one that I think should be uncontroversial is that of 'irradiated food'. Like so many issues from Global Warming to nuclear power to vaccination, there is a segment of the population who are irrational about irradiated food. 5000 people a year die of food poisoning and many millions get sick. Its not funny that a few nuts imagine non-existant problems with perfectly safe tech and prevent progress.

Meanwhile I am going to order some Omaha Steaks, because they irratdiate their food and its really good stuff.

What Progressives Want

"Progressives divide the world into victims and exploiters, and see themselves as saviors of the underdogs who are incapable of fending for themselves. And that requires greater government power in their hands, to vanquish the exploiters. This perspective explains much of what President Obama is doing with the vast powers at his disposal.

This administration has big business in its sights. While there are a couple of corporations like G.E. who are court favorites because they do the Progressives' bidding...the current government's attitude toward commerce is that they exploit the masses as labor or consumer, are run by fat-cats who don't pay their "fair share", and should be regulated by the government which is working in "the best interests of the People".

Only one thing matters to the Progressives-in the Oval Office and in Congress-and that is growing the central government and its power.


Progressives offer all sorts of explanations for their bizarre, inefficient, ineffective, illogical, irrational, contradictory, and demonstrably failed theories and policies. But that's just their puppet show; their circuses for public consumption.

There is one goal, and one goal only for Progressives...Government growth and its intrusion into every aspect of our lives. When you understand that, all their apparently idiotic policies make perfect sense

The CIA's Fight with Obama

There may have been a simpler motive. The novelist Charles McCarry was a deep cover CIA operative for ten years. "I never met a stupid person in the agency," he said in a 2004 interview. "Or an assassin. Or a Republican."

The CIA's war against President Bush was motivated by ass covering, or by political partisanship. But with President Obama, it's personal.

Many are furious about his disclosure of explicit details of the interrogation methods used on some al Qaida bigwigs, and his waffling on whether or not those who employed them will be subject to prosecution.

Simpler motives are usually right.