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PARDON ME, CAN I BORROW YOUR TIRE IRON?
Backcountry Conservative has some disturbing news on early voting in Florida. It appears that there is some voter intimidation going on by Democratic bully-boys. (Superhawk shrugs his shoulders and sighs deeply.)
I worked for a construction contractors PAC back in the day and let me tell you something about construction trade unions. While there’s no evidence that the intimidators here are members of any union, much less any construction workers group, the Democratic party is notorious for using mobbed-up AFL-CIO “Business Agents” to do their dirty work. Although Florida is a Right-To-Work state (someone please correct me if I’m wrong) the power of construction trade unions is nationwide and it wouldn’t be beyond imagining that the donks would fly in outsiders to do this kind of “work.”
LET’S ALL SAY THE SERENITY PRAYER TOGETHER NOW…
You don’t think Lawrence O’Donnell is a jerk? I did a post a few days ago when O’Donnell tried to overturn 300 years of western thought on the natural rights of man. Well, last night, Mr. OD(ous) went totally, completely, and finally insane!
On Scarborough Country, Pat Buchanan (subbing for Joe) had swiftee John O’Neill on to talk about the new swiftee ads (Go here to view). That’s when O’Donnell pulled a Three Mile Island, a Chernobyl, and a Wicked Witch of the West all rolled into one by becoming a crazed, wild eyed, raving, screaming LOON! Meltdown doesn’t begin to describe Mr. OD(ous)’s
malady…He seemed to be afflicted with some weird kind of convulsive disorder. His movements were jerky and unnatural. His head seemed to swell up like a pumpkin. His face contorted, saliva drooling from a perpetual snarl that curled his lips, he screamed about 200 times LIAR! LIAR! LIAR!
What made this performance so hilarious was John O’Neill’s calm, measured attempts to get a word in edgewise and Buchanan’s desperation as he realized that his colleague had gone ‘round the bend and, worse, HE HAD LOST CONTROL OF A LIVE BROADCAST!
Polipundit has a great post with links to audio (Michelle Malkin) and Video (Daily Recycler).
WOULDN’T MIND KILLIN’ A FEW FER’NERS MYSELF!
Frank J. is a very funny fellow. His take on the Pentagon studying the possibility of using women in combat (via Buck the Marine) proves that Mr. J. needs more than medication (although modern psychotropic pharmacology can work miracles these days); he needs a very long, very quiet, very relaxing stay at some out of the way spa…say, St. Jude’s Sanitarium for Lost Causes?
FIDEL CASTRO IS A MOONBAT
Capn’ Kevin’s Wizbang has an interesting post on some weird goings on in Cuba…well, that seems to be an oxymoronic statement. Cuba IS weird, on its face. Castro, besides being a murderous thug, is bizarre. During the Rio summit on global warming back in the mid-nineties (too lazy to look up exact year this AM), Castro regaled conferees with a speech lasting nearly 4 hours talking about…THE INCOME INEQUITIES BETWEEN THE INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS AND THE THIRD WORLD! The only relationship the speech had to global warming was the enormous amount of carbon dioxide Castro exhaled during the rant.
Our own Al Gore was there too take it in…all 4 hours. I’ve often thought what the consequences would be if an American leader in Gore’s position just got up and walked out when moonbats like El Commandante dissed America. After all, third world cutthroats do it all the time. (Superhawk shakes his head dejectedly).
HEY! CHICKEN LITTLE! IS THE SKY FALLIN’ OR WHAT?
There was an old Twilight Zone episode about a woman going through a day where the sun is moving closer to the earth and things are getting unbearably hot. Just when the earth is about ready to fry, the scene shifts to the woman lying in bed wrapped up in blankets, passed out. It turns out that the earth is moving AWAY from the sun and things are getting colder!
Read this post from the Commissar about new information on global warming. As in all communist societies, things are not always as they appear, am I right Comrade? DA!
This kind of thing happens in science all the time so there’s no need to start goosing the conspiracy mill. What’s interesting is that this is at least the third such backtrack in the last couple of years from climatologists. This illustrates the enormous complexities involved in trying to figure out our climate problems. Scientists can’t even agree on how to MEASURE gases in the atmosphere much less how much of the greenhouse gases actually make it up to a point in the atmosphere where it can do the most harm. Some of the gas evidently turns into harmless compounds before it reaches the upper stratosphere. It does this by colliding with other molecules and “sloughing off” atoms.
The process isn’t understood very well. And yet, Euro-weenies want the US to cut emissions to pre-1990 levels by 2012…something that would cut our growth rate from 1-3 percent per year! I’ve linked here to a fantastic Cato Institute publication about global warming. (PDF reader required).
More later…after the games!
UPDATE: REMEMBER ME TO MANAGUA
Here’s more on violence by the Democratic thugs polls in Florida.
Registration fraud, voter intimidation, violence against Bush supporters…I’VE GOT IT! It’s the Sandanista’s!
For those of you too young to remember, the Sandanistas were a group of nazi-like thugs that helped overthrow Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. Somoza was your typical run-of-the-mill authoritarian President for life banana republic (NOT the clothing store) dictator. Not much different than most of the central American thugs who ran pro-US countries at that time except for one thing…he had the misfortune of getting on the bad side of that sanctimonious fruit-and-nutcake Jimmy Carter.
Back in 1979, Nicaraguans were angry. They had a devastating earthquake 7 years before and the country still looked like…well, that an earthquake had hit. That’s because Somoza took the aid money earmarked for rebuilding and parceled it out to his cronies (who didn’t know much about reconstruction but knew where the best clubs in Miami were). Somoza, who was fabulously wealthy due to his family running the country for about a century, also kept some of the loot for himself.
When Jimmy Carter found out about this he was SHOCKED! Just SHOCKED! He immediately cut off aid to one of the poorest countries on the planet which precipitated wide-spread protests. A coalition of small businessmen, the Catholic church, and the largest newspaper in the country, La Prensa, was formed to force Somoza out. Also joining this coalition was a small, insignificant group of left wing ideologues calling themselves the Sandanistas. This group was the tip of the spear for the coalition as they battled with Nicaragua’s National Guard in the streets. When it became clear that the US wouldn’t assist him in maintaining power, he fled for more hospitable climes.
What happened in the next few months was vintage Stalinism. This small, insignificant group of leftists, using nazi-like tactics in the streets, forced out all other members of the coalition (including the editor of La Prensa who was jailed for his trouble). The Sandanistas then expanded the Nicaraguan army from less than 15,000 to more than 100,000, embraced Fidel Castro, kissed Soviet leader Breznev full on the mouth, and tried to export their “revolution” to other Latin American countries.
After a US sponsored rebellion (opposed by Democrats because it could have “turned into another Viet Nam,”) the Sandanistas said uncle and agreed to elections, confident that if they couldn’t win fair and square, they could steal it.
The election campaign was something to watch. In one corner, a bunch of geeky, middle class businessmen, Catholic lay organizers, Mesquito Indians (who, when the Sandanistas tried to steal their land in the name of “land reform” found out the meaning of “guerilla war”) and housewives. In the other corner were brownshirted bully-boy thugs who broke up opposition campaign rallies using violence, attacked opposition regional headquarters, intimidated ordinary citizens and generally acted the way you’d expect communists to act when faced with having to answer to the voters for 8 years of dictatorial incompetence.
The Sandanistas had a secret weapon…American leftists! They came to Nicaragua by the thousands to “help” in the Sandanista’s effort to steal the election. It was quite a sight. For an uproarious take on this read “Give War a Chance” by P.J. O’Rourke.
Reagan outfoxed Nicaraguan’s rock star dictator Danny Ortega by getting him to agree to international election observers. Danny was so convinced he was beloved of the masses that he failed to notice that, in order for people to love you, they need something to eat. And people voted for dinner everyday rather than starvation with a message. Despite the incredible violence and intimidation, the people of Nicaragua voted overwhelmingly to throw the Sandanistas on the ash heap of history where they’ve remained ever since.
I have no doubt that some of the same leftists who tried to kill democracy in Nicaragua are doing the same thing here. And like the Nicaraguan people back then, we have to be brave enough and determined enough to overcome these threats and do what is necessary to protect our country from the darkness these people represent.
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