Daily Archives: December 16, 2009

Liberalism doesn’t work

Exhibit A is San Francisco.   From the San Francisco Weekly.

“It’s time to face facts: San Francisco is spectacularly mismanaged and arguably the worst-run big city in America. This year’s city budget is an astonishing $6.6 billion — more than twice the budget for the entire state of Idaho — for roughly 800,000 residents. Yet despite that stratospheric amount, San Francisco can’t point to progress on many of the social issues it spends liberally to tackle — and no one is made to answer when the city comes up short.”

Hydrogen burning cars

I HOPE this is true.   Four average dudes cobbled together  contraptions, from blueprints on-line, that supposedly convert water to hydrogen and oxygen and which increases power and gas mileage by 20%.

President Obama uses the B word

The president said that the costs of Medicare and Medicaid are on an “unsustainable” trajectory and if there is no action taken to bring them down, “the federal government will go bankrupt.”

Do over. Mulligan. Impeach. New election. PLEEEEEESE!

This is almost the most idiotic thing that I’ve ever heard a President say.  First, if you haven’t noticed, we are a debtor nation. We stay afloat by borrowing money.  If China ever gets scared that we might bankrupt their debt, our supply of credit is history, and the country would be in dire straights.   A CEO of a major corporation would know better than to use the “we might go bankrupt” on public T.V.  Heck, even a first-time borrowing entering hat in hand into the loan officer’s cubby should know better than to usher the B word.   “Sorry, son, no loan for you.”

Second, the gall of this inexperienced, never had a real job, B+ President is overwhelming.  Medicare and Medicaide are already crippling our budget.  If you haven’t noticed, they are government run health insurance programs.  So his solution? To increase the number of other persons who are insured under government health insurance.  And to browbeat Republicans with the B word.

  The Republicans are trying to hold costs down.  The way to avoid bankruptcy is to keep costs down.  It is ironic that the Democrat plan which will lead to ever spiralling higher costs and which will lead to bankruptcy is promoted by claiming that it won’t lead to higher costs, and by the notion that if we don’t pass it, we will go bankrupt.  Up is down, in is out, and you can insure “43 million” uninsureds–or whatever the figure liberals bandy about lately–without increasing government spending.

I AM prejudiced.

I didn't mean it officer!

I have to admit it.  I am prejudiced.   People whom I don’t even know the first thing about, I pre-judge them.   This prejudice has been brewing for going on five decades.  It’s deep in my blood, and in my bones.  I’m not even sorry about it.

For instance, a trial lawyer is forbidden from striking a juror from a jury in voir dire based solely on their their sex or race.    Supposedly doing so violates the right of those discriminated against not to be unfairly stereotyped.   But all the lawyers do it. They make judgments about persons whom they have never met based solely upon sex or skin color.  Blacks and Jewish persons are traditionally liberal and more likely to be pro-plaintiff.  Whites, especially older whites, are generally considered pro-defense (or pro-prosecution) in criminal cases.   And all races are presumed to be biased in favor of litigants of their own race (all other things equal).  Yes, racism in the jury deliberation room is alive and well. Continue reading

Michael Steele’s quote of the day

From Jake Tapper:  “I look forward to seeing hordes of violent Jihadists lay down their AK-47s in response to the news that our terrorist prison is moving from the Caribbean to America’s heartland, but I’m not holding my breath. In the meantime, the White House still has not explained how bringing these terrorist killers to this country and giving the same rights as citizens will make the American people safer.”