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Friday, November 30. 2007
More thoughts on the Dems as the party of the rich. Dr. Sanity
Venezuelans flee to NYC. NY Sun
Rodney King. Still an icon of dysfunctionalism.
How to go to college for free.
How to date at the office. Dr. Helen
Keep your laws off my body. Except... Coyote
The Dems want a bilingual America. Pure pandering, IMO. I can speak French and German (and a little English, aka Modern Friesian), and the only thing that might motivate me to learn Spanish is to read Cervantes. The only language I covet is Sienese Italian.
The latest on cybercrime and spambots. We have had our tussles with spambots here.
Prepare ye for the end! Rick Moran thinks Pat Buchanan's new book is over the top.
CNN: We're not embarassed by our lack of journalistic integrity
Dr. Bob on Medicare:
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Funny isn't it how imperfections in medical services lead to programs like Medicare which create new problems that need to be solved with new programs? It never ends. I think the belief in government solutions to the problems of life are sincerely held by some (the naive) and manipulated by others. Cynical enough for 'ya?
If that is the National Education Assoc. I am right with you!
(note to wanna-be smartasses, at least put your comments in comprehensible sequence)
Ditto on breaking the NEA!
Oh, and boo hoo for Hugo. Wait, I mean 'serves you right, you megalomaniac'. I can't help smiling when I see the protesters fanning the fumes of their frustration. Good stuff.
will the protesters fanning the fumes of their frustration cause Hugo to harvest the hell of his hubris ?
I hope so. And get him kicked out of the Norwegian Eel Aficionados. Hugo is too oleaginous for that august club of round-meat, mukluk wearing, sled-riding gustatorians.
Meta, no, the NEA is not an organization of Norwegians who like eels--it's an organization of just any folks (some of whom may indeed, but only incidentally, be Norwegian) who like Norwegian eels.
Why, you've got it so bumfuzzled it might as well be an organization of Norwegian eels who are just general aficianados of an unspecified anything or everything whatsoever (tho eels being eels presumably mostly nothing much).
CNN has been beyond embarrassment since it least 2005, when boss Eason Jordan speaking at an international conference in Madrid, accused the American armed forces in Iraq of a deliberate conspiracy and action to murder journalists.
oh yes, he had to step down afterwards--but that made it even worse--as in, by g_d if such a thing is true, you're gonna meekly quit your job when you get a little resistance on the accusation?
So, CNN manages to be both a viciously aggressive liar and a spineless cowardly wimp at the same time--no mean trick!
This NYT article was a wake up call. Mostly tuned CNN out after reading it.
The News We Kept To Ourselves
BY EASON JORDAN
Published: April 11, 2003
Whoops. That Anonymous was me, Patina. Good morning to ya all. :)
Not to boast NJ (well maybe a little) but some years back I read Don Quixote in Spanish. Had a very demanding instructor and got to be quite fluent. Don't know how much good it did but no harm either. Still can not speak or understand much French but have worked with more than a few Canadian guys named Jean Guy.....pronounced Jawn Gee or Gi or Guh-eee. (How to spell?!) Anyways, Guy is spoken with a hard gee and a long eee. Why the desire to speak Sienese (?) Italian? Also never heard of Frisia. They have a cool flag.
Seems to me that Pat Buchanan is what is passed as the 'Conservative Republican' voice on MSM. Sometimes think he is a mole. Traditionally, IIRC he has most often helped put Dems in office.
Buddy--the biggest problem we have with cleaning up our schools system is that we cannot--IT IS IMPOSSIBLE--to find a conservative attorney, who will bring legal action against them. I can prove this to you: I am currently searching for an attorney in DC, or WA to bring a claim against the American Association of University Professors. I have even advertised in the Bar Assoc. Journal. NOW: anybody here want to help me find such a counselor--please feel free to forward their name. Or better yet, have them get in touch with me. The folks here know how to do that. But--not to worry--it won't happen. Republican attorneys will NOT go after the groups that control our education system be it, NEA, ACE, AAUP, or whatever. IT WON'T HAPPEN!
If the coming campaign has the courage, it will make a HUGE issue of the racist aspect of opposition to vouchers.
One's personal safety is best in a crowd. However, it will take individual attorneys of personal courage to confront these powerful groups one on one in numerous cases. You know buddy--just like the left has done to our churches. Start small out in the sticks, then move onto cases in bigger communities (larger campuses). But, until we find individual attorneys willing to help it won't happen.
I haven't read nor really want to read Pat's book but heard an early morn, hour-long interview with him about it.
Pat is a watchman on America's towers, who cuts the crap and hones in on the real economy and the real war and accurately identifies the real players severally involved.
The most vital question any Presidential candidate should pine his soul with is "Who am I ready to kill for the security of USA?"
Of course, Buchanan doesn’t want to kill anyone – I think., says the fantastic exegete.
Mr. Moran doesn't want to kill anyone, me thinks, nor does he want to lighten the load on America's prisons and labor halls to drive the illegals out of country.
Moran was hardly worth the read but Pat is well worth the listen.
A new course is warranted and thanks be to God, it's possible, mandated in USA Constitution.
One question to be mulled in finding a new Executive and Commander should be: Which one of these fella's, is going stop the right people at the border export all the illegals and kill the right people.
We're not electing a philosopher.
Taylor's death a grim reminder for us all
Among his many achievements, Pat Buchanan helped bring Conservative Americans both of Pres. Clinton terms. From Wiki....
In 1990, Buchanan published a newsletter called Patrick J. Buchanan: From the Right; it sent subscribers a bumper sticker that read, "Read Our Lips! No new taxes." In 1992, Buchanan began the first of his three presidential campaigns, running on a platform of economic nationalism, immigration reduction, and social conservatism, including opposition to multiculturalism, abortion, and gay rights. He unsuccessfully challenged the incumbent, President George H. W. Bush, for the Republican Party presidential nomination, garnering some 3 million votes in state primary elections. Buchanan won 38 percent of the seminal New Hampshire primary, seriously challenging Bush, whose popularity was waning. Buchanan explained his reason for running thus: "If the country wants to go in a liberal direction, if the country wants to go in the direction of [Democrats] George Mitchell and Tom Foley, it doesn't bother me as long as I've made the best case I can. What I can't stand are the back-room deals. They're all in on it, the insider game, the establishment game -- this is what we're running against."
Buchanan again sought the Republican nomination in 1996 while voicing his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Buchanan won an upset victory in the New Hampshire primary in February, defeating Senator Bob Dole by about 3,000 votes. At a rally in Nashua, he said, "We shocked them in Alaska. Stunned them in Louisiana. Stunned them in Iowa. They are in a terminal panic. They hear the shouts of the peasants from over the hill. All the knights and barons will be riding into the castle pulling up the drawbridge in a minute. All the peasants are coming with pitchforks. We're going to take this over the top." While campaigning, Buchanan energized his supporters with the slogan "The peasants are coming with pitchforks", occasionally appearing with a prop pitchfork, thus earning him the nickname "Pitchfork Pat".
Interesting suggestion if I don't misread your insinuation that Pat is a Hillbillary mole.
Wiki is an unvetted resource but full of laughs.
Now, what possesses gilded nest producing vective upon American demigod's trusted warrior is beyond me.
I'd have expected well educated would have severed that, if this wasn't Maggies Farm.
Re: Still Icon
Me thinks the boy can take a punch.
Must be some redemption in that.
Re: Hands off my hide
The wonder of youth only allows such libertarian fantasy, excepting as Coyote does in case of another intimate body.
Police have a multitude of reason to lay hands on bodies.
That they don't is marvelous.
Libertarians are leftists, but for Coyote's individual sensibility.
Right brooks no alliance with murderers or there enablers.