JANUARY 30, 2008

"Of more worth is one honest man to society, and in the eyes of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived." -- Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776


Well, DUH...!:  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2004150613_luxsqueeze29.html

"Universal Healthcare" has failed everywhere it has been tried, because, when it is free, the demand goes up to a level the system cannot handle.  The governments answer?  Create a committee to prioritize the patients.  Prioritize!  Get it?  Prioritize means limiting the availability of services at any one time, and that equals rationing.  Nevertheless, some still try to make it work, and are still failing:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/jan/29/gp.reforms?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

You might be a Taliban if.....:  http://discussions.journal-news.com/read/4/44236/44236

Keep an eye on this one.  The Dems are like to add on a bunch of "earmarks: (pork):  http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSWBT00826820080129?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

Video game junkie kills daughter:  http://www.ajc.com/news/content/shared-gen/ap/National/Video_Game_Beating_Death.html

Now this is funny:  http://www.ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=716522

Anti-Israel week at U of Mich:  http://antiracistblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/anti-israel-week-at-university-of.html

Equality at last:  http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2008-01-28T162245Z_01_N28454748_RTRUKOC_0_US-BRAS-ODD.xml&rpc=92

New York Times defines calls for immigration control as "hatred:"  http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2008/20080129142559.aspx

The Ant and the Grasshopper:  http://thevirtuousrepublic.com/?p=207

McCain's voting record on taxes:  http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=53270&type=category&category=10&go.x=14&go.y=14

Getting around the law, or making candidates obey the national party line.  Why would political campaigns in California or Washington or other states donate some of their money to a campaign in Texas?  Answer: because the national headquarters told them to.  This link is to the record of contributions in the 2005-2006 campaign to a Democrat candidate in a small district south of Houston, Texas.  It is the method by which the Dems get around the limitations imposed on contributions by election law.  It is how the Dems distort the electoral process and get local candidates to heel to the national party line even it is in opposition to what the results would be if donations were limited to those that came from the local district.  Note particularly those contributions that include the appellation "for congress" and "political action committee"  Fail to fall in line and you won't get contributions from outside your district:  http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/fec/?id=562&cycle=2005-2006

Beating AIDS:  http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/668cbrke.asp

Is John McCain a liberal?:  http://www.gunowners.org/mcdisguise.htm

Taking credit for what they opposed:  http://newmediajournal.us/staff/parks/2008/01302008.htm

Stimulus package nonsense - Walter Williams brilliant as usual:  http://www.townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2008/01/30/stimulus_package_nonsense

Our declining military (note the chart at the end of the article):  http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=286501998021138

The reason for the Electoral College:  http://newmediajournal.us/guest/gioia/2008/01232008.htm