Charges filed in Benghazi massacre, Left avoids reality again.

August 6, 2013
American blood, US Consulate, Benghazi

American blood, US Consulate, Benghazi

This is so typical of the liberal left and its September 10th mindset, its refusal to recognize that a war was declared on us and that our enemies fight it as a war. That, in fact, this is just the latest battle in a war that has been going on for 1,434 years.

Here’s a hint for the clueless: this is jihad, not a criminal matter!


God help us: the 2016 presidential race is on

August 6, 2013

Sigh. There should be a mandatory “shut up, sit down, and no campaigning” rule for the year after a presidential election, just to give us a rest.

But, the realities of American politics are what they are, and potential successors to Barack Obama are already jockeying for position. On the Republican side, my blog buddy ST has a good post about potential candidates appearing in Iowa, a state that we, for some reason I cannot fathom, allow to have a huge influence on the nominating process by going first. Can’t we at least rotate that honor by region?

ST asks what her readers think of the Republican field. Whom do we prefer? I posted a reply there, but I thought I’d post it here, too, just for the record. This is just a preliminary list, mind you, and can easily change with developments. I mean, the first caucuses are over two years away, for cryin’ out loud.

Anyway, here’s my back of the envelope list:

I have my preferences, but, to be honest, I’ll vote for any of the major contenders over any Democrat, unless the Democrats somehow bring back Grover Cleveland.

But, of the current leading/most talked about Republican contenders, my top six (for now) are:

1. Bobby Jindal. A successful governor, good conservative principles, and darned smart.

2. Scott Walker. Another successful governor. Pushed through reforms in the state that gave birth to government unions. Solid as the rock of Gibraltar in the face of fascist union intimidation tactics.

3) Ted Cruz. I love Cruz. He has all the right principles. But I’m leery of promoting another freshman senator to the White House

4) Paul Ryan. Again, really smart, knows government finance in and out, and is a strong advocate of “opportunity capitalism” in the Jack Kemp mold. His advocacy of the current immigration reform bill is a down-mark for me, though.

5) Rand Paul. Again, I like him a lot for his small government conservatism, his ardor to limit the federal government, and his knowledge of and respect for the American political tradition. His foreign policy and national security policies give me pause, though.

6) Chris Christie. I like his style and I like his fiscal conservatism. On other issues, though… Let’s just say he’s a Northeastern Republican, and I’m not.

This is just a quick list, though, and nowhere near set in stone.

PS: You’ll note Marco Rubio is no longer on the list, yet I had been a big supporter of his. The immigration fight made me rethink that support; either he was a utterly cynical hypocrite from before he ran for the Senate, or he’s a naive fool who was played by Schumer and McCain. I don’t know which it is, but he’s going to have to do a lot to make me consider him again.

What do you think? Whom do you like?

(Video) Afterburner: Sarah Palin was right

August 6, 2013

I wrote a few days ago about the grimly humorous spectacle of Howard Dean criticizing Obamacare for being run by, in essence, a “death panel,” meaning that a leader of the left wing of the Democratic Party was saying that Sarah Palin was right.

PJTV’s Bill Whittle noticed the same thing and took the opportunity to rip into all the [Insert curse word here] hypocrites and morons who loudly demanded the passage of Obamacare, denied there would be any problems with it, and now want out from under it because of all the problems.

Great minds think alike, Bill. 😉

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

Law of Unintended Consequences Number Eleventy-Zillion

August 6, 2013

Wait. Was there no one in Britain who stopped and said, “This is bloody stupid?”

Watts Up With That?

By charles the moderator

We missed this story in May, but in order to replace the use of coal in the UK, power stations are being refitted to burn wood chips.  But the UK doesn’t have enough forests to supply the wood chips, (biofuel) so…

Wait for it…


Yup, power companies in the UK are planning on purchasing timber in the United States to be converted to wood chips to be shipped across the Atlantic to burn in the previously coal-fired power plants.

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