Tuesday, February 08, 2011

That was quick

Nancy Pelosi made an accusation against Bill O'Reilly, then immediately ended any further need for discussion by invoking Godwin's Law.
“While we may disagree with people and we think they are wrong, we shouldn’t think they are bad and we shouldn’t ever use the word hate in context of people unless you’re talking about Hitler or somebody like that,” Nancy Pelosi told Gayle King.
Godwin's Law:
[T]here is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically "lost" whatever debate was in progress. This principle itself is frequently referred to as Godwin's law.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Government Bureaucrats Run Rampant

Power. It's all about the accumulation of power. More power, more power, more power. Now, they want to protect us from spilled milk.
We all understand why the EPA was given the power to issue regulations to guard against oil spills, such as that of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska or the more recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But not everyone understands that any power given to any bureaucracy for any purpose can be stretched far beyond that purpose.

In a classic example of this process, the EPA has decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority to force farmers to comply with new regulations to file "emergency management" plans to show how they will cope with spilled milk, how farmers will train "first responders" and build "containment facilities" if there is a flood of spilled milk.
Leave. Us. Alone.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

What is the experience of combat? Reporting from the frontline, Restrepo follows a platoons deployment in Afghanistan.

What is the experience of combat? Reporting from the frontline, Restrepo follows a platoons deployment in Afghanistan.

An incredible documentary, these are awesome young men. Thanks to all them for all they do for all of us.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Wizbang! takes down mainstream media myopia:
A guy walks up to a Congresswoman and pumps a bullet into her head and understandably, the coverage of this event garners plenty of ink for weeks. A guy severs the spinal cords of 7 babies in a filthy clinic for immigrants and the poor, kills a woman with an overdose of anesthesia and pain killers and oversees an office filled with jars of severed baby's feet and despite evidence that officialdom looked the other way for far too long, the story disappears down a media black hole in a matter of days.

Welcome to mainstream media coverage where only the news that fits the meme is fit to print.