Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When Rush Limbaugh said this very same thing, it was evidence of some sort of apocalyptic "War on Women." Now, it's in Democrat John Edwards court and there is not so much outrage.
John Edwards' first reaction when he learned his mistress may be pregnant was to downplay the chances he was the father, calling the woman a "crazy slut," his former close campaign aide testified Tuesday.
He's a class guy, that John Edwards. Just ask his beloved wife Elizabeth. Who was both dying and affirming his family values while he banged his campaign mistress. What a guy.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Environmental Religion

Global climate change theory isn't science, it's religion:
It is no coincidence that man-made global warming, or climate change, or whatever it's called this week, got very popular as an issue just as the Soviet Union fell. It is the top-down centralized government's last best hope of controlling the masses. And like other forms of socialist totalitarian worldviews, it is a religion as well. Man-made global warming is an earth-worshiping religion. The essential feature of any religion is that its pronouncements are to be accepted on faith, as opposed to hard evidence. And as with most religions, it is susceptible to the earthly temptations of money, power, politics, arrogance, and deceit. Global warmists have an unshakable faith that man-made carbon emissions will produce a hotter climate, causing natural disasters. Their insistence that we can be absolutely certain that this will come to pass is based not on science, but on faith.
And, like in all totalitarian religions, heretics must be punished.
Writing for Forbes Magazine, climate change alarmist Steve Zwick calls for skeptics of man-made global warming to be tracked, hunted down and have their homes burned to the ground, yet another shocking illustration of how eco-fascism is rife within the environmentalist lobby.
Absolutely chilling, aren't they?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Obama panders to leftists and blows it

Barack Obama, President of the United States. In a prepared speech. reading from a teleprompter. And he confuses a group of windswept islands in the South Atlantic with a group of 26 atolls off of India.
President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name.
Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls that lie off the South coast of India.
So he throws Great Britain under the bus by referring to a British protectorate by the Argentine name, and is still too ignorant to get the Argentine name correct. He managed, in one sentence, to insult both the Brits (who control the islands) and the Argentines (who covet them). And this is "smart diplomacy?"

Update: John Hinderacker at the always excellent Powerline picks up the same line of thought:
So with one word, Obama both offended the British and made himself a laughingstock with the Latin Americans.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Navy F/A-18 Hornet crash

A Navy jet has crashed into an apartment in Virginia Beach. The pilots are okay, so far no reports of any fatalities on the ground. Follow the local coverage at the Virginian-Pilot, linked in the sidebar.

Via Ann Althouse comes a link to this obituary for Jim Marshall, who died recently. Marshall created the famous amplifiers we see stacked high and wide at rock concerts, and it seems things aren't always what they seem:
"Hendrix used three 100-watt amps and three stacks," their inventor Jim Marshall once said. "KISS go a lot further, but most of the cabinets and amps you see on stage are dummies. We once built 80 dummy cabinets for Bon Jovi. They all do it — it's just backdrop.
That prompted me to do a little rooting around, and I came up with these pictures demonstrating just such an arrangement: