All Hail the Socialist Left

January 23, 2008

Venezuelan troops seize food

Venezuela’s top food company has accused troops of illegally seizing more than 500 tonnes of food from its trucks as part of President Hugo Chavez’s campaign to stem shortages.

Yep, sure beats letting the market system work.

The leftist Chavez this week created a state food distributor and loosened some price controls, seeking to end months of shortages for staples like milk and eggs that have caused long lines and upset his supporters in the OPEC nation.

Long lines for food? What’s that called? PROGRESS! That’s what the left likes, right?

The highly publicised campaign has also included government crackdowns on accused smuggling, with the military seizing 1,600 tonnes of food and sending 1,200 troops to the border with Colombia.

You know, if you have to get the military involved in the food chain then something is seriously wrong. And if people are smuggling food, then something is even more wrong. But then again, you can’t have progress without a few minor bumps in the road.

Business leaders say shortages of these products are caused by strict price controls, which have lagged inflation that is Latin America’s highest.

Price controls? High inflation? Must be those side effects of ‘progress’. Ignore them, they aren’t as important as the ‘progress’ that is being made. Whatever that is.

He announced an increase of more than 30% in the retail price of milk in an effort to ease shortages that have created headaches for consumers of all social classes.

All social classes? Even the poor? Isn’t that the group Chavez said he was trying to help. Funny how that works, eh?

“Anyone who is distributing food … and is speculating, we must intervene and we must expropriate (the business) and put it in the hands of the state and the communities,” Chavez said during the inauguration of a new state-run market in Caracas.

Hmm, if you ask me, I’d say that there isn’t much freedom here. I’m soooo confused. Isn’t it the left that screams freedom? I guess it’s A-Ok to take someones business, but don’t dare listen in on a phone conversation! That would be wrong!!!

Is it my imagination, or don’t the Venezuelans love their country? Remember, the left teaches us that it is patriotic to protest. I hear nothing of protests. I bet all those celebrities are proud of supporting this freedom loving dictator. I’m sure they’d love to have high inflation, price controls, scarce commodities, the military patrolling the borders and confiscating food. Yes sirree Bob, these great things are all yours, just remember to vote for the socialists come election time!!

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News from the left side

January 20, 2008

Bill Clinton says he witnessed voter suppression

There is this whole business of the new politics. Well I got a taste of the new politics today. We need a new politics where we all love each other. You’ve heard all that. There’s a radio ad up in the northern part of Nevada telling Republicans that they ought to just register as Democrats for a day so they can beat Hillary and go out and be Republicans next week and vote in the primary. Doesn’t sound like the new politics to me.

So Big Bill complains that Republicans will be crossing party lines just to destroy his wifes’ chances. Well, where was he when Daily Kos did this?

Michigan Democrats should vote for Mitt Romney, because if Mitt wins, Democrats win.

And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.

Don’t you just love the left? Complain if the right does something but they can do it. Hypocrisy doesn’t get any better than this.

There was a representative of the organization following along behind us going up to everybody who said that, saying ‘if you’re not gonna vote for our guy were gonna give you a schedule tomorrow so you can’t be there.’ So, is this the new politics? I haven’t seen anything like that in America in 35 years.

Funny thing about that ‘voter suppression’, Hillary still won the popular vote. But Obama gets more delegates. My guess is that the Clintons would have raised hell if she didn’t do well in the state. You’d be getting the ‘I told you so’ line. Is this called pre-emptive recounting?

Speaking of Kos and ‘trashing each other’- Women turn on ‘traitor’ Oprah Winfrey for backing Barack Obama

AMERICA’S favourite television presenter is paying a painful price for her intervention in the US presidential campaign last month. Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed a “traitor” by some of her female fans for supporting Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton.

Winfrey’s website, Oprah.com, has been flooded with a barrage of abuse since the queen of daytime chat shows joined Obama on a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in mid-December.

Others have accused Winfrey of racism for siding with Obama when such a well qualified woman as Clinton was running.

I get this feeling she’d be abused no matter whom she supported. The left seems divided into three categories- Black, Female, and old school elite white guy. Edwards doesn’t stand a chance with those new categories. People want change. Even if change means they get screwed.

At the top of Drudge Report: OBAMA RIPS INTO BILL CLINTON MONDAY DURING ABC INTERVIEW WITH 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' HOST ROBIN ROBERTS... SAYS HE FEELS LIKE HE RUNNING AGAINST BOTH CLINTONS... Bill 'has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling. He continues to make statements that are not supported by the facts. Whether it's about my record of opposition to the war in Iraq or our approach to organizing in Las Vegas. This has become a habit and one of the things that we're gonnna have to do is to directly confront Bill Clinton when he's making statements that are not factually accurate'

He has a point. I’ve complained about Edwards’ wife making more public statements than John. She was upstaging him. And now you have Obama complaining about the same with Hillary. I’ve only seen Obama’s wife a few times. But still, I’ve seen the spouses from the left far more than I’ve seen from the right. Why is that? I don’t watch enough tv? Selective perception? Or that the left is pulling out all the stops in the race to win the White House? Do they feel that they can’t win by themselves and need help from their spouses?

And one last link: Leading Democrats To Bill Clinton: Pipe Down

Prominent Democrats are upset with the aggressive role that Bill Clinton is playing in the 2008 campaign, a role they believe is inappropriate for a former president and the titular head of the Democratic Party. In recent weeks, Sen. Edward Kennedy and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, both currently neutral in the Democratic contest, have told their old friend heatedly on the phone that he needs to change his tone and stop attacking Sen. Barack Obama, according to two sources familiar with the conversations who asked for anonymity because of their sensitive nature. Clinton, Kennedy and Emanuel all declined to comment.

Maybe Kos needs to tell the left to stop trashing each other too?


Who is your hero?

January 19, 2008

Harry Potter is ‘the wrong kind of hero’ according to the Vatican

Excuse me?

The Vatican condmened JK Rowling’s Harry Potter today describing the teen wizard as “the wrong kind of hero.” In a lengthy article in the Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, headlined: “The double face of Harry Potter” it said it was wrong to compare Rowling’s books with the other childrens greats such as Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia.

The attack comes after the Potter series was also slammed by Pope Benedict XVI who said the seven books contained “subtle seductions” that undermined children’s religious development by blurring the line between good and evil.

“Despite several positive values that can be found in the story, at the foundations of this tale is the proposal that of witchcraft as positive, the violent manipulation of things and people thanks to the knowledge of the occult, an advantage of a select few: the ends justify the means because the knowledgeable, the chosen ones, the intellectuals know how to control the dark powers and turn them into good.

“This a grave and deep lie, because it is the old Gnostic temptation of confusing salvation and truth with a secret knowledge.”

L’Osservatore did admit that Potter was “rich in Christian values, he is an industrious and scientific magician.

They talk like she was supposed to be pushing for Christian values. Did you ever think that she could have been trying to push good values in a different way? Or maybe she just wanted to write a story that she thought people would like? She speaks a great deal about how people treat those that are different from them. Whether they be fellow humans or servants. I like that line about how you can get a good measure of someone’s character- it’s not by how they treat their equals, but by how they treat those that are under them. We can all learn from these messages, no?

So far I’ve never heard anyone leave their Church to become a witch. So I don’t know why they get their feathers all ruffled.


Sugar Land is Photoshopping

January 19, 2008

Congressional Candidate Appears Magically Skinnier in Doctored Campaign Photo

A mailer from a congressional candidate’s campaign contains a photo of his head attached to an image of a different body that makes him look thinner.

The photo is presented as a true image of Dean Hrbacek, a Republican former mayor of Sugar Land. In reality, it is a computerized composite of Hrbacek’s face and someone else’s slimmer figure, in suit and tie, from neck to knee.

Campaign manager Scott Broschart acknowledged to The Houston Chronicle that the image is a fake. Hrbacek has been so busy that he had no time to pose for a full-length photo for the mailing, Broschart said.

Right. Like I’m going to buy that lame excuse!

“He may appreciate that we took a few pounds off him,” Broschart said. “I think the voters … are more concerned with the issues as opposed to pretty photo shoots.”

Good comeback! We all know just how important the issues really are. We all have an incredible desire to know if a candidate prefers diamonds or pearls.

Wait a sec… was that Fox News or Faux News that did this story about a Republican? Hmm, must be showing their conservative bias again.


Is that it?

January 19, 2008

Golfweek Apologizes for Noose Cover, Replaces Editor

Golfweek apologized Friday for putting a noose on the cover of its magazine to illustrate the controversy over a Golf Channel anchor’s use of “lynch” in a comment about Tiger Woods.

The editor responsible for the cover was replaced.

“We were trying to convey the controversial issues with a strong and provocative graphic image. It is now obvious that the overall reaction to our cover deeply offended many people. For that, we are deeply apologetic.

Fired over showing a picture of a noose? Let’s all check the schoolbooks and make sure we don’t have any pictures of them in there too! There are a lot more offensive images that are printed in the local paper. Dead and mutilated bodies. Graphic descriptions of people killing each other too. And what about in the ‘entertainment’ industry? Check out this lovely song- Bitches Ain’t Shit. Does that offend you? No?

But she was hangin’ with a white bitch doin’ the shit she do”

Sounds pretty racist to me. I find it a lot more offensive than just a picture of a noose. So when are these double standards going to end? I don’t see the record label dropping Dr. Dre for his vile, racist and offensive lyrics. Why is it only white folks can be fired? The best answer I can come up with is what I saw many years ago in the manual for the game Civilization II:

(Selected text in describing fundamentalism) The diplomatic penalties for “terrorist acts”… committed by Diplomats and Spies is reduced, since the world comes to expect no better.

Is this the same case as black? The reason they can do as they please and not suffer the repercussions is because we just don’t expect any better of them? Then isn’t this just another way of saying they have lower standards/morals? For a group that demands equality but does not hold themselves up to the same standards (or better) than the ones they wish to be equal to is appalling. Is it really our fault that you are looked down upon (or so they say they are)?

Seems to me the solution is to actually hold those people in your group responsible for their actions and not just turning a blind eye to their wrongs.

If you want respect then you have to earn it. You can’t demand it, nor can you legislate it.


Call me Boomchain

January 17, 2008

Alaska Town Welcomes First Baby Ever Born in Community

The Prince of Wales community of Whale Pass is welcoming the first baby ever born in the small community, at least as far back as local people can remember.

The baby is named Boomchain Everett Loucks. He was born December 18th at 1:15 a.m.

Steve Loucks, the baby’s father, says the baby was born right on the couch in the living room.

Steve said he and his wife, Christy, were out trapping in Exchange Cove when his wife went into labor. The baby’s due date was a few days later.

He says by the time they get home, it was too late to go to Craig and the helicopters weren’t flying.

Christy says the birth went well. There was help from the local EMS squad, and two doctors at Ketchikan General Hospital supervised by phone.

The couple named the child Boomchain because Steve works in logging and likes boomchains. A boomchain is a heavy chain used to attach the ends of logs together to make a log boom, which helps in the building of log rafts.

Luckily for the kid his pop didn’t work in the Sanitation department.


Jumping the Gun?

January 15, 2008

From FoxNews:

Mitt takes Michigan

In case they change/remove the pic, it says “Mitt Takes Michigan”

So what’s the problem? At the bottom left it says “Precincts Reporting: 10%”

That’s it? Just 10% and you take the whole state? His lead is only 6% points over McCain.

I hope he loses so we can laugh about this. Note to MSM: Better headlines please!