The Rigors Of A Day In The Life Of A Liberal

27 05 2009

This yesterday morning, America woke up to an inspiring press conference with Obama, his teleprompter, and the likely next Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor.

Most liberals were thrilled when they saw her name.  Not because they necessarily knew her, but because they were totally pumped when they deduced that she must be a female and an ethnic one. They were even more psyched when they found out she wasn’t some Uncle Tom when the blogs reported that she had said:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

That type of prejudice and stereotyping is right in the deranged liberal wheelhouse, but unfortunately it’s unconstitutional and it reeks of judicial activism.  Of course this fits directly into Obama’s own radical viewpoint and was easily predicted if only you paid attention to what he’s said:

We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom…The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old.  And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”

You’d think a brilliant Constitutional lawyer lecturer would know better, wouldn’t you?

Me too, but maintaining congruent arguments is always a challenge for liberals and by lunch time on this awesome day, they had to completely flip their script when Prop 8 was upheld in California and same-sex marriage remained banned, in part because of differences between genders.

Instantly, they had to switch from admitting (if not boasting) that the genders are not the same, to insisting that they indeed are, and that anyone who disagrees is a hater and a homophobe.

Such is the difficulty of day to day life when suffering from a mental disorder.

MORE:

Hotair.com with a video of Sotomayor relishing her judicial activism.

Hotair.com with some of her rulings and an interesting factoid that the GOP moved to block her in 1998.

Newsbusters has Chris Matthews making a fool of himself.

Newsbusters explores how the big, corporate media portrayed conservative and liberal judges and nominees. HERE and HERE.

Malkin’s coverage.

Thomas Sowell on judicial “empathy:

People who are speculating about whether the next nominee will be a woman, a Hispanic or whatever, are missing the point.  That we are discussing the next Supreme Court justice in terms of group “representation” is a sign of how far we have already strayed from the purpose of law and the weighty responsibility of appointing someone to sit for life on the highest court in the land.

Would you want to go into court to appear before a judge with “empathy” for groups A, B and C, if you were a member of groups X, Y or Z? Nothing could be further from the rule of law. That would be bad news, even in a traffic court, much less in a court that has the last word on your rights under the Constitution of the United States.

Appoint enough Supreme Court justices with “empathy” for particular groups and you would have, for all practical purposes, repealed the 14th Amendment, which guarantees “equal protection of the laws” for all America.

We would have entered a strange new world, where everybody is equal but some are more equal than others. The very idea of the rule of law would become meaningless when it is replaced by the empathies of judges

Barack Obama solves this contradiction, as he solves so many other problems, with rhetoric. If you believe in the rule of law, he will say the words “rule of law.” And if you are willing to buy it, he will keep on selling it.

Those people who just accept soothing words from politicians they like are gambling with the future of a nation. If you were German, would you be in favor of a law “to relieve the distress of the German people and nation”? That was the law that gave Hitler dictatorial power.

UPDATE: Was Justice Benjamin Cardozo, the first “hispanic” on the SCOTUS?

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Goatbusters

26 05 2009

UK’s Telegraph has a story about unintended consequences:

After the eight turbines were installed in the notoriously windy Penghu archipelago in the Taiwan Strait, a neighbouring farmer reported that his goats had started dying, Council of Agriculture inspection official Lu Ming-tseng said.

If the dead goats were drenched in petroleum or radiated by a nuke plant, you’d surely hear about it.  So click the link to see how liberalism is killing cute kids like this.

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Memorial Day 2009

25 05 2009

memorial2I started to write something about America’s fallen heroes and their families, but Great Satan’s Girlfriend had James Robbins as a guest writer today, and he provided the words that I struggled to find, amid my sorrowful appreciation for those far braver than me:

Few Americans are touched personally by the ongoing conflicts overseas.

They enjoy freedoms hard won and preserved by people they have, for the most part, never met; they are as unaware of the deaths of these people as they were of their lives.

For every name there is a story of dreams, of duty, of a life cut short.

Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler J. Trahan, 22, of East Freetown, Mass.; and Staff Sgt. Esau I. De la Pena-Hernandez, 25, of La Puente, Calif., all gave their lives within the past few weeks to preserve our freedoms.

A society as blessed as ours – its people safe even while at war, prosperous even amidst economic crisis – needs to be reminded that such blessings come at a cost. Memorial Day is a time to remember, but it is more than that

Good men and women go off to war on our behalf, and some do not return.

On Memorial Day, we observe more than the fact that people died, but also how their deaths came to pass, and in what cause. We commemorate not just their sacrifice, but the context that gives meaning to both the fate they suffered and the lives they led.

We recognize the commitment to selfless service that brought them to a fateful day in an out-of-the-way place they had never heard of before they died there

Memorial Day is not simply about remembering our fallen; it is a day when we should fully and properly express our gratitude.

America owes them everything.

Instapundit has a link which provides some history behind Memorial Day





Pay Your Credit Cards On Time?

19 05 2009

Good.

Now you can help other people pay their credit card bills too.

From Hotair.com via The NYT:

Now Congress is moving to limit the penalties on riskier borrowers, who have become a prime source of billions of dollars in fee revenue for the industry. And to make up for lost income, the card companies are going after those people with sterling credit.

Banks are expected to look at reviving annual fees, curtailing cash-back and other rewards programs and charging interest immediately on a purchase instead of allowing a grace period of weeks, according to bank officials and trade groups.

“It will be a different business,” said Edward L. Yingling, the chief executive of the American Bankers Association, which has been lobbying Congress for more lenient legislation on behalf of the nation’s biggest banks. “Those that manage their credit well will in some degree subsidize those that have credit problems.”

America.  Where a shrinking upper class pays for your car, mortgage, credit cards and coming soon, health care!





Suddenly, Same-Sex Marriage Issue Hits Home.

14 05 2009

The Daily Beast has a touching story that’s sure to open some eyes:

Less than 18 months ago, Sasha Lessin and Janet Kira Lessin gathered before their friends near their home in Maui, and proclaimed their love for one another. Nothing unusual about that—Sasha, 68, and Janet, 55—were legally married in 2000. Rather, this public commitment ceremony was designed to also bind them to Shivaya, their new 60-something “husband.” Says Sasha: “I want to walk down the street hand in hand in hand in hand and live together openly and proclaim our relationship. But also to have all those survivor and visitation rights and tax breaks and everything like that.”The Lessins’ advocacy group, the Maui-based World Polyamory Association, is pushing for the next frontier of less-traditional codified relationships. This community has even come up with a name for what the rest of the world generally would call a committed threesome: the “triad.” Unlike open marriages and the swinger days of the 1960s and 1970s, these unions are not about sex with multiple outside partners. Nor are they relationships where one person is involved with two others, who are not involved with each other, a la actress Tilda Swinton. That’s closer to bigamy. Instead, triads—”triangular triads,” to use precise polyamorous jargon—demand that all three parties have full relationships, including sexual, with each other.

Look, this is an interesting point that really brings the controversial issue of same-sex marriage right into my home, because I’ve always wanted to walk down the aisle with two women who love each other.  And quite honestly, it’s pretty obvious that I was born this way.

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Dem’s Latest Ploy In War On Poverty: Cars For Sots?

11 05 2009

Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com follows a Boston Globe item about welfare in Massachusetts:

And here I always thought “Welfare Cadillac” was just a stupid novelty song from 1970.

Now it turns out Guy Drake’s tune is another state entitlement here in Massachusetts, compliments of the Department of Transitional Assistance, formerly known as welfare.

In Gov. Deval Patrick’s Massachusetts, if you’re on the dole, you may be eligible to get a free car. So much for the budget Armageddon they keep talking about at the State House. …

Nice enough that the layabouts get a free car – plus the state picks up the tab for insurance, excise tax, title, registration, inspection, and approved repairs. The absolute frosting on the cake is a free AAA membership.

Whoa.

Let’s investigate the “rising tide” of trickle-up possibilities.

  • Rich people will provide funding invest in a new wave of government workers, who will be needed to allocate cars to welfare recipients.
  • Newly mobilized welfare recipients will get hired by business owners (who paid for their cars).
  • Other workers will be hired because the supply of cars will increase.
  • Rinse and repeat!

Boom!

Unemployment dead!

Recession dead!

I can see it now…The 2010 GM Stimula, now with a convenient but durable sleeper for those homeless nights!

minicar and home

UPDATE: Leaked document says GM to sell Chinese-built cars in America.





Two Beauty Queens: Worlds Apart Yet United By Traditional Values.

8 05 2009

Could it be another sign that the so-called, “clash of civilizations has been greatly exaggerated?”

Prepare yourself for some warm-fuzzies as Blog of Hilarity introduces us to Sukaina al-Zayer, an unlikely beauty queen hopeful in Saudi Arabia’s only beauty pageant.

Saudi Miss Beautiful Morals

Here’s the scoop:

At Saudi Arabia’s only beauty pageant, the judges don’t care about a perfect figure or face. What they’re looking for in the quest for “Miss Beautiful Morals” is the contestant who shows the most devotion and respect for her parents.

*aka, “least likely to be honor killed.”

“The idea of the pageant is to measure the contestants’ commitment to Islamic morals… It’s an alternative to the calls for decadence in the other beauty contests that only take into account a woman’s body and looks,” said pageant founder Khadra al-Mubarak.

“The winner won’t necessarily be pretty,” she added. “We care about the beauty of the soul and the morals.”

There are few beauty pageants in the largely conservative Arab world. The most dazzling is in Lebanon, the region’s most liberal country, where contestants appear on TV in one-piece swimsuits and glamorous evening gowns and answer questions that test their confidence and general knowledge.

See! Conservatism is like totally obsolete!

There are no such displays in ultra-strict Saudi Arabia, where until Miss Beautiful Morals was inaugurated last year, the only pageants were for goats, sheep, camels and other animals, aimed at encouraging livestock breeding.

Of course regular readers know all about that.

Back here in America, Sukaina al-Zayer’s conservative Christian counterpart is being slandered for opposing same-sex marriage and not having the courage of her convictions to at least wear a burqa/Darth Vader mask.  The hypocrite even got breast implants!

I mean the nerve of that “stupid bitch/c*n^”

This must be a “before” picture.

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Here’s some links about this crucial issue facing America and Prejean’s awful homophobic hypocrisy which has been dug up by the radical liberal homosexual lobby with the intent to destroy Ms. Prejean:

Carrie Prejean’s parent’s divorce was messy and included allegations of homosexuality.

Carrie Prejean’s racy photos released.

Prejean’s family used homosexuality as an insult.

Related: Iowahawk, “Gay marriage opponent’s topless photos leaked.”  Hint; It’s Obama, who shares his views on same-sex marriage with Bush and Prejean.

UPDATE: More artistic pics of Prejean have arrived thanks to radical smear-merchants!  And, I do mean, THANKS!

UPDATE: MSNBC is still defaming her.