Contrary

Good news?

The state is generating an almost constant stream of alarming news. “Essential” services from libraries to police hours to public school teaching staffs are being drastically cut. Cities are going bankrupt. This year’s state budget—which currently boasts a $19 billion shortfall—has been delayed for nearly two months, with no agreement in sight between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers. Employees are being furloughed. The state will soon have to start issuing IOUs to cover its obligations. Sacramento announced Monday it would be unable to pay nearly $3 billion in school and county subsidies. Books with titles like Plunder and California Crackup detail how massive financial obligations have rendered the state essentially ungovernable.

In short, California can’t buy decent press these days. (And even if it could it wouldn’t have any money to do so.)

So why is this good news?

More here

August 31, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dr. Alveda King

The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King explains why she’s speaking at the Glenn Back rally in Washington, D.C.

“I am attending this rally to help reclaim America. I’m joining Glenn to talk about faith, hope, charity, honor. Those are things that America needs to reclaim. Our children need to remember to love each other how to honor each other, their parents, God and their neighbors. I agree with Glenn on all of those principles. So that’s why I’m here. For me it’s principles over politics.”

King, who served as a Democrat in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1979 to 1981, was a keynote speaker at today’s non-partisan rally, which also featured speeches from Beck and Sarah Palin.

Throughout her career King has courted controversy as an advocate for the pro-life movement. After having two abortions herself, King began speaking publicly, often at college campuses, about abortion issues. In 1996 she publicly condemned her aunt Coretta Scott King’s support of abortion rights.

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Survey

According to a national survey of marriage and family life in 2000…

“…among married mothers with children in the home under 18, only 18 percent of married mothers would prefer to work full-time; by contrast, 46 percent would prefer to work part-time, and 36 percent would prefer to stay at home. Clearly, the most popular option for married mothers is part-time work, whereas only about one-fifth of these mothers would prefer to work full time.”

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Racism

I came across this definition the other day…

“A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.”

It’s only common sense that different cultures achieve different results. How many of you would want to live in Northern Australia with aborigines? Anybody contemplating emigrating to Zambia? It is not racism, it’s simply a recognition that certain cultures are clearly superior to others. But political correctness calls it racism.

As to the right to rule over others…well, how many of us wish to rule over aborigines or Zambians?

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Quotes

Two quotes I ran across this morning after the Mainstream Media downplayed the Beck rally this weekend by portraying the members as “predominantly white”…

“If Sharpton was white he’d be in the KKK.”

“Sharpton’s marchers at the Beck anti-rally were predominantly black.”

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Online dating

Men get more responses from women if they don’t smile in their profile pictures, and women find most men below average in attractiveness — but write to them anyway.

Researchers have found, for example, that a man needs to make several extra tens of thousands of dollars to compensate for being an inch shorter, and that race matters more than people admit…

— OKCupid, dating website

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Humor

Democrats seem to lack a sense of humor. What they call humor is actually personal attacks. They demonize anyone and anything they don’t agree with.

Sarah Palin said “I can see Russia from my front porch” and the Leftists went into full demonizing mode. She was immediately branded as an ignorant slut.

But every single conservative in America immediately knew what she really meant.

Out here in the woods where I live I can see Washington, D.C. from my back porch.

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Perspective

More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined.

Islamic terrorists murder more people every day than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 50 years.

Islamists killed more Buddhists in Thailand since 9/11 than the KKK killed in the 100 years from 1865 to 1965.

More civilians were killed by Muslim extremists in two hours on September 11th than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland.

The 19 Muslim hijackers killed more innocents in two hours on September 11th than the number of American criminals executed in the last 65 years.

Source

August 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Glenn Beck rally

Supporters estimate the crowd at over 500,000.

Park Service estimate 300,000 – 325,000.

CNN estimate 100,000.

CSpan estimate 100,000.

Race hustler Sharpton’s anti-rally yields 2,000 to 3,000.

Source

August 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Country living

Out here in the woods it is refreshing to see how the young people treat older people. Out here an older person is always spoken to with respect. I hear a lot of “Yes, sir” and “Yes, ma’am” when I am out and about doing my errands.

It’s sure different from the big city. In Houston, Dallas, or Austin you’re looked upon as a minor nuisance. Young people hold the door open for you out here and wish you Good Morning, Sir as you make your way into a store.

And older people aren’t referred to as being old. A person is “getting up there in years.”

A lot of younger people out here in the woods have older relatives living with them. They don’t pack them off to rest homes.

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