Remember, We Should Always Negotiate Our Differences

Pakistani Taliban Say They Killed 28 Men From Peace Group – NYTimes.com

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The bodies of 28 members of a government-sponsored peace committee were found dumped on a road near the tribal area of South Waziristan on Wednesday, Pakistan officials said. The Pakistani Taliban said the men were killed because they supported the government, according to a Taliban statement made to a local journalist.

Obviously the problem here is not that negotiations failed. It’s that the wrong people were negotiating. They wouldn’t have dared to do this to an American peace group.

Because, you know, they would be Americans.

Seeing stories like this, I recall the days just after 9/11. There were “peace” groups that were proposing that instead of invading Afghanistan, which was the graveyard of armies, that we send an unarmed peace delegation to negotiate with the Taliban to convince them to hand over bin Laden. I actually heard one on the radio saying that if they all went together and marched arm-in-arm into al Qaeda’s camp that bin Laden might be impressed by their faith and give himself up.

That’s got to be some realllly gooood bud.

They don’t care that we’re Americans. They don’t care whether we recognize their grievances. They don’t care that we want to make peace. They want to kill us.

The Democrats have had this mindset for years. It goes clear back to FDR. They think that every man, or group, has a price. And if we would just steer some earmarks or aid their way, surely they would see that it would be to their advantage.

FDR thought that about Stalin, Kennedy thought that about Khrushchev, Johnson thought that about Ho Chi Minh and Clinton thought that about everyone. Harry Truman was a machine politician, but he wasn’t that dumb.

The great American philosopher, John Wayne, probably said it best, “Some people just need killing.”

I think that we should bring back the napalm. It has an efficacious affect when applied in liberal quantities.

Freaking Amazing.

No Babies? – Declining Population in Europe – NYTimes.com

The New York Times Magazine publishes a long article about declining birthrates in Europe and even mentions Mark Steyn’s “America Alone” without ever mentioning the birthrates among the Muslim immigrants.

It is just absolutely breathtaking in it’s refusal to look at the change in culture that is lurking just over the horizon. No doubt in ten or twenty years they will be running articles on the increasing strength of Muslims in Europe and wonder how all that happened.

“Loose Change” That We Can Believe In

pa.barackobama.com | Susan C. Moyer’s Blog: Impeaching President Bush

However, after watching “911 Mysteries” I can only say it is worse than I imagined. The movie, while not coming right out and saying it, basically leads one to conclude that President Bush was behind the attacks (which would mean he knowingly created the situation and authorized its enactment) and the horrible deaths of the people in the World Trade Center buildings. The movie gave convincing evidence, for me, that it was not in fact the impact of the planes that resulted in the collapse of the skyscrapers, but a well-planned demolition undertaken supposedly because they were losing money. The man who had purchased them 6 weeks before 9/11 bought double insurance on them and made sure they were insured against “terrorist attacks”. And there was testimony by many about how the buildings were constructed to withstand the impact of planes the size of those that flew into them, and that the way the buildings fell was consistent with demolition explosives.

Now THAT sickens me. Whereas I was lukewarm about impeachment before, I am in favor of it now. I can’t believe our own government would go so far as to engineer such a feat, collaborate with bin Laden to make it happen, and that bin Laden agreed to be the scapegoat — and give Bush the justification for war against his people.

The question we have to ask, is if Obama will be skilled enough to bring off this kind of wide-spread conspiracy without being detected? Since Bush is recognized as being incompetent, if Obama is not able to measure up in the conspiracy area, what will it say about his fitness for office?

Frank J. Has Obtained Justice Scalia’s First Draft Of The Heller Decision

Frank J. must have a mole in the Supreme Court. Or someone who empties the trash. He has obtained the first draft of Justice Scalia’s majority decision in “Heller.”

Heller Decision

The Second Amendment provides: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The two sides in this case have set out very different interpretations of the Amendment. Petitioners and today’s dissenting Justices believe that it protects only the right to possess and carry a firearm in connection with militia service. See Brief for Petitioners 11–12; post, at 1 (STEVENS, J., FLAMING HOMO, dissenting). Respondent argues that it protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. See Brief for Respondent 2–4.

Having basic reading comprehension and not having our heads shoved up our asses, we agree with the latter. Furthermore, we have determined that anyone who agrees with the D.C. law is a little preening little nancy and should be beaten or shot for being a pinko. See Findings on the Tiny Penises of Gun Haters. More specifically, everyone in D.C. should immediately be given a gun, and anyone who protests should be shot in the groin, shot in the face, and then shot in the groin once more for good measure. Then their houses should be burned down. We’ll make a weekend of it. I’ll bring beer. See video from last year’s Supreme Kegger.

Legislators With Magic Wands

Oregon lawmakers working to bring down price of gas – OregonLive.com

As the numbers rise, so does the public’s anxiety, which is why members of Congress will be working extra hard at home next week to convince constituents of two things: First, your member of Congress is doing everything humanly possible to drive down the cost of fuel. Second, if you’re feeling pain, your anger should be directed at the other party and at financial speculators.

The strategy has been simmering for weeks, but it came into full view Thursday with energy-related events all day across the Capitol as members scrambled to finish for the Independence Day break. The House brought three bills to the floor, passing two of them. Oregon representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and David Wu all said the action was a prelude to more serious efforts planned when Congress returns.

The war in Iraq is important, as is the economy and the environment and taxes. But nothing has captured the interest of lawmakers more than the price of gas. If you’re not careful next week, you may collide with a politician promising to help hard-pressed consumers cope with high energy prices.

Sen. Ron Wyden is holding an “Energy Independence Tour,” including a forum in Portland on Tuesday.

DeFazio has written an open letter to constituents, talking about the need to reign in speculators and force oil companies to drill more on leases they already have.

On Monday, Blumenauer will have a news conference “to announce his proposal for immediately reducing the impact of rising gas prices.”

He also says it will take time.

I think the legislators, all of them, are being more than a bit disingenuous.

Outlawing speculation? How is Hillary going to retire her campaign debt without the cattle futures market?

If they outlaw the futures market here in the U.S., what is to prevent it from reopening in Japan, Europe or even Mexico? If the market moves off-shore I would think that a lot of money would move with it. Would that be a boost for our economy? I doubt it.

Is Defazio going to waive the environmental regulations to allow the oil companies to drill faster? Or is he going to force them to drill when they don’t know if there is actually any oil? The oil companies are making a good profit now. Why would they submit to rulings that will increase their costs without any reasonable expectation that it would increase their profit? How will forcing the oil companies to drill on these leases lead to increased supply?

If I were in their shoes I’d just release the leases and go look elsewhere. Of course, that would do nothing to increase oil production in the U.S. but that’s not their problem.

Blumenauer is going “to announce his proposal for immediately reducing the impact of rising gas prices.” But then goes on to say that “it will take time.”

Well then, I guess the impact won’t be reduced immediately. Will it?

Another of his proposals is to seek ‘alternative’ fuel. Gosh, I’ll bet no one else thought of that one. What does he think has been going on for years? And what is the incentive for doing it? If it works, the Congress might decide that the inventor would make too much of a profit and seize his idea. That’s a real possibility with the current authoritarian Democrat majority.

It doesn’t inspire me. How about you?

Just what makes these guys think that they know enough about the worldwide oil market, or any other market, that they can micromanage it?

And, if their “solutions’ end up, as I think they will, either increasing the price or, more likely, causing shortages, will they stand up and admit that it was due to their efforts to “do something?”

“It’s The Gummit’s Fault I’m Stupid”

Gator Attack Victim Blames Fish & Wildlife – Orlando News Story – WKMG Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida teen whose arm was ripped from his body by an 11-foot alligator is blaming the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for not properly controlling the alligator population.”It’s a problem that needs to be dealt with,” victim Kasey Edwards said. “The alligators — the population needs to be brought down.”

Edwards said he knew the canal was infested with alligators before taking a 2 a.m. swim at Nubbin Slough, a canal near Lake Okeechobee on Sunday.

“They said they pulled out over a dozen 12-foot alligators and they spotted 150 in that area,” Edwards said.

But you went swimming anyway?

The story doesn’t go into what substances Kasey might have been partaking in at 2AM when he decided to take a dip. But I feel confident in thinking that young Kasey’s bloodstream had more than just blood at that particular time.

It has to be really embarrassing for his parents. Not only did they raise a kid that thought it was a good idea to go swimming in alligator infested waters, but he is on TV telling people about it. It says that they found his arm inside an alligator. I hope they gave it to his dad to beat him with.

“Scientists” Have Become As Much Whores As Journalists

Yellow Science – WSJ.com

Scientists, like journalists, are called upon to plumb the depths of the unknown and to fairly and objectively report their findings to their own professional community as well as the general public. Scientists, like the journalists of yesteryear, have specific methods for ensuring that the public trust placed in them is not abused. The most fundamental of these methods is the well-known, if not so creatively named, scientific method. The essence of the scientific method is the formulation of hypotheses ideas and the using of these hypotheses to make predictions that can be experimentally tested. In the words of Sir Thomas Eddington in “The Philosophy of Physical Science,” “Every item of physical knowledge must therefore be an assertion of what has been or would be the result of carrying out a specified observational procedure.”

Nevertheless, over the past several decades an increasing number of scientists have shed the restraints imposed by the scientific method and begun to proclaim the truth of man-made global warming. This is a hypothesis that remains untested, makes no predictions that can be tested in the near future, and cannot offer a numerical explanation for the limited evidence to which it clings. No equations have been shown to explain the relationship between fossil-fuel emission and global temperature. The only predictions that have been made are apocalyptic, so the hypothesis has to be accepted before it can be tested.

It has become axiomatic that any scientist that takes funding, even third hand, from ‘industry’ has been corrupted. Unless his findings do not support the ‘industry’ position.

Most of the scientists that support global warming do not take grants to study whether global warming exists or the causes of it. That might throw doubt on its existence. Most global warming scientists instead get funding to study the effects of global warming. They’re ceding that global warming exists and, in most cases, that CO2 produced by human activities is responsible for it.

There is no work that establishes the causation, at best in only shows coincidence. There used to be a scientific principle that ‘coincidence is not causation’ but that particular standard is now ‘inoperative.’

So who can we believe? Well, my money would not be on the ‘scientists’ or doomsayers. It says something to me when the people urging drastic changes in lifestyle to combat this serious problem seem to be in no hurry to take those steps themselves.

As someone else said, I’ll start taking this stuff seriously when the proponents start acting like they take it seriously.