Friday, April 27, 2007

La Shawn Barber, "Speak no Truth", go read...

Over the years, truth telling has become something "polite" people don't do in public. By way of example, Klavan begins:

The thing I like best about being a conservative is that I don't have to lie. I don't have to pretend that men and women are the same. I don't have to declare that failed or oppressive cultures are as good as mine. I don't have to say that everyone's special or that the rich cause poverty or that all religions are a path to God. I don't have to claim that a bad writer like Alice Walker is a good one or that a good writer like Toni Morrison is a great one. I don't have to pretend that Islam means peace.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Where have all the fact checkers gone?

The following was "swiped" from OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today - April 26, 2007. The heading is "Big Lie" and includes current references by Reuters, MSNBC and the New York Times to the "lie" that Iraq tried to get Uranium from Niger.

As has been pointed out, discussed and documented on this blog and elsewhere like here, President Bush did not lie. A lie is more like "I did not have sex with that woman". In the case of President Bush, there was more than enough "creditable" evidence to support his statements. Unlike in the case of former President Clinton where the "dress" was more than enough "creditable" evidence to prove just the opposite.

How long exactly is it going to take the MSM to get off of their lie and report the truth? Do any of them have any fact checkers on staff anymore or are they all so blinded by partisan politics that they no longer recognize facts?

More unbiased(?) news

Yep, that sounds about right, most in the press seem to think "let us ban together to change the world for the better since the common man just does not know what is good for them". They have long since given up on reporting "just the facts". Now even the simplest, most straight forward (usually incomplete) "story" includes commentary and bias.

The Bearable Lightness of Being

Stephen Hawking will be going zero-G!


A sociopath, a gun control advocate and a citizen...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More stupidity from the network nightly news

ABC did another story on the “wage gap” tonight. I know, I don’t watch the news but my wife does and I did not have much choice but to sit through it tonight. The stupid report of the night was that some organization is now reporting the women continue to make less than men because of discrimination. The report “said” that but of coarse it did not offer any proof. Instead the report stated that having a child costs a woman about 7% in salary, per child. The report also claimed that part of the reason that women right out of collage do not earn as much money as men in the same situation is due to women not negotiating whereas men often do.

I do not understand how either of these items are based on discrimination nor do I understand how, if a company really can hire a woman for 8% of what they have to pay a man for the same work, why any businesses would hire men at all? A company could immediately cut 8 or more percent from their payroll, reducing their operating expenses and be able to reduce their prices and increasing their market share. If this were true, you would see businesses doing it. Even women owned businesses are not primarily to fully women staffed. Why, if everything else is equal but the pay is less for women? It just does not make any sense to say women make less due to discrimination.

I guess it is my own fault, expecting the nightly news to bother trying to make sense.

Watch out Superman!

Kryptonite discovered in mine.

Monday, April 23, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth...or Convenient Fiction

An Inconvenient Truth...or Convenient Fiction: Sorting Out Sense from Nonsense on Global Warming

Give it a look. It runs about an hour and twenty minutes long but is worth the watch. The Q&A portion starts after the first 55 minutes. Some key points are 16 minutes in and again at 53 1/2 minutes in.

The weirdest thing I have seen today...

You would have to admit, that is pretty weird...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Whittle is Wild!

He hits it out of the park again! Bill Whittle, bringing sanity to an insane world.

Penn & Teller Expose the Fallacy of Gun Control

Try to watch the whole thing but if you are short on time, a good segment occurs 19 minutes into this video and runs for almost 2 minutes.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

U.N. goes out of way to prove own irrelevance

This body politic seams to be on a quest to see just how irrelevant and ineffectual it can be before it implodes. Even looking at just recent history with the food for oil scandal, the peace keepers sex scandal and now this. Why the US still supports this organization is quite the puzzler.

How much of an adult are you?

What was your score?

All politicians should be made to take this test and score at least 85% (if not 100%) across the board before taking office...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

This is kind of cool...

British flying saucer snapped up by U.S. Army.

Monday, April 9, 2007

HEH, Welcome to Mexico!

The truth is out there!

Cadbury Creme Eggs; Or are you really just bigger?

ABC News Wants Your Self-Defense Story

One hopes that this is on the up-and-up but knowing ABC and their track record for "fair and balanced" coverage I can not help but suspect of their motives and think that this is a setup for a hatchet job on gun owners.

Well, Google is just about into everything now...

Google Launches Free 411 Service

Friday, April 6, 2007

HEH, he said "Dem Cong"

Which raises an important question. If it’s wrong for the president to fire political appointees over their politics, doesn’t that make it wrong for senators to oppose political appointees over theirs?