Raging Right Wing Republican

For those of us who are politically informed, and therefore Republican.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Antiquity

The past is a ghost that haunts you from the moment it exists until the moment you don't. We often bury our pasts, and then someone comes along and digs them up.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Rudy stomps 9/11 loons

I love how she's shaking his hand for like five minutes while bumbling out her question, and how Rudy just grins through the whole thing. I wonder if conservatives will support him after all; Nixon was backed by conservatives not because he was one of their own, but because he reveled in taking the fight to the Left. Perhaps Rudy will win on the same platform. I know the more I see him shine alongside some left-wing nutbag the harder it is to make out the areas we disagree.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

War funding bill passes

Hilarity ensues.

Life imitates art

Snakes on a plane: "Customs officers at Cairo's airport have detained a man bound for Saudi Arabia who was trying to smuggle 700 live snakes on a plane, airport authorities said."


God, that movie sucked.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mac Taxes Video Parody

Al Qaeda torture manual declassified

I'm sure liberals can't wait to blame Abu Ghraib for inciting al Qaeda to electrocute people, but for real.

Waterboarding is unpleasant—just ask our soldiers, who have it done to them during training. Only somebody morally obtuse could be unable to tell the difference between being smeared with fake menstrual blood and being kept awake, and having a hole drilled through your hand.

But yeah—we're the ones torturing people.

John Edwards on gays: not comfortable around "those people"

Which is a surprise, I guess:
In his new memoir, "No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner," Shrum recalls asking Edwards at the outset of that campaign, "What is your position, Mr. Edwards, on gay rights?"

"I'm not comfortable around those people," Edwards replied, according to Shrum.
Those people. THOSE PEOPLE!!!

So, Ann Coulter calls John Edwards a faggot but is comfortable around gays, and she gets beat up on by the press. John Edwards, who is mysteriously not a faggot, is not comfortable around "those people." Will he get beat up for this?

They'll probably portray it as proof of how "in touch" Edwards is with "the common man" in not really liking them queers.

School peddles drugs and sex

Where our money goes: "I'm going to encourage you to have sex, and I'm going to encourage you to use drugs appropriately," panelist Joel Becker, a Los Angeles clinical psychologist, told the students. "And why I am going to take that position is because you're going to do it anyway."

I hereby endorse murder. And I take that position because people are going to do it anyway! But at least the school is spending so much time opening their minds, instead of actually teaching them anything.

P.J. O'Rourke on government

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.

60 year old has twins

What was this woman thinking?

She's basically condemned her children to orphanhood by the time they're teenagers. There's a reason people have kids in their 20s.

The more you know

The less you like it: At a news conference, Canadian journalists harangued Moore for, as Toronto Star film critic Peter Howell wrote, making "it seem as if Canada's socialized medicine is flawless and that Canadians are satisfied with the status quo." Apparently taken aback by the assault from the Canadian journalists, Moore said, "You Canadians! You used to be so funny! ... You gave us all our best comedians. When did you turn so dark?"

Maybe three years on a waiting list for surgery will do that to you...

Monday, May 21, 2007

Art


If you stare at it long enough, it kind of looks like a painting.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

"Televangelist, Christian leader, Jerry Falwell dies"

No doubt the death of Falwell, a prominent Christian, has left the Left licking their collective chops. NPR's glowing, non-biased encomium is awe-inspiring. They could've just saved us all the time and summed it up as, "This son of a bootlegger and grandson of an atheist, the man responsible for giving rise to godbags in politics and breaking down the sacred separation of church and state, died today, leaving behind a legacy gleaned mostly from begging.

On the plus side, though, he seemed to believe his own presumptuous bullshit. So, you know, you gotta give him that much."

Jerry Falwell built his ministry from nothing and opened a private university and law center. His arguments came from a strict adherence, though not "fundamentalist" as NPR describes it, to Christianity's principles and teachings. It seems that he and his family deserve more than the publicly funded liberal bilge churned out by NPR.

Tax dollars at work.

The sacrament of abortion

USA Today: "A group of 18 Catholic House Democrats publicly disputed Pope Benedict XVI's recent condemnation of politicians who support abortion rights, saying that 'such notions offend the very nature of the American experiment.'"

What? Some guy from Rome presumes to lecture Catholic Democrats on Catholic morality? Who died and made him Pope? After all, it "clashes with freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution." Abortion is enshrined in the Constitution! Er, the Bill of Rights! Wait, no... The Declaration of Independence!

Why does he have to be so stubborn on this?

Missing soldiers found dead, decapitated

CNN claims US soldiers are draining Baghdad canals due to reports of heads seen floating in them.

If we catch the butchers responsible, let's be sure to give them first class accommodations, providing them with a Qu'ran and prayer mats and kosher meals and soccer facilities while they await trial in a civilian court. Because, after all, that's what makes terrorists treat our soldiers in accordance with the Geneva Conventions, right?

It's not indoctrination

It's education: "First it was his world history class. Then he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class. In total, 18-year-old McKenzie, a Northern Ontario high schooler, says he has had the film An Inconvenient Truth shown to him by four different teachers this year."

...Why is there even an environment class and world issues class in the first place? Our high schools should be focusing on basic curricula like math and english, not getting lectures on the environment by a man who dropped out of divinity school and flunked out of law school. And people wonder why our schools are in such sorry shape. Second, Gore's secular apocalyptic flick clearly can't be very effective propaganda if it needs so many showings in order to take.

Look who's talking

As soon as I picked myself up off the floor from laughing at Jimmy Carter for having the unmitigated gall to call any other Presidential administration "the worst in history," I just felt an uncontrollable urge to point out the dismal failures of Carter's weak-kneed, dictator coddling, anti-semitic, terrorist sympathizing foreign policy that were to bring the Ayatollahs into power in Iran and induce the Soviets to invade Afghanistan, to which he boycotted the Olympics in response.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Republicans caving on amnesty

Bill Quick: "Hannity was telling some caller to his talker today that his contacts in Washington were 'astounded' and 'shocked' by the firestorm backlash they’re getting over the supposedly 'done deal' immigration bill."

Yeah... because, you know, only racist xenophobes care about enforcing the law.

How can Republicans be so clueless? Now that they're signing onto this suicide pact, why not just hand the keys over to the Democrats and make it official?

C.S. Lewis on God

There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

On Progressivism and Conservatism

Keith Burgess-Jackson: Progressives want to engineer society in accordance with a blueprint. Conservatives want to let individuals work things out for themselves, in communities. Progressives want to impose order from the top. Conservatives want to let order emerge, spontaneously. Progressives put their faith in reason and view tradition as an obstacle. Conservatives put their faith in tradition, which they believe to be the embodiment of reason. Progressives are impatient; they want to bring about heaven on earth. Conservatives are patient; they don’t believe that heaven on earth is possible (even if it were desirable). Progressives want to force change—from without. Conservatives want change to come naturally—from within. Progressives want revolution. Conservatives want evolution.

Prince Harry not going to Iraq

I'm pretty sure the real propaganda victory here is the Brits showing that they're afraid of what the terrorists can do. Apparently the sight of one of the Royals actually acting the part for a change was too much for the Ministry of Defence. After all, it would've been a damn shame if he was caught in a display of heroism or something like that. I mean, he might've even shot someone.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

From gay rights to incest

Time: “It turns out the critics were right.”

Who could've seen that coming?

Oh, wait.

Jeff Jacoby:
An article last month by Time reporter Michael Lindenberger titled “Should Incest Be Legal?” highlights the case of Paul Lowe, an Ohio man convicted of incest for having sex with his 22-year-old stepdaughter. Lowe has appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court, making Lawrence the basis of his argument. In Lawrence, the court had ruled that people “are entitled to respect for their private lives” and that under the 14th Amendment, “the state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime.” If that was true for the adult homosexual behavior in Lawrence, why not for the adult incestuous behavior in the Ohio case?
They both love each other. They both consent. What's the difference? There's no argument for gay "marriage" that isn't an argument for polygamy and incest as well.

Global warming is real and melting the glaciers

...on Mars:
Mars is being hit by rapid climate change and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap, writes Jonathan Leake.
Who knew the Viking Landers were capable of so much pollution?

I'll tell you who: George W. Bush. You laugh, but when he was an oilman in the Texas deserts in the 1970's, he learned a thing or two about terraforming. After all, his plan always was to become the first President to drill on Mars, and he needs a favorable climate to do so.
Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period.

Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena.
You don't say! In related news, I am announcing the formation of my new company, RRWR Martian Carbon Offsets Trading, LLC. For the right price, I commit to you that I will never set foot on Mars, thereby guaranteeing you the freedom to release all the carbon you like into the martian atmosphere.

What can I say? I care about Martian polar bears. And you should too.
The mechanism at work on Mars appears, however, to be different from that on Earth. One of the researchers, Lori Fenton, believes variations in radiation and temperature across the surface of the Red Planet are generating strong winds.
Hm... what could cause variations in radiation and temperature across an entire planet?

Could it be... Satan?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Reasons to celebrate French victory

Record turnout; there were riots by crybaby sore losers after the election; any Frenchman who pisses off other Frenchmen is by definition cool; he defeated a Socialist; and he likes America.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Al Gore calls Canada's climate plan a "fraud"

You know what the fraud is? Gore criticizing Canada for not being zealous enough in combating global warming when his own house consumes more energy than a small African nation.

"Lots of jobs depend on global warming"

More from climate scientist turned skeptic Evans' confession: "By the late 1990's, lots of jobs depended on the idea that carbon emissions caused global warming. Many of them were bureaucratic, but there were a lot of science jobs created too. I was on that gravy train, making a high wage in a science job that would not have existed if we didn't believe carbon emissions caused global warming. And we had political support, the ear of government, big budgets, and we felt fairly important and useful (well, I did anyway). It was great. We were working to save the planet! But starting in about 2000, the evidence. . . fell away or reversed."

Why should we so radically change our society on such uncertain science? It's not "settled" at all.

The truth about the gender pay gap

Steve Chapman: "What we know from an array of evidence, including this report, is that most if not all of the discrepancy can be traced to factors other than sexism."

All in

Former global warmist Dr. David Evans now bets against carbon emissions being the main cause of global warming. The amount at stake: $6000.