Raging Right Wing Republican

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Thomas Sowell on tradition

A succinct summary of the tragic vision was given by historians Will and Ariel Durant: Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history.

Benjamin Franklin on poverty

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Chris Benoit taps out

I don't know why he felt he had to take his family with him: "Professional wrestler Chris Benoit strangled his wife and smothered his 7-year-old son a day later before hanging himself in his weight room, authorities said Tuesday."

Who kills a seven year old?

Oh well. It was nice of him to spare us the court costs and media circus of a trial and send himself to hell so the state doesn't have to. Too bad.

Monday, June 25, 2007

John Edwards fabulous fact

Make up was invented in order to give women a fighting chance to defeat John Edwards in a beauty pageant.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The sky is blue, the sun is hot

An MSNBC study found that journalists' political donations are 9 to 1 to Democrats and liberals. Journalists responded by vowing to hunt down that 1.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lesbian sues dating site for "discrimination"

This is stupid: "The lawsuit claims that by only offering to find a compatible match for men seeking women or women seeking men, the company was violating state law barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

Where is the discrimination? e-Harmony did not deny her service that it provides other clients. There's no rule that says, "Use of this service is prohibited to lesbians;" any woman can seek any man, and any man can seek any woman through the service, regardless of their orientation. The same reasoning applies to gay marriage, as well; any woman can enter a marriage with any man, regardless of their orientation.

Should we go after gay bars, too?

It's a private organization that has the right to do what it wants. Mind your own business.

Old GI's guide to Iraq

Someone dug up a soldier's guide from 1943 that the government gave to soldiers heading to Iraq during WW2. Some advice never gets old.

States renamed to countries with similar GDPs

Wow. The USA is an economic monster.

Friday, June 08, 2007

More talk

Thursday, June 07, 2007

We need to leave Iraq

...because it's in a civil war and has nothing to do with us, and go to Darfur because it's in a civil war that has nothing to do with us.

On marriage

Activist courts have ignored the principal legal argument that the state's interest in marriage is procreation. Population is power. Society needs a young generation to defend the country in battle, to support its programs with taxes and to carry on its culture and traditions. The mere fact that two people are in a loving relationship does not matter to the state. Society supports traditional marriage because it is the only union which, in the ordinary course, leads to children, without the intervention of a third party.

Monday, June 04, 2007

An unusual threat

In response to US intervention to stop the genocide in Darfur:
"I want you to know that the gum arabic which runs all the soft drinks all over the world, including the United States, mainly 80 percent is imported from my country," the ambassador said after raising a bottle of Coca-Cola.

A reporter asked if Sudan was threatening to "stop the export of gum arabic and bring down the Western world."

"I can stop that gum arabic and all of us will have lost this," Khartoum Karl warned anew, beckoning to the Coke bottle. "But I don't want to go that way."

As diplomatic threats go, that one gets high points for creativity: Try to stop the killings in Darfur, and we'll take away your Coca-Cola.
They found the achilles heel. Sorry Darfur; you're on your own.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Democrats cave again

This time, under no pressure.

When the time came to fulfill their pledge for transparent government spending, they completely folded; not under the pressure from George W. Bush but under the pressure from accountability. Apparently they just couldn't take the idea that people would be able to tell who spent money on what, instead of being able to anonymously tack on random expenditures onto spending bills.

Here's to the most ethical Congress ever.

FDR on pre-emption

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck you before you crush him.