Raging Right Wing Republican

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cannabis causes cancer; hippies hardest hit

Science: "Smoking a joint is equivalent to 20 cigarettes in terms of lung cancer risk, scientists in New Zealand have found, as they warned of an "epidemic" of lung cancers linked to cannabis..."

Dude... way to harsh my high, man.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

RON PAUL


Only one candidate has legions of supporters willing to get enraged that other people don't understand "THE CONSTITUTION" with the degree of precision afforded to them by the ten hours spent reading various survivalist websites.

I love this. The radio host is so tauntingly calm. And it just sends the caller into an even bigger frenzy.

"Sir."

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

As if people needed another reason to dislike feminism

"I've written plenty before about how feminism and atheism are closely entwined. Realizing that religion is used as a cheap excuse to oppress women leads to questioning the value of religion leads to realizing that the god stuff is a big fairy tale that has stayed alive because it's convenient for the powers that be to have it." - Amanda Marcotte, former John Edwards campaign member

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Oliver Stone to make the "true portrait" of Bush

Now that United Artists has pulled the plug on his My Lai massacre movie, Stone has set his sights on Bush. This is funny to me, like when a liberal claims he's really "independent-minded" and a "moderate."
Stone declined to give his personal opinion of the president.
"I can't give you that, because the filmmaker has to hide in the work," Stone said. "Here, I'm the referee, and I want a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world? It's like Frank Capra territory on one hand, but I'll also cover the demons in his private life, his bouts with his dad and his conversion to Christianity, which explains a lot of where he is coming from. It includes his belief that God personally chose him to be president of the United States, and his coming into his own with the stunning, preemptive attack on Iraq.
Curiously enough, most people think that the President "came into his own" with the stunning, preemptive attack on New York.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Model motto

Which is the most conservative motto: Quebec's "Je me souviens" ("I remember") or New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die"?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

"It will be a pretext for accusing us of refusing dialogue"

It's amazing how these secular free speech haters don't understand that shutting down someone's speech makes them the bad guy:
"Pope Benedict XVI canceled a speech at Rome's La Sapienza university in the face of protests led by scientists opposed to a high-profile visit to a secular setting by the head of the Catholic Church. ...The protest against the visit was spearheaded by physicist Marcello Cini who wrote the rector complaining of an 'incredible violation" of the university's autonomy. Cini said of Benedict's cancellation: 'By canceling, he is playing the victim, which is very intelligent. It will be a pretext for accusing us of refusing dialogue.'"
Let's break down the, uh, logic here.
  1. The Pope is scheduled to speak.
  2. Secular anti-religious bigots demand its cancellation.
  3. The speech is canceled, as per demand.
  4. Secularists whine that they'll be blamed for "refusing dialogue."
Gee, how could anyone reach that conclusion? This genius is either being dishonest or doesn't understand the word "dialogue."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rove speaks

How to beat Hillary and Obama. He may have lost 2006, but he pulled off victories in 2000, 2002, and 2004 when the deck was stacked against Republicans and when the incumbent party historically had suffered great defeats. The man is a political genius. When he talks, conservatives should listen.

ACLU achieves self-parody

Apparently having sex in public restrooms is protected by the right to privacy.

Romney

The AP might be slightly biased against him.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

An Obama press conference with Andrew Cuomo

CUOMO: "Senator Obama, many experts are predicting a recession this year, do you agree?"
OBAMA: "Well, I..."
CUOMO: "Wait, wait! Sing it. Here's a pair of sunglasses and a harmonica."
OBAMA: "Um, look, I don't understand..."
CUOMO: "Sure you do! Just put on the glasses. Here, I'll help ya, that's better, and belt out some recession blues."

Thank God they're Democrats

Otherwise, this might actually be racist. According to Hillary-supporting-Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Obama's "shuckin' and jivin'" da peoples.

And to that we can add Andrew Young's comment that Obama isn't really black. Tsk, tsk.

Hillary herself joined in on the fun, saying Obama hadn't done the "spade work" to be President. My, my, my, now isn't "spade work" an old fashioned term for the melanin-enhanced among us? "Spade work"? You know, involving a shovel, or "spade." That's pickin' cotton, no doubt.

Well played, madame! Very well played.

This is an entirely unexpected bonus to the Obama candidacy: all of a sudden, with the Democrats needing to play the race card against a black candidate that doesn't know how to stay down, a whole plethora of formerly forbidden phrases become, abracadabra, acceptable again and not racist at all. It's the Democrats, after all. It's different when they do it.

This is just wonderful news! Because, let me tell you, I've got a whole list of terms I've been waiting to get blessed as acceptable. My first: macaca.

Not sure why. Maybe it's because George Allen happened to use some obscure term nobody outside of French Guana would know about and became the second coming of David Duke, yet the Democrats routinely get away with the most outrageous racist language.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Breaking through the "hardest and highest glass ceiling"

The Democratic race is turning into a "who's the biggest victim" contest. Instead of recognizing people for their achievements and character, liberals recognize their race and sex. Obama wants you to elect him just because he's black, and Hillary wants you to elect her just because she's a woman. Isn't that racist and sexist? Apparently it's okay when liberals do it.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Clintons know fake crying






Crocodile tears

Hillary's own internal campaign data showed her being trounced by Obama by more than 10% the day before New Hampshire's election. She won by 2%. What I've noticed is how utterly useless the predictions and polls have been. They weren't worth the dirt you'd bury them with.

She ended up carrying the vast majority of single women, which is what pushed her over the top against Obama. She played them like a fiddle. Apparently all she had to do all along was cry over how big bad Barack hurt her feelings and that was enough for the women of New Hampshire. I thought she was a "strong, independent woman." If she can't handle Obama, how is she going to handle Osama bin Laden?

It's science, stupid

I was browsing through the books at Barnes & Noble with a friend today when I walked past the science section. I had to laugh when I saw Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion, Christopher Hitchens' God is not great, and Sam Harris' The End of Faith all lined up there. Atheist dogmatism is science now? I'd like to see the scientific experiment that disproved God.

"Mass deportation"

Isn't it funny how proponents of amnesty for illegal immigrants constantly bring up how impossible it is to "round up every last illegal immigrant" and begin "mass deportations"? It's funny because nobody actually expects that to happen overnight; just because it can't happen at once, doesn't mean it won't happen over time. Eventually, the amount of illegals will decrease as new offenders are stopped at the border and existing ones are deported. Not to mention that many illegal aliens, no longer faced with a hospitable environment, will leave on their own.

A uniter, not a divider

The Republican field thus far is caught in a deadlock; Romney is floundering, Giuliani is sitting on his hands, Huckabee and McCain are lifting off, and Fred Thompson has failed to catch on. Each Republican has the support of a segment of the Republican party but leaves the rest apathetic to hostile. To win in 2008, Republicans will have to band together and fight as one as they did in 2004. There is only one candidate running for President that can bring the Republicans together, and that candidate is... Hillary Rodham Clinton. Here's hoping!

"Change"

Lancet lanced... again

I'm sure we all remember the Lancet study claiming over half a million Iraqis had died since the liberation of Iraq, which was published, absolutely coincidentally, right before the 2006 midterm elections.

Well, it appears that, as was pointed out by conservatives when it was originally released, this fount of wisdom was off... by a factor of three. That makes 0 for 2 for legitimate scholarship by The Lancet.

But, the Democrats are in power, so mission accomplished!

Another John Kerry blunder

Putting his finger to the wind, the austere, highly beloved elder statesman (who served in Vietnam) endorses Obama: "Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, intends to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for the White House in a timely slap at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate."

Hah, "slap." Poor Obama. If I was Hillary I'd send Kerry a gift basket. She dodged that bullet.

Michigan mischief

The Michigan primary is considered a must-win state for Mitt Romney and would be a huge momentum boost to the Huckabee and McCain campaigns. Consequently, the candidates are focusing a heavy amount of time and money on the state. Unfortunately, the Democrats know this as well.
[State Rep. LaMar ] Lemmons told reporters Tuesday that the push for Republican Huckabee was prompted by the dearth of choices on the Democratic side of the Jan. 15 primary ballot. Lemmons said he himself supports Barack Obama, who chose not to run in Michigan. But Lemmons likes his tormenting and wants to turn out Democratic votes for Huckabee because, as he told the Detroit Free Press, “"the Republican establishment supports [Mitt] Romney and McCain.”
This is another testament to the primary voting system, which allows non-Republicans to vote in the Republican primary. After all, shouldn't Protestants have a hand in electing the Pope?

Thanks, NATO!

It looks like our European allies aren't going to send enough troops to Afghanistan this year, so the United States has to consider stepping up and sending 3,000 marines on a seven month deployment. I thought Afghanistan was the "good war," the one we all agreed on? The one that wasn't ruined by President Bush's unilateral year long "rush to war"? The one that's supposed to be critically different because it supposedly has the support of the international community? (Read: Europe.) Yet we can't depend on some other countries to shoulder their share of the burden.

Aaaand we're back

Two states down.  Forty eight to go.