Raging Right Wing Republican

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

Monday, February 25, 2008

Obama 2004: I won't run in '08

"I am a believer in knowing what you're doing when you're applying for a job."

Thursday, February 21, 2008

No political reconciliation in Clinton's War in Kosovo

Kosovo is blowing up right now—tanks, people in the streets, fires, the US embassy has been attacked; revolution in the streets.

It is very obvious, is it not, that the Clinton deal in Kosovo has not made the required political progress to secure the peace. You can have military victory, but not without political reconciliation. This war is lost. It's time to pull up the stakes and go home.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Is Barack Obama the Messiah?


Believe

HE IS RISEN!

CNN: al Qaeda calls Barack to "congratulate him on win"




At least we know who CNN is in the tank for.

Matthews to Obama flunky: Name one accomplishment


We're not even talking about random people, here. How meager is his record when not even one of his spinsters can come up with something?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hopehenge

Hey, let's celebrate mass murderers

Hanging on the wall at an Obama campaign office:


Che Guevara, Great Salesman of Communism

Obama, the same person who refuses to wear an American flag lapel pin or salute the American flag during the pledge of allegiance has a campaign office with the flag of a Communist country alongside the image of a mass murderer.

Fidel Castro's personal executioner, Che Guevara has wormed his way into the hearts of Leftists everywhere.

He was a man who reveled in violence and killing. He was a brutish thug that cloaked his bloodlust under the guise of idealism.

The man who's face liberals emblazon on their belongings as a trendy chic is the same man who praised the "extremely useful hatred that turns men into effective, violent, merciless, and cold killing machines." Who knew concentration camps were the new black?

Instructing his judicial tribunals, he said, "We don't need proof to execute a man. We only need proof that it's necessary to execute him."

Summing up Marxism, after describing how he shot a helpless poor old man in the head at point-blank range: "He went into convulsions for a while and was finally still. Now his belongings were mine."

In fact, his refrains of glorious martyrdom make him remarkably similar to another "revolutionary" — the tall, bearded one holed up somewhere in a cave in Pakistan. But all of this is just kosher because he did the one thing that matters: criticize America. What a hero!

Somehow I doubt the reaction would have been so tame had it been a Republican found with a Nazi flag in his office.

A day in the life of an Obama supporter

Even liberals can't resist ribbing followers of Obamania.

Barbarism alive and well

Horse fighting in the Philippines is a reminder of the inhumanity Man is capable of.

But, who are we to say anything? It's not our culture, right? We don't want to impose our values, do we? Too bad about those horses.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Gun Free Zone" rename

I thought we could look at other possible names for a "gun free zone." My ideas:
  • Shooting range
  • Target practice zone
  • Self-defense free zone
  • Sitting ducks zone
  • Easy targets zone
If you have any ideas put them down, and if they're really good, I might read them.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Another massacre

More deaths in the latest school shooting at Northern Illinois University. How many more people have to die before liberals realize that "gun free zone" might as well read "shooting range"?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

If there was any probing, it wasn't in the questions

Katie Couric, who makes more than $1 million a month as the CBS anchor, "interviewed" Hillary Clinton for CBS.

I'd call it a softball interview but that would be an insult to hard working and skilled softball players everywhere.

Here are some of the highlights after Katie remembered where she was. Keep in mind, these are questions to vet the next President of the United States.
  • "Have you grappled with the idea, Senator Clinton, that it could be him, and not you?"
  • "Even in your deepest darkest moments, when you're exhausted, you don't think, 'Oh my gosh, I'm going through this, I'm spending so much money, I'm so tired, and it could all be for naught?'
  • "How do you do it?  I mean, the satellite interviews, the speeches, the travel, the debates, the schmoozing, the picture taking, 24/7."
  • "And I know I've read that when you brought home stellar grades, instead of praising you, he'd [Hillary's father] say, 'You must be going to an easy school.' ... That must have been so demoralizing."
  • "I understand when he joined the Senate he [Obama] came to see you for advice.  And you told him to work hard."
  • "Do you like Obama?"
I'm sure this is how it would play out if Mrs. Clinton had a "R" next to her name.

Hmmm... I wonder who Mrs. Couric is voting for.

Hold your head up high, ladies!  If you're a D and you've got a V, then Hillary is there for you.

But there is no liberal media.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Wishing people dead

So I heard a tragic story about a father and his 15 year old sons killed by a Jihadist landmine in Afghanistan. The tragedy of the story is slightly lessened by the fact that it was the jihadists themselves planting the mine that were killed.

But it made me wonder: why couldn't it have been Bill Maher instead?

On Maher's show Friday, Rush Limbaugh's name came up, and Maher's response was to say, "Why couldn't he have croaked... instead of Heath Ledger?"

What you feel about Rush is irrelevant. What I find hilarious is how those so-called champions of "tolerance" — the people who earn their keep smearing conservatives as hateful, mean-spirited people — actually earn their living wishing death on those who don't agree with them. It's hilarious!

You know, Limbaugh doesn't agree with liberals, so, ha ha, it's a shame he's not dead from an accidental addiction to a painkiller instead of a guy who mixed 8 different serious medications but, you know, bravely played a homosexual in an agenda driven flick.


Maher's thoughtful view of conservatives

Ann Coulter calls Edwards a girl, and liberals go nuts about her "slurs." Bill Maher wishes Rush Limbaugh dies of an overdose, and... ? And... ? ...? ...

This shouldn't come across as a surprise to anyone who has actually come across progressive opinion. Beneath the supposed compassion of liberalism is the undercurrent of fascism: the urge to crush dissent, to stifle all opinions deviating from the politically correct orthodoxy, to smother our freedom in the cradle until all that is left is the freedom to do as they please.

For liberals, who have become fat and lazy from a sympathetic media, and knowing that they cannot compete with conservatives, who have had to run their arguments through the obstacle course of the liberal press — advocating death is a harmless option.

But at least Maher's audience didn't clap like the mindless drones they usually are. So maybe they're not as dumb as I thought. Oh, who am I kidding — of course they are!

And for that — they should die!

Hannity to pro-Obama focus group: Name one accomplishment — take two


They'll get it one day.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The clean, green fuel: Oil

So sayeth The New York Times:
Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these "green" fuels are taken into account, two studies being published Thursday have concluded...
Oops.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Collectivist quote quiz


Can you tell who is who?

I love the responses it gives for each choice.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Michael Oakeshott on Rationalism

The general character and disposition of the Rationalist are, I think, not difficult to identify. At bottom he stands (he always stands) for independence of mind on all occasions, for thought free from obligation to any authority save the authority of 'reason'. His circumstances in the modern world have made him contentious: he is the enemy of authority, of prejudice, of the merely traditional, customary or habitual.

His mental attitude is at once sceptical and optimistic: sceptical, because there is no opinion, no habit, no belief, nothing so firmly rooted or so widely held that he hesitates to question it and to judge it by what he calls his ‘reason’; optimistic, because the Rationalist never doubts the power of his 'reason' (when properly applied) to determine the worth of a thing, the truth of an opinion or the propriety of an action.

Moreover, he is fortified by a belief in a 'reason' common to all mankind, a common power of rational consideration, which is the ground and inspiration of argument: set up on his door is the precept of Parmenides—judge by rational argument. But besides this, which gives the Rationalist a touch of intellectual equalitarianism, he is something also of an individualist, finding it difficult to believe that anyone who can think honestly and clearly will think differently from himself.

(Michael Oakeshott, "Rationalism in Politics," in his Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays, new and expanded ed. [Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1991], 5-42, at 5-6 [italics in original] [essay first published in 1947])

Note from mAc: Progressives (ie., liberals) are rationalists. Their belief that everything ought to be questioned stops when that question is reason's ability to answer all of them. Hence the belief that society can be designed from the ground up, as if all of human activity can be subsumed under the scope of an engineering project. But there is more to life than that which can be quantified by reason: love, courage, sacrifice, virtue, free will, beauty, and the like. Because reason cannot account for these, rationalists simply deny that they exist; they are an illusion.

This is in contrast to conservatism.

"Free" healthcare failing

In Sweden, over 45% of patients have to wait longer than 90 days. In America, you can pull into the doctor's office on the very day and get treated.

Access to a commodity, like healthcare, is controlled by supply and demand. A high supply and low demand means that it will cost next to nothing; free as dirt! But if the supply is low and demand is high, prices will be astronomical; diamonds are forever.

When you make something free, you remove the constraint supply places on demand, and demand skyrockets indefinitely. But the supply is not infinite in reality. There is only so much to go around. Which is what leads to 90 day waiting periods, with the system being clogged by many frivolous demands that would be otherwise weeded out by the cost they would impose on people.

When you make healthcare free, your neighbor will call the ambulance for their kid's scraped knee while you lay dying of a heart attack.

Great leap forward: Canadian scientist says global warming skeptics belong in prison

The debate is over, people. Get with the program. While we're having such good ideas from the North, we might as well throw in "reproductive rationing" like the Chinese. We can't afford to have so many carbon breathers running amok.

This from the former director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, surely an independent enterprise like the ACLU.

Freudian slip


Anyone see the error?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Democrats will wipe the floor with McCain

The mainstream media and their liberal friends are endorsing McCain for a reason. They want to pick the lamb they lead to slaughter in November against Hillary, and the GOP is baa baa baaing right to the altar.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Hannity to pro-Obama focus group: Name one accomplishment


"Um."

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Segregation comes full circle

Undertaking the latest guilty-white-liberal initiative, Toronto education bureaucrats are re-instituting segregation with an Afrocentric school.

Blacks do not perform as well in school, primarily for cultural reasons. Obviously, the best remedy for this is to cut them off from the rest of the society, so they do not assimilate and acquire the cultural practices that have made the rest of Canada successful. Instead of learning about the common heritage of all Canadians, they will be fed victimology that will ensure a lifetime of dependency and alienation.

Iraq stabilizies; coverage disappears with al-Qaeda


The gatekeepers.

Incidentally, the networks will claim they're abiding by some sort of objective standard: "if it bleeds, it leads." Unless it's al-Qaeda that's doing the bleeding, of course.