Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fairness ? Doctrine

Kerry supports it.

After running this through the smugness and cluelessness filters what he is saying is essentially ' while we had the Republican view suppressed all was well. Once that suppression came off and their views were allowed into the free market of ideas we found our ideas uncompetetive. So we need to suppress their opinions so ours don't look so clueless.'

Durbin supports it.

"It's time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine [...] I have this old-fashioned attitude that when Americans hear both sides of the story, they're in a better position to make a decision." Senator, I have heard your side. I have no choice but to hear your side. ( insert MSM list here. ) I have heard and the picture above is my reaction to it.

Kucinich is throwing a party.

"How in the world did we end up in this war in Iraq when one study said that only three news sources that opposed the war were able to get on the air out of 393. What does that say. Was there an uninhibited exchange of ideas." He did not identify the study. Guess he must not watch much televison, read the papers or venture onto the net.

When the opportunity for presidential candidates of their party to present their positions in the forum of public debate on FoxNews came along they declined. That makes it difficult to believe in their sincerity. I will cut Kucinich some slack here. He was willing to do it but the majority refused. The whole intent of their effort to revive the Fairness Doctrine is to force us to hear something we've already heard on ( insert MSM list here ) and aren't buying.

Thinking people are not interested in a bunch of adolescent crap about Bushitlerburton, war for oil, worst president, evil Cheney and the whole litany of moronic bumper-sticker thin opinions. It is hard to take those types seriously.... for thinking people...

Have you ever noticed that many of the voices of leftist causes are actors and commedians ? It is because the Left in this country is a pretentious joke.

But the thing that really raises my ire is that anybody in our Congress could even consider curtailing the oppositions voice when considering that:

Amendment I
Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Warm Fuzzies Being Served Today

I'm a sucker for tales of the triumph of 'the little guy', the underdog or when someone of whom little is expected grabs us by the ears and let's us know they are as good as the best. So I was staying up way too late you-tubing and ran across some clips from Britain's Got Talent. Never heard of it until then. There are two clips from it going viral.

The first is Paul Potts. I watched this several times and all I can think of is how inspiring and a lesson to us all that it is our own self-underestimating that keeps us from achieving our potential. You just have to say 'to hell with it, I'm going to take my shot at it'.

Paul Potts:

Next comes Conny:

It is amazing that a human being, a child having been on this planet little more than 2000 days, can first remember the lyrics and then have the presence to deliver them in front of a large audience. Unbelievable. From now on when I hear that song in my head I will hear this version of it. Something haunting about it; maybe authentic in that the lyrics convey the 'wish upon a star' thing we all did as kids and.. sang perfectly, not by just a kid, but a little child.

Now if that doesn't leave a smile on your face or a lump in your throat check your pulse.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

"The Skipper" is gone.

One of the first blogs I came across when I started checking this blog thing out was Barking-Moonbat Early Warning System. Saw it in a blogroll and thought it looked interesting. At the time the two bloggers I enjoyed were 'The Skipper" and Vilmar. Eventually they parted ways but I had developed a morning ritual by then... I would get up fire up the coffee, feed the cats. Then I would go into my office and awaken it. Once the coffee was done and the cats let out for the day I would settle in and read BMEWS first thing before I would head over to Drudge to see what was lined up for today's human follies.

I went through that routine this morning and being a weekend I could drop several of those steps and get right to BMEWS. Well this morning there was no simple pleasure to start the day... but shock. "The Skipper" Allan Kelly had passed away. He was only 58 by my reckoning. He will be missed by me because he had a gentle and diverse style that is unmatched in the blogs I've found.

Words fail us but I hope he imagined that there were anonoymous readers out there whose day began by enjoying his thoughts, observations, inspirational posters and the occasional stunning link to space photos.

He will be missed.