Thursday, November 20, 2008

In other news, water still wet...

Scientists have released a study showing the "Broken Windows" theory of crime prevention to have merit. Professor Sampson does point out that, as designed, this study is unable to show a correlation between graffiti and person-on-person crimes, but I have trouble seeing an ethical way of testing for that.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Five for the uneployment line...

Via Right Wing News, five "Republican" congress-critters who've volunteered to be replaced in the 2010 primaries.

* Rep. Mark Kirk [R-IL]10th District.
* Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL]18th District.
* Rep. Michael Ferguson [R-NJ]7th District.
* Rep. Christopher Shays [R-CT]Sing it!
* Rep. Michael Castle [R-DE]

Unfortunately, Shays has been replaced by an actual Democrat, Jim Himes. Hopefully in 2010 we can replace him with an actual Republican instead of a RINO like Shays.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wish I'd said it...

Riehl hits one out of the park.

The money quote:
Reagan was for that, not against everything. One of the Right's biggest mistake has been to allow the liberals to frame the argument, leaving us always looking as though we are in opposition to everything and for nothing at all.

What the Dems think of achievers...

I found this via the Anarchangel: Congressman Moran saying that those who do well must share the fruits of their labors. In other words, fairness demands, according to this congress-critter, that what you earned via the sweat of your brow must be taken from you at the point of a gun and given to those who don't work. Overdramatic, you say? Guess what happens if you don't pay your taxes: Men with guns come to lock you up.

Any questions?

Here comes a candle to light you to bed...

The telescreen was hidden in the search engine... So, Google, what other searches are given over to the Government?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blue Dawgs

According to Wikipedia, these are the so-called "Blue Dog Democrats", who represent conservative districts. As such, they need to be held accountable if they back the hard-left line of Speaker Pelosi and President-Elect Obama. If they go along with them to keep from loosing choice committee seats and barrels of pork to bring home, remind them that they can only have those things if they're still in Congress. No committee chairmanship or pork for you if you're making your third unsuccessful bit for the job of dog catcher. If they back Pelosi & Obama on their radical agenda, we need to hang that around their necks like an albatross, and back conservative Republicans to retake those seats. In particular, the leadership of the Blue Dogs need to feel the pressure from We, The People. More cost effective to bring over the delegation's Whip and other leadership, if you have the resources to turn a few. Make your dollars and your letters count.

Yeah, that was classy...

About this blog

This is a place where I can vent about politics (from the Latin Poly meaning "many" and Ticks meaning "blood-sucking vermin") without it being too easily traced back to the on-line persona associated with my resumé. Not to come across as paranoid, but two of the folks in my blogroll have been made unemployed (and in one case, unemployable) by their online writings. Yes, I know there's no such thing as true online anonymity, and that my writing style is quirky & distinctive. And my blog comments under my usual handle may be enough to cause me trouble despite having this alternate alter ego for my more political rants. I'm making the attempt anyway.

My primary focus is on regaining a conservative majority in our government and limiting the damage that President-Elect Obama can do to our civil liberties in the meantime. First things first: Remember the lesson of Ft. Sumter. If it should, $DEITY forbid, come down to force of arms, public opinion will be against the side which shoots first. I agree with the Libertarian Party in renouncing the initiation of force as a means of political change. On a related note, if some dumb-ass methhead, neo-nazi turd burglar, or peckerheaded member of the Bedsheet Brigade does pop a cap into Obama, you'll have changed him from the next Carter to the next JFK. Worse than that, you'll have given the green light to every bit of gun-control legislation imaginable and you'll have put Biden into office with powers that (to steal a line) will make Martial Law look like Anarchy. For our Republic to survive, Obama has to do so as well. If you're the praying type, you may want to sing a few hossannas each night for his safety.

Who am I?