Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quips, Quotes and Tweets – 8/2/10


The Repeal Windfall:
  Indeed, contrary to latest spin from the left, not only would repeal not bust the budget, it would in fact produce a budgetary windfall of such enormous size that it could pay for a sensible reform of American health care and for deficit reduction too…
  [The Left’s message gurus] now understand that the public has not, and will not, buy the argument that a government takeover of American health care will somehow lower costs. Americans have long understood that Obamacare is a massive new spending commitment, piled on top of the unaffordable ones already on the federal books. That’s a recipe for financial disaster, not deficit cutting. The solution is repeal coupled with a reform that puts consumers, not the government, in charge of controlling costs. That’s the way to fix health care — and the budget too. And, yes, it can be done. Read it all…

The racist NAACP launches coalition watchdog site to ‘monitor’ Tea Party ‘racists’:
The NAACP partnered with Media Matters, Think Progress and New Left Media to launch, a website that will specifically publish and monitor “racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement.”
  Media Matters and Think Progress representatives said their content and reporting haven’t changed and that the NAACP approached their organizations seeking only to republish select content they’ve produced. The NAACP’s new is aimed specifically at highlighting “racism” in the Tea Party. [ Of course, this is only to hold teapartiers accountable and not to imply that we are racists. Even the NAACP’s own members now see the organization for the race baiter that it is! – JS ] Read it all…

imageAn Inconvenient Truth: Enviros’ Doomsday Rhetoric Breeds Eco-Terror:
   Eco-terrorism is terrorism. Stop waving it away as a different kind of terrorism, each incident in the pattern of behavior merely an isolated one. Willful or not, these incidents are the logical consequence of the doomsday rhetoric.
  Environmental radicalism has been mainstreamed, the latest poisonous “radical chic”. But there are consequences to this indulgence. Stop Gang Green before they harm again. Read it all… [ If the left will stop blaming Glen Beck, then I’ll stop blaming Al Gore! – JS ]

SHARIA Watch! The Real Impact of Sharia Law in America: Does Sharia law allow a husband to rape his wife, even in America? A New Jersey trial judge thought so. In a recently overturned case, a “trial judge found as a fact that defendant committed conduct that constituted a sexual assault” but did not hold the defendant liable because the defendant believed he was exercising his rights over the victim. Fortunately, a New Jersey appellate court reversed the trial judge. But make no mistake about it: this is no isolated incident. We will see more cases here in the United States where others attempt to impose Sharia law, under the guise of First Amendment protections, as a defense against crimes and other civil violations. Read it all…

Another SHARIA Watch! The Imam should apply for a Guinness record: The New York Post is reporting that Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf used to cram up to 450-500 people into a one-bedroom New York apartment five times a day for Muslim prayers. Rauf made the claim in 1998 so that his organization, the American Sufi Muslim Association, could be granted IRS tax-exempt status as a church… A quick search of the Guinness World Records website didn’t produce any record for the most people stuffed into a one-bedroom apartment.

"[E]conomic liberty and creative entrepreneurship are the basis of any solution to today’s social and economic difficulties. Blaming business, setting wages, and attempting to run the economy by decree from Washington only exacerbates the problems. Consider the minimum wage. It seems so simple: Tell business to pay its workers more. But a hike in the minimum wage is essentially a tax, punishing precisely those companies that hire workers with the least skills."
-- Doug Bandow

“How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself.  It is much easier to be honest with other people.” Edward Benson