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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

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Yowsers.

April 3, 2007 Posted by | Hillary | Leave a comment

Dems break campaign promise to stop gas price hikes

Capitalism sure kicks their leftist posteriors, doesn’t it? From the Washington Times:

A gallon of gas costs an average of $2.68 nationally and is rising — about the same price as last spring when Democrats on the campaign trail vowed to swiftly ease the pain at the pump if elected.

The Democrats went on to win control of Congress, and the House quickly passed a bill to roll back oil subsidies, a measure leaders trumpeted as “a first step toward a future of energy independence.” But months may pass before the Senate considers the bill, and analysts predict gas prices could hit $3 per gallon by summer.

“You have feel-good legislation, but at the end of the day it doesn’t really alleviate the burden or change anything right away,” said John Townsend, manager of public and government affairs at AAA.

Mr. Townsend said: “Much of what is going on is beyond the control of Congress.”

Yeah, that whole “supply and demand” thingy sure is funny that way.

April 3, 2007 Posted by | economic ignorance | Leave a comment

British hostages in Iran are…Bush’s fault?

Man, isn’t there anything that this man isn’t responsible for these days? From the Limeys:

But Britain’s delicate diplomatic efforts were set back by U.S. President George W. Bush, who made a statement Saturday in which he characterized the imprisoned sailors as “hostages” – a phrase that Britain has been carefully avoiding to prevent the crisis from becoming a broader political or military conflict.

Bush calls the hostages “hostages”, and that just ticked off what had heretofore been a passive, non-hostile, and reasonable Iran, right?

So Bush was awful to refer to the hostages as “hostages”. Got it. Then could someone please explain how this appeared in the exact same article?

British negotiators believe the Iranians have already won all the rewards they have been seeking – mainly by using several of the hostages for propaganda purposes by broadcasting videos and letters in which they admit, possibly under duress, to trespassing on Iranian territory and demand that their government withdraw from Iraq.

In other words, Bush is a bad guy for using the exact same terminology that the newspaper used to describe the hostages? Do these guys even have editors at this fishwrap?

April 3, 2007 Posted by | hypocrisy, Iran, media bias | Leave a comment

Why I love the Aussies

Over the last couple of years, the Australians have done a lot of things that have endeared themselves to me: defending the decision to invade Iraq, telling their Muslim population to assimilate or hit the road, etc. Well, add one more to the list: trashing the Euros. From Oz:

Australian Prime Minister John Howard fired a broadside at the European Union Tuesday for criticising his climate change policy, saying it should get its own house in order before attacking others.
The counter-strike came a day after EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas accused Australia of having a “negative attitude” and refusing to sign the Kyoto Protocol on climate change for political reasons rather than economic ones.

But Howard, who is under intense domestic pressure ahead of elections later this year over what critics claim was a failure by his government to tackle climate change, would have none of it.

“You’ve got the spokesman for a group of countries lecturing us about not having signed Kyoto,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

“Yet the great bulk of the countries on whose behalf he speaks are falling well behind their Kyoto targets and are doing less well in meeting them,” he fumed.

“Our answer to the spokesman for the European Union is: Look to your own affairs, get your countries complying with the targets you have proclaimed,” Howard said.

We should be very wary of European lectures on this issue,” he said.

Ouch! Nicely done, Mr. Howard! If I ever have an Alec Baldwin moment (but actually folow through with the threat) and decide to leave the country if the Hildebeast gets elected, Oz will be the first place I contemplate.

April 3, 2007 Posted by | Australia, Euros, hypocrisy | 1 Comment

UK to drop Holocaust from history so as not to piss off Muslims

As the UK continues slouching towards dhimmitude, I have to wonder if Ellen Goodman applauds the Euros for reinforcing Muslims’ Holocaust denial attitudes. From the Limeys:

Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed.

It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

Hallelujah! Maybe I can use the same approach and get ESPN and CNNSI to stop reporting that Florida won their second straight basketball title last night! You know, I’m so mortified that I am offended and will resort to denial…and thus, it is to be stricken from the news and the record books. (Sidebar: this is NOT an invitation to discuss the game, as I’m trying to make a point here, people!)

Anywho, continuing:

There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades – where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem – because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

In other words, mosques are teaching lies about the Holocaust and the Crusades, and the UK propaganda centers (formerly known as “schools”) are going to accommodate said lies. Well, hell, why even have history class then? At least rename it “revisionist history class”! Continuing:

The findings have prompted claims that some schools are using history ‘as a vehicle for promoting political correctness’.

The study, funded by the Department for Education and Skills, looked into ’emotive and controversial’ history teaching in primary and secondary schools.

It found some teachers are dropping courses covering the Holocaust at the earliest opportunity over fears Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic and anti-Israel reactions in class.

I suppose the teachers should be thankful if the Muslim pupils resort to freely spouting what they already think, rather than spouting “Allahu Akhbar!” before self-detonating.

This part is particularly galling:

The report concluded: “In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community or in a place of worship.”

Don’t we usually hear from the P.C. promoters that students who are raised in conservative households need to have their “narrow-minded” horizons broadened in schools? Obviously, favored groups in the P.C. movement are allowed to have their own “narrow-minded” views that are to be left “unbroadened” for fear of offending them.

Fortunately, at least one of the Brits gets it:

Chris McGovern, history education adviser to the former Tory government, said: “History is not a vehicle for promoting political correctness. Children must have access to knowledge of these controversial subjects, whether palatable or unpalatable.”

Apparently, sir, children should only have access to that knowledge if they are not on the P.C. Hyper-sensitivity List. Subject kids to “unpalatable” facts? That’s just crazy talk! Hell, leftist adults don’t need “unpalatable” facts, so why should Muslim kids (or any other kids, for that matter)?

April 3, 2007 Posted by | dhimmitude, Euros, political correctness, religion of peace | Leave a comment