Category: Stupid Politics

Michael Moore becomes a “Fact Free Zone”


The drive is on to promote emotional appeals in favor of any actual consideration of facts. Of course, with only the most modest of historical knowledge you can see through this simplistic approach. All a good socialist needs is a bad guy – whether they are really bad or not. It’s “Their” fault! Take it from “Them”! Sadly, while this may make a great bumper sticker or serve as an actual political platform for a raving socialist or mental deficient (they are nearly interchangeable terms), it does not fly in a world where facts and the truth actually matter.

Perhaps nothing takes on this idea in a more heads on way than the great site iowahawk and Bill Whittle. Here is Bills presentation of IowaHawks data:

If you have not added these folks to your regular morning routine, do it now!

The 3/5ths Clause and Congressional Cowardice

As many of you know, the 112th Congress opened with a reading of the Constitution. However, they lacked the courage (or perhaps the education) to understand how important the 3/5ths clause was to the ultimate abolition of slavery.

For those that do not know, the 3/5ths clause was part of the Constitution in which slaves were counted as 3/5ths of a person for the purposes of representation and taxes. It reads in the Constitution like this:

Article I, Section. 2
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

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Understanding the Filibuster

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

There is likely to be a great deal of talk about the filibuster in the coming weeks. The folks over at big government have laid out some myths and facts about the filibuster that is worth your time to read. As with all things, your best bet is to inform yourself. The one thing that gets proven to us over and over again is that the old saying about how to tell when a politician is lying is as true today as ever (For those who don’t know the punchline, it is when their lips are moving.)

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Even The Daily Show gets it

The Daily Show recently ran a segment regarding a law that went into effect on January 1, 2011 in San Francisco. It basically bans happy meals. I suppose this would be the point to start talking about the Nanny State and the role of government and what the Constitution allows. Instead, I will let the good folks at The Daily Show work their magic. Absolutely classic:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
San Francisco’s Happy Meal Ban
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It is truly amazing that these folks cannot see their actions for what they are. Almost as ¬†amazing is The Daily Show so clearly getting ¬†it! Let’s all hope this becomes a regular trend.