Saturday, May 31, 2008

Floirda and Michigan Delegate Follies

I say don't count a single delegate (other than the supers). If you don't stand up for your rules, no one will listen to them again.

That is all.

Friday, May 30, 2008

More Crazy Antidiscrimination Law

Apparently, it is illegal to deny men entry into women's restrooms in Colorado - at least if the man thinks he's a woman. (I'm not certain if being transgendered is a requirement here or not).

It's time that we say what needs to be said: antidiscrimination laws have become completely tyrannical and need to be abolished.

That is all.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ballot Access for Constitution Party 05-29-08

Here is the current Constitution Party Ballot Access map, updated from three days ago, based on Constitution Party data.

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Sunday night, I will try to post the May 1, 2008 Ballot Access Map for the other parties/candidates on the ballot access map page.

That is all.

AntiWar.com Needs Funds

If you find this site useful, then now is the time to donate.

I am afraid that I can't give any more than I am giving now (although I am still giving $15.00 monthly), because I am currently tapped out. But I can call on my readers to help.

That is all.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ballot Access for Constitution Party

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This ballot access map will be updated more frequently than the previous one, and is based on the statistics on the Constitution Party's own website. One difference is that I am not counting out Oklahoma or Arizona until both the party and individual deadlines pass. States whose deadlines have passed will, upon notice on the CP website, be colored white (for uncertain) until it is determined whether or not they have write-in access.

Note: "Just started" is listed here as "not started" (green). States do not get yellow until actual petitions are collected, except in cases (e.g. for those running for individual candidates in Louisiana) where methods other than petitioning are being used for ballot access.

That is all

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Gitmo and Propaganda

I like this article, which deals with Guantanamo detainees who are released and who then commit terrorist acts. The pro-warriors, of course, use them as evidence that anyone who comes to Guantanamo must be detained forever lest they be a terrorist. That perhaps this indicates that our methods for screening people to determine their status before shipping them to Gitmo or for keeping them at Gitmo are faulty never enters their minds.

The truth of the matter is that the treatment of Guantanamo detainees has always been less of an issue for me (not because I don't care how they are treated but because I haven't heard of any severe mistreatment in Guantanamo) than the issue of the sufficiency of the screening methods. That is, my main concern is that the methods for challenging one's detention or getting one's detention reviewed may not be sufficient.

That is all.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Calling a Tail a Leg Doesn't Make it a Leg

According to Ruth Rosen's article on TPMCafe amounts to saying "these gay couples say that were already married, whether the state says so or not."

Actually, they are not truly married, whether or not the state claims they are.

That is all.

More Same-Sex "Marriage"

I don't think that the recent California Supreme court decision bodes well for the country.

But I am too weary to blog about it now.

That is all.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

If Only They Were Engaging in Incestuous Lesbian Sex, They Might Have Had a Chance

Two sisters who have lived in the same house for forty years are denied the same protection that gay couples are allowed under civil unions.

I think that Peter Hitchens has the best take on this:

We were told that the civil partnership laws were all about compassion.

We were persuaded that, without these changes, long-standing homosexual couples would be forced to sell their homes to pay death duties when one of them died.

It was their 'Human Right' not to suffer this.

Well, where's the compassion, or the "Human Rights" when sisters Joyce and Sybil Burden seek the same privileges? Nowhere to be seen.

The thing was a fraud. It wasn't about kindness at all, only about furthering the sexual revolution.


That is all.

"But I Don't Want to be a Model Minority"

From the folks at "Alas," I found this little gem from some Asian woman who apparently wants to be seen as a "debit to her race" (scare quotes, these are my words, not hers).

Here's an excerpt:

When people talk about the model minority, “model” is code for never making other people feel uncomfortable about racism. “Model” means not being like all those other troublesome people of color. It means keeping your mouth shut and your eyes lowered. It means smiling brightly and nodding along. Yes, sir! Whatever you say, sir! It means never complaining.

No, what makes Asians a model minority is that they have (as an average) a lower crime rate than whites, and they don't respond to welfare by huge increases in illegitimacy. Plus, they can compete with whites on race-blind tests, unlike other groups where the majority have to be given a large handicap to have any chance to compete for things such as higher-tier colleges. Also, they don't tend to burn down their cities when they feel slighted.

I suppose that it may be racist to congratulate Asians on this. But you know, if it bothers them that much, all they need to do is start committing more rapes and murders, and to encourage their children not to do well in school and then to blame the fact they don't do well on white racism and I am sure that eventually they will be able to escape that pesky label,

That is all.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Strangely Prophetic

A FedEx commercial featuring Steve Irwin from a few years ago.

An announcement about the end of "A Dress to Di for" contest shortly after the accident that killed Princess Diana.

I was just thinking about these recently (I remember seeing the commercial for the dress contest back in the summer of '97 and remember seeing the Steve Irwin ad a few years ago) and about how weirdly prophetic they seem in retrospect.

That is all.

Reverend Wright is a Racial Issue - and Rightly So

One interesting thing about the mainstream "conservative" treatment of the Reverend Wright controversy is the fact that most of the Wright critics downplay, dismiss, or deny the racial component of this.

There is often a sort of disclaimer to say that "it's not the color of his skin, but the things he said," or the statement (true enough) that they would do the same thing with a white pastor who said the same things.

What does not get mentioned too often, though, is the fact that there is indeed a racial element, but that this element is totally legitimate.

A lot of people, when seeing what Reverend Wright says, think "is this what he believes?" And then they think "do most blacks agree with him?" When they realize that a large number of black people do indeed view the U.S. as a country that is defined primarily by its racism, a lot of htem wonder "do we really want a black person as President if he believes this way?"

And that is a perfectly legitimate question, as "racist" as it may seem.

As Steve Sailer has pointed out, it is not Wright so much as Obama's own radicalism in the past that is at issue here. Wright is just a revealer of Obama's (former?) radicalism rather than the real issue per se.

That is all.

Friday, May 09, 2008

April 2008 Constitution Party Ballot Access

Here is a ballot access map for the Constitution Party as of April 1, 2008:

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Click on this link to be taken to ballot access maps for the major third parties.

I made these maps using photoshop, and they are based on the April issue of Ballot Access News (I received it around April 1, and added a few states in because their changed status was announced around the same time). [Because I based the map on the hardcopy newsletter, and have not proofread it against the online version, it may not match the statistics at the link if anything has been corrected or altered prior to posting the issue online].

If you don't want your ballot access tables to be one month out of date, you need to subscribe to Ballot Access News.

That is all.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

42 Hostile Coalition Deaths in Iraq Last Month

This is the highest level since last September.

I suppose it is too early to say for certain that the recent lull in violence in beginning to reverse itself, but presumably we will have a better idea at the end of this month.

That is all.

Why is Anal Sex Considered Good while Smoking and Fat are Considered Bad?

Mychal Massie on our double standards.

That is all.
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