In defense of liberty

Posted July 22, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

My primary focus is now here. Aeronaut will be inactive.

Understanding the Left

Posted July 21, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

Principal One: The left, as distinct from traditional liberals, is not, and has never been, interested in creating wealth.

Principal Two: The reason the left asks why there is poverty instead of why there is wealth is that the left’s preoccupying ideal is equality — not economic growth.

Principal Three: The left everywhere seeks to make as big and powerful a state as possible.

Principal Four: The left imposes its values on others whenever possible and to the extent possible.

via Dennis Prager : Americans Are Beginning to Understand the Left – Townhall.com.

Al Gore likens fight against climate change to battle with Nazis

Posted July 7, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

Al Gore today compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis.The former US Vice President said the world lacked the political will to act and invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill by encouraging leaders to unite their nations to fight climate change.

via Al Gore likens fight against climate change to battle with Nazis – Times Online.

The man is a buffoon.

Obama’s Top Five Health Care Lies

Posted July 1, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

But when it comes to health care reform, with every passing day, Obama seems less God and more demagogue, uttering not transcendental truths, but bald-faced lies. Here are the top five lies that His Awesomeness has told–the first two for no reason other than to get elected and the next three to sell socialized medicine to a wary nation.

Lie One: No one will be compelled to buy coverage.

Lie Two: No new taxes on employer benefits.

Lie Three: Government can control rising health care costs better than the private sector.

Lie Four: A public plan won’t be a Trojan horse for a single-payer monopoly.

Lie Five: Patients don’t have to fear rationing.

via Obama’s Top Five Health Care Lies – Forbes.com.

You might as well get sick because you’ll be paying for it anyway.

Honduras Defends Its Democracy

Posted July 1, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.

Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court’s order.

The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the military and is now in exile in Costa Rica.

via O’Grady: Honduras Defends Its Democracy – WSJ.com.

So, why is the White House, along with Castro, Ortega, and Chávez, supporting the illegal actions of Zelaya?

Stand with Iran’s Freedom Fighters

Posted June 25, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

Today’s racism

Posted June 3, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

When all else fails, supporters of Judge Sotomayor say that she is Hispanic and a woman, and that it would be politically dangerous to deny her a place on the Supreme Court. This is as much an insult to the intelligence of Hispanic and female voters as it is to the Constitution of the United States and to those who put their lives on the line for equal rights.

via Thomas Sowell : “Out of Context”: Part II – Townhall.com.

Republicans need to step up to the plate

Posted June 2, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

The real question is whether the Republican Senators have the guts to alert the public to the dangers of putting this kind of judge on the highest court in the land, so that they will at least have some chance of stopping the next one that comes along.

It would be considered a disgrace if an umpire in a baseball game let his “empathy” determine whether a pitch was called a ball or strike. Surely we should accept nothing less from a judge.

via Thomas Sowell : “Out of Context” – Townhall.com.

Thomas Sowell is head and shoulders above the rest.

Three strikes, we lose

Posted May 28, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold bible studies in their home, 10News reported.

via Couple: County Trying To Stop Home Bible Studies – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego.

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

via Sonia Sotomayor ‘La Raza member’

“We have so much room for improvement,” she said. “Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory … of how we are taking responsibility.”

via Pelosi appeals for China’s help on climate change

This country is in serious, serious trouble.

Not your corner coffee shop

Posted May 27, 2009 by The curator
Categories: aero

2009-05-26

“..and the size of my tip.”