Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Incidentally, my Ass!
In The Amnesty Fraud, Thomas Sowell writes the following:
"Incidentally, remember that 700-mile fence that Congress authorized last year? Only two miles have been built. That should tell us something about how seriously they are going to enforce other border security provisions in the current bill."

Via Power Line.

Thursday, May 17, 2007
Petrochemical Reality Check
George Will writes "Posturing at the Pumps" in today's Washington Post, where he notes that consumers are being gouged by their governments rather than the oil companies.
"While oil companies make about 13 cents on a gallon of gasoline, the federal
government makes 18.4 cents (the federal tax) and California's various
governments make 40.2 cents (the nation's third-highest gasoline tax). Pelosi's
San Francisco collects a local sales tax of 8.5 percent -- higher than the
state's average for local sales taxes."
Via Captain's Quarters.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Norman Podhoretz, writing in Commentary Magazine (online):
"In short, the plain and brutal truth is that if Iran is to be prevented from developing a nuclear arsenal, there is no alternative to the actual use of military force—any more than there was an alternative to force if Hitler was to be stopped in 1938."
Via Powerline.

Friday, May 11, 2007
The Global Warming Racket
"That’s what the global-warming protection racket is about: Hey, we can’t prove anything is actually happening, but look how many people we’ve got to agree with us! You’d better make a whole bunch of sacrifices which, by coincidence, exactly coincide with the political agenda of the anti-Western anti-industrial religion of ecodeism—or global warming will get you!"
Via protein wisdom.

Friday, May 05, 2006
The Power of Myth
Lee Harris on the staying power of socialism:
This is why socialism isn't dead, and why in our own century it may well spring back into life with a force and vigor shocking to those who have, with good reason, declared socialism to be no longer viable. It is also why Georges Sorel is perhaps even more relevant today than he was a hundred years ago. He knew that it was hopeless to guide men by reason and argument alone. Men need myths -- and until capitalism can come up with a transformative myth of its own, it may well be that many men will prefer to find their myths in the same place they found them in the first part of the twentieth century -- the myth of revolutionary socialism.
Emphasis mine. Via Instapundit.

Thursday, May 04, 2006
CAFE Standards Battle
To raise CAFE standards, or not to raise CAFE standards. That is not really the question.
While we should be launching a massive and comprehensive push for energy self-sufficiency, a bunch of point-scoring politicians are pandering to tree-huggers getting high on self-righteous Bush bashing down at the low-CARB CAFE.
Via Instapundit.

Monday, February 23, 2004
Motorcycle Gear on eBay
I'm currently selling a Chase Harper 1150 GM tank bag (item 2461996492) and a nice pair of Aerostitch Combat Touring Boots (item 2461974437) on eBay. Gotta make rent somehow.

Talk to you guys soon...