Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Prince William County Boycotts the Boycott

I think I’ll go local this week. Now this is funny.

Vigil held to protest resolution

For those not in the know, Prince William County and Loudoun County in Northern Virginia have taken on the burden of illegal immigration contol that was recently shucked away by the feds. Now the illegal immigrant community (yes, there is one) and those residents and businesses that support them have actually gone racist, and decided to boycott non-hispanic businesses.

"We hope, our family hopes that the immigrant community will come out and show their economic strength this week during the boycott," said Trest, whose business has declined by 30 to 40 percent at the family's laundromats in Dumfries and Woodbridge since the board proposed the resolution in July.

Trest spoke at a press conference organized by Mexicans Without Borders at the Chinn Park Regional Library on Monday.

Now for the funny part. Not only has the boycott had no effect on Prince William County, but those that do not support unfettered illegal immigration and live in Fairfax County are travelling to Prince William to shop and break the boycott. In addition, the county administrator, Corey Stewart, is urging those residents that do not support illegal immigration to boycott those business that support the original boycott. Talk about overplaying your hand. They should change their organization to Mexicans Without Supporters.

Prince William official fires back at boycott

But Stewart is urging community members who support the new policies to avoid stores and restaurants that support the immigrants.

The illegal ones that is...

Needless to say, TSW supports the boycott of the boycott. At least someone, somewhere, is doing something.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Arrogance of the Left

Now this is rich! If anything, it should prove more liberal bias in yet another print medium.

Book chief: Conservatives want slogans

Liberals read more books than conservatives. The head of the book publishing industry's trade group says she knows why — and there's little flattering about conservative readers in her explanation.

"The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple slogans: 'No, don't raise my taxes, no new taxes,'" Pat Schroeder, president of the American Association of Publishers, said in a recent interview. "It's pretty hard to write a book saying, 'No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes' on every page."

I didn't realize that Pat Shroeder was such a simplistic thinker. Here are the results as relayed by the AP. Shall we try to decipher them? (or just cipher, as some say)

The AP-Ipsos poll found 22 percent of liberals and moderates said they had not read a book within the past year, compared with 34 percent of conservatives.

Might I suggest another reason. More conservatives actually work for a living. I suspect if you removed the self help/self pity books from this equation, the numbers would be even.

Among those who had read at least one book, liberals typically read nine books in the year, with half reading more than that and half less. Conservatives typically read eight, moderates five.

OK, so all of this fuss over a difference of ONE, yes 1, book per year (among those that read at all). One book per year is all it takes in the liberal mind to verify their own brilliance and superiority. Moderates appear to be lucky if they can read.

By slightly wider margins, Democrats tended to read more books than Republicans and independents. There were no differences by political party in the percentage of those who said they had not read at least one book.

Let's weed through this. Liberals read more than Conservatives, but Democrats read about the same amount as Republicans? I'm trying to reconcile that, but it could mean several things. Either there is a massive number of liberal Republicans reading up a storm, or there are a bunch of Conservative Democrats that never crack a book. I think that we can only conclude that this poll has no meaning whatsoever, and that Pat Shroeder shouldn't be the the head of anything.

I suspect the real reason for these differences, if they exist at all, is that more conservatives are raising a family. How many parents are able to actually sit for any length of time and read? Anyone?

In any case, its nice to see Schroeder doing such a good job at highlighting her own arrogance, as well as that of the left. As Dirty Harry once said, "You're a legend in your own mind."

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Just Do It...

Billed as a savior of conservatives left cold by 2008 Republican White House hopefuls, screen star Fred Thompson Friday dips a toe into the race in Iowa. But has his rescue mission come too late?

TV star Thompson set for 2008 Iowa test-run

The craggy former senator's visit to supporters in the strategic state is the latest signal that an official campaign launch is imminent.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My First Swipe at Obama

I'm not sure what this means, but Barack sure comes off like an amatuer.

Answering a question on how he would refocus U.S. troops out of Iraq to better fight terrorism, he said, "We've to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there."

Obama Gets Warning From Voter: Don't Fight With Democratic Rivals

Huh? Is he claiming that we kill civilians only? Intentionally? I guess our soldiers are either incompetent or criminal. I think I'm starting to sound like Hillary.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sorry for the Delay

I apologize for the David Beckham style comeback. Let me sum it up for you...

New Computer
Lightning Strike
Network Down

I think that about says it all. In any case, We're back, and Fred Thompson still hasn't announced.