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UPDATE: Roll Crimson Tide, Roll

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

That roaring sound you hear?  It’s the sound of the groundswell that will turn Obama out of office.   Here is the latest UnSkewed Polls projection:

Tomorrow I’ll be posting my tarot reading of the impending election.  Stay tuned.

 

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Yet another further, different ObamaCare SCOTUS post

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Having now read more teeth-gnashing opinions from conservative pundits on how the Right really got its clock cleaned with the Sebelius decision, I have a few additional thoughts.

First, the idea that Chief Justice Roberts ruled as he did in order to curry favor with Left-leaning opinion-makers and the Georgetown cocktail party set seems really feeble.  If Roberts was truly a “stealth” liberal, why did he rule the way he did in Citizens United?  The Left’s equivalent of Roe v. Wade would have seemed to be a worthy candidate for a decision to obtain for Roberts the approbation of the Left.   Why did he wait until now to reveal his colors?  Anyone espousing this view needs to provide more support for it than simply claiming that Roberts is a “traitor.”

Second, if this is decision such a disaster for the Right and such a huge win for the Left, why were the liberals on the Court –  particularly Ginsburg – so peeved by the decision?  They issued a concurring opinion roundly criticizing the Chief Justice’s reasoning, but nonetheless had to swallow their distaste and sign on to Roberts’ opinion in order to obtain the result they so clearly desired – the upholding of the ACA.

What this appears to me is a fixation among conservatives with the outcome at the expense of the reasoning.  Roe v. Wade is roundly (and rightly) criticized for slipshod legal reasoning in Justice Blackmun’s opinion.  If the result of the case – overturning states’ abortion laws – had been done by an act of Congress, conservatives would still be unhappy, but not as unhappy has having a specious “right” created out of thin air where none exists under the Constitution.  It is more important in my opinion to focus on how the Court reached its result, rather than simply foam at the mouth about how bad the result was.  Really, does any conservative want to be seen as the same kind of mewling, whiny, punk-ass bitch as the Wisconsin Weeping Boy? (“This was the end of democracy. [sniff] The end of the USA as we know it just happened. [sniff]”).  To those on the Right, I say: MAN UP!

Here, conservatives are unhappy that ObamaCare has been ruled constitutional and direct their ire at the Court for allowing it to stand.  Forget that it took one vote – Republican Olympia Snowe’s – to send the bill out of Senate committee to a vote.  Forget that it took arm-twisting and bribes by the President to get it passed by the Senate, which Republicans were unable to prevent.  Forget that it took parliamentary shenanagins to get the monstrosity passed by both houses of Congress.  Conservatives failed politically, and were looking to the Supremes to save them – never a safe bet (See, e.g., McConnell v. FEC, the Supreme Court decision that initially upheld the McCain-Feingold assault on free speech.  George W. Bush signed that POS law assuming that the Supremes would overrule it, thus allowing him to appear to be for it when he was really against it.  Well played, W. /s).

Fix the problem with the ballot box.

Kwitcherbellyakin.

(For a more thoughtful analysis in concert with my view, read this: The Chief Justice Done Good.)

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This says it all.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Courtesy of  Sister Toldjah:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why on Earth is Obama the President?

 

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Gallery of the Intrepid – Women In Aviation Edition

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

In which your Wiccapundit gets to indulge: (1) his love of all things aviation; (2) his respect for people who demonstrate exceptional skills and tremendous achievements; and (3) his appreciation for the lovelier half of the population.

Jackie Cochran is even more awesomer than Teh Awesome.

(Jackie in the cockpit of the F-86 Sabre she used to break the sound barrier; with her friend and wingman Chuck Yeager.  You might have heard of him.)

In her 20’s, the incredible Ms. Cochran learned to fly in just three weeks, and quickly obtained her commercial pilot’s certificate (not “license,” because the FAA doesn’t understand what a “license” is).  She then proceeded to establish, oh, just a few aviation records:

First woman to enter the Bendix Inter-continental Air Race (in 1935).

First woman to break the sound barrier, flying the first production airplane to break the sound barrier (with Chuck Yeager as her wingman).

First woman to fly Mach 2.

First woman to land on and take off from an aircraft carrier.

First woman to pilot a bomber across the North Atlantic (in 1941).

First civilian woman to receive the Distinguished Service Medal, for her leadership in creating and commanding the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), which transported military aircraft overseas during World War II.  Also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

First woman to fly a jet aircraft across the Atlantic.

The only woman ever to be President of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.

Five-time winner of the Harmon Trophy as the outstanding female aviator in the world.

Still holds more distance and speed records than any pilot living or dead, male or female.

Oh, yeah, and she worked as a test pilot for both Northrop and Lockheed, and was one of 13 women in the Mercury 13 Project, which considered the use of women as astronauts.  The candidates were not accepted for training, however, as NASA’s requirements for astronauts at the time were that they be military jet test pilots and hold engineering degrees.  In 1962, no women met both those requirements.

She was also a highly successful businesswoman, despite the lack of a formal education.  A lifelong Republican, she narrowly lost a bid for Congress, losing by only 3,199 votes to the first Asian-American Congressman, Democrat Dalip Singh Saund.  This was one of the few failures in her storied career.  (If you can call NOT being elected to Congress a failure.)

She devoted considerable time and money to charitable causes, particularly those assisting persons from impoverished backgrounds like her own.

And to top it off, she was pretty hawt:

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Meet the leeches

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

– Wiccapundit

When you argue with liberals about people mooching off the system and draining the productive wealth of this country, you usually get a response like: “well, that’s just an apocryphal story”, or  “you can’t rely on unsourced anecdotes to prove your point.”

Really?  Here’s two rock-solid, sourced examples:

The first is a copy of a receipt from a grocery store for five 24-packs of Mountain Dew, a half-dozen cold-water lobsters, and two Porterhouse steaks.  Total: $141.78, paid for with FOOD STAMPS.

I mean, seriously?  Who drinks Mountain Dew with steak and lobster?

Snopes verified it, and yes, it’s true, because the guy who bought the stuff has been arraigned in criminal court in Menominee, Michigan for trying to sell it.  Yes, it’s apparently legal to buy these kinds of comestibles with money obtained from the public tit; you just can’t turn around and sell them.  Jeez, heartless conservatives trying to keep a man down for doin’ a little arbitrage action?

But as the Democrats whine, “we can’t allow draconian Republican cuts of even a penny from these absolutely necessary social safety-net programs.”

The second takes a few minutes to watch.  Watch it.  This is the face of the blood-sucking parasite attached to your ass, exsanguinating you as you slave away at an actual … what do they call it?  Oh yeah, a job.

This guy should be taken out into the street and beaten senseless with whatever musical instrument he supposedly plays.  As Judge Judy says: “seventy thousand dollars down the sewer.”

Paging John Galt; Mr. Galt, you have a call.

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Why do we labor? Ask Mr. Galt.

Monday, September 6th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

On this Labor Day, Mr. Denninger asks the first, and suggests the second. Read this.  Think about it.  It’s that important.

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Oh Hell Yes.

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

“This Is Not The Land Of Guarantees, But It’s The Land Of Opportunity.”

I am so going to see this.  You will too; I said so.

(h/t Ace)

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