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Archive for December, 2011

Ann Coulter

30 Dec

on immigration.

As usual, she is correct.

 
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Posted in Elections, Immigration

 

Instapundit links this

30 Dec

as one of the top 7 illuminating graphs of the year. True, true.

 
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Posted in Budget

 

Interesting:

30 Dec

This might well be true. Obama should be very wary of any protest vote.

 
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Posted in Elections

 

I really doubt

30 Dec

it. The downside baggage would be HUGE. Yeah, some people (the press in particular) would be all a-twitter about such a ticket, but most Americans know Hillary as a liar and a cheat. The Rose Law Firm billing stuff would become front page news again (at least in the alternative media). It would also be an admission that Obama is in big trouble, and it would be a tacit admission that Obama’s judgment was bad when he chose Biden the buffoon. No, the only way that Obama replaces Biden is if Biden dies or is incapacitated.

If I were Biden, I’d test all my food for poison and make sure that I am chummy with my personal security people. If one is suddenly replaced by a new guy, watch out!

 
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It’s just one poll, and

29 Dec

I don’t think we should make too much of it, but these kinds of things bode well for Romney.

 
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Posted in Elections, Polls

 

Hinderaker has

29 Dec

it right.

I am looking for competence, not flash. There’s not really another even half-decent option. Time to wake up and smell the coffee!

 
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Posted in Primaries

 

No Obama scandals…

29 Dec

Riiiiiight

Honestly, you’d have to be a blithering idiot to believe that. And you’d have to be an insufferable hack to print it.

And when hackery intersects with personal bias, well, you have the lamestream media!

The pervasive media bias is not some organized conspiracy where “big bosses” give commands from the top. No, it is that the vast majority of “journalists” have very strong personal biases and no moral problem with lying and doing what they have to in order to make the facts fit their worldview. Many times it is quite transparent to the culprits, and in fact I think that most often it is.

It’s like science. If I believe that X will happen (it is an unstated assumption of fact), I’m both more likely to interpret anything as X and to be completely unsurprised by it. I mean, when I go to sit in a chair I don’t wonder if it will hold my (ever-increasing) weight–it is an assumption and I just presume that it is true. In science, there are many requirement meant to overcome just such a bias, from randomization to intrumentation procedures to peer review to making the data available to others.

In fact, one way that you KNOW that the “global warming” supposed scientists were lying is because they refused to release their data and even tried to hide it! Real scientists don’t do that kind of crap. If they were on the level they would have said, “Here’s the raw data, YOU tell me what you think it means.” If someone else has a different interpretation of the data, then it is incumbent upon me to argue as to why I think my explanation is better. No, the “global warming” ‘scientists’ just said, “Shut up and take yer medicine–we are the experts and you are too stupid to understand.”

Uh, THAT’s not science. Not even close.

See, science is about finding truth. All the procedures are meant to further that end. Is it perfect? Not by a long shot, and I can easily make a persuasive argument that all science is fatally flawed as a path to absolute truth. But it is a good way of knowing. My iPod works, and sometimes that’s all I care about. I can wrestle with the epistemological issues when this Judas Priest song is over.

And this is exactly where the journalists of our day have failed us. They have claimed to have “the truth” and yet they are known to engage in deception. They have no methods (like scientists) to mitigate their biases, and they are left entirely to their own good behavior. They assume that because their intent is good, they must be telling the truth. I’m sorry, but the road to Hell …

This is perhaps the poorest sort of epistemology the world has ever known. It is half-baked, and doesn’t even really deserve the description of “epistemology.” It frequently leads to error, and there is no corrective. Hence, the unmitigated disaster the media is today. There is ONLY opinion, and there are no facts. That means that the kookiest conspiracy theory has just as much relevant backing as anything else. Welcome to post-modernism.

 

 
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Posted in Corruption, Lamestream Media, Politics

 

Obama says he needs

29 Dec

more money. Big money. Amigo money. 1.2 trillion dollars.

If we had a President who didn’t spend like a Giardia victim uses the toilet, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

 
 

A major coup

28 Dec

for Romney.

Look folks, it’s over. Nothing left but the crying by the losers. We will wait for the finish, but we already know how this film ends.

What this shows is that the crest of the wave is breaking. Head for safe ground–the ground of the winner.

 
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Ben Nelson

28 Dec

to “retire.”

He’s not the first, and I doubt he’ll be the last. Democrats are feeling the heat and they have rightly supposed that now is the time to stop fishing, take the money, and cut bait.

Nelson got a lot of crap (which he richly deserved) for the “Cornhusker Kickback” that allowed Obamacare to pass. He’s paying the price for it now.

 
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