The Shrinking US Deficit

August 24, 2007

Courtesy the New York Sun, here’s where the “out-of-control” US spending deficit is heading.

Deficit % of GDP
2004 $413 billion 3.6%
2005 $318 billion 2.6%
2006 $248 billion 1.9%
2007 $158 billion 1.2%

The 2007 estimates come from the Congressional Budget Office.

Aren’t tax cuts grand?


The Depravity Of YouTube

August 24, 2007

Google subsidiary YouTube follows its parent – victimizing the weak and appeasing the strong. There will be a reckoning for this depravity.

We initially dropped Google because it’s run by hypocrites – appeasing China’s dictators while opposing the US government.

It does so because it fears the Chinese dictatorship (which rules by violence) and does not fear the US government (which rules by laws).

Google recently bought YouTube.

Here’s a current YouTube video made by terrorists killing a US tank with an IED. The attack will have seriously injured the crew, and may have killed them.

Thus YouTube provides a pulpit to people who kill the soldiers fighting to keep us (including YouTube and Google) safe, and the Iraqis free.

Now consider this YouTube video of a pregnant woman being told by a Brit Social Services employees how they they plan to take her baby as soon as it’s born.

Except you can’t because YouTube suppressed it to protect the state bullies.

So why does YouTube show the attempted murder of our defenders, and censor state-sanctioned bullying of a poor, partially blind, and heavily pregnant woman?

The answer can only be that YouTube, like Google, fears the strong – who might terrorize it or sue it – and is contemptuous of the weak and law-abiding.

There is good news – a depraved Google leaves a huge gap in the market for a civilized competitor.

The Unstaunch Republican

August 24, 2007

The Brit MSM describes Senator John Warner as a staunch Republican. In fact he’s a Republican In Name Only (RINO).

The Financial Times, scarcely containing its glee:

John Warner, the most influential Republican senator on military affairs, on Thursday called on President George W. Bush to bring some troops home from Iraq by Christmas to send a “sharp and clear message” to the Iraqi government.

The London Times, ditto:

President Bush appears to have lost one of his most crucial Republican allies on Iraq and perhaps the party’s most influential voice on the war when Senator John Warner last night demanded the start of a troop withdrawal from Iraq by Christmas.

In fact Warner is a thoroughly nasty piece of work, opposing everything Republicans value, and supporting everything they hate.

He is among the minority of Republicans to support gun control laws. He voted for the Brady Bill and, in 1999, was one of only five Republicans to vote to close the so-called “gun show loophole.”

In 2004 Warner was one of three Republicans to sponsor an amendment by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that sought to provide for a 10-year extension of the Assault Weapons Ban.

He is pro-choice and supports embryonic stem cell research, although he receives high ratings from pro-life groups because he votes for most abortion restrictions.

On June 15, 2004, Warner was among the minority of his party to vote to expand hate crime laws to include sexual orientation as a protected category.

He supports a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but he raised concerns about the most recent Federal Marriage Amendment as being too restrictive as it would have potentially banned civil unions as well.

In 1987, Warner was one of the Republicans who crossed party line to reject the nomination of Robert Bork by President Reagan.

Pols who are anti-gun, pro-abortion, anti-family, and anti-Jew normally call themselves “Democrats”.

But Warner runs as a Republican because of the sharp political division of the State of Virginia. We lived there for a while, so can speak of it with some authority.

North Virginia includes many large suburbs of Washington and is stuffed with lefties feeding off taxpayers’ money. South Virginia has military installations and decent farming folks, and the people are family-centered, patriotic, fight for their country, and own guns.

However there are more people in the north than the south, so Warner is a Democrat who calls himself a Republican for insurance.

And that’s why he’s an appeaser.