Tuesday tidbits (and an Open Thread, of course)

Victorian posy of pansiesDennis Prager asks a very important question:  What do you learn when you compare what Leftists and what conservatives view as the greatest evils in the world today.  Using this analysis reveals just how bereft the Left is of any moral compass.  Or rather, it has a moral compass, only it works backwards.  As for me, I’m wondering if there’s any way I can slip the ideas in this article before my Leftist friends so that they think about the concepts without become too defensive to absorb them.

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Wendy Davis got into a war of words with Bristol Palin, who pointed out that Davis’ actual life, as opposed to her imaginary life, is nothing to be proud of.  A few comments.

First, I was absolutely blown away by something Davis said in her defense, regarding her relationship with her adult daughters:  “I have always been and will always be the most important female in their lives.”  That’s a pretty monumental ego you’ve got there, Little Lady.  An ego that size much explains everything about Davis’s life choices and her lies.

Second, Palin is right, as Greg demonstrates in nice graphic form.

Third, Pat Sajak came up with the best tweets ever regarding Davis’s imaginary bio:

By the way, if you want an endless stream of humor, follow Sajak on Twitter.  He’s a gifted satirist and social observer who elegantly compresses his thoughts into 120 characters:

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NPR tries to push a minimum wage increase with a story about Henry Ford’s decision to offer high wages to get the best employees.  It doesn’t seem to occur to the geniuses at publicly supported radio that there’s a difference between a business making a strategic decision to get the best employees possible, and a government forcing all businesses to pay higher wages to everyone across the board, whether they’re yutzes or the most wonderful employees ever.  Even more disheartening than this, well, stupidity is the only word for it, is my sense that there’s no way to get those NPR drones to understand that there is a difference.  Sigh.

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  • Danny Lemieux

    Just in case some people missed it, Wendy Davis went on to say “..I’m very proud I’ve been able to be a role model, a friend, a mother to these two beautiful girls I’ve raised.”
    Uh, no, Wendy…the point was that it was the husband you dumped, not you, that raised them.
     

  • jj

    America has no idea what a scam NPR is.  No idea.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    “is my sense that there’s no way to get those NPR drones to understand that there is a difference.”
     
    There is one way to do it. Drop them into a pit and have them fight for their wages. It’ll be Wage Games instead of Hunger Games.
     
    “her adult daughters:  “I have always been and will always be the most important female in their lives.” 
     
    Sounds like she thinks she is an authority that can command obedience.
     
    “Or rather, it has a moral compass, only it works backwards.  ”
     
    Exactly, they have a moral compass, an ethic, virtues, and a religious good vs evil system. It just ain’t anything we would recognize as being the same. Their beauty is our ugliness, vice a versa 2.

  • http://photoncourier.blogspot.com David Foster

    Henry Ford’s main contribution to the rise of a large middle class was of course the increased productivity made possible by production-line methods, and the many efficiencies that affordable autos and trucks created throughout the economy. Without higher productivity, nothing that government or unions edicted, or that Henry chose to do of his own free will, could have enabled a sustainable high wage.
    The $5/day wage was a gutsy thing, but it was largely a response to the very high turnover among employees who found assembly-line work very stressful and unpleasant. Here’s an excerpt from an (anonymous) letter written to Mr Ford by the wife of a Ford worker:
    “The chain system you have is a slave driver! My God! Mr Ford. My husband has come home & thrown himself down and won’t eat his supper–so done out! Can’t it be remedied?…That $5 a day is a blessing–a bigger one than you know, but oh they earn it.”
    See my post the automotive century and mass production.

  • JKB

    On the morning after Obama declared CAGW a fact in the SOTU, we have this:
     
    “Like many of us, I suspect the sharks did not believe that the area would actually receive any winter weather,” Mississippi Department of Wildlife spokesperson Matt Shepherd tells us. “It is like a Shark-slushy out there. The animals all appear to be alive, so please do not approach any frozen sharks. They will probably thaw later in the week and swim back out into the gulf.” 
    thegatewaypundit…brrr-150-frozen-sharks-found-along-gulf-coast-as-winter-storm-hits-south/ 
     
    Stay frosty out there and avoid the shark slushy.  It’s biting cold.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    If you put a Leftist out there, they would look little different from the frozen sharks. The same zombie frozen expressions, the same hunger to eat humans once they thaw.
     
     

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Book, you call them drones, I call them zombies. But essentially they are tools. A necromaster that summons zombies to save the world from evil is not a villain, maybe an anti hero though.
    So the point isn’t to convince them of anything. The goal here is to use them. That is what they are good for. Of course you can’t convince them of things, they need a working brain and a human soul for that. So we use them to defeat evil, and worry about implanting a soul and a spine in them later.
     
     

  • Danny Lemieux

    I saw the frosty shark article and noticed that it was only cited by one local Arkansas picture with a crummy photoshopped picture. I’m afraid that it’s a hoax. 
     

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    As for me, I’m wondering if there’s any way I can slip the ideas in this article before my Leftist friends so that they think about the concepts without become too defensive to absorb them.
     
    My personal style with inner city black Democrats is to use their racial grievances and turn them against the Left. Convincing them that everything they were raised to believe was wrong, would be like Book trying to stop Bas Rutten from punching forward. It’s force on force there, those with the superior force or brain washing power, wins. Instead, take their forward charging momentum and use it as a weapon against them. If the blacks want whites to hate, give them Clinton, Debbie, Ted Kennedy, or some other white Democrat. If they refuse to hate on them, charge them with being a race traitor, uncle tom, or lackey of the plantation masters. Turn the weapons back on the Left. Once they have the proper hate against the proper targets, most of the work is done.
     
    People think of the LEft as some kind of debate society they have to win. They need a proper education in guerilla warfare and unconventional warfare.