Thursday, May 29, 2008

When Your Property Isn't Yours

A 1991 law entitled the Wetland Conservation Act evidently gives the DNR the ability to tell landowners what they can or can't do with their property. Chad Hunt hosted a mudder truck event on his land that tore up much of his property. The Star Tribune has the story including an aerial photograph taken by the DNR of the damage to Hunt's property.

The DNR says that Hunt has to restore his land and may even face fines and jail. There may be more to the story than the Star Tribune is reporting, but I am amazed that the state government can tell a landowner what he can or can't do with his private property.

This seems to me to be a prime example of something that is terribly wrong with our country when private property rights are being trampled upon so egregiously.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Barack Obama's Gaffes and the Media's Silence

Brent Bozell has an interesting column that lists a slew of gaffes that Barack Obama has made throughout his campaign and then suggests a media double standard--what if John McCain made the same gaffes.

It is evident that the media is in the tank for Obama, so it is not surprising to see these gaffes overlooked. But how can anyone legitimately argue there is no bias in the media with these kinds of examples so rampant?

Socialism in the U.S. Congress

Let there be no doubt about it, there are socialists in the United States Congress. If you think otherwise, you are naive or disingenuous. Here is a piece of evidence:


The video is funny because of her Freudian slip, but frightening because of the ideology she espouses.

In case you can't watch the video, here is what she said,

"And, guess what this liberal will be all about? This liberal will be about socializing... uh, will be about, basically taking over and the government running all of your companies."

We must rid Washington of the socialists and replace them with sensible and responsible policy makers.

HT: Gateway Pundit via Uncorrelated

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Global Warming Scepticism at WCCO (and KSTP)

LIke radio talk show host Jason Lewis, I like to refer to WCCO as WDFL, though in all honesty, I don't think KSTP or KARE are much better, if at all. But WCCO meteorologist Mike Fairbourne is an outspoken critic of man-made global warming.

The Star Tribune has an article on Fairbourne today that states that Fairbourne is one of over 31,000 scientists to have signed a petition for the U.S. government to reject the Kyoto protocol.

The petition states,

"We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto ... and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.

"There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."

The same article states that KSTP meteorologist Dave Dahl is also a critic of man-made global warming science.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Obama is Just Another Liberal

Barack Obama likes to portray himself as something "new," yet anyone that takes a few minutes to investigate his positions, his words, and his character will learn that he is just like every other liberal politician.

Hillary Clinton was lampooned when she "misspoke" regarding her memory of a visit to Bosnia, but now Barack Obama's "memory" has been brought into question as well. Watch this video and see Barack Obama lie like a Clinton.

But there is more to liberal politicians than lying. Here is a direct quote from Senator Obama,

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

We all know that when a liberal invokes this kind of argument that governmental restriction on behaviors is what is under discussion. How exactly is Senator Obama going to ensure that we don't "drive our SUVs," "eat as much as we want," or "keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times?"

Senator Obama is a socialist through and through. He wants to decide how we live and what we can or can't do.

HT: Uncorrelated

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

If Only I Was Ten Again...

There is going to be a live-action version of G.I. Joe movie released in 2009. My brother and I played G.I. Joe endlessly when we were kids. A real G.I. Joe movie in 1988 would have been the movie event of my short life. Now, it is an odd curiosity--I want for it to be good, but I don't have any reason to believe it will be anything but silly.

But it certainly brings back some fond memories.

Do you remember these names:

Duke, Shipwreck, Gung Ho, Scarlett, Destro, Snake Eyes, and Storm Shadow?

The director is Stephen Sommers, who wrote and directed The Mummy series of movies. One of the screenwriters, Stuart Beattie, wrote the screenplays for the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

The most pressing question I have is, "Will anyone die in this movie?"