Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moonbat Whoopi Goldberg Denies Moon Landing

I've written before about the incredibly stupid sayings of some celebrities. The television program "The View" is an especially rich source of inane utterings. We have Joy Beher, who claims it's impossible for an African-American to be a racist or Rosie O'Donnell claiming 9/11 was an inside job because she didn't think that fire could melt or weaken metal (despite the fact metalworkers and blacksmiths have been doing just that for millennia). But the gift that keeps on giving is Whoopi Goldberg.

Goldberg insulted Sen. John McCain, who was running for president last year, by asking if she had to fear becoming a slave again. She was apparently iunaware that she was never a slave, innocent of any knowledge of the Civil War, the 13th Amendment or that Sen. McCain spent six years in a Vietnamese snakepit defending her against slavery.

Goldberg's latest contribution to celebrity inanity occurred on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 misison when she voiced doubt that the moon landing had ever occured. Her reason for this is that she claimed that the flag planted by Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin was apparently waving in a breeze.

CNN recently interviewed "Mythbusters" Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage about this very topic. Be sure to wait until about 2:50 to see how astronout Buzz Aldrin handled a moon-landing denier.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Founding Father’s Thoughts on American Independence

John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers, had some definite thoughts about the Declaration of Independence. He put those thoughts in a letter to his wife, Abigail.

Warning: Contains explicit references to guns and God.

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

California's Broke -- So What?

It’s official. California is broke. In the next few days, the media will be full of stories of woe of people claiming they are harmed by the loss of state funds.

These people will all have something in common, whether they are welfare recipients, teachers or members of public service unions — all are feeding at the public trough and believe they have a special claim on the common purse.

What about those who foot the bill, the taxpayers? Every California taxpayer should ask themselves if they are harmed by the state running out of money. This is one of the highest-taxed states in the Union, and those who pay no taxes, about half the population, receive a disproportionate share of tax benefits.

I hear politicians claim that taxes must be raised to meet the services demanded by the people.

I have to ask, “Who is making these demands?”

I suspect it’s not those who have to pay the bill.