Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Musings With The Crew

Now that chicken-palooza has died down a little bit, on with the countdown!

  • Another mass shooting took place yesterday at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, WI.  Six people were killed and four wounded before police shot and killed the suspect, 40 year old Wade Michael Page.  Page, described as a U.S. Army veteran with "white-supremacist" tattoos, apparently lived in nearby Cudahy, WI.  This will probably turn out to be misdirected craziness by another ignorant mouthbreather, Sikhs have been targeted by anti-Islamists frequently since 9/11.  One interesting sidebar is how quickly this shooting was labeled "domestic terrorism" by government officials.  Contrast that with the 2009 killing of 13 people at Fort Hood by an "allahu akbar" shouting radical Islamist Nidal Hassan.  Almost 3 years later, that massacre is still officially just "workplace violence".  

That's not how Harry rides Stanley
  • So I just got off the phone with a highly placed staffer in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office this morning.  Under strict conditions of anonymity, he told me that Senator Reid regularly forces himself on Stanley, Barack Obama's favorite unicorn late at night in the White House stables.  Evidently the violated Stanley was overheard by a stable boy pleading "Please stop Senator, I vote NEIGHHHHH" !  Don't believe me?  I have just as much evidence of Reid's unicoupling as he does for his claim that Mitt Romney hasn't paid any taxes over the last 10 years.  Reid's pathetic and immoral rumour mongering on the floor of the U.S. Senate (where he is immune from any blowback) is another example of one of the left's favorite mantras....."it's not the nature of the evidence, it's the seriousness of the charge".  Just ask Clarence Thomas, the Duke lacrosse team, Steven Pagones, Stanley, the list is endless.  

  • Oft-cited by anti-voter ID wonks, the Brennan Center for Justice claims 11% of eligible voters do not have a government issued photo ID.  Okey dokey, let's run some numbers for the state of Kansas.  Kansas passed a voter ID law in the last few months which has its first trial run with tomorrow's election.  There are 1.7 million registered voters in Kansas.  Let's round down to 10% to make the numbers easy....that means as many as 170,000 voters in Kansas don't have photo ID.  Obviously the  DMV offices in Kansas have been flooded with tens of thousands of voters seeking a FREE photo ID.  But wait Crew you say, some of those voters have no way to get to the DMV for the free ID.  OK, let's say that 90% of those 170,000 Kansans are incapable of getting to an office for their ID.  That still leaves 17,000 beating down the doors for their ID.  Um, not exactly.  Of those 170,000 Kansas voters that the Brennan Center claims are out there, a grand total of 32 have taken Kansas up on the offer of a free ID.  
  • The good news is that the Mars Rover landed safely on the red planet late last night.  The bad news is that Barack Obama wasn't on it.  

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