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Archive for December 16th, 2007

Decency Frightens Elizabeth Edwards

Posted by Mike on December 16, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards, the picture of charm itself, has admitted that she’s actually afraid of Republicans.   This really isn’t surprising when you remember that she’s also afraid of being decent to her neighbors, backing up asinine statements with something that at least resembles a fact, Holy Water, and letting her husband fight his own battles.

This latest tantrum gives new meaning to the politics of fear, an amusing meaning, but a new one all the same.

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Joe Lieberman Endorses John McCain

Posted by Mike on December 16, 2007

Former Democrat Vice Presidential nominee Joe Lieberman will endorse John McCain for President tomorrow.  Under normal circumstances, winning praise from such a prominent Democrat is nothing to brag about, but these are interesting times we’re living in.  With the nation at war and most national Democrats actually trying to undermine our efforts, Lieberman’s support for the War on Terror, including its Iraq front, has earned the respect of conservatives.

Under these circumstances, getting the most important issue right can cause people to overlook many disagreements, and there are many. Lieberman is a pro-choice, big government, high taxing liberal.  He also happens to realize that the issues he holds dear are meaningless if the nation cannot protect its own security.  Conservatives appreciate this.  For this reason, McCain’s campaign should get a bump out of this.

Lieberman’s endorsement won’t clinch the nomination for McCain.  Endorsements alone can’t do that.  It will get him some favorable press coverage though, and it will remind voters of McCain’s greatest strength, his belief in the policy of peace through strength.

I wonder if the MSM will characterize Lieberman’s shift from Al Gore’s ticket in 2000 to John McCain’s campaign in 2008 as “growth”?  I won’t hold my breath.

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“When Ordering, Speak English”

Posted by Ryan on December 16, 2007

In today’s Culture Wars battlefield, even speaking the common language is a concept under assault by the Left and foes of the kind of assimilation that for over 200 years has aided new Americans in achieving the American Dream. 

I’ve driven by, but have never been to, Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia.  In the window is a conspicuous sign stating, “This is America.  When ordering ‘Speak English.'”  Geno’s Owner Joe Vento is defending the sign even though he’s getting a lot of criticisms, especially accusations of the sign being discriminatory.  Vento believes that its a legitimate business practice since so many people have not been ordering in English over the last few years and he wants to make money by getting the lines to move faster.  Lawyers for the Commission on Human Relations believe the sign to be “intimidating,” hearkening back to the days of “Whites Only” signs in the Jim Crow South.

Congress needs to pass a law making English as the official language of government.  Then, private business and other non-government groups will have the freedom to choose the best business model without all the discrimination from liberal groups.  I have about ten Spanish-speaking channels on my cable plan.  I don’t want them, but my cable network is not a la carte so I have no choice but to pay for those stations that I will never watch.  Why isn’t that discrimination against English-speaking cable viewers that don’t want to pay for channels they don’t want? 

Because I can change the station to one that speaks the common tongue.  If you don’t want to order a cheesesteak in English at Geno’s, then don’t eat at Geno’s.  It’s Philadelphia, and I’m telling you, other places sell cheesesteaks!  Why do we need a lawsuit against Joe Vento when one can freely choose to boycott the restaurant?  “Whites Only” was the articulation of a policy that was mandated by the state and unfortunately sanctioned by the Supreme Court in 1896.  “Speak English” is a concept quite ignored by our politicians.  In my opinion, the state should leave Geno’s alone and those upset about the sign should eat somewhere else. 

AP photo.

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