Axis of Right

Three Native Rhode Islanders Commenting From the Right on Politics and Anything Else

Archive for April 1st, 2008

I’ll Take Big Mac Over The Whopper

Posted by Mike on April 1, 2008

Christopher Hitchens’ (probably my favorite radical atheist), latest column says much of what the media should have been reporting about She Who Must Not Be Named for the last sixteen years. Even in this, the least deceptive phase of their SWMNBN coverage, the media still can’t manage to report the true scope of the witch’s habit of lying. Fortunately, Hitchens never developed the habit of biting his tongue, as this gem about SWMNBN’s sellout of Bosnia for socialized medicine demonstrates:

It’s hardly necessary for me to point out that the United States did not receive national health care in return for its acquiescence in the murder of tens of thousands of European civilians. But perhaps that is the least of it. Were I to be asked if [SWMNBN] has ever lost any sleep over those heaps of casualties, I have the distinct feeling that I could guess the answer. She has no tears for anyone but herself. In the end, and over her strenuous objections, the United States and its allies did rescue our honor and did put an end to Slobodan Milosevic and his state-supported terrorism. Yet instead of preserving a polite reticence about this, or at least an appropriate reserve, [SWMNBN] now has the obscene urge to claim the raped and slaughtered people of Bosnia as if their misery and death were somehow to be credited to her account! Words begin to fail one at this point. Is there no such thing as shame? Is there no decency at last? Let the memory of the truth, and the exposure of the lie, at least make us resolve that no [member of her family] ever sees the inside of the White House again.

Fortunately this is the year when the media began to report some of SWMNBN’s nasty habits. Granted, they’re not telling the entire story and the only reason they’re telling some of it is because Empty Suits are in fashion this year in media circles. Thank God for that. Thank God for Hitchens, just don’t tell him I said that.

Posted in Election 2008, Media Bias, Politics | Leave a Comment »

Just Another Day in Jersey

Posted by Ryan on April 1, 2008

Here are a few tidbits from the Garden State on this very slow news day:

Truckers, looking for vengeance due to high diesel prices, take it out on (where else!) the New Jersey Turnpike by stalling traffic in one of the nation’s busiest corridors.  Tax and cut Governor Jon Corzine was not present to extract extra tolls from the truckers (I heard there were seat-belt issues involved).

A New Jersey Mathematician at NJIT has figured out a mundane way to pick winning baseball teams… yet, on this kind of news day, this is good stuff: pick the obvious teams and have a disclaimer that pitching, rookies and other intangibles may affect the outcome…  so, when can we go to Vegas with this guy?

Another buzz around town happens to be about a new book which just hit the shelves of my local Barnes and Nobles, called The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption, which cites (of all things) corruption at the very heart of New Jersey politics!  Oh my! 

And by the way, 84 year old New Jersey Senator Democrat Frank Lautenberg has decided to run for reelection this year!  I can’t wait for Jon Corzine to make his first age crack at McCain (a whopping 13 years younger than Lautenberg).  I wouldn’t put it passed Corzine, who might just have the Legislature levy a “speaking about McCain” tax to ease the property tax burden. 

Corzine, who can’t raise taxes quick enough on every little thing he can imagine, is under threat of a laudable, if ultimately laughable, recall effort — the folks at the center of the recall consider themselves “Whigs” to boot!  Nice.

Sometimes one just has to sit back, exhale, and think: wow, I love this state!

AP photo.

Posted in Anything Else, Culture, Election 2008, Politics, Sports | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »