Wizbang Wednesday Wrap-up

I know what you’re thinking. Wrap-ups are usually done at the end of the week. This one is a little different. After Kevin and I discussed it, I’m probably going to make this a regular Wednesday feature for a while at least. So without further ado, I’ll introduce this week’s theme…

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Howard dean is getting his own syndicated column.

WINNERS: People who were not sure how to spell “Yeeeeeeeeeeeeyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!”

LOSERS: The humorously named ‘Cagle Cartoons’ who syndicated him, as well and anyone who reads him looking for thoughtful insight.

Depending on which number you use, the “Bush Economy” created somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 jobs last month and well over 1 million jobs since the first of the year.

WINNERS: The American people

LOSERS: The Democrats

Judge: Bush Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In a ruling with coast-to-coast effect, a federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Tuesday, saying it infringes on a woman’s right to choose.

[Exactly which amendment is that ‘right’ in? -ed]

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton’s ruling came in one of three lawsuits challenging the legislation President Bush signed last year.

She agreed with abortion rights activists that a woman’s right to choose is paramount, and that is therefore “irrelevant” whether a fetus suffers pain, as abortion foes contend.

WINNER: People who kill babies.

LOSERS: Dead Babies

Steven Taylor’s worst nightmare.

Big wheels, young boys and trouble

One can only imagine what goes on in the minds of 10-year-old boys. It’s a Sunday afternoon. You somehow get into a fenced construction site filled with big cranes and bulldozers. You manage to find some ignition keys, hop up on the seat, start the engine and away you go.

You knock out power to a radio station, seriously damage construction equipment and level a trailer. Your day ends in the back of a squad car.

To the two 10-year-olds, it may have seemed like a romp in a giant sandbox full of toys. But, Minneapolis police say, that romp did more than $500,000 of damage at the Heritage Park housing development near Hwy. 55 and Lyndale Av. N.

WINNERS: Two kids that will be telling that story when they are 50.

LOSERS Their parents who will likely lose their houses to pay the a half a million dollar bill.

The new Cable TV ratings are in.

WINNERS: MSNBC and Chris Matthews

LOSERS: CNN who now ranks below even MSNBC. OUCH!

The war of words between John Kerry and other Vietnam Veterans is heating up. It seems the ever affable Kerry did not make many friends during his 4 months in Vietnam.

WINNERS: Angry Vets who are doing the campaign real damage.

LOSERS: The school children who watched as John Kerry Flipped Off one of his fellow Vietnam Veterans, proving once and for all that your wives’ money can’t buy class.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office proves AGAIN that it has no idea what it is doing with technology patents. It recently awarded Microsoft patent #6,727,830 on the double-click. That’s right, Microsoft applied for a patent (in 2002!) on double clicking the mouse to launch an application and the morons at the USPTO gave it to them!

WINNER: People who revel in the USPTO’s ineptitude.

LOSERS: Inventors everywhere.

Wild Haired boxing promoter Don King is endorsing President Bush in November.

WINNER: George Bush

LOSER: George Bush

Inside the Mind of a Liberal

And finally, I leave you with a disturbing peek inside the liberal mind. (seatbelts advised)

Lesley Stahl had a 60 Minutes piece right out of the 70’s. If we all didn’t start driving tin can cars and not SUV’s the whole planet was going to explode and it was all going to be greedy Detroit’s fault. (hardly an exaggeration see for yourself)

During this “report” she interviewed Michelle Robinson, policy director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a whack job environmental group. One quote puts liberalism into perspective:

STAHL: “The auto industry has been hiding behind this issue of consumer demand for decades,” says Michelle Robinson, policy director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Washington-based environmental group.

ROBINSON:“If consumers knew that they could purchase the same SUV they are driving today that got significantly farther on a gallon of gas, we think they’d make that choice,” she continues. “They are not given that choice today. And without government action, there’s no incentive for the industry to give consumers that choice.”

So in the liberal mind, selling cars is not an incentive for a car company.

The consumers would jump all over it, but the car makers refuse to do it. This flies in the face not only of reason but in the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on advertising the car manufacturers spend. Clearly they want people to buy their product.

If it is so easy to make these cars, why don’t these whack job liberals close down their “environmental group” and open a freaking car company? Then, rather than trying to make the world a better place by whining, they would actually save us from SUV’s!!! If the market is so great, get out there and make millions AND save the planet.

This is a perfect example of liberalism by the numbers.

1. The condescension, “If consumers knew…”
2. Class warfare/conspiracy theory stuff, “They are not given that choice”
3. No understanding of markets, “there’s no incentive”
4. The ever present call for government to solve problems that don’t exist. “without government action”

And she managed to do it all in one sound bite.

Till next week…

Happy Days
Bonfire Of The Vanities - Week 48


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