Joe Biden is a Major Player, says Joe Biden

So does it comfort you to know that a kook of this major dimension is one heartbeat away from the Presidency – or would it be comforting to know that this clown could only improve on who is in there now?
clipped from www.powerlineblog.com
Yesterday’s Washington Post served up this headline: “Obama Enlists Biden’s Expertise About High Court.” The sole source cited by the Post for the proposition that Biden has a major say in selecting the next Supreme Court nominee is Biden himself. The only other source in the portion of the story that deals with Biden’s role in policy matters is Ron Klain, Talkin’ Joe’s chief of staff. Klain touted Biden’s foreign travels and asserted that “having a vice president who can do that sort of work has been a huge asset to the president.”
It’s not difficult to discern what happened here. Biden made a fool out of himself once more with his statement that he “wouldn’t go anywhere in confined spaces right now.” So he and his staff sought to plant a puff piece about his role in grown-up policy stuff. And the Washington Post duly obliged.
Obama should put Biden to use when it comes time to prep the eventually nominee for his or her Senate hearing in order to make sure the nominee can suffer fools.
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Peace N Love N Eternal Utopia

Behold the voice of the progressive masses from the Democratic Communist People’s Republic of San Francisco:

After the laws banning all guns are passed, there should be an amnesty period that would allow gun owners to voluntarily turn in their guns. After that, a system of rewards for informants could be put in place, with upgraded rewards for turning in family members who still own guns.

We should not only get rid of the guns in circulation now, but melt down those in museums; they have no place in our world. When all guns are gone, everywhere, the world will return to the peaceful, nurturing society that existed before the scourge of firearms made us violent.

Of course, warrantless personal/vehicular/home searches would be necessary, but what a small price to pay for a safe, orderly, peaceful society!

JEFFREY L. SUITS Kensington

So somehow the whole history of the world before firearms has passed recognition by Mr. Suits.  The piles of dead by the Egyptians and Hitties and Romans and Mongols and so many others were accomplished without guns.  The utter tyranny and slavery that has been almost all of human history seems to have completely slipped by this utter moron.  And to get it he wants a) family members to snitch on each other, b) absolute and utter government tyranny to take anything they wish and c) absolute government authority to search anything they want.

Don’t these people understand that the people with the guns are probably the ones most well positioned to resist this kind of idiocy – as the founding fathers foresaw and the reason why they put that whole second amendment thing in the Constitution – and that the power to destroy goes both ways.  They won’t be in power forever and if we then decide that kicking down doors in San Francisco to find say drugs or illegals doesn’t need a warrant, do they think that will be a fine and wonderful use of government initiative?

Utopia apparently means Stupidity.

Talking About Hunting Is Verboten

Just when you think the weenie factor of Vermont couldn’t get any higher, there is this:

BENNINGTON — Saying their son was “silenced” by his teacher for talking about hunting in the classroom, the parents of a fourth-grade student at North Bennington Graded School took their son out of school and have taken their case to the local school board.

Jared Harrington’s mother, Wendy Bordwell, and his father, Martin Harrington, removed their son from school with 10 days left in the school year and home-schooled the 10-year-old boy.

I think they might be on to something about their kid being singled out by the teacher:
Bordwell said in a telephone interview that she believed her son was “singled out” by Kathleen Backus, Jared’s teacher, while talking about hunting with a schoolmate.

Bordwell said that, during snack time, Jared was discussing the recent spring turkey hunting season with a classmate when Backus interrupted the conversation, insisting that there be no talk of “killing” in her classroom.

“The breaking point for us, his parents, came when Jared was sharing a conversation during his free period snack time at school. He was talking with a friend about the recent spring 2008 turkey season. Both boys had been out hunting with their dads and Jared was asking his friend where he had gotten his first turkey.
“Jared’s teacher covered her ears, trying to block the conversation, and singing ‘la la la la.’ When asked by another school employee about her odd behavior, the teacher claimed she did not want to hear about the boys and their ‘killing.’ The boys were left feeling that they were not legitimate hunters, but ‘killers’ in the eyes of an important authority figure in their lives,” Bordwell said.

What?  I can't hear you.  La La La La La

What? I can't hear you. La La La La La

What a wonderful and adult thing for a teacher to do.  Standing around with her fingers in her ears.  It seems like his parents made a good choice to home school their child.  After all, this supposed adult only retaliated against an 11 year old boy by:


After Jared’s parents decided to take up the matter with the school board, Backus assigned 137 pages of homework for the boy.
Especially with this little zinger from the school principal:

School Principal Thomas Martin said he is confident the administration and the school board “can reach a reasonable understanding” among the parties involved in the matter.
“It’s not a huge issue,” Martin said in an interview. “Marty is a good kid and Kathleen is a good teacher. The focus is on the kid. We want to try to meet his needs. Kathy cares a great deal about kids. She’s troubled a great deal about this.”

Martin said the issue is neither “black and white or right and wrong. It’s more complicated than that. It’s brushing up against a number of things that are important to a lot of people and issues relating to the classroom. Emotions start to feed into it when people’s belief systems come into play,” he said.

Defending this teacher by saying this issue isn’t right or wrong?  There’s the American education system bringing down our civilization.

Gimmie Society – Expatriot Twit Category

And the Europeans are so glad when they can get Americans to publicly bash their own country.  But to do it while praising the gimme gimme society at the same time is a twofer:

In a few weeks, my daughter will begin nursery with the help of a generous government grant – a privilege she wouldn’t have in the US, where children begin public education when they are five.

With the US presidential race gearing up for the fall, I am continually amazed at how little support or even attention is paid to social services – from welfare to maternity leave – that are standard issue in almost every other developed country, but essentially non existent in America. National Geographic recently surveyed 168 countries and found that America was one of only five countries that did not give mothers any paid maternity leave – right up there with Swaziland, Papua New Guinea and Lesotho.

Because we all know that the reason that we fought and died in excising tyranny from America was so you and your like could coerce the productive citizens to pay for your babysitting and maternity leave.  The slogan was “United we stand, divided we end up having to pay for babysitting and maternity leave ourselves”.

Its probably in the Constitution that the “right” to paid maternity leave exists – next to that penumbra that gives the “right” to murder babies.

Twit and a half