Friday, September 30, 2011

Journalists Keeping Jihad In Perspective

Course Instructs Journalists to Take Note That Jihad 'Not a Leading Cause of Death'

A new online journalism course on Islam appears to downplay the threat posed by global jihad groups, suggesting reporters keep the death toll from Islamic terrorism in "context" by comparing that toll to the number of people killed every year by malaria, HIV/AIDS and other factors.


Hmm. Let's put Jihad in perspective, according to this site.

More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. (source)

Islamic terrorists murder more people every day than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 50 years. (source)

More civilians were killed by Muslim extremists in two hours on September 11th than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. (source)

19 Muslim hijackers killed more innocents in two hours on September 11th than the number of American criminals executed in the last 65 years. (source)

Finally, they want to divert attention away from jihad by focusing on how many people are killed by Malaria or HIV or other factors. What do you think the odds are that one of the other factors they would mention is the number of babies killed by abortion?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Is There A Bottom For The Left?

Mother of Shark Attack Victim Says PETA Campaign Is 'Over the Top'

Read the article here.

PETA wants to run this ad in an area in which a gentleman lost his leg recently to a shark attack while fishing.

Is there any bottom for these people? Every time someone from the left opens their mouth you think they cannot get anymore hateful or retarded. Next thing you know, one the bastards open their mouth and you realize there is always more down for them.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More From The Gestapo Left

Yesterday I posted about those crazy guys on the left wanting to solve our gridlock problems in Washington by effectively declaring a dictatorship. The problem, it seems, is we have too much democracy.

Now we have the follow up:

GOP: No 'Joke' for North Carolina Governor to Suggest Suspending Elections

Read the article

The Governor of North Carolina has proposed we not hold Congressional elections for 2 years to give the current Congress time to work on getting the country's fiscal house in order.

The thinking is that the members of Congress would not feel pressure and would then be able to accomplish something. More on that in a bit.

Have these people ever heard of the Constitution of the United States?

Article I, Section 2:

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

What about election for President? If we are going to trample on the Constitution why stop at Congress?

The real question though is, why shouldn't they have pressure on them? This goes to the heart of a democracy, people get to elect representatives that look out for their interests. We have now decided that this is not true? We want them to govern as they see fit without the pesky citizens bothering them? Is this not a dictatorship?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Who Gets To Decide?

Too Much of a Good Thing


Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Obama administration wrote an op ed in The New Republic that maybe we need less democracy.

He says our government has it's hands tied because of gridlock. His proposal is we do with less democracy and instead have our lives governed more by appointed commissions and automatic policies.

These guys are always so full of horse manure.

Let's examine this:

Mr Orszag would be okay with one of these commissions if it had been appointed by President Bush I assume?

Maybe he would be okay with automatic policies that would cut entitlement programs to balance our federal budget?

No, he is advocating socialism with a touch of dictatorship.

Yawn, just another Obama official talking out of the wrong hole.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Quote Of The Week

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody,"

Elizabeth Warren (Dummy-Massachusetts)

Often these quotes stand on their own. The liberal mind at work.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Tale Of Two Schools

Texas School Punishes Boy for Opposing Homosexuality

Read the article

Teacher calls local Tea Party president a Nazi

Read the article

These both happened in Texas, the student in Fort Worth and the teacher in San Antonio.

The student was in German class and the teacher was talking about religion and homosexuality in Germany.

The kid turned to friend and said he was a christian and thought homosexuality was wrong. There is no indication that it was a taunt directed at someone, it was a kid expressing an opinion.

This German teacher has a history of pushing homosexuality in class including posting a picture of two men kissing on the wall. The mother rightly questioned why a German teacher was pushing homosexuality in class.

In the ultimate irony, school officials said the kid should be more careful about where he expressed his views on homosexuality. He should do it in the hall and not in class.

Why would he express his view in a class while the teacher is trying to indoctrinate the students on the topic?

Finally, does anyone believe he would not be in the same position had he said this in the hall and been overheard by this teacher?

This kid was given one day in-school suspension and two days full suspension, with the two days dropped after an outside organization got involved.

No word on what the punishment for the German teacher was.

In the second case a teacher in San Antonio went to a town hall meeting in which he called the local Tea Party President a Nazi because of the president's support of deporting children here illegally.

This teacher was on his own time but he did invite students to attend the rally so this blurs the line as to whether it was an official teacher function.

The teacher was given no reprimand.

I realize these are different districts but how any times have we seen this played out? A teacher expresses views that are from the left and they are forgiven, a student expresses views that are from the right and they are punished.

When are we going to take control of our education?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Off Scott-Free?

Read this article:

Man who picked up 12-year-old girl he met on-line pleads guilty to child enticement

This man got 10 - 23 months after pleading away 3 counts of 1st degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. I believe in Michigan 1st degree CSC involves penetration.

He raped a 12 year old girl and will be out before she is old enough to drive? WTF?

Also, look at the comments. One idiot woman only wants to talk about punishing the child. What a world this is becoming.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Racism Of The Left

Cleaver: If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’

Read the article.

This is from the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).

So, basically if we had a President who was not black they would "march on the White House'?

What a bunch of racists bastards.

Monday, September 19, 2011

What Do You Think About This?

Pat Robertson has come out and said that it is okay to divorce your spouse if they have Alzheimer's disease. His stance is that the spouse is gone, at least mentally and it is permissible to move on with your life if you so choose.

What is your stance? I know mine, I just want to here from others.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"Free speech in a designated time, place and manner."

Employee of Northern Arizona University when asked to define the 1st Amendment.

Definition: you are free to speak your mind when we tell you that you are.

Could you find a better example of the view of free speech on a public university campus?

This is the disdain shown to free speech on campuses today. Free speech is defined by the university. And no, they do not see the irony of these types of statements.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Give Me Your Thoughts On This

I'm not going to write about this, I want to see where people go with it without my input.

Read this article and tell me what you think.

Class warfare may reignite Civil Rights effort, Michigan Rainbow Coalition president says

Read the article here.

What Does NY-9 Tell Us?

We have had a couple of days now to reflect on the Republican victory in the New York 9 House race.

This was a district that had a Democratic Congressmen for over 80 years. It is heavily Democratic (3:1 ratio), working class, pro-union, and has a high concentration of Jewish people, all groups that tend towards the Democratic candidate.

It is easy to simply say that this was a rebuke of Obama's policies and move on.

Look deeper though and there could be real trouble for Obama.

-A pro-union electorate. The significance of this is being downplayed by the left because the unions did not get heavily involved in the race.

First, that is a problem in itself. There has been rumors that the unions will not be as heavily involved in the next national election in 2012. Obviously they will support Obama and work for him. Word though is that they may choose instead to focus on local races and campaign for their cause on their own.

Unions accounted for over $400 million in support last election, if that is decreased that could be a concern for Obama.

Second, so what if the union were not active? Are we to believe that union members are so stupid that they are unable to decide how to vote if the union apparatus is not telling them?

-Jewish voters. Some of their vote was possibly diminished because socially conservative orthodox Jews were unhappy with Democrat Weprin for voting for Gay Marriage. With that said, at the end of the day few people decide their vote on one single social issue.

I think this may be a significant danger sign for Obama. The Jewish vote is a pretty reliable one for Democrats. Obama has spent his Presidency bowing to countries that want to destroy Israel and at the same time pissing all over Israel. To me it seems almost inevitable that he will lose ground on the Jewish vote.

This election was made to be about Obama. An upstart Republican candidate with no experience beat a seasoned Democrat in a district that is 3:1 Democrats over Republicans by 8 points. Pay attention to who you vote for in the Primary election folks, this election is ours to lose.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Sex In Australia

In a story that is sure to drive our Aussie friend MK of Down Under On The Right Side crazy, Australian passports will now have an "other" option to the standard male/female choices for sex on their passports.

Australia passports allow transgender 'x' option

Australian passports will now have three options for sex: male, female, and indeterminate. What in God's name is indeterminate? In my mind this implies one does not know what sex they are.

How could one not know this? Just lift up the skirt or pull out the front of your jeans.

This was covered for me in the first day of nursing school. Men and women have different parts. Look and see which part you have, compare it to the chart, this will tell you what you are.

I do take a little solace in realizing that all of the idiots in the world are not just in the US.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rick Perry, Post Debate

What do you think about Rick Perry's performance in the debate?

I didn't see it, I tend to only watch the debates in the general election. Maybe this is wrong but I have a life, a job, and a family - I can't watch every debate.

The point is, did his performance change your opinion on him? To the good or bad?

This is not an idle question.

I, so far, have been a bit of a supporter of Perry. A couple of things that came out in the debate give me pause though.

-Mandating the use of Gardasil. Gardasil is the immunization against HPV (human
papillomavirus). HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical cancer.

For the record, I support the use of the vaccination and will have my daughter immunized with it.

We could discuss the ethics of a vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease (I will not) and in a perfect world boys and girls will wait until they are married to have sex and will only have one partner. Further, my children have been raised not to be promiscuous. With that said, I am not going to condemn my daughter to cervical cancer if she makes a mistake, or even if she does not, if her future husband did.

My point though is that I am not comfortable with government mandating health care. This action by Perry is a bit big brotherish.

-Having a Texas version of the dream act. He signed a law allowing illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates. Why the hell can't anyone understand that these people are criminals and should not even be here, let alone receiving state-funded benefits.

I haven't written him off yet, he just has some explaining o do.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Your Prez Is Watching

Check out this site.

Are you okay with this?

Would we have heard it from somewhere besides Drudge if this were Bush?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Get Out And Stay There

The Years of Shame

Read this article by Paul Krugman.

I'm not spending a lot of time on it, there is really so much to despise in such a short article.

My only real question is if Mr. Krugman hates the US so damned much, why doesn't he get his ass out and stay out? Maybe he can go to one of the communist shit-holes he and all of the others on the left wax so nostalgically about.

Short of that, just shut up.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quote Of The Week - 9/11

One of the lessons of 9-11 is that evil is real, and so is courage...

George W. Bush

That sums the day up for me.

We had evil perpetrated on us. I know there are many on the left, lead by Barack Hussein Obama, that want to minimize the threat from Islam.

They are really our friends and it is a religion of peace.

This administration has bent over backwards to appease the Islamic world. I guess birds of a feather...

We had courage that day.

The passengers who brought down Flight 93 to prevent the murderous bastards from flying into the White House.

The firefighters, paramedics, and everyday citizens that ran towards a burning World Trade Center to look for survivors.

The men and women who dug through the rubble of the Pentagon looking for anyone to help.

And yes, George Bush, who stood tall and helped keep a nation calm.

Ten years on we need to remember, both the evil delivered upon us and the courage shown.

Friday, September 9, 2011

How Do You Get To This?

Police: Dallas mom glued daughter's hands to wall

This POS kicked this child, beat her, and glued her hands to the wall - over potty training.

The child is now on life-support. I can say from experience that once a person goes on life support it seldom turns out well. At the very least the kid will have disabilities.

How do you get so far gone that you glue a child's hands to the wall. Who the hell even thinks of something like that?

How do you stray so far from humanity that you are capable of doing a thing like this to a child?

What do you do with a person like this? Is she even able to be salvaged to be fit to live in society again? Can someone this depraved be rehabilitated?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

No Educational Value

Group Calls to Ban Pledge of Allegiance at Massachusetts Schools, Citing No Educational Value

Read the article

Their rationale for banning the pledge is because it makes some kids uncomfortable and has no educational value (according to them).

I wonder how these liberal bastards feel about gay pride day in schools?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chuck Thinks Right Turns 1000

Welcome to the intial blog of Chuck Thinks Right. My intentions are for this blog to be primarily political and entirely right leaning.

Chuck, March 28th, 2008

That was the opening to my first post. I had no one commenting until my 16th post. The two people who commented no longer visit.

My first regular back then was the wonderful Z. Even then she was coming by to see if we were writing about the same thing.

Then Brooke and Cube stopped by, and thankfully kept coming back.

From there I had more and more great people drop in and were able to tolerate my ramblings enough to keep coming back.

I have met some great people along the way (some others, not so much).

I have made friends and probably some adversaries. I prefer the friends but have never been afraid of the adversaries.

I have had some people with opposing viewpoints over the years that I have enjoyed to debate with and genuinely miss their absence.

While I feel I am getting a little burned out from time to time with this, and I find myself blogging less due to this and the fact I am working more, I will still continue doing at least some blogging.

There is one simple reason for this, I enjoy the company I have had over the years.

Thanks for stopping by and here's to getting to 2000.

Monday, September 5, 2011

What Do You Think About This?

Ugly? You May Have a Case

Dr Daniel S. Hamermesh, professor of economics, University of Texas, Austin has written an article in the New York Times proposing the notion that ugly people should get protection under the law the same as race, gender, etc.

What are your thoughts?

I may have a bit of a different take on this, I was just wondering how everyone else saw it.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"There's no question the president will want to keep returning to jobs," ... "I don't want to downplay the speech [next week] -- it's going to be substantial. But the idea that this is the be-all and end-all is wrong."

White House aide

Translation: "Don't look at us, we don't what the hell we're doing."

All we have heard about is Obama's speech on jobs.

He did the psuedo-bus tour. Remember the tour where he flew a bus made in Canada from location to location, rode a couple of miles (avoiding minority communities) at each stop, and got out and said...what? Does anyone remember what he said at these stops?

He was going to do it after he got back from vacation. In my mind the implication was that he was working on it while on vacation and was going to come back with a masterpiece.

Then we had all of that drama over the WH scheduling the speech at the same time as the GOP debate. Boehner gave Obama the public smack-down and Jay Carney was stunned that we would delay, by even a day, the opportunity to save American workers.

Now that he has built it up and got everyone's attention, nothing.

I suspect that this is not an accident. Notice the build up was huge but the talk down is not only quiet but unofficial? Do you think the media is reporting on the notion that he won't have much to say? Are they doing it at the same level as they were the build-up to the speech? What will the reporting be after the speech? That the non-existent plan is wonderful?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Is This Relevant?

While I am not always a fan of polls, this one has some interesting aspects.

I do have one issue with it in that it is a poll of registered voters. I have always thought that polls of registered voters, instead of likely voters, are not very good indicators.

For one thing, some of the registered voters do not vote. This then makes their opinion on a candidate useless information. Maybe that's harsh but, there it is.

Second, Democrats are traditionally a softer voting block than Republicans so it has a tendency to skew the results when compared to the actual election.

All in all though, the poll is a good early look at where voters are on the Republican nomination and fairly good look at who has no significant chance.

Te focus of this post though is this:

For the key voting bloc of independents, Bachmann (19 percent), Perry (17 percent) and Palin (14 percent) are the Republican contenders most frequently mentioned as being too extreme to be seriously considered. Five percent of independents consider Romney too extreme.

The article takes the above as a possible danger sign for Perry. The reasoning is that while he does enjoy fairly solid support of Republican voters, Independents, who will largely decide the election, may see him as too extreme.

Is this relevant? Does this spell trouble for Perry? Or, are these independents that lean left anyways and were not likely to vote for the Republican candidate anyways?

Simply put, do you think Perry will play well in a general election or is he too extreme for the middle?