Monday, February 22, 2010

The Noise Machine (02/22/10)

Hockey hangover.....

Now playing at ChronBlog ONLY IN SUNDAY's PRINT EDITION (until Monday that is): Advocacy journalism! (Because, you know, those decomposing Good Life sections that are still lying in non-subscribers' yards aren't doing it.) Not mentioned is this central truth: You won't see a reduction in crime in a neighborhood until the citizens of said neighborhood decide they've had enough. Once immigrants (illegal or no) decide they've had enough of the killing and other crimes, then they'll band together and put a stop to it. No "touchy/feely" immigration program supported by the members of the masthead is going to change this one iota.

In case you're wondering: The answer is NO. Joe Stack was NOT a hero. He was a very disturbed individual who never took responsibility for any of the bad things that happened to him in his life. That is all.

On a National level: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Such is life under poorly crafted legislation. (Or: Why over regulating private business is a bad idea.) Locally: Rah! Rah! big Government plan! (We'll ignore the icky bits)

Sen. Dan Patrick: Outsider. If, by outsider you mean trusted confidant and supporter of the establishment government, newly minted believer in the Government's ability to solve your problems and sudden power broker in the Texas Senate. OK. (That he's having to argue his status proves his insider lean FWIW)

Bail bonds and you, or another call for more, and larger, regulation that will cost as much, if not more, than can be realized in revenue. (Just wait, a multi-Million dollar plan is coming.)

Brrrrr.... (Glad I didn't put my strawberry plants in the ground over the weekend.)

We all love publicly subsidized housing for the poor, until they want to place it next to our communities that is. (Out of sight, out of mind, is how most people {yes, you too progressives} choose to treat the poor)

There's a special circle of hell reserved for puppy burglars.

I don't know about you, but the idea of mobile voting units sounds pretty good to me. (The next step would be instant voter registration, provided the applicant had a valid photo ID.)

Wasn't part of the Bill White appeal supposed to be his bipartisanship? Referring to your political opposites as "forces of darkness" smacks more of amateur political blogging than something befitting a Statesman of the stature attributed to Bill White by his supporters. (Still, it rallies the base, many of whom have a deep-seated need to be "superior" for one reason or another.)*

And finally.....

The New York Times notices the floundering campaign of Kay Bailey Hutchison. She never seemed to give anyone a clear reason for anyone to cast a vote for her other than "I'm not Rick Perry". (The problem with that is the conservative base of the party is married to Perry.)

*Rick Perry is going to wipe the floor with this guy if he keeps on this amateur hour tack

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