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Friday, January 30, 2009

Sensitivity 101 for a Friday

There are Canadian loons in places other than on their money:
Where else but Canada would it be considered "inclusive" to ban the national anthem?

The CBC reports that a school in New Brunswick no longer requires students to sing the anthem every day, in order not to upset some parents who might not like it:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pinnochio of the Day Award

Maybe more like of the week....or month. But there's much competition for that grand an award.

Nonetheless, we submit this gem for your consideration. From Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
I didn’t come here to be partisan. I didn’t come here to be bipartisan. I came here, as did my colleagues, to be nonpartisan, to work for the American people, to do what is in their interest.
Right....and just how much is that bridge in your district's backyard going for these days??

From the NY Times, via Drudge.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

And it's only January

The Gateway Pundit tells of the growing "Culture of Corruption" that is sweeping through city halls in America:
Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was busted on bribery charges today. He joins three fellow democratic mayors caught in scandal this year. Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Jan. 9, 2009, by a grand jury on 12 counts, including perjury, theft and misconduct in office. Racine Mayor Gary Becker was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and possession of child pornography. Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the first openly gay mayor from a major American city, admitted last week that he had sexual relations with a teen intern.
Of course, there's that one common thread, but we'd have to be insensitive partisans to mention it. All are liberal democrats.

Full Disclosure??

The mayor of Hartford Connecticut surrendered on corruption charges yesterday. The real story is about the lapses in the news coverage. Initial stories managed to "omit" the party affiliation of the mayor, with later stories burying the news that he is a Democrat in the 13th paragraph.

There's actually a good formula that one can use to discern the unmentioned party of officials in news stories. If the story is negative and no party is mentioned, one can reliably assume the offender is a Democrat. If the story is positive and no party is mentioned, it's a Republican. That is, if a positive story about a Republican even sees the light of day in the MSM.

Hat tip to the boys at Power Line.