Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sen. Gary Schroeder is ideologically blinded

Idaho State Senator Gary Schroeder (R-Peoples Republic of Moscow) is blind-in-one-eye-and-can’t-see-out-of-the-other. He has been repeatedly endorsed by the ultra-leftist teachers’ union. He is the apple of the liberal’s eye, and he also fancies himself as a Republican.

Schroeder is quoted in the July 26, 2007 Lewiston Tribune blathering about how closed primaries in Idaho may cost some people their jobs. Maybe he was talking about himself:

Schroeder worries people like judges or state government employees would stop voting in primaries if they must register with a party.

Idaho had three different governors in the space of a year and Statehouse workers lost their jobs as a result, Schroeder said.

"The Capitol Boulevard is running with blood," Schroeder said. "People lose their jobs because they're in the wrong party... and if you register, they know what party you're in."
Schroeder should take back his vile words. “Running with blood” is a crude insult to Idaho governors and this from a Senate committee chairman.

After taking back his words, Schroeder might detect that he has been silent on plentiful examples of ideological discrimination.


[Well-known national columnist Robert] Novak blamed liberal discrimination which he said forces young conservatives to remain "in the closet" if they hope to have a career in media.

"One of the big differences in 50 years is that the liberals have now filtered into the executive ranks of journalism. And so if you go into journalism now not in the closet but out in the open as a conservative, you're going to have a hard time getting a job, believe me." (Source: Media Research Center)

Academia: (University of Idaho included)

Thus, academic hiring committees are elitist and self-selecting, and function like medieval guilds to insulate themselves from external scrutiny. Once an academic hire is made, faculty "tenure" provides lifetime employment to the competent and the incompetent, the scholar and the ideologue alike. This means that outside the hard sciences and practical professions, there is no bottom-line in the university for bad ideas or discredited doctrines. Working in combination with these academic realities, the tolerant attitudes of a free society have made it possible for ideological minorities in the social sciences and related fields to enforce a political conformity otherwise incomprehensible in a modern democracy.

As a result, while the red and blue electoral map reveals an America that is almost evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, in the nation's universities Republicans (and conservatives) have become almost as rare as unicorns. In most schools, Republicans are less well represented than Greens, Marxists and sects of the far left. This is an indefensible situation with far-reaching implications.

(Source: David Horowitz from his book "You Can't Get a Good Education If They're Only Telling You Half the Story.")

The Politically Correct Constitution

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pick your presidential candidate

This is a good test to see if you are supporting the presidential candidate who closely matches up with your views.

It is also helpful for those studying the candidates.

Click here to take the test.

I matched up with Duncan Hunter ... which is correct for me.

How about you ... post your comments.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Grassroots Idaho GOP file lawsuit for party registration

The liberals are screaming (as usual) that the rotten grassroots members of the Idaho Republican Party have filed suit in Federal Court to require that only declared Republicans be permitted to vote to select the Republican candidates in the Primary Election to represent them in the General Election.

Seems the liberals and RINO's (that's Republicans In Name Only) are witnessing the fact that they will no longer be able to count on cross-over voting in the primary to get elected ... and that means ... the gig is up.

The grassroots GOP'ers believe is it wrong in principle for liberals and their comrades to have a hand in selecting their choice of candidates to face the liberals in the General Election.

In other words, why should the a team have the ability to help select their opponent's starting line-up?

Go to Grassroots Idaho GOP for all the latest news on this important issue.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Comfort level: Nudist vs. Democrat

Hat Tip to Red State Rebels:
But a story on the site caught my eye, about the Northwest nudists' convention in Worley. The AP story reported, "Terri Capshaw, an Idaho nudist who built a home next to Sun Meadow, says, 'Your body needs air and sunshine. To me it's just like exercise. I'm more comfortable telling people I'm a nudist than saying I'm a Democrat.'"

Monday, July 02, 2007

People for the Ethical Treatment of Taxpayers

A new pro-taxpayer protection group has been established in Florida with the fantastic name "People for the Ethical Treatment of Taxpayers."
This is one of those head-slapping names where you say, "Why didn't I think of that."
We wish them the best of results joining the ranks of the many taxpayer groups all across America, struggling to squeeze the juice out of local and state government political machines who, with the help of their private sector cronies, keep pickpocketing the families of American taxpayers.
Give a visit to their web site at:  www.pettpac.org.
Better yet, send them a couple bucks for help.
With a name like that ... it has to be good.
Keep rattling,
Big Rattler