Two sides to every Tale

DPF has this nice story of how some evil Christians tried to deceive Joe public. The couple on the right are South Florida trade-show executive Vanessa Alenier and her partner, Melanie Leon. They just won custody and the right to adopt a one year old girl who was born to a relative who was unable… Continue reading Two sides to every Tale

Glass Houses

Heh, Michelle Malkin points out that sometimes liberals are so worried about the racial makeup of conservatives, they completely forget to look in their own backyard. In Michigan, O’Donnell smugly noted that Palin’s fans were “largely white — almost no minorities in this crowd.” Matthews parroted the line, assailing the “white crowd.” Walsh likened the… Continue reading Glass Houses

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Things must be bad for the left in the US…

…when in order to defend ACORN, a columnist has to resort to simply turning a blind eye to the facts. Peter Dreier’s op-ed about ACORN in the L.A. Times is so filled with inaccuracies it’s hard to know where to start. Let’s start with Dreier’s false statements about the recent ACORN videos: Two “gotcha” right-wing… Continue reading Things must be bad for the left in the US…

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Bogus Death Statistics Even More Bogus Than She Realises

Michelle Malkin rebuts a rather silly study on the US health system. So, how did these political doctors come up with the 44,000 figure? They used data from a health survey conducted between 1988 and 1994. The questionnaires asked a sample of 9,000 participants if they were insured and how they rated their own health.… Continue reading Bogus Death Statistics Even More Bogus Than She Realises

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Infant Mortality in the US

I recall some time ago frisking some claims about the US health system. Most of the problems with the left-wing claptrap were pretty evident, but there was one point I didn’t know the reply to offhand. Then, Mark Steyn mentioned it as an upcomming topic in his column published in Investigate. Now, I don’t subscribe… Continue reading Infant Mortality in the US

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Just ask for a lawyer, and you’re set for life

This is insane. If there was any doubt that American law is screwed up, this has got to be the proof of it. “Michael Shatzer was imprisoned at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown for child sexual abuse in 2003 when police questioned him about allegations that he sexually abused his 3-year-old young son. When… Continue reading Just ask for a lawyer, and you’re set for life

US Health-care through the eyes of a former NZ health correspondent

In the “credit where it’s due” file, National Radio had a very good interview on Saturday morning on the subject of the US healthcare system, and the Obama proposals. He exploded a few myths held by people here (no one is turned down for care in the US), explained how the insurance system works, and… Continue reading US Health-care through the eyes of a former NZ health correspondent

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Media Beatup Successful

Well, looking at the comments on this CNN report it seems that the media have managed to succeed in their agenda. Timothy McVeigh returned from the gulf war, fell in with right-wing ideology and killed 168 patriotic Americans. Are all soldiers a threat? Of course not, but if we have another terrorist attack on US… Continue reading Media Beatup Successful