Archive for ‘Conspiracy theories’

February 7, 2009

Saturday Snippets

by thoughtfulconservative

For your reading pleasure while I go to Mayfair Mall.

Boxer Urges Quick Handover of U.S. Power to UN

The UNCRC imposes on all treaty signatories power over laws concerning children and, by extension, families. The largest portion of laws concerning children and families in the U.S. are state statutes so this treaty would, in actual fact, eliminate all family laws in the various states and hand the power over this area of law to the U.N. as per the Supremacy Clause to the U.S. Constitution (Article V1) that states that treaties preempt state laws.

Boxer is eager to destroy the entire lot of family laws throughout the country supposedly to protect “the most vulnerable people of society.”

Maybe. Maybe not. Every so often we read something like this where some politician is going to give up US sovereignty for some UN mandate.

I’m still waiting. Watchful, but waiting.

A God-shaped hole? via THE Right Side of Wisconsin

The Man the Left Wants Hanged for Tax Cheating by Warner Todd_Huston

Tax troubles were all the rage for certain folks recently. ABC News screamed in a headline about one fellow that was, “America’s Overnight Sensation… Owes $1,200 in Taxes.” Huffintgon Post was all up in arms over the same story. The San Francisco Chronicle was tsking the fellow for being “concerned about increased taxes – but hasn’t paid his own income taxes.” The Chicago Tribune chided this figure for being “delinquent on his taxes.” It was a crime, they all said. An outrage. This is not to even mention the unhinged, screaming mimis of the left blogosphere that dug in like pitbulls to excoriate this notorious tax cheat.

No, you know how this works. You have to read the whole thing to find out who.

Gmail Labs: Ten Gmail Labs Features You Should Enable. Yes, I still use Gmail, with caution.

Gmail has been slowly but surely rolling out cool new features ever since they started Gmail Labs. If you haven’t taken advantage of the fruits of Labs, here’s a look at 10 Labs features you should enable.

25 Random Tips for the Busy Facebook User. Been hit with one of those lists requests, yet? You will be.

A Times analysis of 2.5 million lists (okay, maybe more like six or seven) yielded the following formula for the perfect list, which we offer in the interest of – well, which we offer, anyway, in case someone wants to read it.

Hot Air reports, Scandal for Steele? Do Republicans have scandal (again)?

Federal investigators have begun looking into claims that Steele diverted campaign funds from his 2006 Senatorial run in Maryland to family members, but the Post has found at least some support for Steele as well.

Palin’s Explanation Brings Out the Crazies via Lakeshore Laments. She always seems to. Amanda Carpenter has a take also.


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December 6, 2008

Obama’s birth certificate

by thoughtfulconservative

Update: Well, this generated more interest than my usual posts. Unfortunately I’ve been busy since I posted it and several comments were placed in moderation. My apologies for the delay in posting your comments. And it’s been made largely irrelevant anyway by the courts refusal to hear the case. Thanks to illusory tenant and folkbum for corrections in the comments.

UPDATE 2: Here’s an article from the Honolulu Advertiser (via Ed Morrissey) that should put the issue to rest. Unfortunately like Bush stealing the 2000 election, it will never rest.

From the  “Give it up already” files

The quadrennial early-winter attempt to overturn presidential results by any means necessary.

The Supreme Court is going to [Update: consider whether it will] hear the case of whether Barack Obama can be president of the US.

And you know if the court decides he can, some people still will not be convinced.

If Hawaii mailed the original to every one of the unbelievers, they wouldn’t believe it.

December 1, 2007

Ted Kennedy’s memoirs

by thoughtfulconservative


Word has it that a huge $8 million advance has been paid to Edward Kennedy for his memoirs. One point of conjecture is how much the Senator will say about Chappaquiddick.

The publisher stands little chance of recouping such a whopping advance unless Kennedy “finally tells what really happened” that night, said Richard Johnson in the New York Post’s Page Six. Jonathan Karp, president of Hachette’s Twelve imprint, said the 75-year-old senator has promised to be “candid,” but conservative pundits are betting that won’t apply to the crash, which Kennedy didn’t report for hours.

One could argue that whatever Kennedy says about the incident, it won’t matter to conservative pundits. One could ask why it still matters. I’m not sure about the statute of limitations on this, but the Kopechne family has been quiet also. Paid for by the Kennedy fortune, I’m sure. At least that’s what folks would probably say.

Look, the guy’s liberal. That’s reason enough for me to oppose most of his agenda. I don’t need a car accident almost 40 years ago. Let it go.

August 22, 2007

Ooooo, conspiracy theory

by thoughtfulconservative

Someone’s got too much time on his hand in a slow-news month.

Another Rove Fake-Out?

Here’s a hint: The more time and effort the Left expends on the retired Karl Rove is less time they spend on the actual candidates running for office.