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A Liberal: He's offended and it's my fault.

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.
If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands everyone know it and demands legislative action!

If a black man or Hispanic is conservative, they see themselves as independent and successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders what government program is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down (the so-called Fairness Doctrine for example).

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his through the government.

If conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he’s in labor, and then sues.

If a conservative reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he’s “offended”.

Thanks to IronicSurrealism for this email forward.

AskMen.com has a short article about why we get offended and what we ought to do about it (Caution: AskMen.com has some small images of scantily clad women if you don’t have ad-blocking software in your browser). Here are some of their solutions, read the whole article for their explanations and more solutions:

Find a middle ground to react
Read things in context
Have a sense of humor about it
Ignore it

Up Is Down

A Network World online poll poses the question:

“Hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail is…”

1) Wrong under any circumstances
2)Justified given the circumstances
3)We don’t know enough yet

This isn’t a political question, it’s a moral question: “Is action X correct or not?”

A moral person would have little issue declaring that it is wrong to crack email accounts unless there is some criminal action to be detered by doing so and that specific foreknowledge of that criminal action would be somewhat necessary to justify the cracking.

At the time of publising, 2,532 people had responded and only just over half chose the first option.

13% said that we do not know enough yet, 51% said it’s always wrong, and fully 36% said that the crack was justified.

Currently the voting is at 2,822 respondents, and the results are still virtually unchanged.

Over 1/3 of respondents, who, we can assume, are mostly professionals in technology and business, believe it is OK that Sarah Palin’s email was cracked. They are ‘Contributing members of society’, not high-school drop-outs or bachelors living in their mothers basements.

It ought also be safe to assume that generally, it is supporters of Barack Hussein Obama and those against John McCain and Sarah Palin who support these actions in this circumstance.

I fear seeing a similar poll questioning how one would feel if it were a prominent Socialist or Democrat whose email was hacked.

I am afraid for America.

Coward Host Pulled Anti-Koran Site: 1-800-333-7680

Web host Network Solutions has pulled the site Fitnathemovie.com pending investigation of violation of terms of use.

After intense complaining by Muslims, Network Solutions has blocked access to the site which was to eventually provide access to the documentary by Dutch politician Geert Wilders documenting his arguments against the Koran.

It’s time to complain back to the cowards.

Could not find email address for Network Solutions, but here’s the “Real Person Customer Service” number listed on the site: 1-800-333-7680

Fitnathemovie.com blocked by host

Super Duper Election Linkfest

From Doug Ross: Gomer Melts Down – Huckabee claims there’s a conspiracy against him, and proceeds to lose the facts left and right. Such as the fact that Clear Channel and Sean Hannity are not affiliated. Hannity is syndicated by ABC Radio.

Come on Huck, give it up already. You’ve damaged God, America, Arkansas (on top of the damage the Clintons have done to that (otherwise) fine state), and now you’re just hurting yourself.

WorldMagBlog asks Christian liberals to reexamine the nature of their belief: Evangelical Liberals Rejection Of Reality (link invalid):

If you set government policy based on bad economics — i.e. policies based on economic principles that do not correspond to the way God created the world to operate — they will be counterproductive and bring unhappy results. They won’t “work.”

Hugh sees Romney surging and talk radio leading:

Once the score was clear after Florida –a McCain or Romney nomination– the Republican base quickly began to rally to Romney because the Republican base cares deeply about the issues that bind the Reagan coalition –tax cuts, originalist judges, free markets, and of course the value of unborn life and traditional marriage.

And WorldMagBlog tells us what to watch (link invalid):

Super Tuesday will be key to deciding the presidential nominees but don’t expect the race for the nomination to end today — especially for the Democrats. McCain’s lead over Romney is widening, and if he captures the most states and delegates tonight he should emerge the clear victor. Obama has narrowed Clinton’s once-wide lead and Democrats award victory based on a combination of popular vote, delegates won, and states won. Expect some spin once the votes come in.

Now, stop reading and GO VOTE!

Public Service Annoucement: Tax Scam

To all y’all who just may think the IRS will voluntarily tell you how much they owe you, be careful. Somebody else thinks you exist.

IRS Scam Email

Things that should tip you off:

  1. The IRS does not contact you by email
  2. The email address is not a government address. IRS addresses would end with “@irs.gov”.
  3. Government emails use more graphics. All your tax dollars have to pay for more bandwidth.
  4. The website the link directs you to is not an IRS website.
  5. No legitimate business ends their communication “Regards, <their company name>”
  6. There is not a copyright on email communication any more than there is a copyright on letters you write.

So just in case you get one of these emails, kindly do the whole world, and especially yourself, a big favor. Just delete it or report it as spam so your email service provider can improve their filters against such scams.

Hat tip to thatmarkguy.