Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Cronkite: Iraq War A 'Disaster'...
Proposed Florida State law would ban use of phrase 'illegal alien'...
Robert Kennedy Jr. Says Bush Environmental Policies a 'Science-Fiction Nightmare'...
REPORT: PNEUMONIA KILLED ANNA NICOLE SMITH, PRELIMINARY FINDINGS INDICATE...
AP: Paris Hilton Cited for Suspended License...
Democratic Leaders Revamp Anti-War Plan...
PRINCE CHARLES: BAN THE BIG MAC...
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
As the Democrats bask in their election knowledge that America threw the Republicans out of office in a landslide of anti-war defeatism, Pelosi and Reid have beamed their pleasure to that 17% minion.
Otherwise, without that certainty, how could the Democrat(ic) leadership sink back into corruption so quickly?
If it's jeans, well then, I blame that on that Texas Bush as well.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack
SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if
the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly
placed defence and intelligence sources.
I'm tired of flakes inside government deciding they are more important and know better than those elected to lead.
I'd find out who they are, empty their offices and give 10 minutes to resign and get off the property.
Let the netnuts begin their braying, "Even the military hates him."
Saturday, February 24, 2007
I have some pieces of Mohammed’s Koran which might be called in German a
book of sermons or doctrines of the kind that we call pope’s decretals. When I
have time, I must put it into German so that every man may see what a foul and
shameful book it is. In the first place, he praises Christ and Mary very much as
those who alone were without sin, and yet he believes nothing more of Christ
than that he is a holy prophet, like Jeremiah or Jonah, and denies that he is
God’s Son and true God. Besides, he does not believe that Christ is the Savior
of the world, Who died for our sins, but that He preached to His own time, and
completed His work before His death, just like any other prophet.On the other
hand, he praises and exalts himself highly and boasts that he has talked with
God and the angels, and that since Christ’s office of prophet is now complete,
it has been commanded to him to bring the world to his faith and if the world is
not willing, to compel it or punish it with the sword; and there is much
glorification of the sword in it. Therefore, the Turks think their Mohammed much
higher and greater than Christ, for the office of Christ has ended and
Mohammed’s office is still in force.From this anyone can easily observe that
Mohammed is a destroyer of our Lord Christ and His kingdom, and if anyone denies
concerning Christ, that He is God’s Son and has died for us, and still lives and
reigns at the right hand of God, what has he left of Christ? Father, Son, Holy
Ghost, Baptism, the Sacrament, Gospel, Faith and all Christian doctrine and life
are gone, and there is left, instead of Christ, nothing more than Mohammed with
his doctrine of works and especially of the sword. That is the chief doctrine of
the Turkish faith in which all abominations, all errors, all devils are piled up
in one heap.
Read more at The Gates of Vienna
Also check out their 910 Group site and join. It is very worthy and Gates of Vienna opened my eyes.
Friday, February 23, 2007
I have heard a variation of this so many times. What a crock of crap. As if these people even know the candidate outside of what they've been told by the candidate's campaign. Unlike the candidate, the party is known by its actions, platform and many candidates. A party is the better indicator of the future decisions made by candidates.
Growing up I heard exciting news about Buckley's Conservative party of New York and Libertarians forming their own party and I agreed with them on so many issues. The Republican Party seemed to have become a shell of what it had been and I was ready to join the revolution.
I hated the Rockefeller Republicans, I hated that we weren't being allowed to win in Vietnam and it was apparent that America was going to be socialist soon. I was perfect fodder for the divide and lose party. Young, passionate and hard working, but I pulled back from the brink.
I had heard from family about the perils of multi-party governments and how America didn't need to be like Italy and its revolving door governments of ever changing coalitions. I was told of the ensuing chaos of one newly formed government simply rescinding the policies of the previous newly formed government. I was swayed intellectually, but not in my heart which was guided by passion.
What changed my mind was pure political power.
The two party system of political power is what has made America great. Some call it black or white policy making because they want nuance. Others call the two party system nothing but back room power-brokering because they're not in the back room.
The two party system is the backbone of political clarity in America. Statements claiming that there is no difference between the two parties are the statements of shallow people. There are vast differences.
Pure political power is the power to state this is what the majority of Americans want. Period. Pure political power is the power to chastise or take down the party leadership by party members when they shirk their duty.
Multi-party politics is weakness and vacillation. Multi-party politics is multi-power politics which cannot present a clear course for the country, only a trend, because there is no majority.
These are all true, but they are not what I mean by the pure political power.
What changed my mind is that the two party system of politics is the power of numbers. Diluted, it becomes less powerful in that visions are diluted, purpose is diluted, indeed progress is diluted. The sweep of history is shaped by great movements, good and bad, not the by little snipping of minor players and parties. Large numbers organized to a purpose bridge the bad and the mediocre to continually move forward.
President Ronald Reagan swelled the ranks of the party activists, especially the young, and brought down the wall, Russian Communism and brought vigor and wealth back to America. President Franklin Roosevelt turned a nation weak from poverty and depression into a force that made tyrants tremble. In both cases most people and politicians could argue tactics, but shared common goals, more with Roosevelt, less so with Reagan, but these two Presidents lead powerful coalitions within a two party system that changed America and the world.
Now, an Internet third party called Unity 08 is trying to make its ideas, which I think will weaken America, felt in the political marketplace through smooth logic and false sincerity. I also think the effort is being made to hurt the Republican/Conservative/Libertarian Party. What is their real intention?
Now imagine that America's centrist majority has a way to fight back
instead of simply griping that it's stuck with choices thrust upon it by 300,000
voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Allow me to introduce Unity
'08 (www.unity08.com), a third-party movement that may actually work. I'm not talking about another Texas billionaire who says he can save us from our
two-party duopoly, but an entirely new form of political self-help. This time
voters would use the Internet to draft nominees for a virtual convention in
June, by which point Unity '08 will have gotten itself on the ballot in nearly
every state. Names like Bloomberg, Gore, Giuliani, Obama, and Romney will draw
support from vastly more voters than Clinton and McCain may have tallied in
America's low-turnout primaries. To be eligible for nomination, the only
condition these and other contenders must agree to is this: If they win, they
will name a running mate from the other political party.
Meaning, I guess, that we would have a Presidential chaperon to temper bad behavior. This is nothing more than a "can't we all just get along" movement if taken at face value. Do these people really think we'd be better off if Roosevelt had a Hooverite as VP to temper his vision or a Carter to soften Reagan's stance on communism? What rubbish.
Unity '08 is one of the most electorally subversive ideas in years. The
brain behind it is Doug Bailey, a 73-year-old former Republican consultant, who
left the game in the late 1980s before founding The Hotline, an online
newsletter that has become the Beltway's political bible. Joined by former Jimmy
Carter advisors Gerald Rafshoon and Hamilton Jordan, Bailey launched Unity '08
to steer politics back to the underrepresented center.
The center being the "3/5's man" part of the electorate ruled by overbearing masters of the left and the right. Again, rubbish.
Mr. Bailey decries the "negativity" of campaigning today and the hyper partisan nature of the electorate.
Just to take presidential campaigns. You want negative, go check out these campaigns.
Jefferson-Adams, 1800 "He is a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father."
Jackson-Adams, 1828 “Don’t Put A Whore In The White House!”
Lincoln-McClellan, 1864 "ignoramus" , a "butcher" and "Honest Ape"
Grant-Greeley, 1872 "not only a drunk, but now drunk on power"
"Ma Ma, where's my pa. Gone to the White House, ha ha ha" retorted by "Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, The Continental Liar from the State of Maine"
Comments such as referring to stained blue dresses aren't exactly new.
Unity 08 wants to bring comity to the partisanship of politics, but ignores that the greatest partisanship face offs brought us our greatest triumphs such as Republicans facing down Democrats in the Civil Rights debates, the Republicans winning over the defeatist who said they wanted to split the nation to save the nation during the Civil War and the debates, both legislative and by the electorate, concerning the continued appeasement of Russia or the defeat of Russia.
Third parties? No. They weaken our Republic.
Unity 08 wants to strengthen the Left and help them gain more power. Unity 08 is specifically designed to weaken the Right and squash the vigor with which we experiment in this freedom lab called America.
I'll stick with the two party system.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
If England doesn't bend to the Muslim Council of Britains' (MCB) will, then it isn't MCB's fault when violence follows against the citizens of England. After all, MCB tried to "fix" the problem.
This is a set up for killing and it's coming to America soon. Bend over Liberals and maybe they'll kill you last.
DEMANDS for a ban on “un-Islamic” activities in schools will be set out by
the Muslim Council of Britain today.
Targets include playground games, swimming lessons, school plays, parents’ evenings and even vaccinations.
And the calls for all children to be taught in Taliban-style conditions will be
launched with the help of a senior Government education adviser.
Professor Tim Brighouse, chief adviser to London schools, was due to attend the event at the capital’s biggest mosque. His presence there was seen as “deeply worrying”, and a sign that the report was backed by the Government.
Tory MP Greg Hands said: “The MCB needs to realise it has to move closer to the rest of the community, not away from it. The presence of Tim Brighouse implies Government backing of this report. This is very worrying.”
Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society said the report was a “recipe for disaster”. He added: “Schools with even just a handful of Muslim kids will find they have to follow these guidelines because there aren’t the staff to have one set of classes for Muslims and another for the rest. The MCB shouldn’t try to force its religious agenda on children who may not want it. The Government needs to send the MCB packing. Schools should be about teaching, not preaching.”
The report, Towards Greater Understanding – Meeting The Needs of Muslim Pupils In State Schools, says all schools should bring in effective bans for all pupils on “un-Islamic activities” like dance classes.
It also wants to limit certain activities during Ramadan. They include science lessons dealing with sex, parents’ evenings, exams and immunisation programmes.
The holy month – when eating and drinking is not allowed in daylight hours – should also see a ban on swimming lessons in case pupils swallow water in the pool. When swimming is allowed, boys should wear clothing covering their bodies “from the navel to the neck”, even during single-sex pool sessions, while girls must be covered up completely at all times, apart from the face and hands.
The MCB adds that schools should ensure contact sports, including football and basketball, “are always in single-gender groups”.
Even school trips are targeted in the report, which wants them all
to be made single-sex “to encourage greater participation from Muslim
It wants Arabic language classes for Muslim pupils, and says the
Koran should be recited in music classes. And all schools should ensure they
have prayer rooms with washing facilities attached, it says.
In art classes, Muslim children should not be allowed to draw people, as this is forbidden under some interpretations of Islamic law.
And while the MCB insists that all British children should learn about Islam, it wants Muslims to have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons dealing with Christianity and other faiths.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Dann’s transportation should set example
Wednesday, February 21,
State Attorney General Marc Dann is free to drive whatever he wants
("Ohio attorney general will ride high in his SUV," Dispatch article, Feb. 8).
But for a man who campaigned on restoring ethical integrity to government, he
has to justify how he can drive that carbon-spewing, gasguzzling hog while the world is trying to mitigate a global climate catastrophe and our troops are dying for oil abroad.
Dann should show some leadership and set an example.
This submitter is a typical frequent LTE writer who always slips in this garbage. This time it is about our newly elected State Attorney General, but it could just as easily be about an article on salad dressing that he disagrees with because Lord knows that man is evil, but Republicans and George Bush are the most evil.
The garbage is their "inconvenient truths" that we are expending blood for oil so that oil can be used to further destroy the earth.
What if we are fighting for oil? I do not believe we are, but what if? Is it noble to fight for a substance that prevents millions from freezing each winter? Is it noble to feed, cloth and create jobs, all of which oil has come to support, so people can afford the heat and food to give life sustenance? Is it noble to topple dictators and tyrants that would use oil to blackmail the world for their own nefarious desires?
If the earth is warming, why is Antarica's ice packs getting thicker? Why is the ice in the Artic not thinning as the global warming nuts are stating? If the earth is warming, is it a weather trend as many who are just as expert are saying? Is it man? Is it cow flatulence? Is the cow flatulence being fueled by the cattle defoliating grasslands just to feed themselves and man's desire for meat? Or, is global warming a made up theory to give the chicken-littles of the world something to cry about and others to pontificate and make money?
The bottom line is there is no proof that "our troops are dying abroad for oil", nor is there proof that there is a "global climate catastrophe", but they are "truths" that are stated over and over in the media, the classroom and public pulpits, both secular and nonsecular, all over America and the world. This does not make them true. It just makes them annoying.
but wait, in the frozen north global warming is a hot topic.
The University has given 223 honorary degrees to date. Past recipients
include Yanni, Charles Schultz, Sandra Day O'Connor and Hillary Clinton.
Univ. of Minn. wants to honor aLgOre for his work in Climatology. Kinda leaves me cold though.
WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO TURN ON THE TV AND HEAR OUR U.S. PRESIDENT, DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN GIVE THE FOLLOWING SPEECH?
My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.
Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.
This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.
Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short. The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the countries listed there.
The other list contains everyone not on the first list. Most of the world's nation s are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.
Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the cost s of the Iraqi war.
The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world countries and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.
Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.
In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.
Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France, or maybe China.
I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France, Germany, and Russia. Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well. Bon chance, mesamis.
I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid par king tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.
A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not ticking us off for a change.
Mexico is also on List 2. President Fox and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple extra tank and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to putem? Yep, border security. So start doing something with your oil.
Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now.
We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we 'll be drilling for oil in Alaska - which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there. They care.
It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, "darn tootin."
Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America. It is time to eliminate homelessness in America. It is time to eliminate World Cup Soccer from America. To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thanks guys. We owe you and we won't forget. To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak Arabic. God bless America. Thank you and good night. If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.
This may be an answer:
That is one of the incredibly wonderful aspects of psychological
denial. In the vacuous recesses of their own minds, those who deny reality have
managed to convince themselves that they are "reality-based". One might
justifiably ask them why they have an almost obsessive need to so aggressively
tout their connection to reality, like some sort of celebrity name-dropper
expecting to increase his stature in the eyes of the world: "Oh, btw, did you
know that I'm reality-based?"
Sadly for them, just because one repeatedly claims a close connection
to the Big R, does not prove anything one way or the other; nor does it absolve
the boaster of providing the requisite evidence to back up their claim. Feelings
won't do, I'm afraid; though it is often to those arguments of emotion that the
denier will ultimately resort when impeded in his quest to avoid
What part of "We want to kill you, we have killed many times and now we are getting better ways and weapons to do so, because we hate you, your culture, your religion and everything you represent. And we have God on our side." does the reality-based community not understand?
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
- By a 53 percent - 46 percent margin, respondents surveyed said that
Democrats are going too far, too fast in pressing the President to withdraw
troops from Iraq.
By identical 57 percent - 41 percent margins, voters agreed with these
statements: I support finishing the job in Iraq, that is, keeping the troops
there until the Iraqi government can maintain control and provide security
and the Iraqi war is a key part of the global war on terrorism.
Also, by a 56 percent - 43 percent margin, voters agreed that even if
they have concerns about his war policies, Americans should stand behind the
President in Iraq because we are at war.
While the survey shows voters believe (60 percent- 34 percent) that Iraq
will never become a stable democracy, they still disagree that victory in
Iraq (creating a young, but stable democracy and reducing the threat of
terrorism at home) is no longer possible. Fifty-three percent say it's still
possible, while 43 percent disagree.
By a wide 74 percent - 25 percent margin, voters disagree with the notion
that "I don't really care what happens in Iraq after the U.S. leaves, I just
want the troops brought home."
Public Opinion Strategies "scored the best win-loss record among the major
polling and media firms in the 2004 election" and was named Pollster of the
Year in 2002.
Last updated at 14:25pm on 20th February 2007
This is the moment one of the 21/7 suspects fled London dressed as a woman in a burka.
A jury was today shown CCTV footage of 26-year-old Yassin Omar covered from head to toe - with a handbag draped over his left arm.
At 6ft 2in, Omar stood out in the crowded street as he was filmed
walking along the pavement towards Golders Green Bus station. Commuters can be seen turning round to watch him as he passes.
It was 22 July, 2005, the day after he and five others are accused
of trying to cause carnage with rucksack bombs on London's transport system two weeks after the 7/7 attacks. A series of different cameras followed his
movements across a busy road and into the station to catch a National Express
coach to Birmingham at 6.21pm.
Today the trial judge at Woolwich crown court, Mr Justice Fulford,
asked Omar's barrister Peter Carter: "Is it accepted it is your client?' Mr
Carter replied: "Yes."
But does he wax or shave?
Monday, February 19, 2007
They can get all the female senate pages to wear blue dresses on a designated date as a sign of wishing to kneel at the alter of legislative love.
Lucky New York.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
From our new Governor Ted strickens:
''I think Ohio and Ohioans have contributed a lot to Iraq in terms of blood,
sweat and too many tears. I am sympathetic to the plight of the innocent Iraqi
people who have fled that country. However, I would not want to ask Ohioans to
accept a greater burden than they already have borne for the Bush
administration's failed policies.''
I found this at The Keeler Report. A great site.
Friday, February 16, 2007
"The pain inflicted by your country's indifference is tenfold that inflicted by your ruthless captors."
Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) delivered the following closing statement on the floor of the House during the 36-hour debate on Iraq.
A 29-year Air Force veteran, Johnson served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Johnson spent nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War, more than half of that time in solitary confinement. Coincidentally, this week in 1973 as one of the longest held captives, Johnson finally left Hanoi on February 12, 1973 and returned home to Texas on February 17, 1973.
Earlier this week on Monday, Johnson spent the anniversary of his release pleading with a House panel to accept his amendment to support and fully fund the troops for the 36 hours of debate on the troop escalation in Iraq.
Johnson's floor statement follows:
"You know, I flew 62 combat missions in the Korean War and 25 missions in the
Vietnam War before being shot down.
"I had the privilege of serving in the United States Air Force for 29 years, attending the prestigious National War College, and commanding two air bases, among other
"I mention these stories because I view the debate on the floor not just as a U.S. Congressman elected to serve the good people of the Third District in Texas, but also through the lens of a life-long fighter pilot, student of war, a combat warrior, a leader of men, and a Prisoner of War.
"Ironically, this week marks the anniversary that I started a new life -
and my freedom from prison in Hanoi.
"I spent nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam, more than half of that time in solitary confinement. I flew out of Hanoi on February 12, 1973 with other long-held Prisoners of War - weighing just 140 pounds. And tomorrow - 34 years ago, I had my homecoming to Texas - a truly unspeakable blessing of
"While in solitary confinement, my captors kept me in leg stocks, like the pilgrims... for 72 days...."As you can imagine, they had to carry me out of the stocks because I couldn't walk. The following day, they put me in leg irons... for 2 ½ years. That's when you have a tight metal cuff around each ankle - with a foot-long bar connecting the legs.
"I still have little feeling in my right arm and my right hand... and my body has
never been the same since my nearly 2,500 days of captivity.
"But I will never let my physical wounds hold me back.
"Instead, I try to see the silver lining. I say that because in some way ... I'm living a
dream...a hope I had for the future. "From April 16, 1966 to February 12, 1973 -
I prayed that I would return home to the loving embrace of my wife, Shirley, and
my three kids, Bob, Gini, and Beverly...
"And my fellow POWs and I clung to the hope of when - not if - we returned home.
"We would spend hours tapping on the adjoining cement walls about what we would do when we got home to America.
"We pledged to quit griping about the way the government was running the war in Vietnam and do something about it... We decided that we would run for office and try to make America a better place for all.
"So - little did I know back in my rat-infested 3 x 8 dark and filthy cell that 34 years after my departure from Hell on Earth... I would spend the anniversary of my release pleading for a House panel to back my measure to support and fully fund the troops in harm's way....and that just days later I would be on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives surrounded by distinguished veterans urging Congress to support our troops to the hilt.
"We POWs were still in Vietnam when Washington cut the funding for
Vietnam. I know what it does to morale and mission success. Words
can not fully describe the horrendous damage of the anti-American efforts
against the war back home to the guys on the ground.
"Our captors would blare nasty recordings over the loud speaker of Americans protesting back home...tales of Americans spitting on Vietnam veterans when they came home... and worse.
"We must never, ever let that happen again.
"The pain inflicted by your country's indifference is tenfold that inflicted by your ruthless captors.
"Our troops - and their families - want, need and deserve the full support of the country - and the Congress. Moms and dads watching the news need to know that the Congress will not leave their sons and daughters in harm's way without
"Since the President announced his new plan for Iraq last month,
there has been steady progress. He changed the rules of engagement and
removed political protections.
"There are reports we wounded the number two of Al Qaeda and killed his deputy. Yes, Al Qaeda operates in Iraq. It's alleged that top radical jihadist Al-Sadr has fled Iraq - maybe to Iran. And Iraq's closed its borders with Iran and Syria. The
President changed course and offered a new plan ...we are making progress.
We must seize the opportunity to move forward, not stifle future success.
"Debating non-binding resolutions aimed at earning
political points only destroys morale, stymies success, and emboldens the
"The grim reality is that this House measure is the first step to cutting funding of the troops...Just ask John Murtha about his 'slow-bleed' plan that hamstrings our troops in harm's way.
"Now it's time to stand up for my friends who did not make it home - and those who
fought and died in Iraq - so I can keep my promise that when we got home we
would quit griping about the war and do something positive about it...and we
must not allow this Congress to leave these troops like the Congress left
"Today, let my body serve as a brutal reminder that we must not
repeat the mistakes of the past... instead learn from them.
"We must not cut funding for our troops. We must stick by them. We must
support them all the way...To our troops we must remain...always
"God bless you and I salute you all. Thank you."
This the list of republicans that stabbed our troops in the back. Unfortunately, there are names on this list that I have done work for in the past or I had respect for. They have abandoned us in our hour of need.
rEPUBLICAN HALL OF SHAME
Davis, Jo Ann
In the House debate, it was the calculation of Speaker Pelosi and her
leadership to keep the focus on the poll-proven unpopularity of the Iraq war and
the 21st century's most famous bogeyman, "George Bush." The GOP calculation was
to move the debate off Iraq and onto the broader war on terror.
Politics aside, the result on public view was a Democratic side that
looked small, mired in talk of American "failure," while a number of senior
Republicans--John Boehner, Pete Hoekstra, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, even Peter
King--produced almost stirring speeches on the substance and meaning of the
Pete Hoekstra, recently chairman of the intelligence committee, gave
what must be the severest attack on radical Islam ever by a U.S. public figure.
Forget Pope Benedict; there was nary a genuflection to Muslim sensibilities in
Mr. Hoekstra's argument that the enemy is not some vague thing called terrorism:
"We are not at war with a tactic. We are at war with a group of militant
Islamists who hate us and who hate much of the rest of the world."
John Boehner reviewed each Islamic terrorist act directed at the U.S.
dating to the Iran hostage-taking of 1979. "Too bad it took so long to open our
eyes," he said, "but they are open now." Ileana Ros-Lehtinen quoted the famous
blueprint of al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri: "The first stage: expel the
Americans from Iraq." Rep. Charles Boustany said plausibly that other Arab
nations could never help with a political settlement if the region is engulfed
in violence after a U.S. exit.
So one may ask: Where were you guys when we needed you? Republicans
lost the election because most of them foxholed the past two years when the
going got tough. Instead of this Kissingerian geopolitical vision, they let one
guy carry the burden (they would reply that the "one guy" never asked for their
Sens. Clinton and Obama should take a long look at Tuesday's videotape
of the Democratic House now shaping the party's foreign policy. Is this where
they'll want to be next year?
Even allowing for the politics of the Iraq-only script, it got a little
weird watching speaker after speaker (excepting freshman and former Navy admiral
Joe Sestak) pretend that the world and all its troubles can be telescoped down
to the Sunni Triangle. Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the foreign affairs
committee and nominally responsible for a larger view, simply wrote off Iraq's
government--"They have made minimal and cosmetic efforts"--and the entire Iraqi
people: "Iraqis themselves don't seem to want it."
The more difficult political problem, though, is still Vietnam. All the
while the Democratic members were withdrawing support for the U.S. commitment in
Iraq, they were at pains to inoculate themselves against their toxic experience
with Vietnam. So horrifying are the famous images in the 1970s of what
presumably were not evangelicals spitting on GIs coming home from Vietnam, that
House Democrats, with every second intake of breath, spoke of the troops and
their families ("their wonderful families"--Rep. Ike Skelton). History may view
this as progress.
Then there is the matter of the also-famous 1975 decision to withhold
appropriations for the war in Vietnam. Democrats insist they won't pull the plug
on the troops in Iraq, preferring what they call, with no apparent irony, a
"fully funded withdrawal." Still, several invoked the "power of the purse"
(Messrs. Conyers and McGovern), referring to next month's vote on an
appropriations supplemental. And Rep. Jim McDermott said he'd duplicate the 1971
Hatfield-McGovern amendment to bring the troops home.
Republicans who side with the Liberals on this should be ashamed of themselves. Especially so in that these republicans know what the Liberals are really up to. It ain't looking out for our troops nor our National security.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Marine replied, "Sir, Mrs. Clinton is not President and doesn't reside here."
The old man said, "Okay," and walked away.
The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton."
The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mrs. Clinton is not President and doesn't reside here." The man thanked him and again walked away.
The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same Marine, saying, "I would like to go in and meet with President Hillary Clinton."
The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mrs. Clinton. I've told you already several times that Mrs. Clinton is not the President and doesn't reside here. Don't you understand?"
The old man answered, "Oh, I understand you fine, I just love hearing your answer!"
The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "See you tomorrow."
Beyond your own Representative, I woudl also encourage you to contact all of the Representatives below. These are some of the Republican Representatives who rose today to speak against the troop surge, and in favor of the Democrats' resolution. Call them; fax them; email them, and make clear that to oppose the President's plan to win this war is simply unacceptable.
Representative Walter Jones☼Phone: 202-225-3415Fax: 202-225-3286Web Email
Representative Wayne Gilchrest☼Phone: 202-225-5311Fax: 202-225-0254Web Email
Representative Michael Castle☼Phone: 202-225-4165Fax: 202-225-2291Web Email
Representative Richard (Ric) Keller☼
Phone: 202-225-2176Fax: 202-225-0999Web Email
Representative Philip Sheridan English☼
Phone: 202-225-5406Fax: 202-225-3103Web Email
Representative Ronald Ernest Paul☼
Phone: 202-225-2831Web Email
Representative Frederick Stephen Upton☼
Phone: 202-225-3761Fax: 202-225-4986Web Email
Updated: More info is coming in on additional Representatives who may be going wobbly. Please also contact those below:
Representative Thomas M. Davis☼
Phone: 202-225-1492Fax: 202-225-3071Web Email
Representative Mark Kirk☼
Phone: 202-225-4835Fax: 202-225-0837Web Email
Representative Howard Coble☼
Phone: 202-225-3065Fax: 202-225-8611Email: howard.coble AT mail.house.govWeb Email
Representative John J. Duncan☼ Jr.
Phone: 202-225-5435Fax: 202-225-6440Web Email
Representative James Ramstad☼
Phone: 202-225-2871Fax: 202-225-6351Email: mn03 AT mail.house.govWeb Email
Representative Steven C. LaTOURETTE
Phone: 202-225-5731Fax: 202-325-3307Web Email
The left wing is doing their job well in that they are raising money to buy Congressional votes, the leftist leaders in Congress are serving as the salesmen for defeat while planning a marketing drive to hoodwink the voter into buying defeat as a success. The media, acting as their communications department, is pounding out a litany of lies and distortions that spell disaster for continuing the fight against evil.
Of course the left must act now, because a free Iraq is growing stronger each day. The Islamofascists are growing weaker each day. If the left does not get the US out of the fight it might become apparent that we are making strong gains to ensure the future of freedom by lessening evil. That would not fit their agenda.
So they lie.
House Democrats' New Strategy: Force Slow End to War
Top House Democrats, working in concert with anti-war groups, have decided
against using congressional power to force a quick end to U.S. involvement in
Iraq, and instead will pursue a slow-bleed strategy designed to gradually limit
the administration's options.
The left wants power. With power the left will enact their vision of a progressive government in the U.S. and force their un-real vision of (international)government on the people. In short, the left will bring what they believe to be the WalMart of governments to its knees.
To attain this power to enact their agenda, the left will allow now free Iraqis to be slaughtered.
To get the power to enact their agenda, the left is willing to render the sacrifice of our troop worthless.
For this political power the left will bet that America can withstand the shame, worldwide turmoil and the empowerment of the murderous Islamofascists. All because they hate George Bush.
Republicans and moderate Democrats that join in this tawdry yet dangerous agenda should be ashamed. Then they should be voted out of office.
Sniper One is writing on this.
So is Gateway Pundit
and Power Line
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Just like Prof Teh Frisch, Dr. Terpstra is Adjunct Faculty and a full time hater, especially hateful of not just our soldiers, but of God, family, our Republican form of government, society in general and most especially she hates individuals who make a lot of money.
Dr. Terpstra wants to be perceived as dangerous, but to me she appears to be just another bitcher and whiner trying to recapture the excitement of her youth. That is sad. Just another "expert" who lives in a bubble and see nothing but discord in her "world", oh and a conspiracy of evil people who control the world from behind magic walls that prevent them from being seen except by sharp marbles like Dr. Terpstra.
Given her current band of merry haters I would think she has next to her Qua ran, the Communist Manifesto and aNarchiSts R uS, a copy of "THE PROTOCOLS of the Meetings of the LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION." Because it isn't the Joooos land, it belongs to Muslims and it always has, so we could all just get along if we only realize this.
Below I have cited a few of her "thoughts". How does a person such as this obtain a position to influence students at "good" universities such as Columbia and Loyola? Maybe they are in those positions specifically to pedal their influence.
However, for the most part and by their own admission, personal financial
gain was their main focus in signing on. Their bottom line was getting the money
and their thrills by joining and belonging to the biggest terrorist organization
in the world, the USA.
Can we reall support these troops? By June Scorza terpstra
Did you know that Attention Deficit Disorder is a U.S. disease? Millions and millions of people in the USA can't pay attention and can't remember shit and who benefits from that?
We seethe with rage at the TV whenever we see these ugly American soldiers and the hooded Iraqi prisoners. Don't bring these fucker killer torturers back to this country to torture their wives, children, and mothers in their homes. Don’t let another generation of ruined mercenaries, military men, and now women too, roam the forests, urban jungles and deserts of America.
Who and What to Remember on Memorial Day? By June Scorza Terpstra AKA Genoa June
The selfish, greedy, all-consuming piggishness of the American way of
life that kills and enslaves, kills and enslaves year after year is not “the way
things have to be” nor the way it always was, nor the way of the future. Part of
the brain washing program of “mother culture” in the USA is to teach people that
this is just the way it is and “you can’t change it.”
Giving Thanks for Indigenous Peoples Ways by Dr. June Scorza Terpstra, 2003
Dedicated to John and Sally of St. Paul’s Sacred Fire and Mother Earth
They are striking back with blows that say “see how it if feels?” They reject your venomous version of democracy and freedom. They do not want their societies to be greed-based. They do not want mind-numbing sexually obsessed booty calls as the leitmotif of their culture. They do not want addictive genetically-modified foods to poison their people. They do not want to be sold into pharmaceutical slavery with Prozac so that they can become free to be you and me. They do not want progressive politics that progresses towards the extinction of people and planet. They do not want religions that justify invasion and occupation. They do not want whole populations of greedophile pod-people moved into their countries under the guise of “Jewish right of return” or “aid” or reconstruction or redevelopment. They have seen it all before---it’s called genocide, slavery and colonization.
Friday 15th July 2005 (20h08) : War and Ideology
7-15-07 WAR AND IDEOLOGY By Husayn Al-Kurdi and Dr. June Scorza Terpstra
Folks, if you think Sadaam was a threat you are not paying attention to
the facts of who really has the means, motive and opportunity to destroy the
world, who really has the weapons of mass destruction and who historically has
been the biggest killer, enslaver and butcher of all empires in history.
Yeppers, the owners and their governors of the entity called the USA.
EMPIRE CHRONICLES 12-16-03 by June Scorza Terpstra
For example, they killed over three million in their war on Vietnam, (1964-1975). US led activities in Central America produced at least another one million deaths (1971-1990). Closer to home, the bald eagle has a history of holocausting Black and Red people. Whites and Christians may also be dispensed with if massah so decrees it. The Christian Branch Dividian Group can testify to their readiness to use terrorism on "their own people." Mass murder and the removal of resisting undesirables are the principle means for attaining uncontested hegemony.
Thursday 7th July
Fork in the Road
News International & Liberation Central By Husayn Al-Kurdi and
June Scorza Terpstra
Some Americans, mostly young and mostly poor or working class and their overseers in the middle-class will even go to war and be killed. They'll die for the American Way which kills the people, the air, the soil, the water and this is the "economy" of the empire called the USA and the people got more stuff than anybody anywhere.
The Horror by June Scorza Terpstra
It was an exhilerating, powerful and painful experience
in Genova last year. Even at 49 years old, I still believed taking it to the
streets was one of many effective ways to fight back. Last year I passionately
believed that if "we" kept up the Genova type actions, as one of many
strategies, "we" could shake the imperialist shit loose!
July 20, 2002
Reflections and Flashbacks: Genoa, One Year Later by June C. Terpstra
In fact, from the looks of things here in Arizona the fascisti have done their inflitrating so well they probably are not even needed anymore. Folks just follow the PC script for staying divided while keeping real anti-capitalist anti-imperialist
resistance from ever having a chance to show its lovely, lively presence. This
has been the hegemonic game plan that has worked so well in the USA "movements" since the 1960's and maybe even the 1930's. This is not to say it has not been at work in Europe. After WWII there was a concentrated effort by the new SS (CIA) in the USA to infiltrate and defeat the commies and socialists in Italy. But at least, some cities in the USA, like Chi-Town are putting up a fight and
back in Italy this fine old tradition of manifesting in the streets will never
die, no matter how pissed off folks are with each other because the people still
have a bit of resistance in em. Come on Phoenix, you can do better than this!
From the not so wild West (as far as resistance goes)
Bravo Roma, Bravo Chicago, Peccato Arizona
The point of my article today is that the power elites have learned the
lessons taught by the Italian revolutionary philosopher Antonio Gramsci far
better than any other "historical group" on the right, middle or left sections
of the political spectrum. The big pimp’s ho, (Bush’s whore) Condoleezza Rice,
understands and communicates these concepts better than most peaceniks,
progressives and social justice activists.
Big Pimp Baby Daddy Addicted to Oil By Dr. June Terpstra
This way, “students could make their own choice about what they should do
for what was right for them,” she said. “This is a very bad day in the history
of the United States.”
150 walk out against war Columbia Chronicle Online - Mar. 24, 2003
Sioux and Allies vs. USA with notably the gloriousLittle Big Horn and the
extermination of Custer and his co-vermin
June Terpstra, a criminal justice scholar at Loyola University Chicago
June Terpstra, a part-time teacher at both Loyola and Columbia
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Loyola University, Chicago
Northeastern Illinois University (Visiting- -Lecturer) Columbia College (Lecturer)
Let's see, the CIA is a continuation of the SS. Condoleeza Rice is a whore. Just the poor and working-class join the military. The U.S. is "holocausting" all over the world.
I believe Dr. June Terpstra is a pathetic person. That is too bad for her, her students and the evil people who provide the cash to pay her to teach in an evil environment and lead such a pitiful existence. I guess by her own identification, Dr. Terpstra is the whore.
agenda. So, it’s unfortunate that Democrats running the House have decided
to block full, robust debates on the conflict.
Although much of the media blamed the Republican minority for blocking a
Senate debate last week, the Democratic leadership that refused to allow GOP
Senators a vote on their preferred war resolution holds a major share of the
responsibility for inaction.
The move caused Republicans to make use of long-established Senate rules to
filibuster and end debate — for now, but Democrats clearly acted out of concern
that the GOP measure would pass and muddy the waters for their preferred
resolution disapproving of President Bush’s troop escalation.
In the House, Democratic leaders have violated their oft-stated promise
— made when they were in the minority — to allow open rules and full debate on
legislation if they took control of the chamber. After first indicating last
week that Republicans could offer an alternative war resolution, Democrats
changed their minds and pushed through a closed rule allowing Republicans only
to offer a motion to recommit the Democratic measure to the International
House Democrats contend that closed rules were the norm when
Republicans held sway over the chamber, and that’s certainly true. But Democrats
loudly protested the custom and swore it would go away when they took power. But
no sooner was Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) sworn in as Speaker than the
Democrats commenced their “100 hour” opening legislative blitz under closed
rules. They’re doing it again on the Iraq issue.
The Dragon Lady always smiles when she is screwing the voters.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
"... and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted."and John Howard is a punk who's trying to keep up...
"The one thing I would note is that George Bush's own intelligence agencies haveObama is an empty shirt.
indicated that the threat of terrorism has increased as a consequence of our
actions in Iraq. So Mr. Howard may have quibbles with our intelligence
estimates; maybe he has better ones. I would also note that we
have close to 140,000 troops on the ground now, and I understand that Mr. Howard has deployed 1,400. So if he's ginned up to fight the good fight in
Iraq, I would suggest that he call up another 20,000 Australians.
Otherwise, it's just a bunch of empty rhetoric."
and a punk.
Monday, February 12, 2007
The Peaceful Majority
by William Haynes
I used to know a man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War Two. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.
"Very few people were true Nazis "he said," but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."
We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace.
Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is that the "peaceful majority" is the "silent majority" and it is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia comprised Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War 2 was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awake one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold; we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, I wish to add: I sincerely think that anyone who rejects this as just another political rant, or doubts the seriousness of this issue or just deletes it without paying heed to it, or sending it on, is part of the problem. Lets quit laughing at and forwarding the jokes and cartoons which denigrate and ridicule our leaders in this war against terror. They are trying to protect the interests and well being of the world and it's citizens. Best we support them.
Our youth have reached to the peak of technology in the medical field. They
have discovered the stem cells. Do you know what a stem cells is? It is the
fundamental cell of any person’s body. If you find it, you can use it build all
the organs of that person. You build his eye. You build his heart. You build the
liver. You build the kidney. You install them and it will work exactly like it
did before [in that person’s body].
The enemy wants to tell us we can’t. We should shout, youth! the
Iranian nation! we can! A teacher called me a short while ago. [she said] “There
is a girl in our school. She is 16 years old and she is in the third grade in
the high school. She tells us that she has invented nuclear energy at home.” I
told her to conduct a meeting at school and to research into it and know how
much serious this is. They did that and replied that it seems to be quite
serious. So, I called the head of the nuclear energy institute and told him… to
support her if her claim was true. So, they invited our nuclear scientists,
whose average age is less than 25 years. They had a meeting and talked to her.
They realized that she is telling the truth…So, they went to her house and found
out that she had bought some equipment from the market, with the help of her
brother, and in fact has produced nuclear energy. She is now there [in the
nuclear facilities] and she is a nuclear scientist. She has a driver and a
bodyguard now. This is self-confidence.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
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Friday, February 09, 2007
Ms. Goodman has never really been heavy on logic and smarts, but she has always towed the party line. In short, a good apparatchik.
I would like to say we're at a point where global warming is
impossible to deny. Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a
par with Holocaust deniers, though one denies the past and the other denies
the present and future.
I find this completely odious on its face value, but more so in that Ms. Goodman cheapens the lives lost in the Holocaust by comparing their history to a pseudo science, invented to make a profit and win elections through fear, in an attempt give her vacuous thoughts depth and gravity.
Shame on you Ms. Goodman.