Saturday, June 30, 2007
You'll feel better. The soldier will feel better. Especially if you ask others to write and ask them to ask others and so forth.
HT My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
What do we celebrate on the 4th of July? No not BBQ. Think. Just for a second.
Now do it. No, not right after whatever. Now, before you forget. Forgetting about our troops is just so liberal. Don't be a Pelosi.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Okay, I cheated, a second question.
Why will our legislative body not enforce the law?
Okay, I cheated again, another question.
Why do soccer moms wilt at the knees and go sappy over immigration?
Okay I am cheating once more, but this is the last cheat of the evening.
Why do liberals hate the idea of 50+ million brown skinned people being free?
Why are these people jerks?
IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, THEY ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICA, AND SO ARE ALL OF THEIR SUPPORTERS. IMPEACH! ANYONE IN CONGRESS WHO REFUSES TO SAVE OUR UNION FROM THESE TRAITORS BY DOING NOTHING NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. SAVE OUR TROOPS!!! SAVE OUR SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND JOBS. FEED OUR HUNGRY AND POOR!
SAVE THE DROWNING PEOPLE IN NEW ORLEANS! ANYONE WHO MENTIONS PARIS HILTON ONE MORE TIME MUST DIE!
But conservative Republicans, no matter how angry they are at Bush
today, in fact agree with nearly all of his major initiatives:
The areas of disagreement, while often intense, are dwarfed by the
- Aggressively fighting the war, expanding and rebuilding the military, and
trying to transform it into a 21st-century fighting force;
- Lowering taxes and making the cuts permanent;
- Security measures such as the Patriot Act, the NSA al-Qaeda intercept
program, the SWIFT surveillance program, National Security Letters, and so forth;
- Allowing faith-based organizations to fully participate in charitable
- Reform of Social Security, MediCare, and other
entitlement programs to introduce at least some element of privatization;
- The various border-security and employer-enforcement provisions of the
recently killed immigration bill, all of which Bush supports (and none of which the Democrats support);
- Appointing federal judges who believe in judicial restraint;
- Firm opposition to abortion and embryonic stem-cell research,
particularly federal funding;
- Unwavering support for traditional marriage and opposition to same-sex "marriage".
areas of complete agreement; and in one of the areas of disagreement, federal
spending, Republicans are just as complicit as the president and hardly in a
position to throw stones.
I believe the handlers in the Democrat party have figured out that the way to fracture the Republican and Conservative base is by helping to highlight the differences between them and Bush. This is their plan for winning the presidency and retaining congress. I see it working.
Bush is stubborn. This stubbornness is applauded when discussing Iraq and disdained when speaking of immigration among conservatives. ReedPelosi see this and are using it to make Bush, thus Republicans, more unpopular. We are getting played.
I won't participate because I am too busy working towards a Republican victory in 2008. Democrats scare me more than any Republican. Their policies mean a nightmare for not just the 50+ million newly freed people of Iraq and Afghanistan, but also for hundreds of millions of people around the world and here in America.
It's a complex world. Get used to it.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
A round up of the world according to George.
Bizzy Blog Wow, Was That Weak (Hannity Skunks Voinovich)
Allah Pundit Audio: Voinovich humiliates himself in shamnesty debate with Hannity
Interested Participant Voinovich's Platform for Defeat Senator George Vo...
WKSU News Voinovich Calls for Withdrawal From Iraq
Nix Guy Voinovich Update
The Left Coaster Voinovich Joins Lugar - The Dam Has Broken
mRed Voinovich, Immigration Tin Ear
Left of Ohio Voinovich Flips Again
Blue Ohioan Voinovich caves!
Embolden Voinovich Pushing Powell to Run
Conservative Culture Voinovich: The Way of the Dems
One Oar in the Water Voinovich: Bozo RINO Award
Lifelike Pundit ONE COULD CONCLUDE THAT I DON’T LIKE GEORGE VOINOVICH (R-OHIO)
Boring Made Dull George Voinovich
Just a sampling. From Google.
Will George listen to his constituents?
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
There was more than just one station destroyed in the violence as the news reports suggested... There were several stations torched.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (hiccup) WAAAAAAAAAAAA
Momentum Good for Winning on Next Amnesty Cloture Vote
I have info stating that Voinovich's office was inundated with calls, e-mails and letters opposing the immigration bill, but Voinovich either ignored it or for another reason voted Y on the cloture vote.
Lott, who I have respected in the past, has made a series of statements and taken a series of stands that have those who stood by him in the past shakeing their heads. Maybe he has gone through a Hagelilation procedure.
I am truly stunned by McConnell.
Many people believe it a waste of time for the Senate to spend time on such a loser bill. I am thinking that this is a win-win-win situation for Reid and the Demo leadership, because they get to show their "compassion", show bi-partisanship by working with Bush and, most importantly, take Bush's credibility down another notch by embarrassing him.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Republicans voting Yea.
The person I spoke with in Voinovich's Senate office this morning sounded resigned when I called. He didn't even ask if I was in support or opposed to the cloture. He just said "I suppose you're opposed," He was right.
I hope it is worth it to them.
He voted with his good buddy Chuckie Schumer to give American citizenship away to 12+ million illegal immigrants.
They don't even know who these illegals are.
In a post 9/11 world that is a very scary and dumb thing to do.
64 votes. Four more than needed.
Really great work George.
So get with.
Three Quarters Believe Global Warming A 'Natural Occurrence'
ALMOST three quarters of people believe global warming is a 'natural
occurrence' and not a result of carbon emissions, a survey claimed
This goes against the views of the vast majority of scientists who
believe the rise in the earth's temperatures is due to pollution. The online
study which polled nearly 4000 votes found that a staggering 71 percent of
people think that the rise in air temperature happens naturally. (emp.
And 65 percent think that scientists' catastrophic predictions if
pollution isn't curbed are 'far fetched'.
If you don't believe in the catastrophic predictions, then we must surmise that you just don't get it.
Where's your Oscar??
Bizzy Blog has a wrap up of available info.
George Voinovich ‘Has Not Indicated’ on Immigration-Bill Cloture; Help Him Decide
Call Sen. Voinovich's office to give your opinion. I have. I have. I have. and. I have.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Quit
Vanderbilt Law School, Quit
Gore's Grades Belie Image of Studiousness
His School Transcripts Are a Lot Like Bush's Gore arrived at Harvard with an impressive 1355 SAT score, 625 verbal and 730 math, compared with Bush's 1206 total from 566 verbal and 640 math. In his sophomore year at Harvard, Gore's grades were lower than any semester recorded on Bush's transcript from Yale.
That was the year Gore's classmates remember him spending a notable
amount of time in the Dunster House basement lounge shooting pool, watching
television, eating hamburgers and occasionally smoking marijuana. His grades
temporarily reflected his mildly experimental mood, and alarmed his parents. He
received one D, one C-minus, two C's, two C-pluses and one B-minus, an effort
that placed him in the lower fifth of the class for the second year in a row.
For all of Gore's later fascination with science and technology, he
often struggled academically in those subjects. The political champion of the
natural world received that sophomore D in Natural Sciences 6 (Man's Place in
Nature) and then got a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118 his senior year. The
self-proclaimed inventor of the Internet avoided all courses in mathematics and
logic throughout college, despite his outstanding score on the math portion of
the SAT. As was the case with many of his classmates, his high school math
grades had dropped from A's to C's as he advanced from trigonometry to calculus
in his senior year.
When John C. Davis, a retired teacher and assistant headmaster at St.
Albans, was recently shown his illustrious former pupil's college board
achievement test scores, he inspected them closely with a magnifier and shook
his head, chuckling quietly at the science results.
"Four eighty-eight! Terrible" Davis declared upon inspecting the future
vice president's 488 score (out of a possible 800) in physics.
"Hmmmm. Chemistry. Five-nineteen. He didn't do too well in
Now I understand the brilliance behind his global warming expertise.
This brilliance allows Al to blame scientists for our "climate crisis".
Too little, too late: Gore blames scientists for climate crisis
In an extraordinary outburst aimed at America's failure to tackle
global warming, Al Gore says that if scientific agreement on the climate crisis
had been reached sooner it would have been easier to "galvanise the public and
persuade Congress to act".
The failed presidential candidate claims that the stronger
scientific consensus he knew was about to emerge meant "we in the US were about to shift into high gear in addressing the climate crisis". Mr Gore argues that
if he had made it to the White House, he would have been able to use the office
as a "bully pulpit" to achieve change.
"The nature and severity of the climate crisis had seemed painfully
obvious to me for quite a long time," claims Mr Gore, writing in a new foreword
to a revised edition of his book, Earth in the Balance, being published this
In a swipe at the scientific community, he says: "I wish that we
could have had in the 1990s the deafening scientific consensus that has emerged
in more recent years."
That "deafening scientific consensus" may not be quite yet a din.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Alexandria residents can enjoy a variety of music while eating high on
the hog during the first-ever "ParkaPalooza," a benefit to raise money for
permanent bathroom facilities at Parker's Park.
Mickie Kreidler, who chairs the park's board of trustees, said the
fund-raiser will include a hog roast and concert by local musicians who are
donating their time and talents in support of the park.
The event will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at
Parker Community Park.
The menu is barbecue pork with all the fixin's --
slaw, baked beans and potato salad, ice tea and lemonade. Cold draughts will
also be available from the beer wagon.
Local bands and musicians will provide a continuous flow of
Friday, June 22, 2007
A Mighty Heart
Mariane Pearl reminds us in her book, and the movie reminds us, too,
that some 230 other journalists had lost their lives at the time of Pearl's
kidnapping, most of them during the conflict in Iraq. That means they
proportionately had a higher death rate than combat soldiers. That's partly
because they are ill-prepared for the risks they take and partly because they're
targets. The Americans who complain about "negative" news are the ideological cousins of those who shoot at CNN crews. The news is the news, good or bad, and those who resent being informed of it are pitiful. More Americans are well-informed about current sports and auto-racing statistics, I sometimes think, than anything else. (emp mine)
Did he say that, because I think the media's coverage of Iraq is biased by their liberal politics, hatred of Bush and deep distaste of the military, I am as bad a a terrorist? BBBut that would mean he thinks terrorists are? What? He doesn't. He just says that I am an ideological cousin.
I guessing here that he thinks I am bad if I "complain" about the media's "negative" news, so that must mean that Ebert thinks that terrorists are bad as well.
Sigh, I guess it is a little step for the media.
Battle for Baqubah22 June 07
...Our guys are winning. Al Qaeda is about to be strangled and pummeled to
death in this town, but the local Iraqi leadership is severely wanting...
Ripper: Surrender or Die
I wonder how far lower he can sink.
Michael Yon is a great resource. The military ought to realize that.
George Voinovich? I'm afraid that he'll vote with Sherrod and Harry.
I mean he was voted in by Republicans. Wasn't he?
How are you today? I hope well. I am still finishing up a project and you know how things go with that. They think if they pay me that they should get something in return, like me working and producing something. After all, I am not Frankie Coleman.
To the point. Work, blog, work, blog, which will it be. Work wins. I like eating, so right now I have to be happy just reading other blogs. That's cool because I am being linked to some good ones.
They may not know anything about war or the military (or much else for that
matter), but give congress credit. They are second to none when it comes to
spouting nonsensical gibberish. For those on the anti-war left, their gibberish
might be an exception to this rule, only because venomous malicious gibberish is
more pernicious than uninformed insincere pandering gibberish. The latest bout
of this idiocy comes in the form of those who want to support the troops by
bringing them home.
Scared to death of repeating the Vietnam mistake of being seen as anti-military, which they are, they have decided to support the troops without actually listening to what the troops say is support.
Imagine if parents today said “Our children are away at college. I worry for their safety. Let’s have them drop out of school so they can be safe at home.”
"uninformed insincere pandering gibberish". That pretty much wraps it up.
Read the rest at The Tigrrrr Express.
Thanks minion. Without you I'd be lonlier than Dennis Paul.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Maybe someone will forward this site to Mugger Murtha. I am sure he will want to help all he can.
P.S. Don't try to debate me on this. Don't leave comments supporting
someone else. I'll delete them. It's my blog, I'll do what I want. If you
want to support someone else make your own blog.
Randy lists himself as an artist and also as an (insert vulgarities). On the first, I doubt it, but on the others, I'll just have to take his word.
Many of the sites supporting Ron Paul sound just like kOs kiddies, DUers and the Huffington Post. Not a good way to generate support.
The other posts I have done on Paul have generated a lot of hatemail. Geez, don't they have little black helicopters and grassy knolls to chase.
UPDATE: A Ron Paul supporter posted a comment;
You make little childish comments like black helicopters etc etc, and
then wonder why you get hatemail?
If you want to google Paul and grassy knoll, go ahead. I will repeat myself and say that Ron Paul has had some good ideas, but his obsession with conspiracies, among other ideas, render him a political eunuch.
I have been around Ron Paul and he has a sense of humor. Maybe he can rent some to his supporters, but have gold for the rental.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
VIA Never Yet Melted
Toy Soldiers Disarmed in California
Cole McNamara and Austin Nakata, 11-year-old buddies who share an interest in all things military, said they put the toys on their hats to support American troops in Iraq.
“I was kind of mad because they just went over and clipped them off and didn’t say anything about it,” Austin said.
I used to work for a cigarette manufacturer in their government relations department. My then 5 year old daughter told her class what I did on the school's "career day" that was "to better acquaint students with each other". The teacher, a virulent anti tobacco activist, informed the class and my daughter that I was a mass murderer. My daughter ran home in tears. Soon after the teacher left the superintendent's office in tears. And fired.
Susan Liberati, an assistant superintendent, said she believes “the
principal has interpreted district policy accurately, and we support her in
I don't care if these people are stupid or patsys. I'd fire this whole lot. Period.
Susan Liberati, an assistant superintendent, said she believes “the principal has interpreted district policy accurately, and we support her in that.”
Clipping the ends of toy guns on toy soldiers. How incredibly juvenile. What an insult to their aspirations.
Liberals Celebrate 'Decline of Conservatism'
Conservatism's problem is deeper than controversial speakers and
divisions within the movement, argued Rick Perlstein, a senior fellow at the
Campaign for America's Future (CAF), which sponsors Take Back
"Conservatism will always fail," Perlstein said, adding that the
ideology's problems stem from its main tenet of smaller government.
"People who confess their contempt for government cannot be trusted to
govern," he said. "When you start breaking down the institutions of government
and trifling with them, then you make it harder to govern efficiently.
"Perlstein said conservatism "is a movement about nothing, and I don't
think it can succeed, and I implore the American people to turn their backs on
The Founding Fathers might not agree with Rick Perlstein and CAF:
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like
fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington
Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the
people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is
our servant, not our master! -Thomas Jefferson
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. - James Madison
"There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our
overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from anothe quarter.
From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from
their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some
danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public
servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they
may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing." - Daniel Webster
They are going to "take back America" with big government and by ignoring what our founders wrote?
Contempt for government? I have nothing but contempt for what the people of CAF are planning for our government.
HT Yeah, right, whatever
Esther Fuchs - Liberal. A real piece of work.
Pataki - "I want to be Christie Whitman".
Rockefeller(s) - You decide which liberal to read about.
D'Amato - Conservative who went bad. And left.
Cuomo - Need I say anything?
Dinkins - "Dinkins Democrat" still means large govt corruption. Personified.
Giuliani - Chief political ally of Liberal party boss Ray Harding.
Ray Harding - Liberal party boss in love with Rudy.
Pierre Rinfret - Repub. Oops on that diploma.
Ralph Marino - Repub Senate Pres who spent and patronized to make Boss Tweed look small.
Google them. These are the people that took the Reagan Revolution and turned it into a liberal wreckin' revolution for New York State, New York City and New York's Republican Party. These are the people that took the hopes of NY voters and offered them political bankruptcy, moral bankruptcy and financial bankruptcy.
They arranged political marriages, union marriages and financial marriages, some who had actually once been thought conservative, to further their personal and political goals.
Look at that list again. They all at one time or another worked together, not by proximity, but by choice and shared goals.
And now Giuliani and Bloomberg want to be president. Bringing to America the deception, back-stabbing and a moral vacuum that made New York what it is today.
Possible slogan, "More wives, More ideologies, Just for you".
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Some Inconvenient Facts About the Haditha Incident - UPDATED
It started in November 2005. It became a political witch-hunt after
Time’s Tim McGirk plastered the media with half-truths, suspect statements from
“eyewitnesses” and a great deal of hearsay. It exploded into an anti-war talking
point once John Murtha called it “cold blooded murder” and compared it to My
Lai. The media and the anti-war crowd were salivating at the thought of US
Marines convicted of murder. It did not occur to them that the Marines deserved
the benefit of the doubt – you know, innocent until proven guilty....
Read the whole thing. The UPDATES are phenomenal.
I no longer consider myself an Episcopal and I now attend St Edwards the Confessor with my wife who is Catholic. In an interesting 360, my father was raised Roman Catholic, but changed to my mother's church which was Episcopal. I found this out from his mother after my father passed away.
My leaving had everything to do with the destruction of a church I loved, was baptized in, confirmed into and humbly served as an acolyte.
Now you can sleep better, eh?
Ted Strickland’s CAIR Appearance, and Ohio’s Snoozing Press
Not newsworthy? Surely you jest. It’s not every day that the sitting
governor of one of the country’s larger states breaks bread with an organization
that has been named an unindicted co-conspirator in an alleged criminal conspiracy to support the Palestinian Arab terrorist group Hamas.
The Dispatch published one LtE of mine on this, posted an electronic LtE of another, but shut me down after that even though CAIRing people kept lying about what I and others pointed out.
Can't call Wolfe on this one, but you can write Mike Curtin, President, Associate Publisher at the dispatch at firstname.lastname@example.org
HT Right Angle Blog and The Keeler Report
Though I am busy, much to the distress of one, two, ?, I am reading my favs and this is from Bloodthirsty Liberal and I think it an important piece, in that it educates.
As lapsed Episcopalian, i.e. I moved my bank account, I find this disgusting. The World Council of Churches is busily wrecking churches from the scripture up.
Antisemitism and the Church
So, you can imagine my disgust upon reading that the wise folks at The World Council of Churches is determined to sow more misery in the name of religion. Shame, shame, shame.
Read the rest.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The Democrats have actually convinced themselves that they got a mandate to:
a) Steal from the people
b) Destroy America's reputation in the world
c) Destroy America's reputation in America
Of the three, the Democrats believe their best shot at passing legislation is to steal from the people through their tax and spend voodooism of bribing their base to vote for them.
If they can once again hamper America's economy with increased taxes they then can start rebuilding the perception that America needs big government, unions, and all things liberal to save itself.
To preserve tax relief
Democrats in Congress are discounting advancements made possible by the
2001 and 2003 tax cuts passed by Congress and are trying to slap U.S. taxpayers
with a $400 billion tax increase that will slow our economy's current progress.
If Democrats follow through on their budget promises, the American people will face the following:
• A $500 per child tax increase.
• A 55 percent Death Tax.
• A 13 percent tax increase for many small businesses.
• A 33 percent tax increase on capital gains.
• A 164 percent tax increase on dividends.
I believe Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats in Congress must join
together to ensure the American economy is not crippled by a massive tax
increase. I recently introduced the Tax Increase Prevention Act, legislation
that would make permanent tax relief passed in 2001 and 2003.
Losers Pelosi and Reid have so far failed in their effort to destroy America's reputation with their cut and run policy of abandonment of the people of Iraq, but they'll keep trying. They will keep hoping for the continued bleakness projected by the media and the outright lies by them to weaken America's resolve.
A Republican backbencher, Tim Walberg (R-MI) has shown he will not go quietly back into the dark and we still have hope with the great thinking and leadership of Rep. John Boehner, but where are the others?
Not in the Senate leadership.
My Father never got to know my son, but if he was alive today he would fight these bastards tooth and nail. He can't, but I can and will. I still miss him every day.
Happy Father's Day Dad.
Please write as well as post this info. A lot of fathers here and over there would appreciate support for our soldiers, especially today.
From Misha and Blackfive
Hear That? No? Me either. What I want to be hearing is grunts of pain
from RCT-6’s PAO, as he hefts box after box of printed-out emails supporting our
Marines. Since I’m not hearing any complaining yet, I think we need to do
it harder. You read how our Marines need, more than anything else, to hear that
you love them. By God, you ought to. And according to my email, Col.
Simcock “admonished” them into getting a separate email account set up for us,
just hours after we started mailing. Let’s fill it.
Here’s the address: RCTemail@example.com
So far they have 25 letters. Flood them.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
“Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”
What part of Illegal Aliens do these people not understand.
Amnesty is wrong because:
- These people broke the law
- It is unfair to those who have been obeying our laws of immigration
- We don't know who these illegals are
Trent Lott, once a young conservative star, has become just another DC Pol. He and others in Congress who support this bill/idea obviously do not know what we, citizens, feel nor think. Nor do they care.
It is pretty sad when such a powerful man feels inadequate to "talk radio". Maybe it is a electromagnetic wave fear. Or frequency. Or maybe the power of the people.
There are a lot of assumptions and accusations but there are no real
arguments or reasoning behind them, Could you please explain in detail at least
one of these issues so that we can have a constructive and not a destructive
Ric is being reasonable in asking his question and polite, which seems a difficult quality for many RP supporters, in his asking. Thank you Ric.
Ron Paul says he is not an Isolationist:
Thomas Jefferson summed up the noninterventionist foreign policy position perfectly in his 1801 inaugural address: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations- entangling alliances with none.” Washington similarly urged that we must, “Act for ourselves and not for others,” by forming an “American character wholly free of foreign attachments.”
In a 1791 letter concerning the Barbary Pirates, Jefferson wrote:
"lastly our determination to prefer war in all cases to tribute under any form,
and to any people whatever."
In 1801 when Jefferson became President, he refused to pay tribute, or bribes, and he changed his earlier declarations of the US only needing a small coastal navy for defense by sending a squadron of ships to kick Tripoli's butt. They did, we got our sailors back and the issue of tribute was solved.
In today's world, terrorists ask us to pay tribute and to bribe us, in many forms, through terror. The enemy is different, but the concept is the same. I think Jefferson answered Congressman Paul adequately by his actions and by his own words.
By not going after terrorism where it breeds and by not redirecting the terrorist's energy to another place, such as Iraq, is not only incredibly stupid, it would also ignore precedent set by one of our Founding Fathers. If today, a theoretical group of Barbary pirates used our planes to kill our citizens and regrouped to do worse so as to "bribe" us into doing their bidding, President Jefferson would act forcefully and immediately. He wouldn't have allowed a UN to qualify our soveriegnty.
Not interfering with France's economy for our financial gain is non-intervention. Not going after those that have attacked us is isolationism. And pretty damned stupid.
Why Ron Paul is Not the Man
#1) Ron Paul is a libertarian, not a conservative
#2) Ron Paul is one of the people spreading the North American Union
#3) Ron Paul encourages “truther” conspiracy nuts
#4) Ron Paul’s racial views
#5) A lot of Ron Paul’s supporters are incredibly irritating
#6) Ron Paul is an isolationist
#7) Ron Paul wants to immediately cut and run in Iraq
#8) Ron Paul excused Al-Qaeda’s attacks on America
#9) Ron Paul is the single, least electable major candidate running for
the presidency in either party
I would add:
#10) Lights on, nobody home.
PROOF for #4 and # 5 in the comments:
Don't bother, this asshat is another Israel-Firster who's only agendaDear tsoldrin,
is that American blood is spilled to protect the interests of Israel.
I'd bring up the Bible, but I doubt you have ever heard of it, but strategically and tactically, having Israel as our partner and ally in the heart of Arab lands is a pretty good idea. Just hate those Jews, don'tcha RonPaulBoy? How is that International Jewish Conspiracy working out for you?
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Freedom, not climate, is at risk
By Vaclav Klaus
As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel
obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market
economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.
The issue of global warming is more about social than natural sciences
and more about man and his freedom than about tenths of a degree Celsius changes in average global temperature.
As Dinah Lord said, "The brown shirts now wear green". Environazis are seeking the power to re-educate us all and force their
I'd believe a man who has been there. Of course, I wouldn't believe Al Gore if he gave me the time of day.
There is no candidate in this race who has completely blown my skirt up, but many of you have asked me to hurry up and call the ball. Will this help?
No President of mine should walk on water, but his feet had better be damned dry.
No President of mine should have bigger buddies in business than he has from his hometown church.
No President of mine should expect to lead from the rear and maintain the devotion of his Base.
The LA Times reports:
Under a sweltering Iraqi sky, [Lt. Gen. James N. Mattis, commanding
general of Marine Forces Central Command] asked for questions from his
Many were reluctant, but Marine Lance Cpl. Jack Kessel, 19,
of Raleigh, N.C., stepped forward. Something had been gnawing at him as he and
his buddies go about the business of winning hearts and minds in al-Anbar
province: “How are we supposed to fight a war when people back home say we’ve already lost?”
Marines continue to exceed their re-enlistment goals. A recent study
showed that those who have deployed twice to Iraq are more likely to re-enlist
than those who have gone once. The Marine least likely to re-enlist is one who
has not deployed to Iraq.
Mattis told the Marines to believe their own eyes rather than news
accounts about who is winning the war. Don’t be discouraged by politicians and
pundits who haven’t been to Iraq: “Don’t hold it against them. The only reason
they have that freedom of speech is because you’ll fight for it.”
I can't add to that.
HT to NRO
Reid has disparaged the war, the President, the Vice President, the senate, the house, Rumsfeld, Gates, Condi Rice, US intelligence, US corporations, the leadership of Iraq, the leadership of Afghanistan, Republicans, Conservatives, wayward Democrats, the lack of a surge, the surge, and now Gen. Peter Pace and Gen. David Petraeus, but he supports the troops, just not what they’re doing nor anyone who supports them.
Everyone else is wrong, but Harry.
Harry isn’t a typical liberal elitist, he is a dysfunctional man in a place of leadership, but at least he’s learned not to stomp his feet in public.
Unfortunately, Harry is getting people killed, terrorized and causing families just like ours to have their hope crushed. All because he is right and we are wrong.
Sad for him, sad for us.
UPDATE: Crotchety Old Bastard (He's earned the title) is not of mixed emotions.
UPDATE II: Correction: I Do HATE This Puny Man. I knew he did. He should.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Iraq surge a failure, top Democrats tell Bush
Top US congressional Democrats bluntly told President George W. Bush
Wednesday that his Iraq troop "surge" policy was a failure.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and House of Representatives
Speaker Nancy Pelosi challenged the president over Iraq by sending him a letter,
ahead of a White House meeting later on Wednesday.
"As many had forseen, the escalation has failed to produce the
intended results," the two leaders wrote.
"The increase in US forces has had little impact in curbing the
violence or fostering political reconciliation.
"It has not enhanced Americas national security. The unsettling
reality is that instances of violence against Iraqis remain high and attacks on
US forces have increased.
"In fact, the last two months of the war were the deadliest to date
for US troops.
I have no doubt they wrote this release before the surge began.
Even for Reid and Pelosi this is a new low in political hackery and they're marching on the bodies of troops, both alive and dead, toward their goal of power. They set their course and now they realize it has become a test of brinkmanship and a final roll of the dice on their part. The troops be damned. The security of the United States of America be damned. Freedom be damned. In fact, the truth be damned.
Shame on Pelosi, Reid, and the rest. Shame on those that have bought into their sham. Shame on each and every reporter and editor that support their lies.
To make people's effort worthless robs those people of their self-worth and that is what Reid, Pelosi and their enablers are doing to every person that wears our country's uniform. To play political games with the freedom of the 50 plus million people of Iraq, Afghanistan and others watching with hope, is more despicable than imaginable. The worst, though, is to knowingly lie, at the expense of those who hope for freedom and those fighting for that freedom, to the electorate to gain their tawdry goal of political power.
Reid and Pelosi are not the loyal opposition. They're not even loyal. They are not "citizen representatives", they are old, burned out hacks clawing for their political lives. I pray they fail.
I hate liars.
US Democrats preview new Iraq showdown
Reid said however that Democrats, saddled with a thin majority in
Congress, had raised unrealistic expectations about their ability to end the
war, among supporters who powered their takeover of Congress last
"We set the bar too high,"
Actually sir, you set the bar so low so that even slime like you could get over it.
ADDED THOUGHTS: Jonn Lilyea at This Ain't Hell has some solid advice for Liberals.
Don't run, Al. Don't!
Despite numerous polls claiming that registered Democrats like myself
are happy with their current field of presidential contenders, the Gore boomlet
betrays subterranean tremors of doubt. After two major televised debates by both
parties, only a Pollyanna on helium would believe that any of the top-tier
Democrats will definitely be able to defeat a leading Republican like Mitt
Romney or Rudy Giuliani.
dot dot dot
Right now, the Democrats' best hope may be for the Republicans to veer
right and nominate an erratic aging boy like the seedy Newt Gingrich or a
Hollywood caricature of vintage 1910 American small-town life like the
phlegmatically pithy Fred Thompson, whose homespun act feels tired and looks
So, Fred Thompson is a sluggish, but tersely cogent caricature as he reflects average American citizens who Ms Paglia finds tiresome in all aspects while Giuliani and Romney are the top tier candidates for Republicans. Oh, and Newt is an erratic aging boy who is seedy which is a Paglia calling kettle black moment.
But the TV pundits who rushed to proclaim Hillary the winner of the
second debate were off by a mile. Hillary excelled in the first half by the
greater specificity of her responses, but her gains were nearly wiped out at one
point by her bone-chilling mirthless chuckling (like a sound effect for the
Blood Countess in a horror film).
dot dot dot
For many Democrats like me, however, Hillary's history of
prevarication, rigidity and quasi-divine sense of election is profoundly
unsettling. And who exactly would be running the government -- that
indefatigable buttinski, Bill Clinton? Spare us! But Hillary's intricate
experience with the Washington bureaucracy makes Edwards (toward whom I've been leaning) and Obama (whom I may shift to) look like shaky tyros.
I am jealous that she thought to define Hillary as a Blood Countess sound effect. Paglia may lean herself to Obama, which I think unlikely and contrived, but she has made me lean towards Thompson."The lady doth protest too much, methinks" which makes my kettle call the briar patch home.
Judge Decries National Holiday for Atheists
In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation of Easter and Passover holidays. He decided to contact his lawyer about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded to Christians and Jews with all their holidays while atheists had no holiday to celebrate.
The case was brought before a wise judge. After listening to the long passionate presentation by the lawyer, the Judge banged his gavel and declared "Case dismissed!"
The lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling and said, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and many other observances. Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah... yet my client and all other atheists have no such holiday!"
The judge leaned forward in his chair and simply said, "Obviously your client is too confused to even know about, much less celebrate his own atheists' holiday!"
The lawyer pompously said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any such holiday for atheists. Just when might that holiday be, your Honor?"
The judge said, "Well it comes every year on exactly the same date -- April 1st! Since our calendar sets April 1st as 'April Fools' Day', consider that Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53 state, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.'
Therefore, in my opinion, if your client says there is no God, then by scripture he is a fool, thus April 1st is his holiday!"
The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick and a half empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading.
After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, "Tell me, Father, what causes arthritis?"
The priest replied, "My Son, it is caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol and a contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and a lack of personal hygiene."
The drunk muttered in response, "Well, I'll be darned," and returned to his paper.
The priest, thinking about what he had said, put his hand gently on the man's arm and apologized.
"I'm sorry.... I should not have come down on you so strong. How long have you had arthritis?"
"I don't have arthritis, Father," the drunk replied. "I was just reading here that the Pope does."
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for
the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to
this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this
Prosperity and freedom has a nice ring to it. Why are so many opposed to Iraq and Afghanistan having some?
Or for that reason, why are so many opposed to having some here in America?
There isn't ever going to be another Ronald Reagan for the same reason there
will never be another Vince Lombardi, another Mickey Mantle, or another Mother
Teresa. It's 2007 now, and not 1980. It is the responsibility of conservatives,
therefore, to stop looking for the next Ronald Reagan, and start looking for a
candidate in the present who can lead a conservative movement on the national
level. Considering the current lineup of Republican candidates for president,
there isn't one who could answer that calling. But Fred Thompson could.
UPDATE: Dalton? If Congress is the Double Deuce, Fred is the cure.
UPDATE: I was reminded that I wrote about this here.
There is good Goldstein. There is great Goldstein.
And, then, there is classic Goldstein.
Oh, and a certain reverence for the irreverent
Monday, June 11, 2007
Teddy Roosevelt, 1907
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who
comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he
shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage
to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American,
and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man
who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all.
We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one
language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one
sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Outside of the Bull Moose Party stupidity, he was outstanding.
What it means to be an American.....
My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over
from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan They were
defending the United States of America as one people.
My wife's father, whose parent's were Italian, served. My Father's family was from Wales and served, learning English as soldiers and teaching their families when they returned home.
According to my Aunts, my mother's family taught English to God, though I think that may be a stretch.
States Finding Fiscal Surprise: A Cash Surplus
Budget surpluses have largely stemmed from higher than expected tax
collections — corporate tax revenues alone were 11 percent higher than budget
estimates — and booming local economies. There has also been some relief in
Medicaid spending, which fell from an 11 percent annual growth rate to something closer to 7 percent in the past few years.
My word, how can we stop this man before he strikes again?
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Sen. Brown, legislators look to protect Ohio's bees
''The bee population in Ohio is declining at an alarming rate and
Ohio's fruit and vegetable farmers are at risk,'' Brown said in a statement.
''This bill would support Ohio's farmers by protecting the bee population they
rely on to pollinate their crops.''
Uh, that may not be the case. The well known Honey Bees were immigrants as well as us. They came from Europe.
Many of the real experts, Honey Bee keepers are skeptical:
Many beekeepers are skeptical of the reports or at least how they're adding
up. For 100 years, beekeepers have logged periodic reports of sudden and
inexplicable bee die-offs.
People refer the latest die-off by its initials "CCD," but one Georgia
beekeeper instead calls it the "SSDD" crisis for "Same Stuff, Different Day."
"People have lost bees from the beginning of time," Sowers said.
Also, Honey Bees do not pollinate corn, wheat, rice, rye, barley, and all the other grain crops as Scare-ed Brown and others imply.
HT to Right Angle
UPDATE: I love this line in my swamped comment section.
The new brown shirts are green. Cheers - Dinah
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Another good sign might be Teddy Kennedy being allowed to take scotch breaks from his work building the wall. Weather near the Rio Grande can get stuffy in July.
We may win again in 2008. We may not.
To Peggy Noonan, the wimps debating in the "republican" dog and pony shows on TV and the pundits and "professionals" spewing their poison about Bush, a pox on you.
I am a not too old fool who believes. I fought the fight, in a small way, back when Reagan was organizing, and pissed off a bunch of Liberals, to become President.
Not one world will be shaken by my full time return to politics.
It will make me feel better because the whining by republicans about Bush and the whining by Liberals about Bush makes me sick.
The 11nth Commandment.
A movement was and is built by like minded individuals, not by a herd of of self serving whiners expecting people to listen to their individual bitching.
As a Republican and a Conservative, to me, you sound like little whinny Liberals desperately seeking attention.
How sad you have sunk so low.
Maybe in your "down" time you could sign up to be a poll watcher, a door-to-door worker, a phoner, a researcher, a treasurer, a manager, a "kitchen cabinet" advisor, a LTTE writer, a press person, a volunteer, a volunteer coordinator, a precinct captain, a spokesman, a committe member, a fund raiser, a sign placer, an office volunteer, a weekend phone answerer or maybe you can continue to pontificate.
Blogging is good, but blogging is benign in the heat of battle, unless you are a star.
Does Bush piss you off? Maybe Hillary will make you feel better or your blog more profitable.
Step up to the plate, at least in some small way, or STFU.
You may not shake the world, but you might make that bed of your's a bit more comfortable.
You know, to sleep in. Well.
IMMIGRATION BILL ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE IN SENATE... DEVELOPING...
Good. If Voinovich votes for this, I'll not send him another box of Mr Pipp and Moon Pies. I'll send them to Sherrod Brown so his cholesterial does him in.
It's a toss up.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
"In my second inaugural address, I pledged America to the ultimate goal
of ending tyranny in our world. Some have said that qualifies me as a "dissident
If standing for liberty in the world makes me a dissident, I wear that
title with pride."(Applause.)
Do You Know
Did you know that 47 countries have reestablished their embassies in
Did you know that the Iraqi government currently employs 1.2
Did you know that 3,100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are
under rehabilitation, 263 new schools are now under construction and 38 new
schools have been completed in Iraq?
Did you know that Iraq 's higher educational structure consists of 20
universities, 46 institutes or colleges and 4 research centers, all currently
Go read more. You won't read it in the MSM.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Well, Mr Big Shot, Osammy wrote me too.
We've been staying in a pretty nice cave here in the Pamirs. It's nice
in the summer, but by Allah the winters really suck. If you think dialysis is a
prob in your cushy little Satan cell try it at 50 below with nothing but a Yeti
gussied up in lipstick to keep you warm.
Speaking of cells, I was having a little pep talk with Bakht Mohammad the other
day. Boy, (oops shouldn't say that) do I miss Dadullah. That was one ass-kickin mujahid. Too bad some weak tool of Satan turned him into a grease spot. So, Bakht Mohammad is telling me all about his big plans. Oy, that Mashugina is dumber than pajama boy (oops again), Abedinejad. Pelosi? Murtha? My you-know-what has more brain power than both of those Satans put together. One's dumber than a box of rocks and the other is 72 short of Heaven.
Democrats schemocrats. Pigs and monkeys. Useful, but oh so haram. If they
really want to help me, they could come clean (pun, get it?) and send us guns
and money. Yeah, then we'll let Allah deal with them last.
Gotta go, we're off for higher climes. Never know about the "people"
around here. Satan's money, you know. In fact Zawahri has been acting funny lately, whispering into his cell phone and when I ask him about it, he starts with the "secret plans" crap about dealing with the infidels. Oh, and don't get me started about that Jamil. I got his beautiful right here if you know what I mean.
Hasta la vista by Allah's will and so forth,
I liked Ronald Reagan, in fact I liked him enough that I quit what I was doing and campaigned for him and when he was elected I moved to Washington to work in politics to indirectly and then directly support Reagan and his beliefs. Liberal denunciation of Reagan as a man and as an intellect exhibited their fear of the man. The media, the Congress and others whispered loudly that Reagan was stupid which sent me into fits of giggles and sometimes rage. Tip O'Neill tried to take on this "stupid man" and Reagan out thought him. What scared them the most was that Reagan didn't fit the mold. Reagan did what worried them the most. Reagan went directly to the people and told them the truth and told them what he wanted to do and why. In Washington, that was dirty pool because in Washington politicians are the "people" except they, as our "representatives, are a whole lot smarter and better people. They believe themselves Sonnenkinder.
Destiny chose Reagan because Reagan chose his own destiny at a time when a Reagan was very much needed by the country and deeply desired by the people.
Fred Thompson is not Ronald Reagan. Reagan was Reagan and Thompson is Thompson. Reagan became a politician and a damned good one. He had a passion based on deep intellectual and ideological beliefs that, full circle, created a fire-in-the-gut. His passion lit a room when he entered. I saw rooms stop when he entered. Even people who had never set foot in Washington knew that Reagan was the cure for the virus called politics.
As Patton would have had little effect at Waterloo because Patton's essential skill was destined to be used in another conflict, Thompson brings his essential skill to the present. A skill of common sense. Thompson is a Thompson that people can recognize and be comfortable with because he is not Reagan, but Thompson. No hidden agendas, no secret burning passion to reshape the essential America, because he likes America. He likes us. Thompson doesn't think America is wrong. Yes, we can do better, but we are a good people with good intentions who do good things in the larger picture of the world. That scares the living crap out of Liberals.
So now, Liberals have begun the tear down of Thompson by negating some of their earlier attacks on Reagan to better hone their attacks on Thompson. Reagan was stupid, but he was driven and passionate. Thompson is smart, but lacks passion because he is lazy and stupid about what America needs right now.
They have made Thompson important and for that Conservatives should thank Liberals. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
This ain't Hell nails it with his post on the estimable Richard Cohen's Washington Post article concerning Thompson.
WaPo’s Cohen: Thompson is no Reagan
I have nothing good to write for almost all of Washington Post’s
columnists, well except maybe Novak and Krauthammer, but this clown Richard
Cohen really writes some stupid crap sometimes. Take today’s column for
instance; Can He Find His Motivation?
Cohen, who also wrote “Wasted Lives“, in which he said our troops were
dying for nothing in Iraq and I criticized back in March, claims in this
piece that Thompson shouldn’t be allowed to be President for this
If Thompson’s name came up in some sort of free-association game, he would
be a genuine stumper: Thompson and what? There is no Thompson Act, Thompson Compromise, Thompson Hearing, Thompson Speech or Thompson Anything that comes to mind. No living man can call himself a Thompsonite. Instead, Thompson came and went from the Senate as if he were never there, leaving only the faint scent of ennui. “I don’t want to spend the rest of my life up here,” he once said. “I don’t like spending 14- and 16-hour days voting on ’sense of the Senate’ resolutions on irrelevant matters.” As a call to action, this lacks a certain something.
Read the rest you lazy ......