Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Islam in America


Toledo, Ohio

Pelosi, Reid, Democrats Sink To New Low

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.

Drugs For The Droogs

"I was cured, all right..." .

When one tears the fabric of society by heinous crimes they should be separated from society completely and forever, not used for political purposes as was Alex.

Reid Steps Up To The Bar

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.

Ron Paul Soars Past 2%


Poll: Romney emerges as New Hampshire front-runner

Camille Paglia Endorses Giuliani & Romney?

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.

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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.

Atheist Holiday

Shamelessly stolen from Tony Phyrillas' site. If you haven't visited, Tony covers more than just PA politics. He covers Conservatism and is darned good at it.

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!"


A drunk, who smelled of beer sat down, on a bus seat next to a priest.

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."