Friday, September 30, 2005

BDS... From The Right??

We all know that the President has upset some Conservatives at times. Okay... we all know that the President has upset ALL Conservatives at times. Still, I believe he has been a very good thing overall for the Conservative movement- and I know he is a good man. It is indisputable, though, that there are some fatal flaws in his policies that have driven some of our best Conservative voices to criticize him vociferously.

One very notable example of this would be Ann Coulter, the smoking pistol of the Right. In her most recent column, she reminds us of how the President has fumbled and stumbled thus far when it comes to backing the right people for important positions. Actually, she seems to feel the most contempt for Karl Rove.

Here's a sample that gives the flavor of the column:

[[ If Ronald Reagan were running today, Rove would have Bush endorse Reagan's opponent. Establishment Republicans all pretend to have seen Reagan's genius at the time, but that's a crock. They wanted to dump Reagan in favor of "electable" Gerald Ford and "electable" George Herbert Walker Bush. ]]

Ann's Discontent


We Are Watching... Judiciously

Ready to be shocked? Okay... here's an actual common-sense editorial in the (ready for this?) la times!

The subject is how twenty-two losers in the democrat party chose to vote against a consensus LEGAL GENIUS- John Roberts- for purely political purposes. America is, indeed, watching... and will be making their own choices in the future based, at least partly, on how these clowns behaved during this time.

[[ THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT 22 Democratic senators voted to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. as the 17th chief justice of the United States. That's more than anyone would have imagined just a few months ago, when the talk in Washington was all about filibusters and nuclear options. The bad news is that 22 Democratic senators voted against Roberts. That's far more than the handful of Republicans who voted against Bill Clinton's two Supreme Court appointees, Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

But too many Democrats beholden to liberal interest groups embarrassed themselves and the party by opposing Roberts. These groups wield disproportionate power in mobilizing activists and raising campaign funds, but they do not speak for the majority of Americans or even most Democrats.

Worse, in terms of the broader national interest, by appearing so obstructionist, these senators have undermined their credibility to oppose future judicial picks who may actually be outside the mainstream.

Bingo! Credibility with normal folks takes a dramatic plunge when they do this kind of political crap. We are watching... and here are the 22 losers:

Evan Bayh of Indiana
Joseph Biden of Delaware
Barbara Boxer of California
Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York
Jon Corzine of New Jersey
Mark Dayton of Minnesota
Dick Durbin of Illinois
Dianne Feinstein of California
Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts
John Kerry of Massachusetts
Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey
Barbara Mikulski of Maryland
Barack Obama of Illinois
Harry Reid of Nevada
Charles Schumer of New York
Debbie Stabenow of Michigan
Jack Reed of Rhode Island
Tom Harkin of Iowa
Daniel Inouye of Hawaii
Paul Sarbanes of Maryland
Maria Cantwell of Washington
Daniel Akaka of Hawaii

Poor Judgment


"White Guilt...?"

Here's an excellent article on the path our country has taken in regards to racism and "racial guilt." It is long, but very thought provoking.

As the whole thing is very good, it is difficult to excerpt... but here is one compelling part.

[[ Having embarked on an unprecedented attempt to raise the condition of blacks, white liberal America suddenly found itself faced with two horrifying realizations it had not contemplated before: that black poverty as a whole could not be cured by government efforts, and that, given the depth of black racial hostility as shown in the riots, racial integration along liberal, "I have a dream," lines was impossible.

Shocked to its core, white America lost its nerve. White America could not blame black poverty on the black community's own failures, since that would imply that whites were not responsible for blacks' problems. Nor could white America attribute black racial animus (as Thomas Jefferson had famously done in his Notes on the State of Virginia) to the co-existence of two such different races under the same government. To adopt either explanation would be to blame the very race whom whites now viewed as their own historic victims. For whites, the only psychologically acceptable response to the revelation of persistent black functional inadequacies and black racial anger was to place the onus for these problems on themselves.

Whites' belief in white America's inherent badness, their compulsion to abase themselves before "oppressed" and "disadvantaged" minorities of all kinds, became an organizing principle of American politics—a principle that was soon extended to every conceivable "victim" group. Hispanics, Asians, American Indians, women, homosexuals, the physically and mentally handicapped, the elderly, juveniles—all now became recipients of an ever-expanding system of official group recognition, government entitlements, and relief from normal societal standards. This relief included the license to attack whites and America for all possible social ills and even to side openly with America's enemies in time of war.

One should read it all, and reflect appropriately.

Guilty Whites


Attention Math Geeks!

This one is for all of you "figure heads" out there. I know the struggle of living with math geeks... there are more than a few of these exceptional people in my family. This article, celebrating the anniversary of Einstein's famous equation, is for them (and, ostensibly, for the rest of us, too... although I'll leave that to your discretion).

[[ After E = mc∑, scientists realized that this reasoning, however sensible it once seemed, was deeply flawed. Mass and energy are not distinct. They are the same basic stuff packaged in forms that make them appear different. Just as solid ice can melt into liquid water, Einstein showed, mass is a frozen form of energy that can be converted into the more familiar energy of motion. The amount of energy (E) produced by the conversion is given by his formula: multiply the amount of mass converted (m) by the speed of light squared (c∑). Since the speed of light is a few hundred million meters per second (fast enough to travel around the earth seven times in a single second), c∑ , in these familiar units, is a huge number, about 100,000,000,000,000,000. ]]

So, you might think that it is all about esoteric knowledge that isn't remotely interesting to "normal" people. But then, the article goes into explaining how the mighty equation relates to all of us.

[[ The standard illustrations of Einstein's equation - bombs and power stations - have perpetuated a belief that E = mc∑ has a special association with nuclear reactions and is thus removed from ordinary activity.

This isn't true. When you drive your car, E = mc∑ is at work. As the engine burns gasoline to produce energy in the form of motion, it does so by converting some of the gasoline's mass into energy, in accord with Einstein's formula. When you use your MP3 player, E = mc∑ is at work. As the player drains the battery to produce energy in the form of sound waves, it does so by converting some of the battery's mass into energy, as dictated by Einstein's formula. As you read this text, E = mc∑ is at work. The processes in the eye and brain, underlying perception and thought, rely on chemical reactions that interchange mass and energy, once again in accord with Einstein's formula.

That Famous Equation And You

See? Now you're a lot smarter! Aren't you glad you read this?


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Lying Liars Silenced In Philly

Well, air-head America won't be offending anyone in Philadelphia anymore... not that anyone was listening anyway, that is.

Air America Radio Grounded By WHAT-AM

[[ Al Franken and Randi Rhodes are getting the boot from Philadelphia airwaves, as WHAT-AM (1340) is pulling off programming from Air America, the liberal talk-radio network.

Friday will be the last day, and a new WHAT lineup will begin Monday, said general manager Kernie Anderson, adding that "things were not working out" with Air America after about a year.

Why would they drop Al and the rest, you ask?

[[ Ratings were abysmal. ]]

Oh... just like they are for air-head America everywhere else. Got it. I guess the begging isn't working.

You know... the election losses and stuff like this really should give these idiots a clue... but still they press on with their shrill lunacy, even as they get smaller and smaller in America's rear-view mirror.

(Picture courtesy of IMAO)

Here's The Problem

Okay, so the democrats are squirming in orgiastic glee as they lynch Tom DeLay with a phony attack. They are also issuing scathing and blistering assaults on Republican response to the hurricanes... and trying to get traction with accusing Republicans of a "culture of corruption"...

...enter Governor Blanco from Louisiana- coming to Capital Hill to appear before the Senate. Time to follow up on the accusations that Mr. Brown made the previous day, right?


[[ Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, blamed by the former leader of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin for many of the city's post-hurricane problems, was given no questions about her response to Hurricane Katrina when she appeared before a Senate committee to plead for more federal money.

She asked not to be questioned about it and the senators agreed.

Governor Blanco Not Questioned About Katrina Response

"...the senators agreed..." Oh, I get it now: Republicans bad, democrats good... and no one can question democrats about anything, but they can attack Republicans about everything.

I'm guessing it went down something like this:

Senator: "Governor Blanco, there is very credible evidence that your administration has badly mismanaged virtually everything imaginable in your state- which has resulted in the ugly state of affairs that we now see in..."

Blanco: "Umm, excuse me, Senator... I believe that I asked to not be questioned about this."

Senator: "Oh, that's right. My bad. Here's the money."

Sounds fair to me.


But, I Thought...

...that the French had appeased the holy warriors...??

Islamic "Militants" Plot Terror Attack In Paris

[[ SECURITY is to be tightened in France after allegations that a group of nine suspected Islamic militants arrested on Monday had been plotting a terrorist attack on a high-profile target in Paris.

The seven men and two women, who had been under observation by anti-terrorist investigators for two years, are suspected of planning an attack on the Metro, a Paris airport or the headquarters of the DST, the French domestic intelligence agency.

It is not clear if police were acting on intelligence of an imminent threat to national security when they carried out the arrests, but the interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, warned yesterday that the risk of a terrorist attack was currently "at a very high level".

Oh, Lord... nothing makes sense anymore! Are they trying to tell me that even the French aren't safe from the islamo-fascists? Why, that must mean that no one can deal with them... and that all they want is for all Westerners to convert or die...

Who woulda thunk it...?


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

We All Give... In Our Own Way

Here's a touching story of one "doctor" who decided to reach out to the most needy of all hurricane victims: the ones who want to kill their unborn children.

[[ A doctor has offered to perform free abortions on hurricane evacuees, saying it may be too dangerous for them to wait until they return home. ]]

Clinic Offers Free Abortions

Of course, by saying "too dangerous for them to wait...", he is merely invoking the abortionist's most important credo: you have to get them early on, before they have a chance to think about it and bond with the non-viable tissue mass.

Definitely a candidate for our "special place in hell" awards.


Can't Win For Losing

It's been said that if President Bush walked on the water, the headlines would read "Bush Can't Swim!" That kind of ingrained unfairness has been the hallmark of the treatment the media and democrats have shown to the President.

To back this up, here's an amusing story that reminds us of exactly why these idiots are like a bunch of children.

Bush Gets Criticism For Visits To Gulf

[[ President Bush yesterday made his seventh trip to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast, prompting some Democrats to complain that he was doing too much after initially doing too little.

"The guy's been there enough times that he could register to vote," groused Bob Beckel, a Democratic political analyst. "I mean, enough is enough, OK?"

Of course, all of this just lends credence to the notion that the President should just do what he knows is right, and forget about EVER pleasing these lunatics.

Mr. President: We are right, they are wrong- please act accordingly.


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Well, Now It's Official

All the World's Ills Now Officially Bush's Fault

You know... this is one of those columns that is much deeper than its satirical premise might suggest. There are almost no boundaries to Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS).

I just watched Bill O'Reilly interview Representative Charley Rangel (MB-New York). The focus was on the Congressman's comparison of President Bush to Bull Connor- the bigoted police chief from the south in the 60's who turned fire hoses and dogs on black civil rights marchers.

It was absolutely surreal. Rangel kept saying that Bush hates blacks and poor people, and the same old tired litany of crap that we always hear... "centuries of oppression..." etc. And, of course, how the poor blacks in New Orleans were in such trouble because of Bush- and how the President has done nothing for poor people. Nothing at all.

O'Reilly lambasted Rangel with actual facts and actual figures which proved, unquestionably, that President Bush has spent MUCH more money on "poverty" than did Clinton... and that the poverty rate was actually DOWN over one percent from when Clinton was in office. These were indisputable... well, that is to say that they were indisputable to anyone who was not impervious to truth.

Rangel the moron, though, just kept saying the same things, over and over... that the figures and facts were not true- it was all a lie- Bush hates them all, etc. It was the most vivid example of "nyah, nyah, nyah- I can't hear you!!" that I have seen in some time.

So... there it is. Polarization is complete and all the world's ills are totally and completely the fault of President George W. Bush- who is, at once, stupid but cunning... and incompetent while being an evil-mastermind.

You just can't make up this stuff...


Perspective Is Everything, I Guess

This from LGF.

I guess I've become too jaded... because it doesn't shock me as much as it would have years ago. Still... it is impressive... even for the old media.

Anatomy Of A Photograph

So... whaddya think?


Talking About The Nutjobs

I have withheld much of the anger and acrimony I have felt these past few days. The "peace" protests have brought out in me a raging animal of vitriolic hatred towards these cowards and seditionists... but I have swallowed much of it, lest it destroy part of me. I try very hard to remember the addage "He who angers me, controls me." Yes, I know... that is a very tough one to live up to.

Anyway, I came across two separate columns that have expressed, very eloquently, how I feel about it all. In fact, these should both be required reading for all Americans right now.

The first is by Rick Moran in the American Thinker. In it, he discusses how these idiots have crossed the line from loyal opposition to something else entirely.

[[ Hence, most of the podium speakers at the rally were not there to solely promote an anti-war agenda but rather each had his or her own particular anti-American ax to grind. The racialists called for an end to racism. The tribalists called for an end to capitalism. The primitives called for an end to industrialized civilization. The greenies called for an end to everything else. Yes, they all paid lip service to the anti-war message that brought them together in the first place. But their real reason for bringing their followers to Washington was to garner support from the hard-left moneymen like George Soros and leftist PR gurus like David Fenton, who is currently managing Cindy Sheehan’s race toward obscurity. A few dollars here and there gleaned from the Smart Set in Washington will at least keep the mimeograph machines going and pay the rent for a few more months.

Not surprisingly, there was very little talk of loyalty. When “patriotism” was brought up, we were continually assured that yes, these were indeed patriotic Americans who only wanted to exercise their right to dissent from government. Of that, I have little doubt. The question isn’t whether they are patriotic Americans, the questions is are they loyal Americans?

It is a very, very good and thoughtful column, and you should read it all.

A Word About Loyalty In Wartime

The next one is an editorial by Ralph Peters in the NY Post. It is so good that I almost don't want to excerpt it at all- thereby ensuring that you will read it all... but I just have to excerpt, because I just love some parts of it!

[[ Set aside the get-Bush-at-any-cost political hustlers, the earnest college students not yet seasoned by reality, the Jew-baiting free-Palestine detachments and the very few who have thought seriously about the war and found it lacking.

You're left with the legions of Cindy Sheehan wannabes — meandering souls who, were they only capable of honesty, would be wearing t-shirts that read, "It's not about the war, it's about me!"

A popular theme last weekend was, "War, what is it good for?" Well, the answer is that war's good for plenty of things. It freed and forged our nation. War liberated millions of black Americans from bondage. War stopped Hitler, if too late for many millions of his victims (peace at any price tends to have a very high price, indeed).

And our troops liberated 50 million human beings in Afghanistan and Iraq — who are far more grateful than the protesters or our media will accept.

In this infernally troubled world, war is sometimes the only effective response to greater evils. And there is evil on this earth. It would also be easier to sympathize with the anti-war protesters if they occasionally criticized the terrorists who bomb the innocent.

But the protesters don't really care about Iraqi suffering, or terror, or the Taliban's legacy. They're a forlorn mix of Bush-haters who reject election results that they don't like and drifting souls yearning for a cause to lend their failed lives meaning.

As for the pathetic Ms. Sheehan, since she insists on speaking in the name of our troops, let me suggest that she does not even speak for her own son, a man who joined our military of his own volition and who died for a cause far greater than any represented on the National Mall last weekend.

Quick- go read it!!


Monday, September 26, 2005

Wow, Do I Feel Dumb!

All this time, I thought being religious was a good thing. Turns out, though, that it is quite the opposite.

You are going to love this one...

Societies Worse Off 'When They Have God On Their Side'

[[ RELIGIOUS belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today.

According to the study, belief in and worship of God are not only unnecessary for a healthy society but may actually contribute to social problems. ]]

Of course! It all seems to make sense now!! All those times I noticed the local Methodist social club having orgies and smoking crack after Sunday services... and the way the nuns and priests go around murdering parishoners after Mass...

How was I so blind??

Actually... I can't even muster the energy to respond in any kind of serious way to this...

Move Over Again, Yasser

Not to be outdone by the superbly effective Israeli Defense Force, American troops did their part to make the world a MUCH better place.

U.S. Special Forces Kill No. 2 Terrorist in Iraq

[[ FOX News has confirmed that Abu Azzam, who was believed to have been in charge of the financing of terrorist cells in the war-torn country, was killed during a raid in Baghdad early Monday morning Iraq time. Azzam is thought to be the top deputy to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq's most wanted terrorist. ]]

Out - Freakin' - Standing, guys!!!


Follow The Money

This column by Tony Snow is a good look at why the polarization of the political scene has increased exponentially lately. If you look at it from an "objective" viewpoint, the rhetoric has become almost ludicrously harsh in recent years.

Harry Reid's Transformation

Although his main focus is on reid, the point is that things are super-extra nasty nowadays. There are, no doubt, several reasons for this- and Tony Snow elaborates on one of the biggies:

[[ Here is the two-word answer: McCain-Feingold. The McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform bill, designed grandly to "take money out of politics," predictably produced the opposite effect. It sucked in a flood of cash, gutted the major political parties and made poseurs more unaccountable than ever before.

The old villain, "soft money," merely changed names under McCain-Feingold. Lawyers now call it "527 money." Wealthy activists can spend like crazy through 527s, but with one significant difference from the old days: Before "reform," political parties could marginalize lunatics. Now, plutocrats rule without restraint from political pros.

 Democrats find themselves beholden to a batch of petulant billionaires, led by George Soros, Peter Lewis and Steven Bing. That trio alone contributed nearly $65 million to Democratic candidates and causes during the 2004 election cycle.

There is no question that this is true. The fringe elements are now running the controls of the democrat party... and as long as soros and michael moore keep being successful financially, then the liberals will remain beholden to them.

The 2000 election is the main source of acrimony that powers these lunatics. It is their holy cause to avenge the Bush monster who brought an end to their eight year debaucherous party. It is their sacred duty to oppose and destroy anything and everything that Bush- and anyone stupid enough to ally with him- believes in... no matter the national consequences.

Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) is the motive power, and McCain-Feingold is the catalyst that the fringe monsters needed to come out into the light... and there is little doubt that they will continue to grow, so long as people keep feeding them.


Fundamental Disagreement

Why is it so important to choose Supreme Court justices carefully? To answer that, you need look no further than the writings of Justice Stephen Breyer.

Justice Breyer Proposes a New Path for the Post-Rehnquist Court

Okay, here's the thing. Justice Breyer published a book that pushes a theory called "Active Liberty," which, he explains, means judges must look into the constitution to see new and creative laws and "rights" which may not have existed before. Sort of a rabbit out of a hat type of thing, I guess.

I don't pretend to have any kind of legal credentials, but I do claim some amount of common sense- and that is offended whenever anyone tells me that our Founding Fathers "would have wanted" this or that. Well... if they would have wanted it, then why didn't they put it in there? Or even a close reference to it?

Justice Antonin Scalia (whom we already know is THE MAN) believes the opposite. He, and virtually every other normal American, believes in "original intent." Which is to say that we must go on what the Founding Fathers intended while they were writing our constitution. This is accomplished by reading the original documents and by NOT creating out of thin air things that are simply not in there.

I'm very sorry to say that, if you don't like what is contained in our constitution, then you should probably go and start your own country somewhere. I recommend someplace in China or the Middle East.

Consider this frightening passage from the article:

[[ Promoting active liberty does not mean allowing the majority to run roughshod over minorities. It calls for taking special care that all groups have a chance to fully participate in society and the political process. Discussing the recent University of Michigan affirmative action cases, Justice Breyer contrasts an opinion by Clarence Thomas, arguing that the Equal Protection Clause requires government actions to be "colorblind," with one by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, more in the active liberty spirit, that sees a role for race-based distinctions intended to help groups "long denied full citizenship." ]]

"...allowing the majority to run roughshod over minorities..." means that Conservative victories in elections should not have any bearing on public policies. They really believe that and are pushing hard on it.

That is exactly why Presidential elections are even more important now than ever before.


Sunday, September 25, 2005

Arafat Gets Company

There is one less opening in hell tonight.

By the way, "militant" is associated press language for "terrorist." Disgusting how they do that, isn't it?

Israel Kills Militant Chief in Offensive

[[ The offensive, coming just two weeks after Israel withdrew from Gaza, followed a wave of militant rocket attacks against Israeli towns over the weekend. Israel has promised to continue with its airstrikes, arrests and a possible ground invasion until the rocket fire ceases.

"There shall be no restrictions on the use of all means to hit the terrorists and the terror organizations, their equipment and their hideouts," Sharon told his Cabinet Sunday. "The order is unequivocal."

Late Sunday, a top Hamas leader in Gaza said his group would halt the rocket fire. Israeli officials said they would wait to see if things remained quiet before calling off the offensive. ]]

Lesson learned? Do not F with the Israelis. It is extremely detrimental to your long term health.


How Does He Do It?

Yesterday, I posted a picture that made fun of how the DFL thinks of Karl Rove.

Now, in the style of truth-stranger-than-parody, we have the story of travel problems for some of the "peace" protesters yesterday.

How are the two related? Well, you see... oh, just read it yourself... I can't do it justice:

[[ When the 6 a.m. Amtrak train pulled out of New York's Pennsylvania Station yesterday and then turned around and went back instead of going to Washington, one thought ran through the minds of many antiwar demonstrators aboard: It was Karl Rove's fault.

"This has Rove's fingerprints all over it," passenger Julie Finch said of President Bush's top White House political strategist, who is often a target of Bush opponents. "He's trying to keep people from showing up to protest the war in Iraq." ]]

Weekend Protesters Hit Travel Snags

Can't you just picture them... exchanging knowing nods... talking in hushed whispers, lest Rove's electronic surveillance detect them... kicking themselves for leaving the tinfoil hats at home...

Brilliant... the man is absolutely brilliant.


"Come With Me, Laddy..."

"'re goin' ta the doctor!"

Scotland To Create Squads Of "Health Inspectors"

You have to say one thing for socialists: they do like to get involved. That is, they like to get involved in every single aspect of your life. This is an idea that would make hillary proud.

[[ FIRST there were the healthy eating campaigns. Then, there was the plan to ban public smoking. Now ministers are stepping up their assault on flabby and nicotine-addicted Scotland by establishing the health equivalent of a press gang.

Ministers intend to create squads of "health enforcers" who will seek out those citizens in greatest danger of an early exit and badger them into visiting a GP for a check-up. ]]

Of course, not everyone in Scotland is drinking the socialist kool-aid with quite so much gusto:

[[ But the plan is already facing strong criticism as yet another encroachment by the nanny state. Doctors warned that the last thing the already over-stretched NHS needed was a plan to recruit patients, rather than simply treat them. ]]

Did you hear that, government...? The DOCTORS are warning against this "plan". Is it possible you should listen to them?

Anyway, the funniest part of this is at the end of the article when they attack the U.S. and our health care system.

[[ Those who can afford medical insurance generally receive high standards of care, but those who cannot are forced to attend poorly resourced state hospitals. Despite high levels of obesity, life expectancy has improved with schemes to help the deprived get insurance. ]]

Keep dreaming, Angus... you only wish your socialized medicine was one tenth as effective as our system- which, though far from perfect, is still the best thing around.


Saturday, September 24, 2005

And Now, A Word From...

...Zell Miller (I dedicate this one to all of those "peace" protesters out there this weekend):

"Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators!"


Intestinal Fortitude

I have been meaning to share this one for a while now. I served under General Mattis and I can tell you he is a VERY popular leader of Marines. The man has true grit. You might remember him in the news a while back... something about being in trouble with the P.C. police for saying it was fun to shoot bad guys.

Here's his letter to the Marines of the First Marine Division, given to them as they were embarking on Operation Iraqi Freedom. If this doesn't inspire and motivate you, then you must be dead (or a moonbat).


Too Funny!

Sorry... I don't remember where I got this- but it is too good not to share.


"A Really Nice Bloke"

Previously, we've discussed how the DFL is constantly crucifying President Bush, and also what a great leader he is.

Now, here's another feel-good human story involving our President. You just can not fake stuff like this... and it is the primary reason that I believe in him.

THIS is the moment the most powerful man in the world dropped everything to say thanks to a Manchester policeman.

Go ye and read it all... for it is awesome!


A "Fresh" Idea

Frank Wolf hits many nails on the head here. Not the least of which is what the consequences of failure in Iraq would be. He just returned from his third trip to the war zone and is speaking from the side of truth that he has seen with his own eyes (what a concept, eh?).

[[ During my trip I asked everyone I met with -- from members of the Iraqi leadership to senior military officers to State Department personnel -- what "failure" in Iraq would mean to the United States and the world. The responses were chilling. Most agreed there would be civil war, leading to chaos and the creation of another safe harbor for terrorists, reminiscent of Afghanistan in the 1990s. Many said the entire Persian Gulf region would become destabilized, possibly leading to the downfall of the governments of Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I heard references to Somalia and the former Yugoslavia, with its ethnic cleansing. U.S. credibility also is at stake. Reformers throughout the region would believe that America is a fair-weather friend, not to be depended upon, and the fragile seeds of democratic reform would be destroyed before they even took root. ]]

Someone really should go and explain this to the idiots "marching for peace" this weekend.

Here's the whole thing: Fresh Eyes On Iraq

By the way, notice at the end how quick the washington post is to distance itself from this column with their disclaimer. Do they do that with all of the liberal columns they run?


Activist Judge??

No. Just a judge who understands the simple words "THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS."

New Orleans Police Can't Disarm Evacuees - Return Weapons To Law-Abiders, Judge Demands

Of course, the mayor and his underlings are scrambling for plausible denial... trying to say they weren't really going to take away the guns. Even though the NRA documented dozens of cases of them doing exactly that.

I told you I'd be back on this one!


Friday, September 23, 2005

The Gov-i-nator Speaks

An honest reaction, I'm sure.

Arnold: I'd 'Kill' Anyone Who Took My Daughter For Abortion

He is, of course, referring to California's Proposition 73, an initiative that would make most abortions for minors illegal without prior notification of the girls' parents or guardians.

[[ "They call me when my daughter falls off the jungle gym in the school and they say, 'What do you want us to use? Can we put a Band-Aid on it? Do you want to come in? She's crying a little bit.'

"They call us about everything. I don't want them in that particular incident not to call us."

Some additional perspective from a health care professional:

[[ "In California, a young girl under the age of 18 can't get a flu shot or an aspirin from the school nurse without a parent being notified," Paul Laubacher, a Sacramento nurse and the official ballot proponent of the Proposition 73 initiative, told the Bee. "But a doctor can perform an abortion without notifying a parent or guardian." ]]

Before we get too excited about Ahnold's statement... keep in mind that he is "not sure" if he will support the proposition... because he is already supporting four other ones- and this might "divert attention" from those. Talk is cheap, big guy. I guess we know where you stand and what your lack of full support for this means... it is the cowardly "moderate" argument: "I'm a social liberal and will not take a public stand against the horror of abortion- even though I personally am against it."


Corruption: Thy Name Is New Orleans

What's that old one about putting the fox in charge of the henhouse...??

Police Find Relief Supplies in City Official's Home

[[ Officers searched Cedric Floyd's home because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in the suburb of Kenner, was in charge of distributing the goods. ]]

Touching... heartwarming... those terms just don't seem to sufficiently cover this one.

Care to guess that guy's party affiliation? (Hey, I'm just sayin'!)


Scalia Is THE MAN!

Common sense. That's all. Just common sense.

Scalia Defends Government's Right to Deny Art Funds

[[ "The First Amendment has not repealed the basic rule of life, that he who pays the piper calls the tune," Justice Scalia said. "When you place the government in charge of funding art, just as when you place the government in charge of providing education, somebody has to pick the content of what art is going to be funded, what subjects are going to be taught.

"The only way to eliminate any government choice on what art is worthwhile, what art isn't worthwhile, is to get the government totally out of the business of funding," he said.

I guess that means he is not in favor of putting a crucifix in a jar of urine for public display...

...what a prude!


Yes, Virginia...

...there is a Second Amendment!

Remember this? Well, others do, too. Thank God that we have people to fight the good fight against the insanity.

[[ Two national gun rights groups yesterday joined individual Louisiana gun owners in a federal lawsuit to stop authorities from confiscating firearms from private citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeking a temporary restraining order to halt the seizures of guns from law-abiding citizens. They described the confiscations as "arbitrary," "without warrant or probable cause" and thus "illegal."

New Orleans Police Superintendent P. Edwin Compass III "completely overstepped his bounds ... when he announced two weeks ago in the New York Times that only law-enforcement personnel are allowed to have weapons," Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the 3-million member NRA said in an interview yesterday.

As an American, it hurts me to see the utter and complete ineptitude of that local and state government. Then, to have them compound it with nazi tactics like weapons confiscation... is maddening. If they really wanted to help their people, they would have deputized hundreds of ordinary folks and then ARMED THEM.

[[ Given the lawlessness in New Orleans, residents who remain in the storm-ravaged area there need their guns for protection, said Mr. LaPierre.

"Things are worse at night, and people say their gun is the only source of comfort they have, the one thing they can depend on to save themselves and their families," Mr. LaPierre said, noting that a "third of the New Orleans Police Department walked off their jobs" during the Katrina emergency.

"In fact, the Second Amendment has really been the underpinning for [New Orleans] citizens to stay alive," he said.

He could not be more correct.

Here's the whole story.


Weather Headlines

Another tale of two stories. I'll title this one:

Moonbats Blame Evil Humans And Global Warming For Hurricanes -/- History Yawns


Through The Bias, There Is Light

I have developed a new reading skill. I skim news articles and look for the between the lines truths that might be there- all the while my brain is editing out the anti-American and Bush-bashing trash that is definitely there. I'm becoming accustomed to their bias so much that I seem to take it like television commercials now... just something to be tolerated.

Even when they try to report good news, the old media types can't help themselves. This article is full of good news- always followed with the ubiquitous "BUT." Good Lord, it will be a wonder when we finally win this war- the media is doing all they can to help the bad guys.

Anyway, here's one such story, chock-full of spiteful liberal propaganda and doomsaying. Try to wade through the bad stuff and find out what good things are happening.

Army Sees Signs That Insurgency Is Ebbing

[[ "If on Monday there is one bomb and no one gets hurt, and we open two refurbished schools, that's a victory," he said. "And that's what's happening. Of course, there are setbacks, but we've built up an irreversible momentum here."

Despite the frequency and regularity of roadside booby traps -- IEDs, or improvised explosive devices -- Muqdadiya, with some 200,000 inhabitants, is free of the overwhelming sense of anarchy that afflicts vast swaths of the country, including the nearby city of Baquba.

"...vast swaths..."?? There are problems in Iraq, to be sure, but only in three of eighteen provinces! It seems like it is everywhere because our beloved media is making sure that only the bad stuff gets out! It is very similar to how they crop the photos of mother moonbat's rallies to give the impression that there are more than 29 people there.



As If We Needed It...

-'s yet another reason to hate hollywood.

The new Jodie Foster movie "Flight Plan" is a liberal-poison infected piece of anti-American garbage. Did I say that softly enough?

Anyway, here's the scoop on it. There is a spoiler in this article, so if you plan to waste your time and money on the movie, you might want to skip it. (Hint: Americans are bad.)

Another hollywood Slap To America's Face


A Tad Bit Creepy

Maybe I should have saved this one for Halloween...

It seems that the "outsiders" who went to New Orleans to help after the hurricane have been getting a bit more than they bargained for.

In this video, National Guard personnel describe facing a quarry that they can't defeat.


I like how the reporter pulls a Geraldo and becomes involved in the story.


I Don't Think She Cares

This was sent to me by a friend... I thought it was a good rant and worth sharing. I think it was written for September 11th.

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"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was "desecrated" when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?

Well, I don't. I don't care at all.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.

I'll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called "insurgents" in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave Marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed special food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being "mishandled," you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled "Koran" and other times "Quran." Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and --


Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hey, France, We Have That, Too...

...only we call it "welfare." Turns out that it's a pretty bad thing to get involved with... it leads to very nasty things and tends to become ingrained in society and carried on for generations.

France Offers Incentives to Parents

[[ France announced financial incentives Thursday for parents to have a third child, hoping to boost its fertility rate by helping people to better juggle the demands of work and family life.

A new measure will award $916 a month to parents who take one year's unpaid leave from work after the birth of a third child, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced at the close of a national conference on families
. ]]

The "demands" of work and family life? Are you serious? They already get nine weeks vacation over there! Geez...

Apparently, they are starting to face the fact that muslims will soon outnumber them in France and all over Europe. So the world suddenly finds itself asking the unthinkable: how can we *shudder* make more Frenchmen?

Seriously, maybe someone should suggest that they get control of their rampant abortion situation... simple math says if you stop killing babies, that will solve your population problem.

Oh, wait... that's stupid American cowboy Conservative math... sorry.


Nothing Says Religion Of Peace...

- taking a holy place and filling it with instruments of destruction.

Hamas To Convert Synagogue to Weapons Museum

[[ A statement issued yesterday by Hamas said, "Qassam rockets and other locally made arms will be exposed, since it is the legal weapon that evicted the occupation forces." ]]

"...other locally made arms..." Hmmm... I wonder if that includes suicide vests filled with ball bearings and nails...?

Notice that we are also treated again to the fact that they believe it was their cowardly attacks against Jewish civilians that made Israel leave. Hard to argue that point when the powers in America and Israel are allowing Hamas to continue to exist.

Anyway, this sort of thing should come as no surprise to anyone with an attention span. The ROP has a long and illustrious history of filling places of worship with weapons. We have seen plenty of it in Iraq. In fact, mosques were recently all the rage for the holy warriors to fight from- since they knew that America is decent (foolish?) enough to actually respect their "religious" places.

The truth is, they have never had any qualms about using "holy" places as part of warfare. Now, why do you suppose that is...? Oh, right... because warfare IS their religion!


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Oh, You Mean THAT Second Amendment

Remember this?

Well, here's more graphic evidence of why our Founding Fathers were so damn smart. By putting into our founding documents the right to keep and bear arms, they were making sure that Americans would always be able to take care of themselves. Liberals love to say that this is an outdated notion... that we no longer need such "protection."

Yeah? Tell that to these people.

Neighbors Tell Of Gun Battles After The Storm

[[ After the storm came the carjackers and burglars. Then came the gun battles and the chemical explosions that shook the restored Victorians in New Orleans' Algiers Point neighborhood.

"The hurricane was a breeze compared with the crime and terror that followed," said Gregg Harris, a psychotherapist who lives in the battered area.

Imagine that, if you will. There is no more "infrastructure" in your city. Roving gangs of brigands are raping, killing, and stealing at will. The police are completely ineffective- and largely non-existent. The only thing standing between the good people and the wolves are... well... other good people with guns!

[[ Citizens organized armed patrols and checked on the elderly. They slept on their porches with loaded shotguns and bolted awake when intruders stumbled on the aluminum cans they had scattered on the sidewalk.

Gunshots rang out for days, sometimes terrifyingly close.

For Harris, the first warning sign came on Tuesday, the day after the storm, when two young men hit his partner, Vinnie Pervel, over the head and drove off with his Ford van.

"A police car drove up behind me and saw it happening but he didn't do anything," said Pervel, who heads the 1,500-household neighborhood association.

Then residents heard that police vehicles were being carjacked and looters were taking guns and ammunition from nearby stores.

A Texas woman who runs a Web site called served as a link between those who stayed and those who had left. With her help, they stockpiled an arsenal of shotguns, derringer pistols and an old AK-47.

They were put to use the next day.

"Some looters came up and pulled a gun on the wrong group of men," said Harris, who said he did not fire a gun himself and declined to say who else was involved in the battle.

I would now like a national discussion on the Second Amendment. I want our Conservative representatives to call out the liberals on this issue- and have them explain why those people in New Orleans should not have had the right to defend themselves. Make it public and make it loud... tell all of America why we can't defend ourselves!

Okay... I'll stop... for now. But I'll be back...


aclu: Enemy Of The State V

In our last episode, the treasonous bastards were "keeping an eye" on the Minutemen. Well, they must have realized that this was taking them away from their true purpose: eradicating God from America.

aclu Targets Council Prayers

[[ The president of the Piedmont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday urged the state attorney general to issue guidelines on councils' use of prayers, asserting that three Upstate governing boards are violating the law by mentioning Jesus Christ. ]]

I stopped wondering why they are so fearful of God and religion in general and Jesus Christ in specific. His power makes them feel very small and very insignificant... and they also can't stand to see how He lifts so many of us to great heights.

Fortunately, some people, like the ones in this story, won't back down to the evil attacks:

[[ Anderson Mayor Richard Shirley said Monday the town council rotates prayer responsibilities among the council's nine members. He said there is no requirement that the prayer be Christian.

"We don't view this as establishment of religion," he said. "It's totally free. I feel pretty strongly about that."

Shirley, who has been on the town's council for 28 years, has previously said he would resign if the council's method of handling invocations was changed.

That's what it will take... good people standing up to this lunacy. Count me in.


Dangerous Dancers

Is it just me, or does this bring to mind images of a bad Saturday Night Live skit... or maybe a Michael Jackson video gone bad...?

You just know there's going to be trouble when it begins this way...

[[ The Dynamic Steppers were practicing routines Saturday night when members of another dance "drill" team, the White Tigers, showed up and challenged them to a "dance-off," police said. ]]

Well, there's no way the Dynamic Steppers are going to put up with that! They accepted the challenge and things were going okay until...

[[ When the White Tigers team appeared to be losing on Saturday, a woman hit a 17-year-old Dynamic Steppers drummer in the face with a drumstick, Easter said. ]]

Dance-Off Erupts Into Street Brawl

Sorry... this one just called to me.


Enough Really Is Enough

This is an outstanding piece by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Ryan, U.S. Army. He very eloquently lays out the truth of how the media is failing us, big time.

[[ All right, I've had enough. I am tired of reading distorted and grossly exaggerated stories from major news organizations about the "failures" in the war in Iraq. "The most trusted name in news" and a long list of others continue to misrepresent the scale of events in Iraq. Print and video journalists are covering only a fraction of the events in Iraq and, more often than not, the events they cover are only negative. ]]

Media Coverage Distorts Iraq Reality

I wonder if there is a post-Army journalism career in store for LtCol Ryan? Oh, wait... he tells the truth! Never mind.

In a post script, LtCol Ryan discusses the military's efforts to get the media involved.

[[ I have had my staff aggressively pursue media coverage for all sorts of events that tell the other side of the story only to have them turned down or ignored by the press in Baghdad. Strangely, I found it much easier to lure the Arab media to a "non-lethal" event than the western outlets. Open a renovated school or a youth center and I could always count on Al-Iraqia or even Al-Jazeera to show up, but no western media ever showed up - ever. Now I did have a pretty dangerous sector, the Abu Ghuraib district that extends from western Baghdad to the outskirts of Fallujah (not including the prison), but it certainly wasn't as bad as Fallujah in November and there were reporters in there. ]]



I'm Confused...

- they have SUV's on Mars??

Mars Getting Warmer, Orbiter Data Suggests

I didn't even know there were Republicans there... go figure.


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Disturbing, But True

What happens when a society becomes too afraid to discuss the very things that are destroying it? I think we are seeing the answer world-wide today. Rampant political correctness has led to welfare states, ingrained poverty, and degraded social values.

This is everywhere. Europe is the great experiment in multi-culturalism and socialism... and we all see how that played out. Cities like New Orleans have been controlled by liberal policies for decades and decades... and are in dire straights because of it.

We know all of this... and yet, we are gagged from discussing it seriously in public, lest we be branded "racist" or "heartless, rich Republican" or some such. This very good article from the American Thinker discusses the issue at length.

[[ If conservatives are so powerful, why is it that liberals still retain the power to shame them when they break sacred liberal taboos on race, on sex, and even economic policy? Weren’t all taboos supposed to have been swept away as primitive superstitions about five minutes after the publication of Freud’s Totem and Taboo? ]]

The Power Of Liberal Taboos

It is worth reading the whole thing.



You know, when I saw this headline, I got all misty-eyed.

John Hinckley Wants A Girlfriend

I wanted to help him, so the first thing I thought of was advice: If the reincarnation believers are right and you get another chance at life, John- I strongly recommend that you do not try to assassinate a President. Then, you will be free to pursue romantic relationships all you want.

Then I realized that was probably too mean-spirited.

So, my next recommendation is for him to contact people who have a lot in common with him. Hmmm... let's see... who else is insane, gets slobbered over by the media, and- of course- hates Republican Presidents enough to do violence to them?

Of course! HER!


On second thought... perhaps Hinckly is suffering enough...


Monday, September 19, 2005

Yet More Blame Game Backfiring

Remember this?

Well, there's more to add. This is so... well, it's just so... damn cool!

Victims Less Angry Than Bush-Haters

Seriously, you have to read this one... if nothing else in the world does it, this illustrates the disconnect between: 1) the old media & the Bush-haters, and 2) The average American. This reporter tries every trick in the book to get these poor people to attack the President.. but they just won't cooperate.

You absolutely must read the whole thing... here's an excerpt that is right on the money:

[[ "Did you harbor any anger toward the president because of the slow federal response?"

"No, none whatsoever," London replied, "because I feel our city and state government should have been there before the federal government was called in. They should have been on their jobs."

"And they weren't?" Reynolds asked.

"No, no, no, no, Lord, they weren't," she stated. "They had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses that were just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people." ]]

"Lord, they weren't."

Let those be the key words to describe the liberal effectiveness in this time of crisis.


Ahoy, Mateys!

Arrr! I be guilty of fergittin' ta pass along this scuttlebutt:

This be Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Now, ye scurvy dogs best be puttin' forward yer top efforts here. We'll not be toleratin' any land-lubbin' sissy talk in these parts!


And Now, A Word From...

...George Orwell:

"We sleep safe in our beds, because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

(Thanks to the Brainwashed Nutcase Combat Controller for this one!)


Mr. Roberts' Neighborhood

Couldn't go off to work without sharing this gem. My favorite is little teddy kennedy...


Well Said

This column in Front Page by Johannes L. Jacobse has found the words I have been searching for. It is a thoughtful piece on how New Orleans- and other places- might have come to be in the condition they are- hurricane notwithstanding, of course.

New Orleans: The Follies Of The Great Society

[[ The blame game is on, led by the Angry Left. They follow Gramsci's dictum: progress is incremental; if you cannot win the hearts and minds of the people by reason, then attack the moral credibility of your opponent. It's an old trick that has proved effective in the past but is slowly losing steam. The quick and generous aid of many American gives lie to the charge that America is a racist nation. And the spectacle of blacks preying on blacks in the Superdome and on the streets of New Orleans gives the lie to the idea that blacks constitute a monolithic "community" and that people like Rev. Jesse Jackson or Rev. Al Sharpton speak for them all. ]]

True. True. True.


Grass-Roots Anti-Terrorism

Looks like I have to break out the old glass again already.

Hundred Of Thousands Of Shiites Gather in Defiance of Insurgents

This is the next logical step... and they are taking it. There are many sunni's also fed up and ready to demonstrate.

Small steps for men, etc.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Remember: It's Only Racism...

...if it's perpetrated by white people. Otherwise, it's just honesty, I guess.

This is one of the most disgusting things I have read in a while... and that is saying a lot. I wonder if we'll hear an international outcry against it...?

A leading Zimbabwean cabinet minister vowed at the weekend to rid the country of the "filth" of white farmers.

Yep. He said that- plus a whole lot more. I wonder if he has yet received his invitation to join cindy sheehan and, of course, to blog on huffington's and michael moore's sites. His position is virtually identical to theirs.


I Would Definitely Burn My Draft Card

Wanna see me make this into good news?

Forced To Be A Suicide Bomber

[[ A suicide bomber captured before he could blow himself up in a Shi'ite mosque late last week claimed he was kidnapped, beaten and drugged by insurgents who forced him take on the mission.

The US military said its medical tests indicated the young man was telling the truth.

This guy wasn't alone. As the article points out, there are many like him. See, the terrorists are flat out running low on dedicated "brothers" who will give their all to the cause. I know from friends of mine that lots of the "insurgents" and bombers are five miles high on drugs when they do their missions.

The tide is turning... no doubt about it.


Bad Move

Okay... when you hire a contract killer to take out your lover's pregnant wife... and the "killer" that you paid lots of money does not perform the contracted service as promised... you probably shouldn't go to the police to complain.

Woman Complains After "Hitman" Fails

Good grief...


Now THIS Is Good Election News!

German Elections: Conservative Challenger Angela Merkel Defeats Gerhard Schroeder's Party

[[ The vote centered on different visions of Germany's role in the world and how to fix its sputtering economy. Schroeder touted the country's role as a European leader and counterbalance to America, while Merkel pledged to reform the moribund economy and repair ties with Washington. ]]

Hmmm... you mean someone besides America should worry about repairing ties? What a concept!

This is very good news for the future of Europe, too. It does look like the beginnings of a backlash against all of the multi-culteral insanity that has swept over the continent for so long now. Maybe there's hope for them, after all...

Or... not. (Parental warning: this link leads to idiotic, vulgar, and obscene stuff.)

Geez... morons, morons everywhere...


Freedom Rings, Old Media Yawns

How's this for history being made?

Afghan Polls Close Without Much Violence

[[ "Today is a magnificent day for Afghanistan," said Ali Safar, 62, standing in line to vote in Kabul. "We want dignity, we want stability and peace." ]]

In a better world, the media would be all over this story like rabid dogs. Think of the human stories they could pursue: the stories of brave people, brave women going to the polls to express their inalienable rights! Hell, yeah!!

Sadly, they are far too busy with other things. In fact, I could find absolutely no reference to the elections in Afghanistan anywhere on CNN's main web page. Their lead story is, of course, more bashing of Bush and FEMA. They also have room for discussion of the Emmy's.

I know that other old media outlets (like the one posted here) are reporting the elections, but only a little bit and only because they have to. These elections are so incredibly important to our immediate and future security and stability that they cannot be overstated... and it is nothing short of pathetic that they won't emphasize historic human events such as this- because it just might look a little bit good for President Bush. I am beyond disgusted with these idiots.

Dinosaurs on their way to the tar pits...



CNN did report on it (LINK). All the more reason to ask why it's absent from the main stuff... and why they can't get in there and dig out the good stories that we all know are surrounding these elections!


Big Announcement!

I know it's been frustrating to have to remember that "blogspot" thing when you are spreading word of this site to your friends and family. Well, no more! Now, all you have to remember is That's right!

Since this appears to be more than just a passing fad to me, I finally ponied up the deniro and registered the domain name.

Now it'll be a snap for you to go out and shamelessly plug the site. Yay!!


Saturday, September 17, 2005

Nope. No Corruption In Louisiana.

Hmmm... maybe Rove did this, too...?

Louisiana Officials Indicted Before Katrina Hit

[[ Senior officials in Louisiana's emergency planning agency already were awaiting trial over allegations stemming from a federal investigation into waste, mismanagement and missing funds when Hurricane Katrina struck.

And federal auditors are still trying to track as much as $60 million in unaccounted for funds that were funneled to the state from the Federal Emergency Management Agency dating back to 1998.

In March, FEMA demanded that Louisiana repay $30.4 million to the federal government.

The problems are particularly worrisome, federal officials said, because they involve the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the agency that will administer much of the billions in federal aid anticipated for victims of Katrina.

It is noteworthy that it is the la times reporting this. They join all of the people who were victims of the hurricane and the vast number of Americans who say that it is the city and state that are corrupt and at fault for much of the problem.

Fortunately, we still have hollywood, keith olberman, the new (old) york times, and the democrat politicians to remind us that it is really Bush's failure. It doesn't matter it it's true... it's like trying to tell them that jesse jackson and al sharpton are racists.

It just bounces off of their BDS armor.


More Judicial Activism

In Missouri, of all places. Someday, there will come a reckoning... and these idiots are going to be slapped down. That will happen, right?

Judge Blocks New Anti-Abortion Law In Mo.

This law was aimed at people helping underage girls get abortions without their parents' consent or knowledge.

How did the opponents of the law feel when their liberal judge ruled against decency?

[[ "I can tell you we are absolutely ecstatic," clinic administrator Michelle Collins said. "We will be providing surgeries on Monday and it will be business as usual." ]]

They are "ecstatic" that they can continue killing children in the wombs of other children. Does that send a chill down your spine, or what? These people are monsters...

To me, this is just more ammunition for President Bush to nominate a strong Conservative to replace O'Conner.


Good News? Are You Crazy??

In the midst of all the political acrimony, it is all too easy to overlook the truth on the ground. We had people kicking a** down there. Period.

Katrina, What Went Right


And Now, A Word From...

...jane fonda:

"I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists."

(I realized that I had not been granting equal time to the other side... so I'll try to let some of their views be known, too.)


On The Lighter Side

My Dad sent me this... they are supposedly taken from "actual" video footage from police cars. Wherever they came from, they are pretty good. Some of them are definitely the type of thing a Cop would say.

[[ #15 "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile."

#14 "Take your hands off the car, and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

#13 "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

#12 "Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? In case you didn't know, that is the average speed of a 9mm bullet fired from my gun."

#11 "So you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?"

#10 "Yes, Sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh .. did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?"

#9 "Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

#8 "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

#7 "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey $#*!."

#6 "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

#5 "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."

#4 "Just how big were those two beers?"

#3 "No sir we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

#2 "I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail."

and the best one . . . . .
#1 "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? ... You're right, we don't. ... Sign here."

Too funny!


Friday, September 16, 2005

Leadership Lessons

It is sometimes easy to forget how lucky we are to have a real leader. I can remember, back in the nineties, beating my head against a wall several times because of the amazing vaccuum of leadership I felt from the White House. Then, if I think back to being a teenager, I knew then that Carter was a total wimp, albeit a good Christian wimp (well, that's what I thought back then!). We have seen piss-poor leadership in this country in recent years... there is no doubt about that. All the more important it becomes, then, to recognize the opposite when it occurs.

Watching George W. Bush handle 9/11, the war, and now the hurricane; I am more impressed than ever at his basic leadership qualities, which are on display right now. I may not agree with all of the things he is saying and doing right now, but I can appreciate his mastery at how he is saying and doing them.

His subtle approach to responding to his critics is something that frustrates many of us who want those idiots punished NOW... but it has proven effective for him over the years, and will probably be a primary reason that history will ultimately be very good to him. He continues to hold himself above the brawl... he maintains an attitude that dirty political trash-talking is beneath the office of the President. He does that very well.

Rush Limbaugh talked about what it must be like to be President Bush... how hard it must be to wake up every day and know the kind of scurrilous garbage the media is going to throw at him. That has to be horrible. Awful. No one wants to spend every day of their life knowing that people are saying such awful things about them.

Watching the President operate, though, you wouldn't know that such things were being said about him. He acts as if he is completely unaware of the morons and their mud attacks. He continues to carry himself as a leader, while the bottom dwellers scurry around in the muck beneath him. Looking at George W. Bush, you believe that he believes that he is in charge. That, my friends, is half the battle.

Another part of the battle is to be competent and to surround yourself with the best people you can find. I think that any honest assessment of President Bush's legacy will show that he accomplished that. Rummy, Cheney, Rice, Powell, Ashcroft, et al... this is a dream team extraordinaire.

Finally, when you measure the President against his "peers," you find that they come up seriously lacking. Investor's Business Daily has a very good piece about all of the noise coming from world "leaders" and what they actually accomplish (nothing)... and how that contrasts with President Bush:

[[ Say what you will, but this president has not shied from big tasks during his five years in office. Democratizing the Middle East. Reforming Social Security. Cutting taxes to pull us out of recession. Spearheading post-tsunami relief for Asia. And now rebuilding America's South after the worst hurricane damage in a century.

No question, Bush is a doer. And given the daunting challenges facing humanity, we're glad for it. The last thing we need is more hot air.

He is not just a "doer"... he inspires others to be doers, too. That is the mark of greatness.

To be sure, I am a fan of the President- but hardly an idol worshiper. I absolutely do not agree with all of his policies, and I am, in fact, quite upset with him on some of them (read: illegal immigration). One thing is sure, though, the man is a leader.

I know true leadership when I see it, and in the case of George W. Bush, I see it... in spades.


A Man Has Died

God bless the WWII generation- both American and British. It is because of people like this that we have our freedom.

Read this short article that tells, with typical British understatement, just how heroic this man was.

Johnny Wiseman, SAS Commander, Dead At 89

Rest in peace, Sir...


More Ammo For Profiling

Student Arrested After Pilot Uniform Found

[[ A university student from Egypt was ordered held without bond after prosecutors said they found a pilot's uniform, chart of Memphis International Airport and a DVD titled "How an Airline Captain Should Look and Act" in his apartment. ]]

You mean they actually arrested this man just because he had a pilot's uniform in his apartment? Just wait until the aclu, et al, get ahold of this one. They will not be happy... I would expect some outcries to be forthcoming:

It is possible that he was just going to be in a school play or something... I mean, who cares if he was in the country ILLEGALLY... or that he is awaiting trial for wire fraud and also for fraudulent use of a social security number...? Forget that the U.S. Attorney said that the circumstances were "scary"...

When are we going to stop profiling and picking on muslim males? It is not fair!! I bet this would not happen if Mahmoud were white!! This is just another example of how Bush hates people of color!!

What...? You think they won't say things like that?



She's Baaaaack...

Wow. Just when you thought she could not possibly get any farther out there...

Mother Moonbat Calls For Troops Out Of "Occupied New Orleans"

No, this one is NOT a satire. In fact, even Drudge linked to it (and caused a Drudge-alanch for Charles Johnson).

I'm ready to say that enough is enough. This poor woman is blatantly, obviously, painfully insane. Can we just throw the big net over her now and take her to a better place...?


Hmmm... Does Anyone Else Smell Censorship?

Remember Jillian Bandes, the Brave College Journalist who wrote about profiling as common sense? Well, we all knew it couldn't be long before the seething started, right?

[[ Bandes' column unleashed outrage among Muslim students and others who sent letters to the student newspaper's editor. Some students also came to her defense. ]]

...and we all know what happens when muslims become outraged, right? No, I meant the other thing...

Student Paper At UNC Fires Writer

By the way, are we really surprised at muslims being "outraged?" Good Lord, they are the most easily outraged group of people that has ever existed (with the possible exception of radical feminists).

Free speech? First Amendment? Oh, no, Ms. Bandes... those are for "progressives" only... so sorry. Now take your Conservative hate-speech and get out! Go on, go to one of those red states. What? North Carolina IS a red state? Ummm... well, just get out anyway!

This writer remains to me a strong example of courage.


Well, Isn't This Interesting...

Amazing how reality always tastes so strange to the old media...

To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin

[[ ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in." She pointed out: "They had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people."

Not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush -- despite Reynolds' best efforts. Reynolds goaded: "Was there anything that you found hard to believe that he said, that you thought, well, that's nice rhetoric, but, you know, the proof is in the pudding?" Brenda Marshall answered, "No, I didn't," prompting Reynolds to marvel to anchor Ted Koppel: "Very little skepticism here."

Reynolds pressed another woman: "Did you feel that the President was sincere tonight?" She affirmed: "Yes, he was." Reynolds soon wondered who they held culpable for the levee breaks. Unlike the national media, London did not blame supposed Bush-mandated budget cuts: "They've been allocated federal funds to fix the levee system, and it never got done. I fault the mayor of our city personally. I really do."

Cognitive dissonance is a wonderful thing.


Thursday, September 15, 2005

Truth Made Funny

Liberals definitely do not know what to make of it when a true leader steps up and says "the buck stops here."

A very enthusiastic hat tip to Tsar Lazar for this gem:

Responsibility Missing from Gulf Coast, Bush Took It

[[ After two weeks of speculation about what happened to personal responsibility on the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, President George Bush finally admitted yesterday that he has taken it.

" the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," the president told reporters at a news conference as he stood next to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who first alerted Americans to the absence of responsibility, issued a joint statement downplaying the significance of the Bush announcement.

"Now that the president has taken responsibility, he can keep it," the Democrat leaders said. "We don't have much use for it in state and local government. After years of benevolent Democrat leadership, most of our constituents think that it all lies in Washington anyway, so they won't even notice it was taken."

Go read it all... it is too damn funny!


Tolerance Of Intolerance?

What makes the western world so ready to roll over for these monsters? Can anyone here honestly believe that this is happening?

[[ Red Cross officials have been meeting in Switzerland to decide upon a new logo — and presumably, by implication, name — for their fine organisation. The logo in question is the red cross. And the problem with the cross is that it enrages Muslims (few things do not enrage muslims - ed). In the theatre of war, when most combatants see the red cross, they put their weapons down. Muslim combatants, though, have a tendency to pick theirs up and start shooting with even greater avidity. In recent years we have seen the emergence of the Red Crescent, which accords with Muslim sensibilities. We have also seen the Israeli equivalent, which is advertised by a red Star of David. Muslims shoot at that one, too, with unquenchable fervour. ]]

Okay... so they love to shoot at our medical/rescue people. I guess that's fair, right? I mean, the DFL (deranged far left, for newcomers) would have us believe that islam is a religion of peace... and is only defending itself from the atrocities of the evil West. Surely we do the same, right? Wrong.

[[ I have heard no reports of Christian or Jewish combatants firing on Red Crescent vehicles. Our loathing of whatever enemy we are up against, it seems to me, is less visceral and far less rooted in notions of certainty. We are rather less inclined, these days, to wish hell upon an entire people. The totalitarian flavour of Islam — the unshakeable belief in its own rectitude and a terrible paranoia directed towards serried ranks of enemies, real and imagined — makes the thought of firing on an ambulance carrying wounded infidel soldiers at least permissible and quite possibly, according to Islam’s more rigorous disciples, a beholden duty. ]]

That hits it RIGHT ON THE HEAD. A "beholden duty" is exactly what they think of any opportunity to slaughter an "infidel," and anyone who denies that is flat-out drunk on the kool-aid.

This article (LINK) is spot-on in its assertions that the lemming like DFL are marching happily toward the cliffs... and this is something most of us right-minded people are very aware of. The shocking thing is that there are still so many people who remain blissfully ignorant of it.

Go figure.


Put A Tiger In Your Tank?

This one is for TJ and Tsar...

German Inventor's "Cat Fuel" Angers Animal Lovers

It's like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons came to life.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Mother Moonbat Update

Go over to Kosovo Field and read this.

Too funny!


Judicial Activism? In California? Come On!

This is from the "special place in hell for him" files.

Judge: School Pledge Is Unconstitutional

[[ Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a federal judge who granted legal standing to two families represented by an atheist who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court. ]]

You just gotta love those wacky, arrogant, elitist, atheistic, anti-American judges. I'll say one thing for them: they do have nerve.

On a bright note, this sort of thing is exactly what we need ordinary Americans to see... it really helps illustrate the point that Conservatives always make about "activist judges." It is doubly valuable in this time of Supreme Court appointments.

This better be slapped down fast.


Now This Is Good News

*Fake, robotic monotone*

"Well,- I- am- certainly- very- surprised- to- hear- about- this-. Who- would- have- thought- such- a- thing- could- happen?"

Gun Prices Drop In Gaza

[[ Smugglers have brought large amounts of weapons and bullets into Gaza from Egypt, and the influx has cut black market prices, Palestinian officials and a weapons dealer said on Wednesday.

The Gaza-Egypt frontier used to be heavily guarded by Israel, but thousands have crossed in both directions since Israeli troops withdrew on Monday.

Maybe they just want to use the guns to help keep the wild prarie dog population under control.


Telling It Like It Is

Wow. Must be something in the water in North Carolina... but I absolutely love the quality of student coming out of Chapel Hill!

On the subject of racial profiling, this college junior definitely gets it.

[[ I want all Arabs to be stripped naked and cavity-searched if they get within 100 yards of an airport.

I don't care if they're being inconvenienced. I don't care if it seems as though their rights are being violated.

I care about my life. I care about the lives of my family and friends.

And I care about the lives of the Arabs and Arab Americans I'm privileged to know and study with. They're some of the brightest, kindest people I've ever met.

Tragically, they're also members of an ethnicity that is responsible for almost every act of terror committed against the West in the recent past.

And in the wake of the anniversary of 9/11, I think it's important to remember not only those who died, but how they died, why they died and where we stand now compared to where we stood then. ]]

Read the whole thing... then sign up for her fan club!


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