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December 29, 2006

Chavez Clamps Down on Free Speech

Cindy Sheehan's main squeeze, Hugo Chavez, has said he won't renew the license of Veneuela's second biggest television station when it expires in March 2007 (although the head of the station says the license isn't up for renewal that soon). Chavez said he won't allow media that is working for a coup against him.

"It runs out in March. So it's better that you go and prepare your suitcase and look around for what you're going to do in March," [Chavez] said during a televised speech to soldiers at a military academy in Caracas.

"There will be no new operating licence for this coupist TV channel called RCTV. The operating licence is over... So go and turn off the equipment," Mr Chavez said.

The station is known for its support against Chavez.

I'd like to know what all the Bush-haters in this country, who delight in calling our president a fascist, think about this latest move in Venezuela by a true fascist. I don't see President Bush threatening to shut down television stations or any other kind of media outlet, despite the MSM's obvious slant against him and Republicans in general. That's because we live in a country where the government does not have that kind of control, nor will it (unless certain Democrats get their way).

Cindy Sheehan's antics would never be allowed in Venezuela if she was a Venezuelan citizen airing her grievances about Chavez. Unfortunately, she's too dim to realize that. And so are a lot of other people, who obviously cannot appreciate how good they really have it here.

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December 28, 2006

Home Depot Supports the Troops

I just got back from Home Depot. I usually hate going there for a couple of reasons: first of all, it's usually very crowded. It also annoys me to no end that everything at the Home Depot is written in both English and Spanish, which in my opinion discourages our immigrant population (legal and otherwise) from making the effort to learn English, and thus also discouraging them from integrating into American society.

However, tonight there were no crowds. (From the looks of the parking lots as I drove by, everyone was at Best Buy and Borders.) More importantly, a sign caught my eye when I walked in.

Here's the deal: if you received a Home Depot card for Christmas and redeem it between January 1 and January 28, Home Depot will donate 5% of the value of each card, up to $1 million, to the USO. The money will go toward both the building of new USO facilities and the upkeep of current facilities. Here's the online press release detailing the program.

In case you don't know, the USO provides morale-boosting programs and services for our troops overseas. Think of Bob Hope's legendary visits to the troops over his long career -- they were sponsored by the USO.

So if you received a Home Depot gift card, get off your butt before January 28 and use it! Our troops will thank you for it.

Joining forces for troops overseas

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Chase: Ford Was a "Sweet Guy"

Has-been Chevy Chase, in what some may consider a bid for a little publicity in the wake of Gerald Ford's death, said that despite his Saturday Night Live routines that portrayed Ford as a bumbler and a klutz, he thought Ford was a "terrific guy" after getting to know him. Why did he make Ford the butt of so many jokes?

"He had never been elected period, so I never felt that he deserved to be there to begin with," the actor said about Ford, who died on Tuesday at age 93. "That was just the way I felt then as a young man and as a writer and a liberal."

Speaking of terrific guys, rumor has it Chase himself isn't one. According to this "shout out" by Trevor on CHUD.com, Chevy likes to hang out at a place called Boston Billiards in Danbury, CT (not far from where I live). Trevor says that Chase has become "infamous for getting people fired or kicked out." (I've heard this from other sources as well, so it may well be true.)

On a more insidious note, the sewer rats that infest the Democratic Underground have stayed true to form in the wake of Ford's death. Van Helsing at Moonbattery has the revolting details.

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Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award

HonestReporting.com, a site dedicated to shedding light on reporting abuses by the MSM, released its picks for the "most skewed and biased reporting of the Mideast conflict" a couple of weeks ago. Included are the...

Worst buzzword
Worst magazine caption
Worst cartoon

Click here for the full lowdown.

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December 26, 2006

Taking Some Time Off

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I'm taking a few days off from the keyboard so that I can spend some time with my family, and to recharge my batteries. I'll be back soon. In the meantime, visit one or two sites on my sidebar!

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December 22, 2006

Only 3 More Shopping Days 'til Christmas...

Yikes! Of course I'm not done! I have the day off today, and will spend much of it shopping and baking. Not much time for blogging today... Do check out one or two blogs in my sidebar; there's a lot of good commentary out there!

I'll be one of these last-minute losers today!

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December 21, 2006

Mary Grabar Takes On "The View"

Mary Grabar, whose commentary can be found on Town Hall, gives the ladies on The View a b*tch slap worthy of one of the show's own hosts.

But its a sign of our crumbling civilization that a bunch of girls of varying ages and ethnic backgrounds, sitting around all dressed up for a coffee klatch, some of them with cleavage spilling out of Victorias Secret Infinity Edge Push-Up bras, spout off opinions borrowed from disturbed teenagers and Michael Moore, and call it a talk show.

This was the danger of giving women the vote. The danger to conservatives (and the survival of this country) is the voting bloc of single women, i.e., those who lack the guidance of a man in the form of a husband or intellectual mentor.

Read it all here.

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Americans: Immature, Swaggering, and Stupid as H*ll

UPDATE (10:53 a.m.): I just heard from Mick, and he asked the question, "What minions?!!!!" My apologies for the assumption, and many thanks to him for contacting me!

I received an e-mail today from Mick LaSalle, who has a blog at the SFGate.com. (It's made to look like he sent it to me personally, but I'm sure some minion goes trolling about looking for blogs that might link to him, and then sends out a mass mailing. Still, it kind of gives the impression that Mick LaSalle thinks I'm an important person!)

Below, I discuss his post regarding how he thinks Europeans see us. (Can you guess where this is leading?)

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December 20, 2006

Strolling Down Memory Lane with John Kerry

As John Kerry arrives in Syria to talk to a leader the Bush administration will not, my friend Aaron at Lifelike Pundits takes us on a stroll down memory lane with the senator who would be relevant.

During the 2004 campaign, Kerry claimed to speak with world leaders about Iraq without naming any. I guess we know now who he prefers to speak to.

Oh, and don't forget, Connecticut's other senator is in Syria with Kerry...what's his name again? Oh right, Chris "2008" Dodd.

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Iran Claims It Is Now a Nuclear Power

From YNetNews.com (all emphasis below mine):

Iran is now a "nuclear power," its President, Mahmoud Ahamdinejad, delcared Wednesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

During a speech delivered in the Western Iranian province of Javanroud, Ahmadinejad said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran is now a nuclear power, thanks to the hard work of the Iranian people and authorities."

The announcement of Iran as a "nuclear power" is bound to significantly escalate tensions between the West and Iran, and marks a dramatic stage in the Islamic Republic's nuclear campaign.

In recent days, the US military has begun to build up forces around the Gulf, in what is being seen as as a warning to Iran.

Ahmadinejad was also reported to have announced that "Iranian young scientists reached the zenith of science and technology and gained access to the nuclear fuel cycle without the help of big powers."

The Iranian president began the speech by saying that "the powerful Iranian nation resists bullying powers and will defend its rights, including the right to pursue peaceful nuclear technology," the IRNA said.

In a clear rejection of all diplomatic attempts to prevent Iran from going nuclear, Ahmadinejad added in his speech that "the Iranian nation will continue in its nuclear path powerfully and will celebrate a nuclear victory soon."

The IRNA said Ahmadinejad was in Javanroud for a three-day tour along with members of his cabinet.

If all Iran wants is electricity, why is Ahmadinejad calling his country a "nuclear power?" Why is he predicting a "nuclear victory soon"?

For all we know, this could be empty boasting. And even if they have nuclear technology, can they successfully launch a nuclear missile to its destination? None of this is clear at the moment. However, things could get ugly a lot sooner than we anticipated.

UPDATE: Ahmadinejad is also predicting that Western powers will disappear:

"The oppressive powers will disappear while the Iranian people will stay. Any power that is close to God will survive while the powers who are far from God will disappear like the pharaohs," he said Wednesday, according to Iranian news agencies.

"Today, it is the United States, Britain and the Zionist regime which are doomed to disappear as they have moved far away from the teachings of God," he said in a speech in the western town of Javanroud.

"It is a divine promise."

More like a madman's promise. Stay tuned.

Does this nut really have the bomb?

h/t: Cookiewrangler

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Al-Qaeda Big Caught in Iraq

Don't expect this to make front-page news in the NY Times:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S.-led forces captured a senior al-Qaida leader who was responsible for hundreds of civilian deaths and housed foreign fighters who carried out suicide bombings, the U.S. military said Wednesday.


The leader, who was not identified, was arrested in a raid in Mosul on Dec. 14, the military said in a statement.

"The terrorist leader was attempting to flee from the location when Coalition Forces chased him across a street and detained him," the statement said.

It said the suspect served as al-Qaida's military chief in Mosul in 2005, and then took up the same job in western Baghdad.

"During that time, he coordinated car vehicle-borne improvised explosives device attacks and kidnap for ransom operations in Baghdad," the military said. It cited reports that said he organized an attempt to shoot down a U.S. military helicopter in May this year.

Excellent! (in my best Mr. Burns voice)

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December 19, 2006

Today's Must-Read

...is by Henry Edmondson on Town Hall, regarding the damage done to our society by multiculturalism and the current education system. A sample:

[S]tudents are today coached to think "critically"in the absence of civic and historical knowledge. This means that they have little to think critically about. Anyone who doubts that this is the case need only listen to studentshigh school or collegedebate important current events. They demonstrate plenty of passion, but a dearth of information.

Read the rest here.

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Hillary Pulls a Kerry

All-but-officially-announced 2008 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is saying she wouldn't have voted for the war had she known what she knows now.

"Obviously, if we knew then what we know now, there wouldn't have been a vote," she said in her usual refrain before adding, "and I certainly wouldn't have voted that way."

Hindsight is 20/20, Mrs. Clinton. I might not have done a lot of things in my life either, had I known in advance of all the pitfalls or difficulties I would encounter. Part of life is making decisions and then dealing with the consequences that result. Wishful thinking isn't productive, but we're seeing a rash of left-leaning politicians now repeating similar canards because they know a portion of their base is upset with them. Sorry, but we can't turn back the clock.

Perhaps she's worried about possible rival Barack Obama, who has the luxury of not having been in the Senate when the vote for war was taken, and can wave his unsullied opposition like a flag to those fickle-minded folks who were for the war before they were against it.

Politicians like Hillary Clinton do a disservice to our military and even our country by their mewling about what they would have done if only... I wish I could hear more of them saying, "All right, we're committed. What can we do to ensure victory?" And in case anyone wonders what victory is, here's a primer: Victory in Iraq entails leaving only when the Iraqi government and its military are able to defend themselves from those who would seek to destabilize this democracy while still in its infancy.

h/t: Cookiewrangler

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Joe Barbera Dies at 95

Joe Barbera, half of the team who brought us The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo and other cheesy but classic toons, died yesterday at the age of 95.

Interestingly enough, he started out in banking!

I remember getting up early on Saturday mornings with my sisters. We'd consult the TV Guide and line up our morning viewing schedule, which always included Scooby Doo and whatever other Hannah Barbera cartoon was popular at the time (like the Laff-a-Lympics). Invariably, our parents would come into the family room well before 9 a.m., turn off the television, and tell us to get off our butts and go outside.

R.I.P. Mr. Barbera. Thanks for the many memories!

Those meddling kids and their dog...

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December 18, 2006

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2006

The list is up at Right Wing News. Most of the quotes this year come from certified leftwing moonbats, but the right is represented with a few stinkers. Head on over and see if you agree or disagree with what made the cut.

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Dodd Continues Middle East Tour

Chris Dodd, (D), Connecticut's other senator, continuing his tour of the Middle East, now says that he would support a temporary increase in troops in order to secure the country.

"Show me some demonstrable evidence that they're coming together as a people - Shias and Sunnis, sitting down and recognizing that they have an obligation to come together as a people - then I'd be willing to support some additional people if we needed it in order to get the job done."

This is Dodd's third trip to Iraq. The highlight of his trip, of course, is when he'll be visiting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

White House spokesman Tony Snow last week criticized the trips of Dodd and other senators to Syria, saying they were "inappropriate." But afterward, Dodd called Rice and she gave him the questions.

The senator, who is traveling with Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., expected no diplomatic breakthroughs in Damascus. "I don't expect President Assad to say, `Dodd, you're such a great guy, I'm going to do everything you expect me to do,"' he laughed.

The self-deprecating humor is such a nice touch, especially since Dodd and Kerry are over-stepping their bounds by speaking to a head of state that our own administration does not want to have relations with. What is it with these over-inflated gasbags in our Senate who think that they can influence our foreign policy? Only our president is allowed to set foreign policy. But as these two buffoons hope to sit in the Oval Office in a couple of years, rules and regulations be damned.

According to the Eagle-Tribune:

Kerry claims he's not about to criticize U.S. policy while on foreign soil. But he did just that while standing in Cairo, Egypt's capital, last week. Kerry, as reported by the Associated Press, said the Bush administration's refusal to talk to Syria and Iran is "a mistake" and "the kind of policy that's got us into trouble" in the region.

Kerry and his fellow senators may believe they are merely "fact-finding" in the Middle East, and they may get a number of their constituents to believe that. But those with a different agenda in the Middle East, those who like Syria's Assad and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seek maximum chaos and the frustration of U.S. interests in a peaceful, democratic Iraq, see the senators differently.

They see the crack in U.S. resolve in the Middle East. The traveling senators give them just the lever they need to pry it open. The senators' message is: Bush may not listen to you - but we will.

Kerry's visit to Syria serves Assad's interests more than those of the United States.


On a more amusing note: as a publicity builder, the tour seems to be a bust for Dodd. I can't find any pictures of him taken during this trip, thus far while his traveling partner has garnered a few.

Dodd Plans Talks With Middle East Leaders

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TIME's 2006 Person of the Year

Yes, folks, it's ME!

TIME has chosen bloggers like me, who toil away at the keyboard for your amusement and edification. This recognition of my efforts, however belated, is both touching and gratifying, if I do say so myself.


Wyatt Earp and the Radio Patriots are also taking well-deserved bows.

No, not you, ME!

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Annan's Bye-Bye Bash May Be a Dud

I'm a couple of days late on this (I wasn't on the Internet at all over the weekend), but thought it too good to pass up, especially since not all of you may have seen it. I'm including the whole thing:

December 16, 2006 -- NEXT week's farewell bash for United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan may be more like a wake than a party.

Sources tell Page Six the outgoing Ghana-born leader has infuriated so many people during his reign that his Tuesday farewell gala at the U.N. could be noticeably under-attended. "He's so detested it will be interesting to see who doesn't show," a source says.

Among those bitter at Annan are 7,000 members of the U.N. Staff Union in New York. He has refused to schedule an official goodbye meeting with them to discuss their concerns, offering to hold only an "informal encounter in the U.N. cafeteria," union vice president Emad Hassanin told NewsMax.com. Issues include early retirements, budget cuts and charges of sexual harassment by senior U.N. officials.

Also not expected to show is outgoing U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, who's also said to be skipping the swearing-in ceremony of new U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Earlier this year, Bolton showed his solidarity with the union by meeting with leaders to discuss reforming the U.N. bureaucracy. Later, NewsMax reports, Bolton said he had "more in common with the staff union than he had with the 38th floor," where Annan's office is located.

The U.N.'s human resources department contemplated firing the staffers who met Bolton, but later backed down.

Others are mad that Annan reportedly plans to exit his position 11 days early so he can get a jump start on his Christmas holiday - a decision that may impact the fate of two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah last July. Under terms of a U.N. Security Council brokered cease-fire, Annan was directed to secure the release of the two Israeli soldiers, NewsMax reports.

When Annan does leave, he'll have a comfy financial cushion to lean on, collecting a $14,000-a-month pension from his secretary general stint. He'll also get an additional $8,000 a month accrued from his early days at the U.N. when he ran human resources, served as controller and was head of peacekeeping operations.

I knew I liked John Bolton. And how like Annan to say "screw you" to Israel even as he leaves office.

And, to thank him for his incompetence and complete buffoonery, we the people get to help finance his retirement to the tune of $264,000 per year. At least we finally know where some of the U.N. monies are going to.

Good riddance.

He definitely will not be missed

h/t: Kitty

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December 15, 2006

Hillary Making the Rounds

Gak! Just when you thought it was safe to turn on your television again, Hillary Clinton is getting ready to do the talkshow circus -- er, circuit.

Dusting off her ten-year-old book It Takes a Village (which is being re-issued,) Clinton is planning to visit the Today Show and The View, where her adoring sycophants await. (The only fly in this ointment is that Katie Couric is no longer at Today, ready to slaver at her idol's heels. Alas, Clinton will have to make do with second-best Meredith Veira.)

Lest you decided to take at face value the platitudes that are sure to bubble forth from the fountains of wisdom that are morning talkshow fare, here's a flashback to P.J. O'Rourke's original review of the book. It begins with this:

It takes a village to raise a child. The village is Washington. You are the child. There, I've spared you from reading the worst book to come out of the Clinton administration since- let's be fair-the last one.

Then there's this review from the BrothersJudd.com:

Imagine the hatcheries in Brave New World! Doesn't that sound like what she's celebrating here? Well, it's worse; she's talking about France. Imagine making America into France? But, at any rate, that passage, in a nutshell, is what's wrong with this book.

We all know what this latest publicity stunt is leading to. Her "official" announcement that she plans to run for president in 2008. This is only the beginning of a very long two years ahead of us. Take your vitamins and drink your orange juice for an extra dose of C...you're going to need it!

Ready to raise your children and take
care of you at the same time!

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December 14, 2006

New Haven's New Illegal Policy: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Reminiscent of Bill Clinton's gays in the military policy, New Haven has enacted legislation that forbids police from asking about the legal status of anyone who reports a crime or otherwise asks for police assistance.

According to the New Haven Register:

Undocumented [illegal -- ed.] workers often are the victims of crime and dont report it out of fear of being deported. Theyre often attractive prey because without legal documentation they cant get bank accounts, and keep their money with them or in their homes.

By rough estimate, there are about 10,000 undocumented [illegal -- ed.] aliens in New Haven alone. Its impossible to say how many have been victims of crime and not reported it.

I'm sorry for anyone who is the victim of crime. However, simply by being here, these people are themselves committing a crime. And, they make themselves targets as a result of their illegal status. When are these people going to be made to take responsibility for their actions?

As usual, the left's answer is to ratchet up a notch their status as victims. (I'm thankful New Haven mayor Joe DeStefano (D) failed miserably in his bid to become Connecticut's govnernor, if this is an example of how he runs things.)

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Probe To Occur Regarding U.N. Corruption

Kofi Annan is calling for an investigation into charges of "fraud, favoritism and intimidation inside the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs."

Funny how this is coming now, when Annan is about to leave his post. I guess he has some scruples after all.

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December 13, 2006

Take Oliver Stone, Please!

Talk about ghastly taste. From a Drudge flash:

Hollywood film-maker Oliver Stone shocked the audience at the British Comedy Awards with a bad-taste gag about the Suffolk serial killer.

The director was attending the ceremony to present the best comedy film prize.

Taking the stage, he quipped: "It's great to be back in England. I feel like Jack The Ripper days are back. Nothing ever changes here."

But his attempt at comedy was met with jeers and gasps of horror from the celebrity audience.

What an absolute a**. People like Stone constantly worry about America's world image, and then he drops this "little joke" about a terrible situation that's completely boorish and insensitive.

I wonder if Elizabeth Hurley, who finds it "exhausting" to hobnob with lowly non-celebrities, would care to have this idiot in her circle of famous friends?

He's the only one laughing at his pathetic joke

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Dodd Plans Talks With Middle East Leaders

Connecticut's other senator, Chris Dodd (D), is planning a trip to the Middle East to conduct what the Hartford Courant calls "his own Middle East peace talks."

And, he's bringing John Kerry with him. The two plan to talk to leaders in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.

The subheadline to the above linked article says, "Kerry to Join Effort in Sensitive Territory." If it's sensitivity that Dodd wants, he may want to rethink his choice of traveling partner.

Call me cynical, but I find it somewhat pretentious when two senators, both with presidential ambitions, decide to travel to a highly unstable area of the world with the hopes that perhaps they can succeed where others with more qualifications for such activities have failed.

Oh, you didn't know Chris Dodd was planning a run for president? He's very close to throwing his hat into the ring. Never mind that you may not know who he is. (But you may remember Dodd's famous "waitress sandwich" back in 1985, with Teddy Kennedy serving as the other slice of flabby white bread.)

Dodd feels his relative anonymity could be a plus in the race for the Democrats' 2008 nominee. Here's what a few people had to say earlier this year when the rumor of Dodd '08 started flying. Frankly, I wouldn't want to inflict him on the rest of the country. It's bad enough that he represents my state.

The idea that Dodd and Kerry are going to talk to leaders in Syria when the administration is reluctant to do so (and hoping to pass on messages from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) does nothing for our nation. It shows those countries that we continue to be divided on key policy issues such as national security. All these two are doing is stroking their own egos.

Such is the sad nature of politics.

Plans to pave his way to the Oval Office

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December 12, 2006

The Night Before Christmas: Updated for 2006

T'was the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.

The Politically Correct Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About shepherds and wise men and angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a "holiday."
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X-Box, an i-Pod ,
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa,
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Target was hanging its trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas was nowhere to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, now Darden, now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

Thanks to Jeanette for passing on the e-mail!

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Jim McDermott: Ethics, Schmethics

What if a congressman violated Congressional ethics standards and no one cared?

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) was found to have violated Congressional ethics standards when he leaked an illegally taped phonecall between then-Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich and GOP leaders.

In a report released days after Congress adjourned, the ethics panel said that McDermott, a former ranking member of the panel, failed to meet his obligations as a committee leader.

"Representative McDermott's secretive disclosures to the news media ... risked undermining the ethics process regarding" former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the report said.

McDermott's actions "were not consistent with the spirit of the committee's rules," the panel added in a 25-page report.

The committee took no further action beyond release of the report.

Does anyone remember these words?

With their votes, the American people asked for change. They cast their ballots in favor of a New Direction.

They called for greater integrity in Washington, and Democrats pledge to make this the most honest, ethical, and open Congress in history.

Now some of you may be saying, "But it was almost ten years ago! Water under the bridge." I say baloney. It may have taken ten years to finally come to a conclusion on this fiasco, but McDermott needs to be taken to task.

How about this, from a speech by McDermott posted on his own website?

Freedom in America does not mean granting the government unlimited and unchecked powers to snoop into private lives without any counterbalance.

Last time I checked, individuals (Congressmen or no) weren't given that right either. At least the Bush administration is trying to stop another terrorist attack by Islamofascists on American soil. And the phone surveillance progam is kosher, by the way. What was McDermott trying to do? Sully the name of a fellow politician in the hopes of torpedoing him. Yet McDermott is given a pass by Nancy "Ethics Queen" Pelosi and her cronies.

"New Direction" indeed. Sounds like business as usual to me.

Another "victory" for Democratic "ethics"

h/t: Michelle Malkin

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Press Winning in Iraq

According to a USA Today poll, a majority of Americans are pessimistic of our chances of winning in Iraq, and support a pullout within a year.

When we went in three years ago, I thought it was supposed to be a war to topple Saddam and help create a stable Middle Eastern country that would be free of al Qaeda and other terrorist forces. I had no idea we'd be fighting the MSM. Moreover, I wouldn't have thought that the MSM would come out ahead.

Thanks to the constant press grousing and focus on only the bad (never the good) in Iraq, those Americans who can't be bothered to seek out alternative news sources are being spoonfed exactly what the defeatist, leftwing press wants them to hear. Remember when your parents told you never to believe everything you read? That old adage is truer now more than ever.

Unfortunately, too many people are more interested in finding out what happens next to the sleazy women on Wisteria Lane than what our soldiers are actually accomplishing overseas.

And that's a real pity.

Reverse Vampyr has a few quotes you should read regarding the freedom you take for granted.

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December 11, 2006

Regarding the War on Christmas

Via GOP and the City:

It is frequently thrown in our face that some feel excluded by Christmas, therefore we have to cease and desist in our celebrations. But every year during Ramadan, non-Muslims are excluded. Should we dumb-down Ramadan as a result? Moreover, white racists feel excluded from Black History Month. Should we cancel it? Or should we educate the bigots? If the answer is obvious, why do we tolerate different rules when it comes to the bigots who hate Christmas?

New York City is Exhibit A when it comes to multicultural madness. It allows the Catholic League to put a Nativity scene in Central Park, but not in the schools; it allows Jews to put a menorah in both places. This is religious discrimination and it explains why we have this case before the courts.

Some say that people like me are making a big deal about nothing. But it must mean something to the radical secularists - the ones who started this fight - otherwise they'd just sit back and enjoy Christmas like the rest of us.

At the risk of being called a bigot, let me wish all New Yorkers a very Merry Christmas.

Full text here at the Daily News.


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December 2006 GOP Straw Poll

GOP Bloggers have their latest straw poll up and running. I've posted it here. Go ahead, show us who you'd like to see as the GOP candidate in 2008.

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Shop Sears...They Support the Troops

If you like to support businesses that support your values...and if you really DO support the troops...than you might want to consider shopping at Sears for some or all of your Christmas gifts this year. There's an e-mail making the rounds on the Internet making the claim that Sears does more than give lip service to its employees who are Reservists:

I assume you have all seen the reports about how Sears is treating its reservist employees who are called up? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up...Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years. I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution.

Suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves.

According to Snopes.com, the official site for debunking Internet legends, it's true. Check out the story here.

By shopping at Sears, you make it possible for them to keep their promise to their employees who drop everything at a moment's notice in service to our country.

h/t: Jeanette

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December 10, 2006

Lynne Stewart's Party Crashed

Remember Lynne Stewart? The lawyer (who is a lovely grandmother, by the way) who was convicted of helping her radical Egyptian sheik client get illicit messages of violence to his followers (and sentenced to a measely 28 months in the clink) had a "celebration" party of sorts last night in New York's Washington Square.

It was called an "Ode to Joy and Struggle," a "thank you" party for her supporters.

Unfortunately for Lynne and her pals, a few people who don't cotton to American citizens colluding with known terrorists showed up as well. Urban Infidel was there. Click here for coverage of their peaceful protest and lots and lots of photos. As a special treat, everyone's favorite cigar store Indian, Ward Churchill, was there!

(Be warned...someone with a fat, hairy rear-end let it all hang out.)

Lynne Stewart: 28 Months
Treason Has a Name

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Artist Crucifies Santa

Another crunchy-granola wannabe has crucified Santa in hopes of denouncing Christmas consumerism:

A Canadian artist has incurred the wrath of his neighbours with his Christmas decoration a rather fetching display in his garden, in which Santa appears crucified on a cross.


Wright defended his sculpture as making a point about the commercialisation of Christmas: 'Santa represents frivolous consumption. That's all he is. He shot Jesus right out of the saddle. He's the focus of Christmas.'

'I don't know how it came into my mind but I thought I'm going to take Santa Claus and I'm going to crucify him,' he added.

I'll bet I know how it came into his mind: he's probably a little-known artist who was looking for a way to come up with some free publicity for his "avante garde" work. And, at the expense of the cherished fantasies of children everywhere, he has.

Wright's not completely lacking in brains, however he might be lacking in taste:

'It's a funny feeling when I'm sitting in my hot tub, looking out this way, and I'm trying to make a statement to everybody to slow down on what they can consume, and I'm in a 6,400-square-foot home,' he noted.

It's interesting to note that those who are the most dedicated to denouncing consumerism are those who are the most caught up in it. Because they feel some kind of emotional void in their lives, they feel they must dictate to the rest of us how to live. It's the essential essence of leftism.

True artistic statement or publicity stunt?

h/t: Moonbattery

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December 09, 2006

Slick Willie Supports Dialogue with Iran

Fresh off his visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he visited the tomb of Communist dictator Ho Chi Minh, Bill Clinton is now saying we should sit down with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and ask Joan Rivers' age-old question, "Can we talk?"

"I agree that we should reach out to the Iranians and the Syrians and try to get a regional solution. Right now the Iranians don't want to do anything, probably because their policy seems to be, whatever causes America heartburn is good for us," Clinton told the Dutch TV program Nova.

"But the truth is there are 1.6 million Iraqi refugees already," he explained, adding that there could be as many as 10 million if the situation deteriorated to a point similar to the worst days of the Bosnian conflict.

"Most of them would be in Iran. I don't really think Iran wants that, so I think there may be an opportunity for us all to work together."

What is it with ex-Democratic presidents? Do they forget they are no longer in the Oval Office? George Bush Senior never makes policy suggestions in public now, nor did he when Clinton was in office. Clinton and Jimmy Carter both seem to think that their opinions are golden these days.

The way Clinton "reached out" to the North Koreans (which means they now have nuclear bomb-making ability), and his inability to take action when we were attacked again and again before 9/11 (1993 World Trade Center bombing, USS Cole, Khobar Towers, etc.), mean that we should not be listening to his suggestions now. He had his turn and he failed (to use his own words regarding his failure to capture or kill Osama bin Laden).

The man is a narcissist and can't seem to stop his yapping. Unfortunately, there are those who cannot seem to stop listening.

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December 08, 2006

The Religion of Peace Strikes Again

...and just in time for Christmas. This time, a wannabe jihadist had plans to use a gun and grenades at the CherryVale mall in Rockford, Illinois.

Michelle Malkin has full details.

I wonder when CAIR will register their outrage of this latest misinterpretation of Islam? Will they demand that Derrick Shareef go through sensitivity training?

Or maybe they'll make lemonade out of lemons and use this opportunity to demand a special prayer room at the mall.

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As We Near A Somber Anniversary...

Earlier this year, we learned about the naming of a street in St. Denis, France after cop killer/celebrity cause Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the murder of the Philadelphia policeman, Daniel Faulkner, who Abu Jamal was convicted of killing. Wyatt Earp at Support Your Local Gunfighter has a writeup of the events of that terrible day.

Were the bureaucrats of St. Denis hoping to appease the restless, non-integrated Muslims rioting in France by naming a street after an American cop killer who started out as a Black Panther in the '60s and converted to Islam while in prison?

Nearly seven months later, our Congress voted to denounce this decision. Although symbolic, it's refreshing that for once, the majority of our leaders are taking a stand against moonbattery.

Here's a memorial site for Faulkner. Here's a site dedicated to the man convicted of killing him. You decide.


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Reverse Vampyr is recuperating from colon surgery yesterday. Head on over and wish him a speedy recovery. If you're nice, maybe he'll tell you where he has some of his tattoos. :-)

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Hamas Will Not Recognize Israel

Yes, I was in shock too when I read this. I mean, aren't we living in enlightened times where everyone wants peace and harmony?

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told thousands of Iranians on Friday that his Hamas-led government will never recognize Israel and will continue to fight for the "liberation of Jerusalem."

For those of you unaware, the "liberation of Jerusalem" is Islamofascist code for "blow the Jews off the face of the earth."

The U.S. "and Zionists ... want us to recognize the usurpation of the Palestinian lands and stop jihad and resistance and accept the agreements reached with the Zionist enemies in the past," Haniyeh told worshippers at Tehran University.

With all this screaming and howling, one would think that today's Palestinians are the descendants of those whom the Israelis heartlessly displaced. That is not the case:

While the modern media maybe short on information about the history of the "Palestinian people" the historical record is not. Books, such as Battleground by Samuel Katz and From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters long ago detailed the history of the region. Far from being settled by Palestinians for hundreds, if not thousands of years, the Land of Israel, according to dozens of visitors to the land, was, until the beginning of the last century, practically empty.

The Palestinians are a made-up group. Why?

If the Palestinians are indeed a myth, then the real question becomes "Why?" Why invent a fictitious people? The answer is that the myth of the Palestinian People serves as the justification for Arab occupation of the Land of Israel. While the Arabs already possess 21 sovereign countries of their own (more than any other single people on earth) and control a land mass 800 times the size of the Land of Israel, this is apparently not enough for them. They therefore feel the need to rob the Jews of their one and only country, one of the smallest on the planet. Unfortunately, many people ignorant of the history of the region, including much of the world media, are only too willing to help.

Read the entire article above for more information.

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December 07, 2006

Remember Pearl Harbor Day

It was 65 years ago today, early on a Sunday morning, that Japanese aircraft bombed the US fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack, which lasted an hour, killed 2,388 people. It was this unprovoked attack that triggered the United States' entrance into World War II. (Unprovoked attack...why does that phrase sound so modern?)

There are plenty of stories on the web today. Click here, here, and here for a few of them.

We had the Greatest Generation both fighting in that deadly war and supporting the troops at home. Today, we have the Lamest Generation trying desperately to duck its collective head into the sand as they take potshots at our military. As we remember the sacrifices made by our WWII veterans, let's also take a moment to remember what they fought for, and think about our own commitment to the different, but no less deadly, dangers we face today.

UPDATE: Victor Hansen has written a must-read article about Pearl Harbor and how it relates to today's GWOT. This passage jumped out at me:

But there are significant differences between the global war on terror and World War II that do explain why victory is taking so much longer this time.

The most obvious is that, against Japan and Germany, we faced easily identifiable nation states with conventional militaries. Todays terrorists blend in with civilians, and its hard to tie them to their patron governments or enablers in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Pakistan, who all deny any culpability. We also tread carefully in an age of ubiquitous frightening weapons, when any war at any time might without much warning bring in a nuclear, non-democratic belligerent.

Powerline and
The Radio Patriots have more.

Remembering Pearl Harbor.

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Secret Meetings Between Dems and Terrorists?

From yesterday'sIsrael National News:

Unnamed sources in the Islamist Hamas terror organization, currently holding power in the Palestinian Authority, said today that a Hamas delegation met with senior members of the American Democratic party. According to the Hamas sources, the meeting took place in a third party country that is unwilling to be identified at this stage.

Hamas spokespersons have said that the Democratic party victory in the recent US mid-term congressional elections indicate a change in the US policy towards the Hamas-led PA.

If this is true, than the Democrats are more despicable than I even imagined. But we'll have to wait for further confirmation. "Unnamed sources" in Hamas aren't exactly what I'd consider rock solid.

h/t: Moonbattery

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December 06, 2006

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Says "Follow the Path of God"...Or Else

Funny, he didn't talk about this in the letter he wrote to us in fellowship last week:

"These oppressive countries are angry with us ... a nation that on the other side of the globe has risen up and proved the shallowness of their power," Ahmadinejad said in a speech in the northern town of Ramsar, the semi-official news agency Mehr reported Wednesday.

"They are angry with our nation. But we tell them 'so be it and die from this anger'. Rest assured that if you do not respond to the divine call, you will die soon and vanish from the face of the earth," he said.

I'm assuming that divine call does not include Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taosim, etc.

"We hope to have the big nuclear celebration by the end of the year (March 2007)," Ahmadinejad said, echoing comments he has made on numerous occasions in recent months.

What would a big nuclear celebration entail? A tickertape parade and fireworks? Or a test of that nuclear power that, of course, Iran is planning to use strictly for a clean source of energy?

h/t: Cookiewrangler

Ahmadinejad's Letter: Let's Talk
Oh Boy, a Letter!

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Tips for Eating this Christmas Season

A good friend of mine sent this along, and I simply had to share it with you. I know it sure made me feel better, especially with my company Christmas party coming up this Friday. Enjoy!



1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly; it's rare. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the centre of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin. Mincemeat, have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Have a great Christmas season!

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John Edwards' Pick for Campaign Manager

The Breck Girl made an odd choice for his 2008 campaign manager: David Bonior.

Marathon Pundit has the details.

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December 05, 2006

Bye Bye Trans Fats, Hello Nanny!

Well, they've done it. After several months of debate, New York City's Board of Health has voted to ban the use of trans fats in restaurants:

Restaurants will be barred from using most frying oils containing artificial trans fats by July 1, and will have to eliminate the artificial trans fats from all of its foods by July 1, 2008.

Trans fats are vegetable oils that go through partial hydrogenation, a method that makes them more solid (think shortening). Trans fats are popular with restaurants and other food manufacturers because they give food a longer shelf life and give certain foods a certain taste and texture.

While the NYC Board of Health's concern for citizens' well-being is admirable, it's troubling that they are taking away the right of those same citizens' ability to make food choices for themselves. It's also troubling that they've decided to hamstring restaurants that use a legal ingredient to prepare their foods, forcing them to look for alternatives that may alter the quality of foods they serve -- possibly affecting their business.

A possible alternative might have been to require restaurants and other eateries to label foods that are prepared with trans fats so that patrons could decide if they wanted to eat a particular item or not. Business owners usually get the idea pretty quickly if something they're selling is not popular and why, and take the necessary steps to fix the problem.

I'm all for healthy choices. I'm also all for educating the public so that they can make more of those healthy choices (or not!) for themselves. Yet by adding this restriction, nanny staters are saying that we are incapable of deciding what's right for us. What will they decide next?

Here's more information on trans fats from the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Crossposted to Lifelike Pundits.

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Quote of the Day

Political change doesn't win wars. That's what we've learned, painfully and horribly. Only winning wars wins wars. ~ John Podhoretz

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Hollywood's Economic Illiteracy

Regular readers of this blog already know how much I admire Thomas Sowell and his writings. His article today on Town Hall is no exception. He writes of the economic illiteracy that runs rampant in Hollywood and elswhere on the left:

The Los Angeles Times refers to documentary "films" that are "critical of corporate power." But just what does this vague word "power" mean when it comes to businesses?

Wal-Mart is the big bugaboo these days but what "power" does Wal-Mart have? I lived three-quarters of a century without ever setting foot in a Wal-Mart store and there is not a thing they can do about it.

It so happened that this past summer in Page, Arizona, I needed to buy some toiletries, which caused me to go into a nearby Wal-Mart for the first time. Inside, it looked more like a small city than a large store. But the prices were noticeably lower than in most other places. Is that the much-dreaded "power"?

Apparently Wal-Mart does not pay its employees as much as third-party observers would like to see them paid. But obviously it is not paying them less than their work is worth to other employers or they probably would not be working at Wal-Mart. Moreover, third parties who wax indignant are paying them nothing.

The paragraph I bolded above made me laugh out loud. Read the whole article to discover for yourself (if you haven't already) why Thomas Sowell is truly an American treasure.

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Will Women Vote for Hillary?

I've written an article that The American Thinker has graciously chosen to run. Follow the bouncing link. Let me know in the comments section what you think!

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December 04, 2006

What Media Bias?

This book is one you may want to put on your Christmas* wish list:

BLACKSBURG, VA., November 30, 2006 -- Jim A. Kuypers, assistant professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, reveals a disturbing world of media bias in his new book Bush's War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006).

Convincingly and without resorting to partisan politics, Kuypers strongly illustrates in eight chapters how the press failed America in its coverage on the War on Terror. In each comparison, Kuypers detected massive bias on the part of the press. In fact, Kuypers calls the mainstream news media an anti-democratic institution in the conclusion.

What has essentially happened since 9/11 has been that Bush has repeated the same themes, and framed those themes the same whenever discussing the War on Terror, said Kuypers, who specializes in political communication and rhetoric. Immediately following 9/11, the mainstream news media (represented by CBS, ABC, NBC, USA Today, New York Times, and Washington Post) did echo Bush, but within eight weeks it began to intentionally ignore certain information the president was sharing, and instead reframed the president's themes or intentionally introduced new material to shift the focus.

This goes beyond reporting alternate points of view. In short, Kupyers explained, if someone were relying only on the mainstream media for information, they would have no idea what the president actually said. It was as if the press were reporting on a different speech.

Like I said, what media bias?

h/t: Hillary Needs A Vacation

*Yes, I said Christmas list instead of the ubiquitous holiday list. Please address all complaints to someone who cares.

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America According to Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again:

"I love the English lifestyle, it's not as capitalistic as America. People don't talk about work and money, they talk about interesting things at dinner," she told "NS," the weekend magazine supplement of daily Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias on Saturday.

"I like living here because I don't fit into the bad side of American psychology. The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans," the 34-year-old added.

She doesn't fit into the bad side of American psychology? What side would that be? Obviously she's not talking about the side where people make boatloads of cash here in America, then take themselves overseas where they feel free to badmouth the suckers who helped them attain their current mega-wealth celebrity status.

As V the K notes in the comment section at Moonbattery:

Gwyneth Paltrow is a spoiled Hollywood brat who has spent her entire life surrounded by show-business types. If she ever bothered to get out of the Hollywood bubble and into real America, she would realize that not everybody is obsessed with money and status.

Those of you who count Gwyneth among your favorite movie stars might want to think twice about seeing her next film, since she doesn't think you're intelligent or civilized enough to appreciate it.

This American college dropout
thinks Americans are unintelligent...

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Questions For Joe Kennedy

By now, you must know that Joe Kennedy (yes, that Kennedy) has joined forces with America admirer and Venezuelan president-for-life Hugo Chavez to bring cheap heating oil to Americans this winter.

I saw the commercial about it today (click here to see it yourself). It shows a little girl in her home saying, "Mommy, I'm cold." Mommy just gives her a pitiful look, and the two of them have to sit in front of the open gas oven while bundled in their coats and scarves -- until Joe comes to the door with great news!

After taking time to visit the bathroom after seeing the ad, I have a few questions for Joe, should he care to answer them:

1. Your whiter than white teeth were dazzling and almost blinded me, even from the television. Who's your cosmetic dentist?

2. Why did you use a white family in your commercial? Everyone knows white people are not poor in this country.

3. Are you planning on any kind of program where you can provide cheap natural gas to Americans courtesy of Vladimir Putin? He's a great guy; I'm sure you can strike a similar deal.

4. While you're busy sucking up to Hugo in order to further your own agenda (and thumb your nose at our president while you're at it), did you realize that in spite of its oil wealth, Venezuela's quality of life has declined dramatically since Hugo Chavez rose to power?

But hey, if Cindy Sheehan thinks Chavez is tops, who are you, a humble public servant, to question?

A side note: Leftists love to call President Bush a dictator, but he'll be out of office no matter what in January of 2009. Hugo Chavez just won the presidency in Venezuela again...and guess what?

Since he first won office in 1998, Chavez has increasingly dominated all branches of government, and his allies now control congress, state offices and the judiciary. Current law prevents him from running again in 2012 but he has said he plans to seek constitutional reforms that would include an end to presidential term limits.

A great guy dedicated to serving his country. Is this the kind of man you want to be associated with, Joe?

Just asking.

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December 01, 2006

A Nativity Scene We Can All Enjoy

The Young Republicans of Texas UT have decided to put on a nativity display that should appease even the most hardened of anti-Christians:

Weve got Gary and Joseph instead of Mary and Joseph in order to symbolize ACLU support for homosexual marriage, and of course there isnt a Jesus in the manger, said Chairman Tony McDonald. The three Wise Men are Lenin, Marx, and Stalin because the founders of the ACLU were strident supporters of Soviet style Communism. The whole scene is a tongue-in-cheek way of showing the many ways that the ACLU and the far left are out of touch with the values of mainstream America.

The scene will also display a terrorist shepherd and an angel in the form of Nancy Pelosi.

Just think of the benefits if this should catch on: no more homophobic depictions of Mary and Joseph, no more offensive Christ child, and terrorists are finally being given a fair shake.

If you're going to be in the area of the West Mall of the University of Texas campus on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th, be sure to give it a look-see.

h/t: Moonbattery

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