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January 31, 2008

Say What? Military Near Top of the 'Prestigious' Career Heap

My latest at FamilySecurityMatters.org:

Duty, honor and country refer to the giving of yourself for something greater than you are. You may earn a few medals on the way but in the end, joining the military and, in the event that you become an officer, leading your uniformed legions into battle in defense of your country and its ideals, putting yourself in harms way means a lot more to most Americans than how many Oscars or Pulitzer prizes are collecting dust on your mantel.

Read it all here.

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January 30, 2008

This Little Piggy was Banned from Market

Recently I was invited to write for Pajamas Media...and of course, I said yes! Although the actual day will fluctuate, I'll be contributing weekly at PJM. My first article is up today:

Taking the high road to sensitivity may make these culture judges feel good about themselves. But when the self-proclaimed gatekeepers of Western civilization bow and scrape to keep from offending every Johnny-come-lately who makes demands of the native population regarding tradition and values - and even when they dont - what exactly is there to recommend said Western culture? Banks in Britain have already stopped handing out piggy banks to children who open savings accounts, and some British schools are not teaching students about the Holocaust because some in their Muslim population are taking the line from Irans Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and claiming the Holocaust never happened.

It's all here.

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January 25, 2008

Tacky T-Shirt takes Moral Equivalency to New Heights

My article at FamilySecurityMatters.org today:

Yesterday, I saw an image on the Internet that I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams. Considering all of the shocking images available on the Internet that claim may sound specious, but trust me on this one.

T-shirt merchant Boomerang, located in Holland, has created a shirt with a picture of Anne Frank wearing a kaffiyeh called Banned Frank. Im not sure what the intention was and since I cant read Dutch, I cant even figure out if a majority of commenters on the web page approve or disapprove (except this one looks like a thumbs-up: Gezien de reacties hieronder; goed werk.).

Read it all here.

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January 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

Beware of socialism and nannystaters:

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ~ CS Lewis


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January 18, 2008

Hitch on Identity Politics

I don't agree with Christopher Hitchens on everything, but when he's right, he's right...and even when I disagree, I always appreciate his wit and style.

Today I agree. The article is entitled The Perils of Identity Politics. Here's a snippet:

People who think with their epidermis or their genitalia or their clan are the problem to begin with. One does not banish this specter by invoking it. If I would not vote against someone on the grounds of "race" or "gender" alone, then by the exact same token I would not cast a vote in his or her favor for the identical reason. Yet see how this obvious question makes fairly intelligent people say the most alarmingly stupid things.

Stupid things indeed. Be sure to read the entire article.

Would a black or female (or both!) Republican candidate for president get nearly as much adulation from the MSM and various special interest groups? Can you see, for example, Al Sharpton getting behind a Michael Steele candidacy...or Gloria Steinem in ecstasy over Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell (a Republican) running for the Oval Office?

Methinks not.

As I mention in my FamilySecurityMatters.org piece today (see the post below this one), it's important to look at policies, records, positions, and yes, character, first and foremost. The other stuff is fluff.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed it was the "content of our character" that counted most. But somehow, his message seems to have gotten lost. How very sad.

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It's the Policies, Stupid!

A preview of my latest offering at FamilySecurityMatters.org today:

Yet what about our responsibility as citizens and voters? Sure we can watch quick clips on the alphabet networks evening news to see what this or that candidate said on the stump as we wait for the new season of American Idol to start. We can also glance at the newspaper headlines in the convenience store while waiting in line to buy that magical lottery ticket. Dont act surprised; this is how many people get their news and thus form opinions upon the most crucial issues of the day. Think about it: since the surge in Iraq has been so successful, its place on the front page has been replaced with news of a worsening economy. Accordingly, the economy has taken the forefront for many voters as they prepare to vote in both primaries and the general election.

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January 17, 2008

Happy Anniversary! The Lewinsky Scandal Celebrates 10 Years of Infamy

I put this under my History category because it's one for the books.

Ten years ago today, the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal erupted with a little nugget posted on the Drudge Report. Against Hillary Clinton has a recap:

On the evening of Saturday January 17, 1998, the internet gossip merchant Matt Drudge posted a story that opened the most sensational scandal season in the history of the American presidency. He reported that Newsweek magazine had killed a story about President Clintons sexual relationship with a former intern. The next day he had her name: Monica Lewinsky.

The mainstream media were slow to catch up, but by the following Tuesday they were reporting that Clinton was being investigated for encouraging others to lie to cover up the affair.

For the next year the story dominated the headlines as Clinton was investigated, impeached and eventually found not guilty of high crimes and misdemeanours in a Senate trial.

Ten years on we know what happened to Bill Clinton. He is campaigning tirelessly for his wife as she seeks to win the second Clinton presidency. It is a curious twist of fate, and an indication of how deep were the repercussions of the scandal, that her campaign might not be happening if it werent for Monica Lewinsky.

For it was in the wake of the scandal, in which Hillary was seen as the wronged wife, that she decided to run for the Senate from New York. Her shamed husband, anxious to try to make things up to her, eagerly threw his weight behind the move. A wave of sympathy helped to sweep her to victory. As soon as she was elected, talk began about her running for president.

There's much more; be sure to check it out. You may want to shower afterward.

People talk about how President Bush has disgraced the Oval Office and makes America look bad with his policies. Yet Bill Clinton seduces a young intern (and we knew of his many instances of sexual misconduct before this), conducts his affair in the White House, lies about it before a grand jury, gets caught in the lie and has to 'fess up, is impeached (but not removed from office) and disbarred as a lawyer, makes Lewinsky a national laughingstock, but is considered the guy who kept America's international moral authority intact? What am I missing here?

Anyway, happy anniversary, Bill...thanks for nothing.

h/t: Commenters at Hot Air

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Fred Thompson's Latest South Carolina Ad

With two days to go until the South Carolina primary, he's laying it all out for you right here. Those of you who complain that there are no conservatives left in the Republican party need to take a second look at Fred Thompson.

Here, Fred comments on President Bush's recent appeal to the Saudis to increase production in order to give oil prices some slack:

"It's not in the United States' long-term interest to go hat in hand begging people to do things that in the end we know they're not going to do," Thompson said.

"What we need to concentrate on is diversifying our own energy sources here in this country and opening up what oil reserves that we have here ... using nuclear more, using clean coal technology more and all the other things that we can do," Thompson said.

Self-reliance? Isn't that what our Founding Fathers and the others who settled this country were famous for? We need to get that back, and Fred can help lead the way. (Notice I said lead, not that he'd do it all for us. That's what nannies do.)

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January 15, 2008

Glenn Beck Interviews Fred Thompson

An excellent interview, in which Fred expands upon the points he made during the recent South Carolina debate and throws a few well-aimed jabs at his competitors for the Republican nomination:

SENATOR THOMPSON: I think the basis of it is national security, national defense. John [McCain] was right, I think, with regard to Iraq and he stood tough during tough times and I think he turned out to be right. And I was the same place the whole time and have been. We agree on that. But John is wrong on some other important things and he was wrong when he voted against the Bush tax cuts.

GLENN: But wait a minute. I mean --

SENATOR THOMPSON: He says he's changed his mind about that now and, you know, sobeit. But, you know, I was there during part of that time and I voted the other way. I believed the other way then, I believe the other way now. He's certainly wrong with regard to the immigration bill that they tried to get the American people sign off on last year and they gave a resounding no and now everybody's getting tough on the border. But on taxes and immigration, especially, you know, I think he's wrong. But so is Huckabee as far as that's concerned.

Read it all here.

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The Bonfire of the Multicultural Vanities

I stole the title for this post from a line in this article by David Brooks in the New York Times today. Brooks' commentary adds to that of Rush Limbaugh yesterday:

All the rhetorical devices that have been a staple of identity politics are now being exploited by the Clinton and Obama campaigns against each other. They are competing to play the victim. They are both accusing each other of insensitivity. They are both deliberately misinterpreting each others comments in order to somehow imply that the other is morally retrograde.

All the habits of verbal thuggery that have long been used against critics of affirmative action, like Ward Churchill and Thomas Sowell, and critics of the radical feminism, like Christina Hoff Summers, are now being turned inward by the Democratic front-runners.

If Hillary Clinton loses, then it's a sexist slap in the face to feminism. If Barack Obama loses, then it's a racist slap in the face to blacks. And of course, who could forget the "angry and getting angrier" John Edwards? If he loses, it's a slap in the face to the poor and downtrodden, aka class warfare mongerers.

Basically, the whole Democrat primary is one big slapfest. But who has the biggest hand?

As the Hot Air headline reads, "Reap what you sow, Democrats." Or in other words, they've created a monster. Heh. This election season is going to be a lot more fun than I thought.

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January 14, 2008

A Message from Fred Thompson

Fred's latest message, this time to South Carolina voters:

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Ron Paul: Vision vs. Reality

This article by Bruce Walker over at American Thinker is one of the better ones I've read about Ron Paul's presidential candidacy. While the congressman from Texas has a lot of excellent ideas about a return to federalism, smaller government, lower taxes and so on, there's that small matter of his wanting to crawl into a shell of isolationism.

But other parts of Paul's policies simply do not fit our age. The notion that we should disengage from the Middle East, for example, suggests that Israel is "just another nation," like, say, North Korea or Syria. The foundation of the Jewish state was based upon the undeniable facts of history continuing, dreadfully, through the Holocaust, that Jews are not "just another people," but are rather a persecuted people who were not welcome when escaping Nazified Europe. Ignoring that is ignoring salient history.

But don't take my word for it; read the whole thing for yourself.

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January 13, 2008

A Primer on Universal Health Care by Two Dogs

Wanna know a little bit more about what "universal health care" would mean to you and your family? Two Dogs has a pretty good idea, so if you have a few minutes to spare, head on over to read his explanation of how it would work. It's not a pretty sight.

On a related note, the NHS (Britain's oh-so-fabulous government healthcare) is now looking to make the presumption that everyone wants to donate their organs upon death, and to up the ante propose that doctors identify potential donors among patients even before they are dead.

It brings to mind the "Bring Out yer Dead" scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail...

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January 12, 2008

Clemency

Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark:

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January 11, 2008

I'll Be On the Andrea Shea-King Show Sunday Night...

...to talk about the article I wrote for American Thinker about women voting for Hillary in order to show "solidarity" with another woman.

Rush Limbaugh mentioned the article in the first segment of today's show, which as you can imagine was a major thrill for me.

Click either here or here for info on Andrea's show. I'll be on between 10:30 and 11 p.m. ET, but the show actually gets underway at 9, and Andrea has a lot of good people lined up. Hope you can tune in!

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I'm McCainiac

J.D. Hayworth brings us the hilarious McCainiac musical tribute. Break out your legwarmers and leotard for this one!

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h/t: Moonbattery

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Human Events Endorses Fred Thompson

Here's editor Jed Babbin on why this prestigious publication backs Fred's candidacy.

By the way, I've decided to throw my OFFICIAL support to Fred as well. I've been excited about him for a while, and last night's debate performance clinched it for me.

Not that my "official support" means diddly squat in the real world...

Do I call myself a "Fredhead?" Er, no. I am one of his supporters, and will do all I can to help him win the Republican nomination. But if he doesn't win it? Yes, I'll be disappointed. But when it's all said and done, the sun will continue to rise in the east and I'll still be heading to my boring job every day. And I will support whomever ends up as the nominee.

I just really hope it's Fred. He's the best man for the job.

UPDATE: More on Fred from Rick Moran over at Rightwing Nuthouse.

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Female Voters Give Themselves a Bad Name

My take on women responding to Hillary's tears over at American Thinker:

Then she nearly cried in New Hampshire, and the momentary metamorphous from cackling shrew to slumber party confidante was played over and over on the networks and online. By some kind of press-induced miracle, Hillary managed to beat Obama in the primaries there by three points. That may seem like small potatoes, but the big story here is that women came to Hillary's rescue by a margin of 51%-32% among single women, and a slightly smaller margin for married women.

It's all here.

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January 10, 2008

South Carolina Republican Debate: Winners, Losers

I just finished watching the debate on Fox, and I'm now watching the candidates natter with Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes. This is the first debate of the election season that I'm weighing in on here, and want to get my thoughts down before rigor mortis sets in:

WINNER: Fred Thompson!
Fred nailed it! Whether it was the economy, national security, electability or our borders, he was spot on. Yes, he tends to say "uh" a lot, and as a former radio person that gets on my nerves. But the "uhs" were sandwiched in between a lot of great stuff. He jumped all over Mike Huckabee, and I think that's because he thinks Huckabee represents the greatest threat to him in SC. He said Huckabee was part of the "blame America first" contingency. He came out swinging and kept on hitting home runs.

Fred invoked the first round of applause for the night when he interrupted within the first half hour to address the Reagan Revolution and the "battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party." He also had some great one-liners, like the one about Iranians looking to meet "the virgins they're looking forward to seeing" when the discussion was about the recent Iranian gun boat incident.

He made an excellent point: if we force Musharref out of Pakistan, who will replace him? Pakistan is the only Muslim nation with nuclear weapons, and those cannot fall into the hands of the Islamofascists.

The Fox focus group led by Frank Luntz also thought Fred was the clear winner. Fred was awesome; let's hope this trend continues. Was it really too little too late? We shall see. The pundits have been wrong before...

LOSER: Ron Paul
My gosh, that man gets loopier all the time. As my friend Tim wrote me, "He looks and sounds like a high school nerd who bought his way in. His point of view about Israel was way out of line from the main stream."

I would add that he seemed petulant, whiny and yes, totally out of touch, like Tim said. For example, when all the other candidates said they, as president, would agree that the commanders in the field (or on the sea) have the training and the on-the-spot ability to make cruicial decisions like the Strait of Hormuz incident, Paul started ranting about an aggressive going to war mentality. It got to the point where Brit Hume asked him exactly what it was that he was responding to.

He also said we need to stop treating Israel like a stepchild who has no responsibility, and that we need to let Israel sort out her own affairs with her Arab neighbors. Huckabee let him have it over that, and rightly so.

People say Fred Thompson is kind of a sourpuss, but have you seen Ron Paul's face when he's being criticized?

Surprise, according to the text message poll conducted by Fox, Paul is the winner thus far (35%), but we know the Ronulans are capable of spiking polls. I wouldn't take that seriously at all.

The others, in order of best to worst:

Mitt Romney: He continued to look presidential and sound presidential, and his comments were consistent. There was a point when he didn't directly answer a question posed by one of the commentators (can't remember what it was now, but that doesn't look too good.)

Oh wait, I remember: he was asked if, as president, he would support including an abortion benefit in a national healthcare plan as he did with the Massachusetts plan. He balked by saying something about the courts forcing him into it, and then veered off to answer a question asked to someone else.

I must say, the camera shots of Romney looking at Paul with incredulity during Paul's diatribes were classic.

Rudy Giuliani: Again, he stayed on message, and to appease those who said he relied too much on his experience as NYC mayor, he also talked about his stint as Associate Attorney General under Ronald Reagan. But really, his experience is based in NY, why shouldn't he talk about it? But he's lost a lot of his early sparkle. He's strong on national defense and fiscal responsibility. I wouldn't have a problem supporting him in the general election.

John McCain: McCain stayed on his path, but his comments sounded canned...I heard many of them during the last debate ("I'm the sherrif in the senate," "I won't be voted Miss Congeniality"). He keeps saying he's learned his lesson about amnesty, but did he really? And he mentioned climate change being something we can actually control, which for me is a major turnoff. Sorry, Maverick.

Mike Huckabee: Fred Thompson said Huckabee is a liberal at heart and Huckabee denies it, but is he really conservative? When defending his record on tax and spend in Arkansas, he employed a typical liberal tactic: "it's for the children." Children who received healthcare, education, etc., because of his generosity with taxpayer money. Whenever you hear about "the children," hold on to your wallet.

I did like his comeback about the religion question (that religious questions were off-limits for everyone else but him), but there were points where he acted and sounded like an annoyed parent putting a fractious child in place whenever he was responding to a criticism by another candidate. Very annoying indeed.

Others checking in: Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, John Hawkins, Ed Morrissey

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Hypocritical Hate Mail of the Day

File this under "pot calling the kettle black."

Joe, you are a dunderhead.

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Keith Olbermann Caught in a Flat Out Lie

How is it that this man continues to be given a platform upon which to spew his bile?

If Olbermann wants to give opinion, fine. He should call himself a commentator and then he can say anything he wants AS LONG AS IT'S BASED IN FACT! But to call himself a "newsman" and deliver untruths in the name of hard reporting is not only irresponsible, but nauseating.

Who's the "Worst Person in the World"?

From Olbermann Watch, h/t: Hot Air

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I'm Off to CPAC

I'll be going to the CPAC convention in Washington D.C. February 7-9. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Mike Adams, John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry, Ben Shapiro and others. There'll be booksignings, exhibits, and more. I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl!

For more info on CPAC, click here. I hear last year was fantastic...here's hoping this year will be just as good, if not better!


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When Ideology and Science Collide: Iraq Casualty Study Debunked

Over at FamilySecurityMatters.org today:

In their all-consuming desire to make President Bush look bad and, at that time, in an effort to dethrone him, ideology trumped up as science may well have put the lives of American troops and civilians working to rebuild Iraq in greater jeopardy.

Read it all here.

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January 08, 2008

The Ice Queen Melteth

My take on Hillary's crocodile tears over at FamilySecurityMatters.org:

Why is a woman who claims to be tough on the issues suddenly breaking down during a public campaign appearance? True, she was surrounded by women, not men, and perhaps she felt safe in shedding a few tears in that environment. But as president, if shes elected, she wont have the luxury of being surrounded by other women who will be sympathetic to her need to cry. Shell be dealing with tough and often unscrupulous men (think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez, for starters) who do not have time for tears and would interpret them as weakness. We cannot afford to have a weak occupant in the White House. Remember Jimmy Carter? The stakes are even higher now.

Read it all here.

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January 07, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis." ~ George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman books

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January 06, 2008

UK Blogger to be Arrested for Shining the Light on Islamic Jihad

Holy crap, it's come to this: British blogger Lionheart is to be arrested for speaking out against those Muslims who would take over not just Britain, but America and the rest of the Western world in order to create a 21st Century caliphate under radical Islam, and either force us to live under dhimmitude, force us to convert, or outright kill us.

From his site:

I am currently out of the Country and on my return home to England I am going to be arrested by British detectives on suspicion of Stirring up Racial Hatred by displaying written material" contrary to sections 18(1) and 27(3) of the Public Order Act 1986.

This charge if found guilty carries a lengthy prison sentence, more than what most paedophiles and rapists receive, and all for writing words of truth about the barbarity that is living in the midst of our children, which threatens the very future of our Country.

The cultural weapon in the hands of the modern Jihad within Great Britain, silencing the opposition using our own laws against us - The Dumb Filthy Kaffir's as the Moslem would say to his children behind closed doors.

What has become of my homeland, the land my forefathers fought and died for on the battlefields of the world when one of their children is forced into the position of facing years in prison for standing up for what is right and just within British society.

At least my words of truth have obviously now reached people's eyes and ears, with the powers that be now intent on silencing me - Third World Tyranny in a supposed 21st Century democracy!

It pains me to say it, but I really feel Britain has gone beyond the edge and I don't know if it's possible for them to pull back. Thanks to nearly two decades of namby pamby Labour rule, this once great nation with a strong national identity now is run by a bunch of mewling, puking imbeciles who bow and scrape at the altar of multiculturalism and moral relativism.

I can hear Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Victoria and the great Winston Churchill all rolling in their graves from this side of the Atlantic.

Still think the idea of "hate speech" and "hate crime" legislation is a good idea here? What exactly is Lionheart guilty of? Did he kill anyone, or incite anyone else to go out and kill others? No. He is guilty of the crime of national pride, and of trying to save his culture from another that would come in and swallow it whole.

Freedom of speech was written into our Constitution. Britain does not have such a specific condition that I know of, but freedom of political expression there has never been in the kind of danger that it is today.

Why did they bother overcoming the Nazis, only to be overcome by the Islamofascists?

I wish Lionheart well in his efforts to beat this ridiculous rap.

UPDATE: Van Helsing at Moonbattery weighs in as only he can.

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Coming to a public square near you

Others blogging: Atlas Shrugs, It's Curtains for You, Always On Watch, Wolf Howling, and Instapundit.

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January 04, 2008

Iowa Voters Say "Neigh" to the Dark Horse Candidate: Chris Dodd Returns to Work

It's the end of an era.

Chris Dodd entered the presidential race with a fizzle and left with a whimper. After physically moving to Iowa for several months to woo caucus goers there, he's decided it ain't so bad being our senator after all, and returns to his duties with his head held high and his tail tucked between his legs.

During his speech to supporters last night, Dodd said, "This evening Democrats sent a clear message that this party is united in our belief that our nation needs change to restore our security, our middle class and all that makes this country great."

They also sent a clear message that they didn't want him. Heh.

He spent the last year campaigning, as he announced his candidacy on January 12, 2007. During that time there have been 442 Senate votes. Out of those votes, Dodd missed a total of 166. That's 37%, more than one third. (I know because I counted!) What the heck are we paying him for, anyway?

Sure, you say, he was busy campaigning for president. But can you imagine your boss being happy if you missed out on one third of your scheduled workdays because you were busy interviewing for another job? Can you say "canned" boys and girls? When we, members of the lower orders, look for new employment, we do it on our own time. I think the same should apply for elected officials who decide they want to run for a more prestigious office: they should resign from their current office (or not run for re-election) before jumping into another race.

But don't expect them to pass that resolution any time soon.

As for "dark horse" Chris Dodd, he's doing what I said he would way back when: heading back to his cushy job as Connecticut's other senator. He and his trophy wife will come back with their two kids and it'll be life as usual.

Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be back up for election in 2010. I can see his slogan now: "Connecticut's good enough for me!"

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Back in the saddle

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January 03, 2008

Disrespecting the Military: The Proud Moonbat Tradition Continues

My latest at FamilySecurityMatters.org:

Back in the 60s, college students and hippies (often interchangeable) despised the military and the Vietnam War because, frankly, they didnt want to be drafted and go through the horrors of war and possibly die. Today, even though young men have to sign up for selective service upon reaching the age of 18, there is no draft. Our military is strictly voluntary, and standards are so high that not even all who volunteer are accepted. So you might think that anti-military bias would have gone the way of the dodo but youd be wrong.

The whole thing is here.

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January 02, 2008

Paulnuts Find Blogmeister USA

I have a modest little blog that doesn't fly very high on the radar. So imagine my surprise upon receiving the following e-mail:

Dear UnAmerican Blogger,

Talk more about Ron Paul in your blogs, please. No one is interested in corrupt
Kleptocrats that will never win the nomination. Ron Paul will win, and you will be shunned if you keep talking about Kleptocrats.

I'm from Connecticut also.

Thank You,

Lew (last name deleted for privacy)

P.S. If you sincerely don't know about Ron Paul, my apologies. Please Google Ron Paul ASAP.

My reply:

Dear Lew,

I write about whom I please. I know who Ron Paul is, and while he has some good ideas about taxes and smaller government, I find his isolationist rants not only unrealistic, but scary in today's world. He may have raised a lot of money, but there's no way he'll win either the nomination or the general election, even if he runs on a third party ticket.

If my posts about "Kleptocrats" means that I'll be shunned by people belonging to the Ron Paul "cult," I'll be happy to continue down the same path. Trying to coerce me to write about your candidate with silly threats is ridiculous. Who's being un-American here?

Thanks for writing...it's been very illuminating!

Pam

I've seen how Ron Paul's supporters (more like followers) deluge comment sections at other blogs, and it makes me laugh to think that my writing about this guy could make him more than just a tiny blip on the nation's radar screen.

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Yikes, the Paulnuts found me!

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