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May 04, 2010

They Said It: Part 2

Following the attempted bombing here's what our leaders and pundits had to say.

If I had to guess, twenty five cents, this would be exactly that, Bloomberg said. Homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesnt like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.

- Michael Bloomberg

I mean the thing is is that and I get frustrated and there was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country because there are a lot of people who want to use this terrorist intent to justify writing off people who believe in a certain way or come from certain countries or whose skin color is a certain way. I mean they use it as justification for really outdated bigotry.

- Contessa Brewer

If we tried hard enough there's about twenty more head in the sand remarks along this line, Geraldo being the least interesting. But Bloomberg is an elected official not an entertainer and should consider his words more carefully in lieu of facts.

Remember kids - there is no JIHAD -

Nothing from Obama, he's much to busy insulting the Jonas Brothers.

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August 01, 2009

Shameful Sham: Ted Kennedy to Receive Medal of Honor

This post was written by husband-dude:

On August 12th of 2009, President Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. In the press release, President Obama lauds the tireless efforts of the Senator over the last five decades as an agent of change.

The Medal of Freedom is the highest award that can be bestowed upon a civilian by the government for exemplary acts and behavior. The honor is for those who have made an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interest of the United States... and world peace...

What are some of the words and accomplishments of Senator Kennedy? How is he so deserving of such merit?

In 1968, as troops from the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Spring, Senator Kennedy then wrote, "Today, with the exception of East Germany, Russia has no more satellites." Over 300,000 people eventually fled the invasion of Czechoslovakia, seeking freedom as there was none to be found under the Communist tyranny that was reimposed.

In the '70s, uncounted millions of people in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia were murdered, forced into re-education camps. Millions fled the political and ethnic purges that followed. How did this happen?

"Congress and the American people," said the Senator, "do not hold the fate of Saigon and Phnom Penh in their hands. To that effect he was a primary sponsor of the following rider to the 1973 Defense Bill. The following is taken from his own website:

● The Second Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1973, P.L. 93-50, specified that none of the funds appropriated by the Act were to be used to support directly or indirectly combat activities in or over Cambodia, Laos, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam or off the shores of Cambodia, Laos, North Vietnam and South Vietnam by United States Forces and after August 15, 1973, no other funds heretofore appropriated under any other Act may be expended for such purpose.

The words of James Baldwin regarding Richard II spring to mind. For lack of a nail, the shoe was lost... Without ammunition, petrol or replacement parts, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, despite its best efforts, was unable to hold back the full might of the North Vietnamese who had the full support of the Soviet Union for its logistics. In the words of former ARVN General Thi Quang Lam, we were a democracy abandoned by our allies the U.S. - at the darkest hour of our history.

In 1983, Senator Kennedy made an offer to the Soviet Union specifically to KGB head Viktor Chebrikov, to aid and coordinate the American media against the current President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. Senator Kennedy believed Ronald Reagan was a threat to the Soviet Union.

Let's repeat that statement, Senator Kennedy believed Ronald Reagan was a threat to the Soviet Union. As President Reagan challenged the Soviets to tear down the Berlin Wall, Senator Kennedy was busy replacing the mortar on the cracks.

In the '90s, his efforts continued unabated. With Senator Kerry of Massachusetts, he proposed to cut off all military and economic aid to El Salvador. It becomes redundant to list his opposition to the liberation of Kuwait, the military operation that deposed Manuel Noriega in Panama a man whom even reporter Seymour Hersh noted was significantly involved in money laundering and drug activities. and like efforts following 9/11 in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For Senator Kennedy to be awarded the Medal of Freedom is an affront and insult to the people of the United States, and the world. Millions have directly and indirectly lost their lives and liberty with his complicity in word and deed. Senator Kennedy has indeed been an agent of change, but not for the better.

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March 27, 2009

The Clown Car Junta - Barney Frank

This post courtesy of husband-dude:

As one of our elected leaders who is bringing us "hope and change" we have Barney Frank. Since 1981, he has been reelected no less than 13 times to the House of Representatives! How about that change?

Barney Frank's initial appeal to the voters was his resistance to Reagonomics - in other words he was against the 25 years of growth and prosperity this country has enjoyed - and through his tireless efforts with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares a good deal of the responsibility for derailing the economy.
The Representative from Massachusetts has a reputation among Capitol Hill staffers as one of the most eloquent and brilliant speakers of the House, so in his own words, I present Barney Frank!

"And I think there is too much bloviating around from politicians."

From the AP, here's a fine example of bloviating as Barney Frank tries his hand at racial demagogery!

Frank said Monday that Republican criticism of Democrats over the nation's housing crisis is a veiled attacked on the poor that's racially motivated....
"They get to take things out on poor people," Frank said to a mortgage foreclosure symposium in Boston. "Let's be honest: The fact that some of the poor people are black doesn't hurt them either, from their standpoint. This is an effort, I believe, to appeal to a kind of anger in people."

"But it is also clear that left entirely untouched by public policy, the capitalist system will produce more inequality than is socially healthy or than is necessary for maximum efficiency."

But of course, there never was a problem to begin with. Frank blithely shut down any effort to regulate the mortgage finance lenders by the Bush administration because he was worried about the risk to the taxpayer! Because you see, while Fannie and Freddie were privately owned, they were protected financially by the government. What a public policy fiasco that turned into!

I don't know what's socially healthy about letting social revanchism drive Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the brink of insolvency at a cost of $200 billion to the taxpayer. After all, that money in the U.S. treasury comes from you and me. Was that the risk he was worried about?

And here is Barney Frank engaging in the calling the kettle black on CNBC.












It seems to me that politicians ought to use the same words as other people.

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February 09, 2009

Will Ferrell: Proving Once Again that Leftwing Lunacy is Alive and Well in the Bowels of Hollywood

Is George W. Bush being allowed to ride off into the sunset and enjoy his retirement? Not if the rabid left has anything to do with it.

Apparently Will Ferrell hates George Bush so much that he's put together a "comedy" show on Broadway called "You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush," complete with dirty sex gags and the usual "let's make fun of his speech patterns" jokes. It's a hot show that everyone wants to see, apparently.

And according to Kyle Smith of the NY Post, who had to sit through this, Ferrell uses a moment of silence for our fallen troops in Afghanistan and Iraq as a set up for his next gag.

This coming from a guy who makes his millions by doing things on screen like dressing up as an elf and eating spaghetti with maple syrup. Okay, I liked the movie Elf. But nothing infuriates me more than these idiots who live the good life, thanks in great part to those who put their lives on the line to keep America free - including clueless dunderheads like Ferrell, who exploit their sacrifices for a tasteless joke about a man whose policies kept America safe from attack for more than seven years after 9/11.

Smith says it best:

The military is the military. It isn't going to whine. It isn't going to organize a team of protesters to cause a ruckus in front of the Cort Theatre. It is just going to keep its head down and drive on. The military's finest men and women will continue to be ignored at best and loathed at worst. No Medal of Honor winner will get even one percent of the publicity Ferrell will generate with this show. For every hundred books written about the failures in Iraq, there will be one paragraph written about the post-surge turnaround.

But is it too much to ask for our war dead to not be ridiculed by wealthy comedians? Maybe those who fly on private jets, live in closely policed communities with surveillance cameras covering every inch of their property and send their kids to private school don't understand that there is such a thing as public security, and that it isn't a joke.

I suppose, though, that jokes about Bush will have to sustain the left for the next four years, as no one dares to make any jokes about The One.

I'd say, "Stay classy, Will," but I'm afraid he probably didn't have any class to begin with.

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Will Ferrell could only wish to be half as great as the man he mocks

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November 09, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake

He hasn't even been inaugurated, much less done anything, and already there are calls for a national holiday to celebrate The One:

Plans are being made to promote a national holiday for Barack Obama, who will become the nation's 44th president when he takes the oath of office Jan. 20.

"Yes We Can" planning rallies will be at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the downtown McDonald's restaurant, 1100 Kansas Ave., until Jan. 13. The goals are to secure a national holiday in Obama's honor, to organize celebrations around his inauguration and to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 1809.

At 7:30 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Obama Cake will be served at the downtown McDonald's, and a celebration is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 20 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th.

Head on over to Topeka to make sure you get your very own slice of Obama Cake. Will the cake be free in honor of all the freebies Obama is promising? And will that cake be served with a generous cupful of Kool-Aid?

Last I heard, public figures were not memorialized, either on stamps or with public holidays, until they've been dead a long time. But then, this is the new Messiah we're talking about!

On a tip from Wyatt

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Drink up! Now with Vitamin O!

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October 23, 2008

Obama's Pal Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground Communist Manifesto

Just a guy in the neighborhood? A respected college professor? These are the descriptions of William Ayers that come from The One's mouth in defense of his, er, casual relationship with an unrepentant domestic terrorist.

He wasn't just a garden-variety, late '60s-early '70s hippie rebel whose biggest concerns were scoring acid and free love (translation: lots of sex). No, he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, founded the Weather Underground, a group looking to start "a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power and build the new society."

These words come directly from Ayers' communist manifesto - relegated to the dustbin of history - until now. Zombie found a copy and has published it all for the world to see. Head over and take a gander and see what this "distinguished college professor" friend of Barack Obama really believes.

And ask yourself: why would Obama want anything to do with him? Even casually?

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From Ayers' poisoned pen

h/t: Michelle Malkin

UPDATE: LGF has the scoop on Ayers' and Dohrn's new book. Jack Murtha should ask for a signed copy.

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October 07, 2008

The SNL Skit that Lefties Don't Want You to See

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live did a skit that skewered Dems (while taking the usual pot shots at Republicans) for their complicity in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac collapse and the subsequent "bailout." The skit was originally posted to the SNL site along with some others, but suddenly yanked. Why?

Michelle Malkin thinks George Soros might be behind it. Not an unreasonable hypothesis, since Soros is lampooned in the skit as a greedy opporunist who doesn't mind enriching himself at the expense of others. An influential couple by the name of Sandler has a part in all of this too, which Michelle discusses also.

If you haven't seen the skit, you can see it here, where it's posted to a private server. It's not particularly funny...SNL hasn't been funny in what seems like forever...but it's spot on in its use of so-called humor to highlight the truth.

And NBC (taken to task by unknown overlords?) seems to desperately be trying to cover up their mistake.

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You can run, but you can't hide...

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May 29, 2008

Susan Sarandon: I 'Might' Leave US if Obama Loses

It's that time again, folks....when celebrity blowhards threaten to leave America if the election doesn't go the way they think it should. This time, Susan Sarandon is the doofus du jour, claiming that if Barack Obama doesn't win she may well be outta here (h/t: Hot Air):

If McCain gets in, its going to be very, very dangerous, she says.

Its a critical time, but I have faith in the American people. If they prove me wrong, Ill be checking out a move to Italy. Maybe Canada, I dont know. Were at an abyss.

I realize she's an actress who is highly in tune with her emotions and therefore more likely to be ruled by them, but come on already. We've heard plenty of this kind of talk back in 2004 and I can't think of any celebs who actually left because Bush was reelected. Not even the high-strung pottymouth Alec Baldwin or perpetually outraged (and brassier-challenged) Barbra Streisand.

Yes, Madonna and Gwynnie now have homes in England, but that's because they both married Brits...and yet I haven't heard of them actually renouncing their American citizenship. If you ask me, the Brits can have the two of them.

Unlike over-emotional Hollywood hooh hahs who make these sensational statements to get some press, I don't plan on going anywhere if Barack Obama does win. Where else would I really be better off? Canada or England, bastions of Socialism paid for by exorbitant taxes where increasing dhimmitude is the norm? Germany or France, where unemployment is nearly as high as the tax rates and radical Islam is gaining a stronger foothold every day? An impoverished nation like Mexico or Zimbabwe? Venezuela, which is withering under the stranglehold of Hugo Chavez?

Sure, if Obama wins I'll be unhappy and uneasy. But for now, nowhere is better than the United States, no matter who is at the helm. That may change down the road, but what realistic alternative do we have? (Besides, I don't have the cash reserves like Sarandon to just "pick up and go" whenever I please.)

By all means, Susan, take off to the Great White North, or wherever else may tickle your fancy. But while Sarandon may "have faith in the American people" I don't have faith that she'll keep her word if McCain emerges victorious in November - more's the pity.

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So what's keeping you? Leave already!


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November 16, 2007

'Pro-War' Boy Scouts in Cambridge...the Horror!

News about this story has been heating up over the last week.

Those horrible Boy Scouts! How dare they set up collection boxes at the polls to raise money for care packages to send to our troops in the Middle East? They should be hung and quartered for sending the message the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts might possibly support the war effort or, at the very least, the troops. (You know, the "we support the troops but not the war" mantra?) That just won't do.

Well, being a civilized society, the next best thing in Cambridge (Home of the Liberal) was done: have the boxes removed and tell those dastardly Boy Scouts they're too (shudder) pro-war.

That's what "Executive Director of the city's Election Commission" (sounds fancy!) Marsha Weinerman did. Due to one complaint by some overly-sensitive liberal citizen, and citing a law that doesn't allow political messages within 150 feet of polling stations, Weinerman sure showed the Boy Scouts who's in charge in Cambridge!

It doesn't matter that the Massachusetts secretary of state said the collection boxes were legal because they didn't pertain to that particular election. And the Boy Scouts claim they received permission, twice.

I wonder...had it been another group, would this have happened? We all know libs have it in for the Boy Scouts in general, believing in God and all, so perhaps this was just one more nail they could pound in the coffin.

Here in Connecticut, we have a special name for people from Massachusetts: Massholes. Usually we only refer to them that way on the roads when we're trying to avoid being hit by cars with MASS plates, but in Weinerman's case, I think the name fits.

As the Boston Daily Blog said, "way to stand up to those preteen hawks."

Melanie Morgan has something to say about it, both at her site and in her weekly WND column. Moonbattery also posted about it this week.

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Proudly told the Boy Scouts where to get off!


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November 05, 2007

On Your Hands

Tim B. passed something interesting on to me, and so I thought I'd share it with you. It's been in an e-mail that has made the rounds, and I wondered about its authenticity...and so I took the bold step of looking this guy, J.D. Pendry, up on the Internet (after a Snopes.com search came up empty).

And what do you know? He exists, and he has a website. J.D. Pendry (CSM USA, ret.), according to his bio, is not a combat veteran, but:

I served my 28 years in the Cold War Army with an active strength hovering around 760,000, nearly twice that of todays Hot War active Army. For those 28 years I did what other Soldiers did. I deployed on extended training exercises away from the family, worked many 12 hour plus days, many weekends and holidays and missed many of the family events that are often taken for granted. I had 5 overseas tours and moved my family 13 times. I went where I was sent and did what I was asked. Like my Brothers and Sisters at Arms, I endured the idiocy of politicians without ever offering an opinion and served an American population that barely knew I existed. I have no regrets and I certainly make no apologies for who I am, what I did in the service of my country, or what I have to say.

I love him already.

Anyway, the e-mail I received was entitled "Axis of Idiots," but Pendry prefers to call it "On Your Hands." I'll reprint part of it here, but then be sure to click over to his site for the rest...it is a definite must-read. While this is over a year old at this point, I think it remains relevant today...what with the "leadership" we have in Congress and other know-it-alls who would throw our military under the bus as long as it means there's a possibility such an act would get them more votes (and thus more power) on election day:

Jimmy Carter, youre the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. Youre the runner-in-chief.

Bill Clinton, you played ring around the Lewinsky while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia, and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses emboldened the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately they grew bolder, until 9/11.

John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute. You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam. Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. Youve accused our Soldiers of terrorizing women and children in Iraq. You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, the same words you used to describe Vietnam. Youre a fake. You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to murderers just as you did the Vietnamese. Iraq, like Vietnam is another war that you were for, before you were against it.

Good stuff. Read the rest, and be sure to check out the rest of his site...he seems to post about once a week.

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October 16, 2007

Paranoid Lefties Blame Randi Rhodes Attack on Conservative 'Whack Job'

UPDATE: This story is BOGUS! Rhodes was not mugged; her lawyer says she somehow fell while walking her dog and was injured. Her Air America colleague, Jon Elliot, seems to have made up the whole thing. Really makes me want to tune in now...

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The paranoia on the left knows no bounds. Apparently Air America talk show host Randi Rhodes was attacked near her apartment in NYC while walking her dog and was beaten pretty badly. She lost several teeth and has to take some time off from work to recover.

That stinks. I hope she recovers soon, and I hope the person who did it is caught. But Baroosk over at Talking Radio explains that many lefties think Rhodes was not just a random victim of some thug, but the victim of some rightwing Air America hater. Air America host Jon Elliot leads the pack:

"Is this an attempt by the right wing hate machine to silence one of our own," he asked. "Are we threatening them. Are they afraid that we're winning. Are they trying to silence intimidate us."

And blogger Baroosk continues the paranoia rant:

Some of blog posters also expressed concerns that the attack on Rhodes was hate crime. Other posters warned that we need more facts before any judgements are made.

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Apparently, some right-wing critics of lib talk arent happy that conservative talk only accounts for 90% of the programming on talk radio. These whack jobs appear determined to whatever it takes to silence the opposing point of view.

Their proof? That Rhodes wasn't carrying a purse. Good grief! And this coming from the people who think it's funny to air a clip of the president being "shot."

Look, if conservative talk show hosts have 90% of talk radio, why would they try to shut down what amounts to no competition? And if "conservative crazies" were really intent upon shutting down liberal media, they'd likely start with the New York Times and the alphabet networks, then work their way down.

Before anyone says I condone such violence, I do not. Don't try to twist my words. And if it does turn out to be a nut who leans to the right, then I say, "Book 'im, Danno." But jumping to conclusions like this is simply ridiculous, and continues the deterioration of civil political dialogue in this country.

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On a tip from Cookiewrangler.

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October 12, 2007

10 Impossible Things Liberals Believe Before Breakfast

Tim B. sent this along. I enjoyed it, and thought you might too. Don Feder explains 10 of liberals' most cherished beliefs. Click here to read.

One of my favorite bits, regarding "free" health care:

But why do we have a right to affordable, quality health care and not affordable, quality transportation - a Mercedes in every garage, with zero percent down, and low monthly payments stretched out over the next 20 years?

I prefer black, silver or dark green. Where do I sign?

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October 10, 2007

SF Libs: Say No to Vomiting Squatters

Are they really becoming more conservative? Or is this more about rich liberals not enjoying having someone "less fortunate" ruining the good life? Ah, the old liberal double standard: what's good for me is not good for thee. Do as I say, not as I do.

San Francisco yuppies have apparently had it with the many bums and drug addicts who are attracted to the city by the bay like a fly is attracted to rotting flesh. And now, the city might finally do something about it, with laws in the works that would make it more difficult for vagrants to hang around a particular corner all day, using the streets for everything from sleeping to urinating (and worse).

Gosh, what took you people so long?

Resident David Latterman had a couple of choice quotes in the article:

"People have realized they can hate George Bush but still not want people crapping in their doorway."

and

"People are just pissed. For the first time, even the left is saying they've had enough."

(As always, George Bush has to come into it somewhere. What will BDSers do when he's out of office?)

According to the SF Chronicle article, suddenly a number of residents are "homeowners and thus have a sense of ownership and emotional investment." Holy cow, am I reading right? Liberals who believe they are entitled to protect their investments that they worked hard to earn? What's next, asking the government to keep its greedy hands out of the taxpayer's pocket?

But don't let this article get your hopes up. San Francisco is still populated by a bunch of people who think they're better than you because they're "compassionate progressives" who believe the bums on the street are "victims." Don't believe me? Read the comments section accompanying the article.

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September 25, 2007

Tools for the 21st Century

Tools for the 21st century...let's make a list:

liberals/Democrats
institutes of higher education

Any questions?

The appearance yesterday of Iran's Ahmadinejad at Columbia University was an unprecedented embarrassment to our nation, but you wouldn't know it if you were in the audience. Apparently he received rounds of applause from the students and faculty who were "academically enlightened" enough to want to attend what now passes for a debate at an Ivy League college.

Columbia's president, Lee C. Bollinger, may have sounded "tough" in the few questions he asked, but as expected, Ahmadinejad offered the usual platitudes, smokescreens and indirect answers. For example, when asked if he sought the destruction of Israel, he said, "We are friends of all the nations," he said. "We are friends with the Jewish people. There are many Jews in Iran living peacefully with security."

He also made the ridiculous claim that there are no gay people in Iran...fortunately the audience didn't seem to swallow it:

"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country," Ahmadinejad said to howls and boos among the Columbia University audience.

"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don't know who has told you that we have it," he said.

I guess he was too busy planning incursions into Iraq to read the news about this execution last year.

He then compared capital punishment in the US to capital punishment in Iran. However, the big difference is that here in the US, prisoners who are sentenced to death have committed the heinous crime of murder...and only meet their fates AFTER a very lengthy trial and appeals process. That's a far cry from executing someone either for being a homosexual or for having sex out of marriage.

But the big win for Ahmadinejad had nothing to do with his speech or his lame answers to lame questions...but the fact that he was allowed on Columbia's campus in the first place. Our enemies are supposed to tremble in fear of us, not RSVP to invitations to speak at so-called institutions of higher learning. I can just imagine how this whole incident is playing out back home in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East: "We have nothing to fear from those stupid Americans. They invite us to speak to their students!"

Just think of it: maybe Osama bin Laden's PR guy is phoning Columbia right now, jockeying for a speaking engagement.

Within a year, my older daughter will start looking at colleges. You can be sure that neither Columbia nor Duke (home of false accusations) will be on the list.

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September 11, 2007

Yesterday's Petreaus Protest a Dud

That is, if you believe Mark Hemingway's account over at National Review Online. Check it out...he made a believer out of me!

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July 25, 2007

Ward Churchill Back in News Again

Sheesh, I thought we were rid of the "cigar store Indian!" After investigating charges of plagiarism, falsification and other intellectual misconduct, the University of Colorado Boulder's Board of Regents voted 8 to 1 to give Churchill the boot. However, Churchill has decided to fight back in court.

David Lane, Churchill's attorney, said his client's dismissal simply marks a change in venue for the dispute.

"We're out of kangaroo court and going into real court," he said.

Lane plans to file a lawsuit in Denver Wednesday alleging Churchill's First Amendment rights were violated. He says Churchill was targeted because of his views.

You know, I caught part of Lane's interview on Hannity and Colmes last night, and he was being a real @ss. All bluff and bluster, rude, and dismissive. I'd hate to have that guy coming home to me every night!

Churchill and his lawyer claim that he was fired because of his writings and speeches post-9/11 that essentially blame America and the 9/11 victims themselves for what happened to them. Basically, in Churchill's mind, we deserved it. And unfortunately, it's what a lot of the intellectual types who swell the ranks of our colleges and universities believe.

But I don't think it's his attitude about 9/11 that got him fired -- no, I think the controversy around him brought attention to his other works, and that's when charges of plagiarism started rolling in. Had no one raised the alarm about his offensive essay "Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens," then his other intellectually dishonest activities likely wouldn't have gotten noticed either, and he'd still be claiming American Indian heritage and spreading his special brand of "blame America first" vitriol to students at UC Boulder.

It's one of the dangers of publicity -- there will always be someone looking through your laundry to see if there's anything you forgot to wash. Churchill relished being in the national spotlight two years ago, and he's back in it with the lawsuit. But hey, "there's no such thing as bad publicity as long as they spell your name right."

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American Indian wannabe Ward Churchill enjoys his moment in the sun.

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July 09, 2007

Michael Moore Debate Tutorial: Avoiding the Question

On an appearance on CNN with Wolf Blitzer today (his first in three years, he tells us!), Michael Moore was quite testy about Dr. Sanjay Gupta's videotaped review of Sicko. Moore was so testy, in fact, that instead of speaking to Gupta's rebuttals of facts presented in the, er, documentary, he went into a raging snit about how if CNN had "done its job" before the invasion of Iraq, we wouldn't be there now.

Iraq? What does Iraq have to do with the state of American healthcare?

Hot Air has the video. I'm surprised Moore didn't need a drool cup to catch the spittle that surely must have been flying out of his mouth.

Rule one of successful debating: respond to the last point your opponent makes. It seems, however, that Moore either wouldn't or couldn't respond, so he decided to go on the attack, drawing attention away from the subject at hand with his accusations about Iraq. The entire segment is therefore less about the shortcomings about Sicko and more about how CNN and the rest of the media "failed" the American people. While I can agree that our media establishment does not always serve the public interest well, listening to Michael Moore rant and rave about them is rich -- since he is more often on the receiving end of their commendations, rather than criticisms.

Kitchen feeling a bit hot, Mr. Moore?

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June 26, 2007

John Gibson Pwns Peter Mehlman

John Gibson rakes Peter "At Least Stalin and Hitler Meant Well" Mehlman over the coals. Hot Air has the audio, and it's worth the listen to hear Mehlman "um" and "er" as Gibson rips his so-called reasoning to shreds.

Mehlman, who coined "yada yada yada" (the phrase made famous on Seinfeld) may want to stick to that comedy writing thing and leave foreign policy critiques to the adults.

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May 31, 2007

PETA Requests Tax Breaks for Vegetarians

From the Washington Times:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada are being asked to extend vegetarians the tax break currently given to hybrid-car owners for purchasing a vehicle with low carbon emissions.

The request comes from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals founder Ingrid E. Newkirk, who read a University of Chicago report arguing that switching to a vegetarian diet is more effective in countering global warming than switching from a standard American car to a Toyota Prius.

PETA, as you know, is the group that likened the slaughter of animals for food consumption to the systematic slaughter of 6 million Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust, and to the slavery and lynching of black people. Two PETA associates were also arrested on animal cruelty charges a couple of years ago. So please, take whatever this group proclaims with the proverbial grain of salt.

Newkirk obviously hasn't heard that the Prius is more environmentally damaging overall than the much-criticized Hummer. She might want to reconsider the comparison.

Vegetarians are some of the most self-righteous people on earth when it comes to health and the environment. I know: I was one for ten years. Fortunately I got over myself, and enjoy eating meat once again. I have no problem with those who choose not to eat meat. However, that choice is not license to lord it over everyone else.

Besides, how does one prove one is a vegetarian for the purpose of receiving the tax break? Grocery and restaurant receipts? What if the "vegetarian" eats a hamburger at the neighborhood barbecue? Oops, loophole.

Yet another ridiculous request for special treatment from a special interest group that is bent on making us follow their rules for living.

h/t: Moonbattery

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May 11, 2007

Moonbats Masquerading as Republicans

This week, American Thinker posted a piece I wrote entitled The Danger Within, about the six Muslims who were arrested in New Jersey for plotting an attack against Fort Dix. I received a number of responses, some negative, some positive. However, I found this one quite amusing:

The New Jersey Six "jihadists" sound more like the gang that couldn't shoot
straight then a threat of any real consequence. If they're truly guilty of
violent intent, they should, of course, be punished to the fullest extent of
the law. However, the greatest threat to what remains of American Liberty
does not come from a absurd knot of pizza delivery men and 7-11 clerks but
from the lying clique of neoconservative traitors that has highjacked [sic] the
Republican Party (my party), lied us into a completely unnecessary and
illegal war, and trashed the Constitution in the process.

These criminals (Cheney, Rumseld, Perle, Wolfowitz, Feif, Bolton, Kristol,
et al) should be tried, convicted, and executed for high treason and war
crimes. It is unfortunate that in George W. Bush, for whom I voted, they
found an empty suit who believes in nothing but expediency and served as a
blank slate upon which these filth have written this tragedy.

As my blogging buddy Charles says, "real Republicans don't use the code words this idiot peppers his email with."

Rush Limbaugh points out that libs often call in to talks shows like his and claim to be either Republicans or conservatives before they begin the criticism. "I voted for Bush, but blah blah blah." This is the same scenario.

That he would dismiss the men who planned on storming Fort Dix and mowing down as many soldiers as possible in the name of Islamic jihad shows just how much he really cares about our military. Remember, it's not just soldiers on a military base, but many civilian employees as well. Should we be cheering the fact that non-military folks would have been caught in the middle of this?

There are conservatives who disagree with the handling of Iraq, and there are plenty of conservatives who disagree with Bush's tendency toward big spending and his appalling stance toward our borders (Unfortunately, Bush is in good company on both sides of the aisle regarding the borders.) Regardless, I don't know any true conservative who would say Bush and others in his administration should be tried and hung as traitors.

Likewise, the claim that Bush deliberately misled the public about intelligence leading up to Iraq has been debunked.

And if this guy really did vote for Bush as he claims, doesn't he bear some of the blame for helping to put that "empty suit" in office?


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May 01, 2007

Communists Celebrate May Day

May Day is not just a traditional celebration of spring, but since 1889 has been a day for communist groups to "celebrate" their message of class warfare and false promises of a worker's paradise.

This group is fighting for communism. But I wonder how hard they would fight for it if they actually had to live under it, like those lucky Cubans?

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Cuba's a real paradise for shoppers...

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April 18, 2007

The Far-Left Has a Hit List? Who Knew?

Tammy Bruce was on Fox Monday night with Bill O'Reilly, and she discusses how the far left uses its cozy relationship with the MSM to not only further its agenda, but to do what it can to destroy those they see as their enemies (i.e. anyone who is even a little bit to the right of groups like Media Matters and MoveOn.org). She discusses what happened to Dr. Laura Schlesinger, Ann Coulter, and even Imus.

Hot Air has the video. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend you take a few minutes now to do so. Tammy knows of which she speaks -- she used to be the president of the Los Angeles branch of NOW, and she was able to feed stories to the media, starting off with the New York Times-- and they would accept them from her without question.

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April 17, 2007

That Didn't Take Long...

Just as the anti-gun lobby has jumped all over the Virginia Tech shootings, so has the rabid left found a way to blame George W. Bush for them. Right Wing News has the scoop.

L-A-M-E.

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April 04, 2007

San Fran Bikers Mob Minivan, Wreak Havoc

Critical Mass bikers in San Francisco mobbed 'round a minivan, smashed its rear window, and badly frightened the children inside. The cops have no control over these monthly rides, and Sgt. Ed Callejas' only suggestion to the van's owners was to write a letter to the mayor.

I have a better idea: Sue the city. For big bucks.

Sorry, but if driving through San Francisco on the last Friday night of the month means you might be attacked by lunatics posing as environmentalists on two wheels, then perhaps the only way to get the city to do something about it is to hit them where it counts.

h/t: Michelle Malkin

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Dictionary.com: Partisan Source?

I went to Dictionary.com to look up the specific definition of the word mandate for something I'm writing. Take a look at the first example sentence:

1. a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative: The president had a clear mandate to end the war.

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March 30, 2007

The Depths to Which They Sink...

You don't have to like Tony Snow's politics. Heck, you don't have to like him at all. But to mock a man who is dealing with life-threatening cancer and to sell a t-shirt about it, says more about your lack of character than any decent person would care to know about.

On a tip from Kitty.

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March 23, 2007

Evan Sayet: How Modern Liberals Think

This brilliant speech by Evan Sayet at the Heritage Foundation earlier this month is a must-see. It's nearly 50 minutes, so make sure you have enough time to watch it in its entirety. Quotable quote: "It's not that they're [liberals] not aware of all the things we're aware of, it's that they need to reject them in order to remain in this five-year-old utopia that they've been told is the only hope for mankind."

Great stuff!

h/t: American Thinker

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March 20, 2007

John Edwards Touts New Home's Ecological Advantages

Just because he built a huge house doesn't mean tha John Edwards doesn't care about the environment...his house is "a model of energy efficiency."

The house was built from the beginning, both in its location for passive solar and the use of active solar, to help provide some of the energy for the house," Edwards said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It doesn't provide all of the energy, but it provides some."

He says he is also committed to making the house "carbon neutral," which is moonbatese for "being rich enough to use money to assuage self-inflicted liberal guilt."

Basically, Edwards is trying to deflect criticism that he, who constantly harps about "two Americas," lives in the "America" that he is fond of criticizing. What he doesn't seem to understand is that people are tired of his lecturing us on what we should be doing with our money, not the fact that he can afford to live in a 28,000 foot home.

That, and he's trying to jump on Al Gore's foundering global warming bandwagon, as he tries to resuscitate his barely-in-the-double digits campaign.

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March 15, 2007

Rosie Sympathizes With Al Qaeda's Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

Hold on to your stomachs: Hot Air has video segments from today's episode of The View, ABC's version of "smart" women discussing the issues of the day. You can see Rosie O'Donnell sympathizing with Khalid Sahikh Mohammed, who has just confessed to a myriad of terrorism crimes, including the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl. Of course, the well-trained audience laughs and claps along. That Rosie is just so darn entertaining!

Rosie bemoans the fact that KSM was kept in captivity for three years, with his "humanity" denied him, treated like an "animal." Poor guy. Perhaps she'd like to offer her hospitality? She could even hire another bodyguard just for him.

That this woman feels more sympathy for a man who has implicated himself in numerous heinous crimes against humanity, a man whose interpretation of his religion means that she would either be hanged or stoned to death just for being who she is, says more about her inability to think and reason than any standardized test could. I no longer question her patriotism, as it's difficult to discuss something that obviously does not exist.

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February 22, 2007

Not Just Another Peace Activist!

Remember the guy in Fredericksburg who tracked down some Republican supporters (whom he didn't even know) and attacked them in their house after getting into an argument? Michelle Malkin has the details you will NOT read anywhere else...because it makes the Left look bad. Turns out that one of those attacked was a member of the College Republicans at the University of Mary Washington, and the attacker, Andrew Stone, gained entrance to this guy's home by pretending to be a military recruiter.

His mother must be proud.

This sort of nonsense has Hollywood written all over it. Stone should be contacted to tell his story of a war protester who was so frustrated he had to try something radical to get his message across. Sean Penn can star. I can see the glint of the Oscar now...

Absolutely pathetic.

Related:

Party of Tolerance Member Not So Tolerant...

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February 20, 2007

Multiculturalism and Liberalism Can Be Dangerous to Children

Right Wing Nation has the horrific details.

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February 13, 2007

Rep. Connie Mack Lets Joe Kennedy Have It

Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) has written a letter to Joe Kennedy regarding his oil "deal with the devil" Hugo Chavez (h/t FOX News):

Dear Congressman Kennedy:

Thank you for your prompt, albeit irrelevant response to my letter yesterday.

My point to you was simple stop airing advertisements that portray Hugo Chavez (a self-avowed Communist who governs the Venezuelan people with the iron fist of a dictator) as a decent man serving a decent purpose.

But since you believe that standing side by side with thugs like Chavez is a sound business practice, perhaps youll be willing to explain to the American people the nature of the relationship between Hugo Chavez and Citizens Energy Corporation.

What, exactly, is the financial arrangement between your organization and Hugo Chavez? How much money is being spent on your pro-Chavez advertising? Why are you using that money to promote the most dangerous man in the Western Hemisphere instead of using it to help improve the lives of the very people you purport to care so much about?

You know as well as I do that Hugo Chavez is destroying hope and opportunity in Venezuela. Hes snuffed out basic freedoms, including the freedom of dissent, speech and press. Hes formed alliances with Cuba, Iran, North Korea and others who seek to destroy the American way of life. Hes engaging in a massive military build-up that far exceeds any legitimate defensive needs, and he has made it clear time and time again that he views America as his enemy.

While you might find redeeming qualities in communist dictators like Hugo Chavez, I assure you, most Americans havent lost their common sense. They know Hugo Chavez. And they know that you should know better.

So I ask you again, why are you allowing yourself to be used as a public relations prop for the Chavez regime? Why wont you stop? And why wont you apologize to the American people for putting your self-interest above all else?

The American people and I anxiously await your answers.

This is a follow-up to another letter Mack sent, which can be viewed on his Web site here.

Bravo, Rep. Mack! But don't expect his actions to receive much play in the press, nor for them to have any effect on Kennedy's relationship with Chavez. After all, Chavez is socializing oil profits (something the left, led by Hillary, wants desperately to do) along with the rest of his country. Besides, Kennedy is just looking out for the little guy and don't you forget it! As Don Feder put it,

If you dare question Joe Kennedys partnership with the man whos turning Venezuela into a police state, you are a heartless plutocrat who doesnt give a damn for the shivering masses. How the scion of one of America's wealthiest families can get away with this shameless class-baiting is a mystery.

By the way, Feder also points out that Kennedy earns $400,000/year from Citizens for Energy. A paltry sum, considering what other libs like Nancy Pelosi make, but juicy enough to the average Joe. Pehaps a little socialization is in order here?

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February 11, 2007

Penn and Teller Take On...Recycling!

Okay, I admit it...we recycle as much as we can at our house. So hubby and I were a bit dismayed to see that the masters of illusion have taken on the real-life illusion that is recycling (although I have heard some of the arguments they use before). Pull up a chair, get ready to plug your ears when you hear bad words, and see what they have to say about recycling and more wool being pulled over our eyes. (h/t: LGF)

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February 07, 2007

Gore: Bush Administration Paying Scientists to Dispute Global Warming

Al Gore has really become unhinged:

During an interview with CNN affiliate Cuatro in Madrid, Gore said, "they've lost the argument and they don't want to stop dumping all this pollution into the Earth's atmosphere. The only thing they have left is cash and now they're offering cash for so-called skeptics who will try to confuse people about what the science really say. But it's unethical because now the time has come when we have to act."

"They" are the Bush administration.

Wow. Gore didn't even have the cojones to say it here in the States, but over in Madrid. He and John Kerry have a lot more in common than just losing the presidency to George Bush, as they both feel the need to say things to embarrass Bush while overseas. By the way, where's his proof? I'd love to see it.

I wonder how Gore got to Madrid? Flying coach like the rest of us? Oar-powered Roman war ship? Floating over on a shrinking iceberg? Nah, I'm sure he flew in a private jet.

Speaking of which, Sean Hannity is looking for pictures of Al Gore either boarding or getting off a private jet. If you have such a gem, head on over to Hannity's website for details on how your photo could be posted for all to see.

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Playing on your fears...

h/t: Cookiewrangler

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February 01, 2007

Gore Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

It looks like Al Gore's bloviating has finally paid off, and he was nominated for the prestigious prize by Norwegian lawmaker Boerge Brende.

"Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore uses his position to get politicians to understand, while Sheila works from the ground up," Brende said.

Sheila is Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who was also nominated by Brende and Heidi Soerensen.

Gore certainly has put climate change on the agenda, but he is unwilling to entertain different theories than the one he puts forth: that man is solely responsible for what he believes is a global catastrophe. Calling anyone with a differing opinion a "global warming denier," Gore's activism seems to be more about controlling the actions of society than saving it. (It doesn't seem to count for him, though...)

And if he's lucky, he'll get rewarded for his efforts. Of course, getting the Nobel Peace Prize wouldn't be nearly as exciting as winning the Oscar for Best Documentary (which is highly likely, given Hollywood's leftist bent). But we must take our excitement where we can...

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Al Gore explains global warming to Futurama's Bender

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January 31, 2007

Say Goodbye, Al!

Those who love Air America will not love this news: Al Franken has announced his last day, February 14.

I guess not even the underhanded accounting at Air America is enough to get Al a paycheck.

For those who will miss him, fear not! Franken is seriously considering a run for the Senate from his home state of Minnesota. Minnesotans saw fit to elect Keith Ellis, so Al may actually have a chance. Just what our Senate needs: another blame America first lib.

As for Air America, the loss of Franken is likely to be a big blow, as he was the most well-known personality on the network. Its final demise is probably only a matter of time.

And if Franken is elected senator, rest assured he will likely push for the Fairness Doctrine as a form of revenge.

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Getting ready to turn off his microphone for good

h/t: Moonbattery

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January 29, 2007

Cuba, the Recycling Paradise

It's so educational to see how journalists are able to make Cuba seem like such a quaint place to live. Take this article from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, for example:

Just about everything in Cuba seems to be re-used. Coffee grounds from the morning brew become fertilizer in gardens. A plastic CD cover doubles as a picture frame. And the cardboard centers from toilet paper rolls serve as hair rollers for women.

Stop at a food stand, and the drinking glasses are cut down Havana Club rum bottles. Buy dessert at a bakery, and flan pudding comes in the base of a soda can. String beans at the farmers market are tied together with a scrap of cloth from old pants.

It's enough to make a Greenpeace member weep with joy.

Cuba's socialist government long has extolled the value of recycling. In 1961, Ernesto "Che" Guevara led a state company to recoup metals and other materials from waste. The objective: to save on imports, boost exports, expand industry and create jobs.

But recycling soared in the 1990s by necessity after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of Soviet subsidies. At the depth of the post-Soviet crisis, some Cubans made stew from the skins of plantains and "steaks" from grapefruit rinds. To this day, plastic bags are routinely washed and hung out to dry.

Quite literally, recycling on this Caribbean island has become an art.

Cuba's socialist government? France and Germany have socialist governments. Cuba has a Communist government and, unlike China, has yet to embrace any kind of capitalist reform. And doesn't Che Guevara sound like a great guy for having started Cuba's recycling program? It almost makes one forget his murderous legacy.

In the beginning of the Sun-Sentinel article linked above, you'll note that the U.S. embargo is blamed for Cuba's woes. What about the trading it does with other countries? Note to author: Communist dictator Fidel Castro's policies are the cause. But people in this country who yearn for the Communist ideal don't like that uncomfortable truth, so it's easier to blame the U.S. for this and many of the world's other problems, rather than take a close look at the real reason.

File this article under journalistic pap.

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...but they have great healthcare, a high literacy rate, and a bang-up recycling program!

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December 21, 2006

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 04, 2006

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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November 29, 2006

Prof: English-Speaking Parasites

Do you hate it when you have to press "1" to hear English options when calling to find out how much you owe on your credit card, etcetera?

If so, you may be a parasite.

At least, that's what Paul Campos, law professor at the University of Colorado, thinks. (You know, the University of Colorado...the exemplary educational system that brought us Ward Churchill.) In an op ed piece in the Rocky Mountain News, Campos gently implies that we should consider being more humble when pressing "1":

Yet the most significant fact to keep in mind about people who speak Spanish in the United States is this: such people are invariably performing useful labor. In fact, it isn't too much of an exaggeration to say that the odds a person does the kind of work that simply has to get done in order to keep civilization afloat go up in direct proportion to the probability that this person speaks Spanish.

Those among us who build the buildings, and cook the food, and clean the bathrooms, and trim the trees, and care for the children - in short, the people who, in Orwell's phrase, "make the wheels go round" - are increasingly the people who press "2" in order to hear their options in Spanish.

Meanwhile, the immense mass of well-paid parasites who infest our fabulously wealthy nation - the financial analysts, the political consultants, the managers of human resources, the vice presidents for West Coast promotion, the producers of television commercials designed to increase the consumption of certain breakfast cereals, and, needless to say, the syndicated newspaper columnists - will continue to become annoyed at the need to press "1."

I wasn't aware that only Spanish-speaking people do the hard work. I'll have to speak to my neighbors, who came here from Brazil and have their own painting business. Perhaps they might appreciate having a number to push for Portuguese. Or the mother of one of my good friends, who came over from Germany many years ago and worked as an aide in a nursing home before retiring. I'm sure she wouldn't mind a German phone menu option. Another good friend of mine came over from India when she was a child. I'll bet her parents would like a chance to press "1" for Hindustani when negotiating modern communications.

As for myself, I certainly wouldn't mind being one of the well-paid parasites that Campos mentions in his piece. (Anyone want to hire me as a political consultant? My prices are very reasonable.) Alas, I'm just your average, middle-class, English-speaking white American who struggles to pay the bills every month, and whose great-grandparents came over from Germany and had to make it without bilingual services.

So when Mr. Campos thinks about those poor workers who have difficulty learning English, perhaps he'll think about the fine people I mentioned above. They seem to be getting along just fine, despite the lack of coddling from the nanny staters.

And yes, it annoys me when I have to press "1". Excuse me while I go glom on to the nearest hardworking Spanish-speaking person I see so I can be that parasite I've always dreamed of being.

(Speaking of well-paid parasites, it would be interesting to find out what Campos makes for working September through May, with a month off at Christmas, a week off in March, all federal holidays, and sabbatical every few years.)

h/t: Moonbattery

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November 20, 2006

I Need A Drink...

to help me get rid of the image that was implanted in my brain after reading this (h/t: Brainster):

Two peace activists have planned a massive anti-war demonstration for the first day of winter.

But they don't want you marching in the streets. They'd much rather you just stay home.

The Global Orgasm for Peace was conceived by Donna Sheehan, 76, and Paul Reffell, 55, whose immodest goal is for everyone in the world to have an orgasm Dec. 22 while focusing on world peace.

"The orgasm gives out an incredible feeling of peace during it and after it," Reffell said Sunday. "Your mind is like a blank. It's like a meditative state. And mass meditations have been shown to make a change."

The couple are no strangers to sex and social activism. Sheehan, no relation to anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, brought together nearly 50 women in 2002 who stripped naked and spelled out the word "Peace."

Have these people not mentally advanced beyond adolescence? The thought of these aged "activists" lying at home and doing the nasty in the name of peace makes me want to puke. Perhaps, if they want to add some celebrity sparkle to their movement, they might consider asking Hugh Hefner to be their spokesman.

And you thought Breasts Not Bombs was bad...

Crossposted to Lifelike Pundits

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Revising a Line from the Dixie Chicks

Just so you know, I'm embarrassed that San Francisco is part of the United States.

Jeff Jacoby writes about the latest reason why.

Will I get plaudits for my bravery? Will left-leaning media fawn over me and put me on the cover of their magazines? Will there be a documentary made about me?

I'm not giving up the day job...

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November 15, 2006

Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel

It's not enough for some to hate Rick Santorum and revel in his Senatorial defeat. Some must also make crude jokes at the expense of his family.

Moonbattery has all of the sad details.

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November 14, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Blind Spot

Rick Richman over at The American Thinker has a must-read review of Jimmy "I Never Met A Terrorist I Didn't Like" Carter's latest attempt at burnishing his presidential legacy entitled Palestine Peace Not Apartheid. Richman notes:

It is not difficult to understand why Democrats wanted the publication of Jimmy Carters slim new book (216 pages of text, large print and no footnotes), with its tendentious title and its superficial analysis, delayed until today, a week after the election. The anti-Israel bias is so clear, the credulous description of Arab positions so cringe-producing, the key facts on which Carter relies so easily refuted by public documents, that the book is an embarrassment to Carter, the Democrats, the presidency and Americans.

Here's one of the more revolting passages Richman cites in his review:

Rosalynn and I met with Yasir Arafat in Gaza City, where he was staying with his wife, Suha, and their little daughter. The baby dressed in a beautiful pink suit, came readily to sit on my lap, where I practiced the same wiles that had been successful with our children and grandchildren. A lot of photographs were taken, and then the photographers asked that Arafat hold his daughter for a while. When he took her, the child screamed loudly and reached out her hands to me

Click here for the whole thing.

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November 13, 2006

What's Up With That?

Crossposted to Lifelike Pundits.

I'm a little confused about a few things these days:

*According to liberals, our soldiers are children. For several years now, we've been hearing about how our children are being sent off to fight George Bush's war. The fact that they have to be of legal age, 18, to voluntarily enlist doesn't seem to enter the equation.

On the other hand, liberals consider children as young as 10 or 12 old enough to not only be having sex, but to get an abortion without parental notification.

Oh, and some people in California thought that a 14-year-old should be given "partial" voting rights in state elections.

*Liberals are staunchly against the death penalty for convicted murderers, saying it is wrong to take life no matter what the reason.

However, liberals consider unrestricted abortion to be a choice, a constitutional right.

*In today's PC speak, it's unconscionable to call someone with a mental handicap retarded.

Calling our military stupid, though, is within accepted limits...especially since The Simpsons have gotten on the bandwagon.

*Any reference to Christianity or Judaism in schools (including silent prayer) is considered a direct violation of the separation of church and state.

Yet in California, courts have okayed a mandatory three-week learning unit in some schools where students must "become" Muslims: adopting Muslim names, praying to Allah, and playing jihadist games.

*Political extremist Ann Coulter is never featured in women's magazines.

But political extremist Eve Ensler, who advocates celebrating one's vagina, often is.

*Colleges and universities claim to be bastions of free speech.

Yet when conservatives are invited to speak, students who disagree with them take to hurling pies (and even violence) in order to quiet views opposed to theirs, and the perpetrators are given a slap on the wrist by university officials.

As Jerry Seinfeld would say, "What's up with that?" If anyone has any answers for me about these conundrums, I'd love to hear them.

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November 01, 2006

Victor Davis Hanson on John Kerry

UPDATE (11:10 am): Michelle Malkin shows us what the tolerant-minded people in the SF-area think about the whole thing. Unsurprising, to be sure.

The ever-erudite Victor Davis Hanson has a few things to say about John Kerry in the light of his latest slur (yes, slur, and although he'd now like us to believe otherwise, it sure seemed intentional) on the intelligence of those who join our military. Here are a couple of remarks that stand out:

Kerry surely must be one of the saddest Democratic liabilities around. Some afterthoughts about his latest gaffe, which is one of those rare glimpses into an entire troubled ideology:

(1) How could John Kerry, born into privilege, and then marrying and divorcing and marrying out of and back into greater inherited wealth, lecture anyone at a city college about the ingredients for success in America? If he were to give personal advice about making it, it would have to be to marry rich women. Nothing he has accomplished as a senator or candidate reveals either much natural intelligence or singular education. Today, Democrats must be wondering why they have embraced an overrated empty suit, and ostracized a real talent like Joe Lieberman.

and

(8) And why is the supposedly lame Bush so careful in speech, and the self-acclaimed geniuses like a Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, or Howard Dean serially spouting ever more stupidities? For all the Democrats' criticism of George Bush, I can't think of a modern President who has so infrequently put his foot in his public mouth, and, by the same token, can't think of any opposition that on the eve of elections seems to have an almost pathological death wish.

Bottom line: John Kerry is indicative of all Democrat/liberal elites. They believe themselves to be above the hoi polloi. While they profess to fight for the common man, they really think the common man needs to be told what to do by them...and they expect endless gratitude on a silver platter. They believe in the nanny state, with them as nannies and the blighted souls they "represent" as the children in the nursery.

Kerry says only what the rest of them think. That's why you aren't hearing any criticism from Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. The silence in the room is louder than any feeble criticism could ever be.

Hat tip: Hugh Hewitt

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October 13, 2006

British Gal Nicked for Being Un-PC in School

Leftwing lunacy has hit a new low:

A teenage schoolgirl [in Worsley, Greater Manchester] was arrested by police for racism after refusing to sit with a group of Asian students because some of them did not speak English.

More:

The teenager had not been in school the day before due to a hospital appointment and had missed the start of a project, so the teacher allocated her a group to sit with.

"She said I had to sit there with five Asian pupils," said Codie yesterday.

"Only one could speak English, so she had to tell that one what to do so she could explain in their language. Then she sat me with them and said 'Discuss'."

According to Codie, the five - four boys and a girl - then began talking in a language she didn't understand, thought to be Urdu, so she went to speak to the teacher.

"I said 'I'm not being funny, but can I change groups because I can't understand them?' But she started shouting and screaming, saying 'It's racist, you're going to get done by the police'."

A week after the incident, young Codie was taken to the police station in Swinton and held for nearly four hours before being released without charge.

She's back in school, but awaiting word from the headmaster on what, if any, disciplinary measures she may face.

I guess English is no longer at home in England.

The moral of this little tale: it's better to fail an assignment than to break the delicate balance that is known as political correctness.

On a tip from Moonbattery.

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Unfortunately, it's not funny anymore

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The Latest in the Air America Saga: Chapter 11

This is the best news I've heard all week:

Air America Radio, a liberal talk and news radio network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a network official told the AP.
The network had denied rumors just a month ago that it would file for bankruptcy, but on Friday Air America said negotiations with a creditor from the company's early days had broken down.

The network will stay on the air while it resolves issues with its creditors, spokeswoman Jaime Horn told the Associated Press. A formal announcement was expected to be made later Friday.

Considering the network's dismal ratings, it's hard to believe it's been around as long as it has. Infusions of cash from a charity for kids and old people obviously weren't enough.

This is not to say that Air America's days are over, but it hardly bodes well for the network. I guess skits that imply the shooting death of a sitting president and a show by Jerry "King of Sleaze" Springer weren't enough to keep audiences listening.

For some reason, liberals can't seem to make talk radio work for them. Could it be because they think they're smarter than their audiences and talk down to them? Could it be because most liberals feel no need to tune into staticky AM radio for leftwing news and opinion because they can get it from a multitude of television and print media outlets? Whatever the reason, it makes libs mad. They feel that their message isn't getting out to the people. (The New York Times, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Time Magazine, Newsweek, et al, are obviously not effective enough.)

Could it be that the medium isn't the problem, but the message that's being sent?

Nah. Couldn't be. With talent like this?
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October 10, 2006

An Early Morning Conversation Between a Liberal and a Conservative

I'd like to relate a conversation I heard this morning on the train between a couple of my acquaintances. (I'm paraphrasing, since I wasn't taking notes, and names have been changed to protect both the innocent and the mentally challenged.)

Man 1: Well, [Joe] should be happy with the nuclear blast in North Korea. It shows the incompetency of the Bush/Cheney administration.

Man 2: Did they do it?

Man 1: What?

Man 2: Did Bush and Cheney actually create the nuclear explosion?

Man 1: No, but it shows that they screwed up. They were busy in Iraq when they should have been taking care of North Korea.

Man 2: Oh, I guess we need a Democrat in office. A Democrat would fix it.

Me (whispering to Man 2): A Democrat gave them the reactor.

Man 2: A Democrat gave them the reactor.

Man 1: ...Did you hear about this story in the midwest...?

What a riot. Faced with the facts, Man 1 decides to change the topic of conversation rather than discuss something that clearly puts his viewpoint in a negative light. (I'd like to point out that Man 1's main source of news is the New York Times.)

I've seen numerous articles online that are now gleefully blaming President Bush for this latest development in one of the world's most unstable governments. However, I'd like to posit that if we had decided to go into North Korea instead of Iraq, the left would have been just as angry about it as they are about Iraq. With Iraq, they wanted us to keep on talking multilaterally. We're doing that with North Korea and now it's not good enough?

It's not about doing what's right. It's about the left opposing a president whom they despise because he's a simple, honest man who publicly declares his faith in God, dares to do what he thinks is right for our country, and doesn't care about the "good opinion" of a handful of nations who would stab us in the back the minute it becomes politically expedient for them (France, anyone?). A man who would rather grub around on his Texas ranch during his vacation time than hang out with Hollywood glitterati or go windsurfing. (No more sleepovers in the Lincoln Bedroom for celebrities is a major infraction.)

And what about the rest of the world? While they're busy wringing their hands, I notice none of them did very much in the years leading up to this mess. When America does nothing we're to blame, and when we do something we're to blame...film at 11.

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Didn't this happen under Clinton's watch?

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October 04, 2006

World Can't Wait's Annual Day of Idiocy

Oh boy, oh boy...get ready for the excitement:

On October 5, people everywhere will walk out of school, take off work, and come to the downtowns & townsquares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to join us - making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"

As Michelle Malkin points out, "Isn't that what elections are for?"

Frankly, this group strikes me as a bunch of crybabies who didn't get their way in 2004, and they're going to throw a tantrum and skip school and/or work. Gee, that'll show 'em! Really stick it to "the man."

This makes me think of the story a lib friend of mine told. Her niece, then a senior in high school, wanted a day off from her job in order to get ready for that milestone moment for many teens -- the prom. Her boss said no; the niece quit in protest, and my lib friend was just as proud as she could be of her little radical. I always wondered what the girl said when applying for another job when asked on the application reason for leaving previous job...

Quitting/calling in sick/cutting class to "make a statement" is just the biggest waste of time. If you want to make a difference, no matter what your ideology, then educate yourself and vote...

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Still whining after all these years...

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October 03, 2006

Nursing The Children on Moonbat Milk

Michelle Malkin shows us a shining example of moonbattery mixed in with a dash of Bush Derangement Syndrome in the LA public schools, proudly published in the teacher's union newspaper.

Here's a sample of fourth grade "poetry":

I worry that one day someone
or a country will try to conquer
America.
That will be the end of the world --
Why?
Because America has
nuclear weapons.

Isn't it precious? Well, little Lucio Bolado might be comforted to know that North Korea and Iran, two very stable and peace-loving countries, are on their way to having nuclear weapons too. Perhaps they will soon teach big, bad America a richly deserved lesson, and little Lucio and his friends won't have to worry about America ending the world.

Just think...your tax dollars at work.

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September 07, 2006

Peace Mom Wishes She Could Go Back in Time and Kill Bush as an Infant

Finally! Your wish has been granted. Cindy Sheehan's book, Peace Mom, is available in less than two weeks:

In the book, which hits bookstores September 19, the antiwar icon admits she has fantasized about going back in time and killing the infant George W. Bush, thereby preventing the Iraq War. In fact, she reveals, her son's death in that war almost drove her to take her own life: "Every night I had to restrain myself from taking my entire bottle of sleeping pills instead of just one."

The peacefulness of this fantasy moves me to my very core.

Others who are on the receiving side of her criticism and who should be shaking in their boots: John McCain, Anderson Cooper, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Stephen Hadley.

This book is destined for the Pulitzer Prize short list.

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Reading this before betime will give you nightmares

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August 28, 2006

Children Who Don't Fit on Either Side of the Gender Line

That's right...did you know that children as young as 4 and 5 can be gender fluid? Head on over to Moonbattery for this latest example of absolute idiocy from our progressive friends on the left.

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August 17, 2006

Jimmy Carter Goes Fishing

No, Carter is not fishing for trout in an idyllic stream near his home. We should be so lucky! He's still fishing for compliments from the world at large, and this time he gets some from Der Spiegel, Germany's foremost "America Sucks" news outlet.

Carter, of course, brings up the usual canards of how President Bush has cut taxes to benefit the rich while the poor suffer and how Bush is breaking down that wall between church and state. He doesn't give specifics, however, telling readers that the details are in his latest book...the fact that most Germans won't bother to read the book and will be getting their information from this publicity stunt disguised as an interview notwithstanding. Of course, the Germans wouldn't find out from the book either that the administration is cutting taxes for those who pay the most of them. And a personal belief in God by the president is obviously a serious disintegration of the separation between church and state. Now you know!

Here's one of the more nauseating passages of the interview:

SPIEGEL: What makes you personally so optimistic about the effectiveness of diplomacy? You are, so to speak, the father of Camp David negotiations.

Carter: When I became president we had had four terrible wars between the Arabs and Israelis (behind us). And I under great difficulty, particularly because Menachim Begin was elected, decided to try negotiation and it worked and we have a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt for 27 years that has never been violated. You never can be certain in advance that negotiations on difficult circumstances will be successful, but you can be certain in advance if you don't negotiate that your problem is going to continue and maybe even get worse.

SPIEGEL: But negotiations failed to prevent the burning of Beirut and bombardment of Haifa.

Carter: I'm distressed. But I think that the proposals that have been made in the last few days by the (Lebanese) Prime Minister (Fuoad) Siniora are quite reasonable. And I think they should declare an immediate cease-fire on both sides, Hezbollah said they would comply, I hope Israel will comply, and then do the long, slow, tedious negotiation that is necessary to stabilize the northern border of Israel completely. There has to be some exchange of prisoners. There have been successful exchanges of prisoners between Israel and the Palestinians in the past and that's something that can be done right now.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Carter blames Israel earlier in the interview (of course!) and thinks that if we all sit down for a cuppa and a nice long chat, we can sort out the differences. What he fails to address, however, is that Hezbollah and the Palestinians don't really want peace: what they want is the total annhialation of Israel. Nothing else will suffice. But his one success (bolstered by the fact that Israel and Egypt at the time were ready for negotiation no matter who brokered it) makes him an expert on every situation in the Middle East.

More:

SPIEGEL: Should there be an international peacekeeping force along the Lebanese-Israeli border?

Carter: Yes.

SPIEGEL: And can you imagine Germans soldiers taking part?

Carter: Yes, I can imagine Germans taking part.

SPIEGEL: ... even with their history?

Carter: Yes. That would be certainly satisfactory to me personally, and I think most people believe that enough time has passed so that historical facts can be ignored.

Because international "peace keeping" forces have been so successful in the past. And the Germans wouldn't take part anyway. They're too busy acting as though they're above the fray. (Here's an interesting bit of German and Muslim history that doesn't get talked about much these days.)

What really sticks out in this interview is how many times Carter refers to how things affect him: he's distressed, he'd be personally gratified, when he was president, blah blah blah.

Reading the whole thing is a great idea if you're dieting...it'll help to keep your appetite at bay.

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Burnishing his reputation...
one interview at a time

Crossposted to Ex-Donkey Blog

UPDATE: Listening to Rush Limbaugh talking about this, and he said the slogan "Death to America!" became a catchphrase in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East during the Iran hostage crisis...which, of course, happened on Carter's watch. Rush says it was inscribed on all government buildings.

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August 14, 2006

Bush Hatred Continues Unabated...

From Cindy Adam's column in the NY Post (link times out tonight) (h/t Kitty):

AFTER this attempt at airlines terrorism out of Britain, one anti-war Dem com mented: "Hoping to kill 3,000 people at one shot? Wouldn't that have been lucky for Bush?"

Yes, President Bush is busy cursing his luck down at his Crawford ranch retreat that this disastrous deed did not take place. In fact, I'll bet he's got Tony Blair on the horn and is asking why British authorities weren't slower in their busting of the plot! Karl Rove is no doubt tearing out what's left of his hair over this latest setback in Bush's attempt to take over the world.

It's not Bush who salivates over these misfortunes, it's the rabid Left. Their obsession with him is really getting out of hand.

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Get a life, please!

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August 09, 2006

The Sum of All Fears

It's been a long time since I've visited HuffPo; the huffing and puffing over there is really more than I can deal with most days. However, via Right Wing Nation, I discovered this post by one of the bloggers there, Greg Glutfeld. Normally he's too full of himself for my taste, but this is definitely worth a read:

You say that the Republicans are fear mongers, what with their inconvenient reminders that terrorism is rampant in the world. But it seems to me that the real fear mongers are on the left, as amply demonstrated here with this list I made after reading a week's worth of Huffposts, all while sitting in my underwear under a sun lamp:

THE HUFFPO LIST OF THINGS TO BE FEARFUL OF!

Fear of a loss of individual liberty in response to the war on terror.
Fear that the paranoia over terrorism will erode everything this country was founded on.
Fear that liberals haven't degraded the education system enough so most people still know that Abraham Lincoln and FDR suspended many liberties to deal with similar crises

Fear of Mel Gibson
Fear that your angry denunciations of Mel Gibson will not detract attention from the rampant anti-semitism found at the Huffington Post.
Fear that Ari Emmanuel's "brave" attack on Mel Gibson said more about Emmanuel's opportunism than any sincere belief.
Fear that Emmanuel's client Michael Moore might be a bigger anti-Semite than Gibson.

Fear of George Bu$H
Fear that Bu$h is to blame for everything
Fear that Bu$h isn't to blame for everything
Fear that if you continue to blame everything on Bu$h, you won't actually figure out who really is to blame for your problems
Fear that your spelling of Bu$h reflects your intellectual prowess, in a nutshell.
And for that, you still blame Bu$h
And your parent$

Fear of Walmart
Fear of people who shop at Walmart
Fear that you might actually save money if you shopped at Walmart
Fear that Walmart has done more to help the poor than any social program ever created by our government.

Fear of all forms of energy except for the ones that don't work
Fear that people will realize the easiest way to cut back on greenhouse gases is to convert to nuclear energy
Fear that your activism will be exposed as a front for your narcissism
Fear that low taxes actually do create prosperous societies
Fear that people will find out what a hypocrite you are because you call for higher taxes while using tax shelters

Fear of mean people
Fear of judgmental people
Fear of appearing narrow-minded
Fear of intolerance
Fear that with your tirades against SUVs, Wal-Mart, meat, cigarettes, guns, whisky, and organized religion, you are the judgmental, intolerant one.

Fear of 3d ultrasounds that show fetal development
Fear that your children won't carry on your failed politics as religion/lifestyle

fear of being judged in the afterlife
fear of being judged in this life
fear of that dark facial freckle
Fear that your new age health practices won't be able to save you from that dark facial freckle

Fear of writers asking for fair compensation given there are ads sold by barry diller on the pages.
Fear that people will notice the contradiction between pushing for higher minimum wages and not paying the writers on your website.
Fear of not being invited to arianna/denton blog loft parties.

Fear of all country singers except for the ones that hate Bush

Fear that Deepak is laughing all the way to the bank

Fear that the exposure that you're being for the 'common man' is a joke considering you go to the only clubs and bars roped off to keep those people out.

Fear that when they take away your anger there will be nothing left.

Fear of free speech when it mocks your beliefs.
Fear of free speech when it speaks back to you.
Fear of free speech when it comes from Christians.
Fear of free speech when it comes from me.
Fear that your definition of free speech - that only you get to be heard-- won't fly with us Wal-mart shoppers.

fear of a police state unless of course it actually is a police state, like, Venezuela

Fear of Hugo Chavez dying
Fear of Castro Dying
Fear of Communism dying

Fear of Israel and their determined desire to blow up terrorists
No fear of Hezbollah and their pleasure in blowing up citizens

Fear of black Republicans
Fear that one day blacks will figure out you're the racist for always treating them like helpless victims instead of responsible individuals.

Fear that your comments are default responses to people who already agree with you

Fear that maybe shame is a good thing

Fear of rightwing "Repuglicans"
Fear of "crackpot Christians"
Fear that these fears do not measure up to the more legitimate fear of crackpot Islamists who blow you up in order to sleep with 72 virgins who are most likely lousy in bed anyway.

Fear of losing the next election
Fear that you'll have to put your support behind a candidate who was already exposed and rejected by the American public.
Fear that it might be Gary Hart.
And he still won't trim his eyebrows

Fear of Big Brother
Fear of group think
Fear that your lockstep obedience to progressive boilerplate is a purer example of subservience than anything you'd ever find in "Repuglican" circles

Fear that people will realize that a record of no terror attacks on the U.S. in five years, and liberating 55 million people in two Muslim nations, is not so bad.

Fear of having to come up with a new dehumanization campaign for the next Republican president.
Fear of not having to come up with dehumanization campaigns for radical islamists, kim jong II, the iranian mullahs and the EU and Russian oligarchs who took oil bribes from Saddam to keep him in power.

Fear that Foucault is not holding up to scrutiny.
Fear that common sense is making a comeback.
Fear that all those colonics did absolutely nothing for you.
Fear that grad school did even less.

Fear of the death penalty actually being a deterrent.

Fear that you'd experience more happiness from a Big Mac than from that bag of overpriced organic produce you bought at Knoll Organic Farms in Brentwood.

Fear of school vouchers
Fear that school vouchers will enable poor minority children to attend your children's private schools

Fear of a Marine knocking on your Prius's window to discuss your bumperstickers.

Fear that your own sense of rebellion is a farce and every opinion you have is safe and only voiced among those who agree with you

Fear of your conscience telling you even though you are supposed to like it, you really think NPR - especially its self serious whispering, wimpy bumper music and simpering anchors -- sucks.

Fear that the right to free speech is being curtailed.
Fear that when you bravely proclaim you're speaking "Truth to power," those who live in countries where the right to speak is truly curtailed are laughing bitterly at you.

Fear that your anti-Americanism is becoming even boring to you.

Fear that you hate the right for the same reason you hate your dad because you know that he is right and that you are a loser and you will always be a loser and that you are sabotaging your life and those of everyone around you because that makes you that angry.

Fear that everyone will notice that other than incessant complaining you haven't come up with a single solution.

Fear of never having a bad thing to say against the real tyrants of the world while having a rich vocabulary against a milquetoast GOP congressman from Georgia.

Fear of someone sitting you down and forcing you to deal with the fact that even if global warming was absolutely manmade and as bad as Gore says it is, that the threat of islamic terrorists getting WMDs and using them is far greater and imminent and requires offering at least moderate allegiance to the current president of the United States and to Tony Blair and Sen. Lieberman.

Fear of people snickering at you when you use the terms 'sustainable' and 'indigenous peoples'.

Fear of Nascar
Fear of Nasa
Fear of Nas (rapper)
Fear of NA (narcotics anonymous)
Fear of N (nitrogen)
Fear of nothingness

Fear that even if the democrats win the 08 election, Europeans will still look down on us and Muslims will still want to kill us.
Fear that capitalism actually works better than any other economic system
Fear that America really is the freest country in the world
Fear that going it alone when you think you're right is more moral than trying to build a coalition with dictators, thieves and cowards.

Fear that this post will be front-paged.
Fear that you'll feel compelled to write a list of my fears as a response to this blog
Fear that I'll want you to do exactly that, because it provides light entertainment for me, personally.
Fear that I love you for that. (it's true!) .
Fear that I have to run!
My soaps are on!

As Rightwing Prof says, read the comments yourself; there's a limit to how much lunacy I can take.

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August 07, 2006

Back By Her Own Demand

You know it's the dog days of summer when Cindy Sheehan heads back to Crawford, TX for another edition of Camp Casey. (No, she hasn't gotten a real job yet.) Apparently she waved her California driver's license and said she wanted to meet with President Bush. "It doesn't say my new address, but I do live here now. My name is Cindy and Bush killed my son." (For those of you behind on your Cindy news, she now owns property in Crawford. Watch for the property values to decline sharply.)

White House press secretary Tony Snow had a great comment about the situation:

"I would advise her to bring water, Gatorade or both," Snow said when asked about Sheehan during a press briefing Friday. "Honestly, when you're talking about the kind of issues that we're talking about, Cindy Sheehan hasn't risen to the level of staff meetings at this point."

I love that man.

For those of you interested in heading down to Camp Casey to bask in the limelight with Mother Sheehan, be aware: Camp Casey has a code of etiquette to be followed. Here are the rules (all typos original, my comments in bold):

1. We will be asking for donations for Meals. Freeloaders strictly prohibited (except for Cindy).

2. We have listed 11pm as quiet time on the Calendar. Light sleepers be forewarned though. Due to the rural nature of Camp Casey many campers snore due to allergies. Our volunteer staff as a rule only gets to relax and enjoy themselves after hours so please repect their right to fun. We suggest you either bring ear plugs or sleep in a hotel or at the Campground at Tonkawa Falls. Be prepared for a bunch of whoopin' and hollerin' in the middle of the night, when most civilized folks are sleeping.

3. When counter protestors come to Camp Casey we encourage you to please do not engage them. We are a peace movement and they are entitled to their opinion as much as we are. If the counter protestors get out of line we will call the local authorities. The only ones who should be getting arrested are Cindy and her inner circle. No one else should merit media attention.

4. Everyone attending Camp Casey is encouraged to pitch in and help. Only those volunterring time will be granted time during open mike sessions. Volunteerism is a cornerstone of Camp Caseys success. And what better way to succeed in life than by harassing the president?

5. Please stop at the Crawford Peace House to check in before heading tp Camp Casey.

6. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs are permitted at Camp Casey or the Crawford Peace House. Of course, what you do on your own time is your own business.

See? It's not all fun and games. Protesting is serious business.

I'm surprised Ned Lamont hasn't made a last-minute appearance before tomorrow's Democrat primary in Connecticut.

UPDATE: My pal Aaron from Lifelike Pundits sent this link to the Cindy Sheehan theme song used by Laura Ingraham.

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Turning it on for the cameras


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August 03, 2006

Blackface is OK...For Some

I have been so busy at work this week that I haven't been able to follow the news as closely as I'd like. However, this merits my (belated) attention.

Leftwinger Jane Hamsher, someone intimately involved with Greenwich millionaire Ned Lamont's senate bid against Joe Lieberman, posted a Photoshop of Lieberman in blackface on Huffington Post. The weasel Lamont is now backpedaling as quickly as he can, despite his sucking up to lefty blogs since the beginning of his campaign.

Michelle Malkin has extensive details here and here and here.

Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters notes that there was no notice of the event on the morning news shows. I've been listening to the radio and have heard nothing of this. The first I knew of it was from visiting Malkin's site today.

I have, however, heard plenty about Mel Gibson's drunk driving/Jew bashing brouhaha within the past week.

Gibson was drunk. He was driving. He made inflammatory comments. He has been raked over the coals in the press and he has apologized profusely. He has also been charged with DUI. He's in the hot seat, and he'll just have to wait it out.

It's interesting to note how the Gibson episode received international attention, while the Lieberman-in-blackface made barely a ripple. Two points: leftists have rejected Lieberman, a Democrat who supports our actions in Iraq and elsewhere in our efforts to stamp out Islamofascism, and therefore any ridicule of him is considered acceptable; Gibson is an unapologetic Catholic who not only dared to make a movie about Christ that wasn't derogatory toward Christianity, but actually made boatloads of money off of it.

I don't even pretend to understand the use of the blackface by someone affiliated with a group that prides itself on its "support" of blacks and other minorities, other than to point out the blatant hypocrisy it represents.

Here it is:

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It's just a little something to think about the next time you hear leftists shouting about racism and bigotry running rampant on the right.

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June 30, 2006

Why Is It Always Bush's Fault?

I am waiting for the moonbats to start saying that the terrible flooding going on in upstate New York and parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland is the fault of President Bush. After all, Katrina was his fault...why not the torrential rains that have caused states of emergency this past week?

This rant was triggered by a conversation I just had with a co-worker. He said he was recently on an Amtrak train that was delayed for 10 hours due to a track problem (I looked online for a story about it but was unable to find it). When I commented that perhaps if Amtrak were to be privatized and taken out of the hands of the government it might become a better-run system, he said, "I heard Bush owns Amtrak."

Uh huh.

I am tired of people hating a president so much that they will blame him for anything, including weather-related tragedy and government entities that existed well before his presidency. Dislike his policies, dislike the man. But don't blame him for things that are not under his direct control. This kind of lunacy is counterproductive.

Amtrak ought to be privatized. So should state-run train lines like Metro North, New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad. Commuters like me pay big bucks and are often treated to dirty cars with no lights, no air conditioning or heat (depending on the season), and disgusting lavatories. Private industry depends on consumers being happy with the product and aim to please. State-run industry knows it will get its money no matter what, and so doesn't have to go that extra mile. (Example: when was the last time someone at the DMV or post office made your visit a pleasant experience?)

Thanks...end rant.

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June 28, 2006

Cindy's Last Supper

Like the religious reference? It comes right from her letter on Michael Moore's website:

Dear Friends,
GSFP and Code Pink are sponsoring a hunger strike for peace which begins July 04, called Troops Home Fast Some of us like Dick Gregory and Diane Wilson will be fasting until the troops come home from Iraq, and some, like me, will be fasting for a specified time. My fast will begin on 7/04 and end on the last day of Camp Casey: 09/02.

We are announcing the fast from Washington, DC on 07/04 and having our last supper on 07/03 in Lafayette Park.

If you can join us in DC on the 3rd and 4th, or fast in solidarity with us on that day, or any other time, please let me know.

Also, Jodie Evans is throwing me a birthday party at Bus Boys and poets on the 3rd of July from 9pm to 11pm....our last food will be before midnight that day....please come to my party, if you can!!!

Love and peace soon,
Cindy

You do notice at the top of the letter that Cindy will only be fasting for a "specified time." She must keep her strength! After all, how long would the "peace movement" last without Mother Sheehan at the helm?

Still, it'll be worth it if she can get that muffin top under control. Then, the next time she's manhandled by the cops, the rest of us won't have to suffer as much when we see the photos.

A couple of her minions will supposedly be fasting until the troops come home. What a great reason to stay in Iraq for a while longer!

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June 26, 2006

Monday Moonbattery

Is there a full moon coming up soon? The news from the left seems to be getting loonier all the time:

Valley of the Wolves, the anti-American film that Turkish filmgoers ate up earlier this year, makes its stateside debut at a Muslim film festival in that moonbat haven, San Francisco. How fitting that it should first be seen in America in a city that, if it could, would probably secede.

Jack Murtha is taking advantage of his newfound popularity, and now says that the U.S. is the biggest threat to world peace. He continues to prattle on about the (as yet unproven) coverup in Haditha, the event that got him national recognition, and was quoted as saying, "[The United States] became the target when Abu Ghraib came along." Of course, the fact that the unpatriotic MSM and unpatriotic Dems (yes, I said it!) pushed that envelope as far as it could had nothing to do with Abu Ghraib becoming a firestorm...

Finally, Michelle Malkin has more info on why the NYT decided to out the (up until now) successful bank transaction tracking program that has helped our government agencies find terrorists. In a nutshell? The NYT has appointed itself as a public watchdog in "knowing what the government is up to." Hey, if the government is doing something right as far as keeping terrorist attacks from our shores, I really don't want to know how they're doing it.

But the people at the NYT are like the sycophantic humans on the old V miniseries from the '80s: when aliens come to Earth "in peace." Despite proof that these aliens are really on Earth to steal its water supply, these suck-ups would rather continue to fawn at the aliens' feet in order to save their own skins. Hmmm...

My question is: if the NYT is watching the government, who is watching the NYT?

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June 22, 2006

Yawn...Another "Bush Sucks" Protest

I posted on Cindy Sheehan's presence in Austria yesterday, but wanted to say a bit more about it. Not so much about the so-called "peace mom," but about the silly student protesters who showed up at the Cindy Sheehan road show.

About 350 students gathered at the Westbahnhof train station and set off on foot to a church square not far from the former imperial Hofburg Palace, where Bush was meeting with top European Union officials. No violence was reported.

Led by U.S. "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan who lost her son in Iraq and energized the anti-war movement last summer with her monthlong protest outside Bush's Texas ranch students waved black flags, blew whistles, banged on drums and shouted, "Hey, ho, Bush has got to go!"

Others carried banners that read, "World's No. 1 Terrorist," and signs that included slogans such as "Mass murderer," "Islam is not the enemy" and "Against war and capitalism."

"Bush should at least see that this is real, that people will protest," said demonstrator Darko Martinovikc, 20. "But in the end I don't think it will help much."

Yes, Bush the mass murderer. It's funny that there weren't signs with Saddam Hussein's face on them that said "mass murderer." Or how about al Zarqawi, who must be toasting comfortably right now? Didn't he murder innocent people in the name of Islam? I'd say that makes Islam the enemy.

But I really chuckle over the comment by Darko Martinovikc. Did he think President Bush had not seen real protests before? Did he think that perhaps this time, Bush would see him and his pals and say, "You know? They're right! I'm going to resign right now." Perhaps this sort of tactic would have worked with John Kerry if he had been elected and did something unpopular with Europeans (although I doubt that would have happened in the first place...we know how much he values European opinion).

As it happens, George Bush is the president of the United States, not Austria or any other wussy European nation. A bunch of wet-behind-the-ears Austrian students aren't going to make him change his mind about what is right for the course of America or what he thinks is true aid to a country that needed it.

They should stick to important things in Austria, like taking Arnold Schwarzenegger's name off of stadiums because he also went against popular Austrian opinion.

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June 21, 2006

Send ABC Your Global Warming Horror Story!

Ready for fame and fortune? ABC News is looking for your global warming horror story!

We want to hear and see your stories. Have you noticed changes in your own backyard or hometown? The differences can be large or small — altered blooming schedules, unusual animals that have arrived in your community, higher water levels encroaching on your property.

Here's my horror story: witnessing the rise in visibility of Al Gore. Seeing him on a daily basis gives me nightmares!

Think ABC will interview me?

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June 13, 2006

Rove Won't Be Indicted; Whiners Unite

Yep. Karl Rove won't be indicted in Plamegate, and the left is having a fit.

Gary over at Ex-Donkey Blog has posted some choice moonbat reaction from the Democratic Underground. Check it out!

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May 30, 2006

Al Gore's Mea Culpa

In order to make his message about upcoming global disaster more appealing, Al Gore said his lack of communication skills added to the problem:

"I will own up to shortcomings in my ability to communicate," said Mr Gore, who ran against President Bush in 2000.

"But I'm not through with this yet and I am devoting myself to it".

The left loves apologies. Bill Clinton was always apologizing to the world for pretty much anything and everything that happened on his watch (or not), even if it wasn't his fault. I guess Gore did learn something from him after all.

During the speech, Gore claimed to be carbon neutral. The folks from from the Competetive Exchange Institute (CEI) don't seem to think he is. That whole "change the way you live thing" must just be for you and me. After all, traveling around the world by clipper ship and wagon train isn't exactly comfortable and convenient enough for someone of Gore's stature.

Couldn't he just videoconference his appearances? Well, probably not...he wouldn't get paid as much.

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You won't be seeing Al Gore in one of these any time soon

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May 24, 2006

PC Goes to the Next Level in Michigan Schools

Things are going too far:

In perhaps a well-intentioned, but pernicious example of political correctness, the Michigan Department of Education is attempting to ban the "America" and "American" from our public schools. Even though the word "America" appears in the department's own civics and government benchmarks, the department's style protocol for the Michigan Education Assessment Program requires that "America" and "Americans" be expunged from our testing and grade level expectations. Last week, the department ordered that our hard-working teachers not utter the words.

Why?

The Department of Education asserts that "Americans" includes Mexicans, Canadians and others in the Western Hemisphere, so referring to U.S. residents as Americans is inappropriate. In the department's view, "America" happens to include South, Central and North America. Accordingly, when referring to the colonial period, the state bureaucracy requires teachers to refer to "the colonies of North America" or "North Americans." After the American Revolution, the nation is called the United States (not of America).

Last I heard, Canadians would rather wither away and die before being referred to as Americans. (Heck, those who sneak over from Mexico don't even want to be Americans, even while working here and accepting free education and medical care). How about all of the other citizens from around the world who call people from the United States "Americans"? How does the Michigan school system plan to educate them regarding the appropriate term?

This is absolute garbage. Banning the terms America and Americans from usage in Michigan schools isn't educational, nor does it make a heck of a lot of sense. When people worldwide hear the word America, they don't think of Mexico, Canada, or any of the Central American or South American countries. They think of the United States of AMERICA -- where millions of people have come throughout our nearly 300-year history in search of a better life. And even if citizens from other countries don't like us, they still think of us as Americans...perhaps with the qualifier "ugly" in front of it.

But what else can one expect from a public school system that has been hijacked by PC moonbats who seem to be more concerned with nitpicky phrasing than actually improving educational standards?

And what about national pride? Oh right, I forgot. National pride is not allowed in the PC universe.

I wonder how long it will take for other school systems around the country to adopt this policy?

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May 22, 2006

Jean Rohe: Moonbat in the Making

Pat over at Brainster has a great post about the girl who spearheaded the student protest over John McCain's commencement address at New School.

I agree: she's a moron, and so are the students who joined in her little publicity stunt. The whole thing is remeniscent of a bunch of three-year-olds throwing a tantrum because they didn't get cookies when they demanded them.

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May 15, 2006

Free Speech Threatened in Boulder

Here's hoping Matt Parker and Trey Stone give this one the treatment it deserves on South Park:

Tuesday, the Boulder City Council will take up the matter of allocating public funding for a "hate hotline," which would give residents an opportunity to report incidents in which Boulderites use tactless language.

The ACLU is concerned, of course. But not for the reason you might think.

"Our concern - and there are many - is that there is no confidentiality, no legal confidentiality," explains Judd Golden, chairman of the Boulder American Civil Liberties Union, which has not yet taken an official position on the hate-line. "So it's potentially chilling if people think they are providing this information in confidence and then that information were provided to the government or the government sought access to it. That would chill free speech."

He's worried about the government getting access to the information being called in? What about the fact that the information is being called in at all? Apparently there's no intent for the hate line to forward the complaints to the police or the city council any time soon, but frankly, I have no faith in that. Simply instituting the line is the first step. I can just hear the hate line folks voicing their concerns and sooner than you can make that racial slur, the cops will be beating down your door.

So what the heck is this phone line supposed to do? Will it make the callers feel good knowing they can complain to someone about some dumb blonde joke someone told by the office coffee pot?

Unbelievable.

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May 08, 2006

Cindy Sheehan: Our Number One Deserter

Since no one in the U.S. wants to listen to her anymore, Cindy Sheehan has taken her sideshow on the road to Canada, where she is urging our northern neighbors to take in deserters from the U.S. armed forces.

OTTAWA -- Canadian soldiers have no business being in Afghanistan and their presence there merely enables the United States to carry on its "illegal and immoral" war in Iraq, prominent U.S. anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said yesterday.

"I believe my country shouldn't be in Afghanistan anyway," Ms. Sheehan said at a news conference on Parliament Hill. "It's never about spreading freedom or democracy or making the world safe, it's about lining the war profiteers' pockets."

While lambasting President George W. Bush and the U.S. government for the Iraq war, Ms. Sheehan also fired broadsides at the UN-backed international mission in Afghanistan.

"My country supported Osama bin Laden in the fight against Russia," she said. "And now they go in and tear down that country. It's back in the hands of the drug lords, it's producing more opium than ever, and it's not safe. There's not any rebuilding going on, because it's being occupied by occupying forces."

Canada's deployment of 2,300 soldiers to Afghanistan simply "frees up more soldiers to be in Iraq," Ms. Sheehan said.

Ms. Sheehan and Canadian activists from the Council of Canadians and the War Resisters Support Campaign also called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to "open the border" to U.S. military deserters.

"I believe our war resisters are legitimate refugees," Ms. Sheehan said.

Ms. Sheehan, whose son, Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq in April, 2004, gained prominence last year when she camped for days outside Mr. Bush's Crawford, Tex., ranch, demanding answers for the war.

Yesterday, she added her fame to the so-far unsuccessful efforts of Canadian peace activists to persuade the federal government to grant refugee claims by U.S. military deserters who don't want to serve in Iraq.

Last month, the Federal Court of Canada ruled against two U.S. Army deserters who had appealed for refugee status in Canada on the grounds that they might be jailed if they return to the United States.

The court ruled that prosecution in U.S. courts does not amount to persecution. Immigration and Refugee Board decisions had earlier rejected requests for political asylum from Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey.

Speaking alongside Ms. Sheehan at yesterday's media briefing, War Resisters organizer Michelle Robidoux said about 20 more soldiers have since fled to Canada. "We estimate there may be several hundred more who are living clandestinely in Canada," she said. "This is an echo of what happened during the Vietnam War."

The activists conceded that current war resisters are different from those in the Vietnam era because they volunteered to serve, rather than being drafted.

However, Ms. Sheehan said, the soldiers are within their rights to desert because many are "lied to" by U.S. military recruiters who tell them they won't have to fight in Iraq. "My son was an honourable, honest person lied to by his recruiter," she said.

Those who sign up for today's Army or any other branch of the military sign a contract to serve for a specific amount of time. If a war should crop up in that time, soldiers are contractually bound to go to the war zone if assigned. Period.

If you join up thinking it's an easy way to get money for college or skills that can transfer directly to the job market once you're out, then you shouldn't sign up at all. If war doesn't crop up, you get lucky. If it does, then the military has every right to expect you to go where they send you. There's no such thing as a free lunch.

Cindy Sheehan is the world's biggest hypocrite, as her son re-enlisted, knowing he could be sent to Iraq. We'll never know what he'd think of his mother's demands for deserters to be allowed into Canada...but based on his actions prior to his death, I don't think he'd be thrilled.

Maybe Cindy will fall in love with Canada and stay there herself. After all, isn't she a deserter in spirit?

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April 21, 2006

Liberalism Defined

According to Rachel Marsden, the EU wants to redefine the term "Islamic terrorism" to:

"Terrorists who abusively invoke Islam." According to the EU Observer, other terms under review include "jihad," "Islamist," and "fundamentalist."

Marsden has come up with her own definitions of liberal terminologies. You'll love 'em!

One of my favorites:

Environmentalists: Celebrities who brag about their environmentally friendly hybrid cars while tooling around the world in gas-guzzling private jets. Liberals who can't afford a car also use this label so they don't appear pathetic to friends.

Hat tip: GD

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April 19, 2006

How Sorry Is She?

Michelle Malkin reports that the NKU professor who encouraged students to join her in pulling down an anti-abortion/pro-life display of crosses (a display sanctioned by NKU) has now apologized...sort of. In an interview with a local television station, Professor Sally Jacobsen had this to say:

"I deeply regret my impulsive action in dismantling that display."

and

"I really love NKU and care very much about my students and don't want them to be harmed. It was a mistake of judgment for me to invite my students to participate in that action. At this point, I really want the university to be able to defuse the firestorm of attention around this."

I guess I'm a skeptic, but I have a feeling her being sorry has more to do with the fact that the university actually took action and suspended her, rather than using the old "academic freedom" tack that we've come to expect from our institutes of higher education of late.

There is still the possibility of charges being brought against Jacobsen by the group that sponsored the display (which has been restored). It's not certain if the students who participated will face charges. Frankly, I'd like for them to receive some sort of punishment, even just community service of some sort. They need to realize that their actions have consequences. Hiding behind the "she said we should do it" excuse might hold for young children, but college students should be a little more responsible.

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April 17, 2006

Freedom of Expression for All but Conservatives

Three cheers for our universities! Now not even librarians can recommend conservative tomes for fear of being investigated on trumped up charges of sexual harassment:

Scott Savage is a reference librarian at OSU Mansfield and a member of the school’s First Year Reading Experience Committee. After suggesting that students read “The Marketing of Evil” by David Kupelian, “The Professors” by David Horowitz, “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis” by Bat Ye’or, and “It Takes a Family” by Sen. Rick Santorum, Savage was put under “investigation.”

The Alliance Defense Fund reports that three professors filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against Savage because the list of books he suggested made them feel “unsafe.”

Unsafe? A book list made these professors, these enlightened educators who are supposed to be champions of learning and freedom of expression, feel unsafe?

The only thing unsafe about the books suggested is the fact that the students who read them might get a different point of view than the professors want them to. And we certainly can't have anything but groupthink happening on our campuses today.

This bit is on the university's website:

“…we celebrate and learn from our diversity and we value individual differences. Academic freedom is defended within an environment of civility, tolerance, and mutual respect.”

This is quite obviously a load of BS so that parents feel good about sending their kids there.

Why bother with a sexual harassment investigation? It's so time consuming, and probably costs the university money that would be better spent erecting a monument to Karl Marx. Why not just gather all the conservative books in the library and have a good old fashioned, jolly book burning? (I'll bring the marshmallows.)

At least that would be an honest way of dealing with the situation.

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How our universities deal with conservative thought

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Neil Young Produces Anti-Bush Album

Talk about taking hatred of President Bush to the extreme: Neil Young, aging hippie and poster boy for the self-absorbed baby boomer generation, has produced an entire album aimed at bashing Bush and the war in Iraq.

"I just finished a new record - a power trio with trumpet and 100 voices," the 60-year-old says in a ticker-tape message posted at the bottom of his official website. "Metal folk protest? It's called Living with the War."

Further details about the album came from Jonathan Demme, the film maker who produced the recently released documentary Heart of Gold about the singer-songwriter. "Neil just finished writing and recording - with no warning - a new album called Living With War," he told the music magazine Harp by e-mail. "It all happened in three days ... It is a brilliant electric assault, accompanied by a 100-voice choir, on Bush and the war in Iraq ... Truly mind blowing. Will be in stores soon."

That's a really great trick: being able to use the present to live in the past. Pass the bong and rally round the peace sign as we declare war on authority!

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April 07, 2006

Global Warming Gets the Shaft

It seems that despite the drum beating by Al Gore and his celebrity pals, Americans don't see global warming as an imminent threat.

Contrary to what one might expect, Gallup found that while public concern is higher than in 2004, they are "no higher than it has been at several points in the past." In fact, Americans are more worried about water pollution, air pollution, and toxic waste than global warming.

I think people are more scared of the messenger than the message:

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April 06, 2006

America as a Nightmare

Want an idea of what German high schoolers are learning about America and Americans in general? Read the article from Die Welt, posted at Davids Medienkritik.

My favorite part is about the New American Dream Career game. What fun!

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Not Fonda Jane?

Jane Fonda haters in the NYC area, take note:

Hanoi Jane will be signing copies of her book, My Life So Far, at Posman Books in Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday, April 18 from 12-2 p.m.

How do I know? There's a big sign in Posman Books' window advertising the event.

/public service announcement

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March 22, 2006

Charlie Sheen: The Nut Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Martin Sheen must be very proud of son Charlie, who has gotten on the 9/11 conspiracy bandwagon. (cue circus music)

Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.

Charlie Sheen is highly credible? Since when does being an actor (and a marginal one at that) and a drug addict (oh sorry, he’s in “recovery”) make one credible with regard to national and world affairs?

"It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75% of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions.”

More:

"It feels like from the people I talk to in and around my circles, it seems like the worm is turning."

People he talks to in and around his circles. That says it all right there. The Hollywood left. And that’s not the worm turning, it’s my stomach.

"I was up early and we were gonna do a pre-shoot on Spin City, the show I used to do, I was watching the news and the north tower was burning. I saw the south tower hit live, that famous wide shot where it disappears behind the building and then we see the tremendous fireball."

"There was a feeling, it just didn't look any commercial jetliner I've flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother 'call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition'?"

Sheen said that most people's gut instinct, that the buildings had been deliberately imploded, was washed away by the incessant flood of the official version of events from day one.

I guess this photo must have been faked. I guess those who live in a fake world like Hollywood tend to think that everything is subject to whitewash and fabrication.

Sheen lets his “I Hate President Bush” bias show quite clearly here.

By remaining at a location where it was publicly known the President would be before 9/11, he was not only putting his own life in danger, but the lives of hundreds of schoolchildren. That is unless the government knew for sure what the targets were beforehand and that President Bush wasn't one of them.

"It seems to me that upon the revelation of that news that the secret service would grab the President as if he was on fire and remove him from that room," said Sheen.

The question of how Bush saw the first plane hit the north tower, when no live footage of that incident was carried, an assertion that Bush repeated twice, was also put under the spotlight.

"I guess one of the perks of being President is that you get access to TV channels that don't exist in the known universe," said Sheen.

"It might lead you to believe that he'd seen similar images in some type of rehearsal as it were, I don't know."

Yes. The U.S. government blew up the World Trade center. The government killed nearly 3,000 innocent people. Why? Who knows? Oh wait, I know…so we could start a war about oil. It sure sounds like a movie that Charlie Sheen might want to star in.

Sheen said that "September 11 wasn't the Zapruder film, it was the Zapruder film festival," and that the inquiry had to be, "headed, if this is possible, by some neutral investigative committee. What if we used retired political foreign nationals? What if we used experts that don't have any ties whatsoever to this administration?"

"It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims. We owe it to everybody's life who was drastically altered, horrifically that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened."

I have to say that Charlie Sheen rivals Michael Moore with this conspiracy theory. He offers no reason why the government might want to do something like this. I guess we just need to take him at his word. After all, he did star in “Platoon,” so he kind of knows about military stuff, right? Question for him: if the government really did blow up the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11, do you think you would still be around after giving this interview? A government that plots to kill nearly 3,000 people would not think twice about quietly detaining a two-bit actor and making him disappear, never to be seen again. Check out the antics of Stalin and Hitler if you want to know how that works.

That anyone would take this guy seriously is a very disturbing sign of the times. We owe it to the victims of 9/11 and their families to blow this kind of idiocy out of the water. If you want to see a government brutalizing its citizens in action, read this story about North Korea and its policy of killing babies born with defects shortly after birth.

I’m sure, though, that Sheen doesn’t have much to say about that...mainly because anything anti-Bush gets more press. Hey, he has his career to think about!

ThirdWaveDave has more. Michelle Malkin says Sheen's ex Denise Richards was right to dump him, and Moonbattery wonders how WWII America would have dealt with this nutjob.

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March 21, 2006

First He's Stupid, Then He's Evil, Now He's...Manly?

We've heard all sorts of reasons why President Bush is a lousy president. Among them are: he's evil (a la Adolf Hitler) and stupid (primates are considered to be his betters). Now, Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post has come up with something new: he's too manly.

The undisputed manliness of the Bush White House stands in contrast to its predecessors and wannabes. If Republicans are the Daddy Party and Democrats the Mommy Party, the Clinton White House often operated like Mansfield's vision of an estrogen-fueled kaffeeklatsch: indecisive and undisciplined. (Okay, there were some unfortunate, testosterone-filled moments, too.) Bill Clinton's would-be successor, Al Gore, was mocked for enlisting Naomi Wolf to help him emerge as an alpha male; after that, French-speaking John Kerry had to give up windsurfing and don hunting gear to prove he was a real man. And Bush's father, of course, had to battle the Wimp Factor. Mansfield recalls Thatcher's manly admonition to 41 on the eve of the Persian Gulf War: "Don't go wobbly on me, George."

No wimpiness worries now. This is an administration headed by a cowboy boot-wearing brush-clearer, backstopped by a quail-shooting fly fisherman comfortable with long stretches of manly silence -- very "Brokeback Mountain," except this crowd considers itself too manly for such PC Hollywood fare. "I would be glad to talk about ranchin', but I haven't seen the movie," Bush told a questioner.

So now man bashing, which has become quite popular in the last decade or so (for example, my e-mail is constantly being bombarded with "men are stupid" jokes), has become fair game when discussing Bush administration foreign policy.

I am somewhat surprised that Marcus would take this tack, considering her view of the Larry Summers vs. feminists at Harvard flap.

Is it so heretical, though, so irredeemably oafish, to consider whether gender differences also play some role? As the daughter of two scientists and the mother of two daughters, I think not. After all, scientists are reporting day by day about their breakthroughs in understanding the genetic basis of diseases or personality traits. Brain studies of men and women show that the two genders use different parts of their brain to process language. (Men tend to be left-siders, women both-lobers.)

If Marcus thinks biology might be a reasonable explanation for why fewer women choose scientific careers, why does she seem to think manliness is suddenly such a bad thing? After all, isn't manliness the result of thousands of years of biological evolution?

Denigrating the president's manliness may score Marcus brownie points with the left -- after all, don't many of them think that men should be emasculated so that men and women can finally be "equal"? -- but it does nothing to further debate. According to Marcus, "the swaggering dismissal of dissenting views as the carping of those not on the team" is part and parcel of her proof that manliness is at the root of a war she disagrees with.

That's not proof, it's namecalling. Something the left and its MSM cheerleaders have become quite good at, since it gets more press than nonexistent alternatives from the Democrats.

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March 13, 2006

There's a Full Moon Coming Tomorrow!

How do I know? The moonbats are out in force:

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Al Bore in Florida: "I truly believe that American democracy faces a time of challenge and trials that are more serious than we have ever faced," Gore said. He pointed to the current White House, backed by a Republican Congress, which allows the government to eavesdrop on anyone's home, "sneak and peek," without a warrant. "It sounds so strange, doesn't it, so contrary to the Constitution?"

The good news, however, is that "America is waking up to their game, to what they are all about," Gore said. Although he was addressing a Democratic rally, he said, "Much more is required, much more than partisanship."

If that's true, then we need someone other than Al "I Wuz Robbed" Gore on the case.

At Harvard, that bastion of balanced learning, students turned on lefty John Kerry:

Anti-war protesters amassed at the Kennedy School of Government on Friday, when 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass) spoke with former Senator Max Cleland and a group of veterans to a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

While Kerry came to Harvard for the premiere of “Hidden Wounds,” a documentary on veterans of the war in Iraq suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the event took a political turn as several dozen protesters gathered together at 79 JFK Street.

“Bush Lied. Kerry Complied. Bring the troops home now,” they chanted outside the Kennedy School.

The protest was sponsored by the organizations Not One More (NOM) and Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) as part of their continued effort to provoke a withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

One man, who was sitting inside the forum, called out to Kerry after the documentary.

“Stop this war, John, grow some b*lls” the man said. “You can do something, John.”

From presidential nominee to chopped liver. That's quite a feat! Good thing he has all that ketchup available to mask the nasty aftertaste.

And Kos is thrilled that he constantly backs losers (hat tip: Brainster):

Backing the underdog means you will lose more often than not. Backing outside-the-establishment candidates mean we have to build momentum over time. Good thing for the modern conservative movement that they didn't pack it in after Barry Goldwater got crushed. They knew they were in it for the long haul, unlike the bitter, obsolete crew over at New Republic, cursing that newfangled people-powered media that has stripped them of whatever ill-gotten influence they used to wield.

Kos calling the New Republic bitter? Hello pot? Kettle here.

Oh, and Barbra Streisand has come out with another "I'm proud to be outspoken on politics" bit:

I have said in the past that I believe art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, to engage in a constant search for the truth. In spite of the many films that get released every year that aim to just entertain or break box office records, the industry has also produced films that tackle controversial social and political issues. This year alone, Best Picture nominees such as "Munich" and "Good Night and Good Luck" had strong political messages. And in the past, Hollywood films have inspired a discourse and a healthy exchange of ideas that is normally not a part of the American conversation. "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "In the Heat of the Night," "The Color Purple," and "Crash" all dealt candidly with issues of race. "The Pianist" and "Schindler's List" tackled anti-Semitism and the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. "Coming Home" and "Born on the Fourth of July" showed America the harsh realities of war. We reflected on issues of poverty with "The Grapes of Wrath" and provided the world with an honest depiction of a gay man's reality when diagnosed with the AIDS virus in "Philadelphia." Considering the incredible breadth of Hollywood's movie making history, the list can go on and on.

Members of the Hollywood community should not be apologetic, but proud - proud to have provoked conversations, proud to have challenged ignorance and proud to have helped shape our history for the better.

Gee, a tear just came to my eye. Not because of what Barbra said, but because there aren't any misspelled words in her post (the whole of which you can read here.) You CAN teach an old dog new tricks. What was that sound I just heard? Oh, it was Barbra's shoulder dislocating from all that patting herself on the back.

Finally, George Clooney actually makes some sense:

Clooney exhorts the lily-livered Dems to stop being cowards and put some steel in their spines.

"It's not merely our right to question our government, it's our duty. Whatever the consequences," he lectures.

"We can't demand freedom of speech, then turn around and say, 'But please don't say bad things about us.' You gotta be a grownup and take your hits."

Like I said, there's a full moon out tomorrow night. Beware!

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March 08, 2006

Leftwing Hypocrisy

Who said the following:

"We should replace our dependence on foreign oil, not by drilling in the priceless Arctic National Wildlife Refugee in Alaska, but by investing in clean energy."

If you guessed Teddy Kennedy, you'd be right. Now, guess who's tried to kill the wind farm off of Cape Cod?

Our pal in the Senate, Teddy Kennedy. Read about it here. You'll also find out about a few more hypocrites on the left. Who knew?

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February 27, 2006

Cindy Sheehan in Germany: A Counterprotest

Yesterday I posted about Cindy Sheehan's upcoming visit to Germany, where she will be the centerpiece of a protest designed to "support" those soldiers recuperating at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Now comes news of a counterprotest:

RAMSTEIN, Germany — Efforts are under way to stage a counterprotest to Cindy Sheehan’s planned March 11 demonstration outside Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Ramstein Air Base.

Sheehan, who is the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq and who protested the war last summer outside President Bush’s Texas ranch, is scheduled to participate in a daylong war protest.

Stefan Prystawik, a German writer in Bonn, is working to stage a counterprotest. On his Web site, at www.stefan-prystawik.de, Prystawik characterizes Sheehan as “the great-great grandmother of all Bush haters.”

Sheehan’s planned protest is highly inappropriate, and her complaints are “very much an internal U.S. matter,” Prystawik said.

“First of all, it’s completely inappropriate to instrumentalize the troops here particularly, and above all, those who have suffered severe injuries and are at the hospital,” he said. “They are coming here with an attitude to deliberately demoralize troops who just got back or are going to go back [to Iraq].”

Well done.

Hat tip: GD

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February 26, 2006

An International Embarrassment

That's what Cindy Sheehan has become. Last month she traveled to Venezuela to cozy up to Dictator -- er, President Hugo Chavez. In March, shortly before the concert she's promoting to bring the troops home, she'll be traveling to Germany. My comments are in brackets.

RAMSTEIN, Germany — Cindy Sheehan, mother of a soldier killed in Iraq and the woman who protested the war last summer outside President Bush’s Texas ranch, is scheduled to bring her anti-war message to U.S. military installations in Germany next month.

“[We’ve already heard] that Cindy Sheehan is like Hanoi Jane [Fonda] coming here,” said Elsa Rassbach, an event organizer with American Voices Abroad, which is supporting Sheehan’s trip.

But, she said, “We’re here to just democratically talk about U.S. policy.” [Translation: talk about how U.S. policy sucks without listening to other viewpoints. Isn't democracy grand?]

More:

On March 11, protesters plan to walk from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to a parking lot just outside Ramstein Air Base, where Sheehan will be at a “camp,” paying tribute to those who have died in the Iraq war. [We support the dead soldiers, not the live ones.]

“Cindy will be with us at Camp Casey Landstuhl/Ramstein to call attention to the fact that Germany is Europe’s logistical hub for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and others threatening Iran and the Middle East,” according to an event flier. “Germany has the power to stop the further use of U.S. bases in Germany for illegal wars and criminal methods of warfare — the power and the right to just say no!” [Fine. I say pull them all out now and let the Germans fend for themselves. They've let us know in no uncertain terms what they think of us. Why waste our time and energy there?]

Organizers are hoping to erect the camp — known as Camp Casey for Sheehan’s son — in a parking lot outside Ramstein Air Base’s west gate. The parking lot is under German jurisdiction, said Erin Zagursky, an Air Force spokeswoman at the base. Protest organizers are meeting with city officials in Ramstein and Landstuhl to gain permission for their event.

Sheehan’s goals are to bring the troops home and have peace on earth, she said in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes. [Peace on earth? Tell that to the likes of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is hoping to fulfill his first campaign promise of wiping Israel off the face of the map. Oh wait, Israel doesn't count.]

Her son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, 24, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. Sheehan said in an e-mail she was too busy for a phone interview with Stars and Stripes. [Too busy to talk to a publication that speaks to the very people she claims to represent?]

“I don’t know anything about the visit,” she wrote. “It is being arranged by some people in Germany.” [Talk about an overwhelming sense of self-importance. Has she hired a personal assistant yet, like other famous celebs?]

With the Kaiserslautern military community home to more than 50,000 Americans with military ties, Sheehan could face a rough welcome. When asked for comment Wednesday on Sheehan’s upcoming visit, several soldiers in Kaiserslautern asked if they could be quoted anonymously.

One soldier, who recently returned from Iraq, did give his name but didn’t have much to say about Sheehan.

“Anything I would have to say about her, you couldn’t print,” Army Staff Sgt. Mark Genthner said. [I'm sure Sheehan's supporters wouldn't argue with that kind of "self censorship."]

Beginning March 9, Sheehan’s European visit will take her to Frankfurt, Aachen, Landstuhl and Ramstein in Germany. On March 13, Sheehan is scheduled to have a news conference in Paris, and the following day will address the European Union parliament in Strasbourg, France. [Do you think when she was a child, Cindy dreamt of traveling on someone else's dime to bash America in front of a bunch of Amerca-loathing European politicians? Most girls dream of being princesses and riding unicorns.]

Read the rest of the Stars and Stripes article here. And how much do you want to bet the anti-American German press will just eat this up? An actual American going to Germany to publicly reaffirm what Germans already know: Compared to Germany and the rest of Europe, Americans are a bunch of colonial yahoos who are on the bottom of the moral and cultural totem pole of the world.

How tiresome.

Hat tip: Medienkritik


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February 23, 2006

Cindystock

OK, I stole the name from Thirdwavedave, but it was simply better than anything I could come up with. Here's the scoop:

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and REM frontman Michael Stipe will headline a New York concert to urge the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

The concert, dubbed "Bring 'Em Home Now!" will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 20, the 3rd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Rufus Wainwright and Bright Eyes will also perform, it was announced Wednesday.

Ugh, just when you thought it was safe to pay attention to national affairs again.

Perhaps instead of calling it "Bring 'Em Home Now!" they should call it "Crash and Burn," considering Cindy Sheehan's marketability of late...

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February 21, 2006

Bill Clinton Tops 'em Again

If you have been outraged by comments from Al Gore and Jimmy Carter these last couple of weeks, you obviously haven't seen what Bill Clinton is up to:

ISLAMABAD: Former US president Bill Clinton on Friday condemned the publication of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) caricatures by European newspapers and urged countries concerned to convict the publishers.

Talking to reporters after meeting Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in Islamabad, Clinton said he disagreed with the caricatures and that the publication was against religious and ethical norms. Clinton said he had no objection to peaceful demonstrations being held worldwide, but this was not the time for violence. He said it was the time to promote inter-faith harmony and stand together on the issue.

He said the people’s religious convictions should be respected at all costs and the media should be disallowed to play with the religious sentiments of other faiths. He said the media could criticise any issue including governments and people, but nobody had the right to play with the sentiments of other faiths.

I'm sure he also means that the newspapers in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries that regularly run anti-Semitic and anti-Christian cartoons and propaganda should be prosecuted. He must also mean that prominent papers like the New York Times, which have run pictures of Piss Christ and the Madonna covered in elephant dung should be prosecuted, as those images were offensive to Christians in America, right?

Wrong.

Clinton is obviously kissing up to folks in the Middle East. Why? Well, it's been rumored that he wants to become Secretary-General of the UN when Kofi Anaan steps down. This is called "having one's ducks in a row." He's probably not too concerned about what Americans think, because the Americans who support him also support the UN. The rest of us can just go suck eggs. As for the Danes, I guess he figures there are less of them than Muslims, so why worry about them?

Un****ing believable. This man thinks more of himself than the damage he is doing to the free world. And I'm not just talking about America. I'm talking about everywhere else too.

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February 19, 2006

Alec Baldwin is Insane

That's right. Send a star-studded straightjacket over to Baldwin's Hollywood pad...he is certifiably nuts. Here's his "blog entry" over at HuffPo:

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So, I suppose the question is...what kind of civil trial will we see, or not see, between Cheney and Whittington? Whittington is certainly no stranger to a court room and to civil litigation. Will Cheney pay him off, preemptively? Will they go to court? I would imagine if a guy with a few beers in him shoots you in the face on a hunting trip, how could you turn down that opportunity?

What would Cheney do about the whole secrecy thing then? I mean, this is the guy that sicced Enron on Gray Davis and the state of California to embarrass Davis, trigger the recall and then watched Arnold Schwarzenegger become governor of California. (To this day, perhaps, still the low point in American political life.) Then Cheney covered it up.

Cheney's the guy who told Libby to out Valerie Plame. The rumor I heard is that someone yelled, "Look out! Shooter!" and Cheney thought he said Scooter and fired in that general direction.

Cheney is a terrorist. He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately. Who ever thought Harry Whittington would be the answer to America's prayers. Finally, someone who might get that lying, thieving Cheney into a courtroom to answer some direct questions.

Baldwin is fast becoming the left's poster boy for crazy conspiracy theories, even outpacing the once unbeatable Michael Moore. If you'll read the comments at the bottom of the post (I'm sure Baldwin himself will never read them), you'll note that many of the commenters say things like, "Cheney will pay him off privately" and "Cheney will use his power to stay out of court." There are more voices of reason than I thought, however:

How about this Alec:

IT WAS A F***ING ACCIDENT.

Deal...

and:

Hey, Alec. Why don't you threaten to leave the country until Cheney is dragged into court? Oh, wait a minute. You already famously threatened to leave the country when Bush was elected. But you never keep your word.

For the record, I can't stand Cheney and I believe, along with most of the readers of this post, that he and the Bushies are destroying this country. However, our cause is not helped by Hollywood actors who run their mouths and then don't have the conviction to follow up on their public promises. It results in a loss of credibility, not only to you, but to the cause you are advocating. Please abstain from dabbling in politics, Mr. Baldwin. Leave it to stars like George Clooney who actually back up their words with actions.

Hmm. Not sure what George Clooney has actually done other than make conspiracy theory movies that put America in a bad light and make public comments about how patriotic he is, but I don't recall him threatening to leave the country. That ought to count for something, I guess.

My personal favorite:

Why haven't you left the country yet? Is this all you can bring to the table for discussion....this story is OVER! How about we chat about Al Gore's latest speech....or what's NOT being done by the UN around the world, or the corruption at the UN....there is so much to talk about, and yet you can't tear yourself away from the Cheney story - it's OVER you stupid liberal!!!

And, Alec, if there was a civil trial, it would pertain only to the events surrounding the shooting. Not Plamegate, Enron, or anything else you are demanding answers about.

I'd advise him to stick to acting, but plum roles have been pretty slim of late...

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February 13, 2006

Valley of the Wolves: A Hit in Turkey

What a surprise! The anti-American movie Valley of the Wolves, starring American has-beens Gary Busey and Billy Zane, is hot tamales in Turkey.

At one of Istanbul's biggest multiplex cinemas the blockbuster is showing on five separate screens and nearly all the seats are sold out. It's the same story across the country.

"I'm back to see it for the second time already," says one student, waiting impatiently outside Screen 10.

"It is anti-American, but we already know what they've done in Iraq. That's the reality. Now we can see it on screen."

Hooray! They can now see on screen what's really happening in Iraq. According to the movie, that's American soldiers having a shootout at a wedding party and bombing a mosque full of worshippers. And the doctor, played by Busey, sells organs harvested from Iraqis to Britain and America.

I can hardly wait until they release it stateside. Definitely a "full popcorn tub" feature.

This quote from a moviegoer kind of sums up the experience:

"If I see an American when I get out of here I feel like taking a hood and putting it over their head."

I'll bet when it premiers here, Air America will give away tickets. Hey, they need a gimmick to keep their paltry listenership, right?

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Billy Zane and Gary Busey: Patriots dedicated to the bottom line.

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February 09, 2006

Child Rape Idiocy at Huffpo

I guess teenage boys having sex with adult women shouldn't be considered taboo, especially if the woman is a former model, and giving the woman jail time is as bad as going to war. All in a day's work over at Huffpo. Go to Brainster for details.

Moronic.

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February 01, 2006

Your 15 Minutes are Up...Go Home Already!

Of course I'm talking about Cindy Sheehan, who was arrested last night as she sat in the gallery waiting for the State of the Union address.

Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who reinvigorated the anti-war movement, was arrested and removed from the House gallery Tuesday night just before President Bush's State of the Union address, a police spokeswoman said.

Sheehan, who was invited to attend the speech by Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D- Calif., was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. The charge was later changed to unlawful conduct, Schneider said. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Sheehan was taken in handcuffs from the Capitol to police headquarters a few blocks away. Her case was processed as Bush spoke.

And she didn't get a chance to model the anti-war T-shirt that she had donned especially for the occasion. She must be crushed.

Actually, what really must have gotten her goat was what happened -- or rather what didn't happen -- during the demonstration that got her arrested.

Sheehan, wrapped in a bright pink scarf against the cold, protested outside the White House with a handful of others before heading to the Capitol Tuesday evening. There were no cameras around, but the small band faced the executive mansion and repeatedly shouted, "You're evicted! Get out of our house!"

Only a few folks showed up to protest and no one took pictures. After being feted by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela last week, it must have been heartbreaking to come home and find out you're staler than yesterday's bread.

Ah, the ups and downs of celebrity.

Correction: The way the above article was written confused me. She WAS arrested for the t-shirt, not for the earlier demonstration. My apologies.

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January 28, 2006

Sheehan for Senate?

CindySheehan.jpgCindy Sheehan must be getting desperate for attention. She's visiting Venezuela and has only praise Communist "presidente" Hugo Chavez. Now, while there, she says she's considering a run for Senate against California's Dianne Feinstein (D).

"She voted for the war. She continues to vote for the funding. She won't call for an immediate withdrawal of the troops."

Anyone who has been paying attention to politics in the last three years knows that Feinstein is hardly "pro-Iraq." Her campaign manager says she has decided that as long as we're there, she should support funding for troops and that an immediate withdrawal would be a mistake. She's grudgingly doing the right thing.

"If I decided to run, I would have no illusions of winning, but it would bring attention to all the peace candidates in the country."

No, it would be a circus centered around Sheehan. But Sheehan seems to enjoy a carnival atmosphere, so obviously that wouldn't be a problem for her.

What Cindy Sheehan either can't or won't understand is that peace won't happen if we simply pull out our soldiers bring them home for good. The Islamofascists won't say, "Gee, they went home, let's just forget the whole thing." They will see a pullout as a sign of weakness and will continue their assault on not only Iraq, but Israel and Western countries--including America. Think about it: these are people who take innocent civilians hostage and threaten to savagely kill them if their demands are not met (and they have followed through more times than I care to remember).

They are in this to win, to spread Islamic theocracies and Sharia law. They don't accept compromise. In their eyes it's either win or be defeated. There is no middle ground.

I'm not sure if Sheehan would win. If she lived in any other state but California, I would simply laugh, but California is a hotbed of leftist sympathizers. If she were able to raise enough money, who knows? Dianne Feinstein in the Senate is bad news, but Cindy Sheehan in the Senate would be absolutely scary.

Further reading: The Real Roots of Islamic Extremism by Stephen Schwartz for FrontPage Magazine.

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January 20, 2006

Moore Bloviating

Michael Moore's love affair with Canada has suffered a severe setback. Why? It looks like they might vote a Conservative majority into office. Not one to take this with his mouth shut, he has chosen to write an open letter to the good folks in the Great White North to let them know of his displeasure.

These are no ordinary times, and as you go to the polls on Monday, you do so while a man running the nation to the south of you is hoping you can lend him a hand by picking Stephen Harper because he's a man who shares his world view. Do you want to help George Bush by turning Canada into his latest conquest? Is that how you want millions of us down here to see you from now on? The next notch in the cowboy belt? C'mon, where's your Canadian pride? I mean, if you're going to reduce Canada to a cheap download of Bush & Co., then at least don't surrender so easily. Can't you wait until he threatens to bomb Regina? Make him work for it, for Pete's sake.

The next notch in the cowboy belt. Whoo-ee, that's reeeally funny. As if Canadians really care what Americans think. Let them elect their own leaders. I don't appreciate them sticking their noses into our elections; the least we can do is return the favor. Am I saying this because a Conservative government might be voted in? Not really. I can like or dislike whom Canadians elect all I want, but it's really none of my affair, and so I don't take it upon myself to "tell them" whom they should vote for.

Read the whole "letter" if you feel like losing your appetite for lunch. Michael Moore thinks President Bush is an embarrassment to America, but he should take a look in the mirror to see who the real embarrassment is.

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MY Son Couldn't Have Done That

Taliban Johnny's father has finally broken his silence and is begging President Bush to reduce the 20-year sentence imposed on him.

"In simple terms, this is the story of a decent and honorable young man embarked on a spiritual quest," said Frank Lindh, swallowing back tears at times during a speech at the Commonwealth Club, a nonprofit organization.

A spiritual quest? Maybe. But it was a spiritual quest that went bad. Had John Walker Lindh been a little more vigilant in his studies of Islam before he headed over to Afghanistan, perhaps he wouldn't be sitting in a jail cell right now.

Most spiritual quests involve becoming spiritual, not joining an army. If he wanted spiritualism, he could have become a devotee of Kabbalah like Madonna and Britney Spears. After all, the worst thing to come out of that is pricey water and bracelets.

Lindh claimed he loves America and would never do anything against his country. However, the judge at his sentencing made an interesting observation.

[U.S. District Judge T.S.] Ellis also noted that Walker Lindh volunteered to join the Taliban fighters, then couldn't leave because he feared for his own life after the United States entered the war in Afghanistan, but he did nothing to warn the United States about future al Qaeda terror attacks planned after September 11.

"You were willing to give your life for the Taliban but not for your country," he said.

Frank Lindh is trying to protect his son, and that is a natural thing. However, his son was an adult when he made his choices, no matter how stupid or misguided. And when we make bad choices in life, we have to suffer the consequences. He was a part of the Taliban when the U.S. declared war on them and now he's in prison for the part he played in that debacle.

See you in 2022.

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January 18, 2006

Capital Punishment and Useful Idiots

Right Wing Prof over at Right Wing Nation has a great post regarding the death penalty and those who oppose it.

We're a nation of fools. Mike Farrell, Sean Penn, Babs Streisand and the Save Tookie squad, James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Tipper Gore and the porn is evil squad, all of them fall for this crap because it's what they want to hear. Dobson wants to hear that porn made Ted do it because he's on a crusade and that will further his agenda; Whoopie Goldberg wants to hear what a saint Tookie had become because she's on a crusade and that will further her agenda. All gullible fools — willingly gullible.

Read the whole thing.

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January 09, 2006

Babs Doesn't Get It...And Never Will

Barbra Streisand is living proof that you don't have to have brains to be rich and famous. Her latest "statement" on her website is vomitworthy in its recycling of old rhetoric about why we should never have gone into Iraq and why we should get out. Check out this bit:

The result of the December election has plunged Iraq into political turmoil. Preliminary results showed the advancement of the United Iraqi Coalition, supported by the Shiite religious figure Ayatullah Ali al-Seistani. Days after the election, Sunni Arab leaders had angrily rejected early election results, saying that the vote has been fixed to favor the Shiite majority party. Sunni Arab politicians have threatened to boycott the political process altogether, which would be a serious set back for the Bush Administration.

The hypocrisy here is simply stunning. Does Ms. Streisand not remember how the Democrats (she being one of their biggest supporters) wailed and howled after the 2000 presidential election, claiming President Bush had stolen it? Five years later they are still kvetching. I should think Streisand would be proud of those dissenting Iraqis, seeing as they are taking a page out of the Dems' playbook.

Babs is missing the big point here: The fact that there was an election and that people who are unhappy with its results are not afraid to complain is the biggest news since sliced bread. Would Babbsy rather go back to the days when Saddam Hussein was "elected" president with 100% of the vote, and if anyone said "boo" he'd be thrown in a plastic shredder feet first?

As Laura Ingraham so aptly puts it, "Shut up and sing!"

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January 02, 2006

Lest We Forget...

After reading this story regarding the ACLU's plan to have citizens videotape police officers in St. Louis (trying to catch them in the act of violating civil rights), all I can say is that we should remember the ACLU's roots.

Here's the philosophy of the ACLU's founder, Roger Baldwin:

I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.

Aaron over at Lifelike Pundits posted something about the ACLU yesterday...check it out.

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December 28, 2005

Gun Violence in Canada is U.S.'s Fault

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Blaming your own problems on the U.S. has become a popular pastime in other countries. Now Canada has come up with a doozy:

TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- Canadian officials, seeking to make sense of another fatal shooting in what has been a record year for gun-related deaths, said Tuesday that along with a host of social ills, part of the problem stemmed from what they said was the United States exporting its violence.

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"It's a sign that the lack of gun laws in the U.S. is allowing guns to flood across the border that are literally being used to kill people in the streets of Toronto," [Toronto Mayor David] Miller said.

Miller said Toronto, a city of nearly three million, is still very safe compared to most American cities, but the illegal flow of weapons from the United States is causing the noticeable rise in gun violence.

"The U.S. is exporting its problem of violence to the streets of Toronto," he said.

Lack of gun laws? We have gun laws. Unfortunately, there are criminals who flaunt our laws. Illegal flow of weapons from the U.S.? If Canadian criminals didn't want them, our criminals wouldn't be able to sell them.

Fortunately, there is a voice of reason from the Great White North:

John Thompson, a security analyst with the Toronto-based Mackenzie Institute, says the number of guns smuggled from the United States is a problem, but that Canada has a gang problem -- not a gun problem -- and that Canada should stop pointing the finger at the United States.

"It's a cop out. It's an easy way of looking at one symptom rather than addressing a whole disease," Thompson said.

Yep. It's a whole lot easier to blame the big, bad United States than to look at the real reason for the problem. Let's get one thing straight: I am not advocating the flow of illegal arms across our borders, no matter what the direction. What I dislike is one, the knee-jerk finger pointing at the U.S. and two, the fact that politicos seem to forget that for a gun to kill someone, another person has to be pulling the trigger.

In other words, it's a people problem, not a gun problem. Obviously there are criminals in Canada who have decided that they'll use guns. If they didn't get them from their criminal pals to the south, they'd find another way to get them.

Blaming us for your issues isn't going to solve them, Paul Martin and David Miller. Once you figure that out, you might have a chance of actually finding a way to combat these thugs.

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Phil over at Camp Katrina weighs in...

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December 27, 2005

Grassroots Politics According to the AP

The Good Lieutenant over at Mein Blogovault takes on this AP article that discusses "grass roots politics" via the Internet. If you scan the article, you might notice that it only discusses left-leaning, Democrat-supporting activists.

Surprise!

From the Good Lieutenant:

A particularly revelatory (and humorous) quote form the piece is spake thus by the story's obigatory Democrat commentator:

"At a time when we are craving community and meaning in our lives, people are using these technologies to find others with the same complaints and organize them," he said. "They don't have to just sit in a coffee shop and gripe about politics. They can change politics."

He makes several assumptions here that are humorous to me. First, I would like to know why he assumes that we are all craving "community and meaning in our lives" in the context of liberal political websites - it is the activists on these sites who are craving community and meaning. The rest of us simply go about our lives. He also reinforces the traditional stereotype of liberals - they whine about everything. He is basically admitting that the sites are little more than ways for like-minded whiners to get together and whine loudly. They don't actually do anything about their percieved slights -they just get together, submit press releases to news outlets and whine about whatever irks them at that moment. The third and perhaps most humorous assumption is that we are all sitting around in coffee houses discussing politics. Sorry, but America is not Seattle. Average Americans are not sitting around in coffee houses - they are working and earning their collective living while the whining hippie-retreads are sitting around in the coffee houses discussing "politics" - all the while doing absolutely nothing.

I couldn't have said it better myself. Note to my readers: I am not sitting in a Starbucks using their free Internet; I'm at home waiting for my dinner to finish cooking after a long day at work.

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December 22, 2005

Bashing Bush's iPod: Nothing Better to Do?

My pal Chris over at Lucky Dawg News caught Andrew Shaw of the UK's "Bush Sucks" Daily Mirror in a ridiculous lie. Apparently, President Bush, in a recent interview with FOX News' Brit Hume, discussed the music he has on his iPod. Shaw was indignant that Bush not only got Don McLean's first name wrong (he said Dan), but dared to "namedrop" by mentioning U2's Bono.

Here's the lie:

"Mr Bush also shamelessly namedropped when he revealed he had got his iPod from U2 singer Bono. Asked by a TV crew which artists he had stored in the gadget, he started reeling off names."

I have the video of the exchange and Bush didn't get his iPod from U2 singer Bono. Here's what Bush really said, "Bono came in and dropped his new iPod on me." He then compared the popular iPod Nano from U2's lead singer to the older one he carries. "This is a clunker compared to the newer version," he said.

My gosh, have the Bush bashers really got nothing better to do than to criticize the President for bringing up his discussion with Bono on TV and for saying "Dan" instead of "Don"? Not only that, but he lied about something so petty that it's not even worth the paper it's printed on. Bill Clinton's schmoozing with celebrities during his eight years in the Oval Office was legendary, so what's the big deal here?

As Chris says,

I'm sure the President focuses on more important things than song trivia. That's why he's the leader of the free World and Andrew Shaw writes for a 2 bit rag in a country that bows down to incestuous looking birth defects they like to call 'royalty'. Of course our little Bush hater use this inconsequential gaffe to segue into the leftist myth that Bush is a drooling idiot.

No kidding.

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December 14, 2005

On the Convenient Quotings of Scripture

Head on over to Brainster for an interesting example of the Bible and its teachings as prescriptive to society, but not individuals.

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December 07, 2005

"Silent Night" Becomes "Cold in the Night"

Banning Christmas songs from school concerts is annoying enough. What's worse is when the songs are changed to reflect stringent PC requirements. Here's what students in Dodgeville, Wisconsin will be singing to the tune of Silent Night:

Cold in the night, no one in sight,
winter winds whirl and bite, how I wish
I were happy and warm, safe with my
family out of the storm.

Perhaps we'll soon be hearing the same kind of arguments being made in Australia by The Forum on Australia's Islamic Relations, who find Christmas politically incorrect, and want the word Christmas eliminated--replaced by a word like "festive" instead.

If that's the case, I want Ramadan to be changed to "Month of Denying Oneself Nourishment."

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December 06, 2005

Can We Question Their Patriotism NOW? PLEASE?

Yegads, the new lows the radical leftwingers will sink to. Michelle Malkin tells us about a card that wounded soldier Joshua Sparling received while in Walter Reed Hospital in D.C.

The text on the handmade card reads:

Dear Soldier,
Have a great time in the war, and have a great time dieing (sic) in the war.
From Miguel
P.S. D.I.E.

Thanks to reader PCWhoopass for the tip.

If you want to send a card to counteract this crap, here's the address:

Joshua Sparling
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Michelle's post has other information if you'd like to send a card to other soldiers as well.

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December 02, 2005

Farrell vs. Sliwa on Tookie

I was at my mom's tonight. Just before my leaving, she was watching Scarborough Country on MSNBC, and called me in to see Mike Farrell and Curtis Sliwa talking about the possibility--or not--of Stanley Tookie Williams having his death sentence commuted to life imprisonment.

I only caught the end of the segment, but it was enough to entertain me. Farrell was blabbering on about how Tookie has redeemed himself and become a role model for our youth. He also mentioned how a belief in religion and faith should play a role in how we treat prisoners who have been convicted of murder. (Funny how religion is brought up when it's for a cause near and dear to the left's heart.)

The whole time Mike Farrell was speaking from his location (I presume California), Curtis Sliwa was grimacing and squirming in his seat in NYC. His disdain for Farrell's point of view was evident before he even opened his mouth. When he did, he brought up an interesting point. He wondered why, amidst all of the talk about Tookie's life as a model prisoner and the fact that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he (Sliwa) is unable to find the names of the four people Tookie was convicted of murdering. (Tookie, you may remember, is a co-founder of the Crips.)

Think about it: so many people are talking about the fate of Tookie. What about the fate of his victims, not to mention their families and friends? As Sliwa put it, the victims are "out of sight, out of mind." Is their fate unimportant?

To use a British phrase, what a load of bollocks.

On a related note, check out this link about a Tookie Teach-In (teach-ins are usually a load of bollocks too), where one student thought Tookie is only taking the high road now in order to get out of what the student calls a "bad situation."

The funniest bit here is when Stefanie Faucher, the woman praising Tookie to the heavens, had this to say about Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Then Johnson asked Faucher, "Does Arnold even have his citizenship?"

"No," Faucher replied. "He doesn't."

"How can he be our governor then?" she asked.

Faucher took a step back and reconsidered. "I don't actually know if he's gotten his citizenship," she conceded. She looked to the other adults for help. There were no takers.

And we're supposed to take her and her position seriously?

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November 28, 2005

Ted Rall's Gall

The disgusting drawing you'll see by clicking here at Michelle Malkin's blog is by that radical leftwing darling Ted Rall, a man who calls himself a cartoonist. For more on Rall's political views (or is that "spews"?), see Discover the Network.

What a pathetic little parasite.

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November 27, 2005

Sheehan: Only the Lonely...

Heh...this was welcome news upon my return:

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Photographs published by wire services including the Associated Press and Reuters depict a lonely "Peace Mom" in a virtually empty tent awaiting those seeking her autograph on her new book, "Not One More Mother's Child."

The Washington Post reported the scene this way: "Sheehan found herself addressing a crowd of only about 100 on Saturday afternoon. The large tent where supporters had erected a stage hung with the banner 'Speak Truth to Power' was only partially full. Earlier, Sheehan signed copies of her new book for an even smaller crowd."

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"What if Cindy had a book signing and no one came?" asks one poster in an online messageboard. "Well we know what happened. No one cares about her but the press. Cindy is finished."

"Frankly I'm amazed the DNC/AP allowed these photos to see the light of day," writes another. "Usually their photogs do their (unlevel) best to angle their cameras and crop their pictures to make Mother Sheehan always appear to be at the center of a worshipful swarm. I'm afraid someone is going to be in hot water for letting us glimpse the truth."

Here are a couple of theories, and I think they both come into play here: one, people are simply sick of this woman using her son's unfortunate death to spread her "America sucks" message. Two, on this Thanksgiving weekend, most of us were spending the weekend with family and friends, giving thanks for what we have. It's too bad Cindy seems to have forgotten what she still has--her health and the rest of her family come to mind. But perhaps she's alienated too many family members? Maybe hanging out in a tent in Crawford was a better choice than having a Swanson dinner alone in front of the TV set...

I'd call Cindy "Con-dy" except for the fact that some people would think I was running down Condi Rice. In any case, Sheehan's next stop is probably one of those reality shows for has-beens, such as Britain's "I'm a Celebrity--Get Me Out of Here." But will she go home and pay attention to the rest of the family she seems to have forgotten? Don't bet the farm yet.

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November 22, 2005

Michael Moore: America's New Energy Source

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Michael Moore should be designated as America's new energy source, because the hot gases blowing forth from his piehole seem to be unlimited in quantity.

This past weekend, Moore was given an award...and not just any award (click below to read more).

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November 21, 2005

LaShaun Fossett's Ass of the Day

Click here. (Actually, he posted this yesterday, but I only just read it.)

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November 20, 2005

Just In Time for Holiday Shopping!

What a great gift to give the moonbats on your Christmas list:

Now [Cindy Sheehan's] journal entries are in her book, "Not One More Mother's Child," to be released Wednesday. The paperback also contains some of her speeches to peace groups earlier this year, letters to politicians and writings since leaving Crawford.

The book is filled with priceless observations like the following:

"The Camp Casey movement will not die until we have a genuine accounting of the truth and until our troops are brought home," she wrote. "Get used to it, George. We are not going away."

Of course she's not going away. She has books to sell!

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November 15, 2005

All Aboard the SF Moonbat Trolley

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From Newmax's The Left Coast Report (sent via e-mail; will be archived here soon):

Once you've disarmed honest citizens and evicted the military, what do you do for an encore?

Well, one San Francisco supervisor thinks you try going after the host of the #1 cable show in America.

Three days after the election, San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly told a CBS television affiliate that he planned on introducing a resolution demanding that Fox News executives fire Bill O'Reilly.

What had O'Reilly done to put the supervisor in such a snit? He expressed his outrage at the city's proposition to ban public schools from allowing military recruiters from public school campuses.

On his radio show, O'Reilly suggested that San Francisco should not get any federal funds. "If al-Qaida comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it," said O'Reilly.

"We're going to say [to the terrorists], 'Look, every other place in America is off-limits to you, except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower, go ahead,'" said "The Factor" host.

"I was outraged," Daly huffed. "To green-light terrorist attacks and violence shows a lot of hate, not a lot of humanity. It's un-American."

I'll tell you what's un-American: sponsoring a proposition (that looney voters passed) violating a bonafide Second Amendment right to legally bear arms. (This right is actually in the Constitution, unlike SF Mayor Gavin Newsom's contention that free wireless Internet access is a fundamental right.)

Of course, they also don't want any military recruiting in SF either, nor do they want military ships in their harbor, even those that are no longer active and will serve as a memorial only. What happens when policies such as these are questioned or criticized? The old un-American slur gets trotted out.

Instead of trying to get Bill O'Reilly fired (which would have happened a million times over already if everyone who was offended by him had their way) and calling him un-American, why doesn't Chris Daly rebut what O'Reilly was saying with facts? That San Francisco is actually a better, safer place to live without the right to own a gun legally and with a ban on military recruiting?

Right. That's what I thought. And if, God forbid, there is a crisis requiring military intervention in San Francisco, I predict there's going to be plenty of yelling and finger pointing if the troops don't arrive within nanoseconds. (Did I offend by saying God and San Franciso in the same sentence?)

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November 14, 2005

Michael Newdow is At It Again!

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Stop the ACLU has a post on the latest Newdow lunacy--his intent to file suit to have the motto "In God We Trust" removed from federal currency. Jay says:

It wasn’t enough to take God out of the pledge of Alligience. This man thinks his views trump all. He goes and creates a phony Church so he can claim religious persecution. He is truly a joke, but one we should all take serious (sic.), because he is doing tremendous damage to our Nation’s heritage. The attempt to erase and rewrite history is succeeding in America. The secular cleansing is approved of by the activist Courts. This is bound to go all the way to the Supreme Court. Let’s hope the new make up of the Court slaps this idiot back down where he belongs. Church of True Science…give me a break. What's next, the Declaration of Independence being unconstitutional? Perhaps they will give him a file so he can start removing the references himself, one coin at at time.

As my friend Rachel wondered, "Why do we allow idiots like this to get this far?"

This one's going to be big, folks. Don't you doubt it for a moment.

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Al Gore Finally Loses It

gore_speech.jpgWell that's it, folks. Send the men with the little white coats right on over to Al Gore's house because he could use a little rest at Shady Acres. In spite of his new business venture, Gore still thinks the environment is his key to greatness.

The refusal of the US and Australia to sign the Kyoto pact that Gore helped draft clearly annoys the former US vice-president. He draws parallels between those who dispute global warming, and its investment implications, with Neville Chamberlain and others who wanted to appease the Nazis before World War II.

Why is it that when the left wants to make a point that they compare anyone who disagrees with them to the Nazis? Not only is it incorrect most of the time, but it's such a tired cliche that even if it were true, it loses any meaning that it might have once had.

Winston Churchill warned in the 1930s that a storm was gathering and democratic nations would be forced to "sip from the bitter cup" until they reasserted their moral authority.

"The time of half-measure has passed. We are entering a period of consequences," says Gore, quoting Churchill.

Al Gore quoting Winston Churchill is like Paris Hilton quoting Shakespeare--it doesn't quite work.

"What changed in the US with hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences and that bitter cup will be offered to us again and again until we exert our moral authority and respond appropriately," he says. "I don't want to diminish the threat of terrorism at all, it is extremely serious, but on a long-term global basis, global warming is the most serious problem we are facing."

What exactly does he mean by the term moral authority? It's not clear, but it's one of those feel-good terms that make us all sit up a little taller. "Moral authority?" you may be thinking. "That's right, I need to do something about that." Also, his using the term, "I don't want to diminish the threat of terrorism...but..." means that yes, he does want to diminish it. To Al, the unproven hypothesis of global warming being the fault of humans is definitely more important than terrorism.

This is the man who claims that it's the Republicans who invent phony crises in order to win approval for their agenda. Seems to me there are others out there ready to create phony crises in order to win approval. At least we know the terrorists are real...


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November 11, 2005

Starbucks Recruiters Welcome

On the Camp Katrina blog (which I highly recommend you check out if you haven't already), Phil points out that a high school board is considering allowing Starbucks to train students and teachers in how to run a successful coffee business.bevlineup_header_02.jpg

Meanwhile, Phil also points out that some high schools are doing all they can to kick military recruiters off their campuses.

Spc. Van Treuren is a coffee-loving conservative, but this is ridiculousness in its rawest and most unabashed form, Katrina Campers. While recruiters are being marched out the back doors of our nation's institutions of learning, the barristas are marching in through the front.

Someday soon, our nation may not be able to defend itself . . . but at least it will be able to make a mean cup of Joe.

Yup. Also, I wonder what would happend if McDonald's was to make the same proposal? Somehow I doubt they'd even merit any consideration, considering how some who moan and groan about the "McDonaldization" of the world don't complain about the "Starbucksization" of the world. After all, coffee from Seattle is the embodiment of everything good in America, while burgers from the Midwest are the embodiment of everything bad in America. Right?

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November 09, 2005

Go On and VOTE!

Yes I know the election is over, but it's not over at the Museum of Leftwing Lunacy. Click here, and at the top of the site is their poll: Who's the Biggest Liberal?

Let me tell you, I had great difficulty in choosing. All of the candidates listed deserve #1 status, but as I had to pick, I went with Teddy "You're On Your Own, MJ" Kennedy.

So get on over and vote...and be sure to tell your friends!

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November 08, 2005

Barenaked Ladies...The Real Deal

This smacks more of exhibitionism than actually "making a difference":

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SACRAMENTO — Police arrested two members of an organization called Breasts Not Bombs after they removed their tops during a protest on the steps of the state Capitol on Monday afternoon.

The women, who were protesting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot measures for today's special election, took off their shirts despite warnings from the California Highway Patrol last week that doing so would lead to their arrests — and possibly their inclusion on the state's list of sex offenders. A federal judge Friday refused to grant a request from Breasts Not Bombs to block the police from arresting topless protesters.

Some on the left think that boobs (the biological kind), not civilized discourse and the exchange of ideas, is the answer. Do they think that by letting their mammaries hang out that their opponents will be so enamored by the sight that they'll just roll over? Puh-leeze.

All I can say is...ewww.

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November 04, 2005

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

Reading this post on Marathon Pundit about a "peace rally" in Chicago the other day, I begin to wonder about some people's mental capacities.

According to the post, a song was being promoted with the lyrics, "Who would Jesus bomb? Yeah, who would Jesus kill?"

First of all, people who protest the current administration are usually the ones who denounce any kind of religious relationship between the public and private sectors. Bringing Jesus, therefore Christianity, into the equation is a poorly masked attempt to make Christians feel guilty if they support the war in Iraq. After all, one of Jesus' teachings to His followers was to "turn the other cheek."

Secondly, it's obvious that those who are blabbing this drivel really know nothing about the concept of Christ and who He is. (Note: I am not a scholar of the Bible; my comments here are based on my understanding of Christianity via my experience through my church.) Think about it:

Who is Jesus? Christians believe He is the Son of God. While He walked the Earth in a man's body over 2,000 years ago, as the son of God He was not flawed in the way that us mortal humans are. Because we are flawed, we are not without sin. We make mistakes in our earthly existence and turn to our religion for salvation in the hereafter. No matter how much we may strive, we will never truly be without sin. Being the Son of God, and having made the sacrifice He did for us, Jesus cannot be categorized in this way.

So, to ask to question, "Who would Jesus bomb?" makes no sense. It's an extremely cheap shot that has no merit whatsoever.

Now some of you may be asking, "What's the big deal?" And I'm not usually one to go preaching...my religious beliefs are mainly a private matter. However, when I hear of this sort of thing at a rally where people are shouting "F*ck Bush" and playing a song called "Bomb the White House," it's automatically suspect in my mind. (And saying you aren't "represented" by the crowd is no excuse; if that's true, what are you doing there in the first place?)

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October 31, 2005

Molly Ivins: Speak Up

Cross-posted to Lifelike Pundits.

Last Thursday, Molly Ivins spoke at the Shubert Theater in New Haven about the loss of freedom Americans are experiencing. She discusses the story of her brother-in-law's mother, a 102-year-old woman escaping from Katrina who was searched at the airport.

Because she had a one-way ticket," Ivins said, "she was pulled aside for a full search. My brother-in-law is watching his bewildered, blind, 102-year-old mother going through this.

"She was saying, 'You want me to put my feet where?' and 'I can't raise my arms that high.' She was getting really upset.

"But my brother-in-law was thinking, 'I know if I speak up, it could get worse.' So he held his tongue."

I agree: it's ludicrous that this woman was searched. But if the left wasn't so adamantly against racial profiling, airport security wouldn't be going after grannies in wheelchairs and babies in strollers. By worrying about "offending" a particular group of people who fit the description of those responsible for the 9/11 attacks (and other terrorist attacks around the world), then the rest of us are going to be inconvenienced.

During the evening, Ivins claimed many are being accused of being "unpatriotic" and that she, in particular, was accused of "treason," and that many are "intimidated" by the "patriotic bully." And of course, she got the obligatory swipe in at Bush's intelligence.

Ivins, who knew Bush casually when they both spent their youths in Texas, licked her chops when somebody in the audience submitted a question asking: "Is he as dopey as he appears?"

"He's not actively stupid," she replied. "He doesn't react well to stress. He's limited."

Tee hee. Questioning her patriotism is off-limits, but it's not off-limits for her to call the right "patriotic bullies" and infer that the president is a doofus extraordinaire. She must be really subdued by the opposition.

If so many people are intimidated, as Ivins says they are, why are there so many like her able to talk about the so-called intimidation? Actor Tim Robbins spoke of a "chill wind" at the National Press Club luncheon a couple of years back. Actor Martin Sheen marched in a demonstration with tape over his mouth. Were Ivins, Robbins or Sheen tossed into jail for disagreeing with the current administration? Not to my knowledge.

When conservatives disagree with the left, the left cries that they are being oppressed and bullied, and that their patriotism is being questioned. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Oh, some of us definitely question their patriotism. However, the claim that they're being oppressed is nonsense. If you want to know about oppression, check out the policies of China, North Korea and Iran regarding political dissenters.

Besides, I'm not so sure I want to take the word of someone accused of plagiarism .

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October 26, 2005

Second Amendment At Risk in San Fran

Chris from Lucky Dawg News posted a comment on my post regarding the new James Bond actor "hating" guns, even though he signed on to a movie where guns are used. Chris' comment:

I'm really surprised none of the blogs on our side of the aisle have mentioned the upcoming vote in San Fransicko. In a few weeks, it may be illegal to own a firearm there, unless you are a cop, or a soldier.

Anybody that would vote away their right to defend themselves doesn't deserve to call themselves Americans.

That's right. On November 8, San Franciscans can vote for or against Proposition H, which would prevent law-abiding citizens from owning a gun for any reason at all. If it passes, those who do not turn in their guns become criminals.

It's right there, in the Second Amendment to our Constitution:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Some like to nitpick, saying since we have an official military and don't use militias anymore, there's no reason for civilians to own guns. But unless the amendment is outright overturned, it's a right for any law-abiding citizen to own a gun--unless he is convicted of a felony, and then that right is taken away (as is the right to vote).

Where's the ACLU on this obvious civil liberties violation? Oh, right, worrying about things like the word "God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

If you live in San Francisco and don't want this to happen, get your butt to the polls on November 8.

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March 16, 2005

Moonbats Coming to YOUR Town!

Michelle Malkin is in fine fettle today as she discusses the upcoming weekend protest rallies in New York City and elsewhere to "mark the two year anniversary of the US bombing and invasion of Iraq." How will they do it?

They will do so by clogging the streets, tying up police resources and
leaving behind a trail of anti-Bush propaganda litter. Who says the Left doesn't know how to create jobs?

Such bravery! Such dedication! Such a love for country! Not our country, of course, but the countries of those who oppose us. Ain't it great in America? And just think, not a dictator in sight to toss their sorry butts in jail for organizing and protesting. (They probably find that last bit a little disappointing, seeing as their idols Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez do just that in their own little Communist utopias.)

Thank goodness I only work in NYC and can leave on weekends...the sight of so many clueless idjits would probably send me into meltdown mode.

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