Saturday, October 23, 2004

Duck Ann, Duck!

The party of tolerance attacks a 98 pound woman! (Although I must admit, her attitude weighs about 500 pounds! {and I mean that in the nicest of ways!})

UPDATE: The Arizona Star snarkily gives the details of Miss Coulter's University of Arizona visit.

UPDATE II: Protein Wisdom has pictures and commentary concerning the fine young gentlemen who find that ambushing demure women is a perfectly acceptable way to behave.

If This Was Law & Order; Jack McCoy Would Have This Guy's Ass!

Unfortunately, Jen of Demure Thoughts is feeling like I do sometimes after I go to Drudge.

I just cannot believe my eyes over this one. I realize that nothing has happened (Please God, cross fingers, knock on wood...) but surely when you are dealing with the leader of a nation, this can't be legal?

This piece of crap Charlie Brooker has gone way over the line! The Guardian has gone way over the line by publishing this piece of crap's piece of crap!

Some exerts:

"Heady times. The US election draws ever nearer, and while the rest of the world bangs its head against the floorboards screaming "Please God, not Bush!"


"I'm trying to work out why Bush is afforded any kind of credence or respect whatsoever in his native country."


"Quite frankly, the man's either wired or mad. If it's the former, he should be flung out of office: tarred, feathered and kicked in the nuts. And if it's the latter, his behaviour goes beyond strange, and heads toward terrifying."


"Forgive me for employing the language of the playground, but the man's a tool."


Bush is "...a lying, sniggering, drink-driving, selfish, reckless, ignorant, dangerous, backward, drooling, twitching, blinking, mouse-faced little cheat."

But the one that should have G-Men and Secret Service Agents all over this asshole like white on rice is this one:

"On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us.
John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?"

I'm all about free speech but this is waaaaaaaaaaay beyond the pale. I was just pissed throughout most of the piece but when I got to the end, hell no! The Guardian thought their little Clark County trick was cute. I have a feeling that they are going to find out what it is like when they (to paraphrase Jack Nicholson) "fuck with the wrong Americans!"

(Please pardon my french but this is just so wrong and I am just so sick and tired of this kind of B S coming from the people who claim to be so:

1) tolerant

2) peace loving

3) inclusive

4) diversity loving

5) "let's have a dialogue" loving)

UPDATE: No one is surprised by this piece of depravity over at The Junkyard!

HBTY, HBTY, HB Dear Commissar, HBTY!

"The Revolution at Politburo Diktat is one year old this Oktober. Long Live Oktober Revolution!"

You are just like fine wine
Commissar, you only get better with age!


Friday, October 22, 2004

The Party of Tolerance ATTACKS!

As per the AP:

"Two men ran onstage and threw custard pies at conservative columnist Ann Coulter as she was giving a speech at the University of Arizona, hitting her in the shoulder, police said."

As per Ann Coulter:

"...a couple of alleged males attempted to sucker punch a 100 pound woman and missed and they ended up with their faces smashed in and spending the night in the Pima County jail where I'm sure their being good liberals, their views on gay marriage will serve them well."


"I don't think you want to try to assault Ann Coulter in a room full of Republican men!"


"If theses liberals want to go to war; fine, fine, we'll have a street fight. We have the guns and we have the men!"

As always, the demure Miss Coulter has her say! Kind of like Jennifer over at the Temple!

UPDATE: Florida Cracker has the details of what happened at Coulter's University of Arizona appearance.

Kids Say The Damnedest Things!

This kind of warms the cockles of your heart!

"American teens have spoken, and they want George W. Bush for president. Nearly 1.4 million teens voted in the nation's largest mock election, and the Republican incumbent wound up with 393 electoral votes and 55 percent of the total votes cast."


"Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry received 145 electoral votes, far short of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a presidential election. Kerry received 40 percent of the total votes, while five percent of teens selected the third-party option, though no third-party presidential hopefuls managed to pick up any electoral votes."

Go to the site because they have a graphic representation of the results and like they say about a picture.

And thanks to the
Junkyard for this "warm and fuzzy." The red is almost blinding! You have got to see it to believe it.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Ceterum censeo Unionem Europaeam esse delendam or Fun With Dead Languages

It seems like Tim Worstall and other Eurobloggers like L'Ombre de l"Olivier have an anti-European Union campaign going. And they have now translated their battle cry to the above Latin. In essence it means:

"Therefore, I conclude that the European Union must be destroyed!"

Or, if your in a hurry, you can always shout:

"Unio Europaea delenda est."

Which basically means:

"The European Union must be destroyed!"

The idea was taken from the orations of Cato the Elder who for years and years would declare that Carthage must be destroyed after just about anything he said.

Now the really funny thing that came about from this endeavor is an exchange of communications with diligent Tim and a Brussels bureaucrat who works at the EU's own Latin translation help desk. (They have a Latin translation help desk!?!!) Tim just wanted an accurate translation of the above motto; but it seems the EUrocrat was a little offput by this knowledge seeker's choice of knowledge sought. The following are some choice out takes from their communications:

"Let me tell you first of all that it isn't a good idea to use a language that you don't know."

"In Europe, for the first time in History, no war has been fought in over fifty years thanks to the EU."

"Allow me only to remind you that the EU is not Carthage, Britain is not Rome and you aren't Cato."
"Only people who aren't sure of their identity fear losing it."
"Britain enters the 20th century as the biggest empire on earth, and exits it as a second-rate power. That has to be digested and absorbed and it takes some time, but it is unhealthy to prolong it endlessly."

You really need to read the whole thing because the condescending sanctimony of this Brussels EUrotwit is just amazing. It is also indicative of what life would be like under a "world government." (A Latin translation help desk...puh-leeez! Can you say bare minimum tax rates at 70+% to fund this kind of crap and way more!)

All I can say, with my power fist way high in the air, is:

Ceterum censeo Unionem Europaeam esse delendam!

Amb. Paul H. Nitze, R.I.P.

A short bio of Ambassador Nitze compiled from the websites of the Navy and John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

"SAIS mourns the loss of the school's co-founder Paul H. Nitze, who passed away at his home the evening of Tuesday, October 19. He was 97."

"Nitze joined the U.S. government in 1940 and advised every president from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan, with the exception of Jimmy Carter."

"For more than forty years, Nitze was one of the chief architects of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union. President Reagan awarded Nitze the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 for his contributions to the freedom and security of the United States."

"Nitze was responsible for the formulation of NSC 68-the document which provided the framework for the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union."

"During the period 1944-1946, Nitze served as director and then as vice chairman of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey for which President Truman awarded him the Medal of Merit."

The following is list of just some of the positions Amb. Nitze held during his 40+ year service to the U.S.government:

*Secretary of the Navy

*Board of Economic Warfare

*Director of the Foreign Procurement and Development Branch of the Foreign Economic Administration

*Deputy Director of the Office of International Trade Policy

*Deputy Director and then Director of the State Department's policy planning staff

*Deputy Secretary of Defense

*Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Affairs

And a tribute from the Navy:

"On January 10, 2001, the U.S. Navy named the 44th ship of the Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers in honor of Nitze. The USS NITZE, currently under construction, is scheduled to be commissioned in March 2005."

Rest in peace Ambassador. Your country thanks you.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Sign Of An Ailing Castro?

Karma or a Hallmark moment for Hollywood?

(I realize that this is in extremely bad taste but the fact is, the man is a despotic communist dictator.)

NEWSFLASH: Ronald Reagan Was (and still is - God rest his soul) A Republican!

You know, I am getting sick and tired of the left trying to co-opt my president, my Ronald Reagan, in their quest for power. It is absolutely amazing how these same people who at one time condemned anything and everything Reagan, are now exalting the man. I aver that the vitriol we see today from the left against GWB is no more vituperative and intense than the hatred and contempt that was shown towards Reagan in his day. The only difference is that in Reagan's time, we did not have access to the amount of information that we have today. Most of our information came through "gates" that were fiercely guarded by the mainstream media. Today, due in large part to the policies of Ronald Reagan, those gates have been nearly destroyed. Which is why it is so ironic that the left are now grasping at a piece of the Reagan legacy to advance their causes. (I'm sure, in private, they hold their noses.)

There are a whole multitude of examples of the left trying to use Reagan in this year's election campaign. But I find this one particularly amusing and/or irritating. At a recent Democrat get-out-the-vote training session held in Delaware County, Ohio, the special guests were none other than Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross. You know, the Keatons of Family Ties fame. They were the Birkenstock wearing, public television producing, bleeding heart good guy parents of the misguided and totally naive Reagan loving, bad guy business loving Republican son, Alex P. Keaton. The following is part of the talk given by the actor, Mr. Gross:

"A lot of people did not know this but Family Ties was one of Ronald Reagan's favorite television shows. It was in fact so let that be an answer to anyone who says that Hollywood is not about family values."

"I want to talk again about Ronald Reagan. Ronald, we, many people did not know that this was one of his favorite shows. And we came very close to having him as a guest on Family Ties, once upon a time. Our producer said '...oh, we came soooo close but there was a conflict in the schedule' and so forth and so on. Naturally, he wanted to come on and have a chat with Alex I'm sure. But at any rate, as a result of that closeness and that near miss, I consider Ronald Reagan to be a, you know, part of our Family Ties' family. You might say: I knew Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was a friend of mine. And George Bush, you are no Ronald Reagan. That much I know."

Mr. Gross, I have a few points that I would like to take up with you.

1) Family Ties was made in the 80's. Things have changed a bit since then. Some would actually say not for the better. The most risque things to appear on late night TV back in the 80's are now stock in trade on childrens' cartoons now broadcast on PBS during the day. Get a clue!

2) Yes, Family Ties was a sweet, feel good family sitcom. It portrayed a loving family dealing with the world around them. But, don't forget that the underlying theme of your show was the absurdity that ensued when a pair of good progressives unintentionally spawned an offspring who actually admired a Republican president in general and Ronald Reagan in particular. A large portion of the episodes throughout the seven year run of the show dealt with the bumbling, misguided Alex being set straight by his enlightened parents. Are you having memory problems?

3) Other than the fact that it would have been very good for the ratings, I find it hard to believe that you or any of your producers would have wanted to have anything to do with Pres. Reagan. Just listen to the snideness in your voice and the sarcasm in your statement when you say that Pres. Reagan would have wanted to talk to Alex. Sure, Reagan came from Hollywood, but the Hollywood of your day and today is a far different beast than the Hollywood of his day. Reagan lived in a Hollywood that was, for the most part, pro-American, pro-democratic (small "d") and very patriotic. Just take a look at the movies and shows that were de rigueur at that time. Just take a look at the star's stances and community work undertaken during those days. The contrast could not be more stark than with the Hollywood output of today! I dare you to compare "Sands of Iwo Jima" to "Platoon," I dare you to compare the "Movietone" newsreels to Fahrenheit 9/11, I dare you to compare Bob Hope to Bruce Springsteen. Get a clue!

4) Ronald Reagan was always the optimist and he genuinely liked people. Yes, he would have wanted to "chat" with Alex. But he would have also enjoyed talking with the entire family. He would have actually "condescended" to talk with people of the progressive persuasion. You see, conservatives can actually separate the political from the personal. Grow up!

5) And finally, having someone "almost" be on your show does not qualify as knowing that person! Having someone "almost" be on your show does not make that person your friend! And if the hatred for GWB is any indication, then Pres. Bush is a lot more like Pres. Reagan than you would ever care to admit. So just shut up!

Now to Mom Keaton. Meredith Baxter had this to say in reference to stem cell research:

"...These are not things that will become viable human beings in any way unless the woman would choose to come back and use them again. But as soon as she writes off and says she is not using them, they are for no other purpose than to be thrown away, frozen, or potentially used to save someone that actually is alive. Not to preserve something that is never going to be alive. Use it for someone who may, who is alive, who needs the research that can possibly address Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes and spinal cord injury. So don't let people emotionalize this. It needs some clarity there."

Miss Baxter, I have this one point to make to you. You ma'am, are a hypocrite. You just told these people to not let other people "emotionalize" the stem cell research issue. However, you just did so. What else do you call it when you play on the misfortune of people with debilitating diseases? What else do you call it when you cash in on your relationship with a famous person who suffers from a debilitating disease to further your ideological agenda? You ma'am, are a tartuffe and this is just another display of the depths that you and your fellow travelers will sink to in order to advance your utopian view of the world!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Tommy Franks Is My Kind Of Man!

OK, I know it is bad blog etiquette, but I ask you, how do you synopsize Tommy Franks? He is just to big to reduce to a pandect.

War of Words


Published: October 19, 2004

President Bush and Senator John Kerry have very different views of the war on terrorism, and those differences ought to be debated in this presidential campaign. But the debate should focus on facts, not distortions of history.

On more than one occasion, Senator Kerry has referred to the fight at Tora Bora in Afghanistan during late 2001 as a missed opportunity for America. He claims that our forces had Osama bin Laden cornered and allowed him to escape. How did it happen? According to Mr. Kerry, we "outsourced" the job to Afghan warlords. As commander of the allied forces in the Middle East, I was responsible for the operation at Tora Bora, and I can tell you that the senator's understanding of events doesn't square with reality.

First, take Mr. Kerry's contention that we "had an opportunity to capture or kill Osama bin Laden" and that "we had him surrounded." We don't know to this day whether Mr. bin Laden was at Tora Bora in December 2001. Some intelligence sources said he was; others indicated he was in Pakistan at the time; still others suggested he was in Kashmir. Tora Bora was teeming with Taliban and Qaeda operatives, many of whom were killed or captured, but Mr. bin Laden was never within our grasp.

Second, we did not "outsource" military action. We did rely heavily on Afghans because they knew Tora Bora, a mountainous, geographically difficult region on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is where Afghan mujahedeen holed up for years, keeping alive their resistance to the Soviet Union. Killing and capturing Taliban and Qaeda fighters was best done by the Afghan fighters who already knew the caves and tunnels.

Third, the Afghans weren't left to do the job alone. Special forces from the United States and several other countries were there, providing tactical leadership and calling in air strikes. Pakistani troops also provided significant help - as many as 100,000 sealed the border and rounded up hundreds of Qaeda and Taliban fighters.

Contrary to Senator Kerry, President Bush never "took his eye off the ball" when it came to Osama bin Laden. The war on terrorism has a global focus. It cannot be divided into separate and unrelated wars, one in Afghanistan and another in Iraq. Both are part of the same effort to capture and kill terrorists before they are able to strike America again, potentially with weapons of mass destruction. Terrorist cells are operating in some 60 countries, and the United States, in coordination with dozens of allies, is waging this war on many fronts.

As we planned for potential military action in Iraq and conducted counterterrorist operations in several other countries in the region, Afghanistan remained a center of focus. Neither attention nor manpower was diverted from Afghanistan to Iraq. When we started Operation Iraqi Freedom we had about 9,500 troops in Afghanistan, and by the time we finished major combat operations in Iraq last May we had more than 10,000 troops in Afghanistan.

We are committed to winning this war on all fronts, and we are making impressive gains. Afghanistan has held the first free elections in its history. Iraq is led by a free government made up of its own citizens. By the end of this year, NATO and American forces will have trained 125,000 Iraqis to enforce the law, fight insurgents and secure the borders. This is in addition to the great humanitarian progress already achieved in Iraq.

Many hurdles remain, of course. But the gravest danger would result from the withdrawal of American troops before we finish our work. Today we are asking our servicemen and women to do more, in more places, than we have in decades. They deserve honest, consistent, no-spin leadership that respects them, their families and their sacrifices. The war against terrorism is the right war at the right time for the right reasons. And Iraq is one of the places that war must be fought and won. George W. Bush has his eye on that ball and Senator John Kerry does not.

(Tommy Franks, a retired general and former commander in chief of the Central Command, is the author of "American Soldier." He is a member of Veterans for Bush.)"

Can you say "fightclub?"

Anarchy Anyone?

"I do not accept the rules imposed by others...I am a law-abiding citizen, but I recognize that there are regimes that need to be opposed rather than accepted. And in periods of regime change, the normal rules don't apply."

George Soros

Frontpage Magazine has a detailed description of the nexus between this billionaire radical and the DNC and possibly the Kedwards' campaign. I am not saying that Sen. Kerry holds the same beliefs as Soros. But I am concerned with the possibility that if he does get elected, how can he not be indebted to him? We are all adults here. We all know that money plays a big role in politics. We all know that politicians depend on big money to get elected. We all know that for the most part, the people or groups supplying that money are not doing it for merely altruistic reasons. We all also know that large amounts of money can buy a person a seat at the table. And we all know that really large amounts of money can buy influence on government policy. If John Kerry is elected in November, it will be in large part due to the efforts of George Soros. This worries me for two reasons. Number one, I am just not sure if John Kerry is strong enough to rebuff the influence of this billionaire left-wing extremist and number two, I just don't know if John Kerry is ideologically inclined to rebuff this billionaire revolutionary.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Misbegotten Offspring of a Disgraced Quaker

Son of Nixon has a great compilation of the assorted scare tactics being used by the Kedwards campaign. But he really hits it on the head with this wrap-up quote:

"The only people Kerry/Edwards ain't scarin' are the terrorists. That scares me."

Well said!

Earth Day In One Hand, Crime Victims' Rights In The Other?

It seems that Chuck Canterbury, national president of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is not too happy with the record of Sen. Kerry when it comes to his support of policies which deal with the law enforcement community.

As hard as it may be to believe, there actually are labor unions that are not lock, stock, and barrel in the pocket of the DNC. The FOP is the largest U.S. law enforcement labor union and they are working hard to get Pres. Bush reelected. This banner graces the home page of their website:

Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Bush!!!
President Bush has "full support" of the nation's largest police labor organization

This non-MSM article details some of the FOP assertions:

"Canterbury noted that Sen. Kerry chose to skip votes on both the Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act, the most significant expansion of the Public Safety Officers' Benefit program in a generation; and the F.O.P.'s top legislative priority, the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act, which exempts active and retired law enforcement officers from state and local prohibitions on the carrying of concealed firearms."

"'When these bills ran into trouble on Capitol Hill and got bogged down in the legislative process, President George W. Bush and his administration weighed in and, because of that, both are law today,' Canterbury said. 'Sen. Kerry was not even in Washington for the final votes. When it came time for action, Sen. Kerry showed himself to be nothing more than a man of words.'"

"In addition to missing these two key votes, Kerry also missed an April vote on a bill to protect the rights of crime victims. The measure, named for five victims of violent crime, passed the Senate while Kerry was giving a speech in Houston to celebrate Earth Day."

Earlier in the campaign, Pres. Bush was taken to task for questioning Sen. Kerry's patriotism. In his own defense, he explained that he was not questioning the senator's patriotism but his judgment. This is an example of Sen. Kerry's judgment. He would rather support the "Green" than the "Blue!"