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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Daily Trek 090404

Weekly Standard - great article on Bush's Greatness and the haters who hate him.

Sun Times flunks their "go's inta's" - seems an 11 point lead on their fingers is only 9. See Wizbang. Oh and amazingly the poll's headline was "Bush Opens Double-Digit Lead"

While your at Wizbang check out the media's lambasting of Kerry's Midnight Madness!

UPDATE: The AP admitted their story was wrong:
"This is a correction to an incorrect story posted by AP on Friday stating the crowd booed the President when he sent his good wishes. The crowd, in fact, did NOT boo."
However the action alert is still in place - they need to hear from every one of us, Democrat, Republican, and everyone ineptness!

Time Mag Poll has Bush up 11 points now Newsweek agrees! (Slings and Arrows!)

You know TTMK (The Talented Mr. Kerry) is also known as an International Man of Mystery because of his having "met" with foreign leaders who NEED him to win - well, now we have a mysterious midnight meeting with injured soldiers - at least it must have been midnight as no one can find when these meetings occurred. How weird Dean was saner then this guy!

The terrorists may have made another big miscalculation (9/11 was the biggest) with the attack in Russia. Not only is Russia declaring war on international terrorist, but comments like this are starting to come out from around the world - even the Muslim world, few but far between.
Slaughtering the innocents violates a universal human taboo. Or a nearly universal one. Those Muslims who preach Jihad against the West decided years ago that killing Jewish or Christian children is not only acceptable, but pleasing to their god when done by "martyrs."

It isn't politically correct to say this, of course. We're supposed to pretend that Islam is a "religion of peace." All right, then: It's time for Muslims to stand up for the once-noble, nearly lost traditions of their faith and condemn what Arab and Chechen terrorists and blasphemers did in the Russian town of Beslan.

If Muslim religious leaders around the world will not publicly condemn the taking of children as hostages and their subsequent slaughter — if those "men of faith" will not issue a condemnation without reservations or caveats — then no one need pretend any longer that all religions are equally sound and moral. (S&A)


DKK - Update 2319

Muslim hypocrisy - This is what we Face

I have often wondered how a religion can, somewhere along the line, come to believe that killing innocents is acceptable. It just doesn't make any sense to my brain - different way of thinking. Obviously I am not the only one who feels this way. Today comes an article from the China Post School siege prompts horror, self-criticism in Arab world.
Then there is this from World Net Daily: London
convention celebrates 9-11 'Either you're with the Muslims or with the infidels'

Where did a religion go so wrong! Is this where a people end up when they refuse to adapt, expand, and grow? Could this be where the Democrats are headed?

Amen Paragraph from the China Post:
"Most perpetrators of suicide operations in buses, schools and residential buildings around the world for the past 10 years have been Muslims," he wrote. Muslims will be unable to cleanse their image unless "we admit the scandalous facts," rather than offer condemnations or justifications.

"If all the enemies of Islam united together and decided to harm it ... they wouldn't have ruined and harmed its image as much as the sons of Islam have done by their stupidity, miscalculations, and misunderstanding of the nature of this age," Bahgat wrote.

I am sick of those who continue to justify the killing of innocent people and transfer blame to America.

Then there is this half assed comment:"What happened ... is not jihad because our Islam obligates us to respect the souls of human beings," Akef said. "Real jihad should target occupiers of our lands only like the Palestinian and Iraqi resistance.

And this purely ignorant one:
"I have no doubt in my mind that this is the work of the Israelis who want to tarnish the image of Muslims and are working alongside Russians who have their own agenda against the Muslims in Chechnya," said Abdullah, reviving an old conspiracy theory altered to fit any situation.

Kinda clouds the ray of hope, but maybe Islam is getting it.

The Haters

In todays Daily Trek I mentioned the Weekly Standard article. Bush's Greatness goes into why Bush is a great President (and man I might add) and why the haters hate him.

Here are a couple key parts:
Notice (it is a thing we will have to explain) that this man hates Bush not because of but despite the facts. Has the Republican Congress decreed a U.S. version of the Nuremberg race laws? Has the administration transformed every American news source into a propaganda machine? Demanded that Jews (or anyone) be fired? That Jewish (or any other kind of) shops, businesses, professionals be boycotted? Propaganda posters everywhere? Students thrown out of schools? Secret police grabbing people off the streets? Children urged to inform on parents? All opposition parties banned? Churches harassed? A "Bush Youth" that every "Aryan" boy must join? Storm-troopers holding torchlight parades, singing hate-mongering war songs? Gigantic communal fines levied against Jews (or anyone else)? State-sponsored pogroms? Massive regimentation and rearmament? A f├╝hrer cult and special schools to train disciples? Brutal suppression of all regime opponents? No? Actually America under Bush resembles Nazi Germany in no way whatsoever, isn't that so? Then why did you lie and say it did?

And 5 reasons they hate him:

* The hater knows all about his target automatically; no research required.a priori. Recall how many leftists were shocked when Bob Woodward informed them, in his Bush book, that the president was an alert, hands-on manager. They had known this to be false

* The hater harbors a stupendous conceit. Not long ago an Ivy League philosophy professor explained the political homogeneity of so many philosophy departments. Pure merit, he said; you have to be smart to be a philosophy professor, and conservatives are dumb, so what can you expect?

* The hater is moved by a terrible, frantic eagerness to set himself apart from "them." In the spring of 2003, an American pop-singer announced to her London audience, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

* The hater just knows that his opponent acts not on principle but out of greed or stupidity. At an anti-Iraq war demonstration in March 2004, the actor Woody Harrelson read a poem. "I recognize your face, I recognize your name. / Your daddy killed for oil, and you did the same." We often hear this "blood for oil" accusation. After the first Gulf War we had Iraqi and Kuwaiti oilfields in our grasp. If our goal was to steal oil, why did we give them back? Are we that stupid?

* The hater has no shame--because he knows (not by reason but automatically) that he is right. Thus a decent and likable retired businessman, rich and with every reason to be grateful to America--the survivor of Nazi Germany I've mentioned--accuses the president of closet fascism.

Read the whole thing, it's worth it.

World War Update - Russia Gets It!

The death toll in the Russian school hostage situation grew to over 200 and nearly 350 wounded! Vladimir Putin declared today that the hostage situation, car bombing in Moscow, and the 2 downed airliners were NOT isolated incidents and that Russia is now at war with international terrorists. (BTW, 9 or 10 of the hostage takers were Arabs according to reports.)

Our prayers go out to those who lost loved ones. Unlike Spain the Russian leaders have the strength to identify the real enemy. Hopefully the Russian people will get it too!

URGENT - Make Them Hear US

This is taken directly from the Captains Quarters - it is imperitive that every blog carry this story - the truth about the Media' s actions! Please let them know how disgusting this is and that they will be exposed!

AP Turns Cheers Into Boos, And Now Everybody Knows Their Name

My Northern Alliance colleague and fellow RNC blogger Hindrocket from Power Line notes a horrendous example of media bias that should shock anyone who reads the news. The Associated Press, one of the primary resources of the mainstream news media, deliberately reported false news regarding Republican reaction to Bill Clinton's emergency bypass operation to make GOP supporters and George Bush look petty and mean-spirited:

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - President Bush (news - web sites) on Friday wished Bill Clinton (news - web sites) "best wishes for a swift and speedy recovery." "He's is in our thoughts and prayers," Bush said at a campaign rally. Bush's audience of thousands in West Allis, Wis., booed. Bush did nothing to stop them. Bush offered his wishes while campaigning one day after accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in New York. Clinton was hospitalized in New York after complaining of mild chest pain and shortness of breath. Bush recently praised Clinton when the former president went to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. He lauded Clinton for his knowledge, compassion and "the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."

I bolded the two sentences because if you read the AP's update, it disappeared without any explanation. Unfortunately, it was too late to keep the original report to show up in the print media, meaning if you read the newspapers, you're going to see the original and false story. Fortunately, Drudge carries the audio from the event proving that the story is completely false.

We've been used to the press reporting selectively on issues in order to make John Kerry look good and George Bush look bad. We've watched while the press ignored the Christmas in Cambodia mythology that Kerry spewed for three decades until the blogosphere finally forced them to report it. We've sat back and fumed while the press has made excuse after excuse for Kerry's collapsing campaign during this past month.

But this is far too outrageous for people to sit quietly by. It's one thing to report selectively; it's something completely different to write fiction and pass it off as news. The Associated Press has apparently decided to trade in its credibility with news readers and media sources in order to libel George Bush and a group of people who reacted in a most human and sympathetic fashion to the news of a political opponent's ill health.

Bias has been an ongoing problem at the AP and American media in general. In their desperation to unseat a popular president, they've finally resorted to outright, bald-faced lies. Are you happy to have your airwaves and your news sources hijacked by the rabid, dishonest, and unscrupulous partisans who run the Associated Press? Because if you're not, I would suggest you contact any news organization in your area and forward them Hindrocket's post at Power Line if they run the original version of the story.

UPDATE: Thanks to LittleBirdie20, we have some contact information:

Mr. T. Lee Hughes
Bureau Chief
Associated Press (NS-310V)

918 N 4th St
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1506

Media Phone Number: (414) 225-3580
Media Fax Number: (414) 225-3599
Editor Email: tlhughes@ap.org

Mr. Scott Lindlaw
Associated Press (NS-300I)
White House Reporter

2021 K St NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-1003

Editor Phone Number: (202) 776-9494
Media Fax Number: (202) 776-9570
Editor Email: slindlaw@ap.org

Ms. Sandy Johnson
Associated Press (NS-300I)
Bureau Chief

2021 K St NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC 20006-1003

Editor Phone Number: (202) 776-9435
Media Fax Number: (202) 776-9570
Editor Email: sjohnson@ap.org

Let them know how you feel about this outrageous incident.

Concert - New Music Alert

Hey, went to a Sarah McLaughlin concert tonight in Milwaukee, love Milwaukee great city.

Anyway Sarah put on a great show, but she had this opening act - Butterfly Boucher, Butterfly is her real name. She is an Aussie and has a GREAT video, go to her web page (butterflyboucher.com) click videos, and watch this one it is great!

This is a must have album!

Friday, September 03, 2004

Implosion 101 Moore's Disease

From Hugh Hewitt:

I discussed the options available to Kerry on yesterday's program with John Podhoretz and Terry Eastland --very smart guys who have been around presidents and campaigns for dozens of years. We all agreed that Kerry would never embrace the "Michael Moore option" of running on anger and paranoia because it is a recipe for electoral disaster. But that's what Kerry grabbed on to last night, in a speech that may go down in American history as the worst ever delivered by a nominee. It is reason enough, I think, to reject debates with this fellow, whose apparent problems and insecurities about the past are every day becoming more apparent. Wild accusations that every responsible memebr of his party's leaqdership know to be false must be sending shock waves through that group this morning. Can you imagine Joe Lieberman reading Kerry's remarks? Or even Bill Clinton? Kerry's lost it, and that he did so on a night when George Bush reminded America why our enemies fear his leadership.

Could this be to shore up the base or get those who saw Lie-N-Hype 9/11 (Fahrenheit 9/11 for those new here) and were prone to believe the lies? Are those really the people he needs to appeal to, is he really doing that bad in his internal tracking polls? The convention must have hurt him worse then I imagined.

See Implosion Archives for the ever expanding implosion updates.

From the "If Only" File

Alphabet City has this great exchange with friends on the President.

Best line:
"No, George Bush is too nuanced. He's not hawkish enough." This drew howls of laughter from by buddies.

"No really, think about it guys. If George Bush had retaliated immediately, if George Bush weren't so concerned with creating a foundation in Afghanistan and Iraq from which democracy could flourish, if George Bush had acted unilaterally, if George Bush were the warmonger the left claims he is he would have wiped Kabul, Kandahar, Baghdad, Islamabad, Karachi, Riyadh and Tehran--to name but a few centers of militant Islam--off the map, and America and you and I would have had our revenge. Screw democracy for the Middle East. Screw the United Nations. Screw Chirac and Schroeder and Putin. Screw 'em. Screw 'em all. Give me a President who doesn't do nuance!

If only we had - but the hatred and all but man it does sound nice for a minute or two!

Of course the key is that George W. Bush has the ability to think and plan for the long term rather then just the immediate like many politicians and many of us in general.

Jobs - The Reality

Here is the truth about the jobs issue - another one of Kerry's issues has fallen apart just as he started hammering on it!

Slings and Arrows

What, not the worst jobs in 1000 years - what about all the tears.

Terrorists Responsible for 150 Dead

In the Russian School hostage crisis and it isn't over yet - they have moved to the basement with more hostages!

The Jobs Truth

Here are the numbers on Jobs from Polipundit.

What, not the worst in 1000 years?

Olympic Wrap Up - Thanks From Iraq

From The Mesopotamian:

Hi Friends,

The Olympic Games are over, and when the counting is done it seems that the United States has won an astonishing number of the medals. It is almost like half of the achievements to the Americans and half to the rest of humanity. Well, that is impressive. In a way it explains a lot of the so called “anti-Americanism” that exists in the world; plain old jealousy.

Well for us who are grateful for what America has done to liberate our country; we are pleased and proud of the achievements of our friends. Heart felt congratulations to the American people on this yet another demonstration of excellence and superiority.

With friends like that who cares about enemies?


P.S. Thank you Feyroz for translating my Arabic post.

I thank you for taking the time to thank us!

Implosion 101 The Midnight Message

From Wizbang, Slings and Arrows comes an analysis of Kerry's unprecedented midnight speech.

My thought was that it looked desperate.


Thursday, September 02, 2004

Attitudes About Service

Do you ever remember hearing someone from WWII denegrading someone who served stateside such as in the National Guard?

The same people that do this are the same people that attack our troops serving our nation now and those that served in Vietnam! These are the Old Media and the Democratic Party!

Reuters on Kerry's Midnight Message: Neither Bush, who served in the Texas Air national Guard, nor Cheney went to Vietnam



Text of President's Speech

This was a good one - there was no comparison between this and Kerry's convention speech!

Now it's on to November!

UPDATE - I didn't see any other posts on it, but the reference at the end of the video was that the President was stepping on to the mound as he has repeatedly during his Presidency.

Quiet Time

Quite for the convention unless something spectacular happens.

Implosion 101 Just Not Getting It!

American Spectator Prowler:
It's not October, but the Kerry campaign is playing perhaps its final card for a surprise with the help of Dan Rather and "60 Minutes." On Wednesday, stories began breaking that Ben Barnes, the former speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and former lieutenant governor, was breaking his off and on silence and telling how he pulled strings to get a then-young George W. Bush into the Texas National Guard.

Barnes has consistently told reporters for years that no Bush family member ever directly contacted him for assistance in getting the young Bush into the Guard, but that Sidney Adger, a Houston businessman and friend of the Bush family, made the request. Adger is now deceased. At the time, George H.W. Bush was a U.S. congressman. Barnes has said that he did for Bush what he had done for the sons of other well-connected Texas families.

Every senior Texas National Guard official has stated that no favoritism was shown for Bush, and that Bush served honorably during his time in the National Guard.........
"This is clearly the Kerry campaign's response to the Swift Vets controversy, and we predicted that it would happen," says the Bush associate. "We've known it would come back at some point."

Okay, they just don't get it - he has been the CnC for 4 years now. This might have been news in 2000 but not now! This seems like a sign of desperation!

This is What We Are Facing

Myway:The developments came after a night of telephone negotiations between Russian authorities and the militants (ISLAMIC TERRORISTS), who stormed the school Wednesday, rounding up around 350 children and adults into a gym and threatening to blow up the building if police launch an assault. (emphasis and edit mine)

The more they attack the harder it will be for the appeasers to justify their own as well as the terrorist actions - We are at war with an opponent that wants to destory us!

Kerry and EU would offer Iran a nuclear deal - World Trib

Washington:Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry has signaled a departure in U.S. policy regarding Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Get The Camera Update - UFOs

Space.com is a great resource for everything space!

Silent Running: 'Black Triangle' Sightings on the Rise
By Leonard David
Senior Space Writer
posted: 02 September 2004
06:50 am ET

They have become legendary in UFO circles. Huge, silent-running “Flying Triangles” have been seen by ground observers creeping through the sky low and slow near cities and quietly cruising over highways...
The study points out: “The United States is currently experiencing a wave of Flying Triangle sightings that may have intensified in the 1990s, especially towards the latter part of the 1990s. The wave continues. The Flying Triangles are being openly deployed over and near population centers, including in the vicinity of major Interstate Highways.”
Covert operations?A key NIDS conclusion is that the actions of these triangular craft do not conform to previous patterns of covert deployment of unacknowledged aircraft. Furthermore, “neither the agendanor the origin of the Flying Triangles are currently known.”

Map shows locations of Flying Triangle sightings and proximity to cities and Interstate Highways based on merged databases. Image Courtesy: NIDS

Space.com is great and mainstream, not UFO wacko at all. Wonder what these really are.

V-J Day A Look back at why we fight

I salute all Veterans on this great day in history!

Check out this great and appropriate look at media, education, and why we fought to free millions in WWII.

Sept. 2, 2001 V-J Day (Viking Phoenix.com)
(Victory over Japan)

Is V-J Day on your calendar? V-J Day passed unnoticed this year, as in most years. V-J Day doesn't appear on most calendars today and it is either ignored or given light coverage by news media. This underscores a trend in schools to ignore the lessons of history while at the same time politically correct views are promoted.

beheading, mass murder, suicide attacks - everything old is new again!

Atomic Weapons, The Humanitarian Peace Weapon

Update - On Dennis Miller today Bush 41 mentioned that 60 years ago today he was shot down in the Pacific, one year later the war was over!

Frances Update

Here she comes, some reports of drops in pressure may be a good sign, but 1.2 million have been ordered to evacuate!

This thing is just huge!

What Did They Say - Drink What?

Okay, I have heard of the old world practice of using urine to wash hands and in WWI the gas masks required urine to activate the filter - but this is a bit much for me!
BANGKOK (AFP) - Drinking urine can eliminate sinus trouble, turn grey hair black and even cure cancer, a Thai academic said, citing a study of local Buddhists who engage in the unorthodox practice.Ratree Cheepudomwit, of the Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine Development Department, said hundreds of urine drinkers attested that consuming a daily cup worked wonders for their overall health and helped slow the ageing process.She said that in June she queried 250 members of Santi Asoke, a strict indigenous Buddhist movement believed to have thousands of followers, and 204 respondents said they had learned from ancient Buddhist manucripts that drinking one's urine improved health."Of the respondents, 87 percent confirmed that it had head-to-toe benefits for them, including for example reduction of dandruff, grey hair, sinus problems and cancer," Ratree told AFP.The medical elixir was not easy on everyone's system, as about one in 10 urine drinkers suffered diarrhea afterwards, but the practice should not be viewed with disgust, she said."Other groups of people who drank urine were Buddhist monks who practised in accordance to scriptures which are more than 2,500 years old," she said.


The Talented Mr. Kerry - Exaggeration

From Daniel McKivergan @ The Weekly Standard:
SENATOR JOHN KERRY told veterans at the American Legion convention in Nashville today that America is engaged in a "global war on terror against an enemy unlike any we have known before." But last January he called the threat from this same enemy an "exaggeration."During the January 29, 2004 Democratic primary debate in South Carolina, Kerry was asked by NBC's Tom Brokaw if the Bush administration had exaggerated the threat of terrorism. To which Kerry responded: "I think there has been an exaggeration." Kerry went on to say, "The war on terror is less--it is occasionally military, and it will be, and it will continue to be for a long time. And we will need the best-trained and the most well-equipped and the most capable military, such as we have today. But it's primarily an intelligence and law enforcement operation." During the debate, Kerry's belief that the threat of terrorism had been exaggerated drew this response from Senator John Edwards, who evidently didn't want Kerry's statement to go unchallenged. "Can I just go back a moment ago--to a question you asked just a moment ago? You asked, I believe, Senator Kerry earlier whether there's an exaggeration of the threat of the war on terrorism.

It's just hard for me to see how you can say there's an exaggeration when thousands of people lost their lives on September the 11th."
Daniel McKivergan is deputy director at the Project for the New American Century.

The Talented Mr. Kerry shape shifts before our eyes!
The Talented Mr. Kerry

World War and 2 by 4 Update - What Attack on Islam?

From Lawrence Auster at Frontpage Magazine comes this great snip:
In other words (are you listening, all you anti-war rightists and leftists?), the Islamists are targeting France not for what it does but for what it is—a secularized Western country that maintains a secular public culture, and therefore does not allow conspicuous religious symbols to be worn in state schools. In their ransom message to France, the kidnappers called the anti-headscarf rule "an attack on the Islamic religion." The phrase clearly suggests that France, simply by maintaining its own laws and customs, is committing an act of aggression against Islam. This Islamist view should be no surprise, given that Muslims see all non-Islamic countries as part of the dar al-harb, the Realm of War, which means that all inhabitants of that realm, in their mere existence as non-Muslims, are waging war against Islam

Excellent article read the whole thing!
WW and 2 by 4 Update
Perhaps a 2 by 4 Upside Their French Heads!

Where Hatred Leads A Party!

Our nation is weaker, torn down because of the Democratic Party's hatred for our President and their rabid grasps at power - and the media is complicit. My paraphrase of Zell Miller.

Democrats, You over slept - It isn't 9/10 Anymore!

After reading a couple blogs I decided to do comparison between the two convention keynote speakers and how they reflect the parties attitudes. The difference was stunning and frankly scary!

You see I firmly believe that without security there is NOTHING else that the government can give me or do for me or promise me. When I am planting potatoes in the back yard because the economy has collapsed following the attack that killed a couple hundred thousand people in a few key cities all those promises don't add up to a hill of spit. That spit by the way I will have to reuse because the radiation has poisoned the water - far more then any damage the enviro wacko's falsely claim the President did!

This could happen! We would recover eventually. Remember the damage 9/11 caused? Virtually all the job loses Kerry loves to harp on happened in the first 3 months following that attack. Our economy reacted and the reaction was in effect equal to deleting a full year of the last 4! Imagine going the next month with just 3 weeks pay, or the next year on only 9 months pay! That was from a small attack in comparision to what could happen! Shoot, potatoes would probably be a treat!

Charles Krauthammer put it like this Blixful Amnesia (WaPo July 9, 2004):

There is no gradualness and there are no countermeasures to a dozen nuclear warheads detonating simultaneously in U.S. cities. Think of what just two envelopes of anthrax did to paralyze the capital of the world's greatest superpower. A serious, coordinated attack on the United States using weapons of mass destruction could so shatter America as a functioning, advanced society that it would take generations to rebuild.

What is so dismaying is that such an obvious truth needs repeating. The passage of time, the propaganda of the anti-American left and the setbacks in Iraq have changed nothing of that truth. This is the first time in history that the knowledge of how to make society-destroying weapons has been democratized. Today small radical groups allied with small radical states can do the kind of damage to the world that in the past only a great, strategically located and industrialized power such as Germany or Japan could do.

Get my point? See Zell Miller was disgusted when Senator Daschle and his crew (of which Kerry was one) put politics ahead of national security - 11 times in 4 months they voted to put collective bargaining into the Homeland Security Department. Can you imagine the security of the nation on hold while a grievance is filed - remember the strangle hold the air traffic controllers thought they had on the country? Ronald Reagan had to fire them all in order to restore the security of air travel.

Well, now comes Andrew Sullivan who is back from his wonderful European month off (no wonder he needed such a huge fundraiser for his blog!) Back just in time to cry about not hearing enough about what this administration is going to do for us all with lines like this, "Two Small points: Cheney barely mentioned the economy. Almost no one has. They realize it's a liability...." But of course missing a month for vacation gives one an odd perspective I guess, making it okay for a full years economic activity to be zapped by terrorists! Fighting terrorists is doing something for the economy. I know that is hard to wrap your mind around, but remember the potatoes! Also, did he miss the President's actively fighting the Economic Front in this war on terror? Did he miss the active spending and the tax cuts? He complains about the deficit but never mention why it exists. Fighting a war when our economy is the front the terrorists prefer to attack is costly!

He raves on about how Obama
, "a post-racial, smiling, expansive young American, peaking about national unity and uplift." But rails on about," Then you see Zell Miller, his face rigid with anger, his eyes blazing with years of frustration as his Dixiecrat vision became slowly eclipsed among the Democrats. Remember who this man is: once a proud supporter of racial segregation, a man who lambasted LBJ for selling his soul to the negroes. His speech tonight was in this vein, a classic Dixiecrat speech, jammed with bald lies, straw men, and hateful rhetoric."

He doesn't get it! There were no bald lies, no straw men, no hateful rhetoric - just the facts! We were attacked, we are at war, and Kerry's votes happened! The only reason the Euro's can continue their nuanced - holier then thou lifestyle is because America has been there the last century to provide security and peace - face it America is the adult in the kindergarten world! Now some would have us turn to a more sensitive nuanced world view when that is simply putting on the blinders!

From Kerry Spot comes this from one of the Democrats in the Frank Luntz Focus Group (MSNBC):

Regarding Zell Miller: “"His entire focus was on terrorism and why we should be afraid.” "


So back to the comparison - Obama failed to mentioned either 9/11, war on terror, terrorism, terrorist, radical, Muslim, security, national security, defense, attack, towers, (Pentagon was mentioned as wasting money but not as being attacked), weapons,
Afghanistan...you get the point...NOT ONE TIME! He did mention war 4 times - as a thing of the past, as an option where our service men will have the proper equipment, and to let us know that patriots can oppose Iraq! Also amazingly he did mention Vietnam twice - did you know Kerry was in Vietnam?

Now, to Zell - He discussed defense of the nation, terrorist, war on terror, 9/11, Afghanistan, defense - put it out there and admitted that his party politicized our nation's security in a manner that disgusted him! Along with other prominent members of his party they understand that without security there is nothing else and George W. Bush can best provide that security.

The old methods didn't keep us safe and didn't make people like us so why would we want to try that again?

That is the difference between the parties -for the Democrats terrorism is not only a law enforcement issue as Kerry put it, but it is the two ton elephant in the room no one wants to mention (You thought that was Michael Moore didn't you!). Republicans understand we are at war and you know what? They see the elephant and are shouting for everyone to wake up to the damage that elephant will do tolife as we know it if we don't unleash our own Elephant!

Eva NEEDS Attention

She just came up and made it known that she had to have some attention!

Eva, on the left - Her Mom Candi on the right.

Who can deny those eyes!

Implosion 101 Reality Reminder

From Slings and Arrows - just a reminder!

It Ain't Over

A bunch of the commentary on the pundit shows and around the blogosphere are talking as if the Kerry campaign has lost. They are even dissecting what the fatal mistake may have been.

Wake up! This election is not over yet. Let us all save the post-mortums for November 3rd

The implosion updates are fun, but they can happen to the President as well - much is in God's hands.

Quotable Bit - Ron V Ronnie!

Did you see Ron Silvers line - best of the night on MSNBC

Ronnie - You haven't heard about Osama during this convention, we still haven't found him.

Ron Silver - We still haven't found Martin Boreman yet but that didn't stop us from winning WWII.

Ronnie got very frustrated and said - Martin Boreman didn't knock down these buildings.

Note to Ron - 1) Don't throw stones when your party failed on terrorism for 8 years, 2) The dead 6 million jews and 450,000 American service Boreman's Nazi party was responsible for killing don't make a distinction.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

WW and 2 by 4 Update

The religion of peace (yea right!) gets it - but the Dem's still don't! We are at war people and they know how to fight it! The patience of these people is a never ending resource - after all they have waited hundreds of years for this opportunity!

From Healing Irag:
Mohammed Bashar Al-Faidhy, spokesman of the Association of Muslim Scholars, addressed the 'Iraqi resistance' in an open message at a press conference broadcast by the Arab satellite channels yesterday.

"To our brothers in the Islamic Army of Iraq. We wish to inform you that we totally understand the extreme rage that is boiling in your hearts regarding the French decision to ban the Hijab in their schools, and we share you your dissapointment. We officially condemned the French decision at the time... However, killing the two hostages without considering the grave consequences of such an act would be harmful to our cause and would isolate us from our international support... Our goal is to besiege the Americans politically in every spot of the world and this act is not serving that goal... You can see how the agents of the occupation are already using this incident against us... It is our duty as scholars to point out to our brothers what is wrong and what is right... France as an anti-occupation country has been helpful to our cause... You might say that the French stance is not an altruistic one and that they have their own political interests that caused them to disagree with the Americans, and I am not going to say that is not true but it is also our goal to turn them against each other to serve our cause so France has a strategic importance for us... Killing the two hostages is also not helpful to the 6 million Muslims in France... I beseech you to reconsider this and to release the two hostages and to promise us not to commit any act that would harm our cause in the future... We also hope that this development would permit the French government to reconsider their decision to ban the Hijab... When we become a free country Inshallah we will pursue this goal by diplomatic means."

Basically, he is saying: My dear children, it is true that they are infidels, but we should turn the infidels against each other whenever we have the opportunity. Do not kill these two infidels, maybe another time when no one is looking.
True, the French have Not been our friend - but they may start to realize that they are next!

Le Monde has this bit of wisdom:
They say that every cloud has a silver lining. The kidnapping of the two French journalists Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot and the blackmailing of the French government by the kidnappers to force the government to repeal its new law against wearing the Islamic veil in school has two objectives. The first is to show that no Western country, no democracy -- even one that, like France, opposed the American intervention in Iraq -- is sheltered from the fanaticism of the soldiers of the "holy war" launched on September 11, 2001 by Al Qaida. The second is to show that France, despite or even because of its status as the largest Muslim state in Europe, has become a preferred target of this ideological war. . . . [But the terrorists have missed their mark.] Even if the current consensus in France remains fragile, even if ambiguities remain, even if the law against wearing the Islamic veil remains for many Muslims a strike at their religious liberty, we can do nothing but rejoice to see French Muslims on the front line of defense of the Republic. (hat time Daily Dish)


Perhaps a 2 by 4 Upside their French Heads

Florida Can't Get A Break!

Frances is barreling down on Florida, all of state under state of emergency. Hope Martha's son just packs up and leaves this time.



Snips on Dick (ouch - no pun intended!)

Lynn's intro was great -
Full text here thanks to WND
Please excuse grammar and spelling, trying something new here:
Accept Nomination
Great Hair comment - knew that was coming!
Day born FDR birthday!

Dream big dream country -
- Schools (NCLB) for every child!
- Economy out from recession, 9/11, tax cuts working!
- Home ownership at all time high
- Healthcare - best in world, making it more affordable and accessible
but more to do, Tort Reform and med malpractice
- Preserving freedom and security

Protester drowned out by "four more years, four more years!"

Grandchildren and all America's children safe and in peace.

False beliefs four years ago - history awoke us with 19 men armed with knives and boarding passes, but worse what could happen with chem and other weapons - as in other times in a war not chosen but one we must win!

Firm resolve to win!

Terrorists had attacked freely before, but they didn't know America and GWB!
Captured or killed hundreds of Al Qaida.
Dealt with Afghanistan, Dealt with Iraq now Saddam sits in jail.
Libya capitulates, weapons locked up in US, never to threaten America.
Black market uranium market shut down - worlds largest source of black market nuclear weapons out of business.

Praise for servicemen - courage, compassion, winning! Brave men this nation will honor forever!

Confidence, loyalty, and respect of Commander In Chief!

Election - more in balance then who will lead nation, but how we will confront the dangers ahead. Another defining moment just as we did after WWII.
Policies will move Mid East to the lasting peace only freedom can bring.
2004 one of the most important in all history.
Honor Kerry (applause) but record of 3 decades since! Differences are great.
Time and again Kerry on wrong side - deploy troops only with UN, against winning cold war, against Desert Storm, even after 9/11 - more sensitive
"As if Al Qaida will be impressed with our softer side"
Kerry declared at convention that he will defend US vigorously after we are attacked - we have already been attacked!
We cannot wait till next attack. Kerry denounces action as if the object of our foreign policy was to please a few critics!
"GWB will never seek a permission slip to defend the American People"
Kerry votes - for then against - funding men in the field -
Chants of Flip-Flop, Flip-Flop
Kerry campaigning for position of cnc but doesn't understand first obligation of cnc and that is to support American troops in combat. One of a hundred votes and fortunately on natl sec his views rarely prevailed - but as President.......alwasy casts the deciding vote. We need someone we can count on to get it right.
Iraq, Kerry's liveliest disagreement is with himself (flip flop chant from crowd) - habit of indecision as part of a pattern. For nclb, nafta, patriot act, Kerry sees two America's then it is mutual because America sees too John Kerry's!
America knows and admires GWB - Speaks plainly and means what he says, loyalty, kindness, great personal strength with a heart for weak vulnerable and afflicted.

Moral seriousness that calls Evil by it's name!

Great divide of our time he has put nation where it belongs - against tyrants and on the side of people who yearn for freedom.

Signs are good, even in Mass! Officer in Boston gave directions after DNC, leave here and go vote Republican.
(four more years...........)
When America was created the stars must have danced in the sky (historian)
No doubt where we stand!
We will lead our cause to victory!

Started slow, but he really is a good speaker!

Snips on Zell

Wow - Zell Miller was amazing! - Full text here!

Dem's see America's as occupiers not liberators - that is wrong and has never been America - no one has liberated so many!

No Two have been wrong more often then the two Senators from Mass! Kennedy and Kerry.

Sounds like an Auctioneer -- reading list of weapons he opposed!

"I could go own and own and own" Voted against, against, against.... US forces armed with what, spit balls!

Wrong and Weak - Zell Miller on Kerry and the Dem's!

Yes no and maybe bowl of mush from Kerry.

God is not indifferent on America!

Same man on Saturday night that he is on Sunday morning!
Knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home!
The man I trust to protect my most precious possession - my family! - Zell miller on Bush!
This Democrat is Proud to stand with this President!

That was an excellent endorsement from a man who will be remembered as a great and strong man!

The Talented Mr. Kerry

Just like the movie, "The Talented Mr. Ripley," Mr. Kerry sure can fit into every situation and be on every side of every issue so as to appeal to everyone!.

I think I will start calling him The Talented Mr. Kerry - or TTMK for short!

No Jobs! Oh the Socialistic Horror!

I have warned in the past that this will eventually lead to the growth of their hatred of the US. When this happens then there is a big possibility of a struggle in Europe or between Europe and the US that could rival the Cold War and could turn HOT like WWII.

Problem is it is their own fault - but that high minded, superior, nuanced attitude (like "the talented Mr. Kerry") doesn't allow much introspection!

Little sign of new jobs created in Europe
AP Wire | September 01 2004 | Associated Press

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The euro zone continues to experience a jobless recovery, with no indication that new jobs are being created after more than a year of generally sluggish economic growth.

According to figures published Wednesday by the European Union statistics agency, the unemployment rate in the dozen countries using the euro was unchanged at 9 percent in July.

The figures were in line with expectations, and remain far above other parts of the industrialized world. The jobless rate stood at 5.6 percent in the United States and 4.9 percent in Japan, according to Eurostat.

Unlike other developed economies, the euro zone has yet to experience a burst of job creation in response to stronger global economic growth, and there is little sign of dramatic improvement this year.

The high unemployment rate partly explains the weak state of consumer confidence in the euro zone and the low level of spending growth.

According to a survey of euro-zone purchasing managers also published Wednesday, manufacturers cut payrolls for the 39th straight month in August, and at a faster rate than in July.

With domestic demand likely to remain subdued for some time as a consequence of high unemployment, the European Central Bank isn't expected to raise interest rates soon. Its governing council meets Thursday, and is expected to leave rates unchanged at 2 percent.

Unemployment rates varied widely across the currency area, with Austria recording a jobless rate of 4.2 percent, while Spain recorded a jobless rate of 11 percent.

In the European Union as a whole - which includes Britain, Sweden, Denmark and the 10 mostly central and eastern European countries that joined the area May 1 - the jobless rate fell to 9 percent from 9.1 percent in June.


Deep Cover Iraqi Here in IL

Deep Cover Iraqi Spy Arrested (Captains Quarters)

Federal agents have arrested a Des Plaines, Illinois man as a deep-cover Iraqi spy living undercover in the US for eleven years, awaiting orders from his IIS handler that apparently never came:

After the arrest of Sami Khoshaba Latchin, 57, prosecutors said he became a naturalized citizen after making false statements to immigration officials in 1999 and planned to "lay low" until contacted by his Iraqi handler.

Latchin entered a not guilty plea at a hearing Monday.

According to a federal indictment returned July 21 and unsealed Monday, Latchin worked for the Iraqi Intelligence Service, known as the Mukhabbarat, the foreign intelligence arm of the Iraqi government.

The indictment said that in addition to failing to disclose his ties to Iraqi intelligence, Latchin, a Baath party member, lied about overseas trips he made in 1994, 1996 and 1997.

Latchin, who was born in Dohuk, Iraq, and has lived in the United States for nearly 11 years, told authorities he was traveling on vacation when, in fact, he met with his Iraqi intelligence handler and received payment for his services, the indictment alleges.

Now this seems fairly important regarding the Iraq question. If Iraq had sleeper cells in the US, with their agents waiting for instructions from their handlers, one has to wonder what those instructions eventually would be. Deep-cover agents are not typically used for information-gathering exercises -- they initiate aggressive action, and they're dangerous because they appear out of nowhere.

Implosion 101 The Symptoms

From Hugh Hewitt:
I interviewed Matthew Dowd today (and that transcript will follow as well.). His key point: There are three signs of a collapsing campaign. First, the candidate who is falling like a rock challenges his opponent to weekly debates. Second, the candidate who is sinking shuffles his senior staff. Third, the candidate who is the walking dead says that the only poll that counts is the poll on election day. Dowd pointed out that Kerry has already scored two of the three. Heh.
Yep, were seeing it happen right before our eyes.

With 53% approval ratings this will only get uglier - look for the red faced Democrats screaming at the top of their lungs to no avail! Oh and the media - well, I would advise you just put the paper down and walk away slowly!

Implosion 101, um, well, seeing the implosion
Implosion 101 The Big Little Implosion
Implosion 101 Peeking Too Soon
Implosion 101 Update - Drudge
Implosion 101

President Approval 53%

POLL: Bush Job Approval Rating Rises to 53%...

Stupid huh - At least I'm In Good Company

Fox News Viewers Are Stupid, Protesters Say
Robert B. Bluey
Staff Writer
New York (CNSNews.com) - Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Fox News' headquarters Tuesday proclaiming that the millions of viewers who tune in every day to the cable news channel are mostly stupid Republicans from middle America. The gathering brought throngs of anti-Fox demonstrators from divergent groups that included CodePink, Houston Global Awareness, the Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane and the Tejas Bloc. The rally itself featured typical chants - "Shut up Fox" and "The more you watch, the less you know" - but several participants took a much harsher tone toward Fox News and its audience. "Republicans are stupid! They watch Fox News," blared a poster held by Karen Minsberg, 51, of Brooklyn. When asked if it was a bit harsh, she told CNSNews.com absolutely not.

This is the height of arrogance and the depths to which the Democratic party and their ilk (don't you love it when someone uses Ilk!) have sunk - actually dug to because you have to dig to get as low as they have!

You know, since Fox regularly beats the other two cable networks (combined as they say) at least I am in good company! Check out the 5.2 million that watched last night!

Ha, I laugh at the superior intellect!

Implosion 101 The Big Little Implosion

You know your in trouble when....you have to defend your ads because they include the leader of the other party (what a friggin suck up this guy is......to what depths has this party fallen!)

Daschle defends footage of Bush hug in campaign ad...


Well it's official - If ratings were votes!

According to Drudge:




FOXNEWS peak came during Laura Bush's speech with 5,216,000 viewers... [5,124,000 during Schwarzenegger]...

It looks like more then 7 million more people watched - and Laura's speech was the peak! (No Bore Here)

Quotable Bit!

Best Quote From Slings and Arrows:

On MSNBC's Scarborough Country he was interviewing an Hispanic delegate:

Delegate: "Clinton is known as the first 'black' president. I like to think of George Bush as the first Hispanic present. He speaks our language, or at least trys to speak it..."

Scarborough: "He trys to speak our language too."

Great Chicago Fire - Midway Village reenactment

Hey, almost missed it but the History Channel Tech Effect aired a special on the Great Chicago Fire that was filmed here at Rockford Illinois' - Center Top of the State 90 miles from Chicago - Midway Village (a historic village with a beautiful working Millhouse!)

From the Aurora Regional Fire Museum:
All of the reenactment scenes for the Tech Effect: Chicago Fire episode were filmed over three nights at the Midway Village and Museum Center in Rockford, IL. David Lewis, Curator for the Aurora Regional Fire Museum and Matt Lee, a firefighting historian from Plymouth, MI were asked to be "on set" to ensure the show's recreations were as accurate as possible.

Check out this photo of the Millhouse


Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Wizbang - Up is Down Update

Man is this right on the money!

Enough of the Bullshit!

I'm watching "The Daily Show," and they're doing a bit on the Republicans exploiting 9/11 at their convention. I've heard this theme repeated over and over. Am I the only one who remembers just how the RNC happened to end up in NYC?

After 9/11, I recall Guiliani (or possibly Bloomberg) asking both parties to hold their conventions in New York. The idea was to show the world that New York was NOT crippled by the attack, that all Americans stood with those who were hit the hardest by 9/11, and a colossal "FU" to the terrorists. I thought it was a fantastic idea. A lot of people thought it was a fantastic idea. The Republicans immediately agreed -- and that was HUGE. New York CIty has always been a fortress of Democrats, despite the last two mayors, and the GOP had never gone to the Big Apple. But they heard the city's call and answered.

The Democratic National Committee, however, had it's own agenda. They told New York that they'd be glad to come to New York, but only if they disinvited the Republicans. They didn't want to share any possible gains with being so close to 9/11's Ground Zero with the Republicans.

New York, to it's credit, told the Democrats to shove it, and they did -- right up Boston's wazoo. The poor Hub City is still trying to recover from the blows to it's economy from hosting the convention.

So, Democrats, the next time you feel like slamming the Republicans for "exploiting 9/11 at their convention," I strongly request you first write down your feelings on a piece of paper, fold it into very sharp corners, and shove it up your collective asses. You not only had the opportunity to make a great patriotic gesture and eliminate 9/11 as a partisan issue, but you chose instead to play politics and attempted to seize it for yourselves. Don't you DARE try to dodge your own culpability this time.

There's an old Jewish joke that defines "chutzpah" as "a man who kills his parents, then asks the judge for mercy because he's an orphan." Now we have a new example of rank, unmitigated political gall -- and it's called the Democratic National Committee.


Just like Lie-N-Hype 9/11(Lie-N-Hype 0/11 Update Up is Down!) proved the skill of the editor The Dem's have managed to make up down using intimidation and "don't challenge my patriotism" threats!

Econopundit Economic Outlook

Little time to blog, but for now here's anecdotal evidence supporting of our PMI-based scientific prediction of upcoming record-setting growth boom.

Of course that is baring the effects of a major terrorist attack or huge changes in oil prices!

Implosion 101, Well, um, seeing the implosion!

From Wizbang:

Super Size It

Monday evening there was an argument between Franken and a producer for the Laura Ingraham show regarding whether he had agreed to be on her program, The producer called Franken "a liar," evidently because Franken (in his opinion) reneged on a promise to appear on the Ingraham show. Franken called him "an asshole," then tempers flared, and push came to shove.

Eventually Ingraham called for security. There are more pictures of the incident coming tomorrow.

Isn't this becoming a habit for this guy?

Best From the Night

From Arnolds Speech!

He knows you don't reason with terrorists. You defeat them. He knows you can't reason with people blinded by hate. They hate the power of the individual. They hate the progress of women. They hate the religious freedom of others. They hate the liberating breeze of democracy. But ladies and gentlemen, their hate is no match for America's decency.
Arnold IS my kind of Republican!

  • The government should be accountable to the government.

  • People are individuals, not members of an interest group.

  • Family knows how to spend your money better than the government.

  • Hold the education system accountable.

  • U.S. is best hope for Democracy, not United Nations

  • Must be fierce and relentless in eliminating terrorism

  • We are not "two Americas." Our soldiers believe there is one America and they are fighting for it.

    Praising Bush's tenacity, "he will not back down."

    Terrorism is more insideous than communism. "Leadership isn't about polls, it is about making decisions you think are right and standing behind those decisions. That's why America is safer with George Bush as President." (Thanks to Slings and Arrows)


    More Sensitive, yeah Right!

    From Drudge:
    Attack Attempt On MSNBC Chris Matthews... Live On Air... Street Set Outside Convention... Hooded protester jumps security line ... Police move in immediatly... Guard Tackled... Bush/Cheney supporters gathered near show set at Herald Square were pushed and spat on by protesters, fake blood thrown while Matthews remained on air... Developing.

    Fog Rolling In - Brain Fog That Is

    Hey, started a negative swing today - crap! Had an op-ed planned but it will have to wait until tomorrow or Thursday. As a result nothing really new here tonight, but check back tomorrow!

    Watch This Race!

    From Powerline Daschle (He's WRONG for not only doing 1/2 the peoples business by his obstructionist policies - remember his whine in the Senate?) has fallen behind Thune - perhaps the Democrats buying out the indian vote in 2002 was a mistake afterall. Go here for Daschle V Thune updates.

    Cut and Run Alert!

    Oh great, from CNN.com Sudan: Rebels kidnap aid workers in Darfur: Eight members of U.N., Red Crescent reported missing!

    How soon till they pack up and run from there too!

    Who Does the Excluding?

    From Instapundit:

    MORE CRUSHING OF DISSENT: BoiFromTroy reports that CNN is refusing to air the Log Cabin Republicans' ad, calling it too controversial.

    You can see the ad here. What do you think?

    Amazing how that supposed "Right Wing" Fox news will air the ad! More proof of the clear difference in the mindset between the two networks.

    Who's Naming These Things?

    Another major tropical storm as 5 Killed As Gaston Lashes Va. With Rain.

    Not to belittle the disaster, but it is clear this storm only sounded French as it did more then just blow hot air!

    Now we need to look out for Hurricane Frances (yes, that is right Frances) and this one could be bad! BTW, this one looks bad and is headed right to Florida - these poor guys can't get a break this year.

    No Bore Here!

    From Drudge:

    But this was the report on Tuesday July 27, 2004

    In Primetime (Convention Coverage):

    CBS: 3.2/5 HH, 4.552 million viewers

    NBC: 3.3/6 HH, 4.532 million viewers

    ABC: 3.1/5 HH, 4.403 million viewers

    Keep in mind that it wasn't covered by the Alphabets so there isn't a real comparison, but I wonder how they would have done with Rudy!

    We should be able to compare Arnold and Laura to these numbers - I doubt it will be a bore or yawn - perhaps a blowout?

    My Head Almost Exploded!

    OMG - I have such a headache right now but a nice FReeper (GCruise - The Owners Manual) sent this reply to the Lets Roll posting and I swear my head almost exploded because I was laughing soooo hard. I thank them for that - laughter is a wonderful thing!

    Not true. This was FDR heading for the War Room.

    Stunning Terrorism as Disorder Admission!

    From The Command Post
    National Guardsman accused of Espionage

    10:56 AM EDT | Posted By Alan E Brain
    >> Go here to visit Alan E Brain's weblog.

    From Reuters via the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) :

    Ryan Anderson, a Muslim convert serving in the US National Guard, is charged with trying to pass information to the Al Qaeda movement.

    The prosecution believes this included details about the vulnerability of some American military vehicles and ways of attacking them.

    A defence lawyer has argued that his client had been suffering from a mental disorder

    Well someone else gets it don't they - terrorism is a mental disorder!

    HOW MANY Minutes? Lets Roll!

    Wow - just sat there doing nothing! Should have jumped up and ran out of the room yelling - except he couldn't because HE WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR! Yep, FDR sat there silent for 18 minutes after the Pearl Harbor attack unable to function. More then twice the time President Bush took to act and not quite half the time Kerry claimed (40 minutes according to his reports!) Check it out - Michelle Malkin.

    Lie-N-Hype 9/11 Update wimpy wimpy wimpy

    According to Drudge the Lie-N-Hyper won't return to the convention - had too much I think! (Link to E&P)

    Perhaps a 2 by 4 upside their French Heads!

    Ever wonder how the French are handling their hostage crisis? Yep, running around the MidEast looking for someone to surrender to! Despite the great advice from Iyad Allawi! (Instapundit)

    Object Tracking

    Hey, go here (NASA) and check out a cool 3D space tracking application (be sure to click on the Jtrack 3d link!) Ever wanted to know if the space station was flying over your house? Oh, and if you spin the earth really fast it will flip over faster then Kerry during a Senate Vote!

    Time Traveling Editor

    You did hear about the time traveling editor didn't you? TCS has great coverage of this wonder of the media. (See Media Contradictions! - Hat Tip Instapundit!)

    911 Democrats listen up!

    From Roger L. Simon (via Hugh Hewitt)

    Apparently Mr. Edwards, the man I voted for in the California Democratic Primary, is telling us, according to Reuters that

    If elected U.S. president, Sen. John Kerry would offer Iran a deal allowing it to keep its nuclear power plants if it gave up the right to retain bomb-making nuclear fuel, said Kerry's vice presidential running mate in an interview published on Monday.

    Well, for all you 911 Democrats sitting on the fence, that's about as good a reason as I could think of not to vote for Kerry and Edwards. In fact, I'll go further. The idea that Iranian mullahs would tell the truth to the US government or anybody else in the West is an absurd joke. Edwards, I would imagine, is an historical illiterate when it comes to Iran. Somebody in the press should ask him a few questions. [Not that most of them know.-ed. No they don't.] It's an absolute affront to the Iranian students who dearly seek freedom that they would propose such a thing. Shame, shame on Kerry and Edwards. This is a country where there are public hangings of sixteen-year old girls yet they act as if their leaders can be trusted. Huh?

    Some people really DO get it!

    WW Update 083104 Israel Bus Bombings

    Two Bus Bombs in Southern Israel Kill 15 (AP)

    I'll say it again - To the protesters and John Rip Van Winkle Kerry, your alarm is still set for 9/10!

    Lie-N-Hype 9/11 - First Honest Thing He Has Said

    Well, he finally got something right! Yes he is a loser!

    Security Scare for Cheney

    This is the extreme hate of the left - and the reason they are imploding. New York Post

    August 31, 2004 -- Secret Service agents last night hauled away a man who got too close to Vice President Dick Cheney in a VIP area at Madison Square Garden.

    Police sources said the 21-year-old man, who had a pass allowing him into the Garden, had either a knife or some kind of tool on him when he was nabbed as he tried to flee.

    A second man, who also had a building pass, was taken into custody for carrying a balloon with fluid inside. Authorities were testing the liquid.


    RNC Convention Day 1

    Ron was GREAT, John was good, and Rudy was OUTSTANDING!

    Complete convention coverage here:

    UPDATE - Polipundit has a great review of John and Rudy!

    Who's the Boo's

    In case you had bought into some of the chatter out there that the Kerry Girls weren't the one'w booed at the MTV awards comes this from WorldNetDaily:

    Vanessa Kerry, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, says she was "scared" by a round of boos Sunday night at the MTV Music Video Awards, but is glad she pushed her father's cause.

    <>"I was scared out of my mind," she told CNN after appearing on stage. "I mean, I grabbed my sister, and I thought, what is happening? And – but it doesn't matter, because we're fighting for something that I believe in so strongly. I will go up there and hear the whole arena boo if it means connecting with one person"
    The Boos that Rocked the Vote
    Choose or Lose - MTV's Dilemma

    The Contrast is Amazing!

    Slings and Arrows are on a roll today!
    A Study In Contrasts III

    Ted Kennedy:

    In the depths of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt inspired the nation when he said, "The only thing

    Sling and Arrows on a roll tonight!

    we have to fear is fear itself." Today, we say the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush.

    John McCain:

    It's more than appropriate, it's necessary that even in times of crisis we have these contests and engage in spirited disagreement over the shape and course of our government.

    We have nothing to fear from each other. We are arguing over the means to better secure our freedom and support the general welfare.

    But it should remain an argument among friends who share an unshaken belief in our great cause and in the goodness of each other.

    We are Americans first, Americans last, and Americans always.

    The Republicans who spoke tonight were clear about who they view as their enemy. Earlier this month, the Democrats were equally clear. Unfortunately, they did not agree on who that enemy is.

    The level of hate and Anti-Americanism the Democrats are spewing is only going to hurt them with real Americans! You can't constantly denigrate us and have us support you.

    World War Update 083104 French Nuance

    The French have nuanced themselves right into the snakepit!

    Iraq to France: Take a Stand, Already! (Slings and Arrows)

    Iraq's PM has made it plain what it would like to see from the French and the French are not impressed:

    In comments reported in Le Monde daily, Mr Allawi said: "The French, like all democratic countries, cannot let themselves be satisfied with adopting a passive position.

    "Governments that decide to stay on the defensive will be the next terrorist targets.

    "Let me tell you that the French, despite all the noise they are making, [such as] 'We don't want war', will soon have to fight against terrorists," he said, adding that future attacks could happen in French cities as well as in the United States.

    The French government, which led the opposition to the US-led war in Iraq, called his comments unacceptable.

    "These declarations seem, in effect, to cast doubt on France's determination in the fight against terrorism," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that France had called for a political solution in Iraq since the start of the crisis.

    The French are supposed to be intelligent, educated, and perceptive. Yet the Foreign Minister could not see that casting doubt on France's determination in the fight against terrorism was not only exactly what the Iraqi PM was doing, but that they should perhaps begin to question their own position on that fight.


    Monday, August 30, 2004

    From The "Ain't Gonna Happen" File

    EU claims it won Olympics(The Sun)

    Mr Prodi turned the Athens games into a political football, boasting that our bag of 30 medals helped the EU trounce America and China.

    He said: “The Games were a huge success thanks to their unique spirit and smooth organisation but also because EU athletes did so well

    “In 2008 I hope to see the teams in Beijing carry the flag of the European Union alongside their own national flag as a symbol of our unity. The European Union’s sportsmen and women performed outstandingly at Athens, winning 82 gold medals and more than 280 medals in total.”

    Did it ever occur to this guy that by his standards he is bragging for cheating - too many athletes entered!

    The key is that over the past 50 years the EU has slowly being trying to integrate themselves to a single United States of Europe - but it doesn't work that way. Their proud national histories and their current grandiose superiority complexes will prevent integration.

    They can't even decide on a language!

    Not to fear, their socialist union is currently on track to drag those that dare outperform down to the lowest common denominator.

    Is China Still in the Election Business?

    China's stockpile of oil helps to bolster prices (Timesonline)
    Could be filling their own type of strategic reserve or it could be their way around campaign finance laws. Not to sound conspiritorial, but they did donate to Kerry's 96 campaign (Secret FBI Documents Reveal Kerry Accepted Laundered Contributions) and they were SO deep into evey aspect of how the Clintons governed.

    The impact on our economy of these inflated oil prices has been dramatic - every spike in oil prices in the last 50 years has lead to a recession!

    Of course they could just be attempting to protect their economy in the event of a major terrorist attack on oil producers.

    I will be very interested to see how this plays out over time.


    Okay, I still think Jodi Foster was ripped off when she didn't win the Oscar for Nell.

    World War Update 083004 French Nail or 2 by 4

    Then there is this from Cox and Forkum:

    From The New York Times: Hostages Urge France to Repeal Its Scarf Ban.

    [Hostage] Georges Malbrunot, who writes for the daily newspapers Le Figaro and Ouest-France, said, "I appeal to the French people and every Frenchman who appreciates the meaning of life to stage demonstrations demanding that the law banning the Islamic veil be revoked, because our lives are in danger and we might die any minute if this law, which I urge President Chirac to revoke, is not abrogated." [...]

    The law bans conspicuous religious symbols from public elementary and high schools. It is scheduled to go into effect when schools open on Thursday. [...]

    ... Iraq's prime minister, Ayad Allawi, said the kidnapping proved that France's position on Iraq -- presumably its opposition to the war and the absence of a troop presence -- offered no protection from terrorism.

    "Neutrality doesn't exist, as the kidnapping of the French journalists has shown," Mr. Allawi said in an interview with several European and American newspapers. "The French are deluding themselves if they think they can remain outside of this. Today the extremists are targeting them, too."

    That realization, that opposition to the American-led war in Iraq has not provided immunity from Iraq-related terrorism, appears to have sunk in here [in France] as well.

    "Nobody is safe," said an editorial in Le Monde on Monday. "No diplomacy can claim to be any kind of Maginot line that would protect us better than our Spanish or Italian neighbors from the death wish that has been at work since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001."

    More accurately, a policy of appeasement with terrorists and dictators is a Maginot line, i.e., an ineffective line of defense. Worse still, appeasement acts as a lure to evil, inviting more and more blackmail because it rewards blackmail. That is why diplomatic compromise with Islamists -- whether in France or Najaf -- only furthers their cause and, ultimately, threatens western liberty. As the Times article notes:

    [I]n an audiotape broadcast by a Dubai-based television channel in February, Ayman Zawahiri, the No. 2 figure in the terrorist network Al Qaeda, condemned France for defending the freedom of nudity and depravity and fighting chastity and decency with the scarf ban, adding that such anti-Muslim acts by the West should be dealt with by tank shells and antiaircraft missiles.

    Robert Tracinski summed up the issue in today's TIA Daily:

    The Europeans have long clung to the fantasy that certain specific "grievances" -- treatment of Israel and the Palestinians, US "Imperialism," and so on -- are the cause of terrorism. In reality, as French President Jacques Chirac is discovering, Islamic terrorists hate the West because of what we are -- and because we stand in the way of the global Islamic theocracy they long to impose.
    This hits the nail right on the head - repeatedly - but maybe a 2 by 4 upside the head is what it will take to open their eyes!

    What did He Say? 083004 Who's Racist?

    Ehrlich: Democrats Racist In Appeal To Black VotersGov. Bob Ehrlich told Maryland delegates at the Republican National Convention Monday that the Democratic Party is "racist" in its appeal to black voters.He said the Democratic National Convention's message to blacks is that if they don't think a certain way, they are traitors to their race.Steele, who is black, stood at Ehrlich's side as he spoke at a morning caucus of the Maryland delegation. Steele's scheduled to speak Tuesday at the convention as part of the GOP attempt to reach out to black voters.Rep. Albert Wynn, D-District 4, a black Congressman from Prince George's County, told The (Baltimore) Sun that the governor's comments were "a gross distortion of the Democratic message." He said the Republican Party has resisted affirmative action and opposed many of the social programs that support blacks.

    I agree, this goes for any one of the voting blocks out there! If you don't agree with their philsophy and vote the way they want you are considered an outcast!

    What I don't get is how the Congressman can forget that if it were left up to the Democrats in the Senate in the 60's there would never have been any civil rights legislation. The Republicans got this passed as they have many other so called "progressive" programs.

    "Lie-N-Hype 9/11" Update - The Slobby Truth

    From Drudge about a CNN interview tonight:

    BUSH: I don't know about whether they're OK or not. The one I'm interested in is if they go forward with what John Kerry said when he came back from Vietnam, because I remember that. And I think that's fair game.

    I don't know about these. If it's proved that it's untrue, then it's not right...

    Look, we have been victimized by this moveon.org, this slobby Michael Moore and all of these people for months. And for months before the president started campaigning, he was attacked by all kinds of people.

    So, you know, you can't have it both ways. And I don't know enough about the Swift Boat Veterans. I think Kerry served honorably, but I don't know enough about them to say they're all liars.


    BUSH: It's consistently liberal. It consistently opposes the president on almost everything editorial. Most of their editorial comment on the op-ed page is extraordinarily liberal.

    The thing that troubles me is in my opinion their news columns are getting to show a certain bias. There is a new way you do it now -- Reporter's notebook. And then that gives you a little chance to be an advocate in the news column. Or Washington Whispers or something like that, and that relieves the reporter of objectivity, objective reporting.

    And so, you know, I expect we'll get a big argument about this, but I'm absolutely certain of it. I've given up on them.

    ZAHN: Has the president given up on them?

    BUSH: I don't know. He might be like his mother; she won't read it anymore.

    You got to hand it to this guy he hit both marks (although he went a bit week on the NYT, he is nuanced I guess!) When you see how Clinton handled his post Presidency it is nice to see some real class still exists.