Sunday, October 31, 2004

Kerry following marching orders from North Vietnam

Articles haev surfaced over the past 48h hours that Sen. Kerry is following the playbook that instructed sympathizers here to run for office or help get other "progressive" candidates into office to influence U.S. policy. Links to the articles are here:

Kerry's October Surprise

Hanoi Urged U.S. Activists to Run for Office

John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets?

I've read the articles, and they are very convincing. They show why Sen. Kerry has refused to sign form 180 for the release of his military records and why he's been so reluctant to talk about his Senate career. I now also understand why the MSM hasn't picked up and run with these stories: They paint that favorite son in a bad light and would definitely help to sway pubic opinion into Pres. Bush's camp.

We need to spread the word about these articles and get the truth out there. Please link to my site or directly to them and spread the news. And then get out on Nov. 2 and vote since the future of our country depends on it.

Rapper says his piece, and its not pleasant

It looks like rapper Eminem has weighed in on the political scene with this animated video.

After watching it, I have two thoughts:

1. I wish I could have those five minutes of my life back.

2. It's just another piece of socialist anti-Bush propoganda produced by one of the least respected and reputable "musicians" on the scene today.

Watch it for yourself and post any comments you like in the Comments section.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Who would you choose?

Well, since Boston won last night, Kerry's trying to show his roots. Just look at the candidates in this side by side photo:



Who looks more real and natural for the position of President? In this one case, I'll pick the man on the left!!! Kerry looks as natural in that hat as Hillary does in a Yankess cap. Another Mike Dukakis in the tank/Kerry in the NASA clean suit moment.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Death of Liberalism

I Just received this from a friend of mine. Take the time to read it, the author spells out exactly why this election is so important for our future.



THE DEATH OF LIBERALISM by Raymond S. Kraft

"The threat is great, the battle is hard, therefore we should do nothing. We might lose!

The gangs are running wild in L.A. Somebody might get hurt. Get rid of the police!

Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and defeat, and had sunk more than four hundred British ships in their convoys between England and America for food and war materials.

Bushido Japan had overrun most of Asia, beginning in 1928, killing millions of civilians throughout China, and impressing millions more as slave labor.

The US was in an isolationist, pacifist, mood, and most Americans and Congress wanted nothing to do with the European war, or the Asian war.

Then along came Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and in outrage Congress unanimously declared war on Japan, and the following day on Germany, which had not attacked us.

It was a dicey thing. We had few allies.

France was not an ally, the Vichy government of France aligned with its German occupiers. Germany was not an ally, it was an enemy, and Hitler intended to set up a Thousand Year Reich in Europe. Japan was not an ally, it was intent on owning and controlling all of Asia. Japan and Germany had long-term ideas of invading Canada and Mexico, and then the United States over the north and south borders, after they had settled control of Asia and Europe.

America's allies then were England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and Russia, and that was about it. There were no other countries of any size or military significance with the will and ability to contribute much or anything to the effort to defeat Hitler's Germany and Japan, and prevent the global dominance of Nazism. And we had to send millions of tons of arms, munitions, and war supplies to Russia, England, and the Canadians, Aussies, Irish, and Scots, because none of them could produce all they needed for themselves.

All of Europe, from Norway to Italy, except Russia in the east, was already under the Nazi heel.

America was not prepared for war. America had stood down most of its military after WWI and throughout the depression, at the outbreak of WWII there were army units training with broomsticks over their shoulders because they didn't have guns, and cars with "tank" painted on the doors because they didn't have tanks. And a big chunk of our navy had just been sunk and damaged at Pearl Harbor.

Britain had already gone bankrupt, saved only by the donation of $600 million in gold bullion in the Bank of England that was the property of Belgium and was given by Belgium to England to carry on the war when Belgium was overrun by Hitler - actually, Belgium surrendered one day, because it was unable to oppose the German invasion, and the Germans bombed Brussells into rubble the next day anyway just to prove they could.

Britain had been holding out for two years already in the face of staggering shipping loses and the near-decimation of its air force in the Battle of Britain, and was saved from being overrun by Germany only because Hitler made the mistake of thinking the Brits were a relatively minor threat that could be dealt with later and turning his attention to Russia, at a time when England was on the verge of collapse in the late summer of 1940.

Russia saved America's ass by putting up a desperate fight for two years until the US got geared up to begin hammering away at Germany. Russia lost something like 24 million people in the seiges of Stalingrad and Moscow, 90% of them from cold and starvation, mostly civilians, but also more than a million soldiers. More than a million. Had Russia surrendered, then, Hitler would have been able to focus his entire campaign against the Brits, then America, and the Nazis would have won that war.

Had Hitler not made that mistake and invaded England in 1940 or 1941, instead, there would have been no England for the US and the Brits to use as a staging ground to prepare an assault on Nazi Europe, England would not have been able to run its North African campaign to help take a little pressure off Russia while America geared up for battle, and today Europe would very probably be run by the Nazis, the Third Reich, and, isolated and without any allies (not even the Brits), the US would very probably have had to cede Asia to the Japanese, who were basically Nazis by another name then, and the world we live in today would be very different and much worse.

I say this to illustrate that turning points in history are often dicey things. And we are at another one.

There is a very dangerous minority in Islam that either has, or wants and may soon have, the ability to deliver small nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, almost anywhere in the world, unless they are prevented from doing so.

France, Germany, and Russia, have been selling them weapons technology at least as recently as 2002, as have North Korea, Syria, and Pakistan, paid for with billions of dollars Saddam Hussein skimmed from the "Oil For Food" program administered by the UN with the complicity of Kofi Annan and his son.

The Jihadis, the militant Muslims, are basically Nazis in Kaffiyahs - they believe that Islam, a radically conservative (definitely not liberal!) form of Wahhabi Islam, should own and control the Middle East first, then Europe, then the world, and that all who do not bow to Allah should be killed, enslaved, or subjugated. They want to finish the Holocaust, destroy Israel, purge the world of Jews. This is what they say.

There is also a civil war raging in the Middle East - for the most part not a hot war, but a war of ideas. Islam is having its Inquisition and its Reformation today, but it is not yet known which will win - the Inquisition, or the Reformation.

If the Inquisition wins, then the Wahhabis, the Jihadis, will control the Middle East, and the OPEC oil, and the US, European, and Asian economies, the techno-industrial economies, will be at the mercy of OPEC - not an OPEC dominated by the well-educated and rational Saudis of today, but an OPEC dominated by the Jihadis.

You want gas in your car? You want heating oil next winter? You want jobs? You want the dollar to be worth anything? You better hope the Jihad, the Muslim Inquisition, loses, and the Islamic Reformation wins.

If the Reformation movement wins, that is, the moderate Muslims who believe that Islam can respect and tolerate other religions, and live in peace with the rest of the world, and move out of the 10th century into the 21st, then the troubles in the Middle East will eventually fade away, and a moderate and prosperous Middle East will emerge.

We have to help the Reformation win, and to do that we have to fight the Inquisition, i.e., the Wahhabi movement, the Jihad, Al Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist movements.

We have to do it somewhere.

We cannot do it no where. And we cannot do it everywhere at once.

We have created a focal point for the battle now at the time and place of our choosing, in Iraq. Not in New York, not in London, or Paris, or Berlin, but in Iraq, where we did and are doing two very important things:

(1) We deposed Saddam Hussein. Whether Saddam Hussein was directly involved in 9/11 or not, it is indisputed that Saddam has been actively supporting the terrorist movement for decades. Saddam is a terrorist. Saddam is, or was, a weapon of mass destruction, who is responsible for the deaths of probably more than a million Iraqis and two million Iranians.

(2) We created a battle, a confrontation, a flash point, with Islamic terrorism in Iraq. We have focused the battle. We are killing bad guys there, and the ones we get there we won't have to get here, or anywhere else. We also have a good shot at creating a democratic, peaceful Iraq, which will be a catalyst for democratic change in the rest of the Middle East, and an outpost for a stabilizing American military presence in the Middle East for as long as it is needed.
The Euros could have done this, but they didn't, and they won't. We now know that rather than opposing the rise of the Jihad, the French, Germans, and Russians were selling them arms - we have found more than a million tons of weapons and munitions in Iraq. If Iraq was not a threat to anyone, why did Saddam need a million tons of weapons?

And Iraq was paying for French, German, and Russian arms with money skimmed from the UN Oil For Food Program (supervised by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his son) that was supposed to pay for food, medicine, and education, for Iraqi children.

World War II, the war with the German and Japanese Nazis, really began with a "whimper" in 1928. It did not begin with Pearl Harbor. It began with the Japanese invasion of China. It was a war for fourteen years before America joined it. It officially ended in 1945 - a 17 year war - and was followed by another decade of US occupation in Germany and Japan to get those countries reconstructed and running on their own again . . . a 27 year war. World War II cost the United States an amount equal to approximately a full year's GDP - adjusted for inflation, equal to about $12 trillion dollars, WWII cost America more than 400,000 killed in action, and nearly 100,000 still missing in action.

[The Iraq war has, so far, cost the US about $120 billion, which is roughly what 9/11 cost New York. It has also cost about 1,000 American lives, which is roughly 1/3 of the 3,000 lives that the Jihad snuffed on 9/11.]

But the cost of not fighting and winning WWII would have been unimaginably greater - a world now dominated by German and Japanese Nazism.

Americans have a short attention span, now, conditioned I suppose by 30 minute TV shows and 2-hour movies in which everything comes out okay. The real world is not like that. It is messy, uncertain, and sometimes bloody and ugly. Always has been, and probably always will be.

If we do this thing in Iraq successfully, it is probable that the Reformation will ultimately prevail. Many Muslims in the Middle East hope it will. We will be there to support it. It has begun in some countries, Libya, for instance. And Dubai. And Saudi Arabia. If we fail, the Inquisition will probably prevail, and terrorism from Islam will be with us for all the foreseeable future, because the Inquisition, or Jihad, believes they are called by Allah to kill all the Infidels, and that death in Jihad is glorious.

The bottom line here is that we will have to deal with Islamic terrorism until we defeat it, whenever that is. It will not go away on its own. It will not go away if we ignore it.

If the US can create a reasonably democratic and stable Iraq, then we have an "England" in the Middle East, a platform, from which we can work to help modernize and moderate the Middle East. The history of the world is the clash between the forces of relative civility and civilization, and the barbarians clamoring at the gates. The Iraq war is merely another battle in this ancient and never-ending war. And now, for the first time ever, the barbarians are about to get nuclear weapons. Unless we prevent them. Or somebody does.

The Iraq war is expensive, and uncertain, yes. But the consequences of not fighting it and winning it will be horrifically greater. We have four options -

1. We can defeat the Jihad now, before it gets nuclear weapons.

2. We can fight the Jihad later, after it gets nuclear weapons (which may be as early as next year, if Iran's progress on nuclear weapons is what Iran claims it is).

3. We can surrender to the Jihad and accept its dominance in the Middle East, now, in Europe in the next few years or decades, and ultimately in America.

4. Or we can stand down now, and pick up the fight later when the Jihad is more widespread and better armed, perhaps after the Jihad has dominated France and Germany and maybe most of the rest of Europe. It will be more dangerous, more expensive, and much bloodier then.

Yes, the Jihadis say that they look forward to an Islamic America. If you oppose this war, I hope you like the idea that your children, or grandchildren, may live in an Islamic America under the Mullahs and the Sharia, an America that resembles Iran today.

We can be defeatist, as many Democrats and Liberals, peace-activists and anti-war types seem to be, and concede, surrender, to the Jihad, or we can do whatever it takes to win this war against them.

The history of the world is the history of civilizational clashes, cultural clashes. All wars are about ideas, ideas about what society and civilization should be like, and the most determined always win. Those who are willing to be the most ruthless always win. The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

In the 20th century, it was Western democracy vs. communism, and before that Western democracy vs. Nazism, and before that Western democracy vs. German Imperialism. Western democracy won, three times, but it wasn't cheap, fun, nice, easy, or quick. Indeed, the wars against German Imperialism (WWI), Nazi Imperialism (WWII), and communist imperialism (the 40-year Cold War that included the Vietnam Battle, commonly called the Vietnam War, but itself a major battle in a larger war) covered almost the entire century.

The first major war of the 21st Century is the war between Western Judeo/Christian Civilization and Wahhabi Islam. It may last a few more years, or most of this century. It will last until the Wahhabi branch of Islam fades away, or gives up its ambitions for regional and global dominance and Jihad, or until Western Civilization gives in to the Jihad.

Senator John Kerry, in the debates and almost daily, makes 3 specious claims:

1. We went to Iraq without enough troops.

We went with the troops the US military wanted. We went with the troop levels General Tommy Franks asked for. We deposed Saddam in 30 days with light casualties, much lighter than we expected.

The real problem in Iraq is that we are trying to be nice - we are trying to fight the 1% of the population that is Jihadi, and trying to avoid killing the 99% of the population that is not a threat. We could flatten Fallujah in minutes with a flight of B52s, or seconds with one nuclear cruise missile - but we don't. We're trying to do brain surgery, not ampute the patient's head. The Jihadis amputate heads.

2. We went to Iraq with too little planning.

This is a specious argument too, for it supposes that if we had just had "the right plan" the war would have been easy, cheap, quick, and clean. That is not an option. It is a guerrrilla war against a determined enemy, and no such war ever has been or ever will be easy, cheap, quick, and clean. This is not TV.

3. We proved ourselves incapable of governing and providing security.

This too is a specious argument. It was never our intention to govern and provide security. It was our intention from the beginning to do just enough to enable the Iraqis to develop a representative government and their own military and police forces to provide their own security, and that is happening. The US and the Brits and other countries there have trained over 100,000 Iraqi police and military, now, and will have trained more than 200,000 by the end of next year. We are in the process of transitioning operational control for security back to Iraq. It will take time. It will not go with no hitches. This is not TV.

Remember, perspective is everything, and America's schools teach too little history. The Cold war lasted from about 1947 at least until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. Forty-two years. Europe spent the first half of the 19th century fighting Napoleon, and from 1870 to 1945 fighting Germany. World War II began in 1928, lasted 17 years, plus a ten year occupation, and the US still has troops in Germany and Japan. World War II resulted in the death of more than 50 million people, maybe more than 100 million people, depending on which estimates you accept.

The US has taken a little more than 1,000 KIA in Iraq. The US took more than 4,000 KIA on the morning of June 6, 1944, the first day of the Normandy Invasion to rid Europe of Nazi Imperialism. In WWII the US averaged 2,000 KIA a week for four years. Most of the individual battles of WWII lost more Americans than the entire Iraq war has done so far.

But the stakes are at least as high . . . a world dominated by representative governments with civil rights, human rights, and personal freedoms . . . or a world dominated by a radical Islamic Wahhabi movement, by the Jihad, under the Mullahs and the Sharia.

I do not understand why the American Left does not grasp this. Too much TV I guess.
The Liberals are supposed to be in favor of human rights, civil rights, liberty, freedom, and all that. But not for Iraqis, I guess. In America, but nowhere else. 300,000 Iraqi bodies in mass graves in Iraq, not our problem. The US population is about twelve times that of Iraq, so let's multiply 300,000 by twelve. What would you think if there were 3,600,000 American bodies in mass graves in America because of George Bush? Would you want another country to help liberate America?

"Peace Activists" always seem to demonstrate where it's safe and ineffective to do so, in America. Why don't we see Liberal Peace Activists demonstrating in Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, North Korea, in the places in the world that really need peace activism the most?

The Liberals are supposed to be in favor of human rights, civil rights, democracy, multiculturalism, diversity, etc., but if the Jihad wins, wherever the Jihad wins, it is the end of civil rights, human rights, democracy, multiculturalsim, diversity, etc. American Liberals who oppose the liberation of Iraq are coming down on the side of their own worst enemy. If the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism. Everywhere the Jihad wins, it is the death of Liberalism.

And American Liberals just don't get it.

Raymond S. Kraft

More examples of bi-partisan genius

Well, stupidity knows no bounds, and apparently Florida received more that its fair share along with all the hurricane aid: Katherine Harris's Car Trouble.

I think this picture of the suspect says it all:



I'm glad he won't be driving to the polls on Nov. 2. I'm sure Katherine Harris is, too.

But to keep it balanced, here's one from the GOP side of the village: Lake Worth man accused of "political attack" on girlfriend. Apparently he's going to join the Marines once he gets his GED. News flash for him: the only uniform in his future is an orange jumpsuit with "Palm Beach County Jail" stenciled on it. The Marines don't like people who threaten to kill others who aren't the enemy.

There are definitely some villages in Florida who are missing their idiots tonight.

Weapons relocated with Russia's help

This just broke on Drudge Report and Fox News: Russia tied to missing Iraq arms. Apparently the Russian Special Forces, working with Saddam's intelligence bureau, moved the "missing" weapons into Syria before our forces entered Iraq last year. And we were wondering why the Russians were so adamantly opposed to the US going into Iraq. Some "friends" they are, right down there with the French.

Hey Sen. Kerry, put this story in your pipe and smoke it! I wonder what comeback he and his campaign will try and create out of this? It will be amusing to say the least. I truly believe that his campaign is finally going to finish circling the drain with this news. It will be interesting to watch him, his campaign and the old-world media self-destruct over the remaining 5 days of this election cycle.

The lawyers are coming, the lawyers are coming!!!

Well, it looks like the Dems' lawyer attack has begun in, where else, Florida! Here's the story from today's Washington Times: Democrats file 9 suits in Florida. The latest are accusing the state election board of attempting to disenfranchise minority voters. Sounds like this is the first play out of this year's Democratic handbook: if no there's no evidence of wrong-doing, make some up (poor paraphrase). One more example of the strategy of desperation I wrote about recently.

CBS's "60 Minutes" was trying for its own October bombshell:
CBS eyed '60 Minutes' Bush bombshell. Need I say more on this one?

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

One word Kerry analysis/summary

Well, I've been sifting through the numerous stories and analysis pieces of the Kerry happenings of the past several days, and I can summarize them all with one word: desperate.

Why do I say this in one word when everyone else is spending days in discussion and analysis in every medium known to man? Because when all is said and done, desperate is the best word that comes to mind for these actions and their timing, 7 days before the election. Just look at what's happened:

  • Kerry says he met with the entire U.N. Security Council in 2002 before the invasion. The story is debunked by Security Council members so he starts back-pedaling, saying he only met with several members on 2002. Memory lapse? Seeing double the meeting table? Was he even at the UN? I know I'd remember who I spoke to at the UN, but then I'm not running for president.
  • CBS News is offered a missing weapons story from April, 2003, through its "60 Minutes" news program on the Oct. 31 broadcast. Since they can't air it fast enough, the source goes to the New York Times which runs with it, publishing a scathing report highly critical of President Bush and the Iraq war. John Kerry even picks up on it and starts using it in his stump speeches. But NBC News lends some clarity, stating that while the weapons were missing, they were missing before the Marines arrived to secure the compound. Apparently, NBC had several reporters with the troops that arrived at the weapons facility. Those pesky embedded reporters at NBC, always ruining a good fabrication before it can be released, and exposing the shoddy editorial team at the "Old Grey Lady" for what they are: bad creative writers willing to write anything (truthful or not) to sell a story.
  • John Kerry siding today with U.N. officials over the 101st Airborne Division about the missing weapons. He places more faith in the "one-world" model and the U.N. bureaucrats than he does in the military that he has not only trashed in the past, but now hopes to command in a week. This really doesn't sound like a good mix or a morale booster for our troops. No wonder the majority of our military supports President Bush and his re-election.

When you add all these together, you get failing campaign and discredited media outlet (or two) trying anything possible to get the horse they've backed into the winner's circle. And the means that they're using reek of desperation and grasping at anything to use as a life-ring as their ship sinks into the choppy sea of this election cycle. Unfortunately, the horse they've backed is completely exhausted and no amount of whipping will get force it to cross the finish line. And the life-ring was pulled back out of the water by the people at NBC, CNN, and other media outlets once the truth was exposed; the sink or swim game has become "sink” only.

Because of all this, I think that "desperate" is a great summarization of the state of the Kerry campaign.

Better & safer in four years?

Here are a couple of great commentary pieces from today's Wall Street Journal:

  • The Patriot Act: Wise Beyond Its Years, a great piece by John Ashcroft about the benefits of the Patriot Act and why, even with its faults, it was a much needed piece of law enforcement reform legislation.
  • Stick to the Basics: Written by Michael J. Boskin, this is a great primer about economic theory with some good historical reference points included to make it relevant to the current economic state of the nation. Its primary thrust is the analysis and debunking of John Kerry's economic plan and why, if he is elected, these policies will be detrimental to the continued growth of our economy.
Both articles give some great insight to a couple of the key issues of the current campaign and are a must read in the last few days before the election. If these articles don't convince you of who the right choice is on Nov. 2, just ask yourself, "Under John Kerry, will I be in better shape & safer four years from now than I am now?"

Monday, October 25, 2004

Dems registering terrorists in Ohio

Well, the Dems continue to amaze me. Just when you think they can't get any lower, they drop the floor a little more: Dems Register al-Qiada Terrorists in Ohio Voter Drive.

It looks like ACORN just keeps playing their same old game. First in Colorado by paying for voter registrations, prompting hundreds of fraudulent registrations and an investigation by Secretary of State Donnetta Davidson's office. Now they've exported their sordid proactices to Ohio, where they're now registering terrorists/illegal aliens and convicted felons to vote. This is just another example of how low the Democrats will stoop in order to try and cheat their way to victory.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Victory for election law

Here's a big victory for the rule of law in elections: Ohio Provisional Ballot Ruling Reversed. It looks like the courts have finally begun to see the light and let election law stand and work as intended. This will definitely help to reduce the chance of voter fraud this year.

Besides, if you're so stupid as to go to the wrong place to vote when its printed right on your voter registration card, I don't think that your ballot should count. I'm not a big fan of provissional ballots in the first place; it just opens the process up to fraud and obfuscation. Its not that hard to register correctly to vote in the first place. And if you need to vote somewhere other than at a polling place, then reqest an absentee ballot, vote and mail it back. This is not a hard or complicated process and it has worked for over 225 years, so why all the confusion about it now? If someone from another country can figure out our voting process, I think that everyone who lives here should be able to understand it. Just more food for thought.

Voter intimidation starting in Florida already

Well folks, the bullying, intimidation and cheating is starting in Florida, according to this story in the Sun-Sentinel: Early Voting Brings Cries of Bullying. It looks like the Dems and their supporters are living up to their reputation of cheating and doing anything else possible to bully their way back into office.

Where's Jimmy Carter and his gaggle of election monitors when we need him? Oh wait, he's on his way back from Venezuela where he was certifying their elections as valid and fair. Funny, that country is now descending into communist chaos and anarchy after his stamp of approval. Just imagine what would happen here with his seal of "approval". Not a pretty picture in my mind.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Disturbing financial news about student debt

I saw this story in today's Lincoln [NE] Journal-Star about collegiate student debt: College grads packing on more debt.

The reason I find this disturbing is because these students are leaving college already in bondage to banks, finance companies and credit cards before they've even started their working careers. This is not a good position to be in, and I know from personal experience with credit cards that it is not a fun place to be. Unfortunately, students are no longer taught financial management and responsibility in school any more, and most of the programs that are out there are sponsored by banks and credit card companies. Add to this that college students are bombarded from day one by on-campus solicitations by these companies, and you have a recipie for financial disaster.

My thought on this is that we don't need to be enlsaving out children to massive amounts of debt in their youth. Instead, we need to educate ourselves and our children to break the cycle of indebtedness and being "normal" and get on the path to financial freedom. This is a lesson that we can pass on to our children for their own future success and happiness.

Check out this site: The Dave Ramsey Show. He's a great speaker and talk-show host who deals with these issues and educating people on getting out of debt and building wealth. Once you hear his show, you'll be hooked and on the way to changing your attitude about money and debt. He's led me and several friends to financial freedom, so check him out.

Kerry flip-flops again; and a clear postiton this year

Just in from Yahoo News, a new shipment of flip-flops from the indecisive senator:

Kerry Backs Anti-Terror Act, Shifting Stance

Just goes to show that he and his handlers are grabbing at any straw to try and eke out a win on Nov. 2.

In other news, here's someone who definitely has a clear position on the candidates:

Early Voting

Thanks to Yahoo Photos for this one. I guess his vote has been cast. Good doggie!

Friday, October 22, 2004

Good articles from Hugh today

Here are a couple of good articles from Hugh Hewitt today:

Mama T on Moms

Bush is looking good!

Once again, Hugh is right on with his analysis and commentary on the issues.

Ann Coulter gets "sweet" reception.

Here are a couple of stories abotu Ann Coulter getting pie-ed at the Univeristy of Arizona yesterday (linked from Drudge Report):

Two Arrested for Hurling Pies At Ann Coulter...

'From that far away they can't even hit me?'


THE ASSAILANTS...

Looks like more disgruntled liberals more interested in mischief than in getting an education. And they look like such great candidates for the "Future Leaders of America" club!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Go Terry Go!

Well, THK’s done it again. She’s gone and put her foot in her and her husband’s mouth again with her blatant insult to Mrs. Bush and the mothers of America by saying that Mrs. Bush has never held a real job since she became an adult. To add insult to injury, the attempts at an apology and the subsequent back-pedaling have only made matters worse for her and Johnny, trying to say that she “forgot” about Mrs. Bush’s teaching & library career and her raising of the Bush twins by saying that Mrs. Bush hasn’t held a “real job” since she married the future President.

She hasn’t held a “real job”? To see a prime example of that statement, all THK needs to do is look in the mirror. She hasn’t held a real job in her life. THK was educated in Switzerland and France, worked as an interpreter at the UN in the early 1960’s, married ketchup magnate and Senator Heinz, became a Republican, and the rest is history, never needing to work again in her life. After Sen. Heinz’s death in 1991, she went on to marry Sen. Kerry in 1995 and, feeling guilty about being wealthy, became a liberal Democrat and started attacking the very system that allowed her to become wealthy. Making your way through life and becoming successful through key marriages is not what I or the majority would call hard work.

Take the majority of women who she’s insulted though, and you’ll find a different view of a “real job”. Most women in recent history have gone to college and beyond and have built successful careers before stepping off the treadmill into the role of mother, arguably the most misunderstood, thankless and least recognized of all jobs in the world. Sure many of these women can close deals with the best, but that doesn’t compare to raising children and being a homemaker. My own mother did this, giving up a teaching career when I was born so that she could stay home and raise her child. Try telling her that she didn’t have a real job and she’ll tear into you for an hour, making you wish you’d call Arnold a girlie man instead! And this is a goal that my wife and I share when we start having children: bringing her home so that she can raise our children at home instead of in a day-care or socialized school environment.

Statements like these just prove how far out of touch THK and her husband are with mainstream America and our values. We’re not all aspiring to be East Coast intellectual elitists sneering down our noses at those who perform the majority of work in this country, thus the majority of Americans find it extremely hard to relate to the Kerry’s. More people can relate to President & Mrs. Bush because of their down-to-earth values, honesty, and having more in common with the middle class than their opponents.

However, I have just one thing to say to THK (and John, too): Keep flapping your lips, making those insults against spouses and children, and continuing to try and portray yourselves as “common” people. Why? Because each time you do brings us one gaffe closer to George & Laura renewing their lease on the White House for another four-year term.

Go Terry Go!!!!

Another great link about Iraq

Great videos that will never be aired by the mainstream media: Voices of Iraq.

Another site that broadcasts the truth from the mouths and hearts of the Iraqi people.

Be vewy, vewy quiet, I'm hunting votes...

Well, Kerry's done it again, pandering to gun owners in Ohio. What's really funny is that while his two companions are coming out with a goose each, Kerry's coming out gooseless, giving confusing commands to the dog in tow. To quote Generalissiomo, "He looks like a French Elmer Fudd!"

It was just reported that he also went hunting for votes later in the day. I hope he was equally successful with that hunting trip as he was with the morning's, and he didn't even need a gun or to get dirty. Just imagine what THK must be saying when he gets home, I'm sure that it would boggle the mind.

Rebellious West Virginia strikes again

Hot off the wire from West Virginia, their rebellious nature lives on: West Virginia Elector Might Leave Bush.

Hopefully this won't effect the election, but every vote does count in the Electoral College.

Sorry about the lack of blogging, but I'm back on travel again, blogging this week from the Star City, Linclon, NE, home of the Cornhuskers. I'm going to get caught up this week and thought I get back in the groove with the small story above. Just wait until I take on THK and her slander of Mrs. Bush and all mothers, it should be a fun ride.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Debate Three: The Return of Bush

Well, the last debate of the season has just ended, and Bush came out the clear winner of this one. He was prepared and went on the attack from the beginning, forcing Kerry to backpedal on some issues and go on the defensive for most of the debate. I'm watching the commentary and Bush is already coming out on top across the board. This will definitely help boost his numbers in the polls and be a great launch point for the final 2-1/2 weeks of this campaign.

I'm not going to do a play-by-play analysis of the debate; instead, I'm going to ask that you visit Hugh Hewitt's site as he did a live breakdown of the questions. He also has a great final commentary on tonight's debate and echos my sentiments on the outcome.

Bush has a great head start for the final 2-1/2 half weeks coming out of this debate. He was invigorating and well-prepared for this debate and was able to trounce Kerry because of this. There isn't much that Kerry can do to come after the President except for using the same old tired arguments and recycled stump speeches. The electorate will read him like a cheap novel and will choose accordingly on Nov. 2. The force is with Bush now.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Kerry blames Bush for vaccine shortage

In this morning's Washington Times was the following story: Kerry faults Bush for shortage of flu vaccine. Looks like the Kerry campaign is trying to blame Bush for anything it can to try and gain an edge and cheat his way to victory. What's next, blame for typhoid and rabies? Get real John, these cheap tricks just won't work with a savvy and educated electorate such as ours; the can read you just like a cheap novel.

Terrorists a nuisance?

According to multiple sources this morning, Sen. Kerry's goal in the GWOT is to reduce the threat of terrorists the level of "nuisance". He must be going to rework the threat level indicator with "nuisance" as a new level, maybe with the color grey to indicate a vague and shifting position!

Folks, this is absolutely absurd. Terrorists are not a nuisance, but a definite threat to our nation and way of life, and they have made no bones about working toward the goal of destroying both. President Bush recognizes this and and is working toward the goal of eliminating the terrorist threat. Kerry is still living in the past and pulling an ostrich move, burying his head in the sand and saying that he doesn't see the threat around him. Once again proof that he is not the person to lead America in this new war and new era of global instability and growing threats.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Musings on the debates and other stuff

Well, I'm finally able to get a post in here and bring the blog up to date. I've been inundated with items that have had to take priority, such as houseguests, work commitments and packing to move to our new house. Yes, my friends, The Fetching Mrs. Morrison and I have bought a house in beautiful Front Royal, VA, about an hour west of Metro D.C. and definitely a world away. I went out there yesterday to the annual Festival of Leaves parade and street fair, and met up with the local representatives of the GOP for some small time fun and entertainment. I was not disappointed by the festival or the GOP people I met; I know that we made a good choice for living in the D.C. area and for our relaxation on the weekends.

Now onto the big events of the past two weeks: the debates. I know that the media and the blogosphere have been dissecting the debates from every angle, so I'm not going to try and analyze each one in excrutiating detail. Instead, I'm going to give my own personal insight about the winners/losers of the debates and why I think so.
  • Debate One: Bush v. Kerry. The winner: a draw. Neither candidate edged out the other or won a competitive advantage. President Bush kept hammering his message home through repetition, which is the key for any good politician to win an election. However, his lack of presence and poor facial expressions cost him any advantage that his message might have given him. Senator Kerry presented us with the same old flip-flop positions on the issues and tried to make us all believe that we are still fighting the Vietnam War, so he gave us nothing new. However, he is more comfortable in with speaking from a podium, and was able to use this to his advantage, projecting himself and an air of confidence to the audience. Even so, he was not able to gain an advantage over President Bush due to his lack of a clear message. Thus, the debate was a zero-sum game, even if the media polls of 600 people do show Kerry gaining on President Bush after this debate.
  • Debate Two: Cheney v. Edwards. The winner: Cheney by a landslide. The Vice Presidential debate is usually viewed with less seriousness due to the nature of the position: it is largely ceremonial with two official duties, President of the Senate and filling the Office of the President when the President is incapacitated. However, it does give the public a chance to meet the nominees and see what their views on the issues are. And V.P. Cheney gave us exactly what we wanted: a man whose steadfast convictions do not waver in the face of adversity or for the sake of poll results. He responded to Gwen Ifil's questions with a certainty and specifics that not one person could doubt or dispute. Contrast that with Sen. Edwards and his responses to the questions: evasive and indirect at best, showing that the skills he honed as a trial lawyer are his best and only asset. When asked for specifics, he dodged and danced while providing vague generalities; mostly, he said that they "have a plan" but failed to disclose what those plans are. But he does have a dazzling smile, and that's all a future V.P. really needs, isn't it? When you're one step removed from the Presidency, substance is definitely more desirable than superficial looks.
  • Debate Three: Bush v. Kerry. The winner: Bush by a hair. I didn't get a chance to see this on t.v.; instead, I listened to it on the radio while stuck in Beltway traffic. I must say that this was the most spirited debate so far. Both candidates were able to get some good jabs in at each other and became feisty at times, especially Pres. Bush when Kerry made some scathing and inaccurate comments. Bush definitely had the advantage in this debate: he's more comfortable when he can walk around and interact directly with the audience. He was also able to project himself better without having a podium for him to use as a crutch, a definite advantage in this debate. He was also well prepared for the questions from the audience, answering them with specifics and staying on course with his message. Kerry, on the other hand, was supposed to be at a disadvantage in this debate style, but he was surprisingly well-prepared and seemed comfortable with the setting; his handlers definitely spent a lot of time prepping him for this debate and it showed in his presence and audience interaction. This is where it ended for Kerry, though. As the questions were asked, his responses were more of the same vague generalities and talk of "plans" for dealing with Iraq, the economy, job growth, tax cuts, the GWOT, etc. As the debate wore on and Kerry couldn't hold his own against Pres. Bush, he launched into a series of attacks against Bush which were part design, part desperation. Either way, it was a desperate act by a desperate man who sees his chance at the Presidency slipping away daily, despite what the polls are reporting. And because of this, Bush wins the debate.
Well friends, you have my thoughts on the debates to date. However, let me put them in context: I don't believe that the debates hold any real merit for the campaigns anymore, especially in the Internet age. They are more a requirement of the old media, a way for the networks to try and maintain a level of relevance in the electoral process. Given the CBS fiasco, the fact that there isn't a single conservative moderator in any debate and that the sponsoring agency is a liberal think-tank, I don't feel that there is much that is objective about the whole debate process. Even so, Pres. Bush and his team are handling the process with great skill and solid preparation, and I think that this will help him defeat the odds and come out ahead in the final debate on Wed. and in the election in 23 days.