Saturday, July 26, 2003

The New French, same as the Old French

The new French, same as the old French

Through several different people, such as Lee from Right Thinking, come a list of 112 Gripes about the French. The kicker? It was written in 1945. Nice to see things haven't changed much. We should have let the Germans keep that country.

I could go on a French bashing spree, but I'll just let you read the list.

Friday, July 25, 2003

Charles Krauthammer explains how much the Middle East region has improved since 9/11 thanks to the determination of W. It is this determination that the Democrats want to destroy. The future safety of America depends upon taming the flames that smolder in the Middle East by helping the forces of freedom shed the shackles of tyranny (As we did in Iraq with no help from the Democratic Party).

The caveat, as Krauthammer says, is that "it all hinges on success in Iraq. On America's not being driven out of Iraq the way it was driven out of Lebanon and Somalia -- which is what every terrorist and every terrorist state wants to see happen. And with everything at stake, what is the left doing? Everything it can to undermine the enterprise. By implying both that it was launched fraudulently (see yellowcake) and, alternately, that it has ensnared us in a hopeless quagmire."

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Oftentimes, the spoiled brats on the left, just make you laugh. Lefty George Gedda over at the AP actually wrote an article that the deaths of Odai and Qusay were in violation of the executive order ban on political assassination, a law the Bush administration has chosen to not enforce. Is this all they can come up with? Even the wackos on the left who are elected are pushing this. Rep Charles Rangel said so on Hannity & Colmes last night. Who votes for these jackasses?

Somehow I doubt any serious person in America was blaming the allies for Hitler's suicide. If the Left's complaining about the killing of these two murderous rapists does not show you how decayed and addled a good 35% of America has become, I do not know what will. That sane people vote to have these degenerates run our country is simply stunning.

If you want a good legal analysis of Rangel and Gedda's assertion check out The Volokh Conspiracy.
Does anyone remember the vice presidential debate in 2000 when VP Cheney made Joe Lieberman look like a tongue-twisted pig-tailed school girl? Here Lieberman had the advantage of running off of a record that included record prosperity and relative peace, but Cheney made what the left-wing mainstream press calls, "the conscious of the Senate" look like a child. I remember being very impressed and energized as Cheney articulated the argument against liberalism like no one had done for years.

Well, the word is that Cheney is giving a speech tomorrow where he will respond to all the irresponsible Jackals criticizing Bush and the defense of America's strategic interests. I hope this is the case as the administration has waited far too long to respond to the lies coming from the jihadists on the Left. If Cheney will respond on Thursday, two things are certain:

1. He will expose the whining Democrats who disparage Bush and the war for the mindless, politically obsessed irresponsible hacks that they are; and

2. The mainstream press will barely cover the substance of his speech.

If I can catch his speech, I will respond soon afterward.

The mind of a progressive

This has probably been blogged to death, but it's still got me so pissed off that I can't see strait.

For those who don't know, there are a few Berkleyites who felt the urge to try to find out what made a person conservative.

Now, let's try to forget the slant and bias of two uber-liberals from Berkley trying to point out what makes one conservative. Let's try to overlook the waste of money on a study that does absolutely nothing. And let's try to accept the fact that these two "academics" have probably never met a conservative in their soft, cushy, non-working lives. Let's check out the points that they THINK make someone conservative.

1) Fear and aggression
2) Dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity
3) Uncertainty avoidance
4) Need for cognitive closure
5) Terror management

Well, to say the least, all the liberals are in one big self-congradulatory circle jerk, nodding their heads and saying "Mmm-hmmm, I knew it all along!" While the anger that this display of arrogance, condesention, and outright idiocy has made a good portion of the country spitting mad. However, there was someone who could put it into words much better than me. The Imperial Paladin. And he came out with a few points of his own, on what makes a person liberal.

1) Hatred of the United States of America
2) Complete support for the "Palestinian Arab" point of view
3) Belief in suicide bombing as a legitimate means of political self-expression
4) Inability to make an actual decision on what is good or bad
5) Appreciation of the terrorist point of view on 9/11
6) Hatred of anyone from the West who expresses a desire of self-defense

And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Now I ask you, after watching the protests of the past year, and looking at the people rioting and screaming and acting like loons.....

Can you say that he's wrong?
I want to take an opportunity to compliment the individuals that contribute to this blog. The struggle for accuracy in information undertaken by my fellow right-wing-wackos has resulted in some excellent contributions. I appreciate the opportunity to join you in this endeavor.

David recently posted some stuff I want to emphasize. First, he makes a very astute observation regarding our liberal opponents incessant claim that President Bush told the nation that Saddam was an immenent threat. It is entirely baseless. The President never made the claim. Rather he made it perfectly clear that we should not allow the situation to develope into one where Saddam could pose an "immenent threat". Take the opportunity to challenge the next liberal you catch perputating this lie, to cite one time "the President told us that Saddam was an immenent threat". As I said, David already covered this. I just felt it deserved a little more daylight.

The other topic David mentions (and I wish to add to) in the same post, is the DNC ad assailing G.W.'s SOTU address comment: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."........Oh but wait. The DNC ad plays a clip of that statement......not the whole statement. NO. The clip begins with the word "Saddam". Why wouldn't they play a video clip of the entire sentence from beginning to end? It was done to intentionally mislead the audience to believe that the President had made a statement of fact unsupported by any other source than the one that has come under scrutiny. They don't want to remind you that Tony Blair still stands by that statement. Michael Moore-on would be proud. Perhaps he even helped to craft this nugget of liberal subterfuge. ;) And of course Terry McAuliffe must be pleased that CNN’s Woodruff Fails to Point Out Distortion in the DNC Ad She Plays. This is yet another example of the morally vacuous tactics liberals use to dupe those who are as yet oblivious to their nature and their methods. It is our responsibilty to use the examples they provide us to educate those that will listen. Do not allow yourselves to depreciate the effectiveness of these tactics. Recognize them and swiftly confront anyone who perpetuates them with the truth!

The Valiant Elephant

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

If Republicans in the largest state in the Union tried something like this, it would be all over the mainstream press. Let's see if this is even covered.
Yahoo! News - Open Mic Catches California Democrats: "Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their words around the Capitol, Assembly Democrats meeting behind closed doors debated prolonging California's budget crisis for political gain. "
Talk about good news:

Let D.C. Try Vouchers ( "We all know D.C. public schools need improvement. According to the most recent census, the District spends $10,852 per student annually -- the third highest level of per-pupil spending in the nation -- yet test scores lag far behind. In the most recent math and reading assessments administered by the National Assessment of Educational Progress:
• Seventy-six percent of D.C. fourth-graders performed below grade level in math, and only 10 percent read proficiently.
• Seventy-seven percent of eighth-graders performed below grade level in math, and only 12 percent were proficient in reading.
Based on the substantial amount of money pumped into the schools and the resultant test scores, I do not believe that money alone is going to solve the problem. This is why I believe the District should be allowed to try this pilot -- particularly for the sake of its low-income students."

This is the first crack in the damn of the unholy alliance between the teachers' unions and the Democratic Party which has worked to imprison poor children in one of the most anti-consumer monopolies: government schools. Someday, the simple notion of competition will free the poor who actually want to succeed from a decadent public school system that in many places has been destroyed by left-wing social engineering and teacher union inspired job protectionism.

Dianne Feinstein deserves some credit for breaking away from the teachers' lobby and the liberal establishment. She finally recognizes what many of us realized long ago, that the problems in public education cannot be solved by money because they are systemic and go to the heart of leftist teachers' union racket that has damaged the public school system since, at least, the 1960s.

The news that Qusai and Odai Hussein have been killed in a raid by Special Forces and the 101st Airborne is not only great news for Americans, the troops, and Iraqis, but it is terrible news for the Democrats who have been whining about the war and relying on American failure and death for their political success.

I wonder if the loony Jackals on the Left will claim that these two butchers were killed on false pretenses when they make their next mad rush to the cameras.

Here is just a little information about Odai and Qusay Hussein:

"Iraqi exiles say Odai murdered at will and tortured with zeal, and routinely ordered his guards to snatch young women off the street so he could rape them. The London-based human-rights group Indict said Odai ordered prisoners to be dropped into acid baths as punishment."

"Qusai also oversaw Iraq's notorious detention centers and is believed to have initiated "prison cleansing" — a means of relieving severe overcrowding in jails with arbitrary killings. Citing testimony from former Iraqi intelligence officers and other state employees, New York-based Human Rights Watch said several thousand inmates were executed at Iraq's prisons over the past several years."

The troops deserve a lot of our gratitude for doing a great job. The least we can do is fight back against those forces back home who demoralize them in an attempt to destroy our country's will and President Bush.

If you anti-Bush, anti-war left wingers had your way, these two sickos would still be raping women, torturing Iraqis, and dropping innocents into acid baths. You should be ashamed of yourselves for carping and making disingenuous claims about the causes for this war. Your ideas are not only dangerous for Iraqis, but Americans as well.
Due to a lack of time this morning, I will provide the links for a few posts on Andrew Sullivan's blog that are as clear and reasoned as you can find.

Here is Andrew's response to the BUSH LIED!!!!! lobbyists.

In this one, Sullivan provides some evidence he has found that points to what most of us already know, that the mainstream media's depiction of what is going on in Iraq leans heavily toward the foreboding and less toward the truth.
Navy to Puerto Rico: Bye bye!

Remember all the screaming and fussing over the Navy's bombing range in PR? Well the Lefties won that battle. No more bombing. Yay. Until the brain-dead twits were reminded of one cold hard fact.

If you take away the purpose of a military installation, the military will leave, since they have no reason to stay.

Here's a few choice quotes:

Rep. Serrano, (D) NY - "I think it's punishment" for the protests, Mr. Serrano said. "We are being punished for winning an issue against the federal government. The Navy said, 'Oh yeah. We're going to fix you. We're going to close the base.' "

Acevedo-Vila spokesman Paul Weiss would not disclose what kind of aid will be sought for Puerto Rico, and still held out hope the Navy would reconsider "rushing away from such a strategic location."

Idiots. No, scratch that, these wastes of oxygen are so sand-poundingly idiotic and ignorant that I'm struggling to find ways to describe them without cussing a blue streak that would make a sailor blush! What the hell do you mean "rushing away from a strategic location"? YOU'VE MADE IT SO IT WASN'T STRATEGIC ANY MORE, YOU BLOVIATING ASSHAT! How much longer are we going to suffer a group of politicians who are so blindly ignorant to what the military needs and does? How much longer are we going to suffer the blunderings of elected idiots who can't even connect the dots? How much longer will we suffer the fools who cannot understand actions and their consequences? If you were to gather the total IQ of the Donks who were screaming about the Navy's eeeeeeeeeeevil bombing range, you wouldn't have brain power enough to tie your own shoes! People like Rep. Serrano have the mental capacity of a rutabega for thinking that we're going to spend HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to keep a base open when we cannot use it for any real reason! If these representatives are any real indication of the people who elected them, then we need to cut off that section of the country and let it die, because these jerks are too stupid to be allowed to steal my oxygen!

Let me spell this out in very plain terms, for all those people screeching because of this base closure.

The single reason for that base being there was to support the bombing training range. When you removed the reason for that base, the USA no longer needed to keep troops there. Therefore, the base is being closed. It. Is. That. Simple.

(hat tip to RNS)

As an aside to the people of Puerto Rico: Either shit or get off the pot. Become a state, or become your own country. One or the other, please, but you've become too accustomed to the USA giving you everything you want, without having to pay for it.
"The Neal Boortz Commencement Speech"

You've never heard it, but you should. Neal Boortz is a Conservative/Libertarian radio talk show host based out of Atlanta. Of course, he has never been invited to speak at a University commencement, but he still has a speech written for that day, if it ever happens. You must click on this link and read this speech. Print it out and save it. It is one of the best summations of Liberal and Conservative philosophies that you will ever see.

I am honored by the invitation to address you on this august occasion. It's about time. Be warned, however, that I am not here to impress you; you'll have enough smoke blown your way today. And you can bet your tassels I'm not here to impress the faculty and administration.

You may not like much of what I have to say, and that's fine. You will remember it though. Especially after about 10 years out there in the real world. This, it goes without saying, does not apply to those of you who will seek your careers and your fortunes as government employees.

This gowned gaggle behind me is your faculty. You’ve heard the old saying that those who can - do. Those who can't - teach. That sounds deliciously insensitive. But there is often raw truth in insensitivity, just as you often find feel-good falsehoods and lies in compassion. Say good-bye to your faculty because now you are getting ready to go out there and do. These folks behind me are going to stay right here and teach....

Monday, July 21, 2003

The stunning daily hypocrisy of the Left is yet again difficult to deny. The Democrats have been lying to America with raging frequency for the better part of 3 decades. A left-leaning media has covered for their lies, which only enabled more lying. Finally, a more diverse media marketplace (yet hardly balanced) calls Democrats on their lies and deceptions, the same sorts of lies they used to get away with. As a result, the Left has been losing elections both on the local and federal level. Moreover, the Dems are on to this and have attacked Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly because they have the temerity to actually call them on their lies. The left expected that the days of the media looking the other way in the face of their mendacious words would simply continue. Thankfully, the internet empowers those of us without the vast resources of a media empire to expose the lies of the Left. It took me less than 5 minutes to find the goods that expose another lie the Left is peddling that has been annoying me for a week or so now.

With more and more frequency, the Jackals on the Left are attacking the credibility of W by making the claim that W scared the public with the warning that Iraq represented an imminent threat and that we now know, since no WMDs have yet been discovered, that there was no imminent threat. This is not only an outrageous lie, but it is a convenient one since it is the flip side of an argument the Left used against the war a few months ago. Of course, the mainstream media will never call the Left on their brutal deception even though it takes only a few minutes to see how dishonest they are. Bush never said the threat was imminent; in fact, he took on those who used the non-imminence of the threat from Iraq as an argument against the war in his State of the Union speech from this year. The same speech the Left has hysterically been parsing looking for a way to call W a liar.

Look toward the bottom of the speech text and you will find the following:

"Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words and all recriminations would come too late."

Remember this? Bush said, in fact, that waiting for the threat to become imminent is reckless and irresponsible, yet the Left now claims that Bush tried to scare us by imploring how imminent the threat actually was. Don't believe me? You don't think the Dems have a bent for dishonesty that has become institutionalized because the media has not called them on it for decades? Well then start listening, I know it's like fingernails on a chalkboard, to the various Dems on television. You will notice they subtly throw out the notion that Bush falsely stated the threat was imminent. This is done to slowly but surely change the public perception to believe that Bush did indeed press the imminence of the threat from Saddam. The Dems have done this so many times. From "it's just about sex" to cover perjury in a civil rights sexual harassment lawsuit to having their operatives throwing out military ballots in Florida while claiming that "Bush stole the election" a claim they could never substantiate but have convinced millions of its veracity.
And if you still think I do not have the facts correct, then check this out from the DNC. This is an ad by the DNC now running in Wisconsin.
There is your proof folks. If you don't realize that the left is gravely more dishonest than they are even accusing Bush of, you simply are not paying attention. They do this on issue after issue after issue. They have absolutely no integrity. They will willingly put the country at risk for the sake of their own ambitions of power. They need to be marginalized until they figure out how to be political leaders and value America at the same time.

The "Unbiased" Media

From Townhall and The Tocquevillian Magazine, comes this nifty little article by Michelle Malkin. Imagine if you will the Intelligence of Ann Coulter, without the bullshit or spite, and a whole lot better looking (IMHO). That's Michelle. Anyways, it seems the Old Grey Lady has been caught with her pants down and exposed for the hypocritical waste of paper and ink that they are. Yet again. Go. Read. Now.

And since I've brought up the Tocquevillian Magazine, there's an nifty piece in there as well that sums up the feeling of "flyover country". Definately worth a look-see.
I just can't understand where those silly Conservatives keep getting this idea about "Liberal media"

CNN had a hilarious story this weekend about a new "trend" in America: Americans moving to Canada, because America is just "too Conservative"! (an actual statement from the article). To illustrate this trend, CNN found a whopping 3 Liberals, yes that's right, 3 people who are leaving the US to live in the big government utopian fantasyland to the North. One of them is a puppeteer (yes, that's right, a puppeteer), and another is a guy who is still in college (America looks better once you start paying taxes and stuff). The article also quotes another guy as saying: "Canada has an opportunity to define itself as a leader. In some ways, it's now closer to American ideals than America is." (Apparently, gun confiscation and high taxes are American ideals -- does anyone actually think that the country will miss this dope?)

The best part of the article is the end, where it nonchalantly mentions an interesting fact: "But every year since 1977, more Canadians have emigrated to the United States than vice versa -- the 2001 figures were 5,894 Americans moving north, 30,203 Canadians moving south. ". That means that Canadians moving South outnumbered Americans moving North by a ratio of 5 to 1. CNN gleefully writes a story about three people moving out of America because it is "too Conservative". I wonder when they will get around to writing a story about some of the tens of thousands of people who leave Canada because it is "too Liberal".

Biased story? Nahhhh. Where would someone get that kind of silly idea?

Sunday, July 20, 2003

It is amazing how over two weeks of madness coming from the Democratic Party and the leftist media can be summed up in Bill Kristol's latest. It has taken some time for the mainstream of the Democratic Party to fully represent their growing fringe element, but the conversion appears to be complete.
Bush Suckers the Democrats: "God knows the Bush administration is not beyond criticism for either its prewar planning or its execution of postwar reconstruction efforts. And it would be a valuable contribution to our politics if such criticism were mounted by the Democratic party--acting as an intelligent, loyal opposition. But it's a free country, and if the Democrats prefer instead to act as a pathologically disgruntled lunatic fringe, then it'll be their problem more than anyone else's. "

Some fun to lighten your Sunday

From RNS, we learn that the Democrats are acting like spoiled petulant children. Excuse me, Rep. Stark, but the rest of us have learned that calling someone a fruitcake and challenging them with "'Oh, you think you are big enough to make me, you little wimp? Come over here and make me. I dare you,'" isn't grown up behavior.

The left has had their way for far too long. Their temper tantrums and childish displays are proof of that. My disgust and contempt for the Democratic Party grows with each passing day.

Also from RNS comes the Top Five Gun Myths, now full of holes. Copy this info down, because I don't know how long it will be there. Copy it, print it, keep it handy. And then spread it around. More guns, less crime. More info, hopefully less GWF's.

For those of you who weren't in the middle of a blazing hot field, working your ass off and sweating water you couldn't afford to lose, I'm sure you watched Tony Blair's speech. If, like me, you couldn't, you can find the text of it here.

And last but not least, if you don't read National Review Online, at least take time to read Jay Nordlinger's Impromptus. You can get more good info from that man in thirty seconds that you can on some news pages all day long.

Saddam's Terrorist Ties

Gee, now that the Butcher of Bagdad is gone, it seems that certain terrorist groups don't have the funding they used to.

The Left loves to scream that there's no proof that Saddam supported terrorism. "There's no proof! Other than Salman Pak, there's no proof! I mean, other than Salman Pak, and the $25,000 he was giving to families of suicide bombers, there's no proof! I mean, other than....." (ect., ect., ad infinitum)

Does anyone else feel like they're in a bad spin-off of Monty Python's "Spanish Inqusition" skit?