Tuesday, October 31, 2006

John Kerry still "supporting" the troops.

I could have done without all of Allahpundit's qualifiers, even though he's right, because it takes away from the fact high probability that this is exactly what Kerry thinks. My evidence is that I talk to moonbats every day and they would say that Kerry is being too kind because he left out that they were also deranged criminals.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Great analysis by James Taranto-Dems outsmart themselves

How to Keep Your Base at Home
"Despite a generally buoyant Democratic Party nationally," the New York Times reports, "there are worries among Democratic strategists in some states that blacks may not turn up at the polls in big enough numbers because of disillusionment over past shenanigans." What shenanigans would those be? The paper explains:

"This notion that elections are stolen and that elections are rigged is so common in the public sphere that we're having to go out of our way to counter them this year," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist. . . .

Democrats' worries are backed up by a Pew Research Center report that found that blacks were twice as likely now than they were in 2004 to say they had little or no confidence in the voting system, rising to 29 percent from 15 percent.

And more than three times as many blacks as whites--29 percent versus 8 percent--say they do not believe that their vote will be accurately tallied.

Voting experts say the disillusionment is the cumulative effect of election problems in 2000 and 2004, and a reaction to new identification and voter registration laws.

Who exactly made the notion that elections are stolen or rigged "so common in the public sphere"? Wouldn't that be the Democrats, who never got over their grudge over Al Gore's photo-finish loss in 2000, who preposterously claimed Ohio was stolen in 2004, and who are already warning that if they don't do as well as they expect this year, it will be because of Republican dirty tricks?

Given that many of the Dems' complaints are made in expressly racial terms--e.g., blacks were disfranchised in Florida, or a requirement to show ID to vote is racist--why should it be surprising that blacks are more "disillusioned" than whites?

Furthermore, isn't there something patronizing about the whole complaint? Many Republicans in Washington state believe that the Democrats stole the razor-thin 2004 governor's race there, but does anyone think a New York Times reporter will go to Walla Walla and write a sympathetic piece about white conservative voters who are so disillusioned that they plan to stay away from the polls?

It seems to us that the real problem here is that the Democrats have outsmarted themselves. By creating the false impression that black voters are victims, they have discouraged blacks from going to the polls.

Real torture is having a choice between jumping 110 stories to your death or staying where you are and burning to death

Cheney was then asked: "Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives?"

The vice president responded: "It's a no-brainer for me, but for a while there, I was criticized as being the vice president 'for torture.' We don't torture. That's not what we're involved in."

Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, took issue with Cheney's remarks, issuing a statement saying: "What's really a no-brainer is that no U.S. official, much less a vice president, should champion torture. Vice President Cheney's advocacy of water-boarding sets a new human rights low at a time when human rights is already scraping the bottom of the Bush administration barrel."

Late Friday, Cheney told reporters aboard Air Force Two: "I have said that the interrogation program for a selected number of detainees is … one of the most valuable intelligence programs we have. I believe it has allowed us to prevent terrorist attacks against the United States. I did not talk about specific techniques and won't. I didn't say anything about water-boarding. [The interviewer] didn't even use that phrase."

Asked what "dunk in water" was referring to if not water-boarding, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said, "I will let you draw your own conclusions, because you clearly have."

One thing the LA Times leaves out is that the reporter then pressed on saying, "What could a dunk in the water possibly mean?" and Tony Snow responded, "Perhaps a dunk in the water."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Nicole obviously has the hots for your humble correspondent and wants to know all about me.

She wants me to BOLD the things I've done although she didn't want the editorial commentary in italics.

My list has been moved to the BOLD list page.

Clear list here, for anyone feeling the need

An hour in the Oval Office with President George W. Bush

Michael Barone's account of an interview President Bush gave yesterday with a few conservative columnists, complete with full audio.

He then argued that we have severely hurt the terrorists–but that as long as we see victory as the absence of strife, the terrorists can convince us that we're not winning by random killing.

"If absence of violence is victory," he said, then nobody can ever make a claim of winning. He made the point he repeated over and over in his press conference this morning that in Iraq our troops are constantly changing tactics even as they persevere in opposing those who are trying to strangle democracy there. He said that he does not pick targets as–pointing to the other end of the Oval Office–Lyndon Johnson once did during the Vietnam War but that he does keep in touch with his commanders daily.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I think Pravda is trying to give President Bush credit for doing something right. Even if they do have the wrong example.

The situation connected with the nuclear tests conducted by North Korea continues to exacerbate. US intelligence detected a suspicious vessel in North Korean waters today. The destination of the vessel was unknown. US special agents presumed that the ship was probably carrying nuclear weapons on board. It goes without saying that the US administration believed that Pyongyang was trying to share its nuclear technologies with other states, Iran for example.

The economic sanctions, which the USA has recently imposed against North Korea, have already brought certain results. During an official meeting with a Chinese ambassador, N.Korean leader Kim Jong-il apologized for the recently conducted nuclear test and stated that North would be ready to resume the talks if the USA agreed to withdraw financial restrictions.

On the other hand, the USA is seriously considering a military method of solving the N.Korean problem when experts of many countries confirmed the fact of nuclear weapons test. In this connected US journalists recollected that ex-president Bill Clinton used to ask for a detailed report from the US government regarding all the numbers to study an opportunity of declaring war on North Korea. As it turns out, this war would have cost the US Treasury $100 billion. More importantly, the USA would have sacrificed the lives of its 100,000 soldiers during the battles.

Who knew that Billy Jeff had an accounting audit done as the determining factor for our national defense?

Friday, October 20, 2006

Why vote Republican?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Before you vote Democrat watch this video.

The "so called" terrorists need to be coddled by the would be chairman of the house ways and means committee.

Why is this not shocking?

Just noticed this out to the side of the page:

1979 President Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education

Did Jimmah do anything right?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Oh No! The Washington Post sound like the nervous ones

Amid widespread panic in the Republican establishment about the coming midterm elections, there are two people whose confidence about GOP prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat: President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove.

Some Republicans on Capitol Hill are bracing for losses of 25 House seats or more. But party operatives say Rove is predicting that, at worst, Republicans will lose only 8 to 10 seats -- shy of the 15-seat threshold that would cede control to Democrats for the first time since the 1994 elections and probably hobble the balance of Bush's second term.

In the Senate, Rove and associates believe, a Democratic victory would require the opposition to "run the table," as one official put it, to pick up the necessary six seats -- a prospect the White House seems to regard as nearly inconceivable.

This story reads more like the writer is worried that despite the best efforts of the press Republicans may not be losing big after all. The WaPo folks aren't too sure of themselves either since they put this on page 4.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Party affiliation? What's that have to do with it?

There are times when party affiliation adds a more clear picture to a story and times when it's meaningless. We've grown accustomed to the antique media getting this one completely backwards. Of course where you find the R and where you find the D are the determining factor.

The title link is a Newsbusters story about how party affiliation just didn't seem important in a sting operation that netted bribery charges against 6 Democrats and 1 Republican in Tennessee. (Note: The story in the Newsbusters link does identify the Democrat the story is written about and I have a question in to the writer about whether this post was in error)

In any event, contrast that with the sad story of an everyday occurrence. A marriage failing is a highly personal thing, but when a celebrity is involved it's only natural that it be reported. So what does it add to the story that Sara Evans' soon to be ex once ran for office as a Republican when it doesn't matter what party you belonged to when you got caught taking bribes as a sitting office holder?

**UPDATE** The Newsbusters story posted by Warner Todd Huston was put up with the link to the AP story at 8:08PM EDT, when you open the link to the AP story that now identifies Dixon as a Democrat it has a timestamp of 10:09 PM EDT. Good job Warner and shame on you AP.

**UPDATE2** The original story, full text in comments.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

With questions like this it's amazing 60 Minutes ever gets a scoop

Apparently the interview to be shown this Sunday will show a discrepancy between the two stripper's stories in the Duke rape case. Ed Bradley certainly tried his best to make sure there wouldn't be. What kind of question is this?

Says Bradley, "In the police statement, [accuser] describes the rape in this way: 'Three guys grabbed Nikki,' 'That's you,'" says Bradley, "'Brett, Adam and Matt grabbed me. They separated us at the master bedroom door while we tried to hold on to each other. Bret, Adam and Matt took me into the bathroom.' Were you holding on to each other? Were you pulled apart?"

There's nothing like telling the person you're interviewing exactly what the other person said, in the body of your question, when you to make sure they have the option of corroborating it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

While Lil' Kim distracted you, Iowahawk went nuclear

In the back yard of scientific researchings behind the Great Storage Shed of the People, Iowahawk scientists successfully conducted above-ground nuclear missile test explosions under secure and many malt liquor conditions on early hours of October 10, 2006, at a stirring time when alarm clocks of the neighborhood have yet to clangle. To the impotent yappings of the neighboring gangster devils, Iowahawk responds: howl away, bourgeois traitors of Lakewood Mobile Home Court! Your pitious lamentations and cowardly 911-callings will never stop Iowahawk from the great leap forward into great and powerful prosperity, using his mighty quiver of nuclear-tipped cherry bombs and fully-fissionable bottle rockets for peaceful unity purposes!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Airport Security & Democrats version of National Security

Keep in mind that this is supposed to be a serious article, it won't be easy.

Monday, October 09, 2006

It's the end of the world as we know it...

Apparently Kim Jong Il has gone through with his latest test. We now know that he can shoot a missile into the water and explode a device that can cause a large bang in a controlled bunker.

As you can see from the title link the DUmmies have done what Democrats do best when confronted with a problem. They are kissing their and their significant others asses goodbye. Maybe they should look on the bright side and realize that North Korea has just shown it's neighbors how dangerous it could be to leave them alone, has shown the "International community" that something needs to be done, made it so that even the hardiest moonbat can't say that President Bush is lying about them, and further shown that Iran needs to be stopped in it's tracks.

For me that is all good news, but I have to reach across the aisle to my Democrat friends and head to bed for a while just in case.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Crazy Howie's DNC supports the troops......

Turns out even the crowd shot is phony

.....at least the Canadian ones.

**UPDATE** LGF found the original. It's not only Canadian, but photoshopped somewhere along the way.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Maybe they flipped a coin

In State of Denial, Bob Woodward claims Marine Gen. James L. Jones, the U.S. commander for Europe, said that the Iraq war is a "debacle" and that "the Joint Chiefs have been systematically emasculated by Rumsfeld."

Two reporters from two publications followed up on the story. They couldn't have reached more diametrically opposed conclusions as to whether Woodward quoted Jones accurately. How's this for dueling headlines?

U.S. European Commander Confirms Quotes in Book

NATO Chief Denies Quotes in Woodward Book

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Tell me again how the whole country is up in arms to stop the war

Is this you getalife? More via LGF here.

I don't feel like doing the math, but if the 1,000 or so that showed up in New York was a disappointment to the "peace" protesters then I'm sure they were heartened by the forty that showed up in Columbus. I'm just taking a wild guess that 40 in Columbus is a higher percentage turnout than 1000 in New York. Feel free to correct me.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Katie Couric wants you to know you might find this repugnant

This country is in a moral free-fall. For over two generations, the public school system has taught in a moral vacuum, expelling God from the school and from the government, replacing him with evolution, where the strong kill the weak, without moral consequences and life has no inherent value.

We teach there are no absolutes, no right or wrong. And I assure you the murder of innocent children is always wrong, including by abortion. Abortion has diminished the value of children.

Suicide has become an acceptable action and has further emboldened these criminals. And we are seeing an epidemic increase in murder-suicide attacks on our children.

If she meant that you might find the truth in that statement repugnant I might agree. It is pretty repugnant that we've let ourselves get to that point, but since she meant the problem was Mr. Rohrbough having the audacity to say that, I find her warning repugnant. Do they still call it the CBS Evening News?

Iran's nukes you ask? It all comes down to chicken legs

If the mullahs can't have nukes the Russians won't eat "Bush's legs." The Russians must really believe all the talk about Democrats being poised to retake control of our government if they think we are going to turn a blind eye to Iran so that we can sell more chicken. What Pravda post would be complete without a sample paragraph?

As it turns out, this is not the only problem in US-Russian WTO talks. Optimistic official statements saying that the number of moot questions has been minimized are not true to fact. Another round of negotiations has ended with another failure. Russian authorities are developing measures that they are going to take in the event the talks with the US administration bring no result at all. Russia may seriously cut the imports of US poultry before the end of October.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Remember way back when this was this issue the Donkeys were peddling?

Way back when, far far in the past the Iraq war was supposed to be the wave the Democrats were riding to take over Washington. They dropped it like a hot potato when they decided that a better strategy was to try to convince the citizenry that ALL Republicans are pedophiles. At least it keeps them from having to ever tell us what they would do if they got power back. By the way the distant past I speak of was last week. David Limbaugh takes us back to last week when the Democrats pretended to care about Iraq.

The November elections are fast approaching, and we still don't have the faintest idea what the Democrats would do in Iraq. That's because they have no earthly idea and certainly no consensus. That's why we should call their bluff and make this the issue of the campaign and debate it every day.

For purposes of argument let's assume as true their debatable allegation that attacking Iraq has set us back in the war on terror because terrorists have used it as a recruiting tool. How should we use this information constructively?

We first have to ask why our attack has driven terrorist recruitment. The antiwar left's unspoken insinuation is that our attack was immoral, perhaps even criminal, and terrorists, being morally sensitive creatures, are justifiably outraged at our alleged neoconservative imperialism.

Without question, Democrats have been trying to paint America's invasion of Iraq as criminal. How else can we interpret their endless allegations that Bush lied about Iraqi WMD and about a relationship between Saddam and 9/11 to fabricate an excuse for war?

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Michelle Malkin's class and dignity shine through in this must read

There has been a little dust up this week over some fake pictures of Michelle Malkin posing seductively in a bikini. Like most liberal hit jobs it seems innocuous enough in a vacuum, but it's the never ending drumbeat of these things that make it impossible to ignore. This is one of the classiest smackdowns you will ever read.

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