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Friday, May 21, 2004

The McCain Choice ( "I wish President Bush could find a way to reach out across party lines and be a unifier. He campaigned in 2000 as a leader who would heal America's partisan wounds. But in office he has too often done the opposite. No matter how much he invokes the unifying theme of the war on terrorism, he governs as an exclusionary conservative. And his vice president, Dick Cheney, seems to be running for the position of divider in chief. "
These guys just don't get it. Americans should understand that the only way Bush can be a "uniter" with these mad dog liberals is to surrending the Republican agenda, the right philosophy on the War on Terror, and allow Hilary to sit in the Oval Office. Even then they would find fault. People need to get their blinders off, and recognize that the only campaign tactic the democrats have is to find fault and complain and obstruct. This is their whole platform. Then they blame Bush for the bad feelings.
Fearful strip clubs register voters to oust President Bush: "Fearful that conservatives might turn off the colored lights for good, a trade organization for adult nightclubs is asking owners to register customers and employees and then encourage them to cast their ballots against the president. Micheal Ocello, president of the Association of Club Executives, said the group believes the president's brand of conservatism is bad for business."
Let's see, now. Adult strip clubs are an important part of the democratic coalition. As Cos tells it, we ain't learnt nothin' yet: "'They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English,' he said. 'I can't even talk the way these people talk: 'Why you ain't.' 'Where you is.' ... And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. ... Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. ... You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth!'"
Hurrah for Bill! Cosby isn't right about a lot of things, but he is dead right about this.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

What Went Wrong - The flaw in Seymour Hersh's theory. By Christopher�Hitchens: "So a Sarin-infected device is exploded in Iraq, and across the border in Jordan the authorities say that nerve and gas weapons have been discovered for use against them by the followers of Zarqawi, who was in Baghdad well before the invasion. Where, one idly inquires, did these toys come from? No, it couldn't be. ...."
Even Slate gets it right.

Monday, May 17, 2004

U.S. athletes told to cool it at Olympics - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - May 16, 2004: "NEW YORK � American athletes have been warned not to wave the U.S. flag during their medal celebrations at this summer's Olympic Games in Athens, for fear of provoking crowd hostility and harming the country's already-battered public image.
The spectacle of victorious athletes grabbing a national flag and parading it around the stadium is a familiar part of international sporting competition, but U.S. Olympic officials have ordered their 550-strong team to exercise restraint and avoid any jingoistic behavior. "
Sodomites don't have to show restraint. Feminists and baby-killers don't have to. Anti-War freaks don't. Anti-American film makers in Holywood don't. Kerry's daughter can strut naked in public. Michael Moore doesn't show restraint. Those who strap bombs on children don't. But American athletes? Yes. Are you seeing a pattern here?
Reason: Temporary Doves: Why are the architects of Kosovo so down on Gulf War II?: "Like Gulf War II, the 78-day NATO air campaign in Kosovo was waged without the explicit authorization of the United Nations. (Of the two, the Iraq war had much more of a U.N. mandate, through Resolution 1441, which gave Iraq a 'final opportunity' -- one it did not take -- to comply fully with all previous Security Council resolutions or else face 'serious consequences.') Like Iraq, Yugoslavia was a sovereign country that was bombed into submission for essentially internal infractions. Both wars were expressions of American exasperation at European impotence in the face of dictatorial slaughter. Slobodan Milosevic, like Saddam Hussein, was described as a modern-day Adolf Hitler, eager to practice genocide against minority tribes while scrambling for horrible weapons to menace peaceful neighbors. Supporters of both wars frequently invoked the Munich Agreement of 1938, in which the West appeased Hitler rather than defend allied Czechoslovakia. Opponents of both wars warned that the target countries were colonially conceived multi-ethnic basket cases not conducive to postwar democratization. And the United States led the fight against both dictators despite urgent warnings from antiwar activists and multilateralism enthusiasts that each new bomb would lower the threshold for waging modern war. Kosovo made Iraq possible."
It is very simple. Only liberal democrats have permission to use the American military. Republican conservatives can't do anything right. The trouble with George W. Bush is that he is not Bill Clinton. It isn't hard.
All of last week I was in Manitowoc for the 258th Synod of the Reformed Church in the U.S. It was a great time with some really good people. I got home to rain in Colorado Springs [Hurrah], decline in the stock market, and the same old hate Bush speech everywhere.

Typical of media bias was the report on the front page of USA Today [Wednesday, I think] which said that the beheading of Nick Berg was "retaliation" for the American brutality in Iraqi prisons. So its always our fault that they are so nasty. I suppose it was the fault of Jesus that Muslims tried to eradicate Christianity over a period of about one thousand years. [They failed, of course, as they will always fail. Can't get to Jesus on His throne in Heaven.] The Russians have a proverb for it, "Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."

Mort Kondracke said it well: "Look at those monsters standing there five of them and they cut the guy's head off, they sawed his head off, shouting God is great. Now that is what we are dealing with, that is the kind of people who will run the world if we do not win this war on terrorism And it is being fought in Iraq and we have got to win and that is it. Full stop. There is just no losing this thing or else the world will be run by monsters." Mort Kondracke - FOX News

The French went crazy in Cannes over Michael Moore. But then, the French affection for Islam goes back at least to Francis, who allied with the Turks against Charles V. So much for Christian brotherhood. The French are the only civilized people, you know [must say it with a sniff, to get the proper effect].

Do you think that Islam has changed its desire to stable its horses in St. Peter's in Rome?


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