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Thursday, May 27, 2004 - You Decide 2004 - Frist Campaigns Against Daschle in South Dakota: "'What it indicates now is probably that things have become more partisan,' said Senate Associate Historian Don Ritchie. Ritchie said leaders have traditionally laid off campaigning against one another because they would have been 'trying not to burn too many bridges.' "
More partisan? Who is Peter Brownfield trying to kid? These are the most partisan Democrats in my lifetime. Have you heard what they are saying about Presdent Bush? Do you know how they have bottled up judicial nominations for partisan reason? Frist is just recognizing reality.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

RealClearPolitics: "'Today, the United States is confronted by another ill-considered war, conceived in ideological zeal and pursued with contempt for truth, disregard of history and an arrogant assertion of American power that has stunned and alienated much of the world, including traditional allies. At a juncture in history when the United States needed a president to intelligently and forcefully lead a real international campaign against terrorism and its causes, Bush decided instead to unilaterally declare war on a totalitarian state that never represented a terrorist threat; to claim exemption from international law regarding the treatment of prisoners; to suspend constitutional guarantees even to non-combatants at home and abroad; and to ignore sound military advice from the only member of his Cabinet � Powell � with the most requisite experience. Instead of using America's moral authority to lead a great global cause, Bush squandered it.'
-Carl Bernstein"
Have you noticed how the willing democratic shills in the press, chortle with glee any time anything happens that they can construe as a disaster for America, in hopes that they can defeat Bush in November. They magnify faults, minimize assets, and hope for American disasters and deaths and disgrace, just so they can gain the power they lust after.

Lesson: our founding fathers were right. The only good government is limited government. People should make most of the decisions themselves that affect their lives, and power and money in the central government should be severely limited to the most basic needs. If the power and money is removed from Washington, then only patriots would want to go there, and scoundrals wouldn't stay.
Michael Moore has become a GM-sized conspiracy theory factory.

The fake-umentary maker recently suggested that Democrat donor Michael Eisner was conspiring with the Bush brothers to censor his latest film, "Fahrenheit 9/11."

In the movie, which recently took the Palme d'Or at Cannes, Moore presents a conspiracy theory that involves Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida, the Saudis and the Bush administration. He bases the crackpot thesis on the news reports that, in the days after 9/11, about 140 Saudis were airlifted back home, two dozen of whom were members of the bin Laden family.

Lost in Moore's mental machinations were the facts that Osama was estranged from his elephant-sized family and had had his Saudi citizenship revoked two decades ago.

If he's looking for real conspiracy fodder, Moore might try checking out some of the new folks that Miramax Films has hired to promote his flick. Howard Wolfson is the ex-campaign press secretary for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Michael Feldman is an adviser from Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. Mark Fabiani and Chris Lehane are former Clinton White House advisers.

And then there's the Miramax spokesman who's been talking to the press about the story. He's Matthew Hiltzik, and he worked on Hillary's U.S. Senate campaign.

The Left Coast Report whispers, Vast left-wing conspiracy, anyone?

--from James Hirsen's Left Coast Report.
OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan: "Fast Eddy Doctorow told a story at the commencement all right, and it is a story about the boorishness of the aging liberal. An old '60s radical who feels he is entitled to impose his views on this audience on this day because he's so gifted, so smart, so insightful, so very above the normal rules, agreements and traditions. And for this he will get to call himself besieged and heroic--a hero about whom stories are told!--when in fact all he did was guarantee positive personal press in the elite media, at the cost of the long suffering patience of normal people who wanted to move the tassel and throw the hat in the air."
Hurrah for Peggy Noonan!

Monday, May 24, 2004

Michael Moore and Me: "The only problem is none of this is true. It never happened. Moore is a liar. He made it up. It's a fabrication on two levels. One, I've never met Moore or even talked to him on the phone. And, two, I read both The Iliad and The Odyssey in my first year at the University of Virginia. Just for the record, I'd learned what they were about even before college"
Of course Michael Moore is a liar. He lives in a dream world in which he and his kind fancy they are gods and can create their own reality. The French, of course, and their lovers receive such gladly, and have for years at the perversion and monstrosity they call a film festival.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Hyping Liberal Radio's Rise, But Not Its Fall -- 05/20/2004 - Media Research Center - Media Reality Check: "Then, on May 14, the Chicago Tribune revealed that one inside source said �Chicago staffers were never enrolled in a health insurance plan, though Air America promised coverage and deducted health insurance premiums from their paychecks.� Would that spur a juicy liberal-hypocrisy story in the middle of what big-government lobbies touted as �Cover The Uninsured Week� (May 10-14)? No. "
You protect your own, and liberals have a cozy relationship with the national media. But there are good places to get the news, and Christians should stop hoping against hope that the national press will get it right. They won't, and we do not need to wait for them to do so. Their monopoly and power is over, thank God, Carl McIntyre, and Ronald Reagan. - Information Authority for the Newspaper Industry: "The survey also revealed what some are sure to label a 'values' gap. According to Pew, about 60% of the general public believes it is necessary to believe in God to be a truly moral person. The new survey finds that less than 15% of those who work at news outlets believe that. About half the general public believes homosexuality should be accepted by society -- but about 80% of journalists feel that way."

As Hamlet's friend might put it, "We did not need one to rise from the dead to tell us that, M'Lord."


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