Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kerry in 2008!

From the Scrappleface Enterprise Institute:

A joke?

Kerry is the joke, and as their 2004 Presidential Candidate, he represents the Democratic party as well as - or better than - anyone else. No apologies... anywhere.

Way to go George! You too John! You too Katie! McCain too!

Newsbusters has coverage of the coverage.

Here's a hilarious photo courtesy of Michelle Malkin:
Michelle Malkin - What a sense of humor looks like

More from Michelle here.

Update: Courtesy of Glenn Beck:

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Thinking that the Republicans need to be taught a lesson is cathartic, but not smart... (updated)

Note to angry Republicans: Stay angry, but vote RepublicanA great summation of what many of us are going through from Dennis Prager in Note to angry Republicans: Stay angry, but vote Republican:
... One of the great realizations one comes to as the years pass is how small a role reason plays in most people's decisions. From choosing products based on their packaging to deciding how to vote, passion and emotion usually eclipse reason.

Any Republican, let alone conservative, who votes Democrat or stays home out of pique with the Republican Congress or the president has chosen emotion over reason. ...

Vote out of anger, and you'll
either vote Democrat or stay home.

Vote out of reason, and you'll
vote Republican.

Please choose reason.

... Vote out of anger, and you'll either vote Democrat or stay home. Vote out of reason, and you'll vote Republican. Please choose reason. If you don't like the Republican candidate, the place to get rid of him is in the primary, not the general election. The general election is not between good Republicans and irresponsible Republicans; it's between Republicans and Democrats.
Previous related:
'We'll get progress only through loss'...
'There is a difference: the Republicans are disappointing and the Democrats are dangerous'... (many updates)
Evaluating Congress - 2006 Election Edition...

Update: November 7th may be a lot scarier than Halloween!

Update #2: Tony Blankley...
“The Democrats are more radically liberal and irresponsible than they have been at any time since 1933. The damage they will do to every aspect of federal action over the next two, four or six years will be substantial—perhaps grave. For me, defeating that danger is the highest priority. After the election, beating up backsliding Republicans will be a task I will return to with relish.”

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'[A]pathy and suicidal inertia in the face of the Islamic onslaught'...

Without Faith There is No HopeI'm sticking with The View from 1776... I couldn't resist Brewton's next post called Without Faith There is No Hope highlighting an article from the Brussels Journal called The Rape of Europe:
Islam needs no armies to overrun Europe. The emptiness of Europe’s secular culture leaves Western Europeans unwilling to resist, unable to fight for their own survival.

With our liberal-progressive ethos, which is entirely atheistic and philosophically materialist, we will be next.
Recent related:
Europe is in trouble...


Monday, October 30, 2006

'Diversity of the liberal-progressive stripe has disastrous consequences for the survival of the United States'...

Thomas Brewton on diversity:
... Economically we see its results in the widening gap between linguistic, mathematical, and scientific competence of average American graduates and their overseas counterparts. In an increasingly technical world, the United States is suffering, not only from inflated production costs arising from the welfare state and unionism, but from falling behind in the innovation curve.

We can celebrate the diversity of our student bodies, but at the cost of fewer and fewer Nobel Prizes for science awarded to Americans in the future, along with more and more manufacturing transferred overseas.

At a more fundamental level, diversity is moral relativism masquerading as virtue. Liberal-progressives paint diversity as a democratic principle of equality. It is, in fact, the opposite. Rather than supporting an equal opportunity on the basis of merit, the doctrine of diversity confers special privileges based on non-essential factors such race and ethnicity. ...

diversity is moral relativism
masquerading as virtue

...Let every national, ethnic, and language group proudly celebrate its heritage and pass that heritage along to its children. But let all of us be unified, not divided, as one nation seeking the common good.
Read The View from 1776 once in a a while... good stuff.

The Democrats 'indispensable duty of self-love'...

Alexander Hamilton - WikipediaSome great Alexander Hamilton quotes from a recent editorial courtesy of the NY Sun:

(hat-tip to Michelle from today's Vent)
... Congressmen and their aides are allegedly playing politics. Playing politics is what congressmen and their aides are supposed to do. When they start doing so with sensitive intelligence, however, Americans are going to notice that they risk jeopardizing national security. This concern is as old as the republic. In Federalist No. 70, Alexander Hamilton justified creation of a single executive in part with these words: "Decision, activity, secrecy, and despatch will generally characterize the proceedings of one man in a much more eminent degree than the proceedings of any greater number; and in proportion as the number is increased, these qualities will be diminished."

The Founders recognized that secrecy and fast action in respect of foreign and security policy can be vital to the national interest, which is why they vested such powers in the president. That point has been too often lost during President Bush's attempt to prosecute the war on terror. Despite the administration's briefings of key lawmakers, including Ms. Harman, on programs like the warrantless terrorist surveillance operation, Democrats have called for even more "cooperation" with Congress. It's now beginning to look like such secrets aren't necessarily safe even with the intelligence committee. Democrats' caterwauling about Mr. Bush's alleged obsession with imperious secrecy will ring hollow until they come clean about their own willingness — and ability — to keep important state secrets.

Ms. Harman is a relatively strong player among the Democrats, but Hamilton, as always, understood the phenomenon that we are witnessing today in the broadest sense. Federalist 70, which was issued in the Packet and addressed to the People of New York, was about the idea of a vigorous executive branch. And in it he put his finger — or pen — on exactly the nature of the fault of the Democrats today. "Men often oppose a thing," he wrote, "merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. But if they have been consulted, and have happened to disapprove, opposition then becomes, in their estimation, an indispensable duty of self-love."
An interesting note and tie-in to an update on a recent post... on the NY Posts increasing readership:
The New York Post, founded by Alexander Hamilton on November 16, 1801, is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States.

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The children... listen to the children...

AllahPundit has the comment on the absolute moral authority of the chiiildren:
Slowly but surely, they’re working their way towards finding The Perfect Victim. They’re probably doing casting calls right now for black female children with Parkinson’s.
From the Courage Campaign:
The children of California demand that George Bush and his agenda get out of California. Vote No on Propositions 85 & 90!

Don't you feel awful... you conservative hate-mongers!!!

Great summary from WuzzaDem:
Whether it's politics, religion, or beauty pageants, is there anything sleazier than coercing young children into delivering messages they don't yet understand, nor should be expected to understand? Messages about war, stem cell research, and parental notification?

The Indoctrination of American Youth, Mind and Body...

Making this ad even more distasteful: Proposition 85, one of the propositions this ad opposes, seeks to overturn current California law that allows girls as young as 12 to have an abortion without notifying their parents.

(Proposition 90, contrary to what the boy above implies, limits the state's "land-grabbing" authority, i.e., government seizure of private property for private use).

Is there anything more cowardly than letting kids do your dirty work?


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'A picture of America so dreary you half-expected the Google logarithm to place Prozac ads on the page'... (updated)

Krugman-Herbert: Double Dose of Doom-'n-GloomDespite the pre-election doom and gloom in the NY Times, Mark Finkelstein holds hope that the sun will rise again:
I looked around when I heard someone crying, and there was Pollyanna bawling her eyes out. That's how depressing was the one-two punch of pessimism in Paul Krugman's and Bob Herbert's New York Times pay-to-peruse columns of today.
Read NewsBusters regularly... it's media-therapy.

Update: Drudge notes that newspaper circulation is plunging and links to the NY Post bucking the trend.
"This is a great and historic day for The Post," said Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation, which owns The Post.

"We have created a newspaper with a unique voice that reflects the heart and soul of New York, and today's publisher's statement, which for the first time places us ahead of the Daily News and in the top five newspapers in the country, is a testament to the vitality of the paper and the cherished role it plays in the life of this city."

Here are the top 25 daily newspapers in the U.S. by circulation (with percent change) for the six-month period ending September 2006.

1. USA Today: 2,269509, (-1.3%)
2. The Wall Street Journal: 2,043235, (-1.9%)
3. The New York Times: 1,086,798, (-3.5%)
4. Los Angeles Times: 775,766, (-8.0%)
5. The New York Post: 704,011, 5.3%
6. Daily News: 693,382, 1.0%
7. The Washington Post: 656,297, (-3.3%)
8. Chicago Tribune: 576,132, (-1.7%)
9. Houston Chronicle: 508,097, (-3.6%)
10. Newsday: 413,579, (-4.9%)
11. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix: 397,294, (-2.5%)
12. The Boston Globe: 386,415, (-6.7%)
13. The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.: 378,100, (-5.5%)
14. San Francisco Chronicle: 373,805, (-5.3%)
15. The Star Tribune, Minneapolis: 358,887, (-4.1%)
16. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 350,157, (-3.4%)
17. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland: 336,939, (-0.6%)
18. The Philadelphia Inquirer: 330,622, (-7.5%)
19. Detroit Free Press: 328,628, (-3.6%)
20. The Oregonian, Portland: 310,803, (-6.8%)
21. The San Diego Union-Tribune: 304,334, (-3.1%)
22. St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times: 288,676, (-3.2%)
23. The Orange County (Calif.) Register: 287,204, (-3.7%)
24. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 276,588, 0.6%
25. The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee: 273,609, (-5.4%)

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Greg Tinti hits the big time...

... over at Human Events with The Media's Double Standard on Race
... On Thursday, the New York Times clearly struggled to explain why some found the ad racist in a news story by vaguely saying that, “Critics asserted that the advertisement was a clear effort to play to racial stereotypes and fears.” The Times went on to paraphrase the director of the Washington bureau of the NAACP, as saying that the ad “took aim at the sensitivities many Americans still have about interracial dating.”

Then, in an editorial on Friday, the Times took another stab at explaining how that ad was racist by saying that it was “transparently honed as a racist appeal to Tennessee voters” and that it resonated “with the miscegenation taboos of Old South politics.”

Still, despite the big words, this is not an explanation of how the ad is racist but rather a condemnation of the people of Tennessee as racists. In the mind of the media elite, the thought of showing a white woman asking a black man to call her will cause the bigots of Tennessee who hate black people to think again about voting for a black person. Makes sense, right?

Regardless, after nearly a week of the mainstream media’s crying racism, Ford himself made clear on Fox News Sunday that he didn’t think there was a racist appeal to the ad. Instead, he merely said, and I agree, that the ad was “smutty” and inappropriate. ...

... Thus, once again, it became very clear last week that the mainstream media are more than happy to trump up charges of racism, even conjure them up out of thin air, so long as it’s a help to their Democratic friends. But worse, much worse, we also saw that the mainstream media will ignore real racism against Republicans for the same cause. And yet, members of the mainstream media have the chutzpah to wonder why people are going elsewhere to get their news.
Greg hosts The Political Pit Bull, a personal favorite.

NewsBusters covers "race issues".

How 'bout this ad from the National Black Republican Association...

One of my first posts back in February - The Patronizing Racism of the Democratic Plantation...
And a follow up - The Democratic Plantation... and the Victims of the Political Elite

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O'Reilly on Oprah...

As a follow up "fair and balanced" segment to the recent show with Frank Rich, Oprah invites Bill O'Reilly on to talk about his book...

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV:

(Thanks to Maxuzi for the videos)

Many comments at HotAir.

O'Reilly has also been on Letterman again... twice recently. NewsBusters has coverage here and here.

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The ten worst states in the Tax Foundation’s 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index are:

Click the image below for the details from the Tax Foundation...
Which States Are Best for Business? The 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index
(Thanks to Human Events Top Ten Lists for the tip and image)

The ten best states in the Tax Foundation’s 2007 State Business Tax Climate Index are:

1. Wyoming, 2. South Dakota, 3. Alaska, 4. Nevada, 5. Florida, 6. Texas, 7. New Hampshire, 8. Montana, 9. Delaware, 10. Oregon

David Zucker's ad for the RNC:

(Want some classic Zucker? Clips from Kentucky Fried Movie here)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

'[A] surpassingly delectable trifle of idiocy'...

Nathanael BlakeI'm not sure why Townhall.com dumped Nathanael when they overhauled their site, but he's turned up at Human Events and is always worth a read.

On Britain's food police...
... The left has persuaded itself that licentiousness is natural and health—all the negative results, such as abortion, STDs, and increasingly transient relationships, are merely incidental nuisances that shall be overcome by better condoms, chemicals, and social services.

However, the left doesn’t approach fatty foods with the same cavalier attitude. An addendum to the old definition of a liberal is needed; formerly, a liberal was someone who thought it perfectly acceptable for an 18-year-old to have sex on stage provided she was paid minimum wage for it. But liberals today aren’t so libertine—they’re going to make sure she doesn’t smoke a cigarette or go to McDonalds afterward. ...

... Thus, in the liberal mind, there the politics of sexual liberation don’t conflict with those of mealtime regimentation. Personal liberty generally submits to “the greater good,” which is defined by liberals, of course. But sex is too close to the liberal identity to be subordinated, and so even the hint of moral disapprobation, let along government regulation, is bitterly denounced.

Meanwhile, the conservative view is that children shouldn’t be engaging in the act that produces children. Rather, let them eat cake.
Nice work Nathanael!


Friday, October 27, 2006

Just because...

I think it's fair to say that... if you don't like this, there's something wrong with you.

Something so right, by Paul Simon:

Back to politics... speaking of something so right, Lynn Cheney sets Wolf right. Beautiful.

Evaluating Congress - 2006 Election Edition...

Courtesy of 'Mr. Right'...
I hereby call your attention to those considered to be in line as the leadership of the Democrat Party, and those that would chair the most important committees should the Democrats gain control of either chamber. Where do they fall on the scale? Check them out for yourselves below, with a few interesting "things you ought to know" thrown in for good measure:


The Loony Liberal Chronicles: Chapter 1

Phillip Ellis JacksonPhillip Ellis Jackson (seen enjoying himself in France over to the right) kicks off a series of essays with The Loony Liberal Chronicles: Chapter 1:
... the world owes a debt to my Loony Liberal friends whose words and thoughts are reflected in these essays. Without them, I’d be accused of making up everything you are about to read just to embarrass the Democratic Party and their supporters on the Left.

The only thing stranger than fiction is fact, and the only thing funnier than a liberal in power is a liberal losing power.

So let the games begin.
Read all of PEJ's writings over at The Intellectual Conservative.

May I suggest you start with: An even more Inconvenient Truth: The Myth of Man-Made Global Warming

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Imagine all the people, living life in peace...

Pathology of the LeftFrom the Patriot Post - Imagine:
...Then, Leftist vacillation over Vietnam and outcries over what was claimed to be the Republican owned-and-operated “culture of corruption” following Watergate easily gave Democrats a House supermajority in 1975, 291-144. Add to that their 60 seats in the Senate, and Democrats had a stranglehold on the legislative branch. When Georgia Democrat Jimmy Carter was elected president the following year, he completed the trifecta.

So, freed of quagmires and corruption, what did this Demo troika manage to deliver? Well, there was the “Metric Conversion Act of 1975.” Then, under Carter, entitlement spending began growing at a record pace, even as defense spending crumbled. This compounded economic pressures at a time when unemployment was rampant, and inflation and interest rates were soaring to record highs. The economic indicator known as the Misery Index thus came to epitomize the Carter presidency and economists were forced to invent a new term—“stagflation” —to describe the Carter economy. On the foreign-policy front, the Carter administration’s failure to support a key ally in the Middle East facilitated the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the form of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, leading to the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by Islamic students, and the ensuing 14-month captivity of 52 American hostages.

One again, leftist idealism paradoxically folded in on itself. It wasn’t quite what they had imagined.
A "New Direction for America"

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What you're not hearing about Iraq this election year... (updated)

Stories from Iraq that the Old Media isn't showing you...
courtesy of the amazing Glenn Beck:
Last night on TV we ran a new video essay called "The Real Story: Iraq" and we've now made it available for free on our website. The video shows the other side of the war in Iraq: the pictures you've never seen before and the amazing accomplishments you've never heard about before.

We're trying to share this side of the story with as many people as possible, so please help us by sending this email around to everyone you know who is tired of the constant news about violence, death tolls and insurgents.

You'll hear plenty about this though!

Update: John Hawkins:
... Long story short, we've spent so much of our blood and treasure in Iraq since 2003 not just because it's a noble undertaking, but because the success of democracy in that country is vitally important to the United States, the Iraqi people, and the whole Middle East. However, in the end, we can give them advice, we can wish them success, and we can even give them a helping hand here or there, but, whether democracy succeeds in Iraq over the long haul is going to be up to the Iraqi people, not the United States.

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'We'll get progress only through loss'...

Peggy NoonanA must-read from Peggy Noonan:
... The Republican establishment, the Republican elite, is quietly supporting those candidates and ideas they think should be encouraged. They are thinking about whom they will back in '08. But they're not thinking of this, most of them, with the old excitement. Because they sense, in their tough little guts, that the heroic age of the American presidency is, for now, over. No president is going to come along and save us, and Congress isn't going to save us. Events will cause a reckoning, and then we'll save ourselves. And in this we will refind our greatness. ...
Peggy Noonan is one of the best, and I agree with many of the points that she makes in this column. Bush and the GOP leadership in Congress have been a disappointment to conservatives in so many ways, and we need a change... but a change to the right, not to the left. Will a short-term left turn create a more positive bounce-back effect to the right? Maybe that's what it will take.


Ten Good Reasons to Vote GOP...

From NewsMax:
... Here are 10 good reasons why you should vote Republican come election day. You won't hear about them on ABCCBSNBC News.

Reason #1. The economy is kicking butt. It is robust, vibrant, strong and growing. In the 36 months since the Bush tax cuts ended the recession that began under President Clinton, the economy has experienced astonishing growth. Over the first half of this year, our economy grew at a strong 4.1 percent annual rate, faster than any other major industrialized nation. This strong economic activity has generated historic revenue growth that has shrunk the deficit. A continued commitment to spending restraint has also contributed to deficit reduction.

Reason #2. Unemployment is almost nil for a major economy, and is verging on full employment. Recently, jobless claims fell to the lowest level in 10 weeks. Employment increased in 48 states over the past 12 months ending in August. Our economy has now added jobs for 37 straight months.

Reason #3. The Dow is hitting record highs. In the past few days, the Dow climbed above 12,000 for the first time in the history of the stock market, thus increasing the value of countless pension and 401(k) that funds many Americans rely on for their retirement years.

Reason #4. Wages have risen dramatically. According to the Washington Post, demand for labor helped drive workers' average hourly wages, not including those of most managers, up to $16.84 last month -- a 4 percent increase from September 2005, the fastest wage growth in more than five years. Nominal wage growth has been 4.1 percent so far this year. This is better or comparable to its 1990s peaks. Over the first half of 2006, employee compensation per hour grew at a 6.3 percent annual rate adjusted for inflation. Real after-tax income has risen a whopping 15 percent since January 2001. Real after-tax income per person has risen by 9 percent since January 2001.

Reason #5. Gas prices have plunged. According to the Associated Press, the price of gasoline has fallen to its lowest level in more than 10 months. The federal Energy Information Administration said Monday that U.S. motorists paid $2.21 a gallon on average for regular grade last week, a decrease of 1.8 cents from the previous week. Pump prices are now 40 cents lower than a year ago and have plummeted by more than 80 cents a gallon since the start of August. The previous 2006 low for gasoline was set in the first week of January, when pump prices averaged $2.238. In the week ending Dec. 5, 2005, prices averaged $2.19. Today, gasoline can be found for less than $2 a gallon in many parts of the country.

Reason #6. Since 9/11, no terrorist attacks have occurred on U.S. soil. Since 9/11 the U.S. has not been attacked by terrorists thanks to such programs as the administration's monitoring of communications between al-Qaida operatives overseas and their agents in the U.S. and the monitoring of the international movement of terrorist funds -- both measure bitterly opposed by Democrats.

Reason #7. Productivity is surging and has grown by a strong 2.5 percent over the past four quarters, well ahead of the average productivity growth in the last 30 years. Strong productivity growth helps lead to the growth of the Gross Domestic Product, higher real wages, and stronger corporate profits.

Reason #8. The Prescription Drug Program is working. Despite dire predictions that most seniors would refrain from signing up to the new Medicare prescription benefits program, fully 75 percent of all those on Medicare have enrolled, and the overwhelming majority say they are happy with the program.

Reason #9. Bush has kept his promise of naming conservative judges. He has named two conservative justices to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. In addition, he has named conservative justices who are devoted to the Constitution as it is written and not as activist liberal judges think it means. The strong likelihood that one or more justices will retire from the Supreme Court makes it mandatory for the Republicans to hold the Senate and have a chance to name new conservative justices.

Reason #10. The deficit has been cut in half three years ahead of the president's 2009 goal, with the 2006 fiscal year budget deficit down to $248 billion. The tax cuts have stimulated the economy and are working.
Many updates here.

Momentum is shifting.

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'There is a difference: the Republicans are disappointing and the Democrats are dangerous'... (updated)

(pinned 'til election time unpinned due to election fatigue)

Update #19: Ok... this is getting unwieldy. Last update: Short... Sweet... HamNation and CoulterMania.

The Republicans have been punished. Conservatives have been - and are being - heard. We don't want higher taxes... we don't want liberal judges... we don't want to fold up and go home in the Middle East... we don't want impeachment hearings... federally-funded research on - or cloning of - human embryos... we don't want Socialism. Punish Republicans further in the next primaries... elect them now against the dangerous Democrats.

Update #18: Trying to keep the updates down to a minimum, but if you're following the Michael J. Fox stem cell ad (here's a response worth watching too) debate you must check out this from Scrappleface.

Rush is all over this too, and he's absolutely right and on the money. Listen here noon to 3:00pm EST. Read on Rush today: The Unconscionable Claims of Michael J. Fox. Fox News coverage here.

Rush's e-mail to Katie Couric.

Glenn Beck discusses here.

Update #17: Greg Tinti - VIDEO: Pelosi Pledges No Impeachment If Dems Take Control.

Pelosi is a bullshit salesperson handing out free samples... don't buy it. Turn it off.

Despite what the MSM says, your vote (still) counts.

Rep. Mikc PenceUpdate #16: Negative Attacks Divide Conservatives...
For the cause of conservatism to prevail, in the near-term and the long-term, we must renew our commitment to the whole of the conservative agenda. And we must renew our commitment to the civility and mutual respect that the American people have come to expect from our leaders.
Mike Pence in '08.

Update #15: John O'Neill...
Dispirited conservatives and Republicans rightfully appalled at the Cunningham, Abramoff, and Foley scandals should remember history as they contemplate not voting in the 2006 elections because of disillusionment.
Don't Repeat Mistake of 1974

Update #14: Barrons isn't buying the MSM negativity...(h/t staclu)
JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years — and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don’t see it.

Our analysis — based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data — suggests that the GOP will hang on to both chambers, at least nominally. We expect the Republican majority in the House to fall by eight seats, to 224 of the chamber’s 435. At the very worst, our analysis suggests, the party’s loss could be as large as 14 seats, leaving a one-seat majority. But that is still a far cry from the 20-seat loss some are predicting. In the Senate, with 100 seats, we see the GOP winding up with 52, down three.
The Republican Party isn't perfect by a loooooong shot, but putting the Dems in power will be devastating... higher taxes and impeachment hearings guaranteed. Punish Republicans? - punish yourself and your kids. We need another conservative on the Supreme Court too!!

Repugnicrats and Dumbicans...there is a difference.

Update #13: How's this for a thought... you go to war with the army party you have, not the army party you wish you had. Where did you come down when Rummy got skewered for those words? If he was right, then my changing the one word applies nicely, no?

Update #12: Victor Davis Hanson on Liberals Gone Wild!:
... The Democrats have not elected congressional majorities in 12 years, and they've occupied the White House in only eight of the last 26 years. The left's current unruliness seems a way of scapegoating others for a more elemental frustration - that they can't gain a national majority based on their core beliefs. More entitlements, higher taxes to pay for them, gay marriage, de facto quotas in affirmative action, open borders, abortion on demand, and radical secularism - these liberal issues don't tend to resonate with most Americans. ...
Rush LimbaughUpdate #11: Courtesy of Rush... are you a cut and run conservative?

Update #10: In MD... you're either voting for Cardin against Bush (no, George isn't running), or you're going for Steele because Cardin's a liar and Steele is not an establishment guy. Steele is the man.

Update #9: Vote Republican... they suck less, and have at least a chance of not sucking in the foreseeable future.

Update #8: Glenn Beck - What media bias?

Update #7: Why vote Republican? Apparently Larry Elder helped put this together: (hat tip HotAir)

... as a follow-up to this classic:

Update #6: Charlie Rangel - “Future Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.” Please... just say no!

Update #5: Justice Scalia was awesome over the weekend at the ACLU. It was on C-span again last night. I've been looking for video, but C-span links don't seem to work. I found this snippet though:

Frustrated conservatives who are considering a protest non-vote or even a Dem vote should remember the the battle for the Supreme Court is still very much underway, and we won't get more like Scalia, Alito, Thomas and Roberts with the Dems in power. Vote against an "evolving constitution", and maintain/strengthen Republican control. These are consequential times.

A related find from FrontPage:
Former Supreme Court Justice Curtis warned in 1857 that the Constitution would be controlling only if judges interpret it as Scalia advocates. Curtis wrote:

“[W]hen a strict interpretation of the Constitution, according to the fixed rules which govern the interpretation of laws, is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we have no longer a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men, who for the time being have the power to declare what the Constitution is, according to their own views of what it ought to mean.”
Llama Butchers postUpdate #4: Doug Patton says...
... if you are a disgruntled conservative Republican who knows the issues and understands what is at stake in this election, I have one message for you in this crucial mid-term election: don’t you dare fail to vote next month!
We can still turn this around!!!

Update #3: Matt Lewis...
there is an effort to drive a wedge between conservatives and the GOP. Don't fall for it.
Update #2: I'm with Elizabeth Kantor: Staying the Course
(WARNING: This post will be an impatient rant against conservative impatience.)

Okay, guys. We need to stay the course - and I'm not talking about Iraq.

The conventional wisdom is that Republicans are going to lose the 2008 midterm election because of the Foley scandal. Social conservatives in particular, it's being said, will stay home on election day rather than go to the polls to support the Republicans who have allowed the House of Representatives to be tainted by a sordid sexual scandal - or even vote Democrat.

For any social conservative who's feeling this way, I have one question: Have you completely lost your marbles?

Look, it would be hard to get more socially conservative than I am. I'd be perfectly happy with laws against emailing sexual content to anyone you're not actually married to, let alone to teenaged boys who assist you in your job as a U.S. legislator. I'm in a practically perpetual snit about the mainstreaming of porn and the declining standards of morality in America.

But the voting booth is not the place to indulge your temper, or to idly and carelessly "send a message" that you're frustrated about everything in general, or one irrelevant thing in particular. Your vote is your chance to change the government, not to express yourself.

I myself am a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia. For Senator, I get to vote for George Allen, a man who irritates me in many ways. In particular, and in this very Senate race, he's annoyed me no end by attempting to scare voters off his Democratic opponent, Jim Webb, by painting Webb as insufficiently enthusiastic about women in the military.

Now, you can't be sufficiently insufficiently enthusiastic about female soldiers for me. If I were in charge, I'd immediately purge all the military services of women--except maybe for a Florence Nightingale Navy Nurse's Corps, or some such. I think it's a warning sign of the death of Western civilization that we're sending the mothers of toddlers to fight in our wars.

But am I going to hesitate for one second to vote for George Allen? No, I am not.

VolunteerWhy? Because I know that while the Republican Party is infected with the rot that's destroying our society, the Democratic Party is the Societal Rot Fan Club.

Do we - to take just one very important example - really want a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe vs. Wade? After more than three decades of disappointments, we've finally got a President who will appoint that kind of Court, and a Senate that will confirm the justices he appoints. Let's not quit when we're in sight of the finish line.

Are we serious? Are we going to change the government, and the culture, and the country? Are we - this is the real question - going to act like citizens capable of self-government, or like disappointed children?
Update: Thinking protest vote or want to sit it out? Get ready to pay:
The GOP is swimming in a sewer: Foley, a floundering war, a spate of hit-books published to effect the election, a base that no longer trusts it on border security, spending and a few other things make this a nasty-looking mid-term election. But the Democrats have ridden to the rescue, putting tax increases back on the agenda.
Vote against Democrats... vote Republican, then let's work on the leadership.

I'm a frustrated conservative. Bush has been disappointing on the border, on amnesty, on spending, on tax reform, on government size, and overall for a complete and utter lack of productive communication. I'm frustrated, and as much as I want to teach a lesson to the existing Republican leadership, I'm even more afraid of the damage that a Democrat leadership will do to this country.

I listen and watch Glenn Beck. I listen to Rush, Savage and Sean. I read Thomas Sowell, Mac Johnson, Michelle Malkin, Brent Bozell, John Hawkins, Dennis Prager and Kevin McCollough religiously. I watch Brit Hume and Chris Wallace. I get news from blogs and online magazines. I manage this blog, and contribute to three others. I pay attention and am on top of what's going on in the world... pretty much anyway.

No one that I have seen, heard or read recently has had a better summary of why Conservatives should NOT stay home when it comes time to vote than Thomas Sowell in his recent four-parter "Frivolous Politics"

Part I:
... Even when serious issues are addressed, they can be addressed either seriously or frivolously. If you are content to see life and death issues of war and peace addressed with catch phrases like "chicken hawk" or to see a coalition of nations around the world fighting terrorism referred to as "unilateral" U.S. action because France does not go along, then you are content with frivolity.

You may deserve whatever you get if you vote frivolously in this year's election. But surely the next generation, which has no vote, deserves better.
Sowell archivesPart II:
... On foreign policy, Democrats continue to argue as if talking with our enemies is the magic formula. We should keep talking with Iran while they keep building a nuclear bomb, just as the western democracies kept negotiating with Hitler while he kept building up his war machine in preparation for starting World War II.

Today, people ignorant of history - which includes graduates of our most prestigious universities - have no idea how close the western democracies came to losing that war and what an unending nightmare it would have been for the world if Hitler and his Japanese allies had won.

Nor do most of the liberal Democrats, which is to say, almost all Congressional Democrats, seem to have any sense of what an unending nightmare it will be for western nations if Iran and the international terrorists it sponsors have nuclear weapons.

Against that background, those disappointed Republican voters who plan to stay home on election day to protest their elected officials' failings are seeing politics as a way to vent their personal emotions. That is a frivolous self-indulgence in a deadly serious time for this nation.
Part III:
... When the American Civil Liberties Union and liberal judges are able to get criminals freed on flimsy grounds, or prevent hoodlums from being expelled from the public schools, the community most likely to be harmed is the black community.

How then can the Democrats consistently get the lion's share of black votes? And why can't the Republicans make any serious inroads?
Part IV:
... There was a time when we all understood that, whatever we might think of a President, we still had only one President at a time and that wholesale obstruction and undermining of him was obstruction and undermining of the United States in the face of its enemies.

Shrill obstructionist House minority leader Nancy Pelosi obviously does not share that view - and if Congressional Democrats win this election, she will become Speaker of the House.

If Democrats win the Senate as well, then they will have the power to not only impeach the President and Vice President, but also the power to remove them from office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would then become President Nancy Pelosi.
Please read all four parts of this article if you are considering a protest vote or not voting at all. We can't keep kicking the can down the road with the evil that's developing around us and within us. A Democratic leadership is too dangerous to risk in today's world... for any amount of time.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

18 Ways to be a Good Liberal:

(From an e-mail making rounds...)

Moral liberalism and the decadence of culture.1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iran or Chinese and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical changes in the earth's climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV's.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but PETA activists do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make "The Passion of the Christ" for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Edison.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge.

17. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag queens and transvestites should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

18. You have to believe that this message post is a part of a vast, right-wing conspiracy.

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We must win...

Give War A ChanceCox & Forkum remember Victor Davis Hanson
[P]eace follows only from the defeat and humiliation of the culpable, not from magnanimity granted to impotent but still proud enemies. ...
We have the force and imagination to succeed on the battlefield and the American people will accept sacrifices for victory. But they will -- and should -- turn on any leader who doesn't fight to win and thereby ensures that we will all pay a far higher price for defeat than we would have for victory.
Fast-forward to the current differences bewtween Democrats and Republicans on the conflict in Iraq.

I agree with Glenn... keep an eye on Europe. Political correctness is killing them and us:

O'Reilly discusses with Dan Senor and Col. David Hunt:

John Hawkins:
... Long story short, we've spent so much of our blood and treasure in Iraq since 2003 not just because it's a noble undertaking, but because the success of democracy in that country is vitally important to the United States, the Iraqi people, and the whole Middle East. However, in the end, we can give them advice, we can wish them success, and we can even give them a helping hand here or there, but, whether democracy succeeds in Iraq over the long haul is going to be up to the Iraqi people, not the United States.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mark Steyn on the front burner... (updated)

Michelle interviews Mark Steyn

A previous HotAir post of Mark on C-Span here.

Update: Part II


Monday, October 23, 2006

Big Players in the main-stream-media showing their true colors... (updated)

Vent - This is CNNClick the image to the right for today's Vent with Michelle Malkin on the continuing devolution of the "international" MSM, with CNN leading the way.

Michelle has been all over the MSM "old" media of late...
If only CNN were honest enough to admit what the BBC now admits: They're biased. They're dhimmis. And they hate America!

NYTimes editor now admits: We were wrong to blabShe also covers the latest on the NY Times and the calamity of Calame...
Blaming the White House ain't gonna cut it, Mr. Calame. If you're going to write a mea culpa, write a mea culpa.

Haven't the front-page Busha culpas embarrassed your newspaper enough?
Are the terrorists wrong and evil, or do they just have a different perspective? CNN, the BBC and the NT Times feel the latter... and blame us/Bush for the terrorists actions in the first place.

Update: Michelle on O'Reilly.

Update #2: Michelle covers the tracking down of Iraqi snipers.

Update #3: A "Ca-lame" response to Michelle.

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A big day over at Stop the ACLU!!!

In an e-mail from Jay:
Yay! Rush just read from my site. It wasn't about the ACLU, but I'm pretty pumped. He read from one of my contributor's post on the latest newsweak poll. I didn't hear it, but I noticed a huge increas in traffic coming from nowhere, google searches for stoptheaclu.com, etc. Then someone emailed to let me know. I didn't get to hear it. Anyone out there record it? Yay!
That's exciting stuff! Congratulations Jay!!!

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Much to Zarqawi's surprise, the virgins who awaited him in paradise were not what he expected...

72 Virgins... the other perspective

(click image for comedy bit video)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Throw-Away Babies

From Sharon Hughes: "Violations of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act by hospitals and abortion clinics continue due to lack of prosecution by the law. Inhumane acts are being performed that defy human reasoning. The American people need to know what’s going on. Thank you for publishing my article this week."

No problem Sharon...
What do some hospitals do with babies that are aborted but still alive? Throw them in the ‘dirty room’. What happens if a nurse reports such treatment? They’re fired. What happens when hospitals violate the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and falsify legal documents? My guest, Jill Stanek, a nurse-now journalist, who goes where few women dare to go...bravely exposing the abortion industry's true face, talked with me about this on the show today.

She told of a nurse named 'Abby' who had an experience very similar to her own when she found an aborted baby boy that was still alive in the hospital 'dirty' room, left unattended to die. She reported this incident as well as other similar ones, but sadly, babies are aborted alive more often than is known...even to the mothers.

There are doctors who, as in the case above, falsify records instructing nurses to enter 'zero-zero' for the baby's vital signs, when in fact, the baby is very much alive. No attention is given to these babies to keep them alive, but rather they are disposed of in some of the most inhumane ways, as Jill described one aborted alive baby who was put in a bio-hazard bag and thrown out to die.

The Born Alive Infants Protection Act that Pres. Bush signed into law is being violated, and even when reported, little is being done to prosecute violations.

This is barbaric! There is no other word for it. Giving an abortion. The baby survives the abortion. Doctors and nurses do nothing to help it. Just leave it to die. But then, that's the point of the abortion, right? No baby.

As Dr. Kelly Hollowell writes in her book, "Struggling for Life",

"The most dangerous time in any child's life is his or her first nine months. That's because abortion takes one out of every four children conceived in America, making the route from womb to tomb very short for millions of unborn boys and girls."

Some abortionists and clinic workers are willing to talk about their experiences in the industry, such as in the following quotes gathered by Abortionfacts.com

"They [the women] are never allowed to look at the ultrasound because we knew that if they so much as heard the heart beat, they wouldn't want to have an abortion." -Dr. Randall, 'Pro-Choice 1990: Skeletons in the Closet" by David Kuperlain and Mark Masters in Oct "New Dimensions" magazine

Every woman has these same two questions: First, "Is it a baby?" "No" the counselor assures her. "It is a product of conception (or a blood clot, or a piece of tissue). . .How many women would have an abortion, if they told them the truth?" -Carol Everett, former owner of two clinics and director of four, "A Walk Through an Abortion Clinic" by Carol Everett ALL About Issues magazine

"I was trained by a professional marketing director in how to sell abortions over the telephone. He took every one of our receptionists, nurses, and anyone else who would deal with people over the phone through an extensive training period. The object was, when the girl called, to hook the sale so that she wouldn't get an abortion somewhere else, or adopt out her baby, or change her mind. We were doing it for the money." -Nina Whitten, chief secretary at a Dallas abortion clinic under Dr. Curtis Boyd

"If a woman we were counseling expressed doubts about having an abortion, we would say whatever was necessary to persuade her to abort immediately." -Judy W., former office manager of the second largest abortion clinic in El Paso, Texas

"We tried to avoid the women seeing them [the fetuses] They always wanted to know the sex, but we lied and said it was too early to tell. It's better for the women to think of the fetus as an ‘it’. -Abortion clinic worker Norma Eidelman quoted in Rachel Weeping

"I have seen hundreds of patients in my office who have had abortions and were just lied to by the abortion counselor. Namely 'This is less painful than having a tooth removed. It is not a baby.' Afterwards, the woman sees Life magazine and breaks down and goes into a major depression." -Psychologist Vincent Rue quoted in "Abortion Inc" David Kupelian and Jo Ann Gasper, New Dimensions

"Clinic workers may say they support a woman's right to choose, but they will also say that they do not want to see tiny hands and tiny feet....there is a great difference between the intellectual support of a woman's right to choose and the actual participation in the carnage of abortion. Because seeing body parts bothers the workers." -Judith Fetrow, former clinic worker from San Francisco quoted in "Meet the Abortion Providers III"

"One night a lady delivered and I was called to come and see her because she was 'uncontrollable.' I went into the room, and she was going to pieces; she was having a nervous breakdown, screaming and thrashing. The other patients were upset because this lady was screaming. I walked in, and here was this little saline abortion baby kicking. It had been born alive, and was kicking and moving for a little while before it finally died of those terrible burns, because the salt solution gets into the lungs and burns the lungs too. I'll tell you one thing about D& E . You never have to worry about a baby's being born alive. I won't describe D & E , other than to say that, as a doctor, you are sitting there tearing, and I mean tearing- you need a lot of strength to do it- arms and legs off of babies and putting them in a stack on top of the table." -Dr. David Brewer of Glen Ellyn Illinois

"I got to where I couldn't stand to look at the little bodies anymore" -Dr. Beverly McMillan, when asked why she stopped performing abortions

"We know that its killing, but the state permits killing under certain circumstances" -Dr. Neville Sender, abortionist

You can read more admitions here.

As this incredible well-known picture shows, taken by photographer Michael Clancy, it's a baby that's in the womb. A little human life. Dr. Joseph Bruner, Director of Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was performing surgery on a 21-week-old baby while he was still in his mother's womb to alleviate the effects of spina bifida.

When Dr. Bruner had made the incision for this extraordinary operation, baby Samuel reached his tiny hand out of the uterus and clutched Dr. Bruner’s middle finger. See picture of Samuel Armas, after he was born here.

I don't care how politically incorrect it is to talk about this. I don't care how many pro-choice liberals, feminists et al disagree with and get mad about what I've written. These practices are unnatural, barbaric, and unbelievable that doctors and nurses could perform such acts...that clinic workers would lie to vulnerable women about what abortion really is 'for the money.' If these 'procedures' were done to any other human being, other than a baby in the womb, they'd go to jail for murder.

But then, we've passed laws saying it's okay.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Glenn Beck on the Kyoto Treaty...

... in a couple of minutes:



Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Why are our children breaking down in record numbers?

The success of MTV's 'Sweet 16'... Because parents are raising a nation of wimps...
Nation of Wimps was an article recently written in Psychology Today. In it, the author noted the following trends: the fastest rise of depression since 1990 is in children; in 1996 anxiety replaced relationships as the main source of college student angst; and only 1 out of 3 adult males reach traditional responsibility by 30 (indicated by a steady job, marriage and children.) The culprit? According to the article, it’s parents who coddle their children too much and do not let them work through their own problems and face the consequences of their actions. It’s ironic that the more you let your children face the music, the happier and better adjusted they will be. Don’t be too quick to intervene. Make your family wimp-free.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Harry Reid Do-Nothing Miracle Investment System!

Reid it!
...the system is so successful that Harry Reid, that beacon of morality from Searchlight, Nev., can now stop worrying about money altogether, and concentrate on his true calling: fighting the “culture of corruption” in Republican Washington.
(brought to you by the always-remarkable, Mac Johnson)

Apparently, "Dirty Harry" Reid feels lucky for a reason!


Late 20th-century global warming cannot be detected in global sea level data...

Two Hundred Years of Global Sea Level DataCapitalism is under attack by the global warming alarmists on the left... the Democrats. They cannot be trusted to lead our country.

CO2 Science has the story and concludes:
... Clearly, either something is drastically wrong with climate-alarmist theory, or something is drastically wrong with the pertinent real-world data. Although many people choose to believe the theory over the data - or they promote the theory in spite of believing the data (or they simply ignore the data) for philosophical or political reasons - we find it much more compelling - and satisfying - to both believe the data and act in harmony with that belief.

So we ask you what we ask ourselves almost every day: what do you believe? ... why do you believe it? ... and how do you act in light of that belief?
It depends on what your definition of "data" is!

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7 out of 10 people agree: 'There are no absolute standards for morals and ethics.'

As Greg Laurie says...
With this kind of outlook so pervasive, it's easy to see why lying and deception are so much a part of our culture:

  • 65 percent of high school students say they have cheated on an exam in last 12 months;

  • 24 percent of college students say they would lie to get or keep a job;

  • 47 percent of adults would accept an auto body repairman's offer to include unrelated damages in an insurance claim.

    If there's no objective truth about our moral choices, then the basis for our decision to be truthful in any given circumstance will always depend on self-serving reasons.
  • It's not a matter of being perfect (I hope). I just want to fail less at this.


    ...'as if only subhumans defended themselves'.

    A nice piece from Jayme Evans at War of Wits: "The Three R's" (... now rejection, retaliation, and revenge)
    ...There used to be a time when problems were solved differently. If the schoolyard bully stole your lunch, or some jerk wolf-whistled at your wife, or stole your parking space, you went out back and the two of you pummeled each other until somebody won. Black eyes were a right of passage.

    When it was over, the winner said his piece, picked the loser up off the ground, and the two went their separate ways. This way of resolving conflict was imprinted on me in my childhood. It is how my brothers and I solved our problems, often times with each other. It is how my father solved his problems, indeed how society solved it's problems, once reason and civility failed.

    In today's world, the loser of the fight files assault charges or sues you for all you're worth; Or he goes home, grabs his gun or steals his father's, and takes care their of his problem by putting a bullet in the winner's head.

    In today's world, people act more enlightened. They look at the use of violence of any sort to solve problems - whether it be a schoolyard brawl, or outright war- with upturned noses, as if only subhumans defended themselves. Think zero-tolerance. They reality is, that that isn't the way the world works. It is full of conflict. And contrasts. Rich vs. Poor. Strong vs. Weak. Good vs. Evil. Right vs. Wrong. ...

    A great quote round-up...

    Courtesy of the Patriot Post...

    Winston Churchill:
    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    Ronald Reagan:
    “We Americans are blessed in so many ways. We’re a nation under God, a living and loving God. But Thomas Jefferson warned us, ‘I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.’ We cannot expect Him to protect us in crisis if we turn away from Him in our everyday living. But you know, He told us what to do in II Chronicles. Let us reach out to Him. He said, ‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land’.”

    Peggy Noonan:
    “Free speech means hearing things you like and agree with, and it means allowing others to speak whose views you do not like or agree with. This—listening to the other person with respect and forbearance, and with an acceptance of human diversity—is the price we pay for living in a great democracy. And it is a really low price for such a great thing. We all know this, at least in the abstract. Why are so many forgetting it in the particular?”

    Thomas Sowell:
    “Although socialism has long claimed to be for the poor, it has probably done more damage, on net balance, to the poor than to the rich. After all, the rich have enough money to leave the country if they think the socialists are going to do them any serious harm. Some of our own rich have already had their money leave the country, to be sheltered from the higher taxes that limousine liberals say we should all pay... The rich have learned to adapt socialist policies to their own benefit. For example, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, is planning to demolish a working class neighborhood under its power of eminent domain, in order to prepare the way for a marina for yachts, luxury condominiums and an upscale shopping district. What will the city of Riviera Beach get out of all this? More taxes from higher-income people, enabling local politicians to spend more money on programs to attract votes. Meanwhile the rich get rid of lower-income folks without having to pay them the value of their homes and businesses that will be demolished. As in so many other cases, eminent domain is socialism for the rich.”

    Mark Steyn:
    “I very much doubt, despite the expertise with which the sheep have been rounded up and set baa-ing, that Showtime at the Foley Bergere will pay off in November. There are many legitimate reasons for electors to toss out the Republican Congress, but the notion that they’re a hotbed of gay pedophile enablers is not one of them. Had Foley dug in and attempted to cling on, his GOP colleagues would have been all over TV deploring his behavior, calling on him to step down, expressing outrage, etc. After two or three days, a few lefties might even have piped up to assail the Republican theocrat sexual McCarthyites tormenting the poor chap. Had he actually had sex with congressional pages, affronted gay groups would have pointed out this was perfectly legal in the relevant jurisdictions and would have complained ferociously about the stigmatizing of gay relationships and Democrats would have declared there should be places for all at the American table, especially had Foley done a Jim McGreevey and announced that ‘my truth is I am a gay American.’... In the sense that there’s any ‘child abuse’ going on here, the American people are being treated like children and abused by the politico-media class.”

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    President Bush sits down with Bill O'Reilly...

    The commander-in-chief talks with Bill O'Reilly


    Monday, October 16, 2006

    Terrorist-supporting lawyer, Lynne Stewart, gets slap on the wrist... (updated)

    28 months is outrageous... should have been 28 years.

    Jay at Stop the ACLU has the gutwrenchingly disappointing story.

    Terrorist Supporting Lawyer, Lynne Stewart, Gets Slap On The Wrist



    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    Raising Girls That Pimps and Thugs will Hate...

    Doug Giles... Part I:
    1. Teach Them How to Fight.
    2. Teach Them How to Shoot Guns.
    3. Teach Them How Sense BS.
    4. Teach Them How to Rebel.
    5. Teach Them How to Be Classy (That’s mostly my wife’s job.)
    6. Teach Them to Despise Anti-Intellectualism.
    7. Teach Them to Be Visionaries.
    8. Teach Them How to Party.
    9. Teach Them the Value of Hard Work.
    10. Teach Them the Importance of Traditional Convictions
    Part II:
    2. Teach Them How to Shoot Guns. With demoniacs now boldly going into Amish Schools and shooting innocent little girls, and with insane, should-be-dead-and-roasting-in-hell perverts and pedophiles prowling our parks and picking on our chicks, I’m a zealous advocate for women getting packed, stacked and ready to whack.

    Fathers, I wouldn’t have your girl learn how to just barely use a weapon; I would be aiming for her to be able to emulate Angelina Jolie’s character in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Yeah, I would teach her to be proficient in all forms of death dealing with all types of guns.

    My advice to you fathers when it comes to guns is: start them off early (10 years old) and slow. With a proper introduction, I’ve never met a girl who (once she got past an initial squeamishness) didn’t absolutely positively love shooting guns.

    A mild .38 Special revolver, or a .380 automatic pistol plus a .22 rifle and a nice 20-gauge shotgun that fits her well (very important), is a good way to get the party started. A year of you and her regularly hammering targets down range should set her up to be a girl no one wants to get PO’ed.

    Finally, make sure she gets a “concealed weapons” permit as soon as she can. Remember Dad, the toe tag belongs on the assailant, not your young lady. The final 8 nuggets next week. . . .

    Part III:
    9. Teach Them the Value of Hard Work. Tell your daughter and show her by example that the harder she works, the luckier she’ll get. Make sure she doesn’t have an entitlement mentality towards you, a sugar daddy, church or our government.

    10. Teach Them the Importance of Traditional Convictions. You do not have to be a tongue talkin’, “on fire,” Pentecostal father to teach your little girl the importance of faith in God, how to pray and the value of biblical values. This often ridiculed biblical infrastructure just happens to be a major part of why the west is the best. And dad, don’t pass spiritual training off to your wife. She’s only part of your girl’s spiritual picture.
    My friends with all girls have it made... for the moment anyway. I keep telling myself - with 3 boys - that it's tougher now, but that boys will be easier as teenagers. I'm counting on it!

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    Saturday, October 14, 2006

    Ad: Vernon Robinson for Congress...

    Vernon Robinson:
    "To reach the voters with the truth, I need to put ads like this one up, and to do that I have to have the financial support of good conservatives like you. And if it doesn't happen soon, I won't be able to buy the media time soon enough to make a difference in the campaign. We have only about a month left!

    You know what's at stake. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give.


    I thank you for all you do for the conservative cause, and hope that God will bless you as He has blessed America."


    Vernon L. Robinson


    Far-Left Withholding Info Supporting President Bush:

    Friday, October 13, 2006

    An October Surprise...

    Survey Says

    They're trying to demoralize the conservative base... don't let them.

    Vote against Democrats
    ... they're dangerous, cut-throat Socialists who will absolutely screw this country into the ground.

    NY Sun:
    a Democratic takeover would embolden the forces who have been thirsty for power since their last sip of it in 1994. The Democrats have a pent-up demand for progressive programs, to be sure, but they also have a pent-up demand for revenge, which in politics is not usually a feast for the gods. That could ensure two more years of ever more bitter bickering between the parties as the Republicans, who took out their anger at 40 years of exclusion in the Democratic years, once again become the victims. Turnabout is fair play, but it is not necessarily productive play. ...

    ... All of this is to say two things. The first is that although the Democrats are in a commanding position, the election isn't over yet. The second is that the crisis on Capitol Hill — the utter inability of members of the legislative branch to behave like adults, or to govern — isn't a Republican problem or a Democratic problem but a congressional problem. The election may change things, but it is up to Congress to change itself, and until it does, it won't be a force for much in the country, except maybe ridicule.
    Don't use your vote to teach a lesson to Republicans. The lesson has been heard... and our children will pay the price for our impatience.

    Update: Bias? What media bias?


    Some Inconvenient Truths...

    A great one from John Hawkins if you haven't seen it yet... Hard Truths for Soft Liberal Heads.


    Darkness in North Korea... (updated)

    North Korea might now have The Bomb, but it doesn't have much electricityDaily Mail:
    As the world grapples with how to rein in the "axis of evil" state which this week conducted a nuclear test, this spectacular satellite photo unveiled yesterday by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shows in stark detail the haves and have-nots of the Korean peninsula.

    The regime in the north is so short of electricity that the whole country is switched off at 9 p.m. - apart from the capital of Pyongyang where dictator Kim Jong-il and his cohorts live in relative luxury. But even there, lighting is drastically reduced.
    A great North Korea Update from Bryan at HotAir:
    ...The bottom line now is that the United Nations will probably prove to be useless in preventing crisis again. China and Russia will use their vetoes to water down any punishment, and the US will acquiesce rather than play hardball and get them to stop protecting North Korea. South Korea will duck. Japan will do what it has to do to survive, with our without help from anyone else including us. We’ll work with our allies and use the Proliferation Security Initiative as well as we can, but as long as China props North Korea up Kim will go on menacing the world. This won’t solve the North Korea problem, and will only kick it down the road until North Korea’s missiles and nuclear weapons actually work. The window for dealing with a mostly toothless North Korea will have passed. And when North Korea’s weapons work, so will Iran’s.

    Unilateralism has its disadvantages, but in the current environment multilateralism may have even more. You can’t depend on despots to do anything other than protect their own narrow self-interests. Expecting them to do anything else is naive and foolish, and failing to leverage the political environment against them will probably lead to very serious problems and confrontations in a year or two. And the UN these days is dominated, or at least stymied, by despots in Beijing and Moscow. It’s unlikely to be very useful for the foreseeable future.
    Reject the U.N.

    Update: The Patriot Post chimes in:
    Democrats at home and liberal softies abroad argue that President Bush is to blame for not having engaged North Korea directly. This is folly. First of all, bilateral talks don’t work with this rogue regime; the Clinton administration proved that. Second, if we sit down one-on-one with North Korea, we will again be rewarding them for their bad behavior, proving that we are in fact a paper tiger.

    Even Gary Samore, Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, a former National Security Council staffer and a key negotiator of the Clinton administration’s failed 1994 Agreed Framework, rules out the possibility of disarming Pyongyang at this point. Rather, he concludes, the U.S. must rely on Chinese influence to contain North Korea’s existing nuclear capability.

    The realism of such a strategy, however, is in serious question. Stratfor, the private analytic-intelligence provider, among others, has begun to call into question the breadth and depth of Chinese influence over their communist brethren on the Peninsula. “Beijing likes having North Korea as a dog on a leash, allowing it to bark and throwing it a bone if it barks a bit too much. But this time,” Stratfor analysts conclude, “the dog has apparently broken its chain.”

    Kim has to be made to realize that the only solution is for him to stop his nuclear program unconditionally and allow full transparency and international inspections. This is non-negotiable. In the parlance of the day, anything else would be unacceptable.
    Right on.

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