Monday, January 31, 2005
Sajak's name calling
His dour demeanor on “Meet the Press” and in another interview Sunday contrasted sharply with images coming from Iraq, and his comments sounded small and petty. You would expect something more from a man who, less than three months ago, lost a race for the Presidency of the United States. It was a despicable performance. So now it’s time for me to get this off my chest.
Mr. Kerry, you are a jerk.
AND so the "looming Iraqi election fiasco" joins "the brutal Afghan winter" and "the brutal Iraqi summer" and "the seething Arab street" and all the other junk in the overflowing trash can of post-9/11 Western media fictions. The sight of millions of brave voters emerging from polling stations holding high their purple dye-stained fingers was so inspiring that, from America's Democratic Party to European protest rallies, opponents of the war waited, oh, all of three minutes before flipping the Iraqis their own fingers, undyed.............
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Despite reporters' hopes that a well-orchestrated barrage of mortar attacks and suicide bombings would put down the so-called 'freedom insurgency', hastily-formed battalions of rebels swarmed polling places to cast their ballots -- shattering the status quo and striking fear into the hearts of the leaders of the existing terror regime.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Traitor and Killer?
On this crucial day in Iraq, we must also remember two sets of non-Iraqis. The first set, we must apologize for, and nobody represents them better than Sen. Edward Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts. The man has gone from being a killer, to a buffoon, and now to criminally irresponsible. Next July, Mary Jo Kopechne would have celebrated her 65th birthday; she probably would have grown children and be a grandmother. She, however, will always be 28 years old, thanks to Ted Kennedy -- the man who killed her in 1969 just days before her 29th birthday, tried to cover it up, and then lied and used his family's considerable political power to evade punishment. From killer he went on to buffoon: Who can forget his absurd run for the Democratic nomination of 1980? Or, his pontificating about women's rights during the Clarence Thomas nomination hearings? As he has aged, he apparently has begun experiencing a second adolescence, in other words, he's returning to his 1969 persona, to wit, he wants people, American people to die or, at best, doesn't care if they do as a consequence of his actions. How else can one explain his comments about pulling out of Iraq -- gleefully replayed by Al Jazeera?For a Kennedy to compare Iraq and Vietnam is doubly obscene: not only are the facts on the ground completely different, but it was JFK -- Teddy's elder brother -- who got us into Vietnam with no exit plan.
The second part of the good news is their acknowledgement that America has the resolve to face down the terrorists. Iraqis like Jbouri and Khazaal know that Zarqawi's method only results in dead Iraqis and tougher security measures, not any sign of American retreat. In fact, that acknowledgement shows that despite the best efforts of idiots like Ted Kennedy, our tenacity gets better communication than any signs of surrender from the defeatist Left.
Friday, January 28, 2005
Fat Teddy Redux
But that's exactly the point. A succcessful election in Iraq will be a triumph for the Bush doctrine and the strongest rebuke yet to those Democrats who learned from Vietnam that America is a force for ill in the world. Ted Kennedy is, as The Wall Street Journal puts it today, "cheerleading for America to fail" because his ideology leaves him unfit to cope with American success. If he has his way, democracy in Iraq will suffer the same fate as Mary Jo Kopechne.
A way with words
......including some of the party's most brittle icons, spent their days putting a face on the party that could take decades to erase: a gnarled old Ku Klux Klansman stumbling through a litany of lamentation for a day dead and gone, a puffy cut-and-run lady killer (so to speak) drowning (you might say) in nostalgia for what might have been, and the long-in-the-tooth prom queen, green eyes flashing with envy and rage, throwing tomatoes and eggs at Condi Rice and managing only to leave themselves exposed as pathetic jokes smeared with rotten yolks. .........
To the contrary, they've been calling Bush an election thief and a liar about weapons of mass destruction for years. They have even accused him of being niggardly(ed. a synonym for stingy) with federal education dollars, though he has allocated more of them than any of his predecessors in either party.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
“The U.S. military presence [in Iraq] has become part of the problem, not part of the solution.”
– Senator “Whiskey” Ted Kennedy, January 2005.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
They hate Hispanics, too
Although Rice was assured of confirmation, she got the most “no” votes since World War II. Seven senators voted against Henry Kissinger and six each against Dean Acheson and Alexander Haig.
The Senatorial Racist List
Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.
Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.
John Kerry, D-Mass.
Carl Levin, D-Mich.
James Jeffords, I-Vt.
Jack Reed, D-R.I
Mark Dayton, D-Minn.
Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii
Evan Bayh, D-Ind.
Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Richard Durbin, D-Ill.
List courtesy of MSNBC. List members courtesy of the Dimocratic Party.
Racist Dims in the Senate
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
What I find most fascinating is the terrorist reliance on the media and their confidence in manipulating journalists to the terrorist ends. They know from previous experience that the mainstream media salivates over reporting a story of failure in the Iraqi elections, especially at the hands of the insurgency. The sophistication of the planning shows that they have thought this through carefully, and I suspect they've talked with reporters to find out what exactly they need to "prove" the elections have failed.
The uniform hatefulness of the MSM
As Pfc. Francis Obaji, oldest son of an immigrant Nigerian family, is zipped into a body bag for the sad journey home, Laura Bush zips up her Oscar de la Renta gown.Thankfully, Andrea Harris can play the same game with equal effect:
It reads like that throughout; I can almost see the pursed-lipped, eyebrows-raised-in-disapproval expression on Ms. Lenfestey's face as she contemplates the idea that someone, somewhere, might be having fun while The! Children! Suffer! Two can play at that game:Amazing what is considered to be "civilized discourse" in the more "enlightened" areas of the frozen north, isn't it. Sadly, the hatred and hatefulness is also bi-coastal. The Northern Alliance has a uphill battle against such scum.
As Susan Lenfestey stirred Splenda into her soy milk Grande Latte at the Starbucks counter, an African child in a refugee camp drank the last drops of muddy water from the puddle outside his family's ragged tent.
As Susan Lenfestey drove her Prius to the dry-cleaner's and dropped off her Authentic Peruvian Alpaca Wool poncho that she bought from that shop in downtown Minneapolis, an American soldier sat in his tent outside Najaf, scraping mud off his boots with an expired debit card.
As Susan Lenfestey perched her granola-padded butt on her Ikea beechwood desk chair and turned on her Mac G4 in her heated apartment, an Indonesian former mother of four waited outside a morgue in Banda Aceh for a chance to find her children among the swollen corpses of the dead.
And so on. See how easy it is?
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Democats and White Sheets
......./snip/Whatever the reason, the sight of an old Klansman blocking a little colored girl from Birmingham from getting into her office contributed to the general retro vibe that hangs around the Democratic Party these days. Even "Eve Of Destruction," one notes, is a 40-year-old hippie dirge........./snip/
There's a big lesson for the Democrats there that goes way beyond the merits of abortion or gay marriage. On Sept. 11, the world came unspun: There's no shame in acknowledging, as Condi Rice did last week, that previous policy -- Republican and Democrat -- toward the Middle East is wrong. But there's something silly and immature about a party that, from Kerry to Boxer to Byrd, can't get beyond spin, grandstanding and debater's points: Joyce Smith sees through it, even if David von Drehle thinks it's ingenious. If the president's speech yoked idealism and realism, that doesn't leave much for dissenting Dems except their own peculiar combination of cynicism and delusion.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
1) [Wicked schadenfreuede] Interesting, isn't it, how many of the liberals proclaiming that it's utterly ridiculous to think that a department running 95% leftists might be, consciously or unconsciously, discriminating against those of a more right wing persuasion, find it completely obvious that if a physics department is 80% male, that must be because they're discriminating.[/wicked schadenfreude]
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
One would suspect — based on circulation figures and ratings, as well as voting trends — that the right-of-center alternative media has some room to grow, while the left-of-center audience has more media options than it can support indefinitely.The mainstream media could attempt to expand its audience by reaching out to conservatives. But if you're sending a veteran political correspondent to Nebraska and Texas to cover the natives as if they were a bizarre and mysterious foreign culture like the Washington Post just did, then you have essentially written them off as potential readers.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Trust the Wash Post?
The Washington Post reports, based on an interview with the president, that Mr. Bush believes, as The Post put it that there’s no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgment in prewar planning in Iraq (search), or managing the violent aftermath there. But according to the transcript Mr. Bush said no such thing.
The Post did ask him why he held no one accountable for what some considered mistakes in Iraq. Mr. Bush did not answer, saying only, "We had an accountability moment and that’s called the 2004 election. And the American people listened to assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me, for which I am grateful."
Liberals, divorce, and hypocrisy
That is true in part because the population of the Bible Belt is younger and more likely to marry; if no one but lesbians lived in Massachusetts, the divorce rate would be zero. Nonetheless it is true that Massachusetts liberals display less hypocrisy than Bible Belt Christians, who preach better than they practice. Liberals admit no constraints to pleasure-seeking. They are not hypocritical, but merely disgusting.
Monday, January 17, 2005
The tens [sic] states (including the District of Columbia ) with the highest ratio of psychologists per 100,000 residents, were, with the exception of Colorado, all blue states which supported John Kerry (D.C, Vermont, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania, in rank order from one to ten). The ten states with the lowest ratio of psychologists per 100,000 residents, all were red states supporting Bush (Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Nevada, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana). Louisiana with the lowest ratio is listed first.Now we know that they're (Dims) in need of professional help. Shame on me for laughing at the PEST(Post election selection trauma) story in nutty Palm Beach County, Florida. Obviously their treatments haven't been effective.
In my ceaseless efforts to discover how liberals think, I have a great advantage: I live in Manhattan, where everybody is liberal, so opportunities for fieldwork are boundless. Over the holidays, I discovered that a relatively new argument about terror is becoming popular: the next terrorist attack on America, if it comes, will likely be minor and tolerable. I was assured that a dirty bomb is the most likely weapon, and that it would probably do no more damage than an industrial accident. So not to worry. The real problems are fear, panic and violations of civil liberties--not terror. We had a fair amount of fear-is-the-real-enemy rhetoric during the presidential campaign, combined with almost airy dismissals of the terrorist threat here.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
A third of a decade after 9/11, it's hard trying to maintain a war footing against a nebulous enemy. At the Senate confirmation hearings for the new attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, Democrats seem to have decided that the very concept of an "enemy" is dubious, cheerfully cranking up their sanctimonious preening for CNN and berating Judge Gonzales for declining to extend the Geneva Conventions to captured terrorists.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
So we're wondering where their outrage was last year when radio host Ed Schultz - the much celebrated "liberal Rush Limbaugh" - admitted he was on the air thanks to the generosity of the Democratic Party.No double standard here -move along, move along............
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
AP lies again?
WASHINGTON (AP) The search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has quietly concluded without any evidence of the banned weapons that President Bush cited as justification for going to war, the White House said WednesdayI don't believe the added text was ever stated by the White House or the President ever. Maybe Fineman's obituary is a little premature.
Lileks as usual
The report did note that some who helped unmask the forgeries had agendas of their own. Which is relevant how, exactly? If an atheist proves that the face of the Virgin Mary on a Krispy Kreme was actually drawn with a Sharpie, this doesn't mean the doughnut's holy.
True, pro-Bush bloggers may have been more suspicious than those who think Bush spends his days leashed and curled at Karl Rove's feet, but they were right, and that's what counted in the end.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
In traveling through Pakistan, one thing became unmistakable: the least-corrupt institution was the military. The military government attempting to rescue Pakistan is the country's last hope. The alternatives are chaos and terror. We may wish it were otherwise: Military government is repugnant. But the world is more complex than we try to make it. Perverted democracy brought ruin upon more than 100 million Pakistani Muslims. We all are paying the price.
Sunday, January 09, 2005
Our cup runs over
As usual, the media did their best to string along with the Democrats' alternative reality. For the most part, the press now fulfill the same function for the party that kindly nurses do at the madhouse; if the guy thinks he's Napoleon, just smile affably and ask him how Waterloo's going.Then in The Australian (via Instapundit):
I gave up worrying "Why do they hate us?" on the evening of September 11, 2001. But, if I were that Osodden bin Loser guy watching the infidels truck in water, food, medical supplies and emergency clothing for villagers whose jihad-chic T-shirt collection was washed out to sea, I might ask myself a more pertinent question: "Why do they like us?"
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Food Theft/Vote Theft?
- A few Democrats in the House and Senate are challenging the results in Ohio. All that means is that both chambers will have to debate the issues for a couple of hours. Bush will still win.
- What I find funny is that one of the challengers is none other than John Conyers. His office has recently been implicated in stealing turkeys from the hungry:
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Throughout your entire career as a student, you have been taught that you are entitled to something, just because you have a special need. That is the mentality behind affirmative action. It also explains other problems like grade inflation. It is also the reason why socialism has failed despite the murders of 100 million individuals, all sacrificed for “the good of mankind.”
Monday, January 03, 2005
One of the ships helping is the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault vessel carrying U.S. Marines. This is the same ship that [critical phrase deleted] Navy Petty Officer Third Class and darling of the anti-war left, Pablo Paredes, refused to board back in Decemeber because his ship was aiding in the "illegal" war in Irag. This sailor went AWOL back in December and staged a little media party in San Diego back in December. This is a wonderful irony.Proof again that cowards have no redeeming value - unable or unwilling to ever help anyone but themselves. It's a shame the MSM gives such great support to lowlifes like these.
Sunday, January 02, 2005
It would require enormous political will to shift the people of Europe. After you've turned citizens into junkies, with government as the pusher, it's very hard to turn them back again, and even harder to get them to quit cold turkey. It's all but impossible in the present Continental political culture. Europe has a psychological investment in longer holidays: The fact that they spell national suicide is less important than that they distinguish Europe from the less enlightened Americans.