Wednesday, July 27, 2005
The angry left
5. Standing up against that which is wrong invariably means that you will have to take on a lot of angry people. If you cannot do it with a sense of humor, you are less likely to prevail.Without question, liberals are the angriest people in America these days. If you respond to them with anger, you will allow them to conceal this fact while playing upon stereotypes of conservatives that are no longer accurate. ..........
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Visiting Pittsburgh on Sunday, Gov. Ed Rendell tried to make amends. Knoll merely was trying to be supportive, he said.
But even though Mr. Rendell said "our state supports the men and women who are fighting this war," he echoed Knoll's ghastly war remark: "It's not the business of state government to support the war."
Which would be news to those federal agencies, D.C. politicos and nongovernmental organizations to which the state has been whining about potential military base closings in Pennsylvania, citing the war effort and national security.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Chads and the law
But who turned the election into a lawsuit in the first place? It was the Democrats who went before the courts arguing for the inclusion of dimples, and the exclusion of military ballots, and the post-election amendment of the election law.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
News Services and "terror"
When suicide bombers blow Englishmen to smithereens, it's a "terror attack." But when they blow up Iraqis, they're insurgents. It's apparently not their tactics that distinguish terrorists from insurgents on the BBC but geography. Or maybe just the identity of the victims.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Supreme Bullshit from the Sociocrats
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Next week marks the 36th anniversary of the Chappaquiddick scandal, after which the people of Boston and the rest of Kennedy's state declined to remove him from office in six subsequent elections.
"artists" and the politics of stupidity
Nearly 24 centuries ago, Plato warned not to confuse innate artistic skill with either education or intelligence. The philosopher worried the emotional bond we can forge with good actors might also allow these manipulative mimics too much influence in matters on which they are often ignorant.
So he would cringe that the high-school graduate Sean Penn is now capitalizing on his worldly fame from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to pose as an informed commentator on the Iranian elections.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
More accurate viewpoint
Democrats and most of the Beltway press corps are baying for Karl Rove's head over his role in exposing a case of CIA nepotism involving Joe Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame. On the contrary, we'd say the White House political guru deserves a prize--perhaps the next iteration of the "Truth-Telling" award that The Nation magazine bestowed upon Mr. Wilson before the Senate Intelligence Committee exposed him as a fraud.
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Isikoff lies again
....But in an interview with NEWSWEEK, Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, confirmed that Rove had been interviewed by Cooper for the article. It is unclear, however, what passed between Cooper and Rove.........Luskin told NEWSWEEK that Rove "never knowingly disclosed classified information" and that "he did not tell any reporter that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA." Luskin declined, however, to discuss any other details. He did say that Rove himself had testified before the grand jury "two or three times" and signed a waiver authorizing reporters to testify about their conversations with him. "He has answered every question that has been put to him about his conversations with Cooper and anybody else," Luskin said.......
In Britain, proposed "hate crimes" laws have sought to forbid even the few clergy still preaching anything worth listening to from saying homosexuality is a sin. No such laws have been proposed to stop radical Islamic Imams from preaching hatred of Jews, Christians and Western values. Leftist lawyers eagerly defend the radicals. They are more concerned about the treatment of killers at Guantanamo Bay and the "atrocities" performed on Abu Ghraib prisoners, who would kill us if they had the chance, than the seething masses eager to strap a bomb to their bodies and end their worthless lives while killing "infidels."
Saturday, July 09, 2005
New York Slimes
To win the war against terror, and it must be won, we need to understand the terrorists' strategy and tactics. First they need a motive, second an operational capability to carry out attacks, and third an aim. The last is almost impossible to identify in the case of Al-Qaeda, since it is not clear what constitutes a strategic "victory" for them. . . . Al-Qaeda's terrorists have no respect for human life.
The author of this article was Adel Darwish, and the newspaper was the Arab News. What does it tell us that a Saudi newspaper has more moral clarity than the New York Times?
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Hypocrisy compounded with stupidity
With increasing regularity, leaders of the National Democratic Party are seeking support for their economic agenda in, of all places, the Bible. Failed presidential candidate John Kerry, for example, persists in appealing to the New Testament book of James. "Faith without works is dead," he intones, suggesting that "works" here includes the works of lawmakers as they spend other people's money.
In like manner, Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, is wont to quote the teaching of Jesus that "[i]nasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." According to Pelosi, doing unto the least means raising more taxes for entitlement programs.
Even DNC Chairman Howard Dean, who kicked off President Bush's second term with the outburst "I hate Republicans," more recently accused the ones he hates of violating the biblical command to "love thy neighbor as thyself." He believes Republicans commit this sin by resisting efforts to enlarge the tender-loving federal bureaucracy.
Monday, July 04, 2005
And that's why the Live8 bonanza was so misguided. Two decades ago, Sir Bob was at least demanding we give him our own fokkin' money. This time round, all he was asking was that we join him into bullying the G8 blokes to give us their taxpayers' fokkin' money.
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Do you know Nancy Pelosi? Her job is leading the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives. They should have asked for references. Here's her reaction to the Supreme Court's recent decision on "eminent domain":Must be the closest to God she's ever gotten.
"It is a decision of the Supreme Court," said the minority leader. "So this is almost as if God has spoken."
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Party of hatred
I was wrong. Seriously wrong.
I recently characterized the national Democratic party as an "anti-party," a political organization that exists solely to reflexively oppose anything that President Bush proposes.
Subsequent events have proven my characterization to be a gross understatement, and for this I wish to apologize and clarify my assessment.
The national Democrats are a party of hatred. Absolute, unbridled, unalloyed hatred.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Whatever. But don't tell me the Volvos in the PBS parking lot with bumper stickers reading "God is coming . and she's pissed!" are really closet conservatives. It just won't wash. In fact, just last week I caught a biographical documentary about the late Communist stooge Henry Wallace that was so over the top in its praise, I thought it would end with him riding Pegasus through the clouds.