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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Pentagon dupes networks?

Drudge has the following teaser up on his page right now:


Glad to see the military is using those fools in the media. But is Drudge's headline a bit flawed? He could have simply wrote "PENTAGON DUPES ENEMY". I'll keep an eye on Drudge and update this post once he publishes the story behind this teaser.

UPDATE: Drudge was teasing a story to appear in tomorrow's L.A. Times. Basically, the Times piece is just another smear on the Bush administration meant to hinder its ability to fight the war on terror:
On the evening of Oct. 14, a young Marine spokesman near Fallouja appeared on CNN and made a dramatic announcement. "Troops crossed the line of departure," 1st Lt. Lyle Gilbert declared, using a common military expression signaling the start of a major campaign. [...]

In fact, the Fallouja offensive would not kick off for another three weeks. Gilbert's carefully worded announcement was an elaborate psychological operation — or "psy-op" — intended to dupe insurgents in Fallouja and allow U.S. commanders to see how guerrillas would react if they believed U.S. troops were entering the city, according to several Pentagon officials. [...]

Officials at the Pentagon and other U.S. national security agencies said the CNN incident was not an isolated feint — the type used throughout history by armies to deceive their enemies — but part of a broad effort underway within the Bush administration to use information to its advantage in the war on terrorism.

So its all to the advantage of the Bush administration, not the American people or troops on the ground? They act as though the war on terror is some political campaign, and the Bush administration is playing dirty against their preffered candidate.

Does any attempt at succes on the part of the Bush administration irk the left so bad that they would rather see us lose in Iraq? That's a rhetorical question, by the way. I think its become obvious over the past two years who's side the left is on.

Take for instance their refusal to show the videos of American civilians having their heads sawed off, but they trip over themselves to show a Marine shooting a terrorist sniper. From Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo Bay, the media has been running its own "psy-op" campaign for our enemy, its about time the Pentagon gave them a taste of their own medicine.

O'Reilly defends Rather

Who does Bill O'Reilly think he's kidding? Bill has written an editorial piece claiming Dan Rather was done in by the internet "smear" machine. As though Rather was a victim of circumstance, not his raging hatred of the Bush family and conservatism in general. But thats not what has me heated. Bill can defend whomever he wants. But take a look at some of what Bill wrote:

Let me ask you something: In the future, do you think potential public servants and social crusaders are going to risk being brutally attacked within this insane system? I don't. I think many good people are simply going to walk away from the public arena. Dan Rather did not get what he deserved in this case. He made a mistake, as we all do, but he is not a dishonest man. Unfair freedom of speech did him in. This is not your grandfather's country anymore.

Which "insane system" are you refering to, O'Reilly; the First Amendement? Furthmore, what do you think we should do about all this "unfair freedom of speech" plaguing our nation? O'Reilly sure can dish it out, but when it comes to taking it hes the biggest wimp out there. For a man who has no moral ground to stand on, he sure spends alot of time pontificating on all things virtuous. If only more people had the integrity of Bill O'Reilly. Here's some more from Bill's editorial:

So anyway I'd be rubbing your big boobs and getting your nipples really hard, kinda' kissing your neck from behind... and then I would take the other hand with the falafel thing and I'd put it on your...

Oh wait, I've got the wrong transcript here. This was Bill giving one of his great talks on values to a subordinate at Fox News. My mistake.

By the way: Am I the only conservative out their who just about rips his hair out when people put the words "Bill O'Reilly" and "conservative" in the same sentence? Uhg, I could vomit every time I here someone equate this pompous windbag with conservatism. His self absorbed buffoonery is the antithesis of what it means to be a conservatism.

Oh yeah, Bill, "falafel":

Pronunciation: f&-'lä-f&l
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural falafel
Etymology: Arabic falAfil
: a spicy mixture of ground vegetables (as chick-peas or fava beans) formed into balls or patties and then fried

Sunday, November 28, 2004

"You'll shoot your eye out!"

Will they ever learn? Not satisfied with the degree to which they have solidified their minority status, the left is seeking out more phony problems they can not solve for us. Found an AP story over at CNN hyping up the dangers of BB guns:

A study has found that air rifles, paintball pistols and BB guns injure as many as 21,000 Americans each year, undermining the notion that such weapons are harmless in the hands of young people.

First, how can this even be called a "news story" when its full of the typical lefty editorial tactics. For example, setting up the false notion that anyone has ever argued these guns are "harmless in the hands of young people". Talking about building a straw man. Also notice how these items are refered to as weapons. Maybe we should start running background checks on kids getting BB guns. Hell, why stop there? I'm sure countless deaths a year can be attributed to alluminum baseball bats, yet we countinue to arm our children with these instruments of death.

Nonpowder guns kill an average of four Americans yearly, and from 1990 to 2000, there were 39 such deaths -- 32 of children younger than 15, according to a report in November's issue of Pediatrics.

Wow, thats a real shocker of a statistic they site; roughly 4 deaths per year. Considering that during the same period there were 8,604 deaths caused by bicycles, 7,500 child drownings, and 140 kids killed by choking on small toys; shooting a BB gun is quite possibly the safest activity for your children. But I think we can all figure out why this article was written. Liberals are looking for some new platforms to base their losing campaigns on, and this is probably one of them. What are they thinking?

I can only conclude that there is something seriously wrong with the left in this country. I seriously wonder if theyve been up every night sniffing modeling glue (which has killed 700 since 1996) since the whooping they recieved on election day. When they stared up at that map full of red on November 3rd, wondered aloud about American "values", and tried to figure out how to reach out to the middle-America voters, is this what they came up with?

Their stance on gun control has made the South unwinnable for Democrats. So what's their sollution? Piss off potential voters as early as possible so the Democratic party can carry on its tradition as a national joke for generations to come. Theyve run out of adults to marginalize, so now their going after the kids. Idiots, idiots, iditos.

But again, I say to the left: Keep it up dipshits!

Churches in Europe warned over "anti-gay slurs"

This from al-Beebzera (BBC News):

The Archbishop of Canterbury [Dr Rowan Williams] has called for church traditionalists opposed to homosexuality to stop using inflammatory words about gay people.

What vile words are receiving such condemnation?

Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria has described homosexuality as "an aberration unknown even in animal relationships".

Is that all the Christian haters over at al-Beebzera (again, BBC News) can come up with to back this story up? Whether or not you agree with this particular tenet of Christianity, calling homosexuality an aberration unknown in animal relationships is hardly "inflammatory". There is no call for violence, so whats the problem - besides offending a few liberal twits? How long will it be before Ministers in Europe are thrown in jail for simply stating their articles of faith? Oh wait, theyve already begun jailing the "un-enlightened".

Also, whats got this Archbishop in such a tizzy? Is he running for parliment on a Socialist ticket or something? I really dont understand why these so called men of the cloth bother to devote their lives to a religion they obviously have no faith in.

Also, this is a leading story over at the BBC. Funny how they dont mention the fact that Muslim clerics throughout the West have called for the killing of Jews and the execution of all homosexuals. If they insist on molding their reporting around a Socialist secular bias, they may as well be even handed about it.

Then again, if European lefties are known for anything its their shameful cowardice. Its not as though they will have their throats slit in broad daylight for anti-Christian reporting. If only Theo Van Gogh had followed the same rules of yellow journalism, he may still be alive today.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Boo hoo

The whiny little cry babies over at the Washingtont Post just cant stand for the idea that a majority party may want to start acting like one:

[...]Speaker J. Dennis Hastert last week enunciated a policy in which Congress will pass bills only if most House Republicans back them, regardless of how many Democrats favor them. Hastert's position, which is drawing fire from Democrats and some outside groups, is the latest step in a decade-long process of limiting Democrats' influence and running the House virtually as a one-party institution.

It would never dawn on this writer that maybe Democrats should change their policies so more people will vote for them. No, that would be too, well, Democratic of them. The childish tantrum continues:

Senators from both parties, leaders of the Sept. 11 commission and others have sharply criticized the policy. The long-debated intelligence bill would now be law, they say, if Hastert and his lieutenants had been humble enough to let a high-profile measure pass with most votes coming from the minority party.

First of all, I dont remember electing any of those pompous windbags that made up the 9-11 commission. This is probably why the press love them so, none of them are accountable to the masses - much like the press! Most of the suggestions made by the commission were just the same old beurocratic jockeying that crippled the intellgence agencies to begin with. Like most liberals in the U.S. these days, the Washington Post seems to believe that since the voters in this country have proven themselves idiots by electing Republicans to lead the government, elected officials should be bypassed all together.

Some humble advice for the Democratic party leadership and the press (as if there's a difference these days): Keep it up dipshits! The longer you all act like a pack of suck-ass losers incapable of re-evaluating your failed policies, the longer you'll be taking orders from Republicans.

No matter what you have convinced yourselves at your elitist cocktail partys, the fact remains that your ilk of closet socialist are not liked by the majority of this country. I know you think its your right to be in charge, and its been tough getting used to your minority status since 1994. But you had better get used to it if all you have to offer is more whining.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Don't let the door hit you on the way out

ABC News is reporting that Dan Rather will resign:

Dan Rather announced today he will step down as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" on March 9 — 24 years to the day after his first broadcast as the network's anchor.

I can't say I'll miss your shilling for the Democratic party. Its a shame you had to go down as the biggest media crook in history. But dont be blue Danno, think of all your heroes you were able to meet:

Note the Commy outfit Komrad Dan is sporting

Akward moment: Saddam & Dan realize they wore the same suit

CA tree huggers want to tax grocery bags

I grew up in the People's Republic of California, so I am rarely shocked by the actions of liberal kooks in that state. But I ran into a story today that had me scratching my head. The tree huggers in the state are calling for a 17 cent tax on grocery bags. This from NewsMax:

The elitist eco-hypocrites of San Francisco have a new weapon in their never-ending attack on poor people: Now they want to tax grocery bags at 17 cents a pop.

"The measure is primarily being pushed by environmentalists who view plastic grocery bags as a menace, not as a modern marvel of convenience," USA Today reported today.

NewsMax gets the "elitist eco-hypocrites" part of the story right, but strays when saying there is a "never ending attack on poor people" in San Francisco. This is after all a city that refrigerates homeless people's garbage to keep it from rotting. The real reason for this is the extreme liberalism (bordering Marxism) that has engulfed the city of San Francisco over the past 3 decades.

The story is easily laughed off as just another crazy idea from those libs in San Francisco. But its more than that. If you want to know where the Democrats want to take this country, you need look no further than San Francisco.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Conspiracy in Chile?

An interesting, yet faulty, theory has been floated over at PowerLineBlog conerning the little "fracas" this weekend where the President had to physically pull a Secret Service agent from a mob of Chilean police:

Judging from your comments, I don't think you guys realize the seriousness of what happened in Chile. Let me put it into perspective: the president has been marked for death by hundreds of terrorist groups; he is in a foreign country, one where there have been near contintuous riots against America and against him, personally, over the Iraq War; as he's walking into a banquet hall, the local police intentionally cut him off from his security detail [...]

There are a lot of people out there who want to see George W. Bush dead; alas, there are a lot of heads of state who would not shed a tear. In this day and age, when armed local cops intentionally cut the president off from his security detail, that should be taken as no less a violent act that when an anti-aircraft missile battery "paints" an American plane with fire-control radar.

This writer is probably not far from the mark when he says some heads of state wouldnt mind "offing" W. But even if their is some wish out there to have the Prez taken out, by Chile or any other state, they would quickly scratch the idea once some foreward minded person reminded them of who would take the healm and what his first act as POTUS would be:

Ukrainian election results in doubt

This election cycle for Ukraine has been troubling from the start. The candidates were Viktor Yushchenko, the opposition candidate running on a pro-Wester and pro-Democratic theme, against the pro-Russian (aka: a Vodka sucking pinko more Red than the wall of a KGB gulag) Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich.

Between a state owned media machine that was discracefully biased in its coverage of the race (sound familiar?), an assisination attempt on the opposition candidate, and the prying of Russian president Putin, this has been anything but a fair election. But when reading up on the election results yesterday morning I was met with news that the race was all but won by the opposition candidate Yushenko. But it looks like the ballot boxes gained weight over night:

Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko on Monday urged tens of thousands of supporters to defy authorities and protest through the night in central Kiev over a presidential election they dubbed fraudulent [...]

And, while Russian President Vladimir Putin speedily congratulated Yanukovich on his victory, the United States and Western Europe denounced the election as fraudulent. U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, monitoring the poll for the White House, said authorities had indulged in a "concerted and forceful program" of fraud.

While supporters of Yushchenko hit the streets to protest an obviously fraudulant election result, the gustapo is already gearing up for a good ol' fashioned authoritarian slaughter of its own citizens:

"We appeal to the organizers of mass protests to assume responsibility for their possible consequences," said a statement by the prosecutor general and the interior ministry [...]Yanukovich projected the appearance of head of state, scorning Yushchenko as one of "a small group of radicals" who sought to split Ukraine by violence and illegal actions.

This, of course, Commy-speak for "don't say we didn't warn you when youre gunned down in the streets like wild dogs".

Mark my words, this is just the beginning. Violence will errupt in Ukraine, Putin will have his finger prints all over it, and tensions between the U.S. and Russia will come to fruition over this. Putin will finally be outed for the neo-Stalin he truely is.

Terrorist plays dead, fires on Marines

Just a week after the media threw a little tissy-fit over a Marine shooting a terrorist thug who had just moments before been firing on US forces, another terrorist thug played dead and then opened fire on the Marines. From ABC News (Australia):

The US military says Marines in Fallujah have shot and killed an insurgent who engaged them as he was faking being dead, a week after footage of a marine killing an apparently unarmed and wounded Iraqi caused a stir in the region.

"Marines from the 1st Marine Division shot and killed an insurgent who while faking dead opened fire on the marines who were conducting a security and clearing patrol through the streets," a military statement said.

Had any Marine been hurt in this incident the blood would have been on the MSM's hands. Their knee-jerk reaction to anything our troops do has created an environment where soldiers on the ground are having to be hesitant in their actions. I wonder if they saw this particular scumbag, wondered if he could be playing dead, and thought "hmm... probably shouldnt shoot him, dont wanna end up being the next soldier hung out to dry by the media". I hope imbeds like Kevin Sites (the NBC ratboy who released the tape of a Marine shooting a terrorist without bothering to make sure the context of the incident was known) are proud of themselves.

Has anyone seen this guy? He's a cross between a typical little wanna-be soldier (alot of these journalists fancy themselves as journalistic Rambos, and dress the part) and a dirty hippy who should be protesting a WTO meeting.

I have a little vocabulary lesson for Sites and his ilk of self-loathing American "journalists" playing soldier in Iraq:

Frag - fragged, frag·ging, frags
To wound or kill (a fellow soldier) by throwing a grenade or similar explosive at the victim: “He got fragged. Blown away”.

Something to think about

Here's some food for thought for all of those campus protestors who damn our military, career activists who burn our flag, and the defeatists in the press who willingly aid our enemy with their "blame America first" reporting.

Remember who guards your freedom

I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands.

He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war.

He stands tough, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...

I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your children graduate too illiterate to read it.

I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay at home because it rains.

I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.

I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has stolen democracy from the people.

It's the U. S. Serviceman
not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press.

It's the U.S. Serviceman
not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech.

It's the U.S. Serviceman
not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.

It's the U.S. Serviceman who
salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is draped with the flag, who made it possible for the protester to burn the flag!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Spirit of Munich Reborn in Spain

(I've been very busy with school lately and haven't had time to write on my blog. But here's an article I wrote for my school paper awhile back that never appeared on Epic Nation)

April 2004

The terrorist attacks on Spain in March brought sorrow and pain to Europe and tears of sympathy from across the globe. What followed the attacks, however, was perhaps just as troubling. Just days after the terrorists bombed several train cars, killing more than 200 passengers, the Spanish electorate voted in a new government that promised to pull out of Iraq and loosen ties with the United States. It is increasingly clear that the terrorist organization responsible for the bombing was al Qaida, and that its intention was to shake the resolve of Western nations allied against Middle Eastern terrorism. It appears they were successful.

In the aftermath of the attacks in Spain, it seems the axiom “peace at any price” has taken hold in Spain, if not throughout Europe. But by what means? And at how high a price? The cowards behind the incident in Spain represent a craven ideology that is perpetuated by glorifiing murder and martyrdom. The aggressors who champion this philosophy of hatred are bent on destroying Western civilization and must be met by the full force of all free people. In the face of such malevolence, we mustn’t be tempted by the temporary comfort of appeasement and capitulation. How much are we willing to pay for the peace we desire? History illustrates just how extraordinary the cost of such spurious comfort can be.

In September 1938, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met in Munich to discuss the future of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. It was Hitler’s intention to revise the terms of the 1933 Treaty of Versailles, which annexed this German land after World War I. Chamberlain was convinced by Hitler’s argument that it was simply a matter of “German self-determination” that gave Germany title to this land. To avoid military confrontation, Chamberlain agreed to Hitler’s terms, and the infamous Munich Agreement was born.

It was the feeling in Europe at the time that the German threat could be contained with diplomatic maneuvering and appeasement. But the comfort bought in Munich was false and short lived. In March 1939, the Germans occupied all of Czechoslovakia and invaded Poland before year’s end. The torrent of violence that engulfed the globe during World War II was stoked by what the French aptly referred to as “l’esprit de Munich” – The Spirit of Munich. Peace at any price, in this case, came to cost over 40 million lives.

Today in Europe, the principle allies of the United States in the war against terror have been Spain, the United Kingdom, and Poland. Spain, under Prime Minister Jose Aznar, was an unflinching partner in the war against terror. Aznar risked political ruin by aligning himself with President Bush during the outset of the Iraq conflict, and he has proven himself a resolute leader in the year since. Unlike some political opportunists who have used emotionally based rhetoric to capitalize on the war in Iraq, Prime Minister Aznar acted under no such self-beneficial motivations.

What motivates men like Aznar is an understanding of the stakes. Aznar understands—as does President Bush and Prime Minister Blair—that terrorism is born out of the frustration, hopelessness, and strife that are endemic to the failed states of the Middle East. While the warlords, dictators, and imperial cronies of the Middle East live in luxury, their citizens barely survive on the sustenance their looted economies can provide for the unprivileged. To prevent their being overthrown by an insurrection of the masses, the ruling class of the Middle East places the blame for their citizen’s impoverished existence on the West. Using murder, torture, and the mutilation of a peaceful religion, these tyrants are able to channel hatred away from their own failed regimes and toward Western culture. Until prosperity built upon democratic governance is established in the Middle East, organizations such as al Qaeda will continue to recruit multitudes of disenfranchised Arabs. It is for this reason that tyranny must be defeated and democracy must flourish in Iraq and throughout the Middle East.

Chancellor Schroeder of Germany, President Chirac of France, and Prime Minister-elect Jose Zapatero of Spain refuse to recognize this dynamic of terrorism’s origin or the means by which it will be defeated. Though France and Germany committed troops to Afghanistan immediately after Sept. 11, 2001, they have used the disagreement over the ouster of Saddam Hussein to distance themselves from the U.S. and the war against terror. In fact, France and Germany do not view this as a war at all, and have made clear their intentions to treat terrorism as a law enforcement matter to be handled by the courts. Zapatero, too, expressed his agreement with this point of view when, in a recent interview, he lamented that “fighting terrorism with bombs ... with Tomahawk missiles, isn’t the way to defeat terrorism,” and said that “terrorism is combated by the state of law.”

By suggesting that the only U.S. means of fighting terrorism is military force, Zapatero is either revealing his complete ignorance on the subject or a zealous form of rhetorical dishonesty. The United States views the rule of law to be just as essential as military combat in the war on terror. The Patriot Act is one example, if controversial, of this administration’s commitment to a multi-lateral offensive against terrorism. But our enemies will not be defeated by rule of law alone. Any person fanatical enough to die for his or her ideology is oblivious to the rule of law. The suggestion that this enemy can be contained without any armed conflict is both naïve and reckless. It will take a combination of law enforcement, actionable intelligence, and military force to see this war through. The leaders of Europe and the United States should heed the lessons learned at Munich. For the old adage states: “He who does not learn from history is doomed to repeat it.”

Thursday, November 18, 2004

The Brits know who their friends are

A poll taken this week shows that British citizens overwhelmingly believe they should have closer ties with the US than with the French. Chirac and Blair will be meeting today to discuss Franco-British relations, which makes this poll all the more comforting:

French snipers murder civilians

In the midst of another MSM slander of our troops (the video of a soldier killing - GASP! - a terrorist) I came accross an interesting video. Interesting not because it depicts the cowardice of French soldiers (this is already very well documented), but interesting in so much as it has been completely ignored by the media.

The video depicts a sit-in protest in the Ivory Coast being observed by French soldiers. The protesters are seen sitting in a field singing songs and chanting slogans when for no reason at all French snipers open fire on members of the crowd.

Click here for video - or right click and "Save Target"

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Muslim gang of 10 attacks 2 men in Sweden

It breaks my heart to see what's happening to Sweden. The following video clip represents an all too often occurance in Sweden. Muslim gangs are a growing problem in the country, but the authorities have bound themselves to a political correctness that wont allow them to admit the problem even exists. Two young Swedish men were beaten by a gang of 10 Swedish Muslims for no better reason than the fact they were white.

Click the picture to watch the closing moments of the men's beating (caught on tape by one of the perpetrators):

This video may add some perspective to my post titled Washington Post Story Unfair to Sweden.

UPDATE: Perhaps these two hapless men wandered into one of Sweden's "no go zones" described in this news report. Here's an excerpt:

Parts of Europe have now become ' Islamic Zones ' where the law of the police and the secular State has ended and the authority of the Imam and Mosque is absolute. In Sweden's third-largest city, Malmø, entire sections of the city and the central authority and remit of the State have been handed over to Islamic groups that terrorise the indigenous population and the police now publicly admit that they no longer control the streets. Ambulance personnel are attacked when they are called to deal with emergency situations in these ' Islamic Zones ' and the emergency services now refuse to attend emergencies in the area without a police escort.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Good riddance Yasser

How fitting the man is buried among the same lunatic mass hysteria of mob mentality that put him in power to begin with. This man’s legacy will be that of wholesale terror and complete moral bankruptcy.

By the way, notice the flag of our supposed ally France in the foreground. I think those in support of Jihad such as Hamas have a better idea of who their allies are than do American Democrats.

Hat tip to the guys over at FuckFrance for the video still shot.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Howard Dean for DNC chairman!

Word is that Howard Dean is on the short of list of possible persons to take over the DNC chairmanship. AP reports:

Jockeying for the top job at the Democratic Party is under way after Election Day losses, with former presidential hopeful Howard Dean indicating an interest in the post while other names are circulating.

If Dean were to take the position he would have his work cut out for him. Terry "the punk" McAuliffe's 4 years at the DNC has left the party in shambles, and probably has the tinfoil hat contigent of the party thinking he was a double agent working for Rove. Of course it was the Clintons who had McAuliffe made chairman. But thats not to say he had no conflicts of interest ::cough cough Hillary cough::, or that he hasnt been added to Karl Rove's Christmas card list.

In any event, a Dean chairmanship would be welcomed with equal enthusiasm from both the kook fringe of the Democratic party and the entire Republican party. It would be a signal to the country that the DNC has chosen to move leftward instead of embracing the moderate voters who made the President's upset victory possible last week.

It is for the above reason that I seriously doubt the grown-ups at the DNC will allow Dean to take the job. Then again, if the party truely wants to free itself from the Clinton grip this would be the best way to do it. That's for them to figure out, personally I hope he gets the job.

I also have a feeling National Review may be thinking of recylcing their magazine cover from the Democratic primary:

A cold wind continues to blow through Europe

The keepers of political correctness in Europe have struck another blow for their cause. Earlier this year a minister in Sweden was thrown into jail for stating homosexuality was a sin. Now an entire political party in Belgium has been banned. This from the BBC:

Belgium's highest court has ruled that the Flemish far-right Vlaams Blok party is racist. The ruling means the Blok will lose access to state funding and access to television which will, in effect, shut down the party.

The party was ruled as racists not because they were burning crosses or rounding up minorities in the streets. No, they were ruled as racists because they challenged the current imigration policies in Europe and have campaigned for reform. This happens to be one of the most crucial issues facing Europe as they move towards integration. But the problems will not be solved if public debate is censored by a politically motivated judiciary.

I'm sure we'll see more and more of this sort of news coming out of Europe as their continent continues its decline into oppresive rule and political chaos.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Ambulance chasers out of luck

In all the excitment of the week following Bush's (ie: conservatism's) victory I had completely forgotten about the trial lawyers. Im sure all of us have been making a list in our heads of all the LOSERS in this election; Michael Moore, the Democratic party, all those filthy hippy protesters who seemed to crawl out from their 40 year hibernation.

National Review has a great piece up right now about the trial lawyers being one of the biggest losers of all. Here's a preview:

The litigation industry in America had a lot riding on last Tuesday's elections. In addition to running a personal-injury lawyer — almost wholly financed by plaintiffs' attorneys — for the second highest office in the land, Trial Lawyers, Inc. faced several state referenda and key judicial races that were bellwethers for tort reform. Although the lawyers scored a couple of small victories, they by and large were trounced in what amounted to a very bad night for America's avaricious legal vultures. Businesses, doctors, and grassroots activists combined to lay the groundwork for both state and federal legal reform.

The Left's New Enemy

Just a gut feeling, but has anyone else noticed that "Evangelical Christians" are the latest hot topic of the left?

I couldnt help but notice over the weekend that just about every Democrat and leftist pundit had a single talking point in common; that Evangelical Christians won the election for George Bush. Could it be that the latest Democratic talking point have been distributed and the left's enemies list has been revised? Theyve already started to mock Christians as radicals, so you can be sure theyve got them in their cross hairs.

Like I said, at this point its just a gut feeling. But I wouldnt be shocked if the left is out to demonize Christians in this country and make them out to be pack of wild kooks who are no better than the Taliban. Once they get the chattering class in on their little act the main stream media will follow. Hell, maybe they can even get Michael Moore to create a "documentary" to whip up some anti-Christian hatred in this country. The party of Roosevelt is now the party of Goebbels, so it would come as no surprise.

Its the age old liberal strategy - If you cant beat 'em, destroy 'em.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Die already you murderous pig

Arafat will be dead soon and it's fitting he chose France as his final place of rest. This murderous pimp fits in perfectly with the anti-Semetic French. The people of France willingly capitulated with the Nazis and they show the same enthusiasm in their embrace of radical Jihadists like Arafat. When this gutless child murderer finally ends his long journey to the lowest depths of hell he will be in good company.

Hat tip to VanEyk.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Bush Country

Chris Mathews has been trying to compare middle American and the coasts as though the United States was some sort of 3rd world country with tribal factions. He actually said our nation was like India placed between two Pakistans! The man has obviously lost his mind, but his "divided America" theme is not just his own. I noticed alot of people in the media talking about a "divided" America - conservatives and liberals.

Maybe they need to see the election map broken down by county.

2004 Election Results by County

Sitting on the story

Judging by the headline, AFP (Agence France Presse) must have been sitting on this story for decades.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The left has lost its mind today

Like many conservatives today I've been surfing through the evening talk shows to see the left's reaction to the stunning defeat of their candidate. I can only conclude one thing; these people have gone mad. I'm not trying to exagerate, these people are just plain loopy! Go ahead and turn on the TV and look for these people. Juan Williams, a normally cool headed lefty, started flipping out on Bill O'Reilly about how the media was too harsh on Kerry! But the main talking point from the left tonight was the need for Bush to move to the left for his presidency to be legitimate.

Just like they did after their 2002 trouncing, the liberal "talking heads" have all concluded that the Democratic party hasnt gone far enough to the left, and that Republicans need to "reach out" (ie: ignore their mandate and serve as though they were Democrats). In 2002 these ideas seemed a little bit out there, but not crazy. Now, after getting another whooping in the House and Senate, how can these people be taken seriously when they repeat the same tripe?

The Democratic party is in total shambles. If the grown-ups in the party -- yes, they do exist -- don't grab their fringe by the ear and drag them back to the center of the political spectrum, this party will never recover from this loss. Amusing as it is to watch the left lose their minds, it is still disconcerting. The two party system is essential to assuring a check on corrupted power in this country, and we need the Democratic party to rebuild themselves into their former image so they can serve this role.

Another election win worth noting today

From BBC News this morning:

Hamid Karzai has been officially declared the winner of Afghanistan's landmark presidential election.

The chairman of the nation's electoral board made the announcement at a ceremony in the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday afternoon.

President Karzai will be a key mid-east ally to the US, and will shape Afghanistan into a great example for the rest of the region. He is seen as a legitimate leader by the rest of the world, and has given credence to the fact that the Bush doctrine is integral to achieving real peace in the Middle East.

Bush Wins!


Tuesday, November 02, 2004

My Prediction

From what Im seeing and reading right now (8:00PM Eastern) I am making the following prediction. Bush Wins with 300 electoral college votes.

At this point the networks are being very careful in their projections. For example Bush is up in VA 57% to 42%, but the call is still "too close to call".

Monday, November 01, 2004

Cheney receives a warm Aloha in Hawaii

I had the chance to see Vice President Cheney tonight at the Honolulu Convention Center. This is the first time since Nixon that a Republican ticket has come to Hawaii to campaign, so this was an event Hawaii Republicans werent going to miss.

Im no expert at judging crowd sizes, but if I had to guess I would say there was at least 10,000 people in attendance. Ive gotta think thats an awesome turnout for an 11:00 PM speech on a Sunday night. The line was wrapping around the convention center by 9:30. Ive doubted the existance of a strong Republican presence on the islands, but I was proven terribly wrong tonight. As far as enthusiasm goes, this crowd was pumped! They were cheering for Cheney as though he was on the top of the ticket.

The speech itself was Cheney's stump speech with a few additional lines to make it more relevant to Hawaiians. The longest applause lines were on topics of national defense. But the loudest and most fervent reponse he got was when he said "we are a nation under God, and we should be allowed to say so" - THE CROWD WENT NUTS! Judging by the response I think the stealth issue of this election will be the respect of America's religious values.

I am college student in Hawaii from the mainland, so Im actually registered to vote in my home state of New Jersey. Thinking Hawaii was a lost cause for Bush/Cheney, I sent out my absentee ballot 3 weeks ago with some hope that New Jersey could swing to Bush. Now Im thinking Hawaii could go Bush too. With the race so tight in NJ and HI how can the Kerry/Edwards campaign be so confident in the midwest?

Final thought: The national race cant be as close as its made out to be.