Thursday, June 30, 2005

Kofi needs more Graft!

The Wall Street Journal analyzes the latest shakedown coming from the UNecessary UNamerican Unbelievable UN. Emphasis added
OpinionJournal - The Real World:
"...That's disturbing. But if there is one item in all Mr. Annan's talk of reform that should provoke distinct horror, cold sweats, and mighty fears over the trajectory of the U.N., it is a small cipher embedded in Mr. Annan's tastefully printed and expensively bound proposal for U.N. reform, 'In Larger Freedom,' Annex item No. 5(d). That would be the proposal that developed countries contribute 0.7% of their gross domestic income to the cause of 'official development assistance.'

For the U.S. alone, where gross national income now totals about $11 trillion, that would add up to more than $82 billion per year--by itself more than 10 times what the U.N. has already failed miserably to manage well. +

And though Mr. Annan does not spell out exactly how such official aid would 'officially' reach its intended beneficiaries, the clear implication is that it would go through the 'official' U.N.--generating a great gush of cash, with no more need for the U.N. to worry about reform, or Mr. Annan and his successors even to strain themselves sending staffers to lobby Washington, or signing self-laudatory Op-eds. "
Look guys, I learned one thing a long while ago, and not from any movie ... "FOLLOW THE MONEY" Money=Power. Also Power with no Accountability is extremely dangerous. Read your history.

The Transnational Socialists want to rule from a non-elected bureaucracy. Through Non Government Organizations, like Amnesty International, the International Red Cross, and the UN. Study the Tranzis and the NGOs. Be aware.

One other thing. The Oil for Food for Bribes for Weopons Scandal at the UN is probably responsible for more than a little blood we had to spill in Iraq. Connect the dots. Saddam would not allow inspections because he had purchased influence in the UN. If Benon Savon (sp?) was a US citizen he would probably be parked in the greybar hotel. As it is he is at the Ritz.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Hey Souter, We're Taking YOUR HOUSE

Hey, Souter, you better check out this story from Freestar Media, LLC added emphasis
"Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.

Justice Souter's vote in the 'Kelo vs. City of New London' decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home."
BWAHAAAHAAHAA! Hey you elitist scum in your Black Robe, guess what? Look out your bedroom window, see the Caterpiller with its diesel running? I'd get my fuzzy slippers on quick!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

SS Privatization -- Kelo -- Leftist's reaction and non-reaction

Interesting comparison of leftist's reactions to events from Neal Boortz emphasis added
"You do see what's happening here, don't you?

You do recognize the essential difference between private Social Security accounts and expanded eminent domain powers? ...

It's easy! Bush's plan for private Social Security accounts empowers citizens! The Kelo decision weakens citizens and empowers government!

When you try to empower citizens and weaken government the left is going to rise to the fight! When you weaken citizens and empower government the left is going to remain silent.

Hopefully it isn't news to you that the left is historically not friendly with the concept of private property rights. Do you happen to remember one of the Senate Democrat's principal objections to the appeals court nomination of Janice Rogers Brown. They were concerned that she was too proactive on the issue of private property rights. You can hardly expect a political party that celebrates a war against individualism to be friendly to someone who believes strongly in individual property rights, or to protest a Supreme Court decision that critically injures the concept of private property."

Monday, June 27, 2005

Guantanamo loses 5-star rating

Another well thought out piece by Ann Coulter with emphasis added.
"The only question is: Why do Democrats take such relish in slandering their country?
If someone was constantly telling vicious lies about you, would you believe they supported and loved you?
'I love John Doe, and that's why I accuse him of committing serial rape and mass murder. Oh, he doesn't do that? Yes, but how dare you say I don't love John Doe!'"
This is a very salient point. When does "loyal opposition" become "aid and comfort"? When does "dissent" become "treason"?

"Here's a foolproof method for keeping America safe: Always do the exact 180-degree opposite of whatever Jimmy Carter says as quickly as possible."
But... But.. Jimmy got the Nobel Peace Prize. Yeah, take a look at the list of known monsters they have given that Prize to. Start with Yassir the pedophile.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

An e-mail to Cuz about Eminent Domain

Here is my concern... a real case with estimated numbers. A developer wanted to put up a shopping center in St. Louis County on the Southeast side of the interesection of Hwys 40 and 170. There were older low income houses in that area. It was for the most part, a blighted area.

If I recall the homes were worth about $60K The developer paid $80K to each homeowner, on average, and any holdouts were forced out by ED. There were few holdouts.

The homeowners won (25% increase in their property values), the developer won, the community won (the shopping center is quite popular), and the governments get the tax revenue. Not a bad deal allround.

My concern is, as a businessman, would I REALLY pay a 25% markup on those properties now that the SCOTUS decision comes down? Why don't I go down to the courthouse, buy some votes and get the properties for 25% below market or better? What is to stop me?

Here are some things that would stop me -- the press, boycotts, Indictments for bribery, 12 gauge shotguns, etc. I don't know if I would risk it.

So the ED decision is not entirely evil.

YES it IS. It puts the STATE before the CITIZEN. Our rights are to be PROTECTED by the state, and are not GIVEN TO US BY IT.

This Statist mindset is the most dangerous thing about this decision. We are subject to the will of the state. Sound familiar? Sound like Socialism? Communism? Nazism? Yep! A big damn slippery slope. (By the way, for the uniformed when you use these arguments, the Nazis were the National Socialist German Workers Party They were socialists in BIG way.) When the state becomes more important than Joe Sixpack, Joe Sixpack better become AWARE quickly.

(Switch Rant Off)

Friday, June 24, 2005

Hubris v. SCOTUS, Hubris Holds That He Can Rip Off A Justice's Right Nut So Long As He Compensates Him For Fair Market Value Of That Nut

Hubris is my bro. He gave me a blog award, too.

Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes

Here is the story about the SCOTUS decision on Kelo v. New London CT.

Read the story and consider the implications. Read the decision.

The bottom line is this, if a developer wants your property for any reason he has two ways of getting it now:

1. THE OLD WAY: The developer contacts you and negotiates a purchase price. Typically if you want to sell, you will get a premium price for your property, since it is in the developer's interest to get the property with little haggling. This may get held up by you or your neighbors refusing to sell.

2. THE NEW WAY: The developer bribes your major, city manager, city council, whatever and has them use Eminent Domain to steal your property from you, paying you a below market price, and forcing you into hours of negotiations and legal fees to get a fair price, when you may not have wanted to sell in the first place. Oh, the negotiations will be on the PRICE, not the SALE. If the city "fathers" want your property, it is gone.

People say, "Well, we do that all the time". Sorry, Wrong. Eminent Domain is used to build railroad beds, roads, and public works. It also has been used to eliminate blighted areas of cities, and improve them with private investment.

Here is the deal. You own your house. The mayor wants your house. The mayor gets your house and sells it to someone else. Questions ... is it really your house now?

The tyrants in black robes have struck again. When will the American people have enough?

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Durbin Apologizes for Gitmo Remarks

The Dirtbag Kind of Apologizes .. Not. See Mongo's emphasis Sen. Durbin Apologizes for Gitmo Remarks - Yahoo! News:
"Durbin initially refused to apologize.

'This administration should apologize to the American people for abandoning the Geneva Conventions and authorizing torture techniques that put our troops at risk and make Americans less secure,' he said the day after his initial comments.

By last Friday, Durbin was trying to clarify his comments, yet the White House and top Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist refused to relent.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in an interview scheduled for broadcast Wednesday on Fox News radio's 'The Tony Snow Show,' tried to equate the comment with actress Jane Fonda calling U.S. soldiers war criminals during a visit to North Vietnam in 1972.

On Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, a fellow Democrat, added his voice to the chorus of criticism, saying, 'I think it's a disgrace to say that any man or woman in the military would act like that.'

Durbin said in his apology: 'I made reference to Nazis, to Soviets, and other repressive regimes. Mr. President, I've come to understand that's a very poor choice of words.'"
Okay, here is what happened:

1. The number TWO Demogog in the U.S. Senate, THE DICK from Illinois, echoed Amnesty International's statement a week before about Guantanamo being a Gulag. This was IN SUPPORT OF NGO'S. (Educate yourself about Transnational Socialism... The Tranzis, and this will make sense to you.) Understand that this is not only the Demogogs, this is about ALL Socialist/Communist plans. They want to run as an unelected elite. If you don't think so, you are naive...

2. THE DICK refused to apologize for his comments, keeping his comments viable in Al Jazzeera (sp?). He "stood" by his statement.

3. THE DICK looked around and saw a bunch of people calling him a disrespectful, dispicable traitor, who disparages American Troops and encourages our enemies. Didn't change the statement.

4. DA MAYOR'S kid called THE DICK and told him to fix it. My best guess is Daley was hearing from his ward heelers in the ethnic neighborhoods of Chicago which contain citizens who most probably;

Have actually lived in the Gulag, or, Have actually lived under the Nazis, or, Have actually been subject to the Khmer Rouge atrocities.


Have their children serving our Nation, and don't like it for their reputations to be besmirched, or don't like it that they are under increased risk in combat since their DICK gave courage and comfort to the enemy.

DICK, enjoy the rest of your term. Go live on the beach. Your career is over if my friends in Southern Illinois have their way. (remember, East St. Louis votes will be hard to come by, the buyers will be in the Federal Slam).

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Frank J of IMAO regarding Dispicable Dick

"Anyway, Senator Durbin should be neutered. What he said didn't come even close to responsible speech; he might as well start asking Al Qaeda for pay as a PR agent. Censure isn't enough for that, so I think neutering is a good start. If Durbin were to produce little Durbins, obviously no one would want them. Thus neutering Durbin is the humane thing to do plus sets a good example for pet owners.

Next, a metal garbage pail should be put over his head, and all the other senators should take turns hitting the pail with a stick. Hopefully, this can be done in a bipartisan way. After that, he'll be dazed and confused. This will be a good time to dress him up in a tutu and parade him through the streets. If he mumbles something about his treatment comparable to what the Nazis did, make sure the crowd on the street has plenty of tomatoes and eggs.

When Durbin is marched back to the Senate hall, next should come the old tradition of ripping off his Senator badge and forcing him to eat his own poo. Finally, the public gets to wait in line to pummel him with whiffle ball bats."

Not bad Frank. BTW I heard that Durbin's office had the "Capitol Police" phone a person who had called his office. Tony Snow radio show last night.

The caller had pointed out the provisions (not punishments) for treason in the Constitution to Dispicable Dick's staff. According to this caller, he received a call back about his "threat" on the Senator. He asked the "Police" officer for his badge number, supervisor, phone number, office address, etc. and got nothing. When he researched the number on his caller ID after the call he found that Verizon said it didn't exist. Interesting ...

Sounds like Dick doesn't support free speech rights for citizens, but supports a boatload of supposed "rights" for terrorist scum who would kill us or worse.

What a Dick. Death Camp Durbin.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Another Shot at the Dick from Illinois

From Mark Steyn at the Washington Times
"Just for the record, some 15 million to 30 million Soviets died in the gulag; some 6 million Jews died in the Nazi camps; some 2 million Cambodians -- one-third of the country's population -- died in the killing fields. Nobody's died in Gitmo, not even from having Christina Aguilera played to them excessively loudly. The comparison is deranged, and deeply insulting not just to the U.S. military but to the millions of relatives of those dead Russians, Jews and Cambodians, who, unlike Mr. Durbin, know what real atrocities are. "
By the way ... Dick ... (and I use the term in it's truest sense, although I am sure you are lacking in that department)you have put all of our military in the column of barbarism such as outlined above.
"Spot the odd one out: (1) mass starvation, (2) gas chambers, (3) mountains of skulls, (4) lousy infidel pop music at full volume. One of these is not the same as the others, and Mr. Durbin doesn't have the excuse of being some airhead celeb or an Ivy League professor. He's the Senate Judiciary Committee's second-ranking Democrat. Don't they have an insanity clause? "
I hope for our Nation they do. The Demogogs will do anything to get the Government back because it is there reason for existing. They can then buy the votes they need to stay in power, funded by the taxpayers.

The old Demogogs had class, the Demogogs today are crass. Turn off the sound of any news program which has political commentary and you can easily pick out the Demo. They're the ones who look like they were weaned on a pickle.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Doughnut Democrats

Courtesy of Hubris

Caught this at the Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal. My fiancee and I agree that the current Republicans are the Old Democrats and the current Democrats are basically wacked out Socialists. The article (with Mongo's comments) brings out what I think are real issues, and I agree that it may be important to the Nation to have two viable parties. What we have now is a dying socialist party being supported by a socialist media. A party which can't get anything done ...
"The next test of whether the party of Nancy Pelosi and Ted Kennedy is capable of anything but obstructionism will come later this summer on tax reform. The President's bipartisan tax reform panel, chaired by former Senators Connie Mack and Mr. Breaux, is expected to launch the debate by proposing some form of flat tax.

Democrats may again try to tar and feather this plan as a giveaway to the rich. But polls show over and over that the broad middle class wants tax simplification and pro-growth reform. And in the past a form of the flat tax was endorsed by such Democratic leaders as Dick Gephardt, Bill Bradley, Jerry Brown and Leon Panetta. They didn't believe the flat tax was such a radical idea. Will the enlightened Democrats sit this debate out too?

Many conservatives have watched the left's hostile takeover of the Democratic Party with great joy. We don't share that enthusiasm. The country would benefit from two vibrant parties competing on innovative freedom-enhancing initiatives. The problem is that the Democrats are running on empty when it comes to policy ideas other than big government, and this lack of competition has had deleterious effects on Republican behavior, as witnessed by their lack of any spending discipline.Howard Dean observed recently that he hopes to 'galvanize the Democrats into being the party of individual freedom and personal responsibility.' That's a wonderful idea--just the kind that would put the Democrats back on the road to national viability. But that leaves unanswered the question of how a party that opposes voluntary personal accounts for Social Security, school choice for parents, tax and welfare reform, free trade and limited government broadly defined can sell itself as the freedom and responsibility party."
I used to embrace some Democrats, and when it comes to people like Ed Koch and Zell Miller I still do.

But when slime like Dick Durban smear our Troops and our Nation, and give aid and comfort to our enemies, (interesting phrase, huh?) there is NO WAY IN HELL a Democrat will ever get my vote again... Period. And if I was a Republican campaign manager, I would have my tape machines running overtime whenever idiots like Howard Dean and Dick Durban open their mouths.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Durbin Supports the Troops

OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today:
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:11 p.m. EDT

Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, took the Senate floor yesterday and likened American servicemen to Nazis (link in PDF):
When you read some of the graphic descriptions of what has occurred here [at Guantanamo Bay]--I almost hesitate to put them in the [Congressional] Record, and yet they have to be added to this debate. Let me read to you what one FBI agent saw. And I quote from his report:

On a couple of occasions, I entered interview rooms to find a detainee chained hand and foot in a fetal position to the floor, with no chair, food or water. Most times they urinated or defecated on themselves, and had been left there for 18-24 hours or more. On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. . . . On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.

If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime--Pol Pot or others--that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.

We are fighting an enemy that murdered 3,000 innocent people on American soil 3 1/2 years ago and would murder millions more if given the chance--and according to Dick Durbin, our soldiers are the Nazis.



St. Louis U Forecaster -- When does 6% =.5%? Lies, damn lies, and statistics

STLtoday - News - Columnists:
"It didn't sound right, but Strauss is the director of the new Simon Center for Regional Forecasting at St. Louis University. The stunning forecast was the Simon Center's first. What a way to start. Talk about an attention-getter. Job growth approaching 6 percent! 'That number is not only rosy, it's astronomical,' wrote business columnist David Nicklaus in Sunday's paper.

Even Strauss admitted the number seemed unrealistic. He told Nicklaus that he and his colleagues considered adjusting the forecast downward, but then decided they had to stick with the numbers. The Simon Center uses state of the art methods.

Now it turns out there was a mistake. As Nicklaus explained things in his column this Sunday, the computer was spitting out annual numbers and Strauss thought they were monthly numbers so he was multiplying the computer's numbers by 12. Consequently, the new projections show us 'enjoying' a growth rate of about 0.5 percent. That's a little down from the year the 0.6 percent we 'enjoyed' in the 12 months that ended in April. "
The coversheet of my statistics book in college had the "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics" quote from Mark Twain. Twain answers the question ... "What are the three types of lies in the world?"

I just wonder if this guy Strauss at the "Simon Center" still has a job. I'll bet he does. You see, he is in acadamia, where you don't have to be right if you are left. If you are in the ivory tower, you get a pass, because if you were any good, you would be in the REAL WORLD ... EARNING a living.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The left's war for international affection

David Limbaugh:
"If I hear one more time how the United States better clean up its image in the world so we don't further alienate foreigners and generate more terrorists, I think I'm going to retch."
Double Ditto David. One of the best descriptions of Europe I have heard recently is "once great". Socialism has killed them. Unrestricted immigration to replace their pampered workforce on the JOB, has killed them. Hubris has killed them. They simply don't know they are dead yet. Go USA and ... Go Asia.

Let the Europeans drown in their own tears (they don't sweat, that would mean working).

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on Africa and Stingy Americans

Amother entertainer who believes we CARE about WHAT he thinks. Would we listen to the opinion of an organ grinder's monkey? Anyway with Mongo's PO'd
"'Like most people, I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world. It's crazy that America gives such a paltry percentage of its GNP to the starving nations.'
Neal jumps on this in the next paragraph, but I have to comment. Hey DAVID! How much of the stingy American's money has lined your pockets, you hypocritical son of a B! Get off your ass, open your wallet, or get in your jet and FLY to Africa and help these poor people. Oh, you just want to play music and ride in limosines. I see.
Say what? The great and exalted David Gilmour thinks that it's 'crazy' that the United States government doesn't seize more wealth from Americans who worked for and earned it so that this wealth can be handed over to 'starving nations?' I wonder if Gilmour has ever uttered one word in opposition to the antics of that maniac Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe? Probably not. At any rate, isn't it nice that this character can tell us how much of our gross national product we're supposed to give away? Spoken like a true anti-American socialist. Apparently the United States, which is the most generous nation on Earth, is supposed to give billions more because some aging rock star says so. As far as the left is concerned, if one person in the world is starving, it is because the stingy, evil Americans allowed it to happen.

If David Gilmour and all of his rock star buddies really want to help the people of Africa, how about they get their overpaid rock star asses onto their private jets and go sling bags of grain down in Zimbabwe?"
See my rant, above.


Just a thought....

Friday, June 10, 2005

More Aid for Africa

Neal Boortz
speaks about the shakedown coming for Africa.

Here is a continent with more than ample natural resources ... yet it is been mired in poverty and despair for hundreds of years. Two countries on the African Continent that actually have achieved some decent standards of living for a high number of citizens have a common heritage ... and that common heritage is European.
If it's in our self-interest to pour American taxpayer dollars into Africa .. go for it. But if those taxpayer dollars just end up in the Swiss bank accounts of some tin-horn African dictator ... no good. George Bush and Tony Blair did pay some lip service to keeping the money out of corrupt dictators and sending money to countries that embrace democratic principals ... but time will, I think, show that lip service is about all there is on this issue.
That huge giant sucking sound you hear coming down the road is the sound of Africa consuming more and more of the wealth of the American and British people, while little or nothing is done to free the African people from oppressive and corrupt dictatorships.

Just thought I would warn you.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Amnesty International -- Friend of Al Queda

Does it surprise you that AI is a bunch of hypocritical leftard tranzis? Me either, I've added emphasis to areas of the story which reinforce thae point that AI and the rest of these "NGOs" should be thrown out of our Nation. They are a cancer. Anyway from the WJS's OpinionJournal - Featured Article
"But before leaving this episode, we'd like to remind readers of the case of Ahmed Hikmat Shakir. On November 19, 2001, Amnesty issued one of its 'URGENT ACTION' reports on his behalf: 'Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of Iraqi citizen Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, who is being held by the Jordanian General Intelligence Department. . . . He is held incommunicado detention and is at risk of torture or ill-treatment.'

Pressure from Amnesty and Saddam Hussein's Iraq worked; Mr. Shakir was released and hasn't been seen since.

Mr. Shakir is believed to be an al Qaeda operative who abetted the USS Cole bombing and 9/11 plots, among others. Along with 9/11 hijackers Khalid al Midhar and Nawaf al Hazmi, he was present at the January 2000 al Qaeda summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He was working there as an airport 'greeter'--a job obtained for him by the Iraqi embassy. When he was arrested in Qatar not long after 9/11, he had telephone numbers for the safe houses of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers. He was inexplicably released by the Qataris and promptly arrested again in Jordan as he attempted to return to Iraq.

There remains a dispute about whether this is the same Ahmed Hikmat Shakir that records discovered after the Iraq war list as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Saddam Fedayeen--the 9/11 Commission believes these are two different people--and whether Mr. Shakir thus represents an Iraqi government connection to 9/11. But there is no doubt that the Hussein regime, whatever its reasons, was eager to have the al Qaeda Shakir return to Iraq. It was aided and abetted to this end by Amnesty International.

We don't recount this story to suggest Amnesty was actively in league with Saddam. But it shows that, even after 9/11, Amnesty still didn't think terrorism was a big deal.
No not a big deal ... it was Americans that were killed. When is our patience with these scum going to end? When will they pay for their insults? When will our nation wake up and find out that the Transnational Socialists, of which you can name many in the Democratic party, are real, have an agenda, and will take away your influence as a citizen if they can, so they can rule with autonomy and impunity?

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

courtesy of hubris

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Wowwee Howie Dean

From Neal Boortz at Nealz Nuze Today's Nuze
"So what is Dean up to? Last week, when talking about the difficulty of working Americans waiting in long lines to vote, he actually said this:

'Republicans, I guess, can do that because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives.'

Whoa boy. But it gets better.

In a speech to Democratic supporters, Dean said this: 'I would make the argument that America is safer when Democrats are in the White House, than when Republicans are in the White House.' The more he talks, the deeper the hole gets.

At some point, the Democrats will give him the boot. Until then, we get to enjoy all of the fun!"
Boy, I don't know where to start on this one. Howie is just wonderful. The more he talks, the more the Dems will lose.

Quote one: never made an honest living... Wow. Lemmeesee 61 million of my fellow voters are pimps and crack whores and meth addicts and welfare cheats? I don't think so. Maybe we are the people who support these scum. BTW Howie got a LOT of insurance companies (read mean and evil) to support him when he was a governor. What's up with that? (try offshore laws)

Quote two: there is not ONE DEMOCRAT I would trust with the defense of this NATION. Not one. Look at history. (Okay, maybe FDR, but HE'S DEAD)

By the way, I just saw Bill Clinton on TV. Is it me, or is he starting to look like a hound dog? Sure lived his life like one.

Amnesty leadership aided Kerry

An interesting little blurb regarding the anti american AI crowd in The Washington Times: Nation/Politics
"The top leadership of Amnesty International USA, which unleashed a blistering attack last week on the Bush administration's handling of war detainees, contributed the maximum $2,000 to Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign.

Federal Election Commission records show that William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty USA, contributed $2,000 to Mr. Kerry's campaign last year. Mr. Schulz also has contributed $1,000 to the 2006 campaign of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat. "
Isn't that surprising... The Leftards stick together don't they? Why the good people of Massachusetts keep electing these aholes is beyond me. It's probably because a lot of the "good people" have fled to other NE states to avoid the socialist tax system...

Monday, June 06, 2005

Send in the Clowns

Great article, as usual, from R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. in the The American Spectator --
Our war against terror is in trouble now. Lawyers from some of our most prestigious law firms are trundling down to Guantanamo Bay to represent detainees.

If any group in America can bring a project to foozle it would be a group of American lawyers intent on humanitarian service. It is only a matter of time before a new Ramsey Clark Jr. emerges to fill American courts with bogus legal charges to stoke international anti-Americanism.

Then accomplished poseurs such as the Clintons and Jean-Francois Kerry can chirp up about how the whole world is increasingly hostile to us. They will, of course, urge the Bush Administration to Washington heed the concerns of 'the world community.'
That's what we need, US lawyers representing non-citizens in US courts. When they go to Guantanamo, what right does the military have to just tell them to f*** off? Gitmo is a MILITARY BASE. If these legal stiffs are not authorized to be there, drop them in the Caribbean!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

The European Disease

An excellent analysis from the Wall Street Journal regarding the socialist decline of Europe, Mongo Emphasis in OpinionJournal - Featured Article:
"The Europeans have created a vast constellation of domestic policy interventions that are cloaked in the seductive rhetoric of compassion, fairness and cultural sophistication.

These policies include highly generous welfare benefits for the unemployed;
state ownership and subsidy of key industries (such as Airbus);
rules that make it difficult to hire and fire workers;
prohibitions against closing down plants;
heavy protections of labor unions against competitive forces;
mandatory worker benefit packages that include health insurance, child care allowances, paid parental leave, four to six weeks of vacation;
shortened work weeks;
and, alas, high taxes on business and labor to pay for these lavish benefits.
The socialist nanny state.

In sum, European nations penalize work and subsidize non-work, and, no surprise, they have gotten a lot of the latter and far too little of the former. By contrast, the U.S. model--allegedly cruel and 'laissez-faire'--has done much better both by economic growth and worker opportunity.
Yes, we are right, they are wrong. There is no other way of putting it. I've seen a quote on a left wing blog that "capitalism works best with a bit of socialism thrown in." I can't disagree with that, but when the nanny staters take over, such as in Europe, we see, and have seen the results.
The frustrating irony is that, at the very moment in history when Europe's model is in disrepute, many U.S. politicians still want to emulate it. In Congress today there is some bill to provide virtually every social welfare benefit that Europe now offers. And the Congressional Budget Office predicts that if America's federal entitlement programs are not reined in, by 2030 government's share of the U.S. economy will close in on 50% of GDP, or even more than Europe's share today. The good news is that at least Washington has begun to debate how to reform these programs. "
And the Republicans have to take the lead. The Democrats are in such disarray, when they accuse the Republicans of "starving children" and so forth, the Reps should just say, "yes, I'm for that", and let the public see how pathetic the Democrats and their SMSM syncophants are.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Ben Stein on Felt

The American Spectator:
"So, this is the great boast of the enemies of Richard Nixon, including Mark Felt: they made the conditions necessary for the Cambodian genocide. If there is such a thing as kharma, if there is such a thing as justice in this life of the next, Mark Felt has bought himself the worst future of any man on this earth. And Bob Woodward is right behind him, with Ben Bradlee bringing up the rear. Out of their smug arrogance and contempt, they hatched the worst nightmare imaginable: genocide. I hope they are happy now -- because their future looks pretty bleak to me."

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Peggy Noonan on Deep Throat

"Is the Deep Throat story over? Yes, in the sense that it will no longer be treated as a mystery. In spite of the million questions we'll be hearing--and there are and will be many serious questions--the MSM will stick with the heroic narrative.

Mr. Felt was Deep Throat.

Deep Throat was a great man who helped a great newspaper put the stop to the lies and abuses of an out-of-control White House. End of story.

Why? Because in celebrating this story in a certain way journalists of a certain age celebrate themselves. Because to bring unwelcome and unwanted skepticism to the narrative would be to deny 20th-century journalism--and 21st-century journalists--their great claim to glory. Because the MSM is still liberal, and the great Satan of all liberals, still, is Richard Nixon. And because, as Ben Bradlee might say, It's a goddamn good story.

Or as they put it in yet another John Ford masterpiece, 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,' 'When the legend becomes the fact, print the legend.' "
Well said. Deep Throat was PO'd at Nixon because he didn't get the FBI top slot. One has to wonder how history would have turned without him... Vietnam ... Cambodia ... electing lame ass Jimmy Carter as president...

No doubt Nixon was THE ONE. He screwed the pooch. His men were out of control. But he got us the HELL OUT OF VIETNAM. Maybe not with honor, but out. He saved lives in doing so.

Fast forward. Ask yourself a question... What was John Kerry doing in Paris meeting with the North Vietnamese during the Peace Talks? It has been widely reported that he was there, and he hasn't denied it. Kennedy got us in Vietnam, Johnson screwed it up by listening to Kennedy holdovers like that vile POS Robert McNamara, and we have John Kerry (a budding future Demogog) meeting with (and encouraging?) the enemy, and extending the war. Thank you, Jackasses!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Daddy was a traitor -- lets get a book deal...

Well "Deep Throat" is outed by his own family, trying to make a buck, apparently ... FBI's No. 2 Was 'Deep Throat':
"... Woodward had prepared for Felt's eventual death by writing a short book about a relationship he describes as intense and sometimes troubling. His longtime publisher, Simon & Schuster, is rushing the volume to press -- but the careful unveiling of the information did not proceed as Woodward or The Post had envisioned.

Yesterday morning, Vanity Fair released an article by a California lawyer named John D. O'Connor, who was enlisted by Felt's daughter, Joan Felt, to help coax her father into admitting his role in history. O'Connor's article quoted a number of Felt's friends and family members saying that he had shared his secret with them, and it went on to say that Felt told the author -- under the shield of attorney-client privilege -- 'I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat.'

O'Connor wrote that he was released from his obligation of secrecy by Mark and Joan Felt. He also reported that the Felts were not paid for cooperating with the Vanity Fair article, though they do hope the revelation will 'make at least enough money to pay some bills,' as Joan Felt is quoted in the magazine."
Yeah lets make some money off the old man! Felt wanted to be FBI chief and thought if he ratted on the President he could get some good press from the WaPo. He was a not real courageous character.

I heard his grandson on the radio saying he was a "patriot". No Sonny, if Gramps was courageous he would have come out in the open with his information. No Sonny, Gramps hid in the shadows, muttering to Woodward, saving his job and his own ass.

Woodward got a Pulitzer, Gramps got his Federal Retirement. Doesn't seem fair does it? Gramps ratted out the President, was a traitor to the government, and now his fine daughter wants to cash out. Tough.

Woodward went on to bigger things, interviewing dead men like Bill Casey.