Thursday, September 30, 2004
"There are terrorists . . . who seek to make our country the main battleground against freedom, democracy and civilization." -- Allawi
"The killers know that Iraq is the central front in the war on terror." -- Bush
Or more close:
"The world is better off without Saddam Hussein." -- Allawi
"The world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power." -- Bush
Oh my god....Allawi must indeed be a puppet of the Bush administration! Senator Fe-insane must think the listening audience is stupid (as most elite liberals do) these are clearly common phrases used by many on the topic of Iraq, are but a tiny fraction of Allawi's words that day and are just generalization phrases. Fe-insane suggested that this similarity raised suspicion so now everything Allawi said was suspect....Unbelievable...to the point where I put this as a statement that aides and abets the enemy and thus she is! See the entire speech text on here.
Now Fe-insane comes out and calls the Post's article "reports" and talks as if this notion is 100% true and the source of her profound dismay! Oh boy...she even says that "campaign operatives" were the ghost writers.....no proof, not a shred of corroboration for what are simply innuendo and conspiratorial rhetoric. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if White House staff help visiting heads of state tune speeches they make on state visits...that doesn't make them puppets or that substantive content is suspect.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
- African Americans are already disproportionately burdened by the health effects of
climate change, including deaths during heat waves and from worsened air pollution.
Similarly, unemployment and economic hardship associated with climate change will
fall most heavily on the African American community.
- African Americans are less responsible for climate change than other Americans.
Both historically and at present, African Americans emit less greenhouse gas.
- Policies intended to mitigate climate change can generate large health and economic
benefits or costs for African Americans, depending on how they are structured.
I'm amazed by this sort of thing...this should be like shooting fish in a barrel for a news magazine...the race card plus global warming. As I understand the more climate data we gather the more the argument that there is global warming (which is all this report talks about even though it's titled climate change, I guess it's not PC to call it global warming anymore) is getting weaker all the time. The jury is not in on global warming....you can find a ton of impressive scientific sources supporting both sides of the issue. That aside I'm amazed someone would get away with linking the effects on one group...just amazing.
Did you hear Kerry on TV this morning good morning America or someone? Funny. The press seems to be turning on him a little. The question was asked if it was a good idea to go into Iraq. After a weird answer, the interviewer asked: So if it turns okay, then it was a good thing to do? - that pissed him off a bit.
The funniest part is the I voted for it before I voted against it. His rationale was that he wanted to make sure that the right taxpayers (e.g. the rich) would pay their fair share of the appropriations. Say what? This is now a tax issue??? He also said it was late and he was tired later came out that he said that at noon.
Okay, so here is one for your blog that no one is talking about.
Kerry is being pre-positioned for tomorrows debates as the come back kid the guy who is behind, but then in the last couple of weeks comes on strong. (ex. Senate races, the Iowa caucus win, etc).
You can hear it already wow Kerry did what he always does coming from behind and he did what he needed to do in the debate.
Here is the problem. Is this who anyone wants as a President??? Someone who only does well when he is behind and it is late in the 4th quarter? This is positioned as some sort of virtue? Is this what we want for the US? The comeback US
The Kerry Presidency: Ok, economy is in the crapper, we were hit with two more terrorist attacks, the DOW is at 5,000 but look, Kerry has woken up and now he has a plan and we are going to win!!
We want a president who is tired at noon?Funny also that there are no stories about the fact that he had his prostrate removed. Remember when that was an issue for Bob Dole?
He explains that he believes the moment the left's bankruptcy became clear was on 9/11. "The United States was attacked by theocratic fascists who represents all the most reactionary elements on earth. They stand for liquidating everything the left has fought for: women's rights, democracy? And how did much of the left respond? By affecting a kind of neutrality between America and the theocratic fascists." He cites the cover of one of Tariq Ali's books as the perfect example. It shows Bush and Bin Laden morphed into one on its cover. "It's explicitly saying they are equally bad. However bad the American Empire has been, it is not as bad as this. It is not the Taliban, and anybody - any movement - that cannot see the difference has lost all moral bearings."
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Monday, September 27, 2004
We were reminded of that joke when we read this hilarious piece in the Capital Times of Madison, Wis., in which Ann Richards, the one-term governor of Texas who lost her seat to George W. Bush in 1994, explains that Bush is hard to beat in a debate because he is stupid: [John] Kerry, like Richards and other Democrats who have faced Bush in past debates, probably knows too much.
"As a consequence, we see issues in less simplistic terms than the president. The president speaks in terms that are so simple on the most complex issues that it sort of leaves you with your mouth hanging open," says Richards, who was unseated by Bush 10 years ago this fall. . . .
She contends that has been part of Bush's political strategy for years, citing an exchange during the presidential debates four years ago when he and Vice President Al Gore fielded a question about Medicare and health care costs.
Richards recalled that Bush responded, "I think Medicare needs to be reformed." "That doesn't tell you anything about what he's going to do, it's simply a simplistic answer," Richards added. "And he does that on almost everything. You give people a simple answer and then you don't have to answer the complicated questions that matter."
Richards also puts her superior intellect on display, saying Bush has "been the most disappointing to women, who thought with all of his commitments and promises that things were going to change for them. Things didn't change; they got worse." So things got worse without changing? Must be some quantum-physics deal.
UPDATE, UPDATE......wow, my faith that there is intelligent life still in the Bay Area has been restored....the Oakland police dept. has decided to not suspend DUI checkpoints due to public outcry. It floors me that the activists who made the stink said that these checkpoints discriminate....how's this:
The checkpoints, which allow officers to demand licenses and proof of insurance, are an effective way to get drunken drivers off Oakland's streets, city leaders agree. But the checks also have ensnared dozens of illegal immigrants who are not licensed to drive yet otherwise obey the law.WHAT....EXCUSE ME....didn't you just say they're "illegal" immigrants!
Go that that CNNUSA Today story...read it, then click on the actual poll results link and tell me what you think the data shows? Skip the graph since they obviously used a small increment on the Y axis in order to hide the fact that Bush's numbers go up from the beginning to the end of September.
Friday, September 24, 2004
During a 1997 debate on CNN's "Crossfire," Sen. John Kerry, now the Democratic presidential nominee, made the case for launching a pre-emptive attack against Iraq. "We know we can't count on the French. We know we can't count on the Russians," said Mr. Kerry. "We know that Iraq is a danger to the United States, and we reserve the right to take pre-emptive action whenever we feel it's in our national interest."
- What is behind the suicide murders? Money, power and cold-blooded murderous incitement, nothing else. It has nothing to do with true fanatic religious beliefs. No Moslem preacher has ever blown himself up. No son of an Arab politician or religious leader has ever blown himself. No relative of anyone influential has done it. Wouldn't you expect some of the religious leaders to do it themselves, or to talk their sons into doing it, if this is truly a supreme act of religious fervor? Aren't they interested in the benefits of going to Heaven? Instead, they send outcast women, naive children, retarded people and young incited hotheads. They promise them the delights, mostly sexual, of the next world, and pay their families handsomely after the supreme act is performed and enough innocent people are dead.
- The only way to fight this new "popular" weapon is identical to the only way in which you fight organized crime or pirates on the high seas: the offensive way. Like in the case of organized crime, it is crucial that the forces on the offensive be united and it is crucial to reach the top of the crime pyramid. You cannot eliminate organized crime by arresting the little drug dealer in the street corner. You must go after the head of the "Family".
- Chicano/Latino 9.1% (9.3% last year)
- African American 3.9% (3.6% last year)
- American Indians 0.4% (0.6% last year)
- Vietnamese 4.2% (3.6% last year)
- Southeast Asian 4.4% (3.8% last year)
- White 30.6% (31.5% last year)
- Asian 44.8% (44.9% last year)
hmm....from a California state population perspective aren't white students in the minority at Cal? And yes the "white" enrollment at Cal is down, but in fact the groups that we all commonly refer to as monirities are up as a group and represent nearly 70% of the incoming freshman! YOU GUYS ARE A JOKE! In fact the CCTimes story title is a lie, missleading and dishonest...if my math is right in fact minority enrollment is up by 1.2%. But the fact that the monority representation is in fact the overwhelming majority of the incoming freshman makes this a journalistic abortion.
Of course that's a better and more interesting story....unless you would like to somehow take every story you do and spin it to make the sitting president and administration look bad.
I have seen lots of quotes and video from the media hand picked average citizen who use words like "evil", "bad", "mean", "liar" to describe dubya...and have talked with plenty of dems I know who talk about him or republicans in general with vitriol. But you know what I think, the obvious lack of journalistic integrity being displayed by the media, their coordinaton with the DNC to promote an agenda, the desire by many to see more deaths in Iraq to keep their "quagmire" label, the spitting hate mongering protestors in NYC during the RNConv, blah, blah, blah....all tell me these words far more accurately describe those on the left. Isn't it interesting how our the majority of our teenagers and college students are democrats? Why? Because they're too stupid yet to know better...they haven't lived long enough and with enough real responsibility to gain both wisdom and confidence that your own ideas and feelings can forge your positions on important issues. So they're easily rallied to the cause. They are made to be scared that a job will be hard to come by and that republicans and big business want to keep you down. So put us in power and will make sure they put some dollars in your pocket just because you breath.
Sorry....just got carried away there.......
I probably wasn't very eloquent with my dribble about why college students are dems/leftist. Well the point was I believe you would be hard pressed to take someone who has enough life experience to form solid positions and opinions on the big things and convert them to a liberal if they were something else. However the idealistic youth are forced to site inside 4 walls and be brainwashed by college professors who are overwhelmingly liberal or maybe more accurately socialist to communist. They're easily swayed, they want to believe, after all these are the pillars of education, thought and knowledge...this must be right. I fully believe you are either born into a democrat family and its mantra is pounded into you at home or if home was something other than a liberal experience you get the indoctrination at college. Those are the only ways you become a liberal....and often the college conversion is part of a rebellion if dad was maybe too overbearing with that mantra. You'd be hard pressed to find a great thinker or intellectual who was a conservative as a mature adult but switches to liberal thought...if you can find one tell me.
Thanks to my friend Kurt for giving me this great Churchill quote after telling him about my thoughts on how anybody ends up a liberal.
"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.". Winston Churchill
Kurt comes thru again with a link to a great 12 Step Program for Liberals, so if you know any be their sponsor!
Thursday, September 23, 2004
- These are surreal times. Americans in Iraq are beheaded on videotape. Russian children are machine-gunned in their schools. The elderly in Israel continue to be blown apart on buses. No one--whether in Madrid, Istanbul, Riyadh, Bali, Tel Aviv or New York--is safe from the Islamic fascist, whose real enemy is modernism and Western-inspired freedom of the individual.
- Deeds, not rhetoric, are all that matter, as the once unthinkable is now the possible. There is no intrinsic reason why the U.N. should be based in New York rather than in its more logical utopian home in Brussels or Geneva. There is no law chiseled in stone that says any fascist or dictatorial state deserves authorized membership by virtue of its hijacking of a government. There is no logic to why a France is on the Security Council, but a Japan or India is not. And there is no reason why a group of democratic nations, unapologetic about their values and resolute to protect freedom, cannot act collectively for the common good, entirely indifferent to Syria's censure or a Chinese veto.
Oh, so back to Reuters....it doesn't take much research to find the obvious bias in what their news service puts out. I believe sugar coating or outright changing a descriptive label of an event or people to promote a certain political view is commonplace at Reuters thus making a joke out of their Editorial Policy found on their website which says "Reuters news operations are based on the company’s Trust Principles which stipulate that the integrity, independence and freedom from bias of Reuters must be upheld at all times. "
WashPost article today calling Bush a flip-flopper is a joke....a lot of the examples are political hot potatoes that were/are legislation constantly under negotiation between both parties. Besides, I only care about keeping a solid, strong and unwavering position on the war on terror and being proactive about combating it ahead of imminent threats....something Kerry doesn't provide as proven by his behaivor and words.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
I can't believe the current Kerry campaign tactics are winning over anybody with even a hint of intellect who is undecided...of course how can anybody have been undecided at this point? In fact, what the hell is wrong with me..... if you're so out of touch that at this point you can't decide which candidate has consistent positions and isn't afraid to do what's right for America regardless of what France, the UN or any other country thinks (gee am I obvious?) then you shouldn't vote. You should stay home with your dumb ass head in your lap. Kerry's performance during this campaign is so laughable, especially lately, I bet he has lost some usually loyal dems!