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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

John Kerry and Teddy Kennedy, two lifelong anti-war/anti-troops pols... circa 1971-72... at an anti-war event to defame U.S. troops in Vietnam...



Here we have John Kerry and Ted Kennedy 35 years ago when they worked to force cutting and running from Vietnam. Now the 2 lifelong politicians from Massachusetts are working to force our troops to cut and run from Iraq. They undermined a sitting President then, just like they've undermined President George W. Bush and our troops in Iraq for the past three years.

Today, a defiant John Kerry refused to apologize to U.S. troops in Iraq and their families for his denigrating remarks that Iraq is where young people will end up if they don't get educated. And this was not the first time he maligned our troops in Iraq.

Anti-war Kerry does not want a military that actually goes to war. He wants a "trophy" military, sorta' like he has trophy war medals he never earned and a wealthy trophy wife to support him in his political campaigns. But most of all he wants the ultimate trophy... the White House. And he's still smarting mightily that he didn't get it in 2004.

In his extremely harsh press conference today, Kerry's abject hatred for President Bush and Republicans was palpable, as he bleated a stunningly hostile rejoinder to Tony Snow's and John McCain's criticisms and calls for him to apologize for his slur against our troops yesterday when speaking to an audience of college students in Pasadena, CA.

Kerry gave several histrionic press conferences today, in the last one shouting "I apologize to no one...!" That was after trying to spin his remarks as having been directed at President Bush... but his actual words yesterday give the lie to that spin.

Meanwhile, his fellow anti-war Senator from Massachusetts was also having to defend himself in the media for his aiding and abetting the U.S.S.R. during the Reagan years---as has just come out in a new book. Problem with Kennedy's denial is that the former Soviet Union's archives were opened and documents from it were released that show that Kennedy did offer to arrange for the American media to put out Breznev's propaganda---and, as the new book states, also Andropov's---in support of the U.S.S.R.'s position in the Cold War. (read about Paul Kengor's new book, "The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism," here and here.)

There are two postings in PelicanPost archives on this subject, posted along with the same picture you see above. I would like to see translated copies of all of those Soviet archival documents referring to Edward (Ted) Kennedy, who was already a U.S. Senator when he was undermining the Vietnam War, was a Senator when he undermined the Cold War and is now a Senator who undermines the Iraq war.

Seems to be a hard-left habit that neither of the Senators from Massachusetts are either able or willing to break.

I've heard of no further rants from John Kerry since this statement by President Bush tonight: "The Senator’s suggestion is insulting and shameful," Bush said. "The U.S. military men and women . . . they are plenty smart, and plenty brave, and the senator from Massachusetts owes them an apology... our troops deserve the full support of our government." here

The National Commander of the American Legion said this: "As a constituent of Senator Kerry's I am disappointed. As leader of The American Legion, I am outraged," said National Commander Paul A. Morin. "A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in Vietnam by saying that they were rapists and murderers. It wasn't true then and his warped view of today's heroes isn't true now..." breitbart

The National Commander of AMVETs said this: “For the Senator to suggest that today’s United States military is made up of uneducated men and women who didn’t ‘study hard’ or ‘make an effort to be smart’ is ridiculous and appalling... The men and women in uniform today make up the most advanced, highly-educated force ever seen. To suggest otherwise is a slap in the face to every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman who has spent countless hours working to better him or herself. This is also an insult to every person and organization who has worked tirelessly to provide our troops and their families with education benefits.

Senator Kerry should retract his remarks and apologize immediately... It is especially outrageous coming from a member of the U.S. Senate...” breitbart

Rep. John Boehner was on John Gibson's show on FNC, as they waited for Bush to speak about Kerry's remark. When Gibson asked Boehner if he thought Kerry would apologize, Boehner said he'd better, because "if he doesn't, we'll beat him up until he does..." I'm good with that.

Stay tuned, folks... This media-storm won't be ending any time soon. Personally, I'm delighted to see some heat on John Kerry for his arrogant faux pas grande---one week out from the election---reminding everyone why they voted the way they did in 2004. And why we absolutely must keep a Republican Congress---both House of Representatives and Senate.

Democrats are betting on the "come" in the election... to bring about the "self-fulfulling prophecy" they're laboring to create...



Democrats of the hard-left are betting on the success of this witch's brew creating enough confusion to obscure how many illegal aliens, illegitimate absentees, and dead people vote on November 7, 2006. Or how many military ballots they succeed in having thrown out.

Plus, they're hanging a lot on deceptive polls out there---complete with numbers derived from polls that over-sampled Democrats. You know what kind of manipulated polls I'm talkin' about--the ones for which you never get a list of questions or order of questions asked.

There are too many variables in polling and ways polling can be manipulated for political advantage---for any informed, intelligent person to take polls seriously. Especially external polls.

The important thing is to VOTE!

With all the threats to our national security, economy and sovereignty, this is no time to be apathetic and allow the socialist Democrats of the hard-left to dismantle successful new national security and economic measures that have been put into place by a Republican President and Republican Congress to protect America and the American people.

Or to put the obstructive Democrats in a position to control which judges are appointed and approved for the federal courts---especially the Supreme Court.

Check out this informative column, "Polling Profusion," by Michael Barone in today's WashingtonTimes.

(Hat tip to Paul Combs for political 'toon.)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Major mainstream media are increasingly hitting the skids... becoming irrelevant... and being rejected as a valid news source...


Why? Because they've been vigorously serving up all the news that's so unfit and unfair to print... that it can't even cast a shadow...!

And because what they print can do---and has done---dangerously irreparable harm.

Their impending demise is well-deserved and long overdue. Seems when credibility and ethics go, nothing else left matters...

Case in point on page 1A of the nytimes today, where they feature a horse-drawn cason with a flag-draped coffin moving through Arlington National Cemetery to bury a fallen member of the U.S. military who was killed by terrorists in Iraq. (Cason shown at drudgereport)

They do not feature the heroic American soldier, however. They use that dead soldier as an anti-war propaganda item to tout the violent month in Iraq, tout the high number of U.S. military deaths, and highlight that this was "little comfort to a 6-year-old girl weeping at the grave of her father, a mother clutching the flag from her son’s coffin, or a widow walking slowly through the rain behind her husband’s honor guard..." They even were so crass as to show a picture of that 6-year old child sobbing at the burial.

They made this front page news during the final run-up to the national election. And this is what the Times has been feeding a steady diet of to Americans and the world for the past 3 years---using flag-draped coffins and grieving families as props for their war against the Iraq War and the Bush Administration.

Depravity..., thy name is The New York Times...!

Major Democrat-hugging, yellow-rag journalism MSM newspapers are on the downhill slide... and they asked for it... BIG TIME...!

Is there any wonder that the increasingly radicalized hard-left MSM's readers have peeled off and divorced them---in hot pursuit of fair, balanced, documented, reliable news elsewhere?

Seems they don't understand that when they stick it to one-half or more of the American electorate, including U.S. troops fighting the War Against Terrorim... by assuming their ignorance... defaming their morals, values and religion... undermining their national security... and trying to indoctrinate them on a daily basis... they're gonna' get dropped faster than you can say blogosphere.

Below are some documented statistics to show the quagmire of quicksand the MSM have trooped right into while pushing their uber-liberal agenda. You can read the entire column at editorandpublisher:
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"The Los Angeles Times reported that daily circulation fell 8% to 775,766. Sunday dropped 6% to 1,172,005.
The San Francisco Chronicle was down. Daily dropped 5.3% to 373,805 and Sunday fell 7.3% to 432,957.
The New York Times lost 3.5% daily to 1,086,798 and 3.5% on Sunday to 1,623,697. Its sister publication, The Boston Globe reported decreases in daily circulation, down 6.7% to 386,415 and Sunday, down 9.9% to 587,292.
The Washington Post lost daily circulation, which was down 3.3% to 656,297 while Sunday declined 2.6% to 930,619.
Circulation losses at The Wall Street Journal were on average, with daily down 1.9% to 2,043,235. However, the Weekend Edition suffered, circulation fell 6.7% to 1,945,830.
Daily circulation at USA Today slipped 1.3% to 2,269,509..."

CNN frags U.S. troops in Iraq... uses their assassination by terrorists to promote terrorist propaganda worldwide...



CNN thinks using video of Islamofascist terrorists murdering U.S. troops is the way to help their hard-left radical Democrat buddies take over the U.S. Congress...

And CNN's shill for anti-war Democrats, Wolf Blitzer, defends CNN's right to do so... insulting the intelligence and inherent decency of the American people by calling it "news..."

Now we can all see that CNN and its hard-left cronies are just an American extension of Islamofascism-promoting Al Jazeera...

Big question: Why...??

Republicans and Independents: Get thee to the polls on November 7 and show CNN et al that what they are prepared to frag U.S. troops for is not gonna' be a happenin' thang...!

(Hat tip to Mike Lester for political 'toon.)

Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Democrats now say "Cut and Run" does not mean "Cut and Run..."



The same cut and run Democrats who have been screaming for three years for U.S. troops to be pulled out of Iraq... now want American voters to believe their memories don't serve them right... that they didn't hear what they thought they heard... that Dems never really meant "cut and run..." and that "redeploy" troops out of Iraq didn't really mean "cut and run..."

They've taken weazy-sleaze Bill Clinton's infamous "it depends on what the word 'is' is" word-parsing scam and are trying to put it over on us again... In other words, they think we're tree bark stupid and shouldn't believe our own lyin' ears... or rely on our own lyin' memory...

Better luck in the next world cut'n'runners...!

(Hat tip to Cagle's for political 'toon.)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Democrats' white flag of surrender could bring about America's Waterloo...


Democrats are salivating to be back in power to raise their white flag of surrender to fly over the U.S. Congress and America as they dismantle the War Against Terrorism and the Bush tax cuts that have made the U.S. economy so strong and erased a huge portion of the national deficit.

I already voted... yesterday... to do my part to make sure that white flag of surrender never gets raised. Please go forth and do likewise.

(Hat tip to Michael Ramirez for political 'toon.)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ideas'n'leadership bankrupt Democrats finally came up with a take-back-power plan... & plan for a prime-time on-air campaign contribution from CNN...



After five long years in the wilderness without a plan, the power-deprived Dems have finally hatched a new one, with the help of CNN production resources to provide a televised campaign contribution to them...

Problem is... it's just more of the same ol', same ol' down and dirty smear and attack politics of personal destruction... just on a far grander, over-the-top scale...

This time the big hit is on the entire Republican party... including the President and the Vice President's wife...

They've just shown us again why they're not known as the morals and values party...

(Hat tip to Gary Markstein for political 'toon.)

Breaking News! CNN just aired their campaign contribution to Democrats called "Broken Government" & sandbagged Lynn Cheney with false accusations...

By Jacqueline
27 October 2006, 9:30 p.m., EST

Exactly one week before the national election, hard-left CNN has just aired an extensive political hit piece on George Bush and Administration policy, the Bush Doctrine, Republicans in Congress, and Republicans running for Congress. A big, huge honkin' smear.

The name of this ultra-dramatized hatchet-job---in which CNN uses some disgruntled Republicans to reinforce their broad-brush view that government under Republican leadership is corrupt, overcome by power, and incompetent---is "Broken Government."

CNN's main objective in this partisan yellow production---enhanced by a tone of impending doom throughout and an air of something sinister and evil---is to influence the election against all Republicans running for election or re-election to Congress. This incremental production was a prime example of electioneering to indoctrinate the American electorate one week out from the election.

The power-starved and embittered hard-left's politics of personal destruction hit machine has just pulled off the ultimate dirty trick---a one-sided high profile political-hit advertisement... in prime time... on cable television... with no opportunity for rebuttal by the other side.

If anyone out there had any doubt about the abject bias of CNN, their "Broken Government" series should remove all of it. Almost as reprehensible was Wolf Blitzer's hatchet job on Lynn Cheney, in which he blindsided, grilled and tried to smear Cheney about "sexual content" in books she had written in the past---when she had been invited on his show to talk about her new children's book ," Our 50 States."

Of course, Cheney made it clear that the accusations---made by Jim Webb, George Allen's opponent in the VA Senate race---were outright lies, but Blitzer kept it up even after she complained that she had already spent most of the 15 minutes of Blitzer's interview responding to questions about comments her husband had made and comments made by Webb.

Blitzer wanted to make some news at Lynn Cheney's expense to counter the expose of Webb's explicit sexual content in one of his books regarding a sexual act performed on a four-year-old boy. (Read it at drudgereport.)

It's no wonder that CNN's viewership is continuing to go down the tubes. Now the FEC should investigate them for their blatant electioneering and political campaign contribution to the Democrat Party and all Democrats now running for Congress, during the six-week period before a national election---something we all know to be a violation of federal law.

Since CNN is intent on presenting a broad picture of corruption, why don't they do a "Corrupt Democrats" production, including Jack Murtha's finally exposed role in the sensastional ABSCAM scandal---as shown in "the full 54-minute FBI Abscam surveillance video proving U.S. Rep. Jack Murtha (D.-Pa.) negotiated a $50,000 cash bribe from a man he believed to be an agent of a rich Arab sheik—but who was in reality an undercover agent for the FBI."

The video, available at www.YouDon’tKnowJack.org, proves that Jack Murtha has been lying for 26 years about his involvement in Abscam, the biggest congressional corruption scandal in history..." (Read about it at humanevents.)

And while CNN's "Broken Government" implies that Republicans are responsible for the "earmark pork" slipped anonymously into Congressional bills, here's the truth about who is the real power in the Congressional porkbarrel machine: Jack Murtha was " recently listed as one of the most corrupt members of congress by the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. More recently, Murtha was subject of a New York Times piece titled “Trading Votes for Pork Across the House Aisle,” where he said, “Deal making is what Congress is all about...” (More at humanevents.)

Sooooo..., CNN... how about it? How about an equal time expose of the multitude of corrupt Democrats who have held and/or currently hold federal public office, the Congressional Democrats' corrupt contributions to "broken government," and their holding the all-time record for deal-making that enables them to bring home the pork-barrel bacon to their home states?

It's only fair... and balanced...! Go ahead, just pretend you're Fox News Channel.

Monday, October 23, 2006

A perfect example of current wild and crazy actions of power-starved hard-left Democrats...



Clinton is increasingly proving his un-presidentiality... Seems he can't control the uber-political animal within...

(Hat tip to Ed Gamble for political 'toon.)

Victor Davis Hanson: On what is causing the frustrated, power-starved leftists to very publicly lose it...

Here's another *****Five Star, must read column, "Those wild and crazy liberals," by the incomparable Victor Davis Hanson, who illustrates why Republicans are driving leftists into acting out in wild and crazy ways that reflect their desperation to regain the power and control they so strongly crave. Which is harder for them to do, now that they and their mainstream media allies no longer have monopolistic control of the communicated word. For which I say, thank you Fox News Channel and conservative bloggers!

Angst-ridden and devoid of ideas, leftists of all stripes are lashing out in considerably less than rational and mature ways, hanging their temper-fits, rages and yanh-yanh name calling out there for all to see and hear. It's not a pretty thang...

Read about it below and here.
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"Why do Republicans drive leftists so crazy these days? Liberal Democrats are beginning to sound like rowdy students on spring break, shrieking and exhibiting themselves on camera.

Consider some of the recent rabid outbursts by once sober, old-guard politicians. West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller insists the world would be better off if Saddam Hussein were still running Iraq. Crotchety Rep. John Murtha, of Pennsylvania, rushed to announce that our Marines were guilty of killing Iraqis in "cold blood" before they were tried...

Then there is the constant anger from Democratic ex-presidents. It used to be that out-of-office chief executives kept relatively hush.... Not so now with Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. They repeatedly harp about the sins of the current administration.

By now, everyone has seen clips of Mr. Clinton losing his temper (complete with finger-wagging) and lashing out at the "right-wingers" on TV. He lectures on political extremism, even as one of his wife's staff members slandered John McCain... Even at 82, Mr. Carter almost daily carps over Mr. Bush's foreign policy...

The frustration with Bush & Co. has driven a few in the media almost to the point of clinical madness... Democrats have not elected congressional majorities in 12 years, and they've occupied the White House in only eight of the last 26 years. The left's current unruliness seems a way of scapegoating others for a more elemental frustration -- that they can't gain a national majority based on their core beliefs....

More entitlements, higher taxes to pay for them, same-sex "marriage," de facto quotas in affirmative action, open borders, abortion on demand, and radical secularism -- these liberal issues don't tend to resonate with most Americans. To compensate, leftist pundits, billionaire philanthropists and politicians, from current officeholders to former presidents, work to ensure that isolated moments of Republican ineptness... blare out as the only issues of the day. This distracting drumbeat, not their own agenda, is the only strategy for success in the next election..."

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Well-hidden "bombshell mea culpa" from New York Times' Byron Calame for publishing leaked "secret terrorist banking data surveillance program" info



Great reporting today on Michelle Malkin's blog about the traitorous Times' hiding its mea culpa well inside the paper. This atypical mea culpa is too long coming and doesn't cover all the national security leaks the Times has published this year, placing intel and military personnel at risk---not to mention Americans everywhere in the world.

It's easy to see why this hard-left liberal rag's circulation has been cut almost in half, their page size has been cut 5% and their advertising revenues have taken an enormous hit.

Here's part of Michelle's take on the belated, insufficient and well-hidden "mea culpa:"

"Un. Freaking. Believable. The NYTimes ombudsman, Byron Calame, buried a bombshell mea culpa in his column today--reversing his prior defense of the Times' blabbermouth report on a once-secret terrorist banking data surveillance program and now admitting the paper was wrong to publish it:


'Since the job of public editor requires me to probe and question the published work and wisdom of Times journalists, there’s a special responsibility for me to acknowledge my own flawed assessments.


My July 2 column strongly supported The Times’s decision to publish its June 23 article on a once-secret banking-data surveillance program. After pondering for several months, I have decided I was off base. There were reasons to publish the controversial article, but they were slightly outweighed by two factors to which I gave too little emphasis. While it’s a close call now, as it was then, I don’t think the article should have been published....'

NOW HE TELLS US?!..."

You will want to read the rest of it at Michelle's blog linked above.

(Malkin attributes above pix to Photoshop: Carl M.)

What the mainstream media is trying to hide from you about the astonishingly great Bush economy... and terrorist propaganda they DO want you to see..














The MSM have been burying the story about the overwhelmingly robust good health of the U.S. economy. They want all American voters to go to the polls on November 7th ignorant of all the good economic news. What they do print or announce about it, they pooh-pooh or distort.

At the same time, the hard-left MSM are also subverting national security, deliberately disclosing leaked classified intel information, and distorting news about national security methods, necessary new security laws, and security successes---as well as distorting news about the Iraq War and suppressing news of anything positive about our troops and Iraq.

CNN has now stooped to propagandizing for the Islamo-fascist terrorists by showing terrorist-provided video footage of an American soldier being murdered in Iraq---a terrorist "snuff film."

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, Chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, has called for the Department of Defense to ban CNN reporters from embedding with American troops. PelicanPost supports Rep. Hunter in this request.

Big questions: What was CNN doing in touch with terrorists... giving them the location of American troops to hit, so they could film the attack? A live set, so to speak. Or..., does CNN have a direct pipeline to the terrorists' high-tech propaganda machine?

Read about CNN's and the terrorists' propaganda war against our troops and the Iraq War and U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's efforts to stop them... here.

(Hat tip to Mike Ramirez for political 'toon.)

Some reasons not to vote Democrats back in control of the U.S. Congress... and some Florida Republican candidates who are worthy of your vote...


The above are just a few of the critical reasons why PelicanPost, posting from Jacksonville, Florida, is providing its opinion editorial endorsment of the following Florida 2006 candidates...

Republican Charlie Christ for Governor of Florida
Republican Katherine Harris for U.S. Senate
Republican Bill McCollum for Florida Attorney General
Republican Tom Lee for Florida Chief Financial Officer
Republican Charles Bronson for Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Republican Joe Negron - to bring integrity and honor back to Foley's vacated U.S. House seat (Votes cast for the name Mark Foley on the ballot will be credited only to Joe Negron, who disapproves of Foley's past behaviors as much as you and I do.)
Republican U.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw - to remain in Jacksonville area U.S. House district seat he now holds
Republican John Peyton, current Mayor, for Mayor of Jacksonville/Duval County

As you might have guessed, northeast Florida is a strongly Republican area of the state, as is almost all of north Florida. And with our mushrooming population growth, we're in a much better position to give already heavily-populated liberal S. Florida some hot competition.

You can read today's endorsements by The Florida Times-Union here.

(Hat tip to Ed Gamble for political 'toon.)

What the leadership of the U.S. Congress will look like if the Democrats win in 2006...



It's an appropriate choice of monster costumes, if you have a hot halloween party to go to on October 31st.

Far more important..., if you're going to the polls to cast your vote on Tuesday, November 7th, it's definitely not an intelligent, rational or logical option...!

Is handing control of the U.S. Congress to this hard-left radical crowd a risk any informed pro-America and national security voter such as yourself is willing to take...?

My opinion...? Not in this life...!

(Hat tip to Ed Gamble for political 'toon.)

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Democrats' new and better plan for strong and decisive action...



Only one problem... It has more holes in it than a platter of Swiss cheese.

Plus, it has the same vacuousness as their rhetoric for the last six years... all carp and no substance.

Just fill in each of the six blank blurbs above with "Duh..."

(Hat tip to Vic Harville for political 'toon.)

Iron Matron Hillary Clinton caught on camera in an arrogantly condescending slack-jawed smirk during debate in NY...



A controlled-anger moment... reminiscent of Clinton's disdainful expressions shown during both of President George W. Bush's State of the Union addresses to the U.S. Congress and the American people...

Hillary "Iron Matron" Clinton lost her debate with Spencer... and ran from openly answering all questions and debating her hard-left record...

According to Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, Hillary Clinton lost her debate with Republican John Spencer---her opponent in the U.S. Senate race in New York. Spencer did not hesitate to challenge the Iron Matron and give her a sharp reminder, when she was using the debate as a political opportunity to slam President Bush and acknowledge that she is thinking about running for president in 2008, that she is "not the President yet."

Shame on New York Republicans for not actively supporting Spencer. They appear to have just written him off and left him to twist in the political winds. Too bad. They could have given him some high-profile publicity that would have helped him in this race and in the future.

They also missed an opportunity to spend a couple of months running national ads to rough up the totally-scripted, answer-no-questions, presidential-hopeful former "first lady," who is known to have used off-camera gutter language that no self-respecting "lady" would ever use---before she gets in full presidential-campaign mode.

From her expressions of irritation and contempt shown in the video-clips and pictures of the debate, it's easy to conclude that the Iron Matron was having to really bite that tarnished tongue.

If Clinton's skin is that thin in a Senate-race debate, imagine how she will respond to renewed questions about such things as her mysteriously elusive Rose Law Firm billing records and her U.S. Grand Jury non-testimony where her compliant memory failed her over 50 times---when contenders in the race for President go for her jugular.

A few excerpts are below, or you can read the entire piece here.
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"Hillary Loses Senate Debate . . . Big Time"

"On Friday night, Hillary Clinton finally had to face an unscripted, uncontrolled media event -- a debate with her feisty opponent John Spencer, the Republican candidate for Senator from New York this year.

Spencer pinned her ears back with his opening statement when he declared: "I am the only person here who really wants to be the Senator from New York .... she wants to be president."
And then he exploited the opening by reminding Hillary "you're not the president yet."

During the debate, Spencer highlighted Hillary's vote against the NSA's wiretapping program and her efforts to kill the Patriot Act. John Spencer began his challenge to Hillary tonight. The race starts today.

Hillary's huge financial advantage and her lead in the polls was of little use tonight because it was obvious that the empress has no clothes. While Hillary gave scripted, rehearsed answers, Spencer challenged her failure to deliver on her campaign promises of 200,000 new jobs and mocked her refusal to accept blame for anything...

But beyond the words, there were the appearances. Hillary Clinton was a Richard Nixon look-alike tonight---angry at having to waste time justifying her Senate tenure in something as trivial as an election.

John Spencer may not beat Hillary, but he sure made her sweat tonight..."

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Democrats' idea of how to interpret and record polling responses...



Just one of the many predictable and manipulatable variables in polling by the hard-left and their liberal mainstream media partners in distortion...

What's going on today with this usual-suspects cook-the-poll-numbers crowd is that they're trying to create a self-fullfilling prophecy---just like they tried and failed to achieve in 2002 and 2004.

Here's part of David Limbaugh's take on their 2006 polling manipulation:

"I don't care how many times I hear it, I refuse to believe that significant numbers of conservatives will stay home in November and thereby assist the Democratic Party to regain control of Congress.

Democrats and the Old Media have been working hard to create this perception for several months, citing poll after poll to support their claims. It reminds me of the exit poll manipulation orchestrated by the Old Media and Democrat operatives in 2004 to create the GOP-deflating perception that John Kerry was winning big...

It is time for conservatives to ignore the Democrat and Old Media propaganda and vote in even greater numbers in November. If Democrats and the Old Media keep reporting that conservatives are going to stay home, they might be in store for the upset of their lives on Election Day..."

Read the rest of the Limbaugh piece here. This is an example of a particularly egregious way the Dems and MSM are trying to suppress the Republican vote.

Here's another, demonstrating how an activist Florida judge and the Democrats are electioneering to deny Republicans the right to be equally informed as to how their votes will be allocated in a FL U.S. House of Representatives race in the 2006 national election. They want to hide the name of the current Republican candidate Joe Negron from view, in an effort to confuse Republican voters and cost Joe Negron votes.

Dems even went to court to keep Republican voters from being informed/educated about how to cast their votes and be sure they are credited to Negron. The ruling is being appealed, but it's only 3 weeks to the election

But a new wind is a-blowin' an' the numbers they are a-movin'---toward Republican candidates. Check out the new numbers in Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Colorado (5), New York (26)... here. And surveyusa has Michael Steele in a dead heat in Maryland, having come up from behind and gained some particularly good endorsements.

(Hat tip to Ed Gamble for political 'toon.)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Will Rhode Islanders re-elect bad-boy Democrat Patrick Kennedy to the U.S. Congress...?



U. S. Rep from Rhode Island, Patrick Kennedy did his mea culpa and rushed-to-rehab-to-get-out-of-the-political-heat. Now he wants Rhode Islanders to believe he is all well and suddenly fit to be re-elected to the U.S. Congress.

Yeah..., he ran to rehab and Dems praised him. But just let a Republican run to rehab... and they kick and smear him while he's down.

Of course, they kick and smear almost all conservatives... especially the current President of the United States. It's what they do. Interminably.

(Hat tip to Signe Wilkinson for political 'toon.)

"The Harry Reid Do-Nothing Miracle Investment System..." a/k/a "How you can make millions by having Dirty Harry 'do nothing' on your behalf..."



Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid now has his own pre-election scandal coming to the fore..., as he tries to pooh-pooh his now-coming-into-the-sunshine influence peddling and profiteering to benefit himself, his extended family, his shady partner, and other Nevada heavy-hitters of gaming, development, hard-rock mining, Indian affairs, and so on.

Hey, you guys... Y'all just have to read all about "Harry Reid's Real Estate Investing Plan," Mac Johnson's characterization of Senator Reid's unique ability to hide a windfall of $1M+ by committing "clerical errors for fun and profit."

Johnson asks: "Haven’t you always dreamed of a way to make money that was as automatic as the creeping bureaucracy that afflicts our nation’s cash flow like fiscal atherosclerosis? Well dream no more, friend, because today I am going to let you in on one of the great secrets of American business (and the mainstream media): The Harry Reid Do-Nothing Miracle Investment System!

Through this system, you can sit back and watch the cash roll in from questionable desert real estate investments with the sort of reliability that only government can provide. The system is as simple as it is hidden through shell corporations, nepotism and political contributions. Yes, there are just three easy steps to mogul-like millions in Las Vegas real estate:

Find a parcel of land made undesirable by government environmental regulation, utility leases, or simple pesky zoning!

Hire a Reid, invest with a Reid, contribute to a Reid, but above all, know a Reid! Be patient while Sen. Harry “Papa” Reid does NOTHING UNUSUAL on your behalf and watch those government barriers to wealth melt away!

Got a stupid endangered tortoise on your worthless land? Let Harry Reid show the BLM a real “shell game” as that value-killing protected habitat is inexplicably moved miles away! Want to build a primo strip mall in a residential area? Just have a “Casino Lawyer” drop Papa Reid’s name like a severed horse’s head into the silk sheets of local government. Bada-bing! The zoning changes almost as fast as the value of the land!

Bought thousands of acres of land ruined by a pre-existing government power line lease? Just pick up your personal “power line” to Harry Reid and watch with glee as he does NOT use his influence to push a special bill through Congress. ZAP! The federal right-of-way is moved right out of your way … instant millions...!

In fact, the system is so successful that Harry Reid, that beacon of morality from Searchlight, Nev., can now stop worrying about money altogether, and concentrate on his true calling: fighting the “culture of corruption” in Republican Washington. Get with the system! It works for Harry, Harry’s friends, Harry’s sons, and even Harry’s son-in-law—but that’s a whole other (998 acre) story. The system can work for you, too..."

Read the entire outstanding and entertaining *****Five Star, must read column here. It's the best piece I've seen anywhere highlighting Reid's blatant abuse of his position of influence in the U.S. Congress.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

This is the war strategy of the Democrat cut-'n'-run crowd...



Bwaaah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

(Hat tip to Michael Ramirez for political 'toon.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bill Clinton's campaign slogan "it's the economy stupid" might have been true in 1992...


But it's not true in President George W. Bush's 2006...! Today, Bush rightfully took credit for the robust economy we are enjoying as a result of his economic policies and tax cuts that stimulated and spurred it on.

Democrat naysayers can disagree with Bush's policies, but they can't deny the factual economic numbers and evidence of consumer confidence.

Read PelicanPost's facts-filled October 7, 2006, posting on this topic, "National Deficit and unemployment both down, average wages up... thanks to Bush's tax cuts and economic policies...!"

(Hat tip to Scott Stantis for political 'toon.)

Remember when President Bush identified the nations that comprise the "axis of evil"...?



Well..., he who laughs last... WINS.

If Bush were the type to say "I told you so," now would be the time to say it.

(Hat tip to Michael Ramirez for political 'toon.)

Newsflash...! U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid exposed for alleged sweetheart land deal windfall in home state of Nevada...

Whoa...! Drudge is reporting that Senator Reid hung up on the Associated Press when called for a comment about the now-exposed ca. 1.1 million dollar "sweetheart deal" that was pulled off along with a long-time friend and pseudo-official "partner."

Just a little---okaaay, maybe a lot---of sleight of hand manipulation of dollars and numbers to allegedly hide minor things like ownership of land, payment or non-payment of taxes, and miss-reporting on his federally-required-of-Senators financial disclosures to the SEC. Never mind that he is reported to have violated Senate Ethics Rules.

Now, isn't Reid one of the host of Democrat pots calling Republican Mark Foley black for the past week or more...? And one who has been calling our President crass names for the past 5-1/2 years and screeching about a Republican "culture of corruption?"

Is Reid now going to be the one caught in the cross-hairs, or will the usual mainstream media suspects go silent on what smells here like corruption? I have to admit I was surprised that the AP actually broke this news and put it out there for public consumption. Kudos to them.

What is it that Democrat Representative Mollohan is being investigated for? Using earmarks to enrich himself and his buddies while in office...? Soooo...., has Bush-bashing Harry Reid used his office to enrich himself... and others?

I do believe there should be an immediate Congressional investigation of Reid's alleged windfall profits, possible influence peddling and false, untimely or missing financial disclosures. Now. Before the November 7 election, so voters will have all the facts.

We need to know exactly what Reid did, why and how he did it, how he and his buddy benefited, how much they benefited, and how he will be punished if he is proven to have, in fact, miss-reported or failed to report his finances to a federal government entity. And whatever else these characters have pulled off that may have had the advantage of influence due to Reid's official position and clout as a U.S. Senator?

It's only fair.

Read more below and here.
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"AP Exclusive: Reid Got $1M in Land Sale"

"Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show... In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.

The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations. He's never been charged with wrongdoing _ except for a 1981 federal securities complaint that was settled out of court.

Land deeds obtained by The Associated Press during a review of Reid's business dealings show:
_The deal began in 1998 when Reid bought undeveloped residential property on Las Vegas' booming outskirts for about $400,000. Reid bought one lot outright, and a second parcel jointly with Brown. One of the sellers was a developer who was benefiting from a government land swap that Reid supported...

_In 2001, Reid sold the land for the same price to a limited liability corporation created by Brown. The senator didn't disclose the sale on his annual public ethics report or tell Congress he had any stake in Brown's company. He continued to report to Congress that he personally owned the land.

_After getting local officials to rezone the property for a shopping center, Brown's company sold the land in 2004 to other developers and Reid took $1.1 million of the proceeds, nearly tripling the senator's investment. Reid reported it to Congress as a personal land sale.

The complex dealings allowed Reid to transfer ownership, legal liability and some tax consequences to Brown's company without public knowledge, but still collect a seven-figure payoff nearly three years later.

Reid hung up the phone when questioned about the deal during an AP interview last week...

Senate ethics rules require lawmakers to disclose on their annual ethics report all transactions involving investment properties _ regardless of profit or loss _ and to report any ownership stake in companies...

Kent Cooper, who oversaw government disclosure reports for federal candidates for two decades in the Federal Election Commission, said Reid's failure to report the 2001 sale and his ties to Brown's company violated Senate rules. "This is very, very clear," Cooper said. "Whether you make a profit or a loss you've got to put that transaction down so the public, voters, can see exactly what kind of money is moving to or from a member of Congress...

SALE HIDDEN FROM CONGRESS... Reid and his wife, Landra, personally signed the deeds selling their full interest in the property to Brown's company, Patrick Lane LLC, for the same $400,000 they paid in 1998, records show.

Despite the sale, Reid continued to report on his public ethics reports that he personally owned the land until it was sold again in His disclosure forms to Congress do not mention an interest in Patrick Lane or the company's role in the 2004 sale.

AP first learned of the transaction from a former Reid aide who expressed concern the deal hadn't been properly reported.

Reid isn't listed anywhere on Patrick Lane's corporate filings with Nevada, even though the land he sold accounted for three-quarters of the company's assets. Brown is listed as the company's manager... The informalities didn't stop there.

PROPERTY TAXES LOOSELY HANDLED... And the two men continued to pay the property taxes from their personal checking accounts even after the land was sold to Patrick Lane in 2001, records show... One year the taxes were delinquent and resulted in a small penalty, the records show.

Ethics experts said such informality raises questions about whether any of Brown's tax payments amounted to a benefit for Reid. "It might be a gift," Cooper said...

FEDERAL LAND SWAPS... Nevada land deeds show Reid and his wife first bought the property in January 1998 in a proposed subdivision created partly with federal lands transferred by the Interior Department to private developers. Reid's two lots were never owned by the government, but the piece of land joining Reid's property to the street corner _ a key to the shopping center deal _ came from the government in 1994... For years, Reid also had been encouraging Interior to make land swaps on behalf of Del Webb, where one of his former aides worked.

In 1994, Reid wrote a letter with other Nevada lawmakers on behalf of Del Webb, and then met personally with a top federal land official in Nevada. That official claimed in media reports he felt pressured by the senator. Reid denied any pressure.

The next year, Reid collected $18,000 in political donations from Del Webb's political action committee and employees. Del Webb's efforts to get federal land dragged on. In December 1996, Reid wrote a second letter on behalf of Del Webb, urging Interior to answer the company's concerns. The deal came together in summer and fall 1997... A real estate attorney handled the 1998 sale at arms-length, aides said.

THE REZONING... Clark County intended for the property Reid owned to be used solely for new housing, records show. Just days before Reid sold the parcels to Brown's company, Brown sought permission in May 2001 to rezone the properties so a shopping center could be built.

Career zoning officials objected... The town board in Spring Valley, where Reid's property was located, also voted 4-1 to reject the rezoning. Brown persisted. The Clark County zoning board followed by the Clark County Commission voted to overrule the recommendation and approve commercial zoning...

Before the approval in September 2001, Brown's consultant told commissioners that Reid was involved. "Mr. Brown's partner is Harry Reid, so I think we have people in this community who you can trust to go forward and put a quality project before you," the consultant testified.
With the rezoning granted, Patrick Lane pursued the shopping center deal. On Jan. 20, 2004, the company sold the property to developers for $1.6 million...

On Jan. 21, 2004, Reid received more than $1.1 million of the sale proceeds. Reid disclosed the money the following year on his Senate ethics report as a personal sale of land, not mentioning Patrick Lane..."

A BUSINESS PARTNER'S PAST... Brown has been a behind-the-scenes power broker in Nevada for years, donating to Democrats, Republicans and charities. He represented a major casino in legal cases and dabbled in Nevada's booming real estate market.

Brown befriended Reid four decades ago, even before Reid served as chairman of the Nevada gaming commission and decided cases involving Brown's clients. Brown's name has surfaced in federal investigations involving organized crime, casinos and political bribery since the 1980s..."

Republican U.S. Congressmen call for Congressional investigation of Sandy "Stickyfingers" Berger...

Well, it's about time...! Especially since we have come to know that Berger's determined objective was to steal and destroy evidence of Bill Clinton's failure to act upon terrorist threats during his tenure in the White House. Or to treat terrorism as anything other than a criminal offense. Clinton chose to pass up known opportunities to take out Osama bin Laden.

By stealing and destroying those highly classified documents to keep them out of the 9/11 Commission Report, Berger aided Bill Clinton in his coverup and denial of responsibility. For his violations of federal law, Berger was given a slap-on-the-wrist fine of $50K---and no jail time. He got no punishment for lying about his crimes. He got a sweet plea deal.

Scooter Libby must be amazed that Berger got off essentially scott free after actually admitting he lied, while Libby is being crucified for supposedly lying about something for which there was no underlying crime---and the Democrat political prosecuter has known all along that there was no underlying crime. Plus, he knew who actually had "outed" Valerie Plame Wilson and it was Richard Armitage, not Scooter Libby. Shades of malicious and false prosecution..., nodou'taboutit...!

Folks, if you or I did what "Stickyfingers" Berger did, we'd be cooling our heels in federal stoney-lonesome. And we still don't know who it was that Berger telephoned from the National Archives while he was in the process of squirreling away stolen documents in his pants

Read about it below and here.
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"GOP Leaders Seek Probe of Berger Papers"

"A group of House Republicans called Wednesday for a congressional investigation into the improper handling of classified documents by President Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger.

Berger admitted last year that he deliberately took classified documents out of the National Archives in 2003 and destroyed some of them at his office. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material and was fined $50,000." (Not theft and destruction... and just blow off the lying...)

"Ten lawmakers led by House Armed Services Chairman Duncan Hunter, R- Calif., and Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., released a letter calling for the House Government Reform Committee to investigate... to determine whether any documents were missing from Clinton administration terrorism records, to review security measures for classified documents and to seek testimony from Berger...

"It's important that the House conduct its own review to ensure there is a clear understanding of the facts, and sensitive and highly classified security information is not potentially compromised in the future..."

At issue is a strange sequence of events in which Berger admitted to sneaking classified documents out of the National Archives in his suit, later destroying some of them and then lying about it. The Bush administration disclosed the investigation in July 2004, just days before the Sept. 11 commission issued its final report...."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans...?


Colossal difference..., don'chathink...?

Perfect rendition here of Nancy Pelosi, too. I'm thinkin' she never looked better...!

(Hat tip to Mike Lester for political 'toon.)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Why the Democrats' last-minute pre-election cause for war against Republicans? Because they have nothing legitimate to claim they are for...



Sooooo......, since none of these objectives meet the qualifications for what the Dems are FOR, they have made their causa pro bellum---in the late run-up to the November 7 election---lustily beating Republicans over the head with a drummed-up Foley sex scandal and keeping it raging until election day...

With the help of their allied "old media," of course...

Looks like a case of hard-left plotting "pots" trying to tar and demonize all unsuspecting Republican "kettles" with the same brush... Which might have worked, if there weren't so many sexual deviants, crooks, drunkards and ethics-challenged among the Democrats' infamous "cook-their-own-goose-ware..."

Such as... William J. "impeachment" and sexual predator" Clinton; Gerry "sex with 17 yr. old male page" Studds; Mel "criminal sexual assault on 16 yr. old female" Reynolds; Wilbur "stripper Fanne Fox" Mills; Allan "earmarks to enrich himself" Mollohan; William "stashed freezer $$$" Jefferson;

...Jack "Marilyn Monroe and get us into Vietnam War" Kennedy; Teddy "Chappaquiddick" Kennedy; Patrick "drive under influence and run-to-rehab" Kennedy; Robert "N"-word KKK Grand Cleagle Byrd; Dan "go straight to jail" Rostenkowski; Web "Whitewater, Rose Law Firm and tax-deadbeat" Hubbell; Sandy "pilfer 'n' destroy top-secret classified documents to protect Bill Clinton from 9/11 blame" Berger;

...Lyndon "swim naked in White House pool with Jenkins (another male) and keep us in Vietnam War but not to win" Johnson; Al "raise campaign $$$ at Bhuddist temple and cheat to naturalize 1 million immigrants so they could vote in 1996 election" Gore; and traitorous John "defame American troops and meet with Communist Vietnamese enemy in Paris" Kerry come to mind...

And, of course, the many Dems like Harry Reid to whom Jack Abramhoff gave $$$ and/or gifts in return for help or influence on client Indian tribe matters, from which Dems now run like he!!, as they try to paint all Republicans with that brush, too, while falsely proclaiming themselves innocent. In the same spirit that they use the courts to try to steal elections---even a presidential election---and use Democrat prosecutors to politically prosecute Republicans, smear them and run them out of office. Not a pretty picture, that...

And they have the unmitigated gall to call Republicans a "culture of corruption." What a dark, sick joke..!

***For a little more titillating and informative background on Clinton-era Democrats' illegal and/or unethical activities while supposedly serving "we the people," have a read here. Remember, the Democrats are the current party of hypocritical righteous indignation and opportunistic politics on the subject of former Congressman Mark Foley, who is not yet proven to have broken any laws. Not exactly an example of compassionate liberalism..., which seems to be reserved only for deviant and predatory Democrats.

(Hat tip to Michael Ramirez for political 'toon.)

Destination: Nuclear looney-bin for Kim Jong Il..., who is ill enough to actually push the nuclear button and now a giant step closer to doing so...



Too bad nuclear-crazed Kim Jong Il followed this advice himself..., allowing as how his further economic ruin, deepening isolation, and the plight of his starving people have seriously worsened.

Read "North Korea Nukes Clinton Legacy: Asian Arms Race Result of Appeasement Policy" here.

(Hat tip to Eric Devericks for political 'toon.)

North Korea's nuclear test was made possible by pro-Communist Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter... today's chief idols of the hard left...

Readers, here are a few excerpts from an outstanding *****Five Star, must read column by Ben Johnson of frontpagemag today. Johnson explains, in no uncertain terms, how Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter---two failed hard-left Presidents who never saw a Communist regime they didn't love---provided the impetus and wherewithall for North Korea's madman "Dear Leader" and proliferater of nuclear weapons to conduct the underground nuclear test they conducted last night.

We now have Clinton and Carter, as well as other hard-left leaders and MSM, to thank for placing our Far East Allies, the U.S. military in South Korea, and the rest of the world at greater risk---both from danger of nuclear attack and from proliferation of nuclear technology and weapons to anti-U.S. nations and terrorists.

Read about it below and at the above link. Emphasis below added by yours truly.
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"The Left's Diplomacy Pays Off"

"SCORE ONE FOR BILL CLINTON and Jimmy Carter.

... Unlike the abortive launch in July, last night’s explosion netted the Stalinist gulag valuable information and packed a lethal impact. At 9:35 p.m. EST, the U.S. Geological Survey measured a 4.2 magnitude disturbance approximately 240 miles northeast of Pyongyang.

The Left quickly attempted the shopworn tactic of pinning the blame on the Bush administration’s rhetoric or unwillingness to bribe Kim Jong-il. Early this morning, Joseph Cirincione of the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress told CNN, “They had numerous opportunities to negotiate a deal…They did not.” He concluded, “I think the North Koreans came to that conclusion: that there is no deal to be had with this administration, and they decided they had nothing to lose.”

By way of commentary, the popular left-wing blog The Daily Kos quoted Selig S. Harrison from the international edition of Newsweek:

North Korea's missile tests in July and its threat last week to conduct a nuclear test explosion at an unspecified date “in the future” were directly provoked by the U.S. sanctions. In North Korean eyes, pressure must be met with pressure to maintain national honor and, hopefully, to jump-start new bilateral negotiations with Washington that could ease the financial squeeze...

The Kos feels no need to explain which U.S. provocation justified the birth of the North Korean nuclear program in 1994 – during Bill Clinton’s presidency – nor... the DPRK's... firing a missile over the Japanese mainland and threatening to strike the United States.

Worse yet, Kim Jong-il’s methods have paid off handsomely. Each act of brinksmanship has brought cash, supplies, oil, nuclear reactors, or additional concessions from the West. Within two months of the Taepo Dong missile scraping across Nippon in August 1998, President Clinton sent North Korea a multi-million dollar aid package and reopened bilateral negotiations.

The Dear Leader’s nuclear test could not have occurred without Bill Clinton’s decade of dalliance. Clinton could have obliterated the Yongbyong reactor with one strike when he first learned of North Korea’s covert nuclear program in 1994. Instead, he allowed Jimmy Carter’s private foreign policy to preempt him. Upon completing the “Agreed Framework” in 1994, Clinton stated, “This agreement will help achieve a vital and long-standing American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula.” We now know the $4.6 billion bribe gave the Communists the two nuclear reactors they used to create their current arsenal....

The Democratic Party has defined its defense policy in opposition to the concept of defense. For more than two decades, the Democratic Party has worked in concert to block any missile defense program and castigated those who tried to shield the United States from a doomsday device... Bill Clinton pledged his support for a missile shield in theory during his 1996 re-election campaign, then withheld critical funds and scheduled deployments in his second term.

When George W. Bush pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty – negotiated in the 1970’s with a nation that no longer exists – the Left branded him a “unilateralist...” Twenty-three years after President Reagan’s vision of “rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete,” the United States remains vulnerable to madmen like Kim Jong-il…or whoever purchases his wares. Ironically, the Left’s got it wrong on SDI twice: the mere idea of missile defense caused the Soviet Union to spend itself into bankruptcy, and the fact that it remains merely an idea emboldens tinhorn dictators to engage in nuclear blackmail.

The Left has specialized in sidelining those who would conduct a vigorous foreign policy, so impugning this president’s integrity as to render anything he says suspect... Even this has been insufficient for today’s partisans, who demand Bush’s full demonization. Comparisons to Hitler early became ubiquitous... If Kim Jong-il is insane, in the Left’s view, he is not materially worse than our president...

And there are troubling signs of a creeping failure of nerve. Chief of Staff Andy Card, brought in to “shake things up,” has publicly advocated firing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in favor of James A. Baker III. Jim “F-ck the Jews” Baker’s Iraq Study Group will soon release a study reported to call, in broad strokes, for the president to back down in Iraq, “the central front in the War on Terror.”

Today’s crisis has also raised eyebrows. According to early leaks of today’s UN Security Council proposal, the administration’s requested sanctions would exclude China’s oil trade, which provides some 85 percent of Pyongyang’s fuel.

The Bush administration could present a robust plan of action to the United Nations Security Council today as its needed rebound... The president would also be well advised to use the crisis to push through greater funding for missile defense, the only ultimate hope of “rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.”

Or he could acquiesce to Foggy Bottom’s wisdom and issue yet another empty threat or ineffective sanctions package, followed by offers of diplomatic carrots, which would reinforce the growing perception that, rhetoric aside, the United States is too paralyzed by internal debate to prevent apocalyptic madmen from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Like a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, backing down before Kim Jong-il’s pressure will send a clear message to people like Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, and other aspiring tyrants...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The great paradox of our time: Murder of children is horrifying and wrong..., yet some approve of it when it's an abortion murder of convenience...


Where do you stand on this issue...? Do you believe it's okay to murder a living pre-birth or partially-birthed child...? What's the difference between the life and heartbeat of the pre- or partially birthed child and a child one day old... other than their location...?

(Hat tip to Mike Lester for a very profound illustration.)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Democrats' new campaign message was held until just the right day... after the deadline for removing Foley's name from the FL ballot...


...a sleight of character move coordinated with their "old media" allies.

Their end of September "surprise" may well end up surprising them with a big November 7 backlash as compensation for a super-dirty trick---compounded by their hypocritical calling for Denny Hastert's head, when they didn't call for Tip O'Neill's or any other Democrat Speaker of the House's head in much worse Democrat scandals (read about them here and here).

The Dems' "tar-all-Republicans-with-one-brush" message doesn't sound like a winning campaign message or strategy to me... Especially when it comes out which Democrats knew what... when they knew it... how long they held the story... and how they timed its release for maximum damage.

And how long they left under-age Congressional pages in danger of being hit upon or solicited by deviant Congressmen.

Seewhuddumsayin'...?

(Hat tip to Signe Wilkinson for political 'toon.)

Democrats detest the "new media," while Republicans love it and use it to their advantage...

Interesting, to say the least, to find such revelations---and seemingly grudging admiration for the Republican's effective use of the new media---in none other than the hard-left, Democrat-water-carrying, WaPo.

Beginning with the travails of " Former congressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.), Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), and former president Bill Clinton," who "had a televised temper fit when an interviewer challenged his terrorism record...

All three episodes..., were in their own ways signs of the unruly new age in American politics. Each featured an arresting personal angle. Each originally percolated in the world of new media -- Web sites and news outlets that did not exist a generation ago -- before charging into the traditional world of newspapers and television networks. In each case, the accusations quickly pivoted into a debate about the motivations and alleged biases of the accusers..."

And deservedly so, considering the timing of release of information and the short span of time left before a national election.

"Cumulatively, the stories highlight a new brand of politics in which nearly any revelation in the news becomes a weapon or shield in the daily partisan wars, and the aim of candidates and their operatives is not so much to win an argument as to brand opponents as fundamentally unfit.

In interviews, figures as diverse as Clinton, Vice President Cheney and White House strategist Karl Rove spoke about their experiences navigating the highly polarized and often downright toxic political and media environment that blossomed in the 1990s and reached full flower in recent years. Their comments, and those of their associates, underscore just how dramatically changes in media culture have influenced the strategies and daily routines of leading political figures..."

Comments have been made that describe "a changed media culture that creates new perils for politicians also provides new forms of refuge. For a full generation on the conservative side, and more recently among liberals, ideologues have created a menu of new media alternatives, including talk radio and Web sites... New media platforms make criticism of traditional "mainstream media" part of their stock in trade.

This development usually ensures that any politician in trouble can count on some sympathetic forums to make his or her case. It often ensures that any controversy is marked by intense disagreement over the basic facts or relevance of the story, and obscured by clouds of accusation over the opposition's motives..."

Ken Mehlman, the RNC chairman and head of Bush's reelection campaign, said his operatives leaked to Drudge because it inevitably drove wider coverage, including to old media organizations: "He puts something up and they have to follow it..."

One of those who salutes the changing landscape -- with as much passion as Clinton deplores it -- is Cheney, who said he considers the breakdown of what he called an old media "monopoly" as among the most favorable trends of his years in politics. He said the change requires politicians to grow a thicker skin..."

You can read the entire piece at the above WaPo link.

National Deficit and unemployment both down, average wages up... thanks to Bush's tax cuts and economic policies...!

Great news on the economic front! Revenues spurred by the Bush tax cuts have brought the deficit down to $250B---which is far less than was even projected by the Bush Administration. The unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.6---the lowest point in 5 years. And average wages were up 4%.

Job numbers for September are estimated to be 51K, and that amount that could well be adjusted upward, as the August numbers were. August numbers were readjusted upward to 188K---and the readjusted numbers for March 2005 to March 2006 are 810K. These are numbers no one can legitimately criticize.

What is not mentioned in the two (linked to below) good news articles on the state of the labor market and economy is the fact that there were 17,000 fewer unemployment claims filed in September, 2006.

Further, the federal budget deficit estimate for the just ended fiscal year dropped to $250B, which is 10B below the Congressional Budget Office's estimate and 46B below Bush's most recent estimate. Bush's February budget predicted a $423B deficit, but higher than anticipated tax revenues spurred by the tax cuts have pared the deficit down to $250B.

This enormous one-year deficit reduction was accomplished in spite of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, which are the major fronts in the War Against Terrorism, the devastating costs of Hurricane Katrina, and the enormous costs for additional homeland security readiness and maintenance.

President Bush and the Republicans in Congress, who wisely passed the tax cuts and have been fighting to make and keep them permanent, now have bragging rights to this overwhelmingly positive economic success in the run-up to the 2006 election. They now need to claim the credit for it that they have earned and tout their success all over the country.

Not surprisingly, Democrats are either silent or slamming the 51K new jobs created in September. Not to worry, though. There's no way they can wipe the shine off a $173B deficit reduction in one year's time. It's just not a happenin' thang...!

Read all about it here and here.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hey, you guys...! Whose bank accounts are you filling up when you fill your gas tank...?



It's time to stop buying gas from sworn enemies who hate America and want to destroy all of us, including you and me...!

We need to stop feeding the terrorism and fascism beasts...and buy American or from friendly, fair-trading countries. Spread the word...!

(Hat tip to Signe Wilkinson for political 'toon.)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Surprise...! Democrats can now be classified as enemy combatants...


Big question: Where do you draw the line between Democrat politics of personal destruction hit-jobbers and plain ol' IED-plantin', suicide-vest wearin', machete-totin' enemy combatants?

Answer: You don't. That's now been clarified as the President's job.

Sooooo..., might be prudent for Dems to watch where they're standin' when throwin' word bombs, coordinatin' hit-jobs on the Prez's party, an' underminin' national security. 'Specially now that they've gone and made the line-drawer BIG TIME mad...

Kno'whuddamean...? I hear they're now makin' sheets at GITMO outta' rope...

(Hat tip to Nick Anderson for political 'toon.)

Monday, October 02, 2006

This is what will control Congress if Dems win the election next month...!

Can you imagine having folks like this heading up vital committees in the Senate and House and conjuring up investigations to use to torture and destroy Republicans? We would see then, up close and personal, just how much hard-left Democrats really do approve of torture.

Just the thought of seeing this cut-and-run crowd of moonbats in control is enough to give everybody the green apple quick-step. Or heart failure. Or both...

Who sat on the Congressman Mark Foley scandal story... and how long did they sit on it in order to make political hay out of it now...?

The real story here is that the power-starved hard left sat on this story until they could spring it---as a late September, early October surprise---just six weeks before a national election. It was a political hit job designed and timed for maximum political damage to influence the election in favor of the Democrats.

The same is true of Bob Woodward's biased anti-administration political hit-tome, which is full of half-truths and whole lies, to create a media storm and help Democrats right before the election. Woodward acknowledged he purposely timed the release of his book for last week.

Such are the hard-left's on-going politics of personal destruction. They employ political smear weapons created and perpetuated by Clinton Democrats who now comprise a party permanently embittered by impeachment, the 2000 Bush election, and the 2004 Bush re-election. And now its payback time... again.

In 2004, it was the Bush National Guard service smear, along with other not-so-niceties. We knew it would be something just as fake, tacky, trumped-up and common this year to add to the endless cut-and-run-from-Iraq bleating. We just didn't expect it to be a saved-up-for-timely-effect smear on the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, more NSA leaks dribbled out, and a new 9/11 blame-game, replete with more fake and baseless attacks on the Bush Administration and Republican leaders. Big difference this time: Bush is hitting back. Hard. And raising beaucoup de million$ for GOP candidates.

The same, underhanded smear-and-destroy tactics have already been used as a hit-weapon against U.S. Senator George Allen, (R-VA), who is up for re-election---including baseless attacks on his Jewish heritage and slanders accusing him of using a racist epithet, i.e. the "N" word. They used racist, anti-semitic slurs to smear him and paint him falsely as a racist---when they have their very own lifelong Democrat and former Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVa) who used the "N" word on national TV... TWICE. I saw and heard it myself, so I know its true.

Other attacks, including those in Woodward's book, have been aimed at the Bush administration---particularly at Bush's Sec. of State Condaleeza Rice and Sec. of Defense Don Rumsfeld. And, of course, there have been FOUR traitorous NSA leaks of highly classified national security intel documents to the traitorous mainstream media---the fourth one just published in the last few weeks.

If American voters fall for any of this political hype, tripe and compromising of national security by the ideas-and-courage-bankrupt Democrat hate-crowd and hand them this election, they deserve to be stupid. And they will deserve the extremist Congress they elect.

Problem is..., the rest of us don't deserve to have to live with the disastrous results that will ensue. So, we must work hard to peel away and expose all the layers of slander, libel, hypocrisy, faux indignation and undermining of our country and our security.

Funny, we don't hear the hard-left kvetching about Bill "pardon-political-cronies" Clinton---who conferred a last-minute-of-presidency pardon/commutation on a Democrat perverted lawmaker who had sex with a 16 year old female subordinate. The pardon was a favor to Clinton crony Jesse Jackson, who wandered outside of his marriage for sex and fathered an illegitimate child. Calls to mind young Monica, the Oval Office, cigars and a legendary blue dress.

With that, we can all skip the kvetching... and just retch.

Mark Levin has nailed the political-hit hacks on their early fall "surprise" and the suspicious timing of it. Read it in several choice pieces at levin.nationalreview. Levin always cuts through all the extraneous stuff and gets right to the point. I find that very refreshing.