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Saturday, November 11, 2006

We honor all of America's military heroes on Veterans' Day... past and present... and thank them for their service...!

God bless our brave Veterans for their service and victories in the past, all who have fallen in battle, and our brave American troops who are now fighting to preserve civilization as we know it.

May God hold them all in the hollow of His hand...

In case you were wondering about PelicanPost's opinion of Election 2006...

Nodou'taboutit..., some U.S. House and Senate results really suck...!

Don't even ask... I dunno' what this other-worldly little beastie is..., but it has a tell-tale clue on its collar. It hearts "D's"...

Unfortunately, the victorious Democrats' idea of victory in the War on Terrorism is to cut"n"run from Iraq...

But the Iraqis realize the importance and value of having America's brave GI "Joes" and "Janes" stay in Iraq until their mission is, in fact, accomplished.

Without American military support in standing up a strong Iraqi government, army, police force, and security force, there will be no real "victory."

If Democrats cut off the purse-strings for the war and force American troops to cut'n'run, Iraq's terrorist neighbors will easily swallow them up... and all our fallen troops will have died in vain. Then, Americans will have to face a far more serious and empowered terrorist onslaught.

Soooo...., the onus is now on the anti-war Democrats. If they pull the rug from under our troops and the war, the responsibility for failure and diminution of U.S. power abroad will be their legacy. As will any increase of terrorism in the United States following a Dem-instigated retreat.

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

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I'd prefer to call this the politics of "scared straight... by in-your-face reality..."

Hey..., if this wasn't enough to scare the pooh-lolly out of hang-backish Republicans, it worries me to think of what it would take...

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

Wes Pruden: Scary Nancy Pelosi is hiding out in Washington, DC on election night... so she won't be seen in San Francisco...

Well, folks... Wes Pruden of washingtontimes has the best column going today, "'The people rule,' for a day, anyway," covering the many idiosyncrasies, ironies and fears on this election day and the prognostications and contrivances that led up to it.

Here are a few of my favorite excerpts... and you can read the rest at the above link.
"And now to the hour when conservatives will either scare the Republicans straight, or send them all to bed with neither a smile nor supper. The Democrats are eager to throw out the rascals and replace them with rascals of their own, but they can't do it without the help of conservatives bent on punishing their own....

The pundits and pollsters, eager as always to choose the winners and losers before the voters have their say, reluctantly conclude on the eve of Election Day '06 that they're not absolutely, positively sure that enough conservatives are angry enough...

But the traditional Republican campaign mantra -- "Vote Republican, we're not as bad as you think" -- actually has more resonance than usual this year. If the Republicans are disappointing, the Democrats are scary. The Nancy Pelosi fright mask was a big seller this Halloween season.

If the sight of Nancy wouldn't make soldiers' babies cry and dogs scoot under the sofa, the sight of Charlie Rangel, his pockets full of legislation to raise everybody's taxes, would. Mzz Pelosi will be in Washington tonight so that if the Democrats take over the House the television cameras won't find her in San Francisco..."

Monday, November 06, 2006

This is the hard-left power-starved Democrat crowd that wants to undo all the progress made by the Bush Administration.

Folks, here is the Democrats' rogues' gallery of what the face of the House of Representatives will look like with a Speaker Nancy Pelosi and radical Democrats as Committee Chairs...

In the lower right corner is Charlie Rangel, who will raise our taxes by letting President Bush's tax cuts expire---which would be ruinous to the enormously strong and successful Bush economy.

At lower front center is Alcee Hastings, a former convicted felon who was removed from a federal court judgeship and later elected to the U.S. House of Representativesand allowed by that Democrat-controlled body to be seated again.

At center-row-left is the Congressional "king of pork and earmark-dealing" Jack Murtha, who slandered our troops in Iraq as murderers and wants to yank them out of Iraq and exile them to the Pacific island of Okinawa.

The hand on Nancy "San Francisco values" Pelosi's shoulder is that of Barnie Frank, an openly gay House member from Massachusetts who had a male prostitute living with him and running a male-prostitution ring from his house. Frank was then re-elected and seated... again and again.

The rest of this hard-left crowd are similarly objectionable. And they're salivating to pursue endless destructive investigations of the Bush Administration and do their level best to impeach our President who restored honor and dignity to a White House that had been sullied and debased by Bill Clinton and his immoral actions---even in the Oval Office.

Need I say more...? Vote tommorow like our lives, country, and democracy depend on it... because they do...!

And be sure to read "What's Really at Stake on Election Day?" at humanevents. As you will see, "there is a lot at stake on the ballot; this election will affect the future in immediate, very dramatic ways. The nation faces two powerful ideological threats..."

Voters beware...!! The opportunity cost for putting Democrats back in control of either house of Congress... is far too dear!

This is what the dangerous Democrats will do if they manage to take back the U.S. House of Representatives... It's a sure bet...!

They will also try to dismantle the Patriot Act and other national security measures put into place to protect us and our homeland from radical Islamo-fascist terrorists... and shove their radical leftist morals, values, programs, agenda and activist federal judges down our throats.

Democrats do not have the will, the desire, or any plan to win the Iraq War, which is the major front in the War Against Terrorism. For that, the terrorists have endorsed them to win this election.

Vote defensively tomorrow---to protect our troops, our President, and 26 million Iraqis who risked their lives to vote for a democratic form of government. John Kerry showed us this week the kind of loathing Democrats have for our troops. Your vote may well be the deciding factor on whether or not we win the Iraq War and the War Against Terrorism...!!

When you vote against the anti-war Democrats, you can also "Vote Against the Mainstream Media." Read here why it's vitally important to "indirectly cast our ballots against the mainstream media's unchecked power by voting against its liberal politicians.

The media's dishonesty is now undeniable. As scholar Thomas Sowell wrote, in this year's elections "the mainstream media are not simply observers and reporters but active partisans..."

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

Thursday, November 02, 2006

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), U.S. Rep. for ultra-liberal Berkeley area, is in hiding... Has anybody seen her anywhere...?

This is the runaway-bride-eyed-scary U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has been lying totally low during the run-up to the November 7th mid-term national election.

Yeah..., I know. She's enough to make most thinking Americans and small animals run for cover... Worse than that, she'll be the Speaker of the House---and third in line for the Presidency---if the Democrats win back the House of Representatives. Now that's a horrifying prospect...!

Soooo....., we all need to start a "Wheeeerrre's Naaaannncy Peloooosssi?" campaign. She need's to come out of hiding to answer questions about her uber-radical anti-everything to the right of hard-left voting record, don'cha think...? Including her two-faced anti-labor position when it comes to her and her husband's own business enterprises---vineyards and restaurants.

We also need to start a "Wheeeerrre's Haaaarrry Reeeeid?" campaign, since the U.S. Senate Minority Leader's also been lying low since the facts came out about his miraculous sale of a Nevada property he hadn't even owned for 3 years... for a tidy$1.1 million dollars profit that he conveniently hid and "overlooked" reporting to the FEC. Tell me, how does a law-abiding person manage to sell property he doesn't even own? I'd like to hear all about it straight from the wheeler-dealer's mouth, wouldn't you?

Read about Harry Reid's lucrative wheeling and dealing miracles in PelicanPost Archives -October 11 and 18, 2006 to see what a slick businessman Reid is while on the government's dime.

Are ya'll up for these call-'em-out-'n'-grill-'em campaigns...? Let's do it! Spread th' word, now, ya' heah...?

Read about "The Real Speaker Pelosi" here. And read about another topic Pelosi needs to answer questions about here.

Newsflash...! Democrat sex scandal...! Senator Dan Sutton, D-UT, accused of "groping" male page in hotel room, spurring criminal investigation...

The father of a teenage Senate Page has filed a complaint with the Attorney General against South Dakota Legislature's Democrat Senator Dan Sutton---for physically "groping" his son. Sutton's lawyer said Sutton will not resign, so now there are two investigations: the criminal investigation already being conducted by the SD Atty. General and the one that will commence on Nov. 27, 2006 in the state legislature.

This is a sex scandal which, unlike the one involving former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, does involve actual physical, sexual contact---namely, a sexual assault.

So, I guess we'll soon be seeing if the major mainstream media will run with this sexual assault story---or bury it. Since this scandal involves a Democrat, my prediction is that they will do the latter. It's what they do.

Read about it below and here.
"The Senate is scheduled to convene in a special session Nov. 27 to look into allegations that Sen. Dan Sutton, a Democrat from the eastern town of Flandreau, "sexually groped" an 18-year-old page in this year's legislative session. After hearing evidence, the Senate could take actions ranging from imposing no punishment up to expelling Sutton, a 36-year-old insurance agent.

Sutton, who is seeking re-election, has not responded publicly to the allegations...

The Senate's interest is finding out what, if anything, happened to one of the students who were entrusted to us and how to ensure it's not going to happen in the future with the next group of kids coming in January," said Republican Sen. Lee Schoenbeck, president pro tem of the Senate. "It's completely separate from any criminal investigation...

In South Dakota, the page reported the incident to the attorney general's office within two days of the alleged misconduct... The former page's father filed a formal complaint alleging that Sutton invited the page to stay overnight in his motel room and then groped the young man.

...letter told Sutton that if he did not resign within a week, the Senate would start formal proceedings to investigate and possibly punish the senator. Sutton did not resign, so the top Senate leaders from both political parties asked Gov. Mike Rounds to call the chamber into a special session.

Attorney General Larry Long has said only that a criminal investigation is continuing. On Tuesday, the Legislature's Executive Board subpoenaed Long's office for all information related to the investigation.

If Sutton wins re-election next week, the Senate in January would have to decide whether to seat him..."

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

From the sharp American troops who put John Kerry on the run... right off the campaign trail...

These magnificent eight American servicemen now have their very own place in history... and in our hearts. God bless them...!

What a perfect comeback to John Kerry's condescending elitism and arrogance. You gotta' love it...!

Their message has now been transmitted 'round the world, forcing Kerry from a belligerent refusal to apologize... to a tortured pseudo "apology."

Next, they should teach the Massachusetts obliquer a lesson on how to give a straightforward and sincere lie-less apology. I'm sorry what I said was misinterpreted and I apologize to anyone was offended just doesn't get it. Kerry's made it all about him and cast himself as a poor misunderstood victim... who didn't say what he actually said... and it's all George W. Bush's fault.

I'm thinkin' "Non-apology apologies don't count. Suck it up and apologize like a man...!" sounds good for a still-absent-apology follow-up sign.

Read Victor Davis Hanson's take on this "wonderful banner from our brave and ingenious soldiers in Iraq" at corner.nationalreview, to which I found a posting and link at hughhewitt. It's brief and right on point.
Nov. 2 Update:

Kerry's '72 Army Comments Mirror Latest:
"'In 1972, as he ran for the House, he was less apologetic in his comments about the merits of a volunteer army. He declared in the questionnaire that he opposed the draft but considered a volunteer army "a greater anathema."
"I am convinced a volunteer army would be an army of the poor and the black and the brown," Kerry wrote. "We must not repeat the travesty of the inequities present during Vietnam. I also fear having a professional army that views the perpetuation of war crimes as simply 'doing its job...'"

"Rove: Insulting Military Is a Kerry 'Habit': Presidential Aide Says Kerry Has a History of Insulting the Troops" abcnews
About John Kerry's so-called "apology," Karl Rove said, "I take him at his word when he insulted America's fighting forces. This is a habit that he's had over the years. He did it when he came back from Vietnam... This guy was insulting America's troops by suggesting that if you were stupid you went to Iraq...

He ought to apologize to them and he cannot bring himself to do so this. This is his sort of like his elitist attitude about this. When he came back from Vietnam, he slandered his comrades in arms, saying that in the mode of Genghis Khan they raped and pillaged their way across Vietnam. Now he's suggesting only stupid people are willing to volunteer to fight in our military and go into harm's way in Iraq...

Again, he ought to apologize. Why can he not bring himself to say 'You know what? I apologize to America's fighting men and women...' He can't bring himself to do it. In fact, what he does is he suggests that anyone who took umbrage at my remarks is bad. He's attacked people who took his remark as an attack on the military.

But wait a minute. The military took his remark as an attack on the military. He ought to simply apologize. Why can he not bring himself to say, 'I'm sorry. I made a mistake. I'm sorry I insulted you. I didn't mean to do it. Will you please accept my apology and move on?' But he can't bring himself to say it..."
"Hey, Stupid: If you’re reading this in Iraq and wearing an American uniform, John Kerry is smarter than you." By Ed Morrow - nationalreview

This is a great column that explains John Kerry's and other liberals' assumed superiority and self-appointed right to call anyone who disagrees with them "stupid." They've done it to George W. Bush... big time! And that is what John Kerry did each time he insulted our troops in Iraq and, most especially, when he did it earlier this week when this is what he said and how he said it:

“'You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.'

That was what Sen. John Kerry inarticulately said to a bunch of college kids... And then Kerry gave a small, smug smile. With American troops on the battlefield, fighting and dying, he had exhibited his superior intellect by insulting their character and intelligence. If only they had applied themselves in school, instead of lazily failing to make “an effort,” they wouldn’t have to dodge bullets in Baghdad....

After the explosion of criticism that followed his comments, Kerry indignantly refused to apologize and, without a trace of humor, declared the insulting remark was a “botched joke...”

Kerry, who attained national notice as the face of an antiwar group that used stories told by fake Vietnam vets to brand real vets as war criminals, was insisting that military service made him immune from criticism from non-vets. “Despicable Republicans” and “right-wing nut jobs” were the ones at fault for his remarks being taken literally. We were supposed to know, if we have studied hard and done our homework, that he was insulting the president of the United States, stupid George W. Bush, and not America’s military. That was what that little contemptuous smile had been meant to telegraph..."

About liberals' assumed superiority, Ed Morrow also tells us "James Baldwin wryly defined a liberal as “someone who thinks he knows more about your experience than you do.” To that, we can add, “and who thinks, because of his superior knowledge, he should be making your decisions for you...”
Here is what Vice President Dick Cheney had to say about John Kerry's contemptible insult to American troops in Iraq:

"Of course, now Senator Kerry says he was just making a joke, and he botched it up... "I guess we didn't get the nuance. He was for the joke before he was against it."

You can read the rest at the respective links above.
Nov. 3 Update: "Minnesota unit created 'Halp us Jon Carry' sign" - here

"Members of a unit under the command of the Minnesota National Guard turn out to be the creators of an intentionally misspelled sign that takes a mocking shot at Sen. John Kerry...

...Lt. Col. Kevin Olson, a spokesman for the Minnesota National Guard, said the "Red Bull" logo and the number on the bumper of the truck "1-34" indicate that the soldiers in the picture are under the command of a Minnesota unit. It is impossible... to say whether any of the eight soldiers in the photo are Minnesotans, because the unit also has soldiers from five other states...

Major Jay Adams, chief of public affairs with the 13 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Logistics Support Area Anaconda, confirmed the soldiers holding the banner in the photo are members of the 1/34th. Adams said the sign was "created as a humorous response to remarks made during a recent political speech and demonstrates the wit and longstanding sardonic humor of the American soldier at war..."

Showing his own stupidity, Senator John F. Kerry, D-Massachusetts maligned U.S. troops serving in Iraq... AGAIN...! This week was not the first time.

Stupid is... as stupid speaks...

Seems the "I'm with stupid" shirt is on the wrong person here...

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

Senator John Kerry's mug-shot from Yale University... before he tried to get a deferment to keep from fighting in the Vietnam War...

John Kerry's Yale mug shot... Kerry was a "D" student (4 D's) his first year at Yale and he was graduated with a C- average. Not so hot for a U.S. Senator who today disparages the intellect and educational success of American troops fighting in the Iraq War.

Kerry also continues to slander and disparage President George W. Bush's intelligence, when we all know that Bush had higher SAT scores and made better grades at Yale than Kerry. Bush also finished Harvard Graduate School with a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA). Yet the condescending, elitist never lets the facts stop him from trying to smear Bush as being stupid and incompetent---which he definitely is not and never has been.

Kerry always imputes negative attributes to others that he, himself, has---in order to deflect attention from his own flaws and reprehensible actions. He also never lets the truth stand in his way about his fake heroism and medals from the Vietnam War and he still refuses to make public his entire military record (including medical) or explain how he got out of Vietnam after serving there only 4 and 1/2 months. Or who the Viet Kong communists were that he met with in Paris while slandering our troops and working on forcing them to cut and run from Vietnam.

So, let's see all those records now and how fit Kerry was to serve in the military at all---or when he continued to fight against the Vietnam War (founded the VVAW) and met with communist Viet Kong while still an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Kerry wasn't fit to serve in the U.S. military then... and he isn't fit now to serve as a Senator in the U.S. Congress, where he has built his more than 30 year career on his fake hero record and on the backs of 50K American troops who died in Vietnam.

Resign now, Senator Kerry...!

Read today's outstanding *****Five Star, must read analysis of Kerry's reprehensible military, political, and personal history and his haughty and contemptuous remarks against U.S. troops in Iraq and against their Commander-in-Chief, "John Kerry: The Face of Untrustworthy Democrats," here.

Washington Times Editorial: Sen. Kerry's "arrogant, incredibly elitist... defeatist... reprehensible statement reminds us why he isn't President..."

While the poisonously hard-left New York Times buried the media-storm story about John Kerry's dissing and maligning American troops as so stupid they have to go into the military and go fight in Iraq because that's all they're qualified to do---on page 19A, paragraph 15 of the column---The Washington Times published an Editorial lambasting Kerry, who was a C- student at Yale, saying "the senator gives elitism a bad name..."

Other big papers had the story on the front page, above the fold, featured in the headlines. But then, we already knew The Times always slants their always-political "news" in favor of and consistently protecting Democrats.

A few excerpts are below, the rest here.

Update on other news about Kerry's faux pas grande:

"John Kerry ‘Swiftboats' The Democrats" newsmax
"Kerry Insults Troops" humanevents
"'Soulless' Kerry Lacks Honor, Patriotism" humanevents
"Kerry's Quip: Wellstone Funeral Redux?"
"19 House Republicans Demand Kerry Apologize" (Now it's 29 who have signed on)
"...Stuck in Iraq -- that's what Sen. Kerry thinks happens to people who don't study hard. You end up in the uniform, serving your country and getting shot at. Nice going, Senator Winter Soldier..." ("Winter Soldier" is the name of Kerry's hit-piece book defaming American troops who patriotically served in the Vietnam War.)

"We have news for Mr. Kerry, beyond conveying our assessment that this arrogant, incredibly elitist and defeatist and altogether reprehensible statement reminds us why he isn't president and never will be: Patriotism and selflessness are why young Americans readily put themselves in harm's way for their country's sake. This C student is just plain wrong on the facts.

U.S. recruits are better educated than the average American of equivalent age. In fact, 98 percent of U.S. military recruits have a high-school education or G.E.D. Only 75 percent of equivalent-age American youths do. For senators who can't do the math, that's 23 percentage points past just plain wrong...

We understand that Mr. Kerry's primary aim on Monday was to bomb the White House to get at the commander in chief. The troops were an afterthought. Which, come to think of it, is the point -- just as it was in the 1970s...

...thank you, Mr. Kerry, for speaking so candidly. People can see clearly who you are..."