"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours." -Sir Charles Napier
BigEarth of New Mexico sez, The warmest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great national moment, reserve their neutrality.
Bill Whittle's mom sez, If you can’t say anything of deep and meaningful scientific or political import that is not supported by fact, reason, historical precedent and in-depth step-by-step logical analysis then don’t say anything at all!
:: Friday, September 24 ::
KRAUTHAMMER ON UNDERMINING OUR ALLIES
He echos my yesterday-thoughts, but by noting the cloned language in John Kerry's sister, the head of Americans Overseas for Kerry. Then he words it thus:
I disagree here. Her brother is more likely echoing the sister. Otherwise is too much credit to give to the candidate who has actually ripped off the "Bring it on!" slogan from Bush's remark to the terrorists, who took the "Regime Change" need from an already-faded bumper sticker, who thought we would not recognize Dick Cheney's "Help is on the way."
Be careful, Herr Krauthammer, crediting the wrong source here may cost you any chance with Kerry's sister.
Wow - now please remind me about the importance of increasing our allies and match that up with Kerry insulting our newest.
Super. The would-be President Kerry declares that the current Iraqi leadership is a puppet. I guess it really is time to pull out the "Terrorists for Kerry" bumper stickers - his asinine statement proves it.
With the same pessimism that characterizes Kerry's seeming desire for us to lose this war, he seems willing to hurt the credibility of the leader of the world's youngest democracy, who flies here with the good manners to say "Thank you." Instead of having the manners to say, "You're welcome," Kerry calls it bullshit - is it any wonder North Korea broadcasts Kerry's speeches?
Those of us who watched South Florida four years ago would tend to agree. Yassir Arafat would also agree but blame it on the Jews. Leaders like Arafat rule those "no-go" zones.
However, the no-go zones in Iraq are the minority. The majority there is building a free Iraq.
Having earned my comtempt for telling church-going Black Americans that the GOP would attempt to suppress their vote - again - as well as for abusing the parables of Jesus, Kerry is exhibiting another shade of his filthy instinct to pander, and his seeming preference for minority rule. This time, however, the stench is that of a 30 year-old betrayal.
:: michael Thursday, September 23, 2004 [+] ::
Pinned to the cubicle wall by my desk is this Cox and Forkum cartoon of the Statue of Liberty, searching the horizon, with a machine gun over her shoulder. It's the sexiest she's ever looked.
At the office, someone we hired turned down extra work this weekend due to her observation of Yom Kippur. I do not know so well the details of Jewish holidays, being raised in the New Testament and not having Sunday School lessons on that subject stick.
Still, I know such times are important - the same God I know via the New authored the Old. That is why I know the offense of the Arab surprise attack on the Jewish State thirty-one years ago. I also know the value of what was learned then. Israel was not standing guard then. They have not made that mistake since.
This is where I feel like I live in two worlds at once. There is my recognition of the enemy, the enemy's ambitions, the fact that when I see the tee shirt which reads, "Peace through superior firepower," I totally get it. Then there is the Truth of Jesus who directed us to turn the other cheek. Where does standing guard fit in here?
Didn't Kerry just compare George W. Bush to Herbert Hoover?
Memo to Kerry: when comparing your opponent to someone else, first ensure that you rank above that someone. For example, George W. Bush could compare you to Jesse Jackson (especially after you warned the blacks against GOP voter suppression), but he should not compare you to the pope.
I was hesitant to agree with commentators in the media that this would be one of the dirtiest campaigns in history. I did not associate the protestors in NYC with the Democrats in such a way that I called that dirty campaigning, although I condemned Democrat non-objection to the violence for their needing the protesters' votes.
Forged documents - sure, that's dirty, but still to me most of that dirt belongs to CBS. Helen Thomas semi-famously said, albeit stupidly said, that the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal was the biggest story of the war. Well, this forged document story should be the biggest story of the election season. The truly scandalous behavior by a major player in the media makes this the scandal of the season.
Democrats then suggested that the one-man-illuminati Karl Rove planted the forged documents. John Fund reports and advises:
Yet I still wasn't put off entirely. Forged documents are no surprise to me if they serve the candidate who took a camera to war and filmed re-enactments of his heroics, and if they are presented and defended by a news anchorman who believes a man can be a liar an still an honest person.
I was, however, put off by Kerry's hideous pandering to the black congregation, his shitty abuse of the parable of the good Samaritan, and then his nuanced warning that Republicans would labor to suppress the black vote - again.
If you don't vote, another church burns!
Ladies and gentlemen, the dirt has arrived. And what else would you expect from the ticket which include the former personal injury lawyer from North Carolina, Senator John Edwards, than this added bonus, for your protection:
I wasn't surprised that they exist, because there are geeks in every area of interest. I had just never seen the word, or had never had my eyebrows so raised by what typologists have just determined, to the embarassment of CBS:
Russia is prepared to make pre-emptive strikes on "terrorist bases" anywhere in the world, the Interfax news agency cited the country's chief of staff as saying. "With regard to preventive strikes on terrorist bases, we will take any action to eliminate terrorist bases in any region of the world. But this does not mean we will carry out nuclear strikes," General Yuri Baluyevsky said Wednesday. Baluyevsky added that Russia's choice of action "will be determined by the concrete situation where ever it may be in the world. "Military action is the last resort in the fight agaisnt terrorism."
Of course, I clicked this headline just to see how soon I would hit a Carter quote with those words:
"By now, there are many of us loyal Democrats who feel uncomfortable in seeing that you have chosen the rich over the poor, unilateral pre-emptive war over a strong nation united with others for peace, lies and obfuscation over the truth and the political technique of character assassination as a way to win elections or to garner a few moments of applause,"
It must be like helping Stalinist North Korea become nuclear capable to garner a few moments of applause.
As I have argued many times, if Carter knows the definition of "unilateral", then the Sunday-school-teaching best-ex-President knows he is a liar, but that's the price of party loyalty, now, isn't it?
"Rich over poor"? This shit again? If Carter has heard about the Heinz fortune, then the Sunday-school-teaching, best-ex-President knows he is a liar, but that's the price of party loyalty, now, isn't it?
:: michael Wednesday, September 08, 2004 [+] ::
IF THE WORLD COULD VOTE...
The Liberals have been proven right... much of the world is not ready for democracy.
HA! Let's examine that world, with one billion-plus Chinese under the influence of state-controlled media, with one billion-plus Muslims whose leaders give standing ovations to blame-the-Jew speeches and largely control their media; where a direct descendant of Mahandas Ghandhi recently embraced Yassir Arafat; where Nelson Mandela rallied for the comfort of the Lockerbie bombers; and where communist Vietnamese gave a place of honor to the image of John Kerry.
So what is the margin of error on a poll taken from .000006% of the population?
One question before I listen any more to this wise .000006% of the world's population: can they figure out how to use a punch ballot?
:: michael Wednesday, September 08, 2004 [+] ::
:: Sunday, September 5 ::
NEWS THAT HURTS
National Public Radio this morning gave a graphic report of the scene in Russia. I wonder how the report affected the typically left-leaning audience, which will surely never forget the name of Abu Ghraib for having to hear of it all summer. The abuse of these Russian people I believe meets the definition of torture. Children urinating into bottles for the only liquid they could get, the suicide bomber who killed three with himself, the chunks of flesh stuck to the walls - this is the vision of evil. Since it happened to Russians instead of Americans, will NPR's typical audience wake up?
Perhaps this is jealousy, since Kerry's first deferment request was denied. At least he got his first marriage annulled... and successfully married five times as much money when he did that.
And was there something about being "mislead" into war? Again?
The war Kerry said he would have supported anyway?
Go back to Christopher Hitchens' suggestion for Kerry's campaign slogan: "Vote for me - I was duped by a dope."
I have asked this question before - and I am now wondering even more if dope has anything to do with this.
I see it very differently, albeit partisan-ly. On one side, I see the people who call evil good and call good evil, on the other, people who understand world views and call evil evil, and know not to give evil any nuclear fuel.
Usually I do not care about when someone was a child, but he made an excellent point: even a child can understand that evil exists. This is easy to understand. Michael Moore was lying when he sat in a news studio 2 miles from the WTC site and declared we were in no danger, and the Democrats gave him a seat in the box with Jimmy Carter.
The reference to private lives and private plans is marvelously instructive. Kerry has spent his entire life planning and playing to win this position of power and his place in history books.
Miller asks a question, "Where are such statesmen today?" And the question has an answer,
and this ain't it:
Give me a fucking break, I groaned.
Zell, thanks for the relief. .
:: michael Thursday, September 02, 2004 [+] ::