Show of hands my ass... this is a debate, not pre-school.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
There was one thing the shooter, Matthew Murray, didn't plan for... the one significant factor that differentiates Tuesday's attacks with so many others. What you won't hear from the leftist media is that he failed to choose a "Gun Free Zone"for his attacks. He wasn't prepared for Jeanne Assam, the armed citizen who wasn't just another helpless sheep.
Assam, a former Minneapolis police officer, is being credited with saving dozens, if not hundreds of lives with her selfless act of bravery. When she heard shots being fired and witnessed people running for their lives, she ran toward the gunfire with her own weapon drawn. Though outgunned and facing a madman armed with a rifle and a thousand rounds of ammunition, Assam engaged Murray with her pistol from behind cover, striking him several times and severely wounding him. Murray, defeated and wounded, chose a cowardly retreat and reportedly finished himself off with a shotgun blast.
The media is missing one key point in all this. They report Assam as being a church security guard. In fact, Assam is not a professional security guard! If one looks through the smokescreen of the media coverage, it becomes clear that she was a volunteer, armed with her pistol and concealed carry permit. Sunday's incident highlights what those of us in the "gun culture" have known all along... in the hands of a responsible, armed citizen, firearms can and do in fact SAVE LIVES!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Being reported today, an Australian "medical expert" and total left-wing nutjob, wants families to pay a $5,000 baby tax at birth and an annual carbon tax of up to $800 per child.
According to the Medical Journal of Australia, Associate Professor Barry Walters says every couple with more than two children should be taxed to pay for enough trees to offset the carbon output generated by each child's lifetime. In other words, babies are yet another cause of global warming.
What does all this gobbledygook mean in English? It's simple. The enviro-Nazis of the world do not like human beings and view people as trespassers on planet Earth. They value plant life over human life and want to reduce the planet's population. Their chosen method for now is taxes... but if that doesn't work, what then? State sanctioned genocide to reduce global warming??
Complete story at http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1138484
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
That is CNN's beloved LIBERAL reporter Anderson Cooper with a six-egg omelet on his face after it was revealed that Democrat insiders were either able or allowed to infiltrate the Republican debate televised on CNN last night.
Retired Brigadier General Keith Kerr used the YouTube format to challenge Republican Presidential candidates on their stance on gays in the military. Kerr has been a long time advocate against the "don't ask, don't tell" policy currently held by the Armed Forces, which incidentally, was instituted under the Bill Clinton administration. The retired reservist officer feels that gays should be permitted to openly serve in the military. No mention was made of the fact that Kerr is a member of a gay, lesbian and transgender steering committee for Hillary Clinton!
And it turns out Kerr wasn't the only Democrat supporter whose question was chosen by CNN for the televised debate. Ted Faturos, a student at University of California, San Diego, asked a question about corn subsidies. What wasn't revealed by CNN or Faturos, is that he worked as an intern for Democrat Rep. Jane Harman.
One woman, who identified herself as "Journey from Texas" asked candidates about whether they would prosecute women and doctors if abortion were made illegal and the practice continued. Problem is, "Journey" is an active John Edwards supporter! Shortly after the debate, she posted a web video on YouTube.com under username "PAPERSERENADE" wearing a John Edwards t-shirt explaining that she was disappointed with the answers to her question. There's a SHOCKER!! She's a liberal asking the opinion of Republicans... what did she expect?
This debacle begs one to question whether CNN or the Clinton campaign planted these questions in a collaborative effort. Honestly, I see this as CNN (Communist News Network) showing its true colors. They tout themselves as "America's #1 name in news." In all actuality, CNN is nothing more than America's #1 name in biased propaganda! And naturally, the Clinton campaign denies any involvement in this incident. Just as they deny any involvement in the massive amount of illegal campaign contributions they've received and the planted questions at Hillary's stump speeches, they proclaim their hands are clean once again. If nothing else, I must admit that Hillary is a master of denial.
Imagine the backlash if FoxNews allowed Fred Thompson's campaign advisor to ask Mssss. Clinton if she could provide receipts for the multi-thousand dollar campaign contributions she's received from shady donors in some of the poorest neighborhoods in New York! Good Lord, the Democrats would wet themselves in anger! All of this serves to further prove my point, and I make it often, that Democrats will stop at nothing to bring themselves unto power. As for CNN's part in all of this... well hell, charging CNN with fair reporting is like ordering the fox to watch the hen house.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You've never protested the public display of the 10 Commandments.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You still say, "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays."
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You stand at attention and place your hand over your heart during the National Anthem.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You treat America's veterans with great respect.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You respect your elders and expect your children to do the same.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You're keenly aware how truly fortunate you are to be a citizen of this great country.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You believe the United States is the answer to tyranny and oppression, not the cause of it.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You stand by the Constitution as it is written, not by how you think it should have been intended.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You would never hide behind the Bill of Rights as an excuse to burn the American Flag or otherwise defile this great nation.
You're a TRUE AMERICAN if: You don't deny that English, is in fact, the official language of the United States of America.
If more than half of the above do not apply to you, then you're NOT a TRUE AMERICAN and you should get the hell out!! You're not wanted. The People's Republic of China would probably be happy to have you on board.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
-- Ronald Reagan
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
American Atheists Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit, arguing that the 13 white crosses violate the First Amendment, which prohibits government establishment of religion. The key word here is "government." See, the thing is, these 13 memorial crosses were not erected by "the government." They were paid for entirely by private funds donated by co-workers and family members of fallen Utah State Troopers.
The First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." So it would appear to me that American Atheists Inc. has a very weak case here when one considers that the mere presence of privately constructed crosses on a state highway has absolutely NOTHING to do with government establishing a religion. In fact, if government did NOT permit the presence of these memorials, it would seem to me that in fact it were acting to prohibit "the free exercise thereof."
American Atheists will likely lose this case, but what is most bothersome is that this small group of leftist heathens is abusing the Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment, to denigrate the memories of fallen law enforcement officers and their families and further their secularist agenda.
The First Amendment was written by our Founding Fathers to protect the people from tyranny in government, not to protect people from being offended!! All too often, liberals cite the First Amendment as some sort of "catch-all" in the Bill of Rights when they find something objectionable. If the incredibly small minority of atheists in this country find crosses, memorials or other religious symbols offensive, then perhaps they should just look the other damn way! I'm offended on a daily basis by things people do and say, but I don't run off to the courthouse to file a lawsuit. Why? Because I'm a damn adult and even if I don't agree with something I see or hear, I respect that person's right to be different than me. I am sick and tired of the cry-baby lawsuits taking place in this country because certain groups or individuals had their feelings hurt. Frankly, if you can't handle the simple task of learning to live with being offended every now and then, your life is going to be one long, sad, pathetic existence!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I do not oppose environmentalism. I do not oppose the political positions of either party. However, global warming, ie climate change, is not about environmentalism or politics. It is not a religion. It is not something you 'believe in.' It is science; the science of meteorology. This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you global warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam.
I say this knowing you probably won't believe a me, a mere TV weatherman, challenging a Nobel Prize, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning former Vice President of United States. So be it... There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril... In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling."
--John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel and renowned meteorologist for over fifty years.
Monday, November 12, 2007
We have never had an ex-president move back into the White House. When in 1992 Bill Clinton promised 'two for the price of one,' it was taken as a slightly hyperbolic promotion of the role of first lady. This time we would literally be getting two presidents. Any ex-president is a presence in his own right. His stature, unlike, say, Hillary's during Bill's presidency, is independent of his spouse. From Day One of Hillary's inauguration, Bill will have had more experience than she at everything she touches. His influence on her presidency would necessarily be immeasurably greater than that of any father on any son.
Americans did not like the idea of a co-presidency when, at the 1980 Republican convention, Ronald Reagan briefly considered sharing the office with former president Gerald Ford. (Ford would have been vice president with independent powers.) And they won't like this co-presidency, particularly because the Clinton partnership involves two characters caught in the dynamic of a strained, strange marriage. The cloud hovering over a Hillary presidency is not Bill padding around the White House in robe and slippers flipping thongs. It's President Clinton, in suit and tie, simply present in the White House when any decision is made. The degree of his involvement in that decision will inevitably become an issue.
Do Americans really want a historically unique two-headed presidency constantly buffeted by the dynamics of a highly dysfunctional marriage?"
-- Charles Krauthammer
"We're gathered today, just as we have gathered before, to remember those who served, those who fought, those still missing, and those who gave their last full measure of devotion for our country... One of those who fell wrote, shortly before his death, these words: 'Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.' Well, today, Veterans Day, as we do every year, we take that moment to embrace the gentle heroes of Vietnam and of all our wars. We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause... Our liberties, our values, all for which America stands is safe today because brave men and women have been ready to face the fire at freedom's front. And we thank God for them."
-- Ronald Reagan
Saturday, November 10, 2007
2. Higher taxes! M$$$$$. Clinton's new spending proposals will cost $773 BILLION and climbing. She can't pay for her programs without forcing crippling tax hikes on the American people.
3. Surrender of your personal freedom and liberties. For the past year, democrat leaders and Presidential candidates have been telling Americans that we're too stupid to take care of ourselves and we should surrender our lives to their control. Think about it. Democrats want to bail out folks who foolishly bought more home than they could afford or entered into high risk loans. The liberal food police think we're too fat, so they're going to control what and when we eat. Criminals use firearms to commit crime, so they want to try to abolish the 2nd Amendment so that NOBODY can own a gun. Higher taxes to pay for social programs to help those who refuse to play by the rules and earn an honest living.
4. Terrorists are people too and America must be gentle and respect their feelings. While Al Qaeda slices people's heads off with machetes, we must ensure that captured enemy fighters have the same, if not more legal rights than American citizens. They are entitled to legal representation and foot washing stations in captivity. Waterboarding a high value prisoner to get vital information that might prevent a mass casualty attack?? GOD NO! That's just mean!
5. Open borders. Liberals shudder at the idea of actually stopping millions of Mexicans from flooding across our border every year. Illegals make great puppets for liberals! In exchange for driver's licences, college tuition discounts and free medical care; illegals will support the democrat party, even if it's done illegally.
6. Further loss of religious freedom. The attacks on Christianity are getting worse and worse every day. Bleeding heart, liberal bureaucrats find crosses and crucifixes offensive. To them, God is bad and evil is perfectly acceptable so long as we appease it. Christmas lights and nativity scenes on your own home? Forget about it! For example, Ft. Collins, CO. has developed a "holiday decoration task force." Their goal... to make sure Christmas and Hanukkah DIE and give way to a more secular celebration. The 2% of atheist heathens in this country are actually given preferential treatment to the 80% of REAL Americans who love and worship God and believe that this nation was founded on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
7. American citizens serve the government, not the other way around. I cringe at what I've heard Mssss. Clinton utter so many times... "for the common good." Right. That's what Adolf Hitler, Nikita Kruschev and Joseph Stalin told their people when they took power. The people surrendered their freedoms "for the common good" and ended up with tyrannical dictatorships. No, Hillary is not Hitler reincarnated. But when the people surrender personal freedom and responsibility "for the common good", it is almost never returned.
Democrats have an insatiable thirst for pushing America further and further to the left, to the point where democracy will give way to socialism. Our Founding Fathers warned of this! Democrats preach that America is bad and the rest of the world, even the dictatorships (Cuba and Venezuela for examples) have it right. They say that it's patriotic to bash the Commander in Chief during a time of war. They say it's patriotic to offer more protection to the enemy than our own warriors who fight for our very lives. The libs have it all wrong! Senator Joe Lieberman had it right when he bashed his former party for abandoning the values it used to hold. He asked what happened to the party of John F. Kennedy who said, "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty." If America is so bad, what will Msssss. Clinton do to make it better? The thought frightens me!
Friday, November 9, 2007
--Dick Morris (former advisor to Pres. Bill Clinton)
Monday, November 5, 2007
In fiscal 2007, which ended last month, the government took in 6.7% more tax revenues than in 2006. These increases in tax revenue have substantially reduced the federal-budget deficits. In 2004 the deficit was $413 billion, or 3.5% of gross domestic product. It narrowed to $318 billion in 2005, $248 billion in 2006 and $163 billion in 2007. That last figure is just 1.2% of GDP, which is half of the average of the past 50 years. Lower tax rates have been so successful in spurring growth that the percentage of federal income taxes paid by the very wealthy has increased... Finally, another inconvenient truth is that there have been 49 consecutive months of job growth as a result of the economic expansion induced by President Bush's 2003 tax rate reductions."
--Pete du Pont
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Ben Stein is much, much more than the actor who you see on tv and movies. Before taking up acting, he was a speech writer and lawyer for the Nixon and Ford administrations. He's been a regular columnist for Los Angeles Magazine and New York Magazine and frequently writes for the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His intellect cannot be overstated... he's a man worth listening to and he hits the nail DEAD ON in this interview about his new book!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This photo was taken during a democrat fundraiser last month in Iowa. The slimy scumbag on the far left is Barack Hussein Obama. He wants to be President of the United States, yet he doesn't even have the common decency nor the respect for America to render proper honors to the American Flag during the National Anthem!
Does he want to be President out of love for country? Or is it his desire for power that drives him? In my opinion, folding one's hands at his crotch during The Star Spangled Banner is FAR from displaying due respect for the flag that represents all that this great nation stands for. I am a U.S. Navy veteran. I recognize as well as anyone the special meaning behind our flag and the respect it deserves. Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including the Founding Fathers, have died defending what our flag represents. And I must say, it disgusts me to see a standing U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate lacking the same recognition!
United States Code, Title 36, Ch. 10, Sec. 171 -- During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at ATTENTION facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder , the hand being over the heart.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Senator Harry Reid actually congratulated Rush Limbaugh for his efforts and seemed to act as if HE had some part in this major charitable contribution!! Truth is, Reid was forced to eat one massive plate of HUMBLE PIE! Reid's letter, co-signed by forty other Senate liberals backfired big time! Yet, rather than apologize and admit to having deliberately lied in an attempt to smear a private citizen, Reid has tried to jump on the bandwagon. Unbelievable! Frankly, Harry Reid and his fellow Senate democrats are as significant as a screen door on a submarine!
Rush was quick to point out on his radio show that Senator Reid still has yet to apologize for his actions and that Reid had absolutely NOTHING to do with raising 2 million dollars for the aforementioned charity. Furthermore, Limbaugh again issued his challenge to the forty-one democrats to match his donation dollar for dollar.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
So Limbaugh was correct when he referred to this soldier as "phony." But this is not how the infamous "phony soldier" comment was played out in the liberal media. The big media along with 41 Senate Democrats spun the comment in such a way that made it appear that Limbaugh was anti-military and anti-soldier. How dare he refer to our troops as "phonies."
Harry Reid and his fellow liberals in the U.S. Senate turned away from the business of running the country to publicly smear a PRIVATE CITIZEN! Forty-one Senators, all Democrats, wrote a letter to Limbaugh's boss, blasting him for his comments and essentially demanding that he be fired. Imagine... elected politicians publicly smearing and attempting to crucify a private citizen for exercising his First Amendment right to free speech!
Well Limbaugh has ingeniously turned the tables on the forty-one. He placed the letter on public auction at http://www.ebay.com/. The current bid is a whopping $65,100. Limbaugh will be donating the proceeds from the auction to one of his favorite charities, The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, which provides assistance to children of fallen U.S. Marines and Federal Law Enforcement Officers. Furthermore, Limbaugh has promised to match the winning bid from his own wallet.
Limbaugh has issued a challenge to Harry Reid and the 40 Senators who co-signed the letter to match the winning bid as a chance for them to demonstrate if they truly are as patriotic as they claim. We'll see if that happens. Here is a statement by Rush himself... "I would like to issue this challenge to Senator Reid and the 41 senators who signed his letter. You say you support the military. You say you're big, and you think it's patriotic, and that I was unpatriotic. Well, I would like for each of you, Senator Reid, and the 40 senators who signed, to match whatever the winning bid is. Show us your support for the U.S. military by all 41 of you pro-military people, Democrats in the Senate, match whatever the winning bid is and send that amount to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation."
This whole ordeal is not really about what Limbaugh said or what he feels. Truth is, Rush is extremely patriotic and supports America's Armed Forces like no one else! He is extremely popular among the troops, while Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats are nothing more than paper patriots. Consider this... Limbaugh's approval rating in the state of Nevada, Harry Reid's home state, is vastly higher than Harry Reid's approval rating! What this ordeal is really about is the left's hatred for Rush. He exercises his popularity and First Amendment rights to keep the left in check. When they lie and scam and undermine America's security, he is there to tell America the truth! It is truly a dangerous thing when powerful Senators attempt to publicly crucify a private citizen for blowing the whistle when they get out of line! The big media is in bed with the left, so without folks like Limbaugh, America would all too often be left in the dark.
The letter may be viewed/downloaded at http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/today.guest.html
C0-signers include RICHARD DURBIN(who once compared U.S. troops to Nazis), HILLARY CLINTON, JOHN KERRY, TED KENNEDY, BARBARA BOXER, BARRACK OBAMA, TOM HARKIN, CHRIS DODD, JOE BIDEN and others. These are the same democrats who refused to admonish MoveOn.Org for calling Commanding General Petraeus a traitor!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Complete details may be read at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=32528
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
-- Rush Limbaugh
-- Ronald Reagan
Monday, October 8, 2007
Republicans are blasting Hillary Clinton after learning today that she has hired Sandy Berger, a former top aide to President Bill Clinton, to be her campaign's foreign policy and national security advisor.
Sandy Berger was Bill Clinton's national security advisor from 1997 to 2001. In 2003, while preparing for upcoming 9/11 hearings, he stole classified documents from the National Archives, hiding them in his clothing and eventually destroying them. Said documents were suspected to show that the Clinton Administration had FAR more detailed knowledge of the threat posed by Al Qaeda and Usama Bin Laden than it admitted to. Caught in the act, and after initially denying all charges, Berger later admitted to the theft and was sentenced to probation. He is also prohibited from handling classified documents until late next year.
We've all heard that Bill Clinton had several opportunities to kill or capture UBL during his administration. When covert CIA officers had tracked down Bin Laden in the Sudan, they had the master terrorist in their cross-hairs. Required to ask Washington for permission to "pull the trigger", it was Sandy Berger who denied the request, allowing the world's most wanted man to go free!!
While many folks are shocked that Hillary would make such a foolish political mistake, I am not. The Clintons are both known for dealing with felons and criminals in their quest for power. This is just another example of that. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is now being advised on foreign policy matters by a CONVICTED FELON, who committed TREASON against the United States of America. It's almost unthinkable. While Berger should be turning big rocks into little rocks in a federal prison, he'll be working for one of the most powerful women in the country... a woman who wants to be president!!
Can Hillary be trusted to be president and Commander-in-Chief? Can she be trusted when she would hire a treasonous, convicted felon to participate in her campaign? Can she be trusted when one of her top aides is a man who clearly abused his power? The clear answer is a resounding "NO!"
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Since Hillary's latest "promise" offers very little specifics, we'll just assume here that the $5,000 would be placed in some sort of interest-bearing account that would most certainly earn more money over time than Social Security. The interesting thing is that the very people who support this ridiculous idea are the same people who vigorously opposed President Bush's plan for partial privatization of Social Security. Under Bush's plan, a worker may VOLUNTARILY place a portion of his FICA taxes in private stocks or bonds, allowing an interest rate that exceeds the one offered by Social Security. Under the current plan, the money vanishes into the hands of the government upon the death of the worker. Bush's plan would allow the worker to bequeath the money to his/her children.
So aside from the blatant hypocrisy, why is this plan so ridiculous? Well for one reason, it would reward illegitimate child birth. This program would provide incentives for folks who cannot feed, clothe or educate their children to have more babies. Programs like WIC, public housing, food stamps and daycare vouchers already do this. The statement made is simple... breed irresponsibly and the government will compel taxpayers to step in. Enough of my taxpayer money already covers the poor, the lazy and the incompetent. Now Hillary proposes to use even MORE of my hard-earned cash to pay for the future of other people's children!
What about my future? Social Security, in its current form, will be long dead by the time I am eligible for retirement. This government program, which I have paid into since the age of 16, will likely provide me with ZERO return thanks to the corruption and abuse that liberals have not only allowed but promoted. My parents did one hell of a job raising me WITHOUT the assistance of the government. Apparently, Hillary feels that today's parents aren't up to the task. But never fear... she's here to help. God help us all!
Hillary should read the results of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, signed into law by the first President Clinton (and God willing, the last). Welfare rolls plummeted by 50% without an increase in abortion. Able-bodied people, faced with time limits and denied increases in monies, got off the couch and got a job!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
-- Ann Coulter
Monday, October 1, 2007
-- Ronald Reagan
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The measure passed by a vote of 72-25 with the support of 23 Democrats. NONE of the Democratic presidential candidates supported the vote.
Hillary Clinton -- NO
Chris Dodd -- NO
John Kerry -- NO
Barrack Hussein Obama -- did not vote (though 20 minutes earlier, he voted to circumvent the measure altogether)
Tom Harkin -- NO
If these Democrats listed above, three of whom are running for President, do NOT have the courage or backbone to stand up to an extreme left-wing fringe group like MoveOn.Org, how in the world will they ever stand up to America's enemies? How will they handle Al Qaeda and the War on Terror? The lack of action in this matter by the part of Clinton, Obama, Dodd and others seriously calls into question their credibility to be Commander-in-Chief of America's Armed Forces.
Mitt Romney put it best..."Hillary Clinton had a choice. She could stand with our troop commander in Iraq, or she could stand with the libelous left wing of her party. She chose the latter. The idea that she would be a credible commander-in-chief of our Armed Forces requires the willing suspension of disbelief."
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We must never forget that America has shed more blood defending freedom here and abroad than all the other countries in the world combined. And it was no different on 9/11. Before the twin towers fell, before the smoke had cleared from the Pentagon, before the brave men and women of Flight 93 had made a stand over Shanksville, Penn., Americans were fighting back.
America's heritage of defending freedom has fallen to us. It is a great trust that our generation willingly accepts and must uphold. But the best way we can do that - while honoring the tragic loss of our fellow citizens six years ago today, and in all of the years since - is to make sure our nation continues to stand for freedom, remains strong and united in the face of threats, and secure.
Let's be clear: MoveOn.org is suggesting that General Petraeus has 'betrayed' his country. This is disgusting. To attack as a traitor an American general commanding forces in war because his 'on the ground' experience does not align with MoveOn.org's political objectives is utterly shameful. It shows contempt for America's military leadership, as well as for the troops who have confidence in him, as our fellow soldiers in Iraq certainly do.
General Petraeus has served this country for over 35 years with honor, distinction, and integrity. And this is not just about General Petraeus. After all, if General Petraeus is "cooking the books," then the entire military chain of command in Baghdad, and all the staff, military and civilian, who have been working with General Petraeus are complicit, since Petraeus did not write his report in isolation. They are all, apparently, 'betray[ing] us.'
MoveOn.org has been working closely with the Democratic congressional leadership --as an article in today's Sunday New York Times Magazine makes clear. And consider this comment by a Democratic senator from Friday's Politico: "'No one wants to call [Petraeus] a liar on national TV,' noted one Democratic senator, who spoke on the condition on anonymity. 'The expectation is that the outside groups will do this for us.'
So, veterans who served in Iraq ask the Democratic leaders in Congress: Does MoveOn.org speak for you? Do you agree with MoveOn.org? Or do you repudiate this despicable charge?
MoveOn.org has helped frame the core choice: Whom do we trust to run this war--MoveOn.org and its allies in Congress, or Gen. David Petraeus and his colleagues?
Pete Hegseth is executive director of Vets for Freedom and an Iraq War Veteran.
--President George W. Bush
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
See Bill's "commercial" promoting Hillary's candidacy for some background http://www.hillaryclinton.com/
Bill says: In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor. The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.
Bill says: Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children's rights project for poor kids. The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.
Bill says: Hillary was the face of America all over the world. The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.
Bill says: Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children's and women's issues. The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer's or other conditions. And two were routine bills to aid 9-11 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation.
Here is what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary Clinton. She has done everything possible to weaken the President and our country (that's you and me!) when it comes to the war on terror.
1. She wants to close GITMO & move the combatants to the USA where they would have access to our legal system.
2. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qeada phone calls to/from the USA.
3. She wants to grant constitutional rights to enemy combatants captured on the battlefield.
4. She wants to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between suspected Al Qaeda cells & supporters in the USA.
5. She wants to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.
I can't think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. But, I can think of a lot of comments she has made that weakens our country & makes it a more dangerous situation for all of us. She goes hand in hand with the ACLU on far too many issues where common sense is abandoned. She is a disaster for all Americans.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
You'd expect to be reading a story like this in the L.A. Times or New York Times. With good morals and midwestern values, one would think we were safe from such extreme liberalism here in Iowa, but that is no more. Today, Judge Robert Hanson ruled in favor of six gay/lesbian Iowa couples who sued for the right to marry in yet another stunning example of a liberal, activist judge dictating law rather than enforcing it. While the vast majority of Americans, including Iowans, oppose gay marriage, once again it is the MINORITY that is overriding the will of the people.
Iowa Democrats, including Gov. Chet Culver, are largely speaking out against today's ruling. But the fact is that they allowed this to happen with their opposition to a marriage amendment. Democrats are more interested in appeasing extreme, left-wing special interest groups rather than standing up for what is right... even if that means going against the will of the vast majority! It is time for our politicians, Republican AND Democrat, to stop caving to small groups of people with particular special interests who seek to overturn the will of the people!
It disgusts me to see the destruction these liberal activists and gays/lesbians are imparting upon our society and its values! This state and this nation belong to the PEOPLE... not activist judges and special interest groups who insist on trying to swim upstream and force the rest of us down their path!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
"Democrats claim there are 'two Americas.' If they have their way, there will be two Latin Americas. Liberals know they're losing the demographic war. Christians have lots of children and adopt lots of children; liberals abort children and encourage the gay lifestyle in anyone with a flair for color. They can't keep up. Population expert Nick Eberstadt recently speculated in The Washington Post that a principal reason for America's high fertility rate compared to Europe's is its religiosity. Well, that leaves liberals out. The Democratic Party is in the fight of its life against a conservative demographic trend. Its only hope is to gerrymander America to make the poorest half of Mexico a state. Only a massive influx of criminals, wards of the state and rioters can save them. This is why Democrats are obsessed with giving two groups the right to vote: illegal aliens and felons... To liberals, building a wall across the Mexican border is a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Democrats are counting on illegal immigrants to be the future of their party, their border guards for the new socialist state. At least liberals have a clear mission and know what they're fighting for. Their plan is to destroy America."
-- Ann Coulter
Thursday, August 23, 2007
The boy's parents said the drawing was a harmless doodle and school officials overreacted.
"The school made him feel like he committed a crime. They are doing more damage than good," said the boy's mother, Paula Mosteller.The drawing did not show blood, bullets, injuries or target any human, the parents said. And the East Valley Tribune reported that the boy said he didn't intend for the picture to be a threat.
Administrators of Payne Junior High in nearby Chandler suspended the boy on Monday for five days but later reduced it to three days.
The boy's father, Ben Mosteller, said that when he went to the school to discuss his son's punishment, school officials mentioned the seriousness of the issue and talked about the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School, where two teenagers shot and killed 12 students, a teacher and themselves in 1999. Mosteller said he was offended by the reference.
Blogger Editorial: Yet another example of liberalism and political correctness run amuck. Automobiles kill more Americans every day than firearms. I wonder what this child's punishment would have been if he had sketched his favorite muscle car!! My God, imagine the horror!
Punishing this child for drawing a sketch of a perfectly LEGAL, inanimate object is simply idiotic! Liberal bureaucrats are turning the children of this nation into pathetic weaklings and mindless clones who cannot express themselves without fear of reprisal.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Vick, who initially denied any and all involvement in this dogfighting ring, only capitulated after three of his co-conspirators rolled over and told prosecutors that Vick was not only involved, but was the ring-leader. They also testified to having seen Vick personally hang, drown and mutilate dogs who didn't perform well in fights.
So why, according to the NAACP, should Vick be allowed to continue his NFL career? Why should the NFL reward a convicted felon with a multi-million dollar contract after his prison sentence? Simple... because he's BLACK! You see, it's not Vick's fault he violated federal law. It's not his fault he flat-out lied to his employer about charges brought against him. It's not his fault he flushed his multi-million dollar career down the toilet for an illegal gambling ring that led to the deaths of several defenseless animals. It's all because he's black and "the man" has kept him down all his life. Racism in America FORCED Vick to break the law and murder animals, so he deserves a second chance.
Cry me a river! Michael Vick has been paid MILLIONS to play a game for a living! Neither he nor the NAACP have any justification for playing the race card in this case. He's been given advantages in life that most people dream of and he threw it all away. He deserves everything he gets and I hope federal prison is a nightmare for him!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Just before the aircraft bearing the flag-draped coffin arrived, a brief rain shower fell at the airport. It was as if God himself were weeping at the loss of this brave warrior. The crisp Marine Corps honor guard rendered honors as a Navy boatswain piped him ashore for the last time. Family members cried and held each other tight. "Rolling Thunder" was on hand to escort the funeral procession away. Their powerful Harleys flying American flags were truly a sight to see. God bless them all.
Witnessing this gave me pause and brought a tear to my eye. Thank God America produces such wonderful, brave heroes who willingly sacrifice so much for our very freedom. I wish every American had seen what I saw today. Moments such as this can only force one to reflect how fortunate we are to be AMERICAN.
May God care for and comfort the families and friends who are grieving this day. And may He bless this fallen warrior and forever keep him in the Kingdom of Heaven.
There can be no doubt that Democrats are chomping at the bit to significantly raise taxes on ALL AMERICANS! Gone are the days when they target only "the rich." A 50 cent tax increase on every gallon of gasoline would put a massive hurt on everyone! And these insane proposals are coming at a time when Bush is in the White House and liberals know all too well that he'd veto any such bills. Now imagine the chaos if Hillary were to be elected!! Liberal ideas such as these only confirm my belief that left-wingers won't be satisfied that we've done enough to reduce "global warming" until we're all living in hand-built log cabin homes and riding a horse and buggy again!
"Global warming" is a colossal hoax being perpetrated on the American people by left-wing nutjobs. Mankind is not a "cancer" to Earth and nature as eco-nazis would have us believe. We are but mere temporary residents of a planet that is FAR more powerful than we are!
Monday, July 30, 2007
In November 2006, San FranSICKO cut off all funding for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs, because school board members said it promoted the U.S. military, war and the death of innocent people. These liberal crazies believe that a program that teaches high school kids important life values such as honor, commitment, respect and love for country has no place in San Francisco. Instead, the school district will institute a new character development program called GAYROTC. God only knows what that acronym stands for, but I can only surmise that this new program will teach the wonderful merits of sinning and violating the natural human order of heterosexuality to children.
More recently, the city has appointed a transexual sex-shop owner to be the new police commissioner. That's right, the person in charge of the city's police department, who are supposed to be the protectors of law and morality, is a sexual deviant transformer (more than meets the eye) who used to be a man.
Finally, today it was reported that San FranSICKO will BAN the U.S. Navy Blue Angels from performing flight demonstrations and historic fly-by's in said city. One S.F. city leader opined that the Blue Angels teach children that war is cool! Funny thing is, of all the times I've seen the Blues perform, never once did I see them strafe women and children. This team is made up of some of the finest men and women America has to offer which if anything, teaches children the importance of teamwork, competence, hard work and patriotism. These values are obviously completely foreign to left-wing nutjobs, especially San FranSICKOS!!
All of this is yet more proof that liberalism, is indeed, a serious mental disorder that should be treated with medication and electroshock therapy. Such hard core liberals are a serious threat to this nation and traditional American laws and values. San Francisco has essentially separated itself from the rest of the United States, which is just fine by this author. This city is basically its own little wanna-be communist state. Maybe it's time we treat it as such, otherwise the diseases born in S.F. are liable to spread! Fortunately, there isn't much procreation going on in San Francisco... if you know what I mean.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
-- First and foremost, liberals in general are cowardly people. They are the types who would rather submit to the enemy or attempt to appease him rather than destroy him, much like they suggest that a rape victim should never fight back. Remember the Democratic Party's stance during the Cold War? While President Reagan was actively fighting and winning the Cold War, Democrats thought it would be better to appease the Soviet Empire. They would rather live on their knees than die on their feet!
-- Liberals HATE President Bush with unbridled passion! They oppose his position on every major item facing this country. In fact, they hate him so much, that they are willing to sacrifice the strength of this nation during a time of war simply because HE is in charge and not THEM.
-- Liberals don't really like America. It's true! Oh sure, they talk a good game and spit out patriotic slogans here and there, but ask one what they really LOVE about America. They sure as hell don't appreciate America's military or economic might. They squash free speech if it doesn't align with their biased agenda. They hate religion and the American citizen's freedom to express such. The real far-left wackos even get off on burning the American Flag. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
-- The left does NOT believe that freedom is worth fighting for, especially when the going gets rough. History has proven this to be true. Just examine the Vietnam War and how LBJ handled that debacle!
-- They believe that America is the root cause of worldwide terrorism! Listen to the drivel spewed by the likes of Congressman Charles Rangel, Senator Dick Durbin, Al Gore, Rosie O'Donnell and her fellow Holly-weirdos. To them, America is the bad guy, not the jihadists who cover their faces and behead innocent civilians, plant bombs in crowded marketplaces and kill children in their schools! As outrageous as it sounds, it's absolutely true!
Yes, the Democrats hope against hope that America will lose the War on Terror so they can point their bony, little fingers and say, "See, we told ya so, it's all Bush's fault we're in this mess." They couldn't be more wrong. America today faces an enemy that is bent on our total destruction. Sadly, I find myself lying in bed at night wondering who is the greater threat to America's survival and prosperity... Al Qaeda or the liberal left.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
An atheist was walking through the woods... when he stopped and thought: "What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!"
Then, as he was walking along the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look and saw a 7-foot grizzly charging towards him! He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him.
He ran faster when he looked over his shoulder again, and saw that the bear was even closer! He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him...reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him. At that instant the Atheist cried out, "Oh my God!"
Time Stopped! The bear froze...And the forest was silent.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky..."You deny my existence for all these years... and try to teach others I don't exist... and even credit creation to a cosmic accident? Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to now count you as a believer?"
The atheist looked directly into the light, "Well, it would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now...but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?"
"Very well," said God.The light went out.The sounds of the forest resumed...And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head and spoke: "Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen."
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The problems with socialized health care are many, but I'll touch on a few of the big points in here.
1. COST. The only way for the federal government to pay for insurance for uninsured Americans is to raise taxes to unprecedented levels. Canadians often brag about their having "free health care." FREE my butt! They pay for their socialized health care system by having 50-60% of their income taxed to pay for said system.
2. Efficiency. Remember the social health care system promoted by then First Lady Hillary Clinton during her husband's first term? Her proposed health care system wound up becoming a bureaucratic monster that included over 1,000 pages of text. It was so complex, that even Congress couldn't make sense of it all. This complexity, among other things, thankfully led to the plan's demise.
3. Choice. I sure as hell don't want the government telling me WHEN I can see my doctor, WHO my doctor can be and for WHAT reasons I can pay him an office visit. A socialized health care system like what we see in Canada and Europe dictates all these things to the average citizen rather than letting him or her make reasonable choices.
4. Incentive. Socialized medicine destroys physician incentives to provide top-quality, competitive care to patients. Drug companies are hindered by restrictive government regulations and price controls and soon cannot develop new medicines.
5. Privacy and liberty are destroyed by submitting your personal freedom of choice to the government. Enough said on that!
Liberals love to beat the dead horse by telling us nightmare stories from those who are sick/uninsured. And this author sympathizes with those individuals. I'd love for all Americans to have proper health care. But socialized medicine is NOT the answer. What liberals DO NOT mention is that while far from perfect, health care in the United States is the best in the world because it is based on a free-market, competitive, profit-based system. This system promotes continuous improvements in physician care and pharmaceutical research to be competitive, which translate to the best patient care in the world!
Consider this interesting fact brought to my attention by a co-worker and MyVoice reader... In 2006, the former Prime Minister of Italy and richest man in that country, Silvio Berlusconi, was diagnosed with a dangerously irregular heart rhythm. Berlusconi, being a very wealthy man in a position of power, could have gone anywhere in the world for heart surgery. He didn't choose to get on a 3-month waiting list for surgery in Europe or Canada. Instead, he personally phoned President Bush and asked him to recommend a good American hospital. In the end, Berlusconi had his heart surgery performed at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He chose to have his surgery in the U.S. for good reason!
We all want every American to have proper health care coverage, but if we want that health care to remain the best in the world, we must say HELL NO to socialized, government controlled medicine!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Now to me, this is yet another example of political correctness gone completely overboard and clearly the woman who wrote this article fell off the deep end long ago! In the article, the author actually suggests that society as a whole should change its ways to accomodate her children. She says, "Every peanut butter sandwich brought into a school is like a gun pointed at a child with this disability." She goes on to compare peanut butter sandwiches to BULLYING! So, now we're comparing peanut butter to guns and schoolyard bullies?? Someone please tell me that I've wandered aimlessly into some nutjob, parallel universe.
Most folks I know wouldn't fare well with being run over by an automobile. If we apply this nutjob soccer mom's logic to that fact, then we should ban people from driving! To say this stupid article enraged me is an understatement. Our society has been forsaking the common good for the individual for far too long. So much so that individuals like this wacko now expect the MAJORITY to bend over backwards to accomodate her and her needs/wishes.
In closing, while I do sympathize with her children and their disabilities/allergies, they need to learn to adapt and live in the real world, much like I've had to adapt to my cat allergies. It's a sad shame that their mother lives in fantasy-land!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Recent Gallup polling shows that American confidence in the Democrat-controlled Congress is at an all-time historic low of only 14%. Honestly, this is not all that shocking to this author, though it is rather pathetic. This development only fulfills my personal prophecy of what would happen when the Dems swept both houses of the Congress. I suspected that once Americans had to face the daily agony of seeing the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton speaking as "America's voice", they would cringe with disgust.
Once elected House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi promised big, sweeping changes in Congress within the first 100 hours. She promised that Congress was going to work harder for the American people. But in fact, within those first 100 hours, she announced a day off for Congress to stay at home and watch the NCAA National Championship football game. Gee, us commoners didn't get such luxury from our employer. Soon, those 100 hours turned into 100 days and all we've seen from Pelosi and her Congress is blatant obstructionism. NOTHING significant has been accomplished since the Dems took control earlier this year. Hell, we even witnessed the Democratic Party attempt to destroy one of its own (Sen. Joe Lieberman of CT.) for straying from party lines and actually supporting the War on Terror. He subsequently won re-election as an Independent candidate. I guess the Libs didn't count on the fact that his constituents LIKE Lieberman.
Hence, we see now that the vast majority of Americans are truly ashamed and disgusted of their Congressional leadership. President Bush's approval rating, while low, is nothing compared to the obstructionist, do-nothing policies of those running the legislature. Armed with these poll numbers, I'll go out on a limb once again and forecast that the Democrats will LOSE Congressional seats in '08 and will LOSE their quest for the White House. For the Democratic Party, only some serious soul searching could prevent my prediction from coming true. Problem is, liberal Democrats don't have a damn soul to search!!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
-- Soviet Dictator Nikita Kruschev
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist Program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
--Socialist Party Presidential Candidate Norman Thomas
These are just a few of the reasons why liberalism and left-wing politicians like Clinton, Obama, Edwards, Pelosi and Ted Kennedy frighten me so much. They are slowly, but surely, eroding our beloved freedoms and replacing them with Socialism!