Friday, September 28, 2007

Extra Constitutionalism

First, let’s remember that our constitution does not enumerate the rights of the citizens. Rather it restricts the ambitions of an overreaching, meddling and odious federal government. So when dim wits at Ivy League schools, even the presidents of those schools, claim that are inviting a murderous tyrant to speak in the name of free speech guaranteed in the Constitution, they have gotten it wrong. And because they should know better, I suspect that they have gotten it willfully wrong.

Here’s the First Amendment:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Where exactly do these 45 words tell Lee Bollinger that he must allow – in his words – an astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator to address his university? It doesn’t. It simply restricts the lame brain dopes we send to congress from telling Bollinger that can’t make an ass of himself by giving a platform, megaphone and legitimacy to said uneducated cruel and petty dictator. So, it wasn't Mahmoud exerising his right to "free speech" on display at Columbia. It was Bollinger exercising his right to be a preening ass.

Next let’s address the “general welfare.” There are no two words in our Constitution that have caused more government mischief and misunderstanding among our citizens than those words found in the preamble of the Constitution:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Many, including some who should know better, think or advocate that the words “general welfare” open the doors for the congress to make all sorts of laws like the S-C-H-I-P, because it’s authorized under the “general welfare” clause. This is C-R-A-P.

The father of the Constitution, James Madison made clear the intent of those words in Federalist No. 41 and even more clearly in these citations:

"Whenever, therefore, money has been raised by the General Authority, and is to be applied to a particular measure, a question arises whether the particular measure be within the enumerated authorities vested in Congress. If it be, the money requisite for it may be applied to it; if it be not, no such application can be made."
James Madison, Report on Resolutions, in 6 WRITINGS OF JAMES MADISON, quoted in Roger Pilon, Freedom, Responsibility, and the Constitution: On Recovering Our Founding Principles, 68 Notre Dame L. Rev. 507, 530.

"[O]ur tenet ever was, and, indeed, it is almost the only landmark which now divides the federalists from the republicans, that Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but were to those specifically enumerated; and that, as it was never meant they should raise money for purposes which the enumeration did not place under their action; consequently, that the specification of powers is a limitation of the purposes for which they may raise money."
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin (June 16, 1817), in 10 WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON at 90, 91 (Paul Leicester Ford ed., 1899) quoted in Roger Pilon, Freedom, Responsibility, and the Constitution: On Recovering Our Founding Principles, 68 Notre Dame L. Rev. 507, 530.

So, the “general welfare” was not intended to be some open ended catch-all allowing unfettered government monkey business in a document that otherwise restricts such activities. The “general welfare” clause can only be applied to powers already specifically enumerated in the Constitution.

So when the weasel-like Harry Reid takes to the Senate floor and decries the amount of money being spent on the war he voted to authorize while complaining about the amount of money the congress is asking for government health care coverage for 25 year old “children”, 400% OVER the poverty line, he’s comparing apples to oranges. Providing for the “common defense” (ie the war) is without question covered in the Constitution. Providing government health insurance for 25 year old “children”, 400% OVER the poverty line is NOT.

Last. Dolts in the Democrat led congress have attached a provision on the defense bill declaring crimes against gay and transgender (whatever the hell that is) people a hate crime. Forget about the fact that these dopes can’t tell black from white let alone discern if there is hate in anyone’s mind. This is extra Constitutional mumbo jumbo that flies in the face of the equal protection provision of the Fourteenth Amendment.

So if you’re a white kid arguably exercising your First Amendment right by callously placing a noose in a tree, you are a hater and deserving of extra punishment. But, if you’re some poor white kid beaten unconscious by six black kids that is not a hate crime because the white kid is not a protected class deserving of extra-equal protection.

The worst part of all of this is that the people who swear an oath to uphold the Constitution are the very people apparently ignorant of what’s contained in that document. We should probably worry more about America being brought down from within by the shlubs we elect to congress than by Islamo-terror-fascists. Well, at least worry equally as much.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Odd Squad walks back surrender monkey pledge

As Keith Jackson, the greatest college football announcer EVER, used to say when surprised by something on the field… WHOOOOE NELLY! Was that the top three Democrat surrender as soon as possible monkeys last night saying they could not guarantee withdrawing the troops from Iraq by the end of their first term? Not the first year, mind you, the first term. That’s 2013! After all the money he’s wasted getting the Dems in line, George Soros had to have defecated in his expensive trousers when he heard that.

Yes, yes, yes there was another debate last night. It was on MSNBC, so except for Tim Russert’s, Chris Matthews’ and Keith Olbermann’s families nobody probably saw it. But yes, if news reports are correct this morning – which unfortunately is not necessarily a given with today’s MSM – the Odd Squad of top tier Democrats, one black, one white and John Edwards as the girl are saying we’re likely to be in Iraq through 2013.

So this morning the servers at Nexus Lexus are smoking as opposition researches look for inconsistencies in the Odd Squad’s campaign statements. Let me see, inconsistent campaign statements by a pol, that has to be as rare a major leaguer scratching himself or spitting. No doubt the lesser Dem candidates are tripping over themselves to see who can appeal to Dem base and fill the retreat at all cost void by coming up with the quickest surrender plan.

But not to worry Dem loons, whatever happens with the Odd Squad, they will blame it on George Bush. For once they will be right. There were stories last week that President Bush was counseling the top candidates on both sides to be careful about their rhetoric on Iraq. As a result, the Odd Squad is walking back some of their surrender monkey chatter.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What makes a Lib mad

Well Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proved useful for one thing; he smoked out what it takes to get Libs riled up. Take your pick:

A. An astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator with access to nuclear weapons.
B. An astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator blowing up US troops in Iraq.
C. An astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator giving sanctuary to al Qaeda.
D. An astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator spreading some mumbo jumbo about creating chaos for the return of a twelfth Imam and a world-wide Islamic Caliphate.
E. An astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator denying the existence of gays in his country.

If you guessed A, you’d be wrong. See in the Lib alternate universe of moral relativism an astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator having access to nuclear weapons is no different from the US having access to nuclear weapons.

If you guessed B, you’d be wrong. See in the Lib alternate universe of “supporting the troops,” dead troops are the best kind. Dead troops can be used to break the will of the American people, thus the Libs’ constant use of the US body count.

If you guessed C, you’d be wrong. See in the Lib alternate universe al Qaeda doesn’t exist as an enemy of the US except in the mind of George Bushitler.

If you guessed D, you’d be wrong. See in the Lib alternate universe there is no God – Christian, Jewish, Muslim or otherwise. So how could they possibly take seriously a claim about the return of the twelfth Imam? Never mind that the astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator believes it.

If you guessed E, give yourself an extra helping of transfat laden mashed potatoes at dinner tonight. You are correct. See in the Lib alternate universe there is nothing so vile as badmouthing an minority. Except for Jews, who are the daily target of the astonishingly uneducated cruel and petty dictator. That’s perfectly OK for Libs because the Jewish state is staunch ally with our own government which makes them bad.

If Bush could just get Kim Jung Il to make some anti-gay remarks, the left and right in the US would be able to come together against that tyrant as well.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Are Ivy League idiots useful?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Columbia University yesterday. The president of that august institution, Lee Bollinger called Mahmoud a “petty and cruel dictator.” Of Mahmoud’s denial that the Holocaust ever occurred Bollinger told the Iranian dictator that he was "brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated."

First, I’m surprised that Bollinger would take such a hard line with a fellow Bush hater. Second, Lee if you think the guy is a petty dictator who is brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated, why give him legitimacy by bringing him on campus? And how does this fit into something called a “distinguished lecture series?” Who’s next Larry the Cable Guy? And don’t give me that “free speech” BS. Nobody has the right to come onto Columbia University to address the students. That right was conferred to a petty dictator who is brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated by you. Why? Were all the other astonishing uneducated people like Rosie & Sean Penn too busy?

The Soviets (the real ones RC Durbin not our soldiers) talked of useful idiots. Mahmoud’s speech identifies several idiots. The king of the idiots in this case is Lee Bollinger. While he talks, muffled as it is because of where his head is firmly planted, about free speech and a an open exchange of ideas with a lying madman this is how the Islamic Republic News Agency spins the story,

“On second day of his entry in New York, and amid standing ovation of the audience that had attended the hall where the Iranian President was to give his lecture as of early hours of the day, Ahmadinejad said that Iran is not going to attack any country in the world.”

Way to go Lee. That was useful

And how about the gay community that was so vocal about getting ROTC booted from campus. Where were the gay activists yesterday when we learned that there were no gay people in Iran? ‘Ol Mahmoud, in his lie filled rant yesterday, probably stumbled upon a grain of truth in that proclamation. There are no gay in Iran because they are executed. The gay community's comparative silence in this case was very useful.

Where were the women’s rights activists yesterday? They were able to get an Ivy League presidents fired for pointing out that men and women are different. Their acquiescence to allow this misogynistic petty dictator on campus was also very useful.

And where were the students yesterday? Not long ago they were so concerned about "free speech" that they rushed the stage to shut up the Minutemen? But yesterday they sat quietly and listened to an astonishingly uneducated petty dictator and madman. Then they gave him several standing ovations. That was very useful.

Sometimes it’s great to know that your kid will never attend an Ivy League school run by these useful idiots.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Free speech confusion

I saw a guy on the street with a sandwich board protesting a local car dealer. I don’t know what his beef was. The print was too small. That’s free speech. Some guy investing his own money and time to make a public point about an issue that is important to him. Notice some dopey educrat hasn’t offered Mr. Sandwichboard the opportunity to address the student body. No TV or radio station has yet to offer up even 30 seconds to Mr. Sandwichboard. It’s all on Mr. Sandwichboard – his time, his money.

It would seem to me, given today’s headlines, that we are confusing free speech with a right to be heard. See Mr. Sandwichboard can go out on a public street and try to make his point. Nobody has to listen. Nobody has to offer Mr. Sandwichboard time on the TV, radio or space in the newspaper.

Neither does some ass of an Ivy League college with a Three Stooges haircut have to offer the world’s most dangerous and deranged man an opportunity to participate in a “distinguished lecture” series under the guise of free speech. If Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to address New Yorkers, let him do what Mr. Sandwichboard did. ‘Ol Mahmoud should get signs that read “Death to America,” “Death to Israel,” and “Praise Allah for 9-11.” He should march up and down some NY street. Then, after the NY city police pulled the mob off of his bloody corpse, we could have a discussion about stifling free speech.

Also, free speech isn’t always free. Protestors get arrested all the time for being public nuisances. Mr. Sandwichboard restricted his activity to median. Had he wandered into traffic, I suppose the public’s safety would have to trump Mr. Sandwichboard’s free speech.

People today, particularly libs and young people, seem to think that free sppech guarantees them the right to say whatever they want AND denies anybody the right to challenge them. The Dixie Chicks go on anti-American rants in foreign countries. Then when country music buyers stop buying their CDs, the Chicks rant about their free speech rights being infringed upon. Huh? Logic like that coming from these dopes dictates that the Chicks ought to, as Laura Ingraham so eloquently put it, shut up and sing.

Rosie O’Donnell can blurt out any stupid thought that pops into her otherwise empty head on national TV to an audience of similarly empty headed buffoons. But when sponsors of the show have had enough, they can stop spending money to produce her show. Rosie can be as stupid as she can be but nobody has to listen to it or pay her for it.

Last point: A Colorado university student paper is running a four word editorial…Taser this F*** (spelled out) BUSH. Now I guarantee you that IF (I’d say when but I’m not at all sure, given the state of “education” these days, there will be a when.) the adults step in and slap the editorial board down for their vulgarity in the student “newspaper,” there will be a hue an cry that the university is attacking free speech. The editorial board can decide to print that profanity – that’s free speech. But the board can also be fired or reprimanded for their tasteless decision. Free speech doesn’t inoculate one from the consequences of that speech.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Wackier and wackier

UPDATE: The best thing I've seen on Jena 6 is here:

As if things weren’t wacky enough:

This from the AP:

Some Oregon high schools are adopting Mexico's public school curriculum to help educate Spanish-speaking students with textbooks, an online Web site, DVDs and CDs provided free by Mexico to teach math, science and even U.S. history.

OK, math and science are pretty universal, but US history.? I’m sure we’ll all see Polk’s war of aggression against Mexico the same way as La Raza. The only good thing about this is that given the public schools’ inability to teach anything, this program will only ensure bi-lingual illiterate dumb a$#es.

This from the NY Daily news:

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack went off on Rudy Giuliani's family foibles in a televised interview, saying Giuliani has "lots of issues" voters may not know about - yet.
"I can't even get into the number of marriages, [and] the relationship he has with his children," Vilsack said on New York 1, describing the ex-mayor's past as "interesting."

Vilsack is a campaign co-chair for the Shrill one. What most pols wouldn’t say but Rudy might is:

Yeah, I’ve had a lot of personal tragedy in my life, some brought on by my own short comings, and I might have more. I’d certainly have more personal trouble if I were married to some disbarred, impeached, narcissistic odd ball accused of rape, sexual assault, a serial philanderer, having sex in a very public way at work. Yeah, I’d probably divorce that person and have to listen to a know-nothing like Vilsack talk about that instead of an unworkable 110 billion dollar social health care plan. I can tell you one thing, I wouldn’t stick around acting as an enabler to further my own political ambitions in that situation.

Then there’s the Jena six:

Six black youths are accused of beating a white student in Jena LA. The six were brought up on attempted murder charges. One was convicted and sent to jail. Since then the LA appeals court has corrected what appears to be prosecutorial overreach – you know like the Duke rape case. Well once the miscarriage has been corrected is the perfect time Revs Al & Jesse to bus in a bunch of rent-a-mob protesters.

The media would have you believe that the beating was in response to three nooses hung from a tree by whites to intimidate blacks. Sounds good except that the beating took place four months after the nooses were hung. The MSM also think that the noose deal was a hate crime that the prosecutor failed to address appropriately even though is was handled by the school with suspensions. If the boys hung nooses with effigies of Bush and Cheney in the tree and were suspended from school, the same professional protesters would have showed up claiming an infringement on the boys’ First Amendment rights.

But OK fine, the noose boys should have been arrested and fined. But how is a non-violent prank, arguably covered under the First Amendment, a hate crime while six blacks beating a white kid unconscious not? Hey lucky thing the white kids weren’t protesting “white Jew interlopers” like Rev Al at Freddy’s Fashion Mart. Or talking about "Hymie Town" like Rev Jesse. Whooo, that would really be hateful.

Were the shoe on the other foot, with six whites beating a black youth, Revs Al & Jesse and their rent-a-mob would be demanding the death penalty. Al & Jesse are nothing more than race baiting hypocrites, charlatans, opportunists and creeps.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Comprehensive Grahamnesty is not dead

Lex is on record noting that the vast majority of politicians past their second term in office are likely to be weasels. Further proof of this phenomenon is the Comprehensive Grahamnesty bill that was smacked down by a revolt of about 80% of Americans.

You’d think, given the uproar, the pols would seal the border, fine employers who hire illegals, suspend public services to illegals and boot out as many illegals as possible. You’d be wrong. See pols, particularly lib pols, think they know what’s best for everyone. So if they think Comprehensive Grahamnesty is a good idea, it’s unlikely that they will let a small thing like 80% opposition to that harebrained idea stand in the way of “what’s best for us.”

Now that the 600 page elephant like Grahamnesty bill has been smacked down, pols are going to try to pass the same bill in bite sized pieces below the radar. Sen. RC Durbin is trying to win support to pass a proposal to give legal status to illegal aliens who go to college or join the military. After Sen. Jeff Sessions exposed his dopey plan to mandate in-state tuition rates for illegals, RC dropped that proposal from his plan. But don’t think for second it’s dead. Weasel pols are nothing if not persistently weasel like.

Here’s an idea. Get in line. Enter the country legally. Join the military. Receive extra points toward citizenship for your service. The same goes for college. Why in the world do RC and other pols want to reward people whose first act in America is to commit a crime?

We need to be as persistent as the weasels or we’ll wake up one morning with an open border offering citizenship and free health care to anyone in the world who wanders in.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Buying votes

Democrats are buying votes, and they are using your money to do it. “FREE” universal health care is the latest Democrat Ponzi scheme which takes from those productive and responsible enough to look after themselves and their families and redistributes to those who are not. Hillary and the gang are buying votes just as sure as if they stood at the polling place door robbing you and then turning around and handing your money to some mope.

This is an odd turn of affairs, if voters are not allowed to buy politicians with campaign cash, Democrats should not be allowed to buy voters with government – ie your - tax cash. Some crooked anti-first amendment fanatic like John Keating five McCain will have to explain to me why I can’t give my own money to a politician who supports my opinions but a Democrat can give my tax money to somebody to buy a vote. It seems to me that the former is way more honorable than the latter.

As John Stossel says, if you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free. What is it in our experience base that tells us that the government is going to do a good job with health care? Social Security? It’s going broke. MediCare, MedicAide? Those dopey programs actually increase the cost of health care. The post office? AmTrack? The education department? The TSA? The federal highway fund? All are bureaucratic, expensive, abject failures. So what is it that leads us to believe that the government is somehow going to get universal health care right when it universally gets everything else wrong?

Then as if the FREE health care were not bad enough, the unnoticed pretty boy John Edwards is advocating a FREE college education.

Now to be sure Rep buy votes too. But they do it by giving us some of OUR OWN money back.

Tazer bro: Anyone who refers to police officers as “bro” or “dude” deserves to be tazed. But the way, Andrew bro, the way you cried like a little girl when you got what you so desperately deserved was priceless and the best part of the video.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Rudy states the obvious about Mrs. Bill Clinton

Rudy’s on fire again. While other would be Rep candidates snipe at one another, Rudy takes aim at the real adversary, Mrs. Bill Clinton. Here’s a bit of what Rudy had to say from the Washington Times’ Inside the Beltway this morning:

"Basically, if you have to select, who do you trust here — Hillary Clinton or General Petraeus?" Mr. Giuliani asked. "I kind of think I'd go with the general, who's got a record of honesty and integrity. And here he's subjected to their attacks on his character at a time in which he is putting his life at risk for his country.

"Who is [Mrs. Clinton] to be attacking the integrity of an American general? I know she desperately wants to be president of the United States, but you have to have some standard, some decency," he said, adding that "the panic came about a couple weeks ago, when she made the astounding statement that if there were an attack on America, it might help the Republican Party.

"Do you see how these people look at the world? I wouldn't think that way in a million years," Mr. Giuliani said. "And the reality is if the [Iraqi] surge is successful, it's not a problem for the Democratic Party, it's good for America. We're Americans, after all. And if there's an attack on America, it's not good for Republicans, it's bad for all of us.

Wow, that’s pretty direct stuff. The one thing I might have changed was, “who do you trust here – Hillary Clinton or anyone else with pulse?” And with the brilliant “who’s got the record of honesty and integrity” line he is obviously, if indirectly, calling Bill’s gal Hill a liar. And who can argue with that? The other candidates should take a lesson from Rudy and get their message out by pounding Democrats not one another.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The fan

Even as their lackeys in the MSM are abandoning them left and right, everyone who has been there lately – even Dems without headupyourbuttitist and even some with the disease like RC Durbin - agree that the surge is working, but Dems insist that the war is going badly. Dems are like an uninformed football fan who buys the team jersey, cap and pennant then complains about everything the team does. When the team is running the ball, he throws his hands up and yells “throw the damn ball.” When the team passes, he throws his program down in disgust and says, “why don’t they just run the damn thing?”

When you talk to “the fan,” he tells you how much he loves the team, but he never seems to have one good word for them. As the conversation continues, you discover “the fan” has never played the game at any level and doesn’t know cover two from cover you’re a$$. “The fan” usually reserves his derision for the coaches, the owner and other fans who really do love the team, even during the occasional fumble or botched play.

Today “the fan” starts taunting the new quarterback who has come off the bench late in the first half to rally the team for two scores and the lead. “The fan” calls the QB a lying bum. “The fan” calls the new QB a stooge for the coach who deserves to lose the game because he sacked a couple of “the fan’s” favorite second string players. “The fan” is also mad at the QB’s heroics because it makes the owner, who reduced popcorn and ticket prices, look good.

Now the team is up, but “the fan” complains that they are really loosing because they fumbled once in the first quarter. “The fan” demands the team forfeit the game and cancel the rest of the season. “All of this winning is making us hated around the league,” says “the fan.”

The longer the true fans watch and hear “the fan” complain they realize he’s not really a fan at all. He’s the (g)assbags trying to buy the team. He’d love to see the team fail so that the team’s worth would plummet, and other fans would look forward to him taking over.

Yeah, Dems claim to be fans but they are not. Shrillary tells General Petraeus, who has more integrity and honor in his little tow than the entire US Congress, that “it requires a willing suspension of disbelief” to believe the general’s report. Well she ought to know something about the “willing suspension of disbelief.” That’s what she has practiced her entire life with Billbo, a lying, raping, narcissistic dope.

Travelling tomorrow. See you Mon.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Harry's bosses

Given Osama bin Laden’s latest video, it seems we’re faced with the choice of converting to Islam or having our throats slit by an Islamo-terror-fascist. This is a big problem for Harry Reid. Bin Laden’s tape makes it sound as if he’s Harry’s boss. This infuriates the nut jobs over at who think that they are Harry’s boss. Bin Laden, like MoveOn, excoriated Harry for not ending the war he not so long ago declared lost. The big difference between the Osama and MoveOn is that bin Laden is Harry’s idea man and MoveOn is Harry’s bag (ie $) man.

To make matters worse, that damned general showed up to say things were getting better in Iraq, and people believe him. Even onetime Dem ally the WaPost is editorializing that Harry and his one note band need to learn a new tune on Iraq. What’s a poor land swindler like Harry to do? His bosses – bin Laden and MoveOn – are mad at him; the war he declared lost is tipping in our favor; some MSM outlets are beginning abandon him because they see him for the loser he is; and every one of his remaining allies is a dimmer bulb than he.

Anyone who even glanced at the hearings over the last two day knows that this Dem led congress is made up of a bunch of preening a@#hole$ more interested making long winded pointless speeches than asking a good question to inform their opinion on the situation in Iraq. As Lex predicted, Petraeus and Crocker were clearly the brightest people in the room, which alas, when you consider the (g)assbags class that makes up congress, isn’t saying much.

When your back is against the wall and you’re exposed as a creepy opportunist with treasonous tendencies, be bold! Expect Harry to come out with legislation declaring Petraeus a liar, the war still lost, the US a key part of an Islamic Caliphate, education vouchers for parents who send their children to a madrassa and tax breaks for all prayer rug and burkah purchases.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering 9-11

OK it’s time to sit around and remember 9/11, which is sort of like Michigan fans pausing every September 1st at 3:47 in the afternoon to remember the loss to Appalachian State. Don’t get me wrong. I’m quite happy to recall the heroes of the day rushing up the steps of burning buildings or attacking the terrorists on board United flight 93. What bugs me somewhat is dwelling on the defeat, and the political opportunism used by people on both sides.

I’m tired of spendthrift Republicans telling constituents that they are best suited to fight the war on terror and then using their power to appropriate tax money to build a billion dollar bridge for 53 Eskimos on an Alaskan island. Buy each a 2 million dollar boat and a lifetime maintenance package and be done with it. I’m soooooooo sick of idiot Democrats, as if there were another type, claiming the president used 9-11 to dupe them into war when he used the exact same arguments as Democrat idol Bill Clinton. Oh yeah, the Dems were “duped” by the same guy they’ve spent the last seven years calling a dope.

I’m sick of 9-11 commissions wasting tax payers money on why the “dots were not connected” when that very commission had as members some of the people who themselves constructed bureaucratic walls to prevent dot connecting. I’m sick of the creepy politicians, as if there were another type, complaining about “not connecting the dots” then belly aching and threatening impeachment of this president for every single effort made to connect today’s dots.

I’m tired of the well compensated 9-11 families thinking that because their loved ones showed up to work one infamous day, they have some special insight into foreign policy, military operation or a terrorist’s mindset. I’m sick of the MSM giving the “Jersey Girls” and Cindy Sheehan non-stop coverage to voice their point of view and not one second to the next of kin of patriots who think that the fight against Islamo-terror-fascists is necessary and worth the sacrifice.

Were I king for the day, in addition to all the bell tolling, name reading and somber music, I’d order the military to strike targets of opportunity around the world. At the exact moment the plane hit the first WTC, a bomb would go off in some ITF’s lap somewhere in the world. At the exact moment the plane hit the second WTC, a door would be being kicked in Baghdad and ITFs rounded up or better yet shot. At the exact moment that the plane hit the Pentagon, an ITF account somewhere in the world would mysteriously disappear. At the exact moment that the plane hit the field in PA an unscrupulous businessman dealing with the ITF would be arrested and exposed as the scumbag he is in newspapers.

Were I king, I’d create so much trouble for the ITF on 9-11that they would come to fear and hate the date. So, sure let’s remember on 9-11. Let’s remember how pissed-off we are or should be.

Monday, September 10, 2007

America at sea

Picture a ship at sea. In front of the ship waters are raging tossing the ship among huge coastal rocks. There are high swells and unpredictable winds. There is no clear path for safe passage. To make matters worse, there is a giant squid twice the size of our ship trying to pull it under. Now imagine that somehow, as if by magic, as soon as hazards are safely passed by our ship those hazards slip beneath calm waters never to be seen from the ship’s aft.

Picture George Bush as the captain of our ship. He is in the boat’s pilot house, hands lashed to the ship’s wheel struggling to turn the vessel against tide and wind to avoid jagged rocks. A small crew works feverishly at the fore of our ship handling heavy lines and manning the port and starboard lookouts managing to keep the ship afloat and off the rocks, barely. A small group of brave men, under the direction of General Petraeus, are battling the giant squid. The men have hurled a dozen harpoons into the creature and cut off several of its tentacles. But the giant creature persists in trying to drag our ship under the growing waves.

On the ship’s stern is a cocktail party. Many at the cocktail party are sporting “The Captain Lied – Mutiny Now” buttons. One man complains that while the crew “fishes” off the bow, there is nobody to swab the aft decks. The host of the party, Harry Reid, calls the fight against the squid lost, Petraeus incompetent, and demands the crew leave the poor beast alone. RC Durbin compares the crew to Soviets and wants to bring them up on charges for illegal fishing. Cambodian war hero John Kerry calls the crew stupid, and says it’s the responsibility of the other sea creatures to deal with the squid. Fat Teddy Kennedy awakes from his drunken stupor long enough to mutter something about “diving into the murky waters a third time to find Mary Jo.” Nobody seems to know or have the slightest idea of what he’s talking about nor do they care.

Meanwhile, most of the other passengers on the ship sip fine drinks and sample exotic foods while checking their 401Ks on their Blackberries. They complain about the college football Bowl Championship Series and laugh about the troubles of important people like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. They know that there is struggle occurring at the bow of the ship, but they can’t imagine how those troubles could possibly affect the cocktail party at the stern. Then, in the oddest irony possible, it’s the people in the ship’s aft who are termed “weary.”

Unbelievable you say? Oh, really.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Dems new answer to every question

They are at it again. Not long ago, Lex did a piece on the fact that the Libs are so unimaginative and incurious that they could only come up with one answer for every climate phenomenon – global warming. It’s snowing in April in the Midwest – global warming. It’s 90 degrees in August – global warming. It’s freezing in January – global warming. There’s a drought in the east – global warming. It’s raining in the east – global warming. There are hurricanes in Atlantic – global warming. There aren’t any hurricanes in the Atlantic – global warming.

Having been so successful portraying doom and gloom and climate disaster with only two words – global warming - to people who can’t even spell the word “sun” let alone consider the affect that that gaseous ball has on our climate, Libs are now expanding their one answer fits any question strategy to the Iraq war. The answer is, the Iraq war is lost. It must be true. Part time land swindler and full time dolt Harry Reid said so.

So the surge is a failure and the war is lost, according to Dem weasel Chuckles Schumer. Why? Well, according super hyper genius Schumer, it’s because Sunnis have joined with coalition forces in routing al Qaeda in al Anbar. Huh? That is an odd metric for failure Chuckles. Not long ago Chuckles and his fellow let’s just hide under the bed sheets until we get our throats slit buds were complaining that the war was lost because Sunnis were fighting with al Qaeda against the coalition.

Libs were throwing their hands up demanding surrender because, they said, Iraq was mired in an interminable civil war. Now, sectarian violence in Iraq is down to manageable levels – ie New Orleans levels – but Libs persist with the civil war mantra and call figures showing progress against sectarian violence lies. So the war is still lost.

Then most despicable of all, Libs will roll in on the man that they voted unanimously to confirm as commander for Iraq operations. Gen Petraeus has been called “incompetent” by none other than the poster boy for incompetence, Harry Reid. I hope that first time a senator questions the good General’s competence or honesty he challenges them to a duel and shoots them dead in the Capitol Building parking lot – or at least beats the crap out of them.

First off, anyone belonging to an institution made up of creeps, freaks, and crooks like fat Teddy I only drowned one girl Kennedy, Larry happy feet Craig, Barney the call boy Frank, William cold cash Jefferson, Ted the bridge builder Stevens, Jack the AbScam Murtha, John Keating five McCain, David get me a hooker Vitter, Diane let’s get those contracts to my husband Feinstein and on and on and on, should not be permitted to question anyone’s – not even Bill Clinton’s – integrity. Congress is a disgrace. I’d rather hang out with carnival workers at an inner city bus station than someone from congress in their Washington, D.C. office.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Fred's In

Anyone who watched the Fox News “debate” from NH last night knows why Fred skipped the event. Eight candidates swapping 30 and 60 second sound bites on their positions on the Iraq war, immigration, gun control and a possible war with Iran was too surreal to imagine. The only thing missing from the scene was a talking snowman and laugh track to accompany Ron Paul’s comments. Then the dopes in the coffee shops blame the candidates for not offering more detail on their positions. How can you sum up a hypothetical question on whether or not you’ll bomb Iran in 60 seconds? Note to NH coffee shop goers: It’s not the candidates. It’s the inane “debate” format!
Fred was the clear winner by not showing up. Among those who attended, McCain didn’t do himself any harm. Now if he can just get past that whole “screw the First Amendment” and “the only way to stop criminal illegal entry into our country is to make that activity legal” problem he has, his campaign can get into high gear. Oh yeah, he’ll need a John Kerry speech about how he opposed the Bush tax cuts before he was for them. Then he’ll need a nifty answer about how his First Amendment strangling campaign finance reform bill failed to prevent Hillary Clinton and other Dems from getting millions in crooked cash from a convicted felon from China who, like most Clinton finance people, is now on the lam.
Fred got more exposure, got more time to articulate his thoughts and generated more buzz in ten minutes on Leno than all eight candidates combined managed in 90 minutes on Fox News. Fred’s ten minutes on Leno pointed up the idiocy of having eight candidates talking to each other in sound bites for 90 minutes. He even advocated one on one or small group “discussions” rather than the current dopey “debate” format.
And now the obvious - Paul, Tancrato, Hunter and Brownback ought to do themselves, the party and the nation a favor and bow out gracefully.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The GAO, Harry the landed and heroes

What does the GAO know and when did they know it?
The GAO was in Iraq doing a survey of the progress there. Who knew? Well OK maybe they didn’t actually go to Iraq to report on the progress there, but they reported just the same. Some questions the GAO ought to be forced to answer before their report is given ant credence:

When did you visit Iraq? Probable answer: We didn’t.
Where did you travel? Probable answer: We didn’t.
Who did you talk to in Iraq? Probable answer: Nobody.
How long were you there? Probable answer: We weren’t.
How many GAOs went on the trip? Probable answer: None.

Even if some low level group of hacks hung out in the Green Zone for a couple of weeks, so what?

Harry predicts success on Iraq politcal front
Harry Reid, the same doofus who declared the surge a failure before it began but now is forced to point to some military progress, yesterday declared the political situation in Iraq a failure. This has to be good news for President Bush. Harry the land swindler is becoming for Iraq what Al Gore is to global warming. A misinformed chicken little to be sure, but you how everywhere Al goes the temperature drops ten degrees. The same may be true of land baron Harry. The surge is succeeding in the face of Harry’s proclamation that it was a failure. Maybe we’ll see a similar dramatic improvement in the political situation now that Harry has declared failure in that arena.

Hollywood's new heroes
Hollywood has come with a picture, Redacted, portraying our military as barbaric rapists and murderers. The movie, funded by NBA odd ball Mark Cuban, is based on an actual event in Iraq. The perpetrators of the event are all serving life sentences. SHOCKING! Given the conservative nature of Hollywood and most the stars there, you’d think that they might have done a movie on the heroism of Sgt First Class Paul Smith. Here’s his Medal of Honor Citation:

Rank and Organization: Sergeant First Class, United States ArmyFor conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq on 4 April 2003. On that day, Sergeant First Class Smith was engaged in the construction of a prisoner of war holding area when his Task Force was violently attacked by a company-sized enemy force. Realizing the vulnerability of over 100 fellow soldiers, Sergeant First Class Smith quickly organized a hasty defense consisting of two platoons of soldiers, one Bradley Fighting Vehicle and three armored personnel carriers. As the fight developed, Sergeant First Class Smith braved hostile enemy fire to personally engage the enemy with hand grenades and anti-tank weapons, and organized the evacuation of three wounded soldiers from an armored personnel carrier struck by a rocket propelled grenade and a 60mm mortar round. Fearing the enemy would overrun their defenses, Sergeant First Class Smith moved under withering enemy fire to man a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a damaged armored personnel carrier. In total disregard for his own life, he maintained his exposed position in order to engage the attacking enemy force. During this action, he was mortally wounded. His courageous actions helped defeat the enemy attack, and resulted in as many as 50 enemy soldiers killed, while allowing the safe withdrawal of numerous wounded soldiers. Sergeant First Class Smith’s extraordinary heroism and uncommon valor are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Third Infantry Division “Rock of the Marne,” and the United States Army.

Or how about this guy:

Rank and Organization: Corporal, United States Marine CorpsFor conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004. Corporal Dunham's squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the town of Karabilah, Iraq, when they heard rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire erupt approximately two kilometers to the west. Corporal Dunham led his Combined Anti-Armor Team towards the engagement to provide fire support to their Battalion Commander's convoy, which had been ambushed as it was traveling to Camp Husaybah. As Corporal Dunham and his Marines advanced, they quickly began to receive enemy fire. Corporal Dunham ordered his squad to dismount their vehicles and led one of his fire teams on foot several blocks south of the ambushed convoy. Discovering seven Iraqi vehicles in a column attempting to depart, Corporal Dunham and his team stopped the vehicles to search them for weapons. As they approached the vehicles, an insurgent leaped out and attacked Corporal Dunham. Corporal Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. Corporal Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. Aware of the imminent danger and without hesitation, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body, bearing the brunt of the explosion and shielding his Marines from the blast. In an ultimate and selfless act of bravery in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Dunham gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

I guess heroes don’t sell. I doubt the current group of Hollywood dolts would ever have given us a Sands of Iwo Jima even after Pearl Harbor. There are great stories out there everyday, but Hollywood taking its cue from the NY Times dwells on the negative. I'd much rather be a Cpl Dunham than a Sean Penn or a Tim Robbins.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A new take on global warming

Craig should have changed party

Sen Craig is gone, good. I assume that the MSM will now turn their high dudgeon on other creepy politicians. Impeached former FL judge Alcee Hastings would be a good target. Male prostitution leader Barney Frank would seem to fit. Cold cash William Jefferson had a $100,000 of FBI marked cash in his freezer for some reason. Then there is the consummate ladies man and protector of women’s rights – unless that woman happens to be drowning in the back seat of his car – fat, drunk, Teddy Kennedy. None of these (g)assbags will take the MSM’s notice. They are all Democrats. A friend told me Craig could have avoided the whole mess if early on he’d just changed his party affiliation.

Politics is an honorable calling. For the most part, the people who answer that calling are not. And it ain’t just Dems. There’s a whole raft of arrogant Reps as well – Ted Stevens comes to mind. The common denominator in these crooked things and just the overwhelming arrogance and sense of entitlement of the whole D.C. lot is that most of these (g)assbags have been in Washington for so long that they actually think that they are better than the mechanic with grease under his finger nails. Then when the people of this nation rise up against the (g)assbag class, as they did during the Grahamnesty bill, pols like Diane Feinstein call us racists. Feinstein, by the way could be added to the list above for steering lucrative government contracts to her husband’s firm while she sat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

I’ve never been a big fan of term limits. I thought elections served the purpose limiting terms well enough. I’ve changed my mind - two terms for a Senator, six for a congressman – and no fancy retirement.