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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Israel Plans to Attack Iranian Nuclear Sites

Revealed: Israel Plans Strike on Iranian Nuclear Plant

Times Online UK
Uzi Mahnaimi

Israel has drawn up secret plans for a combined air and ground attack on targets in Iran if diplomacy fails to halt the Iranian nuclear programme. The inner cabinet of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, gave “initial authorisation” for an attack at a private meeting last month on his ranch in the Negev desert.

Israeli forces have used a mock-up of Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment plant in the desert to practise destroying it. Their tactics include raids by Israel’s elite Shaldag (Kingfisher) commando unit and airstrikes by F-15 jets from 69 Squadron, using bunker-busting bombs to penetrate underground facilities.

The plans have been discussed with American officials who are said to have indicated provisionally that they would not stand in Israel’s way if all international efforts to halt Iranian nuclear projects failed...

Iran will have nuclear capability in six months in some estimates. The clock is ticking, and action must be taken quickly before it's too late. General Tommy Franks was quoted as saying we'd have enough troops to go into Iran, even with our current troop deployment rates in Afghanistan and Iraq. An upcoming war with Iran seems inevitable.

We need to try and start an interal rebellion in Iran somehow...the younger generation Iranians are desperate for change, and they make up half the entire country's population. Something needs to be done, and soon.

Canada: Give Junkies Free Dope

Vancouver Tries Free Heroin Program

Fox News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Just over the United States northwest border, addicts will soon be able to get their fix from the Canadian government in the form of free heroin (search) administered by nurses and doctors on the taxpayer's dime...

...Vancouver Police Chief Jamie Graham (search) is among supporters who say the heroin giveaway will let junkies shoot up without having to resort to theft or prostitution to buy their drugs. Breaking that cycle of crime, they argue, is the first step toward turning an addict's life around...

Okay, so they claim the junkies won't rob people for their fix now. Now the government just robs the citizens of the country in taxes to pay for the junkies fix. Sounds like the same thing to me...

THEY GOT HIM!!!


THEY GOT BRIAN NICHOLS!!!!

NOW LETS FUCKING KILL HIM!

Friday, March 11, 2005

'Stand Behind Us'

Roster of American Combat Heroes in Iraq is Rich

By LISA HOFFMAN
Scripps Howard News Service

It was in the third week of the Iraq war, as U.S. troops barreled toward Baghdad, that Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith's band of combat engineers found themselves on the wrong end of 10-to-1 odds.

In a walled courtyard not far from Baghdad's airport, Smith and his 15 lightly armed soldiers were trying to hold off 100 Special Republican Guard fighters wielding rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 assault rifles. When wounds downed the U.S. crew of the armored vehicle bearing the Americans' sole heavy machine gun, Smith scrambled into the breach.

In the gunner's hatch of that personnel carrier, with half his body exposed to enemy fire, the sergeant sprayed the crack Iraqi fighters with as many as 500 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition, creating cover for his soldiers to get to safety. As he did, Smith, 33, took so many hits that, in the end, the bulletproof ceramic plate in his flak jacket had shattered into pieces.

When the shooting stopped, the only American to perish in that April 4, 2003, battle was Smith, a father of two from Tampa, Fla. An estimated 50 Iraqi soldiers died.

For his valor, Smith is slated to posthumously receive the nation's highest medal for bravery. His widow, Birgit, says military officials have told her that President Bush will soon present the first Medal of Honor of the Iraq war to Smith at a White House ceremony.

The first to earn the award since 1993, Smith is unlikely to be the last to achieve such historical immortality on the bloody battlefields of Iraq. As the war begins its third year March 19, the roster of American combat heroes is rich, according to accounts by relatives, fellow service members and medal-nomination narratives.

Though most have won little note outside their own units and hometowns, dozens of GIs, many brand-new to adulthood, have distinguished themselves with extraordinary valor in what for many were their last moments of life.

One was Sgt. Rafael Peralta, 25, of San Diego, a Mexican immigrant who joined the Marines the day after he got his "green card." A platoon scout who didn't have to go on the dangerous Nov. 15 mission, Peralta volunteered to join a "stack" of five Marines hunting insurgents house-to-house in Fallujah.

Three enemy fighters waited behind a closed door. When Peralta opened it, he was hit in the head and chest by a close-up fusillade of AK-47 fire.

His Marine mates fought on, until one of the insurgents rolled a grenade toward Peralta, who lay bleeding on the floor. To save his nearby comrades, Peralta reached for the explosive and tucked it under his stomach, where it exploded. He was the only Marine to die.

"This champion of men made the split-second decision to sacrifice his life for his men," Julie Snyder, a Snohomish, Wash., mother of a Marine saved that day, wrote in an online tribute to Peralta. "The words don't exist to describe what's in my heart for this man."

Last April, Cpl. Jason Dunham, 22, of Scio, N.Y., similarly sacrificed himself to save his fellow Marines. As he checked a line of civilian vehicles for weapons near Karbala, a man leaped from his battered Toyota SUV and grabbed Dunham by the throat.

As they wrestled in the dirt, Dunham spotted a grenade in the man's grip. When the insurgent released the grenade, Dunham shouted to warn away his 14-man patrol, dived onto the explosive and cupped it under his helmet to shield the other Marines.

Dunham, who had extended his enlistment in order to stay with his squad in Iraq, died eight days later without regaining consciousness. Everyone else, including the insurgent, survived.

"His personal action was far beyond the call of duty and saved the lives of others," Lt. Col. Matthew Lopez wrote in his recommendation that Dunham be awarded the Medal of Honor.

So did 1st Sgt. Brad Kasal, 38, who led a half-dozen Marines into an insurgent-held house in Fallujah in November last year to rescue three wounded leathernecks trapped inside. When the mission was over, Kasal had been shot seven times and punctured by 40 pieces of shrapnel, which he absorbed when he used his body to shelter an injured comrade from an enemy grenade. Kasal survived, as did all but one of the other Marines.

Many American soldiers have died not only for their band of brothers, but also for Iraqi civilians in harm's way.

Marine Lance Cpl. Todd Bolding, 23, and his platoon were handing out soccer balls and school supplies to schools near Ramadi last June when an insurgent fired an RPG, missing the troops' Humvees and hitting a group of children instead. As the Marines frantically worked to save the badly injured kids, another enemy RPG struck, leaving Bolding, of Manvel, Texas, mortally wounded.

Also 23, Army 1st Lt. Adam Malson, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Feb. 19 after stopping to aid an Iraqi woman begging for help by the side of the road, bleeding from wounds from an earlier insurgent bombing of worshippers on their way to a Baghdad mosque. As he tended to her, a suicide bomber pulled up behind him and detonated his explosives. The woman survived. Malson did not.

The selflessness of Army Staff Sgt. Jason Hendrix began long before he died last month while rescuing members of his platoon from an enemy artillery attack in Ramadi.

Earlier, Hendrix, 28, of Claremore, Okla., had spent more than $2,000 of his own money to buy for his fellow soldiers night-vision goggles, flashlights, face masks and other equipment that the Army did not supply them. Often, he would give his meal rations to hungry Iraqi kids. And he donated his Christmas leave to another soldier, so the new father could go home to see his baby for the first time.

A burly, 10-year soldier on his second Iraq tour, Hendrix took on heavy fire that hit his squad Feb. 16. In charge of an armored carrier "decoy" unit whose mission was to draw enemy fire away from advancing U.S. troops, Hendrix managed to pull a half-dozen fellow soldiers from fiery vehicles before an explosion killed him.

Like Hendrix, Army Spc. Joseph Herndon, just 21, jeopardized his own safety to protect others. A former high-school football-team captain from Derby, Kan., who had been the man of the house since his father died when he was 9, Herndon had already earned two Purple Hearts by the time he was killed by a sniper's bullet last July while on patrol.

The first time, in April, he was hit in the chest by a rocket-propelled grenade during a battle in Hawijah. Despite his shrapnel wounds, he refused treatment until after he helped carry two other injured troops out of harm's way.

In June, after being struck by shrapnel and two AK-47 bullets during an insurgent attack on his convoy, Herndon again saved a fellow soldier before seeking help for his own wounds. After his second Purple Heart, Herndon had the option to leave Iraq for good. He insisted on returning to serve with his unit.

So did Army Spc. Taylor Burk. A 21-year-old medic from Amarillo, Texas, Burk earned the Bronze Star for his dedication to duty last April when insurgents let loose a five-hour barrage of gunfire on his nighttime patrol and other U.S. forces.

In an unarmored Humvee, Burk took a bullet smack in the heel, shattering the bone. He kept quiet about the agonizing pain. Still under fire, Burk hustled to tie a tourniquet to stop the deadly arterial bleeding of a buddy hit in the thigh, then demanded they speed with lights out along dangerous Baghdad streets to get the wounded man, Pvt. Joseph Bridges, to a surgical facility.

Lauded later for his valor, Burk said simply, "I just did my job."

Known as a soft-spoken, cheerful guy, Burk spent the next six months in rehabilitation at Fort Hood, Texas. Miserable, he lobbied to rejoin his unit. Once back in Iraq, he was assigned a headquarters job, but convinced his commanders to let him replace another frontline medic who had been wounded.

In November, days before his second Iraq tour was to end, a piece of shrapnel from a roadside bomb slammed through Burk's collarbone and killed him. Among the throng at his funeral was Bridges, the man whose life he saved.

At a Feb. 14 memorial service for Army Sgt. Zachary Wobler, those who spoke described how he embodied the devotion to duty, honor and country that commanders try to layer deep in every soldier, along with a steely commitment to their comrades that appears rarely in the civilian world.

About a week before, Wobler, 24, had fought with all the ferocity the brass could want when he and other soldiers were pinned down in a Mosul warehouse by a carload of insurgents.

Though wounded three times, Wobler, of Ottawa, Ohio, managed to kill the driver of the car during an intense firefight. Though bleeding badly, he resisted being evacuated, continuing to return fire even as he was carried away on a stretcher.

So insistent was he to rejoin his fellow soldiers that medics had to sedate him before they could treat him.

In the end, he bled to death.

"I do this for you," Wobler wrote in a "letter to America" he penned before he died, which was read by a chaplain at his service and quoted in the Toledo Blade newspaper. "I ask just one thing of you: Stand behind us."
We live in the greatest country in the history of mankind. Don't let anybody take that away from you. Countless people have died to make it that way. These aren't blood thirsty murderers that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, they're Americans just like you and me who risk it all on a daily basis to help in the fight for peace and stability. Thanks to Mark Levin for reading this on the air yesterday, it's a very inspiritational piece of journalism. Best coverage of the news I've read yet.

I can't wait until we can get these guys home once the job's done.

Tim Robbins is a BITCH


That's Tim's grade school reaction to Chris Rock after he delivered the zinger "When he isn't dazzling us with his acting ability, he's boring us to death with his politics" when introducing Robbins during the Oscars. I saw this guy a couple weeks back on Bill Maher's show (don't ask why I was actually watching), and he's really got the mentality of a 15 year old punk rocker when he's arguing politics. Everything he says is so juvenile and incoherent, it makes you feel bad for him. It's like watching a dog dying but not being able to help.

This is the same peace loving Robbins who once told a journalist who interviewed Susan Sarandon's (his wife) Republican mother, "If you ever write about my family again, I will fucking find you, and I will fucking hurt you." All that just for talking to a Republican family member. Typical liberal, they never practice what they preach.

I'll conclude my little rant with this classic Tim Robbins quote. This is a REAL QUOTE of Mr. Hollywood Liberal describing men's clothing, "I think it is so incredibly boring, these black tuxedos. The women get to wear all the fun stuff." Now I understand that expression on his face, and what he's really doing with that finger.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Bill Clinton Didn't Balance the Budget

By Stephen Moore of the CATO Institute

Let us establish one point definitively: Bill Clinton didn't balance the budget. Yes, he was there when it happened. But the record shows that was about the extent of his contribution...

...And 1993 -- the year of the giant Clinton tax hike -- was not the turning point in the deficit wars, either. In fact, in 1995, two years after that tax hike, the budget baseline submitted by the president's own Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted $200 billion deficits for as far as the eye could see. The figure shows the Clinton deficit baseline. What changed this bleak outlook?

Newt Gingrich and company -- for all their faults -- have received virtually no credit for balancing the budget. Yet today's surplus is, in part, a byproduct of the GOP's single-minded crusade to end 30 years of red ink. Arguably, Gingrich's finest hour as Speaker came in March 1995 when he rallied the entire Republican House caucus behind the idea of eliminating the deficit within seven years.

Skeptics said it could not be done in seven years. The GOP did it in four.

Now let us contrast this with the Clinton fiscal record. Recall that it was the Clinton White House that fought Republicans every inch of the way in balancing the budget in 1995. When Republicans proposed their own balanced-budget plan, the White House waged a shameless Mediscare campaign to torpedo the plan -- a campaign that the Washington Post slammed as "pure demagoguery." It was Bill Clinton who, during the big budget fight in 1995, had to submit not one, not two, but five budgets until he begrudgingly matched the GOP's balanced-budget plan. In fact, during the height of the budget wars in the summer of 1995, the Clinton administration admitted that "balancing the budget is not one of our top priorities..."
Funny how easy it can be to re-write history to fit your own agenda. Bill Clinton didn't push through the idea of a balanced budget to the American people, Newt Gingrich's famous Contract With America did. Go back and look at how many times Clinton ever mentioned balancing the budget before Newt came in and began to steal the show. It wasn't a priority for his administration, he was more concerned with attempting to socialize health care and implementing the highest tax increase in American history.

Desperate to be Housewives

Young Women Yearn for 1950s Role...

The Independent UK
By Maxine Frith

They are the generation of women who grew up expecting to have it all. No longer forced to choose between children and a career, they were set to embrace superwomanhood by doing both - while holding down a perfect relationship and keeping a spotless home in their spare time.

But modern woman has taken a reality check. The average 29-year-old now hankers for a return to the lifestyle of a 1950s housewife. The daughters of the "Cosmo" generation of feminists want nothing more than a happy marriage and domestic bliss in the countryside, according to a survey.

Research into the attitudes of 1,500 women with an average age of 29 found that 61 per cent believe "domestic goddess" role models who juggle top jobs with motherhood and jet-set social lives are "unhelpful" and "irritating". More than two-thirds agree that the man should be the main provider in a family, while 70 per cent do not want to work as hard as their mother's generation. On average, the women questioned want to "settle down" with their partner by 30 and have their first child a year later...
I have no doubt these numbers reflect the feelings among American women as well. What has their fight for "liberation" gotten them? Children that aren't raised properly and a young generation full of attitudes and beleifs that reflect a poor moral charcacter. What was so bad about the man working and the women staying home to be a house wife? It worked well then, and hopefully some day it will work again. Let's "liberate" women for real this time.

Is Reincarnation Real?


What happens to an african who lives in a tribe that never is able to hear the word of God? Does he go to hell? What about a child that dies before they have the ability to understand God? What happens to them? To me reincarnation would seem to be the just way of doing things, especially when considering things like this.

How do you explain peoples fears, like how some people are horribly afraid of heights? Some people even have specific fears, like only being afraid of driving on a bridge if it's over water. What creates that? I believe it all comes from past life experiences. What creates the environment that we're born into? Wouldn't deeds in a past life better explain why we're placed in the situations we're placed in, good or bad?

What about when you meet a person and you swear you've met them before, you're attracted to them on a personal level almost immediately. Friends in a past life? What about deja vu, something else that could be explained by reincarnation.

I've had past life experiences, as well as witnessing several things throughout my life that have led me to the conclusion that reincarnation is real. When I was little I used to stare at the mirrior for hours on end, convinced that the reflection I was seeing was not in fact me. Why did I expect to see someone else in the mirror for all those years? I never get that feeling any longer...

I have on video tape my little one and a half year old cousin taking a vacuum cord, and lassoing it up exactly like a cowboy would do. So exact, it's uncanny when you watch the video how this little 18 month year old does it. What on earth causes them to have such knowledge at such a young age? I think a past life can explain this.

My brother had a horrible obsession with windmills growing up. He would talk about them nonstop, from a VERY young age, constantly begging my parents to take him to one even before he had ever been. What creates a fascination so strong like this in a mind of a little child, only to wear off in a couple years once they spend more time in this life? I think reincarnation has the ability to answer a lot of life's questions. Maybe he owned a windmill is his past life?

Edgar Cayce was an American christian who became one of the most famous clairvoyants in recent history. He had trouple dealing with his readings for a long time since they conflicted with his Christian beliefs, but eventually learned to deal with it. He spoke of reincarnation in his "life" readings very often, and reading about him has definitely helped confirm in my mind that reincarnation is in fact real. I suggest everyone check into him.

Michael Jackson Faces Jail For Being Late

This is intense. He had a "back injury" and had to go to the hospital, but didn't notify the judge. He had to haul ass to get there in time, and arrived five minutes late to court, so an arrest warrant was issued. Now Jackson is wasting even more time getting fixed up at the court house. He could be sent to jail for the remainder of the trial, which would be a few months. He could also have an increase of bail. I'm not sure what I think about all of this anymore. The accusers are uncredible and Jackson is a perfect target. He's certainly not helping himself with his actions...

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Making the Case for ANWR Development

MAKING THE CASE FOR ANWR DEVELOPMENT

As domestic oil production continued its decline, the U.S. imported 58% of its petroleum needs in 2004. These oil imports cost more than $150 billion and robbed tens of thousands of steady, high-paying jobs from American workers...

...Today's domestic oil production comes from more than 150,000 wells scattered throughout the country; they average 15 barrels a day. There have been no new major discoveries in the 48 contiguous states in thirty years. As the U.S. population increases, the nation must either produce more or import more. Alaska's Arctic is the most promising area for the largest supply with the smallest physical impact.

The U.S. economy benefits from domestic production when new construction, service, manufacturing, and engineering jobs are created. These jobs occur in all 50 states. A national impact study by Wharton Econometrics estimates total employment at full production in ANWR to be 735,000 jobs. Federal revenues would be enhanced by billions of dollars from bonus bids, lease rentals, royalties and taxes...

...Discovery of the gigantic Prudhoe Bay oilfield was announced in July 1968, the largest deposit ever found in North America. (Environmentalists called it a "few months' supply.") Nine years, 7.7 billion dollars, and 1,347 government permits later, Americans cheered as oil began flowing through the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

Since July 1977, the pipeline has carried more than 13 billion barrels of oil from Alaska's North Slope. During that time Alaska oil has supplied 20% of domestic production, amounting to nearly a $300 billion offset to the national trade deficit. Natural gas, produced with the oil, continues to be reinjected pending studies to determine feasibility of a pipeline to U.S. markets. Prudhoe Bay gas reserves are 30.9 trillion cubic feet.

Today the Alaska oil pipeline carries less than half its capacity; thus the search continues for new supply to keep it operating. (Without it, the entire system must eventually be decommissioned and removed.) The coastal plain of ANWR, 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay and with similar geology, is America's most prospective area for another giant oil field.

Studies of the ANWR coastal plain indicate it may contain between 6 and 16 billion barrels of recoverable oil (between 11.6 and 31.5 billion barrels in-place). With enhanced recovery technology, ANWR oil could provide an additional 30 to 50 years of reliable supply. Natural gas, produced with the oil, could be reinjected or added to a new gas pipeline originating in Prudhoe Bay.

Petroleum development at Prudhoe Bay has not negatively affected wildlife. For instance, the Central Arctic caribou herd is at home with pipeline facilities and has grown from 3,000 to as high as 27,100 in the last 20 years. Drilling activity in ANWR would be limited to winter months when wildlife does not frequent the coastal plain.

Constantly improving technology has greatly reduced the footprint of Arctic oil development. If Prudhoe Bay were built today, facility designs show the footprint would be 64% smaller

When browsing the internet to try and find reasonable examples of why we shouldn't drill in ANWR, you come across some very humorous material. The best example of this humor is "12 Reasons Not to Drill in ANWR" by the Wildlife Conservation Society. There number one reason not to drill is "The size of the oil deposit is unknown. Most estimates place the amount equivalent to a 200-day supply of U.S. consumption." This is a lie. The U.S. Geological Survey has said this supply could last THIRTY TO FIFTY YEARS. It will also be able to offset hundreds of billions of dollars in our national trade defecit much like the Prudhoe Bay drilling did, effectively paying for military operations that have taken place over the past few years. Another talking point of the environmentalists is repeated by this group, "Research has shown that female caribou with calves avoid areas with oil development. The ANWR coastal zone is the major calving ground of the Porcupine Herd." Looking at Purdue Bay and seeing how the population of the animal quadrupled since we began drilling there proves this statement to be horribly incorrect and misleading.

Other reasons listed by the WCS is "Any oil in ANWR would do little to reduce the need for U.S. oil imports." Again, just simply not true. We could greatly reduce our need on foreign oil by drilling domesticly. Another reason is "Any oil production in ANWR is at least a decade away, even if drilling were to start now." So I guess you better not start any project that might take a few years, with that logic. I guess we should've never started the space flight program, since it took them years to achieve anything over at NASA. My favorite reason they list to not drill in ANWR is classic, "There are a number of places on earth that should be preserved solely for their own sake, unaffected by greed, where people can seek spiritual values and enjoy a world unaffected by humankind. ANWR is such a place." Hmm, a place where people can seek spiritual values... Let's see what kind of environment this spiritual cleansing is taking place in...



Yeah. That looks real inviting. Can't disturb all those people flocking to the area to seek spiritual refuge and enlightenment. That wouldn't be tolerant.

Wall Street Doesn't Benefit From Private Accounts

False Attacks Over "Windfalls" to Wall Street

Factcheck.org

"New information turned up by FactCheck.org shows that the type of private Social Security accounts being proposed by President Bush would yield very little profit to the securities industry, contrary to persistent claims of a potentially huge "windfall" to Wall Street.

What we have discovered is that the model for Bush's accounts -- the Federal Thrift Savings Plan for federal workers -- actually paid securities firms a net total of only 16 cents for every $10,000 in workers accounts. The TSP had refused to make that information public -- until now. It shows that fees actually being paid to Wall Street are hundreds of times smaller than some critics had assumed.

For that reason and others we find that ads run in Louisiana by the liberal Democratic group Campaign for America's Future are grossly misleading. The group is accusing Republican Rep. James McCrery, who is chairman of the Social Security subcommittee and a supporter of Bush's private accounts, of "corruption" for accepting campaign donations from Wall Street, which it falsely claims will "profit most" from private accounts..."
So point this out everytime you hear a Democrat say that Bush's plan for private accounts is only designed to get his "rich Wall street buddies even richer". Factcheck.org is a respected nonpartisan organization, you can take this analysis to the bank. Unlikely the Democrats will stop saying their dishonest talking points about the private accounts, but that's come to be expected.

Castro's Crimes Against Humanity

Free Cuba from What?

Fidel Castro's regime is guilty of numerous documentable crimes stretching from the jungles of Peru to the deserts of Ethiopia. Documented reports exist of Cuban troops in cahoots with the Ethiopian government denying food to starving Ethiopians because of their political ideology. In Latin America, Castro funded guerrilla groups throughout the hemisphere generating terror and fear for decades.

At home Castro's regime has created the most repressive police state apparatus in the Western Hemisphere. Cuba is an Orwellian nightmare set in the tropics with Big Brother sporting a beard and cigar. Cuba has refused to ratify any major international law enshrining fundamental human rights. It has refused to sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Castro formed Committees for the Defense of the Revolution(CDR) which operate on almost every block in Cuba. Spying on neighbors and reporting back to the regime. Negative reports can land one in jail. Talking to foreigners invites questioning into your loyalty to the regime. Large numbers of individuals are incarcerated in Castro's prisons for political crimes ranging from speaking against the regime to trying to leave the island.

In June 1991 at a meeting between Fidel Castro and several members of various communist organizations, it was agreed to set up the infamous Rapid Response Brigades. Their principle aim is to "defend the country, the Revolution and Socialism in all circumstances, by confronting and liquidating any sign of counter-revolution or crime." Trying to leave Cuba without government sanction is a criminal offense punishable by prison. Due to this Cubans are unable to build larger more seaworthy crafts, and resort to innertubes, and in some cases fiberglass cannisters in search of freedom.

The Castro regime's response to the AIDS crisis has been mandatory nation-wide testing with forced incarceration for anyone who tested positive for the HIV virus. In addition, Castro has had a long tradition of imprisoning homosexuals and transexuals as "undesirables." Imprisonment is often based on mere suspicion and rumor. Recently it was reported that young people in Cuba are purposely "shooting up" with HIV infected blood so that they can go to these camps to avoid forced labor.

In a letter dated 14 September 1992 that was smuggled out of the same prison by a group of political prisoners, it was reported that a number of prisoners with AIDS rioted on 19 August demanding better food and medical attention. Guards used rubber batons, wooden sticks, and other blunt instruments and an unknown number of prisoners were injured. Several of the AIDS sufferers were transferred to the maximum security area of the prison. Two months earlier a prisoner with AIDS sent to this area had his food quota cut in half and the diet reccomended by doctors withdrawn. The prisoner died three weeks later. The fate of the others is unknown.

Castro's achievements bear mentioning and we shall list them here. First, his regime has had the longest serving political prisoner in world history: over 28 years. Cuba, in 1959 was economically self sufficient, and did not have the tourist-Apartheid of today. Tourist-Apartheid is the situation in which Cuban citizens don't have equal access to certain beaches or restaurants that Tourists do. Reminiscent of the system of segregation of the South, or of Apartheid in South Africa these conditions have been labeled "tourist apartheid."

In forty years Fidel Castro took an island with pre-existing progressive healthcare and drove it into the ground. In 1959 Cuba had 337 hospitals in 1989 the number had decreased to 264. Increases in other areas of Cuban healthcare did not manifest themselves on a per capita basis. Disease in Cuba has steadily increased since 1959. Suicides in Cuba more than doubled from a 1,011 figure for 1970 to 2,220 in 1989.

Michael Moore wrote on open litter to Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy forced to be deported back to Cuba a few years back. Here's a sample.

“The worst that could be said is that, in Cuba, you were in jeopardy of receiving free health care whenever you needed it, an excellent education in one of the few countries that has 100% literacy, and a better chance of your baby sister being born and making it to her first birthday than if she had been born in Washington, DC.”

On a side note, Fahrenheit 911 is being shown in Cuba, approved by Castro himself. Many movies are banned in Castro's regime, but he obviously had no probably supporting Moore's Anti-American propganda piece of "art". Moore and everyone like him love this communist dictator MURDERER, but hate someone like George W. Bush. And people actually listen to that fat fuck for political advice.

Media Favors Communists Over Conservatives


When I was listening to Rush a minute ago, he brought up how back in 1995 they had him on the cover of Time magazine with smoke coming out of his mouth looking evil, asking if he's good for America, and the next month they had a strong looking picture of Fidel Castro calling him a "lion". Check these two old covers and ask yourself who the media treats betters in this country: a conservative icon or a communist one.


Jan. 23, 1995



Feb. 20, 1995


I'm trying to find text from these two articles, a lot of the Castro article Rush read on air, because I'm sure comparing them they would also show a lot. Castro is a communist dictator, Rush Limbaugh is a famous talk show host. Wouldn't it have been more appropriate for the "Is He Good For America?" title on the Castro article? The media romanticizes and obsesses of thugs like Castro because deep down inside they agree with his ideology. They despise people like Rush Limbaugh because they disagree with everything he stands for, and also are resentful of his influence in America.

Hahah, some crazy old nut is calling in right now saying Castro has actually helped Cubans. She's blaming it all on America. She's glorifying a mass murderer!

Sexual Deviancy

The Radical Homosexual Agenda and the Destruction of Standards

TownHall.com
Ben Shapiro

...Straight men and women may no longer consider themselves normal, unless they also consider homosexuality normal. The rage against "heteronormalism" is rage against traditional societal standards as a whole. Exclusive morality has always offended the immoral. The only difference is that now offensiveness receives a stiffer societal sentence than blatant immorality. This is what political correctness -- the "live and let live" societal model -- has wrought.

The rise of the homosexual movement is a textbook example of societal amorality devolving into societal immorality. The rationale behind societal amorality is the myopic question: "How does my immoral behavior hurt you?" The answer is: It may not, in the short term. But when society sanctions your immoral behavior, that does hurt me. If millions of people accept the deviant as normal, that reshapes society in vastly destructive ways. Your moral self-destruction may have no consequences for me, but destruction of societal standards always has consequences.

When the stigma left single motherhood, society felt the sting in rising rates of single motherhood and juvenile crime. When the stigma left sexual licentiousness, society felt the sting in rising rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, emotional emptiness and nihilism. Your immoral personal behavior may not affect me, but exempting your immoral behavior from societal scrutiny certainly does. A society without standards is an unhappy, unhealthy society -- a society with no future. And all of us have to live in that society...
This is a really good article. I haven't read much of Ben Shapiro's work, but I'm definitely going to be paying more attention to it in the future. He makes some very strong points that I completely agree with. People always try and justify homosexuality saying it's a personal decision, and that shouldn't concern anyone else but the person who makes it. Well, it does concern me. Today in our schools, a kid is more likely to get crap for being "homophobic" than being a homosexual. You're not normal now if you think being gay is wrong and immoral. You're even in a smaller minority if you don't come to this conclusion from a religious stand-point. Tradition and the American way of life slowly degenerate from the inside everytime we accept a perversion infesting our society by saying it only effects that person and no one else.

The problems that have been created in our culture from promiscuity and other deviant behavior are real. You can see it all around you. Bisexuality is rampant in our school system, where girls and guys alike practice deviant behavior often just for attention. American teenagers are caring less and less about doing the "right" thing, and are embracing immorality as being a positive thing on a massive scale. Now the gay community has created terms like "heteronormative" in hopes of demonizing those who disagree with their lifestyle choices, a disagreement that exists in every major religion and throughout most cultures of the world. Homosexual advocates preach tolerance at the top of their lungs, but in the same breath will call you intolerant for having a different belief system than they themselves possess. Tolerance to a liberal is accepting everything they have to say and not expressing any opinion of your own.

After the taboo of being homosexual is lifted, what comes next? Will we begin to say it's okay for men to have multiple wives, many of whom happen to be extremely young? What about pedophilia? Beastiality? It may seem extreme to draw the conclusion that accepting homosexuality in our society can lead to such a degeneration of morals that we begin to accept deviance in all forms, but that's exactly what happens. Homosexuality is a disease that has been placed on our society, and unless we work to find the cure our culture is at stake.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Churchill On Tape Teaching Terrorism

CU: Please fire this idiot already. And I mean FIRE, not a buyout. Let this guy take you to court, we need to set a national precedent with FUCKING TRAITORS like this guy.

If this were WWII this guy's body would be cold already. Too bad.

Liberals: Always Showing Tolerance Towards Their Our Own Opinions

NJ Man Accused of Starting Fire To Seattle McDonald's

SEATTLE -- A 22-year-old New Jersey man faces at least five years in prison if convicted of arson for a fire at a McDonald's restaurant near the Space Needle in Seattle.

Christopher McIntosh is accused of setting a fire in January of 2003 and leaving a message on an arson tip line saying it was a hit by the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front.

He was identified by the FBI's domestic terrorism squad from evidence at the scene, including fingerprints on a spray-paint can.

A magistrate ordered McIntosh held yesterday, pending a March 21 detention hearing.

So this lib is so out of his damn mind that he leaves a SPRAY-PAINT CAN behind at the scene. What else can you expect from a tree hugging militant environmentalist nut job? Too stupid to even pull off a stupid crime. It just shows the mentality of some of these people. Does he honestly think he's making a lick of difference by setting a McDonalds on fire? McDonalds and every other wonderful establishment that slaughters tasty innocent animals by the millions are here to stay, God Bless America. This guy did little except send himself to the big house for a five year minimum. He'll enjoy prison a lot, they like these types of girlie-men in there. I say throw the book at him. Fuck him and everyone like him.

Suicidal Man Has Worst Karma Ever

Man Fails to Kill Himself, or be Killed

Smh.com.au
By John Silvester

A man who was too scared to commit suicide instead took out a contract on his own life - but the two men who were paid to do the job failed in their attempt to kill him, police say.

The man, 30, knew the two young men and paid them $5000 each to kill him. Police said he told the men, both 18, he wanted to kill himself but feared he would botch the job. His plan was to take sleeping tablets, then if he was still alive 10 minutes later his paid assistants were to beat him to death with an iron bar.

Last Friday, the three men drove in the victim's Ford sedan to Gembrook in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne. They first searched for a cliff where they could dispose of the corpse, but after failing to find anywhere suitable decided the victim's body would have to be hidden in bushes instead, police said.

The victim took two boxes of prescription sleeping pills. But instead of quietly slipping into a coma he began to convulse on the ground. The two other men grabbed the large iron bar they had brought with them and struck him two or three times on the head. Satisfied he was dead they left, not bothering to roll the body out of sight.

But the victim had both an iron stomach and a thick skull. He was later found, bloodied and disoriented, staggering down the road. He was taken to hospital, then transferred to a psychiatric ward at another hospital as a non-voluntary patient...

Wow, this has to be one of the most pathetic things I've ever heard.

Is Helen Thomas Not An Old Arab?

26 Congressmen Target Ann Coulter

News Max

Ann Coulter called liberal columnist Helen Thomas an "old Arab" and suggested she may be a security threat to President Bush in a recent column, and 26 members of the U.S. Congress are steamin' mad.

The Detroit Free Press reports that in a letter to Universal Press, which syndicates Coulter’s column, the lawmakers criticize Universal's response to the potential controversy as inadequate.

Coulter, while arguing that liberal attacks on ex-White House reporter Jeff Gannon, formerly of Talon News, were a response to the "public disgrace and ruin of New York Times editor Howell Raines, CBS anchor Dan Rather and CNN news director Eason Jordan," also took a shot at longtime Washington correspondent Thomas (who, by the way, called Condi Rice a "monster" and a "goddamn liar").

Coulter wrote, "Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president."

Although Universal removed the "Arab" reference before sending the column to Coulter's 110 newspaper clients, the politicians are upset because Coulter kept "Arab" in the version of the column that appeared on her Web site, AnnCoulter.com. The politicos point out that she also kept the Universal copyright under the column and didn't include a disclaimer explaining that the column was worded differently from the one syndicated by Universal...
This is absolutely hilarious and demonstrates an obvious double standard in our society. If Helen Thomas was quoted as calling Ann Coulter a "white woman" in one of her columns, would it still be a big enough deal to have 26 congressman take time out of their tax-funded day to write a letter to a press agency criticizing a woman who's exercising her right to free speech? Imagine 26 Republican congressman writing Michael Moore's distribution company Miramax and complaining because he lied extensively in his movie about the President (which would still be much more reasonable). They didn't even publish the word "Arab" in the newspaper version of the article! All she did was add the word "Arab" to her personal website, and it was cause for 26 Congressman to throw a hissy fit. This whole thing is bullshit, and these OLD WHITE Congressman should have their letter to Universal press shoved right up their asses.

My Pain and Suffering

I was just a boy when the infidels came to my village in their black hawk helicopters. The infidels fired at the oil fields and they lit up like the eyes of Allah. Burning oil rained down from the sky and cooked everything it touched. I could only hide myself and cry as my goats were consumed by the fiery black liquid death. In the midst of the chaos I could swear that I could hear my goats screaming for help. As quickly as they had come the infidels were gone. It was on that day I put a jihad on them. And if you don't believe, then you better kill me now. Because I'll put a jihad on you too.

Reasons for War

House Joint Resolution 114- Section 3

AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES:

(a) AUTHORIZATION- The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to:

(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and

(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.

(b) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION: In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon thereafter as may be feasible, but no later than 48 hours after exercising such authority, make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that:

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

(2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorist and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

(c) War Powers Resolution Requirements:

(1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION: Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.

(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS- Nothing in this joint resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.


Critics of the War like to point out the fact that the WMDs were not found in Iraq after invasion (although I strongly believe they were moved to Syria or Lebanon). No where in the resolution authorizing force does it specificy WMDs as being the only cause to go to war. In fact, it states that the threat of Iraq to the United States must be stopped, never mentioning that WMDs alone cause this threat.

Let me point out some key statements found in this section of the resolution. "The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces...in order to:(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq...To use force [instead of diplomatic solutions] ...reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq".

And rational person with knowledge of Iraqi history over the past decade knows Saddam was not complying with the resolutions we had set up. So quite simply, since diplomacy alone was not causing Saddam to comply with UN sanctions, congress authorized the President to use force. Can anyone in this country argue rationally that Saddam was honestly complying with the UN resolutions? Was it going to get better? Some are naive enough to think so.

Not only was he ignoring them, but after the invasion, the leaked oil-for-food scandal (gotta love the free Iraqi press) has shown that he had members of the UN Security Council bribed with oil assets (it's no coincidence that these are the exact same countries who are still actively opposing the war). He was actively pursueing the removal of sanctions imposed on him by the United Nations have the Gulf War in the early 90s illegally. Cleary, the resolutions in place by the UN were NOT being "enforced", and just as the resolution granted him the power to do so, President Bush made the decision to invade Iraq and remove the brutal Dictator.

Our justification for going into Iraq is easily explained without ever having to even mention the words Weapons of Mass Destruction. He violated UN sanctions, therefore we had a right to invade. The possibility of the UN Security Council voting in favor of invasion back in 2003 was in fact impossible, considering that countries like France, China, Russia, and Germany would have been voting against their own financial interests.

The Iraqi people will got to vote in January, all of whom risked their very lives to have an outcome in the future of Iraq. All of the Shi'ite and Kurish areas of the country turned out, and the Sunnis are now participating in the drafting of the constitution. To put this in perspective, Americans this year are still complaining about having to stand in line for a few hours in some parts of the country to cast a vote. This is the biggest obstacle we face as Americans, a minor inconvience, yet close to twice as many eligible Iraqis (excluding the extreme Sunni and Bathiist groups) voted than Americans (only around 40% of our country voted of those eligible) while at the same time risking death.

We should be very proud as a nation for what we've done in Iraq. Mistakes have been, the war effort has not always been perfect. But in the end, these people will have their freedom, and at the same time we'll have helped make the world a more secure and peaceful place. It's not over yet. It's only begun. But down the road, history will realize we were right to go to war.

Morality Wins

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday urged governments to ban all human cloning, including the cloning of human embryos for stem-cell research, in a divided vote that handed a symbolic victory to the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush.

Capping four years of contentious debate, the 191-nation assembly voted 84 to 34, with 37 abstentions, to approve a nonbinding statement on cloning.

The United States did not play a public role in promoting the statement. But it had worked behind the scenes, hand-in-hand with U.S. anti-abortion groups, to obtain a call for a blanket ban on all cloning...

I got this off Drudge a couple minutes ago. I think this is a huge victory, cloning should not be allowed to go on. I'm sure it's still going to take place in certain countries, but at least this shows a strong message that the majority of the world is opposed to the idea. This would've been an easy pass through the assembly had the Bush administration not decided to include the ban on cloning of human embryos. I think both these issues are something that we should not be getting into, it just doesn't seem right to be messing with this type of thing. I don't come to this position from a religious standpoint, like the Catholics mentioned in the article, but to clone what is technically life seems immoral.

Clinton Good, Bush Bad


This was circulating the net for a while before the election. I'm sure many people have already seen it, but I wanted to post it anyway because I find it so damn entertaining. Enjoy!

Clinton awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Yugoslavia - good…….
Bush awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Iraq - bad…

Clinton spends 77 billion on war in Serbia -good……
Bush spends 87 billion in Iraq - bad…

Clinton imposes regime change in Serbia - good…
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq - bad…

Clinton bombs Christian Serbs on behalf of Muslim Albanian
terrorists-good…
Bush liberates 25 million from a genocidal dictator -
bad…

Clinton bombs Chinese embassy - good…
Bush bombs terrorist camps -bad…

Clinton commits felonies while in office - good…
Bush lands on aircraft carrier in jumpsuit - bad…

No mass graves found in Serbia -good…
No WMD found Iraq - bad…

Stock market crashes in 2000 under Clinton - good…
Economy on upswing under Bush - bad…

Clinton refuses to take custody of Bin Laden - good…
World Trade Centers fall under Bush - bad…

Clinton says Saddam has nukes - good…
Bush says Saddam has nukes - bad…

Clinton calls for regime change in Iraq - good…
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq - bad…

Terrorist training in Afghanistan under Clinton - good… ‘
Bush destroys training camps in Afghanistan - bad…

Milosevic not yet convicted - good…
Saddam turned over for trial - bad…

In Defense of Libertarianism

In Defense of Freedom

The American Conservative
by Daniel McCarthy

Arthur Schopenhauer once wrote a marvelously cynical manual of eristics called The Art of Always Being Right. The philosopher advised his readers against resort to logic; ad hominem attacks and other plays upon the passions could be much more effective. Put the opponent’s argument in some odious category, he urged.

Conservatives are long accustomed to residing in such a category: as their enemies would have it, conservatism is the ideology of the rich, the racist, and the illiterate. That this caricature bears no resemblance at all to the philosophy and social thought of Edmund Burke or Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver or Robert Nisbet, is irrelevant. The stereotype endures not because it is true but because it is useful.

Sadly, a few conservatives seem to have learned nothing from their experience at the hands of the Left and are no less quick to present an ill-informed and malicious caricature of libertarians than leftists are to give a similarly distorted interpretation of conservatism. Rather than addressing the arguments of libertarians, these polemicists slander their foes as hedonists or Nietzscheans. In fact, there are libertine libertarians, just as there are affluent and bigoted conservatives. But libertinism itself is as distinct from libertarianism as worship of Mammon or hatred of blacks is distinct from conservatism.

Just like the post I made yesterday about the criticisms of Libertarianism, I feel similar about this post. I agree with a lot of what the author is saying, and disagree with other parts. I suppose this is expected since I consider myself somewhere in between a Conservative and a Libertarian. Anyway, great article. I'm starting to like Pat Buchanan's magazine more and more, even though I often disagree with the points presented. It's a great read!

As Democracy Spreads...

Mideast Strides Lift Bush, But Challenges Remain

By Peter Baker
Washington Post

A powerful confluence of events in the Middle East in recent weeks has infused President Bush's drive to spread democracy with a burst of momentum, according to supporters and critics alike, and the president now faces the challenge of figuring out how to capitalize on it in a region long resistant to change.

Successful elections in Iraq and the Palestinian territories in January have been followed by tentative changes in Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia and a popular street uprising in Lebanon that toppled an unpopular government. With the encouragement of the American president, reformers across the region are applying escalating pressure on regimes to loosen their grip over autocratic societies.

The rapid pace of developments has surprised even Bush advisers and silenced or even converted some skeptics in Washington less than two months after the president opened his second term with an inaugural address setting the goal of "ending tyranny in our world." As he prepares to give another major speech today to mark the progress, Bush has been in a buoyant mood, aides said, seeing the recent moves as vindicating his expansive vision. "He feels validation," said one aide.

The article goes on to quote such libs as Sandy Berger, Nancy Soderberg, and even Jon Stewart as giving Bush credit for a lot of the changes that are happing in the middle east. The world is changing in that part of the region, without a doubt, and Bush is to thank for a lot of it. We'll never know how things would've turned out if Kerry had been elected, but we should all be thankful that he wasn't.

Don't Challege a Dominican in a Drinking Contest

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- One person is dead and three are gravely ill after a tequila-drinking competition in Santo Domingo.

The winner of the contest died. Ricardo Ivan Garcia drank more than 50 shots of tequila Sunday night at Santo Domingo's Blanc, Dance and Lounge discotheque to win the prize of $330 -- 10,000 pesos -- at a Mexican night celebration.

A prosecutor said the man died of apparent heart failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. Three other contestants remain in serious condition in a hospital.

Yikes...

Hillary Tastes Foot

Hillary: Women Leaders Less Corrupt

News Max

New York Senator Hillary Clinton touted the ethical standards of female leaders like herself on Monday, telling a forum at New York University that women in government are less corrupt than their male counterparts.

"Research shows the presence of women raises the standards of ethical behavior and lowers corruption," Clinton told the Vital Voices' Women's Global Leadership Summit, in quotes picked up by NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News.

She did not comment, however, on the myriad of scandals that marked her tenure as first lady.

Is NOW going to be intellectually honest and ask for Hillary to lose her job over these "sexist" comments, just like they're suggesting should happen to Harvard President Larry Summers? She's essentianly saying, men are worse people that woman, right? I think I'm so upset I'm either going to blackout or throwup.

Monday, March 07, 2005

George McGovern Says Farewell to Hunter

Farewell, Hunter

[Hunter] decided early on to cover every aspect of my bid for the presidency. He started as early as January of '71, even though none of the primaries were held before '72. He started following me around way ahead of the schedule, which indicated the degree of interest he had in the campaign.

He always told me he was looking for an honest man, meaning me. So he gave me something to look up to. Throughout his life when he was asked about politicians he only had good things to say about me -- the one person he trusted in politics.

With one exception. He said I went in the tank once. His phrase. When I said good things about Richard Nixon after he died. I attended Nixon's funeral. His view, as he expressed it at the time, the only reason to go to Nixon's funeral was to make sure that the son of a bitch was dead. To give you one of his rare quotes.

Hunter could be pretty harsh on his judgments on people. He was uncompromising.

[During the campaign in 1971 and 1972], we used to talk both during the day and sometimes late at night. I always found him a stimulating guy. He said exactly what he thought about the high and mighty and the low and lowly. I didn't agree with some of his observations on life, but who did?

A few months ago, a fellow by the name of Steve Vittoria, who just completed a documentary on my public life ("One Bright Shining Moment -- the Forgotten Summer of George McGovern"), wanted to interview Hunter, among many other people, so he asked if I would call Hunter. And without a moment's hesitation Hunter said yes. By the time the film producer got [to Thompson's house] with his cameras and technicians Hunter was not in shape to do an interview. The film is done now. I'm sorry Hunter's not in it, because he certainly was a part of the period when I was bidding for the presidency.

I was shocked. I knew that Hunter had problems, and he tried to feed some of the demons with booze and nicotine and other drugs and so on, but more recently he had physical pain, problems with his back. But I didn't think he'd do anything like that. He's always been such a battler. I didn't expect it.

-- Former Presidential Candidate George McGovern

Ted Nugent Running for Governor?


I'm listening to John Batchelor on WABC and he just said it's coming across the wires that Ted Nugent is running for Governor of Michigan in 2006! Hell fucking yeah! Dude can survive in the wilderness with nothing but a bow and arrow. Vote for the Nuuuuuuuge!

If Democrats Are Angry, You're Doing Good

Bush to U.N.: Drop Dead
The administration will regret its latest appointment.

SLATE
By Fred Kaplan

Just as it looked like George W. Bush might be nudging toward multilateralism, he goes and appoints John Bolton as his ambassador to the United Nations. There could be no clearer sign that the contempt for the international organization, which was such a prominent feature of Bush's first term, will extend into his second term with still greater force and eloquence.

During the first term, Bolton was undersecretary of state for arms control—a revealing position, since no other official in government was more hostile than Bolton to the very idea of arms control. A former president of the Project for a New American Century—the neocon movement of the '90s from which nearly all of Bush's national security team sprang—Bolton opposed not only the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (de rigueur for any Bush appointee), but also the international bioweapons conference, the ban on chemical weapons, the nuclear test ban; any accord that limited anything the United States might someday want to do. At State, Bolton's main job was to serve as Vice President Dick Cheney's agent at Foggy Bottom, monitoring, opposing, and, to the extent possible, thwarting from within the moderating influence of Secretary Colin Powell and his crew of pin-striped diplomats. He was particularly active in sabotaging Powell's efforts to open up nuclear disarmament negotiations with North Korea...

..."There is no such thing as the United Nations," Bolton said a decade ago on a panel of the World Federalist Association. "If the U.N. Secretariat Building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference."

He has also declared, "It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law even when it may seem in our short-term interest to do so—because, over the long term, the goal of those who think that international law really means anything are those who want to constrain the United States..."

You know if a Bush appointment pisses off the pinkos, they must be a good one. I think both the quotes this boob points out of Bolton's don't make him look bad, they make him look good. So far he sounds like just the man for the job, a great appointment. Frankly I think the UN does little more than give validity to dictatorships while spreading peace around the world like they are in the Congo.

Humor Meets Reality



Besides this picture, I really don't care to post a long entry about what that Italian communist is saying happened. The Americans were only doing what they should've done, they had no information from the Italian authorities informing them of what was taking place. No one is to blame for this but the Italians, it's just unfortunate a service man had to lose his life.

Lieberman is Democrat's McCain

Joe Lieberman Angers Democrats

News Max

...Democratic faithful among his constituents and his U.S. Senate caucus say he's moving too far to the right in supporting a number of President Bush's initiatives, particularly the administration's plans to remake Social Security.

The New York Times reports Lieberman has really irked Democrats by:

- His Bush-friendly commentary
- A prominent picture on his Web site featuring Lieberman and President Bush
- Distancing himself from his party on "security and social issues"

In his home state of Connecticut, some Democrats are getting fed up with Lieberman's perceived increasing disdain for left-wing ideology – so much so, there is an effort just now getting under way to replace him...

Well Lieberman is obviously the Democrat's McCain. Then again, Lieberman is being criticized over a picture, McCain actually said that Hillary would make a good president. Which do YOU think is worse? I was first going to suggest a possible trade, but then I realized I wouldn't have two Republican senators any longer over here in Arizona if that were to happen. My other senator besides McCain is Senator Kyl, and he's almost conservative enough for both of them (97% ACU rating). So maybe it would be worth it...

Chris Matthews: Gore Not Running in '08

"The 2008 presidential campaign will not include Al Gore. I'm reporting here tonight that the former vice president and 2000 presidential nominee will not run for president in 2008. I've been given this scoop from a perfect source, I must say, who informed me that the purpose of this disclosure at this time is to end speculation about a campaign that will never occur."

HOWARD DEAN IS A SATANIST


Why else would he be preparing to sacrifice this innocent little kitten?

Democrats.com: Bush Is Gay

On Democrats.com, you can follow a link on their main page to interesting forum topics like "Bush is Gay" and "Bush is a Liar". It's no wonder nobody takes these clowns seriously anymore...

UPDATE:

Democrats.com has new thread accusing Bush of assasination!

Bush Orders Italian Journalist Shot

Turned out our troops killed the italian agent who had her freed. And now, they've LOST THE CAR he was killed in. Berlusconi will doubtless collude in this horrible double-threat to all journalists. He is an indicted felon himself, who got himself elected to have the laws that convicted him changed. Much like Bush, whose thugs stole the presidential election, so having people assassinated who could possibly make life for him unpleasant. Who could show we the people the actual bodies of the innocents we kill, as well as the bodies of our own children in Iraq...


Welcome to the Democratic Implosion of 2005.

Krauthammer Cheers Bush Doctrine

Three Cheers for the Bush Doctrine

Time Magazine
By Charles Krauthammer

...The Administration went ahead with this great project knowing it would be hostage to history. History has begun to speak. Elections in Afghanistan, a historic first. Elections in Iraq, a historic first. Free Palestinian elections producing a moderate leadership, two historic firsts. Municipal elections in Saudi Arabia, men only, but still a first. In Egypt, demonstrations for democracy--unheard of in decades--prompting the dictator to announce free contested presidential elections, a historic first.

And now, of course, the most romantic flowering of the spirit America went into the region to foster: the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, in which unarmed civilians, Christian and Muslim alike, brought down the puppet government installed by Syria. There is even the beginning of a breeze in Damascus. More than 140 Syrian intellectuals have signed a public statement defying their government by opposing its occupation of Lebanon.

To what do we attribute this Arab spring? While American (and European) liberal and "realist" critics are seeking some explanation, those a bit closer to the scene don't flinch from the obvious. "It is strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq," Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt explained to David Ignatius of the Washington Post. "I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world. The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."...
I think that quote from the Lebanese leader really says a lot. It's hard to deny that the elections in Iraq have led to this democratic rebellion, when the leaders of the rebellion itself are crediting democracy in Iraq for their achievements. I have no doubt that this rapid spread of democracy is only the tip of the iceberg. It's an exciting time to be an American.

CONDI IS PRO-CHOICE


I'm really amazed at how little this is being mentioned when the talk of "Condi '08" comes up. I thought she'd make a great canidate for about five minutes, until I found out she's a self-described "pro-choice evangelical" and has also stated she is "reluctantly pro-choice". Do people just not realize this yet in the right wing and that's why they're getting so excited about the idea of Condi running in 2008? Dick Morris makes a good argument of why we should "draft Condi", but I think if we nominate a pro-choice candidate a lot of people just won't vote for the ticket this year. I don't want to vote for someone who supports abortion. I think we as a party would be making a huge mistake when deciding to nominate a candidate that is pro-choice, because they don't represent the base of the party on this important issue.

Who in the party can get elected and be a traditional Republican?

CU President Resigns

CU President Hoffman Resigns

DENVER (AP) -- University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman announced Monday that she is resigning amid a football recruiting scandal and a national controversy over an activist professor who had compared victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to a Nazi...

One idiot liberal elitist down, millions left to go... Next up: Fire the fake indian.

Muslims Appreciate Help

Poll: Major Change of Public Opinion in Muslim World

In the first substantial shift of public opinion in the Muslim world since the beginning of the United States' global war on terrorism, more people in the world's largest Muslim country now favor American efforts against terrorism than oppose them. This is just one of many dramatic findings of a new nationwide poll in Indonesia released today.

"In a stunning turnaround of public opinion, support for Bin Laden and terrorism in the world's most populous Muslim nation has dropped significantly, while favorable views of the United States have increased," said Kenneth Ballen, President of Terror Free Tomorrow, which commissioned the poll. "The poll shows that the reason for this positive change is the American response to the tsunami," Ballen added.

Key Findings of the Poll:

* For the first time ever in a major Muslim nation, more people favor US-led efforts to fight terrorism than oppose them (40% to 36%).Importantly, those who oppose US efforts against terrorism have declined by half, from 72% in 2003 to just 36% today.

* For the first time ever in a Muslim nation since 9/11, support for Osama Bin Laden has dropped significantly (58% favorable to just 23%).

* 65% of Indonesians now are more favorable to the United States because of the American response to the tsunami, with the highest percentage among people under 30...
No doubt this is good news. Maybe America isn't an evil imperialist country full of infidels after all...

Libertarians: Marxists of the Right?

Marxism of the Right

The American Conservative
by Robert Locke

...Libertarians in real life rarely live up to their own theory but tend to indulge in the pleasant parts while declining to live up to the difficult portions. They flout the drug laws but continue to collect government benefits they consider illegitimate. This is not just an accidental failing of libertarianism’s believers but an intrinsic temptation of the doctrine that sets it up to fail whenever tried, just like Marxism.

Libertarians need to be asked some hard questions. What if a free society needed to draft its citizens in order to remain free? What if it needed to limit oil imports to protect the economic freedom of its citizens from unfriendly foreigners? What if it needed to force its citizens to become sufficiently educated to sustain a free society? What if it needed to deprive landowners of the freedom to refuse to sell their property as a precondition for giving everyone freedom of movement on highways? What if it needed to deprive citizens of the freedom to import cheap foreign labor in order to keep out poor foreigners who would vote for socialistic wealth redistribution?

In each of these cases, less freedom today is the price of more tomorrow. Total freedom today would just be a way of running down accumulated social capital and storing up problems for the future. So even if libertarianism is true in some ultimate sense, this does not prove that the libertarian policy choice is the right one today on any particular question...

While I don't agree with everything this writer concludes, I found the article very interesting and thought provoking. Sometimes Libertarianism does seem at times purely ideological and not practical. As Locke states, "Society in fact requires both individualism and collectivism, both selfishness and altruism, to function." I think politics and government, like everything in life, require a certain amount of balance and moderation. If you're purely ideological you can end up reaching the point of fanaticism, and very few politicians get elected that way, let alone accomplish anything in office.

Misleading On Minimum Wage

The Illusions of the Minimum Wage

By Steve Chapman
Real Clear Politics

Asking Democrats if they favor an increase in the minimum wage is like asking Martha Stewart if she'd mind sharing some decorating ideas. There are few things they'd rather do, and Ted Kennedy thinks it is high time.

The Massachusetts Democrat is offering a measure that would boost the wage floor from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour over the next two years. He noted that it has not been lifted in eight years, during which time senators have gotten seven pay raises. "If the Senate is serious about an anti-poverty agenda," he said, "let's start by raising the minimum wage." Republicans, meanwhile, might accept an increase of $1.10, as proposed by Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

It may seem like an inescapable truth that if you increase the amount employers pay their lowest-wage workers, you will have fewer poor people. Money, after all, is what they lack, and a higher minimum wage means more money to those in the worst-paying jobs.

In fact, this is one of those obvious facts that turns out not to be a fact at all. The available evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage doesn't do what it's supposed to do.

How can that be? Although you can force employers to pay their workers more, you can't force them to employ people. If you raise the tax on cigarettes by $2.10 a pack, people will smoke fewer cigarettes. The minimum wage functions as a tax on hiring low-wage workers -- which means companies will look for ways to do without some of them.
Just like every Democrat idea in existence, raising the minimum wage a whopping two bucks sounds good in theory, but that's about the only time it sounds good. If someone honestly thinks a company will be able to hire just as many people as they would've normally when forced to pay every worker an extra two bucks (because that's what happens when you raise the bottom income level, you end up needing to give a raise to everyone), they're living in what Rush would call Rio Linda. It sounds nice in theory to pay those who make minimum wage two dollars extra an hour, but it starts to lose it's appeal when you lose your job because your boss couldn't afford paying everyone the new increased pay rates.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

France and Spain Trying To Help Hamas!

France and Spain Bid To 'Legalize' Hamas

France and Spain are working towards removing Hamas from the European Union's list of terror organizations, the London based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat quoted Palestinian sources as saying Sunday...
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is quoted in Time as saying, "They [Hamas] should be in the parliament."

262,000 New Jobs

Economy Adds 262,000 New Jobs

Associated Press

America's employers added a sizable 262,000 jobs in February — the most in four months. The new hiring, however, wasn't sufficiently brisk to accommodate a wave of job seekers, and the overall unemployment rate rose to 5.4 percent...

...The rise in the overall civilian unemployment rate to 5.4 percent in February was up from 5.2 percent in January. The increase last month came in part as more jobseekers streamed back into the market...

While Germany has the worst unemployment rate since WWII. Karma?

Dan Rather: You Won't Be Missed

I'm listening to Drudge, and I stumbled upon a hilarious Dan Rather quote on RatherBiased.com that I had to share with everyone...

"[I]s global warming causing home run balls to fly out of stadiums at an unprecedented rate this season?"
--Dan Rather, May 18, 2000.

Yeah Dan. It's not the 50 pounds people are gaining over a year period from steroid use, it's that damn global warming.

Dan Rather...You're Fired!

Trump: I'd Fire Dan Rather

News Max

"I would have fired him a long time ago," Trump told "Fox News Sunday." "I would have said, 'Dan, you're fired.'"

The recently remarried gazillionaire went on to elaborate:
"I'm not a big fan of Dan Rather. I don't want to be a fan of Dan Rather. I don't think he's good at the news. I don't think a lot of people think he's good at the news. He was always highly overrated."

Of the Memogate scandal the precipitated Rather's departure this Wednesday from the anchor chair at the "CBS Evening News," Trump said, "It was disgusting the way it was handled by Dan Rather. And I don't know why they're firing other people - he was the head of it. So why aren't they firing Dan Rather?"

Donald Trump can be a boob sometimes, but you can't help but love him once he starts the Dan Rather bashing. He makes a very good and simple point, if Dan Rather was the head of the FAKE story, why wasn't he fired? If anyone else messed up that bad at their job they'd have to go down.

If You Like Feeling Homicidal...

...just watch this video of Bill Mahrer interviewing Ward Churchill.

Reefer Madness 2005

More Seek Help for Marijuana Addiction

By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Treatment rates for marijuana nearly tripled between 1992 and 2002, the government says, attributing the increase to greater use and potency.

"This report is a wake-up call for parents that marijuana is not a soft drug," said Tom Riley, a spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. "It's a much bigger part of the addiction problem than is generally understood."

Advocates of legalizing marijuana disagreed, saying the trend was largely due to an increase in marijuana arrests and had almost nothing to do with more people seeking treatment because they thought their own health was at risk.

"They have the option of going into treatment for marijuana or going to jail," said Paul Armentano, senior policy analyst for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Well, here we go again with completely misleading the public with a fact about the horrors of marijuana. People have seeked treatmant more, because more people have been arrested for marijuana private use. These people after getting arrested are given a choice: Go to jail or take a "voluntary" marijuana rehab program. Doesn't take a genius to figure out what decision to take. These are NOT people going into treatment because they're honestly worried about themselves and think they need treatmant. I've seen all the major news networks cover this, and so far, they aren't explaining it very well at all. At first, it can sound very misleading, and that's what the anti-marijuana lobbyists thrive off of. Without hysteria, the anti-marijuana community would've been forced into isolation long ago.

Legalize pot and tax it for revenue. We can use that money towards the War on Terror, or enforcing our alleged border policy.


 
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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Israel Plans to Attack Iranian Nuclear Sites

Revealed: Israel Plans Strike on Iranian Nuclear Plant

Times Online UK
Uzi Mahnaimi

Israel has drawn up secret plans for a combined air and ground attack on targets in Iran if diplomacy fails to halt the Iranian nuclear programme. The inner cabinet of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, gave “initial authorisation” for an attack at a private meeting last month on his ranch in the Negev desert.

Israeli forces have used a mock-up of Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment plant in the desert to practise destroying it. Their tactics include raids by Israel’s elite Shaldag (Kingfisher) commando unit and airstrikes by F-15 jets from 69 Squadron, using bunker-busting bombs to penetrate underground facilities.

The plans have been discussed with American officials who are said to have indicated provisionally that they would not stand in Israel’s way if all international efforts to halt Iranian nuclear projects failed...

Iran will have nuclear capability in six months in some estimates. The clock is ticking, and action must be taken quickly before it's too late. General Tommy Franks was quoted as saying we'd have enough troops to go into Iran, even with our current troop deployment rates in Afghanistan and Iraq. An upcoming war with Iran seems inevitable.

We need to try and start an interal rebellion in Iran somehow...the younger generation Iranians are desperate for change, and they make up half the entire country's population. Something needs to be done, and soon.

Canada: Give Junkies Free Dope

Vancouver Tries Free Heroin Program

Fox News

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Just over the United States northwest border, addicts will soon be able to get their fix from the Canadian government in the form of free heroin (search) administered by nurses and doctors on the taxpayer's dime...

...Vancouver Police Chief Jamie Graham (search) is among supporters who say the heroin giveaway will let junkies shoot up without having to resort to theft or prostitution to buy their drugs. Breaking that cycle of crime, they argue, is the first step toward turning an addict's life around...

Okay, so they claim the junkies won't rob people for their fix now. Now the government just robs the citizens of the country in taxes to pay for the junkies fix. Sounds like the same thing to me...

THEY GOT HIM!!!


THEY GOT BRIAN NICHOLS!!!!

NOW LETS FUCKING KILL HIM!

Friday, March 11, 2005

'Stand Behind Us'

Roster of American Combat Heroes in Iraq is Rich

By LISA HOFFMAN
Scripps Howard News Service

It was in the third week of the Iraq war, as U.S. troops barreled toward Baghdad, that Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith's band of combat engineers found themselves on the wrong end of 10-to-1 odds.

In a walled courtyard not far from Baghdad's airport, Smith and his 15 lightly armed soldiers were trying to hold off 100 Special Republican Guard fighters wielding rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and AK-47 assault rifles. When wounds downed the U.S. crew of the armored vehicle bearing the Americans' sole heavy machine gun, Smith scrambled into the breach.

In the gunner's hatch of that personnel carrier, with half his body exposed to enemy fire, the sergeant sprayed the crack Iraqi fighters with as many as 500 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition, creating cover for his soldiers to get to safety. As he did, Smith, 33, took so many hits that, in the end, the bulletproof ceramic plate in his flak jacket had shattered into pieces.

When the shooting stopped, the only American to perish in that April 4, 2003, battle was Smith, a father of two from Tampa, Fla. An estimated 50 Iraqi soldiers died.

For his valor, Smith is slated to posthumously receive the nation's highest medal for bravery. His widow, Birgit, says military officials have told her that President Bush will soon present the first Medal of Honor of the Iraq war to Smith at a White House ceremony.

The first to earn the award since 1993, Smith is unlikely to be the last to achieve such historical immortality on the bloody battlefields of Iraq. As the war begins its third year March 19, the roster of American combat heroes is rich, according to accounts by relatives, fellow service members and medal-nomination narratives.

Though most have won little note outside their own units and hometowns, dozens of GIs, many brand-new to adulthood, have distinguished themselves with extraordinary valor in what for many were their last moments of life.

One was Sgt. Rafael Peralta, 25, of San Diego, a Mexican immigrant who joined the Marines the day after he got his "green card." A platoon scout who didn't have to go on the dangerous Nov. 15 mission, Peralta volunteered to join a "stack" of five Marines hunting insurgents house-to-house in Fallujah.

Three enemy fighters waited behind a closed door. When Peralta opened it, he was hit in the head and chest by a close-up fusillade of AK-47 fire.

His Marine mates fought on, until one of the insurgents rolled a grenade toward Peralta, who lay bleeding on the floor. To save his nearby comrades, Peralta reached for the explosive and tucked it under his stomach, where it exploded. He was the only Marine to die.

"This champion of men made the split-second decision to sacrifice his life for his men," Julie Snyder, a Snohomish, Wash., mother of a Marine saved that day, wrote in an online tribute to Peralta. "The words don't exist to describe what's in my heart for this man."

Last April, Cpl. Jason Dunham, 22, of Scio, N.Y., similarly sacrificed himself to save his fellow Marines. As he checked a line of civilian vehicles for weapons near Karbala, a man leaped from his battered Toyota SUV and grabbed Dunham by the throat.

As they wrestled in the dirt, Dunham spotted a grenade in the man's grip. When the insurgent released the grenade, Dunham shouted to warn away his 14-man patrol, dived onto the explosive and cupped it under his helmet to shield the other Marines.

Dunham, who had extended his enlistment in order to stay with his squad in Iraq, died eight days later without regaining consciousness. Everyone else, including the insurgent, survived.

"His personal action was far beyond the call of duty and saved the lives of others," Lt. Col. Matthew Lopez wrote in his recommendation that Dunham be awarded the Medal of Honor.

So did 1st Sgt. Brad Kasal, 38, who led a half-dozen Marines into an insurgent-held house in Fallujah in November last year to rescue three wounded leathernecks trapped inside. When the mission was over, Kasal had been shot seven times and punctured by 40 pieces of shrapnel, which he absorbed when he used his body to shelter an injured comrade from an enemy grenade. Kasal survived, as did all but one of the other Marines.

Many American soldiers have died not only for their band of brothers, but also for Iraqi civilians in harm's way.

Marine Lance Cpl. Todd Bolding, 23, and his platoon were handing out soccer balls and school supplies to schools near Ramadi last June when an insurgent fired an RPG, missing the troops' Humvees and hitting a group of children instead. As the Marines frantically worked to save the badly injured kids, another enemy RPG struck, leaving Bolding, of Manvel, Texas, mortally wounded.

Also 23, Army 1st Lt. Adam Malson, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Feb. 19 after stopping to aid an Iraqi woman begging for help by the side of the road, bleeding from wounds from an earlier insurgent bombing of worshippers on their way to a Baghdad mosque. As he tended to her, a suicide bomber pulled up behind him and detonated his explosives. The woman survived. Malson did not.

The selflessness of Army Staff Sgt. Jason Hendrix began long before he died last month while rescuing members of his platoon from an enemy artillery attack in Ramadi.

Earlier, Hendrix, 28, of Claremore, Okla., had spent more than $2,000 of his own money to buy for his fellow soldiers night-vision goggles, flashlights, face masks and other equipment that the Army did not supply them. Often, he would give his meal rations to hungry Iraqi kids. And he donated his Christmas leave to another soldier, so the new father could go home to see his baby for the first time.

A burly, 10-year soldier on his second Iraq tour, Hendrix took on heavy fire that hit his squad Feb. 16. In charge of an armored carrier "decoy" unit whose mission was to draw enemy fire away from advancing U.S. troops, Hendrix managed to pull a half-dozen fellow soldiers from fiery vehicles before an explosion killed him.

Like Hendrix, Army Spc. Joseph Herndon, just 21, jeopardized his own safety to protect others. A former high-school football-team captain from Derby, Kan., who had been the man of the house since his father died when he was 9, Herndon had already earned two Purple Hearts by the time he was killed by a sniper's bullet last July while on patrol.

The first time, in April, he was hit in the chest by a rocket-propelled grenade during a battle in Hawijah. Despite his shrapnel wounds, he refused treatment until after he helped carry two other injured troops out of harm's way.

In June, after being struck by shrapnel and two AK-47 bullets during an insurgent attack on his convoy, Herndon again saved a fellow soldier before seeking help for his own wounds. After his second Purple Heart, Herndon had the option to leave Iraq for good. He insisted on returning to serve with his unit.

So did Army Spc. Taylor Burk. A 21-year-old medic from Amarillo, Texas, Burk earned the Bronze Star for his dedication to duty last April when insurgents let loose a five-hour barrage of gunfire on his nighttime patrol and other U.S. forces.

In an unarmored Humvee, Burk took a bullet smack in the heel, shattering the bone. He kept quiet about the agonizing pain. Still under fire, Burk hustled to tie a tourniquet to stop the deadly arterial bleeding of a buddy hit in the thigh, then demanded they speed with lights out along dangerous Baghdad streets to get the wounded man, Pvt. Joseph Bridges, to a surgical facility.

Lauded later for his valor, Burk said simply, "I just did my job."

Known as a soft-spoken, cheerful guy, Burk spent the next six months in rehabilitation at Fort Hood, Texas. Miserable, he lobbied to rejoin his unit. Once back in Iraq, he was assigned a headquarters job, but convinced his commanders to let him replace another frontline medic who had been wounded.

In November, days before his second Iraq tour was to end, a piece of shrapnel from a roadside bomb slammed through Burk's collarbone and killed him. Among the throng at his funeral was Bridges, the man whose life he saved.

At a Feb. 14 memorial service for Army Sgt. Zachary Wobler, those who spoke described how he embodied the devotion to duty, honor and country that commanders try to layer deep in every soldier, along with a steely commitment to their comrades that appears rarely in the civilian world.

About a week before, Wobler, 24, had fought with all the ferocity the brass could want when he and other soldiers were pinned down in a Mosul warehouse by a carload of insurgents.

Though wounded three times, Wobler, of Ottawa, Ohio, managed to kill the driver of the car during an intense firefight. Though bleeding badly, he resisted being evacuated, continuing to return fire even as he was carried away on a stretcher.

So insistent was he to rejoin his fellow soldiers that medics had to sedate him before they could treat him.

In the end, he bled to death.

"I do this for you," Wobler wrote in a "letter to America" he penned before he died, which was read by a chaplain at his service and quoted in the Toledo Blade newspaper. "I ask just one thing of you: Stand behind us."
We live in the greatest country in the history of mankind. Don't let anybody take that away from you. Countless people have died to make it that way. These aren't blood thirsty murderers that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, they're Americans just like you and me who risk it all on a daily basis to help in the fight for peace and stability. Thanks to Mark Levin for reading this on the air yesterday, it's a very inspiritational piece of journalism. Best coverage of the news I've read yet.

I can't wait until we can get these guys home once the job's done.

Tim Robbins is a BITCH


That's Tim's grade school reaction to Chris Rock after he delivered the zinger "When he isn't dazzling us with his acting ability, he's boring us to death with his politics" when introducing Robbins during the Oscars. I saw this guy a couple weeks back on Bill Maher's show (don't ask why I was actually watching), and he's really got the mentality of a 15 year old punk rocker when he's arguing politics. Everything he says is so juvenile and incoherent, it makes you feel bad for him. It's like watching a dog dying but not being able to help.

This is the same peace loving Robbins who once told a journalist who interviewed Susan Sarandon's (his wife) Republican mother, "If you ever write about my family again, I will fucking find you, and I will fucking hurt you." All that just for talking to a Republican family member. Typical liberal, they never practice what they preach.

I'll conclude my little rant with this classic Tim Robbins quote. This is a REAL QUOTE of Mr. Hollywood Liberal describing men's clothing, "I think it is so incredibly boring, these black tuxedos. The women get to wear all the fun stuff." Now I understand that expression on his face, and what he's really doing with that finger.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Bill Clinton Didn't Balance the Budget

By Stephen Moore of the CATO Institute

Let us establish one point definitively: Bill Clinton didn't balance the budget. Yes, he was there when it happened. But the record shows that was about the extent of his contribution...

...And 1993 -- the year of the giant Clinton tax hike -- was not the turning point in the deficit wars, either. In fact, in 1995, two years after that tax hike, the budget baseline submitted by the president's own Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted $200 billion deficits for as far as the eye could see. The figure shows the Clinton deficit baseline. What changed this bleak outlook?

Newt Gingrich and company -- for all their faults -- have received virtually no credit for balancing the budget. Yet today's surplus is, in part, a byproduct of the GOP's single-minded crusade to end 30 years of red ink. Arguably, Gingrich's finest hour as Speaker came in March 1995 when he rallied the entire Republican House caucus behind the idea of eliminating the deficit within seven years.

Skeptics said it could not be done in seven years. The GOP did it in four.

Now let us contrast this with the Clinton fiscal record. Recall that it was the Clinton White House that fought Republicans every inch of the way in balancing the budget in 1995. When Republicans proposed their own balanced-budget plan, the White House waged a shameless Mediscare campaign to torpedo the plan -- a campaign that the Washington Post slammed as "pure demagoguery." It was Bill Clinton who, during the big budget fight in 1995, had to submit not one, not two, but five budgets until he begrudgingly matched the GOP's balanced-budget plan. In fact, during the height of the budget wars in the summer of 1995, the Clinton administration admitted that "balancing the budget is not one of our top priorities..."
Funny how easy it can be to re-write history to fit your own agenda. Bill Clinton didn't push through the idea of a balanced budget to the American people, Newt Gingrich's famous Contract With America did. Go back and look at how many times Clinton ever mentioned balancing the budget before Newt came in and began to steal the show. It wasn't a priority for his administration, he was more concerned with attempting to socialize health care and implementing the highest tax increase in American history.

Desperate to be Housewives

Young Women Yearn for 1950s Role...

The Independent UK
By Maxine Frith

They are the generation of women who grew up expecting to have it all. No longer forced to choose between children and a career, they were set to embrace superwomanhood by doing both - while holding down a perfect relationship and keeping a spotless home in their spare time.

But modern woman has taken a reality check. The average 29-year-old now hankers for a return to the lifestyle of a 1950s housewife. The daughters of the "Cosmo" generation of feminists want nothing more than a happy marriage and domestic bliss in the countryside, according to a survey.

Research into the attitudes of 1,500 women with an average age of 29 found that 61 per cent believe "domestic goddess" role models who juggle top jobs with motherhood and jet-set social lives are "unhelpful" and "irritating". More than two-thirds agree that the man should be the main provider in a family, while 70 per cent do not want to work as hard as their mother's generation. On average, the women questioned want to "settle down" with their partner by 30 and have their first child a year later...
I have no doubt these numbers reflect the feelings among American women as well. What has their fight for "liberation" gotten them? Children that aren't raised properly and a young generation full of attitudes and beleifs that reflect a poor moral charcacter. What was so bad about the man working and the women staying home to be a house wife? It worked well then, and hopefully some day it will work again. Let's "liberate" women for real this time.

Is Reincarnation Real?


What happens to an african who lives in a tribe that never is able to hear the word of God? Does he go to hell? What about a child that dies before they have the ability to understand God? What happens to them? To me reincarnation would seem to be the just way of doing things, especially when considering things like this.

How do you explain peoples fears, like how some people are horribly afraid of heights? Some people even have specific fears, like only being afraid of driving on a bridge if it's over water. What creates that? I believe it all comes from past life experiences. What creates the environment that we're born into? Wouldn't deeds in a past life better explain why we're placed in the situations we're placed in, good or bad?

What about when you meet a person and you swear you've met them before, you're attracted to them on a personal level almost immediately. Friends in a past life? What about deja vu, something else that could be explained by reincarnation.

I've had past life experiences, as well as witnessing several things throughout my life that have led me to the conclusion that reincarnation is real. When I was little I used to stare at the mirrior for hours on end, convinced that the reflection I was seeing was not in fact me. Why did I expect to see someone else in the mirror for all those years? I never get that feeling any longer...

I have on video tape my little one and a half year old cousin taking a vacuum cord, and lassoing it up exactly like a cowboy would do. So exact, it's uncanny when you watch the video how this little 18 month year old does it. What on earth causes them to have such knowledge at such a young age? I think a past life can explain this.

My brother had a horrible obsession with windmills growing up. He would talk about them nonstop, from a VERY young age, constantly begging my parents to take him to one even before he had ever been. What creates a fascination so strong like this in a mind of a little child, only to wear off in a couple years once they spend more time in this life? I think reincarnation has the ability to answer a lot of life's questions. Maybe he owned a windmill is his past life?

Edgar Cayce was an American christian who became one of the most famous clairvoyants in recent history. He had trouple dealing with his readings for a long time since they conflicted with his Christian beliefs, but eventually learned to deal with it. He spoke of reincarnation in his "life" readings very often, and reading about him has definitely helped confirm in my mind that reincarnation is in fact real. I suggest everyone check into him.

Michael Jackson Faces Jail For Being Late

This is intense. He had a "back injury" and had to go to the hospital, but didn't notify the judge. He had to haul ass to get there in time, and arrived five minutes late to court, so an arrest warrant was issued. Now Jackson is wasting even more time getting fixed up at the court house. He could be sent to jail for the remainder of the trial, which would be a few months. He could also have an increase of bail. I'm not sure what I think about all of this anymore. The accusers are uncredible and Jackson is a perfect target. He's certainly not helping himself with his actions...

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Making the Case for ANWR Development

MAKING THE CASE FOR ANWR DEVELOPMENT

As domestic oil production continued its decline, the U.S. imported 58% of its petroleum needs in 2004. These oil imports cost more than $150 billion and robbed tens of thousands of steady, high-paying jobs from American workers...

...Today's domestic oil production comes from more than 150,000 wells scattered throughout the country; they average 15 barrels a day. There have been no new major discoveries in the 48 contiguous states in thirty years. As the U.S. population increases, the nation must either produce more or import more. Alaska's Arctic is the most promising area for the largest supply with the smallest physical impact.

The U.S. economy benefits from domestic production when new construction, service, manufacturing, and engineering jobs are created. These jobs occur in all 50 states. A national impact study by Wharton Econometrics estimates total employment at full production in ANWR to be 735,000 jobs. Federal revenues would be enhanced by billions of dollars from bonus bids, lease rentals, royalties and taxes...

...Discovery of the gigantic Prudhoe Bay oilfield was announced in July 1968, the largest deposit ever found in North America. (Environmentalists called it a "few months' supply.") Nine years, 7.7 billion dollars, and 1,347 government permits later, Americans cheered as oil began flowing through the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.

Since July 1977, the pipeline has carried more than 13 billion barrels of oil from Alaska's North Slope. During that time Alaska oil has supplied 20% of domestic production, amounting to nearly a $300 billion offset to the national trade deficit. Natural gas, produced with the oil, continues to be reinjected pending studies to determine feasibility of a pipeline to U.S. markets. Prudhoe Bay gas reserves are 30.9 trillion cubic feet.

Today the Alaska oil pipeline carries less than half its capacity; thus the search continues for new supply to keep it operating. (Without it, the entire system must eventually be decommissioned and removed.) The coastal plain of ANWR, 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay and with similar geology, is America's most prospective area for another giant oil field.

Studies of the ANWR coastal plain indicate it may contain between 6 and 16 billion barrels of recoverable oil (between 11.6 and 31.5 billion barrels in-place). With enhanced recovery technology, ANWR oil could provide an additional 30 to 50 years of reliable supply. Natural gas, produced with the oil, could be reinjected or added to a new gas pipeline originating in Prudhoe Bay.

Petroleum development at Prudhoe Bay has not negatively affected wildlife. For instance, the Central Arctic caribou herd is at home with pipeline facilities and has grown from 3,000 to as high as 27,100 in the last 20 years. Drilling activity in ANWR would be limited to winter months when wildlife does not frequent the coastal plain.

Constantly improving technology has greatly reduced the footprint of Arctic oil development. If Prudhoe Bay were built today, facility designs show the footprint would be 64% smaller

When browsing the internet to try and find reasonable examples of why we shouldn't drill in ANWR, you come across some very humorous material. The best example of this humor is "12 Reasons Not to Drill in ANWR" by the Wildlife Conservation Society. There number one reason not to drill is "The size of the oil deposit is unknown. Most estimates place the amount equivalent to a 200-day supply of U.S. consumption." This is a lie. The U.S. Geological Survey has said this supply could last THIRTY TO FIFTY YEARS. It will also be able to offset hundreds of billions of dollars in our national trade defecit much like the Prudhoe Bay drilling did, effectively paying for military operations that have taken place over the past few years. Another talking point of the environmentalists is repeated by this group, "Research has shown that female caribou with calves avoid areas with oil development. The ANWR coastal zone is the major calving ground of the Porcupine Herd." Looking at Purdue Bay and seeing how the population of the animal quadrupled since we began drilling there proves this statement to be horribly incorrect and misleading.

Other reasons listed by the WCS is "Any oil in ANWR would do little to reduce the need for U.S. oil imports." Again, just simply not true. We could greatly reduce our need on foreign oil by drilling domesticly. Another reason is "Any oil production in ANWR is at least a decade away, even if drilling were to start now." So I guess you better not start any project that might take a few years, with that logic. I guess we should've never started the space flight program, since it took them years to achieve anything over at NASA. My favorite reason they list to not drill in ANWR is classic, "There are a number of places on earth that should be preserved solely for their own sake, unaffected by greed, where people can seek spiritual values and enjoy a world unaffected by humankind. ANWR is such a place." Hmm, a place where people can seek spiritual values... Let's see what kind of environment this spiritual cleansing is taking place in...



Yeah. That looks real inviting. Can't disturb all those people flocking to the area to seek spiritual refuge and enlightenment. That wouldn't be tolerant.

Wall Street Doesn't Benefit From Private Accounts

False Attacks Over "Windfalls" to Wall Street

Factcheck.org

"New information turned up by FactCheck.org shows that the type of private Social Security accounts being proposed by President Bush would yield very little profit to the securities industry, contrary to persistent claims of a potentially huge "windfall" to Wall Street.

What we have discovered is that the model for Bush's accounts -- the Federal Thrift Savings Plan for federal workers -- actually paid securities firms a net total of only 16 cents for every $10,000 in workers accounts. The TSP had refused to make that information public -- until now. It shows that fees actually being paid to Wall Street are hundreds of times smaller than some critics had assumed.

For that reason and others we find that ads run in Louisiana by the liberal Democratic group Campaign for America's Future are grossly misleading. The group is accusing Republican Rep. James McCrery, who is chairman of the Social Security subcommittee and a supporter of Bush's private accounts, of "corruption" for accepting campaign donations from Wall Street, which it falsely claims will "profit most" from private accounts..."
So point this out everytime you hear a Democrat say that Bush's plan for private accounts is only designed to get his "rich Wall street buddies even richer". Factcheck.org is a respected nonpartisan organization, you can take this analysis to the bank. Unlikely the Democrats will stop saying their dishonest talking points about the private accounts, but that's come to be expected.

Castro's Crimes Against Humanity

Free Cuba from What?

Fidel Castro's regime is guilty of numerous documentable crimes stretching from the jungles of Peru to the deserts of Ethiopia. Documented reports exist of Cuban troops in cahoots with the Ethiopian government denying food to starving Ethiopians because of their political ideology. In Latin America, Castro funded guerrilla groups throughout the hemisphere generating terror and fear for decades.

At home Castro's regime has created the most repressive police state apparatus in the Western Hemisphere. Cuba is an Orwellian nightmare set in the tropics with Big Brother sporting a beard and cigar. Cuba has refused to ratify any major international law enshrining fundamental human rights. It has refused to sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Castro formed Committees for the Defense of the Revolution(CDR) which operate on almost every block in Cuba. Spying on neighbors and reporting back to the regime. Negative reports can land one in jail. Talking to foreigners invites questioning into your loyalty to the regime. Large numbers of individuals are incarcerated in Castro's prisons for political crimes ranging from speaking against the regime to trying to leave the island.

In June 1991 at a meeting between Fidel Castro and several members of various communist organizations, it was agreed to set up the infamous Rapid Response Brigades. Their principle aim is to "defend the country, the Revolution and Socialism in all circumstances, by confronting and liquidating any sign of counter-revolution or crime." Trying to leave Cuba without government sanction is a criminal offense punishable by prison. Due to this Cubans are unable to build larger more seaworthy crafts, and resort to innertubes, and in some cases fiberglass cannisters in search of freedom.

The Castro regime's response to the AIDS crisis has been mandatory nation-wide testing with forced incarceration for anyone who tested positive for the HIV virus. In addition, Castro has had a long tradition of imprisoning homosexuals and transexuals as "undesirables." Imprisonment is often based on mere suspicion and rumor. Recently it was reported that young people in Cuba are purposely "shooting up" with HIV infected blood so that they can go to these camps to avoid forced labor.

In a letter dated 14 September 1992 that was smuggled out of the same prison by a group of political prisoners, it was reported that a number of prisoners with AIDS rioted on 19 August demanding better food and medical attention. Guards used rubber batons, wooden sticks, and other blunt instruments and an unknown number of prisoners were injured. Several of the AIDS sufferers were transferred to the maximum security area of the prison. Two months earlier a prisoner with AIDS sent to this area had his food quota cut in half and the diet reccomended by doctors withdrawn. The prisoner died three weeks later. The fate of the others is unknown.

Castro's achievements bear mentioning and we shall list them here. First, his regime has had the longest serving political prisoner in world history: over 28 years. Cuba, in 1959 was economically self sufficient, and did not have the tourist-Apartheid of today. Tourist-Apartheid is the situation in which Cuban citizens don't have equal access to certain beaches or restaurants that Tourists do. Reminiscent of the system of segregation of the South, or of Apartheid in South Africa these conditions have been labeled "tourist apartheid."

In forty years Fidel Castro took an island with pre-existing progressive healthcare and drove it into the ground. In 1959 Cuba had 337 hospitals in 1989 the number had decreased to 264. Increases in other areas of Cuban healthcare did not manifest themselves on a per capita basis. Disease in Cuba has steadily increased since 1959. Suicides in Cuba more than doubled from a 1,011 figure for 1970 to 2,220 in 1989.

Michael Moore wrote on open litter to Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy forced to be deported back to Cuba a few years back. Here's a sample.

“The worst that could be said is that, in Cuba, you were in jeopardy of receiving free health care whenever you needed it, an excellent education in one of the few countries that has 100% literacy, and a better chance of your baby sister being born and making it to her first birthday than if she had been born in Washington, DC.”

On a side note, Fahrenheit 911 is being shown in Cuba, approved by Castro himself. Many movies are banned in Castro's regime, but he obviously had no probably supporting Moore's Anti-American propganda piece of "art". Moore and everyone like him love this communist dictator MURDERER, but hate someone like George W. Bush. And people actually listen to that fat fuck for political advice.

Media Favors Communists Over Conservatives


When I was listening to Rush a minute ago, he brought up how back in 1995 they had him on the cover of Time magazine with smoke coming out of his mouth looking evil, asking if he's good for America, and the next month they had a strong looking picture of Fidel Castro calling him a "lion". Check these two old covers and ask yourself who the media treats betters in this country: a conservative icon or a communist one.


Jan. 23, 1995



Feb. 20, 1995


I'm trying to find text from these two articles, a lot of the Castro article Rush read on air, because I'm sure comparing them they would also show a lot. Castro is a communist dictator, Rush Limbaugh is a famous talk show host. Wouldn't it have been more appropriate for the "Is He Good For America?" title on the Castro article? The media romanticizes and obsesses of thugs like Castro because deep down inside they agree with his ideology. They despise people like Rush Limbaugh because they disagree with everything he stands for, and also are resentful of his influence in America.

Hahah, some crazy old nut is calling in right now saying Castro has actually helped Cubans. She's blaming it all on America. She's glorifying a mass murderer!

Sexual Deviancy

The Radical Homosexual Agenda and the Destruction of Standards

TownHall.com
Ben Shapiro

...Straight men and women may no longer consider themselves normal, unless they also consider homosexuality normal. The rage against "heteronormalism" is rage against traditional societal standards as a whole. Exclusive morality has always offended the immoral. The only difference is that now offensiveness receives a stiffer societal sentence than blatant immorality. This is what political correctness -- the "live and let live" societal model -- has wrought.

The rise of the homosexual movement is a textbook example of societal amorality devolving into societal immorality. The rationale behind societal amorality is the myopic question: "How does my immoral behavior hurt you?" The answer is: It may not, in the short term. But when society sanctions your immoral behavior, that does hurt me. If millions of people accept the deviant as normal, that reshapes society in vastly destructive ways. Your moral self-destruction may have no consequences for me, but destruction of societal standards always has consequences.

When the stigma left single motherhood, society felt the sting in rising rates of single motherhood and juvenile crime. When the stigma left sexual licentiousness, society felt the sting in rising rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, emotional emptiness and nihilism. Your immoral personal behavior may not affect me, but exempting your immoral behavior from societal scrutiny certainly does. A society without standards is an unhappy, unhealthy society -- a society with no future. And all of us have to live in that society...
This is a really good article. I haven't read much of Ben Shapiro's work, but I'm definitely going to be paying more attention to it in the future. He makes some very strong points that I completely agree with. People always try and justify homosexuality saying it's a personal decision, and that shouldn't concern anyone else but the person who makes it. Well, it does concern me. Today in our schools, a kid is more likely to get crap for being "homophobic" than being a homosexual. You're not normal now if you think being gay is wrong and immoral. You're even in a smaller minority if you don't come to this conclusion from a religious stand-point. Tradition and the American way of life slowly degenerate from the inside everytime we accept a perversion infesting our society by saying it only effects that person and no one else.

The problems that have been created in our culture from promiscuity and other deviant behavior are real. You can see it all around you. Bisexuality is rampant in our school system, where girls and guys alike practice deviant behavior often just for attention. American teenagers are caring less and less about doing the "right" thing, and are embracing immorality as being a positive thing on a massive scale. Now the gay community has created terms like "heteronormative" in hopes of demonizing those who disagree with their lifestyle choices, a disagreement that exists in every major religion and throughout most cultures of the world. Homosexual advocates preach tolerance at the top of their lungs, but in the same breath will call you intolerant for having a different belief system than they themselves possess. Tolerance to a liberal is accepting everything they have to say and not expressing any opinion of your own.

After the taboo of being homosexual is lifted, what comes next? Will we begin to say it's okay for men to have multiple wives, many of whom happen to be extremely young? What about pedophilia? Beastiality? It may seem extreme to draw the conclusion that accepting homosexuality in our society can lead to such a degeneration of morals that we begin to accept deviance in all forms, but that's exactly what happens. Homosexuality is a disease that has been placed on our society, and unless we work to find the cure our culture is at stake.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Churchill On Tape Teaching Terrorism

CU: Please fire this idiot already. And I mean FIRE, not a buyout. Let this guy take you to court, we need to set a national precedent with FUCKING TRAITORS like this guy.

If this were WWII this guy's body would be cold already. Too bad.

Liberals: Always Showing Tolerance Towards Their Our Own Opinions

NJ Man Accused of Starting Fire To Seattle McDonald's

SEATTLE -- A 22-year-old New Jersey man faces at least five years in prison if convicted of arson for a fire at a McDonald's restaurant near the Space Needle in Seattle.

Christopher McIntosh is accused of setting a fire in January of 2003 and leaving a message on an arson tip line saying it was a hit by the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front.

He was identified by the FBI's domestic terrorism squad from evidence at the scene, including fingerprints on a spray-paint can.

A magistrate ordered McIntosh held yesterday, pending a March 21 detention hearing.

So this lib is so out of his damn mind that he leaves a SPRAY-PAINT CAN behind at the scene. What else can you expect from a tree hugging militant environmentalist nut job? Too stupid to even pull off a stupid crime. It just shows the mentality of some of these people. Does he honestly think he's making a lick of difference by setting a McDonalds on fire? McDonalds and every other wonderful establishment that slaughters tasty innocent animals by the millions are here to stay, God Bless America. This guy did little except send himself to the big house for a five year minimum. He'll enjoy prison a lot, they like these types of girlie-men in there. I say throw the book at him. Fuck him and everyone like him.

Suicidal Man Has Worst Karma Ever

Man Fails to Kill Himself, or be Killed

Smh.com.au
By John Silvester

A man who was too scared to commit suicide instead took out a contract on his own life - but the two men who were paid to do the job failed in their attempt to kill him, police say.

The man, 30, knew the two young men and paid them $5000 each to kill him. Police said he told the men, both 18, he wanted to kill himself but feared he would botch the job. His plan was to take sleeping tablets, then if he was still alive 10 minutes later his paid assistants were to beat him to death with an iron bar.

Last Friday, the three men drove in the victim's Ford sedan to Gembrook in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne. They first searched for a cliff where they could dispose of the corpse, but after failing to find anywhere suitable decided the victim's body would have to be hidden in bushes instead, police said.

The victim took two boxes of prescription sleeping pills. But instead of quietly slipping into a coma he began to convulse on the ground. The two other men grabbed the large iron bar they had brought with them and struck him two or three times on the head. Satisfied he was dead they left, not bothering to roll the body out of sight.

But the victim had both an iron stomach and a thick skull. He was later found, bloodied and disoriented, staggering down the road. He was taken to hospital, then transferred to a psychiatric ward at another hospital as a non-voluntary patient...

Wow, this has to be one of the most pathetic things I've ever heard.

Is Helen Thomas Not An Old Arab?

26 Congressmen Target Ann Coulter

News Max

Ann Coulter called liberal columnist Helen Thomas an "old Arab" and suggested she may be a security threat to President Bush in a recent column, and 26 members of the U.S. Congress are steamin' mad.

The Detroit Free Press reports that in a letter to Universal Press, which syndicates Coulter’s column, the lawmakers criticize Universal's response to the potential controversy as inadequate.

Coulter, while arguing that liberal attacks on ex-White House reporter Jeff Gannon, formerly of Talon News, were a response to the "public disgrace and ruin of New York Times editor Howell Raines, CBS anchor Dan Rather and CNN news director Eason Jordan," also took a shot at longtime Washington correspondent Thomas (who, by the way, called Condi Rice a "monster" and a "goddamn liar").

Coulter wrote, "Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president."

Although Universal removed the "Arab" reference before sending the column to Coulter's 110 newspaper clients, the politicians are upset because Coulter kept "Arab" in the version of the column that appeared on her Web site, AnnCoulter.com. The politicos point out that she also kept the Universal copyright under the column and didn't include a disclaimer explaining that the column was worded differently from the one syndicated by Universal...
This is absolutely hilarious and demonstrates an obvious double standard in our society. If Helen Thomas was quoted as calling Ann Coulter a "white woman" in one of her columns, would it still be a big enough deal to have 26 congressman take time out of their tax-funded day to write a letter to a press agency criticizing a woman who's exercising her right to free speech? Imagine 26 Republican congressman writing Michael Moore's distribution company Miramax and complaining because he lied extensively in his movie about the President (which would still be much more reasonable). They didn't even publish the word "Arab" in the newspaper version of the article! All she did was add the word "Arab" to her personal website, and it was cause for 26 Congressman to throw a hissy fit. This whole thing is bullshit, and these OLD WHITE Congressman should have their letter to Universal press shoved right up their asses.

My Pain and Suffering

I was just a boy when the infidels came to my village in their black hawk helicopters. The infidels fired at the oil fields and they lit up like the eyes of Allah. Burning oil rained down from the sky and cooked everything it touched. I could only hide myself and cry as my goats were consumed by the fiery black liquid death. In the midst of the chaos I could swear that I could hear my goats screaming for help. As quickly as they had come the infidels were gone. It was on that day I put a jihad on them. And if you don't believe, then you better kill me now. Because I'll put a jihad on you too.

Reasons for War

House Joint Resolution 114- Section 3

AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES:

(a) AUTHORIZATION- The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to:

(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and

(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.

(b) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION: In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon thereafter as may be feasible, but no later than 48 hours after exercising such authority, make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that:

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

(2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorist and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

(c) War Powers Resolution Requirements:

(1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION: Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.

(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS- Nothing in this joint resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.


Critics of the War like to point out the fact that the WMDs were not found in Iraq after invasion (although I strongly believe they were moved to Syria or Lebanon). No where in the resolution authorizing force does it specificy WMDs as being the only cause to go to war. In fact, it states that the threat of Iraq to the United States must be stopped, never mentioning that WMDs alone cause this threat.

Let me point out some key statements found in this section of the resolution. "The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces...in order to:(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq...To use force [instead of diplomatic solutions] ...reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq".

And rational person with knowledge of Iraqi history over the past decade knows Saddam was not complying with the resolutions we had set up. So quite simply, since diplomacy alone was not causing Saddam to comply with UN sanctions, congress authorized the President to use force. Can anyone in this country argue rationally that Saddam was honestly complying with the UN resolutions? Was it going to get better? Some are naive enough to think so.

Not only was he ignoring them, but after the invasion, the leaked oil-for-food scandal (gotta love the free Iraqi press) has shown that he had members of the UN Security Council bribed with oil assets (it's no coincidence that these are the exact same countries who are still actively opposing the war). He was actively pursueing the removal of sanctions imposed on him by the United Nations have the Gulf War in the early 90s illegally. Cleary, the resolutions in place by the UN were NOT being "enforced", and just as the resolution granted him the power to do so, President Bush made the decision to invade Iraq and remove the brutal Dictator.

Our justification for going into Iraq is easily explained without ever having to even mention the words Weapons of Mass Destruction. He violated UN sanctions, therefore we had a right to invade. The possibility of the UN Security Council voting in favor of invasion back in 2003 was in fact impossible, considering that countries like France, China, Russia, and Germany would have been voting against their own financial interests.

The Iraqi people will got to vote in January, all of whom risked their very lives to have an outcome in the future of Iraq. All of the Shi'ite and Kurish areas of the country turned out, and the Sunnis are now participating in the drafting of the constitution. To put this in perspective, Americans this year are still complaining about having to stand in line for a few hours in some parts of the country to cast a vote. This is the biggest obstacle we face as Americans, a minor inconvience, yet close to twice as many eligible Iraqis (excluding the extreme Sunni and Bathiist groups) voted than Americans (only around 40% of our country voted of those eligible) while at the same time risking death.

We should be very proud as a nation for what we've done in Iraq. Mistakes have been, the war effort has not always been perfect. But in the end, these people will have their freedom, and at the same time we'll have helped make the world a more secure and peaceful place. It's not over yet. It's only begun. But down the road, history will realize we were right to go to war.

Morality Wins

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday urged governments to ban all human cloning, including the cloning of human embryos for stem-cell research, in a divided vote that handed a symbolic victory to the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush.

Capping four years of contentious debate, the 191-nation assembly voted 84 to 34, with 37 abstentions, to approve a nonbinding statement on cloning.

The United States did not play a public role in promoting the statement. But it had worked behind the scenes, hand-in-hand with U.S. anti-abortion groups, to obtain a call for a blanket ban on all cloning...

I got this off Drudge a couple minutes ago. I think this is a huge victory, cloning should not be allowed to go on. I'm sure it's still going to take place in certain countries, but at least this shows a strong message that the majority of the world is opposed to the idea. This would've been an easy pass through the assembly had the Bush administration not decided to include the ban on cloning of human embryos. I think both these issues are something that we should not be getting into, it just doesn't seem right to be messing with this type of thing. I don't come to this position from a religious standpoint, like the Catholics mentioned in the article, but to clone what is technically life seems immoral.

Clinton Good, Bush Bad


This was circulating the net for a while before the election. I'm sure many people have already seen it, but I wanted to post it anyway because I find it so damn entertaining. Enjoy!

Clinton awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Yugoslavia - good…….
Bush awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Iraq - bad…

Clinton spends 77 billion on war in Serbia -good……
Bush spends 87 billion in Iraq - bad…

Clinton imposes regime change in Serbia - good…
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq - bad…

Clinton bombs Christian Serbs on behalf of Muslim Albanian
terrorists-good…
Bush liberates 25 million from a genocidal dictator -
bad…

Clinton bombs Chinese embassy - good…
Bush bombs terrorist camps -bad…

Clinton commits felonies while in office - good…
Bush lands on aircraft carrier in jumpsuit - bad…

No mass graves found in Serbia -good…
No WMD found Iraq - bad…

Stock market crashes in 2000 under Clinton - good…
Economy on upswing under Bush - bad…

Clinton refuses to take custody of Bin Laden - good…
World Trade Centers fall under Bush - bad…

Clinton says Saddam has nukes - good…
Bush says Saddam has nukes - bad…

Clinton calls for regime change in Iraq - good…
Bush imposes regime change in Iraq - bad…

Terrorist training in Afghanistan under Clinton - good… ‘
Bush destroys training camps in Afghanistan - bad…

Milosevic not yet convicted - good…
Saddam turned over for trial - bad…

In Defense of Libertarianism

In Defense of Freedom

The American Conservative
by Daniel McCarthy

Arthur Schopenhauer once wrote a marvelously cynical manual of eristics called The Art of Always Being Right. The philosopher advised his readers against resort to logic; ad hominem attacks and other plays upon the passions could be much more effective. Put the opponent’s argument in some odious category, he urged.

Conservatives are long accustomed to residing in such a category: as their enemies would have it, conservatism is the ideology of the rich, the racist, and the illiterate. That this caricature bears no resemblance at all to the philosophy and social thought of Edmund Burke or Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver or Robert Nisbet, is irrelevant. The stereotype endures not because it is true but because it is useful.

Sadly, a few conservatives seem to have learned nothing from their experience at the hands of the Left and are no less quick to present an ill-informed and malicious caricature of libertarians than leftists are to give a similarly distorted interpretation of conservatism. Rather than addressing the arguments of libertarians, these polemicists slander their foes as hedonists or Nietzscheans. In fact, there are libertine libertarians, just as there are affluent and bigoted conservatives. But libertinism itself is as distinct from libertarianism as worship of Mammon or hatred of blacks is distinct from conservatism.

Just like the post I made yesterday about the criticisms of Libertarianism, I feel similar about this post. I agree with a lot of what the author is saying, and disagree with other parts. I suppose this is expected since I consider myself somewhere in between a Conservative and a Libertarian. Anyway, great article. I'm starting to like Pat Buchanan's magazine more and more, even though I often disagree with the points presented. It's a great read!

As Democracy Spreads...

Mideast Strides Lift Bush, But Challenges Remain

By Peter Baker
Washington Post

A powerful confluence of events in the Middle East in recent weeks has infused President Bush's drive to spread democracy with a burst of momentum, according to supporters and critics alike, and the president now faces the challenge of figuring out how to capitalize on it in a region long resistant to change.

Successful elections in Iraq and the Palestinian territories in January have been followed by tentative changes in Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia and a popular street uprising in Lebanon that toppled an unpopular government. With the encouragement of the American president, reformers across the region are applying escalating pressure on regimes to loosen their grip over autocratic societies.

The rapid pace of developments has surprised even Bush advisers and silenced or even converted some skeptics in Washington less than two months after the president opened his second term with an inaugural address setting the goal of "ending tyranny in our world." As he prepares to give another major speech today to mark the progress, Bush has been in a buoyant mood, aides said, seeing the recent moves as vindicating his expansive vision. "He feels validation," said one aide.

The article goes on to quote such libs as Sandy Berger, Nancy Soderberg, and even Jon Stewart as giving Bush credit for a lot of the changes that are happing in the middle east. The world is changing in that part of the region, without a doubt, and Bush is to thank for a lot of it. We'll never know how things would've turned out if Kerry had been elected, but we should all be thankful that he wasn't.

Don't Challege a Dominican in a Drinking Contest

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- One person is dead and three are gravely ill after a tequila-drinking competition in Santo Domingo.

The winner of the contest died. Ricardo Ivan Garcia drank more than 50 shots of tequila Sunday night at Santo Domingo's Blanc, Dance and Lounge discotheque to win the prize of $330 -- 10,000 pesos -- at a Mexican night celebration.

A prosecutor said the man died of apparent heart failure brought on by alcohol poisoning. Three other contestants remain in serious condition in a hospital.

Yikes...

Hillary Tastes Foot

Hillary: Women Leaders Less Corrupt

News Max

New York Senator Hillary Clinton touted the ethical standards of female leaders like herself on Monday, telling a forum at New York University that women in government are less corrupt than their male counterparts.

"Research shows the presence of women raises the standards of ethical behavior and lowers corruption," Clinton told the Vital Voices' Women's Global Leadership Summit, in quotes picked up by NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News.

She did not comment, however, on the myriad of scandals that marked her tenure as first lady.

Is NOW going to be intellectually honest and ask for Hillary to lose her job over these "sexist" comments, just like they're suggesting should happen to Harvard President Larry Summers? She's essentianly saying, men are worse people that woman, right? I think I'm so upset I'm either going to blackout or throwup.

Monday, March 07, 2005

George McGovern Says Farewell to Hunter

Farewell, Hunter

[Hunter] decided early on to cover every aspect of my bid for the presidency. He started as early as January of '71, even though none of the primaries were held before '72. He started following me around way ahead of the schedule, which indicated the degree of interest he had in the campaign.

He always told me he was looking for an honest man, meaning me. So he gave me something to look up to. Throughout his life when he was asked about politicians he only had good things to say about me -- the one person he trusted in politics.

With one exception. He said I went in the tank once. His phrase. When I said good things about Richard Nixon after he died. I attended Nixon's funeral. His view, as he expressed it at the time, the only reason to go to Nixon's funeral was to make sure that the son of a bitch was dead. To give you one of his rare quotes.

Hunter could be pretty harsh on his judgments on people. He was uncompromising.

[During the campaign in 1971 and 1972], we used to talk both during the day and sometimes late at night. I always found him a stimulating guy. He said exactly what he thought about the high and mighty and the low and lowly. I didn't agree with some of his observations on life, but who did?

A few months ago, a fellow by the name of Steve Vittoria, who just completed a documentary on my public life ("One Bright Shining Moment -- the Forgotten Summer of George McGovern"), wanted to interview Hunter, among many other people, so he asked if I would call Hunter. And without a moment's hesitation Hunter said yes. By the time the film producer got [to Thompson's house] with his cameras and technicians Hunter was not in shape to do an interview. The film is done now. I'm sorry Hunter's not in it, because he certainly was a part of the period when I was bidding for the presidency.

I was shocked. I knew that Hunter had problems, and he tried to feed some of the demons with booze and nicotine and other drugs and so on, but more recently he had physical pain, problems with his back. But I didn't think he'd do anything like that. He's always been such a battler. I didn't expect it.

-- Former Presidential Candidate George McGovern

Ted Nugent Running for Governor?


I'm listening to John Batchelor on WABC and he just said it's coming across the wires that Ted Nugent is running for Governor of Michigan in 2006! Hell fucking yeah! Dude can survive in the wilderness with nothing but a bow and arrow. Vote for the Nuuuuuuuge!

If Democrats Are Angry, You're Doing Good

Bush to U.N.: Drop Dead
The administration will regret its latest appointment.

SLATE
By Fred Kaplan

Just as it looked like George W. Bush might be nudging toward multilateralism, he goes and appoints John Bolton as his ambassador to the United Nations. There could be no clearer sign that the contempt for the international organization, which was such a prominent feature of Bush's first term, will extend into his second term with still greater force and eloquence.

During the first term, Bolton was undersecretary of state for arms control—a revealing position, since no other official in government was more hostile than Bolton to the very idea of arms control. A former president of the Project for a New American Century—the neocon movement of the '90s from which nearly all of Bush's national security team sprang—Bolton opposed not only the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (de rigueur for any Bush appointee), but also the international bioweapons conference, the ban on chemical weapons, the nuclear test ban; any accord that limited anything the United States might someday want to do. At State, Bolton's main job was to serve as Vice President Dick Cheney's agent at Foggy Bottom, monitoring, opposing, and, to the extent possible, thwarting from within the moderating influence of Secretary Colin Powell and his crew of pin-striped diplomats. He was particularly active in sabotaging Powell's efforts to open up nuclear disarmament negotiations with North Korea...

..."There is no such thing as the United Nations," Bolton said a decade ago on a panel of the World Federalist Association. "If the U.N. Secretariat Building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference."

He has also declared, "It is a big mistake for us to grant any validity to international law even when it may seem in our short-term interest to do so—because, over the long term, the goal of those who think that international law really means anything are those who want to constrain the United States..."

You know if a Bush appointment pisses off the pinkos, they must be a good one. I think both the quotes this boob points out of Bolton's don't make him look bad, they make him look good. So far he sounds like just the man for the job, a great appointment. Frankly I think the UN does little more than give validity to dictatorships while spreading peace around the world like they are in the Congo.

Humor Meets Reality



Besides this picture, I really don't care to post a long entry about what that Italian communist is saying happened. The Americans were only doing what they should've done, they had no information from the Italian authorities informing them of what was taking place. No one is to blame for this but the Italians, it's just unfortunate a service man had to lose his life.

Lieberman is Democrat's McCain

Joe Lieberman Angers Democrats

News Max

...Democratic faithful among his constituents and his U.S. Senate caucus say he's moving too far to the right in supporting a number of President Bush's initiatives, particularly the administration's plans to remake Social Security.

The New York Times reports Lieberman has really irked Democrats by:

- His Bush-friendly commentary
- A prominent picture on his Web site featuring Lieberman and President Bush
- Distancing himself from his party on "security and social issues"

In his home state of Connecticut, some Democrats are getting fed up with Lieberman's perceived increasing disdain for left-wing ideology – so much so, there is an effort just now getting under way to replace him...

Well Lieberman is obviously the Democrat's McCain. Then again, Lieberman is being criticized over a picture, McCain actually said that Hillary would make a good president. Which do YOU think is worse? I was first going to suggest a possible trade, but then I realized I wouldn't have two Republican senators any longer over here in Arizona if that were to happen. My other senator besides McCain is Senator Kyl, and he's almost conservative enough for both of them (97% ACU rating). So maybe it would be worth it...

Chris Matthews: Gore Not Running in '08

"The 2008 presidential campaign will not include Al Gore. I'm reporting here tonight that the former vice president and 2000 presidential nominee will not run for president in 2008. I've been given this scoop from a perfect source, I must say, who informed me that the purpose of this disclosure at this time is to end speculation about a campaign that will never occur."

HOWARD DEAN IS A SATANIST


Why else would he be preparing to sacrifice this innocent little kitten?

Democrats.com: Bush Is Gay

On Democrats.com, you can follow a link on their main page to interesting forum topics like "Bush is Gay" and "Bush is a Liar". It's no wonder nobody takes these clowns seriously anymore...

UPDATE:

Democrats.com has new thread accusing Bush of assasination!

Bush Orders Italian Journalist Shot

Turned out our troops killed the italian agent who had her freed. And now, they've LOST THE CAR he was killed in. Berlusconi will doubtless collude in this horrible double-threat to all journalists. He is an indicted felon himself, who got himself elected to have the laws that convicted him changed. Much like Bush, whose thugs stole the presidential election, so having people assassinated who could possibly make life for him unpleasant. Who could show we the people the actual bodies of the innocents we kill, as well as the bodies of our own children in Iraq...


Welcome to the Democratic Implosion of 2005.

Krauthammer Cheers Bush Doctrine

Three Cheers for the Bush Doctrine

Time Magazine
By Charles Krauthammer

...The Administration went ahead with this great project knowing it would be hostage to history. History has begun to speak. Elections in Afghanistan, a historic first. Elections in Iraq, a historic first. Free Palestinian elections producing a moderate leadership, two historic firsts. Municipal elections in Saudi Arabia, men only, but still a first. In Egypt, demonstrations for democracy--unheard of in decades--prompting the dictator to announce free contested presidential elections, a historic first.

And now, of course, the most romantic flowering of the spirit America went into the region to foster: the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, in which unarmed civilians, Christian and Muslim alike, brought down the puppet government installed by Syria. There is even the beginning of a breeze in Damascus. More than 140 Syrian intellectuals have signed a public statement defying their government by opposing its occupation of Lebanon.

To what do we attribute this Arab spring? While American (and European) liberal and "realist" critics are seeking some explanation, those a bit closer to the scene don't flinch from the obvious. "It is strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq," Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt explained to David Ignatius of the Washington Post. "I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world. The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."...
I think that quote from the Lebanese leader really says a lot. It's hard to deny that the elections in Iraq have led to this democratic rebellion, when the leaders of the rebellion itself are crediting democracy in Iraq for their achievements. I have no doubt that this rapid spread of democracy is only the tip of the iceberg. It's an exciting time to be an American.

CONDI IS PRO-CHOICE


I'm really amazed at how little this is being mentioned when the talk of "Condi '08" comes up. I thought she'd make a great canidate for about five minutes, until I found out she's a self-described "pro-choice evangelical" and has also stated she is "reluctantly pro-choice". Do people just not realize this yet in the right wing and that's why they're getting so excited about the idea of Condi running in 2008? Dick Morris makes a good argument of why we should "draft Condi", but I think if we nominate a pro-choice candidate a lot of people just won't vote for the ticket this year. I don't want to vote for someone who supports abortion. I think we as a party would be making a huge mistake when deciding to nominate a candidate that is pro-choice, because they don't represent the base of the party on this important issue.

Who in the party can get elected and be a traditional Republican?

CU President Resigns

CU President Hoffman Resigns

DENVER (AP) -- University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman announced Monday that she is resigning amid a football recruiting scandal and a national controversy over an activist professor who had compared victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to a Nazi...

One idiot liberal elitist down, millions left to go... Next up: Fire the fake indian.

Muslims Appreciate Help

Poll: Major Change of Public Opinion in Muslim World

In the first substantial shift of public opinion in the Muslim world since the beginning of the United States' global war on terrorism, more people in the world's largest Muslim country now favor American efforts against terrorism than oppose them. This is just one of many dramatic findings of a new nationwide poll in Indonesia released today.

"In a stunning turnaround of public opinion, support for Bin Laden and terrorism in the world's most populous Muslim nation has dropped significantly, while favorable views of the United States have increased," said Kenneth Ballen, President of Terror Free Tomorrow, which commissioned the poll. "The poll shows that the reason for this positive change is the American response to the tsunami," Ballen added.

Key Findings of the Poll:

* For the first time ever in a major Muslim nation, more people favor US-led efforts to fight terrorism than oppose them (40% to 36%).Importantly, those who oppose US efforts against terrorism have declined by half, from 72% in 2003 to just 36% today.

* For the first time ever in a Muslim nation since 9/11, support for Osama Bin Laden has dropped significantly (58% favorable to just 23%).

* 65% of Indonesians now are more favorable to the United States because of the American response to the tsunami, with the highest percentage among people under 30...
No doubt this is good news. Maybe America isn't an evil imperialist country full of infidels after all...

Libertarians: Marxists of the Right?

Marxism of the Right

The American Conservative
by Robert Locke

...Libertarians in real life rarely live up to their own theory but tend to indulge in the pleasant parts while declining to live up to the difficult portions. They flout the drug laws but continue to collect government benefits they consider illegitimate. This is not just an accidental failing of libertarianism’s believers but an intrinsic temptation of the doctrine that sets it up to fail whenever tried, just like Marxism.

Libertarians need to be asked some hard questions. What if a free society needed to draft its citizens in order to remain free? What if it needed to limit oil imports to protect the economic freedom of its citizens from unfriendly foreigners? What if it needed to force its citizens to become sufficiently educated to sustain a free society? What if it needed to deprive landowners of the freedom to refuse to sell their property as a precondition for giving everyone freedom of movement on highways? What if it needed to deprive citizens of the freedom to import cheap foreign labor in order to keep out poor foreigners who would vote for socialistic wealth redistribution?

In each of these cases, less freedom today is the price of more tomorrow. Total freedom today would just be a way of running down accumulated social capital and storing up problems for the future. So even if libertarianism is true in some ultimate sense, this does not prove that the libertarian policy choice is the right one today on any particular question...

While I don't agree with everything this writer concludes, I found the article very interesting and thought provoking. Sometimes Libertarianism does seem at times purely ideological and not practical. As Locke states, "Society in fact requires both individualism and collectivism, both selfishness and altruism, to function." I think politics and government, like everything in life, require a certain amount of balance and moderation. If you're purely ideological you can end up reaching the point of fanaticism, and very few politicians get elected that way, let alone accomplish anything in office.

Misleading On Minimum Wage

The Illusions of the Minimum Wage

By Steve Chapman
Real Clear Politics

Asking Democrats if they favor an increase in the minimum wage is like asking Martha Stewart if she'd mind sharing some decorating ideas. There are few things they'd rather do, and Ted Kennedy thinks it is high time.

The Massachusetts Democrat is offering a measure that would boost the wage floor from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour over the next two years. He noted that it has not been lifted in eight years, during which time senators have gotten seven pay raises. "If the Senate is serious about an anti-poverty agenda," he said, "let's start by raising the minimum wage." Republicans, meanwhile, might accept an increase of $1.10, as proposed by Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

It may seem like an inescapable truth that if you increase the amount employers pay their lowest-wage workers, you will have fewer poor people. Money, after all, is what they lack, and a higher minimum wage means more money to those in the worst-paying jobs.

In fact, this is one of those obvious facts that turns out not to be a fact at all. The available evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage doesn't do what it's supposed to do.

How can that be? Although you can force employers to pay their workers more, you can't force them to employ people. If you raise the tax on cigarettes by $2.10 a pack, people will smoke fewer cigarettes. The minimum wage functions as a tax on hiring low-wage workers -- which means companies will look for ways to do without some of them.
Just like every Democrat idea in existence, raising the minimum wage a whopping two bucks sounds good in theory, but that's about the only time it sounds good. If someone honestly thinks a company will be able to hire just as many people as they would've normally when forced to pay every worker an extra two bucks (because that's what happens when you raise the bottom income level, you end up needing to give a raise to everyone), they're living in what Rush would call Rio Linda. It sounds nice in theory to pay those who make minimum wage two dollars extra an hour, but it starts to lose it's appeal when you lose your job because your boss couldn't afford paying everyone the new increased pay rates.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

France and Spain Trying To Help Hamas!

France and Spain Bid To 'Legalize' Hamas

France and Spain are working towards removing Hamas from the European Union's list of terror organizations, the London based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat quoted Palestinian sources as saying Sunday...
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is quoted in Time as saying, "They [Hamas] should be in the parliament."

262,000 New Jobs

Economy Adds 262,000 New Jobs

Associated Press

America's employers added a sizable 262,000 jobs in February — the most in four months. The new hiring, however, wasn't sufficiently brisk to accommodate a wave of job seekers, and the overall unemployment rate rose to 5.4 percent...

...The rise in the overall civilian unemployment rate to 5.4 percent in February was up from 5.2 percent in January. The increase last month came in part as more jobseekers streamed back into the market...

While Germany has the worst unemployment rate since WWII. Karma?

Dan Rather: You Won't Be Missed

I'm listening to Drudge, and I stumbled upon a hilarious Dan Rather quote on RatherBiased.com that I had to share with everyone...

"[I]s global warming causing home run balls to fly out of stadiums at an unprecedented rate this season?"
--Dan Rather, May 18, 2000.

Yeah Dan. It's not the 50 pounds people are gaining over a year period from steroid use, it's that damn global warming.

Dan Rather...You're Fired!

Trump: I'd Fire Dan Rather

News Max

"I would have fired him a long time ago," Trump told "Fox News Sunday." "I would have said, 'Dan, you're fired.'"

The recently remarried gazillionaire went on to elaborate:
"I'm not a big fan of Dan Rather. I don't want to be a fan of Dan Rather. I don't think he's good at the news. I don't think a lot of people think he's good at the news. He was always highly overrated."

Of the Memogate scandal the precipitated Rather's departure this Wednesday from the anchor chair at the "CBS Evening News," Trump said, "It was disgusting the way it was handled by Dan Rather. And I don't know why they're firing other people - he was the head of it. So why aren't they firing Dan Rather?"

Donald Trump can be a boob sometimes, but you can't help but love him once he starts the Dan Rather bashing. He makes a very good and simple point, if Dan Rather was the head of the FAKE story, why wasn't he fired? If anyone else messed up that bad at their job they'd have to go down.

If You Like Feeling Homicidal...

...just watch this video of Bill Mahrer interviewing Ward Churchill.

Reefer Madness 2005

More Seek Help for Marijuana Addiction

By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Treatment rates for marijuana nearly tripled between 1992 and 2002, the government says, attributing the increase to greater use and potency.

"This report is a wake-up call for parents that marijuana is not a soft drug," said Tom Riley, a spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. "It's a much bigger part of the addiction problem than is generally understood."

Advocates of legalizing marijuana disagreed, saying the trend was largely due to an increase in marijuana arrests and had almost nothing to do with more people seeking treatment because they thought their own health was at risk.

"They have the option of going into treatment for marijuana or going to jail," said Paul Armentano, senior policy analyst for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Well, here we go again with completely misleading the public with a fact about the horrors of marijuana. People have seeked treatmant more, because more people have been arrested for marijuana private use. These people after getting arrested are given a choice: Go to jail or take a "voluntary" marijuana rehab program. Doesn't take a genius to figure out what decision to take. These are NOT people going into treatment because they're honestly worried about themselves and think they need treatmant. I've seen all the major news networks cover this, and so far, they aren't explaining it very well at all. At first, it can sound very misleading, and that's what the anti-marijuana lobbyists thrive off of. Without hysteria, the anti-marijuana community would've been forced into isolation long ago.

Legalize pot and tax it for revenue. We can use that money towards the War on Terror, or enforcing our alleged border policy.