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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Interesting Developements

I need to teach Lisa how to use her link key so she doesn't bury the sidebar to the bottom of the page, long urls sink it posted directly. The blogroll is still here justs at the bottom of the page.
Bill Roggio is back posting at the Fouth Rail and has a gaggle of info as does the other websites he helped establish , Counterterrorism Blog and Threats Watch, don't miss Walid Phares' posts, here and here, both must reads. part of Walid's postings

As we have marked the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America, and we review the half a decade of war on terror since, the central question that comes to the minds of both experts and policymakers is this – who is winning the war and where are we in its prosecution? And to refine, is al Qaeda on the retreat, is Afghanistan working, is Iraq surviving the challenge, and is Lebanon’s Cedars Revolution on the rise or has it been defeated? Is Hezbollah’s war changing the U.S. strategy regarding Iran and Israel? And finally, is the U.S. homeland secure, or is it penetrated and threatened?

All of these are issues of great importance to Americans, Westerners and societies determined to struggle for democracy and freedom. For even though 9/11 was a benchmark in the history of the U.S., it also became a rallying date in the eyes of the Jihadists for more lethal future attacks, not just in America, but also in Europe, India, Africa and other parts of the world that have tasted the wrath of terror since 2001.

The widening of the war on terrorism and the multiplication of its battlefields has critics claiming Americans have been led in the wrong direction, and that the decision to fight the terrorists on their ground was erroneous. Are the critics right? Or are they wrong? Five years after the attacks which sparked this long war, a proper review is in order – a review not only of the enemy we face, but of the war we are engaged in and what the future holds in this regard.

A worthy read and in light of that I do not see the loonbat left making any real gains in congress. Even center right Gubernator Arnold still holds a commanding lead over neo-socialist Phil Angelides and California's conservative districts are the fastest growing. Apparently the GOP has proven to be far savvier poker players than the Dems anticipated building a massive war chest through the grassroots that is now coming into play. We now control the message once agan proven by Clinton's hissy fit and their flagship media "Gray Lady" spinning out of control.
Politics is local nd I just do not see liberals as having as strong a hand as they profess. They are very obvious loud and obnoxious and most of America rejects that, note the limited attendance at protests and the huge popularity of conservative talk radio and internet sites. It can be guaranteed they will claim fraud when the Dems lose again in November. They don't understand that most people in America have a brain that actually functions and vote accordingly to the dismay of the socialists that have taken over the DNC leadership.I live in Boxer/Pelosiville and the natives are restless thus Arnold' strong support as the local DNC falls more under control of Bay Area and Hollywood extreme leftists along with the national DNC under Howlin' Howie.

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Madhatter is Right

I am a Romney fan so I will just post my comment to her post. "Like I have said, this is the place for Mitt Romney updates. Mitt is the man, looks and policy rarely come in such a unique and talented a package. Hatter has been telling me this for years and we went back and forth for a while until I saw him on Cspan, the man has it together like no other candidate I have seen. Romney and Rudy, could two Northeastern candidates electrify the Cornbelt and the Southeast which the GOP needs to win and big? Mike Huckabee also has a very good stump speech and is very personable, your backyard BBQ type candidate. The GOP debates will be very, very good in '08 and the DNC's very revealing this cycle and next. My parlay is with the good sense of the American people, not with the moonbat conspiracy theorists and the modern DNC. Poll numbers are reflecting this so now is not the time to whine, it is time to work.
Lets show Howlin' Howie what he is up against in force!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Well Its Today

AAArrgh, I hate telemarketers, they waste so much time, but anyway, if you are not a subscriber to Townhall yet you should be , it is free. Here are three great articles that show why. The first is Dr.Sowell's observances of last week, very interesting.

This past week has told us more than we wanted to know about ourselves and about our enemies.

There was far more controversy over remarks made by the Pope than over the violence unleashed by Muslims against people who had nothing to do with what the Pope said.

That our enemies do not understand the significance of free speech in a free society, where things that offend us can be denounced without indiscriminate violence, is bad enough. But that we ourselves seem headed further down the slippery slope of self-censorship is chilling.

And from Dennis Prager, one of the clearest thinkers of our time.
Among the most heated debates of the last 40 years has been the debate over Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. What did he do when the greatest evil of his day engulfed Christian Europe? Was he "Hitler's Pope," as the name of a widely read book about him charged? Was he too reticent in speaking out against Nazism and the Nazi extermination of Europe's Jews? Was he perhaps even a Nazi sympathizer? Or was he in fact a great friend of Europe's Jews who did whatever he could to save tens of thousands of Jews, especially in Italy, opening up the doors of Church institutions to hide Jews?

It is not my aim here to offer an answer to that debate. But the attacks on Pope Benedict XVI may help shed new light on some of the motives for the attacks on Pius XII. It is true that we have always known that most, if not all, of Pius's critics were/are on the political/religious Left. But this no more discredited their critiques of Pius than the fact that the vast majority of Pius's defenders were on the political/religious Right discredited their defense.

Bruce Bartlett and Paul Weyrich also have great articles up and the cartoons are the best

Monday, September 25, 2006

Mitt Romney is Making Waves

John Fund is now on Mitt's trail and reports back with optimism from three recent Romney appearances. If we can pull John onto the wagon that is some valuable cargo.

Right now John McCain is the front-runner for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. (Poppycock. LOL The people who vote in primaries are right wing supervoters who view McCain as a RINO. He has no chance. WRite those words down.--Lisa) But everyone expects that a single major competitor will emerge to challenge him from the right. The question hung in the air of this past weekend's Family Research Council summit in Washington: Who will that candidate be for the GOP's powerful social conservative base? (Introsucing the answer.........Lisa)

FRC officials says they invited Mr. McCain to speak, but he declined. But another potential candidate benefited greatly from showing up. Surprisingly, it was Massachusetts' Gov. Mitt Romney, a Mormon with a Harvard M.B.A (and JD--Lisa) who governs the nation's most liberal state (and does so exceedingly well). The 1,800 delegates applauded him frequently during his Friday speech and gave him a standing ovation afterward. Mr. Romney detailed his efforts to block court-imposed same-sex marriage in the Bay State and noted that the liberal Legislature has failed to place a citizen-initiated referendum on the ballot. He excoriated liberals for supporting democracy only when they think that the outcome is a foregone conclusion that favors their views. He certainly picked up fans at the summit. "I believe Mitt Romney may be the only hope social conservatives have in 2008," says Maggie Gallagher, author of a book defending traditional marriage. (Yup. But I said this at least 2 and a half years ago--He's it. --Lisa.)

His Mormon faith as I have said all along is a non-issue except for the left as a loose wrench to throw at him from time to time, it won't come from the right but by seminar liberals posing as conservatives on air and in print. The first clue, they start with "I am a conservative but", I can spot a lefty a mile away, why, I used to be one. Talking points with no basis in history or facts is clue number two. The best part is they run when you ask for more information to back up their point. That is clue number three that you are dealing with a brainwashed lemming unable to think for themself or allow fact to interfere in their madness. Their god Bill Clinton just demonstrated that by pitching a hissy fit when asked a tough question he was unprepared to answer truthfully. It is all a conspiracy against the left, yep, it is called disgusted voters.

They may be pissed at the GOP led congress but their disgust runs much deeper for the DNC than the press will tell you. We don't want gay marriage, we don't want illegal immigration , we don't like the breakdown of family, we don't like socialism and gov't control, we don't like income taxes and the IRS. We want to raise our families in the country our founders fought for and put down in writing in our Declaration of Independance and later in the Constitution and that millions of Americans have died to preserve. We want government to pave roads and build levees and national security not provide healthcare, welfare, college tuition, art, international aid(how much love has our billions bought?), build rainforests indoors, and mollycoddle terrorists.

There are three forces at work, euro-socialism, american-conservatism and islamo-fascism. My take is the islamics want to kill us or convert us, the euro's, umm, what euros, and well, America is and will be for a long time to come. I believe our armed forces should fly the Navy Jack under the Stars and Stripes. For those that don't know the Navy Jack featured a coiled rattlesnake with the words "Don't Tread On Me" , which is the what the world needs to remember about the American people. We have fought six wars on our territory and many abroad and won them all militarily though we lost one in the court of public opinion. In light of all this I just can't see the Dems taking Congress as long as Republicans and center-right independants come to the polls. The prospect of a Speaker Pelosi will only move those informed, we need to let the masses know why.
We can see the whites of their eyes, time to mount up and attack loonbat ideas like never before, now is not the time for conservatives to play hide and seek, now is the time for action.

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are electrifying crowds wherever they travel and that is my '08 ticket prediction in no order. They are the only two talking ideas and solutions among all hopefuls, and I am sure glad that both, especially Newt with his Winning The Future campaign, are very active for the GOP this election season. Mark Warner and possibly Hillary are the only ones in the DNC that could possibly hold a candle in debate with either Mitt or Newt, though they would leave with wax burns.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Follow Ups And Other Things

I have some follow up links to thursday's post about Hugh Hewitt's interview with Thomas Edsell. What ever I left out can be found there.
More later

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Ryder Cup and Other Things

As usual we got hammered again by Europe in partners competition in the Ryder Cup matches. The reason is they use this format in private and formal games far more than we do here in the US where everything is based on individual stroke or medal play. Few American golfers even understand the concept of team golf or even the rules let alone etiquette. The US team will have to pull off a miracle on singles Sunday to have a chance.
Jews and the DNC's loonbat base may be in for a damaging split to the Democratic Party. This piece at the American Thinker is very enlightening and a must read.

The Democratic Party has been a congenial political home for many American Jews since the era of FDR. The party welcomed them into its ranks (along with many blacks and urban dwellers) and its programs comported well with many values Jews cherish. The Party was also seen as one that had offered help to the doomed Jews of Europe, opposed prejudice, and supported the fledgling state of Israel from enemies that boasted of its plans to destroy the state.

Conversely, the Republican Party was perceived to be a WASP enclave, isolationist in its outlook, and weak on support for Israel (though George C. Marshall under the Truman Administration advocated abandoning Israel to the tender mercies of its Arab neighbors).

On these same lines are a couple articles up at TownHall by Donald Lambro and Larry Kudlow
Republicans are opening up a new campaign front in the elections that asks voters to think about who will be running Congress if the Democrats are returned to power in November.

People like House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi who said "I don't really consider ourselves at war" with terrorism, who believes Osama bin Laden's capture will not "make us any safer" and who thinks this election "shouldn't be about national security."

President Bush continued his bold pre-November offensive this week, focusing our attention on the war, national security, the totalitarian regimes in the Mideast and even taxes.

Talking about the potential for a Democratic shift in Congress, the president warned a Florida audience: "If they get control of the House of Representatives, they'll raise your taxes. It'll hurt our economy. And that's why we're not going to let them get control."


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Another Day Another Dollar

I hope Hugh Hewitt and his team get his interview up with an honest lefty and long time, now retired, star reporter for decades. He provided honest clarity to Hugh's questions which were very probing , he fully admitted the MSM is run by the left and as a certified lefty he admitted a bit of shame over the severe invective of the modern left. That is why Hugh, Dennis Prager and Michael Medved are my favorite radio talkers, they give the left a free voice in a polite environment. ( link will be made ASAP)

They are more interested in truth and clarity of thought than in hyper-partisanship which Bill O'Reilly has a bit to say about in his recent colomn.


Are you a hyper-partisan? If so, stop it right now. These people are damaging America and I'm calling them out.

First, a definition: A hyper-partisan is a person who does not seek the truth; rather, he or she tailors information to fit a preconceived political viewpoint. What is actually happening in the world is not important to these ideological zombies; it's all about reinforcing their core beliefs.

Thus, no matter what President Bush does for example, he's wrong. There is absolutely nothing the man can do that would please the hyper-partisans who oppose him. On the opposite ideological page, Bill and Hillary Clinton are Satan's spawn. They are evil all day, every day.

How boring is this? If it were just a few Kool-Aid drinking nuts, no one would care. But now you have entire media outlets that have gone hyper-partisan. Newspapers like The Boston Globe and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are just about entirely left wing. Yes, their circulations are in a freefall, but no journalistic enterprise should be hyper-partisan.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

UN Hiccups

All I can say is "Wow!", Iran and Venuzuela's leaders have given the conservative movement here enough fodder for the next decade in two speeches delivered on our shores. Bingo, that is exactly what America needs to hear, our enemies taunting us and bashing our leader. President Bush did lay the retoric on pretty thick and apparently they heard it loud and clear. Chavez is just another Castro with some oil money to burn. Achmadinajad and the mullahs that run Iran are a totally different story as the recent riots about Benedict's words so dramatically show. Iran's President pretty much said convert or die in his apocalyptic final prayer to a god that is not mine and in my opinion not that of the Bible but of a desert pirate. Hugh Hewitt was all over it so I am sure Generalissimo will have it transcribed at Radio Blogger.

What better gift could the Conservative movement ask for?

I must say, Thank You, to the President for giving the stamd up speech he delivered. I think Sam Adams would be proud. We needed an arrogant 'fighter pilot' speech and we got one.

Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plow, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom--go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!--- Samuel Adams

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

What"s Up

There is much goings on about the Pope's recent speech in which he spoke the truth an the Islamic world his words and mine correct by reacting with violence and violent threats. Here is a must read at the OPJ.

It's a familiar spectacle: furious demands for an apology, threats, riots, violence. Anything can trigger so-called Muslim fury: a novel by a British-Indian writer, newspaper cartoons in a small Nordic country or, this past week, a talk on theology by the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
In a lecture on "Faith and Reason" at the University of Regensburg in Germany, Benedict XVI cited one of the last emperors of Byzantium, Manuel II Paleologus. Stressing the 14th-century emperor's "startling brusqueness," the pope quoted him as saying: "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
Taken alone, these are strong words. However, the pope didn't endorse the comment that he twice emphasized was not his own. No matter. As with Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses," which millions of outraged Muslims didn't bother to read (including Ayatollah Khomeini, who put the bounty on the novelist's life), what Benedict XVI meant or even said isn't the issue. Once again, many Muslim leaders are inciting their faithful against perceived slights and trying to proscribe how free societies discuss one of the world's major religions

Dennis Prager offers the second part of an interview with a far left professor and author,Howard Zinn, it is quite enlightening, moral clarification. Dennis is the master.
HZ: In the case of WWII, I don't know what it would have taken to get rid of Hitler. We certainly had to resist him, we certainly had to get rid of him. . . . What bothers me most today is that people use WWII as an example for what we should do today. It's a very different situation.

DP: No, we use it as an example of where war is the moral choice. Are you prepared to say that war is ever the best moral choice?

HZ: No.

DP: Never. Not even against Hitler?

HZ: Well, I'm not sure about WWII.

DP: Wow . . .

HZ: War has reached the point where when you wage war . . . there's always a war against innocent people. . . . Let's be very specific about today. Take the situation in Iraq. War is not a way to bring democracy to Iraq. We are not succeeding at it . . . we're killing large numbers of people.

DP: Why are we not succeeding?

HZ: Because there is so much resistance in Iraq to the presence of a foreign invader.

DP: No, there's so much resistance in Iraq to the presence of democracy. That's where you and I have a different read on the resistance. . . . You feel that they are resisting the United States, and I feel that they are resisting democracy by blowing up their fellow citizens and hoping for moral chaos and civil war

And here are a couple more from The American Thinker on the Pope and Islam that reflect my sentiments.
We have all enjoyed tut-tutting about the Muslim cultural practice of dhimmitude, the notion that under Islam the infidel is a second-class citizen and must defer to the faithful at all times. No eating and drinking in front of the faithful during Ramadan, for example.

But it is clear from the events of the last week that dhimmitude is here right now.

I’d never had much time for Oriana Fallaci, the outrageous Italian interviewer and journalist, but appreciated her diatribes against Islam in the years since 9/11, and wrinkled my nose on learning that she was being sued for insulting the faith. But the head of the Italian journalists’ union marked her death last week by saying that she was a “great, courageous and scrupulous journalist but also an intellectual whose most recent views were unacceptable and in many respects dangerous.”

What can you call that but dhimmitude?

Call it what you will, I submit that submitting to politically correct multi-culturalism is submitting to Islam as they will drive the issue and that our loonbats actually support them is what blows my mind, go figure? My last post's first link must contain alot of truth then,hmmm?!?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Weekend Rambler

Oh this is an absolute must read I found linked at The American Thinker on the loonbats latest craze. Some lefty thinktank cooked up 14 traits of fascism and links it to the Bush Administration. This post at One Cosmos, is interesting, hilarious and scary all at once as he dedunks them so well.

This is pretty scary stuff. For weeks now, liberals have been trumpeting this research into the Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism, warning anyone who will listen that America is on the brink of a fascist takeover--if it hasn't happened already (just google "fourteen characteristics of fascism" and you'll see what I mean). At first, I just assumed that it was the typical hysteria and/or paranoia of the reality based community, but as I read each characteristic carefully, a cold chill wind blew across my spine.

Take a deep breath. Here we go, with my comments:

The editor of Popular Mechanics magazine fires back at the 9/11 conspiracy nuts in a great editorial in the New York Post, another must read.
For a 104-year-old magazine about science, technology, home improvement and car maintenance, this was pretty extreme stuff. What had we done to provoke such outrage?


Conspiracy theories alleging that 9/11 was a U.S. government operation are rapidly infiltrating the mainstream. These notions are advanced by hundreds of books, over a million Web pages and even in some college classrooms. The movie "Loose Change," a slick roundup of popular conspiracy claims, has become an Internet sensation

(hattip: OpFor)
Did President Bush set a political trap for the surrendercrats and those that think protecting the rights ot terrorist murderers than protecting the worlds free people? William Kristol at the Weekly Standard thinks so and it will make National security a major issue this November. (my earlier post)
It [the 2006 election campaign] shouldn't be about national security."
--House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sept. 14, 2006

Too bad. It will be. On September 6, 2006, President Bush set the trap. He spoke in the East Room of the White House on the war on terror. He announced that 14 terrorist leaders and operatives, who had been held and questioned by the Central Intelligence Agency outside the United States, were being transferred to Guantánamo. He outlined some of the information acquired from the interrogations of men like Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and explained that this information had contributed to disrupting terrorist plots here and abroad. In light of the Supreme Court's Hamdan decision, the president asked Congress to pass legislation that would put this interrogation program, and trials before military tribunals for captured terrorists, on a surer legal footing

Tim Russert's debate between Sen. George Allen, one of my favorites, and DNC challenger James Webb was very good. Tim asked some tough questions, from the center left of course. I loved Webb's book "Born Fighting" tracing Scots-Irish blood. It is an excellent read that I had trouble putting down and highly recommended . I have trouble seeing how he will fit into the new Democratic Party. He is not soft on defense but does not quite understand what we are up against. He is close but Senator Allen gets it.
My blogger friend and talk radio host Lores Rizkalla has gotten another great guest for her show , airing at 10:00 pac, here. Nonie Darwish and Salmon Rushdie author of "The Satanic Verses" and living with a fatwah on his head. What a great show, Nonie is a special person, and sharp as tack. I got to thank her and ask her if Mohammed's legacy was built on theft an violence and if history differed from Paleologos' assesment as quoted by the Pope, and if they were untrue. She confirmed Paleologos, and the Pope. Is my characterization of Mohammed as a desert pirate accurate? She confirmed that as well. I will link the audio as soon as Lores has it up .

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Just A Thought

Political correctness is dhimmitude in regards to Islam as it forbids speech that exposes it for what it is. Dhimmitude is subjugation under Islam or be killed and the loonbat left wants to bed down with these killers and appease them! That is subjugation to Islam. How can an American citizen even think to such such horrors that would become us if we did not fight them? Does our loony left really want to be slaves of Mohammed's followers, a desert pirate that began the African slave trade. The Barbary Coast was run by muslims, that is historic fact, and they still practice it if you don't submit to them, they kill you brutally as a lesson to others. They are following Mohammed, if you want it take it by force, convert by the sword, history is very clear on the matter. How could a black American support the Democrats when they wish to appease the very people that enslaved you? They wish to enslave or convert us all. This American country boy won't take it peacefully.

To be completely honest , Billy Graham's special tonight had an opening rock band whose lead singer offered opening words not to different than what comes out of Iran or other jihadis in his quotes from the Bible, this is why I am not an Evangelical Christian and have never advocated their voice. My path is private and my grasp on His Hand is firm. They spoke of training and I shuddered, we must teach through our own lives what our children need in a positive direction., not through training camps. What happened to old fashioned Bible school? It disturbs me but maybe in this age of jihad it is nescessary. I don't know, I do know the Lord doesn't expect us to be wimps either. He expects us to stand up and be counted, I am standing, I just don't appreciate the words of some though it is their every right to voice them.
Political correctness is dhimmitude, slavery or death to the infidel.

Friday, September 15, 2006

McCain And His Minions

I have tremendous respect for Sen. John McCain and his service and suffering in the service of this country but he is wrong to block the President's program and desire to clarify Article III of the Geneva Conventions, a vague guideline on enemy detention, so our professionals seeking to protect us can better do their jobs. Sen McCain knows what real torture is, sitting in a cold sterile cell with the Red Hot Chile Peppers being played loudly is not torture but it yielded Kalid Sheik Mohammed and a slew of followers, feeding people to plastic shredders or sawing off their heads with a dull knife while the victim screams through his own blood is. It seems most Democrats and a handful of Republicans care more about the rights of terrorists than the safety of our own citizens and our rights not to have our heads sawed off by those same terrorists thugs or be blown apart while quietly having a cup of coffee in a sidewalk cafe.

I used to support a Palestinian state, nolonger can I take that position as their autonomy has only bred more violence against Israel, now I say. Let them rot in the filth they have created for themselves as surely God has not blessed Islam, with the wretched poverty and destruction wrought on their lands. It is nobodies fault but their own and their worship of a desert warrior pirate that stole all he had by force and subjugation. The Pope is being blasted for pointing this out, finally, by the thin-skinned jihadis and asking what jihad actually means. Is it the jihad of Bin Laden or a quiet personal struggle for inner purity? The Koran says it is conversion by the sword, I will believe the Koranic scholars Bin Laden, the mad Mullahs of Iran and Mohammed himself in the Sura, convert, die, or be enslaved. I guess our loonbat left wants to become slaves since they don't believe in God and His Toranic teachings that Islam bastardized and distorted, just as they try to corrupt and bastardize the Gospels of Christ. If you want to debate theology, visit my Bible Study, welcome there and limited here, this is my state page and it is my church page, separate, equal, but forever intrinsically mixed as my moral underpinnings. I trust Islam about as much as I would a convicted child molestor babysitting children.
There is one positive, the eye of the world is upon them and they do not like it as their veneer has worn very thin and is gone in many parts of the world. The Aussies recently told them to leave if they did not become Australian first. I know I will die a proud Patriot with Christ at my side before I will submit to slavery at the hands of Islam. Jizyah this, Fuck Islam!
( I apologize to my regular readers for violating my no cursing ban, but in this instance I could think of no stronger word. A jizyah is an extra tax on non-believers. the only thing they will get from me is defiance)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Election Issues

So, what are the issues I deem most important this election season and will be voting on?

Win the War

If we don't win this war nothing else matters very much other than arming youself to the teeth and preparing for a nuclear winter and/or Islamic rule.

Confirm The Judges

Without this any social conservative measures have little chance of becoming law and are reduced to a bigger waste of time than they already are, not meaning to sound callous but if some malcontented hippy wants to burn a flag, so what. Though I do believe marriage and unborn life should protected, it can be done through the States with the right judges to uphold those State's rights to make laws not explicitely given to the Feds by the Constitution. A recent GOP poll has this as the winning issue.

Make the Taxcuts Permanent

I sure don't want to give those spenders in Washington an additional couple thousand bucks a year out of my paycheck to spend on "my behalf". Do you? I support abolishing the IRS and all taxes on income in favor of a consumption tax (national sales tax) and a voluntary privatization of SSI taxes.

Secure the Borders

This I combine with national security in general and it goes back to winning the war. I could support an earned citizenship for those already here and a guest-worker program once the borders are secure. My coblogger Mad Hatter makes a good point in her earlier post today about high quality immigrants as compared to unskilled though we need plenty of trainable unskilled workers as well at the entry level, broom pushers. I support a fence on critical portions of both our land borders and aggressive enforcement against employers of illegals along with the elimination of "safe cities" like LA and others.

Control the Spending

I am a big fan of 'porkbusters' like Sen. Tom Coburn, infrastructure projects like roads and levees are one thing but Teapot Museums and indoor Rainforests on the Great Plains are another. I like the Transparency act and website being set up to show who the biggest pigs at the taxpayer trough are.

That pretty much somes it up for me. Lets see the what Democrats want to do;

Surrender and run from the war,

Block constituional constructionist judges,

Raise your taxes by repealing the cuts,

Support amnesty and open multi-cultural borders,

Raise even more taxes so they can spend even more on their socialist programs while neglecting security and giving foriegn terrorists full access to our criminal court system.
Only an ignorant idiot on the welfare dole or a socialist could support today's Democratic Party and of course there are many other issues that separate the GOP and the DNC but these are the most glaring and defineable as well as most important. I will add that while I am an environmental conservationist and avid naturalist I support responsible exploration of our natural resources including oil and natural gas, including all reserves, ANWR, the Gulf and both coasts and Colorado's oil shale.

It is our choice as our Founding Fathers placed our nations fate in the hands of its people and more importantly in the virtuousness of those people for virtuous people will elect leaders that reflect them. Soon will be the time for those people to standforth and be counted proudly in this great nation so blessed by God in so many ways.

A Romney Quote, Cause I Love Him

‘‘It is wrong for us to build an absolute concrete wall against those with skills and enterprise, and have a wide-open door for people with no educations and no skills.’’

See, more common sense. We should be implementing an immigration policy that allows us to choose who we need and not allow those who need us to choose when they come and where.

Goat says "Mitt Romney for President !!!"


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Conspiracy Nuts

Jonah Goldberg's latest column provides a provacative look at the loonbat conspiracy theorists out there and debunks them well.

There is a virulent form of unpatriotism festering in America today. Like an algae bloom that deprives life of oxygen, it starves democracy of the air of reason. It now thrives on what we call the far left, but like a dead zone off the coast, it moves with the tides.
I am referring to the seditious dementia of conspiracy theories, the death of faith not in some mere administration or Congress but in America itself.
Haven’t you heard? The U.S. government blew up the World Trade Center. Oh, sorry, that’s not right. The planes did knock down those buildings, but the White House was in on it. Oh, no, sorry again, that’s not what happened. It was the Jews. They razed it without leaving any fingerprints — save for the 4,000 Zionist co-conspirators who were tipped off in advance — in order to frame the peace-loving Muslims of al-Qaida. (Those crafty Hebrews are always coming up with clever ways to make Islamic fanatics look bad, like getting blown up.) Bin Laden’s admission that he did it? Well, of course. He’s in on it.

I agree with Jonah on his point that these folks are as unpatriotic as it gets. My favorite day on Michael Medved's radio show is his conspiracy hour where he invites the whackos to call in, it can be truelly hilarious to listen to these idiot savants try to make their case to one of the best informed men in America, the dream "Trivial Pursuit" partner. I do a tremendous amount of digging and surfing the internet and would have serious trouble justifying even the strongest of their arguments let alone believing them. I had never even heard of Builderburgers or "Literati" or "Project For a New American Century" untill recently and it all seems to come from the same place, MoveOn.org and there loony barnacles. If there is a conspiracy it is among the George Soros whackjobs, Soros a committed Socialist and anti-American made billions playing the currency exchange and now wants to parlay that into a takeover of the American Gov't and way of life to make us more like Europe with its failing economy and terribly unstable social structure. Socialism does not work nor does autacracy, theocracy, or pure democracy, that is why our founders derived a brilliant and viable Constitutional Federalist Representative Republican form of government where the integrity and virtuousness of its people select its leaders and the leaders are held accountable through elections on a regular basis. Yes we need a strong central government but they cannot overstep the bounds set down in our Constitution to surpass the will of the individual states. If you doubt me, read The Federalist Papers and The Anti-Federalist Papers and decide for yourself. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay had the winning argument and 230 odd years later here we stand as the most powerful nation in History with a nod to the Greeks and Romans.Are we about to cross an exit threshold? I seriously doubt it.
The opposition is no longer liberal or progressive but socialistic and regressive seeking to remove the First and Second Ammendments through the courts and not popular opinion and grow the government to encompass all aspects of our lives. They are not Democrats or Liberals, they are loonbats. Classic Liberals like John Kennedy, 'Scoop' Jackson, Zell Miller and alas even ultra-liberal Joe Lieberman have no place in the loonbat party circles these days. JFK would be a Republican today if he saw what his party now represents as their platform, appease the terrorists, socialist programs, gay marriage, etc. etc. etc. My Mom is still a registered Democrat but votes with the GOP, a John Kennedy Democrat, not Teddy, the same went for my late father, a Marine Sgt. and both very conservative products of The Great Depression.
A blogger buddy, Pero, has posted a very interesting article by a Brit journalist, Andrew Gimson, this is a must read. Apparently this Brit was very impressed by our "old-fashioned" politeness and charm. Read it yourself.
As we took off from London for New York a few days ago, our three over-excited children asked if there was any chance of the plane being blown up. I explained that the likelihood of that happening was virtually zero, and wondered how we were going to maintain some semblance of order during the flight. One did not wish the sedate American passengers by whom we were surrounded to form the impression that British parents are unable or unwilling to impart the rudiments of good manners.
Luckily, American Airlines had provided a screen on the back of the seat in front of one's own, on which one could watch old movies. There was also a map showing how far we had gone, on which places of interest were marked. It began by showing only two places: London and Chartwell.
The Americans are more old-fashioned than us, and what is equally admirable, they are not ashamed of being old-fashioned. They know Churchill was a great man, so they put his house on the map. There is a kind of Englishman to whom this sort of behaviour seems painfully unsophisticated

And from a confirmed socialist and Barnyard detractor, confessions,LOL.
I just dont know how to reconcile it all. I guess.. most people just want a job and a good life. If only government could provide this for everybody.

So an admittance of Socialism comes to life, it is the government's responsibility to provide jobs and a good life. How about getting off your ass and earning it!?!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Some Odds And Ends

An Iraqi dentist and his brother run a popular blog out of Bagdad called Iraq The Model, I have linked them many times in the past and they have made it to the pages of the Wall Street Journal and its online OPJ with this awesome piece and another sledgehammer to the loonbat's platform.
As I write the first few lines of this post Omar directs me to an AFP story about the media and 9/11 which left me in shock; the nonsense spread from Arabs to Americans themselves that some in the American MSM are firing their criticism arrows at the victim, turning logic upside down in an offensive and insulting manner explaining that by saying they are searching for solutions to the problem or to avoid another 9/11. Many go as far as criticizing and condemning the American administration that had only been in office for six months when America came under the attack that had been in planning for years which means the terrorists had no clue what that administration's policy would be like and didn't even know who was going to be in office when they started planning the attack.
As I have said repeatedly the Dems don't stand a chance come November. They have no new ideas, no solutions, no actual platform other than we are not them and we blocked judges and other crucial legislation to protect America. The GOP has stumbled a couple of times but the DNC is falling all over itself, Plame-gate, failed, culture of corruption , backfired, gay-marriage, backfired, The GWOT and Iraq, inane, disingenuous and appeasement centered surrendercrats. The Dems are too worried about how the "world" sees us. I want to give the world one impression, that of the Union Jack "Don't Tread On Me", we bite like a rattlesnake. The GOP carries the sledge and the wedges as well as the ax, the DNC wants somebody else to do the work, the taxpayers. The DNC does not want government control over terrorist thugs but it wants government control of every aspect of our lives, from healthcare to wages, sounds like socialism to me with even a taint of fascism through bigger government control of the masses through "hate" crime bills. What is hilarious about it is our ultra far left wants to appease the ultra-conservative far right Islamists, with what "gay-pride parades", yeah, uh-huh and I have a bridge in Manhattan to sell you. Michael Barone, Mr. Politics has a great article out on the changed narrative of September from this summer.
Narratives matter -- stories that make sense of the messy realities of the world, that connect cause with effect, that have a beginning, middle and end. We seek to understand the struggle in Iraq by constructing narratives and fitting events into them. But sometimes a narrative is undercut and rendered inoperative by emerging facts. And sometimes a new narrative emerges when facts previously unknown come to light. Both happened in the past two weeks.
The narrative that was undercut was the claim by Joseph Wilson that the Bush White House had breached national security by disclosing the identity of his wife to reporters.
This was supposedly done to discredit Wilson's July 2003 New York Times article, in which he said he had debunked George W. Bush's claim that Iraq was trying to obtain uranium in Africa. The Wilson claim helped to embed the "Bush lied, people died" theme in public discourse.
It has long since come out that just about everything Wilson said was false. He was not, as he suggested, sent on his mission to Niger by Dick Cheney. He was recommended for the trip, contrary to his denial, by his wife, CIA employee Valerie Plame. He reported to the CIA that an Iraqi official had come to Niger on a trade mission in 1999 -- evidence that tended to confirm rather than refute the British intelligence claim that Iraq was uranium-shopping in Africa -- a claim that Britain's Lord Butler judged "well founded."

Women have gained inordinate control over men's lives through the court system and radical feminism. Phyllis Schlafley explores this in her latest post. It is one reason I am am still single, I don't dare open my mouth, I don't want to go to jail for a non-crime.

It brought to mind the title of the George Gershwin song "They All Laughed" when a Santa Fe, N.M., family court judge granted a temporary restraining order against "Late Show" host David Letterman to protect a woman he had never met, never heard of, and lived 2,000 miles away from.

President Bush gave a very resolved and serious speech last night outlining the GWOT. The Dems are proceeding to whine and cry that it is politicizing the war, what have they been doing the past three years other than politicizing the war? They have become nothing but blatant idiots and what is sad is that people actually listen to them and believe them.

Monday, September 11, 2006


I Say It Again, Mitt Is Going to be Our Guy in '08

I have been saying this for two years, minimum, and to be fair, I have the inside scoop over here but I just wish people would start listening to the more experienced. It is NOT Giuliani. It is NOT McCain. It IS Mitt Romney. I've also tried in vain to explain to other cyberteers that regardless of polls, at this point in time, a serious candidate does not want to be out here, well known and in the lead. It is suicide. Bill CLinton polled near the bottom in the early stages of the game in the 90s and voila--Swamp Thing took over. Why? He is a great strategist and knows what he's talking about.

Here are some quotes from the Romney article but it is worth a full read via the link.

"“When I talk to each of the presidential candidates, every one of them brings up Romney — unsolicited — because they’re all focused on him as the smartest, toughest guy in the race,” Norquist said last month."

"From a conservative perspective, Romney is indeed tough on immigration (he opposes a guest-worker program until the borders are secured), gay marriage (he wants a constitutional ban) and national security (he generally supports President Bush’s Iraq policy). "

“It bothers me no end that the term polygamy keeps being associated with my faith,” says Romney... “There is nothing more awful, in my view, than the violation of the marriage covenant that one has with one’s wife...“The practice of polygamy is abhorrent, it’s awful, and it drives me nuts that people who are polygamists keep pretending to use the umbrella of my church…My church abhors it, it excommunicates people who practice it, and it’s got nothing to do with my faith.”"

"“I’m, first, deeply committed to the principle of the family being the foundation of our society,” he says. “I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 37 years. We have five children, nine grandchildren.”

Should Mitt Romney join a 2008 race that included John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich and George Allen, the only guy in the GOP field with only one wife would be the Mormon, quips Kate O’Beirne of National Review.
As for McCain, “There’s nothing I’d like better than seeing someone else out there as the front-runner,” he says. “Back in 1968, my dad was the front-runner and he lost.”

(Goat adds, the real debates will be between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination hopefully with both on the ticket. They articulate their message better than any other politician alive today with real solutions to real problems that they are not afraid to confront or seek to cover up. Hatter turned me on to Mitt when we were still in Bill O'Reily's forum three years ago and he is The Man in my book for '08, with Newt as VP. Newt's "Winning The Future" is an awesome slogan to campaign on and he lays it out in detail in his book of the same title.)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

On The Eve Of Attack

I plan to watch ABC's presentation tonight on the lead up to 9/11, I guess the Clintons failed to censor ABC by having them pull it. What a political gift to the GOP, and how nice of Al Qaeda to release their own documentary of the lead up. I bet the conspiracy theorists loonbats are really going to go bezerk now. I can hear it now, but I will desist from giving them any ideas. My my my, how big a babies can the liberals be? Are they afraid of being portrayed for what they are do-nothing appeasocrats?

Unable to compete in the world of free debate with transparent facts, liberals behaved like children this week - proving that in the end national security and even national identity are always subservient to their own ego, reputation, and appearance.

It was pathetic, cowardly, and sickening.

It is also far too typical.

Liberals, who in large part are people devoid of true substance and belief, who also have great contempt for God, morality and truth, are often unable to deal with facts that reflect poorly upon them. And using pathetic, self-serving, cry-baby tactics is how they are commemorating this week - the fifth memorial of 9/11.

By now, you've no doubt read all about the ABC Mini-Series "The Path to 9/11" and some of what it will contain on Sunday and Monday evening. This no holds barred look at mistakes that were made in both the Clinton and Bush administrations will criticize decisions made and the decision makers in the run up to September 11. Beginning just before the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, based upon the 9/11 Commission’s Report, it will trace events that led up to the horrific event we commemorate this week.

I plan on live-blogging or at least posting comments here and there.
I like the opening alot.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

A Letter to Liberals

This is from the American Thinker by Ari Kaufman. Though I did not support Bill Clinton or Al"The Bore"Gore, I did not support the GOP, I actually voted a Dem ticket in Ca. elections supporting Barbara Boxer in her election before last and cheered when Jim Jeffords switched partys that year, since then it has been a steady climb to the right. This pretty well represents my thoughts and feelings.

If I were to scribe a pithy letter to all the closed-minded liberals who deem me and my ilk closed-minded, it would read: Dear Friends, Oftentimes in recent years, and especially since I renounced my Democratic Party membership, then my Independent label, and finally announced my membership in the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan, I have been chastised by you for various beliefs. Contrary to your assertions that people like me are traitorous, talking point parrots and apologists, facts, history and examples have proven those of my mindset correct, and will undoubtedly continue to do so; this most assuredly occurring upon those pertaining to the most important issues of our time. Don’t block my emails and don’t call me names. Just please, allow me to explain.

Forty long years ago, it was conceivable that yours was the party of progress, of innovation, ideas and open-mindedness. Heck, look up “liberal” in some dictionaries and “open minded” is laughably in the definition. These books have clearly not been updated in the past few decades, and certainly not since 2000.

Now I have to go to a wedding, partytime!
It was the first Catholic wedding ceremony I have attended and was very beautiful with a rustic Celtic bend, solemn yet joyful and celebrated with typical Celtic jubilance, music, food,drink and dance and big, lots of folks. What more suited name for a setting than Paradise, California could be found?
What I found interesting is that the parking lot was packed for Saturday Mass before the wedding in this tiny sierra foothill town, well this is the conservative part of Ca., glad I went, it made for a beautiful September eve.

Friday, September 08, 2006

A Question

What is our government's responsibilty on a local, state and national level?
I will open comments away from moderation so my loonbats can play as they seem to disagree with yesterday's post on that point. Educate this right-wing whackjob, tell me what is our elected officials responsibility? I am an ignorant hillbilly, not to be confused with a "HillBillary", I need to be edjumacated, teach me.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Winning The Future

That is Newt Gingrich's theme and I really like it, this is a thinking man's politician like Mitt Romney he has actual solutions to the problems we face as a nation. He has another brilliant piece in the OPJ on the threats we face from abroad and he is spot on the money.

Five years have passed since the horrific attack on our American homeland, and, still, there is one serious, undeniable fact we have yet to confront: We are, today, not where we wanted to be and nowhere near where we need to be.
In April of 1861, in response to the firing on Fort Sumter, President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to serve for 90 days. Lincoln had greatly underestimated the challenge of preserving the Union. No one imagined that what would become the Civil War would last four years and take the lives of 620,000 Americans.
By the summer of 1862, with thousands of Americans already dead or wounded and the hopes of a quick resolution to the war all but abandoned, three political factions had emerged. There were those who thought the war was too hard and would have accepted defeat by negotiating the end of the United States by allowing the South to secede. Second were those who urged staying the course by muddling through with a cautious military policy and a desire to be "moderate and reasonable" about Southern property rights, including slavery.
We see these first two factions today. The Kerry-Gore-Pelosi-Lamont bloc declares the war too hard, the world too dangerous. They try to find some explainable way to avoid reality while advocating return to "normalcy," and promoting a policy of weakness and withdrawal abroad.
Most government officials constitute the second wing, which argues the system is doing the best it can and that we have to "stay the course"--no matter how unproductive. But, after being exposed in the failed response to Hurricane Katrina, it will become increasingly difficult for this wing to keep explaining the continuing failures of the system.
Just consider the following: Osama bin Laden is still at large. Afghanistan is still insecure. Iraq is still violent. North Korea and Iran are still building nuclear weapons and missiles. Terrorist recruiting is still occurring in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and across the planet.

How do we solve this problem? Read the article, Newt actually has real ideas and solutions. That leads me to another article by Matt Towery on Townhall. He raises some interesting questions about the roll of the social conservatives in the GOP. In the Goat's opinion most socially conservative concerns are better dealt with away from the Feds. I am socially conservative though my primary concerns are fiscal, economic and security of the US, at this time socially conservative bills get in the way of real legislation needed to protect and advance our mutual country. I am far more worried about the jihadist in Iraq or Pakistan than I am the gay fruitcake in San Francisco that wants a state contract with its partner or some stinky hippy burning the flag. I am a Constitutional Federalist, fiscal conservative first and though I am pro-life and support God in the Pledge, if the nation is not sound in security and fiscal issues the others don't matter.
So there it is. My semiannual disclaimer.

Why now? Because this week I have to deliver follow-up news to last week's column. In it, I suggested that the September 5 Republican primary in Florida might turn out to be a historic electoral test for any organized religious, conservative political machine that might exist, either in Florida or anywhere else.

We have an answer. Following the election blowout of Judge Roy "Ten Commandments" Moore in Alabama and the defeat of former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed in Georgia comes Tuesday's overwhelming victory by Florida's moderate Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist. By a two-to-one margin, he defeated the more socially conservative state Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher and moved one step closer to succeeding Jeb Bush as governor.

This tells me that the once-mighty "organized" Christian-conservative voting bloc is no longer intact.

I have only been a registered GOPer since Oct. '04, supported Perot in '92 and '96 and thus helped elect our Rapist-in-Chief who now complains about how he is portrayed in the ABC docudrama about the lead up to 9/11. I can say without a single doubt the democrats/socialist appeassers cannot be allowed power in our government. This maybe the most important vote of our generation and we cannot let our children down to subjugation under Islam. I don't want to live under a Muslim theocacy or any theocracy. I am a simple unafilliated Christian wishing to worship in peace in my own way. Government is for security and infrastructure and not legislated morality be it income redistribution through welfare programs, or flag burning ammendments. It ain't the government's business. It is the people's business to monitor their kids, schools, and neighborhoods. It is up to us, that is the beauty of our Constitution is that it is up to us to achieve that "Shining City On A Granite Ridge" that Ronald Reagan envisioned. We can do it!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sixty Days to Win

In two months voters will be deciding our new representatives in Washington and our home states, and Newt Gingrich has given our top eleven priorities to make before the people. Real issues, with solutions that sway the Heartland of America and echoed in general by every conservative leader. Here they are:

These 11 issues are all clear and all doable.

#1- Make English the Official Language of Government.
The House should pass a bill making English the official language of government, abolishing multilingual ballots and reaffirming that new citizens should be required to pass a test on American history in English. The Rasmussen poll reported that support for English as the official language was 85%. The Zogby poll had it at 84%. Why do Republican leaders find it so hard to side with more than four out of every five Americans? How many liberal Democrats who currently assume they are unbeatable would suddenly have a hard time explaining a series of votes against English to their constituents? Remember, at 85%, there are no anti-English congressional districts no matter what the elite media says.

#2- Control the Borders.
The House should pass a narrowly focused bill to ensure that the United States can control the border. The current Senate bill is a disaster. It is impossible to pass a "comprehensive" immigration bill in the next two months. The American people overwhelmingly want the borders controlled and every act of terrorism reminds us that having the borders uncontrolled makes us more vulnerable to attack. The House should immediately pass a border-control bill and conservative Republican senators should move every day to bring it up in the Senate. Let Democrats and elitist Republicans block controlling the border and make that a referendum test for Election Day.

#3- Keep God in the Pledge.
Congress should take two steps to preserve the right to say "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, a right which is supported by 91% of all Americans. The American people feel deeply that our Declaration of Independence is correct in saying that each of us is endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. Beginning with the Supreme Court's 1963 decision outlawing school prayer, the courts have waged a 43-year assault on the core values of American liberty. It is time to return to a balanced Constitutional system. There is no Constitutional case for five lawyers' on the court being a floating majority for a permanent Constitutional Convention.
The American people would rally to the elected branches' taking steps to rebalance the Constitution. First, the House should pass a bill suspending the recent federal district court decision in California outlawing the words "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Second, the House should pass a law blocking the Supreme Court from reviewing the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance (a power of the Congress expressly granted in the Constitution).

#4- Require a Voter ID Card.
The American people overwhelmingly support (85% in one poll) having a voter id card so we can be sure only legal citizens are voting. Passing a bill to require this in all federal elections would be a big step toward more honest elections.

#5- Repeal the Death Tax, for Good.
The American people have consistently supported the total repeal of the death tax and the House should simply pass it once a week and attach it to various Senate bills to force the Senate to deal with it again and again. Let liberals explain why they oppose something that more than 70% of the country favors.

#6- Restore Property Rights.
The American people are deeply opposed to local politicians' being able to seize a citizen's home or business. The Supreme Court's Kelo decision on eminent domain is one of the most unpopular in recent years and is also one of the most dangerous. Anyone who knows the history of local government corruption in America knows it will not be long before some corrupt developers engage some corrupt politicians and this power is exploited at the cost of most Americans. Members of the Black Caucus have been among the most vocal in pointing out that it is poor people who will be the most victimized so rich developers and greedy politicians can make the money off their homes and businesses. The House should pass a powerful bill returning the constitutional law to the pre-Kelo rules and blocking the Supreme Court from reviewing it.

#7- Achieve Sustainable Energy Independence.
The country is eager for a straightforward new energy strategy for national security, environmental and economic reasons. The combination of $3 gasoline, watching Iran, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Russia get more of our money, and concerns about the environment come together to require real change. The House should meet that need. Starting with Rep. Jim Nussle's (R-Iowa) bill on renewable fuels, adding to it clean nuclear power using new technologies that are safe and produce little waste, developing more clean coal solutions, investing in a conversion to a hydrogen economy, incentivizing conservation, providing tax credits so the auto industry can invest in the new technology and new manufacturing equipment needed to produce revolutionary new vehicles, creating the tax incentives to build the distribution system for biofuels, hybrids, and hydrogen, providing deeper tax incentives for radically better cars (imagine a substantial tax credit for cars exceeding 200 miles to the gallon of petroleum through a combination of E-85 or biodiesel, hybrid use of electricity and hydrogen), and a bill to create state flexibility in exploring off shore with a 50% split in revenue so state legislatures and governors would have an incentive to develop environmentally sound methods of exploration and production.

#8- Control Spending and Balance the Budget.
The House should pass new budget legislation to control spending, leading to a balanced budget in seven years (the length of time we gave ourselves in the Contract with America and which led to the first four balanced budgets since the 1920s), with special focus on programs liberals will fight to increase spending. Let the country see who is really committed to smaller government with lower taxes and who is committed to bigger government with higher taxes.

#9- Tie Education Funding to Teacher Accountability.
A major result of the No Child Left Behind legislation has been the clear revelation that a number of schools systems are crippling and destroying children. When the Detroit school system only graduates 21% of entering freshman on time, it is clear the children are being cheated. The American people strongly support reforms designed to save the children. The first step would be to insist that federal funds only go to school systems which require teacher competency and accountability. A clear choice between those who want to save the children and those who want to save the bureaucrats would mobilize the country in favor of dramatic education reform.

#10- Defend America From the Irreconcilable Wing of Islam.
Terrorism is a real threat. Congress should hold hearings on the recent terrorist activities in Canada, the U.K. and Morocco. The House should move bills that strengthen our security from terrorists with increased powers for surveillance, an overruling of the disastrous Hamdan decision and a series of other steps.

#11- Focus on Iran and North Korea.
The American people are very prepared to believe we face extraordinary threats from a nuclear North Korea and an Iranian regime actively seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Any actions in Iraq need to be recast in terms of their impact on Iran. A weak America in Iraq will be unable to stop Iran. Stopping Iran is potentially literally a matter of life and death. Congress should hold hearings on the scale of the Iranian and North Korean threat, the statements of their key leaders and the requirements for action to replace these dictatorships before they succeed in killing millions of Americans. The Santorum Iranian democracy bill should be forced out of the Senate in the context of these threats. Everything about Iraq should be debated within this larger and much more dangerous context.

If conservatives can focus on this and ask how the loonbat left plan to solve these problems and advance America and Her freedoms, we will take seats. Bashing President Bush, conspiracy theories, lists of socialist programs and pogroms on the "wealthy",umm, Kerry,Clinton,Kennedy,Soros, they hide their money, is not a strategy or a solution to a problem. It is a loser victimology attitude, "I was cheated", how lame an ass(donkey) is that?
This is the main reason I support a consumption tax, tax me on what I spend not what I earn, it is the only fair tax. We need the center-right populist libertarian vote as much as the Christian coalition type groups. I get Newt's e-columns, always a very good read, I am very thankfull he is taking the Contract With America back on the road and reminding shaky independants what it is really all about. We had a little stir up to get us motivated, saddle up fellow conservatives. We have a very important election to win, the fate of America may depend on it. I believe America is destined to remain the bastion of freedom for the world and the utopian socialist marxism of the left has been shown to be a total failure wherever it has been tried.
That leaves Islam, if they wish to worship in their way it is their right, untill they try to force me to accept them, that goes for the "gay rights" movement as well, then expect defiance with an attitude. You say you intend to kill me, I will take you seriously and defend myself just as our Nation should. The islamists have sworn to our death and rejected diplomacy. Do we want surrendercrats like Pelosi and Murtha shaping foreign policy? I think America is smarter than that!
Who sang "Cry Me a River"?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Monday Meanderings

One of my favorite people died today doing what he loved, studying dangerous critters. Steve Erwin, The Crocodile Hunter, took a stingray barb to the heart while filming them on the Great Barrior Reef, he should've stuck to crocs and snakes. He will be sorely missed at the Australia Zoo and by his millions of fans.
Tiger wins his fifth in a row by chasing down and passing Vijay in just five holes. The man is on an unbelievable roll and playing some awesome golf and just like other top athletes of history, Jerry Rice and Michael Jordan, work ethic is what defines him. He has loads of natural talent and works hours and hours to perfect it. If you want something, work for it and the harder and more diligently you go about it the better your chances of achieving that dream.
Labor Day, I hope the lazy had fun, I worked because my shop needed me to and I am glad I did because alot got done that would not have. I am an American Tradesman, an aging heart of America, our average age is 48 with scant apprentices or even journeymen to replace us. We are the ones that build your homes and places of work, fix your toilets, wire your house and add a touch of glass, pun intended. I held a 3.75 gpa in JuCo in Calculus II, Electronics, English and History and chose my trade over the business world because I am hands on. The Tradesman is the root of all industry for without us nothing happens, buildings and their furnishings go away as does the electric , plumbing, heating and cooling, fancy kitchens and baths, it is up to us to create that. Remember to thank the guy who may have risked his life to make you happy, whether it is the mirror guy, the roofer, or our Patriot Armed Forces, we ply our trade to make America happy. Happy Labor Day.
For many excellent article's by Amir Taheri and others on the situation in the Middle-East and a better understanding of the threat we are facing in Iran the best place to visit is Benador Associates. Counter-terrorism Blog also has a comprehensive round up with Walid Pheres and others.We don't face a threat from "Islamo-Fascists", we face a threat from Islam and the Koran and those that follow it religiously. Donot believe the "moderate muslims" the Koran teaches them to lie to infidels untill they are strong enough to kill us, convert us or subjugate us. It is their "devine" command according to the Koran and the Sura. I take them at their word. I know the Lord Jesus has lead this Goat through to many briar patches to ever forsake Him for a hallucenigenic desert pirate. "A day may come when the bonds that hold us together will break but that is not this day, for this day, we fight! Men of the West, for all that you hold dear, it is time we fight!" Aragorn, LOTR.
Barnyard insider news, Madhatter finally gave up on the FBZ, O'Reilly's forum. This is considered fair warning as she is my co-blogress and loves to debate. We will be discussing and analyzing the approaching elections, we don't see eye to eye but we have fun, Boston and Sacramento GOP conservatives and Mitt Romney fans and supporters. On this years elections, lets say my glass is half full and hers half empty. She does have the advantage, its her job, I am just having warped fun as a political junky.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Prosecutor Recommends Death Penalty If Soldiers Found Guilty

On May 9th, 2006, three Iraqi men were allegedly taken from a home outside of Samarra and summarily executed by Uniteds States soldiers who claim "they were ordered to 'kill all military age males'" by their commanding officers.

The prosecutor in this case, Lt. Col. James P. Daniel Jr., is recommending the death sentence if these servicemen are proved guilty at their trial. An excerpt from the official report:"I believe Spc. Graber...did not enter an agreement but followed an order whether he agreed or not," Daniel wrote in his recommendation. "There is a difference between obedience and agreement."

I concur. There is a difference. However, I wasn't there and I don't know what happened but precedents are set and chaos soon ensues. Sounds to me like the prosecutor is acknowledging the soldiers followed orders so that in and of itself should eliminate the death penalty as an option. Extremely long prison sentence? Yes. Death? Not a chance.

I never excuse felonious behavior by our troops. They are the best in the world and should and I believe do, generally act as such. However, there is so much wrong with this recommendation of death I can't even clearly state it other than to say IF it happened, #1, I would assume stress and thus extenuating/mitigating circumstances should take the death sentence off the table. #2, There better be an investigation into the superiors' roles in this. #3, This recommendation was obtained by the Associated Press who got their hands on the Lt Col's report. The media, while I don't want them to be quiet as they serve a very vital role in the preservation of democracy (or used to anyway), needs to exercise much more restraint in what they release. Democracy is not threatened if the masses didn't know the prosecutor had recommended death at this point in time.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Frolics

“A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts.” —James Madison

I like it when our "Bill Mill" here in California is out of session because when they are they seem to want to wreck the state with insane bill after inane bill.
For you Presidential trivia buffs out there, here is a quiz beyond my knowledge without extensive research by James Taranto and the WSJ. He has done a few of these and the answers are fascinating.
As usual The Patriot Post has a brilliant Friday release.
“American Hiroshima”
Last week, this column commended President George W. Bush for calling our jihadist foes as he sees them: Islamic fascists. We then asked, “Will the real Islam please stand up?”. Once again, it has.

On Tuesday, 29-year-old Omeed Aziz Popal, recently returned to the U.S. from Afghanistan, went on a rampage in his SUV in a heavily Jewish area of San Francisco, killing one man and sending 14 other victims to the hospital, seven in critical condition. According to one eyewitness, “The SUV struck two people in front of the Jewish Community Center... on California Street, a few blocks from where the rampage ended. Blood covered the sidewalk in front of the center’s gift store entrance.”

Last month in Seattle, you may recall, Naveed Afzal Haq shot six Jews, killing one, at a Jewish Federation office.

On 3 March, at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, a 22-year-old Iranian, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, went on a killing spree in his SUV to “punish the government of the United States” and “avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world.” When making his initial statement in court, Taheri-azar expressed gratitude “for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah.”

Now, contrary to what the apologists on the cut-and-run Left would have us believe, the common thread in these three murderous onslaughts is not Jews, it’s not SUVs, and it’s not the difficulties of Muslims coping with life in America. The common thread is Islamic fascism, an ideology that is dead set on our destruction.