Thursday, November 30, 2006

Quote of the day - Milton Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Milton Friedman

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Quote of the day - Ayn Rand

They proclaim that every man is entitled to exist without labor and, the laws of reality to the contrary notwithstanding, is entitled to receive his "minimum sustenance" his food, his clothes, his shelter, with no effort on his part, as his due and his birthright. To receive it, from whom?

Ayn Rand

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The 2006 Hurricane predictions served their purpose

So it appears that the dire MSM/DNC hurricane predictions for 2006 have been proven false.

In the wake of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, the MSM/DNC was eager for more devastating hurricanes this year. The MSM/DNC was equally eager to bombard America with predictions for a dire Hurricane season to reinforce the MSM/DNC Katrina meme. It did not matter that scientists disagreed on the severity and cause of future hurricanes.

The MSM/DNC had its story and was sticking to it -

Hurricanes are caused by "global warming" and some policy of George Bush.

Constant doomsday scenarios for 2006 were intended to reinforce the urgency of the need to replace the Republicans at the polls. Those same doomsday scenarios were intended to remind the voters that Katrina's devastation was the fault of George Bush.

Hurricanes were supposed to impact directly 1 in 6 Americans in 2006. The Northeast was "staring down the barrel of a gun," as we faced storms of "historic" proportions.

The MSM/DNC needs Katrina the same way it needs Vietnam. MSM/DNC needed and wanted more hurricanes and more devastation. Hurricanes are nothing more than a strategy to the MSM/DNC, with the hurricane victims little more than pawns in the game. While one can't strategize with natural disasters over which man has no control, it is possible to use invented hurricanes and misleading predictions as the next best thing to actual destructive hurricanes.

Now that hurricane season has ended and none of these predictions have come to pass (in fact 2006 was the mildest hurricane season in a decade), the MSM/DNC cannot even manage an apology. It is not sorry. The MSM/DNC has gotten what it wanted. The hysteria over hurricanes has contributed to the election of an environmentalist extremist majority in Congress. The same MSM/DNC that could not have been more wrong about hurricanes in 2006 will now relentlessly push its agenda of continuing the de-industrialization of the United States with dubious "global warming" as the justification.

It is not sufficient that we point out the facts that disprove the MSM/DNC claims from earlier in 2006. Being right in hindsight is not good enough. We must deal with oncoming MSM/DNC hysteria campaigns. We must learn to discount and even ignore MSM/DNC memes and campaigns even before all of the facts are known. The MSM/DNC track record is that bad. By the time the facts are known for certain, it will be too late. In this case, the MSM/DNC chose a lie that could not be disproven until after the 2006 elections were over.

The MSM/DNC does not mind seizing power through a series of lies. By the time the lies are exposed, it will be too late to wrest that power back from the MSM/DNC.

We will undoubtedly endure bad hurricanes in the future. [The remnants of New Orleans are living on borrowed time and wasted federal dollars.] The MSM/DNC will be eager to seize upon and exploit future disasters, while issuing misleading predictions and overstated reports. We must steel ourselves now for the MSM/DNC propaganda onslaught just as future victims of actual hurricanes will someday board up their homes and businesses.

When dealing with the MSM/DNC the catch phrase must remain - "anything we do . . . . anything we see."

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Quote of the day - Joe Sobran

Politics breeds evasion, abstraction, and euphemism. A politician is someone who can discuss abortion for hours without using the word kill.

Joe Sobran

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Quote of the day - Michael Novak

What we have discovered in Iraq is the weakest link in the ability of the United States to sustain military operations overseas. That link is the U.S. media. They are Islamists' best friends.

Michael Novak - 11-22-06


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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Quote of the day - Mark Steyn

If you measure the births of the Muslim world against the dearth of Bishop Kate's Episcopalians, you have the perfect snapshot of why there is no "stability": With every passing month, there are more Muslims and fewer Episcopalians, and the Muslims export their manpower to Europe and other depopulating outposts of the West. It's the intersection of demography and Islamism that makes time a luxury we can't afford.

Mark Steyn - 11-26-06

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Quote of the day - Thomas Sowell

A number of the nation's leading colleges — including Harvard, Amherst, the University of Chicago and the Naval Academy — will admit students who have not finished high school. Many outstanding students would do well to get out of high schools that are wasting their time and go straight into college.

Thomas Sowell

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Quote of the day - Ann Coulter

Six imams removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix are calling on Muslims to boycott the airline. If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.

Ann Coulter 11-22-06

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Quote of the day - Milton Friedman

Governments never learn. Only people learn.

Milton Friedman

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Quote of the day - Ayn Rand

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.

Ayn Rand

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Quote of the day - Grover Cleveland

"Though the people support the Government, the Government should not support the people."

Democrat President Grover Cleveland - 1887 - vetoing a bill that would have provided $10,000.00 in aid for drought stricken farmers.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Flashback, 1986 Senate loss, Judiciary Committee, National Review

On December 5, 1986, National Review commented on the midterm elections, in which the Democrats retook the Senate from the Republicans:
So Senator Joseph Biden takes over as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. As a presidential aspirant, he will have to scream a lot less and appear statesmanlike. The Democratic victory means that Reagan judicial appointments will have at least marginally rougher going. Which, in turn, somewhat enhances the Supreme Court prospects of Senator Orrin Hatch, who would sail through any Senate committee. The rumor that Biden plans to reopen the Chappaquiddick case is clearly too good to be true. Of course, Teddy could always receve a presidential pardon, which would close the case forever.

This quote reveals a great deal of conservative naivite about future Democratic obstructionism, as "Bork" would not become a verb for another year.

Otherwise, it is amazing how little political analysis and the cast of characters have changed. it is hard to tell that this quote was written 20 years ago instead of today.

For more information on how the Republicans underestimated the extent of Democrat obstructionism in the Bork battle, click here.


Quote of the day - Joe Sobran

Jefferson said that "jealousy" -- suspicion of those in power -- is essential to freedom. But we are now accused of "paranoia" the moment we begin to distrust our rulers.

Joe Sobran

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Quote of the day - Mark Steyn

As we can see in Europe every day of the week, Big Government is a national security issue -- for all the reasons Milton Friedman understood: In diminishing individual liberty, it transforms free-born citizens into nanny-state charges to the point where it imperils the existence of the nation.

Mark Steyn - 11-19-06

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Quote of the day - Thomas Sowell

People who go ballistic over the high pay of some CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation seldom bother to figure out whether, if that CEO agreed to work for nothing, that would be enough to bring the price of a one-dollar product down to 99 cents.

Thomas Sowell

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Quote of the day - Ann Coulter

Bush also named Alberto Gonzales the first Hispanic attorney general. He made an Arab-American, Spencer Abraham, secretary of energy; a Cuban-American, Carlos Gutierrez, secretary of commerce; an Asian-American, Elaine Chao, secretary of labor; and a retarded-American, Norman Mineta, secretary of transportation. It was as if Mariah Carey and Tiger Woods had children and they all joined the Bush Cabinet.

Ann Coulter - 11-15-06

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Presidio Partners, 936 acres and $280 million

Those looking to find a reason for the Pelosi/Murtha alliance that resulted in the second of many blunders of Pelosi's career as THE FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER of the HOUSE (the first blunder being her advocacy of retreat from Al Qaeda) may want to look further into Nancy Pelosi's role as a longtime partner in Presidio Partners, an investment company with ties to federal military base closings in San Francisco.

Apparently, John Murtha was instrumental recently in helping complete a deal that required the Navy to transfer valuable real estate (containing a former military base) to the control of the City of San Francisco. Nancy Pelosi's nephew, Laurence Pelosi, was an executive of the company that owned the rights to the land.

In 2004, Pelosi publicly acknowledged Murtha's role in the transfer. "I also thank my good friend Congressman Jack Murtha for assisting us in this last round of negotiation.” AmericasNewsSource has more details. H/T Blonde Sagacity.

These details are still sketchy, but apparently the relationship between Murphy and Pelosi extends further than simply a joint desire to surrender to Al Qaeda.
Michelle Malkin posts on Murtha's defeat in the majority leader contest.

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Milton Friedman, RIP

Drudge is reporting that Milton Friedman has died. I can find no stories about Dr. Friedman's death anywhere else. He was 94 years old.

I don't know much about his life, but I remember the impact he had on me and my own growth. Friedman's book, "Free to Choose" was one of the first truly conservative books I read as I broke free of the leftist teachings of my public school education almost 25 years ago.

As I recall, I never finished the book. By the time I had read most of it, I was so excited by the ideas it presented, I moved on to other, more libertarian works. "Free to Choose" was simple enough for a high school student to understand. The book easily explodes the myths propagated by any unionized teacher regarding economics, politics and even history. With Friedman's help, it was relatively easy for me to "unlearn" the myths I had heard regarding the industrial revolution, the depression, taxes and federal spending.

Original version

"Free to Choose", in the early 1980's, was like manna in the desert for someone whose only previous exposure to conservatism and conservative economics came from the statements of Ronald Reagan that the MSM/DNC would allow us to hear (as well as a few columns in the newspaper from William Buckley, George Will, William Safire and Joseph Sobran). The MSM/DNC can easily drown out a President and a few columnists, but it cannot compete for the mind of any person who has read a book that thoroughly explodes leftist mythology.

I have resolved, over the years, to read Friedman's other works. I never got to them during my undergraduate years as I found myself immersed in von Mises, Hayek, Hazlitt, Rothbard and others. I frequently heard or read slander directed at Friedman from college textbooks. By that time, I knew better. Every so often, I would see film of Friedman on television, including interviews on Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser. Here is an excerpt from Friedman on his own program in 1980.

Take note of the dark haired man with glasses and the red tie.

It would be nice if the new Congress would watch this and other videos before they wreck our economy worse than it already is.

The bottom line is that Friedman played an important role in the Reagan revolution, as his ideas definitely influenced the administration. It was not Friedman's fault that the Democratic congress of that day refused to cut spending, eliminate domestic programs and reduce the size of government sufficiently.

The ideas that drive conservatism bear Friedman's stamp in large part. Maybe we should force all GOP candidates to watch these videos in the future. Instead of waiting and hoping for another Reagan to rescue the GOP and our country, we should educate ourselves and each other so that a Reagan will be more likely to emerge. The tools exist. We should take advantage of them.
Michelle Malkin has more details on Friedman's life and work.

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Quote of the day - Milton Friedman

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible.

Milton Friedman

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Quote of the day - Michelle Malkin

Cities, like civilizations, die by suicide, not murder.

Michelle Malkin - 11-15-06 [writing on San Francisco's 30 year attrition of families with children due to the homosexual agenda].

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Nancy Pelosi will make these colors run

"We'll see about that!"

previous - Pelosi to run from Al Qaeda

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Quote of the day - C.S. Lewis

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

C. S. Lewis

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, plan to run from Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda has announced that there are 12,000 Al Qaeda fighters in Iraq. Even assuming that this number is an exaggeration, it is beyond dispute that Al Qaeda maintains a major presence in Iraq.

I think even Matt Lauer's teleprompter will agree that it was Al Qaeda that deystroyed lower Manhattan and was responsible for 3,000 American deaths on September 11, 2001.

So the enemy that attacked us on September 11 has thousands of soldiers in Iraq. If there ever was a place for American soldiers to be, Iraq is that place. We should be wherever Al Qaeda is. We should attack them at every opportunity. Otherwise, we invite more attacks. This argument used to be self-evident and did not need even to be stated in the immediate aftermath of 9-11.

But Nancy Pelosi now says that the war in Iraq is "not a war to be won but a situation to be solved."

We are not at war, Al Qaeda is not an enemy, a retreat is not a retreat.

Pelosi sees the enemy that attacked us on 9-11, and does not understand that we are at war or that we should win. Instead, she and the Democrats will push for a retreat.

It would have been inconceivable, on September 11th 2001, that elected officials would one day force 150,000 American soldiers to retreat in the face of a few thousand of bin Laden's soldiers.

The MSM/DNC provides no reason for this proposed retreat, except for the fact that the issue has become so clouded by collateral nonsense after five years. The American people, even now, would not stand for a retreat in the face of the perpretators of 9-11. That is why the MSM/DNC defines this retreat in other terms and refuses to draw the connection between Al Qaeda and the fighting in Iraq. It is not even clear the extent to which the general public is aware that we are fighting and killing Al Qaeda soldiers in Iraq. America's Democrat-led retreat from the perpretators of 9-11 is being hidden in plain sight.

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Quote of the day - G.K. Chesterton

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.

G. K. Chesterton

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Labels; Blogger beta

I downloaded "Blogger beta" yesterday to take advantage of the software updates. From now, all posts here will include "labels" that categorize the subject matter. This makes it easier to find old posts. This will be especially important from this point forward as we trace the Democrats' surrender strategy from post to post.

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Quote of the day - Mark Steyn

"These Colors Don't Run" is a fine T-shirt slogan, but in reality these colors have spent 40 years running from the jungles of Southeast Asia, the helicopters in the Persian desert, the streets of Mogadishu. ... To add the sands of Mesopotamia to the list will be an act of weakness from which America will never recover.

Mark Steyn - 11-12-06

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veterans Day

Take a moment to remember our fallen heroes.

Yorktown memorial


Quote of the day - Joe Sobran

It’s hard to imagine liberal Catholics — especially liberal Catholic politicians — embracing the idea that the moral law is an integrated whole, whose parts can’t be violated without tearing the entire fabric. Try to picture Mario Cuomo or Ted Kennedy warning that sexual license may produce widespread social problems, or that contraception can weaken the family.

Joe Sobran

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Quote of the day - Thomas Sowell - decline of the west

Only after the Roman Empire began to lose its own internal cohesion, patriotism and fighting spirit over the centuries did it begin to succumb to its external enemies and finally collapse.

That seems to be where western civilization is heading today.

Internal cohesion? Not only does much of today's generation in western societies have a "do your own thing" attitude, defying rules and flouting authority are glorified and Balkanization through "multiculturalism" has become dogma.

Patriotism? Not only is patriotism disdained, the very basis for pride in one's country and culture is systematically undermined in our educational institutions at all levels.

The achievements of western civilization are buried in histories that portray every human sin found here as if they were peculiarities of the west.

Thomas Sowell - 11-9-2006

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Quote of the day - Ann Coulter - Treason

"Among the most notorious Soviet spies in high-level positions in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations -- now proved absolutely, beyond question by the Soviet cables -- were Alger Hiss at the State Department; Harry Dexter White, assistant secretary of the Treasury Department, later appointed to the International Monetary Fund by President Truman; Lauchlin Currie, personal assistant to President Roosevelt and White House liaison to the State Department under both Roosevelt and Truman; Laurence Duggan, head of the Latin American Desk at the State Department; Frank Coe, US representative on the International Monetary Fund; Solomon Adler, senior Treasury Department official; Klaus Fuchs, top atomic scientist; and Duncan Lee, senior aide to the head of the OSS." -- Ann Coulter, P. 44, Treason

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What is the plan? Al Qaeda/Iraq

Now that the Democrats have captured the House (and are using lawyers to try to seize the Senate) it is past time for them to tell us their plan for Iraq (and the rest of the War).

How do they plan to keep Al Qaeda from taking over Iraq?

Now that they hold power in Washington, including the power of the purse strings over the military, it is time for them tell us whether they will try to keep Iraq out of Al Qaeda's hands - and how.

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Quote of the day - Ayn Rand

There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.

Ayn Rand

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Quote of the day - C.S. Lewis

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

C. S. Lewis

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Faux moderates; Bob Casey

Manuel Miranda nails the Pennsylvania Senate race in this Human Events column:
Pennsylvanians may think that voting for Bob Casey Jr. is a viable alternative to Santorum because Casey is Catholic and pro-life. You are wrong. Casey has already told you that. He said the life issue will not be central to what he will do in the Senate. New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer’s has told you also. Schumer told big liberal donors that Casey would vote with him to block judges. And as Schumer added, “that is the whole ball of wax.”

While some Pennsylvanians may feel comfortable voting for Bob Casey because he appears to be pro-life, the truth won't come out until it is too late. Democrats are starting to realize that they can't win by running obvious leftists. They have to win the Bill Clinton way. They must pretend to be conservative until they are already in office. Bob Casey is not only a faux moderate, he is a faux Catholic if he remains true to his word and helps Schumer and the Democrats block pro-life judges.

As Joe Sobran might say, Bob Casey will never give the pro-abortion lobby reason to demand the return of their thirty pieces of silver.

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"The Polls"; the ultimate self-fulfilling prophecy.

I have written before about how I hate polls. I repeat my opposition to polls here. I do this even as the Republicans supposedly enjoy an upswing in "the polls" that threatens to wipe out Democratic leads in the final day of the 2006 campaign.

As I wrote in April 2005, Polls serve the MSM/DNC as self-fulfilling prophesies:
4. Polls. An offshoot of ventriloquist journalism is the MSM/DNC's reliance upon polls. The polls that the MSM/DNC uses are either (1) unreliable or blatantly false and/or (2) self-fulfilling prophecies. It is a common tendency among humans (especially those who have been softened by 70 years of the welfare state) to want to be on the winning side. When the MSM/DNC releases its polls showing some Democrat with a lead or that the "public" thinks that Social Security is just fine, those who might otherwise harbor doubts are intimidated into going along with the majority. I am sure that the MSM/DNC will continue their efforts to bully the public into acquiescing in the status quo on social security with just this tactic.

We all know the extent to which exit polls were wildly wrong on election day 2004. Expect that same tactic this (and every) year.

Polls have destroyed the entire meaning of elections in recent years. We no longer seek information about the candidate or his beliefs. Instead, we seek to learn who is leading in "the polls". We support, work for, contribute to and even vote for candidates based on their "electability."

MSM/DNC broadcasts spend as much time talking about who is "ahead" in "the polls" as they do talking about issues. The key to victory for any candidate seems to be the ability to claim an early lead in "the polls" so that opponents will forever be hampered by the image of having to "come from behind."

In local elections, I have often heard acquaintances discuss candidates in terms of whether "he can win." These acquaintances will often distance themselves from a local candidate when it appears that the candidate is not in the lead. This is true even when that candidate agrees on the issues with those who keep their distance for fear of backing a losing candidate.

MSM/DNC broadcasts discuss any issue in terms of how it will affect "the polls" instead of how it will affect the nation and its future.

It is as if our country, its economy, our culture and our political processes exist to serve "the polls." The polls have become an end in and of themselves.

If polls were not so powerful as self-fulfilling prophecies, the MSM/DNC would not use them as weapons on a regular basis.

This fixation on polls also gives the impression that elections affect only the candidates themselves, like a sporting event, instead of the nation as a whole. Success or failure in Iraq, for example, is examined only insofar as it may help or hurt President Bush - as if President Bush is the only one who has a stake in the outcome. Very rarely does any MSM/DNC outlet mention the danger to America if terrorists are allowed to conquer Iraq. Five years after 9-11, terrorism is quickly being added to the list of items that can affect only "the polls."

"The polls" have attained status as an ancient oracle or even a temple that we humans must appease and before which we must bow. All considerations of philosophy, ethics and ideology must take a back seat, lest we upset "the polls." In exchange for this appeasement, "the polls" will give us guidance and will even smite our enemies with bad poll numbers, thus inhibiting their fundraising efforts and driving away their volunteers, supporters and voters.

Elections have become little more than sporting events. When we pick our candidate, we are doing the equivalent of gambling on a sports team. Just as we only gamble on the teams we expect to win, we only vote for the candidate that we think will get the most votes. Even the pretense of discussing issues is becoming unnecessary.

The whole point of elections in the 21st century is for the candidate to spend a year or more (plus his entire incumbency if he is lucky enough to win) convincing voters that he will get the most votes on the next election day.

It seems absurd and pointless when we say it this way, but perhaps this is what it will take to break the stranglehold that polls seem to have on our election process. Only when we identify what we are doing (only when we actually say that the emporer has no clothes), does the absurdity of the process become apparent. If the blogosphere can bring down such giants as CBS, Reuters, USAToday, CNN, AP, etc., we ought to be able to discredit the entire concept of polling. Otherwise, we will be forever condemned to joining the charade in which we spend every day doing nothing more than predicting the outcome of an event that takes place one day a year.

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Quote of the day - Thomas Sowell

Some people say it is "name-calling" if you refer to someone as a liberal. There is nothing inherently negative about the word "liberal." If it has acquired negative overtones, that is because of what liberals have done and the consequences that followed.

Thomas Sowell

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Quotes of the day - Mark Steyn

They support them as victims, as children, as potential welfare recipients, but they don't support them as warriors and they don't support the mission.

. . . . .

So their "support" is objectively worthless. The indignant protest that "of course" "we support our troops" isn't support, it's a straddle, and one that emphasizes the Democrats' frivolousness in the post-9/11 world.

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Bill Clinton bombed more countries in a little more than six months than the Zionist neocon warmonger Bush has in six years but, unless you happened to be in that Sudanese aspirin factory, it was as desultory and uncommitted as his sex life and characterized by the same inability to reach (in Ken Starr's word) "completion."

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To be sure, like Kerry in 2004 deciding that the murderers and rapists were now his brave "band of brothers," the left often discover a sudden enthusiasm for the previous war once a new one's come along. Since Iraq, they've been all in favor of Afghanistan, though back in the fall of 2001 they were convinced it was a quagmire, graveyard of empire, unwinnable, another Vietnam, etc. Oh, and they also discovered a belated enthusiasm for the first President Bush's shrewd conduct of the 1991 Gulf War, though at the time Kerry and most other Democrats voted against that one, too. In this tedious shell game, no matter how frantically the left shuffles the cups, you never find the one shriveled pea of The Military Intervention We're Willing To Support When it Matters.

Mark Steyn - 11-5-06

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bob Casey investing Pennsylvania pension money in Iran, Syria

Youtube has not yet censored these videos -

A Santorum ad:

WTAE-TV news report:

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Democrat/Union Acorn vote fraud update; a poll watcher's guide

Blonde Sagacity posts an update on voter fraud.

Here is a reminder/flashback from 2004 on what we have to do at the polls to help prevent fraud. What we need most are not merely voters, but volunteers to go to the polls on election day and help the otherwise overwhelmed election officials prevent carousel voting, ID fraud, illegal alien/felon voting, etc. Contact your local Republican party NOW and volunteer to help on Tuesday. Even an hour or two will make a difference.

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Quote of the day - Charles Johnson - Little Green Footballs

This is the [New York] Times’ time-honored modus operandi—publish a shockingly biased story leaving out important information, then a day or two later, a belated correction to give them cover.

Charles Johnson - Little Green Footballs - 11-3-06

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Bob Casey, NAACP, Obama

It is beyond dispute that the Democrats take the Black vote for granted. Bob Casey has learned to take the Black vote for granted before he has even achieved national office (H/T Santorum blog [not affiliated with the Santorum campaign]):
Bob Casey has an interesting relationship with the NAACP.

He’s currently a member, which is fine. But that doesn’t really exempt him from skipping out on their events, like a candidate forum. The other three statewide candidates where there. But he claimed he was too busy with Senator Barack Obama in Pittsburgh.

The only trouble is that Obama was in California.

The man who’s schedule is tightly held secret had something else going on. More important than trying to earn the black vote.

And if you’re going to lie about where you were, why would you lie with a very famous Senator who’s on a book tour? Dumb!

In any case, Bobby Casey’s personal financial disclosure form states that he was a member of the NAACP starting in 2000. He let it lapse in 2002, the same year he lost the gubernatorial primary.

But lo and behold, he’s running in a high-profile statewide race again, so he decides to rejoin.

Despite the treatment that Casey gives to his would-be constituents, the NAACP remains in Casey's corner. The NAACP does or says nothing that would make Casey demand the return of his 30 pieces of silver.

"I was with Obama bin Laden - I swear!"


Betsy comments also.

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Vote fraud in Tennessee; 2004 flashback - Ed Rendell suppresses military vote

After reading Drudge's report of the apparent theft of electronic smart cards in Tennessee, I was reminded of some of the election scandals of 2004 that were never resolved. Particularly, I was reminded of Governor Rendell's attempt to suppress the votes of American soldiers fighting overseas.

We made much of Kerry's insult to the troops earlier this week, but Rendell's actions were far worse.

[Remember also Philadelphia's 104% registration total and the "pre-votes" from 2004.]

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Quote of the day - Rush Limbaugh

"Will Kerry get a purple heart for shooting himself in the foot?"

Rush Limbaugh - 11-3-06

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Bob Casey, Ted Buckland or John Kerry?

"I'm Bob Casey and John Kerry has approved this message."

Click here for more of the Casey/Kerry connection.

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Kerry distanced from Dems only in tight races; Casey; McCaskill, Ford

The MSM/DNC would like to put John Kerry's remarks behind us, as it attempts to refocus the nation's attention back to Mark Foley.

MSM/DNC outlets are quick to point out that numerous Democrats have repudiated Kerry's insult, while also insisting that it was nothing but a joke. The Democrats that called for Kerry to apologize include McCaskill, Ford and Hillary Clinton. A campaign appearance with Bob Casey in Pennsylvania has been cancelled. See also Michelle Malkin.

In fact, McCaskill, Ford and Casey are locked in tight races with incumbent Republicans or for open seats. Hillary, of course, retains Presidential ambitions.

Those Democrats who are safe have not repudiated Kerry. They have not repudiated him because they agree with him. The Democrats have not dropped their anti-troop animus. They merely hide it when they have to. Kerry is less skilled at hiding it than most of his party.

Bob Casey, while cancelling a campaign appearance with Kerry this week, has nevertheless appeared with Kerry earlier in this campaign. Yesterday he continued to defend Kerry notwithstanding the canceled appearance. Casey dismissed the comments as a mere joke. If the comments were only a joke, then why cancel the joint campaign appearance? Casey wants to have it both ways. He wants to defend Kerry as much as he can get away with while pretending to distance himself from the slur on the campaign trail.

The Democrats who are trying to keep Kerry in the closet remind me of Bill Clinton's faux conservatism during the campaign of 1992, promising a middle class tax cut, running as a southern Democrat with a southern Democrat running mate, putting his wife in front of the cameras with a fake southern drawl, etc. Only after the election did we discover that the tax cut promise was nothing but a head fake, as our taxes were raised almost immediately. We still haven't discovered the full extent of Clinton's sellout to China.

If we allow the country to let down its guard and elect faux moderate Democrats because they joined in the criticism of Kerry, we will discover too late that the Democrats will undermine our defense and leave Iraq at the mercy of Al Qaeda.
count Jon Tester of Montana among the tight race hypocrites:
"Senator Kerry's remarks were poorly worded and just plain stupid," said Democrat Jon Tester, in a tight Senate race in Montana.

John Kerry on Bob Casey:
“You and I can actually make this an outstanding day in Bob Casey’s Senate campaign to defeat Santorum”

John Kerry wrote an email on June 14, 2005, asking Pennsylvanians to make donations to the Bob Casey for Senate campaign. Kerry writes, “Bob Casey was there for us and Pennsylvania Democrats in 2004. Let’s do it for him in 2006.” (Email, John Kerry, June 14, 2005) He also writes “Join the community in Pennsylvania as we kick off a special one-day campaign to give Bob Casey a strong grassroots boost.”
Also - Casey refers to Kerry as a "great leader . . . patriot" - Allentown Morning Call - November 1, 2006.

"I'm Bob Casey and John Kerry has approved this message."

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Quote of the day - Joe Sobran

Power, like money, usually winds up in the hands of those who want it most passionately. The difference is that money is sometimes honestly acquired.

Joe Sobran

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Quote of the day - Ann Coulter - human experimentation

The left is so transparent: Nobody ever heard of this incredibly important research on human embryos until 10 minutes ago. Yet everyone makes believe he's known about the undiscovered bounty in human embryos forever, and talks about it with real moral indignation. This whole debate is a hoax designed to trick Americans into yielding ground on human experimentation.

Incidentally, whatever happened to all the conjectural cures waiting to be discovered in the rain forest? Somebody found a guava root that tasted good in tea once, and that's the last the rain forest has offered up. The pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. has been combing the rain forest for a decade looking for some useful weed. The results so far? Nothing.

Ann Coulter - July 26, 2001

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