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Saturday, October 30, 2004

What a Fun and Interesting Day!

There were so many volunteers for the Bush Walk-a-Thon here locally, they didn't need us, so hubby and I decided to take our pug for lunch and a walk at the San Antonio Riverwalk. I cannot fail to mention we had our campaign gear on, so it's not like we weren't still doing our part for Dubya. In fact the Munchkin pug sports a Bush/Cheney '04 button on his harness. I, of course, was wearing one too. Hubby swears the pug is the best ad Mr. Bush has going for him!

We finally settled on Landry's for lunch. The folks there are terrific, even making sure the puglet had water. The Munchkin pug can stretch out at my feet to be fawned over by passers by, most of whom remarked on what good taste he had in candidates. In fact, if anyone gets an e-mail with a picture of a pug wearing a Bush/Cheney badge, forward it to me, please. A lady had to stop and take his picture because of the badge. I told my husband I wouldn't be surprised to see that photo making the rounds on the web. Only one family group went by with a less than enthusiastic response, in fact the teenage son would have crushed him with his adult size 13, had I not been wearing my "mother bear" look that frankly said, "You're dead meat if you do!". What nice people sKerry has supporting him!

It was a great day to be down there, almost chilly at 82, and a bit of a breeze. And we had apparently just graduated a class of Air Force recruits, as there were many about with their proud parents. I even noticed some military folks with campaign ribbons already on their chests, having recently returned. I am nearly obsessive about telling every one of them that passes "Thank You!", but what I found interesting today was that the parents were telling me thank you for telling their kids thank you...and it struck me...could it be they're worried that what happened to Viet Nam vets could happen to their kids? It well could, if we allow the sKerrites to take over our country.

One unforgettable sight was a group of pledges from one of the nearby colleges, who were apparently undergoing the ritual fraternity hazing. Something about a hairy chested 20 year old guy in an evening gown sticks with you, but when you see 20 of them go by, all dressed for an evening out, in dresses fit for Paris Hilton, it's unforgettable. The best part was that they all had to stop and pet the pug, and remark on his GREAT taste in candidates! The very unfeminine "Hey, guys, a Bush dog!" was music to my ears!

After lunch we continued on our walk, and went to an area few non-locals visit. It's not populated by riverside restaurants, but by banks and office buildings, though not any less beautiful than the tourist areas. As we stopped for a "pug break", a young man passed us. He was taking pictures of things folks don't ordinarily take pictures of, i.e., the picturesque resting areas, the fountains, the mosaics, the flora and fauna, but was instead photographing bridges and buildings. We followed at a distance, and all I could think of was how fast can I get to my computer? It was my first chore to tip his description to the FBI the minute we got home! Beware, bad guys, we're watching you!




// posted by DagneyT @ 3:21 PM

Friday, October 29, 2004

The Connection Between that California Islamist & The Left's Idea of Schooling

When you saw that video clip [Under U.S. & World, click "Voice of Evil"] with the American male voice threatening America's streets "running with blood", did you wonder how a southern California young man got into Islam, with all of the delights and freedoms you have when you live in America? Wonder no more.

"Over the last few years, this practice has been quietly spreading into this nation's government schools system. In 1997, the U.S. based Council on Islamic Education produced a 'lesson plan' entitled "Muslim Holidays" for U.S. children. The manual is full of politically-correct information about Islam as well as tips on how teachers can circumvent regulations against religion. Since that time, over 4,000 U.S. teachers have used it in their classrooms with the blessing of their respective school officials.

Prayer rugs are distributed, Muslim prayers are recited, and basically a 'happy face' is put on the most dangerous and violent religion the world has ever known. Government teachers and administrators who are overwhelmingly liberal, no doubt take great pleasure in turning our public schools into American hadrassas.

This more than anything shows the ACLU for what they are...Another hypocritical, hate-America group. Can you imagine the fallout if 4,000 teachers brought Christian bibles or even a picture of Jesus into their classrooms?"

If the Left isn't resoundingly defeated at the voting booths across our nation, we can expect more of our children wearing rags around their heads, and wanting to kill parents and children in schools just like we saw happen in Russia! If that didn't wake you up to what the Democrat party has become, not to mention what they have done to our public schools over the past 40 years they've been in control, what will? An attack on one of our own schools?

If you want to call this a "scare tactic", then so be it. BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID!

// posted by DagneyT @ 11:24 AM

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Who Says sKerry Isn't Consistent?

In his first book, (excerpt "New Soldier)Now, however, I will not go blindly because my government says that I must go. I will not go unless we can make real our promises of self-determination and justice at home. I will not go unless the threat is a real one and we all know it to be so. I will not go unless the people of this country decide for themselves that we must all of us go." Well, we know he wouldn't fight for the USA back then, how about more recently?

In a 1994 interview with Frank Sesno, at CNN, with Sesno asking about our troops being sent to Bosnia:

KERRY: They are –

SESNO: Are they are worth dying for? That's the question.

KERRY: Well, it depends –

SENSO: Are they worth fighting and dying for?

KERRY: It depends what you mean by that, Frank. If you mean dying in the course of the United Nations effort, yes. It is worth that. If you mean dying American troops unilaterally going in with some false presumption that we can affect the outcome, the answer is unequivocably no.
(Hat Tip: 24/7)

Now let me get this straight: We have a man running for Commander and Chief who doesn't believe that we should fight and die for the American Flag, but it's okay if it's fighting and dying for the United Nations? I guess his view of the UN is consistent, while turning a blind eye to the fact that the UN is the most corrupt body imaginable!

And then there's partial birth abortion, where they take a living breathing baby, grab it by it's feet, pull it all but the head out of the woman's body ( I refuse to use the word "mother") and then stick an instrument into the child and suck its brain out, painfully killing it. He has voted 6 times to keep this horrendous practice legal.

Who says he isn't consistent? He is when it matters to him. And who say we do not have a clear choice?



// posted by DagneyT @ 7:33 AM

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

MSM & DNC...Joined at the Hip

If you ever doubted that SeeBS, NBCBS, ABCBS & the Communist News Network were just another arm of the Donk's party should have been dispelled with their latest collaboration. The phony "missing ammo" that Blather spewed last night is the biggest phony yet! NBCBS imbedded reporter put that to lie! How stupid can these people be?

Drudge quotes, "Jeff Fager, executive producer of the Sunday edition of 60 MINUTES, said in a statement that "our plan was to run the story on October 31, but it became clear that it wouldn't hold..." Eh? Collaboration between the MSM? The plot thickens!

More interestingly is the apparent collaboration with the candidate sKerry! This is from the 2nd debate, with Charles Gibson moderating, Kerry: "The president did not do what was necessary. Didn't bring in enough nation. Didn't deliver the help. Didn't close off the....Didn't even guard the ammo dumps. And now our kids are being killed with ammos right out of that dump. " If the story hadn't broken yet, [again, that is the 2nd debate] then how could sKerry already know about it?

Mr. Ashcroft, should we be investigating this? These MSM's should be classified as 527s? But then, doesn't the law say there can be no cooperation or collusion between the candidate and the 527s?

I have never known a business man who would put partisanship in front of the well-being of their company, but that seems to be what they are doing! If you have any stock in these companies, I'd sell it now. After the election it won't be worth a plug nickel!

UPDATE: This just in:

"The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry's antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily.

One freshly unearthed document, captured by the U.S. from Vietnamese communists in 1971 and later translated, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended."

Have we got our own October Surprise, Folks? Let's hope it is more credible than theirs!



// posted by DagneyT @ 2:41 PM
A Lesson in Stem Cell Funding for Morons on the Left

I visited Beaches for Bush via a link from Blogs for Bush to see pictures of a Florida rally for Bush, and spotted this item. Apparently this lady is one of those donks who doesn't bother using her brain, and instead operates from emotion. She has a son in a wheelchair, and heard that Bush is against stem-cell research, so she emotionally responds by supporting sKerry. And now she is facing felony charges for stealing Bush signs and attacking a woman trying to stop her. How good for her son was that stupid decision? Who will take care of him while she is in jail? sheesh Talk about moronic.

This is typical of the power of the MSM to promote this kind of hysteria. If they had bothered to report, with the same vigor, the fact that President Bush is the only president who has ever funded this kind of research, she would have reacted differently. Still stupid, maybe, but differently. The entire 8 years in office, and Slick Willie never showed support for it! President Bush signed support of it with tax dollars and made the decision to restrict federal funding to limited embryonic-stem-cell lines. There was NO federal funding before this president! The disputed embryos he doesn't want to fund research on, does not stop private industry or researchers from using them, just our TAX dollars!

Start using your head to make voting decisions, and leave your heart at home!

// posted by DagneyT @ 5:37 AM

Monday, October 25, 2004

Powerful Stuff!

I know. I know this is my third (6th?) post for today, but this was too important not to share. This says it all. There is nothing much I would add to it, and I won't.

Putting Everything in Perspective - An Editorial by Professor Matthew Manweller

In that this will be my last comlumn before the presidential election, there will be no sarcasm, no attempts at witty repartee. The topic is too serious, and the stakes are too high.

This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that will truly matter. Because America is at a once-in-a-generation crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance. Down one path lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence. Down the other lies a nation that is aware of its past and accepts the daunting obligation its future demands. If we choose poorly, the consequences will echo through the next 50 years of history. If we, in a spasm of frustration, turn out the current occupant of the White House, the message to the world and ourselves will be two-fold.


First, we will reject the notion that America can do big things. Once a nation that tamed a frontier, stood down the Nazis and stood upon the moon, we will announce to the world that bringing democracy to the Middle East is too big a task for us. But more significantly, we will signal to future presidents that as voters, we are unwilling to tackle difficult challenges, preferring caution to boldness, embracing the mediocrity that has characterized other civilizations. The defeat of President Bush will send a chilling message to future presidents who may need to make difficult, yet unpopular decisions. America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the decisions. America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the costs or appeal. If we turn away from that legacy, we turn away from who we are.

Second, we inform every terrorist organization on the globe that the lesson of Somalia was well learned. In Somalia we showed terrorists that you don't need to defeat America on the battlefield when you can defeat them in the newsroom. They learned that a wounded America can become a defeated America. Twenty-four hour news stations and daily tracing polls will do the heavy lifting, turning a cut into a fatal blow. Except that Iraq is Somalia times 10. The election of John Kerry will serve notice to every terrorist in every cave that the soft underbelly of American power is the timidity of American voters. Terrorists will know that a steady stream of grizzly photos for CNN is all you need to break the will of the American people. Our own self-doubt will take it from there. Bin Laden will recognize that he can topple any American administration without setting foot on the homeland.

It is said that America's WWII generation is its "greatest generation." But my greatest fear is that it will become known as America's "last generation." Born in the bleakness of the Great Depression and hardened in the fire of WWII, they may be the last American generation that understands the meaning of duty, honor, and sacrifice. It is difficult to admit, but I know these terms are spoken with only hollow detachment by many (but not all) in my generation. Too many citizens today mistake "living in America" as "being an American." But America has always been more of an idea than a place. When you sign on, you do more than buy real estate. You accept a set of values and responsibilities. This November, my generation, which has been absent too long, must grasp that 100 years from now historians will look back at the election of 2004 and see it as the decisive election of our century. Depending on the outcome, they will describe it as the moment America joined the ranks of ordinary nations; or they will describe it as the moment the prodigal sons and daughters of the greatest generation accepted their burden as caretakers of the City on the Hill.

Originally posted at http://caldwellhome.net/blog/archive/2004/10/18/216.aspx

// posted by DagneyT @ 1:31 PM
Who Said This?

"Because America knows the difference between genuine and junk." Any of us listed at Blogs for Bush? Nope. It's our old friend Rosie O'Donnel! Really. Yep! But you know, I don't think their message is getting out to the American public....or maybe it is.

"Rosie O'Donnell addressed a nearly vacant CLUB OVATION Saturday night in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida during a get-out-the-vote rally for Dem presidential hopeful John Kerry.

"You know, there's only like, you know, maybe 38 of us here and maybe we can just like tap a keg and put on some disco, and totally party," O'Donnell deadpanned. "

Oh dear. No one came to see her queenly-ness. How could that happen?

And that's not all, my former 2nd favorite singer, Cher, who for decades was a sell-out in mere days of announcing a concert, fared barely better.

"Only a couple hundred came out to see Cher Friday night at Miami Beach's CROBAR disco, but that did not stop the legendary diva from issuing an election warning against Republican control.

"There were supposed to be thousands of people here tonight. I'm not sure why that didn't happen, obviously the people putting on this thing were just not very good at it," an embarrassed Cher explained to the crowd."

Anyone have some whine for the Hollywierdos? They just don't get it. They think they are still in charge...and thanks to the President Bush and his support, they aren't.

I've said it before, I'll say it again, "SHUT UP, AND SING!"

// posted by DagneyT @ 9:28 AM
sKerry Caught in Another Lie

Or, as his campaign calls it, "an untruth", his assertions that he's made for the past year! He's been telling us...oh, here are his words, he lies much better than I:

"This president hasn't listened. I went to meet with the members of the Security Council in the week before we voted. I went to New York. I talked to all of them, to find out how serious they were about really holding Saddam Hussein accountable," Mr. Kerry said of the Iraqi dictator. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York in December 2003, Mr. Kerry explained that he understood the "real readiness" of the United Nations to "take this seriously" because he met "with the entire Security Council, and we spent a couple of hours talking about what they saw as the path to a united front in order to be able to deal with Saddam Hussein."

Well, it turns out he didn't meet with them after all. Did he just figure he could throw statements like that out, without someone verifying them? He's gotten away with lying for so many years, I believe he did! He didn't count on Joel Mowbray. Too bad, sKerry, you've been caught again! First the Swift Vets, now the U.N. Security council members. Shouldn't you have told your buddies over there to lie for you? "Integrity. Integrity. Integrity.", John? Your mother must be spinning in her grave! How dare you call our president a liar, when you define and epitomize "LIAR"!

Dare We Hope For This?

It seems that the Donk equivalent in Australia is showing some internal instability.

"The federal Labor Party has moved to a new level of dysfunction, one that is febrile and highly unstable. It now finds itself at a place where personal ambition and the settling of scores have a higher premium than finding a sense of common purpose or dealing with the realities created by John Howard's thumping fourth election victory."

If you have tried to have a reasonable conversation with a Donk lately, you might have noticed how unreasoned and illogical their points are. And when you continued attempting to use facts to prove your theory, pointing out the realities of what they, on the left, keep saying without any basis in truth, they've probably dissolved into s screaming maniac. Right? Hmmm....maybe there's hope after all. We'll see, come November 3!

Another sKerry Lie

This is entirely too easy. The man doesn't open his mouth without spouting lies! But this one goes more to the integrity issue. A Confession of a Viet Nam Vet is a story worth reading, because this young man was led astray by sKerry, and he's apologizing for it now. It illustrates a number of things;
1) The treatment of returning Viet Nam vets,
2) The exploitation of returning Viet Nam vets,
3) and last but not least, the utter perfidy of John F*ing sKerry!

And yet another? Sure, why not. I was just walking by the TV my husband is watching, and heard sKerry say what a mess Iraq is, so I thought I'd add Chrenkoff's last post on the good news from Iraq. Like I said, it's just too easy! I'll be back later if I hear more, and I'm likely to, don't you think?

// posted by DagneyT @ 8:57 AM

Sunday, October 24, 2004

What We're Up Against

This at Blogs for Bush....and if you don't think the left is losing it, this should convince you!

"One woman who voted early in Boca Raton, at the Southwest County Regional Library, complained that as she stood in line, two men behind her were "trashing our president," Fletcher said, declining to identify the woman. She tried to ignore them. Then the man touched her arm and said, "Who are you voting for?"
"I said, `I don't think that's an appropriate question,'" the woman said she responded.
"Uh oh! We have a Bush supporter here," screamed the man behind her.
For the 2 1/2 hours she had to wait in line, she was heckled by the man. As they neared the voting room, someone in the rear of the line yelled, "I sure hope everyone here is voting for Kerry!" she reported.
That's when the man behind her held his hand over her head and screamed, "We have a Republican right here!" There were "boos and jeers" from the crowd.
"I felt intimidated, harassed and threatened!" the woman wrote in her complaint to the Republican Party.
Elaine Fandino complained to the Republican Party that she took her mother to vote on South Military Trail in Palm Beach County and was confronted by 25 people supporting John Kerry for president. The crowd was "very angry and used foul language," she reported. She said the man next to her said, "Where's my shotgun?"


If you take your elderly parent to vote, I suggest you lie if you live in Florida! Apalling! These folks are coming apart at the seams! Gird your loins, as they say, before you go vote in battleground states, folks!

// posted by DagneyT @ 3:36 PM
The Enemy In The Heart of our Ally

The so-called "Guardian" in the UK is at it again! This time predicting that a Bush win, since the so-called "entire civilized world" praying for him to lose, would "thereby disprov[ing] the existence of God once and for all." That's bad enough, but this goes so far as to ask where Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth are "when we need them", thereby calling for the assassination of our President! And then this little gem of a quote; "Quite frankly, the man's either wired or mad. If it's the former, he should be flung out of office: tarred, feathered and kicked in the nuts." The left has gone so far round the bend, thanks to Mr. Bush, they are about to prove themselves as total loons! The only thing we can appreciate about this, is that President Bush is forcing these lefty-socialists nutcases to show themselves for all to see! We certainly cannot trust them in office!

My message to the Guardian:

Once again you have shown you are left leaning lunatics. Shut up, stand back, and OUR president will get the job done that you would leave undone. Without realizing your own peril, you dare to say these reprehensible things about a good man, a brave man, and a man who will go down in history as changing the face of the world. Care to ask the women standing in line to vote in Afganistan, so happy to have the right to vote if she feels that our President should be "tarred, feathered and...."? How dare you even think you are even capable of judging this man? You aren't good enough to kiss his boots!

To my readers:

Join me in, again, flooding their offices with indignant letters. When they pulled their stunt recently by asking their British readers to write to Clark County, Ohio residents, even providing their names and addresses, it backfired on them. So much so, even they admitted it had backfired! They were deluged with over 10,000 letters from indignant Americans, and the Clark County Republicans picked up a bunch of new volunteers! Let's do it to them again, they didn't seem to get the message to keep their limey noses to themselves!

// posted by DagneyT @ 8:05 AM

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Reassurance for Astology Buffs

November 2: Election Day 2004,

Moon Squares Jupiter, Mercury Trines Saturn

Tuesday's astrological weather calls for a bit of a storm, which is quite appropriate for Election Day. The emotional Moon will square off with opinionated Jupiter during the wee hours of the morning, so most of us will wake up in the mood to let the world know exactly how we think Things -- with a capital T -- should be run. Add that to the fact that this aspect also calls for excess, and it's easy to see that voter turnout may reach record numbers.

Fortunately, by morning the Moon (which reflects the public's voice) will be waving happily at the Sun, planet of leadership, showing that the will of the people is being voiced loud and clear. Thanks to the stable, grounding influence of an easy trine between cerebral Mercury and solid Saturn, which back up serious decisions, we probably won't see the confusion that resulted from 2000's election results. (Hat Tip: Astrology.com)

// posted by DagneyT @ 6:41 AM

Friday, October 22, 2004

My Earlier Post about Vernon Robinson, and the Camo-wearing Libs!

Oh Dear God! Sinclair publishing showed the TRUE COLORS that I warned about in the Vernon Robinson post earlier today. They hyped their showing of "Stolen Honor", with no real intention of showing it. They instead published a sKerry ad, after having cloaked it. What they showed instead was a a pro-sKerry shameless piece of crap! Guess I'll have to buy the movie from the producers, i.e., Swift Boat Vets!

Shame on you, Sinclair Publishing. You did one of two things; You either caved into the sKerry people, or you published what I wrote earlier on the Vernon Robinson post, i.e., you became the Saul Alinsky example for the left!

My guess? It's the latter! Be aware America. These guys are scamming us!

// posted by DagneyT @ 7:29 PM
Heros for Bush: My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys

I had to get the Vernon Robinson story out first, so I waited to get my Heros for Bush piece out. And I had planned to channel Dagney Taggart, who taught me why socialism disguised as liberalism doesn't work, in Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged". But I thought better of it after I read this at Blogs for Bush, shared by contributor Mark Noonan, and sent to him by his dad:

"While suturing a laceration on the hand of an 80-year old grizzled Texas rancher (whose hand had caught in a gate while working cattle), a doctor and the old man were talking about John Kerry's possibility of being in the White House.

"The old Texan said, Well, ya know, Kerry's one of those 'post turtles'. Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.

"The old man said, "Well, when you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle."

"The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain, "You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor dumb bastard get down 'afore he hurts hisself."

"Nuff said.................."

How often have you found yourself lamenting the seeming death of logic in America? Well, then, you've not spent enough time talking to a cowboy.

So I am going to channel cowboy poet, Buck Ramsey....


"We learned by look and feel, not studies-
-Unless it was the moves of pardsAhorseback, eloquent as bards.
It was a spark, and we would fan it
While riding favored by good winds
With favored ancients, proper ends.
The owners merely mined the granite;
We were sculptors of the herd.
Yes, ours the poetry; theirs the word.

Dagney taught me to think a thing through, and do it logically, with a goal insight.

But the Cowboys in my life, three uncles, taught me the keys to the real secrets of success; the power of hard work, good old fashioned horse sense, and doing what you love to do for a living. And you always have to do what's best, right and good.

To the left, that sounds "simplistic". There are too many "gray shades" to the left. That is what they are afraid of our President. He sees a job that needs to get done, and he does it. He sees clearly the right thing to do, and he does it. He knows Who gave him this clarity, and He thanks Him every chance he gets.

And he, George W. Bush, is a cowboy we call all admire!






// posted by DagneyT @ 11:10 AM
A Travesty, and a Warning!

I was supposed to channel my hero, Dagney Taggart, today. But I received a letter from a Republican candidate I had supported in his primary in South Carolina. Vernon Robinson wanted to replace a hero of his; Strom Thurmond. For those of you on the left, I wish to add that Mr. Robinson is a black man. And what the Republicans and the left did to this man during his primary challenge is unconscionable! He wrote in four pages what the not-so-Reverend Sharpton did to undermine his candidacy. Some of it was so off-the-wall that it was almost funny, i.e., when they accused him of getting a black woman pregnant, namely his wife. He and his wife are proud parents of three children.

After worse pounding than even President Bush has undergone, he came in #2 in a field of 12 Republicans, 9 of which were millionaires. He was not one of those 9. As his success began to be noticed, by following all the conservative points we live by, his opponents noticed. His opponents were promising jobs and pork barrel projects like new colleges and airports, but seeing his polls, these pseudo-conservatives began copying his speaking points, and saying "Vernon is right when he says..."!

The female who won the #1 spot had been an activist for women's rights, including abortion, until she learned that would not earn her anything....she had been in state government, and supported many liberal causes. Once she began parroting Vernon, her numbers rose, as she had the name recognition that Mr. Robinson did not.

The more I thought about the way his opponent won, the more it spooked me. It was something I had read in Barbara Olson's book, "Hell To Pay, The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham-Clinton". On page 47, she writes:

"To understand Hillary and much of her subsequent life, it is important to learn the philosophy and tactics of the mentor who has had more apparent influence on her than any other."
[Saul Alinsky]

The paragraph that gave me the spooky feeling about Vernon Robinson's situation was this one, and the same page:

"The trick, Alinsky suggests, is taking on whatever protective coloration one needs to win the trust of one's charges.....He admonishes the children of the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) generation to change their off-putting dress and language, to not be ashamed of their middle-class roots. "Our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and way of life of the middle class, he writes in Rules for Radicals."

Boiled down, what he is basically saying is "blend in", don't stand out like a sore thumb. When I originally read that I thought, "well, they sure didn't take his advice", thinking to myself the dreadlocked, baggy panted, pierced wierdos on the left. Until I noticed how Shrillary had transformed herself, in the rush to sell her book, from the dykey looking, dark colored pantsuit, & un-made-up look to pink girlie suits and pearls, nicely coiffed and made up by experts!

Overnight, I had a chance to sleep on Vernon Robinson's letter, and this morning the line that rang in my head was in regards to his "formerly liberal oppenent", and his hopes that she became more conservative as a result of what she learned in the campaign. I hope you're right, Sir. But I don't think so. As Rush Limbaugh likes to remind us, "Conservatism wins elections". It's what they do when they get in office that counts, and if they are going to start wearing conservative clothes, and saying they're a Republican, we cannot always believe it.

May you rot in hell Saul Alinsky, even though you do not believe in it.




// posted by DagneyT @ 9:24 AM

Thursday, October 21, 2004

A Letter from Afghanistan

Blackfive shared a letter from a friend of his in Afghanistan. His observations of their election day made me long for that feeling in America. Instead of thinking that voting were a chore, and time-user, a "if I remember to" event, I wish Americans would feel this way about our most sacred freedom. This soldier had this to say about the people of Afghanistan on their first election ever in their history:

"The real story is the desire of the Afghan people to vote. The weather here for election was the worst I've seen since I got here in May--snow in the mountains, rain, a sandstorm in the south, and low clouds. It hardly stopped these people. We worry about rain affecting voter turnout in the States, even though we drive cars to vote--these people didn't let the weather bother them, and most walked to the polling centers!

I heard stories of lines over a mile long, with people waiting patiently to vote. I also heard of people standing in those lines on crutches, with legs amputated because of landmines, and families who pulled their grandparents to vote in oxcarts, because they were too old to walk. I also heard of people standing in lines at 3:00 in the morning, in the snow, so that they could vote. (The polls opened at 7:00AM). There are also a few stories of people angry because the polls closed early, or mad that they couldn't vote a proxy vote for members of their village that couldn't walk to the polling place, but those were actually rare. "

He seems to have grown very fond of the Afghanis, and says our guys over there feel the same. Go read the entire letter, it is truly heartwarming!

// posted by DagneyT @ 1:09 PM
God's Sense of Humor?

Surely God wouldn't allow the Astros to beat the Cardinals tonight, would He? A Politics-weary populace should have to deal with that? Not funny. I don't think we have enough duct-tape to prevent my head from exploding over the coverage of that fiasco! The spin-maesters in the MSM will have a heyday! God Forbid, please?

For those of you non-sports fans, Houston is Bush's home town, and it's home of the Houston Astros. In their 43 year history they've won NO pennants. Needless to say, they want it BAD.

Last night, the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees, so they are in the final game to win the pennant. Need I say that they are the BOSTON Red Sox? These are the same Boston Red Sox who have been under the "Curse of the Bambino" since the 1800's! You think they got this far and want to lose?

Astros and Red Sox in the final game is AGONIZING to contemplate! As a Texan, I should be thrilled to see one of our teams in the game. I hate to admit it, but I'm praying the Astros lose tonight!

// posted by DagneyT @ 9:44 AM
Heroes for Bush on Friday!

The Truth Laid Bear is hosting a Heros for Bush contest on Friday. He's invited us bloggers to participate by channeling our favorite fictional heroes, in my case heroine. It will give me a chance to set the record straight, i.e., whereas my blog is named for Dagney Taggart, it is officially Dagney Taggert for copyright considerations to the Ayn Rand character in Atlas Shrugged. One of my readers corrected my spelling on LaShawn Barber's blog, curiously.

That's all for now!


Update: From Barking Moonbats is this great site for you to send your undecided pals. And if you have not seen Vilmar's uplifting encounter with the President in a very energized Florida, check out the link for Barking Moonbat here. He got some awesome pictures of the rally in Florida, and had a front row seat. He even got to shake the President's hand. You'll love the T-shirts he spotted.

More later.

// posted by DagneyT @ 5:03 AM

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

This is so predictable!

It appears that there are some undeliverable voter cards in Ohio. Now who would have thought that? Just because they've recently registered over 300,000 new voters there? And it was done by a George Soros 527 called ACT? Hmmmm....go figure!

"COLUMBUS - Thousands of cards mailed by county election boards to newly registered voters in Hamilton County and throughout the state are being returned because the people can't be found.

John Williams, director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections, said the situation indicates that there might not be as many new voters as some expect in a state deemed crucial in the presidential election."

Columbus? Was that where they were paying druggies to get registered voters with crack cocaine? I frankly don't remember, and do not care to check it out, simply for the fact that if we only caught one moron who filled out the form with Mary Poppins on it, there must be more. It's kind of like "if you see one mouse, that means there are a bunch more that you do not see".

And then you see these types of
comments coming from them;

"Sen. John Kerry has a simple strategy if the presidential race is in doubt on Nov. 3, the day after the election: Do not repeat Al Gore's mistakes.

Unlike the former vice president, who lost a recount fight and the 2000 election, Kerry will be quick to declare victory on election night and begin defending it. He also will be prepared to name a national security team before knowing whether he's secured the presidency."
[Hat tip: Matt Margolis, Blogs for Bush]


If you aren't seeing the Bush links at the top, it is because, apparently, the President's site has been hacked to the extent that the DOS is appearing. More dumocrap thuggery!

The dumocraps are in danger of making themselves as irrelevant as the disgraced UN. And it's about time!




// posted by DagneyT @ 4:22 PM
Heard From His Own Mouth!

Unbelievably, sKerry actually told David Susskind, in a 1994 interview, when asked about sending troops to Bosnia. [ I wish I knew where Rush found that sound byte, I would post it, and will if I am able to find it later, but right now I am so furious that I HAVE to get it out of my system!] He actually said that it was right to send our troops to die if they were under the UN's banner!!! And then continued to say that if it was because our country just wanted to go into another country to fight, then, NO, it was WRONG!

This man actually believes it is wrong for our army to fight under the American flag, but it is just fine for them to fight for the UN, those scum-sucking bottom feeders? How dare he? This man should be in jail for being a traitor, rather than running to be our brave men and womens' commander in chief!



// posted by DagneyT @ 1:11 PM
JOB APPLICATION NAME: John sKerry

RESIDENCE: 7 mansions, including one in Washington DC, worth multi-millions. I served in Vietnam (four months).

EXPERIENCE: Law Enforcement. In my career as a U.S. Senator, I've voted to cut every law enforcement, CIA, and Defense bill. I ordered the city of Boston to remove a fire hydrant in front of my mansion, thereby endangering my neighbors in the event of fire. I served in Vietnam (four months).

MILITARY: I served in Vietnam (four months). I used three minor injuries to get an early discharge from the military and service in Vietnam (as documented by the attending doctor). I served in Vietnam (four months). I then returned to the U.S., joined Jane Fonda in protesting the war, and insulted returning Vietnam vets, claiming they committed atrocities and were baby killers. I served in Vietnam (four months). I threw my medals, ribbons, or something away in protest. Or did I? My book " Vietnam Veterans Against the War: The New Soldier", shows how I truly feel about the military. I served in Vietnam (four months).

COLLEGE: I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. Unlike my counterpart George Bush, I have no higher education and did not get admitted to Harvard nor graduate with an M.B.A

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE: After College and Vietnam, I ran for the U.S. Congress and have been there ever since. I have no real world experience except marrying very rich women and running their companies vicariously through them. I served in Vietnam (four months).

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: As a U.S. Senator I set the record for the most liberal voting record, exceeding even Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton. I have consistently failed to support our military and CIA by voting against their budgets, thus gutting our country's ability to defend itself. Although I voted for the Iraq War, now I am against it and refuse to admit that I voted for it. I voted for every liberal piece of legislation. I have no plan to help this country but I intend to raise taxes significantly if I am elected. I served in Vietnam (four months). My wealth so far exceeds that of my counterpart, George Bush, that he will never catch up. I make little or no charitable contributions and have never agreed to pay any voluntary excess taxes in Massachusetts, despite family wealth in excess of $ 700 million. I served in Vietnam (four months). I (we) own 28 manufacturing plants (Heinz) outside of the U.S. in places like Asia, Mexico and Europe. We can make more profit from the cheaper cost of labor in those Countries, although I blame George Bush for sending all of the other jobs out of Country. I served in Vietnam (four months). Although I claim to be in favor of alternative energy sources, Ted Kennedy and I oppose windmills off Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard as it might spoil our view of the ocean as we cruise on our yachts. I served in Vietnam (four months).

RECORDS AND REFERENCES: None. However, I served in Vietnam (four months).

PERSONAL I practice my Catholic faith whenever cameras are present. I ride a Serotta Bike. I love to ski/snowboard. I call my Gulfstream V Jet the "Flying Squirrel". I call my $850,000 42-foot Hinckley twin diesel yacht the "Scarmouche". I am fascinated by rap and hip-hop and feel it reflects our real culture. I own several "Large" SUVs including one parked at my Nantucket summer mansion, though I am against large, polluting, inefficient vehicles and blame George Bush for our energy problems. I served in Vietnam (four months).

PLEASE CONSIDER MY EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING IN 2004.

(hat tip: Linda)

// posted by DagneyT @ 5:25 AM

Monday, October 18, 2004

Other Dangers from The Left

After weeks of watching the desperate left and their thugs in the unions trash Bush-Cheney headquarters, I decided I needed to address the unions, and their detrimental effects on their members and America. Do some research, and you can easily tell that Australia is going through the same sort of problem with their unions and their Labour party (donk equivalent) as we are.

First off, let's look back to the 20's & 30's of that last century. Child labor. Bad. Legislation to prevent it. Good. [ And please keep in mind, Civil Rights legislation was still on the docket, but being voted down by dumocraps] And then come the "organizers". And Woody Guthrie, et al. And the legend begins, i.e., "labor unions take care of the downtrodden". From an early age, I was a history buff, and tried, in vain, to argue with my Dad on the point that "they have outlived their usefulness" point.

How do I know anything about this, you might ask? Easy to answer. My brother is a 3rd generation union flunky...oops, member/official. My Dad was a member of the typographical union, and growing up, we weren't allowed to eat Fritos, because the company was not union...etc. It extended to a ton of goods and services! My Grandfather was a member of the railroad union. Boy, was that a sweet deal. Railroad was underwritten by the government, and he had a very nice retirement that the rest of us do not qualify for, similarly, the teachers unions! Never had to rely on SS$. Neither did/do they have to pay those taxes...hmmmm. My brother is an Iowa state employee union member.

Okay, having established my credentials, how are unions helping America? They aren't. Even a 3-4 hour "discussion" with my brother last year netted this comment, "You know, Sis? After all we do, the private sector still gets paid better than we do." [duh] I just told him "Thank you, you just made my point." And I went to bed, leaving him to mull over that point.

How would you feel if your raise was predicated on "collective bargaining"? How do you feel when the slacker in your office got the same raise as you? When my Mom argues with me on the issue, she likes to bring up a friend who had a problem with a manager, and the union "fixed it". HUH? If you have a problem, get another job. Why pay union dues when you know darn good and well they are going into an administrators pocket, with a goodly sum left over for candidates' coffers for someone for whom you may not want to vote?

The problem is; most of our bureaucrats, such as the partisan who leaked the latest bombshell against President Bush, [whatever that may be, depending on the MSM] are unionized, and it takes nearly an act of congress, or outright treason, to get rid of their sorry A$$ES! One of the major complaints these guys have against Bush and the "Patriot Act" is that their normally "safe" jobs could be in jeopardy, because of it!

So when the chips are down on their side, as they are now, who do they send as axe-men to trash the Bush-Cheney headquarters? Go figure.


// posted by DagneyT @ 3:07 PM

Sunday, October 17, 2004

A Repeated Theme

I keep hearing a repeated theme in different news coverages; caves and tunnels. It seems that the preferred method to gain entrance to America from Mexico is via tunnels. I also saw an on-line report of the entry into Iraq from surrounding countries via tunnels. There was even one report saying that is the preferred method of leaving Iran and Saudi Arabia to get into Iraq. And another report regarding tunnels leading into Israel, from neighboring countries. As a 60's kid, I heard the same about Viet Nam. Smallish Americans are sometimes difficult to find, but they were in great demand in those days for that reason.

Are my fellow countrymen already at work on methods to ferret out {PETA will hate that inference} methods to stymie these efforts? Ubetcha! That's what the extremists hate about America. We do not allow obstacles to deter us. We just overcome them.



// posted by DagneyT @ 5:33 PM
Another Reason To Vote FOR George W. Bush

One of my favorite reads, Baldilocks, sent me to a blog I have not been reading enough, Froggie Ruminations. Now before you got hyperlinking over there, let me preface this by saying he, being a special forces guy, has some knowledge and understanding that the rest of us may not have access to; i.e. Osama bin Ladin is dead. So why is George W. not telling us that critical fact?

"Because the President knows that making UBL a martyr would serve to further inspire his minions, and he realizes that preventing this from happening is more important than his re-election. Instead, UBL remains forever silent even as his recruits yearn to hear his voice. Eventually these cultists will realize themselves that UBL went out like a punk, not a martyr and that the AQ head shed has been lying to them for years. That realization combined with US combat boots knocking their teeth down their throats will go a long way to beating this cult into submission. But it is important to recognize that the President's committment to killing terrorists supercedes his committment to his own re-election. I'm sure he hopes that the American people will come to this conclusion on their own and vote for him anyway, but it is quite a risk to take in the ultimate ME situation."

And if that weren't enough for you, he continues;

"This kind of integrity and committment stands in stark contrast to his opponent. Kerry has proved to be a Blue Falcon, a traitor, a louse, a shameless opportunist, and an lazy bureaucrat that pads his resume. "

Any questions?

// posted by DagneyT @ 4:27 AM

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Galvanized and Energized!

The Comal County, TX Republican party met today. A more geared up group of people I've never seen! I am fortunate to live in a county that is 82% Republican, and boy, are they enthused & ready to go as we get down to the last few days before the election. One note I wanted to share, the RNC is willing to pay transportation, room and board for anyone wanting to help out in battleground states, so if you have the time, and can give them 5 days, go to either Bush-Cheney '04 site, or the RNC site, and volunteer. I'm lobbying my husband to go do it!

I also shared with them the best place to go for up-to-the-minute news on the race, namely Blogs for Bush. This is the most important election in my lifetime, and I'm past the 1/2 century mark.

// posted by DagneyT @ 4:17 PM
sKerry's Not Welcome at Church?

Apparently the church sKerry, Jay Rockefeller, and Bob "KKK" Byrd were going to visit together tomorrow, has told them they cannot politicize the visit...and they're having trouble finding a replacement, according to this story by Bob Withers. It seems that they are still calling around to find a replacement church! (Hat Tip: LaShawn Barber)

Kudos to that Pastor, for protecting his flock!

// posted by DagneyT @ 9:40 AM

Friday, October 15, 2004

And To Support My Last Post

This man has more to say, and he does it very clearly. And he is not the only one! (Hat Tip to Scott at Blacks for Bush)

"I will vote for the reelection of President George W. Bush because:
1. He is pro-marriage. He believes marriage is between a man and a woman.
2. He is pro-life. He believes that the killing of unborn, helpless, innocent children is wrong.
3. He is willing domestically to stand for what God stands for (Faith-based initiatives prove this).
4. He has a Black woman in the White House (and she is not a maid).
5. He has a Black man as Secretary of State (and he is not a "Tom").
6. He has a Black man as Secretary of Education (and he is not a "figurehead") .
7. He has stood by (not fired) those high profile Black cabinet members.
8. He believes that "No Child Should Be Left Behind".
9. He has publicly honored God and welcomed the representatives of God.
10. He is willing internationally to stand for what God stands for (against sinful UN initiatives).
11. He cares about being right (though, [as all human beings] he is sometimes wrong).
12. He welcomes and seeks the advice of God's people.

I will not vote for Mr. John Kerry because:
1. He claims he is for marriage but he won't stand against the proposed abuses of it.
2. He claims he is against abortion but he won't stand against the uses of it.
3. He does change his stated positions often.
4. He claims to be Catholic but he won't stand for what the Catholic Church stands for.
5. He tries to accommodate the sinful agendas of some Democrats and thus weakens his moral stance.
6. He tried to run on his VietNam "record" and not on his Senate record.
7. He does not seem to have a clear view of where he thinks America should be going."

God Bless you, Sir.



// posted by DagneyT @ 3:40 PM
We Cannot Allow This To Happen To America!

When I hear Chris Wallace, on Fox and Friends, say that Dick Gephardt told him we could be in for Florida 2000 times 5, I just want to scream! With ACORN (google it) running around paying folks per registration, and similar groups, funded by 527's and George Soros, all over the place signing up 17 year olds, illegal aliens, and felons, I can not imagine November! Matt Drudge's scoop on the donk's manual combined with the precident set in 2000, it appears the donks do not care what they put this country through, as long as they get their power back.

I'm not going to go into the unscrupulous "outing" of Mr. Cheney's daughter, except to say that it is another example of the lengths to which these people will go. This was calculated, and that is confirmed by the Edwards comment during the VP debate, and confirmed by the completely unconscionable comment made by Edwards' wife (his wife has been called his political muse) when she said that Lynn Cheney "seemed ashamed" of her daughter's sexual preference! The reason I believe it is calculated, is that these people have this ridiculous view of the right; racists, sexists, homophobic religious radicals. If they remind the right that Cheney's daughter is a lesbian, they'll stay away from the polls! So we would, what? Vote for sKerry instead? Balderdash!

Unlike many of my fellow bloggers on the right, I do not believe it will be close. I believe in the heart and soul of America. I believe Americans see through sKerry & the Breck Girl, and cannot imagine Tootsie Heinz in their White House! I believe that Americans will turn out in droves to be sure that their voting places are kept honest, and that the vote will be overwhelmingly in favor of the Bush/Cheney ticket! In Australia, they were told it would be close, and look what happened there! The Australians are as much like Americans as any country on earth, and I believe the same will happen here.

Americans will not allow their country to become a Banana Republic!

UPDATE: It's already begun! Hal Lindsay at WorldNetDaily has the story

"In the process, they've {Note: refers to the Donks} managed to undermine voter confidence in our election system to the degree that the State Department has asked the Europeans to monitor this election for fairness. They've managed to convince voters that the election isn't fair because the voting machines are suddenly too complicated for old people and minorities. "

"While nothing is idiot-proof, old people and minorities managed to elect Bill Clinton twice using the same equipment. It didn't need to be overhauled until it somehow misfired and elected George Bush instead. No matter how many times they recounted, George Bush still got more votes than Al Gore. Therefore, there must be something wrong with the voting equipment. "


// posted by DagneyT @ 8:10 AM

Thursday, October 14, 2004

We Needed to See This Long Ago!

I just saw this at Bunker Mulligan's site, and have to share it. This is a group from Corpus Christi, TX


ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN TEXAS

IN THE NAME OF GOD THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST MERCIFUL
We your Muslim neighbors in this great city of ours, wish to raise our voices in unison, loudly and unequivocally to express our consternation, revulsion and most forcefully condemn the recent abhorrent and barbaric acts of the taking of innocent lives of our two countrymen in Iraq as we equally do so all previous acts that have no respect for human life no matter what the Cause.
We declare that those who commit acts of murder and abject cruelty in the name of Islam are not only destroying innocent lives but are also betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent. No injustice done to Muslims can ever justify the massacre of innocent people and no act of terror will serve the cause of Islam.
The Glorious Quran says: " …if anyone slew a person, it would be as if he slew the whole humanity and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity." (Quran 5:32).
Therefore, we rise to distance, repudiate and dissociate ourselves form any Muslim group or individual who commits such brutal and un-Islamic acts. Further, we refuse to allow our faith to be held hostage by the criminal actions of the very few acting outside the teaching of Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and solemnly declare:
NOT IN THE NAME OF MY FAITH…NOT IN THE NAME OF ISLAM!
In such trying times, we, as American Muslims of this beautiful city, convey our heartfelt condolences and prayer to the families of those unjustly slain and pledge to aggressively challenge extremism among our ranks and equally raise our voices against demonizing Islam as a whole.

// posted by DagneyT @ 11:51 AM

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Debate Mystery Cleared

During the 2nd debate, sKerry said the president "got $84 from a timber company that (he) owns, and he's counted as a small business." After Bush's initial surprised face, he said, "I own a timber company? That's news to me." Then he made light of it, and said "Want some wood?"

The odd exchange took place in the second debate was not cleared up by factcheck.org, where sKerry's handler apparently found the factoid, rather it was further clouded. In truth, the President forgot that he helped a man to achieve his dream by helping him fund a tree farm, and for which he is still a partner. John Taylor, according to a piece in the San Antonio Express-News by Joseph S. Stroud, was a former resident of San Antonio, who moved with his family to Jonesboro, and wound up in business with the President of the United States.

"Bush, Taylor said, helped him fulfill a dream of starting a tree farm after a brief conversation at the president's ranch near Crawford. The deal came together after Bush hired Taylor's construction company to do some remodeling work.

"I think that he heard through the grapevine that that was kind of a goal of mine was to start a tree farm operation" Taylor said "And he kind of brought it up with me one day, and I think I popped off and said 'Well, you want to go into business or something doing it?' and he said 'Well, let's look at it'."

The article goes on to explain that it isn't a timber company, rather a 50-70 acre plot on the president's ranch that is growing oaks, elms and cypress trees intended for commercial sale and replanting.

Another fact that factcheck.org & sKerry got wrong was the $84. It was income from an oil and gas well that President owns, that from Robert McCleskey, a Midland accountant who runs the president's personal trust fund, and who helped to set up the tree farm.

The article interviewed Mr. Taylor and his wife, Elizabeth, who said of the president, "He's a very good person, he really is. You hear the things that are portrayed about him and know that so much of it is false that it's frustrating."

The point that sKerry was getting to is that this qualified the president as a small business owner, and therefore would benefit from the tax cuts. Yes. dimwit, that is true, which is why all small business owners should consider very carefully before voting for YOU!

We know that feeling, Mrs. Taylor. We know it very well. Thank God the election is almost here, and the landslide he's going to win by will, hopefully, silence much of it!

// posted by DagneyT @ 8:45 AM

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I Know, I Know...I have too much time on my hands!

You're right. This is my third blog today. But I feel like crap thanks to a side effect of the flu shot, so I'm sitting...and little else, today. But Powerline (linked) has given me reasons to blog again. He sent me to this editorial by my favorite Dem, Zell Miller. You can find it at the Washington Post He has some hilarious quotes from an interview with Zell. On the Powerline site, he quotes, in an interview with National Review Online;

NRO: Why aren't there more Zell Millers in the Democratic party?
MILLER: The Democratic tent has shrunk to the size of a dunce cap. There's no room for conservatives like me. We used to have moderates and conservatives in the party. Then they ran us all out.

Zell has the gift of wonderfully understated zingers!

Zell is so right ON with this observation of the MSM. His Op Ed (linked above) entitled "Iwo Jima, if covered by media today", begins

DAY 1 With the aid of satellite technology, Cutie Cudley interviews Marine Pfc. John Doe, who earlier came ashore with 30,000 other Marines.

Cutie: "John, we have been told by the administration that this island has great strategic importance because if you're successful, it could become a fueling stop for our bombers on the way to Japan. But, as you know, we can't be sure this is the truth. What do you think?"

And it goes on to highlight not only the difference between the Donks & media then & now, but to call into question any interview you see on the MSM! Please! Keep that in mind as you head for the voting booth.


// posted by DagneyT @ 5:10 PM
What Has Happened to My Native State?

I knew that the Californication of Colorado had begun before I moved away, but I didn't realize it had become this bad. http://tinyurl.com/7x88b It's a federal law that convicted felons have lost their right to vote by having committed their crime. But apparently not in Colorado! After an emergency meeting on Columbus Day, it was decided to allow it, so as not to "disenfranchise" someone! http://tinyurl.com/5jb8n

Colorado, what is going on with you?

// posted by DagneyT @ 1:42 PM
The Left Will NOT Like This!

The uber-left body known as Nobel has just announced an economic awardee. He may never get the award after this, though; http://tinyurl.com/5cp9f . It says Edward Prescott has "picked up" his prize, but what is your bet they put a "stop pay" on that check after this:


"What Bush has done has been not very big, it's pretty small," Prescott told CNBC financial news television.

"Tax rates were not cut enough," he said.

Lower tax rates provided an incentive to work, Prescott said.

Oh, they are going to be very upset with him! tee hee...tee hee!

// posted by DagneyT @ 1:32 PM

Monday, October 11, 2004

An Exercise in Contrasts

In case anyone missed it, sKerry had an interview in the New York Times Magazine this weekend that illustrates how safe we would feel with him at the helm of our country. "We have to get back to the place where terrorists are a nuisance like gambling and prostitution... we're never going to end them." It's no coincidence that it's a quote I cannot link to it...it seems to be MIA! sheesh! If anyone can find the link, let me know, I'll post it. The whole article is totally disturbing. NUISANCE is what 9/11/01 was? What is wrong with this man? He just shot himself in the foot with that inane statement!

So let's contrast this with what is going on in Afghanistan & Iraq...the "rest of the story", as Mr. Harvey might opine.

Beginning with Iraq, the ever prolific Mr. Chrenkoff http://chrenkoff.blogspot.com/ wrote about the news in Iraq, but began his tale rather blithely. I love his sense of humor, check it out at http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110005739 I don't know where to start quoting this article, but how about here, since so many of us have fretted about the Al Jazeera impact on the Iraqi people;

In media news, Iraqis it seems are becoming a nation of avid TV viewers, with ever-evolving tastes:
Newly launched Iraqi channels with a focus on domestic affairs now seize more than 20% of the television viewing in Iraq, according to a survey. The survey, by Baghdad University's Centre for Psychological Studies, also reveals that Iraqi TV viewers are no longer as enchanted by major Arab satellite news channels.


While 64.4% still watch Arabic (non-Iraqi) channels, the viewers have switched away from major television news outlets such as Aljazeera and Alarabiya. Foreign channels broadcasting in Arabic have seen their television market share in Iraq drop to about 13%, the study says. The findings are a blow to the Qatar-based Aljazeera and the UAE-based Alarabiya whose viewing has slumped to 15.1% and 7% respectively, according to the study. On the other hand, the Egyptian satellite channel where entertainment dominates programming attracts the largest number of Iraqi television viewers. . . . "

What a change! A delightful one I might add.

So what about Afghanistan? Check out http://tinyurl.com/5sj95 (you'll love the disclaimer that it might not reflect the UN's positions)

Najiba, 22, a female student was also scared of violence during voting, but remained eager to cast her vote and select a leader. "I heard that warlords will not allow people to go to polling stations," she told IRIN in the east of Kabul. "But this is our first real chance to have a say in who rules us, I must do it, whatever the risks."

All weekend, Fox News and Drudge had reports of different folks standing in line to vote, saying they were ignoring the dangers. Women were quoted as saying they never thought they would have any say-so in their own destiny, as they had tears rolling down their faces. And men saying they didn't care how much in danger they might be, they never thought in their lifetime they'd have the right to vote. What is the dumocrap party not seeing in this? Where are the women's rights groups?

If you read that entire article from Chrenkoff, you will see a country, Iraq, that is thriving. You will see that their stock market is running pre-war levels. You will see that they are having joint missions with Jordan, an American ally, to encourage private companies to invest in Iraq. You will see their efforts to insure that their elections are held in a completely fair manner. Even the current "interim" government is not allowed to tamper with their efforts. You will see their efforts to rebuild is causing shortages in materials, and the ways they are encouraging the creation of concrete factories. And you will see that the efforts to improve the lives of the people are going to be enhanced by their river development projects to encourage tourism. In my own city, San Antonio, they had a recent job fair, offering jobs in Iraq starting at 6 figures! Opportunity runneth amok!







// posted by DagneyT @ 4:23 PM
Tax Freedom Day!

Need more proof of sKerry's lies? I got this in my e-mail this morning, from NewsMax.com;

"John Kerry Has an Early Tax Day!

Every year an independent tax watchdog group analyzes the average tax burden on Americans and then calculates "Tax Freedom Day." This is the day after which the money you earn goes to you, not the government. This year, tax freedom day was April 11. That's the earliest it has been since 1991. Its latest day ever was May 2, which occurred in 2000.

Recently, John Kerry gave a speech in which he claimed Americans are actually paying more taxes under Bush, despite the tax cuts. He gave no explanation and provided no data for this claim. [Note from me, so what else is new?]

Another interesting fact: Both George Bush and John Kerry are wealthy men. Bush owns only one home, his ranch in Texas. Kerry owns four mansions, all worth several million dollars. (His ski resort home in Idaho is an old barn brought over from Europe in pieces. Not your average A-frame.)
Bush paid $250,000 in taxes this year; Kerry paid $90,000. Does that sound right? The man who wants to raise your taxes obviously has figured out a way to avoid paying his own."

And I might add, we still do not know what Tootsie Heinz-sKerry paid! And the only way we would find out, is if she became the First Lady, but since that isn't going to happen, I am happy not knowing!


And Then There Is THIS Reason NOT To Vote For sKerry

If his lack of personal integrity is not enough for you, perhaps you haven't heard from the Swift Vets yet. This article http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041011-123955-3725r.htm will give an insight into why they have chosen now to come forward with their stories:

" Their beef with Mr. Kerry has driven them to action, the Swiftees say, as they search their collective memories for the truth. Many say they felt shame before, but now they are a band of brothers. "Unfit for Command," which was co-authored by a leader of the group, is a best seller. And on Saturday, they received a wire for $500,000.

"In more than one firefight, Kerry actually pulled our boat out of it and ran out of the canal. I don't think John Kerry was a coward," says 57-year-old Steve Gardner, from Clover, S.C., who spent more than two months with Mr. Kerry on PCF 44 as a gunner's mate 3rd class.

"I think John Kerry was an opportunist. And he was very ineffectual. He did everything in his own best interest. He was always carrying a little notebook with him. I assume it was his diaries. He was very aloof and disdainful of people under him," he said."

In short, the man has no core. These men have earned the right to call him out, and point out to Americans that this is NOT a man you want to lead your country!




// posted by DagneyT @ 8:42 AM

Sunday, October 10, 2004

The Democrats and Churches!

One of the complaints the left-leaning loonies make about the right, is that we're religious, using the Moral Majority as an axe with which to batter us. Yet every election, their candidate is seen in a black church! Today sKerry is in Miami for the day, attending mass (many Catholics in Miami are also Cuban exiles) and then attending a "traditionally black" church with Jesse Jackson! Can you imagine if President Bush did that? The hue and cry would turn the air blue with their profane pronoucements against him!

Meanwhile, at Rasmussen

One of the most amazing things about the left, is that they just do not get it! The American people have not been dumbed down to the extent they think we should have by now, since they've been in charge of the school systems for 40 years! At the Rasmussen poll, which is not yet taking into account the President's stunning performance at the most recent Debate, that "John Kerry's lead in New York is down to single digits. The Empire State, among the bluest of the Blue States from Election 2000, is still in the Kerry column for our Electoral College projections, but the raw numbers are stunning." Now if you didn't already know it, New York is a state that generally goes for whomever the dumocraps have running, so this is shocking to me! You can check out their numbers at http://tinyurl.com/4u9q7 I am sure that sKerry's camp can't be happy about this, either!

You can check all of the states and the total numbers here:
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/Presidential_Tracking_Poll.htm

Chuckle...chuckle...chuckle

// posted by DagneyT @ 9:07 AM

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