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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Not Ignoring Katrina

Honest. I'm really not ignoring the devastation in New Orleans, but I cannot write about that which makes me cry! In case you hadn't noticed, it is what drives me bananas that makes me write. And it is this sort of thing that makes me absolutely furious! At a time of crisis, political correctness raises its ugly head! I remember the riots in Watts when I was growing up. That was probably the start of the problem.

It used to be that when folks broke into stores and houses that didn't belong to them, the police could shoot their sorry butts. Back then, the order would go out, "looters will be shot on sight". The threat would generally stop the trend in its tracks! Where is that order in New Orleans?

I'm heading east, this time, to attend another wedding. See y'all when I get back, unless something sufficiently ticks me off to borrow my sister-in-law's computer! Have a safe and fun Labor Day!

// posted by DagneyT @ 3:00 PM
There's Hope!

As I noted in my earlier post regarding my trip to Southern California, the far left is a dying breed, regardless of what their blogs would have you believe. Logic trumps left-wing ideology evertime. As further evidence of this, I offer this online poll proposed by the right/left team of Curtis & Kuby on WABC-AM radio in New York City. This is a regional radio show, hosted by the founder and leader of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, and his on-air left-wingnut co-anchor, Ron Kuby.

In this bastion of perpetual left-leaning population, the question was: [in case there's a new one when you check it out]

"Who do you think is to blame for the high gas prices?" The choices were oil companies, gas stations, China & India, OPEC, or environmentalists. 53% of the respondents pointed the finger exactly where it needs to be pointed: Environmentalists!

The left would have the American people believe the conservatives of America do not care about the environment. Do they not understand the logic that we all want to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and enjoy wildlife? It was only a matter of time until the preponderance of Americans understood that what the left stands for is neither logical, nor is good for our country!

// posted by DagneyT @ 1:54 PM
Don't They Realize?

I've spent the better part of this morning perusing some of my favorite blogs I've been neglecting. From Germany, Davids Medienkritik is proof that not all the people in EU have lost their common sense to liberalism. However, their brand of left wing kooks are suspiciously like ours, i.e., the Greens in both America and EU are cut from the same moonbat cloth! He tells us:

"Yes, that's right. The hurricane Katrina that killed dozens of people, that destroyed countless homes, flooded parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, that left millions without electricity - it's all Bush's fault, according to a leading member of the German Green party, who happens to be Environmental Minister in Chancellor Schroeder's cabinet. Never mind that statistics don't show a particularly increase in the frequency of hurricanes in the U.S. in the last decades. Germany's general elections are scheduled for September 18, and the German left is in dire need of a neocon scapegoat for every disaster that befalls the world. And George W. Bush is the default villain in German politics and in the German media... "

After I stopped laughing, I googled "Bush caused Katrina", and came up with 125,000 hits! Not all accuse the President as actually causing it, but not surprisingly, many do!

Does the left not realize that any credibility they may have had is rapidly disappearing in the wake of their all-consuming hatred of George W. Bush? You cannot go that far out, and not be considered certifiably looney-toons! I, for one, say "Thank you, Mr. President, for pushing the right buttons so that the left is coming completely unhinged, and showing the American people their true colors!"

// posted by DagneyT @ 6:28 AM

Monday, August 29, 2005

Home Again...For a Few Days

What a week! What a wonderful week! Here I was, expecting a sKerry sticker on every car, meeting clueless libs at every turn, and generally feeling out of place in Southern California. I was pleasantly surprised, and not a bit shocked! Could it be that the only far left wingnuts are isolated in Hollyweird? Can it be that the state heretofore known as the Queen of the Blue states isn't all that blue? I was in many parts of the Los Angeles area, and saw only one sKerry sticker, absolutely no anti-Bush stickers, two PRO-Bush stickers, and hardly any
moonbats to boot! I was queried about the "to do" in Crawford, a la Cindy "The Dupe" Sheehan. I asked if they were interested in hearing about the handful of protestors the media was concentrating on, or the multitudes who were there in support of the Iraq policy and the troops that the MSM was ignoring? The chuckles were gratifying.

My visits with Al and Lance were amazing. My time with Sue was utterly pleasant...considering that between the two of us, we can literally suck the oxygen from any given gathering. We split up, and dominated enjoyed our own arenas, as is our nature! For me, to sit at a table with 4 guys, including their football coach, and reminisce about bygone games, was a delight! Did I mention that I sat on the bench with the team my senior year? I had complained to my football friends that I never got to watch the game when sitting in the stands. The girls would either want to chat about unrelated topics, or ask me what just happened! sheesh! So my "big brothers", a.k.a. my pals, invited me to sit on the bench...but then regretted it. They had to watch their language! (Aw, the good ol' days!)

Who says the women's movement has not accomplished positives? Me. I know. So indulge me with a couple of observations that could be construed as positives regarding the women's equality movement...or it could be just general enlightenment, you be the judge. Both of my observations have to do with my two sons, 1) The baby son, age 32, got married this weekend. As he picked me up from friends' house, I observed how he deftly navigated freeway traffic, while coordinating all that needed to be done with wedding planner, florist, banquet & lodging facility directors. My heretofore perpetual teenager had turned into the man I always knew he could be...if his father would just allow him to grow UP! The florist told him that in her 20 years, he was the first groom she had dealt with on a wedding. 2) My eldest son is the father I always wanted. He is one who is involved in his sons' lives and is hands-on! What a delight to watch him play in the hotel pool with his boys. My oldest grandson, nearly 16, is fond of saying "I learned that from my dad.", even when it's about things unrelated to gross bodily noises, i.e., his observations on life. [It couldn't be my parenting skills, could it?]

To spend two days with like-minded friends, and to enjoy their hospitality was the icing on the cake for me! Sharan and I spend time on IM nearly daily, but to actually spend time in person, to visit with her and her charming husband Randy, was just too much fun! It is difficult for me to find folks who are as "up to date" on the politics of today as I am, so that made it doubly fun.

There is a saying we fishermen favor, "God does not subtract the time man spends fishing" In my heart of hearts, I believe He also does not subtract the time we spend with family and dear friends. In fact, I think I probably added several valuable years to my life this past week.

// posted by DagneyT @ 2:47 PM

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Gotta Make This Fast

Folks waiting to get on this computer are forcing me to make this a fast one. I got up to the usual TV coverage of Cindy "the dupe" Sheehan, and I remarked to my husband that I wished I was a cartoonist. I'd draw a picture of Cindy as a marionette, and show the likes of lets say George Soros, or maybe Michael Moore, et al, working the strings of her moving mouth, arms and legs. Then I checked out The Drudge Report and voila! Let's take a look at this, and this!

Since I cannot take long to add my observations, I'm going to open this up as a forum for you to offer your opinions as to who is manipulating Cindy's marionette strings. Go for it!

// posted by DagneyT @ 10:09 AM

Friday, August 26, 2005

Another Pop In!

I'm still here, in sunny Southern California. Expected heat is bringing expected rolling blackouts as we head into the weekend. Sure hope it doesn't interfer with my son's wedding! grrrr

I had to pop in as soon as I saw the headline at the Drudge Report; "Civil War breaking out in Iraq". If you want to know what is really going on, go here! Somebody needs to put the monkey boy, Muqtada al Sadr, out of Iraq's misery! This nutcase should have been put down years ago!

"Right now there are bloody clashes in Najaf between the supporters of Muqtada Al-Sadr and the residents of the city.The clashes started after Al-Sadr men tried to reopen their office which has been closed for months but the locals attacked the office, set fire in it and clashed with Sadr's men."

It's Iraqis against Sadr and his equally nutty followers, not "civil war"! [Thanks, Omar, for keeping things real!] See y'all again next week, unless I need to do this again.

// posted by DagneyT @ 8:31 AM

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Popping In From The Left Coast

UPDATE: Thank you, Mike Thomas, for setting me straight on the Lawrence DiRita being a political appointee. My apologies to my readers for not having done my homework. I can only excuse myself for being on someone else's computer, on time that is not my own. However, I stand by my point. Who do you think did the research for Mr. DiRita, Mike? Since he is a relative short-timer, how would he be able to do indepth research in order to make the statement? He would only know basically what he had been told by long time DoD employees. AFSME members were the ones providing him with the data, IMHO.

Here I sit, in my Club G'itmo Orange T-shirt, awaiting my hosts' eventual wakening, and anxious to get started on the day's adventures. We're going to visit the Ronald Reagan library, and I figure it is the only venue in Southern California where I might be safe to wear this shirt! I will definitely have to take a photo and e-mail it to Rush to add to the gallery.

As I was reading the Drudge Report this morning, he had two different stories about the Able Danger story that I could not resist writing about. (I hope they sleep awhile longer!) The first story is all about the Pentagon's denial of knowing about Atta before 9/11. The 2nd flatly contradicts it:

"The officer, Scott J. Phillpott, said in a statement on Monday that he could not discuss details of the military program, which was called Able Danger, but confirmed that its analysts had identified the Sept. 11 ringleader, Mohamed Atta, by name by early 2000. "My story is consistent," said Captain Phillpott, who managed the program for the Pentagon's Special Operations Command. "Atta was identified by Able Danger by January-February of 2000."

In the case of the Pentagon story, who is speaking?

"But Lawrence DiRita, a Pentagon spokesman, said a review of materials related to Able Danger has so far turned up no evidence that it identified Atta, the reputed leader of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon."

Let's take a minute and examine the quoted individuals in these two reports, because it does have something political to say to us. One, Capt. Phillpott, is a military man. His Commander in Chief is President Bush. As we know, most military personnel fully support the President. The other, Lawrence DiRita is a "Pentagon spokesman". Translated, that means a Pentagon bureaucrat, and likely a member of the Association of Federal, State, Municipal Employees, or AFSME. My brother is a bigwig in that union. This union endorsed and supported John Kerry or Howard Dean, I can't remember for sure which it was, but my brother was disappointed. He wanted Dick Gephart.

Considering my previous posts [scroll down] on this matter, do you see where I am going with this? The spin machine for Shrillary's candidacy, and Slick Wilie's legacy is still in high gear, but this time, there's a counter-spin.

// posted by DagneyT @ 7:55 AM

Friday, August 19, 2005

OT! For Me, Anyway

I normally have something to say about the political climate, news story, etc., because that is basically how I am mentally constructed. The upcoming week is bringing such gifts, that I hate to ruin my mood of anticipation by looking at the news! For the first time in nearly 10 years, I will be in the same room with both of my sons, and both of my grandsons! What a treat! Because we live in 3 different states, it is a too seldom treat. My baby son is marrying a lovely lady, who is going to be very good for him. I know he'll be good to her, because I raised him. Add to that delight, the opportunity to surprise some dear friends I've known for 50 years, at a class reunion I am not expected to attend!


I spoke today with a cherished friend from my past. I will get to visit with him in the upcoming week. He is the one who took me to the prom, and he ended up marrying one of my best friends.

He taught me to drive when I was 16. Both my parents had given up on me. To this special man's credit, I have NEVER been in any sort of collision, and I have only one ticket on my record, thanks to my baby son, who was trying to remove himself from the child safety seat in the back seat of my car. It's difficult to discipline at 60 mph!

Remarkably, this exceptional man taught me to drive his 1950 Ford coupe, complete with stick shift! I can still speed shift, when necessary! Up or down shift! I will never forget his big bare feet [we were surfer kids] on the dash board, and every time I killed the engine by letting out the clutch too fast, he'd tell me patiently what I needed to do to restart it. I have, to this day, never met a man who had more patience with me than Lance! Much to my parent's dismay, he also taught me to ride a motorcycle and surf!

Another pal I will be visiting this weekend, was a girlfriend with whom I went to grade and middle school. We were separated by boundary lines, sending us to different high schools. We never forgot those girl talks we had sitting in my bedroom on the only seating I had, my trundle beds (children, google it!). Interestingly, the last time she and I visited [4 years ago] was at her home in the California desert, and we did all our talking sitting on the bed in the guest room, instead of over a cup of coffee at the kitchen table, like grownups! Just like when we were kids. I was something of an oddity to her as a kid. I had my own bedroom. She was from a family of 6 children. There was just my brother and I. She considered my mom to be the "Donna Reed" of the neighborhood. I know, I'm aging myself. She has since told me that my family was her inspiration to own her own home. Sue has surpassed that, owning many homes, and two successful businesses.

My all time favorite pal is my own personal candidate for Angel on Earth. I first met him in the 4th or 5th grade. Do you remember what boys are like at that age? I don't know the exact age, it's been so long, 9-10-11 years old? I remember my sons at that age. Gross was "IN", i.e., anything having to do with rude bodily functions, or denigrating "eeeewwww, girls", and rough-housing were the order of the day. Not Al. There was never a more gentle soul than his. He was, and is, a true and loyal friend to us all.


Because he and his brothers had had scarlet fever, they didn't have any hair. No eyebrows, no eyelashes, nothing. He wore a hat as a child, and never took it off. One year, we got a new teacher who didn't know Al. She insisted he remove his hat. We were aghast that she should be so insensitive to him, and a whole group of us trooped off to the principal's office to complain about this awful woman who was making our friend uncomfortable! I don't remember the outcome, but it was the first sign of "activist" to come out in me.

My favorite story on myself took place sometime during our sophomore or junior year of high school. He was/is an absolute genius at golf. I was somewhere other than home on the day he stopped by to let me know he'd hit an eagle. Now, you have to keep in mind I was 14 or 15 at the time, and considered this to be a person who was entirely capable of walking on water. When my mother reported to me his message that he'd accomplished a remarkable feat for a golfer, [me the golf-idiot] I replied "Al? He wouldn't DO THAT!". No, silly person Juli, he did not "hit" a bird of prey. He hit what anyone with any claim to fame in the golf world would love to do....DUH.

When we were juniors in high school [he went to a rival high school], Al was the kicker on his school's team. Because he's ambidextrous, it mattered not where the ball was placed on the field, he would kick it through the uprights. Late in the football season, Al had kicked the winning point to put his team in the playoffs, and after the game had gone with a brother to retrieve his stolen car from the police station. As he and his brother were crossing the street, in the crosswalk, with a policeman, a car with no headlights, struck Al. Here's how he told me the story, "I was walking across the street, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I was flying 100 feet above the ground! When I came down, I landed on this guy's hood. I knocked on his window and asked if he'd stop and let me off. Well he took me seriously, and screeched to a halt, throwing me 100 feet in front of his car!" I remember laughing and crying all at once!

Al was in the hospital through the holidays, and into spring. I don't remember ever praying so hard for anyone in my life, as I prayed for Al. During all those long months, evenings and weekends were spent visiting Al. Five or six from my high school would be on one side of his bed, with 5 or 6 from his school on the other. The nurses looked the other way on the "2 visitors" rule, as they all had learned to adore this man the way we did. He never wore his hat again after that accident.

A Jewish friend of mine told me years ago about an old Hebrew proverb; "The rich man is one who can count a true friend for every finger of his hand". It is why I have always felt rich! See you in a week or so.

// posted by DagneyT @ 7:15 AM

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Are Liberals Helping to Protect the U. S.?

Ali thinks so. Ali has always believed that the likes of Michael Mooreon and George Galloway are helping the cause of the terrorists, but he seems to think they have something to do with keeping America safe from attacks:

"Another thing that this message and previous ones show is what other bloggers have already noted in that the Jihadis are following the western media and using the arguments of the far left to feed the fears of westerns and Americans, like the note about Vietnam and the use of the "no blood for oil". That's why I think that people like George Galloway and Michael Moor[e] are doing a great service to the terrorists.Another point that I have argued about before and that seems to be showing clearer in this message is that Al Qaeda cannot attack American soil, not in the short term at least and not until the fate of Iraq is sealed beyond doubt as far as the terrorists and their supporters are concerned."

As my post on the 15th suggested, we are only united when we have been attacked and have a common enemy. Can the Islamofascists afford to silence their biggest supporters, i.e., the American & European leftists? Don't misunderstand me, I am NOT denigrating homeland defense, but it does give one food for thought.

Oh Dear! It just occurred to me! The left clearly wants Bush to fail in his care of us, will they shut up when this same thought occurs to them? I doubt it!

ABLE DANGER Source is OUT!

In this post, I spoke about the revelations that the esteemed Rep. Curt Weldon recently spoke out about. Interestingly, he's been trying to speak out for many months! Apparently he finally got noticed while the rest of Congress was in their tradition August recess! Slow news days will sometimes allow buried stories to see the light of day. Well consider this the mere "dawn" of that day, because this is just becoming more clear! Rep. Weldon's sources have gone public: [hat tip: Drudge Report]

"An Army intelligence officer said Wednesday he told staff members from the Sept. 11 commission that a secret military unit had identified two of the three cells involved in the 2001 terrorist strikes more than a year before the attacks.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, who said he was associated with the "Able Danger" unit, said that during a 2003 meeting in Afghanistan, he mentioned that the unit had identified Sept. 11 ringleader Mohamed Atta along with three other hijackers as terrorist suspects.
Three months later, in January 2004, Shaffer said he was back in the United States and offered to follow up with the commission, but his offer was declined.


"I just walked away shocked that they would kind of change their mind, but I figured someone with equal or better knowledge ... probably came and talked to them, so they must've taken care of it," Shaffer said. "


Col. Schaffer, ask Jamie Gorelick about the information wall she built, during the Clinton administration. Apparently it was justified by reasoning "we can't have another Waco".

Mainstream media is basically ignoring the story for the time being, though AP and NYT have written about it. The NYT's coverage, true to the grey liberal lady's nature, is opening with their usual tactics, ready to tar and feather the messenger;

"Colonel Shaffer's lawyer, Mark Zaid, said in an interview that he was concerned that Colonel Shaffer was facing retaliation from the Defense Department, first for having talked to the Sept. 11 commission staff in October 2003 and now for talking with news organizations.

Mr. Zaid said that Colonel Shaffer's security clearance was suspended last year because of what the lawyer said were a series of "petty allegations" involving $67 in personal charges on a military cellphone. He said that despite the disciplinary action, Colonel Shaffer had been promoted this year from major.


Colonel Shaffer said he had decided to allow his name to be used in part because of his frustration with the statement issued last week by the commission leaders, Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton."

Try as they might, this is an issue that is going to resonate loud and long with the American people! This theoretically could have changed history. Meanwhile, the finger pointing in D.C. has already begun! As more facts become known, the Clinton legacy gets more tainted than it was before;

"State Department analysts warned the Clinton administration in July 1996 that Osama bin Laden's move to Afghanistan would give him an even more dangerous haven as he sought to expand radical Islam "well beyond the Middle East," but the government chose not to deter the move, newly declassified documents show.

In what would prove a prescient warning, the State Department intelligence analysts said in a top-secret assessment on Mr. bin Laden that summer that "his prolonged stay in Afghanistan - where hundreds of 'Arab mujahedeen' receive terrorist training and key extremist leaders often congregate - could prove more dangerous to U.S. interests in the long run than his three-year liaison with Khartoum," in Sudan.

The declassified documents, obtained by the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act request and provided to The New York Times, shed light on a murky and controversial chapter in Mr. bin Laden's history: his relocation from Sudan to Afghanistan as the Clinton administration was striving to understand the threat he posed and explore ways of confronting him. "

We're still scratching our heads over Pres. Clinton's taped testimony over Sudan's offer to hand over bin Laden, and his "pleading" with the Saudis to take him, and their subsequent refusal. Of course, his recent comments suggest that he's having senior moments. [For you youngsters, that's when us old folks forget things.]

Between Able Danger, and the departmental bureaucrats trying to cover their various rearends, the proverbial manure is gaining speed toward the fan. Anyone want to wager how fast Slick Willie will be in the market for French real estate? His ego cannot handle it if it gets worse for his "legacy" here. Who cares, as long as he takes Shrillary?....fat chance!


// posted by DagneyT @ 2:47 PM

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

This Guy Deserves A Medal!

Gary Northern, of McClennan County, Texas, deserves to have won a medal, but instead, he's facing jail and a fine! Where can I go to donate to his fine?

"Witnesses said the driver swerved the truck in and out of the makeshift memorial Monday night.

The protesters who are camped out in Crawford expressed outrage at the vandalism."

When a holy icon is used by a bunch of athiests, pacifists and clueless lefties, the situation calls for correction. Mr. Northern should be given an award!

The End Of 28 Years

What a shame! I guess this is what she's been asking for;

"The document states the Sheehan[s] have been separated since June 1, and it's unclear if the divorce papers will be served to Mrs. Sheehan at her vigil location in Crawford, Texas, or back at the couple's home in Vacaville, Calif. "

How can someone be so blind? Cindy, you really should have learned about what you are protesting against before you went off half-cocked!

Bill Beat Me To This Post!

Bill Crawford, of "All Things Conservative" beat me in posting about the most recent bogus poll by the Liberal media, a.k.a., MSM.

"According to the poll, the breakdown of respondents is 39% Republican and 49% Democrat. This does not represent the country's political landscape(after the last election the breakdown was 37% Republican and 37% Democrat), and given that 80% of Democrats believe the president is doing a miserable job you can't expect the poll results to reflect anything differently given that they made up a large majority of those polled."

He didn't mention that 90% of Republican's thought the president is doing a GOOD job! Don't let the liars get to you, do your homework when they make statements you find difficult to believe.

Going To California

Yep, sure am, much as I hate being away from Texas. I leave Saturday to reconnect with old friends from school, and to attend my baby [6'3"] son's wedding....And to try to keep from getting beat upon mercilessly when I am confronted with the expected Bush-bashing. As you may have noticed, I am not one to shy away from expressing my opinions, but since I will be staying with a dear friend who holds the same views, that should help. I just hope my Club Gitmo T-shirt gets here before I go. I want to wear it to the Reagan Library! Wearing it anywhere else could put my life in danger! I also plan to take my shirt with Dubya pointing his finger, and the words "I'm saving your a$$, like it or not!"

I am taking two books on the plane, "Men in Black", by Mark Levin [I'm nearly done with it.] and "The Third Terrorist" by Jayna Davis [I've been saving it for the trip!]. Too bad I'm done with the Swift Boat Vet's book! That'd stir some conversations! It actually did, too, when I took it on a trip just before the election!

Who, me? Stirring the waters? Nah....thankfully classmates.com shows that 68% of my fellow grads are conservative. There may be hope for that blue state yet! But if I don't come back after Saturday, you'll know what happened to me!

// posted by DagneyT @ 12:47 PM

Monday, August 15, 2005

Making the Rounds

This has been making the rounds on the e-mail "forward" circuit, so chances are, you've already seen it. Snopes and Urban Legends haven't debunked it, so I feel it is worth posting here, since I rarely do the forward thing: [keep in mind this was immediately post 9/11]

"We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA.
Read this excerpt from a Rumanian Newspaper. The article was written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title "C"ntarea Americii, meaning "Ode To America") in the Rumanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei:

"Why are Americans so united? [see what I mean, 'post 9/11'?] They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs. Still, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart.

Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the army, and the secret services that they are only a bunch of losers. Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby to gape about. The Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand.

After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing.

On every occasion, they started singing their traditional song: "God Bless America!" I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of people.

How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being? Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes. And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put in a collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy.

What on earth can unite the Americans in such a way? Their land? Their galloping history? Their economic Power? Money? I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace.

I thought things over, but I reached only one conclusion...Only freedom can work such miracles.

Cornel Nistorescu "

A citizen of Rumania gets it, why can't the Democrats in America get it? Hearing the clamor and nonsense from the left, it is disturbing to think it may take another attack before we have this cohesion again!

// posted by DagneyT @ 2:20 PM

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Mohammed's Eloquence

This post is one of the most moving posts, in a long line of moving posts, from our friend Mohammed, that I have ever read, and I've been reading he and his brothers for nearly 2 years. It speaks to a person who desperately needs a good "talkin' to", as my grandmother would have said. Cindy Sheehan, I pray you read the rest!

"But today I was looking at your picture and I saw in your eyes a persistence, a great pain and a torturing question; why?

I know how you feel Cindy, I lived among the same pains for 35 years but worse than that was the fear from losing our loved ones at any moment. Even while I'm writing these words to you there are feelings of fear, stress, and sadness that interrupt our lives all the time but in spite of all that I'm sticking hard to hope which if I didn't have I would have died years ago."

Is the spotlight so important, Cindy? Does it ease your pain to be on TV for countless hours in your wrong-headed attempt to stop the war? Are you proud, Cindy of becoming a pawn to the likes of Michael Moore? I hope and pray, Cindy, for the sake of your soul, that you read the rest of Mohammed's post.

"We cried out of joy the day your son and his comrades freed us from the hands of the devil and we went to the streets not believing that the nightmare is over.We practiced our freedom first by kicking and burning the statues and portraits of the hateful idol who stole 35 years from the life of a nation.

For the first time air smelled that beautiful, that was the smell of freedom."

Can you read those words, Cindy, and have a clear conscience where your son's memory is concerned? Do you have any idea of the magnitude of the gift he and his fellow soldiers have given the Iraqi people? I find it reprehensible that you prefer the spotlight and accolades of others as misguided as you, rather than joining the mourning that your family is going through, despite you.

Let Them Shake In Their Boots!

No wonder they're afraid of us. No wonder they cannot defeat us!

// posted by DagneyT @ 12:23 PM

Friday, August 12, 2005

HIP HIP HOORAY BRITS!

They may be late in coming to the table on this, but they're showing more
gumption that we are in rounding up the bad guys in UK!

Gorelick's Wall

Have you seen anything about Able Danger in your local newspaper? Have you read how the 9/11 Commission's report is now mostly bogus? How about the fact that one of the commissioners, Jamie Gorelick, had a part to play in it? The legal wall she built in the Justice Dept. to keep the various departments (FBI, CIA, et al) responsible for the safety of Americans from communicating with one another? That we knew about Mohammed Atta, and his terror cell, but were prevented from passing the information from the Defense Dept. to the FBI? I discussed this in an earlier post, and even asked the question of how long it would take to hit MSM's headlines. I'm still waiting. In fact, do a search, and all you'll find all the in-depth stories on it comes from blogs! Gosh, wonder why?

Ms. Gorelick's "wall" quite obviously was a danger to our country's safety! Even a moron could understand that forbidding law enforcement agencies from communicating their knowledge of a case or suspects is ludicrous. My question is WHY? What possible reason could the Clinton administration's appointee, Jamie Gorelick, have to erect such a wall? To protect something....someone.....but what? Who? The fact is, Jamie Gorelick should have been testifying in front of the 9/11 commission! Instead, to protect something?, or someone?, she was placed on the Commission itself. Sandy Burglar and his forays into the National Archives comes to mind...what did he take? Destroy? Put back?

When the 9/11 commission's staff was given reports from Able Danger, the staff apparently (if the commissioners can be believed) did not inform them. Why? Why isn't the media mentioning it? I never feel easy when it comes to career bureaucrats being in charge of our national security. They are more inclined to be interested in their cushy union-protected jobs!

No media coverage, no answers for difficult questions, why? Easy answer; Bill and Hillary Clinton. His so-called legacy, and her candidacy.

And On That Note: This Is Going To Be Fun!

Have you heard Janine Pirro speak yet? She is impressive! I've heard her in a couple of venues, and she is a powerful speaker. She is decisive, she is knowledgeable, she is sure of her positions! I can hardly wait for a debate between her and Shrillary!

Shrillary is lacking the charm, the record, the "New Yorkness" that Ms. Pirro brings to the table, plus Ms. Pirro is sure of where she stands and how it plays in Buffalo! Senator Clinton is not sure where she stands from one day to the next! For our girl Shrillary, it all depends on which way the political winds are blowing!

And it doesn't look good! I've heard numbers that suggest she's gone down in New York polls as much as 13% since Pirro's announcement. They would like us to believe that there will be an issue of Ms. Pirro's husband, but is Senator Clinton really wanting to get into a shouting match over husbands? Especially since Ms. Pirro's hubby got picked up due to a phone tap that Ms. Pirro ordered placed, in her capacity as Westchester County Prosecutor.

The other issue is Pirro's Guiliani-like social issues, for conservatives that is, until they learn that many of her purported "attitudes" about abortions, and their questionable accuracy.

NARAL is helping Shrillary by endorsing Ms. Pirro. Don't let that tactic influence you, either! A lying chameleon [check #3!] and a dedicated public servant with an outstanding record of judicial experience...can you hardly wait? With only one other announced candidate, Edward Cox, it would seem the primary is decided before it happens.

// posted by DagneyT @ 12:56 PM

Thursday, August 11, 2005

This Just Breaking!

"Please Stop, Cindy"

Drudge is just breaking this story, and I'm going to help it get out there!

"The Sheehan Family lost our beloved Casey in the Iraq War and we have been silently, respectfully grieving. We do not agree with the political motivations and publicity tactics of Cindy Sheehan. She now appears to be promoting her own personal agenda and notoriety at the the expense of her son's good name and reputation. The rest of the Sheehan Family supports the troops, our country, and our President, silently, with prayer and respect.

Sincerely, Casey Sheehan's grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. "

Drudge has an "e-mail me" on his site, and this was sent directly to him! I had heard that much of her family was not in agreement with this woman, but this is the first official report. Wonder how long it will take to hit the rest of the media?

New Texas Statistic

Five years after they took the census, they're still analyzing the data. The newest one to hit the headlines is this:

"According to the population estimates based on the 2000 Census, about 50.2 percent of Texans are now minorities.

In the 2000 Census, minorities made up about 47 percent of the population in the second-largest state. Texas joins California, New Mexico and Hawaii as states with majority-minority populations - with Hispanics the largest group in every state but Hawaii, where it is Asian-Americans."

I love this statistic, because like all statistics, it only skims the surface of the facts. The facts are that the method they used to determine it was "spanish surname".

The truth is, there are generations of "spanish surname" families who have inter-married with the black and white population. Now you have hyphenated "Hanson-Garcia", officially "spanish surname".

This goes back as far as the founding of Texas. The "landed gentry" in the 1800's was made up of primarily Spanish land grants, and German industrialists. Many prominent families inter-married, regardless of country of origin. Granted, we have a large influx from Mexico more recently, but the truth of origin is looking more like the true picture of America. You marry the person you're in love with, regardless of origin or skin color. IMHO, that's the way it should be.

In fact, there is no "majority" in Texas. I know, you thought the majority would be hispanic, didn't you? Nope! We are all a part of a minority here! Where is Jesse Jackson when I need him!

// posted by DagneyT @ 11:15 AM

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Slick Willie's Legacy Slips Another Rung

Try as he might to rewrite history, Bill Clinton's administration's actions keep smacking him in the backside. Despite putting Jamie Gorelick on the 9/ll commission, instead of testifying in front of it, the truth just keeps slipping out! Her creation of walls between the Defense Dept., the FBI, the CIA, and any other law enforcement groups from sharing information, has been found to be more destructive anyone ever thought possible! Even after Sandy Burglar tried to cover the Administration's tracks at the National Archives, the truth is coming out!

"Weldon told reporters that in September 2000, the unit recommended that information on Atta be turned over to the FBI 'so they could bring that cell in and take out the terrorists' but that never happened. Lawyers at the Pentagon rejected the advice since Atta and his cohorts were in the country legally.

'In fact, I'll tell you how stupid it was, they put stickies on the faces of Mohammed Atta on the chart that the military intelligence unit had completed and they said you can't talk to Atta because he's here on a green card,' Weldon said. "

Y'all remember Atta, right? The leader of the 9/11 operation? History is better than a lie detecter at sorting out the truth. Face it, Lover Boy, you'll go down in history as a disgraced, impeached philanderer whose administration was one of the most corrupt and damaging administration in the history of America. Your charm will die with you, and all you'll have left is history's chronicle.

Who Got Hold Of Cindy?

I wrote about the woman, a mother of a fallen hero, who is making a spectacle of herself near the President's ranch in Crawford, TX. By now, everyone has seen her and her group, as the story is running all over every cable news program, at least once an hour. What they aren't talking about is why she has changed her tune? Interestingly, the usual suspects in the news don't want to talk about that! The story her hometown newpaper is totally different than the one she's telling now. [hat tip: Laura Ingraham radio show]

"In Henson's story, Cindy Sheehan explained carefully, "I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis ... I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith."

Sheehan also said the trip to Seattle helped connect her family to others that had lost a son or daughter in Iraq. Sheehan said sharing their story with those families was rewarding, as was the time she got to spend with her own family.

"That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together," she said in the story. "


You have to wonder, who got to her? What turned her into this radical peace activist? Maybe she's just trying to get out of paying taxes?

The really sad part is what this must be doing to her son Casey's buddies in his unit. To them, I want to say, "Hey Guys! You are all heroes, and your work was and is appreciated by Iraqis, and most of America! God bless you one and all."

NARAL's Desperation

I find it fascinating to watch the lengths the left will go when they are desperate, it's usually quite amusing. Yet this ad, which CNN has, not surprisingly, agreed to carry, is so full of lies, I cannot believe anyone would actually air it!

"It shows images of a bombed clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.

"The ad is false.

And the ad misleads when it says Roberts supported a clinic bomber. It is true that Roberts sided with the bomber and many other defendants in a civil case, but the case didn't deal with bombing at all. Roberts argued that abortion clinics who brought the suit had no right use an 1871 federal anti-discrimination statute against anti-abortion protesters who tried to blockade clinics. Eventually a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court agreed, too. Roberts argued that blockades were already illegal under state law.

The images used in the ad are especially misleading. The pictures are of a clinic bombing that happened nearly seven years after Roberts signed the legal brief in question." [www.factcheck.org should be in everyone's favorites list.]

Is there not some law against this type of lying? If not, there should be!

ADDENDUM:

I'm listening to Sean Hannity's show, and hearing the father of another fallen hero. His son JT was killed in action, and he too met with the President. He retells the story of the President hugging his wife and kissing her on the head, while asking "How you doin', Mom?" I was so moved by this story, because as the man told Sean, the only other person to kiss his wife on the head was his deceased hero son! He said hugging Dubya was like hugging an old football pal from high school, and that his genuiness was palpable.

Then I remembered a news quote of this woman who is standing outside of President Bush's ranch, telling a reporter that "He called me 'mom'. I thought it was disrespectful." Now that is either perspective, or a downright perversion. In her case, she sounds perverted.


// posted by DagneyT @ 1:20 PM

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Web-surfing Finds

I commented yesterday about an American woman's protest of our military in Iraq. Today we have a report of more women protesting. Iraqi women protest that they want a civil government! Mohammed correctly points out the banners being held by a man on one side and a woman on the other is a very good sign! Mohammed does a terrific job of chronicling his report with photos. Go see them. I love his "black cloud" reference! Why can't our media over there get coverage like this? The commenters are already on this at ITM, and "USMC" has suggested I write to them. I suggest we all write to them! Thank goodness for bloggers and the internet!

This is a remarkable find! The athiest and their anti-religious "scholars" who decry the Bible as mere storytelling of ancient church founders will hate it:

"Workers repairing a sewage pipe in the old city of Jerusalem have discovered the biblical Pool of Siloam, a freshwater reservoir that was a major gathering place for ancient Jews making religious pilgrimages to the city and the reputed site where Jesus cured a man blind from birth, the LOS ANGELES TIMES reports.

The pool was fed by the now famous Hezekiah's Tunnel and is ``a much grander affair'' than archeologists previously believed, with three tiers of stone stairs allowing easy access to the water, according to Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archeology Review, which reported the find Monday.

``Scholars have said that there wasn't a Pool of Siloam and that John was using a religious conceit'' to illustrate a point, said New Testament scholar James H. Charlesworth of the Princeton Theological Seminary. ``Now we have found the Pool of Siloam ... exactly where John said it was.''

For those of us who have had a mistrust of the authenticity of the Bible drilled into us in public school, this is a revelation that makes me, for one, want to pick it up more often.

Back to today, let's talk about the American economy. No one else is talking about it! Well, except for Larry Kudlow! Not even the man directly responsible for it is talking about it! George W. Bush should start every speech by reminding us: More Americans are working today than at any other time in history! More Americans own their own homes than ever before in history! Come ON, President Bush! Toot your own horn!

I'm going to let Kudlow elucidate:

"Since May 2003 — which not coincidentally was the debut period for Bush’s tax cuts on personal income, dividends, and capital gains — the economy has generated 3 million new jobs. Using the Labor Department’s household survey, 2.6 million more people have been employed since the tax cuts. The unemployment rate has dropped to 5.4 percent from 6.3 percent. Weekly unemployment claims have fallen to 300,700 — the lowest since late 2000.

There are lots of other good data points. To wit: January factory orders for non-defense capital goods (excluding volatile aircraft) are 17 percent above year-ago levels, while shipments are running 14 percent ahead of last year. In other words, there is a capital-spending boom going on.

Retail sales are picking up smartly. When measured against year-ago levels, sales at department stores, specialty shops, and other retail outlets are 4.8 percent ahead of last year. A record 84 percent of merchants beat expectations.

In the technology sector, January chip sales rose 17.5 percent against the year-ago level, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. Meanwhile, the transportation sector is white hot. Rail freight car loadings are 12.6 percent above a year ago and freight tonnage shipped by trucks is 20.6 percent above the year-ago mark. The Dow Jones transportation index has reached another all time high.


The productivity miracle also continues apace. Output-per-hour by nonfarm companies has increased 2.8 percent over the past year, in line with the 10-year trend average. Because of all the technologically related efficiencies now in place throughout American business, unit labor costs are only 1.3 percent. And because labor costs are low, profit margins remain positive. "

In the same time period, since May 2003, women business ownerships is up over 20%, hispanic business ownership is up above 30%, and black business ownership is up 45%! Any wonder the libs are going nuts?

Remember during the Clintons' first run for the White House, after H.W.Bush raised taxes, despite his promises, their refrain was "It's the economy, Stupid!" Come '06 and '08, Americans will remember that refrain! It's the economy, Stupid! Gains during the Clinton years were thanks to a GOP Senate, not Slick Willie! It should be interesting how many of these new business owners vote Republican in the next two elections.

Even Screamer Dean gets it!

"Howard Dean gives Republicans credit for one thing: They have put the Democrats on the defensive and forced them to fight on their turf. That, he said, is about to change. [Ya think, Howie?]

"What the propagandists on the right have done is make people afraid to say they are Democrats," Dean told a gathering of Vermont Democrats. "We have to be out there. We have to be vocal. We have to be pushing our version of the facts because their version of the facts is very unfactual."

You have to love his use of "version of the facts"! Our "version" of the facts has reality behind it. It's the economy, Dr. Dean!

// posted by DagneyT @ 9:50 AM

Monday, August 08, 2005

America & Iraq, We're In This Together

In Crawford, Texas this weekend a bunch of looney tunes were demanding we abandon the War on Terror in Iraq, including the mother of a fallen soldier.

"Sheehan said Bush administration officials "don't have a mission and they don't even ever plan on completing it." She said she fears that the United States plans to keep a U.S. military presence in Iraq indefinitely."

Through her grief, her actions and the actions of others in this misguided anti-war movement, she does not understand the jeopardy we're in at home. You can bet her son did. As we rescue Iraq from the beast Saddam, we join in the bigger war on a front that is not on the streets of America, but in the streets of Baghdad & Mosul. While much of Iraq is at peace, a few hotspots have attracted foreign terrorists from our shores to the shores of Iraq.

As the recent attacks in London point out, the WOT is all over the world. In Iraq, the bulk of the al Qaeda forces are busy and have their hands full with our troops. They know our troops will not come home until our public demands it. They are using the Viet Nam war as their template, and trying to wear down the resolve of the American people.

Meanwhile home-grown terror is threatening, while we protest what goes on over there. Creating safe and democratic nations in the ME will cut into the breeding grounds for terror in that region of the world. While in the west, we have do do something about our own breeding grounds for terrorists. It is on our soil with our approval!

In Iraq, they are more aware of the terrorists in their midst than we are, in the West. Ali has pointed out their awareness of the tactics they are using, both inside and outside of Iraq.

"It's interesting to see how bold Al Zawahiri was in threatening to launch more attacks against London but settled with the threat of killing more American soldiers in Iraq when talking about America. He has lost the initiative when it comes to attacking America in America so he's looking for the "next best thing", a big target that he still can safely attack without having to worry about a massive counter attack on all his bases and supportive regimes. He knows very well that if he attacks America the tyrannies that help him and his organization in attacking Iraq would not only stop offering him any help but will also do all they can to save their necks, like turning in any Al Qaeda men they have on their lands or if they can't then they would cooperate fully with the US in security field giving her access to all the info they have on Al Qaeda which I guess they have a lot to tell after their lands where used as a passage for the terrorists to Iraq with them turning a blind eye or even facilitating the process."


The more important point here IMHO, is that if...nay...when they attack the U. S. again, they will silence their best pals in Hollywood and the media, and give the American policy more impetus! The problem we have in the meantime is recognizing the threat we already have on our streets in all our cities. We need to wake up moderate American Muslims, who are are the enemies to Wahabbism, just as all other religions. Wahabbist draw no distinction in their obligation to wipe all of the above off the face of the earth, so the American Muslims need to have a
new consciousness about these radicals, as much as other Americans:

"To name just one egregious example, a key postulate of Wahhab's teaching asserts that Muslims who do not believe in his doctrines are ipso facto non-believers and apostates against whom violence and Jihad were not only permissible, but obligatory. This postulate alone transgresses against two fundamental tenets of the Quran - that invoking Jihad against fellow-Muslims is prohibited and that a Muslim's profession of faith should be taken at face value until God judges his/hers sincerity at judgment day. This extreme reactionary creed was then used as the religious justification for military conquest and violence against Muslim neighbors of the House of Saud. Already in 1746, just two years after Wahhabism became Saud's religion, the new Saudi-Wahhabi state proclaimed Jihad against all neighboring Muslim tribes that refused to subscribe to it."

There is a virulent resurrgence of this evil perversion of Islam. This is the true enemy of us all. :

"Today, the Wahhabi ideology continues to be characterized by a set of doctrinal beliefs and behavior prescriptions that are often inimical to the values and interests of the vast majority of Muslims in the world to say nothing about those of non-Muslims. Non-Wahhabi Sunni Muslims (syncretic Muslims, Sufis, Barelvis, Bahai, Ahmadis, etc) are still considered illegitimate, at best, while the Shia religion is particularly despised as a "Jewish conspiracy" against Islam.6 The Wahhabis continue to believe and preach violence and Jihad as a pillar of Islamic virtue, rigid conformism of religious practice, institutionalized oppression of women, wholesale rejection of modernity, secularism and democracy as antithetical to Islam and militant proselytism. This jihadist ideology par excellence, is by and large, also the worldview of radical Islam and it is not at all an exaggeration to argue that Wahhabism has become the prototype ideology of all extremist and terrorist groups, even those that despise the House of Saud.

How did this obscurantist, pseudo-Islamic creed manage to become the dominant idiom not only among the extremists but increasingly the Islamic establishment? The short answer is money and an acute legitimacy crisis in the Muslim world in the last quarter of the 20th century. "

As "Why America Slept : The Reasons Behind Our Failure to Prevent 9/11" & "Secrets of The Kingdom" author, Gerald Posner tries to bring it to our collective American attention, the truth in America is the Wahabbists are building mosques in our midst...a plethora just since 9/11! They have observed how America's obsession to champion "diversity" allows them to build their temples to anti-Americanism, total destruction of the 21st century's advances. They have a relentless drive to bring our world back into the 14th century!

Again, they watch us in all of our freedoms, and they twist our freedoms against us. They are invading our country with our approval! Wake up, anti-war folks! We are all in this together, Iraq, UK, USA!

// posted by DagneyT @ 7:10 AM

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Nice Guys Finish Last

It's so true. Nice guys finish last! When will the Senate Republicans learn that? My husband and I were discussing the complaints about John Roberts tonight over cocktails, and he asked, "How in the world did Ruth Bader-Ginzberg get approved?" Easy answer: The GOP senators believe in the Constitution, i.e., the president gets to choose.

All the while, the Democrats knew this was predictable behavior from the Republicans, as they have known it, and have been using it, for the past 40 or more years. You can almost hear the chuckles, and whispers behind cupped hands, "Suckers!" as she was approved.


When Souter came up, it was during one of those sessions to show "cooperation" that Dubya offered. However, he learned from his father's mistakes. "Here, President Bush, we'll help you choose the candidate. We don't really like your choice, so here is some names of those who we feel are viable." So like the nice guy & diplomat he is, George H. W. Bush says "well, maybe Souter will be okay", or "Kennedy will be okay, he seems conservative", and falls for it!

The GOP have been the "nice guys" for too dadgum long!

UPDATE on the NYT & the adoption investigation:

"On Friday, The Times said no one had ordered an investigation of the adoptions, calling the inquiry part of a routine effort to "report extensively on the life and career" of a nominee for high office.

"Our reporters made initial inquiries about the adoptions, as they did about many other aspects of his background. They did so with great care, understanding the sensitivity of the issue," said Times spokesman Toby Usnik. "We have not pursued the issue after the initial inquiries, which detected nothing irregular about the adoptions."

The newspaper denied assertions by conservative bloggers that it consulted lawyers about trying to unseal the adoption records. Usnik said the paper dropped the matter after learning that the records were sealed."

Our esteemed lady senator had this to say;

"Hutchison called the newspaper's actions "reprehensible," saying the inquiry crossed the "fine line between legitimate background inquiries and invasion of privacy."

Only the latest in a long line of "reprehensible" from the once esteemed Gray Lady.

// posted by DagneyT @ 2:58 PM

Friday, August 05, 2005

Wake Up, Democrats!

The past couple of posts should be evidence enough that the left knows they're behind the proverbial eight ball. We have heard their wailing and dark predictions about Ambassador Bolton, and yet the welcome John Bolton received four days ago gave lie to their predictions. The U.N. still stands, and riots have not broken out in the streets.

With John Bolton finally enconsed at the U.N., whose turn is it in the media's shooting barrel? John Roberts, of course. We've heard that he's too nice, with one columnist calling him "preternaturally nice". We've heard that we should oppose him because of his wife's affiliations. We've seen them slam the way she and the children were dressed at the nomination ceremony. It was apparently too "Jackie Kennedy-like". I think all of this shows rather ridiculously shallow attempts at turning support away from him, but they never seem to notice when they make fools of themselves.

Nothing is beyond these people, nothing off limits. The NYT has announced they are going to try to open the adoption records of the two children Judge and Mrs. Roberts adopted from South America. Speculation is that they want to learn how they were able to adopt two such "light skinned" children.

Despite their grasping for straws to "Bork" Judge Roberts, none of their attempts seemed to shake the White House (when will they ever "get" Dubya?). Now what, they ask themselves?

How about upsetting the base? Hey! Now there's an idea the left can get behind! Since the Democrats are convinced that all Republicans detest gays, which is patently ridiculous in itself, how about getting the GOP supporters riled by telling them about this case?

"Roberts' work on behalf of gay rights activists, whose cause is anathema to many conservatives, appears to illustrate his allegiance to the credo of the legal profession: to zealously represent the interests of the client, whoever it might be," the newspaper reports."

Hint to the left: Judge Roberts is our next Supreme Court justice. Get over it.

// posted by DagneyT @ 10:57 AM

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

They're Feeding On Each Other

If you read my post, "Cheney & the Crone", this will give you a chuckle.

"Legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas is mad at me, big time, as Vice President Cheney once said in a different context about a different reporter. My sin? I made the mistake of assuming that, when I called her last week to ask about her recent Hearst Newspapers column on Cheney, I wasn’t calling to pass the time of day but actually intended to write a story about it. Calling him “the most powerful vice president in recent times, perhaps in U.S. history,” she said that Cheney “certainly could campaign on the theme that he has had experience in running the White House." [My emphasis]

There are two things about this editorial that I find amusing. One, the idea that they believe that Cheney is running the White House is the obvious first thing. They still do not get Dubya! One minute, he's so incapable that Cheney & Rumsfeld are actually running the place. The next minute they ask, 'how can he take off the [traditional] month of August?' Which is it?

The other thing I got a chuckle about was how these two media dinosaurs are going at one another! And what whipper-snapper caused this rift? Our friend Drudge!

"Little did I know, being a creature of the typewriter/telegraph era of journalism, that cybergossip Matt Drudge would pounce on the item and transmit it to the farthest regions of the Internet universe, along with an unflattering photograph of Ms. Thomas. That was all Drudge acolytes needed to unleash a flood of e-mails condemning her — and me, as her unwitting accomplice."

This is getting to be altogether too much fun! They call Drudge a cybergossip because he gathers news headlines, and does his own reporting? What does that make them? Ooooh wait! I know. The Liberal Media arm of the Democrat party that has been "outed"!

// posted by DagneyT @ 3:07 PM

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Watching The Left Lose It!

It really is lots of fun to see signs of cracking from the left. While Clinton was in office, Teddy *burp* Kennedy spoke of the importance of recess appointments. Clinton made 141 recess appointments. Has anyone in MSM got around to asking him why he once championed recess appointments, but not now? I know. We know the answer, but it's just frustrating that the so-called reporters don't bother to ask that obvious question. The fun part is to read/hear their ridiculous complaints, especially when they
lie;

"The abuse of power and the cloak of secrecy from the White House continues. ... It's a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent and only further darkens the cloud over Mr. Bolton's credibility at the U.N." Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (
news, bio, voting record), D-Mass."

At least sKerry got it right about the Constitutional issue, President Bush DOES have the right. Wonder if he'll get his fanny gnawed on for contradicting his mentor?

"The president has the right to make this recess appointment, but it's the wrong decision. It only diminishes John Bolton's validity and leverage to secure America's goals at the U.N. John Bolton has been rejected twice by the Senate to serve as our Ambassador to the United Nations. This is not the way to fill our most important diplomatic jobs." Sen.John Kerry'
News News Photos Images Web' John Kerry, D-Mass. "

Lying always seems to show up when sKerry speaks, even when part of what slips out is truth. What sKerry got wrong was that Bolton had 56 of 100 senate votes, which is over half, had he been given an up and down vote. We just cannot seem to get an entire quote out of sKerry that he doesn't let slip in another lie. He's pathological.

Here's a reaction that I thought was utterly telling about where these people stand, when they underestimate the intellect of the American people;

"He is exactly the wrong person to send to the United Nations at a time when we are trying to rebuild our credibility around the world. ... I now fear that we have lost an important opportunity to help re-establish the United States' global role as a moral and responsible leader." — Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va."

The part that especially struck me, is how we've lost an opportunity to re-establish our "nations role" as a "moral and responsible" leader. What, Mr. Rockefeller, do you think we've been doing by freeing 50 million people in Iraq & Afghanistan. And for heaven's sake, you don't really expect the American people to swallow that the U.N. is somehow moral or responsible, do you Sir? That corrupt body needs the kind of butt kicking that a John Bolton is capable of applying!

The
bills that were past last week, including the first energy bill passed in 10 years, other landmark bills, and Bolton starting his new job, the likelihood that John Roberts will be sworn in, despite the foot-dragging of the judiciary committee has the left in such a tizzy they just keep getting more and more ridiculous! They try to call President Bush a lame duck, while his accomplishments just keep going in full forward mode! Rush quoted some lefty-wing editorial writer (sorry, cannot find the article) who complained that the President is in such great physical shape but the "children of America" cannot have the same ability because he cut the education budget. Truth is? There has NOT BEEN any budget cuts in education! It's more bloated than during Clinton's years, much to my dismay! By the way, since when is it the job of the government to make sure couch potato kids get off their fat hinnies and get some normal kid-type exercise?

It's loads of fun to sit back and watch the once proud Democrat party fall apart at the seams, all the while revealing themselves for who they have become. When they allow the likes of NARAL & Moveon.org do their talking for them, I have to applaud and hope they keep it up! They are no longer the party my parents knew.

// posted by DagneyT @ 3:16 PM

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