Archive for November, 2004

Left wing "McCarthyism"

November 30, 2004

Swift Boat Vet Steve Gardner stood by the truth, after being warned by the left that he would be punished for speaking the truth. In this case, the left wing hit squads kept their word.

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Baghdad mosque used as a car bomb factory.

November 30, 2004

Michelle Malkin notes that this should be front page news, but probably won’t in most MSM newspapers.

A Red State Immigrant speaks out…

November 28, 2004

Born and raised in New York State, a current resident of Texas speaks out:

Luckily for us, since the Founding Fathers set up a federal republic, instead of a direct democracy, we don’t have to live of, by, and for the coastal megacities, we still have a say in how the country is run. Which is more than likely exactly what the had in mind when they set it up that way in the first place.

Memo To Hysterical American Leftists

November 28, 2004

Via the Captain’s Quarters: This Is What Vote Fraud Looks Like.

For those Americans who think that voter fraud consists of long lines at polling precincts, this story should provide a revelation:

It was 5.30pm on election day in Ukraine when the thugs in masks arrived armed with rubber truncheons. Vitaly Kizima, an election monitor at Zhovtneve in Ukraine’s Sumy region, watched in horror as 30 men in tracksuits stormed into the village polling station.

“They started to beat voters and election officials, trying to push through towards the ballot boxes,” he told The Telegraph. “People’s faces were cut from blows to the head. There was blood all over.”

The thugs – believed to be loyal to the pro-Russian presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovich from his stronghold, Donetsk – were repulsed only when locals pushed them back and a policeman fired warning shots. …

Not soon enough…

November 27, 2004

Something to be thankful for…

November 27, 2004

Only three days until the return of Muir

democrat Math

November 27, 2004

43% = mandate
49% = mandate
51% = redneck Christers and their Ashcroftian brownshirt brigades have stolen my country!

I’m moving to Canada!
Oh..there is more…much more

Liberals have a distorted view of tolerance

November 26, 2004

Mary Katharine Ham has personal experience in this. She also points out some of the left’s glaring hypocrisies.

Why did I deserve it? Because I’m conservative, and to my liberal acquaintances, “conservative” is interchangeable with any number of fun words, like racist, homophobe, warmonger, and bigot. Even my best liberal friends have refuse to let go of these one-dimensional definitions despite the fact that a three-dimensional specimen has been disproving all of them throughout our friendship. So much for nuance.

In short, I deserved it because I’m a conservative (wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) And when you’re dealing with people as dastardly as conservatives, anything goes.

This same rationale allowed liberal acquaintances to giggle when Ann Coulter was attacked by two young men with pies and shrug as former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris was almost run over. NOW and NARAL would be holding weekly violence-against-women awareness marches if the same had happened to Maureen Dowd and Hillary Clinton.

There was the New York Times’ dreams of an assassination attempt on President Bush and Ted Rall’s double whammy hit on the mentally handicapped and Bush voters. But then came Condi Rice’s appointment to Secretary of State. What a goldmine that was!

Suddenly, racism was an acceptable political tool. Jokes about Mammies and big-lipped caricatures were en vogue. Most of us got the memo that our culture deems these kind of attacks to be about as reprehensible as they get. Liberal cartoonists and commentators got that memo too. But there was no retraction from them, and not a peep from the NAACP or NOW.

Why no outrage? Because Condi deserved it. She’s a conservative, you know.

Calling Condi “Brown Sugar” becomes a reasonable criticism because she is a member of the Bush administration. A physical attack on Coulter is a laughing matter because she is a hawk. Tailing a female acquaintance on a dark night becomes a funny joke because she’s conservative.

It seems to me that this is not the path to a civil political climate or national healing, both of which my liberal friends want. To me, my liberal friends and acquaintances are folks who are a little too soft on national defense and a little too heavy on the government programs for my taste. They do not deserve physical or racist attacks for that, and I do not laugh when they happen. I wish they felt the same way about me.

They don’t just get it…

November 26, 2004

I’m not a big Rush fan, but Mr Limbaugh has a good summary of their problem:

“Democrats cannot look forward now; they look back to the souplines of 1930s. They have positioned themselves to only gain when America fails, economically and militarily. What is good for America is bad for them; and what is bad for America, they say, benefits their political gains. Gephardt said each 100 point decline in the Stock Market would result in a seat in the House of Congress. During their 40-year monopoly (of Congress), they became fat, lazy, and assuming. Partisan press enabled them with their biased support, and they were never challenged. They did not have to debate and defend their positions.”

The most important thing for people like Al Franken to understand is that they have become the party of bigotry and reaction. Because they think of themselves as progressives even though they have no new ideas, because the ideas they do have are to cling to the past, they are unable to make a reasoned argument in defense of their positions. That’s why they label everything they disagree with “lies.” Franken has written an entire book about policies and people he disagrees with and called it “Lying Lies and the Liars Who Tell Them.” That’s why his brain is probably beyond repair.

HT to David Horowitz.

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 25, 2004

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted’ for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have show kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d dy of October, A.D. 1789.

(signed) G. Washington

HT to Maidenjedi for this.