Saturday, October 13, 2007

Weekend Media Trots Out Dubious Heroes, Phony Patriots

For the weekend news cycle, the New York Times runs a story bashing the U.S. efforts in Iraq featuring statements made by Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, who retired in 2006 after being replaced because of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.

Sanchez claims, “After more than four years of fighting, America continues its desperate struggle in Iraq without any concerted effort to devise a strategy that will achieve victory in that war-torn country or in the greater conflict against extremism.”

Though he was cleared of wrongdoing in the abuses after an inquiry by the Army’s inspector general, General Sanchez himself became a symbol, reports the Times, of ineffective American leadership early in the occupation.

The Associated Press
picked up the story featuring Sanchez but purposely downplayed his credibility problems.

Not about to be upstaged by the Times, The Washington Post runs a story by their own phony patriot, a former Qwest Communications International executive convicted in April of 19 counts of insider trading, who now claims that the government withdrew opportunities for contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars after Qwest refused to participate in an unidentified National Security Agency program.

Fortunately for the truth, not many folks pay attention to crappy written news stories over the weekend. Sadly, these headlines will stick around for 48 hours because the weekend interns don't know any better.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

PEW Survey: The News is Crap, But We Know That

When asked about which issues, if any, get too much attention from the news media, fully 40% of the public cites celebrity news. That is more than three times the number citing any other subject. About one-in-ten Americans (12%) say the news media has devoted too much attention to the Iraq war, while 5% each mention politics generally, the presidential campaign or crime and violence, according to a PEW report.

Read it.


Ignoble Al Gores the Nobel Prize

Al Gore joins Yasser Arafat, who was given the Peace Prize despite his ordering the killing of scores of innocent civilians, as a Nobel recipient in contradiction of Alfred Nobel's last will and testament that the selection is to be an award for improving the condition of humankind.

The Nobel Committee has been known to make controversial or dubious selections. In 2002, the Committee selected Jimmy Carter, the worst American president ever (who just can't seem to get over the fact that folks voted him out of office), as a political swipe at the Bush administration's foreign policy.

However, the selection of Gore may be the biggest mistake ever. The jury may or may not be still out on the reality of global warming, certainly there is no consensus on the causes or ramifications climate change.

Gore, like many amateur historians, makes the childish mistake of presenting historical fact as a historical perspective that starts only at the moment of his birth.

Who is to say that the earth is currently at the optimum climate and any change is actually a bad thing?

The awards to Arafat and Carter aside, never before has the award of a Nobel Peace Prize have the potential to due so much damage to human progress.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hypocrisy at Work: House Dems Trash Relations With Turkey

The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee under the leadership of Democrat Tom Lantos, yeap the same Count Lantosula that trashed Gen. David Petraeus at the recent Iraq hearings, has taken the bold step toward destroying international relations when it approved on Wednesday a resolution branding the killings during World War One as genocide -- a charge Turkey hotly denies.

After the committee approved the measure, Turkey recalled its ambassador to the United States for consultations on Thursday.

"We called back our ambassador to Washington for consultations. It should not be understood that we have pulled him back permanently. He will be in Ankara for consultations in a few days," a senior Turkish diplomat told Reuters.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We're Winning in Iraq, Time to Beware

Writing in the American Thinker, J.R. Dunn says we are closing in on victory in Iraq. The Jihadis are nearing collapse across the country. With the exception of a few Ba'athist holdouts, the Sunni population is coming over in ever-greater numbers.
Many a victorious battle has been thrown away because the left flank dawdled after the right had broken through. Or the reserves decided to loot the enemy's baggage train rather than remain where they'd been ordered. Or subordinates hesitated, or people got strange ideas and acted on them. There's a long record of such folly that deserves more study than it has gotten.
Read it.


Democrat Congressional Leader Defends Godless Capitol

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today defended the Architect of the Capitol's refusal to permit use of the word "God" on official certificates enclosed with flags flown over the U.S. Capitol.
"The Architect's policy prohibiting "God" from appearing on certificates for flags flown over the U.S. Capitol puts at risk our religious freedoms and heritage," said the letter, which also was signed by Ohio Republican Reps. Steve LaTourette of Bainbridge Township, Patrick Tiberi of Genoa, Jim Jordan of Urbana, Steve Chabot of Cincinnati and Jean Schmidt of Miami Township. "The Architect's policy is in direct conflict with his charge, as well as the scope of his office and brings into question his ability to preserve a building containing many national religious symbols."
I think what the Constitution really says is that Congress shall make no LAW respecting an establishment of religion. It says nothing about including the word 'God' on a certificate.


The Democrat Socialist Agenda

Writing in the American Thinker, Kyle-Anne Shiver says the Democrats are following a plan to take over America that was set up by Hillary Clinton's college mentor and thesis subject, avowed socialist Saul Alinsky, in his book, Rules for Radicals.
In [Rules for Radicals], you'll find the complete outline for throwing Judeo/Christian principles and honesty to the winds of revolutionary fervor. Hillary Clinton has been the perfectly patient disciple of Alinsky's since she wrote her thesis about him her senior year at Wellesley in 1969. If her admiration of Alinsky had died with her thesis, no one would care. But it didn't. He remained a close confidant until his death (The Shadow Party, p. 56) and his tactical fingerprints are all over her projection of the false "Centrist" image she is manipulating to garner political power.
Read the article to see the rules for radicals in action.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Clinton’s 401(k) Plan Financed by Death Tax

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) proposed a plan Tuesday that would allow all Americans to participate in government controlled plan and get up to $1,000 annually in federal matching funds in the form of a tax cut.

The senator proposes to pay for her plan by freezing the estate tax.

In short, Hildebeest wants our dead parents to pay for her plan.

Can someone tell me why we want the government, which doesn't know enough about finances to keep from running at a $9 trillion loss, dabbling around in our private nest egg?

Call me when they fix Social Security and I may actually listen.

From The Hill.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Happy Columbus Day

This holiday wish goes out to those dangerously almost-educated idiots who think they know enough to have a problem with the holiday and the man, yet are not educated enough to understand that the essence of historical truth isn't seen through revisionist historical perspective.

Oh, and if that version of history makes you feel bad ... so what.

Media (Dishonesty) Matters for America

Let's take a look at 'phony journalists' (and there are a bunch)
From ABC News to Micah Wright, we pass Scott Beauchamp and Jayson Blair along the way.

Writing in the American Thinker, Randall Hoven says we are being fed false and misleading information, in matters big and small. It has come from trusted sources such as established newspapers, experienced journalists, Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel Peace Prize winners. It has been going on for a long time, sometimes by carelessness and sometimes by deliberate lying.

Hoven has compiled a list of 101 such incidents.

Read it.

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Democrats Use Congress to Investigate Talk Radio

The American Spectator reports that Henry Waxman D-Calif. is beginning investigations on Rush Limbaug, Hannity and Mark Levin.

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Sandy "the Burglar" Berger Now Adviser to Hillary Clinton

Sandy Berger, the former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton who was convicted for stealing and destroying top secret documents, is now advising Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, FOX News confirms.

Media Matters,, the Center for American Progress, Bill Clinton's cabinet as advisors and now Sandy Berger ... funny, I thought the 90s were long gone.

Loyalty definitely has its rewards.

More from the Washington Examiner.

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Study: Perhaps 38 Million Illegal Aliens in U.S.

Californians for Population Stabilization recently released a study claiming there are 20 million to 38 million illegal aliens in America, not the 12 million the federal government says.

Read it.


Obama, the Magic Savior, Courted Norman Hsu

The Politico reports Julianna Smoot, national finance director of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, originally sought the support of Norman Hsu, the top fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton who is now the subject of a federal criminal complaint accusing him of wire, mail and election fraud.
An Obama aide who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “Everyone in Democratic politics knew Hsu was with Clinton from day one and no one on our staff wasted a second of time recruiting him.”


Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pelosi Admits Lying to Public About Ending War

The Hill reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Congress cannot end the war in Iraq without President Bush’s approval.
Voters, she told Fox News Sunday, “want it to end and they had expectations that Congress could end it.”

But, she added, “You know we can’t without a presidential signature.”
In essence, Pelosi is admitting that Democrats lied about ending the war when they ran in `06. If Congressional Democrats know they can't end the war now, they surely knew they couldn't end the war when they made the election promise to do so.