Saturday, October 27, 2007

Anti-War Slackers: National Day of Dysfunction

Anti-war demonstrators marched in a dozen U.S. cities on Saturday to call for an immediate end to the war in Iraq and a cut-off of funding by Congress, reports Reuters.

If these protesting fools actually wanted to make a difference, they would have marched on the SoCal wildfires. But no, the anti-war crowd only wants to feel good about themselves and that doesn't mean having to work for it.

We all know these lefty libs have no respect for the military. I'll wager not many of them can count a soldier or sailor as a friend. The military, with no political ax to grind, helped the people of California ... yeap, the same state that banned ROTC and military recruiters on some of its public college campuses ... the same state that disrespects the military so much.


Friday, October 26, 2007

CEO To Bail After Trashing Once Mighty TWX

Imagine that you own a company that bought the world's largest online service. Imagine that the online service has on-file over 20 million credit card numbers that your company automatically bills $24 a month. Imagine that you really don't know much about online services so you allow that part of your company to be run by others who really don't know about online services.

When given to option to use the online service as a free platform for your products, would you be foolish enough to agree to simply toss away the automatically billed $480 million a month income?

Richard Parsons is that foolish man. He is the man who so mismanaged Time Warner that it recently lost the title of world's largest media company to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Stockholders now have something to look forward to. Jeff Bewkes is poised to take over the reigns at one of the world's largest media groups as soon as next week, reports the Times Online.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Internal Dem Memo Shows They Still Don't Get it

Democrats are losing the battle for voters’ hearts because the party’s message lacks emotional appeal, according to a widely circulated critique of House Democratic communications strategy, reports The Hill.
“Our message sounds like an audit report on defense logistics,” wrote Dave Helfert, a former Appropriations spokesman who now works for Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii). “Why are we defending [the State Children’s Health Insurance Program] instead of advocating a ‘Healthy Kids’ plan?”
The truth of the matter is that regular folks are paying attention to just how EMOTIONAL Democrats are making every issue. From rolling out kids who are actually examples of a working health care program as examples of a failing program -- to blaming the California wildfires on global warming and Iraq -- Democrats are appealing to the emotion rather than to logic.

The biggest problem facing the Democrats is they live and die by polls such that they are increasingly out of touch with reality. It's one thing to create polls that give desired results; it's another thing to actually BELIEVE those polls reflect the truth.


The Domestic Insurgency: Libs and Congressional Dems

Ambushed By Our Own

Writing in The American Thinker, Michael J. O'Shea says snipers aim for a soldier's heart; congressional leaders aim for the heart of why he serves: Honor, Country, Duty to both. But to congressional leaders, there's no honor in Iraq. There can't be: it's immoral. Illegal. And it's not even their country's war: it's Bush's.
Telling parents their child died for George Bush is like telling Christa McAuliffe's folks she died for Ronald Reagan.
O'Shea says every problem in Iraq is being attacked in Iraq by Iraqis and Americans together, yet congressional leaders snipe.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't choose democracy: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't approve a constitution: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't share oil revenues: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't reintegrate former Baathists: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't fire corrupt commanders: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't turn against Sadr: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't turn against Al Qaeda: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis wouldn't welcome American troops: they have.
  • Snipe that Iraqis troops are cowards: they're not.
  • Snipe that Iraqis politicians are bickering, partisan, and self-serving.
Congressional leaders bicker on, partisan on, self-serve on, proclaiming all the while Iraqis will never be statesmen like them.

O'Shea concludes there are honorable Democrats in Congress. The majority of House and Senate leaders are not among them.
The only thing hopeless about Iraq is congressional leaders.
Read it.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dems Launch Blitz to Circumvent Mainstream Media

House Democratic leaders, concerned about the public’s downbeat view of Congress, launched a public relations offensive Monday to polish the image of the new majority after a series of legislative setbacks this month, according to The Politico.

In a private meeting for scores of staffers, top advisers to the party’s leadership called on every Democratic lawmaker to amplify domestic accomplishments, from raising the minimum wage to expanding college aid, in a series of events back home in their districts.

Er, hasn't that been the focus of Democrat derangement since 2000?

In a private meeting for scores of staffers, top advisers to the party’s leadership called on every Democratic lawmaker to amplify their two minor domestic accomplishments in a series of events back home in their districts.

In any event, the president still polls higher than Congress.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

More Democrat Talking Points from Osama

Coming a day after a Republican presidential debate, Reuters reports Osama bin Laden called on insurgent groups in Iraq to unify their ranks, in an audio recording aired by Al Jazeera television on Monday.
The interest of the Islamic nation surpasses that of a group ... the interest of the (Islamic) nation is more important than that of a state," said the speaker who sounded like the leader of al Qaeda.

"The strength of faith is in the strength of the bond between Muslims and not that of a tribe, nationalism or an organization."

"I advise ... our brothers, particularly those in al Qaeda wherever they may be, to avoid fanatically following a person or a group...," he said.

It was not clear from the part of the tape aired by Al Jazeera when the message was recorded.

The speaker also warned against attempts by the enemy to drive a wedge between different groups by planting agents in them.

Al Qaeda is a key group fighting U.S.-led forces in Iraq and the Baghdad government. Some other Sunni Muslim groups have joined forces with al Qaeda to set up what they called an Islamic State in Iraq, but other groups have rejected the move.

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