Thursday, June 30, 2005

And you thought I was over-reacting.

I argued here a couple days ago that liberals are intentionally trying to erode domestic support for the war in order to lose it, while others on the right are unintentionally defending them by assuming liberals are oblivious to the damage their sedition causes.

Don't take my word for it, take a Democratic strategist's word for it:
For a while last week, the Democrats were doing better at framing the issues. The poll numbers showed that Bush’s approval rating was down, that around 60% of the voters had turned against the Iraq War, that support for Bush on his handling of 911 and terrorism was lower, but still pretty high.

They correctly recognized in the numbers that the public had begun to separate Iraq from 911, and they recognized the relevance of the Downing Street memo in showing that Bush had betrayed the trust of the American people in sending troops into Iraq on false pretenses. They had begun to form an anti-Iraq-War caucus and to hammer home the consequences of these development. And even staunch Republicans were listening to their arguments and coming to Bush to suggest withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
In desperation after President Bush framed the war in proper context, the liberal mask of artificial military support is beginning to suffocate the wearers.

We're raising patriots.

While the media and Senate Democrats were having some marked effectiveness on decreasing military enlistment with their crap-talk on the war and US military, we find out that the call of duty is louder than talk of defeat:
PENTAGON After months of declining enlistment, the Army has more than met its recruitment goals for the month of June.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard Myers announced the turnaround during a "town hall" meeting this afternoon at the Pentagon.

Myers did not provide numbers, nor did he indicate how far above the recruitment target the enlistment number is.

Going into the month of June, the Army had failed to meet its recruitment goals for four consecutive months. Officials blame a strong economy and the continuing carnage in Iraq.

Just last night, during his speech on the situation in Iraq, President Bush urged Americans to consider joining one of the service branches during this time of war.

Support sagging for Democrats.

A Washington Times poll confirms we should encourage Democrats to continue taking advantage of freedom of speech:
A poll on the political mood in the United States conducted by the Democratic Party has alarmed the party at its own loss of popularity.
Conducted by the party-affiliated Democracy Corps, the poll indicated 43 percent of voters favored the Republican Party, while 38 percent had positive feelings about Democrats.

"Republicans weakened in this poll ... but it shows Democrats weakening more," said Stanley Greenberg, who served as President Clinton's pollster.

Greenberg told the Christian Science Monitor he attributes the slippage to voters' perceptions that Democrats have "no core set of convictions or point of view."
I'd suspect numbers are down for the Republican because of failure to break the Democratic filibuster on judges and John Bolton. Scores more formerly Democrats are abandoning what has become the Defeat party.

The American public identifies better with winners while appreciating gracious losers. National Democrats are neither of those things. Americans are willing to support a party who's been hit by a train, but not when the party keeps throwing themselves on the tracks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Just how much of it do we need?

The state of Minnesota is about to prove just how little government we can do without. A "government shut-down" is half an earth's rotation away as legislators failed to agree on an '06-07 budget. State Democrats are demanding the passage of fines on productive individuals and businesses, code-named "taxes", instead of limiting their use of the state checkbook that I help pack with cash. DFLers want to confiscate $1.4 billion more than the state's already 4th highest-taxed citizenry.

Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty is correctly opposing these fines on the most productive 40,000 Minnesotans and he's willing to prove to the country just how irrelevant most of government is by not accepting a bad budget.

What kinds of non-essential services can we expect to lose? Rest areas. Well, that's what gas stations are for. Driver's License Bureaus. Driving is a privilege, not a right. State parks will close. Try South Dakota or camp in your backyard.

State-funded nursing homes will remain open. The State Patrol will still be out in full force. Wellfare recipients will still get paid. Colleges, courts and the legislature will still be spending my money because they're "essential", too.

Although I don't quite define this is a catastrophe, local newspaper editors and TV personalities are probably stocking water and unperishable food items, sure that Spielberg was prescient with the release of War of the Worlds this weekend. Add some aliens (we've got plenty of illegal ones) and this weekend may just be our last.

Those of us who don't count on government for guidance will likely survive this shut-down without cannibalizing each other. Will all the liberals survive?

.50 Cal of truth.

Nancy Pelosi prairie-dogged out of one of those foxholes last night to take a couple shots at President Bush for mentioning September 11th again to "exploit the sacred ground of 9/11, knowing that there is no connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq."

Powerline details all 9/11 and Iraq connnections.

Nancy, a rebuttal?

Exploiting 9/11

In last night's prime-time reminder why the liberal response to 9/11 would have been suicidal for the United States, President Bush mentioned "9/11" or a variation thereof more than six times.

It wasn't until the Democratic critiques that 9/11 got exploited for perceived political gain. Nancy Pelosi, recently having beat out Michael Jackson as America's most surgically enhanced white woman, expressed contempt for President Bush for refreshing Americans why liberals can never be trusted with national security.

Angry that reminders of liberal limp-wristedness to terror attacks on America before 9/11 and the refusal of two Clinton administrations to accept the invitation of bin Laden's head are brought to memory when September 11th is mentioned, Nancy Pelosi exploited the memory of 9/11 victims by not allowing us to be reminded of them.

Nancy proposed a 9/11 Tax in order to curb use of the term. Because 9/11 is a reminder of everything that is wrong with liberals, Nancy and Ted Kennedy are co-sponsoring a bill that will tax anyone who says, thinks or writes 9/11, as doing so is disgracing the Democratic party.

They're even considering a provision that would change the nationally-known emergency phone number, so that emergency callers don't risk accidental taxing.

Giving the Liberals too much credit.

I think many in the blogosphere have been giving liberals too much credit. Many conservatives flagrantly give the benefit of the doubt to organizations and politicians who are so obviously working intentionally against the interests of the United States, many of them conjuring imagined American horrors, peddling it for free to willing accomplices in the media who then re-sell it to the American people as a genuine news story.

Much has been said about Dick Durbin, Double D, the Senate's biggest boob, for calling, not "comparing" or "likening" US soldiers to Nazi's, Soviets and Pol Pot. But, none of what I've read or heard has been willing to call Durbin or what his remarks represent what they or he really is.

Dick Durbin isn't dumb. If he were, he'd be a Libertarian. He isn't misguided, confused or naive. He's making calculated moves and statements with full awareness of who his comments help and hurt. Dick Durbin and the Star Tribune's editorial page, who called Gitmo a "hell-hole", know exactly what they're doing. While generous conservatives are willing to see the Left's aid and comfort to the enemy as accidental, I see it for what it is: An intentional wounding of America's moral authority and position of strength for the purposes of losing the war on terrorism. Over-reacting? No.

Why would they do this the United States? Was it all the drugs liberals did in the 60's? Is it the advanced stages of untreated syphilis from the (protection) free love? I find it strange liberals are so stuck on "withdrawal" when their parents have proven it such an ineffective method of birth control. Liberals should be thanking their lucky stars if they were born after Roe v. Wade, having a birthday at all should be cause for celebration.

Democrats resent Republicans because Republicans haven't ever lost a war they started and Democrats are committed to handing the Republicans the kind of defeat that uniquely stains the Democrats and perpetuates their self-hate: Vietnam. I've never loathed myself enough to wish a destructive self-fulfilling prophecy on someone else, but then I'm not a liberal Democrat. Even the wars Democrats did start after Vietnam weren't winners. Bill Clinton attacked Bosnia with the same determination he attacked monogomy. Last I checked, liberals weren't calling for a Bosnian "exit strategy."

No American citizen with American success in mind can seriously compare over or under-active air conditioners to gas chambers and genocide. Those kind of comparisons aren't "irresponsible" or "unproductive", they're treasonous. I'll spare your the "can you imagine if a Senator would have said this about the military in WWII" talk, because decaying Republican strength despite winning majorities in the Senate and House are too afraid of doing what has to be done to charge a Senator with what is clearly aid, support, PR, excuse, validation and assistance to our Islamist enemies through seditious remarks - known to be untrue. Mine isn't hyperbole or over-reaction.

Liberals know exactly the effect they're having on the Global War on Islamic Terror. They're generous enough to ambush microphones on the Senate floor or invade our televisiond to give a new round of soundbites and propaganda for al-Jazeera to plant next to beheadings on their website. Our elected class of Americans artificially validate Muslim hostility to America by charging guilt where none exists. We vote for them and they actively work against our best interests.

This isn't cause for depression. Liberals have enough of that for all of us. We should celebrate the freedom of speech that liberals use to pop out of their foxhole to fire a couple shots, revealing their position so figurative snipers can grease them with 50 cals of truth. Just as the Iraq war has made clear our foreign allies and enemies, so too has it made clear the United States domestic allies and enemies. Many of our domestic enemies are mercenaries with effervescent sounding names like American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Moveon.org, they are more dangerous than terrorists in the Middle East, these organizations operate without impunity within our borders and work to achieve the same ends through different means.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Wiping off the dust.

Hello, remember me? I could bore you with excuses for abandoning the Spanktuary for a month or I could just tell you that I'm glad to be back and thank you for your concern and patience. While I fight the urge to solicit gratuitous sympathy for things that don't deserve it, let's just say that it's a great day to be alive and in a free country.

I'm swelling with things to write. Let's begin.

Victim of himself.

It must be easy making unconstitutional decisions that will allow the governement to seize private property when yours isn't the property in danger of seizure, or at least it wasn't in danger yesterday:
Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.

Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.

On Monday June 27, Logan Darrow Clements, faxed a request to Chip Meany the code enforcement officer of the Towne of Weare, New Hampshire seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road. This is the present location of Mr. Souter's home.

Clements, CEO of Freestar Media, LLC, points out that the City of Weare will certainly gain greater tax revenue and economic benefits with a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road than allowing Mr. Souter to own the land.

The proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel" will feature the "Just Desserts Café" and include a museum, open to the public, featuring a permanent exhibit on the loss of freedom in America. Instead of a Gideon's Bible each guest will receive a free copy of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged."

Clements indicated that the hotel must be built on this particular piece of land because it is a unique site being the home of someone largely responsible for destroying property rights for all Americans.

"This is not a prank" said Clements, "The Towne of Weare has five people on the Board of Selectmen. If three of them vote to use the power of eminent domain to take this land from Mr. Souter we can begin our hotel development."

Clements' plan is to raise investment capital from wealthy pro-liberty investors and draw up architectural plans. These plans would then be used to raise investment capital for the project. Clements hopes that regular customers of the hotel might include supporters of the Institute For Justice and participants in the Free State Project among others.
I love it.

The UN-serious allegations

Condtradicting popular opinion, the UN can identify "very, very serious" allegations, as long as they involve prisoners the US has captured on the battlefield.
The UN has learned of "very, very serious" allegations that the United States is secretly detaining terrorism suspects in various locations around the world, notably aboard prison ships, the UN's special rapporteur on terrorism said.
The UN has generously carved out some time to chase phantom "rumors" about terrorists held on US boats by pushing the following unserious allegations into the eternal future:

UN Peacekeepers forcing young girls into prostitution.
UN Peacekeepers trading food for sex in 3rd world countries.
UN Peacekeepers opening fire on civilians.
Kofi Annan's involvement in the $110 billion swindle.
UN over-inflating estimated money needed for their new headquarters.

When you assemble a world body comprised of 3rd world rejects, many who's only experience with a democracy is criticizing one, you get the UN. Whenever someone tries to argue that the UN has a sliver of relevance, I refer them to the UN Human Rights Chair.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Play spot the American hater.

Check out this story and picture and answer the following question. How many America haters do you see?

A) 1
B) 32
C) 0
D) all of them

If you answered anything but "D", you're either a smart-alec or a liberal who still thinks Sean is "patriotic".

Monday, June 06, 2005

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