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Sunday, October 31, 2004

Why Bush is going to win - Part Two 

- Ohio is a Republican state, with a Republican governor, Republican legislature, and, outside of Cleveland, is full of gun-toting, America-first conservatives. The crowds (see below) have shown up in huge numbers for Bush. Kerry, on the other hand hasn't been filling up areas or stadiums. I don't what the polls say. Ohio goes for Bush.

- Didn't we here from the entire Democratic establishment (especially that tool Terry McAuliffe) that getting rid of Governor Jeb Bush in Florida in 2002 was Job 1 for the Democratic Party? Didn't we hear how Jeb was going down, they were sending a message to W, etc? Well, Jeb won in a landslide, and carries a 70% approval rating today. Blacks and Jews have caught on to the Democrats, and the vote total will reflect that. USA Today and CNN will trumpet all day Monday how their polls of people who have already voted has Kerry up 8 points. Big f'n deal. That is the current equivalent of calling Florida for Gore an hour before the polls close in the heavily Republican panhandle. It is an attempt to lower the pro-Bush morale. The facts are all right in front of us, and Bush wins Florida.

- Just look at where Bush and Kerry have been over the last few weeks: Ohio and Florida, 2 states Bush won in 2000, and Iowa, New Mexico, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, all Gore states in 2000. Would Bush be wasting his time in some or all of those blue states if he didn't have a real chance to win? Of course he wouldn't. Recently, the media tried to give out the impression that Arkansas and Missouri were back in play. If that were true, why hasn't Kerry appeared there? The Bush campaign has responded quickly to those opportunities, while Kerry did not. Why is that? Kerry is running a lousy campaign, but his people aren't stupid. They would have had Kerry (or least Edwards) in Arkansas and Missouri if they were back in play. That they didn't tells you all you need to know. On the other hand, if Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin were not real opportunities, Bush would not have wasted any time there when Ohio is worth 20 electoral votes.

- More to follow.

Why Bush is going to win - Part One 

Bush is going to win on Tuesday. There is little doubt in my mind. I must admit that I get nervous from time to time, but I always go back to what I see, not what I hear, and feel better again. The reasons why Bush is going to be re-elected are many, and I wlll give you a few of them.

Look at the crowds coming to see Bush as compared to those going to see Kerry. Tonight, on Halloween, 47,000 people showed up to the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. In Columbus, the Nationwide Arena was packed to the rafters the other day. Over 30,000 at the Silverdome in Michigan. Over 23,000 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Over 40,000 at Altell Stadium in Jacksonville last week.

And here is my favorite example, after the 3rd and final debate at my alma mater Arizona State:

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 44,500 people — many waving pom poms and signs — crowded into Bank One Ballpark on Wednesday to watch the presidential debate and to hear from President Bush in person.
Similarly, Democratic nominee John Kerry was greeted by cheering crowds at Tempe Town Lake near Grady Gammage Auditorium, where the debate was held. The throngs of supporters interrupted him at least once chanting his name.

He used the rally of at least 10,000 people, many of whom appeared to be college students, to criticize Bush's debate responses on health care and jobs.


I have been to Tempe Town Lake many times, and was skeptical of the number, so I talked to a few friends from ASU who support Kerry, and they laughed when I asked them if it was at least 10,000. (And, notice the confidence the writer uses when citing Bush's totals, and the "at least" qualifier for Kerry's.) They said closer to 5,000.

My friends, believe what you see, and not what the pollsters or the hacks tell you. The only crowd of real substance to come out and see Kerry was Madison, Wisconsin. However, think about it. Bruce Springsteen was playing there. I'm from Philly, and everyitme Springsteen announced 12 shows in Philly, they sold out in 5 minutes. I do not for a second believe Kerry could have drawn 25% of that crowd with Springsteen.

No one is forced to go out and see Bush or Kerry. The enthusiasm for Bush is huge and real, and the enthusiasm for Kerry just isn't there. The proof is there for all to see.

At the pumpkin patch 

On the left is my niece Shannon, and on the right is my little angel Emily, at McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarity, New Mexico.


Halloween Fun 

This is my almost-11-month old daughter Emily in her Halloween costume.


Opinions Are Like 

'We didn't start out with negative ads calling George Bush a cokehead, I'll do it now.' - Chris Heinz


Well you might think that our President is a "cokehead" but here's what I think. Since you can't question President Bush's record because your step-father has a stunningly bad one all you have left are names to throw. Keep throwing them because all it does is show America how hollow the Kerry/Edwards ticket really is.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

The War on Terror: Chess or Checkers? 

As it always was in reality, terrorism is now understood to be the dominant issue of the 2004 campaign. The Left tried to make gay "marriage," fake 1970's memos and flu shots seem more important, but most of us have always known that when our lives are at risk, no single issue can match the significance of national security. Our safety shouldn't BE reduced to a campaign issue, but because the Democrats are desperate for a way to attack the President, it is. Just days before the election, Osama bin Laden reared his ugly head to read what sounded like Democrat talking points as penned by Michael Moore. Liberals, of course, voiced their affected outrage that he is still alive after three years, although they're happy enough to use his continued existence as a political bat to swing at President Bush's knees. Ask them how long it took to track down the Unabomber, though, and get a blank stare. It was 18 years from the first of Ted Kaczynski's 16 bomb attacks on 25 May 1978 until his arrest on 3 April 1996. Similarly, it was 7 years between Eric Rudolph's 1996 Olympic bomb attack in Atlanta and his arrest in 2003. Both of those men were living right here in the US, not in a hostile country half a world away, yet it took years to bring them to justice.

What's really important is the way bin Laden's message has changed. Pay attention to such statements as "Any state that does not mess with our security has naturally guaranteed its own security." Isn't that a far cry from the threats and exhortations
he made in February 2003, a month before the Coalition entered Iraq to remove Saddam? In that tape, he spoke directly to the terrorists in Iraq (whom the Left insists were not there), telling them that American soldiers were cowards. "Our mujahedeen brothers in Iraq," he said to them, "don't worry about American lies concerning their power and their smart bombs and laser ones." Bin Laden spoke of establishing "the rule of Allah on Earth" and urged his followers to "fight ye against the friends of Satan" in 2003. Now, he begs for a truce, hoping for a badly-needed breathing space in which to regroup, rebuild and recruit. We must not give him that reprieve, especially now that he wants it badly enough to ask.

The War on Terror is not a rhetorical device, as
some on the Left have called it for political purposes. Terrorism has certainly never been a "nuisance," either... at least not to the thousands of unsuspecting innocents who have died in terrorist attacks by Islamic fundamentalists over the last quarter-century. It's also not a manhunt for some sort of comic book Super Terrorist. Killing bin Laden or any other single person will not stop global terrorism from being used as a tool by the leaders of rogue nations. It's the only way to fight their more powerful enemies -- like us -- indirectly and without culpability. Not even killing or capturing every member of al-Qaeda would do so, though al-Qaeda's purpose is to coordinate terrorist groups around the world (hence their name, which means "the base"). Other terrorists would fill that void, whatever they call their particular group. The global reach of terrorism is a function of countries working with these groups, and it is they who must ultimately be confronted. They must be convinced to give up their support of terrorism, either through diplomacy (as in Pakistan and Libya) or by force (as in Afghanistan and Iraq). Which path will Syria and Iran choose? The ball is in their courts.

And in the most important way, it's in ours as well. Soon we will choose the way in which we fight terrorism in the future. That's exactly what this election comes down to. John Kerry's dogged reliance on international agreements and law enforcement methods would be a return to the same ineffective methods of dealing with terror we employed all through the 1990's. While ignoring the nations sponsoring terrorism, we wasted our efforts in arresting and prosecuting individual terrorists as though they were common criminals... as though they were no more than the "nuisance,"
John Kerry claimed they once were. No terrorist attack was ever deterred by the fear of arrest or prosecution. In fact, very few terrorist attacks were prevented by purely law enforcement methods at all. If that method of dealing with terrorism were effective, 9/11 would never have happened.

It's clear that Afghanistan and Iraq were the first parts of an overall strategy to confront nations that sponsor global terror, a strategy that John Kerry would not energetically pursue. Iran is the primary sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East. Once both Afghanistan and Iraq are firmly under the control of their own people, our allies will surround Iran. If Iran continues to harbor and sponsor terrorists and build nuclear weapons, we will only need to
blockade the Straits of Hormuz -- their main transportation route for oil exports -- for their economy to be in danger of collapse. The only cure for terrorism is democratic reform, and Iran is already on the verge of a democratic revolution. Once Iran gives up its sponsorship of global terror and pursuit of banned weapons, North Korea will have lost all of its main customers for illegal weapons and partners in proliferating nuclear knowledge -- Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Iran. With no outlet for its only exports, North Korea's economy will also face collapse, unless they fully dismantle their nuclear weapons programs.

Read
the rest of the article (yes, there's more)
from
Cavalier's Guardian WatchBlog

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Happy Halloween 



My family's votes and why 

I'd love to hear a few family stories in the comments, especially if you support Bush and you have a family member supporting Kerry, or vice-versa. As for my family:

Stephanie: (NM voter) Finds Bush more pleasant and likeable. Like his values. Only watched some of the 3rd debate, and she HATED Kerry bringing up Cheney's daughter. Absolutely HATED it. Thought it was low and "scummy."

My sister: (PA voter) Bush. Likes his personality. Thinks Kerry has no personality. Says Kerry reminds her of the "bullshit artists" who tried to pick her up for all the years she was a bartender, the ones she humored but never paid any real attention to.

My mother: (NJ voter) Bush. "Kerry looks like a creep."

My father: (NJ voter) Bush. "I don't need the President to get me a job. I make my own work." He is all about taxes and terrorism. Was deeply affected by 9/11. And I mean deeply. Doesn't trust Kerry "as far as [he] could throw him."

My brother: (PA voter and registered Democrat) Bush. "I vote Democrat because the Democrats here in Philly are corrupt, and I make money from it. I'd vote for Kerry over Bush if they were running for mayor of Philly. My man Frank Rizzo would have voted for Bush."

Stephanie's Mom: (NM Voter) Bush. I have heard her curse only once. Ever. The morning of the Iowa caucuses, she saw Howard Dean on TV and said, "What an asshole." Likes Bush's faith and resolve.

Stephanie's Dad: (NM Voter) Bush. He was in the Navy from 1960-66. Enough said. Has called Kerry the following: "Asshole" "Huge Asshole" "Major Asshole" "Asshole Democrat" "A Real Asshole" and several other variations. Also said that "I don't know why they think that calling Bush a 'cowboy' is some sort of insult."

Stephanie's sister: (NM Voter)Kerry. Knows nothing about what is going on. Says "We shouldn't be in Iraq." Was a huge Dean supporter, but just couldn't get out to vote for the primary. Too busy that day.

Stephanie's Brother-in-Law: (NM Voter) Kerry. Is originally from Boston. Thinks Michael Moore is an honest man. Simply a typical uninformed liberal. Despite all that, a top-notch guy, a terrific uncle to my daughter, who absolutely adores him, as she should.

My cousin Jamie: (VA Voter) Bush: Currently in Mosul, Iraq. Voting for the guy who sent him there. So is "95% of the guys with [him there]."

My Uncle Andrew: (NJ Voter) Bush. Bush is a real leader and Kerry is "a piece of shit."

There you have it. Most of my immediate family supports Bush. One hting I am happy about. Bush lost New Mexico by 336 votes last time. The 4 votes he is getting from my family were not here 4 years ago, while the 2 Kerry votes were here in 2000, and voted for Gore.

Tell us about some of your family.

Laugh of the month 

I can't stop laughing!

“I know a great deal about the Middle East because I’ve been raising Arabian horses,” he said.

Who is that unparalleled genius? Patrick Swayze. F'n hlarious.



Interesting (for once) AP article 

Some parts of this article caught my eye.

Bush, Kerry Crisscross Midwestern States

APPLETON, Wis. - As President Bush and John Kerry crisscrossed Midwest battleground states Saturday, a new poll showed the incumbent moving ahead of the Massachusetts senator in the popular vote, and Democrats said their private surveys also hinted at momentum for the president.

Throughout the battlegrounds, Kerry's mostly paid army of organizers was pitted against Bush's largely volunteer-driven team to get supporters to the polls Tuesday.

Of course, the pro-Kerry bias comes back soon after. But I was surprised that those 2 parts got past the AP editor.

I knew Karl Rove would get blamed 

But I didn't think it would be that old, senile bastard Walter Cronkite:

Cronkite: "I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing."

Beyond hilarious.

Laugh of the day 

Read the comments of those who are supporting Kerry. Remember, these are people who are endorsing Kerry. Some of my favorites:

Andrew Sullivan - I completely understand those who look at this man's record & deduce that he is simply unfit to fight a war for our survival. They have an important point.

Washington Post - Some of Mr. Kerry's strengths strike us as potential weaknesses.

Paul Berman -I'm voting for Kerry, with no great belief that he will be a first-rate president

Daniel Drezner - I remain completely unconvinced that Kerry understands the limits of multilateral diplomacy.

Scott Moore, Slate - These times demand strong positive leadership. I don't know if John Kerry can provide it, but...


We don't even have to make it up. Kerry supporters write it for us.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Sneak preview of late Tuesday night 

This will be the scene at Kerry's "victory" celebration Tuesday night.



Thanks to Patrick for sending this.

Laugh The Vote 

With this election coming down to the wire and people from both sides biting the bloody nubs that once was held their finger nails due to nervousness it's time to back away from the edge of our seats and have a good laugh. Click here and make sure to watch "Good To Be In DC" as well as "This Land Is Your Land".

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

bin Laden is back 

Look at this, bin Laden is back (maybe):

Al-Jazeera Airs Videotape by Bin Laden

Looks like bin Laden got his copy of the Democrat talking points. He was even smart enough to mention that Kerry or Bush doesn't matter. Wow. He's probably registered to vote absentee in Chicago too.

I can't wait to hear what Kerry says about this.

THE CHOICE 

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Via Joeham

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Can anyone confirm this? 

I heard on the radio tonight that right after John Kerry shook hands with Bruce Springsteen on stage tonight, he looked at his hand and wiped it on his suit jacket. Is that true?

How long... 

...before the liberals accuse Karl Rove of putting out that tape? Hell, even accuse him of being the guy on the tape?

Just A Thought 

With the latest Al Qaeda terror threat tape that blames President Bush, Vice President Cheney and the American people for their having to attack and murder us it seems quite obvious that they'd be happy to have a President Kerry. I just hope that America remembers our long heritage of not giving in to demands from enemies, not backing down when times get tough and not bowing to pressure from foreign nationals whether they are the heads of state or piles of human shit with terror on their mind.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

More brilliance from the LA Times' Michael Ramirez 




Open letter to France 

Dear France,

Please keep that scumbag Yassar Arafat alive and alert until Wednesday. This way, one of his final thoughts will be knowing that Bush was re-elected. After that, kindly let that murderous dirtbag die painfully.

Sincerely,

Brian

A teabag Bush endorsement 

This is a very fair article about why some teabag thinks that Bush should be re-elected. I love the title:

Look at Bush's enemies: they are the reason why he deserves re-election

Some of the criticism of Bush contained here are overstated. Some are totally legitimate. But, the writer gets it, knows that Bush gets it, and America does too. That is why Bush will win on Tuesday. I love this part:

But above all, in this oppositional sort of age, when it is often easier to be defined by what one is against rather than what one is for, I have to say it is his enemies who most justify Mr Bush’s re-election.

The list of those whose world could be truly rocked on Tuesday is just too long and too rich to be ignored. If you think for a moment about those who would really be upset by a second Bush term, it becomes a lot easier to stomach
.

That is why Bush is spending this last week asking Democrats to stand with him. Many Democrats know that Bush is right about what is important.

Open offer to Kerry supporters 

Please e-mail us why you are supporting Kerry. (Especially Mikelx and Steve Ex-Pat)

Here is the real challenge: I want to hear why you are supporting Kerry, and not why you are opposing Bush.

I will post all pro-Kerry e-mails (as space allows) tomorrow afternoon. After all, this is not a liberal site, so you know we welcome opposing views here.

A Reminder 

Here's a little FYI for all of you who have forgotten that we're at war with terrorists and that we can't negotiate with them or leave the problem to the police.

"What took place on September 11 was but the opening salvo of the global war on America and that our Lord willing, the magnitude and ferocity of what is coming your way will make you forget all about September 11 After decades of American tyranny, now it's your turn to die." - Al Qeada Member on Tape
The only way to defeat these animals is to kill them. Unfortunately John Kerry doesn't understand this and if elected President his ignorance will cost American lives.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

Bush at the Silverdome 

Were you there? The Detroit Free Press says that there were both "nearly 20,000 people" and "more than 20,000."

I'd like to know if those numbers are accurate, or understated, because, the Detroit News says there were "nearly 30,000 supporters."

From the same story in the Detroit Press:

Kerry, who spoke to an overflow crowd at Macomb Community College on Monday, also is expected to make a return trip to Michigan before the election.

By the way, what stadiums has Kerry been speaking at? I haven't seen him at any, but I have seen Bush at quite a few.

Amazing, isn't it? 

For well over a year now, we have pounded over the head with some variation of this: "Bush lied. Saddam had no WMD's. Saddam was not a threat."

Now, a week before the election, we are bombarded with, "Bush is incompetent because he didn't secure those dangerous weapons, which are being used against are troops and can be used to make triggers for nuclear weapons."

So, in sum, the Democrat argument is, "Bush did not secure the weapons that he lied about and Saddam didn't have anyway."

Hey Democrats: DO YOU REALLY THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ABSOLUTE DOPES? You must. There is no other explanation.

And, no matter how much the Democrat spinmeisters try to deny it, Kerry IS DEGRADING OUR TROOPS, JUST LIKE HE DID IN 1971!! No wonder the Swift Boat Vets hate his guts. And, no matter what you think, the troops see it as a slap in their faces.

I cannot for the life of me believe that Kerry has a chance to win on Tuesday. (Although he won't, so accept that Bush will be around another 4 years Democrats.) There are so many Americans gullible enough to believe that Bush will reinstate the draft, who still think the New York Times is an honest newspaper, and that John Kerry "supports the troops" when his entire career, in his words and actions, has made our military out to be dumb savages, while voting to cut off every nickel from them that he could.

Democrats should be ashamed of themselves. If Bush is as bad as you act, then explain to me why you are forced to outright lie in an attempt to get him? Just like I know that if half the charges against Bush were true, he'd lose 49 states, I know that the majority of American people are wise enough to know Kerry is scum and will vote accordingly.

Last thought: Democrats are suing all over the place over the election. Now, if they thought they were going to win, they wouldn't be trying to delegitimize that vote count, would they? You already know the answer.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hey Ohio, take note 

Bush and Kerry will be on ESPN's Sports Center Monday night. Remember that Kerry said this:

The Democratic challenger also said he didn't think Pete Rose should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

"He'd be a slam dunk on performance," Kerry said. "But as we know from Shoeless Joe (Jackson) and other experiences, gambling is treated differently and it's over the line."



Come to think of it, I hope my fellow Phillies fans take note of this as well. After all, without Pete Rose, the Phils don't win the 1980 World Series.

Arafat croaking 

Let's hope that murderous scumbag Yassar Arafat is never heard from again.

Ailing Arafat Still in Serious Condition

Lee from Right-Thinking said it best: Die, You Terrorist Vermin


Line of the day 

From Dick Morris:

At long range and at long last, [Bush] is making the case that terrorism is the only issue that really matters. To discuss anything else after 9/11 is like asking Mrs. Lincoln: "Other than that, how did you like the play?"

Oh the humanity!! 

After seeing this video, I am now planning to vote for Kerry. The nerve of Bush to put up his middle finger and joke about it. next thing you know, he might fart in front of his wife.

Seriously. It's amazing, isn't it, that the left whot hinks everyone should indulge in profanity, pornography, and drugs whenever one feels like it turn around and think we are going to be shocked by this.

Bush is a funny guy. Can you imagine Kerry every joking like that? Of course not.

The Real October Surprise 

Lock your doors, bar the windows and hide your children because the Democrat's real "October Surprise" is here. It will shock you! It will scare you! It will make you sterile! It will make you vote for John Kerry!

What shocking and revealing thing have the Democrats dug up on President Bush you ask? Did he drown kittens for fun? Did he make gay love to Osama Bin Laden? Did he tip cows while drunk? No! The shocking revelation that will change the course of this election is video of President Bush giving cameras "the one fingered victory salute"!

Oh the humanity, a President who once gave the bird to a camera in fun during a rehearsal. How can this country survive such a scandal!

I feel faint.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Please pass this along or post on your blog 

In the Houston area, a 13-year old girl, the daughter of a regular reader here, (who comments under the name Calliope) is missing. Her name is Katy, and here is her photo:

UPDATE: AMBER ALERT CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE



This beautiful young girl has been getting calls from someone named "Paul Bennett" and this may just be the guy:



If you see either of these two, please contact the Galveston, Texas, or Houston, Texas police departments, or even the FBI, as they may have crossed state lines. And, please pray that our friend Cynthia gets her daughter back safely.

And, if you have anyway of tracing this cell phone number, '509-301-2582' , please do so and send me what you have. I GUARANTEE full anonymity, even if I have to go to jail.

Pass this along or post it on your blog. The internet is a powerful tool, so let's use it to get Cynthia her beautiful daughter back.

UPDATE: AMBER ALERT CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE

Puzzling Evidence! 

Let's see we've got the New York Times and CBS News working together on their own little "October Surprise" (that has since been discredited) that they were going to drop on the eve of the election in hopes of unfairly influencing it in John Kerry's favor. Instead of dropping it when planned they choose to drop their bomb within 12 hours of the Kerry Campaign coming out with an ad that said the very same thing. Is it a coincidence or is this collusion?

My suggestion to you is to take everything that CBS News and the New York Times says especially in the next week with a serious dose of cynicism since they certainly act like an arm of the Kerry Campaign.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

This weekend's Caption Contest 

My friends, the winner of this contest will get a copy of of the terrific book Miles Gone By by William F. Buckley.

Thanks to Schpeen for providing this picture, and if you have a picture for our final contest next weekend, send it right away.

Hit us with your best shot.



[Update: Bumped to top. You have until Tuesday at Midnight PST to get yours in)

More hilarious election week stories 

Bush was on Good Morning America this morning, and the "bulge" in his shirt during the first debate was deemed important enough to discuss.

Bush Blames Poorly Made Shirt for Bulge

AP: New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions

Months ago, Ann Coulter said it best months ago, something close to this: "For Democrats, Bush's National Guard service can only have two possibilities: 1) Bush was AWOL, 2) The matter needs more investigation."

Response To A Liberal 

Shockingly I recieved an intelligent and articulate response from a Kerry supporter to a post that I made a few weeks ago about John Edwards promising to make everyone in a wheelchair get up and walk once elected. My response cuts to the basic problem with liberalism and I figured that it'd be best to share it here:

Dear H_Democrat;

Thank you for making a clear and logical case even though I disagree with it. Most people on your side who stop by here can only say "Bush suks and so do you" so your post was refreshing to hear. For that reason alone I'll not strike your obvious plea for votes which I normally strike because this is after all my blog. I have no intention of this blog advertising for Kerry because I soundly and proudly support President Bush.

While I do not have time right this minute to research all that you have said I have issue with one of your main points. In general, this seems to be a point brought up again and again by people with a liberal ideology. That is, that throwing money at a government agency will solve every problem, and the more money thrown the sooner the problem is solved. You see even though the government isn't funding embryonic stem cell research, it is still going on. It seems that time and time again I need to say that the government is not the only answer. Just because they throw money into embryonic stem cell research doesn't mean that it will get anywhere because in general the government and the people employed by it doesn't have to produce results. The people who work there have no real incentive to change the world or make a miracle cure because even if they do there's nothing in it for them but the same paycheck they'd always get. Now let's take that same person and put them in a private company. If they make a miracle cure for the common cold people are going to buy as much of it as they can and the company is going to grow. The stock that person has been given for retirement or as a bonus is going to shoot through the roof and before you know it they'll have more money than god, or at least enough to live on comfortably. Now, that's a real incentive to succeed.

You can hope for a cure from the government but the only way you'll get one is in private industry because they have the incentive.

BTW since you brought up beliefs as in "I do not want a president that uses his own beliefs" what's wrong with having them? I presume that you have beliefs which lead you to vote the way you do. Kerry has beliefs (presumably) that lead him to act as he does. He's been touting those beliefs on television quite a bit lately, in fact. Beliefs are the backbone of what people are made of and the basis of how we make choices. You're wanting someone who has no core and such will be unable to make the hard decisions that a President has to make. That in a world where there are people who want you, me and my family dead is only going to cause more dead Americans because he/she won't make the call for fear of offending someone. That's why George W. Bush will be elected President yet again next week.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

LYING TIMES 

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Powerline

Via Joeham

He Shoots, He Misses 

Remember all of that screaming and attacking by John Kerry yesterday about how "George Bush lost 380 tons of high explosives" or something of that sort. Well it turns out that the explosives in question weren't there when NBC News reporters embedded with our troops on April 10, 2003 went to secure the site. Yes this "new" story is a year and a half old and the New York Times (the source of John Kerry's attacks) held it that long in order to give their brother in arms (John Kerry) some ammo.

I wonder if the 380 tons of high explosives in question is some of the materials that Saddam reportedly sent to the other Baathist regime in the region, Syria right before the war.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Kerry and the NY Times 


Democratic talking point of the week 

The polls that have Bush ahead are wrong because they don't count cell phones. Last week, the problem was that too many likely voters were counted as comapred to registered voters. Or maybe it was the other way around. It is hard to keep up with.

Once again, this is all you need to know about polls, and why I don't bother with them. One says Kerry, the other says Bush, every poll conducted by a university says Kerry. It'll drive you insane.


The bombardment is on 

A week to go before the election, and for the next week, we'll get punded over the head with headlines like this:

FBI Says Murders Up for 4th Straight Year

WASHINGTON - Every type of violent crime fell last year with one notable exception: Murders were up for the fourth straight year, according to an annual FBI report released Monday.

After reaching a low point in 1999 of about 15,500 homicides, the number has crept up steadily since then to more than 16,500 in 2003 — or almost six murders for every 100,000 U.S. residents
.

That damn Bush has got everyone in a killing mood. It must be him. After all, the killing started going up in 2000.

U.N.: 400 Tons of Iraq Explosives Missing

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei reported the disappearance to the U.N. Security Council on Monday, two weeks after he said Iraq told the nuclear agency that the explosives had vanished from the former Iraqi military installation as a result of "theft and looting ... due to lack of security."

The disappearance raised questions about why the United States didn't do more to secure the Al-Qaqaa facility 30 miles south of Baghdad and failed to allow full international inspections to resume after the March 2003 invasion
.

The U.N. is late again. Perhaps they should have read this.

U.S. Action Bars Right of Some Captured in Iraq

Boo-f'n-hoo.

Increase In War Funding Sought - Bush to Request Another $70 Billion

The Bush administration intends to seek about $70 billion in emergency funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan early next year, pushing total war costs close to $225 billion since the invasion of Iraq early last year, Pentagon and congressional officials said yesterday.

Bush cousins launch pro-Kerry Web site

A little late in the game, isn't it? We've been here for 8 months.

Whistle-Blower Asks for Halliburton Investigation

Bush Aide Draws Fire with Pre-Election Speech

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) - President Bush's national security adviser touted the president's foreign policy to a Jewish group on Monday in a speech Democrats said was as a blatant foray into Bush's re-election campaign.

C'mon. Only the whiny bitch Democrats are upset that a strong, black woman is speaking for Bush. Makes them look bad.

Democrats say Rice and other officials like Treasury Secretary John Snow and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge have been making most of their federally paid trips in swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, all of which may be critical in deciding the outcome of the Nov. 2 election.

Wow. I must have missed the Democrat outrage that Kerry has been getting paid for not showing up to work and that Max Cleland is out bashing Bush while being on the federal payroll to the tune of 136 Large a year.

My friends, we'll be getting a week of this crap. By all means, pass on any hilarious Bush-bashing headline or story you come across. Remember, we want to make this last week fun.

B.C. puts it best - again 

If you don't understand this comic, then read this:


A week to go 

Let's face it. Everyone has decided who they are going to vote for, and nothing will chnage any minds. So, for the last week of the life of this blog, let's have some fun. Please tell us why you are voting for Bush, or why you are voting for Kerry. And, share with us family stories, school, work stories, whatever you think may be interesting or amusing. Use the comments or e-mail them to me, and I will post them. And, if you have any Photoshops, cartoons, visuals, whatever, send them along too. Let's make this last week a lot of fun.

Going To College 

With the election basically a week away it's time to start ignoring the national polls and start concentrating on the real poll that decides who becomes President, the Electoral College. The race is simple; whoever reaches 270 Electoral College votes wins. So who's looking good in the college?

As of right now it looks like Kerry has 211 Electoral College votes wrapped up even though some of his solid states such as Hawaii are moving from the solid Kerry column to the weak Kerry column. That's not good news for Kerry since he has the furthest to climb with 59 votes to go to the goal.

On Bush's side things are looking good. He currently has 234 votes in the bag and his states are staying solid. All he needs is 36 votes which means out of the toss up states he could win with just Florida and Wisconsin.

As of right now President Bush's campaign has the momentum to take the lions share of the toss up states as well as reducing Kerry's lead in states that he has been counting on like Hawaii. I don't think Hawaii has ever voted Republican and the fact that Kerry's slipping there does not look well for him.

Winning elections is all about momentum and Kerry is trending down and Bush is steadily moving up. We've got just eight more days to go and unless something drastic occurs it's looking like a Bush win.

To track all of the polls and the Electoral College head on over to Real Clear Politics.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.


SECRET MEETING 

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Powerline

Washington Times

Via Joeham

Sunday, October 24, 2004

The huge crowds for Bush 

Bush spoke yesterday at Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, and will be speaking this week at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. Kerry is speaking in parking lots and banquet halls.

Have I missed Kerry speaking to crowds of 20,000, 30,000 or more? Wouldn't the media be telling me every 5 minutes how Kerry drew 40,000 to a stadium?

Correct me if I am wrong, but the angry favor Kerry and the enthusiastic favor Bush. And, if I missed Kerry playing to a huge crowd, let me know.

Telephone pollsters 

Since I live in the swing state of New Mexico (where Bush is going to win this time), over the last 2-3 weeks my phone has been rinigng off the hook. There are only 3 types of calls I have been getting: My girlfriend's sister, the usual solicitors, and pollsters. Tonight, my girlfriend got this call, which I will relay to you what she told me:

Caller: Hi, I am from [some women's group] and I wanted to congratulate you on registering to vote. I just wanted to make sure we can count on your support for John Kerry.

Stephanie: "Uh, no. I am voting for George Bush."

Caller: {Dead silence and hangup]

The recent reports that Bush has strong support among women must be getting to the Kerry people. They are the third women's group to call this weekend, and I have been bombarded with ads by Kerry talking about woman's pay disparity and Kerry saying he will kill the terrorists. [Funny, isn't it? When Bush talks of killing the terrorists, the MSM talks about how that insensitivity and arrogance turns off women, but as soon as Kerry loses support amongst women, and talks about killing terrorists, they play it as Kerry being strong and resolute.]

I have gotten calls from so many pollsters, it has been a joke. Rasmussen has called twice, and I have never heard of the rest. ANd I tell them all the same thing: Terrorism and taxes are the issue, and I am 100% for President Bush and Congresswoman Heather Wilson.

Have you been called day and night by pollsters? Tell us about it in the comments, and let us know what state you are in.

Kerry: Man of integrity, integrity, integrity 

Jean Francois said he met with the entire U.N. Security Council the week before the vote on Iraq. It seems that Kerry's statement was not entirely accurate. Not even close.


Fidel Castro, Demigod? 

Most people know by now that Fidel Castro fell off a stage, apparently breaking his knee and arm, after making a commencement speech. The people of Cuba would be a lot better off had it been his neck. Despite the way Oliver Stone and many other Hollywood halfwits consider Castro some sort of demigod, he's just another thug that managed to hijack an entire country for his own personal aggrandisement. Steven Spielberg called his dinner with Castro "the eight most important hours of my life." Jack Nicholson said, "He is a genius." Naomi Campbell called Castro "a source of inspiration to the world." However, the harsh reality is a bit different, as Human Rights Watch reported in 1999: "The denial of basic civil and political rights is written into Cuban law. In the name of legality, armed security forces, aided by state-controlled mass organizations, silence dissent with heavy prison terms, threats of prosecution, harassment, or exile. Cuba uses these tools to restrict severely the exercise of fundamental human rights of expression, association, and assembly. The conditions in Cuba's prisons are inhuman, and political prisoners suffer additional degrading treatment and torture. In recent years, Cuba has added new repressive laws and continued prosecuting nonviolent dissidents while shrugging off international appeals for reform and placating visiting dignitaries with occasional releases of political prisoners."

It's impossible to understand why so many so-called Liberals support this monster. Especially confusing is his rabid support among the Hollywood Left, when he embodies the antithesis of everything all true Americans love -- free speech, liberty, prosperity, autonomy and justice. Their hypocrisy is stunning; they praise Castro, who is actually guilty of all the human rights abuses they falsely impute to President Bush... whom they condemn. For example, Liberals are chronically overwrought over
nonexistent abuses of the PATRIOT Act, which allows the exact same methods already used to investigate organised crime and serial murders to investigate terrorism (surely, at least, a combination of both crimes). If their claims about its use to "destroy" free speech were actually true, then they should be overjoyed to be living in a more Cuba-like workers' paradise.

The best response to Castro's injury came from the Bush administration itself. During the daily press briefing on 21 October,
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher was asked about the official response to the news. You'll get no mealy-mouthed, nuanced, appeasing, falsely sympathetic pandering to totalitarian dictators from this President, that's for sure.

MR. BOUCHER: We heard that Castro fell. There are, I think, various reports that he broke a leg, an arm, a foot, and other things, and I'd guess you'd have to check with the Cubans to find out what's broken about Mr. Castro. We, obviously, have expressed our views about what's broken in Cuba.
QUESTION: Do you wish him a speedy recovery?
MR. BOUCHER: No.

No one is quite sure what John Kerry's stance on Cuba is. In March 2004,
he told a Florida crowd, "I'm pretty tough on Castro," and "I voted for the Helms-Burton legislation to be tough on companies that deal with him." In truth, he was one of only 22 Senators that voted against the 1996 measure to toughen sanctions against the dictator. He has also voted to loosen travel restrictions and controls on how much cash Cuban-Americans can send to the island. Kerry argued that "the embargo only strengthens Castro by excluding American culture." In 2000, Kerry told the Boston Globe that a reappraisal of the embargo was "way overdue." Tough indeed.

I wonder why those on the Left haven't yet blamed President Bush for tripping Castro? After all, they blame him for 9/11 (which was
planned since 1996), the "bad" economy (which they refuse to admit has been improving for three years, since the 4th quarter of 2001), and the fact that the countries in Saddam's back pocket wouldn't fight him with us. They blame the President for high gas prices (because it's his fault we haven't been allowed to build a new refinery since 1976 due to environmentalists) and high oil prices (because he caused China's economy to boom and consume oil at unprecedented rates). They blame Bush for the lack of flu vaccines (because surely he was the party responsible for driving the vaccine business overseas in the 1980s, and then contaminating the batch that was due to be sold to us). When they think we're not looking, they even blame him for hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and volcanoes (because he didn't sign the economy-destroying Kyoto treaty, which the Senate rejected by a 95-0 vote in 1997) and probably for the lack of anything worth watching on over 200 channels of cable TV as well. So why haven't they blamed President Bush for Castro's broken knee?

Perhaps the "October Surprise" this election cycle will be a fake memo from President Bush to the CIA instructing them to plant a banana peel on the stage. Get Dan Rather on the line; he'll want to investigate that.

Read
the entire article
from
Cavalier's Guardian WatchBlog

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Laugh of the weekend 

This is the funniest headline I've seen in a while from the AP:

AP: Saddam Abused Oil-For-Food Program

In related news, the AP is reporting today that Abraham Lincoln is dead, water is wet, and the Soviet Union collapsed.

VDH - Man of Brilliance 

Victor Davis Hanson is possibly the most briiliant writer in the country. Read his latest piece on why Kerry will not win.

No Comment necessary 


Friday, October 22, 2004

Stolen Honor 

Via e-mail:

http://www.buttondepress.com/BostonManifesto/stolenhonor.wmv

The whole 42:09 Stolen Honor online FREE right now!

Spread the word on the internet!

Post on internet boards AND e-mails!

Stolen Honor nails Kerry and the VVAW
and how they lied at Winter Soldier.
And how Kerry lied to the US Senate in 1971
And how Kerry and his pack of liars caused our POW's to suffer!

Kerry and the DNC cannot stop
EVERYONE on the internet from seeing this!

http://www.buttondepress.com/BostonManifesto/stolenhonor.wmv

LITTLE HEAD 

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Via Joeham

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Castro falling down 

I saw the video of that old creaky bastard Fidel Castro falling on his face tonight. if you see a link to the video, please e-mail it to me.

This deserves its own post 

This is the commens thread for this post, about Al Gore stumping for Kerry in Florida.

Brian, don't quit your day job. Posting your opinion on a blog does not make you an expert.

Did you see what Andrew Sullivan said today:

"When you lose the Brits and half your own country in a vital war, you deserve to be fired as president. I'm sorry, but it's time the pro-war camp began to deal with this."
Mikelx | Email | 10.21.04 - 5:37 pm | #

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"When you lose...half your own contry in a vital way, you deserve to be fired as president..."


I guess we should have fired Abraham Lincoln too?!
Heidi | Email | 10.21.04 - 6:44 pm | #

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Andrew Sullivan? Understand this about him. He is a HIV-positive homosexual, and his interests are first and foremost the homosexual agenda. He conned people for a while, and they have caught on. That is why his page hits have dropped in half over the last few months. Quote him elsewhere. We don't care. If he were honest, he'd be for Bush since Bush is the first President to actually seriously take on AIDS. Clinton talked, but did squatta.
brian | Email | Homepage | 10.21.04 - 7:12 pm | #

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"He is a HIV-positive homosexual, and his interests are first and foremost the homosexual agenda."

Do you have a problem with this, Brian?
Mikelx | Email | Homepage | 10.21.04 - 8:29 pm | #

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Mike... he was giving the context of the author of the quote. Stop looking to turn people into bigots...

Backing someone into a corner does not mean you win the debate.
Jared... lovin me some libs | Email | 10.21.04 - 8:59 pm | #

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"Backing someone into a corner does not mean you win the debate."

Jared, he brought up Sullivan's homosexuality to discredit Sullivan's opinion of George Bush. Neither has anything to do with each other, and it was unnecessary. So I won the debate when he immediatly brought up a different issue.
Mikelx | Email | Homepage | 10.21.04 - 11:22 pm | #


My answer to Mikelx:

You are damn right I brought up Sullivan's homosexuality to discredit him. If you read him regularly, like I once did, you would know that his support for the war in Iraq ended the same day Bush announced his support for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Sullivan was immediately exposed as a con man.

Sullivan's homosexuality has everything to do with what he says. It is not another issue, it is a huge part of the discussion, like it or not. Like nearly all homosexuals, his worldview is defined by his homosexuality. You call me a bigot for bringing it up. Fine, so be it. Think what you may. Do I have a problem with his being an HIV-positive homosexual? Frankly, its his life and his problem, and I don't care one way or the other. But, if you are going to quote him as an authority here, I am going to make sure that those who don't know anything about Sullivan know exactly where he comes from. Sullivan's comment,

"When you lose the Brits and half your own country in a vital war, you deserve to be fired as president. I'm sorry, but it's time the pro-war camp began to deal with this"

is pure crap. He hates Bush over gay marriage, plain and simple. Bringing up the war to bash Bush is cover, because Sullivan is a smart man, and knows that he can't scream gay marriage to bash Bush because it is a loser. And, ol' teabag Andrew (I mean teabag as in Brit, not what he does on weekends) should know by now that Americans respect Brits, but don't base their decisions on what Brits think about them. We kicked them out around 230 years ago because we were not interested in their opinions.

Mike, it is subterfuge. That is my opinion, and I stand by it. You are right that posting my opinion does not make me an expert. But you can never say my opinions don't have backup, and I do not quote from talking points and meaningless stats and polls. I give you my gut, which comes from my experience. We have comments so you can disagree, which I welcome. This isn't a liberal website, where those who stray form the plantation are banned.

You are always welcome to disagree, or, if you need to reinforce your beliefs, there is always Oliver "paid by George Soros" Willis and Kos to keep you feeling good.

E-mail from here in ABQ 

John R. sent me this picture, from the Albuquerque Journal, and titled the e-mail: News from the forgotten battleground state of New Mexico.



A heavily fortified presidential campaign sign greets oncoming traffic Wednesday morning on a busy Nob Hill-area street.

Hey, John, I don't know if you knew this, but I am in Albuquerque, and I attend UNM School of Law. I saw that sign because a guy I go to law school with told me about it, and we drove by. I was listening to 770 AM KKOB today and they were talking about an old man who was told to take his Bush sign down because it was too big and violated the ordinance. Is this the same one, do you know? (Of course, no one has complained about the Kerry signs of the same size all over town.)

At UNM Law, I am one of the only Bush supporters, and everyone knows it. The Kerry liberals have yet to give me a reason to vote for Kerry, only anti-Bush nonsense they learned from Michael Moore. One good thing, though. Except for the few diehards, I have seen them slowly become discouraged, because they know that Kerry is going to lose.

Bush is going to win here. And I am going to rub it in hard come November 3rd.

Thanks for sending that.

Why we love Dick Cheney 

I just love this:

SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Vice President Dick Cheney poked fun at Sen. John Kerry's goose hunting Thursday, arguing that the image of the gun-toting, camouflaged Democrat was an "October disguise" that masked his voting record against gun rights.

Absolutely hilarious!!

E-mail from typical Liberal 

Get this e-mail I received, titled "Quiet Comment Here:"

The regular folks, the ones who put on uniforms, the great folks who work and toil and shout for Bush - they are the ones who are used up in war and taxes. Yet they march off the cliff for him. Smart.

I am studying for my Torts midterm, so I do not have adequate time to respond. So I ask the readers to respond to this dope for me.

I'll just say this: The military is not a victim group, and they know exactly why they are fighting. This is why gutless pussy liberals like this dope, who think that their rights come from a piece of paper (one that is adjusted to mean whatever they need it to mean at the time) and from peace marches, are so far in the minority in this country. They just don't get it. The military supports Bush because he respects them back, and doesn't treat them like a victim group or a bunch of children. It is gutless worm liberals who need everything explained again and again, like children. The military doesn't. They know why they are in Iraq. They remember 9/11. They know that our freedom comes from sacrifices by them, not from the ACLU.

It is this attitude, shared by you and your liberal pals, that will assure Bush of re-election. Liberalism is a LOSER. Why else do you think Kerry runs from that "label?"

4 more years of Bush. Get used to it.

An Open Letter to the Undecided Voter 

The polls keep telling us there are still undecided voters out there. It's hard to believe, but I imagine they're the people who don't really pay attention to all the political stuff until they have to -- the way I used to be, in fact. The downside is that with less than a month to go, it's hard for them to get all the information they need, with all the Democrats spinning and spouting talking points like mad, aided by the "mainstream" media. Several times I've been asked why an undecided voter would choose to vote for President Bush. This is my answer. Feel free to pass it on.

First of all, and most importantly, President Bush has precisely the right idea on how to fight terrorism. Not only do we have to fight individual terrorists, but every nation or group that harbors, supplies, trains, or uses terrorists to attack their enemies must stop doing so. Their leaders must renounce the support of terror -- as Libya and Pakistan have done -- or face sanctions and diplomatic pressure -- as Syria does now -- culminating in the use of force if necessary. Al-Qaeda is Arabic for "the base." They're not an isolated group; their aim is to coordinate the activities of all terrorist groups, even non-Islamic ones like the Basque terror group ETA. This war is not about one group -- or one man, though Democrats like to characterise the entire war on terror as a single-minded manhunt for Osama bin Laden. It's far bigger than that. Kerry's idea is to fight al-Qaeda (and what if they change their name?) by negotiation and law enforcement means. You can't stop dictators from employing terror as a weapon by going to the UN, which gives them legitimacy and power. You can't stop them by arresting the foot soldiers of terror after they commit their "crimes." It's the same approach Clinton used, and it never stopped a single terrorist attack. That method doesn't work.

Read the entire article
from Cavalier's Guardian BlogDrive

Laugh of the Day 

From our friends at the Democratic Underground:

Hey Democrats, ask yourself this 

Why is Kerry campaigning in Michigan on Monday?

And answer honestly to yourself. Think about it. Every poll in the country has given Michigan to Kerry, and rather easily. If that is true, then why is he there when Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, and Iowa are so important? If you were to believe the polls, Kerry campaigning in Michigan is like Bush campaigning in North Carolina. If Bush were in North Carolina, I'd be nervous as hell right now.

This is why I tell you never to follow the polls, and instead concentrate on where the candidates are. They know best.

This is great news 

Gore to Stump for Kerry in Florida

Oct. 21, 2004 — As if the Florida recount of 2000 didn't loom large enough in the minds of voters and politicians, ABC News has learned that former Vice President Al Gore will campaign for Sen. John Kerry this weekend in Florida.

Kerry made the request of Gore, the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee, over the weekend in a telephone conversation, Democratic sources told ABC News.


There are 2 reasons why this is great news. First, Gore is insane, and he will turn off voters left and right in Florida. Just remember what happened to Howard Dean's campaign ddon after Gore endorsed him.

Second, Al Gore has ZERO< ZILCH, NADA appeal to moderates and conservatives. Kerry putting him out there is more prove of how Kerry is concerned about his base.

I hope Gore re-enacts his Georgetown and NYU speeches.

Where's PETA? 

John Kerry goes out with a gun in hand to kill innocent animals and where is PETA?


Perhaps they are too blinded by the great, glaring evil that is KFC to notice Kerry's little lapse into hypocrisy, whatcha think?

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

Kerry People It's Over 

There has been one poll that has been wrong only twice in predicting the winner of the Presidential election since they started in 1940 and they just came out to call this year's winner. I'm sorry you Kerry Kooks but your man is going to be beat by President Bush 52 to 47. Of course I'm talking about the Scholastic News Poll. I actually think that the kids are a more honest reflection on how their parents are going to truly vote.

Sorry Kerry Kooks, a 5% lead is not "stealing the election" or "selected not elected" so you'll have to think up something else to whine about for the next four years.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

GLOBAL TEST... 

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Via Joeham

Picture of the year 

This is that scumbag Fidel Castro after he fell on his creaky old ass.



F Castro. I hope he dies a painful death, and soon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Tonight on LV Rocks 

I had a great time tonight on LV Rocks, arguing with a few Kerry supporters. I will get the MP3 so you can hear for yourself. Unlike the left wing nuts, these guys were pretty grounded, although they did have their "See F-9/11 for proof" moments.

I would offer the Kerry supporters advice: Stop reading the talking points and citing statistics to prove that America is in bad shape. You know better. You see it daily with your own eyes.

Shaun and Debbie, the hosts, treated me quite well and I enjoyed being on. It reminded me of old times.

Check us out live on the internet 

I will be a guest tonight on the internet radio station LVROCKS.COM on Wednesday night at 8pm PST (10 in Houston and 11 in Philly), on a show called STD: Subject to Discussion. I get to go against a Kerry supporter.

I hope you can check it out. I used to be on Philly radio and was a DJ for a long time, so I will represent our blog quite well.

Make sure you listen while you are doing your nightly surfing, or whatever. If you miss it, I will get the MP3 and leave it up for you to hear another time.

If you listen, make sure you let me know what you think.

You would have to be... 

...as dumb as Steve the Ex-Pat living in New Zealand to actually believe this story:

Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's security council said Tuesday that the re-election of President Bush was in Tehran's best interests, despite the administration's axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country's nuclear ambitions.

Yeah, I believe the mullahs 100%. They'd perfer the guy who has said that "Iran will not get nuclear weapons" and has the credibility and balls to back it up over the guy who wants to give them nuclear fuel and accomodate them. And, if you aren't laughing yet, this will sure make you keel over:

Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body.

"We haven't seen anything good from Democrats," Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate over another.

Though Iran generally does not publicly wade into U.S. presidential politics, it has a history of preferring Republicans over Democrats, who tend to press human rights issues.

"We do not desire to see Democrats take over," Rowhani said when asked if Iran was supporting Democratic Sen. John Kerry against Bush.


HAHAHAHAHA!! You mean Jimmy Carter really hurt them when he did next to nothing and let Iran hold our people hostage for 444 days? Or when Clinton apologozed to them in 1998, 2 years after Iran-backed Hezbollah bombed the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia? Yeah, right. They really want Bush to win.

Those scumbag mullahs know our political system quite well. They know that foreign leaders endorsing Kerry is bad for Kerry. So, they are trying to play us for fools thinking since they support Bush, we should support Kerry.

If you believe Iran for one second, then you have spent too much time on Kos and Oliver Willis. Go out for some air.

This is why Kerry will lose 

Let's run down a few things that went down only today:

Kerry team slams reports VP Cheney had a flu shot

Democratic Senator Biden calls Bush "brain dead"

And Terrrr-ay-za said:"Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good," Heinz Kerry said. "But I don't know that she's ever had a real job — I mean, since she's been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things."

And, then there's this, which is probably the first truthful thing to come out of Michael Moore's mouth since the last time he answered "yes" to the question "are you hungry?" [link gone..hmmm]

"The reason they call Kerry the #1 liberal senator is because he is the #1 liberal senator."

I don't even know where to begin. Dick Cheney is the Vice-F'n-President of the United States, and has had several heart attacks. Do the Kerry people think he should not do all he can to take care of himself? They reveal their true feelings by ripping Cheney.

This flu vaccine "crisis" is pure bullshit. Really, how many people are going to die without having a flu shot? About the same exact number that die every year from the flu.

And, Kerry's allowance provider, who as far as I can tell only once worked briefly at the U.N., is criticizing Laura Bush? Mrs. Bush was a teacher and librarian before she became a mother, and is a hell of a lot classier than Tur-eyh-zah.

Take a look at the daily tomfoolery coming from the Democrats. They must think Americans are real dopes. Two weeks from now, Americans will show the Dopeycrats who the real dopes are, when they re-elect Bush.

"Damn The Voters! Full Speed Ahead!" 

It All Starts Nov 3
Eric Holder, a former Clinton Justice Department official who is now on the Democratic party's "Election Task Force," made a remarkable statement in a recent appearance on Fox News Sunday

Discussing a Democratic National Committee memo calling for local party members to complain "preemptively" about voter intimidation, Holder said, "If every vote is allowed to be cast, and if every vote is counted, John Kerry will be president within a day of that election."

After his comment spurred some laughter, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said, "Well, I don't know how you can guarantee that." But Holder just responded, "You heard it right here. If every vote is allowed to be cast and every vote is counted, John Kerry will be president."

This smash-mouth mentality — if Kerry loses, that fact alone is prima-facie evidence that Bush stole the election — is what the Kerry campaign and affiliated Democrats bring to the seemingly inevitable post-election-day fight. The Kerry campaign is pounding its chest, boasting that any Republican advantage in the actual votes cast is nothing compared to the Democrats' ability to find sympathetic judges and the rulings they seek. (emphasis mine - Paul)
Come Election Day and Bush wins by a clear amount will John Kerry do the right thing and concede? Nope. He's going to disregard the electoral process and most importantly the American people's votes and sue until he gets what he wants.

Get rid of any party affiliations that you might have and step back to think about this. Is it the American way to disregard the voice of the voters and the systems that have been in place since the founding of this republic to choose our leader just because of one man's lust for power? If it were a Republican pulling these games I'd be speaking out against it just as I am now. (And before you start hitting me over the head with "Bush stole the 2000 election quotes - please be aware that a final recount was taken by the media, and they were forced to conclude that Bush did in fact win the popular vote in Florida by a very narrow margin. So, if you won't buy what the official vote counters tell you, you might consider this corroboration. )

This strategy of deliberately ignoring the voters and their votes is wrong. It's frightening. No matter how much I've disliked any other President (especially Clinton), I have never thought so badly of them as to believe that they would go so far for power.

It's not a comfortable feeling to watch someone slowly pull a country apart this way. Keep your eyes open and your backs guarded, folks. Especially you Kerry supporters - I'm afraid you'll be in for a very unpleasant surprise someday at the hands of your own party.

Click here to read Paul Drabek's Blog.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Via e-mail 

I wrote you once before.

I am DC1(SW) Bradley I am a 17 year navy vet. I am now getting concerned about Bush wining reelection. Kerry is really pulling out all stops by lying cheating and deceiving the American people. If Kerry gets in to office most of my shipmates agree that our careers will be ruined. Our Commander and Chief gave us a lot and worked to take care of us, but I have an awful feeling if Kerry wins no more pay raises, taxed to death and a weak navy cause no one would want to serve under a man who committed treason. I have a family 4 children and a wife I need my military job. So please let's keep our Commander and Chief for 4 more years.

Respectfully DC1(SW) Bradley
USN SCRMC Ingleside Texas.

Harvard ain't all bad 

A Harvard Professor (stunningly) makes a great case against Kerry's argument that terrorism is a law enforcement issue.

Terrorism and the Mob

[Hat tip: The Vodka Pundit]

Sorry Democrats... 

...but no October surprise is coming, at least not from Bush. I am convinced, and have been for a while, that bin Laden is as dead as Julius Caesar.

Read this for some deeper thoughts on the matter.

Winners and losers 

Jed Babbin takes a look at who actually wins if Kerry is elected, and if Bush is elected:

November Losers

Some examples: When Bush wins, the losers will be CBS, NY Times, the U.N., Iran, Syria, and, my favorite, the EUnuchs, (Chirac and Schroeder), and those criminals from OPEC. I'd add to that list Arafat, Kim Jong-Il, the ACLU, Michael Moore, NBC, ABC, CNN, Paul Krugman, and George Soros.

On the off chance that Kerry wins, the losers will be the American soldier, Israel, doctors. However, as with all things, there is a positive: Hillary would be a huge loser.

Look on the bright side Democrats. Four more years of lying about Bush should be a lot more fun than four years of lying to cover Kerry's ass.

Bush in New Jersey 

The President, visiting Marlton, New Jersey, right next to the one where I used to live, made this perfect point:

Senator Kerry believes that fighting Zarqawi and other terrorists in Iraq is a "diversion" from the war on terror. (Boos.) I believe that fighting and defeating these killers in Iraq is an essential commitment in the war on terror. (Cheers, applause.) If Zarqawi and his associates were not busy fighting American forces in Iraq, does Senator Kerry think they would be leading productive and peaceful lives? (Laughter.) Clearly, these killers would be plotting and acting to murder innocent civilians in free nations, including our own. By facing these terrorists far away, our military's making the United States of America more secure. (Cheers, applause.)

Just perfect.

Kerry goes back to 9/10 



[Via e-mail]

A Good Laugh 

A friend sent me this and it was so good I wanted to share it with you:

A tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco

While looking aroundat the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking. The tourist decided he must have it.

He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat?""Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat, $100 for the story," said the wise old Chinaman.The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars."I'll just take the rat; you can keep the story.

As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster.

A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing.

Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward the Bay.Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming toward him.

Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay. Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat, and were all drowned.

The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.

"Ahhh," said the owner, "you have come back for story?""No sir," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat".

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Kerry's Senate Record 

Reading Kerry's entire Senate record reminds me of that joke in the movie Airplane. "Here, read this leaflet of Jewish sports heroes."

Thanks to Professor Bainbridge for putting it together. Certainly a quick read.

Caption Contest Winner 

The winner of our caption contest is....drumroll...Geoffrey Gallant of (I love this) Quincy, Mass.

When it's time for change, you've got to rearrange...

Johnny Bravo, everyone
Geoff Gallant | Email | 10.11.04 - 12:15 pm | #


The runners-up:

During a Democratic campaign rally, long-time decorated Vietnam Veteran and Presidental Candidate, Senator John Kerry suffered a minor flashback in which he threatened audience members with an imaginary knife. Senator Kerry was quoted as saying "Die you commie zipperheads!"
Bob doyle | Email | Homepage | 10.11.04 - 2:29 pm | #


John Kerry lowers the imaginary M-79 grenade launcher he "carries" to all campaign speeches after re-enacting the heroic rock-shooting episode that earned him his first Purple Heart. His wife and daughter watch, each hoping the other had remembered the tranquilizer darts.
Joshua Forrester | Email | 10.11.04 - 2:43 pm


The next contest will be up later today. Thanks to Schpeen for supplying that pic.

John Edwards is a pretty little bitch 

Watch this video. That fat Socialist weasel Michael Moore thought that using video like this (especially the Paul Wolfowitz clip) in F-911 was funny. I'll bet he doesn't like this one nearly as much.

[Thanks to Cynthia, who is riding high today after the way her Astros played last night)

Monday, October 18, 2004

DEAD VOTERS FOR KERRY 

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Via Joeham

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Team America 

Have you seen the movie "Team America?" If you have leave your review in the comments.

I saw it Saturday afternoon and laughed my balls off. Two scences I especially loved: When Kim Jong-Il called Hans Blix a cocksucker and fed him to a shark, and when the computer named Intelligence said their place was destroyed by a "fat, Socialist weasel." (He was referring to Michael Moore, of course)

Stone and Parker are sick bastards, pure and simple.

No matter who wins... 

...the outcry about the lack of flu vaccines will go away on November 3rd. Of course, today we found out that Bush is going to kill 1000 people in Iowa.

I cannot wait until Bush wins and all of this crap goes away. Th shamelessness of the Democrats is out-f'n-rageous.

More context 

Surprisingly, the New York Times' endorsement of Michale Dukakis in 1988 is very fair to George H. W. Bush. But, in the end, they find a way to endorse Dukakis, using the usual nonsense.

Both candidates have responded conscientiously to the rising need for early childhood intervention. Mr. Dukakis offers an imaginative college loan plan and speaks with feeling about extending his Massachusetts health insurance plan. In contrast to his opponent, he expresses admirable respect for the reproductive rights of women and the civil rights of minorities.

He also rates clear preference on the environment. A study last April of environmental efforts ranked Massachusetts first, with Wisconsin, among all the states. Mr. Bush's positions reflect a very recent conversion. Previously, he helped block or delay regulatory protections, like one to reduce lead in gasoline, and has failed to advance regulatory reforms that would lower cleanup costs
.

And, they might as well just re-ran this part today:

On the eve of struggle over which Americans must sacrifice to reduce the deficit, Mr. Bush proposes, needlessly and recklessly, to give away billions to the rich. People earning more than $200,000 would get almost 75 percent of the benefit. Far from putting out the fire, Mr. Bush would pour on gasoline.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. (Sorry no links, but I got these from Lexis-Nexis.)

For context purposes 

Let me quote some of the New York Times' endorsement of Walter Mondale on October 28, 1984:

So why not re-elect the President? For three reasons. First, because of the way he has paid for our recovery, and his popularity: with the pain of millions of people thrown out of work in the last four years and with the hundreds of billions of dollars Government must borrow in the next four.

Second, because much of the rest of his domestic program is repugnant. Mr. Reagan has punished the poor and retreated from civil rights. He has, laudably, continued the deregulation begun by Jimmy Carter. But the same President who vows to get Government off people's backs has recklessly pushed its nose into the most private realms of religion and family life.

Finally, and most important, because Mr. Reagan's diplomacy, mostly ineffective, has also been dangerous. Not only has he failed to stabilize the nuclear arms race but he has propelled it to new heights and lacks any plausible strategy for regaining control.


Sound familiar? Sure does to me. Especially the last part. Reagan didn't kiss the world's ass enough, and give in to the Commies, and thus deserves to go. Some things will never change.

Because of his lifelong opposition to arms control, Mr. Reagan might have driven good bargains with the Russians. Yet unlike every other President of the nuclear era, he lacks the conviction and dedicated personnel to achieve agreement, or even a good plan for achieving it.

Ahhh..just like Bush today. Reagan didn't make enough concessions, and doesn't have a plan. We all know how that turned out.

Lawyer Mondale offers pragmatic skill at making the best of reality. Ideologue Reagan offers the same tenacity that has brought him out diplomatically empty-handed. Who is likely to do better in arms negotiations in the next term, Walter Mondale or the President who tickles the religious right by reviling the Soviet Union as an Evil Empire?

Just switch "Reagan" and "Soviet Union" for "Bush" and "terrorism."

As for the environment, Mr. Reagan was too long content to let his record be written by James Watt and Anne Burford and other zealots who sabotaged or flouted the laws to protect air, water and human health.

Yep. Reagan destroyed the environment too.

Unless most economists are crazy, the country can't keep borrowing $200 billion a year. Everyone knows that spending cuts can't suffice. Everyone knows a tax increase is well-nigh inevitable. For all his feigned horror, Mr. Reagan knows it, too. The question is not whether there'll be a tax increase but whether the burden will be distributed fairly. On the evidence of his first term, Mr. Reagan will soak the poor, favor the rich and throw more money at the Pentagon.

Gee, do they just pull out the template every 4 years?

It is important for you to see that the New York Times would endorse a goat if it had a D next to it, and would villify Mother Theresa for "poor diplomacy," "tax cuts for the rich," and accuse her of destroying the environment if she had an R next to her name.

Or, simply put, fuck the New York Times.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

I'm stunned by this 

The suspense is over: The New York Times has endorsed (drumroll) Jean-Francois Kerry!!

John Kerry for President

Let's have some fun with this:

Senator John Kerry goes toward the election with a base that is built more on opposition to George W. Bush than loyalty to his own candidacy. But over the last year we have come to know Mr. Kerry as more than just an alternative to the status quo. We like what we've seen. He has qualities that could be the basis for a great chief executive, not just a modest improvement on the incumbent.

Basically, the New York Times, unlike Kerry's base of "support," uniquely realizes the potential of Kerry. Sure, he's destined for greatness. Must be that distinguished Senate record that proves it.

We have been impressed with Mr. Kerry's wide knowledge and clear thinking - something that became more apparent once he was reined in by that two-minute debate light. He is blessedly willing to re-evaluate decisions when conditions change. And while Mr. Kerry's service in Vietnam was first over-promoted and then over-pilloried, his entire life has been devoted to public service, from the war to a series of elected offices. He strikes us, above all, as a man with a strong moral core.

Clear thinking? I still don't know what he'd do about Iraq. Willing to re-evaluate when conditions change? Uh, no. Willing to change positions with the daily news cycles and the political winds. He doesn't think past this week. That is not a "strong moral core." Not even close.

[I won't even bother with the next 4 paragraphs. The left-wing litany: Ashcroft is evil, Bush is [wink, wink, a racist] for opposing affirmative action, bad on the environment, etc.]

The president who lost the popular vote got a real mandate on Sept. 11, 2001. With the grieving country united behind him, Mr. Bush had an unparalleled opportunity to ask for almost any shared sacrifice. The only limit was his imagination.

He asked for another tax cut and the war against Iraq.

The president's refusal to drop his tax-cutting agenda when the nation was gearing up for war is perhaps the most shocking example of his inability to change his priorities in the face of drastically altered circumstances. Mr. Bush did not just starve the government of the money it needed for his own education initiative or the Medicare drug bill. He also made tax cuts a higher priority than doing what was needed for America's security; 90 percent of the cargo unloaded every day in the nation's ports still goes uninspected
.

That's right my friends. Bush is a failure because he missed a golden opportunity to raise taxes after 9/11. And the ports things is traight from the DNC talking points.

I won't even bother anymore with the litany of complaints against Bush, or how Kerry will implement the liberal agenda that the New York Times prefers. The Times "enthusiastically" endorsed Kerry. And they will be monumentally disappointed. Then again, they should be happy. Four more years of Bush-bashing should be a lot more fun that 4 years of Kerry ass-covering.

Even more shockingly, in the next week or so, we'll be endorsing George W. Bush for re-election.

Catch us live on the internet 

I will be a guest on the internet radio station LVROCKS.COM this Wednesday night at 8pm, on a show called STD: Subject to Discussion. Last week they had the Left Wing Army on, and this week, I will be the counterbalance.

More details as I get them, but I hope you can check it out. I used to be on Philly radio and was a DJ for a long time, so I will represent our blog quite well.

Help this guy too 

My name is Adam Savell. I need your help. I am attending USF. We have a huge problem on campus right now. There is Virtually NO representation on campus of any of the Republicans, Pro-Life, Anti-Kerry orgs. I took it upon my self to take pictures of every bulletin board on campus to demonstrate to the RNC Office the severity of the situation. I was on campus and the bulletin boards were covered with Move-on.org, Micheal Moores, NAACP, and all sorts of prochoice and what not. There is a huge College democrat group on campus and they really have their act together. But NOT ONE SINGLE CONSERVATIVE FLYER ON CAMPUS before of after the debates. I am asking you for help. Do you have flyers? Do you know where to get them? Could you draw some? I don't have the resources especially this late in the election season. I'm just a student there. I don't have any funds. I will be responsible for the printing and so forth if you could forward me some material. If you have anything at all that I may be able to use please forward to me either at this address or at bodozodpha@aol.com. Just having the appearance of a presence on campus could change the whole climate here.
Thank you ,
Adam


Readers...put links in the comments for our friend.

Help out a young reader 

I received this e-mail today:

Hi,

I'm 16 and have to do a persuasive speech for school. I chose the topic of Iraq. I believe it was totally necessary to remove saddam from power. Do you know where I could find any info on his direct ties to Al Queada, and all the instances where he had tested his chemical and biological weapons? I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!

Ben


OK readers, help Ben out in the comments. And, does someone have the link that lists quote after quote by John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, etc, saying how much of a threat Saddam was?

I'd advise Ben to start with those. His classmates and his NEA-hack teacher will probably think they are all Bush quotes.

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