Republicans Having A "Rinoplasty!"
Chris Muir's Day By Day Cartoon
is good today......check it or scan down the right column and read it!
Love it Chris!
If It Weren't For BAD Luck, I'd Have No Luck At All!
This is too rich.......Illegal Aliens in a van Rearend a Homeland Security SUV!
Ya gotta love some things that happen...and this is one! 11 Illegals in a van with three seats. Cozy!
Good luck in Mexico (temporarily) folks!
Clinton Lied......People....er Didn't Know About It???
No shock to anyone, but Hillary signed a pledge in New Hampshire NOT to campaign in Michigan and Florida where early vote dates had caused the DNC to kabosh those states delegates.
Then, of course, as soon as the other Democrats pulled out....Hillary dove in to both states.IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE DEFINITION OF PLEDGE!
One commenter at extreme mortman waxed poetic when he proposed New Hampshire change their state slogan to:"Live Free or Lie!"
The only surprise here is that some actually thought a Clinton would make a pledge and then stick to it....the ONLY surprise!
The Clinton motto continues to be "Whatever it takes!"
May Day!, May Day!....USS Clinton Sinking!!!!
WOW, the demolition continues......Judson Berger Reports....
This is NOT an anomaly! It is real. The Clintons are in trouble....
(GOSH: I suddenly noticed that I said "The Clintons"....NOT Hillary, Not Bill....but "The Clintons")....guess that shows how much I (We) find the Clintons to be a pair!
Oh well, they deserve the title as they show their disdain for the public and anyone else in the quest for Hillary to be King
Golly Wow! I can only hope it plays out this way!
I VOTED!!!! You Need to Also!!!!
We all need to believe in the vote...we all need to VOTE!
I did, as my sticker above tells the tale!
It is the "right of franchise" most still do not observe....
If this is truly going to happen then......O. M. G. !!!!!
Is GWB going to grow a magnificent set of "you-know-whats?"
Just let this simmer for a while....and then let me believe this is going to happen!
MAKE IT SO GWB!
OOPS!!!.....Global Warming Misses China!
Yeppers, the Global Warming Train must have missed the stop in China.....Gateway Pundit tells the tale....
Gosh, could the climate of the continents just please COOPERATE
with the OwlGore story, P-L-E-A-S-E......??????WOW
....what if you gave a concert and no one showed up???? What if you shouted long and hard about Global Warming, and it DID NOT
Ya gotta love it as the story of OwlGore unravels, and the posted items of flooding, devestation, etc. just DO NOT HAPPEN!
CAMELOT....L-O-V-E-S Obama !!!
This is probably no surprise...BUT it is across the board.Kennedys
just LOVE Obama
Caroline Kennedy, perhaps the prize of the endorsements to date, likes Obama
and finds him much like her father. Ted, the drunken senior Senator is also on the bandwagon...though his endorsement is not the biggest possible....given his own image!
The new JFK (NO, NOT John Kerry....far from it!)
The endorsements at this point come fast and furious....
These may signal a change in the party.
Can the "OLD Democrats" control the flow of votes????Caroline's
endorsement is perhaps the most damning to the Clinton's
. It is a truly strong pronouncement from a lady who has refrained from politics until NOW!
IT has significance
!WOW Does it!
Tomorrow I Vote....Decision Time
I had posted, and even placed a free ad for Fred Thompson on this site. Fred, through whatever combination of events/organizational deficits, etc. has left the building.
A new choice is needed.Mitt Romney will get my vote.
I labored a bit on this as I can like he or Rudy equally, for some different reasons. Rudy is a proven stand-up guy when disaster/terrorism strikes. He has managed a major city and been in corporate management as well. Mitt has tremendous experience, and successful experience in both public and private sector activities.
Just as I was making my mind up to go with Mitt, Captain Ed seemed to not only cover exactly my thoughts, but to go deeper in HIS decision to go with Mitt.HIS decision and justification is worth a read and precludes my need to go deeper than above in my own decision...enjoy it!
I still feel Hillary will prevail over Obama, but the wounds, the exposures, the Billary experience both past and present is shop-worn, showing in lack of candor, and proving the incompetence many of us saw years ago.Go Mitt!
Then on to the BIG contest!
Christianity is Dead? Oh, And We're Sorry Islam!
Finally a writer who somewhat, at least, mirrors my own image of how Christianity is being man-handled by Islamic Imams, et al.....Recently a group of Christian religious leaders answered a fairly bland Islamic Cleric offering of "we are all religious" with an apology...a totally dhimmi attitude...."The groveling self-abasement of this language, particularly its begging forgiveness of Allah, is matched only by its remarkable historical ignorance. “Outright hostility” has indeed existed between Muslims and Christians, for the simple reason that for 13 centuries Islam grew and spread by war, plunder, rapine, and enslavement throughout the Christian Middle East. Allah’s armies destroyed regions that were culturally Christian for centuries, variously slaughtering, enslaving, and converting their inhabitants, or allowing them to live as oppressed dhimmi, their lives and property dependent on a temporary “truce” that Muslim overlords could abrogate at any time."Read the entire Bruce S. Thompson article here.
Simple theme...Liberals love it...as do the radical Islamics, and quite apparently even the moderates as well....."We're wrong, and if we'd just apologize enough it will all go away, and peace will reign!"
The part missed, almost universally, by those who pontificate upon the wrongs of the Christian world against Islamic countries for centuries, is that the Islamic world started it all...they 1st took Christian lands. Thus if they would accept responsibility for even this much we might have a chance....Har Har! Never, never happen. Why, well 1st of all Islam is R-I-G-H-T...no matter what. 2nd, there can be no recognition, under Islam, of any other religion, religious work, or acceptance of the right of any other to worship as anything but devout Islamic people.
It is a one-way street. It has always been a one-way street. It will remain so until such time as the Islamic extremists are convinced they cannot move forward. That, my friends, will NEVER happen as long as the apologists of the world remain convinced that something that has NEVER worked, apology and acquiescence, will indeed work if practiced long and hard enough.
Bill Clinton Promoted To Race Baiter 1st Class!
The day Obama wins South Carolina, Bill Clinton takes the next big step in his outrageous bid to paint the campaign as black vs white.
ABC's Jake Tapper Paints Clinton a Racist!
WOW! Nothing racist here.....just a little tiny comparison that Jesse Jackson = Barack Obama
. Nothing to see here....move along!
Gosh, wonder what kinda play this will get across all the media. Wonder what play it would get if McCain-Giuliani-Romney had any of them issued this statement????? Oh yeah, then the story would have been Sharpton and Jackson accusing them of Racist statements!
No bias here at all folks.
Over at Captain's Quarters, Capt. Ed had a bit different look....not including the Willy remark about Jackson, but showing the actual intensity of the Hillary Clinton loss in S.C.:"The strategy coming out of the Clinton campaign attempted to pre-spin the apparent loss as an election that broke along racial lines. With this broad gap, that will be a lot harder to do. The black vote accounts for half of all South Carolina Democrats, but the span of his victory shows that he reached across ethnic lines. According to CNN's exit poll, he won a majority of non-black votes in the 18-29-year-old demographic, and a quarter of non-black votes in two other demographic age groups. Hillary didn't win pluralities among non-black age demographics; Edwards actually did better than Hillary did in these categories.
Obama, in his victory speech, took special aim at the Clintons. While saying that they needed to respect their competitors, he clearly relished prevailing over all of the attacks in the past week. He claimed the triumph as a vindication of a new approach to politics, one that didn't include ridiculing someone for noting that Republicans had ideas of their own even while not endorsing them. Anyone watching the speech understood exactly what he meant, and the message was clear -- the Clintons came up empty."
That tells it pretty simply.....race-smaysh....Clinton took a walloping in the race. It will be interesting to see what, if any, impact this has upon Tuesday's race here in Florida where Hildabeast leads by 15-20 points according to most polls. How much will it narrow?
Hoo Rah! - For My Friends and ALL Marines!
This counts as my endorsement of the Marines, and it is their new ad.....From Instapundit.....
Semper Par from a former Coastie!
Before YOU Vote For McCain.....
You had better check out his apparent choice to head the DHS.......a PRO-Open Borders Lunatic!READ the story by Michelle Malkin
.....with photos.McCain better answer this one openly before Tuesday......
Democrats in Congress are BUSY-BUSY-BUSY!
Yeppers folks, they are just sooooooo busy doing, doing!
My youngest daughter had the unique ability, even at age 3, of deflecting questions about her current activities......
"Wendy, what are you doing?"
"Doing-Doing!" came the reply........
Democrats seem the same in Congress!
They are "Doing-Doing".........
They have voted for an end to war/funding...........XXX times....all failed!
They have voted for S-CHIP..........xxx times.....all failed (Well, to be fair, they are voted much of the time to over ride a veto of their original vote FOR S-Chip!)
They have voted.....oh, you get the idea.....
Thanks Democrat Congress for doing all that you can to do nothing! That, by the way, is much preferred to your actually doing SOMETHING!
The endorsements are flowing.....of interest to some are those of the "Stars".....
Ophra endorses Obama........
Then we have the GOP "fighting endorsements"!!!!!!!!!
1st, Chuck Norris comes out fighting for HUCK....
NOW, we have SLY coming on strong for McCain!
Do these really means anything for the candidates...other than a few quicky graphics, and photo-ops?
Not in my mind.....I guess I am just too self-centered to allow some Gollywood person to direct my vote.
To quote my possibly favorite bear in the world.....
What do I do? Presidential primary is nigh on to Florida.....
29th......WOW, that is just three days after Gasparilla!
& Gasparilla probably means NOTHING to most of my readers.....at least those from anywhere but Tampa.
1st let me explain Gasparilla....then on to the "bother"....
Gasparilla is a strange celebration that goes on for more than a month each year in Tampa.....Mysterious pirates (many think the history is bogus) invade Tampa, and the Mayor surrenders.....then the town is overrun by pirate-wanna-bee folk in beads, paint, beer, drinks, beads, drinks, liquor, etc.
The local TV produces a 2 hour parade coverage after a 2 hour invasion parade by water when 800 drunken boaters cover the channel into downtown Tampa.
Understand? ME NEITHER!
Back to "Bother"......
This relates to my earlier posts on a Presidential GOP candidate.
I am in a quandry....Too many possibilities.....too much chaff!
More later folks....gotta go get my beads ready!
FRED'S NOT DEAD!!!!
You have to read this....which makes way too much sense....From Real Clear Politics' Steven Stark!
I see a couple of possible scenarios.......the above is my least favorite....not cause I don't like Fred...he is the BEST GOP candidate in terms of our goals and possibilities.....But cause there is another possible.....
IF McCain wins Florida (that is questionable more than the polls now tell you as he is NOT a conservative)....then he might win the nomination. He might select Lieberman for VP. That would be a formidable team.
Fred, however, would activate the conservatives no end, and possibly provide a winner as well.
POT Meet CLINTON....ER...Kettle!!!!
The Dems are near apoplexy over Bill's sudden new-found need to rant (connected to ratings for the Hildabeast???). They recognize lying....As noted in THIS WAPO story!
We all remember Bill from his own Presidency and his HONESTY!!!!
Anything coming from the mouths of Billary
is likely to be complete and total fabrication.....It has always been thus.....WHY do so many...particularly young females...NOT know this?
I am mystified!
Happy Birthday To Us!....
The "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" is ten years old and is saluted by Bruce Walker at The American Thinker....." Ten years ago Hillary Clinton (then the First Lady) went on television with Matt Lauer and said: “This is the great story here for anybody willing to find and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.” Thus was born the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Hillary expected serious Americans to believe that the Whitewater convictions (which put a sitting Arkansas governor in prison), the suicide of the Deputy White House Chief Counsel under mysterious circumstances, the unconscionable firing of the White House travel staff, Hillary’s strange acumen in predicting the cattle futures market, an allegation of brutal rape against her husband, the perjury of Bill Clinton in a federal grand jury proceeding, his affair with a White House intern, and the countless other moral debauches of the Clintons were created by some cabal with power greater than the president, the Democratic Party and the huge phalanx of media flacks, fawning Hollywood starlets, militant activists and nihilistic academicians. The truth, of course, is different. The “vast right wing conspiracy” or VRWC lives on today, and is vast — it includes tens of millions of intelligent Americans who have been systematically marginalized, demonized and defamed in the public debate about America. It has voices because technology, tenacity and innovation gave it voices, in spite of those who hold most of the levers of power in America."
The Shrillary/Billary yell and scream today is louder than usual....Perhaps their campaign for office is in trouble????
There is NO Global Warming!
From the American Policy Center....THIS, FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE!
Folks...it is not happening......
How long will the idiotarians of the world allow OwlGore to pontificate upon false data, and idiocy for this false premise?
What a shame that the politically-motivated Gore has managed to generate such a mish-mash of information and the majority of folks in this country and others have accepted it!
We are at the cusp of a period of warming, and ready to begin cooling....and man's miserable little impact is insignificant!
p.s. I will be glad to issue the "I TOLD YOU SO!" when it is proven!
Where-O-Where Will My Little Vote Go?
I have a real problem with my Florida vote in the primary!
I like Fred!
He is not going to win!
I hate McCain for lots of reasons....he is the anathema of my beliefs...based upon his previous votes/positions......even as he tries sooooo very hard to come into line to get elected!
I find Romney agreeable, but not electable in a Clinton or Obama race....
Guiliani is NOT by any stretch, my favorite.....
Where-o-where shall I cast my lot......?????
Wish I knew.....
"I Have A Dream!" - Bill Clinton....
Wet Willy gives another reason to find he and the Hildabeast bereft of any qualification for President.....
He NODS OFF...During a salute to MLK!!!
Go Billy....you C-A-N defeat the HIldabeast...all by yourself!
The "Religion Of Peace" Has ZERO Tolerance!
It's MY WAY or THE HIGHWAY (Death) for any who are not in accord with Islamofascists! Just ask Iran....they are already threatening violence, mayhem and other dastardly deeds if a film critical of Islam's non-tolerant views is aired in Holland....FOX tells the tale!
Once again our mighty Main Stream Media
(The mystical Media of Obfuscation/Disbelief/Bias) has found reason to not publish ANYTHING on this.....
But of course, they also ignore anything to do with the attempted removal of free speech in Canada....an item only viewed by bloggers.
seems to think "free speech" applies only to them!
Do ya ever wonder why their factor of believability is about 17%?????
Bloggers Can Be Accepted As Journalists!
It has happened......
A Blogger is now a PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST......yeppers folks...READ ABOUT IT!
The difference between Michael and You & I.....he has earned his bonofides as an imbedded journalist in Iraq.....spending most of his time there for several years.
GO Michael! You sir have my admiration....& a nudge for your tip jar to finance it all...
Obama Sez "Tell The Truth Bill!"
& The major Democrat operatives tell Bill...."SHUT The Fxxx UP!"
This is going to get interesting.
Bill is fighting to save the SSHillary as it flounders in the sea of "Anti-Clinton".....he lies, tells stories, and tries ever-so-hard to be the saving grace for the ice-queen.
Obama has called him out. This will not be one of those numerous occasions when Bill stares down the folks who ask for truth by being outspoken and loud.....This one calls him to task for fabrication! and it will be a force.....
Now things get really, really dirty...The Clintons do not know how to lose, and they will fight with ANYTHING they can throw to win.
I love it....the GOP benefits......Even if Hildabeast gets the nomination, she is going to be wounded, and the GOP can pick the bones from the harvest of the Dem fight.
Ya Gotta Love it!
"The Race" Speaker Degrades King's True Message!
In celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday the keynote speaker will be the head of La Raza ("The Race"). That is not a problem....however her planned race-baiting comments which seem to make any form of opposition to illegals into a race issue degrades King's message!
Michelle Malkin summed it up this way: "We’ve gone from King’s dream of a color-blind society to lobbying by a group called “The Race” for DREAM Act benefits for illegal aliens, amnesty for illegal aliens, driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, and separatist schools for Hispanics.This is progress?"
Michelle's comments are right on!
In a typical liberal theme, if you criticize anyone not white-anglo, even for a crime, you are a racist. In my estimation this is the best method to INSURE that people get mad. The majority of folks in this country love this country...not La Raza!
Here is Michelle's entire piece; A Good Read!
Thompson Making A BIG Jump?
In the last two days Fred Thompson appears to have gained tremendously in S.C.Read it at Captain's Quarters Blog.
If he does manage to 2nd place finish, he has a start toward Florida/ Super Tuesday.
Waiting, waiting....fingers crossed....
Shoe On The Other Foot?
Mexican officials have a problem.....
Mickey Kaus at Slate reports: "Another country is complaining about an influx of Mexicans crossing its borders looking for work. That country is Mexico. From the Tucson Citizen: Sonora - Arizona's southern neighbor, made up of mostly small towns - cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers here return to their hometowns without jobs or money."
That is just WAY too funny. Maybe they will build the fence for us, just on the other side of the creek!
Come On Down - Mayor Carmen!
Tampa is blessed with a female Mayor who is quite attractive....No, this is not her.
This is Carmen....who can certainly come to Tampa and be our next Mayor....I'd welcome her with.....er, open arms?
Read about her in THIS AP STORY
Politics ain't all bad!
"The Anti-Soundbite Candidate" - Fred Thompson
Fred is the candidate of the GOP as close to a Reagan person as available.....Read this and enjoy the fact of Fred's candidacy....
be aware, and vote your convictions, not the sound bites!
Fred is R-E-A-L!
The others are pandering full-speed-ahead to the masses to get votes.
Vote Fred.....I will!
OMG! - Bush-Rove Politicizing The WH? - Clintons Did MUCH MORE!
This is just too rich......READ IT!!!!!
The Clintons were going to turn over to the Democratic National Committee their eyes and ears?????
I smell a BIG, BIG plot to subvert government to the ideas of Bill & the Hildabeast!
WOW, and they think Bush is bad????
Do we really want another Clinton in office????
Instapundit - A Man For All Topics!
Those of us who blog frequently usually have a sort of check-off-list of sites to visit where we get a feel for what is happening, and perhaps to find some nugget of information that kick-starts our creative juices.
I have a few places I go each time I sign on.....
Instapundit is one...perhaps my most-visited site.
If you have not been there, or have not in some time, you need to go and READ-READ-READ!!!
Not only is the man an amazing talent in his own right (he is, after all, a law professor, a photographer with intimate knowledge of cameras and their capabilities, at the very least a semi-expert in nano-technology, a cook extraordinaire, knowledgeable in all types of cooking equipment and such) he also stays on top of the blogosphere in a way I have seen in no one else.
If you are a blogger and skip about the many, many sites (last I heard the number of blogs had blossomed from a paltry 8 million just two years ago to more than 40 million today) you know the problems of trying to stay atop this monster pony of information. Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit's name) is possibly a consummate master at it. His information presented daily....several times per day....points to such a large quantity of information that it is unbelievable he manages to find it all.
My only advice to this superb information-gatherer......KEEP IT UP!
You give each of us something at which to point our own efforts.
Thanks Glenn for making blogging fun and much more entertaining than those of us who simply stay within a few topics.
Keep it up, fella!
I've been watching this for more than 18 months......SMART CAR!.....
I invested in a small company, Zap, Inc. which originally was bringing these into the USA. But, as often happens....once Mercedes found the acceptance factor they just simply did not deliver cars to the ZAP folks til the time ran out on their deal, and then formed their own group with Penske for distribution basically to their own dealers. Now they go on sale this coming week...and supposedly 30,000 folks have already plunked down $99 each to hold their place in line to buy one.
I still find them fascinating, and may consider one for our next "Toad" (the car we pull behind our motorhome). They come from $13,000 for the el-stripo model to an even $18,000 for the above cabriolet with all the trim including such nice options as AC, power everything, and a nice leather interior. Oh, and they get 33 mpg around town and 41 mpg on the highway. They have a 3 cylinder engine, and even a paddle shifter for their automatic.
p.s. The ZAP folks are doing OK...we've gone electric and are bringing in small trucks and cars to sell. Fed-Ex just bought 42 of the little trucks for use in the Portland area....If that goes the company will be on the way with thousands of orders from Fed-Ex alone.
"Let's Soak The Rich!" - Hillary Battle Cry
The Hildabeast will scream the words about getting dollars from the rich....it works as most who are not rich see rich folks as villains.
The problem......The rich are already getting soaked!!!!!(From The Congressional Budget Office)
That's right folks.....The top 1% of the income group pay an astounding 27.6% of ALL TAXES......and an unbelievable 38.8% of all INCOME TAXES!Oh, and they only make 17% of the income.
Worse, since the 1980s, those with high incomes have been gradually paying more of the tax bill each year...not less as the Democrats would have you believe.
For full details just go to Neal Boortz site and READ IT ALL!!!
This should open some eyes, but the liberal Main Stream Media are not at all happy about exposing this and putting the lie to Democrat rhetoric!
Good thing we have the blogosphere...
New Carrots = Stronger Bones!
This is news that any readers under 45 will not find interesting.....however, those of us in the 45-100 bracket will enjoy.
There is a new carrot bio-engineered to help us fight weakening bones.....the killer of lots of older folks.
OK, muddy enough?......JUST GO READ IT
Then order some of the carrots as soon as available!
I love science....particularly that part that helps us live longer....more useful lives!
We Got Tru-Bull.....Right Here In Clinton City!
One who has followed the Clintonistas saga for the time period from Bill 1st runs to now will quickly spot the times when the Clinton Machine smells trouble in the winds (polls).....
This is one of those times....a serious one.
Measuring the degree of trouble for the Clinton candidacy is simple. Just read the news.....NO, not the polls themselves...but the eruptions and actions from the Clinton camp.
Bill is ranting against a reporter again....he does this when a) cornered or b) polls tell him Hildabeast is not doing well.
Also the Clinton camp is taking legal action.....no not B & H, but their minions.....to halt any action they see as dropping their voter-support.
Currently the reading of such in the news is plen-tee-ful!
Hillary is in trouble and the full force of the Clinton machine will/is being brought to bare(??)...
That word seems to spring out whenever Bill is involved.
I smell defeat for Hillary, and that is NOT good for the GOP.....most polls show most of the top four GOP candidates would lose to Obama.
DEMs - "Evil Lenders Causing Loan Default Problems!"
Can you say "Nanny State?" Can you say, "Let government save you?"
How about this one, "I take responsibility for myself!".......OOPS that is not on the Democrat list.
Tyler Cowen, writing in the Business page of the NYT tells the REAL story:"IT’S NOT JUST THE LENDERS There has been plenty of talk about “predatory lending,” but “predatory borrowing” may have been the bigger problem. As much as 70 percent of recent early payment defaults had fraudulent misrepresentations on their original loan applications, according to one recent study. The research was done by BasePoint Analytics, which helps banks and lenders identify fraudulent transactions; the study looked at more than three million loans from 1997 to 2006, with a majority from 2005 to 2006. Applications with misrepresentations were also five times as likely to go into default.Many of the frauds were simple rather than ingenious. In some cases, borrowers who were asked to state their incomes just lied, sometimes reporting five times actual income; other borrowers falsified income documents by using computers. Too often, mortgage originators and middlemen looked the other way rather than slowing down the process or insisting on adequate documentation of income and assets. As long as housing prices kept rising, it didn’t seem to matter.In other words, many of the people now losing their homes committed fraud. And when a mortgage goes into default in its first year, the chance is high that there was fraud in the initial application, especially because unemployment in general has been low during the last two years."
Let the Democrats continue to propose program, after program, after program....and you'll never have to be responsible for yourself again! Of course, you'll get no CONTROL over your own life either. They, the Dems, will handle that too....Just send them the vast majority of your money and then all they will want is.......MORE MONEY!
I am personally tired of even friends and relatives who subscribe to the theory that government owes them something.
Uncommitted = Anti-Hillary
The Hillary campaign got a rather large slap across the face yesterday in Michigan. She was the ONLY top Democrat candidate on the ballot......the others in the also-ran category were topped by Dennis Kook-cinich.
However.....In Michigan, where the Democrat Party had already lifted their delegates for voting "too early", the final name on the ballot "Uncommitted" reached right out and bit Hillary.
In most metro areas, where black voters hold a huge block of the Democrat votes, the uncommitteed took between 60% & 70% of the Democrat votes......to Hillary's 20%+
That is big news. That sez, coupled with exit polls, that Obama would have topped Hillary handily in Michigan.
Now to S. Carolina where a shift could easily give Obama not only the top spot, but a HUGE momentum into Florida where Hillary's current lead could dissolve faster than soap bubbles in a high wind.
We may be witnessing a huge change here folks.
On the GOP side Romney had his campaign revived with 38% to McCain's 30%....and now to S. Carolina where anything could happen.
Ditto That - Gullyborg!
Just GO - READ - DIGEST!
GWB remains much worse than a lame duck.....and with his "principles" so lacking, capped by an agreement to a gun restriction law......
Nope GWB, you ain't my man any more!
NYT Trashes Returning Soldiers With Lies, Misstatements!
Let's see....the war is going well; the death rates are down; the terrorists going to ground in most of Iraq.......sooooo
If you are the New York Times and sold on representing the liberal left you have to just make up stuff....
This time their tale is that our returning soldiers are killers going about creating chaos and mayhem! EXCEPT....IT AIN'T TRUE!
From the New York Post this fisking of the NYT Lies and Distortions.
In a nut shell, if you want your kids to a) be safe, and b) return as model citizens compared to the norm.....send em to Iraq for a tour.
I guess the NYT feels an election year justifies making stories up according to their bias....damn the facts full typing ahead!
Hillary/Bill - The Lies!
They are inseparable!
They A-R-E the Clintons!
Among the most-obvious.....THEY LIE, and they LIE, and They LIE!
How can so many voters be blinded by the Clinton LIE?
Is the Neal Boortz line about the "government educated" that true.....MY GOD!, I do believe he is right!
McCain - A Complete Meltdown!
John McCain, whom I counted out long ago in a misguided belief that folks knew of his many, many misdeeds as a GOP Senator, is looming large on the screen.
My statement is simple....I will N-E-V-E-R
vote for John McCain....
I care not if his opponent (provided he wins the nomination) is the Hildabeast or Obama, I WILL NOT vote for McCain.
If faced with the choice of either Obama or Hillary versus McCain, I shall simply NOT VOTE!
I am that firmly convinced. McCain is a disaster......
Clinton and/or Obama the same....
Life Goes On - and on, and on......
This had been a bad week at the Duke and Duchess homestead, and then......
1st - From Illinois came the call of our daughter Nancy whose 83 year old father-in-law is dying of cancer, pervasive in his system....and about which he knew nothing a week ago! He was still working. He is a strong individual, and is living out his few remaining days.
He is home, with his loved-ones, and going in as easy and positive a fashion as possible.
Then, today our daughter calls from Illinois to tell us "Grandchild #10 is on-the-way!" More importantly, the youngest current grandchild, Eddie, at age 2 1/2 was able to announce to the grandfather who shall never see this expected September blessing that the child was enroute.......it pleased him no end....
The circle of life continues!
Life is good, hold onto it closely, my friends! It is all we have! Everything else is just the trimmings.
& Then Mortality Rears Its Ugly Head!
Having spent the final 14 years of my career in the health care field at a major hospital, and as a person whose job was primarily statistics....mortality was a name for a figure I had to compile for every service, every physician, every surgeon, etc. It was a name for an action....an occurrence....
NOW it becomes more real.
Without names, I have to relate the impact of this upon Duchess and I.
Daughter in Illinois has an 83 year old Father-in-law. He still works!
One week ago, he felt really, really bad. He went to the hospital. They checked him in and began tests.
One week later the results are in......"The Big C"....but not just that. He is riddled with the cancer. His colon was probably 1st, then it spread to liver and bile ducts.....Now it is pervasive in his major organs.
Prognosis....probably hours to a few days. No treatment.
Life is fragile, my friends, and you had better keep that uppermost in your mind most of the time.
LIVE - ENJOY.......
BUT!!!!! Remember "Lest it do no harm!" In plain language....live and enjoy, but please be observant of others lives at the same time.
I am sad, but at 83 our friend/relative-by-marriage has lived a full life and will leave behind progeny of which he can be proud. We are!
Ed, our prayers are with you, and we salute a life well-lived....a family which knows how to survive and enjoy the results of that life.
May I go so peacefully, and so quick!
God Speed, my friend......
Major Conservative Publication Endorses Fred!
This is BIG.....Why? Because the conservatives can circle the wagons around the endorsement.....
The entire justification, as laid out By Human Events is detailed and quite well-written.
Go Fred! He is still my guy. Time to weed out the yell and scream, and the pseudo-GOP folks who have opposed the GOP line at many opportunities....primarily McCain & Huckster!
HE IS A-L-I-V-E - Thompson NAILS Huckster!
YO....You just have to watch the video....HERE!!!!!
Fred, baby, you doin good here friend!
Time somebody shut up the Huckster!
Could we see a Thompson/Carolina revival goin on?
S. C. Becomes the "Statistics Center".....
The stats are flowing, the voters knowing, and we will all wait and see.
The stats now are up for grabs as to any form of believability!
OH NO!!!!! - Please Don't!!!!!!
John Kerry is about to endorse Obama.....
This could kill his candidacy....unless Kerry loans him the "Magic Hat!"
Too juicy to miss.
We've Got Your $2,500 NEW Car!
Come and get em folks.......
Just $2,500 each.......from India.....
Of course if you want that right side mirror, or a 2nd windshield wiper, you're gonna have to pay extra for the deluxe model!FOXNews has the story and a picture.
Most of you are too young to remember the Goggomobile...circa 1957!
RED - RED - WINE! Gosh It's TRUE!!!!!
Hail the almighty Neal Diamond.....
The truth shall set you free.....AS LONG AS IT IS YOUR TRUTH!
Read it folks, please....
It is truth! & IF IT BE SO...I SHALL LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!!!!!!!
I Love Life, and Enjoy everything.....
Professional Journalists - Take Note!
From Little Green Footballs....This Quote to Provide Journos Some Perspective!
Think they'll read and understand it? Nope....even with the author's proven professionalism!
Voter ID - A Necessary Voter-Legitimacy Test!
Yes, we have all sorts of "rights groups" opposed to any form of voter ID.
They have no valid argument.At OPINION JOURNAL - John Fund has the story!
The time for any form of opposition to the requirement of voters to present ID is long past...It is being perpetuated by those who a) wish some wiggle room for cheating, or b) by those who are so far into the political correctness mode they cannot seem to find any acceptable means of knowing who votes.
Idiocy.....I have to have an ID to drive....to hunt....to carry a firearm....to get my SS or Medicare....and for most other purposes. Anyone telling you that requiring an ID is against some article of the constitution is most-likely going to use the lack of an ID to vote-the-dead!
Oh, and in case you missed it.....80% of voters favor a voter ID!!!!
Just thought you'd like to know!
When will the Liberals and Democrats (samo-samo) let us control the elections by insuring the one man, votes once ideal of our country? Only when they find they cannot cheat under a control system.
Dems L-O-V-E Dead voters & Felons!
From The RIDICULOUS Department!!!!
A 150 Inch TV?WOWser.........!!!!!!!READ IT HERE!
Guess this one will have to wait.......That is 12.5 FEET from one corner to the diagonal opposite!
I would find it a bit large for me use....I'd have to sit in a bedroom, open a door and look down the long hall to be able to digest what the screen held!
Illegals Go Home! - It Ain't Rocket Science!
The MSM cries, yowls, and carries on about the plight of our illegals.....BUT the solution is NOT what they envisioned we were seeking; i.e. the deportation of the 12 million or so.
At Wizbang Jay Tea tells it like it is!
Why-oh-why cannot we here in Florida manage to find a way to make the illegals less-comfortable? Then the problem solves itself! They go home!
Is anyone in government listening? NOPE, Not in Florida. They are too busy pandering! After all the major fruit/tomato/strawberry producers are huge contributors to the political parties....and they need illegal labor to keep their costs down....even if we, the real taxpayers, get soaked for healthcare, and lots of other societal costs. I am tired of supporting major business via this method. Let the free market take command, and let people work for what they are worth....NOT what the BIG BUSINESS interests wish to dictate they are worth.
Shame.....on them for doing so, and on us for electing them!
Day-By-Day Cartoon Explodes In Success!
The Chris Muir fund-raiser for his marvelous Day-By-Day Cartoon site.....planned for the month of January....was a double-funded success in 24 hours! READ ABOUT IT!
I am so pleased I could shout!
He asked for $10,000 to fund the costly graphics presentation he makes daily, 365........He got $20,000 in that single day!
We Love Ya Chris!!!!!
Keep them cartoons coming, and I'll yet see you in the Tampa Tribune as counter-balance to the liberal idiots who pose as simply cartoons in the pages of the Trib!
Ya Gotta Love it! The WEB is a marvelous thing!
It Ain't Obama! - It's Clinton!!!!!
The news stories tell of Obama trampling upon Clinton's "grapes of wrath"....and taking the election away from her.
Obama is NOT the reason the party is moving away from Clinton. Obama is the only "alternative" to another Clinton. He is the person who offers up an alternative to "Bill, II"...BUT without the charm, open enjoyment of politics, etc. Hillary offers up a sad 2nd to Bill....devoid of the personality that actually won the Presidency for the bumpkin from Arkansas...the "Aw Gawrsh" vote....
She is too slick....carries a lot of baggage from hidden efforts; Whitewater, et al......
Obama is not the cure....he is the alternative.
The GOP will do well in exposing his flanks in the general election.
So You Want Government Healthcare?
From Neal Boortz today:"EVERYONE IS A DOCTORWe've been so busy with the presidential race ... but not busy enough to dwell on one of our favorite subjects: government-run healthcare. Universal healthcare. Socialized medicine. Whatever the candidates want to call it.In Great Britain, the government has devised a brilliant plan to save billions of dollars from the NHS budget ... if you have a health problem, just take care of it yourself! That's right. Instead of going to the hospital or consulting a doctor, patients in Britain's government-run healthcare system will be encouraged to carry out "self-care." But don't worry ... this is just until the Treasury figures out a way to curb spending.The NHS wants to get rid of those "frivolous visits" ... you know, all the ones dealing with arthritis, asthma or even heart failure! That's right. Heart failure. These types of patients will be encouraged to treat themselves.Prime Minister Gordon Brown explains that this is a good improvement because it allows patients to "play a far more active role in managing their own condition." I've got an idea on how individuals can manage their own condition ... it's called private healthcare. It's called letting market forces determine where people can get the best care and for what price. How's that for managing your own condition.The idea of the government controlling our health care not only gives me heartburn .. .but some rather potent gas as well. Excuse me while I go manage the situation."
(Emphasis added by Duke hisself!)
Thanks for that graphic Neal! Yuck.....But, of course, he is R-I-G-H-T !!!! I guess the new English phrase....formerly, "Physician heal thyself!"
is now "Patient heal thyself!"
Remember one thing folks when you are pining for that "free healthcare" provided by the government...."There is no free lunch!"
IF this comes to pass, we will pay for it....BIG TIME and much more costly than personal choose-your-own healthcare. Who is the "WE"....You and I...the middle-class tax payer. Ain't gonna be a free ride, and then we might get our invite to "take care of our own problems"....
THINK folks....be alert, be aware, and stop dreaming of freebies that cannot exist!
A Death By Any Other Name!.....
Hillary is dying in the polls....local in NH and SC & others...and now the national polls are giving her less chance than any other for the nomination.
Hillary is T-O-A-S-T!
It is that simple.....the Mighty Clinton Machine is No More!
The collapse is final.....
Bill indicates it in his mild-to-warm speeches....
Hillary indicates her knowledge via the tears route!
This lady (?) has worked for 20 plus years to be President, and her own attitudes are to blame for failure.
Am I premature?
Hillary has no rebound mechanism....no "surprise" which will give her the strength to be atop the DEMs again. She cast her entire future on a few primaries, based upon a national lead.....
That lead will (& has) collapse as she fails in the primary early states.
SAD in a way, but not to me....
She has been my Satan for years....
Obama a SURE THING? - BUT Romney on the Comeback Trail??
We are listening....if YOUR information is good....
It is plausible!
It is possible!
But, then the events of the last few days have indicated the NH vote is FAR FROM SETTLED!
"Hit Me! - Give Me Reason To Yell & Scream!"
Why do I get the feeling the latest III (Irrational Iranian Interception) is just that? The Idiots of Tehran have once-again managed to try any way possible to get the US of A to bomb/shoot at/etc. their country/ships.
Are they just idiots?.....NOPE! The Iranians, following the lead of "What's-His-Name" seem bent upon drawing us into a war...limited or otherwise!
They seem to have this as a battle plan. They NEED a war against the awful Americans to insure that THEY themselves are NOT the target of the feelings of their citizenry!
It is simple....If WE (the oppressive Americans) attack them (the oppressed) then they are firm in their control of Iran....
If not....who knows...perhaps the citizenry will begin to awake to the idiocy of the regime and overthrow the idiotarians!
We can hope!
Hillary's Tears of WHOA!
I am sorry if I seem hard.....
Did AlGore cry when he was losing? Did GWB, 1st cry when he lost? Did you see any candidate cry/cringe/or yell when they were down....other than Hillary? (O.K., Ya got me.....Howard (Foghorn) Dean made some really, really vulgar sounds in Iowa)
This woman has lied, schemed, covered-up, cussed, changed positions more than a kama sutra model......and she still believes her tears will work.
My answer is that Bill seems to be campaigning only half-heartedly....He K-N-O-W-S! He knows it is NOT going to fly. He does not, however, have the you-know-whats to tell her it is ending.
Wanna bet, if she loses, how long they will be together....if they really even are now?
End of 2008, they will be making it official.
Global Warmers - "The Sky Is Falling (On Polar Bears!)"
This is ridiculous.....continuing the AlGore school of yell and scream til everybody believes, there are many who are screaming that polar bears need to be on the endangered species list.....because "they may
be gone in 50 years due to global warming."
The sane voices are still out there, and they are growing louder.....Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is opposed to listing the bears as endangered....seems there are two problems: 1) There are thousands more polar bears today than a few decades ago & 2) The information used to predict the bears may be gone is mostly speculation, and based upon completely unproven information.
Other than that the AlGoreites are full of you-know-what!
To me the encouraging fact is the sane voices grow with each passing GW report of questionable nature.
Global Warming is a sham industry!
BUSTED! = Global Warming!
The worm is turning......
The quote below from Neal Sheppard covers the FLAT statement from Founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman, on the absolute idiocy of Global Warming's yell and scream crowd:
If the founder of The Weather Channel spoke out strongly against the manmade global warming myth, might media members notice?
We're going to find out the answer to that question soon, for John Coleman wrote an article published at ICECAP Wednesday that should certainly garner attention from press members -- assuming journalism hasn't been completely replaced by propagandist activism, that is.
Coleman marvelously began (emphasis added, h/t NB reader coffee250):It is the greatest scam in history
. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM
. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minutes documentary segment.
I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious.
Yes, in a decade or two as the changes/floods/disasters prognosticated by this cottage industry fail to appear. Until then the people are misled, VAST sums allocated to fix something not broken...and something the vast sums will not impact at any rate.
Shame on the "Herd" for buying this tripe......Shame, Shame on the AlGorites of the world for making an issue out of nothing at all.
Hillary a "No Go" Because?????
Set forth: "Her failure in Iowa was not about what percentage of women she lost or what percentage of young people she lost or what percentage of union households she lost.
Her failure in Iowa was a failure to connect with voters on a human, emotional and inspirational level.
Her husband had that skill when he ran for president, and Barack Obama has it now."
Hillary is a shadow of Bill, and that can be much more negative than you could possibly imagine....Or, possibly much more negative than the VOTERS can imagine!
They feel her lack of force.
Hillary is in BIG trouble!REALLY BIG Trouble!
Yes she is! & I love it!
Yes, this is the week of the Bucs against the Giants....
The Bucs will win, and Sticks-of-Fire tells it WITH DETAILS...STATS, ETC.
He is probably right, and I am probably in complete agreement with SOF.....
Interesting....Iraq Corruption Caused By UN Program?
Yessir, it is thus reported.....READ THIS & THINK!!!!!
Oil-For-Food was a massive failure by the United Nations....They have never fessed-up, and they never will....but this makes it clear the real process is one we, as USA folks, need to be thinking about....you know, as in "DROP FUNDING FOR THE UN!"
The politicos keep this thing going, and I have no clue why....Maybe some of them could enlighten us!
DukeAfterthought! - Maybe the candidates of today for President could be questioned about their feel for the UN????
Iraq Moves Forward - They Show "How To Eat An Elephant!"
This is not a joke as you will read from IRAQ THE MODEL!
Iraq moves forward, and the number of ways they do so is a long list....many NEVER exposed by the antique media. Bloggers give voice to the events and happenings. Bless The Bloggers!
Questions For Candidates!
Hugh Hewitt nails it with a list of proposed questions for the candidates in the debates of the next few days.....YOU NEED TO READ THIS!
It is time for the cutting folks......get off the canned, lousy questions exposing NOTHING and move to the questions that tell us....you know, the V-O-T-E-R-S, how to vote.
I'm Just Asking!
What if: The GOP's five states penalized with a 50% reduction of their delegates for placing their primary too early by national party rules were to suddenly be the DEALMAKERS?????
Let us say Thompson comes on strong (as some, including me, feel he might) and McCain has held onto a 3rd place spot and Romney is still in the mix? What if the combination of the 50% of delegates dropped from the voting by RNC penalty action could ACTUALLY determine who is nominated????
The party is faced with a catastrophe!
A R-E-A-L catastrophe! If they then vote to include the delegates, the race goes one way. If they continue to deny the votes of delegates from the states that voted early they will both impact the outcome and alienate the entire GOP in the five states (something they have gone a long way toward doing already!).
This is a possibility...albeit a remote one.
& The Dems, who disallowed ALL the votes in the offending states, could be even worse off.
This may be a really interesting year...I can't wait!
Bill on Hillary..."She's Not Mean; The Media Made Her That Way Cause They Didn't Get Dirty For Her!"
If only that nasty old media had covered Hillary's butt, then she'd have no reason to be Dirty!
That, my friends is how the Hill-Bill collective mind really, really works.Captain's Quarters' Ed has details.
The problem for the Clintons is, the public now sees through their ruse, and it ain't a workin. That is going to force Hillary (& of course Bill) to go negative on Obama. If only the news guys would do Hillary's bidding, then she would not have to!
These people have a level of unmitigated gall I have never seen before in my lifetime...with the exception of Baghdad Bob!
If You Have Not Been Following DBD....
You SHOULD be!The sharpest cartoon mind today...not alligned with the uber-liberals!
Mr. Muir should be in a lot more newspapers.....let your local daily disappointment know you'd like a conservative view offered alongside their several liberal cartoons.
The strip is currently following the primaries/caucuses with a quite sharp pencil!
DukeUPDATE: Chris Muir adds his own comment (advertising?) in the comments below!
Can You Imagine? - It Gives Me Shivers!
Can you imagine being charged/identified/convicted of a major crime....one committed while you were working.....and then spending MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY in jail before being exonerated?SCARY stuff reported by Jeff Carlton.
The sad fact is, DNA has exonerated a number of folks in Texas...particularly in Dallas...in the last few years. "A Rush To Judgment?"
Sadness comes over me when I read of such a thing.....
If Your Product Sucks...Baffle Em With BS!
Body Armor....a topic the media enjoys trying desperately to lambast both GWB & the military with....is back in the news....BUT perhaps the story is created by manufacturers who fail in sales?????Michael Yon is both an embed in Iraq, and quite knowledgeable in the area! Read his take on it!
We seriously are having a credibility problem in Iraq.....it is a problem which both causes us to lose face and battles. Much of it is caused by the Main Stream Media which complicates things considerably.
While folks such as Yon are THERE...the MSM writes stories from the safe zones, and usually with locals who are biased and even compromised.
Let me see....a war we lose because of our media.....Gosh that sounds like Vietnam all over again!
Iowa Gets A Letter - From Vodka Pundit!
Srephen Green, VodkaPundit, issued his reaction to Iowa GOP picking Huckabee...HE WAS NOT KIND!
Can't say I disagree, whilst I might have used a bit nicer language. Huck is going to fall. He is a paper tiger and his previous actions/attitudes will be his undoing.
However, Green seemed less impressed than I about Hillary having her hat, coat & walking shoes handed to her by Iowa voters. The indications are New Hampshire, albeit a VERY different state, may well do the same....and if that occurs the Hildabeast is in
Really, Really Big Trouble!
I LOVE it!
Not trying to bury this, but my projection for Thompson was a bit overzealous...HOWEVER, he did hold a fairly-respectable 3rd place finish and with his recent advances among the populace he just might hammer home a few points in Carolina! The fat lady has not yet begun to sing in the GOP race....
As for the Democrat ticket, the "fat lady" may be being shown the door!
Britney.....Well Actually.....WHO Cares?
Guess I began this with the intention of showcasing a story by FOX about the "Pop-Princess" (Outdated info) who has avoided so many things......like, for instance depositions, care of her children, responsibility for her life, and misc. other items!
Then I got bored, and decided this was all I could write!
DukeUPDATE: Guess the latest stories....none of which I'll like....tell of a complete destruction of this you self-centered idiot....done BY HERSELF! Read about it if you like, but not from me! BORED....Sometimes our society's center upon "talents" who are not, is sickening!
Let The Voting (Caucus) Begin!
Yes, my friends, after enduring MONTHS upon MONTHS of yelling, screaming, idiotic statements, etc. we are finally at the point where SOMETHING is going to happen in Iowa!
This media CIRCUS has legs beyond belief.
I only hope my predictions come true, and they relate only to the GOP side. My DEM predictions would be ill-received as I am so very completely anti-Hillary.....BUT that seems to be the mood of the voter as well (by the latest polls).
Tomorrow will tell a lot......Thompson will still be in it....if 2nd, or third...I am fairly sure he will be no lower than that.
I am also fairly sure Hillary will NOT be anointed by Iowa. Prepare for the end of the Hildabeast's long coronation ceremony!
Time for some "States of Substance" to let their votes loose.....Oh Right, the National Dems and GOPs are against any such thing....they like little-bitty states making decisions first. I-D-I-O-C-Y!!!!!!
Have Gun (Licensed) - Will Stop Robbery!
In Indianapolis, Indiana......ANOTHER reason for licensed-to-carry being just fine!
Not only did nothing happen to hurt anyone, but also an $800 robbery was foiled and a bad guy removed from society.
Grown up anti-gun folks...an unarmed population is susceptible to any form of hurt or death at the hands of those illegally carrying. Police are NOT going to be there most of the time in time to stop mayhem.
Backing In To The Nomination?????
David Limbaugh gives us ABOUT FRED and his campaign!
He hits it on the head in terms of "nailing this nomination"......
Thompson is not the glamorous....he is not the beautiful.
BUT he has not let any good GOP voter down! He is there with the right message, and the right timing!Go Fred!
Check THIS Anti-Carjacking Device!!!!
GOTTA HAVE ONE on my little Suzuki Vitara "Jeep" (last made in 2002!).....Duchess' Town Car is already a fortress!WATCH This!Yeah Baby!
Guess the boys-in-the-hood would not like this reception!
Are These Muslim Youth on Commission?
Yes, I did write that headline.....yes I did say Muslim youth.....
In France it is considered "relatively quiet" when these idiots O-N-L-Y burn hundreds of cars? Maybe the auto industry has them on commission!!!!!
W-T-H?READ what Little Green Footballs
has to say!
Hundreds of cars burned for a quiet night????????
Who put the kids in charge of this "playground?"
Time to call a spade a spade and get down on the uslim youth who are rioting because France does not give them all the "entitlement" they deserve...by their own judgment.
Are any of our Liberals in the USA watching this crap? & If you are not, then why this site with no less than.....751 areas of France where you should NOT go.....because they will GET YOU if you do!
Are we at war????? I guess France is, but no one wants to admit it! The French are still avoiding admission that they have handled the Muslim influx in quite a bad fashion!SAD does not even get close to telling this story!
Why Is The Sky Falling On Democrats????
The latest Gallup poll shows that 8 out of 10 Americans are satisfied with their lives......and a vast majority are VERY satisfied!
Read the report HERE!!!
Democrats will tell you that 1. The economy is BAD...despite continued glowing growth for the past year....2. People are unhappy with life and their lot in same....and, 3. That BIG business is hurting the little guy.
If the Democrat folks have anything right I'd like to know what it is. They are dealing witrh a H-A-P-P-Y population! & They are trying to convince the population that they are NOT happy.....
Of course the "entitlement" crowd...seeking ever more milk from the teat of government are always unhappy. A million dollar a year stipend to them would leave them asking for more. They, you see, have bought in to the Democrat argument that everyone is entitled.......
That, of course, leaves one small problem....if we ALL are entitled...then who will pay for it????? BIG Business? FOLKS if you did not get education beyond government schools, then you do not understand that big business will survive....if they are taxed more, they will charge more. Business is not business if it makes no profit. & as we used to say decades ago when I was a Chamber of Commerce Exec....."Profit is NOT a 4 letter word!"
Guess the Democrat logic misses that point, as they do most things other than pandering to their entitlement crowd!
Zogby has it that the late hours of the Iowa Caucus indicate strides by Thompson.THE NATIONAL REVIEW
has the story.
I predicted many days ago A 1st or 2nd place finish by Thompson
. To quote someone...."This could be the start of something big!"
We'll know in a matter of hours now.
In 2008 We Need To Make Choices...About Terms & Phrases!
This is the year folks. We elect a new President. We elect a new Congress. We elect 1/3rd of the Senate.
Neal Boortz today lets us have it right from the git-go!"A PHRASE TO DUMP IN 2008
Well, let's make that two phrases; and here they are:
- Giving Back
- The Less Fortunate
Both of these oft-used phrases have something important in common. They are terms of art used by the left to belittle the concept of individual achievement. Sadly, millions of Americans repeat those words not knowing the motives behind them.
In the case of "giving back" the premise is that those with wealth did not earn it through hard work and good decision making. They were given that wealth. To suggest that someone should "give back" is to imply that whatever they have was given to them. You can't "give back" something that wasn't "given" to you in the first place. Charity is to be commended; but when you give away some of what you've actually spent a part of your life acquiring you're "giving," not "giving back."
As for "the less fortunate," the use of this phrase implies that those without means are victims of bad luck rather than their own laziness, bad work ethic and a dearth of good decisions. To imply that the poor, poor pitiful poor are where they are simply because they weren't "fortunate" is to suggest that those who find themselves in good financial shape were merely lucky. What a convenient way to denigrate the idea of individual achievement. The left can tell you through this "less fortunate" nonsense that you were merely lucky, and those sad poor people were simply unlucky. The left is only evening the odds when they take your stuff and give it to them."
He is more-than right, of course.....harsh as some of the rhetoric seems. Why did we allow the Democrat party to refocus America into the nanny-state? Why did we allow the Democrat party to assure those who have little that it is NOT their fault?
Time for us to take back America and focus on our own responsibility. Has anyone noticed that New Orleans, now back to 2/3rds of its pre-hurricane population, is leading in murder rate again? Anyone want to bet how the NO level of government services used per person is higher than almost anywhere else? No responsibility for oneself. Let the nanny-state babysit us and provide for us from the labors of others. We cannot be held responsible for our choices in life!
The "Experienced Candidate" In Foreign Affairs Develops Hoof in Face Disease!
Hillary manages to make a gaff of the 1st water in her pronouncements during the culling of candidates comments on the Bhutto killing.
Captain Ed at Captain's Quarters tells the tale:" Senator Hillary Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, was criticized for stumbling over details. But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a "candidate" who would be "on the ballot." In fact, Musharraf was re-elected to the presidency in October. The upcoming elections are for parliament, and while Musharraf's party will be facing off against opposition parties, the president himself is not a candidate.Afterwards, the Clintons attempted a little spin on the mistake, claiming that Hillary had meant Musharraf's party. As Ben Smith notes, that doesn't match up with Hillary's words: "If President Musharraf wishes to stand for election, then he should abide by the same rules that every other candidate will have to follow," she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer (.pdf) December 28. "He could be the only person on the ballot. I don't think that's a real election," she told ABC's George Stephanopolous December 30.This hurts Hillary much more than Mike Huckabee. Huckabee has run on a primarily domestic agenda, with social conservativism and economic populism fueling his rise in Iowa. Although he has cast himself as prepared for foreign-policy questions, his strength does not lie in a deep understanding of international politics.Hillary, however, has based her entire campaign as the one person most prepared to hit the ground running in the White House. Someone using that as a selling point does damage to her case when she can't tell the difference between a presidential election and a parliamentary election in a critical state for the war on terror. Given that most of the current unrest springs from Musharraf's questionable election as president in the last few weeks, it's even stranger that she made this error twice in three days.If Hillary can't get Pakistan right, then she's obviously not prepared to get started on Day One. Her entire sales pitch fails on this question, and it reminds us that the three frontrunners among the Democrats have less national-office experience put together than John McCain, less executive experience -- as in zero -- than Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, and that Mike Huckabee was Governor of Arkansas longer than any of them served in national public office. Even Fred Thompson beats them on that score."
So much for the Hildabeasts' marvelous 8 years experience and knowledge of foreign governments. Why is this woman a major candidate?????