Everyone MUST view the video on MSNBC's Scarborough Country. Lawrence O'Donnell screamed at John O'Neill for two segments .
Michelle Malkin has it all.
I have to give John O'Neil kudos for keeping it together. I'm known for my calm in a storm, and even I felt like punching O'Donnell.
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Everyone MUST view the video on MSNBC's Scarborough Country. Lawrence O'Donnell screamed at John O'Neill for two segments .
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:45 AM
Friday, October 22, 2004
The Truth Laid Bare has the Heroes for Bush blogburst. Too funny.
Blackfive has this from a Reservist named James who's in Iraq:
"The one thing that is constant, however, is the Iraqi people's desire to be free and determine their own destiny as a nation. No matter who you talk to, they are a proud people that desire to make their own way. Freedom and the right to choose is something they have not experienced for thousands of years. Just as Afghanistan held its first elections in 5000 years, the elections in Iraq will provide the freedom this nation has not seen for generations.
The insurgents here use fear, just as Saddam did, to try to make the people submit to the insurgents control. They blow up, behead, and execute those that refuse to submit. Fear remains an effective tool pushing the average Iraqi around sapping their will to fight back. However, they are. I have seen and read of so many brave Iraqis fighting and dying for the privileged to vote and the ability to be free. It's when that freedom and self-determination has matured that we, the dog-footed soldier, will go home. "
This is from 'boots on the ground.' Maybe we don't trust the media anymore. None of us are sure what to believe because we hear things filtered through political lenses. James doesn't paint a perfect picture, and contrary to what the left says that we somehow believe that everything is great in Iraq, we know that things are hard, difficult, and terrible. Such is war.
James speaks of his friend who died in the war:
"Some will argue that Rob and our country threw away his life on a war that should have never been fought. I can understand the sediment but from my viewpoint as a soldier on the ground, there are things worth putting your life at risk for. The saying that freedom isn't free is as true today as it was for our forefathers.."
The left is wrong to think that there are not times that we wonder if the sacrifice of our boys is worth it. They are wrong to think that we don't worry that things are out of control. I watch and listen closely to the news stories out of Iraq. I surf the milblogs and Iraqi blogs. I read European news pieces. Each sometime tell a different story. So who do we believe?
I believe the warrior.
I believe the warrior because he sees what we do not, because he is the one putting his life on the line. There is honesty there borne out of his willing sacrifice.
He lives the war.
I believe the warrior.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:38 PM
My liberal friends ask me "Why did we go into Iraq?" I think the short answer can be find in the picture of Bush holding the 13 yr old little girl who lost her mom in the World Trade Center on 9-11. The look on Bush's face says it all.......Never again. Never again.
But here is my answer. Saddam and the hi-jackers are two sides of the same coin. Both believing that America was the enemy and both seething with rage toward our country, our democracy, and our freedom.
9-11 woke us up to a region of the world we could no longer ignore, We could no longer ignore the festering hate toward America that had spread in the middle east. We could no longer ignore the cult mindset of a warped Islamic faith. We could no longer ignore the breeding of monsters so mentally sick that they would send their own children to become weapons of death.
The natural instinct of humans to protect their young disappears into a fanatical evil where children are nothing more than a means to murder and mutilate the innocent.
Nor could we ignore the deep anger and rage of Saddam. We could no longer ignore his ability to seek revenge for thwarting his attempt to invade the region. Not because he had anything to do with planning 9-11, but because he shared with them the hatred of America and the mental sickness to extend that hate into the action of murdering Americans. No one argues that Saddam would have attacked us if given the chance.
Bush was simply never going to give him the chance.
In invading Iraq and taking down Saddam there is no doubt that we stirred up a hornet's nest. We had attacked and killed the enemy in Afghanistan. The monsters are enraged and like a rabid pit bull they will snarl and tear at the fabric of freedom until they are killed.
What we are seeing in Fallujah is what Bush called taking the fight to the enemy. Our brave warriors fight the good fight and it is never a pretty thing. But history shows us that some things are worth the bloody battles we fight. We have raged against tyranny, slavery, and hate before. The path of freedom is difficult and we are humbled by those who fight in our place, who rage against the evil that threatens our world.
That's my answer. You may disagree, but that is my view. At the heart of what we conservatives believe is that freedom, ours and theirs, is a God given right that cannot be torn from our hands by evil.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:48 AM
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Iraqi The Model is an excellent Iraqi blog who last summer debunked a Los Angeles Times story on the departure of Coalition Provisional Authority head L. Paul Bremer. The Times told its readers that Bremer had fled abruptly, "afraid to look in the eye the people he had ruled for more than a year." In fact, as Iraq the Model reported, Mr. Bremer before leaving delivered a television address that gave a moving account of his tenure and his hopes for the new all-Iraqi interim government.
Ali Fadhil, a key author of Iraq the Model, is thirty-four years old, a Sunni, and a Baghdad doctor. In an interview with WSJ OpinionJournal he talks about present day Iraq:
"Maybe in a real sense, I am less safe than I was under Saddam. But then I never felt safe. We were always in fear of some bad surprise from the authorities. Now, the threat is different, but it is random (he is thinking of the car bombs). Personally I also feel safer because I am free."
He is also better off, making about $200 a month instead of the $3 a month doctors earned under the Baathists. Ali is appalled by the terrorists, but not surprised. "We are at war and the enemy is fighting back, so why be surprised about that?" he asks. "Iran, some in Saudi Arabia, all the Islamist groups, and the former Baathists, of course, naturally are funding the fighting. They want to terrorize us before the elections, so things are going to get worse before then. But when terrorists see that the people demand democracy, they will feel they have lost. Many will leave."
The rest of the article is fascinating. Go read it.
For progress in Iraq, go here.
UPDATE on the UK's special forces, the Black Watch regiment. They will conduct offensive operations in their new deployment south of Baghdad. They will be filling in for US marines planning a new assault on Falluja, west of Baghdad.
Kerry talks to Rolling Stone Magazine about the coded terror alerts:
Kerry says Americans laugh at the current system.
"They don't know what to do" when Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge raises or lowers the alert levels, Kerry added.
He's not sure what he'd replace the system with.
"If we have to alert America, I think the most important thing to do is alert law enforcement more effectively across the country,"
Kerry was asked, "Will you continue that program?"
Kerry answered, "No. I'm going to find some more thoughtful way of alerting America."
"He's not sure what he'd replace the system with,"......You mean he doesn't have a plan??????
"a more thoughtful way of alerting America." Hmmm.... Lets see.....
*TV screen fills with soft blue light*... announcer's melodic tone speaks gently with a babbling brook heard in the background:
"attention law enforcement officials and the American people, the terror alert has risen from "code go about your daily lives" to "code you might want to think twice about flying today" Please do not panic, Dr. Phil will follow this announcement to reassure you and lead you through deep breathing exercises."
Tradesports.com, where people bet real money on the outcome of the election, shows Bush to be the best bet. Results: At this writing, a contract paying $100 for a Bush victory is selling for $61; a Kerry contract is valued at $40. Via WSJ OpinionJournal
Funny Quote of The Day:
"Definition of Stress: The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's desire to beat or choke the living crap out of some ass who desperately needs it."
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:49 PM
One Vote 2004 reports: "American teens have spoken, and they want George W. Bush for president. Nearly 1.4 million teens voted in the nation's largest mock election, and the Republican incumbent wound up with 393 electoral votes and 55 percent of the total votes cast." h/t Instapundit
As a mom of 2 teens all I can say is...that's freakin awesome dude.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:54 PM
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:31 AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Slate magazine dispels the myth that Bush's tax cuts benefit only the wealthy:
"If you and your spouse have a taxable income of $60,000 a year, you've had almost a 24 percent income tax cut since President Bush took office. (And ditto if your income was just $20,000.) Meanwhile, the folks who make $350,000 a year got a cut of only about 12.5 percent; those who make $1 million a year got an even smaller cut.
Pre-Bush, the $1 million a year couple paid 33 times as much as the $60,000 couple; today they pay more than 38 times as much. Here's the big picture:
Overall, the biggest percentage cuts went to the poorest of the poor (those with incomes in the $10,000 range) and the next biggest to those making about $60,000. After that, with some minor dips up and down, the relative size of your tax cut falls off as your income rises."
The article goes on to take into account capital tax gains, earned income tax credit ect.. The fact remains the same. The rich pay more, alot more.
Teresa Heinz Kerry on Laura Bush in USA Today:
"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. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job - I mean, since she's been grown up."
Since she's been grownup???? What kind of snobby elite answer is that?
"Oh, those little people....I forget about their little jobs....James! Bring the car around, I feel a headache coming on."
Oh.. but there was a quick apology:
"I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and librarian, and there couldn't be a more important job than teaching our children. As someone who has been both a full time mom and full time in workforce, I know we all have valuable experiences that shape who we are. I appreciate and honor Mrs. Bush's service to the country as First Lady, and am sincerely sorry I had not remembered her important work in the past."
There just couldn't be a more important job!!.... Really? You think? ....Puke.
I Wonder who wrote the apology. h/t Wizbang.
The muzzle goes back on, I'm sure.
I heard on Fox News today that Kerry had 10,000, yes I said 10,000 lawyers on hold at all the battleground states. Is there any doubt that even if Bush wins litigation will follow? If there is one place the democrats have learned they usually win it's with the court and liberal judges who love to be 'historic" and ignore the will of the people.
Jewish voters taking a closer look at Bush. Al Gore won 79% of the Jewish vote in 2000, but the president's firm support for Israel and his aggressive response to the Sept. 11 attacks — and concerns about the Democratic commitment to these causes — have earned Bush a second look from some Jewish voters.
But Kerry wants them too:
"I am proud to say to you, throughout my 20-year career in the United States Senate, I have a 100% record on every resolution, on every vote, on every appropriation," he told several hundred seniors gathered for a morning rally at a retirement community in West Palm Beach. "On everything that has made a difference to Israel's qualitative military edge, I have been there and I will be there."
6/24/04 Concurrent resolution supporting Israel's disenagement plan
Did not vote
Funny Quote of the Day:
"The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain,involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. Thehypothalamus controls the "Four F's":
1. fighting; 2. fleeing; 3.feeding; and 4. mating." -- Psychology professor in neuropsychology intro course
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:19 PM
The Washington Times reports: The intelligence reports showing French assistance to Saddam ongoing in the late winter of 2002 helped explain why France refused to deal harshly with Iraq and blocked U.S. moves at the United Nations.
À qui dois-je m'adresser pour faire une réclamation?*
Not the UN, that's for damn sure.
Hey France...Allez-vous en.*
Via U.S. News.com: Last week's report by America's chief weapons inspector gave us more details on Saddam's food for oil scandal. In addition to kickbacks to the obvious countries that ended up opposing the war, there was this interesting detail:
"the report detailed Saddam's knack for acquiring banned military hardware. Investigators uncovered contracts for missile-related components: gyroscopes from China, infrared-homing gear from North Korea, and engines from Poland. In Russia, Iraqi diplomats bribed customs agents and then hopped aboard weekly charter planes packed with radar and global positioning system jammers, night-vision gear, and missile components. All told, Saddam's agents shopped in at least 22 countries." -David E. Kaplan
This wouldn't be for weapons programs, would it? With all that food for oil money, who wouldn't go on a shopping spree?
Developed by the U.S. Joint Forces Command, or JFCom, a division of the Department of Defense, "Urban Resolve" is a new video game. It's one part Risk, one part The Sims and one part raw supercomputing power. It's also the tool that could one day give the U.S. military the upper hand in urban conflicts akin to the ones currently taking place in Iraq. For instance, military leaders could use Urban Resolve to predict what would happen if they destroyed the electricity source in a particular city. It's also realistic. But realism isn't the only reason military leaders like the simulator. It also gives them a chance to peek into the future by introducing weapons and tools that don't yet exist into their battle scenarios. via Wired.com
Is that cool or what?
*To whom should I complain?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:02 AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for conservative Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly said on Tuesday they believe a fellow employee accusing him of sexual harassment has recordings of calls between them and they are seeking a court order to obtain them.
He's so dead. If he wasn't playing phone footsie then he wouldn't be worried about it.... Poor wife.
Ever wonder why so many other countries hate us? Envy, of course. It's like hating the homecoming queen. We hate her, but we want to be just like her.
I am sick of hearing how this country has "never been more divided." Excuse me? Weren't we so divided in the last election that it took a freakin month to decide the election? And Clinton was no landslide either. We have been divided for a long time and we will continue to be no matter which party wins the presidency.
The divide is at the very heart of the Democratic and Republican parties. We see things in a fundamentally different way. I don't think I need to go over the ideological differences here, everyone knows them. I don't see that changing anytime soon. Nor do I see how it could change. Why? Because of the compromises the Presidents of both parties have made in the past. Bush senior compromised on taxes and raised them like a good democrat, but fought an excellent war like a Republican. Clinton governed like a Republican in most ways on trade and welfare reform, but kept true to the social issues for democrats. There are many conservatives who don't even consider George W. Bush a conservative in the least. He spends like a democrat but holds strong to conservative family values. Sorta the opposite of Clinton.
You see? Neither party gets to see their vision fully played out, so we keep pushing and pushing for that. Reagan came close to being pure on his beliefs and vision and governing that way. That's why so many of us loved him. And not just half of America either.
To me it basically comes down ideologically to those who want to tolerate just about everything, damn the consequences and the children, and those who want to stop that train of 'anything goes' before we end up as some Sodom and Gamorrah. How do you expect these two visions to ever compromise? We don't. They won't. But our government does it for us. Our Presidents do it for us.
Maybe that's not such a bad thing.
Have you seen the new MoveOn PAC ad bashing Bush where Bush is asked to name his biggest mistake since 9-11? The ad was produced by the meathead himself...that's right. Rob Reiner. I suppose it is possible for an actor to actually morph into the character he played on TV.
Funny Quote of the Day:
"I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone." - Elayne Boosler
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:07 PM
John Kerry in a recent speech for the NAACP said, "that a million disenfranchised African-Americans and the most tainted election in American history is the best we can do?"
How did Kerry come up with one million? The number came from a natural extrapolation of the 57,000 Floridians who according to the August 2001 report of the Commission on Civil Rights (which used some statistical extrapolation, hypothetical scenarios, and so on)--were denied the right to vote. The commission didn't repeat that number in their final April 2003 report, instead conceding that "it is impossible to determine the extent of the disenfranchisement." In fact out of the six-month investigation by the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights and also an investigation by the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Dept. They found there was absolutely no truth to any of those allegations, not one person who was intimidated or had their vote stolen. There was no disenfranchisement, no truth to any of those allegations. You didn't know that??? Well that's exactly what the democrats wanted. Better for them to spread dishonest rumors than to be happy that no suppression was found. (Source: Peter Kirsanow, an attorney and black Republican who sits on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.)
I went searching for examples of this "disenfranchisement" because after growing up in the middle of the civil rights movement, if I thought for one second that black voters were really being disenfranchised, I would be the first one protesting and demanding fairness. Here are the examples I found:
From The Guardian: A former employee of a company hired by the Republican party to register voters in Nevada said that he was told to throw Democrats' registration forms away.
If true, absolutely wrong. But it did say "democrat" registration, not "black." So now blacks are automatically considered democrat? Sorry, some are actually Republican. But if you don't think organizations like MoveOn.org, Rock the Vote, and Vote or Die and many other left leaning voter registration drives don't toss the forms that denote Republican, your living in a fantasy world.
Florida Gov.Jeb Bush introduced a rule that registration forms should be rejected if a citizenship check box is not complete.
Ohio's Republican Sec. of State attempted to enforce a rule by which only registration cards printed on heavy, 80lb paper stock would be accepted. (Claiming that lighter cards might be shredded by postal equipment)
The CEO of Diebold, which makes many of the voting machines, said he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes" to Bush.
How do the first 2 examples suppress black voting? I have no idea. Unless one thinks blacks are completely stupid. (I'll get back to who might think that in a minute). Since when is it suppression of any kind to require that forms are filled out correctly? And what the heck does the paper weight have to do with anything? And finally, Just because you are a CEO of a company that makes voting machines you can't come out for a candidate? And since when is being for Bush automatically means suppressing black votes?? I would think it would be about getting MORE black votes for Bush so that he can win the state. Can you believe this so far?? Stick with me.
John Pappageorge, Michigan's Republican state legislator, told a Republican meeting: "If we do not suppress the Detroit vote, we are going to have a tough time in this election cycle."
I read this quote over and over in my search. Detroit is 83% black, so the the word Detroit=Black, right? Anyone stop to think that Detroit=Democrat???? Yeah. Now should he have said "suppress?" for a any voting bloc? No. But again, if you don't think democrats talk about suppressing the evangelical vote ( as in "mention Cheney's lesbian daughter") then once again, your living in a fantasy world.
According to the Washington Post, in 2000, 42% of ballots rejected by Duval county in Florida came from mainly black areas.
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but there is NO WAY to tell on a ballot if someone is black or not, am I right? The ballots were not filled out properly. Which happens all the time all over the country by all kinds of people. What is an election board suppose to do? Ballots MUST be filled out correctly. To insinuate that black people can't seem to do that is such an insult to them. But more about that later.
The next two are the doozies--
In Ohio the election board was set to rule that anyone who turned up at the wrong polling station would not be able to cast a provisional ballot (to be verified later). The democrats sued successfully saying that the ruling would disadvantage minority and poor voters who move more often.
So the democrats think that black people are so stupid they can't figure out which polling place to go to when they move. It seems obvious to me that this is a consistent theme of the democrats and very insulting to blacks.
The Washington Post reports that depriving prisoners and those on parole the right to vote has become a key issue.". An estimated 5 million Americans are affected by felony voting restrictions. Black males account for about 8% of the U.S. population and 40% of the prison population."
I have touched on this before. So we are "suppressing" the black vote by not allowing those who commit crimes such as rape and murder to vote?? When someone commits a felony they lose certain rights. Anyone who argues this is just sad. These are horrible crimes against society and NO they should not be allowed to vote- Black, White, Asian, or Hispanic. My God, how many times will they insult the black community and feed the fire of racism by implying that in order for black men to vote we have to open it up to the prison population?????? Do they not realize how this sounds?? What message it sends??
Bush has put blacks in his most trusted positions in his administration. Laura Bush's best friend is a black woman. Does Kerry have some personal connections to the black community other than spreading these lies in the black churches by standing at the pulpit and preaching at those who he hopes will vote for him? I don't see any.
Finally, this is what black people went through in the 60's in order to vote. To throw out silly allegations with no merit diminishes the memory of those who truly had something to protest against and what they did in order to be able to vote. Shame on the democrats for this and shame on Republicans for not reaching out to the black community with the truth.
Lets hope this is the October surprise.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:11 AM
Monday, October 18, 2004
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that terrorists are aiming to derail U.S. President George W. Bush’s chances at re-election through their attacks in Iraq.
“I consider the activities of terrorists in Iraq are not as much aimed at coalition forces but more personally against President Bush,” Putin said at a news conference after a regional summit in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.
“International terrorism has as its goal to prevent the election of President Bush to a second term,” he said. “If they achieve that goal, then that will give international terrorism a new impulse and extra power." via Fox News
I am pretty sure that is what Cheney was talking about when he implied that terrorists would be emboldened by the defeat of Bush.
Fundrace.org, has created a detailed database that lists the name, address and occupation of every individual who has contributed money to political candidates or parties. And the amount, of course.
Best of all, it's searchable by broad address or name. Have fun typing in your zip code and watching the secret political leanings of your neighbours appear before your eyes.
Jim K. over at Right Thoughts has got Kerry all figured out now:
"SO after all this time, I think I have a pretty good handle on Kerry’s plans.
1. Kerry will heal the sick and disabled with his magic hands.
2. Kerry will print money and give it to the poor. Most of it will be on construction paper but hey, they’re poor, what do they know?
3. Kerry will clone soldiers to fill out his two proposed divisions.
4. Kerry will have Teh-ray-zuh make up millions of her special “gin raisins” to substitute for Canadian drugs.
5. Kerry will replace France and Germany with dark, sparkling Folger’s Crystals and win the peace in Iraq by tricking people into drinking instant coffee.
6. Kerry will raise taxes on “the rich” and the other 1.5 billion dollars he needs to pay for his programs will come from sales of a new line of yellow, chartruese and periwinkle ketchups aimed at the ultra-wealthy snobbish ketchup set."
Bill Maher (of all people) has him figured out as well:
"John Kerry is like a Frankenstein of other Democratic candidates that they have pieced together. He is a droning bore, like Al Gore. He is a Massachusetts liberal, like Dukakis. He is a policy wonk, like Jimmy... Jimmy Carter. Right. And he is a sap, sapling tree like Gore. They put all these together and made this one guy." Mostly, he's just a guy I find it impossible to imagine as an effective commander in chief, and that's what matters to me.
The Sacramento Bee says that 80% of California highschoolers are not ready for college level english. 45% are not ready for college level math. Good Lord! That boggles the mind. Keep in mind that these are the targets for the 'Rock The Vote.'
Which reminds me of an old joke. "There are 3 kinds of people in the world. Those who are good at math and those who aren't."
Funny Quote of The Day(which also happens to be the story of my life):
"I planned to change the world, but I couldn't find a babysitter."
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:16 PM
From INDC Journal who got it off Yahoo. (AP photo/Paul Sakuma) The movie theatre sign is next to a Afghan restaurant in the little Kabul area of Fremont, Calif. Oct.9th, 2004.
Now thats what I'm talking about!!!
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:27 PM
The Guardian is reporting that the U.S. has requested UK troops to fill in for Americans south of Baghdad, while US troops undertake operations against "terrorists" elsewhere in the country. It is speculated that it will be the U,K's Black Watch regiment that replaces them. Is that a cool name or what?
Teresa Heinz Kerry paid an overall average federal tax rate of 12.4% on her millions in 2003. Many will point out the hypocrisy of her husband wanting to increase taxes when he himself is avoiding paying "his fair share." But that may be missing the bigger picture.
I am a simple woman and I look at things in a simple way. Kerry has promised a great deal if he becomes President and it takes money to deliver on those promises. He has said that he will rollback the tax cuts and increase taxes on those making over $200,000.
Now lets think about that. One does not make over $200,000 a year by being stupid. And even if you are stupid, you hire tax lawyers who are not. Teresa is a perfect example of this. Does anyone think for a moment she is the only millionaire paying an average 12.4% tax rate? I think we know that everyone with a great deal of money has a tax accountant on hand to make sure they get to keep as much as they can. So doesn't this mean that rolling back the tax cuts and imposing new taxes will not really generate the needed cash Kerry needs to fund his promises????
Hey, I'm not an accountant. Just a simple woman. Correct me if I am wrong.
Reagan understood that lower tax rates means more money in consumer's pockets and more money spent in the economy. Bush understands that too. And for all those out there thinking "greedy Republicans," you might be interested to know that during the Reagan years when tax rates were at their lowest, people gave more to charities than ever before. We aren't greedy, we just like to give money to charities that we know are doing the best jobs in helping the poor and needy.
ABC reports: Republicans have better sex than democrats. Is anyone surprised by this?
Have you read about the exchange between Ed Gillespie of the Republican national Committee and Jehmu S. Green, President of Rock the Vote regarding the phony draft scare and MTV's copy of a draft notice signed by Rumsfield on it's website? Fred Schoeneman has it and the screenshot of the draft notice. Jehmu responds to Gillespie's complaints saying that Bush or "for even that matter Kerry" cannot guarantee that there will be no draft and that no one trusts their promises. Then why bring it up as an election issue? How does bringing the draft into it help the youth to decide who to vote for if both men agree on the issue?????
Because we all know it's not about the draft issue, it's about not voting for Bush. The draft notice isn't signed by a fictional Sec. Of Defense. It's signed by the Sec. Of Defense under Bush.
It's all about deception.
UPDATE: INDC Journal is reporting that MTV has change the signature on the draft notice to 'Charles Rangel.'
If you are under the impression that they are now trying to be fair or even placate the Republicans, think again. It is all about thier 'non-partisan' status. Wouldn't want to put that in jeopardy, now would we? Then people would think you were just a partisan hack. Yeah.
Funny Quote of the day:
"What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit,to do the unnecessary." -- Richard Harkness, The New York Times, 1960
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:21 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2004
NRO has a must read article on The historic vote in Afghanistan:
"To put it bluntly, the presidential election in Afghanistan is a seminal event, and those who don't understand how or why are sleepwalking through history."
NRO quotes President Bush in a speech to the National Endowment For Democracy:
"Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? ... I, for one, do not believe it. I believe every person has the ability and the right to be free."
I cannot repeat enough what this turning point means to the world.
Please scroll down 6 posts and read my "Afghanistan. Victory and Valor." post if you haven't already and read the article. This is important folks.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:59 PM
Looks like Clinton got a nose job as well while going under the knife.
"Former president Bill Clinton, whose recuperation from heart surgery last month has been slower than he anticipated, will not make more than a few cameo appearances on behalf of Democratic nominee John F. Kerry, and even an abbreviated schedule is far from certain, friends and Democratic officials said." via: Washington Post h/t McGehee
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:38 AM
The far-left group "Fellowship of Reconciliation." are taking pictures of people holding signs apologizing to the Iraqi people for the suffering that Americans are causing. They plan to send them to Iraq.
No word yet if they are sorry for the mass graves, torture, rape, and murder bestowed upon the Iraqi people by Saddam.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 2:00 AM