December 07, 2006


The ISG Commission


I've been working really hard this week, so I've not had much time to do any deep reading or pay much attention to the news. But I've heard enough about the arrogant study group's conclusion to know that what I've heard so far is totally idiotic.

Negotiate with Iran? WTF! And Syria? Ack Ack Ack!!!

Annika does a better job of blogging about this subject, so go look and see what she has to say.

Posted by Beth at 06:08 PM | Comments (3)


I really hate the whole Commission idea


These stupid-ass commissions that Congress and the President use so often are just ridiculous. We did not elect commission members. We elect Congress and the President.

I do not want decisions like how to deal with Iraq made by commissions. Where in the US Constitution is there any mention of commissions and their 'power'.

Also, I don't want these old politicians, who are not elected, Baker and Hamilton and more, making decisions. This is bullshit.

What a waste, waste, waste of our taxes.

That is all.

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November 30, 2006


Kansas City Politics is really out of focus


In the news, Kansas City, Missouri, is one of the most dangerous places to live in the country. There are gang wars going on, but the city doesn't worry about that - they worry about forcing all bars and restaurants to be completely non-smoking.

The City Health Department wants to force all restaurants and bars to be smoke free, and while doing so, force all restaurants in the entire metropolitan area to be smoke free.

I don't smoke, but this should be a decision that a business owner makes.
I would be much more impressed if the City Council would do something about the violent crime rate in Kansas City.

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November 28, 2006


The Amero


Read and discuss.

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November 15, 2006


If I lived in Missouri, and I voted for Claire McCaskill, I'd be pissed


Claire decided that she needed a vacation after winning her Senate seat last week. So she leaves for a luxurious vacation (her husband is very, very wealthy) and blows off going to Washington D.C. this week.

And this week, the Dems are electing their leaders. And all the other freshmen Senators are being oriented.
Her first week on the job, and she takes vacation.

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November 12, 2006


Howard Dean


Unelected Howard Dean says that we are going to leave Iraq. I just watched him on Fox with Chris Wallace. He says it's time we cut our losses.

So folks, President Bush was right - the Democrats are all about cut and run.

I am furious that the leftist part of the Democrat party think they rule the country now. They don't.

President Bush, I have one word: Veto!

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November 09, 2006


Little rhyme from '64


I like this one:


The election day is over,
The talking is done.
My party lost,
Your party won.

So let us be friends,
Let arguments past.
I'll hug my elephant,
You kiss your ass.

Posted by Beth at 03:26 PM | Comments (3)


Attention all newly-elected Democrats


If you want to be elected for a second term, there are some things you are going to have to do.

1. Stop bashing Christians.

2. Accept the fact that the 2nd Ammendment means that citizens get to own firearms.

3. Keep our taxes low - do not pretend that 'rolling back' a tax cut is *not* a tax increase - it is.

4. Do not try to put price controls on things like gasoline. It's been tried before, and it was a miserable failure. Much like this Congress will be if it thinks that the country has turned liberal.

5. Limit abortions. Quit fighting for abortions until the last few minutes down the birth canal. Be reasonable. I think many people would accept legal abortions if you don't allow them after 4 or 5 months of pregnancy.

6. Do not try to control speech with 'hate speech' laws like they have in England and Canada.

7. Do not mess with our Constitution.

8. Do not spend the next two years having hearings about how much you all hate Republicans.

9. Be smart - we are in a Global War on Terrorism, and waiting for the US to be attacked is not the way to fight it.

10. Let our soldiers fight a war. Forget the PC bullshit.

11. Don't betray Israel.

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What I think of the election


Hat tip to Merri and her hubbie, Vinnie, who put this thing together!

Posted by Beth at 07:02 AM | Comments (3)

November 07, 2006


vote


It is very important to vote. The Democrats have registered thousands of dead people in Kansas City and St. Louis, so for conservatives to have a chance, we all have to vote.

I'm cracking up at the 'news' that Democrats are accussing Republicans of voter fraud or voter suppression when the Democrats have been famous for such doings for years and years.

Remember folks, it was the Democrats in the South who prevented African Americans from voting - not Republicans!

So vote.

Posted by Beth at 12:23 PM | Comments (1)

November 06, 2006


Think about your vote


Even if you are pissed off at the Republican Party because they can't seem to cut back spending programs and because here they are in power and it seems they are screwing it up - remember the alternative - Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. And Pelosi has laid out her 100 days plan - just as if she was running for President (ick, patoooie). The Democrats will raise our taxes, spend way more than Repulicans, plunging the economy into recession, really screw up the War On Terror, cheer on the terrorists by pretending they are really just a bunch of guys who need to be treated nicely and they will be nice back.

Now, the Arab world is thrilled by the prospect of a Democratically controlled Congress. The terrorists are cheering on the Democrats. Why? Because it will prove to the terrorists that their actions in Iraq were the right ones, and it will prove to them that terrorism works.

So, love terrorism? Vote Democrat.

Love government spending? Vote Democrat.

Want to pay more taxes? Vote Democrat.

Posted by Beth at 06:23 AM | Comments (3)

November 02, 2006


Humour and Politics


One of my daily listens, Darla Jaye at KMBZ.com, found an opinion column by the Kansas City Star's Lewis Diugiud, who is always offended by everything. And he is a flaming liberal, too.

Anyway, Lewis is unhappy that people laugh about politics - politics should be taken seriously, he claims:

But poking fun at our nation’s political process takes away from the seriousness of voting, such as in Tuesday’s election. It hinders people from realizing that their voices at the ballot box matter in national, state and local governments.

Instead we laugh as Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show,” late-night comedians Jay Leno and David Letterman, and other entertainers skewer politicians.

Yes, Lewis does not want us to laugh. We are not serious enough about voting for "change". And yes, Lewis is a Democrat.

I wonder if Lewis has ever noticed that it's pretty obvious that David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jon Stewart tend towards the left in their jokes - that ought to make Lewis happy!

Anyway, Lewis managed to find one study to back up his thesis. "The Daily Show Effect".

The authors of the study summarized it:

We test the effects of a popular televised source of political humor for young Americans: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. We find that participants exposed to jokes about George W. Bush and John Kerry on The Daily Show tended to rate both candidates more negatively, even when controlling for partisanship and other demographic variables. Moreover, we find that viewers exhibit more cynicism toward the electoral system and the news media at large.

Despite these negative reactions, viewers of The Daily Show reported increased confidence in their ability to understand the complicated world of politics. Our findings are significant in the burgeoning field of research on the effects of "soft news" on the American public. Although research indicates that soft news contributes to democratic citizenship in America by reaching out to the inattentive public, our findings indicate that The Daily Show may have more detrimental effects, driving down support for political institutions and leaders among those already inclined toward nonparticipation.

(emphasis mine)

Personally, I think that we should be cynical about the news media. We should be cynical about political leaders.

I am not a Daily Show fan because Jon Stewart tends to be very left-leaning, but if he is breeding cynicism into the youth of today, good.

We have learned that both the MSM and the politicians lie with regularity. Laughing at both is healthy.

Posted by Beth at 01:31 PM

November 01, 2006


Vote Republican


I agree - your life depends on it.

Posted by Beth at 06:06 AM

October 31, 2006


Vote for Jim Ryun


Jim Ryun is our Congressman. He has taken his re-election for granted, I'm afraid, and Nancy Boyda, the Democrat, has spent a ton of money on her campaign.

Her signs say - Vote For Change - BOYDA, Democrat. So she is simply running against Jim Ryun, not for herself.

If any of you are at all tempted to vote for Bodya - just remember this - she is very much against gun ownership.

Posted by Beth at 01:38 PM

October 30, 2006


Her side of the story


Here in Kansas, the race for Attorney General has been a pretty hot one. There is a lot of political intrigue and backstabbing going on. When things like this happen, it gets so people do not know who is telling the truth.

You see, in response to a comment from Paul Morrison that he has no scandal in his past, Phil Klein mentioned a sexual harrassment lawsuit that was filed against Paul Morrison by a former employee some years ago when he was the Johnson County prosecuter in Olathe, Kansas. Well, Paul Morrison has accussed Mr. Klein of being sleazy, etc., by bringing this up. Both parties agreed to end the lawsuit for reasons of their own.

The Kansas City Star has a fairly balanced article about the bruhaha here.

I wanted to publish the statement of the woman who still stands behind her assertion that Paul Morrison sexually harrassed her. (Morrison claims he just said she looked attractive). So I asked Kelly Summerlin's attorney, Scott G. Hattrup, and have permission to publish this in full:

Scott G. Hattrup Attorney at Law 11925 W. 92nd Terrace Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 492-8812 phone/ (913) 492-8836 fax SHattrup@aol.com

The following is a press release from my client, Kelly Summerlin. . Please direct all further questions through my office and do not contact my client directly.

STATEMENT OF KELLY SUMMERLIN

Because of recent false and misleading statements made by Paul Morrison, I have prepared this statement.
I was fully aware, back in 1991, when I first filed cases against Paul Morrison, that they would become a matter of public record. And that anyone, at anytime, could access and review this information. My family and I put a great deal of thought into the seriousness of this matter. I sincerely considered the fact that Mr. Morrison was a powerful and prominent person with a great deal of influence.
Although I did not personally give permission to Mr. Phill Kline to release the court documents, that was not my call to make. It was all public record. I also accept that Paul Morrison could have done the same at any time.
Mr. Kline’s references to these lawsuits have been accurate, to my understanding. On the other hand, Mr. Morrison has provided misleading and false information. I believe it is important for me to attempt to set the record straight. The public will make its own determinations. I do this for myself, my family and for anyone who has ever been in my shoes and was afraid to speak out. It was not easy then and it is not easy now. Make no mistake, what I said was true fifteen years ago and is still true today.
In 1985, I was hired by Dennis Moore, the Johnson County District Attorney, to work as a Victim/Witness Assistant. After Mr. Morrison was elected as the District Attorney, he promoted me to Coordinator of the Victim/Witness Assistance Unit. In that position I participated as a part of the prosecution team in one our office’s most significant cases involving a serial murderer. My role was to advocate and support the surviving family members. Mr. Morrison presented a select number of people with a personal award plaque recognizing their contribution in this important case; I was one of those.
On the evening of the verdict, November 4, 1990, Mr. Morrison personally invited me to a victory party at a local bar, along with other key participants. I attended, and during the course of the evening, Mr. Morrison did not simply “compliment me” by saying I was attractive, as he claims. His actions and words were much more aggressive.
Mr. Morrison approached me and told me he was uncomfortable. I asked him why and he responded by propositioning me. He then pressured me to respond by asking, “What are we going to do about that?” I was stunned. I rejected his advances and felt like all of my hard work, commitment, and dedication had been reduced to nothing.
The following day Mr. Morrison pulled me aside at work and blamed his comments and actions the night before on the alcohol. I simply acknowledged his statement. I wanted this to go away. It didn’t. Over the course of the next few weeks and months, my job description was changed, my responsibilities were reduced, I was moved out of my office, my computer was taken away, and Mr. Morrison denied me the opportunity to work with victims. The working environment was increasingly hostile and unforgiving. After five years of service, on February 12, 1991, Paul Morrison gave me the option to resign quietly and receive my vacation and sick leave benefits or be terminated and lose all benefits. He gave me a week to consider my options. I decided to fight.
I learned that Mr. Morrison was very skillful at re-arranging facts to fit a version that would be most favorable to him. He is a skilled attorney. He continues to minimize his actions and behavior and put all blame on me. He has used his power and position to control and intimidate. The second most difficult and painful experience of my life was standing up to Mr. Morrison.
The first would have to be the effort by my husband and I to have a family. During this time in 1991, my husband and I were seeking to adopt our first child. Even though I was no longer employed in his office, I learned that Mr. Morrison had spoken with the birth- grandparents of the child we were seeking to adopt. I was stunned and felt violated again. There was NO reason for any conversation regarding our private adoption to have ever taken place by Mr. Morrison. He was the District Attorney and I was a private citizen.
I fought for more than two years. I followed the legal process by first filing an EEOC complaint. I was required to wait for the outcome of the EEOC case before filing a civil sexual harassment lawsuit. I also filed a separate due process case. During that time I was repeatedly attacked and belittled by Mr. Morrison and his attorneys.
The due process case was dismissed by the judge before the jury could deliberate. Review of court records show the judge stating that the case was "difficult and not clear cut.” Mr. Morrison had asked the judge to declare the lawsuit as “frivolous, unreasonable and brought in bad faith,” in seeking to have me pay his attorney fees; the judge did not agree with Mr. Morrison.
My case for sexual harassment was never thrown out of court by a judge. Mr. Morrison’s recent statement implying that the case had no merit is a misstatement of the truth. As an attorney, he is certain to comprehend the difference in the cases; however, his public comments are misleading and deceitful. Court documents reflect that the judge concluded that in pursuing the sexual harassment charges that, “a reasonable person could find in favor of either party.” Only a jury could make the final decision. Not Mr. Morrison.
As the sexual harassment trial was approaching, more than two years after the initial incident, Mr. Morrison’s tactics had taken their toll. I needed to move forward and pursue a career that utilized my strengths and talents and had decided to apply to nursing school. This was a very competitive process and required all of our emotional and financial resources. We were not willing to risk the possibility of Mr. Morrison again becoming involved in our personal life goals. After much consideration for what was best for our family, my husband and I decided to settle the case. There were no strings attached and no money exchanged hands.
Mr. Morrison is now publicly claiming that there was some sort of side agreement; we would dismiss the sexual harassment case if he “agreed not to go after them (us).” Once again, the facts will bear that there was no such agreement. There was no deal. Mr. Morrison has been free to file any counterclaim alleging defamation of character or slander. He chose not to.
I have never recanted my statements. What I said was true fifteen years ago and remains the truth today. I appreciate the opportunity to publicly respond to the recent events.

Kelly Summerlin


So, it seems to me that Paul Morrison is not exactly being truthful about this. I have to wonder if he will uphold sexual harrassment laws as the Attorney General of Kansas, and if he would be likely to fire women who do not care for any unwelcome advances.

I was a victim of sexual harrassment back in the '80s. I worked at the OakPark Mall Krigel's jewelry store, and the manager of that store man-handled all of us.

He would swat me on the behind in front of customers or in the backroom and think it was funny. I asked him to stop, and he didn't. So I went to the owners of the chain, Mr. and Mrs. Krigel. They pretty much said that since the manager was such a great salemen, they were not going to do anything to upset him.

So I got moved to the lowest volume store in the chain - at Metro North Mall, and got a huge cut in my commissions.

UPDATE: I forgot to thank Jim C. for sending me this info - Thanks, Jim!

Posted by Beth at 03:33 PM

October 27, 2006


Politics


Damn, I cannot wait for election day. I will vote next week sometime, because Kansas is one of those wonderful states that allow you to go to the courthouse and vote early.

But the commercials - ugh. I hate them. Every time I turn on the radio or television, I'm assaulted by the commercials. And to make it worse, the bulk of the commercials are in reference to a tight race in Missouri - I don't even live there and I have to listen to all the bullshit flung from both sides.

So I have had to watch the Michael J. Fox commercial many times. And whether you want it or not, here is my opinion on that commercial.

1. Michael J. Fox has overdosed on his medication in order to exaggerate his movements - he admits this.

2. The commercial gives the impression that a cure for Parkinson's is only awaiting Claire McCaskill's election to the Senate - and nothing could be further from the truth. It is going to take a lot of years and a lot of good research to develop a cure for Parkinson's. Besides anyone who votes for Claire McCaskill for only one issue is certainly not thinking things through.

3. I feel bad that Michael J. Fox's illness is being used to shill for politicians. And Claire McCaskill has exactly nothing to do with the question of stem cell research in the State of Missouri.

4. The ad is misleading:

Princeton professor Robert P. George, who sits on the president’s bioethics commission, tells National Review Online:

the ads exaggerate the therapeutic potential of embryonic stem cells beyond anything that Michael J. Fox or anyone else has reasonable grounds to believe they can be used to accomplish. Adult stem cells — stem cells that can be obtained harmlessly from umbilical cord blood, bone marrow, fat, and other sources — have actually been used successfully to treat people. They have been used to improve people’s lives. Embryonic stem cells have not helped anyone. No one knows when, if ever, embryonic cells will be used in therapies at all. Indeed, not a single embryonic-stem-cell-based therapy is even in stage one of clinical trials. That is because the tendency of embryonic stem cells to produce tumors makes it unethical to use them in human beings — even in experimental treatments. By contrast, there are more than 1,000 adult-stem-cell-based therapies in clinical trials. In his ads, Michael J. Fox hides these crucial facts, thus creating an appallingly false impression and slandering candidates against whom the ads are directed.”

(from Kathryn Jean Lopez's NRO column.)

Posted by Beth at 04:48 PM

October 26, 2006


From MVRWC


Google bomb

Senate

Connecticut: Ned Lamont

Maryland: Ben Cardin

Michigan: Debbie Stanbenow

Missouri: Claire McCaskill

Montana: Jon Tester

New Jersey: Bob Menendez

Tennessee: Harold Ford

Virginia: James Webb

Democrat Held Seats

(CO-03): John Salazar

(GA-03): Jim Marshall

(GA-12): John Barrow

(IA-03): Leonard Boswell

(IL-08): Melissa Bean

(IL-17): Phil Hare

(IN-07): Julia Carson

(NC-13): Brad Miller

(PA-12): John Murtha

(WV-01): Alan Mollohan

Republican Held Seats

(AZ-08): Gabrielle Giffords

(CT-04): Diane Farrell

(CT-05): Chris Murphy

(CO-07): Ed Perlmutter

(IA-01): Bruce Braley

(IL-06): Tammy Duckworth

(IN-02): Joe Donnelly

(IN-08): Brad Ellsworth

(IN-09): Baron Hill

(FL-13): Christine Jennings

(FL-16): Tim Mahoney

(FL-22): Ron Klein

(KY-03): John Yarmuth

(NC-01): Heath Shuler

(MN-06): Patty Wetterling

(NM-01): Patricia Madrid

(NY-20): Kirsten Gillibrand

(NY-24): Michael Arcuri

(NY-26): Jack Davis

(OH-15): Mary Jo Kilroy

(OH-18): Zack Space

(PA-06): Lois Murphy

(PA-08): Patrick Murphy

(PA-07): Joe Sestak

(PA-10): Chris Carney

(VA-02): Phil Kellam

(WI-08): Steve Kagen

Posted by Beth at 08:00 AM

October 19, 2006


Vote Republican


Posted by Beth at 07:45 AM

October 16, 2006


I'm fed up with so many bloggers


Glenn Reynolds and many others are convinced that the Republicans will lose the House and/or the Senate this November.

Michelle Malking said she wasn't going to vote.

Allah Pundit says he is going to vote for Democrats because he is pissed at Republicans.

They are all idiotic. I have lost all respect for all conservatives who think that not voting or voting for Democrats is a good idea.

I'm sure the Democratic Underground is laughing hilariously.

If the Democrats win the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, a shrill, nasty shrew, will be on the radio and TV every single day. Screaming at those of us who are conservatives that she is going to raise our taxes, probably impeach President Bush, and guarantee that children can be aborted until age 2 if they are not perfect or if they are not minorities. She'll do all she can to ban gun ownership.

God knows what the Democrats would do when it comes to our security. Probably insist that all we have to do to get along with the Islamofascists is to don veils and pay them a dhimmi tax.

Everyone of you need to vote. It is of incredible importance!!

All of us need to vote. Vote for the Republican candidates - yeah, some of them suck, but they don't suck as much as their Democratic counterparts - and then, get involved with the party. Change it from within. If you don't like the candidates, get involved with the behind the scenes annointing of candidates.

Just vote.

Prove Glenn Reynolds, Michelle Malkin and Allah Pundit wrong.

Posted by Beth at 11:47 AM

October 04, 2006


For once, I completely agree with Ann Coulter


Wow, Ann Coulter has a great article - here.

Naturally, about the hypocrisy of the Democrats throwing fits about Foley when they jump to protect Democrats who do bad things - mind you, she does not excuse Foley, neither do I - but, methinks the Democrats doth protest too much.

Here is just a little excerpt:

In 1983, Democratic congressman Gerry Studds was found to have sexually propositioned House pages and actually buggered a 17-year-old male page whom he took on a trip to Portugal. The 46-year-old Studds indignantly attacked those who criticized him for what he called a "mutually voluntary, private relationship between adults." ..... . . . . . . .

Washington Post columnist Colman McCarthy referred to Studds' affair with a teenage page as "a brief consenting homosexual relationship" and denounced Studds' detractors for engaging in a "witch-hunt" against gays: "New England witch trials belong to the past, or so it is thought. This summer on Cape Cod, the reputation of Rep. Gerry Studds was burned at the stake by a large number of his constituents determined to torch the congressman for his private life."

.

Apparently, in DC, the age of consent is 16, by the way.

If you ask me, anyone younger than 21 should be off limits for all adults.

Again, I'm no fan of Dennis Hastert. But demanding he resign from Congress is a bit much.

And John had a lot to say about this on the day the news came out - so it would be a good idea to go read his post, too.

Posted by Beth at 06:53 PM


I really hate this crap


So, this horrid excuse for a man, Congressman Foley, has quit the Congress - and rightly so. But now, the leftists are running around claiming that it is the Republican leadership's fault!?! That Denny Hastert (and I am absolutely no fan of him) should have 'investigated' Foley long ago and found him out - ummmm - are the Democrats saying that Foley should have been wiretapped - his instant messages discovered by investigators?

Hmmmmmm.

That just sounds so much like the very thing that the Democrats claim they don't want done to terrorist suspects.

Do you get my drift? Does the word hypocrisy come to mind?

I have to go get a cup of coffee - talk among yourselves. I'll be back later.

Posted by Beth at 06:52 AM

July 04, 2006


Not everyone hates us!


I heart Christopher Hitchens.

Posted by Beth at 10:30 PM

June 13, 2006


President Bush is in Baghdad!


Rove has been cleared. We kill Zarqawi. Economy is good.
Bush goes to Baghdad.
Now, if only he would stop illegals from crossing our borders!

Update: Another piece of good news that I missed yesterday: Judge overturns San Francisco weapons ban

Posted by Beth at 09:10 AM

May 13, 2006


Not all rock musicians hate the USA.


Godsmack is my new favorite group. I liked their music anyway, but after reading Right Wing Sparkle's post, I decided to start buying their music - support a Groupwho supports our troops!

Hurray, Godsmack

Posted by Beth at 09:55 PM

May 05, 2006


This has to embarrass *Someone*


I have worked in Rhode Island a couple of times, and my clients were smart, stable, and dedicated people. It's a lovely little state, and boy, do I mean little! I kept driving out of Rhode Island trying to find the way to a particular restaurant the last time I was there - and I only drove about 20 miles.

Anyway, I would be mortified to have Patrick Kennedy as my Representative to Congress. I don't care if there was alchohol involved or not, he was clearly Under the Influence - of something, and that is illegal. Unfortunately, the Capital Police are also Under the Influence - of someone higher up, who does not allow them to do their jobs.

Feisty has an interesting suggestion on how this might play with the public, especially frat boys - here.

Posted by Beth at 06:45 AM

February 23, 2006


That port thing


1. For goodness sake, folks - calm down about this and let us look at the facts.

2. The MSM is not being honest about their reporting - this company is not currently in charge of port security nor will it be in charge of port security.

3. John of Argghhh! has the facts here and here.

Update - on further thought, I can't believe how dumb the President is being on this politically.

Posted by Beth at 06:15 AM

February 02, 2006


Much Ado About Alito


So, a bunch of conservatives are upset that Justice Alito voted to allow the 8th Circuit Court to review the death penalty in Missouri.
And a bunch of liberals are all excited about it.

But - I think he is doing exactly what a conservative and thoughtful judge should do.

I am a pro-life conservative. Hopefully, so is Justice Alito. Even though the crime committed by Michael Taylor was indeed evil and heinous, (I lived in Kansas City when Ann Harrison was kidnapped, raped and murdered, and it was just horrible) even though he confessed to the crime, and even though I would feel a certain satisfaction if this guys dies for his crime, I still think the death penalty is terribly flawed, and as a pro-life Catholic, I cannot defend the death penalty.

Now, it's okay with me if the murderer is put in a cage for life with some rocks and a pick ax and has to break them all up for the rest of his life. But I have a problem with the death penalty. When I look at other countries who have the death penalty, I see Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and the Muslim world as a whole. I want us to be better than those countries.

Don't get me wrong - I want murderers to be locked away forever, I wouldn't mind if they were put in stocks so the citezenry can throw rotten tomatoes at them. I want them to suffer until they die a natural death. I want their lives to be as miserable as the lives of their victims' families.

So, I think that this vote does not prove Alito as a liberal - but as someone who values life.

Even the life of an evil criminal.

And hopefully, even the life of an unborn child.

UPDATE:

I don't expect my regular readers to agree with me. I just feel that in matters of life and death I must be consistent. As long as we can keep these horrid people behind bars and away from the rest of society, I think that is a better choice than execution.

Posted by Beth at 11:39 AM

January 22, 2006


Imagine ...


The screams from the EU, the UN and the Left if the United States of America put into law what The Netherlands has just approved:

Dutch Introduce Exams for Immigrants, Consider Army Drill for YouthsFrom the desk of Paul Belien on Sat, 2006-01-21 20:46
This week the Dutch Parliament voted a bill which obliges immigrants to pass a compulsory exam. The Dutch Parliament is also in favour of a proposal to have troublesome youths disciplined and drilled by the army.

From 1 March onwards people who want to settle in the Netherlands (e.g. to join family members or to marry someone living there) will have to pass a preliminary test at the Dutch embassy in their country of origin. In this so-called “integration test” the immigrants have to prove that they have sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language and the geography, history and political system of the Netherlands. The fee for taking the test is 350 euros. Those who do not pass are not allowed to enter the Netherlands. Those who do pass have only taken the first hurdle. After their arrival in the Netherlands they will have to pass a second – more difficult – exam.
The exams are part of a bill proposed by Rita Verdonk, the Minister for lntegration. The Dutch House of Representatives approved the bill on Thursday. The Dutch Senate had done so last month. The Netherlands is the first country to subject immigrants to exams. Last year the Danish government, too, announced plans to significantly curb the flow of immigrants from third-world countries.

Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende’s government of Christian-Democrats and free-market Liberals is also considering other measures. One of these might be to establish military camps to discipline troublesome youths. There are 40,000 jobless youths in the Netherlands, who have left school without degrees. The majority of them is of foreign origin. Many become involved in criminal activities. A majority of Dutch parliamentarians, including members of the Socialist opposition, supports a plan to discipline them in military style.

Italics are mine.
Discuss among yourselves. . .

Hat tip - The Corner

Posted by Beth at 07:59 AM

January 20, 2006


Justice Department


The Justice Department wants to force Google to release records of everyone's searches. Why? To find and prosecute anyone who may be viewing child pornography.

Okay, child porn is evil and bad and rightly illegal. However, what is some child porn purveyer uses tags that do not indicate that the site is porn and Google lists that site when someone is searching for dolls or toys? What if someone clicks on a link that appears to be ok but it ends up being a porn site? I think that has happened to must of us. If that porn site has an underage 17 year old or something on it, does that mean that it's illegal to inadvertently click on a search result that does not appear to be porn? I don't know about this.

I have problems with this kind of broad demand - apparently they want "ALL" search records.

Wouldn't that kind of be illegal search and seizure? Or am I all concerned about nothing? Or, if I want to search for guns, will some justice guy get all hot and bothered and investigate me?

I'd rather they go and investigate foreign nationals who hail from countries that are not friendly to us.

I want us to get rid of terrorists as soon as possible.
I'm glad that Google is saying no.

Posted by Beth at 06:25 AM

January 17, 2006


Pompous, Pandering Politicians


Damn. I've been trying really hard to stay away from political discussions, but Martin Luther King Day was apparently a day of pandering instead of reflection.

Let's start with Hillary.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking yesterday at a ceremony honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissent is not tolerated.

Her comments, made before a predominantly black audience at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, drew a harsh response from national Republicans, but black leaders came to her defense.

At the ceremony, Mrs. Clinton, the junior Democratic senator from New York, said that Democrats were largely responsible for much of the nation's progress in areas like civil rights and women's rights.

Source

Apparently Ms. Rodham-Clinton has forgotten that there were many, many Southern Democrats who did everything in their power to prevent the Civil Rights Act from passing. Next thing you know, she is going to say that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat.

Not only that, but she goes on to bitch about the fact that Democrats can't get their way when they are in the minority. Well, la de dah, Ms. Hillary. How do you suppose Republicans feel when the Democrats are in power.

And then, the Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, is blaming God for Katrina - that is is punishment for our going to war with Iraq. What a loon! That's as nutty as Pat Roberson.

And then, to make things worse, he says that New Orleans has to be a Chocolate City again. Huh? What the heck does that mean? Why should color come into it at all?

And, can you imagine the uproar if a non-chocolate person said "... God is upset at black America also."

"We are not taking care of ourselves. We are not taking care of our women, and we are not taking care of our children when you have a community where 70 percent of its children are being born to one parent."

And lastly, of course, there is the media whore, Gore.

Ugh. He has apparently forgotten that the Clinton Administration did lots of wiretapping.

Well, I have got to get ready for work!


Posted by Beth at 06:35 AM

January 09, 2006


Harry Belafonte


Ok, this guy had one big song in his life. Now, he tells Hugo Chavez, dictator of Venezuela, that millions of Americans are rooting for Chavez.
Then he says that George Bush is a terrorist.

I'm sorry, but I think Harry really needs to get some medication to get him out of his delusional stte.

Posted by Beth at 07:52 PM

January 08, 2006


Airport Blogging


Oh, my - I have a 90 minutes layover, and everywhere I go in the Nashville Airport, I am within earshot of CNN and Wolf Blitzer talking to How Weirdard Dean - who still think the economy sucks, we have lost the war and that no Democrats got any money from Abramhoff.

John - remind me to buy some earplugs before my next trip!

Posted by Beth at 11:52 AM

January 05, 2006


Bill Gates better change this practice


Apparently, at the request of the Chinese Government, Microsoft MSN has removed a blog written by a Chinese dissident. The blog was hosted in the USA.

There are some reports that MSN Spaces is taking down *any* Chinese language blog with words like "Falun Gong" and "Tienanmen " in them - blogs that are hosted anywhere in the world, not just China.

So, in effect, any Chinese language blog written by a US Citizen that is at all anti-Chinese Government will likely disappear.

I do wonder about Taiwanese blogs - is MSN disappearing them, also?

Posted by Beth at 06:37 AM

December 01, 2005


Commentary


Sometimes, only Jeff can make me smile. You must read the comments.

Posted by Beth at 04:41 AM

November 18, 2005


What the Move On crowd won't tell you


The economy is booming so much that many States are running huge surpluses in tax revenues and many are considering tax cuts!

Three years of strong revenue growth have left many states with large surpluses. New Mexico is looking at a $1 billion surplus. Florida expects more than $3 billion.

Even financially troubled California took in $3.4 billion more than it spent in the budget year that ended June 30 — the state's first surplus since 2000. California's deficit was erased by a 13.2% revenue increase.

And that quote is from USA Today - not exactly a paper prone to pointing out good things.

So, President Bush - brag about this! Tell one and all that your tax cuts have stimulated growth (and tax growth) so much that even California is running a surplus!

Posted by Beth at 06:02 AM

November 17, 2005


Political bullshit


Former president Clinton is behaving badly. So are Senators Kerry, Pelosi and many other Democrats.

To me, it appears the Democrat Party has been taken over by the Move On people - they have lost all semblance of normalcy. They all appear to be flat out loons.

Nuts they are.

Nuts.

Posted by Beth at 06:08 AM

November 02, 2005


My Opinion


Democrats are sounding like whiney children. Harry Reid stomps his foot and takes the Senate into a closed hearing. And apparently, there was nothing - nothing discussed that had anything to do with National Security.

I guess the Democrats are saddened that President Bush has not resigned because one person in his administration has been indicted - not convicted, but indicted.

Ummm, hate to suggest this - but President Clinton didn't resign (nor did anyone suggest he must) back when his administration was being riddled with indictments.

Oh, and apparently the Dems have forgotten who was President in 1998 - the whole WMD thing did *not* start with President Bush. Glenn Reynolds has a great article here - go read it.

Oh, oh, oh - don't forget about Prince Charles telling Americans how we should do things.

Prince Charles to Explain Islam to American Public
Prince Charles of Wales will explain the virtues of Islam to the US President, George W. Bush, and the American people this week.

According to British daily Sunday Telegraph, Prince Charles thinks the United States has been too "intolerant" of Islam since 11 September 2001.

During his eight-day visit, Prince Charles will try to convince Bush about the merits of Islam and attend some conferences on religions at various platforms.

The Prince of Wales had expressed his concerns earlier regarding Washington's "confrontational" approach to Muslim countries and its failure to understand the strength of Islam.

He came together with senior Muslims in London following the September 11 attacks and said, "I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational."

Source

Goodness, we wouldn't want to confront this or this or this or this now, would we?

And a future English king (whose birth earns him riches and title - not a thing that he has done for the world) can hardly be a spokesman for religious tolerance. After all, English law allows the monarchy to belong to any religion, but Catholicism:

that all and every person and persons that then were, or afterwards should be reconciled to, or shall hold communion with the see or Church of Rome, or should profess the popish religion, or marry a papist, should be excluded, and are by that Act made for ever incapable to inherit, possess, or enjoy the Crown and government of this realm, and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging, or any part of the same, or to have, use, or exercise any regal power, authority, or jurisdiction within the same: and in all and every such case and cases the people of these realms shall be and are thereby absolved of their allegiance: and that the said Crown and government shall from time to time descend to and be enjoyed by such person or persons, being Protestants, as should have inherited and enjoyed the same, in case the said person or persons, so reconciled, holding communion, professing or marrying, as aforesaid, were naturally dead
Source

Posted by Beth at 08:01 AM

October 18, 2005


Plame Blame Flame?


How much money is this stupid Valerie Plame thing costing taxpayers? Let's see, so far, we find that a reporter went to jail to protect someone who said nothing. Judith Miller needs to check into a nice quiet hospital somewhere where she can try to get a grasp on reality.

Of course, it would be a really big hospital, because every single Democrat who thinks this Plame thing is an issue anywhere outside the Beltway should go check themselves into the same hospital.

Unless the prosecuter has some new evidence that actually points to someone *breaking* the law, I don't see any reason for this farce to go on.

Even the New York Times is embarrased about the whole thing.

There are more important things going on that need to be taken care of. I want to see the Congress and the President come up with a realistic plan for lowering energy costs. The sharp rise in oil prices is causing inflation and before we know it, we could be in the same fricking mess we were under Jimmy "the sweater" Carter - energy costs caused inflation to go up so much that the Feds kept increasing the interest rates to the point where no one could afford to purchase a home (16% interest rates on mortgages), etc. For those of you who were not of an age to remember those years - they sucked. The economy sucked big green ones.

Posted by Beth at 05:41 AM

August 18, 2005


Rerun time


I posted this over a year ago, but it still goes. So, I thought it worth another go round.

1. Adults are responsible for their own actions. Blaming their own behavior on drugs, alcohol, coming from a poor family or because they are gay or black or female or brown or white is neither rational nor useful. Every day we all have choices to make - good ones and bad ones, and if you make bad choices, then don't blame me and expect me to pick up your pieces if things don't go well for you. (naturally, folks who are mentally ill are exempt from this rule)

2. Life is precious. Whether you believe in God or don't, life is the most precious thing we have. That includes the life of a baby growing in a mother's womb. I get annoyed at all the liberals who think that American deaths in Iraq (and every one of those deaths is distressing, but probably necessary in a war) are the worst thing that can happen on earth, when millions of Americans have been denied being born because abortions are too easy to come by for any reason whatsoever (let's leave rape out of this discussion, please). The Death Penalty should be abolished, and replaced with life in prison - no parole whatsoever.

3. Education is the road out of poverty. Many public schools in cities and suburbs fail to teach children the basics - math, reading, grammar. They graduate these kids, and when the kids can't keep jobs, they make bad choices (see #1). Alternative education choices, including private schools, give kids a much better chance to become productive adults because they spend more time on the basics.

4. Not all values/cultures/morals are equal. I am sorry folks, but cultures like fundamentalist Islam, where women are property and slavery is okeydokey do not have as high a value as Western culture. They are not equivalent to us in morals. Fundamentalist Islamic Arabs want to rule the world and force us all to be their slaves or convert to their rather perverted view of Islam. I would even go so far as to say that American culture is better than Western European culture.

Why? We have a much freer society than any country in Western Europe, and way less socialism. And we are not nearly as snooty as the French.

5. We all have the right to protect ourselves and our homes from harm. I am a gun owner. I am proud of that fact.

6. I don't care if someone is gay or lesbian or straight. What is done in the privacy of one's bedroom is not my concern.

7. The money I earn is my money. I work very hard for it. Taxes are necessary, but politicians need to stop thinking of my money as the government's money. We need to keep taxes as low as possible - this encourages growth. (Economics 101)

8. We all have the freedom to worship as we choose - so long as that religion does not harm other people (Islamic fundamentalism comes to mind, as does Satanism). The courts are flat out wrong when they say that Christians cannot express themselves but Muslims and Jews can when it comes to religious symbols.

9. Owning property is a fundamental right. Home ownership is a wonderful thing. Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful organization that helps people own their home. I would rather see home ownership subsidized by the federal government than Section 8 housing and inner city projects.

10. Women and men should be paid the same for the work they do. I am in a predominantly male environment at work - believe it or not, I am a technical consultant. It is still an old boy's network, and I fight that every day.

11. A free market that is competitive (which means either eliminating or regulating monopolies) is a really good thing.

12. A free market that allows for free trade with other countries is also a good thing - as long as we don't allow other countries to dump artificially low-priced goods on us in an attempt to kill our own production. See #11.

13. The so-called War on Drugs needs a peace treaty. It is no more that a repeat of the alcohol prohibition of the 20's. The government should tightly regulate and license drugs like marijuana and possibly cocaine. Other drugs, I'm not too sure what to do about - some are just downright lethal. The gang problems our cities have will not exist without the profits they make from the drug trade. We have way too many kids in prison for doing stupid assed drug tricks - they should be out and learning how to make a legal living.

14. Every single one of the Bill of Rights is what makes our country so wonderful. That includes the right to gun ownership and the rights to worship as we please. I am worried that too many judges are abridging our freedom from unreasonable search and seizure - and the folks pushing for these searches without warrants are from both sides of the political spectrum - stop it, I say!

15. The elderly - as children, we need to take more responsibility of our parents' needs when possible - not the government. Too many times I hear very wealthy people complaining that their mom or dad can't afford rent or to eat because their medications are too expensive - for God's sake, help your parents! They raised you - the federal government should not be taking the place of families. If someone has no family, that's different - of course we should help them - but the next rich BMW-driving SOB who complains that his mom or dad is suffering because there is not enough Medicare - well, I would say something really rude here!

16. Be nice to people - even if you do not agree with their politics, it is important to try to remain polite. Otherwise, you end up with a bunch of people screaming at the world - KOS comes to mind.


Posted by Beth at 08:10 AM

August 16, 2005


Well, I've ended my foray into the underworld


Let's see - since Sunday, I posted 3 'diaries' on the Daily KOS, had one deleted with absolutely no communication to me as to why by some nutcase named Armando and had over 100 comments on the remaining posts that simply attacked me because I'm not them.

Some of the posts they made were a little frightening (good thing I'm a good shot) so I deleted the remaining two diaries.

Won't go back there for awhile. Those folks do not want to discuss anything, and if you try to discuss something, they attack you, and completely ignore everything you write.

For example, there are over 300 comments on a post that talks about the crosses being run over in Crawford County. I agree, that was an awful thing to do.

However, they are blaming everyone who voted for Bush for the vandalous acts of this one man. They have put his home phone number, address and business number on the comments, and though I think the guy is a jerk or a drunk, I don't think that his actions require thousands of kovovites calling him and his family and threatening them - which is what the commentors were proposing.

There is more. I copied all the comments and saved them. But those people are not quite sane. They are paranoid, delusional and probably a bit manic, too.

Thank God no one in my family is anywhere at moonbatty as those folks are. They must get off on calling people names, because they do it again and again and again. They are absolutely vile.

And they will never get what they want as long as they are that awful to others.

Posted by Beth at 10:45 PM


Rude Behavior


Someone decided to take things into his own hands and run over all the crosses that Cindy Sheehan and her pals set up in honor of the brave men and women who have died in Iraq.

The culprit has been caught and has to post a $3,000 bond.

The guy is a jerk.

The left is howling.

One of the diarists at the Daily Kos has this headline:"ANTI-AMERICAN ASSHAT MOWS DOWN CROSSES AT CAMP CASEY"

I agree that the guy is an asshat (a term coined by the lovely and right of center Rachel Lucas). Vandalizing someone's temporary memorial is a very bad thing to do.

However, when things like this happen and an asshat mows down crosses memoralizing the deaths of children through abortion, I just don't hear any comment from the left - do you?

Can you imagine what they would do if anyone called the idiot who mowed down the crosses in a churchyard un-American?

Ponder this.


Well, obviously, I'm not the only one who thought of this - great minds think alike, Michelle Malkin!

Posted by Beth at 02:09 PM

August 14, 2005


My Prediction


Since Cindy Sheehan has declared that there should be no Israel, I predict that the MSM will stop reporting her activities. It may take a day or two, but her story has jumped the shark, is toast, is all over.

Posted by Beth at 09:18 AM


She's gone too far


I was going to keep my comments about Cindy Sheehan to a minimum because she lost her son in the war and I could excuse her idiocy because of that. But no more. She has just shown her true colors - she is anti-Semetic in the worst way:

BUSH PROTESTING MOM CALLS FOR 'ISRAEL OUT OF PALESTINE'; VOWS NOT TO PAY TAXES

Anti-war protestor Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son Casey was killed in Iraq, is calling for Bush's "impeachment," and for Israel to get out of Palestine!

"You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism," Sheehan declares.

Sheehan says defiantly: "My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny...you give my son back and I'll pay my taxes. Come after me (for back taxes) and we'll put this war on trial."

"And now I'm going to use another 'I' word - impeachment - because we cannot have these people pardoned. They need to be tried on war crimes and go to jail."

The 48-year-old California mom remains tented up in a ditch along the one-lane road that leads to President Bush's Texas ranch.

As her protest entered its second week, hundreds of people with conflicting opinions about the war in Iraq descended on the area.

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Source

So now, this self-proclaimed martyr wants the State of Israel to be no more. I bet all terrorrists everywhere are cheering this lunatic on.

I will no longer be silent about someone who is using her son's death as an excuse to demand that the world does what she wants.

And it is the Media's fault for paying her so much attention.

Posted by Beth at 07:53 AM

August 12, 2005


Such a tactful guy, How weird Dean


""New England Republicans are different than most. They are more reasonable and thoughtful," Dean said. "You don't get as many right-wing wackos."
Source

You know, I don't hate Democrats. But, Dean is doing his best to make me wish they would all jump off a cliff like sheep in Turkey.

If I were to say something like, "Kansas Democrats are different than most. They are more reasonable and thoughtful. You don't get as many left-wing moonbats." I would bet that moonbats from the DU would be calling me a fascist pig or something.

I am beginning to think that Dr. Dean got into politics because his bedside manner was so darned awful that he lost all his patients!

Posted by Beth at 02:52 PM

August 06, 2005


Is it time to discuss adoption again?


Since the children of Judge and Mrs. Roberts are being discussed around the blogosphere because they are adopted, it seems like a good time to discuss common misconceptions, misunderstandings and mistakes about adoption that I have run into as an adopted person.

I have actually had people say the following things to me from the time I was a little girl:

1. Don't you wish you were a "real' child.

2. Adopted children are "unwanted" children. What was wrong with you?

3. Not enough people want to adopt children, so that makes abortion moral and okay.

4. Haven't you looked for your "real" parents.

5. You must be abnormal if you don't want to find their "real" parents.

6. Are you like The Bad Seed?

7. Being adopted must make you feel like you are worthless.

8. Why don't pro-life people adopt children?

9. Adopted children are not "really" part of the family.

10. Adopted children cannot inherit anything from their adoptive parents..

Most of my readers will agree that these are stupid-ass statements. However, I know that I'm not the only one with a relative who insisted that adopted children are not part of a family, and therefore, cannot inherit everything.

My Aunt Jean Carr was such a person. Awful woman. My mom's only sister, and therefore, my godmother. Aunt Jean sold World Book Encyclopedias when I was in grade school. Rather than buy me a Christmas gift each year, she would give me one of the free World Book Year Books that she got for selling so many books. Fortunately, I love to read, and I'd read them from start to finish.

I was the first granddaughter on my mom's side. My Grandmother gave me her sterling silver tea service when I got married because I was the first to marry and the oldest granddaughter. Because my husband and I lived in a small apartment, Grandmother let me store it at her huge old house in St. Louis.

Grandmother died.

Aunt Jean stole the Tea Service and let my mom know that it belonged to her daughter, as she was a 'real' grandchild.

Fortunately, her husband, Uncle Dick, disagreed and took it from Aunt Jean and returned it to me.

I didn't realize the full extent of my Aunt's hatred of me and my sister until Mom died. Aunt Jean stole several items that we were to inherit from my mom that she had inherited from our grandmother. She never returned them.

Some years later, when Daddy died, Aunt Jean threatened to protest the Daddy's will - which left everything to my sister and I (we were his only children, after all). I was livid and I have not spoken to her or any of her children since then.

People like my 'evil Aunt Jean' (as we call her) are responsible for many misconceptions about adoption.

Adopted children have the same inheritance rights as any other child. Adopted children have birth mothers who cared enough about life to let their child have one. Adoptive parents have to go thru hell and back to adopt a child - the checks they have to go through are very difficult - unless, of course, you are a movie star and have a ton of money.

Well, I'll let the rest of you discuss this subject, I have got to get out of bed (John brought me brunch in bed and we have wireless and I'm spoiled) and get dressed (yes, I am bloggin' nekkid!) and do stuff.

Update: I almost forgot this one - my mom's family, the LeMaster family, goes back to the American Revolution. My Aunt Jean let me know every time she had a chance that I was not eligible to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) because I am not a 'blood' relative.

Heck, I wouldn't want to be in the darn dar anyway!

This is what their website states about membership and adoption:

Q. I'm adopted can I still become a member?
A. Yes, but only through your birth parents' lineage, not that of your adopted family. All lineage for DAR membership must be bloodline descent.

I suppose all DAR members are the equivalent of an AKC registered dog, eh?

Posted by Beth at 01:19 PM

August 04, 2005


I'm not a Lawyer


or a law professor.

I am an adopted child - although more than grown up at 52 - and I am really fed up with the constant reference to the Roberts' adopted children.

If the MSM and politicians could only be sensitive to adopted children and simply refer to them as the children of Judge and Mrs. Roberts.

Believe me. Adopted children don't want to be pointed out by strangers as 'adopted'. And the parents who adopt those children love them every bit as much as any biological chld.

Judge and Mrs. Robert's children are beautiful, active little kids. They looked great in pastels for a fancy occassion when President Bush announced the nomination. Mrs. Roberts looked great, too.

In a family, it matters not if one is adopted or not - a daughter is a daughter and a son is a son.

Update: Michelle Malkin has a post with a lot emails from concerned adoptive parents - or as I prefer to say - parents - real parents - real moms and dads who are raising their real children. It's worth the read.

Posted by Beth at 09:35 PM

July 26, 2005


Jane Fonda - go to Hell


Hanoi Jane is going to go on an anti-war bus tour of the country. Can you imagine Jane with a sword in her hand cheering kidnappers and beheadings?

Posted by Beth at 06:16 AM

July 25, 2005


This is a must read


So go and read it already!

Posted by Beth at 01:16 PM

June 29, 2005


Ward Churchill should be in jail


This "Professor" should be tried for sedition. Pirate Ballerina has the scoop.

Apparently this poor excuse for a man is preaching that soldiers who kill their officers should be supported and encouraged.

UPDATE: Everyone else in the Blogosphere is on this bandwagon now, but they are not linking to the original audio - Pirate Ballerina should be credited for this entire discovery.

This excerpt pretty much says it all, don't you think?

Questioner: I think it's important when you're getting into a discussion of violence and appropriate violence and self-defense, of starting to look at what you're trying to build there, what you're trying to create—for example, fragging an officer, which you were talking about before, at the beginning of your talk, the sort of trauma that that inflicts on that officer's family back home is I feel like an important thing to take into account when you try to think about what your action is trying to accomplish in the first place. I really feel like I can articulate [my question] properly, but that's the general direction I'm heading with it.

Churchill: How do you feel about Adolf Eichmann's family?

I hope the FBI or someone arrests him at some point - advocating violence against officers during a time of war is not free speech.

Posted by Beth at 05:38 PM

June 27, 2005


Unacceptable behaviour


Glenn Reynolds points us to this article in the Augusta Free Press:
Potty-mouth politics

I'll wait while you go and read Bruce Kessler's piece.

Done?

I agree with everything in the article.

I would go farther. When 'leaders' such as Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin and people with too much influence like Michael Moore, compare the Bush Administration to the Third Reich and get away with it, that same name-calling habit trickles down to the naive, thoughtless, liberal followers. Pretty soon, they are calling all Republicans Nazis, and unless they are called out on the use of that term, they walk away feeling smug and superior.

I ran into this personally last week. I was talking to my lovely sister-in-law on the phone, attempting to steer clear of politics, as she is quite the liberal, and John and I are, well, quite the opposite.

Her husband is the head of the teacher's union in their town, and she was very upset that the teachers got a very small raise in starting pay - $300. I agreed that seemed miserly (but after doing some research, she didn't tell me the whole story - the average pay increase was closer to 4% according to their local newspaper- not too shabby).

She then called the Governor of her state "a Nazi".

I said, "A Nazi? What makes Governor XXXXX a Nazi?"

My sister-in-law (with a master's degree) said, "Well, he just is".

So I brought her up on this - I asked her what exactly the state government was doing that made her think it was Nazi-like. She, of course, could not answer. But she did go on and on:"Well, it will be like a Nazi state pretty soon, he's signing laws!".

Well, that of course makes all the sense in the world, eh?

I finally told her that calling someone a Nazi because she doesn't like the pay raise her husband got is pretty irresponsible. I told her that I knew a lot of Jews who might disagree with her comparison of the governor to a Nazi.

Finally, after a heated argument, she backed down.

She said, "Well, my choice of words might not have been the best."

Sound familiar?

Posted by Beth at 06:34 AM

June 26, 2005


Medium Rant


1. Flag Amendment. I'm agin it. Free speech is too precious - don't fuck with it. See John's post on the same.

2. The Kelo Decision. Oh, this one makes me want to scream. I can understand using eminent domain for truly public uses - airports, schools - but never, ever for property to be handed over to a private entity just because there might be more tax money generated. I have always disliked developers, now the Supreme Court has given them a tool to wreck the landscape and make blue collar folks give up their property just so they can get richer.

3. Tom Cruise and his 'religion' bwaa haa haa haa!
Scientology is not a Church, is not a Religion and should not be allowed to be tax-exempt. L. Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer. Fiction was his milieu. Scientology would be better named 'Fictionality'. And they all ought to be charged with practicing medicine without a license. Feh.

Posted by Beth at 12:37 PM


Who Said This?


...I don't see rock and roll and politics being in the same bed together. I just don't see it. When my parents started talking about politics, I'd run in the other room and put the Rolling Stones on at full blast. I didn't want to hear about tax forms, I didn't want to hear about who's doing who to what. I just didn't want to care about it. And to this day, rock and roll should be the escape from politics, not the answer to politics.

One of my favorite rockers - Alice Cooper- in an interview with some lefty Aussie Bloke.

Hattip to Chrenkoff

Posted by Beth at 07:55 AM

June 22, 2005


Hmmph


Senator Durbin certainly appeared to be shedding crocodile tears during his *apology*.

Senator Durbin left a whole lot out of his apology. He didn't say he was wrong, he said he was sorry he hurt feelings.

Asshat. If I lived in Illinois, I'd be terribly embarrassed.

Posted by Beth at 04:06 AM

June 10, 2005


How-Weird Dean Resignation Pool


Democratic National Chairman, Howard (How Weird!) Dean has been such a total ass lately that even other Democrats are starting to distance themselves from him.

I wonder - should we set up a pool as to what day Dean 'resigns' from his post?

I'm thinking - August 6th, 2005.

Winner gets a Coffee Mug from the Castle Argghhh! Store.

Leave your guesses in the comments!

Posted by Beth at 08:55 AM

May 23, 2005


Dean is an idiot revisted


Now How-weird Dean doesn't know the difference between Saddam and Osama.
Bwaa-ha-ha-ha!

I'm adding Trey's blog to the blogroll - he's pretty good!

Posted by Beth at 12:18 PM

May 18, 2005


Dean is Dangerous - or just stupid!


Dean jeers DeLay on eve of Valley trip.

If it wasn't for the fact that Dizzy Dean was a friend of my dad's, I would start calling How-weird Dean - Dizzy.

Dean, head of the Democrats, said this today:

There's corruption at the highest level of the Republican Party, and they're going to have to face up to that one of these days, because the law is closing in on Tom DeLay," Dean said in a telephone interview before heading to an appearance today in Phoenix

He has already judged a man who has not even been indicted - hardly an example of believing in innocent until proven guilty -

In case you have forgotten, How-weird Dean was defending Osama Bin Laden's right to be innocent until proven guilty during his (happily) failed campaign last year:

"I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found," Dean said during the 2004 Democratic primary campaign. "I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials."

The man is definitely not fit to run anything, much less a major political party in the USA!

Welcome, DUers - please check out the rest of my blog - especially this post.

Posted by Beth at 03:31 PM

May 12, 2005


Illegal Immigration


In my many travels this year, I have seen first hand how many immigrants, illegal or legal, are pouring into the country. From Long Island, New York to Detroit to Denver to California, Nevada, Texas and Louisianna, immigrants, both legal and illegal, line the streets every morning waiting to be picked up for a day's work.

Last month, I saw hundreds of Mexican illegals lining the streets of Farmingville, New York. They were waiting to be picked up by landscaping companies and other businesses who don't mind hiring illegal aliens. Apparently, the INS doesn't care to bother with these illegals unless they commit a crime. American citizens who live in the community and object are labeled "hate-mongerors".

Oddly enough, the labor unions want amnesty for illegal aliens - I suppose that the AFL-CIO and other unions figure they can bring new life to the unions by charging dues to millions of foreigners who are curretly taking jobs from union laborers.

I am not against immigration. I am against illegal immigration. We have to tighten our borders and keep out people who do not go through the proper channels to become legal residents.

President Bush is not doing his job to protect the borders. Congress is not doing its job to protect the borders. The judicial branch is not helping, either.

Our laws must be upheld. No border crossing anywhere in the US should be allowed without the proper papers.

When I was in Los Angeles last week, two homes were raided - one had over 100 illegal aliens living in it (small house), the other had about 50 people living in it. Apparently, people smugglers keep the illegals holed up there until a friend or relative comes and pays for them to be released.

How many more houses are filled with illegal immigrants? This is ridiculous.

Posted by Beth at 07:14 AM

April 30, 2005


hmm


I am:
90%
Republican.
"You listen to a lot of AM talk radio, don't you?"

Are You A Republican?

Posted by Beth at 03:37 PM

February 12, 2005


Liberals equating Bush to Nazis


Mike the Librarian has discovered what the liberals really mean.

Posted by Beth at 08:46 AM

February 07, 2005


Good Lord, Liberals, grow up!


Just like spoiled little children who throw a fit when they can't get what they want, some extreme liberals are looking to leave the USA for Canada.

From the International Herald Tribune: Some in U.S. voting with their feet

"We're still not talking about a huge movement of people," said David Cohen, an immigration lawyer in Montreal. "In 2003, the last year where full statistics are available, there were something like 6,000 U.S. citizens who received permanent resident status in Canada. So even if we do go up threefold this year, we're only talking about 18,000 people."

Still, that is more than double the population of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "For every one who reacts to the Bush victory by moving to a new country, how many others are there still in America, feeling similarly disaffected but not quite willing to take such a drastic step?" Cohen asked.

Melanie Redman, 30, assistant director of the Epilepsy Foundation in Seattle, said she had put her Volvo up for sale and hopes to be living in Toronto by the summer. She and her Canadian boyfriend, a Web site designer for Canadian nonprofit companies, had been planning to move to New York, but after Nov.2, they decided on Canada instead.

"I'm doing it," she said. "I don't want to participate in what this administration is doing here and around the world. Under Bush, the U.S. seems to be leading the pack as the world spirals down."

Because this is the United States, these folks have the freedom to leave - unlike those in North Korea, Cuba and other loverly lefty places.

Read the entire article. Many of those quoted work for non-profit agencies and are rewarded quite well (see the woman above selling her Volvo) by government largesse to these non-profits. I'm curious if perhaps some of them are more concerned that their gravy train might get cut off?

But mostly, what a bunch of children. They can't always get what they want, so they run away crying.

Now, please remember they are not giving up their citizenship, they will still get their Social Security when it is due them and they can still vote in elections - they just don't want to live among those of us who have a different viewpoint - how's that for inclusiveness?

Posted by Beth at 06:42 AM

February 01, 2005


Uh Oh!


This should be interesting - Acidman is thinking about running for President in 2008. Can you imagine his press conferences?

And I'll bet he would have a lot of women in his cabinet. Probably make old Clinton look like a wallflower.

Posted by Beth at 08:57 PM


This is heartening


Young man seeks out the truth and is strong enough and brave enough to change his mind.

Read the whole post.

Posted by Beth at 06:02 AM

January 16, 2005


Update on post below


Edrienne, who I like quite a bit, seems to think I believe all Democrats to be morons.

No, I don't think all Democrats are morons - but there are so many of them like the incredibly nasty commenters on Zephyr's site, Kos's site and Atrios's site that the normal, sane Democrats are pretty much overshadowed by them. I see no excuse for that kind of vitriol anywhere.

And Zephyr is one of their own - that's how they treat a fellow democrat.

Now, Michelle Malkin is being harrassed by likely the same morons who are harrassing Zephyr.

As for Armstrong Williams - he was fired, as he should be, and I have never said there is any comparison between what Kos did (he partially disclosed his clients) and what Williams did.

However, Kos's claim that he was merely a 'technical consultant' is a little silly. He was still payed by the Dean campaign, so you can't tell me he wouldn't be more likely to lean toward Dr. Dean for $3,000 a month.

Posted by Beth at 09:53 AM

January 15, 2005


Poor little Deaniac Zephyr


Zephyr is the young woman who pointed out that the Dean Campaign was hoping that the payments they made to KOS (Markos Zuniga) would encourage him to write a lot of pro-Dean propaganda on his blog.

Now, all the other Deaniacs have come out from under their rocks to spew indignation and hate in the general direction of young Zephyr. Go read her post here, then scroll down and get a load of the absolutely hateful, spiteful, threatening comments from people who are on the same side of the political spectrum that she is on.

It will take some time - they have a lot of anger (as did Dr. Dean during his scream moment).

Now, after you have read such lovely comments to this young woman - like this one -

I would not walk across the street to piss in your mouth if you were dying of thirst.

Your are the most wretched scum I have ever seen. I remember meeting you in Iowa & thinking that you were not only harsh to look at but so full of yourself that you will probably always be single.

Now I understand what a truly putrid piece of human debris you are. You would probably kill your own pets for $20 or sell out your own mother if it would get you a TV interview.

Your father must be so ashamed. I imagine him sitting outside in his underwear at the trailer park with his head in his hands thinking what a waste of sperm you were. Even now he laments that if only he would have blown his wad into a kleenex, at least he could have been proud of that, far more than the anorexic rat headed beast he has unleashed into the world with a stupid name & hateful countenance.

Oh how your mother must rue the day you slithered out of her rotten womb.

May God mercifully bless them both with Alzheimer's to quell the agony of shame you have wrought upon their lives.

Or the one that simply calls the young woman a dumb bitch

Now, think about all these truly bizarre and horrid comments - all from Democrats. Many from Deaniacs.

Are these the people we want making any kind of decision about how our country should be run?

I was once a Democrat. One of the reasons I quit being a democrat is the blatant hostility and just plain meanness that so many democrats have toward anyone who disagrees with them on anything. Even people on the same side they are on.

Morons.

Morons all.

Posted by Beth at 12:23 PM

January 12, 2005


Why Social Security is in danger


The Left declares there is nothing wrong with Social Security that removing President Bush's tax cuts won't fix.

Their answer to everything is - more taxes, more taxes, damn the 'rich' people.

But let's think about the real reason Social Security is in trouble - we won't have enough working population to support the elderly in coming years because there are too many of us Baby Boomers and not enough young people.

And let's consider a major reason why that is the case.

Abortion on demand. Legal abortion up until the minute before that baby is completely out of the mother's body.

So, in reality, Social Security will be screwed some years down the line because we are aborting our future generations.

In fact, I fully expect the Left to insist that euthanasia be legalized for folks who are too old to be taxed so we are not a burden to society.

Just wait. It will happen. It is happening in Europe now.

The life of an individual human being means nothing to the Left. Nothing.

Hat Tip to Dog Snot Diaries

Posted by Beth at 06:43 AM

January 08, 2005


Opinion Payola


What Armstrong Williams did was very wrong. It was also very wrong for the Education Department to offer him money to promote the No Child Left Behind Act. He is paying for what he did, though - his column has been dropped by his newspaper.

However, the reaction from the Left is a bit on the outrageous side, if you ask me.

Alex Jones, director of Harvard's Shorenstein media center, said he is "disgusted" by what he called "the worst kind of fakery and flackery" on Williams's part. "It's propaganda masquerading as news, paid by government, truly a recipe from hell," he said. "It would make any thinking person hearing any pundit speak want to say, 'Okay, how much did they pay you to say that?' " Jones said the contract also shows that "the Bush administration neither understands nor respects the idea of an independent media."

Independent media? Where was this guy when Dan Rather was cooking up faked documents in an attempt to bring down President Bush? I don't recall anyone from Harvard condemning CBS news about the 'worst kind of fackery and flackery'.

And then, this guy - a black liberal - writes an extremely bigoted post - "Massa, I sure do likes No Child Left Behind " - where he insists that

... this ought to expose the character of the negro conservative. They have no soul and no morals. They can be bought by their white overlords because they apsire to their status, but think themselves unworthy to be treated as the same. Now, I'll freely admit both Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have used their position to gain personally. But this kind of craven greed is a feature of the negro conservative. He shuffles and bucks along for his master, losing his soul and dignity in the process.

Yeah, I guess it's okay for a black guy to make rascists comments about other blacks, or so he claims in his comments. That, of course, is total bullshit. The man has no respect for anyone who has different political beliefs. He is as bigoted as a member of the KKK.

Anyway, LaShawn,Jeff Jarvis and Michelle Malkin all have good commentaries.

Armstrong Williams was wrong, wrong, wrong and the Department of Education (which really ought to be abolished anyway) was completely wrong, and whoever thought up this scheme should be fired and prosecuted!

Posted by Beth at 11:31 AM

November 20, 2004


I've been avoiding politics of late


But I thought I should chime in on Condoleeza Rice's nomination to Secretary of State. I think it's great. She is a strong, brilliant woman. She speaks many languages, she has incredible gravitas. If I had a daughter, I would point to Ms. Rice as a role model.

I am disgusted by the ugly, racist cartoons that leftists have drawn - and the big newspapers have printed.

It's disgusting. It's rascist. It is sexist. There is no excuse for such behaviour.

Posted by Beth at 07:48 AM

November 04, 2004


Now that W has won


Why are all the left-leaning politicos and commentators demanding that President Bush needs to bend to their wishes? Good lord, people, more Americans voted for President Bush than any other American President in history! President Bush reached across to Democrats way too often in his first term, and it did him and the country little good. He even got Ted Kennedy, of all people, involved in writing the No Child Left Behind Act. He has increased social spending way more then I think he should have - all to reach out to the liberals. But you know, all that compromise and reaching out and the Dems still refused to give judicial appointments even a vote. It does not matter how hard President Bush works to make nice nice with liberals, they are not going to like him, mostly because he believes in God, I suppose.

Conservatives have a mandate - look at the make up of Congress now - and it is time to make the Bush tax breaks permanent and redouble our efforts in Iraq.

Europe, too, thinks that disagreements on the War in Iraq and the UN are all President Bush's fault. Balderdash. I have said this many times before, but I'll say it again anyway. The great majority of Americans do not want to be Europeans - we don't want to live in tiny little houses in countries that have rules about what names you can give your children. We don't want to live in a socialist "paradise". I believe that Europeans are very jealous of us, but are too fricking lazy to emulate our so-called 'puritan' work habits to be as prosperous as America. It's time for our troops to come home ... from Europe -let Germany defend itself with its own money. Why on earth do European countries think they have a say in how our government is run anyway? Feh.

As far as the deficit goes - I don't know where people upset about the deficit went to school, but when I took economics 101 I learned that the government should spend lots of money to keep the country from going into a depression in times of crisis (terrorists, war, recession).

I see no need for a President with an actual majority of votes (not a just plurality like Clinton had) to reach across to those who are going to kick him in the ass anyway. The heck with Europe and the far left. They are wrong about the Global War on Terror and they are wrong about the US economy, and I'm not even going to bring morality into the discussion.

Posted by Beth at 06:14 AM

November 03, 2004


Buy a Gun because George won!


I've decided that The Armorer, my beloved, sexy husband, needs a new gun in the collection to celebrate George Bush's election. (I'm pretty sure the President is the winner)

The purchase will have to wait until we are both at home at the same time, though - need to check and see if there are any gun shows coming up!

I think everyone should go out and buy a gun to honor the President's victory!

Posted by Beth at 07:25 AM

November 02, 2004


Well, hmmmm


The Internet is very slow tonight. Funny, that would indicate that people trust the web more then they do Major Mass Media, don't you think?

I have not turned on the TV, but I did listen to the radio when I was driving home earlier.

It's very close, again, dammit! Apparently organizations like moveon.org have managed to scare people with lies about a non-existent draft, etc.

It's too bad there is no truth in labeling laws that apply to groups like that and people like Michael Moore.

Geeze, I can just see Michael Moose Moore being appointed as ambassador to France or something or other if Kerry is elected.

Posted by Beth at 08:12 PM


This Just In!


SarahK was privy to a debate last night - between the heiress and Mrs. Bush. Very exciting stuff!

Posted by Beth at 09:26 AM

November 01, 2004


Tomorrow is the big day


If you have not yet voted, please, think about September 11th, 2001 before you do vote.

Think about the Global War on Terror that we are waging - Iraq is just one front in that war. It took the USA many years to finally fight back against terrorism, and we are succeeding.

George Bush is the Commander in Chief. "The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States." That is the first duty of the President - Commander in Chief.

President Bush is doing an admirable job as Commander in Chief, leading our country in a war against terrorism. We have freed over 50 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq from horrible tyranny with minimum loss of human life.

And we are giving those countries back to the people of those countries - we are not exploiting them for oil, as knuckleheads like Michael Moore insist.

John Kerry cannot begin to fill President Bush's shoes. I fear that a Kerry Presidency would sell the soul of the United States into United Nations slavery.
The man is a menance to freedom loving people. He wants to be president only to assuage his great and awful ego. Ugh.

So, think of these things - these are the important things - and vote for George W. Bush tomorrow.

All of these bloggers support President Bush are are proud of it!

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Posted by Beth at 07:53 PM


Yet another reason to vote for Bush!


From Bloomberg:

U.S. employers probably added 175,000 workers to payrolls in October, the most in five months, while the unemployment rate held at a three-year low of 5.4 percent, the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of economists shows.

Posted by Beth at 06:22 AM

October 28, 2004


Undecided voters


The polls indicate there are still enough undecided voters to make a difference in the election.
Here are the (completely unscientific) Top Ten Reasons why a voter would still be undecided:

1. They want to be sure that they vote for the winner so they are waiting until they hear about the Florida Exit Polls.

2. They want to get as much blog traffic as possible by teasing people into trying to convince them to vote one way or another.

3. They really plan on voting for Ralph Nader, but are too embarrassed to admit it to pollsters.

4. They are not really sure where they are supposed to vote, much less who they should vote for.

5. They are going to vote for Kerry, but are embarrassed to tell the pollster.

6. They are going to write in a vote for themselves, but are embarrassed to tell the pollster.

7. They are probably not going to get around to voting at all, but are embarrassed to tell the pollster.

8. They are simply not going to tell a stranger on the phone diddly squat but are really going to vote for Bush.

9. They are going to vote for the Libertarian candidate, but are too embarrassed to tell the pollster.

10. They are total idiots if they really don't know who the hell they are going to vote for in 5 days and probably should not be voting anyway!!!

Posted by Beth at 07:49 PM

October 27, 2004


Differences


I much prefer to have in office someone like George Bush. He is so human and warm and real and funny.

And there there are the Kerry/Edwards dudes.

UPDATE!:: You must see the synthesis of the two videos at the daily recylcler - oh, what genius some bloggers have!

Posted by Beth at 08:13 PM

October 26, 2004


Why my Vote went to George Bush


1. Security.

2. Because I don't want our National Security Dependant upon the good will of the United Nations - an organization made up of mostly tyrants.

3. Because I work hard for my money and I want to keep the tax cuts that President Bush made possible.

4. Because I'm a veteran and my husband is a disabled veteran and that man who opposes the President has already hurt POWs - God only knows how much he will hurt today's military men and women.

5. Because President Bush understands core American values - life is a precious gift - one which should not be taken easily.

6. Because President Bush is not going to tax my guns. John Kerry will do everything in his power to tax my guns. If he can, he will take my guns.

7. Because I am better off now then I was 4 years ago. My own salary has increased by $22,000 since President Bush was elected.

8. Because President Bush supports the troops and will never establish a draft.

9. Because First Lady, Laura Bush, is indeed a lady, who I greatly admire for her strong beliefs.

10. Because even though President Bush is a Christian, he does not wear his Christianity on his sleeve as a reason for all he does as President Carter did his.

11. Because George Bush speaks just like most of us.

12. Because John Kerry is from the Northeast and thinks he is better than all of us and seems to think he needs to speak slowly enough so we can all understand what he is saying.

13. Because Teresa Kerry is a shallow, rude, bitch born and raised in another country as a rich bitch and has never done a lick of real work in her life.

14. Because the Bush twins are normal girls - I did the same things they did when I was in college, they are cute, they are funny, they are just a couple of years older than Andy and August, yet the press has gone after Jenna and Barbara's butts for the last few years - but these girls still do what they can for their dad. Oh, and I have eaten at Chuy's before - not impressed at all. Service sucked!

15. Because Main Stream Media hate the Bush Presidency, I love it.

16. Because President Bush is making schools responsible for their funding - No Child Left Behind is a great start to making all the public schools worthy of all the dollars they get - all children, no matter what their background, deserve the very best education this incredibly rich and wonderful country can give them.

17. Because President Bush will continue to stand with Israel. Gee, maybe that should really be #2.

18. Because President Bush has actually worked on his ranch, and can chop wood and hack through weeds.

19. Because John Kerry speaks to us all as if we were idiots, and he is the only person on earth who knows English. The fuckhead!

20. Because I can't imagine spending the next four years having to listen to John f'n Kerry drone on and on about whatever. The man has about the most annoying speaking voice of any politician. I so wish the Dems had had enough brains to nominate Lieberman - but I suspect that all the anti-Semitic Dems like Michael Moore were responsible for his defeat.

Posted by Beth at 08:06 PM

October 23, 2004


Another Must See


John Kerry's actions and lies are not forgotten by Vietnam Veterans or their children. This is well worth the time.

After you see the video, go to Small Town Veteran and read the entire post.

Posted by Beth at 09:16 AM


Stolen Honor


Dean Esmay has links where you can see Stolen Honor.


Posted by Beth at 09:06 AM

October 21, 2004


Wictory Wednesday a day late!


I just got back from voting. For the first time in my life, I voted a straight Republican ticket. Normally, I go for a Libertarian here or there, but not this year. Our security is just too important. Our troops are just too important.

All the bloggers listed below are also going to vote for President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 10:46 AM


This country needs a Voter ID Card


I'm frightened by all the talk of vote fraud. It seems to be here, there and everywhere.

Voter fraud undermines our free society and makes the votes of real live people less valuable than they would otherwise be.

There are several things that Congress needs to do to change this mess. It may require a Constitutional Ammendment, but keeping voting fair is worth it!

First, when someone registers to vote, they must show positive identification proving that they are a US citizen.

Second, a Voter Registration ID card will be issued to everyone who is registered - because it is an ID card, a photo of the voter will be on it. And, of course there is no cost to getting the ID Card. (thanks for that, Marybeth!)

Third, when a voter moves and registers in a new place, the old voter registration ID will be returned to the county of origin (so that voter can be taken off the polls).

And last, only volunteers or county officials can register voters - this foolishness about one party or another paying people per voter registered has got to stop. Anytime you bring money into the picture, there will be people who cheat.

Yes, I know that the ACLU doesn't think it is fair to ask for Identification when voting, but we have to show ID for almost everything else we do - why not for the most important act we as citizens perform?

Posted by Beth at 07:05 AM

October 20, 2004


Do it


Vote for George Bush.

We can vote early here in Kansas. I'll probably go in and vote tomorrow morning. It is very important to vote even if you are in a state that is not a battleground state. I want very much for George Bush to win not only the electoral college, but to get a definite majority of the votes so he will have a mandate to fight the war on terror.

Posted by Beth at 07:08 AM

October 14, 2004


Bill Whittle has a post up


Go Read!
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Posted by Beth at 01:27 PM


Debate


DaGoddess has good notes on the debate.

John and I did not watch the debate because those things tend to make our blood pressure rise. Actually, watching Kerry try to look presidential makes my blood pressure rise.

Posted by Beth at 06:25 AM

October 13, 2004


Wictory Wednesday


For me the entire election is about the Global War on Terror. President Bush is the only man running who will continue this fight, no matter what.

It should be obvious to thinking people that Wahabists' intentions of taking over the world and making us all Moslem living under Sharia is a bad thing. President Bush recognizes this.

Yes, war is a hard choice - but there are things worth fighting for, and independence and freedom from terror are most definitely worth fighting for.

So, please, register to vote, donate your time to President Bush's campaign, and when you go to vote, please vote for President Bush.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 10:48 AM


Voter Fraud


I do not understand why people object to showing some form of identification to election officials when voting. Every state issues official state identification cards as well as drivers licenses, but Democrats still insist that it is not fair to minorities to ask for identification.

That's ridiculous. This is a nation of millions and millions of people. There must be a way to verify who is voting and to verify that each person only votes one time. As it stands right now, anyone could go to my polling place, say they are me, and vote. No questions asked.

There should also be a national voter registration clearing house - making sure that everyone is registered only once - where they live.

Why don't politicians do this? Could it be they all depend on fraudulent votes to guarantee their elections and reelections?

It is something to think about.

Posted by Beth at 07:16 AM

October 09, 2004


Why I will not vote for Kerry


Bush is not my perfect candidate, but Kerry is even less perfect.
I will not vote for him for the following reasons:

The Statistics quoted below come from Project Vote Smart.

1. He has consistently voted for Gun Control laws -


2003 On the votes that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence considered to be the most important as of 2003, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time. These scores are cumulative for each representative's time in their current office. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence considered votes from 1988-2003 in the House and 1991-2003 in the Senate when determining these scores.

2003 Based on the results of a questionnaire the Gun Owners of America assigned Senator Kerry a 10

2002 On the votes that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence considered to be the most important as of 2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time. These scores are cumulative for each representative's time in their current office. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence considered votes from 1988-2002 in the House and 1991-2002 in the Senate when determining these scores.

2002 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all Congressional candidates in 2002, the National Rifle Association assigned Senator Kerry a grade of F (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2001-2002 Based on the results of a questionnaire the Gun Owners of America assigned Senator Kerry a grade of F (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F-).

1999-2000 On the votes that the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence considered to be the most important in 1999-2000 , Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1999-2000 Based on the results of a questionnaire the Gun Owners of America assigned Senator Kerry a grade of F- (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F-).

2. John Kerry has voted consistently against business:

2003 On the votes that the National Retail Federation considered to be the most important in 2003, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2003 On the votes that the Associated Builders & Contractors considered to be the most important in 2003, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2003 On the votes that the Business-Industry Political Action Committee considered to be the most important in 2003, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2003 On the votes that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce considered to be the most important in 2003, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2003 On the votes that the National Federation of Independent Business considered to be the most important in 2003, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2002 On the votes that the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association considered to be the most important in 2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 41 percent of the time.

2002 On the votes that the American Coalition for Ethanol considered to be the most important in 2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

2002 On the votes that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce considered to be the most important in 2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 55 percent of the time.

2001-2002 On the votes that the Associated Builders & Contractors considered to be the most important in 2001-2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 12 percent of the time.

2001-2002 On the votes that the National Federation of Independent Business considered to be the most important in 2001-2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 25 percent of the time.

2001-2002 On the votes that the Small Business Survival Committee considered to be the most important in 2001-2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 7 percent of the time.

2001-2002 On the votes that the Business-Industry Political Action Committee considered to be the most important in 2001-2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 5 percent of the time.

2001-2002 On the votes that the National Association of Manufacturers considered to be the most important in 2001-2002, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 7 percent of the time.

2001 On the votes that the National Federation of Independent Business considered to be the most important in 2001, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 17 percent of the time.

2001 On the votes that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce considered to be the most important in 2001, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 38 percent of the time.

2001 On the votes that the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association considered to be the most important in 2001, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 50 percent of the time.

2001 On the votes that the Small Business Survival Committee considered to be the most important in 2001, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2000 On the votes that the Business-Industry Political Action Committee considered to be the most important in 2000, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 7 percent of the time.

2000 On the votes that the Small Business Survival Committee considered to be the most important in 2000, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2000 On the votes that the Consumer Federation of America considered to be the most important in 2000, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 100 percent of the time.

2000 On the votes that the Associated Builders & Contractors considered to be the most important in 2000, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

2000 On the votes that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce considered to be the most important in 2000, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 53 percent of the time.

1999-2000 On the votes that the National Federation of Independent Business considered to be the most important in 1999-2000, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 16 percent of the time.

1999 On the votes that the Associated Builders & Contractors considered to be the most important in 1999, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.

1999 On the votes that the Consumer Federation of America considered to be the most important in 1999, Senator Kerry voted their preferred position 75 percent of the time.

Interestingly, Kerry has become more and more anti-growth, anti-business every year. He squawks about the economy, and says he has a plan to make it better - but I don't see how someone with Kerry's voting record can possibly have any idea how to improve any economy. Business needs support from the government to compete in a global economy.

3. Kerry has voted with the National Education Association 100% of the time. Yup, the teachers' union that is against private schools, home schools, charter schools, and parochial schools gets all of John's support. The union that does not want teachers to be tested for competency, the union that wants to do everything possible to keep parents out of the education of their children has John Kerry's 100% backing.

The list goes on and on and on. Basically, John Kerry pretty much stands against everything I stand for when it comes to the Bill of Rights, Commerce, the Global War on Terror and more.

He has not presented a plan for anything with specifics.

Let's face it - the only real platform that Kerry is running on is that he is *not* President Bush.

Posted by Beth at 01:03 PM

October 08, 2004


Bumper Sticker Madness


There have been a lot of reports of people keying cars that displayed Bush bumper stickers. So far, our new car has not been keyed, but I am proudly displaying my Bush bumper sticker on it.

I did however, have an incident because of it. Several weeks ago, as I was driving in to work, a car that was behind me zoomed around me, pulled in front of me and slammed on their brakes while flipping me off. There were Union and Kerry bumper stickers on that car. I passed that car, and the woman driving was obviously yelling at me about something as I passed her, and I figured she was just some kind of idiot, but in retrospect, I guess she was pissed off that I had a Bush bumper sticker.

So I guess that I have also been a victim of Bumper Sticker Madness.

Posted by Beth at 05:34 AM

October 07, 2004


Bill Whittle


Bill Whittle has a new essay up. It's been a long wait, but most definitely worth the time to read it.

Posted by Beth at 05:43 AM

October 05, 2004


Quick Observation


Here in Lancaster, PA, Kerry is deluging TV with ads. If he does win, the Saudis will no longer even pretend to be our friends, and I think our oil problems will be very difficult - he has one ad running over and over and over where he says he will not be nice to the Saudis anymore.

Kerry - if you want to throw this country into an energy crisis, keep it up.

I don't like the Saudis either, but I would not say so like that unless I had a plan to get enough oil to keep the country running - and as we all know, Kerry's plans are all 'secret'.

Ha.

Posted by Beth at 05:22 AM

October 04, 2004


Southwest Airlines


I have flown Southwest Airlines for a long time, and I fly them a lot. The customer service has always been above and beyond, as far as I am concerned.
But yesterday, a man working at the ticket counter angrily told me that he didn't like the TSA and that the only way to get rid of them is to vote out the President and vote for Kerry. He also said that Bush is personally responsible for any goof ups the TSA commits. Personally.

Now, think for a minute, folks. This man said this to me as he held my military identification in his hand. Either he just wanted to irritate me or he is an idiot if he thinks people with a military connection want John F. Kerry to be the Commander in Chief.

Anyway, this was inappropriate behavior on the ticket agent's part, and I told him so. I also talked to a flight attendant as soon as I got on board the plane, and he made a call to the man's manager. Apparently, this is not the first time this guy has put his foot in his mouth and pissed off a passenger, so I don't know what happens to him, but you can be sure, if he is written up or fired for being such a jerk, he'll blame it on the President.

I am still writting Southwest an official letter complaining about this incident. This has nothing to do with free speech and everything to do with the fact that I do have a choice when I fly, and if I have Southwest employees telling me how to vote, I'll choose to fly on a different airline.

Political discussions are inappropriate when you are doing business with someone. I do not discuss my political preferences with clients, and if they want to bring that kind of thing up, no matter which side they are talking about, I tell them that I'm sorry, but I do not discuss politics while working.

Posted by Beth at 04:31 AM

October 03, 2004


Boy am I pissed!


When I checked my suitcase at the Southwest Counter this morning, the Guy who checked it decided that he should let everyone know that he hates the TSA and to vote against George Bush because of it - that Kerry will take care of everything.

I told the man that I didn't think it was an appropriate discussion for him to have with customers.

I'll let you know more later.

Posted by Beth at 08:46 AM

October 01, 2004


"Global Test??!!"


Anyone else bothered by Kerry's use of the term 'global test' and how Bush doesn't pass it?


Update: Dean Esmay, Jeff and Cox and Forkum are bothered, seems like no one else even heard Kerry utter the words.

Updated Update: Lashawn Barber was also disturbed by Kerry's use of the word 'global' and how he used it.

Yet another Update: I missed Hugh Hewitt - I agree with him completely on the whole Global Test thing.
I'm frankly suprised that Kerry has not figured out that the vast majority of Americans do not want the UN to run our foreign policy.

Posted by Beth at 06:25 AM

September 30, 2004


Kerry is a jerk


Well, apparently, they got enough pancake makeup on him to hide the bright orange.
But he is still being a fricking jerk - he keeps saying that Iraq is not a focus of the war on terror. He is bitching about Afghanistan and how come we have not found Bin Laden.

Bush has his facts down. He repeats Kerry's statements of last year that the world is better off without Saddam. Bush says that we can go after both Bin Laden and Saddam at the same time.

Oh my - Kerry thinks he has more credibility than Bush!

Bwaa haaa ha

Posted by Beth at 08:16 PM

September 29, 2004


Riddle of the Day


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How can someone who claims to be Catholic be an Orangeman?

Posted by Beth at 06:53 AM

September 22, 2004


Democratic Underground Funny of the Day


Somedays, when my blood pressure is down, and I'm in a daring mood, I go to the DU Forums to see what the leftist side of the world is thinking.

Well, at least one Democrat is dismayed and upset because he or she has a friend in Mensa who is *still* going to vote for Bush.

Go, read the replies. They are pretty silly folks there, don't ya think?

Posted by Beth at 07:39 AM


It's Wictory Wednesday!!!!


President Bush is polling better than Kerry in some surprising states - Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and even Oregon. But we cannot become complacent.

For me the entire election is about the Global War on Terror. President Bush is the only man running who will continue this fight, no matter what.

It should be obvious to thinking people that Wahabists' intentions of taking over the world and making us all Moslem living under Sharia is a bad thing. President Bush recognizes this.

Yes, war is a hard choice - but there are things worth fighting for, and independence and freedom from terror are most definitely worth fighting for.

So, please, register to vote, donate your time to President Bush's campaign, and when you go to vote, please vote for President Bush.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 07:31 AM

September 20, 2004


NATO


Gregory Djerejian of the Belgravia Dispatch has an extremely well-written, thoughtful piece on NATO and where it might be headed.

Definitely worth the read.

Posted by Beth at 05:57 AM

September 19, 2004


The Kerry Campaign's Stunning Arrogance


Seems that they sent John Kerry's sister, Diana, to Australia.

Since Australians don't vote in American elections, one wonders why she went there. Apparently, she went there to tell them that they are endangering their safety by being allies of the USA.

Read it all at Captain's Quarters.. I was not originally going to post anything about this, but since I have to go through a registration process to post on the Captain's Quarters blog, it was easier just to blog about it here and link to him.

Posted by Beth at 11:59 AM

September 16, 2004


Wanna be Royalty?


Teresa Heinz Kerry says, ".. let them go naked."

Marie Antoinette said, "let them eat cake."

I think that I would prefer to have Marie Antoinette as my 'first lady' over Teresa - who would have the rabble undressed.


bitch.

Posted by Beth at 08:45 PM

September 15, 2004


Kerry wants to be "CEO"


John Kerry has a column in the Wall Street Journal editorial page today. You can read it in the WSJ.COM Opinion Journal.
First of all, whoever wrote this for him should be fired. It is clichéd from the title to the last sentence. The title is, "My Economic Policy - A new CEO in Washington would be good for American business."
I'm sorry, but that sounds so much like a subject that my high school English Composition teacher gave us all to write about.

But that's just a petty objection - so the smart guy from Yale is a poor writer, or hires poor writers - so what.

75% of his article is just plain old Bush bashing. That turns me off immediately. He doesn't even mention the effect that the September 11th terrorist attacks had on our economy - he blames everything bad on Bush. But, that is to be expected from the people who have taken over the Democrat Party these days - anyone with a modicum of common sense has been stomped on by the Moore and Gore types.

What concerns me is this - he talks about closing 'tax loopholes' that are supposedly encouraging companies to create jobs overseas and then giving corporations a 5% tax cut.

I am not trying to stop all outsourcing, but as president, I will end every single incentive that encourages companies to outsource. Today, taxpayers spend $12 billion a year to subsidize the export of jobs

Details, Kerry, I want details - what, exactly, are these loopholes? Why is it so bad for American corporations to have overseas subsidiaries? The company I work for hires people in those countries where we have a presence rather than shipping Americans overseas - is Kerry going to tax them for doing that? Because in many cases, they have no choice - the cost of doing business in some countries is hiring people in that country.

He goes on a bit later:

My plan would take the entire $12 billion we save from closing these loopholes each year and use it to cut corporate tax rates by 5%. This will provide a tax cut for 99% of taxpaying corporations.

First of all, this leads me to ask just how many non-taxpaying corporations there are in this country - are they non-taxpaying because they are losing money, or because there are other tax loopholes that Mr. Kerry is not going to close? And more importantly, what about small businesses - they do business in other countries, too - are they going to be punished if they hire a Mexican trucker to haul merchandise to the United States?

Kerry also said this:

Yet what President Bush cannot explain is how the last 11 presidents before him--Democrats and Republicans--faced wars, recessions and international crises, and yet only he has presided over lost jobs, declining real exports, and the swing from a $5.6 trillion surplus to trillions of dollars of deficits.

On the face of it, you might think, wow, even World War II didn't make the economy that bad - but guess what - count back 11 presidents and you get to Harry Truman. Roosevelt is not even in the picture. And, Mr. Kerry - we are in World War III, whether you realize it or not.

Deficits are necessary during war - and to help an economy out of a recession. Bush's tax cuts kept us from going into a much deeper recession. No doubt about it.

And by using dollar figures rather than percentage of the GDP when talking about the deficit, Kerry disguises the fact that the deficit is only 4.2% of the GDP today - it was 6% in 1983. And in 1983, we were not in any wars, so Kerry's statement is misleading if not false.

I have to get ready for work - but in the interest of full disclosure, I am blogging nekkid in our third bedroom office - no pajamas here.


Posted by Beth at 06:31 AM

September 11, 2004


Memos Shmemos


Dan Rather has become unhinged, and with him, all of CBS News. They ought to register as a 527 organization with the Federal Election Commission.

For a good roundup of Dan's latest excuses, read
The Swiss Cheese Strategy. CBS's Defense is Full of Holes.

In the interest of full disclosure, I was in the Army Reserve in the 70's. Originally, I did my weekends at the Richards Gebauer Air Force Base hopital doing intake interviews for patience needing mental health services.

The hospital was closed down, and the reserve unit had nothing for me to do, so I would go and help the warrant officer type out notices to people who had missed their weekend obligation (which was extremely common - extremely common!).

In 1978, we used manual typewriters. There was not an electric typewriter anywhere around. And I seriously doubt that a National Guard Unit would have had an electric typewriter back in 1971 - the military just doesn't spend money that way.

Posted by Beth at 07:59 AM

September 05, 2004


Left Leaning Loonies


Kevin Aylward of Wizbang found this lovely little tidbit in the Washington Post:
(any emphasis is mine)

Former senator John Glenn (D-Ohio) took the defense a step further by comparing the Republicans' misleading statements to those of Nazi Germany. "You've just got to separate out fact from fiction. . . . Too often, too often, in this country, if you hear something repeated, it's the old Hitler business -- if you hear something repeated, repeated, repeated, repeated, you start to believe it," he said.

What's wrong with that paragraph?

Well, first off, the Washington Post assumes that Republican statements are misleading. But that doesn't surprise me.

What surprises me is that for a year the loony left has been repeating over and over and over again "Bush Lied" - and now they actually believe it. I have not heard any conservative comparing Kerry to Hitler because he repeats over and over the whole "Bush Lied" hooey.

I find the comparison reprehensible. Especially coming from John Glenn. It's what I expect to hear from Ted Kennedy (who, as we all know, is known for his extreme truthfulness), Howard Dean and Al Gore.

They have all become incredibly dishonorable during this campaign. It's sad that the Democrat Party has come to this sad, wretched state.

Perhaps if they were more interested in what's good for the country and less interested in themselves, they would come up with decent people as candidates.

Posted by Beth at 07:56 AM

August 30, 2004


Campaign Truth


N.Z. Bear has launched a huge project, Campaign Truth, and he needs your help with content.

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Hat Tip to Dean Esmay.

Posted by Beth at 05:33 AM

August 29, 2004


Why I won't vote for Kerry


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This picture is from HundredPercenter - along with many other good pictures of today's goings on in NYC.

Update: The Flea tells me that is a Protest Warrior poster. Damn, I'm a member of Protest Warrior.com - the only member in Leavenworth, Kansas - and nobody told me. Boy, am I ever out of the loop!

They had me fooled! I still won't vote for Kerry though!!

Posted by Beth at 09:39 PM

August 26, 2004


Bob Dole


I'm proud (as a Kansan) of Bob Dole for speaking out about John Kerry and the 527 organizations who are doing all of Kerry's dirty work.

I met Bob Dole years ago when I was a clerk at a fancy store (Halls Plaza) in Kansas City. He would come in to shop there from time to time and was always very nice, though very political - always had that pen in his right hand, too. Back then, I was a Democrat, and I found it hard to reconcile the fact that this Republican was really a very nice man. I was sure that all Republicans had to be the debil!

I heard Bob Dole on Sean Hannity's radio show on Monday and they discussed the phone call that John Kerry made to him. If Kerry had half a brain, he would pay attention to what Senator Dole told him and start talking about what he would do as president, not what he pretends he did back in Vietnam.

I like Bob Dole.

Posted by Beth at 06:32 AM

August 25, 2004


Wictory Wednesday


It's Wictory Wednesday again. This is the last week (stupidly) that you can donate money to President Bush's Campaign. You can always donate your time, though!

The more I learn about President Bush, the more I admire and respect the man.
Actually, I wish he would play half as dirty as Kerry and his kamp play - because I want President Bush to continue to be the President for another four years - so he can continue the War against Terrorism.

President Bush is the only man running for President who has the fortitude to do the right thing. Kerry would end up damning our soldiers and airmen and sailors and marines just like he did in 1971.

So, be damn sure you are registered to vote, and be sure to vote - if you will be traveling - call your local election board or go here to see what needs to be done to get an absentee ballot - this is really important stuff, folks. Don't let yourselves down by forgetting to complete these important, very important tasks of citizenship.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 06:19 PM


Just Amazing


Some journalists are asking if the Swift Boat Story has gone on too long. (Thanks, Allah!) There are complaints that Kerry is less accessible to reporters since the story came out of the internet and onto tv. He doesn't come to the back of the plane as often.
Mind you, the 'story' about George Bush being AWOL from the National Guard has gone on for what - a year? And the President has released all of his military records, unlike John F'n Kerry.
I am especially perturbed by some bloggers, who apparently feel that this story has gone on too long, also. (One of them is even shutting down her blog for awhile, maybe forever, which is okay with me, she is right, it probably is time. )

Yes, what Kerry did during the Vietnam War (both in the Navy and after he got out) happened over 3 decades ago. What he did, and his refusal to apologize for what he did speaks volumes about the man's character, or lack thereof. Those of you who are perhaps 10 or 20 years younger than I am do not have a clue as to the impact of Kerry's words when he testified before Congress back in 1971. So perhaps that is why you are bored with it all. But I remember how he harmed all veterans of all wars by his words. And the thought that such a man could be President - that he is the best the Democrats could come up with, is abhorent to many, many veterans.

President Bush has never, ever disparaged Kerry's service to the country. In fact, he has done the opposite. Yet Kerry and his Kamp have gone on and on and on about President Bush's National Guard service. One of his minions, Mary Anne Marsh, even went so far as to exclaim, "George Bush betrayed America by not serving in Vietnam". I'll let you read my better half's viewpoint on that one.

So, reporters and bloggers who are sick of Vietnam, think again before you think the Swift Vet Boats story has gone on too long.

The American public disagrees with you. This is important stuff. And it's not Bush who is 'bringing it on', Veterans are bringing it on - it's what Kerry wanted, after all!

Posted by Beth at 05:44 AM

August 23, 2004


Janet Jackson is delusional!


From DRUDGE REPORT®

Janet Jackson now claims that her "Nipplegate" Super Bowl incident was used by the Bush administration to distract people from the war in Iraq!

She wishes anyone cared that much about her - the no talent bimbo!


Posted by Beth at 07:06 AM

August 22, 2004


Alice Cooper is my Rock and Roll Hero


Alice is no longer 18, but he sure knows what is right!
Alice slams anti-Bush rockers

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

Via The Corner

Posted by Beth at 03:48 PM


Big Bad John


This is on Dog Snot Diaries - thanks for sharing, Gordon!


BIG BAD JOHN (KERRY) - Author Unknown. To the tune of the Country ballad - Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean.

Every mornin' on the Hill you could see him arrive
Standing six-foot-four, weighing one-twenty-five
Kinda' scrawny at the shoulders and lacking a spine
And when he spoke at all, it was mainly to whine.
(Big John, Big John) Big Bad John.

Nobody seems to know what's in John's soul
His 'beliefs' are based on the latest poll
Though he'll say what it takes to get your votes
It's the leftist agenda that he really promotes
Big John.

Some one said he came from Boston town
Where he joined the Navy and gained renown
'Earning' three purple hearts and one bronze star
The home folks said, "This boy will go far"
(Big John, Big John) Big Bad John (Big John)

Then came a day back in '71
When he renounced all the medals that he had won
Then turned against his country and his Navy friends
And sold them out for his own selfish ends
(Big John)

He appeared before Congress and on left-wing talk shows
Giving aid and comfort to America's foes
It was clear to see whose side he was on
Some say he helped cause the fall of Saigon
Big John (Big John, Big John) Big Bad John (Big John).

Posted by Beth at 07:48 AM

August 21, 2004


Kerry is proving that he is not a leader


No matter how you may feel about the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth ads, Kerry's reaction to them proves that is not capable of leading this country.

1. He does not respond to the accusations in the ads - he simply attacks the Veterans as liars.

2. He could clear all this up by signing the form 180 to release all of his military records.

3. His accusations of the Bush Administration being behind the Swift Boat Veterans sound oh too Nixon-like. His 'camp', as the media describes his followers, are using the 6 Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon ploy to prove that there is a connection to Bush. Balderdash. These are some of the evil things that President Nixon's CREEP did way back when:

Following members of Democratic candidates' families and assembling dossiers on their personal lives; forging letters and distributing them under the candidates' letterheads; leaking false and manufactured items to the press; throwing campaign schedules into disarray; seizing confidential campaign files; and investigating the lives of dozens of Democratic campaign workers

Replace the words Democratic candidates with Swift Boat Veterans and you will understand exactly what I am saying.

4. He is protesting too much - therefore, most of us think he is, indeed, hiding the truth.

5. He can't handle pressure. He is as over the edge as Dean, Gore and the other miserable candidates that the Democrats came up with this year.

6. I have serious concerns about his ability to uphold the Constitution. This guy doesn't like dissent (Swift Boat Veterans for Freedom), so he threatens lawsuits, etc. His extremely thin skin makes him vulnerable to threats from other countries. How much of our freedom will this man give away just so no one talks mean about him? If he has power, what will he do when someone writes a book about him that he doesn't like? Will he sue? Will he call the publisher up and say "pull that book"?

7. His voting record - when he actually does make it into Congress to vote, he flip flops from one week to the next - I voted for this bill before I voted against it - wtf is that supposed to mean? Does this guy have no ideas of his own?

8. His *Secret Plan* to get out of Iraq - how Nixonian can one be, folks?

9. He hints that he has spoken to foreign leaders who have made him promises - now this scares me - it seems to be dangerous for a senator to go making agreements with foreign countries on his own - with promises of what in return if he becomes president??? I guess, if he wins, we will find out.

10. I don't think Kerry has a balanced personality. Narcissistic Personality Disorder comes to mind. Look it up - no, I have looked it up for you, I defy you to say this does not fit this man who would be President - my thoughts are in italics:


Diagnostic Criteria
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

Kerry thinks he was an exemplary Naval Officer. Kerry also thinks that experience as Lietenant, Junior Grade qualifies him as Commander in Chief.

2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love.

Kerry has planned to be POTUS since his teenage years. Kerry brought a movie camera with him to Vietnam so he could have others film his 'brave actions' (they were re-enacted) for future reference.

3. Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
requires excessive admiration.

Kerry's comments to people in airports as he pushes past them in lines - Do you know who I am?

4. Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations.

His reaction to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - he can't handle anyone disagreeing with *his* facts. Oh, I almost forget - he doesn't fall down when skiing or snowboarding - somebody else musta pushed him!

5. Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends.

Married Teresa

6. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others.

Doesn't understand why we don't like to be taxed - of course he is so rich, our little salaries are meaningless to him.

7. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

This is such a d'uh statement in describing John Kerry that I have nothing to add.


And someone with this very nasty personality disorder only needs to meet five of the criteria. Ha!

Posted by Beth at 08:09 AM

August 19, 2004


Ted Rall properly put in his place


Michele fisks Ted Rall's latest whacko diatribe in her Bitchslap Ted Rall Day: Protest Edition.

I'm very happy she puts him in his place, as his words are seared -- seared in me.

Posted by Beth at 07:56 AM


Wictory Wednesday a day late


Let's fight back against the Kerry money machine funded by George Soros. George Bush is my candidate, and he ought to be yours, too.

Donate your time or money to help reelect President Bush.

I support George Bush. I will vote for him in the coming election. Even though I am an independant voter and was once a Democrat, the Republican Party (despite their undeniable faults) is the best choice. George Bush is the only leader running for election. We need a leader during time of war. Not just the war in Iraq, but the global war on terror that we are just starting.

If John Kerry is elected, we will lose the War on Terror. In fact, if he has his way, we will be subjugated to so-called "International Law" and our Constitution will be secondary.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 06:00 AM

August 16, 2004


Swift Boat Veterans


Wow, some people are all worked up about the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Democrats claim that they are a nothing but a Republican hit squad.
Some Democrats seem to think that really rich Republicans are giving the Swifties big bucks for more advertisments that will hurt poor Kerry.

If that was true, don't you think that they would have generated more than $400,000 in donations from all those rich Republicans?

Instead, this is turning into a grass roots thing - $400,000 of new donations from 8,000 people.

That averages out to $50 a donation. (The amount I donated, by the way)

Roy F. Hoffman, a retired admiral and chairman of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, said the first TV ad, which ran for one week in Ohio, Wisconsin and West Virginia at a cost of $550,000, got so much national news attention that it generated an additional $400,000 from 8,000 donors around the country. "We are putting together the second ad," said Hoffman, 78, of Richmond, Va. As a Navy captain in 1968 and 1969, Hoffman commanded a unit of 1,650 sailors that included Kerry as a lieutenant. Hoffman said the unit, known as Task Force 115, included about 16 swift boats and their crews, which patrolled the delta looking for Viet Cong and other enemy fighters.

If you would like to donate money to help the Swift Boat Vets get out the truth because Big Media will not, click here.

Posted by Beth at 06:12 AM

August 15, 2004


Kerry can't get his story straight


Captain's Quarters has an excellent time line of Kerry's time in Vietname from January through March 1969.

This timeline made clear that the Kerry camp has said all sorts of things to make it look like Kerry did a lot more than he did - and I mean a lot - go read the post, it is well worth it.

Captain Ed states (and I wholeheartedly agree)

In order to clear this up, both Kerry and Alston need to release all of their military records for review. Because the way it looks right now, Kerry and his campaign have perpetrated a fraud in order to bolster the credentials from the only executive role he has ever had, and the central qualification he's put forward for his candidacy.

And as a note, the Kansas City Star is finally covering this story. The KC Star has become a very left of center newspaper (when it was once quite moderate, reflecting the metro area). I was really pleased to learn that the Star is finally doing the right thing and reporting the news.



Posted by Beth at 06:57 AM

August 14, 2004


Frightening


Baldilocks has learned that Kerry is so concerned about his fellow citizens, that:

As Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, John Kerry authored an executive order that specifically made no provision for the civil defense of the citizens of his state.

And he did this because nuclear weapons are bad.

Posted by Beth at 07:09 AM


Best Political Sign of the Week


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Picture is from Yahoo News.

Thank you, Oh Allah, for pointing this one out!

Posted by Beth at 06:51 AM

August 13, 2004


Kerry's Complete Military Records should be opened


The way I see it, that is the only way anyone will know how many lies or truths Kerry is telling about his Vietnam experience.

He keeps changing his story. The true story is somewhere.

Why isn't some media outlet suing to have the records open? It's common practice for them to do this to Republicans.

Of course, if Kerry had an ounce of honesty, he would give permission for the records to be made public.

If Kerry really is this confused about when he was in Cambodia - can't differentiate Christmas from January/February - perhaps he should be examined to be sure that he does not have a problem with his mental faculties.

Do we want really want a president who doesn't know where he has been?

Of course, we know that Kerry has no idea where he is going either - as everything changes from one day to the next.

Do we really want a president who is possibly making up stories so he looks good?

And I'd really love to see his OERs.

John Kerry is just plain creepy. He can't decide what he believes in until he sees the polls - then he changes his beliefs to fit what he thinks people want.

What we want, and need, is a president who knows what he believes. Like President Bush.

Posted by Beth at 10:33 AM

August 12, 2004


The fact that he is gay is not important


What is most important is that this man, Governor McGreevey, has ruined the lives of his wife and his children by lying to them for years. I would be devastated if my husband decided he was gay - and then announced it the world.

Posted by Beth at 09:53 PM


Oh, man!


mlah: We've Been Duped!

Seperated at birth?

Posted by Beth at 09:26 PM

August 11, 2004


Economics 101


I have heard a lot of people across all of the political spectrum complain about our current budget deficits.

People - we are at war. Wartime is one of those times when we should be running deficits - so we can protect ourselves properly - so we can win the war.

Did you all not learn that in Economics 101?

Posted by Beth at 10:27 PM

August 09, 2004


Is this really a publicity source that Springsteen wants to be associated with?


The Muslim American Society is gushing about the Sprinsteen anti-Bush bs.

Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks and a score of other top-name musical acts have joined forces for a series of nationwide shows to help oust President George W. Bush from the White House. The week-long set of concert dates - 34 shows in 28 cities - beginning October 1, targets key battleground states which are expected to go to the wire on Election Day, November 2, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Posted by Beth at 03:59 PM


Mrs. Heinz-Kerry


You know, Teresa Heinz-Kerry is really behaving quite differently from any other presidential candidate spouse that I can remember.

She has absolutely no class. She has told a reporter to 'shove it' (can you imagine *any* former first lady saying something like that during her husband's campaign?)

She has yelled at President Bush's supporters that they want "Four more years of Hell!"

And now, she is complaining that Bush Supporters in Sedalia, Missouri are not being nice to the Kerry Campaign and claims that Democrats would be nice to Laura Bush.

would like to say to all of you that if Laura Bush was here I'd say 'hello' politely to her and I'd expect all Democrats to do that too. This is a free country and in a free Democratic country we have our opinions but we respect other people's place. So enjoy your democracy, enjoy your democracy.

And wtf does she mean by 'enjoy your democracy?" What a strange way to speak.

Well, Mrs. Kerry-Heinz, Laura Bush would never tell anyone to shove it. She would never scream "Four more years of Hell" about a political opponent's term of office.

Do read the whole article on CNN, and also note how Little John (Edwards) says that Democrats would never shout down an opponent. And he most condescendingly instructed protesters to use "Good Missouri manners".

Apparently the Eastern Johns think that those of us in the middle of the country are stupid rubes who don't read, don't listen to the radio and don't watch TV - otherwise why would we believe that Democrats don't shout down opponents?

Arrogant, arrogant, arrogant - this is what we are going to get for 4 years if the Kerry/Edwards bathroom fixtures are elected.

Posted by Beth at 06:40 AM

August 08, 2004


Prediction ...


The Truth Laid Bear does not speak very often. But he speaks now.

The biggest problem for Kerry is that the Swifties' attacks confirm what we really want to believe about him anyway. He's been so damned annoying about his Vietnam record that we secretly want to think the worst of him, and now the Swifties have provided a rational basis for that gut-level irritation that Kerry inspires when he blathers on about his war record. This isn't just bad for Kerry, it's disasterous: the amorphous negative that normal people have when exposed to Kerry's "leadership, courage, and sacrifice" / "three purple hearts" mantra now has a core of fact -- or at least, alleged fact --- around which to crystalize.

Unless Kerry's campaign manages to completely discredit the Swifties --- which seems increasingly unlikely --- the campaign is over; Kerry is done

I truly hope The Bear is right.

I have noticed that there are a lot of comments from apparent Kerry supporters on everyone's blog - and they all seem to say the same thing: (this is a comment from one of my posts):

What kind of person attacks the military record of a man who volunteered to serve his country in Vietnam and was wounded in battle? You people really take the cake. Kerry served. Bush pulled strings to avoid it. All you accomplish with scurrilous attacks on Kerry's military service is to keep reminding people about this fundamental difference in their personal character.

And the commenter *never* has a valid email address or a web URL.

The thing is, oh ye anonymous commenters, it looks more and more like Kerry was not wounded in battle so much as he wounded himself, at least once.

The thing is, Democrat speakers, Kerry did not lead or behave as the majority of Military Officers behave when he got out of Vietnam on his 3rd Purple Heart in 3 months - the one which now appears to be accidentally self-inflicted.

I have not heard of other officers getting out on the 3rd Purple Heart loophole - most officers have more honor than to do that.

Kerry is apparently without honor. He should not lead our country. He should not even lead a Boy Scout Troop, with his inability to avoid so many injuries - he would be a bad example.

Posted by Beth at 01:19 PM

August 07, 2004


More of Mrs. Heinz-Kerry


I hope the Democrats don't realize this, but this woman needs to be fed large doses of thorazine and locked up for the duration:

Addressing the crowd, Kerry's wife, Teresa, took a swipe at the Bush administration. "You cannot solve problems by throwing stones, and you cannot solve problems by telling lies, and you cannot solve problems by wishing ill to other people," she said. "The only way you solve problems is by holding hands and talking about it, and that's what we want to do in this campaign."

A tip of the hat to Viking Pundit!

Posted by Beth at 05:54 PM

August 05, 2004


Obviously, Kerry is running scared


The DNC's lawyers are writing threatening letters to stations airing the Swift Boat Veterans' Ad.

As NRO points out, the letter itself is hedging the truth - it claims that the speakers in the ad did not serve 'under' Kerry - but the ad clearly states, they served *with* him - these were his peers - but then, perhaps a rich kid from Boston with Presidential aspirations from Day 1 doesn't believe he has any peers.

And ... isn't it to be expected that two attorneys would go for threatening lawsuits as their first defensive action? I wonder if it is John Edward's old firm sending out the threats, or just George Soros's legal goons?

John Kerry deserves this. He is the one who 'saluted' and said that 'help is on the way' during his acceptence speech. He is the one who has to keep reminding us that he served in Vietnam. What he doesn't keep reminding us is that he only served in Vietnam for 4 months - and was such a klutz and was so stupid (or purposely careless) as to be 'wounded' 3 times in 4 months.

My father-in-law was wounded 5 times in Vietnam. He did not use his 3rd Vietnam Purple Heart as an excuse to go back home.

But then, my father-in-law is a man.

My father-in-law is a true patriot.

What bothers me the most about John Kerry, though, are his actions after he got his early out from the Navy.

What does he have to say to American prisoners of war who were taunted with transcripts of John Kerry's 'testimony' before Congress?

I have not heard an apology.

I have not even heard an acknoweldgement that he betrayed American troops.

The man is an arrogant bastard. Even those who served with him say he was an arrogant, haughty man.

A leader does not lead by arrogance and by belief that he is better than the rest of us.

It is the day-to-day actions of a man or woman that defines if they are leaders or not.

Kerry is not a leader.

It is a shame that he is the best the Democrats can do.

By the way, if you want to donate to keep these ads on the air, click here.

Joe Lieberman would have been a much more honorable candidate.

Posted by Beth at 04:34 PM

August 04, 2004


Wictory Wednesday


If you are as sick and tired as I am of the leftist, Bush-hating propaganda that is being perpetrated by the Media, so-called Intellectuals (so-called, because if they were truly intellectuals, they would see the errors in their logic) and Hollywood (and Hollywood wannabees like Linda Rondstadt), then fight back.

Donate your time or money to help reelect President Bush.

I support George Bush. I will vote for him in the coming election. Even though I am an independant voter and was once a Democrat, the Republican Party (despite their undeniable faults) is the best choice. George Bush is the only leader running for election. We need a leader during time of war. Not just the war in Iraq, but the global war on terror that we are just starting.

If John Kerry is elected, we will lose the War on Terror. In fact, if he has his way, we will be subjugated to so-called "International Law" and our Constitution will be secondary.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 08:36 PM

August 01, 2004


Dowd Disses Gilligan's Island


By comparing the Kerry Campaign to the classic sitcom.

Maureen does not seem to find a match for Gilligan, though.

If we are lucky, the campaign will be forever lost after a 3 hour tour (:

Posted by Beth at 08:09 AM


Democrat wants to reinstate the Draft


I think that most of you knew this already, but I wanted to make sure that any of my readers who are of a younger age than 30 see this.

This is from the wacky congressman's own web page,Congressman Jim McDermott - Representing Washington State's 7th Congressional District

Washington, DC-- Congressman Jim McDermott has announced his co-sponsorship of Congressman Charles Rangel's legislation to reinstate the military draft and other forms of national service. The bill would require Americans between 18 and 26 to serve two years in the military or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security. The bill, HR 163, is intended to ensure that the burden of military service is not borne disproportionately by the poor and numbers of minority groups. Congressman McDermott commented that "I believe that if those who are pushing for war knew that their children might be required to share the burden of that war, there might be a greater willingness to work toward peace and a diplomatic solution. If, despite our best efforts, we end up in armed conflict, then fairness dictates that the sons and daughters of all classes participate." " I am pleased to be an original co-sponsor of Congressman Rangel's bill, McDermott continued. " If we need to re-instate the draft in order to make the Administration consider the chilling consequences of war, so be it. I hope this will make them realize how important a diplomatic solution really is. "

Okay, my friends - please note his reasoning for reinstating the draft - he suffers the mistaken belief that only the poor and stupid join the military voluntarily, so he will demand that people who don't want to be in the military be forced into it.

Trust me, the people in the military voluntarily do not want to fight next to people who are not there by choice.

But what makes this guy more damnable is that he is going around telling college-aged men that Bush will reinstate the draft. He does not acknowledge his bill to reinstate the draft.

This nut also had a cameo appearence in Mickey Moore's F9/11. It's funny, he thinks that Moore's film saved the "Constitution and the Bill of Rights", but he is willing to start a draft.

Thanks to Right-Thinking from the Left Coast for this.

Posted by Beth at 07:56 AM

July 25, 2004


On Terror


Some of my regular reads in the Blogosphere think that Annie Jacobsen is hysterical for reporting what happened to her on a nightmare of a flight from Detroit to LA now that it has been found that the 14 Syrians who were causing fear on that flight were actually a legitimate music group.

So what if they were in this country legitimately and that they are in a music group - that does *not* mean they are not terrorists in training! Or they could still be testing our security for others to see how far they can go in an attempt to hurt American citizens.

Face it folks, the next terrorists who attack us from our own airlines are going to be here legally. Chances are they will be of Middle Eastern heritage. It is not racist to be wary of Muslims on airplanes, it is prudent. In fact, it is prudent to be very aware of everyone flying on the same plane you are on.

I would have done more than Annie Jacobsen did. I would have said something to at least one of the Syrians standing in the aisle - but I'm like that (ask John, it makes him crazy). All of you in the blogosphere who have criticised Annie Jacobsen simple because she was brave enough to make her experience public are being overly politically correct and naive to the nature of terrorism.

I would prefer that we err on the side of safety - if a foreign national is behaving badly, or scaring people, we should not ignore that behaviour simply because we might offend them.

Good lord, folks. You have to know that AlQueda and friends are working to hurt us hard again. If you pretend that such stories are simply the result of hysterical women (a sexist way of thinking that went out with Freud), then you are just sticking your heads in the sand.

UPDATE: I just read Teresa's take on the same subject - and I'm so relieved to see that I am not alone!

UPDATE again: Go read Blackfive's post on this same subject. Blackfive also believes someone should have said something to the Syrians.

Posted by Beth at 04:33 PM

July 21, 2004


Wictory Wednesday


If you are as sick and tired as I am of the leftist, Bush-hating propaganda that is being perpetrated by the Media, so-called Intellectuals (so-called, because if they were truly intellectuals, they would see the errors in their logic) and Hollywood (and Hollywood wannabees like Linda Rondstadt), then fight back.

Donate your time or money to help reelect President Bush.

I support George Bush. I will vote for him in the coming election. Even though I am an independant voter and was once a Democrat, the Republican Party (despite their undeniable faults) is the best choice. George Bush is the only leader running for election. We need a leader during time of war. Not just the war in Iraq, but the global war on terror that we are just starting.

If John Kerry is elected, we will lose the War on Terror. In fact, if he has his way, we will be subjugated to so-called "International Law" and our Constitution will be secondary.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 05:59 AM


More on Inadvertent misbehaviour


From Instapundit - the law that is applicable to Sandy Berger's misbehaviour:

Sec. 793. - Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information
(f)
Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense,
(1)
through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or
(2)
having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer -

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

I suspect the only reason he has not yet been indicted is because he is a highly connected Democrat. If any of us non-politically connected people did the same thing, believe me, we would be prosecuted. Just as Sandy Berger should.

It does not matter if he did it inadvertently

Posted by Beth at 05:26 AM

July 20, 2004


Unbelievable


Sandy Berger was actually seen stuffing documents into his clothing.

How can a man, a very intelligent man, inadvertently take classified documents? Gee, did he forget they were classified? Did he think no one would notice?

How can that same man proceed to accidentally destroy classified documents that were not advantageous to the Clinton Administration?

I just flipped through TV this morning and newsreaders everywhere are exclaiming that it was "No big deal".

David Gergen says "This is more innocent than it looks. Sandy Berger is a hero in the war on terror." He went on to say - he took copies, not the original - so it's no big deal. I'm sorry - you can't take copies or notes of classified material - it's not just a 'rule' David, it is a law.. And now, Gergen is suggesting that this information is politically motivated.

What fricking bullshit. Yes. Bullshit.

Harumph.

Posted by Beth at 06:06 AM

July 19, 2004


But they *ARE* Girlymen!!


I assume you have heard about how upset the press is about Arnold calling wussboy legislators in California Girlymen?

I love it. I completely agree with Tammi, our favorite Road Warrior:
Oh For Cryin' Out Loud

Yep, the old TV and Newspaper types are just so offended by Arnold.

Well, too bad, so sad, you girly men Democrats in California. Ha!

So there.

Update: Go read Al's take on the Story. It's a good one!

Posted by Beth at 06:55 PM

July 17, 2004


Elton John does not understand what Censorship means


Elton attacks 'censorship' in US


Sir Elton John is currently performing in New York
Elton John has said stars are scared to speak out against war in Iraq because of "bullying tactics" used by the US government to hinder free speech.

What Elton John does not understand is that the US government does not and has never censored any entertainer's free speech. We, the public, have made purchasing decisions based on the words and actions of some celebrities. We have exercised our own freedom and boycotted the Dixie Chicks, for example. Personally, I liked their music, but when they went to England to put down the President, I made the decision not to play or buy their music again.

That's what a free country is all about - we the 'little people' get to decide what we buy.
Apparently, Mr. John does not understand that normal people get to make the buying decisions in this country - not the Royals.

Elton John said

" the Dixie Chicks got shot down in flames last year for criticising the president. They were treated like they were being un-American, when in fact they have every right to say whatever they want about him because he's freely elected, and therefore accountable."

And they are accountable to their consumers, dullboy.
Again, what this thick-headed Englishman does not understand is that people like you and me made the decision to boycott the Dixie Chicks because of what they said.

No one prevented the Chicks from saying what they said about the President. The government did not prevent their records from being sold. The government had nothing whatsoever to do with anything that may have happened to their careers. If the Dixie Chicks lost a chunk of country fans, well, that was their own damn fault, and if they had a brain between them, they would have known more about their fans, and what is important to their fans.

In this free country - with greater free speech rights than in Great Britain - the consumer decides whether or not they want to listen to or purchase or pay to see an actor, singer or whatever who doesn't agree with them.

This has nothing whatsoever to do with censorship. Blaming the government for the public's anger at the Dixie Chicks is just plain stupid, ignorant and ludicrous.

By the way, I have not liked anything Elton John has writen or sung since about 1973.

I'm not censoring him. I just don't care for his music anymore.

Posted by Beth at 06:55 PM

July 14, 2004


I'm so tired


Like my friend, Pam, I am so tired of the news - listening to all the bullshit about how 'Bush lied' - even with proof now that he didn't.

Has the Press always been this way? Was I just naive as all get out before?
Maybe. What I do know is that I am starting to listen to Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh for the first time in years, because they are the only people on radio here who are not Kerry ass-lickers.

Any other station I listen to, even the music stations, has dj's or talk jockeys or whatever who hate President Bush.

The hate is so nauseating, and disturbed.

And I see George Bush as a good man, doing way better than most men would in a time of war.

I may not agree with everything he does - but he has done the right thing in responding the the declaration of war that the Islamic fundamentalists have made against the USA.

I have faith in President Bush's motives. President Bush has made us safer.

We have not had a terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11.

I have absolutely no confidence in John Kerry's ability to stand strong. His history indicates that he will run, like Spain, at the first sign of discomfort.

It's very tiring.

It's way too tempting to just give up.

So I won't. I hope you don't give up, too.

Posted by Beth at 09:53 PM

July 02, 2004


Independence, Declaration of


On July 4th, 1776, our forefathers declared our independence from England.

It would be nice if this year, on July 4th, we, the People, could renew our Declaration of Independence just to let the rest of the world know that we are not under the jurisdiction of the UN or the EU or NATO or SEATO or any other bunch of letters out there.

AP, UPI, NPR, CBS, ABC, NBC or Reuters do not rule us.

We are free men and women. We are more free than anyone else on earth. But too many of us are willing to give it all up so that Europeans will like us better. Or so the UN will be able to take over the world or whatever.

Too many Americans are willing to give up our sovereignty and our freedoms.

May we never again live under the rule of a foreign country or countries.

Those Americans who don't like it, well, either work within the system, or go move to your favorite European country - see how you like those taxes and socialized health systems. But don't tell the rest of us how we should bow to the European/UNian or others as servants to them.

Posted by Beth at 09:26 PM

July 01, 2004


Newsweek Fisks Moore


It has to be a good sign when a major news magazine reveals Michael Moore's lies and unfounded implications.
Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball point out many outright lies and inconsistencies in this article.

Posted by Beth at 07:09 AM

June 30, 2004


I have a feeling that the Founding Fathers would object to these tactics.


From the Kansas City Star, "This church mission is covert"

Starting next month, the person seated next to you in church might not be there for the prayer, the fellowship or even the word of God. Instead, about 100 volunteers will be attending services in Johnson County to look for overt election-year politicking from the pulpit, which could violate federal law. It is the latest volley in an ongoing struggle between conservative and moderate political forces in Kansas. The issue of gays and marriage provided the trigger. Upset at the Kansas Legislature for defeating a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the Rev. Jerry Johnston, pastor of First Family Church in Overland Park, invited area clergy members to a meeting this month. About 100 came, he said. Churches, he said, must get more involved in politics. "God calls a minister to speak on moral issues," Johnston said. Concerned that religious leaders might stir up support for their favored legislative candidates, the Mainstream Coalition, a group that seeks to preserve the separation of church and state, decided to respond. Volunteers were recruited. Letters are being mailed to more than 400 houses of worship in Johnson County reminding them of Internal Revenue Service rules on electioneering and telling them that their services may be monitored.

Johnston and other ministers should keep partisan politics out of the pulpit, said Caroline McKnight, coalition executive director. “His job is to lead his flock by setting an example … not by bringing the smoke-filled room into his sanctuary,” she said.

Mainstream Coalition volunteers, like all visitors, are welcome at First Family, Johnston said. The church, he said, will not endorse or attack individual politicians during services. “Are we going to violate the law? Of course not,” he said. “We're not rabid, crazy fanatics.”

The involvement of religious groups in politics has evolved into a heated issue. Many groups steer clear of electioneering. Many immerse themselves in issues and candidates, with their leaders speaking out and trying to motivate.

University of Kansas religious studies professor Tim Miller said churches used to avoid politics . That began changing about 25 years ago, he said. For ministers to hold meetings like the one in Johnson County, he said, indicates an effort to reach out. “Of course, you try to broaden your base,” Miller said. “That's part of politics.”

Some churches have become a campaign force for conservative causes and Republicans. First Family, which has about 3,000 members, is conservative and could be influential.

But churches oftentimes do too little, Johnston said. “Many preachers don't know anything about politics; many don't know who their representatives and senators are,” said Johnston, who added that he should have gotten more involved in the past.

Churches should encourage their members to act, he said. During July, he said, his church and others in Johnson County will hold forums for candidates, register voters and educate people on the issues.

“We have to lead the way,” he said.

Already Johnston has been distributing a pamphlet containing background information on incumbent state legislators from the area. If they supported the amendment against gay marriage, the word YES appears by their picture. If they voted against it, the word NO appears.

In Johnson County, where conservatives and moderates within the GOP have feuded for years, churches and clergy could potentially influence an election.

Consider the re-election campaign of Rep. John Ballou of Gardner, whose 43rd District covers the southwest corner of Johnson County and who voted against the gay marriage amendment.

Churches, he said, will help turn out voters against him. “They're after a number of us on this, they're motivated, and they're mad,” said Ballou, a Republican.

Okay, I will bet any of you $100 that this same group who is going to spy on Churches for the IRS would absolve and probably give tax credits to those churches who support Gay Marriage. I will absolutely guarantee you that the MainStream Coalition is anti-Catholic because of the pro-life view of the Catholic Church.

In fact, this so-called non-partisan group of non-religious (ha!) people was started some years ago by Reverend Meneilly of the Village Presbyterian Church(A very left wing church in Prarie Village, Kansas) attacking the Catholic Church.

This group has had thousands of meetings at churches. Mostly at the Village Church.

I wonder how they would feel if people showed up there to determine if they should continue to be tax free, eh?

And what really hacks me off is that the idjit writer for the KC Star (I stopped taking that rag some time ago to save some trees) who claims that it is an issue between conservatives and moderates - not conservatives and liberals, which is what these so-called moderates really are.


Posted by Beth at 07:25 PM


Wictory Wednesday


If you are as sick and tired as I am of the leftist, Bush-hating propaganda that is being perpetrated by the Media, so-called Intellectuals (so-called, because if they were truly intellectuals, they would see the errors in their logic) and Hollywood, then fight back.

Here is the story of a young man who is fighting back against his school (Princeton Senior High School in West Virginia) just for the right to free speech. Read the whole story. It's great.

Donate your time or money to help reelect President Bush.

You might even get a gmail invite if you donate at least $5.00. (I have too much email now to worry about gmail, myself, but you might think it is very cool)

I support George Bush. I will vote for him in the coming election. Even though I am an independant voter and was once a Democrat, the Republican Party (despite their undeniable faults) is the best choice. George Bush is the only leader running for election. We need a leader during time of war. Not just the war in Iraq, but the global war on terror that we are just starting.

If John Kerry is elected, we will lose in the long run. The man cannot even decide on what he is for or against - it changes daily. His wife, at least, has some conviction - even if I disagree with it.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 06:48 PM

June 25, 2004


Reprieve for puppies in California


Obviously, Arnold reads my blog and made a very good and smart decision: SignOnSanDiego.com > News >Governor reverses stand on shelters, reinstates waiting period

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday he has reinstated the state's six-day waiting period before lost animals could be killed.

Now, if only I could get half of Hollywood and all of the DU to pay attention, they would change their ways, too.

Posted by Beth at 09:02 PM


" The Terminator" has new meaning in California


In an amazingly stupid move, Governor Schwarzenegger want to halve the time that lost animals are kept in shelters before they are killed.
Schwarzenegger Wants Strays Killed Faster

Aside from the fact that is an obviously idiotic political move, it is a bad and wrong move.

As you may know, I have a dog who occassionally makes a run for it and ends up in doggie jail.

He has stayed there for a weekend before because they are closed on weekends. I would really hate to think that he would be executed on a Monday morning because we didn't get their fast enough.

Stupid, stupid move!

Posted by Beth at 02:15 PM

June 23, 2004


Wictory Wednesday


I've been remiss in posting on Wednesdays lately because I've been traveling far too much for the last couple of months.

If you are as sick and tired as I am of the leftist, Bush-hating propaganda that is being perpetrated by the Media, so-called Intellectuals (so-called, because if they were truly intellectuals, they would see the errors in their logic) and Hollywood, then fight back.

Here is the story of a young man who is fighting back against his school (Princeton Senior High School in West Virginia) just for the right to free speech. Read the whole story. It's great.

Donate your time or money to help reelect President Bush.

You might even get a gmail invite if you donate at least $5.00. (I have too much email now to worry about gmail, myself, but you might think it is very cool)

I support George Bush. I will vote for him in the coming election. Even though I am an independant voter and was once a Democrat, the Republican Party (despite their undeniable faults) is the best choice. George Bush is the only leader running for election. We need a leader during time of war. Not just the war in Iraq, but the global war on terror that we are just starting.

If John Kerry is elected, we will lose in the long run. The man cannot even decide on what he is for or against - it changes daily. His wife, at least, has some conviction - even if I disagree with it.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 07:07 AM

June 09, 2004


President Reagan


You know, back when Reagan was first elected, I was a bit scared of him. He was so unlike any other politician. He was so sure of his beliefs. And my Jesuit taught college education caused me to fear anyone who was so sure of what was right and wrong.

Slowly, I changed my thinking. I still could not admit that I thought he was okay, mind you, but ever so slowly, I started to admire the man for his downright ballsiness in standing up to the Soviet Union. I was scared to death that the Soviet Union would attack us because of Reagan's strength, but at the same time, I dared them to attack us, because I knew we'd kick the shit out of them.

Slowly, ever so slowly, as I matured, I realized that morality is not really relative and that strength was a really good thing for a country to have. Many of my friends made fun of the man - they thought he was a moron - mostly because he had been in a movie with a chimp, I suppose.

Anyway, since President passed away last Saturday, every time I turn on the TV or listen to the radio or look at the internet, I find myself tearing up.

Today, I had lunch at an Italian restaurant - I was by myself, so I sat at the bar. The TV was on - Nancy Reagan (who I once mocked for staring so lovingly at her husband) was ever so slowly climbing the steps to the plane that took her and President Reagan to Washington. Another eating-alone woman was sitting next to me, and she commented on Mrs. Reagan, "she always loved her husband so much, it does seem they could make it easier on her and somehow not make her climb those steps. After all, President Reagan did so much for all of us" - and I turned and looked at the woman speaking and realized that she was a woman of color - but all the newspeople keep saying that African Americans and Hispanics and everyone else hated President Reagan - perhaps they are wrong?

Then tonight, I watched the ceremony at the Rotunda. I cried when they sang God Bless America. I cried when the wreaths were laid. I cried when Mrs. Reagan walked to the casket and patted it reassuringly. As everyone left, and they played The Heavens Declare ... ( I sang the alto part in high school), I sobbed even more.

Now, why am I in tears? Partly because my dad was just a couple of years younger than Presidend Reagan, and I miss my dad, and my dad absolutely adored President Reagan. Partly because as I have aged, I have come to appreciate what President Reagan did for the US. And partly because of the insensitive louts who are mocking President Reagan and calling him evil just so they can get some attention.

Anyway. I'm oversharing. Take care, all.

Posted by Beth at 08:13 PM

May 17, 2004


Why I hate going into the Office


I really like what I do. Really and truly. But when I am in town and have to go to the office, I become a nervous fricking wreck.

Why is that? Because some of the people I work with are unbelievably annoying in pushing their viewpoint that the USA is arrogant and if they were from another country, they would want to kill us, too.

One of the guys I work with, "R", is a very intelligent guy. He has worked for company Z (that's what I'll call it, OK?) for probably 4 or 5 years, and spent a couple of years working for us in Australia.

This means that he is a well-traveled, worldly guy. (at least he thinks so)

He strolled in this morning and immediately wanted to talk about some HBO special with Lewis Black that he watched last night.

Heck, I think Lewis Black can be a pretty funny guy, and I told R that.

But then, R went on - he said that Lewis Black did a great job of explaining why other countries hate us.

I countered with - gee, isn't Lewis Black lucky that he can say anything he wants to about the USA and we won't cut his tongue out, rape his wife or otherwise attempt to abridge his right to free speech?

R said, well, yeah, but you have to admit that the USA is arrogant and pisses people in other countries off.

I looked him in the eye, and I said, R, you do not want to talk politics with me at work. We are co-workers, we get along just fine, and I want to keep it that way.

He started again - 'well, you have to admit that we brag about how great we are and how awful that must sound to other countries:
Then he said to me - "but you haven't traveled much around the world, have you?"

I told my co-worker, R - "I have traveled extensively through the US, but you are right, I have only been abroad once, last fall, when I went to England".

He then said " well, that is why you can't possibly understand ...
And I rudely interrupted him and said, "R, you do not want to talk politics with me, I have a military background (if'n you count John's - my little time in the US Army Reserve hardly qualifies) and you are not going to change my feelings about the United States of America, so let's just leave it."

He started again - I said "No, R, I do not want to have this discussion with you."

He started yet again, and I interrupted yet again and said, " R, I am trying to preserve our relationship as good co-workers. Stop the political diatribe NOW."

Finally, he got it - though he was mumbling to himself for the next 30 minutes.

That's why I would rather be in Dearborn Michigan working with a kind Arab who likes America than in Kansas City with a rude American who hates America.

Sigh.

Posted by Beth at 09:02 PM

May 12, 2004


Unemployment insurance extension not passed


Just thought I'd pop in with an understanding of joblessness that most of us of mature age have these days. (Yeah, I'm an over-50 fogey, live with it).

When I took Macroeconomics in College, we were taught that full employment would occur when the jobless rate fell to between 5 and 6 percent.

There are always people who are between jobs, people who quit working to have kids (though those good people can hardly be said to quit working - they work harder than most of us to raise the future), people who decide to go back to school in order to make a future career change.

Most of you were fortunate enough to graduate from college during very good times. That has not been the case with the majority of Americans - ever.

When I graduated from college in 1975, jobs were extremely scarce. But I still found one. Not in my chosen field perhaps, but I found one.

I was layed off a job once many years ago, and I did collect unemployment for 2 months. After a week or two of moping around, I got off my rear and started looking for a job in earnest. I found one. Months and months before my unemployment would have run out.

There are jobs available in this economy. Look at how many people technical companies hire from other countries. Most corporations say that they cannot find the high quality technical types here in the US, so they look to people from other countries, who move here and work here. I only wish they all became citizens, because the US needs good, smart hardworking people here as citizens. The fact is, we have many many foreign workers here in this country who have found good jobs. These people work very hard at their jobs, and are good at their jobs.

Now, this makes me wonder, how many of our fellow Americans are not working because they are not looking for a job, or they are not preparing themselves for a job, or because they will only accept the perfect job?

Unemployment benefits don't come out of nowhere. They come from .... taxes.

I work very hard - you all work very hard. My family got to keep 57% of our earnings last year (after state, local and federal taxes were paid).

Personally, I pay enough in taxes. I would prefer that anyone who is too lazy or too picky to accept a job that may not be perfect is not someone who needs my money. They need to go an make their own.

I have done whatever it takes to make sure I could pay my bills. That includes cleaning houses for other people.

So, I'm happy that the unemployment insurance bill did not pass in the Senate. I am happy that Kerry missed the vote.

I will, however, never vote for Kerry.

Posted by Beth at 06:20 AM

May 05, 2004


Wictory Wednesday!


Donate your time or money to help reelect President Bush.

No American is safe until those who would deny us our freedoms are vanquished. We are at war. This is a just war. This is a war to rid the world of Terrorism. It's about time. I'm proud that I voted for George Bush in 2000, and I'm proud to vote for him again this year.


The thought of a Kerry as CiC scares me. See Glen Reynold's article.

Read what the Swift Boat Commander who took over after Kerry has to say.

I support George Bush.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 07:01 AM

April 28, 2004


Oh, my, even the Village Voice hates Kerry!


The Village Voice wants the Democrat Party to convince Kerry to drop out of the race for President.

WASHINGTON, D.C.— With the air gushing out of John Kerry's balloon, it may be only a matter of time until political insiders in Washington face the dread reality that the junior senator from Massachusetts doesn't have what it takes to win and has got to go. As arrogant and out of it as the Democratic political establishment is, even these pols know the party's got to have someone to run against George Bush. They can't exactly expect the president to self-destruct into thin air.

They go on to suggest that the Democrats could have an 'open' convention this summer.

Of course, if they did that, wouldn't they be eschewing the Democratic Primary Process? Go back to back-room politics? Don't they accuse Republicans of back room politics?

Democrats are doomed this time around, I think!

Posted by Beth at 06:18 AM

April 21, 2004


It's Wictory Wednesday!


Donate your time or money to help reelect President Bush.

No American is safe until those who would deny us our freedoms are vanquished. We are at war. This is a just war. This is a war to rid the world of Terrorism. It's about time. I'm proud that I voted for George Bush in 2000, and I'm proud to vote for him again this year.

All the bloggers listed below are also proud to support President Bush.


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Posted by Beth at 05:59 AM

April 19, 2004


Andrew Sullivan has lost his mind


Or perhaps he is just now divulging his real feelings about those of us in rural states who have more power than we should. James Lileks refutes Andrew's call for a $1 a gallon war gas tax.
To read Andrew's explanation, go here.

This paragraph speaks volumes of Andrew Sullivan's big city coastal thinking:

Others say it penalizes those in remote and rural areas. So what? Very few taxes are perfect, and our electoral system — with its over-representation of big agricultural states in the Senate — already pampers the rural. (I'd gladly exchange a gas-tax hike for abolition of agricultural subsidies. Any takers in Iowa?)

Obviously he is unaware of the fact that many of us in rural states are
1. not farmers

and

2. have no access to mass transit (it would not make sense to spend all those government dollars on rural areas for mass transit when there is no mass).

His big city snobbishness is showing. Or, maybe he forgot that he no longer lives in England - suddenly he wants us to be like the EU?

I'm very disappointed. All because of the gay marriage thing, too. Talk about a one issue voter.

Posted by Beth at 06:01 AM

April 18, 2004


This guy needs a shotgun!


Go read That does it! I'm getting a GUN! (randomnumbers.blog-city.com)

Some peace loving lefties don't like the Bush sign in Random Number's window. Apparently the window has been broken once, and they are trying to do it again.

Poor Mrs. Random Numbers is afraid to stay in the house.

Do you suppose that Kerry would approve of such actions?

Perhaps.

Posted by Beth at 03:42 PM

April 17, 2004


I don't think I want this woman to be First Lady


I had to pay 3.50 cents to read this original article in the New York Post. I saw it referenced at Baldilock's place. This is what Ms. Heinz said:

"A politician's wife has a hard life. In the old days they only lived for their men. Today we can have a broader, richer life. The partner must have her own set of interests. Children, career, something. It's needful to have a sense of one's self. I work six days a week on my own interests and will always continue. To become more of a 'thing' and less of a person is terrible.

She works 6 days a week on her own interests? Is she running a business, or is she just spending money and meeting other posh society types for bridge? I'd like to know!

"I can't believe I married a second politician. I can't believe I married the first politician. He wasn't one when we met. I can't believe my family left Africa and came to this country. I can't believe I live in America, I can't believe I ever even married an American. And I can't believe we're embarked on this journey."

At Aaron's Rant Log you can read the entire article, including such tidbits as the fact that Teresa doesn't carry her own makeup with her and helped herself to Cindy Adam's makeup - how low class is that! Teresa is also bummed out about having to stay in hotels that don't serve meals after 10:00 pm.

What a bitch.

Thanks to Baldilocks and Aaron for pointing this out.

Posted by Beth at 04:49 PM

April 13, 2004


Geeze, I despise Susan Estrich


She defines the word harridan. What an awful woman - whiny, horrid voice (that makes me cringe - nasal, annoying - constantly interrupts eveyone else - and is flat out wrong. If you have a child who want to go to law school, make damn sure they don't go to USC. That is where this parody of an attorney teaches.

Posted by Beth at 08:55 PM

April 09, 2004


9/11 was Bin Laden's Fault


My God, people. I am sick of seeing people blaming Bush or Clinton or the FBI or the CIA on the 9/11 attacks. The government did not, I repeat, did not fly commerical airplanes into buildings.

The blame is on the shoulders of Al Quaida and the crazed Islamic Fundamentalists who flew the planes.

Let's just say, Hey, we did not have a crystal ball. We had no magical look into the future. The US government is not a bunch of palm readers.

This 9/11 Commission is apparently playing politics to make a few victims and families of victims feel like something has been done to avenge 9/11.

To avenge 9/11, we need to follow President Bush's lead.* We have to rid the world of terrorists. We have to get terrorists out of Iraq, then continue to get them all, wherever they are. We are not safe until these butchers of innocent people have been destroyed.

This is war. Why can't people understand that? This is war.


*Note to Democrats - Bush is a LEADER - Kerry (and Clinton) are Poll Followers. Normal people CAN tell the difference.

Posted by Beth at 04:16 AM

April 08, 2004


Go Condi!


Condoleeza Rice is going to testify for the 9/11 Commission today.
I think she is a remarkable woman. She is a real role model. She is smart and tough and I would love to see her run on the Bush ticket as Vice President.

Wouldn't that pull the rug out from under Kerry's feet?

But if she did run, I would go door to door to support Bush.

Posted by Beth at 05:37 AM


Arrggghhhh


I can hardly stand to watch it - but I am. A repeat of John Kerry talking to Neil Cavuto on FOX last night. I'm sorry. I can't believe this Kerry idjit. He mentioned that fact that 60% of corporations 'recently' paid no Federal Taxes.

Is he unaware that was during the years of 1996 to 2000? During Clinton's presidency?

And now, he is all about health care and giving the same corporations tax breaks (how can you give someone paying no taxes a tax break?) so they can provide their 'workers' (notice he uses the commie term for those of us who work for a living rather than employees) more health care.

He said that the increase in job growth is bogus - he claims that construction work is just temporary spring hiring and that it doesn't count because it is temporary - I'm sorry, but isn't most construction work seasonal?

And then, his botoxed face... do we want a president who will allow toxins to be injected into his face just to look younger? It's downright creepy. He is downright creepy.

But really, the man doesn't seem to have a grasp of the facts. I don't think he is very smart. And he doesn't even have a decent personality.

yuck.

Posted by Beth at 04:49 AM

April 01, 2004


On the 9/11 Commission and Terrorism


We all have 20/20 vision when looking back at 9/11 and the months leading up to it. I don't think anyone ever considered the possibility of a terror attack at that level of destruction.

Now, it seems everyone wants to play the blame game. It was Bush's fault, it was Clinton's fault, it was the fault of the FBI, CIA, Army, Navy, Air force and Marines. It was the fault of Americans in general, for working their asses off and being successful through the years.

Personally, I don't give a flying fuck whose fault it was - it was no one's fault, it was everybody's fault.

The morning of 9/11, as I was driving to work, I heard about the first plane. I parked my car, walked into the office and heard about the second plane - I knew immediately it had to be Islamic Terrorists. Then, when the Pentagon was hit by the third plane and the fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, I got angry, and I have been angry ever since.

Unlike a lot of Democrats, Greens and other leftists, I am angry at the Islamic Jihad, Hammas, Al Quaida, all the fundamentalist Islamic extremists who have been preaching war against Western Civilization for years. I am furious with those "nations" who have supported terrorism against us. They had no excuse for their actions.

Many of those countries have oil - and they have squandered their riches on despots and tyrants. The people of those people have suffered tremendously at the hands of Islamic militants.

Women are stoned to death for being raped. Thieves hands are chopped off in public. Women who commit adultery are forced to jump off of towers to their deaths. These people believe in slavery - they import poorer people from poorer places and beat them and sometimes kill them - and the slaves have no refuge in any kind of court.

These people, the Islamic Fundamentalist Extremists, are a pox on humanity.

We have to stop them, for no one will be safe from them until we rid the planet of them.
I don't care if we gather them all up and jail them for life (without contact with any other prisoners) or if we try them and then condemn them to death.

These people are genocidal. These people are animals. These people have no right, no reason, no alibi for what they have done and continue to do.

They must be stopped.

Instead of a 9/11 Commission, all parties should be working together to figure out how the hell to rid the Earth of this scourge.

Posted by Beth at 06:50 PM

March 30, 2004


What this Conservative stands for


I must thank Patriot Boy for linking to me - I suspect I'm getting some visitors from the other side of the political spectrum, and I welcome you all to read and comment.

I would like to dispel some of the stereotypes that many liberals have about conservatives. No two of us are alike, not even my husband, John and I agree on everything.

These are my beliefs:

1. Adults are responsible for their own actions. Blaming their own behavior on drugs, alcohol, coming from a poor family or because they are gay or black or female or brown or white is neither rational nor useful. Every day we all have choices to make - good ones and bad ones, and if you make bad choices, then don't blame me and expect me to pick up your pieces if things don't go well for you.

2. Life is precious. Whether you believe in God or don't, life is the most precious thing we have. That includes the life of a baby growing in a mother's womb. I get annoyed at all the liberals who think that 592 American deaths in Iraq (and every one of those deaths is distressing, but probably necessary in a war) is the worst thing that can happen on earth, when millions of Americans have been denied being born because abortions are too easy to come by for any reason whatsoever (let's leave rape out of this discussion, please). The Death Penalty should be abolished, and replaced with life in prison - no parole whatsoever.

3. Education is the road out of poverty. Many public schools in cities and suburbs fail to teach children the basics - math, reading, grammar. They graduate these kids, and when the kids can't keep jobs, they make bad choices (see #1). Alternative education choices, including private schools, give kids a much better chance to become productive adults because they spend more time on the basics.

4. Not all values/cultures/morals are equal. I am sorry folks, but cultures like fundamentalist Islam, where women are property and slavery is okeydokey do not have as high a value as Western culture. They are not equivalent to us in morals. Fundamentalist Islamic Arabs want to rule the world and force us all to be their slaves or convert to their rather perverted view of Islam

5. We all have the right to protect ourselves and our homes from harm. I am a gun owner. I am proud of that fact.

6. I don't care if someone is gay or lesbian or straight. What is done in the privacy of one's bedroom is not my concern.

7. The money I earn is my money. I work very hard for it. Taxes are necessary, but politicians need to stop thinking of my money as the government's money. We need to keep taxes as low as possible - this encourages growth. (Economics 101)

8. We all have the freedom to worship as we choose - so long as that religion does not harm other people (Islamic fundamentalism comes to mind, as does Satanism). The courts are flat out wrong when they say that Christians cannot express themselves but Muslims and Jews can when it comes to religious symbols.

9. Owning property is a fundamental right. Home ownership is a wonderful thing. Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful organization that helps people own their home. I would rather see home ownership subsidized by the federal government than Section 8 housing and projects.

10. Women and men should be paid the same for the work they do. I am in a predominantly male environment at work - believe it or not, I am a technical consultant. It is still an old boy's network, and I fight that every day.

11. A free market that is competitive (which means either eliminating or regulating monopolies) is a really good thing.

12. A free market that allows for free trade with other countries is also a good thing - as long as we don't allow other countries to dump artificially low-priced goods on us in an attempt to kill our own production. See #11.

13. The so-called War on Drugs needs a peace treaty. It is no more that a repeat of the alcohol prohibition of the 20's. The government should tightly regulate and license drugs like marijuana and possibly cocaine. Other drugs, I'm not too sure what to do about - some are just downright lethal. The gang problems our cities have will not exist without the profits they make from the drug trade. We have way too many kids in prison for doing stupid assed drug tricks - they should be out and learning how to make a legal living.

14. Every single one of the Bill of Rights is what makes our country so wonderful. That includes the right to gun ownership and the rights to worship as we please. I am worried that too many judges are abridging our freedom from unreasonable search and seizure - and the folks pushing for these searches without warrants are from both sides of the political spectrum - stop it, I say!

15. The elderly - as children, we need to take more responsibility of our parents' needs when possible - not the government. Too many times I hear very wealthy people complaining that their mom or dad can't afford rent or to eat because their medications are too expensive - for God's sake, help your parents! They raised you - the federal government should not be taking the place of families. If someone has no family, that's different - of course we should help them - but the next rich BMW-driving SOB who complains that his mom or dad is suffering because there is not enough Medicare - well, I would say something really rude here!

Well, I could go on forever, and I know you really don't want me to do that, so I'll stop here.

Posted by Beth at 06:17 AM

March 29, 2004


What's in a Name?


Lately, I have noticed that people who disagree with me tend to leave aliases and fake email addresses rather than at least their first name and a bonafide email address.

I don't believe people need to give out their main email address when commenting on a blog, as it is a simple and free matter to simply open up a yahoo email account.

And I'm beginning to think it is cowardice when people don't use even their true first name.

Anytime I leave a comment on any blog, I leave my full name, Beth Donovan, and a real URL and a real address.

Perhaps that just means that I have the courage of my convictions, while people who call themselves things like Patriot Boy or Rank and File Democrat don't really believe all they say.

Or perhaps not.

Posted by Beth at 07:35 PM


This is totally uncalled for and absurd


Demonstrators Swarm Around Rove's Home (washingtonpost.com)

This group of people wants the US government to allow illegal aliens to pay the lower costs for a college education that citizens pay - in the state they live in.

Leaders said they want Bush to advocate for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, a bill that would permit immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years to apply for legal resident status once they graduate from high school. The measure would eliminate provisions of current federal law that discourage states from providing in-state tuition to undocumented student immigrants.

Immigrant activists say that 50,000 to 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high school each year and that many students can afford college only at the reduced, in-state rates given to legal residents.


Well, fine, they certainly have the right to express their opinion. There are several problems with what they want and how to go about getting it.

First of all, since Karl Rove is not an elected official and does not represent any constituency, it was rude and downright ignorant for them to storm his house. There is a reason that people have to take a test to become citizens, and that is to understand how the government runs here in the USA.

Their behavior was not only rude, it was illegal trespass:

Protesters poured out of one school bus after another, piercing an otherwise quiet, peaceful Sunday in Rove's Palisades neighborhood in Northwest, chanting, "Karl, Karl, come on out! See what the DREAM Act is all about!"

Rove obliged their first request and opened his door long enough to say, "Get off my property."

"Seems like he doesn't want to invite us in for tea," Emira Palacios quipped to the crowd.

Others chanted, "Karl Rove ain't got no soul."

The crowd then grew more aggressive, fanning around the three accessible sides of Rove's house, tracking him through the many windows, waving signs that read "Say Yes to DREAM" and pounding on the glass. At one point, Rove rushed to a window, pointed a finger and yelled something inaudible.


Secondly, this seems to me to be a State's issue - the State Universities determine what tuition is, not the Federal Government.

Thirdly, if they want to impress the rest of the country with how 'deserving' they are to earn status as legal aliens, they they ought to behave like people in a civilized country. They impress no one with tactics like that (except, I'm sure, Patriot Boy and friends).



Posted by Beth at 03:36 PM


Oh, by the way


I have been asked in the comments section on other blogs if the Margolis incident has been documented in a newspaper of record.

The answer is yes. The Boston Herald covered the altercation.

Posted by Beth at 05:52 AM


Shallow VS Deep


Patriot Boy says I'm shallow (along with all other Bush supporters).

Frankly, I don't care if he thinks I'm shallow or not. I'm a bit more concerned that he appears to believe that folks in Unions are not capable of civilized discourse and that anyone who disagrees with them kinda deserves to be pushed around a bit.

Why won't union workers just lay down when we disrupt their rallies? My prayers go out to Blogger for Bush Matt Margolis, who was roughed up by union workers last Thursday when he tried to disrupt a Kerry rally. Fortunately, God was watching over him, and he was unhurt in the altercation. The workers merely held him down on the ground for a few minutes. They were very lucky. Matt tells us that he "felt robbed of the experience of really pounding a union worker." (2:07 am comment) Good thing for them that they had the presence of mind to hold him down.

I can't figure out why these blue-collar workers get so upset when we provoke them at their rallies. We're just minding our own business and inciting our political opposition into reacting to our presence so that we can play "victim." It's how we recruit so many shallow people--well OK, we also recruit them using very simplistic, angry rhetoric about treason, abortion, homosexuals, and the flag, but that strategy is limited to our media efforts.

Yes, I know that some would call such acts of provocation, juvenile, but it's really all we have. The left just isn't in to committing acts of political violence--it's not a part of their philosophy. If we didn't provoke the left, Rush would have nothing to rant about.

Yes, I'm one of the shallow people he talks about. What concerns me more, is that he is propagating the rumor I wrote about yesterday as if it was fact.
I have been asking a lot of questions in the comments of this post by Orcinus.
Go read the story, and please, tell me if you think my comments are unreasonable - by asking for proof?

Posted by Beth at 05:44 AM


Reasonable Disagreement


Hmmmm. I have had a couple of comments disagreeing with my support of Young Republicans and others to exercise their freedom of speech.
I think that discussion and disagreement is a good thing.
One comment, from Rank and File Democrat (with an email address, naturally of fuck@you.com) goes thusly:

Get ready for a lot more of it Beth.

When vets start returning from Iraq and realize that little pussy boys like Matt Margolis didn't have the balls to enlist themselves, there will definitely be hell to pay.

You have no idea what's going to come down on you in a few years.

Well, Mr. or Ms. Rank and File Democrat, I have to ask; how you would know about anyone in the military and how they feel about the war in Iraq, Afghanistan and the War on Terror itself? Could you please, please, please assure me that you have served in the military yourself? Or are you simply assuming that Kerry's military service is typical - where one accuses all fellow soldiers of committing war crimes after one gets out of the service early with flesh wound Purple Hearts?

I have many, many friends who are still on active duty. I have served in the Army Reserve and my husband is a Retired Army Officer. I live in a military town. None of these people would agree with you in the least. In fact, many of them are quite unhappy with the way Rank and File Democrats pretend to support the troops, while calling their Commander in Chief every name you can think of.

I would truly welcome some reasonable disagreement, but what I get from the Democrats appear to be veiled threats of my future and the future of anyone who does not agree with the Left and name calling.

Posted by Beth at 05:19 AM

March 28, 2004


I feel for Atlanta


Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who claimed "malicious crossover voting" by Republicans caused her defeat two years ago, has announced that she will try to reclaim the Fourth Congressional District seat.

Let's hope the good people of Atlanta keep her out of National Politics again.

Posted by Beth at 06:46 PM


I now Blog for Bush


After seeing what lengths the rank and file Democrats go to in order to prevent Bush Supportors from speaking, I decided to become more involved. So, I am now blogging for Bush.

Posted by Beth at 01:53 PM


Where are the Facts?


There are people on the left side of the political spectrum who are claiming that 'right-wingers' have viciously assaulted an artist in Atlanta: Orcinus: A political Hate Crime

The crime, if it did happen, is truly repugnant:

The assault -- which included raping the man with a sawed-off broomstick and holding a knife up to his scrotum and threatening to cut it off -- was in apparent retaliation for a LiveJournal post in which the victim, an Atlanta artist, depicted (through the wonders of Photoshop) George W. Bush as a Grand Dragon at a Klan rally. Using information they gathered from the Web, they stalked him and brutalized him into unconsiousness, leaving him for dead in an alley.

What I asked for in a comment there, because I cannot find any link to a news source, is proof that this happened. I do not know ANY conservative who would even think of doing such an awful thing. If this indeed happened, I suspect some lunatic did it.

This story is also told in the Daily KOS - with no links to any newsource whatsoever.

My biggest concern, though, is that this story is being passed around the blogosphere as fact.

I have search everywhere trying to find an objective report of any such attack in Atlanta, and cannot find one.

My suspicion is that this is a Hoax made up to make conservatives look more thuggish than the Liberals who did beat up Matt and friends in Boston.

There is nothing to prove that this story is real. Nothing. Anywhere. If anyone can send me a link that is on a news site, please do, and I'll post it.

Posted by Beth at 09:49 AM


Disgusted with Democrats


The more stories I hear about the abusiveness of the Democrat Supporters of Kerry, the madder I get.

I am adding a new blogroll to my sidebar that will list bloggers who have been abused by Democrats - by word or deed. Now, mind you, I have probably missed many people who have been so abused, so just leave a comment with a link to the site describing such abuse, and I'll link to the blogger who irritates the Democrats.

From the condescension aimed at Republican Women (see Rae's "a likely story") to the actual physical assault of bloggers like Matt Margolis, the Democrat supporters are showing just how democratic they are, don't you think?

Thanks to Dean and Rosemary for keeping track of so many things - Dean's World is one of my first stops every morning, and the place where I learned about the stories above.

Posted by Beth at 07:45 AM

March 18, 2004


It's going to be an ugly campaign


I have been in John Kerry's home state of Massachusetts this week. I have been appalled at the hate and disgust displayed towards President Bush by the people I have been working with.

Mind you, I have not once brought up politics to these folks. I've just been doing my computer geek thing. The people here have been asking me what I think. I tried for a couple of days to just let them know that I didn't think that discussing politics is appropriate while I'm working on their systems, but they kept on about it all.

Yesterday, the guy I've been training really got into it with me. He said, knowing that I'm married to a military retiree, "Don't you think we should get out of Iraq? Don't you know that Bush lied to us to get us there? The UN should take over there. War is bad." Then he tells me, "I lost 2 uncles in World War II" (this was before he was born). "I don't want to lose anymore relatives."

He went on to say, "Americans are being killed there, our soldiers should not by dying". I looked at him and said, "They are soldiers. There job is to do what they are doing. Unfortunately, sometimes they die. We have lost very few soldiers in Iraq. Nothing like the numbers lost in Vietnam. Nothing like the numbers lost in Korea or World War II."

Then the guy says, "One dead American soldier is too many."

Okay - then I find out this guy is a Democrat who campaigns for whoever is running, and he apparently believes everything piped down to his level. There is no arguing with people like this. He doesn't understand why I won't vote for Kerry. He really thinks it would be better if the UN was in charge of the world, and that there is nothing wrong with them making the USA do whatever the UN thinks is best.

And now I have to go back and work with him again today!

Posted by Beth at 06:33 AM

March 12, 2004


Who Really Cares About Endorsements?


It seems that every labor union, special interest group, newspaper and magazine spends a lot of time deciding on who they will endorse for everything from Dogcatcher to President.

Personally, I don't make up my mind on who to vote for based on an endorsement by the National Society for the Prevention of Trashy Trailer Parks or an endorsement by the New York Times. I can't imagine that most people do that.

Candidates seem to believe that every autoworker in the country will vote for them if they get the autoworkers union endorsement. It's not like every autoworker gets to vote for who their union endorses. Labor unions are not exactly democracies when it comes to endorsements. The big shots get to decide these things, not the worker on the assembly line.

And now, Kerry seems to be hinting that he has the endorsement of several foreign governments. (I say aruhhh to that - think of Scooby Doo's little noise when he is confused - the one where he cocks his head to one side- that is what aruhhh is).

Now, I think Kerry is a little wacko if he thinks that Americans in general are going to vote for Kerry because some foreign government wants Kerry in power. Most of us, at least I hope most of us, would rather that we decide who governs us, not France or Germany, or even our pals, England and Australia.

Of course, these 'endorsements' of Kerry's can't be verified. He won't even say which foreign governments want him to beat Bush. Could they be the endorsements of governments who don't like the fact that the US is defending itself from terror attacks under Bush?

What concerns me even more is the thought of a candidate talking to foreign leaders and saying bad things about the Bush Presidency - to me, that just seems wrong, it gives the appearance of pandering to foreign governments, and maybe even being an agent of foreign governments. Some people might even consider it close to treason - but I suspect that is going a little too far.

I just don't see how making such claims will help Kerry's campaign.

Cori Dauber and Scott Deatherage of Rantingprofs (and they are actually University professors) have an excellent post about Kerry's foreign endorsement claims.

Here is an excerpt:

at what point did it become appropriate for a candidate for office to have contact with foreign leaders? Doesn't Kerry realize the damage that can do? If he leads any foreign leader to believe that he'd be more sympathetic to their arguments and interests -- which clearly he's done -- how isn't that a signal to those countries to hold off any dealings with this administration in the hopes it will soon be sent packing and they'll be able to do better? And if that's the case, then why isn't Kerry now interfering with American foreign policy in a way that could potentially benefit him (by reducing the level of success this administration can chalk up between now and the elections since at least some leaders will be stonewalling hoping for a better deal)? No doubt some of that kind of stonewalling is likely with other governments during any election season -- should Kerry be explicitly encouraging it?

By the way, I am adding Rantingprofs to my blogroll. It's an excellent blog.

Posted by Beth at 10:28 AM

March 09, 2004


California has some nutty people


California lawmakers propose lowering voting age to 14 for state elections.

They are not mature enough to drive at age 14, but they are old enough to vote?

"A proposed amendment to California's constitution would give 16-year-olds a half-vote and 14-year-olds a quarter-vote in state elections"

Counting votes by halves and quarters of votes.

"If we could vote, politicians would see us as votes, not just kids, and they would take our issues seriously," said Robert Reynolds, a student at Berkeley High School.

I don't believe I have ever taken anyone from Berkely seriously. Does anyone else?


Posted by Beth at 03:11 PM

March 07, 2004


Democrats and Taxes


I have been travelling every week since January 9th, with only a day or two home before I had to fly off again. During this time, most of the news I got was from Fox Friends in the mornings while I dressed for work and the free USA Today rag that I get as a steady hotel guest.

I don't know why the Democrats keep coming up with condescending know-it-alls for their nominees. Back in the 2000 race, Al Gore lectured the country in his speeches. His tone of voice and choice of words always made me feel like he was reaching out to the slightly retarded voters of America (those who did not see things his way). He lectured us on how all children now need government sponsored preschool, and how rich people should never get a tax cut - and his definition of rich would include me. (ha! I drive a 1991 Mazda Protege with 285,000 miles on it).

What annoyed me even more about Al Gore was the fact that he was, and is, stinking rich. He has never had to truly work for a living. Why did he think I was rich?

And now, the Democrats have annointed John Kerry. He, like Al Gore, knows what is best for Americans. He apparently knows more than anyone, at least that is what his speaking demeanor seems to indicate.
At the same time, he claims to speak for the little people, those who are poor and lower middle class. Oh, and I guess he thinks he speaks for the middle class, but I don't think he has any idea where we are.

John Kerry has never known a poor moment in his life. I'll guarantee that he has never had to pawn the jewelry he inherited from his grandmother to pay the power bill. I'll bet you $100 that he has never pulled all the cushions off the sofa looking for enough change to go buy a burger. And I'm pretty sure he did not live on Kraft Macaroni and Cheese dinners in college.

Do you think John Kerry has ever *had* to have a garage sale to make ends meet? Do you suppose he ever had his power turned off because he didn't have enough to make the full payment?

John Kerry has no fricking clue what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck, without enough income to even have a credit card. He has absolutely no idea what it's like to have to sew your own clothes from cheap fabric at Walmart to save money for groceries and utilities. But damn, John Kerry sure claims to speak for those of us who have ever had a hard time! He knows what we need, don't you know!

He came from money and he married into money - twice. Yet, he, like Gore before him, tells us all that rich people don't pay enough in taxes, and then defines our income as being in the rich bracket. John and I earn our money. We didn't marry into it or inherit it or grow up in super-wealthy Eastern Blue Blood families. And now, he would like to just take our money, earned with our hard work and sacrifices, by taxing 'The Rich' more, by rolling back the Bush tax cuts.

What annoys me even more about John Kerry (aside from his idiotic ideas about National Defense) is that he thinks that a good chunk of the middle class is rich. The most common Democrat definition of 'The Rich' seems to be any family who makes over 2 times the median income. According to the most recent Census Bureau stats that I could find, the median income for all families in 2001 was $60,335. So anyone making over $120,670 is rich, rich, rich.

But is this really true? No way! The median income means that 1/2 of all families make under $60,335 and 1/2 make over $60,335. That includes people who work part time only. It includes people on welfare. It includes people on Social Security. It includes anyone who files income taxes.

John and I do not feel rich. We have a kid in college, we are trying to make improvements to our home and we both work very long and hard hours to earn our money.

What irks me the most, is that the Democrats make the assumption that what I earn belongs to them. That they know better than I do how to spend my money. If Kerry is elected and the Democrats have their way, my incentive to be productive will be decreased by the amount of money they steal from me.

Of course, I suspect the Democrats don't really like those of us who are super productive - we make the less motivated people who don't earn as much feel bad about themselves, and we probably earn quite a bit more than those who are not as productive. Naturally, then, we must be punished and taxed, to make it more fair.

harumph.

Posted by Beth at 07:11 PM

February 22, 2004


By the way ...


John Kerry is a Liberal Asshat

Posted by Beth at 01:47 PM

February 04, 2004


Heh, I match John exactly!


I always thought he was way more conservative than me, but I was wrong...

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Posted by Beth at 08:14 PM

January 28, 2004


I hope that Bush changes his mind


He is going to lose a lot support over actions like this:Bush Is Said to Seek More Money for Arts.

He is spending too much money on things other than the war. Way too much. And to spend more money on the Endowment for the Arts is a slap in the face to many moderate and conservative voters.

I don't my taxes to go to any more crucifixes soaking in urine or sculptures of the Virgin Mary made out of excrement.

He is going to blow the election by doing this shit - the left wingers are not going to vote for him, no matter how much money he gives their favorite causes. Who the hell is advising him?

Posted by Beth at 11:42 PM


Will wonders never cease ...


Apology, resignation from BBC


LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Errors in a provocative report on Iraqi weapons by Britain's dominant broadcaster has prompted an apology and a resignation from the global network.
BBC Chairman Gavyn Davies announced Wednesday he would resign in the wake of an independent panel's evaluation of certain BBC stories. Those stories, by reporter Andrew Gilligan, claimed Tony Blair's government had hyped Saddam Hussein's weapons threat, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Posted by Beth at 06:07 PM

January 27, 2004


Unbelievable Franken


Al Franken decided to take matters into his own hands and tackled a heckler at a Dean Rally.

"I got down low and took his legs out," said Franken afterwards.

Franken said he's not backing Dean but merely wanted to protect the right of people to speak freely. "I would have done it if he was a Dean supporter at a Kerry rally," he said.

"I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down."

Hmmmmm. Geeeeee. If he is for 'freedom of speech', why would he tackle some guy who was exercising that freedom?

I hope the victim sues him for assault. Hey, People, you cannot put your hands on another person just because you don't like what they say, or because they are interrupting someone.

Sheesh.


Posted by Beth at 04:27 PM

January 24, 2004


I want the Democrats to have a decent nominee


Many of you will think I'm nutsy to say that, but we need two parties. If the Democrats choose an obviously unbalanced candidate like Dean or Clark, the Republicans get too much power. If the Republicans put up a weak candidate, the pendulum can swing the other way - look at Goldwater (though he seemed less rightwing as time went by). His candidacy gave the Democrats a lot of power for a long time.

The Democrats have weakened tremendously in the last 10 years or so. They are just not even close to having the same views as the average citizen, so they don't get elected to governerships and Congress at anywhere near the rate they used to. This is not a good thing. We need argument and discussion and that dirty word, consensus, in our world.

The Democrats have swung so far to the left that many of us have written them off completely. Their strident, mean-spirited rants are a turn off. As soon as I hear the whining or angry voices on the TV or Radio, I just turn them off. I can't bear to listen to their bullshit when they go on these tyrades.

I believe the Democrats have lost sight of the fact that they are supposed to represent their constituencies - not other countries, not the UN, not left-wing university professors. They are losing their base because they want to be world polititians, not representatives of the people of the USA.

They are losing their base because they treat the American Public like children. They tell us what we want. They tell us what is best for us, from what medical choices we should make to how to raise our children, to how we can spend the money we work hard to earn. They think we are stupid. As far as the typical Democrat is concerned, if someone doesn't believe in the same things they do, we are stupid. How arrogant that is!

So, I want the Democrats to have a decent candidate. I want them to truly be more representative of the people who vote for them. I want the Americans to go to the polls in great numbers because we have a true choice. A choice that would encourage us to consider who we vote for with great care.

Joe Lieberman might be a decent candidate. I may disagree with a lot of his ideas, but I respect his demeanor and integrity. Other than Joe, I don't see a Democratic candidate running who is worth the paper to vote for them. Lieberman is the only one who understands that we must defend ourselves against those who would kill us all.

Too bad it is extremely unlikely that the Democrats will choose a reasonable person as their nominee.

Posted by Beth at 08:57 AM


Clark doesn't need to obey the laws


Because he wants to be KING, and if he says its okay, its okay.The attorney general's office is investigating whether a survey conducted by Gen. Wesley Clark's presidential campaign this week in North Dakota was a violation of the state's new "do not call" law.

Posted by Beth at 07:03 AM

January 23, 2004


Hee hee hee!


Da Commissar has found the original lyrics to Rod Stewart's "Maggie May":
Howie Dee

Posted by Beth at 07:18 AM

January 21, 2004


Politics


Am I the only one who cringes when Nancy Pelosi speaks? I was appalled at her words - the 'stench of American occupation'. Would she have said the same thing after World War II - we had occupation forces in Japan, after all. I have searched trying to find the text of Ms. Pelosi's speach, but all the networks have cut out the above phrase. To hear it, go here.

Posted by Beth at 06:21 AM

January 09, 2004


Dowingba needs a Conservative Mentor


Dowingba was kicked out of the Liberal Coalition for not being liberal enough. But he's not quite ready to become a Conservative.


As it stands today, I am ashamed to call myself a Liberal. The Liberal movement (or as I call it now, the "Anti-Bush Movement"), is not respectable anymore; and while I still respect many Liberals, it's mostly because I live in a place that is absolutely laden with them. (Even the "wingers" here call themselves "Progressive" Conservatives, and are probably about as Conservative as the Democrats in America.) I wish I wasn't a Liberal, but unfortunately I am. I am, however, open to suggestions.
Please, this is a plea. Somebody out there please brainwash me! I can't stand it any longer.

I'm not the best convincer, so I am calling upon those of you who write well, to go to Dowingba's blog and convince him of what is Right.

Posted by Beth at 04:06 PM

December 14, 2003


One must wonder about the sanity of some of these folks!


Here is one of the comments from Howard Dean's Blog for America

"Now more than ever we need Dean as President. He would pardon Saddam, the right thing to do." Posted by Freda Sorce at December 14, 2003 12:24 PM

I bet this makes Howard Dean proud, that he has such supporters!

Update: Another Dean supporter has this to say:

Look- this is great news for us as well. The capture of Saddam means that the resistance can take on a nationalist image. In order for us to win, the Iraqi people must work to defeat the imperialist aggressor mecenaries which we have sent to their country.

Let them send home one hundred thousand of our imperailists dead- then the American people will know never to trust a Republican again.

Posted by Invincible Dean at December 14, 2003 12:21 PM


Posted by Beth at 11:33 AM

December 09, 2003


This Dennis person


makes me want to scream - I can't say a thing about how awful Kucinich is, so go read Baldilocks. and my beloved, John of Arrggghhh!

Posted by Beth at 08:34 PM