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September 30, 2006

97 reasons(+ 1)....

.... not to vote Democrat on Election day are made more than apparent by two of my favorite right-thinking women.

Raven of And Rightly So posts on 97 excellent reasons here,

and the venerable Melanie Morgan provides another sterling reason here.

Those Democrats have really changed since the days of JFK, it seems all the fight's gone out of them, except where their wars against our national security and the preservation of the American way of life are concerned.

Posted by Seth at 09:55 AM | Comments (18) |


In my last post, I screwed up twice -- I didn't title it, so I cannot now access it to amend anything as I need the title to click on to do so {man vs computer}, and I neglected to put in the link I'd intended to Kat's site, Cathouse Chat, a good place to go for both reading and espresso. :-)

Posted by Seth at 09:45 AM |

On Friday {yesterday} my modem went south and I couldn’t get online – the fine folks at Roadrunner, Time-Warner’s fast and fine Internet service provider, couldn’t get anybody out here until this afternoon – bummer! I was taking a couple of days’ respite from working on occupational projects, and ended up using the time to finish a novel I was reading, do a few formerly procrastinated-upon things around the house and watch more TV than usual. Among the things I watched on the tube were The Devil’s Advocate and some really corny “horror” film called Chopping Mall, which was about a bunch of killer robots, part of the after hours proprietary security system at a mall, that was killing off young, festive mall employees having a late-night party on the premises. Chopping Mall does not pose any sort of threat to Gone With The Wind as far as rankings in the annals of cinema history are concerned, trust me on this one.

I did listen to a lot of music, including some great, mellow old music I had forgotten about, such singles as Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne, Judy Collins’ Both Sides Now, Till Tuesday’s Voices Carry, the Monkees’ Sometime In The Morning, The Bangles’ Return Post, The Doors’ Touch Me, Helen Reddy’s Peaceful and Simon & Garfunkels’ For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her, to name a few.

I did my listening and reading out on my back deck, a seriously peaceful, vividly green (except for the profusion of colorful flowering plants, exotic rose bushes, etc) environment full of bird music and assorted critters passing through, and enjoyed my day immensely, also taking the time to prepare a rather large langoste an ongoing client of mine in the West Indies sent me, on ice, as a gift. I boiled the meaty, clawless lobster for about ten minutes, seasoned it with my favorite Cajun spices, then completed its preparation on my barbecue grill, cooking it over mesquite. I dined upon it with a steamed artichoke w/ melted garlic butter and some Long Island grown rhubarb I did with brown sugar. It was awesome. Shamefully, I’ll admit that the rhubarb was dessert and that I smothered it in whipped cream, but Yum!

My beverage of choice for the day was what I call Irish Espresso {my own recent concoction}:

4 oz espresso
1 ½ oz Bushmills malt whiskey
Steamed milk
Chocolate powder sprinkled on top

Good practice for the winter months’ hot toddy days.

I presently own my first ever espresso maker, which is actually 50% of a West Bend combo coffee maker and espresso machine, anything but the device of a connoisseur. Whenever I use it to make an espresso, a macchiato or a capucino, I get a small complex. For this, we can thank my good friend Kat, of Cathouse Chat fame, LOL. When I was up visiting her and her super family back in early August -- in fact, on my birthday -- for a get together of blogger friends, she served me espresso(it was deeeelicious!) made with a serious business espresso machine, and when I bought my West Bend thing, she made sure I knew that it wasn’t anything anyone serious about espresso would own, LOL.

However, I’ve really gotten into it, and I would put an espresso, a macchiato or capucino I make in my “dubious” device up against any made in a high-fallutin’, bona fide, certified, accredited, fancy professional espresso machine any day. Just think of the boasting I’ll be able to do once I own a real live, serious bizness, feniculi fenicula, “when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie” espresso machine. Adam West and Burt Ward will be all over me – “Holy latte, Batman, it’s The Boaster!”

As I’ve long used Café Bustelo as my brand of regular coffee – Bustelo is an espresso roast/grind, I don’t have to change brands to make espresso drinks. Yum, and I mean effin Yum!

Funny, but my modem mysteriously resurrected itself this morning. I called Time Warner, thinking to cancel the tech dude’s visit, and they recommended I have him/ her (actually, I’ve never had a woman show up to install or service phone, Internet, satellite TV or other technical concerns, but *I know they’re out there somewhere) come check it out, anyway, to forestall any future similar events.

* A Moody Blues track of similar name was also on my yesterday’s playlist.

Posted by Seth at 09:34 AM | Comments (17) |

September 28, 2006

This 7 November....

.... it is crucial that all those among us with their heads screwed on right, who cherish liberty and want to survive as both a nation based on freedom and in possibly millions of cases as living and breathing human beings, get to the polls and vote.

The opposition, those to the left side of the aisle, are neither fit nor credible enough to trust with the governing of this great country. One responsibility the current crop of Democrats in Congress refuse to countenance is that of putting the country before their own partisan political agendas, and they say and do whatever it takes, truth not an issue, to rabidly hammer their dubious diatribes into the American consciousness.

Thespis, of Thespis Journal, has this highly accurate take on today's Democrats and why they need to be defeated come November.


When you are voting this November consider the following serial pattern of lying, deceitfulness, deception, and use of counterfeit grievances by the radical liberals against President Bush and the Republicans.


AJ Strata believes, as do I, that the republicans will retain control of both houses on the night of November 7, 2006. The liberals are morally and intellectually bankrupt. Their blitz of conspiracy theories, born in the defeat of Al Gore in 2000, has made today’s democrat party the party of the delusional, the disaffected, the demonizers, and deranged. Let’s hope that the defeatocrats experience the wrath of an unexpected and underestimated conservative turn out this November.

You've read the beginning and the end, now go and read all that comes in between in the well written and conceived linked post.


More on the importance of getting out those votes 40 days from today can be found with Gayle, at My Republican Blog.

Posted by Seth at 04:49 AM | Comments (26) |

Treason With Impunity

If you only read one post at one blog today, it's got to be this one.

Posted by Seth at 04:26 AM |

September 27, 2006


Time for a wee-hours-of-the-morning feast.

Another Seth kind of thing, knockwursts and sauerkraut over a thin spread of dijon mustard {made in Canada, as French products are forbidden in my house} in open-faced sandwich format on rye bread, ramen noodles and fresh tomatoes smothered in Marie's creamy Italian dressing.


Posted by Seth at 09:24 PM | Comments (13) |

Failures In Action

The last two Democrat administrations, totalling a dozen years, failed us miserably.

So what do we get as consolation prizes?

We get Failure #1, the 4-year-failure, travelling the globe, badmouthing our country at every turn while swallowing sans gag reflex for our enemies. They love his deep-throated voice.

We get Failure #2, the 8-year-failure, losing his composure, big time, during a FOX interview. The only thing he didn't do was challenge his host to a fist fight. This particular failure constituted a moral blemish on our country during the 1990s. He couldn't even be faithful to his wife, how could anyone have expected him to be faithful to his country?

Just speculating on the merits, or lack thereof, of those our anti-morality, anti-America political party chooses next to try to elect to the highest office in the land when they are able to catch America sleeping.... The gigolo last candidate they served up, the fella with the dubiously documented war record, sure proved a piece of work...

What will they endeavor to foist upon us next, the sociopathic wife of Failure #2?

Posted by Seth at 08:07 PM |

September 26, 2006

Before I Head Out....

.... I want to post this highly relevant and telling article. I have to head to the airport in a couple of hours, and this will be the last you hear from me for a couple of days, but this is too important not to post first:

I've said this before and I don't think I can ever say it enough: It truly aggravates me that the majority of my fellow American Jews are Democrats and/or liberals.

The American left is no friend of Israel, they continuously support the Jewish State's enemies, who just happen to be enemies of the United States and of every aspect of our way of life, and of late the Democrats have taken a critical stance toward Israel's self defense efforts, as well, ignoring reality altogether in favor of political illusion.

The overwhelming number of Democrats on the Hill vote continuously in favor of those seeking to destroy Israel, and American Jews support these folks.

To coin a phrase, "What's up with that?"

The linked article is a must-read, go for it!

A major hat tip, here, along with a generous helping of gratitude for sharing, to Civil Truth.

Posted by Seth at 12:13 AM | Comments (8) |

September 25, 2006


I will be offshore for a couple of days in meetings with a client, and will most likely not be heard from until Thursday.

Just to let y'all know why I may not be replying to comments until then, or posting anything new.

Posted by Seth at 10:35 AM |

September 24, 2006


Terrorist Bloopers.

Now this is funny.

Posted by Seth at 05:30 PM | Comments (6) |

Islam Vs The Rest Of Us

I recently ran across this three year old article by Moshe Sharon, who is an Islamic History professor living and teaching in Israel.

Mr. Sharon defines, without the muting effect of political correctness, the reasons why Islam is not coexistentially compatible with the rest of the planet's population -- no, liberals, by "population", I do not mean people, dolphins, spotted owls and all G-d's other critters, I just mean people. You know, humans.

While he cites Judaism and Christianity as Islam's antithesis', the Muslims break the world down to two basic entities, these being Dar al Islam, the House of Islam, and Dar al Haab, the House of War. The former, which translates into the House of Submission (to Islam/Allah) includes all Muslims. The latter pretty much speaks for itself: If you're not Muslim, then Islam is at war with you.

Of course, out of Allah's supreme fairness, the ideal is that Islam offers infidels options. They offer three premium packages to choose from:

a) you may convert to Islam and live under the thumb of opressive Sharia law,

b) you may assume a role of dhimmitude, where-in you have the opportunity to live as a zillionth class citizen without legal rights of any kind, be subservient to all Muslims and pay a poll tax for the great opportunity to live in perpetual humiliation and shame {Dhimmitude is the preferred option of liberals, as their media sound bytes and their political obstruction of our country's self-defense measures would seem to indicate}.

c) you may be put to death.

So many choices, so little time!

There is a fourth choice, of course, but it's not in any of the brochures: Unite behind the President in the Global War On Terror and let our senators and representatives know in no uncertain terms that this is what we expect of them, as well. Demand that the media be held more responsible and let they themselves know, through increased or decreased patronage, that they need to be a damn sight more truthful in their coverage of the war, and put aside their political agendas until the enemy has been vanquished.

Seth, to quote the great Ronald Reagan, "There you go again!"

Ooops, sorry, back on topic. The linked article is sort of lengthy but worth the read. I particularly enjoyed the way the author phrased the second paragraph:

All of a sudden we see that the greatest interpreters of Islam are politicians in the western world. They know better than all the speakers in the mosques, all those who deliver terrible sermons against anything that is either Christian or Jewish. These western politicians know that there is good Islam and bad Islam. They know even how to differentiate between the two, except that none of them know how to read a word of Arabic.

At any rate, Moshe Sharon lays out the entire thing, the irreconcileable differences between Islam and JudeoChristianity that demand that Muslims eliminate non-Muslims.

So go read the article and then come back....

Here's that link again.

We see on a regular basis these days that Islam's claim to being the "Religion of Peace" is a crock of recycled provender. Most recently, when the Pope recapped a centuries old observation, not his own, to the effect that Islam is a religion of violence, Muslims disputed this claim by being violent and calling for the murder of the Pontiff!

"We're not violent, but if you accuse us of being violent, we will kill you!"

Didn't Kirk, Spock and McCoy once blow out the logic circuits of a whole army of robots using that kind of reasoning?

One of those kindly, godly, real men of the Religion of Peace even shot a nun in the back.

And despite all these goings on, a lot of obtuse politicians, obtuse news editors and obtuse members of the voting public still seem to swallow the "Religion of Peace" mallarkey, and will cheerfully continue to do so right up until a suitcase nuke goes off in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Wilkes-Barre or Kalamazoo and hundreds of thousands to millions of Americans die. 50% of the blame will belong to the terrorists and 50% will go to the stupid, self seeking or politically motivated pieces of treasonous crotch-rot that either obstructed or publicized our intelligence gathering operations and capabilities or emboldened the enemy by leading them to believe that most of America sympathized with them. At that point, the John McCains, Bill Kellers and John Murthas of our society will be just as guilty of the mass murder of Americans as the terrorists will be.

A harsh sentiment, perhaps, but these are people who are knowingly endangering American lives in order to pursue their own ambitions and/or political objectives. In the politicians' cases, we are talking grossly irresponsible behavior for elected leaders. In Keller's case, no matter his and the left's politically convenient interpretation of the law, it is treason, period.

Okay, okay, I know I'm ranting, but what can I say? I'm ranting the truth, so....

In the Some Other Good Reading Department, I refer you to an on-point Islam-related post by Mustang, at Social Sense.

Posted by Seth at 01:35 AM | Comments (19) |

September 18, 2006

One Theory....

.... I have been mulling over regarding the motivation behind some of the otherwise unfathomable peculiarities of today's liberal-infested Democratic Party deals with their resistance {is that understated, or what?} to the President's endeavors at fighting the Global war On Terror and keeping Islamofascists from committing acts of terrorism on U.S. soil.

Now, it's immediately obvious (at least it is to anyone with an IQ above 6) that the liberal media and of course most of the rest of the Democrats we hear from, operating under the nickname of "the Angry Left", have been seething mad since one Tuesday in November, 2000, when George W. Bush beat Al Gore in a Presidential election. After several decades, they'd finally had one of their own in the White House for two whole terms, and they thought they were on a roll -- Al Gore was obviously going to win, how could a "dumb redneck" like Dubya possibly even dream of defeating Gore? Keep in mind, here, that liberals seem to think that everyone shares their political philosophies, because.... because.... well, how couldn't they?

And then Bush won. I think that was when the left actually became totally "unhinged" (Michelle Malkin definitely hit the nail right on the head with that book title). It was incomprehensible! It was monstrous! It couldn't be! It was not acceptable that the majority of American voters thought Bush would be a better President than Gore! So the debacle began, a spectacle that demeaned the American political system in the eyes of the rest of the world as the left made a judicial spectacle of the unsatisfying election results, going all the way to the Supreme Court.

This is the left's answer to everything these days -- if they can't get no.... satisfaction.... via the proper channels, call these channels (Congress, the polls) Daddy, they go crying to Mommy.... The Court. As they make legal issues out of legislative decisions they don't like, after the 2000 election they ran bawling to SCOTUS, accusing the GOP of "cheating".

Fortunately, despite a lot of arm-waving about "hanging chads" and other moonbattery, the desperate, flabbergasted lefties received no solace there. SCOTUS didn't go with the program, and George W. Bush became the next President of these here United States. Yay!

From the time he was sworn in, Dubya has been the target of more irresponsibly conceived, extremely disrespectful, immature and certainly rabid, drooling verbal and written attacks by both the mainstream media and our nation's entire inventory of liberals, to whom the MSM caters.

That's fine, as Americans we enjoy the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Then we endured the terrible tragedy of 9/ 11. During the Clinton years, Americans and American interests had been attacked by Islamic terrorists numerous times, and the "honorable" William Jefferson Clinton had played the passive resistance game or something similar {just ignore them and they'll go away?}, so the Islamofascists had perceived rightly that the U.S. was, collectively, a physical coward that could be "bitch slapped" and be too afraid to fight back -- except they miscalculated, they didn't take into account that a liberal was running the country, not a conservative.

After 11 September 2001, Bush responded in a 180 to Clinton's mode of being CEO of the United States Government. He launched a global war against Islamic terrorism. We invaded Afghanistan and kicked butt in record time, ousting the Taliban, and later invaded Iraq, taking down Saddam's government. After each defeat of bad guys, we helped their former subjects construct new governments. Democratic ones, where the people could determine whom and of what political dogmas their leaders were, and could have a say in the making of their laws.

Anyway, I've been digressing big time, but I've felt that giving background was a good idea, here.

To get back on topic, well, here we have the left.... Hooray, Left!!!!.... You fucking idiots!

Bush got reelected, defeating Jacques Kerry, which caused a new symptom of mental anguish, a genuine terrifying emotional malady called BDS{Bush Derangement Syndrome}

Bush Derangement Syndrome, imagine that! A disease worse even than rabies, though certainly related. Instead of being a fear of water, though, it was a fear of a "shrub" that the terrifying water had helped grow.

Okay, now ....

Back to the Angry Left.

They were .... angry enough at Bush's first victory, but once he had beaten Kerry -- a second winning of the Presidency in a row -- they apparently went completely around the bend....

They developed a new mission in life -- Damn all! Get Bush out of office at any cost! Obstruct him at every turn! We hate his so-called War On Terror, so let's make him lose it! Lie, cheat, steal {wait, before you object to the last, remember Sandy Burglar Berger.... The MSM helped all they could, a superb example being the New York Times, who went so far, on two (count 'em, 2) occasions, as to publish U.S. intelligence secrets so that the enemy got a "heads-up" and could rethink their strategies. The left has done all they can to sabotage Mr. Bush's war effort and his national security policies so as to help the Islamofascists butcher Americans and make the President fail.

Just so they might get their own politicians elected.

Right now, I'll acknowledge that Nixon had similar motives in his time that led to the Watergate kerfuffle, so anyone who wishes, still, to bring up that comparison in comments is now on notice -- we agree there, so if it's referred to in any argument, it will be ignored.

There is a difference... no one sought tragedy as a way of implementing their policy, as the Democrats do now.

Ah, finally, after all the background, we have reached the stage wherein I can make my point! Yes, friends, there is actually a point to all this.

We have an enemy, Islam, that is the antithesis of our concept of freedom. It is attacking us in a murderously brutal way, its targets innocent civilians, its ultimate goal rulership of the entire planet according to its ruthless, intrusive and oppressive Sharia law, a legal system that relegates women to the same social strata as toilet water and demands that the rest of us tow a line not far removed from spiritual, mental and physical slavery. A religion that orders its followers to murder anyone who doesn't believe as its own followers do.

You know, with all this background, I've seriously digressed!

Okay, here goes --

During the Cold War, all the folks that joined the American Communist Party came from Democrat/ liberal origins. Argue all you want, Communist Party Presidential candidate Angela Davis was no Republican.

Today, because they're pissed off that Bush got reelected, the same people are willing to sabotage him every way possible.... They would actually love to see Islam win.

....so we come to the "why"....

Because they hate Bush? Welllll, here's where the theory comes into play.

They will never be dissuaded from their opinion that they will eventually be able to reason with Islamofascsm. They are convinced that they are dealing with people who think and reason on the same plain they do.

So they are willing to do whatever they can to make Dubya fail, wrongfully thinking that they'll later be able to come to an agreement with Islam.

However, let's look back on their track record.

Today, they entertain socialist ambitions for our country. Yesterday, pure Marxist.

So --

the left doesn't believe that the people should make their own laws, a dictatorial gov't should do so.

So they supported the Commies for years, now the same people support anyone who is anti-Bush, especially Islamofascism.

Islam promises to micromanage our very lives.

That must turn today's Democrats on -- if we can't have the details of our lives dictated by communists, we'll let our friends of "the Religion Of Peace" make the rules.

Someone has to dictate, right? People, according to the Democrats, can't manage their lives without government leadership and regulation, so....

Islamofascism promises a way that the people can be ruled, as the left feels we need to be.

Sure, why not?

Unfortunately, surrendering to Islamofascism will prove a mite more extreme than surrendering even to the Nazis might have been.

Senators and Reps and rich people who believe that their wealth and/or previous status will be greeted with respect, will be treated like scum.

They all believe that Islam will treat them diplomatically, provide them deferential treatment for supporting Islam... throughout history, conquerors have left business dynasties alone. Islam will do the opposite: It will butcher them. They will be stripped of every aspect of their lives as they know them.

An Islamic will sneer at a wealthy liberal and say, "Shoot this pestilant piece of camel fesces! The infidel scum has served his purpose!"

Posted by Seth at 02:53 PM | Comments (38) |

September 17, 2006

The Loss Of National Unity

I'm not even going to put in my own 2 cents on this one, it's just so perfectly said by brother blogger Old Soldier

Posted by Seth at 12:36 AM | Comments (2) |

September 16, 2006

This Is So Definitive....

....of the liberal state of mind, LOL!!!!

Dear Abby:

I am a crack dealer in New Jersey who has recently been diagnosed as a carrier of the HIV virus. My parents live in a suburb of Philadelphia and one of my sisters, who lives in Bensenville, is married to a transvestite. My father and mother have recently been arrested for growing and selling marijuana and are currently dependent on my other two sisters who are prostitutes in Jersey City.

I have two brothers. One is currently serving a non-parole life sentence in Attica for murder of a teenage boy in 1994. The other brother is currently being held in the Wellington Remand Center on charges of neglecting his three children.

I have recently become engaged to marry a former Thai prostitute who lives in the Bronx and, indeed, is still a part-time "working girl" in a brothel. Her time there is limited, however, as we hope to open our own brothel with her as the working manager. I am hoping my two sisters would be interested in joining our team. Although I would prefer them not to prostitute themselves, it would get them off the street, and, hopefully, the heroin.

My problem is this: I love my fiancé and look forward to bringing her into the family, and of course, I want to be totally honest with her.

Should I tell her about my cousin who voted for Bush?


Worried About My Reputation


Posted by Seth at 11:15 PM | Comments (22) |

The One Thing Clinton Did "Right"...

... thanks entirely to the Republican led Congress, was indeed signing the Welfare Reform Act which, predictably, drew a lot of animosity from the entire spectrum of his entitlement spending afficionado, liberal constituency.

Jeff Jacoby has it spot-on.

For all that Clinton got wrong, welfare reform was one thing he ended up getting very right. He had vetoed two previous reform bills passed by the Republican-controlled Congress, and when the House and Senate came back with a third bill, liberal pressure for another veto was intense. But political strategist Dick Morris warned Clinton that a third veto could cost him the 1996 election, and so, pronouncing it a "historic opportunity to do what is right," he signed the bill.

The chorus of outrage from the left was deafening. Marian Wright Edelman, chairman of the Children's Defense Fund, warned that Clinton's signature would "leave a moral blot on his presidency and on our nation." Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont denounced the bill as "anti-family, anti child, and mean-spirited." Hugh Price, head of the National Urban League, declared that "Washington has decided to end the War on Poverty and begin a war on children." Ted Kennedy labeled the new law "legislative child abuse." Daniel Patrick Moynihan went so far as to call it "the most brutal act of social policy we have known since Reconstruction."

As usual, the left was right in there with predictions of the most dire consequences, desperate as always to spend every dime possible of The American Taxpayer's money on wasteful social programs in order to keep their bread and butter voting block intact.

Well, lo and behold, it turns out that these people didn't really need the Democrats after all, once they faced the necessity of standing on their own two feet they did just fine by themselves...

Over and over it was said that welfare reform would wreak social devastation, throwing vast numbers of people, including a million children, into poverty.

Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey fretted that poor children would be reduced to "begging for money, begging for food, and even . . . engaging in prostitution." Peter Edelman, the husband of Marian Wright Edelman and an assistant secretary of health and human services, resigned in protest and condemned the new law in a long article — "The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done" — in The Atlantic. It predicted, among other things, "more malnutrition and more crime, increased infant mortality, and increased drug and alcohol abuse . . . increased family violence and abuse against children and women." All in all, he concluded, this "terrible legislation" would do "serious injury to American children."

It did none of those things.

The left loves to use childrens' wellbeing wherever it's convenient in their political arguments, which is interesting in itself as they also support murdering the same children, while still in the foetus stage, wherever possible.

Read the entire OpEd.

Posted by Seth at 07:35 PM |

Obsessing On Bush

Peggy Noonan's got a good take on why the Democrats aren't likely to do very well in upcoming elections.

The most telling part of the OpEd is here:

The Democrats' mistake--ironically, in a year all about Mr. Bush--is obsessing on Mr. Bush. They've been sucker-punched by their own animosity.

"The Democrats now are incapable of answering a question on policy without mentioning Bush six times," says pollster Kellyanne Conway. " 'What is your vision on Iraq?' 'Bush lied us into war.' 'Health care? 'Bush hasn't a clue.' They're so obsessed with Bush it impedes them from crafting and communicating a vision all their own." They heighten Bush by hating him.

One of the oldest clichés in politics is, "You can't beat something with nothing." It's a cliché because it's true. You have to have belief, and a program. You have to look away from the big foe and focus instead on the world and philosophy and programs you imagine.

Mr. Bush's White House loves what the Democrats are doing. They want the focus on him. That's why he's out there talking, saying Look at me.

Because familiarity doesn't only breed contempt, it can breed content. Because if you're going to turn away from him, you'd better be turning toward a plan, and the Democrats don't appear to have one.

Which leaves them unlikely to win leadership. And unworthy of it, too.

This is true. When you ask a Democrat for a better plan than one we're implementing now that he or she disapproves of, you rarely get an answer -- you get Bush innuendo. Very confidence inspiring, that. It's funny that while the left call themselves progressives, they invariably fail to progress away from strategies that have already shown themselves to be failures.

The entire Peggy Noonan OpEd can be read here.

Posted by Seth at 06:54 PM | Comments (5) |

September 15, 2006

Yeah, More Wal-Mart

This OpEd by George Will is too on-point not to share, as there has recently been much ado here and elsewhere about the Democrats' War On Wal-Mart.

An excerpt:

...More than 25,000 people applied for the 325 openings.

Which vexes liberals such as John Kerry. (He and his helpmeet last shopped at Wal-Mart when?) In 2004 he tested what has become one of the Democrats' 2006 themes: Wal-Mart is, he said, "disgraceful" and symbolic of "what's wrong with America." By now Democrats have succeeded, to their embarrassment (if they are susceptible to that), in making the basic numbers familiar:

The median household income of Wal-Mart shoppers is under $40,000. Wal-Mart, the most prodigious job-creator in the history of the private sector in this galaxy, has almost as many employees (1.3 million) as the U.S. military has uniformed personnel. A McKinsey company study concluded that Wal-Mart accounted for 13 percent of the nation's productivity gains in the second half of the 1990s, which probably made Wal-Mart about as important as the Federal Reserve in holding down inflation.

Read the entire article, it does tend to make one scratch ones' head while speculating on the thought processes, or lack thereof, of those who hammer out policy for today's Democratic Party..

Posted by Seth at 06:00 AM | Comments (23) |

September 13, 2006

Another Report For Liberals To Ignore....

....why, you ask?

Because any report that doesn't echo the "Bush Lied!" mantra is rejected out of hand by liberals, whereas any report, no matter the paucity of supporting evidence to support the left's bumpersticker theme, is automatically considered gospel, invoking a collective murmur of approval from beneath millions of tinfoil hats.

For instance, in this NewsMax article,

On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source was reliably saying that Saddam had no WMD, Bush and his White House weren't interested. "He [Sabri] told us that they had no active weapons of mass destruction program," Drumheller told correspondent Ed Bradley in a segment called "A Spy Speaks Out."


Now it appears Drumheller's claim was untrue, according to the findings of a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigation. Rather than undercutting the Bush administration's rationale for invading Iraq, Sabri's account shows how well-founded the intelligence on Saddam's weapons program appeared to be. Ironically, just as Drumheller claimed that Bush ignored the truth about Iraq, the media have ignored the documentation in the Senate report demolishing Drumheller's claim.

{emphasis mine}

Given the penchant the MSM has for reporting only "news" that agrees with their anti-Bush agenda and is further geared exclusively toward what their liberal readers, watchers and listeners want to hear, what are the odds on such a turn of events making, say, the headsheet of the NYT, about 100,000 to 1?

At least 134 stories and TV shows have referred to Drumheller's claims and his criticism of the CIA and Bush administration in general. One of the stories ran as the second lead of the June 25, 2006 Washington Post.

All the news, all the time...

So far, no media outlet has run the Senate committee's addendum demolishing Drumheller's claim that Bush and his White House did not want to hear the truth about whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

Fancy that!

Posted by Seth at 07:04 AM | Comments (19) |

September 11, 2006

11 September 2006

Five years ago today, a group of evil and Godless monsters introduced America to the real Islam -- by hijacking four airplanes and flying two of them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and another, very possibly headed for the White House, went down in a field in Pennsylvania when brave passengers, American heroes, attempted to fight the Muslim hijackers and take back the aircraft.

These perverse, murderous Muslims, who claimed to belong to "the religion of peace", butchered nearly 3,000 innocent people in the World Trade Center. Three Thousand. And then Muslims in the Middle East took to the streets, men, women and children, to laugh, dance and celebrate the mass murder.

These satanic enforcers of Islam sacrificed their very lives to carry on the work of Mohammed the Pedophile, Mohammed the sick piece of murdering scum, Mohammed the false prophet ... and left thousands of good people, families, to mourn their dead, corpses that had been living, breathing loved ones -- mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, room mates, to whom they'd said or kissed goodbye that very morning, fully expecting to welcome them home that same evening.

When I lived in New York back in the 1980s, I worked on Wall Street, in the Commodities business -- the COMEX, the NYCSCE and other exchanges were based in the WTC and I used to go there often on business. I lived in Queens at the time, and used to take the E-train to its last stop on my way to work -- the station was beneath the World Trade Center -- so I passed through the ground level concourse 5 days per week.

When I was in New York on business in September, 2005, it was my first time there since the spring of 1999. I made a special trip to Ground Zero one morning, and what I saw brought tears to my eyes. A great big pit surrounded by a fence. I'm anything but a cryer, trust me on this one, but I wept as I looked at the remains and thought about all the innocent human beings murdered by Islam.

I had intended to post links to various blogs and other sites commemmorating 9/11 today, 2,996 fellow bloggers have posts up commemmorating the individual victims of Islam on 9/11, but truth be told, to me this is a day of total mourning.... What those Muslims did to us exactly 5 years ago defies sanity and demands an exponentially greater response against members of that satanic religion and all its sects than we have so far executed.

Those bastards!

Posted by Seth at 02:33 AM | Comments (26) |

September 09, 2006

These Colors Don't Run

MSNBC.com does a feature every week called This Week In Pictures, in which people can vote for which is to become "best picture". and I received an email from blogger friend Old Soldier today directing me to have a look at those photos entered for the week of 17 - 24 August.

Old Soldier pointed out two of these entries, one, among the top two for first place, being a mother and child saying good-bye to the child's father as he is leaving for Iraq, titled, An Officer and My Daddy, another, that was apparently down at the bottom, vote-wise, was titled These Colors Don't Run and depicted a Palestinian demonstrator holding up his national flag in the course of an anti-Israeli event.

Suddenly, the latter received a mega-barrage of votes that slammed it up to a total of 71,000, the abrupt increase looking suspiciously like the work of an organized group of activists.

This Week In Pictures can be found here.

We need to try and adjust this obviously organized attempt to use an expression that has become associated with the American flag to glorify a Palestinian rioter -- if you look at the photo, you see that water hoses are being used to repel the Palestinian and his co-demonstrators -- that is a riot response tactic -- while burying a photo of an American soldier saying good-bye to his family, perhaps for the last time, as he heads off to fight for the freedom of others -- by voting and getting others to vote for An Officer and My Daddy.

For further information, please visit Old Soldier.

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September 08, 2006

Democrats & Freedom Of Speech -- A Double Standard

The Democrats are the first to yell when they feel their "freedom of speech" is being infringed upon and they are the first to demand tolerance in all things .... as long as it goes in their favor.

CaptDMO at And Rightly So posts on the Democrats' assault on the coming ABC movie about 9/11 and events during the Clinton years that were partially responsible for the tragic terrorist op.

One wonders why, being so concerned with The Truth, they weren't so opposed to the slanderous Fahrenheit 9/11 product from traitor and toilet cake Michael Moore.

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Global Warming vs. War On Terror

I had thought that I was done with the Global Warming kerfuffle for the time being, then along came this funny yet on point commentary by Julia Gorin in yesterday's Jewish World Review I just had to share.

"Truth" star Al Gore calls global warming a "planetary emergency" and speaks of a clash between "civilization and the planet."

Likewise, Bill Clinton's "first worry" is climate change. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it," the reputedly intelligent ex-president told a World Economic Forum audience earlier this year. Leonardo DiCaprio, meanwhile, says we're in the "11th Hour."

No wonder that while Islamic terrorism claims lives by the thousands every year, Hollywood churns out movies about the menace of Joe McCarthy, the Crusaders, Israeli Mossad and Richard Nixon. Freud called it displacement.

Let's be honest: people fixate on the environment when they can't deal with real threats. Combating the climate gives the non-hawks a chance to look tough. They figure, "Let's flex our muscle with this Mother Nature thing. Let's take a preemptive strike at an SUV. Let's show 'em we can be tough too." So they play up climate change like it's as urgent as terrorism, which they claim is overstated.

This brings to mind the left's War On Wal-Mart -- between that and the War On Global Warming, those stalwarts of the Democratic Army are fighting a bold and relentless war on two major fronts.

In fact, the more menacing terrorism becomes, the more they worry about the weather. Scared out of their wits and at a loss for how to fight terrorists — which requires testicles — they confront "climate change," which doesn't actually require doing anything aside from spending other people's money like a bitch. Yes, let's spend trillions of dollars on something that may not be real, may not need fixing, or may not be possible to fix. No wonder some of these people chain themselves to trees — they think money grows on them. (One plausible theory posits that this whole global warming scare is just another scheme to bankrupt the American economy, so that the socialists can turn around and say, "See? We told you capitalism doesn't work!")

Meanwhile, a real solution to a real problem — say, missile defense — is regarded as a joke by these types. So while the hawks among us worry about preventing the Armageddon that's coming, our modern-day hippies just want to make sure the planet is in pristine condition when it does.

Why are these people so worried about the environment, anyway? It's not like they're living on this planet. Speaking of which, scientists have recently discovered global warming on Mars. See that? Martians need to stop driving those damned SUVs!

{Above emphasis mine}

You must read the entire OpEd.

Posted by Seth at 04:41 AM | Comments (21) |

September 07, 2006

All I Can Say About This Is...


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Dhimmitude In Action

CAIR, the Council for American Islamic Relations, is proud to report, on their website, that their terrorist propaganda machine is working.

Stupid fucking idiots People of every stripe are coming out of the woodwork to support terrorism tell us how important it is to quell our differences with Islam and learn to live in peace, right up until the instant we are beheaded as infidels.

Obviously, lemmings have taken control of these people.

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September 06, 2006

Islamofascism 101

For those so dhim that they still don't get it, Michelle Malkin lays out the threat posed to the free world by Islamofascism in the simplest of terms.

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Who Says They're Hypocrites!?

Sorry about the recent lack of any kind of posting, but between an unexpectedly active Labor Day weekend and a ton and a half of work that couldn't wait, I've barely had time to even check my email.

So I decided to break for a bit, and watched some "24" episodes on DVD. I never really got into the show on TV, because a) nearly 1/3 of the hour is comprised by disruptive 4 1/2 minute commercial breaks and b) even with the "previously on '24'" prologues, waiting an entire week to get from one hour of a story to the next doesn't really do much for me in the way of entertainment, but watching the show season by season sans commercials makes it quite enjoyable.

Jack Bauer has replaced Vic Mackey as my favorite TV hero -- I'm not much of a TV watcher, so when I take an interest in a TV product it generally means that I'm either greatly amused by it or it is of an informative nature, like something on C-Span, Fox or whatever.

Anyway, I didn't come here this morning to talk about me -- yes, it is morning, there's something going on with the blog's clock, but as I am typing this it is actually 3:00 am on Thursday here in North Carolina -- I came here to bring up something that occurred to me as I watched "24".

Here is one of Hollywood's most profound recent year ratings triumphs, a show about the L.A. (where Hollywood is) office of an agency known as CTU, or Counter Terrorist Unit. It has done five successful seasons, with each episode a "real time" hour of each story -- it is definitely a unique and well crafted, well scripted, fast paced (hell, non-stop action!) series. The characters have well defined personalities, many of them realistically flawed. Each season takes place in a single 24 hour period, hence the title and the 24 episode seasons.

CTU is my kind of agency. They do what they need to do to prevent nuclear detonations, assassinations and biological warfare attacks by terrorists on U.S. soil -- conveniently for filming purposes, all in Los Angeles. They place suspects under an all-invasive, no-privacy-allowed high tech microscope with satellites, computers, phone taps and everything else at their considerable disposal, they torture interrogate stubborn prisoners in holding rooms right on their premises, hold suspects without access to an attorney, the bottom line being the saving of innocent American lives from terrorism, hold the PC.

Jack Bauer, the main character, is a guy with whom Job would have gladly traded places. He and Murphy's Law are joined at the hip. His wife and daughter are kidnapped, his wife is murdered by a lady mole who was Jack's partner and onetime lover, Jack is brutally tortured with resulting heart problems, receives a few beatings that would put most strong men away for good, becomes a junkie in order to maintain his cover on an assignment in Colombia and then leads an involved and typically dangerous operation while trying to kick the habit, is fired, arrested and has pretty much everything undesirable that can happen to someone happen to him, all because of his job, yet he remains dedicated unto death to his country; A few times, he goes into situations with the full expectation of sacrificing himself to save the country, and does so because he sees his actions as the only solutions to the problems at hand. He's even sliced himself open without so much as hesitating or flinching because he needed to appear wounded. And he stays in constant action 24 hours at a clip without so much as a couple of minutes' rest.

When he needs information fast, he has no compunction about ruthlessly torturing it out of a bad guy right on the spot.

To put it in more technical psychological terminology, he is one bad dude.

All that having been said, the series has been a great commercial success -- very few, even those who have never watched "24", have not heard the name Jack Bauer.

So here we have a fictitious government agency that Hollywood has made heroes out of, and made mega-millions in profits on, that is the antithesis of all that those left wing, anti-war, treasonous scumbag marxist liberal ladies and gentlemen out there stand for.

Practically everything CTU and Jack Bauer do to protect the country has at some point in the last couple of years been something the Hollywood left has helped raise hell about as a way to villify the Bush Administration. Domestic spying, deprivation of Constitutional rights, torture.... yet it's perfectly alright to make heroes of those fictional characters using these same methods, as long as the greedy hypocrites can squeeze lots of revenue out of 18 + minutes of commercials, leaving the viewer 42 minutes of actual program time in the hour. It's easy to keep track, as each commercial break begins and ends with a timeline to keep the continuity of the hour represented by each episode, and the timelines, thankfully without commercials in between them, appear on the DVDs, as well.

Then there are the anti-American, leftist asswipes liberal actors like George Clooney who have no problem slandering the President and screeching anti-war rhetoric in real life while raking in the bucks playing heroic military roles like his character in a movie he made with Nicole Kidman where Serbs were planning on detonating a stolen Russian nuke near the U.N. (if it weren't for the potential collateral damage, I'd have very little problem there) -- I cannot for the life of me remember the title of the film.

I suppose that the distaste I see in traitors profiting grandly from make-believe stories of patriotism they don't know anything about is not shared by the Hollywood crowd. After all, these are people whose multi-million dollar incomes make it possible to isolate themselves from the very realities they profess to know something about while seeing themselves as qualified to opine on, but... but that's Hollywood and that's liberals, and wherever you find liberals, you find hypocrisy.

Posted by Seth at 09:33 PM | Comments (2) |