Saturday, September 18, 2004 Supports the Troops

Here's a little example of how and the rest of the left supports our troops.

Click on the picture to see a video that shows a hapless American soldier stuck in an Iraqi quagmire.

Don't these morons understand that for soldiers in combat, morale is a matter of life and death.

Can you imagine a 1942 film bemoaning our losses at Midway and Bataan, with images of American prisoners, half-naked and exhausted, and a call for withdrawal followed by peace talks with Tojo and his generals. After all, we brought it on ourselves. We embargoed shipments of scrap-metal and oil to Japan. They only bombed Pearl Harbor in self-defense. We need to focus on why they're angry at us. We need to fight a more "sensitive" war against Fascism. After all, this was their choice of sovereign government. Doolittle's raid on Tokyo has only enraged the Japanese people and hurt innocent civilians. Now young asians are flocking in droves to join the fight against our racist and imperialist war. In fact, we should call for an investigation of our planning process. Doolitle and the other raiders should be considered for court-martial, once the few survivors make it out of China.

The Left: what a bunch of shmucks.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Dan Rather: Queen of the Space Unicorns

Beating a dead Dan Rather might seem a bit unfair, but I couldn't resist this piece from Jim Treacher:

Rather: "Prove I'm Not Queen of the Space Unicorns"

NEW YORK -- For the fourth time in as many days, CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather interrupted his telecast tonight to reiterate his claim that he has been crowned Queen of the Space Unicorns.

That was followed by:

Rather Alters Stance on Space-Unicorn Royalty

NEW YORK -- In a stunning reversal yesterday, embattled CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather renounced his claim to the throne of the Space Unicorns, instead declaring himself to be the Bonnukarr, culmination of human evolution, sent back in time from the 857th Century by the warrior-god Kobaltine IV to prepare mankind for the coming Insect Wars.

I guess it's getting harder and harder to take Rather or CBS news that seriously anymore.

They're still standing by their story, in spite of can't-deny-what-you-see-with-your-own-eyes evidence like this little bit of imagery:

The original versus a document produced in Microsoft Word just a few days ago. Sure, I believe ya Dan.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Memogate and the Religion of Peace

Faith-Based Journalism

Dan Rather continues to insist that the Air National guard memos impuning President Bush's service are real.

At the same time, the evidence of forgery continues to mount. There are numerous reports of folks retyping the memos in Microsoft Word and recreating them exactly, including line wrap-arounds, fonts, and the proportional spacing between letters. On Fox News last night, Brit Hume played a video of one of these overlaid on the original and the match was perfect.

Even if Bush's squadron had a typewriter capable of producing the infamous superscripted "th", the odds of all of these oddities coming together simultaneously are about the same as having a '59 Buick spontaneously appear in your kitchen. The latest quantum interpretations of time and space may say that such events are possible, but they're highly improbable. Maybe a million monkeys, typing on a million typewriters, for a million years could produce those memos, but I don't think they were in the Texas Air National Guard in 1973. Our trusty simians were busy reproducing the works of Shakespeare in some alternate universe where John Kerry actually earned his medals and John Edwards donated his fees to the poor.

Still, Dan Rather and CBS continue to believe, no matter what a growing legion of experts throw at them. That, my friends, is not investigative journalism. It's pure faith: a "belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence", according to Now faith can be a wonderful thing. Faith in your spouse can lead to a better marriage. Faith in yourself can help you overcome obstacles along the way. Faith in a benevolent creator can make the world a better place. On the other hand, misguided faith can lead to disaster.

Dan Rather seems to have plenty of the latter. He has faith in his still unidentified sources. He has faith in the fealty, judgment and fitness of John Kerry to be our President. He apparently has enough faith in the venality of George Bush that it easily trumps his journalistic integrity.

Well, I don't share Dan's religion. Neither do most Americans. Only 27% according to a recent poll.

If CBS is so arrogant as to demand our trust without verification, then the demise of the "main stream media" is closer than ever.

Religion of Peace

A Muslim cleric in Great Britain has endorsed taking children hostage to further the goals of the Islamofascists. Why is this maniac still on the loose and giving interviews to the British press?

The article refers to him as an extremist. Extreme compared to what? I won't believe he's out of the mainstream until there are thousands of Muslims, in major cities around the world, marching, carrying signs and loudly denouncing this kind of talk. Atrocity after atrocity committed by their Muslim brothers, and hardly a word in protest, just excuses.

We're Not Invited

Take a look at Michelle Malkin's site. There's a widely reported story about Muslims in New Jersey renting Six Flags on a Friday when the park is normally closed. Only Muslims will be allowed in to this "Great Muslim Adventure Day". Other groups have had similar events, but always permitted outsiders to attend.

Just curious, but how are they going to maintain the purity of the park population for they day. Will everyone showing up at the gates have to make a statement of Shahada declaring their faith in Allah and Mohammed? Can you convert for the day just to get in? What if you change your mind once the park closes? Will you be declared an apostate and be pursued by Islamic death squads for the rest of your life? Seems like a high price just to ride the Great American Scream Machine".

I think I'll pass. But I do resent the double standard.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Vichy McPeak

General Merrill A. McPeak, for those of you not familiar with his background, is a retired general in the US Air Force. He had a distinguished career as a fighter pilot, fought honorably over Vietnam, held numerous senior positions and rose to become the Chief of Staff.

He now supports John Kerry's candidacy for President of the United States.

Just for the record, let's review what we know about John Kerry.

John Kerry served a year on the USS Gridley, of which five weeks were spent in the vicinity of Vietnam, far off the coast. He now claims this as his first "tour". Kerry then spent four months assigned to swift boats, during which time he spent one month in training and three months in action. According to almost every man that served with him, he exhibited cowardice, engaged in self-serving lies, and managed to win three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star based on his own disingenuous accounts of what happened on the rivers of the Mekong Delta.

He then returned from Vietnam and accused American soldiers, sailors, airmen, their commanders and the US government of committing atrocities "reminiscent of the armies of Genghis Khan". He admitted to committing such atrocities himself.

These comments were used by the North Vietnamese as they attempted to coerce similar confessions out of hundreds of brave American prisoners of war. There's no doubt his actions contributed greatly to the emotional and physical suffering of these men.

At the same time, Kerry was founding the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, the VVAW. In that capacity he likely witnessed discussions of a plot to assassinate congressional supporters of the war. He also traveled to Paris for meetings with representatives of North Vietnam. There is evidence that he and his fellow VVAW scum betrayed the US by coordinating their actions with the North Vietnamese to weaken our war effort while our troops were still engaged on the ground and in the air. This bolstering of Communist resolve undoubtedly contributed to additional American deaths on the ground.

John Kerry did all of this while still a commissioned officer in the US Naval Reserve.

If these acts had been committed by any citizen of this country, they would be despicable. That they were committed by an officer in the United States' armed forces is beyond the pale. It's a betrayal of every notion that honorable men and women hold dear. John Kerry should be a convicted criminal, not a candidate for Commander-in-Chief of the very military he slandered as a young officer and tried to eviscerate as the most liberal member of the Senate for 20 years.

So, here's the rub. General McPeak, by supporting John Kerry, has put himself in the same category as those French generals in 1940 who threw their lot in with Marshall Petain and the collaborators of Vichy. He spits on the very men he served with in Southeast Asia; dishonors the men and women fighting, and dying, today in Iraq and Afghanistan; and legitimizes the treasonous actions of people like John Kerry, Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden and so may others who are icons of the blame-America-first left.

Merrill McPeak has no honor. There's no greater indictment than that.

The Anti Choice Left

Originally published at on April 24th 2003.

As I read Tim Robbin’s whiny missive on the “unfairness” of being called to account for his public anti-war position, it occurred to me that the left is very quick to defend their own right to make any public declaration, no matter how egregious, while they take every opportunity to deny any number of choices to everyone else.

Every America has the right to states his views, no matter how onerous they may be. By the same token, the rest of us have every right to refuse to listen. How best to refuse to listen to an actor, actress, writer or artist? Don’t go to their plays, pay to see their movies, buy their books or hang their pictures on your wall. That’s our choice.

Don’t silence them! That wouldn’t be right. That would put us at the same level as the leftist fanatics that prevented Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking at Berkley. Remember that? What a fine example of advocating choice and freedom of expression, eh? I don't want to shout them down. I just don't want to give them my money.

Why is the left so ready to label a conservative boycott of their artistic products as “McCarthyism”, when the examples of similar leftist actions are so common? They reserve to themselves the decision for politically motivated action, but would deny it to their opponents?

Why do they condemn Nike for using inexpensive labor in Central America and Asia, refusing to buy that company’s products, without considering the denial of choice they are foisting on the poor laborers that see American companies as a way to achieve a higher standard of living?

What about school choice? The left, in the thrall of the teachers’ unions, opposes vouchers that give poor American families the choice to send their kids to far better schools than the products of Great Society socialism that pass for centers of education in our inner cities.

And taxes? President Bush is advocating tax cuts that will give most of us, not just the very rich, a choice in how we spend our hard earned dollars. Where are the liberals on that one? Stupid question. They’re against it, drumming up the same old, tired, class warfare arguments, whereby the middle class magically ascends to the status of “rich”.

How about Augusta? Are the screeching shrews of NOW at all interested in protecting the free choice allowed a private club in deciding who should be counted among its members? Never in a thousand years.

Let’s not forgot the Second Amendment. Everything the liberal anti-gun lobby can do to restrict our choice in that arena is being done. Heaven forbid we allow common, law-abiding, citizens to choose to own a firearm.

Did I say “heaven forbid”? Excuse me, that’s another choice the left would rather we not exercise. Can’t choose to worship the god of your choice, at least not in public. Might offend an atheist, who is, of course, allowed to choose to be an atheist and shove it in our faces.

I don’t even have room here for all the cases of political-correctness-run-amuck on our college campuses where conservative students and faculty are restricted from the free expression of their opinions by the very same tactics that Tim Robbins is pinning on the right.

What about the city employee in Norfolk, Virginia who was told to take an American flag off his wall, while our troops fought their way to Baghdad, because it was a partisan political statement? Where was his choice? It’s not as if he put up a picture of Hitler and started wearing a swastika armband. Apparently some liberals liken pride in Old Glory to latent Fascism.

The left, epitomized by Tim Robbins, condemns choice; unless it is their choice, in which case it is, logically, no choice at all for those who disagree with them.

At the core of their reasoning is an elitist ideology that claims first, and only, right to the truth. They know what is best! They know what is right! They define the moral high ground! The rest of us are peasants, slouching Neanderthals, which have to be guided by our betters, the moral purists who elevate the hypocritical liar Michael Moore and the pedophile Roman Polansky to the status of cultural icons. They’re joined by their fellow travelers, who gleefully call for the deaths of our own soldiers, while sitting in the comfortable safety of the halls of Columbia University.

The only choice the left feels comfortable with is a woman’s right to choose abortion. Here the liberals swan dive right off the cliff of reason onto the sharp rocks of ideological extremism. They’re so far gone on this one that the California chapter of NOW issued a letter apologizing to Scott Peterson for being indicted for a double murder; his unborn, full-term, son being the second victim. So desperate are they to maintain the choice to kill, that they’ll choose sides with a man who may very well have brutally murdered his pregnant wife and his own child. They have since stepped back from that appalling position, but only under intense public pressure. Any psychologist will tell you that the first response to a question is the most honest.

So, except for abortion, the liberal left despises choice. By extension, they despise all of us, the American mainstream. What did Michael Moore say from the podium at the Academy Awards? “We are against this war.” Which “we” was he referring to? It wasn’t my “we”. I’m sure, in his little mind, it was the American people, in spite of support for the war topping 70% at the time. Of course, what do polls mean? That’s only the people’s opinion, the clouded reasoning of the duped masses. The “real” America, meaning whoever goes to the same cocktail parties as Michael Moore and Tim Robbins, holds the Golden Scepter of Truth, handed down to them by the same group of traitorous yahoos that touted the joys of living under Stalin in the thirties.

Here we are giving the Iraqi people the first real choice they’ve had in their history. A million Shiites have been marching in Karballa for the first time in thirty years. They’re exercising so much choice that they even feel free to condemn our “occupation” in the face of a massive military presence. We, of course, are allowing them to finally act as free citizens.

You know what? This nation of ours, under the leadership of George W. Bush, has so effectively seized the moral high ground that all the left can do is sputter, squeal and whine.

We’ve demonstrated what real choice is.