Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Let Me Get This Straight

W. Mark "Deep Throat" Felt is a hero.

Linda Tripp is a villain.

What Liberal media..?

Friday, May 27, 2005

"If this is how liberals support the troops, then could they please f*cking STOP already?"

The photo above is from a Chrenkoff piece that was brought to my attention by Darrel of The Southern Conservative.

It's worth posting here too.

The title of this post is a quote from an American serviceman in Afghanistan who is bewildered and angry at the gross underreporting of positive events going on in both Afghanistan and Iraq by the MSM. He's troubled even more by their manic obsession with the negative. Sad...

Arthur Chrenkoff is known of his good news from Iraq roundups. They were recently featured in the New York Times. Hat Tip - NYT.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Separated at Birth?

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Irony Defined

Do you think that Newsweek and the rest of the MSM have created an environment where it's all too easy to believe that they would make up a story solely to damage the President?

You know, for all the same reasons that the we're supposed to believe that the outrage behind the Koran flushing incident is genuine despite the story being fake.

Hmmm...a nice cup of schadenfreude anyone?

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Source Of Saddam Photos Not Disconfirmed

The source of the Saddam underpants photos has been revealed as Democratic National Chair, Howard Dean.

An anonymous well-positioned, senior-level Pentagon source who did not respond to my repeated email requests to confirm that Dean took the photos has in effect, affirmed Dean as the source by not disconfirming it.

Dean will likely be praised by Democratic insiders for his bravery and foresight in taking the photographs and strategically leaking them to a British tabloid months later to embarrass the President and draw further attention to the Administration's battered reputation among many Muslims and Western Liberals.

In what many are calling Dean's "masterstroke", he has been able to simultaneously maintain the assault on the U.S. military's image worldwide, and draw attention away from his party's agenda that has been roundly criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike as devoid of ideas and focused entirely on obstruction.

Conspiracy theorists, however, offer a much different explanation for the former tyrant's underwear model turn. Staffers still working at Air America believe the photographer may have actually been House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay.

Delay's interest in the photos or leaking them has yet to be clearly outlined, but considering their many shadowy connections to big oil, nude prisoner pyramids and genital mockery at Abu Ghraib, pharmaceutical lobbies, Halliburton, and the NRA, prominent Republicans have created an environment where it's all too easy for many to believe he or President Bush had a hand in it.

This charge may not need much proof to stick and become yet another problem for the beleaguered President or his Majority Leader. Senate Ethics chair, Ted Kennedy promised to begin investigative inquiry immediately.

Friday, May 20, 2005

When the Filibuster Was Less Convenient

Excerpted from Drexel University's student newspaper - compiled by William Mulgrew

Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.):

* "Nominees deserve a vote. If our . . . colleagues don't like them, vote against them. But don't just sit on them - that is obstruction of justice. Free and full debate over judicial nominations is healthy.

The Constitution is clear that only individuals acceptable to both the President and the Senate should be confirmed.

The President and the Senate do not always agree. But we should resolve these disagreements by voting on these nominees - yes or no." Congressional Record, January 28, 1999.

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Id.):

* "I really believe that the filibuster rules are unconstitutional. I believe the Constitution sets out five times when you need majority or supermajority votes in the Senate for treaties, impeachment." Congressional Record, March 1, 1994.

Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.):

* "[T]he filibuster rule... there is no constitutional basis for it.... It is, in its way, inconsistent with the Constitution, one might almost say an amendment of the Constitution by rule of the U.S. Senate." Congressional Record, January 4, 1995

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.):

* "If we want to vote against somebody, vote against them. I respect that. State your reasons. I respect that. But don't hold up a qualified judicial nominee. [...] I have had judicial nominations by both Democrat and Republican Presidents that I intended to oppose.

But I fought like mad to make sure they at least got a chance to be on the floor for a vote. [...] Don't hold them in this anonymous unconscionable limbo, because in doing that, the minority of Senators really shame all Senators." Congressional Record, June 18, 1998.

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.):

* "According to the U.S. Constitution, the President nominates, and the Senate shall provide advice and consent. It is not the role of the Senate to obstruct the process and prevent numbers of highly qualified nominees from even being given the opportunity for a vote on the Senate floor." Congressional Record, May 14, 1997.

Senator Tom Daschle (D-S.D.):

* "I must say, I find it simply baffling that a Senator would vote against even voting on a judicial nomination." Congressional Record, October 5, 1999.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005


"It is not their patriotism, it is their judgment that has been so sorely lacking."
--Zell Miller 2004 RNC Keynote Address



Lesson Eighteen


1 . At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge.

2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

3. Make arrangements for the brother ’s defense with the attorney, whether he was retained by the brother ’s family or court-appointed.

4. The brother has to do his best to know the names of the state security officers, who participated in his torture and mention their names to the judge.[These names may be obtained from brothers who had to deal with those officers in previous cases.]

5. Some brothers may tell and may be lured by the state security investigators to testify against the brothers [i.e. affirmation witness ], either by not keeping them together in the same prison during the trials, or by letting them talk to the media. In this case, they have to be treated gently, and should be offered good advice, good treatment, and pray that God may guide them.

6. During the trial, the court has to be notified of any mistreatment of the brothers inside the prison.

7. It is possible to resort to a hunger strike, but i t is a tactic that can either succeed or fail.

8. Take advantage of visits to communicate with brothers outside prison and exchange information that may be helpful to them in their work outside prison [according to what occurred during the investigations]. The importance of mastering the art of hiding messages is self evident here.