Monday, June 27, 2005

Bono Praises President Bush

Only a man this secure in his own talent would break rank with celebrity dogma to praise an American President - and a Republican at that.

From last Sunday's Meet the Press:

"Well, I think [President Bush has] done an incredible job, his administration, on AIDS. And 250,000 Africans are on antiviral drugs. They literally owe their lives to America.

In one year that's being done. … Yes, there's a lot of pressure on President Bush. If he, though, in his second term, is as bold in his commitments to Africa as he was in the first term, he indeed deserves a place in history in turning the fate of that continent around."

Well said. I may actually have to start listening to U2 again.

No comment from Jon Bon Jovi or Dave Matthews Band at the time of this writing.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

"If Anyone's Nuts Were Hurt When I Kicked Them, Then I Apologize For That."

Thank You - Let's all Support The Troops!
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

More Guanatamo Abuse

The U.S. Army bristled at new reports of prisoner abuse this week from
Time Magazine. The allegations include the dumping of a water bottle on the head of the 20th hijacker, Mohamed al-Qahtani and the invasion of the same prisoner's "personal space by a female interrogator.

The report did not mention as to whether al-Qahtani was allowed to finish his second helping of fried chicken with double vegetables, before being forced to withstand the foul presence of a woman.

Senate hearings next week focus on charges from Democrats Pat Leahy and Joe Biden alleging that
U.S. guards:

  • failed to invite or invited only popular prisoners to staff birthday parties
  • implied that certain prisoners had a "crush" on a female guard named only "Lt. Marsha"
  • did not share the only copy of Tony Hawk Pro Skater for PlayStation
  • borrowed musical albums yet did not return them
  • returned borrowed power tools but with damage in some instances
  • did not support the writing ambitions of one very talented terrorist author even though he is really really good
  • hogged the remotes
  • did not wipe down exercise equipment after using it
  • ate entire box of Triscuits even though "al-Qahtani" was clearly written on it
  • left toys on the stairs
  • left socks on the floor
  • stood up in canoes
  • tipped consistently below 18% when eating out causing acute embarrassment to the fragile sensibilities of at least 5 enemy combatants
  • forced prisoners to go swimming without waiting the requisite 30 minutes after finishing dinner
  • forced prisoners to wear white shoes after Labor Day
  • downloaded pirate mp3s
  • flossed poorly if at all
  • served Chardonnay with beef entrees instead of requisite Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
Press Secretary Scott McClellan promised a full internal investigation, but made clear that the actions of a few "poor flossers who leave socks about" should not reflect badly on the vast majority of service men and women who "tip well and know how to share."

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"Right On, Soul Brother!"

Do Howard Dean's comments about Republicans being "a white Christian Party" and "all looking alike" remind anyone else of the dorky patronizing white guys on The Jeffersons or Good Times?

You know the kind...those Norman Lear archetypes who would try WAY too hard to ingratiate themselves to Jimmy "Dyn-O-mite" Walker by mangling urban catch phrases like "You're really bringing me over, Willis!" or "Get Down Soul Sister!"

White Liberals love this in the same way they love to mention loudly at work or at cocktail parties what a great poet Maya Angelou is, how all their favorite musicians are black, how they ate at "that great Ethiopian restaurant" last week, or how white men can't jump.

I suspect that black Americans fatigue on this transparent pandering in the same way most folks don't appreciate or trust any "friend" who tries too hard to flatter.

Black Conservatives I asked about this strange Liberal idiosyncrasy advise a different approach:
  • Treat people as individuals - not part of an interest group, minority, etc...
  • Don't assume anyone is a "victim."
  • Reward effort - not ethnicity.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY - Avoid transparent flattery or overarching self-deprecation. Simply put - it's not an effective debate strategy and it makes you look like a dork.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

You Can Regulate This Blog When You Pry It From My Cold Dead Fingers

See below for the Left's latest attempt to silence bloggers by applying campaign finance regulations to online speech. Of course, this type of thing is brought to you in part by "Republican" Senator, bad student, and media whore sell-out, John McCain.

The results of any Congressional action on this are irrelevant in my view.

Anyone who attempts to stop me from publishing this blog before an election will be picking up his teeth with broken fingers.

Read below how you can voice your oppositi0n and take action.

Campaign Finance Rules vs. Freedom of Blog

If you've ever blogged about politics in the US, this might be of some interest to you. The Federal Election Commission is considering rules (Proposed Rules PDF) that would apply federal campaign finance regulations to online speech. The FEC says it wants to regulate only paid advertising on the Internet but the proposed rules seem to go well beyond that. For example:
    Proposed Rules for Bloggers
  • Mandatory disclaimers on political blogs
  • Team blogs must register as a "political committee"
  • Bloggers to file campaign expenditure reports
The Center for Democracy and Technology and the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet at George Washington University have launched a campaign to educate the FEC, and have posted a helpful website where you can learn more and take action.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Old, Out of it, and Irrelevant

Today on MSNBC's Imus in the Morning, CBS New veteran Bob Schieffer compared Guantanamo Bay to the actual gulag where John McCain was tortured in Viet Nam. Even Amnesty has backed away from that description of Gitmo.

Bob, your "concerned" hyperbole is fooling no one anymore. Your transparent slander is obvious.

Don, your counter-culture view of authority is shared by everyone -- over 50 and out of rehab or under 20 and on their way to rehab.

Funny -- just minutes before this hilarious comparison, they were both discussing the heady "glory days" of Watergate/Woodward/Deep Throat, etc...

Fellas, you're the dinosaurs and the Internet is the hail of asteroids blotting out your sun.

Fond Farewell.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Setting Fire to Liberal Myth #442

Big surprise - it appears you were misled last year during the 2004 campaign by all major media outlets citing Kerry as an intellectual.

Predictably, in response to the release of John John Kerry's grades from his first year at Yale, Liberal moonbats are now downplaying the importance of grades and SAT scores themselves. Nothing if not predictable.

Here's another for you that you won't get from the MSM. Media darling, John McCain finished fifth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy. Yes, the Naval Academy.

What Liberal Media???

"Dean's Throat"

From USA Today:

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean on Wednesday defended his recent harsh criticism of Republicans, including his observation that they are "pretty much a white, Christian party."

Ron Bonjean, a spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said: "Last week's scandal was Deep Throat. This week's scandal was Dean's throat, and apparently Dean likes the taste of his own foot."

Asked about it on the Fox & Friends show, GOP Party Chairman Ken Mehlman joked that "a lot of folks who attended my Bar Mitzvah would be surprised" he heads a Christian party.