Friday, September 28, 2007

Arlington Group Members: Fred Is "Impressive"

From the American Spectator:

Earlier this week, former Sen. Fred Thompson met privately in Washington, D.C. with senior members of the Arlington Group, a coalition of social and religious conservatives. The meeting, according to Arlington Group members present, included members who had previously met with Thompson at a private meeting in the spring, prior to Thompson's speech before the Council on National Policy.

At the meeting this week Thompson answered questions and discussed his views on social issues, as well as his own faith, for more than an hour.

"He's impressive, and a number of us want to help him," says a member of the Arlington Group who was present. "The group itself can't endorse, but I sense that a majority of the major players here will help Senator Thompson. From a social conservative's perspective, he's the most electable of the bunch, and he made it clear that he would not disappoint us if he were elected. He'll work with us to accomplish our goals.

"Most critical to the members, according to an Arlington Group staffer present, was Thompson's more in-depth explanation of his position supporting a Constitutional amendment barring gay marriage, but not the one most members of the Arlington Group have been supporting.

"It doesn't go as far as many of us would like, but it goes a lot further than Rudy Giuliani, and he's got a much more solid record on the issue than Mitt Romney. It gets us closer to where we need to be. I am satisfied," says another religious leader at the meeting. "In the end, Thompson's position would bar judges from changing the definition of marriage, and he said that he would be supportive of a Constitutional amendment if we were able to get it passed. What I came away from the meeting with was that, first, he is one of us, and second, he will actually work with us and use the bully pulpit of the presidency to help us and our nation's culture."

Read the first half of the story(about Rudy firing his leading national fundraiser Anne Dunsmore) at the link above.

Win, Fred, Win

What Is John Edwards Saying?

First, watch this video clip.

Is he saying that all black men are criminals? That is what it sounds like to me. They will either be in jail or killed.

Imagine how the MSM would react had one of the Republican candidates said that very same thing. Of course, we know they would not say it. The reason they wouldn't is because it is nowhere near true.

Where is Jessee and Al when they are really needed? Oh I forgot about Louisiana.

John Murtha To Give A Deposition

Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich's defamation suit will proceed:

A federal judge refused Friday to dismiss a defamation case against Rep. John P. Murtha and ordered the Pennsylvania Democrat to give a sworn deposition about his comments alleging "cold-blooded murder and war crimes" by unnamed soldiers in connection with Iraqi civilian deaths.

A Marine Corps sergeant is suing the 18-term congressman for making the charge, which the soldier claims is false. Murtha, who opposes the Iraq war, made the comment during a May, 2006 Capitol Hill news conference in which he predicted that a Pentagon war crimes investigation will show Marines killed dozens of innocent Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.

Murtha's office declined to comment on the ruling. A Vietnam veteran and retired Marine Reserves colonel, Murtha has said his intention was to draw attention to the pressure put on troops in Iraq and efforts to cover-up the incident.

The Justice Department wanted the case dismissed because Murtha was acting in his official role as a lawmaker. Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Henault said the comments were made as part of the debate over the war in Iraq.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer said the congressman might be right, but said she won't know for sure unless Murtha explains himself. She did not set a date for Murtha's testimony but said she would also require him to turn over documents related to his comments.

"You're writing a very wide road for members of Congress to go to their home districts and say anything they choose about private persons and be able to do so without any liability. Are you sure you want to do that?" Collyer said, adding later, "How far can a congressman go and still be protected?"

Collyer said she was troubled by the idea the lawmakers are immune from lawsuits regardless of what they say to advance their political careers.

Mark S. Zaid, the attorney for the plaintiff, Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, said he wanted Murtha's deposition and limited documents from the congressman, including calendars and documents related to which reporters he spoke to.

Zaid said Murtha was not acting within his congressional duties and was instead trying to embarrass then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, with whom Zaid said Murtha had a personal dispute.

Read the rest at the link above.

I think it could not happen to a nicer man. This was one of the many attacks the Democrats have used to damage the administration. They continue to prove they will use anyone to win elections.

I hope they take him to the cleaners. Just don't let those cleaners wash his favorite pants.

I Wish This Were A Joke

Go read this story.

Then come back here and tell me this is not what is going on in this country.

Why Al Gore Will Not Debate The Global Warming Issue

It might have something to do with this this:

Gore's reluctance to go toe-to-toe with global warming skeptics may have something to do with the - from the standpoint of climate change alarmists - unfortunate outcome of a global warming debate in New York last March. In the debate, a team of global warming skeptics composed of MIT scientist Richard Lindzen, University of London emeritus professor of biogeology Philip Stott, and physician-turned novelist/filmmaker Michael Crichton handily defeated a team of climate alarmists headed by NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt. Before the start of the nearly two-hour debate, the audience of several thousand polled 57.3 percent to 29.9 percent in favor of the proposition that global warming is a "crisis." At the end of the debate, the numbers had changed dramatically, with 46.2 percent favoring the skeptical point of view and 42.2 percent siding with the alarmists.

So after two hours of debate the numbers went from 57.3 to 29.9 for Global warming being a crisis to 46.2 to 42.2 against. No wonder they will not debate the issue.

By the way, Hillbilly White Trash has a good post up about the rest of the article, here.

Good News: Senior Al Qaeda in Iraq Leader Killed

Abu Usama al-Tunisi was killed in an Air Force F-16 aircraft attack:


WASHINGTON — U.S.-led forces have killed one of the most important leaders of Al Qaeda in Iraq, a Tunisian believed connected to the kidnapping and killings last summer of American soldiers, a top commander said Friday.

Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson said the death of the terrorist in a U.S. airstrike Tuesday south of Baghdad, and recent similar operations against Al Qaeda, have left the organization in Iraq fractured.

"Abu Usama al-Tunisi was one of the most senior leaders ... the emir of foreign terrorists in Iraq and part of the inner leadership circle," Anderson said.

Al-Tunisi was a leader in helping bring foreign terrorists into the country and his death "is a key loss" to Al Qaeda leadership there, Anderson told a Pentagon news conference.

"He operated in Yusufiyah, southwest of Baghdad, since the second battle of Fallujah in November '04 and became the overall emir of Yusufiyah in the summer of '06," Anderson said in a videoconference from Baghdad.

"His group was responsible for kidnapping our American soldiers in June 2006," Anderson said.

He did not name the soldiers and Pentagon officials said they did not immediately know whom he was referring to. But three U.S. soldiers were killed that month in an ambush-kidnapping that happened while they were guarding a bridge.

Spc. David J. Babineau was killed at a river checkpoint south of Baghdad on June 16, 2006, and Pfc. Kristian Menchaca and Pfc. Thomas Tucker were abducted. The mutilated bodies of the kidnapped soldiers were found three days later, tied together and booby-trapped with bombs.

Anderson said recent coalition operations also have helped cut in half the previous flow of foreign fighters into Iraq, which had been at about 60 to 80 a month.

This is great news.

If we are to get the situation under control over there, we must destroy the lines of supply. He has been one of Al-Qaeda's top people that are in control those lines.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Goose Creek Suspect Admits Filming A Bomb Making Video

Last month two men were pulled over by South Carolina police, the officer found pipe bombs in the car. Most MSM outlets were twisting the story to suggest they were carrying fireworks. Well, one of the men Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed has now admitted filming a video with instructions to build bombs:

In a 12-minute video posted on YouTube, an Egyptian man wearing a white shirt, khaki pants and rubber gloves explains in Arabic how to turn a toy boat into a bomb.

His name is Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, and last month he was arrested in Goose Creek after authorities found four PVC pipes containing a mixture of potassium nitrate, kitty litter and sugar in his car’s trunk.

Mohamed told FBI agents he made the video to teach “those persons in Arabic countries to defend themselves against the infidels invading their countries,” according to federal court documents released late Tuesday.

Specifically, he told the FBI “the technology which he demonstrated in the tape was to be used against those who fought for the United States.”

What started as a traffic stop for speeding in South Carolina has led to a two-count federal indictment on terrorism-related charges and a multistate mystery investigators still are working to unravel.

Of course this should not cause anyone to worry:

“This one got very public very fast because of the nature of the incident and the fact that streets were blocked off,” Stewart said. “There’s nothing currently in South Carolina that citizens need to be alarmed about.”

Nothing to be alarmed about! No, two Middle Eastern guys riding around with bombs in South Carolina is not worth mentioning at all. Happens all the time. Nothing to see here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More Sanctions For Iran

If the Bush administration get it's way:

The Bush administration moved Wednesday to cement international support for new U.N. sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programs and rebuked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for declaring the issue "closed."

A day after a defiant Ahmadinejad told the United Nations General Assembly that his country would defy further U.N. Security Council efforts to impose additional penalties, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her top aides sought to marshal consensus on the move.

"I am sorry to tell President Ahmadinejad that the case is not closed," said Nicholas Burns, the State Department's No. 3 diplomat. He was to meet with senior diplomats from the five permanent Security Council members and Germany to craft elements of a new sanctions resolution.

How many more times are we going to here this? How many resolutions have to be given before something more is needed? I guess it depends on who you ask.

I have this bad habit of believing "evil" people when they say they are going to do something. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly told us they are not going to give in. It seems every week we get another story about Iran supplying weapons, training, or other aid to insurgents in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc..

Iran wants to see Americans dead. I do not. It is my opinion, if we leave these people alone they are going to come after us, causing more loss of American lives. They already have more than enough people in this country to do a lot of damage.

If you read my blog from time to time, you have seen a lot of writing about war and defending America. If it were up to me I would like to see no war at all. The only problem is it is not up to me.

I was taught at an early age not to start a fight. I was also taught to finish a fight. I think that is the point we are at in this country. We did not start this fight. But we had better start acting like we are prepared to finish it. Because I truly believe they are ready for it. They are prepared to do what it takes to finish. At this time I do not feel like this country is ready.

AP: "Iraq vet plans to return his medals in protest"

Josh Gaines is set to mail the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Service Medal to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:

An Iraq war veteran said Tuesday he is returning his military medals in what anti-war groups are calling a rare and powerful protest.

Josh Gaines, 27, plans to mail the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Service Medal to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. He said he will do so during a protest scheduled for Wednesday in Madison.

“I’m going to give those back because I truly feel that I did not defend my nation and I did not help with the Global War on Terrorism,” said Gaines, who lives in Madison. “If anything, this conflict has bred more terrorism in the Middle East.”

Gaines served a yearlong tour in Iraq between 2004 and 2005 with the U.S. Army Reserve. He spent his time guarding two military bases and issuing ammunition to soldiers but never fired a weapon, he said.

Ok, for those of you who do not know much about this;

The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal is given to every single military person who steps foot into a country we are at war with:

Gaines served a yearlong tour in Iraq between 2004 and 2005 with the U.S. Army Reserve. He spent his time guarding two military bases and issuing ammunition to soldiers but never fired a weapon, he said.

As far as the National Defense Service Medal goes, it is given to every member of the Armed Service that serves during a time of war. I have one for Desert Storm and I was either sitting in my recliner at Kings Bay base housing or a few hundred feet under water in the middle of the Atlantic (that is right, I am a "bubblehead" (submariner).

Trust me this guy can give the medals back if he wants. I do not think it will amount to a hill of beans as far as support for the war goes. Any veteran understands that a publicity stunt is just a publicity stunt.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Audio: Mark Levin On The War And Iran

I love Mark Levin's style. Just listen to him, here.

Go to his show's website here.

Listen to him every chance you get. He tells it like it is all the time. He makes no apologies or excuses.

How Republicans Can Catch Up To Democrats On Fundraising

It seems the Democrats are raising a lot more than Republicans:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $3.5 million in August, about $1 million more than its partisan counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

The two House campaign committees, in a money race to help their party’s chances in the 2008 election, released the figures in detailed campaign reports to the Federal Election Commission filed Thursday.

...

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)

• Total receipts, August 2007: $3.5 million
• Total receipts, year to date: $44 million
• Total disbursements, August 2007: $2.7 million
• Total disbursements, year to date: $22.6 million
• Cash-on-hand, August 31: $22.1 million
• Debts, August 31: $3.1 million


...

National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)

• Total receipts, August 2007: $2.5 million
• Total receipts, year to date: $34.6 million
• Total disbursements, August 2007: $2.9 million
• Total disbursements, year to date: $34.4 million
• Cash-on-hand, August 31: $1.6 million
• Debts, August 31: $4 million


I would like to give a long thought out response to this, but it is too simple. If the Republicans want to catch the Democrats, all they have to do is start acting like conservatives. They lost the 2006 elections because they were spending money like it was going out of style and it became hard to tell them from the Democrats on too many issues. I for one will donate no money until I see some effort to act conservatively from the CONSERVATIVES.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Justification For War With Iran

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday in an interview that the U.S. and Iran was not headed for a war:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York to protests Sunday and said in a television interview that Iran was neither building a nuclear bomb nor headed to war with the United States.

The president's motorcade pulled up to the midtown hotel where he will be staying while he appears at a series of events including the U.N. General Assembly and a forum at Columbia University, where about 40 elected officials and civic leaders decried his visit.

Ahmadinejad's public-relations push appears aimed at presenting his views directly to a U.S. audience amid rising strains and talk of war between the two nations.

Tensions are high between Washington and Tehran over U.S. accusations that Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons, as well as helping Shiite militias in Iraq that target U.S. troops — claims Iran denies.

"Well, you have to appreciate we don't need a nuclear bomb. We don't need that. What need do we have for a bomb?" Ahmadinejad said in the "60 Minutes" interview taped in Iran on Thursday. "In political relations right now, the nuclear bomb is of no use. If it was useful it would have prevented the downfall of the Soviet Union."

He also said that: "It's wrong to think that Iran and the U.S. are walking toward war. Who says so? Why should we go to war? There is no war in the offing."

That is on Fox News' front page now.

Right beside this is this story:

The U.S. military accused Iran on Sunday of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons into Iraq for use against American troops.

Military spokesman Rear Adm. Mark Fox said U.S. troops were continuing to find Iranian-supplied weaponry including the Misagh 1, a portable surface-to-air missile that uses an infrared guidance system.

Other advanced Iranian weaponry found in Iraq includes the RPG-29 rocket-propelled grenade, 240 mm rockets and armor-piercing roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, Fox said.

The charge comes as Iran's leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to begin his first full day in New York City where he plans to speak at Columbia University ahead of his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

The news has been littered with stories like this for a long time now. I would like to ask you all a question. How much of this justifies going to war against a country? To me we have passed this point. Please let me know your opinion.

Why Are These Two Men Having To Go Through All Of This?

I am talking about former border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean:

Two former U.S. Border Patrol agents sentenced to lengthy prison terms for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect have asked a federal appeals court to overturn their convictions, saying they were charged with a nonexistent crime and convicted after the jury was given improper instructions by the trial judge.

Houston defense lawyer J. Mark Brewer said two counts of a grand jury indictment against former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean charged them under a federal statute with the discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, but the statute does not define a crime and contains only a sentencing factor to be addressed after conviction.

Mr. Brewer said in a 20-page motion that the "improperly-crafted indictment" misfocused the agents, counsel and jury on a nonexistent crime of unlawful discharge of a firearm, because the agents were authorized to possess, carry and use a firearm in the normal course of their job.

He said that in order to charge a crime under the government's 10-year mandatory sentence statute, an indictment "must allege that a defendant either has used or carried a firearm ... during and in relation to any crime of violence or has possessed a firearm in furtherance of such a crime." He said the prosecution "misstated" the crime defined by federal statute.

Mr. Brewer said the district court "erroneously told the jury the federal statute made it a crime for anyone to discharge a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence."

A ruling in the case is expected next month.

Read the rest at the link.

It is a shame these two men are having to go through all this. Men like this should be rewarded for trying to keep our country safe. Instead they are serving outrageous sentences for doing their jobs. I think they should have already been pardoned.

Can Hillary Appeal To The GOP?

She says she can:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton said Sunday she can appeal to Republicans as well as Democrats on the presidential trail.

Clinton appeared on "Fox News Sunday." Host Chris Wallace, citing his acerbic interview with former President Clinton last year as well as the former first lady's comments this year, asked, "Why do you and the president have such a hyper-partisan view of politics? … Why do we want another president who thinks so much in terms of right versus left and red state versus blue state?"

After attempting to turn the questioning to declining family income and the loss of healthcare, Clinton said, "Oh, Chris, if you had walked even a day in our shoes over the last 15 years, I'm sure you'd understand. But you know, the real goal for our country right now is to get beyond partisanship. And, I'm sure trying to do my part. Because we've got a lot of serious problems that we're trying to deal with."

Personally I do not see it that way. After pandering to move-on and the extreme left as much as she has, I do not think she will do that well with the GOP voters.

As far as getting beyond partisanship goes, I do not think the Democrats want to get beyond. They are not interested in give. They just want the take part.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Jim Geraghty: "Fred Thompson Wows 'Em At The NRA Convention"

A lot of bloggers were posting about Rudy Giuliani speaking to the NRA crowd. Here is a report on Fred's speech to the same bunch:

Going in, Rudy Giuliani was going to have a tall order to get a warm welcome from the NRA. Fred Thompson just made that harder by going up on the stage and giving a just about flawless performance.

He repeats the line about Americans sacrificing more blood for other countries' freedom than for any other country; I can't help but wonder if it's a jab at the Washington Post for critiquing it and arguing the Soviet Union might rival that claim.

He got a standing ovation at his finish, and then he did a brief Q & A.

"Some believe that the Second Amendment has different meanings in different places, and that the gun rights of citizens in, say, New York City and Chicago can restricted more than the gun rights of those in Tennessee and Montana. Do you agree?"

Thompson responds with a deep, rumbling, slow, "Noooope." Then he follows with absolute catnip for gun owners: "It's never seemed to me to be coincidental that the places that have the highest crime rates tend to be the places that have the most restrictions on gun ownership in America."

Read the rest at the link above.

One other thing about Fred and guns:

A Thompson Associate, noting Fred Thompson's appearance at an NRA conference Friday: "Fred Thompson got two invitations, one to speak as a presidential candidate, the other to attend because he's an NRA member. He's been one since 1994. How many of the other guys can say that?"

Win, Fred, Win

Columbia Wants Robust Debate, Except For Conservative Ideas

Ahmadinejad's speech is still on:

NEW YORK (AP) - Columbia University said it does not plan to call off a speech by Iran's president despite pressure from critics including the City Council speaker, who said the Ivy League school was providing a forum for "hate-mongering vitriol."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is traveling to New York to address the United Nations' General Assembly. He was scheduled to appear Monday at a question-and-answer session with Columbia faculty and students as part of the school's World Leaders Forum.

City Council speaker Christine Quinn called Thursday for the University to rescind the invitation, saying "the idea of Ahmadinejad as an honored guest anywhere in our city is offensive to all New Yorkers."

Quinn said Ahmadinejad was coming to the city "for one reason—to spread his hate-mongering vitriol on the world stage."

...

Columbia President Lee Bollinger, in announcing Ahmadinejad's upcoming appearance, described the event as part of "Columbia's long-standing tradition of serving as a major forum for robust debate." He said the Iranian president had agreed to answer questions on Israel and the Holocaust.

Robust debate,huh? What about this? Or this?

They are not interested in "robust debate". They love anyone who is anti-American.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rudy Seeking NRA's Support

You read that right:

Rudolph W. Giuliani will go before the rank and file of the National Rifle Association on Friday, seeking support for his Republican presidential campaign from a group he once likened to "extremists" for its efforts to repeal the ban on assault weapons.

But even as the former
New York mayor strives to burnish his Second Amendment credentials at the gathering in Washington, a panel of federal judges in his home town will be hearing arguments on the lawsuit that Giuliani filed seven years ago aimed at punishing the nation's gun manufacturers for violent crimes involving firearms.

Announcing the lawsuit in 2000, then-Mayor Giuliani wrote in his weekly column about issues facing the city that "this is an industry which profits from the suffering of innocent people. The lawsuit is intended to end the free pass that the gun industry has enjoyed for a very long time, which has resulted in too many avoidable deaths."

He called the lawsuit "an aggressive step towards restoring accountability to an industry that profits from the suffering of others." The
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit will decide whether the lawsuit -- against Colt, Glock, Smith & Wesson and others -- can move forward despite federal legislation that attempted to grant immunity to the companies.

A spokeswoman for Giuliani's presidential campaign yesterday declined to say whether he still supports the lawsuit or the goals he laid out in 2000.

"Mayor Giuliani successfully worked to get illegal guns out of the hands of criminals in order to transform a city out of control," said spokeswoman Maria Comella. "By being tough on gun crimes and enforcing the laws on the books,
New York City's murder rate was cut by 66 percent. The bottom line: The best way to deal with gun-related crime is to prosecute the criminals and enforce the laws already on the books."

Like his support for abortion rights, the mayor's earlier words on guns are likely to haunt his presidential campaign as he tries to court Republican primary voters. A recent
Washington Post poll found that 57 percent of Republicans oppose stricter gun control laws.

In a 1995 interview with PBS's
Charlie Rose, Giuliani said the NRA goes "overboard. The extremists on the left and the extremists on the right have essentially the same tactic," he said, adding later that "the NRA's, in essence, defense of assault weapons, and their unwillingness to deal with some of the realities here that we face in our cities is a terrible, terrible mistake."

Giuliani's support for the assault weapon ban won him the admiration of then-President
Bill Clinton, who sent him an autographed picture of the pair sitting in the White House.

"To Mayor Giuliani," Clinton scrawled, "with thanks for your help on the assault weapons legislation. Bill Clinton."


Giuliani's only strength is his stance on the war. Other than that he is a liberal. I have a few issues that are tied as the most important ones. Gun ownership is one of these issues. I am tired of having a president who is supposed to be conservative doing things I so adamantly disagree with (immigration). He may be able to win the general election (he could steal a bunch of left-leaning liberals away from Hillary) but I could not support him in any way for President of the United States. Our right to keep and bear arms IS that important.

Roll Call On Cornyn Amendment

Senator Cornyn (R-TX) proposed an amendment to the 2008 Defense Appropriation Bill. The amendment states:

To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.

It passed 72-25 with three not voting.

The no votes:

Akaka (D-HI)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)

Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Levin (D-MI)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Murray (D-WA)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)

Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Not voting:

Biden (D-DE)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ahmadinejad To Visit Ground Zero?

The Iranian mission to the U.N. has requested it:


In a move that has stunned New York, the Bloomberg administration is in discussions to escort the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to ground zero during his visit to New York next week, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said today.

The Iranian mission to the U.N. made the request to the New York City Police Department and the Secret Service, which will jointly oversee security during the leader's two-day visit. Mr. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive September 24 to speak to the U.N. General Assembly as the Security Council decides whether to increase sanctions against his country for its uranium enrichment program.

Mr. Kelly said the NYPD and Secret Service were in discussions with the Iranian Mission about the logistics for the possible visit, and whether it will take place at all. He said that for safety reasons related to ongoing construction at ground zero Mr. Ahmadinejad would not be allowed to descend into the pit.

Several Candidates have expressed concern:

"It is an insult to the memories of those who died on 9/11 at the hands of terrorists, and those who have fought terrorism for years, to allow the president of the world's top state sponsor of terrorism to step foot at ground zero," a spokeswoman for Senator Thompson, Karen Hanretty, said. "Iran is responsible for supplying weapons and supporting extremist who are killing U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to this very day."

A Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, called the plan "shockingly audacious."

"It's inconceivable that any consideration would be given to the idea of entertaining the leader of a state sponsor of terror at ground zero," Mr. Romney said in a statement. "This would deeply offend the sensibilities of Americans from all corners of our nation. Instead of entertaining Ahmadinejad, we should be indicting him."

I have to agree with the last sentence there; "Instead of entertaining Ahmadinejad, we should be indicting him."

This man has supported the terrorists that are killing our troops in Iraq. He has vowed to destroy Israel and the United States. Allowing him to come within miles of this site would be a disgrace.

Fred On Hillary Care

Go here to see Fred's remarks about Hillary Clinton's Health care plan.

It is worth it.

While you are there check out his website.

Win, Fred, Win

Call Your Senators

The DREAM Act is to be voted on shortly. This is one of the back door amnesty plans that we are going to see. From Michelle Malkin:

Tell your senator: Vote NO on Senate Amendment 2237

Yesterday morning, I gave out Senate phone numbers and reiterated my warning
from
last week about the coming scheme by open-borders politicians in both
aisles to slip the DREAM Act into the Department of Defense authorization bill (H.R. 1585).


Follow the link and call your Senators. She has lists up for Senators who are to vote for, against, and have stated no opinion. I am happy to see both TN. Senators on the "against" list

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Proof Of Insurance Please

If Hillary has her way we will be required to have proof of insurance before we can get a job:

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but she rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system.

"At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We're providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans."

She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination," but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

So companies shouldn't require proof of legal status for illegals, but we should show proof of insurance. Tell me the Democrats don't have a screwed up way at looking at things.

Fred To Attend Debates

Oct. 9 CNB in Dearborn, Mich., Oct. 14 in Manchester, N.H. and, a week later in Orlando, Fla.:

For all the experts, and analysts, and "we-gotta-find-SOMETHING-to-complain-about" pundits out there...the moment you've all been waiting for has arrived! Thompson has announced he will attend the circus in an "Oct. 9 CNBC-sponsored debate on economic issues in Dearborn, Mich., an Oct. 14 forum in Manchester, N.H. and, a week later, at an Orlando, Fla. debate."

In an interview with Laura Ingraham, Fred gave his opinion of the debates so far:

"I've been debating folks in court rooms and political forums since I was about 28 years old and I'm sure that we'll have the opportunity to do a lot more of the 10 little Indian stuff and I'll be there, and I'll be a good boy and stand in line and wait for them to throw me a fish just like everybody else."

Read the rest at the link above.

Win, Fred, Win

Is France Coming Around To My Way Of Thinking?

It seems so:

“The Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran.”

With the first option soon a horrifying reality, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner strongly indicated this week his country is willing to choose the latter course of action to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Last Sunday, Kouchner told listeners of a talk show that the world would be in danger if Iran ever got the bomb; and since the mullah state has defied all international efforts to halt its nuclear arms acquisition effort, especially its very advanced uranium enrichment program, the terrible option of war must now be seriously considered.

“We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war,” said Kouchner, adding however that the door to negotiations must be kept open until the last minute.

Nevertheless, France’s willingness to finally line up with America to prevent Iran’s Islamist regime from acquiring nuclear weapons probably came as a surprise to many in a country well-known for its anti-Americanism, especially among its elites. But the situation is obviously changing under new French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, the son of Hungarian immigrants and France’s most pro-American ruler in a long time.


I have rarely found anything in common, between my beliefs and that of the French Government. That may be changing.

Sarkozy seems to be echoing my thoughts on the nuclear capability of Iran. Only the naive believe Iran is not working to build nuclear weapons. Only the brain dead think they will not use them when they get them.

I hope this type of thing continues to come from the French Government.

University Of Florida Student Gets Tazered

He was attending a speech by John Kerry:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A University of Florida student was Tasered and arrested after trying to ask U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., about the 2004 election and other subjects during a campus forum.

Videos of the incident posted on several Web sites show officers pulling Andrew Meyer, 21, away from the microphone after he asks Kerry about impeaching President George W. Bush and whether he and Bush were both members of the secret society Skull and Bones at Yale University.

"He apparently asked several questions -- he went on for quite awhile -- then he was asked to stop," university spokesman Steve Orlando said. "He had used his allotted time. His microphone was cut off, then he became upset."

For the rest of the story and the video, go to the link above.

Imagine the MSM coverage if this had been at a Republican event.

This Would Be Disastrous

If John Murtha is right, we are in trouble:

WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania's Rep. John Murtha acknowledged yesterday that the public is deeply dissatisfied with Congress' inability to bring an end to the Iraq War, yet he predicted that Democrats would pick up as many as 40 to 50 House seats in next year's election.

"You're going to see a big Democratic win," Mr. Murtha, D-Johnstown, told reporters after a speech at the National Press Club.

Mr. Murtha, chairman of the powerful House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and one of the most prominent congressional anti-war critics, was at the press club to give a stinging critique of Gen. David Petraeus' report last week on the troop "surge" and President Bush's decision to gradually reduce the size of the American force in Iraq to 130,000 troops by next summer.

If this were to happen they would probably gain some Senate seats too. If they could gain a super majority in both the House and Senate, and win the Presidency, the United States would be changed beyond recognition. I don't think this is going to happen. I have more faith in the people of this country than that. If it does happen I guess we deserve what we get.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Clinton's $110,000,000,000 Health Care Plan

Here we go:

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton announced a $110 billion health care reform plan Monday that would require all Americans to have health insurance.

Clinton unveiled her "American Health Choices Plan," during a high-profile speech at a hospital in the key campaign state of Iowa, surrounded by supporters, American flags and campaign banners.

"Here in America people are dying because they couldn't get the care they needed when they were sick.

"I'm here today because I believe it is long past time that this nation had an answer," Clinton said. "I believe America is ready for change.

"It's time to provide quality affordable health care for every American," Clinton said. "And I intend to be the president who accomplishes that goal finally for our country."

A Clinton adviser compares the plan's "individual mandate" -- which requires everyone to have health insurance -- to current rules in most states that require all drivers to purchase auto insurance, according to The Associated Press.

Did you catch that part about people dying because they do not have insurance.

Let me ask a question. Given the state of Social Security, Medicare, Education, etc... do you trust the federal government to run your health care system?

Everything they are in control of is screwed up. Being 37 years old, I doubt if I'll ever see Social Security, and I don't even want to think about what Medicare would look like by the time I get there. As far as education goes, All I can say is 1 in 5 Americans can't find the USA on a damn map.

Now I Know Mukasey Was A Bad Choice.

Want to know why? Harry Reid is satisfied with him:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gave a tentative thumbs-up to President Bush’s pick of federal judge Michael Mukasey for attorney general.

“I’m glad President Bush listened to Congress and put aside his plan to replace Alberto Gonzales with another partisan administration insider,” Reid said in response to the nomination.

Democrats, who have argued that Gonzales politicized the Department of Justice, had threatened to stop the nomination of controversial nominees. The choice of Mukasey is seen as a move by Bush to appease them.

It will not be six months till the Dems are all over him. This is what they do. They all voted for Petraeus in February, now he is a liar. I am sure they have got an angle on how to attack.

Busy Weekend

Well, it was a busy weekend in the news.

I hope OJ Simpson and Salley Fields did not tie up to much of your attention.

There was some "real" news happening too.

President Bush picked Former federal judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, picked by President Bush to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, appears unlikely to face a bruising confirmation battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

Mukasey handled high-profile terrorism cases as chief judge of the federal courthouse in Manhattan for six years. His selection was to be announced by Bush at midday Monday in a Rose Garden ceremony.

Mukasey, 66, currently serves as a judicial adviser to GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.

The New York native has received endorsements in the past from liberals, including one of the Senate's most liberal Democrats. And while some legal conservatives have expressed reservations about his record on the federal bench, other conservatives are happy about the decision.

I would have preferred for Olsen to have been selected. The Democrats are getting quite a name for not being "team players", and the fight that would have taken place would have added to this perception.

Also, Hillary will present her health care proposal today:

DES MOINES, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling a sweeping health care proposal Monday that would require everyone to carry health insurance and offer federal subsidies to help reduce the cost of coverage.

Fulfilling a pledge to bring health care to all, Clinton's "American Health Choices Plan" has a price tag of about $110 billion per year. It represents her first major effort to achieve universal health coverage since 1994, when the plan she authored during her husband's first term collapsed.

It is funny that she will propose this socialistic plan on Constitution day.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Exposing Radical Islam Parts 5 And 6

I will get the next A Perfect Day up as soon as possible. Until then enjoy the last two Exposing Radical Islam parts.

Part 5
Part 6

Enjoy!

An Excellent HamNation

Check out this Ham Nation from Ground Zero on 9/11.

This may be her best one yet.

Glen Beck: "A Perfect Day" Parts 2 And 3

A Perfect Day

Part 2
Part 3

Exposing Radical Islam

Part 3
Part 4

Glen Beck: "A Prefect Day"

Glen Beck has been doing a special called A Perfect Day. It is in parts. Here is part 1.

This is a great story and should be watched.

He also has a series of videos out; Exposing Radical Islam.

Part 1
Part 2

I'll have Parts 3 through 6 up later in the day.

Update: More Info / Support The Eagles

If you are around the Nation's Capitol tomorrow join the Eagles in defending this countries memorials:




On September 15, in a scene that America’s enemies are hoping mimics similar events in the 60s and 70s, a coalition of anti-American amateur anarchists will descend on the nation’s capital attempting to convince the US Congress to surrender in the War on Terror.

They won’t know even know to whom they’d like us to surrender, nor what the terms of such a travesty might be. But their ilk didn’t care in the 70s and the new crowd doesn’t care now.

But this time, also flocking to the Capitol with a far greater sense of purpose, direction and duty, will be the Eagles: America’s veterans and pro-troop patriots. Just as they did on March 17, the Eagles again will deflect the hatred hurled at our military, the attempts to deface our memorials, and the political efforts to bully a shaky Congress into giving away the successes that have been earned through more than two centuries of democracy.


The attacks on our memorials are deplorable. This fine group of men and women should be commended for there efforts.



Their website is here. If you can't make it to the event, donate a little money to the cause.

Update: Michelle Malkin has more.

Bush's Speech

The speech that President Bush gave last night is not likely to change many minds. It may have, if the Democrats had not already made up their minds before General Patraeus' testimony.

It was not unlike all speeches he has given on the topic.

If you want to read it go here for the transcript.

The Republican Candidates Are Speaking Out About MoveOn's Ad

I already posted on Fred.

Rudy:

Giuliani, calling MoveOn.org’s controversial “General Betray Us” ad “abominable,” said his campaign is asking the paper for a comparable rate for an ad to run following President Bush’s speech on Iraq.

McCain:

"In today's New York Times, the anti-war group MoveOn.org launched a McCarthyite attack on an American patriot and our commander in Iraq, General
David Petraeus. This is a man who has devoted his life in service to our nation and has defended America in many battles over many years. Now he is the target of a despicable attack in one our nation's most visible newspapers. No matter where you stand on the war, we should all agree on the character and decency of this exceptional American. I would hope that the Democratic Congressional leadership and Democratic presidential candidates would also join me in publicly condemning this kind of political attack ad and the organization responsible for it in the strongest terms possible."


Romney:

"MoveOn.org's latest outrageous act is an attempt to call into question the reputation and character of General Petraeus even before he testifies in front of Congress. ... Democrats must make a choice. Will they embrace these deplorable tactics or give General Petraeus a fair hearing?"

Hunter:

"General Petraeus is an American soldier. His professional life is a reflection of adherence to duty, honor and country. For the Democrat leadership to allow this slur by their ‘Move On’ allies to stand would be a slap in the face of every member of the Armed Forces. I call on the leadership of the Democrat Party to denounce this advertisement and disassociate themselves from it," said Hunter, who is the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.

It is sad that the Democratic candidates will not speak out against this. But, did anyone really expect them to?

Video: Fred Speaks Out Against MoveOn's Petraeus Ad

The video is here.

The money quote: "...the average 20 year old that is serving us in Iraq knows more about national security than many of the 20 year veterans in Congress."

This quote is sad, but true.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Joe Klein VS Ryan Crocker

Ryan Crocker believes Ahmadinejad means what he says when it comes to Iran's involvement in Iraq. Joe Klein thinks he has nothing to do with foreign policy. Which do you believe?

Who is Joe Klein?

• Author of “Primary Colors” (1996), “The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton" (2002), "Payback: Five Marines After Vietnam" (1984), and Woody Guthrie: A Life" (1980).
• Former Washington bureau chief for Rolling Stone
• Former commentator for CBS News
• Former columnist for New York magazine
• Lives in Westchester County, N.Y.

Who is Ryan Crocker?

• Grew up in Morocco, Canada and Turkey
• Was in Beirut in 1983 when Hezbollah blew up the U.S. Embassy, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans. Crocker was slightly injured but helped search for other survivors in the rubble. It was the first suicide bombing of an American target by Islamic extremists.
• Crocker’s knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs comes from his stints as: ambassador to Lebanon; ambassador to Kuwait; ambassador to Syria (demonstrators ransacked his residence in 1998 to protest the U.S. bombing of Iraq); reopening the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan in 2002; ambassador to Pakistan; ambassador to Iraq; and other assignments in Iraq, Iran, Qatar and Egypt.
• Awards: Presidential Distinguished Service Award (1994), DoD Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service (1997), Presidential Meritorious Service Award (1999 and 2003), State Department Distinguished Honor Award, State Department Award for Valor, three State Department Superior Honor Awards, American Foreign Service Association Rivkin Award, and the Robert C. Frasure Memorial Award for “Exceptional Courage and Leadership”

Choose who you want to believe. As for me, I'll go with Crocker.

Challenging Man Made Global Warming

We have heard for several years now that we are the cause of Global Warming. I disagree and so do a lot of Climate Scientists:

A new analysis of peer-reviewed literature reveals that more than 500 scientists have published evidence refuting at least one element of current man-made global warming scares. More than 300 of the scientists found evidence that 1) a natural moderate 1,500-year climate cycle has produced more than a dozen global warmings similar to ours since the last Ice Age and/or that 2) our Modern Warming is linked strongly to variations in the sun's irradiance. "This data and the list of scientists make a mockery of recent claims that a scientific consensus blames humans as the primary cause of global temperature increases since 1850," said Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Dennis Avery.

Other researchers found evidence that 3) sea levels are failing to rise importantly; 4) that our storms and droughts are becoming fewer and milder with this warming as they did during previous global warmings; 5) that human deaths will be reduced with warming because cold kills twice as many people as heat; and 6) that corals, trees, birds, mammals, and butterflies are adapting well to the routine reality of changing climate.

Despite being published in such journals such as Science, Nature and Geophysical Review Letters, these scientists have gotten little media attention. "Not all of these researchers would describe themselves as global warming skeptics," said Avery, "but the evidence in their studies is there for all to see."

Read the rest at the link above.

Christian Man Arrested After Being Caught With AK-47 In A Park, No Wait

The report does not say he is a Christian. It does say:

A 26-year-old man is being held on $1 million cash bond on gun charges after he was found leaving a city park Sept. 8 with an AK-47.

Houssein Zorkot was arraigned Tuesday before 19th District Judge Mark Somers on two felony charges in the incident at Hemlock Park.

Dearborn police responded to a call that there was a man in the park carrying a gun. Police stopped Zorkot's sport utility vehicle as he was leaving the park. He was wearing dark clothes that could camouflage him at night.

I wonder what he was up to:

The man also had visited Lebanon within the past month, police said.

Bond was set at the unusually high rate because it was unclear whether he was dangerous, Mayor John "Jack" O'Reilly said. The gun was purchased the night before in a nearby suburban community, O'Reilly said.

It was unclear whether he was dangerous? What could be dangerous about a 26 year old Lebanese man walking around a park with a loaded AK-47?

Then, get this:

O'Reilly said although the man had recently visited Lebanon, he was cautious to indicate there was a larger terrorism issue brewing so close to the Sept. 11 anniversary.

We should be cautious in pointing out probable terror attacks? To hell with that. We should be cautious of these attacks, not of reporting them.

The Jawa Report is quoting the man's website- "The Start of My Personal Jihad"

H/T Ace Of Spades

More Veteran Memorial Attacks

Via Wake Up America:

Defacing our Veterans Memorials is "supporting" the troops to the anti-war crowd. Their hatred for our military that risk life and limb on a daily basis is apparent by the disrespect shown by vandalizing the War Memorials.

Yesterday, via email from (Name will be included after I get permission), we see that the Sacramento Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on the Capitol grounds was vandalized and Dean, a veteran himself, is highly pissed off, with good reason.

At the MAF rally here in Sacramento yesterday none of the buzzin' little b*stards showed up...they had already done their damage to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on the Capitol grounds here.

The sons of b*tches trashed the place and spray painted their (redacted) slogans all over. That memorial has the names of 5 California sailors I knew that died in Nam. 2 of them very close friends. In DC there are 22 names of guys I knew some of them close. They won't ever get to see these beautiful memorials because they are dead.

Read the rest at the link.

These types of attacks are a hell of a way to act out against the war. It reminds me of a child breaking something when they don't get what they want. Only in this case, what these children are breaking are important reminders of the sacrifices Americans have made. In my opinion what they are doing is no less serious than slapping these fine men and women, that have died to give them their freedoms, in the face.

H/T: Michelle Malkin

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Petraeus' Opinion Of The MoveOn Ad

Hot Air has the link. While you are there check out the other links.

I told you he was a real man didn't I.

Christians Are Having Babies Faster Than Secularists

This is good to hear:

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, social scientist Arthur Brooks notes that if you pick 100 adults out of the population who attend their houses of worship nearly every week, they would have 223 children among them. But among 100 people who attend religious services less than once a year—or never—you would find 158 kids. That's a 41 percent fertility gap between religious and secular people.

Even worse—if you are a secularist—religious people who identify themselves as politically "conservative" or "very conservative" are having, on average, an astonishing 78 percent more kids than secular liberals, Brooks writes.

This is significant, because kids tend to grow up to worship the way their parents do. In a generation or two, we are going to have a bumper crop of conservative citizens. Candidates who appeal to Christians will win more elections simply because of demographics.

It is a good article from Chuck Colson. Read the rest at the link above.

Conservatives are having children 78% faster than secular liberals. That is why there is such an effort by the left to destroy the morals of our children. Whether it be in school, TV, music, etc... the liberals are trying to attack our Christian values.

Updated: North Carolina School Bans Clothes With Flags, Including The US Flag

Update: The ban has been dropped.


From Sampson County, NC:

On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, students at one high school were not allowed to wear clothes with an American Flag.

Under a new school rule, students at Hobbton High School are not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States.

The new rule stems from a controversy over students wearing shirts bearing flags of other countries.

Gayle Langston said her daughter, Jessica, was told to remove her stars and stripes t-shirt.


Hello people, this is the US. I don't know what the controversy was, but I don't see a problem allowing students to wear shirts with flags from any country on them.If this was justified then under no circumstances do I see a reason why our flag should not be worn.

General Petraeus, A Man Among Children

That would be a better name for what just happened in the Senate hearings the last two days.

Via the New York Times:

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware wanted to know if Gen. David H. Petraeus would recommend next March, even if the situation in Iraq did not change, that as many as 160,000 American troops continue to be “shot at, killed and maimed” every day.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York observed that the general’s report on Iraq required “the willing suspension of disbelief.”

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois asked angrily, “At what point do we say, enough?”

I must admit I did not get a chance to watch much of the testimony. What I did watch was disgraceful. The Democrats (who all voted to put the General in place) ran him in the ground. They would not even let the man talk. Each time General Petraeus would start to speak he was interrupted and talked down to. I was expecting him to stand up and walk out or start raising hell. He did not, what he did was keep his composure and do what he came to do. For that he should be respected.

One thing I would like to address was Senator Biden's closing. I can not quote it exactly but he was whining about the long day, and expressed concern as to the General being able to grab a sandwich. I would just like to let him know that, judging by General Petraeus' record as well as the ribbons on his chest, I don't think this was the hardest thing he has ever had to do.

Hillbilly White Trash has a good post up about this here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

How Low Can The Democrats Go?

Via GOP Bloggers:

Democrats will try to distance themselves from the Moveon calumny, but their silence is equivalent to an endorsement. A letter was sent to Harry Reid demanding the ad be condemned; no Democrats were among the 33 signers. But what to expect when Reid lays the "intellectual" groundwork for Moveon's slander:

CNN correspondent Dana Bash: ... General Petraeus is going to come to the Hill and make it clear to you that there is progress going on in Iraq, that the so-called surge is working. Will you believe him when he says that?

Harry Reid: No, I don't believe him, because it's not happening.

This is part of a concerted Democratic effort to attack the honor of Gen. Petraeus.

Congressional Democrats are trying to undermine U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus' credibility before he delivers a report on the Iraq war next week, saying the general is a mouthpiece for President Bush and his findings can't be trusted.

"The Bush report?" Senate Majority Whip Richard J. [
American GI's are like Nazis] Durbin said when asked about the upcoming report from Gen. Petraeus, U.S. commander in Iraq.

"We know what is going to be in it. It's clear. I think the president's trip over to Iraq makes it very obvious," the Illinois Democrat said. "I expect the Bush report to say, 'The surge is working. Let's have more of the same.' "

The top Democrats — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California — also referred to the general's briefing as the "Bush report."

Leave aside the childishness of these theatrics. Also ignore for now the utter absurdity of partisan Washington hacks like Reid and Durbin having the chutzpah to deign to correct Petraeus, who has been living in Iraq, on the status of the war. The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Gen. Petraeus as commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, knowing full well that he was the author of the Army's counterinsurgency doctrine and the chief architect of the President's plan to "surge" our force levels. The Democrats insisted that Gen. Petraeus provide the Congress with a status report and now they drag his name through the mud before he's even had a chance to testify. But what do you expect from a party whose leaders flat out lie about the efforts of American troops by claiming that their hard work has nothing to do with battlefield success.

Read the rest at the link above.

How were these people elected to lead this country?

Support our troops.

Senator Durbin Is Sponsoring The "Dream Act"

It may be time to get back on the phones just to let our Senators know we are watching.

They are trying to sneak this onto the National Defense Act, as an amendment.

These people are not going to stop trying to make every aspect of the Amnesty Bill law.

Call your Senator now.

H/T: Michelle Malkin

Romney Adviser Connected To Anti-Thompson Website

I think Romney's camp is worried about Fred:

A top adviser to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney appears to be behind today's launch of a new Web site attacking GOP presidential rival Fred
Thompson.


The site, www.phoneyfred.org, paints an unflattering picture of Thompson, dubbing him: Fancy Fred, Five O'clock Fred, Flip-Flop Fred, McCain Fred, Moron Fred, Playboy Fred, Pro-Choice Fred, Son-of-a-Fred and Trial Lawyer Fred. View an image of the Web site]

Shortly after a Washington Post reporter made inquiries about the site to the Romney campaign, the site was taken down.

I hope Fred's camp doesn't resort to this type of crap in retaliation for Romney's repeated attacks.

H/T: MD FOR FRED

Spider Man And Wonder Woman Are Truthers, Who Knew?

Ah, the truthers.

This video makes you wonder just how much glue these idiots have huffed in their lives.

9-11 Link Fest

A link fest of all the people who love this country and will not forget this terrible day:

An Ol’ Broads Ramblings Blah Blah Blog Lord Nazh’s Daily Ramble But That’s Just My Opinion 123beta American and Proud American Truckers at War Reject the U.N. TexasFred’s Diamond in the Rough Long Live the Republic Lubbock Marine Parents Basti Say’s For Serenity’s Sake Political Vindication Blue Star Chronicles Rantings, Ramblings, and Other Miscellaneous Stuff The Median Sib Pierre Legrand Isn’t it Rich GM’s Corner The Discerning Texan Southern Sass on Crime YID With LID Driving Out The Snakes Conservative Cowboy INSIGHT on Freedom Freedom Eden JB’s Corner Israel Matzav Potpourri Warriors For Innocence Big Dog’s Weblog The Outraged Spleen of Zion DeMediacratic Nation Blonde Sagacity Dragon Lady’s World Hillbilly White TrashPirate’s Cove Invincible Armor MamaArcher’s Blog 1389 Blog Antijihadist Tech Traction Control Freedom’s Cost Miss Beth’s Victory Dance Big White Hat Ironic Surrealism II Cav Mom LittleOleLady Mover Mike

I Will Not Forget


Six years ago this country suffered a great tragedy. Two symbols of the ingenuity and ability of the people of the United States of America were destroyed. Taking with them an unbelievable number of American lives.

To the people that have suffered the loss of family and friends; I would like to offer my deepest condolences.



To the people of this country I issue a challenge; Never forget September 11, 2001.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Red State: "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized"

I just found this on Red State. It seems late Friday some SOB damaged the Memorial:

...

I spoke to a National Park Service employee who was livid that someone would vandalize the memorial. "It's like defacing a grave," he told me. When I asked if there were any clues as to who was responsible, he told me videotape was being reviewed. It is believed the damage was done on Friday night. Because the monument never closes, it could have taken place late in the evening when no one was around.

The most tragic part of the vandalism is that the damage appears to be permanent. The Park Service employee who talked to me said that the initial diagnosis was that the oily substance had stained the stone. He said another analysis would take place tomorrow.

At a time when America is particularly sentimental about the men and women who have given their lives for our country, this is a sad and unfortunate act. The coward who did it should be ashamed.

Red State has a picture of the damage, as well as links to more pictures.

I can not express how I felt when I heard this. I'd like to have 5 minutes alone with the scum that did this.

Transcript Of General Petraeus' Report To Congress

Here is a transcript of the report.

I have not had a chance to review it properly. I probably won't until tomorrow. He is in front of Congress now. Evidently the moonbats are causing quite a scene.

Michelle Malkin is live blogging it here.

Cindy Sheehan has been arrested again. Is her 15 minutes about up or what?

What Did Osama's Video Tape Really Mean?

Robert Spencer gives his prospective here:

"I invite you to embrace Islam,” says Osama bin Laden in his latest videotape. Most analysts take this as pious window-dressing and focus on what they believe to be the more substantive points of his message: his comments on the war in Iraq, his critique of capitalism, the similarity of much of what he says to Democratic Party talking points, and the like. But in fact the invitation to Islam is the heart, and the most revealing aspect, of bin Laden’s entire statement.

The chief reason for this, of course, is because in traditional Islamic law, the invitation to Islam must precede an attack on non-Muslims. The Islamic prophet Muhammad makes this clear, directing Muslims to issue this invitation first, and if the unbelievers refuse, to invite them to enter the Islamic social order as second-class dhimmis, and if they refuse both, to go to war with them:

Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them....If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya [the poll tax on non-Muslims]. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them. (Sahih Muslim 4294)

Is, then, a major attack imminent? There are numerous indications of that – suggesting that one of the primary audiences, at least for this part of Osama’s message, is the Islamic world. If such an attack comes, Osama has by means of this videotape attempted to forestall criticism by Muslims, and has laid claim to Islamic legitimacy for Al-Qaeda’s actions.

Read the rest of this article at the link above.

Robert Spencer is very knowledgeable about this topic. Could this mean an attack is coming?

What has changed since April?

A post on the USA Today website titled "Thompson climbs in GOP poll" brought up an interesting fact:
Republican voters are somewhat more satisfied than they were before: 70% say they're pleased with the choice; 26% would like a new candidate. In April, a third wanted additional choices.

I wonder what has changed since April?

Maybe this?

Win, Fred, Win.

New blogroll

I have added a new blogroll to my sidebar. It is called Children of the Confederacy. I have been thinking about adding it for some time now because it may offend some people. I hope that the people reading this blog are smart enough not to be offended by this flag. If so, quit reading it!



This blogroll is run by Texas Fred. I could not think of a better way to say it, so I would just like to direct you his thoughts on it:
This Blog Roll is in NO WAY associated with RACISM, it is dedicated to Sons and Daughters of the Old South and OUR (CSA) history and heritage, and if you don't KNOW your Southern (CSA) history, I suggest you STUDY before you criticize...

Friday, September 7, 2007

Why Should Hillary Stop Accepting Money From Scumbags?

They have never seem to hurt her or Bill. They are quite arguably the most shady people that have ever been in Washington. Given that does this surprise you:

Even as Hillary fundraiser Norman Hsu is drawing national attention for being captured after going on the run, another sleazy Democrat is stepping up to raise money for the Clinton campaign.

His name? Raul Martinez. Hillary will be attending a fund raiser at Martinez's home,

...

So, who is Raul Martinez?

He's the former mayor of Hialeah, Florida and he has a shady past. Back in 1991,

"Mayor Raul Martinez, was convicted of extortion and racketeering...after a jury found he had accepted $1 million in cash and property from land developers."

The conviction was reversed on appeal and two hung juries later, he had managed to lawyer his way out of going to jail.

The reason they take money from the likes of Martinez is because they can get by with it.

This will not hurt her at all in the primary. Just in case you didn't know, Democrats do not care about ethics. It will be forgotten by November.

Hsu caught, AGAIN

Fugitive political fundraiser Norman Hsu, who skipped out on San Mateo County authorities this week rather than face sentencing in a fraud scheme, was apprehended tonight by federal and local lawmen in Grand Junction, Colo.

Authorities said Hsu was taken into custody at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction at 7 p.m. local time. He had been on the lam for almost two days after failing to appear in a Redwood City courtroom Wednesday to surrender his passport.

Hsu's attorney told state prosecutors that he had been on a charter flight that arrived at Oakland International Airport at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and then dropped out of sight, said Gareth Lacy, a spokesman for the state Attorney General's office.

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Wonder what bail will be this time around?