Friday, September 29, 2006

The ends DOES NOT justify the means

Global Warming has been made into a 'political' issue:

1). Global warming, if simply a theory in the scientific community ought not get this kind of press; especially since the time frame is extremely long and the reaction in the non-scientific community is knee jerk.

2). Pollution (meaning real pollution like SO2) is hurting us today. CO2 is not pollution.

3). I actually agree that we need to develop alternate forms of energy, especially Nuclear Energy, but for the reasons I have stated, not because of so-called global warming.

4). Nature's biggest problems are encroachment, and acid rain, not global warming.

5). Mankind's biggest problem isn't global warming, it is increase in population; and that will eventually impact nature.

To the media and many politicians, global warming is simply a 'means' to an 'end' (sort of like lying to your child to get them to take their medicine). That is not the honorable way to go in my book. We need to honestly address the current menaces to nature and society because there is no drought of problems, why do we need this invented crisis? It only causes the people who see that there is no definitive proof to doubt all science: the cry wolf syndrome.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Gaggle of Goofballs make me Ill

This Gaggle of Goofballs make me Ill. What a bunch of mutual admiration. Don't they know how they will be harming the economy?
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger shakes hands after signing the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, in San Francisco. Schwarzenegger signed into law a sweeping global warming initiative that imposes the nation's first cap on greenhouse gas emissions, saying the effort kicks off "a bold new era of environmental protection." Standing on picturesque Treasure Island with San Francisco's skyline in the background, Schwarzenegger called the fight against global warming one of the most important issues of modern times.
What a bunch of feel-good tyrants. What's the deal with the Terminator? He isn't standing behind his convictions, he is embracing the left by waffling in their direction. His waffling seems worse than Clinton's ever was. I suppose this his attempt to appease the left so that he can be reelected..? I anxiously await this law to be challenged in court, and defeated because of lack of proof of so-called Global Warming. Here are the real facts:
Senator Inhofe:"The alarmists freely concede that the Kyoto Protocol, even if fully ratified and complied with, would not have any meaningful impact on global temperatures. And keep in mind that Kyoto is not even close to being complied with by many of the nations that ratified it, including 13 of the EU-15 nations that are not going to meet their emission reduction promises." .. "The Kyoto Protocol is a lot of economic pain for no climate gain." .. "Symbolism does not solve a climate crisis." .. "It is the global warming alarmists who should be asked the question -- "What if they are correct about man-made catastrophic global warming?" -- because they have come up with no meaningful solution to their supposed climate crisis in the two decades that they have been hyping this issue."

Winter - Summer : trend or cycle?

Very interesting findings by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma...

“Trying to prove man-made global warming by comparing the well-known fact that today's temperatures are warmer than during the Little Ice Age is akin to comparing summer to winter to show a catastrophic temperature trend.” (NAS REPORT REAFFIRMS ‘HOCKEY STICK’ IS BROKEN)
"Climate alarmists have been attempting to erase the inconvenient Medieval Warm Period from the Earth’s climate history for at least a decade." One global warming alarmist told point blank “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.” ... "In addition, something that the media almost never addresses are the holes in the theory that C02 has been the driving force in global warming."

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Karzai: "We need more action around the world."

Bush says he doesn't have time to finger point (a reference to Bill Clinton's finger pointing in the Fox News interview), he has to fight terrorists. He takes the high ground. That's character. Clinton looked ridiculous in that Fox News interview.

Karzai had some excellent remarks as well. I heard Karzai speak on the radio. He is an excellent speaker. The words had more meaning when heard, although they are not bad just reading...
PRESIDENT KARZAI: Terrorism was hurting us way before Iraq or September 11th. The President mentioned some examples of it. These extremist forces were killing people in Afghanistan and around for years, closing schools, burning mosques, killing children, uprooting vineyards, with vine trees, grapes hanging on them, forcing populations to poverty and misery.

They came to America on September 11th, but they were attacking you
before September 11th in other parts of the world. We are a witness in Afghanistan to what they are and how they can hurt. You are a witness in New York. Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit them? Can you imagine what it will be for a man or a woman to jump off that high? Who did that? And where are they now? And how do we fight them, how do we get rid of them, other than going after them? Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? That's why we need more action around the world, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, to get them defeated -- extremism, their allies, terrorists and the like.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Full Frontal Clinton

Bill Clinton's famous anger irrupts on Fox News
"I asked what I thought was a non- confrontational question about whether he could have done more to 'connect the dots and really go after al-Qaida,'" the report quoted Wallace as saying. "I was utterly surprised by the tidal wave of details – emotion – and political attacks that followed."
ir‧rupt  /ɪˈrʌ/ - [i-ruhpt]
–verb (used without object) break or burst in suddenly. manifest violent activity or emotion, as a group of persons.
3.(of animals) to increase suddenly in numbers through a lessening of the number of deaths.
According to Dick Morris, who used to work for Bill Clinton:
"it was Clinton's failure to catch bin Laden that drove [some] to the right wing"

Friday, September 22, 2006

California legislating from the bench

California is legislating from the bench: it is trying to affect all Americans with a frivolous lawsuit; backed by unsound science that has not been proven.
The state of California is suing six carmakers for costs associated with their cars' greenhouse gas emissions.
Ha, that's tyranny for you. Thomas Jefferson said it best: "To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." The proper way to handle this: first, we need better proof of a relationship between Carbon Dioxide produced by mankind (as opposed to CO2 from volcanoes and other natural sources) and global warming; second, we need to try to handle this in a voluntary way; third, we need to develop nuclear power as an alternative to coal-fired power plants, which are a major contributor to both harmless CO2 and to real pollution, fourth and finally: assuming all these other steps have been taken, and it is determined that more need be done: the legislature of the Unitied States needs to put forth an amendment to the constitution to change the way we generate CO2. Nothing less than an amendment is constitutional.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

mini-max backlash

FYI: Transcript of Chavez Remarks: Speaks for itself. What a nut! Note the Democrats are quiet. That's because this adds to Bush's chances in the fall election (thus adding to the Republicans chances). It's the old game-playing mini-max strategy again. The media and the Democrats just don't get it, do they..? It's called the 'backlash'. NPR led every hour yesterday with the Chavez 'Devil' comment, yet NPR, whom we all know to be left-leaning, doesn't even realize what the backlash will be. It's almost funny, because NPR was probably GLEEFUL to lead with the story; and they just don't get it. They need to moderate before a major election, not swing to the left. Even Charles Rangold told Chavez today not to come to our country and insult our president. Well, one Democrat does get it, after all.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2006

"Representatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you...

[discussing a leftist book]
"It reads easily, it is a very good book, I'm sure Madame [President] you are familiar with it. It appears in English, in Russian, in Arabic, in German. I think that the first people who should read this book are our brothers and sisters in the United States, because their threat is right in their own house. The devil is right at home. The devil, the devil himself, is right in the house.

"And the devil came here yesterday. Yesterday the devil came here. Right here." [makes the sign of the cross]

"And it smells of sulfur still today."

Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.

I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday's statement made by the president of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.

An Alfred Hitchcock movie could use it as a scenario. I would even propose a title: "The Devil's Recipe."

"... the American empire is doing all it can to consolidate its system of domination. And we cannot allow them to do that. We cannot allow world dictatorship to be consolidated.

"... The world parent's statement -- cynical, hypocritical, full of this imperial hypocrisy from the need they have to control everything.

"... They say they want to impose a democratic model. But that's their democratic model. It's the false democracy of elites, and, I would say, a very original democracy that's imposed by weapons and bombs and firing weapons.

"What a strange democracy. Aristotle might not recognize it or others who are at the root of democracy.

"What type of democracy do you impose with marines and bombs?

The president of the United States, yesterday, said to us, right here, in this room, and I'm quoting, "Anywhere you look, you hear extremists telling you can escape from poverty and recover your dignity through violence, terror and martyrdom."

Wherever he looks, he sees extremists. And you, my brother -- he looks at your color, and he says, oh, there's an extremist. Evo Morales, the worthy president of Bolivia, looks like an extremist to him.

"The imperialists see extremists everywhere. It's not that we are extremists. It's that the world is waking up. It's waking up all over. And people are standing up.

"I have the feeling, dear world dictator, that you are going to live the rest of your days as a nightmare because the rest of us are standing up, all those who are rising up against American imperialism, who are shouting for equality, for respect, for the sovereignty of nations.

"Yes, you can call us extremists, but we are rising up against the empire, against the model of domination.

"The president then -- and this he said himself, he said: "I have come to speak directly to the populations in the Middle East, to tell them that my country wants peace."

"That's true. If we walk in the streets of the Bronx, if we walk around New York, Washington, San Diego, in any city, San Antonio, San Francisco, and we ask individuals, the citizens of the United States, what does this country want? Does it want peace? They'll say yes.

"But the government doesn't want peace. The government of the United States doesn't want peace. It wants to exploit its system of exploitation, of pillage, of hegemony through war.

"It wants peace. But what's happening in Iraq? What happened in Lebanon? In Palestine? What's happening? What's happened over the last 100 years in Latin America and in the world? And now threatening Venezuela -- new threats against Venezuela, against Iran?

"He spoke to the people of Lebanon. Many of you, he said, have seen how your homes and communities were caught in the crossfire. How cynical can you get? What a capacity to lie shamefacedly. The bombs in Beirut with millimetric precision?

"This is crossfire? He's thinking of a western, when people would shoot from the hip and somebody would be caught in the crossfire.

"This is imperialist, fascist, assassin, genocidal, the empire and Israel firing on the people of Palestine and Lebanon. That is what happened. And now we hear, "We're suffering because we see homes destroyed.'

"The president of the United States came to talk to the peoples -- to the peoples of the world. He came to say -- I brought some documents with me, because this morning I was reading some statements, and I see that he talked to the people of Afghanistan, the people of Lebanon, the people of Iran. And he addressed all these peoples directly.

"And you can wonder, just as the president of the United States addresses those peoples of the world, what would those peoples of the world tell him if they were given the floor? What would they have to say?

"And I think I have some inkling of what the peoples of the south, the oppressed people think. They would say, "Yankee imperialist, go home." I think that is what those people would say if they were given the microphone and if they could speak with one voice to the American imperialists.

"...I thank you all warmly on behalf of Venezuela, on behalf of our people, and on behalf of the truth, because Venezuela, with a seat on the Security Council, will be expressing not only Venezuela's thoughts, but it will also be the voice of all the peoples of the world, and we will defend dignity and truth.

"Over and above all of this, Madam President, I think there are reasons to be optimistic. A poet would have said "helplessly optimistic," because over and above the wars and the bombs and the aggressive and the preventive war and the destruction of entire peoples, one can see that a new era is dawning.

"As Sylvia Rodriguez (ph) says, the era is giving birth to a heart. There are alternative ways of thinking. There are young people who think differently. And this has already been seen within the space of a mere decade. It was shown that the end of history was a totally false assumption, and the same was shown about Pax Americana and the establishment of the capitalist neo-liberal world. It has been shown, this system, to generate mere poverty. Who believes in it now?

"What we now have to do is define the future of the world. Dawn is breaking out all over. You can see it in Africa and Europe and Latin America and Oceanea. I want to emphasize that optimistic vision.

"We have to strengthen ourselves, our will to do battle, our awareness. We have to build a new and better world.

"Venezuela joins that struggle, and that's why we are threatened. The U.S. has already planned, financed and set in motion a coup in Venezuela, and it continues to support coup attempts in Venezuela and elsewhere.

"...But these people who led that coup are here today in this country protected by the American government. And I accuse the American government of protecting terrorists and of having a completely cynical discourse.

"...Unfortunately they thought, "Oh, Fidel was going to die." But they're going to be disappointed because he didn't. And he's not only alive, he's back in his green fatigues, and he's now presiding the nonaligned.

"So, my dear colleagues, Madam President, a new, strong movement has been born, a movement of the south. We are men and women of the south.

".. We want ideas to save our planet, to save the planet from the imperialist threat. And hopefully in this very century, in not too long a time, we will see this, we will see this new era, and for our children and our grandchildren a world of peace based on the fundamental principles of the United Nations, but a renewed United Nations.

"And maybe we have to change location. Maybe we have to put the United Nations somewhere else; maybe a city of the south. We've proposed Venezuela.

You know that my personal doctor had to stay in the plane. The chief of security had to be left in a locked plane. Neither of these gentlemen was allowed to arrive and attend the U.N. meeting. This is another abuse and another abuse of power on the part of the Devil. It smells of sulfur here, but God is with us and I embrace you all.

May God bless us all. Good day to you.


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

CO2 is plant food; Al Gore is toast

Al Gore wants to tax pollution, not payrolls.The biggest problem is: At 380 parts per million, Carbon Dioxide is NOT a pollutant! Gore better go back to college to learn his chemistry. CO2 is plant food! Plants utilize carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, using both the carbon and the oxygen to construct carbohydrates. In addition, plants also release oxygen to the atmosphere, which is subsequently used for respiration by heterotrophic organisms, forming a cycle.
"Penalizing pollution instead of penalizing employment will work to reduce that pollution," Gore said in a speech at New York University School of Law. "Instead of discouraging businesses from hiring more employees it would discourage business from producing more pollution," Gore said.
Al Gore should choose his words with better precision. Or he should pick his issues more carefully. :)

The Devil? Speaks for itself, doesn't it.

"The devil came here yesterday," Chavez said, referring to Mr Bush's speech on Tuesday. "It still smells of sulphur today," he added. Mr Chavez, who brandished a copy of American leftist writer Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance, said Mr Bush promoted "a false democracy of the elite" and a "democracy of bombs". "He came here talking as if he were the owner of the world," the Venezuelan leader said. "The imperialists see extremists everywhere. No, we aren't extremists," Chavez said in his speech. "What's happening is the world is waking up." He said many in the world now subscribe to the battle cry: "Yankee empire, go home!" "it smells of sulfur here, but God is with us!"

Economy goes like gangbusters

More good news: the economy continues on a role. Record high U.S. corporate tax receipts in the third quarter (a 20% increase over last year) signal stronger corporate profits for the period and the likelihood of a smaller budget deficit than forecast for 2006 and possibly 2007. The Bush tax cuts have been the catalyst for an historic economic boom. Only one thing could spoil it: the Democrats, because they would raise taxes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Gore: Scaremongering with Globalony

Al Gore in office: one of the biggest mistakes in AmericaI say to Al Gore: there you go again. He only has one issue.

Gore -- "When we make big mistakes in America, it is usually because the people have not been given an honest accounting of the choices before us," Gore said in an hour-long speech at New York University Law School.

Translation: We haven't lied enough to the people of America, we need to do a better job in convincing Americans to give up more of their liberties, based on what we claim might happen 100 years from now. They won't know the difference, and we'll have their freedoms right where we want them, in our greedy power hungry mits.

Gore -- "It also is often because too many members of both parties who knew better did not have the courage to do better."

Translation: It is because the members haven't propagated unsound science, haven't had the courage to misrepresent the future.

Gore -- "Each passing day brings yet more evidence that we are now facing a planetary emergency, a climate crisis that demands immediate attention,"

Translation: Well, there are plenty of natural phenomena, like hurricanes, which have always been happening, so why not scare people into thinking that driving cars is causing the localized phenomenon? Scaremongering with Globalony.

Gore -- "We can change this by inventing and manufacturing new solutions to stop global warming right here in America," he said, adding that venture capitalists are eager to put money behind effective technologies to cut greenhouse gases.

Translation: We can change this by inventing and manufacturing new lies to scare the people out of their liberties. We need to control every aspect of your lives, and take all your money. Because of the tax breaks, Venture capitalists are eager to squander money on technologies which cost Americans gobs of money, do little to cut greenhouse gases, not that greenhouse gases harm us anyway, they don't, and are not yet ready for primetime.

Al Gore claims that "each passing day brings yet more evidence that we are now facing a planetary emergency." Hypothetically, what if I were to claim that an asteroid is going to hit the earth in 50 years, and that we are all going to die. Let's say I have some circumstantial evidence. Others will tell me that just because there is a wealth of circumstantial evidence, that does not provide a case, and they would be correct. In order to prove something, lots of small pieces of evidence do not add up to a correlation or a proof. This is classical logic theory. In order to prove something, the pieces of evidence must be strongly related, and must lead to the conclusion directly and most completely. So then what if I said to those skeptics of my asteroid hypothesis "How can you prove that it isn't possible?" Do you get my drift. It is impossible to prove that it isn't possible, because it IS possible. Just not likely.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Machiavellian McCain

Plato's Stepchildren
Summoned by an urgent request for medical help, the Enterprise crew finds a group of aliens who supposedly model their society on the teachings of Plato. Their leader is suffering massive infection and is close to death. The crew discovers the Platonians' powerful psychokinetic abilities, as the man's delirium has violent effects on his surroundings. Dr. McCoy's treatment is effective, and the Platonians seem grateful. It soon becomes apparent, however, that the Platonians regard the outsiders as inferior, and they intend to force McCoy to stay and render medical services. Their extreme life of the intellect has transformed them into strangely Machiavellian beings. They use all their mental powers to intimidate, humiliate and torture Captain Kirk, Spock and the away team into compliance.
Calling John McCain: as one Machiavellian to the others, we need you to help stop the Platonians!

Eris newest planet

I note there are now 11 planets:
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Eris

Or how about:

"Many Voluminous Exotic Manipulations Clearly Justify Several Undiminished Newfangled Planets (totalling) Eleven"

Friday, September 15, 2006

19 MPH should get people's attention

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Democrats offer fallacious arguments

I've been told that the film "Path to 9/11" is a "concoction of lies that ignores the 9/11 Commission Report."

I disagree, it has been shown to follow that report to a T.

First, ABC withdrew the controversial scenes. They were not aired. The only remaining scene that was not withdrawn was the one line from Clinton's own mouth: "I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."

Even the scenes they cut were very close to the 9/11 Commission Report. That is a fact. The only so-called revisions to history that the filmmaker made were not the things that were said (like the one scene where it was said that they would not apprehend Bin Laden, for whatever bogus reason), but who in the Clinton administration that actually said it. The scene had Sandy Berger saying it (the same Sandy Berger who was convicted of stealing classified terror documents from a reading room of the National Archives prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission), when in real life it was another administration official. Big deal, that certainly falls within the realm of cinematic license, the facts are objectively still true, the only subjective part is who said them. The important fact is that Clinton had opportunities to apprehend Bin Laden, and did not. I myself do not fault him for that, because hindsight is 20/20, but it is a fact, and the idea that the Democrats want to hide that fact is fallacious.

What is not necessarily certain to me, is how many true facts actually exist in the 9/11 Report, or more likely, how many omissions were purposefully left out, or to what degree that incident in the National Archives played a role in shaping the output of the 9/11 Commission (and who sent Sandy Berger in there to change 'history'). One thing is glaringly true: Clinton did nothing to stem the upcoming security threats posed by terrorism. Even after the '93 WTC bombing, he did nothing. Bush is the only president to do something about terrorism. And the left vilifies him for it. The world is becoming inverted to normalcy.

How can Bush be blamed for 9/11? I say both administrations did little up to that point, and more blame must rest squarely on Clinton's shoulders, because measures to prevent terrorism must be planned very far in advance to be effective. Bush was only in office 8 months, not much time to do something at that point, but he has surely made up for it in the mean time! It is time for the D's to stop playing politics and to reunite behind all Americans in the common defense.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Fed up with Democrats and Old-Stream Media

I'm fed up with Democrats and Old-Stream Media. Their outrageous criticisms of our president and our war on terror make me livid! Finally a leader inside the beltway says so himself:
"I wonder if they are more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people," said House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. "They certainly do not want to take the terrorists on and defeat them."
Congratulations on saying the truth: that the Democrats lend aid to the enemy with their attacks on the president.

Pork-Barrel Spending

Two good articles on Pork-Barrel spending in congress... Two more good reasons for Term Limits for Congress

Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alas.) and Robert Byrd (D-W.V.) are the acknowledged kings of pork-barrel spending. They bring billions of taxpayer dollars to their states to ensure their hold on power. But apparently, that's not enough. They also want to make certain that you and I don't see what they get away with. So secretly they tried to keep us in the dark.

Each year since 2004, on Sept. 17, we commemorate the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 American statesmen. The legislation creating Constitution Day was fathered by Sen. Robert Byrd and requires federal agencies and federally funded schools, including universities, to have some kind of educational program on the Constitution.

I cannot think of a piece of legislation that makes greater mockery of the Constitution, or a more constitutionally odious person to father it -- Sen. Byrd, a person who is known as, and proudly wears the label, "King of Pork." The only reason that Constitution Day hasn't become a laughingstock is because most Americans are totally ignorant of, or have contempt for, the letter and spirit of our Constitution.

Diplomacy with terrorists will not work; never has, never will

An upcoming article in Rolling Stone is off base, here are some of the points...
"I hate the term 'global war on terrorism,'" says John O. Brennan, a CIA veteran
I disagree with this career bureaucrat. The terror is happening everywhere, look at U.S., Britain, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Mid-East, Afghanistan, etc. it is global, and it is a war; they attack anywhere and everywhere. How can anyone deny that these terrorists hate the west?
1. Al Qaeda Has Been Virtually Eliminated as a Threat
I wouldn't agree, look at Iraq, those are some of the same people who are part of Al Qaeda. They have always existed, and always hated us. No one 'created' their hate for the west.
2. What We Don't Know About Al Qaeda Can Still Hurt US
3. The Threat Has Gone Viral. By failing to "smoke out" bin Laden as promised, the president has given hope to a new generation of freelance terrorist cells, Islamist copycats and Al Qaeda wanna-be's.
Disagree completely. The copycats would be there irregardless one man. If we had captured Bin Laden, then they would still be copycats. These people are inhuman, were that way before, and now are taking the opportunity to attack because Hussein is out of power. Other copycats outside of Iraq would have existed even if we had not gone into Iraq. This is part in parcel to his point number 5, which I agree with.
4. Fighting Terrorism Is for Cops and Spies, Not Soldiers
Not at all, the only way to fight terrorists is to kill them and lock them up. We cannot send cops abroad, that is illegal, and spies are being used, but cannot be used to apprehend terrorists, who, for the most part are overseas. If we do not fight them abroad, then they will bring their terror and killing back to our mainland. This writer is way off base on this one. Besides, police are virtually ineffective against terrorists. We need soldiers! I wouldn't trust my security to a policeman: I trust myself first, and soldiers second. Cops are mostly there to write speeding tickets, and arrest mostly good people for not obeying the tyranny of government. Look at the IRS: say no more.
5. Terrorism Can't Be Defeated - Ever. Terrorism is not an enemy, but a method. As such, it can never be defeated - only contained and reduced.
Agreed, but that is exactly what we are doing, so why all the rhetoric to the contrary? It sounds like the author agrees with our current policy on the global war on terrorists after all. :)
"We need a healthier foreign policy," says Brennan, the former counterterrorism head. "It will take a diplomatic track to address this problem - in ways other than killing people."
Ha! Appeasement and diplomacy does not work with terrorists and dictators. Never has, never will.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Noah's Ark

The Woodpecker Might have to go! And the media and the D's too. Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark
  • One : Don't miss the boat.
    • The Media and the Democrats are missing the boat when they criticize our countries attempts at security. Most Americans view the Media and Democrats as being mean-spirited in their attempts. We see through their political rhetoric. They are like the woodpecker in this cartoon, poking holes in our arc, our attempt to get to safety.
  • Two : Remember that we are all in the same boat.
    • The Media and the Democrats are in the boat with us, and should lend a hand in our attempts to defend ourselves against terrorism. They should not be criticizing the President during a time of war and ought to join in the common defense.
  • Three : Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
    • Our security depends upon a good network of measures to prevent terrorism, especially by taking it to the terrorists abroad, before they bring their terrorism here.
  • Four : Stay fit When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
    • The Nay-Sayers would leave us with a weak military.
  • Five : Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
    • Bush ignores his critics, because he, and most of Americans know his is guiding us on the right course; we know he will stay the course because it is the right course, he has superior character because he does not listen to polls, which are steered by the media's negative rhetoric, but instead guides us based on the truth.
  • Six : Build your future on high ground.
    • Bush has taken the high road, based on truth and character.
  • Seven : For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
    • Under Clinton, there was a wall between the FBI and CIA; under Bush they now cooperate.
  • Eight : Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
    • Listening in on conversations of terrorists at a snails pace, saves tons of investigative effort to try to determine in advance what the terrorists are up to by other means; no amount of speed will prevent a terrorist attack if you do not know about it ahead of time.
  • Nine : When you're stressed, float a while.
    • Our leader is calm and even tempered, and comes off that way, as gentle, yet stern with our enemies; if you are not with us you are against us. The Media and Democrats, on the other hand, stress the dignity of everyone with their harsh criticisms and rhetoric.
  • Ten : Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
    • All Americans are responsible for themselves, government is the first line of defense, but ultimately, never rely upon any institution for your welfare or safety. Trust yourself, work hard, and maintain your own defense because of your right to bear arms.
  • Eleven : No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting
    • Smile, because when you are right, the left can do you no harm with their negative rhetoric.

Monday, September 11, 2006

"Folly to ignore Iran's threats to Israel"

Tony Blair, on Iran, recently said:
"I think for a president of a country to say they want to wipe another country off the face of the earth and at the same time he's trying to acquire a nuclear weapons capability....if we don't get worried about that, future historians will raise a few questions about us and about our judgment."

Blair and Bush are smart. Anyone who says otherwise is either naive or not too astute to underestimate future threats from terrorists and Iran. Blair hits the nail on the head, history will judge Blair and Bush as being right, and the nay sayers in the media and the Democrats will be judged harshly, just as the appeasers in WWII were judged to be wrong.

Ligonier Highland Games

Bagpipers march on the field during the Ligonier Highland Games.On Saturday I witnessed my first Ligonier Highland Games. It was a joy to observe the Bagpipers march on the field during this wonderful Scottish festival. I did enjoy those games, those great Highland games.

Another really interesting item found at the games: I listened to a really interesting bagpiper for about a half hour and wondered how good and prolific this bigpiper really was. So I decided to walk up to the pavilion where he was performing, and what did I find: a robotic bagpiper named McBlare. The fellow demonstrating McBlare was named Roger Dannenberg, a nice smiling gent very willing to explain all the intricacies to me, but he had to tell me in quite a loud voice, because the bagpipes were still playing, and were quite loud, I think my ears are still ringing. After it was done, he took out
his earplugs ;)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Democrats threat to ABC smacks of tyranny

A letter has been sent to ABC that is clearly a threat by the Democrats to the network, plain and simple.

This is tyranny, not democracy.

It looks like ABC is going to cave in to the demands of the left. That is a shame, irregardless of the truth or fiction status of the miniseries coming up titled "The Path to 9/11." Free speech is at stake. The networks are broadcasting stuff all the time about Bush, which is either truth or fiction, depending on your point of view. I see no difference with this. And I'm told that Bush doesn't look so great in this series either. If ABC makes edits to accommodate this threat, then we see tyranny in action!

Apparently, Dick Morris, Clinton's former campaign strategist, believes this attack by Bill Clinton and his allies on the upcoming ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11" to be "outrageous".
Morris claims that Clinton's national security adviser, Sandy Berger, and the president himself "were both responsible for failing to catch or kill Osama bin Laden on several different occasions."

Blair should join the Tories

I'm told that critics in Britain are calling for Blair to step down because of his alignment with Bush. B.S. to that.

What's my penalty for standing behind Bush...?

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Bush has given us all this. If Kerry were president, I'm confident the terrorists would have hit us again, if not repeatedly, on or off of our own soil. With respect to the pursuit of happiness, well that would be severely hampered with Kerry, because instead of a tax cut, which spurred the economy, it would have been a tax increase, which would have led us into a deep recession. No happiness for anyone, and Liberty would go right out the door, because the D's would reintroduce the 'Fairness Doctrine' which is basically censorship (Critics of the Fairness Doctrine believed that it was primarily used to intimidate and silence political opposition). The Internet would no longer be open for free speech. Yes, re-read the Preamble, and see that under Bush we have all that, yet under the Democrats it would rapidly fade away. The Democrats have turned into the Communist Party: appease, applaud and lend aid to terrorists, destroy the economy, and take over the media. With them, free speech is only free if it comes from the left. :(

Truth be told, if Blair is having problems it is not because of his alignment with Bush, it is because he is a member of the wrong party: he should join the Tories.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Mandatory viewing before election day

One of the best and moving motion pictures of all time: "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." This should be mandatory viewing for everyone prior to voting in November!

Smith: "I guess this is just another lost cause, Mr. Paine. All you people don't know about lost causes. Mr. Paine does. He said once they were the only causes worth fighting for. And he fought for them once, for the only reason any man ever fights for them. Because of just one plain, simple rule: "Love thy neighbor."

"And in this world today full of hatred, a man who knows that one rule has a great trust. You know that rule, Mr. Paine. And I loved you for it -- just as my father did. And you know that you fight for the lost causes harder than for any others. Yes, you even die for them -- like a man we both knew, Mr. Paine.

"You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked! Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause, even if this room gets filled with lies like these; and the Taylors and all their armies come marching into this place. Somebody will listen to me."

[Smith collapses]

... Senator Paine leaves the Senate chamber and, overcome with guilt, attempts to kill himself. When he is stopped, he bursts back into the Senate chamber, loudly confesses to the whole scheme and confirms Smith's innocence.

If only real life were like this!
"No matter how many times I see this film it never fails to bring tears to my eyes or choke me up at various moments. The exact scene is not quite predictable and I can’t be sure if it’s "sense memory" bringing me back to an earlier time when the cynical strains of adulthood hadn’t yet taken over my being. Smith is a fresh experience for me each time. I have never marveled quite so at the brilliance of James Stewart as the wide-eyed Senator. I just sort of took his passion for granted. It is a brilliant performance. This great film ranks amongst my favorites."

The media gets-it, the economy, stupid, that is

Why do "Americans Hate their Fabulous Economy" from a "professor at a major research university, a registered Democrat and a liberal by most measures"

My take on this: It's the fault of the old-stream media. If it were Clinton in office, then this would be the greatest economy of all time, according to the consensus from the left leaning media. The media is powerful, because their push-polls drive public opinion. They've managed to take a good economy, and tar an feather it with their unrelenting negative opinion. Why? They dislike Bush in particular and desire to let the Democrats take back control of congress. The old-stream media likes to wield their power, and they like big government. When are they going to realize that between the Democrats and Republicans, there isn't much difference as far as the size of government is concerned. They both grow government and bureaucracy. So for we the people the choice is between the lesser of two evils, so to speak.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Mellon money saves millions of U.S. acres

Mellon money saves millions of U.S. acres
Foundation leads U.S. conservation

This from the same family that donated the building materials from the Mellon mansion in Pittsburgh when it was deconstructed; to be used to constuct the beautiful church in New Kensington...
Monsignor Fusco's charisma, brilliance and leadership soon changed all that. When in 1940, the parish grew to 2400 families he motivated his people to work with him to turn the fabulous and terrestrial paradise of the Mellon Estate in Pittsburgh, PA which was being torn down, into a beautiful monumental Temple of God. We find in Mount St. Peter's the marble, the alabaster, the bronzes, the fine woods, the sandstone, the art works of the Mellon Mansion put together by Monsignor in such a way that they rise up and say: "My God, how great Thou art!" ...

One of his most memorable achievements was the building of the present Mt. St. Peter Church on a high knoll at Freeport Road and Seventh Street. Many skeptics watched as this energetic priest, operating on a shoestring budget, led the congregation in the building of a magnificent church from material salvaged from the 65-room Mellon mansion in Pittsburgh.