Friday, September 16, 2005

To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin

SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY. That's what I call "poll numbers". This is not a new trend but certainly more obvious and more damaging in the case of KKKatrina.
From the very first, the mainstream media blamed Bush. Not Nagin, who deserves jail. Not Blanco who deserves a recall, but Bush. Which BTW was ridiculous. But the media said it and kept saying it, and then they took a pol. This is what they do.

They politicize a story, inject their bile, report the meme over and over and over again and then take a poll.
The resulting poll results reflect what the American people have been told repeatedly 24/7.

Then the icing on the cake, The Democrat talking heads spend the following week, beginning every sentence with "The American people think" or "The American People are telling us............." and then that becomes the story. AMERICAN PEOPLE UNHAPPY WITH BUSH, LOWEST APPROVAL RATINGS OF HIS PRESIDENCY.

Of course, the American people are going to repeat what they mainstream media has been clubbing them with. The media is consistent in its Bush bashing passion.

Needless to say,in the case of Katrina it was particularly destructive to the American people.Why create a racial divide when there was none? Why ferment hate  at a time when people need each other the most?  Sick really sick.

And I am sure the limousine liberal reaction to the evacuees in this news segment will be typical of the lunatic left. They know better than those poor souls being manipulated by Karl Rove.

"The fact remains that this was a cataclysmic, epic natural disaster and great suffering was unavoidable" Dick Meyer

A word to the wise, IGNORE POLL (exit polls included). Oh and BTW, the Wall Street Journal weighs in on what the victims are really saying in Louisiana.

interesting about the angry messages is the choice of targets. The majority aren't about President Bush and the slow pace of federal assistance, for instance. Writers seem to be furious chiefly about the performance of local and state officials, specifically Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Messages blasting them for ineptitude during the crisis outnumber those about federal authorities.

Here's the  great post here from Brent Baker over at Newsbusters..........and do go to the videotape

To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin

ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in.” She pointed out: “They had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people."

Not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush -- despite Reynolds' best efforts. Reynolds goaded: "Was there anything that you found hard to believe that he said, that you thought, well, that's nice rhetoric, but, you know, the proof is in the pudding?" Brenda Marshall answered, "No, I didn't," prompting Reynolds to marvel to anchor Ted Koppel: "Very little skepticism here.”

Reynolds pressed another woman: “Did you feel that the President was sincere tonight?" She affirmed: "Yes, he was." Reynolds soon wondered who they held culpable for the levee breaks. Unlike the national media, London did not blame supposed Bush-mandated budget cuts: "They've been allocated federal funds to fix the levee system, and it never got done. I fault the mayor of our city personally. I really do."

Full transcript follows. Video excerpt: RealPlayer or Windows Media. Plus MP3
Listen to the black evacuees and HEAR IT FOR YOURSELF

The MRC's Rich Noyes alerted me to the reactions ABC broadcast.

Hat tip: Veritas

BTW, Hugh Hewitt and Major Garrett are onto what should become a huge story.  Apparently, the Red Cross was blocked by the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security from going into New Orleans with their supplies.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Rapt Empty Seats Greet Iranian Terrorist "President" at the UN

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Not only did the American delegation WALK OUT...this is a photo that shows the room as the Terrorist planted president of the Islamic Republic of Iran was speaking. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his first speech before the United Nations to blast the U.S. and urged the body to prevent members from taking "pre-emptive" action

Hat tip: Iran Press News

Regime Change in Iran has the photos, reports of the NYC protests of Ahmadinejad.and the text of Ahmadinejad’s UN speech today.

and lest we not forget what is at stake, Iran is ready to trade nuclear secrets with other Islamic states.

UPDATE:  10:57 PM
Apparently lacking the votes to win, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice indicated Wednesday the Bush administration was prepared to delay again a showdown with Iran over its nuclear weapons program.
Rice last week appealed openly to China, Russia, India and other nations to support threatening Iran with sanctions for refusing to halt its nuclear program.

And the band plays on.............

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Iraqi President Talibani Makes Historic Speech - Ignored by Media and the World

Iraqi President Taliabani to President Bush earler today;
Video here

In the name of Iraqi people, I say to you, Mr. President, and to the glorious American people, thank you, thank you. Thank you, because you liberated us from the worst kind of dictatorship. Our people suffered too much from this worst kind of dictatorship. The -- (inaudible) -- was hundred thousand of Iraqi innocent children and women, young and old men. Thank you, and thanks to the United States, there are now 15 million Muslims in Afghanistan and inIraq liberated by your courageous  leadership and decision to liberate us, Mr. President.

We agree with Mr. President Bush that democracy is the solution to the problems of the Middle East. Mr. President, you are a visionary, great statesman. We salute you. We are grateful to you. We will never forget what you have done for our people.
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It gets better, video here, PLEASE WATCH IT..............found it finally, nowhere in the MSM of course, had to go to White House website. UNBELIEVABLE.

UPDATE: Bush: 'I take responsibility'
                 Clinton: I did not sleep with THAT woman
Who is up for an in-depth anlysis of Guiliani vs Nagin on Crisis Management?

Live blogging the hearings here

UPDATE: The Cotillion is up at TFS MAGNUM appropriately titled;

Heros: Everyday and Extraordinary People

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Everyone is entitled to our opinion...

I am pleased to host part of the Cotillion for September 13th. My co-hostesses are e-Claire (Now Chocolate Covered!), Portia Rediscovered, and Mary Katherine Ham of Townhall.com C-Log. And all of these can also be found at the main Cotillion site..............

And my most favorite Carnival of all is up ..........Carnival of the Clueless at Right Wing Nuthouse
not to be missed

And Gary over at The Owners Manual has the Best Of Me Symphony

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Oh My Man I Love Him So

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HOO-HA! Caption anyone?
Btw listen to this song here.

Excellent stuff from Excellent writers over at Blame Bush - Bolton has no teats - thaanks TimMcd

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

BUSH TO IRANIAN DISSIDENTS: "AMERICA STANDS WITH YOU"

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Bush to Ganji: 'America Stands With You'

Whle FOX can't shut up about the launch that didn't launch,
GI-NORMOUS WORLD NEWS
  goes virtually ignored.

But not by America's Brightest, Smartest, and Oft Ignored Newspaper, The New York Sun.

One of my favorite writers Eli Lake writes of the the bloody cry for freedom in Iran

WASHINGTON - As Tehran University students clashed with police in Iran yesterday during demonstrations demanding the release of political prisoners, President Bush, from Washington, joined the growing movement calling for the release of dissident journalist Akbar Ganji.

"The President calls on all supporters of human rights and freedom, and the United Nations, to take up Ganji's case and the overall human rights situation in Iran," a statement released by the White House yesterday read. Calls for comment to U.N. spokesmen were unreturned at press time last night. [surprise, surprise surprise.............those dogs -  Atlas]

This is HUGE! We must back up those dying for freedom. This is very much part of the WAR ON RADICAL ISLAM (I hereby refuse to call it the War on Terror).

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS STORY NOW! NOT ROVE, NOT CHALLENGER ABORTING, NOT CHUCK SCHUMER'S INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS JUDICIAL POSITION (KRYTOCRACY) .

This should be the national dialogue, this should be wall to wall coverage on the MSM, the alphabets and all the LLL media.

WRITE YOU SENATORS, CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTATIVES NOW.

And yeah, I love George W for his testicular fortitude (Taranto?)

Great Editorial on this uprising at the New York Sun, Standing With Ganji.

See also Rumsfeld: Iran Could Be Behind Israel Bomb Blast
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday: "With respect to attacks in Israel, we know that Iran has been on the terrorist list. We know that Iran has been assisting Hizballah and other organizations and moving equipment and people down through Damascus into Beirut and down into positions where they can attack Israel for years and years....Clearly that's been one of the stated and continuous purposes of Iran, is to harm Israel." (Defense Department)

Monday, July 11, 2005

Why Kelo is a Killer and Bush must have his pick...

Hey President Bush, me? I  like Pickering and Estrada .

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But check out what Tim McD sent onto me

The reason why the Kelo decision (eminent domain) is so awful is that it opens the door for more "Urban Renewal."  Take a look at this story about urban renewal in Zimbabwe.  Then ask yourself if society is improved or not.  Unemployment is 70% in Zimbabwe, yet the government is destroying homes.  It is a nice touch, indeed, that the story quotes the Zimbabwe Police Inspector Loveless Rupere.  Great name for a tool of the state.
 
  Zimbabwe razing garages, cottages, chicken coops

 

KeloJessie Kalembwe, 78, sits in her destroyed home in Harare on July 5.

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwean police extended their demolition campaign to Harare's wealthier suburbs Monday, going after unauthorized garages, cottages -- even chicken coops.

The announcement on state-run radio came as a dozen church leaders from neighboring South Africa met with some of the tens of thousands of Zimbabweans who have lost homes and livelihoods in Operation Murambatsvina -- Drive Out Trash, in the local Shona language.

The government defends the drive, launched on May 19, as an urban renewal campaign and says it will provide new homes to "deserving" Zimbabweans.

Opposition leaders say it is aimed at breaking up their strongholds among the urban poor and diverting attention from Zimbabwe's economic crisis. The demolitions and evictions come at a time when inflation has topped 144 percent, unemployment is around 70 percent and an estimated 4 million people need food aid.

So far, police have mostly targeted shantytowns, informal markets and other structures in impoverished urban and rural areas.

But police Inspector Loveless Rupere told state radio that officers also would go after unauthorized structures in Harare's wealthier, "low density" suburbs.

Michael Davies, chairman of the Combined Harare Residents Association, representing nearly 3 million people, said authorities were legally required to prove outbuildings were illegal and give 30 days notice of any planned demolitions.

"But you are basically in a war situation where the police don't respect due process," he said. "The police just ignore court orders. We have criminals in charge of the state, and criminals don't respect the law. If you order them off your property, you are asking for a truncheon across the head."

The demolitions, which have left many in the open at the height of the southern African winter, have caused international outrage.

The South African church delegation, which arrived late Sunday, toured Caledonia transit camp, where some 4,000 people are living in tents outside the capital after their homes were destroyed.

Their visit follows a 12-day assessment mission by a United Nations envoy, who will be making recommendations to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. [oh he'll fix things alright-oy]


Friday, July 08, 2005

What it is. What it Shall be...........

From the blog  The Shape of Things

"Our objective in this war isn’t to establish our own security. We’re not fighting this war so make ourselves safe. We’re fighting this war to make future generations safe by wiping terrorism from the face of the Earth. It’s not enough that we protect ourselves from another 9/11. We have to make sure that no one ever, in any country on this planet, suffers such an attack again."

Read it all
hat tip Chas

The way to do that is not by circling our wagons and living in fear. The way to do that is by resisting terrorism everywhere, in every way. Whatever terrorists want us to do, we have to do precisely the opposite, and with renewed vigor in the wake of every agonizing but futile attack. Terrorists want us to stop supporting Israel; we respond by increasing our ties with Israel. Terrorists want us out of Iraq; we renew our commitment to the Iraqi people. Terrorists want to turn Afghanistan back into a failed state that they can dominate with their particular brand of twisted, medieval authoritarianism; we dedicate ourselves to making Afghanistan a free and prosperous member of the community of nations no matter what the cost.

If we continue to defy terrorists — if terrorism continues its unbroken string of utter failures — sooner or later young Muslim men are going to reach the realization that murder is not noble. If we bring liberty and prosperity to those dark, shadowy corners of the world where the light of freedom does not shine, sooner or later the people who live there are going to believe that there are better opportunities for them. If we prove to the world that we will not bend to the will of suicide bombers, of hijackers, of the murderers of the innocent, sooner or later those things will simply disappear.

It’s just a matter of time.

In the meantime, we have to shoulder a terrible burden. We have to be resolute in the face of a violent and brutal enemy. This is the price we pay for being prosperous, free and alive all at the same time.

So we carry on. We square our shoulders, raise our heads and carry on. We defy the terrorists not because it makes us safe today, but because it makes our children safe tomorrow, and their children the day after that, and their children, and theirs, and all the generations to come who will live in the light of freedom and prosperity because we made it so.


Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Happy Birthday Baby!

1Lip Pamela_paris

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

U2?

Bono1"Well, I think [President Bush has] done an incredible job, his administration, on AIDS. And 250,000 Africans are on antiviral drugs. They literally owe their lives to America. In one year that's being done. ... Yes, there's a lot of pressure on President Bush. If he, though, in his second term, is as bold in his commitments to Africa as he was in the first term, he indeed deserves a place in history in turning the fate of that continent around." -- Irish singer and activist Bono, in an interview on "Meet the Press"

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

If AP says it, it must be so! NOT!

Here is a perfect example of the media saying something they want so desperately to be true, they report it as if it was true:

Bush likely to weigh UN appointment for Bolton after Senate setbacks

AFP via Yahoo! News Tue, 21 Jun 2005 11:03 AM PDT
US President George W. Bush must decide whether to sidestep Congress after Democrats again blocked a confirmation vote for his controversial UN ambassador John Bolton.

I betcha dollars to donuts there is not an ounce of truth to that. I say Bush means to get thisPow man confirmed and just because those metrosexual, lefty, gutless, spineless, seditious, enemies of the American people don't like him, they actually fear him, they will enforce the tyranny of the minority.
Who says Bush must decide whether to sidestep or not? AP?

Bolderdash! Once again the Blogosphere is here to save the free world

 

UPDATE: June 22nd

I hate to say I told you so (actually I love it)

FOX news reports

Frist's about-face came after a White House luncheon in which President Bush persuaded Senate Republicans to schedule another vote and break a deadlock set by Democrats.

"That's been exhausted," Frist said earlier Tuesday regarding his attempts to break a stalemate that has held up the nominee for months. But after meeting with Bush, Frist came out to the cameras stationed at the White House and said he would schedule a third vote to end debate and vote for confirmation.

"The president made it very clear that he expects an up or down vote," he said, adding that Democratic resistance has nothing to do with Bolton, but everything to do with resentment toward the president.

Hard Work Hard Work Hard Word Hard Work Hard Work...........Work Hard

McCain joins the choir of voices on Meet the Press about Bush:

What the American people should have been told, and should be told, and I believe the president is going to tell them, I think he's focusing back on Iraq, I think it's long, it's hard, it's tough. It's very tough.

Am I crazy but I can distinctly recall Bush being excoriated by the LLL and world press after the first debate for saying the words hard work in regards to Iraq TOO MANY TIMES!


Remember how everyone was making fun of the "big vocabulary challenged" President because he said hard work TOO MANY TIMES? VIDEOLaughing20chimps

Keep telling me how they are not out to destroy this man. Much the way they wanted to destroy Reagan (they were more subtle about it then............but there were no blogs then)

Bwhahahahahahahahahah

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Staying the Course......Everyone Get out of the Way

it is reassuring to see that the LLL press is NOT DICTATING FOREIGN POLICY, let those buffonns know we ' elect them or even better STFU
Bush: Pulling out of Iraq not an option
The Olympian
Sat, 18 Jun 2005 10:21 AM PDT
WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush said Saturday that pulling out of Iraq now is not an option, rejecting calls by some lawmakers and polls indicating many Americans are growing weary of the war.

"The terrorists and insurgents are trying to get us to retreat. Their goal is to get us to leave before Iraqis have had a chance to show the region what a government that is elected and truly accountable to its citizens can do for its people," Bush said in his weekly radio address.

"We will settle for nothing less than victory" over insurgents there, he said later.

 

and continuing in that vein:Spa

NEW PRISON BEING BUILT IN GITMO

WASHINGTON — A subsidiary of Houston-based Halliburton (search) has been awarded a $30 million contract to build an improved 220-bed prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay (search), Cuba, the Pentagon announced. Kellogg Brown and Root Services Inc. (seaCompose Postrch) of Arlington, Va., is to build a two-story prison that includes day rooms, exercise areas, medical bays, air conditioning and a security control room, according to the Pentagon. It is to be completed by July 2006.

WTF is with the day rooms, exercise areas, medical bay, and ac. SOUNDS LIKE A GODDAMN SPA........ My next vaca? Gitmo! Who wants to come.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Only a lefty paper like the Washington Post would call it "Risky"

Bush Meets Dissidents in Campaign for Rights
President Bush lately has begun meeting personally with prominent dissidents to highlight human rights abuses in select countries, a powerfully symbolic yet potentially risky approach modeled on Ronald Reagan's sessions with Soviet dissidents during the Cold War.

"Risky"???...isn't despotism, totalitarianism, concentration camps, oppressed peoples "riskier"Washington_post

The Washington Post is hopeless.........more gems same article;

At the end of a private Oval Office meeting this week, President Bush asked a North Korean defector to autograph his book recounting a decade in a North Korean prison camp.

"If Kim Jong Il knew I met you," Bush then asked, referring to the North Korean leader, "don't you think he'd hate this?"

"The people in the concentration camps will applaud," the defector, Kang Chol Hwan, responded, according to two people in the room.

 

Bush lately has begun meeting personally with prominent dissidents to highlight human rights abuses in select countries, a powerfully symbolic yet potentially risky approach modeled on Ronald Reagan's sessions with Soviet dissidents during the Cold War. Besides Kang, Bush played host to a top government foe from Venezuela at the White House and met Russian human rights activists during a trip to Moscow last month. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met opposition leaders from the former Soviet republic of Belarus. [sounds great to me, what "risk"?  pissing off kim so ill, mullah mullah, who? Who should  we  be "afraid" of. Yes, Washington Post, let's empower them by icing out the fighters of freedom --ooooh boy! Atlas]

The sessions -- which come at a time when the Bush administration has itself come under international criticism for abuses at the prison facilities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and elsewhere -- represent a personal follow-through on Bush's inaugural address in January, when he vowed to activists around the world that "we will stand with you" in battles against repression. [international criticism at this point means "you are doing the right thing" Gitmo my ass, Abu Gharib blow it out yo arse - Atlas]

 

"He likes to talk to people who have experienced these things firsthand," said Michael J. Gerson, Bush's strategic policy adviser, who sat in on the Kang meeting Monday. "But there clearly is a signal here and a symbol that human rights is central to our approach, that there is a kind of moral concern." [and what in G-d's name is wrong with this? - Atlas]

As Bush himself acknowledged to Kang, such meetings, although heartening to activists, will surely aggravate the leaders of repressive countries. [GOOD!-Atlas] In the North Korean case, it could complicate or even derail the latest attempts to coax Kim back to multinational negotiations over his nuclear weapons program. [ this is the same guy that Condi outspokenly questioned his sanity right?-Atlas]So far, Bush has focused his attentions largely on activists from countries with which he is already openly hostile, while those from allies such as Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have not won Oval Office invitations.

Korea: A depraved  society was cannot ignore

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bush Breaks with UN, Calls Sudan Genocide

Bush has said what no one in the international community, particularly the U N *spit* will saySudan_genocide_2
GENOCIDE

In Break With U.N., Bush Calls Sudan Killings Genocide
Washington Post
Wed, 01 Jun 2005 10:33 PM PDT
President Bush said yesterday that the killings in Sudan's Darfur region constitute genocide, breaking with the United Nations and some administration officials who in recent months have carefully avoided using the term to describe the violence and death in Darfur.

Bush decries genocide in Sudan
Seattle Times
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 0:20 AM PDT
President Bush said yesterday he was concerned about genocide in Sudan's troubled Darfur region but stopped short of offering military involvement.. >I believe this is the opening salve....................everyone in the world comunity must step up..................

and in an encouraging development: they released they Doctor Without Border aid workers (now what about the translator?)
Sudan 'drops aid worker charges'
BBC News
Wed, 01 Jun 2005 9:02 AM PDT
Charges are to be dropped against aid workers in Sudan accused of falsifying a report on rape, diplomats say.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Yo Condi! While you're at it, Can you tell BUSH THE SAME THING!

Rice to Syria: Close Borders to Terrorists - Anne Gearan
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sharply criticized Syria on Monday for what she called unwillingness to close its borders to terrorists she said are to blame for some of the violence in Iraq. "Their unwillingness to deal with the crossings of their border into Iraq is frustrating the will of the Iraqi people,'' and leading to the deaths of innocent Iraqis, Rice said. En route home from a surprise trip to see Iraq's new leaders, Rice said, "We're going to go back and look again at what the neighbors can do to get the Syrians to stop support for these foreign terrorists who we believe are gathering on Syrian territory and coming across.''  (AP/Guardian-UK)

Monday, May 16, 2005

BUSH TAKES A STAND AGAINST HEZBOLLAH

HALIVAY! Bush is drawing the line in the stand. Hezbollah and the Syrians using those Palestinian training camps in Lebanon have been shelling Israel's northern border.  Bush Speaks;

UN, US express concern over Israel-Lebanon border flare-up
AFP via Yahoo! News
Sat, 14 May 2005 0:36 AM PDT
The United Nations and the United States have expressed concern over the flare-up of violence on the border between Israel and Lebanon, with
Washington calling for Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah militia to be disarmed.

Call me crazy but I read alot into this sentence. It tells me that Washington will not allow this for much longer, it tells me they will support Israeli counteroffensives of the most effective kind. It tells me that maybe, just maybe, we are going to get our heads out of the sand and take a stand in this unambiguous conflict. Cease the Moral Equivalency.........I live in hope

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

THE PHOTO I COULDN'T FIND

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I searched for this photo online for half an hour before I went to White House photos.....it is nowhere to be found. Google news (spit), Yahoo news, AP, AFP.........fuggedabouddit.
Wild eh? Think about it..............what they don't want you to see.OH! But they don't stop talking about the "phantom grenade" that was allegedly lobbed onstage. No one saw it, no one heard it, and it didn't go off! But they told Secret Service about after the President left the country. HA! And if it is true? Well than it just makes his Texan cujones even bigger. Yeah baby!

"Thousands gather in Freedom Square to hear President George W. Bush speak in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, May 10, 2005. "When Georgians gathered here 16 years ago, this square had a different name. Under Lenin's steely gaze, thousands of Georgians prayed and sang, and demanded their independence, said President Bush. "The Soviet army crushed that day of protest, but they could not crush the spirit of the Georgian people." White House photo by Paul Morse"

and I loved this photo...........those hungry for freedom so "get" Bush

President and President Saakashvili Discuss NATO, Democracy

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

The MSM and Media Elite Twist Pervert and Spin and Destroy; The Enemy Within

Do me a favor take a quick glimpse of how dishonest and twisted the media elites and the mainstream media are playing the Bush story. Here you have a great American President being lauded by new and emerging democracies while a wanna be despot (POOtin) is trying to regain the malevolent crown by jailing entrprenuers and cracking down on reform/reformers. President Bush is in Latvia, the first stop on his trip through Europe. There, he received the nation’s highest honor and read from the freedom monument.
And our press is painting Bush as the bad guywith one giant stroke. This Great Statesman. Bush is the enemy and POOtin, realigning and rearming the axis of evil (Egypt, Syria and Iran), is the offended party.

Take a look, from the always predictable   
Bush Lectures Putin on the Joys of Democracy



AOL NEWS:  HE SLAMS PUTIN: CHAFES WOUNDS
                          BUSH'S TRIP RAISES RUSSIANS  IRE
                            ARE ICY RELATIONS HIS FAULT?

La_times
Bush Walks Fine Line Between Russia and Baltic Agendas


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Creating tension with Russia, President Bush acknowledged the U.S. role in the tyranny that
took over Eastern Europe at the end of World War II. NBC’s David Gregory reports.

Cbsnews
Bush Trip Brews Russian Tension

Bush to POOtin: When I say Jump You Say How High Suh?!

I LOVE THIS MAN! Bush is putting it out there and taking no prisoners. Not kissing up to Pootin. Telling how it really is and how it really was at Yalta (FDR surrounded by all those commies - and that was FDR's entourage - Read TREASON). Finally someone is calling FDR out on his massive blunders. Maybe he'll speak to the nightmare FDR created with "the New Deal" and social security not to mention leaving millions of Jews to to be murdered, gassed, cremated and not lifting a finger - but that for another day.
I am thrilled that Bush is showing Pootin who is really boss and to stop the circle jerk. That he will play nicey nicey diplomatic boy until you cross G.W. Those Eastern European  new democratic countries want to be free and goddamn it they will be free. And if Pootin tries an end run with a new Arab Soviet Alliance - well just let him try it.
Bush: U.S. Had Hand in European Divisions Bush_europe

RIGA, Latvia - Second-guessing Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Bush said Saturday the United States played a role in Europe's painful division after World War II — a decision that helped cause "one of the greatest wrongs of history" when the Soviet Union imposed its harsh rule across Central and Eastern Europe

Bush said the lessons of the past will not be forgotten as the United States tries to spread freedom in the Middle East.

"We will not repeat the mistakes of other generations, appeasing or excusing tyranny, and sacrificing freedom in the vain pursuit of stability," the president said. "We have learned our lesson; no one's liberty is expendable. In the long run, our security and true stability depend on the freedom of others."

Bush singled out the 1945 Yalta agreement signed by Roosevelt in a speech opening a four-day trip focused on Monday's celebration in Moscow of the 60th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat

Cut and Paste and Send this letter to [email protected]

Dear Mr. President:Mail_quaint

The PLO Authority, which you have provided over 1 billion dollars in aid
during your administration, has repeatedly and publicly vowed not to lift
a finger against the murderers they nurture.  They have kept their word.

Shafik Aadel Mustafa A-Aani, the terrorist ringleader of the suicide
bombing of the Stage Cafe on Feb. 25, was recently released by the PLO
Authority, who then went on to kill a 20 year old Israeli this week.  Also
this week, Arab terrorists carrying a Kassam rocket in the back seat of
their car in Gaza, were initially arrested, and then released this by the
PLO, leaving them free to launch their next terror attack (Reuters, May 3:
"Palestinian Interior Ministry spokesman Toufiq Abu Khoussa said the three
were in a car, en route to fire rockets and were let go on Tuesday
following intervention by an Egyptian official in Gaza".)  Also this week,
the Arab terrorist murderer of Minister Ze'evi was officially permitted by
the PLO Authority to run for high political office in their upcoming
elections (YNET news, May 1:  Ahmed Saadat, jailed in Jericho for role in
murder of late Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi, says candidacy will
underscore "right of prisoners to stand for office")

Mr. President, in this troubled world with the USA facing increasingly
dangerous threats from many quarters, including the growing nuclear threat
from North Korea and Iran, it is both wrong and foolish to abandon our
Israeli friends and to subsidize our Arab enemies.

The PLO has not stopped their efforts to participate in the international
Arab terror campaign, of which America's suffering on 9/11 was a part.  It
is therefore long past time for you to end your financial and political
support for the PLO Authority.  Instead please support Israel's moral,
historical, strategic and Biblical rights for full sovereignty in Judea,
Samaria, Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and Gaza.  That way the development
of another Arab terrorist state that will threaten America will be
prevented.

Sincerely,
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Friday, May 06, 2005

VIVA THE BUSH DOCTRINE! Bush extends Sanctions against Syria

In a letter to the House speaker and Senate majority leader, Bush said Syria poses a "continuing, unusual, and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States." He said the sanctions respond to that threat.
U.S.-Syrian relations have only worsened since last year. The United States pulled its ambassador from Damascus in February in protest over the assassination of a leading Lebanese politician who often clashed with Syria.

Bush Extends Sanctions Against Syria


WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Thursday renewed economic sanctions on SyriaCheerleader implemented a year ago, saying its government still supports terrorism and is undermining efforts to stabilize Iraq.

Bush originally banned all U.S. exports to Syria except for food and medicine on May 11, 2004. The measures also include a ban on flights to and from the United States; authorization to the Treasury Department to freeze assets of Syrian citizens and entities involved in terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, the occupation of Lebanon or terrorism in Iraq; and restrictions on banking relations between U.S. banks and the Syrian national bank.

Syria Ignoring U.S. Requests on Terrorists
Syria has ignored U.S. demands to stop foreign fighters from crossing the border into Iraq and "terrorists" operating from Syrian territory, a top U.S. commander said. "We have provided Syrians with very specific information and asked them to help in securing the Iraq-Syrian borders to stop foreign fighters from crossing into Iraq," Gen. John Abizaid, commander of the U.S. forces in the Gulf, told the Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai Al-Aam. "More importantly, we asked them to cooperate with us in chasing terrorists operating out of Syria, in addition to Iraqi Baathists present in Syria who are trying to organize military operations inside Iraq." "We have been very specific and clear in our demands. Unfortunately, all these demands fell on Syrian deaf ears, and they did not respond to any of it." (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A Handshake to Remember

HandshakeMEETING THE PRESIDENT

Blake Sanford,6, whose father is the South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, waits  his turn yesterday to shake hands with President Bush.

Look at the anticipation in that sweet boy's face. I am kvelling and I am not the mother!

AP/ New York Sun

Thursday, April 07, 2005

And now from the "I need more Psychotropic Drugs" Dept

Second cabinet meeting/second term

THE PRESIDENT: "Just concluded the second Cabinet meeting of the second term. I want to thank my Cabinet officials for doing such a fine job. I appreciate your hard work, and thank you for your dedication to the country. Q Mr. President, Prime Minister Sharon has said he intends to expand the largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Other officials say no construction is imminent. Are you satisfied? And what will you tell Sharon when you see him about the settlements?All_the_presidents_men

THE PRESIDENT: Our position is very clear that the road map is important, and the road map calls for no expansion of the settlements. I'm optimistic we can achieve a peace in the Holy Land. I'm optimistic because I firmly believe that Ariel Sharon wants to have a peaceful partner, wants there to be a democracy in the Palestinian Territories, and I believe President Abbas wants the same thing. And there's a lot of hard work to be done, but we're making progress. And I look forward to meeting the Prime Minister in Crawford to continue to work with the parties to advance peace."
Geez, how many Jooooooooooooos have to die, how many Oslos have to fail until we get this damn thing right? We gotta win the war first! You can't negotiate a peace on a war that has not yet been won?
Anyone remember Vietnam? Anyone recall the difficulties surrounding negotiations on the declaration of a cease fire in Vietnam at the Paris Peace talks in '71  (even though the Americans had basically won that war on the ground)? BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO FINISH A WAR BEFORE YOU CAN NEGOTIATE A PEACE.....................where is the leverage?
A senior Israeli Cabinet minister acknowledged Wednesday that serious differences exist between Israel and the United States over Jewish settlement expansion.

And then, of course, there is  Daniel Pipes take on the pullout in the Jerusalem Post.........

Sharon's plans at least have a quality to them, sparing Israel the wooly notions of a "new Middle East" that so harmed the country a decade ago. But in another way,Daniel_caric Sharon's plans are worse than Oslo; at least that disaster was carried out by the clueless Left. A Right – led by Ariel Sharon – valiantly and staunchly opposed it. This time, it is the Right's hero who, allied with the far-Left, is himself leading the charge, reducing the opposition to marginality.

There are many theories for what reversed Sharon's views on the matter of a unilateral Gaza withdrawal in the 10 months between February and December 2003 – I have my own ideas about the hubris of elected Israeli prime ministers – but whatever the reason, its consequences are clear.

Sharon betrayed the voters who supported him, wounding Israeli democracy. He divided Israeli society in ways that may poison the body politic for decades hence. He aborted his own successful policies vis- -vis the Palestinians. He delivered Palestinian, Arab and Muslim rejectionists their greatest boost ever. And he failed his American ally by delivering a major victory to the forces of terrorism.

Hey Pipes (click #7), tell us how you reall feel...........btw that's the second Pipes piece that alludes to his take on Sharon's less than honorable motives in the disengagement plan. Hey Daniel do share!

 

Monday, February 21, 2005

I'm Confused Bush Bad? Clinton Good?


From Republican Jewish Coalition members Barry Honig and Bob Guzzardi:

I'M CONFUSED...

I'm trying to get all this political stuff straightened out in my head .

Right now, we have one guy saying one thing. Then the other guy says something else. Who to believe. Lemme see. have I got this straight?

Clinton awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Yugoslavia - good...Bush awards Halliburton no-bid contract in Iraq - bad...

Clinton spends 77 billion on war in Serbia - good...Bush spends 87 billion in Iraq - bad...

Clinton imposes regime change in Serbia - good...Bush imposes regime change in Iraq - bad...

Clinton bombs Christian Serbs on behalf of Muslim Albanian terrorists -good...Bush liberates 25 million from a genocidal dictator -- bad...

Clinton bombs Chinese embassy -- good...Bush bombs terrorist camps -- bad...

Clinton commits felonies while in office -- good...Bush lands on aircraft carrier in jumpsuit -- bad...

Clinton says mass graves in Serbia - good...Entire world says WMD in Iraq - bad...

No mass graves found in Serbia - good...No WMD found Iraq - bad...

Stock market crashes in 2000 under Clinton - good...Economy on upswing under Bush - bad...

Clinton refuses to take custody of Bin Laden - good...World Trade Centers fall under Bush - bad...

Clinton says Saddam has nukes -- good...Bush says Saddam has nukes -- bad...

Clinton calls for regime change in Iraq - good...Bush imposes regime change in Iraq - bad...

Terrorist training in Afghanistan under Clinton - good...Bush destroys training camps in Afghanistan - bad...

Milosevic not yet convicted -- good...Saddam turned over for trial -- bad...

Ahh, it's so confusing!          THANKS Chris, here's a link

Sunday, February 20, 2005

So Getting Head in the Oval Office while deploying our sons and daughters is inappropriate? Really?

Bush (someone) finally said it. Clinton disgraced the WhiteHouse, its standing and prestige in the world and in our innocent American souls. Arose may be a rose but a pig is surely a pig. Think for one moment the stones thorwn at a Republican president that raped, pillaged, and bald faced lied to the American People.
Bush: Clinton 'Disgraced the Nation'
President Bush had some choice words for both his predecessor, Bill Clinton, and his likely opponent, Al Gore, in tapes recorded by historian Doug Wead two years before Bush ran for the White House and excerpted by the New York Times on Sunday.
Speaking in 1998, when news headlines were filled with lurid details of Clinton's involvement with intern Monica Lewinsky, Bush decried the investigation into the scandal, telling Wead, "I don't like it either."
"But on the other hand," Bush added in the next breath, "I think he has disgraced the nation."
During the 2000 presidential campaign, Bush would say publicly that he intended to "restore the honor and dignity" of the office, but never directly referenced any of the Clinton scandals -- and he never personally attacked the president himself.
At the GOP convention in Philadelphia that year, the Bush campaign went so far as to decline to allow an on-site tribute to the Republican House members who prosecuted Clinton's impeachment -- one of Bush's first attempts to bring the now famous "new tone" to Washington.
Privately, however, Bush was more candid, acknowledging that while his past wasn't perfect, there was a key difference between how he and Clinton handled their respective problems.
"I did some things when I was young that were immature," he told Wead. "The difference between me and the president [is] I've learned. I am prepared to accept the responsibility of this office."
While always remaining civil on the campaign trail, the Times said, privately Bush could hardly contain his disdain for Al Gore, at one point telling Wead that the then-vice president was "pathologically a liar."
Editor's Note: What really happened during the Clinton-Gore Years? Go Here Now.

Friday, February 18, 2005

BUSH BACKS ISRAEL. Bring it On! Kicking ass and taking names EEEHA!

The Moment Of Truth! Bush:  U.S. Will Support Israel Against Iranian Threat President Bush said  Thursday: "Iran has made it clear that they don't like Israel, to put it  bluntly. And the Israelis are concerned about whether or not Iran develops a  nuclear weapon, as are we, as should everybody....Clearly, if I was the leader  of Israel, and I listened to some of the statements by the Iranian ayatollahs  that regarded my security of my country, I'd be concerned about Iran having a  nuclear weapon, as well. And in that Israel is our ally, and in that we've made  a very strong commitment to support Israel, we will support Israel if their  security is threatened."  (White House)

Monday, February 14, 2005

My Funny Valentine

Friday, January 21, 2005

The Inauguration and Parade

Just blew in from DC...............I must tell you that the "protesters" were the dirtiest, looniest, dreadlocked, smelly lunatics I ever laid eyes on............... they were so without cred, an embarassment to whomever they thought they represented and hardly significant in number of course the MSM is playing it up to the hilt but they were a small boil on the ass of Washington
My Republican peers were gracious, polite, urbane, well turned out and just plain lovely. SO proud to be a part of such an admirable throng of humanity. It was a magnificent diorama of America at her best
And Bush was.........................BUSH, spectacular
If I might add two important asides to my attendance at yesterday's inauguration and parade:
First and most significcantly, was the impact it had on my two oldest children. They saw the LLLunatics in actions and were appalled at their appearance, silliness and lack of intellectual honesty.
FAVORITE MOMENT: WHEN BEING VERBALLY ATTACKED BY A THRONG OF ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS I SAID "I WOULD TAKE A BULLET FOR YOUR RIGHT TO STAND THERE AND TALK YOUR TRASH TO ME. I WOULD DIE FOR YOUR RIGHT" TO WHICH THE MAN (?) REPLIED "I WOULDNT!" TO WHICH MY 12 YEAR OLD RETORTED TO HIM "YOU JUST DON'T GET IT, DO YOU"
That for me was an epiphany

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Zell, we really need you

And so while I retire with little hope for the near-term viability of the party I’ve spent my life building, I retire with a quiet satisfaction that after witnessing the struggle of democracy over communism and fascism, the fear I once held that America might not rise to meet this new challenge of terrorism has vanished like a fog under the radiance of a new dawn. While the threat is still real, the shadow looming across a promising future is gone.
And the credit for that goes to one man. Like the last lion of England, Winston Churchill, George W. Bush has stood alone and risked all to give the world a new, clearer path to the advancement of freedom.
Abraham Lincoln, in his second annual message to Congress, stated: “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom for the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth.”
George Bush has injected into a region of enslavement an incurable dose of freedom, and thus nobly saved that “last, best hope of earth” — free men.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

The Case for War, printed Nassau Herald 10/29

Someone tell Randi Kreiss: if she's a devoted Kerry/Edwards supporter, there's still time. Her loyalty to the Democratic party is admirable, but not when it's party before country. Her contention that our commander in chief is waging war in a foreign land naively defies logic. The war was waged here as thousands of our brothers and sisters vaporized into the very air we breathed on 9/11. President Bush took the war where it belonged...to the heart of the Middle East. While many countries sponsored terrorism, Saddam's Iraq was the most flagrant. Twelve years flouting sanctions alone would have legitimized the war, but Saddam was paying off families of suicide bombers. He was bankrolling the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine through the UN oil-for-food program. The man was using our taxpayer money to bomb innocents! He gave Abu Nidal, infamous Palestinian terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds, safe harbor for decades protecting the grisly executioner of wheelchair-bound American Leon Klinghoffer. What in the world does she think was going on at Salmon Pac?
Radical Islamist terrorist organizations are connected. Changing their names shouldn't get us off their stench. Iraq is precisely where the war should be taking place, not at La Grenouille. When I hear Democrats lamenting all the terrorists are flooding into Iraq, I say "Hallelujah!" Let's draw them out of their caves and spiderholes and kill them before they come after our kids here. We have a president who iced out the greatest terrorist of all, Yasser Arafat, who cut his teeth in 1972 with his bloodlust and murder of 11 Israeli athletes. When Bush stopped the ridiculous moral equivalency in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and backed Sharon and the security fence, terrorist attacks markedly decreased. Kerry doesn't have the conviction nor the will for such action. That's probably why 60% of Israelis want Bush elected and Arafat wants Kerry to win.The French and Germans want Kerry too, but it was their enormous payoffs via the oil-for-food program that fueled their refusal. They conspired against us so that they might continue to suck the blood of the Iraqi poor. They’re really not our friends nor that of the Iraqi people. Ms. Kreiss should take note: when terrorists, Arafat, the French, the Germans, those opposing us at the UN, and radical Islamist fascists the world over are all routing for Kerry, she should probably vote for the other candidate. I realize her loyalty to the Democratic party might be like religious fervor or a drug, but this one just might kill the organism.
The arguments of the left are becoming laughable. They focus on weapons of mass destruction. Saddam gassed his own people and was famous for his weapons programs. We're quibbling over exactly when this would become a danger again? This is the man who pledged all sorts of mayhem against us in speeches since the first Gulf War. With a history of having attacked four of his neighbors, shooting at us in the no-fly zone and flouting sanctions for years, we needed to take it seriously. Clinton, Kerry, and numerous other luminaries were convinced of the threat and publicly made us aware, but somehow Bush's belief is sinister? The intelligence failures occurred during the Clinton administration with Bush inheriting a weakened military, patchwork intelligence networks that did not share information a la the Gorelick memo and terrorist plans that were reaching their final stage. How do they compare Bush's eight months in office to Clinton's eight years of squandered prosperity, inaction on terrorism and missed opportunities to get Bin Laden? His administration's high point was suing Microsoft which led to a market collapse, anyone with a portfolio knows. After the 9/11 attack on our financial center, I wondered if the economy would ever recover, but Bush cut taxes, gave small business incentives and now we have a staggeringly low 5.4% unemployment rate. That's something that was wildly heralded during Clinton's time, but suddenly it’s a disaster under Bush. Also unimportant is the fact that Kerry has no appreciable record after twenty years in the Senate. Perhaps Ms. Kreiss isn't salvagable if she exchanges "flipflopping" with "intellectual growth". I would like to tell her that intellectual giants are often paralyzed into inaction and the spinally challenged Kerry is no one to trust with the current World War. The stakes are too high...it's good vs. evil. I submit to the readers that all heads should be removed from the sand and they must read between the lines of a biased media. Western civilization hangs in the balance.