Sunday, October 31, 2004
But now we find that the MSM has only played a portion of the OBL tape, and the unplayed portion contains a blistering attack on our President and his relentless assault of al Qaeda. According to OBL, this assault has cramped his style big time. So, to the lying cowardly MSM, I repeat the call that is starting to grow from some of the forward observers: Release the tape!
Before heading off to another black church ... Sen. Kerry shows off that form of a long line of Transylvanian QBs ... Our Minnesota friends at Power Line (from whence this jewel of a pic came from) noted the very nice form with the planted back foot.
And ... our Power Line friends also report the following happy news of righteousness advancing on this Sunday: The Swift Vets have made a very large $500,000 ad buy in Minnesota. Achors Aweigh, Baby!!
Saturday, October 30, 2004
In another early sign that the Kerry/Edwards voter registration drive may not be panning out, a Democrat early voter (clearly confused by ballot instructions) mistakenly casts his vote for Bush.
Showing the form that would make his Transylvanian grandmother proud, Thurston John Munster-Kerry hauls in the winning pass in yesterday's Demo intra-mural tarmac football game. Final score: Raging Leftist Appeaser Demos 21, Socialist Gay "Marriage"/Partial Birth Abortion Advocates 17. Kerry actually played for and scored for BOTH teams.
Quick Kerry Update ... More than ever, we are reminded that a Kerry presidency would weaken our national security
When America was at war with the Evil Empire in 1971, Kerry spoke very respectfully of the Communists. He even went to France, in a time of war, to try and negotiate with the enemy. From Kerry's 1971 Senate testimony, as reprinted in the "The New Soldier", we read:
"... I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutional Government [i.e., the Communist murderers] and ... Madame Binh [another Communist sociopath] ..."The Carnivorous Conservative is on the case, and he is going to D.C. for a big Swift Vets rally and ... apparently some important news on Sunday. So check out the Meat Eater, who also has up a link to Kerry's 1971 interview wherein he looks a little strange when asked about the status of his discharge.
Friday, October 29, 2004
"America, in four days, you will have an important decision to make. I would like you to know what I think about your decision.
This election is about security. The 19 who hit you were blessed. We didn't hit Sweden because they will do whatever we want. Do whatever our "Muslim nation" wants and you won't have any trouble with us.
This election is about electing anybody but Bush. He is misleading you about 9/11. He tells you it was about our hating freedom. Actually, as Michael Moore said shortly after 9/11, America's foreign policy brought 9/11 upon America. Particularly egregious is America's friendship with the Israelis. Way back in 1982, I decided that women and children should die in the U.S., because the U.S. has killed so many of our children and women.
The first Bush Administration was corrupt. The current Bush Administration is also corrupt. Did you see the news about Halliburtion today? Like John Kerry, I oppose the tyranny of the so-called Patriot Law to fight terrorism. Also, I agree with Al Gore, John Kerry and the Democratic Party that Bush stole the Florida election.
God bless Mohamed Atta. Bush's incompetence allowed us to execute 9/11. Recall that the great film "Fahrenheit 9/11" pointed out that our operation did not seem to distract Bush's attention from reading to school children.
Your security is in your hands. If you will go back to treating me like a nuissance and not threaten me, then I won't bother you."
If you think I have stretched it a little, then read the actual OBL statement..
Thursday, October 28, 2004
There is so much good news out there ... it's hard to focus. Curt Schilling, the one-legged pitcher extraordinaire greets Charlie Gibson on ABC's Good Morning America with "Vote Bush". And tomorrow ... my new favorite pitcher (okay, maybe behind the Rocket, Oswalt, and Bakke) is going to be in NH with the Commander-in-Chief. The Red Sox sweep ... so Schilling can campaign?! What?! God lives.
Worthless polls were still much better today than expected. From The Horserace Blog, Jay Cost puts it all in perspective. Before giving his usual, detailed and inspiring ("50 cent") analysis, he offers the following dime's worth:
"Ryan Lizza, The New Republic Online October 26, 2004: "If Kerry is back in Michigan before Tuesday, it may be a harbinger of bad news on Election Day."Read Jay's analysis of the huge Demo fumble in Michigan. It will get your blood pumping. But ... keep up the enthusiasm and energy. No letting up until the polls close on 2 November.
R.W. Apple, The New York Times October 27, 2004: "Mr. Kerry is scheduled to appear in Detroit on Saturday."
And ... last night Dick Morris lit up the Kerry campaign and pronounced them dead for their bumbling into the "missing explosives" fiasco. The story is nicely focusing the election where it needs to be -- on national security. I nearly fell over laughing when Morris taunted his former Clinton cohorts, saying "I tried to teach McCurry and Carville, but apparently I didn't do a good enough job."
The more I listen to Kerry talk about the ammo dump fiasco (which Karl Rove or Hillary Clinton must have planned), I am convinced that Kerry does indeed loathe the military. What does he think, the 3rd ID and the 101st were on drugs when they went through the ammo dump?
Speaking of which ...
From Kerry's "New Soldier": Viet Nam Vets were a Bunch of Drug Users
Recall that Kerry is "proud" of all of his anti-war activities. He never has apologized, only saying that he may have used a little bit of hyperbole. From "The New Soldier" and his infamous 1971 Senate testimony, here is another nice thing that Kerry had to say about our Viet Nam vets:
"The [drug] problem is extremely serious. It is serious in very many different ways. I believe two Congressmen today broke a story. I can't remember their names. There were 35,000 or some men, heroin addicts that were back.You know, the foregoing accusation is outrageous. Even if it were true, though, if Kerry cared about the military and its honor, would he level such charges? You tell me.
The problem exists for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the emptiness. It is the only way to get through it. A lot of guys, 60, 80 percent stay stoned 24 hours a day ..."
This non-partisan message brought to you by Daisy Cutter, a proud member of MilBlogs. The most important question in this most critical election is this one: Who will be our Commander-in-Chief as we wage war against our terrorist enemies that seek to destroy us, both at home and abroad? Those who love America and her military need and deserve to be heard on this question. I am Daisy Cutter, and I approved this message.
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Via Hugh Hewitt, I just read a super post by former Navy Seal Matthew Heidt at Froggy Ruminations. Here are a couple of blockbuster quotes from this quick, knockout punch of Kerry:
"I have received quite a bit of correspondence from Vietnam veterans in the last week or so analogizing Kerry’s actions and statements of the Presidential campaign with those he made during his tenure as a radical anti-war protester. The specter of his Presidency so eerily parallels his achievements in American withdrawal from Vietnam that the comparisons are impossible to miss."I thought I was the only one who was noticing. Just kidding. When you are screaming out loud at your windshield or computer screen, the chances are that there are many others in this great land doing the same.
But this ... this is the best line of the campaign ... and the only thing that I regret is that some one else beat me to it ... and the Navy to boot. Oh, well, here it is:
"Kerry famously asked the question during his 1971 Senate testimony, 'How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?' He answers that explosive question today by saying, 'Elect me President of the United States.'And now we see history repeating and ... perhaps curing itself? Let's hope.
Miscellaneous Minnesota Good News
Okay, I am going out on a limb: The President is going to take Minnesota. Check out this intriguing post from the fellas at Power Line. Good stuff.
And ... The Horserace Blog continues with the best poll analysis on the web. (Rush mentioned Jay Cost's super-must-read blog today.) The Horserace Blog pointed out what even lowly I noticed in Zogby's analysis from yesterday: Zogby's numbers are going to show Kerry pulling into either a tie or a lead over the next day or two, but then ... we move on to victory.
Buckle up for the ride.
Rewind the tape to 1971 and "The New Soldier", where we read Kerry's response to Senator Symington's question about how the American military would react to Kerry's questions of their conduct and of the war itself. Kerry unapologetically responded:
"... I do recognize there are some men who are in the military for life. The job in the military is to fight wars. When they have a war to fight, they are just as happy in a sense and I am sure that these men feel they are being stabbed in the back. ..."
The military feels the knife again. Don't let him get away with it.
Classic line from Christopher Hitchens, another Bush Democrat
You most certainly won't agree with everything, or even most of what's in it, but read Christopher Hitchens' column in The Nation. It is entertaining and fabulously-written. He is supporting President Bush because of the national security issue. Here! Here! Check out this excerpt, which is a killer indictment of the Left from one of their own:
""Anybody But Bush"--and this from those who decry simple-mindedness--is now the only glue binding the radical left to the Democratic Party right. The amazing thing is the literalness with which the mantra is chanted. Anybody? Including Muqtada al-Sadr? The chilling answer is, quite often, yes. This is nihilism. Actually, it's nihilism at best. If it isn't treason to the country--let us by all means not go there--it is certainly treason to the principles of the left."The Left's implosion shows you that ... okay, I am stopping myself ... I will tell you only if you promise to get after it and keep up the pressure in these last 6 days ... okay? .... we are going to win.
Stay focused ...
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Well, others smarter than I are all over the place connecting the dots now that Kerry, the NY Times and CBS News have been caught in the act of fabricating another anti-Bush hit piece ... Check out this proposed ad response language from Kerry Spot (via Power Line):
"Kerry is playing Monday Morning Quarterback with the 101st Airborne’s performance in Iraq. In 1971, John Kerry smeared our troops as rapists and butchers. ... He’s smearing them as incompetent now. This Nov. 2, show John Kerry what you think of his attacks on our troops."
Jihad Watch Man Weighs in on the Presidential Election: Daisy is Right
Check out Robert Spencer's audio take on the election here.
Kudos to the "Unit" and thanks for the response to the "Ark" Project
Thanks for the links, trackbacks ... and most of all your participation and efforts to re-elect the commander-in-chief. Those of you who stop by the Cutter on a somewhat-regular basis, please go by and visit my blogging friends in "My Unit", linked to the right. They are making it happen.
I can't recognize you all ... Okay, I could, but I would never get anything done. Oh, well, I am not getting anything done any way, except this ... which may be the most important thing right now. But I digress ... Tonight, I just want to say thanks to my NJ Buddy Dan, the Carnivorous Conservative, who is working his tail off and providing lots of good analysis and energy with a New Jersey edge that I love. And also, I would like to say ... pay a visit for some laughs, insight and inspiration to my fellow Texan, Mr. Minority. He is what Dan would be like if geography had intervened. The Aging Divas for Bush are getting it done, too; Gaye has sent an email to her contacts to encourage participation in the "Ark" Project. Also, Goomba informs me that he is heading over the mountains to help with the GOP's efforts in Nevada. That is good stuff, Goomba. Check out his great site, where his satire and comedy has every one laughing but humorless leftist, who manage to take all the wrong things seriously.
Now, I feel bad. I want to mention you all. Go check out all the sites "In My Unit" ... and if you stop by, tell them Daisy said to say "hello".
Okay, back to work ...
And remember, for October surprises, my motto is ...
Semper Gumby (Always Flexible)
Greetings. Here is my challenge to those who visit the Cutter in the coming few days: Let's call it the "Ark" Project. And if it sounds like something else that you have heard of ... too bad. There's nothing new under the sun any way. Here's the idea (and yes, I am participating, too):
1) Personally contact at least two voters that you know in key swing states (in particular Fla., Ohio, PA, Michigan, Iowa, Wis., Minnesota, NH, NM, and maybe Nevada, and Hawaii, yes Hawaii) If you have a blog ... too bad. You need to contact, by phone or email, at least two voters in swing states. If you are already in a swing state, then you should try to get more than two;
2) When you contact them (by phone or email) ask them to: a) vote (of course ... unless they are voting for Kerry, and then tell them that the principled thing for them to do is to vote for Nader); b) vote early, if possible; c) tell at least two more voters in swing states to vote and vote early, if possible; d) encourage them to help their local Republican party in its 72-hour get-out-the-vote program; and e) find two more people to participate in the "Ark" project and spread the word.
I believe that a lot of voters just need to be reminded of how critical this election is ... and provided some tangible things to do to help. Listen, it is great that you are voting. Please do. But, with all due respect, it's simply not enough. Have you done all you can for your country in this critical election? Can you make a couple of calls? Can you give of your time ... just a few hours? A day? When young men are chasing jihadis all over Iraq and Afghanistan, the least we can do is make sure they have a commander-in-chief worthy of them. Ask the military who they are voting for ... Heck, ask a Demo why they try to suppress and avoid counting military ballots.
Daisy's 72-hour program
I am truly bummed that I won't be able to go to a swing state to participate in the Republicans' 72-hour GOTV program. A friend of mine is going ... to Minnesota!! ... and I am seriously jealous. Duties, work, and children require me to stay. So ... I have devised my own 72-hour program for Sunday, Monday, and Election Day. Here it is: I will be praying for our nation on those three days. I am going to come up with a schedule for me that is workable to spend some meaningful time talking to God about our nation, this election, and the aftermath. The Lord knows that I want Pres. Bush to win. I will probably ask for that, too. But the bottom line is this: It is ultimately going to be out of my hands. I just believe we need for God to look out for America in this critical time. If you can't make it to a Republican headquarters in a swing state, perhaps you'll join me in praying for this land that we love.
Need some motivation?
Okay, how about a little "New Soldier" nonsense from John Kerry to remind you of how dangerous Kerry would be as commander-in-chief? In 1971, Kerry told the Senate that the Cold War was over and there was no Communist threat. Check it out:
"It is my opinion that the Unites States is still reacting in very much the 1945 mood and postwar cold-war period when we reacted to the forces which were at work in World War II and came out of it with this paranoia about the Russians and how the world was going to be divied up between the super powers, and the foreign policy of John Foster Dulles which was responsible for the creation of the SEATO treaty, which was in fact, a direct reation to this so-called Communist monolith. And I think we are reacting under cold-war precepts which are no longer applicable."Thus, John Kerry declared the Cold War "over" almost a decade before Pres. Reagan was inaugurated. Kerry also has not changed or recanted any of the nonsense in his book or any of his infamous Senate testimony. He didn't see the Communist threat. He didn't heed the advice of those who did. He only saw a threat in the exercise of unlateral American power. He sees the world the same today. Thus, we can have no assurance that he would proactively take on the jihadi threat. We can't afford such a risk in these times.
Monday, October 25, 2004
From Kerry's "The New Soldier", we see Kerry struggling with his lack of trust for the military:
"Sen. Simington: Mr. Kerry, from your experience in Vietnam do you think it is possible for the President or Congress to get accurate and undistorted information through official military channels.[sic]
Mr. Kerry: I don't know ..."
We see this mistrust of the military reflected in Kerry's views today. His daily attacks on the President for his prosecution of the War on Jihad (i.e., today for failing to secure weapons in Iraq) are really attacks on the military commanders who were or may have been responsible. In fact, we have no idea when this weapons cache disappeared. It could have been taken in the buildup to the war. It's just another talking point for Kerry, who continually attacks the military via his attacks on Bush. The ridiculous "outsourcing to Afghan warlords" argument is more of the same. People who have been in the military know that the President and his cabinet hardly get into such operational details. But it allows Kerry to hit two targets at once -- Pres. Bush and the military (which is supporting the President 4-1).
Why This Election Matters So MuchHugh Hewitt had an excellent analysis today regarding why so many of us are so caught up in making sure this election comes out right ... that is, a Bush victory. And no ... politicos ... it has very little to do with naked competition or worries about the path being cleared for Hillary in 2008. Here is Hugh's take:
Indeed. I am wrapped up in it, and I am feeling the rolling waves and shifting winds that come as the storm of next Tuesday approaches. I am wrapped up in it because I know in my heart of hearts that our nation is at far greater risk if John Kerry is elected. I have children to protect and their future to think about. It is that simple. There are, in fact wolves in the forest.
"People are invested emotionally in the race because of the race's impact on the war. Those who want out --even though there is no "out"-- know that Kerry is Michael Moore's guy, and will withdraw asap from Iraq. Those who know there is no alternative know that Bush isn't for turning, and that the enemy in Iraq and around the globe would love to stage an "ultimate horror" far, far worse than any second Clinton presidency."
Tomorrow/late tonight ... Daisy's "Ark" Project. Check back.
You know, bad things can happen, like getting struck by lightning. But if you keep getting struck, maybe you are sitting on a lightning rod. In the same way, Kerry's anti-American and anti-military statements made in his book, "The New Soldier" are not isolated statements.
For instance, I have quoted here where Kerry said in his book and Senate testimony that America was guilty of "the height of criminal hypocrisy" in Viet Nam. I have also chronicled how Kerry saw no Communist threat in Viet Nam. (He has never seen a threat, in fact, that required U.S. unilateral action.) Today, here is another quote that melds these two non-accidental themes:
"We could come back to this country; we could be quiet; we could hold our silence; we could not tell what went on in Vietnam, but we feel because of what threatens this country, the fact that the crimes threaten it, not reds, and not redcoats but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out."There you have it. In John Kerry's world, it wasn't the Communist Vietnamese or the Khmer Rouge that were threats -- it was American "war crimes". Fast forward to today, and this explains why Kerry and his allies focus far more on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal than upon Saddam's crimes ... or those committed by Zarqawi, for that matter. Kerry views the exercise of American power as the real threat.
Lest you are inclined to give Kerry a pass for his 30-year-old book and other anti-war activities, remember that Kerry has consistently maintained his "pride" in all that he did in the anti-war movement. He understands the damage to his campaign that a wide-spread knowledge of his activities would entail, though. This is why his campaign bought up the hard copies of the book -- so that America could not read Kerry's written betrayal of our troops while they were in harm's way.
More tools to get the word out ...
Here is a great flyer regarding Kerry's military service and discharge: Click here. And ... for those "security moms" and others concerned about terrorism, consider providing them this.
And if you don't think the jihadis want Pres. Bush to lose ...
Take a look at this.
If you just don't want any good news today, please stop reading
There have been a number of good indicators from the home of Walter Mondale in recent days. Most polls continue to put Minnesota in the Kerry column, and it does appear to be -- for now. However, people who know the state tell me that Kerry's visits to the land of 11,000 lakes have in fact helped the good guys. Here is a nice piece about the changing tide in Minnesota. Also, it appears that the base in Minnesota is fired up. The Power Line guys are Minnesotans and big-timers in the blogging world, so check them often to get a sense of what is going on in Minnesota. Remember, too, that Nader is on the ballot and can be a force in Minnesota, where they actually have the principle to stand against the vapid one. We'll keep a sharp eye out and be pulling for our northern brethren.
Minnesota is encouraging, but ...
This is my favorite. Folks, this is not the only poll that shows the race this way out there, either.
Okay, I lied.
This is my favorite today. Go ahead and smile. It's okay.
More good poll numbers
I know it's got to be killing him, but Zogby reports a three-point lead for the president today. If you really want a sense of how the race is going, and get some realistic, fact-based optimism (and you promise to do everything in your power to bring about a Bush victory on 11/2), then check out the fabulous Horserace Blog.
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Remember: Kerry has no regrets, no apologies, only "pride" in his anti-war activities while American troops were in harm's way and our POWs were being tortured by North Vietnamese Communists.
Today's reading from "The New Soldier", the book that Kerry wrote but now is hiding from America, is an excerpt from Kerry's infamous 1971 Senate testimony:
"In our opinion, and from our experience, there is nothing in South Vietnam, nothing which could happen that realistically threatens the United States of America. And to attempt to justify the loss of one American life in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos by linking such loss to the preservation of freedom, which those misfits [anti-war protesters] supposedly abuse, is to us the height of criminal hypocrisy ..."From this quote, we see that Kerry routinely has no trouble accusing America and her leaders of crimes, even in a time of war. He hasn't directly accused the Bush Administration of crimes with respect to Iraq, but he has come close -- embracing the pathetic bilge espoused by Michael Moore and repeatedly accusing Pres. Bush of "misleading" America into war.
Also, we see in the above quote that Kerry has great difficulty seeing security threats that need to be acted on by the United States. He saw no threat in Communist expansionism. He fought Pres. Reagan every step of the way in this regard, from the Berlin Wall to Nicaragua. He supported a nuclear freeze and opposed the Reagan and Bush build-up of the U.S. military. He also saw no threat to American security when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1991. He now calls Iraq a "grand diversion". Recall that Kerry also has argued since 1972 that U.S. forces should not be deployed without U.N. authorization.
Unlike most of America, Kerry hasn't learned from Viet Nam. He is indeed unfit for command.
Because Kerry and his minions bought up all the extra copies and are hiding it. Because Kerry knows that if the cover and contents of this book saturated the American psyche, he would lose all 50 states. It's up to us ... to you ... to get the word out. We're discussing Kerry's anti-American book each day through 1 November here at the Cutter.
Discovered a great site just recently: Not John Kerry 2004, that is getting the word out re: "The New Soldier" and more. There is an information-packed flyer that the group is distributing in Colorado. There is also a link to "The New Soldier" Blog, where you can also watch the documentary "Stolen Honor" FREE!, download Kerry's hidden book, and also read five chapters of Unfit for Command. These folks have way more firepower than little ol' me. So check them out. I am linking both under "In Service to the Nation" to the right (appropriately).
And get this: "Not John Kerry 2004" is the work of a few patriots in Colorado that are going house-to-house, literally, to tell people about the threat to our national security that a Kerry presidency would mean. These great Americans inspire me.
So ... what are you doing for your country's security and future today? This week? Get up and get the word out.
Friday, October 22, 2004
In reading "The New Soldier", by John Kerry, I just can't believe that Kerry has not addressed how terribly wrong that his anti-war activities were. His lack of an apology leads me to a couple of possible conclusions: 1) He is not sorry; or 2) He hopes that no one (or at least not enough people to matter) will notice what he did. Both unfortunately lead me to the conclusion that Lynne Cheney reached after the third debate. And, yes, dear Leftists, I do think it is unfortunate that our politics have come to this, and that the best the Democrats can nominate is a man who unapologetically betrayed his Viet Nam comrades and now shamelessly uses his Viet Nam service to court voters. If Viet Nam service wasn't honorable in 1971, then why is it honorable to Kerry now? Using one's military service as a cheap billboard for personal advancement is bad enough; doing so while endangering and in fact hurting other valiant Americans and their families is reprehensible.
So, given Kerry's repeated statements of how "proud" he is of his anti-war activities, and the fact that he has not renounced "The New Soldier", I can only assume that he stands by what he wrote. Today, we see in his book that Kerry and his anti-war allies saw the war and the American military -- and by extension the country itself -- as essentially racist:
Army PFC Bill Perry -- "The whole American policy is nothing but what you might call cultural imperialism. It's like a very clever form of racism. They've always been in to trying to honkify white people as much as possible. Trying to make you whiter than white. Just taking their whole decadent culture, their whole cold-weather culture, their whole fear culture, their whole money culture, and push their fear, push this hate, push this mistrust, among all of us. It's this kind of thing some of us have felt all of our lives."
Army Corp. Evan Haney -- "I'm a Seminole Indian. If you took the Vietnamese War as it is, and compared it to the Indian Wars a hundred years ago, it would be the same thing. All the massacres were the same. Nowadays they use chemical warfare; back then they put smallpox in the blankets and gave them to the Indians. You could just go right on down the line and name all the similarities. ..."
Lest you think, Kerry might have seen it differently, here is what he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in his infamous April 1971 testimony:
"... An American Indian friend of mine who lives in the Indian Nation of Alcatraz put it to me very succintly. He told me how as a boy on an Indian reservation he had watched television and he used to cheer the cowboys when they came in a shot the Indians, and then suddenly one day he stopped in Vietnam nad said, 'My God, I am doing to these people the very same thing that was done to my people.' And he stopped. And that is what we are trying to say, that we think this thing has to end."There you have it, in John Kerry's own words. While American troops were fighting and dying on the battlefield in Southeast Asia and enduring torture at the hands of the Communist North Vietnamese, Kerry was pontificating and lecturing America -- in front of the world -- about the evils of its military and indeed of the nation itself.
It is our duty to hold him to account.
Thus, we press on ...
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Herman Munster Endorses President Bush: "My family's security is more important than my family name"
It is with great pride that I present to The Truth Laid Bear the following political announcement from one of my favorite television characters of all time:
My fellow Americans. Arriving at this point has not been easy for me. I am usually one of those "undecided" voters that all of the advertisements are aimed at. In fact, I have been undecided and ultimately unable to vote in each presidential election since 1868.
Further, I have encountered intense pressure this election season; much of it has come from my own family. Of course, I myself am related to Sen. Kerry by blood. Daisy Cutter herself, er himself ... whatever .... DARN!! ... has in this very space chronicled the proud heritage of the Senator from Massachusetts.
Additionally, my wife Lilly comes from a long line of proud, blood-sucking Transylvanian Democrats. I don't use this description as a pejorative. It is just a fact. My beloved father-in-law Grandpa, who lives with us, is a blood sucker to this day. He is, of course, not supporting the President.
As an undecided moderate, I, too, am uneasy with some of the President's programs and proposals. For instance, being myself the product of robust scientific research and development, I very strongly believe in stem-cell research. I am also a firm believer in the recycling of human parts of all kinds, although I do prefer dead bodies for this research/development. I would also like to see some kind of help for my niece Marilyn's badly-mangled face. This may be a long way off, given the President's reluctance to pursue stem-cell research. This is indeed unfortunate, and I was intrigued by Sen. Edwards' promises to provide healing in this regard. As a fellow blood-sucker, Grandpa really likes Sen. Edwards.
Also, many jobs have been lost under Pres. Bush. Fortunately, at the parlor people just keep on coming in. So, I really haven't been affected. But as an immigrant, I am also worried about homeland security measures that may affect my relatives who wish to visit me here in the States, only to get the "Morning Has Broken" treatment. Further, I have been on Social Security since its inception, and thus I am also concerned about a "January surprise" regarding my benefits if the President is re-elected.
But I must say ... in spite of my hesistancy to vote for the President, and even to make a decision of any kind per my usual course ... 9/11 changed me. I still remember where I was standing in the parlor ... and even whom I was embalming ... when I got the news. I came home, and I was so mad, I just sat there and said, "DARN! DARN! DARN! ... etc." It was difficult. Then, I stomped a huge freaking hole in the floor and fell into the dungeon and destroyed Grandpa's lab --again. Alas, I am plagued by my passive-agressive demons.
We Munsters are all about family. I am a peace-loving man, and I love my family. When I tuck my little werewolf in bed at night, all is right in the world. I am a "security dad", you might say. And I don't want to fight with any body, especially those mean people in the Middle East. But they made me so mad, I was just about ready to get ol' Spot and go cave-to-cave and smoke 'em out myself. They darn near made me say naughty words.
I still have some misgivings about things. This whole "War on Terror" deal kind of bothers me. I mean, a lot of people think that applies to me. I prefer to call it a War on Radical Islam ... or a War on Islamic Fascism ... or the best moniker I have heard is from Daisy .... "the War on Jihad." I am not the enemy. Those meanies in the Middle East are. They terrify me.
So, I am now (for the first time since voting for President Lincoln) proudly supporting a Republican -- Pres. Bush. Heck, it's the first time I've voted for any one in 140 years. But I am excited. Lilly and I watched the whole Republican Convention. Grandpa sat it out, of course. But we were so fired up, I played "Proud to be an American" on the organ until the entire house was filled with dust. The tears streaming down my face made the dust stuck to me, but it was sweet.
Now ... I am telling all who will listen. The choice is clear. Even those of us who are related by blood to John F. Kerry himself will tell you: Family matters. But my family's security is more important than my family name.
1313 Mockingbird Lane, U.S.A.
"Proud to be an American"
But seriously, it was a very disappointing end to a fabulous and miraculous run for the Astros. And if you were going to lose ... at least we went down with our best out there. I am proud of this team, even though I hurt for them. Biggio. Bagwell. Beltran. Kent. Berkman. Bakke, Rocket. Lidge. Oswalt. Viz. Scrap Iron, etc. Thanks for the ride.
St. Louis is a great and classy team, even if they do have a lawyer for a manager. Plus, I love their fans ... all dressed in red ... like Missouri, a red state.
You know what keeps me going, though? I made a deal with God. I would trade (even though I have been a huge Astros' fan for 35 years) a Bush win for the Series. Look ... the libs are scrambling for their Physician's Desk Reference to diagnose me.
So ... it still could be a very nice autumn.
Pressing on ....
Today's "New Soldier" Reading
Today, we read another excerpt from Kerry's book, "The New Soldier", which his campaign is hiding but you can print your own copy free by clicking on the link. The following quote is from Virginia Warner, the mother of American POW and Marine pilot, Lt. James Warner:
Lt. Warner's Vietnamese captors predictably took Mrs. Warner's statements and used them against her son to further torture and humililate him while he was in captivity. Warner later asked John O'Neill, the author of Unfit for Command: What kind of "ghoul" would use his own mother in such a fashion?
"... We have to consider the people of Vietnam. What would we do, what would you and I do, if a Vietnamese plane flew over and bombed our town? How would we react to somebody that we've captured? ..."
Check out Mr. Warner's story here. Mr. Warner's story is also featured in the film the Left desperately wants America not to see.
For Kerry's treatment of the Warner family ALONE, he is unfit to be president.
Astros Really are the Good Guys
And on a lighter note ... Boy, if hearing this news doesn't make you want to cheer for my Astros tonight ... then you're a leftist and should proudly cast your ballot on Nov. 3. But, for the rest of you, check out what the Astros' Craig Biggio and Carlos Beltran proudly signed.
And, oh yes, Toe-Razor Hinze Keris' is now established as a complete psycho ... who likes to talk. She advocates getting drunk to cure arthritis ... or something like that. John needs to be "more vulnerable" ... etc. Yesterday, she slams the fabulous Laura Bush as never having a "real job"? And ... then she compounds the error by failing to point out and understand that full-time motherhood and home-making is indeed a "real job". I think Cheney must be wearing a Toe-Razor costume. That is the only thing that would explain the insanity that continually spews from that woman's pie hole. Being a black single mother of five myself, I would love to rabbit punch her right in the gizzard.
But, I digress ... Later today, in this most amazing place in web space, I will again turn to the serious discussion of Kerry's anti-American and anti-military book, "The New Soldier". I am working my way to some of the more explosive quotes. You don't want to miss it. Tell your friends, family members, and undecideds to read this book, pass it along, read the 'Cutter ... and VOTE.
And finally, there is another contest out there in the 'sphere that I am about to own. At The Truth Laid Bear, there is a contest for a "hero" endorsement for Pres. Bush. I got the concept rattling around in the ol' DaisyDome. I will probably have this Magnum Opus up tonight about midnight CST. So, tune back in and then flood TTLB with supportive emails (you know, stuff the ballot box, like Demos) to ensure my already-claimed victory. Like Kerry, I know that should I not win, it will only be the result of fraud and malice. For Daisy owns the blogosphere.
But I digress again ... Today's poll numbers are getting better, but not good enough. We need a massive turnout to avert the certain Demo lawsuits and turmoil that will ensue if this thing is close. So ... press on to victory ... o majestic elephant herd.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
In the photo above, Johnny Damon can't bear to look as Thurston Lurch Munster III shows the form taught to him by his great-grandmother from Transylvania. As Damon was thinking about facing the Rocket, Lerch was panicking over the prospect that Daisy's prediction would come true ... i.e. he/she will indeed have to throw out a first pitch at Fenway this weekend.
Dear reader, I am a senior citizen...
During the Clinton administration I had an extremely good and well paying Job. I took numerous vacations and had several vacation homes. Since President bush took office, I have watched my entire life change for the worse. I lost my Job. I lost my two sons in that terrible Iraqi war. I lost my homes.
I lost my health insurance. As a matter of fact I lost virtually everything and became homeless. Adding insult to injury, when the authorities found me living like an animal, instead of helping me, they arrested me.
I will do anything that Senator Kerry wants, to insure that a Democrat is back in the White House come next year.
Bush has to go.
Indeed, we must hear his cries, lest we put the country and its future in jeopardy.
Today, I present another portion of Kerry's discredited "Winter Soldier Investigation" that is included in Kerry's book that he's hiding: "The New Soldier". This is from Army Spc./4 Steve Pitkin:
"... Then you go over to Nam with that limited amount of training and knowledge of the culture your up against, and you're scared. You're so scared, that you'll shoot anything. You'll look at your enemy, and these people that you're sort of a visitor to -- you'll look at them as animals while you are turning yourself into an animal. ..."Including quotes such as Pitkin's his book during a time of war and while American POWs were being tortured would be bad enough if they were true. But Steve Pitkin has apologized for his false statments, and further has told reporters that Kerry coerced him and others to lie about purported U.S. atrocities.
But hey, Kerry is "proud". Remember? If he is so proud, though, then why did his campaign buy up all the available copies of his anti-American book "The New Soldier"? But you can get your free copy by clicking on the link above. Read it, and distribute it to patriots who love America and her military.
So ... here goes:
As long as I have been voting, I have been a social, economic, and national security conservative. I still am today. Further, I have been critical of single-issue voters, arguing that we should see the bigger picture in order to advance the conservative cause. But after 9/11, what is at stake more fundamental than the advancement of conservatism; it is the very security of the nation itself. Thus, in this presidential election: It's national security, stupid. And on this central issue, the candidates are mirror images of each other.
Why not Kerry?
For "global test" since 1972. For playing defense against jihadis. Loathed by the military. For the war, and then against it. Against funding the war. Endorsed by Arafat and France. For cutting intelligence budget. Against the first Gulf War. For the nuclear freeze. Against Ronald Reagan. Against confronting communism. Against the weaponry we need to win. Because of what Zell Miller said. Betrayed his Viet Nam comrades. Gamed the system with Viet Nam service. Had an anti-war agenda before going to Viet Nam. The New Soldier. 1971 Senate testimony. The "Winter Soldier Investigation". His photo is in Communist 'War Crimes' Museum. "Proud" of anti-war activities. Jihadis want him to win. 9/11/01.
Against "global test". For playing offense against jihadis. Loved by the military. Taliban is gone. Saddam is gone. Al Qaeda is on the run. Jihadis are dying all over the world. The bullhorn comment. He prays for guidance. Doesn't care what the French think. Loved Reagan. Afghan elections. Libya gave up nukes. He means what he says. Proud of defending America. Jihadis want him to lose. 9/11/01.
Semper Fidelis ...
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Early Voting ... It's official ... Daisy votes for Pres. Bush!!
Voted early today. What a blast. Just to put this in perspective ... in my reddest of red state areas, we know that the Prez is gonna win, no matter what. So, why bother? Right? Wrong. The base is jazzed. The line was huge, and people joked about standing in line for 40 minutes for the "convenience" early voting. I saw people from my church. Very few Demos were in attendance, as was evidenced by the many smiling voters. There was even Christian rock playing in a room near where people were standing in line. I peeked in, and some seniors were groovin' to the tunes. Beware Demos. The base is fired up and out in force this time. You're not going to get a pass like you did in 2000.
There's lots of great news out there today ...
More Democrats are breaking ... for Bush
This election is not going to be as close as the "experts" are projecting. There are signs all around of events turning in the Prez's favor. Pres. Bush's support in the black community is up. His support in the Jewish community is up. For crying out loud, Arafat endorsed Kerry.
To see how deep the security issue is cutting in this campaign, check out the brilliantly-argued column of a liberal Democrat who gives a ringing endorsement of Pres. Bush. This is one of the very best pieces on the national security issue that I have read, and I am going to link it soon, so it will remain available to view and pass on, as needed.
Also, the sage Dick Morris chimes in on how the brilliantly-run Bush campaign has now turned the country's focus on Kerry's liberalism. Dick Morris, I want to watch you and party on Election Night, as we celebrate the beginning of the Democrat lawsuits.
And ... here in Daisy-Land, our office manager (a real Democrat, a social and fiscal liberal who has opposed the war in Iraq) comes in today and tells me, "I can't decide who I am going to vote for." I nearly fell over. Why? Because security is her number one concern (as numerous polls are confirming) and also ... get this you leftist partisan hacks ... she is APPALLED BY THE MARY CHENEY FLAP!! She thinks the entire episode was completely over the top by Kerry and Edwards, regardless of whether people knew that Mary Cheney was gay. People ... there are many, many people out there who feel this way. Here! Here!
The Good Guys are getting out the vote and the information
Today we learned that Sinclair Broadcasting will not air the documentary "Stolen Honor" in its entirety, but rather will air a one-hour special this Friday night. This is a disappointment, to be sure. However, my spirits still were buoyed by coming across two great pieces of information. First, Christian voters are back ... and in force. Check out Redeem the Vote, an organization that is mobilizing Christians with the aid of Jim Caviezel. Some might think it's a bit over the top for Mr. Caviezel to be dressed as Jesus in the spot, but I don't. ... Halt! Humor alert. Since Leftists are prejudiced not only against Christians but people who believe in God in general, I must alert you that ... in case you don't go to the site, please be advised that Caviezel is not dressing as Jesus and advising "followers" to go vote for Bush. I am, but he is not.
And check out this super ad -- Ashley's Story -- that you can view and easily send via email to five friends. Send it to people in swing states and ask them to pass it along.
Finally, on the humor front, check out this video of Sen. Gone in all his vapid splendor. Just what we need are these clowns defending America with maniacal jihadis on the loose.
Bonus coverage ... "The New Soldier"
For those of you new to the 'Cutter, I am discussing/dissecting an excerpt of Kerry's mysteriously missing (it's not mysterious at all, actually ... his lying, deceitful campaign bought up all the copies so people wouldn't get their hands on it) book, "The New Soldier". By clicking on the link, however, you can have your very own copy to read and distribute.
In today's bonus excerpt from Kerry's infamous and discredited "Winter Soldier Investigation", we find that not even animals were safe from the random savagery of the American military:
Army CWO-1 Russell Kogut: ... "I saw an elephant and made mention of the fact. ... There was no village in the vicinity, so they were not friendly elephants ... I assumed they were wild. The captain assumed they were enemy and told me to have 'em destroyed. So I had my gunners shoot 'em. And this is the price an animal pays for being wild in Vietnam."
I would have thought Kerry would have at least given them a pass for taking out elephants. They didn't get enough of 'em, though ... because I saw a huge herd stampeding to stomp Lurch/Gone today.
Off to the stampede ...
The thought of Pres. Bush throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium -- again -- with my Astros in the house. Man, oh man ... oh, man ... We can dream. We dream big here in Texas. And how about we let Heinz-Lerch lob a girlie toss in there, too, for equal time. That oughta about finish off any sliver of hope that Munster has. If the Sox sneak in there, Bush can throw out one in Houston, and then Kerry will have to throw out a first pitch in Boston. Oh, Lord, if such a development wouldn't prove the existence of God, I don't know what would.
I am feeling so good after tonight's ballgame that nothing can sour ... oh, yeah ... that miscreant Kerry.
Speaking of him ... You know, a lot of people don't know that the young Kerry, who "just wanted to serve his country" was always anti-war. He gave an anti-war commencement address at Yale before he ever went to Viet Nam. He told his shipmates in Viet Nam that he was going to be the next JFK.
When he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971, the senators on the committee already knew of his political aspirations, as well. As is recounted in his hidden book "The New Soldier", Sen. Pell prophetically greeted young Kerry as follows, "As the witness knows, I have a high personal regard for him and hope before his life ends he will be a colleague of ours in this body."
In his now infamous Senate testimony, Kerry was again using his purported heroism (read Unfit for Command; Kerry was no hero) to bolster his credibility to make a political point. The following exchange is provided with a slight [editorial comment] to provide for realism:
Sen. Symington: Mr. Kerry ... you have a Silver Star; have you not?
Mr. Kerry: Yes, I do. [But it was for shooting a teenage boy in the back, and my commanding officer was not apprised of what I really did, or I wouldn't have gotten the award.]
Sen. Symington: [That's quite creative. I can see your outrage at the war crimes of our troops.] And a Purple Heart?
Mr. Kerry: Yes, I do. [I mean, the battlefield "tweezer" operation was brutal.]
Sen. Syminton: How many clusters?
Mr. Kerry: Two clusters. [That was the point, you see. Three PH and you're out. And the war criminals are left in the combat zone on their own. That's why I left the rose thorn in my arm for hours so that the doc could see it.]
Sen. Symington: So you have been wounded three times?
Mr. Kerry: Yes, sir. [But, if you count getting slapped silly by my sister and the one spanking I got, it's actually five.
Sen. Symington: Is is true that you shot yourself in the ass twice?
Mr. Kerry: No, sir. I did shoot myself with grenade fragments twice, but I was only quick enough to duck and get hit in the ass once.
Sen. Symington: Thank you, Mr. Kerry. I am sure that your amazing heroism will be chronicled in some detail some day as your career advances.
Mr. Kerry: Well, I really would rather not have that done.
Sen. Symington: You're too modest.]
Monday, October 18, 2004
Here are several more entries from supposed veterans from Kerry's 1971 "Winter Soldier Investigation, as recounted in Kerry's "The New Soldier":
Army Spc. James Duffy:
Army PFC Bill Perry:
"Sometimes, we'd be on early morning missions when the people from hamlets and village [sic] were going out to a designated field to defecate. We'd spot them, make a swoop in , and we could get up to a 120 knots, about 130 miles an hour. And as we'd swoop in with the ship, just as we'd approach, the pilot would flair the ship on its tail, and the rotor wash would spin around and hit the people, blowing them over throught the sand and their defecation. This was one of the things that we did for kicks."
And Army PFC Ron Newton:
"The whole life style of the Vietnamese people, their whole cultural and social way of life, is nothing but love. It's a kind of love we really lack in this country and a kind of love that we have to build. A kind of opening of ourselves, an honesty to ourselves and a love for each other where you know there will be no reason to hurt anyone except perhaps to protect our love. You know, the kind of love which is called primitive or savage."
"We were driving all the people to corrupt activities just to keep alive. We were driving these people. And this is racism. We were the supreme race. These people were nothing."Touching, isn't all of it? I mean, it makes my heart swell with pride. Remember: Kerry thinks everything he did, both in Viet Nam and after, was great. He is "proud" of rounding up anti-American statements by troops in a time of war and giving hope to the enemy. This is why his picture is in the Communist's 'War Crimes Museum', in what was formerly Saigon.
Today's Polls and News ...
Rasmussen showed the race tied today (based on Fri.-Sun. samples), as did the Demos' little cheerleader. I had some momentary concern, until it appeared that the result is due to a bad polling day Friday (usually the strongest day of the week) for the President. Much of the third debate reaction was not yet in, as of Friday. We will just have to wait and see how it pans out. I think the numbers will improve as the week wears on. The Iowa Futures Market has been sharply higher since the third debate, and the consensus is ... we're back to about where we were before the debates. And this all means? What did some sage said a while back -- the debates are overrated and won't decide the election?. However, Kerry's continuing unraveling over the Mary Cheney remark may indeed provide some extra momentum for Republicans in two weeks. We'll see.
Other good news today: Kerry has given up on West Virginia and pulled his ads. Also, after reporting some trending in favor of Munster/Gone over the last 10 days or so, Rasmussen today reported that in Minnesota, IT'S TIED. And ... when leaners are included, the President leads 49-48. If Lerch goes down in Minnesota (a distinct possibility), then the Prez will win big.
A couple of more items of note ...
Hang tough ...
"John, is that a rickshaw I see?"
Another excellent, excellent piece regarding the continuing fallout from Kerry's gay-baiting comment: check it out. Talk it up and make sure that Lerch/Gone pay every last penny for such conduct that so typifies their whole campaign -- vapid yet wicked.
The Latest SBVT Ads: Bud Day, American Hero, Blasts Kerry, too
If you haven't seen them yet, please check out the latest SBVT ads. I am praying that they hit Monday night football (a Tampa Bay game, by the way) with these powerful pieces. The man with the Medal of Honor around his neck in the ads is George E. "Bud" Day. Here is Col. Day's Medal of Honor Citation, as contained in the the book Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients and their Official Citations, 2d Ed. (1980):
It was heroes like Col. Day that John Kerry endangered and harmed by his egregious anti-war activities. No apologies, though. In fact, Kerry remains "proud" of what he did.
Rank and organization: Colonel (then Major), U.S. Air Force, Forward Air Controller Pilot of an F-100 aircraft. Place and date: North Vietnam, 26 August 1967. Entered service at: Sioux City, Iowa. Born: 24 February 1925, Sioux City, Iowa. Citation: On 26 August 1967, Col. Day was forced to eject from his aircraft over North Vientam when it was hit by ground fire. His right arm was broken in 3 places, and his left knee was badly sprained. He was immediately captured by hostile forces and taken to a prison camp where he was interrogated and severely tortured. After causing the guards to relax their vigilance, Col. Day escaped into the jungle and began the trek toward South Vietnam. Despite injuries inflicted by fragments of a bomb or rocket, he continued southward surviving only on a few berries and uncooked frogs. He succcessfully evaded enemy patrols and reached the Ben Hai River, where he encountered U.S. artillery barrages. With the aid of a bamboo log float, Col. Day swam across the river and entered the demilitarized zone. Due to delirium, he lost his sense of direction and wandered aimlessly for several days. After several unsuccessful attempts to signal U.S. aircraft, he was ambushed and recaptured by the Viet Cong, sustaining gunshot wounds to his left hand and thigh. He was returned to the prison from which he had escaped and later was moved to Hanoi after giving his captors false information to questions put before him. Physically, Col. Day was totally debilitated and unable to perform even the simplest task for himself. Despite his many injuries, he continued to offer maximum resistance. His personal bravery in the face of deadly enemy pressure was significant in saving the lives of fellow aviators who were still flying against the enemy. Col. Day's conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Armed Forces.
Polls, Schmolls ...
As predicted,the Demos' little cheerleader shows the race tied this a.m. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Zogby is manipulating weekend polling and deliberately pulling for such a result. Today, he again trumpets the "it's 2000 all over again line". This is the best result (and disasterous for the country) that the Demos can hope for.
Pressing on ...
Sunday, October 17, 2004
"The third debate is now registering among voters and Kerry had a good day, leading by two points today alone. He now is behind by only two overall. He managed today to regain a good lead among 18-29 year olds (especially 18-24 year olds, who he will need on November 2 to win). He also has consolidated his lead among Hispanics and is now only yielding 12 points to Bush among Democrats."You have to give him credit. Zogby is trying hard. Keep an eye on this guy. The other day when the Prez opened up a 4-point lead for the first time in forever ... Zogby reported, "This is looking like 2000 all over again." Please. The other polls out today are all good. Rasmussen shows just a two-point lead for the President (Look for this one to go up this week.) ABC News/Wash. Post shows a 4-point lead; CNNUSATodayGallup shows an 8-point lead. The President is ahead, but we have to keep pressing on, because the Demos have yet to pull out their inevitable October surprise, and they have shown every indication of, how shall I be charitable about this, "pushing the envelope" on the rules. Check out the latest.
More "New Soldier" ... Daisy presses on through Kerry's anti-military bilge
As you read the following quotes from Kerry's discredited "Winter Soldier" investigation -- from his book, "The New Soldier" (get yours free by clicking here) -- please remember that Kerry has repeatedly said that he is proud of his anti-war actitities. Oh, I forgot. Even though Kerry has said he committed war crimes, he is now proud of his Viet Nam service, too. At any rate, take a look:
Marine PFC Thomas Heidtman:
"... We were going out into an area west of Tam Ky. Then he said, "We're going to have a Zippo inspection right now." I would say approximately two thirds of the entire company had Zippo lighters. We held them up, lit them, demonstrated that they were filled and would burn, then put them away. He smiled and let it go at that. When we went out , I would say at least 50 per cent of the villages we passed through would be burned to the ground. There was no difference between the ones we burned and the ones we didn't burn. It was just that where we had time, we burned them. ..."Marine Sgt. Mike McCusker:
... "[T]he Marine that clubbed the child to death didn't really want to look at the child's face so he put straw over it before he clubbed it."
And Army Corporal Terry Williams:
"... I was a door gunner in Vietnam and one day I was flying convoy cover between An Ke and Pleiku. We were over a free-fire zone and there were three women on bicycles, and the pilot told the crew chief and myself just to blow them away. ..."The North Vietnamese used such accounts to justify their torture of captured American POWs as "war criminals". Kerry knows this, and he has still not yet apologized. Furthermore, much of the foregoing was subsequently discredited. The damage was already done, though. This is why John Kerry's picture hangs in a Communist museum honoring American war protesters. See Daisy's ad.
Have you got your copy of "The New Soldier"? Are you talking it up with people who care about this country and her military? What are you waiting for?
See you tomorrow, because I am going to post something of note ... but hey, isn't that every day?
Keep pressing on ...
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Munster-Lerch and Sen. Gone Half-Way to China
When in a hole ... keep digging, right? And again, I ask ... Is there a Hillary operative making the Lerch/Gone ticket implode? Do the Lefties think that the Clintons are really gonna let Thurston pull it off? The absolute best commentary I have read on the deplorability of Kerry's Mary Cheney remark (it was not a gaffe, in my view. I think it was intentional) was written today by McCain lover and formerly-tepid Bush supporter, Bill Kristol. Read it here. Here's my favorite quote:
"Was John Kerry born a shameless and ruthless opportunist, or did he choose to become one? In a way, who cares? Who knows how John Kerry became who he is? What is clear is that he is, as Dick Cheney put it, 'a man who will do and say anything to get elected.' And what is equally clear is that he shouldn't be elected president of the United States."
Amen. Kristol is hot. So is the base, and the undecideds are turned off. It was a master stroke of genius from Keris'-Heinze.
And hey (insert "Big Time clip by Peter Gabriel) Hugh Hewitt is having a symposium this weekend featuring bloggers' comments regarding the Mary Cheney flap. Yours truly is linked, marking the second link in a row by one of the "Forward Observers" for my debate post-mortems. (Last debate it was Allah.) Thanks, Hugh. Go, check out Hugh's lengthy, lengthy list to get an idea of how this story is impacting and rolling through the blogosphere: Click here.
Kerry Changes Worship Locations in WV
Poor Kerry. He probably hasn't been to church this much in years. Remember that studies show that 80% of the people that will vote for him do not attend a worship service regularly. Now, he's got to find a new place to worship in West Va. this weekend. I am sure it has nothing to do with politics. See if I am right. Where do you go to get an Indian blessing any way?
More Loathing of the Military from Kerry
"So the MP's starting [sic] pushing him around a little bit, asking him questions and everything. Then they hobbled him at the knees and put a blindfold on and drug him around in the sand. He started stumbling and they thought it was funny. ... One of the MP's got a can of lighter fluid out of his back pocket and poured it over the man's little wispy beard, and lit up the beard. Then the laughing stopped."And listen to this flattering quote from Army Sgt. Jim Weber:
"I was waiving flags all the time that I was on my train, you know, down to South Carolina where I got my murder training. And I ... okay, I went in there and my complete moral worth was completely destroyed. ... Then I was sent on to advanced genocide training down at Fort Polk, Louisiana. And this is where I got, you know, this is where I started to hate, hate anything that wasn't exactly like me. Anything that wasn't a fighting machine. Gooks."There is more to come in the coming days. I am going to be tying together Kerry's book with John O'Neill's Unfit for Command. If you want to read along and pass comments throughout the blogosphere, that would be great. And ... call/email Sean Hannity. He said on his TV show last night that he is bring the book to the set of Hannity & Colmes on Monday. Remind him THAT YOU CAN GET A COPY OF THE BOOK ONLINE RIGHT HERE ... FREE!!. Read it. Copy it. Pass it along to an undecided voter.
So ... until tomorrow ... I say parting is such sweet sorrow. And I ask: Have you scorned a Leftist today? If not, there's always tomorrow.
And ... coming soon ... Minnesota, we are going to talk turkey in the next couple of days. If I haven't given you my honest thoughts about the race in Minnesota, you remind me.
Keep the faith. I am ...
Friday, October 15, 2004
Brought to you by the same people that would smear and "out" lesbians for votes. This flyer above was used by Democrats in Tennessee. It seems the Party of Liberation would demean disabled people, too, to get a few votes ... The electorate must make the Democrats pay for such conduct and for having such contempt for the voters and our system.
The Demos are still digging, and the Mary Cheney fallout continues
Even the MSM is getting in on the act -- you know it's got to be horrible. For an excellent round-up of the price that Kerry is paying for his Mary Cheney "fair game" remark, check out Hugh Hewitt.
Lerch/Gone in Full-Fledged Cheat, Fear, and Censor Mode
Kerry continues to try to play the draft card with younger voters -- who are breaking overwhelmingly for Pres. Bush. He also continues to try to stir up fear and hatred in the black community with talk of Republicans "suppressing the black vote". Demo lawyers are already lying in wait, and would happily again put the country through the hell of 2000 (all of which happened while jihadis were plotting to kill 3,000 Americans, let us not forget).
We also hear and see the repeated signs that the Democrats are, in fact, trying to cheat their way to victory. For a rundown, see the Times story. To negate the Demos attempts to cheat, we need to make sure the Bush victory is as big as possible.
Now, just like he tried to supress "Unfit for Command" and the Swift Boat Vets for Truth ads, the Kerry campaign is also trying to suppress the showing of "Stolen Honor", the documentary about the harm done to American POWs by Kerry's egregious cooperation with the enemy while POWs were being tortured. Sinclair Broadcasting Group is airing the film nationwide on its stations later this month. True to form, Kerry has tried to stop Sinclair from airing the film. See the story here.
To show your support for Sinclair in its efforts to air the film, please email their corporate headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call them at 410-568-1500. To contact a particular station to show support, see Sinclair's website. Daisy is showing support and I would encourage you to do the same.
Lerch and the "Conservative Senator from Massachusetts" have been friends a long time
When Kerry and his radical "Viet Nam Veterans Against the War" marched on the capitol in April 1971, they slept outside on the Washington mall and skirmished with authorities about their right to do so. But these radicals (a number were were not even veterans and a number also were inspired by or linked to the Communists) had some allies in high places. From Kerry's book, "The New Soldier", we read:
"Senator Edward Kennedy [the conservative senator from Massachusetts] makes a midnight visit to the Mall. He remains for one hour, talking and singing with the [anti-war] veterans. [After knocking back a few, Sen. Kennedy leads a search party out to find some babes.]
Okay, so I added the part in the brackets ... but if I didn't tell you, would you have known? The rest is a real quote from the book. Apparently inspired by the support from his friend, Kerry went to the Senate the next day and said the following:
"... [I]t seems the Government of this country is more concerned with the legality of where men sleep than it is with the legality of where they drop bombs."There he goes again ... calling us Americans "they". Get your copy of "The New Soldier" free by clicking on the link above. Show it to an undecided voter who cares about America and her military. I will be discussing Kerry's written betrayal of the American military each day through 1 November.
I thought we were waiting until after the election?
One thing the Left doesn't get. People love Pres. Bush because he presses on to do what is right, even in the face of conventional wisdom and polls. Stubbornness can be good. Remember the MSM conspiracy theorists saying that we would wait until after the election to get after the jihadis in Iraq? Well, first there was Samarra, and now this. I love headlines that begin with "Marines Pound ..." Oohrah!!
I think Kerry should stand his ground and Edwards wife should go after the Cheneys even more. I mean, clearly they're "ashamed". What do you think?
Thursday, October 14, 2004
It's been nearly 24 hours and no apology from Lurch re: his egregious, over-the-top "example" he made of Mary Cheney. Once again, the party of "liberation" is really just a bunch of soul-less Leftists who will use the so-called "valued" members of their coalition as so much chum. It is sickening. And Edwards' wife's comments about the "shame" of the Cheneys was even worse. These people don't even know the Cheneys but they would make examples of their family and comment on the family's supposed "shame".
Are there no liberals who were embarrassed for Kerry by his comments? Or is winning this election at all costs just too important? Where are the privacy police? Where are the liberals who value women? Where is the party of gay rights? Does Mary Cheney want to have her personal life discussed in two debates? As The Mighty One pointed out today, if Thurston was really using an example of a gay person that he knew he could have said, "You know, my old pal, Barney Frank ... he and I are soul mates you know ... Barney is just being Barney." But no, the point Lurch and Gone are trying to make is to us redneck Christian, you know, wacko types is: "Hey, did you snake handlers know that ol' Cheney's girl is a dyke?" Folks, this "redneck" doesn't talk that way, but, in their heart of hearts, the Leftists who would be king will talk this way and worse, if that's what it takes to win an election.
It is pathetic, but it has had the positive effect of energizing the base even more.
But ... the Cheneys shouldn't be sitting around waiting for an apology. There are a lot of veterans who are still waiting, too. Which reminds me ...
Today's reading ... Hinze-Keris Unplugged
The Insipid One's book that he is hiding -- "The New Soldier", contains Kerry's complete Senate testimony of April 22, 1971. Here is the very first, and presumably most important thing that Kerry told the Senate when his testimony opened:
... [S]everal months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged veterans and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.Right out of the chute, here is Kerry's thesis: Americans behaved as war criminals on a massive scale and did so with the approval of their leadership. Last night was not the first time that Kerry has said outrageous things that hurt many people.
Regarding the religion of the anti-war veterans, Kerry's book also reports, "The two largest groups were Catholics and agnostics." After Kerry's billowing of odoriferous bravo sierra regarding receiving an Indian blessing, supporting abortion on demand with no restrictions at all, coupled with his pride in being a Catholic alter boy, I was wondering: Was/is Kerry a Catholic, an agnostic, or both? Did he vote for being a Catholic, before he ... never mind.
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Finally, Stay Strong and Focused, but the Good Guys are in Good ShapeAll the push the Demos have been making with their spin machine working overdrive ... and the President is down by 1 point in Pennsylvania. And today, Scott Rasmussen reports this: the Prez is up by two in Ohio. So, minus the inevitable October surprise, we have weathered the Left's storm. So stay strong and stay focused for the next 19 days.
One last word about the debates: Schieffer is a buffoon. Asking about flu shots? And ... he chimes in ... I know you and Sen. Kerry are both against gay marriage? He was a nice fossil to show people why the old MSM is fading away and the new media is on the march ... and falling from the sky upon jihadis and their allies.
Back to work. Go Astros. Viva Bush.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
I have, as usual, a smile on my face about tonight. It was a very, very good night. The media is calling it a close contest, so you know the deal. But after I talk about how the President won the biggest of the big ball games tonight, I will tell you why my blood is boiling.
So here are my correct thoughts in somewhat random order:
First, did Kerry crack open the Bible and quote it? I can't see him through the dust. He quotes the book of James: "Faith without works is dead." Amen. Sounds like Kerry's Catholicism.
Other than Kerry's "Soprano" dig, all the lines tonight belonged to the Prez. For instance, "Pay-Go ... You pay, and he goes and spends." Nice. But it got better, "A plan is not a litany of complaints."
What did Kerry say tonight re: his "plans" any way? He was getting me bleary-eyed.
I did get this from tonight: Kerry raises taxes a lot. I think it was something like 8,437 times. Violated spending caps 4,321 times. Man. Kerry is the candidate with a record of "fiscal responsibility". I think that means he raises taxes to pay for a whole bunch of stuff.
The Prez was briliant on health care. He pointed out how Kerry's plan would require a huge tax increase and would lead to government-run health care. Lawyers reared their ugly heads again. They have come up repeatedly. Good sign. The ticket with lawyers has trouble here.
On abortion ... Kerry is extreme. The Prez reminded us (again) that Kerry won't even approve of the ban of barbaric partial-birth abortions. Plus, Pres. Bush thinks we should encourage alternatives to abortion and reduce the number of abortions. It is a difficult balancing act, but the Prez has managed to carve out a center-right position on abortion.
On gay marriage, Kerry says he is for traditional marriage, but the Prez points out: You voted against the Defense of Marriage Act. How does that work? How come Kerry isn't for the constitutional amendment? Candidate "But" always has an excuse. Here's the deal: He's a liberal senator from Massachusetts.
In fact, Ted Kennedy is the "conservative" senator from Massachusetts. Kerry is from the "left bank" ... Is this a bridge reference?
On social security ... Kerry says he "fixed it". Is that his record of achievement? Bush is the visionary, even on domestic issues. Kerry is the status-quo liberal. Kerry voted to tax social security benefits. That must have been in the 8,000 tax increase votes.
Kerry beans his own batter: Alan Greenspan supports the Prez's tax cut. I had forgotten that. Is it just me, or does Kerry cover 10 subjects on every question and offer nothing but a "litany of complaints"?
The Prez makes the great point the recession was underway when he took office. On immigration (a tough balancing act), the Prez gave a good answer and said Kerry was for amnesty. Good parry and jab.
It is obvious after all of the President's repeated references and returns to education ... and his knowledgeable substantive comments ... that he cares about and knows the subject. Then this: "Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49% increase in funding is not enough."
Thankfully, the debate turns back to Iraq ... Kerry went round the horn again and hit it, I think ... and then the President brings up the "global test", and reminds us that he has an "American" test. Kerry then tries to say he didn't say it ... and changes it to a "truth test".
Bush then lowers the boom: In 1991, the world was assembled to remove Saddam from Kuwait. Kerry can't pass "any test". Kerry would have let Saddam off the hook in 1991, too. Exactly.
Pres. Bush does a great job with the faith question. "I pray a lot." He looks genuine because he is. Then Kerry talks, says something about getting an Indian blessing. He's a freak.
Kerry, clearly dazed, starts speaking some truth and showing some class. The Prez did a great job after 9/11. He did, indeed. He says Bush is a good father. Bush reminds us that Kerry's bud McCain is for the Prez ... principally because of the Prez's leadership on the War on Jihad. I know, he didn't use this title, but you understand.
They talk about the women in their lives. Prez is really great here. He listens to them. Laura speaks better English than he does. He is getting a little choked up. Kerry married up. This is funny, but Kerry is still utterly unlikeable. At least he's not crazy like his wife. I was hoping he would say she taught him everything about spray-on tan and botox, but that was probably hoping for a bit much.
In sum, the Astros hit three home runs tonight -- and lost. The President hit several long ones and won big.
And now this ... Kerry's Huge Blunder
I told you ... give him enough time, and the insipid, classless one would himself make the case against himself. It turns out that what really bothered a lot of "swing" voters (per focus groups) tonight -- and me -- was the deplorable cheap shot by Kerry on VP Cheney's lesbian daughter Mary. Edwards did this, too. What is this about? It is apparently about trying to alienate people like me -- Christian conservatives -- with a cheap stunt. It will not work. Quite the contrary, we are a little more sophisticated than the bunch of snake-handling freaks that the Left thinks we are.
Let me be frank. Does the Left have no soul? I thought the Left valued homosexuals and respected their rights. Why then are they "outing" them and using them like political pawns? This is despicable, trash politics. It is no accident, either. Kerry/Gone continue to do this. We must -- and will -- make them pay.
P.S. And Kevin, bro, I appreciate the concern. I promise you ... and you can hold me accountable. I am going to ease up after we bring this election in for a safe and successful landing.