Monday, April 25, 2005

DC M.I.A. Update ... Breaking

Okay, now I've got your attention ... both of you. And InsertionError ... I would link to you, you little miscreant, but you're anonymous. Fancy that.

Word of my demise is premature. In fact, I spent the weekend camping with my boys. Back still hurts. Work, baseball, etc. dictate that the DC nuclear post program not be launched until at least May 2 ... Patience. Good things come to those who read this blog.

But in the meantime, consider these following tidbits:

1) As of today ... 17 days and counting since P. Wanker cut and pasted the ever insightful Krugman and ended with his signature "Read the rest." See below (4/8), where I called the lad out for it. Indeed the righteous tentacles of this-here (official Texan lingo) blog reach far and wide.

2) The Republicans in the Senate are just making me sick. What a bunch of tassle-loafered weenies. They may end up following McCain's and Hagel into complete oblivion. They should vote now to eliminate the "filibuster" on judicial nominees and be big enough to live by the same rules if the Demos ever get power again. Or ... leave it as is and you'll have the filibuster power in 2006 when the Demos take the Senate again. But just when the Republicans look pretty bad ...

3) I note that the Demos' very substantive all-scandal-all-the-time agenda is in full swing ... Tom Delay, who has done nothing illegal, period and in fact far less than Pelosi and Harry Reid ... John Bolton (heavens sake ... yelling at subordinates?). And the Demos wonder why people don't entrust them to run things? It's sickening. A constant search for dirt to destroy political opponents that they can't defeat at the ballot box. All politics, all scandal ... all the time.

And why? The Demos' agenda (more government, less freedom, more U.N., etc.) stinks.

Without vision, the people perish.

Monday, April 18, 2005

DC Regrets Error ...

My apologies for referring to Ted Kennedy (please do not look at offending post below, especially theocratic liberals ... it will only make you mad) as "the Democrats' spiritual leader". I believe the quote is accurate (he was called that, and by Democrats) but I did get this information from the beloved Ann Coulter. So, please forgive me.

I would like to explain. I went back and looked up "spirit" ... from which "spiritual" is derived, and it looks like the word choice was was right on. Thus, I believe I was correct in using this word to describe Moby Demo.

However, I erred because I used the phrase "the Democrats' spiritual leader", when I should have simply stated that the Magnus Democratus is "the spiritual leader of the overwhelming majority of Democrats."

DC regrets the error. Now, if you will excuse me ... I have got to get back to work for the American people.

And ... no, that was not the nuclear post. I've got some work to do to get the fuse properly armed, and it will probably be ready for launch on Tuesday night.

Update: Launch of the nuclear post has been delayed due to technical difficulties, i.e., too much work. But ... it will be coming. We have the technology. I will consider dropping the program, however, in exchange for unilateral talks with anonymous moonbat commenter "Insertion Error". However, we can't have unilateral talks at this point, because he/she/it is anonymous. Typical. So ... the nukuler post program goes on.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

The Repubicans' spiritual leader throws out the first pitch as Washington gets ready for a big sports' day ... baseball in the nation's capitol for the first time in 35 years. Meanwhile ...

... the Democrats' spiritual leader gets ready for a big sporting day.

Friday, April 15, 2005

I think I may have hit the mother lode ...

I hear they're talkin' about what's-it-called, the "Nuclear Option" ... in the Senate. More like the "spinal" option, as in the Republicans getting one and getting votes on judicial nominees. But I digress ... No comments on the nukuler option yet. However, you are permitted to opine and beg for tidbits on the upcoming "Nuclear Post". For I think I may have one coming ... with a little help from friends, as usual ... You will just have to wait, for now.

Warning: It's official. DC has the bomb.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

A Look Inside the DC Library

Okay, I guess in non-election years we do these what-you-call meme deals. And Teach asked me to answer the book meme. You asked for it, Teach ... so here it is:

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be? If my simple mind understands correctly, this is asking me what I want to get burned. No? Well, I'll take it that way. How about anything by Al Franken? I did get a kick out of his "Lies, Liars ... " I like the way he tweaks O'Reilly. That is pretty funny. I am not a big fan of the forehead boy. But Franken has limited utility. He, like many liberals, used to be funny, particularly with his masterful usage of the pregnant pause. He was "smart enough, good enough, and doggonit, people liked him." But alas, now he is losing. And he is no longer funny. So ... down with Franken.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Only if you count Wonder Woman, as played by Linda Carter. More proof of Texas superiority, that woman.

The last book you bought? "Ragamuffin Gospel" by Brennan Manning. Read it and be free from legalism.

What are you currently reading? In this response, I include those books I have started and have a reasonable chance of concluding in the foreseeable future: "Ragamuffin Gospel", "High Percentage Baserunning" by Stu Southworth, "Big Russ & Me" by Tim Russert, "Hope and Honor" by Maj. Gen. Sid Shachnow (U.S. Army Ret.), and "By the Shores of Silver Lake" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This last one I am reading with my 8-year-old daughter.

Five books you would take to a deserted island? The Bible ... a survival guide (I'd get the best one at Barnes and Noble) ... "The Outline of History" by H.G. Wells ... "United States of America's Medal of Honor Recipients" ... "25 of the Greatest Sermons Ever Preached", edited by Jerry Falwell.

The above list includes truth and inspiration, along with the practical. I am figuring I am going to be here a while. I have been wanting to get through Wells' book forever. I will write my own fiction.

Now, the deal is ... those receiving and participating are to pass this to three others. And so, I am asking my friends JulieB, Brian, and Rogue Sun to provide their responses to the above questions. And for good measure, I am asking my ol' pal David, the Ohio Voter to consider coming out of posting limbo/retirement to answer the mail.

We'll see.

Apologies to Ma and Pa Cutter ...

for not posting since Friday. No column on Monday. Format is coming unraveled. Life intervenes. Got an invitation to a "book meme" deal from Teach. I think I will do it, but ... I just don't know that my answers will be satisfying. I mean, there aren't many "Ned and the First Grade Reader" fans left.

And ... I can't even get to my site updates. Plus, I have my Magnum Opus -- DC's Rules of Flying -- that I need to get to. I was forced onto a plane this week, and it has become clear to me that more order in the skies is needed. I will speak to this sensitive and vital subject soon. But first, here are some key random nuggets of truth that will have to suffice until I speak again on matters of pressing national concern:

1) Legal commentatators on TV are odious and to be scorned. Is there a more loathsome "reporter" than the gushing APHRODITE Jones? Aphrodite Jones!? Don't name your children when you are drunk, please. "Like, Oh my gosh, Bill ... like, Michael is soooooo like guilty."

2) Speaking of Michael Jackson, is it me ... or does he lose more color each day? I think he needs to turn the tide by getting up on top of a car again. I mean, do something. Showing up in the PJ's was a nice touch, but the momentum generated from that stunt only went so far, obviously.

3) After suffering through an "episdode" of Hannity & Colmes ... "Coming up, an emotional interview with the father of Jessica Lunsford" ... I have to ask: Where do we go to get a break from the all-hype-all-the-time media culture? Oh, yeah. The "off" button. More blogging ... less cable.

4) Wisconsin now allows wild cat hunting. Homeless cat advocates have, however, filed an injunction to stop this legislation. Remember, all cats are just one rude greeting away from being homeless.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Weekending Thoughts ...

Greetings all ...

My thoughts and prayers are with my Catholic friends as we lay to rest Pope John Paul II. I have told a couple of my friends that this Protestant is praying for the Catholic church in this critical time of transition.

A few administrative items to take care of below, but first ...

Is it just me, or ...

is there some sense of disillusionment that the world did not end after Baylor won a national championship on Tuesday night? Must've gotten a reprieve because it was only the women's basketball team. Just joshing. But hey, the Baylor men can be thankful they didn't have to play the Baylor women. The Lady Bears are a super team, and they destroyed Michigan State. Good to see some Texas girls do good. Now, they just need to get on with gettin' barefoot and pregnant. You know that's the way we do it down here, right?

Links, Site Update, the Unit ...

Okay, now I am ticked. This thing has eaten two posts. But hey ...

I owe links, I know. I will get them up. Plus, I need to put up Jess's killer endorsement. Will do. Plus, go check out Jess's very good answers to my even better questions. Just joshing. It's good stuff. And Jess, Demo and all, is a good guy. He has a sense of humor, and doesn't take himself too seriously. Plus, he actually discusses ideas and he doesn't think I am Satan. So, we have some common ground. Actually, it's more than that. Plus, he's young and can come around to the "light" still.

Man, I must say, the retirements/disappearances in the blogosphere are getting me down. Nickie G. pulled out for the time being. I miss him greatly. I mean, the "Unit" was started because of and for Nickie. Now that he is gone, it is not the same. That is not a slight to my other blogging friends, but it is just kudos to the great Goomba. Plus, my Aussie buddy Toecutter disappeared. That's two biggees down. I will reorganize the links accordingly ... and stand down the "unit". When Nickie returns, we will be back in action.

Speaking of "retirements", P. Wanker has pulled the plug, too. Man ... where am I going to go to get my retreads of Krugman's insightful columns: "Did you know that GWB actually has the mark of the beast on his scalp?". Dude has some lefty stand-ins over there, but they don't hold a candle. No one can copy a Krugman column like PW and follow it up with something like: "Krugman is righteous. All who disagree are evil ones. Now, go read Krugman's column so you can see what I think and what you must think -- or be evil!!!" He is still around and commenting, so maybe he will fly in here and carpet- f-bomb me in the comments. He remains welcome. Open borders. We allow incorrect opinions to immigrate here, so that they can be exposed, corrected, and ultimately used for comedic purposes.

I still like you, PW. XXOOXOXXOO.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Terri: A final word?

Well, this is indeed a question because we will probably be talking about ramifications of this case for some time to come. More on that in a minute. But first, now that Terri is dead I guess it is safe to report,
the polls were wrong. But hey, that's just according to John Zogby. You remember Zogby, the gent I dubbed "the Demos' little cheerleader" during the election season. Yes, the same John Zogby who gushed first for Gore ... and then embarrassed himself by calling it for Kerry a couple of times, including on the morning of Nov. 2.

So, maybe he's trying to rehabilitate himself. But at any rate, check out the story on Zogby's Schiavo poll. There's some pretty interesting stuff, like:
"The Zogby poll found that, if a person becomes incapacitated and has not expressed their preference for medical treatment, as in Terri's case, 43 percent say "the law [should] presume that the person wants to live, even if the person is receiving food and water through a tube" while just 30 percent disagree."
But there is more bad news for those who advocated the starvation of Terri:
"When there is conflicting evidence on whether or not a patient would want to be on a feeding tube, should elected officials order that a feeding tube be removed or should they order that it remain in place," respondents were asked.
Some 18 percent said the feeding tube should be removed and 42 percent said it should remain in place."
The bottom line is: The poll questions by ABC and others were designed to get certain responses, and they did. Now that Terri is gone, we finally get an honest poll ... and from some one who is hardly an advocate for pro-life positions.

And we find what some knew. I knew. I knew that most Americans, if given the facts, would have been against the starvation of Terri Schiavo. We are not The Netherlands.

So, the pro-starvation camp may have won the battle, but lost the war. Many people have been awakened to a new understanding of a number of issues that conservatives have had a difficult time in translating into real time, namely the intersection of real life and the pro-life agenda and the arrogance and unaccountability of the federal judiciary.

Also, we saw that there are politicians who will stand up and be counted, even when result-driven polls say they are swimming upstream. Gov. Jeb Bush, the Congress, and the President all did their part to save Terri Schiavo. Some pro-lifers still complain, but the fact remains that with more politicians like Gov. Bush, the pro-life majority in Congress, and the President ... Terri Schiavo would be alive today.

In sum, this is how it goes in the advocacy game. Sometimes, you get what you ask for ... and you lose. The pro-starvation advocates won in the sense that Michael Schiavo's wishes prevailed. But in "winning", the soft-underbelly of their arguments, agenda, and allies were exposed. Now, the public sympathizes even more with the cause of saving the lives of future Terri Schiavos.

And the public will come to understand and hold accountable the unelected, robed lawyers who have thwarted the will of the people to save one helpless life. Mark it down.

We lost the battle for Terri's life. But we can now win the war.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Farewell Pope John Paul II

All of Christendom, including the spiritual offspring of Luther such as myself, joins this week in celebrating the life of Pope John Paul II.

He had a heart for reconciliation, as he demonstrated with his litany of trips around the globe. His life and faith survived, and ultimately triumphed over, Nazism and later Communism. He was unrelenting in his defense of moral standards that the relativists wished to change. He was a steadfast champion for life and the dignity of each person.

Matthew Bunson, Editor of the Catholic Our Sunday Visitor, describes the source of John Paul II's belief in human dignity and the consequences of that belief:
By proclaiming that human dignity can be seen only in the light of Christ, John Paul II challenged modern thinking and oriented the church to defend the human person against the great threats posed to true freedom and dignity by the political and philosophical systems of the 20th century.
Bunson also writes that John Paul II's view of the dignity of man was seen ultimately as a reflection of mankind's relationship to God:
John Paul II preached freedom for the world — not the ephemeral freedom of material possessions and moral license of modern culture, but the liberating horizon of acknowledging the sovereignty of God. Of this liberation, the pope declared, "To accept the Gospel's demands means to affirm all of our humanity, to see it in the beauty desired by God, while at the same time recognizing, in light of the power of God Himself, our weaknesses: 'What is impossible for men is possible for God.' (Luke 18:27)."