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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, April 13, 2007

Iraq Burns While Dems Fiddle
It is hard to overstate the arrogance and bellicosity of the congressional Democratic leadership. When they're not playing footsie with our enemies, they're savaging President Bush, gleefully naysaying every aspect of the Iraq war and harming the troops they pretend to protect.

By David Limbaugh

How Long will Democrats and the Media continue to enable Sharpton and Jackson
What a strange confluence of news stories this week. The strong statement of NC Attorney General Roy Cooper declaring the Duke Lacrosse players accused of rape "innocent" appeared alongside news that MSNBC dropped the Don Imus show for racist comments, due at least in part to pressure brought by Al Sharpton. Is it too much for me to hope that one day the truth about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will be revealed as prominently as the truth about those phony rape charges was this week?

By Lorie Byrd


By Dr. Jack Wheeler

"I've never understood why people listen to smart-aleck jerks on trash radio like Don Imus and Howard Stern who get paid a lot of money to say nothing of substance but say it in a pseudo-clever, hyper-cynical, juvenilely outrageous way.

But I sure am enjoying watching him squirm. This is great karma. His public persona, with the phony cowboy hat, the gravel voice, the wrinkled glower, was of a super tough guy, as tough as say, the British Royal Marines. Turns out he's as much of a surrender pussy as they are.

Imus should exchange his cowboy hat for a dhimmi head scarf like that worn by Pelosi Galore or Limey sailorwoman Faye Turney to best signify his submission to the gods of political correctness.

Now, if that's all this teapot tempest is, yet another example of bottomless PC hypocrisy and Al Sharpton's unceasing effort to prey on white guilt, it'll soon be replaced by the next media frenzy.

The real question is whether the Imus scandal will wreck the presidential candidacy of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr."
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Fred Thompson Leads AFA Straw Poll

Hillary Places last in MoveOn Poll

Why is there so little dignity in the presidential campaign?

By Peggy Noonan

The State Department yields (again) to North Korea.

Editorial, Opinion Journal


"If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them."

-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 21, 1787)

This is the part the high-taxation Democrats just don't get.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


The Liberal/Islamist War Against America
By: Christopher G. Adamo
When Americans become too overwhelmed to even express dismay at any one particular outrage being perpetrated by the Democrats, it is time to step back and examine the “bigger picture.” In the wake of Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to the Middle East, America clearly finds itself at just such a juncture. Ultimately, this situation and its diplomatic consequences, abominable though they may be, should not be treated as an isolated example from a madcap leftist fringe. Rather, they should be considered in the context of liberalism’s long-standing assault on the American ideal.

Gold Star Dad Says Anti-War Dems ‘Too Busy’ to Meet Him
- Leading Democratic proponents of setting a timetable for pulling troops out of Iraq have refused to meet with the father of a dead soldier who believes a withdrawal would mean his son’s life was “wasted.”

Limited Iraq Mission Would be ‘Impossible’ to Carry Out, Top Soldier Says
– Sen. Hillary Clinton says U.S. troops in Iraq should no longer be used to protect Iraqis caught up in sectarian strife, but the most senior American enlisted soldier in Iraq believes it would be “impossible” to limit the mission along those lines...


A powerful tribute to those much deserving of it.

U.S.–Made Mess in Somalia

By Ivan Eland
The Independent Institute

The media often report overseas developments, but don’t always explore their underlying causes, which, in many cases, conveniently lets the U.S. government off the hook. The recent internecine violence in Somalia provides a classic example.

The U.S. media have focused to date almost exclusively on the rising Islamist movement in Somalia and U.S. “covert” assistance to the Ethiopian invasion that supported Somalia’s transitional government against the stronger Islamists. The media should be focusing on one of the major causes of the Somali mess: U.S. government meddling. Read more....

Ann Coulter echoes sentiments of HeavyHanded

Ann Coulter to Imus: Apologize to the Girls, Period: "Don Imus should limit his apologies to the girls of the Rutgers basketball team but to no one else, Ann Coulter says."

That is what I said here.

Not Unexpectedly, CBS follows in footsteps of MSNBC

CBS Memo Explains Imus Firing: "CBS Memo Explains Imus Firing CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves released a statement to CBS employees Thursday afternoon explaining his company's decision to terminate the Don Imus radio show."

CBS bows to the pressure as $harpton and Jack$on try to establish themselves as the final arbiters of what constitutes "acceptable" speech.

New York Times Blames Imus' 'White Men'

".... the form of government which communicates ease, comfort, security, or, in one word, happiness, to the greatest numbers of persons, and in the greatest degree, is the best."
- - John Adams

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


By Dan Gainor
Business & Media Institute
Vanity Fair Tells Conservatives to Go to Hell: "Vanity Fair wants to doom conservatives and businesses to the many layers of Dante’s hell for daring to question global warming dogma."

Media Amnesia Strikes on AMT Reform

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has bragged about Democrats’ initiative to save middle-class taxpayers from the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). But wait: wasn’t that Pelosi who voted against getting rid of the AMT in 1999? Oh. Instead of reporting that congressional duplicity, the media blame – what else – the Bush tax cuts." Read more at the Business Media Institute.

How High Can You Stand for Your Taxes to Go?

Liberals won't go on TV to defend their sly plan: a $2-trillion tax increase.

Bush Raking in Campaign Cash for GOP

"President Bush may be hitting all time lows in approval polls and he may be the target of a nasty opposition Congress — but you wouldn't know it from his fundraising success."

In Washington, panic. In Baghdad, cautious optimism.

BY FOUAD AJAMI, Opinion Journal

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


The Don Imus flap is taking on a life of its own. As is usual in cases such as this, there is no shortage of those who want to fan the flames on these kinds of matters, and they garner more coverage than they deserve.

I have not commented on this yet and I do not intend to give it much of my attention either. I intend on making a couple of points since it is so "newsworthy" and then let it die a peaceful death - for now at least.

What he said was mean spirited, stupid, and insensitive.

I repeat: what he said was mean spirited, stupid, and insensitive.

Having said that, all that he is required to do is give an apology, a heart-felt apology to the Rutger's girls basketball team ONLY.

They can choose to accept it - or not.

In addition, there should NOT be ONE member of the team that is hurt, crushed, or in any way be adversely affected by what this idiot said. We cannot as human beings, allow ourselves to give this much power to someone over our own self esteem.

And that brings me to another principle of liberalism:
To be a good liberal you have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

If you have worked hard to achieve things in life and you have proven yourself to yourself, and to others that are important to you, you will have earned your self-esteem and no matter what some crotchety old man says - it will not matter to you at all. You have the power. Don't give it up to someone else.

To be a good liberal you have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but PETA activists do.

It's the Culture, Stupid
Many Muslims point to what they view as the horrors of liberal America: homosexual marriage, family breakdown, and a popular culture that is trivial, materialistic, vulgar, and in many cases morally repulsive. So while many secular Europeans abhor "red America," many religious Muslims dislike and fear "blue America." Read on...

Brave John Edwards Ran Away
By Jon Sanders

Edwards, a man who since 2002 has openly aspired to be leader of the free world - a job that entails squaring off against, for example, North Korea, Iran, Islamic radicals, Marxist dictatorships in the Americas, drug traffickers, Russian hardliners, Congress - has now backed out of a second presidential debate for being co-sponsored by Fox News.

Republican Candidates
By Thomas Sowell
Maybe a presidential ticket with Gingrich and Giuliani, or Giuliani and Gingrich, would be the Republicans' best hope -- and the country's.

The Pelosi Democrats' Moral Confusion
By David Limbaugh
In our outrage over Nancy Pelosi's unconstitutional and, according to some legal experts, criminal attempt to steal the reins of American foreign policy from President Bush, let's not tacitly give her a pass for her egregiously wrongheaded assertion that "the road to Damascus is a road to peace.

Britain Was Once Great Britain
If Great Britain can cease to be great in so short a time span, any country can.
By Dennis Prager

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Road to Damascus
The woman second in line for the presidency (after Vice President Dick Cheney) seemed to believe she was on a Henry Kissinger-like shuttle diplomacy mission from Jerusalem to Damascus........


“Until Nancy Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that we had only one president at a time and—like him or not—he alone had the Constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in wartime. All that Pelosi’s trip [to Syria] can accomplish is to advertise American disunity to a terrorist-sponsoring nation in the Middle East while we are in a war there. That in turn can only embolden the Syrians to exploit the lack of unified resolve in Washington by stepping up their efforts to destabilize Iraq and the Middle East in general... Once it becomes accepted that it is all right to violate both the laws and the traditions of this nation, and to undermine the ability of the United States to speak to other nations of the world with one voice, we will have taken another fateful step downward into the degeneration of this society. Such a drastic and irresponsible step should remove any lingering doubt that the Democrats’ political strategy is to ensure that there is an American defeat in Iraq, in order to ensure their own political victory in 2008.”
—Thomas Sowell

“If anyone was under the impression that congressional Democrats actually considered their actions with regard to the ‘troop withdrawal bills’ —beyond achieving victory over the Bush Administration—they would be playing the part of the uninformed, Kool-Aid drinking fool. While Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the rest of their anti-war, pro-genocide, hate-Bush contingent revel in the fact that they have succeeded in passing a bill that opposes the President, al-Qa’ida operatives in Iraq are preparing to set their alarm clocks for ‘half-past redeployment’ so the slaughter of those who braved Iraq’s polling places can begin.”
—Frank Salvato


“Renowned metallurgist Rosie O’Donnell proclaimed on TV last Thursday that Sept. 11, 2001, was a more significant date than most of us realized. It was, in her words, ‘the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel.’ This, of course, came as news to steelworkers, blacksmiths, firefighters, manufacturers of samurai swords, and other fools who hadn’t realized that steel is forged in magic furnaces using dragon breath and pixie dust...O’Donnell focused on World Trade Center Building 7, which has become the grassy knoll for 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Asked if the government was responsible for its collapse, she coyly replied that she didn’t know. All she knows is that it’s ‘impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved’ and that, for the ‘first time in history, steel was melted by fire.’ Wink, wink. For the record, fire can melt steel, and buildings also collapse when heat weakens steel. But that misses the point. The point is we shouldn’t have to argue with crazy people. Regardless, it appears that not even the heat of ridicule can weaken O’Donnell’s steely resolve to make an idiot of herself.” — Jonah Goldberg

The Anti-Employee ‘No Choice’ Act
By Chuck Muth

One of the more egregiously misnamed bills in the history of Congress has got to be the “Employee Free Choice Act,” a measure which is neither pro-employee nor a free choice. What it really does is allow union bosses to force employers to recognize a union as the workforce’s bargaining agent without the hassle of a supervised, secret ballot election. But to show how this bill is really all about boosting sagging membership numbers and nothing about the average American worker, consider some of the amendments offered by Republicans during debate over the bill in the House…

Bill ties climate to national security

Boston Globe

GOP stem-cell bill threatens liberal rival

Washinton Times

Russian Lawmakers Say U.S. Missile Defense Plans Could Re-divide Europe -- 04/06/2007

"Moscow (CNSNews.com) - Russian lawmakers insisted Friday that the United States' missile defense system in eastern Europe could have serious repercussions for global security."
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"The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what they want done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."

“What it comes to is that your conception of human nature may be not merely wrong, but impolite. If you think God or nature had a purpose in making two sexes, so that sodomy isn’t quite on a par with making babies, please—keep it to yourself! In Washington, sodomy isn’t disapproved; but the word sodomy is, and you can damage your career by using it in public. You are expected to let on that you’d be horrified to learn that your son smokes Camels, but proud to learn that he’s gay. Would these be the reactions of any parent you know? What hypocrisy! But such is sophistication. We display our refinement by pretending not to have natural feelings. In the space of a few years, the tradition of millennia is repudiated. What’s more, the repudiation is mandatory for everyone. You might think that a liberal, tolerant society would leave a little room for what, until recently, everyone assumed, but no!—no trace of the old attitude is permitted. The one thing liberalism has ‘zero tolerance’ for is the past. We live in a pluralistic society now, where everyone must think and talk alike, in keeping with the latest federal diversity guidelines. Needless to say, there is precious little diversity about all this.” —Joseph Sobran

Pakistan military back in tribal zone
Pakistani troops have re-occupied part of the tribal area along the Afghan border they left two years ago as part of a peace deal with local leaders.
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Growing nuclear threat

United Press International

"WASHINGTON -- According to the British counter-intelligence group MI-5, over 360 private companies, university departments, and government organizations in eight countries, including Israel, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, India, Egypt, the Pakistani High Commission in London, and the United Arab Emirates, have been procuring nuclear technology and equipment for use in nuclear weapons construction."
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Eye on Iraq: The worst mistake
U.S. policymakers are now making what may prove to be their worst mistake yet in Iraq: They may be on a new collision course with Moqtada al-Sadr.
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AP - Monday's scheduled doubleheader between the Seattle Mariners and the Cleveland Indians has been postponed. The entire four-game series was snowed out, creating scheduling problems since the Mariners are not slated to return to Cleveland this year.

This picture is of Seattle Mariners second baseman Jose Lopez getting up after sliding head first in the snow at Jacobs Field, Sunday, April 8, 2007, in Cleveland. For the second day in a row, snow and cold weather forced a doubleheader between the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians to be postponed. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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To be a good liberal you have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

"Who?s Buying 'The Secret'?

By Albert Mohler

Ever heard of the 'Law of Attraction?' If not, your friends and neighbors probably have. It is the central message of Rhonda Byrne?s book, The Secret--now the top selling book in America. Byrne's book centers on her teaching that every object and mind in the universe operates at a certain frequency. Tune your mind to the object you desire, and it will be attracted to you.

Why? Because you are the center of the universe. 'You are God in a physical body,' she writes. 'You are spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself as You. You are a cosmic being. You are all power. You are all wisdom. You are all intelligence. You are perfection. You are magnificence.'

Americans seem to have a particular attraction to these positive thinking philosophies. Does anyone actually believe this stuff? Well someone is buying the book."

I couldn't help but chuckle when I read this. I immediately thought of old poor Dan Rather when he was attacked on Park Avenue in October of 1986 and one of his assailants, according to Rather, said "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"

Sunday, April 08, 2007

To be a good liberal you have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

BAGHDAD - U.S. warplanes yesterday blasted militiamen firing rocket-propelled grenades on the second day of a major offensive aimed at driving the Shiite Mahdi Army out of Diwaniyah, a farm-belt city south of Baghdad. Meanwhile, in Baqouba, north...
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2 weeks into spring, it's feeling a lot like Christmas
An unseasonable cold snap put a chill on Easter Sunday services across the Southeast and much of the rest of the country, moving some events indoors and adding layers over spring frocks.
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Democrats back away from Iraq troops withdrawal demand

Google News

Washington Post --
For the second straight weekend, top Senate Democrats shrunk further away from core principles they had set out in the Iraq war debate, signaling Sunday that they were prepared to drop a timetable mandating the withdrawal of US troops, should President ...

Allegations Plague Peace Group That Sponsors War Protests
With allegations of money mismanagement, threats of court action and some members leaving, a group that has sponsored war protests in President Bush's adopted hometown has been anything but peaceful.
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Hoyer Meets Official From Egypt's Banned Muslim Brotherhood
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer met a leading member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, an outlawed opposition group, during a recent visit to the country, the Islamic fundamentalist group and U.S. officials said Saturday.
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Corruption Trial for Former Tennessee State Senator John Ford Set to Begin Monday

FOXNews.com -

"MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As one of Tennessee's most powerful state senators, John Ford bragged that he would have little trouble getting a new law passed to benefit a computer recycling company.

However, the company turned out to be part of an undercover sting operation set up by the FBI, and he was charged with bribery, extortion and threatening a government witness.

'You are talking to the guy who makes the deals,' a federal indictment quotes Ford as saying to an FBI agent posing as a dishonest businessman seeking legislative favors.

Ford, 64, is one of five current or former state lawmakers charged in the investigation. He is accused of taking $55,000 in bribes from E-Cycle Management, which supposedly was in the business of buying and reselling used government computers.

Jurors will hear several secretly recorded tapes of Ford's conversations with undercover agents and see at least two video clips showing him stuffing his pockets with cash.

Ford, a Democrat who represented his Memphis district for 31 years, is a member of one of Tennessee's most politically active families. His nephew is Harold Ford Jr., a former congressman and U.S. Senate candidate; his brother is Harold Ford Sr., who represented Memphis in the U.S. House for 22 years."

It's time to take him out ....long overdue, actually

Iraqi Shias prepare for protests
Radical Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls for Najaf protests four years after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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