Friday, August 27, 2004

Let's just settle this thing.....

As always, Ann Coulter can be counted on to raise issues in a unique and anti-conventional manner. The majority of the op-ed piece consists of the standard argument over who do you believe Kerry+14 or O' Neil+254 Swifties. What caught my eye and gave me a chuckle was the last paragraph:

"Why don't we just give both sides some Swift boats, a few machine guns and lots of ammo, put them on a river somewhere, and let them settle this whole thing like gentlemen once and for all? "

There's a distinct disadvantage for Kerry in this scenario (beyond the 15:1 ratio) ---- A number of the 254 Swift Boat Vets against Kerry are Admirals, Vice Admirals, and other high-ranking Naval Professionals .. the 14 in Kerry's camp aren't nearly a match for the expertise, experience, and military prowess. Hmmmm ... that in and of itself speaks volumns, doesn't it?

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Gary Hart Pt. 2

So, the controversy continues. It seems neither side really wants to walk on this carpet of broken glass, yet it refuses to go away.

As the rhetoric grows, it is difficult to avoid the memories of another recent Presidential campaign when Gary Hart dared reporters to delve into his character.

"Follow me around. I don't care. I'm serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'd be very bored."-Gary Hart 1988

A few days later, reporters who had taken up the challenge - followed him to a love nest in Florida, Bimini, and aboard the yacht "Monkey Business"- spilled the beans about a lurid affair the then-Senator was having with a campaign worker (do we see a pattern here - Kopechne, Levy, Lewinski...) Donna Rice.

How can one not think that when Hart and Kerry illuminated certain parts of their lives as "exemplary"... that the media and other interested parties would look into the facts and ask questions? I'm not sure which reflects more poorly on their respective characters - that they may have misdeeds and missteps in their past, or that they invited scrutiny into those actions and now bemoan someone actually looking into said actions.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

8 words you rarely hear in the Senate

8 words you RARELY hear in the SENATE

"I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty"

Hmmmm ..... His current job is in the United States Senate, and from what I hear, he has been a deserter, AWOL, and done anything BUT report for duty in his current job. So, now we are supposed to believe that he takes "reporting for duty" seriously????

All the hubbub you are hearing today is about the Viet Nam Vets who are campaigning AGAINST Kerry. My words on the subject? GREAT! These are not criticisms coming from GW...which would be a sticky situation... but from fellow swift boat officers and enlisted men, many of which, unlike KERRY served their full 12 moth tours, if not longer. They have a right to voice their opinions and relate their experiences. Once again, the as the Democrat National Convention clearly showed, the liberals are trying to shut up their opponents and quash the 1st Amendment rights of free-thinking individuals.

One thing I'd love to pass on to the Republican National Convention organizers.... VENT NOTHING !!!!!!!!! Let the speakers speak their minds, and show the diverse views and opinions of the GOP!!!! Let America see exactly WHICH political party believes in free expression and doesn't resort to censorship. And make a darn good point of it!

"We have no idea what Mayor Giuliani is going to say... we know he supports the President, and that he will give a great speech, but we don't believe in curtailing or censoring our party members."
"And if he says something that Bush or the party don't agree with, like on a mother's right..??"
"That's the wonderful thing about the GOP... we believe in talking about our differences of opinion, and not shutting up our opponents. The GOP will not play Big Brother with our party members, nor with Americans at all...we believe in free speech."

GW 04
Condi Rice 08
Rice again in 2012

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

The irony continues

The last few days I've spent hopping in and out of Yahoo chat rooms... political chat rooms mostly. Now, going into these rooms you naturally expect the normal "I hate Bush, he's a poopy pants, brainless deserter.. yada, yada, yada" But what struck me as humorous last night was that I was told the United States should stop involving itself in "other peoples' matters" .... that the US has created worldwide distrust and dislike by affecting pro-American changes in El Salvador, Guatemala, and a laundry list of other "coups, overthrows, economic santions..." and further medling.

Then came the irony... the person telling me this was CANADIAN!

Was she not doing EXACTLY what she criticized the US for doing - trying to influence the events of a country that was NOT her own?? I guess it's okay for Al Queda to influence elections in Spain (or as has been rumored, they will try to dictate the elections here in the US) but when the US has influenced elections... that's Imperialism and Colonialism.. right.... more ironies to come, no doubt.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Okay ... gotta' lighten up here.......

For those that haven't seen the "This land is your land" flash cartoon featuring GW and Kerry
You GOTTA click the link and go see it!!!!!