Monday, September 27, 2004

Federal Judges

"In an AP-Ipsos poll taken last week, 56 percent of those surveyed said they wanted the president to nominate a Supreme Court justice with conservative political views if a vacancy occurs; 37 percent said they preferred a justice with liberal views."

The quote is taken from an article cited on POWER LINE. I find this amazing. Where did these numbers come from? There's got to be an explanation for the lopsided look to those numbers. Are we waking up to what the real dangers of activist judges might really be? Are we actually taking a look around us and saying, "Hey! Wait just a minute!"? I certainly hope so! If that's really the case it's not happening a moment too soon.

Saturday, September 25, 2004


As the first of the Presidential debates approaches a thought occurs to me. Which Kerry is Bush to prepare for? What is the best way to prepare for a debate with a man who holds all positions on the most important issue of this campaign? Kerry's been the pro-war candidate and the anti-war candidate, sometimes it seems both at the same time!

So how does Bush prepare? I feel certain that President Bush will maintain a steady course as he has throughout the campaign and, as it did during the Republican Convention, that steadiness will compare well to the "nuanced" half-baked half-truths of his opponent.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Someone help me out here. . .

The more I learn about the esteemed and ever personable Mr. Kerry the less I want him in the White House. I never wanted him there much, but now much less than ever before.

I'd like to hear reasons to like him. Please don't start by telling me that the best reason to like him is that his name is not Bush.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Dan Rather is an optimist

I just went to the CBS News website and watched a clip of Dan Rather's defense of the memos that were the basis of his Air National Guard story. I must say the man is an optimist. He's an optimist if he honestly thinks we, his viewers, are stupid enough to believe his spin job:

We presented a story about the President of the United States. The story was based on documents that are forged. If the documents are forged I (Rather) would like to be the first to break that story (too late, Flash. . .it's broken). If the documents (which were the basis for the story) are false, the story is still true. . .because the White House has not said it's not. I (Rather) think the viewers
understand. . .

Forgive my paraphrase. I could not find a transcript.

I, for one, understand. I begin to doubt if Mr. Rather understands. Listen to yourself, Dan! You'd never accept that kind of tripe from someone you were interviewing! It's not acceptable from you. You are an optimist to think it might be. . .

Thursday, September 16, 2004

An example to follow. . .

"I would like to say something . . . to the men who were in Vietnam who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of things that I said or did. I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it. . . . I want to apologize to them and their families." Jane Fonda (1988)

When is the esteemed Mr. Kerry going to follow Ms. Fonda's lead?

Monday, September 13, 2004

Why. . .?

. . .does Mr. Kerry continue to refuse to release all of his military documentation? He made his Vietnam service the centerpiece of his campaign. A very odd move for someone who is offended by any mention of that time period by anyone else. Why would one credited with a gifted intellect not see the value in supporting his history with his "paper trail"? If everyone else is wrong about his service and what followed it, why not show us all the proof?

Mr Bush released his documentation months ago. Of course he's not nearly as intelligent as Mr. Kerry. . .and he doesn't have anything to hide. What could possibly be in Mr. Kerry's paperwork, that would frighten such an intelligent and forthright gentleman?

Thursday, September 09, 2004

How horrible!

Cheney says we are more likely to face another terrorist attack if Kerry is elected. How could he say such a thing? How unamerican! How hateful! How dare he!! The dems are appalled.

The dems like their candidate are two-faced.

It's horrible of Cheney to say what he said, even if it is the truth. But it's ok if the dems screech at the top of their lungs that Bush "betrayed" us. . ."mislead" us into war. . .is "unfit" to be commander in chief. . ."stole" the election of 2000. . .was AWOL from the National Guard when he served during the Vietnam war.

The facts are: He was not AWOL. . .nothing was stolen in 2000, although the dems tried in Florida. . .Bush has already proven to be a fine commander in chief. . .he did not mislead us into war (we are in a GLOBAL war as we speak and I would prefer that we err on the side of caution where WMDs are concerned). . .Bush has not and will not betray this country. . .and finally. . .we will be more vulnerable with Kerry in the Presidency. His "flexible" interpretation of the truth (so handily trumpeted by the dems as "nuanced") will surely, if given the chance, make for a much more dangerous world.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Ambassador Wilson and the truth

The media has yet to admit its mistake with Wilson's story. Bias?

Monday, September 06, 2004

The Recovery Continues. . .

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. economy added 144,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate fell to 5.4%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job figures for June and July were also revised upward to 96,000 and 73,000 respectively, a net increase of 59,000. Overall, 1.7 million new jobs have been created over the past 12 months.

This is from "Americans for Tax Reform" at:


Sacre bleu!

Diana West writes about that all important relationship between France and Iraq. Read her essay and forgive my sarcasm, please.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Democrats for Bush

I read Sowell nearly every chance I get. He seems to me to be a sound thinker.

Saturday, September 04, 2004


Colonel North "brings it on. . ."

NPR. . .I'm tuning to the left!

I've known for years that to listen to NPR you have to "tune to the left." As I age it seems I'm having to tune further and further left. Zell Miller spoke at the NRC, in New York. He pasted Kerry pretty well. Talked about Mr. Kerry's voting record and what he thought about it. I got the impression Zell is not very impressed. He listed a number of wepons systems that Kerry voted against during his career in the Senate. He talked about Kerry supporting the authorization of war in Iraq followed by his vote against support ($87 billion) for the troops.

I was not really surprised when NPR ran a "yes but" attack on Miller the day after his speech. The democratic party was thrilled with the spin supplied by NPR, I'm sure. Zell Miller, a life long Democrat, shared his opinion of a democratic party gone too far to the left, and the man they have nominated as their choice to run for President of the United States. Based largely on Kerry's record, Miller's opinion was clear. Although they could not dispute the veracity of Miller's facts they proceeded to excuse Mr. Kerry on each point.

They concluded their "analysis" by pointing out how "negative" and incorrect the Republicans are in their criticism of Kerry. They also pointed out that the DNC had not been negative at all. Both points were untrue. Not only were the Republicans very restrained in their criticism of Kerry, but the DNC went out of their way to call the President a liar who "mislead" the country into war. This is a lie that went unchallenged by the "analysts" at NPR, because of this organisation's political bias.

As I finish this little note, I renew my determination to stay in contact with those opposing our President. I'll just have to keep tuning further and further left.

Here is a link to the text of Mr. Miller's speech:

Friday, September 03, 2004


The RNC is over. . .W has a double digit lead, according to one poll. Life is good.