Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic ponders the possibility of finally naming an unnamed mountain west of Phoenix for the quintessential conservative.
All I need to know is OK, where is it, how fast can the Legislature act on this, and GET IT DONE ALREADY!
Yes, I took that pic of Goldwater’s statue back in March at the Goldwater Memorial. See here for the story.
Saturday, July 31, 2004
This amazing news has got to be the most significant event in the world of boxing in a long, long time. An unheralded British pugilist named Danny Williams knocks out Mike “Chairman Mao” Tyson in the 4th round last night in Louisville, Kentucky.
I hope that somehow, Tyson realizes his career is over and retires quietly and tries to put his life back together out of the limelight. But I’m afraid that may not happen.
..and there is absolutely nothing John Kerry or John Edwards can say or have already said that will sway me in any way, shape or fashion. There was never even a chance if that’s what you’re thinking.
I didn’t bother watching or keeping up with the Democratic National Convention which just wrapped up it’s show for a couple of reasons; First, I didn’t want to raise my blood pressure higher than it should be. Besides I was busy working during the time it was on what little TV there was, which is reason #2. For you regular readers, that’s also why I’ve been lax with blogging lately.
But consider the following: THIS is who the Democrats have nominated to be their candidate, summarized in a nutshell. But I am not worried. GO BUSH!
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Read the article here.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Dear Coach Ditka:
I heard recently that you were considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, a state I formerly lived in. I know that the GOP is going through some tough times there right now, and what the Land of Lincoln needs is a tough man to pull them through it and to support President Bush to boot.
I can certainly understand your reluctance to run in light of the current situation there, but I hope you would consider the moves of another man half a century ago who also expressed similar reservations about public service. But I feel your heart is in the right place. You have opinions and you are not afraid to express them.
Nineteen years ago you commented after a Bears victory about fan complaints to Channel 2 about the network’s pre-emption with the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Reykjavik; I don’t remember the exact words you said, but the implication coming from you that “there are things in life that are more important than football” raised the eyebrows of many people who were not just Fans of Da Team dat is known as…DA BEARS!
Consider this, Coach Ditka: there are thousands of ordinary Illinois citizens who want a champion to lead them…and to help guide our country as a whole. There is no doubt that the Illinois State Republican Party supports you already, but I hope you can listen to the voices and hearts of those you would represent, as did Dwight D. Eisenhower, who listened, ran, and served when his country…the people...called for him.
If anyone could BE LIKE IKE...you have that chance. Listen to the people and seize it now!
Sunday, July 11, 2004
Remember Joseph Wilson? He’s the guy who the CIA sent over to Niger to find out if Saddam’s agents were attempting to buy yellowcake from that country for Iraq’s nuclear weapons program. Yellowcake, FYI, is an early step toward enriching uranium into reactor fuel or, taken further, weapons-grade (90% enriched U-235) material. His report’s conclusions contributed to the following statement in President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union Speech: “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”
Wilson later went public with statements that his wife, a CIA employee whose name was later leaked to reporters, had nothing to do with his selection for the mission, and slammed the Bush Administration for “skewing” the intelligence reports to make a case for going to war to depose Saddam.
Now comes word that the Washington Post (a LIBERAL newspaper) did some digging into Wilson’s allegations, and guess what? HE LIED!
In the Post’s report, it turns out that the CIA relied on foreign intelligence reports to make its assertions. Contrary to what liberals want you to believe, Saddam’s WMD efforts were NOT the sole reason we deposed him.
Along the same lines, we didn’t go to war against Hitler solely because he was going to build an atomic bomb. When FDR read Einstein’s letter in 1939 (while we were still at peace), he correctly concluded that we dare not take the chance to wait and see. Only AFTER THE WAR did we find out that Hitler blew off his atomic bomb program ”...because it was Jewish science.”
Should it surprise you that the Wilson story isn’t going very far in the mainstream media? They won’t give it Page 1 Headlines because they want to see President Bush defeated at any cost. As a result, it’s up to other outlets (such as Blogs for Bush, which this blog is a member of) to get the story out to the readers.
In this day and age where the WMD process has been disseminated down to the terrorists, we dare not take the chance to wait and see for the next time they will strike. We must go after them. That is what President Bush has been doing and continues to do.
Can the Democrats say the same about Senator Kerry? Oh yeah, he’ll just have John Edwards haul them into court….
We all remember that the vast majority of Americans thought the evidence against O.J. Simpson was very strong, and yet he was acquitted, thanks to Johnnie Cochran’s “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” statement and bollixed-up police work during the murder investigation.
Now word comes out that the lone American on Saddam’s defense team has filed a writ with SCOTUS, asking that his detention by American forces since his capture be declared unconstitutional.
IS THIS INSANE OR WHAT? This only a few days after SCOTUS ruled that enemy combatants have the rights to access (and tie up) our courts just like any other American citizen.
Cox and Forkum have taken Cochran’s rhyme and twisted it to fit Saddam’s upcoming trial. I’ve got a better one: “If the charge is legit, his life must QUIT!”
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Now we know who John F-in’ Kerry picked for his running mate: Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), who is a personal injury trial lawyer by trade serving his first term in the Senate, and had never held elective office prior to that.
Will help the Dems’ ticket? Perhaps no more so than Dukakis’ choice of Lloyd Bentsen did back in 1988. The VP debate will be interesting to watch and see how Dick Cheney will wipe up the floor with Edwards!
In addition, there is the “TORCH” option, and if it comes to that, then Edwards will be in the prime position to step in. But at least, now we know.
Sunday, July 04, 2004
I Pledge Allegiance
to the Flag of the
United States of America,
And to the REPUBLIC
For which it stands,
One Nation, under God,
With Liberty and Justice For All!
It’s possible that in a parallel universe Saddam had Past Dreams of Glory. And in this universe, if Saddam were able to emulate Bill Clinton we’d be seeing his Memoirs flying off the bookshelves after his trial was over and prior to the carrying out of the sentence.
Saturday, July 03, 2004
Jay Barnes has created an absolutely hilarious parody of Saddam’s hearing session utilizing a common children’s game…I urge you to check out (click the graphic):
The Macker Commands It!
Thursday, July 01, 2004
On June 28, Iraq got their sovereignty back from the Coalition, two days ahead of schedule. Yesterday Saddam Hussein was brought before an Iraqi judge, who read the charges against him. And how does he act? Like a defiant bastard! He calls the Kuwaitis “dogs” and branded President Bush as the real criminal. And he demanded to be called the President of Iraq! Talk about being an arrogant SOB.
The other 11 officials of his regime were also brought one-by-one and these people were scared to death! Gee I wonder why….
With all the evidence against them, there’s no way Saddam and his henchmen will be able to escape what’s coming to them (and what they so richly deserve), but I think the way they get there will make Slobodan
Misonofabitch’s Milosevic’s trial at the Hague look like a 1-ring circus. Saddam’s supporters in the Sunni Triangle, Tikrit and Fellatio Fallujah are typical: “Saddam Hussein was a national hero and better than the traitors in the new government.”
There is also some talk as to whether Saddam will be tried first or last. I say last, because the possibility exists that some of Saddam’s lieutenants may be able to cut a deal with prosecutors to spare their lives in exchange for state’s evidence against Saddam. But the two who MUST be executed for their crimes (once they’re convicted) would be Saddam and his cousin, Chemical Ali.
And yes, it’ll all be on Iraqi TV for all to see. I wonder if Court TV’s thinking about showing it here too….
This from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY):
“Many of you are well enough off that…the tax cuts may have helped you….We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
Amritas always gives me a hard time (in jest) about a comment I made some time ago regarding the government being the “giant nipple solution.” If this doesn’t show the perfect example of how liberals think government should run people’s lives, then I don’t know what does!
AMERICA: IF YOU WANT A FUTURE FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN…DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ELECT HILLARY PRESIDENT!
Canada had a major election on June 28th, and as a result, Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberal Party didn’t win enough seats in the Canadian House of Commons to form an outright majority government, which means that for the first time in a quarter-century, Canadians will have to “live on the edge” with a minority government, eh.
In other words, if for some reason Prime Minister Martin loses a vote of confidence, Parliament is dissolved immediately and an election is called to take place six weeks later. The last minority government in Canada lasted only six months. Let’s see how long this one lasts, eh.
The breakdown: For the incoming 308-seat House of Commons, the Liberals won 135, followed by the Conservatives with 99 (official opposition who finally got united!), the Bloc Québécois 54, New Democrats 19, and 1 Independent, eh.
Compared to our political philosophies in this country, the Canadian Conservatives (aka the “Tories”) would fit in with our DEMOCRATS here. Everyone else on Parliament Hill would fall even further to the Left, eh!
Instead of ranting on the Vice President’s uttering of The F Word to Senator
Depends Patrick Leahy (D-VT), let me instead focus on an issue dear to the hearts of Americans: gas prices. In a recent interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, Cheney describes a problem with the nation’s supply:
“We’ve got — I talked to a — a CEO of a major oil company the other day. He has to produce something like 51 different grades of gasoline for the U.S. market because of our Clean Air Act requirements and the fact that, you know, what you produce and sell in Detroit probably doesn’t satisfy the requirements in Chicago, doesn’t satisfy the requirements in Peoria.
“You’ve got to have a different blend of gasoline for each and every one of those jurisdictions to meet the air quality standards. That complicates it. You can’t import as much refined product from Europe as you used to be able to do because they don’t produce any other product….”
My friends, what we have here is so much governmental regulatory BS that it restrains the oil industry from getting an adequate supply to market. Here in Phoenix, we run a summer blend with MTBE as the oxygenate compound…a compound which has been BANNED in California and many other states. This is why prices are so high.
I don’t care what the environmentalists say, we’re not in the 1960s. Congress should streamline the Clean Air Act to get rid of 46 of the different “boutique” gasoline blends, leaving the market with four regional summer blends and one national winter blend.
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