Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday's show: Jonathan Henry on Iraq!

Jonathan Henry joined us to discuss recent developments in Iraq. You can see his website!

With respect to Iraq, see Al-Qaida's Emerging Defeat By Austin Bay.

Have we won? No.

Are we winning? Yes.

Furthermore, the US public is starting to turn on the war.

Perphaps, the turnaround in public opinion is due to reports from Michael Yon!

The US economy makes fools of the "doom and gloomers" again!

By now, the "everything is going to hell" committee must be ready to drink rat poison and get it over with.

It must be very sad to hope and pray for a recession and not get one.

The "doom and gloomers" needs to dance under another cloud because this one is not bringing them any rain! (Economy Has Strong Showing in Summer)

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has a third quarter report on the US economy:

"Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the third quarter of 2007, according to preliminary estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

In the second quarter, real GDP increased 3.8 percent.

The GDP estimates released today are based on more complete source data than were available for the advance estimates issued last month.

In the advance estimates, the increase in real GDP was 3.9 percent ...The increase in real GDP in the third quarter primarily reflected positive contributions from exports, personal consumption expenditures (PCE), private inventory investment, equipment and software, federal government spending, nonresidential structures, and state and local government spending that were partly offset by a negative contribution from residential fixed investment.

Imports, which are a subtraction in the calculation of GDP, increased." (About That Economy ....)

It is very informative! It sounds like a pretty good economy for everyone.

So cheer up and enjoy the upcoming holidays. We live in the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. We have never had a perfect economy but this one is pretty good!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

In the US, you must speak English!

The disconnect between the Pelosi-Reid Democrat Congress and the US public on immigration continues.

Why are we having a debate about speaking English at work. Frankly, what's the big deal?

How can anyone object to speaking English in a job in the US? My parents didn't when they came here. In fact, I recall my dad studying English so that he could work in the US. Makes sense to me! It did to my dad!

Speaker Pelosi is apparently a bit confused on this issue.

My guess is that most Hispanics are not confused at all and understand that speaking English is just simple common sense:

"California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won plaudits when he said last June that one way to close the Latino learning divide was "to turn off the Spanish TV set. It's that simple. You've got to learn English."

Ruben Navarette, a columnist with the San Diego Union-Tribune, agreed, warning that "industries such as native language education or Spanish-language television [create] linguistic cocoons that offer the comfort of a warm bath when what English-learners really need is a cold shower." (English-Only Showdown)

Let me ask again: What other language did you expect to speak in the US?

Obviously, I have nothing against Spanish. It is my native tongue and I speak it often with family and friends. Yet, English is the language of the US!

Once again, we see that the public has a lot of common sense on this whole issue of immigration! (77% Say Employers Can Require English-Only on the Job)

I'm positive that some of those 77% include a lot of Hispanics who have a lot more common sense than the "way to left" Hispanic Caucus in the Pelosi-Reid Congress!

No knockout punches but CNN needs help!

Mitt Romney was sharp and presidential. He won on points!

Mike Huckabee will be someone's VP. Huckabee will single handily deliver the southern states to the next nominee! Put Huckabee on ticket and the Republicans have 200 of the required 270 electoral votes in the bank!

Everybody else had good moments, such as John McCain standing up to Ron Paul's conspiracy theories.

Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson were OK. According to post game analysis, Thompson had the best line of the evening when he spoke about immigration and the rule of law!

Nobody made big mistakes. Giuliani was strong in the second half but off base when he attacked Romney over the illegals working on his yard. After all, Romney did not hire the illegals directly. He hired a firm that used illegal workers!

Romney and Huckabee stood out on my scorecard.


It would be a good ticket specially if the election is about families, taxes and a strong foreign policy. What else could the election be about?

As for the format, let me say again that I want reporters asking questions. FOX News did a great job during their debate because they had "grown ups" asking real questions.

Bring back the professionals!

Last night, CNN tried the "You Tube" format and I don't like it.

After all, we are talking about electing the next president of the US.

This is not "dancing with the stars"!

This is not "ask Mick Jagger" night!

This is not a talent show for every "video producer" in the country trying to grab a little attention.

Last, but not least, CNN needs to get out of the debate business until someone gets fired for stupid behavior. My friend Rick Moran had the best analysis:

"Well, at least the candidates were probably all Republicans. As for the questioners, that’s a different story.

At least 4 of the questioners from last night’s CNN/YouTube Debate were Democratic party supporters and activists including one gay general who worked for John Kerry’s campaign and is on Hillary Clinton’s LGBT Steering Committee.

The information confirming these facts was ferreted out by Freepers and bloggers within minutes of the debate’s ending.

This raises several interesting questions, not the least of which is who at CNN is going to get fired over this rank stupidity?"

Yes, some heads need to roll over at CNN! The bloggers nailed them again! Can you say Dan Rather, Mary Mapes and CBS running a story based on forged documents!

We remember the Democrats in Arizona and the boos everytime that Obama criticized Clinton. Last night, CNN did not reveal that several of the people asking questions were actually working for Dem campaigns:

"CNN, as part of its Republican debate with YouTube, failed to mention that retired general Keith Kerr, who announced he was gay after his retirement from the Army, is a member of Hillary Clinton’s "LGBT Americans For Hillary Steering Committee."

Not only did General Kerr ask the question via a YouTube video, but he was also present in the audience, and got to ask the candidates for a "straight answer" (pardon the pun).

General Kerr’s, whose question came 47 minutes into the 9 pm Eastern hour the debate, is also part of the Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network's advisory council, an organization "dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance" (CNN, Newsbusted, Sneaking a Hillary Clinton Supporter Into GOP Debate--Why Am I Not Surprised)

This is either:

a) very stupid ("heads must roll") or

b) very sloppy ("more heads should roll") or

c) CNN is in the tank for the Democrats!

I think that it's "a" or "b" so someone needs to get fired over at CNN!

Again, Romney won, Huckabee will be some one's VP and CNN needs to get out of the debate business until they check the people who ask questions! (CNN, Newsbusted, Sneaking a Hillary Clinton Supporter Into GOP …)

P. S. I should add that it was Pres. Clinton who signed the "don't tell" policy regarding homosexuals serving openly in the military.

The "homosexual activists" should be mad at Pres. Clinton not Gov. Romney or any other Republican on that stage.

During the '92 campaign, candidate Bill Clinton promised to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. It was "classic Clintonian pandering" for votes!

After the election, Pres. Clinton made a U-turn and signed the "don't tell" policy because the military commanders told him that it would be a threat to discipline for men to live in military quarters with openly homosexual men!

My point is this: Don't get at mad at Republicans because Bill Clinton lied to homosexuals in order to get their votes!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wed's show: Allan Wall and a review of the situation in Mexico!

Today, we spoke with Allan Wall, our friend in Mexico and frequent guest. Allan writes for Mexicodata and gave us an update on the situation south of the border.

It does not make the world's front pages. No one calls it a war. Yet, the war to our south is deadly:

"The death toll continues to mount. The Mexican government estimated that 2,350 people have been died so far this year drug-related violence in Mexico. The majority of the dead have been killed in "turf wars" among drug cartels." (Getting Ready For War)

The article is from Stragegy Page, a web site devoted to security and military issues.

We also discussed Mexicans thinking twice about U.S. jobs, survey finds, an article that appeared on today's Dallas Morning News. It suggests that Mexicans are finding it more difficult to come over.

Romney is right about families

Gov. Romney has another great campaign ad about family issues. It builds on a persistent campaign message about putting families first. As the father of 3 sons, let me say that Gov. Romney and Mrs. Romney are on the right track talking about families:
'The work that goes on within the walls of a home is the most important work that is ever done in America. ... And if we want to strengthen America, we need to strengthen the American family.'" (Romney stresses family values)

These two are made for each other!

Yesterday, Pres. Clinton decided to help his wife, Sen. Clinton.

On the surface, it's nice to see a husband go out and support his wife.

I do that all of the time! Don't you?

However, Pres. Clinton has a habit of reminding us why the word "Clintonian" is now part of our language:

"As only he can do, Bill Clinton packed campaign venues across eastern Iowa and awed Democratic voters with a compelling case for his wife's candidacy. He was unscripted, in-depth and generous. He also was long-winded, misleading and self-absorbed." ("Good Bill" vs "Bad Bill" by RON FOURNIER)

In other words, Pres. Clinton has a way of saying things today that contradict what he said before. Again, we don't call it "Clinton double talk" for no reason at all!

Our friend Captain Ed took us on a trip down memory lane with the former president and his words on the Iraq War. Read Why We Called It Clintonesque:

""So, you're sitting there as President, you're reeling in the aftermath of [September 11], so, yeah, you want to go get bin Laden and do Afghanistan and all that. But you also have to say, well, my first responsibility now is to try everything possible to make sure that this terrorist network and other terrorist networks cannot reach chemical and biological weapons or small amounts of fissile material. I've got to do that. That's why I supported the Iraq thing." ("His Side Of The Story," Time, 6/28/04)

"'Saddam is gone and good riddance,' former President Bill Clinton said yesterday. Clinton also said Bush should not be faulted if banned weapons of mass destruction aren't found. 'I don't think you can criticize the President for trying to act on the belief that they have a substantial amount of chemical and biological stock. ... That is what I was always told.'" (Joel Siegel, "W Fought A Good Fight, Clinton Says," [New York] Daily News, 4/16/03)

"I supported the president when he asked the Congress for authority to stand up against weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." (Former President Bill Clinton, Remarks At Tougaloo College Commencement, Jackson, MS, 5/18/03)"

This is so similar to how his wife, Senator Clinton, tackled the issue. First, you support the war. Then you don't. Then you call for a timetable and then you don't.

How in the world can anyone believe this couple? I don't know!

Some people must enjoy being misled and lied to! What else can you say?

War? What is it good for? Read and find out!

(This picture is from BlackFive)

Yesterday, I was directed to a great blog (BLACKFIVE) and post. See Anti-war films tank, left baffled! See the poster above!

It explains why anti-military movies, like "Redacted", are flopping big time.

It follows on this great editorial from IBD:

"Despite top star billings, big-foot directors, the best publicity money can buy and critical acclaim, the public just isn't biting. The problem is the content.

"Redacted," gave us the Christmasy theme of Iraqi rape starring U.S. troops as rapists.

It drew just $10,039 over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to BoxOfficeMojo, and $34,000 at its open.

Meanwhile "Rendition," which showed terrorists as pensive souls, bombed too.

"A Mighty Heart," depicting terrorists' war on the West as "understandable," was a dud.

"Syriana," portraying U.S. intelligence officers as crooks in bed with Big Oil, also fared poorly.

"Lions For Lambs," a long anti-war monologue, bored people out of the Cineplex."

These movies are failing because Hollywood liberals hate the military (part of the Vietnam "hippie" syndrome) but the public has a very high opinion of the armed forces. (71% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military)

Most Americans know that US soldiers do not rape 14 year old girls. Why? Because these young men are our sons, our neighbors and the kids that we watched played football on Friday nights.

Hollywood struck out big time. They deserve every drop of red ink attached to the financial statements of these pathetic films!

What's war good for? Well, how about ending slavery, fascism, Hitler and communism. And soon we can add Islam extremists.

Good poster. Good message.

They call it "Flambée"

Again, we support Pres. Sarkozy. Yet, it's amazing what is happening in Paris:

"The poor, harmless misguided youth of unnamed ethnic origin in France are now peacefully demonstrating against oppression by…shooting at cops with hunting weapons." (Michelle Malkin)

Michelle's post has some incredible video and more links to the "flambee"!

Also, the so called "youths" are pretty serious with their tactics:

"More than 100 officers have been wounded, several of them seriously, according to the police. Thirty were hit with buckshot and pellets from shotguns, and one of the wounded was hit with a type of bullet used to kill large game, Patrice Ribeiro, a police spokesman, said in a telephone interview. One of the officers lost an eye; another’s shoulder was shattered by gunfire.

It is legal to own a shotgun in France — as long as the owner has a license — and police circles were swirling with rumors that the bands of youths were procuring more weapons.

"This is a real guerrilla war,” Mr. Ribeiro told RTL radio, warning that the police, who have struggled to avoid excessive force, will not be fired upon indefinitely without responding."(
In French Suburbs, Same Rage, but New Tactics )

Don't back down, Pres. Sarkozy. The world is watching how you stand up to these so-called "youths"! ("Youths" riot again in France)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My bet is on the dollar!

Yes, I hear all of the doom and gloom about the US dollar. However, I am putting my money on the dollar. I think that the dollar is the "long term bet" in this race:

"GaveKal, an international investment-research boutique with offices in the U.S., Hong Kong, Paris and Abu Dhabi, recently penned a report lauding the dollar's prospects against the euro.

In fact, in a telephone interview from Paris, firm founder Charles Gave terms the euro "grotesquely overvalued" at its current level. In the next couple of years, he maintains, the euro should fall to its "parity" value of $1.05 to $1.10.

Gave, whose firm's good track record has won it a large institutional following in the U.S. and Europe, points to several secular factors that bode well for the greenback versus the euro.

For example, rapidly aging populations in euroland figure to decimate working populations there and increase the governmental financial burden at a pace far faster than in the U.S. European countries such as France have far higher debt-to-GDP burdens than the U.S., especially when estimates of their unfunded pension liabilities for government employees are figured in.

Adding to this European fiscal burden is a trend that Gave, out of political correctness, hesitates even to verbalize -- Islamization.

Higher birth rates of Muslim populations that have been only imperfectly integrated into European economic and cultural life could pose big problems in the Old World over the next several decades.

For one thing, the trend could boost unemployment." (A Comeback for the Greenback)

Let me translate. The US has a better future than Europe! It's as simple as that!

The dollar will come back because Europe is facing a major economic slowdown with its overvalued euro. Over the weekend, I heard a radio report about European tourists buying like crazy in New York. Some even hinted at buying property here because it was such a good deal!

At some point, the Euro economies will feel the heat of excessive inventories and a drop in tourism. Eventually, countries will react and force a devaluation of the euro.

So don't save your euros. Bet on the US dollar! As I said before, there is a better future here. How do I know? Well, do you see Americans lining up to move to Europe?

The "how did this happen" Democrats?

This is another post about Democrats and Iraq. We continue to see success in Iraq and panic over at the Dems headquarters.

Michael J. Totten has another post from Iraq:

"Nobody was shot last night in Fallujah. No American has been shot anywhere in Fallujah since the 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment rotated into the city two months ago. There have been no rocket or mortar attacks since the summer. Not a single of the 3/5 Marines has even been wounded." (An Edgy Calm in Fallujah)

It wasn't supposed to happen this way. But it did! We can thank US military for a good job. Also, let's thank the good people of Iraq who are now cooperating with us in huge numbers.

The recent success is due to the fact that Iraqis are fed up with Al Qaeda. Also, they are finally confident that we are not leaving them to get slaughtered by the bad guys!

No one is popping champagne but progress is underway!

We support Pres. Sarkozy

According to some newsreports, Paris is burning:

"Young residents of Villiers-le-Bel, a northern Paris suburb, vandalize an abandoned police car during clashes late Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. Rampaging youths threw Molotov cocktails and set fire to cars in a troubled neighborhood outside Paris on Monday, the second night of street violence after two local teens were killed in a crash with a police patrol car." (77 Police Officers Injured in Paris- Rioters Using Shotguns!)

We saw this a couple of years ago!

Go for it Pres. Sarkozy. Restore order and remind these "punks" that we live in a civilized society where you do not attack policemen or burn cars!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What a great Thanksgiving weekend!

It was great Thanksgiving holiday!

My uncle and aunt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. It was great to see cousins and friends.

The Aggies beat Texas! The Longhorns had a great comeback and got within a TD.

Iraq continues to look better and better:

"THE NEWS from Iraq has been so encouraging in recent months that last week even the mainstream media finally sat up and took notice. Can the Democratic Party be far behind?" (Let's hear it for good news from Iraq)

The shoppers went to the malls and shut up the doom and gloom experts:

"Malls and stores were jammed for pre-dawn discounts on everything from TVs to toys on the official start of Christmas shopping as consumers shrugged off worries about rising gas prices and falling home values." (Black Friday Euphoria Boosts Economic Hopes)

There is more good news:

"The nation's retailers had a robust start to the holiday shopping season, according to results announced Saturday by a national research group that tracks sales at retail outlets across the country.

According to ShopperTrak RCT Corp., which tracks sales at more than 50,000 retail outlets, total sales rose 8.3 percent to about $10.3 billion on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, compared with $9.5 billion on the same day a year ago.

ShopperTrak had expected an increase of no more than 4 percent to 5 percent." (Retailers Post Robust Start to Holidays)

It leads a rational person, like our friend Captain Ed, to ask the obvious question: Where is the coverage for the good news? (Bad Economy? Not So Far, Although Good Luck Reading About It)

After all, consumers did a good job of shopping and putting to rest all of the talk about the coming economic depression! The airports and highways were crowded with people travelling and spending money! So much for the coming Great Depression!

Let's save the best for last. Americans are not watching stupid anti-war movies:

"While the public is staying away in droves from “Rendition," “Lions for Lambs" and “In the Valley of Elah," audiences are really avoiding “Redacted," De Palma's picture about US soldiers who rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, then kill her and her family.

The message movie was produced by NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who insisted on deleting grisly images of Iraqi war casualties from the montage at the film's end.

Cuban offered to sell the film back to De Palma at cost, but the director was too smart to go for that deal.

“Redacted" - which “could be the worst movie I've ever seen," said critic Michael Medved -took in just $25,628 in its opening weekend in 15 theaters, which means roughly 3,000 people saw it in the entire country." (DE PALMA IRAQ FLICK BOMBS)

It's really bad when Air America has a larger audience than De Palma's movie!

Moral of the story: Make a stupid movie about US soldiers raping a 14 year old girl and no one will show up.

Most Americans are smart enough to pick up on De Palma's anti-war point. This is not a movie. This is De Palma trying to get through Hollywood what his side can not win on the ballot box!

Want to fill the theatres like the malls? Make a movie that the country wants to watch, such as one that shows how US soldiers have built schools and done great things in Iraq. It's not about propaganda. It's about the truth!

So the malls were full. My uncle & aunt celebrated a wonderful anniversary. And De Palma is going to lose his shirt over a stupid movie!

It was indeed a great weekend! It does not get any better than that!

So what about that dollar and the US economy?

For weeks, the "everything has gone to hell since Gore couldn't win Tennessee" committee has been forecasting the end of the world over the value of the US dollar relative to the euro.

Is all of this "doom and gloom" justified? Not really, unless you are still angry at the 2000 election and must find the negative angle about everything.

Gerard Baker is a reasonable voice from the UK. The Brits had the common sense to keep their pound and not join the euro brigade.

Baker is also responsible for one of the year's best articles. In Oh George, what will we do when you’re gone? he takes the anti-Bushies to task:

"When President Bush goes into the Texas sunset, and especially if he is replaced by an enlightened, world-embracing Democrat, their one excuse, their sole explanation for all human suffering in the world will disappear too. And they may just find that the world is not as simple as they thought it was."

Can you say Clinton and Bosnia '95?

This week, Baker takes on the doom and gloom promoted by those who have to look for every negative angle in everything that is related to Bush.

"The pundits have finally run out of bad news to report from Iraq, where, unmolested by the morbid fascination of misery-seeking reporters, the locals actually seem to be belatedly enjoying the first fruits of their liberation.

So attention has turned again, as it has tended to do from time to time these past 50 years, to the inevitable collapse of the American economy."

I will put my money on Baker. By the way, Baker is right about Iraq. (As Democrats See Security Gains in Iraq, Tone Shifts )

I will bet on Lawrence Kudlow's analysis of our economy. He has been right over and over again:

"And with all these problems, economic growth in 2007 will probably come in around 2.8 percent, a pretty good year." (Three More Years of Goldilocks?)

I will bet that the US economy will be fine. By the way, the "doom and gloom" crowd got jolted some reality this weekend. The malls were full with shoppers! (Black Friday Euphoria Boosts Economic Hopes) How did that happen? Isn't everybody feeling dreadful about everything? The early results suggest an 8% increase over last year rather than the 4% predicted! What happened to the experts? They were wrong again! (Retailers Post Robust Start to Holidays)

Last, but not least, I will bet that Tennessee rejects another Democrat again in 2008!

The "doom and gloom" crowd should enjoy life and get over the 2000 election. They are living in the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. Enjoy it!

The incredible Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf is going around saying that Bush is a Hitler-fascist. She adds that Bush-Cheney have turned the US into some Nazi police state. (Fascist America, in 10 easy steps)

I should add that Naomi is part of a left wing movement totally out of control, from Leftist Brown Shirts Shut Down Horowitz Speech at Emory to The orange jumpsuit mob greets Al Gonzales! They are attacking conservative speakers and rushing the stage to keep people from saying what they don't want to hear!

By the way, Miss Wolf (or is it Ms Wolf) is not a political virgin. She was an adviser to Pres. Clinton's reelection and worked as a consultant to VP Gore's campaign. She is well known for allegedly advising VP Gore to look more "male", a reference to the electoral fact that men vote Republican in overwhelming numbers!

I guess that Naomi was concerned that VP Gore did not come across as an "alpha male" to all of those southern and mountain states' women who don't care for "wimpy" men!

My point is that Naomi is not some civil libertarian who woke up one morning and discovered that Bush is a fascist.

She is a partisan who conveniently overlooked what Pres. Clinton did and finds criticism in everything that Pres. Bush does! (Would Bush Derangement Syndrome diagnosed by Charles Krauthammer apply to this patient?)

Back to Naomi and the police state. What is Naomi putting in her coffee, tea or whatever else she drinks?

Where was Naomi when Pres. Clinton created secret prisons to hold terrorists? (Clinton Created Secret CIA Prisons)

Let me add that I supported Pres. Clinton on this. We have to keep terrorists in check. I'm just disappointed that the anti-Bushies have such short (or selective) memories when they get into "GITMO-mania"!

Where was Naomi when Pres. Clinton signed an executive order saying that FISA did not apply to him? (Clinton Claimed Authority to Order No-Warrant Searches: Does anyone remember that? by Byron York) Bush and Clinton had the same view of FISA but the anti-Bushies don't admit it! They kept their silence in the 1990s and blew their top when it was announced that Bush was authorizing the NSA to listen to the calls!

Again, Pres. Clinton was right. FISA and The War Powers Act were legislative intrusions on executive powers. The Constitution makes the president our commander in chief. We don't need legislative interventions on his responsibilities to defend the nation. Under Article 2, the president has the right, and duty, to listen to what our enemy is saying. Just read about Lincoln, Wilson, FDR and Truman!

Where was Naomi when Pres. Clinton sent troops unilaterally into Haiti or Bosnia? Just asking!

Where was Naomi when Pres. Clinton bombed Iraq because no one at the UN (except for PM Blair of the UK) cared that Saddam Hussein kicked out the inspectors in 1998? Again, I'm just asking and looking for some consistency!

Back in the 1990s, I supported Pres. Clinton on Bosnia and bombing Iraq. He had good reasons to do it. Again, I'm just a bit surprised that Naomi did not accuse Pres. Clinton of an unilateral foreign policy and not checking with our allies! Pres. Clinton did not check with our allies. Sometimes, you can't and defend your interests! Sometimes, the allies are not serious as Hillary Clinton told the anti-war protesters in March '03 days before the start of the Iraq War!

I guess that Naomi took a very partisan nap through the 1990s!

Frankly, where was Naomi when Pres. Clinton used our military without going to Congress?

Pres. Bush, like his father in 1990, went to Congress in Oct' 02 and got a resolution that was strongly supported by the likes of John Edwards and Hillary Clinton!

Last, but not least, where was feminist Naomi when Pres. Clinton used public resources to destroy Monica Lewsinski for saying that she had "whatever the two had" in the Oval Office? What would have happened to Monica if she had not saved her "blue dress"?

Again, Naomi slept through the 90s!

Back to the very partisan Naomi Wolf.

She gets to go from station to station to sell a book.

To my knowledge, she has not been detained and thrown in jail without a trial. On the contrary, Naomi is making money and getting to speak everywhere without any intervention by "Bush's secret police".

At some point, responsible liberals need to stand up and put down people like Naomi Wolf.

Yes, we can disagree. Making a connection between Hitler fascism, and any US president, is so insane that it makes me sick.

We are not losing our freedoms. In fact, it is people like David Horowitz and former AG Gonzalez who are losing their freedoms when leftist mobs rush the stage and do not allow them to speak.

Where is Naomi on those fascist tactics?

Naomi Wolf has not lost her freedom to write a book, go on TV and call Bush a Hitler! Again, her book has not been banned by evil Bush.

What a country! What a police state! (We're Becoming A Fascist Society? How Ridiculous)

For more, see Is Bush Hitler? I don't think so By Alex Beam:

"Just for context: Forget any debate about America resembling the Germany of 1934 or 1939. No one challenged Hitler's claim to power in Germany until the Red Army rolled into Berlin in 1945. Hitler sponsored an "election" in 1936 - the quote marks belong to historian Ian Kershaw - and received 99 percent of the vote.

How offensive, how ignorant is this?"

It is very offensive and ignorant, indeed! It is also very irritating for those of us who actually know what a real police state is.

Just ask Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet! He is sitting in one of Castro's prisons today not far from GITMO! (A real hero in Castro's prisons!) It's funny how Naomi talks about GITMO and Pinochet but does not say a word about Castro. Do I need to say anything about where Naomi is coming from?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thanksgiving humor: Hillary and the turkey

Hillary's "victim hood" has apparently spread to the turkeys! Check this out and see if it sounds familiar! By the way, here is your Hillary video from March '03 when she defended the war before an anti-war Code Pink Ladies. Listen to Hillary Clinton defend her Iraq War vote and criticize the UN for not being serious about dealing with hard problems! Listen to Hillary in 2007 vs. 2002!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Go Texas A&M Aggies! Beat Texas!

Our blog takes another day off today. This is like a holiday in Aggie-land. Today, the Aggies play the Longhorns and that's all that matters.

Go Aggies!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The 10-1 Cowboys proved me wrong and that's great!

As for the Cowboys, I predicted 8-8 or 9-7.

So far, the 'boys (as they call them in Dallas) are 10-1 and could finish with 12 or 13 or even 14 wins. Today, it was Dallas over the NY Jets!

The main reason for the 2007 success is Tony Romo and the amazing T. Owens.

The "9 to 81" play is working every time!

So go Cowboys! Keep winning!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and family

This is a family day. Enjoy it and we will get back into blogging later! (No Christmas music yet, please!)

By the way, see If Only the Pilgrims Had Been Italian By Thomas J. Craughwell! To say the least, our food would be a little different!

Despite the daily dose of "doom and gloom" from a media obsessed with the negative angle in everything, most Americans are actually happy and have something to be thankful for. (86% Say They Have A Lot to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

On Thanksgiving, we say thanks for the great work of UK soldiers in Iraq!

Over the last few years, my blog has recognized the wonderful and heroic work of the US armed forces. After all, where would we be without the young men and women who volunteer to wear the uniform of US armed forces?

Michael Yon continues his series of posts from Iraq. Let me recommend the latest "Men of Valor: Part I of about VIII".

In this post, Yon salutes the British soldiers who are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are doing a great job. The UK is the second largest contributor to this war.

It's Thanksgiving and we say thanks for allies like the UK.

The Clinton's Thanksgiving dinner

We wish Mr. & Mrs. Clinton a Happy Thanksgiving Dinner.

However, we are confident that Bill & Hillary will not be talking about free trade, drivers licenses in NY, or the unreleased documents at the Clinton Library.

Bill and Hillary Clinton are growing further and further apart with respect to their politics. He moved to the center because he understood that the US does not elect liberals to the presidency. Bill Clinton also had Ross Perot to take middle class votes from the Repblicans! She is moving to the left in a hurry because the primary process is dominated by the same liberals that her husband threw overboard to win reelection in '96!

There is a lot more:

"She has vowed to scrap the "don't ask, don't tell" rules her husband put in place allowing gays to serve in the military but only if they do not admit to being gay.

She has called for repealing part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which tried to limit the spread of same-sex marriage and which her husband signed, albeit reluctantly.

And she disagreed with her husband's statement that there should be a presidential exception to a torture ban in case of imminent terrorist threat." (A Clinton Distancing Act)

My guess is that the Clintons will not talk politics on Thanksgiving. Hillary Clinton is running against Bill Clinton's domestic legacy!

Prof. VD Hanson and Europe

Something funny is happening in Europe. See Iraq’s Savage Ironies:

"The war in Iraq — as all wars — is fraught with savage ironies.

In the build-up to the invasion, anti-Americanism in Europe reached a near frenzy.

It was whipped up by French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, and evoked warnings of an eternal split in the Atlantic Alliance.

If Iraq had proved a catalyst for this expression of near hatred — fueled by long-standing angers and envies — it soon, however, proved to be a catharsis as well.

Both leaders overplayed their hands when the U.S. had already begun downsizing its NATO deployments in Germany.

Elsewhere, Europeans started to have second thoughts about alienating America at a time of rising Russian belligerency, and suffered from increased worry over radical Islamic terrorists, at home and abroad.

The result is that their successors, Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, are staunchly pro-American in ways their previous governments were not, even well before the Iraq War.

And given the increased jihadist threats to Europe, worries about Iran, and the consistency of the U.S. effort in Iraq and Afghanistan, these governments may well have learned — in a way they did not anticipate in 2003 — that there really is no other ally like a steadfast United States, in these unstable times."

That's right! At times like these, it pays to sit under the US nuclear, or military, umbrella.

The "20%" Democrat Congress!

Let me say it again. Pres. GW Bush is the luckiest guy in the planet. Why? Because his enemies are Dems, specially the modern breed of Dems so closely associated with the angry left!

Check out the latest Gallup:

"....20% of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, while 69% disapprove....

By historical standards, the current 20% approval rating is among the lowest Gallup has ever recorded. In fact, in the 173 times since 1974 that Gallup has asked Americans to rate the job Congress is doing, Congress' approval rating has been at or below 20% only four times....

Republicans and Democrats do not differ much in their ratings of Congress at this time. Just 26% of Democrats say they approve of the job Congress is doing, while 20% of Republicans approve. Independents' approval rating is lower still, at 14%."

How did we get here? Let me give you a few reasons:

First, the anti-war base is mad because Pelosi-Reid lied to them about Iraq. Frankly, the Dems never had a plan to do anything about Iraq. They simply exploited the war difficulties and got a bunch of people to vote for them. Today, these people are not happy. Check out Code Pink Ladies!

Second, Pelosi and Reid are incapable of putting together a legislative package that even Dems will approve. The Dems can't agree on immigration or anything else! They can't blame Republicans anymore! This is their show now and the free ride is over!

Third, Pelosi and Reid can not control the wacko elements that want Bush's head in a platter. Most Americans like Bush as a person. They may disagree with his policies but do not want to see him impeached or hung from a tree.

Most Americans do not believe that Bush knew of 9-11 in advance. Yet, (35%) of Democrats believe he did know!

Are some of these guys wacko or are they insane? Yes and yes because they are modern Dems! During their "out of power" days, the Dems used these wackos to make noise and raise funds. Today, the wackos are standing next to Pelosi-Reid and cashing their chips. Pelosi-Reid can not hide them anymore. They are on stage with Pelosi-Reid!

Overall, this Dem Congress is seen as a huge failure because it can't come together on anything. They should have approached Bush, meet him halfway and pass some bills. They didn't and Bush is having his way with vetoes!

Surprised? No at all!

Memo to Dems: This is what happens when you vote for people who read polls and tell you what you want to hear!

Spain, the trial and terrorism

We remember Madrid 2004. Many of us woke up to the terrible news that 200 people had been killed in a terrorist attack.

The objective of the attack was simple. Blame everything on Iraq. Get Spain to pull its troops out.

It worked. The left won because the public panicked. New PM Rod-Zapatero pulled the troops out.

Unfortunately, the terrorists have not left Spain alone. They won't either after Bush comes home to Texas in about 13 months!

They continue to find plots. I guess that the terrorists had more ambitious plans than to get Spanish troops out of Iraq.

Kenneth Anderson is a member of the Hoover Institution task force on international security and law, and a professor at American University, Washington College of Law. Today, he reviews the recent trial of terrorists in Spain:

"The results are not promising--not with respect to punishing terrorism, let alone deterring or preventing it.

Spanish prosecutors were able to secure only three murder verdicts among the 28 defendants, many of whom, although not the actual bombers, were plainly implicated in planning and carrying out the attack.

And the Spanish criminal justice system is far more accommodating to prosecutors than the American system.

Given the overwhelming nature of the evidence available to objective observers as to the involvement of many of the accused, the failure to secure justice once again raises serious doubts about the adequacy of ordinary criminal trials for dealing with jihadist terrorists, whether in the United States or in Europe." (The Failed Madrid Verdicts: Why counterterrorism trials won't work in ordinary courts)

Of course, everyone is sensitive about civil rights and due process. Yet, Madrid reminds us that this is new territory for democratic nations:

"The Elcano Royal Institute's Reinares remarked, more accurately, that Spanish courts would have to change their rules of evidence if the country was to defeat Islamic terrorism, because jihadist terrorism "leaves a different kind of footprint" that conventional criminal justice cannot adequately process."

It does indeed. This is new territory.

This is why Pres. Bush is right in handling these terrorists in military courts or GITMO.

After all, we are not capturing poets and songwriters in the battlefield.

We are not talking about political dissidents, like Dr. Biscet in Castro's prisons not too far from GITMO.

We are not talking about people who wrote bad checks or stole lingerie in a retail store.

We are talking about the world's deadliest killers. They are committed to the destruction of the West. They want to kill all of us, including people like PM Rod-Zapatero who hate Pres. Bush.




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