Urbin Report

Friday, December 31, 2004

And Now For Something Completely Different

Dr. John Ray has a new blog that features the depraved rantings of Marx and Engels in their own words.

Check it out.

Blue State Goggles

Jane Galt points out that the New York Times has warped perspective of the world.

The MSM struggle for Relevance...

Providing a safer working environment for criminals

That is the goal of Diane Feinstein, Ted Kennedy and Sarah Brady.
It's working out well. Here is a case were criminals target places labeled "gun free zones", or as they should be known, state-mandated victim zones - places where you can be sure only the criminals are armed.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

More examples of Liberal Hate Speech

Jeff Jacoby, the Boston Globe's token conservative has his year end wrap up.
Here are some highlights:

Former Vice President Al Gore referred to GOP activists as "brown shirts." Newsday columnist Hugh Pearson likened the Republican National Convention to the "Nazi rallies held in Germany during the reign of Adolf Hitler." Linda Ronstadt said that the Republican victory on Election Day meant "we've got a new bunch of Hitlers." Chuck Turner, a Boston city councilor, smeared National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice as "a tool of white leaders," like "a Jewish person working for Hitler."

It has increasingly become a habit of leftist argumentation to simply dismiss conservative ideas as evil or noxious rather than rebut them with facts and evidence.

That is why there was no uproar when Cameron Diaz declared that rape might be legalized if women didn't turn out to vote for John Kerry. Or when Walter Cronkite told Larry King that the videotape of Osama bin Laden that surfaced just before the election was "probably set up" by Karl Rove.

Fantasies of murder likewise animated British pundit Charlie Brooker, who ended his Oct. 24 column in the Guardian with a plea for Bush's death: "John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. -- where are you now that we need you?"

Movie news

Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, a conservative favorite, took in triple the revenue of Michael Moore's crockumentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Welcome To The Ribbon Of Shame

The 23rd Congressional District in California tightly follows the coastline in a effort to include Democrats without including Republicans.

(Hat Tip to Dr. Ray)

Super Mrs. Claus?

So say the TechieVampire...

Does Ann Coulter Know About This?

Leslie Bates asks this question as he points out:

"Unfortunately, on average, everyday 50 Iranian girls and boys convert secretly to Christian denominations in our country."

-- Hasan Mohammadi, Employee of the Ministry of Education, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Read about how Christianity is spreading in Mullahland.

The so-called recount in Washington State

Pull on Superman's Cape has a lot to say about it.

Rumsfeld in Iraq

SecDef Rumsfeld made trip to Iraq and met with the troops and answered their questions.
More details at Protein Wisdom and Instapundit.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

democrat delusions...

Captain Ed has a damn good summary:

Democrats continue to console themselves by murmuring that a switch of 100,000 votes here and there would have resulted in a Democratic sweep. Fifteen years ago, they never had to make excuses for losing, and now they have to make them every day. The push to promote Howard Dean as party chairman only shows how obstinately and deliberately clueless they remain. Four more years of this and the Democrats my have to compete with the Greens for major-party status.

This part of a larger article on democrats switching parties. Read the whole thing.

This is Harsh!

Far left extremist Kos jumps on the blame Kerry bandwagon with both feat!

But what makes me angry was Kerry and his gang's inability to take advantage of the situation. I may regret saying this later, but fuck it -- they should be lined up and shot. There's no reason they should've lost to this joker. "I voted for the $87 billion, then I voted against it." That wasn't nuance. That was idiocy. And with a primary campaign that consisted entirely of "I'm the most electable", Kerry entered the general without a core philosophy or articulated vision for the job.

A Kerry presidency would've been an unmitigated disaster

Kos then advises the democrats to try and win back the American public by LYING! (hey, why change horses in midstream?)
The Democrats need to offer an alternative agenda over the next four years. It won't be enacted, so they can shoot for the moon. The hell with good policy, make proposals that sound great. The GOP used flag burning and gay marriage to rally their side. We can find equivalents. Don't worry about them becoming law

In support of Christmas

Charles Krauthammer has a good article on the subject. Here are some highlights:

The attempts to de-Christianize Christmas are as absurd as they are relentless. The United States today is the most tolerant and diverse society in history. It celebrates all faiths with an open heart and open-mindedness that, compared to even the most advanced countries in Europe, are unique.

Yet more than 80 percent of Americans are Christian and probably 95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. Christmas Day is an official federal holiday, the only day of the entire year when, for example, the Smithsonian museums are closed. Are we to pretend that Christmas is nothing but an orgy of commerce in celebration of ... what? The winter solstice?
Some Americans get angry at parents who want to ban carols because they tremble that their kids might feel "different'' and "uncomfortable'' should they, God forbid, hear Christian music sung at their school. I feel pity. What kind of fragile religious identity have they bequeathed their children that it should be threatened by exposure to carols?

I'm struck by the fact that you almost never find Orthodox Jews complaining about a Christmas creche in the public square. That is because their children, steeped in the richness of their own religious tradition, know who they are and are not threatened by Christians celebrating their religion in public. They are enlarged by it.
America transcended the idea of mere toleration in 1790 in Washington's letter to the Newport synagogue, one of the lesser known glories of the Founding: "It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights.''

More than two centuries later, it is time that members of religious (and anti-religious) minorities, as full citizens of this miraculous republic, transcend something too: petty defensiveness.

Merry Christmas. To all.

Monday, December 20, 2004

ACLU Homelan Holiday Advisor System

HT to Oh, That Liberal Media.

Taking Moyer to task.

Rightwing Sparkle does a damn good job.
Her are some money quotes:

It floored me that Bill Moyers was doing EXACTLY what he was accusing Fox News of doing, distorting the story to make it look a certain way. So I made popcorn and settled in for "Night of the Living Dead Democrats."

During Moyer's soft reasonable sounding rant of the "fair and balanced" Fox New's" panel, he shows clips of Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes, but never mentions liberals on the panel like Juan Williams, Mara Liasson, and Cissy (whose last name I can't remember, someone give it to me please and I'll put it in) or moderates like Mort Kondrake (although Kondrake is a democrat). He also tried to paint O'Reilly as some kind of anchor as well, but no mention of Susan Estrich or Gret Van Susteren or Linda Vester.

Moyers 2nd supposed lie put out by the rightwing was that Saddam was somehow connected to 9-11. He had no clips to show because that, of course, was never said nor implied by Fox News or Bush for that matter. Moyers proves it though by saying that 41% of those surveyed thought Saddam had something to do with 9-11. I hate to break it to Moyers, but 41% of the American people can't tell you where Poland is or who is the Sec. of State. Not because they are ignorant, but because they just don't care.

She ends the piece with a brillant summary:
Bill Moyers ended his career condemning the very thing he was doing, distorting a story to spin it in such a way to make a certain thing or person look bad and pretending to present it in a fair way.

By way of a left-leaning Libertarian friend:
Actual quotes from prominent PETA leaders.

My ideal is "a return to the garden of Eden where even the animals are
vegetarian." -- Andrea Reed, Louisville Fund for Animals Lexington Herald, 1990)

The smallest form of life, even an ant or a clam, is equal to a human being. -- Ingrid Newkirk, PETA

Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses. -- Ingrid Newkirk (PETA) Washington Post, Nov 13, 1983)

We feel animals have the same rights as a retarded human child. -- Alex Pacheco (PETA) New York Times, Jan 14, 1989)

On leather jackets: That's the next step. You have to take one step at a time. It was easier to start with fur. -- Dan Matthews, Director of Fur Campaign, PETA Detroit News, August 13, 1989)

Never buy wool again. Choose only cotton, synthetics and other non-animal fibers. The sheep are embarrassed when they are shorn, sometimes they are nicked during the process, and they get cold afterward. -- PETA News, August 13, 1989)

Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are "acceptable crimes" when used for the animals' cause. -- Alex Pacheco (PETA) Charleston, W. VA Gazette-Mail, Jan 15, 1989)

There's more. Check it out.

More hypocrisy from the left.

Via Drudge:

NBC's comedy depiction of talkradio king Rush Limbaugh passed-out in vomit from drug abuse ignited backstage outrage at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

The animated sketch left one senior production source stunned and outraged, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

"Would we have done this to [John] Belushi? [Chris] Farley?" the source said on Sunday from New York.

The source asked not to be identified fearing retribution from SNL's executive producer Lorne Michaels.

"We've had more fu**ing drug addicts on this show through the years... more tragedy. I have lost count. Did we ever have some laughs about Robert Downey Jr.'s serious drug addiction?"

Sunday, December 19, 2004

PBS has a high road?

Powerline points out that Bill Moyers was not the paragon of virtue he claimed to be:

Moyers first appeared on the public stage as a hatchet man for Lyndon Johnson, one of the least scrupulous of our modern presidents. Disguised as a mild-mannered "high road" kind of guy, Moyes continued to be a hatchet man throughout his decades at PBS. It is fitting that he went out last night with the notorious character assassin David Brock as his mouthpiece.

Read them. It's pretty straightforward.

Waiting for SNL to be funny...

It's 12:22 and so far it's mostly a collection of whiny Sore Losermanism.

Ok, the Prince Christmas Special was ok, but that pretty much it.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Damn Skippy!

The Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel has issued a memorandum that states:

The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias.

HT to Mr. Reynolds

A step in the right direction

Leslie Bates points out that Cuban President Fidel Castro's granddaughter, who fled to America in 1993, has become an U.S. citizen.

It seems the hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds...

For example, the ACLU doesn't practice what it preaches:

The American Civil Liberties Union is using sophisticated technology to collect a wide variety of information about its members and donors in a fund-raising effort that has ignited a bitter debate over its leaders' commitment to privacy rights.

Some board members say the extensive data collection makes a mockery of the organization's frequent criticism of banks, corporations and government agencies for their practice of accumulating data on people for marketing and other purposes. . . .

HT to Mr. Reynolds.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Fisking Streisand

Hog on Ice answer's Bab's questions, including:

“Babs wants to know: Remember back during the 2000 election when RNC employees posed as ‘irate local citizens’ and stormed polling places in Florida in order to squelch the recount process.”

No, Babs, but we do remember when journalists stormed a room where Democrat imagineers were recounting votes and refused to let the press in, and we remember how the “conservative” press claimed the journalists were Republican protesters.


Rich Tafel points out the following in the National Review:

The one statistic confounding pundits in this election is the number of gays who voted for George W. Bush. Polls show that the president received anywhere from 1.5 million to 2 million gay votes, up from 1 million votes in 2000 and double the number of gay votes for Bob Dole in 1996. This dramatic increase comes despite the fact that no gay organization endorsed him, no gay journalist editorialized on his behalf, and no gay leader supported him.

The post-election conventional wisdom fueled by gay leaders and the media is that President Bush won because he gay bashed. This notion serves all of their purposes: Gays can maintain their image of themselves as hated victims and liberal sections of the media can salve their wounds by admitting that because of their own tolerance they failed to appeal to America's intolerance.

Another perspective is that gay voters, like most swing voters, knew both candidates were saying things to get elected. The Kerry campaign thought that by opposing gay marriage, praising anti-gay-marriage initiatives, not showing up to vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment, speaking against a judge's pro-gay ruling in his home state, and making sure every American knew that the Republicans had a lesbian in their family, social conservative voters would be fooled.

No one was. Social conservatives aren't the yahoos the Kerry campaign took them for. Senator Kerry became a cartoon of what the Left thinks of the Right. His team believed that by gay-bashing, church-going, and geese-shooting, Kerry could make conservative voters believe he was one of them. It didn't work.

Here is the money quote:
Here was the crux of the election: No one, neither his supporters nor the swing voters, believed that Senator Kerry said what he believed or believed what he said. That's the moral issue that sank his campaign. Enough swing voters didn't trust Kerry no matter what they perceived his real beliefs to be.

In contrast, President Bush summed up his position this way: "You may not always agree with me, but you know where I stand." In an age of spin, that statement at the Republican Convention probably made the biggest difference in electing George Bush president.

Read the whole thing.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Volokh points out the consistant lie of gun grabbers.

Here are some highlights. Read the whole thing.

"No-one Is Trying To Take Away Your Guns":

I've often heard that line from gun control advocates, who are trying to pooh-pooh people's concerns that some seemingly modest gun controls are just the prelude to much broader gun bans. Well, here's what the AP reports reports:

San Francisco supervisors want voters to approve a sweeping handgun ban that would prohibit almost everyone except law enforcement officers, security guards and military members from possessing firearms [I assume they just mean handguns -EV] in the city.

The measure, which will appear on the municipal ballot next year, would bar residents from keeping guns in their homes or businesses . . . .

Under the language of the measure, the ban would not apply police officers, security guards, members of the military, and anyone else "actually employed and engaged in protecting and preserving property or life within the scope of his or her employment." . . .

So in Washington, D.C., handguns are generally banned, and people may not even keep rifles or shotguns loaded and ready for self-defense. In Chicago, handguns are generally banned. San Francisco is trying to do the same. And no-one is trying to take people's guns?

Of course, some might argue to pro-gun-rights people living in (say) Texas or Florida or Virginia, "no-one is trying to take your guns — only those of people in more pro-gun-control places, like San Francisco." That, though, presupposes that gun rights activists are only interested in their own rights. Why should anyone assume that?

I take it that abortion rights activists in California wouldn't be persuaded by anti-abortion activists' arguments that "Oh, don't worry, we won't ban abortions in California, since obviously we wouldn't have the votes; we're just trying to ban them in Texas." Presumably the abortion rights activists would say that they care about what they see as the fundamental rights of people all over the country. Likewise, I would think, with gun rights activists.

Luskin fisks Kinsley

...and he fisks well.

Today in history.

Two important battles occured on this day.

Powerline has the details on the start of the Battle of the Bulge.

Sixty years ago today three German armies totaling a half million men caught advancing U.S. forces in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg by surprise and initiated the events that resulted in the Battle of the Bulge.

Thanks to the unbelievable endurance, bravery and sacrifice of the American forces who slowed the German advance sufficiently for General Patton to bring the Third Army to bear, the Battle of the Bulge was Hitler's last gasp.

Kim du Toit reminds us of The Battle That Turned The River Into Blood

It's a workable theory...

From the Grand Lake Marquee fotolog comments section:

It was not so much a vote FOR bush, but a vote AGAIST the likes of michael moore, tourette`s syndrom afflicted teresa kerry , the hollywood crowd, bruce springsteen, george soros and moveon.org and the rest of the looney bin

The truth behind the Kyoto Sham

James K. Glassman has the story:

Europe is not meeting its targets, and, anyway, the rise in CO2 emissions is steepest, not in the United States and Germany, but in China and India, with booming coal-based economies. And China and India, like more than 100 other developing nations, are exempt from Kyoto's strictures.
Economic studies show that, to achieve even minuscule temperature reductions, economic growth in the United States would have to fall to stagnation levels. Imagine the impact on the rest of the world of such a decline.

...Russia has no obligation at all to make emissions cuts in the next few years. (Instead, Russia will collect money from Europeans by "trading" rights to emit.)

Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The liberal paradox

Percy Dovetonsils asks the following damn good question about the far left:

Seriously - do these guys ever realize the paradox of fighting for the working man while holding the working man in utter contempt?

Talk of suppression of free speech...

As Mr. Muir points out, it's coming from the left...

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

...and democrats are always calling Redstaters dumb...

Powerline points out that a democrat Elector from Minnesota couldn't even cast his vote for Kerry properly.

Denial isn't just a river in Egypt...

The Captain points out that the current democrat plan is to act like they haven't been loosing elections left and right.

A call for violence from the left

From Ipse Dixit:

Dr. John McTigue, a professor in the UofL Sociology Dept. from which I received my B.S. made some rather intemperate comments to a class last month in the wake of the election:

"It was the religious zealots who say they are voting on morals. I think we should all buy AK47's and shoot them all! That's what I would suggest, if it were allowed."

Read the rest...

More on the liberal bias in the media

As much as they deny it, Chris Weinkopf lists their sins:

Fake National Guard documents. Missing explosives. The draft. During the 2004 campaign, no story that made the President look bad was too petty, too contrived, or too false to command the attention of the establishment media.

Yet there was a key, last-minute development that reflected none too kindly on John Kerry. And it aroused almost no press attention whatsoever.

In the video he released just before the election, Osama bin Laden was rather clear about which candidate he wanted to lead the free world. It sure wasn't George W. Bush, whom he savaged personally and at great length. According to some experts, OBL even threatened red states with attacks should they back the President.

But the establishment media that swooned over the warnings of Michael Moore, and celebrated Bruce Springsteen's endorsement of Kerry, did its utmost to ignore these warnings and deny this endorsement by the world's premier terrorist. It was almost as though ABC's Mark Halperin--author of the infamous we-don't-need-to-be-objective-because-Bush-is-a-bigger-liar-than-Kerry memo--issued another advisory, this one directed to all the Fourth Estate: If anyone asks, Osama has no preference in this race. He's an "undecided."

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was one of many journalists who seemed to get that memo. "There is...a new Osama bin Laden videotape," Olbermann told viewers. "And in it, he does not apparently take sides in the Presidential election."

Read the whole thing.

Monday, December 13, 2004

A Challenge to the left

Rightwing News puts a shot across the liberal's bow:

For the last three election cycles, the Democrats have lost because they're too liberal and too out of touch with most Americans. In 2000, they decided that Al Gore was robbed and didn't he get the most overall votes? So there was no need to change. Then in 2002, a year in which the party not in the White House usually makes significant gains, the Democrats again went backwards. Well, that was chalked up to bad luck, bad candidates, you name it. Well, Bush defeated Kerry again in 2004 and now the margin in the Senate is 55-44-1, the House is locked in for the GOP until 2010 at a minimum, and the GOP holds a majority of governorships. But, what are we hearing? "Well, Kerry didn't lose all that badly," "they probably rigged the vote," "we've just got to learn to frame the issues better"....that's all hogwash.

The reality is that liberalism is pure political poison and if people like Michael Moore and MoveOn don't believe that, I'd encourage them to back candidates who'll run on it. Personally, I'm tired of Democrats like John Kerry who run as hawkish, religious, tax-cutting, shotgun waving moderates, then govern as liberals and then hope they can get judges in place to install the agenda they can't ever get the American people to vote for.

Run on reparations, Affirmative Action, socialized medicine, abortion on demand, higher taxes, signing up for Kyoto and the International Criminal Court, taking orders from the UN, getting rid of the missile shield, overturning the Patriot Act, unlimited illegal immigration, banning animal testing, gun control, pulling out of Iraq, gay marriage, persecuting the Boy Scouts and all the other ideas that get taken seriously by liberals. Don't pretend to be a conservative when election time rolls around and see what happens.

You see, the Democratic Party isn't losing because Karl Rove is a genius, fraud, "framing" of issues, or anything else except the fact that they're TOO LIBERAL. That's why Al Gore lost, why John Kerry lost, why the Dems have lost the South, and why the GOP is dominating the House & Governorships.

Run a candidate for President who'll admit he's a liberal and run on a liberal agenda, Dems. I dare you, because that candidate will be buried so fast and so deep, that we'll put this issue to rest once and for all. Then the Democrats can go ahead and ** cross your fingers ** marginalize the left & truly move back towards the center which would be good for the country..

Helen Thomas' Holiday Wish list

From the actually sprained mind of Jeff Goldstein:

A liberal view of diversity

Sunday, December 12, 2004

The Twelve Days of Iraqristmas

Found on Ambotchka:

On the _____ day of Iraqristmas, my Imam gave to me:
...the keys to a VBIED
...two foreign fighters
...three RPGs
...four new wives
...five golden Mosques
...six hostile sermons
...seven threatening flyers
...eight rusty AKs
...nine flaming fatwas
...ten pounds of C-4
...eleven men with small arms
...and twelve billion dinar!!!

She's a Lt. serving in Iraq.

This isn't on the front page of the Boston Globe...

...but it damn well should be.

Via the Mudville Gazette:

FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. Marines have almost completely cleared this former insurgent stronghold of insurgents and weapons, setting the stage for the return of the civilian population before next month's elections, a senior commander said yesterday.

Lt. Gen. John Sattler, who commands the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said that 97% of Fallujah's more than 20,000 buildings "have been swept for the third and hopefully, final time."

"We've removed all the ordnance, it's free of any insurgents and any improvised explosive devices or booby traps that might have been left behind," Sattler said.

U.S. and Iraqi forces in November recaptured this city 40 miles west of Baghdad from the hands of guerrillas who had used it as a base to launch attacks across Iraq.

There is a lot of truth in this one...

Friday, December 10, 2004

The horrors of prison life brought to life

The Martha Stewart Chronicles, day 64...

George Soros makes his bid for power.

Moveon.org, funded primarly by far left extremist George Soros, has announced that it now owns the democrat Party.

Powerline points out: I like it. It's the first glimmer of respect for property rights we've seen from the Dems in a long time.

CD Harris chimes in: Notwithstanding the amusement value of watching the quasi-Socialist hard left-wing forcefully insisting upon property rights, we, of course, wish them the best of luck pressing their case.

Frontpage Mag goes into the details.

Even the LA Times understands the problems with the UN!

Via Mr. Reynolds, comes this column in the LA Times:

Imagine if U.S. troops were accused of sexually exploiting children in impoverished nations. Imagine if a U.S. Cabinet secretary were accused of groping a female subordinate, whose complaint was then swatted aside by the president. Imagine if the head of a U.S. government agency and the president's own offspring stood accused of complicity in the biggest embezzlement racket in history.

Those would be pretty big stories, no? Above-the-fold, top-of-the-newscast stories. Yet the United Nations has been mired in all these scandals and until just recently hardly anybody outside the right-wing blogosphere has noticed. . . .

The U.N.'s friends are doing their favorite international institution no favors with this knee-jerk defense. Until it cleans up its act, the U.N. can never be as influential as its boosters would like. Even Annan recognizes this.

Read the whole thing...

democrats are not about Democracy...

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Some lefties get it...

...as Right Wing Sparkle points out. Here is some comments by John Steward and her responses:

"When you're on the losing side, the first thing to do is consider the concession and conciliation speech -- and then blame systematic voter fraud. First you reach out, then you put on your tinfoil hat, talk to the black helicopters and try not to swallow the fact that more people agreed with the other guy."

He is making the obvious point that many lefties just can't get their mind wrapped around the fact that more people voted for Bush.

"The electoral map looks almost exactly as it did in 2000, and yet you would imagine, from the expert post-election media "analysis," that there was some cataclysmic shift, that somewhere out of the ground in Idaho and Montana a mass of survivalist fundamentalist End of Days Christians appeared from Middle-Earth to vote."

This is so true. The media wanted to make this out to be some sort of Christian revolution, when in fact the same ole church goers voted as they did in 2000. And they didn't come from middle earth or their heavily stocked bomb shelter beneath their house.

"So the one truism that emerges from all of this is that there continues to be zero accountability in the press. There is not a profession in the world where you can be that wrong, that consistently, and still continue to practice your job with greater job security than before."

Amen brother.

Of course, Al Franken doesn't get it at all...

Humor break...

An elderly gentleman of 83 arrived in Paris by plane.

At the French customs desk, the man took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry-on bag.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked, sarcastically.

Whiting admitted he had been to France previously.

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports on arrival in France!"

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained. "Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to."

Good insight on HRC

Peggy Noonan has a column on HRC. Here is a hightlight:

If Mrs. Clinton is such a big Democratic star, why didn't her colleagues consider her for majority leader, instead of the less impressive and sophisticated Harry Reid?

She doesn't want it. She doesn't want to lead the Democratic senators. She wants to lead the Hillary for President effort. She wants her independence. She will in fact demonstrate some of that independence down the road by opposing the Democratic Conference when it is insufficiently tough, pragmatic and moderate on some key issues of her concern. Nothing will more underscore her reputation for moderation, and she has nothing to lose, as she doesn't care what the other senators think of her. She thinks they're the guys in the background in the photo-op. Similarly she will take no serious part in telling her party how to turn itself around. She will keep her wisdom to herself.

Not the type of Elf you want to see this holiday season.

Michelle Malkin has a good roundup of the eco-terrorists at ELF.

liberals love the race card

Ann Coulter points out their latest series of racial attacks.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

More proof that liberals are are really bad at history..

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas does the typical leftist shuffle and compares Iraq to Vietnam, but like most liberals gets it wrong.

Now the democrats are finally coming to their senses.

As the nice man at Instapundit points out:
The democratic Leadership Council is calling for Kofi Annan's Resignation

But mismanagement, corruption, and manipulation of the program by Saddam Hussein allowed his regime to amass at least $21 billion outside of the United Nations' control, with the great bulk of that sum -- $17.3 billion -- pilfered between 1997 and 2003 on the secretary general's watch. In effect, the United Nations colluded in Saddam's successful evasion of U.N. sanctions. The most damning charge so far -- that a former chief of the oil-for-food program, Benon Sevan, accepted bribes from Saddam's regime -- was made in October by former U.N. weapons inspector Charles A. Duelfer, who led a Senate investigation into the scandal. The program is now the subject of at least four congressional investigations, three U.S. federal investigations and the U.N.-appointed commission of inquiry led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. . . .

The sooner the United Nations can get past this matter, the sooner it can get back to the important business of making itself an effective instrument for collective security against terrorism, failed states, and acts of genocide, a goal that Annan has strongly supported. The secretary general should place this critical mission ahead of his personal interests, and step aside. Given his own lack of credibility on the oil-for-food program, this step is the price Annan must pay to help restore the U.N.'s credibility, and to salvage his legacy as secretary general.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Michelle Malkin has a good entry on remembering this day.

Sharing Christmas Cheer

Some enterprising person set up a site to allow people to send personalized Christmas cards.
It's $4.95, but even if you don't want to send Moore a Christmas card with a happy dancing elephant on it, stop by just to see it dance!

Monday, December 06, 2004

Don't tell the ACLU!

Cub Scouts (Pack 1190) sent care packages to Jewish soliders in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait celebrate Hanukkah. The Pack is sponsored by Congregation Emanu El.

Another liberal author who gets it wrong.

Steven Malanga points out that the liberal political commentator Thomas Frank's book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" is not only flat out wrong it's assumptions, his basic facts are wrong as well.

"It is ironic that a Republican President has an Administration that is more inclusive and more diverse than a so-called liberal-media-elite network" - Tavis Smiley, former NPR host, speaking about NPR.
HT to Andrew Sullivan

The biggest scandel on the planet

Dollar wise, it's the single largest corruption scandel and the MSM is giving it a pass.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Liberal hypocrisy still on the roll

Aubrey points out:

Damn hippies just posted an article in which Pat Sajak reprimands Hollywood for doing nothing despite the brutal slaying of a renowed director, Theo van Gogh, who was killed on the 2nd by a Muslim extremist for criticizing the treatment of women in Islamic society. Sajak implies if it were an anti-abortion activists, Hollywood wouldn't shut up for months.

There is more. Read it.

What are they teaching in college these days?

The Oriental Reneck points out the following:

At Protein Wisdom, you can see the value of a Northwestern University education, where a student researching a paper on Jon Stweart (yeah, I can't believe it either) accuses a guy named Goldstein of anti-Semitism.

I have to fess up, one my kids is at Northwestern. He's there for Gradual School though.

A poem

Scout's Honor

When I was a boy, yep, I was a Scout,
And whole time I was, no Scoutmasters came out.
Nope, they stayed in the closet, if any were there,
And no parents protested our Scout meeting prayer.
We believed in our creed, truly honored our oath,
Our duty to God in those years was not loathe.
No, we pledged our young lives that we’d do our best,
To honor traditions behind our Scout crest.

But our honor’s now questioned by a liberal elite,
That will settle for nothing but our total defeat.
Renounce God we’re told, or we’ll take you to court,
Scouting’s now not for kids it’s become lawyers’ sport.
No, we haven’t a right to now say who shall lead
The children we hopefully entrust to this creed.
So these possible predators we’re told now to trust,
And hope our young boys don’t fall prey to their lust.

I’ve had it with liberals, I’m full up to here,
They’ve pushed me beyond any warped legal fear
To the point that I say that whatever they do,
My mission in life is SCREW THE ACLU.
They’ve robbed me of Christmas, robbed me of youth,
In their misguided crusade for their brand of truth.
Like good ol’ Dan Rather, ACLU you’re a goner,
I pledge that to you on my cherished Scout’s Honor.

Russ Vaughn

HT to Mrs. Greyhawk!

Our friends at the Red Cross

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Soviet Union Mark II

Austin Bay points out the reason for rigging the presidential election in the Ukraine:

A Russian bid to return to super-power status is the truly big story behind Ukraine’s rigged election.

At the moment Russia is a European also-ran, a one-time giant with deteriorating clout. However, Russia, plus Ukraine, plus Belarus, plus Khazakstan is a geo-strategic formula for a global power re-born.

(HT: Instapundit)

Petty, paranoid, sore losers...

Right Wing News brings us their top 10 quotes from the left wingnuts at the DU.
These folks have the tin foil wrapped around their heads just a bit too tight...

The SoreLoserman syndrome raises it's head again...

The Captain points out that the Kerry Campaign has joined in a legal fight to force a recount in Ohio. So much for that concesson speech...

The Captain also makes this important observation:

I notice that they're not asking for "full, fair, and accurate" recounts in states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, where the margin of Kerry's victories were much smaller than Bush's in Ohio. This leaves no doubt that Kerry intends on setting himself up as the frontrunner in 2008 by attempting to delegitimize Bush's victory in the media.

...and there was much rejoicing!

Day by Day has returned!