Saturday, August 30, 2008

All Class

Democrats gleeful over prospect of Hurricane Gustav slamming into New Orleans.
Disgusting Hit Piece On Sarah Palin

If you don't mind upchucking all over your keyboard, the article is here.

It's very ... interesting that almost none of these concerns about "inexperience" were circulated by the "objective" and "nonpartisan" MSM regarding Obama.

The McCain campaign responded to this smear piece with the following statement:

"The authors quote four scholars attacking Gov. Palin's fitness for the office of Vice President. Among them, David Kennedy is a maxed out Obama donor, Joel Goldstein is also an Obama donor, and Doris Kearns Goodwin has donated exclusively to Democrats this cycle. Finally, Matthew Dallek is a former speech writer for Dick Gephardt. This is not a story about scholars questioning Governor Palin's credentials so much as partisan Democrats who would find a reason to disqualify or discount any nominee put forward by Senator McCain."

Good for Team McCain. Calls the biased bastards out.

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain picks Palin!

A bold choice.

This election boils down to Empty Suit - Motor Mouth vs. War Hero - Hot Chick. The choice seems rather obvious to me...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama campaign in meltdown mode

Over the William Ayers connection.

Left-wing moonbats simply do not tolerate dissent.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Snohomish County GOP pulls "$3 bills" smearing Obama from fair booth

The story itself is sort of amusing. But this part is rather chilling:

Susan Ronken, a volunteer at the nearby Democratic Party booth at the fair, also saw the bills, which were present at the booth for at least two days this week.

"It was an absolute hate crime," said Ronken, who lives in Stanwood.

Parodying "The One" is a "hate crime" now? Just more proof that the Left hates freedom of expression.
Jay Nordlinger

Great commentary on race and the election.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Detroit Lions

...are the only remaining undefeated team this preseason.
The must-see ad of the presidential campaign

So far, at least:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

David Gergen column

Wow. What a piece…of something.

This article should be made required-reading for both college English courses (as an example of poorly-written, cliché-riddled tripe) and college Political Science courses (as an example of inane, inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom).

I’ll never understand why David Gergen is considered to be such a "respected" political analyst. I’ve seen more insightful political analysis at icanhascheezburger.com.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Truer words have rarely been written

Ralph Peters in the New York Post:

War doesn't change anything! How many times have we heard the claim from self-righteous leftists protected by their betters?

[...]

War doesn't change anything? Wish it were true - but war has been humankind's preferred means of effecting change.

We're all - right and left - getting an in-your-face lesson about how the world really works. Passive resistance only has a chance when your opponent believes in the rule of law and respect for human rights. Gandhi was effective against law-abiding Britain, but he would've frozen to death in the Soviet gulag - if he'd lived long enough to reach the camps.

I'd love it if we lived in a world where war truly didn't work. But war does work. That doesn't mean we shouldn't pursue other means of resolving international crises - but effective idealism has to be grounded in a practical grasp of present reality.

To make the world a better place, we have to begin with a clear-eyed assessment of what kind of place the world is.

That's the main problem liberals have: They view the world as it should be, in a utopia, as opposed to how it really is, in reality.
Obama's Half-Brother Lives In A Hut

His name? George Hussein Onyango Obama. (I lol'd.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

McCain Shines At Saddleback Forum

Michael Gerson writes:

It is now clear why Barack Obama has refused John McCain's offer of joint town hall appearances during the fall campaign. McCain is obviously better at them.

Yup. I watched part of it, and was pleasantly surprised by McCain's performance.
The National Security Gap

From The Politico:

July's NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll found that three in four Americans believe McCain can "handle" the role of commander in chief, while only 19 percent said he "cannot," compared to a 50 percent to 42 percent split for Obama.

When asked which party is more capable of "dealing with the war on terrorism," 40 percent of respondents to the latest NBC/WSJ poll said Republican while 29 percent said Democrat. The parties had been effectively tied as recently as January of this year, and the 11-percentage-point gap is the largest since 2004, the last year these numbers shifted so dramatically and, not coincidentally, the last presidential election year.

Well, duh. This election is basically war hero vs. empty suit. I would certainly hope that McCain has an advantage in this area.
Hindsight Isn't 20-20

Superb column by Jeff Jacoby.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bravo

To Michael Phelps, winner of eight Olympic gold medals.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Pat Buchanan Column

On the conflict between Russia and Georgia.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

McCain: "In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations."



Is he really this clueless?
A worthwhile column on the Russia-Georgia conflict

In the Financial Times.

Yes, it was written by the Russian Foreign Minister, so it's certainly a one-sided account. But there were some valid points made in the article that aren't being mentioned much in the MSM.
Interesting column on education

By Charles Murray.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Obama on abortion

From Pat Buchanan's recent column:

As David Freddoso reports in his new best-seller, "The Case Against Barack Obama," the Illinois senator goes further than any U.S. senator has dared go in defending what John Paul II called the "culture of death."

Thrice in the Illinois legislature, Obama helped block a bill that was designed solely to protect the life of infants already born, and outside the womb, who had miraculously survived the attempt to kill them during an abortion. Thrice, Obama voted to let doctors and nurses allow these tiny human beings die of neglect and be tossed out with the medical waste.

How can a man who purports to be a Christian justify this?

If, as its advocates contend, abortion has to remain legal to protect the life and health, mental and physical, of the mother, how is a mother's life or health in the least threatened by a baby no longer inside her -- but lying on a table or in a pan fighting for life and breath?

How is it essential for the life or health of a woman that her baby, who somehow survived the horrible ordeal of abortion, be left to die or put to death? Yet, that is what Obama voted for, thrice, in the Illinois Senate.

I am unsure how exactly Obama manages to sleep at night, with this horror on his conscience.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Obama's Reckless Tax Policies

Exposed.

Friday, August 08, 2008

John Edwards Finally Admits To Extramarital Affair

Another left-wing hero exposed as gutter slime.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Paris Hilton responds to McCain's recent ad

Hilarious video
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Geez, even Paris Hilton supports drilling.
Republicans Protest Congressional Vacation As Gas Prices Soar

From ABC's Political Radar:

The Republicans became miffed last Friday when Democrats abruptly adjourned the House until September 8 without giving them a chance to speak on the floor about their energy plan, which includes exploring for oil in ANWR and more off-shore drilling.

Even though the House had officially gone out of session, some Republicans stayed on the floor and made speeches anyway.

After taking the weekend off, the guerrilla oratory continued Monday, with organizers of the talk-in estimating that 24 of the 199 House Republicans participated.

...

Pelosi, D-Calif., issued a statement on Monday saying, "This Republican hoax is unworthy of the serious debate we must have to reduce the price at the pump and promote energy independence."

House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., referred to GOP tactics as "stunts" by a "smattering of House Republicans".

But Republicans claim their unofficial floor sessions are gaining traction with voters who are wondering why Congress is taking a five week vacation while gasoline prices remain so high.

They vow to continue speaking out on the House floor rest of this week and during the weeks ahead.

It looks like the GOP is finally fighting back against the Stalinist tactics of Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats. It's about damn time.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Gutless Obama backs away from McCain's debate challenge

From the AP:

Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from rival John McCain's challenge for a series of joint appearances before the political conventions, agreeing only to the standard three debates in the fall.

In May, when a McCain adviser proposed a series of pre-convention appearances at town hall meetings, Obama said, "I think that's a great idea." In summer stumping on the campaign trail, McCain has often noted that Obama had not followed through and joined him in any events.

On Saturday, in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said the short period between the last political convention and the first proposed debate made it likely that the commission-sponsored debates would be the only ones in the fall.

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A day after Obama clinched the Democratic nomination in early June, McCain challenged Obama to a series of 10 town hall meetings with voters in the months leading up to the conventions. The candidates' campaigns began negotiations, telling reporters that they agreed in spirit to the joint appearances.

When the idea first came up from the McCain campaign that May, Obama was still battling Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Obama said then: "Obviously, we would have to think through the logistics on that, but ... if I have the opportunity to debate substantive issues before the voters with John McCain, that's something that I am going to welcome."

How are we supposed to trust a guy who's apparently too afraid to debate John McCain at town hall events to be strong in face-to-face negotiations with thugs like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-il?
Pat Buchanan

Very good column on Affirmative Action and media bias.
Ward Connerly

Great column on NRO.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Obama Flip-Flops Again!

From the AP:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that's what it takes to enact a comprehensive policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and develop alternate energy sources.

Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy.

Are there any issues left where this guy hasn't changed his position?