Monday, February 28, 2005


Dogma Bites Manhattan

Do you live in New York and write for the MSM about how much you hate Dubya? You must be one of these poor souls: Naomie Emery, writing in the Weekly Standard, chronicles the rash of weird statements by the left in the wake of the Iraqi elections. The following quotes expose the agonizing contortions of thought required to meet the strict ideological confines of the committed anti-Bush-at-any-cost, anti-democratic, passively-pro-jihadi leftist:

"The success of the elections poses a major intellectual-moral political problem for people in this city. Now the people of this Bush-hating city are being forced to grant the merest possibility that Bush, despite his annoying manner…hubris and dissembling and incompetence…just might--might possibly--have been correct to invade, to occupy, and to try to enable a democratically elected government in Iraq." -- Kurt Andersen, New York Magazine

"Every Bush hater you meet in New York is engaged in an inner struggle of how much to let go of the past… Liberals don't want to be left spreading the grumpy notion that liberty can't travel, even if it turns out to be true. If all the fake rationales and pigheaded ideology and bungled management that took us into the debacle of the war end up with the vibrant images we saw on Sunday at the Iraqi polls, then, well, maybe there's something to be said for the blank slate of the president's historical memory." -- Tina Brown, WaPo

And now this demented epiphany has spread to the UK:
“The war was a reckless, provocative, dangerous, lawless piece of unilateral arrogance. But it has nevertheless brought forth a desirable outcome which would not have been achieved at all, or so quickly, by the means that the critics advocated, right though they were in most respects.”-- Martin Kettle, The Guardian

Thankfully, we are witnessing the collapse of this mindset that tells us to hate Bushitler, despise and obstruct Amerika, and leave Islamofascists free to connect with their inner demented killers.

And as Jack Kelly explains, we are also witnessing the collapse of the enemy in Iraq:
“While the Left still focuses on Wars for Oil and pipelines, the revenge of the stupid son, phony death tolls in Iraq, American Imperialism, LIES about WMD, BusHitler’s failed diplomacy and a host of other nonsense, real change is occurring in the Middle East - democratic change from Afghanistan and Iraq to Lebanon and Egypt. Perhaps the Left can explain how these changes would have occurred without the commitment to fight in Iraq.”


Huge Length Of Toilet Paper Trails From Elvis' Pants As He Leaves The Building

The Nation's David Corn fairly addresses the Gannon matter. There is now nothing more to say. This thing is done. I hope this has been a lesson to the hysterical left, who really did themselves harm on this one.

Saturday, February 26, 2005


"Not a terrorist organization"

From the Jawa Report, the wholly expected:
"The group that the European Union recently claimed 'is not a terrorist organization' is responsible for tonight's bombing of a Tel Aviv nightclub which killed at least four and injured scores more. The Jerusalem Post and the AP report that a senior Palestinian security official lays the blame for the bombing squarely on the shoulders of the Lebanese based Hizbullah. "

The Palestinian triangulation proceeds.

Yr. Fthfl. Svnt.

Friday, February 25, 2005


Not That There's Anything Wrong With That...

In response to the Great Kos' "outing" of Jeff Gannon/James Guckert , I have to say that I'm perplexed by this Lefty business of attacking Non-Democrat-Gays(NDGs). This is a very tribal thing these people have going, and they do this with most minorities.

Perhaps they need to arrive at a more inclusive designation: Non-Democrat-Persons. Then they could make NDPs prominently wear bright badges on their clothing.

Ann Coulter wonders, "Are we supposed to like gay people now, or hate them? Is there a Web site where I can go to and find out how the Democrats want me to feel about gay people on a moment-to-moment basis?"

Tuesday, February 22, 2005



From the BBC: "The global web log community is being called into action to lend support to two imprisoned Iranian bloggers. The month-old 'Committee to Protect Bloggers' is asking those with blogs to dedicate their sites on Tuesday to the 'Free Mojtaba and Arash Day'. Arash Sigarchi and Mojtaba Saminejad are both in prison in Iran. "

Please read about Arash and Mojtaba. They want what we have: freedom to speak our minds.

The CPB website tells the whole story.


Murderous Weasels For Democracy

There is emerging evidence of a push by Sunnis for political, as opposed to homicidal, participation in the new Iraq. Bill Roggio at The Fourth Rail explains how Sunni chieftains are "scared shitless." My favourite quote is this pants-on-fire gem from Adnan al-Duleimi, the head of Sunni Endowments in Baghdad: "When we said that we are not going to take part, that didn't mean that we are not going to take part in the political process."

Am I going to keep an eye on this guy or what?

Monday, February 21, 2005


The Canada File: Did Chretién Pimp For Power?

Credit Mark Steyn for another blockbuster (Free subscription req'd):
”For a year, the antiwar crowd had told us it was 'all about oil'--that the only reason Iraq was being 'liberated' was so Bush, Cheney, Halliburton and the rest of the gang could annex in perpetuity the second biggest oil reserves in the world. But, if it was all about oil, then the fact--fact--is that the only Western leader with a direct stake in the issue was not the Texas oilpatch stooge in Washington, but Jean Chrétien: his daughter, his son-in-law and his grandchildren stood to be massively enriched by the Total-Saddam agreement. It depended on two factors: Saddam remaining in power, and the feeble UN sanctions being either weakened into meaninglessness or quietly dropped. M. Chrétien may have refused to join the Iraq war on 'principle,' but fortunately his principles happened to coincide with the business interests of both TotalFinaElf and the Baath party."

Readers will also appreciate these observations at New Sysiphus.


The Good Doctor

Hunter S. Thompson took his own life today.

I will always appreciate the Good Doctor's life and work. God speed, you delightful maniac.

Saturday, February 19, 2005


War, Truth and Videotape

"Be sure to check in at War, Truth and Videotape from time to time to see what develops. In order to put pressure on the WEF to release the tape, we'll need a lot of help from you."


Be Careful What You Ask For...

Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper are the next MSM journalists whose chickens are coming home to roost. Rich Lowry takes us on a nostalgic trip back to the Wilson/Plame affair, which has claimed reputations and become "an object lesson in media inanity."

It's time these folks realize that they are falling on their swords for nothing. They need to get back to playing by the rules because they no longer own the game.

Friday, February 18, 2005


I Knew It...

Everyone on the planet needs to know what American servicemen and women have to go through when they come home, and how it is affecting their morale.

Monday, February 14, 2005


Atrocity / Not An Atrocity

I don't expect the MSM to pursue the UN sex-crime rampage in the Congo with the same zealousness they employed in reporting the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuses. Lefties note: Abu Ghraib involved abuses, not atrocities. The murder and desecration of American contractors on the bridge to Fallujah was an atrocity. This UN child rape and porn-ring business in the Congo is an atrocity. See also Nicholas Berg.

Let's review: Raping children placed in your trust by the international community? Atrocity. Underwear on a guy's head? Not not an atrocity.

Saturday, February 12, 2005


"Is there a bigger victory than this? I believe not."

Feb. 1 2005

"Is there a bigger victory than this? I believe not."
I remember Bro telling me that Bush and his neocons went into Iraq "knowing nothing about the way they think there" (which of course isn't true at all, but that's an old, old nit). The election on Sunday pretty much put the lie to that notion; Bush knew Iraqis would sense the enormity of the opportunity to choose freedom. I knew the Iraqi election would be an historic success despite the endless barrage of threats from Zarqawi, Kennedy, etc.

At the same time, we have this as yet another reminder to the world of the enemy's true nature. I also recommend this article by Bill Roggio at The Fourth Rail.

I wonder if Eason Jordan will put the above story at the top of the CNN evening news...well, really I don't. After all, he's been quite busy since accusing US soldiers of murdering journalists.

Captain's Quarters offers a perspective on Eason Jordan's career as the head of CNN, while Hugh Hewitt asks a pertinent question: " it ok for an American news executive to feed anti-American propaganda machines the most incendiary of fuels for the benefit of a crowd's applause and approval?" My answer: it's not just one American news executive, Hugh - it's most of the MSM, which is why to this point there has been nothing but the sound of crickets coming from them on this topic.

Glenn Reynolds:"Having kept his mouth shut on things he knew were true, it would behoove Eason Jordan not to blather about things that he doesn't know are true. Really."

More at Captain's Quarters.

This can only get bigger as the MSM continues its meltdown.

There is always good news from Iraq. To paraphrase T.S. Lawrence, one must simply not mind finding it.

The House Of Wheels comprehensively (as always) covers reaction to the Iraqi election on lefty's side of the blogosphere. So does Wizbang.

I have no idea who this guy is, but I agree with him in so many ways.

Lefties probably don't much care for David Frum, since he is the infamous author of the "Axis Of Evil" thing, but I've long enjoyed his writing. And yes, I liked the "Axis Of Evil" line back then and I do now; whomever the shoe fits must wear it.

The State Of The Union Speech.

The Diplomad weighs in on Dubya's string of successes and the future in Iraq. Man, that's gotta chafe. And he also has an update on Fun With The UN In Tsunamiland.

"PARIS (Reuters) - Iran has conducted successful experiments on a crucial triggering mechanism for a nuclear weapon, an exiled opposition group said on Thursday."
Iran is run by guys who want to kill you and me and our families and our way of life, and everyone else who isn't truly, madly, deeply insane for Allah. Tehran "dismisses the accusations and says its atomic ambitions are limited to the peaceful generation of electricity." Just like North Korea. Yah, that's the ticket...

And I'm Santa Claus.

I like Roger Simon because he came to his senses and now has it sussed.

No-one expects the Instapundit or Junkyard Blog. Read it all.

"According to investigating commission chairman Paul Volcker, the probe showed that between 1998 and 2001, Benon Sevan 'repeatedly solicited,' on behalf of a company called African Middle East Petroleum, several million barrels of oil worth about $1 million." I've yet to even look for a sober and reliable ('fair and balanced' ?) analysis of the numbers, which is probably weeks down the road. Everything I know Is Wrong has some initial findings.

And I love Kofi's tribute to Claude Raines, that he was "shocked, shocked! to discover there is gambling at Rick's Cafe."

Iraqi quagmire, my finger.

More Chrenkoff.

Just when I think I've heard the stupidest thing ever, the DU keeps right on talking.
Ain't Janeane a peach? Is this why lefties love Air America?

Joe Lieberman is a traitor! Kill Joe Leiberman!

Victor Davis Hanson reviews the twenty-first century thus far. And it ain't pretty for lefties.
Add to that Junkyard Blog's illumination of the left's political, emotional and spiritual poverty.

Little Green Footballs.

This stuff just keeps coming and coming: AP Blows Another Iraq Story

It was almost painful (actually, no it wasn't) watching Rumsfeld embarrass Tim Russert over the Soldier's Question Caper. Man against boy. And to follow that up with Ted Kennedy? Wow.

Captain's Quarters alerts us to the same old same old from the Palestinians.

Interesting to see Larry Kudlow address the Eason Jordon disaster on his blog. I hope this virus spreads into the MSM.

Paul Krugman is still and will always be all wet.

"If Theo van Gogh hadn't been killed, he'd doubtless already be working on Submission Part Two, a short film set backstage at a European film festival about a Western culture so reflexively craven that nothing can rouse it to defend itself. Submission Part Three will be about the first Muslim woman to have her unemployment benefit cut for refusing a job as dominatrix in a Frankfurt bondage dungeon."
~ Canadian uberjournalist Mark Steyn.

More Fun With The UN. But hey, they mean well. And they're morally superior to the U.S.

It's not America they hate, it's just Dubya.


This Is Me

February 12, 2005

I field this blog in honour of my youngest brother, with whom I share an ongoing and vehement political discourse.

He takes his cues from Al Franken.

Anyway, I know I can be abrasive in defending my point of view; I can sound downright confrontational merely dismantling vicious leftist propoganda, which trait comes off as particularly harsh-sounding in an e-mail, especially since I am so often right.

Better that what I have to say does not weigh in my brother's Inbox, but instead floats at a distance so as to calm fragile sensibilities and help friends and family save space on their hard-drives. So I offer this blog as a gesture of mollification and also a thumb in the eye. My opinions are now on display for all to see and know, which is more than I understand one can expect of, say, Dan Rather. But I digress, as does anyone who now mentions Dan Rather. Or, as it happens tonight, Eason Jordan.

In other words, dear brother, now you're not alone in deciding whether or not you will suffer my opinions, because now I'm broadcasting.

Thanks for the inspiration, man.

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