Thursday, November 29

cnn/youtube/gop

CNN successfully framed last night's GOP debate with narrowly focused YouTube-generated questions that did nothing but provide stereotypical portrayals of Conservatives.

From the eyes of TV news Leftists, Republicans ARE nothing but Bible-toting, homophobic, homicidal maniacs.

Wednesday, November 28

punk'd

Why are the GOP Presidential candidates even bothering with tonight's CNN/YouTube debate? Do they really believe the questions won't be (in no certain order) BIASED and JUVENILE?

picketing

I have it on good authority that the Writer's strike will conclude on December 3.

fred

Fred Thompson is, uh, a substantive candidate. I love what he says about, uh, the flat tax. He also, uh, proposes the abolition of the death tax and, uh, uh, uh, uh, the AMT. All good, uh, stuff. Fresh, uh, ideas.

The problem as I, uh, uh, see it is his tendency to, uh, uh, use the word, uh, uh. Uh.

Now I'm no great orator. Getting up in front of a group of people scares the crap out of me. I use more than a modicum of 'uh's' and 'y'know's,' way more than I should when I speak. But there's a difference between Fred and yours truly.

I'm not running for President.

And after eight years of mangled syntax, I think Americans are ready for an articulate President.

Uh, do you know what I mean?

Monday, November 26

12 months

A new Zogby poll shows Hillary losing to the entire GOP presidential field by three to five percentage points.

wearing out one's welcome

This past Saturday was a sad day for Australia.

John Howard, a politician virtually without peer, lost re-election to a sniveling little worm named Kevin Rudd.

Rudd is a socialist who eschews 'rampant individualism' of contemporary society, worships at the altar of the United Nations and promises to ratify the utterly ridiculous and scientifically flawed Kyoto Protocol. Rudd also claims to be an 'economic conservative' and has proposed to cut taxes by $31 billion.

From The Australian:
"John Howard's legacy to Kevin Rudd is a prosperous country where people who want work can find it, a country that is respected for its contributions when international recessions or terrorism threatens, and a country that moves with outstanding speed when natural disasters overwhelm neighbours.

"But every year he grew older, and more voters came on to the rolls who had never lived under federal Labor governments. Today there are 3.4 million of them, one quarter of the electorate.

"By last Saturday there were two electorates. Older voters who could not contemplate putting the gains of the past decade at risk, and the young who were bored with a leader from the generation of their parents, and were in the mood for change not for any good reason, it was change for change's sake."

It occurs to me that electing an unqualified politician to replace a wildly successful world leader all for the sake of being 'bored' smacks of extreme narcissism.

soaking your supporters

I've been telling you for years that the Democrats are the true party of 'the rich.' Check out this article.

Wednesday, November 21

no decision

Jeff Robbins, a former Clinton Administration official, writes a spot-on piece about America's Middle East 'engagement.'

It doesn't matter a bit if the US is engaged in the Israeli/Palestinian standoff or not. The lack of Arab will to change the dynamic is the source of continuing chaos.

Tuesday, November 20

waste

The United Nations has 'overestimated' AIDS cases by 'millions.'

Is anyone surprised?

Can we really afford to trust the nutty rhetoric from this same bunch about climate change?

late to the party

The NYT is belatedly reporting the good news in Baghdad.

I suppose better late, than never.

Friday, November 16

block

Senate Republicans killed a bill that would have forced troop withdrawal from Iraq.

Good.

How the hell could anybody trust the Democrats on national security or foreign policy?

iran

The new UN/IAEA report on Iran's uranium enrichment activities -- which show that they have installed over 3,000 centrifuges, in violation of UN resolutions -- 'heightens tension.'

Understatement.

I wish America's reaction to this news was as good as Israel's. They pulled no punches in criticizing IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei.

He's a stooge.

Thursday, November 15

astute analysis

David Broder's column 'The Icebergs Ahead For The Democrats' is brilliant.

Read every word of it.

where the hell have i been?

Yes, I realize I haven't been here in awhile. Not lack of opinion, mind you. Merely lack of time.

I've been entertaining friends from out of town. My annual buddies reunion weekend was the 9th, 10th and 11th downtown San Diego, then...

Did 'the Hollywood thing' the 12th and 13th. And, of course, I had to do some picketing with the Writers Guild on the set of a popular television show filming on location.

It was the least I could do. Writers should be paid for what they write.

Now, I'm back but busy getting the S.P. ready tomorrow and all weekend, so my thoughts are focused elsewhere, but...

I'll check back, so you check back, too.

phony

The Dem debate was remarkable for its utter lack of context. Here are some of my thoughts.

John Edwards said "Bush, Cheney and the Neo-Cons" about a dozen times. Obviously poll-tested.

Joe Biden provided some comic relief. I think he had a couple of cocktails before taking the stage.

Dennis Kucinich read the Patriot Act before opposing it.

Stealing a page from John Kerry in '04, the worst Presidential candidate ever, Barack Obama declared that he was for illegal aliens having driving licenses after stating earlier in the evening that he was against it.

Bill Richardson actually said that human rights were more important than the national security of the United States, which completely disqualifies him from public office. It is an outrage that he is the Governor of New Mexico.

Chris Dodd speaks Spanish. Who knew?

Hillary? She knows just what to say and when to say it. I was glad to hear her make mention of Iranian participation in terrorist violence in Iraq. Unfortunately, she's also a congenital liar.

CNN reporters prove and underscore their bias by refusing to ask probing follow-up questions.

The most remarkable moments for me came in the second part of the debate when the candidates took chairs and answered questions from the pre-selected members of the audience. Several questions appeared to me to be plants, especially the illiterate mother who couldn't even read her question! Ostensibly, she's worried that 'Bush, Cheney and the Neo-Cons' are going to send her son to Iran.

At the same time, they also were forced to address questions from the abortion crusading Suzanne Malveaux, who, for some reason, felt compelled to tack her own biased questions onto audience member questions, prompting a scold from Biden.

And Wolf Blitzer was a lap dog. He threw softballs to everyone, especially Hillary. Just like her campaign instructed him to do.

All in all we've seen this before. Everyone knows that CNN is in the news manufacturing business, yet they wonder why their ratings suck?

Friday, November 9

failure

What have the Democrats been doing the past year after taking control of Congress?

Not a damn thing.

Friday, November 2

read and weep

Guess what? The media is biased toward the Democrats. Especially newspapers.

Harvard says so.
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