Friday, February 17, 2006
Hello Akron! To all students of Ms. Russ' class, I bid you welcome.
To everybody else, who has no idea why a Brooklyn Boy is addressing Ohio, aside from thanking them profusely for voting for Dubya, I have been selected by Ms. Jana Russ as one of several blogs her students are analyzing as a homework assignment.
For a change, I am among the greats: Scrappleface, Dave Barry, Rotten Tomatoes, Wonkette, and Michael Moore (blecccch!).
I would love to know why I was selected; since this blog is certainly not famous, I assume it is considered "infamous." Which is OK. It's all in the name of fun.
So have fun, kids. I would love to know your thoughts on the ramblings within.
Start with this one.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
The Texas Cheney-saw Massacre, encapsulated in a form that even NBC News chief White House correspondent David Gregory can understand, using only the last four Vice Presidents of the United States:
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Hillary: All We've Got Is Fear Itself
Hillary Clinton is testing the chilly waters of her imminent Presidential campaign by tossing around some pretty lame attempts at tough talk on defense, terrorism and homeland security. She has already made enemies of the fake-pacifist pro-islamist crowd by voting for the Iraq war. So the only route she has is to show how much she is not like Al Gore and John Kerry. No, unlike them, she is all gung ho for strapping on a bandolier and grabbing her uzi and taking out Bin Laden and Zarqawi while clinging to the underside of a Blackhawk.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton Wednesday walloped Karl Rove and President George W. Bush for "playing the fear card" on terrorism and for failing to kill "the tallest man in Afghanistan," Osama bin Laden.
Clinton drew thunderous applause when she mocked the administration's failure to track down the 6-foot-5 bin Laden. "You cannot explain to me why we have not captured or killed the tallest man in Afghanistan," she said.
Actually, yes I can. If you simply read the report from the 9/11 commission, you will see it in black and white. The Clinton White House was run by lawyers. Their overly legalistic (which is ironic considering their lawless behavior) defense decisions prevented them from taking out Bin Laden when they had him literally in their sites. It caused them to handcuff our law enforcement and intelligence people, who were not only prevented from capturing Osama, but from stopping his attacks. They were very tender with the Taliban, and looked the other way when we were hit repeatedly.
Even after as clear an act of war as the attack on the Cole, the Clinton White House didn't want to get into the messy business called war. Some people even theorize that the Clinton Administration went out of its way to downplay evidence of terrorism as a cause for Flight 800's downing, which was explained away as an anomaly.
To Democrats, this is still not a war. It's a law enforcement issue. That mindset is why Bin Laden ran his training camps for so many years unmolested. This doesn't even take into account the human rights issues that made war even more imperative. But most significantly, everybody needs to remember that to Democrats, defense means nothing more than screaming about how patriotic you are while Bin Laden reads off your talking points memo as his own. All that's left is for the next Osama tape to talk about Bush's "culture of corruption."
Saying she takes "a backseat to nobody when it comes to fighting terrorism," Clinton accused the White House of portraying critics of Iraq and Afghanistan policy as comforting the enemy.
No, she doesn't take a backseat. She arrived late to the carpool. Now speaking of "comforting the enemy," here's something you will never see Bush doing:
Compare this with her likely Republican opponent, Rudy Giuliani, who threw Yasser Arafat out of Carnegie Hall, to the distressed bemusement of liberals everywhere, and who tore up a ten million dollar check from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia when he found out it came with anti-Semitic strings attached. Also, the man who broke the back of the Mafia would not likely spend his last days in the White House pardoning the most egregious felons for murky reasons.
Perhaps realizing her weak attempt to not appear weak on defense, Hillary is also still clinging to some of the boilerplate Democrat themes, pandering to groups she knows she can count on as her zombie slaves: unions and minorities:
Clinton touched on other themes, including coverage, growing foreign debt, her dissatisfaction with the administration's energy policy and her call for a summit to address downsizing of the American auto industry, which resonated with the auto workers Wednesday.
Oh, good: a summit. That's a great Democratic tactic, because it doesn't offer any solutions, doesn't cost anything, doesn't take a stand, and doesn't make any promises to break. It is also hollow and worthless.
Clinton followed Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders, who slammed the Bush White House as "one of the worst in history" -- virtually the same criticism Clinton used during a fiery Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech in Harlem.
By taking ownership of this outrageous line, Hillary is basically saying that the Presidents that allowed slavery, segregation and lynchings were better Presidents than Bush. Why does this nonsense appeal to so many blacks? What drives people to accept such pandering drivel, when they get nothing in return from the Democrats? Do they hate white people so much that they will vote for a white Southern Democrat just because people like Hillary (and even Klansmen like Byrd) make noises like this, even when they know they will never get anything for their loyalty? Instead they call Colin Powell and Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas (and others who are actually out there opening doors at the top levels of government) the most horrible racist names. And Democrats say this is OK when the black person being insulted is a Republican. Or even an independent who disagrees with them.
"Since when has it been part of American patriotism to keep our mouths shut?" she said.
No, Hillary, it wouldn't necessarily be patriotic to shut your stinking cake hole. But it would certainly help you get elected. So please keep flapping your gums.