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Midterm Elections 2006 Conservative Rant
I awoke on 11/8/06 and found my worst nightmares came to life. We now have: a Governor O'Malley of Maryland, a Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi, a Delaware DA Beau Biden (son of Joe), a corrupt DA John Nifong, and a possible House Majority Leader John Murtha. And now I hear that we might have a George McGovern advising on War and Peace in the Democrat party. I do believe I was one of the two or three people who voted for George McGovern back in 1972 when I was a dewey eyed liberal and a sweet young thing. Now that I am a Conservative with children and grandchildren I discover this nut is back?
So I did my own tiny bit of protesting against the Republican party this past election but it was minor. I voted for an independent candidate for Senator of the swamps of Delaware because a) No way was incumbent Democrat Tom Carper going to lose his seat and b)the Delaware Republican nominee, one nice but dull Jan Ting, inspired me not a whit.
With the credentials of my tiny protest vote, I now offer, all for free, my own personal reasons why the Republican party has failed me these past six year. Folks, I am not going to be kind.
Let us begin with how the mealy-mouthed, lily-livered Republican leaders allowed certain mindsets to settle into the popular culture with such tenacity that the truth got totally lost with their locked lips.
Let us begin with September 11, 2001 itself. Now I can hear the gasps across the fruited plain for daring to name the one and only event on which the Republicans stood strong for so many years. I suggest that right from the start the perception of this major attack on our country was handled totally wrong by our leaders.
I understand that it was important for our leaders to reassure the nation that all was well, that we are united, that the country would survive. Which was why we were “treated” to an off-key rendition of God Bless America by the entire Senate and House.
Soon enough the time came for some of our congressional leaders, especially those in charge, which would have been the Republicans, to make it very clear to the American public just how serious those 9-11 attacks were.
Consider…one plane flew into the Pentagon. The Pentagon, heart of our military complex. Plan A-disable the American military. Another plane was heading God Knows Where, perhaps the White House, or Capitol-which was in full session that day. Plan B-cause chaos by killing their leader or a large number of their leaders. Two other planes crashed in the World Trade Center in New York. Plan C-cripple America’s economy by destroying valuable property and causing fear of future destruction.
9-11-01 was way more than a bomb attack on a U.S. embassy somewhere in Africa. Not to make light of those attacks, as the Clinton administration did, but if I were to sit down and plan an attack on the U.S. I’d come up with EXACTLY the plan as formulated by the terrorists flying those planes.
The attack was perhaps too small to hurt mighty America all that much and that plane heading for the White House got a little detour by some very courageous Americans. Even so, this was not a lucky break and had proper but sober emphasis been placed on how close we came I don’t think Iran would be boasting nukes today.
If the serious look-in-the-eye didn’t come like it should about the attacks of 9-11, it got worse when every politico with ambition began the mantra about Iraq and its total lack of weapons of mass destruction. The administration and the Republican congress critters allowed this howling to go on and on, never rebutting this assertion with any credibility.
Ladies and gems, Saddam most certainly DID have weapons of mass destruction. Although for all of his faults, Saddam is no fool. He did not have STOCKPILES of WMD’s not that the U.S. didn’t give the man plenty of notice of a future invasion that he could hide the few he had. What Saddam DID have was lots of money. Money will buy you anything. It will buy you ten palaces when one palace would be enough for most folks. It will buy you Nigerian yellowcake uranium with which to begin making nuclear bombs. It will buy you the entire United Nations and keep them in your debt.
Last year President Bush authorized the release of previously classified documents that were found in Iraq in the form of the Harmony database. Citizen journalists as well as paid-professionals began translating these documents and folks, they were damning. This humble blogger even documented all the translations in both date AND subject order, HERE
We discovered that Saddam was knee deep in reconstructing his nuclear program, that he actively recruited suicide bombers, we know darn well he paid families of Palestinian suicide bombers $50 K each even though Iraq was allegedly so poor the UN had to start an oil-for-food program just to provide food and medicine for the people. Oh, and palaces for Saddam, did I mention them?
Nothing. Our Republican leadership let this mantra go, the no-weapons-of-mass-destruction that echoed endlessly in my ears. Then, of course, we should assume that Saddam Hussein was no danger to America by deduction. None of this is true and why on earth couldn’t our Republican leadership rebut this Lamestream media assertion every time they offered it?
An act of nature destroys a major American city and the Mayor refused to evacuate via school buses, the Governor of the state couldn’t make up my mind and in the end thousands of welfare recipients, who had plenty of warning to get out of town, waved Tshirts from roof tops as National Guard helicopters desperately raced to rescue them.
One firm conservative principle is that Americans are rugged individuals and in the event of a disaster Americans should take care of themselves and their family first. Then local authorities take over, then state and THEN the FEDERAL government. Instead our so-called Conservative Republican leaders allowed the mantra about Hurricane Katrina to be that the FEDERAL government failed. Yes, the federal government failed in many ways but if anyone died during that hurricane it was because they couldn’t get off their lazy butts and take care of their own family. Not one Conservative Republican dared to state the truth. And let’s not forget that Lousiana is one corrupt state controlled by Democrats for about forever.
The Democrats and Lamestream media won, my fellow Republican friends. They WON. Comes a hurricane, a tornado, a herd of locusts, it has become the accepted lore that it is perfectly acceptable to sit on our butts until the Feds rush in to save us.
Now let’s move on to the so-called legislative “victories” of these mealy-mouths in the House of Representatives and America’s House of Lords.
Early on we got some ridiculous Medicare prescription bill that no one really likes. And hey, not many Conservatives wanted such a thing either. Again, it’s up to the federal government to buy our medicine or so the message came.
How about that very lame “No Child Left Behind” thing that gave Ted Kennedy a victory he didn’t deserve? Our public education system is in such chaos because public-school educated teachers are entrenched in a unionized system that represents TEACHERS…not students. So our Republican leaders decided to throw more money at the problem.
President Bush DID try to get some social security reform going, suggesting a small adjustment to allow just some of our investment be ours to control and invest. The House Republican congress critters were seeking whatever AARP votes they didn’t get in that bloated Medicare prescription bill and hey, more important that they remain in power than us Conservatives out here in la-la land get what we want.
Next some silly Lords in the House of Lords decided that they wanted to run for President so they joined with the opposition party in something called the “Gang of 14” to block Conservative judicial nominees. Well this was cute. Conservatives elected these jokers yet they needed Democratic votes and spit on us who wanted this country’s Supreme Court to stop making laws and allow our elected representatives to do their job. There’s simply no justification for this. And I don’t know what Harriet Miers was all about.
How about the crap they shoveled at us about illegal immigration? They twisted their hands and acted like they cared but the only thing they did was allocate money for a great big fence and to hell with dealing with the 11 million or so illegal immigrants who have no car insurance or health care thus tax our local resources to the breaking point. What right did we have to expect these elected officials to do their damn job?
My own Delaware representative, Mike Castle, went and joined something called the Main Street Republicans for a nice donation from George Soros. This group hammered down any legislation on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil on our own land. Well damn, let’s keep depending on those nice Arabs for our oil and never mind my granddaughter might have to someday wear a burqa for our oil dependency. Again, can’t expect these Republicans to do the job they were elected to do.
Moving on, we had to tolerate so much opposition party corruption and not a thing was done about it. We begin with the United Nations, an organization so corrupt what with Kofi Annan driving around in Mercedes and his son getting paid outrageous sums for nothing. Not to mention the UN’s sorry acceptance of bribes from Saddam, the recipient of all this wealth. Republican George Voinivich actually cried when tough talking Bolton was nominated as UN ambassador.
John Murtha, about as corrupt as they come, came out and suggested our troops be moved to Okinawa, give me a break. John Murtha has a very murky past and even though grainy black and white video was discovered complete with over an hour of a young John Murtha dancing around taking a bribe in the ABSCAM scandal, not one of our Republican leaders went after the man. The American Spetator's coup of obtaining the FULL tape of John Murtha and the ABSCAM scandal.
Then we had former National Security Advisor outright steal classified documents from the National archives and what he get? A slap on the wrist?
How about Harry Reid, vaunted former Senate Minority leader, now Senate Majority leader, and his fine land deals?
WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.
In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.
The Barrett report was finally completed even though the Democrats tried desperately to hide it such was the damage it allegedly does to the Clintons. Why weren’t our Republican congress critters demanding its release? Taxpayers paid millions for this investigation but, nah, nothing.
The Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame thing had to be the biggest joke on the planet and yet Patrick Fitzgerald gets to waste millions of taxpayer dollars to indict Scooter Libby of all people. Now we know Colin Powell sidekick Richard Armitage was the source of the so-called non-illegal leak and yet STILL this nutty thing continues. Why did our Republican leaders allow this to go on? Why wasn’t this thing stopped right from the start, once it was ascertained that Natasha Plame was NOT an undercover agent of any sort, thus no law was ever broke?
If the opposition party was busy cooking up nonsense to distract the American public with no interference from that herd of cats in the Republican party, Conservatives were then treated to a plethora of fine REPUBLICAN corruption.
We have Ted Stevens’ Alaskan Bridge to Nowhere. Well it doesn’t go NOWHERE. It goes to an island with property owned by the Alaskan Senator’s relatives on which fifty, count ‘em, fifty, people reside.
Fine Republican congress critters Bob Ney and Cunningham from California were indicted for outright acceptance of bribes and how long has this been going on and who knew about it?
Then we discover that Foley from Florida has been trolling the congressional Page pool for years and we were treated to Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, a fellow we hadn’t seen for ages, out and about and denying he knew nary a thing.
He shows his face to protect his own self, please note.
Finally consider how tone deaf these Republican leaders were. The worst sight bite was that of Denny Hastert standing tall and proud to defend Louisiana’s William Jefferson, the man who commandeered a National Guard rescue helicopter to assist in saving his own illegal cash while citizens stranded on rooftops awaited rescue. This really made me proud to be a Republican.
Even Rush Limbaugh, vaunted hero of the Conservative movement, admitted to my own shocked ears, on 11/8/06, that’s he’s “relieved” that it’s over, that he was tired of “carrying water” for those who didn’t deserve to have their water carried.
We end with President Bush. I still consider the President a fine man who dared to finally take a stand on terror. Sure the 9-11 attacks helped his momentum but he got a vote from the UN, he got overwhelming approval from our own American congress critters, then he did what had to be done.
The man is the lousiest communicator on the planet. For after all those politicos voted to send in troops to Iraq Bush stood back and let them all carp like hyenas that it isn’t THEIR fault.
Okay, I’m done. It’s documented. It’s all only MY opinion, I must state here.
But there you have it and I’d suggest some so-called Conservative politicos think about it.
Rosie on Terror
Of course with the new wave of Democratic pundits we must turn our attention away from the stale and jaded Rush Limbaughs and to the fresh and shiny pundits of our era. Thus Rosie O'Donnell speaks to us on terrorism.
Turns out that any concept that you may have that terrorists who hijack a country's lawfully built and flying airplanes then ram them into a country's lawfully built buildings on that country's own sovereign territory to kill thousands of that country's peaceful citizenry all going about their daily business, well any concept you have that this may just plain wrong is, well, just plain wrong.
For these terrorists are mothers and fathers and, go with me here, they HAD mothers and fathers. Thus if it was your beloved spouse, child or parent murdered in the Twin Towers on 9/11-well then, please understand, they had mothers and fathers. Oh, and those little terrorists currently being raised and brainwashed in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to someday strap on a suicide bomb to kill you or yours, well not to worry. They'll be mothers and fathers and for sure, even now they HAVE mothers and fathers.
This makes it okay.
Rosie O'Donnell: "Faith or fear, that's your choice. You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking. And I think that this country-"
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: "Well, I'm a person of faith, so I, but I also believe-"
O'Donnell: "Well, then, get away from the fear. Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers."
Rangel and Mississippi
The famous Mississippi quote by NY's Charlie Rangel has been oft quoted. So this boutique blogger offers nothing new in terms of what Rangel said. I will, however, attempt to give Charlie some slack for his comment because I, too, would not want to live in Mississippi.
From the NY Times:
It was a remark, says Representative Charles B. Rangel, uttered with regional pride rather than rancor. But he apologized nonetheless.
On Wednesday, the day after the Democrats won a House majority, Mr. Rangel, the Harlem Democrat poised to become chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which writes tax legislation, talked about winning back more of the tax revenue that New York State sends to the Treasury. He said, "Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?"
That being said, I wouldn't want to live in Utah or New Mexico and for sure I wouldn't want to live in New York city.
Since when do we award money based on who wants to live somewhere? I can understand such as pork and the congress critters who want to be re-elected to live off of the public dime and I can get a grip on the notion that to do so they should be allowed taxpayer money to build bridges to nowhere.
I mean how many people want to live in Alaska for God's sake, and yet Alaska's Senator gets millions to build a bridge to an island that is resided on by about fifty people?
Frankly I liked Rangel's comment in that it wasn't the same old baloney we hear time and again. His comment for sure shows the disdain New York has for the rest of the country but hey, the comment stands as what the man said.
I'd offer that my comments above are closer to the truth and you can believe Rangel or no other politico will say it like it really is.
The Republican Homo Purge-OR Bill Maher "OUTS" the Queers
I was quite the flap last week when Bill Maher mentioned on CNN's Larry King that former Republican National Chairman, Ken Mehlman, is a homosexual and has never denied it. So I will confess. I had no idea Ken Mehlman was a homosexual but all the resultant buzz from Maher's tidbit has been that it's true. Although I heard some pundit or another state that Ken Mehlman indeed DID deny homosexuality in public somewhere or another.
Which is all moot by now, I suppose. But I'll risk suggesting that having a homosexual as the head of the Republican National Committee is a bit daring. No, it's not that I don't think a Republican homosexual shouldn't hold such positions with the party but I softly suggest that perhaps party members should KNOW this up front. Using common sense, something politicos do not have, it occurs to me that much of the Republican party constituency is composed of evangelicals and other devoutly religious people who do not approve of homosexuality.
This is the only reason the Foley flap got such traction, this concept of hypocrisy within the Republican party. Foley spent much of his congressional time trolling for future lovers in the congressional page pool and this struck many in the Republican party as just plain distasteful. There are plenty of Democratic homosexuals all about but they aren't peeing upon our feet and telling us it's raining.
I'm not, at least now, taking any position that homosexuals shouldn't be Republicans. I AM pointing out the very obvious that when you allege to represent a constituency than betray them behind their collective backs, you risk the rejection the Republican party felt this past Tuesday.
The liberals at the Huffington Post and always acrid John Aravosis of AmericaBlog are absolutely livid that Maher's naming of RNC Chair Ken Mehlman was edited out of later rebroadcasts of the King interview.
Haggard's REAL Problem
I really think David Goldstein is trying to pull our collective legs in this piece he wrote for the Huffington Post, quote below:
"Most pastors I know do not have satisfying, free, sexual conversations and liberties with their wives. At the risk of being even more widely despised than I currently am, I will lean over the plate and take one for the team on this. It is not uncommon to meet pastors' wives who really let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness. A wife who lets herself go and is not sexually available to her husband in the ways that the Song of Songs is so frank about is not responsible for her husband's sin, but she may not be helping him either."
I hardly think that if Haggard's wife is fat this is why the man is such a despicable hypocrite. Let me state now that I have no idea what Haggard's wife looks like and I am not an evangelical, whatever that is.
I do know that the REAL problem here is not the above. The REAL problem is not even that Haggard is a homosexual. The REAL problem is not that Haggard was into drugs in a most unsavory matter. The REAL problem is that this man should have recused himself long ago from any ascension into the realms of religious leadership of his church.
Come on, Haggard's own church and the congregation of evangelical churches he represents are against homosexuality. This does not mean those parishioners are right or wrong on the issue but damn it it's what they believe.
Suppose I were to continue a climb deep into the pit of the NAACP when I am a closeted member of the KKK? First thing I hide my white robes and get elected President of a local chapter. Then I continue in my quest for power until I am at the helm of the group when everything I am is directly opposite of the group's reason for existence.
Okay, so I am a caucasion and would likely achieve no status in the NAACP, KKK or not. The point is the actual daily struggle to gain the power and status as Haggard's position gave him, the man, each and every day, committed a sin. He knew what he was yet he continued on seeking more power. Haggard didn't get to his vaunted status overnight.
I despair of all the young people of both Haggard's own church and the other churches represented by him as President of the Evangelicals. These people have really had their beliefs shattered.
And don't think the release of Haggard's hypocrisy right before the election is accidental. Things like this are NEVER accidental. I'm betting the vast majority of those evangelicals are Republicans.
Yet I feel no sorrow for Haggard. He's known all along what he was. Perhaps next time we'll stop being lied to by the hypocrites.
A Midterm Winner Most Intriguing
Seems the state of Hawaii elected the first transgendered candidate.
Kim Coco Iwamoto has earned a seat on Hawaii's statewide Board of Education. According to national advocacy groups, she becomes the country's highest-elected openly transgender person.
Iwamoto was born on Kauai and attended all-boys Saint Louis High School on Oahu
The Board of Education?
If Iwo Jima Happened Today
Composed by none other than Zell Miller.
This site has so many enlightening pics and the music is stirring.
From GoodoldDogs.com, below a quote from a current Lamestream reporter about Iwo Jima were any of this current crop of "journalists" alive back then.
We'd like to know what you think.
Call the number on the bottom of the screen.
Give us your opinions on these three questions:
1. Were the Marines properly trained?
2. Is this nothing of an island worth all these lives?
3. Has the president once again misled the American people?
On the Government
Forget all the rhetoric, the chuckle below sums it all up handily.
A Montana rancher was overseeing his livestock in a remote mountainous pasture when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.
The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the rancher, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf ?"
The rancher looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing animals and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany.
Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored.
He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color,150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the rancher and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."
"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says the rancher.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then the rancher says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"
" You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government," says the rancher.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
"No guessing required." answered the rancher. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about cows... this is a flock of sheep. Now, give me back my dog!"
Election Fraud-the Stories Begin
Below is just one example of election ineptitude and today I understand that FLORI-DUH STILL has problems with the machines.
Although objectively, the Midterm 2006 elections mostly went fine besides the thousands of fraudulent voter registrations turned in by ACORN.
Still, keep eyes and ears open. Some close elections are STILL undecided almost a week after the deed.
From the Indychannel.com:
All of the votes cast in Marion County still had not been counted as of early Wednesday afternoon because some voting machines had not been turned in to election headquarters.
The county's Democratic Party attacked County Clerk Doris Anne Sadler for what they called her mismanagement of Tuesday's election, 6News' Derrik Thomas reported.
Democrat Chairman Ed Treacy compared the county's election troubles with what used to happen in Soviet bloc countries.
Sixty-six regular voting machines were not returned to election headquarters as of noon Wednesday, and none of the electronic voting machines was returned, Thomas reported.
Finally, Laurel and Hardy
Senator Ted Kennedy won handily in Massachusetts although he's a murderer yet he wins without challenge each and every time.
And let us not forget his Comrade, Senator John Kerry, smarter than any U.S. soldier by half again.
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