To my liberal friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
To my conservative friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Desiree Farooz, of CodePink, a lunatic left fringe anti-war group at the forefront of the faux progressive movement, assaults the Secretary of State today, the latest in a continuing series of bizarre public displays which only serve to undermine the cause of legitimate peace activists.
Condoleezza Rice Attacked At Capitol Hill Hearing(CBS) WASHINGTON An anti-war demonstrator accosted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she arrived to testify at a hearing on Capitol Hill, shouting "war criminal" before being dragged away by security.
Members of the Capitol Police department also removed several members of the anti-war group "Code Pink" from the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing room, who struggled as they left.
The hearing began on schedule and Rice's testimony did not appear to be affected by the incident.
For these hypocritical "activists" who worship peace like its a god and then go around assaulting people they don't agree with, apparently there is no publicity stunt too absurd for them to self-justify.
Seung-Hui Cho (left) in U.S. Marines uniform, pulled from Wikipedia [Source]
Iraq link to campus killer Cho 19 Apr 2007 The sister of the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history works as a contractor for a State Department office that oversees billions of dollars in American aid for Iraq. Sun-kyung is employed by the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office, according to US officials and a State Department staff directory that says she works from an annex near the department's headquarters in Washington.
Cho's sister works for McNeil Technologies: Admistration official 17 Apr 2007 Seung-Hui Cho, the student who killed 32 people and then himself yesterday, left a long and "disturbing" note in his dorm room at Virginia Tech, say law enforcement sources... His older sister, Sun-Kyung, graduated from Princeton University in 2004. A source, who asked to be identified as a senior Administration official, said she works for McNeil Technologies, a firm contracted by the State Department to manage reconstruction efforts in Iraq. [From the McNeil Technologies website: 'Since 1985, McNeil Technologies has been a premier provider of critical professional services and reliable business solutions to the US Federal Government. We help government agencies meet some of their most complex service needs...' [Oh, I'm sure you do!] Overview of McNeil Technologies Intelligence Services: Our services and capabilities include: Intelligence Architecture Operations in support of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) which supports the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and other government agencies. HUMINT (Human Intel) operations in support of DIA, or with federal counter Intel outsourcing effort...]
Apparently these deceivers have no problem with overlooking logical fallacies in order to suggest the Bush Administration had something to do with Cho's rampage.
Appropriately so, Gonzales' testimony was delayed because of the horrific mass murder which had taken place at Virginia Tech the previous day.
Senate Delays Gonzales Testimony on Firings
After Slayings at College, Judiciary Panel Moves Session on Prosecutors to Thursday
Tuesday, April 17, 2007; Page A14
The Senate Judiciary Committee canceled testimony scheduled for today from Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales after concluding that the hearing would be inappropriate in the wake of yesterday's mass slayings at Virginia Tech.
Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said he postponed the hearing, which will focus on the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, until Thursday after conferring with Gonzales and the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.).
"I'm sure that he will want to be dealing with the matters of the shooting," Leahy said of Gonzales.
Justice Department spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos said: "The attorney general would like to testify as soon as possible. But out of respect for the family members impacted by this horrific tragedy he will defer to the chairman's judgment on when to hold the hearing."
Still, there are probably a few self-anointed "investigative journalists" out there in the blogosphere so driven by their all-consuming and debilitating hatred for Bush they will try to suggest Cho's sister "made him do it" as part of an Administration conspiracy to delay Gonzales' testimony.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Unsurprisingly, it's a direct offshoot from the manufacturers of outrage over at FreePress, and you can be sure that whack-job Robert McChesney is somehow involved. (Yes, indeed, he boasts of being co-founder of FreePress.)
Somewhere along the line faux progressives have confused our constitutionally-protected right to freedom of speech with the need for yet another government-run program which mandates forced listening to "alternative viewpoints."
The truth of the matter is the American people are well aware of these alternative viewpoints and are merely giving them attention commensurate with their perceived legitimacy, efficacy and sanity.
From the FreePress homepage:
Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications.Here we have yet another one-stop shop for some of the most blatantly liberal propaganda ever assembled, and still they have the unmitigated gall to bill themselves as a nonpartisan organization?
Just check out the ghoulish lineup from FreePress' most recent media "fright fest." These are not tolerant people seeking freedom and diversity in the marketplace of ideas, but rather an extremely small (yet quite vocal) minority dead set on bringing the power of the government to bear in cramming their anti-American and anti-Christian rhetoric down our throats.
Oh, my, faux progressives caught arrogantly and hypocritically preaching to others about "truth" again. Apparently their notion of speaking truth to power occurs when one lies through their teeth and suckers enough people into believing it.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It's a classic recipe followed time and again in "progressive" areas of the blogosphere...
Step 1: choose specific anti-American themes and memes.
Step 2: in support, cherry-pick "real" news, and present opinion as fact.
Step 3: manipulate readers into thinking they are the informed ones.
Step 4: make shameless pleas for "activists" and "truth-seekers" to send in donations.
With so many "progressives" arrogantly (and desperately) seeking to use their political and/or religious beliefs to assert their moral/intellectual superiority, there are certainly plenty of easy marks out there, and the proliferation of these "alternative media" sites confirms plenty of them are getting suckered in.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Yet faux progressives still have the gall to ridicule O'Reilly's "War on Christmas," which at least has some basis in fact, considering how vestiges of our country's Christian heritage are being systematically purged from the public square by people who are deeply offended by a cross on a 100-year-old municipal seal design or "God Bless America" being sung at a public school function.
Granted, those on the conservative side are also guilty of exaggerating various threats to our society, culture and national security, however, unlike the faux progressives, at least they are trumping up dangers which are real to begin with.
Considering he's legally funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to his wife...er...campaign consultant, of course all in the interest of making "progress" for his constituents, Bob evidently has good reason to smile.
From the police report:
The man was identified not only by the people there filming for him, but also by a business card he had on him that had his picture on it. The card read, "TheANDREWMEYER.com "Speak my mind." I asked him if he was Andrew Meyer and he said, "Yes, I am."
Meyer was transported to the Alachua County Detention Center by my myself and Officer Vinson. Meyer stated he just wanted Senator Kerry to hear what he had to say and that he was upset when he ended the questions without being heard. Meyer stated, on the way to the jail, "I am not mad at you guys, you didn't do anything wrong, you were just trying to do your job." Meyer was laughing and being lighthearted in the car, his demeanor completely changed once the cameras were not in sight. Meyer did ask, at one point, if the cameras were going to be at the jail.
Unsurprisingly, this lunatic had been spurred to action by one of the more commercially successful conspiracy mongers, Greg Palast:
In addition to raising the issue of vote fraud in 2004, Meyer asked Kerry about the possibility of impeaching President Bush and whether the two former opponents were members of the secret Yale University society Skull and Bones. Meyer said his questions were based on Greg Palast's book "Armed Madhouse," a year-old muckraking anti-Bush bestseller that Meyer waved wildly as he was being subdued by police.
Shamans and charlatans such as Palast, who under the guise of "investigative reporting" blatantly manipulate troubled minds with "hidden" insights based on half-truths and innuendo (and profit handsomely from it), ought to be held financially liable when the increased levels of anger and paranoia they are fueling become manifested in destructive or violent acts committed by their readers.