Saturday, May 13, 2006

This is a must see movie

For anyone who buys into the left wing media bias that the war in Iraq is going badly and the people of Iraq don't like us should see this movie.

The guys who made this movie handed out 150 video cameras to Iraqi's so they could tape whatever they wanted to. They gave them to Kurds, Suni's, Shia, Insurgents. kids and adults. This is a broad look at what life is like in Iraq, post Sadaam.

Voices of Iraq

you can rent this movie on netflix

Friday, May 12, 2006

Crush Liberalism: Quote of the day

"Matt Loser Lauer of the little-watched NBC network, regarding the dinosaur media's year-old rehashing (as if it were brand new) of the NSA terrorist surveillance program:

Will there be a huge political fallout? Americans are evenly split on the domestic program [i.e., the terrorist surveillance progam].

'Evenly split'? Since when did 66% of Americans supporting NSA's efforts become an 'even split'? Now I did go to college at Florida State, but I seem to recall that 66% is much greater than (i.e. not very close to 'even') 50%. Excellent math skills, Matt! I see journalism no longer requires a well-rounded education in the basics anymore. liberal media bias!"

via Crush Liberalism

Tony Snow continues his attack and the media is starting to cry!

"WASHINGTON - New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow continued to go after the media Thursday by accusing the Associated Press and Washington Post of unfair coverage of President Bush.

Since starting his job Monday, Snow has challenged five major news outlets in a clear signal that he will be more aggressive than his mild-mannered predecessor, Scott McClellan."
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Two faces of Liberalism

"IN A BOLD AND CONTROVERSIAL DECISION, the president authorized a program for the surveillance of communications within the United States, seeking to prevent acts of domestic sabotage and espionage. In so doing, he ignored a statute that possibly forbade such activity, even though high-profile federal judges had affirmed the statute's validity. The president sought statutory amendments allowing this surveillance but, when no such legislation was forthcoming, he continued the program nonetheless. And when Congress demanded that he disclose details of the surveillance program, the attorney general said, in no uncertain terms, that it would get nothing of the sort.

In short, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt charted a bold course in defending the nation's security in 1940, when he did all of these things."

The American Spectator:

Thursday, May 11, 2006


$137 billion increase revenue has come in since Bush's tax cuts.

Since Bush cut the capital gains tax (for his rich republican friends)
from 20% to 15% those rich guys have payed 14% MORE than before.

Let it Snow, let it Snow, let it Snow!

"WASHINGTON - New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is starting off in a combative mode against the press by issuing detailed rebuttals to what he considers unfair coverage of Bush.
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006 :: Columns :: Bush Derangement Syndrome by Charles Krauthammer - Dec 5, 2003

Bush Derangement Syndrome: the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush.

"Diane Rehm: ``Why do you think he (Bush) is suppressing that (Sept. 11) report?''

Howard Dean: ``I don't know. There are many theories about it. The most interesting theory that I've heard so far -- which is nothing more than a theory, it can't be proved -- is that he was warned ahead of time by the Saudis. Now who knows what the real situation is?''
-- ``Diane Rehm Show,'' NPR, Dec. 1"

It has been 25 years since I discovered a psychiatric syndrome (for the record: ``Secondary Mania,'' Archives of General Psychiatry, November 1978), and in the interim I haven't been looking for new ones. But it's time to don the white coat again. A plague is abroad in the land. :: Columns :: Bush Derangement Syndrome by Charles Krauthammer - Dec 5, 2003

Feinstein: I'm Inclined To Support Hayden

"Neil Cavuto interviewed Senator Dianne Feinstein about the nomination of General Michael Hayden as the replacement of Porter Goss at the CIA. Far from hostile to the appointment, Feinstein praised Hayden as a 'superb choice' for the Director position. She claimed than anyone familiar with the intelligence community would have listed Hayden as one of the three top picks for the position, and that while she would not commit to any vote before a thorough hearing, at the moment she was 'inclined' to support Hayden's nomination."
Captain's Quarters:

Monday, May 08, 2006

Jimmy Carter: Disgrace to the Human Race

"In his acceptance speech for the 1976 Democratic nomination, Jimmy Carter said a memorable phrase: The income tax system, he said, “is a disgrace to the human race.” It is certainly the best rhyme of Carter’s presidency, and it is still apt, because it describes Carter himself to a T."
The American Thinker- read more:

Jerusalem Post | 'Iran can also be wiped off the map'

Jerusalem Post | 'Iran can also be wiped off the map':

"Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Monday that 'the president of Iran should remember that Iran can also be wiped off the map.'

'Teheran is making a mockery of the international community's efforts to solve the crisis surrounding Iran's nuclear program,' Peres told Reuters, adding that 'Iran presents a danger to the entire world, not just to us.'"

the New York Times defends Zarqari

What's the Rumpus?:

"XDA has a very telling quote from the NY Times. It reveals, remarkably, what can only be perceived as their defense of Zarqawi in his now infamous Dukakis moment. Here's the quote:

The weapon in question is complicated to master, and American soldiers and marines undergo many days of training to achieve the most basic competence with it. Moreover, the weapon in Mr. Zarqawi’s hands was an older variant, which makes its malfunctioning unsurprising. The veterans said Mr. Zarqawi, who had spent his years as a terrorist surrounded by simpler weapons of Soviet design, could hardly have been expected to know how to handle it."

Hilary's friends

Captain's Quarters: "Hillary Clinton may have owe a few explanations for the company she kept on her path to the Senate and her presumed presidential bid in 2008. The explanation for John Burgess and International Profit Associates will make for an interesting read, as the company's owner -- a convicted thief and john of an underage prostitute -- has emerged as one of Hillary's most prominent contributors:"
Jimmy Carter Shills for Hamas

Good lord. I know Jimmy Carter is a lifetime honoree of the
LGF Idiotarian Award, but this is really something else,
as he argues in the International Herald Tribune that
Hamas is dedicated to peace.

He acknowledges that Hamas has refused to recognize
Israel’s right to exist, but helpfully adds, “while their territory
is being occupied,” even though Hamas themselves do not.
(Maybe Jimmah was impressed by their nice new suits.)

via Little green footballs
Bush to Nominate Hayden for CIA Director

Washington Post,
The Associated Press
Monday, May 8, 2006; 8:23 AM

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will name Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden to lead the embattled CIA on Monday despite criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike about a military officer taking over the helm of the civilian spy agency.

"He'll be reporting to the president of the United States, not Don Rumsfeld," the secretary of defense, said National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. Other military officers have led the CIA, Hadley said. "So the precedents are clear."

Hayden will be nominated to replace Porter Goss, who resigned under pressure Friday.

To balance the CIA between military and civilian leadership, the White House plans to move aside the agency's No. 2 official, Vice Admiral Albert Calland III, who took over as deputy director less than a year ago, two senior administration officials said. Other personnel changes also are likely, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the changes are not ready to announce.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he was concerned that Hayden's nomination would detract from the real issue of intelligence reform.

"The debate in the Senate may end up being about the terrorist surveillance program and not about the future of the CIA or the intelligence community, which is exactly where the debate needs to be," Hoekstra said on CBS' "The Early Show."

"This is about whether we still have alignment and agreement between the executive branch and Congress as to where intelligence reform needs to go," he said.

Hadley made the rounds of morning television shows to defend Hayden's selection. "We think the issue is getting the best man for the job and the president has determined that Mike Hayden is the best man for the job," Hadley told The Associated Press.

White House counselor Dan Bartlett said Hayden would be the fifth CIA chief in uniform. "He has been viewed as a non-comformist and an independent thinker," Bartlett said.

Hadley said that any nominee to lead the CIA would face questions about the controversial domestic surveillance program by the National Security Agency and that Hayden, the former director of the agency, was the best man to answer those questions.

If Hayden were confirmed, military officers would run all the major spy agencies, from the ultra-secret National Security Agency to the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Hoekstra's sentiment was echoed by Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, who said that Hayden's military background would be a "major problem," and several Democrats who made the rounds of the Sunday television talk shows. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., said Hayden could leave agents with the impression that the CIA has been "just gobbled up by the Defense Department."

Some lawmakers, like Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, suggested that he might think about resigning his military post if he were going to head the CIA. But Hoekstra and Chambliss were among those who said that wouldn't solve the problem.

"Just resigning commission and moving on, putting on a striped suit, a pinstriped suit versus an Air Force uniform, I don't think makes much difference," Chambliss said on ABC's "This Week."

Talk of Hayden's possible nomination has reignited the debate over the Bush's administration's domestic surveillance program, which Hayden used to oversee as the former head of the National Security Agency.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he would use a Hayden nomination to raise questions about the legality of the program and did not rule out holding it up until he gets answers. "I'm not going to draw any lines in the sand until I see how the facts evolve," Specter said on Fox.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., defended Hayden.

"In all due respect to my colleagues _ and I obviously respect their views _ General Hayden is really more of an intelligence person than he is an Air Force officer," McCain said on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "I think that we should also remember that there had been other former military people who have been directors of the CIA."

Retired Adm. Stansfield Turner, who headed the CIA during the Carter administration, said he did not think Hayden was a good choice.

"I happen to think not because I happen to think the wiretapping was illegal and we need to clarify that for the whole American public, and the debate of his nomination will do that, I believe," Turner said on CBS' "The Early Show."


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