Saturday, June 24, 2006

Cox & Forkum
Questions for Al Gore

WHO Says Bird Flu Virus Mutated
Jun 23 12:12 PM US/Eastern

AP Medical Writer
JAKARTA, Indonesia

A World Health Organization investigation showed that the H5N1 virus mutated slightly in an Indonesian family cluster on Sumatra island, but bird flu experts insisted Friday it did not increase the possibility of a human pandemic.

The virus that infected eight members of a family last month _ killing seven of them _ appears to have slightly mutated in a 10-year-old boy, who is then suspected of passing the virus to his father, the WHO investigative report said.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Michelle Malkin Vents

This is too good!

Please pick me,
Please Lord........
......... make them pick me!

The good news keeps pouring in!
I thought I was dreaming when
I heard there is
a movement afoot to nominate
Al "The sky is falling" Gore
to run again in 'o8

via the;
the claremont institute
Behold the opening argument from the guys over at the new republic;
"The first pragmatic reason to be for Gore, then, is that he is electable. He won once. He can win again. This is not simply a slogan; it is a serious thought. I find, moreover, that there is an undercurrent of guilt around the country about the fact that the presidency was taken from him by a vote of 5 to 4, with the 5 votes coming from Supreme Court justices who, on any other matter, would otherwise have reflexively deferred on a matter of Florida votes to the power of the Florida courts whose judgment would have resulted in Al Gore being president and not George Bush. These "strict constructionists" and "originalists" suddenly turned activists. That Bush has been such a clot as a president, such a golem magnifies Gore's stature as a thinking person with beliefs he can defend honestly and persuasively. Imagine what would be the outcome of a rematch. My guess is that if there were a poll asking voters whom they had voted for in 2000, Gore would win by a landslide. I know people who are actually ashamed of having cast their ballots for George Bush. But Gore will not be running against Bush."
The Deflating Democrats
An excellent article about the state of the Democratic party.

read the whole article at-the American Thinker

Have you heard that strange sound at night lately? No, it’s not cicadas. That’s the Democrat bubble deflating, a phenomenon that recurs more frequently than every seventeen years, and sounds like this:


The Democrat bubble gets almost no press coverage, even though the media loves to report about other bubbles. Most Americans are certainly familiar with the stock market bubble of the late ’90s, as well as eager media reports for years of a looming real estate bubble, so far more imagined than real. But few people are aware that a political bubble has been forming this year and is starting to deflate."

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Senate Rejects Calls on Iraq Troop Pullout

And there was much rejoicing!
" The GOP-controlled Senate on Thursday rejected Democratic calls to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq by year's end, as the two parties sought to define their election-year positions on a war that has grown increasingly unpopular.

"Withdrawal is not an option. Surrender is not a solution," declared Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, who characterized Democrats as defeatists wanting to abandon Iraq before the mission is complete.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada, in turn, portrayed Republican leaders as blindly following President Bush's "failed" stay-the-course strategy. "It is long past time to change course in Iraq and start to end the president's open-ended commitment," he said.

In an 86-13 vote, the Senate turned back a proposal from some Democrats to require the administration to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by July 1, 2007, with redeployments beginning this year. No Republicans voted in favor of the plan. "
Outright lie of the month!
John Kerry actually said-
"I've never ever contemplated making any political decision dealing with life-and-death issues,""
can the left ever learn from history?

As David Horowitz noted back in 1997:
"Of all the misnomers of our political vocabulary, “progressive” is the most abusive and the most abused. “Progressive” is the accepted term for the political left today, just as it was 50 years ago, when it was used as a self-description by Communists and fellow-travelers who sought its protective cover even as they supported the most oppressive regimes in human history. In the later years of the Cold War, it was the term of choice for liberals as well, who thought that the Soviet system was “converging” with Reagan’s America, just before the Communist fall.

One of the more interesting characteristics of progressives is the way they seem to learn nothing from their experience, confounding the very idea of progress as a process of escaping from the myths of the past and acquiring knowledge. Today, self-styled “progressives” can be found supporting economic redistribution and state-sponsored racial discrimination, or memorializing the death anniversaries of totalitarian legends like Che Guevara, just as though the history of the last 50 years had never taken place. "

via-six meat buffet
WMD's Found!

How long have heard them repeat
ad-nauseum that there were no WMD's found in Iraq?
John Kerry and other dems cry "We were misled!"
Well, as usual, they were wrong.

via fox news
WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.
"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in a quickly called press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

Reading from a declassified portion of a report by the National Ground Intelligence Center, a Defense Department intelligence unit, Santorum said: "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist."
Click here to read the declassified portion of the NGIC report.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I think this article is right on the money.

An Inconvenient Paranoia
By Dennis Prager | June 20, 2006

"One day, our grandchildren may ask us what we did when Islamic fascism threatened the free world. Some of us will say we were preoccupied with fighting that threat wherever possible; others will be able to say they fought carbon dioxide emissions. One of us will look bad......"Observers of contemporary society will surely have noted that a liberal is far more likely to fear global warming than a conservative. Why is this?
"After all, if the science is as conclusive as Al Gore,
Time, Newsweek, The New York Times and virtually every other spokesman of the Left says it is, conservatives are just as likely to be scorched and drowned and otherwise done in by global warming as liberals will. So why aren't non-leftists nearly as exercised as leftists are?Do conservatives handle heat better? Are libertarians better swimmers? Do religious people love their children less?....."
An Inconvenient Paranoia
hat tip to conservative blog therapy

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

N. Korean threat activates shield

I remember back in the early 80's the media, the democrats and most people that I know said that Ronald Reagan was out of his mind. That SDI was "Star wars" They said that he was an "amiable dunce" who was living in a science fiction fantasy world.
"We can't afford it." "It will provoke the Soviet Union."

By Bill Gertz

June 20, 2006

The Pentagon activated its new U.S. ground-based interceptor missile defense system, and officials announced yesterday that any long-range missile launch by North Korea would be considered a "provocative act."
Poor weather conditions above where the missile site was located by U.S. intelligence satellites indicates that an immediate launch is unlikely, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

From Ronald Reagan 1983 "Star wars" speech:
What if free people could live secure in the knowledge that their security did not rest upon the threat of instant U.S. retaliation to deter a Soviet attack, that we could intercept and destroy strategic ballistic missiles before they reached our own soil or that of our allies?........
........I know th
is is a formidable, technical task, one that may not be accomplished before the end of the century. Yet, current technology has attained a level of sophistication where it's reasonable for us to begin this effort. It will take years, probably decades of efforts on many fronts. There will be failures and setbacks, just as there will be successes and breakthroughs. And as we proceed, we must remain constant in preserving the nuclear deterrent and maintaining a solid capability for flexible response. But isn't it worth every investment necessary to free the world from the threat of nuclear war? We know it is.

Yes Ronny, I know it was.

I'm glad that he did this, regardless of the polls and all the handringing. North Korea scares the hell out of me, but I can sleep at night knowing we have (however new and untried) it.
We would be further along if it were not for all you naysayers who did not believe.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Forked Tongue

Seventy-two coordinated attacks by Islamic terrorists, and not a single word in Western media.

Bangkok, 16 June (AKI) - Police in the southern Thai city of Narathiwat have arrested an Indonesian man who was found in possession of explosives, sparking fears that Muslim fundamentalists are planning new attacks in the south of the country.

A series of 72 bomb attacks by suspected Muslim militants were reported in the past two days in the southern provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani. Sumatra-born Sabri bin Emaeruding, 37, was arrested in a hut in Narathiwat in which police found material to prepare home-made explosives.