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Thursday, May 27, 2004

The Hysterical Left 

AlGorebot v 2.004 made another of his hysterical speeches yesterday. Was it in front of average people who coma from all walks of life? No. It was in front of the radical, virulently anti-AmeriKKKan group, MoveOn.org. AlGorebot made his second charge the Pres. B betrayed us. The Left whines about how their patriotism is attacked whenever their record is questioned. However, this is the second time that AlGorebot has claimed Pres. B betrayed the nation. That is as close to accusing the president of treason one can get without using the word treason. Why doesn't AlGorebot back up his claim in the responsible media? AlGorebot is preaching to the choir, he is as MoveOn.org is doing, playing fast and very loose with the facts. He is repeating the same charges that have been proven false. Today's Opinion Journal weave together the threads and shows us that much more likely than not, Iraq had connections with al-Qaeda. AlGorebot ignores the evidence that shows this. The Left is also repeating the charge that there are no WMDs in Iraq. I guess they don't think sarin gas, which can kill in about 10 minutes, is a WMD. They also trumpet that David Kay said there were no stock piles of WMDs. They just leave out the fact that David Kay has cited numerous examples of UN violations and he has defended the liberation of Iraq. AlGorebot called for the resignation of several Bush Administration officials. The Nest has a long memory, but not a perfect one, so we may have missed AlGorebot calling for the resignation of officials in the Clinton Administration after


All of this begs the question, what would AlGorebot have done after 9/11? The question is academic, and thankfully, America was not put into the position having that question answered. I believe that AlGorebot would have filed papers for an arrest warrant in NY's Federal Court, and Usama bin Ladin would still be running things in Afghanistan. I remember reading on MSNBC.com after 9/11 that several AlGorebot programmers admitted privately that they were glad that Bush was in charge after 9/11 because AlGorebot would have left the same Clinton staffers in security positions who were ambivalent to American security.

Above, I mentioned that MoveOn.org played fast and very loose with the facts. They are running a commercial that shows the Statue of Liberty, at first the base, and then moves up to show her head covered with a black sack. The narrator talks about how we were told that we went into Iraq to spread democracy, etc. but being MoveOn.org they are only saying this to get attention to the money line, "It has been reported that Donald Rumsfeld initiated a plan that authorized the [abuses at Abu Ghraib]." Reported by whom? We all know Indymedia, DU, and MoveOn.org are not credible media sources. If this was a responsible ad, it would cite who reported this, and when. Whenever a political add cites a quote, they name the newspaper and the date of the quote. MoveOn.org's ad cannot do that however because the only people who believe that some abuses that happened between 2 and 4 in the morning would be systematic. As usual, it is the Left who is playing politics with our national security.

War For Oil Update 435 days after the start of the War For Oil, gas prices remain high.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The Game of Politics 

Congress is no longer involved in the business of government. They are playing a game with the people of America. The object of the game? Take all the power away from the individual, and keep it for themselves without us knowing about it. People love to talk about the corruption money brings into politics. So, in a typical congressional knee-jerk reaction, the McCain-Feingold incumbancy protection bill is passed. It didn't take money out of politics, it appears to do that, but leaves in enough loop holes that the peasants of America think it does. The thing that it does effectively though, is that it takes free speech out political races. It completely outlaws issue advocacy groups while leaving nonpartisan groups the ability to air false adds on TV i.e. MoveOn.org. Money not in politics. Don't make me laugh. Barry Goldwater said it best in his autobiography where he says that congress people are always running for reelection. We see that now in all the fake outrage expressed during committee "hearings" where the speaker goes off four and half minutes on a soliloquy and then asks a completely asinine question. What's the point of these hearings? Face time on camera. If a congress person is on camera, then they are obviously doing something right? There are two ways in which to make our government "a government for the people, by the people and of he people." Sen. Zell Miller (D GA) proposed one thing to end the power of Senators who spend too much time wasting taxpayer money and that would be to get rid of the 17th amendment. Instead of having senators pander and then pretend to look out for us peasants who do not have the same power we do, they should be appointed by state legislators to look out for the interests of the states as was originally intended. If Senators are not constantly campaigning for reelection, they won't have to pander to the electorate and they can conduct the business of the government. The other thing, is to amend the Constitution to institute term limits into the House. I personally would say eight years, mainly because of the president also serving eight years. Another, more practical reason for an eight year limited would be that if Representatives only served one term, they House would not have any continuousy to it, and too much time would be spent every knew Congressional session setting the House up to conduct the government business.
Too many politicians decry the money given to them by special interests, while taking as much of it as they can. As the McCain-Feingold incumbancy protection act proves to us, Congress will write loopholes into laws it passes that are supposed to limit its power, but are in reality are only used for show. They real way to take corruption out of politics? Give power back to the people, don't take it away from us.

War For Oil Update 433 days after the start of the War For Oil, the cheap oil from Iraq that Haliburton took us to war for has yet to reach America.
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