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Monday, January 29, 2007

John Kerry - International Pariah

John Kerry's musings on the International Pariah that conferred Senate privilidges on him.

Hizzhonor the Junior Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry was quoted in the Fars News Agency yesterday as supporting Iran's pursuit of nuclear technology.

Citing the Tehran news agency Sweetness and Light quotes the following excerpt from Fars;

Former US presidential nominee John Kerry voiced full support for the Islamic Republic’s right to use civilian nuclear technology on the basis of the rules and regulations of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NTP).

Addressing a world Economic Forum meeting in Davos Switzerland on Saturday, Kerry also strongly rejected West’s demanded prerequisites for the resumption of nuclear talks with Iran.

Noting with approval the views of the ever-forward looking Senator, the agency wrote that; "Kerry, whose remarks followed a speech by Iran’s former President Seyed Mohammad Khatami, stated his support for Khatami’s views, and said Americans find out - only when they are outside their country - that the world is different from what they imagine."

Well obviously we the ignorant unwashed masses of the American public have no clue as to the comings and goings of world events as do globe trotting travelers such as the esteemed Senator from Massachusetts.

Sweetness and Light points to the Senators staunch record on non-proliferation when it came the the US, remembering that Kerry championed the "nuclear freeze" movement in the United States.

And lest you get the far-fetched idea that the Senator has any convictions other than those that are dictated to him by sundry interest groups, Sweetness and Light also posts a memo addressed to JK, (that's John Kerry for the rest of us) regarding what then-Senatorial candidate Kerry was to say if questioned about his "views" on the Trident missle program.

"According to Paul Walker, who graded the Freeze questionaire, and who gave you a 94 and Shannon at 100 grade, your stated position on the Trident is what marked you down. He feels that the correct position is to say that you are against funding the Trident sub or missle at this time, and that we should rescind funding for the last six subs because this would put the United States in violation of SALT II."

Do you believe this dear friend?

There's more.

"...it is critically important that we get a 100% rating from this group. You should explain ......how your position was mis-interpreted so that he will correct the rating before it is distributed to the board tomorrow evening."

Is this all starting to come together now?

The Senator is coached by his handlers on what he is suppossed to believe!

He doesn't have a single view or conviction on anything of any substance unless it is handed to him on a cue card!

Perhaps this helps put into context such Kerry flip-flops as catalogued by Kerry friendly CBS:

On funding the Iraq war:

“I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it.”

"I would not have gone to war. That's plain and simple."

"I would have voted for the authority (to go to war). I believe it was the right authority for a president to have.”

Referring to the Israeli Security Fence:

“We don't need another barrier to peace. Provocative and counterproductive measures only harm Israelis.”

Kerry later referred to the building of the fence as, "a legitimate act of self-defense,".

On the Patriot Act the Senator stated that, “it has to do with things that really were quite necessary in the wake of what happened on Sept. 11.”

He later proposed, “replacing the Patriot Act with a new law that protects our people and our liberties at the same time.”

If all of this head-jerking back and forth has left you reeling, you may want to take a moment to ask yourself who's animating John Kerry now?

Hmmmm.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Doing his part in the political war against George Bush and the security of the United States is freshman Senator John Kerry. Also known as Jon Carry to the troops stuk in Irak.

Senator Kerry took some time out of his globe trotting schedule to drop in at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

While sharing the stage and spotlight with former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami the junior Senator noted:

“So we have a crisis of confidence in the Middle East — in the world, really. I’ve never seen our country as isolated, as much as a sort of international pariah for a number of reasons as it is today.”…

Kerry criticized what he called the “unfortunate habit” of Americans to see the world “exclusively through an American lens.”

In the estimation of the inesteemable Senator Kerry, WE are the pariah's for fighting terrorists and killing them.

The story of the latest travelogue of this unapoligetically anti-American slimeball is covered by (appropriately enough) Hot Air here.

Michelle Malkin also notes the Senator's recent appearance in Davos and the reaction of Blackfive.

I thank God for the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth.

Anti-war demonstrators converged on the nation's capitol yesterday to lend their support to appeasement and retreat of the United States from the Middle East.

Notable Hollywood lowlifes such as "Hanoi Jane" Fonda, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins were in Washington D.C. to protest the war in Iraq.

Michelle Malkin has pictures of the day of protest here.

The Washington Post narrates some of the action here.

From the article:

"Getting her (Fonda) to speak at the massive rally was a breeze, organizers said. Leslie Cagan, who works for United for Peace and Justice and is a longtime friend, e-mailed an invitation."

Background information on Jane Fonda's friends at "United for Peace and Justice" is found here at Discover the Networks.

If you can bear the sight, Little Green Footballs has a video of the best of the moronic convergence here.

Don't be too surprised if you see this same crowd of "celebrities" in Tehran hobnobbing with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs sometime soon.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Michelle Malkin has a post up about Alexandra Pelosi daughter of US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Pelosi (the younger) highlights the antics of odd people in an odd church and paints them as representative of all evangelical Christians.

Michelle's post is located here. Ms. Pelosi's "documentary" would be better described as a mockumentary.

Also up at Sweetness and Light is a piece about Senator Barrak Hussein Obama's Pastor and Spiritual mentor the Reverand Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Paraphrasing Dr. Anthony Canpote the Rev. Wright notes;

Racism is alive and well. Racism is the American way.
Racism is how this country was founded, and how this country is still run.

We bombed Cambodia, Iraq and Nicaragua, killing women and children, while trying to turn public opinion against Castro and Qaddafi.

More about the teachings of Obama's church are here.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hugo Chavez of Venezuela says, "Go to hell, gringos! Go home!" in his fireside chat to to Venezuelans this Sunday according to the AP.

The aspiring el Presidente for life Chavez was miffed that U.S. diplomats questioned his recent plans to rule by decree and strengthen his grip on the country. The AP reports that, "The National Assembly, which is controlled by the president's political allies, is expected to give final approval this week to what it calls the "enabling law," which would give Chavez the authority to pass a series of laws by decree during an 18-month period."

As my homies in the Barrio where I grew up would counsel the little Socialist in Caracas, "Ora'le Vato! It's no good to be a Vato Loco this close to April fools day! Maybe you should try and be a little more polite!"

In what will make for a packed year for punditry, Mrs. Clinton yesterday entered the fray to become the 44th President of the United States. The former first lady and junior Senator from New York opened her campaign with an obligatory swipe at President Bush in a videotaped message on her web site stating, "After six years of George Bush it is time to renew the promise of America...".

In a written statement posted on her website Mrs. Clinton further criticized the President for what she called, "six years of Bush administration failures."

Bandwidth limitations on her website did not permit Mrs. Clinton to elaborate on the eight years of memorable Clinton administration failures such as:

The botched mission to Somalia that resulted in eighteen dead and seventy-three wounded U.S. servicemen in an intervention that would culminate in an ignominous retreat by the U.S. from that war-ravaged country in March of 1994. (In bitter irony, the intervention in Somalia was captioned Operation Restore Hope.)

The suicide attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden.

The return of Elian Gonzalez, a refuge from the Communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro back to Cuba in June of 2000.

The articles of Impeachment drawn up against President William Jefferson Clinton as outlined by the House of Representatives in 1998 as:

Article 1: Perjury before Independent Counsel Ken Starr's grand jury.
Article 2: Perjury in the Paula Jones civil case.
Article 3: Obstruction of Justice related to the Jones case.
Article 4: Abuse of Power by making perjurious statements to Congress in his answers to the 81 questions posed by the Judiciary Committee.

The fifty-one day seige (More time than it took for Bush to invade and conquer Iraq) of the Branch Dividian compound that resulted in the deaths of more than eighty of the cult members and their children.

Johnny Chung, the Democratic Party fund raiser who agreed to plead guilty to election law violations and cooperate in a Justice Department investigation into illegal campaign fund-raising in the 1996 elections. Johnny Chung was a frequent visitor to the Clinton White House making nearly fifty visits to the White House and on one visit gave a $50,000 check to Maggie Williams then-chief of staff for Mrs. Clinton which was later delivered inside the White House according to CNN. Due to the heat Mr. Chung's contributions were generating for the Clinton's the DNC returned over $300,000 because of questions regarding the source of the money.

Filegate, where over 1000 confidential FBI files were gathered by White House aides D. Craig Livingstone and Anthony Marceca in 1993 and 1994. (As reported in NewsMax; (Linda) Tripp's sworn testimony also implicated Mrs. Clinton in potential Filegate illegality."...in his Nov. 19 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, (Kenneth) Starr announced that he had uncovered no impeachable wrongdoing in Filegate, adding that his investigation showed that White House involvement in the FBI file scandal went no higher than Livingstone and Marceca." "Tripp's sworn statements to Judicial Watch blatantly contradict Starr's conclusions and suggest that the Independent Counsel has overlooked serious evidence that top White House aides, including Mrs. Clinton herself, may have been involved in a conspiracy to violate the 1974 Privacy Act. Starr has offered no explanation as to why Livingstone and Marceca remain unindicted after more than two years of his Filegate investigation.")

Travelgate, where seven long-time employees of the White House travel office were summarily fired and replaced with Clinton friends from Arkansas.

More hilarity is outlined here in Progressive Review.

Ever poised, Mrs. Clinton declared her candidacy for the office of President of the United States on her website with the words, "I'm in..and I'm in to win."

I'm just relieved Bill didn't say it.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Speaker of the House Nancy (San Fran Nan') Pelosi lashed out at the President Bush on Good Morning America yesterday. Mrs. Pelosi said on the morning show, "The president knows that because the troops are in harm's way that we won't cut off the resources,"...."That's why he's moving so quickly to put them in harm's way."

The latest in the war of words between the President and the leading lights of the Democratic Party was outlined in an article covered by Reuters on Friday.

Responding to Mrs. Pelosi's broadside the White House countered through spokesperson Dana Perino that, "Those particular comments were poisonous,..."Speaker Pelosi was arguing in essence that the president is putting young men and women in harm's way for tactical political reasons," Perino added, "President Bush is sending the troops to Iraq quickly because he wants to win."

I thank God that this batch of Democrats were not around when we were fighting the Nazis on one side of the globe, and the Japanese on the other. Can you imagine the talking points they would have offered up then?

"We should not send our young men over to fight the enemy, they might become more targets."

"Don't send our young men to die for Britain."

And you'd have Lee Hamilton add for good measure;

"Let's talk with Chancellor Hitler, he seems like a reasonable man. "Do we have so little confidence in the diplomats of the United States that we're not willing to let them talk with somebody we disagree with?" All the new Germany desires is work and peace." (Adolf Hitler: The New Germany desires Work and Peace. Speeches by Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler, the Leader of the New Germany. With an introduction by Dr. Joseph Goebbels.)

"They want a stable and safe Europe too."

What a bunch.

I'm almost afraid to ask, can they get any more evil and stupid?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The President addressed the nation in his long awaited speech on Iraq and the direction of his new policy to prosecute the war.

Fox News has the transcript here.

Some of the memorable items from the speech:

Failure in Iraq would be a disaster for the United States.

Only the Iraqis can end the sectarian violence and secure their people. And their government has put forward an aggressive plan to do it.

Our past efforts to secure Baghdad failed for two principal reasons: There were not enough Iraqi and American troops to secure neighborhoods that had been cleared of terrorists and insurgents. And there were too many restrictions on the troops we did have. Our military commanders reviewed the new Iraqi plan to ensure that it addressed these mistakes. They report that it does. They also report that this plan can work.

Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity — and stabilizing the region in the face of the extremist challenge. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We will interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.

Acting on the good advice of Senator Joe Lieberman and other key members of Congress, we will form a new, bipartisan working group that will help us come together across party lines to win the war on terror. This group will meet regularly with me and my Administration, and it will help strengthen our relationship with Congress.

In these dangerous times, the United States is blessed to have extraordinary and selfless men and women willing to step forward and defend us. These young Americans understand that our cause in Iraq is noble and necessary - and that the advance of freedom is the calling of our time. They serve far from their families, who make the quiet sacrifices of lonely holidays and empty chairs at the dinner table. They have watched their comrades give their lives to ensure our liberty. We mourn the loss of every fallen American - and we owe it to them to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told the Jerusalem Post that the idea of an Iran with nuclear weapons is unacceptable.

Rep. Hoyer (D) of Maryland also held out the possibility of the use of force to make Iran comply with International demands.

Regarding the possible use of force Hoyer told the JPost, "It's not an option we want to consider until we know there is no other option."

Well, I'd call this a bit of good news coming from the new Congress.

The lunatics currently running the terror abetting government of Iran issued a pointed warning to Israel in response to yesterday's article that appeared in the Sunday London Times claiming that Israel is preparing a nuclear attack on the "peace-loving" Mullacracy of Iran.

The Iranian government stated that, "anyone who attacks will regret their actions very quickly." This latest warning was issued by the benevolent dictators of Iran and reported on the Jerusalem Post's website today.

No doubt this warning was part of Iran's current "Peace Offensive".

Paying lip service to the current "diplomatic efforts" to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev stated, "The focus of the Israeli activity today is to give full support to diplomatic actions and the expeditious and full implementation of Security Council resolution 1737. If diplomacy succeeds, the problem can be solved peaceably."

This reminds me of how the problem of the Sudetenland was settled peacefully in Munich back in 1938 by Neville Chamberland and Adolph Hitler.

It amazes me how this time in history parallels that of the 1930's in its conduct of resolving international disputes.

In addressing members of Parliament after his infamous Munich agreement with Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini, British Prime Minister Chamberland sought to console the skeptics over his arrangement to hand the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to the ravenous Adolph Hitler. Prime Minister Chamberland stated in eloquent prose, "It is my hope and my belief, that under the new system of guarantees, the new Czechoslovakia will find a greater security than she has ever enjoyed in the past. . . ."

The next words uttered by Neville Chamberlain are utterly laughable in light of history.

"With regard to Signor Mussolini, . . . I think that Europe and the world have reason to be grateful to the head of the Italian government for his work in contributing to a peaceful solution."
Of course Signor Mussolini mentioned here was Benito Mussolini the fascist dictator of Italy from 1923 to 1943 who ruthlessly put down dissent and allied himself with Adolph Hitler at the start of the Second World War.

The Prime Minister goes on to express how Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy were pinning for peace. Oh if only there were a way for all of us to stretch our arm across the water, hold hands and sing! He says of his continental hosts; "They shared all our anxieties and all our hopes. They rejoiced with us that peace was preserved, and with us they look forward to further efforts to consolidate what has been done."
These ideas could just as easily have been said by the the people calling for peace in our time today.

One outspoken Member of Parliament in the 1930's was Winston Churchill. On October 5th 1938 in his speech to Parliament titled "A Total and Unmitigated Defeat" Mr. Churchill began by saying,
"I will, therefore, begin by saying the most unpopular and most unwelcome thing. I will begin by saying what everybody would like to ignore or forget but which I must nevertheless be stated, namely, that we have sustained a total and unmitigated defeat, and that France has suffered even more than we have . . . ."
Sir Winston continued in his speech outlining the total victory that Germany had achieved at Munich and the utter defeat the Western powers had sustained.

He ended his speech by noting the following,
"we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road; they should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equilibrium of Europe has been deranged, and that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies.

"Thou are weighed in the balance and found wanting."

And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigor, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."
Is there any doubt that we are in such a time of danger today as that which faced the Western Powers in that day?

If there are lessons to be learned in history as I believe there are they teach us that to bow to tyrants who threaten us today, is to meet them at a worse time tomorrow.

I believe George Bush when he states that we will not accept a nuclear Iran.

I hope and pray that Israel's government of Ehud Olmert will stand fast to its stated position that it will not tolerate a nuclear Iran either.

Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran reports the London Times Online.

This is either a very dumb move of Olmert's government to let news like this slip or a ver shrewd move by letting Iran and the world know that Israel is not bluffing. Of course given the poor performance by the IDF in fighting Hezbollah in Lebanon recently one wonders if Israel's enemies take her seriously in this latest round of saber rattling.

From the Times article;

"Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources."

Thursday, January 04, 2007

U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal., officially assumed her position as Speaker of the House for the 110th Congress yesterday. Before the Congress convened, there was much celebration and conviviality to be had for the first woman to hold the title as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The L.A. Times crafted a glowing piece today on the celebration for Mrs. Pelosi's impressive political achievement. The article noted:


I find the article's juxtaposition of the word ascension used in context with Mrs. Pelosi's Roman Catholic roots particularly odious given that one, Liberals tend to deride and disdain religion in general and people of faith in particular and two, Mrs. Pelosi's ardent support of a practice that is anathema to the teachings of the Church, that of abortion on demand.

The article goes on to soften the image of the new Speaker of the House by recounting her Italian bona fides. As my own dear Italian grandmother would have said, "Dey hada Cannoli atta da reception after da' Massa. Da Cannoli comma froma da bakery ona da streeta wher SHE grew upa. Da whyta lillies ona da altar were her favorita flowr. E lei una studentessa di universita di trinita. U no whadi I meana?

I don't see how the writers of such fluff pieces are able to keep typing without laughing in print.

The article goes on to mention that finger sandwiches and petits fours were set at The Mellon Auditorium for the crowd who, " roared at times with approval for the most powerful woman in Washington, who at one point stood on the stage and flexed her biceps."

Yes! On Wednesday the most powerful woman in Washington,....flexed....her....biceps!

The Washington Times reported that Mrs. Pelosi referred to herself as "the most powerful woman in America," (and)...flexed her right muscle like a weight lifter to much applause at an event yesterday titled a "women's tea."

This was not just any tea. This was tea for the most powerful woman in America!

Why not the world?

Does the Bible not say that "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." ? (Proverbs 16:18 - Amplified Bible)

In his Encyclical Letter "Evangelium vitae" of March 25th 1995, the late Pope John Paul II wrote of "The incomparable worth of the human person" and the "New threats to human life". The Pontiff cited "The Second Vatican Council, in a passage which retains all its relevance today, forcefully condemned a number of crimes and attacks against human life." The Pope repeated that condemnation in the name of the whole Church and referenced the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, 27 when he entered into his Encyclical the following:

"Whatever is opposed to life itself, such as any type of murder, genocide, abortion, euthanasia, or wilful self-destruction, whatever violates the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, torments inflicted on body or mind, attempts to coerce the will itself; whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where people are treated as mere instruments of gain rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others like them are infamies indeed. They poison human society, and they do more harm to those who practise them than to those who suffer from the injury. Moreover, they are a supreme dishonour to the Creator".
Mrs. Pelosi is a very intelligent person and clearly a leader among her peers. I hope she comes to her senses regarding the matter of abortion and leads the Democratic Party out of its bondage to "choice". I also hope that she will lead the Congress on a path of cooperation and integrity as she has pledged to do. And I hope that she will work with this President to insure that this generation and generations to come in Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the Middle East are freed from the threat of terror and tyranny.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan and fellow sixties-retreads disrupted a news conference held by House Democrats today. Chanting slogans like "de-escalate, investigate, troops home now" the band of rabble rousers succeeded in ending the Press Conference held in the Cannon House Office Building in an area open to the public.

Illionois Representative Rahm Emanuel the Democratic Caucus Chairman had called the conference to announce Democratic plans to ban lobbyist-funded travel as well as other ethics reforms. Rep. Emanual announced that the Democratic caucus members would leave the conference and return after the demonstrators had left. Before chanting, Sheehan received a hug from the new chairman of the House Judiciary committee John Conyers of Michigan says the Washington Business Journal. On Wednesday Rep. Nancy (San Fran Nan') Pelosi met with Cindy Sheehan and her supporters according to Fox News.

The Dems have courted and continue to flirt with the anti-war, Bush-is-Hitler, Haliburton-Haliburton-Haliburton crowd thinking they can manage to keep them under control. The Democratic leadership will soon learn that this group will not be controlled by anyone except other unhinged, die-hard members of the lunatic left.

Mother Sheehan told reporters, "We wanted the Democrats to know they're back in power because of the grass roots,..." I'm not sure what type of grass Ms. Sheehan was refering to by that comment but to disperse this surly, scruffy band the next time they go and disrupt a news conference the Dems might try sprinkling them with Patchouli oil.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Call me shocked.

Boise State with a fine football program under the leadership of Chris Petersen forged a team with an undefeated record this year and beat the mighty Sooners of Oklahoma in a 43-42 overtime show-stopper. Oh sure they're good but they beat the Sooners?

I'm still shocked.

Boise State as champions of the lightly regarded, (until last night) Western Athletic Conference are still not guaranteed a berth in the BCS but they proved last night that they belong with the other bright lights in football after their stunning win over Oklahoma.

That leaves Boise and Ohio State as the only teams with perfect records this year.

Next week the Ohio State Buckeyes meet Florida in Glendale, Arizona for the BCS championship. The Broncos want a shot at playing the Buckeyes next week. With a perfect record and after playing a game like that against the Sooners who can blame them?

Bronco Sports has a good round-up here.

I say bring it on!

Ban Ki-Moon of South Korea became the eighth secretary-general of the U.N. on New Year's Day.

Town Hall reports, "The United States is certain to press Ban to expand management reforms at the United Nations, which outgoing Secretary-General Kofi Annan began."

Let's hope that a fresh face at the U.N. will portend to meaningful changes at that organization.

Monday, January 01, 2007

May you and your loved ones enjoy a Happy and Prosperous New Year.