Sunday, October 31, 2004

Happy Halloween!


Mason as Zorro... (the old ladies LOVED him! LOL)


Justice as...some gross skull guy (the old ladies HATED him!..."Oh you're too little to be that scary!")


Me and my guys...Justice wanted Mom to wear 'vampire' makeup.


Justice...being Justice...

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

"Election Determines the Fate of a Nation"

*I RARELY forward emails...and I rarely even open emails that are forwarded to me. If you receive a forwarded email from me...assume it is VERY good. I RARELY reprint someone else's column...so if I do (hint: I am about to), assume that it is worth reading.

"Published in the Daily Record on Oct. 6

By Mathew Manweller, PhD

In that this will be my last column before the presidential election, there will be no sarcasm, no attempts at witty repartee. The topic is too serious, and the stakes are too high.

This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that will truly matter. Because America is at a once-in-a-generation crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance. Down one path lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence.

Down the other lies a nation that is aware of it's past and accepts the daunting obligation its future demands. If we choose poorly, the consequences will echo through the next 50 years of history. If we, in a spasm of frustration, turn out the current occupant of the White House, the message to the world and ourselves will be two-fold. First, we will reject the notion that America can do big things. Once a nation that tamed a frontier, stood down the Nazis and stood upon the moon, we will announce to the world that bringing democracy to the Middle East is too big of a task for us. But more significantly, we will signal to future presidents that as voters, we are unwilling to tackle difficult challenges, preferring caution to boldness, embracing the mediocrity that has characterized other civilizations.

The defeat of President Bush will send a chilling message to future presidents who may need to make difficult, yet unpopular decisions. America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the costs or appeal. If we turn away from that legacy, we turn away from whom we are.

Second, we inform every terrorist organization on the globe that the lesson of Somalia was well-learned. In Somalia we showed terrorists that you don't need to defeat America on the battlefield when you can defeat them in the newsroom. They learned that a wounded America can become a defeated America. Twenty-four-hour news stations and daily tracing polls will do the heavy lifting, turning a cut into a fatal blow. Except that Iraq is Somalia times 10. The election of John Kerry will serve notice to every terrorist in every cave that the soft underbelly of American power is the timidity of American voters. Terrorists will know that a steady stream of grisly photos for CNN is all you need to break the will of the American people. Our own self-doubt will take it from there. Bin Laden will recognize that he can topple any American administration without setting foot on the homeland.

It is said that America's W.W.II generation is its 'greatest generation'. But my greatest fear is that it will become known as America's 'last generation.' Born in the bleakness of the Great depression and hardened in the fire of W.W. II, they may be the last American generation that understands the meaning of duty, honor and sacrifice. It is difficult to admit, but I know these terms are spoken with only hollow detachment by many (but not all) in my generation. Too many citizens today mistake 'living in America' as 'being an American.' But America has always been more of an idea than a place. When you sign on, you do more than buy real estate. You accept a set of values and responsibilities.

This November, my generation, which has been absent too long, must grasp the obligation that comes with being an American, or fade into the oblivion they may deserve. I believe that 100 years from now historians will look back at the election of 2004 and see it as the decisive election of our century. Depending on the outcome, they will describe it as the moment America joined the ranks of ordinary nations; or they will describe it as the moment the prodigal sons and daughters of the greatest generation accepted their burden as caretakers of the City on the Hill."

Mathew Manweller is a Central Washington University political science professor."

*and this was written before Michael Moore enabled Usama Bin Laden's reappearance...

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Take a Trip...

...into John Kerry's White House...

ALSO: Please go visit Kat at The Middle Ground and read her reaction to Usama Bin Laden's latest appearance. Her sentiments are a mirror reflection of my own...yet she articulates it 1,000 times better than I could have.

Go Now Take Me to the Middle Ground!

YES!

The courts finally get something right!
Many thanks to Keystone Soldiers for passing on this great news to me (and ALL the great work they do for our PA soldiers!)...

(*we here in Pennsylvania NEVER say Pennsylvania...we say PA --like Pee-ay...I have been noticing that we may be the only State that does this*)

"PA Extends Absentee-Voter Deadline

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2004 – Military and civilian Pennsylvania residents living overseas today received an eight-day extension on the deadline to get their absentee ballots counted.

The extension came about when a federal judge today settled a lawsuit between the governor of Pennsylvania and the parents of two servicemembers, according to news reports. So the state's absentee-voter deadline moved from Nov. 2 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 10.

State voting requirements, such as deadlines, are determined state by state, said Linda Brooks, with the Federal Voting Assistance Program. The federal program comes under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voting Act.

Military personnel and their families can get information on voting laws from designated voting assistance officers in military units and on bases. Voting assistance officers provide education about voting procedures and absentee balloting to ensure servicemembers everywhere can exercise their right to vote."


On an unrelated note...Go Here for some cute Bushie behind-the-scenes clips....

And...Go Here to see the new Protest Warrior video "Liberty Rising" --it chronicles the protests by the 'Party of Peace and Love' outside of the RNC Convention in NYC....

Friday, October 29, 2004

They’re Getting Passive…

No Protestors. That’s what we saw as hoards of Bushies swarmed through Kerry Country a.k.a. Glenside, PA. For blocks and blocks every car sported Bush/Cheney ’04 signs, W is for Women signs (my Jeep has both) and they were all parked in front of quaint little stone houses with Kerry/Edwards signs on the lawn. The crowds walking past the antique stores and hippie cafes wore shirts that read ‘I Love Halliburton’, ‘John Kerry’s Waffle House’, and ‘I voted for Kerry…before I didn’t’…it was a beautiful sight to behold. But where were all the promised protestors? We looked…we hoped…but as we all poured into the Keswick Theatre to see Sean Hannity there wasn’t a lib to be found.

Last week ‘Stolen Honor’ was set to play at Baederwood Theater (about seven minutes from the Keswick) –it was sold out and was cancelled at the last minute because the party of free speech threatened civil disobedience and harassment to the theater’s owner. This after another theater within a 5 mile distance showed ‘Fahrenheit 911’…no conservatives were threatening violence to stop that movie which has been proven fake –but the brown shirts were out in droves to silence POWs.

So what’s a girl to make of this? I think they are experiencing the Philly curse…overconfidence. It’s the same thing that happens to our sports teams. The Eagles and Flyers always make it to the end and get your hopes way high…and then they choke. They get overconfident. The ‘stolen Iraq WMDs’ seem to have done the same for the lefties. They think Pennsylvania is in the bag and they’re getting passive….good! And this as the latest poll shows Bush a head 2 pts. in PA…and they are still calling for thunderstorms on Tuesday in Philly.

The show was good…the guests were John McCain, Zell Miller, Senator Rick Santorum, and…Fast Eddie. Yes, PA Governor Ed Rendell called to defend himself for fighting to allow criminals to vote in PA and fighting to block 26,000 overseas ballots. The crowd was insane… ‘Liar!’, ‘Let them Vote!’, ‘Impeach Rendell!’…it was wild. Sean pressed him to promise that he would stand on principle and do everything in his power to allow every ballot postmarked by November 2 to be counted…”He has NO PRINCIPLES,’ the crowd erupted. He wouldn’t. He promised to call Sean today to give him an update of the court case being held this morning. It was Rendell that went to court to fight Nader on the ballot (once again the party of free speech) and so it is Rendell’s personal fault that invalid ballots were sent. Even local NBC news reported that Rendell was fighting to stop the ballots because it looked like 75% of them would be cast for President Bush. The military guys in the crowd had huge homemade signs disparaging (to put it lightly) Rendell and were visibly upset as he spewed his rhetoric.

If Bush wins PA…Bush wins reelection. It’s that simple. Rendell has further political aspirations…he can not let PA go to the GOP or he is forever branded as a failure to his party. He is more-than-willing to silence our military to further his own career. The man already has a Rendell for Governor 2006 website. Once again I must urge everyone (even if your not from PA) to email this man and let him know what you think of REAL voter disenfranchisement!

Governor Rendell…please answer the questions posed to you at Congress.org:

"Military Votes
Governor suppresses military vote

Governor Rendell:

Is it true that you are not allowing an extended time period for the
military votes to come in? I have heard news reports that you will not
allow an extension needed due to the ballots going out later because of
Nader's removal on the ballots in
Pennsylvania. The reports also state
that you are doing everything possible to enroll convicts while trying to
disenfranchise our wonderful soldiers.

Also, is it actually legal in our
state for convicts to vote? I thought they lost rights when convicted.
It's a sad state of affairs if the Democratic Party favors convicts over
soldiers. Sounds like a win at all costs mentality. Where is your
integrity? If this is how you think Pennsylvanians want you to act I hope
they will vote you out of office in the future. I know I will cast my
nonpartisan ballot against you unless you remedy this situation."

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This week's 'Carnival of Recipes' is up over at Mountaineer Musings. I got some great ideas last time! Go check it out. If you want to be a part of it next week -post a recipe on your site Thursday and email the link to recipe.carnival@gmail.com . Enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Submit Your Titles...

Over at Are We There Yet?, J. Marquis (who is a paradox...a very nice lib...LOL) posted this list of books in honor of the release of Bill O'Reilly's new book:

"Bill has a new book out. He wants to share his wit and wisdom with all the young folks out there.

Here's some other books offered in this award-winning series:

Pee Wee Herman Talks to Kids About Movies

Michael Jackson's Magical Sleepover Stories

Rush Limbaugh on Drugs: The Real Dope

What to Do if Your Mother is Courtney Love

Zell Miller's Crazy Cracker Coloring Book

O.J. Simpson, Teen Detective"

I gave him my additions to this list:

Watching What You Eat, by Michael Moore
The Evils of Botox and Spray Tan, by John F. Kerry
How to be Honest, by Terry McAuliffe
Being Faithful to Your Spouse, by William Clinton
The Joys of Being a Good Wife, by Hillary Clinton
Teaching Our Kids not to Steal, by Sandy Berger
Make Sure you go to College, by Hollywood
How Not to Get Killed by Your Girlfriend's Husband, By Vincent Foster
Lessons in Honest Journalism, by Dan Rather
Hope for an Honest World, by Kofi Annon
Coming Out of the Closet, by Ron Reagan Jr.
What not to Wear, by Madaline Albright & Janet Reno
Lessons in being Non-Partisan, by Richard Ben-Veniste
Don't Criticize That Which Ye Have Created, by Jamie S. Gorelick
My Endorsement Matters!, by Al Gore
Keeping Your Cool, by Howard Dean
Radio Requires Actual Talent, by Stuart Smalley & Jeannine Garafolo

As I am off to see Sean Hannity & Ollie North today...I thought I would leave this as a bit of pre-election stress relief...Feel free to add your titles to the list...
There are rumblings of a good size protest outside of Sean's event --so, hopefully I will have an exciting post later tonight. I have to go find my mace....Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Suppressing the Military Vote…Again.

The only ‘voter disenfranchisement’ that was proven in the 2000 election was Gore’s legal challenge to at least 700 absentee ballots from our enlisted men and women abroad. “…coordinated effort by Democrats to challenge the overseas ballots, many of them from members of the military.” (AP 10/2000)

I guess it should come as no surprise that the party that appears to loathe the very existence of the military (at least the far-left faction) is looking to silence them again...the effort being led by none other than the Tony Soprano of the DNC –Pennsylvania’s Governor, Ed Rendell.

Due to the Ralph Nader debacle in PA…on the ballot then off the ballot, it is estimated that 26,000 incorrect absentee ballots have been sent overseas –they have Nader’s name on them and the final ruling was that he will not be on the PA ballots. These ballots will most-likely be challenged by the Democrats as ‘invalid’ ballots. That’s 6,100 ballots in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Allegheny Counties alone.

"Philadelphia lawyer Mark Aronchick, a special-election law expert hired by the Rendell administration, called the number ‘a theoretically tiny universe of people." …What?!

"If the court required a new ballot, county election officials would be hard-pressed to comply, lawyers for Rendell argued. To do so they would have to sacrifice time and resources needed to meet other demands, such as processing the crush of new voter-registration forms that this tight Presidential contest has generated. When overseas voters are weighed against that potential pool, ‘the scales don’t even come close’."

If Michael Moore and scores of other Democrats are correct and the military wants out of Iraq and agrees that this is the ‘wrong war, wrong place and wrong time’ –the votes should all be for ‘change’…for Kerry, so why suppress them? The Democrats are crying disenfranchisement because felons and the homeless can’t vote as they turn their backs on the soldiers who have voluntarily joined to fight for this country.

People of ANY party should be outraged that those who afford us the privilege of Democracy are being systematically shut out of the process. I urge everyone to contact Governor Rendell’s office with calls and emails demanding a voice for our troops! (This man was considered on the list of VPs for Kerry!)

Contact Governor Rendell:

Governor Edward G. Rendell's Office
225
Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

(717) 787-2500

Or Click Here to send him an email.

On behalf of all our deployed troops, I urge you to take a stand on this matter!

You can go here to read the Governor’s newest statement on this issue…It hardly clears up the issue.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Hey McAuliffe, Is That All Ya Got?

Yesterday the news and internet was a-buzz with news of ‘another Bush bungle’…a stock of weapons stolen in Iraq. Even Christiane Amanpour’s husband (yes, she is married to a Senior Kerry advisor) said, “There were Weapons of Mass destruction and Bush let them get away.” This story was part of an ongoing investigation by the New York Times and (you guessed it) CBS. The Times reported, "The huge facility, called Al Qaqaa, was supposed to be under American military control but is now a no man's land, still picked over by looters as recently as Sunday." The story gleefully took up the front page of the NYT (reminiscent of Abu Ghraib) –and people from Florida were reporting that, along with their local papers, the New York Times was showing up on their lawns and in their driveways…even when they’ve never had a subscription.

Is this it? The DNC’s October Surprise?

The problem is that unlike the DUI charges in 2000, that were leaked the weekend before the election, they sprung this too early and last night it was already being rebutted. NBC is reporting that they had a reporter embedded with the troops who entered this area and "the HMX and RDX explosives were already missing when the American troops arrived".

Jim Miklaszewski of NBC said: "April 10, 2003, only three weeks into the war, NBC News was embedded with troops from the Army's 101st Airborne as they temporarily take over the Al Qaqaa weapons installation south of Baghdad. But these troops never found the nearly 380 tons of some of the most powerful conventional explosives, called HMX and RDX, which is now missing…The U.S. troops did find large stockpiles of more conventional weapons, but no HMX or RDX, so powerful less than a pound brought down Pan Am 103 in 1988, and can be used to trigger a nuclear weapon."
The AP is also reporting: "…Since the disappearance was reported Monday in The New York Times, ElBaradei said he wanted the Security Council to have the letter dated Oct. 10 that he received from Mohammed J. Abbas, a senior official at Iraq's Ministry of Science and Technology, reporting the theft of 377 tons of explosives...

...The letter from Abbas informed the IAEA that since April 9, 2003, looting at the Al-Qaqaa installation had resulted in the loss of 215 tons of HMX, 156 tons of RDX and six tons of PETN explosives.”

…The war began in the end of March…

Each time someone talks about the Bush Campaign ‘playing dirty’, I can only shake my head in disbelief… Fake draft, social security scare, keeping minorities from voting, fake documents, and now missing weapons (that the Kerry campaign is calling WMDs..I thought there weren’t any WMDs). I WANT the Bush campaign and/or the RNC (hello…Ed Gillespie…) to start playing dirty…I am WAITING for it…Where are the pictures of Kerry and that little intern that fled to South Africa? The tape of Kerry telling Teddy Kennedy that he intends to re-instate the draft to cover his promise of 40,000 more troops in Iraq? I thought we employed the ‘Republican Attack Machine’…where the hell is it? Was the ‘Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy’ a myth? Is Karl Rove actually a man and not the anti-Christ?

Hey Karl…don’t let me down…hold it until Saturday…and make it GOOD!

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Since the 'party of free speech advocacy' has struck again...you can Go Here to watch 'Stolen Honor' in its entirety...

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The Man's mother lives in one of the other swing states (FL) and is not a big Bush supporter, in fact for the past 6 months she has been telling us that she was casting her all-important-swing-vote for the Melting Candle (much to our dismay). She called last night to tell us that she has voted early...and low and behold had voted for Bush after all...

"Because of the hurricanes?" I asked --she is not one to think much about National Security.
"No," The Man answered, "Because Theresa Heinz said that Laura never worked...that really pissed her off..."

Well chalk one up for THK...I told everyone the more she talks -the better off for us!

Monday, October 25, 2004

The Literate Choose BUSH for '04!

All last week the 'lefty' sites touted Nickelodeon's 'Nick-Pick' for President. Nickelodeon announced the winner was John Kerry... BUT my two guys had tried to vote for two weeks with no success. You would go to the website and click on the 'Vote Now' button and a message popped up that said, "Thank you for Voting"... The problem with that was you never actually got to vote -- (same thing happened to Justrose's P).

But who cares right...it's not a real poll and we can't get that mad about rigging something that's pretend (even if it IS indicative of the DNC M.O.)...

But in the imaginary world of underage polls, the right has had their vindication:

NOW we know that the kids that watch TV all day vote Kerry, BUT the kids that READ vote BUSH!
The Weekly Reader has done there own poll and Bush won. They have been doing this poll since 1956 and the READERS have always accurately picked the person that would be the next President!

Literate children pick George W. Bush... LOL!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

How Did We Get Here? “Luck.”

Have you all seen Journeys With George by Alexandria Pelosi? If you haven’t, you should…it’s a great documentary about the 2000 Primaries and Election. I just finished watching Pelosi’s new HBO documentary Political Tourist which chronicles the 2003-2004 primaries –and, it too, was great (well, at least for political junkies like me). (It’s playing on HBO now –and it’s on HBO On-Demand if you have it).

This is an un-paid commercial...

Some highlights and interesting tid-bits…

Pelosi to Kerry, “What if I make you look like a hero?”

“You’ll be the first one that did…”

John Edwards to harassing Deaniac, “I did the right thing [voting for the Iraq War], and we should have gotten Saddam Hussein out of power….”

Pelosi, “California is the ATM of politics.”

Annoying Deaniac harassing Dick Gephardt, “I’m not worried about American jobs, I’m worried about third world countries and their dignity…”

Joe Lieberman and Bob Graham are the nicest (and most open) candidates… (Joe’s wife is named Hadassah…isn’t that a great name!?)

Deaniacs are scarier than I had even imagined…He was drawing HUGE crowds like a rock star while Kerry was talking to stadiums with 3 or 4 people (literally). They had t-shirts that said “I see Dean People”. I am actually feeling bad for Kerry who is walking around alone attempting to kick rocks and missing them while the crowds and press swarm Dean. Little did either of them know the shirts would soon change to: “Dated Dean –Married Kerry.”

Dick Gephardt has the shiniest teeth I have ever seen…~Jen~…I may have found your man! Shiny!

Ok, I must find a recent picture of Kerry…it looks like he only has ONE tooth in the front of his mouth (it completely eclipses the other tooth) –I don’t mean to be petty, but is absolutely distracting throughout this documentary –but I haven’t noticed it lately…another surgery perhaps? Snaggletooth…gotta love fodder for a new name!

Wesley Clark is more boring when the cameras are off than John Kerry. A scene where he bags groceries is downright embarrassing.

An element of the Dean demise that I was not aware of...he was crappy to the press…How much power does the press have in shaping who the public will eventually pick? Maybe it wasn’t the scream after all….

Pelosi, “Howard Dean just made the worst mistake…he made a noise on national television that no one has ever heard before…the death of a 1,000 edits…” Was it that or putting too much faith in his inexperienced movement?

Edwards doesn’t like to be filmed. Even the chanting of “Edwards” is scripted…The guy says to the crowd, “You’ve all been to a sporting event right? It’s just like that Ed-wards, Ed-wards…” (That didn’t happen when we saw Laura Bush BTW).

Pelosi, “It’s just two candidates left…two men that stuck to their scripts and didn’t say anything off-message.”

I just realized that this movie showcased: Dean, Edwards, Lieberman, Gephardt, Graham and Kerry --but Sharpton, Kucinich and Braun where not even mentioned…

Kerry: “Can you please move the camera back…I don’t want it that close.”

Pelosi: “How are you still here…what did you do that the others didn’t…why are you still here [in the race]?”

Kerry: “Luck.”

Amen Brother…..

Kerry: “I don’t think Al Gore is boring and I don’t think George Bush is dumb.”

Pelosi: Senator, I think they like me more than you.”

Kerry: “That wouldn’t be hard.”

Closing by Pelosi: “This is Democracy and we’re exporting it all over the world.”

My flashback to 1971: “We can not spread Democracy all over the world…” John Kerry

This movie just furthered my confusion over the Democrats choice of Kerry over Dean…they loved Dean—he moved them. Kerry kicked rocks alone while Dean moved the crowds to tears (literally)…Was it last minute panic that he was too liberal? Was it Dean’s mistreatment of the press and their punishment with the Dean-Scream? Or was it that Iowans set the pace, and the rest of the country followed like sheep after a state that has a total population that is barely a ¼ of the size of New York City………..

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On a completely un-realted note: FYI: The Man has put up some pics of the Family over at his site...(without prior permission from me I might add) --Look under 'Punk Pics'... on the sidebar.

Friday, October 22, 2004

My Mistake…

There seems to be an obsessive preoccupation on the left over the fact that Bush has never answered the question: “Name three mistakes that you have made.” Mind you, thinking individuals realize there is no way ANY incumbent –of ANY party –seeking reelection, would answer this question. Should Bush just write and film the Kerry/Edwards commercials for them?

Some here have erroneously come to the conclusion that I think myself perfect –and that I can never admit when I am wrong…the same shortcoming they pin on the President. This got me thinking about all the mistakes that I have made throughout my 33 years on this Earth –and what I would change if I could. What would I answer if someone asked me to bare my most significant mistake for all to see and judge? Think about it…it’s a hard task to undertake –and if it was truly a mistake, a painful recollection to dredge up...

...In my teens, I was constantly embarrassed by my family- not by anything they did…by the fact that they were... I am the oldest of five kids (plus any number of foster children, transients and pets that could be found living under our roof at any given time), and we lived off modest means. My father, a firefighter -who was a wall-paper scraper to make ends meet, and my mother- a stay-at-home mom. On a wing and a prayer they managed to send us all to private school –and hence, barely a scrap was left to spare. In my selfish hormonal teenage state I saw this as a cruel disservice –how could they send me to a school where I ‘couldn’t keep up’? If I had gone to a public school in Philly, I would have been one of the ‘rich’ ones…we had a single house with a front AND back yard…but there…forty minutes from my house, nestled in the suburbs of Philadelphia…I was one of the ‘financial aid’ kids… At Christian High USA, I went to school with the daughter of the second name you think of when I say ‘box of chocolates’, the two sons of a 76er, a brother and sister duo that received Porches for their 16th birthdays (911s not 944s), and a kid who was driven to school everyday in a stretch Rolls and never could say just what his father did. This is what I was up against –at 14, 15, 16 and 17. Not once did I say ‘thanks’ for the great education I was receiving, the ardent sacrifice made to give it –or- the shelter I was given nestled on the lush 10 acre campus with the duck pond. I stored resent and self-pity about my own misfortune at being poor in a pool of rich.

I joined sports to find a way to fit in, meet people and not have to go right home after school. I played field hockey, ran the 50 yd. dash, played softball and was a cheerleader. My father came to EVERYTHING (mom never came –she didn’t like anything that involved watching ‘other people’s kids’ --a trait I think I may have acquired). Most parents never came to anything…they were lawyers, doctors, Sixers and Candy Makers and their kid’s sports teams were not priority when there were Porches to buy. But my Dad was there –every game –cheering me on. Did I ever thank him? No, his reward was to be ignored. I was ashamed that he showed up with paint and wallpaper chips clinging to his jeans…in the ramshackle white Mazda, purchased second hand, that had definately seen better days. So I continued to turn my head –as he continued to cheer…seemingly unfazed.

It seems there was always this wall there between us – an unexplained awkwardness. At times it was almost tangible. In my early twenties, I would sit next to him on the couch, a Flyers game the bond between us, daring myself to say ‘I love you’ or “I’m sorry I was such an incredible shit” out loud. “1, 2, 3….say it!” “Now…say it…” I never did. I couldn’t. The words were trapped in my emotionally-bound soul…the soul that I inherited from him.

The summer I turned 16, my father went to Uganda to build houses for missionaries there. He asked if I wanted to go, which surprised me. I actually played with the idea, which surprised me more…but the thought of being in the jungle with no electricity, flat hair and no boyfriend was more than I could fathom. This remains my biggest regret…my most consequential mistake. The hair is flat now anyway, the boyfriend is long gone –and I missed the experience of a life time…a chance to finally get to know my father…

I was horrible, ungrateful and selfish…and this is what I would have to answer if asked for my biggest mistake…


Thursday, October 21, 2004

A Brief Education for the Democrats –c/o Fahrenhype 911

This post is in honor of Cheeky Monkey…and all the other Democrats that are knowingly (or even worse- unknowingly) regurgitating the propaganda and lies of Michael Moore…over, and over and over….

“There is no terrorist threat…there is no terrorist threat in this country –it is a lie.” Michael Moore


The 2000 Election that was ‘stolen’ by George W. Bush
:

In two separate recounts then-Governor Bush won Florida. The Supreme Court ruled that then-Governor George Bush was the winner. The New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN did a six month study of the election results in 2001 and verified that President George W. Bush indeed won the election. There was no proof of voter disenfranchisement found. Voter disenfranchisement as defined by the left: people that aren’t registered to vote being turned away from the polls, convicted felons not being allowed to vote, people showing up in the wrong voting location or turning up multiple times being turned away. Actual disenfranchisement: 790 military ballots being blocked by Al Gore.

“Was it all a dream?” Michael Moore


George W. Bush hosted the Taliban in Texas (and prepares a secret plan for an Afghan pipeline):

The Taliban did indeed visit Texas in 1997…under the approval of the Clinton Administration's State Department. George Bush was indeed the Governor of Texas –but neither met with the Taliban leaders –nor was consulted about their intended plans to visit Texas.

The Afghan pipeline was something that was proposed by the company that President Bill Clinton supported while he was President –the company the George Bush supported had plans for a pipeline that went no where near Afghanistan and would require no dealing with the Taliban. Unocol had proposed a pipeline under Clinton but backed away from the plans long before Bush ever took office. This is from the BBC: “The U.S. company Unocal led a consortium in the 1990s which undertook feasibility studies, but it pulled out of the project in 1998…Unocal has no plans or interest in becoming involved in any projects in Afghanistan, including natural gas or crude oil pipelines”

You make too much of these attacks –there is more chance of being hit by lightning than killed in an act of terrorism” Michael Moore


Bush Talks to his Rich Base:

Lefties love to talk about the scene in Moore’s ‘movie’ where the-Governor Bush stands at a podium in a tuxedo and says to the tuxedo-clad crowd, “Some would call you the Haves and the Have Mores…I just call you my base.”

What Moore fails to show is Vice President Gore sitting in the front row at the same dinner… An annual ‘Al Smith Charity Dinner ‘started in 1948 and held annually to raise money for hospitals and charities for poor people. In political years it is a custom for both candidates to come and engage in self-defacing humor. This is called creatively misleading editing.

“George W. Bush is a good President. He articulated a rule of law that rivals the Monroe Doctrine and the Truman Doctrine –the George W. Bush Doctrine is that we will go after terrorists and the countries that harbor them.” Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch (D)


Bush looks to get rich with the Carlyle Group –working with the Bin Ladens:

The Bin Laden funded subsidiary of Carlyle (used to make the link to the Bushs’ in Moore’s ‘movie’) was sold by Carlyle in 1998…before George H. W. Bush joined. The Carlyle Group’s major investor is none other than George Soros –and it was his investments that put Carlyle on the map. The top officials at the Carlyle Group are: Arthur LeVitt (Clinton’s Chairman of the SEC), Tom McLarty (Clinton’s White House Chief of Staff), William Kennard (Clinton’s Chairman of the FCC). Carlyle Group owns Lowe’s Theaters which showed Moore’s movie…therefore using Moore’s own model we can link the Bin Ladens to Carlyle and to Soros and to John Kerry and to Moveone.org and to Michael Moore.

Islamic extremists are not pluralists…their only goal is militant Islamic domination.” Steven Emerson


The President arranges for the Bin Ladens’ to leave
America while flights are grounded:

First they left after all planes were flying. Political pressure? This was proven to be false in the 9/11 Commission report. The report found no political intervention and no evidence of anyone higher than Richard Clarke involved in the decision to grant them permission to leave (after being thoroughly vetted by the FBI).

Real Facts:

The Saudis were instrumental in funding Clinton’s library in Arkansas and gave $200,000 to The Carter Foundation.

“Gas has gone up! Why are gas prices so high if we went to war for oil?” Ann Coulter


“Michael Moore never went to Walter Reed…all the footage of soldiers was stolen from news feeds”
Soldier who lost both arms in Iraq dismayed to find he appeared in Fahrenheit 911 without his knowledge.

Michael Moore’s film, which tries to knock liberty, to say that we don’t have any…is the best example of what a lie his film is.” Dick Morris, former Clinton Advisor.

The policy mandate given to the President by Congress in 1988 stated that the US policy was to liberate Iraq and effect regime change…Bill Clinton signed this into law.” FahrenHYPE 911…

FahrenHYPE 911 debunks every ‘truth’ Michael Moore ‘exposes’ in Fahrenheit 911. It’s a shame that the masses choose to believe Moore when even those in his own party have labeled this movie propaganda. In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I have not seen Fahrenheit 911…but I have read the transcript. I have seen Moore’s lies creeping into the arguments on the left for months…I am not sure if they are quoting (believing) the movie or if these ideas have slowly crept into the collective mind of the Democrat Party………

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Defeating George Soros -One Call at a Time!

I joined a handful of Anti-Bush 527s during the primaries. I used silly fake names like Miranda, Bellafora, Trishenka, Cassandra and Spirit. I had a feeling the memberships would come in handy one day...and indeed they have. I get all the 'member email' that has information they don't post for public viewing on the websites. Moveon.org, Act Up, ANSWER and People for the American Way to name a few...

Over the course of the past three weeks I have read that Moveon.org was being hosted by various churches in the Philadelphia area. I looked up the tax law on various exemptions churches are afforded and the regulations that status entailed. I soon learned that churches were prohibitted from renting space to group(s) that endorse one candidate -or- the defeat of a specific candidate. Interesting...

I printed out this information and faxed it to the first offender: First United Methodist Church of Germantown. I also faxed them the text from Moveon.org's home page --which USED to be filled with anti-Bush rhetoric...but isn't anymore...hmmmm.... I informed them that many churches lost their tax-exempt status in the aftermath of the 2000 election, and they were in jeopardy of the same fate if they kept their date with Moveon...whose mission statement was to oust Bush.

The second church (which held their rally yesterday @ 4:15) was The Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church. I called early yesterday morning and spoke with the church secretary (who was quite rude I might add). She demanded to know 'who I was with' (I hope this is indicative of the fact that she was inundated with calls)...'no one' I answered demurely -and truthfully.
"Do you have Moveon's number? I think you should give them a call", she snipped.
"Why? They are not the one that are going to lose tax-exempt status...you are."
"I don't have anything to do with this. We are just renting the space."
Much to her dismay, I rattle through the tax law that clearly states their conflict of interest in renting their facilities to an organization that is blatantly promoting the defeat of a specific candidate.
"Well, it's just a voter drive."
"Actually Miss, let me read you the exact quote that was in the email that I received from Moveon...it says, and I quote, 'Join Howard Dean tomorrow and get involved immediately in the effort to defeat President Bush' and 'Almost every neighborhood in Philadelphia can help turn out hundreds of additional votes to guarantee George Bush's defeat in Pennsylvania'....and I will be more than happy to fax you a copy of this."
Becoming more and more flustered, she finally blurted out, "You'll have to speak with the Pastor."
"That's fine, take down my information and I will be happy to speak with him."
"Her."
"Ohhhhhhh...."

I waited a few hours and after no call back from the Pastor...I called the IRS -again. The tax fraud hotline...my new best friend. I, once again, relayed all relevant information, faxed the email and was thanked for my help and vigilance.

It is bad enough that Kerry and Edwards are conducting political speeches in churches, but the House of the Lord hosting Moveon.org...the Pharisees? NO! Not on my watch. If Republicans did this we would be hung in the streets. It makes me sick that all the organizations that would remove any vestige of God from public life, now seeks to use Him to their advantage...

It may only be a few churches and Moveon.org events in Philly-- But I am working to defeat George Soros -the billionaire...one phone call at a time! The silent majority shall be silent NO MORE...

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Critical Thinking… (Kerry & Defense)

Critical thinking is a skill that most liberals will claim conservatives don’t possess. They snub their noses at ‘black and white’ thinking (Reagan & Bush), and think themselves to be nuanced (Carter & Kerry) because of their vast understanding of gray matter… They rarely take a stand on anything of consequence because they are too intelligent and open-minded to actually have a solid belief…a solid belief requires the acknowledgement of good and evil….hence the dreaded black and white. The only time they allow themselves this luxury is with conservatives themselves –who, of course, are evil.

(I have taken four critical thinking classes of some sort –Justice, Social Reasoning, Medical Ethics and Critical Thinking –and have gotten A’s in all of them. As a matter-of-fact, the professor of my Justice class told me he ‘wished there was a grade above A that he could give’…’and that I ‘was the backbone of his class that semester’… How could this be? A right-wing-nut-job with a 4.0 in higher education critical thinking?)

I will not regurgitate all the various things that John Kerry has said, over the past 10 years, regarding Iraq and Saddam Hussein…if you want to refresh your memory, you can go to this website and re-read his vast nuance for yourself...It would be a nice preface for this post.

What I am able to gather (from what he is saying now) is that he agrees that Saddam was a threat, that he would give the President the same authorization all over again, that it is good and better for America that Saddam is no longer in power BUT that he disagrees with THE WAY the President carried it out. He thinks we should have a larger coalition, that there should have been a UN resolution for the use of force (not just the threat of it), and that we needed a ‘plan to win the peace’ before we went. Is this correct? So this, to me, means that other than these things, he is in agreement with the Administration that this needed to be done –he agreed with the motive just not the execution.

Now a critical thinker would look at these things –and of course we can’t take them at face value…that would be black and white- and make certain assumptions from Kerry’s past behavior (we will even leave his words out of this) and from the world backdrop at the time we went to war...

On August 2, 1990 Saddam invaded Kuwait and the UN immediately called on Saddam to withdraw. On November 29, 1990 the UN authorized the use of force against Iraq (even Syria voted in favor) and on January 12, 1991 the US Congress voted in favor of US troops being used in offensive operations against Iraq (all this Under President Bush 41). John Kerry voted AGAINST this. Approximately 29 Nations were involved (including France, Germany & Canada) –comprising what John Kerry today calls a ‘vast coalition’…this war certainly passed Kerry’s 'Global Test' –or- the 'truth standard'…and yet, he voted against it…?

When Operation Iraqi Freedom was being brought to fruition, this President also obtained a UN resolution that demanded Saddam comply or ‘serious consequences’ would ensue. The resolution was unanimous. The President then obtained a vote from Congress that authorized the use of force in Iraq. Both John Kerry and John Edwards voted for that authorization. Lest we think that it was only for the threat of force –we will refer to a Kerry quote…in October of 2002 he said, “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”

This is indeed consistent with John Kerry’s position today –as he still claims that Saddam was a threat and should have been removed. Removing from our memory the fact that he voted AGAINST Operation Dessert Shield –when it encompassed all of his own guidelines, we will continue with the specifications he has laid out for Operation Iraqi Freedom…

-‘Vast Coalition’: The fact that we don’t have the ‘vast coalition created by his own father for the first Gulf War’ is a complaint frequently heard from the Kerry camp (irony). The more we learn about the Oil for Food scandal within the United Nations –the less validity this argument retains. France, Germany and Russia were all ‘on the take’ from Saddam. A top Iraqi leader under Saddam reported that he had made a deal with a top French official that would ensure a Security Council veto against anything the US proposed. We are talking BILLIONS of dollars. Saddam was using Oil for Food to bribe governments in other countries…with the ultimate intention of dismantling the UN sanctions. It is even now reported that France (and Russia) was selling Saddam weapons –even talking about sales for the elusive WMDs. This is the finding of the Duelfer Report. It would seem that even Christ himself couldn’t have persuaded Germany, France and Russia into the coalition –they knew that a defeat in Baghdad would not only end their financial windfall, but expose their illegal dealings with Saddam’s regime.

-‘Plan to win the Peace’: The second complaint against the President’s crusade is that he had no plan to win the peace after Baghdad fell. Now, other than the fact that any war material you read says that no battle plan withholds the actual battle, people seem to forget a key element in OIF…the 4th Infantry Division. The Plan was not only to have the troops race north at lightning speed through the desert up to Baghdad, BUT ALSO to have the 4th ID and thousands of British troops descend through Turkey from the north. The plan was to crush the insurgents like a vice –leaving them no place to run. You may remember that Turkey said no at the last minute and the 4th ID sat in Kuwait as the Bathe party loyalists and insurgents fled to the north to blend in with the population. There WAS a plan to win the peace –it was thwarted by Turkey who caved under the Nations feigning self-righteousness while pocketing the Iraqi people’s food money.

So we see that it is not a GOP myth or Republican spin that John Kerry has no consistency or backbone in matters of war and/or National Security. He has proved it in both word and deed –time and time again. His complaints against this Administration are hollow in light of the aforementioned circumstances (that he was/is well aware of) –and glaringly insincere given his vote against the first Gulf War (with all conditions of ‘truth’ and the ‘global test’ being present). You can say that you hate Bush and want a new President –that’s fine and honest…but don’t pretend that John Kerry has not earned his titles as the Waffler and the Flip-Flopper. Given this model—his record vs. his own words now…when would it be OK to use force? I will tell you…”we will attack swiftly and purposefully AFTER EACH ATTACK” John Kerry… …Scary.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Speaking of Republicans Doing It Better…..

This is an ‘off the beaten path’ post...
Have you ever seen the episode of 'Friends' where Ross and Rachael made a ‘free pass’ list –The Man and I have always done this after seeing that... A ‘free pass’ list is FIVE celebrities that, if you ever met, you could do whatever…no consequences…. I saw that
Harvey over at Bad Example has made this into a post and I thought I’d steal his idea... Anything for a bit of tension relief 15 days out from the election!

Here is my ‘free pass’ list (I always have trouble making it because the celebrities have to open their mouths and ruin the fantasy…so any libs I have listed –include a roll of duct tape to the scenario…LOL):

1) Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings…The Man will not even watch this movie with me –I pause it every 5 seconds. He also looks great in GI Jane…a Navy Seal Master Sergeant that quotes D.H. Lawrence –what more could a girl want?! (*duct tape required)

2) Russell Crowe makes the list, but only if he brings along his Gladiator costume!

3) Wesley Snipes also makes the list…it’s not required, but the Blade costume would be greatly appreciated.

4) This is cheating, but number four is a tie…depends on the day…either Kid Rock or Eminem…I know, I know –but I have a soft spot for that ‘angry bad boy thing’….

5) No list can be considered complete without Pammie…who I think is the sexiest girl ever –I don’t care if she’s fake, because she was just as pretty pre-surgery…now she looks like Jessica Rabbit come to life.

So, now each of you are charged with the task of composing your own list…Make sure they are well thought-out…I am laminating them to prevent future changes! LOL…..

ANOTHER Kerry Lie... and GOP Sex ...

John Kerry said in the debates that he was backed by the police...this really shocked me because all the cops I know are pro-Bush. I checked out the Fraternal Order Police website --and behold!!!!.......

"Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Bush!!!
President Bush has "full support" of the nation's largest police labor organization

Join the Bush-Cheney '04 First Responders Team Today!
Log in to the Members Only area to find out how

10/15/04

Kerry-Edwards Plan for Law Enforcement:
On January 21, 2005, Weaken Your Right to Overtime
10/14/04

Police Call on Kerry to Stop Misrepresenting Their Support
10/14/04

F.O.P.: Putting Words into Action in Support of the President!
10/13/04

John Kerry: A Man of Many Words, But Few Votes"


Can you believe this man? Do they think people don't have computers...or brains? This is a man that will lie about his record, his supporters, his intentions, and his Botox....and then campaigns on the slogan, "Restoring trust to the White House"...No wonder Bush is back up 8 points!

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REPUBLICANS HAVE BETTER SEX!
...but we didn't need a poll to tell us that! ...Just one more thing the Democrats fake! LOL

ABC News poll

"The poll analysis includes a breakdown by many subgroups, including region, age and even political party affiliation, which is the topic of results released today:

Of those involved in a committed relationship, who is very satisfied with their relationship?
Republicans — 87 percent; Democrats — 76 percent

Who is very satisfied with their sex life?
Republicans — 56 percent; Democrats — 47 percent

The poll analysis also reveals who has worn something sexy to enhance their sex life:
Republicans — 72 percent; Democrats — 62 percent

When asked whether they had ever faked an orgasm, more Democrats (33 percent) than Republicans (26 percent) said they had.

Among the factors that impact the survey results is that more men identify themselves as Republicans and men are more likely to say they are sexually satisfied and enjoy sex "a great deal." Also, Democrats are more likely to be women; and the poll results show that women are more likely to fake orgasms."

GOP Girls do IT better! LOL!

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Various Blog Findings...

I found this video at The Junior Bushra's site. It's one of those things that's so stupid it's funny...

I also found this quiz, that figures out who your most compatible Presidential pick is, over at Booker Rising (her site is part of the 'Conservative Brotherhood' -which is a group of Black Conservative bloggers...too cool.)

These are my results:

Your ideal theoretical candidate (100%)

Bush, President George W. - Republican (83%)
Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat (50%)
Badnarik, Michael - Libertarian (40%)
Peroutka, Michael - Constitution Party (22%)
Cobb, David - Green Party (18%)
Nader, Ralph - Independent (18%)
Brown, Walt - Socialist Party (14%)

A great place to keep on top of this election is at Electoral Vote Projector 2004. Since the race is close -national polls are of little importance and it's the state-by-state polls that seem to matter. This site is run by a Dem, but I think that's better (we know he is picking the polls more favorable to Kerry -but we should all stay a little bit afriad to make sure everyone votes)! There are a few run by conservatives, but I prefer this one.


Watch this...

Friday, October 15, 2004

The Lesbian Controversy...

For those of you out there saying that it was 'no big deal' that Kerry told the world that Mary Cheney was a lesbian because 'everyone already knew that'....picture this...

Let's say it went down THIS way on a question about health care to president Bush:

"Well Bob, health care prices are a serious issue and a problem. The problem is that if we went to a government run program, such as Senator Kerry is suggesting, medicine and care would be rationed. This may be a problem for things that are important to individuals, but not deemed as an 'imminent threat' by the health care community. I am sure if you talk to John Edwards' wife, Elizabeth Edwards...who is, uh, overweight...she would tell you that this is important to her to be able to get care for her eating problem and since she was born that way shouldn't be judged for it....or denied her rights for care because of it..."


This is THE SAME THING that happened on Wednesday night. Bush wouldn't be telling the public 'something they didn't already know'. Mary Cheney has to TELL people she's gay...but we can LOOK at Elizabeth Edwards and know that she's overweight...would that make it OK for Bush to say that in a PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE on NATIONAL TELEVISION?!! NO!!!
The media would be roaring -it would be front page (above the fold) on EVERY paper -it would be the leading story on every network...

Please, stop being hypocrites and admit this was really terrible and a gross misuse/abuse of power (not to mention political ambition)!

Thank you.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Carnival of Recipes: Fast Football Stromboli

This is for the Carnival of recipes (an ongoing event on the blogosphere):

Fast Football Season Stromboli (this is SO quick and EASY)

1/4 lb. Genoa Salami
1/4 lb. Tavern/Pepper Ham
1/4 lb. Pepperoni
1/4 lb. Swiss cheese
1/4 lb. American cheese
1/4 lb. Provolone cheese
(2) eggs beaten
(2) jars Cento Roasted peppers (7 oz. size)
(2) packages Pilsbury crescent rolls

In a 9 X 13 pan spread one (1) package of crescent
rolls. Next layer the meats and cheeses -be sure to
alternate...meat/cheese/meat/cheese, etc.
Spread roasted peppers on top of last layer. Drizzle
3/4 of egg over the top. Spread second layer of
crescent rolls and drizzle remaining egg on the top.

Cover pan with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1/2
hour. Uncover and bake for another 1/2 hour. Let
stand for 30 minutes prior to serving.

Enjoy!!!!!

The Baggy-Eyed Bolshevik Has a Bad Night!

…Have you ever seen anyone look more awkward smiling than John Kerry?

…he is Lumiere!....(The Melting Candle from Beauty & the Beast...)

Bush: “A plan is not a litany of complaints that you can’t pay for…5 trillion over 10 years…empty promise…bait and switch…”

Lumiere says that he will return to pay-as-you-go…that you will have to show how you will pay for everything….Does this mean our security?

Bush: “Rhetoric doesn’t match record…98 votes for tax increases over 20 years…voted against reducing taxes 127 times…”
“Pay-Go, to a colleague of Ted Kennedy, means you pay and he spends…”

Lumiere: “Being lectured on fiscal responsibility by him is like Tony Soprano telling me about law and order…” Bad analogy –Tony would know more about the law than any upstanding citizen….
“I don’t blame this administration for outsourcing…outsourcing happens…I have told union shop leaders there can be no stop to out-sourcing…”
…what? Hasn’t this been one of the major things you have campaigned on….?

Bush: “No one is playing with your votes…far left bank of the mainstream….Teddy Kennedy is the Conservative Senator from Massachusetts….”

Oh my God! He just outted Dick Cheney’s daughter on national television! I will give you all health care, college education, flu shots from my private stock…oh, and did you know Mary Cheney was a lesbo….WTF? It was bad enough when Edwards did it to Cheney’s face –but this…SO lame!....Post debate we find out from Mary Beth Cahill (who doesn’t need someone to out her) that Mary Cheney is ‘Fair Game’….

Once again The Candle melts all over the abortion question…what’s a good catholic boy to do to justify voting against the sucking out of infant brains….such a quandary for the former alter boy. Once again he goes over the one Bible verse that he knows and talks about words without deeds….This time the dolt says it in the same paragraph with ‘I am pro-life but won’t legislate that way…” *sigh*

…damn, Bushie didn’t call him on that –or on the 17% Medicare premium increase that KERRY voted for and CLINTON signed into law….



“ABC and CBS…oh, I mean ‘leading networks’ say that Bush is misleading about my mass government socialistic health plan….”

Bush: “Hillarycare-- Hillarycare….” (or something like that…)

Lumiere totally ducked the Social Security question…he basically says we’ll ignore and deal with it if it really becomes a problem…isn’t this one of the biggest Dem ‘talking points’?

Even Bob Schaeffer called him on it… “So you promise no changes and to leave the problem”…

Bush: “….has voted to tax Social Security more than one time…no plan to fix SS…’the rich’ pay 80% of tax load…middle class and low income relief…opponent voted against…”

The Melting candle obviously didn’t watch his Veep candidate on Chris Wallace’s show…he said, “…[Bush] cut after school programs and that’s just not in my gut…” but Silky Pont told Wallace that if their budget doesn’t add up—further cuts in these social programs would be the first things to happen….hmmm….

…he just tried to cover the ‘Global test’ statement with a ‘truth standard’…

YES!!!! Thank you Bushie…the Jedi Mind trick worked…. “In 1990 there was a VAST coalition (even SYRIA voted for the use of force) and KERRY voted AGAINST it…he can’t pass any test!” *This* is the part of Kerry’s record that he ‘can run, but can’t hide’ from…what a schmuck!

Lumiere relates a nice ‘hunting with a sheriff’ story to illustrate his point about ban on assault weapons…the only problem is the story took place a YEAR ago when the ban was still in effect… I demand the SAT scores for this man….

Bushie hits it out of the park with his ‘Faith’ answer. “Armies of the compassionate” (referring to faith based programs –loved by the Black community). The evangelicals that didn’t vote in 2000 are salivating… Kerry, of course, looks like he has spikes in his underwear as he attempts to answer this question –what a hypocrite…

When Lumiere talks about ‘marrying up’ I think this is the FIRST real smile I have seen from him…it’s still disturbing, but it was funny…funny because it’s true –and sad.

*HIGHLIGHT*
In The Candle’s closing statement he pledges that he will fight for America if he is President with the ‘same passion’ he fought with as a young man…THAT’S WHAT WE ARE AFRAID OF!!!! God help us… He will wage the War on Terror for four months before he pulls out and protests against it? Sheeesh… Did he just say…Grab your dream with me….who is advising this man?

Kerry won the first debate on style and Bush won on substance –Second debate I think Bush clearly won, but some say it was a tie –Third debate Bushie hit it out of the park…
Can I descend a bit and say that Thereeeeeesa looked like shit yet again…Can you imagine how horrific she would be without a billion dollars –if she is that disheveled with it! *eeewwww* Note to Tootsie…fire your plastic surgeon, stylist and wardrobe person immediately….

*Last night Rudy Guiliani said he took 8 pages of notes…I am embarrassed to say I took 18….

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

If Only I Had a Soapbox...(other than this...)

I don’t usually like to do posts that are just links (like I said –Drudge doesn’t need my help)…but there are a few things I would like to point out –

This is awesome.

Just for you Jericho:

CATHOLIC SEMINARIANS SHUT OUT OF KERRY RALLY! Just days after John Kerry invoked his Catholic faith and altar boy days on stage during the second debate, his campaign has acted to refuse two Catholic seminarians admission to a Kerry rally Read about it here or here

-or here-
Catholics Not Welcome by Kerry/Edwards Campaign
“John Kerry likes to use the fact that he was raised Catholic as a prop for political purposes …you don't have to be any specific faith to get a sense of the hostility of the Kerry/Edwards campaign towards religious people. Check out what happens when a group of seminarians try to attend a Kerry/Edwards debate watch event in St. Louis:
After a longer wait a young lady claiming to be a staff member of the Kerry/Edwards campaign approached. She asked to see the signs, so we showed them to her. As soon as she realized that the signs said things such as "You CANT be Catholic and pro-choice. She said that we would be unable to enter with the signs. I produced a document from the ACLU that said otherwise. At this point we began to be accosted by various Kerry supporters. They were right up in my face, screaming and yelling. With their arms flailing they informed me that I was not welcome there. Others screamed "Who are you to tell me that my daughter who was raped cannot have an abortion." We remained calm and prayerful.
But it didn't end there. Even after the seminarians agreed not to bring any signs into event (despite their legal right to do so); they were denied entrance to the event for no explainable reason:
They sent the same woman who I had discussed the sign issue with. She informed me that since the Kerry/Edwards campaign had rented the America's Center they had every right to deny anyone that they deemed likely to cause a disruption of to be a threat to the safety of the Senator. I told her that we would leave our signs outside. She said no. I told her that we would say nothing, and that we were not there to cause a disruption or harm to the Senator, and that if we did cause a disruption they could remove us. She said no. I asked her what evidence they had that we were going to cause a disruption, at which time she fell silent because there was no evidence. Up until this time the only disruptions were those cause by the Kerry supporters themselves, all we did was stand silently in prayer. I pressed her on this issue, but she could not give an adequate answer. They had no grounds for expelling us other than the fact that we were wearing roman collars. They knew our very presence would challenge Senator Kerry’s position on Life issues and the wanted to avoid that, even if it meant squelching our freedom of speech and freedom of expression. So much for the Democratic Party being a party of understanding and diversity.
At this point the Kerry people left and I was whisked away for a meeting with the police. They informed me that I had two options. To be escorted out peacefully or forcefully. I told them that we would leave peacefully since we did not come to cause problems only to provide a silent and prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life. I told the officers that I had only one request before we left; I wanted to know the reason we were being denied entrance. Clearly, as the police conceded, we were not a security threat, and there was no evidence that we were going to be disruptive. They asked the Kerry/Edwards people who said they would no longer speak to us about anything. Thus we were escorted out amid jeer and cheering from those still standing in line. But this is not the end of the story...Good to see the Democrats so open and welcoming to all walks of life, huh?”
Written by Kevin Patrick, 10-10-04

Ok, I am sick of hearing about The Sinclair Group and how they shouldn’t be able to run this documentary about Kerry’s shameful anti-war antics so close to the election. The Sinclair group only has channels in about ¼ of American households. People are calling for ‘equal time’…this is SO ridiculous!!!! Does Bush get equal time for the hour of free advertising Kerry gets each week from Bill Maher on HBO (not to mention re-runs) or for the Sundance channel’s ‘Al Franken Show” (though I admit it probably only has one viewer)… Come on people---Kerry gets 99% more good press from the regular media than Bush does...pleeeeaaase.

I am also sick of hearing about the ‘religious right’….the evil evangelicals…*sigh* How many Kerry/Edwards events have been held in Black Baptist churches –where is the ACLU calling for the Separation of Church and State?! If Bush was going around speaking in churches (the way Clinton, Kerry & Edwards have) people would be up in arms…and Bush actually attends church when the cameras aren’t on him!!!!!
Not to mention the fact that Kerry favorite church speech ‘tagline’ is “A man who has words and no deeds is dead”…Didn’t he just say at the debate the other night that he doesn’t believe in abortion (words), BUT that he couldn’t legislate that way? (no deeds)…. What an asshole….

****Fellow Conservatives****
From Keystone Soldiers:
"I just wanted to let you know about a grassroots effort to get the
new FarenHYPE9/11 DVD to our troops. Overstock.com has been great and
donated 5,000 copies and the groups involved in the project are trying
to raise enough to send 5,000 more to counteract the damage done to
troop morale by Michael Moore.
The video is not a Moore bashing or a Vote Bush back. It is about the
truth of the support the soldiers have and the facts about what the
troops feel.
The link below will take you to the blog that started the project and
you should also check out TruthForTroops.org when they get it up and
running.

Moorewatch

Keystone Soldiers is involved in providing the names for the first
shipment and we are collecting the donations to send the second
shipment. Knowing how you feel about supporting the troops I thought
you might want to help spread the word about the project."

Any help you could give Keystone and our guys would be great!!!!!