Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The Syrian-Iranian proxy "muscle" control of multiple terror organizations is being flexed in hopes that Lebanon will fall under a theocratic, Sharia Law controlled government that would join in the global radicalization of Islam. For such a peaceful religion, there seems to be an awful lot of conflict around the globe that all comes back to radical Muslims. And think, this one in Lebanon doesn't even have anything to do with Dick Cheney's huting skills. Whatever can they be fighting for?
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
We should have open and full disclosure of campaign contributions, and let the people decide who to vote for. McCain's "base" (Tim Russert of Meet the Press) might be impressed, but the rest of us in the GOP camp are going to "pass" on old Johnny boy when Republican primaries arrive next year. Dennis Prager sheds light on why exactly this will be the case.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Looking for a vacation spot to enjoy some adult beverages? Pass on Iran as your destination. A Norwegian man was brutally beaten for consuming two alcoholic beverages while vacationing in your favorite State-sponsor of terrorism.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Okay, time for the next one. (Warning: even I got this one wrong). Here it is: France…If you said, “The epitome of Liberal, Socialistic failure,” and it were two weeks ago, you would have been absolutely correct. Thankfully, times change and conservatives get elected in most major elections in the Westernized Free World since George W. Bush’s victory in 2000. France and her no longer welfare-obsessed public have let their disillusioned voices be heard (and how).
For the next five years at least, France has the chance to cease being the answer to such demeaning questions as “Where can you find the most pathetically apathetic citizenry outside of San Francisco?” and “Which democracy could give Soviet Russia a run for their money in not knowing what to do with their money?”
The reason for this writer’s sudden change-of-heart regarding “Croissant Land” is the result of last week’s Presidential election in the country who was once so very close to speaking German as her national language. (I never did hear how they averted that near-catastrophe though; then again, I went to public school here in America, so any of the good things we've done for other countries must be seen through the prisims of slavery, chauvinism, and Enron.)
Conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy successfully defeated far-Left Socialist Segolene Royal (53 to 47%). If there were any doubt as to the existence of a mandate (that word only Liberals are allowed to use after they themselves win elections) for drastic changes in social and economic policies from French voters, the fact that over 85% (highest in 25 years) of the voting public turned out for these historic elections should be at the very least considered circumstantial evidence.
To put this into context --- we are lucky for half of that to show up when the most powerful job in the world is on the line.
I realize at this point, some of you are in the same state of disbelief that I was in about a month ago when I first began to learn of “Sarko the American” (his endearing nickname provided by the, to put it charitably, the somewhat anti-American media in Europe), and the drastic departures he is willing to make from the status-quo culture of failure that permeates France (insert European Union country’s name here). But, as I myself happily realized, this guy seems to be for real.
In a nation where showing support for the United States renders you the whipping boy of media and intellectual elites; in a nation where legal citizens fear for their life and refuse to speak out in self-preservation against the dangerous surge in illegal immigration (by radical Muslims who insist on ignoring the rule of law, and on using violence to show just how peaceful they mean to be); in a nation where if less than one hundred cars are set on fire by protestors each day, success is claimed; in this context Nicolas Sarkozy bravely put forth a conservative, pro-American platform of stricter immigration regulation, across-the-board tax cuts, and immediate crack-down on those who refuse to be a functioning member of French society and obey its laws.
Sarkozy called the Muslim rioters, who’ve been terrorizing French streets and policemen for more than a year, “scum”, greatly hurting his chances of winning over the coveted “Scum: 18-30” demographic that pollsters predicted would sink him. He has promised a return to lower taxes, longer work weeks, and curtailed federal government expenditures on welfare programs.
Sark the Shark essentially ran, and won, as a right-of-center candidate who preached the dire need for a rediscovery of democratic, free market principles; not the secular-progressive, anti-American, open-border campaign being run by every single Democratic candidate here in our own nation.
Sarko in ’08, anyone?
Alright, back to reality. Nicolas Sarkozy is many things, but a red-state conservative he’s not. For starters, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth is one his favorite flicks. He’s had open and on-going affairs while still married to a woman who’s brazenly conducting her own brand of hanky-panky in Paris’ version of Manhattan high-society. He sadly does not see the necessity of winning in Iraq (but at least is willing to take an active role in the War on Terror, especially interms of dealing with the elements within his own borders, something Jacque Chirac would not do).
However, the reasons to be encouraged by this landmark win by a self-described conservative are aplenty. Think of this: there are now right-of-center leaders in America, Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan, Poland and France. It could be said that frustrated people across the Free World are apparently rejecting the failures of Socialism, Communism, and American Liberal’s “Great Society” policies.
Another boost of optimism (not a new option for your Jamba Juice smoothie) can be found in the fact that a fire breathing, short-tempered, out-of-her-league, far-Left, female candidate was defeated; not with double-talk and compromising of core conservative values; but with the proud and unapologetic proclamation of them. (Hope you’re taking notes Rudy, Mitt, and McCain.)
Sarko is a young (52), energetic, Roman Catholic (born to Greek Jewish mother). He’s a first-generation immigrant and French patriot who has already served in public office for 25 years, narrowly surviving a handful of potential career-ending run-in’s with Leftist politicians (thanks to his own penchant for blunt truth-telling).
He is known as France’s “number one cop” for his no-nonsense stance on providing protection for the people of his country. (Not surprisingly, being a good cop is considered a bad thing by the press in France). He preaches assimilation, and adherence to the law, for immigrants. What’s not to like?
The greatest compliment the new President of France has received comes in the form of not-so-veiled political jabs from far-Left journalists in Europe who have compared Sarkozy to both Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. In some alternate universe that only Liberals are allowed to dwell in, being compared to two of the most imaginative and courageous leaders in history is a negative thing.
Here’s my point: people (even French ones) really do want a strong military, a strong economy, and a strong leader (generally, inseparable characteristics of a successful nation). The citizens of France have spoken and their choice was Right.
Sarkozy’s cozy admiration for the American way of life proves that not everyone in the world hates us as much as our own Liberals do. Once again we have (potentially) a true ally in Paris, and the French once again have a shot at being a legitimate excuse for a country.
If Republicans hope to stem the torrent tide of anti-American, anti-Bush sentiments on the out-spoken Left in 2008, they’d better take notice of the fact that inherent in all Freemen and women (again, even French ones) is the core belief that in life, ‘tis better to endure failure in freedom than obtain security with no real choice.
Personal responsibility and governmental accountability were the themes of Sarko’s campaign in France; they must, and will, be that of the GOP’s nominee come ’08.
Dennis Prager explains why the Israeli-Hezbollah war last summer, as well as the current War in Iraq, are considered to be "defeats" for each respective country's army...simply because the media says so.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Some people think we are "dancing with the devil" by allying with the militaristic President of Pakistan; but the current alternative to supporting him is what you see to your left....namely, chaos fueled by Islamic radicals who seek to re-create the terrorists' haven that existed in Talibani-run Afghanistan.
It is an imperative that we discern who we can work with (current President of Pakistan, despite his flaws), and that we identify clearly who we cannot work with (Islamo-fascists)
Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
-Madame Speaker Pelosi (November 9th, 2006)
I mean, how is she suppose to find to time to clean up her own "conflicts of interest", let alone Congress', when there is so much Bush-bashing and Middle Eastern diplomatic undermining to do???
Well done, Dame Pelosi... http://www.nypost.com/seven/05082007/news/nationalnews/her_an_fran_treat_nationalnews_geoff_earle.htm
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Please read the following articles on why this is a great day for Free Market Democracy around the world.
http://www.nysun.com/article/53941 (Mark Steyn's NY Sun piece)
Friday, May 04, 2007
Now he is directly influencing Congressmen and women to bring back the Fairness Doctrine that would force Conservative voices like Rush Limbaugh off the air. The pathetic thing isn't that some European Marxist has so much clout in our country; it is that elected representatives in our country are so eager to silence their opponents in a nation built on the freedoms of speech, press, assembly, etc.
At least this doesn't sound like Communism...
Dr. Robby says: Get your weekly dose of sanity from The Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer
"Iraq was such an obsession of the Clinton administration that Bill Clinton ultimately ordered an air and missile attack on its WMD installations that lasted four days. This was less than two years before Bush won the presidency. Is it odd that the administration following Clinton's should share its extreme concern about Iraq and its weapons?"http://www.townhall.com/columnists/CharlesKrauthammer/2007/05/04/the_myths_of_war
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
The father of a Marine who was killed in Iraq gave President Bush the actual pen he used to veto the Defeatocrats bill for a time-tabled retreat.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Typically, when Madonna begins her latest rant on how badly she is needed in Zimbabwe to adopt children (who still have living parents, but the kid’s real dad is just lazy); that is my cue that I’ve landed on Extra! for far too long. At that point, I know there must be homework or trust-fall exercises I can be doing to prevent my full-blown metamorphosis into just another superficial suburbanite.
But, as I sat at a stoplight near my house on the way home from church this past Sunday, and the lyrics from John Mayer’s newest ballad, “Waiting on the World to Change”, actually got past the fairly rigorous “load-of-bologna-filter” I employ while listening to FM radio, something in me snapped.
Me and all my friends, we’re so misunderstood
They say we “stand for nothing”, and “there’s no way” we ever could
We see everything that’s going wrong, with the world and those who lead it
We just feel like we don’t have the means to rise above and beat it
So we just keep on…
Waiting, waiting on the world to change
It’s hard to be persistent, when we’re standing at a distance
We’ll just keep waiting, waiting on the world to change
I hear ya, Johnny cakes. I feel misunderstood in that I thought it was made expressly clear I do not care for the mindless drivel of pot-headed narcissists whose biggest dilemma each week is if the Paparazzi knows what Jessica Simpson and he ordered at Starbucks in Malibu?
No, you didn’t get that memo? I guess I’ll just have to keep on waiting then (waiting on radio station manager’s taste to change).
John Mayer, who despite his insufferable public persona is an incredibly gifted guitar player, reveals the futility and emptiness of his logic, in his own lyrics. “We see everything that’s wrong with the world and those who lead it…we just feel like we don’t the means to rise above and beat it.” The “means”? You mean like effort, intelligence, an education, and a clue? Those “means”, Mayer?
I know it is hard for Old John to take a break from his busy schedule of being told how great he is at playing an instrument (for millions of dollars), but would it kill him to actually listen to the content of what he puts on a CD before releasing it? You’re embarrassing yourself, dude. Now here, take this Grammy and go away.
If we had the power to bring our neighbors home from war
They wouldn’t miss a Christmas, no more ribbons on their door
When you trust your television, what you get is what you got
Oh, and when they control the information, they can bend it all they want
It’s not that we don’t care; we just know that the fight ain’t fair
One day our generation, is gonna’ rule the population
So we just keep on waiting, waiting on the world to change…
Anyone want to venture a guess as to how many of John’s “neighbors” are actually the kind of people who would volunteer to serve in Iraq? The Hollywood Hills have as much to do with military service in the Middle East, as Little Caesar’s has to do with good pizza in Chicago. Why is it that Liberals are so obsessed with exposing their own inadequacies and deepest fears by projecting them on legitimately brave men and women who are actually willing to fight?
My generation has sadly succumbed to the incredibly seductive allure of post-Modernistic, secular-progressive, anti-religious, anti-authoritarian, anti-military, defeatist, spineless thinking that was brought to us by academic and intellectual elites from Europe, and has been championed on college campuses across this great nation for the past 40 years.
It is immensely shortsighted and thoroughly insecure to place your trust in a worldview where dissenting for no other reason than “dissent” itself (and misguided dissent, at that) is prized and lauded more readily than heroism on the battlefield (or, say, the heroism necessary to remain married your entire adult life and/or raise a family).
Mr. Mayer claims that he cares about what is going on, but doesn’t seem to know what he can do to get more involved. You see, the rest of us learned in high school and college (the place people go to not sound as ignorant the rest of their life, John) that normal participants in democracy involve themselves by engaging in the seemingly trite exercises of: reading newspapers and books; watching the news; using our common sense and good judgment; not smoking copious amounts of ganja; and obtaining an educational level above that of being able to play a wicked F-chord on our “axe”.
Why should any adults trust my generation with real responsibility anyway? We can’t even emotionally handle the realization we weren’t the best reader in our class back in grade school without having to see a psychologist; what hope is there that we have the moral fortitude to stand up to fanatical terrorists? You’d have to be insane to entrust the care of the Free World to an age demographic that identifies Sanjaya more readily than our own Vice President (hint: think “duck hunting”).
Then again, it is people my age and younger who are the ones on the front-line of this War on Terror. The Liberal Baby Boomers tried to advert having to serve their country when they had the chance, and now have projected enough of their own weaknesses on a new generation. Fighting a war is more than just boots on the ground; it is the collective will of the people behind an effort to preserve freedom. Liberals are interested in neither, and John Mayer has put that ethos to tune.
In Generation iPod we get our news from Jon Stewart, morals from Grey’s Anatomy, and learn American history from Socialist European directors in Hollywood (spoiler alert: We are imperialistic pigs who plunder and pillage benign societies of holistic people-groups). We are desperate to make sense of a life that, at face value, appears to be nothing more than a series of meaningless benchmarks illuminating the shadowy path toward retirement in warmer weather.
Our world and attitudes change so frequently because we are emotion-based as a society and the foundational anchors of God, family, and country have been systemically (and purposely) eliminated in exchange for politically correct, uber-tolerant, religiously pluralistic, arm-floaties (the kind you wore in kindergarten when the deep end looked like the open ocean). Our souls are drowning in the seas of our own existential making.
What is most tragic about the lyrics from “Waiting on the World to Change” is that there is so much each of us can do to change our world. Find a purpose (God). Educate yourself. Test the things you are taught with the reason and intellect we as humans possess. Be grateful for the gift of life. Show compassion, but do not enable the moral weaknesses of others around you. Hold elected officials accountable for their decisions by electing politicians that favor the issues you value.
Things do not change overnight. It takes decades of undermining authority and rationalizing away moral standards for a once strong, united, religious nation to end up a breeding ground for appeasement-rich, self-obsessed, young adults who seek to take every advantage of the same political, cultural, and economic systems they spend most of their time ridiculing and despising.
Here’s one, John Mayer: grow up. There are real problems that require real solutions, and no amount of “jamming” or whammy-bar soloing is going to fix them. While Mayer and countless others in my generation continue to wait, why don’t the rest of us turn off the radio station that plays his empty verses, pick up a good book or newspaper (or blog), and commit to an honest pursuit of the Truth?
Honestly, where are the feminists now? Where is the outrage that is exhibited when women aren't allowed to join the same Country Club as men in this country? Does the Left actually care about life, or should we take their silence regarding actual human rights violations (including abortion) to signal that the causes and movements they claim to champion are for nothing more than their own guilty consciences and inflated egos?