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Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Flip Flop

John Kerry's "handlers" have been keeping him away from the Press, as they scramble to compose a response to Kerry's hopelessly irreconcilable accounts of his 1968 "Christmas in Cambodia."

What the Kerry Campaign needs is a slam-dunk one-liner, that will put an abrupt end to all the dogged questions that mainstream media reporters haven't gotten around to asking, but some day may.

I think I have the nuanced answer that will extricate the Candidate from this predicament. How's this:

"I actually did cross into Cambodia . . . before I crossed back."


Posted by larry_naselli at 7:55 AM CDT
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Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Double Standard for Vietnam Vets

Over the last seven months we have learned that any Senate vote John Kerry has cast, and any issue position John Kerry embraces is unassailable, because he is a Vietnam Veteran, and to say he is wrong about anything is to "question his patriotism."

Now two-hundred fifty Vietnam Veterans have given their word in print that Kerry's Vietnam service was not as heroic as Kerry himself has advertised, and the Candidate's surrogates have fanned out to discredit those Veterans.

If we are supposed to grant unquestioning credence to Kerry because he served in Vietnam, then why shouldn't Kerry's fellow Swift Boat Veterans enjoy the same magical credibility? They served in Vietnam too, so isn't anyone who disputes their motives or their veracity "questioning their patriotism"? Or does that line only work for Democrat politicians?


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:47 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:49 AM CDT
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Monday, August 9, 2004
If his heroics are for real, Kerry should simply release his records and be vindicated

Earlier this year, when the Party of Michael Moore demanded that "deserter" George W. Bush release his military service records, Bush - whose records would supposedly be embarrassing - promptly released the records, which showed that he was a good fighter pilot, flying Cold War continental air-defense missions, and that his service was honorable, if undistinguished. Bush's records were a big dud for Democrats looking for a "smoking gun" to turn swing voters against the President.

Now, just as "war hero" John Kerry reports for duty, founding his campaign for President of the United States upon his putative heroics in Vietnam, those heroics have been called into question by a group of two-hundred of his fellow Vietnam War Swift Boat Veterans. So why doesn't Kerry - whose records would presumably bring him further glory - simply release the records and be vindicated?

Moreover, why does the same news media that gave such frenzied institence to the DNC-inspired "Bush was AWOL" hoopla, now seem so uninterested in seeing Kerry's military service records?


Posted by larry_naselli at 10:15 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 9, 2004 10:26 AM CDT
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Starring in the role he was born to play?

A guy like Barack Obama is politically dangerous enough -- well spoken, nice looking, youthful, beautiful family, smooth as butter, but every bit the Leftist as Howard Dean or Teddy Kennedy. He is an African American running in a blue, turning bluer state, where the African American vote in Cook County can swing the entire state, with strong turnout -- but to have Obama run for Senate uncontested makes him much stronger than he really is. Uncontested, Obama can simply smile his way into the U.S. Senate, without the People of Illinois ever having a hint of what a whacked-out Leftist he is.

The current situation does not call for a candidate - the seat is probably hopelessly lost for now - this situation calls for an assassin. I most emphatically do not mean character assassination, I mean issues assassination. Obama holds positions on issues ranging from taxes to same-sex marriage, and everything in-between, which are drastically out of step with most Illinois voters, and this election needs an opponent capable of exposing and hurting Obama on those issues. Alan Keyes is just such a man. In fact, this fall Alan Keyes may be starring in the role he was born to play.



Posted by larry_naselli at 9:38 AM CDT
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Friday, August 6, 2004

Following are some handy guidelines for maintaining (or claiming to have had) a historically proper attitude toward Vietnam Veterans:

1967-1968 Vietnam Veterans are to be respected by ordinary law-abiding citizens, and maligned by long-haired, maggot-infested, tie-dyed, dope-smoking, communist-sympathizing, hippie freaks.

1969-1971 Vietnam Veterans are to be disrespected by ordinary law-abiding citizens, and maligned by long-haired, maggot-infested, tie-dyed, dope-smoking, communist-sympathizing, hippie freaks, and aspiring Democrat Party politicians.

1972-1979 Vietnam Veterans are to be forgotten by ordinary law-abiding citizens and aspiring Democrat Party politicians, and maligned by long-haired, maggot-infested, tie-dyed, dope-smoking, communist-sympathizing, hippie freaks.

1980-1991 Vietnam Veterans are to be pitied by ordinary law-abiding citizens, ignored by Democrat Party politicians, including those who have obtained haircuts, law degrees, Armani suits and seats in the United States Senate, and maligned by long-haired, maggot-infested, tie-dyed, dope-smoking, communist-sympathizing, hippie freaks.

1992-2000 Vietnam Veterans are to be forgotten by ordinary law-abiding citizens, ignored by Democrat Party politicians, including those who have obtained haircuts, law degrees, Armani suits and seats in the United States Senate, or turned the Oval Office into a bordello, and maligned by long-haired, maggot-infested, tie-dyed, dope-smoking, communist-sympathizing, hippie freaks.

2001-2003 Vietnam Veterans are to be ignored by all of the above, except Democrat Politicians who find disaffected Vietnam Vets to predict another Vietnam will result from any use of American military power.

2002-2004 Vietnam Veterans are to be revered by all, even by Democrat Politicians and long-haired, maggot-infested, etc... hippie freaks. A Vietnam Veteran is never to be questioned on any issue of policy, nor any Congressional vote cast. A Vietnam Veteran's military service alone qualifies him for the highest public office in the land, as well as for any inferior office, and puts his integrity and patriotism beyond question, notwithstanding any reprehensible actions the Vietnam Vet may have engaged in, during or after his service.

One teensy-weensy exception to this last rule would be respecting those Vietnam Veterans whose account of John Kerry's Vietnam service differ from Kerry's own self-aggrandizing account. Such Vietnam Veterans should be assumed to have been bought off by sinister Texas businessmen with close ties to Karl Rove and the Bush-Cheney-Halliburton-House of Saud 2004 Campaign. Such Vietnam Veterans are politically motivated liars, and should be discredited and smeared, when they're not being ignored altogether.



Posted by larry_naselli at 3:44 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 9, 2004 9:24 AM CDT
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Thursday, August 5, 2004
7 Minutes -vs- 12 Years

How does John Kerry figure that 7 minutes was too long for the President to wait before taking action on 9/11, but 12 years was too short a time to wait before taking action on Iraq?

Posted by larry_naselli at 5:33 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, August 6, 2004 3:15 PM CDT
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Monday, August 2, 2004
Kerry Spells Out America's Choice: Revenge or Prevention

"I will never hesitate to use force when it is required. Any attack will be met with a swift and certain response." These words from John Kerry's acceptance speech define the life and death choice that Americans will make this November.

September 11, 2001 proved that Islamist terrorists are at war with the United States, and President Bush has fought that war with a strategy of destroying the terrorists where they train and plot, and targeting any government that aids terrorists as an enemy of the United States of America, to be pressured into halting its support for terrorism, or overthrown.

The object of such pre-emptive war is to deny our terrorist enemies safe havens, and the type of weapons that could make the 9/11 attacks pale by comparison. America's military might is being used to disable terrorist networks before they can mount another attack on our homeland.

By contrast, John Kerry has proclaimed that, as Commander in Chief, he would wait for America to be attacked again before taking military action. Kerry has promised a September 10th policy: "If attacked, I will respond." But it is September 12th, and the American People must decide whether we really ought to wait around for another attack and hope for the best, as John Kerry recommends.

Voters will choose in a few months whether America's military power will be used by a President Kerry to avenge the murder of our People, or by President Bush to prevent it.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:10 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 2, 2004 10:40 AM CDT
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Friday, July 30, 2004
Biggest Yet

The Democrat Convention featured John Kerry's most astonishing flip-flop yet. Until now, a positively notorious opponent and critic of the Vietnam War as an unjust and unneccessary use of American military power, Kerry proclaimed to the assembled delegates, "I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as President."

STOP THE PRESSES!!! Are the American People to understand that Kerry now views the Vietnam War as a war to defend the United States of America? This is a breathtaking turnabout. If Kerry means what he said in his acceptance speech, the Country should soon be treated to the Candidate's apology for anti-war activities which opposed and maligned a war to defend of America.

As usual, the catch is: "if Kerry means what he says."

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:21 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2004 5:01 PM CDT
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Monday, July 26, 2004
Uncurious and Unserious

Sandy Berger, who served as National Security Adviser under President Clinton, is under criminal investigation for stealing classified documents associated with the 9/11 Commission Inquiry. Berger removed the classified documents (some of which he subsequently disposed of) from the National Archives, by stuffing them into his socks and trousers.

This is surely one of the most curious incidents of pilfering since Nixon campaign operatives broke into Democrat National Committee Headquarters in 1972, and it seems obvious to wonder whether Berger may have stolen any documents, the absence of which may have compromised the quality of the Commission's conclusions. Notwithstanding, Media bigshots like Dan Rather, and Democrat Party leaders like Tom Daschle and Terry MacAuliff, have expressed interest only in the "timing" of the revelation, and their minions have dutifully echoed that chorus.

A generous interpretation of the Democrats' and the Liberal Media's lack of curiousity about what Berger was filching, why he was filching it, or even the "timing" of his kleptomania, is that they don't believe in the importance of the 9/11 Commission to averting future attacks. To allow as much would be to admit that the Commission was formed to make partisan hay in an election year. If, on the other hand, they do believe the Commission's work is vital to defending America from terrorist attacks, the Democrats' and the Liberal Media's uncurious attitude toward Sandy Berger's antics reveals how unserious they are about winning the War on Terrorism.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:49 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 2, 2004 8:31 AM CDT
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Tuesday, July 20, 2004
OK Then, Let's Really Be Safe

The State of New York has taken the lead in banning the use of deadly hand-held cell phones while operating a motor vehicle, and we should all applaud this humane and foresighted effort to make our roadways safe for the children.

Disdaining reactionary warnings about a domineering, paternalistic government extending its coercive grasp into every detail of American's lives, many fellow Americans with whom I've spoken approve of this compassionate government action.

Their perspective is noble and progressive, fitting for enlightened 21st century citizens, who prize safety and security above all other petty, parochial and archaic considerations, such as limited government, individual liberty and personal responsibility.

My only rebuke to my saftey-conscious countrymen is that most lack the courage of their convictions. If we are going to make our roadways truly safe, we must attack the root causes of unsafe roadways, and eradicate all distracted driving hazards, not just the popular cause of the pernicious hand-held cell phone.

I urge you my friends, if you support the action of the State of New York to outlaw hand-held cell phones while driving, that you contact your State Representative, State Senator and Governor, to demand a ban on every other driving distraction that imperils the health and safety -- yes, even the lives of our children.

To help you get started on this worthy crusade, below I've provided a litany of distracted driving hazards (DDH's). I trust that you will be able to add to this list; and let us not rest, until we have once and for all made our roadways safe again.

If we're going to be safe on the road, let's really be safe: let's ban all distractions while driving, namely:

Hand-held cell phones
Hands-free cell phones
Car Stereos
Car Radios
(especially those playing Right Wing Talk Radio)
Roadside Billboard Ads
Children in the back seat
(sorry, you'll just have to seat them up front, where they may be decapitated by your Federally-mandated Air Bag bomb, but if we're going to have safety, sacrifices must be made)
Eating and Drinking (of course, we must also close the Fast-Food Drive-Thru Loophole)
Talking
Thinking
Daydreaming
Praying


And finally, the leading cause of distracted driving by that most at-risk group: young adult males . . .
Pretty Girls Walking


Posted by larry_naselli at 8:50 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2004 5:02 PM CDT
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Wednesday, July 7, 2004
There They Go Again

Well, there they go again. Senator Elizabeth Dole accuses John Kerry of another "flip-flop" because during the Democrat Primary he berated John Edwards for his woeful lack of experience.

This charge is simply not fair. Kerry made those remarks almost six months ago! Edwards has a lot more experience now, and just think how much more experience he'll have by Inauguration day in January 2005.



Posted by larry_naselli at 11:06 AM CDT
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Contingency Fee

There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that John Edwards agreed to run for VP only after John Kerry agreed that if he wins the election Edwards will receive 1/3 of the Presidential salary.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:21 AM CDT
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Tuesday, July 6, 2004
Malpractice Suit?

What is the REAL reason that John Kerry is cozying up to John Edwards? Could it be that Kerry is planning to sue his Botox Doctor, and needs to retain a first-rate ambulance chaser?


Posted by larry_naselli at 2:10 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, July 6, 2004 4:55 PM CDT
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John Kerry, Yawnmeister

Since John Edwards shaped up as the conventional wisdom choice for John Kerry's Running Mate, the consummately colorless Kerry chose him, even though Edwards is -- to put it generously -- not a proven vote-getter.

When George H.W. Bush picked Dan Quayle, a wealthy, handsome young one-term Senator as his VP, it was a bold and surprising stroke - a bold and surprising stroke that backfired when the opposition piled on, and Quayle proved to be not ready for prime time. The originality of choosing a wealthy, handsome young one-term Senator having been expended fifteen years since, Kerry's choice of Edwards was a pedestrian action that comports perfectly with the candidate's own yawn-inducing style.

Now this all presents the delicious opportunity for Dick Cheney, son of blue-collar parents, a thoroughly self-made, pulled-himself-up-by-his-own-bootstraps man to answer Edwards exaggerated rags-to-riches vamp with something like, "Young man, I knew Horatio Alger. Horatio Alger was a friend of mine, and you're no Horatio Alger."

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:27 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 8:35 AM CDT
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Monday, July 5, 2004
Saddam Tortured?

Saddam Hussein's lawyer* claims that the deposed dictator was tortured while in U.S. Custody. Saddam tortured? Heads should roll at U.S. Military intelligence if he wasn't!



*When I hear the phrase "Saddam Hussein's lawyer" I can't help but think of that old joke about lawyers and laboratory rats.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:42 AM CDT
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Prediction

I predict that this August at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, the favorite campaign slogan among Delegates will be: "JOHN KERRY: ALL THE LIBERALISM OF TED KENNEDY, WITH ONLY A FRACTION OF THE ALCOHOL"

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:33 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 10:28 AM CDT
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Friday, July 2, 2004
Jersey Girls MIA

A few months ago, when President Bush's re-election campaign included a fleeting image of Ground Zero in a TV ad promoting the President's "steady leadership in times of change," the news was dominated by the rapid-response outrage of a small group of women identified merely as "widows of 9/11 victims'" supposedly livid that images of 9/11 were being "exploited for political purposes."

Well, it turns out that these 9/11 widows, known as The Jersey Girls (who, upon closer examination, proved to also be talking point-spouting Democrat Party activists, neck-deep in Leftwing political causes), are not equal opportunity complainers. As Michael Moore's "Farenheit 911" sets box office records for a documentary, focusing extensively on the attacks at the World Trade Center for the rather transparent political purpose of defeating George W. Bush in the November election, the previously hyper-sensitive Jersey Girls are oddly silent about exploitation of the images of 9/11 for political purposes.

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:09 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, July 2, 2004 4:50 PM CDT
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Thursday, July 1, 2004
Big Tent?

I never realized how much Al Gore and Saddam Hussein have in common, beyond the cosmetic similarities of both recently having lost weight and re-groomed their facial hair, Gore and Saddam are also on the same page in their public pronouncements, e.g. "President Bush is a criminal." "I am the legitimate President."

The main difference between them is that Saddam makes his statements with immeasurably greater composure than Gore.



Posted by larry_naselli at 1:14 PM CDT
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A Little Friendly Advice

Matt Drudge reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be picked as Kerry's VP.

The DRUDGE REPORT: "All the signs point in [Hillary's] direction," said a top Washington insider, one of the most influential and well-placed in the nation's capital. "It is the solution to every Kerry problem."

Well, maybe every current Kerry problem; but, my advice to a President Kerry with Hillary Clinton "a heartbeat away from the Oval Office," would be this: hire a food taster.


Posted by larry_naselli at 9:00 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, July 6, 2004 5:09 PM CDT
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Heart's Desire

To come to Abba as a son
and boast of Him to everyone
to see myself, and others too
through Jesus' blood with vision true

To overcome the fear of failure
and have a passion for my Savior
to show my love so shamelessly
and talk to Him with honesty

To obey the words He daily gives me
and know that He is always with me
as my only source of power and direction
to let me see the rejects with pity and affection

I long for Jesus to express Himself
to the World and His Flock through me,
that I might daily experience His Love and Grace
and use the gifts He's put in me.

To fulfill the dreams that came from Him
and reach His heart each time I pray
to be so very full of Him
that I have enough Jesus to give away.



Copyright 2003 by Larry Naselli

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:34 AM CDT
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