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Tuesday, May 3, 2005
D stands for Democrat . . . and Disenfranchisors

What a long way we've come from the election of 2000, when leading Democrats (including Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham Clinton) were calling for the abolition of the Electoral College, because Al Gore, having won a majority of popular votes, lost the "archaic" and "outmoded" Electoral vote. The venerable Constitutional institution of the Electoral College was to be swept away unlamented, because it had the effect of "disenfranchising" the majority.

Fast forward to 2005: a minority of 41 Senators has been preventing the United States Senate from holding an up-or-down vote on the President's appointments to the Federal Courts, by means of a Senate Rule that has existed in its present form for less time than I've been alive. The minority is doing so with the full awareness that, if put to a vote, every one of these nominees would be confirmed by the majority.

Republicans have proposed changing (or clarifying) the Cloture Rule which the minority has employed to thwart majority rule, and Democrats -- appealing to a rationale that can only be described as reactionary -- are clinging to the great and inviolable tradition of a Senate Rule... a Rule which the Senate has repeatedly changed -- just as it is Constitutionally authorized to do.

What a difference in attitude, compared with the horror Democrats expressed at the putative frustration of majority rule in the 2000 Presidential Election. What a new found reverence for the sacred institutions of the Past, compared with Democrats' readiness to discard the two-plus centuries-old Electoral College.

Since the 2000 Election, Democrat Politicians, Activists and Opinion-makers have made the word "Disenfranchised" as much a staple of their vocabulary as "like," "um" and "you know" are of the MTV Generation's. Yet, when the Democrat minority prevents the People's elected representatives from casting a vote on the confirmation of judges appointed by the People's elected President, Democrats don't even blush as they trumpet the glories of minorities thwarting majorities. But, it's really, like, um, you know, Disenfranchisement.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:08 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:55 PM CDT
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Ratzinger chosen as Pope, relativists and apostates hardest hit.

Posted by larry_naselli at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:22 PM CDT
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Friday, April 15, 2005
Dissent, then and now

Dissent is Patriotic (we’ve been told in screeching tones),
when government behaves amiss, it’s duty that we owe.
Except, that is, if we reproach a Judge who’s crossed the line,
dissent is then incitement, if not blasphemy and crime.




Copyright 2005 by Larry Naselli

Posted by larry_naselli at 5:33 PM CDT
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Monday, April 4, 2005
Since I can't draw . . .

. . . Picture This:

A straggle of pathetic, half-naked Africans: women, children and grandparents. Some children with the telltale bloated bellies of advanced starvation, all of them with huge Precious Moments brown eyes, and flies on their faces. In the foreground, a water buffalo skull lies in the dirt, bleached by the searing rays of the equatorial Sun.

The caption reads: ?For only eighty-seven cents a day ? less than the price of a cup of coffee ? you can provide twenty-three starving families with stuffed Tabby Cats, so they can die with dignity.?




Posted by larry_naselli at 5:13 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, April 7, 2005 9:47 AM CDT
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Friday, April 1, 2005
Tabby Cat Apologists

George J. Felos, the creepy attorney for Michael Schiavo, who kept a straight face while reciting Orwellian descriptions of how good starvation looked on Terri Schiavo, including the unlikely detail that Terri was looking peaceful and holding a stuffed tabby cat, has inspired me to coin a phrase.

I hereby propose the term "Tabby Cat Apologist" to describe those low-lifes who go about making excuses for evil.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:14 AM CST
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Thursday, March 24, 2005
Kevorkian v. Jefferson

What does Congress have to do that is more important than the precise reason for which governments are instituted among men? Namely, to secure the God-given unalienable rights, which include life ? but do not include the right to kill your wife. The Terry Schiavo case is Kevorkian v. Jefferson, and the Courts have come down emphatically on the side of Kevorkian.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:01 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:19 PM CST
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To be a Liberal...

To be a liberal, you must be able to simultaneously believe that every elected official in the State of Florida, and the U.S. Congress is acting purely out of self-interest, and Michael Schiavo is acting purely out of altruism.


Posted by larry_naselli at 10:26 AM CST
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No more tears for starving third-worldlings

Whenever I saw a TV Commercial for World Vision, Feed The Children, Compassion International, etc... ? you know the ones, with the little brown children with their Precious Moments eyes, flies on their face, and bellies bloated from starvation ? I would feel a pang of sorrow for these poor unfortunates; but, no more. This week I learned that starvation is a dignified AND pain-free way to die.

So, why can?t we just allow all those starving little third-worldlings to die? After all, what kind of quality of life do they have to look forward to? Why should we take such extreme, costly and inefficient measures to keep them alive?

I would like to hear the people so anxious to do away with Terri Schiavo provide a rational explanation for keeping these children alive, or for keeping anyone alive, when they become inconvenient to somebody.


Posted by larry_naselli at 10:10 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2005 10:19 AM CST
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Breakthrough for Humane Executions

Over the years, concerns, protests and lawsuits about the manner in which the death penalty is inflicted on convicted murderers has led most States to replace the electric chair with lethal injection, as a means of administering death humanely.

It now turns out that the fuss and expense of lethal injection is unneccessary.

What we have learned from the Terry Schiavo case is that we can humanely rid ourselves of condemned prisoners without killing them. Instead of killing convicted murderers, we will simply "allow them to die" by denying them food until they starve to death.

See how easy that is?

Posted by larry_naselli at 12:37 PM CST
Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 12:40 PM CST
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Saturday, March 19, 2005
Bridge Building

What is one to make of the Democrats' reactionary -- almost idolatrous -- defense of the Social Security status quo? Perhaps today's Democrats are playing a variation on a Clinton theme; Harry and Nancy and Teddy and Howard are Building a Bridge to the Twentieth Century.

Posted by larry_naselli at 2:07 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:37 PM CST
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Friday, March 18, 2005
In the wrong place at the wrong time

How unfortunate for Terri Schiavo that she was not wounded on the battlefield, fighting against American Armed Forces. If she had been, the same people now clamouring for her death would be defending her rights to TLC and every creature comfort.

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:47 AM CST
Updated: Friday, March 18, 2005 12:09 PM CST
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Friday, March 11, 2005
Is Affirmative Action a victimless crime?

What information do you suppose the Associated Press (and most other MSM) is SUPPRESSING about the shooting of a judge and several other victims in Georgia?

If the Public has a “right to know” that guards at Abu Ghraib were mistreating prisoners, why doesn’t the Public have a right to know that the sheriff’s deputy who’s gun was taken was . . . a woman !!!

Of course, it is heretical to notice that a 100 LB girl is an easy mark for a monster like this Brian Nichols. Once upon a time, you had to be six feet tall and 200 LBS to get hired on most police forces. But, that was when we were less enlightened (and the bad guys were afraid of the cops). Oh well, if we’re going to make “social progress,” sacrifices must be made, eh?

Is Affirmative Action a victimless crime? Ask the families of the dead and wounded in and around that Courtroom. Perhaps I will organize a protest march with signs reading “Feminists Lied, People Died.”

Posted by larry_naselli at 5:06 PM CST
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Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Say The "R" Word

As a public service, LarryNaselli.com will be offering free language classes for Liberals. During weeks 1 through 7 of the course, we work with students to teach them to pronounce the following three-word sentence: "Bush was right."

Of course, remedial courses will be available for pupils who flunk lessons 1 through 7, and grief counseling will be available for those pupils who pass.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:21 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2005 8:52 AM CST
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Re-Branding

It's been a tough few months . . . well, years . . . well, make that decade for the Democrat Party. My youngest daughter turns 12 next month, and when she entered the world Democrats controlled the White House, both Houses of Congress, a majority of Governorships and a majority of Houses in the State Legislatures. The Party of FDR, JFK, LBJ and WJC also enjoyed the distinction of being the Party that more Americans identified with than any other.

In just over a decade every one of those advantages has been reversed, and about all the Democrats have to show for it is that Bill and Hillary Clinton have escaped from Public Housing to join the swollen ranks of first-time homeowners. The Bush tax cuts have the U.S. Economy humming, and to add insult to injury, very few observers accept the notion that the rising tide of freedom and democracy in the Middle East is a result of chance or inevitability, so that even sophisticated European Newspapers are mulling the once-unthinkable possibility that perhaps "Bush was right."

Well, these are the times that try men's souls, and insofar as the abiding arrogance of Liberal elitism permits, Democrats have been searching their souls (or at least their Marketing Consultants' souls) to discover how they can better present their Party to appeal to a body politic in which Democrat marketshare has been steadily declining.

One possible approach is Re-Branding. Presumably, the traditional Donkey mascot once projected the desired image for the Democrat Party, but times have changed, and branding must change with the times -- although some might count it ironic that the change the Democrat Party has made is from the Party that changes with the times to the Party that refuses to change with the times, or even to acknowledge that the times are changing at all.

For example, the Democrats have now staked their Party Identity on the twin premises that all is well with Social Security, and that U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East is a catastrophe. To call this viewpoint mistaken would be generous to the point of dishonesty, because what the Democrats are really engaged in is self-deception; and whatever the pecadillos of Donkeys are, self-deception is not commonly acknowledged to be among them. Since I'm not aware of any animal that would (or even could) stick its head where the Democrats have chosen to stick theirs, the best mascot I can propose for the Party's re-branding is the Ostrich: a noble beast perhaps, but also one that, shall we say, lacks vision, and is peculiarly vulnerable to swift kicks from behind. Quite a good fit, in fact.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:45 AM CST
Updated: Friday, March 4, 2005 9:02 AM CST
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Tuesday, March 1, 2005
They don't call it The Arab Street anymore

Ever since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001 Liberals have been predicting the imminent eruption of "The Arab Street."

Well, The Arab Street has finally erupted, demanding the withdrawal of the heavy-handed, unilateralist, imperialist occupiers who have kept Arabs down for so long. Unfortunately for America-hating Liberals, the object of The Arab Street's anger is the totalitarian Baathist regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

As the long-suffering People of Lebanon arise to claim the freedom they have watched the Afghans and Iraqis obtain, you can be sure that the tyrants now running Iran and Saudi Arabia are almost as uncomfortable with the eruption of The Arab Street as American Liberals are.


Posted by larry_naselli at 4:46 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:30 PM CST
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Saturday, February 12, 2005
Stale Clarke Memo Still Generating Misleading Headlines

The Chicago Tribune reports in a breathless headline today, "Pre 9/11 Memo to Rice Noted Al Qaeda Threat, Solutions." Breaking news? Hardly, it turns out to be Richard Clarke's much boasted-about Memo describing Osama Bin Laden's animus toward America and his Al Qaeda Training Camps in Afghanistan, and suggesting that the United States could inflict serious damage to Al Qaeda by attacking these camps from the air. Despite the alarming headline, Clarke's memo contains not a thing about the type of attack that stunned America on September 11, 2001.

In fact, Clarke had been offering the Clinton National Security team the same insight for years, with no effective action taken, despite Al Qaeda attacks between 1993 and 2000 against The World Trade Center, a U.S. Army barracks at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the Naval Destroyer U.S.S. Cole in the Gulf of Aden. Having made a late transition, following the disputed 2000 Presidential Election, President Bush had ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy. That review, completed on September 4, 2001, was already underway in February 2001 when Clarke sent his memo to NSA Rice, and Clarke's pique at the Bush Administration seems to center not around policy differences, but around his own loss of access to the President. Having grown accustomed to moving - as he perceived it - in the Clinton inner-circle, Clarke did not adjust well to being overlooked and underappreciated by the newcomers. Bill Clinton may have ignored Clarke's recommendations, but at least he flattered The Sage.

Clarke famously interpreted Condoleeza Rice's blank facial expression, as he one day delivered a soliloquy on the Al Qaeda threat, to indicate that Rice had never heard of Al Qaeda (a fact objectively refuted by Rice's public statements prior to the incident Clarke referred to); but anyone who watched the 9/11 Commission Hearings and saw Clarke's self-serving and sanctimonious testimony, or the grandstanding of his megalomaniacal "apology" for letting 9/11 happen, could easily deduce an alternate explanation for the National Security Adviser's facial expression, namely that Dr. Rice does not suffer pedants gladly.

Reading the story of Clarke's Memo, I had to wonder why the Tribune takes no interest in other National Security Memos that reached Dr. Rice. For example, the Clinton Administration had a National Security policy (endorsed by Congressional Resolution, with the concurrence of most current members of the Democrat House and Senate Leadership) which called for bringing about Regime Change in Iraq. This policy undoubtedly produced many memos, which Dr. Rice evidently did not act upon for at least two years, so why the selective indignation over Rice's supposed inaction on the Clarke memo? Why no ominous headlines from The Trib castigating the Bush Administration for dragging its feet two long years before acting on President Clinton's dire warnings about the WMD threat from Iraq?

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:57 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:31 PM CST
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Who's disingenuous?

While promoting Social Security Reform, President Bush has drawn outrage from Black so-called "Leaders" by pointing out that shorter Black life-spans make the current Social Security Program a transfer of dollars from Blacks to Whites. Black males presently subsidize the retirement of Whites, because Black workers who pay into the system all their working life, tend to die off after collecting only a few years of benefits. Black females fare only a little less badly, by living a few more years before becoming the benefactors of White retirees.

Blacks would benefit disproportionately from President Bush's proposal to level the playing field, by giving Americans ownership of their retirement savings, because Blacks are disproportionately penalized by the existing system. So, where do Black "Leaders" stand? Firmly, in defense of the status quo!

Hillary Shelton of the NAACP is typical of high-profile spokespersons for Black advocacy organizations. She charged President Bush with being "disingenuous" in his emphasis on the benefits of Social Security Reform to Black Americans. But it is George W. Bush whose talk of Black empowerment is matched by policy offering ownership and individual control of assets, while Black "Leaders" talk empowerment, but defend dependence on a Government Program that short-changes Blacks. So, exactly who is disingenuous?

Black "Leaders" will risk their credibility and can expect to have a hard time persuading other Black Americans that it is better for them to hang on tight to the short end of the Social Security stick, in order to protect the political futures of the heirs of FDR's legacy. Liberal interest groups like the NAACP rightly fear that many Black Americans will agree with President Bush that they should look out for the future of their own heirs.

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:56 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:32 PM CST
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Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Wither the Jersey Girls?

With tenured University of Colorado, Boulder professor, Ward Churchill, explaining to audiences that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were America's due comeuppance, one wonders why Big Media has failed to seek out "The Jersey Girls" as the anointed spokespersons for 9/11 Survivors, as they did during the 9/11 Commission Hearings and the 2004 Presidential Campaign. Why are the News Networks no longer interested in what these notoriously noisy women think?

Imagine the interview: "Ladies, a Colorado University Professor has described your deceased loved ones as `little Eichmans.' Precisely what was the relationship between your husbands and the Hitler regime? And would you agree with the professor's characterization of the 9/11 casualities?" "Do you feel that the Bush Administration is doing enough to help children of 9/11 victims gain admission and afford the tuition at U.C. Boulder?"





Posted by larry_naselli at 12:42 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:33 PM CST
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Father of his Country?

If Mamoud Abbas hopes to become the Father of an independent Palestinian nation, his biggest challenge -- among many big challenges -- will be to stay alive long enough to do it. Most of the Palestinians bearing arms against Israel, like their Iranian and Syrian puppet-masters, have zero interest in establishing a Palestinian State. Their goal has been, and remains, to exterminate the Jews.

Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al Aqsa Martyrs, which of these groups has any interest (much less the necessary temperance) in not assassinating Abbas?

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:59 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:34 PM CST
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Friday, February 4, 2005
The Hug Heard 'Round The World



This image provides the context to all of our sacrifices in Iraq. A context which has been positively suppressed by Big Media and the anti-American Left (including the leadership of the Democrat Party).

Does anybody look back at WWII and merely say, "400,000 Americans dead"? No, it's "400,000 Americans gave their lives to rescue the world from facism." Likewise, merely saying, "1,400 Americans dead" does not tell the truth about the Iraq War. This picture does. Those Americans gave their lives to liberate a grateful People from tyranny and make America and the World safer.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:59 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:34 PM CST
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