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Thursday, August 18, 2005
The Exception That Proves The Rule

Check out this lead in The Washington Post:
"CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 12 -- Cindy Sheehan vaulted into national consciousness this month on the power of her story as the grieving mother of a fallen soldier."

Oh really? The Post et al. continually reminds us the War on Terro has produced no significant result (50 million human beings liberated from tyranny? So what? A dangerous and tyrannical enemy replaced by a pluralistic democracy in the heart of the Middle East? Big deal. Thousands of Jihadists sent to meet Allah? Whoop-dee-do.) other than nearly two-thousand fallen soldiers, most of whom presumably have grieving mothers. So why is the story of this deeply disturbed woman, Cindy Sheehan, supposedly so powerful, and not the others? The glaring fact is that Cindy Sheehan's anti-Bush hysterics are the exception that proves the rule, i.e. that the vast majority of those grieving mothers are proud that their sons gave their life in a great and noble cause, and support the President and the War? Think about it, if Cindy Sheehan represents the norm, why is she such a big story?

Remember the State of the Union address last January, when the Iraqi woman with the purple thumb embraced the Red State mother of a fallen U.S. Marine? Oh how the media elites sneered at this "stagecraft" and "emotional manipulation." They wondered knowingly if the evil genius Karl Rove himself had perhaps assigned their seating, so as to facilitate the photo-op.

But Cindy Sheehan, like the Jersey Girls, Richard Clark, Joseph Wilson, or anyone else willing to take a shot a G.W., is presumptively granted the purest and noblest of motives (evidently Casey Sheehan's extended family doesn't agree in this case), and the ever-vigilant watchdog media shows not the slightest curiosity to know who Cindy Sheehan's handlers are, as they would if her name were, say Paula Jones (speaking of which, try to imagine Karl Rove going on the cable news shows to say, "Cindy Sheehan? If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."). Nor is Old Media interested in reporting Cindy Sheehan's obsessive Jew-hating rants, or wondering why exactly it is that she finds solidarity with David Duke.

It's stunning how uncurious the Leftist Media can be in the interest of the greater object of making America lose.

Has Cindy Sheehan truly "vaulted (as if she propelled herself and the media just showed up to report the story like they would report a building on fire, just as curious as everyone else to know what's going on) into the national consciousness"? And do you think anybody lame-brained enough to fall for these cheap tricks is not already a loyal Democrat voter?

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:15 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, October 10, 2005 11:06 AM CDT
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Monday, August 15, 2005
Cindy Sheehan Demonstrates Need For More Funding

Cindy Sheehan, the irate mother of a fallen U.S. soldier, who has dogged President Bush's steps at his Crawford, Texas ranch, blaming Bush for the death of her son and demanding (another) meeting with the President, has drawn national attention to the desperate need for increased Congressional funding . . . for the psychiatric treatment of Liberal relatives of servicemen killed in action.

Posted by larry_naselli at 1:54 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 15, 2005 1:57 PM CDT
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Concerned About Privacy

President Bush's selection of John Roberts to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has catalyzed Liberal vigilance to protect the sacred right of privacy, and the sincerity of this fervor is most clearly exemplified by the New York Times digging into the adoption records of the Roberts' two children to search for some dirt with which to discredit the nominee.

So, don't hold your breath waiting for the cries of outrage from the ACLU, People for the American Way or the National Abortion Rights Action League at this invasion of the Roberts family's privacy, because privacy is not quite as sacred to them as keeping the Courts in thrall to Liberal orthodoxy.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:38 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2005 2:36 PM CDT
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Monday, August 8, 2005
Protestors Miss Context

Gathered in Hiroshima to decry America’s use of the atomic bomb to end the long war of Japanese imperialism, “mourners” took no notice of the millions of human beings slaughtered by militarist Japan over the preceding five decades. This is typical of a modern tendency to ignore the context of American military enterprises.

Whether tallying U.S. casualties in Iraq with no reference to the accomplishments of the liberation of twenty-five million human beings and the establishment of a pluralistic democracy in the heart of the Muslim Middle East, or complaining about the overwhelming force America employed to convert our mortal enemies Germany and Japan into our peaceful democratic allies, self-proclaimed peace activists reflexively abhor the American military might that has done more to establish peace on Earth than all the feel-good peace activism the World has ever known.

Americans ought never be ashamed on August 6th, but should rejoice (as our parents and grandparents did at the time) that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki cut short the bloodiest war mankind has ever known, sparing countless other lives and restoring peace to many nations.

Posted by larry_naselli at 12:20 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 8, 2005 12:47 PM CDT
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Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Reparations: a good place to start

The NAACP wants to collect reparations from corporations with a historic relationship to American Slavery. What a great idea, and the perfect corporation to start with is the organization that has no rival in its historic support for Slavery: I refer, of course, to The Democrat Party.


Posted by larry_naselli at 8:05 AM CDT
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Small Difference

Despite all the political rancor since 9/11 America’s political parties have developed remarkably similar ways of looking at the War on Terrorism.

The Republican approach to confronting Islamist terrorism can be summarized as “Let’s Roll.” The Democrat approach is only slightly different: “Let’s Roll Over.”


Posted by larry_naselli at 8:01 AM CDT
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Hyperventilating Over Bolton Recess Appointment

It is priceless to see Senate Democrats hyperventilate over President Bush’s recess appointment of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

In order to appear outraged Democrats must forget that Bill Clinton made 140 recess appointments, including nominees who had already been rejected by vote of the full U.S. Senate.

Democrats must also ignore the irony of complaining about the President’s use of extrordinary Constitutional powers, when the whole reason Bush opted for a recess appointment is that the full Senate has been blocked from voting to confirm Bolton’s nomination by a Democrat minority making extraordinary use of Senate Rules.

During the August Congressional recess, while Ambassador John Bolton is hanging pictures in his new office at the U.N., Democrats ought to take a few deep breaths and try to come up with an idea or two; preferably something other than shreiking “NO” to every Bush initiative.


Posted by larry_naselli at 7:57 AM CDT
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Mainstream?

As soon as President Bush announced his selection to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Democrats and Liberal Special Interests reacted by bellowing that Judge John Roberts is outside the American mainstream. Of course, to "mainstream" spokesmen like Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer and the National Abortion Rights Action League, "mainstream" means adherence to Liberal orthodoxy.

But the voters have already defined the American mainstream by electing a Conservative Republican President and large Republican majorities in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, so the fact that Liberals clench their fists and yell louder than anyone else, "we are the mainstream" does not make them the mainstream.

By virtue of their electoral success, Conservative Republicans have been entrusted by the voters with filling judicial vacancies. If Liberal Democrats want to control judicial appointments they will eventually have to stop carping and try winning some elections.


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:03 AM CDT
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Plame Game

Liberals wringing their hands over risks to U.S. national security is about as convincing as Hugh Hefner wringing his hands over an increase the incidence of marital infidelity.


Posted by larry_naselli at 3:29 PM CDT
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Rove Hysteria

Evidently Democrats are too preoccupied with their blood sport to notice the irony of demanding summary dismissal for Karl Rove and due process for terrorist’s at GITMO.

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:42 PM CDT
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Thursday, July 7, 2005
Are Liberal Reporters Going to Jail to Protect Karl Rove???

Reporting on the jailing of NY Times reporter Judith Miller, The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig finds space to repeat Joe Wilson's familiar calumny against President Bush, yet in over a thousand words she fails to mention that Wilson's CIA report on Saddam's uranium shopping was discredited by The 9/11 Commission.

Moreover, the article fails to mention that the refusal to identify the source of the leak facilitated the insinuation that Wilson's CIA employee wife was outed by Karl Rove. Because the reporters would not reveal their true source Rove has had no one to corroborate his denials, so it was politically convenient for the NY Times and Time Magazine to stand on the principle of protecting confidential sources and leave intact Wilson's baseless and defamatory suggestion that Rove was the source of an illegal leak.

Now because Time's Matt Cooper has decided against a turn in the slammer, the Public will soon learn whether the Times and Time fought so tenaciously in order to protect Karl Rove or in order to smear him.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:55 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2005 9:21 AM CDT
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Friday, July 1, 2005
Mushroom Cloud Now!

With the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor from the U.S. Supreme Court President Bush has the opportunity to either fire up or thoroughly demoralize the Conservative base of the Republican Party, just in time for the 2006 Election Cycle.

If he chooses a Constitutionalist (as promised in both his election campaigns) Liberals will go even more berserk than they have been for the past five years, carry out their usual character assassination of the nominee, and try with all their resources to prevent confirmation.

On the other hand, if the President chooses a loyal but possibly squishy nominee, like Alberto Gonzalez, the Democrats will feign berserk-ness, still carry out character assassination, then allow a relatively swift confirmation vote to avert Republican action to break judicial filibusters, all the while laughing up their sleeve that the activist Court remains intact.

With that in mind, Bush should choose the best Constitutionalist he can find and be well prepared to defeat the Democrats in the Court of Public Opinion. The Republican Base will rally to the cause, and gladly open their pocketbooks.

Moreover, the nomination of a Constitutionalist would be likely to torpedo the treacherous "Gang of Fourteen" compromise that deferred a smackdown of Democrat filibusters by allowing confirmation votes for a few judges and shafting a few others.

With that worthless compromise out of the way, the pressure will be back on skittish GOP Senators to put an end to the minority blocking the Senate from voting and restore majority rule.

Bush's best pick for the Supreme Court will be any nominee that triggers the "Nuclear Option," because that will mean the swift filling of the Federal Courts with the President's nominees, an inspired and generous Republican base, and Democrats even more enraged and unhinged than they are today. So, why wait? Let the mushroom cloud roll, the sooner the better.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:23 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2005 9:59 AM CDT
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Monday, June 27, 2005
Greatest American

I cackled aloud with glee when I heard that Ronald Reagan is the winner of The Discovery Channel's poll to name The Greatest American.

Notwithstanding my delight -- and while I give place to no one in the intensity of my affection and admiration for Ronald Reagan-- I think The Discovery Channel's 3 million voters missed the mark. Reagan surely belongs on the short list of greatest Americans, but the ranking should have been 1. George Washington, 2. Abraham Lincoln, 3. Ronald Reagan. Number 3 in the greatest nation in human history is mighty impressive.

So, if the ranking wasn't quite right, why did the result make me giddy? Because it was a finger in the eye of the Leftist media, academic, political and cultural elites who despised Reagan and tried with all that was within them to persuade us commoners to do likewise.

It tickles me to think that the popular selection of Ronald Reagan as the Greatest American in the Discovery Channel's vote indicates that those Leftist elites have failed, and it tickles me more to think that when they hear the vote results they will know that they know that they know they have failed.

Posted by larry_naselli at 7:42 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, June 27, 2005 8:34 AM CDT
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Friday, June 24, 2005
Political Genius

Karl Rove is a political genius. Rove knew that Democrats would rise to the bait, and they didn't disappoint him.

Rove's remarks at a Conservative Party of New York fundraiser would normally go completely unreported, so Rove decided to borrow the Floors of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Mainstream Media airwaves to get his message out.

If there is anything that ignites Liberal ire it is blowing their cover on matters of National Security, and that is precisely what Rove did. He elegantly capsulized the difference between Conservatives and Liberals as follows: "after 9/11 Conservatives prepared for war, while Liberals prepared indictments and offered the terrorists therapy and understanding."

Result: Liberal hysteria, ergo nationwide media attention, and a national debate about whether Democrats or Republicans are more fit to conduct a War against America's mortal Islamist enemies. That is an argument that Democrats just can't win. Karl Rove has baited Democrats into having that debate.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:26 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, June 24, 2005 5:22 PM CDT
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Thursday, June 23, 2005
Rove should apologize...

Karl Rove said, "After 9/11 Republicans prepared for War, while Democrats prepared indictments and therapy for the terrorists."

A furious Senator Chuck Schumer responded, "Rove has taken something sacred to all New Yorkers and turned it political."

Rove should apologize . . . like this: "I have learned that speaking the truth can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. When I look into the eyes of Liberal Democrats, I'm reminded of my own sons and daughters (when they were about 14 months old). Anyone who knows me will know that I never intended any disrespect to pacifist, America-loathing, anti-military, terrorist-coddling, bleeding-heart, power-hungry, hyper-partisan Liberal Democrats. So if Senator Schumer was offended by my remarks, then I apologize."

Posted by larry_naselli at 1:23 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, June 24, 2005 1:17 PM CDT
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Supremes consulting foreign law again?

In the Kelo et al v. City of New London decision the U.S. Supreme Court's floating Liberal majority ruled that the Constitutional protection of private property does not apply to homeowners whose homes are in the path of economic development.

The Fifth Amendment does allow governments, upon paying just compensation, to take private lands for public use; but the City of New London, Connecticut is taking private lands for private use, claiming that the Public Interest is served by the private economic development that will result.

Once again the Court is reaching outside the U.S. Constitution to foreign jurisprudence for guidance, and in this case the foreign jurisprudence must be coming from Zimbabwe.

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:43 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2005 1:01 PM CDT
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Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Reality Check

Headlines across the nation report that Senator Dick Durbin apologized for comparing American Soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis, the Soviets and Pol Pot. Conservatives have pointed out that Durbin avoided admitting any wrongdoing and focused his remarks on his critics misunderstanding his intent. Liberals answer that Conservatives are being unfair and unforgiving to reject Durbin's "heartfelt apology."

Here is a reality check: if Durbin's so-called apology is acceptable, let's use it as the model for an apology for Slavery and see if Liberals still like it. Here we go: "The People of the United States of America have the most profound respect for black Africans, and if anyone was offended by the existence of legalized Slavery in the USA for nearly a century then we're sorry they were offended." Who among Durbin's defenders would accept such an "apology"?

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:14 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 3:58 PM CDT
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Toward a better allocation of resources

When I saw the following news story it immediately motivated my passion to see people use their gifts to do what they are really best at. Here is the lead of the story:

"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined other Democrats on Tuesday in calling for the creation of an independent commission to examine "evidence of abuse" of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay...It is a disgrace that the matters relating to the treatment of detainees have not been meaningfully investigated by this House," Pelosi said."

With so much rancor in politics these days wouldn't it be pleasant if the our elected officials could all find the niche in governing where they could truly thrive? Here's my suggestion to let everybody do what they are best at:

From now on it will be the Republicans' job to fight America-hating Islamo-facist terrorists, and it will be the Democrats job to coddle them. There, now everyone should be much happier.

Posted by larry_naselli at 2:20 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 5:32 PM CDT
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They're the best?

Dick Durbin says, “When you look into the eyes of those [American] soldiers, you see your son, you see your daughter – they’re the best.”

Senator, are our soldiers “the best” even if they turned the A/C up and down and cranked the Rap music at GITMO to give the old Nazi/Gulag/Pol Pot interrogation treatment to captured unlawful enemy combatants?

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:15 AM CDT
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That's an apology? Don't try that one with your wife.

Headlines and News Leads across the nation declare that Dick Durbin apologized on the Senate Floor for comparing American military personnel to Nazis, etc...

Durbin said, "I have learned from my statement that historical parallels can be misused and misunderstood. I sincerely regret if what I said caused anyone to misunderstand my true feelings: our soldiers around the world and their families at home deserve our respect, admiration and total support."

An apology without admission of wrongdoing is no apology at all. Durbin addressed himself to those who may have taken his remarks amiss, when the actual offended parties were those against whom his remarks were directed, the members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

An “apology” like Durbin made confesses only that his critics were wrong, and that he was misunderstood, not that he was wrong. Would you accept such an apology even from a 5 year old? Would your wife accept such an apology from you?

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:01 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:10 AM CDT
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