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Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Grim Milestone

Peace activists marked the grim milestone of the 2,000th torched car, as the "dialog" between disaffected youths and French Government Ministers entered its thirteenth day.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:23 AM CST
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No rush to restore order

The French have once again demonstrated a depth of sophistication and maturity that American Cowboys like George W. Bush and his Neo-Con Cabal could never hope to attain. Refusing to rush to the use of force in response to the ongoing outburst of self-expression by French Youths who have allegedly burned and looted many towns around Paris, French authorities have insisted upon letting U.N. Inspectors complete their work, to determine whether or not the Youths actually possess matches.

While billions of francs worth of private and public property have allegedly been destroyed in the two-week rampage, without a forceful response from the Government, a spokesperson for the French Ministry of Culture was quick to point out that the Government of France would meet any encroachment upon the Louvre with the full strength of the French Military, unlike the low-brow Capitalist Pig Americans who protected Iraqi oil while the Baghdad Museum was being looted.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:06 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2005 9:23 AM CST
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Friday, October 28, 2005
Legal Advice

Memo to Scooter Libby: Hire Sandy Berger's Lawyer.

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:40 PM CDT
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Lessons from Clinton Impeachment

Scooter Libby indicted for Perjury and Obstruction of Justice. Whew! At least it wasn't anything serious.

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:56 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, October 28, 2005 11:58 AM CDT
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Live to Fight Another Day

On July 1, 2005, prior to the John Roberts Supreme Court nomination, I posted the following remarks:

"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 . . . 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.

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."


Well, the nomination of Harriet Miers certainly fit the "thoroughly demoralize" category, but now with Miers' withdrawal, President Bush has a new chance to pick the fight he can and should win. Not a fight with his own supporters this time, but a fight with the Leftist Democrat minority.

The Conservative Base of the Republican Party is anxious to kiss and make up with Bush, and fight for a Supreme Court nominee who fulfills the President's campaign promise of appointing judges in the mold of Scalia and Thomas.

The Miers withdrawal is a huge relief to Conservatives, and a great opportunity for Bush to lead Conservatives into a long-anticipated and thoroughly necessary fight.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:00 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, October 28, 2005 1:17 PM CDT
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Monday, October 17, 2005
Noble enough for you, Cindy?

Iraqis ratify a federalist constitution, with guarantees of free speech and equal protection before the law. Is that noble enough for you Mother Sheehan?

Of course, the U.S. did not primarily go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan to free Iraqis and Afghanis from tyranny, we went to war to free Iraqis and Afghanis from tyranny primarily to make America safer, by striking at the support structures of Jihadist terrorism.

The Zarqawis and Zawahiris seem to get it, why can’t the Cindy Sheehans?

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:31 AM CDT
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Pass Out the Black Arm Bands

Iraqis voted over the weekend in large numbers, and apparently ratified their federalist constitution with the support of a large number of Sunnis.

This historic event was greeted on the Left by much gloom, backpedaling and yeah but-ing.

If you have Bush-hating Liberal friends, try to be extra sensitive to them today. If your workplace offers grief counseling, be a good friend and urge them to see the company psychologist -- it's not healthy to keep negative emotions bottled up, you know.

And while it might be tempting to mock those Liberals who constantly predict the failure of American policy in Iraq, with a confidence that belies how consistently wrong they've been, please don't gloat; instead, try to understand their rage.

You see, it's not that Liberals have anything against the Iraqi People themselves, it's just that what's good for the Iraqi People also happens to be good for George W. Bush, and that is intolerable for Liberals. In fact, the Left in America is so driven by hatred for President Bush that many would rather see the Iraqi People lose, and America lose in the bargain, than see George Bush's policy win.

Now can you see why it's so important to get your Liberal friends into the psychologist's office?

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:47 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, October 17, 2005 9:12 AM CDT
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Friday, October 7, 2005
Of Judges and "Deeply Held Personal Beliefs"

The desperate desire of Liberals to elicit assurances from Judicial Nominees that their personal beliefs will not influence their judging begs the question: if a judge does not consult his personal beliefs, what pray tell should he consult? The Constitution? Sounds a lot like Originalism.

Posted by larry_naselli at 12:23 PM CDT
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Disappointed, but opting out of Conservative suicide cult

My main disappointment with the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court is that President Bush chose not to "rumble" with the Senate Democrats. Like most Conservatives, I am spoiling to put an end to the so-called "filibuster" against Executive Appointments.

Because I trust President Bush to make a good choice, who will be a judge not a legislator, I can't join many of my fellow-Conservatives, who reside on the ledge, always ready to leap to their emotional death, because they exist (not irrationally) in constant anticipation of being betrayed by Conservative elected officials.

For one thing, I'm not even looking for Bush to appoint Conservative judges -- judges are charged with applying the laws to cases that come before them, irrespective of their personal policy preferences. I want the President to appoint judges who will judge according to the laws and the Constitution, as written. Our elected representatives are empowered to make the laws, and I DEFINITELY want to elect Conservative legislators.

But, Conservative usurpation of legislative power is no more desirable than Liberal ursurpation, since either way it is tyranny. Having given that disclaimer, I know of no Conservative leaders who want judges to engage in Conservative judicial activism.

I often have disagreed in some measure with George W. Bush (e.g. Campaign Finance Reform, No Child Left Behind, Transportation Security Administration, No Vetos of bloated federal spending, Medicare Pre$cription Drug entitlement, Border enforcement), but I am duly respectful of his political skill and the authenticity of his Conservatism. So my rule is: when in doubt, defer to George W's judgement. Conclusion: Harriet Miers is OK with me, absent overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And if she turns out to be a Souter in sheep's clothing I'm sure there will be plenty of room for me on the ledge.


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, October 7, 2005 12:26 PM CDT
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reid must apologize to the amigos

From Harry Reid's Senate Floor speech announcing his opposition to Roberts' confirmation:

"In another memo Judge Roberts spoke about a Hispanic group that President Reagan would soon address, and he suggested that the audience would be pleased to know that the Administration favored legal status for the 'illegal amigos' of the audience members. The use of the Spanish word 'amigos' in this memo is patronizing and offensive to a contemporary reader."

"I do not condemn Judge Roberts for using the word 'amigos' twenty years ago in a non-public memo, but I was stunned when at his confirmation hearing he could not bring himself to express regret for using the term, or recognize that it might cause offense."


If it was twenty years ago, no one would condemn Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid, or suggest that he was motivated by racism or insensitivity to Hispanic-Americans when he promised to vote "No" on the John Roberts Supreme Court confirmation; but surely, in this day and age, a leading Democrat elected official like Reid should know that "No" is Spanish for "No."

I was stunned that the Minority Leader of the United States Senate has refused to express regret, or even recognize that such a term might cause offense.

Reid -- who so far has expressed no remorse for his patronizing and offensive remarks -- owes an apology to all the amigos . . . pronto!

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:07 AM CDT
Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:42 PM CDT
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Friday, September 9, 2005
Set in Stone

Democrats, the Establishment Media and sundry Leftist luminaries are working feverishly in the wake of the devestation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. And just what are they striving so eagerly to accomplish? To establish as historical fact the version of events that blames George W. Bush for the Katrina disaster.

Why the urgency to set the story in stone? Because the more real facts that emerge about the disaster preparations and disaster management, the more clear it becomes that the real negligence and mismanagement was committed by Louisian Democrat elected officials at the state and local level. The very people who initiated the finger-pointing.

So, the question once again is "will the American People believe a pack of lies told against President Bush?" The track record for the liars in recent years isn't so good. Think Michael Moore, Paul O'Neil, Richard Clark, Joe Wilson, Bill Burkett, Mary Mapes, Dan Rather, Downing Street Memo, Cindy Sheehan.

Americans, generally, are just not as stupid as the President's enemies seem to believe. So, the Democrats and their Media allies may shout themselves hoarse blaming Bush for everything that went wrong, but the truth will out eventually, and the Democrats will be left with the same voters believing them that believes the U.S.A. invaded Iraq to take the oil. Recent election results should give the Democrats a clue that these credulous Americans constitute a minority of the electorate.


Posted by larry_naselli at 9:32 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, September 12, 2005 12:37 PM CDT
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Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Quote Clinton to them

With many hurricane "refugee" children going hungry, and the Party of Blame and Paternalism hysterically pointing fingers at President Bush for not doing the job of the local and state governments in New Orleans, and for causing hurricane Katrina by refusing to adopt the Kyoto Treaty, so that Halliburton could get contracts to restore the damaged oil refineries, one is reminded of the words of our 42nd President when his actions were called into question by a political opponent (i.e. Bob Dole, 1996 first Presidential Debate), "No attack ever fed a hungry child" Wouldn't that be a good answer to every wild-eyed accusation?

Something like this:

"You know, I think President Clinton had the right focus when he pointed out that 'no attack ever fed a hungry child.' Most Americans understand that facing a natural disaster like this, we must feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house the homeless, and rebuild what has been destroyed, before we have the luxury of being divided. There will be plenty of time for you to engage in partisan politics later, but right now America needs leaders who will unite us to help our neighbors who have been devastated by Katrina."


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:14 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, September 7, 2005 11:17 AM CDT
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Monday, August 29, 2005
Left's Disconnect on Founders at Heart of Democrat's Demise

Several members of the delusional Left have lately observed supposed similarities between America's Founding Fathers and the Jihadist murderers perpetrating terror attacks in Iraq; so it is telling that no one on the Left makes the somewhat more obvious and fitting comparison of the Iraqi Constitutional Convention to Washington, Franklin, Madison, et al. Instead, as Iraqi delegates strive to draft a Constitution that will stand in the Middle East as a beacon of pluralistic compromise and enlightened self-government, the American Left has responded with sneers, and gleefully pronounces failure with every bump in the Constitution-writing road.

Recall then that Leftists copped the same "it-will-never-work" attitude toward the January 2005 Iraqi Elections, and were left muttering "yeah, but..." when ten million courageous purple-thumbed Iraqis made the first democratic vote in their long history a singular success. So, the march of freedom and democracy goes on, but with so-called Liberals cursing and gainsaying its every step, just because those steps have been made possible by the force of American arms, and the leadership of a President toward whom they cherish a blinding hatred.

Those who see more in common between our Founding Fathers and the likes of Abu Musab al-Zarquawi, than they see between our Founders and the Iraqi men and women who are risking life and limb to bring their long-suffering country a government of, by and for the People, have a warped perception of both the past and the present, and are unlikely to woo the confidence of the electorate so long as the American People recognize the presence of danger to our nation. The fact that the Blame-America Left now pulls the levers of the Democrat Party makes the Democrats peculiarly well qualified to find fault with anything America does in the World, and therefore peculiarly unqualified to win or wield power.

Some Democrats, recognizing this political dead-end (even if their Left-wing wacko Base does not), are busily feinting Right on National Security hot-buttons, while other Democrat politicians -- counting on the efficacy of Barnum's famous maxim -- have joined the opinion shapers in media, academia and pop-culture in trying to convince Americans that Islamist threats to our nation are merely an understandable response to our pernicious policies respecting Iraq and Israel.

The likelihood of Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson or any other dyed-in-the-wool Liberal Democrat hoodwinking a winning margin of voters with a "Conservative" facade seems promising only when compared to the prospect of Leftist agit-prop persuading majorities of Americans that the United States is the problem, rather than the problem-solver in this troubled World. Nevertheless, those are the only strategies extant among Democrat Party movers and shakers, as no one with influence in the Party has proposed actually altering the heart of Democrat politics, which still throbs to the Anti-War, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Christian, Anti-American beat of the 1960's Left.

A political Party, all of whose strategies for winning power require fooling the electorate, must depend heavily on inertia, and today's Leftist Democrats have nearly exhausted the decades of political momentum accumulated by two generations of patriotic Democrat politicians. The combination of waning influence and stealth politics makes for a frustrated and embittered political movement with little positive energy holding it together, besides the quest for power; so, if power continues to elude the Democrats in one election cycle after another, what will hold their coalition together?

If the Democrat Party does die, the cause will be heart failure. Any movement that scorns the ideas and actions of the Founding Fathers cannot win the hearts and minds of the American People, because the voters will eventually catch on and be repulsed. With Howard Dean at the helm, Michael Moore in the seat of honor, MoveOn.org and George Soros holding the purse strings, and Democrat politicians carelessly consorting with Leftists who can't tell the difference between the American Revolution and Al-Qaeda's "Insurgency" in Iraq, the Democrat Party is a high-risk for just such a heart failure.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:00 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:58 PM CDT
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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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