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Queen Elizabeth II in St. Georges Chapel Windsor
for the funeral of her husband Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Catching Up on the News with Quick Takes

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketQuote of the Week:
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." --Winston Churchill

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketBravo Wordsmith!

I was just getting ready to chide Wordsmith for light blogging and he goes and posts a perfect triple trifecta!

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The Neocon's Best Friend: Code Pink Circus Freaks

Wordsmith started on Thursday with this look at the Code Pink Circus Freaks who have recently become even more disruptive (if that's possible) at Congressional hearings. The woman with fake blood on her hands physically confronting Secretary of State Rice in the hearing room in front of Committe Chairman Tom Lantos was frightening. It's clear by now that Democrats give these freaks a wink and a nod to engage in this fascist behavior then perhaps a slap on the wrist. They pay a fine and they're back the next day.

Jihadi's Angry with Al Jazeera and bin Laden "Mistakes" Tape

On Friday Wordsmith spread the news that Al Jazeera was being attacked online by Jihadists who were angry the Arab news network had run excerpts of Osama bin Laden's latest audio tape where he admits "mistakes were made" by the Jihadis in Iraq. Don't the jihadis know that ole OBL is just trying to curry favor with the American media who years ago demanded President Bush admit mistakes?

Friday was Wordsmith's Daily Double and the Best for Last!

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In a brilliant tour de force presenation Wordsmith lays out all the good news in Iraq: increasingly lower violence, accelerating political reconciliation and the bad news this means for the Jihadis and U.S. Democrats. He tops it all off with photos of Iraqi children whose lives will be saved and made brighter by the presence of U.S. forces.

Great lines from the piece include: Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

  • "Message to Code Pink and company: This is what you are fighting against" followed by the photos of happy Iraqi children mingling with U.S. troops.

  • "The anti-war movement has lost the war."

  • "Who wants to be the last mujahidin to die for [bin Laden's] mistake?"
I would only add one thing: When bin Laden is seen to be defeated by the American forces after all their bluster about a Muslim jihad uprising throughout the Middle East Al Queda is finished as a worldwide movement. They will have increasing difficulty in recruiting and their inability to find safe havens will grow. Bringing about these conditions has been one part of the Bush strategy all along and now that the Petraeus surge strategy is unassailably seen to be working a cascade of improvement in other areas is possible. Al Queda will still be dangerous and many homegrown jihad-Johnnies will need to be dealt with. But the organization will be dealt what is later seen as the fatal blow. Defeat in the capital of their "Caliphate."

Good work Wordsmith! You have a three day pass to resume cartoon blogging!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Ron Paul: The Favorite Candidate of White Supremacists!

Meanwhile, Curt is back from Las Vegas with a vengeance. He posted "White Supremacists Love Them Some Ron Paul". And you should see the comment thread on this one. Radio talk show host Michael Medved entered the fray on Friday with an open letter to Ron Paul asking him to repudiate the support and ideology of the white supremacists. No response yet!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket This is How Democrats Support Our Troops

Readers will recall when John Kerry made that joke about making good grades in school or you get sent to Iraq (Dem quotes slamming our troops here). Kerry's "joke" is just the tip of a very large iceberg. And of course those insults from top Democrat leaders create a culture of indifference, even hostility, towards our troop's achievements and their abilities. For instance, take this cartoon from the infamous troop hater Ted Rall:

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No matter how many times we show troop hating lefties this study from the Heritage Foundation which demonstrates higher socioeconomic status among our troops than the average popultion they persist in their insults. No matter how much anecdotal evidence there is of soldiers who are working on advanced graduate degrees, or are graduates of West Point, all serving in Iraq. No matter what the facts are, like so much disinformation in lefty land, truth is the first casualty.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket No Surprise: Presidential Candiate John Edwards Would Cut Pentagon Funding!

Considering how Democrats despise the military and denigrate the troops it's no wonder that Dem presidential candidate John Edwards is adapting that mindset to his presidential campaign.

He is proposing across the board cuts in defense spending including the Missile Defense technology which has shown to be working and desperately needed to deter missile threats from nation's like Iran and North Korea. He would cut or cancel new advanced weapons systems like the F-22 that may protect us from future threats and he would cut weapons and training and supplies that keep our troops safe and help us fight with less risk to civilians.

Here's the video of his plan.
Here's the text.

Edward's would instead take the money and spend it on health care, education and the usual laundry list of rat hole social spending that still leaves us with the problem, but we feel better knowing we spent trillions. But what good will that feeling be if America is seen to be weak? What good is health care or education spending if America's children aren't alive? And aren't we doing this "for the children?"

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Government Sudsidized Health Care for All
So it's not just "for the children?"

Bonnie Frost, the mother of 12-year-old Graeme Frost who was so vilely used in a transparent Democrat effort to lie about the need for massive new spending on "children's" health care has now come out of the closet and is actively campaigning for government subsidized adult health care.

Apparently, the Frosts, who live quite well by all reasonable standards choose not to buy health insurance. And why should they when they think they can shame the government into providing it for free.

This reminds me of the line by P.J. O'Rourke cited by Mitt Romney in the Florida Debate: "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Thank God for Joe Wilson!
no, not THAT Joe Wilson... the other one!

it's a great thing when you have an elected official, a man for whom YOU actually voted that performs his duties in office the way you want him to and the way you would if you were there instead of him.

I'm very pleased to say that Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) is my Congressman. Every time I see him interviewed on television or speaking on the House floor I applaud!

Last week he went to the House Floor to assail the smear against Rush Limbaugh by elected Democrats and to praise Rush for turning this nasty episode into a huge positive by auctioning the letter Senate Democrats sent condemning him as "unpatriotic" for $2.1 million and donating it along with another $2.1 million of his own money to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.

Joe: I'm glad I voted for you. I'm glad I donated to your first campaign. I'm glad you are my congressman!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Backfire on the Big Lie!
How Democrat's latest politicization of tragedy blew back in their faces!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Here's how the big lie works: Whenever there is a tragedy like the California Wildfires you'll see Democrats knock each other over in a rush to the nearest microphone to say "It's Bush's fault."

That's exactly what they did when the wildfires broke out in California by making the false claim that if we weren't in Iraq California National Guard units would be available to help.

Usually, that kind of story line gets some legs and as the quote of the week reminds us, it's late when the truth catches up, if at all. But by the time President Bush visited the afflicted area it had become clear to all but the most deranged Bush hater that the effort to combat the fires and aid those left homeless was being managed superbly!

This time the big lie failed to work. But that won't stop Dems from trying again. What else have they got?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Reflect on the Sublime, the Beautiful, the Innocent

With so much violence, anger and hatred in the world it's sometimes easy to forget why we daily struggle to bring light, peace and justice to the world.

This video I found by way of Sunlit Uplands is a reminder. Do yourself a favor: Watch, Listen:




Libera "Sanctus"

Sanctus, Sanctus


Benedictus qui venit in Domine


Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabbaoth,

Pleni sunt coeli et terra Gloria


Benedictus in nomine


Qui venit in nomine

More Libera here in streaming audio.

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