Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hey, Mr. Young:

I must admit, even though "Sweet Home Alabama" is one of my favorite songs, I'd never understood all the words! One part is written in response to a song by Neil Young("Southern Man") which is about how eeevil and racist the south is.

Well, I just read the lyrics, and considering Neil Young's latest venture, they seemed very fitting - with a slight modification.

Well I heard Mr. Young sing about her
Well, I heard ol' Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
An American don't need him around, anyhow.

See? Perfect, huh?

Saturday, April 29, 2006

With enemies like these...

Who needs allies?

Heck, why waste your breath even arguing?
(See Michelle Malkin for story.)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Oh, how clever.

From Fox. The lyrics of Neil Young's new Anti-War song.

Let’s impeach the president for lying
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
He’s the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war
Let’s impeach the president for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones
What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government’s protection
Or was someone just not home that day?
Let’s impeach the president
For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected
Thank god he’s racking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There’s lot of people looking at big trouble
But of course the president is clean
Thank God

Gee, where have I heard this before?
Sounds like something right off the DNC website to me. 'The President Lied!' 'He's an oil man!' 'It's his fault over Katrina!'
Y'know, it should really tell ya something when the DNC sounds just like a washed up Canadian folk/rock singer...

Well, peace out, man.

See, it wasn't so bad after all.

Tony Snow To Be Named W.H. Press Secretary.

All together, now...


Sunday, April 23, 2006

Wow, you don't say.

Iran Rejects U.N. Nuke Deadline
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday its nuclear program is
irreversible, issuing
yet another rejection of a U.N. Security Council deadline
to cease enriching
uranium that expires in five days...
"Nuclear research
will continue.
Suspension of (nuclear activities including uranium enrichment)
is not on
our agenda. This issue is irreversible," Foreign Ministry spokesman
Reza Asefi told reporters.

Meanwhile, at UN headquarters...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Let's look on the bright side, shall we?

McClellan gone, Rove reassigned.
From Fox:
More changes were afoot in the White House on Wednesday, as Press Secretary Scott McClellan announced he was stepping down and Karl Rove was reassigned within the administration...
Rove is giving up oversight of policy development to focus more on politics
as the fall midterm elections approach.
Just over a year ago, Rove was
promoted to deputy chief of staff in charge of most White House policy
coordination. That new portfolio came on top of his title as senior adviser and
role of chief policy aide to Bush.

Yes, I know this ain't great. Yes, I know the Democrats are rejoicing, and will be for quite awhile.

But... I'm still kind of glad McClellan's gone. He seems like a pretty nice guy, but face it, not the greatest press secretary. He just didn't seem too able to take tough (a.k.a. obnoxious) questions without looking like a deer in the headlights.
One of the possibile replacements mentioned was Tony Snow, so I'm crossing my fingers for that one!

As for Karl Rove, well, I'm not too happy about this, but maybe it's for the best. I don't think Rove is "Bush's brain", but Bush has been doing some pretty stupid things lately, and maybe some new advisors will help.

Rove was not fired, and did not resign. He was reassigned, that's all.
And after all, now the name "Karl Rove" won't be able to be synonymous with Bush's pure eeevil...

Yes, this isn't great. But is the world coming to an end? No.

Monday, April 17, 2006

*Gasp* Oh, gosh no!

Eva Longoria upset nobody cares about her brain.
(Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.)

(Reuters) - Eva Longoria is annoyed. The Latina beauty on hit television show "Desperate Housewives" is bugged by all the newspaper, magazine and Web gossip about her sex life when there are more important issues to think about.
She is as comfortable talking about U.S. immigration policy and the plight of migrant farm workers as she is having her bikini-clad body on a mega-sized magazine cover spread out in the Nevada desert so that it can be seen from outer space...
"It's annoying, absolutely," she told Reuters...
"I respect good journalism. I respect certain newspapers and certain publications, and they are just watered down by the bounty for gossip and pictures and information that is irrelevant and uninteresting," she said.

*Gasp*! You don't say!! A sexpot from a sleazy show has people more worried about her, um, personal life? NOOO!!

Kind of like if the gals from the Honkytonk Badonkadonk video were complaining about people focusing on their rear-end...

Why next time I'll just turn on America's Funniest Home Videos...

I don't usually scream at the TV, but last night was an exception. Apparently I was very bored, or stupid, or both, and I was watching CBS news' '60 Minutes'. The subject was an interesting one, the gender imbalance in China as a result of their strict "one child" policy, but it was only a little while before I was furious at the hypocrisy.

You see, in China, boys are far preferred over girls. Add the "one child" policy, the availability of ultrasounds and abortions, and there you have it. Today in China, there are approx. 120 males born out of every 100 females.

Lesley Stahl interviewed Zhao Baige, Vice Minister of the Family Planning Commission:
From the article:

Ultrasound machines are inexpensive in China; they cost about $360 and, as
60 Minutes saw, they are small enough to be hidden in a closet or even in the
trunk of a car to do scans on the run.
And that's made it difficult to crack down.
We showed the minister some Chinese newspaper photos of a van parked in a
Beijing suburb doing ultrasounds in the back.
"We need a more enforcement," Zhao said.

"Well, one of the ways that this imbalance came about is through abortion. Millions and millions and millions of abortions. Why didn't the government clamp down on that?"
Stahl asked.
"Let me go to another point," the vice minister replied.
Her "other point" was that China’s abortion rate is going down, but she didn't explain why abortions are still free and legal right up to
the ninth month
, even as the boy-girl imbalance grows.

Am I here right now?? Abortion can be used for gender selection in America, too, and we have millions of abortions every year.

Yet, when Roberts and Alito were nominated, even though they don't make five votes, CBS was one of the networks greatly concerned about their "respect of precedent", and how they would protect "woman's rights."

So, is abortion only a "woman's right" and "precedent" in America? Or is Life only important for economic reasons?
Maybe CB.S. is just plain hypocritical.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Why we fight

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Confessed Al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui said Thursday it made his day to hear accounts of Americans' suffering from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and he would like to see similar attacks "every day."
Taking the witness stand for the second time in his death-penalty trial Thursday, Moussaoui mocked a Navy sailor who wept on the stand as she described the death of two of her subordinates.
"I think it was disgusting for a military person" to cry, Moussaoui said of the testimony of Navy Lt. Nancy McKeown. "She is military, she should expect people at war with her to want to kill her."
Asked if he was happy to hear her sobbing, he said, "Make my day."
Moussaoui said he had "no regret, no remorse" about the Sept. 11 attacks. Asked by prosecutor Rob Spencer if he would like to see it happen again, Moussaoui responded: "Every day until we get you."
Read the rest.

Point one: This is why we fight. No question. I couldn't care less about "dehumanizing" the enemy. I'd say they do it pretty well for themselves.

Point two: Why is there still any question as to whether or not to make a martyr out of this slime?

Point three: Defense Lawyer for a terrorist. Gotta wonder how anyone does that job.

Monday, April 10, 2006

That was then...

This is now...

Notice a difference?

Maybe the protesters realized that waving Mexican flags while yelling "We Are Americans" didn't really make sense?

Sunday, April 09, 2006




Saturday, April 08, 2006

Bloggers leaving!

I just saw the bad news that Gayle will be shutting down her "My Republican Blog", because she's just too busy to run it for now.
She was one of my first visitors when I started, and her posts were funny, interesting and opinionated.
Be sure to visit her "Friday Evening Post" blog that she's keeping up.

Also, ABfreedom has shut down his blog for now. He was one of my first Canadian visitors, and I've learned quite a bit about Canada's politics from his blog!
His blog was humorous, fiery and very Conservative.

We'll miss y'all!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I wonder if we'll be hearing about this every night?

McKinney Witnesses Called to Testify

From Fox News:

A staff aide to Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., will testify on Thursday in a probe that could determine whether to file charges against Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney for allegedly striking a Capitol Police officer...
McKinney, the six-term Georgia Democratic congresswoman, was bypassing a metal detector while entering Longworth House Office Building when asked by the officer to stop and go through the checkpoint. She allegedly turn around and beat the officer's chest more than once.

Yes, I realize this is less serious than "ethics" charges, but... Will Cynthia McCinney will be referred to as "embattled" until this thing blows over?

Monday, April 03, 2006

Let's not forget...

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who can never be free except made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
--John Stuart Mill

      You know, in all this Bush/ Republican/ Conservative debate, it would do us well to remember something.

      Regardless of how we feel the war was handled, or how you feel about President Bush, there are soldiers overseas right now who are fighting the war we debate from our safe homes.

      We wake up and worry how the Republicans will do in the midterms. They wake up and fight for our freedom.

      Whether or not you like Bush, never forget them and never forget why we're fighting.

        How Liberal are you?

        Hat tip to Patrick for this one.

        My results...

        Your Political Profile

        Overall: 90% Conservative, 10% Liberal

        Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

        Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

        Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

        Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

        Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

        More patriotic country

        TexasFred reminded me of this when he posted the words to "Ragged Old Flag" by Johnny Cash.

        My favorite thing about country is it's ability to tell a story. When I listen to even southern rock, it just can't compare to country as far as songwriting.

        This is off Patriotic Country 2, and the band is Lonestar.
        (Look it up on Napster or Itunes if you have it!)

        Somebody's Someone
        Turn to the six o'clock news, another soldier dies
        Tried to hide it but I couldn't help it, I had to cry
        When my little boy asked me daddy was he your friend
        I said no, I didn't even know him
        (chorus) But he was somebody's someone, a neighbor, a husband
        A brother, a father, and a mother's only son
        He was an uncle, a cousin, somebody's best friend
        And I'm sure at times a shoulder to lean on
        He was somebody's someone
        So I sat there in that chair and helped him understand
        How this brave young man gave his life for our land
        And although he's someone we'll never know
        To you and me he is a hero
        He was somebody's someone, a neighbor, a husband
        A brother, a father, and a mother's only son
        He was an uncle, a cousin, somebody's best friend
        And I'm sure at times a shoulder to lean on
        He was somebody's someone
        To the world he was a total stranger
        Who kept us safe and out of danger
        But now he's just a picture on TV... Somebody's memory
        But he was somebody's someone, a neighbor, a husband
        A brother, a father, and a mother's only son
        He was an uncle, a cousin, somebody's best friend
        And I'm sure at times a shoulder to lean on
        He was somebody's someone
        He was somebody's someone

        Sunday, April 02, 2006

        What's up with Bush? Part two: The negative

        Okay, as promised. The negative. I still support Bush about 60/40, because I truly do believe the good he's done outweighs the bad.
        Still, I have serious issues with many of his decisions, and sometimes it seems like we don't even have a Republican in office.

        Of course, I have to mention the border. Recently I was chatting on the phone with a friend who lives in south Texas. Her town is more than 90% Hispanic and Spanish speaking. I asked if some were illegal. She laughed, "I think they're all illegal! They come in, we send them back and then they come back the next day!"
        This is just a micro of what's happening all over in border states, and even not in border states.
        I really don't fault someone for wanting to come to America.
        If someone wants to come and work, that's great! Just come legally.
        For the life of me, I cannot figure out Bush's stance on this. His "comprehensive" solutions seem like the Dems' - lots of talk and no action. A guest worker program will not stop illegal immigration, nor will amnesty. Closing the border will. But for some reason, Bush will not do that. Surely he knows his base is bigger than any Hispanic vote this could somehow garner.

        Fiscal issues.

        A recent "Mallard Fillmore" cartoon sums it all up.
        Mallard asks Bush, "How do you plan to mollify Democrats who are angry over your SCOTUS nominations?" Bush responds, "Easy, I'll just continue to spend like a drunken Democrat."

        I don't fault Bush for his initial response to Katrina. The total idiotic incompetence and inexperience of the State and Local authorities don't mix with the (and I can speak from experience) sluggish bureaucracy of FEMA. I think Bush handled the initial part as well as was possible.
        But his later response was typical of his fiscal policies.
        I'm reminded of the Alan Jackson song "Repair Blues":

        Don't be downhearted, I can fix it for ya' sonny. It won't take too long, it'll just take money.

        Bush needs a real plan for Katrina cleanup, and he needs to stop throwing money at it. (Like the time FEMA gave everyone who said they were an evacuee a thousand-dollar credit card.)
        And try talking about Mississippi, too, by the way!

        Same for all fiscal issues. You can't spend like Clinton and cut taxes like a Republican. Either raise taxes (nooo!) or cut spending. You can't do have it both ways.


        I support the war, it's reasons, and it's condition now. But...
        the President played politics on this from the start. If you're trying to go into a country, don't spend six months talking about it. He gave the enemy plenty of time to get rid of the weapons and, by doing so, discredit his reasons for war.

        Let's face it: Saddam's troops were a joke. But that doesn't mean Bush should have treated them as such. An initial powerful blast quickly turned into commanders unwilling to use the muscle to stop a problem before it got bigger.

        Pro-life issues.

        Really, I don't think Bush has done a bad job. But this pussyfoot talk of creating a "culture of life" is really getting on my nerves. No, you change laws, and then you change minds.

        Those are my main objections to Bush. There have been some major bumps along the way(Harriet Miers, Dubai Ports deal...) but the main issues are what I just mentioned.

        Like before, you're free to debate if you keep it clean and civil.
        If you think I missed something, let me know.

        What's up with Bush? Part one: The positive

        There has been somewhat of a fued between come of my Conservative blogging friends over Bush support, Republican/ Conservative loyalty, etc., and I still find myself split on this one.
        So, I'll do two posts. My next one will focus on the negative.

        But now, in defense of George Bush: my reasons why I still support him (most of the time!)

        How could I not mention this? September 11, 2001 - the worst terrorist attack in the history of our nation.
        I think I wasn't the only one to be incredibly grateful and relieved that Al Gore was not occupying the office of Commander in Chief.
        George Bush - I believe - did an excellent job of handling the crisis and the aftermath -
        for once he did not look like a nervous guy reading from a script.
        He made short work of dispensing the Taliban. Other nations, I believe, started to take notice.

        Then Iraq. Although I could criticize how it was handled, I must save it for the next post. Notwithstanding mistakes, I believe Saddam Hussein had to be taken care of. I just can't believe that someone as crazy as Saddam would hesitate to use against us what he had already used against his own people. Yes, it could have been North Korea, or Iran. Their dictators are horrible despots also. But I cannot think of any of them who have liquidated mass sections of their populations with WMDs.
        I believe Saddam Hussein did have weapons, and that he would have used them against us, and that he was connected with Al Quaida, one way or another.

        Perhaps the only admirable thing to be said about his fiscal policies: Tax cuts. Bush has cut some of the monstrous taxes put on us by Clinton, which must be admired.

        The SCOTUS. Obviously, mistakes have been made, and I really would have liked to see Janice Rogers Brown nominated. But, he didn't double-cross us and nominate a Souter, so for that he deserves an A+.

        Pro-life issues: While not perfect, he has done a good job of standing up for life. He's unabashedly against stem-cell research, and has rolled back some of the Clinton funding.

        The other 2 major positive things in the world that I can think of -
        Victor Yuschenko, and Lebanon - while he may not have been directly involved, could he have played a part?

        Well, that's my list. Comments are open for debate, as long as you are civil and keep it clean.
        If you don't like Bush (and I know some of you don't) please comment and feel free to debate.
        If you think I missed something positive, let me know.

        My "negative side" post is coming soon.

        Saturday, April 01, 2006

        Terrific term twisting by the msm

        Not that this is a complete list. Nearly everything the media ever says qualifies. But here's a random list of the most ridiculous.

        Illegal immigrant = undocumented worker

        Bush tax cut = tax cut for the rich

        Clinton tax hike = helping the poor


        Clinton surveillance: What?

        Liberating soldiers = occupying forces

        Terrorists = insurgents

        Hamas = resistence

        Mahmoud Ahmadinejad = hardline

        Rick Santorum = hardline

        Mel Gibson = controversial

        Toby Keith = controversial

        Jane Fonda = Actress and fitness buff