Thursday, July 10, 2008

Obama accepts Jackson's apology for crude remark

Read the actually apology yourself. He's not apologizing for WHAT he said. He's apologizing for what it might do to the campaign. So he meant what he said, but just didn't want people to know because it would hurt the campaign. Read article here.

"For any harm or hurt that this hot mic private conversation may have caused, I apologize,"

~Post by Mel

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John and Fast EDDIE at the 1109th AVCRAD Send Off Ceremony

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Liberal Activists Target Lieberman's Chairmanship

Talk about a slap in the face, but we all knew it was coming. The left can't have one of "their own" standing up for something he believes in. And may I say he's been RIGHT. He gets national security. His party doesn't. So now they're calling to use him for the majority but after they can stack up some more on their side in the next election, they'll kick him to the curb. How nice. Read article here.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Too Much!

From the "You can't make this stuff up" category.

I rail continually against the "do as I say ... not as I do" politicians that continually ask for sacrifice from the people, while the so called "public servants" stuff their bellies with the fruits of our labor. I just never thought the pork belly pols would be so literal about it.

Getty Image/ From UK Telegraph

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Monday, July 7, 2008

In The Messiah's Words

Hugh Hewitt has discovered its powerful stuff ... the question is ... do the Republicans have the guts or will they leave it up to the rest of us. I vote the rest of us.

While many voters know that Obama used drugs as a young man, they haven’t heard the senator describe his drug use in those terms, or in his own voice. Nor have they heard him extensively quoting from the first sermon he heard from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., his longtime clergyman whom he renounced during the primary, saying, “The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago."

In one excerpt from the audio book that Hewitt played on his show in March, Obama alters his voice to mimic Wright’s and repeats passages from a sermon decrying a society “where white folks’ greed runs a world in need.” Later Obama says of Wright’s preaching, “I found the tears running down my cheeks.”

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MSM Campaign To Elect The Messiah

Sometimes I sit behind the microphone in stunned disbelief at my former colleagues in the MSM. Let me say first that we all carry with us preferences and biases but in journalism (as opposed to what I and others do which is commentary) a reporter and editor are supposed to isolate them and at least attempt objectivity (as opposed to feigning it).

Today I urge you to read a series of posts at Powerline. It will stun and amaze I think even those of you who are pro Obama and consider yourself liberals. Now I admit you will likely smile but in my world, it's pretty shameful and I am stunned none of my former colleagues have not commented.

First is the mis-identification of our friend and SOCT guest Col Bud Day. When Col Day defended McCain against Gen Clarke's attack, CNN referred to him as a member of the swift boat coalition. Nothing more. Wrong and wrong.

Next a Washington Post article on the Messiah's religious values. Certainly there is much mention of his pastor of 20 years, correct? Ummmmm ..... nope!

Then there's Richard Holbrooke's review of a new book on the Cuban missile crisis. Holbrooke uses the opportunity to take a shot at President Bush while lauding the firm hand of John Kennedy. Any child of 12 who has paid attention in school knows that while Kennedy defused the the crisis with the threat of action, we got into the crisis via his weakness at the negotiating table. Well everyone except Holbrooke.

Finally... the NY Times takes a strange look at America's rising gasoline crisis and blames Congress for not increasing CAFE standards (each automaker must make cars that meet set MPG standards) ... yet oddly enough, no mention of drilling, and little historical perspective. My guess is the story had an agenda and this didn't fit.

These are new times ... bloggers like the three professionals at Powerline have good memories and access to enormous amounts of information. CNN, WP and NYT can no longer rewrite history to their liking.

Good work Scott, John and Paul.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Letter from Vets For Freedom to Wesley Clark

This is a great letter that along with the text, proceeds to address each of his "miscomments" with the facts. This is my personal favorite. Another home run hit by Pete Hegseth.

“I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be President.”

FACT: If serving your country, volunteering for combat, resisting the enemy, and receiving seventeen decorations for service does count for anything, then why are you on television, speaking as an “expert” on national security matters?

Read full letter here.

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