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Friday, November 10, 2006
SOMETHING TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL GOOD
NOTE: This will be pushed to the top throughout Veteran's Day Weekend.
Operation Gratitude Fourth Annual Holiday Drive
During the Veteran's Day Weekend, November 11- 12, Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, will kick off its Fourth Annual Holiday Drive, to assemble and mail over 50,000 care packages to deployed troops for the Holidays.
h/t Lucianne, who’s always there to brighten my day :~)
a The terrorists' reaction to the election results.
a A few points worth reading, from across the pond: Saddam's sentence -- which essentially spares him the dubious pleasures of an Iraqi jail for the rest of his life -- might be considered soft compared with the one delivered on Mr Bush, who finds himself sentenced to two years hard labour in the prison of a Democratic Congress, tortured hourly by the lecturing of the Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Majority Leader Harry Reid.
a This gives Big Business a bad name. Btw, this corp. gives BIG $$ to Her Royal C.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I will not criticize President Bush. He's not perfect, yet too many expected him to be. I've written before that I was a hard sell when it came to Bush. Back in late 1999/early 2000, I felt like the Repubs were forcing Bush down our throats as our candidate. Then Limbaugh began talking about him -- He's comfortable in his own skin -- so I began paying closer attention. By the summer of 2000, Bush had won me over. I admired his faith and love of family, and his candor was a refreshing change. He does what he says and he means what he says. And after 8 miserable years of the Clintons, who openly loathe the military, I was relieved that Bush openly loves and admires our troops. He has not shied away from seemingly insurmountable problems because they might hurt him politically, like Clinton did. To quote Lucianne, "My loathing for (Clinton) requires medication." Even before he was sworn into office in 2001, Bush faced greater problems than Clinton ever did, and Bush faced them like a man.
I find all this teeth-gnashing unseemly. We lost. Get over it. After all, we're not Democrats! So let's wind up this pity party in a real hurry and get on with business. We've got an election to win in '08.
Interblogatory tears ...
a This has gotta be said. The GOP betrayed its base: Republicans lost because of scandals and incompetence, not conservative ideology.
a Don Surber’s wit helps at times like these. Voters return the crooks to power: In punishing Republicans for profligate spending, voters kicked out the amateur crooks and replaced them with the pros.
a Okay now, let’s put on a happy face. A Typical Midterm: Actually we have just endured a typical midterm election, when a president halfway through his second term suffers losses on Capitol Hill.
The Democrats' victories do not signal a liberal recrudescence in the Republic. Many of the incoming Democrats ran as conservatives. That is because the conservative drift of the country continues. As many as two dozen of the newly elected Democrats ran affirming traditional social values, low taxes, or other conservative desiderata. In the long term things continue to look bleak for the Old Order.
a Mr. Minority says to relax, that We Will Weather the Storm: As I was watching the elections on Fox, I did notice that a large portion of the gains by the Donks in the House were by conservative Democrats, and they may not go for the radical agenda that Pelosi and her comrades have planned.
h/t Doug Powers
a Some things never change ;~) Bill Maher is still a creepy idiot.
Now let's roll!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
ELECTION RESULTS HAVE ME THINKING OF THE GODFATHER
MICHAEL: How bad do you think it’s gonna be?
CLEMENZA: Pretty goddamn bad. Probably all the other Families will line up against us. That’s alright…this thing’s gotta happen every five years or so…ten years helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one.
How 'bout you? Does the election remind you of any movies?
WIN SOME, LOSE SOME
I didn't watch the election results last night. Ever since the intensity of the 2004 election, when I became so burned out I almost stopped blogging altogether, I decided that watching reruns on TV is better for my health. I quit watching the news for the same reason. So last night, while DogMan was online, I watched Law & Order reruns and then Sex & the City reruns, during which I fell asleep. And I might have made it to this morning had DogMan not awakened me to announce that the Dems took the House.
This morning I logged online and noticed that the other shoe had dropped.
I don't know if Repubs sat out the election in any great numbers. To those who did: You got what you wanted.
One thing about the candidates ... I'm sick of the less-than-stellar candidates from both parties. Having to hold one's nose to vote for your guy is no way to win. I don't expect perfection; I do expect qualified, honest people. If my guy doesn't win, it would be comforting to know that the other guy is at least honest and qualified to do the job. Speaking of which, it's beyond me how the Dems talked about the Repubs' "culture of corruption," when the next Chairman of the House Intelligence will be Representative Alcee Hastings.
It's not the end of the world. President Bush will be fine. His faith and his family are his strengths, not to mention those of us who consider him to be the bravest and most principled president in our lifetime.
I'm going to post this then go give my 16-year-old cat Ichabod his morning insulin shot. Then I'll clean out the litter box and think of the Dems. I'll listen to Rush this afternoon, and I'll do an energetic 50 minutes on the treadmill later on. Life will go on. As Rush always says, "My success is not determined by who wins elections."
We all need a good laugh about now. HERE it is :~)
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
V IS FOR VOTE
If had been up to the Democrats, this woman would never have had the chance to vote.
One of the best political ads this year -- and funny, too.
Monday, November 06, 2006
WE FIGHT TO THE FINISH!
a Imagine what the reaction would be if the world awoke each morning to be told that once again there were six more murders, 27 rapes, 38 arsons, 180 robberies, and 360 instances of assault in… Guess where? Hint: It's right here in the USA.
a Why the DEMS MUST LOSE: The indignant protest that "of course" "we support our troops" isn't support, it's a straddle, and one that emphasizes the Democrats' frivolousness in the post-9/11 world. A serious party would have seen the jihad as a profound foreign-policy challenge they needed to address credibly.
a Another reason why the DEMS MUST LOSE: [I]f the donkeys retake the House and Rangel comes to chair that critical panel. …With Rangel as the House's budget-legislation gatekeeper, Iraq funds could suddenly dry up, forcing Bush to run a cash-strapped war. And leaving the troops hanging.
a Yet another reason the DEMS MUST LOSE: Still Impeachment Vs War On Terror