August 31, 2005
These are the words headlining Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s comments about Hurricane Katrina at the Huff and Puffington Post: “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind”
Leave it to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to know the root cause of the Katrina natural disaster. You guessed it. The culprits are Republicans; two specifically – George Bush and Haley Barbour. From God’s lips to a Kennedy’s ears … Hurricane Katrina was visited upon the inhabitants of Mississippi because their governor, Haley Barbour, “offended God” by helping President Bush oppose the Kyoto Protocol.
“Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.” Who would have known that a Kennedy would be a follower of the Reverend Pat Robertson, but he is, as he reminds us of the good Reverend’s 1998 warning “that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God”. He continues writing that because of the role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and President Bush’s promise to regulate CO2, Katrina decided “to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast”.
The very first commenter nailed Mr. Kennedy succinctly: “I can’t believe it but I think you are being entirely serious. You really seem to believe that Gov. Barbour’s rejection of Kyoto is responsible for this hurricane. I declare this to be an instant HuffPo classic. Satire is – once again – made redundant.”
August 31, 2005
If Democrats were smart, they would head on over to Australia and convince this Mr. Peter Costello to immigrate to America and set him up as a U.S. Senator, with a big “D” behind his name. They could then be on their way to winning elections again.
Muslims Who Want Sharia Law Told to Get Out!
SYDNEY (AFP) – Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law should get out of Australia, a senior government minister has said, hinting that some radical clerics might be asked to leave. Australia was a secular state and its laws were made by parliament, Treasurer Peter Costello told national television late Tuesday.
“If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you,” said Costello … “I’d be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia, one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that that is false. There’s only one law in Australia — it’s the law that’s made by the parliament of Australia and enforced by our courts. There is no second law.”
Ruffles and Flourishes to Gates of Vienna.
August 30, 2005
“Right Wing Nut House” is up with “Carnival of the Clueless 12” saying that FINALLY something (Katrina) has come along to bump the Cindy Sheenan Cluebats’ Revival Meeting from the newscasts. See my post predicting this very happening: Escape From West Texas. Check out the Carnival for some FUN! Rick Moran writes:
“As Neddy at Kerfuffles points out, the liberals who run the Associated Press are a piece of work. The article criticizing the President’s gasoline expenditures as President got a lot of play this week, as well it should have. Such idiocy deserves to be highlighted.”
August 30, 2005
~~ John Roberts – Supreme Court Nominee
The more one reads the writings of John Roberts, the more one has to admire the “spunk” of the guy! That’s what comes from being a lone conservative amongst the sea of liberals at Harvard University. “Petulant paranoia” indeed! He truly knows the meaning of the phrase.
Liberals should love him for his disrespect in 1983, towards their despised Bob Jones University. White House lawyer John Roberts wrote to the Counsel for President Reagan referring to college president Bob Jones III as “audacious” and exhibiting “petulant paranoia” and suggested a reply from Reagan “telling Jones, in essence, to go soak his head.” (The St. Petersburg Times)
Roberts went after a Reagan speech writer who wanted the President to describe the United States as “the greatest nation God ever created.” Citing the Bible, Roberts wrote “God creates things like the heavens and the earth, and the birds and the fishes, but not nations.”
Of course, liberal women are not apt to forgive his impertinence towards their sex in some of his written comments. When Republican congresswomen urged President Reagan to consider federally adjusting women’s pay to make it more equal to men, Roberts proclaimed it a violation of free-market principles. “I honestly find it troubling that three Republican representatives are so quick to embrace such a radical redistributive concept,” he wrote in a 1984 memo. “Their slogan may as well be “From each according to his ability, to each according to her gender.'”
In 1985, he wrote a memo where he joked about a White House aide who in a previous job “encouraged many former homemakers to enter law school and become lawyers.” Roberts wrote “Some might question whether encouraging homemakers to become lawyers contributes to the common good, but I suppose that is for the judges to decide.”
Considering that Ronald Reagan has been awarded such an honored status in American history, one realizes that the many competent individuals who counseled the President during his term of office, deserve compliments for their service. Reagan was wise to add John Roberts to his team and America will be wise to add him to the Supreme Court. Captain’s Quarters has more at “Roberts – Conservative, but Not Crazy“.
August 29, 2005
Baron at Gates of Vienna has posted a “small, but beautiful” list of friends. I am honored to be among them. These friends are lesser known blogs that he recommends. I will be busy checking them out. I have learned much from the erudite “Gates of Vienna” blog about the ancient relationship between Islam and Europe. I thought previously that Islam in Europe had affected only the Iberian peninsula. I was unaware, as their masthead tells: “At the siege of Vienna in 1683 Islam seemed poised to overrun Christian Europe. We are in a new phase of a very old war.”
August 27, 2005
“I’m just so honored that the universe chose me to be the spark that has set off a raging inferno,” Cindy Sheehan tells the L.A. Times. “And when I had to leave, it proved that you don’t need the spark anymore, because the fire is burning. And it’s not going to go out. If George Bush came out and spoke with me today and we went home, this wouldn’t end.”
As if anybody thought it would? Sheehan claims to have the support of “tens of thousands of angels.” The Associated Press reports that Al Sharpton is one of the “angels” planning a trip to Texas on Sunday. Other “angels” are from the neo-Nazi Web site Stormfront.org who will “help put up a White Nationalist voice in the protest against Bush’s War for Israel that was started by Cindy Sheehan.” The Code Pink Women “angels” will have to take a “leave of absense” from the gates of Walter Reed Army Hospital where they have been tormenting the wounded warriors for volunteering to fight in George Bush’s army. OpinionJournal.com quotes blogger Jonathan Wilson as predicting that after Cindy Sheehan leaves Crawford, Texas, that her handlers are planning a boxing match between her and Tonya Harding. Got to keep in front of the news, you know, and Al Sharpton will not keep them occupied forever. I googled the boxing match already and the predicted results are in. Make your bets now!
Cindy Sheehan versus Tonya Harding (Watch the Fight!)
Linked at Wizbang’s ‘Respecting Cindy Sheehan’.
August 27, 2005
Would you believe that the film “The Ghost Breakers”, debuted in 1940? That was before I was even born! How was it that the land of Hollywood was erudite back then? Since most people have never seen the film from so long ago, here is a clip of the late, great Bob Hope inquiring about Zombies, of all things. Imagine, this was even before the Zombie Jamboree that took place in a New York cemetery when I was a teen. DO NOT MISS —
Bob Hope’s Greatest Line (1 mb WMV).
Ruffles and Flourishes to my neighbor Paddy who lives next to me in Cleary Hollow, Virginia. His website, blog.nam.org, usually includes clips like Watch the running Deere.”
Edited 20 October 2007.
August 27, 2005
Listen and watch “Code Pinkie Luke”, as he and his ilk hang out near the wounded warriors, hoping to bask in the soldiers’ heroic glory, while offering feeble attempts at sympathy. If only the “Code Pinkies” could find something so worthy in their own lives, for which they would be willing to sacrifice life and limb. The protestors are driven by envy, not by sympathy.
The Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., where wounded warriors are treated, has been targeted by anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read “Maimed for Lies” and “Enlist here and die for Halliburton.” It is all legal as the demonstrators have protest permits from the police department to position themselves in front of the main entrance to the Army’s Medical Center. “Code Pink Women for Peace” organizes the protests. Some conservative supporters believe that a hospital treating wounded soldiers is not a suitable location for anti-war demonstrations. Although anti-war protesting there is shameless, the protestors are guaranteed their say by our Constitution. All of the wounded warriors in hospital now being tormented by “Code Pink Ladies” have fought on the battlefields and off to protect that very speech that “Code Pink Women” is exercising.
Although we should not try to stop them, we also can exercise our own freedom of speech to note their lunacy and illogical thought processes. Listen and watch as one anti-war protester expounds. Demonstrating to the audience his [lack of] immense pride in his activities, he would only identify himself as code-named “Luke”.
Code name “Luke” told Washington (CNSNews.com)‘s Cybercast News Service that “the price of George Bush’s foreign policy can be seen right here at Walter Reed — young men who returned from Iraq with their bodies shattered after George Bush sent them to war for a lie.” “Luke” accused the president of “exploiting American soldiers” while “oppressing the other nations of earth.” The president “has killed far too many people.” Listen and watch hypocrite “Luke”, delighting in his three minutes of fame outside of an Army hospital, as he claims that he is speaking for the wounded soldiers there who are not able to speak for themselves. I ask you, who in reality is exploiting American soldiers? Those soldiers signed on voluntarily with George Bush; they never signed up with any “Code Pink Women”!
See Marc Morano’s Video Report
August 27, 2005
The Seminole tribe of Florida has always been proud of its connection with the Chief Osceola mascot of Florida State University and objected when the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) banned the nickname and mascot’s use. I blogged on this recently in “No Little Indian Boys“.
Now, comes reporting from the “New York Times” that Florida State Can Keep Its Seminoles. On September 5th of this year, a student at Florida State University will don traditional warrior dress and war paint and ride bareback on an Appaloosa horse named Renegade. While waving a flaming spear, the student will be acting the part of the Seminole’s Chief Osceola. The NCAA is allowing this to occur at Doak Campbell Stadium only, in Tallahassee, Florida, and nowhere else in the nation when Florida State plays its season opener against Miami.
Yesterday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed with the 3,100-member tribe and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, which had also endorsed the nickname. The N.C.A.A. removed Florida State from the list of universities banned from using what it called “hostile and abusive” mascots and nicknames during postseason play. “The N.C.A.A. executive committee continues to believe the stereotyping of Native Americans is wrong,” Bernard Franklin, the association’s senior vice president for governance and membership, said in a statement.
That’s the NCAA’s official word. Actually, it probably has much to do with the discovery that the war paint, flaming spear and Appaloosa horse that mascot Chief Osceola sports have no connection whatsoever to the history of the Seminole tribe, therefore it would not be an insult to the Seminoles for non-Indians to use them. Do not try anything authentic, as that would in fact be considered a grievous racial slur.
It certainly would not be because 81 percent of Native Americans in a recent “Sports Illustrated” poll agreed that sports teams should NOT stop using Indian nicknames, mascots, characters, and symbols, according to National Review Online. What do they know? Their opinions do not count when do-gooders are on a righteous mission of saving the Indians from themselves.
August 25, 2005
And Don’t Forget the Alamo Either!
Just in case anyone might have forgotten the story over the summer with all the bombings in London, Able Danger in Washington and Cindy Sheehan in Texas, the Los Angeles Times has seen fit to remind us all of that old, worn story of Lady Spy Plame and Superboy Wilson“. Lest we have forgotten, their call is “Remember Plame-Wilson” – The Non-scandal That’s Going Away! They even have a chronology of events beginning in February 2002, when Vice President Dick Cheney asked whether Iraq sought uranium from Niger. Lady Spy Plame, upon hearing of the questions coming from the Bush adminstration to her CIA, said “Let Them Eat Yellowcake”, and sent her SuperSleuth Joey Wilson to Niger, to “cover it”. The Times rehashes from there all the way down to July 18th, 2005, when President Bush said that the leaker will be fired if a crime was committed, leaving everyone to ponder if he really thinks he has authority to fire Judith Wilson from the NY Times. You can go to the LA Times and read their retold again novella, or you can stay here and read the real deal at Kerfuffles. “Lady Spy Plame and the Frog“
A CIA Cover Blown, a White House Exposed
By Tom Hamburger and Sonni Efron, Times Staff Writers
WASHINGTON — Toward the end of a steamy summer week in 2003, reporters were peppering the White House with phone calls and e-mails, looking for someone to defend the administration’s claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. About to emerge as a key critic was Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former diplomat who asserted that the administration had manipulated intelligence to justify the Iraq invasion.