Saturday, December 25, 2004

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Please Go!!

I am reading news stories stating that some liberals are so distraught over the election results that they feel that this is no longer their America. Some are saying that they may leave the country and move to places like Canada and Euorpe.

My answer to those people who might feel that way is, "You are right. This not your America." The America that I believe in holds true to values such as faith, life and freedom. So Stop wringing your hands and threatening to move to Europe and just do it. Go live where you can commiserate with other malcontents across the Atlantic and feel good about bashing America.

We will see you in our wake as a united America continues to lead the world and be banner of freedom and truth for others to look to for hope.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Moral Values

Its been eight days since America reelected president Bush and increased Republican majorities in both houses of Congress. What amazes me is that the elites cannot figure out what happened. The amazing thing that came from this election is the fact that moral values rated as a major issue among people who voted in the election, and the vast majority of those people who cited values as important, voted for President Bush.

Those of you wondering why Bush won this constituency is because he has them. Listen to this message elites. Being religious and thinking morals are important is not a political strategy. Those of us who think that morals are an important issue cannot be pandered to.

The Democratic party is losing ground because their party is now completely void of a moral center. Their party has been hijacked by the radical left headed by Michael Moore, Al Sharpton, Madonna, and the like.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Religious Persecution?

It seems that the some people in the United States, have become increasingly more hostile toward God and religion.

At the center of this discussion right now is President George W. Bush. President Bush is being vilified by a left leaning press and the liberals in this country for openly discussing his faith. Al Gore even went to the extreme of comparing Bush's faith to the extremism of Islamic Fundamentalists. The still bitter loser in 2000 seems to think that Bush's religiosity is somehow wrong, yet Gore plans to speak at churches throughout the south in order to try to scare black voters into falsely believing that they will be intimidated from voting, as the left continues to falsely claim happened during the 2000 election. Does Gore believe the people that he will speak to in these places are not religious? Many of them might even share the same beliefs that President Bush holds true.

Why is it that only conservatives are criticized for their faith? Joe Lieberman was open about his Jewish faith during the 2000 campaign, yet never once was criticized about it. John Kerry keeps trying to tell everyone that he is a man of faith, and he gets a pass. Oh wait. I get it. Liberals know that other liberals who claim to be religious are really just pandering to get idiots willing to accept someone like Kerry's or Clinton's religiosity as genuine.

Fran Libowitz of Vanity Faire has said recently that secular governments are the ones that have fostered progress in the world and that faith or religiosity has limited progress and change. Does she forget that most of the major political movements that have fostered change in this country have been lead by religioous people in the United States. I believe that it was religionists were the ones leading the way to end slavery, viewing the enslaved Blacks as children of God and deserving of the same rights as all others in this country. The women's suffrage movement of the early 1900's got much of its traction by religious groups in the USA. And Dr. Martin Luther King was a REVEREND not a secular humanist.

And lest we forget that among the first successful settlements in this country were Puritans seeking religious and economic freedom. The constitution asks simply for a separation of Church and State. This means that the Government should endorse no religion as an official state religion. It does not mean that the people should remove the word God from the Pledge of Alegiance.

I for one am comforted by the fact that President George Bush prays. I pray and I know that it helps me. Its better to hear it from a man like George Bush, who is sincere in his faith (no one doubts this) and men like Clinton, Gore, Kerry and the like who slap on the moniker of "faith" only when it suits their political needs. Liberals if you want to live in a secular society move to Europe.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Kerry's Sound and Fury

When I listen to John F. Kerry in the debates and then hear from common people that he won especially last night's debate I am reminded of a quotation by William Shakespeare.

"Life's...a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."
--Macbeth Act 5, Scene 5.

People stop listening to how the man sounds. Listen to what the man says. Kerry sounds great but what he says has so little meaning. Kerry says he is going to create jobs. That sounds great but what is he going to do to create jobs? Is he going to implement a plan to stimulate the economy that will create jobs or his he going to add more government bureaucracy? Come on people. Please tell me that you are smarter than this. Please tell me that what one says and does means more than how one sounds.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Rather Should Resign

I remember a few years ago when Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe political commentator, was suspended for four months without pay for simply not citing a source for a story that he thought was in the public domain. (click here for Jacoby's response) To make a long story short Jacoby was asked to resign, for what was called journalistic misconduct. He contends that it was simply an error that he did not write one line in his column stating one of his sources was from an anonymous email that had been going around (which he knew about but did not cite). Whether the Boston Globe's reaction was warranted or not is not the issue here.

What is the issue here is that a well known paper felt that one of it's journalists jeopardized the paper's reputation, was suspended and asked to resign for simply making a mistake. Yet Dan Rather and his producer Mary Mapes who both promoted and then defended a story that was backed up with forged documents are still at their jobs. Neither has been suspended and Rather has apologized.

Based on what happened to Jacoby, Rather should be fired. It does not matter how sorry he is. There should be consequences for his actions. Not only did he report this story, but he vigorously defended it up until he had to admit that he used fake documents to back up a story that could, if it had been proven true, have affected a national election. And he did all this knowing that others at CBS News were unsure of the authenticity of these documents.

Couple these FACTS with the fact that Mary Mapes contacted the Democratic National committee about this story and that the DNC released it's "Fortunate Son" ad campaign on its website a couple of days after the initial 60 Minutes story ran, makes this whole thing reek of liberal bias.

Rather and Mapes have not made a mistake. They have attempted to deceive the American people. These two were so happy that they had a story that would impugn a man that they hate so much, that they forgot to verify the story. They have been exposed as partisan liberal hacks and not the objective journalists that they claim to be. If CBS News does not fire them then CBS's journalistic integrity will be irreparably damaged.

Resign Dan and help restore the dignity that CBS News has now lost.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

An Election about the Past

This election has deteriorated to the point that it is almost not worth paying attention. Isn't an election supposed to be about what a particular candidate can do to serve his constituents? At the most it should be about an incumbent record in his past term of office, what he or she did and what he or she has planned for the future. The challenger can then criticize his or her opponents views and record and offer a differing point of view.

This presidential election has deteriorated to the point that there is almost no discussion right now about the present and only a referendum on the very distant past. And the past in question is no longer President Bush's record over the past four years, but rather it seems that the Kerry camp and the Democratic Party has simply decided that the most important issue is whether or not President Bush fulfilled his duty almost thirty years ago.

What is hilarious to someone like me is that their obsession with trying to smear the President has come up and bit them in the ass. The Kerry camp has become so consumed with trying to discredit the president that they were duped by a hoax. These forged memos could be the thing that completely unravels the Kerry campaign.

The Kerry camp has become so clouded in its judgment, that they have forgotten the things that got them into this race. As much as I hate to admit it: Bush is still vulnerable, but as long as these fools continue to harp on an untrue and ridiculous story they will continue to hand this election over to President Bush.

And America will be just a bit safer under his watch!


This is my first attempt at becoming a blogger. I am jumping on the bandwagon, joining the crowd. In actuality I have always fancied myself as an amateur writer. My friends have often told me that when they have read my opinions on message boards and in other places that I have expressed my written opinion, that I was a pretty good writer. Thus I will begin this odyssey with this short blurb. My random drum beats will be as varied as my wide interests. I hope that someone actually reads them.

No, there is no anti-Israel Bias at the NY Times.

Recently the New York Times published an Op-Ed of a Palestinian who describes the deplorable conditions that he says exist in Israeli prison...