Friday, February 23, 2007

"He can't do that"!!! ........But I can....


Once again the Princess Speaker of the House is calling “Foul” and claiming that the Vice-President should not be allowed to talk that way about her “Majority” party.

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday phoned President Bush to air her complaints over Vice President Dick Cheney's comments that the Congressional Democrats' plan for Iraq would "validate the Al Qaeda strategy."
"I think if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we will do is validate the Al Qaeda strategy," the vice president told ABC News. "The Al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people ... try to persuade us to throw in the towel and come home, and then they win because we quit.",2933,253604,00.html

Seems that the Pelosi was so upset about the Vice-President’s comments that she called the White House looking to talk about this with the President. Unfortunately President Bush was not available to console the “Princess’s” feelings… It’s tough to be in such a high level position such as Pelosi’s and to hear comments that you may not always appreciate. Lets look at some of her comments and the comments of her party and how many of them have changed over time:

"I'm not saying that I am being discriminated against because I am a woman, I'm just saying as the first woman speaker, I have no intention of having less respect for the office I hold than all of the other speakers that have come before me."

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998-Truth!The text of this statement by Nancy Pelosi is posted on her congressional website

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002-Truth!This and the quote below was part of prepared remarks for a speech in San Francisco to The Commonwealth Club.

"One of the biggest opponents of the federal minimum wage in Samoa is StarKist Tuna, which owns one of the two packing plants that together employ more than 5,000 Samoans, or nearly 75 percent of the island's work force". StarKist's parent company, Del Monte Corp., has headquarters in San Francisco, which is represented by Mrs. Pelosi."

"Not only did the tax cut fail to prevent a recession, as its supporters said it would, it probably made the recession worse," Tom Daschle

"He's (Osama bin Laden) been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities, and these people are extremely grateful. We haven't done that."
Senator Patty Murry (D)

"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
Howard Dean

"We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities."
Barbie Striesand

Donna Brazile, Al Gore's campaign manager, called the Republican Party "the party of the white boys." "A white boy attitude," explained Brazile. She later said of black Republicans Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma and now-Secretary of State Colin Powell that "they'd rather take pictures with black children than feed them."

"You think the RNC could get this many people of color into a single room?" he marvels. "Maybe if they got the hotel staff in there."
Howard Dean

"Education -- if you make the most of it and you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well," said Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat. "If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

"They won’t be able to continue. They won’t be able to do the deployment. They won’t have the equipment, they don’t have the training and they won’t be able to do the work. There’s no question in my mind," Mr. Murtha said.

So if the comments just above by Murtha are true will this not send the message that the Vice-President was talking about? "The Al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people ... try to persuade us to throw in the towel and come home, and then they win because we quit."

It may not be “Acceptable” to Pelosi that the Vice-President made this statement about Murtha and her party, but she is playing in the big leagues now and needs to get use to it…

The truth is that by preventing the “Surge” of troops going to Iraq to fight in the war on terrorism, Pelosi, Murtha, and the “Democratic” party are putting our Troops already there more at risk and limiting the support to them. They are not interested in supporting these troops as they claim but rather to ensure they get the votes from their “base”.

Welfare at the Golf Course?...

Saw this note yesterday in the Washington Times and it shows what the students are being taught and the information provided to them by the school system. I had a talk with several High School students the other day and it was also interesting to hear what they are being taught on the High School level and how it does not always provide both sides of the story.
Campus climate ", only two of the 12 students had ever heard of a major conservative intellectual like Thomas Sowell. "I had also asked the students how many of them had read anything by Friedrich Hayek, a libertarian thinker on political and economic issues who had won the Nobel Prize. Only two had ever read or been assigned a text by Hayek. "But every hand went up when I asked how many students had been required to read a book by Noam Chomsky. Chomsky is a radical whose animus against his own country is so great that he has described the attack on Pearl Harbor as 'a good thing' and warned in his most recent book that the 'American empire' is a threat to 'global survival.'" David Horowitz, from his new book, "Indoctrination U.: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom"
Also came across a article written by Thomas Sowell, who is mentioned in the above text, and it is interesting the way Sowell presents the "Politics of Welfare" in a economic form. I have read several of his books on economics and his editorials are a very good source of information on the economy...
"Among the many rationales used to defend the welfare state, the most powerful is that it is necessary, in order to take care of the poor and the downtrodden. But the amount of money required to bring every poor person in the country above the official poverty line is a fraction of what is spent by government on the welfare state."
Sowell then shows an example of the "Welfare" system and how our politicians use this system to help them get re-elected. If the system was used to help elevate all those at the poverty level as it was intended, where would we be now? Instead the "Welfare" system has morphed into a system to provide that which is perceived "Needed" to all. Especially those who VOTE...
"If you put San Francisco's golf courses on the open market, in a city with a serious housing shortage and sky high housing prices, chances are good that the land occupied by golf courses would quickly be bid away by those who would build some much-needed housing."

Sunday, February 18, 2007

"We Support the Troops!!"...................... sort of, kinda, in our own little special way...

The Daily News-Record newspaper out of Harrisonburg Va. had an interesting editorial this week that quotes Big-Boy John Murtha on his plans to effectively shut down the funding of the troops fighting the war on terrorism by attaching "conditions" to spending bills. His hopes are to keep the spending bills from being passed and resulting in cutting the funding for the war in Iraq. Murtha and his buddies have said they want to bring the Troops home. What, when they run out of bullets to defend themselves with???

In an interview yesterday with, a Web site for a coalition of anti-war groups, Mr. Murtha explained that by placing conditions on $93.4 billion in new combat funds, he would be able to effectively stop the troops in their tracks. "They won’t be able to continue. They won’t be able to do the deployment. They won’t have the equipment, they don’t have the training and they won’t be able to do the work. There’s no question in my mind," Mr. Murtha said.

Supporters of Rep. Murtha want to attach hundreds of legislative strings to military funding, which will in effect cripple the war effort, but may immunize them from any political fallout.