Thursday, June 29, 2006
I am the daughter of a most determined woman. That is why I was born at 11:56 p.m. on July 3, 1942. Irene Savko Miller considered having a “firecracker” baby to be just too corny.
My mother was a deeply patriotic woman. She was the child of legal immigrants to this country and she always considered it to be her good fortune to be born here instead of her parents’ native Hungary. It is from her I believe I have inherited my impatience with pretension, arrogance and dishonesty together with love of my country.
Following, as my own personal celebration of my birthday, are the people who chapped my hide during the first half of 2006:
*John Murtha. If his family truly loved him, they would get him expert psychiatric care at once.
*Howard Dean. Every time he opens his yap, he proves how prescient the American people were in rejecting his presidential bid. If Howard Dean didn’t exist, Karl Rove would have to invent him.
*John Francois Kerry. See below.
*Cindy Sheehan. I know your pain and loss are beyond comprehension. That is not an excuse for stupidity, nor is it a mitigation of your anti-American behavior and your comprehensive disregard of the heroic sacrifice made by your son who was – if you’ll recall – a volunteer in the U.S. Army. You are NOT honoring Casey Sheehan by cozying up to Hugo Chavez, Michael Moore and other slime of their ilk.
*The U.S. Senate. Here’s the deal you marble-skulled dimwits. ILLEGAL INVADERS do not deserve ANYTHING from the American people (Remember us – the people you work for?) except ejection from this country. Generally speaking, the American people have no problem with LEGAL immigration to this country. But we take a pretty dim view of people who break our laws by sneaking into our country illegally and then demanding privileges! So no guys – NO FREAKING AMNESTY, okay?
*Hillary Rodham Clinton. I find her chameleon-like ability to morph her persona endlessly somewhat fascinating, if a little creepy. But I cannot help but remember that her essential persona long before she met Bill was that of an avowed Marxist and nowhere, at any time, have I ever seen that philosophy disavowed by her.
*Critics of Ann Coulter’s new book “Godless”. If you are criticizing the book based on the fact that you have read the totality of the book, that is one thing. But nearly all critics that I have encountered have focused their entire critique of the book on her (very valid) criticisms of FOUR 9/11 widows, the so-called “Jersey Girls”. Those comments occupied a mere 2 paragraphs in a rather lengthy and well written, thoughtful and thoroughly researched book. Furthermore, the shrill hysteria from these various critics pretty much prove Ann’s point – that the left cannot have an honest debate. When challenged they will resort to name calling and insults.
*“Pinch” Sulzberger, Bill Keller, et al. There will be a special place reserved for you in excessively hot place if my prayers have any effect whatsoever.
Apparently the poseur from Massachusetts (the junior Senator, not the bloviating, alcohol-soaked senior Senator) has decided that this country still needs him to run for president.
He has apparently decided that the best way to do this is to delve into the Swift Boat Veterans campaign against him in 2004. The lack of judgment displayed by this one decision is proof sufficient that John F. Kerry should NEVER, EVER be president of these United States.
The Swift Boat Veterans are generally described as "discredited" (at least by the DNC-lapdog MSM) when in fact, that is completely untrue. Nearly all of their charges against John F. Kerry were proven to be completely accurate. Moreover, an interesting detail still lingers. That is, Le Fraude promised to release his entire military records. Hasn't happened to date; don't hold your breath. My guess is that Senator Kerry doesn't dare release those records, most particularly because they will reveal a dishonorable discharge based on his violation of UCMJ by traveling to Paris and meeting with the North Vietnamese delegation (a) while we were still at war with North Vietnam and (b) while HE was still on active reserve. Ergo, he doesn't DARE blow his fantasy image of himself as some sort of "war hero" when in fact, he is the precise opposite.
If only for his defamation of his fellow soldiers fighting in Vietnam, he deserves to never, ever be considered for the presidency. And yes, that IS the voice of bitterness. The man I loved was killed toward the end of his third tour of duty in Vietnam. He had been wounded (and not superficial bandaid wounds) four times during those 3 tours and never did he invoke a privilege to come home (and yes, I wish he had). So John Kerry's measely 4 months of (mostly) manuevering to weasel out of his service via superficial if not largely nonexistent war wounds does not impress me.
I don't know if my tired old bones and digestion could take another election season of "I have a plan" John Kerry. Did you ever notice - he always said he "had a plan" but he never told us what that plan consisted of?
I do know that this country has enough problems without adding his regurgitated candidacy to it.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The New York Times
229 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Dear Mr. Keller:
As a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Journalism, I am writing to tell you how very disappointed and disgusted I have become with the editorial policies of the New York Times, once a great newspaper and now only fit to line a birdcage – if you don’t like your bird!
For you to say that you found arguments by the President and administration officials against publishing top-secret information as “puzzling” and “half-hearted” is about as disingenuous as anything I have heard in recent years. The people of this country are quite intelligent, despite your paper’s belief to the contrary.
I hope that the government prosecutes you (as it should have done years ago) for your arrogant disregard of national security in your headlong rush to destroy the presidency of President George W. Bush.
A few salient comments:
· The people of this country did not elect ANYONE at the New York Times to “preserve, protect and defend” this country. They DID elect George W. Bush – twice! And don’t start that “selected not elected” crap. It doesn’t fly because there exists enormous empirical evidence to prove that both times the election was valid.
· The function of a journalist – and of a newspaper – is to report FACTS in its news pages and opinions on the opinion pages, rather than the reverse. What your reporter “feels” about a certain set of facts is WHOLLY irrelevant; it is his or her job to report the facts without nuance or spin. I learned this at Ohio State – why didn’t any of YOUR staff?
· I absolutely believe in freedom of the press. I do NOT believe in license. Moreover, your RESPONSIBILITIES as journalists are equal in seriousness to your rights. You cannot have one without the other and call yourselves an admirable newspaper. Clearly, nobody at the Times understands that, which is why the Times has become worse than anything ever printed by William Randolph Hearst at his most lurid!
My fondest wish – and my active campaign henceforth – will be to see you – and Pinch Sulzberger (And why is a supposedly adult male going by such a puerile nickname?) – and the entire editorial staff of the New York Times taken out of the Times building in handcuffs, arraigned, held without bail, tried AND convicted of treason and sedition, as well as aid and comfort to enemies of this country in time of war. Further, it is my dearest wish that you all be incarcerated for a sufficient amount of time (preferably not in some white collar country club prison) to persuade others in your profession to start exercising their rights in a responsible manner – something you have utterly failed to do.
Do I believe that you and all your brethren at the New York Times are utterly irredeemable disgraces to your profession and the nation? You bet I do! And I am far from being the only one.
Enjoy your undeserved liberty while you can. My hope and intent is that it will soon come to an end for 5-10 years or longer!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
But surely Carter is merely part of what most people regard as a tiny cadre of "climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of scientists" Gore cites?
No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore's "majority of scientists" think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Senator John F. Kerry is preparing or has already submitted new legislation designed to withdraw our troops from Iraq “by a date certain”. The Democrats WANT the “great unwashed public” (that would be US folks) to believe that they are just as capable of pursuing the War on Terror as the Republicans. Which of course is why Senator Kerry has decided to undermine the U.S. war effort – in an effort to make the Democrats relevant. According to that great sage, Senator Kerry: “This will legitimize the new Iraqi government, enable the Iraqis to become more self-reliant, and undermine support for the insurgency."
How Senator Kerry has reached that conclusion I’m sure I can’t tell you. But then this great foreign policy thinker and military tactician (He did serve in Vietnam – for a whole 4 months doncha know – or so he says. Of course, since he won’t release his ENTIRE military record for some odd reason, we can’t confirm any of that!) last made a major effort of this kind when he returned from his less-than-stellar (my characterization and I’m sticking to it) service in Vietnam by first lying about the activities of our troops serving over there in testimony before the U.S. Congress (and thereby earning the well-justified disgust and dislike of the soldiers who served honorably in that conflict – the vast majority - and those of us who were widowed as a result of it). Then Mr. Kerry, while still an active reserve officer, journeyed to Paris to meet with the Vietcong representatives at the peace talks, without the knowledge or consent of the U.S. State Department and in violation of United States law.
But I digress (vehement dislike of John Kerry affects me that way). If I were an insurgent and the U.S. announced that on a specific date it was going to withdraw all or part of its troops from Iraq, I’d just hunker down, build up my resources and wait for that day to launch a major offensive to defeat the nascent Iraqi democracy! Now I’m no policy expert, but I suspect that even a three year old would understand that. But not Senator Kerry and not any of his pals in the Democratic Party.
I don’t understand the antipathy of these quisling traitors to everything this country stands for. Do they not understand that THEIR LIVES are just as much at risk as OUR LIVES? Do they not understand that until we are certain – whenever that is – that the Iraq government can defend and perpetuate itself as a democracy, we would be dishonoring the memories of those who have already died to achieve that result? Or are they THAT craven, that pathetic, that disgusting? Do the members of the current Democratic Party and its support system, including the “old” media, have no appreciation or love for the country that has permitted them to live in a way possible in no other country in this world?
Apparently not! And more’s the pity.
Karl Rove will NOT be indicted – not now and not ever. Thus spake that incredibly incompetent special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who has so far indicted ONE former White House aide (“Scooter” Libby, former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney) – not for “outing” Valerie Plame, the NON-undercover CIA employee, but for supposedly lying about something or other in this investigation of a non-criminal action. (And by the way, how much has this investigation cost us taxpayers so far?)
I am sure that the tinfoil-hat-wearing crowd is in a state of absolute shock, anger and total denial over this. TruthOut.org had a story that Rove had been indicted May 13. They promised to “out” their sources if this proved to be untrue. Don’t hold your breath unless you look really good in blue! I mean, folks, we’re still waiting for John Kerry’s military records.
DNC Chair Howard Dean was on NBC's 'TODAY': 'If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war. He doesn't belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove, then Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago. So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but its not very good news for America'... Dr. Howard Dean – judge, jury and executioner. If you have proof of any of that, you asshat, why didn’t you provide it to Fitzgerald? Oh you don’t have proof, you say? Well then, why don’t you shut your lying piehole! I am so OVER these people!
First of all, Valerie Plame was NOT an undercover intelligence operative – she was a desk jockey at the CIA and her husband, that acclaimed and proven liar, Joe Wilson was the one who initially “outed” her – this is a non story from the beginning. But of course, expecting any kind of reality or common sense from Howard Dean (or far too many of the Democratic Party) is like expecting donkeys to fly. And Dr. Dean is, as usual, being completely disingenuous. He doesn’t WANT Karl Rove in the White House (nor does any Democrat) because Karl Rove is their worst nightmare.
And for any member of the anti-American American left – and especially Howard Dean - to accuse President George W. Bush of not valuing America is such despicable demagoguery that it just boggles the mind.
How long, dear Lord, must we continue to be plagued by these vipers in our bosom? How long before they are so thoroughly repudiated by an overwhelming majority of the American people that they just shut up and slink away?
There is good reason to believe that perhaps the mainstream media’s rush to judgment on the Haditha story has left a lot to be desired – as in facts. And while the final investigation report is not yet in, it is entirely possible that – as usual – the mainstream media’s unsupported indictment of our Marines was way overblown. Yes, people were killed at Haditha. But it is not now clear whether this was some overreaction by the Marines or whether the insurgents, as is their habit, were sheltering themselves behind women and children as they attacked the Marines. In any event, the story as it first broke is unraveling as we speak.
It must suck to be the mainstream media these days. I mean, Rush Limbaugh was bad enough, but now every alert and intelligent person with access to a computer can blow the MSM’s lying hatchet jobs right out of the water. The Left no longer owns the rights to information and what they did to the United States military at the time of Vietnam cannot be replicated unchallenged.
I do lay a lot of the blame for this story at the feet of Rep. Murtha. It occurs to me that it would be a “good thing” if the families of all the active military (particularly Marine families) in his district would go door to door campaigning for his opponent and while doing so, expose him for the lying cretin he is!
Saturday, June 10, 2006
EDWARD MOORE KENNEDY
Senator for 44 years. Have the people of Massachusetts EVER gotten their money’s worth?
His latest bloviating tirade has to do with the Defense of Marriage constitutional amendment:
“A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry, pure and simple.” Thus spoke Sen. Ted Kennedy in reference to the Marriage Protection Amendment being debated in the Senate today.
Senator Kennedy’s moral resume hardly qualifies him as a moral arbiter. Starting with his expulsion from Harvard for cheating on exams, to what I consider his utter culpability in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, his own advanced alcoholism which is evident on his bloated face, to his adulterous behavior in his first marriage which cannot have helped his first wife Joan’s emotional and alcohol related problems, to his current unsanctified marriage (the Catholic Church doesn’t DO divorce folks – at least not in his case), I seriously doubt that his late brothers, however morally suspect they might have been when it came to women, would find much to approve in his relentlessly anti-American locutions.
And yet, he has the brass balls to RANT about a constitutional amendment that would reinforce the Catholic Church’s position on marriage. In a just world, he would be publicly chastised and THEN excommunicated on the grounds of causing scandal. In fact, I’m hard pressed to understand why he has not yet been on the receiving end of a trip to the wood shed, courtesy of the Pope – present or former.Edward Moore Kennedy (D-MA) is the living, breathing (just don’t light a match) embodiment of the need for term limits!
Thursday, June 01, 2006
It is time for our country to start taking the War On Terror seriously in a way that we have not done since the invasion of Afghanistan and the toppling of the Taliban.
The mainstream media (aka useful idiots) has mounted an energetic and spirited campaign (also known as “Bush Derangement Syndrome”) since the election of George W. Bush before 9/11 (yes, kids, he DID win that election – now get over it) and it shows no sign of diminishing any time soon. And this campaign has undermined our President’s ability to wage the war on terror in many ways.
Coupled with that is President Bush’s unaccountable deference to President Vicente Fox of Mexico, a slick con artist if ever I have seen one. For anyone who was paying attention, on the day AFTER the atrocity of 9/11, President Fox was instructing our country not to use the attacks on our country as an excuse to close our borders! At the time I thought, what unbelievable gall the man had. Nothing he has said or done since then has changed my mind.
So long as President Bush and our completely airheaded Congress is willing to let President Fox fob off his indigent population on AMERICAN TAXPAYERS by preventing us from securing our own borders, we will not be a secure nation. It’s bad enough that Canada can and does let most anybody into their country – we at least have some control at our northern border (not much, but at least SOME), while our Southern border is virtually wide open!
No, the Senate Immigration Reform bill is NOT good law and it is not good policy for the security of our nation. The House bill is much closer to what the American people want (understandable since I have always felt that the House is closer to and more responsive to the people who pay their salaries – they have to be since they’re up for re-election every 2 years) and anyone who suggests that the House of Representatives defer to the Senate in this area will earn my undying contempt!
Either we want this Republic to survive or we do not. It is tempting indeed for conservatives to think about deserting the Republican Party because heaven knows, they haven’t shown much loyalty to us. However, by visibly supporting incumbent Republicans in their re-election bids and keeping the majority in both Houses, if for no other reason than to piss off Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid which is a noble goal in and of itself, as well as prevent their planned asinine impeachment proceedings against President Bush a distraction we do NOT need while we are trying to defeat Islamofascists – will give us more currency in affecting the direction of the House and Senate than any other. Ah hell, even Lincoln Chafee is (marginally) better than most of the Democrats in the Congress, although I would urge Connecticut to re-elect Joe Lieberman who is one of the few SANE Democrats serving in the Senate.
That’s my opinion at any rate!