Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Barbra Streisand's politics didn't find a wholly agreeable crowd during her Monday concert at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise.
As Babs traded political barbs with a George W. Bush imitator, a fan of the songstress who apparently disagreed with her politics pelted her with a beverage. And as her anti-GOP riff ended, another man in the crowd found himself being escorted out of the center as he shouted at Streisand.
Streisand shrugged both incidents off, saying some people would do better to buy her records than come to her shows.
A similar scenario unfolded during Streisand's concert earlier this month at Madison Square Garden in New York, during which the singer used the F-word in shouting down a heckler.
Now only if a heckler would treat Kerry that way...
Friday, October 27, 2006
Here's a couple of great sites to check out to get the real facts on Bagman Jim Doyle:
Error and Impropriety
Dump Doyle - Permit to Carry
I took this right from the Green for Governor website. These are just his lies on the campaign trail. It's repulsive to see what he can get away with.
Jim Doyle and the Democrats will say just about anything to smear Mark. But the truth is on our side. Get the facts on their misleading ads.
Jim Doyle: "No Way" Ad
In this ad, Jim Doyle tries to claim he is against illegal immigration, but his behavior shows a pattern of doing the opposite. Get the facts.
Greater Wisconsin Committee: School Cuts Ad
GWC is again trying to say Mark's budget plan will result in cuts to schools, but the only folks talking about cuts are Jim Doyle, the GWC and Democrats. Get the facts.
Jim Doyle: "Over" Ad
Jim Doyle rigged the state Elections Board vote, and now he wants you to believe Mark did something illegal. Shameful. Get the facts.
Greater Wisconsin Committee: "Actor" Ad
This time, Jim Doyle's shadowy interest group backers attack Mark's record on education. Again, their attacks just don't work.
Jim Doyle: "Give it Back" Ad
Jim Doyle lecturing on ethics and corruption - that's rich.
Jim Doyle: "Moving Forward" Ad
Jim Doyle is trying to claim he created jobs, but the facts say otherwise.
Jim Doyle: "News" Ad
Once again, Jim Doyle is up on the air with a negative, dirty ad. Don't be fooled - get the facts.
Greater Wisconsin Committee: "Team" Ad
The GWC tries to say Mark is on the wrong team. You decide what the facts say.
Jim Doyle: "Stands" Ad
This ad from Jim Doyle makes it clear that he intends to run a negative campaign, and will attack Mark for voting to lower taxes. This Fact Sheet sets the record straight.
Jim Doyle: "Surprise" Ad
Jim Doyle tries to claim he fixed Wisconsin's state budget deficit, but the facts say otherwise.
Greater Wisconsin Committee: "Stop" Ad
In this ad, the GWC puts forth false information on Mark's record on prescription drugs.
Jim Doyle: "Six Times" Ad
Jim Doyle lies about Mark's position on stem cell research. Don't let him get away with it. Read the facts.
Greater Wisconsin Committee: "Side" Ad
The GWC released this misleading ad to distort Mark's record on fighting for lower gas prices.
Greater Wisconsin Committee: "Priorities" Ad
This GWC ad claims that Mark's vote to save taxpayers money by reining in government spending is really a cut. Don't buy it. Get the facts.
Greater Wisconsin Committee: "Ethics" Ad
This GWC ad tries to tie Mark to events that he had nothing to do with. It fails to pass the truth test.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Bush Acknowledges U.S. Concern on Iraq
In a somber, pre-election review of a long and brutal war, President Bush conceded Wednesday that the United States is taking heavy casualties in Iraq and said, "I know many Americans are not satisfied with the situation" there.
President Gore Uplifts the American Spirits over the minor Confrontation in Iraq
In an upbeat, pre-election review of a short and quiet confrontation, Gore stated Wednesday that the United States is winning at all costs in Iraq and said, "I know many Americans are unsettled with the situation" there.
"I'm not satisfied either," he said at a speech and question and answer session at the White House 13 days before midterm elections.
"I'm not satisfied either," he said at a fantastic speech and friendly question and answer session at the White House 13 days before another Democratic upsurge in the election.
Despite conceding painful losses, Bush said victory was essential in Iraq as part of the broader war on terror.
Explaining that the US will not bow to the terrorist insurgency, Gore said victory was essential in Iraq as part of the greater good for the war on terror.
"We're winning and we will win, unless we leave before the job is done," he said.
"We're winning and we'll win, thanks to my great leadership, never cutting and running," he said.
Bush said that as those fighting American and Iraqi forces change their strategies, the United States is also adjusting its military tactics.
Gore said that as those fighting American and Iraqi forces change their strategies, the United States is also adjusting its military tactics.
"Americans have no intention of taking sides in a sectarian struggle or standing in the crossfire between rival factions," he said.
"Americans have no intention of taking sides in a minor disagreement or standing in the way of compromise and acceptance," he said.
Several Democratic critics have said that is precisely what the administration is risking with an open-ended commitment of American forces, at a time that a year-old Iraqi government gropes for a compromise that can satisfy Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish political interests.
Several Republican supporters have said that is precisely what the country is willing to do for the Iraqi people, at a time where the new Iraqi government tirelessly works for a compromise to satisfy its citizens of all faith.
Bush spoke as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the U.S. government has a right to revise its policies as it sees fit. At the same time, he said that talk of timetables for troop withdrawals "is not coming from the inner circles in the U.S. government," but the product of the American election campaign. "We are not much concerned about that," he said.
Gore spoke as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the US government is has a right to the revision of policies and would consider them immediately. At the same time, he said that talks of timetables or troop withdrawals "is not coming from the strong Democratic government but the product of the weak Republican cut-and-run strategists. Gore will do the right thing," he said.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Yesterday, I covered the vote "No" agenda that was confusing viewers in the current Wisconsin marriage amendment. This ad totally deceived the viewer into the wrong vote on claims that 'nothing will change.' Now we learn that as of late, many states have had ad campaigns done by PAC groups that are trying to deceive their viewers. This new tactic seems to be a popular trend and is happening in more than a few states on more than one situation.
Limbaugh and Belling points out the most prominent case being the lies of Michael J Fox, in both Maryland, Wisconsin, and about thirty other states (as of this posting). Fox is claiming that if we support stem-cell research candidates, we're saving his life. He apparently implies that we're 'special' to him because our states care about saving lives. Apparently, Fox believes that stem-cell research is a life-saving practice. Now in actuality, stem-cell research (or the killing of life) hasn't produced any evidence towards stopping diseases. Stem-cell research has only proved to take the lives of the embryos tested.
Furthermore, Fox is insinuating another bold-faced lie. Most Republicans support stem-cell research, including the funding of it with tax dollars. Generally, they don't believe in funding new embryonic studies. Researchers have found stem-cells in both adult bodies and in the umbilical cord of the infant following birth, sufficing the need of the tests. The problem is, liberals still want to kill new embryos and Republicans don't want to support that with our tax dollars. So is the case for Green (Republican candidate for WI governor). Fox's ad is implying that Green is anti-stem-cell research when really, that's far from the case.
Granted, I expect nothing more from the liberal agenda but I didn't think outright ad deception was a national effort. One would think that these types of efforts wouldn't be condoned, much less allowed to happen.
Gayle put it best in the comments of yesterday's post, "they know the only way they can get it passed is by fooling the public." They can't win with the facts so they lie to try and get their way into office.
Liberal lies make my blood boil.
HT: Drudge Report
Monday, October 23, 2006
Now, you all might think this is easy enough but you're mistaken. Fair Wisconsin is a group supporting gay marriage in Wisconsin and are currently running an ad campaign telling the voters that 'if they vote "no", nothing will change.'
Throughout the commercial, they imply the message that voting "no" will 'not change anything.' But in actuality, it changes all. Some believe that within minutes of the amendment not passing, same-sex marriage will be pushed through the courts.
As Christian conservatives, we must vote "yes" and pass the amendment which will define holy marriage as the union between "one man and one woman." As you might of noticed, I've uploaded an image with this message that will link back to Vote Yes to Marriage, an organization dedicated to keeping the marriage between one man and one woman. Wisconsinites, spread the word and feel free to use the image and link.
Pray for the success of this amendment.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
1. He could very well be suffering from the economic sanctions.
2. His communist country cannot weaponize the nuclear reation.
My vote is for a combination of the two.
It's funny how when China, SKorea, and Australia put a squeeze on you, things start to go wrong. We all stopped food imports while China went beyond the measures of the UN sanctions and halted all financial transactions into the North; literally shutting down the economy within hours.
I'm quite confident that NKorea is regretting their actions because they have failed. Kim has realized the intricacies of having a nuclear arsenal and they're far from it. Breitbart reports:
Kim told Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan that "we have no plans for additional nuclear tests," Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unnamed diplomatic source in Beijing.
Kim also told the Chinese that "he is sorry about the nuclear test," the mass-circulation Chosun Ilbo daily reported, citing a diplomatic source in China. The North Korean leader also raised the possibility the country would return to arms talks.
"If the U.S. makes a concession to some degree, we will also make a concession to some degree, whether it be bilateral talks or six-party talks," Kim was quoted as telling a Chinese envoy, the newspaper reported.
No. We will not make a concession. You began this by testing nuclear explosions, by spewing anti-American rhetoric, and by having disregarded our requests. I have no reason to trust you again, much less accept your apology.
Of course the media loves you again. They act as if your apology is sincere; they make you out to be a mistaken, nice leader. I expect nothing more from the MSM. This BS has gone on long enough, let's snuff out the embers before a fire starts.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Give me some time to get used to this as I'm kumpooter illiterate.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Why didn't you save the school children at:
Moses Lake, Washington 2/2/96, Bethel, Alaska 2/19/97, Pearl, Mississippi 10/1/97, West Paducah, Kentucky 12/1/97, Stamp, Arkansas 12/15/97, Jonesboro, Arkansas 3/24/98, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 4/24/98, Fayetteville, Tennessee 5/19/98, Springfield, Oregon 5/21/98, Richmond, Virginia 6/15/98, Littleton, Colorado 4/20/99, Taber, Alberta, Canada 5/28/99, Conyers, Georgia 5/20/99, Deming, New Mexico 11/19/99, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 12/6/99, Santee, California 3/ 5/01 and El Cajon, California 3/22/01?
My Sweet Child,
I am not allowed in schools.
Let's see, I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare complained that 'she didn't want any prayer in our schools.'
And we said, 'OK...'
Then, someone said 'you better not read the Bible in school, the Bible that says "thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbors as yourself."'
And we said, 'OK...'
Dr. Benjamin Spock said, 'we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem.'
And we said, 'an expert should know what he's talking about so we won't spank them anymore...'
Then someone said, 'teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. And the school administrators said no faculty member in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don't want any bad publicity, and we surely don't want to be sued.'
And we accepted their reasoning...
Then someone said, 'let's let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won't even have to tell their parents.'
And we said, 'that's a grand idea...'
Then some wise school board member said, 'since boys will be boys and they're going to do it anyway, let's give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the fun they desire, and we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school.'
And we said, 'that's another great idea...'
Then some of our top elected officials said 'it doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs.'
And we said, 'it doesn't matter what anybody, including the President, does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good...'
And someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and then stepped further still by making them available on the Internet.
And we said, 'everyone's entitled to free speech...'
And the entertainment industry said, 'let's make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence and illicit sex. And let's record music that encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes...'
And we said, 'it's just entertainment and it has no adverse effect and nobody takes it seriously anyway, so go right ahead.'
Now we're asking ourselves 'why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, classmates or even themselves?'
Undoubtedly, if we thought about it long and hard enough, we could figure it out. I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...
"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Yes, we're finally beefing up the security to a point that is realistic, utilizing helicopters, drones, and other aircraft to monitor the border. The National Post reports:
"On Monday, the U.S Department of Homeland Security officially opened its Customs and Border Protection air facility in Great Falls, Mont. - the third of five air wings to be set up along the Canada-U.S. border.
Equipped with two Blackhawk helicopters, two Citation jet interceptors and one Pilatus surveillance plane, the detachment is responsible for 800 kilometres of land border with Canada. Similar facilities are up and running in Bellingham, Wash., and Plattsburg, N.Y. Two more are planned, in Detroit and Grand Forks, N.D."
It's nice to see the government reacting to this ever-growing problem. Now, if the government was being proactive, I'd actually be impressed. It's about time that the United States government begins to fulfill its obligation to its people - protection.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Apparently, China is creating "Death Buses" that the police will use to conduct executions on-site. This will 'streamline' the procedure and even allow doctors to come aboard and harvest the new organs. Warbucket also covers this in great detail and I've extracted a piece of their post:
The country that executed more than four times as many convicts as the rest of the world combined last year is slowly phasing out public executions by firing squad in favor of lethal injections. Unlike the United States and Singapore, the only two other countries where death is administered by injection, China metes out capital punishment from specially equipped "death vans" that shuttle from town to town.
Makers of the death vans say the vehicles and injections are a civilized alternative to the firing squad, ending the life of the condemned more quickly, clinically and safely. The switch from gunshots to injections is a sign that China "promotes human rights now," says Kang Zhongwen, who designed the Jinguan Automobile death van in which "Devil" Zhang took his final ride.
There is a video that is really a must see from Sky News in which they cover this story in great detail. This video includes witness accounts, blueprints, and an inside look at the Red persecution. Here's an excerpt from my friend over at Toastedbread:
"There are very few people confronting the system. In the video we can see one of the few lawyers defending the prisoners: he tells the reporter that 99,99% of all the people accused of crimes punished with death penalty, are condemned. After the interview, the lawyer was detained, and nobody knows what ha happened to him."
I don't know what's more appalling, the fact that this is occuring or the fact the MSM ignores its duty in covering the story. For every life that's lost, I blame the MSM for not bringing this to our attention.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
As I was browsing the news, this caught my eye because the EU is also having problems with the ever-growing trade imbalances...
China Threatens To Retaliate After EU Agrees To Impose Financial Penalties On Chinese Shoe Exports To Europe
(RTTNews) - Under pressure from manufacturers, the EU has accused China of "dumping" shoes in Europe at less than market prices and imposed a tariff of 16.5% on leather shoes imported from China over the next two years, reports BBC.
"The European anti-dumping measures on Chinese leather shoes lack any legal or factual basis and damage the Chinese companies' legitimate rights," Chong Quan, spokesman for China's Commerce Ministry, said.
Shoe manufacturers from Vietnam also have been critical of the EU's move saying almost 70 thousand jobs in the sector would be threatened.
Beijing said the tariff, approved by one vote, was legally "defective" and not in accord with global trade rules. Beijing while protesting the move said the tariff is not in line with WTO or EU law.
China said it would review the situation and warned that it reserved the right to take "corresponding measures". China exports more than one billion shoes to EU countries.
I think what disturbs me the most is the EU's reaction. Undoubtedly, they're going to take it in the %#@ while China keeps cashing the checks. The US definitely has a problem with it's financial relationship with Red China but it seems as if the EU's is just as bad.
For every pair of shoes we buy, inevitably we're arming one more Chinese soldier.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Verdict in Saddam Case to Be Delayed
Oct 03 9:22 AM US/Eastern
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
The Iraqi court trying Saddam Hussein postponed the verdict in the former leader's first trial and said Tuesday that the judges are considering the possibility of recalling some witnesses.
The court is due to convene Oct. 16 for the first time since it adjourned July 27 to allow the five-judge panel to consider their verdicts against Saddam and seven co-defendants on charges of crimes against humanity for a crackdown against Shiites in the 1980s.
A verdict had been expected on that day, but court spokesman Raid Juhi said the Oct. 16 session "will not be for the verdict. It's for the judges' review of the evidence." Juhi said he could not say when the verdict would be issued.
Saddam and his co-defendants face possible execution by hanging if found guilty in the charges, connected to a crackdown on Shiites in the town of Dujail launched in 1982.
If you picked that there was a massive slant towards Saddam Hussein - you are correct. It seems as if (I'm hypothesizing) that the reporter is a Sunni, Saddam supporter. As opposed to reporting the facts, Abdul-Zahra claims that Saddam committed a "crackdown against Shiites in the 1980s" and again, "a crackdown on Shiites," two paragraphs later. The second usage of the word "crackdown" rules out Abdul-Zahra being 'erroneously negligent' and puts him right in the 'biased reporter' category.
This is one of the most obvious pro-Hussein, or should I say, anti-Sunni Associated Press writers that I've come across in a long time.
And to you Breitbart - way to keep such a neutral stance. You deserve a medal for not pre-judging the "Butcher of Baghdad."
North Korea says will conduct nuclear test
"By Jonathan Thatcher Tue Oct 3, 9:10 AM ET
SEOUL (Reuters) - An increasingly isolated North Koreasaid on Tuesday it would conduct its first-ever nuclear test, blaming a U.S. "threat of nuclear war and sanctions" for forcing its hand.
The statement by North Korea's foreign ministry, carried on the official KCNA news agency, was condemned by neighboring Japan as "unacceptable" and caused South Korea to increase its security alert.
Britain said it would view any nuclear test as a highly provocative act."
Sunday, October 01, 2006
It was a nice warm Saturday morning, driving down highway 67 with all of the windows down, admiring the changing colors of the leaves and the beautiful expanse of farm lots. The drive is very nice and therapeutic (as Phel points out) - getting off of Interstate 94 and skirting through a couple of hills before hitting the town of Eagle. I arrived late, rolling in around 11:30 to a fuller-than-normal parking lot. Dad29, who I was to pick up, called in sick and told me to 'look for a man in an orange hat' when I got there. Gee thanks Dad, its hunting season - I saw a few dozen.
Well, I rolled around in the lot and I noticed Steve and Phel who I've met before at DR. Immediately after that I saw the infamous orange hat on the head of Chris, the originator of this event. The rest of the story is quite obvious; I'm not going to go into what we shot, how we shot, or who shot what but rather my take on the event as a whole.
To sum it up, it was inspiring. Everything about the day was perfect. If you think about it, we as a people are blessed for what we have. I mean, it's easy to forget about all of the great liberties that we have in this country and on that day, I remembered them all.
To begin, I'm meeting with a group of bloggers that I've met online while practicing our freedom of speech. Then, I travel freely to another city in this beautiful state with no problems. At this point, I reach a state-owned park that leases out to McMillers - the company who obviously runs the range. At this point, I'm practicing my second amendment right with many other citizens who feel the same way. The whole day was not just about shooting but about our rights as Americans.
That is what was so beautiful about this particular Saturday morning - being an American. From our rights, to our freedoms, to our country. As I drove home that day, I was reflecting on the wonderful time that I just had when I passed by a billboard that bears repeating:
God bless America.