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Saturday, August 31, 2002

Where's the Anger?
I've been wondering this myself.
Reasons to attack Iraq: From November 11, 2001.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Sean Hannity Hits a Home Run
Number 3 and still climbing. National Review does a great review of the book.
Mrs T's Chicago Triathlon Results
Congratulations to my 3 brother in laws and my sister in law on completing this thing. Here's where to type in the times. Pretty amazing.
Oklahoma's Other Religion
Well folks, it's that time of year. Contrary to a certain Christmas song, College Football season is the most wonderful time of the year! Here's a link to The Sooners. I'm not sure you really need to know about any other teams, but just in case, here's a link to other teams, all of which will rank below OU come January...
You can take the boy out of Oklahoma, but apparently you can't take Oklahoma out of the boy. Sigh.

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Captain Kirk a Democrat???
Okay, Janeway I can see. But Kirk? No way! Can you really see James T Kirk hanging out with Daschle, Gephardt and Kennedy. I don't think so. Dubya, Cheney and Rumsfeld are much more his speed.
Toby and Bruce
Another review of both Springsteen and Keith. Nice comparison.
Cheney Begins to Makes the Case For War on Iraq
The Faith of Condoleezza Rice
What a wonderful look at the National Security Advisor to the President.

Friday, August 23, 2002

Media Bias on Parade
Here's what you need to do to really understand this post.
Read the first few paragraphs of either of these stories. Then come back.
New York Times
The Washington Post
Okay, done? Good.
Here's the lead paragraph from The New York Times story, since I have no doubt most of you skipped the articles : - ) :
The nation's secret intelligence court has identified more than 75 cases in which it says it was misled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in documents in which the bureau attempted to justify its need for wiretaps and other electronic surveillance, according to the first of the court's rulings to be released publicly

Question: When do you assume those 75 cases of being misled occurred? Well, obviously now since the court refused ASHCROFT'S request, right?
Wrong.
Here's the next quote from the same story, waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy at the bottom:

The opinion said that in September 2000, "the government came forward to confess errors in 75 FISA applications related to major terrorist attacks directed against the United States — the errors related to misstatements and omissions of material facts."

Yep, September of 2000. Who was in charge of the Justice Department at that time? A current candidate for governor of Florida, Janet Reno. Who was still President, why The Big Creep himself.

Final quote, from the LA Times, at the very bottom, literally the last paragraph of their story:

Justice Department officials also stressed that the 75 cases cited in the May ruling occurred before President Bush took office, and said that the problems were corrected by a succession of legal reforms within the department over the last two years.

They cited a speech given last year in which Lamberth credited Ashcroft for ensuring that all FISA applications were "well scrubbed" and free of inaccuracies that had plagued earlier applications. "The process is working," Lamberth said in the speech.

"A lot of the old problems had been remedied," Comstock said.


Lamberth was one of the Judges, Comstock is Mr Ashcroft's spokeswoman.

Point is, the mainstream media will do anything to bring down John Ashcroft, and the main target, George W Bush.
Even distort the truth.

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Bad News For DemocratsNYPOST.COM Post Opinion: Oped Columnists: IT'S NOT THE ECONOMY, STUPID By DICK MORRIS
I know, I know. I said I wouldn't be back until Saturday. But this story about the defeat of Cynthia McKinney is just too good not to post.

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Three whole days without blogging. I'm taking a break, folks. As the disclaimer says, this is intermittent, and family takes priority. I'll be back over the weekend. In the meantime, the links to Michael Kelly and Peggy are still active. See ya Saturday.

Saturday, August 17, 2002

There's alot of promising research happening in the spaceflight industry these days, most of it coming from the private sector. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Experimental jet 'a success'
Here's a study you won't find on the evenng news.Study Shows Link Between Mental Health Problems and Abortion -- 08/16/2002
Wal-Mart bans....Flags?
In such a well run organization as Wal-Mart, this story has to have caused some major upset stomachs in the board room.
Note to Wal-Mart execs: Buy the flags, and get this man on your payroll as a greeter FAST!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2002

Iraq Update

This weekend's Media herd is touting "leading Republicans" as saying they are against an attack on Iraq. Brent Scowcroft is one of those names you will hear frequently. The Washington Times had a great editorial on his predictive abilities in the past. Hint: He should not open his own fortune teller's shop.

Rush Limbaugh is quite correct in this editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Mr Bush is already authorized by Congress to go into Iraq.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

The Saudis Have Never Been Our Friends
Take a tour of the relationship between the Nazis and the Muftis, later to become famous as the Saudi family. Both seemed to have a similar hobby, genocide.
Thanks to Little Green Footballs for the link.

Looks like the Administration has, as my 4th grader would say, taken a seat on the clue bus.
Who's angrier this election year, Republicans or Democrats?
The answer to that question could easily determine the course of the war, and therefore the nation for the next few years.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Staying Angry
It's easy to remain angry after reading the article on grounding the planes.
A good editorial makes you feel like the writer is speaking your thoughts. This one from National Review does just that.
Grounding All The Planes on 9/11 Part II
This is even more riveting than Part I yesterday.
The interactive presentation plays best at broadband speed, but is really worth the wait on a dial up.
9/11/01 as Theater and Fantasy

This is a deep, deep article. It could easily be one of those watershed peices that change the course of the war on terrorism.
Here's a brief quote:

The terror attack of 9-11 was not designed to make us alter our policy, but was crafted for its effect on the terrorists themselves: It was a spectacular piece of theater. The targets were chosen by al Qaeda not through military calculation--in contrast, for example, to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor--but entirely because they stood as symbols of American power universally recognized by the Arab street. They were gigantic props in a grandiose spectacle in which the collective fantasy of radical Islam was brought vividly to life: A mere handful of Muslims, men whose will was absolutely pure, as proven by their martyrdom, brought down the haughty towers erected by the Great Satan. What better proof could there possibly be that God was on the side of radical Islam and that the end of the reign of the Great Satan was at hand?

It is important we break out of the purely Western view of warfare if we are take the battle to the enemy.
More Hypocrisy From The ACLU
Funny how the ACLU is the defender of Separation of Church and State, except here.
Anger in the Workplace Hits New Levels
This is interesting. Especially this quote:
Some 60% lost their temper regularly at work but although men shouted more than women (67% compared with 46%), women had the strongest desire to hit people who had upset them (51% compared with 39%).

Monday, August 12, 2002

Space Elevators
This was a great idea in Science Fiction, and hopefully will soon be reality.
Grounding All The Planes On 9/11
I'll never forget the quiet skies during that awful time. Here's how it happened.
Palestinians Reach Agreement On Terrorism:
Let It Continue

Nice to know the Palestinians can reach agreement on something, isn't it?
The United Way Takes a Hit Where It Hurts
You hear alot of stories about how the Boy Scouts are losing money due to their principled stand regarding homosexuals, supported by the Supreme Court. Rather you agree with the ruling or not, it's fascinating how you won't hear about this story in the Mainstream Media.
This is an amazing admission from Bill Clinton on his own failure to take custody of Osama when he had the chance. In the light of last week's Democratic propaganda peice from Time, this is even more hypocritical.
NewsMax.com: Inside Cover Story
Inspecting in Iraq
Now, tell me why we would want to put ourselves through this nonsense again?

Sunday, August 11, 2002

America Is Different, Thank God
OpinionJournal - Featured Article
When I took the job I currently hold, I told my supervisor there would be two days I would not be at work. One was when Billy Graham dies, the other was Ronald Reagan.
Looks like it may not be long now for Mr Reagan.

Saturday, August 10, 2002

This makes a nice counterpoint to Peggy Noonan's look at the catfight between Joe Lieberman and Algore. And yes, David Limbaugh is indeed Rush's brother.
Dick Cheney and Haliburton

It really is possible to find out the truth, thanks to the internet. But you won't get it if you just listen to the mainstream media. If all you do is listen to NBC, ABC et al, you will find Dick Cheney and Haliburton are connected in a negative connotation. You may not anything about Haliburton, except possible that it was company Mr Cheney was working for. But those two words, Cheney and Haliburton, will have a negative EMOTIONAL connection, if your only news sources are American mainstream media sites.

I believe this is on purpose. Not in some conspiratorial way. But simple because most mainstream journalists are liberal, and are Democrats. Ann Coulter spends much of her time these days proving this point over and over.

But like Mulder says, The Truth is Out There. Most mainstream Journalism just doesn't choose to find it.
Here's an article to help break the connection.
Saudis Finally Speak Out Against Fundamentalist Religious Extremism
Isn't this a great story? And not a moment too soon. Ya never know when one of those scary Christians will crash another plane into a building.
Best of the Web from Friday does a great job on this hypocrisy.

Here's a related story from this week. The secular, mainstream media still hasn't figure out that this is a religious war for these terrorists, and that by definition means attacking other religions, especially Christians and Jews.

Thursday, August 08, 2002

A Horrible Adoption Law
I haven't heard of a law that so disturbed me in a long time. Read the story. Talk about a horrendous block to adoption. Here's a link to the audio of the NPR story.
Gun Control and Violence: Perspectives from England
This story is by Glen Reynolds, aka InstaPundit. He's sort of the Godfather of Blogging. Good article, and a great blogsite. Worth checking out.
From the With Friends Like These...Dept
Saudi: U.S. Can't Use Kingdom to Attack Iraq (washingtonpost.com)
Always Remember, lest we forget the six million lost and lose still more.
The rising tide of anti-Semitism -- The Washington Times
Another wonderful example of the unbiased mainstream media.Black journalists jeer peer -- The Washington Times
Sooo, who' s got their resume ready to go for this one?
Yahoo! News - Wanted: Professional Hermit for Cave-Dwelling Duty
Dick Morris is absolutely correct about Algore.
In the midst of "United We Stand" Algore's motto is "Divide and Conquer."
Franklin Graham Carries on The Tradition
It's hard to be an Evangelical Christian in this culture. I admire Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, for sticking to his guns. I heard his interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. He was polite, but stuck to his beliefs. He has a right to those beliefs, even though they may not be what Liberals want him to believe.

I also heard Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR the next night on Hannity. The contrast between him and Mr Graham was, to say the least, striking. Mr Graham did not, as this site claims, smear Islam. He did present facts about Islam that this organization would rather not have broadcast, however.
By the way, Sean Hannity is on WLS 890 in the Chicago area, from 9pm to midnight, Monday through Friday. This is a tape delay of his show done live earlier in afternoon.
He is also on at 8pm on The Fox NewsChannel Monday through Friday.
He is one of the up and coming conservative voices in this country, and a committed Christian himself.
Revolution in Iran
Take a look at this. Michael Ledeen asks an excellent question. Why is no mainstream media covering the growing unrest in Iran?
The easiest answer is that it would help President Bush and therefore Republicans in the elections this fall. Surely that's not the reason, surely not.
There are a couple of great editorials on the Wall Street Journal Opinion Page today. This one on the truth about the supposed "secret" detainees is especially worth reading.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

War Plans
In the words of Stan Lee, 'nuff said.
Williams, and Kelly and Noonan, Oh My!

I've put permanent links to the regulars on the right. This leaves me free to blog about current events, especially when we go after Iraq either later this year, or early next year.
I want you to put this story together with Israel's claim that Al Quaeda is operating through Hamas. If Israel can't deal with the Palestinian terrorists, who can? Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who the only other country would be. Clue: The initials are USA. Yahoo! News - Rumsfeld doubts Israel can deal with Palestinian Authority
This concerns me for several reasons. We simply have our hands full right now. I hope this was simply one more example of Rumsfeld and company heading off the State Department, before Mr Powell does something stupid, again. I also wish the Bush Administration would keep it's cat fights between the State Department and Defense behind closed doors, but that's another sore topic entirely.

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Saudi Arabia Supports Our Enemies, And Attacks Our Allies
That's a direct quote from a report released on Monday by the Rand Corporation. As the Opinion Journal's Best of the Web describes it:
The briefing was prepared by Laurent Murawiec, a Rand Corp. analysis. It's two steps removed from being actual administration policy--it's the advice of an outside adviser to an outside advisory board. But it does suggest that the administration at least has its eyes open about the Saudis. Ricks says the briefing "represents a point of view that has growing currency within the Bush administration--especially on the staff of Vice President Cheney and in the Pentagon's civilian leadership--and among neoconservative writers and thinkers closely allied with administration policymakers."
Well balanced article. Unusual for the Washington Post.
Well, I never! As my Grandmother used to say. That poor Palestinian refugee who was exiled to Cyprus is being picked on again. And after all that time he spent in the church in Bethlehem, too. I'm sure this isn't his fault.
Oh, and speaking of lies and not taking any responsibility for your actions, the ex philanderer in chief is at it again.

Monday, August 05, 2002

Here is what you need to know about the TIME article saying Clinton Had A Plan.
This is from today's Rush Limbaugh show.

On Monday, the Pew Research Center released a poll finding that the media has lost favor with the American public and is now down to pre-September 11th levels when it comes to respect and credibility. On the very same day, Time magazine comes up with this silly "useful idiot" story that the Clinton administration had an Al-Qaeda elimination plan all set to go and the Bush administration ignored it, leading to the September 11th attacks. Clearly this Time magazine piece is the result of the ongoing Clinton legacy rebuilding effort.

The Bush people deny this is true, but we'll have to spend the next few days refuting this - just as we did that hit piece on Cheney and Halliburton. To believe this Time piece, you'd have to believe that Clinton kept silent about this for 11 months, when we know he'd have released it on September 12th to defend himself against charges he failed to deal with bin Laden. You'd have to believe that at the same time Bill Clinton was immersed in the Marc Rich pardon, he was equally immersed in getting rid of Osama bin Laden.

You'd have to believe that Sandy Berger and all the other Clinton people who scream whenever Bush wants to drop a bomb, were the meanest, toughest hawks ever when they ran the show. You'd have to believe that Clinton - who refused to take custody of bin Laden two times when the Sudanese offered him and who never even bothered to visit the World Trade Center site (he only got as far as New Jersey) after the first bombing - understood the gravity of the threat these thugs presented. You'd have to believe that, as the piece notes, the same administration that weakened our ability to infiltrate Al-Qaeda by doing things like banning the CIA from hiring unsavory characters, had a real commitment to national security.
Senator Biden's Daughter
So, let's get this straight. President Bush's daughter is busted for underage drinking, and it's front page news. One of the most powerful Democrats in the Senate's daughter is arrested for trying to stop a police officer from arresting the punk that through a bottle at him, and its a personal, family matter.
Okay, I hate polls. I shook my head through eight years of Clinton polling. I lost all faith in any validity of polling. Having said that, here's a poll. Sigh.
The mirror image numbers between Clinton/Algore and Mr Bush are striking.
Gary Kasparov's editorial is just as aggressive as his chess style. And just as potentially effective.

Sunday, August 04, 2002

There are alot of changes coming in how countries relate to each other as the war continues. Here is an example of something that will not be tolerated when the war heats up, as it surely will.
No Jenin Massacre
Now really, is anyone surprised?
And speaking of true massacres, here are some interesting quotes from Hamas, the terrorists that took responsibility for killing 5 Americans this week.

Saturday, August 03, 2002

I begin to wonder if The House of Representatives expelled the wrong member. Or maybe its just that a few more need to be expelled, like this one, in of all places, Georgia.
There's alot of opinions converging on Iran these days. From Stratfor to National Review, the talk is that the mullah dictators are in trouble. This gives a summary.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Bloodbath at The Job
Well, most of The work Gang, including me, survived. Two people were let go, many of us got written warnings. Inappropriate internet usage. .It will make tomorrow a very sad, very weird, day.Both of you who were let go know the site, and there is a link to my email. Let me know how you are doing, and I will pass it on to everyone else. Not through the work computers, though. Everyone else will just have to find the site for themselves, with no work emails to help. Send me your home email addresses, and I will add you to the The Gang list I send from home.

Nothing else will change about the site, as most of what I was doing here was done at home anyway.

Life Goes On.

Here's Peggy A good one about her meeting with the Pope, closely connected to the one last week.
Too much good stuff on Best of the Web to choose from, so here's the whole darn thing.
OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today
In the midst of strike threats and another Cubs losing season its nice to read a baseball story like this
Boston Globe Online / Nation | World / With wood, they connect to the magic