Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Golden Chickens Come to Roost

My day was actually going quite well until around three o’clock when I decided to drop by the Alumni Union to pick up my U-Pass. As I was in search of the Union Station (distribution services of the U-Pass had been moved upstairs temporarily but had since been moved back down to the Union Station at the time I visited), I stumbled upon one of the ballrooms in which a representative from the PR firm behind the ‘Golden Chicken’ mascot issue at Marquette University was sitting with a laptop computer in front of him and concept art of the mascot choices lining the desk.

As I walked in to inspect the ‘new’ mascot designs up close (not within the realm of a computer screen for a chance), the man took notice of me and asked as to my thoughts of the mascot designs. I replied, politely yet firmly, that I thought the entire thing was a joke. He inquired as to what I meant by this sentiment. I assured him that I was not one to quickly fall for conspiracy theories but I could no longer ignore the fact that the university administration was deliberately withholding specific information and conducting matters behind the backs of students and alumni in order to manipulate the results of surveys and polls and receive the desired result they wanted, which was to stay with the Golden Eagles nickname and demolish any aspirations whatsoever of resurrecting ‘Warriors’ on this campus.

He assured me that the university administration was going above and beyond in taking student input into consideration. I of course rolled my eyes in disbelief when he said this. With that mind I inquired as to whether any of the mascot designs currently on display were submitted either by students or alumni of the university with which he replied with a no. Then I asked if the administration would be accepting submissions to the revision of the Golden Eagle mascot with which he again he replied with a no and said simply they were just accepting comments and opinions about the designs. He assured me that surveys had been conducted with students from the university since April and that indeed our voices were being heard but I still objected.

I notified him that I and a number of my fellow MU peers were on top of every single bit of news leaking out about the nickname/mascot issue and we had never heard of any such survey taking place publicly, nor were we ever asked to participate in such said survey. I asked how many students had taken this survey which he replied that roughly one-hundred had participated in the survey program they had conducted on campus.

I will openly admit right here and now that I am no math wizard or anything like that but even I can determine that one-hundred out of ten-thousand students, not to mention the untold number of alumni who I suspect would enjoy having a say in all of this as much as we would, comes out to less then one percent of the student body represented. Yeah, sounds like their really listening to what students have to say here at Marquette University.

I am honestly so close to giving this up. I am with my fellow Marquette University peers when I say that I just want the basketball season to start, this in spite of the fact that we are likely to be creamed brutally in our inaugural season in the Big East Conference. Yes, I will continue supporting our athletic teams. It is not their fault that the administration screwed up royally. I however will never accept the ‘Golden Chicken’ as our official mascot. I will never adorn myself or my place of resident with the depravity of that unsacred logo or object. We are and forever will be Warriors!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sheehan Glad Bush Didn't Meet With Her

Still not convinced that ‘Peace Mom’ Cindy Sheehan is doing what she is doing down in Crawford, Texas for her own self-aggrandizing purposes and not in memory of her son? According to an interview she gave with the Associated Press, she’s glad she did not meet with Bush because it galvanized the peace movement. All for a lie of course but we won't admit that because that would make her a hypocrite, not that she isn't use to that by now.

The MU Liberals Are Back ... About Damn Time!

As I predicted they would, three of the four liberal blogs have returned according to, if only a tad behind in terms of major news stories. Though I do plan on critiquing the return of two other Marquette University-based liberal weblogs some time this week, I want to take the time now to focus on Ryan Alexander’s 1832 and one of the more asinine, though there was certainly a childish quality to another one he made in that same post, he made in one of his first posts back from vacation.

On the topic of ‘Peace Mom’ Cindy Sheehan, a subject I have no doubt Ryan Alexander was positively giddy to discuss, he wrote, “The woman lost her son, who served our country, and the right, including, launches a dirty personal attack on her just because she doesn’t share their viewpoint on the war in Iraq. I can’t think of anything more disgusting.” Yes Ryan, let’s talk about disgusting. Don’t you find it disgusting that Sheehan is aligning herself with the likes of Neo-Nazis, who have taken a shine to her anti-Zionist approach, to support her cause? Is it not disturbing to know that she considers George W. Bush “the biggest terrorist in the world” and Osama Bin Laden, terrorist mastermind and confirmed perpetrator of the plans to attack the United States on September 11th, only an alleged one? Or how she is playing the left-wing biased media like a fiddle, brining the likes of Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Sheen, president thankfully only in his wildest dreams (here’s hoping The West Wing gets cancelled this season), for staged publicity shots of her grief at the mock grave site, only to turn around the next minute and be smiling like she has not a care in the world? Are’s comments more disgusting then that? If that was not enough to satisfy you Mr. Alexander, how about the fact that she had already met with President Bush in early 2004 and was quoted as saying that he gave them “the gift of happiness, of being together” and it meant the world to her. Come back now and tell me that she is not doing this for herself. She doesn’t want the publicity, she needs it. She has become so obsessed by it that she is using the name and memory of her dead son, who by the way volunteered for military service against her wishes knowing full well that he was going to be sent to Iraq, for her own self-aggrandizing purposes. Yes, conservatives are the ones who are clearly disgusting in this debate.

If It Clucks Like a Chicken and Walks Like a Chicken ...

Matters just keep going from bad to worse when it comes to the whole Marquette University nickname/mascot debacle. It is bad enough that for at least a week we were the Marquette ‘Gold’ (my friends at UW-Madison are never going to let this slip) and we were requested to participate in a shame election in which neither Warriors nor Jumpin’ Jesuits would be accepted (do the Jesuits view themselves so arrogantly that they would ban any nickname/mascot that could be used against them in mockery), but now we are being asked to choose a mascot from two conceptual designs, none of which were submitted by students or alumni mind you, that, as Professor John McAdams noted, are virtually identical. Fluff it up all they want, if it clucks like a chicken and walks like a chicken (a fairly accurate description I might add in describing the actions of the Wild administration in terms of the Warriors issue), chances are it’s a chicken.

Call The Dark Lord Doyle With Your Thoughts on Voter Fraud!

Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin

As many of you know, we have pushed hard to pass a photo ID bill as evidence of voter fraud in Wisconsin continues to pile up.

It is disconcerting to hear Governor Doyle and state Democrats argue that voter fraud is not widespread in Wisconsin when you take a look at some facts from last year’s elections:
  • At least 278 felons illegally voted.
  • 100 cases have been found of people voting twice or using fake names and addresses.
  • Paid Democratic operatives were charged with slashing tires of 25 Republican get-out-the-vote vans on Election Day.
  • Sixteen people have been charged in connection with voter fraud and more charges are expected in the months ahead.

Unfortunately, this month Governor Doyle vetoed a photo ID requirement for the third time in two years.

In light of the problems with our elections and the widespread public support for photo ID, we thought you would find the following article of interest. As you can see, Wisconsin has a higher standard for the purchase of beer than to cast a vote.

We encourage you to call Governor Doyle’s office and tell him you are disappointed with his decision to continue vetoing measures that would weed out fraud in our election system :

Madison Office

Monday, August 29, 2005

The No-Risk Cure

Don’t you absolutely hate it when just one class can ruin practically your entire afternoon? It happened to me today on the first day back at Marquette University. My afternoon was going quite well prior to my Biology for Non-Science Majors class. In fact I met Coach Tom Crean outside the Alumni Union on my way to class and was able to get a picture taken with him, which I hope to post here in the next day or so. Anyway, science has never been my subject. I can pass the course easily enough but I can guarantee you that I would be hard-pressed to receive an ‘A’ in any science class, so it likely won’t happen. With this in mind I was not enthusiastic on going. I can easily say that after only one class my enthusiasm has not improved and likely won’t through the rest of the year.

One problem I had with Dr. Lalitha Ramamoorthy who teaches Introduction to Biology for Non-Science Majors at Marquette University was her explanation as to how she will discuss the subject of evolution later on in the year. I have no problem whatsoever with the subject of evolution being taught in schools. In fact I believe in the concept of evolution but I also am a creationist and believe thoroughly that God created life on Earth. Evolution, according to her syllabus, will be limited to Darwinism and that alone. The concept of Creationism will not even be touched upon. Whether this is due to the limited amount of time we may have on each subject throughout the semester or something else, Creationism, particularly at a private college institution like Marquette University, even if it is run by Jesuits, should at least be touched upon.

The other issue I had with her was the way in which she blamed pharmaceutical companies for the string of problems involving prescription medications and their side effects. Emphasizing that they are out for the quick buck, she claims there is a severe suppression of data. What suppression of data? Have you ever seen a commercial for a prescription drug on television before? They take thirty seconds at least to describe all the side effects which may be caused by the medication and advises that certain individuals not take it for those reasons. If anyone is suppressing data it’s the doctors hiding behind doctor/patient confidentiality. How can we not release a drug when the conditions of nine-hundred and seventy-five out of one-thousand patients improve with the assistance of the prescription medication and twenty-five do not? There is never going to be a time when prescription medication will exist with no risks or side effects to them whatsoever. People believing there is such a thing as a no risk cure or that it is even fathomable are naïve and overly idealistic in their perception of science.

Back to the Drudgery of School

Today was the first day of classes back at Marquette University and after two courses this morning, British Literature and Introduction to American History respectively, I can honestly say that I am not particularly enthusiastic about either one of them, mainly because I have already covered most of the material presented in both subjects and I feel they will bore me to tears. With classes start up again, the flow of material may slow down a bit in the next few days but we will just have to see how it goes. In any event, I thought it would only be appropriate to present a few back-to-school editorials for this special occasion …

Zieg Heil Cindy Sheehan

Word to the uninformed amongst us at Marquette University, a.k.a. the liberal left, the Neo-Nazis positively adore Cindy Sheehan and stand by her in all her anti-Zionistic glory. Visitors to this weblog will know that I have spoken on this subject before but now it seems it is official.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Rocks Thrown at Border Patrol Chopper

Question: How exactly am I suppose to express sympathy toward Mexican illegal immigrants when they are throwing rocks at a Border Patrol helicopter (which could have potentially killed the man, an agent of the United States government, had he not been successfully able to land the injured helicopter), smuggling illegal items (quite possibly narcotics) into the United States, and … oh, yeah, stealing from us by crossing our borders illegally!

Sheehan Channeling Michael Moore?

I can not see how enlightened individuals, if any still exist within the confines of the liberal hippie anti-war movement, could logistically continue backing ‘Peace Mom’ Cindy Sheehan when she calls President George W. Bush “the biggest terrorist in the world” and terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden only an “alleged” terrorist. The suppression of his precious Twinkies and Ho-Hos over the past week or so must be causing radical filmmaker Michael Moore to have out of body experiences because clearly Sheehan is channeling him right now.

Anti-Gun Activist Shot

I can only do justice to a news item as bizarre as this through a quote from the talented Steve Buscemi, from the film Con-Air no less, by stating, “define irony”.

Friday, August 26, 2005

What Do George Galloway, Hanoi, and Communism Have in Common?

Islamic apologist and corrupt former member of the Labour Party in British Parliament George Galloway will be joined by Hanoi Jane … um, I mean, Jane Fonda at a speech he will be making on September 18th, 2005, in Moscow … sorry, Madison, Wisconsin. Here’s to hoping she breaks out the old Viet Kong uniform for this all so special occasion. Talk about a photo-op!

Pajama Journalists Unite!

Head over to Little Green Footballs and visit the link to Pajamas Media, a new website they have created which, at the moment, highlights conservative blogs on the web but will pursue a far grander mission in the near future as the site is renovated and brought into full existence.

It's a Small Racist World After All

Wow, Cindy Sheehan has really been racking up support lately. Not only have the Neo-Nazis pledged their support toward her cause, going so far as to stage a joint peace protest outside Bush’s Crawford ranch this weekend, but now the Reverend Al Sharpton has decided to join in the fun as well. The circle of Hell is complete!

Thanks to Little Green Footballs for the heads up.

U.S., Insurgents Locked in Stalemate?

Yet another attempt by the left-wing media to brand Operation Iraqi Freedom as another Vietnam. Despicable!

Court Sides with Student on Right to Wear Scripture-Bearing Shirt

Here is a shinning example of how the left within this country advocate adamantly the right to free speech only when it applies to them and the causes they support.

Voter Fraud Tally Keep Growing ...

Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin

“Two more convicted felons have been charged in connection with voting illegally in last year’s November election, adding to the growing list of fraudulent voting behavior. Earlier this year, we said we expected charges to continue to pile up as authorities thoroughly proceeded with their investigation into the abuses that occurred on Election Day last year. So far, that has been true. The new charges bring the total number of felons charged for voting illegally to 12. In addition, two people have been charged for double voting and two others for falsifying registration cards. More charges are to be expected.

“We have no reason to believe that our election system is going to improve if leads into abuses of the system are not pursued. In order to ensure a clean and fair election system, voter fraud needs to be weeded out once and for all. We commend authorities who are working diligently to ensure the integrity of our system. It is unfortunate that Governor Doyle continues to block common sense election reform legislation in photo ID. The Governor can hide behind his empty rhetoric and never allow the facts to get in the way of his partisan spin but the people of Wisconsin pay closer attention to voter fraud than he thinks.”

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

'Peace Mom' Returns to Texas Protest

This is the left’s idea of a grieving peace mother? Honestly, this has to be some sort of sick, twisted, demented joke. Oh, did I forget to mention … Bush is not even in Texas! He’s in Idaho morons!

Anti-War Protestors Target Wounded at Army Hospital

Just when you thought they could not possibly sink any lower, the anti-war crowd pulls something like this. Revolting, positively and utterly revolting to say the least!

Is Atkins and South Beach Below Him?

Source: The Internet Movie Database

Maverick film-maker Michael Moore has enrolled on a crash course at a $3,800-a-week celebrity fat farm in a bid to loose weight. The Fahrenheit 9/11 director has booked into the Pritikin Longevity Center And Spa in Aventura, Florida, where he is learning to cook healthy meals and will undergo "life re-education", according to Moore is reportedly aiming to loose 12 pounds during the first three weeks.

Read details on the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa where Moore will be receiving treatment.

The Ball is in the Palestinians' Court Now

President George W. Bush while vacationing in Idaho spoke to the press about the Gaza pullout and made it clear that the ball in now in the Palestinians’ court. If they wish to continue on the Road Map to Peace, they must do their part, just as Israel has done theirs (by rewarding terrorism). Sadly, according to Little Green Footballs, the Palestinians are not making much progress, if they ever planned to in the first place. The Palestinian Authority has refused to disarm Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two infamous terrorist organizations with connections to al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden, and plans are underway to rename the former Gaza Strip after the late-terrorist ringleader Yasser Arafat. Can we pull over and ask for directions because I think we’re lost.

Monumental Mistake

Cox & Forkum have more on the human rights museums pushing the International Freedom Center to downplay references to the Untied States of America, which I reported on August 21st.

The Gaza Pullout

Monday, August 22, 2005

Survey Ranks Wis. School Tops in Drinking

Here is yet another reason proving why communism simply does not work. I am quite sure that UW-Madison students will act like jag offs and be proud of this achievement.

Where are Tim Robbins and Sean Penn When You Need Them?

Does this sound familiar? It should, to Republicans at least, because this is the exact same reaction the Democratic Party expressed when they ramped up plans to defeat President Bush in the 2004 presidential election, only to wait till the very last minute in which to select a candidate and even once they had made a selection they continually second-guessed themselves throughout the campaign, pulling John Edwards back in to bolster Kerry’s sour image. How can the Democratic Party of the state of California, let alone the entire DNC organization itself, be taken seriously when their top choices for candidates are Steve Jobs, Rob Reiner, and Robin Williams? What, this is not up Tim Robbins or Sean Penn’s alley?

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Top Job Fighting Extremism for Muslim Who Praised Bomber

Does no one else see the hypocrisy and the absurdity in this? Thanks again to Little Green Footballs for bringing this to my attention.

Human Rights Museums Pressure IFC to Downplay America

Just when you thought the International Freedom Center at Ground Zero in New York City had learned from the error of their ways, human rights museums are now putting pressure on the IFC to downplay references to the United States of America. Please, if you have not already, sign the following petition to Take Back the Memorial from these anti-American propaganda spewing zealots.

Bush Rides With Lance, Reuters Hypes Sheehan

The desperation of the left-wing media knows no bounds! One of the big stories this weekend was President George W. Bush riding along side Steroid Man, also known as Lance Armstrong (we all know he did, so do not deny it), and Reuters used the opportunity to push Cindy Sheehan down our throats one last time. This is just pathetic!

Thanks to Little Green Footballs for the heads up!

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Political Blogs: Progressives Leave Conservatives in the Dust

Brandon Henak of has recently written on the subject of politically oriented blogs and pointed out how the left-wing commentaries, at least as far as those stemming from within the Marquette community itself are concerned, have gone eerily silent as of late. I myself have noticed this as well, though I suspect things should begin to pick up again, at least at 1832 and The Smoking Room, once the school year begins early next month – The Radical Centrist, on the other hand, I am not quite as sure of. However, conservative reassurances that the blog universe has and will remain safely a Republican operated world may be a bit premature. According to the survey conducted by the New Politics Institute, over the last two years progressive internet activism via blogs has grown at a far quicker pace then conservative ones. Despite Republicans holding a considerable dominance by the year 2003, the progressive blogosphere grew “from less than as big as the conservative blogosphere, to nearly double its size”.

Margot Kidder Becomes U.S. Citizen to Protest War

This of course just goes to show you that the absurdity of the Hollywood acting community and the desperation of the far-left anti-war movement never cease to amaze even those who believe they have seen it all.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Sheehan May Be Gone But The Media Keeps Her Name Alive

I have gotten really sick and tired of hearing the left-wing media all day praising Cindy Sheehan, the self-dubbed ‘Peace Mom’ who relinquished her post in the ditch outside Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch unnecessarily yesterday afternoon so that she may tend to her hospitalized mother who suffered a stroke in California (I do not see why no one else from the family could have taken the time and flown to California to be with her. And I thought this cause was for her son – talk about appreciation), in making her anti-war cause a personal, rather then a political, one. You have to be kidding me! When you have a far-left grassroots organization such as organizing and coordinating support rallies across the country to protest the war in Iraq, how can this be anything but political? More to the point notice how and the other left-wing cult organizations sponsoring the cross-country peace vigils dedicated this project in honor of Cindy Sheehan and not her fallen soldier son or the numerous other sons and daughters who have been lost in this conflict. Kathy Dyer and Ronald R. Griffin however are two parents of soldiers lost in Iraq at least who have decided against venting their frustration and anger in the direction of the Bush Administration but instead toward the insurgents, their sons’ true killers, and the left-wing peace organizations that have sullied the names of the fallen in pursuit of a self-aggrandizing cause.

Green Blasts Feingold

United States Representative Mark Green, who at the moment is vying for the governor’s seat in the state of Wisconsin, responds to Feingold’s announcement yesterday that when Congress conveys once more after their August recess that he will propose an ‘end date’ for withdrawal of U.S. troops stationed in Iraq with a decisive attacks against the Wisconsin senator.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

'Peace Mom' Leaves Camp

After two meager weeks on the ‘frontlines’ of the anti-war movement right outside the Crawford, Texas ranch of President George W. Bush, who is at the moment vacationing there for the end of the summer, ‘Peace Mom’ and heroine to the radical-left Cindy Sheehan has relinquished her post and her cause (‘thanks a lot mom … love you too’, her son would say right now I suspect supposing he would support her in the first place and that she were in fact doing all this for him, which I sincerely doubt) to care for her seventy-four year old mother who recently suffered a stroke. I know this is her mother and all but this cause was reportedly about her son, is that not more important right now? And I ask you why is she the only one in her immediate family, who by the way are back home and do not support Miss Sheehan in any way possible, able to care for her? Her parting words to the legions of flower-power hippies who have come out of the wood-works in support of her cause, which just happens to be their own self-serving agenda … pure coincidence, I suppose, "I'll be back as soon as possible if it's possible," are a perfect indication that there is no way in Hell she is coming back and this wacko’s time in the spotlight has finally come to an end, if only temporarily. No one would include the words ‘if it’s possible’ in their final statement to their supporters unless they were sure they would not return. This is truly saddening. For a cause, even an absurd and ridiculous one as this, which came in on such a strong note, going out on a whimper seems disappointing and just plain pathetic.

Feingold Proposing Target ‘End Date’ for Iraq Withdrawal

This is seriously a new low for Senator Russ Feingold (the wrong Russ for the job), even by his standards. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feingold is believed to have made the proposal for an ‘end date’ for withdrawal of United States troops stationed in Iraq, estimated at around the end of 2006, in an effort to raise awareness for himself amongst the liberal rankings in order to run for the coveted spot on the Democratic ticket in the 2008 presidential campaign. No, really?! I would not put it past him to make such a self-interested proposal like this. Even if the proposal does not get off the ground, a result which I believe at this point is quite likely to occur given that a House proposal of similar nature has not gained significant backing, he will have achieved his goal of raising his stock amongst his fellow liberals in an effort to vie for the coveted spot onboard the Democratic ticket in the 2008 presidential election. It will not do him much good I suspect. Hilary is after all going to kick his ass anyway.

With impeccable flare, Russ Feingold pretentiously stated that he was breaking a senatorial ‘taboo’ in discussing specific dates for bringing troops home. Here’s a thought Russ – try actually reading the Constitution of the United States! If you have read then you would have known it is not your responsibility to determine when our troops come home. According to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, “the President is Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces, and of the state militias when called into service”, therefore he is the one, the only one, who can deliver the decision as to when our troops stationed in combat are to return home. In giving an ‘end date’ for withdrawal of our troops in Iraq, we are emboding the insurgents whose mission it is to destroy democracy whereever it may sprout within the country and allow them to force their brand of Islamic fascism upon the people of the land. Sure, by proposing a withdrawal date from Iraq, the level of insurgent violence could potentially decease but only because they will be lying in wait for the last American soldier to leave Iraq before picking right up where they left off and seizing control of the nation’s governmental institution through fear and intimation and death, much like the Viet Cong did following the U.S. troop withdrawal from Vietnam in the 1970s.

Israeli Forces Storm Gaza Settlement Synagogues

Does no one else see the hypocrisy in this? The media will b*tch, whine, moan, and protest to their heart’s content if an American soldier so much as steps within a few yards of a Muslim mosque but we have no gripe whatsoever with Israeli soldiers marching into sacred synagogues within the Gaza Strip and dragging remaining Israeli residents out of the formerly occupied territory.

"The Biggest Terrorist in the World is George W. Bush!"

Yep, Cindy Sheehan has seriously gone of the deep left end. Yeah, I know, huge surprise.

Oh, before I forget – with the new school year coming up, it will take a little bit longer to respond to Miss Sheehan’s editorial she had published in the newspapers across the country this past Sunday then I would have hoped but part two at least should be online by tomorrow evening.

Poll: 40% of Mexicans want to move to U.S.

Demonstrating just how bad things have gotten in the nation of Mexico, forty percent of Mexican adults surveyed say they would move to the United States if they could. This is all fine and dandy until you find out that one in five say they would do so illegally.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

United Nations Bankrolled Latest Anti-Israel Propaganda

Alright, so this little news item is not exactly what you would consider brand new, let alone all that shocking, particularly for those who are well informed about the true inner-workings of the United Nations (may I suggest reading Jed L. Babbin’s Inside the Asylum for those of you who are not but wish to be), but I thought I would bring it to your attention anyway to continue hammering home a point.

We Are ... Warriors!

‘Nuff said, I think. To purchase your own Marquette Warriors t-shirt like the one pictured below, visit the Milwaukee Warriors website and order one today!

Farrakhan: Fox Was Right on Blacks, Jobs

I am deeply saddened and embarrassed by these remarks which took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but considering we allowed the NAACP, quite possibly one of the most racist organizations in the country, if not the western hemisphere, to hold their convention here without so much as a peep from any governmental official, I suppose it is not surprising then to see no objection now.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

No Need for Sunscreen

What Do Alexander II, Influenza, and the History of Salt Have in Common?

Be sure to check out the President's Summer 2005 Reading List if you are still looking for those last minute beach reads as the season draws to a close.

Is 'Blame Israel First' the Democrats' Message?

The Republican Jewish Coalition has responded to anti-war protestor Cindy Sheehan’s exclamation that it is U.S. imperialism in Iraq and Zionist suppression of the Palestinians that have spurred Islamic terrorism in the world.

Roberts Confirmation to Supreme Court Likely

According to the Washington Post, the fight from Congressional Democrats to halt the confirmation of President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee John Roberts may be limited, if not non-existent, now that it has been concluded that he is likely to receive the seventy votes that would be needed to overrule the event of a filibuster. Whether he will turn out to be another David Souter or not has yet to be determined but the fact that Bush was able to choose a candidate that has met minimal resistance on the political battlefield is a good first step.

Sheehan's Husband Seeks Divorce

First her own family denounced her cause as nothing more then a ‘publicity tactic’ and now, in what The Smoking Gun describes as a strange bit of timing, her husband of twenty-eight years has filed for divorce from the ‘Peace Mom’ Cindy Sheehan who is now entering her second week in a ditch outside President Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch in protest of the war of Iraq. How long will it be before she blames this on the president as well?

Monday, August 15, 2005

Editorial Response to Cindy Sheehan - Part I

The following editorial has been drafted in response to the editorial written by Cindy Sheehan which appeared in the August 14th Sunday edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Crossroads section.

Sheehan listed four key reasons why she camped outside President George W. Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch and demanded that he meet with her to discuss the war in Iraq and question what her son has died for. Her first argument is that “the 9/11 Commission’s report concluded there was no link between Iraq and the September 11th, 2001, attacks”, thus making the claims by the Bush Administration that the war in Iraq was an extension of the war on terror a complete fabrication.

True, the 9/11 Commission did determine that there was no conclusive evidence to connect Saddam Hussein and the country of Iraq with the Islamic terrorist organization al Qaeda … on September 11th! The purpose of the commission was to investigate the events of U.S. foreign policy in the years leading up to September 11th, point out the missed opportunities to catch Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers, and determine the best course of action in order to prevent such a catastrophe from taking place on our shores again. The left, however, without hesitation twisted the intention of the commission to suit their agenda, creating what was essentially a tool for them in which they could publicly reciprocate their belief that the war in Iraq was both unnecessary (all wars are unnecessary but are must often be conducted in order to correct injustices in the world when diplomacy fails) and unjustified, if not definitively then suggestively.

And this is exactly what they have done since the commission’s final report was released over a year ago. They have manipulated the findings of the bipartisan panel to suit the desired political ends of the left-wing extremists who have hijacked the Democratic Party and turned it into the speeding train wreck is has become today.

You would have to be a complete and utter imbecile or else Michael Moore in thinking (though to be honest those generally go hand-in-hand, so perhaps I am repeating myself unnecessarily) not to see a cultivating partnership between the nation of Iraq and al Qaeda. What do they both have in common that would make them compatible with each other? An intense hatred of America and what it stands for, the one thing that could help put aside the differences of Bin Laden and Hussein and forge an alliance together. Even Bush-bashing author and former intelligence ‘czar’ to the Clinton Administration Richard Clarke was quoted by the 9/11 Commission as having said that if Osama Bin Laden were to escape into Iraq it would be nearly impossible to find him. Why would this be unless there existed a collaboration between the two? Bin Laden and Hussein may differ remarkably in the direction in which they hope to take the Middle-East but desperate times call for desperate measure and with increasing UN sanctions and pressure from the U.S. to relinquish his WMD programs, Hussein was willing to take a chance. As the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

And does it not strike anyone else as odd that it was Iraq, in the opinion of the left, remained the sole secular state in the Middle East region, this in spite of Hussein’s erratic behavior and fervent hatred of the United States of America, when nearly every one of its neighboring countries (Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia) was practically in bed with Osama Bin Laden and al Qaeda? What do you take us for?

Cindy Sheehan should spend more time doing her research and penning her own editorials rather then merely echoing the insensible and asinine ravings of Michael Moore, Al Franken, and the rest of the radical left, the ones truly damaging the reputation of this country.

Sheehan Fest, Week Two

It is not like we all were not aware of it from the beginning but it has become ever increasingly apparent over the two-week period in which she has held an anti-war vigil in the ditch outside President George W. Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch that Cindy Sheehan has officially gone off the deep end. There is nothing left to her cause to vouch for her being anything other then a mouthpiece for Michael Moore and the rest of his Kool-aid drinking, anti-war touting radical hippie cult followers. According to the Drudge Report, Sheehan has made anti-Israeli statements (nothing unusual, just that Israel is the cause of Palestinian violence because as we all know it is the Jews who are the ones actually strapping themselves with bombs and declaring that they have a bus to catch) and vowed she will not pay a penny toward her taxes unless the president acts like Jesus and raises her son from the dead. Oh, you remember, her son? The one who volunteered to serve in Iraq (‘volunteered’ being the operative word here) and died and who has emotionally spurred his mother into action, at least as far she has claimed, by protesting outside Bush’s ranch. Ignoring the fact that she was apparently not emotionally involved enough about her son’s death when she met and spoke to the president about her dead son to bring her disgust to his attention … a year ago! Not even her own family has sided with her cause, pleading instead that she stop this self-driven vendetta and come support them back home. The media has had an absolute field-day with this anti-war vigil, showing off the extensive number of people who have shown up and joined her cause. Quite honestly I am not surprised in the least. The ones camping out with Sheehan and protesting the war in Iraq are the ones without jobs, without lives, and the individuals who find it more convenient for them to leech off the French benefits of this country, specifically welfare, so is it any wonder that they have quickly pack up their hippie-vans and joined her in protest down in sunny Texas to enjoy the last few weeks of the summer season? And I say if they want to waste their time and lives on this asinine and senseless project then all power to them. Just remember – in Texas, it is dove hunting season. Yeah, I know. People shooting at defenseless and non-violent protestors, intentionally or not, is nothing to laugh at, I just found the irony in this man’s statement to be too delicious to pass up.

I will be sure to have a word or two about her editorial in the Crossroads section of Sunday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tomorrow evening, so please be patient.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Cindy Sheehan's Anti-Israel Statements

Source: Little Green Footballs

Not only is Cindy Sheehan a tool of the radical anti-war left, a nutcase, and a poor paragon in the proper use of the English language (even a five-year old can tell you that the word ‘freer’ is wrong in a sentence) but a full fledged member of the anti-Israeli league. Okay, this should not come as a shock given the crowd her display of arrogance and insipidity has attracted but I thought I would pass it on for those who were not aware of it.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Media Has Field Day Over Sheehan Anti-War Story

The Media Research Center has collected quite a bit of information regarding how the American media has projected the Cindy Sheehan anti-war vigil story onto the public. Not surprisingly, the majority of the network news stations have touted her as a symbol of 'dissent' and questioning "why the President doesn't meet with her". In terms of media coverage, August 8th, 2005, was a high watermark day for Cindy Sheehan as her story made appearances on The TODAY Show, CNN, and all three major broadcast news stations. On August 9th, 2005, Good Morning America’s Charlie Gibson heralded his interview with Cindy Sheehan as an 'exclusive' and even brought up the subject of her 2004 meeting with the president in Seattle, Washington but failed to allude to the fact that her views of Mr. Bush and the war in Iraq have altered dramatically in a year’s time. The other networks have also failed to acknowledge this bit of information regarding Sheehan’s strange shift in opinion and furthermore have gone out of their way to isolate the plea of her family members to stop her self-aggrandizing protest which only exploits her fallen son’s name. At least Fox News Channel’s Fred Barnes has the know-how, not to mention to the spine, to see through the media’s exploitation of this woman to serve their own political agenda and declaring this woman as nothing more then a 'crackpot'.

Governor Doyle's Hypocrisy on Medicare

Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin

Despite Governor Jim Doyle's decision to raid funding for Medicare by $93.6 million in the state budget, leaving the state's most vulnerable citizens at risk, he attacked President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security because he said it would cut spending for Medicare.

"Governor Doyle recklessly slashed Medicare funding in order to increase aid to schools, displaying his need to pander to the powerful Wisconsin Education Association Council, also one of his biggest contributors," said Rick Graber, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. "Then he criticizes a plan to solve the complex issue of social security because he says it means a reduction in Medicare funding. Doyle's hypocrisy is discouraging. Instead of coming up with solutions, he caters to partisan special interest groups at the expense of the poor and elderly."

Governor Doyle and State Democrats Continue to Ignore the Facts on Voter Fraud

Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin

On the heels of newly released findings that voter fraud occurred during the November ‘04 elections, Governor James E. Doyle has said he is still likely to veto a bill making it a requirement to a show photo ID at the polls. Senate Bill 42, which has bi-partisan support, is a common sense measure that would reduce a person’s ability to cheat the system.

“The cases of voter intimidation, suppression and fraud stem all the way back to the elections of 2000 and nothing has been done to reform the system,” said Rick Graber, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Instead of getting better, the system has gotten worse.”

According to a report released this month by the American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund, a national non-partisan, non-profit group, Democrats routinely accuse Republicans of voter intimidation and suppression, but paid Democratic operatives were more likely than their Republican counterparts to engage in such activities.

Among the list of abuses:
  • Democratic workers in Milwaukee gave homeless men packs of cigarettes in exchange for absentee votes on Election Day 2000
  • Paid Democratic operatives were charged with slashing tires of 25 Republican get-out-the-vote vans on Election Day 2004
  • Four Project Vote workers were charged with felony convictions for filling out voter-registration cards using fictitious information

In addition, an ongoing federal-local investigation into the Milwaukee 2004 elections found hundreds of felon and double voters and thousands more ballots cast than voters recorded as having voted in the city. Yesterday, RPW handed the results of their own investigation over to federal authorities that show highly suspect cases of people voting twice--once in Milwaukee and once in the city to which they filed a change of address.

“Despite the mounting evidence of fraud, intimidation and suppression, Doyle touts a reform package that addresses administrative problems but does nothing to eliminate the real cases of abuse,” said Graber. “Thousands of voters were disenfranchised in our elections due to fraud, yet he will not give support to photo ID.”

Governor Doyle has said showing a photo ID would disenfranchise the poor and elderly who do not have photo IDs. SB 42 has provisions that would provide photo IDs for those who cannot afford them and eliminates the requirement for those on the permanent absentee list.

About 3.8 million people in Wisconsin have photo IDs.

A photo ID is required to check out a book from the Milwaukee Public Library. Even the NAACP in some parts of the country require photo ID when conducting elections for its own officers. Michigan’s NAACP admitted it would be difficult to identify individuals as members with the right to vote in NAACP elections without the photo ID requirement (Willie Talton, Op-Ed, “Photo IDs’ Value Transcends Race,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3/21/05)

“Showing a photo ID is a common requirement in today’s society,” said Graber. “Even Governor Doyle seems to recognize that since he recently signed a bill making it a requirement to show a photo ID to purchase cold medicine. If he was sincere about protecting the integrity of elections, he would want people to prove their identities in order to cast a ballot.”

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Family of Fallen Soldier Pleads: Please Stop, Cindy!

Earlier this week I posted a link to a story which compared the statements of Cindy Sheehan, the woman who is hosting a candle-light vigil outside of President George W. Bush’s Crawford, Texas ranch to protest the war in Iraq where her son died last year, from when she met the president in Seattle, Washington back in 2004 and her interpretation of the encounter today. Now it seems that even her own family members have come out and demanded that she stop her anti-war vigil, believing she is doing this now out of her own self-aggrandizing reasons.

NARAL Withdraws Anti-Roberts Ad

NARAL runs away with its tail between its legs, withdrawing the controversial advertisement linking Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to violent anti-abortion groups after a week of protests from conservatives. But in typical left-wing extremist style, Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, did an about-face in her defense of the advertisement, blaming instead the group’s conservative detractors for the bad publicity. “We regret that many people have misconstrued our recent advertisement about Mr. Roberts' record,” she said in a statement on Thursday, “Unfortunately, the debate over that advertisement has become a distraction from the serious discussion we hoped to have with the American public”. And whose fault is that?

Wisconsin State Fair - Brad Paisley Concert

The Miller Lite Main Stage

A blurry Susan Haynes, who was the opening act for the concert ... sorry but I am still getting use to taking pictures with this camera

That's better! I don't know what happened to Keith Anderson (he was suppose to be the opening act, at least according to the tickets) but if anybody could fill me in about that then I would be most grateful

Susan Haynes, who I had obviously never heard of before, wasn't bad but not quite as entertaining as Keith Anderson would have been

Brad Paisley

He sang Alcohol, Celebrity, Mud on the Tires, I'm Going to Miss Her (The Fishing Song) ...

... Little Moments, Whiskey Lullaby, That's Love ...

... Easy Money, Me Neither, We Danced (two songs that were on his first album back in 1999) ...

... He Didn't Have to Be, and a song or two that I can not recall at the moment

Easily the best picture I took that evening

Needless to say it was a wonderful performance

Most, if not all, of his band members on stage are from the state of Wisconsin which I just found fascinating

Be sure to pick up Brad Paisley's new album Time Well Wasted when it hits store shelves on August 16th!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Chris Martin Snubs Blair, Concerned About Image

And here is yet another reason why I have no interest in Coldplay. Chris Martin is nothing more then a stuck-up, pompous scoundrel.

Woodward Foresees Clinton-Cheney Race In 2008

Now that practically entire world knows the identity of ‘Deep Throat’ and his rise to fame is all but extinguished, Bob Woodward has seriously begun to lose it, not to say that he did not have much there to begin with.

What Has the World Come To ...

… When complete and utter imbeciles like this are under the impression that it is funny to leave a package addressed from Osama bin Laden aboard a bus.

Wisconsin State Fair 2005

One of the several pieces of art on display in the Exhibition Hall of the State Fair ... I can not recall what it was called but I remember it from AP English class during my senior year of high school

Bumper stickers being sold at the Wisconsin Right to Life booth in the Exhibition Hall of the Wisconsin State Fair - I received a number of free items as well which I hope to scan and place on this blog in the near future

This is the best picture I could get of this ... believe me when I say that this hot tub was gigantic!

Auctioneer Contest ... this guy was probably the best of the four presented

This guy, however, was a close second ... his introduction of the item just was not as enthusiastic as it could have been

Felt right at home at the Republican Party of Wisconsin booth

Flowers in the DNR Park

A house which was being raffled off ... didn't tour it due the overwhelming heat and the line was quite lengthy ... not a good combination

I forgot where this was located but it is the Marquette University booth at the Wisconsin State Fair ... I so dispised that logo and all the controversy it embodied that I refused to accept a temporary tatoo of it ... yeah, I know, I showed them

Now a few pictures of the future steaks and hamburgers of this state ...

Bull-shit ... excuse me, cow-shit

[Insert your own Herb Kohl milk joke here]

Ugliest rooster I have ever seen ...

Was it such a good idea for the horses to be positioned this way with guests walking through?

It's not what you think ... he's trying to get at some hay on the other side of the enclosement

Hey, you talkin' to me?

Budweiser's Tribute to the Troops

Pigs are so easy to photograph ...

Hogs Gone Wild

Now there's a vehicle ... the Hummer

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker making the rounds at the Wisconsin State Fair