Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Wolfe Speaks on Gay Marriage Amendment

Another political science professor I am proud to say is from Marquette University:

“Generally, Americans aren’t interested in people’s private sexual behavior and leave that to private decisions, but they are intensely interested in preserving the institution of marriage as a union of one man and one woman,” said Christopher Wolfe, a professor of political science at Marquette University who spoke for the amendment.

Pennsylvania Sept. 11 Memorial Redesigned

Multiculturalism losses yet another fight over September 11th. Thank you, one and all who voiced their objections to this memorial design.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Anti-war Petitioners Meet Goal in Shorewood

Source: Milwaukee* Journal Sentinel Day Watch

Let me start off by laughing directly in the faces of these smelly hippies. First off, how pathetic is it that they could not get nearly half the signatures required to put the Iraq War referendum on the ballot in Milwaukee, quite arguably the second-most liberal county in the state. And secondly, why are the anti-war activists so eager to humiliate themselves further by having this on the ballot in the first place? It will not do a damn thing because the state of Wisconsin, or more specifically the individual counties, have no authority to dictate how the war in Iraq is operated. Even if this is for demonstrative purposes, given Wisconsin’s track record as a mainly Republican state (outside the counties of Madison and Milwaukee – and even exceptions can be made for those two exceptions as well) this seems ill-planned. But then again this always seems to be the case for anti-American organizations like this. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the true reason why we lost Vietnam. If Madison turns out to be the only county in the state to vote against continuing the war in Iraq, which I suspect it will unless by chance all the communist sympathizers of UW-Madison drink too much the night before and are too hung over to struggle to the polling stations to vote, these activities are going to be hard-pressed to legitimize this for the entire state of Wisconsin.

Activists seeking local referendums on whether U.S. troops should withdraw from Iraq said today that they have collected enough signatures to get on the ballot in Shorewood but have fallen short in Milwaukee.

With about 850 signatures needed to seek an April referendum, volunteers in Shorewood have collected nearly 900 and will deliver petitions at Village Hall next week, said Keith Schmitz, an organizer with the civic group known as Grassroots Shorewood.

Grassroots Shorewood is among anti-war groups in more than 20 communities across Wisconsin circulating petitions for April referendums to gauge public support for continuing the war in Iraq.

Petitions for war referendums also are being circulated in Wauwatosa and Whitefish Bay. Circulators in Madison gathered enough signatures for a question to be placed on the ballot next April.

Milwaukee petition organizer Ruth Weill said her group's deadline arrived today with volunteers having collected fewer than half the 21,000 signatures needed to seek a citywide referendum.

* The Journal Sentinel does not represent the opinions of mainstream Milwaukee

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Was anyone else aware of this? Must have totally slipped my mind. Yeah, that must be it.

"Down with Fascist America"

Regardless of the exclamations of “Bush is a criminal against humanity” and “Down with fascist America and with the terrorist administration” by staff members of Al Jazeera television, we must ‘respect’ and ‘tolerate’ them as a legitimate news source and not as a mouthpiece of the terror-spewing Islamic radicals of Al Qaeda.

Magic Touch, Bent Spoons Help on Israeli-Palestinian Deal

This is sad. Pathetic is more like it. Utterly, utterly pathetic. I mean … what can you say about this? On the bright side, it sure makes the Europeans look like a bunch of buffoons. What they themselves failed to do a phony psychic with no experience whatsoever in the fields of politics or regional conflicts does in a single day.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Giant Mosque for 40,000 May be Built at London Olympics

Multiculturalism rears its ugly head once more. The spinelessness of Neville Chamberlain lives on so it seems. If you cannot get what want, then bomb innocent civilians and allow timid socialist European politicians to fall on top of each other to give you what you so desire.

Charity Cash for Palestinian Poor was Siphoned to Suicide Bombers

Is anyone else as shocked by this as much as I am? If I recall correctly this exact same scenario occurred with Saddam Hussein prior to the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and has been taking place for the past seven years with the dictatorships of Africa.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Lone Ranger

One word: priceless.

Iran President: Charge Bush for War Crimes

Define irony – Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the very same man who was involved in the 1979 Iranian hostage situation, wants President George W. Bush to be charged with war crimes.

Sheehan: "I am Spending the Day Crying on a Plane"

EU Alleges Iran Possesses Nuclear Designs

It took the spineless European socialists long enough, didn’t it? Better late then never I suppose. Unless of course their option is to ‘cheat and retreat’ which in this instance is the case … again.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, the United States has mounted pressure against the United Nations to condemn the terrorist organization Hizbullah. What has changed all of a sudden? Oh right, it’s John Bolton! Hoorah!

Lieberman: U.S. to Finish Iraq Mission

The reason why Senator Joseph Lieberman (D*-Connecticut) will never receive the Democratic presidential nomination which is a real shame I must say. Bet you won't see this plastered all over the cable news stations.

* Senator Joseph Lieberman is not an individual who represents the mainstream Democratic Party of Michael Moore, Howard Dean, and the rest of the left-wing extremists.

Giants Stadium Sets Aside Prayer Spaces

Multiculturalism strikes again!

Abu Ali Convicted on Tuesday

With the conviction of Al Qaeda conspirator Ahmed Omar Abu Ali this past Tuesday comes this bit of news. Michelle Malkin discovered a petition (which has now been deleted) baring nine-hundred and fifty-five signatures at last count of Muslim supporters of the would-be assassin of the president.

Should Bush and Blair Consider Bombing Al Jazeera?

Personally I care to believe that American journalists have committed far more damage to the United States military presence in Iraq then Al Jazeera has but does not I am letting them off the hook entirely. The anti-American competition is fierce, they just need time to catch their footing.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Full of honor and majesty in his work,
and his righteousness endures for ever.
He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and merciful
He provides food for those who fear him;
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all of his precepts are trustworthy,
they are established for ever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant for ever.
Holy and terrible is his name!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have all those who practice it,
His praise endures for ever!
- Psalms 111

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Thanksgiving Break

Alright now, here is the deal everyone. As of five this evening (it would have been much earlier but I have this theology class at three which I feel ‘obligated’ to attend for some reason or another) I will be on break from Marquette University for the Thanksgiving holiday until the morning of November 28th and in those five days I hope to relax, gorge out on some good food (specifically a lot of whip cream with a little pumpkin pie – sorry, bad thanksgiving joke), and get a ton of stuff done, specifically film reviews and e-mail messages, that I have regretfully neglected for quite some time now. This unfortunately means that I will be forced to put the blog on hold for the time being. Sure, I will occasionally add a few links here and there and post quickly on any major, earth shattering events which may take place during that short period of time (which I hope does not happen) but not much else. Fear not! I will return swiftly on the morning of November 28th with a long update on the events that transpired during my short absence.

In the mean time I wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! And for those of you brave enough (or dumb enough – one of the two) to venture out to your local Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, please be respectful and courteous to everyone, especially the associates. I say this because I will regretfully be working a few hours on Blitz Day.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

The Lord is a Warrior, Not a Golden Chicken

I am sorry but I just had to post this. I despise the Golden Chicken so much. Go Warriors!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Chicago Tribune: Everybody Loves Barack

All hail the great and powerful Barack Osama ... Osama Obama. Whatever, he's an actual black man in the eyes of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the rest of the left.

Media Aid Iraq Terrorists: Military to Restrict Journalist Access

Really?! I am shocked, utterly shocked and dismayed.

Is Zarqawi Dead?

There are reports that the insurgent leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in the northern city of Mosul but the White House for the moment has dismissed those reports as not being sufficiently credible. Time will tell.

Zimbabwe to Process Newly Found Uranium

Okay, let's negotiate. Come on, it worked with Iran, North Korea, the Soviet Union … Nazi Germany. After all, he assures us it will only be used as an alternative source of energy.

US Author Lauds Suicide Bombers

I never did like the writings of U.S. author Kurt Vonnegut. I don’t know but there was just something about Slaughterhouse Five that made me realize this guy is seriously messed up and not in a good way. This helps reaffirm my analysis.

The Democrats' Plan for Iraq

Source: Little Green Footballs

Friday, November 18, 2005

Tables Turn on Woodward

It may have taken thirty years but now the tables have finally turned on Mr. Bob Woodward. In my humble opinion, the case against ‘Scooter’ Libby should officially be dropped now that Woodward has come out and said that he knew the identity of Valerie Plame … two years before Novak did! While this case was going on, where the Hell was he? Distracted by counting the millions of dollars he has made off of revelation of Deep Throat?

Michael Moore Goes “Exclusively” to CNN Where Cooper Trumpets His Bush Attack

I can not believe I missed White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan comparing Congressman John Murtha to Michael Moore. Well, with as big of an ego as Michael Moore has, you didn’t expect him to take this lying down, did you?

"Unfortunately, the President doesn't understand that it is mainstream middle America who has turned against him and his immoral war, and that it is I and the Democrats who represent the mainstream. It is Mr. Bush who is the extremist"

Because Michael Moore is better then you and you know it. More importantly, however, he knows it and wants to ensure you that he knows it. By the way, Michael, how’s the diet going? Fall off the wagon … a few dozen times … yet?

‘Polygamy is to Blame’ for Riots in France

No, No, No, Mr. French Employment Minister. We must be ‘respectful’ of other peoples’ cultures, after all.

Ban Asian Marriages of Cousins

This should be common knowledge, I think, but multiculturalism has to come along and rear its ugly head once more.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Response to Brandon Casey's Tribune Viewpoint

I was reading Joseph Kastner's Nov. 10 Viewpoint "Democrats' witch hunt comes up short" and something struck me: The facts that I was reading were completely false and unsubstantiated.

And what ‘facts’ prey tell are ‘false’ or ‘unsubstantiated’ as you so claim? This is never answered. In fact he makes no reference whatsoever to any statement I made in my Viewpoint article last week other then a half-sentence blurb I made concerning how expensive the ‘Scooter’ Libby indictment was, which he then proceeds to spend half his article discussing. Don’t you just love it when the Democrats change the subject of a discussion when they know they can’t win by delivering the facts? I know I do. Also, here’s a bit of advice, Brandon: if you are attempting to disprove a person’s statements then do not refer to them as ‘facts’ but rather statements or accusations.

The honorable Kenneth Starr in his investigation of Whitewater, handed the government a bill for $73.5 million dollars after working 49 months, and I ask Kastner, what did that investigation turn up?

There was actually quite a bit he turned up. I won’t go into discussion about this (I have much to do this evening and I don’t feel like getting off topic here) but rest assured that money laundering was the least of Clinton’s problems. This was the case that led to the revelation of far sinister Clinton scandals, specifically accusations of rape, murder, adultery, drug running, contempt of Congress, and so much more.

Did Starr find Clinton guilty on the charges that he initially started the investigation Starr handed Congress a report on the Lewinsky affair and the rest is history.

Again, this led to even worse revelations of the skeletons Clinton had locked away in his closet. See the link above.

And, yes, there was no evidence of guilt on Clinton’s part in the Whitewater scandal – other then the fact that his close friends and campaign contributors, James and Susan McDougal, his White House counsel, Webster Hubbel, and Arkansas Governor, Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of federal charges and then pardoned by Clinton himself in the waning days of his presidency. But other then that, you’re right.

Did the Whitewater case deal with matters of national security? The short answer is no. Turning to Patty Fitzgerald's investigation, this case clearly deals with matters of national security, and I thought that you can't put a price tag on securing the nation, as evidenced by defense spending and the Iraq war.

I suppose breaking federal laws means nothing to the liberals these days, if it ever did. From what I gathered, you are saying that we should simply bypass investigating the President of the United States and officials connected with him on suspected charges of breaking federal laws unless they are matters of national security? Wow, talk about thin morals. Furthermore, I hardly believe Valerie Plame’s identity counts as ‘securing’ the nation, particularly when she was never an undercover agent.

Whether on or off duty, favorable or unfavorable, you cannot leak the name of an undercover CIA agent, which is classified information, to the press. If this was not an important issue it would not be federal law.

This is true, if she were indeed an undercover agent as you and the liberal media care to believe. However, this is not the case. Valerie Plame was not an ‘undercover’ agent. In fact she was never an agent of the CIA.

Here is a bit of information published on Robert Novak’s site which was linked by the Drudge Report in July 2005:

“According to a confidential source at the CIA, Mrs. Wilson was an analyst, not a spy, not a covert operator, and not in charge of undercover operatives'...”
But what's in a name, right?

I think the author of that Viewpoint is clearly mad that this investigation is picking up steam and may tar this administration far worse than infidelity hurt the previous one.

Hardly Brandon but nice try. True, the case is picking up steam but in quite the opposite direction then the Democrats want it to be going in. The entire basis of Fitzgerald’s case against ‘Scooter’ Libby is that he was the first person to leak the ‘identity’ of Valerie Plame. It turns out he wasn’t. He recalled that his source may have been Tim Russert but he wasn’t sure. It turns out that Bob Woodward was in fact the first person to leak Valerie Plame’s ‘identity’, a full three months BEFORE Robert Novak published her name in his article. This in essence means that charges against 'Scooter' Libby are likely to be dropped and a new investigation will begin on who Bob Woodward's source was. Do you think he'll end up in jail? Some how I doubt it.

The time for partisan politics needs to be over; we are college students, and as such, name calling should be beneath us. Alas, such activities from the Beltway to Milwaukee are the standard and not the exception. Don't you see that the more you sling mud, the more ridiculous you seem, because you are not talking about real issues.

And a typical lefty move. When in doubt claim the role of the mediator, not the accuser. And did anyone else notice a clear contradiction in what he just advised. If I am not discussing ‘real issues’ then why did you earlier claim that Plamegate was important because it dealt with matter of national security and deserved proper attention? Furthermore, who are you to say what can and can not be discussed in the name of politics? Oops, I forgot … I am dealing with a liberal after all. The liberals care to believe they know better then you do what is best for you so they limit what you can and can not read for your better benefit. Take for instance their opposition to The Warrior, Marquette University's first-and-only independent student newspaper. I don't think I have to remind how catastrophic Ryan Alexander thought this was to the liberal agenda on campus. Even the Tribune welcomed the Warrior with open arms, although I care to believe it was done to find a perfect spot in which to stab us in the back with.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

ABC Gives Conservative GOP House Speaker a History of Advocating Segregation

Source: The Hollywood Blacklist

It is bad enough that ABC’s hit television drama, Commander-in-Chief, is a Hillary Clinton propagandist piece but now it is out to smear Republicans on top of it. I know, big surprise, but work with what I am getting at here. News Busters reports that the latest episode of the show made the Republican Speaker of the House out to be a segregationist via a film strip showing Templeton, played by Donald Sutherland, in 1965 speaking in a smoke-filled room about how “If the Lord Almighty wanted colored people to mix with whites, to live with whites, to marry whites, he wouldn't have placed them on separate continents”. This film strip is used against the Speaker of the House in response to his attempt to out the special assistant to the president who turns out to be HIV-positive. Again, I realize not all of television is based on reality but how realistic is it to believe that an outing campaign would take place within the White House?

Matt Johnson: Hypocrite

Pathetic. Absolutely, positively pathetic. That is all I have to say regarding the so-called liberal response on campus to my Viewpoint article concerning the ‘Scooter’ Libby case. The simple fact of the matter is that not once does Matt Johnson address a single concern I had regarding the case. Yes, our intelligence sources are our best asset in the war against terrorism, I agree, however this was not about intelligence. This was about Joseph Wilson seeking revenge on the Bush Administration after the Senate Intelligence Committee disregarded his assessment of the ‘yellow cakes’ theory and declared that what Bush claimed in his State of the Union address was accurate. However, this may very well come back and bite him in the ass. If a trial is conducted to determine whether or not ‘Scooter’ Libby committed perjury, there will undoubtedly be information regarding Joseph Wilson that Joseph Wilson will not want the public to know about, specifically how big of a fraud he and his wife are.

Comic Fodder

Behold, The Great Savior of the Islamic World

True Warrior: Marquette Marine’s Experiences in Iraq

As has already reported, the Marquette University College Republicans will be sponsoring a speech by Dave Warnacut who served in Iraq in the United States Marine Corps.

Here are all the details:

The Marquette University College Republicans would like to invite you to a speech by United States Marine Corps Corporal and Marquette student Dave Warnacut. Warnacut will speak regarding his experiences in Iraq for seven months from 2004-2005. Following his speech, Warnacut will field questions from the audience.

The speech will be held this Wednesday the 16th of November at 8:00 pm in Room 163 of the Alumni Memorial Union (right by the Brooks Lounge).

Dave Warnacut was also recently featured in on the cover of The Warrior: Marquette’s Independent News Magazine.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Democrats: Dishonest on Iraq

Be sure to watch the Republican Party's latest video highlighting the hypocrisy of the left when it comes to the war in Iraq. Notable interview highlights include Madeline Albright, President William Jefferson Clinton, DNC chairman Howard Dean, Sandy Berger, Nancy Pelosi, along with several other prominent Democratic politicians.

One Step Closer to Weeding Out Voter Fraud in Wisconsin

Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin

Members of the Wisconsin Legislative Council’s bipartisan Special Committee on Election Law took a major step towards cleaning Wisconsin’s election system by approving a comprehensive reform package that would significantly improve the state’s flawed election system. Among the highlights of the package are: the elimination of special registration deputies who have been found to falsify voter registration forms, training requirements for election officials and poll workers, a measure to prevent felons from voting and improvements in the counting of ballots from military personal. The package will now go to the full Council for final approval before it goes to the legislature.

The proposals are introduced on the heels of a study released by the Legislative Audit Bureau in September that found a staggering number of problems with Wisconsin’s election system. Among the chief concerns were inconsistencies in voter registration requirements, improperly trained poll workers and flaws in the procedures for updating and verifying voter registration lists. The report also recommended prohibiting compensation for registering voters. In the Nov. ’04 elections, four ACORN/Project Vote workers were charged with felony election fraud for filling out multiple voter-registration cards using fictitious information to earn money.

“We commend the committee for their diligent study of Wisconsin’s election system and their action to address problems by coming up with effective solutions,” said Rick Graber, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “This package is a fantastic start towards weeding out voter fraud. However, there is still much more that needs to be done.”

The election reform package does not include a photo ID requirement, thus preventing a likely veto from Governor Jim Doyle, who has refused to enact photo ID three times. Instead, a photo ID proposal will be taken directly to the voters as Republican legislators try to amend the Constitution to make it a requirement.

“The fact that this reform package does not include photo ID means the Governor won’t get to grandstand on it for a fourth time,” said Graber. “Instead, voters will have the opportunity to demonstrate to Doyle that photo ID is crucial to eliminating voter fraud and ensuring the integrity of our election system.”

Government for Sale to Highest Bidder Under Lord Doyle’s Watch

Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin

For the second time in three weeks, an inquiry has been launched into the ethical conduct of Governor Doyle’s office pertaining to pay-to-play tactics. The State Ethics Board is looking into whether a fundraiser, organized by a top ranking Department of Transportation official, was an improper solicitation of donations to the Governor. Despite mounting evidence that the fundraiser crossed the line, the Doyle administration repeatedly denies any wrongdoing.

“The ethics of the Doyle administration have become so skewed, they can’t even recognize the impropriety of their actions,” said Rick Graber, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “The Governor has been so blinded by his moneybag, the Ethics Board has to step in and guide him.”

According to an Ethics Board official, the Board plans to devote time and resources in the immediate future into a review of the DOT fundraiser. In addition, the Ethics Board is drafting legislation that would ban full-time political appointees and top government officials from soliciting campaign contributions from people who do business with the state.

The DOT fundraiser, which had a suggested $500 contribution, included employees of engineering firms who compete for more than $100 million of state business a year. Governor Doyle’s office has said the fundraiser was appropriate. The review of the fundraiser comes on the heels of a federal-state-local investigation launched into the award of a lucrative state travel contract to Adelman Travel, whose executives contributed $20,000 to Governor Doyle in the months surrounding the bidding process. The $750,000 contract was given to Adelman even though competing vendor, Omega Travel, scored better and the majority of members on an evaluating committee preferred Omega.

Earlier this week, RPW sent an open records request to the Department of Administration asking for a list of all contracts the Doyle administration has entered into since taking office in an effort to further examine potential conflicts of interest.

“Governor Doyle now has one investigation underway, an Ethics Board inquiry and several independent reviews into his ethical conduct,” said Graber. “In addition, Republican state legislators have introduced legislation that has received bi-partisan support to help clean-up the mess he’s made. Yet the Governor continues to defend his actions and erode public trust. As long as he is in office, Wisconsin will have a Governor who represents those with deep pockets, not the people.”

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ignorance is Bliss

The ignorance of some people, particularly educators at respected universities such as Marquette, has always astounded and saddened me. This morning I was expected to present my report on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible which was based on the ‘threat’ of McCarthyism and the Communist ‘witch hunts’ of the 1950s. While putting my power point presentation together I decided to discuss the factual information concerning McCarthyism (notably that there were indeed Communist agents infiltrating the United States government) and the information revealed by the declassification of documents related to the Venona Project. During my presentation in class I pointed out how the assistant to the secretary of state, Alger Hiss, was a known Communist operative to which my history professor, a Jesuit priest, objected saying that he was not a Communist. Reiterating that he was a Communist spy, I continued with my presentation. At the end of my report, he told the class that when we reached the chapter on the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950s, he would be in vast disagreement with what I had just said. I am of course fine with this since I have the information to back my arguments up, facts that he has no reason to dispute.

Read up on this information concerning the ‘loyalty’ of Alger Hiss to the United States government …

During the KI's short existence (1947 - 1951), Anatoly Gorsky, who served in the United States and Great Britain, wrote a memorandum on Compromised American Sources and Networks. This memo incontrovertibly identifies Alger Hiss as a longtime Soviet agent who worked in the U.S. State Department.

In 1996 the United States government released the Venona papers, decoded Russian intelligence intercepts dating from the mid-1940s. These documents reference a Soviet spy at the State Department, code-named "Ales", whose biographical details matched those of Hiss.

NYT Reports on "Air America" and its..."Rising Star" Female Hosts!

News Busters reports that the New York Times, which used the word ‘borrowed’ when it came to discusses Air America’s stealing of $875,000 from children’s organizations this past summer, has recently written a puff piece in which it discusses Air America's female 'rising' stars. Funny, last time I checked they were far behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity in the ratings and Al Franken has barely caught up with Bill O’Reilly. And wasn’t it their claim that they were going to take back talk-radio from the conservatives?

Oh, and on a personal note, Randi Rhodes appears as though she’s been beaten with an ugly stick … severely. Truly a face for radio.

PLO Calls for UN Probe Into Arafat's Death

Please take careful note in this article that this request for an investigation into the death of Yassar Arafat is being made by PLO representatives in Syria which is currently under investigation for the assassination of the president of Lebanon.

TIME Magazine Has Terrorist Sources

As Little Green Footballs said, this is a new low for media journalism, even if it is TIME magazine

While insurgent sources in Iraq told TIME they had no prior knowledge of the Amman attacks, the fact that al-Zarqawi would strike Jordan wasn’t surprising.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Suicide Bombers Are People, Too

As Little Green Footballs so blatantly put it, this without a doubt has to be one of the most disgusting and morally bankrupt pieces of Palestinian propaganda horseshit I’ve ever seen.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Greenpeace Damages Reef

Define the words irony and hypocrisy.

Political Science Book Recommendation

Purchase 'Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror' from Barnes & Noble Today!!

Shoe on Other Foot

Even when it appears as though the shoe is on the other foot, the inclusion of the little blurb, ‘Some hinted that attacks against Israeli or American targets could still be acceptable’, simply reaffirms the Palestinians’ penchant for violence. Again, I do hope the people behind the Social Justice ‘Teach-In’ at Marquette University this weekend get a chance to read this.

Veterans Day Desecration

I would hope, though for certain individuals I would not bother to hold my breath, David Guillory among them, that those on the left here at Marquette University or in other college campuses across the state of Wisconsin are not so opposed to the United States military and the tremendous sacrifices they make in the name of freedom and democracy as to stoop as low as CodePink is set to do this Veterans Day weekend.

Who Is Lying About Iraq?

A wonderfully brilliant article written by Norman Podhoretz in which he sets about exposing the lies concocted by the left in their opposition to the war in Iraq and its connection to the ‘Scooter’ Libby indictment. I do hope that the people from the Social Justice ‘Teach-In’ this weekend are able to read this.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

McGee Alleges Racism in Arrest

This is far from what I consider humorous; this is just downright pathetic, even by McGee’s standards which are pretty low to begin with. On the evening of November 8th, 2005, Milwaukee’s own alderman, Michael McGee Jr. (a correction from what appears in the Milwaukee* Journal Sentinel), was arrested for disorderly conduct and has since thrown the race card at the Wauwatosa Police for his arrest.

You can read the two separate accounts of the incident – one from Michael McGee Jr. himself and the other from the Wauwatosa Police Department.

And here are my thoughts on this …

If you realize the store is closed, why would you remain in the parking lot for an extended period of time with your lights on and your engine running? Wouldn’t you call up your friend on your cell-phone (McGee in his statement does not indicate whether he has a cell-phone or not but if the alderman of Milwaukee doesn’t have a cell-phone with him then no one else does) and tell them to meet you somewhere else? Scratch that, why are you meeting in the parking lot of a Blockbuster to begin with if you are simply giving a friend a DVD about non-violence? Why not travel to that person’s house and hand-deliver it to them yourself? Why the extra effort? What does he have to hide? Pulling a Ryan Alexander, I don’t mean to suggest that the alderman has anything to hide in this regard but it does seem a tad suspicious if you look at it properly.

After he was requested to vacate the parking lot, McGee states in his press release that he was immediately pulled over by the Wauwatosa Police Department. What he fails to include in his statement is the event which took place between the request of the police to leave the parking lot and his vehicle being pulled over by the police. After the police officer requested that he leave the Blockbuster parking lot, McGee proceeded to step out of his vehicle, stand in front of the store window, and shout, “F—k you! F—k you for calling the police on me!” Hence the “disorderly conduct” charge against McGee.

McGee argues that it was ‘ridiculous’ for them to give him a ticket because what he was doing what not illegal (this is him talking, not me) and he was merely exercising his first amendment right to defend himself (as if he were being attacked to begin with) and tell the store clerks they shouldn’t be allowed to call the police simply because someone looks ‘suspicious’.

He is wrong in this regard on both accounts. The parking lot of the Blockbuster is considered private property and as much as McGee would care to argue that he has his first amendment right to say what he wants when he wants, the owners of the Blockbuster store are entirely justified in calling the police to report an incident which occurred on their primacies. And secondly, McGee’s “F—k you, F—k you” seems more like aggression to me then defensive language, don’t you think so? More importantly in McGee’s statement is the little blurb which demonstrates that he believes store owners do not have the right in calling the police to report ‘suspicious’ activity outside their store. This is our alderman talking here! What does he expect them to do, simply stand there and wait for it to hopefully go away on its own? As citizens of Milwaukee, does this not make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Does it make you feel safer knowing that our political official does not believe we have the right to defend ourselves? I know I do!

He then claims that he was struck on the face by a police officer after he was pulled over and cited for disorderly conduct. Who wants to bet five dollars that what he failed to include in his little press statement is that he put up a struggle when the police pulled him from his vehicle (which they do in such instances in order to prevent any suspected offenders from pulling a gun on them) and the police were given no choice in using excessive force to place him in the back of the police vehicle?

In closing, isn’t it amazing (tremendous sarcasm intended) to see how McGee twists this incident of disorderly conduct (or an incompetent buffoon not thinking and shooting his mouth off when he could have simply left the parking lot and delivered the ‘DVD’ to his friend at his house without incident) into an all-out race riot?

This is why the black community (and not just in Milwaukee) continue to be underrepresented in this country because they continue to believe the lie (the philosophy of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Staling was ‘if you tell a lie long enough, it becomes truth’, something Michael Moore and his fellow Hollywood liberals have taken to heart) and elect black officials who continue to blame the ‘white man’ for everything that happens to them.

Viewpoint - Democrat Witch Hunt Comes Up Short

Congratulations Democrats! You have been successful in your exhaustion of twenty-two months of the American public’s time in pursuit of the source of this supposed CIA-leak case, poured thousands, if not millions, of dollars into this investigation, and tied up numerous governmental officials from fulfilling their respected electoral duties, but you did it!

So what pray tell do the Democrats have to show for all their hard work and dedication (as if mudslinging were strenuous to them)? Karl Rove’s head on a silver platter on display in the Capitol rotunda? Or, better yet, sufficient leverage in which to pursue the impeachment of President George W. Bush on the basis of criminal wrongdoing? Not exactly. What all the efforts of Joseph Wilson and his band of anti-Dubya congressional cronies put into their smear campaign was the indictment of the chief of staff of the vice-president of the United States on a charge which has no association whatsoever with the supposed criminal act they attempted to portray the administration as partaking in.

In the words of the late-Marquette alum Chris Farley, “Well, whoop-dee-freakin’-doo!”

Then again, I suppose this is more then sufficient evidence to collaborate their claims that the Bush Administration is nothing more then a bunch of crooks, although the term ‘bunch’ is usually associated with more then one person.

I can guarantee you that within a few years time a majority of Americans will not recall what ‘Scooter’ Libby was indicted for to begin with, let alone know who he is. I would even go so far as to wage a bet that there are few within the student body of Marquette that are aware of the facts in this case.

Regardless of the way in which the biased media has portrayed Valerie Plame, she was never an undercover CIA agent. For Pete’s sake, she lived publicly in northern Virginia with her husband, Joseph Wilson, for years now! Wilson, Sen. Kerry’s former foreign policy adviser, accused Bush of purposely leaking his wife’s identity to get back at him after he vilified the administration for lying about ‘yellow cakes’ from Niger destined for Iraq.

Wilson whose moral character share more then a few striking similarities with Michael Moore and his cult following of Kool-Aid drinkers can best be described as a pompous, self-centered hack who views himself as a martyr for an unjustifiable cause. He was widely discredited by the Senate Intelligence Committee in July 2004. In fact reports indicated that Iraq sought to expand trade with Niger which would have given credibility to the administration’s argument.

‘Scooter’ Libby did the right thing in resigning this past Friday. If he is found guilty of having lied under oath, which at this point seems unlikely, then he should be charged with perjury and serve time in jail. Unlike the Democrats, I, as well as I may hope my fellow Republicans, choose not to play favorites and mitigate his actions on the pretext that “everyone” lies about politics. From the standpoint of the Democrats this would just be like sex, right? If this is the worst criminal act the Democrats can associate President Bush with then they are in a lot more trouble then even I first imagined.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Tribune Could Better Serve Readership

While I generally agreed with Red State University’s Mike Sever’s Viewpoint article in yesterday’s edition of The Marquette Tribune, there were some matters which I had to contend with. Personally I have not had a problem with having my editorials being published in the Tribune. To be honest this is one of the few areas that I have praised them on. I am sure this is not the case with everyone, as Sever points out, but from my perspective this has not been issue. However, what has been an issue, which Sever, whether due to space restriction or whatever, does not bring up in his article is how the word limit for these editorials has increased from 700 words last year to 550 words this year. This is where his point about the staff editorials plays in. If a majority, if not all, of the editorial board of the Tribune have their own columns, what need is there to publish staff editorials? This seems like a dire waste of space which could be better utilized toward student opinions and comments. And while on that subject, I agree co-heartedly with Sever that the student body of Marquette University needs to step it up a notch when it comes to ‘insightful’ student commentary. These discussions of Rec Center etiquette are pointless and downright embarrassing for those of us who actually put time and effort into expressing a message in their articles in the hope of touching base with a percentage of the student body on campus. If you want to rant on how ‘Deathcab for Cutie’ is selling out then save it for the Rec Center. Oh, wait … oh, never mind.

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Grazing with the Elephants on November 7th, 2005

The following are pictures that were taken at the 'Grazing with the Elephants' event on Monday, November 7th, 2005, at the Country Springs Hotel:

Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitzgerald

Jack Perry

J.B. Van Hollen - Nominee for Attorney General of Wisconsin

Recently elected Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas

Milwaukee County Executive (and future governor of Wisconsin) Scott Walker

Scott Walker making a speech at the event

Mark Green's wife speaking on his behalf at the event (there was an assembly vote in Madison that evening, so he could not attend the event himself)

Jessica McBride speaking for her husband, Paul Bucher, at the event

J.B. Van Hollen speaking at the event

I just loved this shot of J.B. Van Hollen

State Representative Jean Hundertmark who is running (unopposed amazingly) for Lt. Governor of Wisconsin

Former-Lt. Governor of Wisconsin, Margaret Farrow