Tuesday, January 31, 2006

ABC Cancels Commander-in-Chief

Source: The Hollywood Blacklist

ABC has pulled the ‘Hilary in 2008’ campaign promotional program, Commander-in-Chief, from their line-up. Executives at the network assure liberals … I mean, fans that this happens all the time and is no indication that the political drama is being cancelled. However, whenever this sort of thing happens, it is usually a sure sign that the show is on the rocks.

Why Mommy is a Democrat

Man, the Democrats have stooped to a new low. And you though they couldn’t sink any lower. Boy, were you wrong!

Hat Tip: The Drunk Report, Right Wing News

Samuel Alito Confirmed to the Supreme Court

58-42 – Take that Feingold, Kerry, and Kennedy!!

Peaceful Nuclear Armament

Since when has nuclear armament ever led to peace? Has everyone forgotten the Cold War already or have some just chosen to ignore it?

Hamas Victory is Not a Surprise to Some Madisonians


"Hamas will act in a democratic way and focus on social and political activities - state-building activities, rather than just focusing on violent resistance," he said. "That doesn't mean it will take violent resistance off the table as an option. But it will have a moderating influence on them in this regard."
I believe this is referred to as a double-standard.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Cindy Sheehan for Senate ... No, Really

Who can honestly say that they are surprised to see this?

For immediate release: Friday, January 27, 2006

Contacts: Jodie Evans, (310) 621-5635 (in Venezula and US) Medea Benjamin, (58 416) 208-0134; (415) 235-6517

Cindy Sheehan to Dianne Feinstein: Fillibuster Alito or I’ll Challenge Your Senate Seat

Caracas, Venezuela - Gold star mother Cindy Sheehan has decided to run against California Senator Diane Feinstein if Feinstein does not filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. While in Venezuela attending the World Social Forum, Sheehan learned that several Democratic Senators had announced their plans for a filibuster but that Senator Feinstein, who’s up for re-election in November, had stated she would vote against the nomination but not filibuster it. “I’m appalled that Diane Feinstein wouldn’t recognize how dangerous Alito’s nomination is to upholding the values of our constitution and restricting the usurpation of presidential powers, for which I’ve already paid the ultimate price,” Sheehan said.

Sheehan is the grieving military mother whose vigil outside President Bush’s ranch in Crawford last summer focused the nation’s attention on the human cost of the Iraq war. Her son Casey was killed in Iraq in April 2004.

Judge Alito has an extensive paper trail documenting the right-wing political agenda that he has actively advanced, not only as a high-ranking official in the Reagan Administration, but also as a judge. He has publicly supported the “Unitary Executive” theory, a radical notion that the President holds exclusive and inherent authority to execute all federal law. He has supported efforts to curtail privacy rights, including not only privacy from government surveillance and arbitrary arrest, but also other constitutional rights based on privacy, such as reproductive liberty for women. Alito has outspokenly sought to restrict Congress’ power, limiting the scope of the Commerce Clause of Article I of the Constitution. In addition, he has consistently applied his discretion as a judge in favor of certain interests and against others. He rarely votes against big business, police or prosecutors.

Sheehan is available for interviews from Venezuela through the contact people listed above. She returns to the United States on Monday morning and will travel to Washington, DC on Tuesday to participate in an alternative State of the Union event.
It may surprise very well all of you to know that I fully support Cindy Sheehan in her endeavor. Why exactly? Because, like Michael Moore and Al Gore before her, she is a plagued upon the left, everything she touches turns to sh*t. This move can only serve to help bolster Republicans in California, not hurt them.

Hamas Will Refrain From Terror Attacks

Mofaz also said that in the short term, he thinks Hamas will refrain from terror attacks.
And yet they have recruited militants into their army. Yeah, sounds like they’re following through on that promise.

Dean Under Fire: Nearly All Cash Spent

So, Dean, where’d all the money go? Since Dean is a Democrat after all, this can’t be defined as a ‘scandal’, merely an accounting snafu.

Researcher: Pollution Limits Sun in China

But, according to the great-and-powerful Gore, we should commit to the Kyoto Treaty because the United States is still a bigger threat to the environment then China. Right!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Kerry Will Try Alito Filibuster

It didn’t work out too well for Senator Feingold, but, hey, Kerry will fight on valiantly, or ignorantly, nonetheless so that he may regain the spot-light for his now second pathetic attempt at the executive office in the 2008 presidential campaign.

City's Wireless Deal is a Joke

Note the word ‘looks’. However, what the Tribune has not reported is that looks can be deceiving. It is no different in the case of the wire-less internet deal inked for the city of Milwaukee. Throughout the course seven months as this discussion went on, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Tribune, and the Journal Sentinel have continually been duped – or have duped the public – in believing the deal with Midwest Fiber Networks will benefit everyone. It won’t. First off, not everyone owns a laptop. More importantly, not everyone can afford to purchase a laptop computer. And if the supposed ‘poor’ who they believe will benefit the most from this deal can afford to own a laptop computer, even a previously used one, they aren’t exactly what I would consider to be ‘poor’. Secondly, while this deal will guarantee a signal, it will not provide an actual connection to the internet. As I have noted previously, those who plan to take advantage of this wireless offer will still have to shell out at least twenty dollars a month in obtaining an internet connection through separate internet providers. And lastly, this deal goes against everything the free-market stands for. Instead of shopping around and determining the best offer for the city of Milwaukee, Barrett, being the exquisite consumer he is (sarcasm intended), chose to go with the first and only bid which came to his desk, not bothering to see what other companies had to offer which would reduce the cost to the public. Were you aware that the wireless deal for the city of San Francisco, provided by Google, would have included both the signal and the connection free of charge? Don’t you think at least one company would have done the exact same thing for the city of Milwaukee? Barrett didn’t think so. Neither have the Tribune or the Journal Sentinel apparently. So, might as well live with it, right?

MPS Advertisement is a Sign of Desperation

I have to admit that I took particular delight in watching an advertisement for the Milwaukee Public School system play during half-time of the Marquette/DePaul basketball game last evening. In light of the ever-increasing demand for school choice vouchers, MPS realizes that if someone like Scott Walker or Mark Green were to be elected the governor of Wisconsin, they’d be on the ropes. This advertisement, not a new one by any means but one which certainly has been seen more repeatedly on the airwaves as of late, is a clear sign of desperation on the part of the evil teachers union.

There is No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

It is times like this that I wish more people would take the time to learn the basic fundamentals of the free-market system. I am reading ‘The Economics of Public Issues’ for my American Public Policy course with Professor McAdams and several times it has mentioned within a short span of a few pages that everything entails a cost, no matter what the benefits. It cites specific examples involving prescription drugs and how regulations by the FDA may have cost more lives then they claim to be saving by so slowly approving new prescription drugs. I complained about this very thing at the beginning of the school year in regards to my professor who taught Biology for Non-Science Majors. Thought I would just point that out.

Alright, back to work.

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?!

I fully realize it is still a ways off but I just want to say that I am not the least bit enthused about this year’s Super Bowl match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This may be due to the teams themselves who are not the least bit interesting. Seattle, for example, is unquestionably the best team in the NFC this year and yet with the exception of sports enthusiasts you would automatically come to this analysis since so little buzz has been generated for them over the course of the season. It may in fact be due to my inequitably hatred of Matt Hasselback (as a Packers fan I am never going to get over that playoff game in which he so arrogantly exclaimed, “We’re going to get the ball and we’re going to win” at the beginning of overtime only be picked off soon after). Or more simply it may due to the fact that this year’s Super Bowl is being held in, of all the scum holes on the face of this planet, Detroit, Michigan. Why in God’s name was Detroit even a consideration? When you think of the Super Bowl, does a place like Detroit come to mind? Hell no! It is places like New Orleans (which would have certainly been out of the question this year), Orlando, San Diego, or more exotic locations that fit the bill, not cold, desolate, and ugly blots on the map like Detroit. There is a sports columnist who is defending the city of Detroit saying that its ‘hellhole’ image is exaggerated. I don’t know. Having just been ranked as the second most dangerous city in the United States, the term ‘hellhole’ may be a bit lenient to describe the city of Detroit.

That's just my two cents.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

West Poses As Jesus for Rolling Stone

Source: The Hollywood Blacklist

Alright, this is totally absurd.

It is one thing for Howard Stern to pull this stunt (although I entirely disagree with his assessment, he did receive a lot of unnecessary crap from critics) but this is going way too far. It is completely unfounded for Kayne West, the so-called ‘rapper extraordinaire’ whose sole claim to fame has been his ‘Bush Hates Black People’ comment during a Hurricane Katrina relief effort on national television, to compare his ‘plight’ to The Passion of the Christ.

Varsity Theatre Selections This Semester Not Worth Squabbling Over

While I was absent over the weekend (it was fantastic to say the least, although accommodations were less then satisfactory), Justin Phillips, an individual I am unfamiliar with personally, at GOP3.com has commented on a list of motion pictures MUSG is considering for release at the Varsity Theatre this semester. Though I agree with his assessment of North Country (as much as femi-nazi propagandist piece as this is I am surprised it has not received more award consideration – shows that the only roles Hollywood will recognize for actresses are those in which they play whores) and Brokeback Mountain (the gay-cowboy movie), I disagree with his comments concerning Hotel Rwanda and Jarhead. I have not seen either one of these films but have wanted to for some time. I agree that there exists no focal point in Hotel Rwanda on how Clinton failed to do anything about the genocidal act, but I don’t see it as a commentary on the Bush Administration. Suggesting it is a slap at the Bush Administration is stretching it a bit. And Jarhead from what I have heard is not as anti-Iraq war as it may appear. This of course is coming from my roommate. He and I have a different interpretation of Steven Spielberg’s Munich, so it may be one of those situations again. I don’t however see this as an attack on the military. Although I do find it suspicious that Universal Pictures chose this project at a time when the United States military is currently stationed in Iraq when the book itself has been in circulation for the past decade, this just goes to show the hypocrisy of Hollywood. They delight in criticizing the government for profiting off the blood of innocents in the midst of war when they themselves chose projects like Flight 93 and World Trade Center which exploit September 11th for profit, not memorializing the event.

Again, I have not seen any of the films he mentions (surprisingly, my roommate has seen more films on this list then me – and being the movie enthusiast I am I can not let that stand), but I do look forward to viewing some of these. If anything, Jarhead, at most.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

March for Life in Washington DC

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, the Office of Homeland Security will be on brief hiatus for the next few days as I travel to Washington DC for the March for Life. I will be absent from Friday, January 20th, (I am missing the MU vs. ND game which is killing me) to Tuesday, January 24th, 2006. In the days after that I will attempt to catch up with homework and everything, but I should be back to regular posting in no time. I just got a new camera, so I’ll have plenty of photos upon my return.

2005 'Spike' List

Read about the ten most underreported news stories of 2005. If you didn’t hate the left-wing media by now, you will after this.

5. The truth about Terri Schiavo and her death. Major media organizations painted the pitched battle over the life of Terri Schiavo as a clear-cut debate between pro-life and right-to-die advocates, bankrolled by big money activist organizations on both sides. But the case of the 41-year-old brain-injured Florida woman was anything but clear cut.

Among the doubts was whether the removal of her feeding tube on March 18, which amounted to slow death by dehydration and starvation, reflected her wishes and whether she was in a "persistent vegetative state" as claimed by her husband.

Disputing the findings of the county medical examiner, a neurosurgeon who examined Schiavo before her death says the autopsy report confirms she was aware of what was going on around her.

Dr. William Hammesfahr, known as a pioneer in approaches to helping the brain injured, said to ignore the facts would "allow future Terri Schiavos to die needlessly."

"The record must be set straight," he said. "As we noted in the press, there was no heart attack, or evident reason for this to have happened (and certainly not of Terri's making). Unlike the constant drumbeat from the husband, his attorneys, and his doctors, the brain tissue was not dissolved, with a head of just spinal fluid. In fact, large areas were 'relatively preserved.'"

9. Islam's impact on French riots. The mainstream media downplayed the Islamic connection to unrest in France that began Oct. 27 with thousands of mostly French Muslims in impoverished Paris suburbs engaging in violent clashes with police as they torched cars and buildings. After 20 nights, officials gave a count of 8,973 vehicles burned, 2,888 arrests and 126 officers injured.

Analysts pointed to many factors behind the riots – including poverty, France's immigration and integration policies and French attitudes toward minorities. But some, including frequent Fox News contributor Daniel Pipes, saw a connection to the Islamist goal of gaining a foothold in Europe in its global jihad.

However, even Fox News was accused of altering its coverage to accommodate politically correct thinking. A Saudi prince who owns shares of the network claimed he persuaded Fox News chief Rupert Murdoch to change a screen banner during a broadcast that identified the unrest as "Muslim riots."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Another Eugene Jarecki Interview

Any filmmaker who tells you that he's giving you just the facts, it would be hard to understand how that filmmaker gets up in the morning to do what they do. We all do subjective work, as human beings, starting with what we eat for breakfast. As a filmmaking style, my approach is to put my subject through a kind of rigor. Arguments I've heard from the usual suspects, that all too often seem just like sound bites than real thoughts, I tend to run over the coals, and I don't let them just hang in the air. I hope that competing viewpoints in the film create a situation where the medium is the message. I've been changed immeasurably by experiences I had making the film, and you start out a very different filmmaker than you end up, if you're doing any good at all. If you end up where you started out, you probably failed on some very fundamental level.
So, where is the counterpoint? If Jarecki admits his own opinions in terms of politics tend to lean left of the political center, who on the right side of the spectrum is there to counter his own thoughts in the documentary? Senator John McCain? Any Republican can tell you that in spite of his heroic efforts in the armed forces during the Vietnam War, he is a RINO and a true representation of the Republican Party. If he is the only one then ‘Why We Fight’ is hardly an objective film.

The public is becoming deeply disillusioned by a sense that the country has drifted very far from our hopes and ideals, and I think Americans are gradually coming to a deeper sense that something about our priorities is out of whack. We're very much stuck in the mud as a society right now, and it's not good mud. The possibility for change is crucial to all of us. What's happening is that the documentary is being looked to increasingly to fill a void left by a collapse of public trust in mainstream journalism. Journalists feel far too influenced by the link between their job security and what they report. The benefit of a documentary maker is that I don't have a job, so I can't lose my job. People have an appetite for truth, and that's more interesting than fiction, and in this point in human history, it may be far more necessary than fiction.
No, the only people who are ‘disillusioned’ with America are the people who lost the presidential election in 2000 and 2004 and the mid-term election in 2002. If ‘Michael Moore Hates America’ proved anything, the people who truly make America what it is, legal immigrants, embody the values and principles this country stands for and believe in them more then ever.

Every documentary maker walking the planet at one point or another gets asked the question about Michael Moore, and I think we all ask ourselves about Michael Moore, because he's a lighting rod in his own way. Michael Moore's voice is clearly one that, whatever you want to say about it, it has inspired young people to think that thinking about politics is not only hip, but sort of vital and urgent, and whatever one thinks of the content or the style of his films, he's to be commended for that.
However, sparking public debate is not Michael Moore’s point. He harps his anti-American agenda, shoves it down the throats of his audience, and accuses anyone who disagrees with him of being part of George W. Bush’s vast right-wing conspiracy. This is not something I believe he should be commended for in the least.

The only consistent answer to 'why we fight' is that what is true of all the wars: there is a terrible and tragic gap between what the public is told and what turns out later to be truly going on behind closed doors. We are never really fighting for the reason we were told at the beginning, and we find ourselves all too often deep in the quicksand of war, scratching our hands wondering how did we get here again? I wanted the audience to be able to leave the theatre and feel that they had heard a very complete discourse and not heard just one part of the story or had one agenda forced down their throats.
Really, Mr. Jarecki? What about the American Revolutionary War? Or World War I and II? Hell, how about the Vietnam War? Was there any question that we were battling the threat of Communism is Southeast Asia? No, so where does he get the idea that there is a gap between what the public is told and what the government really knows in regards to wars? Oh, Afghanistan and Iraq, of course. Silly me!

Oregon Law May Pave Way for More States

Nothing is worth opening a bottle of champagne other then hearing the news that you can kill yourself.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Nagin: New Orleans will be a "Chocolate" City Again

First he was a civil rights advocate (or lack thereof) and now it appears as though he is a prophet sent from God … or so he claims.

"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.

"Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."

Nagin also promised that New Orleans will be a "chocolate" city again. Many of the city's black neighborhoods were heavily damaged by Katrina.

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans — the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

Mexican Military Crosses into America 216 Times During Past 9 Years'

Under any other circumstance this would be considered an open act of war. However, this is Mexico – Borders?! We don’t need no stinkin’ borders!

Is it any wonder why the United States, not the Mexican government, is taking such an active role in securing the border between the two nations? If the Mexican military does not recognize it, why would it citizenry?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Family Guy Takes on the FCC

Issues like this are always funnier when put to song.

Eugene Jarecki is Moore-lite

Both GOP3.com and Professor John McAdam’s The Marquette Warrior have expressed feelings of concern and dismay over Marquette University Student Government’s recent announcement, this has actually been in the works for quite some time now but they made the formal announcement just a few days ago, that filmmaker Eugene Jarecki would be the next major speaker to visit campus.For those of you who are unaware of who Eugene Jarecki is, his new ‘documentary’, Why We Fight, released by Sony Classics, claims to be a bi-partisan picture which asks the questions, “Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life?” I’ll assume you can guess where this is going, can’t you? Right – Bush, Iraq, Oil, and Greed.

This however is not surprising coming from Sony Classics, an independent film studio which also released the Academy Award-winning ‘documentary’ The Fog of War, directed by Errol Morris. The evening he accepted his award for Best Documentary was one year after the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 had begun. In his acceptance speech he said, “Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here!”So with that in mind, let me start off by saying that I am not surprised by this announcement, or the discovery by Professor McAdams for that matter. Quite frankly any film which wins awards from film festivals like Sundance and garners critical praise from liberal-biased newspapers can’t be conservative.

An interview with the BBC gives us a more clear insight into what filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is attempting to get across to his audience with Why We Fight
"It really followed on from the experience we had making The Trials of Henry Kissinger. That film came out in about 130 U.S. cities, and in every one I met with audiences and talked about the film. I thought I had made a film about US foreign policy but the audiences seemed to be most interested in talking about Henry Kissinger the man. To me, that felt politically impotent because the forces that are driving American foreign policy are so much larger than any one man. With the next film I wanted to go further - I didn't want to stop at an easy villain or a simple scapegoat. I wanted to have a much more holistic approach that really took on the whole system."
Without skipping a beat Jarecki admits to having an agenda with his film.Jarecki goes on in the interview to discuss how the film focuses on two particular individuals, Wilton Sekzer (a former New York cop who lost his son on September 11th) and Anh Duong (a Vietnamese-born munitions expert) ...
“If a viewer can see a man on screen, like Wilton, who after losing his son in 9/11, comes to understand that the extraordinary patriotism and downright hawkishness of his youth was misguided, and turns in another direction, that's the kind of learning I think everyone should seek. It inspires one to remember that there is the prospect for change”

“Anh Duong on the other side is someone, who having been a refugee from Vietnam, becomes one of the leading bomb makers in the United States. Her path from victim of war to someone engaged in the implementation of war is extraordinary”
In summation, the American war machine turns victims into tools of war and in reverse can cause former-hawks to reexamine their patriotism and their sense of loyalty to their country. Yep, sounds unbiased to me!

However in an interview with CTV in Canada, he is a bit more open about his opinions of the Bush Administration and the war in Iraq …

“There's a growing sense among people that the wars we fight seem to be driven more by profit than by principle. And it's that very shift in the public psyche and in our perception of our own role in the world

And it tries to ask it in a lot of directions all across the political spectrum in America and up and down in the society. And what we found at all levels was that there is a degree to which we are all asking ourselves "how did we get here?" Not just in regard to the Iraq war, but more broadly as a society how we went from the dreams and aspirations of World War II, which were very much the aspirations of a republic, to the realities of an empire -- and the costs of empire as we see in the Iraq war and elsewhere

We have a systemic problem -- a kind of a sickness at the heart of the American republic itself. And I wanted to get at the roots of that.

The reason I don't look to blame any single public figure right now for the situation in which we find ourselves is that to do so would be to have institutional amnesia. It would be to forget the past and to forget the path by which we got to a place where a George Bush is possible, a Bush administration is possible, a war in Iraq. So senseless and so at odds with international norms of decency and collaboration among nations is possible. So, in order to understand the roots of that you're only looking at a symptom if you focus on one particular administration or another, one leader or another.

If you were to decide that George Bush is problematic and get rid of him I assure you somebody will take his place upon whom the same forces are exerting pressure.

I think because the Iraq war came very much out of the minds of those in power in Washington, it was an event that they were in control of, they had the power to spin it. I think Hurricane Katrina hit the administration like hurricane hits. And they didn't have the power to spin. For that reason they weren't ahead of the game, and for that reason they found themselves on the receiving end of questions they hadn't scripted”
The communists on campus should have a certifiable field day with this guy.

One blogger compared Why We Fight to last year’s anti-corporate America ‘documentary’ The Corporation and Super-Size Me. I found this interesting because The Corporation co-stars Michael Moore and Super-Size Me was, ironically, highly endorsed by Michael Moore.

I have to agree to the observation that Eugene Jarecki and his anti-war ‘documentary’ are nothing more then Michael Moore with a shave and a shower.

Professor McAdams points out that all of the speakers which have been chosen by MUSG this year (and last year) were selected from Keppler Speakers. While going through the list of speakers they had to offer, I was not surprised to come upon liberal radio propagandist Al Franken. In some small way (minuscule really) I should be proud of MUSG for resisting their inherent liberal urges to snatch him up on the spot but, then again, if they are trying to play the ‘balance’ card here, it would be too obvious a sign that they were full of bull-shit. They are still full of bull-shit, but you have to put in a little effort, not much but a little, to find that out.

Mike McCarthy Named Green Bay Packers' Head Coach

I just don’t know what to say about the selection of Mike McCarthy as the Green Bay Packers’ head coach this past Thursday. I agree with Brian Collar at GOP3.com when I say I am not the least bit comfortable with the fact that he is coming from the San Francisco 49ers who have had as much problems as we have this year, if not worse.

I’m not sure it matter all that much who coaches the team now. I say Favre will retire and then the team is officially screwed unless by some miracle they select someone from the draft with as much talent as he had, which I think is highly unlikely.

Vampire Seeks Job as Minnesota Governor

Alright, it’s not the side-show event the recall election in California was, but it’s getting there.

And were any of you aware that there was a Vampyres, Witches and Pagans Party in the state of Minnesota? I sure as Hell (no pun intended) didn’t and I learned something today thanks to this article. I’ll just store that away somewhere in my subconscious.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Politics in Film - Munich

The Office of Homeland Security – MU Division welcomes you, our esteemed guests, to the third edition of our brand new topic series, politics in film, which offers comprehensive critiques of past and present motion pictures that deal with a wide variety of political issues.

Three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg truly took a turn for the worst with his partisan driven Oscar-bait picture, Munich. Thanks in part to screen-writer Thomas Kushner, the gay self-loathing Jew who also penned Angels in America, Spielberg argues that Munich was a ‘response to a response’ and by going after the terrorists behind the Munich massacre, or for that matter any terrorist activity, we are only fueling the cycle of violence and creating even worse terrorists. Where have I heard this before? Oh, right – the radical left in this country in regards to US military intervention in Iraq and, to a lesser extent, Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the facts and the logic in Steven Spielberg’s Munich do not add up.

Demand Kohl and Feingold End Partisan Attacks and Confirm Alito

Write your personal message to Senators asking them to reject far-left attacks against Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and reminding them to vote for his confirmation.

Senator Russell D. Feingold: 202-224-5323

Senator Herb Kohl: 202-224-5653

Dems a Day Late and a Dollar Short on Voter Fraud Allegations

Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin

Rick Graber Statement Re: Special Prosecutor's Decision that Democrats were Wrong on Voter Fraud Allegations in 33rd District Assembly race:

"While it's good to see that state Democrats are finally focusing on weeding out voter fraud, it turns out they are a day late and a dollar short. It is unfortunate they chose to turn the serious issue of voter fraud into a purely political stunt. As it turned out, their baseless allegations against Republican candidate Scott Newcomer backfired on them. As they are surely aware by now, the special prosecutor who was appointed to handle their complaint determined that Newcomer followed appropriate procedures in voting from his Delafield address and "did not violate Section 12.13 (1) of the Wisconsin Statutes." The Dems may want to look before they leap next time and be more diligent in getting their facts straight. The voters of Wisconsin deserve better."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Revenge of the Hutt

Democrats and hypocrisy – don’t they just make perfect bed fellows? Round three of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearing today consisted of Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee berating Alito for his membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. It was a politically conservative group of former Princeton University students who from 1972 until 1986 protested the university’s decision to prohibit recruitment by the ROTC after the ROTC building had been burnt down by anti-war radicals and opposed affirmative action.

The Associated Press in their coverage of the hearings stated that the political organization Concerned Alumni of Princeton was controversial because it was a “conservative organization that opposed the admission of women and minorities at Princeton University”. Not surprisingly the Associated Press got its facts wrong.

Wikipedia explains the real reason why the Democrats view this alumni organization as so controversial …

“Because CAP's politics were very different from the university in which it existed, its existence and rhetoric had several sometimes contradictory interpretations. For example, many people suggest that one of its central precepts was opposition to coeducation (i.e. opposition to Princeton admitting women) and that the group in its early years regarded itself as a defender of an all male, explicitly Christian Princeton. Others reject that characterization”

In short – they accused Alito of being sexist and a bigot. After three days of non-stop character assassination, is it any wonder that Alito’s wife left the hearing in tears?

Lest we forget, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd was not only a member of the Klu Klux Klan but also held the titles of Kleagle (klan recruiter) and Exalted Cyclops. This of course was before he decided to use his racist background for his own political gain.

In 1945, Byrd wrote a letter to a friend commenting on the issue of the United States racially integrating the military:

“with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds”
In 1946, three years after having claimed he broke ties with the organization, Byrd in another letter had this to say …

“The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia" and "in every state in the Union.”
And in an interview with Fox News in 2001, Senator Byrd had this to say …

“There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I'm going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much”
And Senator Jubba the Hutt … I mean, Ted Kennedy who like with ‘Osama Obama’ could not get Alito’s name right (man, this guy seriously needs to lay off the sauce before 5pm – going cold turkey is an impossibility in the Kennedy household) also lauded Alito’s membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, this despite a Washington Times’ report which indicates that Senator Kennedy while attending Harvard University belong to an all-male social club, the Owl.

A spokewoman for Kennedy tried to spin the report, saying …

"No one can question Senator Kennedy's commitment to equality, justice and civil rights. What he was part of was a social club, not a radical group pushing a radical agenda"
It’s only radical because it is conservative. And the Democrats should not be dishing it out if they themselves can not handle the criticism for the exact same thing.

Judge: Don't Count Fetus for Carpool Quota

God knows (or in this instance Satan) fetuses are not human beings … at least not yet. Hell, the DNA material in that womb could produce a monkey or a dog for all we know. It is the remotest of possibilities but it is still a possibility.

Iran Unseals Nuclear Enrichment Facility

IAEA chief and noble peace prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei said in response, “I am running out of patience”.

Ooohh! I can not speak for everyone else but that sounds a bit too aggressive to me. Is the IAEA looking to pick a fight or something?

What would Hans Blix do?

“Or else what?”

“Or else we will be very angry with you... and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are”
On second thought, Hans Blix would be even more generous then that. Not surprising really. I mean, it worked for Iraq, didn’t it?

Hamas Launches Television Station in the Gaza Strip

It’s not barbarity … It’s Hamas

Turkey to Free Gunman Who Shot Pope in 1981

This is why the United States of America has to act like it is the world's police force because no else has the damn spine to enforce the justice system like we do.

Friday, January 6, 2006

Media Report Miracle Mine Rescue -- Then Carry the Tragic Truth

The media got wrong … again. I know, what a surprise, right? This is both distress and disturbing all at the same time.

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Lynn Swann Running as a Republican for Governorship of Pennslyvania

Football great Lynn Swann, receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, announced this past Wednesday that he is running as a Republican for the governorship of the state of Pennsylvania. We at the Office of Homeland Security wish him the best of luck in this endeavor. I am curious however to see if the liberal media of Pittsburgh will be as quick to label him with an asterisk as quickly as the Milwaukee* Journal Sentinel was toward Justice Clarence Thomas given that as a Republican he does not represent the interests of the ‘mainstream’ black community.

Flight 93 Trailer Premieres

Source: The Hollywood Blacklist

I am to say the least about it conflicted when it comes to the feature film adaptation of the heroic tragedy of Flight 93, the flight which fought back against the al Qaeda terrorists on September 11th, 2001, and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania destined for Washington DC. I see it as entirely hypocritical of Hollywood as a whole who go around berating the Bush Administration for the war against terrorism and for supposedly making a profit on oil from the blood of innocents when they themselves pump out as many September 11th/Iraq War projects as they possibly can without devoting a single cent of their ill beckon profits toward the families of the victims or charity services. On the other hand however I am proud to see these tragic events back in the limelight to demonstrate to Americans that we must truly ‘never forget’ what happen on that horrible day in 2001 and what we are continuing to fight for today.

This may or may not be the final trailer for the film adaptation of Flight 93 set for release in theatres April 2006. For me it seemed like a teaser trailer with little, if any, actual footage from the film, but we’ll have to wait and see on that one. In any instance, check it out now.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Laptops, Wiffle Ball, and Huskies

I have just experienced one of the greatest moments in my college career at Marquette University. It may appear as though I am exaggerating, but I am not. How many other times am I going to see the Marquette Warriors (no matter what I will never recognize them as the Golden ‘Chickens’) beat the number two team in the country?! And in their Big East conference debut of all games?! I had no expectations (realistic ones mind you) of seeing it happen before my own eyes this evening, but it did.

As you can probably assume, I am deadbeat tired right now. I stood outside the Bradley Center this morning starting at eleven o’clock (with a stuffed-up nose and a bit of a cough), went entirely horse during the game, and I am in complete elation right now with work ahead of me tomorrow from ten until seven in the evening. I want to keep this post as short and as sweet as possible, but we’ll see.

Here’s my first observation – I hate (I know it sounds like such a harsh word to use but being the conservative I am I could no imagine a more appropriate word to describe my sentiments toward this) the tort system in this country. It is because of this that college students can not even enjoy a friendly game of wiffle ball as they wait hours in line for one of the biggest basketball games of the season. If you do not know what wiffle ball is it is sort of like baseball but with a plastic ball, bat, and slightly revised rules. I say this because a few MU Fanatics (a majority of whom had been standing outside the Bradley Center since nine in the morning) were told by Bradley Center security that they were no longer allowed to play wiffle ball outside in esplanade (right across from the US Cellular arena), even though nothing had been said before about it in the year and a half they had been playing it.

The head of Bradley Center security, who initially refused to speak to three of the MU Fanatics who politely requested an explanation, argued that this decision was made because someone might get hit in the head with a wiffle ball. For anyone who has ever handled a wiffle ball, this is ridiculous. My thoughts however were that the Bradley Center was in fear of being sued if one of the students accidentally ran into the street and was hit by a car. Every one of us who were playing wiffle ball realized the consequences and accepted the fact that if any one of us were to be injured it would be own fault.

We did not make a big stink about it (some words were said, but they were amongst ourselves and never aimed at Bradley Center security), but it was a bit of damper waiting in line with nothing to do.

My second observation – can Marquette University get anything right? There was the infamous ‘Gold’ decision, the expulsion of the Dental Student blogger, and now this. The night before a few MU Fanatics (the very same who were told that they would not allowed to play wiffle ball while waiting outside the Bradley Center that same afternoon) created signs (some of which read ‘UConnvicts’ and ‘UConn’s Guards Lead the Nation in Steals’ but nothing more harsh then that) and mock laptops (with a picture of Marcus Williams in an orange jumpsuit on the screen). The students were allowed to bring them into the Bradley Center (in fact quite a few of the security guards got quite a chuckle out of seeing them) but about a few minutes into the game itself, gentlemen from MU Athletics demanded that we turn over those signs and mock laptops with no explanation as to why this was being done.

MU Athletics at this moment has not commented on this incident but I will be contacting them in the morning (either through e-mail or a phone conversation) requesting an official explanation. Whatever the reason may be I will say that it was poorly handled. The gentlemen who told us to hand over the signs and mock laptops nearly ripped them from our hands and gave no explanation as to why this was being done.

Again, words were exchanged but we did not make a big stink out of it. A minute or two after our signs and mock laptops were taken from us, shouts of ‘LAPTOP, LAPTOP, LAPTOP’ were shouted from the student section we were in.

Some Bradley Center security guards who were standing in our student section gave me two explanations – one, someone from another student section threw something onto the court (which does not give them the right to do what they did, at least not in the manner in which it was conducted) or, two, someone believed it to be derogatory. The latter explanation does not stick either. None of the signs or the mock laptops made reference to Williams’ race but instead comment on an event which took place.

This leads me to my third and final observation of the evening – Marcus Williams is got off easy. If you are unaware of what I am referring to here, read up on how Marcus Williams, point-guard for the UConn Huskies, was suspended from playing men’s basketball by the University of Connecticut for the theft of four laptops this past summer.

I took in a few minutes of ESPN’s Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith, a sports commentary program, upon arriving home from the men’s basketball game this evening. It was taped before Marquette and UConn. faced off this evening. Early in the program he heralded Marcus Williams’ return to UConn Huskies’ line-up and wrote the theft of four laptop computers off as a ‘college kid who did something stupid’ and paid he debt to society.

Here’s my quandary – would everyone, including officials at the University of Connecticut, be as quick to write this off if (a) Marcus Williams were white or if (b) Marcus Williams were white and not on an athletics team? My guess would be no, but that’s just me talking.

However, this still perplexes me. What is the state of collegiate ethics that a dental student is expelled for comments he made on a personal blog with no direct reference to any individuals while a point-guard for the number two men’s college basketball team in the country is suspended from play for a few months for the theft of four laptop computers (which, instead of selling them on e-Bay, proceeded to hawk them at local pawn shops)?

Marquette University, University of Connecticut – care to explain this to me?

So much for keeping this short. Oh well. Goooo-Goooo-Gooooo!! Go Marquette, Go-Go-Go!!!

Monday, January 2, 2006

Democrats Working Feverishly to Keep America Dependent on Foreign Oil

Do you recall Senator John Kerry promising in his campaign for president of the United States to make America more energy independent? Boy, how quickly that went flying straight-out the window! Right now the Democrats on Capitol Hill are fighting feverishly to prevent drilling for oil in Alaska. The Democrats are such hypocrites. Yeah, I know, big surprise.