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“Black Vote” – Isn’t that racist?

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

I’ve watched CNN for awhile this morning, and one of the stories they’ve run several times is one about which Democratic candidate would get “the black vote.” 

To me, that seems the epitome of racist assumptions.  As though African-Americans are one block vote?  In essence, the MSM puts black voters into a box, and then assume that they ALL will vote for a Democratic candidate.  African-Americans aren’t given credit for being individuals with individual beliefs and goals.   I don’t hear discussions of the “white vote” or the “native American vote” or the “Muslim American vote.”  The assumption is that if someone is black – he/she is a Democrat.  And furthermore, all blacks will all vote for the same Democratic candidate.

It is surprising to me that the leaders of African-American groups don’t call the news networks on their obvious stereotyping.

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Hanoi Jane, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn Lead War Protest In D.C. today

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

It’s no surprise that “stars” like Jane Fonda, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn were a part of a war protest in Washington today.  It’s their right.  Unfortunately, our soldiers are being endangered, our enemies are becoming bolder and our reputation in the world is being ruined by these short-sighted, self-involved idiots who have no understanding of the concepts of patriotism and loyalty.  So be it. 

One paragraph in the news story puzzled me, though.  Isn’t this a contradiction?

The rally on the Mall unfolded peacefully, although about 300 protesters tried to rush the Capitol, running up the grassy lawn to the front of the building. Police on motorcycles tried to stop them, scuffling with some and barricading entrances.

It “unfolded peacefully” but 300 of them tried to rush the Capitol and ended up scuffling with police who had to barricade entrances.  Doesn’t sound too peaceful to  me.

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Viewers React Positively to Bush’s SOTU Speech

Friday, January 26th, 2007

CNN is reporting that viewers reacted positively to Bush’s State of the Union Speech this past Tuesday evening.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — More than three-quarters of Americans who watched President Bush’s State of the Union address had a positive reaction to it, although the reaction was muted from that in past years, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Forty-one percent of 370 adults who watched the speech said they had a “very positive” reaction to it. Another 37 percent said their response was “somewhat positive.” In 2006, however, the “very positive” number was 48 percent; in 2005, it was 60 percent.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll was conducted by telephone just after the speech. The sampling error is plus or minus 5 percentage points. (Key poll results)

Of those responding, 32 percent identified themselves as Republican, 31 percent as Democrats and 36 percent as independent.

Sixty-seven percent of speech watchers said they believe Bush’s policies will move the country in the right direction, the lowest total of his presidency. In 2006, the number was 68 percent; in 2005, it was 77 percent.

Meanwhile, 53 percent said they believe the speech will lead to more cooperation between Bush and the Democrats who control Congress. Forty-three percent said it will lead to more disagreements.

It’s interesting to me that every single “positive” statement in the report had to be qualified with a comparison to other years.  However, at least it gives those positive statements.  Maybe that’s a step forward for the MSM anyway.

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CNN, the MSM, Media Bias and Jack Cafferty

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Unfortunately I’m stuck watching CNN more often than I’d like because my husband watches it.  The obvious left-wing bias is hard to stomach at times.  They love to spout their opinions as facts.  Last night, I heard something that was hard to believe – even for CNN.

Jack Cafferty (I THINK that’s his name) was giving the results of some poll.  I don’t remember the numbers or what all the categories were, but one phrase stuck with me.

He said (and this is paraphrased – except for the last few words - since I didn’t write it down),  “XX percent of the people polled think we should not send more troops to Iraq TO BE KILLED.”  (emphasis mine).  Not “sent to Iraq” but “sent to Iraq to be killed.”

My guess is that 100% of people polled would say they don’t think any more troops should be sent to Iraq to be killed.  If the question was about sending troops to Iraq to bring stability to a ravaged country, or sending troops to Iraq to honor our commitment, or sending troops to Iraq to stop the terrorism there, then the answer might be different.

I tried to find the poll on the CNN website, but didn’t have any luck. I wonder how much of the wording was from the poll and how much was from Cafferty himself.  What an idiot.

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Nancy Pelosi – It’s All About the Children!

Friday, January 5th, 2007

I love this cartoon  I watched some newsperson interview Pelosi last week, and Pelosi seemed so plastic and smug. Her responses to questions were rote and lackluster.  From my perspective, this cartoon is exactly on the mark.  The idea of being responsible for oneself seems foreign to so many on the left.  They expect the government to do everything for them, and if anything is wrong, they look around to find someone to blame.

More about Pelosi  here and here.

Tiara-Tip to Darleen

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The Left – Swimming in the Kiddie Pool of Shallowness

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

I heard a sermon the other day about how important it is to watch out for people who only swim in the kiddie pool.  The kiddie pool is all one depth – shallow.  There are no gradations of depth.  People can splash around and make a lot of noise that demands attention.  Sometimes people even lie down in the kiddie pool and pretend they’re deep, but the reality is that they’re still in a shallow pool.

My immediate thought was that the sermon illustrated the left perfectly.  The talk is sometimes sophisticated and it certainly SOUNDS intellectual.  However, there is no depth – no long-range thinking about the consequences of their words and actions.  No consideration of the big picture.  Shallow. Shallow. Shallow.

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John Gebhardt – A True Representation of our Armed Forces

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

I posted the above photograph on November 9th – over two weeks ago.  This morning I FINALLY saw mention of this story on FOX news.  Has it been on the other major news networks?  I haven’t seen it.  Perhaps I missed it – probably not.  The MSM isn’t much interested in anything positive. Apparently their goal is to produce as much anti-American drivel as possible. 

Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt should make everyone in America proud of our Armed Services.  He’s home now – been home a couple months – and his wife says she’s not surprised at his actions in Iraq.  He was always able to comfort their own children when they were babies.

What is frustrating to me is that this picture is months old.  We get instant photos and news of anything negative happening in Iraq, but stories such as this – the stories that are truly representative of what our soldiers are doing over there – get little publicity, and the publicity they DO get is old news.

My nephew who is stationed in Baghdad, tells us about children living in trash dumps and looking forward to the treats of candy and other gifts the soldiers give them from the packages they receive from home.  Every single day our soldiers see the results of terrorism, and they’re fighting to save the Iraqui people from the even worse fate should we pack up and leave them to the whims of the terrorists.

I don’t understand how anyone who trashes our troops can live with his/her conscience.  Our troops are decent and hard-working men and women who are dealing with ruthless murderers whose only goal is to deal death and terror to everyone.  The fact of the matter is that the troop-bashers don’t have a conscience.

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If the Democrats REALLY want to be effective in their protests . . .

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

In reading the Cotillion email, I came across reference to this gem from The Nose on Your Face.

Republicans Hint that Self-Immolation Might Be More Effective than Anti-War Hunger Strikes

Immolation15yr_2 With the elections just a few days away, Republicans continue to scoff at anti-war hunger strikes as “rookie stuff” and have quietly suggested that the anti-war movement should elevate their game if they really want results.

“Yeah, the notion of Cindy Sheehan surviving on banana smoothies for a couple days really has us up nights,” said one Bush staffer. “These guys have really got to step it up if they want to be taken seriously. They need to draw on the heritage of their 1960s anti-war predecessors. I’m pretty sure that if the bunch of them set themselves on fire, we’d take notice.”

Self-Immolation has been practiced as a means of protest throughout history, but was most common during the Vietnam War, when several Buddhist monks and American citizens burned themselves to death.

“If Cindy Sheehan, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn and Danny Glover were all simultaneously lit up like torches, we’d probably have the troops home in a couple weeks,” continued the staffer. “I mean, I can’t promise anything– I’m just free-lancing here. But that sort of…demonstration of commitment…might get us to realize the error of our ways. I might be going out on a limb here, but a crispy Barbra Streisand might be worth a roll back of the tax cuts. Hell, I’d marry a gay Hollywood producer and adopt several Pakistani refugees if you set Alec Baldwin ablaze.”

Conservatives have a hilarious sense of humor.

Tiara-tip to Linda at Something . . . and Half of Something

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John Kerry, Al Gore – God Was Sure Watching Out For America in 2000 and 2004

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

When I see and hear what train wrecks the two last Democratic nominees for President have become, it makes me realize yet again that God was indeed watching out for American in the 2000 and 2004 elections.

It has been amusing listening to all the democrats try to explain away what Kerry said.  They’re trying to convince people that he DIDN’T mean what he very clearly said, and that, as a veteran himself, he would never insult our military men and women.  The fact is, though, he did.  Of course his own actions after returning from service showed his lack of respect for the military and for our service personnel.  So his words don’t come as a big surprise – except I thought his “handlers” would have managed him a little better.

This is a man who is supposed to be an accomplished speaker.  There was no botched joke.  Mr. Kerry – from his holier-than-thou-perch – thought he could get away with slamming the military because he was speaking to a bunch of Democrats.  I guess he thought he was safe with his fellow Democratic snobs.

He’s taking the right track now, though.  There is no way that an apology would ever make up for what he said, and who would believe it anyway?  The only thing he’s sorry about is that his remarks caused such a furor.  The only way to fight it is to take the offense and try to make the die-hard democrats believe it was a botched joke – something that apparently isn’t very difficult.  That anyone could fall for that is amazing – but not surprising.  I’ve never seen such lemmings in my life.

Put Kerry with Al “Do as I say, not as I do” Gore with Bill “No morals whatsoever” Clinton, and you have the three stooges – just not as funny as the originals.

Thank God that George Bush is our president.

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Our Soldier Sons – God Watch Over Them

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Beth at Blue Star Chronicles wrote about her soldier son in this post.

I don’t know where my Soldier Son is. The last time I got a message from him he said his unit was pushing to another area. He was vague about where that would be, but I know it’s an area where there is a lot of fighting right now. . . .

It really hit me when I got his orders in the mail. He sent them to me for safe keeping and ‘just in case’. Just in case. That’s what really got me. The ‘just in case’. I tried to read the orders, but they looked like they had been xeroxed way too many times and were barely legible. The part I could read was his name, rank and the statement that he’s deployed in the Global War on Terror. That got me too. . . .

When I hear that the al-islamofascists have put out yet another tape of their disgusting medieval abuses and tortures of U.S. military Soldiers or civilians from anywhere I feel my anger towards them building. When I hear their fascist hate-filled rhetoric I just want to scream. . . .

When I hear the hate-filled ignorant rhetoric of our enemies within who just don’t GET IT, I want to scream even more. These are the worst. They are speaking against their own people, their own country. . . .

The main stream media is the worst. I listen to them put out propaganda AGAINST our own country and it is infuriating. It puts our troops in a much more dangerous position. Appeasement does nothing but prolong suffering and conflict. You can avoid conflict, but it only leads to unavoidable conflict. How they can do that and sleep at night is beyond my understanding.

All the “progressive” rhetoric against the war and against George Bush is killing our soldiers. It is empowering the enemy. Seeing the self-interest, stupidity and political posturing masquerading as patriotism and scholarly intellect turns my stomach.

It was reported recently that a study had been done that determined that the war in Iraq has made terrorism a bigger threat. If the idiot leftwingers could have been non-partisan and truly patriotic long enough to support our country through the hard times rather than turning tail and running when the going got tough, the war would be completely different.

Beth’s soldier son is my soldier nephew. I pray God will watch over each and every soldier and save them from our enemies from without and within.

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