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“Imam Bush”

30 June 2007, 8:49 pm. 6 Comments. Filed under War on Terror.

‘Dhimmification’ on the march

If anyone wants to know why Muslims the world over tell pollsters the United States is at war with Islam, just read President Bush’s speech at the Islamic Center of Washington, especially the part about American-style religious freedom — in the president’s words, “what we wish for the world.”

He began this way: “For those who seek a true understanding of our country, they need look no farther than here.”

No, not the mosque itself, but down the street it occupies. “This Muslim center sits quietly down the road from a synagogue, a Lutheran Church, a Catholic parish, a Greek Orthodox chapel, a Buddhist temple — each with faithful followers who practice their deeply held beliefs and live side by side in peace,” the president explained, standing in his Islamically observant stocking feet before a cool Muslim audience. “This is what freedom offers: societies where people can live and worship as they choose without intimidation, without suspicion, without a knock on the door from the secret police.”

As one who has attended a Bar Mitzvah at that synagogue down the road, I have news for the president: Freedom, American-style, has changed. To enter, I passed an armed guard holding an automatic weapon manning the door. Armed guards like him man many such doors in many such cities. In fact, so common is it for religious worship (mainly, but not exclusively, Jewish worship) to require armed protection today that we miss the implications: the degree to which freedom to worship without fear in America has been curtailed by the open-ended threat of Buddhist violence.

I’m sorry, but just what planet is President Bush living on these days? Is he not aware that it isn’t the Lutherans who are threatening to kill any non-Muslims who won’t convert?  It wasn’t the Buddhist who crashed a car into the airport in Glasgow, or who tried to blow up two cars in London.

No, the peril to the synagogue was, and remains, Islamic violence. The resulting diminution of freedom is a symptom of advancing dhimmitude — the diminished cultural condition of non-Muslims living in relation to Islam.

So, freedom of worship ain’t what it used to be. But even in its terror-constrained state, the spread of American religious freedom actually threatens religiously unfree Islamic cultures, which, for example, consider “apostasy” — deciding not to be Muslim — a capital crime.

There are too many people in this country bending over backwards in appeasement, and personal opinion, it damn well better stop. If you want to wash your feet, Bubba, go home and do it! If you don’t want to pick up passengers coming home from vacation, carrying duty free alcohol, find another job. If you want to live in a Muslim country, by George, have at it…..there are plenty in the Middle East to choose from.

But that threat is only on paper. Where Americans actually become involved in the Islamic world, Shariah (Islamic law) is protected, enshrined even, as shockingly attested by Shariah’s primacy in the American-fostered constitutions of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinian Authority. The president doesn’t seem to understand that. I don’t think he even understands Shariah, under which the primacy of Islam is absolute, and other religions are “tolerated,” at best, at the high cost of dhimmitude. Nearly six years after September 11 — nearly six years after first visiting the Islamic Center and proclaiming “Islam is peace” — Mr. Bush has learned nothing.

Sadly, I do believe our president is in need of some serious reality medication. What part of Islam is so ‘peaceful’? The part where they execute women for being raped? How about those heads that have been cut off, in the name of ‘Allah’? Or maybe it’s the stoning of a teenage girl for wearing nail polish? Just how many more children will die before he removes his head from his hinder?

In fact, his peroration on freedom at the Islamic Center mainly underscored “America’s respect for the Muslim faith here at home.” Abroad, too. Even as he was asking Muslim leaders (again) “to denounce organizations that use the veneer of Islamic belief to support and fund violence” (some veneer), the president announced the United States would send an envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a global Islamic support group that does a large bit of that. “Our special envoy,” the president said, “will listen and learn from representatives from Muslim states and share with them America’s views and values.”

Am I missing something? Just what, pray tell, are the American (and Western) values that will so impress the Muslims they’ll stop, and say, “Oh gee, we’re so sorry.  We’ll stop trying slaughter you now!”? How do you make the insane murderers sane again?

What can the Free World learn from the Unfree World? Maybe something about the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam adopted by the foreign ministers of the OIC in 1990. In dire contrast to the United Nation’s 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Islamic document recognizes only human rights sanctioned by Shariah — which, basically, leaves women and non-Muslims without human rights.

Will President Bush stand by and watch his wife and children covered, head to toe, in Muslim garb? Is that what he wishes for all free, and thinking, women? Would he see his mother without the basic rights of a human being?

Hmm. Might Mr. Bush — or anyone in our leadership, civilian or military — notice the unbridgeable cultural differences revealed by these disparate notions of human rights? Alas, probably not. Islam’s still peace, according to the prez. Those pesky “extremists” fighting jihad are not, he said, “the true face of Islam.”

There Imam Bush goes again. “I am astonished by President Bush when he claims there is nothing in the Qu’ran that justifies jihad violence in the name of Islam,” jailed jihadi cleric Abu Qatada said under similar circumstances almost six years ago. “Is he some kind of Islamic scholar? Has he ever actually read the Qu’ran?”

I will admit I have not read the entire Qu’ran, but what I have read, scares the hell out of me! I do NOT like that feeling at all.

They Want Us Dead!

30 June 2007, 11:29 am. 3 Comments. Filed under War on Terror.

Update type question!  It’s now after 2pm, and I’ve been checking the White House’s website, AND Homeland Security.  So, far, I’ve see absolutely NOTHING about the events of the past 24 hours in the UK.   Just why is that?

Terror Strike As Burning Jeep Hits Airport

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Two people are being held after terrorists rammed a burning Jeep through the terminal building at Glasgow airport.
Gordon Brown is to chair a COBRA emergency meeting this evening in response to the terror strike, which came a day after two car bombs were found in London.

Holidaymakers reported hearing a series of loud “bangs” and saw two men – one of whom was on fire – emerge from the vehicle.

The man on fire was knocked down by a member of the public before he was arrested by police.

There are reports of several injuries. The man on fire was taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Glasgow. His accomplice is at nearby Govan police station.

Holidaymakers reported hearing a series of loud “bangs” and saw two men – one of whom was on fire – emerge from the vehicle.

The man on fire was knocked down by a member of the public before he was arrested by police.

There are reports of several injuries. The man on fire was taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Glasgow. His accomplice is at nearby Govan police station.

It came as Scotland’s third Parliament was formally inaugurated by the Queen. The foiled bomb attacks in London came a day after Gordon Brown became PM.

Hey! Edwards! It is NOT a freakin’ bumper sticker! Do you think members of the Anglican Church are responsible? PFFT!

Update: U.S. Orders Boost of Airport Security in Wake of London, Glasgow Terrorist Acts

I honestly hope, considering this is going to be a very busy week at most U.S. airports, that they already HAD increased security.

We, The People VS Them, the Weasels

30 June 2007, 9:22 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Borders, Feckless Weasels, Senate.

It’s the people vs. the government, new poll suggests

How do people think the Democratic Congress is doing after six months? Lousy. But better than the alternative.

By alternative, do they mean a Republican majority? Oh, I don’t know, I didn’t see the approval ratings for the Repubs anywhere near as low, and they were doing a lousy job too.

It’s midyear, and the Democratic Congress is taking a break. Well-deserved? No, say Republicans.

“We are now halfway through the first year of the 110th Congress,” Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, said. “And there is no question that the failure on the part of the Democrats in terms of their midterm exam is really a letdown to the expectations of the American people.”

I don’t suppose it ever occurs to those in Washington that people are disgusted with this Congress cuz they are full of sh*t? Naw….that would never even cross their minds.

Democratic leaders are inclined to agree. “I’m not happy with Congress, either,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said.

The biggest ‘brown eye’ on the Hill!

And the American people? Look at the grades. President Bush is doing terribly — an average of 30 percent job approval in six recent polls. Congress is doing worse — 25 percent on the average in five polls.

Why the low marks? Democrats point to one issue where not much seems to be getting done. “The war in Iraq is dragging down people’s confidence in what’s going on in this country,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Un, no. It’s because y’all are full of sh*t! Every time y’all open your collective mouths, lies fall out, and we aren’t as stupid as you seem to believe.

Republicans point to another issue. “One of the reasons that confidence is at an all-time low is because of the immigration bill,” Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, said.

I’m none too fond of the Republicans right now either. Anyone else notice how many of the Repubs who waited to vote on cloture Thursday till they saw which way the wind was blowing? Nope, none too thrilled with a good chunk of them either!

So, are voters ready to change horses again and go back to a Republican Congress? Nope.

Oh, I’m ready to ‘change horses’. Big time, but not in the way they think. I’m all for CONSERVATIVE, SUPPORT AMERICANS, KICK SOME BUTT, Republicans. Sadly, there don’t seem to be many around anymore, at least not in Washington, D.C.

A solid majority says it’s good for the country that the Democratic Party is in control of Congress. Even though they’re doing a lousy job? Yes.

Gee, ya think CNN might be a tad ….umm…..SLANTED?

People think, OK, the Democrats aren’t so great. But the Republicans are worse.

Right now, with a few exceptions, they ALL suck!

But Americans are not convinced that changing parties will make much difference. The new dynamic in American politics right now isn’t Democrat versus Republican.

How ’bout an third party? No, I don’t see the Libertarians gaining a whole lot of ground. It’s the whole legalizing drugs and open borders business. Although, the problem with any third, or fourth, or fifth party would be the media, because they wouldn’t want you to know!

The new dynamic is the people versus the government. The immigration bill is a perfect illustration. It was a bipartisan bill, supported by President Bush and by most Democrats in Congress. Why didn’t it pass? Because the people didn’t like it.

Now there’s an understatement: Because the people didn’t like it. Sadly, neither some in the Senate, on both sides of the aisle, nor the President of the United States, seems to give a happy crap. So, they’ll be dredging up this poor excuse of a ‘bill’ again, with a different name.  Probably after they do their darnedest to shut down talk radio.

The Great Peacock War of 2007

30 June 2007, 8:21 am. 2 Comments. Filed under The Peacock War.

The last few days, it’s been all quiet on the Southern front.  I thought I had put the fear of ol’ broad into those evil birds.  Five whole days, and no sight of the colorful fowl, although I did have to chase off about 20 goats on Thursday afternoon.  I can pretty much kiss those 2 magnolia trees in the front goodbye.  sigh…..

Sadly, it seems, the war is not over.  This morning, I heard something going on up on the roof.  I went out on the back deck, and saw nothing.  I thought perhaps it was just squirrels, although the little rodents around here are fairly tiny, and that was quite a bit of racket.  I came back in and saw Mr. Spot looking out the front window, howling about something.  Yep, sure enough, there they were, pecking at my flower bed, purdy as you please.  We started a staring contest.  He stared at me, I stared at him.  He kept staring at me, I kept staring at him.  I won!  :-)  The racket maker flies off the front part of roof, and they took off together.

One bright note, I did see the owners of my nemesis turning into his driveway with a load of wire fencing in his truck.  Perhaps he’s realized he’ll be ending up with a few less peacocks and goats if he doesn’t do something to keep them rounded up?  I know the peacocks are able to get over fences with no problem, but they don’t do half as much damage as those satanic goats have done!  I can wash the peacock poop off the deck.  It’s much more difficult to regrow dead plants.

Morning Coffee 6/30/07

30 June 2007, 8:00 am. 4 Comments. Filed under General News.

Tavis Smiley: Blacks too ‘emotional’ to obey rules

The moderator of Thursday’s Democrat presidential debate said he did not ask the mostly black audience to refrain from applauding candidates’ answers, because blacks are too “emotional” to obey such a rule.

I’m not black, but even I find that extremely insulting!

Bush Cites Israel as Model for Success in Iraq

With his Iraq policies under increasing fire from the American public and lawmakers from both parties, Mr. Bush went to the U.S. Naval War College here to declare progress. As the president pleaded for patience, his top national security aide went to Capitol Hill to meet with a key Republican critic.

Even I’m losing patience. Since those at the top refuse to allow our soldiers to fight a war, and are just being used a police, and still dying, perhaps it’s time for a serious change of direction. Although not necessarily to the exit. This is a world war, like it not. It was thrust on us a very long time ago. We just gave them a free pass.

Law requires N.M. to grow its own pot

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico has a new medical marijuana law with a twist: It requires the state to grow its own.

The law, effective Sunday, not only protects medical marijuana users from prosecution — as 11 other states do — but requires New Mexico to oversee a production and distribution system for the drug.

I’m all for MEDICAL marijuana, and this makes sense. If you’re going to have it, the least you could for your state’s patients is grow it yourself.

Was London Bomb Plot Heralded On Web?

Hours before London explosives technicians dismantled a large car bomb in the heart of the British capital’s tourist-rich theater district, a message appeared on one of the most widely used jihadist Internet forums, saying: “Today I say: Rejoice, by Allah, London shall be bombed.”

Yep, rejoice! Thank the Good Lord for watching over London, it wasn’t and no lives were lost!

Lawmakers Pursue Remnants of Failed Bill

Hours after a massive immigration bill collapsed in the Senate, lawmakers and lobbyists began seeking ways to pass bits and pieces of the measure important to their constituents.

Are they freakin’ kidding? I shouldn’t be surprised because the idea of actually ENFORCING THE LAWS already in existence seem to be beyond the ability of their tiny little minds!

Seattle Talk Show Host Mike Webb Found Dead in Homicide

Although the messages indicated he was fine, and leaving town, Webb did not normally use text messages and his family eventually demanded that Webb call them, McMullen said. The messages stopped, and Webb’s sister filled a missing person’s report May 14.

Webb hosted a liberal late-night talk show for 10 years on KIRO-AM radio until December 2005 when he was fired from the station shortly after he was charged with insurance fraud.

That is seriously eerie. Prayers with the family.

Toll of glory for Earl Campbell

AUSTIN – While Tony Dorsett played with his kids and Archie Griffin and George Rogers played golf Friday at Barton Creek Resort, Earl Campbell was struggling to walk.
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He took roughly six minutes to cover 40 yards – a distance he used to breeze through in less than five seconds as a punishing running back at Texas and during an eight-year, Hall of Fame career in the NFL, mostly with the Houston Oilers. Still wearing his trademark beard, now gray, he stands at a 45-degree angle, unable to straighten at his lower back. He can no longer straighten his knees, either.

I knew he was having a tough time, but I didn’t know it was this bad. My prayers are with him, keep up the optimism!

Victims’ dad sues Selmer after crash

SELMER, Tenn. — The father of two of the victims in a fatal car show accident is suing the city, claiming Selmer officials failed to enforce their own rules requiring permits for parades on city streets and ignoring the safety of spectators.

Should he give himself time to grieve before starting such a process? I can’t imagine the pain he feels. I’m grateful my daughter and granddaughters are doing well. If I loss any of them, I don’t know if I would recover, so yes, I do understand.

Gang sweep targets decades of murder

A three-year investigation, unprecedented in its size and scope in Kane County, culminated this week with 31 Latin Kings street gang members charged in connection with 22 slayings in and around Aurora during the last two decades, officials announced Friday.

All but two of those charged were in custody. Police are seeking the other two.

Perhaps Milwaukee could learn a thing or two from their neighbors to the south.

Union members can opt out of dues based on religious beliefs

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Roman Catholic teacher whose religious beliefs conflict with the political positions of her labor union cannot be forced to pay dues, a federal judge ruled.

:-)

Farfour Bites the Dust

29 June 2007, 6:15 pm. 2 Comments. Filed under Middle East.

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Farfour Mouse dies in last episode

Hamas TV on Friday broadcast what it said was the last episode of a weekly children’s show featuring “Farfour,” a Mickey Mouse look-alike who had made worldwide headlines for preaching Islamic domination and armed struggle to youngsters.

In the final skit, Farfour was beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour’s land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a “terrorist.”

“Farfour was martyred while defending his land,” said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed “by the killers of children,” she added.

Real nice folks there. Does he get 72 mouse virgins too? I can’t have any respect, or compassion, for a parent who would condone a child watching such garbage. Do they really hate their children that much? Child abuse, plain and simple!

H/T: Blue Star Chronicles

An Amazing Gift!

29 June 2007, 5:39 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Opinion.

Click here! NOW!  (get tissues first though)

H/T: Lubbock Marine Parents

Gov. Dopey – Thief?

29 June 2007, 5:12 pm. Comments Off. Filed under Feckless Weasels, Opinion.

Can the man be any more of a slime?  Probably.

Commentary: Governor wrong in attempt to take from Patients Fund

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Governor Feckless Weasel

It has come to my attention that in the Fond du Lac area, as well as surrounding communities, most people are unaware of what Gov. Doyle’s plans are in order to balance the budget. Prepare yourself.

First, I would like to provide you with some background on a fund that was established for physicians to protect patients in case there was a malpractice suit. Physicians have paid into this fund since it was established in 1975. They pay their own private money to support this pool of cash. There are no tax dollars in the fund, formally known as the Patients Compensation Fund.

Why do we do this? First of all, we decided in our State Medical Society that all physicians should take the responsibility of protecting patients who are wrongfully injured by a malpractice, and by contributing to this fund, we have been able to do just that.

Gov. Doyle has tried to steal $200 million in 2003 and $179 million in 2005 from this fund to help balance the state budget. We have been able to prevent the past two attempts by proving to our legislators that it is immoral to steal this money from the patients for whom it was intended.

Again, these are private contributions. There is no taxpayer money in the fund.

In addition, if Gov. Doyle is successful in stealing this money to help balance the budget, several devastating repercussions will occur as a result. The most important is that our patients and their families will be unfairly cheated out of what they deserve. This money belongs to the patients, and should not be used to balance Gov. Doyle’s budget.

I could go on and on, but I want to get my final appeal to you as a concerned citizen.

The Senate vote to approve this budget likely will take place this week. Time is of the essence: We need you to contact your Senators and Assembly representatives and tell them that this is wrong.

I would also like to thank state Sen. Carol Roessler, Rep. John Townsend and Rep. Carol Owens for all of their hard work and support. They have done a wonderful job so far, and we as physicians are grateful.

I felt it was my duty as a physician, as a resident of Fond du Lac and as a representative of the Wisconsin Medical Society to let the public know what is happening.

I also would like to offer your readers the opportunity to help us win this battle. All your readers need to do is to contact their area representatives, by phone, e-mail or fax.

Dr. Karen L. Meyer of Fond du Lac is a delegate to the Wisconsin Medical Society.

The FdL Reporter (Distorter) Asks a Question

29 June 2007, 4:59 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 2nd Amendment.

Women: What do you do to protect yourself?

It’s late at night and you’re out on the town. Do you carry pepper spray? Walk with friends? Watch your surroundings?

What do you do to protect yourself? The Reporter is looking for responses from women on what they do to keep safe. Responses will be used for the women’s page, Essence.

Women should send their comments to Heather Stanek, reporter, at hstanek@fdlreporter.com or 922-4606, ext. 227. All submissions must include your name, hometown and age range: 18-35, 35-50 or over 50.

My answer? Real simple!

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Any more stupid questions? :-)

In Honor of My Recent ‘Banned’ Status…..

29 June 2007, 4:17 pm. 5 Comments. Filed under Just Cuz.

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:-)

H/T:  Alabama Improper

I’m Banned!

29 June 2007, 1:09 pm. 5 Comments. Filed under Feckless Weasels, U.S. Military.

Is that cool or what? Seems the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Administration has decided there are verboten blogs. The fact that some of those blogs that are on the ‘ban list’ are now defunct doesn’t seem to faze the WI V.A. However, I am in some pretty distinguished company, none the less! :-)

Go here!

Pete asks: The question I have, as a veteran, is all those vets in VA Hospitals that might have access to computers who are being DENIED access to Wisconsin blogs….(or even TMJ or JSOnline for that matter).

Good question to pose to our VA Administration I would think.

Damn good question!  Such banning puts them in the ‘feckless weasel’ category.

H/T: Boots & Sabers

Priorities

29 June 2007, 7:36 am. 2 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

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Morning Coffee 6/29/07

29 June 2007, 7:27 am. 2 Comments. Filed under General News.

London car bomb ‘packed with nails and gas’

London escaped what could have been its worst terrorist attack this morning when a car bomb packed with nails, gas canisters and containers of petrol apparently failed to detonate outside a popular West End nightclub hosting a ‘ladies’ night’.

I’d say it’s time for some drastic measures. Now, this is going to sound extremely bigoted, but I don’t care. Evict the Muslims! It’s not the Presbyterians trying to blow up expensive cars, and it sure isn’t the Druids! So why not evict those who ARE causing the problems? Yes, not all are radical, but how can you tell who is who? Solve the problem, make them all leave.

Junior GOP senators defeat old guard

Instead, the young guns — a small, wily group of junior Republican senators, most of them with less than a full term in the upper chamber — sent the bill into a tailspin, tying Democratic leaders into legislative knots and earning enough opposition among senators to block the Senate bill, culminating in yesterday’s vote to kill the measure.

Perhaps they can still remember who butters their bread? :-) Seems the “old guard” has completely forgotten it’s us that got ‘em in, and it’s US who can send ‘em home!

Israeli President Submits Resignation

His resignation two weeks before his seven-year term was to expire takes effect Sunday and clears the way for his indictment on lesser charges of indecent acts, sexual harassment and obstruction of justice. He will receive a suspended prison sentence and be required to pay damages to two of his four accusers, all former female employees.

I’m surprised this slimeball wasn’t pushed out LONG before now!

Thousands of flights cancelled at D/FW, across country because of weather

The carrier (AA) said it canceled 862 flights because of weather or air traffic control issues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, including 412 flights on Wednesday alone. In addition, it had to divert 178 flights on those three days, 132 of which had been headed to D/FW.

So, if you had plans to fly to the Metroplex, I’d suggest you check and make sure you can get back out!

F.D.A. Curbs Sale of Five Seafoods Farmed in China

The F.D.A. said it decided to take the action after years of warnings and even a visit to Chinese fish ponds that resulted in no signs of improvement. But Dr. David Acheson, the F.D.A.’s assistant commissioner for food protection, stressed that the seafood posed no immediate health threat, though long-term consumption could result in health problems.

I wonder if China is trying to poison the world.

U.N. Inspectors, N. Korea Reach Agreement on Reactor Shutdown

“We have concluded this understanding, what our monitoring and verification activities are in principle,” IAEA Deputy Director Olli Heinonen said in footage shot by APTN. He did not provide specifics of the agreement.

If it’s the Useless Numnuts, odds are the ‘specifics’ are just as meaningless.

Bredesen declares ‘Biofuels Day,’ but vetoes tax credits for ethanol

“First, I am concerned that this bill would result in the state paying private companies millions of dollars to continue to engage in activities that they are already undertaking, instead of incentivizing the expanded use of ethanol blended gasoline,” Bredesen wrote in a June 27 veto message.

With predicted milk prices soaring, I’d say it’s a good time to quash this ethanol nonsense. It’s more important to be able to provide milk for our children.

Sen. Cornyn: Amnesty proponents failed to dupe Americans

One of the senators who led a successful effort to block the so-called “comprehensive immigration reform” bill is welcoming the measure’s second death. John Cornyn says for the second time, the American people did not believe claims that the legislation would help secure the country’s borders.

I’m sure it just flusters the long timers in the Senate that we are NOT as stupid as they think we are!

FdL D.A. blasts Social Security Administration

O’Rourke was up in arms after a request to the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide someone to testify at a jury trial for Jose A. Lopez-Barrera — a 17-year-old Eden boy accused of using a false Social Security card to try and obtain a driver’s license — was denied.

I guess the SSA doesn’t think such fraud is all that important. They’re wrong!

Fred Approves

28 June 2007, 9:44 pm. Comments Off. Filed under 2008.

A Good Day

This has been a good day for America.

For a while, it didn’t look like Washington was going to listen to us regarding real immigration reform. Thankfully, we’ve been spared a serious mistake, but I wonder if things would have turned out the way they did without the work done by the bloggers, talk radio and the American people. Rush, Hannity, Laura Ingraham, RedState, Powerline, Pajamas Media and a lot of others have done a great job. Take that, Fairness Doctrine.

I’m up in New Hampshire today. Met some great people and got to help the state GOP up in the Granite State. I did want to clarify something coming out of my time yesterday in Columbia, South Carolina.

Anybody who knows my track record or has read some of the things I’ve written about the Cuban-American community knows where I stand. While the communist dictatorship has been a tragedy for Cuba, America has been in some ways, at least, the beneficiary.

One of those benefits is the presence of the great Cuban-American artist, Gloria Estefan. She co-wrote a song called “No hay mal que por bien no venga” which I understand translates something like — there’s no bad that doesn’t bring some good. The bad that is Castro’s tyranny has given America one of the greatest communities in the Western Hemisphere.

Read on…

Ann Responds

28 June 2007, 6:30 pm. 3 Comments. Filed under Opinion.

For the record, I LIKE Ann Coulter.  Nothing makes me chuckle more than another smart a$$ female.  What many on the right seem to forget, the majority of anything and everything Ann says is always taken out of context.  She can repeat exactly the same thing as someone on the left has said, yet you won’t hear about the lefty’s comment, you’ll hear about her’s.  Where’s the equal outrage? 

That Was No Lady — That Was My Husband

The Edwards campaign is apparently still running low on donations, so this week they went back to their top fundraiser: me.

I doubled the ratings of the lowest-rated cable news show on Tuesday by agreeing to go on for a full hour to promote my new paperback version of “Godless” — a mistake I won’t make again. As I was walking to the set, minutes before airtime, it was casually mentioned to me that Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, might call in.

For the first time in recorded history, the show’s host did not interrupt a guest, but let Elizabeth Edwards ramble on and on, allowing her to browbeat me for being mean to her husband.

Say, did any TV host ever surprise Al Franken, Bill Maher or Arianna Huffington with a call by the wife of someone they’ve made nasty remarks about? How about a call to John Edwards from the wife of a doctor he bankrupted with his junk-science lawsuits?

I think I may have tuned out at some point, so I can only speak to the first 45 minutes of Elizabeth Edwards’ harangue, but it mostly consisted of utterly dishonest renditions of things I had said on my “Good Morning America” interview this week and a column I wrote four years ago. (You can’t rush Edwards’ “rapid response team”!) She claimed I had launched unprovoked attacks on the Edwards’ dead son and called for a terrorist attack on her husband.

These are bald-faced lies, and the mainstream media knows they are lies. Yet they were repeated ad nauseam on Wednesday by The Associated Press, the AOL pop-up window, CNN, NBC and — stunningly — the host of the lowest-rated cable show himself, who personally told me he knew the truth.

So for those of you who haven’t read any of my five best-selling books: Liberals are driven by Satan and lie constantly.

Here is my full sentence on “Good Morning America,” which the media deceptively truncated, referring to a joke I told about Edwards six months ago that made liberals cry: “But about the same time, you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack — so I’ve learned my lesson: If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

Read on…