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Saturday, November 06, 2004

A hilarious explanation. . .

. . .of "anarcho-fascism" (last item on the page) passed along to me by blondie when I expressed curiosity about it after seeing pictures of the radical group "Black Bloq" doing what radicals do in San Francisco.

Pictures contain offensive language.

Look out, O'Rourke. . .

. . .here comes O'Dowd, with such witticisms as:

Instead of the New Frontier, Karl and W. offer the New Backtier.

Ah, yes. That's the kind of sparkling prose that'll get you a Pulitzer, everytime. All I can say is, if Maureen had displayed this level of acumen prior to the election, Marvin would very likely be wrapping John Kerry's favorite spring water decanter in newspaper right now.

And they thought we were crazy. . .

. . .with the Clinton Death Lists and Y2K/Martial Law theories. The Dems have got to find a way to get back in touch with the reality that mainstream America sees. The stories of depression, and now, public suicide show the depth of the hatred that the DNC has cultivated for the President among its members, and it's reached an undeniably dangerous level.

Between this and the attacks on various GOP campaign headquarters across the country, and vandalism right up through the day of the election, the signs of a dangerous trend are emerging, and they need to be dealt with now, for the sake of the nation. Unless the Democrats act responsibly and immediately, the violence will grow. And, if there's a lesson to be taken from September 11, that's it.

I can't say enough how much Michael Moore and Hollywood-in-general's current obsession with "radical chic" can be faulted for this. Middle America, where the votes are, is very much opposed to globe-trotting agents provocateurs like Moore, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, etc. using their home-grown fame and fortune as international megaphones for their disdain for the President. And now, thanks to the blogosphere, the Not In Our Name folks' words are never more than a couple of clicks away from nearly every household, kiosk, public library, and workplace in the nation -- including flyover country -- again, where the votes are.

Incidentally, some polling outfit should see how many southern Democrats who voted for President Bush say they were influenced in some way by Zell Miller. I suspect the number might be surprisingly high. And, I hope the Democrats aren't smart enough to nominate him in 2008.

I'm only trying to help. . .

. . .Democrats, and America as a whole, when I say this -- honestly -- but, here's an article that should be taped to the refrigerator of every DNC member who cares about the future of his/her party. John Leo tries to clue the opposition in on "just what went wrong", and describes what could legitimately be called a "Velvet Purge" within the Democratic Party as its cause.

"But what can the Democrats do to attract social-issues voters? They can't sell out their constituency of gays and feminists, Newsday columnist Marie Cocco said on NPR. No, but they can tamp down the extremists like the ones who censored Casey. Maybe (gasp!) they can even allow a few antiabortion Democrats to run for an important office, rather than forcing them all to convert to pro-abortion stands as the price of getting funding and support. Republicans aren't clamoring for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudolph Giuliani to convert."

Friday, November 05, 2004

A CabanaBoy/blondie production.

A very apt response. . .

. . .to Michael Moore's collage at HogOnIce.com. Don't look too closely unless you're a trained, practicing proctologist.

And here's another from Blogolution, made "using small photos of meat products, terrorists and failed Democratic Presidential Candidates."

Hat tip: blondie for the heads-up -- as always.

My blood runs cold. . .

. . .at the thought of people like this running the country for the next four years. Just a little over three years ago, 3000 Americans were slaughtered, and we witnessed the event, over and over and over on television.

We endured stories of orphaned children for weeks and months. We cried along with widows. We watched as firemen and cops dug their lifeless brothers out of rubble. We read the names of the dead -- the stories of their lives in some cases -- and saw their pictures everyday for months. No matter where you turned, there was previously unfathomable loss. We spent days and days in tears, and weeks on the verge.

But, November 3, 2004 trumps even that, according to the folks over at Democratic Underground. And that, in a nutshell, is the left's biggest problem. They were radicalized by the Gore loss and have lost all perspective since then.

Brainster's Blog. . .

. . .is the new brainchild of Ldotter Brain Death, who also happens to have collaborated with Ldotter Kitty on Kerry Haters. Together, they scooped the dinosaur media by several months on the Christmas in Cambodia story, and both deserve to be congratulated for their work. Give them both some clicks.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

The Drudge. . .

. . .link to the Newsweek tease about Teresa Heinz-Kerry's hypochondria led me to further reading, where I encountered the following:

"The Clintonista 'Coups.' At several critical junctures Kerry's campaign (and the candidate himself), struggled to find sure footing. Following the missteps of August, Clinton veteran James Carville confronted Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill, telling her she had to step aside and let newly arrived Joe Lockhart run the campaign. So worked up, Carville began to cry, imploring Cahill: 'You've got to let him do it." Carville continued, "Nobody can gain power without someone losing power.' Carville threatened to go on 'Meet the Press' the next day 'and tell the truth about how bad it is' if Cahill didn't give effective control to Lockhart.

So, I thought to myself, "Say, that reminds me. . ."

I looked in my archives for an entry that I wrote about "Team Clinton" in the first few days of the blog, and I found it here. Wonder how close I was, timing-wise?

And to think. . .

. . .had John Kerry been elected, he'd be cozying up to this guy, trying to get a troop commitment:

". . .French President Jacques Chirac — dubbed Le Worm — was doing his best to scupper bridge-building.

He will snub a meeting with Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi in Brussels today. It is a sleight aimed at Mr Bush and Tony Blair, who back Mr Allawi.

Chirac — who tried to stop the war to topple Saddam Hussein — will leave Brussels before the new Iraqi leader arrives.

However Chirac DID find time to visit Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in hospital yesterday.

Meanwhile, Mr Blair was working to heal rifts over Iraq, and flew to Brussels to rally EU leaders."

That's right. What we need is to be more respectful of the opinions of world "leaders" who snub the heads of emerging Mideast democracies (like Iraq) in favor of a dying man whose power can be attributed to the killing of civilians in the only other democracy in the region (like Arafat).

My most egregious enabler. . .

. . .has a great collage of her own, called "Pointless". Check out the rest of blondie's work, too. She's thinking of upping her image production to a more regular once-a-day (hopefully more on some days), and I think it would be good for readers to encourage it. She does great work, and this blog certainly wouldn't be as good without her.

Oh, by the way. . .

. . .in keeping with tradition, I was the very last blogger to see Team America: World Police. It was a perfect illustration of why I rarely go to movies.

There were some hilarious parts, undeniably. But, I read reviews that said, "funniest movie ever." I had such high expectations going in, given the respect I have for the opinions I read, but it fell flat. Just like all movies do when I see them too shortly after the initial publicity blitz.

If I had to rate it, I'd give it a thumbs-up -- even an enthusiastic one. But not a hyperextended thumbs-up.

Most memorable elements: Matt Damon, "the signal", the vom-a-thon, "Freedom Costs a Buck Oh Five", and of course the puppet sex.

Most disturbing sight: The woman with four children, none older than ten, trying to cover eight eyes with only two arms during the puppet sex scene.

A reason not to cower. . .

. . .for those liberals who would currently be rending their garments, if it didn't sound so. . .Biblical. This from Wolfgang von Skeptik, who, if I'm not mistaken, isn't the most devout member of the flock -- much like myself:

"But now Americans are again becoming unashamed of their spiritual convictions, and I believe that one of the key results will not be the New Fundamentalist Inquisition the leftists anticipate with such fear and loathing but rather a renewed flowering of genuine ecumenicism. This is not to say the Left’s concerns are irrational. Alas, they are not; neither are the identical worries of libertarians and non-Fundamentalist conservatives. But I believe tolerance will prevail. And ecumenicism was the ultimate direction in which our public religious observances were gradually leading before Madalyn and her Madalynoids declared their vindictive war on the entire spiritual dimension of life, the one dimension without which being itself withers into meaninglessness – or so most Americans seem to believe, myself surely among them."

Many thanks. . .

. . .to Ldotter Kitty, the force behind Kitty Litter -- one of the finest blogs in the whole damn development. I've gotten many a click from her link today, and each one is appreciated. All are cordially invited to return regularly.

Chris Heinz. . .

. . .appears to have posted a Dean-howl over at Democratic Underground, to let us all know:

"But as for this adminstration, I think I feel the same way as most on this board: I dont owe George W. Bush shit. He does not get a clean slate from me. He has ruled this country for four years by focusing on what makes us different and it is unforgivable."

I would refer Heinz to my post about Michael Moore's latest obscenity, if he truly wanted to know just who it is that's dividing this nation. Many if the bodies in the World Trade Center weren't even cold before Moore started making distinctions as to who should have been targeted by the terrorists.

I hope that, at some point over the next four years, the GOP manages to lance that festering abcess of a human being. He's nothing more than an infection in America's wound -- as opportunistic and insidious as staphylococcus.

My advice to the left, if they ever hope to regain the trust of the American public is to disassociate yourselves with the likes of Michael Moore, and do it now. George W. Bush just demonstrated perfectly that, in the United States, elections are won in the middle, both figuratively and literally. For all the talk of inclusiveness and division being hallmarks of the Bush adminstration, it turns out that the Great Middle opposes gay marriage, and supports an aggressive war on terrorism that errs on the side of precaution when it comes to threats, both real and perceived, rather than enduring a dog and pony show at the UN in a vain attempt at garnering the approval of France and Germany before taking action.

As long as the left embraces the sort of dissent offered up by Michael Moore and MoveOn.org, the center will align with the right. Middle America has no time for radicals, much less anti-American ones. But, there for a brief moment, Moore made it OK to hate again. CBS made it OK to defraud the American public on national television -- which is a hell of a lot worse than what Janet Jackson did. ABC made it OK to feign impartiality in its election coverage. John Kerry made it OK to use lesbianism as a wedge issue. John Edwards made it OK to promise cripples the ability to walk in four years in exchange for votes. The New York Times made it OK to rush damaging stories into print a week prior to a presidential election, without confirming the facts.

So, as I said before, if Mr. Heinz wants to see the true source of division in America, he need look no further than his immediate left.

Struggling with Blogger. . .

. . .yet again. That's why I haven't posted already today. Things look to be up and running now, though. Hopefully, it'll stay that way through the night.

Michael Moore's latest. . .

. . .demonstration of class is in keeping with his history, to which I'll reply:

"Many families have been devastated tonight. This just is not right. They did not deserve to die. If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, DC, and the planes' destination of California--these were places that voted AGAINST Bush!"
Michael Moore -- September 12, 2001

So, take heart, Mikey. Since the military is obviously pro-Bush, you can just sit back and think of all those people in that collage as the terrorists' way of making up for their misjudgement as to who deserved to die on September 11. They're finally getting around to killing the Bush backers, Mike. Shouldn't you be ululating in front of an open air market of some sort?

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Peggy Noonan. . .

. . .returns with a piece in which she urges us all to savor these moments, and extols the virtues of the blogosphere thusly:

"Who was the biggest loser of the 2004 election? It is easy to say Mr. Kerry: he was a poor candidate with a poor campaign. But I do think the biggest loser was the mainstream media, the famous MSM, the initials that became popular in this election cycle. Every time the big networks and big broadsheet national newspapers tried to pull off a bit of pro-liberal mischief--CBS and the fabricated Bush National Guard documents, the New York Times and bombgate, CBS's "60 Minutes" attempting to coordinate the breaking of bombgate on the Sunday before the election--the yeomen of the blogosphere and AM radio and the Internet took them down. It was to me a great historical development in the history of politics in America. It was Agincourt. It was the yeomen of King Harry taking down the French aristocracy with new technology and rough guts. God bless the pajama-clad yeomen of America. Some day, when America is hit again, and lines go down, and media are hard to get, these bloggers and site runners and independent Internetters of all sorts will find a way to file, and get their word out, and it will be part of the saving of our country."

Mexican pharmacology. . .

. . .plus newspaper deadline equals Mark Morford column:

"And the rest of the world? Well, it can only watch us and shake its collective head and wonder just what the hell is wrong with us, why so many millions of us would even consider re-electing the world's most inept and war-hungry and insanely inarticulate man to four more years of unchecked power, why our much-hyped much-coveted supposedly ultrasuperior democratic system is so very deeply blotchy and knotty and spoiled."

My advice to Mark: Make them give you the yellow ones next time.


I just happened to refresh the screen on my blog to check the hit count, and I just happened to land on the number 5,000. My most helpful compadre, blondie, was visitor number 5,001.

For some reason, I think that bodes well.

Hope all of you keep coming back. I'll try to do something every day, even if it's only a heads-up that I won't be posting much.

Many thanks to all who have lent me their eyeballs.

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What wine goes best. . .

. . .with rationalization? I'm thinking of buying a case of Chateau de Lieux Jean and sending bottles as consolation gifts for pro-Kerry bloggers who can't seem to grasp the depths of the loss they suffered. Here's a splash:

"My main fear with a Kerry victory was that the hard right would never have given him a chance in the war, and would have savaged him as commander-in-chief in order to pave the way for a victory in 2008. Ratcheting the country back to fiscal sanity would also have been a thankless task. Now, Bush will face the consequences of his own policies and we will be able to judge him on that."

The Corner

BEFORE AND AFTER [Jonah Goldberg]

From a reader:

J- The disparity between the initial exit polls favoring Kerry and his subsequent loss to W tells me one thing: Most people voted for Kerry.......before they voted against him.

The Corner on National Review Online

My First Award

And I quote:

association news:

"Category 13: Best use of Corrugated Replacing Other Packaging and/or Best Demonstration of its Environmental Advantages

1st Place: Pajama Pack
, Orange County Container.

2nd Place: Ergolight, Crown Creative Group.

3rd Place: Specimen Folder, Orange County Container."

So, read it and weep, all you sucka emcees.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Democratic Underground Forums - CALM DOWN PEOPLE!!! CALM DOWN!!!

Monday, November 01, 2004

The Anchoress. . .

. . .has updated, and I almost didn't get to it in time. I'm sorry for the delay in posting this link. Today was housekeeping day, which entails a lot when you're me. Also, I've been swamped with your day-to-day "stuff to do", lately.

Tomorrow is the big day. I feel good about the President's chances, but it's not a lead pipe cinch by any means. The only people who aren't nervous right now are those who don't give a damn. Unfortunately, there's lots of those people.

Maybe if there were fewer people who don't care either way, we wouldn't have problems like this:

I'm a former Democrat and at one time I admired John Kerry, mostly because I believed what I read about him. I've looked at him now for over a year, and I have come to the conclusion that he is without core, without spine and without conscience. Moreover, I have some serious concerns about his mental health, given some of the whoppers he's told and his "magic hat."

For this reason, it has become very important to me to get a chance to view his release papers from the US NAVY. I want to see his fitness reports. I want to see what his superiors thought of him, and I am interested - very interested - in discovering exactly what was the status of his original discharge. These are not irrelevancies.

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Do check this out.

Jessica's Well - A Midland, Texas Blog on Media and Government.

Hit tip to the sharp-eyed Ldotter who sent this to me.

Sunday, October 31, 2004

A CabanaBoy/blondie production.
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Great stem cell ad. . .

. . .by Mel Gibson here. Tip of the hat to Katherine Jean Lopez at The Corner on NRO.

UPDATE Corrected spelling of Mel Gibson. Apologies to any Mel Gilbsons who may have been inconvenienced.

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Dorkumentarian Michael Moore. . .

. . .has taken it upon himself to recruit an army of propagandists to fan out across the nation on Election Day, armed with cameras at polling places. I'm always happy to credit someone for a great idea, so here's to Mike.

In fact, I would suggest that, wherever it's legal to have a camera at polling places, Republicans should arm themselves with video equipment as well. If someone asks you why you're there, just tell them you're there as part of the Michael Moore project.

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