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William F. Buckley, Jr.

2005/7/30

Brithday Shopping Made Easy

@ 11:39 AM (106 months, 3 days ago)

A couple had been debating buying a vehicle for weeks.  He wanted a truck. She wanted a fast little sporty car so she could zip through traffic around town.  He would probably have settled on any beat up old truck, but everything she seemed to like was way out of their price range.  "Look!" she said. "I want something that goes from 0 to 200 in just a  few seconds. Nothing else will do...... My birthday is coming up so surprise me!"  He did just that.  For her birthday, he bought her a brand new bathroom scale.  Nobody has seen or heard from him since.


 

2005/7/29

Helen Thomas possibly outta here

@ 02:11 PM (106 months, 4 days ago)

Veteran wire reporter Helen Thomas is vowing to 'kill herself' if Dick Cheney announces he is running for president.

The newspaper HILL first reported the startling claim on Thursday.  This is probably a result of the decades long crush Thomas has had on the dapper fun loving Cheney and the disappointment she would feel as a result of missing out on firstladyhood.

2005/7/26

Bill Clinton Pardoned Nat'l. Security Leaker - Samuel Loring Morison

@ 06:06 PM (106 months, 6 days ago)
No wonder 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been silent as a churchmouse about Karl Rove while her Democratic colleagues call for his prosecution for leaking classified information about CIA employee Valerie Plame.

Turns out - in the only case in U.S. history of a person successfully prosecuted for leaking classified information to the press - Hillary's husband pardoned the guilty party. On January 20, 2001, President Clinton pardoned Samuel Loring Morison, a civilian analyst with the Office of Naval Intelligence. In 1984, Morison had been convicted of providing classified satellite photos of an under-construction Soviet nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Britain's Jane's Defence Weekly.

He received a two-year jail sentence.

In pardoning Morison, Clinton dismissed the advice of the CIA.

"We said we were obviously opposed - it was a vigorous 'Hell, no,'" one senior intelligence official told the Washington Post at the time. "We think ... giving pardons to people who are convicted of doing that sends the wrong signal to people who are currently entrusted with classified information."

Morison is the only person ever successfully prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act, the law invoked by Democrats who want to nail Rove after it became clear that he didn't violate the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act.

But it's going to be difficult for Dems to feign national security outrage over Plame's outing when the husband of their party's presidential front-runner let an actual convicted leaker off the hook.

Last week, when Sen. John Kerry called for Mr. Rove to be fired, with Hillary standing by his side, she nodded silently. When reporters asked her what she thought of the alleged Rove outrage, she offered only, "I'm nodding."

No doubt while remembering her husband's pardon of Mr. Morison.

2005/7/23

Uh Oh....that loser Ted Kennedy is surfacing again.....

@ 01:58 AM (106 months, 10 days ago)
My name is Mary Jo Kopechne.  Do you know me?  I would have been 65 years of age this year.  I was killed by a United States Senator, and he got away with it!

When Ted Kennedy was merely just another Democrat bloating on Capitol Hill on behalf of liberal causes, it was perhaps excusable to ignore his deplorable past.

But now that he's become a leading attack dog, attacking Republicans, and  positioning himself as the democrat's leading arbiter of truth and integrity, the days for such indulgence are now over.

It's time for the GOP to stand up and remind America why this chief spokesman had to abandon his own presidential bid in 1980 - time to say the words Mary Jo Kopechne out loud.

As is often the case, Republicans have deluded themselves into thinking that most Americans already know the story of how this "Conscience of the Democratic Party" left Miss Kopechne behind to die in the waters underneath the Edgartown Bridge in July 1969, after a night of drinking and partying with the young blonde campaign worker.  But most Americans under 40 have never heard that story, or the details of how Kennedy swam to safety, then tried to get his cousin Joe Garghan to say he was behind the wheel.

Those young voters don't know how Miss Kopechne, trapped inside Kennedy's Oldsmobile, gasped for air until she finally died, while this leading Iraq Democratic war critic rushed back to his compound to formulate the best alibi he could think of.

Neither does Generation X know how Kennedy was thrown out of Harvard on his ear 15 years earlier -- for paying a fellow student to take his Spanish final.  Nor why the US Army denied him a commission because he cheated on tests.

As they listen to the Democrats' "Liberal Lion" accuse President Bush of "telling lie after lie after lie" to get America to go to war in Iraq, young voters don't know about that notorious 1991 Easter weekend in Palm Beach, when Uncle Teddy rounded up his nephews for a night on the town, an evening that ended with one of them credibly accused of rape.

It's time for Republicans to state unabashedly that they will no longer "go along with the gag" when it comes to Uncle Ted's rants about deception and moral turpitude inside the Bush White House.

And if the Republicans don't, let's do it ourselves by passing this forgotten disgrace around the Internet to wake up memories of what a fraud and fake Teddy really is.

The Democratic Party should be ashamed to have the national disgrace from Massachusetts as their spokesman.

And the GOP needs to say so out loud!!!!!!!!

2005/7/21

Howard Dean ... Bozo move #438 and counting

@ 05:56 PM (106 months, 11 days ago)
Not surprisingly, the totally stupid out of touch Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean today issued the following statement on the nomination:

"It is disappointing that when President Bush had the chance to bring the country together, he instead turned to a nominee who may have impressive legal credentials, but also has sharp partisan credentials that cannot be ignored.

"Democrats take very seriously the responsibility to protect the individual rights of all Americans and are committed to ensuring that ideological judicial activists are not appointed to the Supreme Court. The Senate Judiciary Committee will now have the opportunity to see if Judge Roberts can put his partisanship aside, and live up to a Supreme Court Justice's duty to uphold the rights and freedoms of every American and the promise of equal justice for all."

Given an opportunity NOT to be divisive for once it did not take Senor Bozo Dean long to display his arrogant ignorance.  What could be more transparent than a minority that is hanging on my a thread to seek to smear a decent human being with the goal being to put a flying under the radar flaming liberal masquerading as a republican on the Supreme Court.  Hello....Senor Bozo Dean! .... the Democrats are OUT of power you clown!

Democratic HOT AIR

@ 05:31 PM (106 months, 11 days ago)
Sen. Charles Schumer's questioning of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts was so hostile during Roberts' 2003 appellate court confirmation hearings that Sen. Orrin Hatch blasted his New York colleague for asking "dumbass questions."

In a audioclip of the exchange unearthed Wednesday by ABC Radio host Sean Hannity, the normally mild-mannered Utah Republican complained: "Some [of Schumer's questions] I totally disagree with. Some I think are dumbass questions, between you and me."

"I am not kidding you," Hatch continued. "I mean, as much as I love and respect [Schumer], I just think that's true."

Taken aback, the New York Democrat asked if Hatch would like to "revise and extend his remark" - i.e., offer a retraction for the congressional record.

But Hatch refused to back down, telling Schumer:

"No, I am going to keep it exactly the way it is. I mean, I hate to say it. I mean, I feel badly saying it between you and me. But I do know dumbass questions when I see dumbass questions."

Is this the real deal or what?

@ 01:04 PM (106 months, 12 days ago)
John Kerry Botox Ad

The Botox man.....John Kerry

@ 01:01 PM (106 months, 12 days ago)

Ok.. I have been forced to watch the news tonight and have been seeing all the sound bites.. is it me or does Kerry’s face suddenly resemble the smoothness of a high cost synthetic sex doll (at least that's they way they look in photos)?

Is it true that Kerry flip flops more than an epileptic hooker.

2005/7/19

How Hillary Clinton Controls the Media

@ 07:12 PM (106 months, 13 days ago)
John LeBoutillier
Monday, July 18, 2005

The Hillary War Machine has run a coordinated attack campaign against Ed Klein and his book "The Truth About Hillary," beginning before the book was even published or available for advance readings.
Team Hillary's major ally in this anti-Klein effort?

The so-called Mainstream Media (MSM) - comprising mostly East Coast elitist media institutions, i.e., CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Time magazine - are staffed with pro-Hillary zealots and acolytes who practice what is now known as "advocacy journalism." In other words, they use their media outposts to preach a leftist political agenda - in this case, defending their latest heroine, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

1. Beginning in April - two full months before the book's June 21 publication date - the Hillary War Machine, using cutouts, began faxing anti-Klein diatribes to New York state radio shows. I know this because one such radio host, Kevin Doran, up in Hornell, New York, interviewed me and told me, "I started receiving these faxes from some PR firm about a book I had never even heard of!"

2. Then, when the first excerpt of the book appeared on June 8 in Vanity Fair, a pro-Hillary front group, Media Matters, began rebutting and distorting things in the book.

3. As the book hit the bookstores on June 21, Ed Klein suddenly found himself canceled from a number of TV shows that had already booked him or indicated they were "strongly leaning" toward booking him, including "Good Morning America," Paula Zahn and Aaron Brown.

CNN and Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz reported that Team Hillary was telling these MSM TV shows and networks not to book Klein - or else face the consequences of unfriendly relations with Hillary from then on.

MSNBC's head, Rick Kaplan, a Clinton pal who overnighted in the Lincoln Bedroom, has banned Klein from appearing on any MSNBC shows.

(Team Hillary is also rounding up people to submit negative book reviews to Amazon - even if they have not read the book.)

4. Now comes the latest salvo from the Hillary War Machine: a new spin that the book - which has now been in the top ten on the New York Times best-seller list for three straight weeks - is actually "not doing well."

Friday afternoon, I was contacted by a Newsweek writer who told me: "I am surprised how badly the book is doing. It has fallen off quickly."

When I replied that Klein's book was doing very well given that Klein had been blackballed from network TV (except for Hannity & Colmes, Lou Dobbs and John Gibson), she replied: "Oh, he's had plenty of publicity. And the book isn't doing as well as 'Unfit for Command' (the Swift Boat vets' book of last year). It is sinking quickly."

Again I countered, "Yeah, but that book had $100 million worth of TV ads supporting it!"

Not coincidentally - and almost at the same time - Ed Klein was contacted by the New York Times for a piece in Sunday's Week in Review section. Within minutes of beginning this conversation, Klein knew the theme of the story: The book is not doing well.

The reporter, Edward Wyatt, repeated virtually everything the Newsweek reporter had said to me: The book's sales were poor and "falling quickly" and not as good as 'Unfit for Command.'

When Ed Klein countered that the book was now on the New York Times list for the third straight week, Wyatt blew that off and kept the focus on his Team Hillary-directed spin: The book is not doing that well. He used the exact same words as the Newsweek reporter: "drop-off," "sinking" and "fallen."

Clearly Team Hillary distributed a new set of Talking Points to their media lap dogs in the MSM.

The fact is "The Truth About Hillary" is a smash success. It has sold very well; Newsmax reports it to be the single best-selling book ever offered through the NewsMax online store.

The biggest story of the saga surrounding "The Truth About Hillary" is that it has exposed the fault lines in the media: the so-called MSM have shed any semblance of impartiality. The New York Times has shown itself to be the house organ of the Hillary for President campaign. And others follow suit just to curry favor with their latest leftist icon: Queen Hillary.




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Poll: Hillary Can't Be Commander in Chief

@ 07:08 PM (106 months, 13 days ago)
NewsMax.com Wires
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Is Hillary Clinton tough enough to be president?

That question is increasingly being asked as speculation mounts that the New York Senator will seek the Democratic nomination in 2008. A front-page story in USA Today - "Can Hillary be Elected Commander in Chief?" - explores the issue and features a poll that contains troubling news for Hillary and her supporters.
When respondents were asked if they would rate Clinton highly (4 or 5 on a 5-point scale):


Only 36 percent said she could handle the situation in Iraq if elected president.

Just 38 percent said she would effectively protect the country from terrorist attack.

59 percent thought Clinton is not strong on national security.

42 percent said she would use military force wisely as president.

56 percent doubted she could candle an international crisis.

Only half said she is a strong and decisive leader.
Overall, 37 percent said they "strongly disagree" or "somewhat disagree" with the statement "Hillary Clinton is tough enough to president."

Washington insiders say Clinton has been repositioning herself to beef up her standing among voters as a strong supporter of the military who could be an effective commander in chief.

She is the first New York senator to sit on the Armed Services Committee, and recently introduced legislation to boost the Army by 80,000 soldiers over the next four years.

She was nominated by the Pentagon - "with which her husband often had contentious relations, particularly on gays in the military - to serve on a blue-ribbon panel studying how to foster better cooperation among the military services," USA Today reports.

A recent study by National Journal showed Clinton's record on defense, foreign policy and economics last year made her the 34th most liberal senator, while in 2003 she had ranked ninth.

But critics say Clinton's recent shift smacks of a political makeover aimed at polishing her national security credentials before a 2008 run.

"I think these are absolutely newfound views," William Black, executive director of the anti-Clinton political action committee Stop Her Now, told USA Today.

"This is someone coming from an administration that had open disdain for the military.

"Her whole involvement in getting on the Armed Services Committee is a calculated political ploy to burnish up her national security and defense credentials. She certainly didn't seem to care a whit about the military before."

Some GOP analysts say Hillary's decision not to divorce her husband after he admitted having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, which garnered sympathy from voters during her run for the Senate, could raise questions about her toughness if she seeks the White House.

"She's going to have a problem in reconciling voters' pity for her plight as first lady with seeing her as a figure with heft on foreign policy and defense issues," said GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway.

"That's the nagging underpinning that nobody likes to talk about, the 800-pound gorilla on her back."

2005/7/15

Sandy Berger

@ 01:34 PM (106 months, 18 days ago)
NICE TO SEE THIS REVISITED...NOW THIS IS A SECURITY BREACH!!!!!


YET THE DEMS KEEP GOING AFTER ROVE...SORE LOOOOOOSERS!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:03 p.m. EDT
Sandy Berger's Sentencing Postponed

Sentencing for former Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty in April to stealing and destroying top secret terrorism documents from the National Archives, has been delayed, NewsMax.com has learned.



Asked why Berger wasn't sentenced as scheduled on Friday, July 8, a Justice Department spokesman told NewsMax on Tuesday that Berger's sentencing has been postponed till September.


The spokesman declined to offer an explanation for the delay.

Repeated calls asking about the postponement to Berger's lawyer, Washington, D.C., attorney Lanny Breuer, went unreturned.

Federal District Court's U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson, who is presiding over the Berger case, also did not return a call inquiring about its disposition.

After Justice Department prosecutor Noel Hillman allowed Berger to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, he requested what some consider an extraordinarily light sentence given the gravity of the crime - a $10,000 fine, a three-year suspension of Berger's security clearance and no jail time.

The recommendation for leniency was in stark contrast with the comments of Deputy Attorney General James Comey, who suggested after the document theft story broke that Berger could be headed to jail.

"We take issues of classified information very, very seriously," Comey told reporters, before adding, "All felonies in the federal system bring with them the promise of jail time, that's all I can say about that."

Prosecutor Hillman's recommendation would still have to be approved by Magistrate Robinson, a prospect that is expected but not assured.

Under Justice Department guidelines, Berger's misdemeanor plea could still yield a $100,000 fine and a year in prison.

Since the announcement of Berger's light sentence, several online petitions have sprung up, urging Magistrate Robinson to impose a stiffer penalty.

It's not clear whether the delay in Berger's sentencing has anything to do with a reluctance on Robinson's part to accept Hillman's recommendation.

2005/7/13

France.......Terror Alert!

@ 10:50 AM (106 months, 20 days ago)
...AP has reported that the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from Run to Hide. The only two higher levels in France are Surrender and Collaborate. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing their military.

Robin Williams Peace Plan

@ 10:49 AM (106 months, 20 days ago)
You gotta love Robin Williams...... Even if he's nuts! Leave it to
Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan. What we need now is for

our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.

Robin Williams' plan....(Hard to argue with this logic!) I see a lot of
people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So,

here's one plan."

1..) "The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their
affairs, past & present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Tojo,

Noriega, Milosevic, Hussein, and the rest of those 'good ole boys,' We

will never "interfere" again.

2..) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with
Germany, South Korea, the Middle East, and the Philippines. They don't

want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one allowed

sneaking through holes in the fence.

3..) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and
leave.  We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder

will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where

they are..

They're illegal!!! France will welcome them.
4..) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90
days unless given a special permit!!!!!!!! No one from a terrorist

nation will be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it

yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone.

We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.
5..) No foreign "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers.

If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.

6..) The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy
wise. This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy but

will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The

caribou will have to cope for a while.

7..) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel!
for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go

somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells

filling up the storage sites would be enough.)

8..) If ther e is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we

will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds,

rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is

stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very

little, if anything.


9..) Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We don't

need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building

would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.

10.) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one
can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The Language we speak is

ENGLISH.....learn it...or LEAVE.....

Now, isn't that a winner of a plan?
"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your
tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling,

'You want a piece of me?' "