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Thursday, June 29, 2006

The clock is ticking

...on the regime of Evo Morales, the pro-Chavez President of Bolivia.

You can resist any revolution, you can quash any rebellion, but as the rulers of the Ukraine and Lebanon found out, you can't fight the Protest Babes.

"Whiskey, Democracy, Sexy", indeed.

Update: "Is there a Global War On Ugliness? 'Cause if there is, I think we're winning."

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Quis custodiet ipso custodes?

"Who are they who watch the watchmen?"

Tom Macguire asks this question of the New York Times, and the Times comes up rather short.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Remind me again,

which party is the "big tent" party?

Heaven knows Dubya's been tripping over his own shoelaces these past two years, aided and abetted by a GOP leadership in Congress that makes the Keystone Kops look like SWAT. And unless the Dems realize their constituency reaches beyond Kos, they're about to commit one of the greatest political miscues since Gore's 2000 campaign.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


"What bothers me is that I haven't seen one recent story dedicated to the heroism of our troops given such consistent prominence in The Times or other leading papers. Nor have I read a front-page headline about a military medal ceremony and the story behind it, although every year I see front-page treatment in The Times of who wins the Oscars...Whose values dictate that winning a Navy Cross is less important than a Pulitzer, an Oscar or a PEN award?"


Excerpt over at Cox & Forkum, full text here (Use Mozilla and BugMeNot).

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Can't have it both ways.

"Then again, if one wanted to argue that al-Qaida would not be in Iraq if we were not, one had to confront the fact that Zarqawi was actually there first. "

- Christopher Hitchens

Read the whole thing

Thursday, June 15, 2006


"And I need not remind you that no one was ever killed by a 226 kilogram laser-guided Dane."

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Lazy. Pure laziness.

"Because from the perspective of local media, there's really only four templates for the Iraq story: unit leaves; unit comes home; someone's hurt really bad and dies; and a wife of a reservist or guard member who's getting screwed over by the mortgage lending company."

Read the whole thing

Via Instapundit.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Godspeed, good luck and keep your head down

Bill Roggio's embedded with the Princess Pat's in Afghanistan.

Give 'em hell, and come back alive.

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Monday, June 12, 2006

I didn't leave the party, they left me

Seth Swirksy is one of many that are wondering just how big the Democrat's big tent is. The message is clear : If you're center-right, there's no place for you in the current Democratic party. History is filled with Democrats like Truman and Roosevelt who were unabashedly pro-American, pro-Democracy and pro-human rights, and their legacy, along with Scoop Jackson and Sam Nunn's tireless work for freedom at home and abroad, is quickly being erased from the history books. I want a choice, I don't want one party to dictate my political options. The Democrats need to realize that if democracy works here, it might, MIGHT just work in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt and Barhain as well, and make that, and not cowardly retreat, the foundation of their foreign policy.

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Heir apparent, no more

In all the hub-bub over what the the death of Zarqawi means to the war in Iraq, here's a look at the bigger picture.

With bin Laden slowly wasting away due to kidney failure, and al-Zawahiri being a spiritual and not military leader, Zarqawi was definitely a prime contender (if not de facto figurehead) of radical Islam's most notorious faction.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation..."

...are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win."

Michael Moore - April, 2004.

"The hell you say".

Task Force 415 - June, 2006.

Good job, guys.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

As Elvis Costello once said,

And as I walked on
Through troubled times

My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

'Cause each time I feel it slippin' away, just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

The Crunchy Con Blog asks that exact same question to the "Moderate Muslims" out there.

This quote at the end was particularly damning:
"Funny, but whenever liberals I know say there is no difference between Islamic fundamentalists and Christian fundamentalists, I ask them if they had to choose, would they prefer to ride on an airplane piloted by graduates of Bob Jones University, or graduates of a Pakistani madrassa?"

I served with some Bob Jones graduates in Costa Rica. If they're the same as the Taliban, I'll eat my hat.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Heroism, defined.

While the bloody slugfest of Omaha Beach gets a lot of press these days (I wonder what today's media would have written about that battle: "Allies clinging to thin sliver of beaches, taking fearful losses!"), it's important to remember that D-Day was an international effort, and somehow managed to be successful without the backing of the U.N.

Remembering Juno Beach, the second-most heavily defended beach on Normandy. And depsite that, a troop from the 1st Armoured Hussars was the only unit on D-Day to achieve it's objective.

Heroes, all.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Piling on

Look, when your "exposé" on how the 2004 election was stolen gets taken apart into small, quivering pieces by Mother Jones, NPR, and a leading Democratic pollster, maybe it wasn't a good idea.

And even if the 2004 election was stolen in Ohio, that would have meant Kerry won the electoral vote, and lost the popular vote.

Dems 2000 - "Screw the electoral vote, only the popular vote matters!"
Dems 2006 - "Screw the popular vote, only the electoral vote matters!"

Waffling, indeed.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Power play

For years, the GOP has told minorities that tend to vote Democratic they should give voting Republican a shot, if for no other reason than leverage with the Dems, "If you don't give us what we want, we're out of here!".

So, does the same apply to the Religious Right?

How come,

there's not more outcry over illegal immigration from the protectionist wing of the Democratic Party?

The reason not to outsource / encourage free trade is that it sends American jobs out of the country.

And this differs from illegal immigrants from other countries coming here to take American jobs?

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