Monday, January 30, 2006

Stuck in the '70s

The MSM has been in rerun mode since 2000: rerun the Bush41 years, rerun the 70's, rerun Vietnam. You can imagine my glee at the appearance of this column by Barone today!...T
"We can learn from history, and each decade has something to teach us. But we can't repeat history, because so many things change. Not many Americans, if they could vote for a decade to go back to, would vote for the 1970s. But for many in the mainstream press and for many Democratic politicians, it's always sometime between 1970 and 1980, and they're forever young.
The public isn't buying it. Enough with the bellbottom pants and the disco music, most Americans seem to be saying." Click here for full article:

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The White House Press Corps

Well, I've been away for awhile, but this one brought me back. The MSM has lost their collective mind!...T
"Hamas sweeps to victory. Iran is on the brink of nuclear weapons acquisition. Syria's president is quite likely the man who put the hit on a Lebanese leader. New reports on Saddam's WMD.
And the White House press corps has already asked two questions about pictures of the president with Jack Abramoff.
Is this really the best the MSM can do?" Click here for article

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Plague of Success

The Paradox of Ever-Increasing Expectations.

Dead on. We have won spectacular success, so much so, that like in Churchill's case, the left and the MSM can change the subject, unless we stay on offense...T

"Apparently due to the success of George Bush at keeping the United States secure, he, not Osama bin Laden, can now more often be the target of a relieved Left -- deserving of assassination in an Alfred Knopf novel, an overseer of Nazi policies according to a U.S. senator, a buffoon, and rogue in the award-winning film of Michael Moore. Yes, because we did so well against the real enemies, we soon had the leisure to invent new imaginary ones in Bush/Cheney, Halliburton, the Patriot Act, John Ashcroft, and Scooter Libby."

Few Americans remember that nearly 750 Americans were killed in a single day in a training exercise for D-Day, or that during the bloody American retreat back from the Yalu River in late 1950 thousands of our frozen dead were sent back stacked in trucks like firewood. Our grandparents in the recent past endured things that would make the present ordeal in Iraq seem almost pedestrian — and did all that with the result that a free Germany could now release terrorists or prosperous South Korean youth could damn the United States between their video games.

Instead, we of the present think that we have reinvented the rules of war and peace anew. After Grenada, Panama, Gulf War I, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and the three-week war to remove Saddam, we decreed from on high that there simply were to be no fatalities in the American way of war. If there were, someone was to be blamed, censured, or impeached — right now! Click here for full article

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Kerry to "Fight" again in 2008!

Hillary Clinton is a "fresh face"? John Kerry is a "fighter"? Heck, why don't the Dems just nominate Howard Dean and call him a "sober statesman"?...T
"He's continuing the fight he began in 2004," said Kerry spokesman David Wade. "He wants to make it very clear he's a fighter who is going to continue to fight for his agenda." . .
Despite such political spadework, Kerry can expect an uphill fight in 2008. . . . In 2008, Democrats will probably be eager for a fresh face, said Thigpen, citing New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead in early polls and her ability to raise large sums of money.
"There's not a lot of fire out there for Kerry," he said. Click here for full article