Saturday, November 20, 2004

Weekend Musings

Quote of the Day

James Carville, twelve days before the election: “If we can’t win this damn election, with a Democratic Party more unified than ever before, with us having raised as much money as the Republicans, with 55% of the country believing we’re heading in the wrong direction, with our candidate having won all three debates, and with our side being more passionate about the outcome than theirs — if we can’t win this one, then we can’t win s**t! And we need to completely rethink the Democratic Party.”

Let the rethinking begin.

French Terror Alert

AP and UPI 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 raised alert was precipitated by the recent fire which destroyed one

of Frances' white flag factories, disabling their military.

Fallujah Outrage My Ass

I understand that Muslims are a bit upset that an injured insurgent was shot in a Mosque in Fallujah. Tell you what. There's a lot of Marines who are upset about being shot at from Mosques. When insurgents attack American forces from Mosques, those buildings cease being a Mosque. They become an enemy stronghold. When the world's Muslims show one-half the concern for the actions of their brethren that they express over the actions of American and coalition forces maybe we'll start paying some attention.

The Pentagon says that it's concerned how this video is going to play in the Arab world. At this point, who gives a damn? The Arab world is quite proud of the videos it shows of Arabs cutting heads off Americans. They seem to handle that quite well. They even celebrate it. Let them be angered. We're angered too. When they start to adopt some semblance of civilized behavior maybe we'll start being more concerned about their feelings.

The rules of war, the Geneva Convention, do not protect soldiers who are not wearing their own country's uniforms. To get the protection of rules, you have to play by the rules.

Terrorists are not enemy soldiers covered by the rules of war. Nor should they be. They observe no rules.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations can all talk about "the Geneva Convention." But that agreement on the rules of war has never applied to combatants not wearing the uniform of any country that is a party to the Geneva Convention.

Terrorists wear no uniform and show no mercy, as they have repeatedly demonstrated by beheading innocent civilians, including women.

Why any such terrorists should be captured alive in the first place is a real question. Maybe they have information that could be useful. But every terrorist our troops try to capture alive increases the risk of death for American combat troops.

It is more than enough to ask a man to put his life on the line for his country, without needlessly increasing those risks by trying to be nobler than thou or playing to the international gallery. The very fact that this Marine in Fallujah has been taken out of combat and is under investigation can only have an inhibiting effect on other troops.

The inhibitions under which American troops have already had to fight have needlessly jeopardized their safety while we tiptoe around the delicate sensibilities of the media, European critics and "the Arab street."

The Times of London refers to a Marine "killing an unarmed man in cold blood." If that was his purpose he could have opened fire when he entered the room, instead of waiting until he saw an Iraqi terrorist faking being dead -- for what purpose the Marine had no way of knowing.

We cannot fight wars to please The Times of London or the other nay-sayers and nit-pickers that have been against us from the beginning. There is no point trying to appease people who are not going to be appeased anyway. And to do so at an increased risk to American lives would be criminal.

Are you ready for some football????????

Can it get any better than this? It’s RIVAL WEEKEND!

FloridaFlorida State

Ohio StateMichigan


South Carolina—Clemson




North Carolina—Duke


Ya just gotta love this time of year if you’re a football fan. From now until about mid-January one can sit in their living room and OD on football, both college and Pro. Add the beginning of NBA and college hoops—be still my heart!

From Neal Boortz:

The media is attacking Condi attacking her with political cartoons that are beyond racist (see below). You can only imagine what would happen if a conservative cartoonist created a cartoon using basic black stereotypes to make fun of a black Democratic nominee? The liberal lynch mobs would be out front with pitch forks before the second edition came out. The cartoonists are demeaning a black conservative now ... so not a peep.

Will race pimps like Jesse Jackson be defend Condoleezza Rice? How about Al "The Liar" Sharpton? Will the useless NAACP come to her defense? Will other so-called "civil rights" groups and race warlords hail the importance of her appointment as the first black female secretary of state? What about the National Organization for Women? Will NOW be celebrating this appointment? You know the answer to all of these questions ... and that answer is not only "no," but "hell no." Of course not, and the reason is simple: these groups were never about protecting anyone's rights except those of liberal Democrats.

Never forget...there are two sets of rules not only for the media, but for the civil rights hacks out there. One set for the Democrats and one for Republicans.


Isn’t still amazing to anyone what kind of impact Alan Greenspan has on the market?

Linda Ronstadt:

Has anyone else noticed that the fatter Linda gets the dumber she gets? At this point in her life about the best thing we could do is install lights on her sides and consider her a singing Goodyear Blimp with message board to boot.