October 29, 2005

How Relevant in Cindy Sheehan?

Cindy Sheehan held a press conference at the National Press Club yesterday morning. You can see for yourself how the turnout was.

It would seem the luster has worn off.

Couple that with Cindy blasting Hillary this week and my guess is the left is pretty well done exploiting her.

October 28, 2005

Top 11 Scooter Libby Lies.

This is from Nihilist in Golf Pants,

11. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Judith Miller.”
10. “The word ‘is’ can really have multiple meanings.”
9. “I’m convinced that the nomination of Harriet Miers will unite the Republican base.”
8. “Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame are great public servants who have no political agenda whatsoever.”
7. “Sure I was on the Vikings Sex Cruise, but I was on the good boat.”
6. “ ‘Scooter’ is too a good nickname for an adult.”
5. “Congratulations on the fact that no illegal leaks have come from this grand jury investigation.”
4. “You’re damn right I could beat the crap out of Al Franken.”
3. “I’m the real brains behind the operation. Karl Rove is overrated.”
2. “I was runner-up the year JFK Jr. was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.”
1. “The Vikings can still win the NFC North.”

Prosecutorial Irony

Does anyone else find it Ironic that the press has been in full out insanity mode over what Special Prosecutor Lynch will do in the secret grand jury? They are covering a story about a supposed leak and couting on leaks to get of their information from a secret grand jury?

I find that odd.

On the way to the office this morning, I heard the ABC news report on this mornings speculation, as usual they were talking about The leak of a covert CIA operative. Why do they keep on saying this when it is widely known she was not covert for 6 years before this story even broke? The law only protects covert staus for 5 year for goodness sakes. So get this newsies, she was not covert. Everybody knew she worked for the CIA for cryin out loud. And her hubby has been proved to be a liar on EVERYTHING he said regarding Niger and the State of the union 16 words. And this side of the story is completely ignored by the liberal press.

Just another example of how the press is in full-blown we are finally gonna get Bush mode. I fail to see how anyone could possibly see behavior like this and still deny the leftist media bias. This is truly nothing more than speculation, not news. And a poll in the last day or two showed only about 10% of the people knew or cared anything about this story. There is no other explanation for this type of behavior, none.
Update: VP Cheney's Chief of Staff Indicted for Obstruction of Justice. Libby did the right thing and resigned. Funny though, a quick search on the words Rove Possible Indictment yieled 693,00 matches and nothing there. Rove was the red-meat the left wanted so this must be a bad result for them.

October 27, 2005

Tax the rich...

Several times this week i have spoken to people who went on and on about tax cuts, and the rich not paying their fair share. Typical liberal montra. If you say it enough people will start to believe it.

For the record, in 2003:
  • The top 1% of earners shouldered 34.27% of the tax burden.
  • The top 10% of earners chipped in 65.84% of the bill.
  • the top 50% of earners paid 96.54% of the was for the 3.46% that paid the other 50%.

So for the record. The top % pay their share, so find a new talking point!

The thing is, everyone I tell this to stares at me with the wide eyed wonder of someone hearing something for the first time. Funny how the whole story can change a mind.


In case you had not seen it, shown here are the touched and untouched photos of Condi Rice published on 10-19. Just another stunning example of right-wing bias (sorry I just fell off my chair laughing).

USA Today should be ashamed of what they did. They offered the following as an explanation:

The photo of Condoleezza Rice that originally accompanied this story was altered in a manner that did not meet USA TODAY's editorial standards. The photo has been replaced by a properly adjusted copy. Photos published online are routinely cropped for size and adjusted for brightness and sharpness to optimize their appearance. In this case, after sharpening the photo for clarity, the editor brightened a portion of Rice's face, giving her eyes an unnatural appearance. This resulted in a distortion of the original not in keeping with our editorial standards.

Racine Unified Trumpets Tax Rate

Racine Unified Schools are expending great energy blowing their own horn over the lowest tax rate in years at $6.76, down from $7.62 last year.

A basic tax lesson for those who do not understand that while they are trying to make this sound like a tax decrease, nothing could be farther from the truth.

The tax levy is the important issue, divide that by the assessed property value, and you get the rate.

My property is assessed higher by some $26,000 this year. Comparing the new rate will still mean an 8% increase in the amount of tax I owe for RUSD this year. Yes, the lower rate will result in an 8% increase. So much for RUSD's claim that the 2nd referendum they passed just kept spending at the same rate.

Now someone, anyone, please explain to me how this is a decrease.

RUSD should cut out the bad, PR and speak the truth for a change. while many people in Racine, are products of Racine schools, some of us went to school elsewhere and are smart enough to figure this shell game out.

Who's Next?

I could speculate on the next SCOTUS nominee, but Jessica McBride did it so well just check her out and chat it up back here.

Harriet Miers Withdraws, Shame on the Right.

By now of course the news of Harriet Miers withdrawing from her SOCTUS nomination is old news. I was about 5 minutes away from a keyboard this morning when I first heard the news, I also had a very busy day and have not had an opportunity to comment until now.

Every conservative I have heard today (not many I admit), has been doing hootie hoos and high fives over Miers decision. Did she do this on her own, or did Bush ask her to withdraw? I have no idea, my gut tells me Bush asked her to pull out, and I am sorry he did.

My voice will most likely differ greatly from most Conservatives out there. My stance on judicial nominees for years is that they deserve a vote, up or down, in committee and if they pass that in the full Senate. Harriet Miers was never really given the opportunity to interview for the job before the American people. And that dear people is a shame.

The President, no matter from what party, deserves the opportunity to appoint qualified persons to judicial seats. It is the job of the Senate to advise and consent. It is not the job of Bill Kristol, or Ann Coulter, or Charlie Sykes, or Mark Belling, or Rhandi Rhodes, or NARAL to apply that much pressure within the process. Opinion is opinion, but Harriet Miers was never really given an opportunity to show us her qualifications, or lack thereof, to hold a seat on the Supreme Court.

I would of rather seen a no-brainer strict constitutionalist nominee myself, but if I am to be consistent I must say the President can nominate whoever the heck he wants. We should place pressure on our duly elected representatives after we know enough about the nominee, not in knee-jerk reaction before we know.

I didn't know diddle about John Roberts before his Senate Hearings, but he impressed me so much during that process, I could not think of a better nominee.

I hope the right and the left will give the next nominee a chance. In my view, the right behaved liked spoiled children throwing a tantrum throughout this whole process. I expect more out of them.

October 25, 2005

Cindy goes too far.

This is not going to sit well....

"I believe that any candidate who supports the war should not receive our support," Sheehan said Tuesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It doesn't matter if they're Senator Clinton or whoever."...

"After she met with me, she said she has to make sure our sons didn't die in vain," Sheehan said. "That is a totally Republican talking point."

Clinton campaign spokeswoman Ann Lewis declined to comment on Sheehan's criticism.

Another Leftie Convicted

Another leftie convicted, nobody cares.

Righties may be indicted (Accused not convicted) The press is in an uproar.

New Blog Welcome

Our pal Still Unreal is starting his blog.

Check it out here. Will add to links later.

Reality Check

Tired of Junk Mail?

A public service announcement. Did you know most of those junk mails and credit card applications get your information by buying it from credit reporting agencies?

You can have your name removed from those lists here.

October 24, 2005

Howard Dean does it again.

Howard Dean, kept is rhetoric in check of late, but alas he is at it again. His latest, "I'm tired of the ayatollahs of the right wing," Dean said. "We're fighting for freedom in Iraq. We're going to fight for freedom in America."

Howie, why don't you crawl under a rock and then drop it on your huge ego?

That was only one quote from the ridiculous little chat at a Maine fund raiser for party faithful. America is free Mr. Dean. Thankfully, your candidacy went no where, so we are free from your out of control hate speech.

This man has been nothing but an embarrasment to the Democratic party, and the political process as a whole. There used to be a hint of decorum in the American political system, any sense of that is pretty well gone from the Democratic party. Between Dean, Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Nancy Pelosi and all of other screaming hate heads on the left I've just about had it.

An interesting post went on over at Right from the right over the last couple of days. The blog made the point that the left had no message, no policy at all. As usual lefties crawled out from woodwork and copied and pasted position points right out of the DNC website, see we have positions. That's the problem, you never want to talk about them. All your leadership does is go out and issue trite little sound bites attacking the other side.

The politics of personal destruction is running amuck! I made the point earlier how Ronnie Earle is so hell bent on Getting Tom Delay for supposedly moving around $190,000 in 2002. The thing is Texas Dems in the same county did exactly the same thing at exactly the same time, nobody gives a flying rats rip about that though. Earle has said publicly he was out to get Delay. This prosecutor is on a personal vendetta, and the left (and their willing press) just want to ignore that little bit of information.

The Dems may have an agenda, but all they want to do is bash and attack, and use the courts to make ridiculous accusations. You see, innocent until proven guilty means nothing to the left when they are accusing the right. They have no time for the legal process to run its normal course. By that time you see they will have lost another election.

But you know what, it aint a gonna work. The people see through your tactics. The voting public is not going to let you get away with it. They see you blasting Conservatives then pretending to be them at election time.

Get a clue, clean up your own house and present some well reasoned positions before the American public. You might just pick up a seat or two. But as long as you are under the leadership of hatemongers like Howard Dean, you are going to become even less significant than you are today.

Ok you lefties, come on blast me for calling Dean a hate monger. He has said, "I hate Republicans all of them." If using hate in the sentence isn't hate speech I do not know what is.

Walker announces Vote reform package

Milwaukee County Executive and Candidate for Governor Scott Walker has just announced his platform to reform the voting process. He is calling it get REAL.

  • Require photo ID to vote and require training for election officials
  • End same day voter registration
  • Absentee voters must have a reason to vote absentee
  • Legitimate use of voter registration drives. (eliminate pay per signature)

I'll hold back on my opinion for now. Your thoughts?