December 10, 2005


New blogger Peter has an excellent and outrageous post up I would advise you all to go see.

Selective Outrage Inouye Style

Senator Daniel Inouye is out with a statement today in regards to the GOP ad featuring a waving surrender flag.

"The Republican Party’s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from the problems in Iraq. It may improve the President’s political fortunes, but the American people and our troops will pay the price. I hope that President Bush realizes how shameful it is to play politics when what we really need is leadership, and that he will direct his Party to take down this ad immediately."

This statement is almost funny.

Senator Inouye is worried the GOP is playing politics? Tell me Senator exactly what has your party been up to? Additionally Senator what does that ad do? Does it paint your party in a bad light? All they did was repeat your party leaders words in their own voices. Are you unhappy with what they said? Seems to me you should take that up with the people who came out with those quotes, not the ones who imposed a white flag over their comments.

I guess republican politics are offensive and democratic politics are not. I wonder how Inouye feels about this?

Wisconsin Vs USFDA

So Peg Goldschlager is suing the FDA over the abortion pill saying it is taking too long to get approved?

Anything wrong with this picture?


Peg seems more worried about abortion than cancer or alzheimers or heart disease or AIDS or any other disease. Abortion is apparently the big cure needed in Wisconsin, not enough of those going on. She is playing the victim card on this saying it is needed for rape victims, I do not buy it.

Another point, why does the fact that a state government is suing the federal government seem like a monumental waste of tax dollars and court time to me?

I wonder if Van Hollen, Bucher or Falk would file this suit? I know Van Hollen's and Bucher's people read this, so they can speak up for themselves. Would one of you readers who has better contacts that I forward this to the Falk folks, Jay? Scott? Badgervan?

One more Howard Dean Comment.

Something has been tickling at the back of mind all week about the Howard Dean this is a war we can not win comment, and I just put my finger on it.

Where did he come out and say this? San Antonio, Texas that is where.

I used to live in Texas, let me tell you something it just is not smart to say something like that there. In a State that many think of as a country unto its own, sending a message that anyone, anywhere, can kick your butt, it is just not part of the mind-set.

If Howard Dean wanted to go out and say what he said, would it not of been better received in San Francisco, perhaps Portland? How about somewhere in the North East?

I can not think of a worse place to say something like that than Texas. Cut and run may be popular in some parts of the country but I can assure you Texas aint one of them. Ever seen a gun-rack on the back of a tricycle?

December 9, 2005

Dem to Dean: SHUT UP!

I could not of put this better:

Pomeroy to Howard Dean:Shut up

Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy is accusing Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean of overstepping his bounds, saying the former presidential candidate should not give up on the war in Iraq.

On Monday, Dean likened the war in Iraq to Vietnam and said, "The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong."

"My words to Howard Dean are simple - shut up," Pomeroy told WDAY Radio in North Dakota on Thursday.

Pomeroy later told the Associated Press that he is tired "of the overblown rhetoric on both sides."

"We have young men and women with their lives on the line," he added. "The debate has fallen far short of what they deserve."

Pomeroy said Dean wasn't representing Democrats like him when he discussed the war.

"He is not hired to make major policy announcements on behalf of all the Democrats," Pomeroy said. "As our party chairman I believe he needs to focus on the nuts and bolts of winning elections."

Dean backtracked on his statements somewhat Thursday, saying his assertion that the United States cannot win the war was reported "a little out of context," and that Democrats believe a new U.S. strategy is needed to succeed there.

A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee declined to comment on Pomeroy's remarks.

Pomeroy said he also is frustrated with Republicans who have politicized the war and a recent House debate on Iraq that became heated and angry. During that debate, Ohio Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt implied that Democratic Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., was a "coward" because he called for troops to pull out of Iraq. Schmidt later said her remark about Murtha was a mistake.

"I thought the debate on the House floor was shameful," Pomeroy said. "It was loud, strident and partisan."

Pomeroy, who has visited Iraq three times, said he believes the United States must stay in the country for now to achieve progress on national security, the creation of a stable government and the establishment of a functioning economy.

December 8, 2005

Carnival of the Badger XVII

Aaron has this weeks Carnival of the Badger up. Me thinks his undies are a bit tight this week!

Next weeks carnival will be held, well here.

I expect all of you regular readers to submit a post. Use the handy dandy submission form.

Our theme next week.... Let us just say Happy Holidays shall not be permitted. This is the Carnival of the Badger CHRISTMAS pagent.

You know the Packer season is over...

When people actually care about winter baseball roster moves.

December 7, 2005

The Party of Intollerance?

Ann Coulter was shouted down at a speech tonight she was giving at UConn. Boos and jeers casued her to cut her speech short after about 15 minutes.

What is it with these campus radicals? They invite her to speak, and this happens? Yet Cindy Sheehan is coming to campus, and no outrage at all. Will she be booed? Perhaps a little but not to this extent.

My point is the party of compassion and free speech is coming unglued at the edges and starting to fall apart. For cryin out loud, they invited the woman and then treated her like that? That is just wrong. It is rude, and really shows no class.

So what is the rule now, only one voice allowed on campus? That seems to be the rule.

So go ahead, tell me I am over-reaching, keep turning a blind eye.

Jim Hanks, my new hero.

Dateline: Venice, Florida.

300 residents recently gathered to dedicate a statue to Gunther-Gebel Williams, legendary animal trainer of the Ringling Brothers circus, a Venice resident for some 33 years.

Well five PETA protestors showed up saying how he mistreated and beat animals. (I am sure they witnessed said abuse).

Local Sheriff Jim Hanks, said nope, it aint gonna happen. When asked why they would not be allowed to protest he said, and i quote, "Because I said so. Sue me later"

Of course people have a right to protest, but kudos to the sheriff for standing up for common sense. This man was a beloved figure in the community and much of his family was present. They deserved their moment, and Jim Hanks saw fit that they had it.

Peta of course is trying to put up a statue of 12-foot crying shackled elephant. These guys really have no class at all.

Over the top rhetoric hurting '06 chances?

Apparently, I've been right all along, from the Washington Post.

Strong antiwar comments in recent days by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean have opened anew a party rift over Iraq, with some lawmakers warning that the leaders' rhetorical blasts could harm efforts to win control of Congress next year.

Several Democrats joined President Bush yesterday in rebuking Dean's declaration to a San Antonio radio station Monday that "the idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong.

"The critics said that comment could reinforce popular perceptions that the party is weak on military matters and divert attention from the president's growing political problems on the war and other issues. "Dean's take on Iraq makes even less sense than the scream in Iowa: Both are uninformed and unhelpful," said Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.), recalling Dean's famous election-night roar after stumbling in Iowa during his 2004 presidential bid.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) and Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), the second-ranking House Democratic leader, have told colleagues that Pelosi's recent endorsement of a speedy withdrawal, combined with her claim that more than half of House Democrats support her position, could backfire on the party, congressional sources said.

December 6, 2005

The Global Warming Debate, Cartoon Style

Code Pink Picks New Target

From the NY Daily News.

WASHINGTON - Anti-war activists furious with Sen. Hillary Clinton are vowing to bird-dog her everywhere she goes, starting with a swanky Manhattan fund-raiser tonight.
Clinton's letter last week clarifying her position on Iraq - which included rejecting a timetable for withdrawal - fanned the anger of some war opponents, who decided to launch a campaign

against New York's junior senator.
"We're calling it Bird-Dog Hillary," said Medea Benjamin of the peace group Codepink.
"I'm so mad at her," said Nancy Kricorian, Codepink's New York City coordinator. "We will dog her wherever she goes."

Why do I think code pink will regret picking on the Clintons? Somehow I find this funny though.

December 5, 2005

Let's play chase the headline shall we?

I just thought of this game, it might be my new favorite.

Let us see how different news organizations are handling the Delay news today.

Yahoo News: DeLay's money laundering charges upheld


FoxNews: Judge Tosses DeLay Conspiracy Charges

CBS News: Judge Upholds Some DeLay Charges

NBC News: Money-laundering charges against DeLay upheld

ABC News: Delay's Money Laundering Charges Upheld.

NewsMax: Judge Tosses DeLay Conspiracy Charge

Daily Kos: Bad news for DeLay

Michelle Malkin: THE DELAY CASE

I reckon that's enough for now, feel free to add your own headlines.

Funny, I thought the real loser here was prosecutor Earl. It took him what, 3 grand juries to get that conspiracy charge, and the judge tossed it aside like garbage. I said at the time it was crap and was lambasted for it. I expect engraved apologies.

Kind of interesting what you see from the news coverage though isn't it? Not really, I kind of knew what i was going to find before I even looked. Michelle Malkin played it down the middle, everyone else you would think left was left, and everyone you would think right was right.

Dean: US Won't Win in Iraq; RDW: Dems will not win any National Elections under Dean Leadership.

On a radio interview in San Antonio Howard “Primal Scream” Dean said the following: “The idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong."

Way to show your optimism and support of the troops Howie. Dean also said the Democratic plan on the war is “coalescing, and is likely to include several proposals.”

Coalescing. As my more left leaning posters keep telling me I am a couple fries short of a happy meal let us consult Webster on that shall we? Coalescing: To come together so as to form one whole; unite.

So what Chairman Dean is saying is that despite all the sniping on the war from his party after all this time they do not have a plan? For all of their saying this is wrong and that is wrong you mean they do not have a plan to fix things? Oh yeah, cut and run.

From every possible metric we are winning this war. The vast majority of the country is safe, there are unsafe regions where terrorists, I refuse to use insurgents, are trying to assert their will on the reform process. They are losing and will lose. The only way we can lose this war is to capitulate to defeatists like Dean and pull out.

They continue to refuse to admit successes in Iraq wishing only to accentuate troop loses and even unsuccessful attacks.

I am going to suggest something completely radical now so check your outrage at the door. Would it not be more beneficial to our country for the left to help us find ways to end this war successfully rather than trying to find reasons to snipe, complain and obstruct?

I’ll clue you folks on the left in on something here; nobody likes a quitter. Under the leadership of people like Howard Dean, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi that is what you guys sound like, quitters.

I’ll clue you in on something else. George W. Bush is not running for re-election any more. You might want to start pretending to be leaders instead of complainers trying to ‘coalesce’ an opinion.
Then again I am just a right-wing-nut so what do I know? Go ahead, keep whining and we’ll keep winning.

A brilliant point.

From Where I Sit makes a simple and brilliant point about the Milwaukee Council's plan to place a referendum on Iraq on the next ballot. He writes:

In supporting a Milwaukee referendum against the U.S. presence in Iraq, Ms. Marcia Thurnbauer wrote in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that local residents have a right to voice their concern because, as she states, “As of mid-November, 50 Wisconsin service men and women have been killed in Iraq.”

On the other hand, by mid-October 100 men and women had been murdered right here in Milwaukee.

I wonder when a referendum against that will go on the city ballot?