Saturday, October 21, 2006

Campaigning

Reading over at Observations picked this thought up:


Negative campaigning rules the day. Once one candidate employs negative ads, his or her opponent has little choice but to respond in kind. The result is that the American voter is attacked by a barrage of negative ads devoid of discussion of relevant and important issues. Is it any wonder, then, that we have the people we have in elected office?

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I've been thinking about this same thing for awhile now. Is there one candidate or could there ever be one candidate (left or right) that could win an election (on any level) only using their own strong points and no negativity? This seems a two point question. Point 1 is there a candidate now or in the future that WILL run without using the 'tricks' that politicians use to win and smear the other guy. Point 2 is there a chance said person could win any election without using smear and such?


Maybe one day we'll get to find out. If I ever run for office, I hope I would be able to use the issues and my positions on them to get the votes, but since I'm not running, it's easier for me to say that.


Also, this little snippet:


Final comment on the election: The Republicans have done nothing to deserve being kept in the majority in the House and Senate, but the Democrats have done nothing to deserve replacing them.

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This seems a popular thought on blogs on the right, yet these same blogs will quickly be able to give you the list of republican 'goods' that the democrats wouldn't have done. If you can defend your party (and do it well I might add) then what makes you think they didn't DESERVE it? All of the accomplishments that the republicans have put through since 9/11 are still accomplishments even when scandals break just before an election. Don't do the MSM's job for them by claiming the R's don't deserve to be in office.


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Friday, October 20, 2006

Gov't wakeup?

Seems at least some people in the gov't have decided that Al-CNN is against the US. Word comes from KESQ TV:
SAN DIEGO The chair of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon today to remove C-N-N reporters embedded with U-S combat units.
The network televised portions of a video on Wednesday showing insurgent snipers targeting U-S military personnel.

Executives said the tape came to the network unexpectedly through contact with an insurgent leader.

Representative Duncan Hunter wrote in his letter that, quote, "C-N-N has now served as the publicist for an enemy propaganda film featuring the killing of an American soldier."
Story

When the gov't finally starts taking what the MSM says seriously enough to realize that they aren't 'neutral' then we'll start seeing a MSM that becomes neutral again.
But somehow, I doubt it.
  • Jay has the Friday Free-for-all at StoptheACLU; check there for many stories.

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    Thursday, October 19, 2006

    Al-CNN

    Al-CNN showed extremely bad judgment if they showed the tape for ‘journalistic honesty’ as they claim, but good judgment if they did it as propaganda for the enemy in Iraq.

    I have not and will not watch the video, unlike most moonbats, I realize that in war ‘actual’ people get killed and do not need to see it. Al-CNN hasn’t shown one piece (that I can find) of Americans killing ‘insurgents’ but as ratings decline (hello Fox) they felt they needed something to boost the bottom line. That and trying their best (the MSM in particular) into turning this war into Vietnam II.

    There have been many comparisons to this Ramadan and the Tet offensive during the Vietnam war. What most people don’t know (or realize) is that the Tet was a serious loss for the Communist forces and should have been the major turning point in the war in FAVOR of the U.S. and south Vietnamese. But, thanks to the MSM of the time, it became a major turning point away from winning that war. Realistically it’s hard to imagine losing a war that you win every battle in, but thanks to the MSM propaganda machine, that’s what happened.

    The MSM of today, the Al-CNN’s, Al-Reuters, et al, are trying their best (with help from the dhimmikrauts) of losing the war in Iraq. From Rosie (wrong) O’Donnell to ex-President Carter, there’s plenty of help for the MSM war machine.

    What can you/we do to stop this? Nothing, but we can help our country and our soldiers by voting this November and voting Republican. There’s no way our servicemen will survive or Iraq as a country will prosper if the dhimmis win Congress this year. The next two years would simply be impeachment and withdrawal. People need to really look in a mirror and decide if ‘punishing the republicans’ is worth what the results will entail.

    VOTE: it’s not a privilege, it’s not a right, it’s a DUTY

    h/t LGF
    Al-CNN website to post comments: here

    edit: Thanks to Jay at StoptheACLU for the quick hit.

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    Harry Reid

    From HotAir comes a Republican video about Harry "I'll amend my ethics" Reid and various other Dhimmikruat scandlas in a political ad.

    The ad itself needs more 'umphh' but at least it would get the word out (since the MSM isn't to helpful) on the fact that both parties seem to have thier problems and it should be the issues that decide votes, not the scandals. It's amazing that the scandals will dry up shortly after the vote, because they no longer matter then. The next major group of scandals will happen just before the next election. But what's more amazing is the number of people that vote based on scandals. They willingly vote for a candidate (or not against them) that doesn't share any of their views on the major issues because a 'scandal' was revealed before the election. These people need to be better educated on the issues. Especially what is important to them, there is no reason to vote for someone that is against what you believe in simply because of a scandal.

    Will this work? Not only are all these little influence scandals submerged in Foleygate, but after Duke Cunningham and Abramoff, a tu quoque about Democratic corruption isn’t the strongest card the GOP has to play. I hope.Nice to see Dirty Harry eat a little shinola, though. Click the image to watch.

    Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: GOP debuts Harry Reid “chain gang” ad; Update: Larry Elder ad added



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    Iraqi War

    From the pages of USA Today comes a suprisingly pro-military piece on the Iraqi war:
    USA TODAY
    Our strategy is not static By Mark Kimmitt 2 hours, 14 minutes ago Most militaries know that success in war argues against an inflexible approach to strategy and tactics. Militaries that remain foolishly consistent and unable to react to an evolving tactical environment are likely to fail. The enemy we face inIraq,Afghanistan and elsewhere in the war on terrorism is a thinking enemy, and a thinking enemy will always seek to find an operational advantage, a seam in our defenses, or a weakness in our plan and tactics.

    Mark Kimmitt is deputy secretary of Defense for the Middle East.
    Our strategy is not static - Yahoo! News


    Read the whole piece. It's definitely not something you'd expect in the Opinion section of a MSM publication.
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    ACLU Most Conservative Organization in America

    According to them. hmm


    In the traditional sense, conservative means resistant to change or opposing change and they fit that bill somewhat (they refuse to believe that anything has happened since 9/10/01). Otherwise their claim falls short.


    They claim to fight to 'conserve the system of checks and balances and defend the Bill of Rights'. But they actually only try to defend against the Bill of Rights unless you are anti-christian, then they will help you gladly.


    The ACLU is for terrorists rights, foreign rights, immigrant rights, non-christian rights, abortion rights and deathly defends the establishment clause. They fail to take note that the establishment clause comes in two parts and that they are basically violating the second part with each religion-based lawsuit they jump on. Hopefully soon, someone will sue them for violating it, but we'll have to wait and see.


    Stop The ACLU

    Jay has this to add:
    One thing the ACLU is working to conserve is voter fraud. Conserving the right to vote for illegal immigrants, convicted felons, and dead people goes right along with the ACLU’s agenda to get dhimmicrats elected this election cycle. The ACLU expressed its disappointment when the House passed the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006,” requiring voters to present a government-issued photo ID in order to vote in federal elections. In Missouri at least 16 St. Louis area Democrats were found guilty of election crimes in the last year and a half and now there is even more fraud going on. When Republican Gov. Matt Blunt signed a law requiring voters to provide I.D. the ACLU represented a group of Democrats to challenge the law. It was successful in striking down a similar law in Georgia and with the help of the 9th Circuit Arizona as well. They also fought voter ID laws in New Mexico, Michigan, and Indiana. Unfortunately for the ACLU they may not be able to pull things off in time over in Indiana.
    Stop The ACLU

    If the ACLU is allowed to continue to work actively against the US government and our people's rights, it will be the first step toward dhimmification of this country. More people need to look hard into just what the ACLU is doing and help to stop them. Support people like Jay and write to your congressmen about them as often as you can.



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    Wednesday, October 18, 2006

    Trackbacks with Haloscan

    MKH over at TownHall blogs posted a snippet that she enjoyed. It was the conservative vid that I posted a couple days ago (scroll down) and I wanted to trackback to her and let them know I had posted that also.

    I use haloscan since blogger doesn't have trackbacking and have no problems tracking StoptheAclue or others, but I cannot trackback townhall at all.

    I get an error that says the trackback link was not detected by the server to be in the link (or some such). Can anyone out there help me with this?

    Thanks

    ps> also i can't get Technorati to acknowledge I've updated, I have my site settings like they say, I have tried Ping-o-Matic! to ping them and still in technorati it says updated 24 days ago. Any help here either? :)

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    NFL Stadiums threatened with 'dirty' bombs

    Stop The ACLU has the story about this latest threat.


    Like Jay (and the experts) I don't think this is a credible threat (odds are against terrorists getting 7 dirty bombs, much less one to an NFL stadium. But there is a possibility thanks to the ACLU.


    As Jay writes:


    Well, that isn’t exactly true. Thanks to the a lawsuit from the ACLU, Tampa’s Raymond James Studio were forced to stop all their searches. The ACLU also filed suit against the 49′rs to do halt their searches as well. I’m not sure if that case is settled or not. Surprising that they are not on the list being how easy the ACLU made it for them in Tampa. Hopefully the FBI’s scepticism is right and there is nothing to worry about. Still, threats like this highlight why security proceedures at these kind of events are so important, and why groups like the ACLU fighting against them is so dangerous

    Stop The ACLU


    He's referring to the security at NFL staduims after the ACLU got through with them, it's very scary to someone that has been and will go again to an NFL game.


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    Rove predicts Victory

    At least someone isn't so pessimisstic this election season. If Rove is upbeat, maybe there is a good reason for it? Read the article and judge for yourself.

    I can see his point on most of it, some seems shaky though and I wouldn't discount another scandal coming through the pipes before the vote. (notice how scandals dry up just as soon as we get done voting, funny how that is)

    excert:
    Rove foresees GOP victory

    By Joseph Curl
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    October 18, 2006

    White House political strategist Karl Rove yesterday confidently predicted that the Republican Party would hold the House and the Senate in next month's elections, dismissing fallout from the sex scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley.
    At a luncheon with editors and reporters at The Washington Times, Mr. Rove -- who is widely credited as the architect of the party's historic 2002 midterm election gains -- said Republicans are beginning to make significant headway in defining their party's differences from congressional Democrats, especially on national security.
    "I'm confident we're going to keep the Senate; I'm confident we're going to keep the House. ...

    Link from Drudge master of the news.
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    Tuesday, October 17, 2006

    Haloscan

    commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

    Press Play

    Bethany gives the Press Play awards for humor in political ads.


    I didn't think the skit was that funny, but it was worth watching. Some of the candidates this term are getting better at ads. Of course that doesn't really make up for the bad ones, but it helps.


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    The King of Pork speaks

    Robert Byrd, the 'king of pork' in D.C. speaks about pork. He doesn't see it as a bad thing and that's not good.

    via ClubforGrowth

    'Big Daddy' Byrd Brags About Pork

    This boastful display of arrogance is off the charts.

    HT: Travis Snyder

    Posted by Andrew Roth on October 17, 2006 12:25 PM | Trackback (1) | Print | #

    Follow link to hear the speech.
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    YouTube video of the UM/FIU brawl

    Two players from FIU got dismissed, 16 others got indefinite suspensions.  One UM player got an indefinite suspension and 12 others got 1 game.  Things could still change, but this is very light in lieu of the behavior here.



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    Helping terrorists not as bad as dealing drugs

    Drug dealers in this country generally get harsh sentences (regardless of whether they are 'big-time' or 'small fries') so you'd think someone who actively helped terrorists would get a stiff penalty right?

    28 Month-Sentence for Terrorist-Assisting Lawyer, Lynne Stewart
    Posted by: Mary Katharine Ham at 3:19 PM

    Her lawyer's name was "Fink." Indeed.

    John Stephenson: "Yes, I’m dissapointed. This traitor deserved to die in prison…it’s as simple as that. This is an absolutely outrageous ruling letting this scumbag get off so light!"

    From Townhall and MKH.

    This is truly a sad state of the judicial process :(
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    Former General says US shouldn't support Israel's Right to Self-Defense

    Posted on VitalPerspective:

    Wesley Clark: U.S. Support for Israel in War on Hezbollah a 'Serious Mistake'

    Thanks to an alert reader, we'd like to direct your attention to a speech that Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark delivered at The University of Alabama on Friday. The former presidential candidate and current military analyst for Fox News had this to say about U.S. foreign policy and the Israeli war with Hezbollah:

    There's a lot of demonstrations out there against the American government and its policies. We've made some serious, serious mistakes, the latest being - it's hard to pick the latest - but one of them, recently, was the one where we sided with the Israelis in that air campaign in Lebanon. And instead of stopping the bombing, we were cheerleading it. It hurt Israel, it hurt Lebanon, and it hurt us. It helped Iran.



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    DACLU?

    Seems some people are suprised that the ACLU is showing its true colors:

    StoptheACLU has this post up: ACLU Hoping For Democrat Control Of Congress To Kill NSA Surveillance Bill

    Read the whole thing

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    Dhimmi's spin for republicans

    Liberal Bloggers Declare In Unison: Republican Schlesinger Won Connecticut Debate; He's Great, Vote For Him!!!
    —Ace

    Yaaayyyy!!!! The Republican won the debate, easily destroying Lieberman, while Lamont "held his own" or even did very well too!


    Ace has the whole post, it's scary that it's so predictable.

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    Conservative Vid on Youtube o.O (not pulled yet)



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    U.S. population hits 300 million mark

    This file photo shows cars lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a Los Angeles freeway. The United States, the only industrialized country with strong population growth, now has 300 million people whose lifestyle makes a disproportionately huge mark on the global environment, experts say.(AFP/file/Robyn Beck)AFP/file Photo: This file photo shows cars lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a Los Angeles freeway....

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer 31 minutes ago WASHINGTON - The nation's population officially hit 300 million at 7:46 a.m. EDT Tuesday, when the Census Bureau's population clock rolled over to the big number. ADVERTISEMENT But there weren't any wild celebrations, fireworks or any other government-sponsored hoopla to mark the milestone. Why bother? Many experts think the population actually hit 300 million months ago. "I don't think anybody believes it will be the precise moment when the population hits 300 million," Howard Hogan, the

    U.S. population hits 300 million mark - Yahoo! News


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    Bush to sign law on terror suspects

    President Bush pauses after introducing Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston to deliver a blessing and prayer during the Iftaar Dinner with Ambassadors and Muslim leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 16, 2006.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)AP Photo: President Bush pauses after introducing Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston to...
    By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 22 minutes agoWASHINGTON -President Bush is signing into law today new standards expediting interrogation and prosecution of terror suspects, a bill the White House says strengthens his hand in a time of war.ADVERTISEMENTBush's plan becomes law just six weeks after he acknowledged that theCIA had been secretly interrogating suspected terrorists overseas and pressed Congress to quickly give authority to try them in military commissions.

    Bush to sign law on terror suspects - Yahoo! News




    Jay at StoptheACLU has the lefty whining.

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    Monday, October 16, 2006

    Fwance puffs

    Over at LGF:

    lgf: French May Fire On Israeli Overflights

    I wait breathlessly for the condemnation from the MSM and the left on this blantant 'act of war' from the fwench. (lol)

    If this does happen, I hope this country will finally do whats right and not what's politically correct and join the Israeli side. Time for a new fwench boycott.

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    Must be election season

    Seems that neither party is all that good at being... well good.

    Second U.S. lawmaker faces of misconduct allegations - Yahoo! News

    The dome of the Capitol building in a 2006 photo. A congressional board which oversees the Capitol Hill internship program rocked by a sex scandal, discussed allegations on Monday involving a second lawmaker, said Rep. Dale Kildee, a Michigan Democrat. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

    But if you read the story, it starts out about a Michigan Dhimmikraut but turns into a Kolbe allegation piece.


    The good ole MSM <sigh>

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