Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Senator Tom Coburn

We need more like him...

John Edwards


Googled his baby's name...still no interest from the MSM

Colorado

protecting life...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama




Even though Cindy McCain looks fabulous in her Vogue shoot, Vanity Fair chooses Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni for their International Best Dressed list. Wonder why....

Pretty Art


to brighten your day...

Robert Wexler

moving into his congressional district...

Vanderbilt

becoming more and more politically correct...

Global Warming

Maybe this guy should be the poster boy...

Medicare

Congress punts...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Photography - My attempt


Google


remembers Beatrix Potter - one of my favorites.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Next Generation

Scary...

from Gateway Pundit

T. Boone Pickens

becoming a lefty...

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Analysis...

Rosie O'Donnell

A Barack groupie...

"Barack has been in Europe, as you know, and they have gone wild for him.
How's it being perceived in the USA.
Are people happy about it, think he is showing off, or glad that he is showing he can do foreign politics.
"the masses showed up they still believe in america that dream lives on in human hearts
its about time for a super hero to show up and save the world
here he is now it is up to us
support the light focus all over europe lets hear it for the rainbow tour for real powerful stuff
the kind of huge truth the media cannot shape like katrina we saw it -
we felt it change is needed he has arrived believe what u know america

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Barack on Iraq

Barack on Iraq:
January 2007—“And until we acknowledge that reality, uh, we can send 15,000 more troops; 20,000 more troops; 30,000 more troops. Uh, I don’t know any, uh, expert on the region or any military officer that I’ve spoken to, uh, privately that believes that that is gonna make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground.”

July 2007—“Here’s what we know. The surge has not worked. And they said today, ‘Well, even in September, we’re going to need more time.’ So we’re going to kick this can all the way down to the next president, under the president’s plan... My assessment is that the surge has not worked and we will not see a different report eight weeks from now.”

September 2007—“After putting an additional 30,000 troops in... we have gone from a horrendous situation of violence in Iraq to the same intolerable levels of violence that we had back in June of 2006. So, essentially, after all this we’re back where we were 15 months ago... It is a course that will not succeed.”

January 2008—“I had no doubt, and I said when I opposed the surge, that given how wonderfully our troops perform, if we place 30,000 more troops in there, then we would see an improvement in the security situation and we would see a reduction in the violence.”
Now: “What I said was even at the time of the debate of the surge, was if you put 30,000 troops in, of course it’s going to have an impact. There’s no doubt about that.”

from the Patriot Post

Penn and Teller

Making fun of Christians...

Hate to tell them that there really is no separation of church and state. The establishment clause prohibits a state religion, not religion period. Minor detail...

MSM

A spanking from the UK...

Rick Warren

More controversy...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

John Edwards

Bye bye VP...

from Polipundit.com

Obama's Press Conference

Views from the left and the right...

I agree with Michelle. I don't think he is the gifted orator that he is made out to be. Israel is a friend of Israel???

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bias at the NY Times

NYT REJECTS MCCAIN'S EDITORIAL; SHOULD 'MIRROR' OBAMA
on Jul 21 2008 12:00:25 ETDrudge Report

An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES -- less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama.The paper's decision to refuse McCain's direct rebuttal to Obama's 'My Plan for Iraq' has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles.'It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece,' NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday to McCain's staff. 'I'm not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.'MORE In McCain's submission to the TIMES, he writes of Obama: 'I am dismayed that he never talks about winning the war—only of ending it... if we don't win the war, our enemies will. A triumph for the terrorists would be a disaster for us. That is something I will not allow to happen as president.' NYT's Shipley advised McCain to try again: 'I'd be pleased, though, to look at another draft.'[Shipley served in the Clinton Administration from 1995 until 1997 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Presidential Speechwriter.]

A top McCain source claims the paper simply does not agree with the senator's Iraq policy, and wants him to change it, not "re-work the draft."McCain writes in the rejected essay: 'Progress has been due primarily to an increase in the number of troops and a change in their strategy. I was an early advocate of the surge at a time when it had few supporters in Washington. Senator Barack Obama was an equally vocal opponent. 'I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there,' he said on January 10, 2007. 'In fact, I think it will do the reverse.'

Shipley, who is on vacation this week, explained his decision not to run the editorial. 'The Obama piece worked for me because it offered new information (it appeared before his speech); while Senator Obama discussed Senator McCain, he also went into detail about his own plans.'Shipley continues: 'It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama's piece. To that end, the article would have to articulate, in concrete terms, how Senator McCain defines victory in Iraq.'

Developing... The DRUDGE REPORT presents the McCain editorial in its submitted form:

In January 2007, when General David Petraeus took command in Iraq, he called the situation "hard" but not "hopeless." Today, 18 months later, violence has fallen by up to 80% to the lowest levels in four years, and Sunni and Shiite terrorists are reeling from a string of defeats. The situation now is full of hope, but considerable hard work remains to consolidate our fragile gains.Progress has been due primarily to an increase in the number of troops and a change in their strategy. I was an early advocate of the surge at a time when it had few supporters in Washington. Senator Barack Obama was an equally vocal opponent. "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there," he said on January 10, 2007. "In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

Now Senator Obama has been forced to acknowledge that "our troops have performed brilliantly in lowering the level of violence." But he still denies that any political progress has resulted.Perhaps he is unaware that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has recently certified that, as one news article put it, "Iraq has met all but three of 18 original benchmarks set by Congress last year to measure security, political and economic progress." Even more heartening has been progress that's not measured by the benchmarks. More than 90,000 Iraqis, many of them Sunnis who once fought against the government, have signed up as Sons of Iraq to fight against the terrorists. Nor do they measure Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki's new-found willingness to crack down on Shiite extremists in Basra and Sadr City—actions that have done much to dispel suspicions of sectarianism.The success of the surge has not changed Senator Obama's determination to pull out all of our combat troops. All that has changed is his rationale.

In a New York Times op-ed and a speech this week, he offered his "plan for Iraq" in advance of his first "fact finding" trip to that country in more than three years. It consisted of the same old proposal to pull all of our troops out within 16 months. In 2007 he wanted to withdraw because he thought the war was lost. If we had taken his advice, it would have been. Now he wants to withdraw because he thinks Iraqis no longer need our assistance.To make this point, he mangles the evidence. He makes it sound as if Prime Minister Maliki has endorsed the Obama timetable, when all he has said is that he would like a plan for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops at some unspecified point in the future. Senator Obama is also misleading on the Iraqi military's readiness. The Iraqi Army will be equipped and trained by the middle of next year, but this does not, as Senator Obama suggests, mean that they will then be ready to secure their country without a good deal of help. The Iraqi Air Force, for one, still lags behind, and no modern army can operate without air cover. The Iraqis are also still learning how to conduct planning, logistics, command and control, communications, and other complicated functions needed to support frontline troops.

No one favors a permanent U.S. presence, as Senator Obama charges. A partial withdrawal has already occurred with the departure of five "surge" brigades, and more withdrawals can take place as the security situation improves. As we draw down in Iraq, we can beef up our presence on other battlefields, such as Afghanistan, without fear of leaving a failed state behind. I have said that I expect to welcome home most of our troops from Iraq by the end of my first term in office, in 2013.But I have also said that any draw-downs must be based on a realistic assessment of conditions on the ground, not on an artificial timetable crafted for domestic political reasons. This is the crux of my disagreement with Senator Obama.Senator Obama has said that he would consult our commanders on the ground and Iraqi leaders, but he did no such thing before releasing his "plan for Iraq." Perhaps that's because he doesn't want to hear what they have to say. During the course of eight visits to Iraq, I have heard many times from our troops what Major General Jeffrey Hammond, commander of coalition forces in Baghdad, recently said: that leaving based on a timetable would be "very dangerous."

The danger is that extremists supported by Al Qaeda and Iran could stage a comeback, as they have in the past when we've had too few troops in Iraq. Senator Obama seems to have learned nothing from recent history. I find it ironic that he is emulating the worst mistake of the Bush administration by waving the "Mission Accomplished" banner prematurely. I am also dismayed that he never talks about winning the war—only of ending it. But if we don't win the war, our enemies will. A triumph for the terrorists would be a disaster for us. That is something I will not allow to happen as president. Instead I will continue implementing a proven counterinsurgency strategy not only in Iraq but also in Afghanistan with the goal of creating stable, secure, self-sustaining democratic allies.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Global Warming Hypocrites



from Michelle Malkin

Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Elections

Can you imagine if candidates would actually talk like this?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Obama


Obama,
If you want to be President, you better get a thick skin because political cartoons are part of the process. Ask George W. Bush...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Democrats

continue to amaze me...

Juan Williams

and his friend Tony Snow...

from Newsbusters

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Quote for the Day

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Attributed to Winston Churchill

Tony Snow

Sad news...

Michelle Malkin has a very nice tribute to Tony...

More personal stories...

Some commentary on his Christian beliefs...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008