Thursday, September 30, 2004

Go Air Force!

Sink Navy!

I mean, when you get right down to it, this is the most important contest of the day...

"Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Oompa-Loompa Party?"

Kathryn Lopez over at the Corner links good questions for Kerry tonight from Victor Davis Hanson, Super-Genius, and Bill Kristol, Occasional Fox All-Star.

I'm guessing we won't be seeing these tonight, though...

Child Murderers Strike Again

In Iraq today, American troops were attending the opening of a sewage plant and were handing out candy to children there until car bombs exploded killing 35 Iraqi children. I really can't think of a word to describe this other than "evil." This is the kind of sick, twisted ideology that we are facing. These terrorists slaughter children in the name of tyranny. This is a movement that must be fought and destroyed. And yet the far left in this country continues to apologize for this kind of horror and they would have us leave Iraq so the murderers would be free to kill without any opposition there and would be free to come here to perpetrate such heinous acts.

You can read the grim story at Fox News. Roger Simon wonders if this was somehow timed for the debate and links to a melancholy Omar at Iraq the Model. (Via the Corner)

CBS Hits Bottom; MoveOn urges, "Dig"

Bill Hobbs links to Jim Lindgren at The Volokh Conspiracy discussing MoveOn.org's call for CBS, in the wake of Rathergate and an attempt to scare people with phony emails about the draft, to air another phony story about Bush and the Yellowcake. This dead horse has been beat to a bloody pulp already and has been thoroughly debunked. Lindgren does a good job summarizing just who was doing the deceiving on that one (his name starts with "Joe" and ends in "Wilson"). Definitely worth a read.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Wednesday Links

Power Line is all over the fear-mongering about the draft. They link to this nice debunk over at fact-check.org. Cox and Forkum also weigh in in their usual brilliant style.

If you haven't seen or heard them, I highly recommend O'Reilly's 3-part interview with President Bush. You can watch the video at Foxnews.com. If not, Hugh Hewitt has been playing excerpts during the last hour of his radio show. Not only am I impressed with the quality of O'Reilly's interview (this and the Krugman thing are almost enough to make up for his dismal interview with Michael Moore), but Bush's performance is very good. many people have expressed disappointment with Bush's answers on the border and Iran and I think there's a great deal of room for criticism, but it's not sky-is-falling bad as some people have suggested. The key, though, is to contrast this with Kerry's disjointed and bizarre interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America.

Here are a couple telling exchanges:

O'REILLY: The "mission accomplished" statement in May 2003, if you had to do it all over again, would you not have done it?

BUSH: Well, first of all, the statement said: Thank you for serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Thank you for being on one of the largest, longest cruises in our nation's history. Thank you for serving our country. And we've still got tough work in Iraq.

Now, I'm going to go and thank our troops every chance I get.

O'REILLY: But the press spinned it, you know how they spinned it.

BUSH: Well, they spin everything.

...

O'REILLY: You've taken some heat for that.

BUSH: I take heat for a lot of things...

O'REILLY: Would you do it again?

BUSH: You mean have the sign up there?

O'REILLY: No, no, but go in there with the flight jacket,

BUSH: Absolutely.

O'REILLY: You would.

BUSH: Of course. I'm saying to the troops, on this carrier and elsewhere: Thanks for serving America. Absolutely.
Contrast with Kerry and Sawyer:
DIANE SAWYER: Was the war in Iraq worth it?

SEN. JOHN KERRY: We should not have gone to war knowing the information we know today.

SAWYER: If it turns out OK ... it was worth it?

KERRY: We have to succeed now that we've done. Look, we have to succeed. There are more terrorists in Iraq today then there were before, and you can't allow it to become an unstable regime that's a haven for terrorism. I've laid out a plan for success. I am not the president today. But each step of the way, I've laid out a plan for success, and each step of the way the president had always been following — always later, never the one who is initiating the things to make it successful. He's gotten us into this mess. It was his decision as to when to go, his decision as to how to go, his decision not to listen to his own advisers.


Of course, this is Kerry's umpteenth position change on Iraq, but does anyone even notice anymore? If Kerry's talking about Iraq, it doesn't matter what he says because he can't say anything that he hasn't contradicted before. You can find the first transcript of the O'Reilly interview here. And here's part 2. ABC News has only a partial transcript here. There's more at the Kerry Spot on NRO.

Speaking of the Kerry Spot, Jim Geraghy links this interesting article in the New York Observer about Bush's 10 biggest mistakes.

Meanwhile, if you haven't yet visited the Football Fans for Truth, you should check them out to see why Kerry is Unfit for Command of the national remote. Even if you're not a Packers fan (which I'm definitely not), Kerry's callous dishonor of Lambeau Field should make you think twice...

Oompa-Loompa Doompity darmedguards

Apparently John Kerry turned an interesting shade of orange overnight and Hugh Hewitt and others in the blogosphere seized on this critical development on an otherwise slow news day. (Okay, full disclosure: I don't know if it was really a slow newsday because I haven't been able to keep up with the news the past couple of days, so I'm just assuming since Hewitt dedicated the vast majority of his radio show to it.) Hewitt links to this post at Blogs of War, where a wonderful parody of the Oompa-Loompa song accompanies a shot of Kerry in his new fall colors and one of his would-be bretheren. Here are the lyrics, but you have to see the pictures that go with them:

Oompa Loompa Democrats
Oompa Loompa Democrats doo
I’ve got another doozy for you
Oompa Loompa doompadah dee
If you are clueless you’ll vote for me

What do you get from a glut of TV?
Swift Boat Vets always shooting at me
Why don’t you try simply reading a book?
But at my weak record you better not look!

You’ll get no
You’ll get no
You’ll get no
You’ll get no
You’ll get no achievements

Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dah
At your expense I will go far
Taxing and spending, flip-flopping too
Like the Oompa
Oompa Loompa Democrats do

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Congratulations

Congrats are due to Mary for her one-minute stint on the Sean Hannity show today. If you want to hear her beg Sean to help her out in the fight against Michael Moore's slimy presence at my alma mater, she was on during the last 10 minutes of the second hour. Go here to listen to his show online. It repeats the show from earlier in the day every 3 hours.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Whoa I'm Back

I know, I've returned from the grave to make a post. As my fellow bloggers all know, I have been EXTREMELY busy but I promise I haven't forgotten our little project.

I have one quick comment to make about your Mushroom Mushroom post, David. I almost peed my pants laughing when I read it. For some ridiculous reason, that mushroom video cracks me up every time I see it and to say "Ahh it's a faaaaaaake" just put me over the edge. Thanks for making me laugh (even though it wasn't an original David idea!)

Bush is down two points in PA but Nader is back on the ballot. Cross your fingers!