Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
This much we pledge—and more. -JFK
Wednesday, September 17
Cavuto Vs. O'Reilly
Neil Cavuto debating Bill O'Reilly on gas prices and the current financial crisis.
O'Reilly tries his typical tactic of getting loud when his guest doesn't agree with him, but Cavuto gives it right back.
Imagine that, two of the big names on Fox News disagreeing with each other. And I thought they were all goose-stepping, right wing fascists. Someone didn't get the memo.
McCain and Obama visited Ground Zero yesterday, and the differences between the two are subtle, yet distinct. You can see the difference in the video below. The first 50 seconds tell most of the story, but you can see a little more later.
First, McCain takes the time to shake the hands of every person he passes. Obama talked to one person in the line and skipped past the fireman and the construction worker to move on to laying his rose. However, he didn't really "lay" his rose, either.
If you watch John and Cindy McCain, they each take the time to bend down and solemnly lay their roses on the ground. Obama and Mayor Bloomberg, however, each toss their roses onto the pile. It's a small gesture, but speaks volumes about life experience and attitude.
If you watch on, you'll notice that John and Cindy each receive a pin from two different fireman. I don't see any of the firemen giving anything to Obama. I wonder what the pin is, and what the firemen feel about Obama and the war.
It could be nothing, but it could be a very subtle clue as to how they view this campaign.
They're So Patriotic They Just Can't Contain It Any Longer Bumped, Updated
We've been told since the beginning of the Iraq war that dissent is patriotic. That just because you protest the way, it doesn't mean you hate America. These are both statements that I can agree with. However, just because I agree with those statements doesn't mean that I think that most protesters are anything more than idiotic scum, as is being demonstrated at the RNC this week.
As the Connecticut delegation was getting off a bus near the Xcel Center, a group of protesters broke free from authorities and attacked the delegates.
Connecticut delegate Rob Simmons told FOX 9 that a group of protesters came toward his delegation and tried to rip the credentials off their necks and sprayed them with a toxic substance.
The unknown substance burned their eyes and stained their clothes.
One 80-year-old member of the delegation had to be treated for injuries, and several other delegates had to rinse their eyes and clothing.
Can't you just feel the patriotism just dripping from them? Later in the article you find out protesters were also throwing sandbags and bags of cement off of overpasses at buses carrying RNC delegates.
Because apparently the best way to win people to your cause is to act like a murderous fucktard. I don't know what the Minneapolis police are us to these days, but they need to taser the hell out of these people, and then drag their twitching bodies off to jail for quite a long time.
Update: Had to bump this post to add this story to it. Apparently not satisfied with throwing bleach into an old woman's eyes, these modern day patriots anarchist protesters then attacked a bus load of cub scouts who had the audacity to accept an invitation to present the colors to open the RNC.
A little later, a busload of Cub Scouts were en route to the convention, where they were to present the colors to open the convention. A group of protesters--liberals, Obama supporters, or whatever--blocked the road, surrounded the bus, and attacked it, rocking the bus back and forth, denting and scratching the sides, and generally terrifying the children trapped inside. The left-wing protesters attacked a number of buses in the same way, but there is something especially despicable about attacking a group of Cub Scouts.
Even "Thrill Up My Leg" Chris Matthews hits the nail on the head with this one. When asked to list anything that Obama has accomplished in the senate, State Senator Kirk Watson (D-Texas) came up with exactly.. zero accomplishments.
I feel the changiness and hopitude washing over me.
Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the www.Ingushetiya.ru Web site, was arrested at Nazran airport in southern Russia after disembarking a flight, according to a statement by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders. Yevloyev was later found dumped on the side of the road, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, the news site's deputy editor, Ruslan Khautiyev, told the Associated Press. Yevloyev later died at a hospital, Khautiyev said.
If things were really as bad here in the good ol' U. S. of A., I know of quite a few liberal bloggers who would have been found lying in ditches a long time ago. But oddly enough, they are allowed to continue blogging, and no one has kicked in their doors or hauled them off to the concentration camps.
Meanwhile, people in real danger, in countries like Russia, are genuinely putting their lives on the line to speak the truth about what is going on in their countries.
What do you think the chances are that anyone on a nightly newscast would mention that a Russian dissident was arrested and subsequently murdered by the police? I'm thinking slim to none, as this doesn't meet their "communists as good guys" narrative.