Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Gift

"Smiling" Joe Biden (d) Delaware

The political Gods have smiled down on the American people and have handed them a gift that will keep on giving. Today, Senator Joseph Biden the democrat party US Senator from Delaware has indicated to Americans that he will now honor us by becoming a candidate for President. The first words out of his mouth on the campaign trail are typical Joseph Biden. Joseph Biden indicated everyone else in the race was completely wrong about US policy in Iraq but gave no details on how he would do things differently. The democrat party Senator also added some typical condescending and racially charged comments about Senator Barack Obama with a remark that the Senator from Illinois running for President was the “first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy”. Just a few short months ago Senator Joseph Biden had to "clarify" to the press, remarks he had made about recent immigrants from India being owners of 7-11 stores.

Having Joseph Biden in the campaign will keep reporters plenty busy with his statements and “off the cuff” remarks. Joseph Biden has already stuck his foot into his mouth but this is only beginning because this is an ongoing affliction for him and it will prove to be endless entertainment for the rest of us. Mr. Biden treats all others that do not agree with him in his typical condescending way and will bring plenty of attention to himself and his intellectually devoid and dishonest political party during the upcoming Presidential campaign season. Run Joe run! The gift that keeps on giving.

Fame is a fickle food

Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate
Whose table once a
Guest but not
The second time is set.

Whose crumbs the crows inspect
And with ironic caw
Flap past it to the Farmer's Corn--
Men eat of it and die.

Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Wing and a Prayer

Right and Left_Winslow Homer

I just switched from old blogger to new blogger. I hope this time blogger doen't eat my blog. I was terribly upset when that happened but everything seems to be working for now. Welcome to the new blogger "Now for Something Different".

Changing Woman

If we change as she is changing,
if she changes as we change

(If she changes, I am changing)

Who is changing, as I bend
down to what the sky has sent us?

(Is she changing, or the same?)

Annie Finch

"Among the Apache, Changing Woman was the constantly self-transforming earth-goddess who always stayed young, by walking towards the east until she met and merged with her younger self"

Monday, January 22, 2007

Earth Movers

It’s pretty funny to watch the Clinton dirt digging machine going to work on their main opponent, Barack Obama. Mr. Obama has apparently been trying to hide the fact that his Kenyan Muslim step father sent him to an Indonesian Muslim Madrassa when Barack Obama was a teenager. Madrassa education commonly takes the form of teaching the children to hate America and the newest form of education in these schools is teaching them how to become suicide bombers.

The Clinton’s smear machine probably had this information on tap for sometime and was waiting for the right time to let it drop into the lap of some right wing media outlet so there is some plausible deniability that the "Hillary Dirt Movers Inc" had anything to do with it. This is the “Modus operandi” of the Clinton Smear Machine; just ask any of the women that stepped forward to accuse old “Slick Willie” during arguably, the most corrupt administration of any in the history of the United States. It appears that this is just first shot across the bow of the Obama campaign to let him know that they do not tolerate competition and this will be a fight to the death.

I have to laugh when I hear the democrats accuse Republicans of putting out this information about Barack Obama. Republicans are still licking their wounds from the thrashing they took from the Clinton Smear Machine during their first go around with them. The last thing Republicans want is another battle with those forces of the combined evils of extremely dirty politics and liberal media to give the Clintons another stay in the people’s house. If the Republicans had this information on Barack Obama they would have sat on it until later in the campaign so as to let him take the brunt of abuse from the Clinton Smear Machine and possibly defeat her in the primaries.

The Republicans would have used this information to sink Obama at much different time, say after a Muslim attack that was particularly nasty over in Iraq or if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was rattling his Iranian nuclear sabers thereby casting doubts on the candidate’s loyalty. The Clinton Smear Machine wanted him out of the way up front so they don’t have to waste time and money slugging it out with a politically correct democrat in the primaries and this release of this information will be successful in that respect. Now all they need to do is complete the process by setting the blame on the Republicans using the willing liberal accomplices in the press. For all intended purposes Barack Obama has become a non entity and that was the main purpose of the release of this information by the Clinton Smear Machine so early in the campaign.

All of us that have been through the Clinton wars know this is the way those people conduct their business of getting elected and holding onto power, it’s now up to the Republicans to remember those hard learned lessons and go about putting together a campaign with a solid and strong candidate using an aggressive and well thought out strategy never forgetting those lessons learned.

You have just witnessed the opening shots of the 2008 campaign for the Presidency and it appears it will be a down and dirty fight with the Clintons again. You’ve been warned Republican leadership.

So we'll go no more a roving

So, we'll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

Lord Byron

Monday, January 15, 2007

Google This!

The family of Darius before Alexander_Gaspare Diziani

This morning while I was waiting for my pickup truck “Maryjane” to get her oil changed and transmission serviced, I was watching bits and pieces of the morning network news. I would normally shy away from that kind of abhorrent behavior but I thought this might be kind of amusing to watch and see what kind of so-called news that is being spoon fed to the masses nowadays. I listened to the comments of the hostesses that I could not identify about some of the Sunday morning talk shows where many democrats were asked “what do you think of the President’s plan for troop levels in Iraq?” The common answer from most of them was "they want to redeploy the troops to somewhere else". This is the talking point phrase that was sent out to the democrats that would be doing the Sunday morning news show circus er, I mean circuit. We are in the middle of a war with terrorists that want to control one of the largest oil fields in the world and the democrats want to pick up our chips and go somewhere else? Just what somewhere else do they mean? Their very vague answer is quite alarming considering the huge consequences of such an action.

I thought to myself “self, just what is the plan the democrats have for victory in Iraq?” I have listened to the many democrats while they were pushing each other out of the way to get in front of the camera and I still couldn’t tell what their plan was. In order to answer this very difficult question I did what the enquiring person would do these days, “Google it”. That’s just what I did when I got home. I Googled, “democrat plan for victory in Iraq”. The first entry was some Yahoo discussion group with the same old tit for tat arguing that goes on in the endless amounts of blogs nowadays. The second result along with the rest of the results of my search was very telling though. It took me until the fourth page that one democrat; Senator Joe Biden of Delaware took kind of a position while being interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about 10 months ago. Vague Plan Biden said we should divide up Iraq into some kind of Confederation and someone is going to have to figure how to do it. What kind of vagueness is that? It is the only plan that I could find that even comes close to being described as a plan, sort of. The democrat plan for victory is to withdraw troops from Iraq and station them on some nonexistent and imaginary base because the democrats believe that troop withdraw really would be a victory for them. The democrat constituency considers President Bush more of an enemy to their ideal of America than the Muslim terrorists that would kill or enslave every American if they could. This would be a big feather in the cap of the democrats with the extremist left wing. The extremist left believes that America and our troops are the problem not the Muslim terrorists.

Let’s take this to the next level though and we’ll assume the democrats have their way and we take our troops out of Iraq and put them on well, lets’ see, the Philippines, darn we can’t do that, there are no bases we can use on the Philippines anymore. How about we bring them all home to American soil and when they step off the plane in San Francisco liberals can spit on them and call them baby killers. That wasn’t very nice but our troops are tough and they managed to get a ride out of there. Hmmm, let’s try and get the college education they earned while serving their country. Ooops again, liberal war protestor professors give the veteran Soldiers and Sailors failing marks, berate and belittle them in front of the class for being part of the evil American war machine. That doesn’t work well either. Our people are tough though, they are trained to overcome many difficult obstacles but I’m sure they weren’t prepared for the welcome they get when they come home.

Let’s take a look to see what happened in Iraq since the democrats had their way and we withdrew our forces in the face of the enemy. Well, the terrorist organization Al Qaeda has opened their first official headquarters in the former Al Rashid Hotel. Prayers in the former lobby are always begun and ended with “Death to America”. To date, over 3 million have be killed and most of them women and children because they have violated Shari’a laws. One clear violation is for women not being accompanied by a male family member when going out into public. That is considered serious enough for on the spot execution.

The Kurds to the north have been putting up a very good fight though and have kept their borders intact but it is the constant attacks and fear of chemical weapons being used again that strikes fear into their hearts especially on foggy days. Oil prices in the European Union have climbed to 200 euros a barrel. Gasoline is used only for military vehicles. Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and his socialist government owned Oil Company raised prices on crude again today and oil is now about 300 dollars a barrel in the United States.

Yes, the war in Iraq was partially about economic stability and wars from the beginning of time have been over economics but people living free from tyranny are also part of the quotient. The democrats only have political expediency in mind and we know that because of their glaring lack of a coherent alternative plan.

Art thou pale for Weariness

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, January 12, 2007

To Be Expected

Attack Dog of the left_Senator Barbara Boxer

Yesterday in a Senate committee hearing in Washington DC a haggard looking and obviously bitter Senator from California made personal attacks against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Senator Barbara Boxer of California was supposed to asking questions of the Secretary of State about the new plans being implemented by the Bush administration for redeploying troop levels in and around Baghdad, Iraq. The questioning turned into an unprovoked personal attack against Dr Rice. Senator Boxer had an unkempt appearance and looked a bit disoriented and her conduct was totally unbecoming of the dignity that should be demonstrated when conducting the business of the people. In quite the contrast, the Secretary of State appeared in her regular state of acute awareness, and was prepared to answer tough questions with intelligent answers about the new policies ready to be implemented.

The Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice sat there with great dignity and grace as is always the case with Dr. Rice as she responded to this onslaught of personal attacks by this out of control United States Senator. This behavior is to be expected from people that cannot come up with ideas of their own. Politicians like the junior Senator from California can only criticize others and add nothing but strife and contention to the conversation because of their own lack of understanding of the problems that this country is confronted with. The Democrat leadership sends Senators like Barbara Boxer out to attack and vilify administration officials like a trained attack dog because they know that their seats are safe from challenge and the classless, clueless Senator is all too willing to oblige.

Condoleezza Rice has dealt with every kind of representative from all the different countries of the world to protect the best interest of her country but to come home and be personally attacked by members of her own Government and a fellow citizen is uncalled for and downright despicable. The ignorant and uncalled for personal attacks against an honorable and extremely competent servant of people of the United States are a disgrace to your office and your country Senator Barbara Boxer.

The Wood Road

If I were to walk this way
Hand in hand with Grief,
I should mark that maple-spray
Coming into leaf.
I should note how the old burrs
Rot upon the ground.
Yes, though Grief should know me hers
While the world goes round,
It could not if truth be said
This was lost on me:
A rock-maple showing red,
Burrs beneath a tree.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Pumped Up Pelosi

Limousine Liberal

I watch with great amusement as the so called mainstream media pumps up the swearing in of the first woman speaker of the US House of Representatives. It is a shame that this honor should go to someone as undeserving as Nancy Pelosi of California’s San Francisco district. There have been many remarkable women that have deserved this position because of their abilities to conduct the business of the people in the US House of Representatives but sadly Nancy Pelosi is neither distinguished nor notable.

In next three days you will be witness to and extravaganza of Roman proportions claiming to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the speaker but it will be nothing more than a sad commentary on what a once great political party of great nation has become.

The democrat party has become little more than a handmaiden to few very wealthy individuals looking to increase their power and influence to make this nation a secular and bland society that relies on some abstract theory that an all powerful government should make decisions for us all from cradle to grave.

While the little people are encouraged to dance in the streets and thrown a few crumbs, the powers that be will be stuffing their faces with expensive champagne and cheeses while laughing at the silly fools that are supposed to be praising them. Lenin, Trotsky, Marx, Stalin and Mao would be very proud.

There were many who went in huddled procession

There were many who went in huddled procession,
They knew not whither;
But, at any rate, success or calamity
Would attend all in equality.

There was one who sought a new road.
He went into direful thickets,
And ultimately he died thus, alone;
But they said he had courage.

Stephen Crane