Friday, September 30, 2005

Bush bails on Bennett

I was sorry to hear this.

I have heard the entire exchange within which Mr. Bennett said what he said.

Talk about taken out of context.

The left is trying to take out yet another conservative.

Major Garrett just had a report on Special Report where he ended up with a great line. I'll get the link, when its up, but basically he said that Bennett had put on his PhD hat and was arguing in a Socratic manner standing up a position just to knock it down. Major Garrett finished his report saying in today's racially charged post-katrina atmosphere, there seems to be little room for philosophers or Socrates. It was great.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Are you kidding me?

I hardly know what to say.

There has to be some mistake.

How can this be considered even remotely ethical for a "man" in his position?

Maybe I'm confused.

I doubt it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Delay Indicted for What Exactly?

I've read over the indictment.

I don't get it. What did he do?

Oh, yeah. I remember. He kicked the crap out of Democrats in Texas.

Michelle Malkin does far more to tear this apart than I ever could.

Mark Levin has also been heard from.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Time to Vote!

Patrick Ruffini is running his new straw poll (Republican) for the 2008 Presidential Election. I'm with Broken Masterpieces. None of the 'main' candidates are very appealing. I just can't imagine voting for a senator unless he voted against all the pork/waste/free speech limits that our 'conservative' President has been signing off on.

I am becoming very disillusioned with the whole Republican Party.

Since 1994 they've turned into what they railed against: Big Government Liberal Money Wasters.

You know something? I didn't see Newt on that list. He should be there. He seems like the only 'big idea' guy out there.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Who's to blame?

Here's a great story that many people missed.

The evacuees place blame where blame is due.

Only the media doesn't get it.

What a shock.

Former Liar-in-Chief speaks

Powerline just shreds former President Clinton's attacks on President Bush. As well they should.

Do you recall Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan or Bush Sr. attacking Clinton while in office (or even after)? Nope. That's because they all followed the long standing tradition of Presidents not to criticize their successors in the name of national unity and patriotism.

Of course, Jimmy Carter has been viscously attacking President Bush for years.

Now, after better than four years of relative quiet from 'BJ' Clinton, he explodes on Stephanopolis's show in a disgusting tirade.

From Powerline:

AFP reports:

Breaking with tradition under which US presidents mute criticisms of their successors, Clinton said the Bush administration had decided to invade Iraq "virtually alone and before UN inspections were completed, with no real urgency, no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction."

That entire quote is false. We had a coalition (oooh, but not that military and economic powerhouse of France), the inspections started in 1993 and were never going to by 'completed', 'no real urgency' doesn't even make any sense. And finally, how about this Clinton quote from July 23, 2003:

"[I]t is incontestable that on the day I left office, there were unaccounted for stocks of biological and chemical weapons." Yeah, "no evidence".

I guess when Clinton made that declaration, we should have assumed that he was lying then as well.

Monday, September 12, 2005

I'm sure this is Bush's fault as well

Police from surrounding suburbs blocked evacuees from crossing a major bridge out of New Orleans.


Thursday, September 08, 2005

Criminal Negligence?


Everyone saw the pictures of the hungry and parched citizens of New Orleans on the overpasses and around the Convention Center and Superdome - not to mention the rest of the city? Why couldn't they get them water? Why couldn't they get them food? Reporters had no trouble...? It was very distressing to watch.

You have got to see this.

Major Garrett of Fox News has learned from effectively the President of the Red Cross, that the Red Cross had pre-positioned food, water and hygiene kits outside New Orleans and had them ready to go as soon as the storm cleared (probably before the levees broke, but I've no confirmation of that yet).

Um. So why no aid delivered to the suffering Citizens of New Orleans?

Apparently, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco's Department of Homeland Security forbid the Red Cross from delivering these relief supplies.

They have a "reason" though: We were trying to evacuate, we wanted people to leave... ???

As far as I know, the Red Cross is still blocked from helping the Citizens of New Orleans by the City's own State Government.

Update: Here

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Time to impeach LA Gov. Blanco

A portion of a CNN (*spit*) interview dated September 5th with NOLA Mayor Nagin (*spit*).

NAGIN: Look, I've gotten promises to -- I can't stand anymore promises. I don't want to hear anymore promises. I want to see stuff done. And that's why I'm so happy that the president came down here, because I think they were feeding him a line of bull also. And they were telling him things weren't as bad as it was. He came down and saw it, and he put a general on the field. His name is General Honore. And when he hit the field, we started to see action. And what the state was doing, I don't frigging know. But I tell you, I am pissed. It wasn't adequate.

And then, the president and the governor sat down. We were in Air Force One. I said, 'Mr. President, Madam Governor, you two have to get in sync. If you don't get in sync, more people are going to die.'

S. O'BRIEN: What date was this? When did you say that? When did you say...

NAGIN: Whenever air Force One was here.


NAGIN: And this was after I called him on the telephone two days earlier. And I said, 'Mr. President, Madam Governor, you two need to get together on the same page, because of the lack of coordination, people are dying in my city.'

S. O'BRIEN: That's two days ago.

NAGIN: They both shook -- I don't know the exact date. They both shook their head and said yes. I said, 'Great.' I said, 'Everybody in this room is getting ready to leave.' There was senators and his cabinet people, you name it, they were there. Generals. I said, 'Everybody right now, we're leaving. These two people need to sit in a room together and make a doggone decision right now.'

S. O'BRIEN: And was that done?

NAGIN: The president looked at me. I think he was a little surprised. He said, "No, you guys stay here. We're going to another section of the plane, and we're going to make a decision."

He called me in that office after that. And he said, "Mr. Mayor, I offered two options to the governor." I said -- and I don't remember exactly what. There were two options. I was ready to move today. The governor said she needed 24 hours to make a decision.

S. O'BRIEN: You're telling me the president told you the governor said she needed 24 hours to make a decision?


S. O'BRIEN: Regarding what? Bringing troops in?

NAGIN: Whatever they had discussed. As far as what the -- I was abdicating a clear chain of command, so that we could get resources flowing in the right places.

S. O'BRIEN: And the governor said no.

NAGIN: She said that she needed 24 hours to make a decision. It would have been great if we could of left Air Force One, walked outside, and told the world that we had this all worked out. It didn't happen, and more people died.

Well... so. There you go.

Monday, September 05, 2005

"Who is responsible"

Don Singleton's Who is responsible is a terrific narrative detailing the apparent collapse of the New Orleans emergency response agency. An obvious example: The Superdome was designated as an emergency refuge prior to the hurricane arriving.

Where were the stocks of water and food - as called for in the emergency plan?

Where were the port-a-potties?

Why were none of the 560 some busses that the city had access to not used to evacuate the invalid and elderly? They could have evacuated almost 40,000 people !

On and on.

New Orleans has 3 - that's right - three boats in its possession for rescue. Two of them are broken. Are you kidding me?

I don't know if more may come to light showing where the feds dropped the ball in some horrible capacity (unlikely, but Feds are Feds and bureaucracy is always inefficient at the very least), but now that the National Guard and assorted other military units are on the scene, I expect that the radical improvement of the past few days will continue.

Too bad the Governor of Louisiana waited so long to authorize and/or request all that help.

I watched a press conference today with one of the NO police spokesmen who was asked how long he expected the military to stay in the city. He responded that they will leave when they are no longer needed. Seems like I've heard that before... I wonder how long it will take for the moonbats to start calling for us to set a firm date to withdraw from New Orleans.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


Supreme Court Chief Justice has died.

RIP, Sir and God Bless You.