Thursday, July 26, 2007

Clinton and Faith

Clinton: “I have to confess it has crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican And a Christian.” (Sandra Sobieraj, “First
Lady Asks Forgiveness For Moments Of Anger,” The Associated Press, 2/7/97)
Is that disgusting or what?

Democrats, Democrats what will we do with you?

After you watch that video you will see why it is titled Retreat and Defeat. Retreating now means defeat which means in time we will have to convert ti Islam.

They Said it!

"She's [Clinton] One Of The Best-Known Women In The World ... She's Been In The White House For Eight Years. She's A Senator From One Of The Largest States. And 60-Plus Percent Of The Democratic Party Wants Somebody Else." (David Paul Kuhn, "Obama Models Campaign On Reagan Revolt," The Politico, 7/24/07)

Well, I am veryy happy to see that the Democrats are just as unhappy with Clinton as I am. Why on earth Hart said this wonderful little comment I dont know, I am sure that he will be getting calls from Mrs. Clinton.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

YouTube / CNN Democratic Debate Question #38

Gun Control - Are our "babies" safe? Question # 38
People like this person are the only reason for gun control! The promised effect of gun control is to have less shootings. If someone is going to shoot another human being do you really think that they will care whether or not they are allowed to have the gun that the shot him/her with? Seriously, gun control is not going to help anybody, all it will do is harm those Americans who eat what they hunt for. I also agree with Biden, if thats his baby he needs help!

Obama's Grade at the CNN / YouTube Democratic Debate

I would give Obama an A, his performance was good, his arguements were convicing even if you dont agree with them. Althoug he din't always answer the question, he did however answer more questions with a yes or a no than any other candidate.

Here is what TIME had to say on the subject.
"Grade: A-
When he was good, he was very, very good. When he wasn't, he was dangerously close to ordinary. Spoke movingly — even/almost presidentially — about America's troubled history with race, his favorite teacher and how hard he would fight for universal health care. (Obama even drew an approving nod from Elizabeth Edwards in the audience on that last one). Took occasional soft shots at Clinton on Iraq and her questionable ability to fight for change (his main theme), but never made a decisive impact. He began many more sentences with, "When I am president" (without the conditional) than he has in past debates, but his own video (all the candidates made them, and they were sprinkled throughout the telecast) hit more Kennedy chords than the live Obama did. Still, his best performance to date, positioning him to return in later forums to the change-change-change contrast he wants (and needs) to define his candidacy.
—by Mark Halperin "

( Time )

National Security

The republicans implemented 39 of the 41 recommendations from the 9/11 bipartisan commission for greater national security. The only recommendations that the republicans did not implant were the recommendations that would have been counter productive, or jeopardized the security of every American.

"There is no greater responsibility our government has to the American people than national security. Republicans are committed to fighting and winning the global war on terror. "
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"In November 2006, six Islamic leaders were removed from a U.S. Airways flight in Minneapolis after they were observed acting suspiciously-including not sitting in their assigned seats, asking for seatbelt extenders although not needing them, and making anti-American statements. The men were questioned by authorities and then cleared. However, in March 2007, with the help of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the imams filed suit — not only against the airline but against the heroic "John Doe" passengers who reported their suspicious behavior.

Congressman Pete King (R., NY), the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee, sprang quickly into action, concluding that the lawsuits were cheap attempts to intimidate everyday Americans from taking action to help protect our country. Congressman King introduced an amendment to protect passengers and commuters against frivolous lawsuits such as those filed by the imams. The language was overwhelmingly adopted by the House in March, 304-121, as an amendment to H.R. 1401, the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007." ( )

Well, well, well, it is about time that a "common sense law" went through Congress that quickly. I also think that it was a great move on Congressman King's part to introduce an amendment that could have caused a political uproar in Washington. Congressman King put his own popularity aside for the good of the American people, that is the type of politicians we need in Washington!

Minimum Wage has increased

Finally some Bi-Partisan agreement!

"OUR PRINCIPLE: It has taken over 200 days for the Democrat majority to see a plank of their ill-fated “Six for ‘06” take effect. While Democrats rammed through the House a federally mandated minimum wage hike that will affect relatively few Americans, Republicans insisted on and secured nearly $5 billion in meaningful tax relief for small business owners. Republicans believe government should help both the workers who make the minimum wage and the entrepreneurs who pay it.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY): “I agree by the time we got it raised after 10 years, it was already out of date.” (CNN/YouTube Presidential Debate, 7/23/07) " ( taken from

Progress in Iraq, YES we are making progress!

The other day i was asked if I really thought that we are making progress in Iraq. At the time I said yes, and started listing off the number of people our military has given First Aid to, the number of people that our military has saved from torture, and so on. I later used the following exert from to convinced that same hard core Democrat that we are actually making progress in Iraq.

Deborah Haynes in Doura

"Fed up with being part of a group that cuts off a person’s face with piano wire to teach others a lesson, dozens of low-level members of al-Qaeda in Iraq are daring to become informants for the US military in a hostile Baghdad neighbourhood.

The ground-breaking move in Doura is part of a wider trend that has started in other al-Qaeda hotspots across the country and in which Sunni insurgent groups and tribal sheikhs have stood together with the coalition against the extremist movement.

“They are turning. We are talking to people who we believe have worked for al-Qaeda in Iraq and want to reconcile and have peace,” said Colonel Ricky Gibbs, commander of the 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, which oversees the area.

The sewage-filled streets of Doura, a Sunni Arab enclave in south Baghdad, provide an ugly setting for what US commanders say is al-Qaeda’s last stronghold in the city. The secretive group, however, appears to be losing its grip as a “surge” of US troops in the neighbourhood – part of the latest effort by President Bush to end the chaos in Iraq – has resulted in scores of fighters being killed, captured or forced to flee.

“Al-Qaeda’s days are numbered and right now he is scrambling,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Michael, who commands a battalion of 700 troops in Doura.

A key factor is that local people and members of al-Qaeda itself have become sickened by the violence and are starting to rebel, Lieutenant-Colonel Michael said. “The people have got to deny them sanctuary and that is exactly what is happening.”

Al-Qaeda informants comprise largely members of the Doura network who found themselves either working with the group after the US-led invasion in March 2003, or signed up to earn extra cash because there were no other jobs going. Disgusted at the attacks and intimidation techniques used on friends, neighbours and even relatives, they are now increasingly looking for a way out, US officers say.

“It is only after al-Qaeda has become truly barbaric and done things like, to teach lessons to people, cut their face off with piano wire in front of their family and then murdered everybody except one child who told the tale afterwards . . . that people realise how much of a mess they are in,” Lieutenant James Danly, 31, who works on military intelligence in Doura, said.

It is impossible to corroborate the claims, but he said that scores of junior al-Qaeda in Iraq members there had become informants since May, including one low-level cell leader who gave vital information after his arrest.

“He gave us dates, places and names and who did what,” Lieutenant Danly said. When asked why he was being so forthcoming, the man said: “Because I am sick of it and I hate them, and I am done.”

Working with insurgents – even those who claim to have switched sides – is a leap of faith for both sides. Every informant who visits Forward Operating Base Falcon, a vast military camp on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, is blindfolded when brought in and out to avoid gleaning any information about his surroundings.

The risk sometimes pays off. A recent tip-off led to the fatal shooting of Abu Kaldoun, one of three senior al-Qaeda leaders in Doura, during a US raid last week. “He was turned in by one of his own,” Colonel Michael said.

Progress with making contacts and gathering actionable information is slow because al-Qaeda has persuasive methods of keeping people quiet. This month it beheaded two men in the street and pinned a note on to their corpses giving warning that anyone who cooperated with US troops would meet the same fate.

The increased presence of US forces in Doura, however, is encouraging insiders to overcome their fear and divulge what they know. Convoys of US soldiers are working the rubble-strewn streets day and night, knocking on doors, speaking to locals and following up leads on possible insurgent hideouts.

“People in al-Qaeda come to us and give us information,” said Lieutenant Scott Flanigan, as he drove past a line of fruit and vegetable stalls near a shabby shopping street in Doura, where people were buying bread and other groceries.

The informants were not seeking an amnesty for crimes that they had committed. “They just do not want to be killed,” Lieutenant Flanigan said.

Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – who was killed in a US raid last year – established the Iraqi al-Qaeda network in 2004, but opinions differ on its compilation, size and capabilities. Some military experts believe that the group is a cell-based network of chapters who are loosely linked to an overall leader by go-between operatives.

Others, however, describe al-Qaeda in Iraq as a sort of franchise, with separate cells around the country that use the brand – made infamous by Osama bin Laden – and cultural ideology but do not work closely with each other or for one overriding leader.

Despite the uncertainties one thing seems guaranteed. A hardcore of people calling themselves al-Qaeda in Iraq remains devoted to the extremist cause and is determined to fight on whatever the cost."

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

YouTube / CNN Democratic Debate Question #8

Is this crazy or what.
This is one of the few times I will agree with John Edwards, you should NOT vote for someone based on their race, or gender! Those people who will vote for Hillary because she is a woman really need to rethink their voting criteria, same for those who will, or will not vote for Obama because of his skin color.

YouTube / CNN Democratic Debate Question #4

How would you define the word Liberal?
I would define it as someone who takes money from the rich and gives it to the poor, thus mentally disabling the poor from getting a good job. Why should I bother to get a good job when the government will pay me?

YouTube/CNN Democratic Debate question #15-16

Should women register for the draft when they turn 18?' (15)
My answer would be YES. Even if you don't support the draft you should support woman being asked to serve just like their male counterparts! Our country is working very hard to end racial and sexual discrimination, having the government ask the same of woman that they do of men is a step in the right direction.

Would a woman president be taken seriously by an Arab state? (16)
I am really not sure, unfortunately i think that a woman president would not be taken as seriously. However, that said, just the thought of a female opposing them might make them both respect her and her power, and take her seriously.

You Tube Democratic Debate

WHY DO MOST DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY PROMISE BENEFITS FOR THEIR RACE AND GENDER? I think that the Presidential Candidates should promise equal rights to all genders and races! I our country gives black people compensation of some sort for their ancestors being slaves that would be discriminating. For Example, say we give black people a discount at the grocery store, black people would still be discriminated against. Imagine your a black person standing in line to check out at your local grocery store, the person in front of you is black, and the person behind you is white. When the person in front of you starts checking out you hear the cashier say: "would you like the black discount?" Suddenly you realize that this discount that allows you to get your groceries at a cheaper price is really just another method of discriminating against you. Also, how can you hold today's white citizens responsible for the slavery some of them helped end?

To view the questions asked, and the candidates responces click here.