Saturday, November 11, 2006

Jew Hatred Has No Place Here

This past Wednesday, I posted a photo of Nancy Pelosi, Member of Congress, holding a whip and looking very uncomfortable. Certainly, she understood the future use to which the photo would be put.

The posting was short and simple. But, the comments developed a life of their own. One commenter, Suz Anonymous, from New Zealand, took umbrage with a comment I made at another blog. A lively exchange ensued. But, suddenly at the end, the true unvarnished poisonous position of Suz Anonymous came through loud and clear.

Addressing SKYE from Midnight Blue, Suz Anonymous asked:

skye: are you a jew? it is the only logical explanation for your massive nose...
Discrimination and bigotry are very ugly things. Though very normal feelings and activities as I have witnessed bigoted and discriminatory behavior at the local park amongst the ducks and geese. It is all very natural. But, we are not ducks and geese. We have brains larger than walnuts. We have the ability to think beyond ourselves. Those who cannot are to be excused as nature has not been evenhanded. Those who will not think are to be condemned. I will not tolerate anti-semitism anywhere I find it. Go ahead and rail against Israeli policies all you wish, but anti-semitism has no place here.

JEW HATRED IS NOT NORMAL. Jew hatred is unwelcome here and should be unwelcome everywhere, by everyone that values human life, by people in all places at all times. Anti-semitism is wrong not because it is aimed at Jews, but because IT IS WRONG. It was wrong in the mid- 20th century when Adolf Hitler and Henry Ford wanted the complete eradication of Jews from the planet, and it is wrong today on every occasion in every place for every person.

"are you a jew?" hangs Suz Anonymous by her own words as a despicable individual. Her ignorant and bigoted views will find no traction here. I ask all of my readers to express their own views concerning the comments of Suz Anonymous made here.

On this day, November 11, the day the guns of The War to End All Wars fell silent at the 11th hour, we, in America, look back on our often violent, perhaps misguided, bigoted history. We take stock of the lives we are able to live today and we say, "THANK YOU" to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guards, and National Guards who have secured our freedoms and liberties at the risk of their own lives. And not the fredoms and liberties of only America's citizens, but also the millions upon millions of lives today for whom not long ago freedom was a just forbidden dream. And the countless billions into the future for whom freedom will not be a unreachable dream, but a daily reality.

Throughout our bloodied past, when freedom was to be defended and evil crushed, no one asked, "are you a jew?" Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Muslims fought, died, and triumphed over any bigotry they may have brought with them. Most often, bigotry was the first to die on the battlefields of freedom.

Three-score and one year ago, our fathers and grandfathers, citizen soldiers, went to war against what was thought to be the ultimate in anti-semitism -NAZI Germany and the Final Solution. Millions of Jews had already been murdered. Hundreds of thousands of American lives were lost to stop the killing of the Jews. When these soldiers asked, "are you a Jew?", they often broke down in tears. Through tears and humility, aid was rendered to any Jew found alive. In return, the barely surviving victims of anti-semitism, the victims of hate and intolerance gave in return all they had, a simple "thank you." More millions from around the world died or had their lives irrevocably altered because of the hatred called anti-semitism.

Thousands of good and brave New Zealanders took part in ending the killing of European Jewry. Their efforts are thrown in the dirt by Suz Anonymous who sullies the good name and reputations of those honorable Kiwis. She should be ashamed, but is probably proud of herself for taking on the great and powerful American bloggers and Jews behind the curtain all the while signing herself "Anonymous."

I condemn you, Suz Anonymous. I condemn all fools who share your hate.



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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Pelosi in Three-Way with Hoyer and Murtha

Hyper-over-confidence deep sixed the Republican Party's chance to retain control of both Houses of Congress. Could it be that Madam Nancy, is already succumbing to the intoxicating sway of over-confidence?

Roll Call says Miss Nancy is speaking as if she is Speaker now.

As Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pledged Wednesday to rule the House fairly in the 110th Congress as the first-ever female Speaker, a handful of senior Democrats moved aggressively to secure other leadership posts in their nascent majority.
Miss Nancy should know the Speakership is not awarded just because "it's my turn" as we used to say when we were kids. In a free society, one does not "rule"; one administers under the law. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is an elected position. The holder of the covetted position must be elected after hard campaigning amongst the House Members each of whom are the peers of the candidates. In many ways, this is a far more difficult campaign than any other. Congressional peers actually know the people seeking the office and are not as easily conned as We, the people are. As is said - you can't con a con.

Steny Hoyer (D-Md), the current Minority Whip, announced his intention to join the fray last week. He asserted his belief he would win the intra-party ballot November 16. Hoyer said

I think I’m going to win...over a majority...have indicated that they would be supportive of me.
Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) after surprising fellow party Congressmen last June saying he would challenge Hoyer for the Majority Leader position, again affirmed his decision on Wednesday during a National Public Radio interview.

I’m working diligently now trying to convince people that I’d make a good balance.
Murtha then proceeded to misrepresent his position in the House hierarchy, according to the infamous and mysterious Anonymous Source.

There’s Nancy Pelosi, [Appropriations Committee ranking member Rep.] Dave Obey (D-Wis.) and myself, and then Hoyer is listed after me in the power plays.
Anonymous Source admitted he was bewildered and said

In my mind that shows a lack of understanding. I like Mr. Murtha but that’s not just the way it is.
The three way battle royal bloodbath is on. Less than a week after decisively winning control of the House and the Senate, the Democrats have tasted blood and want more even if it's their own.



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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I've been a very bad boy, Miss Nancy!













Madam Speaker!











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New Secretary of Defence Named


Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

PRESIDENT BUSH TAPS FORMER CIA CHIEF ROBERT GATES TO REPLACE DONALD RUMSFELD AS DEFENSE SECRETARY, AP REPORTS

Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American intelligence official, currently nominated by President George W. Bush for the position of United States Secretary of Defense. Gates served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council. Under President George H.W. Bush, Gates served as Director of Central Intelligence. After leaving the CIA, Gates wrote his memoirs and became president of Texas A&M University, serving on several corporate boards.

President George W. Bush announced on November 8, 2006, the day after the 2006 midterm elections, that he would nominate Gates to succeed the resigning Donald Rumsfeld as U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Senate must confirm this nomination for Gates to become Secretary.[1]

For more read Wikipedia.



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Donald Rumsfeld Quits

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS: DONALD RUMSFELD IS STEPPING DOWN AS DEFENSE SECRETARY

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Democrats Win, What Now (going to Disneyland is not an option)

Some things in the world will always remain the same and the controlling principles cannot be changed. Two of those controlling principles are in play this morning:

1) in any race, there must be a winner and loser;
2) the blog headline of the election day blog posting cannot remain.

The Democrats have won. At least partially. As is the wont of politicians everywhere, the results of the election are already being described as a mandate, but that is as wrong today as it was two years ago when the President called his victory a mandate. Something went terribly wrong in the minds and egos of those who won two years ago, and the same is happening immediately now with the Democrats. Nancy Pelosi has already been declared the new Speaker of the House. She must first win election to that post from the House Majority party. She says, Americans have voted for Democrats to take the country in a new direction and "that is waht we intend to do." Her direction and the direction the people want are two very different direction.

I have read my favored blogs this morning and find doom and gloom or nothing at all. Middlebrow has this posting this morning and it points in the direction I see.


Cheerful Persuasion

Losing is no fun, but it points the way forward for traditional Christians who are also Republicans. First, there is no sense attacking the voters for their choice. In some cases the Republican candidate was tainted (Burns) or not really Republican (Chafee), but that is not enough to explain our losses. Good people lost, especially Santorum and Allen. They lost in part because the message of traditionalists is not being argued in a persuasive way.

For too long Republicans have relied on simple slogans to get their ideas across. When was the last time you watched a Republican debate knowing you would hear an articulate defense of the conservative world view? Republicans need to look for leaders with a vision for justice and a culture of life, winning the War with new ideas, and the ability to explain those ideas to the public. Just as the much more serious Goldwater defeat got conservatives back to the basics of educating the public, this defeat which is far less serious, should put traditionalists back in the business of persuasion.
Read more here.


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Tuesday, November 07, 2006


IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE! ELECTION DAY IS FINALLY HERE!
I'M SOMEBODY!






Today all of our hard work pays off. Tomorrow everything will be different, better. After this day, life in this great land will be brighter, saner, cleaner, taxes will be abolished, and gasoline will be 39 cents per tank. A new spirit of bipartisanship will reign, the sun will come out tomorrow, tomorrow!


No more hopeless battles to be fought to useless and inconclusive ends. All will work out, everything will be OK!







Meet the new boss. Hallelujah!
We won't get fooled again!














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Monday, November 06, 2006

Eleanor Dachtler: American Hero

This is a fabulous story from James Taranto ripped off from Steve Tetreault -

Hoping to generate attention for his boss late in an underdog campaign, an aide to Nevada Senate Democrat candidate Jack Carter (eldest son of Pres Jimmy Carter) solicited the mother of an Iraq war casualty to appear alongside the Senate candidate at a rally or news conference last week.

But if it was looking for a willing ally, the Carter camp evidently picked the wrong mother.

Eleanor Dachtler of Las Vegas said she was insulted by the overture, which was made in a blind letter that began: "I hope I have reached the right Eleanor Dachtler and that you are the mother of Nick Anderson. If not, please disregard this letter."

The letter asked if Dachtler would appear with Carter at an event where the candidate would be criticizing the Iraq policy of President Bush and Republican incumbent John Ensign.

Dachtler's participation could help draw media coverage, she was told. . . .

"I read the letter, and I thought, 'This guy is a (expletive),' " said Dachtler, whose 18-year old son, Nicholas, was killed on Nov. 12, 2004, in the Anbar province. . . .

She said she kept her annoyance to herself until she saw Carter on television with paraplegics at an event to promote stem cell research, similar to the idea his aides had pitched her on Iraq.

"It was almost like he was exploiting these people," she said.

"Almost like"? Mrs. Dachtler, you have a gift for understatement! Jack Carter, by the way, is the son of the worst president of the latter half of the 20th century.

There's something especially revolting about the attempt to exploit American servicemen by painting them as victims rather than heroes, a political technique pioneered by John "Botched Joke" Kerry, who told a Senate committee in 1971:

"I called the media. . . . I said, 'If I take some crippled veterans down to the White House and we chain ourselves to the gates, will we get coverage?' 'Oh, yes, we will cover that.' "
Mrs. Dachtler is another real American hero. Her son,Lance Cpl. Nicholas H. Anderson, would be very proud of his mother.

The venal tactic attempted by Jack Carter is vintage Democrat Party ala John Kerry* as I wrote here. Disgusting, just disgusting.

*He was in VietNam.



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Saddam Hussein to be Hanged by the Neck Until Dead, Dead, Dead


Saddam Hussein, former Iraqi dictator, whom the Times Online discribed as a "strongman" as though he were a "body builder, muscle-head at Muscle Beach in Venice, Cailfornia, will be executed, hanged by the neck until he is dead, by the end of January, a senior member of Nouri al-Maliki’s Dawa party predicted today. MP Haider al-Abadi said


I don’t think it will drag on beyond January of next year," said MP Haider al-Abadi, who is a confidant to the Iraqi Prime Minister.
The 69 yr old murdering bastard was sentenced to death Monday in Baghdad. Saddam was found guilty of ordering the massacre of 148 boys amd men in the village of Dujail in 1982 after an assassination attempt on his worthless, wasted life. An automatic appeal of the senrence has been filed and the first trial will be reveiwed for any infairness, breaches of the law, so on and so forth. No one wants to make a mistake and kill an innocent man.

Many in the press still don't have a clue. In the White House pressroom Sunday, November 5, James Taranto writes in Opinion Journal about Tony Snow and the "press gaggle"


Q: Do you think [Saddam's] death really matters, in a country so mired in turmoil?

Snow: What do you mean, does his death really matter?

Q: You know, the death penalty. I mean, wouldn't a guilty verdict have been enough? Does he have to be put to death? And does it really matter in a country like Iraq?


Note the dismissive way the unidentified reporter refers to "a country like Iraq," as if the 27 million people there just aren't worth bothering with. Snow had a good answer:
Well, I'm not going to second-guess the people of Iraq. You might want to keep in mind that this is a guy who's on trial right now for killing, in a separate incident, 180,000 people, and killed hundreds of thousands of his own citizens. And there are people who will forever bear the scars, real and psychological, for the way he brutalized the country over a long period of time.

I think we owe them our respect for having conducted a trial of this sort in an orderly manner, while there were threats of violence throughout on both sides. And the judges are going to be releasing all of the evidence and all the deliberations that led them to this verdict, so that their own process will be completely transparent. I think we ought to respect that.
The media and the world is missing the story here that this has been an Iraqi event totally run and sponsered by Iraq under Iraqi law. For Iraq to mete out domestic justice so soon after the overthrow of the dictatorship of the Hussein Gang, is a major miracle. After the execution of Saddam, the best opportunity to establish a real country again may present itself.



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