Thursday, September 09, 2004

Kerry Clock

Nevermind. Never gotr this to work. Not much point now. Heh.

Monday, September 06, 2004

What's The Point?

That's what I find myself asking as far as having a blog. Or, even getting involved in some of the online discussion. I discussed my original intentions below, and also highlighted the vast distance I was behind due to the enormous amount of work already being done.

I like reading Blogs for information, the discussion and the entertainment. I also enjoy them because they are posing a direct and considerable challenge to the established Media, which is so vitally important. I can watch the sea-change beginning to occur, and unlike watching a tide roll in, it is much more exciting.

I just don't know if I am up to the task, and I don't just mean intellectually. The constant drain these people must be under to not only keep on top of the news, but also to wrangle with the 'opposition' over and over again, particularly with those to whom truth and logic are simply relative terms, to be used and discarded as needed. Take a look at this exchange. The post is from Tacitus, regarding the AP's latest reworking of reality. Now, read the responses from the people regarding this story.

Notice anything? Like how, in pretty much all the responses, they completely ignore or do not get the point of the story? I wonder why these guys bother...




Friday, September 03, 2004

1936 ALL OVER AGAIN

Fox News
World Leaders Horrified at Russia Siege
Friday, September 03, 2004

PARIS — World leaders expressed horror over the bloody hostage crisis at a school in southern Russia on Friday, saying the attack on schoolchildren showed terrorists have sunk to new lows. Some experts warned that Russia's Chechnya conflict (
search ) was becoming the next crossroads of international terrorism.
"The series of escalating attacks in Russia this month leaves no doubt that the conflict in Chechnya is a matter of international, not merely internal, security," said Celeste Walander, director of CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program (
search ) in Washington, D.C.
Messages of solidarity and shock poured in from capitals worldwide as a three-day standoff at a school turned into a gunfight between Russian commandos and Chechen militants holding hundreds of hostages. An official said the death toll could be far more than 150.
The bodies of children killed in the fighting were lined up in and around the school in the town of Beslan, in the southern republic of North Ossetia (
search ), near Chechnya. Wounded children, some naked and bloody, were carried from the scene to a makeshift hospital.
"We have been confronted with a deep human tragedy," said Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot, speaking on behalf of the European Union (
search ). "This shows once again that we have to do everything in our power to confront terrorism."

Many decried the violence as heinous new territory for terrorists.
"This is a new dimension of terrorism," said German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
"There are no reasons imaginable that could justify taking children, toddlers, babies and their mothers hostages," said German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer.
President Bush called the siege "another grim reminder of the length to which terrorists will go to threaten this civilized world."
"We mourn the innocent lives that have been lost," Bush said. "we stand with the people of Russia, we send them our prayers for this terrible situation."
France, caught in a hostage drama of its own with two French journalists held in Iraq, called for "everyone to mobilize in the fight against terrorism."


NO GODDAMN KIDDING!

Jesus, would it not be so easy? If the world, even just the sane, semi-rational, civilized part, were to stand up, as one and say:

ENOUGH! GODAMMIT, THAT IS ENOUGH!

Imagine:

WAR ON TERROR REGIMES PRODUCES RESULTS, CRITICISM

September 11th, 2006

New York, United Nations-
A year after historic watershed moment for the world body, the United Nations declared it was winning the war against terrorism and genocide.
United States Secretary of State Colin Powell said the dramatic reduction on terrorist acts withing the last year shows the efforts are working.
"The road as not been easy, and the sacrifices have been considerable, but the liberation of Iran, the capture of Osama Bin Ladin, and the defeat of radicalism in the central asian states, and the holding peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Republic has led to a dramatic drop in terror attacks. I think you would have to call that success."
The United Nations Security Council unanimously declared terrorism a scourge of mankind on August 18th last year.
The resolution, symbolically numbered 9-11-2004, clearly defined terrorism as deliberate attacks on non-military targets and non-combatent civilians, and declared any nation that supports, harbors or facilitates terrorist acts as an enemy of civilization.
The resolution created a NATO like strike force comprising forces from nearly 100 nations, commanded by a council headed by the United States, United Kingdom and Russia. The strike force is authorized to take military action on any country found to be supporting terrorism or genocide.
"The time for equivication and appeasement is long over," said Vladimer Putin. "All nations have all failed at what time or another to confront terrorism as a global threat, dealing only with those who harmed ourselves. We all have grown wiser."
Russian, American and Iraqi forces attacked Iran this past March, toppling the Mullahs in a week after evidence surfaced of Iranian support of Chechen rebels. The Chechens were responsible for numerous attacks in Russia over the years, including the siege of a school and the murder of hundreds of people, mostly children. The Iranians were also known for sponsoring attacks against America and supporting guerilla war in Iraq.
Iraqi agents are believed to have suceeded in pin-pointing Iran's several nuclear missiles, which were destroyed as the opening salvo in the brief war.
The success of the joint action caused Syria to reveal its WMD stockpile soon after. Many of the weapons were apparently of Iraqi origin from the reign of Saddam Hussein, who was executed last year for war crimes.
French Prime Minister Jaques Chirac, formerly a bitter opponent of direct military action, voiced his support of the resolution.
"We foolishly believed negotiation would work, but the biological attack on Paris has shown us an enemy which has no humanity. We need to face this threat."
Last year, an outbreak of ebola in Paris killed thousands, and the damage to French cultural landmarks due to the panic and fires reached into the billions.
The amount of agreement at the UN at the time was staggering considering its previous ideological split, although not universal. China had expressed apprehension over the resolution, but relented when faced with a unified American/European/Japanese alliance.
Egypt, headed by hard line Islamist population which overthrew the previous regime, denounced the resolution and even threatened Council members with more "plagued Parises".
The Council then swiftly announced a blockade of Egypt, declaring the Jihadist government illegitimate for engaging in terrorist threats. American and British warships were dispatched to the Med while French and Italian warplanes moved to Malta to support the military action.
The standoff continued until a load of Sarin gas was discovered being transported across the border with Chad. Captured with the shipment were several agents of Al Queda, who had planned to use the material.
The discovery led to an invasion of the nation, with over 26 nations directly involved...

This is going to get so much worse until all these dick-heads pull those heads out of their asses and get serious about this. But, God, could you imagine what a resolute, determined effort could do NOW? Iran, Syria and North Korea could not stand up to a united effort here, and a sustained campaign against these cockroaches would spare so much more blood in the long run. 1936 all over again...



ZELL HITS A NERVE

There is apparently ALOT of strong reaction to Zell Miller's RNC speech. Repubs seems to have loved it, while Dems are aghast, horrified, indignant.

The Dem reaction, at least from moderates, is critical, saying Zell was wrong, vicious and a demagogue.

Well, as for wrong, we can go to the record on that.

Kerry DID vote against a long list of weapon systems. Its in the record. Yeah, Dick Cheney voted against a few of the same, but that does not a pattern make. Zell's point was that Kerry seemed to vote against almost everything.

Kerry also has stated numerous times his intention to defer to France and Germany and other "allies" when it comes to foreign policy, particularly when it comes to military decisions.

What he said at the DNC does not matter when it is compared to his consistent statements (unusual term for Kerry I know) during the last year and a half.

Kerry has repeatedly said that had he gone to war with Iraq, he would have not done it without our allies on board. He means France and Germany and maybe Russia. Britain, Italy, Poland are all on board, already. What he wants and says he could have gotten was the cooperation of the French, Germans and perhaps the Russians.

This attitude flies full in the face against the reality of the situation. France, Germany and Russia were NOT going to join us, period. France stated that they would never agree to military action against Iraq under any circumstances.

Someone who states that he would have gotten the agreement of an ally that was NEVER going to give it before going to war is effectively saying France had a veto on our actions. Did Kerry directly state this? "I will not go to war without the agreement of France!" Of course not, but that does not mean that he means just that. Look at what he says and what the implications.

Zell Miller was just laying out that logical conclusion based Kerry's repeated statements.

As far as being a demagogue...

dem·a·gogue also dem·a·gog ( P ) Pronunciation Key (dm-gôg, -gg)n.
A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.

By this definition, Bill Clinton and the democrats are the biggest demagogues around. He and the democrats (liberal) are always appealing to the emotions, particularly fear and envy, rather than fact and logic:

"Its for the children."

"The Republicans are trying to poison the water and air."

"The Republicans are trying to create a police state."

Clinton was an acknowledged master of using emotion ("I feel your pain") in addressing the public.

Zell Miller was certainly emotional (the term is pissed off) but he also had the facts to back him up. To call him a demagogue is an easy way to avoid addressing the points and issues he raised.

And what the man said in no way compares to the vitriol pouring from the Dems mouths since Bush took office. Not in any way, shape, or form. Not even close.

Zell gave the Dems a slap in the face for being pricks, and now they want to whine about it.

Screw them.

UPDATE:

Take a look at what an acceptable attack speech looks like according to ABC. (via. Media Research Center, Tip: Instapundit)

"ABC then showed Miller taking a whack at Bush and, indirectly, then-Vice President Dan Quayle: "Let's face facts: George Bush just doesn't get it. He doesn't see it, he doesn't feel it, and he's done nothing about it. That's why we cannot afford four more years. If the Education President gets another term, even our kids won't even be able to spell 'potato.'"