Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A great article by Ann Coulter

Teaching Democrats New Tricks

Fresh off my triumph over Kwanzaa, I thought I'd mention a couple of other facts that some of us are forced to keep repeating because liberals refuse to learn.

Ravens can learn to snatch fishermen's untended lines to get fish. Worms learn not to eat harmful bacteria (as opposed to the tasty nutritious bacteria they normally feed on). Fruit fly larvae can learn to detect the scent of predators.

But liberals cannot learn that the Aug. 6, 2001, Presidential Daily Briefing titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S." had not a speck of what we call "useful information."

I described the Aug. 6 PDB in detail in my 2006 book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." The memo read like a fifth-grader's book report that he left to the last minute and had to quickly cobble together with old information on Google. The only "warnings" of future actions by al-Qaida were completely wrong -- for example, suggesting that terrorists might be planning an attack "with explosives" or preparing to attack "federal buildings in New York."

But liberals cite the Aug. 6 PDB as if it were a clarion warning of the 9/11 attacks.

On Dec. 3 this year, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann angrily announced that the Aug. 6 PDB "could have included copies of the terrorist itineraries and the message from the future," but if the president didn't "act on it or perhaps did not even read it," it wouldn't make any difference.

In fact, if Bush had directed all members of the executive branch to drop everything and jump on the "warnings" in the Aug. 6 PDB, bomb-sniffing dogs would have been prowling the nation and police lookouts would have been stationed at federal buildings in New York City -- as planes smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

True, the title of the PDB was "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S." I have a memo on 10,000 waitresses in Los Angeles titled: "Aspiring Actresses Determined to Succeed in Hollywood."

But liberals endlessly repeat the same falsehoods like Stalinist party members, long after normal people have learned the truth and moved on.

Another Stalinesque classic is the left's claim that Sen. Saxby Chambliss ran an ad challenging Max Cleland's patriotism in the 2002 Senate campaign. I've seen the ad. You can see it, too: It's all over the Internet. It does not challenge Cleland's patriotism.

The ad begins by noting that America is facing "terrorists and extremist dictators" -- briefly showing pictures of them -- and goes on to say that although Cleland said he "supports Bush at every opportunity," in fact he had voted against "the president's vital Homeland security efforts 11 times."

Again, as I noted in "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)," Cleland voted against the establishment of a Homeland Security Department ... because it didn't allow for unionization of the work force:


Sorry, I'm on my break. Please call back in two hours.

It was a completely legitimate campaign ad -- urgent in fact -- having nothing to do with Cleland's patriotism, but rather addressing his voting record (and, I would add, his sanity).

And yet, on MSNBC'S "Countdown" the host and guests vented their spleens at the ad all over again this year, during Chambliss' runoff re-election.

On Nov. 7, Olbermann called it "one of the most shameful moments in the history of American politics." His equally screechy guest Craig Crawford exclaimed: "I was horrified by what Chambliss did to (Cleland) in that campaign!"

On the Dec. 1 "Countdown," Margaret Carlson said: "I don't think enough attention can ever be paid to the ads that were run against Max Cleland. I'm waiting to hear if Chambliss apologizes for that someday."

At least liberals no longer lyingly claim Cleland lost his limbs because of a Viet Cong grenade. So there is that small victory. Soon, perhaps they'll learn to stop eating harmful bacteria.

Someday, I could stop writing new columns altogether and could just repost columns and book excerpts I've already written disproving the same yarns liberals spin over and over again.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

One thing I don't miss about Colorado

I am a Coloradan. I was born in Alabama but by nature of being a military brat, I left Alabama when I was 5 to move to Okinawa as my father was in the military. When we came back to the states, though I thought we would go back to Alabama, we ended up moving to Colorado. So I lived in Colorado most of my life and accepted that I am a Coloradan. Even though I live in Arizona, I still consider myself a Coloradan. I love Colorado and if circumstances present itself, I will probably go back. But there is one thing I don't miss about Colorado. My brother sent me this picture from Colorado Springs. As I sit here in Arizona where it's about 65 degrees and relatively sunny, I ain't missing that snow.

Friday, December 12, 2008


You know, I wonder if God looks down and sees these kinds of sunsets and says "Hmmm, that was some good work there." I took this outside the station (it was actually video I shot on my Mino video recorder) while I was out having a cigarette.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Someone has a sense of humor

So I am watching (rather I am switching air at work really, I have no choice but to watch) "Last Call with Carson Daly" last night and who shows up other than Eddie Steeples. Now that name might not ring a bell, but he is best known as the Staples "rubber band man" and better known as "Crabman" on the show "Earl". I have to say that Earl is one of the few shows that NBC has that is really worth anything, seeing as how they program so much junk anymore, Remember the Rosie special? Anyway, I do like Earl even though it's cast are another group of limousine liberals. But at least, they don't take too many shots at the President (and I mean President Bush, not Comrade Obama).

(As a side note, why is it that liberals produce and program most shows on the networks? I think it is really another example of say, how conservative talk radio is popular, yet liberals never have any real success at it. I think it's the same way for TV. I bet if some talented conservative writers and producers created some decent shows, the ratings would be a helluva lot better than they are. But I digress.)

Anyway, as I am watching, Steeples talks about his wiki entry and how it says he's married, but he really isn't. I don't know why, but I decided to read his wiki entry and got to the bottom and read something that wasn't supposed to be there. I immediately saved the screen shot and thought I would post it. Click on the picture and look where I highlighted the text. It was gone later, you can go check. But whoever did this obviously feels the same way about Carson Daly that I do, he just sucks. He should have stayed at MTV as he is not very good at being a host.