Wednesday, 17 October 2007
AS WE 'LET THE UN DO IT'S WORK'.....
I have written about the horror of Zimbabwe a number of times already.
But, because there is a genocide of its people being conducted by it's own head
of state while the world watches and does nothing, I feel it necessary to do so
This is the latest news, courtesy of Reuters -- which, disgracefully, does
its level best to sanitize what is really happening in this hell on earth:.
Zimbabwe inflation hits record
By Nelson Banya 39 minutes ago
Zimbabwe's inflation rate jumped to a record high
in September, the latest sign that President Robert Mugabe has made little
progress in easing an economic crisis analysts say presents the biggest
challenge to his rule.
The government's Central Statistical Office (CSO)
said on Wednesday annualized inflation rose to 7,982.1 percent in September from
6,592.8 percent in August. Experts estimate it is actually much
Zimbabweans, who face severe food, fuel and
foreign currency shortages, can barely afford bus fares. Queues outside of
stores are getting longer and many shelves are empty.
Mugabe's security forces, accused of widespread
human rights abuses, are cracking down on dissent. But economic pressure is
building and the veteran leader has not proven to Zimbabweans that he can take
control and ease their hardships.
The opposition is weak and divided, so economic
turmoil is more likely to weaken Mugabe, analysts say.
In one sign of growing discontent, the southern
African country has been hit by a spate of wildcat strikes in the past month
from workers demanding wages in line with the country's inflation, the highest
in the world.
Analysts expect the inflation rate to keep rising
after businesses obtained government permission to start increasing some prices,
which had been frozen under a controversial price blitz that Mugabe imposed in
"Fundamentally the increase was largely expected
given the strong inflationary pressures in the economy," said David Mupamhadzi,
a bank economist.
"The trend is likely to continue beyond December
despite the supply side intervention (of extending concessionary loans to
producers) by the central bank to improve productivity)," he told
To read this account, you'd swear that while there are major problems with
the mugabe government, it is trying to help out its people. In reality,
the mugabe government took a relatively prosperous African country and turned it
into Dante's Inferno.
The farming sector, which not so long ago fed all Zimbabweans and exported to other countries,
has been taken from the productive farmers (most were too White for Mr.
mugabe's taste) and given over to his cronies, who had no idea of how to farm successfully.
So now those same farms produce only a small fraction of what they
People are starving in the streets. Supplies of
even the most basic staples are non-existent. And even if they did exist, with inflation at 8,000%, who could
ever afford them?
Do you understand what an 8,000% inflation rate is? It means
that if a loaf of bread cost $2.50 last year, it costs $200.00 this
year. Two hundred dollars.
But things are just peachy at the mugabe residence. Life is sweet,
money abounds and luxuries are everywhere.
I will ask now, as I've asked before: Where is the rest of the world on
this? Where are Zimbabwe's African neighbors on this? Where is the
UN on this?
The people of Zimbabwe are not pieces in a board
game. They are human beings. Millions of them. What did they do to deserve this
deliberate genocide being visited upon them, other than committing the "crime" of living
And what about most of the rest of the world, which sits by doing
nothing as we fight international terrorism except for telling us what we
are doing wrong? What are they doing other than sitting by and doing
nothing as Zimbabwean people die at the hands of a head of state with no
humanity who couldn't care less? Exactly the same
And what about the UN, which is supposed to be the prime mover in
addressing such situations? What does it do? It, too, sits by and does nothing.
No difference at all.
Think about it. A head of state who couldn't care less if his own
people die in the street, as long as he gets his. The UN which couldn't
care less if Zimbabwean people die in the street as long as the fine restaurants
of New York City still accept their charge cards.
How different is robert mugabe from the UN?
BLACK BUFFOONS AND THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE
I believe in racial equality. I believe that being
Black doesn't make you anything but Black. It doesn't make you smart or
dumb, thin or fat, good or bad at math, openminded or closeminded or anything
else. There are Black idiots and Black geniuses. The blackness of their skin does
not make them either of those things or anything in between.
Because of this, it pains me to note that a number of highly visible Black "leaders" are buffoons who reinforce horribly
negative racial images, which some people then apply to the entire
In my opinion, al sharpton is arguably the single most conspicuous example..... and john
conyers is close behind.
With this in mind, here is a report in today's Washington Post of al
sharpton's testimony at john conyers' hearing...with copious buffoonery from
keith ellison and sheila jackson-lee tossed in for good measure:
Justice Denied, Sharpton
By Dana Milbank
Wednesday, October 17, 2007;
Twenty-two members of the House Judiciary Committee took their seats for yesterday's hearing into the
Jena, La., racial conflagration. Cameras and a standing-room-only crowd jammed the
hearing room. But where was the star witness?
"Let me apologize," the Rev. Al Sharpton told the committee after strolling in an unfashionable one hour and 42
minutes late. "I have been on the tarmac in New York for the last two hours, so it was the airlines, not me, that is
Not exactly, Reverend. True, Sharpton's 8:30
Delta Shuttle flight was canceled, but even if it had been on time, it would have put
Sharpton on Capitol Hill well after the hearing's start time. The real reason: Sharpton had to be
on the set of NBC's
"Today" show in New York yesterday morning.
As it happens, Sharpton may have done the
lawmakers a favor. Before his arrival, Democrats, Republicans and the other
witnesses managed to have a relatively low-key discussion about the
Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, argued that the white
students who hung a noose at their high school shouldn't be prosecuted for hate
crimes just because black students had been unfairly punished by a nefarious
district attorney for beating a white schoolmate. Likewise, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree urged the committee to focus on failing
schools and ways to improve race relations in Jena.
But overshadowing this dialogue was the empty
chair at the witness table. "If I were compiling a group of witnesses to
encourage the diminishing of racial disharmony, I don't know that Mr. Sharpton
would have made my cut," Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) advised Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.).
As if on cue, Sharpton, in a three-piece suit,
walked in a few minutes later and, to the tune of hundreds of camera-shutter
clicks, took his seat. Conyers asked if he wished to make a belated opening
statement, and Sharpton certainly did.
"It is almost like the national government is not
in the country while we're watching nooses on the news every night," he said so
loudly that microphones were superfluous. "The Justice Department," he
continued, poking his fingers in the air, "needs to step into Jena and the Jenas
of this country and establish that . . . the states did not win the Civil
Conyers, with civil rights credentials of his own,
reminded Sharpton that he was "in the federal government right now before the
Judiciary Committee, who I think has responded in quite a timely manner." The
chairman further advised Sharpton: "I'm not sure if you had the benefit of what
I thought was some excellent discussion."
But it was no use. It may have been Sharpton's
words, his presence, or merely a coincidence, but after his arrival, the session
quickly turned into an attack on the Bush administration and its representative
at the hearing, U.S. Attorney Donald Washington of Louisiana, an African American himself.
Cohen, the civil rights lawyer, appealed for
"cooler heads" and cautioned that "the wheels of justice grind slowly." But
Sharpton demanded immediate action. "I know that the wheels of justice may turn
slow, but it seems that it's at a standstill."
Soon after that, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Tex.)
exploded with rage at the U.S. attorney. "Tell me why you did not intervene,"
she shouted at the witness, who clenched his jaw and fiddled with his pen.
"These broken lives could have been prevented if you had taken the symbolic
responsibility that you have, being the first African American appointed to the
Western District," she said, her voice breaking into a shriek at times as the
audience cheered. "I am outraged."
Washington, a former oil company lawyer, seemed
anguished. "I am a child of the '60s," he replied. "I am, I think, what Dr. King
was trying to get us to do, trying to get us to be." But, he argued, "there are
only certain things that a United States attorney can do . . . with respect to a
state and how it handles its criminal justice system."
Sharpton didn't accept that "disturbing" excuse.
"I think that this is tantamount to aiding and abetting people that Dr. King
fought against," he determined.
The Republicans fled the room soon after Sharpton's arrival, leaving
Sharpton boosters on the dais. "There are people who will criticize you,
Reverend, and say that you only go where the cameras are," Rep. Hank Johnson
(D-Ga.) told Sharpton. "But I'll say that wherever you go, the cameras
Whatever the order, Sharpton knew how to play to
the cameras. After Cohen repeated that "I don't fault the U.S. attorney for not
filing charges," Sharpton came back with the allegation that this is "why we're
seeing nooses all over America."
Lawmakers piled on. "Mr. Washington, you used your
discretionary latitude to decline the juvenile proceedings for the noose
hangers," Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) lectured. When Washington tried to
disagree, Ellison told him: "I'm not going to let you waste my time."
"I almost fell off my chair when you invoked the
name of Martin Luther King to say that you were somehow the culmination of his work,"
"You hit it on the head," Sharpton
"Martin Luther King did not do his work so you
could get a nice house," Ellison tag-teamed.
"The height of ingratitude," Sharpton
The hearing adjourned to audience chants of "Free
the Jena Six.".
This, folks is a kkker's delight. Lying about the reason for being
late, screaming, shouting and insults instead of serious discussion, with a
rowdy mob cheering it all on, etc. etc. etc.
These buffoons apparently think they come across as very impressive. But the reality is that their actions are literally
a recruiting device for kkk and aryan nation groups. This, they will tell potential
members, is what you get when you put Black people into power.
The saddest part, of course,
is that people like sharpton, conyers, ellison, et al are not in any way
representative of the millions upon millions of decent Black people who live their lives, go
about their business and, I strongly suspect, cringe at the stereotypes that this bunch are
reinforcing. But they saddle the general Black population with these stereotypes nonetheless.
Aren't there enough White racists out there who negatively stereotype Black
people? Do there have to be Black buffoons to do it as well?
Too bad the next few planes sharpton could have taken weren't cancelled too.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE'S HATE AFFAIR WITH RUDY GIULIANI
New York magazine hates Rudy Giuliani.
This is hardly surprising, since Giuliani is the antithesis of the
dilletantish Manhattan elite crowd it tries to be at the center of.
And New York magazine, like the leftward Democratic
elites it sucks up to, especially hates the enormous, larger-than -life
contribution of Mr. Giuliani to New York City (and the free world) during and
So it is joining the Democratic party, by trying to make 9/11 a liability for
Mr. Giuliani if he wins the Republican presidential nomination. The idea
is that he should be attacked as an exploiter of 9/11 if he so much as mentions
Their favorite, Heroine Hillary, has no such problem. Since she has no
accomplishments (Giuliani pointed that out on Hannity & Colmes just last
night and is dead-on correct) she certainly can't be in the position of
exploiting them. That would be like me bragging about hitting a home run
that won the world series.
In any event, here is New York's latest attempt to demonize Giuliani over
9/11. Please take special note of their source, which they link to at the
bottom of the piece:.
Giuliani Begins Returning $9.11
You know how Rudy's
been hating on the Big
Apple all over the place lately? Well, it looks like he's making at least a
slight effort this week to make nice. After New Yorkers (and others) became
outraged that a California supporter threw a fund-raiser for him asking for
donations in the denomination of $9.11, the Giuliani campaign quietly began
returning the checks. It's a small gesture (literally how much money could he
have raised? If 200 people sent in checks, that's still well under the maximum
amount one person can donate alone), but it's something. Is he finally
recognizing how offensive it is for him to try to own the September 11 tragedy?
Is he taking note that if his home city finishes turning against him, he'll have
a hard time convincing people that he has a great mayoral legacy? Does this
signify personal growth on his part? Eh, probably not. It's just $9.11, people.
Giuliani Camp Returning $9.11 Donor Checks [HuffPo].
You have to tip your hate...er, hat to New York Magazine. This is
a hatchet job that would have done their kindred spirits at The New York
Times proud, and then some.
all, note that they accuse Giuliani of "hating on" New York City (interesting
turn of phrase). If you click on the link they provide, you find
another squib by them, based on a New York Times hit piece. And what do
you see? You see a claim that Giuliani is "Trash-Talking" the city.
And what is this trash talk they refer to? It is that
Giuliania says he did a lot to clean New York City up and make it
See, the "logic" here is that if you say you accomplished a lot, you must be
saying that the city was down the toilet beforehand, and therefore by talking
about your accomplishments you are trash talking the city.
That, presumably, would make every politician who ever cites his/her
accomplishments a trash talker too. You want idiocy on toast, there it is
(Incidentally, they supplemented this idiocy with about as awful a picture of
Giuliani as they could find. Please click on their link, not
just to read the idiotic attack but to see the picture I'm talking
about. Real classy).
Now let's get to the main event: A fundraiser for Mr. Giuliani asked
for $9.11 checks, presumably to reference Mr. Giuliani's (utterly stellar)
performance at that time. Giuliani clearly is embarrassed by the way it
was done and has been returning the checks.
In the real world, you would be complimenting Mr. Giuliani for not accepting
money donated this way. YOU would, but not New York Magazine. To
them it is a chance to bash Rudy by making it seem as though he has had some
kind of an epiphany about what a piece of excrement he is. In their
words, "Is he finally recognizing how offensive it is for him to try to own the
September 11 tragedy?"
Now that I've shown you how small, and hate-filled this bunch is, let me show
you just how accomplished Mr. Giuliani is. Not with sound bites and BS,
but with facts.
The narrative of Rudy Giuliani's accomplishments is far, far too long
for this blog. But you can read it all at http://www.opinionjournal.com/federation/feature/?id=110009721
Please, please, take the time to do so. Rudy Giuliani's body of
accomplishments are jaw-dropping...and 9/11 is just one part of them.
I will end by posting a fraction of the analysis - which specifically
addresses 9/11. I urge you to NOT just read what I've copied
below. The entire piece is eminently worth your time and
Today, Americans see Mr. Giuliani as
presidential material because of his leadership in the wake of the terrorist
attacks, but to those of us who watched him first manage America's biggest city
when it was crime-ridden, financially shaky and plagued by doubts about its
future as employers and educated and prosperous residents fled in droves, Mr.
Giuliani's leadership on 9/11 came as no surprise. What Americans saw after the
attacks is a combination of attributes that Mr. Giuliani governed with all
along: the tough-mindedness that had gotten him through earlier civic crises, a
no-nonsense and efficient management style, and a clarity and directness of
speech that made plain what he thought needed to be done and how he would do it.
Like great wartime leaders, Mr. Giuliani displayed
unflinching courage on 9/11. A minute after the first plane struck, he rushed
downtown, arriving at the World Trade Center just after the second plane hit the
South Tower, when it became obvious to everyone that New York was under attack.
Fearing that more strikes were on the way--and without access to City Hall, the
police department or the city's command center because of damage from the
attacks--Mr. Giuliani hurried to reestablish city government, narrowly escaping
death himself as the towers came down next to a temporary command post he had
set up in lower Manhattan. "There is no playbook for a mayor on how to organize
city government when you are standing on a street covered by dust from the
city's worst calamity," one of his deputy mayors, Anthony Coles, later observed.
Mr. Giuliani understood that he needed not only to
keep city government operating but to inspire and console as well. Within a few
hours, he had reestablished New York's government in temporary headquarters,
where he led the first post-9/11 meeting with his commissioners and with a host
of other New York elected officials on hand to observe, prompting even one of
his harshest critics, liberal Manhattan congressman Jerrold Nadler, to marvel at
the "efficiency of the meeting." Within hours, the city launched a massive
search-and-recovery operation. Some half a dozen times that day Mr. Giuliani
went on TV, reassuring the city and then the nation with his calm, frank
demeanor and his plainspoken talk. As the nation struggled to understand what
had happened and President Bush made his way back to Washington, Mr. Giuliani
emerged as the one public official in America who seemed to be in command on
9/11. He became, as Newsweek later called him, "our Winston Churchill."
In the weeks following the attacks, Mr. Giuliani
became both the cheerleader of New York's efforts to pick itself up and the
voice of moral outrage about the attacks. Mr. Giuliani exhorted private
institutions within the city--the stock exchanges, the Broadway theaters--to
resume operations and urged the rest of America and the world to come visit the
city. Not waiting for federal aid, the city rapidly began a cleanup of the World
Trade Center site, which proceeded ahead of schedule, and of the devastated
neighborhood around the site, which reopened block by block in the weeks after
the attacks. Meanwhile, the mayor led visiting heads of state on tours of the
devastation, because, he said, "You can't come here and be neutral." He
addressed the United Nations on the new war against terrorism, warning the
delegates: "You're either with civilization or with terrorists." When a Saudi
prince donated millions to relief efforts but later suggested that U.S. policy
in the Middle East may have been partially responsible for the attacks, Mr.
Giuliani returned the money, observing that there was "no moral equivalent" for
the unprecedented terrorist attack. He attended dozens of funerals of emergency
workers killed in the towers' collapse, leading the city not just in remembrance
but in catharsis.
With almost two days left to bid, the DCC's*** smear letter against Rush
Limbaugh, signed by 41 of its members, is now bid at $102,300. Obviously this is
going to get a lot higher.
Still no word on any DCC member matching any part of that money, all of which
is pledged to an educational fund for the families of fallen marines and police
Limbaugh has managed in one fell swoop to turn their idiotic attack on him
into a reason for THEM being a national laughingstock and gotten a huge
contribution for an eminently worthwhile cause in the bargain.
We're still waiting to see if DCC members are willing to match the bid for
their letter. So far not a peep out of any one of them.
***Democratic Clown College
MORE ON THE UN'S ABILITY TO 'DO IT'S WORK'
This comes to us via www.sweetness-light.com. They
say it so well that there's little need to embellish:.
October 17th, 2007
From an outraged AFP:
[AFP caption:] Somalis carry food aid
distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jowhar,
Somali forces storm UN compound in Mogadishu
by Mustafa Haji Abdinur
Somali government forces stormed
the UN compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday and arrested the World Food
Programmes (WFP) top representative in the capital.
The Rome-based WFP promptly responded by
suspending food distribution to more than 75,000 people in the city.
The relief agency said between 50 and 60 armed
members of the National Security Service (NSS) stormed the UN offices in
southern Mogadishu at 8:15am (0515 GMT) and took away the WFP country head,
Idris Mohamed Osman, at gunpoint.
Mr Osman is being held in a cell at NSS
headquarters near the presidential palace. WFP has not received any
explanation for this action, which violates international law, it said in a
The agency also noted that
international law bars entry to UN premises without prior permission.
A UN official in Mogadishu told AFP that the
operation was carried out by troops with machine guns who arrived aboard two
trucks and forced their way into the compound.
No shots were fired during the
Peter Smerdon, the WFPs spokesman in the Kenyan
capital, Nairobi, said the agency was urgently taking up the matter with the
What a shock! The United Nations surrendered
without a shot.
The agency also noted that international law
bars entry to UN premises without prior permission.
Oh, my sides. They should pass a resolution
condemning these bandits. And maybe write a stiff letter.
By the way, note the caption of the photo at the
Somalis carry food aid distributed by the United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jowhar, September
Then look closely at the bags in the photo. Notice
the American flag and the US-AID label.
But thats what the UN does best: take credit for
the good work and generous taxpayers of the United States.
(Actually, what the UN does best live like pashas
off of the billions of dollars they scam. But that is another
GUEST COMMENTARY: JEFF JACOBY ON OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Jeff Jacoby is the house non-liberal of the Boston Globe. He is also a
terrific writer who usually is right on target with his ideas and
analysis....and today's one of those usual days.
Here is Jeff on the sorry state of our public schools:
BIG BROTHER AT SCHOOL
October 17, 2007
of education, being an essential of civil and religious liberty . . . must not
be interfered with under any pretext whatever," the party's national platform
declared. "We are opposed to state interference with parental rights and rights
of conscience in the education of children as an infringement of the fundamental
. . . doctrine that the largest individual liberty consistent with the rights of
others insures the highest type of American citizenship and the best
political party said that? The Libertarians? The Barry Goldwater Republicans of
1964? Some minor party on the right-wing fringe?
that ringing endorsement of parental supremacy in education was adopted by the
Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1892, which just goes to show what
was possible before the Democratic Party was taken hostage by the teachers
unions. (The same platform also warned that "the tendency to centralize all
power at the federal capital has become a menace," blasted barriers to free
trade as "robbery of the great majority of the American people for the benefit
of the few," and pledged "relentless opposition to the Republican policy of
education as on so much else, the Democrats sing from a different hymnal. When
the party's presidential candidates debated at Dartmouth College recently, they were asked about a controversial incident in
, where a second-grade teacher, to the
dismay of several parents, had read her young students a story celebrating
same-sex marriage. Were the candidates "comfortable" with that?
absolutely," former senator John Edwards promptly replied. "I want my children .
. . to be exposed to all the information . . . even in second grade . . .
because I don't want to impose my view. Nobody made me God. I don't get to
decide on behalf of my family or my children. . . . I don't get to impose on
them what it is that I believe is right." None of the other candidates
disagreed, even though most of them say they oppose same-sex
Thus in a
little over 100 years, the Democratic Party -- and, for that matter, much of the
Republican Party -- has been transformed from a champion of "parental rights and
rights of conscience in the education of children" to a party whose leaders
believe that parents "don't get to impose" their views and values on what their
kids are taught in school. Do American parents see anything wrong with that?
Apparently not: The overwhelming majority of them dutifully enroll their
children in government-operated schools, where the only views and values
permitted are the ones prescribed by the state.
controversies like the one in Lexington
are reminders that Big Brother's ideas about what and how children should be
taught are not always those of mom and dad.
differ on same-sex marriage and evolution, on the importance of sports and the
value of phonics, on the right to bear arms and the reverence due the
Confederate flag. Some parents are committed secularists; others are devout
believers. Some place great emphasis on math and science; others stress history
and foreign languages. Americans hold disparate opinions on everything from the
truth of the Bible to the meaning of the First Amendment, from the usefulness of
rote memorization to the significance of music and art. With parents so often in
boisterous disagreement, why should children be locked into a one-size-fits-all,
government-knows-best model of education?
would want the government to run 90 percent of the nation's entertainment
industry. Nobody thinks that 90 percent of all housing should be owned by the
state. Nobody believes that health care would be improved if the government
operated 90 percent of all hospitals, pharmacies, and doctors offices. Yet the
government's control of 90 percent of the nation's schools leaves most Americans
But we should be concerned. Not just because
the quality of government schooling is frequently so poor or its costs so high.
Not just because public schools are constantly roiled by political storms. Not
just because schools backed by the power of the state are not accountable to
parents and can ride roughshod over their concerns. And not just because the
public-school monopoly, like virtually all monopolies, resists change,
innovation, and excellence.
that is true, but a more fundamental truth is this: In a society founded on
political and economic liberty, government schools should have no place. Free
men and women do not entrust to the state the molding of their children's minds
and character. As we wouldn't trust the state to feed our kids, or to clothe
them, or to get them to bed on time, neither should we trust the state to teach
Americans in an earlier era knew in their bones, many in the 21st century need
to relearn: Education is too important to be left to the government.
While unstated in so many words,
Jeff clearly appears to be endorsing the concept of school
At any rate, I hope he is.
Because I strongly support them -- in no small part because they enable people
of limited means to extricate their children from the stifling provincialities
of the public schools of this country.
Freedom doesn't end at the
DCC CONDEMNATION LETTER UPDATE
Here is the latest on Rush Limbaugh's auction of the condemnation letter
signed by 41 members of the DCC (Democratic Clown College):
With over two days to go, the bidding for this letter is at $65,100.
Watch for it to rise appreciably.
And remember, Rush Limbaugh is donating all proceeds to an educational fund
for the families of fallen marines and law enforcement members.
Remember, too, that he has challenged senate malaise leader harry reid, and
his other 40 signees, to match the amount that will eventually be paid for their
smear letter. So far, not a peep out of them.
I said it days ago and I'll say it again now: Did they ever eff with
the wrong guy.
THE LEFT SPEAKS OUT ABOUT RANDI RHODES
As you probably know, two stories were reported yesterday about Randi
Rhodes, the leftward radio show host of Air America.
-The first story was that she was brutally mugged while walking her dog in
Manhattan, she lost several teeth in the mugging and would be off the air for
several days while she recovered;
-The second was that Ms. Rhodes was not mugged at
all. Her lawyer said (this is verbatim from the Daily News
article)...shes not sure what happened, and only knows
that she fell down and is in a lot of pain. The lawyer said Rhodes expects to
be back on the air Thursday. He stressed there is no indication she was targeted or that she was the victim of a hate
Ok, these things happen. An early report was wrong. So it
Except for the fact that this gives us another opportunity to see how
the LAMB crowd (the Lunatic-left And Mega-moonbat Brigade) views the
Michelle Malkin compiled some representative commentary
from various right and left wing bloggers, all worth
reading. But she also pulled some representative comments that were posted by
readers of the most popular left wing site, www.dailykos.com. These are LAMBs in good
standing and happy to show their true feelings since, within the dailykos, they
are among friends.
You can read the LAMB comments at Ms. Malkin's website: http://michellemalkin.com/2007/10/16/randi-rhodes-wasnt-mugged-air-america-credibility-plunges-to-nytimes-stock-level-depths/.
for god sake don't blame me for the awful language, this is what THEY said, not
what I said.
Anyone who wants to see naked hatred as it really is should click on that
link and read every comment.
UPDATE: It is about 2:00PM eastern time, and I
just checked the air america website (www.airamerica.com). Not one word
about Randi Rhodes. Not even to wish her well and hope she comes back
soon. Nothing. As if she didn't exist.
Boy did THIS story die.
IBD ON THE INEFFECTUAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS
I complain a lot about the UN being ineffective (to say the least).
Well, what about our congress? Mainstream media, as per usual, are
running interference for them, as senate malaise leader harry reid and
disparager of the house nancy pelosi get virtually nothing done.
Think I'm exaggerating? Hey, I MUST be, you didn't read this in the New
York Times or see it on the Today show or the network news, did you?
Therefore it can't be true.
Or can it?
If you read Investor's Business Daily, you know all about this sorry
lack of performance, complete with specifics. Here is their editorial
on the subject:.
Little To Show
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS
DAILY | Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 4:20 PM PT
President Bush wanted to expose congressional Democrats' ineptitude, it
wasn't hard. He just had to point to their glaring absence of achievements
during the more than nine months they've held
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders are in the habit of
complaining that the Iraqi parliament hasn't yet solved that country's
deep-seated ethnic disputes. But the Congress over which they preside
can't even pass one single spending bill. Now a new fiscal year is upon
As the president pointed out during a
Wednesday press conference, "major pieces of legislation aren't moving,
and those that are, are at a snail's pace." All in all, "Congress has
little to show for all the time that has gone by."
When the Pelosi-Reid Congress isn't actually
paralyzed, it's playing politics:
The FISA law governing the terrorist
surveillance programs that have helped foil numerous bomb plots is
something this Congress cannot bring itself to authorize on a permanent
basis. It expires in February, and Democrats are intent on weakening
As the president asked: "Why change a good
law? The way that law was written works for the security of the country .
. . it enables our intelligence experts to . . . find out the intentions
On SCHIP, a poor children's medical
assistance program, Congress knew its attempt to increase eligibility to
$83,000 would fail via a presidential veto. The president called it "an
attempt by some in Congress to expand the reach of the federal government
in medicine" by encouraging people "to move from private medicine" to
government coverage. That could engender more support for socialized
health care if a Democrat becomes the next president.
In August, the White House proposed
reforms to make it easier to refinance mortgages. "More than six weeks
later, Congress has yet to finish work on any of these measures," the
Trade bills expanding access to markets in
South America and Asia are languishing.
Congress has yet to complete the Veterans
Affairs appropriations bill funding veterans' benefits. Even in this area
on which Democratic congressional leaders and the White House supposedly
agree, they cannot get the job done.
Yet with all that work unattended to,
Congress does find time to try to pass a resolution condemning Turkey for
nearly 100-year-old crimes by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians.
The president made note of the fact that "both Republicans and Democrats,
including every living former secretary of state, have spoken out against
this resolution." (Yes, even Madeleine Albright thinks what Pelosi &
Co. are doing is dangerous.)
With all the work it has to do, Congress
should not be "antagonizing a democratic ally in the Muslim world,
especially one that is providing vital support for our military every
day," Bush said.
In the case of the Turkey resolution,
there's little doubt that Speaker Pelosi and the others who are pushing it
realize that slapping an invaluable Muslim ally would destabilize the
improving situation in Iraq.
Turkey's parliament has just approved a
military incursion into northern Iraq to move against the bases of the
Kurdish guerillas waging an armed campaign for self-rule in Turkey. The
Turkish prime minister said such action in Iraq would not take place
immediately, but "in proper time on the proper ground."
The president stressed that for those
serving in government, protecting the American people is "our most solemn
duty." But whether it's blocking terrorist surveillance, sabotaging Iraq
by affronting a Mideast ally or falsely accusing the White House of
depriving poor children of medical care, this Congress sees itself as
having a different mission: impairing this presidency every chance it
That sorry enough for you? What a disgraceful record. 90% show
and 10% obstruction.
When do these people start legislating for the needs of our country?
And when do media stop protecting them by not educating voters on how little
they are doing?
Or put another way, when do media stop treating them as Democrats?