Wednesday, 24 October 2007
EATING THEIR OWN
Both sides of the political aisle have their kamikazes. For Republicans
it is the Dobsonesque right. For Democrats it is the LAMBs (Lunatic-left
And Mega-moonbat Brigade).
Want proof? Read this:.
A newly formed political action committee is
aiming to stop Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary by calling into
question her progressive credentials.
"We think there are other Democratic presidential
candidates who are both more progressive and have a better chance of beating the
Republicans than she does," said the president of Democratic
He declined to tip his hand on the group's case
against Clinton, but said the PAC plans a paid media campaign in the early
primary states to make its position clear.
"Well definitely have sufficient resources to
make a significant media buy," he said, adding that their campaign against
Clinton would be "edgy" enough to get attention. "We dont need to raise an
immense amount of money to make a big difference."
Hurowitz, 29, is a Washington-based writer and
activist. (He has written freelance Ideas articles for Politico, including
criticizing Clinton's and Obama's energy plans.) The group's two other officers
are Sam Goldman and David Lipowicz, both of whom have worked for liberal and
environmental groups in Washington.
Hurowitz and Goldman have both contributed to the
campaign of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, but Hurowitz said their
effort is independent of any campaign.
"We have no plans right now to back any particular
candidate," Hurowitz said.
As a federal political action committee,
Democratic Courage is raising money only in contributions of $5,000 or less.
This allows the group to politick more directly than the independent groups
known as 527s, which can raise money in unlimited quantities but which have
limits on their direct support for candidates.
Their effort follows a long line of
lackluster "Stop Hillary" campaigns on the right, which began before her
election to the Senate in 2000, and have largely failed to raise large sums of
money or attract widespread attention. But Hurowitz distinguished his group from
"I'm definitely not a Hillary hater I think
there are other candidates who are better for the progressive movement,"
Hurowitz said. "Most of the people involved in our PAC will be happy to support
her if she does become the nominee."
A spokesman for Clinton declined to comment on the
I love that last part. "Im definitely not a Hillary hater....".
Translation: I'd take her over a Republican, but I'm going to make sure
that I damage her so badly she'll have trouble beating one.
This is what happens when you give sorosian nutballs a forum. Every
time they open their mouths Republicans gain ground.
We'll see how much damage they do to Ms. Clinton. More, I'll bet, than
Dobson and his pals could ever do to Rudy Giuliani.
THE TRUTH ABOUT JENA
Here, courtesy of www.sweetness-light.com, is part of an
article from today's Christian Science Monitor (which they link you to),
concerning the"Jena 6".
If all you know about these young men is what you've gotten from mainstream
media, you owe it to yourself to read every word of this.
October 24th, 2007
From the (often surprising) Christian Science
Media myths about the Jena 6
A local journalist tells the story you havent
By Craig Franklin
By now, almost everyone in America has heard of
Jena, La., because theyve all heard the story of the Jena 6. White students
hanging nooses barely punished, a schoolyard fight, excessive punishment for
the six black attackers, racist local officials, public outrage and protests
the outside media made sure everyone knew the basics.
Theres just one problem: The media got most of
the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a disgrace in
professional journalism. Myths replaced facts, and journalists abdicated their
solemn duty to investigate every claim because they were seduced by a
powerfully appealing but false narrative of racial injustice.
I should know. I live in Jena. My wife has
taught at Jena High School for many years. And most important, I am probably
the only reporter who has covered these events from the very beginning.
The reason the Jena cases have been propelled
into the world spotlight is two-fold: First, because local officials did not
speak publicly early on about the true events of the past year, the media
simply formed their stories based on one-sides statements the Jena 6.
Second, the media were downright lazy in their efforts to find the truth.
Often, they simply reported what theyd read on blogs, which expressed only
one side of the issue.
The real story of Jena and the Jena 6 is quite
different from what the national media presented. Its time to set the record
Myth 1: The Whites-Only Tree. There has never
been a whites-only tree at Jena High School. Students of all races sat
underneath this tree. When a student asked during an assembly at the start of
school last year if anyone could sit under the tree, it evoked laughter from
everyone present blacks and whites. As reported by students in the assembly,
the question was asked to make a joke and to drag out the assembly and avoid
Myth 2: Nooses a Signal to Black Students. An
investigation by school officials, police, and an FBI agent revealed the true
motivation behind the placing of two nooses in the tree the day after the
assembly. According to the expulsion committee, the crudely constructed nooses
were not aimed at black students. Instead, they were understood to be a
prank by three white students aimed at their fellow white friends,
members of the school rodeo team. (The students apparently got the idea from
watching episodes of Lonesome Dove.) The committee further concluded that
the three young teens had no knowledge that nooses symbolize the terrible
legacy of the lynchings of countless blacks in American history. When informed
of this history by school officials, they became visibly remorseful because
they had many black friends. Another myth concerns their punishment, which was
not a three-day suspension, but rather nine days at an alternative facility
followed by two weeks of in-school suspension, Saturday detentions, attendance
at Discipline Court, and evaluation by licensed mental-health professionals.
The students who hung the nooses have not publicly come forward to give their
version of events.
Myth 3: Nooses Were a Hate Crime. Although many
believe the three white students should have been prosecuted for a hate crime
for hanging the nooses, the incident did not meet the legal criteria for a
federal hate crime. It also did not meet the standard for Louisianas
hate-crime statute, and though widely condemned by all officials, there was no
crime to charge the youths with
We have previously posted articles that debunks
many of these same claims. Especially this
But this is still a very worthwhile exegesis on
this exercise in fraudulent journalism.
Of course it is now far too late, as indeed it was
the minute after the first of these phony stories hit the news wires.
The media want us to believe their fantasies about
rampant racism run amuck across America and they will never stop pedaling them
BUSH AND WILDFIRE
Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any nuttier..........
Brian Maloney at www.radioequalizer.blogspot.com
has been monitoring the sorosian nutcakes on "liberal" (in reality, LAMB-left)
radio, along with senate malaise leader harry reid. And guess who they
think is responsible for the out of control fires in California?
Yep, you guessed it. Here is Brian's report:.
Libtalkers On Wildfire Causes,
Randi Rhodes, Harry Reid, Mike Malloy
In Wildfire Blame Game, Lefties Kick It
Up Ten Notches
desperate effort to lay political blame for Southern California's
are resorting to extreme rhetoric, kicked up at least 10 notches from yesterday
The latest oral conflagrations
began with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who tried to pin the fires on global warming:
One reason why we have the fires in
California is global warming, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told
reporters Tuesday, stressing the need to pass the Democrats comprehensive
Moments later, when asked by a reporter if he really
believed global warming caused the fires, he appeared to back away from his
comments, saying there are many factors that contributed to the
Next, it was libtalker Randi Rhodes' turn to up
the ante and she came through with flying colors. According to Ian Schwartz
(who provides a clip here), Rhodes says Blackwater employees may have had a role in the fires
RHODES: I started just
doing Google searches to try and figure out. You know, arson, arson, it was
like crazy trying to figure out why is that being downplayed? Why is that, you
know, just a small part of the story? And you know, every time I look for it
what comes up, believe it or not, is that Blackwater wants to move to San
Diego and build this giant complex in San Diego right where most of the
evacuations are taking place and you know.
You just know wherever there is
fire, this administration will be out there doing what it does best and that
is fanning the flames, you know. It just spooks me, I cant explain to you how
creepy this whole thing is that you know, youve got these fires. Some of them
are thought to be the work of arsonists and in the same breath youve got a
community thats on fire that just recently protested Blackwater
Just recently said no to Blackwater and apparently you dont do
that. I mean, I dont even know what to think. You know, nobody is saying
Blackwater set the fires, that is nobody that doesnt want their house burned
down. Nobody is saying that, but it is all so bizarre that this is America and
you have to sort of sit there and wonder arson, same place Blackwater West
wants to be, people protesting. And then you find out that some of the guys
that used to work for Blackwater are now in Schwarzeneggers administration.
Its all so creepy.
Finally, not to be outdone, our
old pal Mike Malloy took his own rhetoric miles above the previous day's,
now blaming the "Bush Crime Family" for actually starting the fires (!!) as a way to divert
attention away from other matters:
MALLOY (23 October 2007):
It's being manipulated, we're all being manipulated, we are being shifted,
refocused, not to minimize what's going on in California at all. But you know,
the thought hit me today, God help me for this, or somebody help me, but the
thought hit me today, um, all those fires, I had a thought, what the hell is
causing the fires? They're all over the place, they're 40, 50, 60, 100, 150
fires, boom boom boom boom, what's causing that?!
They're not having
electrical storms out there, they're not having any storms at all. What's
causing it? But then the answer popped into my head, as easily as the answer
about torture. The fires are being set, the fires are being set by elements of
the Bush crime family. It's a great distraction, it's a wonderful distraction.
And then I thought to myself, Jesus God! Did you really have that thought?!
And the answer came back - yeah, loud and 'effing
next? We simply can't imagine.
much, much more on
the blame game
NRO: are conservative
bloggers out of touch?
more Code Pink crapola
blog ranking study
RWN: the case
for and against Huckabee
HA: the dream dies
This lunacy is de rigeuer for members of the Lunatic-left And
Mega-moonbat Brigade. We've seen it before.
But what scares me is that someone, somewhere, may be gullible enough to
listen. I would hope not but, sad to say, there's an excellent chance that
this is being accepted and believed by some (presumably) otherwise intelligent
On the other hand, there is a silver lining: So far as I'm aware
neither the Today show nor network news has blamed President Bush.
GIULIANI AS RODNEY DANGERFIELD
So I'm up here in beautiful Vancouver, B.C.
It really is a lovely city with wonderful people....though wildly expensive
(and I'm not just talking about the exchange rate).
It's early in the morning and I just read today's Globe and Mail, which I
assume to be the reigning newspaper of the area -- at any rate it's the one they
put at my hotel door. I came across an opinion piece by one of the paper's columnists;
John Ibbitson. In it, he marvels at how America's cities are
"back" - i.e. no longer boarded up, graffiti infested and unsafe.
While I agree with Mr. Ibbitson that this is true of a number of our cities
(and thank god for that), I do have a problem with the fact that he does not
mention Rudy Giuliani anywhere in his column. When it comes to cleaning up
a major American city, this man deserves more respect.
When Rudy Giuliani edged out David Dinkins to become the Mayor of New York
City, it was the prototype of what Ibbitson is talking about. A horror
show. Misdemeanor criminality was almost second naturedly accepted.
Graffiti was ubiquitous. After years of devolving into this state, the
people were to the point of simply accepting it as the way things are and
Giuliani immediately started turning it around. He addressed "the
little things", like for example the squeegie guys who accosted drivers
throughout Manhattan "washing" their car windshields with dirty water and
demanding money for it.
Giuliani told us that if you allow these kinds of quality of life
abuses to go on, you raise the "it's ok" bar. Conversely, when you do address the
little things, that bar lowers back towards normalcy and decent quality of life.
If this seems like a practical application of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's
philospophy on "defining deviancy down", you get the picture. Giuliani,
instead, defined it up. And the city started improving. Fast.
I think I'm going to e-mail Mr. Ibbitson and mention this to him. I
hope he makes mention of Mr. Giuliani's contribution in one of his future
Simply stated, if you think Rudy Giuliani's record of accomplishment
started on 9/11, you don't know a thing about Rudy Giuliani.