Thursday, 25 October 2007
HUMAN GARBAGE IS AS HUMAN GARBAGE DOES
ted rall is human garbage.
The only way he seems able to make a wave is to be viciously, sickeningly,
moronically insulting to the USA, with a special animus aimed at the men and
women who protect us.
If you think this is an exaggeration, then refer to the piece that I found at
www.sweetness-light.com, which is
shown below. Then you'll know better..
October 25th, 2007
From Ted Rall Online:
One hates to give an America-hating creep like
this the attention he so desperately craves.
Still, it is instructive to see how the left in
this country support our troops, day in and day out.
But what can you expect from someone like
It's been said many times, but let me say again that there is a perverse
irony in "people" like rall using the freedoms secured by our armed forces to
crap on them.
And, equally ironic, if our troops should fail to do so, thus enabling
the "people" they are protecting us from to take over, the ted ralls
of the world will be the first ones to go.
When hate-filled intolerant people take over, the wiseass dissidents are
always at the top of the hit list.
rall's only hope will be the difficulty they will have in telling
themselves apart from him.
DEMOCRATIC HYPOCRISY - THIS TIME ON S-CHIP LEGISLATION
Ed Morrissey of www.captainsquartersblog.com
tells this much better than I can. So let me let him do it:
The Democrats have introduced a new version of S-CHIP that they hope can garner enough Republican support to override a
presidential veto. The changes in the details limits childless adults from
accessing S-CHIP and it sets a lower ceiling of 300% of the poverty line for
eligibility. However, it still contains the regressive smoking tax and still
does not account for full funding of the program:
Just one week after failing to override
President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35
billion expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program to a vote
today, hoping that minor changes will win enough Republicans to beat Bush this
The new version will underscore that illegal
immigrants will not have access to the expanded program. It will ease adults
off the program in one year, rather than the two in the vetoed version. And it
establishes a firmer eligibility cap at 300 percent of the federal poverty
line, just more than $60,000 for a family of four.
The move took Republican leaders by surprise.
Bush administration officials yesterday voiced conciliation, suggesting the
president could accept legislation that would expand the program by about $20
billion over five years, far bigger than the $5 billion expansion that Bush
initially proposed. At the same time, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike
Leavitt has been meeting with House and Senate Republicans, urging them to
hold the line against an even larger bill. And Bush continues to oppose the
tobacco tax increase that Democrats want to fund the measure.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) has
been meeting all week with some of the 45 House Republicans who voted for the
first bill, looking for ways to win the dozen or so votes that supporters
needed to override another veto. But Democratic leaders have yet to reach out
to the Republicans who voted against the measure.
"When they need my vote, they don't even have
the courage to ask me for it," complained Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.), who has
suffered through a barrage of advertisements from Democratic allies accusing
him of forsaking children.
That's not the only place in which they lack the
courage of their rhetoric. After years of complaining about Republican majority
practices (which followed Republican complaints of Democratic majority practices
before 1994), Nancy Pelosi promised open debate and reasonable access for the
minority. In a well-documented initiative that's on her Speaker
web site, Pelosi promised that "Bills
should generally come to the floor under a procedure that allows open, full, and
fair debate consisting of a full amendment process that grants the Minority the
right to offer its alternatives, including a substitute. She also promised that
Members should have at least 24 hours to examine bill and conference report
text prior to floor consideration. Rules governing floor debate must be reported
before 10 p.m. for a bill to be considered the following day.
So what happened today? The debate on HR 3963 will
occur under a "closed rule" --
which means Republicans can't offer amendments. The GOP Whip claims that this is
the 40th time that rule has been invoked by the majority. Also, the bill got
filed last night at 11:25 pm, almost a midnight run, and the House started
debating it at 11:20 this morning, just shy of 12 hours after publicizing the
text. Most of the people debating this bill havenh't even read it
This is the New Direction for America promised by
the Democrats. They issue bills in the dark of night, refuse to allow real
debate and compromise, and force votes on massive spending initiatives without
allowing for reasonable review first. That direction leads to irresponsible
legislation and hefty bills for taxpayers, regardless of the value of the
initiative. If this new S-CHIP proposal has any merit, why are Democrats afraid
of real debate and bipartisan effort?.
Did anyone seriously think that nancy pelosi-ricardo*** would have done this
differently? Did anyone seriously believe her when she said she would?
I have more or less given up on major media informing the general public
about what a hypocrite Ms. pelosi-ricardo is and how fraudulent her claims
are. But at least we have people like Ed Morrissey to keep the flame
***I call her nancy pelosi-ricardo because, other than her lack of comedic
content (not the intentional kind, anyway), her bizarre nuttiness reminds
me so much of Lucy Ricardo from the I Love Lucy
ISRAEL DISCOVERS MORE THAN ENOUGH
One of my favorite quotes is from William Blake, who, paraphrased, said "you
never know when you've had enough until you've had more than enough"
Well, Israel has finally discovered what more than enough is. After
years of daily shelling and mayhem from the Gaza territory it handed to
Palestinian Arabs on a silver platter***, Israel has finally decided to
make it harder for them to do so.
And what is it that they are doing? Here's your answer, courtesy of the
Jerusalem Post and the Associated Press:
Barak okays plan to cut power in Gaza for
every rocket fired
Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved on Thursday a
list of civilian sanctions against the Gaza Strip as a means to combat the
ongoing Kassam rocket barrages that have been fired at southern Israel since the
disengagement from Gaza in August 2005.
The decision was made during a special meeting of
security officials in which he discussed the matter with senior military
personnel, and it marks the first time Israel has scaled back vital supplies to
Gaza since the cabinet defined Gaza as a "hostile entity" last month.
Under the plan, Israel will cut electricity for
increasing lengths of time each time a Palestinian rocket is fired into Israel.
Officials would not say when Israel plans to begin the cutoffs.
Throughout Wednesday, Palestinians continued to
fire rockets into Israeli territory, all of which landed in open areas in the
western Negev and caused no damage. In response, IAF planes struck a Kassam
rocket cell in northern Gaza moments after its members launched two rockets at
Israel. Two of the three cell members were killed.
On Tuesday, Barak ordered Deputy Defense Minister
Matan Vilna'i to prepare a list of sanctions to be imposed on Gaza. Following a
meeting with senior defense officials, Southern Command officers and the
Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the deputy defense
minister recommended that Israel begin cutting back the supply of gasoline and
electricity to Gaza in the coming days.
"It's clear that we have to cut off ... the supply
of electricity and the supply of fuel," Vilna'i told Army Radio Wednesday. "We
will dramatically reduce the flow of electricity from Israel over several
Barak was also advised to shut down one of the
five power lines connecting Israel and Gaza for two hours at night.
"We need to show the residents of Gaza that life
does not carry on freely when Kassam rockets land in Israel," a senior defense
official said. "If rockets are fired, then the Palestinians will pay a price."
Defense officials said the cuts in gasoline supply
would be enough to "slightly disrupt" Palestinians' daily lives and cause them
to think twice before driving their car.
During Tuesday's meeting, Vilna'i decided to allow
the continued supply of diesel fuel, which is used by ambulances and sanitation
"We do not want to cause a humanitarian crisis," a
defense official said. "But we do want to send a clear message to the
Palestinians that the rocket fire will not be tolerated.".
Money is fungible. So are services.
If Israel isn't supplying electricity to a population that is committed to
its destruction and the death of its Jewish majority - and why SHOULD they
supply electricity to that population? - then Palestinian Arabs will have to
create their own electricity. That costs money - money that would then be
unavailable for the rockets they delight in attacking Israel with.
I have no doubt that much of the world, via the feckless, useless,
stacked-deck UN, will condemn Israel because it has decided to not facilitate
its own demise. For that I have always had two words in answer - words
that Israel apparently has just found as well. The first of the
two words is "tough".
****NOTE: For anyone who thinks that Israel gave
back Gaza to the people who owned it, they did NOT do so at
all. Gaza never belonged to Palestinian Arabs as a group, Israel won
the land from Egypt. There has never been a country of