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Archive for December 14th, 2005

11 PM EST: The March of History will Continue it’s Beat

Posted by Ryan on December 14, 2005

This was a great speech that the President gave today! He usurped the whole “Bush can’t admit that he’s wrong” BS from the Left. Now, Bush did not admit that the decision to go to war was wrong, rather that the intelligence was flawed and that he takes responsibility for that aspect.

Happily, the Left cannot continue to use this criticism. Even Larry Sabato on The Big Story, with John Gibson, agreed with this assessment. I’m sure they’ll say, “Well, he took too long to admit that he was wrong.” Good. Let ’em run on that or something else in that line of thought. It won’t matter as next spring and summer and fall, some troops will begin to come home in large numbers, just in time to remind people of “Iraq: The Success,” right before the election.

But, tonight, the politics and fallout of the speech will be muted as the Iraqi’s go to vote for the third time in 1 year. May they have a peaceful time–the terrorists understand how important this particular election is to the future of the region and its people.

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Liberals and Supporters of Terrorism

Posted by Sal on December 14, 2005

Both Harvard University and Georgetown accepted $20 Million for an Arab Studies program from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, a known sponsor of terrorism. Contrast that to Rudy Giuliani, who returned money donated to the City of New York following 9/11.

Of course, Harvard probably has some “nuanced” reason on why they took the money.

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Torturing Torture Debate

Posted by Mike on December 14, 2005

This is a media post, not a torture post. This headline should read: “McCain, White House Deadlock on Banning Activity That Technically Isn’t Torture But Since Saint McCain Says It Is, i Guess We’ll Call it Torture Too.”

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War on Christmas

Posted by Sal on December 14, 2005

Is it just me, or has the incessant battle to change “Christmas” into the “Holiday Season” reached a turning point?

Case in point. This year,

  • Retailer Target originally was banning the use of the word Christmas from its advertising. After volumes of complaints, it decided to use both Christmas and Hanukkah.
  • Wal-Mart, in a similar scenario, after complaints changed its “Holiday Page” on its website to a “Christmas Page”.
  • Lowe’s, after protest, stopped selling “Holiday Trees” and began selling “Christmas Trees”.
  • The Senate recently passed a resolution renaming the Capital “Holiday Tree” to a “Christmas Tree” after five years of the former.
  • Retailers are starting to say “Merry Christmas” again as opposed to “Happy Holidays” due to irate consumer protests.

It seems that the people in this country have grown sick of the political correctness surrounding Christmas, and are fighting back.

So, Merry Christmas season to all, and Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends.

On a more absurd note, an Australian environmental group has declared that Christmas is contributing to Global Warming and is negatively affecting the environment. I kid you not!

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Words from an Iraqi Citizen

Posted by Sal on December 14, 2005

A woman Iraqi voter today had a great quote, saying “Anybody who doesn’t appreciate what America has done and President Bush, let them go to hell.”

Enough said.

Thanks to Pardon My English for this great quote.

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Subway Strike

Posted by Mike on December 14, 2005

There is a good possibility of a transit strike in New York City on Friday. This could the beginnning of my walking to work in miles of snow story thanks to union types who seem to believe they can hold a city hostage for a pay increase that would be more than double the rate of increase private sector employees earn.

GOP and the City provides a first hand account of some of the tactics being used by the union bums who operate the subways. I had similar problems on the N train yesterday.

It’s time for New York’s leaders to show us what they’re made of. May I suggest this as the model.

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