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Archive for December 19th, 2005

I figured it wouldn’t happen

Posted by Sal on December 19, 2005

And it’s probably for the best, but it would have been fun to see Nomar, Jeter, and A-Rod all play in the same infield.

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These people are twisted…

Posted by Sal on December 19, 2005


If Valerie Plame was so secret and covert, why is she continually posing in magazines? First there was Vanity Fair, now this:

I really don’t know what to say about this one.

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President Bush Press Conference

Posted by Mike on December 19, 2005

The President is on fire for the second day in a row. First, he explained his position that the war on Al Qaeda is not a matter of law enforcement, but a war. Then he took Harriet Reid to task for bragging about how he was going to kill the Patriot Act. Then he discussed the economic growth which resulted from his tax policies. Now he is offering support for Judge Alito. Where have you been Mr. President? This is the man I voted for.

Questions from the old media haven’t started yet but let’s see how irrelevant they are.

UPDATE: Q & A has started and Bush is being Bush. This is when he is at his best. My favorite answer had to deal with this “spying” nonsense we have heard about. President Bush explained that people who leak how information about terrorists is gathered allow terrorists to switch tactics, thereby endangering the lives of Americans. SLAM!

You can tell this presser is going well because CBS asked the old liberal standby question: “What was your biggest mistake?” The President didn’t take the bait. He stood by his decision to go to war with Iraq.

UPDATE 2: To paraphrase the President: The Patriot Act enables us to “connect the dots.” Let the Senators from New York and California go back home and explain to their constituents how killing the Patriot Act will make their cities safer. The President destroyed the media and the Democrats today. I can’t wait for the State of the Union.

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Charlie Brown, Meet Football (Again)

Posted by Mike on December 19, 2005

John McIntyre at RealClearPolitics thinks the Democrats are being Roved again.

I agree with McIntyre. Every time liberals discuss Abu Ghraib and Gitmo they’re forgetting this: “And the bottom line is that average Americans’ sympathies are not with terrorists trying to kill innocents, but rather with our troops and security agents who are trying to combat these jihadists. ” Some people never learn.

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Eurotrip NYC

Posted by Mike on December 19, 2005

I’m now on a mailing list for supporters of Manchester City. Huh? “My baby takes the morning train” (Entire post is an inside reference to the Axis).

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NSA monitoring Domestic Communications — BEFORE Bush

Posted by Sal on December 19, 2005

Mark Levin at the Corner (a.k.a. “The Great One”, “F. Lee Levin”, etc.), posted a link to this transcript from 60 Minutes from the February 27, 2000 broadcast (which was before the Bush administration for you liberals). In it, a Clinton-era program called “Project ECHELON” describes an NSA computer system that captured every radio/broadcast/communications signal on earth. This was done well before the Bush administration, and even before 9/11.

This shows the continued media template, that as long as it is under a Democratic administration, there is no outrage. How much did you hear about this story back in 2000? Seemingly less than the non-story that the New York Times ran on Friday.

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The Speech

Posted by Sal on December 19, 2005

President Bush’s address to the nation last night was a brilliant summary to a series of five speeches given by the President over the past month. In the speech, the President fully outlined the cost of defeat, as well as the progress we are making towards victory. Bush framed the message perfectly by framing the choice that is before us, the American People:

Yet now there are only two options before our country — victory or defeat. And the need for victory is larger than any president or political party because the security of our people is in the balance.

The War in Iraq will go down in history as one of the greatest military operations in American History. Yes, mistakes were made, but overall the outcome has been good and continues to be good. President Bush has a lot to be proud of when it comes to the progress made in Iraq, and the Liberals have a lot to fear, because for the Liberals, Victory in Iraq means defeat for Liberals, and victory for liberals means defeat in Iraq.

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