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Archive for February 17th, 2006

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Iran?

Posted by Mike on February 17, 2006

Senator Chafee would play nice with our enemies. I prefer the Laffey approach.

“In this increasingly dangerous world, we are forced to make choices sooner rather than later. Of course, there will always be those who see the best in our worst enemies. There will always be a divide between those who recognize the necessity of being strong and those who favor the indulgence of being weak.”

-Mayor Steven Laffey (Townhall.com Editorial, February 17, 2006)

Well said Mayor!

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Senator Chafee Fails to Learn From Chamberlain

Posted by Mike on February 17, 2006

How do you solve a problem like Iran? Reason with them of course. Why can’t we just get them not to hate us? No these are not the solutions offered by a four year old child or a Hallmark card but by a member of the United States Senate, Lincoln Chafee.

With military force and economic pressure off the table, how exactly would Chafee get the Islamofascists to stop hating us? The last few weeks have shown us that mere cartoons can cause Islamofascists to turn into arsonists and murderers. The only way Iranian leaders would stop hating us is if we adopted an Islamic state in America, complete with floggings, execution of dissidents and hostage taking. Get real Linc. Or at least get out of the Senate. That’s where you can help us Rhode Island.

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Canadian Tories Support the Right to Bear Arms

Posted by Mike on February 17, 2006

Stephen Harper’s Conservative government in Canada is planning to abolish the national gun registry, which was established in 1995. The Tories call this registry ineffective in fighting crime and an overall waste of money. This move shows Harper is concerned about taxpayers and protecting the right to bear arms. Not bad for a foreign conservative.

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Tennis Timesuck

Posted by Mike on February 17, 2006

Thank you Jonah Goldberg for linking to this aweome timesuck.

Link via the Corner

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Intro to Appeasement

Posted by Mike on February 17, 2006

Victor Davis Hanson of Jewish World Review explains how tyrants have historically exploited both appeasers and the sense of war weariness to wreak havoc and then applies this historical lesson to the Islamofascism of today. Sounding a lot like President Bush during his recent State of the Union address, Hanson argues that doing what is easy rather than what is right will only make matters worse down the road.

Hanson is right. Unfortunately, this is a point the peacenik left is unable to grasp.

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George Allen Leading in Virginia

Posted by Mike on February 17, 2006

Senator George Allen (R-VA) needs to win re-election in Virginia before he can run for President. According to the latest Rasmussen poll, Allen leads his two potential Democrat rivals by 12 and 13 points respectively. However, Allen’s numbers have fallen below the magic 50 percent mark. No need to worry though.

The Axis of Right will normally trash polls because most of them oversample Democrats and non-likely voters or unregistered voters. Not so for Rasmussen and Mason-Dixon. Rasmussen polls are generally good indicators of where voters are.

Allen is still in decent shape despite his dip under 50 percent. First, he is the incumbent with a double digit lead in a red state and favorability ratings over 60 percent. More importantly, the Democrats appear to be headed for a primary which will only hurt them while Allen can continue to raise money and run a positive campaign. The situation in Virginia is much different than Florida where Bill Nelson is under 50 percent and both parties have a nominee.

CURRENT PROJECTION FOR VIRGINIA: Solid Republican (GOP Hold)

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