28 November 2006

What are my satellites, chopped liver?

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House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters on Wednesday that she feels it is “sad? that President Bush continues to blame Iraqi insurgent violence on al Qaeda.

If it’s not al Qaeda’s fault that they are killing soldiers and innocent civilians, then who should be blamed? Bush? U.S. Soldiers? America?

Hey, the money was good and utilization has been way down these last couple of years.

UPDATE: Bill Roggio on a leaked report from Iraq. Beyond the selective leaking Roggio details, note that the report, cited (if misleadingly) by the Washington Post assigns quite a bit of responsibility to Al Qaeda. Perhaps Pelosi should try reading the local papers.

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It's not like they're real people, after all

Via Tammy Bruce is this headline which demonstrates what a severe case of reality dysfunction so many members of Old Media suffer from —

Gaza truce takes hold despite rocket fire

Clearly the thought is that cease-fires only apply to Israel and if Israel doesn’t respond militarily to such attacks, it counts as a cease-fire. It’s an attitude that manages to be demeaning and vicious to everyone involved but doesn’t raise an eyebrow among the Old Medians.

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Inspirational message — without me you're nothing


The federal Liberal women’s caucus tells women that without government, they are incapable of making progress.

Judy Sgro says it’s not so much the dollars as the message the [recent social program] cuts send.

“I think Harper and his Conservative government, based on their policies, would clearly prefer women would stay barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen and move us backwards 40 years,? she said.

Meanwhile the message that Belinda, Sgro, et al want to send is that but for government women move back—because they are otherwise helpless? She should have added, “based on my policies, we would clearly prefer that women are held hostage to the whims of bureaucrats and politicians like me. That way I’ll be worshipped as their saviour.”

The future they envision for women is one of dependence on the state, including the male taxpayers who feed it.

Exactly. They’re looking for better groomed pets, not fellow citizens.

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A stream, not a flood

Via Tammy Bruce is this article about how when illegal immigrants are deported, natives can be found to fill the jobs. I have never found it the least bit plausible that we need the illegal part of current immigration to maintain our economy.

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Rangel — Only losers join the military

I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.

US Representative Charles Rangel

The only mystery is why this video clip won’t ever appear in any Republican National Committee advertisements.

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Reality Dysfunction Watch

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[Former Sen. John] Edwards would not be caught dead inside a Wal-Mart. Saying that the company pays its employees too little, Edwards has embarked on an anti-Wal-Mart crusade. He instructs his staff members and all Americans not to shop at Wal-Mart.

“Wal-Mart makes plenty of money. They need to pay their people well,” Edwards said at a Pittsburgh anti-Wal-Mart rally in August.

So naturally Edwards is holding his book signing at Barnes & Noble instead of Wal-Mart. Which is too bad for his anti-low-wages campaign, because in Manchester Wal-Mart pays hourly employees more than Barnes & Noble does.

The Barnes & Noble where Edwards will hawk his book pays $7 an hour to start. The Wal-Mart that sits just yards away pays $7.50 an hour.

Oh, the humanity!

How has someone who apparently never checks his thoughts against objective reality not only survived but prospered? I suppose that such a personality was a successful lawyer shouldn’t be surprising.

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