Monday, March 26, 2007


A commenter on RedState notes that:

"The right defines the left by quoting Cindy Sheehan. The left defines the right by quoting Pat Robertson."

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Nomination options

Training in St. Charles has delayed any updates, but here we go.

RealClearPolitics shows a composite graphic displaying the results of at least 7 different recent polls for the Republican nomination. Rudy Giuliani leads John McCain with anywhere from 4 to 24 points.

Newt Gingrich is polling better than Mitt Romney. What if the GOP nominees for President and Vice president were Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich?

What if the Democratic nominees were Barack Obama and Bill Richardson. If that's the case, I see a Republican victory in 2008.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Gays in the military

Ignoring the fact that gay American blood spilt in defense of America and Americans is just as red as straight American blood spilt in defense of America and Americans, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Peter Pace said:

"...the military should not 'condone' immoral behavior by allowing gay soldiers to serve openly."
Apparently 10k service members have been dismissed as a result of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Shockingly:
"Among those discharged were more than 322 linguists, including 54 Arabic specialists..."
Fifty-four gay Arab linguists? That seems like an awfully high number. Gay Arabs are probably a small number alone. Gay Arab linguists even smaller. Gay Arab linguists willing to serve in the U.S. military? Wow.

Count 'em: 54. And we got rid of them. Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign rightly pointed out:
"The real question is: what is moral about discharging qualified linguists during a time of war simply for being gay or lesbian?"

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Second Amendment

"If I were writing the Bill of Rights now there wouldn't be any such thing as the Second Amendment... This has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word 'fraud', on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The real purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that state armies - the militia - would be maintained for the defense of the state. The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kink of weapon he or she desires."
- Warren Burger, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, Parade Magazine, 1/14/90

And this from Robert Bork, failed Reagan Supreme Court nominee:

"[The] National Rifle Association is always arguing that the Second Amendment determines the right to bear arms. But I think it really is the people's right to bear arms in a militia. The NRA thinks it protects their right to have Teflon-coated bullets. But that's not the original understanding.
Robert H. Bork, former Federal Appeals Court Judge (Distinguished Lecture Series, UC Irvine, 3/14/89)

H/T to Free Republic

Friday, March 09, 2007

Of all the nerve

Of all the lowdown, weaselly, least he admitted it.

"Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair"
How he tries to do this, I do not understand.
"Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton's infidelity."
Emphasis mine.

Add to Technorati Favorites