Archive for June 2003

BABS ON PRESIDENTIAL LIES

The president is our leader, the figurehead of the country, a father figure. Are the “children” supposed to follow his example? Are we in an era of trickle-down immorality, like trickle-down economics? The country sees their leader not telling the truth. These actions send a message that you don’t have to mean what you say, that you don’t have to care about other people, that you can do whatever you have to do or say whatever you have to say to get ahead. Is that the message we want to impart to our children? Is that the culture we want to live in?
Barbrastreisand.com

Believe it or not, she’s referring to Bush. Strange, I don’t recall her being in a huff over Clinton.

THE MOVEON.ORG RESULTS ARE IN

And they bode well for Republicans. Dean and Kucinich both beat Kerry handily, while no other candidate pulled more than 4%. If the Dems wind up putting Dean or Kucinich out I find it very hard to imagine them taking the White House in ’04.

FYI

The National Do Not Call Registry is now online.

A COUPLE QUICK COMMENTS

1) You can have any opinion of Strom Thurmond you want, but revelling in his death, especially since he was no longer a Senator, is still kinda ghoulish.
2) It’s entirely possible for a person to be against the Supreme Court striking down sodomy laws without being a homophobe or a fundamentalist.
3) As always, Bud Selig is evil.

BAGHDAD BOB IS ALIVE AND WELL

CNN

WELL, AT LEAST WE KNOW WHERE HE STANDS

Candidate Gephardt has made it clear that if elected he’ll ignore the constitutional role of the Supreme Court and do whatever he feels like.

“When I’m president, we’ll do executive orders to overcome any wrong thing the Supreme Court does tomorrow or any other day,” Gephardt said.
FOXNews.com

If you read the rest of the article there’s a lot more malarky about how making decisions based on their skin color is supposed to bring us together as “one nation.”

AND WHILE WE’RE IN THE AREA OF NEWS THAT DOESN’T REALLY MEAN ANYTHING…

On Saturday alone Harry Potter sold 5 times as many books as Hillary’s entire first run.
Barnes & Noble sold 40,000 copies of Hillary’s book the first day. Harry Potter, well…

“We expected to sell 1 million copies in the first week and we sold that many within the first 48 hours,” Barnes & Noble CEO Steve Riggio said Sunday as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (search) set records around the world in its first weekend.
Nobody in the industry had seen anything like it, at least since Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (search), which came out three years ago. Scholastic, the book’s U.S. publisher, estimated 5 million copies were sold the first day alone, well ahead of the pace of Goblet of Fire.
Fox News

HEH…

Orrin Hatch has been Linking to a porn site from his official Senate site. Not his or his staff’s fault, but still noteworthy.

THE LIBERAL WAY OF LIFE

David Brooks has a good piece over at The Weekly Standard essentially on how the Dems have gone off the deep end. (via Realpolitik)

When conservatives look at the newspapers, they see liberal columnists who pick out every tiny piece of evidence or pseudo-evidence of Republican vileness, and then dwell on it and obsess over it until they have lost all perspective and succumbed to fevers of incoherent rage. They see Democratic primary voters who are so filled with hatred at George Bush and John Ashcroft and Dick Cheney that they are pulling their party far from the mainstream of American life. They see candidates who, instead of trying to quell the self-destructive fury, are playing to it. “I am furious at [Bush] and I am furious at the Republicans,” says Dick Gephardt, trying to sound like John Kerry who is trying to sound like Howard Dean.
It’s mystifying. Fury rarely wins elections. Rage rarely appeals to suburban moderates. And there is a mountain of evidence that the Democrats are now racing away from swing voters, who do not hate George Bush, and who, despite their qualms about the economy and certain policies, do not feel that the republic is being raped by vile and illegitimate marauders. The Democrats, indeed, look like they’re turning into a domestic version of the Palestinians–a group so enraged at their perceived oppressors, and so caught up in their own victimization, that they behave in ways that are patently not in their self-interest, and that are almost guaranteed to perpetuate their suffering.

CHECK IT OUT…

Day By Day has a good cartoon today. Check it out.