Archive for April 2004

Wictory Wednesday

I’m not a big fan of the name, but I’m going to do it anyway. This is Wictory Wednesday. This is the weekly post where I encourage you to volunteer to help the President win reelection. Consider yourself encouraged.
This week I’ll also point out that tomorrow over 5,100 Parties for the President are taking place across the nation and encourage you to take part. The Enquirer has an article on these parties. Turns out Ohio, with 430, has more parties planned than any other state.

I don’t get spammers

Do they really think a subject line like “calypso embraceable paraffin bentham lithology asparagus haggard hereinabove cozy companionway seaweed corporeal crap necessitate marine gibraltar atrophy brimstone expansible midge compendia cominform execrate estimable impeccable gibby boyish bonito imprison reptile chopin elastomer bisect immunization” is going to get me to open up their message? There’s not a chance in hell that I’m going to open that message and you would think they’d be able to figure that out.

Note to Elton John: You’re an idiot

He thinks the American Idol voting is “incredibly racist” because Jennifer Hudson was voted off last week and she and other black female contestants had been in the bottom three previously.
Never mind that the first 5 finalists voted out were non-black.
Never mind that 3 of the final 6 finalists are black.
And don’t get me started on the judges cries of “this is a talent search, not a popularity contest!” It is a popularity contest. It isn’t “American Singer”, it’s American Idol. A singing voice alone does not a pop star make. It’s not enough to sing well, they have to have a connection to their audience. If they don’t, they’re going to be voted out no matter how good a singer they are.

A real quick arithmetic lesson for John Kerry

The first thing John Kerry will do is fight his heart out to bring back the three million jobs that have been lost under George W. Bush.

January 2001 Nonfarm employment: 132,129,000
March 2004 Nonfarm employment: 130,548,000

132,129,000 – 130,548,000 = 1,581,000
1,581,000 ≠ 3,000,000
And if you’d like to look at the Household survey instead of the payroll I can add another 3.88 million which would flip the 1.581 mill deficit to a gain.

“Kerry is a terrible, terrible, terrible candidate.”

THE conventional wisdom is that the presidential election will be close. It’s a 50-50 country, so the CW goes, just as it was in the year 2000.
The problem is that the conventional wisdom hasn’t taken a proper accounting of John Kerry. Here’s the truth that Democrats don’t want to admit and that Republicans are fearful of speaking openly because they don’t want to jinx things:
Kerry is a terrible, terrible, terrible candidate.
It’s not so much the policies he proposes, although they don’t add up to all that much. The problem is Kerry himself. He no sooner opens his mouth than he sticks first one foot and then the other right in there.

The issue isn’t Bush or his campaign. The issue is Kerry and a series of statements he made on the record in the media dating back more than 30 years. Trying to change the topic to Bush’s service simply smacks of cornered desperation.
And that is Kerry’s great weakness as a candidate – a weakness that will be hard for him to overcome, because it appears to be a character trait. The man who said “I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it” is a man filled with the conviction that he can talk himself out of a tough situation.
Sometimes, it’s better just to be silent, take the hit and move on. But Kerry seems constitutionally incapable of doing that.
New York Post Online

Sure, the BBC’s unbiased… /sarcasm

The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler takes apart a BBC story in which US forces are accused of shooting ambulances in Fallujah.

This is pretty cool

A crystal chandelier that can recieve and display SMS text messages.

5 myths of the Iraq war

Victor Davis Hanson over at NRO debunks 5 myths being perpetuated about the Iraq war. (via Boortz)
They 5 myths: America turned off its allies; Democracy cannot be implemented by force; Lies got us into this war; Profit-making led to this war; Israel has caused the United States untold headaches in the Arab world by its intransigent policies.

Finally getting around to this

US soldiers are re-enlisting in numbers that exceed the Pentagon’s goals.
You know, it’s odd… from everything you hear in the media you’d think that every soldier over there wanted to get out of the service as fast as they could.

New $50 bill

The design of the new $50 bill is out. I think it looks pretty good, I like the American flag in the background. Though, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, pretty soon here they’re going to need to redesign the $1 bill so that it looks at least something like every other piece of US currency.