Archive for September 2004

The Democratic game plan

Offered up by Neal Boortz:

Continuing their deep plunge into the abyss of political cluelessness, The Poodle’s campaign has now decided to accuse George Bush of trying to reinstate the draft. Really, is this the best they can do? How about a little show of imagination here? I’m known for my willingness to assist the clueless, so here are some suggestions for The Poodle’s handlers. Over the next 42 days they can make a series of statements to the media claiming that:

  • George Bush has a secret plan to destroy Social Security so that he can give more tax cuts to the wealthy.

  • George Bush has a secret plan to end Medicare. Let nature take its course.

  • Bush wants senior citizens to die. To hurry them along he will cut off their food supply.

  • George Bush has a secret plan to accelerate global warming.

  • George Bush wants the FCC to limit CBS newscasts to between 2:00 and 3:00 am.

  • George Bush wants to open an investigation into Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick. (Come to think of it, that’s not such a bad idea. If Bush’s National Guard service is fair game, let’s seek the Truth about Ted.)

  • George Bush wants $2.50 a gallon gas to enrich his Texas oil buddies.

  • George Bush wants to keep black citizens away from the polls with the possible exception of Colin Powell, Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas.

  • George Bush will start another war. He needs a war for each term. To save on transportation costs the next target will be Canada. He will use sealing our borders as an excuse.
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    The sad thing is, they’re already made most of those statements.

    Poor Democrats (Again)

    Poor, poor Democrats. I feel sorry for them. They think they’re in a bad enough spot that they need to try to scare young people with talk of President Bush reinstating the draft. Never mind that the bills to reinstate the draft in Congress sponsored by people like Fritz Hollings (D-SC), Chuck Rangel (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), John Conyers (D-MI), John Lewis (D-GA), Fortney “Pete” Stark (D-CA) and Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) and not Republicans.

    “There will be no draft when John Kerry is president,” the North Carolina senator vowed, raising the question of whether there would be a draft if Bush remains in the White House.

    Browsing in a blue shirt

    When you just happen to walk into Best Buy wearing khakis and a bright blue polo shirt everybody thinks you work there. If you don’t walk with a certain amount of purpose the other customers start asking you questions and the employees start calling you buddy and acting like they know you.

    Soldier attacked in Columbus

    Foster Barton, 19, of Grove City, received a Purple Heart for his military service in Iraq….
    Barton said he was injured again Friday night in a crowded parking lot as he was leaving the Toby Keith concert at Germain Amphitheatre….
    “I don’t remember getting hit at all, really,” said Barton, a member of the 1st Calvary Division. “He hit me in the back of the head. I fell and hit the ground. I was knocked unconscious and he continued to punch and kick me on the ground.”
    Barton and his family said he was beat up because he was wearing an Iraqi freedom T-shirt.

    According to a Columbus police report, six witnesses who didn’t know Barton said the person who beat him up was screaming profanities and making crude remarks about U.S. soldiers, Burton reported.

    Barton’s mother said she has a message for her son’s alleged attacker, who police said ran into the crowd after the incident and was not arrested.
    “He needs our prayers, just like the insurgents, because he’s a coward,” Cindy Barton said.
    After a two-week leave, Barton was supposed to return to Iraq Tuesday. But his broken nose will delay his return.
    Barton is waiting for doctors to tell him when he can return to active duty. He said wants to go back as soon as possible… – News – Decorated Soldier Reportedly Attacked At Concert

    Wictory Wednesday

    This is Wictory Wednesday. Please volunteer to help the President win reelection.
    President Bush needs your support now more than ever to help counter the vicious and untrue smear campaign the Left has launched.
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    “Why Bush is winning Ohio”

    Given [the] economic problems the President needed a way to mute their possible damage. He has done this by setting the negatives in context, by countering economics with cultural values, and by stressing his leadership on the war on terror. Bush

    The latest Ohio Poll is out

    And it shows President Bush leading Senator Kerry by 11 points, 54 to 43, among likely voters in Ohio. A month ago it showed Kerry leading 48 to 46.
    Bush picked up 11 points in his net favorability rating while Kerry lost 12 points off his favorability.
    10% of Ohio Democrats support President Bush while only 3% of Republicans are supporting Kerry.
    This certainly isn’t good news for John Kerry, he needs to pick up either Ohio or Florida and as things go on Ohio is looking less and less likely. He hasn’t led a poll in Ohio since August 26th and hasn’t led outside the margin since July 22nd.
    The Ohio Poll is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati.

    Kerry says he opposes allies supporting our troops

    From today’s press conference:
    “Why are our troops not without the allies that they need so that they are bearing 90% of the cost.”
    Well, that’s what he said. It’s obviously not what he meant, but if President Bush had said it then it would be on a calendar tomorrow.

    Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away

    Wow. Yes, it’s Japanese. Yes it’s animation. But this is just a great, wonderfully imaginative, unimaginably creative, totally engrossing, uplifting, beautiful, sweet film which I completely recommend.
    And there are a few elements of its style which probably would have freaked me out as a kid. None of the actions, or dialog, or situations are really scary, but the look is just odd enough to have thrown me. But that’s probably just me, I had a very similar, though very much more intense, reaction to James and the Giant Peach (boy was that movie ever creepy).

    4 out of 4 stars

    Flip Flops in Kerry’s speech

    The GOP has made up a list of 14 Kerry Flip Flops from today’s speech alone.
    A few of my favorites.

    FLIP FLOP #2: Iraq Was