Archive for October 2004

Fahrenhype 9/11

Finally saw Fahrenhype 9/11 tonight. It’s an excellent rebuttal to Fahrenheit 9/11. A better documentary than Fahrenheit, but that isn’t hard, it has the advantage of actually, you know, documenting facts. You subtract from Fahrenheit what FahrenHYPE rebuts and you’re pretty much just left with the credits. It exposes the lies and deceptions. It shows the people Moore hurt with his film. It’s the movie that everyone who was hoodwinked bye Fahrenheit must see and the movie that those who weren’t should see.
See if your video store has it, I know the local Family Video does.

Good news from Iraq

Iraq

Cheney going to Hawaii

Vice President Dick Cheney will campaign in Hawaii on Sunday, making a rare stop on historically Democratic turf where the presidential race is unexpectedly close, a spokeswoman announced Thursday.
“We are competitive in the state; this is a very close race,” Anne Womack said.

Cheney will fly to Hawaii for a rally Sunday night.
Hawaii, which has four electoral votes, backed Democrat Al Gore by nearly 20 percentage points in 2000 and only votes GOP in re-election landslides for Ronald Reagan in 1984 and Richard Nixon in 1972. But polls show Bush within striking distance, which has forced the Democratic National Committee and Sen. John Kerry to spend money to advertise there.
ABC News

It’s worth noting that this is something that would never, ever happen if the Electoral College were abandoned for a straight popular vote system.

The state of the election in Ohio

Jay Cost has a pretty thorough analysis of how things stand, specifically in GOTV efforts.

The Media Fund’s horrible Bush and Saudis ad

The Media Fund is running an outrageous ad here in Ohio (and probably elsewhere) that plays on peoples fears and is just a vicious, untrue smear.
Factcheck.org fact checks it to death.

This anti-Bush radio ad is among the worst distortions we’ve seen in what has become a very ugly campaign. It states as fact some of the most sensational falsehoods that Michael Moore merely insinuated in his anti-Bush movie Farenheit 9/11 .
The ad was released Oct. 25 by The Media Fund, an independent Democratic group run by former Clinton deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes. It falsely claims that members of the bin Laden family were allowed to fly out of the US “when most other air traffic was grounded,” though in fact commercial air traffic had resumed a week earlier.
The ad also falsely claims that the bin Laden family members were not “detained,” when in fact 22 of them were questioned by the FBI before being allowed to leave — and their plane was searched as well.
And by the way, the man who gave approval for the flight wasn’t Bush or even any of his close aides, it was former White House anti-terrorism chief Richard Clarke, now one of Bush’s strongest critics.
Factcheck.org

Read it.

Wow

Grassroots PA has an astounding look at some Philadelphia polling places. One of the polling places is actually the offices of Philadelphia Democrat Senator Vince Fumo, who is up for reelection.

The 380 tons

Boy, as time goes on the missing 380 tons of explosives story looks less and less like the story Kerry wants it to be.
First we have news that there wasn’t actually 380 tons there.

The Iraqi interim government has told the United States and international weapons inspectors that 377 tons of conventional explosives are missing from the Al-Qaqaa installation, which was supposed to be under U.S. military control.
But International Atomic Energy Agency documents obtained by ABC News and first reported on “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” indicate the amount of missing explosives may be substantially less than the Iraqis reported.
The information on which the Iraqi Science Ministry based an Oct. 10 memo in which it reported that 377 tons of RDX explosives were missing

Whoops…

These days, it is rare to hear advisers to John F. Kerry praise President Bush over any foreign policy issue, especially in a hotly contested battleground just days before the election. But the subject of Israel brought out the bipartisan side of Kerry adviser Richard Holbrooke here on Sunday — to the delight of his mostly Jewish audience.
“I’m not here to criticize President Bush,” Holbrooke, a former United Nations ambassador, told hundreds of members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, a major pro-Israel lobbying group, gathered for their annual summit. ”His support for Israel is, in my mind, unquestionable.”
The crowd — to Holbrooke’s chagrin — offered rousing applause. ”That was not,” he said wryly, ”supposed to be an applause line.”
Boston.com

Attacked by the Left (Part 7)

A man accused of attempting to run over U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris with his Cadillac was arrested today.
Harris and a group of supporters were campaigning on the northwest corner of the intersection on Fruitville Road and North Washington Boulevard. Tuesday at about 6 p.m. when they spotted a car heading toward them quickly. The Cadillac drove up the sidewalk directly at Harris and others before swerving and driving away.
Harris said she was afraid for her life and could not move as the car drove toward her, according to the police report.
Witnesses gave the tag number to police, who located the car parked outside the home of Barry M. Seltzer. Police said Seltzer, 46, came in for questioning early this morning and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Seltzer, a landlord for several rental properties, is in the Sarasota County jail.
“I was exercising my political expression,” Seltzer told officers, according to the arrest report. “I did not run them down, I scared them a little.”
HeraldTribune.com

Wictory Wednesday

This is Wictory Wednesday. Please volunteer to help the President win reelection.
You can help the all-important get-out-the-vote efforts by volunteering for the 72 hour task force. Devoting as little as one morning, afternoon or evening to the cause in the final 4 days before the election could make all the difference.
Most importantly get out and vote next Tuesday and bring along friends and family that also support President Bush.
President Bush needs your support now more than ever to help counter the attacks and spin emanating from the Left.
You can also sign up to get e-mail from the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign.
If you are an Ohioan who supports the President please consider joining the Ohioans for Bush-Cheney Yahoo! Group.
If you’d like to help out monetarily you can give to the RNC.