Thursday, September 30, 2004

 

Debate Scorecard

HughHewitt.com has a question by question scorecard on the debate.

 

Michelle Malkin Busts U of A Student and NBC News

Michelle Malkin: NBC'S DRAFT-MONGERING DISHONESTY Read the transcript from the NBC piece on students who are scared the draft might be re-instated. Fist of all what does the Charlie Rangle quote have to do with anything? Thats a rhetorical question, it was put there as a free stab at Bush. Second, this story and the one done by CBS news is based on a spam email going around detailing a conspiracy to re-start the draft in December if Bush is elected in November. Not one single government source has corroborated it, in fact they have all denied it. Finally, NBC uses the supposed "student on the street" for some emotional quotes about a draft. Unfortunately, this kid has been revealed to be the head of "Edwards for President" at the U of A and staunch anti-Bush. This is the kind of idiot who we had to walk around when crossing the mall. Man, do I miss 666, now that guy could really put on some mall preaching.

 

Michelle Malkin on the Real Voter Fraud

Michelle Malkin: STOP VOTER FRAUD: REQUIRE ID. Looks like Liberal-based voter fraud is not just a conspiracy theory but a real effort to falsely register voters and other illegal things.

 

If you are a citizen and only vote once, there is nothing to be afraid of.

Bullies at the Voting Booth - Independent Media TV Anne-Marie Cusac puts forward the argument that the republicans (no doubt the vast right wing conspiracy) are behind a concerted effort to dissuade minorities from voting. Those bastards in Arizona are trying to make it illegal to vote if you are not a citizen (actually it's already illegal, just not enforced). Up in Michigan those cold hearted snakes want to prevent people from voting four times in the same election. In Missouri, the toll free lines were hard to get through on the day of election so people could find out there polling place - I guess calling the day before would have been too hard for these concerned citizens. In New Mexico the horrible conservatives want people to provide an identification to register to vote - oh my got, what a travesty. I guess the fact that a 13 y/o recently registered to vote in that state is not a problem. In South Dakota, absentee ballots have to be notarized. I guess those people who are so interested in voting and have thought so far ahead as to request an absentee ballot do not think it is important enough to prove that the person who's name is on the ballot actually filled it out.

Here is the deal. If you are duly registered to vote and are a citizen of this country, you have nothing to worry about. However, if you are an Iranian citizen who has committed multiple felonies in the USA and are voting for the fourth time today, you should be concerned. Apparently, the main concern with the liberals about requiring some minimal amount of identification to vote is that they might loose one of their strongest bases, the illegal alien/dead/vote early and often/felon/underage vote. That would really hurt. Nice try Anne-Marie.

 

It's Time to Kill Baseball Subsidy

A generous baseball 'deal' - The Washington Times: Editorials/OP-ED - September 24, 2004 I'm right with the Washington Times on this one. It is absolutely ludicrous that the taxpayers pay for a stadium in which a bunch of millionaires will play baseball while "working" for a bunch of billionaires. Here is how DC - yes the DC with the worst education system in the Country - is planning to pay for the stadium.

"To finance the $440 million project, the District would issue 30-year bonds. Annual debt-service costs would total more than $40 million. Those annual costs would be financed by $21 million to $24 million from a gross-receipts tax imposed on businesses with more than $3 million in annual revenues; $11 million to $14 million from taxes on tickets and stadium concessions; and $5.5 million in rent payments from the ballclub"

And the taxpayers will not get any of the "naming rights" money:

"The team's owners will receive all the income from ballpark naming rights, which can be quite substantial. The Redskins, whose stadium was privately financed, will receive more than $200 million over 27 years from Federal Express"

Proponents will argue how a baseball stadium will bring all kinds of new business to that area and provide jobs and income. Well look at downtown Phoenix. We have America West Arena (Phoenix Suns, formerly Phoenix Coyotes, and Arizona Rattlers) and Bank One Ballpark (Diamondbacks and hosts a college bowl game). On any given game night, downtown is moderately inhabited with pre-game goers and minimally with post-game partying. Any other night downtown is still a ghost town. Restaurants and bars struggle, the grocery store put in downtown to help encourage people to move back there closed it's doors after getting robbed on a regular basis and all the real night life is still somewhere else. Two large stadiums have not had any substantial financial benefit to that downtown area.

If you want to talk about tax cuts for the rich or corporate welfare, look no farther than your local taxpayer-funded stadium. And the next time your kids school can't pay for art, band, PE or books remember where your tax dollars are going.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

 

Arizona Daily Wildcat : Life after Mackovic

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Football: Life after Mackovic - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 Who knows if the W's and L's will get much better but the team is sure upbeat. Let us never talk of Mackovic again...

 

Kerry - Can't Even Think Straight at Noon or in the Morning

Power Line: Kerry fatigue Busted again. Kerry is now claiming that his famous $87 billion flip-flop was actually a misstatement late at night when he was tired. Poweline has busted him again - the speech was given at NOON. His explanation of his misspeak was given on Good Morning America. Maybe he should schedule all his speaking engagements around brunch (it's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch - but it's served with a slice of cantaloupe - extra points for those of you who can identify that quote).

 

CNN Needs to Defend This Headline

CNN.com - Bush apparently leads Kerry in pre-debate poll - Sep 28, 2004 EXCUSE ME!...APPARENTLY. CNN is reporting on a poll which is nothing but good for Bush in nearly every single area - ahead among likely and registered voters, majority supporting sending troops to Iraq, better job approval rating, and more trusted to lead the war on terror. This is the kind of media biased which has bothered me since I can remember. There is no apparently about the numbers. Bush IS AHEAD based on this poll. It's bad enough that the MSM (main stream media) feels obligated to present all the cons each time they are forced to report on a Bush pro, but they never challenge anything Kerry or his group puts out there, no matter how big the lie. They will all go the way of Rather - eventually. For now, stay tuned to your local blogger for the actual news.

 

Kerry...throws like a girlyman Posted by Hello

 

Stoops is a Madman on the Sidelines

Mike Stoops is bringing an intensity to Wildcat football that we haven't seen for years. The kids are jazzed and the fans are having fun in the stands again (not because they stopped checking bags for alcohol). We will see how the future goes but for now hopes are high and as long as we don't recruit a quaterback who throws like Kerry we will be just fine.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

 

Yahoo! News - Fox News beats all rivals

Yahoo! News - Fox News beats all rivals Uh huh, thats right. p.s. How about
Laurie Dhue

 

Billionaire supporting Billionaire

Billionaire George Soros intensifies his anti-Bush campaign Here I am, sitting in the middle of the United States. I grew up in the southwest. Now here comes a millionaire presidential candidate from Boston who has never done anything except spend a few months in Vietnam and run for office. He is supported by a guy who was born in Hungary and is a billionaire. And all I'm wondering is: what do these guys know about me living my life in the "flyover" part of the country. I cannot connect with either of these guys - on any level. In fact, I'm pretty sure after listening to them that I have nothing in common with them. This goes to credibility. Two zillionaires from parts foreign to me have no credibility and I have no reason to trust one damn thing they say. I sure as hell hear W when he talks. I get the language, I understand the sentiment and the reasoning. Sure, he is a millionaire too, but I have yet to hear him ever speak down to anyone. I can't believe I'm alone in thinking this way. Kerry can go ahead and trot out Soros and Kennedy, that will convince everyone that it is the DEMOCRATIC party that is the party of the rich, white male.

 

Is this a flip-flop or a waffle??

Here he goes again.(washingtonpost.com) Kerry goes to the Midwest milk producers and tries to get their vote despite supporting legislation which artificially inflated the prices of northeast milk (not Midwest milk).

"Kerry tried to convince voters in this rural community, where he is practicing for Thursday's debate, that he would look out for dairy farms here even though he hadn't always in the past.
In the 1990s, Kerry supported the Northeast Dairy Compact, a regional pricing program that propped up prices for Northeastern dairy farmers over objections from their Midwestern counterparts. "

Really, which John Kerry are we to believe.

Actually, it's our own fault that we can't keep up with his changing positions on so many matters. We just don't understand the elite nuance with which he formulates his opinion. If only we were all ivy league educated billionaires - then we would understand.

 

Ed Koch Voting for Bush

I was listening to talk radio this morning with an interview of Ed Koch and he raffirms his committment to Bush, based on what most people have been saying about Kerry. Kerry continues to flip flop on the issues. In a recent speech by Kerry, he mentions he has always had the same stance on Iraq. Did Kerry forget that TV and Radio Stations are recording his speeches? He's done more flip flopping than a cook at the Pancake House.

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/9/1/35130.shtml


 

Yahoo! News - Poll Shows Bush With Solid Lead

Yahoo! News - Poll Shows Bush With Solid Lead. What more needs to be said.

Monday, September 27, 2004

 

France and Germany will not send troops NO MATTER WHO IS PRESIDENT

This financial times article has government officials from France and Germany quoted as saying neither will send troops, no matter who wins the presidential election.

"I cannot imagine that there will be any change in our decision not to send troops, whoever becomes president," Gert Weisskirchen, member of parliament and foreign policy expert for Germany's ruling Social Democratic Party, said in an interview"

"Michel Barnier, the French foreign minister, said last week that France, which has tense relations with interim prime minister Iyad Allawi, had no plans to send troops 'either now or later'"


There are two issues here. First, France and Germany did not refuse to send troops because they don't like Bush - they didn't send troops because they were both making out big on the Oil for Food Program. Unless Kerry decides to subsidize these two countries with "lost" money from that corrupt program, they are never going to help (don't count this option completely out, knowing Kerry). The second thing to realize is that (corruption aside) after hearing Kerry say things like, "quagmire", "wrong war, wrong place wrong time", "coalition of the coerced and the bribed", "grossly mismanaged", and "my goal is to bring all the troops back by the end of my first term", what country in their right mind would decide to send troops now - no matter who is president.

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