Friday, February 20, 2004

This would be a great way to reform our ridiculous social security system. Unfortunately, it just makes too much sense to ever make it past the socialists.

Let's hope that somebody in the re-elect Bush campaign reads this today! How I'd love to see that commercial!

Thursday, February 19, 2004

If this story is true, John Kerry should be drawn and quartered.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Speaking of Rummy, here's a great site on Rummy's "fighting styles" from Instapundit.
This post from NRO pretty much sums up why I love Rummy:

Just when I think I like Donald Rumsfeld a little too much — that I've gone a little bit overboard — something occurs that makes me think, "No, actually — I may have undervalued him."

One of the beautiful things about him is that he refers to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as "the so-called occupied territories." (For all I know, he uses "Judea" and "Samaria" when doors are closed!) But I'm thinking now about something else. At the recent conference in Munich, Rumsfeld was asked why the United States doesn't make a fuss about Israeli nuclear weapons. We're supposed to be against nukes, right? Why don't we go after Israel?

Replied the secretary of defense: "You know the answer by yourself, and the whole world knows the answer. Israel is a small country with a small population. It is a democracy, but exists among neighbors who want to see her in the sea. Israel has made it clear that she does not want to be in the sea, and as a result, over several decades, has organized in such a manner as not to be thrown into the sea."

Savor it now, ladies and gents, for we will probably never — ever — see the likes of this fellow, in an office this key, again.

Monday, February 16, 2004

A great piece in the NYT regarding "supposed outsourcing" of jobs in America.
Here's something to make you feel nice and secure.

If one of these babies can "slip through the system" it makes you wonder what else is floating around out there. Note: A suitcase nuke is much smaller than an F-18.

Here's the best list of potential talking points for the Bush campaign to use against John Kerry that I've come across so far. I particularly like the fact that this list relies mostly on Kerry's performance as a Senator. We can only hope that the debate rises to the point of discussing actual pertinent issues.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

This story really pissed me off:

Most particularly this segment:
"At least 37 people, all but six of them police, were wounded in the assault, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior in Baghdad. The same security compound was attacked two days earlier by gunmen just as the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, Gen. John Abizaid, was visiting the site in Fallujah. Abizaid escaped that attack unharmed.

One shop owner across the street from the compound said he and his neighbors had been told by guerrillas not to open Saturday morning because an attack was imminent."

How the heck are we ever going to solve these problems in the ultimate climate of fear? I am so bloody frustrated. My first reaction to this I must admit, though I read the Iraq blogs regularly was "what the hell, these people know that these guys are going to kill their fellow citizens and they don't inform?!" I do realize that in Iraq's recent past retribution for such "informing" has been swift and unmerciful. I do. I also understand that 500+ Americans have lost their lives trying to secure this country, and these people in the article are talking about leaving the police force because of the attacks. OK, so let me get this straight? You are going to leave the police force because of the threat, but it is your country? We aren't leaving and it's not our country. Sure, I'll even go so far as to say that it is our responsiblity to a degree, since we caused the current situtation by removing Saddam's regime. We are talking generations of behavior and attitudes to be unlearned in order to get these people on thier feet. I hope that they can keep their courage up.