Friday, August 06, 2004

I thought I'd post this before Kevin got to it. :)

I think the headline is screwed up; the unemployment numbers are good; it's the job growth numbers that are unexpectedly low. This could be a gift for the Kerry campaign. The game is afoot...
An interesting observation on Kerry's truthfulness over at


For some reason, among the many stories, a subchapter entitled "Christmas in 'Cambodia' - Vietnam, December 1968" struck a special chord with me. Apparently, on the floor of the US Senate in 1986, Kerry asserted he was ordered into Cambodia in Christmas 1968. As he later told the Boston Herald, "I remember spending Christmas of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."

Never mind that Nixon was not yet president at Christmas of 1968, a whole slew of people, quoted in the chapter say it was impossible for Kerry to have been within fifty miles of Cambodia. They also say where he was and what he did. (It wasn't pretty.) Are they lying? Well, consider this. Despite having been repeated by Kerry many times over the years, this story (according to the chapter) is curiously absent from the Senator's recent laudatory campaign bio Tour of Duty. Why, if it was so important to him, so meaningful?

This Boston Globe - Swiftboat ad story get curiouser and curiouser.

Looks as if the Globe is working its way down to the level of the NY Times.
I love this photo:

You, come here.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

These poll numbers don't surprise me at all.

Among Veterans: Bush 58% Kerry 35%
John Kerry knocks President Bush for September 11th performance.

"...Kerry said he would have reacted much more quickly than President Bush did on Sept. 11, 2001, when he learned of terrorist attacks.

The president spent seven minutes reading to Florida elementary school children after learning that hijacked planes had been flown into the World Trade Center in New York."

Whoa! SEVEN minutes? I thought it was only six. I'm definitely voting for Kerry now.

Here's an interesting piece from the New York Times, of all places, on the economic records of the past few presidents. The results may surprise you. Be sure to look at the chart; that pretty much tells the story.

While some conservatives will take heart in these findings, they scare me a little. If history is to repeat itself, John Kerry could be reelected only to enjoy an economic boom that GWB created. Of course, Kerry will take credit for the strong economy about 5 seconds after being sworn in. It reminds me of another famous NYT headline the day Clinton was inaugurated. It said "The Recession is Over." They were conveniently about a year late on that one.

Hat tip to John, friend of DowneastBlog.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

This amuses me to no end.
Here's Walter Williams with a great article on conservatives, liberals, and blacks. The proclamation at the end is priceless. This should be required reading for all liberals.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Now this is my kind of political film...

Sunday, August 01, 2004


The FairTax may be closer than we think.
Stories like this, this and this really make me wonder how the EU is ever going to make it.