Tuesday, August 30, 2005

There He Goes Again...

Charles "we need a draft-Iraq is Holacaust-Impeach Rumsfeld" Rangel is at it again.
In a rambling interview, he called Cheney a 'sick man' and suggested that Donald Rumsfeld is actually running the country, rather than George Bush or Dick Cheney.
"Why do you think people are spending so much time praying for Bush's health?" he asked as the show's host, Davidson Goldin, sat stunned. "If he ever leaves and Cheney's in charge there's not very much else to pull together our nation."
I just wonder how much attention this will get in the MSM.(Probably as much as Cindy Sheehan's 'not gonna stop hittin' till it's dead' tirade.)

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, Angry In The Great White North

Saturday, August 20, 2005

"Anti-war Mom"...

...is a title often applied to Cindy Sheehan these past few weeks. Even though Mrs. Sheehan has now temporarily left, she's still very much in the news.
First, let me start by saying this: I completely sympathize with Mrs. Sheehan's loss of her son. She has every right in the world to protest however she wants within the law.
But credibility is something seriously lacking in this tale. With glowing stories like this and this and this floating around in the mainstream press, a casual observer might be lulled into believing this is just another average Jane. And while conservatives like Sean Hannity have quoted some outrageous Sheehan statements, nothing equals actually reading a transcript of a speech or a web posting by Mrs. Sheehan. So, I headed over to the Veterans For Peace site. Right away I found this speech given a couple of months ago. It is a very enlightening speech as far as her mindset. Remember, these people at VFP are not "out to get her".
They support her and her cause and want to help her image.
'I got an email the other day and it said, "Cindy, if you didn't use so much profanity there's people on the fence' that get offended" And you know what I said? "You know what? You know what, g*d-d**mn-it? How, in the world is anybody still sitting on that fence'?" "If you fall on the side that is pro-George, and pro-war, you get your a** over to Iraq, and take the place of somebody who wants to come home."
She also seized the occassion to call Bush a "lying b****rd" and say,
"I'm always so calm and everything, that's because if I started hitting something, I wouldn't stop til it was dead. So I can't even start, cause I know how dangerous that would be"

Greiving Mom? Definitely. Credible? I think not.
(Still don't think she's involved with extremists? Check out what Code Pink and Michael Moore have to say.)

Update: War supporters set up camp in Crawford
via: AP
'The camp is named "Fort Qualls," in memory of Marine Lance Cpl. Louis Wayne Qualls, 20, who died in Iraq last fall.
"If I have to sacrifice my whole family for the sake of our country and world, other countries that want freedom, I'll do that," said the soldier's father, Gary Qualls... his 16-year-old son now wants to enlist, and he supports that decision.'

Hmm. Wonder if Maureen Dowd thinks his "moral authority" is "absolute".

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

WHAT did they say?

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard this. Participating in a march sponsored by Jesse Jackson protesting the requirement of a photo ID in Georgia - and outrageously comparing it to a repealment of the the 1965 voting act -, singer Harry Belafonte was asked about all the minorities Bush has appointed to high offices. Belafonte replied that there were a lot of Jews in Nazi positions and that "Bush is a tryant. He gathers around him black tyrants." TV's "Judge Mathis" was on tape screaming that Bush's admin were "criminals and thieves" and should be "locked up". And Cynthia Tucker wrote that: "GOP strategists have used dirty tricks against Native Americans, blacks, and Latinos... They've been doing it for years."
Race-mongering? You decide.
Transcript: Here