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New liberal lunacy

Some liberals just won’t seek betterment…

First, there is an unidentified, unAmerican liberal who defaced the entry on President Ronald Reagan at wikipedia. Here is a cropped screenshot of the page, which has since been fixed.

Then there is a group of loonies calling themselves “John Kerry for America” who are trying to encourage Sen. Kerry to run again in 2008. And maybe he should… I wouldn’t mind Newt Gingrich or Jeb Bush have an easy victory in ’08. Clear mandate, here we come!

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Feminists are at it again

I came across this editorial by an ultraliberal editor of my local newspaper today. In it she decries the fact that the US has yet to sign onto CEDAW, a socialist feminist treaty designed by the UN to give outrageous amounts of power to extrimists on the left who for years have been trying to force their agenda on respectable people in this country.
I applaud our government for not passing the ERA and not signing onto CEDAW either. What liberals fail to realize is that just because almost all UN member states agree to some unworthy ideals does not mean that we have to follow suit. They’re like little children wanting to have everything the hippie neighbor’s children have, not realizing that they will never amount to anything significant. There is no reason why we should sign onto the treaty as it is right now because it is flawed in numerous ways, such as failing to mandate that women recieve the exact same duties as men and less restrictive language when it comes to moral values such as the sanctity of life.

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Thanks Dan!

Last week, many conservatives breathed a sigh of relief when Dan Rather left his anchor position at CBS. Some have since had good things to say about the man himself, however.

Thomas Hazlett at the Weekly Standard credits Rather with aiding the abolishment of the fairness doctrine back in 1987. I agree with the author top the extent that I believe in “balanced” reporting only to a certain degree. If one side of the spectrum, for example, is putting out too much garbage, like the ultraliberals at UFPJ , for example, the news outlet should be free to severely shorten coverage of that side and expand coverage of the centrist or conservative view of the issue in order to protect its reputation. Fairness in media coverage has its place and time and the FNC could certainly use more of it, but enough is enough. A ban on a liberal version of Rupert Murdoch has yet to be enacted.

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Who’s On First for the Next Generation

George: Condi! Nice to see you. What’s happening?

Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.

George: Great. Lay it on me.

Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.

George: That’s what I want to know.

Condi: That’s what I’m telling you.

George: That’s what I’m asking you. Who is the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes.

George: I mean the fellow’s name.

Condi: Hu.

George: The guy in China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The new leader of China.

Condi: Hu.

George: The main man in China!

Condi: Hu is leading China.

George: Now whaddya’ asking me for?

Condi: I’m telling you, Hu is leading China.

George: Well, I’m asking you. Who is leading China?

Condi: That’s the man’s name.

George: That’s who’s name?

Condi: Yes.

George: Will you, or will you not, tell me the name of the new leader of China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

George: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he’s dead in the Middle East.

Condi: That’s correct.

George: Then who is in China?

Condi: Yes, sir.

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Liberal bias?

Just a quick note regarding my last post.

The Spectrum decided not to publish my letter. Maybe it’s liberal bias or maybe just envy. πŸ™‚

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More defense of Ann Coulter

After my last letter was published, a few readers decided to respond and unnecessarily attack my arguments and put words in my mouth. So here is my response in full:

To the editor:

Two letters to the editor regarding Ann Coulter directly addressed my recent letter and I would therefore like to briefly respond to the two readers.

Kat McDonald asks if “it (would) be so hard for us to just stop trying to insult each other’s intelligence and start realizing we’re all human beings?”, thereby proving that she is one of the hopeless college liberals. She may have not realized that in the real world being nice will only get you so far. If President Bush was of her opinion, the Taliban would still be ruling Afghanistan and national security could be an even greater concern. If people of her kind had enough intelligence to speak of, then I suppose we could attempt a well reasoned and calm debate, but seeing as that is not so, it is times like this that require the bold and courageous to be blunt and tell it like it is.

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In Defense of Ann Coulter

Our “college liberal” editor in chief of UB’s student newspaper, The Spectrum, recently revealed his inadequate understanding of Ann Coulter in an opinion piece. Although I’m not a total fan of Ann Coulter, I felt compelled to pen a piece of my own in her defense. So before my letter falls prey to a liberal editor’s opinion, here it is in full:

To the editor:

This letter is in response to Editor In Chief George Zornick’s March 2 editorial on Ann Coulter.

In defense of Zornick, I must admit that his opening statement did not lead me to expect much reason out of his opinion piece as most “college liberals” are yet-to-fully-mature and sometimes hopeless and delusional parrots when it comes to politics.

As it is probably safe to assume that a great number of readers agreed with Zornick, here are a few reasons as to why he and many others should be excited about having one of the most prominent conservatives in America on this campus next week.

One important thing to remember above all is that much of Ann Coulter’s most criticized statements are examples of her intellectual and dry sense of humor. They should be no more offensive to liberals than statements made by the likes of Chris Rock, who continually injects racist terminology into his routines, or Michael Moore, who often stretches the truth so far that it becomes offensive to truly patriotic Americans. If prominent politicians reward Coulter with applause it is then only because they enjoyed her observations and not because they endorse “fascist” ideas.

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Further discrimination against smokers on the horizon

According to the BBC, an international treaty designed to further limit smokers’ freedom and hurt business is set to take effect today. While many countries have signed on for this silly liberal undertaking, the US government has fortunately held off so far.

I still fail to see why those liberals constantly have to waste their time trying to “help” people who don’t need and often don’t want their help. Every smoker knows tobacco could potentially kill them and those who don’t like tobacco have all the freedom they need to avoid it. Instead of wasting their time trying to restrict others’ freedoms I would prefer it if they got back to some of their other time wasting past times like making unreasonable demands of our government or holding “I hate everything” protests.

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Hotel UB

Over the years, I have often compared the University at Buffalo to the hotel California from the Eagles’ song as almost no one ever seems to truly leave this place. So here, as a part of the permanent record that this blog is, are the lyrics to the song:

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
“this could be heaven or this could be hell”
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say…

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Happy birthday to me!

Due to being born in Europe, I am already 24 now, even before my birthday has actually begun here.

While 24 is not that remarkable of an age in and by itself it does mark the end of me being in the 18 – 24 age group and also gives me fewer years until I’ll have to pay full airfare every time.

Feel free to leave a comment. πŸ˜‰

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She’s got a point…

While Ann Coulter may come off as a lunatic crackpot at first sight, she does actually have a decent number of good points to make. Her editorial on ultra-liberal professor Ward Churchill is a good example.

I agree with her assestment that there is an inherent bias in the prominent interpretation of free speech in an academic environment these days. While politicians can be slandered at will it somehow seems to almost be illegal to talk about differences between races or to use natural terminology (as opposed to the artificial PC kind).

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The rules of combat

I found this at Stupid Facts and thought I’d do like Shawn Fanning and share them:

If the enemy is in range, so are you.

Incoming fire has the right of way.

Don’t look conspicuous: it draws fire.

The easy way is always mined.

Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.

Professionals are predictable, it’s the amateurs that are dangerous.

The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions:
a. When you’re ready for them.
b. When you’re not ready for them.

Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.

If you can’t remember, the claymore is pointed at you. Claymores are labeled “This side toward enemy” for a reason.

If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.

Don’t draw fire, it irritates the people around you.

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is *not* our friend.

If it’s stupid but works, it isn’t stupid.

When in doubt empty the magazine.

Never share a fox hole with anyone braver than you.

Anything you do can get you shot. Including doing nothing.

Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can’t get out.

Mines are equal opportunity weapons.

A Purple Heart just proves that were you smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.

Don’t ever be the first, don’t ever be the last and don’t ever volunteer to do anything.

The quartermaster has only two sizes: too large and too small.

Five second fuses only last three seconds.

It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.

Tracers work both ways.

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Oh the irony

The ad to content matching methodologies of Google’s ads can lead to some funny results…
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Ultraliberals and the troops

For the past few months I have seen phrases like “bring the troops home now!” from the extreme left and center left type of liberals. As usual, that’s all they have to say, a demand without an educated explanation of how to respond to the demand. Now, this would not be surprising if it only came from your average immature and uneducated college / high school / California type of liberal, but these kinds of comments are even uttered by politicians such as Senator Kennedy. While asking for an exit strategy may not be such a bad thing, those liberals are all too impatient and seem to forget that all good things take time and that especially withdrawing any troops now would hurt our image more than it would benefit it. The allegedly large number of foreigners with only elementary knowledge of US politics would probably only be satisfied if the US became as socialist as their countries, so seeing as that will not happen within the next 100 years, why bother trying to satisfy their lust for injustice through egalitarianism around the world?

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Goodbye Johnny

Early today, 3 decade Tonight Show host and American legend Johnny Carson passed away at his home in California at the age of 79.

As good as Jay Leno may be, it will take years for someone as great as Johnny to come along again.

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RIP Dimebag Darrell

(C) 2004 AP
© 2004 AP

Late but better than never at all. RIP Dimebag, may your work inspire a great number of future axmen.

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Iraq is no quagmire

According to a new article in the National Review by Richard Lowry, there are a good number of examples from the past few centuries of invading forces winning the battle against guerilla insurgencies, many of them quite similar to the one facing us in Iraq now.

Especially if we are to learn from the past it would therefore seem premature to call the Iraq situation a quagmire. On the same note, it would also be reckless and rash to pull out of Iraq now as ultraliberals are suggesting.

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Anti-American sentiments rampant abroad

A new BBC World Service poll has found that anti-Americanism appears to be very popular outside the US. What’s even worse is that most of those polled are unable to distinguish between a country’s people and and its President: As the vast majority of them disapprove of President Bush’s policies, they are foolishly assuming that Americans must be just as bad.

If the results of this poll are indeed representative of the true magnitude of the America hating nitwit crowd abroad, then this essentially constitutes praise for the American media. If allegedly more objective foreign media can’t spread a more complete truth about our nation, then our media must be doing a pretty good job.

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Happy Birthday Elvis!

Had he not passed away 28 years ago, Elvis Presley would have turned 70 today.

On a less positive note, his daughter has just proverbially urinated on his grave by selling 85% of her ownership of Elvis’ estate. Now Elvis may finally become the sell out many considered him to be in the 1970s.

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Happy New Year!

Being fully aware of how long it’s been since my last post, I’d like to wish all my readers and visitors a happy new year. Another year under Bush, of 24 races towards a simple life, a wife and several oscars.

Enjoy yourselves and don’t drink more than you’d trust your uncle to stomach.

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Ashcroft out

It is with great hope that I welcome Attorney General John Ashcroft’s resignation of last Tuesday, 11/2. While seeing him go will surely please many freedom loving Americans, I am somewhat hesitant to celebrate as his replacement could well be even more right wing and far more apt to believe in faith based intelligence.

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Not again! pt. 3

In light of this morning’s events, I have decided to finally launch my side project, gainsaying.com.

On the site I will explore the many contradictions that dot the American landscape, starting with the election. Four years of Bush have hurt the nation a great deal and four more will probably not help at all. At least Bush won the elction (mostly) fair and square this time, but the fact that so many people could be fooled into voting for fascism is something of an odd thing.

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Not again! pt. 2

Now that the initial shock has past and pessimism sets in, I thought I’d list a few positive news items:

– Voter turn out was higher than at any point since 1968 (source: CNN).
– Mubarack Obama (D) won his race for a senate seat in Illinois.
– Brian Higgins (D) won the house seat in New York State’s 27th district.
– Almost half the nation voted against Bush.
– Nader did not spoil the election for Kerry.

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Not again!

Well, it looks as though the Democrats have screwed up again. Another perfectly good chance to rule the world ruined. It seems quite like they were unable to match Geroege Bush’s strength as a candidate.

This is it then, four more years of Bush…

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Missouri

Missouri

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Daschle loses Senate seat

Senate minority leader Tom Daschle has officially lost his seat to challenger Rep. John Thune. Well done, one more Democrat who couldn’t grow a large enough spine.

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Karzai “wins” Afghan elections

In a move completely devoid of any trace of surprise, Hamid Karzai, former CIA agent and now “president” of Afghanistan is to be declared the winner of the Afghan “elections”. This is further proof that the neo-conservatives’ claims of democracy taking hold in Afghanistan are completely false.

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Nader spoiling election for Bush

While following election results, it became clear to me that Nader was taking votes from Bush and not Kerry as Bush has constantly been fluctuating between 51% and 52% of the popular vote while Kerry has remained steady at 48%.

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My ideal political candidate

The political candidate quiz at http://www.selectsmart.com/PRESIDENT/ listed my ideal candidates for Presdient as follows:

1. Your ideal theoretical candidate. (100%)
2. Cobb, David – Green Party (78%)
3. Nader, Ralph – Independent (78%)
4. Brown, Walt – Socialist Party (69%)
5. Kerry, Senator John, MA – Democrat (59%)
6. Badnarik, Michael – Libertarian (49%)
7. Bush, President George W. – Republican (28%)
8. Peroutka, Michael – Constitution Party (25%)

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An Appeal To Voters

This is an appeal to all eligible voters to go and exercise their rights on November 2nd and vote in the general election.

Let me begin with a very relevant quote from independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader from his 2000 campaign: β€œI hear you say often that you’re not turned on to politics. Well, let me bring to bear the lessons of history. If you’re not turned on to politics, the lesson of history is that politics will turn on you.”

While voting certainly is not all there is to involvement in politics, an educated vote is the basic foundation on which an active and mature political life is based. Whether any candidate with enough chances of being elected will actually respond to your needs is not a relevant concern in this case for it is only through more involvement in the political process of certain groups of society that politicians will start paying attention to those groups.

The basic fact is that it is we the people who are in charge, not wealthy politicians or their corporate sponsors. It is only through the disgraceful negligence of voters over the past decades that politicians have been able to get away with presenting their constituents with lukewarm, ready made sound bite based platforms, which essentially consist of nothing more than a rehashing of often outdated ideals.

Don’t believe the McCarthy worshippers when they try to tell you that the above are communist (or whatever kind of people happen to be hip to hate at the time) ideals. Read the documents from the time of our founding fathers and you will see that they are very much American ideals that have only become foreign through their creative castration by members of the elite in possession of ulterior motives.

So before you proudly declare yourself a Republican, Democrat or independent, take pride in the fact that it is you who are in charge of continuing to execute the master plan laid out at the declaration of our independence. Let no nation, man or woman strip America of its status as the greatest nation on earth.

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Another triad?

Earlier today, comedian Rodney Dangerfield passed away after undergoing surgery.

Although I hate to believe in superstition I hope that this will not turn into another triad of celebrity deaths.

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Presidential Kerry

In their review of last night’s presidential debate, the media (Alternet, CNN, Fox) generally had good things to say about John Kerry. I would have to agree that he did perform better than President Bush, even if he did not go far eyond his usual campaign strategy of highlighting his opponent’s mistakes.

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First Presidential Debate

I watched the first 30 minutes or so of tonight’s presidential debate before I decided to stop watching. The debate was so free from anything new and any surprises that it just seemed a waste of time to continue watching. All the candidates were presenting were repetitions of previous statements and clever ways to avoid answering the questions themselves.