Raging Right Wing Republican

For those of us who are politically informed, and therefore Republican.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Now al Qaeda calls for timetable for withdrawal from Iraq

Wait, I'm confused. I've been endlessly assured that al Qaeda benefits from our presence in Iraq — "the greatest recruitment tool bin Laden ever had," etc., etc. — so I'm baffled why they'd want to end that gravy-train.
"We are offering you the opportunity to withdraw your troops in complete safety and we are expecting your response within two weeks,'" said the voice purporting to be that of Baghdadi, leader of a self-proclaimed Islamic emirate in western and north-central Iraq that is dominated by al-Qaeda supporters.
So the Democrats, James Baker, and al Qaeda all agree — we must exit Iraq, and the sooner the better.

Zawahiri to Democrats: You owe us

Well, well, well:
Zawahri says he has two messages for American Democrats.

"The first is that you aren't the ones who won the midterm elections, nor are the Republicans the ones who lost. Rather, the Mujahideen — the Muslim Ummah's vanguard in Afghanistan and Iraq — are the ones who won, and the American forces and their Crusader allies are the ones who lost," Zawahri said, according to a full transcript obtained by ABC News.

Zawahri calls on the Democrats to negotiate with him and Osama bin Laden, not others in the Islamic world who Zawahri says cannot help.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

France lives up to expectations; runs away

I know this is going to be a huge surprise, but France is abandoning its allies and Afghanistan. I know, I know, it's unprecedented.

It's like Jed Babbin, a former deputy undersecretary of defense said: "...frankly, going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind."

I am now one of Danny Bonaduce's biggest fans

Some 9/11 conspiracy theorist interrupts his lunch and gets a verbal beatdown. Bonaduce's incredulity at being asked such questions is great.

Yet another liberal is a "centrist"

There it is:
"Bayh has charted a centrist's course throughout his political career."
Oh, we've all heard that before, haven't we? Everybody's a centrist!

But once again, a cursory glance at Bayh's record reveals yet another liberal.
  • NARAL, 2005 - 100%
  • National Right-to-Life Committee, 2001-02 - 0%
  • Family Research Council 2004 - 0%
  • NOW, 2005 - 100%
  • Gun Owners of America, 2005 - 0%
Apparently this is what makes up a moderate. After all, who in their right mind wouldn't be liberal? It's not an ideology, it's just common sense!

When this is what the media considers "centrist," what does that tell you about their own views?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dennis Miller on Iraq & the War on Terror

It's great.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Barack Obama: Republicans wouldn't vote for him because "of the color of his skin"

He's right.

I'm the complete flip of his politics; he's just another limosine liberal. But the real reason I wouldn't vote for him is because of his skin color.

It's not dark enough.

I just don't trust those high yellows.

If I were to vote for a Negro, I'd want him to be the glossy black of hand-polished ebony. But I suppose I might be able to put up with a single-cream-in-a-large-coffee shade of politician.

So...

Condi Rice - yes

Colin Powell - no

Morgan Freeman - yes

O.J. Simpson - depends whether he was most recently on the cover of Time or Newsweek.

So if you're a so-called "black" man trying to get my endorsement for your presidential aspirations, remember one thing:


You must be at least this black to earn my vote.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Taliban warlord brags: We cost Republicans the election

Oh, come now. Don't you think Muqtada al-Sadr deserves a little credit too?
"It seems that every bullet that mujahedeen had fired toward the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan has turned into a vote against Bush," Hekmatyar said in the undated video statement received by AP Television News in Pakistan.

"There is no doubt that is a great victory and success for Afghan and Iraqi mujahedeen," he said. "I am convinced that the fate Soviet Union faced is awaiting America as well."
Wait 'til he has to deal with the Democrats, though. Then he won't talk so tough.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Liberal bias: what "everyone knows" is true

Good piece on the herd mentality of the media, [link removed to preserve eyesight] and the shared belief system necessary to advance it.

It strays into the wrong territory when it analogizes this to Republican cheerleading and optimism for the '06 elections. It really wasn't the case that "everyone knew" Republicans would hold Congress, or "everyone knew" the polls were wrong, but more like "we all hoped" both of those were true, even given all the information.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Shock: Democrats break 9/11 reform promises

And they're not even in office yet.

It's the one about reforming Congressional oversight of war and intelligence functions, which they've carped over ceaselessly over the last few years.

Of course, actually following through with their promise would mean taking power away from those who have salivated over grabbing it for so long.

Power trumps everything. Especially something so meaningless as national security.

Democrats to slash missile defense in favor of "faith-based missile defense"

This has long been one of the most bizarre articles of faith among liberals — that a purely defensive system to stop the incineration of entire cities is somehow morally wrong.

Don't buy into the various claims they make about the system "not working" or "being too expensive," or strangest of all, being "destabilizing." We wouldn't want to destabilize that balance in our favor or anything, after all. The claims that space is somehow "off limits" is equally absurd, as if it is somehow special; the fact is that anywhere humans go will carry with it the same power struggles that we have always taken with us everywhere else. We have just as many investments to protect up there as we do down here. As for "can't work," it can, it has, and some of it works even now. As for too expensive — well, how much is Los Angeles worth, anyway? It seems a small price to pay to save it.

Liberals are committed to spending trillions to stave off a farfetched threat of losing ten meters of shoreline, but won't spend a penny to defend America against an increasingly likely attack against the United States.

After all, we can simply use a smile as our nuclear umbrella. This Ahmadinejad — he's a reasonable fellow. He can be negotiated with. Just like Osama bin Laden.

Emissions reduced

Who says environmentalists are sexless and prudish?
Greenhouse gas may not be very sexy, but a group of self-proclaimed "ecobabes" in Sonoma County found a unique way to bring out global warming's naughty side--posing for a pinup calendar.
Hot! Er, I mean, warm. Er, climate changed.
The 12 female environmentalists were photographed--fully clothed, for the most part--in an effort to raise money for the Climate Protection Campaign of Sonoma County and seduce the public into reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Oh, it'll reduce emissions, alright. No doubt about that.
The pictures are not nearly as racy as Playboy or even Sports Illustrated's famous swimsuit issue. The models are seen reclining amid flowers, prancing around in hot [climate change -- mAc] pants, lounging pensively on a pier or, in the case of the cover girl, showing her body in silhouette behind a shroud.

Aside from a few thighs and a vague hint of cleavage, there is precious little skin in the 2007 ecobabes calendar.
Thank God. Yet sister environmentalists are offended:
Titillating as it is, the calendar has turned off some environmentalists. The Northcoast Environmental Center, based in the Humboldt County town of Arcata, refused to display the calendars in its popular eco-boutique.

"I felt it was objectifying women and using their bodies to make money," said Alisha Clompus, 26, an artist and anthropologist who is office manager for the Northcoast center. "It's like making money off another form of oppression."
Environmentalists showing themselves off a form of oppression? She might be onto something here.

The day I invent a name so splendidly, drearily evocative as "Alisha Clompus," I'm outta here. It simply can't be beat. Let's see what these fully-clothed ecobabes have to say for themselves:
Karen:
I eat chocolate almost everyday, and that's not grown in my bioregion, so I suppose that could be considered a serious eco-confession.
Further sassy online choc-chat:
Monika:
When I look at a bird, I reflect on its role in the ecosystem. If we lose that bird we lose not only its beauty, but also the services it provides to the world and therefore to us all.
Birds as service providers. Hadn't previously thought of them in that role, which is possibly only because they don't actually provide any services.
Eydie:
We're here where we are. I feel I am here because I'm supposed to be here. Whatever the circumstance is, I'm supposed to be.
Should be an interesting court case if Eydie ever presses charges against someone who assaults her.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Judge demands radio be more available to deaf

Today, a judge ruled that radio is discriminatory to deaf people. Radio has 90 days to figure out how to make itself available to those who can't hear.

Said the judge, "Since the public owns the airwaves, it's only logical that they be made readily available to everyone to avoid any inconvenience. Even if they can't hear."

Said a spokesman for the American Association for Deaf People Who Want Radios (AADPWWR), "This is an important statement and this judge showed excellent judgement. There are deaf people out there who don't know what they're listening to. Many times, deaf people try to listen and enjoy the radio but accidentally end up listening to either static or Air America."

Air America and static have been fighting a vicious ratings war in the last year.