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September 05, 2007by Bob Parks

September 4, 2007
Opening Monologue

You know, folks, I was so hoping when I was in Hawaii last week that when Larry Craig announced he was quitting the Senate, that instead he had come to the microphone and said, “I am announcing today that I intend to switch parties and become a Democrat.”

Let’s go to the sound bites. The real point about this, I think, has been missed and that’s because, of course, I have been gone. Since I am back, I will make the real point. I want to review some audio sound bites of this first, a montage. The Drive-By Media just loved talking about the details of gay bathroom sex when there wasn’t any gay bathroom sex.

LOTHIAN: It’s not the primary function of public parks, restrooms and rest areas, but for men in search of anonymous same sex partners, they are popular destinations.

TWEKSBURY: A thrill to the hunt, to the excitement of sex in a public place.

PINSKY: People can genuinely get up and say, “I’m not gay, but I’m still one of these people that have sex with men.”

KING: They’re not gay, but they have sex with men?

KELLY: Tapping a foot, which apparently, this is lingo.

CARVILLE: He’s not gay, but he’s a man having sex with a man.

SHUSTER: (Reading transcript) “Craig tapped his toes several times and moved his foot closer to my foot. I moved my foot up and down slowly. Craig moved his right foot so that it touched the side of my left foot, which was within my stall area.”

MATTHEWS: This man used leg signals, hand signals.

CARLSON: I have been bothered in men’s rooms.

ATKINSON: He peered through the crack of the door and used hand signals to indicate he wanted sex.

KING: Why men’s rooms?

RUSH: (Laughing.) That’s Larry King, “Why men’s rooms?” That’s where the men are, Larry. Don’t make me laugh. Anyway, that’s the montage. So Larry Craig, we got all the details of gay bathroom sex of which there was none in this scandal. Let’s go to Senator Craig himself. This is August 28th. This is in Boise, Idaho. He held a press conference, a portion of his comments here.

CRAIG: While I was not involved in any inappropriate conduct at the Minneapolis airport or anywhere else, I chose to plead guilty to a lesser charge in hopes of making it go away. Let me be clear. I am not gay. I never have been gay.

RUSH: All right, so the Republicans threw Larry Craig under the bus, and you know who was driving the bus, Mitt Romney.

ROMNEY: I think we’ve all heard the story about Bill Clinton and the fact that he let us down in his personal conduct with a White House intern, and that strikes me as another one of these extraordinary acts of falling short of what America would expect of elected officials, particularly one who should be held to a higher standard.

RUSH: This is a guy that was supporting Mitt Romney. Just throw him under the bus like that. This is pandering. This is pandering to the Christian right. This is pandering to values voters out there. It insults them to go this way. Tom DeLay was on PMSNBC last Thursday, and he had this exchange with the reporterette Contessa Brewer. Basically, she said to start it off, “The Republicans have also had a very strong message about morals,” and this is where I want to take this. But DeLay will set it up here. Contessa Brewer, the reason I’m going to play this bite is because she is going to make the point that I’m going to expand upon after this bite is played. She said, “The Republicans have also had a very strong message about morals. They like to announce they take the moral high road on many issues yet earlier you had Republican David Vitter who was linked to a prostitution ring and last year you had Mark Foley, Bob Ney and you, yourself, still facing charges of money laundering and conspiring to launder money. So the question is, if you’re going announce you take the moral high road, do you have to stop living in glass houses?”

DELAY: Well, Contessa, you’ve just exhibited the double standard in the media.

BREWER: And how is that?

DELAY: Well, you’ve just listed a bunch of Republicans, but you didn’t list one Democrat. I mean, the fact that William Jefferson was caught with $90,000 of marked bills in his freezer and –

BREWER: But we have — congressman, pardon the interruption, but — but that is a story that we have covered over and over again. No, actually it doesn’t upset me. But because the Republicans — here’s the problem –

DELAY: No, here’s the problem –

BREWER: It’s the hypocrisy. If people live in glass houses, they shouldn’t throw stones.

DELAY: Contessa, if you’ll let me finish.

BREWER: Go ahead.

DELAY: The problem is, the media has a double standard.

RUSH: She said it, and the fascinating aspect of this to me, which I’ve pointed out, I’ve been pointing this out countless times on this program for many, many years, and she says, “It’s the hypocrisy.” The left in this country, folks, has made it a point to go after the hypocrisy of conservatives and Republicans, not really the behavior. If they go after the behavior, they have to condemn the behavior on their side of the aisle. The whole point of the left is to have no standards, because if you have no standards, you can’t be held to any standards. If the left established standards that it wanted to adhere to, then it would have to jettison the supporters that come from the pervert ranks of the Democrat Party, the depraved, the gutter dwellers out there, they are all Democrats, and they are Democrats because the Democrats will not judge them.

Now, in the case of Larry Craig here, the impression is being left that he was forced to resign over being gay, and he wasn’t. He wasn’t outed. There’s a blogger at the Washington Post that’s all happy today because, “I got Craig. I outed Craig.” Was he outed? Has Larry Craig been outed? He has not been outed. In fact, he resigned because of the heat that he received for pleading to a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct. Everybody else seems to be filling in the blanks here with their own agendas. Now, remember, as I said moments ago, my friends, the aim of the left is to aim straight for the hypocrisy of conservatives and Republicans, not the behavior. In this case, they need the behavior of Larry Craig in order to hit the hypocrisy. We’ve had to deal with this before. Everybody out there that I’ve been watching this morning is making the argument that I made some time ago, and that is that the left’s position seems to be that since they have no moral standards, they can’t be held to any moral standards. Moreover, since we, on the right, do believe in moral standards, they say we must live perfect lives, which, of course, is not possible because nobody’s perfect. That’s what original sin is all about. Original sin exempts this. Nobody can live a perfect life.

So the left seems to want to zero-in and discredit virtually everyone who exhibits a failed lifestyle regardless their values. Of course, this is nonsensical because it’s not possible. That’s what they’re trying to do. We conservatives understand this as well. This is why we seek to limit the power of the elites, a handful of imperfect people who ride into power and want to determine what everybody can and can’t do. Democrats, everything they do is perfect because there are no standards that they adhere to. There are no rights. There are no wrongs. There’s no good or bad. Nothing applies to them. They are perfect. Liberalism is the standard, and it’s a standard that says everything goes. But they go even further. If one or a group of people who belong to the party of family values fails to live up to a high standard, then the entire party and movement is condemned. That is the tactic they’re employing here. The truth is that when they take this position on the left, they expose the idiocy of their views. The bottom line is this. We all ought not strive to be more perfect because we are imperfect. We ought not strive to be good and moral because we can’t be. That’s what their philosophy is. You shouldn’t try to be perfect because you can’t. You shouldn’t try to exude any morality because you can’t. What kind of philosophy is that? Therefore, if Larry Craig had been a Democrat and liberal, there would be no supposed hypocrisy because Democrats and liberals have no moral standards. If he would have changed parties, why, he’d be in great shape today.

This is the logic of the left, and it’s studied and it is purposeful. They need this position to defend the reprobates amongst themselves. I don’t need to name the reprobates. Why do they defend felons? Why are they trying to get felons the right to vote again? I have some friends in town today that went out to buy some shoes and some dresses, some ladies in town that I know. Do you know that there is not a law in this town to prevent the owner of the store from cutting a little peeping hole in a dressing room and staring at them as they take their clothes off? There’s not. As long as he doesn’t film anything, as long as he doesn’t tape anything, take any pictures, it’s okay for anybody in the store to check out these unsuspecting women anywhere in New York City. So the local council said, “This is not good. We need a law to stop this.” The New York Civil Liberties Union is opposing the law, saying, “Well, who gets to sit in judgment of who looking through a peephole is behaving in a lewd manner?”

So here you have a classic illusion of what we’re talking about. The left simply cannot allow laws to determine what is good or bad because they need the exemption. They need to be able to support and get the support of the perverts and the winos, the reprobates of American culture. They can’t do that if they come up with a political philosophy that condemns that behavior. For example, if you oppose the left’s agenda and one of the items on the agenda is expanding this idiotic hate crimes agenda to homosexuals where you receive more jail time for what you think when you commit a crime, if it happens to be against a homosexual you can add jail time to it because you must have been thinking bigoted thoughts of homophobia, and that’s on the left’s agenda. If you oppose that and so forth, you are mean-spirited, you are a bigot and are promoting a wedge issue and deserve no pity whatsoever. It’s very convenient for the left here. The point being that you are to be judged on how you support the left’s agenda. If you support the left’s agenda then you get away with anything and they will not condemn you. We saw this in the Clinton administration, folks. You had Bill Clinton accused of rape. He was accused of sexual abuse in the oval orifice, all these other things, and the left-wing so-called women’s groups are either silent or found ways to defend him.

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Black & Right » Katrina: Democracy Now!’s Annual Blaxploitation

I am not a glutton for punishment.

I watch portions of Free Speech TV’s Democracy Now! because it’s a part of my daily employment duties. You know, make sure it properly airs so the local libs don’t go off in a conspiracy theory tirade. They know I work where I work, and are always suspicious I may be up to some funny business.

But as a Black man, I am also disgusted on an almost daily basis by the parade of Black victims trotted out by hostess Amy Goodman. It’s as if she considers herself this Great White Hope; the only chance these poor people have to get the justice only her show’s exposure can assure. She is their lone, caring voice in this insensitive, corporate, racist world we live in.

How liberal.

During the August 30th episodic, Miss Amy was in New Orleans commemorating the second anniversary of the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina. Goodman was, of course, reporting from the hood.

AMY GOODMAN: I’m here in the Lower Ninth Ward. Behind me is the Industrial Canal levee that broke two years ago between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. At 9:38 a.m. local time on Wednesday, a moment of silence was held across New Orleans to mark the moment the levees were breached two years ago.

Hurricane Katrina flooded about 80% of New Orleans and killed well over 1,600 people, displacing another one-and-a-half million people from the Gulf Coast. Only two-thirds of the region’s population has returned home.

Few areas in New Orleans were as hard hit by Hurricane Katrina as the Lower Ninth Ward, where we’re broadcasting from today. This predominantly African American working-class neighborhood remains largely in ruins two years later.

Of course, Amy Goodman would never ask Mayor Ray Nagin why the Lower Ninth Ward is still a mess. A disaster of that magnitude was something no one could really imagine happening. One could never blame someone for not evacuating an entire city. Such has never really happened before.

Well, I guess you could blame President Bush, and many on her show have in the two years since.

Goodman then replayed her broadcast of two years ago where she interviewed Malik Rahim, cofounder of the Common Ground Collective.

AMY GOODMAN: As our video cameras followed him, Malik showed us how corpses still remained in the street.

MALIK RAHIM: Now, his body been here for almost two weeks. Two weeks tomorrow, alright, that this man’s body been laying here. And there’s no reason for it. Look where we at. I mean, it’s not flooded. There’s no reason for them to be – left that body right here like this. I mean, that’s just totally disrespect. You know? And, I mean, two weeks. Every day, we ask them about coming and pick it up. And they refuse to come and pick it up. And you could see, it’s literally decomposing right here, right out in the sun. Every day we sit up and we ask them about it, because, I mean, this is close as you could get to tropical climate in America. And they won’t do anything with it.

AMY GOODMAN: Malik, do you know who this person is?

MALIK RAHIM: No. But regardless of who it is, I wouldn’t care if it’s Saddam Hussein or bin Laden, nobody deserve to be left here. And the kids pass by here, and they’re seeing it. I mean, the elderly, this is what’s frightening a lot of people into leaving. We don’t know if he’s a victim of vigilantes or what. But that’s all we know is that his body had been allowed to remain out here for over two weeks.

I remember watching that broadcast. Goodman asked those who passed by if they were going to pick up that body and give him the dignity he deserved. Amidst the chaos that was the Katrina aftermath, every law enforcement, city, and military person Goodman asked didn’t know what to do with this body, or who was responsible for the pick up.

She ultimately blamed the lack of common human decency on the military.

But in the end, not even Amy Goodman would offer that body the dignity he deserved. Amy Goodman left that body floating in the street as well.

Had SHE have picked that body up and brought it to the authorities, it surely would have made for good television and may have garnered her some humanitarian award down the road. But in the end, giving a Black person dignity was something she couldn’t find it within herself to do.

On a brief side note, many on Democracy Now! since the hurricane have repeated their assertion that the Bush Administration did virtually nothing to help get the people out of New Orleans before Katrina hit. Many of us have responded by reminding them that such an evacuation was the call of state and local officials.

According to the New York Times’ Tuesday, August 28th edition, “Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco was summoned to a courtroom on Tuesday to testify in a homicide case over Hurricane Katrina’s single biggest loss of life, and she refused to take blame for the deaths of 35 patients who drowned at a nursing home.”

“The largest target in that strategy was Ms. Blanco. Rock-bottom in public opinion polls partly because of her handling of the hurricane disaster effort, the governor, a Democrat, announced months ago that she would not seek re-election this year.

“You, Governor, never issued an order of mandatory evacuation,” a lawyer for the Manganos, John Reed, said.

“Suggesting, as she did all morning, that local officials were properly at the forefront, Ms. Blanco responded, “I did not issue that order, because all of the local governments were deeply engaged in getting people out and helping them to evacuate.”

“Did you have the authority to order a mandatory evacuation at 9 o’clock on Saturday?” some 30 hours before the storm hit, another lawyer, James Cobb, asked.

“It’s not exactly — the procedures that behave that way,” Ms. Blanco said. ‘‘The governor allows local officials to do that, because local citizens follow local officials.”

So, it wasn’t the Bush Administration’s responsibility to get the people of New Orleans to higher ground. It was Blanco’s and Mayor Ray Nagin’s job, and they both dropped the ball and blamed Bush. Something Democracy Now! has since failed to report.

Later, Goodman had on Nat LaCour, secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers….

AMY GOODMAN: How is it for you to be here in the Lower Ninth Ward?

NAT LaCOUR: It’s really depressing. Obviously, we are dissatisfied with the rate of progress in rebuilding the city. And, of course, the Lower Ninth Ward was the hardest hit.

AMY GOODMAN: Talk about the situation with the teachers. I don’t think most people in this country understand the hurricane that swept through the schools after the natural hurricane.

NAT LaCOUR: Well, that is correct. It’s not Katrina that did the damage. It’s many of the elected officials in this state and in this local community, that on the heels of the storm they terminated almost all of the school employees — and so, it wasn’t just teachers — teachers, paraprofessionals, cooks, bus drivers, principals. They fired 7,500 people. Now, the tragedy of —

AMY GOODMAN: They fired everyone?

NAT LaCOUR: Yes. The tragedy of that is that many of these individuals had been impacted by the storm, lost their property, only to discover that there were people who were conspiring to take their jobs. And when you took their job, you also took their insurance. Even for the people who were retired and was participating in the local healthcare plan, the premiums went up so much — they tripled — that many people had to drop their insurance, even if they were staying here. So you had a really bad situation, not well thought out, but people attempting to seize the opportunity to create charter schools and to take control of the school system.

Of course, we all know the success that is the public school system, especially in the Black community. Also, as a frequent consumer of Democracy Now!, it’s apparent that The Man has forced out these teachers in an attempt to screw young Black children out of the meaningful education they previously received.

This smacks of racism and Amy Goodman is on the case.

However, it would appear that many are not so enraged by this change. In a Tuesday, August 28th column in BlackAmericaWeb.com, there may be a problem with Mr. LaCour’s claim that “almost all” the teachers have been fired.

Reopened MLK Charter School a Guidepost for New Orleans’ Post-Katrina Education Model
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2007
By: Sherrel Wheeler Stewart and Michelle J. Nealy, BlackAmericaWeb.com

Standing firmly amid the Lower Ninth Ward’s abandoned lots, vacant homes and shuddered buildings, lies an oasis of hope for a community still largely in exile.

At the corner of Caffin and North Claiborne Streets, sits the newly renovated Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology, the first school in the Lower Ninth Ward to reopen.

According to recent reports, less than 60 percent of the Lower Ninth’s pre-Katrina population has returned to the neighborhood. However, 70 percent of King’s students and 90 percent of the staff have returned.

Two years after the Aug. 29, 2005 storm, the school is open once again, with a spruced-up name, brightly painted columns and shiny floors. King students, parents and teachers recently celebrated the school’s fresh, new facilities and brand new equipment, a stark contrast from the 10 feet of water that engulfed the school two years before.

I could be wrong, but “everyone” would include teachers.

Charter schools have a far better reputation of teaching children than do traditional public schools. IF kids learn and the word gets out, could this reduce any kind of leverage LaCour’s teachers union has in the future? Probably. How do you counter this? Go on a willing Amy Goodman program and imply racism.

That’s what Amy Goodman is good at.

Exploiting Black people for partisan, liberal advantage. Amy Goodman is an exception to the rulers. Some may believe she means well. I’m not one of them. Democracy Now! packages itself as a “news” program that exposes injustice where the corporate media will not. Democracy Now! exploits anyone, especially minorities, and those who live and breathe by each word that comes out of Goodman’s mouth are no better than her.

Instead of bringing on Black people (outside of tenured, liberal academics) who can share the recipe for success in America, Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! will annually exploit the death and misery that was the Katrina aftermath to use propaganda in an attempt to secure power for people who ultimately keep Blacks thinking they’re victims.

I’m not saying Goodman is a racist… okay, maybe I am. Elitist if nothing else. If a conservative were exploiting Black people in the same manner, what would Democracy Now! be calling that conservative…?

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Rush Quote Of The Day

May 25, 2005by Bob Parks

I just finished recording a radio spot on this topic and felt it needed further analysis.

During Tuesday’s edition of Democracy Now!, it again reemphasized the fact that there are some on the left who genuinely want the United States to lose the war against the insurgents (terrorists) in Iraq.

Hostess Amy Goodman interviewed Aaron Glantz, reporter for ultra-leftist Pacifica Radio who wrote the new book, “How America Lost Iraq,” LA Times reporter James Rainey, and Sidney Schanberg of The Village Voice.

Rainey was complaining that despite the recent bloody battles like the ones in Fallujah, American news publications weren’t showing enough pictures of our dead soldiers. Just so they can’t take the cowardly way out and say I was taking them out of context, this is a direct quote from the Democracy Now! Transcript….

“Well, what we did is we started in September of last year and went through the end of February of this year. We wanted a manageable period, because that’s a lot of newspapers to look at. We also wanted to take in some of the major fighting, which was the assault on Fallujah last November, and then the run-up to the election, which I think everybody remembers was pretty bloody. So, we looked at the six newspapers and we looked at Time and Newsweek, and what we found is what you already stated, essentially, that the readers of those publications didn’t see any U.S. dead. They saw very few pictures of U.S. wounded. There was one of the eight publications we looked at, The Seattle Times did run a picture of a U.S. serviceman who was killed. He was covered with a blanket. It was after the mess hall bombing last December near Mosul. So that was — those were our findings in terms of U.S. casualties. Very few pictures.”

Schanberg was complaining about “Pentagon babysitters” who escorted reporters to the stories and called that “censorship.”

“Well, I think I can tell you that American reporters have always been careful not to show, certainly not to show the face, identifiable face of a fallen soldier who is dead, and still do that. And that’s — I think that’s a useful guide, a taste guide in terms of whether you are going to over-shock people or not. But we always showed pictures of fallen soldiers in Vietnam, and we, as Jim Rainey points out, we see almost none of them in the Iraq war. This censorship has been going on for a long time. I mean, if we go back to the Gulf War, you remember, reporters had to be taken by babysitters, Pentagon babysitters, to stories, and the soldiers that they met on these stories had been pre-interviewed by the same babysitters, so that no truth might slip out during the interviews with the journalist. So — and we acceded, the major news organizations acceded to those ground rules.”

He later quoted photographer David Leeson, who he worked with in Vietnam:

“Well, he said — David is very impassioned, and he is a terrific journalist and person. He said — he — the way he felt when he was working in Iraq was that “if I am hurting inside, then I want you,” that means the reader, the viewer, the audience, “I want you to hurt inside. And if I am brought to tears, I want you to be brought to tears, too.” That’s exactly how one feels. I mean, that’s how I felt. You feel a bit like you are throwing a tantrum, like you are saying, “Pay attention! Pay attention! People are dying here!”

Goodman asked Rainey to share with us conversations with those who made the decisions not to run the photos, and he said he would… and did not. Instead, he accused the US government is stopping photographers from taking those pictures. No proof was offered. Rainey also complained about “considerable pressure” from the military and the families of the soldiers and marines to not have these photos in the papers.

“Yeah. First of all, I’d like to say, though, one of the major reasons that we’re not seeing these pictures of the American dead is the photographers just aren’t getting them. And some of that has to do with the actions of the government. A lot of it has to do with straight logistics. We’re talking about a huge country. We’re talking at any one time as few as three embedded journalists, and then others who, as Sidney said, are free to roam the country, there aren’t many of them right now who want to do that, because this is probably the most dangerous conflict that any of these folks have ever covered. That’s what they told me. So, many of the decisions aren’t even made back here in the United States. There’s no decision to be made, in essence, because the picture is never taken. The humvee gets blown up by a roadside. You know, there are six or seven G.I.s or marines killed, and they’re shipped off to hospitals very quickly. The photographers often don’t get there until it’s all over.”

What really animated me was a taped piece by Aaron Glantz in Fallujah where he quoted the “head of an unnamed, anonymous medical team…”

“A team of local volunteers in surgical masks lift the rotting corpse of a middle aged woman from a shallow grave in the front yard of a single family home. The owner of the house explains the woman has been lying dead in his front yard for three weeks. He says an American warplane bombed her car as she fled the city with her husband, who is buried in the garden of the house next door. The destroyed remains of the car still smolder a few meters away from his front door. “We couldn’t give her a proper burial,” he says, “because every time we would go outside, American snipers would shoot at us. They even shot at us when we retrieved her carcass from the car after the Americans bombed it.”

The head of the medical team asks to speak anonymously, because his clinic’s ambulance was shot by U.S. Marine snipers twice during the siege. One of the clinic’s volunteers was killed. “The Americans are dogs. They try to kill anybody who works humanitarian aid. They attack humanitarian aid worker, doctor or ambulance to kill them.”

In the meantime, the aid worker says many corpses continue to rot under buildings, which collapse on top of them, amid a hail of American firepower. The volunteers place the woman onto a gurney and take her away in a small pickup truck. In a half an hour, she is buried in the municipal football stadium, alongside 600 others killed in the last month by the U.S. military.”

So we all know the agenda here, so let’s be consistent. We’re also not seeing the pictures of the new schools being built by our servicepeople and American civilians, some of whom risk capture and beheading by the insurgents. We’re not seeing the pictures of the sewage treatment plants and irrigation systems being restored using American taxpayer money. We’re not seeing pictures of the hospitals being rebuilt. In fact, if there are setbacks in the reconstruction of the Iraqi infrastructure, it’s being done by the insurgents we are sending American kids to defeat.

These liberals never saw a cause worth fighting for, and the United Nations they love so much has never solved a conflict by days of talking. When Bill Clinton initiated conflicts without the UN’s blessing in Bosnia, Iraq, and Mogadishu, and the Sudan, there were no calls to see pictures of war dead caused by a fellow liberal.

I can appreciate their hatred of war, but instead of consistently portraying the United States’ liberation of Iraq as an “invasion”, lamenting our disrespect of the Geneva Convention by not condemning the release of pictures of Saddam in his Fruit of the Looms, calling for the humane treatment of prisoners that would torture an Amy Goodman, James Rainey, and Aaron Glantz, because they spoke out against their government, I’d like to offer a possible reason we’re not seeing that many photos of the new schools our troops are building in Iraq: maybe it’s because our soldiers are busy trying to stay alive instead of dropping everything to provide cover for narcissistic activist so-called “journalists” who’ll use those pics to bash them with later.

Maybe Democracy Now! and it’s minions should remember what side they’re on as the photos they call for may make the enemy feel emboldened to fight on and kill more Iraqi civilians and our soldiers. Also remember, it wouldn’t take much, like a photo, to make some in the Arab world lose their minds, take to the streets, and want to kill more civilians to get to us.

As shocking as this may sound to you at Democracy Now!, this war is not about you. You want to stop the war? Maybe Amy Goodman should go to Iraqi insurgents, tell them whose side she’s on and demand they stop fighting, that is if they’ll pick up her expenses (“Donate funds, equipment, or frequent flier miles to Democracy Now!”).

On second thought, that would take guts….

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Black & Right » Mass RINO: Radio spot text


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June 10, 2005by Bob Parks

Was flipping through the channels last weekend and guess who I saw on C-SPAN? It was Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, schmoozing and pressing the flesh at a New Hampshire Republican Women’s event.

This partially bugs me and partially, I could care less.

It bugs me because last year I met and worked with many good Republican candidates who were left swinging in the wind by the Mass GOP. Our state party, at least this is how it looked, took donations meant to help candidates, and funneled most of that money to our good governor for his future presidential dream. It looked that way as insignificant money trickled down to candidates only after it was already too late. Donor lists were seemingly withheld, thus making fundraising even that more difficult for everyone except Romney.

It takes a lot to be a candidate for office, if you think about it. You stick your neck out for public scrutiny; your ideas, your actions, are all exposed. I know several candidates who ended up spending their own personal money since our state party was apparently directed to hoard resources for ol’ Mitt.

Our good governor couldn’t take the time to get out and campaign for state Republicans except the handful or less that he thought had a chance of winning. Convoluted thinking since if he’d taken the time to campaign for them, it might have increased their chances.

FYI: Massachusetts Republicans are currently in the super-minority. It would be an understatement to say our state party is ineffective, so why would anyone in their right mind give them money or time?

My request to anyone who wishes to donate to the Massachusetts Republican Party would be to instead donate directly to the candidate of your choice. That way, the person running in your area will receive the needed support, instead of paying for Romney’s plane tickets and lodging while he gallivants around the country in his lofty quest to be the next leader of the free world.

Why I could care less about his run for president is because he doesn’t have a shot in hell at winning. If you watched his C-SPAN performance, he came off as phony. His fake smile, his laugh, and his speaking French to one woman there with all the gay mannerisms will really go over big in the Heartland. I and several other Republicans will enjoy watching him and his presidential ambition crash and burn.

I think all of us can remember at one point being stabbed in the back by politicians we voted for, and Mitt Romney has been no different. I don’t trust phonies like Romney. Never did, never will. No matter whose side they’re on.

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Black & Right » 2007 » July

7/26/07
Opening Monologue

Ladies and gentlemen, lots going on today, but I have to lead off with this. It is the most unbelievable story about Michael Vick and how Atlanta is roiled over what has happened. The story is by Jack Wilkinson, and it says here, special to SI.com. Jack Wilkinson is a guest columnist for SI.com. He lives in Atlanta. His latest book is “Game of My Life — Atlanta Braves.” And of course it says here it’s in major bookstores now. May I read you some select excerpts from this Sports Illustrated story about Michael Vick and the indictment, the dog fighting and so forth? Quote, “‘I tell you, this is a big scar for the city,’ said Bill McCloskey, manager emeritus at Manuel’s Tavern, the venerable intown bar where politicians, journalists, cops, actors, sports authorities and neighborhood nabobs are either scratching or shaking their heads over the federal indictment of Vick. ‘This,’ McCloskey said, ‘is bigger than Ray Lewis.'” Bigger than Ray Lewis?

May we get serious here for just a second? Whatever Vick’s accused of doing — and, remember, these are just accusations so far. We’ve been here with the Duke lacrosse kids — this amazes me — and I have warned people, all of these indictments, these charges that come down from prosecutors, I have told you, we are inclined as human beings to believe what law enforcement says. They never lie. The Drive-By Media, “Sources close to the investigation say,” blah, blah — and we’ve seen in the Duke lacrosse case and a couple of other high profile examples in the last year or so that some of these charges never pan out. The Duke case ought to have everybody say, wait a second, just wait a second here.

But in Atlanta, this is bigger than Ray Lewis. Now, Ray Lewis had a double murder charge hanging over him after a bar fight or something that happened during the Super Bowl week in Atlanta back in the nineties, and he was on trial for it and he ended up turning state’s evidence against people. He was eventually acquitted or pled out of it, I’m not sure which, but a guy died, a human being died in the Ray Lewis incident, and Ray Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens, Art Modell, the owner, immediately went into action, I love Ray Lewis, Ray Lewis a great guy. Shannon Sharpe was a teammate, tight end, Ray Lewis a great guy, this is all bogus, blah, blah. Everybody surrounded the wagons around Ray Lewis, and he played. He played in that season following all of this. I think his trial was in the spring. He ended up playing.

Vick has been told to stay away from training camp, stay away from everybody, the Falcons were thinking about suspending him for four days, may be cutting him. Nike is going to hold off on the latest Vick sneaker. But to say that this is bigger than Ray Lewis, where a guy died — two people might have been stabbed in that incident. These were dogs in Vick’s case. Here’s another one. Brian Maloof, the proprietor at Manuel’s Tavern, “This is embarrassing to the city. It sure lets us know about Vick’s character. The wrestler? (Chris Benoit) That’s nothing.” That’s in print and it’s in Sports Illustrated. He killed his son; he killed his wife; then he hung himself. He said, “It sure lets us know about Vick’s character. The wrestler, that’s nothing. Don’t get me wrong; that’s not really nothing. There was obviously some mental illness there — the depression — that that man had to suffer from to take your own life, and your wife’s and child’s lives. Even with steroids. But this is almost like some sick Roman bloodsport. It’s just horrible.”

Hunter Maloof, he’s 12 years old, and he’s the son of Brian Maloof. “It’s enough to make Hunter Maloof change his wardrobe, too. ‘I kinda felt like throwing it away when I heard the news,’ said Hunter, 12, Maloof’s son and a rabid Vick fan who’d proudly worn a Falcons jersey bearing Vick’s name and No. 7. No more. ‘There was a picture of that cute little dog on the news, and they killed it ’cause it wouldn’t fight? That’s just evil. I like dogs.'” So you have two instances here, the Ray Lewis situation where a murder took place, and I don’t think we know who actually committed the murder in that situation, but Lewis was in the bar when it happened. It was very controversial, but a human being died. The Chris Benoit situation where three people died, one of the three killed the other two. The story in Sports Illustrated says, “Well, the Vick thing is far worse. It’s just far worse.” Now, can you come up, ladies and gentlemen, in your own minds with a reason why people are thinking this way? After all of these abortions in this country for all of these years since 1973, this Sports Illustrated story — and I think they probably think they’re breaking new ground — this is a testament. This is a illustration to the devaluation of human life that has occurred throughout our culture.

Now, I understand how people are upset with Vick if all this stuff is true. It was cruel to kill these dogs and hang them and electrocute them and this sort of thing. See, animals differ from human beings in the human psyche in that animals represent the essence of innocence, except pit bulls. One of the things that people are leaving out of this is a pit bull is not the essence of innocence. A pit bull is as much a predator as any dog you’re going to have could be. I’m not saying they need to be eliminated or killed, don’t misunderstand. I’m just saying we all have a tendency, we see a picture of animal and go, ooh, essence of innocence, like a baby. We feed pets. They can’t take care of themselves after we’ve domesticated them. They love us, give us unconditional love, how could you treat the essence of innocence that way? All fine and dandy, I understand that psychologically.

But to have a major sports — what have I told you about these sports media? They’re as every bit as liberal as the news Drive-Bys are. To have a story here where Atlanta citizens are quoted as saying the Vick thing is far worse than the Ray Lewis thing, the wrestler thing, “Why, don’t get me wrong, it’s not really nothing, but I mean there was mental depression going on and so forth and so on.” The whole story, and we will link to it at RushLimbaugh.com, is just over the top. Atlanta reeling, Vick’s alleged crimes are worse than Ray Lewis and Chris Benoit. Just shows you how human life has been so devalued in our culture.

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July 02, 2007by Bob Parks

This is the one that should be followed up on….

“The president said he would hold accountable anyone involved in the Valerie Plame leak case. By his action today, the president shows his word is not to be believed.”
– House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

If there are hearings on this, bet’cha the two people Democrats won’t allow to testify will be Joe Wilson and Richard Armitage. I wonder why…?

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June 20, 2005by Bob Parks

Purely a rhetorical question….

A lot of people are making much of Illinois Senator Dick Durbin’s comparison of our treatment of Iraqi insurgents at Gitmo with the treatment of prisoners and civilians under the “care” of the Nazis and Soviets. Some Democrats want to shut down the detention camp altogether.

One question: when we capture a terrorist, where should we question and hold them? Maybe a battered woman’s center from the way liberals act like we should pity them. I wonder if Senator Joe Biden, taking a page out of the liberal handbook, would be willing to sit down in a cell with a few terrorists, shoot the shit, and find out why they hate us? Next time he goes to Iraq on a photo-op, I wonder if he’d have the guts to go off on his own and hang out with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s pals since we are the bad guys, and the insurgents are the ones that deserve his concern and protection from us.

Around a year ago, I wrote a column where I argued what some of our anti-war activists and the Iraqi insurgents and terrorists had in common. With all that’s been reported recently about prisoner abuse and the American people’s “lack” stomach for this war, I’d like to amend the points made previously.

Now while no one wants to see prisoners abused, let’s try and put this in perspective, shall we?

We give the detainees three meals a day said to conform to that required by their religious beliefs, as well as medical care that probably far surpasses that which they receive on their side of the line. I’d be willing to bet those insurgents are less apt to provide hamburgers and hot dogs to those they’ll later put under the knife and behead in their own twisted version of reality television.

American policy unofficially grants prisoners their good book. Again, any liberal anti-war types believe Bibles would be passed out to American soldiers or civilians should they be in the custody of the terrorists? I’ve read stories of Bible desecration by Palestinian terrorists. Where is “Democracy Now!” and the ACLU?

I’ve always contended liberals like Bill Clinton, who once wrote that he “loathed” the military, really could care less about our young people in harm’s way while they wear the uniform. The statements they continually make about supporting the troops while opposing the war makes as much sense as their macabre joy in posting the number of war soldiers and civilians on billboards. Recently their collective voices are demanding to show as many pictures of war dead as often as possible.

Remember this the next time you see a rainbow with the word “peace” on it.

Liberals also love to make heroes of deserters who flee to Canada. This is also equally as insulting to the men and women who are risking their lives to free a people, when we hear the whining of selfish cowards who complain they only joined the military to get money for college; not go to war. In the future, I would hope it’s understood that the words “Army”, “Air Force”, “Navy” and “Marines” means your job is to defend our country and our allies. Signing a contract means you may later have to go somewhere and kill people who’ll want to kill you first. If you only joined the military so you could get something out of it, then take your ass to Canada if they’ll have you.

I’ll take it upon myself to say we don’t want you.

And with all due respect to those who’ve lost a child in this war, I can’t say I could ever come close to knowing what they’re going through. But I respectfully request that some keep their faces off the television.

To use the death of your brave child to bash the president in time of war is an insult to your kids who went there because they felt it was their calling. They wanted to be part of something greater than themselves and were willing to give up their careers, and even their lives. The Pat Tillmans of the world and the hundreds in our armed forces who’ve died to free people they don’t even know show nobility far greater than any parent who opportunistically blames George W. Bush for the death of their child.

I won’t waste our time rehashing for those who still insist the United States was rushed into war because of weapons of mass destruction that didn’t exist in the first place. I’ve previously cited quotes from several Democrat policymakers who said years before we entered Iraq that they knew Saddam was a threat. They claimed they knew he had those weapons, would use them on our neighbors, and us and we would eventually have to take him out.

Despite the failed stalling tactics by liberals and their friends in the United Nations, our young men and women did through deeds what liberals only talk about. And now they have the nerve to criticize those there on the ground who show more balls than Senators Biden, Durbin, Ted Kennedy, and Robert Byrd will ever have.

I, like many other reasonable people, would love to see all our troops come home later today. Unfortunately, the terrorists cannot be allowed to have say in the timetable. When some American liberals publicly use isolated incidents to alter our military policy, they usually end up seeing things with the same eyes as the enemy.

If you liberals out there are all insulted, too bad.

Take an honest (if possible) look at your own words and deeds and tell us all why we should accept your positions as presented? That is, if you don’t think you’d be betraying the other side while doing so….

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June 30, 2005by Bob Parks

Not sure if it’s genuine burnout or that I’m just growing increasingly tired of having to engage in endless repetition, having to come up with new arguments against the same old liberal recitations. It’s getting so old; I find it hard to get motivated to write, despite this column being event-driven.

Hard to get motivated… that is until something provocative sets you off and the words just seem to flow.

President Bush gave his address to the nation, enumerating for those who would listen, his reasons for seeing the war in Iraq to a victorious, thus democratic, conclusion. Liberals would have none of it, citing (or reciting) their talking points on this being an illegal war, his secret plan for invasion long before 9/11, our now being stuck in an Iraqi quagmire, as our young men and women are dying by the numbers.

There are many that have countered their illogic with logic and, as well as historical perspective, eloquence. What set me off was an interview I saw during the Wednesday, June 29 episodic of “Democracy Now!” Now don’t ask me why I’m watching DN, like I enjoy it or something. I work at a station that airs it; I sometimes have no choice.

To set this up, DN hostess Amy Goodman was interviewing Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed last April in Iraq. Now I know I pissed off that writer at Salon when I criticized the 9/11 widows and their apparent opportunism. So, here we go….

AMY GOODMANYour response to President Bush addressing U.S. service men and women and what his message was.

CINDY SHEEHAN

Well, first of all, I think the best way to honor my son’s death would be to bring the troops home, and that’s what we in Gold Star Families want our children to be remembered for: peace and not war and hatred. For him to use my son’s blood to continue the killing, to me, is despicable. I don’t want one more drop of blood spilled in my son’s name or in my name. We never should have been there in the first place. It was a mistake. It was a mistake when we invaded. It’s a mistake now, and I want my son’s sacrifice and the sacrifices of the other brave Americans to stand for peace and to bring peace to the world and not to spread more hate. You know, he said that my son died to spread freedom and democracy in that region. We’re spreading imperialism and death and destruction everywhere we go. And, no, not one more drop of blood in my son’s name or the names of any other of our brave young people who have made the ultimate sacrifice for basically nothing.”

Where does one begin without sounding like the proverbial broken record? And as I comment on hers, check out the number of times she refers to herself. It’s all about Cindy and what Cindy wants and what Cindy thinks….

How does one properly dissect illogic? Mrs. Sheehan says Gold Star Families want their children to be remembered for peace and not war and hatred. Unfortunately, peace is not what the MILITARY is in existence for. Peace is most usually only achieved by war or threat thereof.

Now while I don’t know Mrs. Sheehan personally, I’m sure she must have a television set. Unless she’s not paying attention, she’s surely got to realize that terrorist insurgents are the ones doing the most killing today. After we successfully freed the Iraqi people from the tyranny that was Saddam Hussein, we could have left in six months. However, there is this problem with very bad people, coming into Iraq to kill American soldiers, and scare Iraqis into rejecting their new found freedom in favor of primitive and barbaric Islamic law.

I would willing to bet that the terrorists setting off street-side car bombs in Baghdad would thank her for not wanting one more drop of their blood to be spilled in his (or any other soldier’s) name. And it’s people like her who diminish the sacrifices of our young people when she declares their “ultimate sacrifice” one “for basically nothing.”

“Our family was against it from the beginning. Casey was against it, but he felt it was his duty to go because he was in the Army. And he felt that he had to go to protect his buddies, to be there for his buddies, to be support, and they are brainwashed into thinking that even if they don’t agree with the mission, they’re brainwashed into just blindly following it. I begged Casey not to go. I told him I would take him to Canada. I told him I would run over him with a car, anything to get him not to go to that immoral war. And he said, “Mom, I wish I didn’t have to, but I have to go.”

I’m truly sorry her son died, but what a wimp this woman is.

Her son, at least I’ll assume, was intelligent enough to know what could happen should he join the Army, yet he did. There is no draft, and Casey seems to have had the steel balls in her family. She actually comes on worldwide television (only because of satellite and web streaming) and says she begged him, told him she’d aid him in desertion (after all, the government wouldn’t be after her), and would run him over with her car because of “that immoral war” (liberal talking points).

Just to add insult to injury, she quotes him and impugns his bravery. I will risk putting my foot in mouth by saying that probably no servicemember (except the criminally insane) wants to go to war. Before you sign on the line, the possibility of personally becoming involved in a war becomes reality. There was time to change his mind and Casey opted not to do so. It had nothing to do with brainwashing when you have the ultimate choice to walk away.

I can’t believe she actually offered to run over her son with her car….

“We were told that he was going to rescue a group of soldiers that had been ambushed on April 4th in Sadr City, Baghdad. It was when L. Paul Bremer inflamed the Shiite militia into rebellion, first in Fallujah, then it spread to Sadr City, which is a Shiite slum in Baghdad. And so we were told he volunteered to go rescue a group of soldiers that had been ambushed, and on the way there, his convoy was ambushed, and seven soldiers were killed in that ambush.”

Based on that wisdom, I guess Bremer should have told the insurgency that removing Saddam was a mistake due to faulty intelligence, and a personal George W. Bush family vendetta. Bremer should have told the terrorists that we were going to haul ass and get out of there as soon as possible because they were going to bog us down into a futile quagmire. Lastly, Bremer should have apologized to the Iraqi people for ousting Saddam, our creating a climate for free elections, and giving them the promise of self-determination.

But according to the thinking of Mrs. Sheehan, it was Bremer who turned the “Iraqi Freedom Fighters” (as liberals love to call them) into the irrational, rabid pests they’ve evolved into because of us evil Neocons. Okay, she hasn’t used that word… yet.

“Well, like I said, we didn’t agree with the war, we didn’t agree with the invasion of Iraq. It looked like we were rushing into something that was unnecessary. You know, it was not necessary to protect America. And I could see that the sanctions were working. We had years of devastating sanctions against Iraq. The U.N. weapon inspectors were saying there were no weapons of mass destruction. So I believed all along that this invasion was unnecessary and that there was some other agenda behind it besides keeping America safe.

“And when the Downing Street memos came out, and I read them, I just thought, “Well, this confirms my suspicion that this invasion was premeditated and prefabricated for a different agenda.” And it looks like my son’s murder and the murder of almost 1,800 other Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis whose only crime is that they were born in Iraq at the wrong time, are dead — are dead for the agenda of the neo-con war machine.”

I wish some of the hundreds of women who were slowly tortured and killed in some of Saddam’s rape rooms at one time could have expressed to Mrs. Sheehan a sense of urgency to have Hussein’s regime expelled. I wish some of those trapped on the uppermost levels of the World Trade towers, knowing the fire was coming up and there was no way down, could tell Mrs. Sheehan that they thought it important to protect America.

She said, “And I could see the sanctions were working.” Who told her that…? Saddam?

The sanctions weren’t working, Mrs. Sheehan. Some of the very Democracy Now! liberals you hang out with argue that point ad nauseum, that is, when convenient. They weren’t working because Mr. Hussein, who never saw a building with his face on it he didn’t like, didn’t give a rat’s ass about his people. Whatever food aid came in was confiscated and either given to his trusted, or probably sold, but we all know his people were the ones who were starving. To say the sanctions were working makes Mrs. Sheehan either a liberal parrot or a naïve idiot.

You pick.

“I really think that somebody in our government needs to be held accountable, and just because George Bush gets up and tells us that things are getting better, they’re not getting better, and he needs to present some kind of facts to back up his position, and he needs to answer the Congressmen. I think it’s 128 Congress people have signed John Conyers’s letter asking for explanation into this Downing Street memo, and it needs to be investigated. Congress needs to do it’s Constitutional duty for once and investigate the memo because we families that have paid the ultimate price, who will be grieving and mourning and in pain for the rest of our lives, we deserve to know the truth.”

Again I ask, where is SHE getting her intelligence briefings? Amy Goodman? How does she know things aren’t getting better and what is her frame of reference?

It’s obvious Sheehan is part of the “Impeach Bush” crowd; just doesn’t have the guts to say it out loud yet. I once jokingly wrote that President Bush would be impeached. If they do so, imagine the message that will send around the radical Islamic world. Oppress your own people, use chemical weapons on your neighbors and your own, and if an American president (not a Democrat) even hints about freeing them, our left will teach him a lesson.

And with all due respect (and that’s not much) to Mrs. Sheehan, it doesn’t seem like she’s doing all that much grieving. It seems to be another opportunity to be in the liberal spotlight, go on Larry King, and do what she feels is her duty… telling us all how she wanted to run her son over in her car just to fulfill her ideological mission.

Although implied, President Bush didn’t murder her son. Her hatred of the president (and conservatism in general) is what diminishes his sacrifice. Instead of honoring him and his desire to be with his fellow soldiers in harm’s way, what probably pisses her off most is that he chose the possibility of death with his bunkmates and sense of duty over running away with her.

Done.

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May 30, 2005by Bob Parks

There are some professions that are quite noble. There are some professions that I would have to ask, “why would you want to do that?”

My father was a teacher and could deal with kids. He was blessed at teaching during a time when parents and kids, for the most part, respected teachers. That’s not to say they don’t respect them now; parents are just too quick to side with their own little darlings even when they know they’re probably guilty of the infraction du jour. What makes things worse is that when their kids do act up, instead of taking them by the ear on the way to a well-deserved butt whuppin’, some parents will blindly defend them.

Kids are thereby empowered when they witness their sucker parents sticking up for them. Columbine notwithstanding, kids are getting worse.

The first of our recent examples is one you may have seen on your television news broadcasts. Pardon my mistrust of the liberal kid-lovin’ media, but the school bus driver who went off looks as if he’s bullying poor defenseless kids. However, like the Rodney King tape, what was left off the video package tells the rest of the story…

“AP — May 23, 2005, PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — The mother of two boys whose fight with a substitute school bus driver was captured on videotape has questioned why the boys are charged with a felony while the driver faces a less serious charge. Sherri Shaw said Monday that she’s not satisfied with the punishment facing driver Albert Taylor. He has been charged with misdemeanor battery and could spend a year in jail if convicted.”

Now if all she saw was the ten-second clip, one might agree with her query. However, I’d be willing to bet she’s had many opportunities to view the whole tape, thus rendering that query into the category of a blatant, fraudulent denial. And should her little darlings get off with a slap on the wrist, they’ll know they can be unruly whenever they want and their chump of a parent will blindly defend them.

“According to Charlotte County sheriff’s reports, the fight happened Tuesday when Taylor tried to put a seat belt on Hendershot, who refused to wear it.”

Maybe it was a different time, but if an adult told me to do something when I was a kid, I might blow him off behind his back, but I would never verbally refuse him to his face.

“He then told Hendershot to sit up front, but the boy refused. When Taylor walked to the back of the bus, Dickinson got in his way and cursed at him.”

That’s not surprising, as we’ve heard of kids who’ll get in your face on the street. Today’s kids will not only curse at you, physically threaten you, but their boneheaded parents will still defend them. No wonder these incidents are reaching pandemic levels, and I haven’t even begun to talk about gangs….

“Taylor then slapped Dickinson and grabbed his throat, the video shows. Dickinson is seen pushing and punching the 66-year-old bus driver.”

Sorry, but if I refused, cursed, and appeared to physically threaten an adult, I’d be luck if my throat is all that man would grab. After hearing of the incident, my dad would have grabbed me by the throat as well and whupped my butt in front of Mr. Taylor.

Then again, I would never have brought it to that point.

“The boys’ father, David Shaw, said the older teen felt he was protecting his younger brother. The father acknowledged that the boys could have been calmer, but said the punishment doesn’t fit the crime.”

How else does one punish battery, misdemeanor or otherwise? A time out? A trip to the boy’s “quiet place”…?

And we have this gem from Massachusetts…

“May 26, 2005 – Boston Globe — Three male teenagers at a Methuen school have been charged with indecently assaulting a 14-year-old female classmate aboard a public school bus Monday afternoon, police said.”

Pardon me but how does one “decently” assault? Grope as long as the hands were on the outside of her clothing? The choice of words used by journalists continues to astonish me.

Sorry about the distraction….

“The male students — ages 13, 14, and 15 — allegedly groped the girl on the bus ride home after school, and the girl’s parents reported the episode after she arrived home about 3 p.m., said Methuen Police Lieutenant Michael J. Wnek. The girl suffered no serious physical injuries, he said.”

It amazes me what these kids think they can get away with in a public place. No sense of shame, or heaven forbid, placing themselves in the unfortunate position of that girl. No, as usual it’s all about them and I shudder to think what those boys might have done to her if they weren’t on an occupied school bus.

“All three suspects were questioned and charged with indecent assault and battery on a person 14 years or older, a sex crime in Massachusetts. If found guilty, the accused teenagers could face up to five years in prison and would have to register as sex offenders, police said.”

Now this story is fairly recent and the parents will have a lot of time to tell us, via family spokespersons and neighbors next door, how wonderful these kids are and try to convince us that this was an isolated incident. These “children” no doubt are waiting for their parents to ask public questions like “How do you know it was my kids? Did YOU see them do this? Who are YOU to judge them?”

If we let these punks off with a slap on the wrist, what do we say to the parents of the next girl? Will it be groping next time or rape and murder?

And if those kids on the bus got so bad, would you just tell them to get the hell off…?

“May 14, 2004 – Washington Post — About three dozen elementary students were kicked off a Prince George’s County school bus and left at a street corner short of their destination Thursday by a driver who was apparently fed up with an on-board disturbance, a schools spokesman said yesterday.”

“Fed up” with arguing kids. Now if this was the first day of school, I might understand the charge of overreacting, but it’s May! This could have been going on for not only the last eight months, but for years. I personally couldn’t be paid enough to drive little darlings who morph into demons once they step onto the school bus.

I would rather starve….

“John White said the bus was carrying 48 students from Melwood Elementary — an Upper Marlboro school for kindergartners through sixth-graders — after it let out at 1:55 p.m. The driver, he said, was a substitute on the route but a regular bus operator for the school system.

“The driver dropped off 11 students at their usual destinations at the first two stops, in a route heading northeast from the school along Woodyard Road. Then, for reasons still unclear, the driver took umbrage at a disturbance on the bus and ordered the remaining riders to get out at Brooklee and Cheryl Drives in a residential neighborhood three miles from the school.”

“Reasons still unclear”…? Oh, I guess we should all want to be in a confined, moving space with someone else’s riotous kids. Sorry. I have no sympathy. I can imagine a bus with 37 screaming tykes. I’d tell them to get the hell off, too.

“Unfortunately,” White said, “they were stranded there.”

He should have dropped them off in the hood. You know, give those crusty-nosed little punks something real to be scared about.

“The children were eventually picked up by parents and another school bus that was dispatched in response to the incident. It was unclear how long the students had to wait, but White said the second bus was sent rapidly from a nearby lot. The children were still in tears, Chanda Adkisson, the mother of two boys who were on the bus said, when she arrived at the day-care center where they were waiting.”

The kids were crying…? Good. Maybe they’ll think twice before acting the fool on the school bus again not knowing if the next driver might drop them off in the middle of the dump.

“Suella Woodard, a special education teacher at Melwood, said she had some sympathy for the driver because it is difficult to be a substitute — teacher or driver — in the face of unruly students. But, she said, ‘That wasn’t the way to handle that. You can’t just leave them stranded. You can’t do that,’ she said.”

Yes you can….

“Parents are at work, and they are expecting their children to be left at the stop where they are supposed to be.”

Mr. White and Ms. Woodard, the driver proved that you COULD strand them. Nobody is paid enough to have to deal with a busload of demented kids. Although I don’t endorse the practice for obvious reasons, I can understand his reaching a breaking point. He could have easily lost it and driven into a tree at 87 mph.

So if the parents are truly concerned about this kind of thing happening again, they should take the time to make sure their kids are quiet and respectful while being transported to and from school.

How much is that to ask…?

Bonus Coverage

How many times have we seen clowns like Salon’s Neal Gabler on “Fox News Watch” lose his mind when anyone mentions the notion of liberal bias anywhere? Of course, to people like Neal, it’s assumed that “normal” people share the same beliefs he does.

Many students have emailed me about, and I’ve publicly responded to, the subject of liberal indoctrination in academia. I personally have no problem with kids being introduced to a healthy dose of liberal curricula, as long as it’s balanced with an equal dosage of conservative opinion. That, after all, is what education is supposed to be about, right? Tossing ideas out there and having the students use their brains and come to some logical conclusions, right?

So if all is presented in a fair manner, how could this have happened…?

“AP — May 26, 2005 — Most Mesa Ridge High School students got yearbooks with a black mark under one student’s picture, covering up a phrase that has caught the Secret Service’s interest. After about 100 yearbooks were distributed earlier this month, somebody complained about the caption, which reads ‘Most likely to assassinate President Bush.'”

Now, to be fair, such an idea of tolerance could have come from that student’s parents and not just a teacher. We all can remember the many times conservatives have been lectured by the left on being “tolerant” and “inclusive.” They continually deride us, and call us “narrow minded.” Yet they’re usually the ones who continue to fantasize about our impending deaths, whether they be slow and painful, or quick and messy.

And it doesn’t matter who they are; whether they are the average college protester or an NPR reporterette; I can only imagine the screech if a conservative publicly called for the death of a liberal president.

Oh, and those same liberals should be reminded on the hour of Nina Totenberg’s quote when they bitch about conservative interference with public television.

“’They kind of ruined our yearbook,’ said Christina Tredway, who just graduated from the school.”

Poor little Christina, I’m sure, was introduced to the Secret Service’s way of dealing with the prank, and the ruination of a school yearbook was probably the last of their worries.

Despite the fact that a school official assured the public future editions of the yearbook “will be triple-checked before printing”, it’s much too late to do reality checks on intolerant liberal teachers and parents who would think killing President Bush is a joke worth telling in front of a kid.

Imagine how many kids there are out there who weren’t stupid enough to put their thoughts in print….

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Not sure if it’s genuine burnout or that I’m just growing increasingly tired of having to engage in endless repetition, having to come up with new arguments against the same old liberal recitations. It’s getting so old; I find it hard to get motivated to write, despite this column being event-driven.

Hard to get motivated… that is until something provocative sets you off and the words just seem to flow.

President Bush gave his address to the nation, enumerating for those who would listen, his reasons for seeing the war in Iraq to a victorious, thus democratic, conclusion. Liberals would have none of it, citing (or reciting) their talking points on this being an illegal war, his secret plan for invasion long before 9/11, our now being stuck in an Iraqi quagmire, as our young men and women are dying by the numbers.

There are many that have countered their illogic with logic and, as well as historical perspective, eloquence. What set me off was an interview I saw during the Wednesday, June 29 episodic of “Democracy Now!” Now don’t ask me why I’m watching DN, like I enjoy it or something. I work at a station that airs it; I sometimes have no choice.

To set this up, DN hostess Amy Goodman was interviewing Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed last April in Iraq. Now I know I pissed off that writer at Salon when I criticized the 9/11 widows and their apparent opportunism. So, here we go….

AMY GOODMANYour response to President Bush addressing U.S. service men and women and what his message was.

CINDY SHEEHAN

Well, first of all, I think the best way to honor my son’s death would be to bring the troops home, and that’s what we in Gold Star Families want our children to be remembered for: peace and not war and hatred. For him to use my son’s blood to continue the killing, to me, is despicable. I don’t want one more drop of blood spilled in my son’s name or in my name. We never should have been there in the first place. It was a mistake. It was a mistake when we invaded. It’s a mistake now, and I want my son’s sacrifice and the sacrifices of the other brave Americans to stand for peace and to bring peace to the world and not to spread more hate. You know, he said that my son died to spread freedom and democracy in that region. We’re spreading imperialism and death and destruction everywhere we go. And, no, not one more drop of blood in my son’s name or the names of any other of our brave young people who have made the ultimate sacrifice for basically nothing.”

Where does one begin without sounding like the proverbial broken record? And as I comment on hers, check out the number of times she refers to herself. It’s all about Cindy and what Cindy wants and what Cindy thinks….

How does one properly dissect illogic? Mrs. Sheehan says Gold Star Families want their children to be remembered for peace and not war and hatred. Unfortunately, peace is not what the MILITARY is in existence for. Peace is most usually only achieved by war or threat thereof.

Now while I don’t know Mrs. Sheehan personally, I’m sure she must have a television set. Unless she’s not paying attention, she’s surely got to realize that terrorist insurgents are the ones doing the most killing today. After we successfully freed the Iraqi people from the tyranny that was Saddam Hussein, we could have left in six months. However, there is this problem with very bad people, coming into Iraq to kill American soldiers, and scare Iraqis into rejecting their new found freedom in favor of primitive and barbaric Islamic law.

I would willing to bet that the terrorists setting off street-side car bombs in Baghdad would thank her for not wanting one more drop of their blood to be spilled in his (or any other soldier’s) name. And it’s people like her who diminish the sacrifices of our young people when she declares their “ultimate sacrifice” one “for basically nothing.”

“Our family was against it from the beginning. Casey was against it, but he felt it was his duty to go because he was in the Army. And he felt that he had to go to protect his buddies, to be there for his buddies, to be support, and they are brainwashed into thinking that even if they don’t agree with the mission, they’re brainwashed into just blindly following it. I begged Casey not to go. I told him I would take him to Canada. I told him I would run over him with a car, anything to get him not to go to that immoral war. And he said, “Mom, I wish I didn’t have to, but I have to go.”

I’m truly sorry her son died, but what a wimp this woman is.

Her son, at least I’ll assume, was intelligent enough to know what could happen should he join the Army, yet he did. There is no draft, and Casey seems to have had the steel balls in her family. She actually comes on worldwide television (only because of satellite and web streaming) and says she begged him, told him she’d aid him in desertion (after all, the government wouldn’t be after her), and would run him over with her car because of “that immoral war” (liberal talking points).

Just to add insult to injury, she quotes him and impugns his bravery. I will risk putting my foot in mouth by saying that probably no servicemember (except the criminally insane) wants to go to war. Before you sign on the line, the possibility of personally becoming involved in a war becomes reality. There was time to change his mind and Casey opted not to do so. It had nothing to do with brainwashing when you have the ultimate choice to walk away.

I can’t believe she actually offered to run over her son with her car….

“We were told that he was going to rescue a group of soldiers that had been ambushed on April 4th in Sadr City, Baghdad. It was when L. Paul Bremer inflamed the Shiite militia into rebellion, first in Fallujah, then it spread to Sadr City, which is a Shiite slum in Baghdad. And so we were told he volunteered to go rescue a group of soldiers that had been ambushed, and on the way there, his convoy was ambushed, and seven soldiers were killed in that ambush.”

Based on that wisdom, I guess Bremer should have told the insurgency that removing Saddam was a mistake due to faulty intelligence, and a personal George W. Bush family vendetta. Bremer should have told the terrorists that we were going to haul ass and get out of there as soon as possible because they were going to bog us down into a futile quagmire. Lastly, Bremer should have apologized to the Iraqi people for ousting Saddam, our creating a climate for free elections, and giving them the promise of self-determination.

But according to the thinking of Mrs. Sheehan, it was Bremer who turned the “Iraqi Freedom Fighters” (as liberals love to call them) into the irrational, rabid pests they’ve evolved into because of us evil Neocons. Okay, she hasn’t used that word… yet.

“Well, like I said, we didn’t agree with the war, we didn’t agree with the invasion of Iraq. It looked like we were rushing into something that was unnecessary. You know, it was not necessary to protect America. And I could see that the sanctions were working. We had years of devastating sanctions against Iraq. The U.N. weapon inspectors were saying there were no weapons of mass destruction. So I believed all along that this invasion was unnecessary and that there was some other agenda behind it besides keeping America safe.

“And when the Downing Street memos came out, and I read them, I just thought, “Well, this confirms my suspicion that this invasion was premeditated and prefabricated for a different agenda.” And it looks like my son’s murder and the murder of almost 1,800 other Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis whose only crime is that they were born in Iraq at the wrong time, are dead — are dead for the agenda of the neo-con war machine.”

I wish some of the hundreds of women who were slowly tortured and killed in some of Saddam’s rape rooms at one time could have expressed to Mrs. Sheehan a sense of urgency to have Hussein’s regime expelled. I wish some of those trapped on the uppermost levels of the World Trade towers, knowing the fire was coming up and there was no way down, could tell Mrs. Sheehan that they thought it important to protect America.

She said, “And I could see the sanctions were working.” Who told her that…? Saddam?

The sanctions weren’t working, Mrs. Sheehan. Some of the very Democracy Now! liberals you hang out with argue that point ad nauseum, that is, when convenient. They weren’t working because Mr. Hussein, who never saw a building with his face on it he didn’t like, didn’t give a rat’s ass about his people. Whatever food aid came in was confiscated and either given to his trusted, or probably sold, but we all know his people were the ones who were starving. To say the sanctions were working makes Mrs. Sheehan either a liberal parrot or a naïve idiot.

You pick.

“I really think that somebody in our government needs to be held accountable, and just because George Bush gets up and tells us that things are getting better, they’re not getting better, and he needs to present some kind of facts to back up his position, and he needs to answer the Congressmen. I think it’s 128 Congress people have signed John Conyers’s letter asking for explanation into this Downing Street memo, and it needs to be investigated. Congress needs to do it’s Constitutional duty for once and investigate the memo because we families that have paid the ultimate price, who will be grieving and mourning and in pain for the rest of our lives, we deserve to know the truth.”

Again I ask, where is SHE getting her intelligence briefings? Amy Goodman? How does she know things aren’t getting better and what is her frame of reference?

It’s obvious Sheehan is part of the “Impeach Bush” crowd; just doesn’t have the guts to say it out loud yet. I once jokingly wrote that President Bush would be impeached. If they do so, imagine the message that will send around the radical Islamic world. Oppress your own people, use chemical weapons on your neighbors and your own, and if an American president (not a Democrat) even hints about freeing them, our left will teach him a lesson.

And with all due respect (and that’s not much) to Mrs. Sheehan, it doesn’t seem like she’s doing all that much grieving. It seems to be another opportunity to be in the liberal spotlight, go on Larry King, and do what she feels is her duty… telling us all how she wanted to run her son over in her car just to fulfill her ideological mission.

Although implied, President Bush didn’t murder her son. Her hatred of the president (and conservatism in general) is what diminishes his sacrifice. Instead of honoring him and his desire to be with his fellow soldiers in harm’s way, what probably pisses her off most is that he chose the possibility of death with his bunkmates and sense of duty over running away with her.

Done.

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