Friday, September 30, 2005

Liberals on Abortion: Eyes Wide Shut

The American Friends Services Committee has recently put together a visual exhibit entitled "Eyes Wide Open." This exhibition features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty in the Iraq war, a field of shoes and a Wall of Remembrance to memorialize the Iraqis killed in the conflict. It has become of particular interest to me since it will be on display in my hometown of St Paul, MN this weekend. I feel as though any memorial to soldiers who lose their life in combat is worth it's weight in gold. I cherish the freedoms we have in this great country called the United States of America. But is this what "Eyes Wide Open" is all about?

Nick Coleman's column in the Friday edition of the Star Tribune was dedicated to the exhibit. I couldn't help but be struck by the inferences made in Coleman's story:

When the sun came up Thursday and volunteers began setting out the boots in orderly rows, the American death toll in Iraq stood at 1,928. By the time the task was finished, five hours later, five more Americans had died.

This boot hill keeps growing day to day and month to month, while support for the war shrinks in an inverse proportion: The more empty boots, the more unfulfilled lives, the more unanswered questions about a mission that we were told had been accomplished 1,793 pairs ago.

As I began to think about memorials dedicated to soldiers who gave their lives in the name of freedom, the memorial which stands out is the Vietnam War memorial, located in Washington, DC. On "The Wall" is the names of the more than 58,000 soldiers who lost their lives in that dreadful war. "The Wall" stands 10 feet high and is approximately 500 feet long.

Now imagine if we were to dedicate a wall to the approximately 40,000,000 infants who have been victims of abortion since 1973. If each baby were given a name, any wall dedicated to their memory would be SIXTY NINE MILES long. To put that in perspective, an "Abortion memorial" would go beyond the city limits of Washington, DC and stretch all the way to the city of Aberdeen, Maryland!

You want to talk about the five Americans who died in Iraq during the five hours it took to set up the "Eyes Wide Open" exhibit, Mr. Coleman? The issue of whether or not their cause was noble is open for debate. At the rate abortion has been going the last 32 years, however, 715 innocent babies were killed in that same five hours. There is absolutely NO debate on the nobility of their deaths.

You want to talk about casualties growing while support for the war shrinks in inverse proportion? Do any of you liberals have the guts to take a poll on the popularity of abortion? Support for that awful procedure is dramatically shrinking....

...while innocent deaths are growing.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Franken, other Liberals silent about Midler? You "Bette"!

When Vice-President Dick Cheney told Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT.) to go "F--- yourself" last year in a private conversation, what was the prevailing outcry amongst Liberals?




Al Franken, comedian, radio commentator and looter-of-funds-from-seniors-and-children, consistently ridiculed Cheney's outburst towards Leahy.

When referring to a letter she received from the Republican Party, washed-up singer Bette Midler also exclaims "Go F--- yourself"!

The response?

Wild cheering amongst the crowd gathered for a Hurricane Katrina fund raiser.

I'll have to keep you updated on any rebuke or satire from Mr. Franken.

Yes, I know. Dick Cheney is Vice-President of the United States and thus should maintain some sort of decorum, given his role in society. But I think the exact opposite is also true. Shouldn't there be a standard of decency to live up to regardless of one's stature? Especially in a venue which is supposed to provide relief to victims of a terrible catastrophe like a hurricane?

But alas, these are liberals we're talking about. As Ann Coulter once opined, "Hypocrisy is the only sin that really inflames (liberals). Inasmuch as liberals have no morals, they can sit back and criticize other people for failing to meet the standards that liberals simply renounce. It's an intriguing strategy. By openly admitting to being philanderers, draft dodgers, liars, weasels and cowards, liberals avoid ever being hypocrites."

They've managed to stumble into hypocrisy this time.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

New Orleans, Part Deux

The Rev. Jesse Jackson "cautions" us that it is not "useful" to "call names" - to refer to the rioters, looters and murderers as thugs and hoodlums.

I apologize, folks. I didn't have time to research Rev. Jackson's quotes about the incidents taking place in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I merely pulled out portions of statements he made during the Los Angeles riots in the aftermath of the Rodney King trial.

Same old talking points I see.

OK, now on to The Reverend Jackson and Hurricane Katrina.

Rev. Jackson was asked about snipers interfering with people transporting to Houston from New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina:

Well, I think that has really been exaggerated. You have the combination here of misery and panic and desperation. Some people have not eaten in five days, are without water, without food and have no form of communications.

Meaning what? If people haven't eaten in days, go ahead and shoot folks who want to get out of the city? So you'll have hungry people AND those who are wounded by gun fire? Misery does indeed love company!

So, there may have been some sniper fire here and there but you know we didn't let that stop us on our mission in Iraq because there is some sniper fire. We just put on flack jackets and kept on the mission.

Huh???!!! So are you saying the transporters were as well armed as our military in Iraq? Flack jackets are great but they can't fire off ammo in self defense.

So which is it Rev. Jackson? Are the looters panic-stricken and desperate or as dangerous as the terrorists in Iraq?

New Orleans comments: The Big Sleazy

You know her feelings about President George W. Bush, the Iraq war, Israel-Palestine, etc.

But what does newly proclaimed political pundit Cindy Sheehan have to say about New Orleans?

Posted recently on the Drudge Report, Mrs. Sheehan uttered the following:

"I don't care if a human being is black, brown, white, yellow or pink. I don't care if a human being is Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, or pagan. I don't care what flag a person salutes: if a human being is hungry, then it is up to another human being to feed him/her. George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power. The only way America will become more secure is if we have a new administration that cares about Americans even if they don't fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest."

Poor Michael Moore. He hasn't an ounce of credibility remaining. So what does he do? He uses a grieving mother as his mouth piece to speak out against the evil Bush administration. I'm sure Mr. Moore has convinced Sheehan that spewing mindless prattle and baseless charges (i.e. films "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11") is somewhat cathartic.

Oh, and that bilge about this administration not caring about anyone out side the top two percent of the wealthiest Americans? Which region of the country has the lowest income per capita in the Nation? It's the South.

How many Southern states did John Kerry win in 2004?


I guess a lot of folks who didn't "fall into the top two percent of the wealthiest" didn't get the message last year that President Bush doesn't care about them.

Friday, September 16, 2005

We'll miss ya!

Gwyneth Paltrow no longer wants to live in America. OK, stop me if you've heard this one before: "Bush's anti-environment, pro-war policies are a disgrace", says Gwyneth.

I guess Ms. Paltrow is setting the right example for other self-absorbed Hollywood types who feel the need to impart their "wisdom": Gwyneth actually left the country.

(Hint, Hint: Alec Baldwin? Robert Redford?).