Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Let the veepstakes begin By Herman Cain

Clipped from:

Let the veepstakes begin
By Herman Cain
Monday, February 26, 2007

Since the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination began, roughly, on Inauguration Day 2005, it is not too early to speculate on who might be the leading candidates for the eventual nominees’ vice presidential pick.  

The media’s attention is focused for now on the three-way dust-up between Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), liberal Hollywood mogul and former Clinton supporter David Geffen and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). The media cannot avoid a story filled with Hollywood drama and the politics of sex and race. Geffen, who hosted a megastar fundraiser for Obama, told the New York Times, “Everybody in politics lies, but (the Clintons) do it with such ease, it’s troubling.”  

By comparison, the Republican nomination race is as exciting as MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Like Olbermann’s show, no one is watching. ...

...One thing is for sure. If Hillary wins her party’s nomination, her vice president won’t be David Geffen.

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Read the entire column HERE

My Guess? Here goes

..Throwing darts here, but if one of these are correct, then I knew it all along !
Here are some good GOP picks.

Giuliani- V. Hillary / VP John Ashcroft

Giuliani V. Obama/ VP J.C. Watts
, Michael Steele, or Herman Cain.
Romney / Gingrich

McCain/ Romney or Cain

McCain / Cain has a nice ring to it.
Or at least an echo.
Geographically, and politically balanced.

Them Dems: You wrote : "If Clinton or Obama eventually becomes president, their vice-president will serve his term in a virtual witness protection program." Absolutly right.

Obama / Gov. Granholm of MI- a Cal-Berkley / Harvard Lawyer, a pretty, young Hillary
- with political accomplishments
- without an impeached husband.
Could be problematic when the press notices that she is prettier than Barak.

Hillary / Obama - Could REALLY need his help to win if she hasn't destroyed him completely but she would return the Veep's power and influence to John Nance Garner levels!

Too soon to tell with Hillary, her choice will be sooooo poll and focus group driven that it will be decided at the convention. By Bill.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bolton To Baghdad

I met Jeff Bolton when he was a talk show newbie on Omaha's KFAB. He is a terrific guy, a strong supporter of our troops, Jeff has gone all over the world to tell their stories. His KLIF morning show is going to Baghdad for the next two weeks- beginning Monday.

Please join me and pray for Jeff , his team, and their families as they bring the story back to us.

Catch the show on streaming audio here M-F 5am - 9am Central, and pass this along.

KLIF wrote:


Our very own Mayor of Commonsenseville, Jeff Bolton, will broadcast his show live from Iraq for two weeks beginning this Monday, February 26th. In 2003, Jeff was the first talk show host in America to do his show from Iraq and Afghanistan and he returns to Iraq now as more than 20,000 brave American soldiers begin a final surge to bring stability to the embattled country. Don’t miss a minute starting Monday morning, February 26th, from 5:00am till 9:00am only on Stimulating Talk 570 KLIF. Interact with Jeff while he is there: Email him and the team here.

Trackposted to Woman Honor Thyself, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

Shhhh... The Surge is Working -

Shhhh... The Surge is Working
By Patrick Ruffini
Saturday, February 24, 2007

A gloomy haze has settled over the nation's prosecution of the War on Terror as of late. It seems like we can only watch helplessly as Nancy Pelosi and Jack Murtha size up new angles of attack for undermining the war effort. The media is chomping at the bit the tell the story of an America, bruised and humbled and exhausted, heading for the exits in Iraq.
But something interesting is happening on the way to the "new direction." Early indications are that the troop surge into Baghdad is working. It hasn't been reported on widely, but murders in Baghdad are down 70%, attacks are down 80%, Mahdi Army chief Moqtada al-Sadr has reportedly made off for Iran, and many Baghdadis who had fled the violence now feel it's safe enough to return. The strategy that Congress is busy denouncing is proving to be our best hope for victory.
In Iraq, there's a sense that change is in the air -- literally. Omar of Iraq the Model spots a B-1 Bomber in the skies of Baghdad for the first time since the end of the major combat. On the ground, Omar writes that the signs that Iraqis are getting serious about security are more palbable. With the help of Compstat-like technology, security forces are cracking down at checkpoints (even ambulances are getting stopped) and getting nimbler about locating them strategically so the terrorists don't know what to expect.
This turnaround in Baghdad is confirmed at home by the media's near-deafening silence. If it seems like you've heard less about how Iraq is spiraling into civil war in the weeks since the surge was announced, this is why. Even some discordant voices in the media are starting to wonder what's happening. Time magazine worries that it's "Quiet in Baghdad. Too quiet." That's right -- a dramatic reduction in violence is actually bad news.
It's too early to claim victory just yet; the operation is just two weeks old. But U.S. troops have been able to accomplish all of this with just one more brigade in-country, with four more on the way by May. These encouraging early returns show the potential for success when we apply concentrated military force to the security problem. When the Army and Marine Corps are on offense, carrying out combat operations and clearing out insurgent strongholds, we win. When we lay back, carrying out routine patrols and playing Baghdad beat cop, we lose.
The key to success is staying power. The always incisive Daffyd ab-Hugh has a good read on this dynamic. Counterinsurgency in Iraq has often been compared to a game of whack-a-mole -- secure an area, only to have the insurgents pop up somewhere else. But if we slammed a mallet into the hole, and kept it there, then picked up a new one... and did the same?

This is a new game called Seal-a-Hole , and it has a very different dynamic from Whack-a-Mole: the normal game is one of futility; the game continues until the player gets tired and quits or he runs out of money. But Seal-a-Hole actually has a victory point: when all the holes are sealed, the game is over -- and the player, America, has won.
Even though Seal-a-Hole is not futile, it nevertheless requires a great deal of patience; there are many, many holes, and each hole has a mole who must be whacked. Some of the holes, such as Sadr City, are very big and will require many mallets to properly seal. But if we have the courage and fortitude of our American forebears, we will seal those holes... and we will win.

On the political front, the White House also seems to have dislodged a major roadblock to victory: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's reluctance to allow U.S. troops to take the fight to Sadr and his militias. Returning American troops have expressed their frustration at having to walk on eggshells when it came to came to entering Shi'ite areas, a backbone of support for the government. Thankfully, the rules of engagement are changing. American troops are now freer to take on all comers, and the results are clear in both Sunni and Shi'ite areas.
In the coming days and weeks, these rules of engagement will face their ultimate test with the decision to enter Sadr City, the Mahdi Army's key stronghold. And enter we must. Those intent on turning Iraq into a breeding ground for al-Qaeda won't be convinced of our seriousness until we confront the key sources of violence on both sides of the sectarian divide.
When things don't go well in Iraq, we see the endless B-roll of chaos and carnage. When things are on the upswing, we tend to hear more about Anna Nicole Smith. The media will never acknowledge victories in Iraq, so we'll have to settle for an absence of bad coverage. But even in this relative lull in Iraq, it's important to understand and appreciate the short-term victories so we can create more of them. And finish the job.

Patrick Ruffini is an online strategist dedicated to helping Republicans and conservatives achieve dominance in a networked era. He has seen American politics from every vantagepoint — as a campaign staffer, activist, and analyst.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

A New Direction... Away From Victory...

I had written an elegant post to go with this- until Windows Explorer burped.
Oh well. Here it is in a nutshell:

Please read Wartime 'Agitation' . Here's a clip:

"As Mr. Waller observed, there clearly is a distinction to be drawn between constructive disagreement about the conflict in Iraq and giving aid and comfort to the enemy. The former can be compatible with a genuine commitment to the troops and to their success, as well as their safety. It would, however, require the dissenters to propose other strategies for victory -- not simply the use of code-words for defeat, like "redeployment" and "regional diplomacy."


Let's remember why we fight . Let's fight to win.

Set aside the stories of Anna Nicole Smith's boobs* for a while and remember our troops, write your Congressman , ask him to oppose the terrorists mission for a change .

*(not her mammaries, the fawning, enabling, money grubbing vultures gathered over her corpse to fight for her $ millions- they are the real boobs here.)

Monday, February 19, 2007

White Flag Democrats

Congress took a brave stand with a non-binding, non-enforcable, non-sensicle resolution.
The Peoples Cube captures the foolishness of the twits like few can:

"We don't support the terrorists
- but we support their mission!"

Such a despicable bunch .

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Oh, I'm Very Supportive...

I think it's time to turn a phrase back at the
anti-victory crowd in Washington.

I support the House Democrats...
...but I don't support their mission.

I support Hillary...
...but I don't support her mission.

I support Obama...
...but I don't support his mission.

The hollow sentiment: "I support the troops,
but not their mission." is ridiculous.

Let's ridicule it.

Monday, February 12, 2007

What Does A Hero Look Like? - homeof

Or: How to tell a hero from a celebrity.

Follow the link below to the Home Of Heros, and follow the links on each page to read of some of America's famous names, and some you should meet- like Audie Murphy, Alvin York, and the man they named an airport in Chicago after.

-er,  no , not 'Midway Airport' .

 It will only take you a few minutes.

What Does A Hero Look Like?

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Muscles bulging, the All-American hero takes on the bad guys.  Bullets bounce harmlessly off him, explosions are mere nuisances, and nobody but the bad guys ever get hurt.  He has x-ray vision, can hear through walls, flies through the air, and is impervious to pain.  We watch their likes in cartoons, read about them in our comic books...then dream and wonder what it would be like to be LIKE THEM.  Alas, we realize in time, such heroes are only in cartoons....or are they?

arnold.jpg (5369 bytes)Fortunately, Hollywood has given us real, live heroes to watch and admire.  Muscles bulging, they take on the bad guys.  Bullets may hurt them, but they do no real damage.  Like the fictional Rambo, a Green Beret who has earned the Medal of Honor, these heroes whether male or female, are all tall, strong, and almost super- human.  Such heroes can stitch up their wounds with a sewing kit, battle successfully against incredible odds, and emerge almost unscathed from burning fires and horrendous explosions. 

Americans need heroes, men and women who by their incredible acts of courage can inspire us to follow in their example.   Unfortunately, when we look to the heroes of television and the big screen, we come away feeling inadequate.  In reality we quickly realize that we will always be too short, too skinny, too weak, or some other "too" to be like them.  Sadly, we have defined heroism as a quality posessed only by the strong, the powerful, the rich, or the famous.  In short, we have confused the word CELEBRITY with the word HERO.

Dennis Rodman
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A talented athlete, Dennis Rodman makes millions of dollars each year doing what he loves...playing basketball.  He stays in the finest hotels, has dated some of the most beautiful women in the world, and lives his life the way he wants to live regardless of who he offends.  He is best known for his multi-million dollar contracts, outlandish hair colors, strange clothing, body piercings, and of course, playing basketball.

Terry Kawamura

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Born in Hawaii, Corporal Kawamura was a combat engineer in Vietnam when his unit was attacked.  He saw an explosive charge stun two other soldiers, followed by a second charge that was thrown near them.  Realizing they were helplessly at the mercy of the second charge, Cpl. Kawamura threw his body on the explosive to save the lives of his two helpless comrades.  Cpl. Kawamura is buried in Hawaii.  He died at the age of 19.

What Does a Hero Look Like?

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Click on Superman To Find out

Source: What Does A Hero Look Like - Entry Page

Friday, February 09, 2007

They're watching, Dad.

A great link came in the weekly eMail today. Check out the video !

A song by country music performer Rodney Atkins has been number 1 for four weeks now, and it carries a powerful message for dads. Atkins, 37, wrote it after a sobering experience when his son, Elijah, repeated some behavior he’d seen in his dad. See how Atkins told the story in the video for his song, “Watching You.”

To Think About ...

What does it mean that this song has been #1 for four weeks? It’s well-crafted and has a catchy tune, but clearly it has struck a chord, so to speak, that runs deeper with those who hear it.

Who among us hasn’t been caught by surprise when one of our children repeats our behavior—the good and the bad? Sometimes we need these reminders that we are important influences on our children’s values, and those values are often caught more than they are taught. We have to be good models. We have to be intentional about demonstrating what a responsible, calm, caring, self-sacrificing, character-filled father is like.

We suggest that fathers focus on three key areas when it comes to being models for their kids: emotional maturity, respect for women, and integrity. Read more on each of these—and get more action points—in the article on our website here. Or see this week’s resource specials for more on being intentional about teaching and modeling values for your children.

Link to FATHERS.COM ~ Watching You video

Track back to Angel's open track back weekend

Friday, February 02, 2007

Groupthink :: One Man's Reuters Is Another Man's Al-Jazeera


Play the 'Truth by Association' game at The Peoples Cube.

Construct wisdom or it's parody thusly:

One man's ___________ is another man's __________. claims that:

Additional five minutes of this exercise will give you enough experience to call radio talk shows and prevail in any debate. After ten minutes you will be ready to have your own talk show with Air America affiliates. Exercise for fifteen minutes, and you can work as a White House correspondent for the New York Times, ready to interview President of the United States.

Have fun with this one.

Here's what I posted:


One man's drudgery
is another man's delight.

One man's propaganda
is another man's 'trusted news source'.

One man's savvy punditry
is another man's annoying screed.

One man's 'slave-state Senator'
is another man's village idiot.

One man's 'News that's fit to print'
is another man's source of USA defense
secrets and strategy delivered daily to his cave.

One man's mahketing is anothah man's terrah threat.
(For non-Bostonians - One man's marketing is another man's terror threat.)

One man's minimum wage hike
is another man's pink slip.

One man's Global Warming Horror
is another man's nice day in January to wash the car.

One man's diminishing liberty
is another man's refreshing freedom from choice.

One man's insomniac rambling
is another man's reading.
One man's mediocre blog
is another man's

Got to go , Air America is calling to offer me a show...
One man's <i>Vox liberali</i> is another man's bankrupt batch of twits.  ;-)

Link to Groupthink :: One Man's Reuters Is Another Man's Al-Jazeera

Thursday, February 01, 2007

From Woman Honor Thyself » Can we Question their PatriotisM Yet?

"Army Staff Sgt. Hector Leija, 27, was an honor student at Raymondville High School."

His death in Iraq is now a tool to sell newspapers.

The NY Times- who wouldn't publish the infamous Muslim cartoons, or photos of victims of terrorists leaping from the World Trade Center, or print the word terrorist without wrapping it in quotation marks for fear of causing offense feels 'compelled' to publish photos and present the video of the death of SSG Leija .

Can we question their patriotism?

Is it patriotic to promote the killing of American soldiers?

Please read: Can we Question their PatriotisM Yet?