Wednesday, February 28, 2007

McCain Announces On Letterman

Apparently, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) will announce he his running for president tonight on David Letterman. AHH, but he said the official announcement will be in April. That still leaves room for him to change his mind. If his numbers don't get better by then, look for a different announcement.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Don't Look For President McCain

I start by writing that I am not an oracle, soothsayer or clairvoyant. That said, looking at the Republican presidential field, I really believe that the reason Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) is delaying his official announcement for the Republican nomination is because he will announce that he is not running.
Why do I think that?
There are many signs out there.
For instance, since Rudy Giuliani "officially" announced on CNN's Larry King Live that he is running for the GOP presidential nomination, his numbers have gone way up. At the expense of Sen. McCain.
Yes, Sen. McCain is grabbing many of the GOP's best and brightest stratigists, but they are giving lousy advice.
Sen. McCain should be constantly on talk radio. Both Mr. Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov Mitt Romney make themselves easily accessible to the conservative talk radio hosts but also bloggers. Sen. McCain looks tight as a Boy Scout knot on the Sunday morning borefest talk shows.
Most importantly, he has little if any money on hand. Again, both Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Romney have a lot of money on hand and many portals to access more. Also, if I am wrong and Sen. McCain does indeed run, he will have to make a serious choice as to whether or not to accept federal campaign funds. If he does, it will severely limit how much money he can raise on his own. Also, he would be seen by many as a hypocrite who shoved so-called campaign finance reform but when it would come to himself throw it out the window.
One last thing. He tried to run as an outsider in 2000, but in 2008 is doing all he can to try to get the dominant conservative wing of the party in his corner. Good luck!
So, when he finally does make the announcement, if it is to not run, the DDBMSM will try to make it devastating to the hopes of the GOP. They will say this automatically helps Mr. Giuliani, but more will help Mr. Romney.
But, you read it here first. Sen. John McCain will not run for president.
In that case the GOP race will really get interesting.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Brit Hume Calls It As He Sees It

You have just got to love Brit Hume over at the Fox News Channel. I mean, he is both a real reporter in Washington, not a flunky like, oh say David Gregory at NBC, and analyst.
Last week on one of his Special Report roundtables on FNC, he said the following regarding another diatribe from congressman John Murtha (D-Penn) regarding the Iraq situation:
"That soundbite you played from John Murtha suggests that it's time a few things be said about him. Even the Washington Post noted that he didn't seem particulary well informed about what's going on over there, to say the least. Look, this man has tremendous cache among House Democrats, but this guy is long past the day when he had anything but the foggiest awareness of what the heck is going on in the world."
Way to go Brit! It is about time someone other than talk radio or conservative commentators tell the truth about this bore.
This Murtha is a case study in why term limits are needed. He has been around the House since 1978. He won his seat due to his service in Vietnam, the favorite war of the Democrats because we lost.
He came this close to being indicted in a bribery scandal in the early 1980s
Like so many Kerry Democrats, he first voted to authorize the president to send troops to Iraq, but went against it when the polls of the American people went south. He is finding any way to cut money off of the Iraq mission which would in fact force the president to bring the troops home and insure defeat.
Murtha is in short, a moron. But one who has been around Washington a long time and may make his mark cutting the money for the mission.
It will take more than Brit Hume to point out that this is not the Dems best spokesman on the anti-war effort.
Thanks to Laura Ingraham who had this as her "Soundbite of the week" (

Thank God-No Bush-Hating Hell

I want to stand corrected.
According to an unimpeachable source, Mrs. rightviewfromtheleftcoast, The Academy Awards was not a four hour Bush-hating hell. It was tame and she did not like the choice for best picture, The Departed.
So, please let me know who was right, Mrs. rightviewfromtheleftcoast or myself!

Four Hours Of Bush-Hating Hell

Tonight, Hollywood gets together for, ostensivly, the academy Awards, but alas, I am afraid that it will turn into four hours of a Bush-hating diatribe from beginning to end.
Now, as is custom, I will not watch such dreck as I get my fill from the evening news, the local newspaper and all sources in between. But, I know at some point, the sanctimonious blowhard, Al Gore will give an acceptance speech for winning the best "Documentary" movie of the year, "An inconvenient Truth." Who knows, he might even announce that he is running for president. Everyone else has.
Personally, I don't get the adulation and adoration of relatively uneducated bores that read lines, adequately at best, and there so-called work. It is, as Cal Thomas ( pointed out in a recent column the anti-hero. We are waiting for bated breath as to where Anna Nicole Smith's decomposing body is going to be buried and what of the many men she had bedded is the father of her only surviving child. We wait to see that next time, Britany Spears may take a razor to slit her throat instead of just shaving her head. We wait to see the next anti-Jewish tirade from the lips of Mel Gibson. The list goes on.
While America fritters away at this anti-hero worship, it is any wonder that the Islamofacists laugh at us as they prepare for the next deadly attack on our homeland. It is no wonder that Mexico lectures us about how we should patrol our borders. It is any wonder that George W. Bush wants to be our president under this climate.
But, trust me. If you like movies and want to watch the academy Awards orgasm tonight, be prepared for four hours of Bush-bashing, the sport of the Socialist left.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Why The Buzz About Mormons?

Since former Massachussetts Gov. Willard "Mitt" Romney (R-Mass) announced he was running for president, many in the DBDMSM have decided that it is time to expose him for being-get ready folks-a Mormon! Oh heavens! Oh the humanity!
So, what is the big deal, I mean are they not Christians? Would we call them protestants?
Well, most people can simply go to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, what Mormons are officially known as, website ( and pretty much find out what one needs to to make one self educated about the basic beliefs and practices or the church.
I will admit, it is not what I understand about the Christian faith. I prefer to call some of the different teachings extracurricular Christianity.
They do believe in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. However, they believe that they are thre disctinct persons, not the three in one. They also believe in another testament of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon. As an Episcopalian, we also have another book, the Book of Common Prayer. It is not in addition to the bible, but the greatest form of worship known to man. That would be the 1928 prayer book. Also, Mormons believe in baptism. But, they do not limit it to the living. They believe in, for shorthand, baptising the dead because they never had the chance to hear the Gospel. Also, it is true that Mormons wear embroidered undergarments. To hear most Mormons explain it, it is like a spiritual fortress and a reminder that they are His own.
Now, I obviously do not subscribe to this religion, but I do not want to denigrate someone who does. And, what is perplexing about this is why now, that a Republican Mormon is running for president is there so much interest and even scorn?
Is not the senate majority leader, Harry Reid, a Mormon? Why has there been no intense scruitny of him as a Mormon? Is it because he is with the right party, the Democrats? One has to wonder.
Here is a new flash. Mormons are no different from any other religion in the United States. There are conservatives, probably the overwhelming majority, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, backsliders, also known as Jackmormons, and everything in between.
If Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee and is elected president, he will not be the evangelizer in chief. He will be president of the United States. Of the Roman Catholics, Jews, Protestants and yes, Mormons.
So, we should take a look at Mormons believe so that we get an understanding of what Mr. Romney will be like as president. But, that alone should not be a reason to vote against someone.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Way To Victory

Now that you have read the Hugh Hewitt interview with retired Lt. Gen. Odom, you should go over to Victory Caucus (, sign up and work hard to find some Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to take a run at these loser Runningpublicans, as in cut and run. There are not that many, not even 15 as of late, but that is 15 too many. We need to unite Republicans and 9/11 Democrats, few that there are, around what President Bush said at the state of the union-victory!

Not The Way To Victory

Hugh Hewitt ( had a very revealing interview with retired Lt. Gen William Odom. Let us just say two things. He is not a fan of the Iraq theatre in the War Against Terror. Also, he is very dismissive of history. Go over to the Hugh Hewitt website and read the transcript of the interview. All I can say is thank God he is retired!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Obama Announces...YAWN!

So, the new Great Democrat Hope, Barack Obama has made it official, he is running for the Democrat nomination for president.
What a yawn!
Obama, besides being "multicultural" as in black and white, is as to the left of the nation as any other Democrat in the field of announced and semi-announced candidates.
What will give him any edge is that he is, as Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del) put it so subtly, a "clean" and "articulate" black candidate, why the first in the Democrat party. I guess we should not count the Reverends Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. I wouldn't either if I was a Democrat!
But more than that, where the the first term senator stand on the issues?
He does get an "A" for consistency as he has streadfastly been against the Iraq theatre in the War Against Terror. We do not know if he takes the fallback, Hillary Clinton position of wanting to put more United States troops in Afghanistan for any reason but to show NOT a total withdrawal from the War Against Terror.
On taxes, he wants to repeal the Bush tax cuts.
On health care, he would fast track the United States into socialist medicine.
On the social issues, he is pro abortion and we are not sure his stand on same sex "marriage". But, he does belong to the most liberal Christian Protestant denomination, the United Church of Christ, which performs same sex "marriage".
Basically, he is to the left of most Americans. He makes Hillary look positively like a moderate.
He will only be able to use the "African American" aspect of his candidacy for so long. Eventually, even the Democrat left wing will want to know how he will govern.
They may be happy, but the rest of America will not and whether or not he wins the Democrat nomination, he, nor any Democrat will be elected president in 2008.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Border Agent Fiasco

The recent case of two border control agents convicted for shooting and illegal alien and drug runner fleeing back to Mexico is a complex and convoluded case that shows our southern border to be nothing but a mess that the clowns in Washington do not want to seem to solve.
The agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, were convicted on Decmeber 1, 2006, for trying to detain a suspected Illegal, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. He fled and had marijuana in his possesion. Essentially, the two agents were convicted for a bad shoot, going into Mexico to get him and trying to cover it up.
There are a lot of flaws in how the agents were convicted.
It has become a cause celebre for the Pat Buchanan shut the borders down crowd.
But, those of us who want legitimate border control, which includes a fence, major increases in the border patrol and utilizing the National Guard much more than being done now, are realizing that something is not right.
What needs to be done?
A) Get to the bottom of the Homeland Security agent in charge who testified before congress as to why he lied before them. FInd out if the subordanates gave false information.
B) Expedite the trial transcript. Once there is a complete reading of the trial transcript, one of two conclusions be drawn. Everything that the prosucution presented was acurate and the agents were given a fair trial. Or there was faulty evidence and the agents have grounds for an appeal.
C) Make sure that the agents are NOT in the general prison population. Agent Ramos was severely beaten by, you gussed it, illegal alliens in the fedreal prison system. The agents must be protected while they are in prison and pending appeal of the conviction.
The president CAN pardon the agents and end this potential debacle. He can do it in good faith to negotiate real immigration reform. It is a long shot, but something has to be done to put this issue to rest.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Just a question.
Why do the Democrats point to latest National Intelligence Estimate concerning the situation in Iraq, but now say that it was wrong and they were "mislead" into voting for war in Iraq?
For political reasons, as almost anythings with the Democrats, they will say "See what the intelligence says now" But they were so quick when things have not looked so good in Iraq to bash intelligence. What makes them think that this is any better? Maybe it is wrong and the situation will vastly improve in Iraq.
Remember those that wanted to teach the GOP a lesson and we have the Democrats. We get this illgical leap and have a lot to look forward in this regard for the next two years.