| TGIF, November 10, 2006|
TOMORROW IS VETERANS DAY
Now there are some people out there who will tell you that
since I never served in the military, I have no right to talk of our military
and the men and women who served. Well, you can just imagine what impact
their bleatings have on me ...
I grew up in the military. My father was a career
Marine. All I knew from my earliest memories through my Corps of Cadets
experience at Texas A&M was the military life. I firmly believe that there
is no better group of men and women anywhere, in any walk of life in this
country than those who serve in our armed forces and their families. You
will find a higher degree of integrity and care in any base housing complex,
enlisted or officers, than you will find in any other neighborhood in America
... except, perhaps, for the Amish --- and I'm not all that sure about them!
Tomorrow perhaps you could take the time to participate in
some ceremony in your city or town honoring these men and women. A
political party led by men who have referred to our men and women in uniform as
rapists, terrorists, murders and just plain stupid, a political party that has
compared these fine men and women to Hitler's storm troopers has just taken
control in Washington DC. I'm sure this must weigh heavily on the hearts
and minds of those serving now and the millions of
veterans who served in the
past. Go out of you way to let them know you care, and you appreciate the
sacrifice they have made.
TOMORROW NEAR ATLANTA
Tomorrow afternoon the
Alliance Project will have a rally recognizing our veterans and
celebrating freedom at the Suwanee Town Center park in Suwanee, Georgia.
The event starts at 11:00 in the morning and I'll be speaking around 3:00
p.m. I'll also be there to sign copies of The FairTax Book after my
remarks. The purpose of the event is to raise money to provide
college scholarships to the children of fallen and disabled soldiers.
There's no better cause on Veteran's day that that. Hope to see you
SAN FRANCISCO? SAY IT AIN'T SO!
I read this morning that
Thom Hartman is Air America
Radio's Al Franken on KQKE in San Francisco. Aw, come on folks! This
is a joke, right? If Al Franken can't make it in San Francisco ... where in the
hell can he make it? I mean ... the Democrats are running the show in
Washington ... and Al Franken can't make it in San Francisco?
HOWARD DEAN SAYS NO IMPEACHMENT
Now the Democratic
National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says Democrats will not impeach
President Bush. This comes on the heels of Nancy Pelosi's statements that she
isn't interested in pursuing it either. So what is at play here? Is it because
the Democrats truly don't want to impeach the president because they think he
doesn't deserve it? Not at all. They hate him just as much as any anti-war,
diehard Leftist does.
There are two main reasons
why they won't make the political mistake of pursuing the impeachment of George
- The public doesn't want
it. Despite the unpopularity of the Iraq war, George W. Bush and Republicans in
general, the majority of the public isn't interested in impeaching the
president. He'll be gone in two years anyway, and Democrats aren't going to
make the mistake that Republicans did in 1998 in wasting time and effort trying
to remove Clinton from office. Internal Democratic polling is no doubt also
telling them not to bother with it.
- They don't have the
votes. It would take a majority of the House...that means every nearly every
Democrat voting to impeach....to send the articles of impeachment to the
Senate. Then, somehow, miraculously, the 49 Democrats and 2 independents plus
16 Republicans would have to vote to convict. It's never going to happen. They
just don't have the votes.
But make no mistake: in
going around saying they aren't going to impeach George W. Bush, the Democrats
are also making a threat. It's a message to the Bush Administration that they
are in charge now and if the administration chooses to play ball, they'll let
George Bush serve out his term and go back to Crawford in one piece.
So the day after the GOP
gets its head handed to it at the polls, President Bush fires Donald Rumsfeld.
Not much of a surprise because the media kept telling us that this election was
all about the war in Iraq. But some Republicans on the Hill are saying hey,
wait a minute.
Why couldn't George Bush have fired Rumsfeld before the
election? You know...like a couple weeks earlier?
REPUBLICANS MAD AT WHITE HOUSE
One is only left to assume
that the White House honestly thought they weren't going to lose. Bush even
went on TV and said Rumsfeld and Cheney were going to stay in their positions
until the end of his term. Cheney was on TV saying no matter what happens
during the election, we're not changing course in Iraq.
Now think about this.
If Rumsfeld was kept on through the election because Bush honestly felt they
weren't going to lose, doesn't that mean that Rumsfeld was fired specifically
because the Republicans lost .. and that the firing was an offering to the
Would a Rumsfeld firing a
month ago made a difference? Maybe...might have saved the Senate, but probably
The campaign for Islamic
appeasement has already begun. UN Ambassador John Bolton, whom President Bush
installed in that position a little over a year ago,
is on the way out. The
lame duck Congress isn't in any mood to do the White House any favors, so
Bolton's tenure at the UN will end.
That's too bad...Bolton
did a good job. He kept the U.N. accountable and stood up to the appeasers of
Iran, North Korea and those unwilling to fight the War On Terror. So what does
this mean? This means that those who want to turn back the clock on all the
progress we've made in the fight against radical Islam have won.
The administration will no
doubt now wind up nominating somebody who is more willing to play ball at the
UN, that is somebody who won't rock the boat. The tinhorn dictators and
anti-American Euro-weenies in the General Assembly will be very happy to get rid
And Osama Bin Laden is
probably in a cave somewhere smiling.
ESCAPE TO TALK RADIO TODAY
Today is apparently the forty-somethingth anniversary of
the wreck of the
Edmund Fitzgerald on one of our Great Lakes. That means
it's a great day to be listening to talk radio. I promise that on my show
you will not hear that hideous Gordon Lightfoot song.
REDNECK SCRAP BOOK
Let's add this great piece of
art to the pile of redneck
tattoos forming in our
redneck scrap book. More in the Redneck Scrap Book.
The president of Iraq says Democrats have told him they will not pull out of
Setting aside the idea that Democrats are not in charge of foreign policy, this
doesn't mean much. Hopefully he's not putting much stock in what those
Democrats told him, because they do want to cut and run.
So who will be the House
Majority Leader now that Nancy Pelosi is going to be the Speaker?
Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer seems to be the favorite, but he is being
challenged by none other than anti-war nutbar John Murtha.
This should be an interesting race.
This isn't too
encouraging. Who have the Democrats called in to help them with an exit plan
None other than George McGovern. Yes...that George McGovern.
His advice? No surprise...total surrender. He says we need to cut and run by
Get out your violin: the
Republican Party may be losing a valued and important member.
Defeated Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee says he might leave the party.
Please, Senator..don't let the door hit you on the way out. Good riddance.
Remember the controversy
last year over Wal-Mart's decision to use "Happy Holidays" in their advertising
instead of "Merry Christmas?"
Well, the retailing giant says they have learned their lesson...it's Merry
Christmas from now on.
Here is one Democratic
committee chairman that would be good.
Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is recommending Joe Lieberman for
chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
No doubt his reward for joining the Democrats and giving them the majority.
Charles Krauthammer's reaction to the election may surprise you...he essentially
says it's no big deal.
In fact, he says the turnover in the House is in line with history...and the
Democrats didn't really win much in the Senate. The switch of a few thousand
votes in Montana or Virginia and the Republicans would still have the Senate.
So what caused the big
losses at the polls on Tuesday?
George Will says it's unquestionably the war in Iraq.
Never a supporter of the war, he calls it the GOP's heath care disaster,
comparing it to the Democrats' loss of the House in 1994 over that issue.
Now that Democrats have
the reigns in Congress and President Bush seems likely to get his guest worker
program, where does that leave the issue of illegal immigration?
Victor Davis Hanson weighs in...and says it may be time to rethink the whole
David Limbaugh is optimistic about 2008 and only a little bit depressed over the
Republican losses this week.
But he says what we should really be concerned about is the status of the War On
Terror...he's afraid the White House and the Democrats are about to take us back
to a September 10th mindset.
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Whoops, I guess
thought she should have won. [video]
We featured a link to a big ol' list of palindromes a few days ago. If you
enjoyed that, Alex thinks you'll like
Al video, all palindromes, sung Bob Dylan style.
The motorcycle club Neal mentioned today is the Patriot Guard Riders. You might have to wait a day or so to get the page because as usual we've slammed the website by mentioning it on the air.