The Stupids Are Out In Force Today

Jesse Taylor takes Julian Sanchez’s reasoned description of Cheney’s intentionally misinterpreted coments, and basically, in more than one hundred words, states that he is too stupid or too partisan to understand even Sanchez’s thorough explanation.

Cheney stated:

Because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we’ll get hit again, that we’ll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States, and that we’ll fall back into the pre-9/11 mind set if you will, that in fact these terrorist attacks are just criminal acts, and that we’re not really at war. I think that would be a terrible mistake for us.

Jesse, in his infinite wisdom and larger arrogance, breathlessly posits:

Without the last clause (from “and that we’ll fall back” through “a terrible mistake for us”), here’s what Cheney said.

1.) You vote John Kerry into office.
2.) Because he’s in office, we will be hit by a terrorist attack.

Here’s what he said with the “exculpatory” evidence.

1.) You vote John Kerry into office.
2.) Because he’s in office, we will be hit by a terrorist attack.
3.) After the terrorist attack that only happened because he’s in office, he’ll fuck up how he handles it.

Rather than saying Kerry beats his wife, Cheney made the far more responsible statement that after he beats his wife, he won’t clean up the house properly. I’m sorry I was ever offended.

A.) Why would anyone remove the last clause? As Jesse recognizes, it is a clause, and thus part of a sentence, so the only reason to remove the clause is to distort Cheney’s statement.

B.) Since you admit the clause is part of the sentence, why is including it considered ‘exculpatory’ evidence. Shouldn’t it just be considered part of the damned sentence? If you read the entire sentence, there is no NEED to clear Cheney of any guilt, as he said nothing wrong.

C.) Your second formula under the what you have falseley labeled ‘exculpatory evidence’ is flawed. The correct formula for what he said is:

1.) If we vote John Kerry into office
2.) and if we get hit again
3.) we will respond inappropriately

Nowhere in Cheney’s sentence did he say that if you voted for Kerry/Edwards would we be hit again. And that isn’t going to change no matter how stupid Jesse is or becomes.

Hi. My Name is Oliver Willis

I am an asshole who exploits the grief of families who have lost their son in combat for partisan gain.

Over the line, Oliver. Over the fucking line.

They are entitled to their opinion. You, however, are behaving like a shameless hack for trying to exploit it for partisan gain.

Washington Monthly

I can’t believe that any major publication would tolerate the cesspool that the Washington Monthly’s comment section has become. Several years ago, the comments section was readable, but when Kevin took a turn for the left (he saw what his readers liked, and it did get him a new gig, so I am not dissing him), his coments section became unreadable.

That was at Calpundit. It is even worse now.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is about to go bash Bush on 60 Minutes II tonight. Go read all about him.

Then, after being awed by the massive dossier compiled about him and the number of connections to the Democratic party and the Kerry/Edwards campaign, ask yourself this question:

“If Ben Barnes were a SwiftVet and all the ties were to Republicans and not Democrats, would the EVEN MENTION HIS NAME ON 60 MINUTES?”

If your answer is “Yes,” send me some of what you are smoking.

Paging the NY Times

If you are a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy such as myself, after learning about the anti-Bush jihad the mainstream media has planned for the electorate, you probably can’t help but feel like the press is nothing more than cheerleaders for the Kerry-Edwards campaign. After all, they have admitted as much:

The media wants Kerry to win and so theyre going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and theres going to be this glow about them, Evan Thomas, the Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek, admitted on Inside Washington over the weekend.

What does the press have planned for Bush? A whole lot:

The news has been kind to the White House for a few weeks, with media attention largely focused on the Republican convention and the attacks on John Kerry’s war record.

But today is looking pretty tough.

Headlines blare the news that the death toll in Iraq has crossed the 1,000 milestone.

There are also big headlines about Bush’s record $422 billion budget deficit and the multi-trillion-dollar deficit projections for the future.

Then there are all the stories about Vice President Cheney’s jaw-dropping statement yesterday that a Kerry victory would result in more terrorist attacks. Even his own staff is qualifying it.

Bush’s spotty National Guard record during the Vietnam War is turning into a full-fledged media conflagration, with more stories out today and “60 Minutes” weighing in tonight.

Plus, Sen.Bob Graham (D-Fla.) is all over the media charging Bush with covering up evidence that might have linked Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11 hijackers.

And while the mainstream press is not putting stock in unauthorized biographer Kitty Kelley’s hazily sourced allegations of past drug use by Bush, everybody — at least everybody on the Internet — seems to be talking about it.

Most tedious of all will be the Bush National Guard stuff, which is already blaring on the front pages of the Boston Globe, will be on 60 Minutes II, and will be the focus of an ad campaign of a new group called Texans for Truth. With a fair and impartial press, we might expect an examination of Texans for Truth and what they are all about. Perhaps a chart and five page hit piece from the NY Times. Of course, that won’t happen, so I will make the organizational chart for you.

1.) Texans for Truth was established and is in large part funded by the 20,000 member online activist group DriveDemocracy.Org

2.) DriveDemocracy.Org was established and is funded in large part by MoveOn.Org.

3.) MoveOn.Org is funded by prominent left-wingers such as George Soros, and has direct ties to the DNC and the Kerry-Edwards campaign.

Before you dispute the connections between the Kerry-Edwards campaign and MoveOn.Org, read here, here, here, here, here, and here. You might also remember this quote:

The Democratic Party is partnering with, People for the American Way, Campaign for America’s Future, and dozens of other groups representing millions of Americans to organize a massive public mobilization. On Wednesday, May 14, join us by calling and emailing your representatives in Congress to let them know that the majority of Americans oppose more irresponsible tax cuts that go overwhelmingly to the wealthiest sliver of Americans.

Then there was this quote:

Liberal groups like The Media Fund and, which previously ran the advertisements The Media Fund is using now, ran heavy advertising campaigns after Mr. Kerry effectively clinched the Democratic nomination in March. They spent millions of dollars on spots highly critical of Mr. Bush in key states at a time when Mr. Kerry was too broke to run many of his own advertisements – and facing a barrage of attack advertisements from Mr. Bush.

Now, the Democratic Party, The Media Fund and others are doing the same thing because Mr. Kerry’s campaign decided that it had to stop advertising in August to maintain financial parity with Mr. Bush in the last two months of the campaign.

They are not just coordinating with the Kerry-Edwards campaign- they are an established arm of the campaign. Perhaps this is why the NY Times won’t bring you this graphic:


A tangled web, indeed. No wonder the NY Times can’t figure it out.

(Complex flowchart provided by the lovely ladies at Site Essential)

All Vietnam, All the Time

Fresh from the news that their candidate is trailing in the polls, the major media networks are launching an all out push in defense of their man. The New York Times Boston Globe is set to claim Bush did not meet all committments with the National Guard, and NBC is launching a three day jihad with Kitty Kelley at the forefront.

Meanwhile, the rest of us are allowed to question John Kerry’s record patriotism.

In other news, John Hawkins scored an interview with John O’Neill.

Iraq Part of War On Terror

I guess Iraq is part of the War on Terror, after all:

”Today marks a tragic milestone in the war in Iraq; more than 1,000 of America’s sons and daughters have now given their lives on behalf of their country, on behalf of freedom, the war on terror,” Kerry said as he arrived in Cincinnati on a campaign stop.

Putin ‘Gets It’

It appears the Reuters/Michael Moore ‘freedom fighters’ crowd pissed off Mr. Putin:

Mr Putin was answering questions from an international group of Russian specialists and journalists, including The Independent, at his residence at Novo Ogarevo, outside Moscow. In a wide-ranging conversation, which lasted for three and a half hours and ended only after midnight, Mr Putin said that Russia was quite prepared to show flexibility towards the rebellious region of Chechnya in future, but “not with those who do not stop at shooting children”.

His fists clenched, he said: “No one has the right to advise us to talk to people like that. I don’t advise you to meet Bin Laden, invite him to Brussels and Nato or the White House, hold talks with him, and let him dictate what he wants so that he will then leave you alone. But you tell us that we should talk to everyone, including child-killers.”

Kerry War Watch

If you look to the right, I have installed the Kerry War Watch to help keep up with Kerry’s position on the war in Iraq. Thanks to MommaBear for the design.

I will update daily as necessary.

Weird World of Josh Marshall

So Bush wishes Clinton well at a rally, the crowd of partisans cheers, and the AP lies and claims that the crowd booed. Finally, the facts come out, and a correction is made. What bothers Josh Marshall?

Karen Hughes went totally apesh-t at the AP when that dispatch hit the wire.

She stormed up the bleachers and starting screaming at the AP writer (who took it in stride). “They didn’t boo! Were you and I in the same rally! What is this crap?” or something along those lines (it was loud in there). The AP writer then canvassed his colleagues, who all said they hadn’t heard any boos.

Say what you want about McClellan (“dreadful briefer,” “talking points only”), I don’t think he’s ever screamed at a reporter…

The blatant fabrication and out and out lie doesn’t bother Marshall. Hughes yelling to get the lie exposed does. Telling.

Another Whopper Unchecked

Just to keep you up to date, as of this week-end, John Kerry is against the War in Iraq. Meanwhile, he is still telling some gems (via Tom Maquire):

Asked his timetable for pulling troops out of Iraq, Mr. Kerry told a few hundred people in Canonsburg, Pa.: “My goal would be to get them home in my first term. And I believe that can be done.” He said he would make it clear that “we do not have long-term designs to maintain bases and troops in Iraq.”

Mr. Kerry has said he could replace most, but not all, American troops with foreign forces within four years by offering new inducements to other countries.

Three questions:

1.) What inducements.

2.) What countries?

3.) What troops?

Me Either

I confess. I don’t know what the hell he meant, either.

The Usual Suspects

What would an organization like Iraq Veterans against the War be like without a character like the ubiquitious Jimmy Massey. Thank goodness he is there.

Idiocy or Honesty

I am not sure why Tim Blair is being so hard on James Wolcott.

We should be applauding Wolcott’s honesty. After all, other people having to live with the consequences of the ideas and sentiments of the limousine class that resides in Manhattan is what liberalism is all about.


Just got back from the theatre, where I saw Ying xiong, Aka Hero.

I recommend it. Absolutely stunning sound and sights.

On minor complaint- somone actually went and complained that the movie was too loud. About 1/3 of the way through the movie, the theatre turned the sound down so low that all you could hear was the audience breathing and chewing popcorn. Iwent and told the attendant that the volume was absurd, so they turned it back up. Some fat lady then started bitching and got up and left in a huff.

Note to folks- movies are designed to play 85dB, mixed at that level for optimum viewing and hearing. If that is too loud for your delicate senses, wait until it comes out on DVD. Or buy your own theatre.

I am so sick of so many members of our society thinking the whole damned world revolves around them. The movie is too loud for one person, so she tries to ruin the movie experience for EVERYONE else. Jerk.