Friday, May 30, 2008


I recently met Bob Dole for the first time. He is a delightful and witty man and I must admit that, as cynical as I usually am about politicians - he dazzled me. Now confirmation of how smart the Senator continues to be, he has sent off this email to Scott McClellan (and I LOVE it):


There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don't have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues. No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique.

In my nearly 36 years of public service I've known of a few like you. No doubt you will "clean up" as the liberal anti-Bush press will promote your belated concerns with wild enthusiasm. When the money starts rolling in you should donate it to a worthy cause, something like, "Biting The Hand That Fed Me." Another thought is to weasel your way back into the White House if a Democrat is elected. That would provide a good set up for a second book deal in a few years.

I have no intention of reading your "exposé" because if all these awful things were happening, and perhaps some may have been, you should have spoken up publicly like a man, or quit your cushy, high profile job. That would have taken integrity and courage but then you would have had credibility and your complaints could have been aired objectively. You're a hot ticket now but don't you, deep down, feel like a total ingrate?


Good going Senator Dole. You are an underappreciated treasure these days, aren't you?!

The marvelous Pam of Blogmeister, U.S.A. is turning 29 today! She is a good friend, a wonderful writer and an all around terrific person - so we should all celebrate that she is here among us, making a positive difference.

Happy birthday, dear lady!

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Wexler: McClellan Must Testify Under Oath Before House Judiciary Committee
Former White House Aide's Revelations Make Out Case for Obstruction of Justice by Rove and Libby in Valerie Plame Case

(Washington, DC) Today Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) called for former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath regarding the devastating revelations made in his new book on the Bush Administration’s deliberate efforts to mislead the American people into the Iraq War.

“The admissions made by Scott McClellan in his new book are earth-shattering and allege facts to establish that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby – and possibly Vice President Cheney - conspired to obstruct justice by lying about their role in the Plame Wilson matter and that the Bush Administration deliberately lied to the American people in order to take us to war in Iraq. Scott McClellan must now appear before the House Judiciary Committee under oath to tell Congress and the American people how President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, and White House officials deliberately orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in Iraq to the American people.”

This is – to put it bluntly – just so much self-serving bullshit by Wexler. For those with short memories, it has been well established that RICHARD ARMITAGE leaked Valerie Plame’s identity to Robert Novak. It is also well established that Ms. Plame was NOT an undercover operative. What about this is difficult to understand?

As to the other charges in McClellan’s book, let’s run this down:

Karl Rove and Scooter Libby worked right across the hall from each other and had mutual administrative concerns – so of course they conferred together frequently and about a lot of things. Co-workers talking to each other – now there’s a conspiracy for you! McClellan was absolutely detested and denigrated by the entire White House Press Corps because he’s a dunderhead! Now, suddenly they are canonizing him? After he writes a book that excoriates his former employer that is published by a company with demonstrable ties to George Soros? Anyone see a pattern here?

Was not Scott McClellan questioned by the powers-that-be during the investigation of the entire leak kerfuffle? So is he now admitting that he lied to those investigators then and is now telling the truth? Can you spell contempt of court?

McClellan was the press secretary – not a policy maker. As such, it is highly unlikely that he had access to anything even remotely relating to decisions to go to war in Iraq. Furthermore, he is already having problems keeping his story straight during his interviews on the air. In front of a Congressional Committee? He will make such a complete ass of himself that George Soros’ latest attempt to destroy the American Republic will fail – again.

Move along folks. Nothing to see here!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


That's right - 31 years ago today, this world was graced by the arrival of Aaron Matthew Arnwine! What a special human person he has been, practically from the first.

Happy birthday dear lad. And many more to come.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Americans will take time this Memorial Day to remember those who have given what Lincoln called "the full measure of devotion" to protect our freedoms, here in Washington it is politics as usual. And as someone whose paternal ancestors fought and died in every single conflict since the Revolutionary War, I am outraged, incensed and disgusted at what is going on. Furthermore, as someone whose maternal ancestors left a comfortable and secure life in Europe in search of better opportunity and stability here in this country and sacrificed their health, both physical and financial to provide the dream of liberty to their children, I am appalled.

Congress this week found time to reinterpret (incorrectly) the Constitution – which is not their job – and tried to slip a veto override onto a bill that had not even been passed by them before the President (rightly) vetoed it. Oops, sorry folks. Just another little bit of completely inept behavior from what has proven to be the most useless members in my (long) memory of the House of Representatives under the most completely incompetent Speaker of the House, Her Majesty Nancy Pelosi (D-Botox). Of course, Congress did find time to honor a college basketball team, Arnold Palmer, and Frank Sinatra but then went home for a two-week vacation without funding American troops in combat, putting even the paychecks of our soldiers in jeopardy.

That's bad enough, now this video surfaces in which Rep. Paul Kanjorski, a leading congressional liberal, admits that Democrats lied to the public on the War in Iraq to win control of Congress. If you are not outraged, there is something seriously wrong and you deserve the ineffective representation you are receiving.

Here’s the deal. THEY work for US. Despite their demonstrated beliefs to the contrary, WE are the employers of these clowns. And in the immortal words of Carrie Bradshaw, “There is nothing scarier than a clown!”

My suggestion – fire the bastards. Every last one of them is up for re-election in November. Haven’t we suffered enough?!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Laura Litvan Wed May 21, 8:10 AM ET

May 21 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Edward Kennedy's brain cancer will, for now, deprive Democrats of one of their strongest legislative leaders and presidential candidate Barack Obama of his most iconic supporter.

So the ineffectual, big talking but essentially wussy Dems cannot make their agenda work without Senator Edward Moore Kennedy?

Gee guys, you must be really proud of yourselves, eh? You have a 51 to 49 "majority" but with Senators Obama and Clinton endlessly out on the road campaigning for another job, that says that the math comes down to 49-49. You can't always count on Senator Lieberman since he displays both brain and common sense almost all the time. And then there's Dick Cheney to break ties and given the foul untruthful rhetoric directed at him for many years by all y'all, of course he'd be all in a lather to help you out, right? Dream on.

Karma's a bitch, doncha think?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


"I have been fortunate to see the character of Israel up close. I have touched the Western Wall, seen the sun reflected in the Sea of Galilee, I have prayed at Yad Vashem. And earlier today, I visited Masada, an inspiring monument to courage and sacrifice. At this historic site, Israeli soldiers swear an oath: “Masada shall never fall again.” Citizens of Israel: Masada shall never fall again, and America will be at your side."

George W. Bush, President of the United States of America
Address to the Knesset on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary
of the Founding of the State of Israel

Unless, of course, Barack Hussein Obama is elected to succeed our great and good President Bush.

I would refer you to this post at the excellent Sweetness & Light blog for some illumination on what a good American Senator Edward Moore Kennedy is not!

UPDATE: We now know that Senator Edward Kennedy has brain cancer. And while I would wish nobody the kind of stress and pain that accompanies that diagnosis, particularly for the family, I cannot find it in my heart of hearts to wail for Senator Kennedy himself. I have a good friend whose husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor several months ago and the burden on the family is gigantic. So I will pray for Senator Kennedy's family as they shoulder this burden, but for Senator Kennedy himself, it's hard for me to muster a whole lot of sympathy, considering the lives he has damaged, ruined or just plain ended during his lifetime.

Friday, May 16, 2008


"Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,” the President said to the country’s legislative body, “We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.” George W. Bush, May 15, 2008

Predictably, the left wingnuts in the Democratic Party are screaming like stuck pigs. No kiddies, this was not defamation of character, it was definition of lack of character – and you’ve proven GWB’s point by proclaiming that it is your own cowardly, seditious, un-American selves being described by our great and good President.

You ought to be ashamed of yourselves, but you haven’t even got the stones for that, do you? Bunch of whining infantile morons is what you are. And you actually think you are capable of running this country? Give me a flipping break!


The always insightful Anchoress has some thoughts newly posted yesterday that are worth your time and attention. Among them:

No, I’m not bitter; I’m just tired of the nonsense; I’m tired of elected officials hog-tying America’s potential and capabilities for an unproven climate scam, I’m tired of a house and senate incapable of doing anything beyond spiting each other and obstructing any sort of change or progress on issues from energy, to education to social security to illegal (and legal) immigration. I’m tired of watching the nation simply roll over and accept the argument that the solution to anything is “more government and more bureaucracy” instead of simply rejecting that notion outright. I’m tired of being told that America wants and needs the sort of socialized medicine that is bringing supplemental-insurance purchasing Canadians down to the lower 48, and bringing Britain to her knees, rather than even attempting real-market reform, and I’m tired of not liking any of these candidates for president. It’s been a very long campaign season - it began right after the November ‘06 elections - and it has been dreadfully uninspiring. I want a do-over and all-new candidates, preferably none of whom are professional, career politicians. I know I can’t have it. But it’s what I want. I’m not bitter, but damn, I gotta tell you…I’m not happy, either.

I agree with every single word she writes, and in this case, she is saying what I have long thought, only in kinder terms than perhaps I would use!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


From an article at Fox News election coverage, the following:
“Televangelist John Hagee, one of John McCain’s highest-profile supporters from the religious right, has apologized for calling the Roman Catholic Church “the great whore” and “the apostate church.”

In a letter Monday to Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights, Hagee wrote, “I want to express my deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.”
Hurtful? Hurtful? No, you ignorant buffoon, I found them insulting and infuriating, both a failure of logic and of intelligence. And I found your apology to be both insincere and politically motivated. You know you don’t mean one word of your apology. Vicious words such as the ones you uttered are not just some off the cuff example of “misspeaking” but rather a manifestation of a soul-deep bias.

The Catholic Church was been around for over 2,000 years. In that time, many John Hagee types have come - - and gone - - while the Catholic Church endures. And as a Catholic, I am insulted and offended and no, I do not accept your apology because it is insufficient and insincere and because some trifling apology does not take away in the slightest the illumination of your rather pathetic soul resulting from your ill-considered and stupid words. Pastor Hagee, the only thing you regret is that you were caught spouting your stupidities. Shame on you.

Monday, May 12, 2008


I am not, to my intense sorrow, anyone’s mother. It just was never in the cards for me, apparently. However, there is Sam the Magnificent, upon whom I dote!

Saturday, went to get my hands and feet groomed. At the nail shop, I was joined by dear Linda, who had big time designs on a trip to Macy’s. So she came to the nail shop and from there we drove across the parking lot into the Spotsylvania Mall parking lot and into the portion of it nearest Macy’s.

Now I am a sucker for kitchen stuff. Can’t get enough of it, even though it makes moving a nightmare. Makes getting settled a nightmare as well! So of course we entered the store through the housewares department and of course they had masses of stuff on sale at enormous discounts. So it goes without saying that I am now the proud possessor of a 3 qt. stainless steel soup pot ($39.99 value, just $12.99 – how could I pass that up?) that just happens to match the rest of my stainless steel cookware! Linda got herself some new size 6 slacks and one top. She seems to be evaporating before my eyes!

After we got our shopping fix, off we went to the Massaponax Mall to the Red Robin where we indulged in Southwest Burgers – so good they ought to be illegal. And that doesn’t even consider the blueberry/pomegranate limeade they serve with endless refills! Yummy for days! Then SuperTarget for grocery/incidentals shopping (needed a double curtain rod and I just knew they would have it – which they did). All in all, a very productive, delicious and fun day! And we were home before the rain began (again), this time in earnest! Friday was a nightmare drive, to and from work.

All night Saturday night, it rained. Most of the day yesterday, it rained. All night last night, it rained. I know this for sure because Sam is terrified of rain and when it is raining, he is in my lap, curled in my arms when he can manage it but definitely within hugging distance at all times. He isn’t so terrified of thunder and lightning, but heavy rain puts him into an absolutely terrified frame of mind. My best guess is that during the 16 months between his actual birth and his “coming home” to me, he was left out in the rain far too many times. And while he has enhanced my life for 6 happy years, there was that initial 16 month period when nobody loved him, nobody really cared for him and nobody really wanted him. That isn’t something a kitty can outgrow apparently – despite my energetic efforts to show him how much he is now cherished. My sweet Sam. (Bear in mind, few people share my opinion of my beloved boy – he has a bad habit of biting people who come to our house – I don’t get a lot of company as a consequence, which is fine by me!)

Hope all of y'all had a great weekend.

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Cindy McCain is, quite properly in the circumstances, refusing to release copies of her tax returns, leading the ignorant twerp who is head of the Democratic National Committee to opine thus:

"What is John McCain trying to hide?" Dean said in a statement. "Throughout this campaign, he has acted like his own calls for openness and accountability apply to everyone but himself. Now he thinks he can bring that same double standard to the White House."

First of all, Howard, there is absolutely no requirement that ANY candidate release their financial records, it's just a custom. Secondly, Senator McCain and Mrs. McCain have kept their financial lives separate from one another for their entire thirty-year marriage. Therefore, Cindy McCain’s finances are none of anyone’s business. And Senator McCain isn't trying to hide anything. Like Cindy McCain, I believe that HER finances are none of your damned business and it's fairly certain that John McCain completely agrees!

I have to say, HoHo, that the fact that you are trying to make an issue of this non-issue displays a level of fear of John McCain I wasn’t aware existed. Don't you think it's past time you returned to your Vermont home and practiced the art of silence for a while?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


When you begin an enterprise that is based on a faulty premise, chances of real success are pretty dim. That is why this entire, seemingly endless primary campaign season is such a complete failure.

I mean think about it.


Did we get the nominee we wanted? Or did we get the nominee we deserved? Are Republicans going to support the nominee, regardless of whether or not we voted for him? Or will we array ourselves as enabling doormats so that we can continue the Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi debacle of the past two years, except without the moderation forced upon the lunatic left by a more sane president?

Sitting on your hands is simply NOT the answer, unless the answer you want is more, dangerously insane, liberal leftist policies.


What can I say? Out of nowhere came Barack Hussein Obama, perhaps the least qualified and most unfit candidate for president since the lamentable boob, James Earl Carter, Jr. This is completely equal opportunity folks. Where is it written that stupidity cannot afflict black politicians every bit as perniciously as white politicians?

The thing that was astonishing to me is that until Dumbo came along, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her sociopathic horndog consort seemed to be a lock for the nomination. At this writing it appears that she has lost the nomination entirely – although experience teaches us that with the Clintons, nothing is forever, much as we might wish otherwise.

It is unlikely that Herself would be willing to accept 2nd banana status to Senator Obama and, if he’s even remotely intelligent (which I question) he won’t want her as his vice president. Bad actuarial odds for him in that foolish decision, folks!

What these primaries should have been was the equivalent of a job interview for the most important job in this country, arguably the most important job in the world. And instead we have experienced the worst kind of overacted, poorly written soap opera in every bad sense of the world. The American networks present daytime drama 5 days a week – but that daytime fare is well written, well acted and reasonably literate. The political wars since November 2006 have been anything but. There has been pettiness, outright dishonesty, faulty memories (for a woman who is supposed to be the smartest in the world, HRC has a rotten memory and a vivid imagination) and longtime associations that reveal either unpleasant personal leanings, questionable moral judgment or unforgivable stupidity.

But enough about the Clinton marriage!

Seriously, Senator Obama’s choice of spiritual advisor is questionable, at the very least. And his friendships with Ayers and Rezko call both Obama’s ethics and judgment into question. The sad thing is, that even though the nomination race may technically be over, I have a feeling that the [nonexistent] Clinton "smear machine" will continue to pump out more and ever more unsavory revelations about just how utterly unsuited for public office Barack Hussein Obama actually is. In the first place, if he is the nominee (and it appears he will be), Hillary will certainly do everything in her power to prevent his election and in the process she will do absolutely everything in her power to bury him politically so that she, and only she, will be the viable nominee in 2012. She may not be as smart as she thinks she is, but she is twice as sly as people think.

I have said it before and I must repeat myself. This election is too damned important for us to screw up. Neither potential Democratic candidate is even remotely acceptable and, while not my first choice, at his worst Senator John McCain stands head and shoulders above either of them, so he has my reluctant vote. I believe that the future of our nation is at stake and that this decision is too significant for us to screw up.

It is well past the time to let our elected representatives know and understand that we don't work for them but rather, they work for us and that their jobs are on the line. The only way to do that is to throw out the most egregiously unsuitable of them. I don't know why John Murtha's dewlapped phiz keeps coming to mind, but there you have it! We need to make it emphatic to the people who work for us (a minor detail they prefer to forget it seems) that they are to tackle the things that WE deem important, in particular national security and the appointment of judges who know the difference between interpreting laws already on the books and staying out of the legislative arena altogether. Our Constitution is not a difficult document to understand, thus I do not understand the enormous amounts of feeble rationalization that swirls around it at every session of SCOTUS.

We have had a nice little system of government for over 230 years if we'd just quite screwing around with it. The American people are, despite the occasional appearance of a dopey character like Albert Gore, Jr., pretty sensible and quite sane. We don't need Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi to explain to us what our morality should be. We already know it. We know that global warming is just so much trifling nonsense. We know that border security is not in any way racist, but rather a prudent attempt to protect our nation from people who wish us harm, just as we always knew that presenting picture identification when you arrive to vote is simple sanity.

Have some of our politicians lost their minds? Probably. Some of them have agendas they would prefer we not decipher. Darned good thing that most of us are a lot smarter than they are and even more intelligent than they'd like to think!

Monday, May 05, 2008


Not that imposter who was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly. In an article quoting her lack of shame for her blatant plagiarism of someone else's plan, herself puts forth and then defends the following:

Clinton Says She’s “Unapologetic” Over Gas Tax Proposal

From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:SOUTH BEND, IND.

In the face of growing criticism from economists and some in her party, Hillary Clinton said she will not give up in her pursuit to temporarily eliminate the federal gas tax for the summer. “I am unabashed! I am unapologetic! I am going to fight for the middle class and I am going to take on the oil companies and everybody else who’s had it their way for way too long!” Clinton told a dismal crowd at an outdoor rally here.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is such a fantasizing cretin that it doesn't even bear thinking about. Hillzilla, you ignorant boob, JOHN McCAIN proposed this weeks ago!