Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Chinese Love The Clintons?

In a report by the WSJ, the Chinese are heavily favoring Hillary Clinton to win.

Anyone wonder why?

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, May 23 [1998]) -- Republicans are keeping up the pressure on President Bill Clinton to explain questions about possible links between 1996 Democratic campaign contributions and decisions to share U.S. satellite technology with the Chinese government.

In the weekly GOP radio address Saturday, Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., said "the administration needs to provide Americans with direct and full answers to important questions about all of this."

"How did it come about that highly sensitive technical information was given to the Chinese? Why did the president ignore the national security experts who counseled against this deal? What damage has been done to our national security?" Goss asked.

"We know that Chinese officials chose to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 1996 re-election of the Clinton administration. What we don't know is what they expected to gain from that investment," Goss said.

The Clinton's took illegal campaign contributions from the Chinese in 1996...and I'll be darned if Hillary didn't take illegal contributions from the Chinese this cycle.

Also, The Cassandra Page took a more in depth look in 2005 at the findings of the congressional reports.

"He'll Be An Engineer"


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

News You Won't Hear In The News March 25th, 2008

There was a recent story about the reduction in news stories about Iraq these days. At this time last year, 23% of news stories were about Iraq. During late 2006 and early 2007, the outlook wasn't good. Then the surge deployed, and over the last 5 or 6 months there have not been more than 40 US troop deaths.

With that reduction, the air time dedicated to Iraq has since dropped to 1% of total airtime since the beginning of the new year. Even HuffPo admits the surge is working stating;
From a journalist's standpoint, the story hasn't changed for several months. The American "surge" appears to have made progress, and while Iraq is hardly safe, pockets of the country are much safer than before.

It's possible to pinpoint the exact week that the switch turned off. The war averaged 30 minutes per week of coverage last year on the three network evening newscasts up until Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the U.S. forces, testified in September about the surge's progress, according to news consultant Andrew Tyndall. In the last 15 weeks of the year, the broadcasts collectively spent four minutes per week on the war.
But there are still stories to tell in Iraq. Michael Yon has been reporting in Iraq since at least 2005, and has an open policy about his reporting. Any news agency is free to use his dispatches AT NO COST, and yet not a single report has been published by any of the mass media. This latest one is one that needs to be looked at. Here is an inspiring piece from it (emphasis mine);

Al Qaeda is still trying to spin Iraq into civil war, but whereas in 2005-2006 al Qaeda was succeeding, today al Qaeda is being shredded.

An Iraqi officer near Sinjar told me that recently a group of perhaps twenty “jihadists,” many of them foreign, descended on a Nineveh village. The Iraqi officer said the terrorists killed some adults and two babies. One baby they murdered was 15 days old.

Until recently, such terror attacks inside Iraq could have coerced the village into sheltering Al Qaeda. Yet this time, the “jihadists” got an unexpected reception. Local men grabbed their rifles and poured fire on the demons, slaughtering them. Nineteen terrorists were destroyed. Times have changed for al Qaeda here. Too many Iraqis have decided they are not going to take it anymore. Al Qaeda in Iraq is still fighting, and they are tough and wily, but al Qaeda Central seems to realize there are easier targets elsewhere, perhaps in Europe, where many people demonstrate weakness in the face of terror.

This type of story NEEDS to be heard by more people.

H/T: Jawa Report

Another Hillary Defector?

This time it's the media that for 8 years was the trustworthy friend of the Clintons. Now they've turned their backs on them late in the game.

Wow, this is getting good!

Favorite quote:
Who knows if she mis-remembered, misspoke, exaggerated...whatever. It makes the case for Senator Obama that all this experience that she's been talking about is at least partly her imagination.

Hot Air's got the video as well, as well as the Clinton Spin Machine at work on the "mistake."

UPDATE: Since the original story went viral on You Tube, CBS followed up on the initial report and stuck it to Hillary even more!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Super Delegates?

With all the Democrat Primary news there's a lot of talk going around about "Super Delegates."

But what the heck are they?

Mr. Right at TRP has an...animated...look at the Democrat Super Delegates that's worth a look.

Hehe, Aquaman. ROFL!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cardinal Rule: Don't F#$% With The People That Handle Your Food

Waiting is on Comedy Central right now, and I had forgotten how much that movie makes it so you're never brave enough to complain about your food at a restaurant...EVER!

It's so funny, but having worked in them for a few years in high school, all the jokes are that much funnier because they can be ever so true.

If you've ever seen the movie, then I'm sorry for bringing back the memories of the "Special Prep" given to some of the food. Let me make it up to you with this...Emmanuelle Chriqui (a.k.a. the lesbian bartender).


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Quote Of The Day

If he indeed is a former Marine (Which I think he is), I feel bad for Rob Riggle, a correspondent for The Daily Show. He went to Berkly, CA to cover Code Pink's protest of the Marines. Here's an actual dialogue between Rob and a Code Pink-o.

Protester: It is our responsibility as the public to shut this station down. To shut this recruiting station down.
[Another protester tells that Code Pink "is about free speech"]
It's very important to protect free speech, and so we clearly have the right to be here.

Rob: If only there was an organization that was...sworn to defend that free speech.

Protester: Wouldn't that be great

Wow. Seriously. WOW.

H/T: Hot Air

Monday, March 10, 2008

A Democrat Gets Caught Up In A Sex Scandal

After lambasting the Republican Party for Larry Craig's and Mark Foley's involvement in sex scandals, Democrats are having to chew on their own words as New York's Democrat Governor Eliot Spitzer admitted in a conference that he had spent thousands on a high-end call girl.

He is expected to step down and Lt. Gov. David Paterson will step in, possibly as early as tonight.

As a thought, it's ironic how the thing that politicians stand up for the most is the thing that they fall to later.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Congrats to Kyle Busch for not only winning the first ever COT race in Bristol last year, but now, this year he has given Toyota their first Sprint Cup Victory at the Kobalt Tools 500 in Atlanta.