Friday, March 31, 2006

Kool-aid anyone?

President Bush said Wednesday that Saddam Hussein, not continued U.S. involvement in Iraq, is responsible for ongoing sectarian violence that is threatening the formation of a democratic government. In response to critics who say the U.S. presence in the wartorn nation is fueling the insurgency, Bush said that Saddam was a tyrant and used violence to exacerbate sectarian divisions to keep himself in power, and that as a result, deep tensions persist to this day. (AP)
What do you think is the chief cause of ongoing sectarian violence in Iraq - ongoing U.S. involvement in the country, or the legacy of Saddam Hussein?

Saddam's legacy 36% => 2252 votes

U.S. involvement 29% => 1815 votes

Both are equally to blame 30% => 1909 votes

I'm not sure 3% => 224 votes
Current number of voters: 6200

From John at AmericaBlog

You simply can't sit back, hug a tree and sing cumbaya in your Birkenstocks by the campfire and expect the crystal fairy to hand you your civil rights and your country back.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

I'm occasionally reassured.

Do you think the U.S. should establish long-term military bases in Iraq?

Yes 25% => 2606 votes

No 69% => 6962 votes

I'm not sure 4% => 484 votes
Current number of voters: 10052

Today's Quote - Joshua Micah Marshall

He's set on a destructive course, laced with corruption and fed by extremism. And he mistakenly believes that stubborness and ignorance constitute a virtue he calls 'leadership'.


Thursday, March 16, 2006

I hate to tell Auntie Pinko this

But American audiences are shallow myopic selfish ADD victims!

"Even well-intentioned journalists are often betrayed by a relentless focus on playing to a conventional wisdom that depicts American audiences as shallow, myopic, selfish individuals with short attention spans and an appetite for the sensational."

Link here

I comment at AmericaBlog

The exchange between F&L and gorilla is a great example of what's happening among Dems in general. Here we have a pacifist who would refuse to kill on principle ( a position I'm quite sympathetic toward) countered by someone who would actually like to regain control of where the country is headed so we can bring this madness to an end! In order to do that, we need to take a bite out of the center, which of course means a> not appearing weak b> acknowleging that most people in our military feel that they are honestly and morally defending our nation c>not set ourselves up to be caricatured.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Today's Quote - The Green Knight

Personally, I no longer give a crap whether people respect my beliefs or not. If they do, they do, and if they don't there's very little I can do to change their minds. Ultimately, it comes down to personality type, perhaps. Some people don't like the Beatles. What are you gonna do?

Monday, March 13, 2006

My e-mail to Russ Feingold

I, unfortunatly am not a constituent of yours but I do wish to write in support of your censure resolution. The effort our President is exerting to make the executive branch unaccountable to the American people will have ramifications far beyond any one person's term in office. I am grateful for your efforts to bring this to the attention of the American Public.

Friday, March 10, 2006

My stolen quote for today

"People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution; they don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible," he said.

Jamie Raskin

via Preemptive Karma