Sunday, July 23, 2006

Moron of the Week From Bizzaro Hartmann Side

Posted 22 July 2006 11:05
That's interesting, because I was listening to Thom yesterday morning on the Middle East, on Israel in particular, in response to an insightful caller, and I thought Thom was disappointingly wishy washy. Israel is definitely the oppressor with respect to Palestinians, there is no getting around this obvious fact. That doesn't justify Palestinian suicide bombers, either. But Thom presented it from the Israeli perspective to the effect that they are surrounded by all these hostile Arabs that want to wipe it out. In 1950 or 1960 one could make that case. But the Israeli govt. knows damn well it is a military superpower, the second most powerful military in the world, and its survival is not threatened and has not been threatened for a long time. So let's stop pretending otherwise, Thom. Are there some who fear that Israel is in imminent danger of being wiped out? Undoubtedly, but they are not the policymakers, not the knowledgeable ones.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Here is what Thom, Turbin Durbin and their ilk want for America

7 soldiers killed, 2 snatched in Hezbollah border attacks

By Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff, Jack Khoury and Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondents, and Agencies

Seven Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed and two others were abducted Wednesday in attacks by guerillas from the militant Hezbollah organization.

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday evening that a prisoner exchange was the only way to secure the release of the soldiers, who he said were being held in a "secure and remote" location.

"No military operation will return them," Nasrallah told a news conference in Beirut. "The prisoners will not be returned except through one way: indirect negotiations and a trade."

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Where's Criminal McKinney?

McKinney Fails To Show Up At Two Debates

Sunday, July 09, 2006

And the Winner of the Dumbest Lib Over in

It took a while for the judges to make their decision in such a target rich tard environment; but the winner is actually one of the moderators of the site. And the "winner" is:

bill king Moderator

Posted 09 July 2006 08:34
Did you know that just over the past 11 quarters, dating back to the June 2003 Bush tax cuts, America has increased the size of its entire economy by 20 percent? In less than three years, the U.S. economic pie has expanded by $2.2 trillion

Did you know that just over the past 11 quarters, dating back to the June 2003 Bush tax cuts, America has increased the size of its entire debt by 20 percent? In less than three years, the U.S. debt has expanded by $1.7 trillion

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Mind of a Global Warming Chicken Little

David Hosansky
UCAR Communications
Telephone: (303) 497-8611

BOULDER—A new analysis of satellite data collected since the late 1970s from the lowest few miles of the atmosphere indicates a global temperature rise of about one-third of a degree Fahrenheit between 1979 and 1999. The results are at odds with previous analyses that show virtually no warming in the satellite record over the 20-year period.

1/3rd of a degree over 20 years? How are the results at odds with the statement "virtually no warming"? I'd say that .016 degrees a year qualifies as "virtually no".

Wonder why they only pick that 20 years? Bet is that if they used the past 100 years, there would be 0.000 increase in temps.


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Post of the Week

Gnarlodious Posted 28 June 2006 07:14

When Iranian revolutionaries stormed the American embassy and took hundreds of hostages Jimmy Carter staggered, and 25 years later Iran is still a thorn in our side. The reasonable conclusion is that Iran should have been invaded and straightened out, but instead we encouraged their methods. Even Ronald Reagan failed to deal with the problem, further exacerbating their noncompliance with dirty weapons deals that made him look good in the short term.

Even though Israel pulled out and gave the Gaza Palestinians their own autonomous nation, they still aspire to attack Israel. Just like what happened with Iran, bargaining and whining will only encourage them to attack even more. Of course, when Israel uses a heavy hand they will be condemned by the world antisemites, so no matter what they do they are called big meanies.

Regardless of any political considerations, the Israelis will act in their own self interest, as is their right to do. All the Palestinians get out of the deal is more isolation and destruction. They are a violent and assaultive people, and as long as they fulfill the legacy of Yassir Arafat they are condemned to be losers