Thursday, November 04, 2004


The people of the United States have chosen a humble, sincere and moderate man to be their President again. Great to see both a solid red heartland and Bush ahead by a few million in the popular vote as well! My favourite media comment of the night? When the map was already very red, Dan Rather said: "Nobody is saying that Bush is not going to win this". How grudging can you get? The best comment from my readers so far? "The only shocking thing is that 48% of Americans could bring themselves to vote for that freak of nature, the gigolo"

And Daschle was defeated too. What a great bonus!

There were a lot of conservative bloggers and pundits who abandoned President Bush in the last six months or so. I wonder how all the anti-Bushies (Left and Right) feel now? I think the Leftists in particular should be conceding that GWB was right. In their amoral perspective, right and wrong is DEFINED in terms of power. The backpedalling among anti-Bush conservatives should be amusing too. And it's particularly nice for it to be clear that GWB owes his victory to the people, who voted for him despite huge opposition from the pundits and would-be manipulators in the media who think that they know it all. Reality has overcome theory, spin and lies.

And what about all those loonies who have been saying that GWB's policies are all the work of the "neocons"? I wonder if it might now occur to them that GWB did what he did because it was the right thing to do? Over half the American voting population seems to think he did. But I guess the people are just "rabble" to conspiracy theorists -- "manipulated" by those devilishly cunning Jewish neocons. It was exactly such paranoid thinking that started Hitler off. Read Chapter 2 of Mein Kampf if you doubt it. But I have commented at some length on the neocon myth previously.

Let me predict the predominant Leftist spin on this election result. It will be that: "Osama bin Laden won it for Bush". There is of course a glimmer of truth in that. GWB kept saying that Osama and his minions were a threat while the idiotic John Kerry kept denying it (insofar as anybody could work out what Kerry was saying). And then Osama popped up on TV saying: "I am a threat". That it was actually Kerry's denial of the obvious that made Osama's statement noteworthy will not be mentioned. The crazies will even say that Bush was "in cahoots" with bin Laden -- and bin Laden is really a Jew, of course.



Good news from the Australian elections too: The Christian party has finally squeaked into our Senate, squeezing out the Greenies. "The fledgling Family First Party today made political history by winning a Senate seat. Steve Fielding was announced the winner of the final Victorian Senate place by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) about 12.15pm (AEDT) today. He emerged victorious after the distribution of final preferences by the AEC, more than three weeks after the October 9 poll. Mr Fielding, a manager with a superannuation fund, is the first person to be elected to federal parliament from the Christian-aligned Family First, which contested its first federal poll this year.... Flanked by his wife Susan and three children immediately after hearing the result, Mr Fielding declared it a historic victory. "This is an historic occasion in Australian political history with Family First being elected to the federal parliament in the Senate."

Historian Paul Johnson is good on the lessons from Iraq. One excerpt: "We have been reminded that France is not to be trusted at any time, on any issue. The British have learned this over 1,000 years of acrimonious history, but it still comes as a shock to see how badly the French can behave, with their unique mixture of shortsighted selfishness, long-term irresponsibility, impudent humbug and sheer malice. Americans are still finding out--the hard way--that loyalty, gratitude, comradeship and respect for treaty obligations are qualities never exhibited by French governments. All they recognize are interests, real or imaginary. French support always has to be bought. What the Americans and British now have to decide is whether formal alliances that include France as a major partner are worth anything at all, or if they are an actual encumbrance in times of danger".

Dennis Prager has some short sharp answers to a bit of superficial Leftist cleverness called: "Things You Have to Believe to Vote Republican Today." Three excerpts: "No Christian I have ever talked to ever said that either Jesus or they hate homosexuals. Only demagogues confuse opposition to same-sex marriage with hatred of homosexuals" and "Few big businesses have the best interests of the public at heart. No conservative has ever argued otherwise. But liberals believe that big government and big unions do" and "it is entirely dishonorable to charge President Bush with lying about WMDs in Iraq. Everyone, including Democrats and the intelligence services of Russia, Britain and France, believed Saddam Hussein had them. It is the great lie of our time that President Bush lied about WMDs in Iraq. To act upon the knowledge one has at the time is not a lie. It is the behavior of a responsible leader."

Myths about the Crusades : "The Crusaders were not unprovoked aggressors, greedy marauders or medieval colonialists, as portrayed in some history books. In fact, Thomas Madden, chair of St. Louis University's history department and author of "A Concise History of the Crusades," contests that the Crusaders were a defensive force that did not profit from their ventures by earthly riches or land.... From the time of Mohammed, Muslims had sought to conquer the Christian world. They did a pretty good job of it, too. After a few centuries of steady conquests, Muslim armies had taken all of North Africa, the Middle East, Asia Minor and most of Spain. In other words, by the end of the 11th century the forces of Islam had captured two-thirds of the Christian world. Palestine, the home of Jesus Christ; Egypt, the birthplace of Christian monasticism; Asia Minor, where St. Paul planted the seeds of the first Christian communities -- these were not the periphery of Christianity but its very core. And the Muslim empires were not finished yet. They continued to press westward toward Constantinople, ultimately passing it and entering Europe itself. As far as unprovoked aggression goes, it was all on the Muslim side. At some point what was left of the Christian world would have to defend itself or simply succumb to Islamic conquest".

Inborn differences. How awful! "Healthy infants older than three months who cry incessantly for no apparent reason may be at risk for lower IQ and behavior problems in their childhood years, new study findings suggest.... This prolonged crying after the colic stage was associated with poorer results on tests that measured cognitive development both in infancy and at 5 years old, Rao and his colleagues report in Archives of Disease in Childhood. At 6 months of age, for example, infants with prolonged crying scored nearly five points lower on an intelligence test than those in the comparison group, who did not show any signs of colic at any age, and lower than those whose colic did not persist beyond three months. At 5 years old, the prolonged criers had lower performance and verbal IQ scores than the comparison group, and also performed worse on tests measuring eye-hand coordination, the report indicates. These children were also more likely to be hyperactive and to have discipline problems than their peers".

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH and SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here


That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftists is perfectly shown by the Kerry campaign. They have put up a man whose policies seem to be 99% the same as George Bush's even though they have previously disagreed violently with those policies. "Whatever it takes" is their rule.

Leftists are phonies. For most of them all that they want is to sound good. They don't care about doing good. That's why they do so much harm. They don't really care what the results of their policies are as long as they are seen as having good intentions

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