Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sam's American Hot Sheet

The media actually reports something going well in the war in Iraq. Its about how the City of Fallujah is turning around, suicide bombings haven't happened in months and the citizenry appreciates the Marines. Wow! Maybe if we held on it this thing might start working.

John Stossel is taking on Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and the mis-truths and made up facts in it. First he talks with scientists who don't buy the global warming hysteria and whom are often threatened for having a dissenting view. In another piece, Stossel says that even if there is global warming that "Despite recent developments, man can't control the weather, much less the climate. "

Apparently Barack Obama doesn't believe in putting his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance. Even Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson show some respect for the flag.

Brent Bozell is apparently furious some schools are handing out birth control to 11 year olds. No doubt no one in their right mind thinks 11 year olds should be having sex. However having been an 11 year old once myself, I know it happens (not from personal experience mind you). So at least they need to be prepared should it happen. Though rather than easily giving out birth control they should be severly programmed as to why its just a really bad idea.

We've seen this before, liberal Democrats for some reason get a pass when making racial slurs. In this case there's no brouhaha over the fact that Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen used an offensive ethnic slur about the Chinese.

Despite a report by the oh so not conservative LA Times, all the mainstream media except for Fox News failed to report that the Clinton campaign received a significant number of large contributions from poor Chinese immigrants. Hmm, wonder how those poor people did that?

And finally, Radar is reporting that the author of a new book claims that RFK banged the widowed Jackie Kennedy. Writer C. David Heymann plans to drop that bombshell in a new book, "A Woman Named Jackie."

Monday, October 15, 2007

Al Gore To Run For President

At least that's the headline this old, dead Republican Mayor is predicting we will see soon.

He just won the Nobel Prize. He won an Oscar. What is there left for a 60 year old man to do?

With Hilary being the only real contender in the Democratic primary - and lots of liberals and environmentalists not real happy with her - You Can Call Me Al could be the savior they're looking for.

Al himself hasn't ruled it out; at the same time a number of major leave efforts are underway to draft the man who invented the internet to run for President in 2008.

That sound you just heard is the Clinton Campaign crapping their pants.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hillary's Five Grand Plan

Hillary Clinton has proposed that every child born in the United States should receive a $5000 bond which would earn interest over time, which they would receive at age 18 to finance a college education or make a down payment on a house (or throw a massive kegger?).

If the bond earns the current average of around 3.6% and compounded daily, after 18 years the kid could cash out at $9,558.26

This is just more of the socialism that Democrats want to serve up.

One is reminded of the following phrase - though there is disagreement and uncertainty as to who said it:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. "

Keep voting yourself those benefits!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sam's American Hot Sheet for Wednesday

Tim Graham comments at NewsBusters about bigoted, one-sided reporting on illegal immigration in The Washington Post. Graham paints the article as "another set of sympathetic portraits of hard-working Latinos who weep on street curbs over how they're hated by the Angry Caucasian Menace," and points out that anti-illegal immigration advocates are mentioned only in passing.

He hasn't been in office for nearly 35 years and been dead for over 10 but apparently ABC News thinks it's news that Richard Nixon thought that now Presidential candidate and then thirty-something Watergate prosecutor Fred Thompson was "dumb as hell."

There may be blood in the water surrounding the re-election prospects of Alaska's antique GOP Senator, Ted Stevens. Stevens who has been controversial recently for his pork barrel bridge to nowhere and other corruption allegations is considered vulnerable on both his right and left flank. The leading Democratic contender is 45 year old Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich and on the Republican side is ever popular Alaska Governor Sarah Palin - though a number of folks are boosting the attractive, tough fisted 43 year old as a potential GOP Vice Presidential nominee.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sam's American Hot Sheet

John Seiler blogs E.J. Dionne's silly idea to ask Republicans to support a tax to keep the war going. Dionne is apparently thinking that Republicans should be forced to put their money where their mouth is on keeping the war going.

Supposedly tolerant liberal wags would totally jump at the chance that Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice is supposedly gay. They've seized on the fact that Rice co-owns a home with another woman as evidence Condi plays for the other team. Turns out that Rice's fellow property owner is a radical liberal Stanford professor and longtime friend - Randy Bean - who bought the home with Rice as an income property; neither of them live there. Indeed Bean says she's such a lefty that she would never be in the closet were she actually gay.

To left leaning MSNBC pundits such as Lynne Cheney who speak on behalf of Republican Presidential candidate Fred Thompson are spinning. Warner Todd Houston wonders if the same description would be given to Oprah's boosting of Barack Obama.

Justin McCarthy blogs on Bill Sammon's Fox News Channel report that Hillary Clinton has hired document stealer and former national security advisor Sandy Berger to her team - and the mainstream media's lack of coverage of such. Indeed, both McCarthy and Sammon wonder what would happen if one of the Republican candidates were to hire Scooter Libby.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Hotties Could Save Republican Party

Usually Republicans are wizzened old white guys with the charisma of a wet blanket. But perhaps not for much longer as young, talented, strong, intelligent Republican hotties are coming on the scene.

We've talked before about Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Enormously popular, the 43 year old Republican has fought back against dinosaur, tax and spend Republicans in her home state and there's no doubt she could do the same at the national level. Many speculate that Palin could easily challenge bridge to nowhere builder Republican Senator Ted Stevens but a grassroots movement is growing to encourage consideration of Palin as a potential GOP Vice Presidential candidate.

Palin who has what is probably the highest approval rating of any politician in America at 84% has shaken up the GOP old boys club in Alaska, putting a stop to pork barrel politics and ending old sweetheart deals. She even put an end to the bridge to nowhere; killing what some considered to be the poster child for Congressional pork.

Some pundits who like Palin think she needs more experience. However some of her supporters posit that were Palin a male and a Democrat, she'd be considered the next JFK. Indeed, she has more executive experience and is of the same generation as Barack Obama.

Another young, female GOP power player of late is Jeri Kehn Thomspon, 41. The former media consultant and Republican National Committee staffer is considered to be the svengali behind her Presidential candidate husband, Fred Dalton Thompson. As the Thompson campaign kicks into high gear, Mrs. Thompson has become more prominent.

The Republican Party could be revived by turning leadership over to youngsters such as Palin and Thompson. Sure, Thompson's husband is the candidate and yet another wizzened old white guy, but should he be elected there certainly is a model for a first lady to follow to a political career of her own. Given that both Palin and Thompson are of my generation I agree its high time to turn things over to their peers.

By the way before any of you go nuts, when I refer to Palin and Mrs. Thompson being hotties, its the whole package, not just their looks. It refers more to a state of mind, intelligence and ability. Indeed, if Palin or Thompson were just clerks at the Piggly Wiggly, they'd probably just be considered of average attractiveness. Indeed, Henry Kissinger may have been correct when he said power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.