Friday, September 03, 2004

Gone again

I will be gone again for all of next week. If I find some internet access I will try to post a little bit. Thanks for reading!

Bush Speech

You can find the text. There are just to many good lines to try to include them all here.

I believe that Bush put on one of his best performances. He covered all the issues that were needed to be covered. I wish he would have stayed on domestic issues more, and I don’t like growing the government, but at least he has a real plan and a direction. Kerry seems like a box of Chocolates you never know what your going to get. I am sure Kerry is upset about the speech, but I am not sure what he is going to do about it except whine and lie. I am waiting for a bounce I can only hope happens. Did Bush blow me away? No. Did I hear what I expected to here? Yes. Am I disappointed? Maybe just a little. I was hoping for more energy, a even more upbeat delivery, a speech that made me want to clap and get out of my seat. It was not a bad speech by any means, I just wanted more.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Want a Night! WOW!

Quotes of Zell Miller from Yahoo!

Quotes of Dick Cheney from All American Patriots:

The clear answer to that question has placed me in this hall with you tonight. For my family is more important than my party. There is but one man to whom I am willing to entrust their future and that man's name is George Bush

What has happened to the party I've spent my life working in?

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. It was Democratic President Harry Truman who pushed the Red Army out of Iran, who came to the aid of Greece when Communists threatened to overthrow it, who stared down the Soviet blockade of West Berlin by flying in supplies and saving the city. Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not today. Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators.

It is not their patriotism — it is their judgment that has been so sorely lacking. They claimed Carter's pacifism would lead to peace.

They were wrong.

They claimed Reagan's defense buildup would lead to war.

They were wrong.

And, no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. Together, Kennedy/Kerry have opposed the very weapons system that won the Cold War and that is now winning the War on Terror.

This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces? U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?

If you were in the room with me last night mostly what you would have heard was: wow….Wow….WOW…dam…WOW! …DAM!!

He totally blew me away. This man was genuinely angry with Kerry and his party. You could see it in his face, and his delivery. Please go and find a video of the speech if you did not see it last night. I think it was all he could do not to start cussing out Kerry. I just wish he would move here so we could ask him to run for an office. I’d vote for him! They are calling him mean, he was not mean he was Pissed off, and using clear examples of why. Examples that they are going to have a hard time defending. Love this guy! Again GO TEAM!

President Bush does not deal in empty threats and half measures, and his determination has sent a clear message. Just five days after Saddam was captured, the government of Libya agreed to abandon its nuclear weapons program and turn the materials over to the United States. Tonight, uranium, centrifuges, and plans for nuclear weapons that were once hidden in Libya are locked up and stored away in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, never again to be a danger to Americans.

Senator Kerry began his political career by saying he would like to see our troops deployed "only at the directive of the United Nations." During the 1980s, Senator Kerry opposed Ronald Reagan's major defense initiatives that brought victory in the Cold War. In 1991, when Saddam Hussein occupied Kuwait and stood poised to dominate the Persian Gulf, Senator Kerry voted against Operation Desert Storm.

Senator Kerry denounces American action when other countries don't approve as if the whole object of our foreign policy were to please a few persistent critics. In fact, in the global war on terror, as in Afghanistan and Iraq, President Bush has brought many allies to our side. But as the President has made very clear, there is a difference between leading a coalition of many, and submitting to the objections of a few. George W. Bush will never seek a permission slip to defend the American people.

Senator Kerry also takes a different view when it comes to supporting our military. Although he voted to authorize force against Saddam Hussein, he then decided he was opposed to the war, and voted against funding for our men and women in the field. He voted against body armor, ammunition, fuel, spare parts, armored vehicles, extra pay for hardship duty, and support for military families. Senator Kerry is campaigning for the position of commander in chief. Yet he does not seem to understand the first obligation of a commander in chief and that is to support American troops in combat.

In his years in Washington, John Kerry has been one of a hundred votes in the United States Senate and very fortunately on matters of national security, his views rarely prevailed. But the presidency is an entirely different proposition. A senator can be wrong for 20 years, without consequence to the nation. But a president a president always casts the deciding vote. And in this time of challenge, America needs and America has a president we can count on to get it right.

On Iraq, Senator Kerry has disagreed with many of his fellow Democrats. But Senator Kerry's liveliest disagreement is with himself. His back-and-forth reflects a habit of indecision, and sends a message of confusion. And it is all part of a pattern. He has, in the last several years, been for the No Child Left Behind Act and against it. He has spoken in favor of the North American Free Trade Agreement and against it. He is for the Patriot Act and against it. Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual America sees two John Kerrys.

Cheney gave a great speech! To be honest I thought it would be boring, it wasn’t. Yes he started out slow in a style that I expected from him, but he picked up, his humor showed through big as day! What a great guy. A real leader! He hit all the key points about the President, why you should vote for him. He then drew sharp contrasts between him and Kerry. Very sharp. No attacks on his war record. He attacked Kerry on his voting record. Something that Kerry does not want to talk about ever. He also talked about Bush’s record in office, something that no one did at the D’s convention. I wonder why? He is Someone that I would love to talk to for hours on end! GREAT JOB! GO TEAM!!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Republicans have a real problem

Quotes taken from News Max:

President Bush apparently tells Karl Rove on a daily basis that he is terribly worried about ‘turnout’ and ‘getting out the vote.’ He knows that no such problem exists on the Left: the anti-Bush crowd just can’t wait to vote in November.

Now the real problem is apparently over confidence. What got me on this subject? Well I got the chance to listen to Rush yesterday, most of the time I am at work so I can’t. I also listen to lots of other talk radio when I am on my way to or from work. They are all saying the same things for the last 3-4 days it seems. Kerry is imploding. He is falling apart. Bush will have an easy win. Sorry it does sound good, but I just don’t buy it. They keep talking about the polls in a lot of places giving the President between a 2-4 point lead. They call that a big lead? B.S. call me when its 7-10 points. 2-4 is crap. Where are there heads? Have they not been paying attention?

Here are the facts as I see them. The (D)umbacrats could run Bozo the clown (sorry Bozo) against the President and get at least %47 of the vote with out even running an add. Ok its not quite that bad, but it is really close. Most of the people that are going to vote for Kerry don’t know him, don’t care to know him, and just plane hate Bush. That’s all and that’s it. I am very worried that they are going to win. I agree with the President, I don’t here the excitement from friends of mine that are republican. They are going to vote for the man sure, but there is no energy on our side. The Kerry people have energy, the energy of hate, but at least that is something. I hope we can change some minds in the next 60 days.

Arnold Hits a Homerun!

Speech Quotes from Yahoo!

I finally arrived here in 1968. I had empty pockets, but I was full of dreams. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism, which is what I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting government off your back, lowering taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air.

I said to my friend, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican!"

If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does... then you are a Republican!

If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world ... then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen ...if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism ... then you are a Republican!

To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: "Don't be economic girlie men!"

These are my favorite quotes from his speech. What a great job. I was expecting much less than this from him. Boy am I glad I was wrong! There was even talk that we was asked to not use the girlie men comment. Well I am glad he did! Everyone expected it and wanted to here him say it. If the other side gets mad, what are they going to do through a temper tantrum like girlie men? He really did an excellent job and I am sure glad he was there to speak! I know that he does not agree with all of the platform, and him and I would not agree on a lot of things, but the point is that we all have a core and that keeps us together and we really are inclusive and unlike the (D)umbacrats we are tolerant of other opinions. It’s the core that’s important, and we all share that core. Lets go TEAM!!!

Dave Reichert walks out on a debate?

From the Seattlepi

King County Sheriff Dave Reichert is sick and tired of "dirty politics," and he's not going to take it anymore.

Reichert was irked by recent direct mailings from Tebelius and Esser questioning his loyalty to the Republican Party and blaming him for a $7 million settlement paid out because of a lawsuit involving late overtime payments to sheriff's office employees, according to Bruce Boram, his campaign manager.

"Diane and Luke know better than that, and they should be ashamed," Reichert said in an interview after the forum. "If you are going to attack me, attack me with facts -- not misleading information or things taken out of context."

"Everyone tells him, 'This is how politics is played,' " Boram said. "His response is, 'It shouldn't be like this.' "

I have to agree with both sides on this one. Right now I am going to vote for Reichert, because he is not a politician. That is a big plus for me. I want to ask these other two: what happened to the eleventh commandment? Republicans should not be playing dirty with each other. Its never good to walk out on a debate but I understand why he did. It got attention, that’s what he wanted.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

DANEgerus pictures

You might want to check out some of the pictures that DANEgerus has up of the protesters! It’s a real hoot. I wish we could face off with the main stream Left in a battle of wits and intelligence. But I think they may be unarmed, and that would not be fair.

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

BitsBlog has a link to Mr. Guliani’s Speech last night

I remember President Bush coming here on September 14, 2001 and lifting the morale of our rescue workers by talking with them and embracing them and staying with them much longer than originally planned.

In fact, if you promise to keep it just between us so I don't get in trouble it was my opinion that the Secret Service was concerned about the president remaining so long in that area.

With buildings still unstable, with fires raging below ground of 2000 degrees or more, there was good reason for concern.

Well the president remained there and talked to everyone, the firefighters, the police officers, the healthcare workers, the clergy, but the people who spent the most time with him were our construction workers.

Now New York construction workers are very special people. I'm sure this is true all over but I know the ones here the best. They were real heroes along with many others that day, volunteering immediately. And they're big, real big. Their arms are bigger than my legs and their opinions are even bigger than their arms. Now each one of them would engage the president and I imagine like his cabinet give him advice. They were advising him in their own words on exactly what he should do with the terrorists. Of course I can't repeat their exact language.

But one of them really went into great detail and upon conclusion of his remarks President Bush said in a rather loud voice, "I agree."

At this point the guy just beamed and all his buddies turned toward him in amazement.

The guy just lost it.

So he reached over, embraced the president and began hugging him enthusiastically.

A Secret Service agent standing next to me looked at the president and the guy and instead of extracting the president from this bear hug, he turned toward me and put his finger in my face and said, "If this guy hurts the president, Giuliani you're finished."

It stories like that, that only Rudy can tell, that remind us why we must support our president. No he is not perfect, no one is, but when it counts here is there, and he leads! Rudy did a fantastic speech. He reminded us what its all about. Explained to everyone, that was listening that we need a leader that will stick with a decision. Sure he took some shots at Kerry, He made them in a joking manner, but they were shots none the less, and I am sure that the main stream media will be all over them. But the great things about these shots were the fact that they were all on Kerry’s record, which as I have been saying, is exactly where we need to be aiming. It will be very hard, if not impossible, for Kerry to effectively defend himself from these facts. I also liked John McCain’s speech also. He was a little stiff and did not have as much energy, but the message was there. I just wonder if could get Rudy to speak again before Thursday?

Monday, August 30, 2004

Convention Protests Start Today!

Oh yeah and the RNC is there, and might say something important, maybe.

Flanked by police in riot gear, the protesters moved through the fortified city, loudly and exuberantly chanting slogans such as "No more years." They accused the White House of waging an unjust war in Iraq, making the country poorer and undermining abortion rights.

At least that’s what it feels like. Sure they have a right to protest, but you think that the real story would be the opposite. I think the coverage of the protesters are good in some ways, depending on how they are shown and interviewed. Sean Hannity did his Man on the Street segment and talked to several of the young protesters there. Several of them Sean convinced (by giving them the wrong name) that Kerry’s running mate was a MR. Stu Ped. Most all of them bought it. Even the ones that knew who the players were failed when asked one important question; What in the his last 19 years of the Senate has Kerry done that makes you want to vote for him. All most all tried to go into the he’s not Bush. Sean didn’t let them do that. None of them had a answer. Not one, and he interviewed 5-6 of them. If more people or media people would just ask that question when they talk to protesters and also not let them get into the “he’s not bush” or let them answer that way, it would really help us out. I really do think that almost everyone that is going to vote Kerry is using that reason to vote that way, and have no other reason. Smart people when confronted with that will take pause and think and search for a reason.