For a bit of light comic relief after all the elections we have been having whip on over to Wicked Thoughts and have a giggle. For any of those from the other side of the political spectrum who accidently land here then be assured the link is a joke. Funny though.
Both Kerry and the Australian SBS refuse to admit defeat but it looks home and hosed to me. SBS report Ohio terribly close..closest poll in memory..country polarized. Why is a country polarized when conservative governments win and politically mature when Left wing governments win. Ohio is terribly close to the point where Bush is ahead by a statisticsally unsurmountable lead according to Ohio’s Secretary of State. All of SBS’s reporting was as at close of counting in the US whereas the bloggers of the world are still up and posting and subsequently more recent. The ABC are rerunning a Bush lied, Powel lied, WMD’s are still important to us and the Abu Graib saga doco. I guess the programmers run the show in anticipation of a Kerry win. Makes it all the more poignant to the luvvies viewing. However, there is some good news for Kerry. He won the ‘Straw Pole’ held at ‘Harry’s New York’ bar in Paris. Well he would. Wouldn’t he? A comment from Tim Blair’s site sums it up.
… a great night for conservatives around the world, and a bad night for Islamic fundamentalists, terrorists and Communists.
Got this link from a Viet Vet in the US. Stolen Valor may have been pulled from the networks but Fahrenheit 911 has been screened most everywhere in the world. I think this is grossly unfair so click on the link below to view it See how Conservatives, the right wing and us Vets view Kerry. See Stolen Valor here Plays best on Real One but OK on others Put some time aside – it’s 40 odd minutes.
Norman McGreevy writes to the Australian and nails it. Landslide alert 19 October 2004
“PROGRESSIVE” pundits, journalists and most of academia long ago concluded that George W. Bush is the biggest liar ever to make president and should, without delay, be ejected from the White House. Hollywood’s left-leaning entertainers and assorted rock acts have screeched loud and long in their campaigns against the dumb “end of democracy as we know it” Bush presidency. John Kerry comprehensively wiped the floor with Bush in all three of their debates. Then a poll involving ten “quality newspapers” around the world, showed people would much prefer John Kerry to be the next US president. And now, not unexpectedly, The New York Times has delivered their own ringing endorsement of Senator John Kerry for president. All of this encouraging evidence appears to be pointing towards a Republican landslide. Norman McGreevy Malvern East, VicCouldn’t agree more.
The hide of some people. Fancy letting an anti-Kerry TV show onto the networks. The Washington Post carries this article that reminds us all of the lack of balance in the media.
Now Sinclair’s decision to order its 62 stations to carry a movie attacking Kerry’s Vietnam record is drawing political fire — not least from the Democratic National Committee, which plans to file a federal complaint today accusing the company of election-law violations. “Sinclair’s owners aren’t interested in news, they’re interested in pro-Bush propaganda,” said DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, whose complaint will accuse the firm of making an in-kind contribution to the Bush campaign.Australia’s ABC and SBS have anti-Bush documentaries and talk shows several times a week and I’m sure it’s the same in the US. Michael Moore even markets his documentaries as movies and yet a TV network in the States gets hammered for scheduling an opposing view. It works too. A lot of people I know think Bush is the pits but when questioned, they all get their news from the mainstream media. SBS and ABC set the scene and the commercials are only interested in 5 second bites so Bush’s abilities or otherwise are never debated. Kidnapping and suicide car bombers are good for 6:00 pm news. Instant gratification…no substance…no balance. Sinclair’s TV network even had the temerity to send a VP (no less) to Iraq to find some good news as none seemed to be getting through the left wing censors.
Earlier this year, Sinclair sent a vice president who has called John F. Kerry a liar to Iraq to find good news stories that it said were being overlooked by the biased liberal press.Mind you, they could have saved heaps by subscribing to Chrenkoff. His latest Good News from Iraq Part 12 tends to put some balance into the debate. Talking of Chrenkoff. he is reading from my Library. He quotes Mark W Woodruff’s “Unheralded Victory: Who won the Vietnam War?” and says;
…Highly recommended for history and military buffs, this book makes it painfully clear that the American forces, together with South Vietnamese army and other allies have convincingly won every military engagement of the war, from 1965 to the American withdrawal in 1973, in the process almost completely destroying Viet Cong and inflicting staggering casualties on the North Vietnamese Army. Vietnam War, sadly, is another example of conflict won militarily but lost politically.The example of Woodruffs book is relevant in Iraq today. I haven’t been to Iraq but I was in Vietnam and I can assure you that the Media snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in such a stunnung manner that for years even I believed it. I don’t now and daily, I see the same tactics being used in Iraq. Readers, some times the truth is hard to find but it is out there. Go look for it.
Bush leads in the polls leaving his haters amazed at the stupidity of the voters.
For the first time in a Post-ABC news poll this year, a majority of likely voters now say they plan to vote for Bush. Among those most likely to vote in November, Bush holds a 52 percent to 43 percent lead over Kerry, with independent Ralph Nader receiving 2 percent of the hypothetical vote. Among all registered voters, Bush leads Kerry 50 percent to 44 percent.What to do? I know, let’s have GlobeScan poll the world. That’s better! GlobalScan managed to find people who would vote against Bush if they had the vote The Australian(no link) has an article headed Challenger’s Global Landslide stating…..In 30 of 35 countries polled by International research group GlobalScan, Kerry was preferred Leader. Not surprising but a futile exercise none-the-less. They dont have the vote. It’s still Bush 50% – Kerry 44% Meanwhile the Democrats are attacking Bush’s military record but may have been caught out in a lie. Via Tim Blair They need to attack Bush’s record as Kerry’s has been trashed. Bush might not have gone to Vietnam but at least he didn’t go to North Vietnam.
Gary of Gravatt.org fame pointed me to this letter re John Kerry. It talks of American dead defamed by lies but is equally relevant from the Australian perspective. This as a teaser;
It’s bad enough that we couldn’t mourn our dead then. Now we see the same man that stood over the open graves of our brothers and pissed on their bodies is back. This time he’s dug up those bodies and is standing on them to give himself the stature for high office.Compassionate and eloquent, it sums up the feelings of Vietnam Vets very well. Go read and try and imagine how we feel. If you were the man who, in 1970, phoned the recently bereaved parents of a mate from my battalion and told them he deserved to die or the man in Adelaide who told me the dead of Long Tan deserved to die or the young women, who in 1971, ask me how many babies I had killed, or anyone who agreed with them then read the letter and look into your soul. Thanks Gary.
John Kerry set the scene to include his war service as a part of his case to be elected President so he can’t complain when people question that service. I mean, right from the start I would have shut up. Does he really think people will forget what he did after the war when he went over to the other side. It’s one thing to disagree with the war – it’s quite another to give solace to the enemy and to denigrate the service of your own countrymen. On the face of it it appears he was awarded the Bronze Star with V device for rescuing a special forces guy. The SF guy was in the water and there was no incoming fire. Big deal! That’s not hero stuff. Now his Silver Star is under question. Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer writing for Frontpage have come up with some fairly interesting questions. Yes, I know where Frontpage are coming from but the questions still need answering. It appears they have found three, repeat three, citations for the award. Civilians might find that of no import but the soldier in me screams “bullshit alert…there is somethig wrong here’ Not only are there an unprecedented three citations but they vary, were written years and decades after the event and look like a sanitization of events. If your interested in pursuing the truth you should check it out Wallace at Streams in Texas has a point to make on relative heroism. Non military readers may like to read what he has to say to get some idea what we proffessional soldiers think of dodgy citations and officers who enlist in the enemy’s services. Update: Donald Sensing at One Hand Clapping has more
Yeah. I know. The subject has been around for awhile but I’ve decided to include this link to 59 deceits by Dave Kopel to help readers gain access to a critical assessment of the politdoco produced by Michael Moore. I haven’t seen Fahrenheit 9/11 and have no intentions of doing so. To me it would be like taking time out of my busy life to spend an evening with Phillip Adams. I just have better ways of spending my time than watching a 122 minute anti-Bush/US political add peppered with lies, lies of omission and half truths. It amazes me that people in Brisbane Australia will pay good money to watch a Democrat Political ad and accept it in blind faith. What?s more upsetting is that Moore is making buckets of money out of the exercise and no-one is calling him to order other than in the blogworld. Great money if you can get it. I bet John Singleton never made anywhere as much money out of any of his ALP TV adverts. But then John is not as unprincipled as Moore. I’m surprised Phillip Adams hasn’t thought of this and produced a politdoco making Howard look like a liar and a fool using the same formulae as Moore. Get an unflattering film clip of Howard, season with lies, lies of omission and half truths and sell it to the world. Then again, maybe Phil has thought of it. As an aside. Can you imagine the uproar if someone produced a similar piece on John Kerry. We would never hear about it. The press would block it and no actor would even look at a script and yet with Kerry’s background it would be a great expose. Ah, the dream. Level playing field – unbiased media. Stupid of me, I know.
Well, I like it. Stolen from Streams in Texas. More on Kerry and his casual and political approach to the truth is to be found here