Sunday, January 6, 2008

I wish we could elect Newt

but there is no way. He just tells the truth:

So then you look at Saudi Arabia. The fact that we tolerate a country saying no Christian and no Jew can go to Mecca, and we start with the presumption that that's true while they attack Israel for being a religious state is a sign of our timidity, our confusion, our cowardice that is stunning

And then...

We have given it away to both Democrats and Republicans. It is fundamentally different from the national news media. When asked the question "Do we have an obligation to defend the United States and her allies?" the answer is 85 percent yes. When asked a further question "Should we defeat our enemies?" – it's very strong language – the answer is 75% yes, 75 to 16.

The complaint about Iraq is a performance complaint, not a values complaint.

When asked whether or not al Qaeda is a threat, 89% of the country says yes. And they think you have to defeat it, you can't negotiate with it. So now let's look at al Qaeda and the rise of Islamist terrorism.

And let's be honest: What's the primary source of money for al Qaeda? It's you, re-circulated through Saudi Arabia. Because we have no national energy strategy, when clearly if you really cared about liberating the United States from the Middle East and if you really cared about the survival of Israel, one of your highest goals would be to move to a hydrogen economy and to eliminate petroleum as a primary source of energy.

Now that's what a serious national strategy would look like, but that would require real change.

Read the rest and see why he is a giant among midgets.

My thanks to Larry P and Familysecuritymatters.

When I decided to do a blog I swore a solem

oath that I would never do a post on dogs. But this one is just too good, and too true, to not post.

An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from
his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. He followed
me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep in a corner.
An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.
The next day he was back, resumed his position in the hall, and slept
for an hour. This continued for over a week.
Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: "Every afternoon your dog
Comes to my house for a nap."
The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar:
"He lives in a home with ten children -- he's trying to catch up
on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"

My thanks to Mike L.

The following was sent from

mayorblair to a large number. I am reprinting it here and inviting all to respond.

"Ron Paul is smarter than the rest of the Usual Suspects put together (Rep & Dem's). If only the biased Republicans would stop and listen to the guy, he would be so in front of the rest that he would be getting ready to lap the field. Fox Noise is nothing but a voice for the Republicans. Fair and Balanced - Don't think so!!

I'm an Ind. and Paul makes more sense than than any of the others. I hope we have a third party candidate, then we will see who really cares about this country.


Frankly I think Ron Paul may have some ideas that sound good, but every since we had airplanes that can cross the Atlantic, foreign policy consists of more than trying to shut the door.

I'm a sucker for puns...

It was Visitor's Day at the Lunatic Asylum.

All the inmates were standing in the courtyard, singing "Ave Maria."
They were singing beautifully.

Oddly, each of them was holding a red apple in one hand and tapping it
rhythmically with a pencil.

A visitor listened in wonder to the performance, and then approached
the conductor. "I'm a retired choir director," he said. "This is one of
the best choirs I have ever heard"

"Yes, I am very proud of them," said the conductor.

"You should take them on tour," said the visitor. "What are they

"Surely that's obvious," replied the conductor.

"They're the Moron Tapanapple Choir."

My thanks to Mac!