Thursday, April 22, 2004

Why the troubles in Iraq aren't nearly as bad as portrayed by yer media.

This letter from Iraq was Andrew Sullivan's e-mail of the day.

It's truly unfortunate that the left/Democrats keep lying about what's happening in Iraq to a) undermine the troops and by extension, Bush; b) get elected; and c) to cynically throw this success away for their own power. I have always been anti-left, but have become increasinly disgusted with the way Democrats and Kerry are unconcerned about how much they actually endanger us with their partisanship in time of war. The left is no more interested in freedom for Iraq or us, for that matter, than Saddam was. Read the letter

Sunday, April 4, 2004

Is this what we're paying for?

My alma mater, and my daughter's presumptive alma mater, Indiana University, has a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Office. I discovered this reading an IDS article dealing with protests/counter-protests surrounding a performance of "The Laramie Project."

"Laramie" is a dramatization of events surrounding the gay-lynching of Matthew Shephard several years ago. I have no problem with this. I've not seen the play, but I've heard good things about it. This is not my issue.

My issue is: why, in the name of everything rational does a university need an office for Gay,Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender, um, people? There's a director, Doug Bauder, who presumably helps such folks deal with discrimination issues, health issues peculiar to this group, etc. I don't know. And, I have nothing against Mr. Bauder or the people he serves. I just think that this is one more example of useless spending in the name of "diversity" and political correctness. And I assume my tuition dollars are paying for it. Don't the people this office serves have other resources such as police, courts, health services, etc?

Friday, April 2, 2004

And now for some comic relief

Kerry is pathetic. Is it believable that he would do a better job in an economy already on the downturn (before Bush took over), then shocked by the worst attack on our soil since Pearl Harbor? In a word -- "Ha ha." Go ahead and read this: Yahoo! News - Despite jobs boost, Kerry still blasts Bush economic record. Then laugh. Then be disgusted over the fact that the only way this guy figures he can win is to pretend he's happy about the economic news then claim he "can do better."

He's a weak sister on defense, and he's going to be trying to run against an economic record that is demonstrably, provably much better than he claims. What the hell has this guy got? Unless it's Hillary, nada. And I don't think Hillary really wants to be this guy's running mate.

308,000 jobs created in March

Tax cuts, trickle down, actually works. Whaddya know about that?