jueves, 12 de agosto de 2004

Gay New Jersey Gov. Resigns

Today, the Democrat governor of New Jersey, James E. McGreevey, resigned for having an extramarital affair. Not only that, but it was a gay affair with one of his political aides. The aide, Golan Cipel, is going to file a civil suit against McGreevey citing sexual harrassment.

I have two issues with this situation. First, McGreevey isn't actually resigning until Nov. 15th. Why is he waiting that long? Because if he were to resign today, it would force a gubernatorial election this November, which would drive more Republicans to the ballot box in support of the Republican candidate, which in turn means, more votes for President Bush, which means, New Jersey could go for Bush. By delaying the resignation, McGreevey is trying to ensure that New Jersey goes for Kerry. If McGreevey really felt bad about what he did and truly wanted the forgiveness of his family, don't you think he would resign today? If I was in trouble of losing my family, I wouldn't care who my state voted for for president.

The second issue I have, is that gay activist groups are disapointed with his decision to resign. Fox News reports, "Gay rights groups said it was unfortunate that McGreevey felt the need to resign. 'Being open about one’s sexual orientation in public life should not preclude them serving their communities or their country,' said Chuck Wolfe, president of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of openly gay and lesbian public officials."

They think this is unfortunate? They think he is resigning BECAUSE he is gay? That just goes to show how little gay activist groups care about morality. McGreevey isn't resigning because he is gay, he's resigning because he cares about the well-being of his family and realizes that his affair has severely hurt his family. I applaud his decision to resign. I can't say that about Clinton. We need public officials who exhibit integrity, not who get caught up in scandals. It was an unfortunate decision to cheat on his family, but what the gay community doesn't seem to understand, is that there are consequences for our actions. They obviously don't seem concerned over the fact that he broke his promise to his wife, that he has forever changed the lives of his children and hurt those he loves most. All they care about is getting an openly gay person to be governor. They don't care about him, his family, or morals, all they care about is pushing their agenda. They are only concerned with making homosexuality seem normal and acceptable behavior. And they wonder why so many people are hostile to their agenda!

Victory for Morals

Today the California Supreme Court voided all the gay marriage licenses that were given out earlier this year in San Francisco. The court ruled that the mayor did not have the legal authority to issue such licenses.

Paranoia of the Left

Why does it seem that the left has an unusual high amount of crazy people? Everything is a conspiracy with these people. Take Hillary Clinton as an example. She thinks everything is just one big right wing conspiracy. These people are so obsessed with getting power, they become insane. Sort of like Richard Nixon.

Today's Washington Post has a great article that examines the paranoia of some left leaning people.

"Among New York Democrats there's a weird fatalism about John Kerry's chances in November. The city's mania to see the president routed does nothing to lift the mood of bullish defeatism. What you hear is that Bush will still win by a hair -- not because Kerry fails to rev the electorate's engine, but because "they" will "pull something."

"What "they" will "pull" ranges from the notion that "they" -- sometimes known as "Karl Rove" -- will produce Osama bin Laden from some luxury cave on Halloween, to a super-scary election-eve terror attack warning that would have all the authenticity of Orson Welles's 1938 radio hoax about the Martians, but better production values. On these premises, it is a given that the timing of the recent terror reports was sheer manipulation. Exhibit A, the riff goes, is a photo in the takeout on terrorism in this week's Newsweek. See that big picture of Fran Townsend, the White House homeland security adviser? In the background is Karl Rove. C'mon what's he doing at a terrorism meeting? (Actually it was a staffers' meeting, but nevermind.)"

"I've heard people saying that the Bush team might blow up something around election day, just like the Nazis burned the Reichstag and then blamed it on the Jews to get elected," a writer friend e-mailed me this week. "The surprise is that it all comes from your above-average Times-reading academics.

Are smart people going nuts?

Just when you think so, the news adds new fuel to overheated suspicions. The electronic voting machines are found vulnerable to hacking, and the habitually judicious Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton goes on the record in midtown Tuesday to charge that the Republicans would try to intimidate Democratic voters and manipulate federal election laws to discourage turnout."

What a bunch of loonies! First you'll hear are these liberals talk about how stupid George Bush is. I was watching an interview with Alec Baldwin the other night and thought Bush was the dumbest president ever. But then on the other hand, liberals claim that Republicans are some sort of conspiracy masterminds able to control anything they want. Which is it? Dumb or smart? Do liberals actually believe that Bush somehow has control over electronic voting anymore than Democrats do? If a Republican could hack into the system, don't you think a Democrat could as well? I really doubt that the RNC leadership is going to pull Osama out of a cave right before elections. First, that would be leaked. It would come out that we had Osama way before we said we did and that would be political suicide.

Some liberals are probably just scared that Bush will win because Kerry is so disappointing in almost every way. He doesn't motivate anyone to go out and vote. He doesn't know which position he is taking on any given day. You want to talk about being a puppet, Kerry is the puppet of the DNC and to whomever he is speaking to on any given day.

miércoles, 11 de agosto de 2004

Unfit for Command

Regardless of political ideology, be sure to buy Unfit for Command.

"The book accuses the Democratic nominee of lying about what he saw as a Navy officer during his four months of combat in Vietnam, inflating his own record to garner enough Purple Hearts to go home early and later joining an anti-war group that discussed plans for assassinating members of the U.S. Congress."

Because Kerry has touted his Vietnam record as a reason to trust his leadership ability, I suggest reading this book and then making up your mind about whether John Kerry is the kind of leader you want.

Who Was Interned During WWII?

The obvious answer is Japanese Americans. That's what everyone was taugh in school. However, the PC police don't want you to know that thousands of European Americans were also interned. People of German and Italian discent were also interned. But you don't learn that in school. The liberal agenda is to make America, specifically white men, to look like the plague. When I was in college, I remember professors referring to conservatives as old, rich, Christian white men.

Michelle Malkin has a new article out about the forgotten internees of WWII.

Malkin writes, "Thanks to a left-wing monopoly on the teaching of World War II history, not many other Americans know about these long-forgotten internees, either. Generations of schoolchildren have been taught to believe that our government threw only ethnic Japanese into camps because of wartime hysteria and anti-Asian bigotry. It's a convenient myth that allows today's civil liberties absolutists to guilt-trip America into opposing any use of racial, nationality or religious profiling to protect the homeland."

For more on the forgotten internees, read Malkin's new book, "In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial Profiling' in World War II and the War on Terror."