Waffle House, USA

Shortly after 9/11, this was sKerry’s view…

“… I remember feeling a rage, a huge anger, and I remember turning to somebody and saying, ‘This is war.’ I said, ‘This is an act of war.”’

Now, ” ”We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they’re a nuisance… It isn’t threatening people’s lives every day, and fundamentally, it’s something that you continue to fight, but it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.”

That’s right, now sKerry equates Islamic jihadist “acts of war” as simply a nuisance, a matter strictly for law enforcement activity. On 9/11 the truth finally broke through to him and remained in his awareness for some time: it was an act of war. Now, “a nuisance”…

NOT someone to trust in prosecuting the war against Islamic jihadists, or someone with a worldview (well, with his egocentric personality discorder, would you expect a “worldview”?) that can combat Islamic jihadists, let alone the array of forces aligned against Western Civilization as a whole.

A “dangerous and naive” view, indeed (Thanks, GWB for the phrase—link to Friday’s debate transcript).

Note: the link above—”Now“— is to an October 10, 2004 article in the NYT and requires a relatively innocuous sign-up/registration to view. But do read the whole thing. It’s intended, as you can tell from the first paragraph, as campaign lit for the sKerry campaign, disguised as “news” but nevertheless manages to reveal sKerry’s “dangerous and naive” (as well as disingenuous and destructive) “worldview”…

Waffle House, USA

Shortly after 9/11, this was sKerry’s view…

“… I remember feeling a rage, a huge anger, and I remember turning to somebody and saying, ‘This is war.’ I said, ‘This is an act of war.”’

Now, ” ”We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they’re a nuisance… It isn’t threatening people’s lives every day, and fundamentally, it’s something that you continue to fight, but it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.”

That’s right, now sKerry equates Islamic jihadist “acts of war” as simply a nuisance, a matter strictly for law enforcement activity. On 9/11 the truth finally broke through to him and remained in his awareness for some time: it was an act of war. Now, “a nuisance”…

NOT someone to trust in prosecuting the war against Islamic jihadists, or someone with a worldview (well, with his egocentric personality discorder, would you expect a “worldview”?) that can combat Islamic jihadists, let alone the array of forces aligned against Western Civilization as a whole.

A “dangerous and naive” view, indeed (Thanks, GWB for the phrase—link to Friday’s debate transcript).

Note: the link above—”Now“— is to an October 10, 2004 article in the NYT and requires a relatively innocuous sign-up/registration to view. But do read the whole thing. It’s intended, as you can tell from the first paragraph, as campaign lit for the sKerry campaign, disguised as “news” but nevertheless manages to reveal sKerry’s “dangerous and naive” (as well as disingenuous and destructive) “worldview”…

LOTR/2004 Election: Meet at The Prancing Pony

OK, I’ve mentioned (below) casting Bush and sKerry as characters in LOTR, and although typecasting like this would seem to be simple, I did have to search a bit to cast one of the players…

Bush as Samwise Gamgee is a pretty solid fit in terms of character, although I doubt Sam ever earned his M.B.A. sKerry as Grimma Wormtongue is a lock: a minor character with undue negative influence on an entire people. Cheney was a little tougher, but only because he just doesn’t fit the physical description of Gandalf. He can be as warm as Gandalf, and as folksy, but if I had a Balrog coming up fast on my six, I’d be glad to hand off to Cheney as Gandalf.

The really tough one to cast, though, was Edwards… I mean, seriously, there was not one single character in the books I could come up with for a role for him, until… hmmm… Yep. It fits. Edwards as the inspiration for the name of the inn where the hobbits met Aragorn: The Prancing Pony.

LOTR/2004 Election: Meet at The Prancing Pony

OK, I’ve mentioned (below) casting Bush and sKerry as characters in LOTR, and although typecasting like this would seem to be simple, I did have to search a bit to cast one of the players…

Bush as Samwise Gamgee is a pretty solid fit in terms of character, although I doubt Sam ever earned his M.B.A. sKerry as Grimma Wormtongue is a lock: a minor character with undue negative influence on an entire people. Cheney was a little tougher, but only because he just doesn’t fit the physical description of Gandalf. He can be as warm as Gandalf, and as folksy, but if I had a Balrog coming up fast on my six, I’d be glad to hand off to Cheney as Gandalf.

The really tough one to cast, though, was Edwards… I mean, seriously, there was not one single character in the books I could come up with for a role for him, until… hmmm… Yep. It fits. Edwards as the inspiration for the name of the inn where the hobbits met Aragorn: The Prancing Pony.

A truly historic day

President Bush’s concerning the election in Afganistan:

“A marvelous thing is happening in Afghanistan. Freedom is powerful. Think about a society in which young girls couldn’t go to school and their mothers were whipped in the public square. And today, they’re holding a presidential election.

The first person to vote in the presidential election, three years after the Taliban ruled that country with such barbarism, was a 19-year-old woman, an Afghan refugee, who fled her homeland during the civil war. Here’s what she said: “I cannot explain my feelings, just how happy I am. I would never have thought I would be able to vote in this election.” She’s voting in this election because the United States of America believes that freedom is the Almighty God’s gift to each man and woman in this world. And today is an appropriate day for Americans to remember and thank the men and women of our Armed Forces who liberated Afghanistan.

The people of Australia voted today, as well. And I want to congratulate my good friend, Prime Minister John Howard, who won a great victory.”

…a remarkable achievement of the Afgan people in partnership and with the aid of the U.S.

And as an added benefit, it really puts sKerry’s panties in a bunch.

A truly historic day

President Bush’s concerning the election in Afganistan:

“A marvelous thing is happening in Afghanistan. Freedom is powerful. Think about a society in which young girls couldn’t go to school and their mothers were whipped in the public square. And today, they’re holding a presidential election.

The first person to vote in the presidential election, three years after the Taliban ruled that country with such barbarism, was a 19-year-old woman, an Afghan refugee, who fled her homeland during the civil war. Here’s what she said: “I cannot explain my feelings, just how happy I am. I would never have thought I would be able to vote in this election.” She’s voting in this election because the United States of America believes that freedom is the Almighty God’s gift to each man and woman in this world. And today is an appropriate day for Americans to remember and thank the men and women of our Armed Forces who liberated Afghanistan.

The people of Australia voted today, as well. And I want to congratulate my good friend, Prime Minister John Howard, who won a great victory.”

…a remarkable achievement of the Afgan people in partnership and with the aid of the U.S.

And as an added benefit, it really puts sKerry’s panties in a bunch.

The stakes in the Jihadi war

The war against Islamic jihadists is an important part of the War to Preserve Civilization, and one mother sees that clearly. An excerpt:

“Tonight, in one place in the world where there was no hope, there is now hope. This is how we will win the Jihadi War, one country at a time.

Everytime I look at my daughter, I know what the stakes are in the Jihadi War. When I stand in line to vote in November, I will be standing with the women of Afghanistan.”

Read the whole thing.

The stakes in the Jihadi war

The war against Islamic jihadists is an important part of the War to Preserve Civilization, and one mother sees that clearly. An excerpt:

“Tonight, in one place in the world where there was no hope, there is now hope. This is how we will win the Jihadi War, one country at a time.

Everytime I look at my daughter, I know what the stakes are in the Jihadi War. When I stand in line to vote in November, I will be standing with the women of Afghanistan.”

Read the whole thing.